Revealing Secrets to building a Massive MLM Empire

I’m not one to speak on this issue, but others around me keep asking for the secrets to having built a pretty chunky & international network marketing business.

I suppose I can say a thing or two since I’ve been in it for the last 16 years or so non-stop & yes, my (or rather OUR….without my business partners and the help from the corporate – this isn’t even a possibility) business does a tremendous amount of business each month with about 200K active associates and customers all over the world.  And most importantly, I live very comfortably in Los Angeles, which I suppose says something.

Ok, let me bullet-point these because lengthy paragraphs are really boring, so I hear.   And again, these are just my opinions and I’m almost never 100% right.

And, FYI, I’ve done both the bad and good repeatedly until I had some sense to do the bad a lot less.  Having said that, I still find myself doing badly.

  1. SORRY, there is no secrets unless you think these are “secrets.”
  2. GOING to motivational seminars, conferences won’t build your business.  So stop wasting $ (& time, OMG!) on too many events.  How many times do you need to be motivated??  I think once or twice a year is sufficient, if at all.  Believe it or not, watching other wealthy people on TV & reading about their stories – drives me crazy enough to get off my bum.  In other words, do what works for you, not what you’re supposed to do.
  3. STOP wasting your time on the losers (even though I keep hearing everyone is a winner these days).  You know who I’m talking about.  Just because you enjoy talking down/up to them just because it feels safe and comfortable, this won’t build your biz fast.
  4. DO spend time on your winners!!  Having said that though, they usually don’t have too time to talk to you.  They are really busy building.  I miss them….call me!
  5. Lastly, look FORWARD and think & plan AHEAD.  Losers talk about the past, Normals talk about now, but WINNERS talk about the future.
  6. ONE more – stop reading too much into this, literally!  Go do another deed that’s directly related to producing.  You know exactly what I mean.
  7. STILL here?  Ok, fine.  Just make sure you do at least 1 thing productive EVERYDAY for the next 5 years, then repeat #7 several more times – it will guarantee your success.

I think 7(seven) is a good number.  Remember MLM is still a business, not a play thing.  You will reap what you sow.  Good luck!

Question of the Day :  What kind of person will you need to become by doing #1-#7 obsessively – in order to attract someone like me to sign up with you?  Success attracts success.  

*Glossary : 

  • Losers : It’s a bit offensive….the ones who say lots of things but their numbers don’t back up.  Ex) There’s a thin line between a business relationship & friendship.  Know where you stand with that person.
  • Winners : Who do what they say they will do.  And their numbers keep growing.  They are a rare, endangered species.  Hard to come by, but so satisfying to work with them.  Did I already mention they are super busy & rarely call you for anything other than biz stuff?
  • A productive thing : Anything that will produce a sale/sign-up such as following up, prospecting, etc.  Ex) I have a list of people I must contact before resting my eyes for the day.  I won’t go to sleep without completing my list.  My list almost always consists of someone new.
  • Motivational seminar : I don’t get why a professional network marketer has to go to more than 1 every year.  Just my opinion.  Almost all of my top earners (including myself) do not have too much time to go to these all the time.  Personally, I find them extremely boring, sorry.  I find better materials in our everyday lives.  And this also makes me more “appealing” to the masses.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be that MLM weirdo.
  • Reading : I know it’s essential, but I’m really tired of reading yet another MLM book.  Yes, I do refresh on my MLM knowledge from time to time, but my latest obsession is Elon Musk.  His do or die, no details too small approach makes me go completely loca.  That’s my juice!  So find your own crazy juice, please.  Don’t follow what others, including myself, say all the time.  My biz exploded when I decided it’s all up to me & stopped leaning on my upline.

