Rebuilding your TEAM when it Slows Down.

Here are my thoughts. Over the years I’ve been fortunate
enough to build several organizations from scratch.

I’ve done very well each time.

I used to always build with one eye in the back of my
head looking for the exit when things started slowing
down..which it always did lol.

Eventually, everything slows down. It’s a law of nature.

What goes up… must come down.

It happens in large corporate America with companies
like Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Amazon, eBay, Restaurants,
Retail Stores,
Costco, etc…

We sometimes forget the stories of these giants in their
first 2-3 years. Sometimes in their first 5-7 years, some major
setback or slowdown happened.

No difference in the world of MLM.

The only difference with EACH Business or Organization
that slows down… is what each person does WHEN
the “slow down season” hits.

My entire perspective changed when I sat down with
a very very successful Network Marketer at an industry
​wide convention in Las Vegas.

I told him that it looked like things were slowing down a little bit
in Business for me.

He asked me how long I had actually been working and building my
Business on a high level (level 10 type activity).

I told him I’d been in the company for about 1 year. He laughed out loud.
He literally “LOL’d”.

He then asked me something that really shook my core.

“Elias, out of that short 1 year that you’ve been in the company, how
much of that time would you say you have spent actually recruiting
and hard core building?”

I answered “100% honest… probably about 6 of those months.”

He laughed even harder.

I started laughing just to calm the awkwardness that I was feeling.
I mean, this was starting to get way out of hand i’m thinking.
This dude is laughing about my Business. lol.

He turns to me and says…
“Bro, Business hasn’t slowed down. You are still Building!
until you’ve done 2-3 solid “90 Day Runs” and BUILT in the
trenches with each spike of growth as you work deep THEN
you have built up the right to look at your Business and
assess whether or not Business is even remotely STARTING
to slow down!”

He then went on to tell me that I will usually get to that point
in about 18-24 months. And that is AFTER heavy, heavy building.

This was an advanced, aggressive conversation between to
industry leaders who have built on larger levels but it also
applies to EVERY SINGLE person who aspires to be an
entrepreneur in the Network Marketing profession.

You can’t really talk about Business slowing down unless
your Business really even started moving yet.

You can’t really talk about the wave dying out when you
are still in the process of catching it!

You can’t really talk about having to re-build a wall that
was never there!

And… you can’t talk about having to re-build a starter
team when you haven’t even gotten out of practice!!

“When you change the way you look at situations,
your situations change.” -Tony Robbins

Get out there and take it to the NextLevel my friends!!

​EC

How To PLAN For An Explosive Month

If you don’t have a plan…you plan to fail.

In this video I talk about having a plan, a backup for that plan,
then having a backup to that backup plan. lol.

Sounds crazy, but it’s true.

It’s actually pretty simple in logic.
It’s very simple to do.

What’s your plan this month to explode your Business?
Please comment, Please share your thoughts!

EC

 

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p.s.s… If you don’t have a PLAN to build a list & a following
of highly qualified prospects, you should take a look
at the System I’ve been using while building several massive
organizations of over 10K people.

Faith, Skill, Business, & Bricks…(1 min. read)

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Why do some people crumble in the face of discourgment and others rise from the ashes, bigger and better than before? What is the secret? Faith, as Steve Jobs said, and I would like to add Skill.

In business, I like to think of faith as the willingness to believe that good can come out of any situation we are faced with. One of the ways I “keep the faith” is by acquiring skills. Every unique challenge also poses a unique moment to learn something new. Sometimes, you even discover skills that you never knew you had. Faith and skill go hand in hand. Skills require faith to attain and faith requires skills to maintain.

Challenges are inevitable. Our willingness to see them as opportunities to learn and push forward, is what makes the difference. Keep the faith, learn new skills, and while life throws bricks, we will build our dreams. Mahalo.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday April 27, 2016 | 10:00 AM HST

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When Talent Meets Grit…(1 min read)

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I know, it’s never easy to hear but hey, it’s tough love.  Plus I didn’t say it he did and if he sold 350 million copies of his books and counting, maybe we should listen.

How much grit is enough?  When you know you have the talent, when you know you have the passion to be great, it can be frustrating when success doesn’t come as quick as we think it should.  Sometimes we focus too much on talent.  Take a car for example.  Talent is like a  brand new sports car.  Opportunities are like high octane fuel.  But my friends, all of that will sit idle in a garage without someone willing to drive it.  Drive your own talent, don’t wait for someone to do it.

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They’re Finally Catching On…(2 min read)

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What’s the point of success if you end up alone?  The true beauty of the network marketing industry is finally being recognized today thanks to the widespread understanding of collaboration. Traditionally modeled companies are seeing that it pays to work in teams, something the network marketers industry has been doing all along.

Take Avon for example.  It was founded in 1886 to help women create an independent stream of income from home. To put it in greater perspective, that was 34 years before women had the right to vote.  They proudly wave the flag “empowering women for 130 years.”

Some network marketers find loop holes, ways to mass recruit and you can make a large amount of money doing that. However, if you’d like to make an income and impact other peoples’ lives, build a team.

True network marketers know that the success of their network marketing business is directly predicated on the success of their teams.  True network marketing is personal development and service disguised as business.  Why make just an income, when you can make an income and a difference?

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Time To Leave The Shore…(2 min read)

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A pic and a thought to start off this week.  A little surf story because you know how I roll.  When my kids were learning how to surf, one of the very first skills I taught them was how to read the ocean.  They learned to identify currents, tides, and how to count the sets.

For any of you unfamiliar with the ocean, waves come in sets.  Sometimes a rouge wave or what we call a freak set will roll in.  For the most part, they are predictable and patterned.  Between each set is a period of calm.  That calm period is the best time to paddle out or in.  Reading the patterns keeps you safe.  Sometimes, so safe you never want to leave the shore.

In network marketing, many get caught on the shore reading the sets.  The “personal development trap,” I call it.  We’ve all been there in some way, shape, or form.  You keep studying, training, and waiting for the best time to go for it.

I say, you already know enough to get started. Start small and work your way up. By all means at least get in the water and paddle around in the shallow.  Get a feel for the current and the temperature of the water.  Learn from other people out there “killing it” in their business.

You’ve counted the sets, now lets paddle out!  Happy Monday!

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A Lesson Only BROKE Can Teach…(1 min read)

broke-monopoly-guyWhen you have nothing left financially or when you’re starting from the bottom, what you DO HAVE is very obvious.  In the midst of crisis, you don’t have time to focus on what you can’t do.  If you were standing next to someone who suddenly started to suffer a massive heart attack would you:

A.  Call for help, “Does anyone know CPR?!”

B.  Call for, “Who doesn’t know CPR, so I can eventually find someone who does?!”

I’m going to assume we all would say A!  That is the core of  self-awareness: Knowing your strengths.  Tough times are the best teachers.  Get in a habit of responding to tough situations with strength.  Be a first RESPONDER not a first REACTOR.  Use the struggle as mental conditioning to develop your emotional IQ.  Wealth does not eradicate crisis.  Don’t think that when you get to the top, you’ll have the time to be “a nice guy” or a “patient person.”  Who you are in the pit is who you will be on the top.

When I say BROKE, I mean it figuratively.  It can mean out of money, out of encouragement, and so on.  At some point in our lives we all feel BROKE.  And that my friends can be the start of your self-awareness journey.  Mahalo for reading.  You know how it goes, let get connected.

