In Network Marketing, It’s ALL about Team Effort

It has been quite a long time now that Erik Weihenmayer did a most extraordinary thing. He stood atop the 29,035-foot peak of the world’s highest mountain. He conquered Mount Everest as one member of a Team of nineteen hardy, determined souls. Oh, yes. There’s one other thing. Erik is blind.

In order to be the first blind person ever to achieve this feat, the 32-year-old American knew he had to be part of a larger group committed to the same goal. He put his full faith and confidence in sighted people such as Eric Alexander, Luis Benitez, and Jeff Evans. They arrived at their goal on May 25, 2001.

In an interview with a CNN reporter on the afternoon of his success, Erik spoke by phone of the “team accomplishment” he had shared. He spoke of sponsors, people who were on the mountain with him, and many who were not there but who had prayed for him. “I felt like, when I got to the top, I was on the shoulders of lots and lots of people,” he said. “It wasn’t just me standing there.”

The same thing can be said of every great achievement. If a single researcher in her lab makes a monumental discovery, it was on the basis of what hundreds of others contributed through their work and publications in the field. Even if it is an athlete or musician whose great moment is unshared on the field or stage, there are hosts of people who inspired, taught, and otherwise made their contributions to that one bright, shining moment.

There are some worthwhile and challenging goals you have for your life that will be too much for you alone. It isn’t a sign of weakness but intelligence to realize you will need help. So don’t hesitate to surround yourself with people of similar goals, more extensive experience, and skills superior to your own. The best way to learn in MLM is to attach yourself to others who already know more about what is important to you. And here’s a fact that may surprise you:

Most of them will be eager to share their experience and insights with you.

Erik admits to be “scared all the time” on his ascent. But he continued to trust his partners – and kept putting one foot in front of the other.

In your MLM business, family, or personal spiritual life, the notion of going it alone will be a disastrous mistake. If you are willing to stand on the shoulders of others, you can go places that otherwise would be out of reach.

If you doubt it, just ask Erik Weihenmayer how he got to the top.

So my Fellow Network Marketers, are you embracing the idea behind your chosen MLM Company’s vision and the MLM Team you are on?  Are you sharing your successes, your obstacles and things you learn as you go?  Are you getting the support you need so you aren’t struggling and feeling alone?  It truly DOES take intelligence to understand how much your team is willing to help but it also takes guts to ask.  What do you need help with, where do you feel your skills may be lacking that could stop you from seeing your MLM goals Fulfilled?

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Doing what you Love in MLM

What’s really neat about doing what you love is that it releases a huge amount of energy, enthusiasm and zest for living. It frees up your creativity and adds a vibrancy to your being that you take with you wherever you go and into whatever you are doing.

Putting your attention and focus on ideas and in areas that capture your imagination sweeps you up and carries you along on a wave of excitement that will power you towards your MLM dreams. What could be more joyous than that?

Doing what you love is much more than a leap in the right direction, it’s a vital brick on your road to freedom.

However, because we tend to be so caught up in the pressures and stresses of our everyday life we probably rarely think about what we’re doing with our time and energy spent in building our MLM business. And if we do it is often only a fleeting thought before our dreams become buried beneath a mountain of must do’s, obligations and responsibilities until we no longer know they are there.

Ask yourself the following questions to help you unearth your true MLM skills and talents. 

7 Questions To Find Out Where Your Heart Lies within your MLM:

  1. What are you intuitively attracted to? 
  2. What makes time fly for you? 
  3.  What things do you accomplish easily, seemingly without effort? 
  4.  What do you catch yourself thinking about in unguarded moments? 
  5.  What do you easily become immersed in, what absorbs your attention totally? 
  6.  Where do your day dreams take you? 
  7.  What is the one thing that more than anything else you keep coming back to?

Make a note of the answers as they come to you. Don’t force yourself to find answers but keep the list handy and listen for that inner voice that knows you so well. It will gladly reveal what is in your heart and help you to discover the talents and skills so you can have fun while fulfilling your MLM goals.

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Achieving BIG MLM Goals… And Three Steps You Can Take

Goals are supposed to be motivating, aren’t they?

But if you’re not careful, there is one trap that can transform a magnificent goal into an overwhelming obstacle.  I know all too well, because I’ve been trying to blast through, climb over, or go around one of those obstacles myself for the last few months.

Many times goals are pretty straightforward and require little more than your consistent commitment to action. Then there are times when we set BIG, complex goals that take us where we’ve never been before. Those goals that have us blazing a path where no one has gone before require us to gather a team of experts to bring the goal to reality.   Look to your upline (s) and even your MLM Company for that team of experts.

The same trap is always there, but with these BIG goals this stumbling block can become like a black hole that sucks anything nearby into the abyss – including your energy, motivation and momentum. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Joys of Repeated Failure, especially in Network Marketing

For most of us, “failure” has a tragic and undeserved reputation as something bad and painful. It’s very unfair, and it holds us back and limits our success. If “failure” had an attorney, it would have an excellent chance of winning a lawsuit for defamation and slander.  :-)

Too often, we view failure as reflecting on the person who “failed”. We view them (or ourselves) as having poor judgment, poor skills, or lack of character! How absurd!

There are only a handful of ways to “fail”, and I don’t view any of them as bad.

First, you can “fail” by losing a competition. I remember talking to a high school athlete who defined himself as “slow” because he lost a race to the state’s fastest sprinter. I also remember a beautiful and talented woman who defined herself as “ugly” because in college she finished fourth in a beauty pageant.  How, exactly, are those examples of “failure”?

Are you beating yourself up when you don’t win your MLM Companies product retailing contest?  Or when there are bonuses for new sponsoring activities?  Why? Read the rest of this entry »

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Live magnificently and enjoy the process as you build your MLM Network Marketing Business

“Before enlightenment chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment chop wood and carry water.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb

A typical conversation I have with individuals (almost weekly) is something to the effect of: “When I get to this point in my business/career, I will…. or when I get to this income level, I will… or when I achieve this reward, then I will… These statements are always followed by some action or behavior that they are going to put into practice AFTER they achieve or acquire their “magic bullet.”


– When I get this next level in my MLM business, then I will spend more time with my family. – When I make $$$ then I will donate a portion of my income to a worthy cause.

We could come up with numerous examples but I think you get the gist. When I hear this comment, regardless of the context or the promise, my answer is typically, “No you probably won’t.” Why? Because if the habit has not been developed it will not be acted upon. Life does not miraculously change until YOU change. Read the rest of this entry »

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MLM: Accountability is a Team Effort

How’s 2008 going for you so far?

Have YOU set MLM Goals for the year?
Making good progress toward your MLM goals?
Are you on track to meet your January projections?
Are you ready to tackle February’s commitment?

If your results aren’t where you want them to be – or worse, if you don’t have any  idea whether or not you’re on track – then it’s a matter of ACCOUNTABILITY

I’m a champion goal-setter. I have an MLM Game Plan that takes me out to the year 2015. I know how to translate my Big Goals into weekly and daily activities.  I know several of my other Team members who do the same.  Do YOU? Read the rest of this entry »

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