Upline or downline for network marketing success

Business, Home Based Business, Leadership, MLM, Network Marketing, Recruiting, Self Improvement, Success, Training, Work From Home
If you have spent much time around direct sales, MLM or network marketing you have probably heard the half joke about not needing a upline but needing a downline for network marketing success. I call it a half joke because it is half true. Real success in MLM comes from having a downline that is productive and growing. However, it is a good upline that makes that possible through training, mentoring and inspiring motivation. From time to time I hear complaints about unresponsive or inactive uplines from marketers. Keep in mind that an upline who may not be fully engaged in the business probably has a successful upline above. That makes his or her upline your upline. Good leaders are always looking deep in their hierarchy for talent and ambition.…
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Richard Branson, motivation and network marketing success

Business, Home Based Business, Leadership, MLM, Network Marketing, Reading, Self Improvement, Success, Training, Work From Home
I recently read an article about Richard Branson's ideas on entrepreneurial determination. One statement he made was, "if you're not very good at motivating yourself, you probably won't get very far in business - especially as an entrepreneur". As he also stated, "When you're starting up a company and for the first couple of years afterward, there are a lot of long nights and stressful days, and the workload is heavy. You have to be able to give the job everything you've got every day, or it will easily get the better of you. As direct sellers in a MLM or network marketing business we have a lot of advantages that a business start-up entrepreneur like Sir Richard had to launch his businesses without. In network marketing we get to…
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MLM leadership advice from Mary Kay

Leadership, MLM, Network Marketing, Prospecting, Recruiting, Self Improvement, Success, Training, Work From Home
As you can see in the photo to the left, Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay cosmetics advises "sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise". The way it was explained to me was "kiss em, spank em, kiss em". So what does all of this mean? Well, as MLM leaders part of our job is to correct undesirable behavior. In direct sales or network marketing organizations this process will differ from a job environment. In a job the employee does just enough to keep from getting fired and the boss pays just enough to keep the employee from quitting. But the one who writes the checks has most of the leverage. It is easier to find someone to write a check for than to find someone…
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Reinventing the wheel for MLM and network marketing failure

Business, Home Based Business, Leadership, MLM, MLM Companies, Network Marketing, Reading, Self Improvement, Success, Training, Work From Home
There are a number of ways insure failure in your MLM or network marketing business. One of the biggest is trying to reinvent the wheel. Reinventing the wheel is a big mistake if you are working with a successful upline, in a successful direct sales company. If the company is successful it is because they have a system of success that works. How do you know if it is so successful? If people are growing their businesses and making money, that is a pretty good sign that they are working a successful system. It is pointed out in "The E-Myth" by Michael E. Gerber, that a business person owns a system. It is the system that runs the business and it is people who run the system. The owner of…
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A Millionaire mind for MLM success

Business, Economy, Home Based Business, Leadership, MLM, Network Marketing, Reading, Self Improvement, Success, T Harv Eker, Training, Work From Home
I received a lot of response to a past post about T. Harv Eker. A lot of you asked what I meant about the Millionaire Mind Intensive being pretty heavy. So, I have posted a video by T Harv Eker explaining in his own words what the Millionaire Mind Intensive is all about. The reason I call it heavy is because I have been to many seminars over the years and although many are informative and educational and somewhat motivating, few leave a lasting impression that will have you thinking days and weeks later about what you learned.  Maybe experienced is a better word than learned. But, if you ever get to attend a MMI you will learn more about yourself than about actual money or millionaires. Money issues good…
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