Network Marketing: Revisited! Part 1

Network Marketing: Revisited! Part 1

In July of 2018, I did a 5-part series on Network Marketing: Why YOU Should Consider it. I’m going to revisit this. But for those of you who haven’t seen it, here is a link to that series.
Why Consider Network Marketing, Part 1
Why Consider Network Marketing, Part 2
Why Consider Network Marketing, Part 3
Why Consider Network Marketing, Part 4
Why Consider Network Marketing, Part 5

In that series, I focused on the reasons other people are in this industry. The reasons were varied, but all were very legitimate. In this series, I want to look at some of the successes other people are achieving, highlighting the practical ways that people are building their businesses. The most successful people are not just online or just offline: they are using both! And it’s what I’m doing as well. One thing I love about this industry is you can take what you are already doing and expand it. You are reading my blog. This is a way to build your own business. I’ll show other ways that anyone can do this too. Today, I’m focusing on social media strategies.

One is a strategy called ATM. It is a system I learned from John & Nadya Melton, who are top earners in this industry. This is a strategy that uses social media to build a large business. It is as simple as talking to your friends. Then when you see a need that your company can meet you ADD (A) them to a page on Facebook that can introduce them to the products. You TAG (T) them in a pinned post. And MESSAGE (M) them to answer any questions. Sounds simple, doesn’t it!? It really is!

Another way to build is to use business groups. This is something I’ve learned from my leader, Dr. Reggie Cochran and also from Jessica and Ray Higdon. This is essentially using cold-calling by using Facebook groups. Jessica specifically has a strategy that I strongly recommend that you learn. Even if you have people you can introduce to the business easily, you may have someone who doesn’t have this as an option. It’s because of this, that I am suggesting that even if you don’t need to use it: become familiar with it for those who need it. Some situations that this would be needed is maybe they don’t have someone who has been in a bunch of network marketing businesses and the friends they have won’t talk to them about this as a result. Another reason is they are young or new to social media and simply don’t know enough people to build a business like this rapidly. There are other reasons too. So, just learn about this using the resources I’ve listed. It will pay off, if not with you (maybe you need help and this could be exactly what you need), with someone you are connected to.

Another strategy that is becoming more popular is to use Pinterest. In this strategy, you use pictures and then connect with people who message you. In this strategy, you are using many of the same ideas from John & Nadya Melton’s programs. Only there are no private groups.

Another strategy is using Linked In, advantage to this is you can be open about what company you are in easier. But be careful, you want to control what information they see.

The simple common factor in all of these is you are using social media to connect to people. Some basic rules that the leaders I use are:
1. Don’t include a link to your direct business opportunity much if at all: you want to create curiosity and get people asking what you are using/promoting/doing.
2. Encourage people to ask you questions.
3. Show how this can benefit them! It’s not about you.
4. Connect on a personal level. Build relationships, the business will follow.
5. Always be learning.
6. Take what you are already doing and expand it to how it can serve others.
7. Have fun! And showcase it!

Would you like to know what I’m doing? E-mail me or contact me on my business page on Facebook. I’m also on Pinterest and Linked In .

The strategy I’m using is a combination of several things, both online and offline. If you want to join a team that is having fun and changing lives, I invite you to connect with me and let’s see if we are a fit! I know you would love this!

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TV, TOO MUCH???!!!! # 11 & 12

TV, TOO MUCH???!!!! # 11 & 12

80% OF THE USA POPULATION WATCHES TV EACH DAY! But beyond the numbers, is it damaging us? A research on this I learned this from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

The states that had the least amount of TV watched were Washington State, Idaho, Montana, Utah, New Mexico and Alaska which had lowest at 1.6 hours a day on average. West Virginia had the worst at 3.8 hours a day! This has me curious.

According to the CDC, Alaska isn’t as bad as several other states. It has an overall obesity rate of 25-29.9%. Whereas West Virginia has an obesity rate of over 35%!

Colorado, Washington DC, and Hawaii have the lowest obesity rates.

