Three Simple Truths About Network Marketing— Michael Clouse
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I did a recent Conversations With The Greatest Networkers in the World with Lynn Hagedorn. Lady’s a phenom in her new company, achieving an annualized million-dollar income in about one year. To make that a bit more extraordinary, Lynn’s from the mega-metropolis of Blair, Nebraska (pop 7990). If you’ve ever had the thought that you’re NOT from a place where you can build a big business, Lynn busts that excuse up pretty good. (BTW, to listen to a clip from that Conversation that was recently on the Home Business Radio Network, CLICK HERE to go there and get that. It’s about 14 minutes worth.)
Anyway, along with every Conversation I do, The Greatest Networker… I’m speaking with provides some extra “bonus” material to add value and help you learn more. One of Lynn’s pieces is from her mentor, Michael Clouse. I know Michael. He’s both a friend & colleague— and a mentor of mine as well. There’s an excerpt here of the piece and you can have the whole thing as a PDF to download right here, no-charge. Flat out, it is one of the best Network Marketing articles I’ve ever read. My suggest is for you to read it again and again and… until you know it by head & by heart. And share it with all your business partners, too. Here:
Apparently Activity Matters Most
Surveys have always fascinated me… Ask a few hundred people how they feel about this or that, and you can presumably understand the mindset of an entire nation! Indeed, polls are conducted daily to determine how we feel about politics, why we purchase certain products, and even what we watch—or don’t watch—on TV.
All of this sampling got me thinking one day about the Network Marketing business we’re in… For example, if you were to survey those already in the business, what would you ask them? What insights should they provide? And could any of this gleaned information be valuable to you?
Consider the following, and you decide…
Years ago I discovered that those who are deemed to be Masters in this “Networking thing” understand three simple truths about the business. Although you might hear these truths expressed somewhat differently from leader to leader, the underlying facts remain the same. For purposes of our discussion, we’ll refer to these truisms as, “Network Marketing’s Three Rules of Three.”
1) Know The Business You’re In
Network Marketing is about three things:
a) Finding people to talk to— Prospecting.
b) Talking to the people you find—Presentation.
c) Teaching others to do the same—Duplication.
2) Understand The Rules
Regardless of how you present your business:
a) Some people decide to join—Some Will.
b) Some people decide not to join—Some Won’t.
c) Some people decide not to decide—So What…
3) Get Better At The Game
Because everything in life is about who you become:
a) Work more on yourself than you do on your business.
b) Again, work more on yourself than you do on your business.
c) And again, work more on yourself than you do on your business.
I share this with you because for years leaders have been searching for a simple, highly duplicatable system that new distributors could use to more quickly achieve. And the most interesting part is, I now believe we’ve been overlooking the obvious for decades…
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