Goal Setting

Setting Goals & Resolutions in a 3 Step Goal Setting System

First let me share my opinion….Most New Year’s Resolutions Fail!

95% of people fail to achieve their New Years Resolutions. Your probably asking why? So what can be done to ensure we’re part of the elite 5% of people that actually do achieve their New Years Resolutions? This article explains, in my opinion, why most New Years Resolutions fail and what you can do to to increase your odds of makeing your goals a reality!

Because these “resolutions” are typically goals, rules or regulations we consciously impose upon ourselves. These resolutions can sometimes just end up being glorified “to-do” lists. Put simply, the techniques used by most people to set goals are ineffective and hence failure is the most likely outcome.

Research in the field of neuro-science indicates that at least 95% of our day-to-day actions are unconscious. This is quite alarming yet extremely useful to know. Knowing this statistic gives a nod in the direction as to where the solution to our perennial New Year’s Resolution problem lies. “Resolutions” that are merely consciously made without being more deeply embedded on that deeper part of our mind i.e. the unconscious mind, are likely to end up on the mountainous scrap heap of unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions and unachieved goals.

Setting Goals is an Art Form

Be fanatical about writing down your goals – daily, weekly, yearly, etc. You’ll find it useful for keeping yourself on plan and keeping abreast of where you’re at. However useful these goal tracking mechanisms are, you’ll find that these tracking methods are not so useful when it comes to setting goals.

Setting goals is an art form.  Done properly it requires a much more sensory, full of visions, emotions and actions than the usual plain listing of goals with deadlines allow us.

Turning the Invisible into Visible

In our day-to-day life, there are invisible forces at play. The world is not really as people think it is. There’s much more happening to us than we see and there’s much more potential within us then we truly realise. In a way true goals are uncovered rather than set. True goal setting is about turning these invisible forces into outcomes, enabling you to have a deeper, more meaningful relationship with life. Taking the following 3 simple steps will serve you better than any list of resolutions or goals ever will.

Step 1 – Make a Mental Movie

Sit down at a clean uncluttered desk in a room with no distractions. Take some deep breaths and look inside your mind, feeling around for both short and long term goals you have knocking around. Forget about what goals others are setting for themselves. Focus only on what you feel is important to you based on your priorities and values. Now, take a blank copy book and start writing down those things you feel you’d like to achieve in 2013 and the reasons why.

Most people are familiar with the use of vision boards as popularized by The Secret and The Law of Attraction. A Vision Board is just a poster or foam board onto which you paste images of thing you want to have, do or be. Well, a mental movie is like a vision board except it’s a rolling picture, complete with sound, feelings, tastes and smells, played out in your mind’s eye.

If you’re not sure how to go about writing these goals down, the following method may work for you. Start by describing the desired goal/scenario in the context of what you See (scenery, people, things etc); what you Hear (sounds, voices etc); what you feel (emotions, textures, sensations etc); what you can Taste and what you can Smell.

Most people write goals as one-liners on a piece of paper but in order for goal setting to be truly effective you need to bring all your senses into the creation of the goal and develop a mental picture completed with accompanying feelings of what it would feel like when you achieve that goal. This is a bit of a Jedi mind trick to be honest. You’re trying to trick your unconscious mind into believing the outcome has already occurred. To do that you need to overload the senses so that the movie kind of spills over into your unconscious mind. Your unconscious mind is non-reasoning. It can’t actually tell the difference between whether something’s right or wrong and something that’s happened and something it thinks has happened.

So, as a result of doing this “mind programming” your unconscious mind dictates your conscious actions so that you start behaving and doing things as if you had already achieved that goal. So, for instance, if you managed to successfully install the program of you being fit and toned looking deep into your mind using the techniques outlined in this article, your behavior will actually change despite yourself. You’ll stop reaching for the nachos and beer, maybe go for a run, have a slim or a delicious shake instead or pump some iron down at the gym or in your home.

It’s really about creating a movie in your mind (like the movie I have shared here with you) as you’re essentially giving yourself the opportunity to direct a movie of the ideal circumstances for your life. There is little point in forcing yourself to do something you fundamentally don’t want to achieve. You need a compelling, burning desire blazing inside your mind and vibrating in every cell of your body. If you’re sort of not really excited about the goal in the first place you set for yourself you really won’t achieve it so why waste time setting goals you’re not absolutely 100% jacked up about.

