Network Marketing

Question:

“If you were forced to stop working because of a family crisis, would you continue to receive your income?”

It was a regular day like any other in June 2011. I was sitting at my desk working, when I got a “call waiting” saying that my daughter in law had been life flighted to the hospital for emergency brain surgery.  She miraculously lived through the surgery to relieve a large tumor creating extreme pressure on her skull, but the resulting damage and cancer treatment has been harder on her than any one person should have to endure. Bless her heart, she is an amazing person, but we all have grieved to realize not at all the same person. The following 7 months were like  the scariest, roughest roller coaster you’ve ever riden for our entire family, and most especially those caring for my daughter in law on a daily basis. I know now that I personally had absolutely NO IDEA how cancer affects an entire family, until you go through it yourself. –

Tragedy Changes You and Those You Care About Forever

The love that has surrounded our family has been huge. We have received a ton of support, prayers and kindnesses from people who hardly knew us. Many miracles sprang out of this terrible tragedy, such as renewed relationships, healed relationships, and personal growth. Close relationships have grown much closer, and the family as a whole is much tighter as a unit. We’ll never be the same. It’s most definitely NOT the way we want these things to occur, but we take comfort that at least something beautiful arose from such sadness.

Life has been anything but normal for the last 6 months, and this lack of normalcy has bled over into other areas of our lives without our control. Our daughter in law, son and their little family is our top priority. If you are (or were) a visitor of this blog, a member of the TSA tribe or TSA Facebook group or a follower of ours, you might have noticed we’ve been under the radar, or off the social media channels for quite some time. We figured you might want to know.

To make things a little more interesting, my mother was diagnosed with cancer during this time, and a lifelong illness of mine reared its ugly head called fibromyalgia.  It comes and goes, is brought on by extreme stress, and was the most painful bout my doctor has seen me have. I am happy to say I am much, much better! My dear mother passed away December 20th, 2011.

Residual Income Got Us Though It All

Family always comes first and work was just not possible during this difficult time. When you are SELF-Employed you can make judgement calls like that. If you had a job and a boss, do you think you’d  have a choice? What a RELIEF it was to know that ALL THE WHILE our “mailbox money” or network marketing income KEPT US GOING!! It paid us for work we had done once, and will continue to.  We could not have imagined going to a traditional “J.O.B” during this challenging time in our lives!! Instead, we could count on going to our mailbox and opening checks. THAT’S what we call FREEDOM

So the point I am making is that we essentially took a 6 month leave of absence…and mlm saved our bacon!

If you’re a Network Marketer you hear over and over, “There’s nothing like experiencing the power of residual in your life.” If you currently receive checks in your mailbox, or emails from income streams, then you know what a rush it is to see it grow. My wish for every aspiring home business professional, is that they get to experience true “mailbox money” that continues to grow in their career.  If you work hard, pay your dues, and follow a proven system, you cannot help but get there. It may take some time, and with the right combination of personal development, a great product, company, systems, tools, leadership, and good old fashioned sweat… it will happen. The only way you will fail is if you quit.

It never occurred to me that we would PROVE our industry in this manner. Don’t get me wrong, we never doubted it for a second!!  It’s just plain A-W-E-S-O-M-E to see it at work when the chips are down.  I’m more grateful to be a professional Network Marketer than I have ever been in my career. The concept of residual was there for us when we needed it most, because WE put in the HOURS.  Don’t ever forget that point. You cannot get into MLM and take a free ride. Most compensation plans are set up in such a way so that you have to stay qualified to get paid. Staying qualified simply means you have to purchase a certain amount from your company and show your loyalty to them AND show your down line that you are in the game as their up line. It would never be fair if people could get into a company pay once and then get paid on all the people below them year after year, without ever spending another dime.

Think about your family for a moment. Are you prepared for a crisis? If you had to stop working would your paycheck continue to come in? Would it keep your bills paid? These are some serious questions that deserve some serious thought. I hope I’ve made you think a little, and am grateful for your readership!

If you would like to learn more about how we created a business that sustained us for 6 months without working, and those checks just kept on coming…CLICK HERE and we’ll get with you and show you!

