24: 22 Year Old Creates FOREX Business. Interview.

I had the privilege of catching up with a good friend of mine
that I haven’t had a chance to connect with in a while.
I was hearing through mutual friends that he was doing really well
making money with FOREX so I decided to give him a call.

We chatted about a few things:

  • What to watch out for when starting out with FOREX.
  • How to start creating your first profit with FOREX.
  • How to start a profitable Business from the start.

Guest: Deja Ruiz-Spinney
Instagram: @dejaruizs

Events cost money??

One of the largest mistakes of my career was thinking that EVENTS costed any money.
When I realized that the MORE events I attended the MORE money I made…

That’s when I started making money.

“If you want to make serious money in MLM, you need to attend 4-7 events per year
MINIMUM.” -Ced

Dealing With UnResponsive Prospects

 dealing with unresponsive prospects

So we all deal with unresponsive prospects. Some more than others. It really comes down to controlling how much value your prospects places on your opportunity and/or product. I explain how to get your prospect to call you back and create that “caffeine factor” in your marketing message.

EC

3 Way Calls (Presenter Version)

If Lycans can 3 way call, you can too!

If Lycans can 3 way call, you can too!

A couple months back, I recorded an episode about conducting 3 way calls. Today I do an episode about being the presenter on a 3 way call.

I didn’t realize the lack of training that is available out there when it comes to successful presenting on a 3 way call. So, I decided to make this podcast available in iTunes for you folks to download and listen in.

There are a few key points that I throw out there fairly quickly so make sure you are writing notes my friends!

See you at the beach!
EC

What’s your story? Is it written?

When your time comes and you are basking in success,
many will think that you arrived there as an overnight
success.

In my case, I didn’t hit a $100K+/yr. income until year
number 9 in the industry. I joined my MLM company
and hit it big in my first 2 months.

For most people, they saw this young kid come onto the scene
and make all this money really quick.

My family knew that it had been a 9 year journey
until my hard work finally had paid off.

Point of the story here:

Make sure you are recording your successes and failures
in your Business journal. When your day comes, be sure
to have it recorded so many others can learn from your
life lessons.

WRITE IT. RECORD IT.

EC

How To Rock The 3 Way Call Pt.2 (Negative Prospect)

3 Way Call Script…

1st Question: “So what did you like best about what you just saw?”
2nd Question” “Just so I know how I can help out here, what exactly do you mean by that?”
Response: “I see….Can you hang on for a second?”

Script To Upline:
“I’ve got someone on the other line who just listened to the overview call (or website) and says has a concern about _____. This prospect could have some potential. However, I think I’ll need your backup on this one. Are you ready?”

Script to Intro Upline to Prospect:
“___ you back with me? Great. This is so cool, I was able to grab a business partner of mine who is incredibly successful in this industry. This is a woman/man you will be working with as well. He/She is a top earner and trainer with our company and one of the most respected people in this industry. I figured this was great timing that he was on the line especially because He has handled your concern about ____ in particular many, many times and I think he could offer some extra insightful perspective. Bob, this is Mr. Expert, Mr Expert this is bob…”

Upline Turns Call Back Over To You::
“Mr. Prospect, thank you for spending a few minutes with us. Looking forward to seeing you take some action with this information and working with you. Let’s connect soon. Bye for now.”

Enjoy!

p.s… If you are sick and tired of chasing after deadbeat prospects, create 10-15 highly qualified leads every day and become a lead generation machine. Watch my video–> http://www.truemlmresults.com

Successful 3 Way Call Script (Part 1)

You to your upline:
“I’ve got someone on the other line who just listened to the overview call (or website) and says has a concern about _____. This prospect could have some potential. However, I think I’ll need your backup on this one. Are you ready?”

