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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.

Home Based Business Success

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.

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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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Will Your Money Mindset Make a Difference in Your Network Marketing Business?

How important is your Money Mindset to your Network Marketing Business?

Your money mindset will absolutely make a difference in your network marketing business and it is also very important for your success!  Let me ask you a question.  How do you feel about this sentence:  You will only make as much money as you have developed your mind for wealth?

Does it make sense to you?  Do you really understand what the message is?  Read it again.  Do you believe you can develop your mind for wealth or for at least more money?  I do.  Because I did exactly that.  Today’s blog is about something that is very important to me: our money mindset.

How do you feel about money?  Do you really know how you feel about money?  Do you know what your money mindset is? Do you hear yourself say things like “he is filthy rich.”  Or “she is so rich, she must be lucky.”   Let’s take the “filthy rich” example.  If you think something is “filthy”, do you want more of it?  Who wants to be filthy anything?  A lot of people think that wealthy people are selfish, which always intrigues me because most wealthy people are actually very generous.  If you think wealthy people are selfish or acquired their wealth through unethical means, do you even want to become wealthy?   How do you feel when someone else has a lot of money?  Are you critical of others success?  Do you think celebrities, athletes and movie stars are “just lucky”?  If rich people are “bad”, are broke people “better”?  Who has the opportunity to serve more people: The person with means or the person without?  Sometime people get stuck that if they have more then someone else has less.  That isn’t true.  You need to believe in abundance and that you can be wealthy without taking anything away from anyone else.

Maybe you don’t want to become wealthy, maybe you just want to get past the just getting by phase.  It all works the same.  We limit ourselves.  We are the ones that put the cap on our potential, including our earnings potential.  Can you see how your language, how your beliefs about money could be sabotaging your ability to create more income in your life?  You can change your money mindset for sure.

It is fascinating to listen to people’s language about making money and rich people.  Most of us are walking around with the wiring from what we overheard about money when we were kids by family and friends who didn’t realize what an impact those faulty wires would have on us.   That was the beginning of our money mindset.  It is up to us to improve and expand it.

Change your Money Mindset. Change your life.

Money Mindset Exercise

Here is a quick exercise for you.  Pull out a blank sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle.  Write down Money is at the top of the left side of the page and Rich people are at the top of the right side of the page.  Now finish each sentence with as many adjectives as you can for about a minute each.  Now look at the words.  Are they empowering words?  Are they words like difficult, a pain, never enough, or hard to get?  If the words for how you describe money and rich people are less than positive, then you have some work to do to change the wiring you have acquired a long the way.  It happens to all of us and it is something you can change.  Just by becoming aware of it.  I promise you – it is holding you back both in life and in your network marketing business.

I believe money is fun.  I love investing money.  I love giving money to my favorite causes.  I love spending money on my friends and family.  I love creating passive income from my network marketing business.  But It definitely wasn’t always that way.  My parents had nine kids (in 11 years!) and money was definitely not abundant.  There were a lot of things we couldn’t afford.  I learned a lot of good things about money from my parents like saving and living within your means but what I learned about attracting money and investing and improving my money mindset came much later.

About 15 years ago, I went to work on my money mindset.  I started reading books about creating wealth (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is still my favorite). I started associating with people who were very successful.  I started asking them questions and asking for their advice. I started paying attention to their language around money.  I have never heard a person who has a lot of money say “I can’t afford that”.  They may say, “I don’t need that.”  It is a choice, not a foregone conclusion.  Watch what you say to your kids.  Instead of saying “we can’t afford that”, how about a more empowering question like “how could we afford that?”  It will help create some entrepreneurship in your kids and it opens up the possibilities instead of shutting them down.  Start your kids off with a healthier money mindset than most of us started with.

Will your money mindset affect your network marketing business

Would you like to stop using language that doesn’t serve you?  If you have limiting beliefs about money then, no surprise – you won’t have much.  You are not better or able to serve many by staying broke. When you change the language of broke and move towards abundance, you change the possibilities for what is coming your way for the better!  And the others in your network marketing business will notice a difference in you.  This is a great thing to teach people, too.

What if your money mindset changed to where you could make as much money as you possibly could?

What if you made as much as you could?  What if you could give away a lot of money to help others?  What if you became one of the top earners in your network marketing business?  What if a lot more of us believed that was possible and went out and did it?  Here is the biggest tip for creating more income:  create more value in the marketplace.  The value you create is directly related to the income you will earn.  If you want more money, provide more value!

