Jul 31, 2009
Having a coach will help keep you accountable and focused.
The smartest thing you could ever do is get yourself a coach/mentor.
All the big stars have a coach, some have several mentors. Each
one teach their own specialty. How do you choose the right coach?
If you were married and were seeking marriage counseling,
would you talk to someone who's never been married? I don't think so!
So would it make more sense to get coaching from somebody who has
experienced what you are seeking, or somebody who hasn't?
Many of the coaches today in network marketing have never built an
organization. Or they built it 5, 10, 15 years ago, but they can't
build it today. So these network marketing coaches go out and teach
people how to do what they can't do. What they did 10 years ago
worked 10 years ago. But it doesn't work today.
So instead of being on the cutting edge of technology and learning
and USING the state-of-the-art in network marketing business-
building, they hold themselves up as a coach!
If you're going to be coached, you want to be coached by somebody
who is currently doing it NOW, someone who is active today.
It's crazy, but there are even "coaches" who promote it as a virtue
that they no longer do network marketing. They'll tell you this lets
them be objective. They'll tell you that you don't need to worry
about them recruiting you into some other business.
Here is the truth: there's a lot more money in network marketing than
there is in coaching - IF you can actually do network marketing, then
you can do the coaching anyway, while you're building your business.
So why isn't this person in network marketing anymore?
Easy. It's because they can't do it. Plain and simple, they can't build it.
It is completely insane to choose as your coach someone who is not
currently successful at network marketing. You are being ripped-off,
plain and simple.
Here's another thing, 90% of these coaches tell you that YOU have to
change. They say you have to get out of your comfort zone, become
this "A" type personality. And THAT is the reason it doesn't work.
Most top business people have or once had a true mentor, someone
who's done it before and knows what to do. The person with a mentor
has a big advantage. I would be honored to be YOUR mentor, no
matter what company you are in.
As your coach, I will believe in YOU until you can believe in yourself!
Jul 28, 2009
Does this sound like something you'll like to ask?
I've been using a few company-provided free leads and I've also purchased leads (local market and real-time leads) with little to no success. I've also used postcard leads with no success.
Where are the best places to post my business opportunity on the internet to drive potential leads to my website? It seems like every free or economical place to post specifically says NO MLM posts or else ...
I'm trying to build my business and I'm getting very discouraged with all the hurdles out there. Any assistance and suggestions you all provide will be greatly appreciated and I thank you so very much in advance!
One more thing - my business is primarily internet and phone driven (nationally) with no face-to-face presentations.
Big Al replied on the Discussion Forum:
Leads are just people.Tom's forum is a wonderful place to learn success skills.
You have tried many types of leads, and none of the leads worked.
That's the problem. It is not the lead, it is what we say and do with the lead.
Here is my experience. When I first started, nobody was interested. Everyone I talked to was lazy, unmotivated, busy, skeptical, etc.
Hmmm, what was the common denominator here. Me!
I was at the scene of the crime every time :)
It was only after I learned the skills of what to say that my "luck" changed.
I didn't need more new leads to ruin. I just needed to say the right things.
So give yourself a test.1. What is the first sentence you say to introduce your business to these leads? Can you write it down? Has it worked?If you can't write these three things down, chances are this could be one of the problems.
2. What are the sentences you use to get the leads to agree to listen to your opportunity? Can you write it down? Has it worked?
3. What "Ice Breaker" do you use to get your leads to ask you for a presentation? Can you write it down? Has it worked?
We have to invest the time to learn the skills of our trade/profession. And this forum is a great place to start.
Another great place is a our Mastermind group!
To your success,
Jul 25, 2009
You Gotta Believe! Like Sarah Thompson
Florida - I was the oldest daughter of 12
children. I worked a lot from the time I
was very young. But everything I made
went to support the family. Since I was
a little girl, I always wanted to be free.
Later, While raising four children of my own, I signed up with the latest, greatest, can't-fail home-based business. I had house parties and called on family members, with no results. I switched companies and tried calling Aunts, sisters and cousins to buy my weight-loss products. No success.