Goal Setting Sub Conscious Movie How To

 

Step 2: Get in a Relaxed State Often and Enjoy

Far too much traditional goal setting and achievement require force – serious physical or mental effort. People essentially beat themselves up over their goals. This is a crazy, ineffective method of setting goals. The easiest way I know of achieving any goal is getting a clear mental picture of the outcome, relaxing deeply and enjoying the possibility of the outcome. Add a large attitude of desire and your there. It’s game over. If you can replay your mental movie or “program” in this state of deep relaxation, your outcome becomes imprinted deep in your unconscious mind.

Deep relaxation is a natural state just before you go to sleep or when you wake up. It is said your unconscious mind is most receptive to receiving programs i.e. goals/outcomes at this time. Ironically enough, relaxation and being energized go together. Through deep relaxation, you get to connect with your deeper self, your true nature. As a result you become self-motivated and cease following programs given to you by society.

 

Step 3: Install the Program, Rinse and Repeat

Now that you’ve done your homework in Step 1 and understand the purpose of achieving a state of relaxation in Step 2, you’re ready to install your Goals/Resolutions. All you must do here is run the mental movie (or program) you created in Step 1 through your mind in this deeply relaxed state.

Play it in your mind just like you would experience a movie. See, Hear, Feel, Taste and Smell the desired goal as a complete experience, as your compelling future, as if it is happening to you already. Engaging all the senses in this relaxed state allows your mind to virtually take a mental photograph of the desired outcome and imprint it onto your unconscious mind for future use. Once the “picture” is taken by the unconscious mind, the material is then accepted by the conscious mind as true (it may or may not be), and dictates our day-to-day actions and behaviors that lead us toward the desired outcome.

Don’t do this “installation” exercise only once. It’s really vital that you produce this in your mind by consistently repeating this installation exercise for at least 21 days in a row. Indeed, ideally you could try doing it every day for the remainder of your life and upgrade your program along the way as your life improves.

Many professionals have indicated it takes 21 days to make or break a habit; that’s if you develop the habit of doing something 21 days in a row you will keep the habit. According to Dr. Maxwell Maltz (who first introduced this science), brain circuits take engrams (memory traces), and produce neuro-connections and neuro-pathways only if they are bombarded for 21 days in a row. Or to put it another way, habits become hard-wired into your unconscious mind after constant repetition.

So, for the first 21 days of the year, repeat this installation exercise –  find a place and time you can relax for at least 30 mins (possibly either just after you’ve woken up or just before you go to sleep) and run this movie through your mind each day.

This technique is beguiling in its simplicity but immensely powerful and life-changing if utilised properly. I’m a big believer in writing down your goals on a piece of paper and beside each goal the reason why it is important to you. This is a fundamental basic requirement of goal setting. If you do this alone, you will increase your chances of success.

However, if you want to increase this “chance” to being a near “certainty” than you’ve got to deeply imprint the goal and its emotional outcome onto your unconscious mind and believe without doubt that you can achieve it.  In a way, this technique goes way beyond traditional goal setting and motivation and more towards self-realization.

Either way, whether you simply want to achieve some essential goals this year to move your life forward or want to connect with your true nature and fulfill your life’s purpose, the technique outlined in this article holds the keys to the vault to achieving your New Year’s Resolutions and all goals in life.

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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Setting and Attaining Goals

In this blog post you are going to learn a system, that can and will assist you in setting and attaining your goals, this year and beyond if you choose to follow it.

Setting goals is simple. Just writing stuff on paper is Flim Flam….anyone can do that! Goal setting is just fluff. Goal attaining is the end result and that is what I like to focus on. So if you apply these 5 steps to goal attaining, you to can get yourself from where you are now to where you want to be in record time.

 

Step One – Clarify Your Vision

What do you really deserve? If you could be, do or have anything, what would you choose? More specifically, by the end of this year what is your number one goal you would like to focus on and attain?

Grab a blank sheet of paper right now, write “Dream List” at the top of it and write everything you think you want to and deserve to be, do or have. Let your imagination run wild and take all things into consideration like…..family, travel, income, vehicles, homes, lifestyle, accomplishments etc…..

