Successful Network Marketer–Mirror, Mirror On The Wall What Product Is The Catchall?

When beginning a home based business on line one of the areas considered is what product or service to choose that will move you closer to your goals in life.  Whether your goal is to be financially free, travel or even just earn an extra $500 a month having the right product or service will help you reach your target much faster.  To be a Successful Network Marketer–”Mirror, Mirror On The Wall What Product Is The Catchall?” will be the question to ask.

Most people who get into network marketing go about finding a product or service backwards.  They begin by looking for a product or service that they have fallen in love with and then go out finding others and convince them of their need for the product or service.  Their thought is they will be able to recruit them as a customer and/or a business partner in the venture.  If the product or service you have chosen to fall in love with is not appealing to the masses then your job becomes much more difficult.  With this being the case the chances of you reaching your dreams and goals in life are diminished which translates into you taking longer to achieve them or maybe not at all.

The best way to search for a product or service is to find one that the masses are already clamouring for and fall in love with that product.  You see with this type of product or service people will come to you looking to buy and all you will need to do is let the public know that you have the product or service they are seeking.  You will not have to convince them that they need it because they already have the belief that they do.

Sometimes the pot is sweetened even more when the product or service is an exclusive to one company.  This also eliminates much of the competition since the product or service is an exclusive.  For example when you are in the business of selling cell phones and the needed packages that go with them there are many online companies doing so.  Also the independent distributor is competing with the major telephone companies for that same piece of the pie and these companies can afford to give the best deals where the distributor cannot.  The company the independent distributor has joined can only do that if they reduce the profit margins which in turn gets passed on to the distributor in the form of a smaller bonus check.  Having that exclusive product or service certainly makes the job much easier for the independent distributor.

The only ingredient that is missing are the skills needed to talk to people without raising their salesman alarm.  Once the alarm is raised the chances of you being able to sell your product or service are little to none.  These skills are taught by tomlydTom “Big Al” Schreiter who is a very successful network marketer and generic trainer.  In most cases having the proper communication skills is as valuable as having that one of a kind exclusive product or service.

Remember in your search for a product or service to sell, it is not about you but about the public and how you can help them get what they are looking for.  To be a Successful Network Marketer–Mirror, Mirror On The Wall What Product Is The Catchall? will be the question to ask.  As always we recommend, do your due diligence on the company and it’s leadership to be sure you are safe and read your Policies and Procedures to make sure you know what is expected of you.

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Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership With A Vision

"You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself." — Galileo

MLM Frustration-Michael Oliver’s Top Ten List on Why Distributors Don’t Take Action

Michael Oliver  has put together a list of the top ten reasons why distributors just can not take action or hold back from ever talking with other people about their business.  Talk about MLM frustration….it sure is frustrating as the upline to watch the downline struggle so much and never take action on anything they plan to do.

This list sure helped explain the hold ups and helps us understand our downline better.

“Here are my top ten reasons why most distributors hold back from talking with people about their business, and what to do about it.

10. No Desire To Grow The Business

Let’s face it – there are those in your team who just aren’t builders. Maybe they only want to be customers.  Who knows?  Accept it, acknowledge it and keep in touch with them, but spend your time with business builders.

9. Their Income Will Only Grow As Far As They Do

Whether it’s money issues or lack of self-mastery, for many, limitation issues based on past subconscious programming (that are reflected in present behaviour) can hold them back from talking with people.

Even top athletes and champions have trainers and coaches. Find one you like who will help you work on your strengths and eliminate your limitations.

8. Fear Of Not Knowing How To Approach People

Approaching and connecting with people in a social situation is for many distributors relatively simple. However, when it comes to talking about their business or products, they fall to pieces! Why? Because they think they have to impress by telling.

Wrong approach! It’s not about you as the distributor – it’s about them. Talk with them about them! Find out if there is a difference between what they have and what they want.  If there is a difference and it’s important enough for them to change, offer your solution. If it’s not, don’t.  Easy!

7. Fear Of Not Knowing What To Say

Say little and ask a lot!

6. Don’t Know What To Ask

Learn to ask the right types of questions and know when to ask them. This will get you the answers you need to decide whether you want to propose your solution. If you’re serious about your business you’ll learn what to ask and use what you learn.

5. Don’t Know What To Listen For

What you’re listening for is the same thing as what you’re asking.  Is there a problem, and are they prepared to do something about it?

4. Don’t Know How To Listen

How to listen is as important as what to listen for. Learning what to ask, what to listen for and how to respond makes listening easier.

3. Don’t Know How To Respond

Whether responding to a question, statement or concern, it’s important to always understand the meaning behind what is being said before replying.  What people first ask and say is very rarely what they mean to ask and say. Sometimes they don’t know themselves, but they ask or say something just to get the ball rolling.  Clarify by asking before giving an answer. It will give you and them a clearer picture and makes you appear really smart!

2. Fear Of What Friends And Associates Might Say To Them

This is about self-mastery, self-worth, and your level of desire and commitment to change your present situation. If you allow someone else to influence how you think and feel, then you’re giving away your emotional power.

