Is Network Marketing A Better Way?
Is Network Marketing a Better Way?
I'm not sure what the statistic is but my guess is that probably 80% or better have been approached in some shape or form with a Network Marketing opportunity. If that is you then maybe you should read this post and just look at the facts concerning Network Marketing and the JOB.
First I want to give credit to Ray Higdon and Eric Worre for supplying me with some facts and statistics for this article. These are two Great Leaders in the Network Marketing Profession and I have learned so much from both of them, Thank You!
Let's talk about the JOB side of the equation first.
We have all been taught that when we grow up to either go to college, or a trade school, get a JOB and then work for 40 years in hopes of having enough to retire at some future point while your health is still good.
Let me tell you personally that this is one of the biggest lies we are taught in our lives. I know that those who are teaching us this are well meaning, but it's just not TRUE! The cold hard reality is that there is very little security in having a job like there was 50 or 100 years ago.
Here are some facts that I got from a post that Ray Higdon wrote on security.
– Target in January announced it was taking out 1,175 jobs, including 465 layoffs (source: USA Today)
– Microsoft announced planned headcount reduction of up to 18,000 (source: USA Today)
– Hewlett-Packard told investors that it plans to cut an additional 11,000 to 16,000 jobs. (source: USA Today)
– Coca-Cola plans to cut 1,000-2,000 jobs globally in the coming weeks (source: CNBC)
– BP Oil will cut thousands of jobs cut across its global oil and gas business by the end of next year in a $1 billion restructuring program (source: Reuters)
– 3,700 job cuts this fall will hit 11 percent of Sprint’s employees company-wide (source: Kansas City Star)
These are just a very small example of the job cuts that have happened over the past year. These are some of the biggest companies in the world, and I'm sure these employees thought they were very secure in their jobs and careers.
It is my opinion that there is very little security in the traditional job market in this day and age. People who have thought they were on a path to retirement bliss are back out on the market look for work. I know I was one of these people!
Now Let's talk about Network Marketing.
The Business Dictionary defines Network Marketing like this; “Direct selling method in which independent-agents serve as distributors of goods and services, and are encouraged to build and manage their own sales force by recruiting and training other independent agents.”
Is Network Marketing a Better Way?
Basically Network Marketing is an average everyday person's opportunity to build an organization based on products and a team of distributors. Some have called it the “Private Franchise” model.
However you want to define it, it is an opportunity to build a legacy for you and your family. Does that mean it doesn't take work and have all the same pitfalls of what we call traditional business, of course it does.
It's like anything else you do, you get out of it what you put into it. If you are looking for a get rich scheme, Network Marketing is NOT IT!
Robert Laura wrote an article in Forbes that I thought was very interesting titled “Would You Join A Multi-Level Marketing Company For Retirement Income.”
I love this quote from the article, “Many people don’t realize that multi-level marketing companies are successful because they help people satisfy a number of important human needs, including feeling significant, having connections, learning something new, and making a difference. I have heard people in network marketing say again and again, ‘I’m doing this because I’m meeting amazing people … making so many connections … and I feel so good about myself.”
Eric Worre is one of the Top Promoters of taking Network Marketing to new heights. His website NetworkMarketingPro promotes Network Marketing as a Better Way and how to become a PROFESSIONAL Network Marketer.
The promise of fast income and pie in the sky lifestyle can be very misleading. Have people made great money with Network Marketing, absolutely. Does it take hard work, yes, but it is worth it!
You are your own boss, good, bad or indifferent. You can't be fired. You determine your income and raises and You determine who you are going to work with. The Bottom line is you are the one who is in CONTROL!
All in all, I believe without question the Network Marketing is a BETTER WAY!
I hope this has shed some light on the age old question of JOB vs Network Marketing. Please share and comment below.
10 Ways You Know You are at the TOP!
Know When You Are At The Top
Read this article from Zig Ziglar laying out how you know when you are at the top. Here are 10 of the 15 reasons he gives. To read the whole article go here.
1. You clearly understand that failure is an event, not a person; that yesterday ended last night, and today is your brand new day.
2. You have made friends with your past, are focused on the present, and optimistic about your future.
3. You know that success (a win) doesn't make you, and failure (a loss) doesn't break you.
4. You are filled with faith, hope and love; and live without anger, greed, guilt, envy, or thoughts of revenge.
5. You are mature enough to delay gratification and shift your focus from your rights to your responsibilities.
6. You know that failure to stand for what is morally right is the prelude to being the victim of what is criminally wrong.
7. You are secure in who you are, so you are at peace with God and in fellowship with man.
8. You have made friends of your adversaries, and have gained the love and respect of those who know you best.
9. You understand that others can give you pleasure, but genuine happiness comes when you do things for others.
10. You are pleasant to the grouch, courteous to the rude, and generous to the needy.
You've heard the old cliche' “See You At the Top.” Well the above 10 items are a subset of what Zig Ziglar identifies as letting you know when you have reached the TOP.
It's amazing how these traits above so reflect what the Top Leaders in the Network Marketing Profession possess. Theses are the traits that I am striving on developing everyday.
So I know this is short but take a look at these 10 and see how you stack up. See if you are on the track to the top or just hanging out around the base camp.
