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When do we reach momentum?

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I have always heard that if you are thinking about joining a network marketing business you should find a company that is in momentum.  There reason behind this is that during momentum you have the potential to build a big business because the company is still unknown to a lot of people.

I like the illustration above which is from Richard Bliss Brooke’s book The Four Year Career.   Here is how he describes momentum : 

Think of it like pushing a Smart Car up the hill, having it turn into a Cadillac at the top and a Ferrari at the downhill crest.

It is the low return on effort in the beginning that leads most people to give up.  They don’t have the Vision and Belief in the payoffs on the other side.

The visual describes momentum perfectly.  In the beginning you are pushing up hill, you hit a flat spot and the pushing is easier and when you hit the crest, you go sailing down without any effort.  I got into the company I am in before we began momentum.

The company was 7 years old and no one had ever heard of it.  I was one of the first 4 distributors to open up the Minnesota market.  Everyday took a lot of effort as we were received with skepticism and disbelief. The return on our effort was small and we saw many people quit because it wasn’t easy.  We were metaphorically pushing a car uphill and it wasn’t easy.  A few years ago we hit the flat part of the hill.  It still takes effort and hard work but it isn’t as hard because the terrain is not up hill.  More people have heard about our products, even though there are still 8 our of 10 who have not heard about it.  We are seeing much better returns on our efforts.  In theory we will get to that spot at the crest where it will be smooth sailing.  Those days when we will wake up and 1000 people joined the team while we were asleep.  That’s momentum. 

There is also a momentum in your personal team.  At first you are thrilled to enroll one new team mate.  You haven’t built up the energy to attract a lot of people and you have to go out and talk with people all of the time.  As you add new team members your numbers start to double and triple and so does you money.  Now you are on the flat part of the hill.  I remember thinking my magic number was to have 500 people under me.  I had a feeling things would change a lot at that point and they did.  I went from 439 in February of one year to 1449 the following February.  From there it has been like a snowball rolling down hill as my team has grown to 30,000 and the company is just beginning momentum. 

Like Richard Brooke says, most people don’t have Vision or Faith to know that they are in the right place at the right time.  Those same people will see people succeeding and say, oh they got in at the right time, they were lucky.  It isn’t about luck.  It is about being able to see a trend setter, do the hard work, on low returns because they know what they have their hands on.

I knew intuitively that I wanted to be part of It Works! the moment I heard a few sentences about the product.  I had a feeling that it was going to be big and I was right.  It was really hard to open up a new territory, selling a product that has results that are hard to believe.  It is hard to face skeptics every day and there were many times that I wanted to quit.  I didn’t quit because I have the Vision and I know this company is going to continue to see explosive growth. 

This IS the perfect time to join It Works!  The car has been pushed to the flat spot on the hill and now pushing it is much easier.  We haven’t hit the point at the crest where we sail down the other side effortlessly but we will.  Would you like to be part of something that is once in a lifetime? Would you like to change your financial landscape forever and create a legacy for your family.  If so you will want to take a look at this.

http://myitworkstraining.com/partypad

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One Magic Word!

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It is January 3rd and my business is all a buzz! I have had an amazing amount of interest in my It Works Global business opportunity with 12 people asking for more information in the first two days.  I have two strong prospects that will join who have large networks, one of the things I have been looking for in business partners.  Two people booked parties.  This is not the normal activity for me!!!

What happened?

Here is what happened.  On New Years Eve I sat down to write my list of intentions for 2014.  I do intentions rather than resolutions.  As I was about to write “My List of Intentions for 2014” my inner guidance said “Accomplishments”.  I immediately changed it to “My List of Accomplishments for 2014” and I felt a shift inside of me.  Not a small shift, a BIG energetic shift! It was as though the word “Accomplishments” was a magic word for me, like “Open Sesame”, that magical phrase in the story of  Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves where the phrase opens the mouth of a cave in which forty thieves have hidden a treasure.  I felt like I had found my “Open Sesame”!! and like magic something opened up in me.

I have consciously used the Law of Attraction successfully in my life for many, many years and it has also turned out to be a great tool for self discovery because of what happens when you start working with it. I say I have consciously used the Law of Attraction but we are always using it whether we are aware of it or not.   The simplified version of the Law of Attraction is

thoughts+become+things

What you think about and focus on is what comes into your reality.  Using the Law of Attraction I would sit down each New Years Eve and set my intentions, which were statements about what I wanted to achieve.  It is like planting seeds for the future.  It becomes a great tool for transformation when you start digging up the seeds to see how things are going.  I have three specific ways that I dig up the seeds and it is by asking questions.