Merging The Call:
“___ you back with me? Great. This is so cool, I was able to grab a business partner of mine who is incredibly successful in this industry. This is a woman/man you will be working with as well. He/She is a top earner and trainer with our company and one of the most respected people in this industry. I figured this was great timing that he was on the line especially because He has handled your concern about ____ in particular many, many times and I think he could offer some extra insightful perspective. Bob, this is Mr. Expert, Mr Expert this is bob…”

If you are dealing with a NEGATIVE prospects you need to watch this video.

 

EC

**if you are tired of the nonsense that the tire kickers and broke, negative friends say– start learning how to tap into qualified prospects every single day..

2 Money Making Habits

Today, I talk about 2 habits that make you a lot of money in this business.

Just coming out of Christmas and moving into the new year, it’s about that time
where you get rid of the old and making room for the new.

Here’s the link for the “100 Day Business Builder Challenge”

 

EC

The best way to generate leads for your MLM

Generating qualified leads for your Network Marketing Business
is considerably harder than most people make it seem.

I’m not gonna lie, The marketplace is very competitive nowadays
and the personal branding is through the roof. Believe me,
I’ve been generating leads for my Business for the last
handful of years. It’s a different game in 2013…and
especially moving forward into 2014.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be dropping some nuggets
of knowledge on how I’m getting qualified leads for
my business CURRENTLY.

Over the last few months, I’ve been testing all kinds of
avenues when it came to generating leads online…even
OFFLINE.

What’s really cool is, I’ve found a few ways that I’ll
reveal that are insanely simple… infact so simple that
the large majority of folks aren’t even thinking to look here.

Obviously, as you can see I use MLSP to generate the
highest, quality type of lead
. Here’s a simple tactic
that I use to generate leads on YouTube that very, very
few people are even thinking about.

In the meantime, here’s a course that I just recently suggested to
a client of mine, TubeTraffic MOJO. This course teaches you how
to correctly market your business through YouTube and how
most people are doing it all wrong. Just watch this video..
click here.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a quick tip on taking your marketing
videos to a next level with a trick that even a 2nd grader could
use…and it only takes 2 minutes.

EC

Rachel Groves Went From Obese & Depressed To CHAMPION

 

Rachel Groves

Rachel Groves

Show Notes:

Today I had the opportunity to interview Rachel Groves from Marshall Texas. It was packed with some awesome content.  Rachel has lost over 170+ on the Body By Vi Challenge.. ALL while still building her Network Marketing Business.  In addition to managing a crazy schedule with her kids, etc.. She still has time to get to the gym and continue to challenge herself and inspire thousands of people from around the world.

The interview starts out by talking about her physical transformation. In a few minutes, we start talking about how that turned into a major tool for promoting the challenge and enrolling an wildly impressive amount of customers and promoters for her business.

Listen to the Podcast NOW!

Rachels Favorite Quote:  “No Excuses!”

Link: http://RachelGal84.bodybyvi.com/champion

 

When To Cut Your Losses & RUN (Rated RT “real talk”)

Giving up and walking away from a Network Marketing business is
Considerably easier to walk away from when compared to a traditional
Business model because of the amount of risk & capital at stake.

Are you truly open for business?

In traditional Business, most times you will invest tens or hundreds of
Thousands of dollars to get it started. You are already starting off with
The mindset that you won’t be turning a profit for a little while.

Depending on some key factors in acquiring customers and generating
New sources of cashflow, that will depend on how fast you move into
A profitable stage.

In Network Marketing you are typically investing under $1,000 to get
Started in business. Most traditional business owners will laugh at that
Kind of business “start up” cost, but for most networkers that’s a pretty
Big deal. I own a traditional business, so I can say this.

We will bring in $20,000 worth of raw food product that we will sell that
Month… Well.. Let me rephrase– Hopefully sell that month. No Guarantees.

We hire employees and trust them to care for the product,
Prepare it on time, prepare it with pride, and serve it happily to our
Customers for a profit. Now, hopefully we have enough customers
Coming in and we are making our monthly investment back in profit.

Most Network Marketers will complain about their $125 a month
Autoship??? Seriously??

