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Welcome

 

 

I Am Here To Help You Learn

Effective Network Marketing Strategies

 

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

 

 

Why do they say no to my network marketing business?

 

The word NO isn’t rejection in network marketing!

 

no doesn't mean a personal rejection

 

Doesn’t it seem like most of the people you talk to say no to your business? I’d estimate that 8 or maybe even 9 people out of every 10 that you talk to will say no. If you practice a lot and get pretty good at this business, you’ll still get about 6 or 7 out of 10 saying no.

 

Those are terrible odds. For most people, it’s more rejection than they can take. In the beginning, you may get 20 or 30 nos in a row. Are you prepared for that? This is a tough business.

 

Why are they all saying no? Everyone wants more money, right? Why wouldn’t everyone say yes? You would think that most people would jump at the chance to make more money, but it never happens like that.

 

Most people just have no interest in owning their own business. If they wanted to own a business they probably would be in a business now.

 

There are a lot of people who think that they want a business. Maybe they have a secret longing for the thrill of entrepreneurship. Maybe they just need some extra money to pay their bills. Those are the people that you are looking for.

 

They say no because …

 

The main reason they say no is because they have no interest in owning a business of their own. They see owning a business as something that is too risky. They need a steady paycheck to feel safe. If they don’t get that paycheck every other week, they’d be scared to death that they wouldn’t be able to survive.

 

most people are afraid of missing a paycheck

 

Another reason they say is that they’d have no idea what to do. Maybe they want to own a business, but they wouldn’t even know where to start.

 

Can you imagine walking into a crowded room and announcing that there was a job opening to be a doctor? You tell the crowd that they could be making $150,000 per year. Then you ask who would like to be a doctor. You’d probably get a bunch of people wanting to become a doctor. They would just be there for the money, but they’d want to do it. Then there would be a group of people who might really want to be a doctor. They would want to help people like that, but they’d have no idea how to be a doctor.

 

How do you react?

 

Let me ask you a question, now. If most people in that crowded room said no to being a doctor, would you take it personally? If that was your job, to find people who wanted to be a doctor, would you quit? You shouldn’t. People aren’t necessarily rejecting you as a person, they just prefer not to become a doctor.

 

The same thing goes for network marketing. When people say no to you, it might be that they just have no interest in owning a business or maybe they just are afraid of owning a business because they have no idea what to do. If you were able to show them a step by step plan to achieve success in network marketing, then would then join you? Why don’t you ask them next time?

 

Most people are going to say no to your products and your business opportunity. That’s just part of this business. You need to temper your emotions and try not to take it so personally! Hopefully, that will keep you in business longer which will give you a better chance at success!

 

 

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Who’s watching you?

 

The case for success

 

will you find success

 

Ultimately, you should want to be successful for you and not someone else. Most people have goals like putting their children through college, buying a bigger house or bringing a spouse home from a job that they don’t like. All of those are great goals, but I believe that they are doing those things because of how it will make them feel about themselves. There aren’t too many feelings that can compete with the feeling of accomplishing some goal. Especially, if it was a difficult goal to achieve.

 

Have you ever set a goal for yourself? Was it a goal that you weren’t sure if you could accomplish it? When you achieved it, didn’t it feel so good that you thought you were floating on air? Yeah, that’s the feeling that people want for themselves!

 

Aside from the great boost to your personal self esteem, I believe that there are other reasons to achieve success. There are a lot of people who are going to be watching you and how well you do. They will be watching from the shadows. They’re trying not to be seen, but they are incredibly interested it what happens and if you’ll find the success that they really want for themselves.

 

The members of your warm market may be trying to tear you down and make sure that you don’t get hurt by trying to be successful. When you decide that you’d like to try to be successful, you’re sticking you neck out, put yourself on the line. It’s risky and everyone knows it. It doesn’t mean that you’ll fail, but there is that possibility. On one hand, your warm market doesn’t want you to fail, but on the other hand, they’re afraid that you will succeed and leave them behind.

 

They’re watching you.

 

Some of the people, in your warm market, are watching you because they have a secret desire to try to be successful, too. You’re going to have an influence on more people then you realize.

 

It could be your children or your neighbor. It might be your cousin or a co-worker. It could even be your boss. You just never know who is going to be watching you. You never know who you might end up inspiring.

 

they're watching you

 

Keep this in mind as you make your decisions about our success. Remember that your children are watching you to see what you do. Will you be an inspiration to them or will you quit? If you quit, they’ll still love you, but what will they take away from that situation? Will they learn that it’s okay to quit something just because it’s hard? Is that what you want them to learn from you?

 

You could influence people and families for generations. They may sound like an exaggeration, but I can tell you, from personal experience, that it isn’t.