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Call for Back-Up!…(1 min read)

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If you get knocked down, you get back up again, right?  If it were that easy, most people would do it.  I say, getting back-up makes getting back up a whole lot easier.  We live in a time where we can access any information with our fingertips from a smart phone.  People ask their FaceBook friends for parenting tips.  My daughter teachers herself math on Khan Academy.

My point is, the back-up we need is out there, we just need to search for it.  Chances are someone has been through a similar struggle as you and has talked about it on some on-line platform.  Today, it’s not about “who’s the smartest,” it’s about ” who’s the most resourceful.”  Comment below, email me your questions.  My goal is to back YOU up & bring YOU content that is relevant, that will save you time.  Aloha my friends!

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3 Tips to Get You Pitch Perfect…(2 min read)

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We’ve all heard of the “elevator pitch,” (explain your business in 30 seconds) but how effective is it really? Are you even using it properly? I hear this word get thrown around to the point of exhaustion.  Today it’s often synonymous with uncomfortable sales situations and coercion tactics.  If you take the time to sharpen up this skill it can be prove to be indispensable. Lets use the metaphor of baseball.  Take MLB Champ Tom Seaver for example, arguably one of the best pitchers of all time.  He has spent a lifetime perfecting his pitch through victory and defeat.  Here are a few of his quotes:

“The artful pitcher must take the inevitable peaks and valleys of pitching in stride and never give in to the batters or lose sight of his/her own strengths.”

  1. Prepare yourself & bet on your strengths: Right out the gates, you can’t possibly know everything about the product or service you are marketing.  A good start is to learn a whole lot about what YOU love about your product first.  Add this to your pitch and it will naturally ooze with genuine passion and excitement.

 

“Pitch within yourself.”

  1. Be You: The script is an outline to help you stay on track. If you’re company encourages a certain language or script, use it in your own way.  Your family and friends know you. They can read your pitch a mile away if you suddenly switch to “script reading robot” mode.  With a cold contact (someone you’ve met for the first time), you can be more formal but be careful if it’s outside of your strength zone.

 

“God is living in New York, and he’s a Mets fan.”

  1. Conviction: Gain a personal conviction of your product or service.  Most elevator pitches lead to more dialog and usually the next phase of the conversation will be, “Have you tried it?” “What do you like about it?”  After working so hard to encourage dialog you don’t want to start fumbling with your words.  People respect authenticity.

Be consistent in your efforts and don’t worry about the numbers.  Apply these tips to your elevator speech and let me know how it goes.  Let’s Play Ball!

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Why You Should Be Grateful For Objections…(2 min read)

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ob·jec·tion
əbˈjekSH(ə)n/
noun
1. an expression or feeling of disapproval or opposition; a reason for disagreeing.

Take note of the first 4 words of this definition.  That is why you should get excited for objections.  When someone is giving you an objection, they are expressing to you a feeling.  It may not be a good feeling but it is an expression, and that means you have started to build a closer relationship.  The main reason behind the growth of Zappos.com (on-line shoe company) is the care in which they handle objections.  They offer every customer a 365-day return policy with free shipping both ways.  Can they really make money with such a generous return policy?  Won’t people take advantage of that?  Zappos is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon with an annual revenue over $2 billion.  The vision for the company, painted by 24 year-old Tony Hsieh, was simple and crystal clear.

“We’re a service company that just happens to sell shoes.”

Currently, Zappos.com is a model company of online customer service.  They have excelled in handling objections because in my opinion they don’t “Handle It,” they “Accept Them.”  They use objections as a platform to build lasting customer relationships.  How can we apply this to network marketing?

  1.  Have A Long-Term Mindset:  Think in 10-20 year increments.  Listen to your prospect’s concerns and don’t rush them.  Start the relationship and revisit the prospect at a later date.
  2. Pay Attention:  Listen to the concern and offer solutions that are relevant to them.
  3. Product Knowledge:  Educate yourself on commonly asked questions.  If you don’t know the answer, know where to find the answer in less than 5 minutes.  Find the answer for them, don’t just refer them to a site with info.
  4. Put Your Gloves Down:  Don’t get defensive.  This is emotional fitness at it’s best.  Hearing objections for the first time can be a bit shocking but the edge wears off over time.
  5. Find Solutions: If the objection comes from a customer not happy with a product, know your company’s customer service channels.  Fix problems as fast as humanly possible.  Take care of the situation for them.

I hope you find these points helpful.  Leave a comment below.  I’d love to see how you handle objections.

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Even If It’s Just A Little Bit…(1 min read)

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Easter, for many is a time of re-birth.  It’s a season of reflection and hope.  Whether you are religious or not, I encourage you to embrace at least this one principle.  Be Better.  Even if its just a little bit better, its still an improvement.  The road to acquiring any skill or dream is riddled with pot holes and detours.  Seth Godin says:

“The purpose isn’t to please the critics.  The purpose is to make your work better.”

Keep at it my friends.  You learn and earn, its on the job training.  Don’t be discouraged by failure because you will miss the lesson that it teaches you.

 

Episode #7: The “Big Job” Myth

If I had a dollar every time I heard someone say that the
company that they were in was THE MAJOR run, the BIG HIT,
I’d be an overnight millionaire!

The purpose of todays post is to inform you that the
BIG DEAL to riches doesn’t exist!

Well, at least not in the way most people think.

The only thing that exists is consistency, long term
vision, and non stop hustle for the long haul.

You need to learn to love the hustle!

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Even though you might have a HOT deal of a company and you have great
work ethic, you REALLY need to have a system of getting your
information in front of a massive amount of people resulting
in a steady flow of quality leads that are interested in your Business.

If you don’t have a steady flow of quality prospects you don’t have
a Business. Take a peak at the system that myself along with many
other top producers have been systematically using to get prospects.

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EC

Why your closest friends don’t join you in your MLM

It’s no secret.

Your friends don’t join you in your MLM
because they know all your trash.

Your friends remember every failure you’ve
ever encountered in life. They remember
every time you said that “this was the one”.

The reason why your friends don’t join you
in you business is because you need to stop
making YOURSELF THE ISSUE!

Use the tools my friends.

Instead of yapping your mouth about what you
think you sound good explaining,
use a tool.

Instead of yapping your mouth about what your
comp plan,
send them the video.

Instead of yapping your mouth about your
company founder and the secret plant that was
found at the top of such n such mountain,
send them the video.

Basically, the closer the relationship…
The less you get yapping.

EC

Will you ever STOP recruiting?

Some folks in this industry will lead their followers to believe that
they won’t ever stop recruiting because they ABSOLUTELY LOVE recruiting
and building to the fullest.

Some of these leaders actually truly do believe in this mindset and
actually do it. Reality is, very very few actually stay in this
phase for an extended period of time.

A bunch of these folks will sit on top of a group and help close
out prospects on 3 way calls. That’s not the kind of recruiting I’m
talking about here. I’m speaking about personal production here.

Most distributors that are of that “NON-STOP RECRUITING” mindset don’t
know that they are only one tough question away from quitting.

Eventually, You need to ask yourself a couple of
questions:

1) If my opportunity is a residual income machine that is supposed
to provide residual income for the rest of my life, how long would it
take for my income to zero out once I personally step out of the picture?

2) How many people in the group are able to lead WITHOUT me holding their hand?
Would my Business continue to generate the current income and volume
production WITHOUT me recruiting like a wild animal?

Truth is, a few folks really truly do LOVE recruiting
and don’t mind staying in that mode.

However, in most cases, the majority will eventually get tired
of spinning on the hamster wheel.

It might take months or years…
But usually the whole reason most people join MLM is to semi-retire and live life.
Those who TRULY love this industry will retire INTO this industry.

