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Why Network Marketing Now?

Why Network Marketing Now

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

 

financial freedom

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

wealth building

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

Increase your income

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

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

Population Places

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

Rewards Recognition

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

Calendar Time Employment Career

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

Team Teammates Downline

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

Personal Development Rewards Milestones

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

Niche Market

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

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

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

 

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Top Qualities To Look For In A Prospect

Top Qualities to Look for in a Prospect

As you begin to build your MLM business,  you will not be able to avoid the task of recruiting new prospects.  Sometimes you may want to, but it won’t work…:)  So how can you best maximize your time to focus on those that have the potential to be great MLM leaders?  Over the last ten years, I have figured out there are a few key traits that you should be aware of as you go through your recruiting techniques.

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Previous Success: The chances of you being able to convince a fairly successful prospect to leave their current MLM network to join yours is highly unlikely.  However,  people who have success in another field are exactly the kind of prospect you should pursue.  I was that prospect.  10 years ago I was brand new to network marketing but I brought with me my previous success in business and real estate.  Any prospect who has some success in a previous field could be classified as a greater fit for MLM than someone who has dropped out of school and hasn’t had great employment history.  We aren’t looking for the couch potatoes…Working hard and the desire to obtain goals are traits your  MLM prospects must have.

Ambition: Successful people tend to share this common trait. We are hungry, driven, and are just plain looking for more out of life.  The status quo just won’t do and we tend to be visionaries, looking for the next steps to making a better life and how to achieve it.  The prospects that possess this trait are a hot commodity so try to add as many people with ambition as you can.  I have always been driven to succeed whether it was UC Berkeley, IBM, cooking school or investing in real estate.  Look for people who have that drive.  It will be so much more fun for you to work with them.  And if you aren’t that ambitious person yet, then really think about what your vision for your life is and make a decision to go for it.

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Willingness to Learn: Regardless of where the prospect may be starting from, there’s a decent chance that there will be things that they’ll need to learn and be coached through so they have the tools to be successful.  The prospect’s willingness to be coached and taught is a crucial element.  As you discuss the opportunity with your prospect, are they cutting you off during the conversation?  Do they seem to know everything there is to know about MLM? Keep in the back of your mind “Are they coachable?”.  If they aren’t willing to learn anything or take your advice, then chances are they may not be the great prospect you were looking for.  Keep that in mind for yourself too – none of us have all the answers and the more open we are to learning, the faster we and our businesses will grow.

Entrepreneurial Mindset: As you first begin to interact with a prospect is when you should start to assess them and figure out what their motivations are.  The important part is determining their mindset about finances and money.  Do they think that making money is about having a job and getting paid or is it reflected more in an investment and profits sort of way? Don’t get me wrong.  Wage earners play an important role in society but the hourly earning approach may not necessarily make them into the MLM leaders of tomorrow.  It might but it might not.  A person who has knowledge about owning a business or investments may be more likely to possess entrepreneurial qualities and have a better understanding of the startup costs that are required to begin and know that building a business doesn’t happen overnight.  It takes time and the entrepreneur knows that and is willing to put the time in.  If you have limited time for prospecting, then focus on small business owners.  It is the best use of your time!

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Upbeat Attitude: You won’t like being around or be willing to coach prospects with a negative attitude.  It can be difficult to be around people that have a constant pessimistic outlook on life.  Our MLM business works so much better with people that are upbeat and positive.  Those negative people will need to have a huge change in their mindset in order to make it work.  Make sure to pursue the prospects that possess that positive outlook already because it’s those people that will potentially have an easier time prospecting themselves and won’t be discouraged at the first signs of difficulty.  And if you have a debbie downer attitude, get to work on seeing the cup is half full instead of half empty.  At least half full.

