Why Network Marketing Now?

Why Network Marketing Now

If you’ve ever considered joining the world of network marketing, ask yourself the question: what has prevented you from doing so? Now might be a great time to make that commitment. Starting your own network marketing business can be one of the BEST uses of your time and money. The most successful members of networking marketing are the ones that know exactly why they’ve joined. Network marketing can have rough patches (like everything else in life!) if you don’t put forth the time and energy required to really build a business. You may be content with where you currently are, so what will your “why” be? Here are 11 reasons why joining a network marketing business can be the best decision you could make. Choose a couple of them to really wonder about and ask yourself the question if I keep doing what I am doing today, how will my life be different in 5 years?

 

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Financial Freedom: A big reason for joining network marketing is the potential for financial freedom for yourself. You have an opportunity to earn money part-time on the side of what you are already doing. And you will get paid wherever you are in the world. Sometimes that will be working your business, sometimes it will be when you are on vacation. In traditional business, once you leave the office, you don’t continue to make money. Network marketing allows you to work anywhere in the world and from home during the time you choose. And network marketing works 27/7 so you can take those vacations and still get paid.

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Create Wealth for Yourself: There’s a good chance that where you’re working now, that there is a ceiling on what you can earn. And often it is the big boys making the big money. One of the things I love about network marketing is there is no glass ceiling. There may be a cap on your companies compensation plan but it is usually very, very high. As employees, we are working 40+ hours per week and really we are helping to build up someone else’s wealth. Being a part of network marketing allows you to build, and keep, the wealth for yourself. It is YOUR business.

Increase your income

Increase Your Income Annually: Unless you’re a pro athlete, it can be quite difficult for someone to double their income at their job. In 2016, the average pay raise in the United States was 2.9%. With network marketing, YOU own the business and it can be a lot easier for you to double your customers leading to you doubling your income. Another thing I love about our industry is no two days, weeks or years are the same. It is never boring! And there is always the excitement of who or what is going to happen next. Let’s talk about Job Security: Most people stay at their current jobs for the job security it brings but with more mergers and automations, some jobs are becoming expendable, eliminating the job security many seek. Network marketing can be that extra security you may be looking for.

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Capitalize with the Internet: The internet changed the world and continues to change the world. Are you utilizing everything the internet has to offer? The internet has simplified network marketing by connecting you to a truly global audience. It has never been easier to reach so many people and you may regret not taking advantage of it. This is a great way for the “average person” to get to take advantage of what the internet has to offer. It has truly leveled the playing field for what is possible.

Population Places

Population Increase = Income Increase: The world’s population is growing and it’s growing quite quickly. There are currently 7.4 billion people on the planet with project growth hitting 9.9 billion by 2050. This boom in population will create issues for traditional businesses but it’s a great opportunity for network marketing.

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Recognition for Your Efforts: Unfortunately, recognition and appreciation for your efforts may pass you by at your job. Network marketing creates a community full of people that not only want you to succeed, as it benefits them, but they also encourage it. We have great cheerleading skills in this business! You will get and can expect regular appreciation for the effort you put in.

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How Long Do You Want to Work?: This may seem like a simple answer. Some people will graduate from university with thousands of dollars of debt and then move towards obtaining employment, earn a living and retire in 35 to 40 years. An alternate route to take is by building your own business through network marketing and giving you the opportunity to retire much sooner. It is possible!

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The Company You Keep: Like attracts like and network marketing has the ability to attract the best people they need and as you surround yourself with the best, this new work environment will influence how you operate. People love the community they find with their NM business.

Personal Development Rewards Milestones

A Rewarding Life: Network marketing provides the opportunity for your own personal development. This actually is the very best part of all of it. You will step into new and bigger shoes as you develop your business. Your business will grow as you do. It is that simple. To be successful, you will need to help those around you and your team be successful. It is a rewarding experience to see other people grow themselves and become better people.

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Smaller Job Markets: As technology keeps making things easier for companies to downsize and e-commerce eliminating the need for things that used to be standard (ie. office space), the number of available jobs actually begins to get smaller. And with the population increases mention earlier, it won’t get any easier so why not create your job and no longer be afraid of being downsized? Network marketing makes a great plan B!

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The Tax Benefits: If you have a business that you operate from your home, you can be entitled to all sorts of tax deductible expenses. Your office space, car, cell phone, and meals for business are great tax write-offs. As a network marketer, you will be able to utilize some of the same tax breaks that typically the affluent get to enjoy. (Do check with your accountant for what you can deduct and what records you need to keep. You are a business owner now so you have to follow the rules.)

These are just some of the many ways that Network Marketing can be beneficial to your career path. If you were on the fence before, hopefully, this will help you to join the networking marketing business that works for you. Best of luck to you on your new journey!