Good leaders create followers.
Great leaders create leaders.

Good leaders love to be needed.
Great leaders love to succeed.

The point here is to ask yourself the question: “Can I sustain this level
of activity for the next 2-3 years?”

The bigger question is: “Can anyone in my group sustain this level of activity
for the next 2-3 years?”

The EVEN bigger question is: “What will happen if I answered NO to both the
questions above?”

Of course, if you are honest with yourself you will need to start getting
serious about finding an answer.

Just because you love what you do, it doesn’t mean it’s a solid business
model financially speaking.
In that case, there would be tons of millionaires in every town
making copious amounts of money from collecting stamps… and I’d be
a multi millionaire just from surfing waves in the ocean. #notgonnahappen

EC

What’s your number?

sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a Video for everybody.
But I finally recorded one today and placed it at the bottom of
this article.

I’ve been a little quiet online but VERY VERY busy with Business
and the everyday stuff.

So in my recent eMail to my list I talked about how a friend of mine
sat down 1 year ago, made a list of 100 people, recruited 1 person,
that one person quit after only a few days, but my friend still kept
at it.

He sat down 30 days ago and re-wrote an entirely brand new list
of 100 people.

He ended up recruiting 10 people from that list at the top package in
his company. Dozens of people from that list came in as customers.

Here’s what makes that work…

See you on the Beach!!!
EC

Are You Really Failing In Network Marketing? Let’s Find Out.

I’ve been talking with a number of folks this week who are struggling
in their Business. I was talking with this lady and she asked me, “Why
do so many people fail in this industry?”

I thought about it for a minute. Something about what she asked didn’t
really sit well with me. It took me a second to figure out what it was.

When I figured it out, I gave her my insight on her question. She got
misty eyed and truly felt my answer resonated with the reason why she
has been sticking in this industry despite so many setbacks.

When I finally had a few minutes, I flipped the camera on and
recorded my feelings on whether or not you are failing in this
industry. Hope you like it! Please LIKE, SHARE, & COMMENT.

EC

How You Can STOP Negativity Dead In It’s Tracks

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2 tips on how to get better at prospecting

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When Friends turn on you in MLM. What to do.

It’s really interesting when I hear the horror stories
from un-assuming MLM reps that run into “NFL Drama” and
don’t know what to do about it.

By the way, “NFL” stands for “No Friends Left”.

Some MLMer’s run into this drama because they don’t really
understand that in order for them to become successful, they
need to start hanging around different people anyway.

Of course, no one UPLINE really wants to tell them that
will most likely happen but it’s a hard reality that only
those WILLING to pay the price will eventually figure out
themselves when the time is right.

Personally, I’ve lost many friends and will continue to lose more.
I also MAKE a considerable amount of NEW friends on a daily basis
(but that’s not the point of this article).

I’ve lost friends in this industry and out of this industry.
I’ve lost friends in my company and out of my company.

It sucks, sure. Is it worth it?? Well, it depends.

You see, I’m from a small town on a small Island here in Hawaii
and everybody knows (or at least they think they know) everything
about your business.

Here’s what most people might not know:

In 2006, I started making money online and told myself I would
NEVER “pitch people I knew”again just because it was too easy to
make money with people you had no pre attached emotions to.

THE DAY THE GAME CHANGED.

One day, as I sat at my computer and stared at the screen,
I felt somewhat empty. Knowing that I was helping so many people
other than my own friends and family. So many of them
were struggling financially as I just watched from the sidelines knowing
I had powerful options that could change their life.

It was easy to shake it off and continue on in my path of “cold market” success.
However, it bothered me.

After a while, the burden became heavy.
I saw a raging fire and I had a water hose.
I saw a serious problem and I had serious answer.
It started to haunt my conscience.

I knew FULL WELL there would be a price for putting myself out
there in my warm market once again, but I was committed
to that price once and for all.

To this day, I’ve created so many success stories and major
financial options for others that it seriously humbles me.

I’ve helped over 300+ people (just in my Visalus Business) get into
a BMW and make an extra $1,800-$2,000 a month.

I make it a point to never forget how just $500 can make a major
difference in peoples lives.

I’ve helped dozens of people (just in my Visalus Business) create
six figure a year incomes.

When you consider the thousands of people NOT IN VISALUS
with me that I coach & train in other companies, the numbers get astounding.

When you consider all the people that have improved their
lifestyles (health, financial, mental, etc…) through
my simple decision it is really overwhelming.

You see, here’s the thing:

It’s usually the people that don’t empower anyone and don’t
give anyone a shot at financial freedom that don’t get talked about.
They are “cool” with the crowd.
They don’t get the “bad press”.
Infact, they are the biggest “MLM Naysayers” out there (which is the funny thing).

However, the ones that give people a shot.
The ones who put themselves out there.
The ones who risk it all for the sake of others.

Those are the ones who will get the most opposition.
You can’t blame the nay sayers.
They are just programmed to be that way.

It’s just a natural way of life. It’s natural progression.

I just had a very interesting discussion with a certain someone
the other day. This person asked me if I felt bad about seeing
people fail after trying “so hard” in their MLM business only to
end up in defeat.

I asked that person if the owner of their company felt bad
about them being on welfare. Obviously, I knew their story.
I asked that person if the owner of that hotel company
felt bad about the fact that they were severely overweight.
Once again… I knew their story.

I also asked that person if anyone felt bad for ME when I was
struggling with no food in my refrigerator at times, car
repossessed, electricity shut off, with a wife and 3 kids to answer
to.

A couple of my “friends” knew of my struggle. Offered some moral support. Nice.

Did anyone FEEL BAD for him?? For me??

I knew the answer to that question was NO. I didn’t expect anyone
to feel sorry for me. I just knew it was going to be worth it one day.

Truth is, my friends manager will CARE LESS when 15-20 years from
now when they get replaced by someone younger, smarter, faster,
who will work for less.

Ok, let’s give Mr. Manager the benefit of the doubt.
Maybe Mr. Manager WILL care.

Question is this: What options will he provide then???

Remember: Person who provides options…bad.
Person who provides none…good???

Seriously?. Interesting.

You see, I used to take it personal. However, as you become more
successful in this industry you begin to understand the
true price for success as a Network Marketing Leader.

I’m not talking about JUST a “Business Owner”,
I’m REALLY targeting the “Network Marketing Business Owners” out there.

This article isn’t a rant of some sort.
I’ve known this for years.
I’ve been where many of YOU are right now.

I write this article for those of you that wonder
how someone like myself deals with the rejection,
the loss of “friends”, the loss of…whoever
due to this industry.

You get used to it. It sucks at times.
I found myself a little down (for a minute) just
recently BUT I understand the price. I understand
the cause. I understand the Movement.

When you truly understand the price, you don’t just walk
away and give up.

I don’t know Martin Luther King personally, but I’m sure
he lost a little bit of friends.

I don’t know Ghandi personally, but I’m sure he lost
some friends.

I don’t know Donald Trump personally, but I’m sure he
lost some friends.

I don’t know Bill Gates, but I’m sure he lost some
friends.

I don’t know Steve Jobs personally, but I’m sure he
lost some friends.

I don’t know Mark Zuckerburg (Founder of Facebook), but I’m
sure he lost some friends.

You better believe they made MORE (and BETTER) friends, but
that’s another article for another time.

You’ll lose friends, face it. The only ones that really MATTER, will stick by your side.
They might not rock the business with you, but they’ll always have
your back and support you.