Why am I talking about this? It’s because of these numbers from 16 Habits of the Very Rich, which I got from John & Nadya Melton’s Program, My Lifestyle Academy.

These are numbers 11 & 12:
67% of the wealthy watch 1 hour or less of TV everyday vs. 23% for poor! AND
6% of the wealthy watch NO trash tv vs. 78% for the poor! Trash TV is another term for reality TV.

What can you do instead?

Here are some suggestions:
1. Get some exercise,
2. Start a home-based business,
3. Read a book,
4. Take up a new hobby,
5. Go back to school and learn something new! By the way, this is #14.

Get creative, and let me know what you come up with.

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16 Habits of the Very Rich 10

16 Habits of the Very Rich 10

We are at number 10! WOW!!!!

79% vs. 16%.

What falls into this category? My response will surprise you. And it’s defined at “the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.”

It’s networking.

Here are 14 reasons to do this!
1. You might find a mentor. This is really helpful when you are just starting out or starting over. Maybe you are like me and spent 20+ years working from home and are starting a new career. A mentor will help shorten the learning curve you will go through.
2. You may hear about opportunities that aren’t public yet.
3. Build lifelong friendships.
4. It’s an avenue to exchange ideas. And that will help with creating better business strategies.
5. It makes you more noticeable in public. Your boss will likely notice this. This makes you more stand out and as a result, you will be able to offer more.
6. You can get support from high-profile people. You’ve heard me refer to Reggie Cochran on a number of posts. Likely over 80% of my posts here. He’s high-profile. And you will continue to hear about him. It’s because he is not only my friend, but also my leader. He is very high-profile because he’s the project coordinator for Chuck & Gena Norris, a mentor to other high-profile people, and a best-selling writer.
7. You will have more confidence. As you develop more confidence, your life will inevitably improve.
8. Six-degrees of separation: this makes anything possible! This rule says that generally there are never more than 6 people between you and the person you want to talk to.
9. Finding a job: 60%-80% of jobs are found through networking.
10. By broadening your professional horizons, you will stay sharp and current.
11. If you are in sales, networking will help you with getting more sales.
12. Are you unhappy with your career? Networking will help you get into a new career.
13. Golden Rule: you help others, and you’ll receive help.
14. Finally, remember this: a good network is simply just a circle of friends.

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16 Habits of the Very Rich 9

When you do a series that is based on the list of habits, and admirably you will do a top of double upset people. This is one of those. But with that being said, it’s needed. And I’m posting it anyway.

Skin 5 minutes on Facebook and you will see of these 10 people doing or rant or complaining about evening along laws of health issues, politics, or family issues. Or saying that he/said she is devastated over something non this occasionly either. But a lot! Some things just need to stay off social media. Your future self will thank you for. Here’s why:

6% of the wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% for poor.

Here are some reasons to change this:

1. It’s reactive, not proactive. Being proactive guess things done as summation point Mark Henson said, “ranting on Facebook will NEVER create positive change.”

2. It will cost you friends. I’ve got people on Facebook I don’t follow because their frequent rants and complaints. I’ve got others that I have unfriended and in some cases blocked for this.

3. Some people I know have more serious issues than what you do. I got this from a blog I follow, and I love how she put it:

“Think about it.

You’re announcing on Facebook how someone mistreated you at a restaurant for being different. Meanwhile, someone who has a disability may experience this every day.

It makes you sound incredibly insensitive & self-absorbed.

Do you really think no one has bigger problems than you do?

You sound ungrateful, and like you’ve never been through a real trauma or life experience before.

Please be considerate of those who have been handed a lot of curveballs and strikeouts in their lifetimes.”

4. It sounds petty and small minded.

5. Focus on other things. Put your vents into a journal or invest in therapy.

6. It can cost you your job. Your boss is probably on Facebook or if he/she isn’t a coworker will be. And if that person wants your job, your rant could cost you your job. Oh sure, you could “try” becoming an entrepreneur, but many of the most successful leaders I know are not complainers. They find a need and then find an answer. But, complaining about it will not be seen on social media.