From that list you will have some short-term goals and some long-term goals. Now it’s up to you to choose a couple of those dreams to focus on for the remainder of the year. If you were to fast-forward to the end of the year, what would you look back upon and be most proud of if you were to accomplish it by then?

 

Step Two – Always Believe

As long as your goal is in line with your skill set and vision, you must always believe by committing to that goal and taking the proper action steps achieve it, then you will attain it! It’s the law of cause and effect right…sowing and reaping will come into play. As long as you are not treking out (going where no man has gone before) and if you’re aware your goal is attainable by others as well…then it can be attained by you with the proper action!

 

Step Three – Identify and Align

By being part of my list or surfing to my site and just reading this blog post, you have shown you’re good at this step. Now you must take it one step further and identify as specifically as possible who has attained what you are working towards. Then align yourself with them as best you can!

Align yourself with e-books they have written or regular books, courses they provide, seminars they put on, plus any audio and video you can find about them and their journey. Plug in and get your questions answered. Especially this one…”How can I, in the most efficient and timely manner, get to where I am to where you are?”

 

Step Four – Commit to Massive Action

You must be willing to pay your dues…with some sweat equity…massive action! Depending on your skill set and the distance between where you are now and where you deserve to be, this action can take weeks to months to years to even decades depending on the specific goal. And you must prepare yourself for this.

When you study most successful people you will find that they were overnight successes that took 3-5-15 years going above and beyond what was expected, major commitment and massive action. You will also notice they didn’t allow set backs or failed attempts to stop them. They learned from their mistakes, picked themselves back up, and continued on by taking more massive focused action!

 

Step Five – Have Fun

Whenever you have a goal that lights your fire and becomes a serious burning desire to attain, it takes on a life of it’s own and the hours of working towards that goal….studying and working….seem more like fun than actual work.

If and when you have a goal you dread putting time or action into, because it feels like a job, re-evaluate the goal immediately. Zig Ziglar says it the best….”When you do the things you need to do, when you need to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do, when you want to do them.”

 

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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Happy New Year – 2012

2012 Is Going To Sisel

Watch for my Blogs new look coming soon!

What are your goals? Your Vision for this new year?

I thought I would just share something that has a lot of meaning and understanding. Make sure and spend the time viewing the video in this post that I made a while back.

http://www.gerryschroederonline.com/attraction_marketing/two-kinds-of-poeple-its-your-mindset

 

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
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My FREE Generic Marketing System: http://www.thisissic.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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Working From Home Vs. Getting A Better Education

Yes I know, I hear it all the time also!

We are in tough economic times…… and now more than ever people are thinking about how they can make more money. Whether you’ve been downsized and let go from your job, you’ve been demoted, your income was cut or you just aren’t making enough working full time to pay all the bills. Well if you’re like most people, you’re looking for a way to make more money. And guess what….you are defiantly not alone.

One of the first things many people think of when they want a job or career that pays better is….better education….better pay. Going back to school is the answer! Most people are finding that it’s just not that easy to find a job that pays well without a degree and no matter their age they believe that going back to school is the best and sometimes only option.

Really?

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” — Jim Rohn.

However, most people who find the home based business industry discover it’s much better and a more cost effective way to make more money. And instead of waiting for years to earn a degree you can start earning money from home in your first month. Will it be hard? Do you think going back to school is easy?

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” — Abraham Lincoln.

Did you know, building a business from home can take less time than going back to school and it will allow you to still be at home with your spouse and children instead of off in a classroom after work. Paying someone in daycare to watch your children grow up….not a good feeling huh?

Most home based businesses are set up now to accommodate people who need to start making money right away. You won’t get rich overnight but you can very possibly be making an extra $500 – $1000 in your first month alone and sometimes even more!

I remember going from zero to $5,000 a month in just 5 short months!

So think about it…..the option of working from home has huge advantages over going back to school because in the time it takes you to get a new degree you could be working from home full time and making more money than a regular job is likely to provide.

So if you must increase your income and you believe that going back to school is your only option think again! Build a business from home and you can make more money in a shorter amount of time than you may have ever thought possible. It is truly the best option for people who need more money and need it now!

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
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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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Before You Start Your Home Based Business, You Must Have These!

