Archive for January, 2009

The Sun Never Sets on Good Service

My last post was about not letting the little things get you down.  Tomorrow my daughter Leila and I will be leaving for our network marketing team cruise.  We just had an example showing that the sun never sets on good service.

More than six weeks ago we bought a snorkeling maskand it was sent out to have her vision prescription put in, as she is far-sighted.  Well, through a series of missteps, missed communication, and the law being different in California from Arizona regarding prescriptions, her mask did not come in and we are leaving on the cruise tomorrow.

The Scuba Sciences store in Phoenix, AZ took care of things, though.  They are lending Leila a new mask of the same type we purchased.  The only thing is it won’t have her prescription.  But at least it fits – she has a small, slightly differently-shaped face.

This rather dovetails with my previous post Being a Leader Means not Letting the Little Things Get You Down.

Also, we got good customer service from the manager, which is what we in network marketing strive to do for our distributors and customers. He gave us a temporary solution.

Wishing that for you the sun never sets on good service,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
602-404-1626 – Anytime
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www.wendywebermentor.com

Being a leader is where the really big money is, eventually.  We’re talking about network marketing, of course.  You want to attract people to you and eventually other leaders.  But, also, being a leader means not letting the little things get you down.

We’re talking about if a product ordered by you or a label is put on crooked.  Leaders don’t let these things get them down.  In fact, a leader will look at the former and say,  “Wow, so many people want this product that the company has to make more than they thought!”.  Regarding the latter a leader may think: “That’s okay, doesn’t happen too often and the product is still great.”

A leader will teach her distributors to think positively, if they are coachable.  Also, a leader has a great, big “why” which keeps him from focusing on the small stuff.

Wishing you the belief that being a leader means not letting the little things get you down,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
602-404-1626 – Anytime
E-mail Wendy
www.wendywebermentor.com

Betting On Yourself for MLM Success

If you had been on the Coaches Corner Mastermind call this past  Saturday night, you would have heard us finish up Chapter 2 from the book we’re reading called Betting On Yourself by Dr. Robert Anthony.

This concludes several weeks of lessons submitted by members of the “Leaders List”.  Below is the lesson I submitted, which we went over a few weeks ago:

“I was struck most by the link, the relationship between chance and luck. That “chance is comprised of an unpredictable number of happenings, both important and irrelevant”, and that I can turn a “chance” event into a “luck” event when I develop an emotional attachment, is a real eye-opener. “Luck is really a personalized perception of chance”.

So what do I have to do to turn “chance” into “luck”? I have to be listening. I have to be paying attention. I have to notice the verbal, visual, and “feeling” cues. I have to still myself and be open to whatever messages the universe is sending.

I also must “expect” to get the things I want. Also, I must be prepared to take action once an idea has been formed. And not just any action, but “appropriate” action. Dr. Anthony says that people who do that “invariably find that the more action they take, the luckier they get.” As I decide to be the person to be open to and take appropriate action, actually take the action, I will have the luck I desire.”

An “ah ha” moment for me on this past Saturday’s call was Henrietta’s lesson and especially the part giving a great word picture of expecting good things to come.  She says, “Expecting” is a positive feeling. Its a feeling of security, comfort, a peaceful feeling. Like a hot bath. Your body starts to tingle with anticipation before your toe even hits that water. its never a question of “if”, its a rock solid “Yes it is”.

This helps me be crystal clear on what expecting is.  This the beauty of the mastermind.  Anyone interested in joining this mastermind group please contact me.

Wishing you the desire for betting on yourself for mlm success,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
602-404-1626 – Anytime
E-mail Wendy
www.wendywebermentor.com

You may have heard me say before that it’s critical for you to check out your policies and procedures for network marketing success.

Why?

Because it is the contract between you and the company. It spells out your responsibilities and also what you can and cannot do and what the company can do.

Most people never bother to look at these, assuming they can even locate them before signing up.  What happens is that the dollar signs ($$$) in their eyes turns their brains to mush, the critical thinking goes out the window and they don’t even find out what they really need to know.  You wouldn’t start a regular job without knowing what your responsibilities are, the vacation terms, the benefits, etc., would you?  Of course not.

The reason I was thinking about this today is that one of my team joined another company because it has a good product, like most of the companies, and promises to pay larger, faster, and he’ll have his company car in 2 months, etc.  He wanted to run this by me.

I asked him to send me the policies and procedures.  I’ll see if he can.  I’m also wondering if they have any “gotchas”, like having a renewal date where you can resign.  Implicit in this, even though not stated, is that the company can end it’s relationship with you on your anniversary.  Do you have to have ongoing recruiting, training, bringing people to meetings?  This means you can never retire.  If you get in at the beginning, as this gentleman has, will all your downline have the same opportunity as you?  In his case the answer would be no.

Next time the 5 Pillars to Success call is offered through Mentoring for Free, perhaps you ought to listen to it.  It’s the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Let me know if you’re interested.

Wishing you the foresight to check out your policies and procedures for network marketing success,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
602-404-1626 – Anytime
E-mail Wendy
www.wendywebermentor.com

How to Write Your Story for MLM Success

In my last post I suggested you write your story but I didn’t give any tips on how to write your story for MLM success.

You can write it in longhand on paper, you can write it on a typewriter, if there are still any around.  A word processor on the computer works great because you can cut and paste with ease, delete, add, copy, etc.

If you feel you cannot write, speak it into a recorded and then transcribe it.  Most people can talk.  If you cannot transcribe it, get someone you trust or maybe even a stranger to do it for you.

My mother used to work part time at a place in Chicago called “Permadisk” transcribing letters via a dictaphone machine.  She worked the recorder back and forth with a foot gismo that left her hands free to type.  And I did a little myself at Northwestern University in the Mechanical Engineering department, which was my first job out of college and newly married.

My good friend and mentor Richard Dennis helped Michael Dlouhy write Success in 10 Steps by having him talk into a recorder, Richard transcribed it and sent it back to Michael for editing.  This brilliant book  tells the truth about network marketing today in Michael’s entertaining style as if he were talking one-on-one with each of us.

So if you feel you cannot write, record your story.  No one can write it but you.  And don’t forget to have fun with it.

Wishing you the knowledge of how to write your story for mlm success,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
602-404-1626 – Anytime
E-mail Wendy
www.wendywebermentor.com

Write Your Story for MLM Success

I was just on a team call and our team leader told us in the training session to “write your story” for mlm success.  Why?

When you write your story it’s the best way to find your why.  Your why is the reason you do this or anything you want to accomplish to keep you going when going gets tough.  And there are always rough patches.

Your “why” is not always the thing you think it is at first.  Often you have to drill down several layers.  But if you don’t write your story, if you don’t know where you are coming from, it’s more difficult to get where you want to go, if you even know the real place you want to get to.

Wishing you the commitment to write your story for mlm success,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
602-404-1626 – Anytime
E-mail Wendy
www.wendywebermentor.com

MLM Success Through Working Cross-Line

Earlier today my friend in Kim in Fresno, CA helped me with a codec upload (don’t ask!) so that I can successfully import my Flip Mino video cam recordings into Windows Moviemaker.  I have been making lots of videos recently and posting on YouTube.

I was glad to help Kim later today with a project of his own, a recording work in progress, because I’ve usually been on the receiving end of the help.

The neat thing is, that while Kim and I are on the same team in our mlm company, we are cross-line to each other.  Neither of us benefit directly from the other at all.  But we have no problem working with and helping each other.  This is the same with everyone on the team.

Is your team like that?  Hope so.

Wishing you MLM success through working well cross-line,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
602-404-1626 – Anytime
E-mail Wendy
www.wendywebermentor.com

I was thinking about how important it is to be coachable and work with a team for network marketing success.

This afternoon Leila and I attended her annual ISP, which is a review of the past year and and update on the progress on her goals and what she’ll be working on for the next year.  We also have quarterly updates with just her support coordinator, house staff, Leila, and me.  The annual one includes the workshop personnel and her job coach and coordinator.