Self Starter: These are the type of people who will go out there and get things done.  Having people that are self-motivated as part of your team will prove to be a great asset as they are capable of identifying their own strengths and weaknesses.  Self-starters aren’t waiting to be told by anyone on what their next steps should be.  They recognize what paths are needed to be taken and take action.  These prospects will typically show the most enthusiasm.  I was a self-starter in this business 10 years ago.  I didn’t know what I was doing but I didn’t wait for someone else to tell me.  I figured it out.  If you have a great upline and training system to tap into, then by all means that is a great place to start but don’t tell yourself you won’t make it if you don’t.  It is amazing what we can achieve when we decide to.  I am so glad I decided!

Communication

Communication Skills: Prospects that have the ability to communicate clearly are a bonus to any downline.  Communication is more than being able to relay the messages they’re trying to convey but listening as well.  We want to listen twice as much as we talk.  Ask great questions.  Draw people out.  Show interest in what they are saying and being able to effectively express your own thoughts through verbal and non-verbal cues is a skill that can help grow any MLM business.  Look for people who are good at talking to people and care about communicating in a positive way.

These are what I consider the most important traits to look for during your prospecting time. Keeping them in mind as you speak with people will steer your efforts and time towards those who can help you get where you want to go faster and with more fun!

 

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Why Being The Worst Person In The Band Is A Good Idea

Were you ever in a band with someone that was a much better musician than you?  Or played tennis with someone that was a much better tennis player?  My Father was a tennis teacher and my brother is a tennis pro.  When I played tennis with them, it was amazing how much better I was.   I wasn’t in a band but the same principle applies.  When we surround ourselves with people that are more successful than we are in the very thing we want to be successful in, then we improve too!  This is true for everything – tennis, music, cooking, relationships, and network marketing too.  We all know that one of the best ways to learn is by experience.  Whether it’s a good experience or a bad experience, it will help teach us either way. However, as beneficial as it is to learn from what you have experienced, it can be far more efficient to learn from the experiences of others.

Personal experiences are a great learning tool but learning from others is faster and can save us a few headaches.  Lots of people have traveled down the same road you’re about to go down and, although it may not be exactly the same road, there’s a good chance that they’ve already experienced the same problems you’re facing and their knowledge is a fantastic resource for either solving them or avoiding them.

Figuring things out on your own does have its merits but ignoring the experiences of others can waste time and what you may experience may be unnecessary frustration. We learn from those with prior knowledge and discoveries when we attend school but as we get older, we tend to attempt to figure things out by ourselves.  Anybody relate to that?  Remember, there are lots of ways that we are able to learn from another’s experience.

 

Reading

 

The first place to start is by reading. The internet and books are great resources for researching others experiences. Biographies are a great way to see how people you admire or wish to be, have handled certain scenarios that they’ve faced. In our business, you can read network marketing leaders blog posts.  And there are lots of free training videos available on youtube.  Here are some of my favorite books on our profession.  (If using the internet as your primary resource, be sure the information is provided from a reliable source since some of it can be inaccurate.)

 

Network Marketing Mentor

 

Search for a mentor within your company.  Reach up to your sponsor and upline and make sure they know who you are.   Your relationships with your upline and leaders within your company and our profession are worth their weight in gold.  There are two ways to build our business – fast and fun or slow and painful.  If you want more of the former, seek out a mentor to help you learn what you need to know faster!

 

Networking Events

 

Be sure to attend your company functions.   This is a great place to meet and introduce yourself to the leaders and to start the process of connecting with the people that can make a difference in what you learn and how fast you learn it.  After my first few conferences, I really began to understand how important they were to my success.  Build friendships with your mentors.  Not in a self-serving way but in a genuine, caring and reciprocal way.  The old saying that “people don’t care what you know till they know how much you care.”  Be sure to ask questions and attend as many functions as possible to continuously expand your own knowledge and network.  Don’t worry about being the “worst person in the band”.  I completely believe we really are the sum total of the 5 people we spend the most time with.  Be sure that your five are helping you to get what you want in life.

I encourage you to try something new every day. By increasing your experiences, you will gain a great amount of knowledge that you will be able to apply in the future.  What we want is just outside our comfort zone and by continuously trying new things and doing the things that make us nervous, the faster we will get where we want to go.  The more you surround yourself with great mentors and leaders, the faster you will be able to find your greatness. The only way that all the new knowledge you learn will be effective is by using it daily.   You know you are on to something, when as your experiences grow, others will come to you for advice and how to handle the very same scenarios that you once faced.  Move forward every day, even if it seems like just a bit!

