Our biggest fear in branding ourselves is the question: If people KNOW me, will they LIKE and TRUST me?

If you are like I was a couple of years ago the idea of branding YOU is scary and ludicrous.

Never mind that the marketing gurus can make a solid case that personal branding is the best way to build your business. You have twice as many reasons why it won’t work for you.

I want to say this kindly but I’m not sure there is a kind way.

Stop being a spambot for your company!

Stop being a spambotPlease understand, I love my company. I will use the products until I die.

But I am doing a better job of representing my company and products by branding myself.

My goal and my company’s goal are in agreement. They want me to sell more products and enroll more distributors. And I want that too.

And the best way for me to reach our mutual goal is for me to brand ME.

That is because people buy from those they KNOW, LIKE and TRUST.

If I am a spambot filling my Facebook page with ads for my company product I give people no reason to KNOW, LIKE or TRUST me.

When I brand ME with who I genuinely am, people will get to KNOW, LIKE and TRUST me.

And then they will buy from ME.

It should be that simple, however . . .

I believe that our biggest fear of branding ourselves is the question: If people KNOW me, will they LIKE and TRUST me?

Of course, if I am a dishonest liar then I shouldn’t expect people to LIKE and TRUST me once they KNOW me.

Maybe our problem is that we do KNOW ourselves and we know that sometimes we aren’t very likable.

Welcome to the human race!

This is one of the best reasons for branding yourself. You get to work on who you are.

You will get to KNOW yourself! And I promise. You will get to LIKE yourself. And as you do this before the whole world (oh so scary, I know) they will be able to TRUST you.

And when they KNOW, LIKE and TRUST you, you will be far more productive for your company than any SpamBot.

So, you’re still not convinced. Maybe if you heard my story you would start believing.

I was not comfortable with me – who I was. struggling

I am sure that was my big hang up in branding myself. But I was desperate. I knew that I had to grow. And I had a great coach who talked me through my fear.

When I started the personal branding process, I was not “comfortable in my own skin.”

I had no reason to be so full of self-doubt. But it controlled me.

So, when my coach gave me the assignment to set up a “fan” page on Facebook and label myself as a “public figure” and use my name, it was a triple whammy of fear and self-doubt.

First, how could I have a “fan” page? I had no “fans.”

It would have been easier if my coach had called it a “business” page.

But she didn’t and I am glad. I needed to push through that fear.

Believe me, finding fans is easy. It is the easiest part of the process.

And I had coaches throughout the process.

Are you ready to begin the process?

Second, I was no more a “public” figure than my dog was.

I didn’t feel like a public figure. I didn’t feel like a successful network marketer. I didn’t feel like I had a right to call myself a “public figure.”

The truth is we don’t have any business trusting our feelings.

In my case, here in my community, I was a public figure. I had directed a non-profit organization for fifteen years. I had been successful in doing that. People I didn’t know knew me and respected me.

I had built a small network marketing team before I needed to stay home with my mom. I wasn’t earning six figures. But I received a monthly residual check from my successful efforts.

And more to the point, I had sixty- plus years of life experience. I was an entrepreneur committed to helping others.

And I was a leader who dared to step out from the crowd.

And stepping out from the crowd made me a public figure.

Are you ready to step out from the crowd? Then you are ready to brand YOU and be a public figure committed to helping others.

And third, my name? Why? No one knew who I was!

No one knew who I was!I was also instructed to use my personal profile picture for continuity sake. I had used several profile pictures over the time I had been on
Facebook. At the time, I was using a picture with my dog and so I used it.

A hard and fast rule is that your profile picture should be a picture of you. Not your dog. Not your grandchildren. Not anything else. YOU.

So, I sort of fudged with my dog in the picture. But now it has almost become my logo and for now, I will keep it. Max gets lots of comments.

I fudged in a greater sense by using a qualifier in my name.

Today my page is Connie Suarez but in the beginning, I was Connie Suarez, Difference Maker.

I couldn’t stand alone as Connie Suarez.

But Facebook fixed that in an unexpected way.

