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Thank you for visiting my blog! Here I share my ups and downs of being a mom who has tried working from home, but most importantly wants to be healthy and share it with others. If you can make money while doing it...AWESOME!

I have a passion for LIFE and that includes my family, working out, eating healthy, and sharing what works and doesn't work with others.

I LOVE working with Xango and their new product Favao, it gives me the opportunity to mentor others to reach their health and wealth goals!

Monday, September 13, 2010

MLM Heavy Hitters - I Choose to Stear Clear!!!

This last week has been pretty amazing.  I had the pleasure of meeting an amazing woman who has joined Mentoring For Free and I see a VERY bright future for her!  I am so excited to have her on the team as she will continue to inspire me.  I also came across a quote that I simply love and that reminded me again why Mentoring For Free is such a great system and why the free ebook Success in 10 Steps has helped me in so many ways.  The quote is:

"Many people like to think that they'll find balance AFTER they find success.  But in reality, achieving balance IS success." ~ Brian Koslow

The very first chapter in Success in 10 Steps talks about Heavy Hitters in network marketing.  The fact that they've lied to you!!  This quote hit home when I saw it the other day and brought back a HUGE flashback I had with a heavy hitter in a previous MLM company I was with.  It was my first MLM company, so I had no idea.  However, when I had one conversation in particular with this flashy and very successful network marketer, my gut said RUN!!!  I had only been with the company a few months, and started out VERY strong!  I had many people excited about this new venture I was getting into and even without knowing the products, they trusted me and were ready to sign up.  I had quit my recruiting job and was now spending MORE time with this home-based business than I did on the job I quit.  It was getting crazy.  Spending more time, spending WAY too much money, and not getting much as far as paychecks.  I was very frustrated.

The "heavy hitter" was in town and attending one of our meetings.  I was so excited to sit down with him and  discuss what I was doing and see what I needed to change to improve the income.  My first question was how to BALANCE everything.  I went into network marketing to have a more balanced life with my husband and kids, to have more time with them, yet still work and bring in some money.  I'll never forget what he said.  He told me I needed to realize that I may have to live the next year or two unbalanced in order to provide that for my family down the road...in order to make the money that will give us more time with eachother.  Now, this guy had a kid and a wife, but he was travelling ALL of the time.  And he had been doing it for I think 5 years.  So I'm looking at him going, sure you have a flashy Rolex that probably costs more than my car and drive a car that cost as much as my house almost...but does your daughter know you?  Do you know her? 

So I said to him..."I'm not willing to do that, I want balance, I want MORE time with my kids now, not when they are teenagers and want nothing to do with me".  Know what he did?  Said alright, it's been great meeting you, but I'm tired.  He got up, put his jacket on and our conversation was OVER!  I knew then and there my gut was right.  This guy wasn't in this business to help me or anyone else, just himself completely.  Once he realized I wasn't willing to spend every hour possible on the phone or doing presentations to get more people signed up in our business, I wasn't worth his time.  Talk about a slap in the face!  That was the beginning of the end for me in that company.  I had already felt like it wasn't right, I was buying all this product and training and marketing and not seeing any return.  I was losing distributors like crazy because they were doing the same...they were just smarter and got out a lot faster than I did!

Then about 6 months later I decided to open this free ebook someone on Facebook had sent to me.  I had noticed it before and thought, "yeah right it's free, nothing to do with MLM is free".  But I opened it and started reading it.  And right in the first chapter Michael says on page 13, "It's not your fault.  Let that sink in.  How does it make you feel?  I don't care what any heavy hitter has ever told you.  Fact is they've lied to you.  Doesn't that make you angry?" 

The story I just shared with you is one of MANY that make me very angry about my first MLM experience.  I'm sure you can relate!  My hope is to get this information to as many people as possible before they have a lot to be angry about.  This business is awesome, you'll meet some of the most amazing people in it who will inspire you.  You can make a lot of money with the right 5 pillar company and the right system. 

If you are in MLM and struggling or thinking about trying it.  Please, please, please read this free ebook at http://mnicholson.successin10steps.com/?mad=48381 and save yourself a great deal of frustration and anger.  It really is free and a great book to keep in your library! 

Here's a great quote from the ebook, "Success leaves footprints in the sand that you can follow.  If you can't follow the footprints, you must be on the wrong beach." ~ Michael Dlouhy (pg. 12)  It's a great quote because if you are in a company that does not have a system that is easy to duplicate, it won't be easy to get your downline to duplicate either and you'll be spinning your wheels.  Mentoring For Free is a system that works no matter what MLM company you are with.  You can learn more about it at http://www.mnicholson.mentoringforfree.com/

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