I believe we are here to help each other and one of the best ways to serve is to create more income in our lives so we have the opportunity to help more people.

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Network Marketing Tip: Do You Need to Meet Industry Leaders?

Network Marketing Tip: Mentors are Important!

Network Marketing Tip:  Is it important to meet Industry Leaders?

The short answer is yes. Absolutely.  Success really does leave clues.  And if you want what successful people have – the easiest way for you to get there is to follow in the footsteps of people who have already been there.  My life is absolutely different and better today because of mentors AKA Industry Leaders.  Mentors will help you in ways you can’t even imagine today.  Real leaders have a heart space to help other people become successful too!

Here is a network marketing tip and example for you of what I am talking about.  I just returned home from the Top Earner Academy event with Ray and Jessica Higdon, two rock stars in the network marketing training space. I had the great pleasure of meeting Lisa Grossmann and Curtis Broome while I was there. Lisa and Curtis have been in the network marketing industry for about 25 years and hugely successful in building great businesses all over the world AND consult with many network marketing companies on how to be well, just better.  Do you think they might be able to teach us a few things?  Do you think they are true leaders in our industry?

I loved hearing Lisa speak at the Top Earner Academy event and knew that I wanted to meet her and get a chance to talk with her before the event was over. I was surprised (and elated) when Lisa came up to me after I spoke on the Success Panel and said “I am so glad I get to meet you. I have been following you for a long time.” I thought – “really, me?”.   (Do you recognize that little voice inside all of us that questions if we really have something worthwhile to offer? Ignore it.  Tell it to be quiet and go away.) Needless to say, I was very happy that she did come up to me!  Because even though we hadn’t met, I knew Lisa was one of the top leaders in our industry!

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Take advantage of the opportunities before you and talk to the Leaders in the room!

After the session that day, I was so tired and really just wanted to head back to my room and was doing so, when I heard my higher self say, “you need to go back and find Lisa and Curtis and see if they want to go to dinner tonight or meet for breakfast tomorrow. You have been given this opportunity for a reason.” So I made myself walk back, found Lisa and asked her. And I did indeed get to spend several hours talking with Lisa and Curtis that night. You know when you make a connection with someone and you just know it will be an important relationship in your life? Well, that is how I felt.

The moral to the story is:  first, put yourself in situations where you can meet industry leaders and potential mentors and when you do put yourself in situations where you have the opportunity to reach up and meet someone  – say an Industry Leader, that you really admire and want to get to know, then let them know that. Take advantage of the situation you put yourself in. Create the situations where that is possible. Recognize who are the potential agents for good (friends/mentors/trusted advisors/industry leaders) in your life and seek them out. Don’t give in to “I’m tired” or “they won’t want to talk to me” or “maybe another time”. No, right now is the time that you have been offered to meet that person.  It is good to reach up!

Network Marketing Tip:  Be courageous and approach the Industry Leaders!

Network Marketing Tip: Approach the Leaders!

Force yourself to walk back and put yourself smack into the situations and connections and friendships that can make a difference for you. It might be a successful business owner you know that is just looking for a new business. It might be a teacher or a mentor that you meet at an event. It might be the organizer of a networking event you just attended. The best way to create success is to surround yourself with people who have done what you want to do. Those opportunities happen more often than we realize – don’t ignore them or cave into the little voice that holds us back. I am so glad I didn’t the other night!

Overall, the top earner academy was a huge success and a great learning experience.

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What is the Most Under-utilized Tool in Network Marketing? 3 Way Calls

Network Marketing Tip: 3 Way Call

Network Marketing Tip:  When and How to use 3 Way Calls

Would you like to understand when and how to use the most under-utilized tool in Network Marketing?  Let me ask it another way.  Would you like to build a bigger business?  The 3 way call is one of the very most effective tools we have in our industry and it is shocking how it doesn’t get used so much more. When it is used correctly, it is an incredible way to close more reps and build better relationships. I had a mentor years ago share lots of network marketing tips with me – but this was one of the best ones.  And it is really quite simple.  But there is a proper chain of events that should happen to have the most effective 3 way calls you can have.

 

The first thing I want to clear up is clarifying that  3 way calls aren’t just for rookies.  I have earned millions of dollars in this industry and in the last 24 hours, I have brought my sponsor, Kelly Bangert (another 7 figure income earner) on to 4 calls with me!  (He is the handsome devil in the picture below.  LOL)  Network Marketing Tip #1:  If you want to build a bigger business, realize while it is GREAT for brand new people to use 3 way calls, even as you advance in rank, you should always use 3 way calls and I will explain why.