When you set up a Facebook business page you can customize your URL. So I tried www.facebook.com/conniesuarez and learned that it was already in use.

Facebook suggested www.facebook.com/theconniesuarez.

I shrunk away from the impertinence of theconniesuarez but accepted it as practical.

That helped me to get to where today I embrace theconniesuarez.

I am glad that I didn’t have the option of plain old conniesuarez.

I get to be theconniesuarez.

Today I feel like The Connie Suarez.Connie head shot (2)

It was a process. It was a painful process. But I learned that I have something that you don’t have to offer. It is me – with all the failures, faults and wrinkles. But it is a genuine me who cares about you with all your failures, faults and wrinkles.

I offer you my experience and the wisdom I have gained and will continue to gain from the process.

You can offer others the same things – today.

Tomorrow and the next day you will have appreciated in value if you are faithful to the process.

If this is what has been missing in your business, I would love to visit with you. I would love to be the coach that believes in you the way my coach did back in August of 2016.

This is your invitation. Message me and we will set up a free consultation. m.me/theconniesuarez

May you soon experience the power that comes when folks KNOW, LIKE and TRUST you.

Here is to YOU becoming a powerful BRAND.

I love reading your comments. Feel free to share this with your team.

I’ll be in touch,
The Connie Suarez
m.me/theconniesuarez

 

Do We Have What It Takes? Three Things to Build and Keep Confidence

One of the unspoken questions that your prospects have is “will this work for me?”Will this work for me_

Before you and I can effectively answer that for others we need to establish that it will work for us.

Of course, when we reach the pinnacle of our company we will be sure that it works for us.

But how can the brand new distributor have that kind of confidence?

Fortunately, the brand new distributor has enough excitement pulsing through their body that confidence is automatic.

But after the excitement has worn off how can you help them to keep going?

How do we keep the confidence going for ourselves when we experience a setback?

Here are three things that you should be doing on a daily basis to keep going when the question “will this work for me” haunts you.

Always be reading/listening to a good personal development book/audio.

Jeff Olson has this rule. Read ten pages a day. That is part of The Slight Edge that he Read ten pages a day!.pngwrites about in the book of that name.

Ten pages will be easy to do. And it will be just as easy not to do.

But if you stick with it you will be filled up with new ideas, new confidence, new mastery of what you are doing.

There are many good books. Your upline is reading a good book and would love to recommend it.

When you read a book the author often has a list of recommended books. So consider those recommendations.

Sometimes an author has written more than one book. If you like the one book you may want to read others by the same author.

I have read many so-called personal development books and not one of them was a waste of time.

Usually, the one I like best is the one I am currently reading.

Here is a short list of books I am impressed with:

  • The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson
  • The One Thing, by Gary Keller
  • The Five Second Rule, by Mel Robbins

Ask others for their short list. And get started reading ten pages a day.

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If you start reading The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson you will learn quickly the importance of doing positive, easy to do actions on a daily basis.

The difference between success and failure is doing.

Not doing great things occasionally but doing simple often mundane things that do not seem to make a difference. And doing them consistently day after day.

That is how you achieve success in time.

However, it is also how you feel confident in the beginning. I find great confidence boosting from doing my daily activities. When I let up I feel my confidence diminish. When I am busy doing my daily activities my confidence grows.

Once you understand the power of daily activity that moves toward your goal you will be confident in what you are doing.

So you must make a list of your Daily Method of Operation. Your list should have three or four daily activities that are easy to do.

When making your list you want it to be activities that will produce results. You want them to be activities that attract prospects or establish contact with prospects or followup with contacts. In other words, you want them to be activities that will build your business and earn income.

Here are a couple of examples:

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  1. Add five names to your database/list.
  2. Call three people on your database/list.
  3. Make appropriate follow-up calls.

These are the three things you would do consistently every day whether you felt like it or not. They are simple, easy, and don’t take all of your day. They are doable.

You will still go to company events, hotel meetings, home meetings, one on one meetings. These are important activities but you wouldn’t do them every day.