The first question is When?

The moment you ask the question when, you have brought doubt into your visualization.  When places a timeline on what you want to create and has the reverse effect.  It lengthens the time it will take to manifest.  It is like pulling the seed out of the grown to see if it has sprouted roots yet and popping it back into the ground when you see that it doesn’t.  This seed now has to re-establish itself and get back into growing.  I am so guilty of asking “When?

The second question “How?” is my nemesis!

In the Law of Attraction ” The how is the domain of the universe” and none of our business!  Being the good business people that we are we want to know HOW!  Now we are grabbing that seed by its baby leaves and yanking it out of the ground!   How gets me in trouble every time.  I start to look around at everyone else who is climbing the ladder of success in my company at rapid speeds and say How is this ever going to happen for me, I don’t know what they are doing to move so fast.  Now my gears are spinning and I am focusing on the wrong thing and guess what?  It is going to take longer for my desire to manifest!  How always throws me back into “When?”  The truth is once the seed is planted just let it grow!

And the KILLER of all questions we can ask is ” What am I Doing Wrong!”

Once you ask the question “What am I Doing Wrong” you have entered the slippery slope.  You might as well just put your foot on the seedling and just squash it, because it isn’t going to grow where you are going!  Now its about comparing what someone else is doing with what you are doing.  Thinking about all the times in the past that you did something and it turned out “wrong”.  When you ask the question what am I doing wrong, your mind makes the picture of what you are doing wrong and now you are visualizing the very thing you don’t want to happen.  That is a business stopper for sure and I am guilty of it!

I have learned a lot about myself asking those three questions about my business and I am a better person for it, but does it help my business grow and succeed?  No!

We are here to follow our own unique path, whether it be in business or in personal life. There is peace in knowing that each one of us is on our own unique journey that is unfolding perfectly. Mine will never be like anyone else’s and we can’t do it wrong! We fall out of peace when we judge and compare our journey with someone else’s. There is no right or wrong way to walk our path. Our journey is perfectly designed to learn specific things in our evolution. If there was a better way for us to evolve, personally and collectively we would be doing it. Embrace the journey and be you.

So back to my magic word and why I think it is so powerful.

Look at the four words we use when making a list of things we desire and tell me which one resonates with you.

  1. Resolutions: the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something (always focused on a problem to be solved)
  2. Goal: Something you are trying to do or achieve toward which you direct your effort
  3. Intention: an idea that you plan to carry out, something you mean to do whether you pull it off or not
  4. Accomplishment: from the French word acomplir which means to fulfill, fill up, complete. Something you have completed successfully.

What happened to me when I used the word “accomplishment”  it put me on the other side of what I desired to create as though it was already complete.  It had already happened!  In the Law of Attraction experts always say start at the end and build from there.  From the end you can see the complete picture of what you want to create.  What this word caused in me is a KNOWING that my list was already completed and all I have to do is GET OUT OF THE WAY and watch it unfold!!

I coupled my List of Accomplishments with another powerful word “Shall” and created a list of things that would support these accomplishments.  Shall is a word that is not commonly used in the United States.  Listen to  the definition and you will know why it is more powerful than the word will.  Shall: something that will take place or exist in the future.   Shall is future tense, expresses determination. In the field of law the term “shall” means “mandatory”.   Believe you are creative and you shall become creative.

Using the word Shall creates a field of dynamic magnetism around you and it is mandatory that it happens.  For example on my List of Accomplishments for 2014 I wrote “I shall achieve the rank of Ambassador Diamond” and by saying it that way it becomes mandatory that it happens.  Now the universe steps in to match the energy of the proclamation bringing fresh inspiration, action and serendipitous events.  What I have noticed is I am inspired to do certain things and new inspiration is dropping in to lead me where I need to go.

Words are very powerful and it is important to pay attention to them!

You know how you feel when you have accomplished something? How it feels to get that pat on the back for a job well done?  When I wrote my List of Accomplishments for 2014 I could almost hear that imaginary crowd cheering and feel that pat on the back.  I really feel like I HAVE accomplished them!

