MLM Business Owners, Are You Thinking But Not Growing Rich? The Truth About MLM Business Success

Jan 14
2009

MLM Business owners, more than any other industry, turn to self-help guru’s for inspiration and guidance. It is great to feel good about ourselves and to feel motivated to get out there and make something of our lives. The problem is that much of the advice MLM business owners are getting from many of these well meaning self-help guru’s just doesn’t work. 

Millions of people have read “Think and Grow Rich” and it seems that there are a lot of people doing a lot of thinking but not a whole lot of growing rich. Are you an MLM business owner that falls into that category?   If so, I want to encourage you because your failure is not your fault.
 
You can succeed in life! You just need to hear the truth and seek out mentors who can lead you in the direction of truth.
 
Conventional self-help methodologies, of the past half century, have included techniques such as goal setting, dream building, self talk, visualization, daily affirmations and positive thinking. These things, in themselves, are not necessarily bad but they are mostly psychological quick fixes. When we use them, without knowing where true success comes from, we can cause irreversible damage in our lives. 
 
If we keep repeating the cycle, of emotional highs followed by failure, after a while we just stop reaching for that better life. Too many failures will cause us to believe we do not have success within us.  
 
Many MLM business owners experience this cycle of failure as they move from one opportunity to the next, expecting their current opportunity will be better than the last.  They do it until they have expended all their emotional energy and finally just give up and stop trying.
 
So, what’s the answer? What is the truth?  
 
The truth is that success comes from within us. It is a passion that is driven by knowing what it is that we really want in life. It is a desire that comes from our heart not our mind. 
 
Knowing what it is, in our heart, that we really want will provide us with an internal motivation. This internal motivation is far stronger than the external motivation we gain from the techniques being taught by so many self-help guru’s today.      

Warning MLM Business Owners - Goal Setting Can Cause MLM Business Failure

Jan 14
2009

What I am about to say may come as a shock to many because it is goes counter to what most popular self-help guru’s and up-line MLM leaders teach.  It is that goal setting can cause MLM business failure.

Specifically, I am talking about making lofty goals that reach far beyond your current capabilities. Those involved in network marketing know what I am talking about. It’s one of the first things new affiliates are told to do, right along with making your prospect list.
 
As an MLM business owner, you’re encouraged to dream big when you set your goals, and then, to top it all off, you’re told to start acting like you’ve already achieved those goals. In other words, lie to yourself. But that is a topic for another day.
 
A few years back, or maybe more than a few, I was a pretty good wrestler.  I went as far as placing third in the US Olympic Trials and becoming an Olympic alternate. Just about every coach I ever had told me the importance of setting goals and so I listened to them. I had no reason to doubt that theirs was not good and accurate advice. 
 
Let me tell you what I discovered several years after I ended my days as an athlete. Many great champions never paid much attention to goal setting, let alone writing them down. My goal was not to be an Olympic alternate; it was to be an Olympic Champion. Writing that goal down didn’t make it a reality.
 
I recently called up my good friend, Frank Famiano, who was the person who won my weight category in the Olympic Trials. I asked Frank, if during his wrestling days, if he set goals and wrote them down. His answer was no! How come I set goals and failed and Frank didn’t and he succeeded?
 
That story may be a little bit of an over simplification of the point because many more factors need to be thrown into the mix. My point is that many people achieve great accomplishments without setting goals and many people set goals religiously and fail.
 
Now, you may be wondering why I am writing an article criticizing goal setting. Well, it’s not that I have some kind of vendetta against goals setting or those preaching the merits of goal setting. The truth is, for many years, I have been a bit compulsive about studying success and learning why we succeed and fail in life. 
 
It has been my intention to find out if there is one common thing that all highly successful people share. My discovery was that there is a common denominator and it’s not that they set goals, listened to subliminal tapes, engage in self talk or positive thinking exercises.
 
No; what all highly successful people have in common is a very intense drive to succeed. It is so strong that nothing can stand in their way. This is a passion that comes from their heart not their mind. 
 
Goal setting, visualization, self talk and all these other conventional self-help methodologies feed the mind. They are psychological quick fixes. That, in itself, is not a bad thing but the problem is that those kinds of techniques will not create a strong enough motivation to keep you moving forward when the trials and obstacles are thrown in front of you.

How to Easily Generate MLM Leads With Your Own Lead Generating Machine

Jan 13
2009

If you’ve run through your warm market and you don’t know who else to talk to about your MLM business, there is good news. You can generate MLM leads yourself without leaving your home, with nothing more than your computer. Having strong tech skills is not a prerequisite.

With just a few simple pieces of technology and a little know how, you can generate an endless supply of MLM leads that are better than any you could pay for. That ability to generate MLM leads would solve the problem that causes 95 % of network marketers to fail.

Let’s look at that problem. The death to any network marketing business is to run out of quantity and quality of prospects to present your business opportunity to. When most MLM business owners reach that point, and it happens pretty quickly, they don’t know what to do next so they just get discouraged and quit.

Purchasing leads may have crossed your mind. Well, many MLM business owners spend lots of money on purchased leads just to find out that they are not very good. Most of these people also end up quitting but the difference is that they invested more money into their losing effort.

The best solution is a free solution. The best solution, for those serious about their MLM business, is to learn how to put together their own online marketing system that will generate MLM leads 24/7.

What I am talking about has nothing to do with your company affiliate site. For me, my company affiliate site is used for just one purpose and that is for enrolling new affiliates after they have already made the commitment to join.

The success of your online marketing system is going to rest on your ability to sell yourself. You must become a brand. That’s right, you incorporated. You must be able to first attract people to you before you can attract them to your company. I am talking about using attraction marketing principles online.

If you are not familiar with the concept of attraction marketing, it is that basic human nature dictates that people will be attracted to people of higher value.

The application of this in our marketing campaign is that we should position ourselves as leaders in the network marketing industry. Online, your objective is to create a marketing campaign that drives targeted traffic to your site. Once at your site, your visitors should be compelled, by your successfully positioning yourself as a leader, to opt into your email list. Getting people to opt into your mailing list is your goal and the way you generate MLM leads.

One compelling way to get prospects to opt into your list is to offer to provide them with addition information that will be beneficial to them and help them achieve success. Good copy writing is essential.

Successful network marketers, who make large five figure monthly paychecks, are presenting their business opportunity to 15-20 individual prospects per day. Does that sound like an incredible amount of prospects? Does it sound impossible? Well, it’s not when you create your own online lead generating machine.

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