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Why Skeptics Make The Best Business Leaders

If you have been in a network marketing company for any time at all, you will run into some pretty hardcore skeptics. They are the people who try to tell you, that what you are doing can’t work. Sometimes they can break you down to a point where you start believing them. This is especially true if the person is a trusted friend or family member.

Most people are not really trying to make you feel bad. They are really just not fully informed and they probably don’t understand how your business opportunity actually works.

My advice is to pull back a bit when confronting their objections. Most skeptics are expecting you to defend your business and if you are very passionate about it you may even feel the need to attack them. I mean verbally of course. Instead of answering their objections, I ask them questions. If they say that is a pyramid scheme! I don’t try to convince them it’s not. At least not directly. I ask them to tell me why you think it’s a pyramid? Or What is a pyramid?

They will tell you the guy at the top makes all the money and the guy at the bottom doesn’t make any money etc, etc. At this point I agree with them and say “good I was worried for a moment. In our company we are a legal business and we know pyramid schemes are illegal. In our company the next person who starts can be the biggest earner in the company.

They will continue to give you more and more objections. What they are really doing is learning all the details about your business. Eventually they will run out of excuses and either decide to get involved or not. Either way you explained your business calmly and professionally. Most skeptics don’t expect you to use this approach and it really disarms them, so they can actually listen and learn.

In my personal situation I am definitely a big skeptic. I also did this to my first sponsor when I joined Amway back in 1989. A high school friend put up with my abuse for about 2 hours and then really disarmed me by saying, “fine, then don’t do the business!”.

This was the first time he actual bit back at me and it really ticked me off that I just spent the last 2 hours telling him all the ways it would not work. The moment he took the opportunity from me I started to feel something different. I was like, hey don’t tell me I can’t do it. I’ll get in to show you how it can’t work. I know…How dumb was that?

I joined him and we ended up building a good size business and we became leaders eventually. I still needed a lot of changing and learning. Believe me!

The point is that most of the best leaders are very skeptical of things. This can force them to check it out a bit deeper than most. If you’re involved with a good company that has a good compensation plan and products. They will investigate it completely. That is what you really want. Once they investigate and understand the details the only thing left is to enroll them and get them started.

Yes they ask tons of questions. Yes it can get irritating. In the end you may just enroll your first or next leader. Who knows exactly? It sure will make a great story one day, That’s for sure!

 

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How to Build A Network Marketing Business If You Are Afraid To Talk To People

When I first learned that you can build a business of your own with the network marketing concept I figured I would only need to share this with my few friends and family and everything would expand from there. Guess what? It didn’t. Yes a few family members joined and it was really good to work together. But now what do I do? I was told, now to go and talk to people who are acquaintances and then start cold contacting. WHAT? Are You Serious?

Fear of Talking To People

Here is where one of my biggest fears happened. I needed to talk to people I barely know or don’t know at all about my business opportunity. Yikes! I, like many people fear talking to people, talking to groups of people or talking to people you don’t know, talking to people one on one. I don’t like talking in front of people or even near other people. And even just plain talking is an issue.

I was an introvert and pretty shy and self conscience growing up. I was a tall, skinny kid with no desire to interact with others.  I was a  “gork”. I was gangly armed and legged  person and a dork, so there you go. I stayed inside and read books and made models of cars, planes and boats.

I am sure you either are like that or know someone who is like that. This unfortunately makes a bad combination for building a business that is all about people talking to others. Sharing products and business opportunities.

I have heard it said that the fear of public speaking is more feared than death itself. I think I can agree with that. At least for the first 1000 or so times, I tried to talk to someone about my business opportunity. Heck I had trouble talking to my family and I knew them.

So, Don’t Talk To People, And Build It Anyway

For many people they will simply quit building their business because the fear of talking to people is too great. They won’t share the stories about the product and will not prospect for people to join their business. I know, because that’s what I did for a while. I did not actually quit the business; but I stopped doing the things that are actual revenue producing activities. Things like showing the plan to people and promoting, and prospecting and following up. I remember finally showing my own plans 1 on 1. I was so relived that I had done it I didn’t even followup. Frankly I did not care to. What if they got involved? Then I might have to show the business plan to people they knew but I didn’t. What a spiral.

