All Self Impovement starts with the DECISION to Change
This is a Wisdom of the Ages Statement that makes life easier after it is accpeted.
The most frustrated marketers are those that are trying to achieve better results, without making a decision.
After a decision is market then we will take the actions necessary to create new mindsets and skillsets. Until the decision is made we make 1/2 way attempts. DECISION is the start of all Success and change.
Most active network marketers stay in a state of being frustrated and anxious. The key word in that sentece being active. First of all congratulations on being active and getting your products and opportunity consistently in front of new people!
You have to understand that "Consistent Effort doesn't always create consistent results, but it always creates SUCCESS!". You need to totally understand principals and ideas that I call the "Wisdome of the Ages". The law of averages and many other success prinicpals will work for you. Nothing happens as quickly as we want or expect. These are the kinds of principals and ideas we share with you in our MLM TRAINING CLUB. If you are not a member you should join. You will not just learn the correct skill sets, but also the right mindsets that ultimately create network marketing success!
I have had multiple conversations with friends over the past
few days all asking me if I had seen the "Secret" Romney
I had not seen it, or even heard about it for that matter.
I really couldn't believe what I was hearing so I had to
check it out for myself. My democrat friends heard it
one way, and my republican friends heard it another.
It never seizes to amaze me how as people we see things
and hear things not as they are, but as we are. I told my
grandmother one time, if Satan himself was running on
on the Democratic ticket, you would vote for him. No, that
didn't go over very well.
For the record I see myself as an Independent. I have never
voted based upon party. I always have vote based upon the
I have not watched the nightly news in 20 years, thanks to
network marketing trainer Jerry Clark. It is impossible to
watch the news every night and maintain a positive attitude.
I try to stay focused on the things I can control, the people
I can help, and keep the big picture in mind. Life on this
earth is short, so we have to make the most of every day.
As you guys know, I believe in personal responsibility,
free enterprises and am thankful to have been born into
the greatest free enterprise system the world has ever
known. I believe we can all become more than we ever
thought possible with persistence, dedication, and a
positive attitude. I believe in the entreprenurial spirit
As it relates to politics, or mlm, It is shocking to me when
people speak truth and step on people's toes it creates anger
from the guilty. Listen, if the shoe fits, wear it! When someone
comfronts me with the truth and I don't like it, the solution
is not to lash out, the solution is in the mirror.
We have become a society of victims, who feel they have
no control over their life and expect the government to
take care of them. How anyone can argue that this attitude
of entitlement has not been growing every year is beyond
me. We now have 3rd generation welfare recipients who
don’t know anything but getting a government checks, living
in government housing, etc. etc. I resent paying my taxes
because of these people, but all any of us can do is think
"their but for the grace of God, go I"
Welfare was designed to help people during hard times
to get back on their feet, but it has become a lifestyle. Who
can say how any of us would behave, if we grew up in
As entrepreneurs we need to
encourage and inspire people
to grow, learn, develop and
become all they can be.
Help them understand, they can take control of their
life break the socialism mentality, and dependence
upon the government or anyone else to take care of them.
THAT IS OUR MISSION
To prove to the world that the free enterprise system is
alive and well in the United States. That is why I applaud
every success story I hear. I am not an ambassador for
the network marketing industry.
Truthfully, I have been crying the industry has to return to
its roots of personal growth and self development for years.
I am quick to point out the injustices and misleading information
in our industry. I hope that never changes.
As I was investigating this story, I was discussed at the number
of Republican leaders that were trying to distance themselves
from Romney’s comments and sugar coat what he was saying.
Let’s get real. It is not about 47% of American’s not paying
taxes . Paying taxes or not paying taxes is not the real issue
The real issue is as the greatest free enterprise system the world
has ever known we should be producing leaders and entrepreneurs in
record numbers. Instead we have created a culture where a
large number of people see themselves as helpless victims.
Until that changes, how can we expect this country to get back
Personally I feel like 70% of the population will die with their
music still in them as I wrote about years ago at:
I did this video training 13 years ago called
“Forever a Victim, I don’t think so” which is why so many
of my friends wanted to see if I was in the loop on what was
I know that the thoughts, truths and principles
presented in this video are more important now and
to our future than they were for all of us in attendance
that day in 1999.
We seem to be living in a world where common
sense isn’t so common anymore.
Just check out the mentalities of these people
This has nothing to do with Democrat, Republican, Black,
White, Poverty, or millionaires. It is about the “What’s
in for ME” mentality and Victims who have a sense of
entitlement we are producing in the greatest free
Enterprise System the world has ever known.
The only way we can move forward as a country is if
each of us decide to stand up for what we believe
in as entrepreneurs and learn how to inspire ourselves
and others to max out the God given talents, skills and
abilities we were born with and dedicate ourselves to
learn the new skill sets and mindsets required to move
forward and be productive people and
I found this article this morning while I was doing research
for an upcoming training webinar we are preparing. I thought
it was very thought provoking and I hope you enjoy it.