Most promoters / distributors in MLM have already made their
Initial investment back in their first couple months.

They were under the wrong expectation that EVERYONE they came in
Contact with would magically enroll and they’d be running to the
Bank with huge bank rolls and exotic sports cars.

Now with that being said, there are a number of traditional businesses
That are going out of business and shutting their doors on a daily
Basis.. It’s just business (or lack thereof).

Network Marketing is nothing different.

So the question… When do you cut your losses and run??

Chances are you just need to learn more skill as well. Join me on my webinar this Thursday, “Close Like An MLM BEAST” seats are limited and will be packing out REALLY QUICK.. Register NOW by clicking HERE.  See you on the Webinar!

How You Can STOP Negativity Dead In It’s Tracks

***by the way, if you are still wondering how I generated 400 BMW’s in my business in less than 24 months, visit my website**

The truth about stable volume…

The allure of stable volume is a great, romantic idea.

The only thing that makes volume truly stable is having
a constant flow of new promoters / distributors joining
your organization and having interaction with the customers.

I learned a long time ago that the real asset isn’t a customer.

The real asset is a “Well Educated Distributor”. That’s what
really pays the bills.

If you have 12 distributors who each get a few customers a month
and are following up with their current customers you will have
a steady source of volume.

Now, try doing that on your own.

Try getting 36 new customers and maintaining 60-70 active customers
all by yourself EVERY MONTH.

You’ll quickly see that it is much easier and much more STABLE when
you have a small army of promoters helping you out.

Bottom line…. active promoters equal stable volume.

EC

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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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Will tons of leads really fix your business??

It seems like everyone in Network Marketing are getting
more concerned about getting leads rather than getting
strong at relationship building and actually getting
people enrolled in their business.

It certainly takes some skill to generate a lead,
it takes even MORE skill to close that lead into your
business.

Today, I recorded this audio clip (which is downloadable)
to shed some light on this issue.

I also talk about another interesting Myth about building
a lasting business in Network Marketing.

Take a listen my friends and download the audio!

KILL IT!


MP3 File

The Information Vortex

Some people think that online marketing, email marketing, video marketing, etc…
is a bunch of magical “hocus pocus”.

Infact, most people think that they would rather not do anything online
and just go completely offline and build a Network Marketing
company the old traditional way.

Here is my thoughts on that:

That could work too. Infact, there are people who are making tons of money
in MLM without the internet. Yes, these people built businesses offline
before the age of the internet & social media came about.

However, it’s possible.

I believe it’s harder in today’s society to build offline…
However, it’s possible.

The only major factor is making sure you don’t get sucked
into the “Information Vortex”.

This “Information Vortex” is something I refer to that describes
what most Network Marketers get sucked into and spit out of.

Let me explain…

Whether you market online, offline, or a combination of both,
you need to be able to have a system that spits out information
to your prospects as quickly as possible.

If someone beats you to the punch with information to your
prospect faster than you, you will most likely lose the game.

You need to figure out a way to get your information to them
faster then your competition. period. End of story.

What’s your system…

Here’s mine: http://www.truemlmresults.com

-ec

Using Others Traffic To Boost Your Profits (Strategy #1)

If there is something that I’ve gotten pretty good at over the
Last few years in my journey to become a decent marketer on the
Internet, It would be “Learning to cipher traffic”.

I won’t spend a radical amount of time on this article because I do tons of
Webinars on how to “cipher” traffic anyway. Really, this article is for
Those that JUST read my blog (and you folks are awesome!) and don’t
Know what they are missing out on. [smile]

Do you often feel like a creepy, weirdo trying to chase people down
to visit your website or blog?? Let’s face it…
There are millions of websites out there? Why visit yours??!!

However, let’s discuss a couple of different ways to boost your traffic on
Your website, blog, youtube channel, etc..

That being said, most people would look at my youtube channel and see
That I don’t have much subscribers to my channel.
Infact, if you really look… I don’t even have much fans on my “fan page” on
Facebook. Currently, I only have less than 400 fans on my facebook page.

