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Network Marketing Tip: 6 Secrets from MLM Pros

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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P.S. I hope my secret network marketing tips from MLM leaders were helpful 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.

Why You Should Get Into Network Marketing

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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How to Be a Leader

Be a leader!

Are you struggling to be a leader? Do you wish you were a better leader?  Do you sometimes find it difficult to inspire and motivate your team? Most of us are not born natural leaders. However, there are some simple things we can do to truly inspire those around us to achieve phenomenal things.

Each of us has the capacity to become a leader and a great one at that. The first step is to be brave enough to connect with each other.   When we do that we begin to build a team that can be devoted to each other.

Every organization functions on three levels. What we do, how we do it and why we do it. Most people can explain the what and the how they do something. That is good but not enough.  Many of us have trouble explaining the WHY we do something. Once you figure out what motivates you to pursue your goals, you will be put on a much stronger trajectory than ever before. Only then will you be able to truly accomplish your goals and inspire others to do the same.  True leaders know that their job is to inspire.  The word inspiration comes from in spirit, to go within.  When we are speaking from a place of knowing what we really want and what we really believe in that is when a person becomes compelling and can lead others.

Tips on How to Be a Leader

Be a leader.

I realized early on in my network marketing career that people who were in it only for the money didn’t make it very far. Sure money is one motivator, but what else is it that really drives people? I wanted to travel, have freedom and spend more time with my family. I wanted more time to do the things I love, like gardening, entertaining and baking too. My desire for the lifestyle that I wanted was a huge driver in my success to achieve Diamond.

One way to be a leader to your network marketing team is to really express what motivates you to do what you do. Be passionate and be authentic. People will respect those qualities. It will inspire them to dig down and figure out what matters most to them. Give them the gift of inspiration.  It is in the act of you being genuine and vulnerable by sharing what really matters to you that gives people the motivation to do the same.  We inspire people by the actions we take.  Or not.

Leadership is not just about being in charge. It is about taking care of those you are responsible for. You need to go to work for the people on your team, and when you put them first that is when they will be inspired by you.  It is our example of how we work, how we operate, how we live our lives that move other people to do more of the same in their own lives.  It is amazing what can happen when we make our teammates feel valued and valuable.   People often ask me how do they attract leaders into their business.  It starts with us.  First you have to BECOME the leader you want to attract.  Like attracts like.  If you want that professional networker to come into your busines, you have to become what you want to bring to your business.

Become that leader. You can do it. Like I said before, it isn’t always something that comes naturally. It didn’t for me, but I kept working on my leadership skills and now have a global and thriving business.   I am very grateful for the leadership lessons I got along the way and hope I have inspired you to step up your leadership game!  I can promise you it is worth it.

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P.S. I hope you enjoyed my post on how to be a leader! If you liked this, I think you will love my blog post on How to Successfully Work With a Long Distance Team.

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.

7 Tips to Help You When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

Do you often feel overwhelmed? You’re not alone! Making the shift to network marketing means changing your lifestyle. There is no one there giving you a deadline for your work. You are responsible for your success. If you are feeling overwhelmed, here are seven tips that can help you as you build your network marketing business.

Feeling Overwhelmed? Try this.

  1. Only do what you know you can and want to do. A lot of people tend to overextend themselves and offer to do something for a co-worker, friend etc. when in reality they just don’t have the time. We may even offer to do something because we like doing it (some people – like me, ACTUALLY find doing something like organizing a closet fun!) and so we offer to do it even though we don’t have the time. If you are a manager or business leader, you may keep doing work that you should be assigning to another person. If you don’t take on extra tasks, you will not overextend yourself and won’t feel so overwhelmed.  Don’t get caught up with too many should do’s.  They take away your joy.
  1. Stay conscious when you are working. A lot of our time tends to get sucked up by activities that are simply not productive. I know it is great to take a break, or have a conversation that is lighthearted and fun. Sometimes, it may even be necessary. You just need to choose wisely. Otherwise, you will find that the day is almost over and feel overwhelmed by all that you have left to do.
  1. Get organized. Every really productive person has a schedule or system to track tasks. But make sure that the schedule does not shackle you. To do that, start by writing down the thoughts and tasks that pop into your head throughout the day – anything from very important to insignificant. I love getting the list out of my head and on to a sheet of paper or online system.  I have used toodledo.com for years.  It is a great online to do list.  Next, star those tasks that you need to complete today. Then find the most important three tasks and complete them first. Make a separate list for weekly and monthly items.
  1. Throw out insignificant activities and question your assumptions. Don’t think that you have to do something (professionally or personally) just because you are under the assumption that “you have to” or because it is something that you have done in the past. If you pay attention to what you do each day, you may find that some things are just a waste of time and yield little.  Ask yourself if it really NEEDS to be done. What would happen if you didn’t do it?

