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.
- SORRY, there is no secrets unless you think these are “secrets.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Lastly, look FORWARD and think & plan AHEAD. Losers talk about the past, Normals talk about now, but WINNERS talk about the future.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.