Job – Treat Network Marketing as One Because It Is

In Network Marketing You Do Have a  Job

Today is one of those days when I am angered by the attitudes and conduct of some people! How on earth does one expect positive results when they put zero effort? It truly boggles the mind!

When people work for someone else they call it a job and they are proud of it.

When people fork out thousands or millions of dollars to set up a conventional brick and motor business, they show up seriously and proudly and treat the venture with the same respect they would a job.

When people become network marketers, they sign up, sit back and expect miracles to start happening. For some reason they expect money to flow into their bank account without any effort on their part.

Are you that kind of network marketer?

Act Employed Because You Are in a Job

As a network marketer you employ yourself. So start acting like you are employed. Treat your business like a job from the onset, especially when you start! How do you treat a job?

  • Show up when you must, not whenever you feel like it.

    Define your working hours. Are you putting in 2, 3 or however many hours after your regular job into your business? How many days a week are you working those hours? If you are full time, how many hours a day are your official working hours? At your job you do not rock up when you feel like it. You show up when the boss says you show up. Act like you will be fired if you do not show up.

  • Have structure for your working hours.

    Be clear on the activities that constitute your work routine. If you do not know what to do you will do nothing. Define your KRAs, Key Result Areas and hold yourself accountable for delivering specific timely results in those KRAs.

  • Do not drift and allow anything to distract you.

    In a job it is possible to apply for time off and be denied and you accept it. Yet for some reason as a network marketer any and every situation that calls you away from your work is important and warrants time off. Why? Because you are doing a “thing”, not a business or a job. Revisit your company’s compensation plan to remind yourself how much potential income awaits those who put in the work.

  • Have a Defined Work Area.

    Your home is a dangerous work environment. It can easily pull you away from your planned work into what is going on in it. That is why it is important to define your dedicated and sacred working space. Seal a deal with your family to not defile your time and space once you close n that door. Just like they cannot casually walk into your office at the job, they should not do that into your home office.

  • Respect the Office Hierarchy.

    You are all corporate roles rolled into one and each one of them have their place and they must shine! As the CEO, set the vision of where the business is going in the short, medium and long term. As the section manager fill up the calender with activities and appointments and work with your team of other Independent Managers. As the floor worker obey the calendar, dig the trenches and deliver results, with your calendar being your direct supervisor. In the earlier days of your business, trench digging forms the bulk of your roles and that’s what urks many new Network Marketers.

  • Respect the Value of Work.

    Pay checks go to those who work, not to those who hang out in network marketing. Money is a commodity try that requires your b time and effort before it can land into your bank account. Never forget that. Work Hard. Do not be lazy. Avoid the entitlement syndrome. Never check your bank balance without working for the money that you expect to find in it.

It is certainly your job to make your network marketing business pay you the full potential that your company’s compensation plan has. Now get to work or get fired!

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Inviting – The Rate Determining Step in Network Marketing Business Growth

Today I am talking to you about inviting and its pivotal role in determining how fast your Network Marketing business grows.

I know that at some point or other, we all come​ to a slump in business growth. You start asking or trying to think: How can I make things start happening? How can I pick up the pace all over again? Remember the most important skill.

Let me talk to you like the chemist that I am. When we talk about a chemical reaction or process, there is step, a very critical step in the whole process of a chemical reaction that we call the Rate Determining Step. Now that rate determining step, no matter what you do, unless you optimize that step, the reaction is going to be only as fast as that step is. So, there is need to optimize it and speed it up and make sure that it is fast enough within the boundaries of safety of that reaction.

Now looking at what it is that we have to do to grow our network marketing businesses, I would say when I look at the entire process, the rate determining step is INVITING. Unless you can invite people and get them to sit down, and look at your presentation or look at your opportunity or sample your product, there is no way that they are going to know that your product or opportunity exist.

So, I would say sharpen your skills of inviting. It is very important to know how to invite properly and do it fast, frequently.

Inviting Etiquette

What’s important when you are inviting is to leverage the relationship. You don’t just meet someone and straight away invite them to look at b your opportunity. First build a relationship. Listen as you are talking and chatting to each other until you get to a point where it is appropriate for you to put across the invite.

When you are inviting, invite them in such a way that you don’t present while you are inviting. Invite them so that they will create the time to sit and watch or listen to n your entire presentation. The minute you start telling them even a little bit about what you want them to see, they are going to prejudge already. People have got so much prejudice.

I know there are people who are prejudiced against going/coming to see information that they do not know anything about. Those are the people that you do not want or need on your team. For somebody who believes in you, with whom you have a credible relationship, and you are telling them about an opportunity to have a look at, they should trust you enough to go.

Quick pointer, in fact, do not use the word opportunity, because the minute you’re ​inviting them to have a look at an opportunity, the barriers start to come down. They will be like “I am not looking for an opportunity.” They will miss out on other aspects of m your product or opportunity that they would have understood had they seen the whole presentation in one sitting.