Feeling overwhelmed?

  1. Feeling overwhelmed?Learn how to say no, politely, diplomatically and graciously. Doing this will be a lifesaver. It will save you time in the long run because you won’t overburden yourself with too many conflicting activities.  If someone asks you to do something, make sure that you actually have time to do it, want to do it and that you can deliver on the commitment you made without being overwhelmed. If doing so will put you over the line, then just say no!  My husband had to learn this one.  We often are so attached to being nice that we commit to things that we don’t really want to do.  A favorite line of mine is to respond with “I don’t think I can make that work for me”. 
  1. Cut down on your complaining. When feeling stressed, you may want to vent to friends, family and even colleagues about your difficulties. That may actually be a relief in small doses. However, if you keep complaining, day after day, that will just make you feel worse. Instead of complaining, do not be afraid to ask for help. Ask people for their support to do the four things above or advice or insights they may have about why you are feeling overwhelmed.  Complaining also keeps you caught up in the story you are telling yourself.  I used to say I was overwhelmed all the time and then I started catching myself and instead started saying, “I have all the time I need”.  Just do something on the list when you don’t know what to do!  If something happens during the day and every time you talk to someone you have to repeat the story of what happened, imagine how many minutes you spend just repeating a story.  It is easy to get caught in that loop.  Let it go. Move on and find what you are grateful for.
  1. Invest in yourself.  If you’re feeling overwhelmed, find activities that nourish you (such as walking, hiking, golfing, drawing, baking…) and make sure you have time to relax and think. I know it may be hard to stop and think when you are feeling overwhelmed, but it works wonders! Even if you are super busy, taking even 15 minutes a day to step back and think about your life will help you use the rest of your time more effectively. It just poses great physical benefits: it can feel like a mini-vacation, lower your heart rate and your blood pressure in a way that will feel truly rejuvenating. When you are feeling overwhelmed, that mini-vacation will allow you to see your way through a challenging situation.  Time to relax and rest is not optional, it is essential for the productive person.

I hope these tips help you as you build your network marketing business! Just remember to relax, breathe and tell yourself “I’ve got this!”. If you can learn how to manage stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed, you are one step closer to being a network marketing superstar!

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P.S. I hope my tips on feeling overwhelmed are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on 5 Tips For Actually Working From Home!

 

My Interview With Lisa Lopez!

This month I had the honor of being interviewed by Lisa Lopez – a wonderful network marketing coach. I loved having the opportunity to share some of my best pieces of advice to newcomers in the network marketing industry. In this interview I share my story and what it takes to be super successful in network marketing. This profession has been so great for me and so many others that I care about, it is great to be able to share tips that may help many others just getting started or who have been building for awhile too.

Grab a cup of tea and tune in to our interview!

Network Marketing Tips With Lisa Lopez

 

If you loved these tips, don’t miss your chance to register for this free webcast – The Most Powerful Women in Network Marketing! This is a huge resource for network marketers and you will learn so much by watching. I highly recommend it…and it’s free! To register for event, visit: networkmarketingpro.com/power/

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Affirmations For Unlimited Wealth!

Affirmations for Unlimited Wealth

An affirmation is a phrase that you say over and over again to make a declaration to yourself and the universe. When you say affirmations repeatedly, a couple of things happen. First, you are sending a message to your brain that stimulates a filter that lets in information that we need, and filters out information that we don’t. As you start focusing in on your affirmation, you will start to notice more ways to accomplish your goals. For example, if you focus your mind on generating more leads, you may notice more networking opportunities. If wealth is your goal, investment and business opportunities will be more noticeable to you. Our brain is understanding what matters to us based on our goals and desires.

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Having affirmations can help you dial in to your goals and help you achieve them. They also keep you in a positive mind state, which is very important in the network marketing industry.  What we focus on, we create.  What is your self-talk?  You hear you more than anyone else, so be careful what you are saying to you.  A positive mindset and great attitude will change your business – and your life!

I prefer to say my affirmations in the morning so I can set the tone for my whole day. I like to make a hot cup of tea and take a moment to look over my list of my favorite affirmations. Not a bad way to start the day right?

Affirmations For Your Business!

