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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!



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Richard Brokenshire



On the road again


Walking to get in shape




I’m not one to write a lot about myself. However, I do share things from time to time. Lucky you, today is one of those days.


I’ve long advocated that people get themselves into the best shape that they can be in. If you want to have more energy throughout the day, being in shape will do the trick. You will look your best and feel your best too. To that end, I took up walking. I’ve talked about my walking career several times, on this blog. As it turns out I love to walk!


I used to run in high school and in college, but as I got older, I found that I had a lot less time to devote to keeping myself in shape. Ugh! That was a bad thing. By the time that life slowed down enough to exercise, I was in terrible shape. I couldn’t have run if I wanted to.


I’ll fast forward to 5 years ago. I had just finished my 6th marathon and was looking forward to taking a little time off. I took the winter off completely. The next spring I noticed that my right foot was going numb when I walked. I did my usual amateur sleuthing and decided that I had a neuroma. A neuroma is when a nerve that is sagging and is out of place. The fact that it was in the bottom of my foot meant that I was walking directly on the nerve. It wasn’t painful, but it made my foot go numb.


It’s particularly difficult to walk when your entire foot is numb. I decided to rest it. A long and boring 9 months later I was healed. I started walking again and I set my sights on the next marathon.


It was too late to train for the one in the fall so spring it would be.


basketball coach


I was assistant coach for my son’s basketball team and in the course of coaching I injured my plantar fascia in my left foot. If you’ve ever had planter fasciitis, you know how painful that is. My plans for another marathon were put on hold again.


Another 9 months and I was healed again. It was too late to enter the fall marathon so I set my sights on the spring marathon.


Somehow, over the winter I managed to re-injure both feet. I was hobbling pretty good for a while. I rested as much as possible and 9 months later … well, I wasn’t healed. I didn’t like that.


It seemed that every time I thought I was healed, I would hurt one foot or the other. It was so frustrating. I did everything that I could think of to get them back to normal so I could continue to walk. I used ice packs, heating pads, inserts for my shoes. I immobilized my feet. I tried things that were specifically made for plantar fasciitis and nothing worked. I tried exercises and more exercises to fix the problem and nothing.


Now it’s been 3 long years of pain and false starts. It has been like torture for me. I really love to walk! It was exactly a week ago and my feet had been feeling really good. I decided to try to walk 3 miles.


I did the 3 miles, a little slower than I used to do it, but not bad for the first time out in 3 years. I didn’t have any pain. I decided to walk the next day as well. I had walked 3 miles before, but I had never done it 2 days in a row. I figured if I could make it through that, then I might be healed. I walked the next day as well. I was tired. My feet felt like I had done a marathon, but I didn’t have any pain in my feet. I took the next 2 days off and walked the following 2 days. I seem to be doing pretty well. The last day I walked I really over did it. That day, I changed the oil in my car, I walked 3 miles, then I took the dogs for a 1 mile walk right after that and then I helped move a bunch of furniture. All of that when the heat index was 102 degrees. It was a little too much and I probably was somewhat dehydrated.


I think I’m back to walking now.


That’s my story and I’m sticking with it!


I tell my story in hopes of motivating someone out there to take up walking as well. It’s fairly easy to do and you can get in really good shape doing it. No sense running and banging up your joints. Walking is just as good.



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Frustration – 19 powerful quotes to help you through the frustration


You don’t have to feel the frustration


frustration sucks


No one likes the feeling of being frustrated. That feel that something or someone is in your way. You can’t seem to get past it no matter what you try. You try this, you try that, you try everything that you can think of and nothing works.


Keep fighting. Don’t give up. Your success could be on the other side.


Google defines frustration like this: the prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something.


That’s a perfect definition, especially if you’re in business!


Here is a list of 19 of the best quotes about frustration that I could find.


Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” – Antonio Banderas


Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.” – Bo Bennett


I was an accomplice in my own frustration.” – Peter Shaffer


If you so choose, every mistake can lead to a greater understanding and effectiveness. If you so choose, every frustration can help you to be more patient and more persistent.” – Ralph Marston


To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” – T. F. Hodge


You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow seeds.” – Steve Marabloi


It’s lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” – Steve Maraboli




Forget perfect on the first try. In the face of frustration, your best tool is a few deep breaths and remembering that you can do anything once you’ve practiced it a two hundred times.” – Andrea Buchanan


Frustration is commonly the difference between what you would like to be and what you are willing to sacrifice to become what you would like to be.” – Unknown author


People who fail to achieve their goals usually get stopped by frustration. They allow frustration to keep them from taking the necessary actions that would support them in achieving their desire. You get through this roadblock by plowing through frustration, taking each setback as feedback you can learn from, and pushing ahead. I doubt you’ll find many successful people who have not experienced this. All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration.” – Tony Robbins


When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” – Dale Carnegie


People need trouble — a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don’t mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance.” – William Faulkner


If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu


Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.” – Sumner Redstone


Overthinking is not going to make anything better.” – Anonymous


overthinking it won't cure frustration


Frustration is the compost from which the mushrooms of creativity grow.” – Tumerica


Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo


Frustration is not a good enough reason to stop trying.” – Sameh Elsayed


I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” – Robert McCloskey


In my experience, there is usually a solution for every problem. If that’s true, then there is no reason to get frustrated. You’re a business owner and all business owners are problem solvers. If you do find yourself getting frustrated then walk away for a while and think about something else. A solution will come to you when you least expect it.



