We do it every day and we don’t even realize it. We click “like” on Facebook, we insert a link to something we like, we tell someone about a movie or restaurant that we like. The power of a referral is huge and it is the NUMBER ONE source for new customers. Even when we owned our franchise, we spent thousands of dollars on advertising, corporate spent millions on television advertising, yet our strongest source of new members were “Buddy Referrals”… a friend told them about our gym.
The Age of the Entrepreneur
“Our economy is in the middle of its greatest growth period in history. If you find that hard to believe, it’s because you’re responding to the very real growing pains that are the result of this growth. Growing pains like: Unemployment, Rapidly changing technology that makes employees obsolete and “machines taking jobs, evidence of growth!”
While I was in Tulsa someone put me on the phone with a prospect who was very skeptical about the science of one of our nutrition products. This comes with the territory when you are involved with any health and wellness company. Most network marketers will respond by bombarding their prospect with facts, claims, features, etc. Try this instead…
This prospect was very resistant at first, but shortly after getting off the call they called me back and said,
Once you have determined what you want, it is time to look for the best opportunity with which your efforts will soar.
Very little has been written on how to distinguish a great business opportunity from a fair one. Rather than taking a step forward “hoping it will work out,” arm yourself with the information you need to make a wise decision and have the confidence you need to succeed. Why leave your odds of success to chance?
Beware the temptation to believe that those who are successful somehow possess an advantage you feel you can’t get: perhaps more talent, brains, support, contacts, money, or time.
Success in network marketing takes the courage to relentlessly pursue what you believe is possible, the audacity to believe it is possible for you, and the emotional fortitude to stick with it.
This Business is about Others
I’ve learned that this business is about others.
When I was in undergrad, I recall sitting on the floor in drama class doing a fun exercise demonstrating increasing levels of self-disclosure.
The first question, “Tell us where you are from.”
We would each take a turn answering. As we continued the rounds, the questions got deeper.
The final question, “What is your greatest fear?”
I would say roughly 26 out of 30 students replied the same way… that they didn’t want to live an “ordinary life”—just be average with no impact…you know,
The frustrations… we are permitting.
The things we complain about… there is a reason we are allowing.
The real life we live that no one sees… it is us.
The extra weight we are carrying… we are okay with it.
The thoughts we believe… our choice.
The people in our life… there is a reason.
Everything is at it is because I intend for it to be that way,
Others Are Our Greatest Teachers, if We Let Them Be
Yesterday I was in conversation with a close friend when I said, out-of-the-blue, “I imagine that felt a little like someone spitting at you.” It was the first time, in a long time, that I remembered living that reality. As a teenager, my mom regularly spat at me. It was her way of accentuating her feelings of disgust, disappointment or rejection. I think I had blocked that memory.
Behind every behavior is a person with:
a unique story,
a unique history,
a unique belief system,
a unique longing,
a unique soul.
If we could embody what the world looks like from his/her perspective, the behavior makes perfect sense… And we possibly would behave the same way.
I went to a workshop recently and was blown away at the number of people who shared that deep down inside they questioned their worth.
A major section in my book is the subject of opening our hearts—living in connection. Relationships are such a huge part of the pleasure and wonder of life. And when things aren’t right, it can affect all other areas of life.
If you saw my video after Valentine’s day, I shared how my husband and I had experienced some major stress between us when I went on a working bing for a couple of weeks,