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Persistence

March 31, 2011
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“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”    – Calvin Coolidge

“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”  – Conrad Hilton

“It is impossible to stop a man or woman who won’t quit.”  – unknown

How To Succeed

1)    Know what you want

2)    Know why you want it

3)    Figure out a plan on how to get it

4)    Start following your plan

5)    Do the plan

6)    Review the plan to make sure you’re on track

7)    Continue following the plan or revise as needed to get back on track

8)    Don’t stop until you achieve # 1

9)    Start over again at # 1 (you got what you wanted, figure out what’s next)

Having Mentors

When you need to learn something, find a mentor. A mentor is defined as an experienced adviser and supporter, someone who knows what you need to learn or knows where to find it.

When can a mentor help you? See the nine points above, but, remember that the same person might not be the right mentor for all nine points. I have many mentors, what I need to learn determines which one I go to.

Too many times, promoters of network marketing try to push off on us that this is an easy business. It is simple, not easy, it’s hard work. If your mentor or your upline are honest, they will tell you so. It takes persistence, courage, willingness to learn and apply what you learn, not taking rejection personally, figuring out how and where to find people to talk to about your business or about your product.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you ask someone for help and they can’t or won’t, keep asking, the right mentor is out there.

Persist until you learn how to do the business, persist till you find the right mentor(s), persist till you achieve your dreams.

One More Quote

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson


Posture

March 4, 2011
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What Do You Think It Is?

The first time I heard this word in relation to network marketing, the only idea I had for posture was my mother telling me to sit up straight. Obviously, with that picture, I not only had no posture (network marketing variety), I didn’t even know what it was. While my mom’s use of the term was totally correct, that’s not what network marketers have in mind.

So let’s start with a definition. From the American Heritage Dictionary, posture is “A frame of mind affecting one’s thoughts or behavior; an overall attitude.” It comes to us from the Latin word ponere, meaning to “put, place.” So you’re putting or placing yourself in a particular frame of mind.

What Frame of Mind?

So what frame of mind do you want to be in? When you’re talking to a prospect, do you want to be uncertain, afraid of objections and terrified of rejection? From that frame of mind, are you going  to have any success in convincing people you can help them? I don’t think so.

So what frame of mind should you have? You’re talking to a prospect, he has some need or want or “don’t want” that you’ve identified that you know you can help him achieve. Knowing that you can help him is part of posture, but if you’re hoping he’s not going to voice any objections, you still don’t have it.

Tim Sales says that posture comes from confidence in your ability to perform, nothing else!

Posture would be knowing that you have the solution for his need or want, that you can handle his objections and that through your leadership and skill and proper training you can help him achieve his goal or goals.

With that type of posture, your ability to invite and help people into your business will improve, and so will your results. Here’s to your posture.

The First Steps To Posture

Do you think that having complete and utter certainty that network marketing is a legal, valuable and honorable business would help your posture? Of course it would, rhetorical question. If you didn’t have that certainty, it would slow you down, lower your posture, and inhibit your willingness to reach out to others about your business.

For the best video ever on the legitimacy and brilliance of the network marketing business model, go watch Brilliant Compensation.

Once you have that certainty on the industry, then you have to feel that way about your company and your product or products. For one of the best I’ve seen on  picking a company and product to work with, go to www.AlansMLMTips.com and sign up for the “7 Days, 7 Insider Secrets” email newsletter. Written by Lou Abbott, a 14 year veteran of the industry, he shares his hard-won secrets to picking a good company to work with. The email newsletter is free, but for the full treatment he has a book and course on the same subject. I highly recommend it if you are between companies, or are unhappy with your current company, or if you’ve just decided to join this industry and are looking for your first company. Great stuff!

Quote

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.  – Henry David Thoreau