How do I go about making a hefty income on the internet
Without having tons of useless fans or random people on my youtube
Channel??

But I still make mad cash online! lol

Infact, some people in my prior MLM company got really nervous
when I was out there telling people that my online income was
surpassing my MLM income. Supposedly, I made waves.

So to appease them, I slowed down my online marketing.

Long story short, I’ll never make that mistake again.

I thought that was interesting…being that I was driving traffic to my
Company. Oh well. Onward.

So how do I make serious money online and MLM without having a TON of useless followers that hit like on my fanpage or hit play on my youtube
channel??

Because, I’m a list building specialist. I’ll take an organically built “opt in list”
any day of the week versus 20,000 views on my stupid
video on youtube. Not saying YouTube isn’t a legit source of traffic, it’s
just that most people have NO idea how to turn their videos into
cold hard cash in the first place.

One of my 8 figure mentors makes NO videos on youtube and could
Care less about it. Yet, this person has made more money than most
Could ever imagine in this industry.

I focus on building a list and turning that list into cash. How do I do it?

The answer: I cipher traffic.

I pull FREE (sometimes PPC traffic) from high traffic sources and
Direct them to my website (blog, capture page, etc..)

Why?? Because when I have an opted in list, I have a direct tie to their brain, their
Undivided attention, and emotional connection.

Once again, this is just my way of marketing. Some don’t agree with
My way. They say that they would much rather have massive numbers of
Followers to read their nonsense on their Facebook Page or video on one
Of the popular video networks.

I’d rather have emotionally attached READERS and converted leads rather
Than traffic any day of the week…hands down.

Most of these “so called internet gurus” have never built a sizable downline
In MLM and would shake in their boots at just the thought of getting in front of a handful
of real people who have real concerns and real ambition to make
Cold hard cash. Obviously, I’m not concerned with massive traffic.

I’m very interested in targeted traffic, loyal followers, and converted leads to cash. That’s it. Period. End of story.

Over the years, I’ve targeted some pretty good sources of traffic like other blogs, other peoples channels,
other peoples fan pages, other peoples facebook profiles, etc.. that HAVE the traffic that I need in order to
“cherry pick” my target market.

Here’s the ONE major secret that I will unveil to you today. We’ll discuss more of
This on a webinar that I will be holding in the very near future.

The way you can start driving good amounts of traffic to your site is:
You find other blogs that have a good traffic flow, facebook pages, etc..
(and that’s a BIG “etc”..lol)

And you COMMENT ON THEM.

Did you hear what I just said, just then?? COMMENT on them.

I have a feature on my blog where people can share my blog with others on facebook or in their other content
share networks like digg, tumblr, stumbleupon, etc..

Most people will comment WHILE they share my content on facebook. There are some websites that I
regularly go to where I comment and give actual, valuable
Feedback and attempt to answer questions to other readers.

In this way, I’m proving in a real world situation that I know what I’m talking about and provide a
sense of value to the online community.

Most blogs, like mine, have an area where you can add your website or blog
Along with your comment. If you have a wordpress blog, you can install a plugin
Called “commentluv” that rocks.

I will be holding a webinar regarding setting up your own blog soon as well.
Make sure you are opted into my list at http://www.truemlmresults.com
To get a heads up when I show you the blueprint of how to set up a blog
Within minutes.
Just think about the dynamics of this ONE little (but powerful) traffic ciphering technique.
Think about how cool it is if you have a blog that has 20,000 subscribers and another 5,000 of
driven, targeted traffic ALL reading that same
Blog post. Think about just 300 of those people “liking” the article and sharing
That article within their network of an average 2,000 friends “newsfeeds”.

That’s potentially about 40,000 people reading that random article. If you post
A comment that is valuable with your “hyperlink” to your site, what do you think
That will do for you??

Can you say.. targeted traffic, converted leads, and cashflow?!