The idea that someone can make you feel a certain way is ridiculous! You choose what you want to feel. If feeling a certain way historically gets you into trouble then be aware of it and change it.

And last, the number one reason distributors hold back from talking with people about their business …

1. Fear Of Being Rejected

As I’ve said many times, the key is not to overcome the fear because it will always be there. It will never go away. The key is to discover the cause of the fear, and ELIMINATE it.”


As you can see it appears to be not knowing what to say or what to do that creates the fear and causes a lack of action.   If you are interested and want to learn some very easy skills so you too will  gain the confidence you need that will finally allow you to pull the trigger and take action to talk to people, may we suggest Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter skills.  He is a master at teaching us how to prospect with no pressure on anyone, no rejection and no fear for you! 

Start by reading this free list of 25 Essential Skills for Networkers shared by our good friends Bob and Anna Basset.  If you want more information, please visit www.BigAlSkills.comtomlyd.  You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to get better at your business!

And if you are still interested in learning these skills, please be in touch. 

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Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership With A Vision

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. by Joel A. Barker


Frustrated Network Marketer–More Rejection Isn’t Good for You

More rejection isn’t good for you. As a frustrated network marketer I am sure I didn’t have to tell you this.

tomlydFollow Tom “Big Al” Schreiter in this example of how to avoid that rejection.  He makes it sound very simple.  Could it be as simple as Tom “Big Al” Schreiter tells us.  I believe it is.  He has used these very skills to build very successfully in two separate companies with  downlines of 100,000  and 300,000 using the skills that he teaches world wide as a generic network marketing trainer today.

The scenario goes like this:

New distributor: “But I contacted 100 people and only one person wanted to come to a presentation. I hate all this rejection!”

Sponsor: “Great! See what is happening? For every 99 times you are rejected, you get one person to come to a presentation. All you need to do is to talk to more people.”

If you are the distributor getting all this rejection, you’re tired of hearing these rah-rah motivational lessons:

* Every “No” brings you closer to a “Yes.”
* Pretend that you are getting paid for every “No.”
* They’re not rejecting you, they are just rejecting the opportunity.
* Each “No” is just one person closer to a “Yes.”

Wouldn’t it be easier to learn new skills? New skills that will get more prospects to tell you “Yes”? Wouldn’t it be more fun to get 50 people to say “Yes” instead of only one person out of 100?

Instead of working harder, and getting more rejection, let’s learn new skills.
Ready to start now?

Several years ago I recorded an interview with telephone networking superstar, Tom Paredes. He shared his awesome contacting skills and his unique three-call technique. Tom seldom gets rejection because of the methods he uses.

Of course you can order these interview CDs, but you can read the transcript of his entire interview at no cost.

This interview is quite long … really long. You’ll love the details of exactly what to say and do.
To read the complete transcript, simply go to:

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Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership With A Vision

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. by Joel A. Barker

PS: If you are like the majority of Network Marketers, then you are always looking to learn new skills and obtain more knowledge for yourself or to pass along to your team.  Contact us and we would be happy to share what we know works in this industry.

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Frustrated Network Marketer-Special Question to Turn Prospects Into Eager Buyers

What is the special question to turn prospects into eager buyers?  Well one good investment of your time to read this article will answer that question and end feeling of being a frustrated network marketer. 

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of a now out-of-print book (MLM War Stories) by “Telephone Techniques” guru, Tom Paredes.

On The Surface
Have you ever wondered about the impression you create, when you present your opportunity to prospects? I suggest that you take this question into consideration before your next presentation. Then, after your presentation, again ask yourself, “What impression did I present to my prospect?” How your potential distributors view you, plays an important role in successful recruiting. Remember, one of the primary reasons prospects join a program is because of the enroller.

To some degree, we are all sales-resistant. The next time you go shopping, give yourself a one-question quiz:

“Can you determine if the salesperson is salaried, or working on a commissioned basis?”

Have you ever noticed that when you go to a furniture or electronics store, a salesperson greets you at the door? Displaying a large smile, he asks, “May I help you?”

Without hesitation you respond, “No thanks, I’m just looking.” Then, as soon as they turn their back, you run down the aisle, and select the item you want. 

Why do we react in this manner? Could it be that we just didn’t want to be sold? If you don’t want to be sold, perhaps shopping in a department store is the answer to your dilemma. In most instances, the sales staff in your local department stores is salaried. Rarely will one of its members extend a personal greeting at the door. Equally rare are the occasions when a salesperson approaches you, offering assistance. More often than we like, we spend valuable time looking for a salesperson, especially when it’s time to check out!

Mistaken Identity.
It is my firm belief that the primary reason people are sales-resistant is because they are confused. Too often, we confuse peddlers with salespeople. Let me share a brief description of each with you. In this way, you’ll be able to distinguish between the two.

A peddler is someone who comes to your home or office. He informs you that you need what he has to sell. The full intent of this person is to insist that you buy.