Laura & Larry

P.S Since Writing this post on February 9, we were informed that during the time period I speak of in this article, we qualified for a TRIP TO JAPAN! How did we do it? We built a very large working, worldwide organization over the past 5 years, that produces hundreds of thousands in volume month after month.  Ample amounts of Mailbox Money comes in to many of THESE Hard working team members as well! The exciting all expenses paid leadership trip to Japan leaves on March 14th. We will be posting photos on facebook for everyone to see while we tour  our factory, the beautiful Ryuku Castle, in The Cornerstone for Peace in Okinawa, Osaka, and more! It’s qualifying for rank advancements, awards and trips that makes working with a team in network marketing long term so rewarding.

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When you got started in your opportunity, were you aware of what it took to really be successful? Of course there are all levels of distributors going in and out of opportunities every day, but the even mildly successful ones all have some key qualities in common. The true leaders of our industry practice disciplined daily action, think and believe a very specific way* as well as lead by example.

Really making it and earning a consistent income that allows you to not only work out of your home but live a lifestyle of comfort where money pressures don’t exist takes:

  • Desire
  • Commitment
  • Determination
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Heart
  • Consistency
  • and those are just to name  a few!

Yes, You are able to take vacations, do the things you want, when you want, where you want. It’s awesome! In order to make this happen, it’s necessary to make a solid commitment to your business, and do a CONSISTENT “handful” of DAILY activities, as well as learning to lead passionately, as if your LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. You must be meeting, contacting, inviting, and exposing prospects regularly. As long as you always have people in your “pipeline” you’re ok. If you don’t, you’re close to out of business.

Your opportunity should be in your heart and show through you like sunshine! Why? It shows because you truly believe what you have is the BEST! As your group grows, you develop leverage, and you maintain a greater leadership role, in which you will do presentations to larger groups to leverage your valuable time. In the following article you’ll learn more about the benefits!

*Leaders condition themselves with daily personal development, and by collecting material to pass on to their group via email, blog posts, podcasts, webinars and live meetings. Our files are loaded with fantastic articles we have collected on leadership, success principles, prosperity thinking and network marketing training. Here is one I’d like to share with you, by one of my favorite authors!

The Irrefutable Laws of MLM Success

By Network Marketing Legendary Leader and Author of “Mach II with Your Hair On Fire”  Richard Bliss Brooke

1. Use and Love Your Product

Although in order to build a large network you must focus on enrolling others in the opportunity, a large portion of your credibility and integrity in doing so will be your passion for your products. The more you love them, the more you will talk about them and the more your whole network will use and sell them.

2) Own the Concept of MLM

Most prospects have a strong opinion about this concept. They own their perception of what it is. They have conviction about it. If you are weak on your ownership of MLM, they will influence you instead of you influencing them. One too many times of them influencing you and you are out of the game. You must have some successes – and have them quickly – to shore up your confidence. Study everything you can find on exactly how and why MLM is an extraordinary wealth-building concept. Study those who have done it. Master their stories and their strategies. Become a pied piper of “The Four-Year Career™.”

3) Learn to Believe That Everyone Is a Prospect

They don’t think they are. They are probably not even looking for anything. But ask yourself this question: If everyone knew what you knew, would they get involved? The answer is: of course. So what’s missing? They just don’t know about it. What if you could let them peek into your mind and into your heart to see it the way you see it? Would they get involved? Yes, most of them would; and the ones who would not would pass in a way that championed you (not rejected you) and appreciated you for offering.

4) Ask Easy Curiosity Questions

The more you know about your prospects, the easier it is for you to design an offer they will not choose to refuse. Find out what is important to people. What do they love? What do they want more of in life? What do they want less of? Start with where they live (if you don’t know). What do they like about it? What don’t they like about it? Where would they live if they could move? What is holding them back? Ask about their work. How long have they been doing it? What do they like and dislike about it? What is holding them back from doing something they love?