Inviting Properly

So how do you invite them? You have an idea that you want to run by them. You have a concept that you want them to have a look at. For somebody who is really a normal, balanced individual, who is on the lookout for things that are happening around them, when you tell them about an idea or concept that b you want them to n evaluate for themselves, they would be open-minded enough to come and have a look.

If somebody still insists on you telling them what it b is, then they don’t have enough faith in you or you do not need them on your team. Chances are they will bring that attitude with them into the business and they will find it difficult to invite people the correct way.

In the video below, I give you how to do inviting properly and sharpen you to speed up the rate at which your​ business grows.

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A Personal Strategic Plan Will Give Shine to Your Year

Now I have my own Personal Strategic Plan!

The first half of the year is almost gone. Any person worth their salt is preparing for a midyear review. Many different outcomes will come out of that process. Celebrations or disappointments hinges on whether or not you have a personal strategic plan?

I know at year start you set out to achieve specific goals and enjoy extraordinary success this year. 

Did you start off with the right tools to ensure your planned success is achieved?That’s why I’m writing to you today.

I would like to introduce yo to a program that I am using to cast a review framework for my personal goal assessment. I was introduced to this guy as a result of me being on Brian Tracy’s mailing list.
But before I do that I’d like you to consider a few important questions. Take a few moments to answer​ these questions.What if you ran your life the way the greatest and most successful
CEO’s in the world run their companies?Do you think you’d be more successful, more accountable, and much
more focused on getting results?

Does it strike you as crazy that I am asking you, an individual to look at yourself as an organisation?

Well, it shouldn’t!

Imagine for a moment that your life is a business.

Your goal should be to get the highest return possible on the investment of yourself in everything you do. You are your life, and your life is your  time and energy. So, what I am saying is that your time and your energy (mental, emotional) and physical energy are investments.

Your time and energy are your personal equity into everything that you set out to achieve.

A business will want to maximize how it invests its equity, because in business, everyone knows and understands that equity is limited. We have only so much.

Is the same not true of your personal time and energy? You only have so much. So it only makes sense then, that you need to strategically plan how your investments of time and energy are being made, so that you can maximize them to get what you want.

That’s why when I got hold of this powerful program and started to use it, I immediately thought not to keep it to myself. It sure is proving to be the answer to getting my ticket punched! My game is definitely taking a different orbit.

Let me introduce you to The Personal Strategic Plan by Gary Ryan Blair

Working with Gary on this personal strategic plan program has opened a whole new world of possibilities for my personal goals and home  business goals. He has hit the nail on the head with this program.

I checked out his credentials before purchasing this  program myself. It turns out Gary is the “real deal” when it comes to getting rapid results.

To mention just a few of Gary’s accomplishments:
  • He has personally worked with many of the CEO’s of the top Fortune 500 companies in the world.
  • He has helped members of the Olympic Team, Professional Athletes, and leaders in almost every field to create powerful strategies and HIGHLY detailed action plans to get and stay at the top.

The good news is that he has taken his work with some of the most successful people on the planet and designed a powerful program to help you and I to reach a number of really phenomenal achievements in life through a personal strategic plan.

I normally share free information with you on this website but this Personal Strategic Plan is definitely not free. All I can say is that the value I have got from it so far is a hundred times higher than the price I paid for it and I am not even half way through.

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You are only 3 minutes away from t Turning the rest of this year around for you, your family and your business.

It’s a whole different way of going after what you want with one big difference…It WORKS!

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Action Demonstrates Serious Intent About Your Goals

Action speaks louder than words.

I could just write that sentence and be done with what it takes to demonstrate how serious you are about your goals. It all boils down to the level and quality of action you take. But so that you truly understand what you have to do I am going to be more verbose.

Execute Your Plan

Visualization, writing down your goals, putting your plans on paper are all good, but they are no good if you do not take action. The power and effectiveness of any dream or plan lies in taking action. You are married today (if you are) because you took action beyond your being attracted to your spouse. If you are a man, you asked for the date and then you showed up to pick her up. If you are a woman, you took the time to dress well for the date and continued beyond, so that you remained attractive to your guy. You both showed that you were serious about each other.

Your business dreams are serious about you because they came to you. You must liken your business to a romance. No matter how attractive your goals are, if you do not take the initiative to make them happen, they will remain just as dreams. In fact, they will turn into nightmares. Take massive action on your goals. Take courageous action and rise to meet any mental, physical and emotional demands that the goals make on you.

Rise Above Your Fear

Courage is not the absence of fear. It is feeling the fear and doing the thing anyway. Decide that what you want is bigger and far more important than the fear that tries to prevent you from achieving it. Face fear head on, even if it makes you feel nauseous. One sure way of countering fear of taking action is to visualize what the future is going to be like if you do achieve your goals. Keep that vision ever before you and let it pull you towards your destiny.

