M.L.M. Means...

Written by Andre Best

M.L.M. Means... Many Lives Mourned

I'm a Canadian living inrepparttar United States forrepparttar 122498 last nine years. This is where I've called home for my family and where my three sons were born. And although I am not a homegrown American I was deeply affected byrepparttar 122499 terrorist events that transpired inrepparttar 122500 World Trade Center/Pentagon/ Pennysylvania area.

What struck me most about these events wasrepparttar 122501 utter senselessness of it all. To me, any loss of lives in an incident like that is absolutely senseless. I don't care what someone's 'reason' for doing something is.

That doesn't give them permission.

I believerepparttar 122502 incidents occurring atrepparttar 122503 World Trade Center andrepparttar 122504 Pentagon will be recorded inrepparttar 122505 history books as one of America's pivotal watershed moments.

Think about it.

Multiple thousands of innocent lives ended during a one-hour period of time. A loss of this magnitude has not occurred for a long, long time on American soil.

Essentiallyrepparttar 122506 entire world, at leastrepparttar 122507 global traveling population forrepparttar 122508 time-being, has been impacted by this event. What country inrepparttar 122509 world that uses air transportation will ever be able to again see their flying iron behemoths as just another alternative method of quickly getting from point A to point B? I doubt that world air travel on a global scale will ever berepparttar 122510 same again.

Now is a loss of this magnitude unprecedented? Of course not.

Almost 500,000 Americans die from smoking related illness every year. About 60,000 of those who die are not even smokers, they die from second-hand smoke. Tens of thousands more are murdered from acts of violence and from accidents involving moving vehicles and accidents inrepparttar 122511 home. Every year.

Year after year.

I saw an investigative report on television recently that revealed that a country inrepparttar 122512 Southern Hemisphere (the name ofrepparttar 122513 country escapes me) is having a civil war that has caused an estimated loss of lives inrepparttar 122514 millions duringrepparttar 122515 past several years.

Millions of lives.

And is this front-page news in America? No.

And why not? Because it's happening somewhere else. It's not 'home territory' to Americans. But this is not an 'American mind-set thing' mind you. So don't think that only Americans are a bunch of myopic (short-sighted) folks.

HUMANS are a bunch of myopic folks.

We're only thinking of our own and ourselves so generally what goes on inrepparttar 122516 rest ofrepparttar 122517 world goes on, forrepparttar 122518 most part, unnoticed.

Now I'll step off my soapbox and get intorepparttar 122519 depth of this insight and how it relates to you and your MLM business.


M.L.M. Means... Mighty Lesson Made

I still haverepparttar 122520 need to go to a J.O.B. to earn a living. I'm not where most of us want to be and why we start this whole deal in craziness with our main program. At least not yet.

My work happens to cause me to be working forrepparttar 122521 local municipal government in a high-rise downtown. I'm onrepparttar 122522 street side ofrepparttar 122523 building, onrepparttar 122524 fourth floor.

Duringrepparttar 122525 last two weeks I found that I leftrepparttar 122526 building atrepparttar 122527 end ofrepparttar 122528 day very disturbed internally. This occurred each week torepparttar 122529 point where I found myself getting very emotional and just having to release feelings in order to function properly. These days that didn't seem likerepparttar 122530 'me' that I am.

I realized that we had a bomb scare about one block away from my office several days afterrepparttar 122531 World Trade Center/Pentagon incident, but that wasn't what seemed to be continually eating away at me.

It took me over a week to figure it out but I finally did.

Of course it had to relate torepparttar 122532 incident atrepparttar 122533 World Trade Center andrepparttar 122534 Pentagon, but it seemed that this was impacting me on a somewhat individually personal basis.

You see,repparttar 122535 part of all of this that really affected me was that all of those people, those innocent people, were just minding their own business. They were doing what most of us do. They were working for a living. They were earning a living. They were supporting themselves and their families and loved ones. They were contributing torepparttar 122536 American economy and paying taxes like everyone does.

They went to work that day just like any other day. Another day atrepparttar 122537 J.O.B.

I know there were visitors inrepparttar 122538 building, but they too were probably mostly inrepparttar 122539 building conducting business for an offsite business they worked for. I'm assuming most of this, but I hope you getrepparttar 122540 gist of what I'm saying.

Regardless. These folks were just sitting there and working. I realized that that too was what I was doing every day in my office cubicle up there onrepparttar 122541 fourth floor of that municipal office building.

I was doing what I've been doing most of my adult life so far, working for someone else and going torepparttar 122542 daily drudgery of my office work and eking out a living to support my family and my other commitments. I too was going to work and minding my own business.

Each day I found myself going to work I found myself thinking "what would happen if this were MY last day on this planet. What would I have for MY family?"

I found myself thinking, "sure I'm working on my biz, and sure I'm working on my prospecting but what am I really doing to make it all come together. Am I doing all that I really can do inrepparttar 122543 time allotted to make it all work for me? Am I getting closer to seeing what it is I started all this stuff for?"

