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Hello, my name is Richard Brokenshire and I’m glad you decided to visit my blog. My goal is to provide you with effective information and tools that will help you become a successful internet network marketer.

For many people, sales remain a mystery. Selling is the highest paid profession in the world, but most people never put a few pieces together to make a profit.

Sometimes they read about it for years looking for secrets and ways to breakthrough, but the money is always illusive.

Making a full time income in business is possible and many people are doing it? But how can it happen for you?

I’m absolutely convinced that a lot of people are just giving up too soon. They don’t quite master the skills that are necessary to succeed.

So here comes a really important thing…the warning part of this article:

The Internet is a fantastic tool, but it’s loaded with traps, and many people who will sell you half of the tools that you need to become successful. After all, do they really want you to build a real business? Keep in mind, if you become successful you won’t need them or their products anymore. So I’ll ask you again, do they want you to succeed?

Unfortunately they have a reputation that precedes them. It’s easy to fall for the hype when you are at your wits end and you haven’t made money yet.

On my blog you will find advice and real world action plans to help you move forward as a person and in your business life. You may find the “tough love” approach difficult to face but if you stick with it you will put it all together and finally realize the your dream of a successful business.

My first bit of advice is this:

The three main things you need to concentrate on are as follows:

1. Generate your own quality leads

2. Call your leads the same day as they are generated

3. Have a long term follow-up system in place

4. Have a quality business plan that anyone can duplicate

You can’t control what the industry, your company, your up line or down line does, but you can control the three things above.

So which one do you think network marketers have the most challenge with? You guessed it, #1.  Although, picking up a phone that weighs 100 pounds can be tough! Most people seem to have difficulty in generating leads.

I can tell you from personal experience that your friends and family members are not the kind of leads that your business needs. Your brother-in-law or postman are probably not the best people to try to get involved in your business.

Maybe chasing down your friends worked in the 1960s but this is the 21st century. You need to move your thinking to the computer age! The good prospects are online right now. You just need to find them.

You may read about “attraction marketing.” It’s really nothing but putting a help wanted ad in front of someone who is looking for that kind of “job.” It’s not rocket science. Anyone can do that.

 

Thank you!

Richard Brokenshire

Go out and teach the people

 

 

Are you being selfish?

 

 

It’s really easy to get wrapped up in the business, any business. As a solopreneur, it’s even easier. We become self focused and self centered. Our success in business depends on us. We are the business.

 

 

Unfortunately, we worry too much about ourselves. “What will people think of me?” “Will they say no, to me?” “Are they rejecting me?” The self doubt and questioning seems to be never ending.

 

 

will they say no?

 

 

You can’t build a network marketing business like that. I mean, there’s only so much rejection one can take before they quit.

 

 

While all of this is true. You are the business. It does depend on you, but you can not do it alone. You can’t buy your why to the top of any compensation plan. You can’t even sponsor your way to the top. You can sponsor 1,000 people and if they never do anything then you will go nowhere, in a hurry!

 

 

A network marketing business is all about cooperation and duplication. You need to sponsor enough people to have 5 or 6 that will be willing to find enough people to have 5 or 6 that will do the same thing.

 

 

I know that has to sound confusing, but I know you understand it!

 

 

confused?

 

 

When you first start out in business you have a certain number of prospects. It might be 1 or it could be hundreds, but you have some prospects. It is not your job to decide who is interested in joining you and your business. It is your job to go out and find out who would be interested. This isn’t about you! It is about the other person. They have wants, needs, desires and dreams too.

 

 

It is about teaching them that there is another way.

 

 

I heard a story, recently, about a young woman who was approached about a network marketing opportunity. She was skeptical about it. It all sounded great. Maybe a little too great. She asked her grandmother to go to the meeting with her. She didn’t want to feel pressured to sign up on the spot and thought having her grandmother there would help.