If you faithfully do your three daily activities you will see results. When you start you will not be good at it but you will get better. And they will work for you. If you do them faithfully.

I believe this even though I never experienced it. I never experienced it because I never faithfully did it.

I hated doing it. And it is a good thing I discovered attraction marketing using the internet.

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  1. Attract and respond to five new page likes.
  2. Post videos and articles on my page.
  3. Engage with comments to my posts.

I also attend company events as often as possible. But much of my training and interaction is online since I need to be at home with my mom.

When I started this DMO I was awkward when engaging with strangers who commented on my posts. I am better these days and know that I will get even better.

Confidence came first when I knew that I had a limitless number of people I could contact on the internet.

Second, as I daily, consistently, faithfully worked my DMO I gained confidence. I knew I was doing what was necessary and what would work.

I invite you to check out the program that has given me all the confidence and skills to carry out this DMO. Click on this link to sign up for a free 10-Day Attraction Marketing Boot Camp.

In other words, I had confidence it would work for me before I saw the results.

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You will gain more confidence than is imaginable by sharing with others what you have learned.

You’re right! It doesn’t make sense, but it is true.

My coach gave me a 30-day-challenge. He told me to do a five minute Facebook Live using the chapter on Persistence in Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich.

And I am challenging you to do the same.

My coach gave me several instructions and held me accountable.

Accountability is key to follow through so, message me and I’ll give you his instructions and cheer you on. Message me at m.me/theconniesuarez

You will grow in confidence. I guarantee it!

I am looking forward to seeing it.

I love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Feel free to comment below.

If you find this of value share it with others.

I’ll be in touch,
Connie Suarez
m.me/theconniesuarez

Do We Need More “Yes Men?

You probably know someone like an acquaintance of mine.

Several years ago it occurred to me that she often has negative thoughts about the plans of those around her, even her children. Truly, she is being realistic.

But she is seldom encouraging. And I really don’t talk to her about my plans because she will observe some potential pitfall. She doesn’t say no but it feels like she is saying, that is a bad idea – don’t do it.

Jeff Olson reports in The Slight Edge that according to social science research children hear five times as many nos as yeses.Growing up we heard five times as many nos as yeses.Life has a downward pull. (1).png

I am guessing that it doesn’t get better as we continue in life.

This seems especially true if we choose a “career path” that isn’t “normal.” That is if we choose to be an entrepreneur, not an employee. Especially, if we start building a “pyramid scheme.”

Don’t you agree?

So, we learn that we need to spend more time with people who will affirm us in our “career choice.”

This is vital.

And it brings me to the concept of a yes-man as I first understood it.

My original concept of a yes-man was negative.

A yes-man was agreeing with an associate or superior to gain favor. That man or woman was not sincere and was seeking his or her own interests.

The person who surrounded themselves with yes-men was essentially weak and had nothing of value to share. Thus necessitating the need for the phony affirmation of yes-men.

That is not who we strive to be.

Perhaps because we start life with so many nos and likely continue to hear them we aren’t as confident in our own thoughts and decisions.

So we are encouraged to distance ourselves from the naysayers and hang out with those who are making similar choices to ours. But . . .

Let’s be clear about this – the network marketer is not weak.

Our decision to join a network marketing business was a daring decision.

We were aware of what many people think about our profession. In fact, many of us still harbored some of that mindset when we joined.

And even though we knew what others thought, we joined.LLP_Connie_09cropped

That takes courage and strength. But most likely we have exhausted our reserve of courageous strength after calling a few of our family and friends who turn out to be no-men.

So, we need to hang out with more yes-men. But what if we are married to a no-man/woman? What if our best friend is a no-man/woman?

What do we do? Where do we find the positive reinforcement that will fill up our courageous strength tank?

Here are two obvious suggestions followed by two not so obvious suggestions.

Your sponsor and/or immediate upline.

It is your sponsor and other upline’s job to stay plugged in with you. Your company’s compensation structure is designed to reward them more if you succeed than if you don’t. So they have a vested interest in your success.