Those who truly love you, will be there for you no matter what.
Stop worrying about the “friends” that won’t be there anyway.

It’s kinda interesting how when you make it to the top,
those “friends” will come out of the woodworks pat you on your back and
say they “knew” you’d make it anyway.

You’ll get your heart broken a little. sure.

It’ll happen. All great success stories know that it’s bound
to happen. There is NO question as to IF it will happen.

The only question is…

Will you be willing to pay the price WHEN it does?…

-EC

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How to make more money in your MLM and generate a consistent flow of traffic & leads.
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How to truly make that SHIFT in your Business (Real Talk Sessions)

A lot of people ask me, How do I KILL IT in my mlm
business? How do I explode my business?!

Well, the answer is pretty simple.

Infact, I’m here in Anaheim California recently and
I shot this video that talks about how to truly make
that shift in your business.

  • No amount of personal development books will fix this.
  • No amount of company conventions will replace this.
  • No amount of positive affirmation pics on your facebook
    wall or Pinterest account will replace this…

If you are still struggling to KILL IT in your Network Marketing Business,
you seriously need to just start getting in front of more qualified
prospects. Obviously this is in ADDITION to getting proper coaching
and training on how to do it.

Here’s how I generate a serious number of leads everyday.

-EC

Day #14 of the craziest thing I’ve done so far..BBoy Challenge??..

When most people think of a successful, multiple 6 figure earner
in the Network Marketing profession they usually don’t think
about some guy that is spinning around on the ground doing
breakdance moves.

Well…

Crazy to say, that would be ME.

Watch my Day #14 update video (at the bottom) on my B-Boy Challenge. The craziest
thing I’ve done in a long time. At 33 years old, almost 200 pounds,
not very flexible, and sore joints, this is a pretty daunting task.

My 90 Day Challenge is to do continuous Windmills and a few other
breakdance moves within that time. I was able to do 2 windmills in a row back in High
School. I was never able to do CONTINUOUS windmills… 16 YEARS AGO!! lol.. In addition, I was 120 pounds in High School.

I’m now almost 200 pounds. That means I have to get to at least 165-170.

You see, the tricky part about this challenge is that most
people would just think that it’s some dude that is dancing
around like crazy up there.

Most people don’t understand that you have to be considerably flexible…
as of right now, I’m not. Even though I’m more flexible now than I was
90 days ago.

  • You need to be able to support your own body weight. Pull ups, freezes,

push ups, one handed pushups aren’t even a question if you want
to breakdance.

  • Your joints need to be able to handle the kind of impact
    that they get put through.
  • Your cardio needs to be in top shape. Try “top rocking”
    for about 3 minutes straight and let me know how that goes for you. lol…

    • Your muscles need to be lean and flexible, not “gym type” puffy.
      That won’t do anything for top rocks, power moves, etc…

      • Your abs need to be strong. Your core needs to be in top shape.
        Getting a six pack is one thing… Being able to hold your body
        in a freeze position on your hands is another. It’s not just the look
        of abs, it’s functional.
      • Amongst a bunch of other things comes the most IMPORTANT of all:
        • You need to have style. Know how to dance. Formulate your own combos and make it look GOOD. That’s the part NO regular gym can teach you.Well… wish me luck.Oh, and did I mention the part about doing all of this while still running
          a Network Marketing Business with thousands of promoters to work with, internet marketing clients, 3 children, their homework, wife,
          restaurant business, and travel / business schedule all
          at the same time??

          Check out the video.

Making a list…checking it twice

Anytime I hear that aspiring network marketers have
run out of their warm market or “people to pitch”
my heart goes out to them.

On the other hand, I get excited for them because
now the fun is just getting started.

If you are willing to truly “be in the game” and
stick it out and consider yourself a REAL marketer
you have to understand that this is where the
real fun begins because it is only at this point
that your REAL creative juices start flowing.

This is where the REAL marketer comes out.
This is where the SALESPERSON in you comes to a
dead stop because a salesperson is only as good
as that prospect in front of them.

A marketer brings the prospects to the table FIRST.

What good is the best salesperson in the world
if they have NO customers to “pitch”, right?

So…

Let’s talk very quickly about what I would do if I
were personally running out of people to talk to.

I’d start asking my upline leadership what they do
in order to get more leads. I’d start asking people
who’ve been in the business for more than 6 months
what they are doing to get people in their info funnel
of information.

Speaking of which…if you have no funnel, you have no business.

There are sooo many things you can do, but the trick
is that you must be willing to step outside of your
comfort zone. Money is made in the fear zone..remember that.

For example:

1) Go to a different barber / salon than you are used to.
2) Bank at a different bank.
3) Attend a different church ward (or whatever you call it)
just for an hour or so.
4) Take a different route on lunch break.
5) Join the Local Chamber Of Commerce.
6) Attend all the “local events” happening in your city.
7) Volunteer in a service project.
8) Talk to different people at lunch
9) Eat at the different place for crying out loud.
10) Go to a different gym
11) Take your kids to a different park

I could go on for hours here with about 500+ ideas,
but you probably get the idea…get uncomfortable.

You need to understand that getting new prospects is a little
tricky because not very many people have the spine or the
guts to own up to the fact that it’s a little daunting to get
more leads LOCALLY in a “person to person” setting.

There are hundreds more ways to get more leads.
If you still need more ideas be sure to attend my
periodic coaching webinars that I hold regarding generating
leads.

Now…

Let’s quickly (and I mean very quickly) talk about generating
more leads in an online fashion..

This is where you would seriously need to visit my website
http://www.truemlmresults.com and see how the big players are
making moves in this type of business.

If you truly wish to generate leads in an online setting,
the entire name of the game here is VALUE.

You need to offer some type of value for anyone to be attracted to
you or your business in an online setting…
Actually, the “Value Rule” applies OFFLINE as well.

For starters here are a couple ways to get noticed online…
(notice I said “noticed”.. careful selection of that word)

1) Join a few different Facebook groups and study what the
information / discussion flow is like.

2) Identify the discussions that you can add genuine value to.

3) Ask questions in the group and generate discussion about topics
surrounding the target market you are going after.
(I talk about that in truemlmresults.com)
4) Create a blog and blog about actual topics that can help people.
Don’t just blog about all the money they can make by reading
your posts and join your team! LAME…lol

5) Comment on youtube channels. Join conversation threads on
chat boards, etc..

[IF YOU CAN HANDLE A MARKETING BUDGET..PPC]
6) PPC google, facebook, etc… (Pay Per Click) You need to
make sure you have a pretty healthy budget to work out the kinks.
You want to set aside AT LEAST $100-$200 for starters.

There are many more ways to generate leads online and once again,
you’ll be able to find out more IN DEPTH information about online
lead generation at http://www.truemlmresults.com

Is online marketing the key to MLM success?? NO.
Is warm market the key to MLM?? Not entirely.
Is RELATIONSHIPS the key to MLM? YES.
Is it possible to convert an online lead to relationship?? hmmmm.

The question is this… Can an online lead become a warm
market lead?? If you can figure out how to do this, you’ll
find it a lot easier to convert recruits.

That’s it for today. If you have any questions, please
hit up the comment box. Please share the love, like,
and comment.

EC

What I learned about being broke…when I was broke.

I remember once that someone told me “You find out the
true character of a man when by what he does when
he is down”

And then I heard some years later that “you find
out the true character of a man by what they do
NOT when they are down, but their actions when
they are at the top”.

We sometimes think that the test is what we do
when we are in the dumps financially, mentally,
emotionally, etc…

But you see, isn’t it easier to manage your money
when you have none to spend?

