How hungry are you? Have you ever heard about a great restaurant and everybody got you so excited about it that you beome hungry for that awesome meal you’re going to have? But then someone comes up and offers you a potato chip. And you’re hungry, so you take that potato chip. And then you take another. It’s okay, most people don’t really go big in Network Marketing; have another potato chip. After a while, you’ve eaten the whole bag and you’ve forgotten about that beautiful meal.
Have you ever found yourself afraid to do something in Network Marketing? Maybe you're afraid to make phone calls, do a presentation, follow up, or get people started. I think all of us have found ourselves afraid of something inside this profession from time to time. Our insecurities pop up, and we find ourselves frozen.
I was four or five years into my Network Marketing career before I realized that prospecting was actually a skill. I had always thought that prospecting was just a natural resource, not a skill that could be nurtured and developed. So, I decided to look at what successful people were doing.
Have you ever lost a week? You get a little bit of momentum and all of a sudden, you get distracted by this or that. And all of a sudden, the day is gone! Somebody drops by the house, and another day is gone. Someone suggests that you go to the movies, and another day is gone...
Today, I asked Jack Canfield to share with us his thoughts on the value of Network Marketing and the intelligence of the people involved in the profession.
Jack said that people in Network Marketing are extremely brilliant people, and they’re extremely successful because of that. More and more brilliant people like neurosurgeons, lawyers with large practices, VPs of international companies, have all been attracted to Network Marketing and been super successful. When he speaks at Network Marketing conferences, the people he meets there are all just extremely bright people.
The fastest path I know to become a Network Marketing professional is to improve the people you’re spending time with. One of the early lessons I learned from my parents is to be careful who you become friends with because your friends have an influence on your life.
Do you remember Todd Ellingson? Back at Go Pro Recruiting Mastery, Eric talked with Todd about what was holding him back in his business and Todd’s confidence was transformed before our eyes.
We ran into Todd at the Most Powerful Women in Network Marketing event, and we were so excited to see the difference!
I want to discuss how to talk to prospects. So many people go out and immediately want to give prospects every fact and figure about the product, compensation plan, company, etc. In my opinion, this strategy is jumping the gun.
Would you be surprised to hear that you are an educator because you’re involved in Network Marketing? You are in the education business. We educate people to the point that they understand what it is that we have to offer whether it is the opportunity, product, or service.
I have realized that our attitude about the past, the meaning that we give to our past, will either allow us to move forward or keep us where we stand. And I see so many people who are completely trapped by their past. They are reliving the same story over and over, and they can’t move forward. They see themselves as victims of their past. They look back at their failures, and instead of seeing learning experiences, they take those failures to mean that they weren’t good enough. They’ve applied a meaning to their past that hurts and damages the steps that they take for a better future. So, how you feel about your past and the meaning you apply to it has a huge impact on what you do in the future.
Can people really change? You always hear the phrase, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Or “If you want to take a look at somebody’s future, take a look at their past.” While I think that sometimes this is true, I believe that more than anything, what keeps people from changing is when they decide to stop learning and growing.
The 2017 Most Powerful Women Event was an incredible three days full of powerful women bringing powerful messages to over 3,000 powerful women in attendance. Marina Worre described the purpose of the weekend the best:
“I want you to believe in yourself and be able to understand that you are the most powerful and most amazing human beings. Women lead huge organizations around the world. They lead countries, give birth, and lead generations. I want us to create a movement of powerful women going out in the world and inspiring generations and generations to come lead the way to the entrepreneurial path and raising the standards of Network Marketing as a profession.”
One of the biggest dangers in our profession is when we say it’s easy and simple and everyone succeeds. If you purchase a franchise and read the disclaimer, it tells you that it’s hard, you could lose your investment and more, and it might be five years before you make a profit. But there’s an opportunity if you’re strong enough to take it. That’s what the rest of the world does. So why do we claim that Network Marketing is easy and simple? We don’t do ourselves any favors by talking like that.
There are 5 qualities that I want to have in a leader who I am going to work with:
5. Good Communicator
Bob Proctor discusses how results happen. He says there is a large group of people who believe that results just happen. But that is not the case. Results are the physical expression of what’s going on inside. If we let the outside control what’s going on inside, there’s going to be nothing but a repeat performance.
Today, I want to teach you how to turn your worst day into your best day. In Network Marketing, we know there are bad days where we deal with rejection, heartache, or disappointment. So, how do you handle those bad days? Let me share with you a story that will help illustrate my point.
You have to reprogram your mind if you want to succeed in Network Marketing. You’ve got to learn to think differently. I you just think the same and expect to get good results inside Network Marketing, you’re not going to see growth. One major concept you need to think differently about is rejection.
Do you get muscles just because you have a gym membership? No, you have to go in and lift weights. Many people come into Network Marketing, and they don’t make any money because they’re not lifting the weights. The weights in Network Marketing are the basics, and there are three basics.
1. Use the product
2. Talk to people
3. Use the tools
When you sit down with a new person or you are the new person, you have to understand the relationship and the roles in the relationship between the mentor and the mentee. There are seven words that will help you understand these roles in Network Marketing:
I will help YOU build your business.
Today, I’m going to talk about one of those traits entrepreneurs have that confuses the rest of the world: delusional optimism. This trait is also referred to as vision or mental distortional field, but I like delusional optimism the best.
Today, I want to give you an insight into what will give you the best results in Network Marketing when it comes to growth. I’ve heard this particular insight told in different ways several times, but the most recent was from a podcast that quoted the found of Habitat for Humanity. The quote was, “It’s easier to act your way into a different level of thinking than it is to think your way into a different level of acting.”
Eric Worre speaks with special guest, Mel Robbins, about her life-changing concept: the 5 Second Rule.
Mel explains that her concept is so simple and obvious, it is almost silly, but that doesn’t detract from the incredible power of it. She came up with it back in 2009 when she and her husband had hit rock bottom. She was struggling to get up in the morning and take action, until she saw a commercial with a rocket launching. She decided that she was going to start launching herself up in the morning by counting backwards from 5 like NASA. So, the next morning, she counted back from 5 – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1—and got up.
People respond differently to competition in Network Marketing. Some people view competition as a negation, and they don’t want to engage in it at all. Other people, I would say most in Network Marketing, are highly driven by competition. They want to win, create an advantage, and measure themselves. I view competition as market share.
I saw a quote recently that said (excuse the language), “Eat shit for two years. Eat caviar for the rest of your life.” This reminded me of a similar idea inside of Network Marketing that says you can work hard and sacrifice for 2-4 years, and then you can spend the rest of your life on the beach. This type of expectation is a problem.
Your hot market can be an intimidating group to talk to, especially when you’re just starting out. These are the people who love you and know you. But they know you so well, that they won’t respect you at all in Network Marketing. So, I’m going to give you a strategy to approach your hot market in a way that is comfortable.