For more than 20 years I’ve been trying to learn the skills needed to make money with direct sales and network marketing. It feels like it’s been a very long uphill battle for most of those years. The HONEST truth is that a LOT of my struggles could have been alleviated if I weren’t so strong willed in thinking that I WOULDN’T SUCCEED! Yup, for the most part I’VE been the problem…not the company, the products or the compensation plan. Now, obviously that’s a whole other story (and likely many blog posts) but, what I’ve learned over the years has brought me to where I am now, and I’m grateful.
Now that I AM making money with direct sales (and, just to be legit, here is our financial disclosure) I thought I’d share with you what I’ve learned.
Being completely open about this…I do still struggle with myself, my confidence, my lack of belief…these are all symptoms of my brain, and who I am. I am overcoming, but it’s a daily process. I WILL succeed, however, I WILL get to the top of this compensation plan and lead a team of incredibly successful distributors along side of me and I will LOVE every moment of it! It’s amazing to me how things can change on a dime, as they have been doing almost daily since I joined as a distributor for this company back in December 2014.
If you are looking for a way to make more money in your life, perhaps you need a retirement plan, an “exit strategy”, or you just want something NEW and EXCITING in your life…I challenge you to look at what we offer as a team, a company, a compensation plan and a lifestyle. From my observations you truly CAN have it all! Sign me up for that! Oh wait, I already am!!
If you are like me you have TRIED network marketing, more than once. I’ve tried it so many times I thought I would never find success with it…until now that is. Today’s blog is about a network marketing success tip that I didn’t really pay attention to, again, until now. Today’s tip is: Learn how to Listen.
I made a video on exactly what I mean when I say, learn how to listen. There are MILLIONS of people on the internet and social media screaming their solutions to you, but is it truly something you want to hear? I have learned that listening FIRST, like in any good relationship, has given me MUCH greater results with my network marketing business than ever before.
Here are some other network marketing success tips [from Entrepreuneur.com – paraphrased]:
“Choose wisely. There are six key elements you should be looking for [when selecting an opportunity]:
Number one: stability.
Number two is excellent products or services that consumers will use and need more of.
Number three is the pay plan–how even and fair and generous overall is the distribution?
Number four is the integrity of the company and the management.
Number five is momentum and timing. Look at where the company’s at, what’s going on with the company, and if it’s growing.
Number six is support, training and business systems.”
I personally LOVE the network marketing industry; I am a lifer and will never give up on my goals of working this industry full-time. It is not always easy, but it is ALWAYS worth the effort!
Are you prepared to listen, so that you can offer the SOLUTION that people are looking for? Then you should seriously consider network marketing.
I’ve been playing small in the arena of network marketing for 22 years…22 frustrating and disappointing years. Do you want to know why they were frustrating and disappointing? Because I refused to treat it as a business, and because I played small!
I have committed to hustle and playing big[ger than BIG] this year, no excuses! It’s a big year for me, I turn 50 next month and I need a massive change in my life on a few levels! Part of that change is to become the leader I’ve always known is inside of me and because of that I am committed to being a professional network marketer.
For a period of time I will have to build my business at the same time as earning a living, but that’s okay…whatever it takes!
Are you a pro? Do you want to be a professional network marketer? Consider joining my team, we have grown from 1 to 49 in the last 4 weeks. It’s a start!
As a parting gift to you, the potential professional network marketer, I will leave you with Jim Rohn, Building Your Network Marketing Business:
After spending the morning with politicians and a gaggle of local business folks, I walked away with a great lesson that I’d like to share with you today. Here is my take on the ripple effect and that translates into the best tactics for long-term effectiveness in your marketing efforts.
Can you envision it with me? See the pond, there it is, all lovely and serene just WAITING for some type of disruption! 🙂 Here YOU come with your mighty boulder! You are magically hovering over the pond in order to PLOP that thing smack dab in the centre of it! It makes and ENORMOUS splash with a HUGE ripple effect! You haven’t ever even SEEN ripples that big! You are excited and anticipatory as you KNOW those ripples will reach many people and cover them with your awesome message … once.
See, that’s the effectiveness of a boulder in a pond…it’s HUGE, but it’s short-term. One mighty SPLOOSHand it’s done.
Now let’s envision those pebbles … one by one, day after day, pebbles being dropped into that beautiful little pond, making a TINY little plop and some ripple effect…but tiny is not necessarily ineffective. [tweetherder]Tiny, time after time after time, is much GREATER, on the big picture scale, than a MIGHTY splash[/tweetherder]!
Each method has it’s own merit, so simply decide when are where you want to use boulders instead of pebbles!
With love & gratitude …
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