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Many businesses today advocate "continuous improvement" as part of their quality programs.  This applies to traditional business and MLM.

The focus is apparent that to be able to remain competitive in this current global economy the goal has to be to improve every aspect of the business.  If this fact is overlooked the competition will not be long surpassing them.

Life is a constant and continuous learning and growing experience. Growing and developing your “self” will eventually prepare you for when you do prevail and find success.

Your short- and medium term goals should be realistic and achievable, but your long-term goals should always far outweigh your present capabilities. As the Roman poet Virgil said, "Fortune sides with him who dares."

You have heard that to be successful in network marketing you should brand yourself. Improve you in every aspect.  Learn skills that will lead you to success.  If you are not constantly changing to remain attractive to your onlookers, the competition will move in where you have not kept up with the constant need for change.

MLM skills in marketing have changed substantially over the last several years.  It no longer works to use methods from the ‘70’s.  Making a list of your family and friends does not work.  This method has created a huge membership in the “NFLC”…”No Friends Left Club”.

Spamming your contacts in your bought list does not work. For starters these people did not opt in to receive this information.  And you are more than likely spamming individuals who know nothing of MLM and network marketing and neither do they care to learn. Most on your purchased leads list will be those who were looking for something for nothing such as signing up for a Free computer.

 

I invite your help to make the network marketing/MLM industry a more respected, truthful and trustworthy profession.

The road to an awesome improved professional industry is through increased knowledge and skills.

It continues to be our best wishes for your success in this industry which can be achieved through education and sharing expert knowledge of the skills that do work today.

To Your Success

Dave and Darlene Mills

Leadership With A Vision

Successful Network Marketing–Knowing How To Analyze An Opportunity BEFORE Spending a Dime

To be successful network marketing – knowing how to analyze an opportunity BEFORE spending a dime will save you years of struggle, frustration and starting from scratch over and over again.  On the other hand, if you have already signed on the dotted line with a company and are struggling to create that income from home as an online network marketer, I strongly suggest and recommend that you find a mentor with a servant’s heart to help you look at the opportunity you are currently in to see where there can be some improvements made. Usually it is just a matter of learning some skills, a network marketing education if you will.

How many times have you started a network marketing company, only to find frustration with the duplicable system, the upline support is next to zero or non existent and the compensation plan just does not add up as you were shown in the presentation? 

How many times have you been burned? That’s right. You thought you saw the light at the end of the tunnel; had an organization of twenty, thirty or even hundreds in your downline when…BAM! Something turned it off. You found yourself holding the bag. Sound familiar? Perhaps you were terminated without cause, the company went out of business or changed it’s business model from MLM to direct sales.  Heaven forbid the company may  decided that it does not need  sales reps at all of any kind, direct or MLM distributors.  What happens then? 

My hope would be that you would determine just how much of a risk the company you are thinking of joining will be before you join.  But if you find that you skipped that step and are in a company now,  there is still a way to determine how much you are risking by  using the 5 Pillars technology. Once you read the book Success in10 Steps written by Michael Dlouhy you will, when finished the free training course,  have an equivalent of a University degree in Network Marketing. 

You will learn:

  • How to avoid scams that are masked as legitimate MLM Companies and turn out to be pyramid schemes
  • What is the best compensation plan? 
  • What is the best system for duplication? 
  • What is the best MLM company for YOU?
  • What to say and when to say it.

Just imagine how you would feel if you were NEVER scammed again, could finally create a residual walk away  income of 10K a month or even more and could finally say I have found a company that I can call HOME.

Just what is your desired income, perhaps an extra $500 a month is good enough for you?  Will your Policies and Procedures as well as your compensation plan allow you to retire and/or will your business to your heirs. 

The Policies and Procedures will in most cases indicate that you can retire or leave your residual income to your heirs; succession. But, have you read them close enough to know that there may be qualifications that MUST be met by your heirs, or even qualifications that may prevent you from ever retiring.  Oh you can retire whenever you wish, but in most contracts in MLM if you decide to retire and do not caring on with your training responsibilities and your team building responsibilities; you will no longer be eligible to receive YOUR residual income that YOU created.  Making it impossible for you to retire and take a vacation when you want if you still want to receive that residual income that you worked so hard for.  This income, if you choose to walk away from a contract written like this will now roll right back to the company. OUCH!!

Read your PnPs for your self.  Look for words such as “ongoing” training, responsibilities, succession. What do your heirs have to do to qualify to receive what you have willed to them in your last will and testament?  How will your heirs feel when they realize that in order for them to receive what you have willed to them, they MUST sign up as a distributor and perform all the same duties that you do now?… Recruiting, selling, pitching your deal, training your downline.

You can  put any company to the 5 Pillars test.  Using the 5 qualifications listed in the 5 Pillars qualifying technology that will allow you to determine what your chances of success and or failure will be with any company.  You can find out what the 5 Pillars technology is by contacting us and we would be honoured to explain this important tool for evaluating a business opportunity.

