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The Answer to Network Marketing Frustration

Being frustrated by my lack of success in network marketing is exactly what moved me to find the truth. What I found was so intriguing; that I have dedicated my professional life to helping others out there turn their sob stories into a success stories. I will back up. A little over 15 years ago, I was introduced into MLM. I was brought into a very famous company and left to figure things out on my own. Needless to say, I figured out that I did not like network marketing very much after that experience. To be honest, I just didn't like the person that recruited me.. he got me to join and I never saw him again. Sound familiar? What's crazy is that the experience of being recruited and left for dead only left me wanting it more. It was what the recruiter said to me when we had our initial conversation that got my wheels turning.He told me that I could be my own boss. He told me that I could set my own hours. He told me that I could be financially independent by joining his busines…

Think and Grow Rich Lessons - Chapter 9: Persistence | The Journey

Think and Grow Rich Lessons from Chapter 9: PersistenceThis chapter comes at no better than time than today for me, personally. Intensity of Desire"The ease with which lack of persistence may be conquered will depend entirely upon the intensity of one's desire."
This is as true today as it was when it was written all those years ago by Mr. Hill.
When we find ourselves hitting "speed bumps" in our efforts, they can often appear as enormous mountain ranges that block our view of the final prize. That is why we must write down, and keep our "WHY" in front of us at all times as we walk through the test of persistence that gauges whether or not we can "take it." These times, early in the journey are the times that separate the weak from the successful and when the desire is so strong that we have no choice but to carry on, then we have what it takes and will pass the test.

It's a Marathon, not a Sprint Mr. Hill goes on, later in the chapter, to s…

Is Success in 10 Steps by Michael Dlouhy for real? | My Personal Experience

Is Success in 10 Steps by Michael Dlouhy for real? Before I just go and say, heck yeah! It's for real! Let me tell you how I found the book.

I found myself at a point in my life that I had all but given up on network marketing and mlm. I had been in and out for the better part of 15 years, and the last company I was working with exploded right when I was starting to get it figured out. I was done with it. I was over the lies, the big hype, the constant push to sign up more distributors and just plain done with the whole industry, to be honest.

This brings us to the not-so distant past. I was sitting at my desk at work, just thinking about how I could get away from the corporate life and work for myself. I didn't want another MLM. I didn't want to get into some illegal pyramid scheme or some money game ponzi scheme that would ultimately be shut down by the FTC. 

I was wracking my brain. Then I thought of something, as if the idea just appeared... I needed a mentor. One that ha…

The Journey of a Network Marketer - The Fun Side of MLM

The Fun Side of MLM - What makes this an amazing industry
Network Marketing has a fun side? Heck yeah! It's fun when you are:

1. Helping others make money
2. Building something so vast that is pays your children's children

Oh, it doesn't happen right away, and anyone that tells you otherwise is lying to you. RUN from them and don't look back. What's fun is the process. The process is especially fun when you have a coach/mentor and a proven system. Yes, the products need to be remarkable and value priced as well. Oh yeah, network marketing really doesn't work without products! 

Let's be completely honest, we are all in the industry because we want to retire early and live a comfortable lifestyle. What's more fun that knowing you are putting together the foundation for an MLM dynasty? Even if your goals are to earn $1000.00 extra per month, it's still fun to know that you are only 3-5 people away from making it happen!

John, I'm not having fun in my bus…

5 Surefire Tips to being a Successful Network Marketer | MLM Tips

So many new network marketers get into MLM and have been fed the lies that it is a sales business. This isn't true. You must know your prospects, therefore... MLM is a relationship and people business. 

I have 5 surefire tips that will help you become a Successful Network Marketer:

1. Learn people skills - It literally costs you or anyone else a single penny to say hi, smile and brighten their day. Approach each person with NO agenda. Developing people skills begins with a genuine desire to get to know how people tick. You want to know what they like, what they need, how YOU can improve their lives.

In some cases, just being a friend to someone will improve their lives, and yours as well. Offer your name, ask their name. Say their name when you talk to them. LISTEN to them. Hear them when they speak. Keep in mind, not everyone is a prospect... however, by being a friend to someone, you open many doors through the power of relationships.

2. Know what your prospects want - Time Freedom,…

The Progression of Mentoring in Network Marketing Part 1 | Relationships Build Businesses

Relationships Build Businesses - You can't do it alone!
So, about a month ago... I was walking into my office building where I work temporarily. I walked into the coffee shop, and the woman working there swore up and down that I was famous. I told her that I was, and that has been our fun conversation ever since.

Today, I was leaving and something told me to go talk to her. I went and showed her pictures of my grandchildren and we cut up and had a normal conversation. Normally, I never mix my network marketing or mentoring with people at that place... but something kept telling me to share my site with her. My site hosts the book that saved my business and personal life, Success in 10 Steps by Michael Dlouhy.

So, I did it. I didn't think much of it. She was grateful that I shared the link with her, and I headed out to do my normal after work thing. I headed home, had a meal, went to Jiu Jitsu class, came home, hung out with the family, answered some emails, did some follow ups an…

Network Marketing and MLM Sponsoring vs Recruiting - Part 4 | Why I Chose to Be a Sponsor

Why I chose to be a Network Marketing Sponsor and Mentor
It's been a few days since I have posted on here, and with some good reason. I have been spending some quality time reaching out to my team, working with them and helping them move into their dreams. 

