My Best Network Marketing Tips from 2015

Welcome to 2016! The past year has been a whirlwind; it was full of so many amazing events. From traveling the world to building an amazing team, my schedule was packed tight. In this special blog post, I am going to highlight some of my biggest moments in 2015 and the lessons I learned that you can apply to 2016. These network marketing tips and insights will help you take your business to the next level in the new year.  Happiest of New Years to all of you!

My Best Network Marketing Tips


This year my life changed and the lives of my team members all because of one little magical vial of anti-wrinkle cream called Instantly Ageless. When Instantly Ageless hit the market, we knew it was powerful because we could see the results, but no one could predict what happened next. Bekki Hurley – my amazing friend and a Jeunesse Diamond – made a two and half minute video of herself applying Instantly Ageless and posted it on Facebook. In the video Bekki applies the cream and by the end of the video, the bags under her eyes disappear. The video started to take off immediately once it was posted to Facebook. Then the views just kept rolling in! Thousands and thousands of people watched the video, generating hundreds of leads. But then things got even better. Bekki’s video started reaching into the MILLIONS. Imagine how many leads that brought in. In a short amount of time, our team exploded with new team members. Many team members jumped through the ranks. It was a spectacular time in our career and to be in the network marketing industry.  So what did we learn from this?

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One of the most important things I learned in 2015 was the power of video. Videos allow viewers to take in so much more information and get a glimpse of your personality. They also get higher engagement on social media channels, help your SEO standings and increase traffic to your website. In 2016, take advantage of video. Your videos don’t have to have a perfect production value. Just grab an iPhone, stand in good lighting and be natural. Then share, share, share!  Bekki’s video that went viral like no other network marketing video has ever done before was done in her bathroom with mediocre lighting, no makeup and no script.  Look what happened!

P.s. Making a video like the one above is also a great tool to get your team excited about their achievements over the past year.

 Traveling the World

Network Marketing TipsMy passport really filled up in 2015! I went to Las Vegas, Orlando, Tahiti, Riviera Maya, the UK, Singapore, Turkey, and Israel – all to build my network marketing business. Well, and maybe for a little fun too 😉 Traveling is one of my favorite things to do and I was able to see so many new places and create memories that will last a lifetime. I made sure to share my adventures with my team, friends and fans by taking photos and posting them to my social media platforms. I even got a little blogging done along the way. I also made a lot of new friends and new networking connections. It was amazing to meet some of the people that I have been working with remotely.

The best part about all of these trips is that almost all of them were paid for by my network marketing business. Hard work pays off!

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So what did I take away from my travels besides a nice tan? I learned that sharing your travels is a HUGE recruiting and community building tool. If you want to encourage your team to reach higher ranks, show them what life is like when you do! Show them what beaches they will get to relax on, the delicious food they can eat and the epic sights they can see. It can be hard to focus on sharing your trip online when you are having so much fun being unplugged from the internet, but I highly recommend it. Taking trips with your team is also a great bonding experience.  Share your personal travel pictures for sure!

Public speaking…hint: it’s not that bad.

One of the highlights of my year was speaking at Eric Worre’s Go Pro Recruiting Mastery event. Eric Worre has been a great influence in my career and in the network marketing industry as a whole. His network marketing tips have helped hundreds of thousands of people build better business. When I was asked to present not once, but twice, I was over the moon. The topic I chose to discuss was financial literacy for network marketers –  something I am very passionate about.  It was a dream to walk the same stage as some of the brightest stars in the network marketing industry.

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So what did I learn from speaking at these events?   It reinforced for me how important it is to be comfortable telling your story and speaking from the stage.  When I say speaking from the stage, that could be a real stage, your living room or your local coffee shop.  The “stage” just means you as the presenter. Many of us shy away from this.  Many of us don’t like to hold the microphone.  Trust me, if you really want the lifestyle that goes with being a successful network marketer, you need to get more and more comfortable talking in front of people.  You need to get good at sharing your story and what it is about your business that you are passionate about.  Stepping out of our comfort zone isn’t always easy, but it is always worth it.  You will even get to the point where you enjoy and even love public speaking!

My 2015 was amazing and thank you all for being a part of it. I hope that we can all learn from each other’s successes and make 2016 even better!  I wish you all the best in 2016.  I appreciate each of you!

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P.S. I hope my network marketing tips are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on how and why to make a video for your business! You also may enjoy this additional training about Success Secrets From Top Team Builders from Ray Higdon.

 

Best Alternatives to Cold Calling

Best Alternatives to Cold Calling

Have you noticed that phone calls are not winning the popularity contest this year? People are starting to respond less and less to phone calls, and I can’t blame them. How many telemarketers call you? How much easier is it to just send a text? No one wants to talk on the phone anymore, let alone strike a conversation with a complete stranger! This makes cold calling even harder. Fortunately, we no longer have to use the phone like in years past to grow our network marketing businesses. In this post, I will share the best alternatives to cold calling I have found over the past few years – this is valuable information folks!

