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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Vision Cast And Win Big In Your Home Business

On TargetAs a network marketer, are you looking for the magic formula that will give you that breakthrough to start achieving the results that you have always wanted? Every year you set goals to achieve in your business but you never achieve them!

Pay attention to what I have to say. GOALS are not enough! Yes, you heard me right. Instead of goals, have a visual of who you want to become! I know that in our business for us to rank and be recognized, we must reach a certain level of income. I bet your goals have been based on the levels of income you want to achieve or the rank that you want to attain. Do not focus on the money or the rank. Focus on the person that you want to become. How do you want your team to know you? How do you want your family to know you? Focus on becoming that person and the results will follow.

Vision Road Sign with dramatic blue sky and clouds.Start by visualizing yourself being at that place where you are a leader that your team looks up to and asks for advice on how to be like you. See yourself as that parent who is able to provide for your children the important things in life. Let that vision pull you to take the actions that will get you there.

Your vision will inspire you to not make any excuses. It will eliminate fear and cause you to grow beyond what your current circumstances say you are. You will be able to overcome all the excuses that you have been allowing yourself to buy about why you are not getting the results you want.

Cast a vision of who you want to be. Tat vision will pull you out of bed when you do not feel like getting up. It will have you talking to more prospects about your product and opportunity with more purpose. Ultimately you will become the person who merits the income that you are aiming for.

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Nomusa Mhlanga 315-copy-412x540-320x420-150x150Nomusa is a loving mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful God praising network marketing business owner.

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Prospecting Lessons From Handline Fishermen

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Yesterday someone on my team sent me a message sounding very frustrated about the fact that he was prospecting and not getting anyone to buy product from him or to join his sales team. As I read the message, I could not help but think of his prospecting problems in line with fishing.

You see prospecting is very similar to handline fishing. The world out there is a pond that is full of people (fish) that you would like to catch alive (buy from you or join your team). The way in which you engage with them and your marketing message are the bait that will either attract them or leave them nonchalant.

1.         Prospect Patiently by Taking Consistent Action

Out of a pond filled with thousands if not millions of fish, the handline fisherman will catch them one at a time. Targeted prospecting is like handline fishing. You catch them one at a time. Fishermen are patient to catch fish. They will cast the line in and wait for hours on end for the fish to bite. After they bite they then tug and roll in. A lot can happen even after the fish bites. If he does not tug quickly and hard enough, the fish that had bitten can escape. We will leave the tugging (closing) skills for another day and focus on patience and consistency for today.

Be patient. It takes time to build a solid business with a strong customer base. Be consistent. Keep throwing in the line and hook. That is the only way to catch fish for a handline fisherman. Keep on talking to people. It s the only way to have customers and reps in your business.

2.         Use The Correct Bait

One of my favourite fish to eat is Tiger fish. I understand it is also a sportsman’s favourite in the waters of the Kariba Dam. To catch Tiger Fish, you must use bait that will attract Tiger Fish. Fishermen use the right bait to catch the kind of fish they want. Not all bait works for all fish. It is vital as a business person for you to understand your target market and craft your marketing strategy to suit them and what they are looking for. Predefine your ideal client and create a prospecting strategy that will get you those kinds of clients.

3          It May Be Necessary To Move To Another Pond

I am not quick to recommend this to my team because in most cases it is impatience, inconsistency and poor quality bait that lead to thinking that the pond is void of any fish.