Just one of the many, many, many ways to legally and happily cipher
Traffic and convert it into cash.

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

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

Should You Do Social Media…Even If You Suck Online?!

Most people would wonder why I would suggest that someone uses social
media to drive more prospects to their MLM.

Truth is, most people would find that it is a heck of a lot easier to use
Social Media rather than crafting persuasive emails to every
single one of their prospects…

Or even meeting with their prospects face to face!

Why you are really an Information Marketer…Not an MLMer.

I think it’s interesting to see how people think that they really aren’t
in the Information Marketing business and how they are just MLMers
who have great products, blah, blah, blah.

It’s truly interesting to see networkers finally come to their senses
when they realize that they really only get paid to do one thing…

GIVE INFORMATION.

-When we prospect someone, don’t we offer to give them more info?
-When you tell someone about the “awesome products” you offer
aren’t you giving them more info?
-When you are telling someone about the comp plan, isn’t that info?

It’s crazy to think that you aren’t in the INFO MARKETING business.

Here’s my point..Even when people sign up into your business,
If you don’t have an email autoresponder system that keeps
them in the loop, you are simply losing money.

I personally use AWEBER…I’ve used a few different ones
but AWEBER is the best one (in my opinion).

Try AWEBER for just $1 by clicking here.

If you aren’t staying connected with your people by keeping them
in the loop by email or text, you are seriously losing money.

You are probably losing customers.
You are definitely losing distributors.

You will continue to lose everyone until you come to the realization that
you are in the business of marketing information that help people make
decisions to move forward.

Elias Callejo
http://www.killitiwithelias.com

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

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

No Excuses Summit…And Events Like It.

I’ve often thought about the dynamics of events like the No Excuses Summit because since I attended it last year, it’s really changed my perception on the industry and how I market my business.

 

 

 

 

I’ve forgotten how much I actually paid to get into that event in 2010. However, I do know that I made tens of thousands of dollars within just a few short months after attending that event. It was directly related to the information that I obtained that I wouldn’t have been able to get at some regular corporate sponsored MLM company convention.

Why???

Because there is too much ego and “my way or the highway” leaders in every company at every convention. What do I mean by that?
Well, it’s an unsaid rule that you don’t want to offend other peoples group while you have the opportunity to speak from the stage at large events like a company convention. If you say something wrong or “against the grain” there will be hell to pay in the aftermath.

At events like the No Excuses Summit and a few others that are similar in nature, the people speaking from the stage and in the breakout sessions don’t give a crap about your upline or other upline leaders in the crowd. They tell you straight up how it is because it’s RAW info.

They don’t care if your feelings are hurt or if you are offended by them teaching a certain business building tactic that made them millions last year.

A few interesting people might go home and cry because they don’t agree with what’s being taught while the rest of us will continue to rake in terrible amounts of business these spineless distributors are leaving on the table.

It’s laughable.

Because of the fact that I’m a global top producer in my company, I sometimes get caught up in the “pleasing everybody” mode sometimes and catch myself telling people things they WANT to hear instead of telling them what they NEED to hear.

I have an email list much larger than my actual downline in my primary company. It’s sad sometimes to think that I can be more honest in building a successful Network Marketing business with my general opt-in list versus distributors in my actual MLM organization.

It’s mind bending at times.

Sometimes people get a little shaken up because I don’t hide the truth about building a successful Network Marketing business.
I sometimes ruffle some feathers amongst people in my own business. oh well.

I hated it when I found out that there was no tooth fairy either.
(I always wondered where that little fairy held all those rotten teeth and large sums of money.)

Let me ask you…

When something happens to your business (god forbid) and your organization gets wiped out, what will you take with you?

If you are like most people, you will take with you a very big chip on your shoulder and a lot of hatred, depression, and regret about the situation you ended up in. Most people quit the industry all together.

Here’s the tough question:

What type of knowledge do you have right now at your fingertips that would allow you to make money without your MLM business?