 

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Network Marketing Tip: 6 Secrets from MLM Pros

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The more time you spend in your career, the better you will get at it. If you want to build your network, you need to identity the top network marketing earners and study what they do. I have had the pleasure of having several amazing network marketing coaches in the last year. Each one taught me something new that helped me accelerate my business. This week I was inspired to share the six best network marketing secrets I learned from the pros!

6 Network Marketing Tips That Will Help Build Your Business

1. Share what duplicates.

In the network marketing world, duplication is everything. Focus on finding 2 or 3 strategies for generating quality leads. Can this strategy be easily replicated? If so, then you are on the right track. Once you have processes that work, it is easy to share them with your team and help them advance quickly. It will also make training and continued education much easier for you!  The saying isn’t what works, it is what duplicates.  You may have a very nifty way to build your business and maybe you do it behind the scenes, but the absolute key is to share strategies that EVERYONE can do.  If everyone can’t do, then be very careful about over promoting it within your team.

 

2. Understand WHY you are in the MLM industry.

To be successful you absolutely need to be motivated. You also need to be able to inspire your team. Take the time to understand WHY it is you decided to get into network marketing and what you want your business to do for you and your family.  Make it personal.  Dream about it.  Create dream boards with your why and place them around the house.  If that “why” is not strong enough, it won’t push you to success.  The saying is your vision needs to pull you forward.  There will be ups and downs but if your why is big enough, you will survive and thrive.  It takes time to build a network marketing business.  Usually much longer than people realize.  My WHY is to help lots of people all around the world with better financial health and to create our own financial independence.  And to take dream trips all around the world!

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3. Earners are learners.

Always keep learning! The minute you stop keeping up with MLM news, strategies, team meetings, etc., you will lose your competitive edge. Just remember, there are other people out there who are just as hungry as you are, if not hungrier.  Stay one step ahead by knowing the best and most innovative ways to build your business.  And even more important than that is you staying inspired.  There are two BEST ways to do this:  always attend events and read 15 minutes from a positive book that inspired you.  Your job is to stay motivated and excited about what you have to offer.  Events ALWAYS rev me up and reading great books also make me feel like I can conquer the world.

 

4. Don’t rely only your warm market.

Let’s face it. It’s easier to focus on people in your immediate network to build your business. However, if you want to scale your business up, this is not a long lasting technique. Start thinking of innovative ways to find leads that can be replicated. For example, go to your town or county’s small business owners meet ups. That is a great place to find driven entrepreneurs. In the past few years, social media has been a great place to find new demographics and to connect with people that you never would have met before.  Think ambitious.  Motivated.  Self-starter types!  I love talking to small business owners because they already have jumped through a lot of the hoops we expect people new to network marketing to jump through.  Business owners already get the value in a partner and are looking for extra ways to earn income.

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5. Get social.

Social media has totally changed the network marketing game. Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter allow you to build teams all over the world without leaving the house! I am able to build and support my team and team culture using Facebook! Social media sites also allow you to communicate easily. It is hard to imagine even what it was like 5 years ago.  My team uses a Facebook group page where we can all share tips, success, photos and documents.  If you have a global platform with your company, you owe it to yourself to understand and take advantage of what Facebook has to offer.  If you want to really learn this, take advantage of my good friend, Jessica Higdon’s training.  Here is a link to several  videos that Jessica recently created.  Jessica always over delivers and has proven strategies for using social media to building a bigger, better business.  https://gv964.isrefer.com/go/smrf-sales/kathdegg/

 

6. Be determined.

Building a network marketing business doesn’t happen over night. It will take time. It will take perseverance. You will hear  a lot of “no’s”, but you can’t let that deter you! If you can keep learning, testing out what works and what doesn’t while having a positive attitude you will go far in this industry.  I love that we get to earn and learn at the same time in our business.  Quitters will always not get what they want!  The fastest way to not get what you want is to give up.  You have to have the tenacity to ride the wave.  Enjoy the ride!  A couple of years ago, there were some leaders in my business that were so frustrated with where their businesses were and then  my company launched a new product that went viral and everything changed for them.  What if they had quit?  What if they didn’t have the long term vision you need to stay the course?  They would have totally missed out on the best financial gain of their lives.  It isn’t easy to stay in the game, but I can promise you, it is worth it!

 

These secret network marketing tips are now yours to share with your team! I hope that they can help you build your business. Do you have a secret tip you want to share? Post it in the comments below!

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Why You Should Get Into Network Marketing

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Wondering if the network marketing life is for you? In this blog post I am going to tell why I think you should consider a career in network marketing. I never ever thought that I would have a full blown career in this industry, but it has changed my life and I know it can change yours too.  Most people do this on the side, at least until it becomes a big business, so don’t think this has to interfere with what you are already doing.  You do this in addition to what you are doing now.  Jim Rohn always said what you do in your full-time pays your bills and what you do in your part-time, makes your fortune!  I have definitely found that to be true.