However, if you keep catching frogs when you have done all to be the best fisherman, maybe the pond from which you are fishing has no fish. Be aware of the prospecting statistics in Network Marketing and move to another market if you absolutely have to. Another market could mean one of three things:

i) Prospecting From A Different Social Level Of Clients

Most Network Marketers have a tendency of prospecting from their social peers. Within the same town or country, you can deliberately start fishing from a higher social level of clients. Be mindful of the company that you keep. That company is where your prospects are going to come from. I challenge you

to examine the five people you spend the most time with. Would you want them to be your business partners. If not, then you are fishing from the wrong pond. Do something about finding and moving to a circle that has the kind of people that you want in your business.

ii) Prospecting From A Different Country or Town

Sometimes it might be necessary for you to launch your business at a different location. The best way of doing that will require you moving to that location for not less than 3 months. They say a prophet has no credibility in his home town. Moving to a new place can boost your confidence as you will be now talking to an audience that does not know your past and can build trust in you starting on a clean slate.

iii) Prospecting From A Different Technological Segment

Go online as well instead of being exclusively offline. This can be very useful in building a team from a ‘cold market’ as well as for growing an international team without leaving your current city. You will of course need to develop long distance team building skills for this to be viable.

Remember you are running a business. Think about and study the trends. Make adjustments as you go in order to increase productivity. Document what you are doing and the results that your activities are giving you. Let your past mistakes be learning points. That is where the value of your failures is. Failure showing you what does not work. Learn and grow from your mistakes.

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Making Profits Is What Will Feed Your Family

There are many individuals who have survived economic upheavals in their countries. For example Zimbabwe, my home country went through a massive economic meltdown in 2007/2008 financial years. A lot of companies and individuals were totally ruined economically such that many corporate organizations shut down and some individuals never recovered.

Companies are still scaling down or shutting down today and individuals are losing their livelihoods through job losses. In harsh economic environments like these, is it possible for individuals to restore or improve their liquidity sustainably?

With some outside the box thinking and action, individuals have the capacity to create their own micro-economies through home businesses. The viability of these home businesses obviously depends on whether or not they are profitable.

Whatever field you set up a home business in or whatever model you follow in running the business, the most important factor to consider is whether your bottom line is net positive. If your business is not making net profits then eventually it is going to collapse. It is just a matter of time.

The tips that I am sharing with you on this post must be integrated into your home business. they will not only help your business to survive but to become profitable as well.

1. Know Why You Are In Business
Write down your reason why you are in business. What are your expectations from the business? There are two levels at which the reason why must be defined. Define your personal why and the why of the business itself. Go on to establish the degree to which the two expectations are mutually compatible.

Your plans and all the activities that take place in your business operations must feed into fulfilling your two WHYs. Review you plans regularly to check if you are still on track to accomplishing your reasons for being in business. Making Profits must be a major component of that plan for you the business owner and for the business entity.

2. Pride or Feeding the Family
In the initial stages of any business, there will not be visible profitability. However the difference between a business that will fold and a business that will survive to flourish beyond those initial years is based on the profit plan. Many business plans focus on a marketing plan that is centered on increasing sales and hoping that that will automatically lead to profit.

Reality check. High turnover does not necessarily translate to making profits until a detailed income expenditure analysis is done to determine whether the costing of a product or service is resulting in net profit. Increased sales feed your pride. It is only increased profits that feed your family.

3. Making Profits Creates Re-investment Capacity
A combination of positive cash flow and making profits will expand your business’s ability to grow through re-investment. A lack of profit results in weak cash flow. A weak cash flow translates to low working capital. If a business is to survive and expand, its capital base must be strong and that strength can only be obtained in two ways: profit or external investors/loans. In these stringent economic times, there is very little chance of accessing external funds. It is imperative to build your own life blood by having a solid profit plan.

4. Making Profits Give Options
The more options your business has, the more robust it become. Options or choices are freedom. A lack of profits in your business makes you dependent on others. A business that is generating profits allows for visionary planning and the development of a strong future direction.

A comprehensive profit plan must constitute part of your marketing plan if your business is to be viable and sustainable. Remember that surviving one economic melt-down is no guarantee that you will survive the next one. Create a Plan B as an individual. Starting a profitable home business is one sure way of doing that.

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Blessings, Gratitude, Appreciating God, Family, Friends on 2015 Day 1

Gratitude Fruit Basket2I cannot list all the blessings I received in 2014, they are too numerous to count.

