Tuesday, October 21, 2014

So What Happened…?

So like I said in my last post, I signed up and went in full force.

One of the books my up-line sent me was by Mark and Rene Reid Yarnell titled “Your First Year in Network Marketing”. Awesome book! It really helped me to transition smoothly into the business. I’m going to be quoting them a lot in this blog and I strongly recommend the book to every new Network Marketer. The first thing I learned was the fact that there will be rejections and how to handle them. And I must say, there was and still are rejections! People are scared stiff of venturing into the world of Network Marketing. About 80% of the people I have spoken to so far just won’t hear of it. Even those who are already involved in marketing and marketing related activities/businesses flatly refuse to try network marketing. And one would wonder why that is, considering that this is about Team Work. We all remember the popular saying that “Team Work makes the Dream Work”. This is a typical expression of what Network Marketing is all about. That’s why it is called “Network” it’s a kind of chain that is connecting people to people. I love being connected to people! We all need each other, don’t we?

According to Cambridge Dictionaries Online, Network means “a large system consisting of many similar parts that are connected together to allow movement or communication between or along the parts or between the parts and a control centre” Network is all about a Team, it’s about team work, it’s about people, it’s about you and me, it’s about us. So when we talk about team work we are talking about people working with people. This means that network marketing is about people working with people. How difficult is that???!! Honestly, when people are not informed, working with them is real difficult!

So I thought… 

How about providing some form of information to our people, that way it will be easier to work with them to build a good network, a good team, a good connection because network marketing is the most lucrative business at the moment. It is the business of the 21st century. What you really need to do is plug in with the right mindset and you’re making it.

Most of the financial icons of our time are MLM believers. Robert Kiyosaki says “The richest people in the world look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work”. J. Paul Getty says “I would rather earn 1% of a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts”. Donald Trump was on David Letterman’s show and David asked him “What would you do if you lost everything and had to start from scratch?” Donald responded without hesitation “I would find a good network marketing company and get to work”. The audience [obviously highly uninformed] shouted and booed him and he responded “That’s why I’m sitting up here and you’re all sitting down there!” Now how about that?!

There are several different network marketing companies all over the world that we could plug into and gain this financial freedom we’re all aiming at. We’ll talk more on that later…

A bientot!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Network Marketing??? Nah!

Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit. This recruited sales force is referred to as the participant's "downline", and can provide multiple levels of compensation [Xardel, Dominique (1993). The Direct Selling Revolution. Understanding the Growth of the Amway CorporationBlackwell Publishing. pp. 1–4. ISBN 978-0-631-19229-9.]

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear about Network Marketing? What is your reaction to the idea of Network Marketing?

I asked a few friends these questions and they gave me all sorts of answers. One said “Ah! Do you want to recruit me now?” Another said “I just feel it’s not my thing” Yet another said “I’ve tried it so many times and failed, I can’t do it any longer. Nah!” I also got “Babe I can’t run around after people o, it’s really stressful” And “My dear, people will frustrate you in this!”

Here’s my own story…

Before now, I was so scared of and totally off Network Marketing that the sound or smell or thought of it sends me running like a scaredy cat with so many excuses ranging from “I’m not cut out for this thing” to “Network Marketing is not my thing” to “I’m not a buy and sell kind of person” to “I can’t run around after people for networking” the excuses were going on and on and on. I know we all either have used these excuses and more or know people who have used them. This was when I had not gone through the personal development which brought me to the full understanding that there is nothing I set my mind to do that I can’t.

Now I know that I can do all things. I can do whatever I set my mind to do. I am unstoppable. The human mind is awesome and limitless and can achieve anything it wants to. Once we decide and believe it we will surely do that. If you say “I can’t” then surely you can’t but if you tell yourself “I can” I promise you very surely you can and will.

My friend/colleague invited me to join a webinar and after some technical hitches [on my side], I joined halfway to the end but by the time the webinar was over I told myself “I can do this!” I also asked myself “If this lady who’s conducting the webinar, who I didn’t even know could achieve all of these and be earning a six figure income in one and half years, why can’t I” and that was it. I was in. A few days later I went and took almost all the monies in my Dom Account and registered and I started.

I am now a Network Marketing professional. I am now in business.

My team members bombarded me with welcome messages, my upline and hers with emails and documents to read and become educated on how to go about this business and every day there are messages of encouragement and tips from my team members to let us know we can do it and to know we are able and how not to stay down or defeated.

So what has my experience been so far? Hmmm… Awesome… Let’s save that for my next blog!

Thanks for letting me share, folks!