 

 

grandma

 

 

The two went to the meeting. It was over in about 45 minutes. The person who had invited the woman to see the business plan came over to them and asked them what they thought about it. The young woman started to talk, but the grandmother interrupted her. She said, “I wish someone had told me about this when I was younger. I had no idea that something like this existed. I thought I had to work for 40 years of my life in order to succeed.”

 

 

That’s a pretty heavy statement, isn’t it?

 

 

“I wish someone had told me.”

 

 

“I wish someone had told me.”

 

 

Think about that for a minute!

 

 

How many people are out there that wish that someone would tell them about network marketing? How many of your prospects are just waiting to be told about this business? It’s not about you!

 

 

go forth and teach the people!

 

 

It’s about teaching people that there is another way. Maybe it’s right for them and maybe it’s not. It’s not your job to make that decision for them! They need to decide for themselves.

 

 

Take your focus off of yourself and how everything impacts you. Go out and teach the people and let them decide!

 

 

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This is the best of the online Advocare reviews

 

 

Are Advocare reviews a dime a dozen?

 

 

my advocare reviews

 

 

I choose to review Advocare because it is one of the biggest and fastest growing network marketing companies. Currently, Advocare is enjoying a new surge in popularity. Does this mean that Advocare is a good company to join or not? Let’s find out.

 

 

If you are thinking about joining this company, you should be reading as many Advocare reviews as you can find. Be sure that the reviews you read are not written by current members of the Advocare opportunity. They are just there to try to recruit you into the business and may not give you a fair and unbiased review. They will be there to try to “sell” you their business.

 

 

My review of Advocare will be an fair, accurate and an independent review. I am not, nor have I ever been a distributor of Advocare products or their business opportunity.

 

 

Whether you are thinking of joining Advocare or any other network marketing company, I would urge you to do your own due diligence. I strive to provide you with useful and accurate information that should give you a good start into examining this company. Remember, this is only a start!

 

 

If you would like to explore their website, you can find it here. Advocare.com.

 

 

People frequently lose money while trying to build any network marketing company.

 

 

Advocare reviews – the company and its history

 

 

Advocare reviews - the company and its history

 

 

Advocare was founded by Charles Ragus, in 1993. The former pro football player, unfortunately, passed away in 2001. He was just 58 years old. Later, in 2007, Richard Wright was brought in to be the President and CEO of the company. He still holds those positions with the company.

 

 

Their headquarters is located in Plano, Texas.

 

 

As of 2010, it is reported that Advocare had, approximately, 60,000 “active” distributors. “Active” is being defined as any distributor who is receiving a check from the company. Bonus checks are not counted as a check from the company.

 

 

Advocare is considered to be in the health and wellness niche. They are selling products that are in the following categories, weight management, nutritional supplements, sports nutrition and personal care.

 

 

They have been in business for 21 years. They have made it through the critical first 5 years of business. Most network marketing companies that fail, will fail in their fist 5 years of business.

 

 

Their annual sales are estimated to be nearly $400,000,000.

 

 

Advocare reviews – their Better Business Bureau rating

 

 

advocare reviews and their BBB rating

 

 

I have checked their better Business Bureau rating. Advocare has an A rating. This meets my standards as a good company.

 

 

Please keep in mind that this rating is derived from several criteria, including the complaints that the company has gotten and how well they are able to resolve these problems.

 

 

If you would like to read their BBB report, you can find it here. Advocare’s BBB rating.

 

 

Advocare reviews – their products

 

 

They have over 70 different product.

 

 

The retail prices range from $20.00 for their breathe spray, Nice Ice to $190.00, for their 24 Day Challenge Bundle.

 

 

If you would like to see their products and pricing you can go to their site. Advocare’s products. There is a list of product categories in the left sidebar.

 

 

I like to advise anyone who is thinking about joining any network marketing company to try out the products before they make a final decision. You can contact a distributor to buy from them or you can go to Amazon and find a product there. I’d suggest comparing the retail price from the Advocare site to those prices listed on Amazon. You may find someone offering a discount on Amazon.  You can find many Advocare products review on Amazon.