5 Reasons You Should Get Into Network Marketing

1. Flexible Schedule

Are you tired of working the same 9 to 5?  Working for myself has allowed me to have a great work/life balance. I design a schedule that works for me. This gives me more time to spend with my family and friends.  This is the number one best reason I love network marketing.  I worked in corporate America for over 20 years.  I understand the Monday through Friday schedule.  I LOVE that I now choose where and when I work.

2. Increase Your Income

With most jobs, you only get raises in small increments. It is really hard to substantially increase your net income. Your network marketing business knows no limits! You can build your business as large as you want, allowing you to making thousands, even millions a year.  Most of us are struggling in the world we live in today and most of us need to supplement our traditional incomes with something else.  Network Marketing is a GREAT way to supplement your income and you learn as you go.  This is big-time on the job training.  You can earn while you learn!

3. Job Security

If you pick the right company to work with, you will always have a wonderful product and thriving business. You will never have to worry about being laid off. You will also never get fired. Imagine never having to stress about the security of your job!  Because this isn’t a job.  You aren’t an employee.  YOU are the business owner.  So many of us really and truly want to become entrepreneurs and I know of no other vehicle better than Network Marketing to become that entrepreneur you dream about.  And I might add, with very small and minimal risk and capital.

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4. Travel the World

I am constantly traveling for my job…and I love it! Many of the trips I take are to meet with my teams around the world and then there are the incentive and reward trips!  Like we just got back from a first class trip to Switzerland!  Gorgeous place and I can’t wait to go back.   On a very regular basis, I get to meet and get to know people from all over the world.  I love experiencing new places and new cultures and new foods! Many of my trips are completely PAID for.  If you have always wanted to travel, this is a fantastic industry to get into.

5. Have a Happy Retirement

Do have a retirement plan? Most people don’t. And most of us stress a great deal about the lack in our retirement plans or the lack of funds at the end of every month.  Don’t you think it is time to change that?  What would you rather do – learn to live on less OR make more money so you can have the lifestyle you want and have money left over to share and do good things with?  After 10 years of working in the network marketing industry, I can say I have secured my retirement. Creating residual income streams will allow you to retire happy and enjoy life!

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Network marketing has absolutely changed my life. I never imagined I would have a career I love that lets me spend more time with my family, travel the world and make more money. Don’t misunderstand me.  This is work and there are ups and downs but I have never had a better investment return than the time, energy and money I have invested in my network marketing career.  If you are interested in a network marketing career, email me at kathleen@deggelman.com and I would be happy to give you some advice! Enjoy the lazy days of summer!  Off to go kayaking…

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Can a Penny Make You Rich?

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Here is one of my all time favorite blog posts. Please enjoy while I am on vacation with family and friends!

Income for Life… from a penny?

I hope you grasp the concept I’m about to share. Have you heard the story of the penny doubled? It starts with this question:

If someone were to offer you a choice to A) Receive a single PENNY today, and your money will double every day for the next thirty days, or B) Receive one MILLION dollars cash today, which would you choose?

For most, the immediate reaction is to take the million dollars. One penny? No thanks. One million dollars? Yes please! Upon a closer look and some simple mathematics, though, we see a different picture…

This table shows you how a penny can create income for life:

Penny Doubled

The penny doubled is actually worth FIVE times the quick million. If you focus only on your immediate results, no doubt you will be disappointed for the first few weeks with your slowly doubling penny. Something magical happens as you approach the three-week mark, though. Your penny has become thousands, and now those thousands are doubling to become millions! If you had the opportunity for compounding results like this, might you have income for life? You bet.

Direct selling works a lot like this. Your first commission check may be enough to treat yourself and a friend to dinner and a movie. Give it consistent effort and stick with it, though, and before long you will experience that magic moment where your business takes on momentum. This is where direct selling becomes a vehicle – not just for extra cash on the side – but possibly for true wealth and residual income. Imagine if you gave up your doubling pennies on Day 17 because you weren’t seeing the big bucks yet!

Because of the doubling penny principle in network marketing, in just shy of two years I went from zero to extraordinary income.  It’s not magic. It’s the power of the direct selling business model.  Bet you never look at that penny on the street the same way again!

For more insights on what it takes to be successful and how to create significant income in direct selling, check out my training “How to Become a Network Marketing Rock Star” on my website, kathleendeggelman.com.

What do you think about the power of a penny doubled? Share your insights below!

