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??


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!


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

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

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.


Another one of those things??!

Job Jumpers vs. Brand Promoters.

It seems like everytime a network marketer gets hit with this
question (or comment), they stop dead in their tracks.

If anyone asks me, are you doing another MLM…

I simply ask them if they are doing another JOB.

If they have had more than 1 job, I’d like to know if they
are tired of falling for the pyramid scheme that they
are in.

Tired of that 40/40/40 plan?!

Join me in my 30 day plan


How To Create Excitement Out Of Thin Air…

Here is a video that I rolled out to my Visalus team that I’ll share with
you (my loyal readers) to show you an example of how to create excitement
amongst your organization out of thin air.

There are a few components..

You need to “Rally The Troops”.
You need to help your team feel like they are ALL engaged in a cause.
You need to lead the charge from the front.
You need to think out of the box and address the field (those who are working)
You need to RALLY with your group, NOT RALLY at them.

Aggressive Comp Plan Or Aggressive Retention?? (Visalus)

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while on my blog. I’ve been really busy
in Phase 1 building my NEW Network Marketing Business and supporting my

Things are really starting to heat up in the group.

However, I wanted to post a quick video that I shot recently about the
most important aspect of any compensation plan.

I got a BMW in just DAYS..but is that the motivator??

I got a BMW because my company paid for it. I did it faster than a lot of people
usually do it, and it feels great…but is that really the motivating factor??

A lot of people think that throwing out cars like how Visalus is (14 BMW’s a day)
is the secret sauce to the company’s smashing growth.

DOCUMENTED double digit compounded growth for the past 18 months has
most people stumped. They can’t put a finger on it, but I can.

After sitting down with the owners of Visalus in a private setting, I realized
what it was. But here’s a great video that talks about the real motivation
behind driving people.

The “It Takes Money To Make Money” Myth.

Throughout my career in business, I’ve often overheard many traditional
businessmen casually state that it takes money to make money. I wanted
to address that and see if that logic actually holds any merit.

For many of us in the Network Marketing or Direct Sales world, you know
that isn’t necessarily true…or is it??

When I first got started in my current company as an independent distributor,
I paid $499 for my start up kit.

Yes, I was broke so I didn’t have a lot of money to spend.

Now some people would claim that isn’t a lot of money but, you see, that
might not be a lot of money…on my part.

However, someone had to come up with the money to start that company.

  • Someone had to pay for the scientific research on products, didn’t they?
  • Someone had to pay for the licensing of those products..didn’t they?
  • Someone had to pay for the staff to start a company, didn’t they?
  • Someone had to pay for the manufacturing and distribution of that

product, didn’t they?

Somewhere along the line…the opportunity would not have been possible
if large amounts of capital were not invested.

Even if you want to purchase Real Estate with “No Money Down” someone
has to come up with the money somewhere down the line.

What does this mean for your business??

Here’s what I’m getting at…

If you aren’t making money in your Network Marketing business, chances
are you don’t have any MONEY moving through your organization.

If you don’t have money moving through your group, you don’t get paid.

Now..Let’s apply this to marketing your business.

If you don’t have new recruits for your business, what is your plan?
You obviously need more prospects so you can talk to more people, right?
If you want to advertise or do PPC, you need money in your budget
but if you aren’t making money in your business and can’t make the investment
you are dead in the water.

That mainly leaves you with virtually 1 option.

Go and personally talk to a bunch of friends, family, co workers, strangers, etc..

Now, the catch there is that you are DEPENDING on them to pay you
are actually hoping they are in a better financial situation than you are. LOL!

Do you see, where this is going?? Without money, you aren’t going to make it.
If YOU don’t need to have it, But someone else WILL.

Now…Here’s how to leverage yourself into a Marketing / Advertising budget
worth thousands of dollars. This is where “Funded Proposal” Marketing comes
into play. It’s nothing new. Infact, anyone that tries to tell you that attraction
marketing is some new thing that people are “trying” to make work, they don’t
know what the H*** they are talking about.

So here’s how you do it.

1) You need to find a way that targets your specific audience.
2) You find a way to add value to that audience and appeal to them.
3) Get them to purchase a “low end” / entry level product that adds
cash to your pocket and their info to your list.
4) The money from that funded funnel will drive your marketing budget
higher so you can reach more people.
5) You create a relationship with those prospects / customers and bring
them into your opportunity.
6) You make even more money and the money you get from step #3 just
repeats over and over which enables you to advertise more and more.

So, that’s it! If you can’t pay for advertising PPC costs…

Get your prospects to pay that bill for you!

Take a look at my funded proposal / attraction marketing funnel that
I use to recruit with.

In closing, we conclude that it certainly DOES take money to make it.

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