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You Better Make Sure Your Customers Understand This…

Posted in Presenting Your Business by Kristyn Bore.

Hello there Network Marketers,

A few weeks ago a news story broke that everyone in our industry who sells nutritional supplements should be aware of.  The story reported that several big-name retailers in the state of New York  had dietary supplements on their store shelves that were “bogus” and failed the ingredient test.

This investigation alleges that these store-brand herbal supplements “could not be verified to contain the labeled substance, or…were found to contain ingredients not listed on the labels.”  There’s a link at the end of this article where you can read the full story.

But here’s why this is significant to you and your customers…

One of the most common objections that you get from customers is that the product is too expensive, or that they can get the product cheaper at another location. What most consumers don’t realize is that most times, their supplements are cheaper because the quality is significantly less.  So yeah, they might get a screaming deal on some healthy heart supplements at the local health store, but those supplements may not do them a bit of good in the long run.

That old but familiar statement still rings true:  You Get What You Pay For!

Here’s what you need to be aware of so that you can help your customers make educated and informed purchasing decisions – which should increase your product sales in the long run:nsf

If you sell supplements, you’ll want to make sure you and your customers know and recognize what this logo is. This is the logo for the National Sanitation Foundation, and the NSF runs an independent product certification program that evaluates over the counter supplements, so this would include supplements that are sold via network marketing channels and product sold through big-name retailers.

The heart of the program is that dietary and nutritional supplements are evaluated based on three main components:

  •  Label claim review to certify  that what’s on the label is in the bottle
  • Toxicology review to certify product formulation (we don’t test for efficacy)
  • Contaminant review to ensure the product contains no  undeclared ingredients or unacceptable levels of contaminants

 nsf bannerA product with the “NSF” stamp of approval is the consumer’s assurance that the product has been tested by one of the most respected independent certification organizations in existence today. It is valued by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies worldwide.

One of the reasons why products can move effectively through the network marketing channel is that you, an educated and caring person can explain the benefits of a product to a customer. Store displays and  advertisements will never be as effective at selling something as you can be.

So help your customers and potential customers see the real value in what you offer. Hopefully the products you sell have been evaluated by the NSF. If you’re not sure, you can use the search tool on the NSF’s website to see if your company’s products have received this valuable certification.

If you’d like to read the news story that hit the media recently click here.

And, be sure to visit the NSF website where you search to see if your products are NSF certified. click here

nutritional supplement brochuresAnd finally, use this information along with our two Nutritional Supplement Brochures (that are on sale this week) to completely educate your prospects and customers.  These two brochures (Why do I age? get sick? get diseases? and What do Vitamins & Minerals Do For Me?) will educate your customers and prospects on why they need to take supplements in the first place, and why they need to keep taking them as prescribed. They are completely generic.  It doesn’t matter what company you are with, you’ll be able to show your customer the real scoop on his health and your solution to improve it.

That keeps you in customers!  Click here

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The Three Boobytraps of Network Marketing: The Velvet Rut

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Hello Network Marketing Professionals,

Today’s blog post is the final installment in a week-long series we’ve been running, where we have addressed the three major pitfalls or booby-traps that network marketers often fall into. Pitfalls are dangerous because once you fall victim to them, it’s awfully hard to get back out.

The first two pitfalls are Introverting and Doing it All, and the final trap we’ll discuss is The Velvet Rut.

This is how Tim defines The Velvet Rut:

“The final trap is what I call the VELVET RUT. It’s when you’re making between $3,000 and $7,000 a month and the thought of going back to recruiting again is daunting.

The reason I call it the velvet rut is because you’re making just enough money to keep you in the game. It’s kind of comfortable, but because you’re not making the money you’ve dreamed of, it’s still a rut. It’s a trap!”

You’re probably reading this thinking – “Man, I wish that was me!” I know that most networkers would love to be in the velvet rut. Bringing in $3,000 per month of residual income isn’t too bad! Reaching this milestone is something to be proud of and if you’ve reached it, well done to you.”

It’s also worth noting that Tim’s definition says you’re in the velvet rut if you’re making $3,000 to $7,000 per month – but in reality – your velvet rut, as far as I’m concerned, is any level of income that you’re stuck in. If you’re stuck at making less than $100 per month, $500 per month and want to be making more – you are stuck in a rut and need to get out of it. 