I got divorced. After night school, I got a lucrative corporate position in the late 1980's. But it turned out not to be the dream I wanted.
Back to Network Marketing. I studied, analyzed and joined countless programs. I was told
- Buy leads.
- Make a list of friends and family.
- To be successful, I'd have to get 100 "no"s in order to get one "yes".
- Make more calls.
After 14 failed attempts, spending thousands of dollars for guru "secrets", I was pretty discouraged.
In late 2007, I ran into "Success in 10 Steps" by Michael Dlouhy. I looked at the table of contents and thought, "Huh? Where is step 1, step 2, and all the other steps?" The chapters had titles like ëYour warm market has ice in their veins," and "Give your prospects a puppy".
Oh, right, Michael. This is REALLY going to help. NOT!
A few days later, the phone rang. Michael Dlouhy himself is calling me?? Must be someone using his name. Must be a sales call. Somehow he must know I have a few dollars left on my credit card.
We talked for a few minutes. He invited me to listen in on a free training call. Weird. He never tried to close me.
He called again, a few times. I was suspicious. But still no closing. At least it didn't cost anything. And somehow he began to make sense.
He called again and tells me he knows I am quiet, need data and then more data, that I'm slow to decide, well organized, and do not like calling leads. What is this guy, a mind reader? He says, "Sarah, you're perfect to do this business just the way you are." Now he has me. But I refuse to let him know.
Next call, I break. I tell him about my 14 failed attempts, my lead buying, my collection of no's, and how all 14 uplines told me I was not working hard enough.
Michael patiently explains how to evaluate an MLM company. Bam, wow I get it! My failure in MLM really was not my fault. So I ask, "How much to continue, Michael?" I mentally brace myself for his reply. "No payments. But you have to follow our training program."
After the call, I get an e-mail with four audio links, and no place credit card numbers. I listened to the audios several times. I have a notebook full of notes. On the next call, I asked questions. Hmm. Sounds like the real deal. I start to attend the training sessions. I get addicted.
Michael calls again. Now, it's like we're old friends. He says " Sarah, Linda and I will believe in You until You believe in Yourself" The most powerful words he could have said. How did he know I did not believe in myself?"
That is exactly what Michael and Linda did - they loaned me their belief until I found my own. It worked, simply worked, because it is simple and true.Click Here For Free Ebook
Jul 24, 2009
What is the real meaning behind this word and the people that so
graciously speak of it? Here's how Michael Dlouhy explains it.
A caller recently told me he's joining an MLM company because they
promised him spillover. I said, "They are lying to you!"
The guy called me back later and said, "I point-blank asked them
if I'd get people put underneath me, and the guy said, ëWell,
we can't guarantee that.'"
Spillover - Creating a Welfare Mentality
Good people don't want welfare. They want to build it themselves.
They just want to learn the skills they need to build this business
and create residual income, money that's coming in week after week,
year after year, and they can will it to their children's children.
When you look at a lot of network marketing websites, you often see
that word "spillover." The proposition, more or less, is, "get in now,
today, and you'll get all this spillover."
In my 30 years, I have never, ever, ever seen anybody get spillover,
having somebody build it for them.
And if you look closely at the compensation plans of the companies
that promote spillover, you'll find out that those who get spillover
usually don't get paid on it. There are other hoops to jump through
to get paid on that spillover, and these people rarely ever qualify.
So it's the person who actually does the work who gets the pay, what a
Companies and reps use "spillover" as a tool to drag in people who
think they can build a business without doing any work. In other
words, no sponsoring, no recruiting. It targets that type of person.
When You Say "Spillover", You Are Targeting Quitters!
When you see a network marketing company that promotes spillover
on their website, they're looking for welfare-minded people. The
problem for you is, you can't build with these people, unless YOU do
all the work! That's what they expect. And when you don't build their
business, they'll be off somewhere else, looking for a better welfare plan.
So really, when you or your company promote spillover, you are
targeting people who will not be with you long-term. And in network
marketing that makes absolutely no sense. The failure rate will be 100%.
And Here's Why The Leads You Buy Tell You To Go Pound Sand!