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This is my Finished Accomplishments for 2014.  I wrote them by hand in calligraphy.  If felt important to me to write them by hand because that taps into that part of your brain that is imaginative, trusting and creative. I wanted it to look like an award so I put stars on it and framed it.  I included a photo of myself because that way I am included in the energy.  As you can also see I am dreaming BIG.  Why not?  If this is already a done deal I might as well go for the best.

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Don’t Shrink Your Dreams. Grow Your Income!

Before I joined It Works I had a lot of dreams that I didn’t think would ever become a reality because my income only was enough to pay my bills.  There was little left over to put aside for dreams.  Since I joined It Works I am checking  them off and dreaming new dreams.

1-Pay off Credit Card Debt

2-Retire from my career as a Psychologist (Did that two years ago)

3-Have time to paint

4-Travel ( I just returned from a month long trip to Austria where I studied a painting technique from the Renaissance.  I have dreamed of doing that for 12 years.  I have dreamed of going to Europe since I was a Child.  Three dreams in one!

5-Get a new car to replace my 12 year old car

6-Have more time to spend with my kids and grandson

7-Work when I want to

These are just a few examples of things I have been able to check off.   Read what It Works CEO says about Dreaming in the article below.

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It Works! CEO and Founder, Mark Pentecost

Don’t Shrink Your Dreams. Grow Your Income!

markpentecostsunglasses-300x197When I started my career in network marketing, my dreams weren’t that big– just a flicker, really. My wife Cindy and I had the goal of earning $500 a month to help us get out of debt.  We started working our business one night a week.  We were almost afraid to get our hopes up, but as we started experiencing some success, we increased our commitment-– and our dreams!

Today, a decade after founding It Works!, our goals and dreams are bigger now than we ever could have imagined all those years ago.  Now my dreams are tied directly to helping anyone with the desire and dedication to reach for the success they want.

What do you really want in life? When did someone last take the time to ask you that question?  Well, I’m asking now. You see, I am passionate about helping you realize your full potential.  I know with hard work and dedication, and by following our simple three simple Steps to Success, you can live like others can’t because I bet you are willing to do what others won’t! I believe you are willing because you want more.

More…

  • Time with your family
  • Fun (and less stress)
  • Travel
  • Freedom

What’s keeping you from your dreams?  Is it crushing credit card debt you can’t seem to get out from under? Is it a dead-end job that’s too small for your big dreams? Are you willing to shrink your dreams or are you ready to grow your income? For most, achieving the American Dream by beginning a new business is simply not a reality.  With It Works!, you can have the future you dream of.  Now is the time for you to rewrite your future and your family’s future for generations to come.

It doesn’t matter what your background, education and experience level are: there isn’t any match for the size of your heart.  It Works! doesn’t have a glass ceiling. The sky truly is the limit. I’m making 2013 the year of re-dreaming.  Will you join me?  Let’s find out where the next BIG DREAM will take us!

 

If you are ready to start dreaming and making some of your long term dreams a reality contact me about this opportunity at magnetickatelyn@gmail.com

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Visualize a Brand New Personal Prosperity Plan

Imagine yourself sitting on a park bench and a billionaire entrepreneur came and sat down beside you… They say to you that they understand you are interested in starting your own business. They offer to help you by saying that they will let you use their name, their reputation, their branding, their one-of-a kind top of the line products, their sales support, and their customer support. There won’t be any need to invest in brick and mortar because they will give you a virtual storefront in the form of a website and they will maintain them for you. There also will not be a need for a huge investment of carrying inventory as they will provide you with warehousing and distribution. They will also provide you with on-going training and a comp plan where the “sky is the limit” for earnings…….Now open your eyes, literally and figuratively…are you kidding me? The only piece missing is YOU! This is exactly what It Works Global’s opportunity has to offer to each and every one of us. I challenge you to find a better offer anywhere on the planet! Do not over think this, there is only one time to be first and this is it……so I ask you the question, why not YOU and why not NOW? Are you ready to change your life?

I have been reading the latest addition of Networking Times that just came in the mail and there is a great interview with Randy Cage. He believes that we are in the perfect storm for Network Marketing to enter a golden era. I have believed for a long time that big box malls would be a thing of the past and we would be buying from each other at some point. Randy agrees. He said that with millions of people losing jobs and not being able to find new ones ” There will be a point in the next few years when the entire profession of network marketing is going to go into an exponential growth curve, with several million people a month joining network marketing and direct sales companies.” I don’t know about you but I would rather buy from my friends than shop at Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart and make some CEO rich.

