Words of wisdom from a top network marketer! There are no secrets to success in network marketing or multi-level marketing( MLM). Seek and you shall find! To be successful you must learn from those who are successful and model after them, think like them and do what they are doing!
Being a top network marketer I have the opportunity to attend international conventions and learn from many successful entrepreneurs, business consultants and top network marketers who went on stage to share their inspirational stories and words of wisdom!
A mentor shared with me this Chinese saying: “Wise man do not drink from poison well twice!” Learn from your mistakes and do not commit the same mistake!
Thousands of people have joined the wrong company because they didn’t do their due diligence or seek advice from a top network marketer who will be able to teach them how to identify a good company. If 5 persons tell you that is a horse, get on it and ride it!
You may be a good horse rider but you can’t go far if you are riding a sick horse! Learn how to choose the right horse. Choosing the right company is critical to your success.
Be willing to fail your way to success! Many top network marketers had to go through a few companies before they found the right one, there is a popular saying: “You have to kiss a few frogs before you can find your prince!” Having said that, you don’t have to kiss the frogs if you can learn from someone who had done it and found his prince!
You must understand the six “Ps” in this business, you must have good PRODUCTS that offer great value and benefits so your customers will stay. You must have competitive PRICES so your customers will stay, your customers are constantly comparing value and price. You must have PROFIT for the company, leaders and part-timers to stay in business. You must have a good COMPENSATION PLAN and you must also have a definite PLAN because nobody plans to fail, they fail to plan! You must have PATIENCE, the law of averages will never let you down, when you have a good thing to share, you just need to find the people who will appreciate it!
You must do whatever it takes ethically to achieve your dreams and you must do the basics and they are listing, prospecting, presenting, following up and following through! It is all about doing the right things and caring enough to share and sharing enough to care. Keep it simple, sincere and clear. Clarity is power. If they have doubts they will not do. Your prospects must be very clear on the great opportunity you are offering them to achieve their dreams.
You must work with universal laws and understand the market. Over 90% of the population just love to shop, they do not want to do the business. Does your compensation plan takes care of these shoppers and encourage them to stay as lifetime customers so that you will have a lifetime business?
Abraham Lincoln said it so well: “You can fool all the people some time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” Be true to yourself and others and work with a good company that is doing the right things. You want a business with integrity and offers great value and benefits where nobody gets hurt and it is win-win!
I qualified for two wonderful trips to beautiful Hawaii in 1997 and 2001 and I learned a lot from top network marketers and was taught a powerful way to get people to listen with this question: “Can I talk to you like a brother?” and ask “Do you have any plan for your retirement?” You will be surprised that 9 out of 10 people do not have a retirement plan!
A very successful network marketer useed this thought provoking question on his friends when they were not listening, he asked, “If you are so smart, why aren’t you rich?” He said that sometimes you have to hit a nerve to get your prospect to listen and he did that to close friends because he really want to help them break away from the vicious poverty cycle!
Keep the business simple and understand the “TTP” concept which means Take The Products, Talk To People and Teach The People to do the same! The best form of leadership is to lead by example and to walk the talk. You must be your own best customer and use your products consistently to really experienced the benefits and get the belief.
You also have to learn how to be a good story teller, people love to hear positive stories! Most important of all is to have a good heart and to have this intention to help people and make life better!
Copyright (c) 2007 Bruce Seah