Isn’t it easier to manage a group of 2 people versus
2,000?

Isn’t is easier to motivate yourself versus trying
to motivate thousands at the same time?

Isn’t it easier to make certain promises to a couple
people versus a couple thousand??

I maintain that the true test of Character of a person
is not what they do while they are down, but what
they do when they are successful.

Yes, no one is perfect but WHEN (not IF) they mess
up, how they deal with that problem is the test.

You are creating your success story right now
my friend. People are watching you right now
and waiting for you to make a move.

What move will you make?

The bottom line is this.. If you aren’t successful
than you are on your journey to that level.

What you do on that journey will greatly determine
what you do when you get to your destination.

If you give up on your journey, If success
is ever handed to you…Chances are, you will
be a spineless wimp and give up while you are at
the top anyway.

So, What did I learn about being broke while
I was broke myself??

I learned that whatever I did on my journey
to creating wealth, would determine what I would
do when I finally actually reached it.

Let’s go down a list of things I was doing when

I was dead broke:

1) I sold whatever I could & sacrificed to get to
company training events.
2) I constantly studied the industry.
3) I sought out mentors and coaches.
4) I surrounded myself with quality people.
5) I learned from EVERY situation (some people call these “failures”)
6) I worried more about CREATING versus SAVING.
7) I always, always, always read good books.
8) I always “acted as if” I were successful.
I tricked my brain sometimes into thinking I were already there.
9) I worked hard.
10) I had some freakin guts. I quit jobs that everyone said I was
stupid for leaving. If I felt that the job wasn’t empowering to
my story, I was out. I always had the end in mind.
11) I always had integrity and never lied about my success.
12) I always helped people even if I didn’t make me money.

Funny thing is, even as a multiple six figure earner in this industry
I still do EVERYTHING listed above. I’m always raising the bar.
I always start my day as if it’s day #1.

What are you doing on your journey?
Please comment below, like, share.

-EC

Great Leaders Aren’t Born…Only Babies.

I recently heard a story told by John C. Maxwell. He
talked about a group of tourists that were roaming around
this really old town taking pictures, taking in the sites,
talking to people, etc…

One of the tourists sat down at a bench where an old
man was seated.

Right as soon as he sat down, he asked the old man
“How many great men were born in this town?”

It took a few seconds for the old man to respond
and he finally said “No great men were born here,
only babies”.

The moral of the story is that so many times we as
Network Marketers idolize leaders who have created
a phenomenal amount of success in the industry.

We sometimes forget that these great leaders are
GREAT because they got really good at doing the
small tasks very well.

If you can’t wake up at 6am to get front row seats
at your convention, what makes you think you’ll wake
up at 5am to get on the phone with your prospects
2 time zones ahead of you?

If you can’t spend $99 for tickets to a company convention,
what makes you think that you will get an entire team of
people to get to events.

If you can’t make 1 phone call to your “chicken list” prospect,
what makes you think that you can teach an entire team
of people how to conquer their fears of talking to their
contacts.

Remember my friends…

Great leaders aren’t instantly created in this business.
They sign applications, make their first call, write their
first blog post
, shoot their first video, & get nervous
in front of their first presentation…just like many
of you.

Only NEW PROMOTERS join this business.

That’s it.

Get out there and KILL IT in your Network Marketing business.

-ec

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Success is in the ROUTINE

Success in Network Marketing is nothing more than
having a systematic routine to create an
environment conducive for business success.

One of the most powerful things you can do is
figure out how you operate the best, what routine or
ritual you do to get yourself in that peak state
and do it over and over and over again.

The reason most people don’t find a lot of
success in Home based business is simply because
when you are “at home”, you don’t feel like
you are running a business so you end up
doing things that you would normally do at home.

It takes a lot of self-discipline to become a truly
successful Network Marketer that can operate on
“Level 10” at home.

Most people would find themselves at home playing
the xBox or playing computer games at home thinking
that they are actually “working” their business.

It’s all in your daily routine.

From the moment you wake up to the moment you
go to sleep (at least for the first 3-6 months working
your business from home) you should have a schedule
or a routine that keeps you on track.

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If you don’t MAKE an effective routine, the less effective
routine will MAKE YOU.
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That is certainly NOT where you want to end up.

Start today and create a routine that outlines
the first 3 hours of your day…everday.

Follow that routine for 2 weeks and let me know
how it worked for you. Please comment below and
share!

Have a fantastic day & KILL IT in your business!!

Title Leader vs. Real Leader

Just because you recruited some people and they
did the same doesn’t necessarily mean that they SHOULD
follow what you are doing.

That doesn’t make you FOLLOW-ABLE just yet.

 

That certainly makes you “someone-who-recruited-a-few-people”.

 

Don’t get too down on yourself if people aren’t
following you like you would like them to.

 The best medicine for that is, LEAD THE CHARGE.

If you are constantly recruiting NEW blood to your team,
help them achieve the smallest forms of success over
and over again and you will have people who will follow
you to the ends of the earth.

Everybody loves to be a leader but very few are truly
willing to do what it takes to become that leader.

 

1)   Consistently Recruit NEW people.

2)   Show them SUCCESS in it’s smallest forms early in the game.

3)   Always let your team know that you are ALL IN.  Mean it.

4)   Formulate a great game plan, do it yourself, show your team how.

If you run this 4 step formula, it will dramatically
change the way you do business and improve your
results of your team duplicating what you do.

Get out there and KILL IT in your Network Marketing business.

 

-elias

The ONLY Thing You Get Paid For In Business

What TRULY pays you in business?

If you really think about what really makes you money in this
business, you’d probably be surprised at what you are wasting
your time on—or even NOT spending enough time on.

What do you get paid for in MLM?

• Dropping off brochures to your prospects workplace?
• Making cool little prospecting packages?
• Making blog posts?
• Facebook wall posts?
• Creating cool YouTube videos with great intros?
• Setting up cool product displays in your house?
• Going to trade shows?
• On and on and on, you get the point…

The shocking thing is that you don’t get paid to do any
of these things above. Here’s a shocker…You don’t even
get paid to prospect!!

Prospecting leads to more information…that’s it.

The only thing you get paid to do in this business is…

HELP PEOPLE MAKE AN EMOTIONAL DECISION TO BUY.

Oh, I can just hear it: “But Elias, we don’t sell anything!”
…get over it.
Yes you do.
You 1st MARKET, then you end with the SALE.

If there is anything you really need to get good at in
this industry, it’s helping people make a decision.

Over the coming days in future posts and videos, I’ll be
discussing some seriously eye-opening tactics on how to
get people to make a quick, positive decision to move
forward with your information.

Please comment and share!

-EC

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IF YOU ARE SICK AND TIRED OF DEALING WITH DEAD BEAT, BROKE PROSPECTS AND TIRED OF YOUR UPLINE GIVING YOU THE BLANK LOOK WHEN ASKED ABOUT MAKING REAL MONEY AND GETTING HIGH QUALITY PROSPECTS, CLICK HERE. UNLESS YOU ARE ALREADY MAKING A CRAZY AMOUNT OF CASH AND TONS OF LEADS.
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What are you doing with your time?

How is it that someone who makes a million dollars a year
and someone who makes $25,000 a year have the same 24 hrs?

They have the same amount of time in the day but
somewhere along the line, the person who is making $1M
realized how to multiply every step.

So for every step he takes, he moves 10 feet ahead of
the $25K person.

Think about this:
If we were both headed to a destination 5 miles away
but you ran and I drove in a car, Wouldn’t we both
have traveled the same distance??