Network Marketing is the perfect solution for individuals who want to create a new stream of income but it is also the answer for small business owners too. Integrate it into your business,whether you are a salon owner, gym owner, massage therapist, nutrition consultant, chiropractor, it doesn’t matter. Find a product you like being sold through network marketing and add it to your services. It is like saving for retirement only easier and more money.
It Works! has a first-to-market product, The Ultimate Body Applicator, you don’t have to convince people that ours is better than others on the market because there is no other on the market.   It is a product that combines ancient herbal wisdom, with sound scientific principles, with instant gratification.  This is an easy add-on for salons, massage therapists, gym owners, personal trainers and chiropractors.  Not only does it add to your retail revenue but you will be building residual income at the same time.
So you just had a conversation with a billionaire and they re-activated your dreams, filled you with drive and desire to create residual income. You realize that the status quo is not the only way.  In fact you realize that it isn’t the best way.  You are now ready to join a company and a team that is already doing that in their lives.   I am here to support you to get started and move forward to visualize a brand new personal prosperity plan.  Let’s do this together.  Contact me today!

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Launching a Business While Working a Job

I was interviewed this week for a radio show on BlogTalk Radio with Tia Goodwin about launching a network marketing business while working and thought it would be a good subject for a blog.  Here is the link to the Interview.

Most people join network marketing while they have a job because they need to keep money coming in while they build their business.  Most of those same people quit because of what it takes to juggle a job and a home based business.  In reality it is imperative to learn how to juggle both if you are ever going to get to the place where you can quit your job and have financial freedom.

I am not going to tell you it is easy, but I am going to tell you it is possible with commitment, dedication, time management and balance.  I know this because I did it.

The first question to ask yourself is how badly do you want to get of the gerbil wheel?

Personally, I wanted off!  I didn’t want to work for the rest of my life, which is what would have happened to me if I would have stayed in the work force.  I was a single parent for many years and all of our money went to support us.  There wasn’t anything left for retirement in savings, investments or a 401k.  Those were luxuries that I couldn’t afford.  So 7 years ago I started considering ways to create residual income.

The most important thing when deciding to start a new business is to do your due diligence.  Find a company with products you can be passionate about, that will be around years to come so that your hard work and effort continues to support you way into the future.  You don’t want to work on building a business that will disappear.

Here are the things I considered and encourage others to consider when looking for a home based business in network marketing:

  1. I wanted a company with an exclusive product.  One that had no competition in the market place.  I found that with It Works Global and our Ultimate Body Applicator.  A company with no competition is easier to build because people can compare your product to another product, such as a juice or vitamin.
  2. You want consumable products that people want.  Of of the products from It Works are consumable.  This means that people will continue to purchase month after month.
  3. I wanted a company that was more than 5 years old with a solid foundation.  It works is 10 years old.  Many network marketing companies come and go with in the first few years.  Find one that is stable.
  4. I wanted a company that was debt free.  It Works went debt free in 2007.  With a debt free company more money goes to the distributors and the company is less likely to fail.
  5. I wanted a company that was in alignment with what I believe.  It Works has integrity, vision, a culture of support and a sense of community that starts at the top.  I need this because I don’t want to put effort into a company that is not.
  6. I wanted the owners of the company to have experience in the field so they understand the needs of the distributors.  Both of the owners were successful in network marketing in the past.
  7. You want to find a company that has a compensation plan with a good residual income payout.   I prefer uni-level over a binary plan.  The compensation plan It Works has created is a hybrid which is a combination of uni-level and binary which means more money can be made.
  8. You want a system for building a business that is easy to duplicate.  If you have a  system that is easy to duplicate it is easy to teach your new distributors, easy for them to do, and easy for them to pass on.  We have a simple Steps to Success plan to build our business’ with.

Once you find a company and product that you want to represent decide how much time you want to work the business each week and stick to that.  As your business grows you will find that you are putting in more time.  I encourage you to plan a day where you do things just for you and/or your family so that you can have a sense of balance.

If you listen to the interview on the link above you can hear more about how I built my business while working.

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