5) Ask Them to Imagine

Walt Disney was probably the last one to inspire them to do so. It is our ability to imagine something that is not actually present in our lives that allows us to become inspired. Imagining a more peaceful, fun-filled, loving, abundant life changes our body chemistry immediately, whether we want it to or not. Imagining something specific that we like and don’t now have gives us a positive energy (motivation) to act; to choose to prioritize, to change and to embrace something like a new business that just five minutes ago we would have sworn we would never do. Ask them to imagine getting a check for $1,000 (or whatever amount you have learned will motivate them) every month like clockwork.

6) Show Them the Way

Once someone is motivated to move, they will take direction. Why not? Your wisdom, experience and position in the organization is what they need to get what they want. Take advantage of your posture and show them exactly what they need to do. Show people whom they know that can do well. Show them their plan. Show them their money. Show them what they must do to get their money. If you don’t show them, they will not do what they need to do and you have wasted their time and yours.

7) Wait For No Man or Woman

Make unreasonable requests. This will sort out who will work with you and who will not. You must ask people to do what must be done. Stretch them. Give them the opportunity to succeed or fail out of choice versus merely decaying over time right in front of you. Some people would rather whine than work. They would rather tell stories than succeed. They would rather keep you waiting on them as they “get around to it.” These are the vampires of MLM. They will suck the life out of you with their procrastination and excuses and brilliant ability to find ways for things not to work. It is much easier for them to justify their commitment to mediocrity if you stay down with them. Cast them off. And if they happen to be friends and family, keep them as such – and out of your business.

8) Manage Your Motivation

Motivation is the secret to success. When you are on fire about the inevitability of your quest, you will be enthusiastic, courageous, energetic, persistent and creative. These are the fundamentals of getting things done and attracting the things you need. When you are in a funk, you repel what you need and you do just the opposite actions from what you need to be doing. When you are on fire, success is easy, natural and fun. You get lucky and stay lucky.

9) Get Your Car Over the Hill

There is a lot of inertia in launching a network. It is like pushing a car up a hill. It takes proportionally far more energy just to get it rolling than at any other time, and it takes a continued Herculean effort to keep it going uphill. And what happens if you stop to rest? You get run over and have to start over. What happens when you stay after it and do whatever it takes to get to the top of the hill? It starts rolling on its own – and it would take another Herculean effort just to stop it.

10) Lead Like Your Life Depended On It

And the rest of your life – the part you may have been missing up to now – does depend on it. In a successful network marketing career, first comes massive action and development, then comes massive money and then comes . . . life beyond money. A life where you are present to those you love; life with the freedom to do what you want, where you want, with whom you want and the peace of knowing that you have crested the hill, and although there will still be bumps in your road, you are on the good slope. MLM is like herding cats. Your job is to inspire a whole bunch of people to do something they are not normally inclined to do on their own and keep them doing it – thousands of them. Imagine herding thousands of cats to the Promised Land. You would need to be one heck of a trail boss, and you would also need a lot of good hands to help you. Your leadership and your ability to inspire and develop it in others will determine how far you go and how self-sustaining it is when you get there.

Network marketing is a brilliant career choice whether you choose it the age of 20, 40 or 80. Done smartly, you can be done in four years – and then you get to design your life beyond money: dreams found.

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The Exposure Process –

In the last article we talked about how to make initial connections on the telephone, and how to establish good rapport with your prospect. Just for a very quick recap, this can be done through

  • Sharing your Spirit with your prospect so that you really CONNECT
  • Ask good probing questions so that they Share Themselves with YOU
  • Keep good control on the conversation at all times by continuing to ask more questions
  • Have strong POSTURE and BELIEF in what you have- “Be 10 Feet Tall and Bulletproof”
  • TALK TO LOTS, AND LOTS OF PEOPLE!!
  • Be a Great Listener-Engage yourself in the conversation

These are the key components to good phone communication. When building relationships, it’s really important to regard them as important to you from the minute you get on the phone with the person. If the person senses that you don’t CARE…They will “disconnect” and you will have a 10 times harder process moving through to the exposing your presentation.

The Presentation

So let’s talk about the next stage in the process, sharing your product, service or opportunity. If you have done a good job establishing rapport, connection and building relationship, the rest is literally a cake walk.