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How to Successfully Work With Long Distance Team Members

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If you want to build a BIG business in the network marketing world, you need to have a huge team. That means building teams all over the country and all over the world. There is truly only so many people we can bring on board in our immediate markets, so mastering the art of long distance team management is one sure fire way to accelerate your mlm business. However, working with people from every corner of the world has its challenges. Here are my best tips for successfully working with long distance team members.

 

Set Up Regular Check Ins

Setting up regular check ins with my team has been extremely helpful. A lack of communication in your business is going to cause major problems and will not make you more money. I like to give my regular check ins a set structure. We make a list of tasks, goals and objectives that we discuss during our phone calls. Then the following week, we go over that list and make new tasks and goals. This prevents things from falling through the cracks and gives your team the moral support and guidance they needs as they build their network marketing business.

 

Provide the Right Tools

 

Long Distance Team

Since you cannot be there in person to physically provide materials or advice, build a digital library of tools that can be easily shared. This will make your job SO MUCH EASIER. The more replication you can produce the better. That is key to building quickly.  Your team is going to do what you do, not what you say.  However you share the products and opportunity, always remember your prospect is thinking “So this is what I need to do.”  The easier and quicker you make it the more people will also think “I can do this!”.  That is why a digital library of tools for easy reference is so important!   If every time you reach out to a prospect you have to search on what to send and where is that link, etc…  Well, you can see how that would break down pretty quickly.  Very important to remember you are just the messenger of the tools, not the message itself.   Think about what this means – you are delivering the message meaning the tool, not the actual message.  For example, your prospect wants to know about the comp plan.  You deliver the tool – a quick overview of your company’s compensation plan and then answer questions after they have watched.  Think about how much faster that is that you being the one to share over and over again what the actual compensation plan is.  You have to think speed and efficiency.

 

Video Chat Regularly

It’s 2016, time to get hip with technology! I love using Google Hangouts and Skype to meet with my long distance team members. I am also checking out Zoom now.  It’s so much more personal than a phone call and you can learn a lot more about their personality by seeing their expressions.  What’s app is a great app that works really for long distance communications too.   You can also record your video chats with your team and share them with teams in other locations.  Again, regular communication is key.  We are building relationships and even though we can’t see our long distance friends and teammates all the time in person, these tools will help them feel like you have seen them!

 

Encourage Your Team to Attend Events

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The phrase in our business we say over and over again is that “We build our business from event to event.”  Events are the BEST way to build belief in yourself, your business opportunity and the profession.  And they are also great for team building and building rapport with each other.  Events are a great opportunity to spend time with your long distance team.  Going to your company and team events is one of the single best investments you can make!  You need to become an incredible promoter of the events.   Events build the community, culture and passion for your company.  Events are the best way to be sure your team is constantly learning.

See you at the next event!  Have fun with building your business all over the world. There is nothing like travel to broaden your broaden your perspective and to feed your soul!  One of my favorite things about our profession is the places I have been to and the friendships I have met!  Here is to your world travels and world teammates!

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P.S. I hope my tips on successfully working with a long distance team are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on How to Stay Persistent and Reach Your Goals.

The Prosperity Game: Make Your Money Work For You

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Many of us have been told to save money ever since we were young children. I am here to remind you of just how important that is! For some of us who struggle living paycheck to paycheck, saving and investing may seem impossible, but even putting aside a small amount each month is worth it in the long run. Everyone has to start somewhere, and if you continue to save and work hard, your financial situation is bound to improve! Saving money, investing and living within our means is crucial for a variety of important reasons. In this post I will share some of my best financial advice and tools like the Prosperity Game.  I have been playing this “game” for 10 years and I can tell you it is amazing, fun and fulfilling!

It’s Time To Save and Invest!

Having a savings gives you peace of mind. Think of it as a “uh-oh!” fund. By having savings, you will be covered if your car breaks down, your cat or dog needs an emergency surgery, or something else comes up. As you accumulate savings, you will find that your financial worries diminish. That will allow you to sleep better at night, and who does not want that?

Savings also gives you options. The more money you have saved, the more you can control your own destiny. If you diligently work and save, you can invest more into your own business, or make the down payment on a house. Knowing that you have options because of money you have saved and invested will give you even more peace of mind.

The more you save, the easier it becomes to accumulate additional savings. That is because you can start to invest some of those savings into places that will work for you, like a tax-advantaged retirement account, such as a 401(k). The earlier you start, the more time a small amount of money has to grow large through the miracle of compounding. Over time, you will need to work less and your money will work for you more and more. Eventually we all want to retire want? If you play the money game well, the game of investing and saving and living within your means, you will be able to retire well!