Below you will find my best affirmations for network marketing and finances.  I know that the more successful I am, the more people I have helped and the more people I can help out in the world.  One of the reasons why it is important to me to be successful is I am passionate about helping children in need all over the world.  What you visualize you can do, will come about.  The power of positive thinking has been around for a long time, because it works!

I suggest downloading this list and sending it to your whole team. Click here to download!

● I am a contribution; my services are valuable.

● It is easy for me to save money; there is always enough.

● Money now comes to me in unexpected ways for the good of all concerned.

● People are happy to pay me.

● I am able to ask for what I want.

● I always have extra money.

● I now attract prosperous and competent people who want to do business with me.

● Every day I wake up to new wealth.

● I now receive assistance and cooperation from all those people necessary to achieve my desired results.

● All my past failures have given me a tremendous personal advantage.

● I get value from everything I do.

● The more I support prosperity in others, the more they contribute to my financial success.

● I can achieve great results efficiently and without struggle; I always find the easiest and most pleasurable way to get things done.

● Wealth comes to me easily.

If you can stick to saying this once a day, you are on your way to manifesting success.

 

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P.S. I hope my tips on affirmations for your business are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on My Best Network Tips from 2015!

How to Build the Right Network Marketing Team

How to Build the Right Network Marketing Team

In the past year, my network marketing team has grown beyond my wildest dreams. I am working alongside some of my best friends and brightest stars in the industry. I focused my energy into finding the right people and investing my energy into those relationships. And it pays off!

When you first start out, building a great network marketing team can be a challenge. However, having a productive and successful network marketing team is absolutely essential if you are going to grow your business. It can’t be all about you.  This is teamwork at its best!  Here are a few tips to train and launch a superstar network marketing team.

Building a Rockstar Network Marketing Team!

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1. Be sure to follow the leader and accept input from more experienced network marketers. If you are going to train a successful network marketing team you need to be trainable yourself! To find some resources, I would advise that you first find leaders in your own business. Next, carefully watch what they are doing and follow in their footsteps. If you ask someone else for advice, listen to them and let them do more of the talking! You may be thinking “No duh!” but often times I find that people get in their own way by not listening. Ask great questions and then stop talking.  Listen.  Remember: those before you have blazed the way for success and it may be wise to listen to them.

2. Keep sponsoring! Do not get stuck in a “management mode” where you train a few people to sponsor others and then stop sponsoring distributors or reps yourself. Your team will do what you do.  The good, the bad and the ugly!  You must continue to sponsor others so you can serve as a model for your team. If you are going to be successful you must ALWAYS bring new people in! Be sure to continually engage with new people, meet new prospects and look for more people to add on to the team. You never know what network marketing gem may be waiting around the corner!  And talking to new people is fun!  It will keep the business interesting and engaging for you.

3. Remember to always make yourself available as a resource to your network marketing team. To train someone effectively, as a sponsor, you must make sure to get him or her started right. Your job is to educate people about what they need to know to get their own business running efficiently. The last thing you want is for your MLM to be dependent on you for everything. If that happens, then you won’t get the duplication and freedom you want. Remember your goal is to train them to become independent of you as quickly as possible.

4. Never abandon someone! It is a common mistake when training others to be a MLM to get him or her started and then, once trained, leave them alone to figure the rest out while you move on to the next person. Be sure to sit down with them and make sure they have all the tools to properly get started. Then, even after they are trained, continue to be a resource for them.

The Dream Team

How to Build the Right Network Marketing Team

5. Watch who you work with when you are building your team. Do not waste resources working with someone who just is not putting forward an effort to be the best network marketer they can be. If you continue to spend time with people who are not engaged, that will only create struggle and a serious lack of fun. If you want to create a successful business, then work with people who are motivated to be successful too and are actually doing the activities.  It’s great to give people “homework” and if they do that, then move them to the next phase.  If they don’t, then don’t want it for them more than they want it for themselves.

6. Be sure to set reasonable expectations. Do not promise them the world if you are trying to train someone to be successful. Never say something like: “You are going to be successful beyond your wildest dreams and make a lot of money very quickly.” Do not promise them that it will be easy – network marketing is never easy, it requires consistent effort and time. However, there is also great potential in the network-marketing model. I was in corporate America for over 20 years and I never saw anything like our business model potential there!  Just be sure to represent the business accurately so that you can train your teammate to be in it for the long haul.

IT IS possible to become successful and build a fortune in this industry. It just requires dedication, drive, ambition, time and some hard work. There will be ups and downs, good times and bad, but if you stick with it and keep these tips in mind, you can build a powerful and successful network marketing team.  See you at the top!