Saturday Training Notes, January 14th, 2017 : Mannatech

What a great training!!  It was like a mini-Mannafest online.  Please join us next time.  You won’t regret it.  Some of you were up early and there with me.  Thank you.  I promise you that you will see the results you want to see in your business.  
You can watch the archived video here :
Stay Tuned for the new Comp Plan training & Mannafest Details call soon! 
*Stayed tuned for January 24th, TNL (Tuesday Night Live : 
Second and Fourth Tuesday of Month @ 7:30PM CT on, or 
Access Code: 4717458#
Thank you, and have a great weekend, you guys!
(Please excuse my writing as I was typing away while watching.)
Merri-Jo Hillaker :
Four (4) Basics – Whatever choice you make, there’s a process to learn.  If not, then NO confidence & No Skill = a formula for failure.  You can choose to commit to learn the skill set.  Because there’s no degrees in Network Marketing, makes us lazy about learning and growing.  Sometimes it’s a re-training process.  Get the book, Go Pro, by Eric Worre, to learn the 4 skills.
1) First Skill by : Demra Robbins on building a successful Names List” – Google 50 guests in 5 minutes. It’s not just a list.  Say a name & feel the emotion behind the names.  An active contact list – your future business – people you want to work with & care about.  Don’t put the people who you have negative feelings about.
Don’t go on Facebook.  It’s an acquaintance list, not a contact list.  However, there’s an opportunity.  Don’t tag them, etc., but you can contact them via private messaging.
*10 Rules
1) Don’t go on Facebook.  It’s an acquaintance list, not a contact list.  However, there’s an opportunity.  Don’t tag them, etc., but you can contact them via private messaging.  
2) Before you even sign up a new person, work a names list with them.  
3) Work with them, talk through each name on the list.
4) The goal is 200.  
5) No judgment on the names.  “They don’t have the money, skinny enough.”  
6) Rank contact list, people you can call first then not ready to call yet, or call with the team leader.  
7) Add to your list everyday, it’s active.  Don’t manage, but always prospect.  
8) Don’t bug, drip on them.  Give them breathing room.  However, keep in touch.  
9) Who do they know?  Always ask them for referrals.  
10) Proclamation – write out the ones you want to work with.  
2) Second Skill by Merri-Jo : How to contact and invite – a gate way skill to network marketing.  It’s about “connecting” not competing.  We are farmers, not hunters : nurturing.  We don’t like people telling us what we need, but if we have a need, we are open to hearing about solutions.  We need to be great listeners after asking great questions.
What am I inviting people to?  Listen to CD, meet up at a coffee shop (or use technology), webinar.  Your ability to get a large group of people to consistently do to simple things over a long period of time = formula for success in network marketing
Get a script in order to connect, especially with new people.  Do some 3-way calls with the brand new people.  Help them become the best they can be.
The person who’s asking the questions remains in control, without being interrogator.  Never describe the business over the phone.  You can’t read how they are reacting.  Don’t rush.  Say “it’s really visual.  When can we get together?” or “It’s really visual.  I want to send you a couple of things.” or invite them to a meeting.
Always have a calendar.
Be confident.  People read posture.  They want to follow someone who’s strong, knows what’s up, and sincere.
What do you do with the no?  No = not right now.  Never take them off.  You take a name off only when they 1) Stop breathing 2) sign up with you.  They will stay in the “Looking Zone.”  Honor their answer, don’t insult them (don’t make them wrong).  Be positive/supportive and say you’ll follow up with them.  They may end up in the Looking Zone in several months.  Nature of our lives.
1) Establish the same reaction to both NO & YES.  Every no means you’re closer to a YES.  Make sure your emotions are not on a rollercoaster. Positive and Excited.  2) Be yourself, be grounded/real & develop your skill set.  3) Match their energy, that way, they will relate to you better.
3) 3rd Skill by Kevin Robbins : Presentation (showing the plan)  This is a numbers game, the more you show!  
A presentation is NOT : all the info, all the science, all history of Mannatech, all the details.  This is not what the person wants to hear.  We often fall into this trap.  Not long & lengthy.  
A good presentation : just enough to want to get involved.  
If someone wants the details, we are lucky to have all the science, and they can look that up.  
It tells a story (most importantly, why you’re involved : stay at home dad, good health, travel, etc.) 
A story solves problems : find out what they are interested in.  
It needs to end with some ACTION.  Sign up or set a time up to follow up & close.   
You are not the expert, then they will think that they need to be an expert to be successful.  Use the tools we have.  Be duplicatable.
Assume a YES – better posture.
4) Forth Skill by Merri-Jo : Follow up and Close
Marketing statistic – you can see why it’s a Numbers Game.
30% – of the people will never be interested.  Most of them push back immediately, a good thing since you can just walk away.
25% – Not looking.  (don’t criticize yourself)
25% – They think they are NOT interested : need convincing
15% – Definitely looking
5% – Ready to buy
*Focus on that 20%.

The fortune is in the follow-up.