The Prosperity Game

Therefore I propose that we play a game to help you get into a great place of abundance about money. Most of us live in scarcity about money even when we have some or enough, most of us live in fear or lack about money.  This game will help you change that.  It has worked for me in so many ways!  I call it The Prosperity Game! Every day you must “imagine” that you have just deposited the day’s amount (start with $10,000 and add $10,000 every day) and now you get to (have to) spend or withdraw all of it. Do this for 30 days and see what a difference it makes to your money mindset! Record what you are spending the money on in a journal. This becomes fun and it is a challenge too.  Very quickly, you will be taking care of , guiding and spending great deals of money.  For example, on Day 1 you deposit $10,000, while on Day 2 you deposit $20,000 which results in a cumulative total of $30,000. By Day 30 you will have saved, invested, or spent $4,650,000! You could choose to spend the money all at once on one thing or on many things.    You could pay off your credit card debt or to pay a down mortgage, or something as fun as new clothes, or a trip of a lifetime or you could continue to save that money. Every day you start over in your journal with the new amount.  

I have been playing this game for TEN YEARS.  I am up to spending and guiding and investing over $9 million dollars now every time I play the game.  Imagine what that would do for your money mindset and to help move you to a place of abundance.  Have fun playing the game and take on getting smarter about your money:  how you can earn more and invest more are two keys that will change your life!

Share this free tool with your team!

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Network Marketing Tip: Create a Vision Board!

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Are you confused about what to do next in your personal life or business? A vision board is a great way to plan your future. A vision board can be an extremely powerful tool to manifest the goals you desire. You wouldn’t even believe some of the things that have come true that started out as an image on my vision board!  A vision board is made up of a variety of images, words and ideas. But it is much more than that! It also contains what excites and inspires you and sets out a blueprint for what you most desire in your future. In this post, I am going to dive deep into the power of the vision board and how it can help you become successful in business and life!  I remember the first vision board (I call them dream boards too!) I created years ago, I thought the exercise was fun but wasn’t sure I really believed or understood them.  I absolutely love my dream boards now and have created travel size versions so I can always take them with me.  Sitting with a cup of tea and reviewing my dream boards have become part of my almost daily ritual.  They quickly take me to my happy place!

The vision board’s power comes from the act of intentionally creating something to be a visual representation of everything you want to have or do in your life. If you hang the vision board on your wall or next to your computer or on your bathroom mirror, it will become a daily reminder to help you achieve your goals. By surrounding yourself with images of who you want to be, who you want to be with, what your house looks like, what your business is made up of and where you want to travel with – essentially, what you want your best life to look like.  You will find that by reviewing the dream boards regularly that your energy will change about your business goals and your lifestyle dreams.  Suddenly, you will find it easier to focus on those goals and truly achieve what you desire. The tactile process of creating your vision board – choosing images, cutting them out and gluing them on the board will cause your brain to work in a totally new way and spark your creativity.

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A vision board can be used for many things. It can be used to help you design what you want your business to look like. The vision board can be used to visualize the person you want to become to run a successful business. In summary, the vision board can be used to plan out your dream life. Are you interested in creating your own vision board now? Here is a step-by-step process to create a powerful vision board to support your dream business:

1. Define: First you have to decide if you want to create a vision board for every aspect of your life (business goals, brand goals, personal goals, travel goals, dream house, etc.) or just one aspect. Next, think about what you want to create. Do not be afraid to think about details. What would every aspect of your dream life look like? What would you wear? Where would you live? What would your office look like? Where would you work from?

2. Choose a base: Once you know what you truly want, you can start gathering the images together to create your vision board. First, gather up the base. I recommend using poster board, a cork board (if you use push pins you can continue to add, subtract and rearrange components or journals/sketchbooks. If you want to create a virtual board, you can use Pinterest.

3. Collect images: Once you have chosen your base, you can start collecting images. The best way to start is to gather together some of your favorite magazines and start cutting out anything and everything that appeals to you. Don’t censor yourself or spend too much time questioning your desires. Just choose everything that appeals to you! You can also tear out pages of typography with words, quotes or phrases that speak to you. Do not be afraid to go beyond tangible items – search for images that represent more abstract goals like creativity, freedom and flow. You can also go beyond pictures and add jewelry, napkins, cards and anything else that strike your fancy.

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4. Curate: Once you have gathered together images and words, it is time to put them together on your vision board to make a cohesive vision. Start out by choosing those images, words or items that speak to you very clearly and eliminate what no longer seems to fit. Often times, we feel pressure to want certain things – a large home, a fancy come, a substantial income. The vision board is great because it helps us determine what we actually want, deep down. When choosing words, pull out those terms that describe the way you want to be in your business and your life.

5. Display: Once you have finished creating your vision board, make space so that you can easily see it. Part of the power of the vision board comes from viewing them regularly, both consciously and subconsciously. I keep my portable travel vision boards tucked inside my journal and before I start my spiritual practice, I spend a few minutes going over my dream boards.  Truly takes me to a happy and creative place right away!  I am not kidding when I say I LOVE my vision boards!

