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5 Success Tips for Your MLM Business

Feb 28, 2008
Success in MLM doesn't involve secrets. It involves persistence; a dedicated plan of action; and a few unwavering commitments, no matter what.
Here are those 5 commitments and success tips.

Success Tip # 1 - Change Your Thinking

Always maintain a positive attitude.

Many years ago, a large American shoe manufacturer sent two sales reps out to different parts of the Australian outback to see if they could drum up some business among the aborigines. Some time later, the company received telegrams from both agents. The first one said - "No business here. Natives don't wear shoes." The second one said - "Great opportunity here - the natives don't wear shoes."

How do you "see" things in your life and your business? Are you prone to see the glass half full or half empty? Do you see opportunity with someone who already uses a different brand of your product or do you assume there is no place for your tremendous product?

Your thinking has determined everything about where you are RIGHT NOW! As you look around, it is your beliefs and attitude that are reflected in the environment around you.

Here's the GREAT news - if you are happy with where you are, you can continue to enjoy where you are and what you have. Continue focusing on the positive.

If you are not happy with where you are and what you have, you can change it. It's as simple as changing your thoughts. And, you CAN change your thoughts. Go on, give it a try. Try it for 21 days and watch what happens!

Success Tip # 2 - Get Back Up

It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get back up.

So, you talk to 6 people and none of them are interested in your products or your business. So what? Do those 6 people hold the keys to your future? Do those 6 people make your house payment, feed your kids, or care a lot about what you think of them?

Some will and some won't in this business. You are only looking for the "some who will." They are out there. You are living proof that they are. After, all, you became a "some will" right?

Refuse to accept the notion of rejection in this business. It simply does not exist. No one is rejecting you. They are simply not interested in what you are offering at this time. Have you ever turned down a refill on a cup of coffee at a restaurant? Did the waiter run away crying and screaming because you rejected him? Nope, he said " next" and moved to the next table. You can do the same.

Believe in your product and share that excitement. Insulate yourself from any one else's opinion by your own belief.

Then, pick yourself back up and keep searching for gold.

I believe in you. Believe in you, too!

Success Tip # 3 - Four Great Reasons to Build It

1. Network Marketing is a tremendous opportunity to create all kinds of things that you want in your life. You can create fun and creativity. You can create financial independence. You can create confidence and great people skills. Nearly 20 million Americans are doing some type of entrepreneurial enterprise from their home. And, this number is expected to increase dramatically. Be a part of that and find others and bring them into the fold.

2. Anyone (and especially women) can set their own hours , be flexible in their schedules as they balance many things, develop a stable, solid, permanent income and develop some long lasting friendships!

3. There is NO gender gap or glass ceilings in Network Marketing. ANYONE can reach the top, regardless of background, education, etc. Have your PhD? Great, you can shoot straight to the top in Network Marketing. Have your GED? Great, you can shoot straight to the top in Network Marketing.

4. You don't need a HUGE capital investment to begin your business. Grants and small business loans are even available for women and others! You just need a great attitude that you can succeed and a BIG desire to do it!


Success Tip #4 - Improving Your Game

The best investment you can make in your business is to constantly improve on you.

Are you improving every day? Do you wake up feeling alive, and ready to go in your business? Are you committed to your dreams? Do you HAVE dreams?

Work on being focused and fired up about your business EVERY day of each year. Blow by obstacles and don't let them hinder you or slow you down. Get clear on your goals and even clearer on your INTENTIONS in your business. Set intentions each and every day.

Are you going for greatness?

Stop and ask yourself - Could I make one more call to one more prospect? Could I send one more email? Could I book one more party, set up one more fundraiser, recognize one more team member, etc.? Could I pass out more flyers, hand out more samples?

Life and your business is an experiment. And, you really can't fail unless you quit or do nothing.

Each experiment will lead you closer to your goal and the greatness you aspire to.

You must know what an incredible opportunity you have with your Network Marketing business. You MUST!

Big things are right around the corner - are you planning to be the top achiever in your company, are you going to be committed 100%? How great can you be if you are anything less than 100% committed?

How committed would you be if you KNEW you could get everything in life you want? How many calls would you make, or samples would you hand out?

Commit to yourself and your dreams TODAY!

Success Tip #5 - Under promise and Over-deliver

Ever been over hyped in a business? Promised the moon and only delivered the launch pad? Who hasn't? Set out to be different in your business.

Start by NEVER making any income claims. Don't even share your own income with others. Why? Well, it just doesn't matter. Whether you are making one or one million dollars, this has nothing to do with your team partner's ability to make an income.

Only offer up what you can deliver upon.

That really comes down to your partnership.

What are you offering to those who join you in your business?

What support do you make available?

What tools?

What sets you apart from the 42 other people they found on the Google search for your business?

Be very clear on what you offer in partnership, put it into writing and make sure you deliver on it.

Have some things that you don't offer, yet deliver. How many people in Network Marketing can actually say that their sponsor offered MORE in support and training than they promised?

Take the higher road and watch your business soar.

There has never been a better time to have a home business than now. I say that to myself EVERY single day and have for over ten years. Every day, I am right. You have what it takes, now go make it happen!
About the Author
Jackie Ulmer is a network marketing veteran, industry coach and MLM author. She's built a solid six figure income using the Internet to build her Network Marketing business while maintaining the roles of wife, mom, cab driver, and social coordinator. Her passion is empowering women and young entrepreneurs to believe in themselves and reach for the stars. Get to know her better and sign up for her newsletter at http://www.streetsmartwealth.com
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