Monday, November 24, 2008

MLM Fears

MLM Fears is a big business stopper.

It can really stop a person from moving forward and taking any action at all.
So many people tell me they are scared to talk to prospects. They aren’t sure what to say about their MLM product or MLM business.

There is no perfect script. Develop your “script” around your passion and your reasons for joining your business. And be sure to leave out the hype. And keep your focus on your prospect. Ask questions and really find out their reasons for starting their MLM business.

Spend some time developing your story and practice it with a few people first. And remember every time you talk with a prospect you will develop more and more skills.
Fears are normal. I know I also feared MLM success. As a mother of three small children, did I really have what it took to handle a successful MLM business.?

It’s important to remember as you grow, your business will grow. Involve your children and your family in your business.

What fears do you have? Are they holding you back? I would love to hear your feedback.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Friday, November 21, 2008

MLM Success Tip - Stay in the game

One of the keys to success in this business is to stay in the game. I have signed up distributors who heard about the business from someone else. And when the time came to get started, the person had quit.

What if that person had stayed and signed up that distributor. What if that person would go on to build a goldmine? She will never what might have been.

Success in the business can be frustrating at times. You think you are going to sign this person up and then it doesn’t happen. You are going to follow up with that person and then you can’t reach them.

So many people judge our industry on just a few action steps over a course of a few months. They really miss the longevity and consistency.

As 2008 comes to a close, decide what you really want for 2009. Make a monthly commitment to see it through. Set daily action steps and goals to keep you focused and on track.
I like to put these actions in place for a 90 day cycle. Then, go back and reevaluate. What worked and what didn’t. What should you change or leave the same?

Don’t let anyone or anything knock you down or get in your way. If you get knocked down, get back up and still be standing next year, but be further down the path on your journey.

Success in this business can be yours, be willing to commit and keep your focus and be accountable.

“See” you at the top!

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mindset is crucial to MLM Success

"Whatever your mind can conceive and BELIEVE, it can

Having a positive mindset is critical for your success in life,
and in your business. Ultimately, it will make you or break you in your business.

Most think belief and mindset is such a simple process. But it isn’t always so.

Did you know your energy is fueled by your beliefs? So fuel yourself with positive
thoughts each and every day.

It really is empowering to believe.

Belief is such a simple would think. But so many
people just dismiss it.

It’s important to see success form day one. See it and believe it.
Remain positive and keep negative thoughts from you.

Here are some things that will help you do just that.

Always know that success mean different things to different people.
Not everyone is going to be interested in your business and your products.
And that is okay. Realizing this from the beginning is important. So don’t take it

Be factual and be fair. Surround yourself with like minded people who support you
and your actions.

If you are having issues with someone, go directly to that person. Take
the higher road. And don’t go chat about it with others. Never be unkind.

Compete only with yourself and never compare yourself with others. Everyone
has different time frames and schedules.

Continually feed your mind with positive thoughts. Commit to reading
a motivational saying or a daily book. Invest in yourself from day one.
You are worth it!

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Simple Network Marketing Success Secret

Many people believe if they buy a certain course or a particular book and read, they will be successful.

And others think if they just join a certain network marketing business, success will happen overnight.

With so many empty promises and hype on the Internet today, it leads people to believe these false principles.

Success is an ongoing process. And it is accomplished by becoming a leader through helping others. It’s a process of attracting wealth through self development.

I spend hundreds of dollars each month on books and courses. Why? Because if I can learn one thing and apply to my business, it makes it worthwhile. It also increases my value to others.

You can’t just read books and hope to create success. You have to take action and apply what you learn. Apply your new knowledge to your business and your personal life. Applied knowledge is power.

Have you ever heard the statement that you'll only make as much
money as the five other people you hang out with most often?

My answer is to cheat your way to the top by reading and learning
from successful people. Read Jan Ruhe, or John Milton Fogg,
or Ann Sieg. (just to name a few) Spend time with your company
leaders whether it's through conference calls or books or whatever.

Feel the success you want. Picture your perfect day. See your success and know it’s just around the corner with continued focus.

Leaders are readers and the learning process never ends.

Have the right mindset. Erase negative thoughts and don't listen
to negativity. Surround yourself with positive, like minded people.

Enjoy your journey. When you are doing something you love, creating success is so much easier.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Traits of a Successful MLMer

What are the traits of a successful MLMer? Most industry leaders have these traits in common. So, as you read through these, ask yourself, do I possess these qualities?

Passion – Do you love what you do? Do you have a burning desire to really succeed in this industry? Are you raring to go each and every day? If you are truly passionate and excited about your business, other will see it and be attracted to you and your business.