Your upline doesn’t think you are crazy for building a network marketing. They are your loudest yes-men. The more you communicate with them the more yeses you will hear.

Therefore it is your job to stay plugged in with them.

Some people work closely with sponsors and upline. Some people don’t. That is your choice but make sure you get the maximum positive affirmation from your upline.

And while you are at it pass it back to them.

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There are several reasons for attending company events. It is the best way to stay informed of compensation plan updates and product launches.

We usually learn of the latest developments in the use of technology in selling our opportunity and products at company events.

And one of the best reasons is networking.

Introduce yourself to new people. Get contact info. Or just friend them on Facebook.

Then stay in contact with them.

Some of those contacts may become your best yes-men.

Those are the two obvious suggestions. And here are the two less obvious suggestions.

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Use the internet to attract even more yes-men. You can do that in several ways and on many social media platforms.

My preference is creating a Facebook business page and start building your own brand. Post items that will be helpful to others building a network marketing business and start inviting people to like your page.

You will be attracting people who love network marketing and you will create a positive place for network marketers.

You should be posting daily and engaging with those who show up on your page so it will be like a networking event in your community all day every day.

Finally, join other network marketing groups and meet new contacts.20180118_083737

Do online searches for MLM or network marketing groups and find one that works for you.

Observe the posted rules. Some allow, even encourage, people to post their opportunity information. Whatever the rules a good guide is to be more interested in helping others than helping yourself.

The best group I have found is one of the perks of an internet marketing training and affiliate program that focuses on network marketers. They have a Facebook group that both helpful and encouraging.

I found them almost two years ago. They aren’t free but they are valuable.

They train, mentor and coach and you choose the way you will build your business.

You have an opportunity to get a taste of the program in a free 10-day Attraction Marketing Boot Camp.

The Boot Camp link signs you up to receive 10 days of video training and an introduction to the program and the community that comes along with it.

It is only a Facebook group but it is a community in the best sense.

In closing, I volunteer to be one of your yes-men. I love what we do and the freedom it provides.

May you grow and prosper and do well and good with your prosperity.

I value your comments and feedback.

If you have found value in this article share it with others.

I’ll be in touch,
Connie Suarez
m.me/theconniesuarez

Where are you headed?

I am pretty sure I know where you are headed.

In fact, here is a diagram I want to share with you.

I am reading The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. At the end of the chapter Two Life Paths, he asks Where are you headed? And inserts the diagram pictured above.

Jeff asserts that as we move through our life we are always in motion. Not just forward motion but we are also on an upward path or a downward path. It may seem like we are on an even keel but not so.

“In a constantly and rapidly changing world like ours, you simply cannot remain the same as you were yesterday. You are in motion – you have no choice in that. But motion in which direction? You have total choice in that.” Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge

He demonstrates in the diagram that at first there doesn’t seem to be any great difference between the two paths. But as you continue on either path the differences increase.

It is Easy to Do and it Easy Not to Do.

In earlier chapters, he explains that The Slight Edge is doing easy, often mundane, actions that seem to be unimportant in the success of our life’s goals.

They are easy to do and therefore seem unimportant and therefore they are easy NOT to do.

And we find ourselves on the downward curve.

Assess Your Path with this List

Use this list to assess if you are on the Upward or Downward path.

Up Down
Your health
Your happiness
Your friendships and relationships
Your personal development
Your finances
Your career
Your positive impact on the world

From The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

Your health – are you making choices with diet, exercise, sleep that are improving your health?

Your happiness – are you choosing to be happy or dissatisfied?

Your friendships and relationships – are you taking action to nurture relationships with others in your life?

Your personal development – are you reading books, watching videos that are growing you?

Your finances – are you living within your means, is your net worth growing?

Your career – are you growing in the skills of your work, are you making a bigger contribution in your personal effort?

Your positive impact on the world? Is the world a better place because of you and is your impact growing?

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Use a Pencil (not a pen – remember, everything changes)

That is very good news.

This book, The Slight Edge, came out of Jeff Olson’s personal experiences. He took the slight downward path more than once.

