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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Seven Steps To Mega MLM Success

I remember a few years ago when I felt stirred when someone said “How would you like to have been one of the first people in Amway?” as they were speaking of the ground floor opportunity they were promoting. At the time that sounded pretty powerful. But frankly, the first several thousand in Amway didn’t make much of anything. Amway exploded on to the scene with the arrival of Dexter Yeager 8 years after they opened.

Truthfully, most people who were there at the beginning of Amway simply didn’t position themselves to take advantage of the growth when it happened. The ones that did, reaped huge rewards.

I don’t know how old or how big your Network Marketing company is, but chances are, you can still have a huge impact on it’s future growth. How can you make sure that you are in position to take advantage of this growth? Follow these 7 steps exactly. Remember, if you are left out in the cold, you were given the opportunity right here, right now, to change your entire life!

1. Get on an autoship for at least 100 points in your company’s products. Leaders lead the way. Huge volumes are built on autoship. If you aren’t on it, don’t expect to have anyone believe you when you tell them what a great opportunity this is or how wonderful the products are.

2. Show the opportunity and products to at least five new people each week. Prospecting is the life blood of your business. You can’t build a business by talking to one person every two or three months. Hand “First Look Packs” (a company CD or a book or some other information pack) to at least 5 new people each week to show them the plan. Consistency and persistence pays off in a very big way.

3. Attend every company convention, team function and event. Socialize with your fellow team members. Get training, learn to win, sharpen your axe, powerfully build your team through event promotion, get lots of it on you. Stay excited! The masters build in and explode out of events. Become a master at using events to grow your business.

4. Read motivational books and listen to motivational audios. Get a positive-on. You can’t change what you’ll be until you change how you think. Books and audios let you converse with the best of the best.

5. Never, never, never, never make excuses to your self or anyone else. Excuses don’t change the performance. Be personally accountable!

6. Never, never, never, never quit. It takes time to build a business. The foundation building part of your business takes the most time and is the most important part of assembling your championship team. The second you stop, you kill your momentum. Be committed to the process for the long haul.

7. Three-way your prospects into your leaders or locally take your leaders to the field with you to do 2 on 1 presentations with you prospects. Two on one sponsoring is powerful. If you aren’t doing it, you are missing out on taping into a huge power source!

That’s it. The more you are committed to these 7 fundamental steps of your business, the more likely it is you will be at or near the top when the dust settles. Will it be easy? No. Will it be worth it? I guarantee you, when it’s all said and done, and you’ve grabbed your brass ring, it will be so good that you’ll feel like you would have paid ten times the price.

Position yourself for greatness, it’s worth it!

Greg Arnold
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Successful Network Marketing is exciting, freeing and it makes us happy…

Most people are miserable working for someone else. We were meant to be free. Having someone else control almost every aspect of our lives doesn’t promote happiness.

Successful Network Marketing is exciting, freeing and it makes us happy. But it’s very difficult to make that transition from corporate slave to owning our own life.

One of the reasons that I love Network Marketing is you can start part time…so you don’t have to give up all your misery at once.

Greg Arnold
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