How did I achieve one of the top positions of my MLM in 10 months with zero experience?
I ran into my fabulous friend:
Me: “What have you been doing?”
Fabulous friend: “I am selling wrinkle cream!”
Me: “I want some!”
I grew up before sunscreen. My freckles had become age spots, and my skin felt like leather. I tried every product and system on the market. I spent thousands of dollars on skincare products, procedures, and nothing worked (and I was NOT going to get a facelift). I thought, what’s a few hundred bucks more? Worst case scenario, I would have enough product for a year and could hang out with my friend and drink good wine! What did I do? I bought into the MLM without trying the product and without knowing anything about the business.
I took my before pictures but didn’t open my kit or do a darn thing with the new “enterprise.” I used the product and two weeks later I took my “after” pictures, WOW!! My skin was smoother, softer and my freckles turned age spots were disappearing! I found a product that worked that I could get behind! No surgery, no looking fake! So I opened my kit.
The first thing I did, read the Book “The Slight Edge” that came in the kit, what a game changer! I was no longer willing to “slight edge” myself out of an opportunity.
I spent my childhood finding ways to make money. I had lemonade stands, neighborhood fashion shows, carnivals, track clubs; I even tried to raise caterpillars to make a fur coat. Tip: It’s not a money maker.
I loved the idea of building my own business, working my hours, and deciding my worth!
When I realized I was going to do this crazy business, I was excited! I felt like it was my chance to control my destiny. I could have control over how much I made, how much time and energy to invest, and my value and worth!
“Who do I know who had a lemonade stand? A paper route? Mowed lawns? Sold cookies?” I was looking for people who were born to be entrepreneurs; people who were driven and were not interested in working for somebody else. Guess what? I knew people like that! I knew owners of cell phone repair stores, nail salons, boutiques, and startups.
The first person I called was a friend who had been doing my nails for years. She had two vivacious, young children and she was always working to improve herself and her kids’ life.
I called her, and ironically, she had already been using the product and loved it, but had no intention of doing the business.
Me: “That’s okay. Let me send you information so you can learn more about it.” I love this stuff, and I’m going to build a business.
We were both motivated to create something different in our lives. I was a stay-at-home mom, but my kids left home five years ago, what was my excuse? I wanted something to do, needed something to do, and I wanted to be relevant. Making a difference in people’s lives is my passion. My peers were beginning to retire, and I wanted nothing to do with that. I wanted to work, I wanted to inspire people, wanted to travel, and I wanted to help others succeed!
She was a young single mother of two, working her tail off. She wanted to change the direction of her family legacy. She had no desire to be working her ass off, with no chance for advancement, having nothing for her kids, and continuing to live paycheck to paycheck, surviving not thriving, frustrated and scared.
The One “Secret” and How to Apply It:
Listen! Listen to what people say about their life. People talk about their hopes, dreams, work ethic, their “why.” People also share their frustrations and fears.
I was LISTENING; I knew I could help! I have a solution that may answer her prayers. So I talked to her:
Me: “You may think I’m crazy… but I have something that may be what you’re looking for, and here is why I believe that.”
“You’re smart, hard working, want more for your kids and yourself. You obviously don’t want to do what you’ve been doing forever. I’ve watched you for years. I think you would be good at this business, and I believe this opportunity might be what you’ve been seeking. Sounds crazy, right? … but what if it works?”
Her: “Oh my goodness, if you’re doing this, I’m in, I want to do this with you.”
And she joined me on the MLM journey.
Building a successful business in this industry is like scouting for a championship team. You are looking for someone who works hard and is determined to create a better life Someone with potential. Individuals who persevere, get knocked down and get back up, and people who want more out of life than the staus-quo.
Let people know the greatness you see in them, and why you want THEM to be a part of your team. Share with them why MLM is something you believe in, and why you believe in THEM!
Why is this “secret” Valuable? Most of us rarely hear compliments about the work or job we do. People want more for themselves, their families and their lives, yet have nowhere to turn and don’t know how to begin. So LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN! You just may have the solution someone is praying for.
Now I wasn’t the “Lone Nut.” I had a follower! (Don’t miss the Lone Nut video!)