Thank Goodness It's Friday – TGIF
TGIF – Thank Goodness It's Friday
TGIF has become the mantra of the everyday working folks. Our lives are wished away during the week so we can get to the weekends as quick as possible.
We have become a society of people who hate the weekdays and live for those almighty 2 days called the WEEKEND! Doesn't it just seem so unbalanced that we spend 5 days out of 7 working and only 2 days with our families and doing those things that really make live great.
I can't tell you how many times I've had the conversation concerning how much someone doesn't like their JOB and wish they could do something that would give them what they need to replace the JOB and spend more time with family or doing what they have a passion for.
So TGIF becomes the thing that most people live for, those 2 DAYS OFF! Does this seem wrong to you, or is it just me. I think there is a better way, a way that we can have the things in life we desire, help the people we want to, and have the time in life that makes life what it should BE!
We All Have the same amount of Time
The one thing we all have is time. We all get 24 hours a day to use as we see fit. How we decide to use that time is totally up to us. Where you are right now is exactly where you should be based on the decisions that you and I have made along our journey.
We can spend our days blaming others for our lives and situations, or we can take responsibility for our lives and the decisions we have made and move forward.
Why is that important because if you want to get out of the TGIF mentality and have the live that others only dream about, then you have to make some new DECISIONS! Decisions that will change the current path that you are on now. A path that will not only change your life but create a legacy for your family.
I believe the best way to break the TGIF syndrome and move to a better life is without question, Network Marketing. Building a business in a good Network Marketing company is a great way to change you financial life and live the Dream Lifestyle.
So instead of living each weekday with the hope of making it to the weekend why not find a good Network Marketing company, start part-time, and change your life forever. Wouldn't you rather work 6 Saturdays and a Sunday instead of what you are doing now.
It only takes a simple decision! I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't at least let you know the company that I have a passion for. Click on the link below and check out a great Company and an incredible product.
How to Automate Your Blog Signature Block
How to add a Signature Block to your Post
This is going to be a purely technical post. How many of you have tried so my times to put a great signature block or any signature block at the end of your blog posts without having to copy and paste or type it in.
This is going to short but very informative so that you can place a signature block at the end of all of your posts.
So how do you do this, well first you need to download the insertpages plugin for WordPress.
Once you have downloaded the plugin, install it, and activate the plugin. That's all there is to the plugin installation.
Signature Block Category
Next you will want to create a new post with just your signature as you want it to appear on your posts. What I have done is create a category named “Signature – don't show” and that is where I keep all of my signature files. This allows me to have different ones for different types of post's if I choose to.
Once you have installed the plugin and activated it you will have a button up in the tool area of your editor. This will allow you to select your signature block post and insert the shortcode for that post in your new post wherever you like
That's all there is to it. You can now create your signature and it will get updated automatically on every page you have used the shortcode. How easy is that.
Here is a screenshot of the options that you can choose. Be sure to choose content from the display dropdown menu or all it will show is the title of the post.
You can see how I use it at the bottom of this post. I hope this has helped the next time you want to start adding a signature block to your posts without having to copy, paste, or type it in for each post.
Please share and comment if you have got value from this post.
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Keep It Simple Stupid!
Keep It Simple Stupid
I will keep this short this morning but I wanted to chat real quick about the philosophy of “Keep It Simple Stupid.” Now don't twist this around and say I'm calling people Stupid….the principle here is that to make something complicated for the sake of making it complicated is not such a smart IDEA or just Stupid, not the person.
Now with that out of the way let's go into a little about the K.I.S.S. principle or Keep It Simple Stupid.
I know you have all heard this principle toss around over the years, and probably thought yeah that a cliche but complexity makes things much better because the end up with more value and a stronger business.
Well I'm here to tell you that the K.I.S.S. principle is exactly what the Network Marketing profession NEEDS! I can't tell you how many times I have sat down with some teammates and listened to some new fangled way to reinvent the wheel. The only difference being that this new and approved method is so complicated that it IS NOT DUPLICATABLE!
The most important thing that you need in building your business is to be duplicatable. If the system you have is so hard you need a degree to do it, then the average person wanting to start their own home business won't succeed.
Here's a definition that I got off the web that clearly defines the KISS Principle
Definition – What does Keep It Simple Stupid Principle (KISS Principle) mean?
The “keep it simple stupid” (KISS) principle is a design rule that states that systems perform best when they have simple designs rather than complex ones. KISS is not meant to imply stupidity. On the contrary, it is usually associated with intelligent systems that may be misconstrued as stupid because of their simplistic design. The KISS Principle hinders and/or prevents creeping featurism, system failover and other IT issues.
KISS is also an acronym for “keep it short and simple” and “keep it simple and straighforward”.
I can't stress enough the importance of Keeping It Simple. You will never build a big team if you have such a complex system that either, you have to be involved with every new recruit, or it's so complex that people lose interest very quickly.
I have seen this so many times where people think they know better and have a better way for building it FAST and every time it has exploded and any financial gain was very temporary.
I know because in the beginning I was one of those people. Take it from me and all the Top Earners, IT DOESN'T WORK!
Make a new resolution this year, 2015, that you will follow your team or company system and teach your team to do the same. Keep It Simple Stupid should be your team montra.
If you have got value from this share it with your team and comment below.