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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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Can a Penny Make You Rich?

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

Income for Life… from a penny?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why Attending Network Marketing Events Are Vital To Your Business

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Success in network marketing is based on YOU attending your team and company events.  We are in the tools and events driven business.  If you are using one and not the other, you are building this the hard and slow way.  You have to show up for the events.  And bring as many people as you can with you.  I have been to many company events and I have learned something new every time. The events are what fill you up.  The events expand your belief in yourself, your company and our profession in ways that no one else can do for you.  The magic in belief happens at the events!  Here are four reasons why network marketing events are vital to your business.

1. You learn more when you go to events. Listening to a live speaker is highly engaging and you are more likely to remember it. You are more focused and aware at the event and therefore you retain more information. When you are just listening to a recording, you can easily get distracted because you may be multi-tasking or thinking of something else.  Your company puts these events together FOR you.  The more people you bring, the faster your business will grow.  This is just one of the ways LEVERAGE works in our business.  Let the company spend the millions and you bring the people.

2. The atmosphere is extremely motivating. Several studies have shown that the environment that we surround ourselves with plays a big part in our success. That is why watching sports on TV or listening to music at home is not as exciting as attending a live event. However, when you attend a network marketing event, you get to be in the same room and see things that you don’t get to at home. Therefore, attending your company’s events is very important. You are completely surrounded by positive and motivated people!  You have heard that the way to learn a foreign language is to immerse yourself?  Well, attending the company events for your business is a way to immerse yourself!

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3. You will learn tips from leading business experts about what it really takes to build a business. The best teachers are the network marketers in your company who have made it to the top. Listen to as many speakers as you can.  Attend every session.  Take lots of notes.  Go back and teach what you learned to your team.  And set a goal to bring as many people as you can to the next event.  You can tell how much a person earns by how many people from their team are at the event with them.

4. You will be able to make amazing business and personal connections that will increase your net worth and your life worth!  Your companies network marketing events are the best way to meet and learn from other successful people. You will have a chance to hang out and socialize with other people who are in the same business as you and who are excited and serious as you about making incredible things happen.  You have heard the saying that you are the sum total of the 5 people you spend the most time with?  Well, at these events, you will be upgrading your 5 people.

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Attend as many network marketing events as you can! They will change your life. It will allow you to build your business and your self-confidence. You will meet great people and learn things that you could never learn from just watching YouTube videos at home. It is so important to invest in yourself and to invest in events. You will thank yourself later!  You won’t believe how your business will take off when you bring more and more people to the events.  Wishing you all the best!

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

How to Stay Persistent and Reach Your Goals!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay Persistent and Grow Your Business!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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