I have also been talking with some brilliant prospects and clients that have shared their stories with me. I heard their pain when they were telling me about how they had been taken advantage of by greedy companies and sponsors, I mean recruiters with huge egos. I have heard stories of having to pay hundreds of dollars to join companies and spend even more for training and materials. That did it... I already knew I was a mentor and sponsor. Just hearing these stories brought out my true passion.

I'm just one person, and my mission is to find and help as many people that I can that have been through the bad side of MLM and Network Marketing. When I first started mentoring and sponsoring, I was a bit focused on myself. Makes sen…

Network Marketing and MLM Sponsoring vs Recruiting - Part 3 | Sponsors Give and Give

A True Network Marketing Sponsor does not take, they give and give...
I have found that I am not concerned with making money anymore. I am more concerned with helping other people make money. I believe that means that I have become a sponsor! Feels pretty good to really focus on helping people that have had little or no success in Network Marketing. It just keeps making me want to give and give more. The reason this is so is because my sponsor has been the same with me. He has been there from the beginning of this journey, coaching, helping, giving me the skills I need to succeed... and I all I want to do is pass it on to my team! 

In the past 2 weeks, I have met about a dozen people that have been recruited. They were told by their recruiters that they would help them every step of the way. Out of the dozen, 8 of these people never heard from the person that recruited them after they spent upwards of $500 for a business starter kit. Two of the people I have met that I am now mentoring,…

Network Marketing and MLM Sponsoring vs Recruiting - Part 2 | Sponsors Lead by Example

MLM and Network Marketing Sponsors lead by example
I am a sponsor, and I am sponsored. My sponsor is an incredible person that has been in the industry for around 40 years. I did not find this person by accident. I sought them out after being recruited a few times and left to figure things out on my own. This person, in a short amount of time, has spend hours coaching, training, talking, advising and encouraging me. What I have found is that I am becoming a sponsor that leads by example... just as my sponsor does with my team. This is what I always believed that network marketing was about, and I am finding that it's so much fun!
My Sponsor and mentor has earned enough money to retire, his kids to retire, and their kids to accumulate enough to retire themselves in a short amount of time; yet he takes time every day to hold training and development calls 6 days a week. He takes time of his day to do 1 on 1 coaching calls with his leaders, their leaders, their leader, and so on and on…

Network Marketing and MLM Sponsoring vs Recruiting - Part 1 | What is the difference?

Network Marketing and MLM Sponsoring vs. Recruiting
I can go on and on about this subject, that I had to make it a series!

First of all, I am not a recruiter. In this industry, I actually dislike the word. I have personally been recruited, and treated as recruit. You know what I learned? I learned I would rather be sponsored.

So what is recruiting?
Recruiters use sales tactics to get people to join business. They use closes to back the prospect into a corner to buy pricey sales kits or distributor packs. They get the prospect to sign up, tell them to make a list of their family and friends and start hammering away. They teach that someone telling them NO is a good thing because it's all about numbers to a recruiter.

Whoa! Wait! What?

Yes, let's think about that... let's say you have been recruited into an MLM business by a heavy hitter. You were closed. You were pressured with some horse manure close like, "You need to go ahead and get your spot so you can benefit from my s…

The Journey of a Network Marketer - Part 12 | The Path of Least Resistance

The Path of Least Resistance - How Contrary!Many MLM "recruiters" will fill the head's of their recruits that, in order to succeed, they must go through a gauntlet of failure. BOLOGNA! That is direct sales, and not Network Marketing. Honestly, as a network marketer; would you rather take the path of least resistance or go through the minefield?
Disclaimer - Networking is not super easy but it is quite simple, when done correctly!
So what is the path of least resistance?
In simple terms, if you feel good about what you are doing and know that what you are doing is going to help many people... that is the path of least resistance.
Just as a river will carve out a windy path in a mountain range, or electricity will flow through copper wire. All vibrations travel with ease down the least resistant path. It is a law of the universe and is the same in our human journey.
In my most recent experiences, every level of increasing business exposure has been through developing relationsh…

The Journey of a Network Marketer - Part 11 | Momentum is Real

Momentum, in my own experienceMomentum is built through repetition of action. Positive action will yield positive momentum. I have noticed that over the past  2 weeks in  this experiment, that the momentum of my actions has taken on a life of its own. Now, of course,  this is no time to get relaxed.
I did take a day to celebrate my son's birthday, and no matter what it is we do... we need a day of rest and recharge. This particular day was a strong reminder to me why I have chosen network marketing with my chosen mastermind group. This day was amazing. It only encouraged me to build even more momentum.
The key, however, is to focus my efforts on the needs of others who share similar dreams and ambition and give them the skills to own their lives just as I am doing now. This is what makes network marketing such an amazing industry... when you are moving with a good team of leaders.
Just about 15 days or so, I began a campaign to attract marketers that may not be getting the results th…