January 2011

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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Saying Goodbye To Jack Lalanne

by limitlesslaura

Fitness Guru Jack Lalanne Dies At 96.

Before there was the Beachbody Workouts like P90X and Insanity,  trainers like Bob Greene, Billy Blanks and even the great “Jane Fonda Workout”, we tuned in every morning to exercise (which is what we called it then) with Jack Lalanne. Jack and his lovely wife Elaine Lalanne pioneered the concept of in home fitness, and health.

Jack Lalanne’s life’s purpose was to bring fitness, health, longevity, positive outlook and especially the concept of SELF-CARE to the world. Jack was giving daily messages on personal development to the Country back when self development was not in vogue! He carried the torch for creating your own health care plan, by caring for your body in the most simple and straight forward methods you could think of:

  • Eat a Well Balanced Diet With Plenty Of Fresh Fruits & Vegis, Lean Meats
  • Get Plenty of Exercise
  • Get Plenty of Rest
  • Be Happy!! SMILE!

He passed away this past Sunday in his Morro Bay, California home from respiratory failure due to pneumonia. Lalanne was 96.

Jack Lalanne We Salute Your Dedication To Health!

Watch This Simple Message…That Reminds Us All What Life’s About..We Will Miss You Jack!

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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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Happy New Year! Are you as excited as we are about 2011? Are you ready to take on the world? What are your plans?Have you made your plan? Isn’t it empowering to know that YOU have the keys to attract literally anything you want? One of the most powerful tools you have is VISUALIZATION!! If you saw our first post on Desktop Dream Boards, we showed you how to create a collage of the things you want to attract.

Here is an idea to “Pump Up The Attraction”by improving on the desktop dream board idea.

Spend some quiet time reflecting on EXACTLY WHAT YOU WHAT THIS YEAR.
and create  a “2011 Positive Attraction Plan”, detailing  YOUR DREAMS  in each area:
Life: (Family, Health,Spirituality, Personal Growth, Friends) Lifestyle: (Travel, Home, Cars, Toys, Recreation) Money: (Business, Investing, Taxes, Debt, Saving)

Once  you have brainstormed on a whiteboard , then move your plan on to a “Word” document. This way you have your positive attraction plan on paper and it is there to read and refer to daily. Everyone in the family can have a copy. It is very important to include everyone in the family so that all are working together in harmony.  Once you have your plan, then watch this video:

BORN TO WIN
“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must
plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”
— Zig Ziglar:

The new year has started , so now’s a great time to:

1. Wipe the slate clean.
2. Focus upon what you really want.
3. Chart your course.

Right?

Well… only if you want to risk having to repeat these steps for the same wishes next year! Maybe this is splitting hairs, but here’s an adventurous alternative:

1. Give thanks that life is… just as it is (and that it’s been… just as it’s been). Because of it, you’re now “READY.”

2. Define what you want in terms of the end result. Don’t worry about the hows, or even the course. KNOW that what you want is ALREADY yours in spirit, by divine LAW, just focus on the certainty of this ownership, understand it, claim it, and “it will be on earth, as it is in heaven (spirit).”

3. LET THE UNIVERSE show you the way via your impulses and instincts that appear as you take inspired action. Don’t worry that your first steps seem silly or futile. And if you don’t know what to do, do anything! Go! Get busy! Do not insist on intermediary successes, only upon the end result.

2011 is going to be your year (it already is),

It starts now. This is your year! Happy Beginning of something GREAT!!!

It doesn’t matter where you’ve been, it only matters where you are going.
~Brian Tracy

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like
most people won’t, so that you can spend the
rest of your life like most people can’t.”
— Unknown Author

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