It’s worthwhile for everyone in the industry to be aware of the velvet rut. Even if you feel like you’re a long ways out from achieving such a milestone, you can avoid this rut altogether. Do what’s been discussed in the previous posts in this series which are:

  • Stay away from being an introvert. Even successful leaders can introvert at times and retreat from the business or even leading the team. Choosing to actively be engaged in your business on a daily basis not only builds solid income, but it builds lasting and trusting relationships with your associates.
  • Don’t fall into the trap of “Doing it All.” Doesn’t matter if you have a team of 1 or 1,000 – the moment you fall into the trap of doing it all you are stuck in the trap. Start now by developing good training habits for your team. Train them correctly and train them to be leaders. Do this enough times and you’ll soon create solid leaders. You’ll never fall into the velvet rut.

So, just how do you get out of the velvet rut if you’re stuck there?

Tim’s advice would be this: Go back to work and sponsor three or four more people. Build them into leaders. GET YOUR DREAM.

Just be make sure that when you bring those new people into your business and you train them to be leaders, that you train them correctly. That’s why we released Network Marketing 101. If you’re looking for a solid training solution, check out Tim’s newest training tool for the industry here.

And as we draw this series to a conclusion I’d love your feedback in the comments section. Now that you’re aware of all three booby-traps – are you stuck in one of the traps? How can we help you get out? I look forward to reading your comments.

Three Booby Traps: Doing It All

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Hello Network Marketers,

We’re having a great discussion on the blog this week as we talk about the three booby traps or ruts that network marketers often fall victim to. In each blog post we present some ideas to get out of the rut and into productivity and profits and today’s post picks up with the second booby trap, which is “Doing It All.”

If you missed the first article in this series, you can click here for the first booby trap that prevents success in network marketing. But let’s dive into the second trap which is brought on because you’re doing something right – you’re sponsoring people. The only problem is, you create a team that is so dependent on you for everything – you are doing it all for the team. You see the problem here real quick – you’re really not creating leverage for yourself or your team. This is how Tim describes this scenario: 

Booby Trap No. 2 – Doing It All

“The success of sponsoring people eventually becomes a booby trap as well, it’s very well concealed. You can spot this trap when you have sponsored several people and have been praised so much by your peers for your ability to sponsor so many people that you identify yourself as ‘the person who can sponsor a lot of people.’”

You are guilty of “doing it all” and need to evaluate what you’re training and how you’re training if you ever catch yourself saying one of the following:

  • “None of my people are doing anything!”
  • “How do I motivate my downline?”
  • “I keep sponsoring duds.”

If this is you, you’ve watched very valuable, very capable people fall through the cracks. You’re adding people as fast as they’re dropping off the other end.

You are doing yourself, your team and the industry a disservice if you let yourself fall victim to this booby trap.

How to Overcome Doing It All

You must train the people you sponsor. If you’re unwilling to make a leader out of the person you’re sponsoring, don’t sponsor them! It takes great patience to train people. You have to sit through the pain of listening to them invite or present.

You want so badly to save them, and you can’t – if you ever want to make a lot of money in network marketing. Doing it for them only handicaps them. You cannot do it for them – you must train, train, train. And when you think they will never get it, you train some more.

And just what do you train on? Obviously, your company should provide you with some basic getting started training points. Do those. But what’s next? Network Marketing really consists of 13 daily actions that must be learned in order to succeed – this is what we call ‘skills’ training. Network Marketing 101 is our recommended course that covers these 13 daily money-making activities. It is generic and can be plugged into anything else you’re currently running with your team.

Patience combined with the right training creates a winning combination and your team will “get it” when YOU have enough patience and the right training program that teaches the skills needed to make it.

And one more gem from Tim:

“By the way, don’t stop your training until you see that your distributors can properly train THEIR distributors. If you don’t do this step, your organization will not move past the third level. You won’t build a Christmas tree (which is a better description than pyramid), you’ll build a diamond. All your volume will be up in your first 2-3 levels.” 

Now it’s your turn. Join us in the comments section of this article to further discuss any questions you have on this topic.  Are you in the downline of a great leader in your company? If so, what makes that person a great leader?

