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Welcome to my blog, where you will find the best network marketing information to help you to succeed in your home business.


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 elusive.


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.


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 four main things you need to concentrate on are as follows:


1. Get yourself into profit as quickly as possible

2. Generate your own, quality leads

3. Call or contact your leads the same day as they are generated

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


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


Which one do you think network marketers have the most challenge with? You guessed it, #1.  We are in a money making business. If you don’t make any money, sooner or later you will have to quit.


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. However, all of these people might be willing to support you by buying one or more of your products.


Once you are able to generate a profit, recruiting people into your company will be a bit easier. When a prospect asks you, “How much money are you making?” you’ll have a real answer.


It becomes much easier when the prospects know that you’ll be able to show them how to become profitable, like you!



Thank you!

Richard Brokenshire



Bell’s and whistles


Bell’s as in Bell’s palsy


bell's palsy is dangerous


I don’t live my life in public. I consider myself to be a fairly private person. I don’t plaster Facebook with every little detail of my life. I’ve spent some time trying to figure why people are so willing to put the details of their lives on the internet. Maybe it’s something that younger people like to do. I guess if you have no other way of communicating with people, the internet can be a great tool.


However, I refuse to tweet about what I ate for lunch!


I am making an exception for today, though.


I don’t really share these kinds of things with people and now I’m about to tell 30,000 of my closest friends.


It’s a story that goes back 10 years.


I had just gotten back from a trip to Alabama. I took my, then 10 year old son, to my uncle’s funeral. That’s a whole other story, but suffice it to say that it was a very stressful trip. When I got back, I was sitting in my office, doing paperwork. I was alone and was just trying to get enough stuff done so I could go home and relax. All of a sudden I feel my forehead, on my right side, go completely numb. Then my eyelid on that side went numb. My cheek all the way down to my chin went numb as well. It took less than 5 minutes and I had no feeling on that side of my face. I couldn’t close my eye all the way. I could even raise an eyebrow. My mouth felt like I had just left a dentist’s office. If I tried to drink, I would’ve drooled all over myself. Needless to say, I went straight home and called the doctor.


I went to the appointment. I was sure that I had a stroke. What else could’ve caused all the numbness and loss of muscle control?


The doctor asked me how old I was and he said that it probably wasn’t a stroke. Well, that was the end of the good news. He told me that I had Bell’s Palsy. How could I have that? I’d never even heard of it. He explained that it is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. I had the chicken pox when I was about 12 years old. Apparently, the virus stays in your body and is wrapped around the nerve fibers, throughout your body. It can be anywhere and everywhere. In this case, it was located on my facial nerves.


bell's palsy can cause paralysis


What happens is that the virus can be “activated” during times of very high stress.


I had just returned from a 1,500 mile trip. I had a 10 year old with me and he was a handful at the time. I was around a bunch of relatives that cause me a great deal of grief. Then add in the stress of the funeral and that was a recipe for disaster.


What the doctor didn’t tell, that I had to learn from a friend was that the paralysis can be permanent. I couldn’t even imagine that a childhood disease could end up making me paralyzed on that side of my face. That was scary!


The good news is that with the medication and exercises I regained about 95% use and control of the muscles and nerves. I can still tell that there is a problem, but most people have no idea. My lower eyelid is weak and it allows my eye to dry out. I can’t whistle like I used to and my smile is slightly off on that side. Almost no one can tell that there are those problems, but I can.


Fast forward 10 years.


I have been trying to take Mark J’s Master Key Experience over the past month or so. I made the decision, last weekend, to drop out of the class. I wrote an article explaining that I had fallen way behind, I didn’t think that I could catch up and I was getting stressed out about it.


While all of that is true, I didn’t tell everything that’s going on here and I why ultimately felt that it was best for me to withdraw from the class.


Over the past few months, our oldest son passed away, my wife’s sister passed away a few weeks ago and my third son had twin boys that were 4 weeks premature. It was a high risk pregnancy and we worried every minute of every day until they both left the hospital. There’s a lot more to that part of the story, but it’s not my story to tell.


I’m not usually affected by stress. I don’t freak out and I don’t get anxiety. I don’t really worry about things that are out of my control.


In this case, it just seemed like the stressors got piled up higher and faster than I thought was possible. Add the stress of a class that I was falling behind in and I had another recipe for a disaster.


bell's palsy is a recipe for disaster


About 3 weeks ago, I noticed my left arm going numb and I had little to no control of it. I also had numbness down my left side, from my shoulder to my knee. It would start and finish a few minutes later. So far, I’ve regained complete control of my arm and the numbness is gone. Again, I thought I was having a series of strokes. I decided that I’m still not old enough to have a stroke, but it was still scary.


I finally figured it out and it has to be the Bell’s Palsy again. All of the stress has built up until it has triggered the virus to be active again.


The fact that it could be permanent made me stop and reassess things. I needed to get rid of as much of the stress as I could and give myself a chance to heal. I’ve taken a little time off from blogging. I withdrew from the MKE class and I am trying to delegate some of my other responsibilities to others for the time being.


The last thing I want is to be permanently paralyzed because of having the misfortune of having had the chicken pox as a kid!