Having a home based business, that’s making you great money, gives you a lot of freedom. You can pretty much do what you want… when you want… and with whom you want. However, there are a few things that you absolutely must have before you begin working a growing an income from your home based business.

The list I have below isn’t in any order and they are the must haves!

1. A Desire To Work

Yeah, this sounds like a no brainer but you would be SHOCKED at the amount of people who claim they want to work from home but they don’t want to do anything to accomplish it. If you don’t have a good work ethic or you just want some easy money a home based business is not for you because it’s not always going to be easy.

2. The Right Skill Set

So many people start a home based business and have no idea how to talk to people effectively. They don’t know specifically what to do. They get all the wrong training and use all the wrong tools. Wouldn’t it be better to get more yes’s than no’s? Wouldn’t it be better to be the person people want to work with? Wouldn’t it be better to have the right online tools to make things more automated and professional? Developing the right skill set is critical!

3. A Computer And The Ability To Use It

The internet makes working from home so much easier. If you don’t have a computer you need to get one because online is where the money is! And if you have a computer but you don’t know how to use it you need to get a friend/ family member in there to teach you right away because the old days of offline marketing are pretty much dead. Oh and there are great online resources for learning how to use computers.

4. SMART Goals

If you want success you must first define success! Know what success really means to you. Maybe it’s $100,000 a year or maybe it’s just an extra $1000 every month to help pay bills… whatever your goals are they should be clear and specific.

5. Calendaring and Scheduling

If you don’t have a schedule you’ll have a really hard time getting everything done when you need to get it done. Life is hectic so don’t wait to work on your business when you have the time because that’s never going to happen. You have to purposely set aside time from your week and make it happen no matter what! Use a calendar and ensure your family knows the times you will be working.

6. A Cell Phone

This is pretty much a given since almost everyone on the planet has a cell phone but if you don’t… get one! This will allow you to work your business on the go. You don’t have to be chained to a desk you can get out and start living and make money at the same time!

7. A Team

Having a team allows for such powerful income growth! Teams can brainstorm, they can get in front of more people, and they can assist with credibility. Teams allow for everyone to succeed, as long as everyone on the team knows their position or place. Building teams isn’t easy, and relying on teams is sometimes tuff. Don’t try to go it alone, develop your own team and watch your income soar!

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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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
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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

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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Secrets to Dealing with Criticism

Nobody likes to be criticised, but unfortunately, it is something that we are bound to receive one time or another. Some of us respond positively with nobility and detachment, yet many others get offended and keep it in until it leads to unnecessary suffering. Dealing with criticism is an important life skill and through it, we have the opportunity to learn and improve ourselves.

Having what I would like to call….a successful sports background, I got criticized all the time. Coaches would yell at me, all the time, in an effort to push me and get the most they could out of me. I guess early on in my sports background, I didn’t think I had the qualities to be a leader. But thanks to thier persistance I developed those leadership qualities that I am able to teach others to obtain. I see it in my children today when they are playing sports. They don’t like criticism, I mean who does? So what I want to share with you are some tips to better handle any criticism you may encounter.

Tip #1 – Respond to the suggestions, not the tone of the criticism

People may make valuable criticism as suggestions. However, their tone and manner of criticism may appear aggressive or confrontational, and that is what we respond to rather than to the suggestions they are giving right? You must learn to separate the criticism from the style of criticism. Detach your emotions from the useful suggestions that may lie within that aggressive critcism.

Tip #2 – Value criticism

The problem we have quite often is that we don’t value criticism because we only value praise or recognition. You’re happy when people speak kind words, but miserable when they criticize right? But because criticism can be constructive, you can only progress by inviting it rather than expecting praise which might be insincere or non flattering.

Tip #3 – Don’t take it personally

This is the major problem which occurs with regard to criticism. When people criticize us directly, we should feel they are not criticizing our real self but just a misunderstood aspect of ourselves or what we may be trying to get across in conversation.

Tip #4 – Ignore false criticism

Sometimes we are criticized for no reason or justification and this can be painful. In cases like this, ignore it. If we remain silent and detached then the criticism is given no energy. But if we somehow fight it, we are giving it more importance than it deserves. Maintain a dignity that others will come to respect.

Tip #5 – Don’t react immediately

Responding too quickly because of feelings of anger or bruised pride may leave us regretting later on. Wait patiently and you will be able to rationalize and reflect in a calmer way.

Tip #6 – Always SMILE

Smiling, even if it is a fake one, can help us to relax more. It creates a more positive vibe. And if smiling actually aggravates the other person, then at least you know you’ve got one over on them.

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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Network Marketing, MLM, and Internet Marketing – Getting in First

So…Who makes all the money in Network Marketing, MLM, and Internet Marketing? The person who gets in first right? What you are about to watch just may shock you!

I couldn’t have summed it up better than this. Tim Sales shares the truth about getting in first and who makes all the money in the home based business industry.

You see…everyone does Network Marketing…but not everyone gets paid for it!

Think about this statement for a moment. Have you ever recommended something as simple as a good book, or movie to a friend or relative? And if you have I’m sure the cinema owner sent you a referral check for your friend’s entry fee and concession stand purchases right? What about a restaurant? Have you ever shared with someone your last
experience at a restaurant that was a good experience?

DUH….light bulb just went off right?

Network Marketing, MLM, Direct Sales, Internet Marketing or whatever you want to call it is something we have been doing all our lives. It’s about promoting and recommending something good to other people. The only difference is Network Marketing pays us. I have been getting paid from my efforts in Network Marketing for over 15 years. I see it all the time though…..time and time again! People get started and have a little success and think they have arrived…they made it….now they only have to sit back and cash those checks that will keep getting bigger and bigger right.

Wrong!

These are the people that go around saying it doesn’t work. They should be going around saying….I tried it for a couple months, put in 2.5 hrs of effort and it only paid me a couple hundred dollars. Hmmmmm, that would be almost one hundred dollars an hour. Who do you know makes that kind of money at a job? Instead they bad mouth the whole work at home industry. I mean look around…..are you an NBA or WNBA star? Are there guys and gals making it to the NBA or WNBA? What about the NHL? Do you play in the NHL? Are there guys still being drafted into the NHL yearly? What about the NFL…….? Are you getting it?

With Network Marketing, you don’t need to be a genetically perfect subject to make it to the top of this industry. You must however be willing work. Yes you will fail. As with all successful people there will be some challenges. But with this wonderful industry of building relationships and friendships, you can learn the skills to reduce so many of the challenges. It’s time to learn the “Right Way” to do this business. Join my mailing list and be on my first alert for my trainings.

Remember, as in life…..you do nothing…..you get nothing. PERIOD!

Where do you want to be in 5 years?

Getting up out of bed to rush off to work, stressed out and just plain sick and tired?

OR

Getting up with your children putting on one of your many favorite baseball caps then making them breakfast, and talking with them about how their day is going to be and what you’ll be doing with them on the weekend.

It’s really your choice. Anyone can have this lifestyle. You only need the skills and daily consistent and persistent effort, towards your goal.

You decide!

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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Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Today is the day the world comes together. Take a few minutes and watch this inspirational video. It shows that talent is important, but true heart and determination will always triumph in the end. Just click the read more link right below.

Makes you think right?

You obtain the success you desire by working harder, learning harder, and developing the skills you must have in order to become talented!

Here’s an Aerial Photo Panorama of the Olympic Village in Vancouver Canada. It’s truly breath taking! http://bit.ly/biE4hb

Many will be glued to their televisions to watch the opening cerimonies todays. If you don’t know where to get information, just access the official 2010 Winter Olympic site at….http://www.vancouver2010.com/

This is a new decade, and what better way to start that decade than with a coming together of countries. Those who made it to the Olympics to compete did so with heart, talent and a never give up attitude!

Here is a listing of the 30 Greatest Olympic Stories.
http://www.olympics30.com/

Everyone of the stories talks about overcoming. Driving to be perfect. Never giving up. Dreaming with a goal in mind. Being mental tough. Believing in oneself. Being positive. Having the right mindset. A Powerful Attitude and so much more!

If an athlete can become an Olympian, why can’t you become a success in the home based business, MLM or Network Marketing arena? I mean think about it. Many of these athletes overcame huge almost impossible obsticles to attain greatness. The only thing stopping you from becoming great in Network Marketing is YOU!

Yep I said it….YOU!

You are what’s standing in your way. Get out of your own way, and great things will happen.

Believe in yourself….PERIOD!

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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