See you in a few more days where we’ll discuss the final Booby Trap: the Velvet Rut. Can’t wait to tell you all about it!

The Three Boobytraps of Network Marketing Series

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Hello Network Marketing Professionals –

This week on the blog we’re going to launch a new series that’s all about major pitfall areas that networks often fall victim to. And why are we talking about this?

Simply put, if you are aware of the danger areas you can avoid them. (Help your team avoid them.)  And if you’re a networker who feels trapped, well, we’re going to provide solutions for you to get out so you can keep working towards your goals.

Before I reveal the three booby-traps, in Tim Sales fashion, let’s define what booby traps are and how they relate to you and your business.  I’m taking this right from Tim’s vault of leadership training:

“The word booby trap means: a situation that catches one off guard; a pitfall; a hidden hazard.

In MLM there are in fact three areas that will catch you off guard and be a hazard if you’re not knowledgeable about their existence. There are three phases that one goes through as they advance (if they do) in network marketing – each can be a booby trap.”

The three areas of MLM that are known for booby traps are: Introverting, Doing It All and the Velvet Rut. Today’s blog post is devoted to the first trap, Introverting and then we’ll discuss the other two over the next several days.

Are You Guilty of Introverting?

Introverting is defined as “concentrating upon oneself or what one is doing.”  So if you’ve ever done one of the following, you’re guilty of introverting:

  • You’re talking with a prospect and you’re so worried about what you’re going to say next you aren’t able to fully “be present” when talking with your prospect
  • You have thoughts running around in your mind like “I sound stupid” or “I don’t know what I’m talking about” and you find that you withdraw from conversations.
  • You avoid talking with prospects
  • You avoid making phone calls
  • You delay buying/generating leads

All of these are indicators of someone who is introverting. 

How to Get Past Introverting

If you are constantly thinking about what other people think of you or you avoid talking with people about your business or product, you must get past it! Here’s what Tim recommends:

  1. Drill – This means to  repeat what you’re going to say over and over BEFORE you get in front of a live person.
  2. Focus all of your attention on the prospect.
  3. Create so much activity that you don’t have time to focus on your fears.

Several months ago our staff surveyed Network Marketers and one of the questions we asked was “Once you have a lead what is your least favorite activity to do?” A huge majority of the responses, over 75%, all reported activities like talking to prospects, initiate a phone call, and one of my personal favorites: “…simply call the person. Crazy…I know, but I’m scared to death!”

Tim has found that most of the network marketing industry is stuck, paralyzed even, when it comes to doing the day-to-day tasks that build teams and create fortunes, and so that’s one of the reasons why Network Marketing 101 was created.

If you’ve been following the blog for the past few weeks  you’re aware that Tim just released a new, unique training and really, the purpose of this training is to prevent you from being an introvert. And if you’re stuck in this booby trap, it will get you out in a hurry.

The three steps to get past introverting: drill, focus your attention on the prospects and create so much activity, are all essential components of the Network Marketing 101 course. If you haven’t had a chance to see what all the excitement is about, take a minute to see the what networkers around the globe are doing to get out of the introverting rut.

Before signing off, I want to leave you with one last thought from Tim. If you feel like you’re stuck in this rut and need some encouragement, print this out and put it someplace where you can read it for a week:

“When you confront what you fear enough times, you fear it no more. As you CONTINUE to do this, you will focus on DOING IT instead of worrying whether you CAN do it or not. Then, something bizarre will happen. You’ll sponsor someone in the business. And on that day you’ll realize you really CAN do it.  – Tim Sales”

You CAN do this business.  If you’re stuck, get Network Marketing 101 and let’s confront the hard stuff and start DOING what Tim has proven to work.

And one last request: I’d love to hear from you. If you’re caught in the “Introverted” booby trap, what is your biggest hang up? How can we help you? Leave your comments here on the blog where we can continue the conversation and get some help, ideas and suggestions flowing your way.

Training, Accountability and a Free 15-Minute Review Session

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Recently, one of our subscribers sent in this comment in an email:

I already own pretty much everything that Tim has put out and admit that it’s very good but still have not achieved a decent level of success in my mlm… Will there be any consultation &/or accountability in this training? My upline in non existent.