The two things that have always jumped out at me at all Leila’s similar meetings, starting at preschool and throughout all her school years, is that 1) Leila (and Mom, too) is coachable, she follows directions to the best of her ability, most of the time.  2)  It takes a team to put together a program that benefits her.

Network marketing is the same.  People have to be coachable – take direction from people who have experience, the right experience.  Also, it takes a team to be successful in network marketing.  Even the most brilliant network marketer Tom “Big Al” Schreiter couldn’t do it alone.  He needed a team.

Wishing you the ability to be coachable and work with a team for network marketing success,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
602-404-1626 – Anytime
E-mail Wendy
www.wendywebermentor.com

I have taken time off from my job to bring my daughter Leila home to do The Master Cleanse, as I am very concerned about all the weight she gained in the last year or so.  The cleanse is a lemonade juice detox fast originally described by Stanley Burroughs and lately promoted and further explained by Peter Glickman.  We are part of the annual January group participating.  The other day I had a situation that I can use for learning how to not set people up for failure for network marketing success.

Leila happens to have Down syndrome.  She is an awesome person and fun to be with  She will be celebrating her 29th birthday on our upcoming Success Team Builders cruise.  She loves to eat and has no judgment about when and what not to eat.  This it typical with a lot of people.

Anyway, I was very angry with her, which was futile.  I was really angry with me.  The fault is mine.  I set her up for failure because I knew what she was likely to do and only taped the freezer closed after she consumed the bagel.I have put a lock on the refrigerator because I know she will sneak food even though she knows she should not.  But I hadn’t gotten around to closing off the separate freezer in the laundry room.  So on the 2nd day of the cleanse while I wasn’t looking she took out and ate a frozen bagel.  She knows she shouldn’t eat bagels and doesn’t at her regular living situation.  But she has taken pizza from the freezer there and eaten it.

By the way, the bagel is quite old and I only keep them around for my mother, because we stay away from white flour products and rarely eat bread or pasta at all.

In you network marketing team it is crucial that you get to know your people.  You must build the relationships, learn their personality types via the colors technology, and find out what they can are are willing to do and cannot and are not willing to do.  Creating relationships is everything.  You want people who will eventually become independent and put you out of a coaching and mentoring job.  But the relationship comes first.

Knowing your team members is the only way that you can set them up for success.  This part is your responsibility.

If you want more information on the personalities color technology, let me know.  We have trainings on that with Mentoring for Free.  I can do it, too, but it’s more fun with a group.

Wishing you the ability to be learning how to not set people up for failure for network marketing success,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
602-404-1626 – Anytime
E-mail Wendy
www.wendywebermentor.com

There are many network marketers who do very well but are not duplicatable.  The force of their personality attracts people or persuades people to join them, but the recruits cannot do what they do.  So if the system used by these people are to do what they do, their followers fail.  So they quit and there is a churning going on, a constant need to recruit new people.  Long term network marketing success does not mean setting up people for failure.

There must be a simple duplicatable system with simple 1, 2, 3, etc. steps that anyone can follow with minimal or no coaching.  They must see other people having success with it.

Why?

The vast majority of the recruits come from an employee mindset and are used to being told what to do.  A system does that for them.  It is a template, a set of instructions.  Of course, it must be demonstrated to work, but it is a necessity.  The recruits must be able to also plug other people into it.

If you want to check out a system that works over and over again, check out Mentoring for Free.  It can be used for any company.  The training for the system and network marketing skills is free.  The use of the system’s pro version is $19.95 a month for more features than you could set up yourself or get anywhere else.

If you want to check it out, first download the free ebook Success in 10 Steps, written by Michael Dlouhy.  Then I will be able to help you.  It’s part of the system, it’s step 1.

Wishing you the knowledge and belief that network marketing success does not mean setting people up for failure,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
602-404-1626 – Anytime
E-mail Wendy
www.wendywebermentor.com
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