 

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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!

Network Marketing leaders are readers!

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:

Penny Doubled

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

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

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

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

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

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How to Successfully Work With Long Distance Team Members

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

 

Set Up Regular Check Ins

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

 

Provide the Right Tools

 

Long Distance Team

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

 

Video Chat Regularly

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

 

Encourage Your Team to Attend Events

Long Distance Team

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

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

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

The Prosperity Game: Make Your Money Work For You

The Prosperity Game

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

It’s Time To Save and Invest!

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

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

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

The Prosperity Game

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

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

Share this free tool with your team!

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P.S. I hope my tips on making your money work for you are of value to you. If you liked this blog post, I think you will love my post on How to Stay Persistent and Reach Your Goals.

5 Pin Worthy Home Offices

The weather is heating up and summer is almost here! When it’s nice out and the beach is calling it makes it harder to work from home. To hunker down and get the work done before we run off to the beach, the cafe, outdoors…Concentration levels start to weaken and all you want to do is put your toes in the sand. Setting up the ultimate dream office definitely helps to motivate you as you build your network marketing business from home. It is very easy to go into “Summer Mode” and not work your business very hard or very consistently.  I can tell you one thing:  those of us that plant the seeds in the summer will reap a greater harvest in the fall.  Don’t fall into the “everyone is away” trap.  They aren’t but if they are, they are in a lot of ways more likely to have time to be open and listen to what you have to say.  Back to the home offices: here are 5 pin worthy home offices I love!

1. The artist retreat.

I love this home office because it inspires creativity. It’s always good to take breaks throughout the day when working at your computer. Any artists out there?  Why not paint or draw for 15 minutes?  The new adult coloring books seem to be taking the world by storm.  I know some people that love them and some that can’t stand them.  The idea though is to take a break and do something that feeds your creative soul.

Beautiful Home Offices

Image: Ikea

 

2. The center of attention.

Working from home has a lot of great perks and one if them is that I get to spend more time with my family. I wouldn’t suggest putting your main desk in a communal area, but it is nice to be able to sit and work in the same room with your family.  Good one to watch though – when the kids start saying things like “you are always working”, then best to put work away and just be present with them.  Who doesn’t watch The Voice with their laptop going at the same time?

Home offices

Image: Crate and Barrel

 

3. The ultimate view.

I travel a lot and I love when I get lucky and get a great balcony with a view. I love the idea of outdoor home offices. Constant fresh air and great lighting.  I am working on this one for our San Francisco home!  Just need to get a heat lamp too.  Fresh air breaks are good just remember to focus and be consistent.

Outdoor Home Offices

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4. The space saver.

If you are just starting your network marketing business, you may want to start out with a desk that doesn’t take up too much space. I love this folding desk.  Very economical for space and money.  And it doesn’t require an entire room.  Just be sure you explain to the lovelies you live with that when you are working, you are working.  Our kids don’t understand how I can be on the phone so much….

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5. The shed office.

Need your own personal hideaway? I love this idea! Get away from all the distractions of the house with a cool shed office.  We actually looked at real estate this week on Vancouver Island and one of the features of the house I loved was a boat house.  It had great office written all over it.  Alas, it is too big of a project for us right now but love the idea of an office outside of the house but real close to it.  Good way to separate home and work too.

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Image: Flexjoy

I hope these fun home offices inspire you to create your own dream space. Having your own personal work sanctuary will really help when you are antsy to get out side and play. I redecorated my home office a couple of months ago.  Painted the desk a cool blue gray, got a comfy chair just for conference calls and webinars, some new art work and voila – love this space even more.  Even a little something can lift your spirits in your home office.  Just remember…work hard, then play hard.  Enjoy the upcoming days of sun and vacation and it is always a great time to share what you do and love.

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P.S. I hope my tips on working from home 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.