 

My story

 

It was many years ago, but I had a regular job at one time. I left a retail job to go into retail management. I didn’t really like it, although it paid fairly well. I had worked in management for less than 2 years when I decided to try my hand at owning a business and trying to be successful. It took about 60 days and I had equaled my pay in my management job. In less than a year, I was making almost double what I had been making.

 

I visited my ex-boss several times over that first 12 months that I was gone. He offered me my job back several times. I told him that I could afford the pay cut. He was a district manager for the company. He was making pretty good money. He enjoyed his job, or so I thought. I had no idea that he was watching me.

 

About 18 months later, I tried to track him down, just to say hi. I was told that he had quit his job to start a business of his own. Apparently, I inspired my boss to quit and start a business of his own.

 

It just goes to show that you never know who’s watching you and who you might inspire, if you find success of your own.

 

 

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Who do most network marketers compare themselves to?

 

Comparitis

 

do you have comparitis

 

I don’t think that comparitis is a real word, but it does a pretty good job of describing a lot of people in the network marketing industry.

 

I define comparitis like this: When a network marketer compares their results with the results of others until they make themselves sick of the business.

 

The endless comparisons to everyone else in the business is more than most distributors can take. They see their upline on the stage. They see the new person walking on the stage to get a promotion. They hear about so many people doing well in the business and they think that they must not have what it takes to be successful in this business. What happens when a distributor gets sick of the business? They usually quit.

 

It’s easy for me to sit here and tell you that you shouldn’t compare yourself to anyone else. Actually, there is one person who you should compare yourself to and that’s who you were yesterday, last week or last year.

 

Why did they do so well so quickly?

 

You don’t know what kind of advantages that someone else may have had that allowed them to build a big business. Those advantages could have made all the difference in the world. They may have cut years off of the normal amount of time that it would’ve taken them to accomplish their Herculean feats.

 

network marketer making herculean effort

 

Yes, some people do have advantages. I know it’s taboo to talk about that, but it’s true. They may have an extremely large group of friends and family who they hold a lot of influence over. If that person does something then everyone in their sphere wants to do it too. I’ve seen this happen a lot over the years. A person, who has several thousand people in their warm market, joins a network marketing business. They get the word out that they have joined a great business and they think that everyone would not only love the products but that they would all do well in the business. The next thing you know, they’ve rank advanced to the 4th level of a 7 level plan and all of that took less than 60 days. No one should compare themselves to that person!

 

It’s time to work … on yourself

 

Since you’re going to be comparing yourself to who you used to be, you better be improving yourself on a weekly if not a daily basis. You must be improving your skill sets. Network marketing is a skills based business. If anyone ever told you that everyone was going to want your products and everyone would want to make extra money and join your business. Then you weren’t told the truth. If that were true, then you wouldn’t need any skills to be successful.

 

Once you learn a new skill, you will want to practice that skill. Find someone in your upline who can do things like role playing to help you get better at using the new skill. Once you have it memorized you can go to “live” practice. “Live” practice is when you use your new skills on a real prospect, but you know that it really doesn’t count. You’re just there to see how a “real” person will react and what types of questions they’ll have. It’s like on the job training.

 

Hopefully, this will help you to only allow you to compare yourself to who you used to be. Just know that some people really do have advantages and it’s great when they can use those to their own advantage. Don’t be discouraged by their success. You should take it as proof that network marketing can work and can work for you too!

 

 

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Doing the job at hand

 

Focus or procrastination

 

focus on what you need to do

 

Have you ever sat down to do some work and you just sit there? You just don’t feel like doing what you know needs to be done. I hate when that happens to me. I find that it leads to a lot of wasted time. I am a believer in the old saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” but there is work to be done!

 

No one can work 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

 

For me, these times happen because of one of three things is going on in my life. I’m either too tired to work, I’m distracted or I’ve given myself too much work to do and not enough time to do it.

 

I’m too tired!

 

This is, no doubt, my number one reason why I don’t feel like doing the work that I need to do. I tend to not sleep very well, at times. I go to bed too late and wake up too early. There are times when I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep because I start to think of all the things I need to get done that day. My mind can race and the next thing I know, I’ve gotten 3 hours of sleep. That’s not nearly enough to function all day. On those days, I’m good for about 3 or maybe 4 hours of work before I’m too tired to do anything else.

 

Believe me, I have way too much to do every day to get it all done in 3 or 4 hours.

 

I’ve found a reasonable solution to this problem. I take a “power nap,” in the early afternoon. I used to think that naps were for little kids, but one day I just had to lay down. I laid down on my living room floor, just to rest and the next thing I knew I was waking up. I had fallen asleep for about 20 minutes. It took me about 15 minutes to fully wake up, but when I did I was ready to go for another 3 or 4 hours. That’s a total of 6 to 8 hours of working time and I can usually get everything done in that amount of time.