Here’s the even tougher question:

What type of knowledge do you have right now at your fingertips that would enable you to build a strong RESIDUAL INCOME without your MLM business?

…just some things to think about. Get to the “outsider” events, educate yourself and take the coaching & mentoring if one of a leader in your business is offering it.

Forget about all the nonsense and just get out there and kill it in your business.

-ec

Can you build an MLM fortune 100% online?

Lots of people ask me, “Can I build a huge MLM completely online?”.
I think my answer I’m about to give might shock some people that have been
attending some of my webinars lately. Not because I don’t only think its impossible,
but also because there are a lot of people who think that I believe it is.

Here’s what I think.

If you are having a hard time getting prospects, you need to start re-evaluating what
you are doing and go back in the trenches. A lot of people don’t see any success with
their warm market and throw the towel in because they are either too humiliated or
just flat out weak. 

The top 3% of the MLM Industry are reserved only for those that have
guts and actually have a spine.

If you are looking to get into some deal where your “spineless” upline is
promising you that you can hide behind a screen and an opt-in system to get rich,
I’d really start looking into another industry.

This begs the question, “Can’t you recruit people over the internet??”
…Absolutely! But that’s not really the issue. It doesn’t take a lot of skill to recruit
people via the internet/long distance, However, it takes an extreme amount of skill
to keep those people motivated, plugged in, and on autoship.

I don’t really know 1 person who has built a sustaining MLM business over the
internet without having to actually get in front of people…eventually.

The reason I say eventually is because if you truly aspire to become a great leader
(which consequently, the wealthy ones are) in MLM, you will need to be able to truly
lead your people to the promised land.  Truth is, a very small percentage of people
ever become successful 100% on the internet with MLM.  The ones who truly are
and the ones who just say they are, are two different animals.

Everything that you do on the internet, will always, always, always build up to
eventually either talking, meeting, or both with that particular person.

The thing you need to realize is that the “warm market” prospecting and 3ft rule stuff have
been around for ages!! I know many, many people who have built absolute fortunes in MLM
using one thing and one thing only…Their mouth.

So why do some people “dog” the old school tactics??

It’s because it doesn’t work for everyone. Well neither does surfing, skateboarding,
and snowboarding. But just because it doesn’t work for the masses doesn’t mean
it doesn’t work..it just means that maybe some people are better suited
for another alternative.

Here’s the thing, I feel that a true leader will tell his people just like it is
..even if they don’t want to sometimes.  I’ve told a number of people on my team
my true feelings about their tactics of building their MLM business. However, I always
suggest other alternatives and I’ll tell them why.

Other leaders who don’t know anything about any other way of building an MLM business,
will just keep telling the struggling stay-at-home mom wannabe MLM rockstar to keep
hammering after her list until they either join or die. 
That’s not really an answer in my opinion. 
How about some other options??

This is where the internet comes into play.

Today in 2010, Internet Marketing could be considered logging into your facebook
account and adding 10 friends that day.  It could be putting a new VLOG (video blog)
on youtube at lunchtime. It could be throwing 2 new tweets in the morning before
you head out the door to work.

It’s no longer this big gray shady area of “unknown chaos” anymore. 
The advancement in technology and social media platforms are making “internet marketing” soo easy.
It used to be like the matrix and this whole new world of stuff that was sooo high tech and what-nots.
Today, Internet Marketing could be considered logging into your facebook account.

It absolutely astounds me to hear other leaders discourage internet marketing to their
struggling downline when only  minutes later, that upline leader will add 25 new friend
requests on his/her facebook account and send out a tweet that will reach
13,000+ people in less time than it takes a struggling distributor to whip
that re-hashed warm market list!!

Does internet marketing work? Sure it does. So does warm market marketing.

Here’s the issue:

Some new distributor will get started in business today and without knowing
anything about the internet marketing world, will hit their warm market and most
Likely recruit a few people before the end of the week. 
That person now has a team in place with a check on the way.  