You see, the reason why I make more money than most
in this industry is because I found out how to multiply
every step and value every minute.

Here’s your homework:
Think about how you can double your production in your
MLM business in the same amount of time you have put
into it last week.

I’m curious, message me and let me know your progress.

-ec

How To Speak The Language Of Success

Do you know that you are what you eat?
Most people know that…

You are also what you speak too.

Study after study has shown that if you have a larger
vocabulary, you are most likely making more money
than the person who doesn’t.

This one study showed that people with extensive vocabularies
most likely earn up to 3x what the average person earns
with an average vocabulary.

Think about a regular job… Maybe, think about your current job.
What type of vocabulary do you need there?

Think about a 6, or even 7 figure income earner in Network Marketing.
What type of language is being used there??

I’ll bet you that high 6 and 7 figure earners know another language
as well. Talk about Vocabularies in 2 different languages!!

Just think about this…

If you really studied your industry and your company,
wouldn’t you be using words and terms that most others
who AREN’T studying it would be??

If you are engaged in your company, opportunity, and
movement that your company is behind, you are probably
taking more action than most others as well.

If you are taking more action, you are probably getting
more results.

Here’s what you need to understand..

Success in MLM has a lot to do with personal growth.
Never stop growing. Never stop learning.

Here’s the assignment for you today:

Learn 5 new Vocabulary words that have to do with
either your comp plan, product, company, or Industry
and use all 5 of those words in your normal
everyday conversation when talking about your business.

Watch and observe the type of response you will now get
when talking to your prospects.

Eyebrows will be raised fairly quickly once you noticeably
step up your game.

When you start educating yourself and implementing that
education, you also start attracting those types of people
as well. Serious Promoters who are serious about building
their business.

Isn’t that what we all want in the first place??

Have some fun with it and start speaking the language
of Success.

-EC

Broke Financially vs. Broke Mentally

In 2004, my wife and I were so broke it wasn’t funny.

We had NO savings, I didn’t have a steady paying job. 100% commissioned. She wasn’t working.
Sometimes I would come home with $200 dollar paychecks..for 2 weeks.

We made about $18,000 in 2004.

I still get emotional about this time in my life even as I write this post.
My heart gets heavy every single time.

Anyhow, back to the story..

A friend of mine told me about a government program that helped you
Out with groceries, diapers, etc.. (not welfare or foodstamps)
We’d be able to save money on other things because the government
Would be able to pay our bills for us.

I was clueless as to what this entailed. All I heard was some program where
You got free groceries and diapers from the store.

After applying to for this program, I thought to myself. “There has to be a catch.
There is NO WAY that we are getting this stuff for FREE.”

However, I was fine with the idea for the time being.

Our first trip to the store was interesting. I started throwing in all kinds of stuff
Into the basket thinking that I was on some kind of shopping spree.
My wife stopped me and said that we could only get certain brands, certain
Types of groceries, etc..

I was shocked. I was upset.

When we finally got to the check-out line, I asked my wife “so, where’s the money that they
Gave you?”

It was at that time, she reached in her purse and pulled out this gigantic pink
Brochure type booklet. I was wondering.. “What the heck is she doing?” as I nervously
Looked around to see peoples expressions.

I tried hiding what my wife was holding because it was a symbol to everyone in
Line that I was getting government assistance.

Now, let me say..

I have nothing against government assistance. Nor, do I have anything
against people who are on those types of programs.

I was just in shock because I was taught by my parents to
never, ever take handouts…especially Government ones.

It all hit me in an instant what type of situation I had allowed my wife and I to be
In. When we got into the car in the parking lot, I looked at my wife with tears
In my eyes when I told her, “we can’t do this..I can’t do this”.

She just nodded her head in agreement, filled with emotion as her eyes welled up with tears too.
She was a few months pregnant with our second child.

At that moment, I took that pink brochure / card and tore it up. We made a decision
That night that we would not take part in anything of that nature.

Some people would say that I was over reacting and being irresponsible as a
Husband and father.
Others (who I really look up to as entrepreneurs) were proud of me
And congratulated me in taking the first step to being financially independent.

I share this story because it weighed heavy on my heart as I stood in that same
Grocery store tonight behind a young couple who looked like they were going
Through the same situation as I was just a few short years ago.

I felt like reaching out to the young father and putting my hand on his shoulder
Telling him that if he rips up that card in the parking lot things will be
Different. Truth is, I don’t know if that will really be the story.

I don’t know if that young man will have the guts to take a stand
and have the courage to be financially independent.

If someone would have showed me where I would end up a few years
down the road if I decided to NEVER be “mentally broke”,
my mindset would have very different through the whole
journey. All my mentors TOLD me that I would arrive at my destination
if I took all the right steps (like that one) through the course.

If someone could’ve showed me what my journey would look like
before I hit the six figure income level, I probably would have
freaked out. It was a tough ride.

It will probably be a tough ride for you too.
I hope your ride isn’t as crazy as mine was but I sure hope it is
as exciting as mine was.

What’s funny was once you get to the $100K mark in MLM, you
aren’t willing to settle there. You always look at ways to get
you to the $1,000,000 level next.

In conclusion, I will say that each and every one of you
reading this post have the absolute power to change your life
and everything in it IF..and only IF you are willing to have a lot
of courage and guts to take a stand.

Just because you aren’t making as much money in MLM
as you’d like, don’t stop.
Just because you aren’t where you’d like to be in life,
don’t just give up. That’s too easy. No guts required there.

That’s the stupidest (excuse the wording) thing I’ve ever seen.
When people give up because they got a few or a hundred “NO’s”.
To think that they are letting others dictate their future just
boggles my brain.

Misery loves company. When I see people give up, it breaks my heart
but I can’t take that experience away from them. Some people need
to feel the bottom before they get hungry for the top.

Some people need to feel the bottom a couple or few times before
they start realizing that rock bottom isn’t any fun.

I can’t take that blessing and opportunity away from people.
I think of it as a gift. Of course I’d like to see everyone prosper
but I don’t know if that person is really willing to pay the price
like I was.

Never let yourself go broke mentally. It’s just not worth it.

So my challenge to you today is:

Do something that you have always known you’ve wanted
to do. Make sure this places you closer on your journey to
being successful in this business.

It might be something small like getting a savings account.
Maybe making that call to that person you haven’t called yet.
Maybe it’s getting that t-shirt or pair of jeans that makes
you look and feel like a million bucks when you wear it.

Success actually comes in an instant. All you need to do is decide
right now! Decide that you are a success starting right
now! Don’t talk it…do it! KILL IT!!!!

-ec

The 1 Thing You Can’t Teach

There are a lot of things in the Network Marketing industry that you can teach.
You can teach someone how to be persuasive.
You can teach someone how to be a superstar recruiter.
You can even teach a few slick lines to say when you get an objection.

However, there is one thing that can never be taught no matter how hard you try.

This one thing is the major advantage that people who earn millions in
The industry have above those who make thousands or hundreds.

Do you have any idea what it is??

It is COURAGE.

Courage is a tough thing to learn and implement. Learning courage usually means
That you are in an uncomfortable situation. Someone once told me that
The money is made in the “fear zone” in this business.

You will never achieve your goals if you aren’t in the fear zone.
Usually, if you are feeling nervous about something it’s because you
Are faced with a moment where you need to dig a litter deeper in your
Gut and pull out some of that courage.

Some of you reading this might be faced with a single situation or a
Series of “situations” very shortly that will test your courage level.

