In the beginning of your network marketing career you do a lot of work you don't get paid for, but later on, IF YOU DO IT RIGHT, you get paid for a lot of work you don't do.
I am continually amazed by the attitude of entitlement people today seem to have, even people involved in network marketing. Just because you join a company, attend every event, listen in on every conference call and corporate webinar does not mean you should be earning a penny. All that means is that you like hanging out with the network marketing crowd more than the group of people in the choir at your church!
Network marketing is not a social club, it is a business. Yes, the social aspects of the business are awesome, and you will make a lot of new, interesting friends. However many people treat their business like they would their involvement in a community organization or social club.
It is a business and you are paid for one thing …….. R E S U L T S!
Don’t deceive yourself into thinking just because you are supportive and loyal you are entitled to make a couple of thousand dollars a month. That is not the way it works. You are paid based upon the results you produce and the leadership team you develop.
On the same thought, you also have to understand the concept of “lag time” in network marketing and that in the beginning you do a lot of work you don’t get paid for, by later on you have the opportunity to get paid for a lot of work you don’t do.
If you are persistent and you focus on developing the right skill sets and mindsets by your 3rd year, your income should catch up to your time investment. The interesting part is from that point on your income is 5-10-15-20 times the amount of time you are actually spending in your business.
Hopefully the crude TIME & MONEY chart below makes since.
I just believe it is important to understand the rules, before you enter the game. In corporate America they pay you just enough that you don’t quit and you work just hard enough that you don’t get fired. Those rules will not work in this industry.
Network marketing is about residual income and Wealth Creation. Quite frankly if you want a few hundred extra dollars a month you would be better off selling hammers or tools at the flea market.
Network marketing is the most challenging business in the world even when you have the right company, training and mentor. (Which most don't)
Let’s face it, 70% of the population doesn't need to be involved in anything entrepreneurial. I am not going to change the way it is, you aren’t going to change the way it is and neither is your company, product or opportunity. We have to learn to simply work with the way it is, because the challenges and the numbers in this industry don’t change.
â€œFormal education makes you a living if you become
Self Educated you can create a Fortuneâ€
I try to schedule time every day for â€œSelf Educationâ€
I normally take one topic at a time, like Facebook
Marketing, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon Kindle,
or whatever and read and study as much as I possibly
can on that 1 topic. Then put into action what I
learn, tweak and move forward. Over the years this
has become part of my rountine. At any time if you
ask what subject I am focussing on, I can tell you.
Sometimes a spend a few weeks on a subject, sometimes
months. I know that if I
â€œKnowledge without action leads to self-delusionâ€
I have heard it said that we are all 5 books away from
becoming an expert on any subject.
So my question to you is what are you going to be
learning over the holidays? Most people that have
full-time jobs, get a little more time off during the
How are you going to use that time? Are you going
to be spending it all watching football, or will you
use some of that time on your own personal
For the past year I have encouraged readers to learn all
they can on these 3 marketing trends.
It doesnâ€™t really matter to me, what you are learning, for
me it is more about getting into the habit of â€œself educationâ€.
You can do anything you want in your life, and you can learn
anything you want to learn with focused effort. I only listen
to those that have actually done what I am trying to learn
to do. The internet is full of people trying to teach how to do
something they have never done.
I see way to many network marketers that learn a few skills
and then attempt to ride those skills for as long and far as
That philosophy eventually will put you in a situation where
you will wake up one morning and realize the marketing world
has past you by.
So I want to encourage you guys to use some of your Holiday
time to focus on self education and get in the habit of learning
again. 2012 can be the best year of your life, when you focus
on getting better every day.
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Not to worry, unlike 99% of the â€œconsultantsâ€
and â€œtrainersâ€ in the industry, I DO NOT HAVE
an opportunity to pitch you. LOL
I was doing some research this morning and found it
interesting that over 6000 people a month search
Google for the keyword phrase New MLM Company.
That tells me there is a good chance that
frustrated distributors are searching for a new mlm
company to make them successful. I may be totally
off base here, but that is what the search term new
mlm company suggest to me, what about you?