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Network marketing results and belief


Do you believe that you will be

successful in network marketing?


believe you'll be successful in network marketing


When the average prospect watches a business presentation they can’t help geting all excited. I know I did. Their head swims with all of the possibilities. They can quit their job, they can have the kind of car that they really want to drive and they can live in their dream home. What’s not to like?


In between signing up and getting their distributor kit, they have a lot of time to think about what they’re going to do in order to get all those things they really want. As soon as they start thinking they find that they are developing doubts. As their doubts grow, they belief shrinks. By the time they get their kit, they no longer believe that they can do the business.


They’re done before they get started!


What can we do about this situation?


The best thing that you can do to combat this is to get your new distributors started before they get their kits. You should start them off with really easy stuff to do. They can make their prospects list from their warm market. Get them to start making contact with these people. Teach them to invite them to see a business presentation. You should conduct that presentation. You can play a DVD if you want. Your recruit only needs to learn one thing and that’s to invite people.


When they make their first contact with one of their prospects pour on the praise. It doesn’t matter if they got the appointment or not. The main thing is they are taking action. In a business where very few people take any action at all, the fact that they have been willing to talk to their warm market is a huge accomplishment. When they get their first prospect lined up, give them lavish praise! You do this because they have taken action and gotten a positive result.


celebrate the small victories


The main thing is that they are taking action. The more actions that a network marketer takes the quicker they will develop habits. If they develop good habits your job is that much easier. If they seem to be developing bad habits, then quickly correct them.


Good habits will produce positive results. Positive results will produce money. Once a distributor makes money, even if they aren’t in profit yet, they will start to build their confidence. That confidence is priceless to a network marketer … and their sponsor.


As long as they have a check coming in each month, they’ll maintain that confidence. Slowly but surely they will start to believe that they can really build a business. Then you should help them get into profit.


The name of the game is to keep people in the business long enough and moving forward.


It doesn’t matter how many people you get into the business, it only matters how many you are able to keep in the business.


If you are able to move a new distributor from nothing to their first check and from there move them into profit you will have gone a long way toward retaining that distributor. Most network marketers aren’t making any money and if you can get your distributors to profit I would think that most of them would stay in the business for the long haul!



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The top 8 things you need to be a success in network marketing


Do you have all 8 of these?


network marketing success can be yours


I don’t usually like to assume too many things, but if you’re reading this article I’d say that you want to be successful in network marketing. I put in some thought about what one has to do and be in order to find success in this business. Yes, I said “be.” This business isn’t just about being able to give a presentation, it’s about becoming the type of person that can be successful. You’ll notice that every network marketing guru and trainer, worth their salt, will tell you to spend more time working on yourself than you do on your business.


Here is my list of the top 8 things that you’ll need to be successful.




You need to have a vision for who you want to become at the end of your journey. You want to be able to see who you’ll be and what you’ll be like. Will you be a fast talking salesperson or will you be someone who helps people to find solutions to their problems? Do you see yourself on stage giving a keynote speech at your company’s national convention? Do you see yourself donating your money and your time to your favorite charity? Who will you be once you reach the top?




It’s easy to get distracted. In business, I believe that you need to be able to work sequentially. That means do one thing until it is done before you move on to the next thing. If you start 10 tasks, but you get most of them half done, then you didn’t accomplish anything. If you start one task and you finish it at least you can say that you got one thing done. You need to stay on task and get things finished before you move on to the next thing to do.




Network marketing is a skills based business. There are certain tasks that you need to be proficient in. You need to be able to generate leads for your business. You need to be able to invite someone to see a business presentation. You need to be able to follow up with everyone who has seen that presentation. You need to be able to get them signed up into the business. You need to be able to train that person how to run the business for themselves. Learn these skills and practice them often.


Become a student of the business and yourself


Stay on top of what’s working now in the network marketing industry. In the digital age, thing are always changing and they change rapidly. You must keep up with these things. Be a student of self improvement as well. You really do need to work on yourself too. There is nothing wrong with you now, but if you want to be successful in this business, you’ll probably go through a lot of personal changes.