16 Habits of the Very Rich Part 8

16 Habits of the Very Rich Part 8

Reading: We’re taught as children to read. And when I was growing up, I was frequently reading. Or playing outside! But, how often do adults read? According to John & Nadya Melton’s website:

88% of the wealthy read 30 minutes or more for education or career reasons vs. 2% for poor!

This is HUGE! This past week, Reggie addressed this on Facebook. And his take is one worth considering!

“Yes… I believe that many “leaders are readers”. However… I believe there are a LOT MORE people who use reading and “researching” as an excuse for not doing.
If your reading & research time, is taking up your doing time, you need to give up reading until doing becomes your top priority.
And just as important… if the things you are reading is not improving your results, you are either reading the wrong things, not applying what you read… or both!”

As you think about this: remember, Reggie is a reader, and also a best-selling author who earned the Quilly Award. Here’s a video with him after receiving this awesome award! Reggie Cochran, Best Selling Author

Reading is an awesome past time. But, don’t just read: apply! Here’s a list of must-read books in my opinion:
1. Think and Grow Rich Today, this is the one Reggie got the Quilly Award for.
2. The One Thing: The Surprising Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan
3. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
4. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
5. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
6. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
7. The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
8. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
9. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
10. The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
11. Trailblazers: Leadership Lessons from 12 Pioneers Who Beat the Odds & Influenced Millions by Tony Rubleski & Dave Liniger
12. Mind Capture: How to Generate New & Repeat Business in the Age of Advertising Overload by Tony Rubleski
13. Mind Capture: How to Awaken Your Entrepreneurial Genius in a Time of Great Economic Change! By Tony Rubleski
14. Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia—Multigenerational Management Ideas That Are Changing the Way We Run Things by Brad Szollose.
15. Rock Bottom is a Beautiful Place: Testimonies of Triumph by Diane Cunningham and others.
16. Rock Bottom Is A Beautiful Place 2: Living Your Calling by Diane Cunningham and others.
17. Rock Bottom Is a Beautiful Place 3: Living With A Grateful Heart by Diane Cunningham and others

There are many other books that are great to read. If you want a more expansive list, then reach out to me.

16 Habits of the Very Rich part 7

16 Habits of the Very Rich part 7

We are almost half-way through this series! Today, like yesterday, will be short. Mainly because today’s topic is one, I’ve discussed previously a lot! And taught by Reggie on a frequent basis. If you need help on this: I would encourage you to reach out to me directly. I will connect you to Reggie. He’s the best in this one!

Goal Setting! 67% of the wealthy do this vs 17% of the poor!

Why set goals? Here are some reasons:
1. It keeps you moving forward and motivated.
2. The bible suggests it! Proverbs 4:25-27 says “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”
3. It gives clear direction on what needs to happen for your life to be what you want.
4. It’s fun!

How do you set goals?
I have a specific strategy that I use that I learned from Reggie. But here are some of the components to it:
1. Decide what you want.
2. Write it down.
3. Make sure it’s SMART. Is it specific? Is it measurable? Is it attainable? Is it realistic? And is it time bound?
4. Create a dream board to keep you moving forward on it. For a refresher, here’s mine:

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One of the things Reggie and I both believe in, and I learned this from him, is that until a dream board is created with images to motivate you toward reaching your specific goals your goal sheet is not completed.

Again, if you need help, reach out to me. I will help and get you connected to Reggie as well.

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16 Habits of the Very Rich part 6!

16 Habits of the Very Rich part 6!

Let’s start with a review. So far, we have this, focusing on what the wealthy do.

1. 70% eat less than 300 junk food calories a day.
2. 80% are focused on a SINGLE GOAL.
3. 76% are exercising aerobically 4X a week.
4. 63% are listening to audiobooks.
5. 81% are maintaining a to-do list.

What is #6?

It’s really simple! It’s wishing people happy birthday! Sounds simple, and it is! But very few actually do it. The reason is simple: it makes people feel valued and appreciated.

So, take a few minutes and wish your family and friends happy birthday!

