I happen to be just crazy enough to get up at 4:30 every morning to make it to the early spin class at my gym. I've named my favorite instructor "Mr. Motivator" because this amazing athlete knows how to push the class far above the norm, which always intrigues me and leaves me inspired. Consequently, I pay close attention to what Mr. Motivator does to better understand how he persuades me to give 20% more during my workout than any other instructor.
Interestingly enough, the first few times I had class with him I didn't understand why he had such a following – he plays the music so loud that even with earplugs one can find it irritating, and he plays one obnoxious heavy metal sounding song after another.
My first assumption was that the majority of his followers must be in their twenties, and that's why they could tolerate one extremely LOUD Linkin Park song after another. But as I looked around and got to know people in the class, I discovered that many of them were in their forties and fifties, and several in their sixties. Sure, there are some young twenty year olds, but they are hardly… Continue reading
The other day I received a phone call from my hairdresser. Instantly from the sound of her voice I gathered that for some reason she was nervous. As soon as I detected her nervousness, I felt uncomfortable, and immediately started wondering why she was interrupting me to make me feel this way. This is a key point, and I want to make sure you get it. As soon as I detected her nervousness, I did not want to talk to her because I felt uncomfortable.
Now my long-time subscribers know, I am going to tell you why she was nervous, and I am also going to show you why she had good reason to be. The interesting thing is that I would be willing to bet a large sum of money that she thought she was nervous because she was afraid I was going to tell her, “No.” But the real reason she was nervous was because she had not thought of any compelling reasons for me to tell her, “Yes.”
In a nutshell (My husband has probably just gone into cardiac arrest after reading those words… he’s never heard me put anything into a nutshell!), my hairdresser is moving… Continue reading
* That person got started with the company at the beginning so, of course, he/she has the biggest organization in the company!
* That person is at the top because he/she works this business all the time and leaves the spouse to take care of all the family chores and the children.
* That person is at the top because he/she is single and doesn’t have the time commitment of taking care of a family.
* That person gets all the best leads from the company
You probably noticed a similar theme in each of these statements – the person at the top somehow has a seemingly more advantageous situation, which explains his/her success. If you had the opportunity to ask the people who are at the top of any company what they considered to be the most important thing they did to get to the top of the company, what do you think they would say?
When one of my million dollar producers was on… Continue reading
A very common challenge that many direct sellers and network marketers face is finding the time to work their business when their schedule is already more than busy. Perhaps the most fascinating thing about this topic is the question people ask me secretly but never publicly, namely:
"How can I psyche myself up to make calls at night when I'm tired, I've been working all day, and the last thing I want to do is get on the phone and talk to people?"
Before answering the actual question, I believe it is important to understand why these direct sellers and network marketers feel it necessary to ask this question in secret.
Have you ever noticed how the people in this industry love saying that they only work their business part-time?
Even top leaders brag how they only work the hours they want to work, and that they love earning full-time pay for part-time work. When others hear reports like that, they naturally assume that this business is easy for all those people who only work it part-time, and they cannot understand what is wrong with them – why can they not achieve the extraordinary in just a few hours… Continue reading