 

 

Advocare products on Amazon.

 

 

Advocare reviews – if you join

 

 

Advocare reviews – if you join

 

 

If you decide that Advocare is the right company for you, there is a $79.00 fee to join. You do get a distributor kit. It contains two products called Slam and Spark. You also get some marketing materials.

 

 

There is also an annual renewal fee of $50.00. Apparently, the company does not require a distributor to be on an autoship program.

 

 

They do offer discounts for their distributors. A distributor gets a 20% discount and an Advisor gets a 40% discount.

 

 

Advocare reviews – the compensation plan

 

 

There are 12 different levels in the Advocare compensation plan. You join as a distributor and you can work your way up to Double Diamond.

 

 

I found this, a 26 page pdf document, about Advocare’s policies. In it, you will find 10 pages that are dedicated to their compensation plan. They are the last 10 pages of the document. Advocare’s Compensation Plan.

 

 

Advocare reviews – the compensation plan

 

 

My criteria for a company’s compensation plan is that it should be easily understood. If it is too complex to understand by anyone, then it is possible that you would never feel comfortable with how the company pays you.

 

 

Advocare reviews – their income disclosure statement

 

 

According to their 2013 IDS, the average “active” distributor earns $1708.08 per year. If you do the math, you will find that $1708.00 per year is just $142.00 per month.

 

 

To their credit, slightly more than 3% of Advocare’s “active” distributors are earning $3,000.00 per month or more.

 

 

There are 5.5% who are earning about $1,000 per month. At least they are profitable!

 

 

Advocare’s 2013 IDS

 

 

Advocare reviews – is this the right company for you?

 

 

Advocare reviews – is this the right company for you

 

 

Obviously, I can’t answer that question for you. They do have many factors in their favor. They have a BBB rating of A. There are over 3% of distributors who are earning pretty decent money, $3,000 per month. They have been in business for 21 years.

 

 

I can’t find a lot of negatives about Advocare. Aside from the fact that the compensation plan took 10 pages to explain.

 

 

They look like one of the better network marketing out there.

 

 

Is there an Advocare scam?

 

 

Advocare is in the weight loss niche, there may be some that might think that they are a scam. Let me assure that Advocare is a reputable and good company. They are in no way a scam!

 

 

Advocare reviews – what to do next

 

 

As always, if you are thinking about joining this company, do your own due diligence.

 

 

you should do more investigative work to be sure this is the right company for you

 

 

The person who sponsors you is just as critical, to your success, as the information that is discussed in this Advocare review.

 

 

In the end, you must be willing to sell the products and recruit people into the business. It helps, a lot, if you are enthusiastic about the company and their products!

 

 

I am wishing you the best of luck in your network marketing journey!

 

 

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Are you reading Isagenix reviews?

 

 

Isagenix reviews

 

 

are you reading isagenix reviews?

 

 

I decided to review Isagenix because it has been one of the most popular network marketing companies, since its inception. Does this mean it is a good company to join or not? Let’s take a look.

 

 

If you are thinking about joining Isagenix, you should read as many Isagenix reviews as you can find. Be sure that the reviews you read are not written by current members of the Isagenix opportunity. They are just there to try to recruit you into the business and may not give you an unbiased review.

 

 

My review of Isagenix will be an independent review. I am not, nor have I ever been a distributor of Isagenix products or the business opportunity.

 

 

Whether you are thinking of joining Isagenix or any other network marketing company, I would urge you to do your own due diligence. I strive to provide you with useful information that should give you a good start into examining this company. Remember, this is only a start!

 

 

People frequently lose money while trying to build any network marketing company.

Isagenix reviews – the company and its history

 

 

Isagenix reviews - the company and its history

 

 

Isagenix was founded in 2002, in Chandler, Arizona. There are 3 co-founders of Isagenix. They include John Anderson, who is the product formulator, along with Jim Coover and Kathy Coover.

 

 

Jim Coover is the CEO and Kathy Coover is the Executive Vice President. Both of the Coovers have previous network marketing experience, as distributors.

