Thursday, April 23, 2009

How to Stop Hopping Around Like a Rabbit

I just love network marketing. It gives the average person, you know, the non-singer, non-movie star, non-athlete type, the best chance to earn the residual income like the stars. Thus, I've been in the industry for many years. No, I wasn't always successful but I stuck with network marketing until I found what works and what doesn't. Even though I've been with several companies, I didn't hop around like a rabbit because I knew this - it takes time to build a home business.

What I didn't realize, however, is with some companies and some programs, no matter how long you stick around you will never produce residual income- it is designed that way. (I'll tell you how to avoid that situation at a later time.)

As I mentioned, I didn't bunny hop so it amazes me when I receive emails from the same people who, on average of every three months, introduce me to the latest, greatest and best thing since slice bread. They feel that every pre-launch opportunity that comes along is the one. They feel that if you don't get in on the ground floor you will miss the opportunity of a life-time. This strategy is an attempt to create the fear of loss and it works on so many people. Why?

Because people who have not read Success in 10 Steps don't know how to evaluate an opportunity. But most people who do read it, learn how to systematically analyze the network marketing opportunity and know before they join if it is a viable business opportunity or if the so-called opportunity is another time-waster. But some people (like the people who send me those emails) just don't take the time to read the book so they continue to hop around like a rabbit. There are many problems with that - two of which are these: 1) they eventually give up on their dream because they feel network marketing doesn't work and 2) the people observing this behavior also feel network marketing doesn't work so never explore the opportunity.

If you're tired of hopping around like a rabbit, or if you've been attempting to create additional income via your home based business with little to no progress, find out why your lack of success is not your fault by clicking here to receive your free copy of the ebook, Success in 10 Steps.

I can assure you from first hand experience, network marketing does work for the average person.

Be empowered to prosper!

Irma L. White
A Mentor with a Servant's Heart

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Are You Simply a Coach or Are You a Mentor?

I receive tips and training for networks marketers from my mentor, Tom 'Big Al' Schreiter that I thought I'd share with you. The following was taken from The Big Al Report:

Consider these definitions.

To be a coach, you don't have to know how to do what you are coaching. Many coaches simply listen to their distributors and tell the distributors they already know what to do and how to do it. As coaches, they simply hold the distributors accountable for their actions.

These coaches don't have to be good sponsors, good presenters, or good leaders. They simply hold the distributors accountable, and attempt to motivate them into action by talking about their "Why," etc.

To be a mentor, you should already have the skills the distributor seeks to learn. In this case, the distributor does not have certain skills and experiences, and seeks the answers from the mentor. The mentor is not responsible for motivating or holding the distributor accountable. The mentor assumes the distributor already is highly motivated and will put the lessons into action.

To be a mentor, you must first master the skills the distributor seeks. And if you master the skills, the distributor seeks you.

And what if the distributor is not self-motivated?

Well, the distributor won't be seeking you out.

Are you simply a coach that talks a good talk? Or are you a coach that motivates distributors to take action? Are you a mentor that has mastered skills and can pass them on to self-motivated people?

Or, are you simply a lousy sponsor that recruited a distributor and quickly moved on to finding your next new distributor?

Be empowered to prosper!

Irma White
A Mentor with a Servant's Heart

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Friday, April 17, 2009

How is Eating Crawfish Like Network Marketing?

I recently visited my hometown of New Orleans, La. The first thing I did when I arrived was get crawfish. In fact, during the week, I ate crawfish as often as I could because I haven't found a place in Georgia with good crawfish.

I grew up eating crawfish and know how to eat them so. There are a couple of ways to eat them. You can suck the head and pinch the tail -- quickest way or you can suck the head and peel the tail -- much slower. And, you can just simply eat the tail without sucking the head. As I said I grew up eating them so I am a crawfish connoisseur. Of course, I use method 1 and so does my son, Kenan. On the other hand, his friend, Damon, uses method 2. Once Kenan and Damon were eating crawfish -- Kenan doing method 1 & Damon method 2. Watching them was their friend, Steve, a non-native New Orleanian who had never eaten them and didn't know how. He found it fasinating to watch them. They both started with the same amount but, because Kenan pinched the tail and Damon peeled them, Kenan was finished much sooner. But, because Damon didn't stop, he eventually finished his.

Now there is a wrong way to eat crawfish and that is to leave on the shell. Eating them with the shell on would be very frustrating and the crawfish experience woould not be pleasant. You may think it is easy to figure out how to eat crawfish, but Steve didn't have a clue until he was shown how.

How does that relate to mlm? Well, there is a right way and a wrong way to build a network marketing business or mlm business. The right way is to build relationships which entails getting to know people: finding out what they need and in turn mentoring, training and coaching them. In other words, SPONSOR them.

The wrong way is to make a list of family & friends, attack every who comes within 3 feet of you, etc. This is the method people use who have never been shown how to build a business. This is the method that creates a mess. It messes up relationships (family & friends hate to see you coming) and it sometimes messes up finances because of doing things like buying worthless leads, etc. This is the method recruiters use to enlist people into service.

If you desire to learn how to eat crawfish meet me in New Orleans and we can have a good ole time. But, seriously, if you have not figured out how to build a solid residual business that you can leave to you children and children's children, the mentoring for free team and I can teach you the right way - the way that builds lasting relationships - and you can decide which method best suits you. You can take it slow -- like Damon -- or fast -- like Kenan. Either way, if you stick with it, you'll get to the finish line and have a pleasant experience in the process.

Be empowered to prosper!

Irma L. White
A Mentor with a Servant's Heart
404-604-6947 (call anytime)

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