Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Keys for Success in Direct Selling and MLM

Have you ever given any thought really as to why most people aren’t successful and never will be? Or that some people just have success and they seem like they are not even really trying? Some of the biggest reasons most people don't find success is they will never pull the trigger and really do anything, some people are still looking for that “cheap” program to make them rich and most important is there is no system in place to insure them of a “predictable outcome” which is the money.

I get inundated on a daily basis with something I term as NBT…the “Next Big Thing” and the $10-$20 programs that will make me rich beyond my wildest dreams. There is never any work involved and I can do everything on auto-pilot, work 30 minutes a day and retire wealthy in 30-60 days…you have got to love that! I can take pictures for BIG money, sell the next big health juice, do affiliate marketing, sell Tupperware, get into cash gifting, work on Ebay, Amazon or do a travel website.

I really do wish all these folks the very best but...WAKE UP EVERYONE!!! There is NO $10 program out there that will make you rich, everyone and their brother is an amateur photog, there are hundreds, if not thousands of cash gifting programs, the affiliate marketing scenario is everywhere, Tupperware is history (do like my lovely wife and buy from HSN or QVC) there are hundreds of Travel Sites with cheap this or that and with Amazon or Ebay you have to constantly keep on top of everything so your information don’t get lost among the hundreds or thousands of other people doing the same exact thing!

If the vast majority of people really cared enough about their health to drink all the potions and health juices then every fast food joint in the country and around the world would close. Give me a break...not everyone cares and most never will! That is just not human nature and we have to accept it. The internet today is filled with so much stuff that is just “pure junk” so we have to sift through it to find anything that really works, and is not the “same old things” that are falling on deaf ears today. You have to be very careful with what you get yourself involved in as a bunch of these people are only interested in separating you from your money, then disappearing.

Why would you even think of doing something that everyone else is doing? You need to work on things that everyone else has not jumped into. You will have to make an investment into your business and your future if you are truly serious about what you want to achieve because nothing in life is free and the only thing $10 dollars will buy you is a six pack or a cheap bottle of wine. You need to get mad and upset (with yourself) when you see the people that are living the life they want and on their terms, not having to answer to someone else and do what they want, when they want to do it. I don’t care if you have $10 bucks in your pocket you need to take the posture that you have $500 because it is all about what you project and how people see you as an entrepreneur and the expert that you are.

Do you really know or has anyone ever told you what it really takes to be a success in anything? You have to be able to recognize when a business is credible and has huge potential and dig deep to see how results are produced through the systems available. You have to be able to follow a system that has already been proven to work because it is a well know fact that nothing will work without a system in place. The system has been proven to work time and time and time again. When there is not a great system then you are just out there floundering around with no specific direction and no end in sight which will not give what you are seeking, remember the “predictable outcome”?

You have to believe in yourself as an entrepreneur because if you don’t think you can do it then guess what...YOU CAN'T...and you never will unless you change that attitude. You have to make a commitment to succeed and let nothing or no one stand in your way or stop you. If you can't or won’t commit then just quit wasting yours and everyone else's is too short for that. You have to take action and be a team player so quit getting ready to make your first million and take that first step. If you are afraid to take the leap then you need to back up from the edge, and move your life in another direction.

This is what the person that you get into business with, join, sign up under or build a business with should tell you. I'm not trying to "sell you" something or "enroll you" or make you believe that this is easy. I have nothing to sell you and I know I can't convince you. You have to convince yourself that lots of money and freedom is what you want. I'm not interested in you just signing up, but becoming successful. For that, you'll need to know what I know because we need to build a relationship and work together.

I'm more valuable to you than just a sponsor. I am your teacher and the teacher of the associates you bring into your business. I am a resource to you because I know more about the business than you do in the beginning, but I will teach you. I don't just talk about making "money", I want to make money but there are other things that are needed first. I show results, I offer solutions and I have marketing systems that work. I can give you advice and show you how to do it right the first time, but you will have to listen to me…because you need to learn.

I can and will, offer you the following five guarantees. I guarantee you that if you keep on doing the same things you are doing right now; your income will be the same. I will guarantee you that if you don't build and accumulate residual income; you will never be wealthy or free. I guarantee you that if you don't take risks, you won't ever get ahead. I guarantee you that if you stop working, for any reason, your income will stop. I will guarantee you that if I stop working; my income will grow because of my business model and the certain steps I take to again, assure myself of the “predictable outcome”.