And he recovered each time by taking the slight upward path.

It takes time. But change is inevitable.

So, make it the change on the upward path.

It will be easy to do.

And just as easy not to do.

I said at the beginning of this short article that I was pretty sure that I know where you are headed.

That is because you are reading this article. Not that this article will make or break your success. But it is one of the small, easy actions you can take to grow. After all, you could have chosen to play a computer game.

I am glad you came here.

I love to read your comments.

If you have found value in this article share it with the people that matter to you.

I’ll be in touch,
Connie Suarez
m.me/theconniesuarez

Language Patterns of Successful People

Ever wonder why there are so many personal development books and programs out there and yet people keep signing up for more?

Is it possible those books and programs aren’t getting the job done?

Some people have purchased so many personal development products that they could teach their own class.

Maybe you are one of them. I have plopped down enough money over the years that I should be wondering why I haven’t seen a greater change.

I recently heard my mentor Ferny Ceballos speak about this on a Facebook Live he titled:

Language Patterns of the Most Successful People I Know

Ferny loves to go out on the controversial limb and he did this time as well when he said,

The problem with most personal development gurus is that they mostly show you what to think, not how to think.

He really got my attention when he said,20180118_083737

When selling I reveal to a person how I think. My thinking doesn’t allow for excuses to be inserted.

Does that interest you?

If you are a network marketer you know that people have an endless array of excuses that they offer when you invite them to join you in your business opportunity.

That is why I listened with pen and paper in hand. I wanted to retain the valuable info I was about to hear.

Ferny continued with this question:

What if learning how successful people think was like learning any other skill?

For that to happen it has to be:Identifiable Repeatable Duplicatable.png

  • Identifiable – We need to know what purpose it serves.
  • Repeatable – We need to be able to do it again.
  • Duplicatable – We need to be able to teach it to others.

I am currently demonstrating the third item on the list. I am teaching the process to you in this blog.

Yesterday I repeated it in the blog I posted.

And apparently, I understand the purpose it serves and believe it to be valuable enough to devote time talking about it in two blog posts.

So here is the process Ferny Ceballos taught.

The How to Think Process. Or The Success Formula.

  1. Who is the person asked to think – who is doing the work? Often this will be you. You are growing as an entrepreneur and as a person. But understanding this process will help us as we have a conversation with a prospect.
  2. What – historical – We are gathering information at this point.
    • Ask what worked in the past, what didn’t work, what works for others, what are other ideas that I might do, what else might I do to gather more ideas.
    • We are gathering ideas and we are not attached to one idea. If you are going through this process with someone you hope to recruit it is important that you remain unattached to the idea of them joining you in your business.
  3. What is the action plan?
    • The question we ask here is what might I do differently that I haven’t done before.
    • You may involve a mentor in this part of the process.
    • You are forming a plan. You want to decide what is going to be most effective.
    • You may decide you need more ideas and go back to step 2.
  4. The final step is to take Action. Do what you have planned.

As Ferny shared these steps I did not question their worth. He had been role modeling it for me and I had already adopted it somewhat.

Still, I was glad to hear that this is based upon research. The Canadian government spent millions studying how successful people think.

So, the question is how will I be more like Ferny and lead others in learning how to think when I am selling.

It is definitely something to put in our toolbox. Then when it would be helpful in a conversation pull out those questions and ask them in the context of the problem.

I believe that when we quit making excuses ourselves and start thinking we begin to naturally influence others.

In other words, if we want the people we invite to our business to quit making excuses we should stop making excuses.

It is too bad that more people aren’t taught to think. Wouldn’t it be nice if this process were taught in schools?

Until that happens we have one more opportunity to make a difference as we role model it in our lives and teach those we are leading and coaching in our businesses.

I welcome your comments.

If you find value in this article, share it with your friends and team.

I’ll be in touch,
Connie Suarez
m.me/theconniesuarez

Managing Your Distractions

I was chatting with someone who, like me, is caring for her elderly mother.

Of course, I can relate to the distractions she works with.