The quickest way to build a huge list is to offer the moon and require
nothing (no money, no work, no purchase) in return. You'll see
companies promoting "we've signed up more people faster than
anybody else in the history of network marketing." Problem is,
there's nobody ordering any product. It's just a bunch of names on a
list - but now they can call these people "network marketers."
Then they turn around and sell this huge database of worthless names
(an "MLM geneology list") For $10,000 each to 10 different list
brokers. BAM! That's $100,000 profit! And then the list brokers sell
these "leads" to all the people in network marketing who want to build
their business -including YOU!
So you pay $2-$3 a lead for these people, you call them up, and they
tell you, "Hey! You‚ are nuts! I've never been in network marketing!"
They don't even know what it is. They just opted in to some
pie-in-the-sky list, hoping to get something for nothing.
Conclusion? Run like heck from any company focused on "spillover"
and ALWAYS generate your own leads!
So do you think spillover is a myth? I believe this message from
Michael is worth listening to. It sure answered a lot of questions I had
on this subject. Learn to generate your own leads for free!
To your success,
Jul 23, 2009
Most people consider prospecting to be
tedious, because of the high rejection rate
that comes with it.
Wouldn't prospecting be more fun if you could
locate quality leads and talk with them rejection free?
I'm going to share a couple of ways you can learn how
to enjoy talking to your clients risk free. First and foremost
you should tune in to our daily Mentoring for free training.
Here you will learn the four basic personality types, where
you can better identify the people you are connecting with
and how to master it.
Then there is a legend, who is the king of rejection free
training and seminars. Tom "Big Al" Schreiter, a dynamic
trainer. He shares over 30 years of experience.
He travels the world teaching network marketers better ways
to build their businesses. Tom's generic training shows you
how to prospect rejection free.
Visit Tom's website to see when he will be coming to your
city or a nearby location. Sign up to get his free reports.
He's a legend you will want to follow and learn from.
Jul 20, 2009
In your network marketing
organization, you will find at
some point in time, each
person in your organization
will go through a stage of draw
back or uncertainty.
Now, how do I know this to be so? Because it is the traditional
path that networkers experience after joining their company.
I went through it, you went through it, as well as people on my
team. So, expect your organization members to encounter the same.
Here are the stages.
1. First is the Excitement stage. This is when they take a look
at the business and become excited because they can now see
network marketing as a way out of debt, or as a way to get the
car they've been wanting, etc. At this point they are fired up
because they see a solution to a problem.
2. Second, is the Criticism stage. They come to the point in their
business where they are not getting the results they hoped for. They
are finding no support from family and friends, none of them are
buying into their business. All they seem to get is criticism from them.
3. Last is Self Doubt stage. Now they are asking themselves the
magical questions, "what did I get myself into?" "Can I get my
money back?". They seem to feel uncomfortable, this is requiring
them to grow.
When these feelings creep into your mind, don't allow them to drive
you away from your dreams. Just know that it happens to us all. Be
aware that your initial excitement is common and the criticism from
others is only a result of their own cowardness. Others become
intimidated when they see that you have dreams and they don't.
When self doubt arises, keep the faith. Most people usually call it
quits in the stage of self doubt. If you will continue to fight, you will
reach your commitment stage.
There will be highs and lows in building a business. So prepare your
team for these expectations. Winners bounce back. Winners are the
Jul 17, 2009
procedures before you ever join any company. I mentor
and teach this rule of thumb to network marketers from
This one act alone could be the most important thing
you'll ever do in your network marketing career. I know
of a number of networkers who have lost everything because
they simply disregarded reading their policies and procedures.
Bad News From the Viperous Upline.
You need to make it a point to know who your upline is.
Upline can be viperous and they can get you really good.
Such as an instant of a woman in a networking company,
who became the first female to build so quickly and made
it to the top position in only a few months.
Her upline was extremely jealous and envious of her. So
naturally the upline wanted to get rid of this woman. The
woman had a fiance building in another company and things
were going really well for them. Her company found out about
the fiance's success, and because he lived in her household
it was grounds to terminate the woman.
