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My Best Network Marketing Tips from 2015

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

My Best Network Marketing Tips


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

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

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

 Traveling the World

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Read this Before You Hire a Business Coach

Hire a business coach.

It is the end of the year and when we start thinking about our next year goals, resolutions and hopefully dreams too!  Sometimes we start to think about who else do we need on our team.  Here is the question of the day: Do you need to hire a business coach? Or do you need to take advantage of the mentorship and leadership already available for you in your home based business?  A great coach CAN be a great way to boost your network marketing skills and take your business to the next level. They may help you recruit more reps, get more leads or help your team to even become top earners for the company. However, a business coach is not for every situation or everyone. Over the past few years, I have worked with a couple of extremely talented people that taught me things that have literally translated into many thousands of dollars.  Not to mention, making my life and my team’s lives easier and more productive.  I have also always created great relationships with the leaders in my company, my upline, my sponsor and the corporate executive team.  All of these relationships will lead you to more success and create value in your life.  And more friends too!

Working with a coach has been one of the biggest learning tools I could ask for. You may be an avid reader and resourceful, but being able to ask questions and get advice is so valuable in this industry. Think of coaching as an investment to your business and your life. What I love about our business is you don’t always have to “hire” this.  Our business has a built in coaching system so make sure you aren’t spending money you don’t need to but if you find that you do need to or want to, then by all means take that leap.  We can always afford to learn more!  Think about how much more money you will be able to make because of what you learned!

Hire a Business Coach, But First…

Here are some of my suggestions you should consider before you actually hire a business coach:

Hire a business coach!

1. If you don’t know what you want, then you should spend some time thinking about it before you hire a coach. It may be smart to make a list of goals you would like them to help you with. If you don’t have goals, that is a recipe for failure. Never hire anyone if you do not have goals! Otherwise you may just become one of those clients that just complain about not getting the results they expected. Having a list will give both of you a clear understanding of what you are working towards. I would also suggest including a time frame so that you know when these goals will be achieved.

2. Think about what you expect to get from a business coach. Perhaps what you really need is a therapist? LOL. That was a joke…  sort of….A business coach is there to help your business, not work through your personal issues. Making the move into full time network marketing can be a hard choice for some to make. Many people haven’t started their own business and there is a lot of responsibility – and a lot of reward! Your business coach is there to guide you on how to build your team. It isn’t their responsibility to guide you through your life choices. Before you decide to hire a business coach, you should make sure that the work you are currently doing is something you would want to do a year from now or even five years from now. Let your business coach accentuate the work you are already doing.

3. Are you happy with the results you are getting, but know that they could be better? That is the BEST time to hire a business coach! A coach should not be hired to motivate you. Motivation comes from within and if you don’t feel motivated, odds are good it is because you haven’t really defined your goals and dreams.  A coach should be hired to improve your work performance. They may do this by asking the right questions to help you learn ways to boost your performance and answer your questions to help you more quickly learn what you want to learn. Also think about their talents. You will get the most out of their expertise by learning what you can on your own and really focusing in on their best talents. If they are having to school you in network marketing 101, you aren’t getting to the good stuff!

If you feel like you do need more training and whether you can afford a coach right now or not….READ! I cannot stress this enough. I am an avid reader and their is a plethora of knowledge online right at your fingertips. Read a lot and read often.  There is so much available online now.  I love watching youtube videos several times a week both for inspiration and for helping me to think about a new way to do something in our business.  I am not saying you need a coach or should hire a coach.  That will depend on where you are, what skillsets you bring to the table, your finances and your network marketing team.  Some people can get everything they need within their own team and company.  Others need more.  Just wanted to give you my 2 cents on what to consider.

Thanks so much for reading!  Always remember to reach up!  Hiring a business coach can be a great investment if it is the right time for you.  Working with a great coach can vastly improve your business and help you make the income you have always dreamed.  Here is to an amazing 2016!

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P.S. I hope my tips on hiring a coach 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!

Best Alternatives to Cold Calling

Best Alternatives to Cold Calling

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

Move Over Cold Calling

Cold Calling Alternatives

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

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

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

Social Media is the New Cold Calling

Social Media: Best Alternatives to Cold Calling

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

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

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

10 Christmas Gifts For Network Marketers

10 Christmas Gifts for Network Marketers

Happy holidays! Tis the season time again and I have teamed up with Santa’s helpers to bring you the BEST gifts for network marketers. Whether you are buying for your team, a friend, or a family member, these gifts are sure to be a hit.