This is the stage when you introduce your product, service or opportunity into the conversation, and present the WHAT of it all. If done RIGHT..it can be so painless. If done wrong, you can have a rather short phone call, or something like this:

Have you been on the phone with a really great person and you have had a great conversation with them and then all of the sudden it gets kind of uncomfortable, or worse yet, quiet? That’s when FEAR is present. So at all costs never let silence enter your conversation, unless it’s timed purposely, after a question, like a “pause”.

The best kind of conversations is the NATURAL ones. Isn’t it perfect when you have asked enough questions, that you can walk right smack dab into your prospects next sentence and say “Are you in front of your computer? I have something really cool I’d like to show you and it will only take a few minutes” When you don’t ask any questions…it’s kind of like “here’s my deal” “buy my stuff” etc.

What people tend to do is TALK TOO MUCH. They call the prospect and EXPLAIN EVERYTHING TO THEM. They sell them into and out of the business in the same phone call about 4 times! Or…they do a good job on the exposure process, but don’t set a proper follow up appointment, then lose touch with the person. The prospect falls through the cracks and they run into them at the National Convention!

Be a Tour Guide

All you want to get really good at doing is taking people on tours! Either show them your information by emailing documentation to them, or personally escorting them to your system on your site. Whichever you do, it’s like walking your prospect around the bases on a baseball diamond. It’s elementary, but much overlooked. Utilize whatever systems, tools and videos your company offers! Chances are very good that your up line leaders have put together some smashing tools that “Tell The Story” in a succinct, simple way. People run into trouble when they try to add on, take away from, or reinvent a new system that they think would work better. Just POINT TO the tools, and get very good at doing it.

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THIS STATEMENT:

The Top Money Earners in MLM are Experts at Using TOOLS and Systems!!!

Follow Up

During the “tour” process, your prospect is going to have questions that come up in his or her mind about the product/service, opportunity and pay plan. He or she is going to be MUCH MORE LIKELY to write down their questions and be prepared to buy if you PRESET a follow up appointment with them. If you simply send them information and tell them you’ll talk to them “next week”…what are the chances this person is going to connect with you? They could…but it’s going to be a much HIGHER probability of success all the way around if your prospect knows exactly when your next meeting is.

To take this one step further, if you coach your prospect all the way through JUST LIKE A TOUR GUIDE on exactly what to expect when, THEY WILL BUILD TRUST in you. A prospect does not enroll with a product or service…he or she enrolls with a PERSON that they KNOW, LIKE AND TRUST! So the more you can do to CONNECT, Engage, build trust, and confidence, will facilitate a strong, happy relationship that gets off on the right foot with the right expectations.

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Every Coach Drills his or her players on the FUNDAMENTALS over and over!!

What are they in what we do?

  • See The People
  • Tell The Story
  • Build For Events
  • Follow Up

When you really  get good at doing these 4 CORE  things in a MASSIVE ACTION format..

you will be producing some major income! When you TEACH these 4 things to your team…

and they teach their teams etc….

well…then we’re talking “sipping out of the coconut” money!!

1) See The People / Collecting & Capturing People

Seeing the people is anything that entails bringing a NEW CONTACT into your sales process, or in front of your offer. Have lots of ways going at once so that you are not depending on “one lake to fish in” so to speak. Talk to people, make friends in all the social sites, go to meet ups, post content and plaster it everywhere, join groups and network, post flyers with your website link.You get the idea!! Capture their information on a capture page, email list, business card etc.

2) Tell The Story/ Communicating

This is where people hear from you in your funnel,  or are moved to a presentation, conference call and onto some type of webinar, website etc. In the offline world it is when you do a presentation one-on-one, or take someone to a meeting. It is also when you make initial phone presentations. Picture a baseball diamond, and this is second base.

3) Build For Events

One of the most lucrative and secret keys that the BIG LEADERS understand. When you truly learn how to build for events, it will make you more money than any other step. An event is not just a meeting. It is a conference call or a webinar again. It could be a special call that you throw together strategically with your super cool up-line who you are edifying because you hit it off with her at an event, and she wants to meet your team. If you build it right in that time period, that could only be a day…and you edify her properly..and she edifies YOU..she ends up making you look like a KING OR QUEEN. Regional and National events drive our business. NEVER go to them alone!! If you do, you will always wish you had your team there with you. If you have not sponsored anyone, of course go!! Build, Build, Build for events. Companies and leaders are always building to the next event..watch with those eyes and you will see!