Thank you for reaching out to us. I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t achieved what you were hoping for in MLM….at least not yet. J  And I’m sorry to hear that you don’t feel like you have upline support. Although it can be a challenge, there are thankfully other options, including tapping into the resources we have here at FCMLMT.

To answer your question directly, Yes, there is an option for both consultation and accountability with the new Network Marketing 101 training. I’ll share the details of that in just a minute, but first want to point something out that I think can add value to our conversation.

Early in Tim’s career, as his downline began to grow, he realized that the only way he could be an effective upline was if he could coach a person based on what that person needed to succeed in MLM. He started with a group of people on the phone for a Saturday training and go over the comp plan, products, ingredients, the back office- you name it, his calls covered all of that stuff. Everyone on the team had the recommended tools and resources from the field and the company. But people would still tell him that the business wasn’t working for them.

This was really frustrating for Tim (he thought he was giving them everything they needed to succeed) until he figured out a way to pin point exactly where someone was getting tripped up. It was then, that he developed 13 money making activities that are essential to making it in MLM. And he developed a way for his team to keep track of what they were doing and a way for him to see where things were falling apart. Then, he could coach specifically for that person to help them get over whatever was stopping them from progressing.

The Network Marketing 101 Course is basically an introduction to the 13 activities. Each lesson is introduced in a specific sequential order and the action guides included with every lesson have simple, doable projects or activities to help you put what you’ve learned into action.  I am thrilled that you have many of Tim’s products, but where Network Marketing 101 could be helpful to you would be in these areas:

  1. The lessons are presented in a basic gradient level – not too overwhelming but enough training to give you sold direction and confidence. What you’ve learned in Tim’s previous trainings will be helpful as you go through the course.
  2. Because the entire course focuses on the 13 activities – you will see how everything you’ve learned in the past and learn in the course all fits together. Instead of all of these ideas and suggestions floating around in your head, I would suspect that this course will actually bring clarity to the training you have already received.

So let’s conclude with some specifics about the accountability and consultation option with the course. When you purchase Network Marketing 101 there are two packages to choose from, one of which is the Personal One-on-One Coaching along with the course.

Here’s what you can expect with the One on One Coaching:

  • Get input, feedback and direction on the content you’re learning. Make sure you’re learning and understanding the material for maximum benefit.
  • Have someone who you can be accountable to, to help you stay on task and on target so you can stop procrastinating.
  • Have someone to practice and role play with.
  • Oftentimes the hardest part of learning and training is the DOING part. Through the training sessions you will learn how to correctly DO what you have learned.

The Coaching sessions are 30 minutes per session, once session per week for six weeks. Especially where you don’t have upline support, this would be very helpful (and motivational) for you!

Ultimately, you have to be accountable to yourself. Your business will only grow if you are accountable for managing your time wisely and staying focused enough to consistently work the business.  But, combine that personal accountability and consistency with the added support of some personal coaching and you will  be amazed at what you can achieve in only six short weeks.  You can get the course and coaching package here: http://firstclassmlmtools.com/nwm101/

If you feel like you have invested in training but still aren’t getting results, leave us a comment sharing your biggest challenge when it comes to training. Why do you think the training you have done in the past isn’t getting you the results you hoped for? Everyone who submits a comment will receive a 15 minute free review session with me to go over what traning they have and some pointers to getting the most of your training so you can get results.

 

Marissa’s Story Is So Profound I Want to Share it With You All

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Marissa, it is for you and all those who feel like you that we created the new Network Marketing 101 Step-by-Step Online Training Program.  Your story is so profound that I wanted to share it and the comments from Kristyn and David Ingram with all our subscribers.

It is my hope that many will be inspired and take action!  Thank you for sharing!

Marissa’s Comment

Hi, after many late night Google searches for Work From Home opportunities, I pretty much stumbled upon then opted to become a new associate in the MLM industry following my recent layoff in Corporate America that took place on the day I was scheduled to return back to work from maternity leave.

After 11 years of experience, yet no college education on my resume, I came to the conclusion that my best case scenario would be to get “lucky” and be hired into a new company without having to experience a pay cut, or my worst case scenario would be to bite the bullet, and simply be thankful to take any kind of pay cut necessary just to be employed again. This was the extent of my thought process for about one month before the world of MLM possibilities and options captured my mind and heart alike. For the very first time in my life I had felt like I was not just going through the motions. I felt excited, driven, and motivated. Finally… I am hungry at the right time and the right place. But what this really means to me is a second chance for nothing less than greatness, it’s time to take a different approach that will serve me and my family well.