A salesperson is someone who comes to your home or office. (However, this is where the similarity ends.) The salesperson asks, “What do you need?” Or, “What do you want?” Then, the salesperson fills that need or want.

With this in mind, isn’t it easier to understand why most of us are sales-resistant? If you had a choice, which of these two sales professionals would you prefer approach you? The peddler or the sales person?

Which of the two would your prospects judge you to be?

Now ask yourself, “Am I a peddler, or am I a salesperson?”

End of excerpt.

Hi – Tom “Big Al” Schreiter here.
tomlydTom Paredes wrote this in the 1980s. And it is certainly true today. Today, when we call a prospect to sell them on our opportunity, aren’t we being a peddler? We are interested in what we have to sell, and not as interested in what our prospects wants to buy.

How can we change our peddler image?

Why not try this one simple question?

“What would you like to know first?”

1. This stops us from pitching our business like a peddler.
2. This puts the prospect in charge of the flow of information and reduces his sales tension.
3. We will only be talking about the details that the prospect WANTS to know.
4. The prospect really feels we are listening to his wants and needs and respects us.
5. And we’ll separate ourselves so far from the competition, our prospect will only want to deal with us.

What a great and easy way to change how our prospects see us with a simple question that takes only two seconds!

If you would like to know how to create instant rapport in seconds, not hours – then you are ready to learn “How to Manipulate and Control the Minds of Others for Fun and Profit.” Learn this now and watch your life change immediately.


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Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership With A Vision

“You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him
discover it within himself.” — Galileo

Frustrated Network Marketer–Past Thoughts Have Created Your Present Circumstances

Have you ever wondered how you ever arrived in your present circumstances?  You even may have wondered why it always happens to you.  It may even seem unfair, when in fact it was your own thoughts that brought about your circumstances.  Frustrated Network Marketer–Past Thoughts Have Created Your Present Circumstances takes a look at why you are where you are today.

Napoleon Hill, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Richard Branson and many others who have success stories throughout history firmly believe that you become what you think as well as your circumstances come about through negative or positive thinking.  I know many people do not believe that their dominate thoughts control their circumstances and destiny in life.  It may seem this idea that your dominate thoughts can control or shape your circumstances seems far fetched.  I assure you, if you take the time to examine your situation you will discover the root of your circumstances were thought driven.

The universe, God or whatever higher power you believe in will generally give you what your dominate thoughts dwell on and translate it into reality.  Not always in the way you think because the higher power knows what is best for you.  The most successful people think positively and separate themselves from negatively thinking people. No! it does not mean they are snobbish but it does indicate they understand the damage negativity can cause to their dreams and desires in life.  You see people that think negatively, woe is me, spiral downward in life and business so very successful people stay away because negativity can be very damaging and contagious.  Does it mean successful people won’t hit bumps in the road?  No, but each time they get back on track and dwell on thoughts of success rather than on the bump in the road.  They learn from their mistakes and the bumps they have encountered and learn how to avoid them in the future.

There are many people today that live in a negative state when it comes to events in the future.  They think the worst and dwell upon those thoughts daily.  They continue down the path of “WOE IS ME” not realizing that they strongly emit negativity, about the situation that has not occurred yet, and brought their fear into reality.  There are certain personalities that analyze a situation or opportunity thinking the worst (sceptical) and unconsciously worry their worst fears into reality.  They overanalyze their situation and make decisions to avoid their perceivable catastrophe and live their life in this state.  Not only does their worst fears come true but they never take the chance on their dreams or desires and never reach full potential because the fear grew and they remained in the same state as before.  Never moving forward to achieve their life’s desires or dreams.

I have seen what happens to people who work the 9 to 5 job when the company announces cutbacks.  They begin to figure how much smaller  the pay check will be, direct negativity towards the company.  What they do not realize is their thought will bring about the reality they fear.  What is sad is the reality they fear may not have been theirs but because the universe is generous it gave them the reality based upon the thoughts they were dwelling upon.  Many of our negative thoughts are highly charged because negativity can produce deep emotions and we end up getting just what we feared most.  All brought into reality because of thought.

It is never easy to break a cycle that has been part f your life for many years.  Recognizing that you have this behaviour is the first step to moving forward towards a positive finish.  Instead of dwelling on the negative and the grim effects this may have, upon you and your family and lifestyle, direct your thoughts towards a positive solution so your dreams and aspirations have a chance to come alive.  The universe is also generous when we charge our dreams with positive thought which in turn brings about positive results.

I would recommend you take the time to read some books written by very successful people or the autobiographies written about them and learn how they thought, overcame obstacles and what they did to achieve their goals.  Also there are some great self development books you can read by Steven R Covey, Napoleon Hill and many others who can help direct your thoughts to a positive state with positive results.  By taking the time to read and ponder your present outlook on how you deal with life Frustrated Network Marketer–Past Thoughts Have Created Your Present Circumstances could be used to shape a positive future with success.  Let the universe give you something you really desire.

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Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership With A Vision

"You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself." — Galileo