Your MLM Business can be as simple as a joke

One of my highest values is “humor” so that is always a slant I prefer to look at everything with.  Are you game to look at how humor can play a big part of your MLM business?

So, Have you heard the one about why God created children? Here it is:

Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God’s omnipotence did not extend to his kids. After creating heaven and earth and seeing that it was “good,” God created Adam and Eve.

The first thing God said to them was, “Don’t.”
“Don’t what?” Adam asked.
“Don’t eat the forbidden fruit,” said God.
“Forbidden fruit? Really? Where is it?” Adam and Eve asked, excitedly jumping up and down.
“It’s over there,” said God— wondering why he hadn’t stopped after making the elephants.
A few minutes later God saw the kids having an apple snack and he was very angry.
“Didn’t I tell you not to eat that fruit?” the First Parent asked.
“Uh huh,” Eve replied.
“Then why did you do it?” God asked exasperatedly.
“I dunno,” Adam answered.
God’s punishment was that Adam and Eve would have children of their own.
Thus the pattern of having children was set and has never changed.

Cute, huh?

This was sent to me by a friend, Dorothy. I noticed in the header of her email that Dorothy also sent the joke to a number of other recipients, some I knew and some I didn’t, but it had over 20 people.

The joke was originally e-mailed to Dorothy from Betsy.  Who knows who “told it” to her.

Okay, so what?

Look what happened there: Someone told a joke to someone … who told someone else … who told someone else . . . who . . . you get the picture. It’s an interesting picture in that it looks just like Network Marketing — only without the comp plan. (Unless a smile and laughter are legal tender in your world.)

Which is why I titled this training post, “Your Business can be as simple as a joke”!

One great answer to that most FAQ (Frequently Asked Question), “How do I build my Network Marketing business?” is: “Just like you’re telling someone a joke.”

I remember Tom “Big Al” Schreiter once saying that a joke was the single most networked “product” in the world: You tell five who tell five and. . . .

What a simple thing to do. “Have you heard the one about?”

Some people tell jokes incredibly well. Others forget punch lines. Some people do marvelous dialects and accents. Some people tell jokes flat, speaking in monotones. Some jokes get big belly laughs. Others, groans. Still others leave the listener saying, “I don’t get it.”

Some jokes are successes. Some jokes are failures. Some successful jokes fail in the telling. To the best of my knowledge, nobody ever died from telling a joke either or any way. Even when people tell a joke badly, if it’s a really good joke to begin with, people get it and laugh anyway.

What would it be like — “it” being prospecting — if you and your people approached your prospecting conversations just as if you were telling a joke?

The funny (and FUN) business of MLM indeed. . . .

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