Why I Love/Hate and almost Quit Network Marketing

 

My earliest intro to MLM was with a home party program for some type of household decor.

I got some kickoff leads and started holding home parties.  It was fun to be the presenter and people make orders left and right.  I got a few bookings and was right into profit mode.  The downsides, as I recall, included mainly the fact that I had to pack up all the stuff into my car, unload and set up a display at someone’s home, and then repack it after taking orders at the end of the evening.

So I looked for something I deemed “easier.”

I always wanted something fun.  I loved having clear beautiful skin, so skincare was for me!   We had a system of doing demonstrations on one half the face.  The team I was with drove across two states to attend trade show events.  We did complimentary demonstrations and pushed our product!  It was a LOT of fun for me being with this group and we were go-getters.  We also had mailer postcards in which we claimed to make you look 10 years younger in about 10 minutes.  Each upfront sale netted about a hundred dollars, so it was paydirt, up until you actually added up driving costs and hotel costs for the trip!  As time went on I was so excited about this product, I could only think about it and nothing else.  I visioned getting all my actual friends to use it. I was obnoxious.  I know they have a saying that “ignorance on fire” is a good thing, but for me, it led me quickly to the NFL (no friends left) club.

Therefore, I began studying how to “Keep My Mouth Shut.”

This method didn’t work so well.   While I continued to try new network marketing products, I continued to keep my mouth shut, and so,

I essentially Quit Network Marketing!

Want to find out why I’m still writing about it now?

 

To your massive success!

Louise 

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I’ll get going right after…I remove the finger prints from the TV screen!

Right after I pay the bills, I’ll write my blog post for today!

Right after the closet is rearranged, I’ll make appointments.

Right after I wash up these dishes, I’ll invite some friends for a get-together.

Right after I take out the trash, I’ll get started on social media posting.

Right after the kids go back to school, I will begin my new home business.

You get the point!  I’m the queen of “Right After.”  You may be also!

It all comes back to What do I really want?

Do I really want to be a blogger?  Do I really want to make appointments that turn into sales?  Do I really want to help other people become successful in doing the same thing?  Do I really want to run a successful home business?

So two-step tango really:  1. Write down what you really want and 2. Write down what you will do.

Then do it right away!

 

To your massive success!

Louise

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Important steps to become a successful network marketer.

  1. Join a company with a valid product you really love or can become passionate about.
  2. Decide and begin quickly to promote.
  3. Get going every day to repeat step 2!  Do not over think it, and do not complicate it!

When you check out the company, spend a little time researching how long it has been in business, how many reps are already selling the product, whether they truly have a unique niche product that people will want.  Many companies go out of business each year and many new companies launch each year.  Getting into one that’s on the startup side of things allows more possibilities to take a larger market share if you are in the earlier stages!   Make sure you absolutely love the product and do a little looking around.  Maybe nearly the same thing is available somewhere else.  Make sure the product does what is claimed, suggested.  Health and wellness companies are springing up daily it seems.  Once in a long while there’s something really new, but most companies are in the “me too” business.  What they offer is also offered elsewhere —  ( and sometimes that’s right there in your local health food store, drugstore, or grocery).

Joining a winning person or team can also help you, but ultimately these types of business have as a selling point that you will be in business for yourself, so the adage, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.”  is true.  So ultimately this requires self-confidence.  I can point you to some great sources for that! 🙂

Look around and join someone who you can feel comfortable will be there to help you, but not manage you. You want someone with leadership but not someone who wants to hold your hand!  After all, isn’t what you are looking for something you can hold in your own hands? 

 

To your massive success,

Louise

 

 

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If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t!

This is a favorite picture.  It certainly makes a claim without stating anything.  Use this product and your appearance will change from reality (or your not so great self-image) to your wanna-be.  Of course, what do you have to do to get there?

Lots of products make this claim with a little tiny disclaimer like, “when used as directed,” along with “results are not typical.”

That is much like pharmaceutical claims we hear on television for new drugs that claim to clear up your skin.  However their disclaimers may be words like “some improvement is typical in a few weeks,” used within the commercial.  The frightening part is the claim made at the end.  “In some rare cases, side effects include paralysis, liver damage, or even death.”

For my part, I have been attracted to network marketing companies, their products, and their people for well over 20 years.  I have tried many health products especially those that made claims that it would be easier to lose weight while using their product.

Many other people are attracted to these same types of products, are you?  We can observe that is simply true, or else there just would not be so many of them, each claiming to have just the discovery that will REALLY work.  Look at the television advertising that promotes buying your food delivered in portion size servings.   They spend so much on the advertising, what could they possibly put into those boxes?    I know people who have tried this, but I never have.  We simply have too much food stored in our house.  I would be unable to eat ONLY what came in those boxes.  I might also be unable to refrain from eating both today’s portion and tomorrow’s.  That assumes that it would actually taste delicious, which they say it does.

I am not tempted there.

To your massive success,

Louise

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How we began again with Leonbergers

Back in the last decade of the last century, like many near empty nesters, we shifted to the canine children.

My husband says, each time a kid left, we got another dog.  We generally favored the female sex, and it has taken me nearly thirty years to be able to call them bitches.

Our sweet girls are “the girls” to us!

Our first Leonberger came because my husband went to a social event at the home of some folks with a Leonberger who quietly mingled among all the people there leaving vases and coffee table crudites for only the guests to enjoy.  But this was an illusion, I call “training.”

By nature, all the Leos we have had have happy tails which wreak havoc to those types of coffee table items!

Here is Dick back in 2013 with Maisy – who was our fifth Leo, and is still the most* loved!  She was born in May 2013 and was the sole survivor in her litter.

 

Maisy is a fighter who came with us having undeveloped lungs and a broken leg.   She was sorely wanted to fill a vacuum we had and lots of love have gone out to Maisy.  It is a miracle she is still with us today!

  • each one is “most loved,”  as each one is special.   Those are the feelings I have when I talk or think about each one.  The same with children and grandchildren, actually!

To your massive success!

Louise Shickle

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