Really pay it forward

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I truly believe one of the very best ways to enhance your own life is to help others for the enjoyment of doing so.

If your into direct sales or multi level marketing affiliate marketing or internet marketing   try this out and see how it makes you feel and test for yourself what it does for your own “luck”. 

We’ve all seen those posts from competitors and fellow distributers and resellers along with distributors for other products posting on Facebook pages and groups, how about every now and then liking the post or positive commenting on somebody else’s post, even if it’s a competitor.

The network marketing / direct sales industry is constantly growing at 7%, and here in the UK that means that by 2020 this industry will have 12 million UK distributers, that will only be 2% of the population still, so there will still even then be a lot more room to grow and help others build and income working from home.

Let’s increase the overall comradeship of our industry, raise our profile and help others, there is no need to compete. Plus you will get good Karma back, try it, it works. 

As you reach for your dreams remember this

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You know it’s not easy being your own boss, no matter how much the benefits out weigh the costs it’s still not an easy ride, so remember to be gentle on yourself but firm, in the right places.

You can never and should never compare yourself to anybody, yes it’s great to have mentors and we must have role models but remember you and your life is individual.

Just because you are not where you want to be now and somebody else seems to have what you have not got, does not mean to say that you’re not going to get similar later if you make similar business and life choices as that person, because you can if you do, but you will never be in the same place exactly because you have different paths. 

Look I know you want more than what you got right now, we all do, well most of us anyway, it’s just if you could see your life folded out before you, and see the amazing things that happen from the things you did today for your future self and for your business you may be surprised to find that you could become bigger than your role model, your mentor, or your own dream one day.

But the sad thing is that if you did nothing today for the benefit of your business or life direction then you have nothing really to be proud of today in those areas of your life, and if you do that everyday then you will never have what you dream of. 

Now that sounds harsh I guess but the obvious truth, of course if you did something else to help others or yourself in another way then go ahead be proud, but here on this blog I talk about money making and entrepreneurial issues so this is all about your business future and your current / future income. 

I know I mentioned be gentle too, you may be asking “where does that bit come into this”? Well I kind of glossed over that bit, it’s where you stop comparing yourself to other people, and realise that this is your journey to have, not somebody else life.

Being gentle on yourself yet firm means making sure you only compare yourself to you and not glossing over the actions of today that could have helped your future you and take you towards your dreams and goals.

If you’ve done any research on being successful in MLM or network marketing or any business not just home based then you know it’s all about compound effect and what you do daily, is it leading towards the path you desire or is it sitting back hoping someday that life you want is going to fall into your lap? 

Make a difference to your future, get in the habit of asking yourself in the mirror at the end of each day, “Would my future me be proud and thankful for the effort actions and choices I made today”? 

And remember do not compare yourself to another, compare yourself to your yesteryou! Be better every day than the day before, do more each day than the day before until you reach your dreams, keep becoming a better you.

Want to get a certain somebody in your business? You’re not more than six degrees from them

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There are over 7 billion people on this planet and you’re only 6 people away from getting to know whom ever you want. 

Sound crazy? Well it happens to be an old theory that was proven true in 2008, Microsoft Researchers studied 30 billion records of electronic conversations with more than 180 million people in all over the world, and confirmed that we are 6.6 acquaintances away from somebody who is currently a stranger, that include the famous and royalty etc.. 

So if you want to get somebody special into your business or into your life you should only be less than 7 acquaintances from them, so start planning out how you’re going to get em. 

 

Be more Ant

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So there I was at mid-day today taking my break in the hot tub before having to pop out for a couple of meetings, I love leaning over the side so I can lay my head forward feeling the sun on my back and shoulders as my lower half kinda floats up and down with the waves and bubbles.

Today I noticed as I was staring at the ground and the steps leading down to the hot tub that we had a new arrival of Ants, as I lay there watching my mind was also on a question that one of my team members had asked me today, “How do I get more prospects when I am out?”.

I’ve had so many people ask me that question, I too have researched it in depth myself, in fact in our MLM or Network Marketing businesses it will always be a question on the mind of everyone who works in our industry and there are so many different answers and theories you could research it for years and continue to find more and more knowledge.