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Building self confidence in network marketing

Do you have enough self-confidence?


If you're going to be successful in network marketing, you'll need to have a great deal of self-confidence. Create a large list of people to talk to.


Most people start their business coming from a place where they have little to no self-confidence. They may possess some self-confidence in many areas, but owning and running a business probably isn’t one of them. In order to be successful in network marketing, you’re going to need a few things.


The first is the necessary skills. The second is a large pool of prospects to talk to and the last thing is a lot of self-confidence. In any kind of business, your self-confidence will be tested and challenged. Every time you start to approach someone and you chicken out and walk away, your confidence will be lessened. Every time you talk to someone about your business and they say “No” you lose some of your confidence.


For the new distributor, who had very little self-confidence to start with, it won’t take long until their self-confidence is knocked to the ground. When they look up from being on the ground, they’ll have to decide whether they really want to get up and try again.


Other things can affect a distributor’s self-confidence. One of the main things is the size of their warm market list. When it comes to having a pool of people to talk to, size does matter. If you have a small warm market list you will covet them.


In this case covet means – to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others.


You want them BAD! You are in a place of desperation. You only have so many leads and when those run out, you’re out of business. This is what makes some distributors chase, beg and bug their warm market to join their business or buy their products.


The distributor who has a small list of names to talk to will have an ever-increasing fear of failure. Every time they hear the word “No” they get a little more worried that they won’t have enough people to talk to in order to be successful. They add to their fear of failing and this, in turn, adds to the sense of desperation. It’s a viscous circle that feeds on itself.


There are 2 ways to increase your self-confidence, in network marketing.


do you have enough self-confidence


The first is to always be building a warm market list of people that you can talk to about your business. If you have a lot of people to talk to and you know that you’re able to add names to that list, relatively easily, your self-confidence will soar. You never need to worry about what any one person says to you about your opportunity or your products. You needn’t be worried about the outcome of any meeting. Once you reach this place, you’ll just be there to collect people’s decisions.


You’ll be coming from a place of strength. As your confidence grows, your fear of failure will shrink.


The second way to strengthen your self-confidence is to have successes. Nothing will add to your confidence like having a win to celebrate. The more victories that you have the more your self-confidence will grow. Success is also a viscous cycle that feeds on itself, as well.


As you have successes, you’ll find that there is a “high” that you get from it. Unfortunately, when you suffer a loss, you find there is a corresponding “low.”


This is what causes the “roller coast ride” that many new business people find themselves on. Eventually, you’ll need to find your equilibrium. This is when the wins don’t get you as high and your losses don’t get you that low. It’s all just a matter of business.


No matter what happens, if you can walk away saying, “It’s just business,” then you’ve found that equilibrium you’re looking for.


Most distributors will need to build up their self-confidence if they want to be successful in network marketing!



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All prospects are presold on network marketing!


Don’t talk your network marketing prospect

out of joining your business



How can that be? Everyone we talk to says “No!” It seems like we have to try to talk everyone into joining our business. Either talk them into joining or trick them into joining. Why would anyone want to join a network marketing company? It’s a tough business, not very many people succeed and the products are expensive.


While all of that might be true, I can assure you that everyone is presold on your network marketing business and your products.


What does presold mean, anyway?


Presold means that the prospect already wants what you have to offer, even though they might not realize it.


You may think that I’m crazy, but hear me out. What 4 things do people want from a business?


It doesn’t matter what kind of network marketing business you’re in or what your product happens to be, your prospect wants it. If you’re in electricity, does your prospect want to pay more for their electricity or less? Of course, they want to pay less. If you’re in skin care, does your prospect want dry, cracked skin or soft, health skin? Yes, they want soft and healthy skin. If you’re in weight loss, does your prospect want to weigh more or do they want to weigh less? I think you get the picture!


The next thing that people want is more money. If you went up to your prospect and asked them whether they wanted more money or less money, what we they say? I doubt that you could find someone who would say that they wanted less money. The opportunity to make more money is a hallmark of the network marketing industry.



Now ask them if they want to pay more in taxes or less in taxes? Again, I doubt that you could find a single person who was hoping that they could pay more in taxes. There are a lot of extra tax deductions when you own your own business. Many of these deductions are write-offs on money that they are already spending. Most people could probably save $100.00 to $200.00 or more per month. (I’m not an accountant!)


Do they want to have more time with the people that they care about or less time with them? Most prospects that you’ll talk to will say that they’d like to have more time with their friends and family. A network marketing business allows you to pick the hours that you’ll be working. This could free up time that can be used to spend more time with family and friends.


Now my question to you is this, do you think that there is anyone out there who wouldn’t want the benefits that your products offer or anyone who wouldn’t like to make more money, pay less in taxes or have more time to live their life the way that they want to live it?


My guess would be that everyone would like to have 1 or more of the things that owning a network marketing business can offer them! Everyone is presold!


If everyone is presold, on network marketing, then why is it so difficult to recruit people and find customers?


Maybe it’s us. Maybe we’re saying the wrong things to them and we end up talking them out of being our customer or our new recruit.


If you’re having trouble finding customers or new recruits, then you should be thinking about changing the words that you say! Change your words, change your business, change your life!



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