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16 Habits of the Very Rich, Part 5

16 Habits of the Very Rich, Part 5

What do 81% of the wealthy and only 19% of the poor do? I’ll give you a hint, or 2: it only takes a few minutes and will DRASTICALLY reduce stress in your life! And people with autism can’t function without doing this. It gives direction to the day, week, month and year! It’s the 5th thing that John & Nadya Melton teach about on this.

It’s having a to-do list! Sounds simple (and it is!), but very few do it. On this post, I’m going to pull from my own knowledge from my home-schooling years. And when my own kids were little. My kids are now ages 16-23. And when I quit doing this simple activity, my life became so chaotic, that I ended up falling apart. But maybe you’ve never done this. Or been taught how. Here’s my way of doing it. There are many ways to do this, but this is what I’ve learned.

1. Write down EVERY single thing that you have to get done. Include business/work, personal, kids, family, etc. This needs to include things that only get done on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis.
2. After you’ve written down what you have to do, categorize it into what needs to be done daily, then weekly, then monthly, and finally yearly.
3. After you’ve determined what needs to be done and how often, it gets MUCH easier! You schedule what order things get done. And this really comes down to personal preference. Some people work best by setting time blocks to get things done, others do best by doing a calendar with times. Most do a combination of these. For example, maybe you are in a class at the local gym. That will be at a specific time. That will also apply for work hours. By the way, a success tip I got from several of my leaders, including Reggie Cochran is if you have your own business: schedule it and work it like you would a job you go to. And treat it like that!
4. And that’s basically it. You will need to tweak it and adjust it when life changes. But a basic to-do list will simply allow you to get the things done each day that are required. And a bonus that you will discover is that you will have time to pursue those things that you “thought” you didn’t have time for. Such as a home-based business or a goal you thought you didn’t have time to pursue.

Now, what do you do when your friends/family/others don’t support this? First, decide if the opinion of that person really matters. A spouse or your parents, yes, they matter. And hopefully will support you in this! But anyone else (even well-meaning friends), decide if they are against it because you are making a decision that will inevitably change the relationship with them in some way. A story Reggie told me a few years ago will help here it’s the story of the crab bucket.

THE STORY OF THE CRAB BUCKET
One time a man was walking along the beach and saw another man fishing in the surf with a bait bucket beside him.
As he drew closer, he saw that the bait bucket had no lid and had live crabs inside.
“Why don’t you cover your bait bucket, so the crabs won’t escape?” he said.
“You don’t understand,” the man replied, “If there is one crab in the bucket it would surely crawl out very quickly.
However, when there are many crabs in the bucket, if one tries to crawl up the side, the others grab hold of it and pull it back down so that it will share the same fate as the rest of them.”

Do you have too many crabs in your life? If you do: maybe, it’s time to change it.

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Another lesson I learned applies here too: you are like the 5 people you spend the most time with. If you are spending time with people who are broke, who have no ambition, or no dreams. That will impact how you live your life. But the nice thing is you can change this. I’m not saying it will be easy or that everyone will support it. In fact, since I made the commitment to change, I’ve lost MANY friends. BUT I’ve gained friends who have more than made up for it. And it’s changing my life for the better!

Here’s a video that talks about it:

The Law of Averages | One Minute Lesson

Finally, get a GRIP on life. (I’m not yelling, by the way). This is an acronym from my awesome friend, Bob Goshen. From his book: “Confident Hope:Getting Through What Your Going Through.”

G: God is in control. He will help you through this and guide you. Just ask Him to.
R: Rejoice during the challenge. Taking control of your time is a challenge, but it’s so worth it!
I: Initiate your faith. Bob’s wife, Kay, has a wonderful take on Hebrews 11:1 which says, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Kay’s interpretation is this: “Faith is believing something is so when it is not so, so it can be so.”
P: Prayer! Prayer is how I begin and end my day. But throughout the day, I also find myself praying throughout the day. And it’s because of that I’m able to handle my life. And anything that comes my way.

I hope this helps. As always, if I can help, let me know.