Move Over Cold Calling

Cold Calling Alternatives

Thanks to the advent of social media and emails, we now have a new way to do business. We can speak directly to our leads through email, social media and text messaging. Everyone is happy. The lead is happy because they can respond to a message with less effort or ignore easily if they choose. The network marketer is jumping for joy because it’s way faster to send out 20 text messages or Facebook messages than make 20 phone calls.  I am not saying don’t make any calls.  Phone calls are still important and should be a part of your marketing efforts AND you want to add texting and FB messages/LinkedIn messages.  Phone calls still work for warm market calls and follow ups.

One of the most important ways to build up your company is to pay attention to where customers want to get their information. We have to recognize that customers no longer really want to talk on the phone – so try not to to rely on cold calling as your main source of lead generation. If someone will not answer a call when it’s their Aunt calling, why would they answer the phone if they don’t know who is calling? Therefore, it is important for network marketers to figure out what type of system will allow the customer to contact the business in a way that they feel comfortable. In the year 2015, it is obvious that the best platform to reach customers or potential customers is through social media and texting via our smart phones.

You want to keep a phone line open so that people can reach you during normal business hours. However, you will soon find that most of your leads will want to reach back to you through email,texting or social media.  I think it is easier and preferable to get the word out about your products and business via social media, texting or emails, rather than cold calling. The leads will be much more accepting if you build a relationship with them online first. It gives them a chance to learn more about you and warm up your proposal. They can look at your website, blog, Facebook page, Instagram – you get the point. They will feel like they know you.  People like purchasing from people they have a connection with.

Social Media is the New Cold Calling

Social Media: Best Alternatives to Cold Calling

Then you will not only be welcomed if you decide to call, they may even call you first. In other words, you should use social media like Facebook or Twitter, or email to “warm up” your potential lead. For example, if you have an email list for potential leads, make sure to ask all the right questions to get a response. You can even use the Internet to hold online classes, info summits and meetings to get your potential customer’s attention. Remember that social media, texting and email are how most people prefer to communicate now.  They will talk to you when they are really interested.  You get them interested via all the great tools we have available today.  I personally don’t care for cold calls.  That doesn’t mean it can’t still work and some people love cold calling.  Just making the point that in todays world, it is a good idea to go to where your leads are and speak their ideal language to get them interested.  Social media is a game changer for network marketers.  We can never again say we have run out of people.  Make 5 new social media connections a day (choose your favorite platform – mine is Facebook) and build rapport with them and if you do that for 30 days in a row, you will be amazed at the number of new prospects, customers, and potential for both you will have.

I hope this post helps you get more leads by focusing on the best ways to communicate with them. Most people don’t want to make cold calls and most aren’t that good at cold calls, best to start becoming a social media superstar and your business will thank you for those efforts.  Remember it takes time to develop a system and a following.  It is oh so worth it!  Hope you are enjoying the Holidays!  Merry Merry and Happy Happy!

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P.S. I hope my tips on cold calling and social media are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on changing your daily routine to become a top earner!

5 Tips For Actually Working at Home!

5 tips for working from home!

As anyone who works from home knows, it can be quite difficult to stay organized while in your home office. Although there are many advantages (like avoiding rush-hour traffic or being able to go to work in your pajamas) there are some very real challenges. It can be quite strenuous to keep your home office organized and free of distractions, such as household chores, errands, TV, children,spouses and pets. Not necessarily in that order!  Here are some tips for working from home so you can stay on track!  Especially during the Holidays this can be really challenging, but on the best of days, getting done what you need to in your home based business from your home office is a feat!  I love it and I can’t imagine otherwise but it does take focus and discipline too.  I haven’t had to drive a commute for 10 years and I can tell you, I do not miss it!

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1. Remove the distractions. After all, distractions are the number one reason for being unproductive while working at home. Are you tempted by all the wonderful shows you could watch on TV? Or maybe the washing machine and the dishwasher calls you?  And the kids can be a bit demanding too if they are front and center.  As much as possible, keep these distractions out of reach.  Also, I like to keep my office area clean when working from home, that way I am not distracted by the things that need to be cleaned up.  I am someone that needs some order so I often start the day just tidying up my office for a few minute so it “feels good” to me as I am working.

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2. Create your own dedicated office space.  It is very difficult to stay focused and motivated if you are working in your bedroom or on the couch. It is very important that you dedicate an area in your house to being your office space. Otherwise, it will be very difficult to keep your train of thought on track if you have a number of distractions staring you in the face because you are working on the living room couch or the kitchen table. If you don’t have an actual room for your home office with a door you can shut, then carve out a real space wherever it is and put a sign up for the family that when you are in work mode, they need to wait…Easier said than done, I know but we do train people (even family) how to treat us.  It is good for your family to see you focused and accomplishing too.   The best way to mentally get yourself into work mode is to create an area that is your dedicated office or space.  Make it feel good to you.  We spend a lot of time working so enjoy your surroundings whether that is a bouquet of fresh flowers, or your favorite music in the background, create an environment that you enjoy.  Simple things really do add up.