As I write this post, I am watching the daylight of Day 1 in 2015 melt out the darkness from the last night of 2014 through my window. My youngest son, who still sleeps with mom at 7, is lying on the sofa next to me because he does not like sleeping alone. He was sleeping alone because I had to sit up all night for two reasons:

Prayer, Curfew and Planning

(i) To wait up for two of his older brothers (17 and 19) who had gone for a New Years’ eve party (mom must intermittently send prayers of protection to heaven, make sure they keep to curfew time and come home sober) and

(ii) To put the final touches on my 2015 Success Blue Print (Thought I’d be done by the time the boys got home at 1:00am. Well….I continued for another four hours!!) That’s how important it was to finish that document. I believe I am getting better at this with each year that I do it.

Appreciation and Gratitude

The purpose of today’s post is to appreciate and express my gratitude to God for creating opportunities for me to meet with certain individuals who have unselfishly shared their knowledge and expertise with me directly and indirectly in the profession of network marketing and using the internet for business.

In my quest for knowledge and understanding, God placed these individuals in my path. Some I have met in person and have had the privilege to sit at their feet and hear their voices. Others I have not met personally but their written word and spoken words via their blog posts, audios and videos have become a familiar part of my life.

Some I listen to daily, others weekly or monthly and others occasionally. More than just being routine, the most exciting part for me has been applying what I learn and sharing the information with my business team as well as with those on my mailing lists and social media networks. I pray that my attempts to package the information based on my experiences has been and will be of use to the readers and followers of this blog.

Success Does Leave Clues

I cannot mention everyone here, but I would like to make particular mention of Ray Higdon and his wife Jessica, Matt Morris, Johnny Wimbrey, Eric Worre, Mary Ellen Tribby and Dani Johnson. I have listened to and read their online training for the last three or so years. They have so become a part of my life that my seven year old knows them by name and can identify their faces.

I have personally met Matt Morris and Johnny Wimbrey at live training events and I look forward to meeting two of those I have no yet met this year, with diligent planning, hard work and God’s blessings.

I appreciate these individuals whose teaching I have been following, and will continue to follow for me to grow into the business person that I am today and will become.

I raise my glass to them for their generosity and unselfishness to spend themselves for others. As the saying goes “success leaves clues” and blessed is the man or woman who recognizes the people who have or are what they aspire to be and is humble enough to learn from them.

Amazing Team Work!

I also toast the local leaders in my network marketing company who are based in Harare and Johannesburg. I thank them for leading by example. Actions do speak louder than words.

I raise my glass to the team that God blessed me with in my network marketing business. It is part of the beauty of our industry that by introducing a few of my friends to an amazing concept, I now have a family of several hundred, spread out in nine different countries. I look forward to the day I am going to meet each of you face to face.

Finally I appreciate my family: my four sons Jabulani, Bongani, Anele and Sibusiso (my once Little Blessings), my mom (a pillar of strength) and my brother Dingi and his wife Viola (my American ATMs when the need arose) and God Almighty (without whom I would not exist).

True Blessings Defined

For everyone, I pray for blessings in 2015. Blessings are not synonymous with a smooth, problem free life.

Blessings are going through life knowing that through the challenges, there is an all-knowing, all-powerful God who cares and  who will iron out what is beyond my strength and understanding.

Blessings are also knowing that through the challenges you have a cloud of friends and family who will surround you and support you and do all that they can to prop you up physically and in spirit.

Blessings are having the inner strength to keep going towards the mark that you desire for yourself and your loved ones without being intimidated by your circumstances or the opinions of others.

To you reading this article, may blessings pursue you and overtake you into 2015 (Deuteronomy 28: 1-14)

Tomorrow I will share with you the formula that I use to set my success blue print of the year ahead. Use it to plan for 2015. There is still time to plan and pray over your road map for this new year.

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Nomusa Mhlanga 315-copy-412x540-320x420-150x150Nomusa is a devoted mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful network marketing business owner.

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