 

 

The fact that they have been in business for 12 years, is a good sign. Most network marketing companies that fail will do so in their first 5 years.

 

 

The company reports having over 200,000 distributors, worldwide. They have also reported annual sales approaching $500,000,000.

 

 

Isagenix currently operates in 8 countries. These include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico.

 

 

Isagenix reviews – their Better Business Bureau rating

 

 

Isagenix has a Better Business Bureau rating of A+. I like to see that a company has at least an A rating. This puts Isagenix in very good standing with the BBB.

 

 

Keep in mind that this rating is derived from several criteria, including the Isagenix complaints that the company has gotten and how well they are able to resolve these problems.

 

 

If you would like to read their BBB report, you can find it here. Isagenix’s BBB report.

 

 

Isagenix reviews – and their products

 

 

Isagenix reviews - and their products

 

 

Isagenix has nearly 4 dozen different products. They fall into 3 main categories. They are weight loss, energy and performance and healthy aging.

 

 

They have everything from meal replacement bars to weight loss shakes. There is also a line of lotions. Although most of the products can be bought individually, most products seem to be sold in kits.

 

 

There is a wide range of prices for their products.

 

 

There is a Sampler Pak that retails for $14.00 and the Performance Presidential Pak goes for $745.00.

 

 

They have an excellent website. It is, actually, one of the very best and most informative that I have seen, in the industry! There is a 84 page pdf that has an extensive description of all of their products. It contains all of the nutrition facts and it also shows the retail prices compared with the distributor’s pricing. You can find it here. Isagenix Product booklet. There is a condensed version of fast facts if you’d prefer. Isagenix Fast Facts booklet.

 

 

you should read their documents

 

 

My suggestion is that you try out the products before you join the company.

 

 

You can many of the products, for sale, on Amazon. You can find them here. Isagenix products on Amazon. You can compare the retail prices on Amazon to the prices listed in their Product booklet to make sure that you are not paying more than you have to.

 

 

Isagenix reviews – if you join

 

 

If you decide to join the Isagenix opportunity, it will cost you either $29.00 per year or $39.00 per year. If you agree to go on their autoship plan, then you get the discounted price. The $39.00 per year plan allows you to order the products whenever you want.

 

 

According to the company’s headquarters, you need to purchase 100 BV (business volume), monthly, in order to stay as an “active distributor.” As a distributor, you will not qualify to get any kind of check from the company until you have you have recruited 2 people and you maintain 100 BV, monthly.

 

 

Business volume is a number that is assigned to every product that a company sells. It is almost always lower than the retail price. A product that retails for $100.00 might have a business volume of 40 BV. This is just an example and may not relate to any of the Isagenix products.

 

 

There are 3 separate prices for each product. There is the full retail price. Then there is the associate price. That would be “wholesale” pricing. Then there is a price called Rewards.” The Rewards price is for those who are on the autoship plan.

 

 

Isagenix reviews – the compensation plan

 

 

Isagenix reviews – the compensation plan

 

 

There are 5 levels in the Isagenix compensation plan. You start out as an Associate and you can move to the highest level called Executive. After that, it gets much more complex. There is a 6 page pdf available to read. You can find it here. Isagenix Compensation pdf.

 

 

There is also a 14 minute video that discusses the compensation plan.

How do they turn a 6 page document into a 14 minute video?

 

 

 

 

Isagenix reviews – their income disclosure statement

 

 

I have to admit that I was impressed by their website. The Income Disclosure Statement was very easy to find. In their IDS document, they are trying to make the numbers look as good as they can. It doesn’t work.

 

 

They say that 83.5% of active distributors are making no money at all. They claim that those distributors in this category are in the company to buy the products at wholesale prices. I’m not convinced of that.

 

 

They go on to say that another 11.5% earn an annual income of $147.00. That’s about $12.00 per month.

 

 

That’s a total of 95% of distributors that are earning $12.00 per month or less.