HAM-BAM (Have a meeting, Book a meeting.  Have a phone call, Book a phone call.)  If you can’t get hold of someone – you didn’t book an appointment.
On a scale of 1-10, where do you stand on “joining us on the business?”  Anything above 5 + is good. “Let me ask a question.  If you are going to get involved with the business, how much money will you like to earn?”  “Sarah (use their name), let me ask you another question.  If you’re going to work the business, how many hours a week can you put in the business?”  “If I can show you a way to make $600/month in 4-6 months putting in 4 hours a week, are you ready to get started right now?”  Set yourself up after asking all the right questions.
If they say no, it’s not you.  SWSWSW, next!  Some will, some won’t, so what, NEXT.
Social Media : Lydia ask yourself before posting… is this Entertaining or Informing? 
NO airing dirty laundry.  Only 18% of your friends will see the post. Post at least 2 times a day. At first, they will be annoyed but eventually they will think they will need to buy what you’re posting.
True Healthy System sales training : Lori
New Website – Live by Monday, Jan. 23rd.  (Mannatech Success System)
4 Easy Steps : 
1) Create Interest (different flyers) 
2) Share Mannatech
3) Follow Up (“You never know when you’ll need a Plan B.”) 
4) Getting started right.  (Help new associates get started right.)
Each step has 3 categories to choose from
1. Offline Tools
2. Online Tools
3. Preparation / Ground Work : Keep your list growing
“Physital” both Physical & Digital
emails are becoming obsolete : texting is better
New Compensation : by Kevin –  as of July 1st.
Will reward
1) Focus on Customers (Identify them as “Customers”)
Current : reward very well individually.  Challenge : Reduce on APO on member orders.  As leaders left over for the leaders.  Negative reputation for the member program.
New : No penalty for the upline. All orders will be treated the same.  Still personal rewards.  Some customers will become associates – fantastic as well.
2) Focus on Leaders (leaders are who can find customers and associates, not only PDs, but NDs & RDs, who are competent & duplicatable.)
– Check Match : 20% of your leaders’ pay.  We can start focusing on developing leaders.
3) Volume
Reward you with direct relationship to your volume.  Now : as your volume grows until the new leadership, not much $ going up.
New : No stair step with new leadership level.
Current : Titles on PD legs, but no incentive for other leaders outside of PDs.
New : Silver PD : instead of 2 PDs, but 4 ED legs.  More flexibility.
New Plan will be very fair.  Announcing next week : new incentive, a new trip, a new incentive on National Director.  Now : an iPad ND in 3 BPs.  New : anyone below ND to hit ND and get an iPad.
Demra : Deliberately Practice.  Upload photos now, and order 200PV by the end of January.
Ray Robbins : Keep watching, and start implementing.  What excites Ray is giving something that improves other people’s lives.  Either not learning or not applying.  If you keep doing the things that don’t make you successful…then change.  2018 Incentive Trip details hopefully this week.   Comp plan enhancements : geared to your volume & leadership.
Once Sr. ND (10K) : start participating in Check Match on Nationals and above.  So, you need to start developing other nationals.
PPD : 320K Volume requirement & by points
BPD : 2 ED legs & volume requirements
Bob Adam & Ray to start calls for people who want to get PD and on.
*Stayed tuned for January 24th, TNL (Tuesday Night Live : 
Second and Fourth Tuesday of Month @ 7:30PM CT on, or 
Access Code: 4717458#

“China” Call with Russ Wood

Thank you guys for joining our afternoon call with Mr. Russ Wood on everything that’s China.

Mannatech has officially opened China via E-commerce, and now we can register product users of the biggest market in the world.

Taking advantage of this opportunity can : 1) Change your life financially & 2) Help the Chinese people with their health challenges.

Here’s the recorded call :

Some highlights :

  • E-Commerce/customer acquisition only in China for now
  • You (a current Mannatech associate) need to get an International Referral ID by calling customer service.  This ID is necessary for a new customer to order from the E-Commerce site:
  • All products will be North American products and will be shipped within China
  • You (MA) will be paid 10% of first order, and more possibly for the on-going orders
  • A Chinese national can sign up as a Hong Kong associate for now.  This may change.
  • A Chinese customer will get paid 10% of their customers’ first orders, and may get paid continuously if they change their account to “business” or sign up as a   Hong Kong associate
  • Download the WeChat app on your smartphone

Also, you can download the training slides Russ has kindly forwarded.

China Presentation 2017

China, here we come!  

Food Rules You Want to Follow

Did you know poor digestion leads to storing fat?

Just following these simple FOOD COMBINATION RULES, you can help your body digest better and store way less fat/burn fat.  You will actually start feeling lighter within days.