4$$$ Follow Up / Close

Yes! Yes! The fortune really IS in the follow up! If you go to all the trouble of practicing all this, and you don’t follow the people you work with, you won’t close sales. Your List that you are building is going to be worth its weight in gold! So how you strategically close people in your emails is very important. If you truly KNOW YOUR MARKET, they won’t know they are being closed, because you are simple bringing them what they already want and are looking for!

As for “offline” there is no reason you should have to close your own sales.  If you feel alone in your business, you are on the wrong team. Plain and simple.Your upline should be doing 3-way calls for you, and closing your prospects for you, and if you’re not doing that…give us a shout and we will coach you on how to ask for their help.


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A good friend of mine always says…

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up someplace else!”

  • Decide what you want
  • Have a Map so you know where you are going
  • Write it down and be SPECIFIC
  • Make it emotionally doable, CHUNK it down into bite sizes
  • Carry it around with you, and READ IT at least 3 times a day.

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Do you use Three Way Calling  in your Network Marketing business?

We have been at this MLM game for a lot of years now and never fails to amaze us, how many distributors are not using the single most dangerous weapon in your arsenal…Three Way Calling. Sure some do, but it’s like anything else; “The golden key” can be handed to you, and unless you are willing to put it to USE consistently, it’s just another great concept. A small percentage of SMART, SAVVY marketers use this power tool. These are the same ones making the BIG BUCKS! Put this into practice, and watch your enterprise flourish!! Rather than discuss why people don’t use Three Way Calling,  let’s talk about how and why using the 3-way call will boost your profits almost OVERNIGHT. Do it and report back to us!

  • It Provides credibility: You know how you hear something from your spouse/parent 3 times, and then someone else says it and you finally HEAR it for the FIRST time? That’s 3rd Party CREDIBILITY In Action! Why does the third person have more credibility? Because they are outside the circle, and it’s as if you have fresh ears!!
  • Think back to an example in your own life of when you have told someone close to you something EXTREMELY PASSIONATELY IMPORTANT and they just were not hearing you.
  • Then, they HEARD IT SOMEPLACE ELSE, come and told you, AND YOU JUST ABOUT WANTED TO PUNCH THEM!!!  Do you get the point??
  • Third party credibility has NOTHING to do with your ability to communicate the information as well or better than the 3rd person. It has to do with the DYNAMIC of the call, and providing the best information for the prospect, that is going to BE HEARD by your prospect.
  • Why would you keep doing all the talking, when you can get one-three great people on the phone who can “relate” well with your prospect, to move the process along?
  • The Third party provides validation that your product or service is great, does the talking for you!
  • The 3-way EDIFIES YOU as the expert!
  • Three way Calling Shows that there’s a simple system in place so it looks easy and duplicable
  • Makes the process easy and fun!!

We have a saying in our business that “If you are not doing 3-way calls..You are probably not making money!” and I can lay you money that it’s true! When we take a look at the businesses of the successful and unsuccessful people in our group, who have fast growing down lines,  they are ALWAYS the ones.

  • Here’s HOW to do a perfect 3-way call:
  • While you’re talking to your prospect,
  • Flash your phone and dial your sponsor or business partner.
  • Note: Some 3-way calls need to be scheduled in advance according to the arrangements you make with the people you work with.
  • Others can be done on the fly.
  • Fill in your 3-way Partner:
  • When you get your business partner on the line, explain a little about your prospect in a few seconds, and flash again to connect the 3 of you.

Then say:

“Hello Jim, I took the liberty of bringing my business partner Mary on the line to chat with us for a few minutes, and to answer your questions. Mary has been doing very well with the business (or product), Jim say hi to my friend Mary (smile)! ”  Then put imaginary duck tape over your mouth!! Don’t talk! Let the 3-way business/upline partner person talk and get to know your prospect. If the upline INVITES you to say something, then you may talk, otherwise just be quiet, an allow the upline leader to take the call where it needs to go.