3. Keep your office stocked and ready to go. Make sure that you have all the supplies that you need so you don’t have to stop what you are doing to go grab them. I also like to have my favorite teas and healthy snacks stocked so I have something to keep me fueled.  Now that you are ready to go, practice setting aside 2 hours a day for dedicated focus time.  It is amazing how much you can get done when you power through 2 hours of serious focused time without distractions.

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4. Set office hours that you will stick to. Just because you are working from home does not mean that you should work random hours. Or work all the time which I have been known to do…If you kind of work all the time, it isn’t dedicated or as focused.  Trust me, it is more fun when you can really dedicate the time to it versus being kind of paying attention to work and the family or other distractions at the same time.  This is a tough one for me but the experts say that you should come in at a set time each day and then leave at a set time.  I am laughing as I write that because that will definitely be a new discipline for me but I am willing to try!  If you have a family, it might be a good idea to keep a sign on the door with your office hours so that everyone in the house knows that your work time is off-limits. That will also serve as a visual reminder for you to keep on working 😉

5. Stay connected! Working from home does not mean you have to be isolated. Sometimes people will say they don’t like to work from home because they feel lonely or they miss the friendly banter with people at the office.  When we work from home, we need to work harder to create that.  Coffee dates and phone calls or quick walks outside can make a big difference.  Keeping in touch with your team on a regular basis can fulfill the personal touch we all need too.  All of these things will also help you remember that you are not alone on the job and keep you motivated.   There are so many advantages to working from home.  I love it and truly can’t imagine having to work in an office anymore but if you are new to this, there are some adjustments to make.  Whether you are new or not, I hope this article gave you some food for thought.  For all of you celebrating Thanksgiving this week, happiest of times with your family.  I am grateful for all of you and our community!

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P.S. I hope my tips on how to make a video are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on How to Find the Best Prospects! You also may enjoy this additional training about Success Secrets From Top Team Builders from Ray Higdon.

How to Stay Focused During the Holidays

How to Stay Focused During the Holidays!

We are about to enter the holiday season once again and with that comes a new round of being busier than ever. There just is never enough time to bake holiday cookies, attend the parties and buy all those last minute gifts for your friends and family plus do all of the work you normally have to do. Many of my team members that work from home always ask me about tips on how to stay focused at work during the holidays so that is what this week’s blog is going to be about! Here are 10 tips for staying focused on your work during the holiday season:

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How to Stay Focused and Relaxed.

1. REMAIN CALM. I know your to do list may seem overwhelming as your time seems to be shrinking. But don’t let your personal stress affect your work performance or diminish your productivity. Remember to take some time off from work to spend holiday time with family or even get a little shopping out of the way. That way you can have a chance to refresh yourself during the busy holiday season.

2. Make a to-do list. Even though it may seem overwhelming, it will give you a chance to clear your mind and focus on the most important things that need to be. I like to create one giant list then prioritize by importance. I also love using a website called Toodledo.  Highlight the tasks you must have completed by the time your family arrives in town to celebrate the holidays. Or, if you have tasks that MUST be done during those days, prioritize what needs to be done, set a time and goal. Do the most important things first!

Use a To Do list: How to Stay Focused

3. Make a daily plan. If you have a plan for each day of the holiday season, it will help you be more organized. Create a plan so that you can assign work tasks to each day, as well as holiday shopping and travel time. If you have children, it may be a good idea to also think of activities to keep the kids busy and occupied.  You won’t be able to get everything done, so make sure you are focused on the top 5 things that will really make a difference.  Don’t get bogged down in the busy work.  Focus on the “A” level activities.

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4. Get a jump on your to do list. Start working on all those year-end projects ahead of time. Even start your holiday shopping earlier than you did in the past. That way you can attend all of the holiday parties and family obligations later in the month, knowing that you have the time and that you are better organized.  Make sure you delegate too.  My husband always says I have learned the art of delegation.  Delegate with a smile and a please and thank you but make sure you are including the people who can help you with tasks.

5. Look out for distractions! They are everywhere during the busy holiday season. When you are setting aside time to work – do that! Let your family know that for the next 3 hours you are off limits.  Don’t get distracted by online shopping. That can wait until later. Remember, if you are trying to do too many things at once you will get overwhelmed. Sometimes going to a coffee shop or library can be helpful because there aren’t as many things to pull you away from productivity.  It can be a nice break in the day too.

