Frustrated Network Marketer–When The Hill Grows

Life is full of ups and downs, achievements and disappointments, successes and failures, joys and sadness.  In life there are no easy paths that lead to a perfect life where all is bliss and happiness all the time.  Along the path of life there are obstacles you will encounter and decisions to be made.  Frustrated network marketer – when the hill grows into a mountain what will you do?

There will be times when life delivers us a new challenge and the hill becomes a mountain.  It will be up to us to decide whether we accept the challenge or walk away.  How we handle a challenge will determine whether we will be successful or fail. The key is in your decision. The choice is yours alone. If a path of failure and disappointment is chosen there is no one to blame but you.

I know a network marketer who has been up to the challenge a number of years now.  You see the network marketing company she is with is not in her country but to her that does not matter.  Yes there are challenges but because it is what she wanted to do so she chose the path of success.  The company was a perfect fit for her so she accepted the challenges that she knew would be difficult but the road to success was in her view.  To her the decision that if she could not build her business in her country she would build it in countries that the network company was in was a decision she HAD to make.  She is successful now and in the near future she will have achieved her goals and be living her dreams.  She is an inspiration to those that know her and will be so to many many more.

Recently two network companies merged and with the merger both companies have gained expertise that they were lacking and in fact the new entity has increased in strength and expertise.  A move that was beneficial to both companies and the distributors.  New products introduced which means a learning experience for those that have not been introduced to these products before  and different selling techniques.  One of the unfortunate turns of events is that the company is not in all the countries that the merging company was in creating  new challenges for some of the distributors in those countries.  But for those that seek to achieve their dreams and goals they will find a way around or over the mountain that has obstructed their path.

How we deal with these mountains will determine whether we need to take a different path or continue on the path we are on and face the new challenge.  We need to remember that we are business people and need to make  decisions based on a business point of view and not on an emotional one.  Emotions tend to cloud your vision and give way to negative emotions if the situation does not follow the path we had set.  Stephen R. Covey in his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people” came upon a revelation and quoted it in his book.  “There is a gap or space between stimuli and response”.  The gap is the time you will have to make a decision to respond to the stimuli and the outcome will depend upon your decision.  Depending what the decision is, you will need to use the right criteria to make your decision and in business basing your decision upon an emotional response will lead down the path of negativity when in reality the situation you are cast into may be the best situation for you.

Frustrated Network Marketer–When The Hill Grows into that mountain that seems too high what will you do?  What will you do in that gap between stimuli and response?  I can only encourage you to make your decision based upon the right criteria and what is best for 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

Frustrated Network Marketer–The Wisdom Of Jim Rohn (Part 9)

Someone once said, “Don’t pray for things to be easier, rather, pray for more obstacles and more challenges, for it is out of these that man’s character and will to succeed are formed.”

When things become easy it is human nature to relax and move through life without expending energy and the desire to improve their circumstances and standing in life.  It is through adversity and challenges that we finally reach a point of being totally disgusted with our circumstances where we have had enough and admit to the world that we are going to make changes to our circumstances.  Frustrated Network Marketer–The Wisdom Of Jim Rohn tells us that it is only through adversity and challenges that we reach a point where we become tired of being defeated by life and the desire to succeed takes over.

Circumstances will never change, at least not by themselves, it is only when we decide to take action to change them.  Unfortunately large groups of humanity do not make the choice to take action and change their circumstances but rather wait for their circumstances to change.  They tend to blame their circumstances on an event or upon someone and go through life, living a life of defeat and slow progress as if life was designed to be this way.

Life will continue to march along even if your present situation is one of defeat.  You will wake up tomorrow and the world will continue unfolding situations as it has in the past.  Any situation or circumstance is just temporary and one can go from defeat to success as easily as going to the opposite. If you are feeling the humiliation and pain of defeat look around you and you will see many more who are experiencing the same.  Do not be told by others that it will pass because it will not pass unless you take action.  For all that are in the same situation only a few will lift themselves up to a new beginning.

Those that lift themselves up will be looked at and judged by others who will label them as lucky while being unaware of the rough path they have had before becoming successful. Be thankful for your trials and adversity for it is from these humble experiences that success begins.  As many other famous people have begun from these lowly places you can to and go to any place you want to.  Remember that people like Disney, Lincoln and Michelangelo also failed before reaching the level of success.  You can stand back and have self pity and live the Meagher life and that will be your choice.  When you make the decision to take action and realize present circumstances are temporary you will finally begin the path that leads to success.  The world around you will not care what decision you make because it will continue to march along anyway.

Frustrated Network Marketer–The Wisdom Of Jim Rohn can be a place to start where he will steer you in the right direction.  As Jim said “Each new day can be a season of spring if you want it to be and if you are tired of the present circumstances you are in.”  As he says the choice is yours, take action and head for success or remain just as you are living a lifestyle of defeat.  What do you want to do?