There was a claus in her P & P's that stated you or anyone
in your household cannot make money from another networking
company while associated with this company. If violated you
can be terminated.
Needless to say the upline was happy to expose this bit of
news to the company. The woman's website was shut down
immediately and she never received her bonus check of $7,000
that was due her. She never even got a letter, only a phone
conversations letting her know she was no longer part of the company!
[she didn't have a clue about the claus in her p & p, she never
took the time to read them]
So, do you think it's important to read before you join?
Fact: When you joined your company, you checked a box stating that
you agreed to abide by each of those P & P's. But, I bet you never
actually read them! huh?
It's a trap that a lot of network marketing reps fall into. Don't
let it happen to you. Go find them and read them now.
Gain insight about other strategys for your network marketing
success by attending our free training.
To your success,
Jul 15, 2009
In order to make better decisions, we have to give ourselves
permission to fail. We have to make failure okay to experience.
I know that I'll make new mistakes in the future. But I don't
beat myself up when I make a bad decision. I forgive myself in
advance. I know that I can't predict every outcome, and I know
that I'm not perfectly aligned with the character qualities of
the man I wish to be. I accept that. It's okay. It's a good thing
really because it means I can continue learning and growing.
Failure isn't the end of the world. Every failure is a learning
experience. Failure is simply the underbelly of success.
If you don't risk failure again and again, you'll never enjoy
true success. Fake success is when you seek validation in your
titles, positions, and possessions. True success is when you can
gaze into a mirror and feel totally loved and accepted by the
conscious being looking back at you.
Compliments of Steve Pavlina
Personal Development Mentor
Jul 14, 2009
Your road to success should always be under construction.
What???? Yes! If you are striving for any level of success,
never consider yourself as having already arrived.
The reason being is there's always room for growth in your
business. There's always another meeting to attend, or a
self development book to read. There's always something to
learn. Great mentors will tell you, "if you are not learning,
then you are not growing".
Real leaders are constantly putting themselves to the challenge
to move up higher and take the next step upward. Smart people
don''t talk themselves out of success.
Winning doesn't happen automatically. It requires much
preparation. You have to prepare for the opportunities to be a
winner. So, the road to success is currently under construction if
you are traveling in the right direction.
Stay on track with like minded people in our Mastermind group.
Wishing you the happiest of construction,
Jul 13, 2009
"Success In 10 Steps' Was The Answer To My Prayers"
Judi & Earl Sheehan shares their story:
Earl and I were married in May 2006 and between us we are proud parents of four wonderful sons and two beautiful daughters. We are very grateful for the freedom that we have at this stage in our lives, that allows us to spend so much quality time together.
Earl is looking forward to retiring from the fire department in the next couple of years and joining me in my network marketing business.
I have spent thousands of dollars on training programs and leads over the years with absolutely no success. Now I am enjoying building a very successful business in Network Marketing easily and consistently without stress using the Mentoring for Free System.
I was first introduced to Network Marketing about 12 years ago while working as a hairstylist in my salon. I quickly fell in love with the concept of creating a lifestyle of freedom and helping others to do the same. I'd worked for myself, most of my adult life but owning your own business doesn't give you the freedom to do what you want, when you want, and with whom you want.
I was searching for answers online to help me to find out how to be successful in this industry, when I came across Michael Dlouhy's ebook "Success in 10 Steps". That book was truly an answer to prayer for me. I had worked very hard over the past 12 years trying to create that lifestyle of time freedom. I did everything my sponsors told me to do and more. I had personally sponsored well over a hundred people during my networking career but it never duplicated into a successful long term business and I certainly couldn't help anyone else find success when it wasn't working for me.
I knew that I needed a mentor who was already successful and a proven system that I could plug into and duplicate. That's exactly what I found with the Mentoring For Free System.
I have learned how to build my business exclusively online using the internet and telephone without friends and family or buying leads or making cold calls. Mentoring for Free has taught me the skills I needed to generate my own targeted leads online for free and how to teach others to do the same.
I am truly enjoying the personal growth that I am constantly experiencing myself and also watching the growth happening in others within my team who are using the MFF system. It is such an amazing feeling.