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6. Create boundaries. If you set aside time to work, make sure that everyone in your family knows that it is your time and that you should not be disturbed unless it is an absolute emergency. Put your phone on silent so that you are not tempted to answer the phone. On the other hand, if you set aside time to spend with your children, parents or other loved ones – don’t get distracted by work! Family time is especially sacred during the holiday season and should be one of your major commitments.  Make sure to put the phone down during these times.  We are setting examples for our kids and loved ones.

7. Take care of yourself! Remember to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. Try to exercise more this holiday season – don’t let your to do list take away from your normal routine. Also sleep more, not less so you have the energy to deal with everything you have to do during the day. Finally, watch what you eat and drink. Everyone eats more sugary foods and alcoholic beverages during the holiday season, but remember those will impact your next day at work, both mentally and physically. This one is hard, I know! Often we get sick in January because of how much we “overdid” in December.  If we take better care of ourselves in December, we can usually avoid the January blahs.

8. Don’t over commit yourself. It is all right if you cannot make every holiday party or function. Your friends will forgive you! Just be sure to prioritize and balance your holiday activities with your work obligations. In the long run it is better to keep focused and maintain a good work-life balance.

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9. Remind yourself each morning to stay focused at work. Forget about all you have to do and focus on each day’s obligations. Make sure that when you are working, you are focused on the tasks that have to be done, and not thinking about what you have to do in the near future. I like to wake up with a cup of tea and look over my to do list. This really gets me in the right mindset for productivity. When you are at the actual holiday function then you can focus on the holidays and having fun!

10. Remember what the holiday season is about – celebration and spending time with friends and family! It is one of the happiest times of the year and does not have to be chaotic, even though there are lots of pulls for it to be that  – it is what we make of it!  Enjoy the simple things.  Your decorated house or your kids happy faces when they find the perfect gift, baking, the first snow, the way the light changes at night….  The list goes on and on.  I love the holidays and have learned over the years, that less is more.  We don’t have to make the 30 kinds of cookies we did when we were kids.  Think about your holiday traditions and continue to do the ones you only really love!

I truly hope these tips on how to stay focused will make this season less stressful. You got this. Follow these tips and I am confident you will focus on your work during the busy holiday season!  The holiday gatherings are a perfect place to share your products and business with lots of people that you don’t see all the time too.  Just be sure to ask questions, provoke curiosity so that they are actually asking you what you are up to!  Most of all, enjoy this precious time with your family and friends.

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P.S. I hope my tips on how to make a video are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on changing your daily routine to become a top earner! You also may enjoy this additional training about Success Secrets From Top Team Builders from Ray Higdon.

How and Why to Make a Video for Your MLM Business

Videos are a great way to build a network marketing team, however, I like most of us struggle to do them! Very few of us like seeing ourselves on camera and we try to make things “perfect”.  However, sometimes you just have to push past what makes you uncomfortable and do what will reach the widest audience. After all, the field of video marketing is not going anywhere but up.  It’s necessary if you want to generate more leads in a shorter period of time. In this week’s blog, I will provide a few simple tips for generating more leads from videos. I will also show you how to make a video that is engaging and share some tools I use that make the process easier.

Why Are Videos So Important to Your Business? Videos are great for 3 main reasons.

First, they are a great way to reach new prospects. You can share benefits of your business or the product you are selling in a more personal way.  Videos uploaded directly to Facebook have very high view and engagement rates, so you are more likely to reach potential leads by sharing a great video. You can also post your videos to Youtube which is the second most used search engine in the world. Creating great content will naturally bring interested prospects.  And it is like with anything, the more you do videos, the more consistent you are, the more great content you provide – the more people will find you.  Videos more than any other tool help us to be seen as an “expert”.

Make a Video to attract prospects

Second, videos are a great way for people to get to know you. You want to ATTRACT people to you. People will get a glimpse of your personality and your enthusiasm for your business. People actually feel like they know us when they watch us on videos. This is great because you may have team members all over the world and you may not be able to do individual video chats all the time. Video allows you to share your message and energy with thousands and thousands of people.

Third, and most importantly, videos are great training tools for your team. Remember, duplication is key. Any time a tool can be reshared with a new prospect, helps them start building their business faster = more money in your wallet and theirs.  Start creating a library of videos that your team can refer and can use to train people they get to join.

Everyone Can Make a Video…Yes, Even YOU!

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I wouldn’t consider myself “tech-y”, but even I have managed to create lots of videos! I am going to walk you through my video-making process and at the end, I want you to try making your own video!

First off,  you will need a way to record yourself! I like to use my laptop. My favorite recording tool is Screenflow because it allows you to record anything happening on your computer screen, as well as the audio.  This is extremely valuable because you can record live webinars or meetings you are hosting online. You can also record right from the camera on your laptop. Screenflow is a great option for PC and Mac users, but if you have a Mac, you can also use Photo Booth. You can also use your smart phone. Use what is natural and easy for you, otherwise it will become a chore. If you do use your iPhone, I would suggest investing in a mini tripod so the video is not shaky.

