Launch your attack only after you have won…

Launch your attack only after you have won the war. I know that many espouse the philosophy of “ready, fire, aim” and while you’ll have some success embracing that, empires have always been built on a different strategy.

Always keep in mind; What’s important to them. It isn’t about what you want. Zig Ziglar said; “You get what you want by helping others get what they want.”

Greg Arnold
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It’s all about finding those who want to rather than need to…

In Network Marketing/MLM recruiting, it’s all about finding those who want to rather than need to. The higher quality person you prospect, the better your percentages are. Frankly, if you’re getting a bunch of turn downs for financial reasons, you’re probably prospecting at the wrong level.

Greg Arnold
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It may be knowing what not to do…

After almost 40 years as a network marketer it isn’t that I know everything, it’s just that I’ve made a bunch more mistakes than most newer marketers. As a friend said, it isn’t always in knowing what to do as much as it may be knowing what not to do.

Greg Arnold
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It’s about what’s important to them…

A lot of people, you are under that very mistaken opinion that things change. People are the same today as they were 25 years ago. They have hopes and dreams, they want the best for their families, they want to take a vacation once in a while.

Find out what’s important to them and you unlock the key to building a giant organization. Worry about being old or new school and you’ll waste a lot of time before you learn it’s about what’s important to them.

Greg Arnold
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If you work you get paid, if you don’t, you won’t…

I have been reading a lot lately about who’s compensation plans are the best. Old school, new school, internet, face to face, blah, blah, blah…

Fact is all MLM comp plans are the same; If you work you get paid, if you don’t, you won’t.

Greg Arnold
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Want to win, get a mentor…

I love how to books. They are the closest thing you can get to having the author as a mentor. But they aren’t the same as actually having a mentor. The reason they fall short is books can’t look at where you are and answer the question “What’s next?” Books also can’t do three-way calls with you, they can’t do 2 on 1′s with you, books can’t help you build your team.

A mentor can though. A mentor can also give you a kick in the butt when you make stupid mistakes, and you will. The fact is, you will always be the single biggest reason that you experience failure. We all get in our own way from time to time. A mentor can dramatically reduce your mistakes.

So, don’t try to go it alone, if you want to win, get a mentor.

Greg Arnold
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Teams, companies, products are not always forever; the skills you develop and the relationships you protect are…

I’ve been fortunate enough to have built four MLM/Network Marketing teams that numbered in the thousands. Yes the income was great, the lifestyle terrific. Pattie and I have been on 14 cruises together, we’ve lived on St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We’ve had nice cars and nice homes. We went from a back yard that was a 10 acre lake with the mountains as a backdrop to a wonderful view of the Caribbean each morning.

Our life style has been wonderful most of the time, even though we had to rebuild our business a couple times. The reason we were able to do it was; while teams, companies and products are not always forever, the skills you develop and the relationships you protect are…

Greg Arnold
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Fail forward a lot…

New MLM/Network Marketing distributors ask me all the time what is the most important thing they could do in their first year as a marketer?

My response always seems to throw them for a loop; Fail fast, fail often, and learn from your valuable experiences.

As humans we hate failure, we vilify failures, yet we don’t learn any other way. Show me a man that faces his failures head on, embraces them and learns from the experience and I will show you someone who is destined to succeed in a very big way.

Want to be a highly successful Network Marketer? Start failing! I know that you’re afraid. I know that the NO’s kill you inside. But they get easier to handle as you experience more of them. If you can bring yourself to collect more NO’s then anyone you know, I promise, you’ll be more successful then anyone you know.

If you haven’t done this yet in you MLM career, it’s time to go back to day one and fail fast, fail often, and learn from your valuable experiences.

Greg Arnold
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Facebook Groups

I am a member of several Facebook groups.  I use them to stay informed about certain subjects and to interact with other members.  At least those were all of my reasons until yesterday.

The company that I work with has a group of very excited brand partners that are very active in the group.  They post progress, events, videos, congratulations, promotions and help with asked for information.

For me it has become like reading an ongoing newsletter that’s motivating to be a part of.  If you don’t have or aren’t participating in a group like this with your own company, I’d find one.  It adds a lot to your day.

Greg Arnold
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It’s the culture stupid…

greg_cartoon_headHave you ever joined a MLM/Network Marketing home based business and you never quite fit in? Did you find yourself not liking how they did things, maybe you wanted to change the pay plan and everything else about them to suit your needs?

Have you done this more than once? Twice? Half a dozen times? Win much?

One of the hardest things we do as humans/distributors is look for all the ways we can fit in before we look for things to change. All companies have their own culture. You may like the products, you may like your sponsor or you may like the owner. The first thing you need to work on, however, is immersing yourself in the culture. Until you become a part of the stew, you’re always going to leave a funny taste in people’s mouths.

Learn to love it. Learn to love everything about it. Tell yourself this is perfect for you. Sell out to the business model of the company that you choose. By doing this, you have a genuine opportunity for success. Without it, you’re just passing through.

Greg Arnold
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