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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


Never Give Up

December 21, 2010
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There are basically two wrong things to do in any life situation.

1)    Give up

2)    Do nothing

There are a multitude of potentially useful or right things to do.

For instance, if things aren’t going the way you planned, you can learn more, plan better, do more, do a lot more, do something different, revise your game plan, find someone that’s gotten to where you want to be and ask for their help, work harder, work smarter, find a partner, find a better partner, get rid of the wrong partner, find a mentor, find a better mentor, etc.

You can also find out what’s motivating you, what’s your passion, why do you want what you want. If you say you want to be rich, why? What would being rich enable you to do? If you want more free time, why? What do you want to do with that free time? Travel, study, go back to school, be a missionary? What’s your real objective?

I read a great book on this subject a couple years ago called “Living With Passion” by Peter L. Hirsch. In Chapter 3, he gives an exercise in figuring out your purpose and values.

Once you have that thing, that passion, that goal, your why in front of you, it becomes much harder to give up on yourself and easier to motivate yourself to do whatever you need to do to turn the situation around.

Quotes To Help Keep You Motivated

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men 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

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.  Theodore Roosevelt

I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.  – Vince Lombardi

Never Giving Up Means Knowing Where You’re Going

To learn more about how network marketing can help you achieve your goals, check out Brilliant Compensation.

To learn how picking a company correctly increases your odds of success, go to and sign up for the “7 Days, 7 Insider Secrets” email newsletter.

Till next time – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Who Is Successful In Network Marketing?

October 11, 2010


I am currently reading a book by David Nelson called Create Your Fortune In Network Marketing. I want to share a little bit of it with you as I found this very interesting as it does answer the question I posed, who is successful in network marketing?

Let me introduce him to you. David has been a full-time, network marketing professional for over 20 years. He has a successful track record as a distributor and trainer. He’s had over 100 articles published in industry trade publications. David has a total commitment to network marketing and the viability of network marketing as a home based business enterprise for part-timers and newcomers, and not just the select few full-time recruiters. Because of this philosophy, Cutting Edge Media labeled David the “Protector of the Part-Timer.” He is also a contributing author for Network Marketing Magazine.

The Road Not Taken

In his book, David quotes from a well-known poem by Robert Frost called The Road Not Taken. David uses it to illustrate a choice that network marketers make between focusing on the product, or focusing on the opportunity.

However, I think it applies equally well to the choice that people who want to be self-employed make between traditional businesses and network marketing. Consider that as of April 2009, there were 154,731,000 in the civilian workforce. Most estimates place the number of network marketers between 6 million and 15 million.

“I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”

By Robert Frost, © 1962, 1967, 1970 by Leslie Frost Ballantine.

Characteristics of Successful Network Marketers

“Here are some characteristics that help people become successful network marketers. They are not in order of priority or importance…

1. Have a white-hot desire to make money.
2. Like people and are genuinely interested in them.
3. Can empathize with others and understand their point of view.
4. Are willing to help others achieve their goals.
5. Are entrepreneurial minded.
6. Have a high energy level and like to be doing things.
7. Take initiative.
8. Have discipline.
9. Are willing to make a sacrifice for a future.
10. Have the skills to organize their time and money in order to accomplish goals.
11. Don’t allow rejection to be personal.
12. Are interested in personal growth and development.
13. Have good communication skills – listening as well as talking.
14. Make and keep commitments.
15. Work with a sense of urgency.
16. Have a high level of self-esteem and self-confidence.
17. Have a positive mental attitude and a winner’s mentality.
18. Are willing to learn from others.
19. Are good teachers, trainers, and motivators.
20. Are consistent and persistent in working toward goals.
21. Are not looking for a “free lunch.”
22. Are team players.
23. Have had success in other areas of life.
24. Seek an improved lifestyle.
25. Place a priority on time freedom
26. Are proactive – take initiative and responsibility to produce desired results.
27. Are ambitious.
28. Are honest, moral, and ethical.
29. Will follow-up and follow-through.”

©1999 by David A. Nelson

How many do you have? If you don’t have them all, are you willing to go through the personal growth and development (# 12) necessary to acquire the ones you lack?

If you liked this excerpt, you can check out the whole book at Leave a comment and let me hear from you.

Other Resources

If you’ve never considered network marketing as a business before, you should watch Tim Sales’ video called Brilliant Compensation where he outlines the beauty of this method of business.

I also recommend that you sign up for the “7 Days, 7 Insider Secrets” email newsletter at, for some important pointers on how to pick a company to work with.


“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent.”  – Calvin Coolidge