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Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership With A Vision

“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~  Jim Rohn

Frustrated Network Marketer–The Wisdom Of Jim Rohn (Part 2)

The length of your life can be compared to the four seasons. Spring represents your birth and the rest of the seasons describe the various ages throughout your life. Winter is the golden years of your life and the circumstances you are in or will be in during this time of your life will depend upon what you do in the other seasons.  Frustrated Network Marketer–The Wisdom Of Jim Rohn

The seasons are also related to a one year span and what you do in each of the seasons will impact the following season. Jim relates that to business and life in general. 


Spring is the season for activity and opportunity. It is the season for entering the fertile fields of life with seed, commitment, knowledge and a determined effort. It is not a time to spend time pondering past accomplishments or failures. Spring come ever so briefly so we cannot allow ourselves to be lulled into inactivity by being mesmerized by the beauty. Spring is the time for us to enrol into classes or move to another area or change our occupation. Time to clear the field of rocks and other obstacles, which are the negative opinions and comments of others. Jim has much to say about the negativity brought by others and recommends separating ourselves from those that carry them. Spring is the time to sow seeds abundantly, protect them and care for them. In business, spring is the time to plant seeds.

The spring season does not care if you sit idle and do not take advantage of the opportunity. Spring will continue to carry on and then be gone. What you do not do in the spring will affect the seasons to follow.


Summer is the time of constant effort, just as the seed pushes upward to reach above the soil to the sunlight and fresh air, so we must be in business and life. To move forward there must be constant effort because there will be challenges that might discourage the undeserving and weak. When you overcome one challenge another will appear for life is designed to be a story of achievement not the lack of challenges. “For without adversity achievement could not exist.”

Summer is the time to protect against negativity, grow and gain strength. “Develop an awareness of the fact that all good will be attacked. It is nature’s way of qualifying those who are worthy and those who are not.”


If you have planted abundantly in the spring the fall can be a season of great reward. It is in the fall that you will discover how long or short the winter will be. It is this season that will tell us if we had done what was required or did we just think and say we were busy. For those who just watched spring go by without preparing, fall will be a time of great regret, turmoil and anxiety. Fall is the season of judgement for you will know whether the crop is bountiful or if it is lacking. There can be no blame given towards the seed, soil or weather. The planter picked the soil and the seed so it is the planter who alone bears the accountability of either the success or the failure. “In all areas of the human existence, be aware that what we put into this world, we get back from it.” The difference between a small apartment and a mansion is like and average effort put forth in the spring compared to a massive effort.


Winter, like spring, can make a brief appearance in any other season. Even in the warm seasons winter can threaten the crop of our efforts. It will be how we respond to the crisis, whether we can minimize the devastation or not. Winter an also appear during the fall and render the crop useless or of very little value. Winter will always come bringing the cold winds but also in life and business bringing with it disappointment, tragedy and setbacks. Winter will find us in one of two states, we are prepared or we are not. For those that are prepared it can be another season of opportunity. A time for reading, planning and gaining strength. A time to enjoy the fruits of your labour, to share with friends and family. “Winter is a time for being grateful as well thankful for what we have and can yet achieve.

For those who are not prepared winter will be a time of regret. Having lacked the discipline needed to prepare in the spring the winter will be a time of horror and uncertainty. Winter touches our lives, tests us and can be a season of lost opportunity.

For those who are surrounded by winter let it not affect the arrival of spring.

If we live lacking the basics it is because we have missed a spring somewhere along the way.

Winter is a time for planning for the spring and not pondering the failures of the past. A time to re-evaluate both purpose and procedure, time to find new ways to solve problems.

Winter is a time to realize that spring is coming, a new year with new opportunities. A time to begin the New Year or start over building a new life.  Frustrated Network Marketer–The Wisdom Of Jim Rohn.

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Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership With A Vision

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn

Less Work For The Same MLM Reward


Life is a journey of deliberate steps. You put one foot in front of the other to get where warningyou want to go. No surprise, right?  Life is also about choices.  The decisions that we make each day ultimately lead us either in the direction we wish to go or away from that goal.  There are many challenges that can and do get in the way.

As network marketers we are bombarded each day with opportunities to make extra income from home. Decisions and choices that can make you or break you in this industry.  The problem is that the opportunities look really good. Many are.

When looking for an opportunity to join,  do not join because   YOU love the product. Because YOU love the product or service does not mean that everyone will.  Your decision will be much easier if you know and understand the compensation plan of the company/s you are looking at. The fact is that most of us become interested in the MLM to make extra money from home, so it would make sense to know how you will achieve this goal.

In network marketing we should be looking at ways to work smarter not harder.  And remember the product is not what pays you…the compensation plan pays you.

Everyone says that they have the absolute BEST compensation plan in network marketing. I am not sure how they know this if they never look at more than one or two compensation plans. Listening to and reading all the hype about a comp plan does NOT make it the best.