Sometimes, like in a weight loss or health an wellness company, you can do very short, testimonial 3-ways that are simply to allow your prospect to listen to 3-6 people who have used your product and had great results. This would be different than using an upline leader.

One tip is to match up similar people together. For instance, if you had a prospect who is a nurse, and you knew of a 3-way business partner who is a nurse having success, put the two together. If you have a real estate person, find a real estate person, etc.  If that is not possible, it is totally fine to do 3-way calls with the same couple of people, as long as they are providing good information, doing a good job, and you’re advancing by closing sales. The name of the game is getting the job done!!

One other note: Why do folks NOT do Three Way Calls? It has been our experience that they are AFRAID to contact up line leadership!!  Many new people (and even not so new) are in fear of “disturbing”, bothering, or getting in the way. Nothing could be further from the truth!!! This is how we earn our money.

We’ve seen distributors who “got over it” and began doing 3-way calls….when they were previously resistant to them, and their business TOOK OFF. Many went to thousands a month from making nothing, and some went to all out massive success multiple six figures!!

So, get a list going of who you can do 3-way calls with. If you need help on anything let us know. We’d be happy to coach on the fine points. Whatever you do…consider implementing this powerful strategy if you are not already.

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Who invented these terms “old school and new school” ? Marketing has always been the same since the beginning of time. The only thing that ever changes is the medium of how the information is delivered. I think one of the problems is that we as a society tend to want everything yesterday and we don’t want to “pay the price” so along comes the idea of a “new way of marketing” and we all think we are going to get rich and have to work less…… NOT True !

If we can apply the speed of building a relationship using the “new school” tools and then transition them to a real time connectivity, person to person again using the new tools, (skype, facebook, twitter etc.) then you have the best of both worlds. If on the other hand you try and make the internet do all the work for you and think you don’t have to build, and develop relationships you are going to be disappointed

Laura and I are amongst the first to be lucky enough to be part of “both of these worlds” and it can be a blessing to us or a curse depending on how we use it. Lets enjoy the lessons of success in this new millennium. We are excited to part of this important gathering of like minded leaders.

Larry Morris (the new guy speaking out)

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online social networkingThe State Of The MLM Industry

It is a historic fact that when the economy is down, the Network Marketing, and Direct Sales Industries goes into full-tilt-upswing. And so because of this there is positive growth like the industry has not seen in many years, especially with the increase of Online Social Networking and MLM in the last 5 years! Companies are posting record breaking numbers, and YOU have an opportunity to capitalize on this growth if you are smart and know what to DO and look for. You might already be with your “home” and be focused like never before! Good for you!!

We’ve been watching a bit of a “feeding frenzy” industry wide, as all this new growth is causing many new start-ups to emerge. Our phone has never rung so much! In this time of “doom and gloom” headlines, I don’t know about you or your friends, but some of ours are distracted, confused, and overwhelmed. Hey..we are too!! It can be a challenging  time in the economy, and with MASS technology. If anyone is honestly telling me that at times it’s not, they are kidding themselves. The Internet over the last 5 years especially, to a large extent has become a source of such overpowering opportunity. People are at a banquet every day, and they are turkey-dinner-stuffed by instant technology before they even sit down to eat.

Online Marketing Overwhelm

Those that have ventured online to to generate leads have found the choices and training opportunities so vast, that each day comes with a new set of challenges. It takes a very special kind of marketer and to stay focused, with feet firmly planted on the ground, and mind focused with BLINDERS ON to head for the ultimate goal: Finding high quality people to sponsor in your MLM or customers to sell your product/service to, such that it leads to Daily or Weekly Transactions, Revenue, and Duplication. Are you focused?   How many people are successfully accomplishing this..HONESTLY (online)?