Back in the late 80’s early 90’s we did not have the internet or cell phones. Social media had not been created yet. Today we can use those tools to build our businesses and it allows us to build a bridge in our business maturity. This means we can still build our network marketing businesses using means other than talking using our voices. We can use texting, emails, blogs, social media posts etc. We can even make videos. For some reason people can do that and not feel that they are talking to thousands of people. This will allow you to bridge the gap from being totally fearful of talking to people and the time-frame when you finally become more comfortable. You can continue on while you work on conquering the fear.

It’s Like Online Dating

Today many people meet online and develop a relationship that carries over into the real world. If we can find our true soul mate or our partner using the online tools and methods, then why can’t you find interested people for your products or business opportunity? The answer is you can. It’s a really great way to build your business. Only interested people reach out to you and so there is virtually no rejection. You don’t have to feel bad because someone said no, to getting involved in your business because you can now have 100’s of leads everyday that are coming to you.

Don’t Quit! Just Work!

That is right! Stay in and build your business using whatever means possible. As long as it is legal and ethical of course. If you feel able to create the best posts for social media. Then do that full time. Eventually add on additional methods and tools. Eventually you will get more and more confident in what you are doing and you will start talking and sharing with people you know in person. I know people who have developed a six figure income and don’t ever meet their network marketing people in person or even speak on the phone.

Over a period of time you will become better at every aspect of growing your business. Today the many methods we have available to us, allow you to build in multiple ways until we can use all of the methods effectively. I teach my team how to do this every day. If I can learn it so can you.

 

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How To Recruit For Your MLM Business 24 Hours A Day

When I first started in network marketing it was 1989. The Internet and cell phones were not used by many people yet. Those that even had a home computer would be rare as they were very expensive. What was there to do on them anyways? Play games with CGA graphics and keep track of your expenses on Lotus?

Cell phones were big and bulky. We called them “brick” phones. Because they were heavy and about the size of a brick. You had to be fairly wealthy to have one.

I had joined Amway and started to learn about how to build the business from my upline and learned as much as possible from books, tapes and seminars. The only way to build the business was person to person. If you wanted to share the business opportunity you had to call someone on the phone (landline) or go and talk to them in person. Or invite them to a meeting.  All of these methods were initially pretty scary to a lot of people, me included.

 

Eventually we did get the Amway business into a version of what was called “E-Commerce” via Quixtar. This was a better, more computer driven business model. The only thing that really changed though was how you ordered products. Instead of the paper order forms we started with, we entered the orders into the web page via the internet. Man was it slow and glitchy!  We were using dial up internet. If your under 25 years old, you probably don’t know what that is, but the speed was measure in kilobytes (KB) per second. And when it was the best we had 56KB connection speeds. WOW! of course today we have 100MG speeds routinely available over WiFi.

We did not use the internet to generate leads and prospects 24 hours a day because no one was really on the internet yet. Can you imagine a world like that?

Generate Your Leads 24 Hours A Day-7 Days A Week

Today with most people in the world using a smartphone and having access to the internet using one device or another, we can now reach anyone in just about every country. Using social media, blogs, websites, videos and emails we can build our businesses day and night. Asleep or awake. At work or on vacation. There is always someone looking for a better way to make a living or to fulfill their dream by staring and building their own business. Now you can help them find you.

The best thing about using these methods is that the “content” that we create, can be used for years after it’s initially created. It can keep working for you forever basically.

Can you image creating a video on YouTube today, that will be seen 3 or 4 years from now that gives someone a better understanding of what your business opportunity is? They get excited and join your team. Become a successful business builder all because you were able to educate them and help them understand what you are doing. As we create this content today we don’t know how many lives we can touch, but it sure is a lot more effective at reaching out to people from all walks of life than just talking to people you meet during your normal day, right?

Highly Duplicate-able

One of the things you need to grow a big network marketing business is to have anyone on the team be able to do what you did, or are doing. Building using these methods are certainly more suitable for the younger generation that grew up with this technology. My own kids will tell you they don’t use a cellphone to talk to their friends. They just text them. People like myself will have to relearn some things, but it can be done, and I have done it.  The good news is that you can still build using the old ways and learn to adapt to the new ways while you’re building. Earn while you learn.

You can bet that these methods will continue to evolve so you may need to plan on continuing to learn and grow as the market and technology changes. Just stay flexible and take it one step at a time. You can do it.

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