On the other hand, another distributor signs the dotted line and decides they
want to go the internet marketing route instead of warm market first.  They need to
learn how to shoot video, what to say on that video, edit it, upload it to youtube, set up a blog,
learn about online marketing strategy, learn basic HTML, opt in forms, craft at least a
dozen emails to load into the autoresponder, create a capture page, set up an
attraction marketing system, etc…

The point is, the person who kept it simple was able to get a taste of the business
within those first 72 hours. The other distributor who decided to go 100% online is
still reading the “How To Guide” for wordpress  getting ready to post their first
article online (now they need to learn about SEO) while the other guy already has a
small army and a more impressive check to show.  

Which will be in business 60-90 days down the road?

Now,  it won’t happen that way all the time for the warm market distributor but
let me ask you this question: Which one is more likely to duplicate????

You see, it’s not about what WORKS…It’s about what DUPLICATES.

Bottom line is this, If you don’t want to get in front of people and actually
talk to real human beings…get out of the MLM. This business isn’t for you.

There will never be a replacement for the human touch. The unspoken agenda
behind every successful story is the personal development that it will take for
anyone who wishes to reach a global level of success.

The internet is merely a tool that you absolutely NEED to help communicate with
your team, expand your team, expand your reach, and reach new horizons.

You might be able to hide behind a screen and bring truckloads of distributors into
your business via the internet…however, when it’s time to do the real dance and
get in front of your group and motivate them to action, there’s only one thing that
will help them decide whether you’re a true leader or true lame-o…YOU.

No amount of emails or autoresponders can mask YOU.

No amount of edited videos on youtube with fancy music can mask YOU.

No amount of capture pages and opt in forms can hide YOU.

So the bottom line is, I believe that in order for you to build a truly successful MLM
business and create the $100K/mo, $200K/mo, $300K/mo, $500K/mo incomes in MLM
(because there are people making that kind of money who built via warm market) 
you need to be WELL ROUNDED.

You need to have both the internet and the YOUnet to be successful. 
You need to know how to make friends with people. You need to know how to network within groups.
You need to know how to create powerful relationships.

That being said, this won’t always mean that you have a huge local, hometown group.
I know some people that don’t have huge groups in their own hometown (myself included),
but their long distance groups are larger. That’s usually always the
case anyhow if you’re building it right.  That’s how networks work.

If you want to create a $100K MLM business, you’re most likely gonna
be reaching out of your hometown.

This is why you need to diverse. Kinda like the world of Mixed Martial Arts.

You need to know your “stand up game” as well as your “ground game”.

Being diverse is the name of the game.

Here’s what I think…(and this is just me thinking, and of course I’ll explain)

If you were to get a team 5 guys who just did 100% internet marketing for their
MLM and a team of 5 guys who just did 100% warm market and made them run
against each other in a contest to see who could build a faster business, I wouldn’t
doubt that the internet team would win. I think they’d beat the warm market
group with recruits by a longshot.

However, 1 year later the 100% internet group would be jumping in to their
11th business in 12 months.  They’d be jumping around from deal to deal
just like all the other “deal jumpers” on the internet are doing today
because THEIR DROPOUT RATE IS HORRIBLE BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE
A CULTURE OF LOYALTY.
The warm market guys would still be rockin in the
same business, each making more money than the other 5 guys combined.

However, if you throw 5 networkers into the mix that do both Warm Market &
Internet / Attraction Marketing, each of their incomes would dwarf all the other

guys COMBINED without a problem.  I’ve studied this industry very closely.
I’ve seen the documentation. You’d be surprised at who’s really making money and who isn’t.

This is how I come to this conclusion. This turned out to be a nice, lengthy post but I
get pretty passionate when it comes to this issue.

Keep sharpening your warm market skills. Keep expanding your knowledge about

Using the internet as a powerful tool to supplement your business

Make it happen and keep KILLIN IT in your MLM business!!!

-ec