Pro tip: make sure you have a well lit room! Otherwise the video will look grainy.

The best videos are conversational. It may take you a few tries, but just talk how you would to a friend you met for coffee. Write down key points you want to discuss in the video, but don’t read a full script. If you do, you will sound robotic. Your quirky personality traits really make a video shine, which almost seems counter intuitive at first. Just be yourself! If you find yourself getting nervous, just remember, it’s just a video and it won’t bite you 😉 We are often more critical of ourselves, especially our appearance, but other people are watching to hear what you have to say. They aren’t focusing on your mascara or hair cut.  Believe me, we are our own worst critics!  I have taken 10 takes to do a simple little video and then finally got to the point, where I said enough!  Good enough not perfect is good enough!

Once you have recorded your video, you can post it on Youtube or Facebook. If you want to create a more advanced video, you can add a title page and audio using a video editing program, like iMovie for Mac. You can also pay $5-$25 on Fiverr and have a professional help you add that to the video for you. If your business is well established, I would suggest adding these elements.  Here is an example below of what I mean by a title page.

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By using these tips and tools, even I have created great videos. Although it was hard to get over my fear of technology and recording myself, I pushed through it and it was worth it. In the past few months, the traffic to my website has increased exponentially. Now I am challenging you! Make your first or a new video and post a link in the comments section!

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P.S. I hope my tips on how to make a video are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on changing your daily routine to become a top earner! You also may enjoy this additional training about Success Secrets From Top Team Builders from Ray Higdon.

How to Find the Best Prospects

How to Find the Best Prospects

Attracting better people is important for both your personal life and your professional life. And the way to do that is to improve yourself! You must learn how to grow if you want to find the best prospects.  A universal law is like attracts like.  And your business today is exactly where you are.  As  you grow, your business will keep up with you.

One of the best ways to improve yourself and become the best that you can be is to make sure that your valuable time is spent only with those that you think deserve it.  Do you think this person is   more successful and smarter than you?  This may not sound very nice but it is a business principle that works.  The saying in our business is to reach up.  It is easier to go the other way but if you want your business to grow faster and to be more solid, then reaching up is a good thing to do.  To do this, you must learn how to use a people filter to determine who deserves your time and who does not. Only decide to prospect those that will bring you up in the world and help you to grow. Self-development will help too, but nothing compares to how spending time with the right people will change and influence your life.  Have you heard the saying that we are the sum total of the 5 people we spend the most time with.  Who are you spending all your time with?  Who is influencing you?  Who do you let speak into your life?

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Spending time with the wrong people can have just as much of a negative effect on your life. For example, it is very important that you stay away from negative people because if you spend too much time with negative people, you will start to think like them. That will not help you grow, or achieve what you want from life. Negative people are miserable due to the way they think: they bring the misery upon themselves. They simply complain too much and focus only on their personal problems, which makes their lives even more miserable and hopeless.

It is also important to remember – you can’t change people! So if you want to find the best prospects, don’t waste your valuable time and only spend time with people that are worth it. It is more than okay to make a decision that this person is too negative or grumpy.  It is more than okay to say next.  We are in the sifting and sorting business.  The only person you can change is yourself. If you do that, then you will find that positive people are suddenly coming into your life!

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As entrepreneurs and network marketers, our time is very limited. It is important to use every second wisely and only spend time with people that are worth it because the biggest waste of time is to spend it with the wrong people. It is worse than scrolling for hours on Facebook or watching bad TV.  Wrong people do not just take time away from you; they also drain you mentally because they stress you out.

People Filter: Find the Best Prospect in 4 Steps

Using my people filter will help you find the best prospects. If you meet someone new, they should possess the traits listed below if you are going to spend time developing a relationship with them. Remember, it is OK to be picky when choosing whom you are going to spend your time with. Your time is actually your most valuable asset.  Use it wisely.  Here is a list of some traits they should possess:

1. Is the person a negative or positive person? Do they focus on problems or a solution to those problems? If they constantly complain or blame others for their own personal problems, they are not worth your time. Negative people will only drag you down into their black hole.

2. Is the person grateful for what he or she has? Most of us that are reading this blog have it better than 85% of the people in this world. We can eat when we are hungry and have shelter over our head. If a person does not display gratitude then he or she is most likely a negative person and just not worth your time.

3. Is the person a giver or taker? The most successful people are those that give and give. They are successful because they give so much that people love to work with them. It may not always seem like it, but it is true that the more you give, the more you will get back. People who just constantly take are never successful in the long term and are not worth your time.  I heard Tony Robbins say just last week – the secret to happiness is GIVING.

4. Does the person have integrity? Do they say what they mean and mean what they say? Integrity means one always tells the truth and never lies and is always consistent. It means that how they act in one situation is how they will act in all situations – no exceptions. If they lie or cheat to someone else, chances are they may lie or cheat you.  Have you heard the saying: How we do one thing is how we do everything?  Keep that in mind as you are making decisions too.