I am NOT talking about selling affiliate products. I am not talking about creating your own products. You may be doing fantastic with either of those areas. I am talking about your primary network marketing opportunity. What we have seen are struggling marketers by the hundreds and hundreds, online. Yes you who is getting mad reading this who is making plenty of income, I am NOT talking to you! I am talking to the people who are spending THOUSANDS trying to figure this out!! Some, are wasting just as much as they are spending, because they are not applying a tenth of the education. Why?? Because there is another exciting or better offer flying in your face every time you turn around. Focus? But is THAT the issue? It’s nobody’s fault…it’s simply a serious issue, we need to start talking about. As one very good online teacher told me early on “Pick ONE STRATEGY, and MASTER IT, Do NOT buy anything, or move into any other areas, until you’re making money with that strategy”. Network

Marketers have seen this gigantic shift over the past 5 years, and at the same time a confusing message has been going out during this time that “old school” methods don’t work or “are dead. You can look at millions of people in mlm of the last 25 years and historically disprove that statement. These methods have put food on our tables, and the tables of thousands of people we have helped over the years. Yes,  many casualties of the industry will say these methods “don’t work”…and I would tell you that this is the same person that is consistently failing online most likely and blaming the courses, their program, compensation plan, upline whatever. A determined, passionate marketer with the right heart can and does make anything work

Technology Overload

We are all promoting strong opportunities, or I suppose some stronger than others. Meanwhile we’re  living our lives in and instant-up-to-the-minute social media context, where information is delivered so quickly that privacy and intimacy are things we are hard pressed to remember in the moment. But remember we must! I know I have to remember to go on “offline mode” much more often!

I saw a television piece this morning on the “Today”show about a family who had given up technology for an entire 6 months, and the mother wrote a book entitled The Winter of Our Disconnect. by Susan Maushart.  She and her daughter were interviewed on their experiences, totally relinquishing all cell phones, tv, video games, i pods etc for that long winter. This family was forced to deal with each other and look each other in the eyes again! One son actually got his instrument out of the closet and learned to play it. Why does that seem so amazing? How does this relate to us as marketers?

What would happen if Network Marketers had to UNPLUG from technology for an entire 6 months? What if we had to go back to building the business without facebook, youtube, twitter, and Linkedin, BetterNetworker, EzineArticles, WordPress etc.  What if we were forced back to interpersonal connections locally, and using things like snail mail? Would your prospects be plum blown away if they received a hand-written note from you with a smiley face, a a short personal story? What if you met with someone at Starbuck’s for coffee to show them your website tour? Struck up a conversation at the car wash and handed out your card, then stuck a few on the bulletin board? Set up a free lunch “fish bowl” at your local” restaurant”. I know many of you DO these things every day, and invite people into your living rooms, and YES they still work!!

I suppose the bottom line is that Marketing is marketing. We can do a bunch of things or nothing. The internet can be a large part of what we do or all of what we do.If you’re not learning how to build a large list , and how to leverage that list forever, generating  you income online,so that it’s  NOT taking a great majority or your time, you have not mastered the marketing skills you need for any successful business.

Getting It Out In The Open

Until we can face some of the real questions, talk about solutions as leaders (especially online)  we cannot truthfully help each other and move forward as a fruitful, abundant, prospering industry both online and offline. We would truly appreciate your honest comments below! If you would like to learn how to dramatically reduce your marketing costs, and learning curve, and start learning from some straightforward, NO FLUFF, no nonsense folks CLICK HERE

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This may not be a blog post that optimizes great on Google, because all the search terms are perfectly researched and scoped out. But the message is clear. Larry is talking ! As many of you who have been syndicating and following our blog have most obviously noticed, (and to be as transparent as possible), Larry has not been participating in the “online” portion of our business!!He will tell you that he has been “offline” participating in Revenue Generating Activities.

The attraction marketing concept and personal branding has been missing a BIG personality…and there has been some major reasons for this. As stated in the previous post, Larry has been a traditional Network Marketer for a very long time, and has preferred to keep it that way!  He will tell you all about it…STAY TUNED IN. You will learn! It was out of pure pressure that we got him to do this video!!

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He is a MASTER MARKETER. Larry believes the BASICS are the BASICS and can be done when a master marketer is dropped into any city, with only the shirt on their back.  Watch and learn friends..this first video is simply an introduction. There will be much more to come very soon. Though you all know I am extremely prejudice (an rightly so!) I will tell you that Larry is my mentor and taught me how to do this business back when I was a scared housewife, determined to figure it out. He threw me in the cold water, and taught me to swim “the hard way” and I became a master marketer very quickly. If you want to learn…hang in there!

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