Don’t eat Proteins and Carbs together.

Don’t eat Proteins and Fats together. 

Don’t eat Proteins and Fruits together.

Don’t eat Carbs and Fruits together. 

Don’t eat more than one type of Protein. 

Don’t eat Desserts. 

Carbs DO mix with vegetables.

Proteins DO mix with vegetables. 

Different carbs DO mix.

Different proteins DO NOT mix.

Fats DO NOT mix well with protein; use moderately.

Fats DO mix with carbs.

Always eat fruits alone on an empty stomach. 

Wait 3 hours after Protein.

Wait 20 minutes after fruits. 

Wait 1 hour after Carbs. 

I had no ideas these rules existed!!

Also, check out this short & sweet video on the new 30-day fat-loss system by Mannatech.  I just started  using just 2 products out of 4 they recommend, just once a day, and they seem to expedite the feeling of lightness.

  1. TruShape : 1 capsule/day to burn fat for energy
  2. TruPure : Lemonade tasting drink once a day to detox from cellular level.    

(These products come with a 6-month, money-back guarantee, wow.)

Is it time to kick-start this 30-day trial with these new rules?  

3 Healthy Foods Making you FAT!!

Greek yogurt, healthy snack bars and “lean,” healthy chips?  What?  These are making you fat, really?

Watch Dr. Amy Lee (no biz connection)’s quick, but eye-opening presentation here.   (Yes, click here or there.)

I’m close to flabbergasting!!  



Los Angeles Welcomes Mannatech’s New CEO Al Bala

Los Angeles Mannatech leaders are hosting an event this month to welcome Mannatech’s new CEO, Mr. Alfredo Bala.

As our feature speaker, Mr. Bala will enlighten why you should consider working with Mannatech in this age of high-tech and global & social connectivity.


Please join us on March, 12th, Saturday, from 9am – 12pm. 

@  Courtyard by Marriott – Burbank

2100 Empire Ave, Burbank, CA 91504

(*Free parking & free samples will be provided.)

More info —>

You can RSVP by contacting myself @

Happy Living!

Mannatech CEO Al Bala in Los Angeles March 2016
Mannatech CEO Al Bala in Los Angeles March 2016

Clem’s Notes on Our Weekly Call 7/7/2015

I must tell ya, Clement Gosney is an insightful teacher.  He beautifully summarized the July 7th call with his own nuggets.  Enjoy!

Clem’s Notes :

Wayne Dyer by Clem Gosney 7-7-15
You choose you own greatness. In order to be a “no limit” person we have to make the right choices in our lives. We are the sum total of all the choices we have made so far.
How can I grow?
There are two distinct methods of motivation:
1) DEFICIENCY Motivation
2) SUFFICIENCY  Motivation
In deficiency, we assume that we are deficient in some manner.
Thus, we are motivated to find the solution to our deficiency in some way.
But living in this manner, we will never find a true solution.
We never truly find satisfaction. We tend to say “I don’t have enough (of this, that or the other).
In sufficiency, we celebrate having enough right now to have satisfaction.
No limit people accept their current circumstances!
One of my mentors, Jack Canfield, calls the baggage of life, just “So what”!
Look up Jack Canfield, if you haven’t already.
Circumstances have very little to do with our fulfillment in life. Thus, also in our success!