LEARNING STYLES AND STRATEGIES
Richard M. Felder
Hoechst Celanese Professor of Chemical Engineering
North Carolina State University
Barbara A. Soloman
Coordinator of Advising, First Year College
North Carolina State University
ACTIVE AND REFLECTIVE LEARNERS
- Active learners tend to retain and understand information best by doing something active with it–discussing or applying it or explaining it to others. Reflective learners prefer to think about it quietly first.
- "Let's try it out and see how it works" is an active learner's phrase; "Let's think it through first" is the reflective learner's response.
- Active learners tend to like group work more than reflective learners, who prefer working alone.
- Sitting through lectures without getting to do anything physical but take notes is hard for both learning types, but particularly hard for active learners.
Everybody is active sometimes and reflective sometimes. Your preference for one category or the other may be strong, moderate, or mild. A balance of the two is desirable. If you always act before reflecting you can jump into things prematurely and get into trouble, while if you spend too much time reflecting you may never get anything done.
How can active learners help themselves?
If you are an active learner in a class that allows little or no class time for discussion or problem-solving activities, you should try to compensate for these lacks when you study. Study in a group in which the members take turns explaining different topics to each other. Work with others to guess what you will be asked on the next test and figure out how you will answer. You will always retain information better if you find ways to do something with it.
How can reflective learners help themselves?
If you are a reflective learner in a class that allows little or no class time for thinking about new information, you should try to compensate for this lack when you study. Don't simply read or memorize the material; stop periodically to review what you have read and to think of possible questions or applications. You might find it helpful to write short summaries of readings or class notes in your own words. Doing so may take extra time but will enable you to retain the material more effectively.
SENSING AND INTUITIVE LEARNERS
- Sensing learners tend to like learning facts, intuitive learners often prefer discovering possibilities and relationships.
- Sensors often like solving problems by well-established methods and dislike complications and surprises; intuitors like innovation and dislike repetition. Sensors are more likely than intuitors to resent being tested on material that has not been explicitly covered in class.
- Sensors tend to be patient with details and good at memorizing facts and doing hands-on (laboratory) work; intuitors may be better at grasping new concepts and are often more comfortable than sensors with abstractions and mathematical formulations.
- Sensors tend to be more practical and careful than intuitors; intuitors tend to work faster and to be more innovative than sensors.
- Sensors don't like courses that have no apparent connection to the real world; intuitors don't like "plug-and-chug" courses that involve a lot of memorization and routine calculations.
Everybody is sensing sometimes and intuitive sometimes. Your preference for one or the other may be strong, moderate, or mild. To be effective as a learner and problem solver, you need to be able to function both ways. If you overemphasize intuition, you may miss important details or make careless mistakes in calculations or hands-on work; if you overemphasize sensing, you may rely too much on memorization and familiar methods and not concentrate enough on understanding and innovative thinking.
How can sensing learners help themselves?
Sensors remember and understand information best if they can see how it connects to the real world. If you are in a class where most of the material is abstract and theoretical, you may have difficulty. Ask your instructor for specific examples of concepts and procedures, and find out how the concepts apply in practice. If the teacher does not provide enough specifics, try to find some in your course text or other references or by brainstorming with friends or classmates.
How can intuitive learners help themselves?
Many college lecture classes are aimed at intuitors. However, if you are an intuitor and you happen to be in a class that deals primarily with memorization and rote substitution in formulas, you may have trouble with boredom. Ask your instructor for interpretations or theories that link the facts, or try to find the connections yourself. You may also be prone to careless mistakes on test because you are impatient with details and don't like repetition (as in checking your completed solutions). Take time to read the entire question before you start answering and be sure to check your results
VISUAL AND VERBAL LEARNERS
Visual learners remember best what they see–pictures, diagrams, flow charts, time lines, films, and demonstrations. Verbal learners get more out of words–written and spoken explanations. Everyone learns more when information is presented both visually and verbally.
In most college classes very little visual information is presented: students mainly listen to lectures and read material written on chalkboards and in textbooks and handouts. Unfortunately, most people are visual learners, which means that most students do not get nearly as much as they would if more visual presentation were used in class. Good learners are capable of processing information presented either visually or verbally.
How can visual learners help themselves?
If you are a visual learner, try to find diagrams, sketches, schematics, photographs, flow charts, or any other visual representation of course material that is predominantly verbal. Ask your instructor, consult reference books, and see if any videotapes or CD-ROM displays of the course material are available. Prepare a concept map by listing key points, enclosing them in boxes or circles, and drawing lines with arrows between concepts to show connections. Color-code your notes with a highlighter so that everything relating to one topic is the same color.
How can verbal learners help themselves?
Write summaries or outlines of course material in your own words. Working in groups can be particularly effective: you gain understanding of material by hearing classmates' explanations and you learn even more when you do the explaining.
SEQUENTIAL AND GLOBAL LEARNERS
- Sequential learners tend to gain understanding in linear steps, with each step following logically from the previous one. Global learners tend to learn in large jumps, absorbing material almost randomly without seeing connections, and then suddenly "getting it."
