So Grateful I Can Build My Team AND Care for Mom!
Today as I waited with Mom in the doctor’s waiting room I was filled with gratitude.
Yes, I am grateful that she is still with us. We came close to losing her a couple months ago.
And I am grateful that I don’t feel a tug from responsibilities elsewhere. Grateful that there is no job that I am missing to be with her.
And so glad I found a way to build my business at home. Or even when I was with her in a hospital room.
Sure there are distractions. I am guessing you can relate to that. Everyone’s l
How my business & my life was turned around by one ad.
It promised that I could use the internet to find my perfect team. No more asking people to join me. They would come to me!
It promised that I could stop bugging my family and friends.
Honestly, my family was kind to me. No one was really rude. They just didn’t want to join me in my business.
It sounded almost perfect and then I heard the magic words: to be effective I needed to focus on others’ wants and needs not my own.
Those words introduced me to the same Attraction Marketing training you can access by clicking on this link.
For me those words were – Beautiful! Wonderful!
Because what I really hated about looking for my team was the feeling of using people to benefit me.
This ad introduced me to people who showed me how to help others who were interested in what I do. People who would want to join me and my team.
That was a win-win solution. And . . .
You bet I clicked on the ad . . .
And I found the team that includes Brandy Shaver. I want to share with you some of the ways I have learned from her how we can build our teams without bugging our family and friends.
The best part of that is I get to enjoy family get togethers again. I love my family. They are nearly as crazy and I am and we have a blast together.
And when I am with them I don’t need to be looking for a reason to call them the following week and work into the conversation how my opportunity would fix all their problems!
As if !!
Brandy wrote a blog recently that had one particular point that resonates with me. She said,
“Becoming an effective recruiter means putting your prospect’s interests first.”
Brandy certainly demonstrates this truth. As she is building her own team – rather impressively – she reaches out to me and many others.
And we grow together.
Read on to learn five steps Brandy has taught me to become a recruiting machine.
And I know that you may want to just get started with the same strategies that Brandy and I are using.
But you won’t regret reading to the end to learn these:
Five Steps to Becoming a World-Class Recruiting Machine in Network Marketing
What would your life look like if you were drawing people to you without making phone calls, trolling family reunions, stalking at the mall?
How would it feel if you had strategies that enabled you to focus on your life and the people you care about?
How would you feel when you rank advance or win the incentive trip?
What would it be like to have money leftover after paying the bills?
What would that be worth to you?
I decided two years ago that it was worth learning a new skill set, learning from people who had made it work for them, focusing on building my team in a way that left time for caring for my mom.
For me that’s priceless!! How about you??
Here’s the deal. Looking for people to join our team messes with our minds. It leads to us thinking about rank advancing, having money left over for exotic trips, winning an exotic trip.
We start focusing on US.
And in this business just like in life we fair much better when we focus on others.
We need to keep our focus on others.
Zig Ziglar knew that:
“You will get all you want in
life,if you help enough other people get what they want.”
So, to be a recruiting machine we must put our prospect’s interest first!
Shifting the mindset might be hard until we start doing it.
Once we get that warm feeling of fulfillment from helping someone else get what they want it is far better than walking across stage.
The beauty of finding our prospects online is that we will never run out of prospects. You can learn how to find your prospects online here.
That is if we are equipped with these five steps from Brandy Shaver.
Strive for mastery. Be the best you.
Yesterday my mom quoted a saying from St. Jerome.
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”
Strive for the best and never let it rest.
But here is a quote that encourages me.
“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.” Washington Irving
I found this quote while sitting with Mom in the ER recently. I could have used that distraction as an excuse for not working that day.
But I have chosen to strive for mastery. I chose that day to rise above the distraction and work from my cell phone. I was rewarded with that quote.
I realized that “mastery” or “having a great mind” is a mindset. It is a choice.
Once I choose “a great mind” I rise above distractions like a helium balloon rises above our heads.
So, choose to be a world-class recruiter. Choose to be good, better, best. NEVER let it rest.