It’s what us entrepreneurs call a “gut check”.

Here’s the challenge..

Face something today that forces you to give yourself a “gut check”.

Rally up some courage my friend. The only way to get more courage…
Is to put yourself in situations where you can practice.

Although everybody wants to be a conqueror, many run the other way
When they realize a battle needs to be fought first.

Will that be you? Get out there and face it!

-ec

What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas…Sort Of.

I’m writing this blog post from my suite here at the Luxor. I decided to stay
here because this hotel really plays a pivotal part in my
Network Marketing career.

In 2002, my wife and I were dead broke and we had just gotten married.
We didn’t have a lot of money at the time. Infact, I had just gotten
fired from my timeshare job as an Assistant Marketing Manager.

I worked for a tyrant. My boss was hilarous though. It was almost
as if he was always hyped up on something. He Always pumped about
something. He was always looking for the next person to
fire. Usually, it was me that was firing someone.

He made me do the dirty work. It sucked.

One day, I found out that I was on the other end of the firing squad.

My wife and I got married a few weeks later. She was making $12/ hr. at
a small local hotel as a baker. I was unemployed.

We came out to our Honeymoon here in Las Vegas. We stayed at the Polo
Towers, an older timeshare resort on the strip. We got that hookup
from my mom since she worked at their sister resort.

I remember looking down the Las Vegas strip at a beacon of light that
illuminated the night sky. We headed down to that bright spotlight
and learned that it was the Luxor.

Because I was a big fan of pyramid structures, I thought that it was
so amazing. At the time, $200+ a night hotel rooms were way out of
my league.

But I told myself that If I ever made it in Network Marketing, I’d
make it a point to stay in the Luxor.

After 13 companies and never making money in MLM, I was about ready
to give up on the industry. I thought I was done. Finally, I found a
great mentor and friend who taught me how to harness my focus
and power in MLM and I started to make money.

In 2010, I returned to Las Vegas and stayed at the luxor.

However, now, I had thousands of people in my organization and
was a six figure income earner in MLM.

I attended a Network Marketing seminar called “No Excuses” at
the Bellagio Hotel.

Prior to “No Excuses”, I hadn’t really done that much marketing
over the internet. I discovered a whole new world at that summit.
That’s actually where I truly started gaining an interest about
online marketing, social media, etc..

I remember sitting in my room here at the Luxor
contemplating about how I was gonna start using that knowledge
to explode my business even more.

The next year, I attended No Excuses 2. Only thing was, I was
now making even MORE money and had an even bigger group.
Infact, I surprised myself at the level of income I was able
to generate online…even without my MLM.

Things were moving sooo fast in my career and I started feeling
a little uncertainty about where I was in my company at the
time.

I was staying at the Palms during that trip.

I jumped in a cab one night and headed over to the Luxor
again for some reason. I didn’t know why at the time.
I remember thinking to myself, “So what’s next? Where’s
the next move?” I was shocked I was even thinking that
because to most people I was doing fine in my career,
But throughout my life, I’ve had a gift of gut intuition.

Whenever I start having that gut feeling like big change
is about ready to strike, I start feeling that familiar feeling.

I didn’t even need to walk inside the Luxor. I just stood
outside looking at the Luxor Pyramid on that warm summer
night and then I knew it. Something was gonna happen.

Well, something did.

I ended up ending my journey with that company and
headed over to my new company. It was a gut wrenching
experience and it was tough emotional transition.

I hit the rank of Ambassador, which is the top rank in
this company, in just 2 months.

I walked away from a pretty hefty monthly income
and walked into Visalus without taking any MONEY,
any VOLUME..nothing!! zilch!

I signed an application and made my first contact
just like everyone else.

I then felt like the whole world was watching me at
that point.

A lot of leaders talk a lot of talk from stages about how
to build your MLM. A lot of stuff is said from company
leaders.

Granted, it’s all good stuff.

But, the question is.. Do they really believe it themselves?

Could they really build from the trenches again??
Could they really build from scratch and attain the
same level of success…or higher??

I was one of those people that trained a whole bunch from
stage, webinars, phones, etc..

The spotlight was now on ME.

It was on!

Since I’ve joined, I’ve never NOT been at #1 in every single
rank that I hit. Obviously it’s not luck. A lot of preparation
has been made to get to this point in my career.

I’m now packing up and heading over to Atlanta Georgia
where I will be presented with my Ambassador Jacket
and Bonus Check of $25,000.

I writing this whole thing while I watch the beautiful desert
sunrise from my hotel room here at the, you guessed it,
Luxor Hotel.

I write this because my heart is heavy of gratitude.

My message today is more about realizing that you need
to have certain bench marks in life that you are able to
look back at and realize how far you’ve come.

I look back at that broke 22 year old kid who didn’t even
have a job at the time, walking around in the lobby downstairs
in 2002.

The Luxor is ONE of my many “reference points” in my career
in Network Marketing. I have many more.

As that old saying goes, “How will you know when you get
there if you don’t even know where you at NOW?”

Create a reference point in your life. Say to yourself
“I will know I’m on track with my life when I am making
X amount of dollars” or “one of my mile markers on my
journey to success will be when I stay in ___ hotel by
this date.”

That’s my message today my friends.

Remember, KILL IT in your business. KILL IT in your LIFE.

KILL the excuses. KILL excuses not to succeed.

-ec

When Business Slows Down…

There is a lot of material that teach & train you how to “get going” in business.

The initial boom in your business is crucial, no doubt.

However, if you are like most people there will be a point in your business where
things will slow down and not be as “exciting” and quick as the initial boom.
The question is, “What do you do now to re-launch your business??”

Here are a couple of suggestions:

1) Seek out your leaders and hold a conference call.
2) Get all of your leaders on the same page with you.
3) Run an incentive for your team. Helps production.
4) Bring an outside “speaker” for an event in your team.
5) Start talking to people that you spoke to before and tell them about relaunch.
6) Start a blog about re-lauching your business.

If there is one thing that is a guarantee in this business, it’s this…

Your business will eventually “slow down”.

It has happened to me and every other leader that I know.

You can’t continue to grow at 1000% growth forever. It’s just reality.
However, it’s about what you do when business slows down that counts.

That’s when the creative juices need to start flowing and you can’t
be afraid to jump in the trenches and fight the good fight right along
side your team.

It’s powerful because it keeps your skills sharp.

The second you stop growing…you literally start dying in business.
Don’t become a casualty of the “MLM Epidemic”. Stay busy.
Stay in Phase 1 until you have built an empire that is stable.

In closing, let me just say one thing regarding “slowed growth”:

Just as much as knowing what to do when your business slows down
is important…

Knowing when your business is truly slowing down and addressing it
is even more important.

If you are in a state of denial on some level of consciousness that your
business isn’t slowing down and don’t attack and address it, your business
will implode right under you.

Don’t be afraid to accept the fact that your business is slowing down
and just get to work on it. It’s all part of the game my friend.

Get Out There & Kill It In Your Network Marketing Business!
-EC

Attracting People Into Your Business

Have you ever wondered how people can create such an exciting
business while it seems like everyone else recruits like mad
and still gets nowhere?

I used to struggle with this issue as well.

It’s tough to pursue and recruit people into your business.
It’s even harder to attract them.

Here’s how you do it.

Get out there and kill it in your Network Marketing Business!
-ec

Will Staying In The Game Guarantee Your Success In MLM?

I NEVER post other peoples videos here on my blog, but I had to show my
man Eric some serious support on this one.

He hits the topic right on the nose here.