 

I’m distracted!

 

I run 4 different businesses. I have lots of things to do every day. I do the best I can with dividing up the day so I can work on all of them during the day. I have times when the business get overlapped in my mind. I’m working on one business and I’m thinking about what needs to be done on another one.

 

The phone rings a lot and I get distracted by that. I have kids and dogs running around the house and they can get me distracted. Just about anything going on inside the house can potentially be a distraction.

 

The solution I use for this is to block out my time. I devote 2 hours to each business per day and each business gets a specific time to start and finish. I work in two businesses in the morning and break for lunch and my nap. Then I work on the other two businesses in the afternoon.

 

I do have to solve problems during the day for all of the businesses, as they come up. That in itself can throw the entire day off the tracks, but I do the best I can to minimize the time lost because of those problems.

 

too much to do

 

I have too much work to do!

 

I usually only give myself the amount of work that I can do in a 2 hour block of time. Of course, the best laid plans often go awry. When something comes up and I can’t finish everything that I need to get done on that day, I try to finish it the next day. There have been many times when this happens several days in a row. That creates a logjam and I have a problem getting motivated to do all of that work in one day. It’s a case of, “I know I can’t do it all, so why should I do any of it?”

 

If I get to that point I usually just finish the work from the previous day and take the day off for the new day’s work. Yes, that means I’ve lost a day, but I figure it’s way better than having a bad attitude and missing several days or more. The last thing that I want is to miss enough days to break my habits. That could spell disaster.

 

Those are the 3 mains reasons that I get off track and don’t do the work that I know needs to get done every day. Do you have days like that? What are your reasons for procrastinating? Let me know in the comments section below and we can see if we can find a solution for that problem.

 

 

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Is security overrated?

 

Is security just too comfortable for you to ignore?

 

security

 

Security? What’s that? Well, it can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. It would seem that security means that you don’t have to worry about things. For most people, having a good paying job means security. You have enough money to pay the bills, save some money for the future and have enough money to go on vacation every summer.

 

Most people are satisfied with that kind of life. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that kind of life. Being comfortable and being secure means a lot to most people.

 

Those people may never struggle financially, but they will also have a tough time getting rich. A good paying job traps you were you are. You’ll be comfortable, but you’ll have a near impossible time getting ahead, financially speaking. Your boss will pay you enough money to get you to your comfort zone, but they don’t want you to be able to “escape” those financial handcuffs.

 

You may have heard that the most secure place on earth is inside a prison cell. No one can get to you to hurt you, but there is no escape.

 

The type of people who are looking for security won’t be interested in owning their own business. Owning a business is “too risky” for them. It’s true that if you can’t make a go of a business that you could struggle, mightily.

 

There’s really no security in owning a business. You’re at the mercy of your clients. If they have financial problems those problems will trickle down to the business owner. That does make owning a business, risky. It can be scary knowing that you’re future is tied to your clients. However, is that any different than having a job? Your company has clients that it relies on to get their money and that’s where your salary comes from. If the company’s clients have problems, they’ll all trickle down to your company. This may make it difficult for your company to give you a raise and the company may find it necessary to fire you if they aren’t profitable enough. You could be downsized, you could be outsourced or offshored or you could just be replaced by a robot. Is your job really secure? Even if you’re able to get a raise, will it be anything more than a cost of living raise? A cost of living raise just keeps you even with inflation. If they decide to skip a raise for you, then you’re losing ground. Your purchasing power is eroding every time this happens.

 

It seems like there isn’t anything that really offers security. Your job might not be secure and owning a business might not offer you any more security than your job.

 

do you want the comfort of security

 

What about having both a job and a small, home based business?

 

Maybe you can create a supplemental income or maybe you go crazy with a business and get rich. You have a 50-50 shot at success in any business.

 

Should you own your own business?

 

The worst thing that could happen is that you spend money on your business and you lose that money. What most anti-network marketers forget to mention is that you can deduct those expenses on your income taxes from your job. Yes, losing money in a business does cost you money, but not as much as you would think. You would need to talk to a tax professional to find out how much those deductions would be and to figure out if that lowers the risk enough to let you have your own business.

 

Security, especially “job security” is a thing of the past. It’s not 1950 anymore.

 

Is it worth the chance to own your own business? The rewards can be great, but you are relying on your wits. Will you escape your comfortable life and try to hit the big time or is being comfortable enough for you?

 

In my opinion, if you settle for a life of security you’ll miss all of the passion that life can offer!

 

 

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