I took a very close look into the business system, the products, and exactly what would be required of me to earn career level income by the time my severance installments run out on May 8, 2015. I have learned that taking daily, massive, and persistent action to schedule a minimum of 12 interviews a day to complete a minimum of 6 interviews per day 6 x a week on the full time plan on average results in 4 new associates each week and 16 for the month averaging out to be 3K not including product introductory bonuses and right leg left leg business volume cycling.

I bring with me a useful assortment of workplace experiences that have developed and enhanced my communication skills to a very high level, so when i understood that my job would be basically to call up interested prospects using a telephone script for setting up an interview for them to work at home with our company it sounded like an absolute cake walk or so I thought….

But my anxiety level is now off the charts and I am having a difficult time being productive and or confident on a consistent basis. Please help me! why this is happening to me?

On the days when I push myself I never feel confident even if something goes better than I thought. I wish I could relax and not be anxious. Sometimes I am too anxious to make calls so I start my dial sessions late morning or afternoon losing large chunks of the day. I feel like I will repel prospects with nervous, anxious energy and a shaky voice.

I’m serious about building this home based business. I know it is the right thing for me and my family. I understand the percentage of people who start MLM end out quitting pretty quickly, and I understand building a business is a numbers game and that it will take time, energy, passion, money… And the only thing that spooks sickens and scares me is failing by choice.

My mentor recently helped me to see for myself that I have to begin to train and discipline my mind to think only prosperous positive thoughts. My beliefs thoughts and feelings and not where they need to be and are affecting the number of people who move forward in the interview process / funnel.

How do I begin to loosen up get comfortable connect and build relationships with people that I talk to if I use a series of different scripts designed as part of the business system throughout all my conversations with prospects?

David Ingham’s Response

Hi Marissa

Thanks for your post I am sure loads of people will relate to you me included 

We are all looking for a solution be successful in MLM and help our teams.

I know that Tim and Kristyn are working on some tools and I am sure you will get all your answers.

I am also excited to see answers to your questions and let us all grow and become a success 

Thanks for your honesty,

David Ingham

Kristyn’s Response

Dear Marissa,

Thank you so very much for this heart-felt message. I admire you for your tenacity and determination and would love to help you overcome this obstacle of anxiety, productivity and confidence in doing the business.

Your mentor has offered you some good advice – it’s important to think about positive, prosperous thoughts. It’s hard to meet challenges, stay determined, and build a successful business when you’re constantly telling yourself you can’t do this. So, that is good advice, but it’s only part of the solution.

I want to share a little analogy that Tim has shared before to help networkers in your situation. Imagine yourself standing at the side of the pool. You really don’t know how to swim, but everyone else in the pool looks like they’re having a great time. You want to jump in. So you do.  You take that leap and once you get into the water you realize you can’t swim. Your arms start flailing around, legs kicking, you’re trying everything you can possible do to keep your head above the water. You’re giving it “your all” to stay afloat. Your friend is at the side of the pool cheering you on, telling you can do it, keep going, stay positive!! But, in the end you just get too tired. Without the knowledge of HOW TO SWIM, it doesn’t matter how hard you’re trying or how nice it is that your friend is over there cheering you on. Eventually, your head will go under the water. Perhaps you see where I”m going with this. You can spend all the time in the world getting yourself pumped up, learning positive affirmation, training your brain to be positive…you can do that, but until you have skills and training to do the 13 daily activities in network marketing you are going to drown. You see, you HAVE to have both. Positive attitude and belief in yourself…check. But to go along with that, you need the training too; just like the person in the pool needs swimming lessons to stay afloat.

I hope you’ll take a look at our new course just released today – Network Marketing 101. It’s the perfect introduction to the skills training you need – focusing on the 13 daily activities that you must know how to do to make it in network marketing.

We would love to help you; please let us know how we can do just that.

Marissa, you are on the route to real success!

With Deepest admiration, Tim

This is Where the Money is Made in MLM

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Hello Network Marketing Professionals,

How has your week been?  As we close out another week and end the first month of a new year, I hope that you’re seeing progress in your business.

