The Zen Of Network Marketing

Chris, Chelsey, and Owen in a Nashville Forest Preserve

Chris, Chelsey, and Owen in a Nashville Forest Preserve

Have you ever wondered why some people, perhaps a select few, do so well sponsoring while most of us just suck at it?  You have come to the right place, my friend, because I am going to tell you why.  Plain and simple, you try too hard.  You are too dedicated.  You call your list regularly.  You make follow up calls to interested parties.  You do nothing but sell your business opportunity.  No golf, no parties, no fun.  Just… work.  And you know what all work does to Johnny?

Let us instead tune into the Zen of Network Marketing.  First, stop selling your opportunity.  Take a break.  Find a fun thing to do, perhaps for a couple of days.  You need to disconnect before you take the next step.  Let your mind unwind,  stop… thinking… about… it.  What do you enjoy doing?  Do you have a hobby?  Do you spend time with your kids?  You need to relate to people so you need to develop some social skills.  You cannot be selling your opportunity all the time, you need to talk about other things.

Now back to business building.  Here is what you do: Never talk about business unless you are asked.  When are you asked?  When somebody asks you what you do.  What do you do for a living?  Have a 3 sentence answer to this question and that is it.  You will get asked this question when you interact socially with other people.  Give them a short answer such as: “I own a distribution business and my company sells through a network of small business people. Our products help our customers lose weight”  Then let the subject drop and move on.  If they insist on asking you more, just hand them your business card and ask them to give you a call sometime or visit your web site.

What about opportunity meetings, business presentations, or good old fashioned hard sales?  You do not need them.  You are doing very well and you are enjoying time with your family.  You do not need to spend all that time working, unless, you just want to help out others out of the goodness of your heart.  Your experiences allow you to help by writing how to articles, publishing a blog, or distributing free information in other ways.  You may also get to the point where you sell information.  This is actually a more productive use of your time that will establish you as an expert.

Still, do not kill yourself.  Have a life.  Talk to people.  Make friends.  Do all of this without a hidden agenda and you will do great.

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