If a person does not have integrity then you can not trust them and they are just not worth your time.  If a person does not have the qualities outlined above they are not worth your investment. Remember you cannot change other people, you can only change yourself and one way to do so is to change the people you spend your valuable time with. By working on yourself, you will start to attract positive people into your life. I hope this helps you find the best prospects for your network marketing business! One great team member can really make a huge difference and one really bad team member can bring others down too.  Go for the great!  You deserve it!

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P.S. I hope these network marketing tips are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post Build Your Confidence in 10 Steps! You also may enjoy this additional training about Success Secrets From Top Team Builders from Ray Higdon.

My Top 5 Tips From Go Pro 2015 Last Week

What a great event we attended last week in Las Vegas.  The Go Pro 2015 event was the best yet.  I so appreciate that Eric and Marina Worre are hosting these events for our profession.  There isn’t anything else like it in the industry.  First class all the way and incredible training and inspiration from start to finish.
It was an honor to be one of the speakers at this event.  I was humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude.  To the point, that when I was practicing my presentation the day I was speaking, I burst into tears.  I mean really sobbing tears.  I think part of it was stage fright or as Bob Proctor said earlier that day, I was breaking through a terror barrier.  As our son pointed out, “Well, there were 8000 people out there.”  But mostly the tears were from just how incredibly grateful I am for what has come into my life because I said yes to Network Marketing almost 10 years ago and what I get to do in my life now.  Speaking at this event I consider a career milestone.   It never occurred to me that someday I would be on the same stage as Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor and Robert Kiyosaki.  All 3 have been mentors in my life and all 3 have such incredible wisdom to share.

So enough of that…  Here are my top 5 tips from Go Pro 2015.

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1.  The economy is actually helping us as a culture to embrace becoming entrepreneurs.  Think Uber, Air BnB and Shark Tank.  Eric Worre made this comment the first day and I keep thinking about it, because it is so true.  The world changes with the internet and what is possible today is helping so many of us think outside of the box and to be open to a new way of doing business.  Very grateful for that!
2.  We have two choices in our business.  We can attract leadership or we can develop leadership.  That’s it.  We have to become the leader in our town.  Remember to focus on the “one thing.”  We have a tendency to overcomplicate things.  Keep it simple.  It is what works and duplicates in our business.
3.  Prospecting is the answer to all problems.  It is true.  If something isn’t working, go out and sponsor someone new.  If you are stuck in management mode, go talk to a new prospect.   If your business isn’t where you want it to be, go sponsor someone new.  Prospecting is what keeps you fresh and your business thriving.  And your team will do what you do!  Leadership is everything!
4.  Robert Kiyosaki shared the biggest skill set of all time is managing YOU.  We have to learn how to manage our emotions and to get on with it.  People who stay stuck in their stories – stay stuck and honestly, waste a lot of time.  Successful people figure out what we need to do and do it quickly.    How can we lift other people up if we haven’t figured out how to lift ourselves up?  I loved how Robert said that “We are the role models for the rest of the world.”
Tony Robbins
5. Tony Robbins shared that we can change our “State” in a moment.  He talked about how to change our state, the place where we are emotionally by changing our physiology.  By changing what we are doing with our bodies.  We can change what we are focused on by moving our bodies.  Tony talked a lot about changing expectation to appreciation.  Just think what a difference that will make!  We will see what we look for.   Building our business becomes easy and fun when we are in a great state.  Tony encouraged us to be more real, to be ourselves.  Make it all come from the heart.   Bring the emotion you need to make it happen.  And I love how Tony talks about how the secret to living is giving!
6.  We approach people that in our business, you can be rich.  And what people really want is to be happy.  Let’s lead our business with you can be happier instead of making it all about the money.  Set the example that you can be happy with what you have, WHILE you pursue what you want in network marketing.
I had many more aha moments last week at Go Pro 2015, but let’s start with these.  Thank you to Eric and Marina Worre for all they do for us!
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P.S. I hope these network marketing tips are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on How to Make Money With Network Marketing Companies! You also may enjoy this additional training about Success Secrets From Top Team Builders from Ray Higdon.

How to Be Consistent in Five Steps

Consistency is Key

Learning how to be consistent is the best way to achieve long-term greatness in anything you do – from taking care of your health, your network marketing business or your relationships. However, learning how to be consistent is also the one thing that we humans have the most difficult time perfecting! It is most difficult when we are trying to improve something in our life. Unfortunately, we have no choice but to learn to be consistent in anything we do. In network marketing, consistency translates into making more money and creating the life you really want!

Here are just a few simple steps to learn if you want to improve an aspect in your life and become more consistent with anything you do. Set time aside for actions that will get you further in your career or your personal life. Those goals are definitely worth working on. The rewards are huge and you will never be disappointed. Here are five steps to learn how to be more consistent.