6. Review: Be sure to look at your vision board regularly.  Pay attention to what emotions come up for you. Is there anything that makes you feel some resistance? Are you afraid of any of the images that you chose? Is there anything there that feels like it is something you “should be doing” rather than what you truly desire? What do those feelings tell you about yourself, your life and your business?  You can always edit or make a new one.  This is not something that is done once.  I have done many vision boards now over the last 12 years.  I am looking forward to updating my business dream board in a week or so during my annual favorite week of the year trip to Mendocino.

To recap: Review and update your vision boards frequently. Constantly stay on the lookout for new images, better words, new inspiration, and more tangible representations of what you want. Although they may be just one aspect of your planning for your business and life, they can be a very important part of it energetically and creatively. The more specific and emotionally moving the board is for you, the more of an impact it will have on your life and your business!  I keep my past vision boards too because it is so fun to look back and see all the wonderful things that have come into my life that started as something I cut out from a magazine and then it took on a life of its own on one of my vision boards.  Someday I will share with you the pictures of the kids and the man I wanted to meet.  I had these great pictures on my vision boards for several years before I met Mark and the kids and guess what?  It all came true!  This is such a fun and creative process and it gives you a wonderful chance to truly put the law of attraction to work for you!

Have fun with this!  I would love to see your vision boards and your comments below.

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P.S. I hope my tips on creating a vision board are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on How to Stay Persistent and Reach Your Goals.

How to Stay Persistent and Reach Your Goals!

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At the end of the day, the most successful individuals are those that keep on trying, even when it seems like there is nothing left to fight for. The ability to persist longer than anyone else is the one quality that will guarantee great success in life! Now apply this same idea to building your network marketing business. If you keep working hard and stay persistent, your business will blossom. Here are 18 tips to help you stay persistent and reach your business goals!

1. Start each day by visualizing your goals. Remember you are the director of your life’s movie and your imagination is your preview for everything you will achieve. Try to “see” your goals as if they already exist. Doing so will activate all of your available mental powers and help you attain your goals.  If you are new to this, you may be a bit uncomfortable with this – it works!

2. Do not be afraid to unlock your potential. You have the ability to achieve anything you put your mind to. Just look at everything you have achieved so far. That was just the preparation for everything you will accomplish in the future. Decide to be uncomfortable with the status quo and to really go after what you want in your life.

3. Take charge. It is you who are responsible for whatever you achieve today, tomorrow and months down the road. You are responsible for everything you think, say and do and for everything you will become in the future. You must stop making excuses and blaming others for your failures. Instead, know it is up to you and work on your goals each and every day.  A mentor taught me years ago to not get caught up in our “stories”.  What are you telling yourself about your abilities and about how successful you can be?

Stay persistent!

4. Create your future. Refuse to accept that there are limitations on what you can do, be or have in the months and years ahead. Continually think about and plan your future. You will find the resources to create any life that you desire.  It is amazing what will appear if you stay committed and on course.  I know now that what I think about I attract.  What is I ask for usually shows up in one way or another, sooner or later.  And what I can measure and track, I can change.

5. Clarify your values. If you are going to set goals you need to think about what is the MOST important to you. It is your innermost values that define you as a person. Do not change or stray away from what you feel is right for you.

6. Really think about your beliefs. Those beliefs include what you think about your own abilities and about the world around you. What you believe you can achieve.  Knowing this in your heart of hearts will have more of an impact on your feelings and actions than any other factor.  I knew I could be successful in network marketing.  I just knew it! And I went to work and I did the work.

7. Next define your true goals. This will help you stay persistent. It is up to you to decide what you want to accomplish with your life. Clarity is essential for happiness and living up to your true potential. With that you can find a central purpose to build your life around. Try to find one single goal that will help you achieve all of your other goals.  I am a huge believer in setting goals and writing them down.  And reviewing them at least quarterly!  And don’t worry if they are a moving target meaning you don’t achieve all your goals in the timeframe you thought you would.  That is normal!

Stay persistent!

8. Do not be afraid to start from the beginning. Determine you exact situation and be both honest and realistic when you are thinking about what you want to accomplish in the future.  I have heard that most of us over estimate what we can get done in a year but very much underestimate what we can get done in 5 years.  Think bigger picture and longer term.  One of the biggest mistakes network marketers make is not giving their business enough time in terms of the time spent each week and the time spent working it before they give in or up.

9. Do something new every day. That is the best way to get started toward achieving your goals because it will allow you to make new moves and a momentum towards success.  We have to keep growing and learning.  I have a list of websites that I follow and when I need some inspiration, I go look at their websites to see what is new and different.  Being able to learn new skills and change it up is what keeps our businesses interesting and fun.  I love that no two days are alike and you never know what is going to happen today!