Take consistent and effective action


take effective acton in network marketing


This one is one of the most important things. It’s nice to learn everything that you need to do and practice it, but if you don’t put it into action it really doesn’t matter. You’ll just be a professional student. It’s not just taking action. It needs to be effective action. If you take the wrong actions you won’t be successful. Track your results and realize that you may have to change what you are doing and find a strategy that works or works better.


Set boundaries


Unfortunately, you’ll probably run into and even sponsor a lot of needy people. They’ll need your help and they’ll need your time. I do believe that it is the right thing to do and offer help. However, I believe that a sponsor needs to give a task to their recruits and wait until they finish it before moving on from there. You need to have boundaries or people will take advantage of you. They will tell you that they need you to help them when they really want you to do it for them. Your time is valuable. It’s okay to give it away to someone who you believe is worth it, but don’t waste your time. You will learn to tell people “No.” That may be tough for most people. Most people get into network marketing because they really want to help people. Saying “No” to someone who has asked for help is very difficult. Remember that not everyone will do something with the business, but everyone will demand your time.




There will be many times in your network marketing career that you’ll need help. I would highly suggest that you try to figure things out on your own before going to your upline. More than likely your upline will ask you to figure it out on your own anyway.




Be grateful for everything that happens to you. Not every experience will be a good experience, but you should be learning from all of them. Be grateful that you’ve had the opportunity to go through the struggles and the good times. You are the sum of all of your experiences. They have made you who you are now and they will make you who you’ll be in the future.


In my opinion, those are the 8 top things that you need to be successful in your network marketing business.



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Handling rejection


Don’t let rejection stop you


You have a new distributor or maybe you’re new to the business. You have these dreams and goals for your life and ready to go. You make up your list of people who you want to share your business and products with and you start to make contact with them. What happens?


Unfortunately, most new distributors are sticking their necks out to be able to talk to their friends and family about their business. They are leaving their comfort zone. For the most part, they are in for a rude awakening.


I would hope that your friends and family would let you down gently, but there will be those that think they know all about network marketing and how evil it is and they won’t mind sharing their opinions with you. Sometimes it will be in no uncertain terms. There might be some who will scold you, reprimand you, shame you, lecture you and maybe even yell at you. Ouch!


This kind of rejection from people who you thought would be on your side can be devastating. It can be career ending.


Rejection is painful. It seems to be part of human nature to take that rejection personally. We take rejection to mean that we are something less than we need to be or want to be. Rejection lowers our self esteem and our self worth. We can’t afford to think any worse about ourselves than we already do.


I believe that the lower someone’s self esteem, the more they tend to “super charge” the rejection. Most people, who are effected by rejection, take the rejection personally. The person who has low self esteem to very low self esteem will integrate the rejection into their self talk. They will begin to tell themselves that they really are, whatever they’ve been told. If the rejection is that they aren’t good looking enough, they suffer through the immediate pain of the words, but they begin to tell themselves that they aren’t good looking. It’s not that the original pain of the rejection wasn’t bad enough, now they are repeating what they’ve been told over and over again, in their mind.


What can be done about this?


It’s very easy to say that you shouldn’t take the rejection personally. It’s easier said than done.


There is an old saying that goes like this, “Sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I don’t know who made that up, but to me it’s wishful thinking. I think that most people would rather be hit by a stick or a stone rather than to have to endure some of the cruel words that they’ve heard in their lives. Those words can echo in their mind for a lifetime.


I do have 3 suggests for handling rejection. The first is:


conquer rejection


Drown out the negative self talk


If you are one who tends to internalize other people’s words, then you must be diligent. You can keep repeating to your self that you are good enough. If someone tells you that you aren’t good looking enough make a conscious effort to tell yourself that you are good looking enough, over and over. Do this until you aren’t telling yourself whatever the other person said to you.


Is there any truth to what was said to you?


Sometimes what people tell us is the truth or it has at least a kernel of truth to it. If there is some truth to it then you need to make improvements to yourself. Someone might tell you that you don’t know what you’re doing. All you have to do is to educate yourself enough to become good at whatever it is.


Stay busy


If you’re constantly thinking about what’s been said to you, it can become a self fulfilling prophesy. Even if there isn’t any truth to what was said it can happen to you because you kept thinking about it.


If you are a network marketer, you must know that you’ll face a lot of rejection. Probably 9 out of every 10 people will tell you “No” in one form or another. If you only have 10 people to talk to then the rejections will seem much worse then if you had 1,000 people to talk to.


When you talk to 10 people and 9 of them say no, that seems like the end of the world. When you talk 1,000 people and 100 of them say yes, it makes the other 900 not hurt as bad.


Keep moving, keep working and move quickly in between your prospects. Don’t slow down to think about what the other person said to you. In the case of business, speed heals all wounds!




One person’s thoughts and opinions should never define your self worth! You have to power to shut out everything that they say to you. You shouldn’t take it to heart and you shouldn’t repeat what they said. The only person’s opinion that should matter to you is yours.


Try not to let others control you that way!



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