Take a look at the comp plan in this way. You want to be in the best possible position to actually make an income from ANY network marketing opportunity.

Consider this…There are signed and dated commission checks waiting for you the distributor to claim.  The checks are written in the amount of $10,000.00; EACH ONE, residual income month after month.  They are waiting at the top of two staircases.

There is a  50/50 chance that you choose the right path to take.  How fast you get there is up to you.  You see one staircase is 2200 steps while the other is 400 steps. You must choose the staircase to climb to collect the checks. 

Which one do you choose to climb?

Foolish question, right? Obviously you would climb the staircase with 400 steps, as you’d be doing less work for the same MLM reward!

stairsIf your goal is to earn $10000 per month, you have to find a group of people to join you in your business. You can use the same thinking when choosing the very  best MLM compensation plan.  But how big is that group? This is where knowing the answer to the 10k question comes in.

How many people do I need on my team to generate a walkaway residual income of $10000 per month?

Most respectable MLM companies require from 2000 to 4000 people in your downline of active distributors and customers; spending about $150 per month.

The answers we have collected range from as high as 28000 to a low of about 400. That means that if you are working in a company that requires 2800, you are working 7 times harder than you have to in order to achieve your financial goals.

Not only are you working harder to reach the same MLM reward, but it also requires that those who join you are working that much harder than is necessary.  Now to create retention, the comp plan has to be easily worked.  Those who you bring in have to be able to work the plan without working 7 to 49 times harder than is necessary.  So do you really want to continue in the roll of guinea pig when it comes to compensation plans?

Hold on … friends of ours, Bob and Anna Bassett were guinea pigs in a well known company  for  five long frustrating expensive years; only to find out much later that their answer to the 10k question was 10000 active distributors and customers all ordering 100 points (approximately $150.00/month)!  That meant they were working 25 times harder than necessary! No wonder their attrition rate was terrible, people left  before they got started.

The really sad thing is that like most of us they blamed themselves for their failure. When in fact most compensation plans do not reward us for our efforts.  If you want to make it in this industry, it is NOT THE PRODUCT that pays you, it is your compensation plan. So determine which MLM Company is offering the very best compensation plan that will reward you for your efforts.

It would be like climbing a 10000 step staircase when we could have chosen a 400 step staircase. Or like choosing a job at $2 per hour when we could have been doing the same thing at $50 per hour!

Fact, we all need the proper skills to succeed in MLM, but take a moment to calculate and know your 10k answer for your MLM opportunity.  You owe it to yourself and to those you are brining into your business. If you are struggling in your network marketing business, don’t be so quick to blame yourself.  No one would start a job without knowing the salary. No one should join a network marketing company without knowing the answer to the 10k question.

Choice your steps wisely.  If you need any help understanding what your 10k number is then be in touch and we would be honoured to help.

Commit To Success Today
Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership With A Vision

Frustrated Network Marketer – Are You Tired of the Humiliation of Cold Calling?

Whoever said a hundred "No’s" was a good thing is the same guy who stuck his hand on a stove burner as a baby and cried when his mommy pulled him away… neither one knew what they were talking about. Frustrated Network Marketer, are you tired of the humiliation of cold calling?

As a network marketer are you tired of having to deal with 100 "No’s" to reach your desired level of success?

How about having to make calls to people who don’t want to talk with you?

Are you tired of not knowing what to say next?

And tired of the humiliation of cold calling?

If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then let me tell you about the reality of cold  calling:
* It irritates most of the people you contact.
* It’s a total waste of your time because you spend much of your valuable time looking under rocks for uninterested prospects instead of spending time with those that want to find success as a network marketer.
* It positions you as a forlorn peddler instead of a helpful expert.

Do you think for a moment that coming from this position makes you attractive to your prospects?

What’s even worse was all the sleazy and ineffective "Sales Tricks" that they teach you to use that were supposed to overcome any challenges from prospects. You know those corny telephone scripts.
– You know the good old "I’m looking for leaders and we have the greatest… and are you ready to join?" close the deal. Or…
– What about the "Would you like to meet me this Tuesday morning, or would Thursday afternoon be better for you?" close the deal.

Come on! How do you like it when someone pulls that stuff on you?

Don’t these cold calling techniques make you fell sleazy?

What else does cold calling do for you?

At the end of the day, you feel rejected.    This really makes you want to get out there and do it all over again tomorrow, right?

It makes many people become lazy. Yes, that’s right lazy. Since most people don’t like rejection, they mismanage their time. They organize their office, count their paper clips, and do anything they can but deal with rejection.

When I discovered the alternatives to cold calling, I finally understood why I hated it.

Does this sound familiar?

Do you struggle with cold calling and dealing with 100 No’s?

Are you tired of having friends and family run and hide when they see you on the street?  They ban you from wedding and funerals?

Are you ready to discover a new and unique way to have people coming to you wanting to talk with you?

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Darlene and Dave 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. ~ Joel A. Barker