The truth is if you have trouble building company
ABC, then you will have trouble building company
Building a network marketing business is like
any other profession in life. It requires a certain set of
skill sets. More importantly in network marketing
is your MIND SET. Quite frankly very few professions
in life prepare you for the mind set it takes to succeed
in network marketing.
When a person finds a new â€œground floorâ€ opportunity
nothing good will happen if they bring to the new
mlm company the same skill sets and mind sets of
Yes, there is something to be said for being in the
right place at the right time. However, just because
you are there when a new mlm company starts
does not guarantee you success.
Focus on developing the proper mind set and
skills sets. Success in MLM happens when preparation
meets opportunity. Unfortunately many distributors
never prepare. It starts with understanding and
developing the correct mindset.
Companies, products, and compensation plans will
never marke you successful. Your mindset and
skill sets will ultimately create your success or lack
there of in network marketing.
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â€œYou must act in accordance to your programâ€ I did not say
you might, you could or it is possible. YOU MUST ACT in
accordance with your program.
Think about this, who is a top money earner in your company?
Got one in your mind?
If you had their programming, you would have their results!
SIMPLEâ€¦THATâ€™S THE TRUTH!
I know you may be thinking, Dale what about all their skill
The skill sets anyone develops or doesnâ€™t develop is based upon
What about all their contacts?
The number of contacts people develop or donâ€™t is based upon
All of our minds are made up of multiple programs.
We have programs about:
What kind of parent we are
How athletic we are or arenâ€™t
How much we enjoy reading
How good of a communicator we are
How good of a driver we are
What kind of wife, husband or child we are
How good or bad we are at any skill or activity
and on and on and on.
You name it, we have a brain cell pattern (program)
I have said it many times, people who become
financially wealthy do so, because that is their
Great network marketing leaders understand
that if you develop the program first, the results
Please donâ€™t misunderstand me here. In the
book 6DMLMTraining.com I talk about that we
all need to learn how to program our minds with
the right information.
This is the foundation of all great books, as the
Bible says â€œAs you believe, so shall it be done
There is no question that some people take this
reality to extremes and end up weird and way out
on a limb.
The â€œSecretâ€ video and book revealed the weirdness
in a lot of self help gurus. This is not what I am talking
about at all.
Walking on hot coals, or chanting in a sweat tent is
not required to create the right programming in your
Truth is, it comes down to getting a hold of your
â€œSelf Talkâ€ as we talk about in Programming Your Mind
It takes a conscious, daily effort to change brain cell
patterns and create new programs. I did it, and have
taught thousands of people the 15 minute a day system
If you have bought into this concept, I congratulate you.
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If you have not totally grasped this concept, NOW IS THE
TIME. Your results will not change until your program
It is impossible.
People who get lucky and win the lottery ultimately
They are not programmed to handle the money.
At the end of your life, your results or lack there of in ALL
ASPECTS of your life, depend upon the programs within
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A couple of months ago I shared some thoughts regarding
the Trump Network on this website:
(will open a new window)
Since that time, I have received emails almost daily
from people (most of whom have never been involved
in network marketing) telling me I don’t know what
I am talking about and then yelling “FACTS” such
* The company pays out 58%
* The company has been around for 12 years before
Mr. Trump bought them
*It only cost $48 to join so how can I lose
*Ideal Health has the top vitamins in the world
and the list of INSIGNIFICANT STATEMENTS go on
and on … and on…. and on.
Here is the truth.
The ignorant masses are being taken advantage of.
They some how feel that “Donald Trump” is going to make
them successful. The reality is most have just kissed
$497.00 good bye.
If they are fortunate enought to join with a “leader”
that has a proven system for them to follow, they
will not make it through the training curve, because
the joined for the wrong reason to begin with.
You can never create success looking for someone or
something outside of you to “MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL”
Success is an inside job!
Trump is a pitch man, that is what he does, and that”s
Anyone remember Trump Vodka?
What about Donald’s Dominos Pizza skit?
Now we are suppose to buy into the fact that he is
a network marketing and health & nutrition guru?
I could go on and on, but I won’t.
If you don’t agree with me, that is ok. I can still
respect you as a human being, but you don’t need
to email me.
In a couple of months, or couple of years, however long
it takes for reality to set in, the hype will be gone!