Belief – Do you believe in yourself, your product and your company? Belief in yourself is sometimes the most difficult. Your business growth will depend on your personal growth. So commit to learning, developing into a leader and always feed your mind with positive thoughts. The old saying, Leaders are Readers, is so true.

Committed - Stay committed even when times are frustrating. It will happen. There will be challenges and obstacles to overcome. Know success doesn’t happen overnight. But with a committed focus and action plan, it will happen. Be willing to do what most others won’t.

Integrity and honesty – always be upfront from the beginning. There’s enough hype in our industry. Be a true leader without the hype. Building a relationship based on honesty is the best way to go every time.

Courage – A healthy business and leader can accept the word no. Have the courage to move past it. And remember, it’s not personal. So many times no simply means not yet. Accept it, move forward and be there when your prospect is ready.

Coachable – Leaders are coachable. Be a life long student and learner. Study those that are successful and who have what you want. Duplicate as many actions you can, especially in the beginning. Then as you develop, explore new ideas that fit your personality and niche

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Network Marketing Plan that Rocks

A Network Marketing Plan is essential for a successful Network Marketing business.
One of the first steps to success is to have a plan in place.

Daily, weekly, monthly, short term and long term goals are a must.

Here at some things to think about when designing your MLM plan.

• Is your product simple and easy to explain?
• What and who is your competition?
• Where are going to find your customers?
• Where are you going to find business prospects?
• What type of follow up system do you need in place?
• Where will you advertise?
• Do you have a budget?
• Will you market online, offline or both?
• Do you have upline or a mentor that will hold you accountable?
• What is your Why for developing a home business?

Most people that fail in our industry lack knowledge and planning. Simply, they just don’t have a clue where to start.

So, design a specific plan to help you learn the real nuts and bolts of what it takes to become successful in your business and the Network Marketing industry.

So, how do you go about this? Look to your upline first. Duplicate their actions. Most good mentors will help you design an action plan that is right for you. As a coach and mentor, it’s important to have a variety of ways to work your business.

We are all individuals and it’s a good thing to have choices.
And study other industry leaders. It’s okay to go outside of your organization and look at what others have done and are doing. If you look at the top notch MLMers, each of them have built their business a little differently.

Get on their newsletters, read their books and commit to being a student of the industry.

Have an accountability partner. Share your goals and your action plan with someone. Keep your focus, stay consistent and enjoy your journey.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

MLM Regional Events

I recently attended my company’s regional event in Nashville, TN. And the value it brought to me was absolutely priceless. Since I build my business mostly online, it was great opportunity to meet so many people face to face, as well as network with team members.

It’s really great to take the relationship that has been built online to a new level by interacting face to face. Spending time with team members and learning, sharing and having fun together is what being a team is really about.

Attending a company event helps you really know what your company is all about. While I was in Tennessee, one of our company owners sat with us for a big part of the afternoon.. We had lunch together and of course talked about the future of our company. It was so exciting to hear first hand some of the plans for our exciting and growing business.

So, start planning now for your next company’s event. Set yourself a goal. Maybe it’s to have your business pay for your trip. Or maybe it’s to bring 20 or 30 people with you. Whatever they are, know this. You have the tools and resources you need to achieve them. And be sure to work on developing your internal belief and you will achieve everything you want and so much more.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Monday, November 3, 2008

Working with MLM leads

When building a Network Marketing business, it’s important to learn about your prospects and truly understand the process of MLM leads.

How many times have you spoken to a lead and they are extremely interested? But then something happens and POOF. Yes, they have vanished into thin air. You call and leave a message or two and you can not get a hold of them.

Well, more than likely life happens and the timing just isn’t there. Think about the process you went through to get started. I know mine sure wasn’t over night. It’ was a process. I looked at Network Marketing opportunities for one year before I made a decision to move forward.

So, it really is about timing. Don’t take it personally and remember, life does happen and timing is everything.

Get to know your prospects and spend time asking questions and really finding out their why. Remember, it’s all about them, not about you. Spending time building a relationship with your MLM leads will go a long way. It will help you stand out from others they may be speaking with. When you can really find out a person’s wants and their why, you can then show how your business can help. Let them know what they can expect from you as a sponsor. Assure them they won’t be left alone when they join your team.

Follow up and have patience. Have you ever had someone call you day and night practically begging you to join their business? And did you just want to run in the other direction? Don’t be that person. Allow your prospects some space and time to make their decision and to ask questions.

The word “no” usually means not now. So, don’t let it steal your dreams. And when the timing is right, be there.

Remember, building a successful Network Marketing team is a process. Normally, it is a 2-5 year process. So, continue to invest in yourself. Develop yourself into a leader and commit to daily action and consistent steps. You will be glad you did.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard