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I Don’t Have The Time To Build A Home Based Business

Having a home based business is wonderful. The money potential is endless. What most people don’t understand is it takes time. For some less time than others. Time is a factor in your business building equation, and can change based on your individual situation. It’s hands down the number one reason that people believe they can’t work from home.

They just don’t feel like they have the time to do it!

Between work, family, church, friends and everything else that we have to deal with these days it seems like adding one more variable to the equation is just a recipe for disaster. It will make the equation unsolvable. However, building a business from home doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time, especially when you first get started. You can work only a couple of hours a day 5 or 6 days a week and in a year you can be in a totally different position financially than you are in right now.

I know what you’re thinking…..a year…..are you kidding that’s a long time.

I mean think about it……

You come home from work, have dinner, spend some time with the family, then off to your home office to work that two hours a day you committed to. Only two hours, that doesn’t seem like a lot of time right (although for many people it is) and you still want to work from home to be in a more positive financial situation in the future than you are right now. Here are some creative ways to get it done. For instance just getting up 30 minutes earlier each morning or skipping your favorite tv program, and working for that extra hour. Some people even take their lunch break and work in their car for 45 minutes before going back to work. There are lots of little pockets of time that you can find if you’re really searching for them.

Also, you don’t have to work Monday through Friday. If for example Monday nights are really hard for you, then take Sundays and Monday’s off and just work Tuesday through Saturday. The great thing about a home based business is that you can mold it to the life you already have.

So if you really, truly want to work from home don’t give up on the dream because you feel like you don’t have the time. FIND the time because working from home is something that can change your life forever. Imagine being home with your kids every single day! Imagine being the mom or dad who gets to go on the class trip with your kid or gets to bring lunch to school or coach the volleyball or basketball team. Hmmmm that’s me…. ?

Wouldn’t you trade 10 hours a week of your time now, to be able to spend more time with your family AND make more money in the years to come!

Do what it takes to make time for your business…. It will change your life forever.

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com
Skype: gerry.schroeder
Office: 705-524-1286

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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Do You Work and have a Network Marketing/MLM Business

Balancing your Network Marketing/MLM business and your “day” job can be difficult, and you must get in the groove in order to be successful.

Once you start with MLM, you just want to dump that job and put every ounce of energy you have into your new business, right? I know I did, and found that balance is key!

Don’t be too quick to quit your job. You need that while you’re working on your business. It’s very important to keep that flow of income from your job coming in until your MLM business income overtakes your job income.

For some, this happens relatively quickly, and for others it takes more time. Right now, that job is keeping you and your family afloat while you grow your business, and remember you must keep things balanced.

Since you’ve chosen to start your own network marketing business, you’re obviously aware that it involves a lot of work. And you’ve probably already seen that there is huge potential for making money with MLM and you’re very excited and energized to get going! You want to do everything you can to transform your growing business into an established, profit-filled business right?

It’s wise to grow your MLM business to the point where it is well-established and a VERY strong money-maker before you let go of that old job. If you can be patient and work hard to get your reputation built up while growing a solid business, you’ll be in a much better position when you finally do fire your boss. Try to think very logically and take all the necessary steps, so that when you quit things will go smoothly. Your MLM career is about making your life more comfortable and successful, while helping others do the same. It’s not about making your family worry about where their next meal is coming from!

My simple formula for going full time in Network Marketing/MLM is:

(Current Job Monthly Income X 3) X 3

Meaning whatever you job income is right now, multiply it by 3 and then maintain that income for 3 consecutive months.

So when you are earning 3X your jobs monthly income in one month and you can sustain that income in your Network Marketing business for 3 consecutive months you should have built your business up enough to where it will continue to grow and allow you to go full time. How sweet will that be!

In the meantime, when you’re at your regular job, you need to be fully there. Right now, that’s your main source of income. Don’t spend your time on the job obsessing over your business. Spend your time on the job focusing on doing your best at it. Why? Because as a professional in any area, one thing you always must do is treat any job or other aspect of your life with respect by putting your best effort into it.

Likewise, when you’re working on your new business, put yourself fully into it. Don’t worry about the things you have to do when you return to your job. Don’t give your job a thought. You’re running your business. Now is the time to do the things you’ve learned to grow your business – building lists, gathering leads, writing articles, communicating with team members, furthering your own training and helping others learn.

It’s a balancing act, just like everything else in life. I know that the desire and temptation to quit your job is there. We all experience it and everyone is eager to be able to spend all their time working their business.

While you’re moving through this transition period, do your best to schedule time in every day to work on your MLM business – a couple hours each day and then more on the weekend if possible. Yes, this is a lot of work, but if you don’t grow your business you’ll never be able to quit your job.

Consider this too: you may want to save up some extra money to help you move through the actual time that you quit your job and start spending your time solely on your business. This is an especially good idea if you have a family to help support.

This is a tough period, I understand that. You’re anxious to make the move. You’re essentially working two jobs and you’re also trying to spend time with family and friends. Do all that you can to prioritize and organize your life. Use good time management practices.

Take this time to prepare thoroughly for when you’re working for yourself so that you can make the experience a completely rewarding one. This involves being a good planner and being patient. Focus on doing your very best at what you’re doing right now. And plan ahead. Learn all the ins and outs of MLM right now and brand yourself as an expert. That way, when the time comes to quit your job, you’ll be ready for running your business!

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com
Skype: gerry.schroeder
Office: 705-524-1286

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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Scheduling and Calendaring For Home Business Success – Especially MLM

Being your own boss is tough, and once you understand how to run your home business you will love it!

One of the keys to being consistently productive and effective running a business is organization and the ability to schedule and calender time properly. We all like to think of ourselves as organized, but in reality, is this the truth?

Have you ever found that in spite of your best intentions, you just couldn’t accomplish everything you set out to do in a given day or week? Is it because you’re trying to cram too many things into your days and weeks, or is it because you just need to work on your organization and time management skills? Do you find that you create a schedule, and then get distracted with so many other things that you can’t finish your work?

Regardless of the reason, it’s vital to get organized! You’re not going to experience Work at Home, MLM, or Networking Marketing success until you can get your time organized. Once you manage this, you will be able to see what areas you require assistance in and which areas you can maximize.

Scheduling your time is important, and calendaring time with others is vital!

Even though some of us think that having to be organized stifles creativity, it really makes it much easier to be creative – you’re freer to create the business and life you deserve (sounds like fun when I put it that way, doesn’t it?).

So let’s talk about time scheduling:

First you need some tools. They don’t have to be elaborate or fancy, so don’t worry. You need a calendar (one with space to write things down) and a diary or journal. Once you have the tools you’ll use, you need to commit yourself to truly making use of them. This is how you’re going to begin to get organized and then stay organized. Most email clients have great tools attached to them, like calendars, journals and to do lists.

The first step to learning to properly schedule your time is to see how you’re using your time right now. This is where you will use your diary or journal. For a week, don’t change your schedule. Just keep very close track of what you do with your time. Record what you’re doing in some detail, how you’re feeling (tired, restless, alert, etc), and write down the time you start each new activity – even if it’s just taking a few minutes to chat on the phone with a friend or associate.

After one week, look at your journal. What can you learn from it? That you are spending a lot of time chatting or day dreaming? Maybe you’re spending a lot of time doing things that should be eliminated from your workday. You might be surprised to see how much time you spend on Facebook or checking email.

Look closely to find areas where there is waste. You don’t have to check your email ten times a day! You can easily reduce that amount to three times. And you don’t have to answer every phone call that comes in – in fact, if you’re working, you should eliminate the distraction of the phone – that’s what voice mail is for. Schedule time each day to return calls – and then limit the amount of time you’re on each call if you can!

Now let’s look at the tasks you must accomplish daily and throughout the week:

Make sure to include time for emails and communicating with colleges, downline members, affiliate, potential new business partners and potential recruits, along with social networking, marketing activities, etc. Keep in mind that you also must have time for your personal life, and your “day” job, if you’re still working outside of the home. Oh, and don’t forget that you have to sleep at some point!

What I like to do is to create to-do lists and prioritize them. Certain things will have to take place at certain times. They can fit into your schedule without any more analysis if you’ve deemed them necessary. Now look at what is left. Large tasks can be broken down into smaller ones – this will help you keep from getting overwhelmed.

Now here is where things get interesting! It’s time to schedule your work time, and indeed your whole life to some extent. If you’ve made notes about the times of day that you’re feeling more alert and energized (and you should have), you can start working your schedule to fit those times. You can use higher energy times for doing certain tasks, and you can also use the information you’ve collected to see if some simple rest or dietary changes might help you find more “energy” time during your day. Oh and don’t forget to exercise.

As you start to develop your schedule, keep the following in mind:

1. Stay realistic – you only have so much time each day.
2. Make sure the things that you absolutely must do are scheduled and that you’ve left enough time to complete them.
3. Don’t over-commit yourself.
4. Remember to expect the unexpected – leave some contingency time in your schedule for surprises.

Once you’ve built your schedule, understand this: remember that a schedule is fluid – it’s going to move and change, and remember that you can always go back to basics if you required – it won’t hurt to use your diary to track your habits occasionally to make sure you’re staying organized.

Oh ya….Dr. Phil says it takes 21 days to break a habit…..or something like that!

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com
Skype: gerry.schroeder
Office: 705-524-1286

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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Television is a Time Waster – Grow Your Home Business Instead!

With all the cool new technology…..PVR’s, DVR’s, whatever you call them. They are hard drives that work with your television service provider that allow you to record multiple programs to watch at a later date. So stop wasting time watching television.

Turn it off!

Your television may be one of the biggest time wasters in your life, and your life is far too valuable to waste watching silly, inane programs that bring little or no value into your life and keep you from getting work done, or playing with your kids, or getting exercise, or doing other productive things.

While there are some very worthwhile programs that are presented on TV such as award winning educational shows, shows about history and science and even some programs that are light-hearted and entertaining enough to leave us feeling uplifted, there are many, many shows that are just a waste of time. That’s time that you could spend working on building your home based business, or doing other things that are fulfilling and important.

Think about the amount of time you spend each day and each week watching TV. Usually when someone watches television, they aren’t doing much else. It’s too distracting to work on business.

TV also does not count as quality time with family and friends. Sitting in front of the TV, eyes fixed on the screen, energy focused on the show that you’re watching doesn’t allow for anything that could rightly be described as quality time. Instead, you could be outside playing a game with your children, or learning a new hobby with a friend, or going for a jog together (spending time together and getting in shape!).

Do I watch TV? Yes. I watch it when I have to time to watch. When I do it’s a recorded program, like a basketball game, or movie. Our family usually has movie night on Saturday nights. Do we do that every week? No. We do it when we can.

Did you know that TV takes some vital things away from you besides time for working on your business and spending quality time with family and friends? It takes away time that you could be spending on healthy things like going to the gym or going for a bike ride (fresh air and sunshine!). Some people find that sitting in front of the television contributes to weight gain (less exercise and more temptation to snack while watching).

Plus – television watching has been found to affect your brain. Studies have shown that TV watching leads your higher brain centers to shut down. These are the areas that involve critical thinking. Other studies have shown that reading and listening to music stimulates your brain because doing these things actually forces your brain to use its creativity to visualize what’s going on, so they are better activities.

I knew AC/DC was good for my brain……you too can be Thunderstruck!

Here are some hints that can help you watch less TV, leaving you more time (and brain power) for other interests and for your business:

  • See if you can go without television for a whole week. This will help you reframe your thinking about the importance of TV watching.
  • Make a list of the shows that are important to you and that you especially like. List them in order of priority.
  • Create a TV watching schedule that allows you to watch TV for a maximum of one hour per day.
  • Find other things to do – start an exercise program, play games with your kids, start a new hobby, go on a date, work on your MLM marketing plan, write articles, work on your MLM social networking – you get the idea.
  • You really don’t have to get rid of your TV. But do put it in its place. Part of being successful in the home based business arena, MLM, Network Marketing, or whatever you call your business and especially in life is getting your priorities straight.

    TV is definitely NOT a priority.

    Happy Marketing,

    Gerry Schroeder
    http://www.gerryschroederonline.com
    Skype: gerry.schroeder
    Office: 705-524-1286

    Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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    Time Management – Your Family or Your Home Based Business

    Think for a moment…….hmmmmm

    What are the two most important things for your future happiness? I hope you didn’t say your collection of music and your car! Pleeeaaase No!

    The two most important things for your future happiness are your family (which includes friends) and your business! Without these things you will be unlikely to achieve great financial success, and if you did you wouldn’t have anyone to share it with.

    Because these two things are both so important to living a happy and fulfilling life, you want to make certain to give as much attention possible to each of them.

    That’s why it’s crucial to understand (Daniel Son, wax on wax off…LOL) how to properly balance your work and family life – so that you get the most from, and give the most to, both of them.

    When you think about balance, you might think about trying to keep everything perfect. 50-50. Equal. That’s good, but try to think of this instead (because it will make things easier for you) – balance is a process, and things don’t get into balance and then just stay that way. It’s something you must work at and be willing to make adjustments to.

    So I’m NOT going to share with you how to create balance and give you the idea that once you’ve done that you can forget about it. I’m going to share with you how to create balance between your family and business and then how to continually keep that balance in check, knowing that some days might seem a bit out of whack one way or the other. It’s the overall effect of balance you’re striving for, along with making sure that the important things aren’t being forgotten.

    While your home based business (that could be MLM, Network Marketing, Direct Sales, Internet Marketing, Real Estate, Financial, Insurance, Public Relations, or whatever) is critical to your future, your happiness and your financial well-being, you’re in business for the benefit of you and your family. You’re doing this so that you can achieve financial freedom, and the freedom to choose how to spend your time.

    The two concepts of time management and prioritizing come into play when working to achieve business/family balance. Take time to list your priorities. Which business activities are must-do things? Which ones are things that would be nice to do and certainly helpful, but not vital to your ultimate success? Which can you outsource?

    What about your family and friends – your personal life? What things don’t you want to miss out on? Going to your child’s basketball games? Taking your spouse out for a date once a week? Spending an evening with friends? Is it a priority to attend regular religious services, or to participate regularly in a hobby or club with friends. What can be safely set aside? Watching TV? Can you go out one night less per week?

    Take a good look at what your priorities are remembering that both business and personal life will suffer without enough attention. There will be places where you’re simply wasting time and energy. Let your family and friends know that this business is something that you must pay close attention to – help them understand what your long term goals are. But keep in mind that without family and friends, your success won’t be worth it. They need your attention to.

    Now look at the time you have available to spend on both your personal and home business life. See how you can schedule your time in order to accommodate both aspects. Yep, you may have to cut some things out. You may need to consider outsourcing certain tasks, or getting up an hour early to get some work done.

    Remember that balance is like walking a tight rope; you have to constantly be paying attention and making adjustments so that you don’t fall to one side.

    Place proper value on both your family and your home based business and let go of the things that just aren’t important. That’s how you’ll achieve balance.

    Happy Marketing,

    Gerry Schroeder
    http://www.gerryschroederonline.com
    Skype: gerry.schroeder
    Office: 705-524-1286

    Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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    The 80/20 Rule – What the Heck is that?

    Many people in the Network Marketing arena loosely use the term 80/20 rule? Well, if you haven’t heard it yet, you are going to now!

    The 80/20 rule is better known scientifically as the Pareto principle. Yep here comes my engineering background again. Basically, the principle is a “vital few and trivial many”. That 20 percent of something will be the driving force behind 80 percent of results. This principle or rule can be applied to just about anything.

    For example, on a sports team, it’s the star players that are going to be scoring the most points and bringing in the wins. I’m sure you’ve noticed that it’s always one player that wins the game, right. Although it’s a TEAM sport, there is always that one player that chalks up the win. The other players, the ones that serve as back up, also contribute to the team’s success, but not nearly as much. There are always a few stars that contribute the most, and several back ups that contribute significantly less. This concept can be pointed directly at your home based Network Marketing or Internet Marketing business!

    The 80/20 rule can be applied to your business in a couple of different ways, and you should be aware of and make use of both. The idea here is to run your business like the pulled-together, organized expert that you are. And if you don’t feel quite like an expert yet, keep working at becoming an expert!

    First let’s look at the 80/20 rule as it applies to your downline. I bet you can already figure out where I’m going with this. Your downline is a resource. Your downline helps you grow your business. If you have 100 people in your downline, it’s a fairly sure bet that 20 of those people are going to account for about 80 percent of your business. 20% of your downline likely accounts for 80% of your income. And the other 80% accounts for only 20% of your income.

    So what are the other 80 of your downline members up to? They’re working, too. But they may not have mastered what it means to be a top producer yet, so they aren’t bringing in the big results. They may never be star producers, but that doesn’t mean you should give up on them or kick them off the team. That only means that there is work to be done. Plus, these 80 downline members are essential for you to find your key 20!

    With your top producers, don’t assume that they are fine and that they can take care of themselves and need no help or coaching. While they may be doing very well, it’s still your job to provide constant support, encouragement and training to them.

    And what about the 80 percent that is lagging behind? Well, it’s time for you to kick things into high gear! First of all, remember that some people are going to be slow starters. It’s up to you to keep in touch with them and offer them as much training and support as possible. Remember that a slow starter today could be tomorrow’s star.

    Next, you can apply the 80/20 rule to general work practices – of all the work you put in to your business only about 20% will account for 80% of your income. It is your responsibility to figure out and focus on the key 20%.

    For both you and your downline, it’s important to take the time to look at work activities and figure out what is working well, what could be working better, and what’s taking up valuable time and producing little, if any good results.

    If you find work activities that are necessary, but that are holding you down because you’re not skilled at them, or you dislike doing them, what can you do to work smarter at them? Do you need to hire help? Often, by hiring someone to help you with tasks that should be helping, but aren’t, you can increase the overall productivity in your business and turn that task into one which makes a difference.

    Now, when you find a work activity that has turned into a complete waste of time, and is definitely not in the top 20 percent of results-getting business activities, ask yourself why this is and whether you just need to dump the task and focus on things that are working well.

    Make it work!

    The 80/20 rule can be applied to your downline and your work ethics and tasks.

    Focus on that top 20 percent that are producing 80 percent of the results.

    With your downline, see if you can help some of your slow-starters get a fire burning inside themselves to become stars. And with your work ethics, take time to learn how to fine tune your tasks and work smarter, not harder.

    Happy Marketing,

    Gerry Schroeder
    http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

    Skype: gerry.schroeder
    Office: 705-524-1286

    Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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    Fear and Procrastination in Network Marketing and Internet Marketing

    Have you ever let Fear stop you from doing something? Fear of failing or even Fear of Success!

    This Fear leads to many things and most importantly procrastination.

    We have all experienced this at some point in our careers, right? Either in our real job, network marketing and MLM lives, or our Internet Marketing at home businesses. Did you know that this experience of procrastination and related fear go hand in hand and produce pain. Mostly sub-conscious mind pain.

    Fear! I’m sure you have heard the definitions before….people have told you Fear is defined as False Expectations Appearing Real or Actually Realized. Speaks for itself don’t you think? Consciously we all know that in our experiences, when we face our fears they are not really as bad as we originally thought; thus, false expectations appearing real or actually realized.

    Ok….so you’re probably wondering….What does this have to do with procrastination or even network marketing, MLM or even Internet Marketing?

    Procrastination is the putting off of tasks that we don’t really wish to do, that are distasteful, and especially the things we are afraid of attempting. Cold calling, setting appointments or the calling of leads would be a great example.

    You know how that phone call involves picking up that one ton receiver, dialling a strange number, with the unknown on the other side? OMG! Do I really know what to say? Maybe no one will answer and I will have dodged that bullet. What if someone does answer and then I will need to actually talk to them? I know I only have two to four seconds to make a positive impression. And only 30 seconds for them to make their decision! How will I posture myself? Can I posture myself? What the heck does that really mean anyway?

    What about that face to face meeting? That email I have to right? That website I have to build? That honey do list that’s been waiting on me for weeks? With all that’s involved we just completely put off and procrastinate making any kind of progress!

    Now the pain sets in. We’ve just gone through all of this self induced anxiety and decided not to do anything so we procrastinate for just one more day. Oh! And that makes us feel like we’ve once again failed in our personal and business life. Another defeat in working our home based business. OMG! I’m never going to make this business work. My spouse will think I am a loser because I can’t get the work completed she wants me to. Maybe I’ll just go read some more motivational books. Yea! That’s the ticket! Perhaps I must work on my attitude! Make better goals! Develop that dream board! Then I won’t have to think about this failure.

    Positive thinking, and not stinkin’ thinkin’! Yea that’s it!

    Are you kidding me! Our fear is there because we don’t have the “Skill Set”! Period!

    You have no idea what to say or what to do!

    Do you see the process here? Very simple but very devastating at the same time, right?

    First we have the idea of having to do something to grow our business or personal life. Fear sets in and all of those fearful thoughts run through our head. At the same time the pain of the fear sets in and our imagination exaggerates the consequences, we start feeling the pain of anxiety and then we decide to just put it off for right now. We always tell ourselves we’ll be better off if we do it tomorrow especially after reading more motivational books, working on our attitude, and adjusting our goals.

    Look at this! Who are we all fooling? We’re fooling ourselves with this thinking. Isn’t it clear how ridiculous this is? Logically, we all know this is just another part of negative thinking; stinkin’ thinkin’ which then becomes sub-conscious mind deterioration. Then we quit!

    Wait a minute, back the boat up!

    Quitting is not an option! We all have our aspirations, our dreams and visions are on the line here. We all know what strong financial potential network marketing, MLM and Internet Marketing have to offer. Like no other business model in the world, Network Marketing is gaining huge popularity. And with it, we can better our situation and help others do the same!

    Are people in your business getting big monthly checks? So why aren’t you? It’s your “Skill Set”!

    So what do we do? Simple! This is where personal growth comes into play. We have all heard your business will only grow as much as you do, right? It’s true….Although it’s your personal “Skill Set” growth that’s important!

    Now is the time to get with your sponsor, enroller, upline, coach or mentor. Discuss your situation. Do what successful people are doing, and just listen in on what they say. Take good notes. But if they tell you to have a better attitude, set bigger goals, work on your presentation and just talk to more people….please run the other way! If they tell you this, find a better coach. Look for that mentor who will really share what’s wrong with the marketing training that’s out there today!

    Fear, false expectations appearing real or actually realized.

    Procrastination, putting off what we don’t want to do and know we should do.

    This all leads to feelings of failure, lower self esteem, feelings of not being worthy of our own success………………Bull S&%t! I mean come on and get with it! Bang your head against the wall (ok I’m just kidding about the head thing)! This is something that can and will be overcome by those of us empowered with “what to do and what to say” in all the situations we find ourselves in. It is a temporary challenge or bump in the road.

    I know what you’re thinking. People think Network Marketing and Internet Marketing are only for those who know what they are doing. The people with the knowledge and years of experience that become successful! How can I sell the Network Marketing model? Where do we start?

    Well, we could start at the fact that you are a part of an awesome profession that literally keeps the world market afloat. Really? Yes, my friend, you are part of a profession that keeps currency and product exchanges happening every day. Amazing isn’t it? That’s the first thought you need to have in order to be successful in this industry. If you are not proud to be a professional marketer, you are in the wrong place. If you don’t have a passion or pride about something, do you really think you will put all your time and energy into growing it? Absolutely not!

    This profession is not for the faint of heart. You’re going to hear the word no, lose money or have sign ups fall out at some point. In order to be successful, you have to understand this reality and be able to push yourself and move on. Let’s review why you’re here: You want to live life according to your own terms. You want to be home more often to spend time with family. You want to have funds available to put your family through the highest quality life they can have. Whatever your reason, you have to keep that at the front of your mind, because that is what is going to pull you through the trials you will encounter. You’re not a safe and secure person; quite contrary, you are a free and exciting person.

    You need a good mentor and coach. I’ve said it before. Find someone who has had some success in the industry and emulate what they do. Have them teach you the right “Skill Set”, and that is all about what to do and what to say. They’ve already gone through a lot of hardships to get where they are today. Unless you’re in the mood to throw money away and waste time, by all means ignore this. However, if you want to succeed quickly and efficiently, you will be wise to seek out a mentor who will share their strategies to help you reach your goals.

    It’s not your opportunity that sells, it’s you. Your product or opportunity is simply the icing on top of the cake. You can have the most life-changing product on the market, but if you are abrasive or incompetent, you are out of luck my friend. Invest in yourself before you invest in a bunch of products that deliver zero results. This means hooking up with the right mentor. Spending some bucks on books, CDs and listening in on webinars learning from the best is also an excellent way to enhance your skill set. Once you have the knowledge, you have the power!

    Not all mentors are created equally! Please remember this!

    Too many salespeople don’t practice what they want to say either in the camera or on the phone. They think they can simply wing it and be an effective marketer. These are the average people. The top producers practice how to close sales and definitely how to attract more people to them. Imagine if the president didn’t practice his speech. How loyal of a following do you think he would have if he had no conviction in his words simply because he didn’t prepare properly. Be part of the elite producers and practice.

    The good news is that we can all get past this fear, procrastination, and anxiety that learning or doing something new brings. I think Nike has nailed it on the head. When faced with personal challenges, “just do it!”

    Happy Marketing,

    Gerry Schroeder

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    Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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