Set Boundaries

There are people and circumstances that are dream stealers. People’s attitudes and the words they say can either lift you up or pull you down. Circumstances can also be either morale booster or energy drainers. If you are stuck with negative people and circumstances because it is beyond your control to alter that, set mental boundaries to never give them power over you. It takes a lot of focus and will power to do that. Just decide that people’s opinions are theirs and they do not change what you want to become. Do not allow negative circumstances to pull you down. Win the battle in your mind and you will win it in the physical.

If it is up to you to do it, remove yourself from toxic company. That fuels your action taking positively. Say No when people ask you to waste your time doing things that do not feed into your goals. Set boundaries that allow you to maximize the usage of your time, skills and talents. Be laser focused for a season, knowing that once you achieve your goals, there will be plenty of time to do what you want, with whom you want.

Be Reliable to Yourself and Others

Be a person of your word. Make commitments and honour them, even if it’s painful or uncomfortable to do so. Do not be easily taken off course. Cultivate a strong and undefeatable spirit that actively overrides the default mode of giving up when the going gets tough. Your honour and reputation is at stake with every commitment and word that you say. Guard them jealously because once reputation is lost, it is hard to rebuild.

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Success Demands that you Grow Up

Time To Grow Up For Success

The world is full of people who want success but are not willing to step up and grow up in order to realize that success. If you spend your life avoiding growing pains and choosing the easy way out, you will grow up in years and physical form, but not in wisdom.

Age is just a number. There are 18 year olds who are more mature in the area of achieving success than some 50 year olds that I have come across. What makes the difference? Those 18 year olds have reached success maturity and the 50 year olds have not.

  • Success maturity is seen through making firm decisions.

    Decide to get rich and do something about it without apologising to anyone. If you want to become mature and ready for success, quit playing games with yourself. Decide you are no longer going to remain average. Take the time to have that conversation with yourself. Have that good and honest pep talk and counselling session where you will ask yourself these important success questions.

    • Do I really want to play all-in for success or am I just trying to be successful? Successful people do. They do not try.
    • If I were hiring for the position to take me to the success that I envision, would I hire me? If you cannot hire yourself to take you to that ‘place of success’, then quit or IMPROVE.
    • Am I ready to take 100% responsibility for my results as opposed to making excuses, blaming circumstances and blaming others? Unless you own your results 100%, you are powerless.
  • Success maturity is seen through burning bridges.

    Burning bridges can be exemplified by you making the below emotional commitment:

    • You decide that even if you have not quit your job yet, you are going to treat the hours that you have committed to work for your fortune as an entrepreneur as if you had quit your job. You still show up for work. You carry out your duties with faithful commitment. Outside of working hours, you work on your business as if it was the only job you had and the boss would fire you if you slackened.

NOTE: The problem could be that this situation is too difficult to imagine because even at work right now you are not being your very best and yet you are getting paid every month. So, you take with you that same lackadaisical attitude from your job into your work as an entrepreneur. How you do one thing is how you do everything!!!

THIS is how you light fire on the bridge for Success:

Burn the bridge by deciding a date on which you plan to quit your job. On that date you will be earning, say three times your salary from your business after all expenses and clearing all your debt. Write the resignation email and schedule its emailing for that date. Keep the draft and set a reminder in your diary to click the ‘send’ button on that date. When the date arrives, you will face the triumphant you, or the loser you.

If you do not have a job, probably because you have been laid off or you are straight from college, you can still set yourself a deadline. Decide on the income level you want to be at by a specific date. Set a reward or consequence for not achieving your goal by that date. If not achieved you face the consequence. If achieved you enjoy the reward.

In both instances, you should ask another trusted person  or people to hold you accountable for your commitment. Let them know what the stakes are and meet with them on the day.

If you cannot make that emotional commitment, then you are not yet ready to earn a significant income in your entrepreneurial venture. You are still an amateur trying to play the professionals game. Step up or forget it!

  • Success maturity shows when you decide to make Excellence your standard.

    Excellence is performing at a level higher than the common. It is where you decide to produce only fine, brilliant, superior, distinct and quality results. There is no room for flacking when you choose excellence as the standard for all the work that you produce. If you are still willing to settle for less, you are not ready for the kind of greatness that you proclaim or imagine for yourself. No matter how much you talk, your actions will say who you are. Make the transition from mediocrity to excellence.

REALITY CHECK:

It is going to be tough, yet it is the only way through. Push through the physical, emotional and spiritual pain. There is no excellent thing that will just materialize without blood, sweat and tears. Success belongs only to those who commit to DEDICATION, DISCIPLINE, PESEVERANCE and PERSONAL INTEGRITY and execute all tasks with BRAVERY, COURAGE and RELENTLESNESS. Make the decision to become that person today.

 

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