It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to succeed in Network Marketing, if you stay in the game and keep committed to figuring it out, you will accomplish your goals.
My 3 Year “Failure Learning Experience.”
I’ve been a network marketing professional since 1994, when I signed up as a representative in my first network marketing company. I was far from a professional, back then.
I was a slightly burned out stay home mom - loved being home, but was a little bored, to be honest. I wanted more. I wanted to have both a thriving business and a successful family where I was home, raising my children.
You can learn more about my big fat zero to ultimate hero story here...
The 3 year failure that I’m talking about today is not the first 3 years. It happened in the last few years, actually.
And, wasn’t actually a failure at all, but it sure felt that way for awhile.
The year was 2016.
I’m really trying in my Network Marketing Business, but how do I deal with an unsupportive spouse?
The easiest way to get your unsupportive spouse on board with your Network Marketing business is to have open communication from the very beginning. More on that in a minute.
Before this conversation takes place, make a decision - a REAL decision. Are you fully committed? Are you serious about making a success of your Network Marketing business?
This is important because this is often the striking point in getting them onboard. What things from the past might be driving this challenge? Perhaps you’ve signed up for other network marketing businesses and programs before and not made a go of it?
Other questions to ask yourself -
Does my spouse support me in most areas?
What other areas does he or she not support me?
Network Marketing is a fabulous business model. The challenge can be other people regarding our business. The same can be true in life. Let’s talk about how to solve this problem. But wait - what IS the problem, really?
Often, we quickly dive from being uber excited about the potential in our business to thinking something is wrong and we are the only one struggling.
Does this define you?
Do you ever feel challenged in your business - have those things that come up that you just don’t feel you can solve?
Often, these come down to things like -
I’m worried everyone will say no to my network marketing business.
No one wants to listen to me.
I’m afraid I won’t know the answers to questions about my network marketing business.
Insert your favorite challenge. These are those things we make up.
It’s often about people, right? Other people, in...
We all have a money blueprint and it’s mostly inherited from how we grew up. We aren’t taught entrepreneurship or much of anything when it comes to money. It controls everything about money in your life.
We are taught to go to college, get a degree, get a job and then do your best.
Money is hard to talk about; and yet when you own the story from the past, you can write the story for your future, intentionally. Some of our beliefs about money stem from religious programming.
Words to be aware of -
Money - what thought comes up? Feelings? Where do you feel it in your body?
Thoughts are the language of the brain; feelings are the language of the body.
What thoughts and feelings do you have around:
Money is hard
Money is the root of all evil
There is not enough money
Worthy of money
A millennial walks into a bar...
Recently, while my husband and I were having a casual drink and conversation about the 26.7% increase in 20-30 year olds visiting mental health facilities with a fear of doing self inflicted harm, I was interrupted by a millennial who wanted to talk about it.
We discussed the disillusionment of his generation, the hopelessness, and the feeling that they did what they were told to do; went to college, racked up $100k in college debt and now have nowhere to turn for jobs; the housing market is prohibitive and they feel they have been shut out of upwardly mobile possibility.
We also talk about capitalism, mentors, and the danger in resigning oneself that THIS is their lot in life.
I believe if any one person can do it, we all have the possibility of doing it. From Oprah Winfrey, to Sara Blakely (Spanx) to JK Rowling and Mike Johnston (former Simon Says Drummer, turned YouTube...
When you launch a network marketing business, you bring 3 of yourself into the business - the past you; the current you; and the future you.
The good news is the future you can be anyone you want, if you create you!
The bad news is, your past you is running the show, now and into the future if you aren’t careful. Here’s how to shift your thoughts and actions and show up as who you need to be to get where you want to go.
Here’s what’s up with you, you’ve launched your network marketing business, and you’re so excited. You can’t wait to drive the big fancy car, live in the big exciting home. Before that even, you’re excited about having money to pay for kids braces, gymnastics and karate and not have to ask permission to do certain things and take money out of the family budget.
The problem is, now that you’ve launched the business,...
Network Marketing is a fabulous opportunity when done right, and a nightmare on steroids when done wrong.
Here are a few ways network marketers are blowing it for themselves and the profession of Network Marketing by what they say, how they act, and show up on Social Media.
And, to be sure, the FTC is not taking income or health claims made lightly. The smack down is happening.
Crisis brings out the best and the worst. 600% surge in Google Search on most keywords having to do with work at home. Home business, etc.
I will link to several articles in the show notes, so check them out, including 10 companies who have already had their hands slapped by the FTC.
So what’s the problem?
The problem is not the company itself, in most cases. It’s typically a small group of over zealous company reps who embellish stories and make claims that are illegal per the FTC and FDA,...
Most people think that success comes from having self confidence.
But, it’s a funny thing. In most interviews I listen to of successful entrepreneurs, most say the same thing - they struggled terribly with lack of self confidence.
You may know exactly what I am talking about.
I think back on my own journey and struggles with not feeling good enough.
It’s funny though. I have always spoken the words - I am self confident.
Looking back, I’m not sure that this was true. I just used different words. Because I know for sure that “self worth” or being good enough was an ongoing struggle.
I had a lot of “mean girl” issues from 4th grade to 6th grade. A circle of 4 of us and one or two of us - mostly me and one other girl - where always the target of mainly the ring leader, and her side kick.
In 7th grade, when I moved on to Junior High School, I bolted from that group and made...
We are about 17 episodes into a project, Transformation Decoded, that we are working on. Our mastermind meets for an hour to 90 minutes each monday morning and we "Get Stuff Done!"
Here are our thoughts on Achievement Vs Fulfillment:
Achievement Vs Fulfillment, what roles do each of these play in our lives and businesses, and what REALLY matters?
Jackie Ulmer shares - as a 3 on the Enneagram, “achievement” is something I know well. We are known as achievers and performers and life is all about accomplishing, Also, as a 26 year Network Marketing veteran, I have lived most of my life in a profession that is always about achieving the next goal.
Make a rank advancement and one is immediately looking toward what...
We don’t get our goals; we get our habits! What’s on the Calendar gets done; what isn’t doesn’t always!
What are your Priorities for this year? What things need to be Scheduled in that are non negotiable? What day/time will I block weekly for planning?
Business, Life, Self Care - all of this work together to make you a Peak Performance Entrepreneur!
Watch the video to see how I use a standard calendar to plan my social media content, as well as meal planning, fitness and workouts, and then my regular Day timer calendar.
I also use my google calendar for pop up reminders.
Using this allows you to repurpose your content and have a simple system for success in your business and your life.
Themes, and content is all plotted in and as long as the content is evergreen, and not dated, it can be used over and over.
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