- Sequential learners tend to follow logical stepwise paths in finding solutions; global learners may be able to solve complex problems quickly or put things together in novel ways once they have grasped the big picture, but they may have difficulty explaining how they did it.
Many people who read this description may conclude incorrectly that they are global, since everyone has experienced bewilderment followed by a sudden flash of understanding. What makes you global or not is what happens before the light bulb goes on. Sequential learners may not fully understand the material but they can nevertheless do something with it (like solve the homework problems or pass the test) since the pieces they have absorbed are logically connected. Strongly global learners who lack good sequential thinking abilities, on the other hand, may have serious difficulties until they have the big picture. Even after they have it, they may be fuzzy about the details of the subject, while sequential learners may know a lot about specific aspects of a subject but may have trouble relating them to different aspects of the same subject or to different subjects.
How can sequential learners help themselves?
Most college courses are taught in a sequential manner. However, if you are a sequential learner and you have an instructor who jumps around from topic to topic or skips steps, you may have difficulty following and remembering. Ask the instructor to fill in the skipped steps, or fill them in yourself by consulting references. When you are studying, take the time to outline the lecture material for yourself in logical order. In the long run doing so will save you time. You might also try to strengthen your global thinking skills by relating each new topic you study to things you already know. The more you can do so, the deeper your understanding of the topic is likely to be.
How can global learners help themselves?
If you are a global learner, it can be helpful for you to realize that you need the big picture of a subject before you can master details. If your instructor plunges directly into new topics without bothering to explain how they relate to what you already know, it can cause problems for you. Fortunately, there are steps you can take that may help you get the big picture more rapidly. Before you begin to study the first section of a chapter in a text, skim through the entire chapter to get an overview. Doing so may be time-consuming initially but it may save you from going over and over individual parts later. Instead of spending a short time on every subject every night, you might find it more productive to immerse yourself in individual subjects for large blocks. Try to relate the subject to things you already know, either by asking the instructor to help you see connections or by consulting references. Above all, don't lose faith in yourself; you will eventually understand the new material, and once you do your understanding of how it connects to other topics and disciplines may enable you to apply it in ways that most sequential thinkers would never dream of.
I was telling someone on the phone today, that I have been involved in network marketing over 30 years, and for the first time in a long time I really heard that statement.
My gosh I have been doing this a long time. I can remember
when I use to say 5 years, 10 years, 15 years etc.
Tonight I logged on Facebook, I was looking for a picture of my
granddaughter losing her first tooth.
Obviously, it doesn’t get much cuter than that, does it?
Anyway, on my Facebook newsfeed I happen to catch the
post below from Shannon Denniston.
Shannon is a well known figure in the network marketing industry. It is humbling to know that he started his career with our company years ago.
As I was thinking about Shannon and his accomplishments my mind quickly went to Mike Potillo, who also started with us years ago and has made his name in this industry.
Many of you have probably seen Mike's "Apprentice
Audition" Video filmed at my Lexington, Ky
Then I start thinking about others like Tony Shoupe, Greg S
tegner, Lisa Grange, David Bradford, and many other great p
eople that you have probably never heard of. People who
spent a couple of years on our team, never had great success
in the network marketing industry but went on to have other
successful business careers in other markets.
The nagging question that has been on my mind the last
couple of months, if these people had joined us in TODAY’S
MARKETING ENVIROMENT, would they have made it? My
gut says yes, but my knowledge base says, maybe not.
Let me explain. I think Mike and Shannon would tell you that
from the day they started with us they were exposed to what
I call “The Wisdom of the Ages”. Books like Think and Grow Rich,
The Magic of Thinking Big, and Psycho-Cybernetics, and
teachers like Jim Rohn, Zig, John Maxwell and Les Brown.
They made the effort to program their mind with the wisdom
of the ages and for success.
Let’s face it a lot of people are exposed but some people take
the concepts, principals, and ideas internalize them and change
their life with them.
Here is my concern in today’s marketing world, people are
constantly bombarded with the latest, greatest opportunity
and told they can stay lazy, stay negative, or use attraction
marketing techniques to magically build their business.
The truth is, as human beings we must act in accordance to
our program! When myself, Mike, Shannon and many of us
started in the network marketing industry we were not
bombarded daily via email with the greatest, latest push
button your way to riches.
We were taught to create success we must develop the
mindsets and skill sets that create success in life and in this
industry. Today the message is IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT, it is
your uplines, your companies, or the greedy guru’s.
If you are not grounded in the “Wisdom of the Ages” I can
see how many get off track. I guess it is human nature to try
to find the quickest, fastest, easiest way to financial success.
We live in a lottery mentality world.
The truth always has been and always will be to create success
you must develop the skill sets, mindsets and positive expectations
that create success.
If we build people, people will build the business. When people
get sold on and believe that they should work harder on themselves
than they do on marketing their business they are then put on a
path to success that is virtually guaranteed.