You seriously need to hear this…

Just because you “stay in the game” in MLM, doesn’t mean crap.
All it means is you are just, IN MLM LONGER!

As I’ve always said, you need to constantly improve, constantly
add value to your team, organization, and community.

This is how you truly KILL IT IN MLM!

-Elias

Take The Blame & Make The Money.

Taking the blame for someone elses failures.
I used to really hate taking the blame.

Then one day I realized that When things are going great, it’s your fault.
When things aren’t, going good it’s your fault too.

Then one day a mentor of mine asked me, “would you rather be right,
or would you rather be rich?” That was a simple answer for me.

He said “Because, there are lots of broke RIGHT people in the world right now.
Just get over it and keep moving. Massive production solves nearly all complaints
and problems out there.”
You can never let the finger pointing game get to you. If you sign someone up in this business,
they will try to set themselves up for every excuse under the sun. As long as it isn’t their fault
that they will EVENTUALLY fail, it’s ok.

 

So it needs to be said that when you get to the point where you are a true leader with a great organization,

the reason why you are a leader is because
everyone else needs you.

John C Maxwell, author of the “21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership” said that you weren’t leading
the charge as a leader, but rather everyone else was leading instead,
they wouldn’t need you!

Who are you fooling?!

It goes the same way with your prospects. If you let the blame game get to you, you will
always lose. You will never become successful in this business if you let the blame game
mess with your head.

The best way to deal with this is when someone signs up, you just simply tell them..
“I don’t know if you can do this or not, but if you follow the system and be coachable,
you’ll see results. If you don’t follow the system and aren’t coachable, I wouldn’t even
fill out an application right now.”

You see, the magic happens all throughout the process.

Enrolling the person is just part of the process. Your job isn’t done. At that point, your
job is just beginning.

As far as I’m concerned, all they’ve done was just fill out an application to work for me.

Because I have employees in my restaurant business, I know what it is like to hire
someone who’s all excited and doesn’t even show up for their first day of work!

Is it because my restaurant doesn’t work? Sure isn’t, because I know lots of people
who didn’t show up to their first day of work with large companies like Hilton, Wal Mart, Target, Macy’s, etc…

It doesn’t mean it doesn’t work.
It just means that THEY didn’t work.

So stop beating yourself up over the whole thing and when someone signs up for your business,
just remember…
Let them show up to day 1 of their job before you start getting serious about them.

After all, they are trying to qualify for YOUR time.

-ec

How to “CLOSE” more sales in your MLM

The funny thing about when I first started in the Network Marketing Industry is that I was really heavy
on sales and didn’t know crap about marketing. Because of my lack of knowledge about truly building
an MLM program, I failed miserably over and over again.

But that’s not the funny part.

The funny part is that I was actually a pretty darn good salesman.
I was making great money in Sales. I would also hear about other salespeople who
worked for the same timeshare company as me getting into other MLM’s and recruiting a
boat load of people in a matter of a couple days.

However, the story always ended up the same.

The TOP Salesperson type usually never had lasting success in MLM.
Although they could recruit in an almost effortless fashion, they
couldn’t lead, duplicate, and train if their lives depended on it.

That’s when I realized…It’s NOT just about being a slick salesperson!

For a few years, I stayed away from MLM (actually gave up on MLM to be honest)
and just studied intently on SALES & MAREKTING. I spent a ton of money
learning from the best in the world. I just knew I needed the knowledge to get
what I really wanted in life.

When I finally jumped back on the MLM bandwagon after studying
hard about the Network Marketing industry, true leadership, Offline
and Online marketing tactics, I hit the jackpot.

I was able to combine my super duper sales skills with my super marketing
know-how and lead & duplicate my way to a $100K MLM Success
story.

I also paired up with some good mentors too. That’s a key element.

So, let’s get to business. This won’t take very long at all.

How to CLOSE the sale in MLM is kind of tricky. You see,
you close the sale by not really wanting it in the first place.

Now, obviously you probably want the enrollment more than
anything else…

But you don’t manifest it. You don’t show it. Infact, you
act like you could give a crap.

Most times, the sale is closed before you’ve even started
talking. There’s a few dozen things that should’ve happened
in the very beginning stages of the greeting BEFORE you even
started talking!

If you come from a place of, what is called “lack consciousness”, it will
manifest itself in your words and actions. If you are sitting down to
interview and qualify those people they will feel it and will try to
impress you and actually buy your time.

There is waaaay more to the mentality behind the sale, but I will
tell you this, no one wants to do business with the person who really
actually NEEDS the sale. Does that make any sense to you??

If you don’t believe me, just try and show up to the bank and ask them
to loan you money because you really NEED it. They most likely won’t give
it to you. No way!

Funny thing, is (especially nowdays) they are giving the money to the
people who don’t really need it as bad as those who do.

So how do you CLOSE the enrollment in your MLM?…

You STOP WANTING to CLOSE the sale, and START wanting your
prospects to start closing themselves to impress YOU.

Get out there and kill it in your MLM!!!!

-ec

 

No Excuses 2 & The Golden Gummy Bear.

So here I am, back from the No Excuses Summit in Las Vegas Nevada. What an unreal
event. Ferny and Ray put on an event that is really pretty hard to top for that
price. It also helped that I was in VIP too. Better pictures, better opportunities
to network with other leaders, etc…

I took away so much from the event.

Here’s the difference from No Excuses Summit 2 versus NES1…for me.

Last year, I showed up and no one knew who I was. I didn’t have anyone
from my primary company there. I didn’t care because I had no Idea what I was
in for. It was all new to me.

This year I showed up, not as a General audience member, but as a VIP.
I already knew most of the speakers, a bunch of them knew who I was.

But you see, last year I showed up and I was thinking with a different mindset.
I wanted to learn how to make money online. I wanted to learn what it was they
were doing.

This year, I was looking for more specifics.

I was looking for tools. I was looking for tracking. I was looking for smaller, more
specific things that would give me a boost in my online marketing strategy. It’s
interesting how when you actually know what to look for, you always find it.

I found it.

I am now in the process of just starting out using just a couple of new tools
that will help me out with getting even more traffic and connections.

I will be blogging about these new tools in the days to come. It’s very reality
show styled. I have no Idea how to navigate around these site (you can tell)
but I’m learning right in front of your eyes. Stay tuned…

Ok, so the Gummy Bear.

I’m walking down the hallways with a box of Haribo Gummy Bears I just bought
from the store. Some guys stops me and asks me if he could have one.
I pour out a few gummy bears in his hands and we start chatting.
He was there at the NES2 as a speaker. I’ve never spoken to this dude before.
I knew who he was but acted as If I didn’t know who he was. He also asked
me for some gum. I was like “what? this guy is seriously starving or something.” lol.

We chat for a few minutes and he begins telling me about some things that will
rock my world in MLM and online marketing over the next few months.

From just those few minutes, I will go on to earn another $100,000 this year.

I thought about it as we parted ways and headed back to my seat, I spent
$3 bucks on this box of gummy bears. Over the next few years, that conversation
that stemmed from this box of gummy bears will most likely yield me some possible
7 figures. It was as if those gummy bears were made out of PURE GOLD.

Lesson learned:

you never know when the opportunity will arise where the answers
you are looking for will come right by you. You might not be in some crowded convention
room or Super Saturday, conference call, or high ticket webinar.

It could be in a quick conversation in some dimly lit hallway in Las Vegas over a box of
Gummy bears. Question is: will you be ready to receive the info and process it as such??

Success is when opportunity meets preparation.

-ec