10. Eric Worre Go Pro

Eric Worre Go Pro

Books make excellent Christmas gifts. This book is absolutely amazing for a network marketer. I have learned so much from Eric Worre over the years and was fortunate to speak at some of his events! Everyone will learn something from this book.

9. Tea Bag Holder

Tea Bag Holder

I LOVE tea! Drinking tea throughout the day is a great way to stay hydrated and keep your energy up when working from home. One of my pet peeves is when the bag and string slip into my tea cup. I love these fun teabag holders – they keep my tea bag in place and make me smile every time.

8. Toodledo Subscription

Toodledo

This is a great Christmas gift for your network marketing superstar! I use Toodledo to keep track of all the tasks I have on my plate. You can also set reminders and recurring tasks which makes organizing your MLM business much easier.  Your calendar isn’t where you want to stash all the to do’s.   Once I started using toodledo, my calendar became so clear and so clean – just appointments and calls!  Plus toodledo captures all those sticky notes and the running commentary we have going on in our heads all the time trying to remember too much stuff.  I LOVE Toodledo!  My assistant, Anne Perry introduced me to it years ago.

7. Dream Board

Dream Board

This fun cork board is the perfect place to pin your dreams. Focusing and manifesting your goals and dreams is very important in the network marketing world. I have a few boards at home and on Pinterest that give me daily inspiration.  What you see on a regular basis will become much more real to you.  Dream Boards are incredibly powerful.  It is almost spooky how some of my dreams have come true – to the degree that I just stare at the dream board and shake my head at the reality of what has shown up in my life that mirrors the dream board exactly!  Even my engagement ring!

6. Book of Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes

I love posting inspirational quotes in my newsletters and on my social media accounts. I always have a few books like this around so I can easily find new quotes to keep everyone motivated, including myself 😉  It is a nice pick-me-up for a few quiet moments a day.  It is so important to fill our minds and hearts with great messages.  Mindset makes a huge difference.  We think it is all about the technique, the how to’s and those are important but without a great mindset to put the how to’s to work, it won’t matter.  Stay inspired!

Christmas Gifts for Network Marketers!

5. Adult Coloring Book

Coloring Book

Sometimes you just need to take a break and clear your mind…and coloring is a great way to do it! You wouldn’t believe how relaxing it is to pick up a few pens and color. I recommend pairing with a nice cup of tea.  🙂  Coloring books have become quite popular for adults lately.  Another type of mediation.  My sister in law, Kath has colored in her journal for years!  It is very soothing.  Remember how much you loved it as a child.  You still do – you have just forgotten.  I rediscovered coloring books at a spiritual retreat last year.

4. Laptop Travel Bag

Laptop Travel Bag

Network marketers travel a lot! We are also constantly giving presentations, sending emails, hosting webinars and posting on our social media accounts so we need our computers with us whenever possible. This bag is a great Christmas gift because it protects your gadgets AND slides nicely over your suitcase.  And odds are good, if you have a travel bag, it is probably looking shabby or you have had it awhile.  Time to upgrade and I love that this one fits on top of the suitcase.  Easier to get around the airports.

 

3. Fitbit

Fitbit

Having a daily exercise is vital when you are working from home or traveling a lot. I love the Fitbit because it helps me calculate my activity and connects online so I can read my stats anywhere I go!  It is inspiring to see how you are doing throughout the day.  My goal is to step at least 10,000 steps a day and this helps me to reach that goal many more days than if I didn’t have this tracker.  It is easy to sit at the desk for hours and to talk on the phone in our business.  We need to get up and move!  I know I do.  This is a big 2016 goal for me!

2. iPhone Photography and Video Kit

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Video marketing is a powerful tool in building your MLM business. I love this kit because it let’s me turn my smartphone into a mobile video studio. It also has a remote control so you don’t have to move your phone every time you start and stop. Pro tip: make sure you have great lighting or the video will look grainy. And….always shoot your video in a horizontal format.  This is a great and very easy to use gadget.  And the final product is much more professional because your hand isn’t shaking the camera!

1. iPad

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iPads are a great Christmas gift for network marketers! You can use it for scheduling, communication, sharing tools and giving presentations. It is also great for working while traveling.  It feels different than your laptop or primary workstation at home too.  There is a bigger “fun” factor.  Presentations and videos look great on it too.  Prospects are impressed when you share your products and opportunity easily and casually on your iPad.

