Tuesday, December 23, 2008

5 principles to help your MLM business soar

How is your business growing? Is your business growing? Do you realize the gift of your business and you can be unstoppable if you choose to take action?

Think about these principles in the next few weeks. Be accountable to yourself and watch your business grow.

1. People duplicate what they see, not what they hear. This is a business of duplication. So, if you want your team to grow, you must be sponsoring, talking to people and creating a momentum for your team. Yes, this means putting your blinders on really getting down to the nitty gritty. Create a higher personal volume and others will follow.

2. Mindset is everything. Attitude really does determine altitude. Your success depends on your thoughts. Each morning, choose to be positive. You have a choice each and every day how you look at things and your situation. Choose to let go of the negative thoughts and focus on the positive.

3. Don’t get caught up in management mode. New people are the lifeblood of your business. Continue sifting and sorting, sharing and sponsoring.

4. Always do business with integrity. Always be upfront, honest and hold yourself to excellence. Others will see it and will want to do the same. Your actions will be an inspiration to others.

5. Create relationships with your downline, upline and your crossline. Don’t be afraid to reach out when you encounter challenges. Remember, most likely your upline has been there and knows what you are going through. As a strong leader, your organization will reach out to you too. Relationships are the foundation of a soaring business.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Friday, December 19, 2008

Design your future!

Did you know…

1. Google says there are over 25 MILLION people online, right now, searching an online business or an additional source of income. Yep, they are looking for you and your business.
2. Every time there is a Recession, there is a significant increase in start up businesses.
3. In a slow economy, people re-invest in themselves, and their own assets.

Yes, the media is full of a great deal of doom and gloom. But isn’t it time to take control of your future? It’s true. You really can design your future. You just have to be willing to put your blinders on, let go of your fears and take action.

The Network Marketing industry is a numbers game. You have to get yourself in front of many, many people. You don’t need them all to join, just a few. Some will and some won’t and that is okay.

And the benefits of being online are tremendous. With 25 million people online, it’s time to position yourself as an expert. So, take action, be consistent and stay focused.

Don’t let the doom and gloom and the naysayers hold you back. You really can design your future!

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Monday, December 15, 2008

MLM and Attraction Marketing

Attraction marketing is definitely a huge part of network marketing. And I don’t see it changing in the future. I actually see it becoming a bigger part of our industry.

With so much “hype” on the Internet today, people are more and more skeptical about the MLM industry and the people promoting it. So it’s important to market yourself and to help people get to know you better.

More and more people will want to know about you and know that they can trust you. Let’s face it, there is more than one good network marketing company out there. And yes, I believe mine is the best, but it’s important to be able to stand out from the rest.

There are many people looking for you and your business. So, it’s important to position yourself as an expert, so people can find you.

Creating helpful, valuable content is crucial to network marketing success. Giving to others in this industry is so important. After all to have a friend, you must be a friend.

It’s no different in this industry. You must be willing to put others first and willing to help them. As you begin building those relationships and planting those seeds, you will see the harvest.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Friday, December 12, 2008

MLM Goals for the New Year

With the year coming to a close, it’s time to start planning for the next year. Goal setting is an important action in any Network Marketing business. And it’s fun too.

With a new year just around the corner, you have the opportunity to think about new goals, new dreams and new actions. Start by looking at what happened last year. What worked and what didn’t. Toss those things to the side that didn’t work. And incorporate those that did into the new plan.

Share these goals. Share them with your team members. Share them with your mentor. Part of your network marketing success depends on your team. So sharing your long term goals with them will provide inspiration also.

When setting goals, I focus on those I have complete control over. A few examples are - I will talk to two people per day about my business. I will send out 10 information packs per week. I can control these actions. Goals such as I want 10 new team members each month and I will have 5 new customers each month are things I can not completely control. After all, I can’t control who will say “yes.”

I look forward to the New Year and new beginnings

So, what are your goals for the coming year? I’d love to hear them.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Monday, December 8, 2008

Can you motivate your MLM organization?

This is topic that any network marketer should really think about and understand. Really, can you motivate your organization? My simple answer is no, you can’t. Motivation comes within and is something each individual has the power to control.

In my early years of network marketing, I tried to motivate others and pulled many people along with me. Today, that has all changed. I wasted lots of time and energy on people who just weren’t motivated to take action and move forward.

Was it because their why wasn’t strong enough? Maybe or maybe not. Each individual has to answer that for themselves.

Now, even though I believe you can’t motivate others, I do believe you can inspire and empower others. There is a difference.

Inspiration is 'internal.' Inspiration is a way of looking at things in your life or business differently. It gives you the ability to take action and move forward with ease.

And one of the most inspiring actions is to lead by example. Show others how. Don’t’ just talk about it, but show others by taking action yourself.

If you are building a business or an organization of any sort, “inspire” others by doing what you teach.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

MLM Pet Peeve

What do you think when you get those emails that promise you to get rich overnight? Or maybe it’s a message left on your answering machine at home. I get an average of three messages per week on my home phone. You know what I do…..delete it. These just aren’t the marketing methods I choose.

Yes, MLM and Network Marketing can bring you freedom and it can change your life. But it can’t happen overnight and it won’t happen without hard work and taking action.

My MLM Pet Peeve is hype. MLM Success is about building relationships and really helping people. Yes, I mean helping others reach their goals, and their dreams. It’s not about giving people empty promises. I prefer shooting it straight from the beginning. Most MLM business’ take at least 3-5 years to develop the success you want. It all comes down to not quitting and not giving up. Sure, you will get frustrated and there will be bumps along the way. But don’t give up. Keep moving forward and success will happen.

Commit to developing yourself and your business will grow as a result. And be honest. Hold yourself accountable. Your leaders will duplicate your actions and how you run your business.

And always remember, it’s not about you, it’s about your prospect and what you can do for them.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Monday, December 1, 2008

Go for NO

Learning to separate yourself from the No’s in your MLM business is so important to success.

It might be “no thanks” to your product, a fundraiser or your business. Remember, it’s not personal and it’s not about YOU.

When you detach yourself from the outcome, it eliminates the rejection.

So many times “no” just simply means not now or I need more information. And knowing what I know about our business, products and team, it couldn’t possibly be about me. So, leave the door open for possibilities down the road.

One of the most important things in this business is to move past the No’s. Remain confident in yourself, your product and your business. Having the right mindset is crucial for success.

Are you willing to hear enough No’s to find just a handful of Yes’. You never know where your next leader or goldmine will be.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard