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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



Are you making any money?


Let me ask you a question …


are you making any money



As a network marketer, what business are you in? Some people will say that they are in the weight loss business. Some will say that they are in the problem solving business. Some will say that they are in the relationship business. Still more will say that they are in the duplication business.


I’m here to tell you that you are really in the money making business.


There are those of you who are scoffing at that thought right now. You’re thinking, “I am not in this business just to make money. I’m in this business to help people.” If that’s really true, the next time your company sends you a check I want you to send it to me! For starters, you said you weren’t in it for the money and I could use the money. Please email me for my mailing address.


We’ll find out if you are in the money making business or not … real quick!


I know. You’re crying foul. “That’s not fair,” you say. You want to build relationships and the money is just a by product of that relationship. If that helps you to sleep at night, then fine. You can go on believing that you’re not in the money making business. The reality is that you are in the money making business.


I’m sure that there are a few people, in network marketing, who joined to make friends or for the camaraderie. Not many, though.


Now that we’ve determined that you are in business to make money, are you? Are you making any money? If you answered “No,” then you’re in trouble!


The thing about being in business, for yourself, is that you’ll end up spending money to promote your business. This is causing you to lose money, every month. If you don’t make enough money to pay those bills, you soon go broke and you’ll be out of business.


There’s that whole, “you gotta be making money” thing again.


Even if you are just buying the products, paying for your back office and whatever nickel and dime things your company makes you spend money on every month, you’ll eventually run out of money to pay for them. This is because if your business isn’t generating the money for these expenses, you’ll need to pay for them out of your pocket. How long can you last?


It is absolutely, positively imperative that you should be making at least enough money to pay for your every day expenses!


Let me repeat that … with emphasis.


It is absolutely, positively imperative that you should be making at least enough money to pay for your every day expenses!


You’re thinking, “But I’ve never made any money in network marketing. What am I supposed to do?”


I hear that a lot!


take your pick work or quit


As I see it, you can do one of two things. You can either really try to make money or you can quit.


Take your pick.


Okay, now that you’ve licked your wounds, it’s time to get to work. I’m left to believe that you’ve decided to make money and not to quit. Not yet anyway.


I want you to do 2 things.


First, I want you to write down all of the benefits that a person will get from using your product or service. If you have more than one product or service, pick the one that is the “best seller.” The one that will be the easiest to sell. Second, I want you to decide who are the best people to use your product or service. Not by name. Just specific characteristics of who would benefit the most.


An example would be if you sell weight loss shakes. The people who would benefit the most would be overweight people who want to lose weight, now. Be as specific as you can. You might say that the benefits would be that they will lose weight, have more energy and sleep better.


Did you notice that I said overweight people … who want to lose weight, now? I said that because I know that not all overweight people want to lose weight and not all of them are wanting to lose weight at this moment. Your job is to be specific and narrow down to a particular segment of the population. You could wind up with 3, 4, 5 or more specific characteristics to look for in your ideal client. That’s what you want.


Now, I want you to find your warm market list. Or write down everyone in your warm market. Before you start to whine on me, know that I am not going to ask you to sell anything to anyone in your warm market!


Don’t worry about if you’ve already called everyone in your warm market and they all said, “NO!” In fact, that will help you. If you haven’t talked to your warm market because you were afraid of how you would be treated, I salute you! Again, I don’t want you to try to sell them anything.


go talk to your warm market


I do want you to talk to them and tell them one of 2 things.


If you have talked to them before about your business and products you say this:


You know that I’m in the XYZ company and I know you said that it’s not for you, but I was wondering if you can do me a favor? Can you tell me if you know anyone who is looking for (the benefits that you wrote down from the above assignment)?”


Or you can say … (I’ll use the example from above)


Do you know anyone who is overweight and looking to loss weight, NOW!”


If you’ve never talked to your warm market, you can say this …


I’ve started my own business and I was hoping that you could help me out. I’m looking for people who are overweight and looking to lose weight, NOW! Do you know anyone like that?”


Or you could say:


I’ve started my own business and I was hoping that you could help me out. I’m looking for people who are overweight and looking to lose weight, have more energy and sleep better. Do you know anyone like that?”


Depending on the size of your warm market, you could have hundreds of people out there helping you to sell your products!


imagine all of these people helping you


I would suggest finding 15-25 regular and steady paying customers. A lot of network marketing companies are requiring distributors to have customers in at least 7-10 different households to qualify to receive commissions.


One of the best places to find new distributors to recruit is out of the pool of happy customers you have! All the more reason to find a lot of customers.


Are you making any money in your network marketing business? You should be, if you’re willing to do the work!  I can’t guarantee that you’ll make money, but at least you would’ve tried, if you follow these steps!


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Are you entrepreneurial?


Do you have the entrepreneurial mindset?


are you entrepreneurial



Unfortunately, the average person who joins a network marketing company isn’t all that entrepreneurial. That don’t have the characteristics or skills that they need to have in order to be successful. They come to network marketing all excited, only to be disappointed when they can’t make it work. They have no idea of what to do and the person who sponsored them into the business doesn’t have any idea what to do either.