But I can also relate to the distractions you work with as well.

That’s because a distraction is by definition distracting. Whatever circumstances create the distraction.

And . . .

Our lives are full of distractions.

A full-time job is definitely a distraction.

Looking for a job is a huge distraction.

Having health issues is also a distraction.

I believe that having few distractions may be the worst kind of distraction. You can be lulled into thinking you have unlimited time and procrastinate your day away.

So how do we manage our distractions?

How do you manage your distractions?

Here are three simple steps to help you find the answer to your distractions.

First, what has worked for you in the past when dealing with distractions? And what do others do to successfully deal with their distractions?

Don’t worry if their distractions look different than yours. There is a pretty good chance you can still learn from what they do.

Second, what hasn’t worked for you in the past? Can you identify the reason that it didn’t work?child-645451_1920

By answering these questions you are gathering ideas that will help you create your plan to deal with distractions with this step.

Third, what might you do differently in dealing with distractions now?

In this step, you create a plan. Based upon what has worked and not worked for you and others in the past, decide upon your plan of action to deal with distractions.

And now it is time to take action.

Follow your plan for a week.

After a reasonable period of time evaluate how your plan has worked.What worked

What worked?

What didn’t work?

What might you change?

Then put your new plan into action. And as they say, rinse and repeat.

This is not a definitive plan for dealing with distractions. It is a place to begin.

Your input is needed.

What has worked for you?

What has not worked for you?

To help our community post your comments below.

And if you find value in this post share with your team and friends.

I’ll be touch,
Connie Suarez
m.me/theconniesuarez.com

Freedom Lies in Being Bold!

No matter how we define freedom this quote by Robert Frost rings true.

The signers of the Declaration of Independence were bold. The freedoms that they sought were important enough that they put their property and their lives on the line.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, The Little Rock Nine demonstrated great boldness in seeking all the benefits of freedom in the 50’s and 60’s.

And entrepreneurs live boldly as they reject the “security” of employment and often create better lives for all of us.

Today we have the freedom to travel all over the world because of the bold innovation of Orville and Wilbur Wright.

We have freedom from darkness and freedom to stay up long past the setting of the sun; we have freedom from fear of what is lurking on dark streets because of the dogged determination of Thomas Edison.

Countless families have the freedom to spend quality time together, travel to amazing venues because they chose to be bold and build a business instead of relying on an employer.

We have chosen a different path to achieve freedom from financial problems and retirement insecurity. And we have been bold.

When freedom is celebrated this week we will know that our boldness, our dogged determination is leading to freedom for ourselves and for others,

So, what will that freedom look like, indeed, how should it look? Here are few more quote prompted thoughts.

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. Pope John Paul II

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.

Freedom has been used to secure what we want for far too long.

No one has said it better than Pope John Paul II. Freedom isn’t doing what we like. It isn’t catering to our wishes at the expense of others.

Freedom is a high and noble idea. We do freedom a disservice when we use it for selfish goals.

I love network marketing when it seeks the betterment of others.

Every MLM company has a clear plan to pay it forward. Often, it is tied to the product. A company may give away a percentage of their product. Or they may organize teams of their employees and distributors to build houses for third world citizens. Often they lead a drive to make donations to areas hard hit by a disaster. Perhaps they hear of one of their own who has a need and they mobilize to meet that need.

It is one of the best parts of being a network marketer. A new distributor may hope to be a philanthropist on a large scale someday but the giving actions of their company let them start right away. Their small donation becomes part of a grand effort to make a difference in the world.

Pope John Paul II expressed it well. Freedom consists not in doing what we want but in having the right to do what we ought.

But I am going to take the liberty of changing the wording of this quote as it applies to network marketers.

Freedom consists not in doing what we want but the empowerment to do what we ought.

Because just having the right isn’t enough. We need the power, the ability, the resources to do what we ought.

Network marketing gives us all that.

And I love network marketing for that.

I suppose Albert Camus would not agree with what I am about to say. But here it is anyway.

Network marketers embody this quote from Albert Camus.