If you’ve been following our blog for the past few weeks you’ll notice that the conversation has focused on important topics to help you remove the frustration, stop spinning your wheels and make forward progress faster than ever.

Today’s discussion is the third and final installment on successful activities that network marketers do every day to make money in MLM.  Earlier in the week we discussed Goals and Promotion, as well as Where most people get stuck in MLM.  But today we’re going to talk about the fun activities, and I say they’re fun because doing these activities is what brings in the bucks…they are the payday in MLM. That’s why they are important and worth our time discussing today.

The final three activities that network marketers must learn how to do correctly are:

  • Selling the product/service
  • Sponsoring people
  • Training new distributors

One thing I love about the network marketing industry are the people who are in the industry. You are good people who are interested in others, you are helpful, you want people to be happy and enjoy life. In fact, one of Tim’s observations is that business is about making people’s lives better. Everything he does focuses on this one single concept.

So when we look at these final activities that are essential to making money in network marketing, I want to point out two reasons why they are important to your success.

Reason #1 – You create loyal customers

When you know how to sell the product or service customers will gravitate to you because they will want what you offer. People won’t feel like you’re too pushy or aggressive. They won’t even feel “sold.” They will be excited because you’ve offered them something that is going to make their life better. And once you have a loyal customer, they are your customer for life.

Reason #2 – You create leaders

Your daily activities should lead to sponsoring someone and bringing them into the business. What an honor it is for you to help make this person’s life better. It’s now your responsibility to help them reach their goals. Your reward in doing so will be total time and financial freedom.

Folks, this is where the money is made in MLM.

When you can sponsor someone and train them correctly, you are paid exceptionally well. And what do you train them to do?  The items on this list that we’ve been discussing:

  • Goals and a plan to achieve them
  • Promotion to generate leads and customers
  • Dialing the phone and talking with people
  • Connecting with people and inviting them to look at the product or business
  • Setting appointments and presenting to those who are interested
  • Selling product and building a loyal customer base

Yes, it takes time to learn these activities. It does take effort to confront what you don’t know or aren’t doing well, and learn how to do them correctly. But, once you can do them, look at the pay off. Not only can you do them, but you can teach others to do them as well.

So why are these last activities on our list important? The answer is simple: you are able to make people’s lives better, and in turn, you achieve your goals.

I can’t think of anything more worthy of your time and effort than learning and mastering the activities on this list. In doing this, you become a true network marketing leader.

Speaking of leaders, we’d like to hear from you. Based on your experience and observation, what makes a great leader? What qualities do they possess? Why do people want to follow them and listen to them? How has she/he helped you personally? If you’d like to give a “shout out” just put your comments right here on the blog. 

The Heart of What You Do as a Professional Network Marketer

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Hello Network Marketing Professionals,

And welcome back to our week-long training series, where we’ve been discussing the most important things you need to know in MLM to succeed.

The next items on our “list of activities” that are essential to your success in network marketing are worth discussing because this is where the greatest majority of our industry is stuck!

Yes, you read that right. Talk with any leader, and they’ll tell you that the biggest problem areas they have in their downline fall into these daily activities:

  • Dialing the phone – reaching out to talk to people
  • Setting appointments
  • Inviting people to look at the business or the products
  • Presenting the business or the products

This area of dialing the phone, connecting with people and talking with them, inviting and setting appointments and then presenting is the heart of what you do as a professional networker.

Having the ability to easily communicate with someone and help them see the benefits of your product, or what makes it unique allows you to build relationships with others. And when you know how to communicate well and express your thoughts and ideas, you have this incredible ability to help people solve their challenges; you have the ability to show them how your product or service can make their life better.

Likewise, your business can be the answer to someone’s biggest problem. Think about the mom who hates choosing between daycare/work or staying at home. Or the baby boomer who lost most of his retirement when the markets crashed and is now scrambling to make up for the money lost. Your business is an answer to real problems. Does it work to just throw that business up on a website and wait for the people to sign up? No! It doesn’t work that way at all. These are people with real problems and concerns and they need a real person to help them solve it. So why is having the skills to connect with people, and knowing how to effectively communicate, and invite and present…why are these skills so important?

These are the skills required of you so that you can add value to a person’s life and help them see how you can help them and make their life better.