Stay Persistent and Grow Your Business!

10. Be sure to keep track of your progress. That will help you assess how well you are doing and aid you in making the necessary adjustments to assure that you are on track to completing your goals. Stay persistent!  I keep track of my business stats and volumes in an excel spreadsheet and once a month at least I update it.  This way I am aware of the metrics in my business.  If you aren’t in to numbers, you can still do this because this information is much more than just numbers.  It is the trends in your busines…

11. Unlock your creativity. Everyone has the ability to be creative and solve problems. If you are not meeting your goal, do not be afraid to come up with a new and better way than what you are currently doing. Anyone can tap into their intelligence to overcome any obstacle and achieve their goals.  People do so all the time.  Everyone has their moments where they feel like they are beating their head against the wall but that is just part of the journey to success.

12. Eliminate all obstacles. Your success boils down to your ability to solve problems and remove obstacles that stand in the way of your goal. Although you may make mistakes at times, if you just keep trying you will achieve your goals.  Don’t let the naysayers get to you.  Don’t let something that isn’t that important to you stand in the way of something that is very important to you!

13. Become an expert at what you do. You have within you the ability to be one of the best in your field. There are no excuses. All you have to do is put your mind to it, study, learn and never stop working until you get there. Only then can you join the top 10% in our field or any field.  People get hung up on the word “expert”.  You don’t have to have a degree in something to be considered an expert – if you know more than the person you are talking to about network marketing and you provide value on a consistent basis,  you will be seen as an expert.

14. Activate your super conscious mind. You have the power within you and around you to bring about everything and anything you could ever want.  Visualizing your success is key.  What do you think professional athletes or olympic athletes do before a big event?  Also, if you regularly take the time to tap into your peers you will find that they offer an amazing source of ideas and aid to achieve your goals.

15. Be sure to associate with the right people. The choices you make in regards to the people whom you live, work and socialize with will affect your success. You should only associate with people that you actually like, respect and admire. If you want to be a successful and good person, you should only associate with others who strive to be the best.  We are the sum total of the 5 people we spend the most time with.  Who are the 5 people you spend the most time with? Are they pulling you up and lifting you up or dragging you down?

16. Do not procrastinate, stay persistent! Learn how to manage your time well and to double and triple your productivity. To do this learn and practice proven time management principles. I love the book The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard.  Do not get distracted by trivial matters and always set priorities before you begin.

17. At the end of each day, take a moment to review and reevaluate your goals and objectives. Make sure you are on track and that you are still working on the things that are most important to you. Be ready to adapt your plan, as it is needed.  Celebrate at the end of the day by focusing on what you did get done and what you moved forward.  Don’t look at the never ending to do list and feel frustrated for what you didn’t get done.   I have a process where at the beginning of the week I write out the top 5 things to get done that week.  I will get a lot of other things done too but if by Thursday, I haven’t gotten the top 5 things done then I focus much more on those.  It is so easy to be busy and to get distracted and not get to the most important things!

18. Remain flexible and roll with the punches. Keep your goals in mind, but do not be afraid to try an alternative way of meeting them. Who knows – there may be a solution that is newer, better, faster and cheaper. If something is not working, be willing to try a different approach.

I hope these tips help you as you build your business!  Being consistent and persistent with your goals and your daily activities is going to get you where you want to go.  When people ask me what is my secret, my answer is I am very good at being consistent.  It almost sounds easy.  It isn’t as most of us but we can create better habits that move us forward.  Hope you have enjoyed these tips!  See you at the top!

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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!

8 Ways to Grow Your Prospect List

Grow Your Prospect List

One of the most stressful parts of starting your network marketing business is finding prospects. When you first start out, you lean on your close friends and family. Then you start reaching out to that old classmate from college or your yoga teacher. But what happens when you feel like your personal network run out and you need more customers and teammates? I have put together a list of 8 ways to grow your prospect list that have helped me reach diamond status in the network marketing industry.

Grow Your Prospect List

1. Join Local Meetup Groups.

This is a great way to meet new people that are not in your normal circle. One tool that I find extremely useful is Meetup.com. You can find hundreds of different groups to join! I suggest finding groups that make sense for the product you are selling and groups that you are genuinely interested in being a part of.  If you are selling health and beauty products, I would consider joining groups geared towards women, health and entrepreneurship.
2. Attend Success seminars and Personal Development workshops.

Want to find go-getters to grow your business quickly? Success seminars and workshops are a great place to find like-minded people who are willing to put in hard work. Events related to mindset and personal development are the best.  I have attended many over the years and have learned a great deal each time.  And the network you will connect with can change your life!  It did mine.
3. Join Investment Clubs (think gold, stock and real estate).