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Albert Camus

The great act of rebellion that network marketers commit is to walk away from the so-called security of being an employee.

As I write that, it occurs to me that may be one of the huge hurdles our family and friends face in joining us in our “opportunity.”

I didn’t face that hurdle. I had acquired the entrepreneurial mindset somewhere in my journey. I am not even sure when that happened.

Most network marketers can’t understand how someone could embrace the employment culture.

And their families can’t understand why they would turn their backs on it.

We are surrounded by family and friends who complain about – even hate their J.O.B.

So, we assume that they would welcome the chance to break free. But they don’t.

We see employment as an “unfree world” where someone else determines our value, our schedule, our environment, our methods.

We are part of a movement that will change how the “unfree world” interacts with workers.

I don’t think our courage rises to that of Rosa Parks. But our impact may be as great.

But it does take courage. And this quote by Drew Houston is our inspiration.

Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.

Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward. Drew Houston

No one is perfect. Those who succeed understand that and forgive themselves for their imperfections and “go ever upward.”

How do we do that?

Making calls to your best friend and the person on the top of your “chicken list.”

Doing a Facebook Live.

Going to the front of the room and doing a presentation.

Creating a business/fan page on Facebook.

How do we do those things? By doing them! We won’t be perfect – ever. And it’s okay. Plenty of imperfect people have become huge successes.

So can you. Get in your balloon and release the tether that holds you to the ground.

I have had to cut many tethers in my life. Wanting to be like others was a huge one. I just learned of this quote from President John F. Kennedy.

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. John F. Kennedy

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

Network marketers don’t generally conform to society in general. But we are encouraged to conform within our ranks.

The speaker on stage at a national event will tell you to mimic what your upline does.

Our upline encourages us to use the same approach and even words that they use.

The logic is that it worked for them so it will work for you.

I wish that were true. So probably do you.

One of my upline is a dynamic, generous guy who everyone loves to be around. He is a back-slapping extrovert who will give you the shirt off his back. He is a hard guy to say “no” to.

He has driven all the way to my town multiple times to help me build my business. But I will never be like him. When I have tried, it has not ended well.

I can and should follow the framework of his strategy.

Which is contact every one I meet and invite them to join me in my business opportunity.  That is the key to success in building a large network.

But when I do that it will look different from when he does it.

It is like the magnificent wall in the picture above. What rugged character it displays. That wall might be my upline friend.

If that wall is my upline friend then I would be a 6-foot cedar privacy fence.

They both set boundaries.

Both get the job done but there is little conformity going on.

You might say that the rugged rock wall isn’t very polished. You might think there are a few imperfections going on.

And the cedar fence has its own imperfections with knot holes and splinters.

But the imperfections are part of the charm, don’t you think? Imperfections aren’t all bad. In fact, they can bring freedom.

Imperfection is a form of freedom. Anh NgoImperfection is a form of freedom. Anh Ngo

Once we acknowledge and accept – once we embrace – our imperfections we experience freedom

Look at the freedom this jagged rock in Scotland is expressing.

One could say it is flawed by imperfections. But the imperfections serve multiple purposes.

The most obvious purpose is the lighthouse. If this jagged rock conformed to the rest of the coastline there would be no lighthouse. No protection from shipwreck for fishermen.

My imperfection might be my introvert nature.

However, I have found the perfect way to meet far more people that my extrovert upline will.

My strategy allows me to work from home and be the full-time caregiver my mom needs right now.

My imperfection has suited me very well for this. It has given me freedom.

Want to learn about the introvert’s dream marketing strategy? Here is your invitation.

Message me for information about the team of coaches and mentors who have guided me as I have found the best approach and method for me.

Your approach and method will look different than mine but you will learn how to meet as many people who want to build a network marketing business as you can handle.

You will learn several approaches and the guidance to find the one best suited for you.

In other words, you don’t need to bug family and friends ever again.

Rejection will no longer haunt you.

Message me and we’ll schedule a chat to learn more.

I wish you all the freedom life holds.

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I’ll be in touch,

Connie Suarez