Figuring out the perfect Christmas and Holiday gifts for your loved ones can be stressful.  I hope this list helps give you some ideas for the holiday season. Santa is working around the clock to make all your gifts – and the elves too 😉 Happiest of holidays!

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P.S. I hope my tips on how to make a video are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my blog post on How to Find the Best Prospects!

 

5 Tips For Actually Working at Home!

5 tips for working from home!

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

Working From Home

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

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

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

Are you working from home?

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

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

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

My Interview with Vince Reed, Network Marketing Nation

Vince Reed Network Marketing Nation

Recently I had an amazing opportunity to be interviewed by Vince Reed of Network Marketing Nation. I was able to share my experience in the network marketing industry and I hope it will help you become more successful online as social media marketers. Here are some key points from my interview, but be sure to check out the full audio and article by Vince Reed.

  • The best thing about earning more money is the ability to inspire other people to take charge of their financial situations and become top earners! I have invested in that process over the years and I know it is a great use of my time.
  • What network marketing company should YOU work with? Do your research on the company, but also find a great team with an amazing leader. You should resonate with that leader’s style and integrity.  Your upline can make all the difference for you!
  • If you are just starting out in network marketing: it is important to laugh a lot.  And to bring your own personality into your business.  Just be you.  Don’t try to be anyone else!
  • Learn how to manifest your success! By reading and working with great masters, and consistently practicing spirituality and improving one’s skills with the laws of attraction, you can start manifesting the things you want.
  • Be consistent and always track your progress. A new person to the business needs to think of a BIG VISION and dedicate time to achieving that vision and do that every week.
  • Dedicate time to reaching out to 5 to 10 new people a day or a week (you choose) to build a network. Consistently work on this.  The speed that your business will grow ultimately depends on how many people see what you have to offer.
  • Check your ego at the door – remember: it is not about you, it’s about the team you work with.

Thanks for reading and cheers to your success!

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How to Be Consistent in Five Steps

Consistency is Key

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

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

How to Be Consistent

5 Steps on the Road to Consistency

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

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

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

How to Be Consistent with your schedule.

How to Be More Consistent

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

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

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Network Marketing Tip: Creating Your Dream Life

Network Marketing Tip: Create your dream life

 Network marketing tip: Are you living your dream life?

Do you get up in the morning raring to go?  Are you living the life you really want to live?  Are you doing what it takes to follow your dreams?

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.  Oprah Winfrey

If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.  Les Brown

I just got back from an incredible mastermind event with Ray and Jessica Higdon in Destin Beach, Florida.   On the way there, the driver talked about how the beach ranked right up there with the beaches in Maui.  Coming from California and having traveled to Maui quite a few times, I have to say I was a bit skeptical.  So when I arrived at the hotel, I unpacked and went to the beach.  It is an AMAZING beach.  Gorgeous emerald green water, great temperature of the water and the whitest and softest sand ever.  The beach is my happy place.  I have been able to go to beaches all over the world and I have to say the driver was right, this beach ranks up there with the very best of the best.

Network Marketing Tip:  It is so worth it!

Our 15 year old daughter told my husband the other day that I was so lucky to get to travel the way I do.  She is right.  I am lucky, I am blessed and I am very grateful.  But you know that saying, the harder I work, the luckier I am?  Well, I feel that way too.  I am actively creating my life.  This is by design.  I was in corporate America for over 20 years and just got really tired of working for a boss, of helping them make a lot of money and especially tired of someone telling me how many weeks vacation I got to take.  It just wasn’t enough!  So I started thinking about how I could design my life and what would that look like.  I created dream boards and I wrote down exactly what I wanted my life to look like.  A day in the life of Kathleen.  A perfect day in the life.  Write it down.  Who are you with?  Where are you?  What does your house look like?  Who are you helping?  Visualizing what you want is the first step.  Getting clear on what you want is key.

Network Marketing Tip: Go for it!

That’s a great place to start to create your dream life.

Then you need to surround yourself with people who have what you want.  Who are happy, who are excited about life, who have what you want and who inspire and motivate you.  I just spent 3 days with a mastermind group that challenges me, that pushes me and that I can learn from.  Some of our friends and family are trying -without meaning to, to hold us back.  We can still love them, but remember we are the sum total of the 5 people we spend the most time with!  Always be willing to learn.  Put yourself out there to get what you want.  It does take effort to really create your dream life.  And it is so worth it!  I am very grateful that my Father gave me the love of travel and the love of learning.  I am so grateful that I am on a path to follow my dreams.  I love that I get to help and inspire other people to dream bigger.