Yes, it is especially important for new people because they will learn by listening to you and the more you can help your new distributors to feel good, to feel like they are getting it, to make more money sooner and to build a bigger business – the better for everyone!  But why would I have brought my upline on to FOUR 3 way calls in the past 24 hours?  One reason:  Third Party Credibility.  And sometimes that just is the best tool in the toolbox.  Sometimes it is incredibly effective to let a 3rd party share why they said yes to your company and what is so great about the comp plan, etc…
You might say something very similar but sometimes your prospect will get more out of hearing it from someone other than you or someone in addition to you.

How to Use 3 Way Calls

3 Way Calls: When do you use this tool?

Network Marketing Tip #2:  You use 3 way calls AFTER your prospect has been exposed to your opportunity via two tools.  If you want to build a bigger business and create a relationship with your upline, sponsor or teammate then you need to follow this   You need to do your job first which is to introduce your prospect to your business by having them watch a video, attend an event, watch a webinar, or listen to a conference call.  Ideally, your prospect would have “two exposures” before you bring your upline or your sponsor on.

If you have done that and followed up with your prospect correctly (read timely followup), and asked the question “What did you like about what you saw or listened to?”   You want to draw out as many positives as you can.  And they tell you what they liked.  And if they tell you a lot about what they liked, then maybe they don’t need a 3 way call and you can say “Sounds like you liked what you have seen.  Let’s get you started.”  This is where you lead them to a decision.  And a lot of people will say okay.  The first few times it happens, you will be thinking to yourself – “Really?  Really, you are ready to sign up?”  But don’t say that out loud….

When to Use 3 Way Calls in Network Marketing

Can you see how this network marketing tip will help you to build a bigger business faster?

You will have a much better chance of closing more prospects if the people you bring on to the call have had two exposures to tools and or events. You see, it isn’t a correct use of 3 way calls to think that your upline is going to do all the work.  You have to prime the pump.  So let’s say you ask “What did you like best about what you saw or heard?”  And they tell you all of that and they also say “I have a few questions.”  Great. Questions are good.  It means they have interest.  It means they are giving this serious thought.  Okay –  now you can say, “That’s great.  I see you have some great questions.  I would love to bring my business partner on the line and we will answer your questions together.”

Importance of Edifying on 3 Way Calls

Network Marketing Tip #3:  This isn’t the time to edify the upline. Not yet.  So you have let your upline know ahead of time that you were in follow up call mode and they are on stand by in case you need them.  Now your educated prospect has questions and you have casually said you would like to bring your business partner on the phone.  Time to get them all on the phone together.  NOW you edify the heck out of the upline.  The reason not to do it before is a person’s wall of resistance will go up if they think you are going to bring on the master closer….  Once the 3 of you are ON the phone together, now is the time to edify the upline.  Another common mistake many people make is they edify the prospect to the upline.

Wrong way!  You tell the prospect all the great things about the 3rd party on the phone – your upline or your teammate.   You tell them how lucky we are to get this person on the line, that she is the top income earner, or the only X rank in the area, or just the best sponsor you could have asked for. Make your prospect feel comfortable and lucky to be on the phone with you and your upline/sponsor.  And now this is really important.

It is time for you – the organizer extraordinaire of 3 way calls to be quiet.  Don’t interrupt.  Do let your upline do most of the talking.  This isn’t always easy. You think of something they forgot.  You think of something that would really help…. If you really want the 3 way calls to work and to build a bigger business faster, then almost all of the time you just want to be quiet and let your upline work the 3rd party magic.  And never correct the person you just edified.  Even if they say something wrong.  Your prospect doesn’t  know.  You can clear it up later…  Chances are really good it isn’t important anyway.

How to build a bigger business

Lastly, set a goal for how many 3 way calls you are going to do each week. Track those numbers.  The more 3 way calls you have, the more it means you are doing the right things – contacting and inviting people to look at your products/services and opportunity.  When you bring more qualified prospects to a 3 way call, you are closing more people. It works. This is also a great way to get your upline’s attention.  When we see our teammates doing the right thing and engaging, we are more involved in their success.  And that is always a good thing!  Here’s to you building a bigger business and helping all of us to make the 3 way calls to no longer be under-utilized!

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Network Marketing Tips: How To Get More Customers

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Wouldn’t it be great to know how to get more customers?