I know that I would still be floundering online today, if it wasn't for Michael and Mentoring for Free. I will always be grateful that I took the time to download and read "Success in 10 Steps", the wonderful ebook that changed my life!Click Here For Your Free ebook!
Jul 12, 2009
Your mind is being programmed each day.
Either you are doing it yourself or you're
letting someone else do so. If you are not
in charge, then you will really struggle for
success in network marketing.
If you are allowing things like the radio, TV, internet,
newspaper, even family and friends program you, then
you are definitely being programmed for lack and limitation.
When you endure constant negativity day after day, year after
year, it takes a toll on your outlook on life and your network
marketing business. Overall, you'll develop a negative outlook
on all things without even knowing it.
Learn To Program Yourself
When negative family members and friends are talking to us, we
are subconsciously being programmed. To have the success you
desire in life it is critical that you block out all garbage.
Success requires that you get rid of negativity forever!
How do you do this? First, by being critically honest with
yourself. Decide how much success you really want. Next, are
you willing to pay the price to have success by giving up the
radio, TV, etc., all negativity for 30 days?
When you do a 30 day cleanse you will change your life.
During this process you will learn to stop both the constant
external chatter and internal mental chatter, and start to
reprogram yourself with positive self-talk.
Self talk is a powerful way to stop the chatter in your mind.
It then gives you the ability to truly listen to people, and
listening is a skill that is needful for your success in business
and personal relationships.
Learn to develop more skills for reaching your goals by taking
part in our free mentoring program.
To your success!
I believe in you,
Jul 7, 2009
Out of the three types, there's only one that
bring about real changes in the world.
Type one is what we call Pessimists. People
that are considered pessimists are the ones
that can predict their outcomes and are usually
right. It's the type that has to see a thing
before they can believe it. I'm going to prove
you wrong no matter what type.
Type two are considered the realists. People
that are realists, never want to be embarrassed.
They would rather elect to NOT take a chance on
doing something they are uncertain of than risk
embarrassment. For this reason, a realist have
difficulty growing. They lose faith easily, and have
a high fear of loss. They have low belief.
Type three is what we call visionaries. Many of our
strong leaders fall under this category. Visionaries
are often looked upon as strange animals. They get
criticized a lot because they tend to set really high
goals and usually miss the mark. Visionaries take
a lot of heat from others and are considered as crazy
The world need more visionaries. They are known to
be great leaders. They are the only type of people
capable of creating a change in the world. Visionaries
are the people that know where they are going and how
they are gonna get there.
I do believe we can all learn more by surrounding
ourselves with more people known as visionaries.
Jul 1, 2009
I've come across a lot of people who suddenly
decide to become an entrepreneur, or work a
business from home. They seem to have high
hopes of reaching certain dreams and
accomplishing rare things without answering
the billion dollar question, "why am I doing this business?"
We've all done it at some point in our careers. We hear
something that sounds exceedingly interesting, and looks
so appealing. Before we know it, we have jumped in with
both feet only to watch it crumble at the speed of light.
More likely than not, you didn't have a big enough "why".
Skilled coaches and mentors warn us of the importance of
having a strong why. What's your why?
Your why is the reason you are doing this business in the
first place. It's the thing that initially got you to step
out on a limb to change your current circumstances toward
making your dreams a reality.
It's the reason you get up in the mornings to start your
day, working on the things that will move you closer to
those dreams. Your why has to be very clear and totally
What it cannot be is a wishy, washy hope of having money.
Money must be taken completely out of the equation and
place your focus entirely upon you and the things you
will do if time and money wasn't an issue.
Here's the one thing you can bet on. If you don't have
a strong enough "why", you won't have staying power to
stay in the game when challenges come, and they will!
By, not knowing the core reason why you are doing this
business, you will be gone like the many thousands that
didn't have a clue as to why they started on their journey
only to find themselves shipwrecked.
Search deep within and answer the question of why? If
your answer makes you emotional, BINGO, you have found
your why and the strength you will need to endure.
P.S. *Need mentoring on how to develop your why?