As I lay there thinking of all the great leaders and some of the current great leaders we have now in this industry and all of the different blogs I’ve read, the videos and endless advice I’ve had from so many outlets and avenues including my own mentors, after what must have been a ten minute deep thinking session my focus came back to the Ants.

I stopped thinking about work for a moment and just watched the Ants going about their way, my focus was on one Ant in particular who was battling on carrying a dead insect around ten times bigger than itself, I could see the little fella had to climb a vertical wall, well I say wall it was a couple of bricks high, but to the Ant you know that wasn’t going to be easy, and it wasn’t. Oh by the way I know most of the Ants we see are workers and therefore probably female but I was relating myself to the Ant therefor in this scenario she is a he.

The little fella battled on for around 5 minutes just managing to get high enough to get his catch of the day off the ground before falling back down himself, until a few of his team saw him battling and lent a helping hand.

Once that particular Ant was out of sight (I wasn’t getting out of the hot tub to follow) my focus came back to the rest of them carrying on in their lines and solo Ants out searching, I watched as they busily hurried around searching and networking with the other Ants continually stopping to communicate for a moment then on to the the job in hand, they all had a common goal and they were all helping each other. 

I realised that half an hour had gone by since I got in and thought to myself, that’s it!
It’s not about Be More Dog by O2 a Mobile network provider, that may work for them but for me I should Be More Ant!

How quickly they moved on when they got the information they stopped for, unless someone needed help then that’s different, they networked and communicated with anyone that passed within their range, if nothing interesting or worthy to stop for then carry on back to the job, continuously on the go and busy!

So I guilt tripped myself and cut my break short, I got back in touch with my colleague who had the question and suggested he network like an Ant, I didn’t have much time to explain but if he wants a clearer answer then to go take a break in a park somewhere, find an Ants nest and watch them for about ten minutes and take your own meaning from it, it will be more powerful and meaningful.

Anyway I took the message from the Ants and did a bit of speed networking for myself, 3 new people I was able to put I my warm list today because of that lesson, and that was before my two meetings. I got a text from my colleague: 
“Be more Ant! I get it I really do I did what you said and put it into practice I spoke to 9 people in like the space of half an hour I got to go back to work now but I was on fire! Just got to speak to more people how simple was that lol! “

So there you have it, Be More Ant! 

Failed again? Before you give up read this!

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So you failed, you miss calculated, you under estimated, you miss judged it and you feel like it’s all gone wrong yet again, believe it or not it’s a good thing.

You see there is one major and I mean humongous difference between somebody who becomes successful and those that don’t, the ones who never become successful are the ones who don’t even bother to attempt anything too ambitious and those that try fail and give up.Anybody who has become successful with anything had to fail again and again and again before succeeding.

Last week I heard from a friend how the school for his child would get a smiley face sticker when they were good at school and completed lessons with little or no mistakes, however if it was a day of errors mistakes and bad judgements then a sad face sticker was the reward. 

Just think about that for a moment, how crazy is it that a child is discouraged from making mistakes or getting things wrong. It is just as important for anybody learning any new skill to know what to do to get it right and what not to do to make sure it doesn’t go wrong. When we make mistakes and we learn from them we develop, studies have shown when we get something wrong a few times then get it right that our ability to get it right more times is much higher than if we had made no mistakes. 

A few quotes to back me up here..

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ― Albert Einstein

“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.” 
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” 
― Elbert Hubbard

“In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.” 
― Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

“Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.” 
― Weston H. Agor

So if you failed, if it went wrong, it’s not over yet, pick yourself up and give it another shot. 

A great bit of advice I heard a few years ago from a friend
“if you’ve not got where you want in life yet then you need to fail faster and more often, get out there now and just do it, fail fail fail and fail some more” 

I will finish with my favourite quote from Thomas Edison.

(On being asked how he felt about repeatedly failing to design a working light bulb) 

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” 

–Thomas Edison 

 

Feel good about failing, it’s a good thing you see, just don’t feel sorry for yourself for too long, that’s the killer, learn to handle your disappointment, find out what you have learned from it and give it another go until you get it right.