Getting Unstuck

So, if this list is where most people are stuck, the most logical question is….how do you get unstuck so you can reach those goals you’ve set for yourself?

Take a minute and just look at this list again and consider these four activities:

  • Dialing the phone – reaching out to talk to people
  • Setting appointments
  • Inviting people to look at the business or the products
  • Presenting the business or the products

Then, honestly answer these questions:

Which of these are you doing well?

Are there any that you’re trying to do, but not getting the results you had hoped?

Are there any items on this list that you are avoiding?

Of course, the benefit of figuring all of this out is simply this: Once you have identified what you can’t do well, you know where your focus needs to be. You know what to get help with. Learn how to do it, and then move on to the next one and master it.

Because this area of the business is the biggest stumbling block, I want to give you something that will really help you. Here’s the deal.

Take a few minutes and really think about the questions I asked above. You truly evaluating where you’re at  and acknowledging what you need to work is one of the biggest favors you’ll do for yourself this week. So, just do it.

Then, take a few more minutes and write your comments on this blog post. Let me know what you are doing well, what you are doing but not getting the results you’d hoped for, and let me know what you are avoiding.

Anyone brave enough to confront this and post their comment is going to get a response back from me with some helpful pointers to get you unstuck. You’ll see those comments right under your own blog comment.  In addition, I will personally email you one of Tim’s most popular training ebooks, “How to Recruit Like a Pro.”

I hope your comments keep me so busy this week that I don’t have time for anything else…well, except having time to put our finishing touches on Tim’s newest training  course for network marketers that we’re going to be releasing soon.   We’re super excited to get it into your hands!

 

Ever Wondered Why There Are Certain Things You Need To Know to Successfully Run Your Business?

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Happy Monday Network Marketing Professionals,

This week we’re going to dedicate three blog posts to the most important things you need to know how to do in network marketing. In last week’s blog we talked about why training is important, and we gave you list of “what you needed to know”.

Today’s discussion will focus on the first two items on the list: goals and promotion. But the focus is WHY you need to know this stuff.  Sometimes, it isn’t enough to be told WHAT you need to know.  Understanding WHY you need it is very important.

Jellyfish and Goals

I’m pretty sure that you had a big goal, something you wanted to get or achieve, when you signed up in the business. Only problem is, what I see happen a lot is that we have these goals, we just have no idea how to achieve them. We know we want to pay off that credit card debt….we just aren’t sure how to get the money to pay it off. 

The truth is, setting the goal is the EASY part. We’re all GREAT at setting goals. Accomplishing the goal is where it can get complicated for some. And really, what good is a goal if you don’t do anything/don’t know how to achieve it?

Having no goals, or not working to achieve your goal is like floating through life like a jellyfish. See, a jellyfish is just “there”…floating in the water. It has no ability to propel itself, it totally depends on the currents, and wherever the currents take it, is where it goes.

But, when you have a goal and you have a plan to accomplish that goal…now you’ve got structure, and you are going places. You get to decide where you go – the current (objections, distractions) have no or little influence over you because you’re in the driver’s seat. You decide what you want and you get it. 

Think about this: People who earn more than one million dollars a year are not, on average, extraordinarily gifted or talented in the usual sense of these words. They are, however, disciplined and hard working. They set goals for themselves and then stick to it until those goals are achieved.

So, you want to accomplish a goal this week, this month, or this year? Great! Make sure you don’t’ just set the goal – create your plan and then stick with it. That’s how you’re going to accomplish your goal.

Who Knows You’re In Business?

And of course, the next item on your ‘to do list’ for success in network marketing is knowing how to promote.

As Tim often does, let’s begin with a definition. The word promote means: to make known.

Today you’re in business. The question you need to ask yourself is: who knows you’re in business? Think about that answer and I challenge you to honestly answer it. Who knows that you’re in business today? How many people know that you have an incredible product or service?

All too often, network marketers have this impression that they don’t want to come off as being sales-y or pushy. They feel uneasy talking about, advertising or sharing the business or the product.

