mlm events

Halleluyah! Summer is over and it was a good one.  We had a blast. But alas, a few more minds will be focused on working and school.

I got to thinking today about how grateful I am for the incredible lifestyle we enjoy as a result of network marketing. We are fortunate to enjoy time freedom, with the ability to make our own hours. When it comes to family this can be a good thing and a bad thing. Because our time is our own, it’s easy to get caught up in working constantly, especially when you are as passionate about what you do as we are! Lesson learned this summer:

TAKE TIME TO BE WITH THOSE YOU LOVE …..THEY ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

After savoring the end of Summer, it’s time to dive into Fall! This is my favorite time of year, both in our business and in my life! I love the change in the weather, the colors of the leaves, (in Salt Lake City they are spectacular!) and the change in the air. as far as business, people turn their FOCUS to money, business, school, the upcoming holidays, and the year ending.

September, October, and November are historically the three BIGGEST MONTHS in MLM.This is also Convention season, when all the MLM Companies hold their yearly Conferences, and associates from around the country fly into one city to meet together in the thousands to ROCK THE HOUSE. We meet, me mingle, we learn.You have an amazing opportunity to make priceless connections with people to advance your business. Nowhere else can you learn in the way you can as a LIVE event.   [click to continue…]

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Ego Economics / Principles / Capacity

What is Your E Score?

This is a glimpse into just one of the leadership strategies taught by Tyler Norton, former VP Beneficial Life, insurance and financial services. Tyler was a top corporate executive at the age of 29.  Tyler along with direction from his father Verdis Norton, CEO of ASEA developed a strategic business management model now called “ Strategic Link”.Verdis served as Sr. Executive VP of Strategic Planning for Kraft Foods Inc, and other Fortune 100 companies over his 30 plus year career. Strategic Link is an exclusive training program available to the associates of ASEA at no charge , but is rather part of the overall event strategy where associates earn the privelege to attend through significant rank advancement (See  MLM Events Now, Then & Always) Strategic Link is given in some of the greatest Fortune 500 corporations who have paid thousands for their executives to complete.

Tyler is a natural teacher and facilitator; a master of models with a unique talent to synthesize critical issues and opportunities into a set of strategic initiatives linked to specific execution guidelines. He has taught the StrategicLink process to nonprofits such as the Boy Scouts of America, National Women’s Chamber of Commerce and to numerous small to mid size companies around the country.

Ego and Economics

What are the motivating elements driving a person in a relationship or transaction?People can tell when you are motivated by dollars instead of their best interest. We meet people in business who are ego driven and many times people are repelled by them, and we can sense that “they would sell their mother” to get where they are going”.  Ask yourself what their motives are and watch for them.

Principles

“Principles are concentrated truths packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances”

To be a successful leader, “You have to have a commitment to principles that is greater than your commitment to ego economics” . I came up with a few examples of the ways business lends us many opportunities to be principle based. Some of these core principles might be:

  • To be honest in all of your dealings.
  • To treat your customers and distributors the way you wish to be treated at all times
  • To provide the very best service you can.
  • To hold the best interest of your customer (and not yourself or the dollar) as the number one objective
  • To to keep communication open so that people feel like they contact you anytime for help, and always return your business calls promptly.
  • To make each individual transaction as important as the last, no matter the return. (making people feel important goes a long way)
  • To honor your business as a thriving enterprise, that deserves accurate record keeping, fiscal responsibility, eye kept on the bottom line, and growth goals clear.

Pictured: Tyler Norton, Larry & Laura Morris and Verdis Norton

These are just a few.What are some of yours?? We all know principle based people who’s “P” score is far higher than their “E” score.  I invite you to comment on this, and tell about someone you might know like this or a situation that illustrates.

Capacity

Source Credibility and Character: “Do I have a Core Belief and Abiding Conviction about what I am about to share with you is More About YOU than it is about me” People know when you are being REAL. When you know who you are and you have a strong core conviction about your principles, values, your product, your company and most especially THE PERSON YOU ARE TALKING TO, you will win every time.

If you would like to know more about Strategic Link, Contact Larry Morris 801-649-3916.

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Larry and I are just a little more than 24 hours out from departure for a fabulous company trip we qualified for with our Network Marketing Company. On this trip, we are being treated to all expenses paid,  from the time we sit down on the airplane, until the time we arrive back home. More exciting and really much more valuable to us than that is the education we will be receiving from our company executive leadership.

Earlier in the year our company released a promotion for an Elite Executive Retreat, at which we would be going to a special sunny beach destination to learn, a super sought after, 12 Step corporate business strategy. This strategy has been taught to TOP CEO’s around the world, and been responsible for the growth of Billion Dollar Corporations like Kraft and General Foods. That got us very excited, and was all we needed to get to work to qualify.

The qualification was not easy by any means (it never is) , and it was amazing how fired up we got making it happen. I will let you in on a secret- You must get FIRED UP if you’re going to win a trip!! If it’s not fun, why do it! We started working with key leaders on our team. Any time you are looking to accomplish a goal, the first thing you do is break it down, so we sat down and looked at who we had on our team that wanted to accomplish their goals, and get there too.  We began working individually and in groups with our teams and in future articles we’ll talk more specifically about what, how etc.

Have you ever won a trip with your company? Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to go on a Carribean Cruise or to Japan because you worked so hard that your company wanted to say “thank you” and send you there?

Why do mlm companies, or any sales organizations run promotions? Is it simply to say thank you? That’s part of it. It’s a big part of it. RECOGNITION. Our industry thrives on recognition! Network marketers live to walk across stages, have pins, pinned on them and to take fabulous trips. Because with those things, comes income, security, presitige, knowledge, and rank advancement, just to name a few of many of the amazing benefits of mlm growth and leadership.

Another obvious reason our companies organize promotional trips, is for the bonding, idea exchange, and just plain “play time” that takes place amongst the leaders. We work pretty darned hard every day, at least you should be if you want to make it in this industry! That’s why it’s called Net WORK Marketing!

But what blows our socks off is that in this day and age of hype and rah-rah, there is a company that is motivating their distributor base with usable,  STRATEGIC BUSINESS BUILDING KNOWLEDGE. In our 20+ years in the industry, we have never been through anything like this. Yes we have been to leadership summits, retreats etc. But they have mostly been put on by the team organization. This is part of the company’s entire event strategy, to train the distributor base, build the  training events which have to be earned, and help the leaders create momentum. Naturally we will have the usual open events that everyone can attend.

So if there is an opportunity for you to win a trip in your company, find out what it takes. It can be a life changing experience for you. There is nothing like it in the world.

Part 2:  6/3/10

This You Tube Video Tells The Story!! It was an incredible event. The very important factor to remember when you watch this video is that every single person who attended this fabulous mlm event had to work their butt off to attain a company rank to get to go on this trip!! You could not “buy your way on! Our company has an event strategy, in which high level training only available to corporate CEO’s and Fortune 100 Companies will be made available to the upper leadership who attain certain ranks in the company. Pretty Cool Huh? As someone who attended the first one, I can tell you this is training you cannot get in ANY MLM COMPANY.This strategy is part of of the training available when you join our team.

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