Simple way to teach your team why to get to company events

Get your team to company events

 

Watch this video to learn a simple technique used by our director of training back when he was in the field.  It very easy to duplicate to your teams so they understand why they need to attend company events if the want to be successful in this industry. Hope this help you in your business!

Fast is Fun, Slow Stinks

When you build a business, do you want to build Fast or Slow?

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We have a saying in our company, “ Fast is fun, Slow stinks!”  This means that if you are building your teams slowly, then life stinks.  You will get bored with your business.  You might even start to question if this is really what you should be doing.  However, if you are building your teams fast, then you don’t have time to think about anything but how much fun you are having and how awesome this business has been for you.  Life is FUN!

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The FlyWheel Effect

How to build momentum using flywheel effect

 

 

I finished a book this week called ,”Good to Great“.  Although there are some great ideas and concepts in this book, the one that made the most impact on me was chapter 8 when the author discussed the FlyWheel.  Here is a short video describing the flywheel and how it impacted me.  Get a copy of the book to learn more or you can listen to it online at Youtube.

 

Related Links

The flywheel effect by Timothy Kanold

Leadership and the flywheel effect by Terry

The Flywheel Effect: Building your business into a passive income machine by Aaron Kinney

 

To Win you Have to Play the Game

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Greetings!  Today I would like to share a famous quote by Michael Jordan and take just a few minutes to talk about it.

To win you don’t have to be the best, but you do have to be willing to play.  I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was one of the all-time best basketball players and holds many records.  However, he did not get there overnight.  He spent many hours practicing every aspect of the game.  He failed over and over and over again.  It was those failures that caused him to be a winner.  You can’t succeed if you don’t try.  You can’t win if you are not willing to play.

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How much does your cell phone weigh?

I'll bet your cell phone weighs a ton when it's time for prospecting!

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Greetings!  Today I would like to talk about taking action.  I attended one of our regional training events last year and they talked about this subject.  At that event the speaker said something that I have never forgotten and think about quite often.

How much do you think a cell phone weighs?  I did a quick Google search and it weighs about five ounces.  That means it does not take much strength to pick up your cell phone and use it.  When you call your friends or family, does it hurt your muscles to make that call?  Absolutely not!  However, when it comes to your business, now how much does your cell phone weight?  It feels like 100 pounds right?  It seems like someone has taped a 100 pound weight to your phone so that it is impossible for you to pick it up and make a business call.

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Life is like a Skit

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Greetings!  I took my wife to the theater.  On this particular night, instead of one long show, they decided to entertain us with about 12 small individual skits.  Most of them were great, but there was one in particular that I found most irritating.  The entire time I was watching this skit I wanted to yell out, “Network Marketing”.  Let me explain what the skit was about and you will quickly see why.

The scene starts with heaps of papers sitting on a table.  Then as the lights come on, a lady enters the stage.  She walks to the table and starts looking at the papers one at a time, all while talking about how much debt they have and how they can’t afford anything.  Continue Reading

Teach a Man to Fish

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Greetings!  We have all heard the saying, “Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day.  But teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.”  When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time at my grandpa’s lake house fishing.  From the first time I heard this saying, it has resonated with me.  I was not a very good fisherman, but I knew the basics.  I was taught how to add string to the fishing pole, add weights and a bobber, and how to add a hook and worm.  Knowing all of this, I could get the hook in the water, but I was never very successful at actually catching anything.  Then again, I am not the kind of person that can just sit down for hours watching a bobber go up and down on the waves!  I caught a few fish in my day but was by no means an expert.

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Act Before the Pain, Not After!

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Greetings!  I read a book called ‘The Millionaire Dropout’ by Vince Stanzione.  The book is great and has tons of self-improvement ideas.  One jumped out at me that I would like to share.  He said that many people wait until something disastrous happens in their life before they decide to take action.

It is kind of like knowing that you need to go see the dentist but decide to put it off.  Then one day you have this constant annoying pain.  You start flossing more, and using Sensodyne® toothpaste, and even numbing gel to ease the pain.  Eventually the pain is too much and you take action and book a dentist appointment.  You know that you could have prevented it by going to the dentist every six months, but instead you chose to wait until you experienced pain.

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Are you a Leader or a Boss?

Leaders lead, is anyone following you?

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Greetings! Today I would like to briefly talk about leaders.  I ran across this meme and just had to share it.  In this industry, we are all striving to become better leaders.  We start building our teams on our own and it can grow without us being leaders.  However, to hit higher ranks in the company we must learn to become leaders.

For many years, I thought leadership was only for certain kinds of people.  The image I had in my head of what a good leader looked like was not how I thought of myself.  However, over the years of reading books on success, leadership, personal development, etc… I began to realize that being a leader is nothing like I imagined.  It all boils down to leading people just like in the picture.  If people are following you, then you are leading them, which means you are a leader.  Being a good or bad is leader is up to you!

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