How to Be Consistent

5 Steps on the Road to Consistency

1. Remember to keep THE WHY you are trying to achieve your goals if you are going to stay connected to what you are doing. It is very important if you are going to have a clear compelling vision of what you’re trying to achieve and know why you want to. VISUALIZE the house you want, the car you wish to drive, the life you want for you and your family. This will fuel your fire. I am a big fan of dream boards.  I have a dream board for every major area of my life.  One of these days I am going to create a video showing you my dream boards that I created years ago and show you what has come true from those visions.

2. Do not make a generalized plan to “be more consistent.” It is important to pick your battles carefully. Just pick one or two things that you want to work on and stick with it. It is just a common fact that all of us have a limited capacity when it comes to will power and discipline. For example, a doctor or therapist will recommend that you don’t try to quit something like consuming sweets and drinking at the same time – otherwise you might fail at both. Instead, try to be more consistent with JUST ONE particular aspect of your life, like making more prospect phone calls. Setting specific goals will give you something to strive for. We just can’t achieve everything at once otherwise we will overwhelm ourselves.

3. It is important that you create space in your schedule to work on your goals. Stephen Covey, the highly regarded author of the best-selling “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” once said, “Don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities.” That distinction may be subtle, but it is also very important. If you are trying to make a specific activity or trait more consistent in your life, you have to build your whole life around it rather then trying to fit it in your normal daily schedule. For example, if you are trying to to build your network marketing business, it is important to set aside a few hours or more each day to do so.  None of us think we have enough time, yet we do find time for the most important things.  If you aren’t getting to something, it may be because you haven’t decided that it is really important to you.

How to Be Consistent with your schedule.

How to Be More Consistent

4. You have to improve your willpower and ignore your feelings. That is, you need to ignore that voice in your head that says: “I don’t feel like it!” Anytime you are trying to be consistent at something that is important to you, you will sometimes hear that little voice. You have to train yourself to overpower that voice in your head if you want to learn how to be consistent. You just cannot be consistent without improving your willpower and remembering that you have to practice whatever it is you are trying to improve over and over again, even if you don’t feel like it. It is also important to ignore the negative voices inside your head. You know, those voices that say: “I can’t do this,” or “I can’t seem to stick with this!” or “I’m too lazy!” Just keep working on it and you will get better. Remember, that it is okay if the changes are occurring slowly – it is impossible to be perfect at everything.  One of the biggest mistakes we make in our network marketing business is not giving it enough time – both short term time and long term time.  You have to carve out the time and decide it is unconditional.

5. Most important of all: be realistic – it takes time to practice! Keep in mind that you won’t start out always being consistent 100% of the time but that’s okay. Be kind to yourself! Don’t think that if you miss one workout or one day meeting prospects, that it was a waste. It is okay to fall off the wagon time and time again – everyone does. Just don’t think that because you fell off the wagon that you can’t catch up… you just need to run and catch up to it!  What is that old saying – “It isn’t about how many times you fall down.  It is about how many times you get back up!”

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P.S. I hope these network marketing tips are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on changing your daily routine to become a top earner! You also may enjoy this additional training about Success Secrets From Top Team Builders from Ray Higdon.

Online Leads: Are You Following Up?

Online Leads: It’s All in the Follow Up

Generating leads online can be a huge part of building your network marketing business today, but what happens once you have generated lots of amazing leads? What are you doing with the leads?  It’s all in the follow up. How you handle and nurture these budding relationships will be a huge indicator of your business’ success.  It is easy to do.  I cleaned up my desk area last night and came across a file with leads that never quite got attended to.  Anybody else have that stack or file?

When I first started in the network marketing industry, social media played a very small role. I did things the traditional way and was admittedly very resistant to adopt social media into my lead generation model. In fact, I went into Facebook kicking and screaming.  I just didn’t get it at first and my wonderful assistant, Anne at the time said “Hang in there for 6 months and you will wonder how you lived without it.”  Once I took the time to learn about the social media platforms, I realized what a HUGE asset they are. I have been able to reach a much larger audience and make connections all over the world.

So what’s the best way to follow up with online leads? In this blog post, I share my best tips for maintaining online leads. A large part of my business is building online and through trial and error, I have come up with a few pointers that will help you learn faster.

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First thing first….I would highly recommend reading my blog post on HOW to generate leads online. This will give you great insight into some best practices that will generate leads. As outlined in that blog post, the most important step is building rapport. If you want to reach out to online leads, get to know something about them. Spend time looking over their Facebook pages and posts to see what they are interested in. Pick something you both have in common and leave a nice comment or message.

Once you have made a connection, wait until the time is right and offer a tool, like a before and after image for example. Never just send a link. Sending just the link is aggressive and often a huge turn off. People are MUCH more inclined to listen to  you and engage with you and join you if the sale is softer.