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NETWORK-MARKETING-ROCKSTAR

P.S. I hope my tips on building your network marketing team 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.

Have Fun With Your Network Marketing Business

This week I am going to talk about having more fun in your business! Thanks to smartphones, tablets and unlimited internet access, we are always connected and can always be working. It is hard to go out to a nice dinner with friends without getting an urgent email or a business call. It’s almost impossible to ignore those tiny notifications lighting up your screen at every hour of the day, but sometimes you absolutely need to. Hard work is the key to success, but in this blog post, I want to remind you and encourage you to have lots of fun with your business, too.

It’s easy to tell yourself you simply don’t have time to have fun or to play more, especially if you are driven and hardworking. (like someone I know…) But, taking time to have fun in your business and life is not just an option – it is critically important. We daydream about the life we will live when we have more money, but do you really want to live your life for “Someday”?

Have Fun with Your Business, It Will Pay Off.

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If you are a happy person, then it will be easier to create success in all aspects of your life. It will also make people more excited to work with you. After all, who would want to work with someone that is constantly stressed and burned out? To create the best team possible, you need to make sure that people see you having fun in both your business and your life. Here are some tips on how to have fun with your business:

 

  1. Be sure you start the day in a happy place. Start the day by listing all of the things that you are happy about. For example, you are your own boss and can choose your own hours or list the 5 things that you are grateful for that day.  If you are your own boss, that is something that most people only dream about. Chances are, you are living a life that is better than ¾ of the people on this planet and we want to be grateful for that. So write it down and remember what you are grateful for. Then take that optimism to work with you and start to have fun with your business.  Don’t take everything so seriously.  If someone annoys you, walk away and be glad you aren’t them. When you are on conference calls, be the person that interjects some humor and fun too.  One thing I know for sure – gratitude changes everything.

 

  1. Find ways to make the people around you laugh! That’s right. It is the best way to have fun in business. This is especially important when you find yourself slipping into a bad mood (we all get there!). Rather than creating a ripple of tension around you, create a ripple of giggles! Just remember that you don’t need to take everything so personally. If you find yourself stuck in that mindset, maybe you should diffuse tensions by making a joke or something light hearted. Just be silly sometimes!  My Mom is one of the funniest people I know.  She raised 9 kids and has had her share of ups and downs for sure but she always finds something to laugh about.  We were very lucky to be raised by her and I try to remember to be light and to find the humor in things like she does.  You don’t have to be the life of the party all the time, but it is fun to make people laugh!

 

  1. Remember to DO something FUN! I know it takes a lot of time and work to build our businesses. But you need to understand that you will NEVER do everything that you need to do.  There is just not enough time in the day. So, don’t let your to-do list run your life. Some mornings, you just have to wake up and think about what you WANT to do rather than what you HAVE to do. To have fun in business, you need to take time to do things out of enjoyment rather than necessity. Even if you just take the time to do ONE fun thing a day, you will notice a difference in your mental health and will have more fun with your business!  I have a journal practice where I ask myself what am I going to do today just for the fun of it?  I can work a lot.  My goal for this year is to play more which means I have to schedule the play.  Just booked a night to go watch my friend perform Flamenco next week!

 

  1. Make every effort to add some FUN to your work related tasks. To do that, you must consciously decide to add the energy of fun to whatever you need to do. It may help to listen to some of your favorite music while you work or to change up your environment by working in the garden or a local coffee shop.  I like to take breaks with my computer at the coffee shop around the corner in my San Francisco neighborhood.  Listening to music always lifts my spirits and have to remind myself to turn the music on.

Have fun with your business!

  1. Last but not least, remember to dream! I for one love dream boards. I look at mine as I drink my morning cup of tea and think about my plans for the future. It also helps me to start my day off with a sense of fun, peace and success. Dream boards are a great way to get very specific about what you would like to create in your life. There are so many things that have come true from my dream boards!  Even my husband and our 3 kids.  I have a picture of a very oddly shaped palm tree on a beach on my dream board and when Mark and I were in Tahiti on the beach last year, I looked over at this palm tree near us and it was exactly like the picture on my dream board.   There are so many areas of my life that have manifested from my dream boards. Plus, a dream board party is a great way to have some fun, get together with teammates and relax!

So if you want to have more fun in your business, keep up the hard work, but also, remember to relax, let loose and enjoy life! Laugh more. When people see how much fun you are having, more people will want to be a part of your team.  Hope you are having a great January and your year is off to a great start!

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NETWORK-MARKETING-ROCKSTAR

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 my best network marketing tips from 2015!