What would have happened if you had the ability to properly analyze an opportunity before you decide to spend a dime? If that sounds like what you want, then give us a call and we would be honoured to share with you what we have learned over the past few years.

Commit To Success Today
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 Today-Systems Are Duplicatable

Systems are duplicatable but people are not. However you have to WANT TO DUPLICATE, and you have to practice, practice, practice!

Anna Burden did not duplicate Lulu and the Lampshades, I’m Gonna Miss You When You’re Gone, without commitment to a goal, or a commitment to show up and practice. She made sacrifices in her time and accomplished her goal. Commit to a purpose.

You either want to achieve your dream or not.  The alternative route is to do things YOUR way.  Remember this, “People do not duplicate but systems do.”

If you are fortunate enough to have a mentor/s who are willing to hold your hand and walk with you while you learn new skills then take their hand and never let go…not until you are ready to take the training wheels off.  There is no shame in using training wheels while you grow into the leader who is within you.

Remember that what you say to yourself (your self-talk) during the run of a day is also part of a duplicatable system if indeed it is being taught to you by your mentors.  What you say to yourself during the run of a day will have a direct impact on the results that you receive when using a proven duplicatable system.

If you believe and say to yourself that you will not have anyone to talk to, then you will have no one to talk to.  If you believe and say no one wants the information that you have for them, then no one will want your information.

If you have prospects who opt in to your info (whatever your widget is) and you have a strong belief that each of your clients should react with excitement and go through all your info as you went through it as quickly as you did, then be prepared for heartache. People are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.  Disbelief will set in on your proven duplicatable system that IS working for others on your team, but not you. Because you decide to do it YOUR way and get away from the proven recipe.

People have their own lives and things often get in the way of what they want to accomplish. So to expect that your prospect will read all your information; go through all your training at the pace that you went through it, it is ridiculous. Take the volunteers and never assume.  But you must remember that for you to find the volunteers you have to allow the system to sort through the dead beats, the not so interested in your widget. Move on and  take the next sign up.

If you are in a proven duplicatable system then commit to show up, commit to being COACHABLE (mentored), commit to do the WORK, commit to making a SACRIFICE, commit to drop your own AGENDA.

Learn to be committed and confident, pull the trigger and then take action immediately, results you will see.

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. Help yourself by downloading this free e-book that you can find in the right side bar, Success in 10 Steps. This book alone can change how you conduct your business and move you towards owning your life! If you want a copy just contact us.

Get the Free Network Marketing Help you need!

Commit To Success Today
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

MLM Frustration–Are You Getting Cooked in the Squat

ARE YOU GETTING COOKED IN THE SQUAT?  Are you still in the “getting ready to get ready to do something mode?” Wasting time, waiting on the biscuitsweather, the kids to get out of school or go back to school? BEFORE you know it  several months have gone by and YOU have not sponsored anyone; but you BLAME the system, wonder if you are in the right company, because “Big Johnny” over there in another company has already sponsored 5 people in to his business. You become  frustrated and begin to think about quitting or worse…quit.rearrange

Stop looking busy, color coding the paper clips and moving the paper clips from one side of your desk to the other, stop rearranging your office or your appointments to talk to your prospects. This is busy work and not slight edge thinking. 

Those who are still getting ready to get ready and are getting cooked in the squat because they can not bring themselves to move on any real business building activity. 

This is probably the biggest reason why people get frustrated and discouraged. We hear it all the time. “It’s not going fast enough!” First offrustrated baby all, your frustrations are real and you will always have them. But if YOU do not take a few easy action steps every day and perform those seemingly small insignificant, mundane tasks that compound over time, then you will be cooked in the squat and it will never move fast enough for you.  Your biscuit will never get cooked. 

In reality it is the person who is NOT working, not the system that is the problem.  Find out why your are frustrated and stuck in NOT doing anything to build your business.  Somewhere at some time you have to talk to people.  A skill that can be learned if YOU want to learn the skill. 

The greatest business leaders get frustrated from time to time. The key to success was  learning to manage their frustrations so they did not become paralyzed and quit. We all have EXPECTATIONS about the way we think it should happen. IF it does not meet our EXPECTATIONS, we get discouraged or frustrated and then quit.

There are many things that can get us frustrated:

  • Your good friend signs up and quits
  • You see other friends in other companies signing up prospects in droves
  • 3 people tell you they are ready to sign up and then they don’t ever sign on the dotted line
  • Your check is significantly less than you thought it would be
  • The demands on your time from family become so great, you can’t seem to find time to work your business
  • Your top distributor (or your only distributor) has a problem that causes them to get discouraged.

Does any of this sound like something you have been hearing either from yourself or from others?

LET GO of YOUR frustrations quickly and seek out the skills that can be learned from your frustration.  If your ready to stop this cycle and move into  times of triumph. Contact us and we will help you get on the right track.

Commit To Success Today
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

 

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.”

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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. 

Commit To Success Today
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