It’s probably a good idea to look for people who are entrepreneurial minded from the start. I’m not saying that a person who has the mindset of an employee can’t become successful, I’m just saying that the person who is entrepreneurial minded will have an easier time and need a lot less training to become a success in this business.


The statement above says two things about the people that you recruit. First, a person with an employee mindset will need a lot of training in order for them to know what to and to, hopefully, become successful. The second thing is that network marketing is different than most businesses. Although, someone who is entrepreneurial may be better at network marketing, don’t confuse this to mean that they won’t need any training.


A definition of entrepreneurial mindset:


Entrepreneurial mindset refers to a specific state of mind which orientates human conduct towards entrepreneurial activities and outcomes. Individuals with entrepreneurial mindsets are often drawn to opportunities, innovation and new value creation.”


What makes someone entrepreneurial?


Someone who is entrepreneurial is someone who takes charge and takes action. They are not prone to flying by the seat of their pants. They devise a plan of action and they follow it. If it doesn’t work, they adjust their actions to correct their course. If they need to, they will come up with a whole new plan of action.


Someone who is entrepreneurial is someone who will track their results. They are results focused. The only thing that matters to an entrepreneur is that they got a result. The keep track of whether or not this course of action succeeded or not. They learn from their mistakes and they rarely make the same mistake twice.


They are not afraid to take calculated risks. Inside of every calculated risk is an equal or greater reward. They won’t take any risk unless they have calculated the risk to reward ratio. Is the reward greater than the consequences of the risk? They can be fearless.


They are quick to make decisions and slow to change their minds. They do not second guess themselves. You could call it ego or arrogance, but entrepreneurs believe that their ideas and solutions are the best ideas and solutions. They usually are right!


They are not the kind of people who give up on an idea. They will try every conceivable plan to make their ideas work. Only after the have exhausted every possible avenue of success, will they abandon the idea.


to an entrepreneurial mindset


They take responsibility for everything that happens in their business. Ultimately, they are responsible. No matter what happens, it is on the entrepreneurs shoulders. They have hired and trained everyone who works with them and could make a mistake.


The entrepreneur has a vision for his company. They know how things are going to be in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years and more. They also have a plan to get there.


The word quit is not in the entrepreneurs vocabulary. They are “all in” and failures are not failures they are just set backs or inconveniences. There is a solution for everything that can go wrong and the entrepreneur will find it.


The entrepreneur is customer centered. They know where the money comes from and they will take care of their customers. There aren’t too many things that are as important to the entrepreneur as their customers.


These are a few of the important characteristics that an entrepreneur has.


Do you see yourself in there? If so, congratulations! If not, now you know what you have to work on going forward.


Try to find these characteristics in the people that you talk to about your network marketing business! It might save you a lot of time!


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It’s time to make a decision about your future!



Network marketing decisions


make your network marketing decision


I remember when I decided to start an exercise program. That was 9 years ago. My oldest son was 11 and my youngest was 5. They were starting to play sports and I knew that I needed to get into better shape, if I was going to keep up with them.


I decided that I would do walking. I did a lot of running in high school and college and then ran off and on in my 20s and 30s, but I figured walking would be my best bet to do something that I could stick with. That was a good decision! I love walking!! I stuck with it for many years. The only reason I had to stop was that I’ve injured both of my feet. I’m hopeful that they will heal enough to start walking again … soon!


It is really amazing how good a shape you can get yourself into just by walking. Okay, I walked a lot. I did 6 to 8 miles per day 6 days per week for all of those years. At one point, I had my pulse down to 45 beats per minute.


After a couple of years I started to wonder if I could ever do a marathon. My initial thought was, “NO WAY!” That’s a mere 26.2 miles of walking. How long would that take me, anyway?


After thinking about it for a while, I made the decision that I was going to do a marathon. Talk about challenging yourself. I was already in really good shape, I just need to work my way up to 21 miles and then just do it! It took me about 12 weeks to train for it and I was ready to go. I did my first marathon on my training course. My training course is extremely difficult! I finished it in 6:31:00. My second marathon I did the Baltimore Marathon and did that on in 5:52:34. Baltimore is a lot easier than my training course.


You have to be saying, “Nice accomplishment, Richard, but why should I care?”


The bottom line is, I wasn’t sure if I could actually complete a marathon, but I made the decision to do it!


Once I made the decision, it was a done deal. There was nothing that was going to stop me from achieving that goal.


Decisions in network marketing


 make your decision


Now the funny thing is that I’ve heard that kind of decision in network marketing. You probably have heard it a lot as well. “I was at my company’s national convention and I ‘made the decision’ to go for it!” That’s the same kind of decision that I made about doing a marathon.


I’ve heard about these decision making moments in network marketing, over and over, but it never occurred to me exactly what they were talking about. Have you ever made a decision with such conviction, with such belief that you knew that you were going to follow through with it? That nothing was going to deter you.


They say that everyone should go their company’s convention, because that’s where more decisions are made. I have to admit that I really didn’t understand that. Made a decision? What’s up with that?


Now I finally understand what they’ve been talking about all these years.


I do have to say that anyone can make that kind of decision anytime that they want to. They do not have to go to a convention. Although, it does seem to help with the process!


Are you ready to make that kind of decision about your future?


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