It don’t matter what you decide to get involved in just remember this one thing also. No matter how good your product is, if you don’t have the perfect system in place, Save Yourself Stress Time Energy and Money, then chances are you will not be successful. Do you think that McDonald’s restaurants are so successful because their food is great or because it is good for you! They are so successful because they have a system in place that if you follow it, you will not fail. They have the system that will give you the predictable outcome, which is money. Ray Kroc sold people what they wanted with McDonalds, which was a system to make money.

I hope you have gained some insight on what it will take to be successful today in Direct Selling and MLM. This is the only industry that has seen steady growth and increase over the last 20 years with no signs of slowing down. There are literally thousands of people a week around the world that get involved with our industry but unfortunately, the vast majority of them will fail because of the reasons above. My friends, it doesn’t need to be that way as you will find success if you get involved with the right company, the right product, the right system and the right person.

Like myself, and my good friends and business associates Thea Woods, Gary & Joan Smith, Paul & Linda Pickern, Mark Robinson, Mike Alstott and Bryan & Robert Conley (the infamous Brooksville, FL twins) remind each other on a daily basis…never stop, never quit and never say “I can’t do it”, because you can. I think it is really cool how we all think alike because it is obvious we are on the same wavelength. You should never get to the point where you are making excuses all the time, giving up, letting the negativity get to you (like listening to so-called friends or family, who by the way, will be your worst enemy) or giving people the green light to steal your dreams. When this happens go find some new friends, hang out with successful people and tell your family to bug off, take a hike and come back after their negative attitude has improved…and it will sooner or later.

Don Egnor
TFF-The Mastermind Group

Sunday, November 2, 2008

NEED Is Not A Powerful Motivator...

If you want to make a change, it has to be a WANT, not a NEED.

I have been studying successful people all my life. No one ever became rich because they needed it. NEED is not a powerful motivator. If that was true, any Joe Tow Truck driver out there would be rich.

You have to WANT it. So when you "talk to yourself", what do you say?

This is what I say:

I'm in constant competition with myself, I'm my worst critic, I'm always measuring my hunger to achieve and making sure that I'm not becoming lazy. Also to remember that I'm not getting too comfortable, that I'm as hungry as I was, back when I was BROKE.

I constantly reflect on these things to keep my hunger in check. And it reminds me of the four things that lead to my success.

1) Having an extraordinary will to achieve.
2) Taking massive action in spite of personal challenges.
3) Having no fear of making mistakes or trying to be perfect.
4) Taking myself seriously and making becoming successful a top priority.

I had no time for excuses and you can only do one or the other...not both.

Those four things were and still are an important part of my success.

And it's the lack of these four ingredients that cause most people to
"drift" through life and reach old age as failures. The harsh reality is that more than 95% of the people do just enough in life to get by.

They do just enough, so as not to "rock the boat", so that they can
arrive at their graves safely. And when you think about it, it's sad. The #1 reason most people don't become millionaires because they are coached by the wrong people.

Now I ask you this...who's your coach? Who are you listening to? Who's giving you advice on how to make money?

Did anyone ever become a millionaire because of their coaching and advice?

Are you reaching your full potential? If not, why not? Is it possible that you have the wrong information? Is it possible that you are not inspired enough to get really rich? Are you willing to accept the right mentor?

I can tell you this...whether you work or not, you have the wrong information
or you bought into the wrong business model.

First, I never, never, never work by the hour. It's never profitable enough.

Then I asked myself these (6) empowering questions every morning:
1) What would I attempt to improve today to make my business faster?
2) What can I do today that will make a breakthrough in my program?
3) What can I do today that will bring me closer to achieving the goals I set for myself to accomplish this week, this month or this year?
4) How would I feel right now and how would I behave if I knew that I was totally successful and unstoppable?
5) What will the next (6) months of my life be like if I don't totally commit,
totally follow through, take action and make things happen now? What will they be like if I do?
6) What can I do today that will teach and empower my partners and affiliates to become the very best they can be and earn as much as possible?

I asked myself these questions every morning when I was broke and had nothing.
I continue to do this every morning even now.

Don Egnor
FFE - The Mastermind Group