One of the best things you can do to follow your dreams and my very best network marketing tip is to include in your daily practice, time every day to read your affirmations and time to be inspired and to learn.  How that works for me is I journal every morning including time to read my affirmations and then I read my affirmations on my iphone at night before I go to sleep.  So that those positive thoughts are in my head (instead of some of the scenes in Scandal…)  And I also spend at least 30 minutes almost every day of the week listening to a positive message or reading from a book that inspires me and motivates me.  MINDSET is everything when it comes to being in the place where you can create your dream life.  So do everything you can every day, to enhance your current mindset.  Let go of what is stopping you and holding you back.  And if you are in network marketing, you have one of the best business models that exist, to create your dream life.

Network Marketing Tip: It is worth it!

Here is a quick video I took as I was leaving the beautiful beach of Destin, Florida.  Follow your dreams.  Go for it.  I can promise you, it is worth it.  Think in terms of what you will be able to do and who you can help by becoming the person that creates their dream life!

I hope these network marketing tips are of value to you and that you see why going to the company events is so important.   Click here for another network marketing tip. You may also love my recent blog post about working a home based business that can help you follow your dreams.

It’s time to live your dreams!

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Network Marketing Tip: Is Going To Your Company Events For Your Home Based Business Necessary?

Network Marketing Tip: Show Up

Is it important to go to your company events?

We are all busy.  I get it.  We are all moving at a very fast pace, sometimes too fast.  And sometimes we can easily justify that we can’t afford the company events that are coming up or that it just isn’t the right time to go.  And there are some life reasons that justify that thinking – but most of the stories we tell ourselves are holding us back from getting what it is we really want.  If we really want to be successful in our home based business, then we have to set ourselves up with the best possible environment.  In my 8 years of network marketing, going to the company events is one of the very, very top one or 2  things you can do in order to create that environment where you can actually win at this.  Case in point – no Diamond level Network Marketing Leader has gotten to where they are, WITHOUT going to the company events.  There are so many sayings in the home based business world that illustrate this point.

Those that show up, go up.  (those that show up at the company events)

The ones that are the best promoters win.  (best promoters of the company events)

The ones that bring the most people earn the most money.  (as in those that bring the most people to the company events)

The ones that don’t go, quit.  (as in those that don’t go to the company events)

Network Marketing Tip: Show up!

Robert Kiyosak,i in his book The Business of the 21st Century (great book by the way) talks about how the most important question to ask a prospective sponsor of a home based business is “what is your system?”.  The system is key!   In the best network marketing companies, the system consists of tools and events.  Tools and Events.  Tools and Events.  Repeat.  So if you are using the home based business system, then you are a professional pointer of the tools and you go and bring people to the events.  If you don’t go to the events, you aren’t using the system.  If you don’t go to the company events, you are making this way harder than it has to be.

It is interesting how many people resist investing in their business in our home based business industry.  I understand you want to make money. Remember, that just because it cost you somewhere between $200 to $1000 to start this business, doesn’t mean you should treat it like a $200 business.  If you had spent $100,000 to start your network marketing business and your mentor told you that it was important for you to become profitable, that you always attend the company events because you would learn how to recoup that 100k faster and become profitable more quickly, – would you go?  Would you treat that decision differently if you had invested much, much more?  I am willing to bet you would take better care of your investment.  Going to the events is  INVESTING in your home based business and just as importantly in yourself.  The personal development you will be learning by attending the events is usually worth the price of admission.  Learning from the best and the top leaders will always help you to see a bigger picture and help you to be a better business owner.

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Going to the company events whether you have a team to go with you or not is absolutely critical and always a great idea.  It does take a sacrifice to leave our families, to travel and be away, to pay for it.  I’m not saying that it doesn’t.  I am just saying it is worth it and necessary.  When you don’t go, you miss out on the VERY THING that might have made the difference for you and your team.  And if you aren’t going, it is next to impossible to convince anyone on your team that they should go.

I recently traveled to Macau, China for my company’s international convention.  While we were there, we posted 4 to 5 pictures a day of the event, of us at the event, new product announcements, new incentive trip announcements, the 14,000 people crowd, and last but not least, pictures of the leaders that were there.  We brought as much of the energy and enthusiasm of the event back to the our team.  Because of the energy around this, we had several people say they would never miss another event, because they didn’t want to miss out again. We also had several people book one year early for next years international convention in Singapore.