I continued to think like that and I kept thinking of all those unfortunate folks who didn't have say in what was going to happen to them. The decision that ended their lives so abruptly was not theirs to make.

What I'm getting at here is for you to begin to ask yourself exactly what it is that you are hoping to get out of your MLM biz. What is it that caused you to pick up your torch and joinrepparttar 122544 Freedom call to self-employment in your home based biz? What was it that made you say, "I'm doing this. This is going to work for me because I'm going to work it"?

Are You Forgetting About Your Success in MLM?

Written by Andre Best

Recently I was listening to an MLM tape and I had a fairly revealing insight into something that appears to be going on inrepparttar MLM field.

And it isn't something that's working to our advantage as beginning network marketers.

I'll explain.

Now you know and I know that there is one and pretty much only one reason that we joined our MLM main company, right?

It'srepparttar 122497 same reason thatrepparttar 122498 industry is so powerful at attracting so many folks to it.

You know what it is...



Ask someone why they joined their MLM deal onrepparttar 122499 day that they join and you'll find that about 99% of them joined to make money.

I know, I know. Your company has SUCH great products. Right?

Well, they might berepparttar 122500 best products out there. That's notrepparttar 122501 issue here.

The issue is what direction we are told to take our efforts in when we are just innocent MLM beginner's.


Well, when we get deeper into our main MLM company's message and we forget 'why' we really joined this industry inrepparttar 122502 first place, that is when we get into trouble.

That is when things can start to go downhill for us, if we aren't alerted to what's going on.

You see...

... What'srepparttar 122503 first thing that most main MLM company's tell their new distributors to do?

Get onrepparttar 122504 products, right? Whateverrepparttar 122505 product is...



Magnetic shoes.



"Just, get onrepparttar 122506 products."


THIS part makes sense to me. It should for you too.

You need to experience your products in order to best tell others about them.

Nothing misleading here.

But what happens after this is what generally is what gets misleading and sends most new MLM'ers into a downward slide they never recover from.

And then one day, they're gone.

I'll explain.


After new distributors 'get onrepparttar 122507 products', they are told to learn aboutrepparttar 122508 products.

Why does this happen?

Answer: so thatrepparttar 122509 distributors can know what they are 'selling' or 'sharing' with folks.

That's whatrepparttar 122510 big founding company distributor or diamond upline tells these impressionable beginning MLM'ers to do.

They are told that "they, as a distributor ofrepparttar 122511 product, HAVE to knowrepparttar 122512 products."

- They have to know how they work.

- They have to knowrepparttar 122513 dosages,repparttar 122514 amounts,repparttar 122515 frequency.

- The ingredients.

- And who should be taking them and for what and for how long.

Never mind worrying about contraindications and all that potentially medically-damaging stuff.

I speak from first-hand experience. My first two MLM deals were both consumable products.

And I was told for both companies that I had to knowrepparttar 122516 products before I could 'really' sell them to others. They told me it just made sense to do it that way.

I was told to focus onrepparttar 122517 products andrepparttar 122518 money will follow.

Well, let's see what happened. And what happens to virtually most new MLM'ers.

I was spendingrepparttar 122519 majority of my precious new free-time learning aboutrepparttar 122520 products and all that other stuff instead of working on reaching out to folks and getting them involved inrepparttar 122521 business opportunity I was in.

I was basically totally focusing on learning just about all that I could aboutrepparttar 122522 products so, you know...

"I could tell people about them."


Well, what happened torepparttar 122523 business side of things?

Didn't I and most others join MLM to MAKE money?!...

I relate this to an experience I had inrepparttar 122524 mid 1980's after I graduated from University and found myself unemployed for two years.

At least unemployed inrepparttar 122525 sense that I wasn't working in my academic field of choice.

I found myself eventually selling new cars at a local dealership.

(And you thinkrepparttar 122526 public looks down on MLM! ;-)


The day that I started withrepparttar 122527 new car dealership wasrepparttar 122528 same day this fellow named Lionel started.

Lionel and I were quite different in our approaches in 'selling'. I found myself thinking that I couldn't possibly 'sell' someone a $20,000 car without MY first knowing everything about it.

I mean, 'what if they asked me something about it'? And I didn't knowrepparttar 122529 answer. Wouldn't that just blowrepparttar 122530 sale?

So what happened?

Well, as I was busy figuring out allrepparttar 122531 package options, combinations, and features of each ofrepparttar 122532 dozen new car models onrepparttar 122533 lot...

...Lionel was actually SELLINGrepparttar 122534 cars to people.

From his very first day.

I had to stop him and in my naiveté I asked him how he could do that.

I asked him how he could sell something that he didn't know anything about, or at least only minimal information.

He answered that he didn't really care that he didn't know everything aboutrepparttar 122535 cars. And in fact knew very little about any one of them.

He said that when his potential customers asked him something aboutrepparttar 122536 car they were looking at and he didn't knowrepparttar 122537 answer -- he just said "I don't know. But I can find out for you".

He said that people always said "Oh never mind, it's not really that important. Let's just go for a test drive."

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