Gold, stock and real estate clubs are wonderful places to meet prospects who understand the value of investment and opportunities.  They are there to better their lives financially.  They will be more likely to understand the network marketing model.  You are looking for people who are open – this is a great venue to reach more people who are looking.

4. Attend Networking Events.

Mixers. Meet-and-greets. Cocktail parties. Network events can be fun and profitable! Grab a stack of business cards and spend as much time as you can just chatting with people. Don’t sell them right away, just start building a relationship with them with a great conversation. Be sure to get their contact information and you can reach out to them at the appropriate time.  We are in the relationship business.  Build relationships and provide value – it will come back to you!

Grow Your Prospect List!

5. Attend Trade Shows and even host a booth or a table at a Trade Show.

Trade shows are a great way to build your contact list.  Again, go to or host at trade shows that make sense for what you are offering.  There is a trade show for just about everything today.  At a trade show you will have a lot of people coming up to your booth to see what you have to offer.  If your product or service demonstrates well, all the better.  Be sure to collect business cards or have the guests sign in to a list so you can follow up with them afterwards. There is a great side benefit to trade shows too.  You will tell your story and your product benefits over and over again!  Guess what happens?  It builds your confidence.  It builds the confidence of your teammates with you too!  By the end of the show, you will feel so much more comfortable sharing what you have to offer.  Need add tool in there.? 

6. Attend Wealth Building Seminars.

It is great to grow your prospect list by finding people who want to make money! Wealth building seminars are perfect. Do a quick Google search and you will find what is coming to your area. Pro tip: Most events will have a Twitter account. Look at the list of their Twitter followers and you have an instant list of prospects to reach out to online.  (Don’t spam people.  We are building relationships right?)
7. Join your local Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber of Commerce is a great way to get involved with people who are already running successful businesses.  They already get business and entrepreneurship.  My favorite prospect is a business owner who is looking for another business.  There will definitely be people here looking for ways to make extra revenue.

8. Get involved with a Non-Profit Organization.

Choose a non-profit that you can become passionate about.  People will gravitate towards that enthusiasm.  You will be building your sphere of influence, building your prospect list AND doing good in the world at the same time.  If you have been blessed, always a great thing to become a blessing.  It isn’t what we get in this life, it is what we give that matters.  I have been involved in some extraordinary organizations over the years and love that through our profession, we get to do A LOT of good in the world.

 

Here is another quick tip.  Remember CCIC.

CCIC stands for Comment. Compliment. Introduce myself. Find something in common. To grow your prospect list, you will need to build up your social skills. I like this acronym because it really helps when I am meeting people I don’t know. Starting a conversation with someone with a comment is just a great way to be in the world and you never know who you  might be connecting with.  People LOVE compliments!  Make sure you introduce yourself and remember the the last ‘c’ and make a note of to find something in common, too.  When you reach out to that prospect again, you will have an ice breaker!

P.s. Here is a pdf version of this list to share with your team!  Enjoy the weekend.  I am looking forward to the Academy Awards on Sunday!

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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 Build Your Confidence in 10 Steps!

2 Great Ways to Handle Objections

Handle Objections
Sometimes, just when you think you are about to bring on a new rockstar team member, you get hit with an objection! BAM!  If you work in network marketing, this is something you will deal with over and over again. I have put together a toolkit of the best way to handle objections. This has been a huge asset for me and my team as we build our business. Here are two great ways to handle objections.

2 Perfect Ways to Handle Objections

First, to overcome ANY objection memorize this line: “I don’t know about that, what I do know is….*share testimonial*. The testimonial story could be product based or business based depending on what question the prospect asks.
For example, when someone says “My neighbor tried one of those kinds of businesses and found out no one makes any money.” And you say, I don’t know about that company, what I do know is my company has many, many people making great money.”

Another great way to handle objections, no matter what the objection is, is to say “That is exactly why I thought of you!

People love that you thought of them and it helps them get over their resistance.  This is the absolute simplest way to handle an objection.  A friend taught this to me years ago and it is brilliant in its simplicity.
When your prospect says, “I would love to do this with you, but with my schedule the way it is, I just don’t have any time.”  And you say, “That is exactly why I thought of you!  I want you to have more time.”  Then watch your prospect smile or say “really?”.
These two tips are now your secret weapons! You have an amazing opportunity to share with the world and knowing how to handle objections will make it that much easier to share it. I would suggest sharing these two tips with your team and practice your best responses. This can only help you build your business!

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P.S. I hope my tips on how to handle objections are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on How to Deal With Negative People! You also may enjoy this additional training about Success Secrets From Top Team Builders from Ray Higdon.