 

 

The last category is for “business builders.” They make up the final 5% of distributors.

 

 

If you do the math, and they do make you do the math, to get the real numbers. You will find that a mere 0.1% of distributors are making over $100,000 per year. In my opinion, that’s well below the average in network marketing of those who reach the top level of their compensation plan.

 

 

Of that 5% who are business builders, 95% of them are making less than $420.00 per month.

You can read the IDS. for yourself, here.

 

 

Isagenix Income Disclosure Statement

 

 

Isagenix reviews – is this the right company for you?

 

 

isagenix reviews - is isagenix right for you?

 

 

You’ll have to decide whether or not this company is the right one for you. I hope that the information I have included here will help you in your decision making process.

 

 

There are things that I like about Isagenix and then there are things that concern me.

 

 

I would say that it is a plus that they have been in business for 12 years and they have an A+ rating with the BBB. It does concern me that 99.75% of distributors are making less than $420.00 per month and the vast majority are making no money at all.

 

 

Isagenix reviews scam?

 

 

isagenix reviews - a scam?

 

 

Being that Isagenix is in the weight loss niche, there may be some that might think that they are a scam. Let me assure that Isagenix is a good and strong company. They are in no way a scam! Judging from the IDS numbers, it does kind of make you wonder, though.

 

 

As always, if you are thinking about joining this company, do your own due diligence.

 

 

The person who sponsors you is just as critical to your success as the information that is contained in this Isagenix reviews.

 

 

In the end, you must be willing to sell the products and recruit people into the business. It helps, a lot, if you are enthusiastic about, both, the company and their products!

 

 

I am wishing you the best of luck in your network marketing journey!

 

 

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My review of the Pampered Chef

 

 

What is the Pampered Chef?

 

 

is this a pampered chef?

 

 

I choose to review the Pampered Chef because it has been one of the longest lasting network marketing companies. Does this mean it is a good company to join or not?

 

 

If you are thinking about joining the Pampered Chef, you should read as many Pampered Chef reviews as you can find. Be sure that the reviews that you read are not written by current members of the the Pampered Chef opportunity. They are just there to try to recruit you into the business and may not give you an unbiased review.

 

 

My review of the Pampered Chef will be an independent review. I am not, nor have I ever been a distributor of the Pampered Chef products or the business opportunity.

 

 

Whether you are thinking of joining the Pampered Chef or any other network marketing company, I would urge you to do your own due diligence. I strive to provide you with useful information that should give you a good start into examining this company. Remember, this is only a start!

 

 

People frequently lose money while trying to build any network marketing company.

The Pampered Chef – the company and its history

 

 

The Pampered Chef was founded in Addison, Illinois, in 1980, by Doris Christopher. She still serves as the company’s chairman, but Marla Gottschalk took over as CEO and President of the company in 2003. The latest statistics show that the Pampered Chef generates an amazing $500,000,000 in annul sales. The company now has over 60,000 distributors who operate in 5 countries. These include the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Mexico.

 

 

Obviously, they have surpassed the 5 year mark, having been in business for 34 years.

they have been in business for 34 years

 

 

The Pampered Chef was bought by Warren Buffet, through his company, Berkshire Hathaway. This was in 2002.

 

 

The Pampered Chef – their Better Business Bureau rating

 

 

If you check with the BBB you will find that they have an A+ rating. This is excellent, since they have been in business so long!

 

 

Keep in mind that this rating is derived from the complaints that the company gets and how well they are able to resolve these problems.

 

 

If you would like to investigate their BBB report for yourself, you can find it here. The Pampered Chef BBB report.

 

 

The Pampered Chef – their products

 

 

can you  make money with the pampered chef?

 

 

The Pampered Chef is best known for its kitchen cutlery products, but they also sell cookware, pantry items, stoneware and cookbooks.

 

 

I always tell people, who are thinking about joining any network marketing company, to try out the company’s products. This is to see if you actually like the products and would feel good about selling them to your friends and family.