Be genuine. Build a relationship and find out what their needs are so you can provide solutions. Get to know their “why”. The strongest team members are the ones who are passionate and motivated. Also, if you know what they need, you will know if your business is the right fit for them. When they have questions, you will have the right answers.

After they have had time to review and you have had some social rapport back and forth, reach out to them again, send another tool or a link this time. Using this softer and more personal approach works!

 

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Be Attentive to Your Online Leads!

Make yourself available and be personal. If your lead has a question, best to answer promptly. Check your social media accounts often. People may reach out in a number of ways and you want to make sure you know what they will be. You will build your team much quicker by being active online. If someone feels supported, he or she will be more likely work with you.  If you want to build a social media presence, it’s like anything – the consistency of the activities will make the difference.

One sure fire way to make sure you never miss a follow up is using an online calendar or online to do list.   I use Toodledo to schedule reminders to follow up with leads. You can include notes as well, so make sure you leave yourself as much information as you can. Then you will have everything you need for your next meeting.  The stats are most of us need to hear about something 5 to 7 times before we say yes and 80% of us give up after the first no or we don’t follow up and check in with them.

Keep this in mind: you never know what has changed in someone’s life that makes now a better time to see what you have to offer them.  Make it fun.  When you check in with them down the road, say things like “It’s your monthly call.  Just checking to see if you want to say yes to trying my products now…”  I have had people who realized that I really meant this and got a kick out of my follow-up and finally said yes.  You don’t want to be a pest but the truth is the vast majority of us never get close to being pests in our follow-up.

I hope this blog post helped you understand the importance of following up with online leads! Social media can be a great tool for your business. Now that you know what to do with all of your leads, you are right on track to building an amazing team.

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P.S. I hope these network marketing tips are of value to you. Here is another one of my favorite blog posts My Daily Routine for MLM SuccessIf you learned something in this article, share it on Facebook! Also, comment with your thoughts below.

Getting Started in Network Marketing

Learn how to get started in network marketing from the experts.

I was honored to be interviewed last month by legendary Ray Higdon – Network Marketing Top Earner and Coach. During our interview, I shared some of my best tips to help people who are getting started in the network marketing industry. By sharing my personal experiences, I hope I offered insight into the mlm world and how it is different from the work environment people experience in the corporate world. We also discussed the most important things you need to do when getting started in network marketing. Here are some of the highlights from our interview that I KNOW can make your business more successful!

Network Marketing Tips from the Pros!

The key to the network marketing business is consistency. I love the saying, “Consistent action over time will create extraordinary results.” The activities we have to do to build this business, they are simple. They’re not easy, but they are simple. If you just keep doing the activities and learn the skill set, sooner or later you will be successful in network marketing. The art of inviting, how to close, how to lead people to a decision, how to run a one-on-on, how to host a home party, how to create a following on Facebook and social media – these are skills you need to learn.

It’s like learning a language. The best way to learn a new language is to jump in and immerse yourself. In this industry, you don’t have to take a test. You don’t have to worry about getting ready to get ready. That’s one thing I see a lot of people do. They think they need to learn everything and study before they go out and talk to people. It’s ok to start talking to people literally minutes after you’ve just heard about it. You can say to the person, “I just came across this and I am really excited about this. Are you open to learning about it?”  And then point them to a tool.  Become a professional pointer of tools.

How consistent are you?

Be consistent. I encourage people to spend at least 5 to 10 hours a week working consistently. You need to be the employee you want to give the raise to; the one that you would never fire.  Would you hire you?  Would you give you a raise?  Coming in and out of your business is slow and a painful way to get this going.  Success loves speed.  Momentum happens when you give this bursts of energy and time.
For those who have about 10 people on their team so far…Do you have a running buddy yet? Find a good partner and work with them to help get them going. Then just keep talking to people. This is a sifting and sorting business. There are lots of people you will attract when you have a good product. There are a lot of people who you will attract that want to be customers. We all love our customers, and you are looking for the person who is asking the right questions. You are looking for a people person – someone that is a connector. You are looking for the person who says, “I get this. I am interested. I want to learn more about it!” It takes a handful of running buddies to get your business going. You may have to talk to 200 people to enroll 40 people. If you sponsor 40, the way the law of averages usually works, you will have your handful to run with.  You can change your lives and many others with that handful of partners.  It takes time to find your real running partners.

The Network Marketing Lifestyle…

Getting Started in Network Marketing with Kathleen Deggelman!
I truly love the lifestyle of network marketing. In the corporate world, you are trained to leave your personal life at home. In this industry the more personal and genuine you are, the more successful you will be. Last tip here:  Bring your personality to your network marketing business!

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P.S. I hope these network marketing tips are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on changing your daily routine to become a top earner! You also may enjoy this additional training about Success Secrets From Top Team Builders from Ray Higdon.