The truth is, not promoting will most certainly make it impossible for you to achieve your goals. Objections like worrying about if you’re being too sales-y or pushy, or being unprofessional stop you from promoting your business.  And if you don’t promote, you aren’t going to have leads or sales. As Tim has wisely advised:

“The worst thing you can ever do in your business is to think, ponder, worry or even get the idea that it’s unprofessional to promote!  The reason you promote is to create desire for your product. If you don’t create a desire for your product, it’s very difficult to achieve MLM success.”

Your assignment: Take a minute today to evaluate two important and crucial areas of your business and answer these questions:

  1. Do you have goals and a specific plan to help you reach your goal? If not, what’s stopping you?
  2. Do you have promotion methods in place so that you have people to talk to about both business and product on a consistent basis? If not, what is stopping you from promoting your business; what do you need to help you promote?

I’d love for you to post your answers to these questions in the comments section of this blog entry, where we can continue to the discussion and help solve some of these challenges for you.

Then, we’ll continue our series this week; see you back here in a couple days where we will be discussing the area of business where most network marketers get stuck. You won’t want to miss it!

Oh, and a little postscript for you:  Soon, Tim is going to reveal something completely new that is going to be your breakthrough in training. You’re starting to get a concept of what to train on and why, but just around the corner is the way we are going to make that happen!  So stay tuned for his big announcement!  It’s something we’ve never had available before and our beta phase was very exciting!

 

The Secret to This MLM Business Is. . .

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Hello Network Marketing Professionals, Just want to say thank you to those of you who responded so far with comments to the blog article yesterday. And to those of you who sent me notes privately, hey, I understand.  Sometimes saying your troubles openly can be tough.  I got those emails and I’ve asked Kristyn to help me get responses back out to you so look for that in your email.  Best to all of you!  Now I must say that a couple of the comments which did come were from folks who felt that training really wasn’t as essential as it truly is.  For a very small percentage of you, training may not be as essential as it is to others, perhaps because you brought some great skills with you into this industry, or because you’ve got a great upline who is coaxing you along.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case for others.  The more they can overcome the barriers they do have to getting some training time in the more they are going to have success and honestly, its going to get a lot more fun too! Tim (The rest of this article was prepared by Kristyn Bore.)

The Secret to this MLM Business is Training.

The biggest leaders in the industry have figured out how to teach successful duplication from one leader to the next. The correct skills are taught. And when enough people are doing those correct skills, the magic happens. This industry pays very well when you know the skills and you can teach them so the next person can do them correctly.

Bottom line, if you want to produce more, or you want your downline to produce more, you must be trained.

And the second piece of good news is that my development team has been working with Tim on something that is going to give you more guidance and help in the training department than ever before. I am not allowed to say any more about it right now, but just now that very soon, you’re going to start and see some amazing stuff roll into your inbox. I would encourage you to pay attention.

How & What to Train On

The test of effective training is not whether you show up to a weekly webinar and take notes, or you’re reading the latest and greatest “Rah Rah Motivational – Positive Affirmation” book. Yes, those things are important, don’t get me wrong. But, the most effective training is simply this:  Whether you can actually DO THE SKILL you’ve been taught. For example, if you are calling leads and not setting any appointments, it doesn’t matter how many best- selling “Rah-Rah” books you’re reading! Doesn’t matter how “pumped up and excited” that book makes you. If you don’t have the skills to set appointments consistently you’ll continue to drown. So for those of you who are wondering what you should be focused on learning and what you should be studying, here’s a list straight from Tim Sales’ little book with all of the training answers.

This is What You Need to Know

  • How to establish and achieve goals
  • How to promote
  • What to say to people when they make phone calls
  • How to set appointments
  • How to Invite
  • How to present your business or products
  • How to sell your business or products
  • How to sponsor people (the correct procedures and sequence)
  • How to train new distributors

Get Rid of the Fear & Hesitation

In order for you to get rid of the fear and hesitation and move into productivity that gets results, you need to be effective in each one of these areas. When you can do each of these things, you will be motivated because you are effective.  You will produce more because you feel ABLE to produce. Now it’s your turn!  Our entire staff is gearing up to help you in a big way this year, and Tim has something coming that going to take a lot of the confusion out of getting trained.   Leaders, please chime in here and let Tim know what obstacles are in your way of training your team. Especially since what he’s got up his sleeve should be exactly what Leaders have been looking for.  You’ll find out more about this soon.  For now, just keep reading the blog!  

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