No limit people accept themselves for who & what they are, in life, so as to be able to grow  from this point, not wasting time trying to find a solution for some unrealistic deficiency they believe they have.
A problem is not a deficiency. Everything that crosses our path in life can be approached as an opportunity, even becoming a blessing or miracle. I am here today because of an unlikely set of events that has truly changed my life.
A no limit person will celebrate each & every event that crosses their paths & comes into their lives.
By the law of attraction everything that comes into existence in our lives is a result of what we have already thought & what we have already felt. It is due directly to the many choices that we make each day! We can think & feel positive thoughts to bring the positive events into our existence!
1) Quality rather than appearance!
We must change our thinking from what others think of us to where we only think of own quality. Opinions of others do not matter to no limit people! They focus on the Quality or qualities they now possess. No limit people know that they bring success to everything in their lives!
2) Ethics rather than rules!
No limit people follow their inner truths, they follow their inner morals that comes from their true inner selves. They live by a code of ethics that has it’s roots in the righteousness of our Creator, who is the inner source, the inner peace, & the inner knowledge. No limit people do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do!
3) Knowledge instead of personal achievements.
No limit people seek knowledge first, then the achievements will come.
No limit people don’t spend their energies, their lives on just seeking achievements!
No limit people go with the natural flow of receiving! They know that all resistance and /or stress is not natural. Resistance & stress is going upstream without a paddle
4) Personal Authority instead of being an authoritarian.
No limit people have no need to demand authority. Rather they achieve authority from within. People know the difference & will respect deserving people their authority.
5) Serenity instead of acquisitions.
Life is not a game where whoever has the most at the end, wins the game!
No limit people know that inner peace & satisfaction are far greater things to possess that any material gains.
Forgiveness – You can never be truly forgiven unless you forgive others. Holding any type of grudge, jealousy, hatred or thoughts of revenge will poison your life, your mind, & your spirit! To forgive is to free yourself from all the negative feelings that will cause you pain & regret!
(think about it…)
3 STEPS TO SUCCESS by Clem Gosney
*Have a daily, progressive routine.
*Never look at daily actions as a “chore”.
*Focus only on what needs to be done at this time.
*Enjoy every minute of your daily work (or stop).
*Remember, the greatest gift you can give anyone is your own happiness.
*There is no better way to be successful than to do the things that you love to do.
*The easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.
*The easiest way to be successful is to help others become successful!
*If you fail to plan then you plan to fail….


Super Regional Event Coming up in West Hollywood, California

The last Super Regional event by Mannatech was a complete success!!

We are bringing it back in 2 months to West Hollywood.  It will be held at Andaz, a Hyatt hotel.

It is FREE for guests, and please RSVP —-> (Or, email me :

before the event gets SOLD OUT.

If you answer NO to any of these questions, this event will definitely be worth your time!

1) Are you waking up every morning smiling, full of energy?

2) Are you happy with the state of your and your family’s health?

3) Are you happy with what you do for living?

4) Do you have enough money saved up for your retirement?

5) Finally, are you living passionately and purposely?

See you in August!

Mannatech Super Regional Los Angeles West Hollywood Andaz



Living a Dream with Mannatech

I am honored to be featured and profiled by Mannatech, Inc. (Nasdaq:MTEX).

I hope you enjoy the article as much as I have.  🙂

Allison Baek’s article by Mannatech10322627_773657819344991_3754615213882428559_n


Being Unhealthy : a Socio-Economic Issue

I recently re-connected with an acquaintance from high school via Facebook. Of course, I was a bit taken aback by the enthusiasm of the said “friend” wanting to meet up, but I went along with it.

She wanted to sell me her product, and to be honest, I was absolutely OK with it since she was a single mother and all. Well, everyone needs auto insurance, right? Unfortunately, she couldn’t match my rate, but I still introduced another friend of mine to her. However, what surprised me the most upon seeing her again after almost 20 years was how unhealthy she looked. We are the same age, but she looked about 10 years older than me. The answer was simple; she’s a smoker, and drinks alcohol almost daily.

Naturally, I wanted to tell her about living a healthier lifestyle. After all, that’s what I do.

Having said that though, talking to her was like talking to a brick wall. She kept on saying how she’d rather die smoking and drinking than change her lifestyle. I was appalled by her stance and even more so by the fact that she has an 8 year old daughter.

She also told me she’d rather buy a $5 bottle of vitamins than spend more for better quality, real-food supplements. I did my best to educate her that buying such low-grade supplements is worse than not taking them at all. That the $5 bottle she wants to buy is full of chemicals which will cause more harm than good. She’d again have none of it. I stopped talking, and just felt plain sad for her, and especially for her daughter.

She kept on telling me how poor she was, and yes, this single mother’s income is close to what’s considered poverty level in California. I started to play back what I’ve heard recently from Paul Zane Pilzer, one of the leading economists, that being unhealthy is now a socio-economic problem more than anything. Unfortunately, the gap between the healthy and unhealthy has gotten bigger and bigger, and it turns out that the major causes behind it are, of course, money and education.

I realized that her background has played a major role in her decisions to be unhealthy. That it is OK to smoke and drink in this day and age, and that it is OK to buy junk supplements and wonder why her daughter gets sick all the time.

On the other hand, the haves and the educated have gotten healthier and stronger because they have the means and time to pursue wellness. I’m happy to say I fall under the umbrella of wellness rather than sickness, but this particular encounter still haunts me knowing that someone I personally knew has fallen victim to the societal problem.