 

 

There are over 300 products that the Pampered Chef has for sale. You can find many of them on Amazon. You can find them on Amazon through this link. I am not an affiliate! Pampered Chef on Amazon. There are some ratings for the products here. They seem to start at 3.5 stars and go to 5 stars.

 

 

You can compare the prices that you find on Amazon with the prices that are listed on the Pampered Chef website. Find the products and pricing here. The link will take you to the “What’s New” category. You can use the “SHOP” drop down menu in the top tool bar to find other categories.

 

 

Prices seem to range from as low as $2.50 for a paring knife all the way to $450.00 for a block knife set.

The Pampered Chef – if you join

 

 

If you do decide to join the Pampered Chef business, there are 2 different starter kits that you can purchase. You can purchase the Consultant Kit, which costs $159.00. This kit contains about $600.00 worth of products and business tools. The Mini Kit contains about $350.00 of products and business tools.

 

 

You can look at the products that are in each kit here. Starter Kits.

 

 

You get the company’s replicated website, for free, for the first 90 days. After that trial period, you have to pay for them. Their website says that you can get the website for as little as $10.00. Does that mean that there are those who will pay more for the site?

 

 

The Pampered Chef – the compensation plan

The graphic below can be found on the Pampered Chef website. It shows that as you sell products you earn a percentage commission. It shows that you can earn between 20% and 25%, but on the site it says that the commission can go as high as 31%, once you reach $15,000 in career sales.

 

 

pampered chef and their comp plan

 

 

There is another graphic, from the site, that shows that there are 6 levels in the compensation plan. You start as a Director and can go to the highest level as a National Executive Director.

 

 

As you recruit people into the business, you can earn overrides on your team’s total sales and you can earn bonuses as well.

 

 

I put the other graphic, from the Pampered Chef’s website, in the Income Disclosure Statement section as it looks like they are trying to show possible income levels at each level.

 

 

shows the compensation percentages

 

 

The Pampered Chef – their income disclosure statement

 

 

The following graphic is as close as I could come to finding a real Income Disclosure Statement. The possible incomes at each level is extremely vague and doesn’t show what percentages of distributors have reached each level.

 

 

I will make one comment about this graphic. It looks like it is showing that as a Director you could make up to nearly $75,000 per year. You can make of this what you’d like.

 

 

I have read dozens of Income Disclosure Statements over the years and they are all about the same. They usually show that a very very small percentage of distributors make it to any of the top levels of the compensation plan. I would have to guess that the Pampered Chef is no different.

 

 

how much money can you make with pampered chef?

 

 

The Pampered Chef – is this the right company for you?

 

 

I can’t answer that question for you. You will need to decide if this is the right company for you or not. I think I have given you a good start in investigating this company.

 

 

I would suggest that you continue to talk to current and past distributors and get their opinions of the company and their products. Find out what kind of experiences they had with the company.

 

 

Is Pampered Chef a scam?

 

 

pampered chef is not a scam!

 

 

There may be some that might think that they are a scam. Let me assure that the Pampered Chef is a good and strong company. They have been in business for many years. They are in no way a scam!

 

 

As always, if you are thinking about joining this company, do your own due diligence.

 

 

The person who sponsors you is just as critical to your success as the information that is contained in this Pampered Chef review.

 

 

In the end, you must be willing to sell the products and recruit people into the business. It helps, a lot, if you are enthusiastic about, both, the company and their products!

 

 

I am wishing you the best of luck in your network marketing journey!

An editorial note:

 

 

Some may read that Warren Buffet has bought this company and conclude that joining this company is a good idea. I would say to those people that Warren Buffet thinks that the company will continue to be profitable. Notice that he DID NOT join as a distributor.

 

 

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Passion, excitement and enthusiasm

 

 

Are you making your business look like a job?

 

 

are you excited about your business?

 

 

Most people who join a network marketing company are just doing a “side project that wouldn’t interfere with what they are doing now.” It’s a side project because they already have a job. A job, that more than likely, they don’t like or enjoy, but “it pays the bills.”