Here is a question.  What if you could show and tell your prospective customers how to use your products and what you like about them?  What if there was a way to get your passion across in a duplicatable way – there is. I know videos are a great way to set you apart from the pack. They aren’t always easy to get done and lots of things get in the way but it is so true that the more you do, the easier it becomes. Create a video that shows your prospects how to use your products – whatever that might be – whether it is a health and nutritional product, or a body wrap or a legal service.

You could create a video that highlights the main products and explains when and where they would use it.  This short video is a quick example that I created for my company’s product line.  You get the idea.  It doesn’t have to go into all the ingredients and the features.  You will convert more prospects into customers because people feel like they know you. Like they have met you via the video.

Create a video to share how and when you use your  products.

How to get more customers …. it’s all about being personal

Just a quick overview with some of the things that you really like about product X.  Tell your story.  Telling a story will always make your videos more interesting and personal.  And it will be easier for you to create them!  And remember when you are creating a video – you are talking to ONE person.  Make it friendly and accessible.  Don’t think about the thousands that might see it.  Think about your neighbor across the street – the one you really like that is the perfect customer for your product or service.  And above all – don’t try to be perfect.  If you do, it may not ever get done.  Just start….  It is our quirks that make us interesting anyway.  All you have to be is YOU on camera. Make sure you smile more than usual and pump up the energy too.  The camera responds well to movement and passion in your voice.  I know I need to learn to relax more and smile more, too in front of the camera. All a work in progress!

Once you have this video, then you can start sharing it online.  You will have it to send out in emails when prospects inquire.  You can post it on Facebook and in Facebook groups.  You can write a blog about it.  You can publish it on Youtube.  Videos are so multi-purpose.  And they last.  You can use them over and over again.  And people love seeing and hearing you share what and why you love your products.  And I would expect that you would be one step closer to figuring out how to get more customers.

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Network Marketing Tips: Creating a Video on How to Join Your MLM Business

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Network Marketing Tips: Using Video

Something you might want to do for your network marketing business is to create a short video on HOW to join your business.  I get asked all the time how do I get your products?  How do I join your business?  Now I can send this short video that makes it easy for them and gets them started. People want to know how to join your mlm business.  Here is a quick example of what this type of video could look like.  Don’t make it hard….Don’t overcomplicate it.  It is so easy to not get a simple video done.  Believe me, I know….  This is just an example.  You don’t have to get too technical.  You don’t have to explain all your programs and options.  Just help your customer or possible builder get started.

Video: How to Grow your Business

Network Marketing Tips:  Creating a video on how to join your MLM Business

It should be short and sweet, personable, an easy process and most of all, help lead them to a decision. We all want a lot of customers right?  Not everybody is a business builder and we so appreciate our customers too! A video like this will also attract the business builder because they will see that you are in business and that you mean business. You are taking the time to do something that most people don’t do. And in the world of social media and the internet – videos are definitely winning. The more videos you have out there, the more people will find you and the more you will dominate the space you are in. The power of video is it is almost like you are there in person with them. It is SO much more personal. It reassures people that you are real.

A lot of us have fears and blocks about the camera and creating videos.  Sometimes we get stuck as soon as the camera is on us.  I know I was like that and can still need to run around the block a couple of times after a video session.  I have gotten much better though than I used to be – it takes practice.  That old saying about practice makes perfect.  It’s true but we don’t need to be perfect.  We just need to be better.  I remember reading a book called “The Purple Cow”, by Seth Godin.  I read that book when I first got into the network marketing industry and the message was because of all the advertising we see on a daily basis, that you needed to be a purple cow to stand out and be seen.  Videos will set you apart from what a lot of people are doing to build their network marketing business.  This is just one example of a quick and easy one that everyone can do.  Another network marketing tip:  if it is easy and duplicatable, then your team will grow faster.

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Is Your Business Off to a Great Start in 2014?

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It’s two plus weeks into the New Year.  I hope your holiday season was wonderful, warm and filled with love and family.  If you are like me, the last two weeks have felt good to get back to “normal” life, too.  And I bet you have lots of great goals for being successful in mlm and ideas for how this year is going to be different and better.  Me too!

I love the beginnings of a new year and for lots of reasons, I am especially looking forward to 2014!  I think it is because we have spent the last 18 months building the foundation for my new multi-level marketing business with Jeunesse and it is really starting to come together.  I am excited to see where we will be one year from now.

One thing I have noticed is that we have great plans and goals in January and we start the year with the best of intentions and typically by mid- February we are off the rails.  Sound familiar?  How can we make this year the best we have ever had? It has everything to do with our commitments and our obligation to follow through.  We show up for so many things but we don’t always show up for ourselves!