Network Marketing Tip

The most important thing you can do AFTER a company event is to create the result you were able to achieve BECAUSE you went to the event.  The reason for that is because when the next event rolls around – you will be able to share that because you went to the last event, you advanced in rank or you learned this one tip that helped you to sponsor 20 new people.  That is what will compel people on your team to attend with you next time.  Not because you all will have a great time – which you will, but because it creates the best environment for success and here are the results to prove it!

I have heard story after story of people who weren’t succeeding but kept going to the company events (kept investing in their business) and finally something shifted and they were able to create the success they were working for.  The question in our industry is will you hang in there long enough to learn what you need to learn AND take action along the way to make it happen? Will you stay consistent in pointing to the tools and attending the company events?  How long will you stay consistent?  Are you trying this (imagine a Doctor trying medical school) or are you serious about it?

Here are a couple more network marketing tips to get the most out of the company events: (now that you are going.  🙂

1.  Take notes.  You will have a way better chance of remembering something just because you wrote it down.  Most importantly, pull out a sheet of paper and on that sheet, write the things you will take action on.  Don’t just write a bunch of  good ideas.  Write a to do list from what you learn at the event.  And review this while you are on the plane coming home or first thing when you get back from your drive there.  Set a plan on when you are going to execute those good ideas.  You will have some lightbulb moments.  Write the action items down.

2.  Attend every session.  Show up – you didn’t go there to hang out in the hallways.  Let other people do the same thing – don’t be the one that gets other people out of the room.   Don’t be the ringleader that says let’s go to the pool or the bar.  That is for after the event.  Get what you came for.  Show up and let the leadership speak into your life.

3.  Market the company event while you are there.  Post at least 4 to 6 pictures a day of what is happening there.  And you will provoke curiosity if you don’t mention your company name.  Let people see you are up to something and let them get curious and ask you.  Telling your company name all the time is like telling the end of the movie to people who haven’t see the movie yet.  This may sound crazy to you – but trust me, not saying your company name makes you stand out!  You won’t come across like the look at me, look at me posts.  You will stand out as different and interesting!  And that is what you want.

4.  Put the Law of Attraction to work.  Write down what you want to get out of this event.  What do you want to learn, who do you want to connect with, who do you want to meet.  Get a visual image of what will happen at this company event.  If you focus on what you want ahead of time and picture it, you are much more likely to get what you want instead of randomness.

I hope these network marketing tips are of value to you and that you see why going to the company events is so important.   Click here for another network marketing tip. You may also love my recent blog post about home based business.

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Network Marketing Tip: Are Home Parties Even Worth It?

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Are Home Parties still worth it?  Still necessary?

I have 8 plus years experience in the industry and have some thoughts about this.  With the age of the internet tools we have available today and all the ways there are to connect with social media, I am hearing more and more often that home parties aren’t worth it.   Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the tools we have available on the internet and I have sponsored over 70 people in the last year from social media connections.  And I also love hosting and attending home parties.  Home parties are still a GREAT TOOL in the tool box for network marketing.

You might hear an internet marketer say you can build your network marketing business all online.  And you can, but will YOU?  Building ALL online is done successfully by very few people.  And if you talk to almost every 6 figure and 7 figure income earner that exists today, we will tell you that our success comes from a combination of offline (one and ones, home parties, events) and online (facebook, webinars, linked in…).  There are many top earners today that have achieved their success strictly through offline activities, but the world has changed and we do have these incredible online tools available and it does make sense to learn these new skills. I am just saying don’t throw a proven technique out because it seems old school.

Why are Home Parties still effective?

Is it worth it?

I believe Home Parties/Home Business Reviews are still very effective especially when you are just getting your business started and/or you want to jumpstart your business.  And this is true for most of your team too.  Social media is just a way to connect with people, often we still need to pick up the phone and talk to someone if it is someone we are really going to build a partnership with.   One of the biggest reasons people stay in their network marketing business is because of the community we create and home parties are one of the very best ways to stay in touch, to be in community and to get to know your team and prospects.  It is very hard to create online what happens at a home party.

Would you like to learn more about the why and how to’s about Home Parties?

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I look forward to connecting with you.  And remember if you feel yourself resisting that you need this, it may be exactly what you need.  Our biggest resistance is our biggest paycheck.  I will give you tips on when to host a home party and how to host it – believe me there are lots of ways to make the home business review the most effective tool you can offer for you and your team.

Home Party

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