 

 

Does any of that sound familiar? Does that describe you or how you happen to be in network marketing?

 

 

Having a job is not the worst thing that you can have. There are a few people who really like their jobs. They are able to do something that they really like and enjoy. To those people, I salute you. To those who don’t like their jobs, I feel your pain! I’ve been there and done that.

 

 

A little history

 

 

I remember being in my last year of college. I was driving around in a 1972 Chevrolet Impala. It wasn’t a bad car, but it got terrible gas mileage. I had to share the car with my brother and one of my sisters. I was the only one who was making any money, so I’d buy gas and they’d run it all out for me. That got old in a hurry!

 

 

1972 Impala?

 

 

In order to buy a new car, I had to take a full time job. It seemed like a good plan at the time. I had 106 credits, at the time. I was kind of tired of going to school anyway. I figured that I could still go to college at night and graduate in 18 months or so.

 

 

I was rolling in the dough. Yeah, right. It was a minimum wage, retail job. Basically, I was a shelf stocker and I ran a cash register, if they needed an extra hand. At first, I didn’t mind it. I was making money. I bought a 1981 Dodge Colt. It got great gas mileage and was fun to drive. I never had to worry about someone running the gas out. It was a 4 speed manual transmission and my siblings had no idea how to drive a stick shift!

 

 

Life was good.

 

 

I now had a car payment. My own insurance and gas bills to pay. I had moved out on my own around that time. I had to pay rent and for food. That minimum wage job didn’t do much more than pay the bills.

 

 

It was like deja vu all over again!

 

 

The job quickly became drudgery. I hated it. I had weird hours. I was required to work at least one day on the weekend. Management didn’t like me, for some reason. I returned the favor. I was turned down for a raise because, I “didn’t smile enough.” I started smiling and having a lot of fun on the job. The next time I was up for a raise they turned me down saying, you “smile too much.”

 

 

I switched jobs shortly after that and doubled my income.

 

 

doubled my income

 

 

Life was good

 

 

Is there a morale to this story? Probably not …

 

 

I started out kind of liking my job. I was working. I gave value to the company. I could see that I did a good job and that was satisfying in and of itself.

 

 

I got bored with the job. I didn’t having any enthusiasm or excitement for it. My heart wasn’t in it anymore. After a while, I realized that there was nothing else to learn. Someone bought a bottle of Windex and I had to put a new bottle on the shelves to take its place. How boring can it get?

 

 

My question to you is this, are you making your business look like that kind of a job?

 

 

Is it something that you “have to do?” Do you have to make those phone calls. Do you have to sell some products. Do you have to show the business plan to another person today?

 

 

drudgery

 

 

Do you have any passion for your business? Are you excited about helping people? Teaching them new things. Are you able to share your products, with enthusiasm?

 

 

Or are you making your business look boring? Drudgery?

 

 

When people think about you and your business, are they thinking, “Wow, they are really on fire for that business!” or are they thinking, “Why would I join them? I already have a job I hate?”

 

 

No matter where you are in your business, you could be brand new or a seasoned veteran, you need to find something that you love about the business. Something that you have a passion for. Something that when people see you doing it they will think, “I want what they have!”

 

 

It might be the company’s product or service. Maybe your company sells a new widget that cuts potatoes into 87 different shapes and you think that it is the most spectacular thing since sliced bread. You’re totally excited when you give the product demonstrations!

 

 

That kind of enthusiasm is contagious!

 

 

Maybe you like to teach. You can teach people about your products or teach them how to make money selling them.

 

 

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You could be a wizard at advertising and marketing. You might be a great manager of people. Maybe you just love the concept of network marketing. There are so many things that you could find to be excited about in this business. Find it and use it to your advantage. Show them that owning a business is fun and exciting!

 

 

If you are conducting your business like you’re a bump on a pickle, then I can pretty much guarantee that you will not do very well.

 

 

Find your passion and let it shine!

 

 

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