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Here are a couple of things I am committing to in 2014.  

I have stepped up my commitments to my Jeunesse business and as an entrepreneur.  My team and I started a 90 day blitz for the first quarter of the year.  That means we are stretching and pushing to do more each day, each week and each month than we did last quarter!  We can do anything for 90 days!  This works and is necessary to be successful in network marketing. I am so excited about where we will be one year from now.

I have stepped up my commitments to my health.  I am going to eat more fruits and vegetables and less sugar.  (would someone help me throw out the leftover Christmas chocolates?)  I am going to exercise first thing in the morning because all too often it doesn’t happen later in the day.  And I am going to get myself to sleep by midnight.  The last 3 out of 4 nights I have succeeded.  (I am a night owl – I love to work in the middle of the night but I know it isn’t good for me.  Not sleeping when we should be is aging to our bodies…which is the opposite effect of what Jeunesse products are trying to achieve).

Why do we fall off the rails of our New Year Goals?

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Most of us have a very hard time with discipline and consistency.  We want to be our own boss and to be successful working for ourselves. I think most of us think discipline isn’t a nice word.  I had to rethink what I thought discipline meant and when I did, it changed everything.  Discipline and being consistent is key to success in everything.

Whether it is losing weight, creating a great relationship, building your networking business or investing – being disciplined and focused is what makes it all happen.  Every day we have the chance to start anew, to start over, to start again.  Give yourself a break on the days where you fall short and keep going.  Most of us fall off the rails because we give up.  One thing that works for me is to write down my goals for the year and the steps I am going to take to make those goals happen.  And then I print that page out and I revisit it each week.  That keeps me focused and on track.

When I am feeling out of sorts, I change my physical state.  We can change our emotions and our sense of well-being very quickly.  It is just a choice.  Getting up and moving around, going for a walk, lifting weights for 5 minutes will move you to a more positive and productive mindset very quickly.

Then you will be in a better frame of mind to tackle that phone call or to set up that appointment.  Every day do the important activities to move your business forward.

At the end of the day, feel great about what you did get done.  Our to do lists are a mile long (at least mine is) and we will never get it all done.  I had to train myself to appreciate and feel good about what I got done and not focus on what I didn’t get done!  It makes a huge difference, especially if you are in the habit of falling asleep at night fretting about what you didn’t get done.  Guess what you will dream about?    It is so much more rewarding to feel good at the end of each day!

 2013 Recap

Every year, I “close” the ending of a year. I love to go through the past year and savor what happened before I really dive into the New Year.  At the beginning of each year, I also always choose one word or a phrase that will sum up the new year.  In 2013 it was appreciate and laughter.  This year the phrase for the year is PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS.  I am really going for it this year.

I heard this quote the other day:  Be grateful for where you are and where you are no longer.  I encourage you to be thankful for what you have accomplished.  2013 was a big year for me.  Here are some highlights.

  1. Mark and I celebrated our first year of marriage.

  2. I celebrated my one year anniversary with my new company – Jeunesse.

  3. I created the foundation in my new business for a great and long term success.  I feel honored to get to work with the leaders on our team – blessed to have them in my life.

  4. My team and I created a duplicatable system for our team to run with.

  5. I created a new brand, new websites and revamped social media sites

  6. We celebrated Christmas for the first time with our 3 kids.

  7. I participated in several life changing mastermind events.

  8. I hired marketing mentors to help me achieve my dreams.  Everyone needs coaching.

  9. I presented at our Jeunesse Las Vegas Convention in front of thousands of people – so much fun and feels like home!

  10. I traveled to Maui, Las Vegas, Napa, Mendocino, Orlando, New York City, Bangkok, Vancouver Island and Vancouver.  Plans are already in the works for Palm Springs, Vancouver, Seattle, and Italy.

 Make your network marketing business a success in 2014!

I am thrilled with the results of 2013 and believe me, when I say that I believe 2014 will be the best year yet.  When we focus on what we want and pull out all the stops, it is amazing what we can accomplish.  You can change your life.  We all can.  We all can create more than we can imagine.  There has never been a better time to be in the networking business.  And the internet and social media make it 1000 times easier to build a global business than even 5 years ago.  What are you waiting for?  No one else is going to take care of your retirement or send those kids to college.  We are the ones we have been waiting for.  Let’s go get it done!  I wish you a fabulous 2014!

 What are your goals for 2014? Comment below if you’re committed to pulling out all the stops in 2014!

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