As Brandy says,
“The only way to become a master, a world-class recruiter is to BE one.
Cultivate and nurture the unshakable belief that you’re doing the right thing.
Believe in what you’re doing and the value you’re providing.
Believe so totally in what you’re doing it becomes part of who you are.
There’s no substitute for rock-solid belief.”
Then you’re ready to develop a recruiting mindset.
Have you ever felt grateful to someone for letting you share about joining your team? Have you felt like they are doing you a favor?
Now pretend for a minute you are a recruiter for your favorite sports team? When you, the recruiter, visit a high school or college athletic field who gets excited? Is it you or the star athlete you have come to check out? Do you feel like they are doing you a favor?
Of course not! You are doing them a favor.
That is having a recruiter mindset.
When you talk to your next recruit, put on the recruiter mindset.
We have a great opportunity. For us. And for select people.
Of course, your business isn’t a good fit for everyone.
Our business may be great for us. But it isn’t for everyone. And that’s okay!
When we have a recruiter mindset we know that and move on to the next person.
There are people who want what my company, my product line, my team and I offer. I just have to find them.
Or use the internet to attract them to me.
Once we understand that we can approach people with what Tyson Zahner has called “divine indifference.” It’s an attitude of you can take it or leave it.
In my company one leader said from stage that we needed to approach people as if we already had a huge team.
At the time, I agreed with the concept but thought it would be easier if I had the huge team he had.
Now I have learned that
And as they reach out to me they become friends.
In this process, I collect friends and build relationships with them.
I have always believed that successful recruiters build relationships.
Great teams are a close knit network of real relationships.
And it starts with collecting friends.
We can find those friends at live networking events or in restaurants or malls or . . .
Using the strategies I have learned I connect with people on social media and build relationships.
I add people to my friends’ list on Facebook and contacts on LinkedIn. I invite them to Facebook groups.
When people respond to you and you build relationships you have opportunities to make them an offer to join your team.
And you can be professional about it.
It still takes time. Some people catch on quickly. Others need extra coaching.
I know. I am one of the ones who needed extra coaching. And I have received it from some of the best. Learn how to get that same coaching by clicking on this link.
Building a team isn’t a sprint. It is a marathon.
That requires preparation.
I need to make sure I am healthy which means getting enough sleep, eating healthy, getting
I also need to be filling myself up with great ideas and thoughts.
Consider yourself like a teapot. To make good tea the teapot needs to be clean and filled with quality tea and hot water.
A master recruiter should be reading every day. Set a goal of 10 pages a day. It’s not a lot but it is doable every day. We have to be consistent with our reading.
Listening to podcasts and watching videos from master recruiters that you want to be like is also great.
You also need to have a plan of activity. Some call it a DMO – Daily Method of Operation.
Learn about others’ DMO and adjust it to your goals and time available.
A while back I made the mistake of listening to several couples talk about their DMO and actually tried to do what they were doing.
Big mistake. I was overwhelmed and felt like I had failed until I heard a husband talk about how he gets up with their children and gets them off to school while his wife is still in bed because she was up until 4 a.m. putting together a presentation.
Oh, I thought, there are two of them. Single me maybe can’t do what married couples can do.
I feel silly telling you that story but I had to learn tha I can’t do what two people can do.
And to be honest I may not be able to do what other single individuals do for multiple reasons.
I have to plan what I can do . . . as long as I am stretching myself a bit.
Here is what I do right now.
I post motivational quotes designed to engage people. I post them on my personal Facebook page and business page.
I post two a day. I also post these quotes on LinkedIn. I don’t do anything else on LinkedIn but I get several connection requests a week because I am consistently posting.
I do two Facebook Lives a week. I get my material from my reading and the videos I watch.
I share videos from Elite Marketing Pro once a week. I post one of their blogs and one of mine every week.
That is my DMO.
Every day I check my phone and respond to those who have engaged with me in some way.
Each one is different which is part of the fun.
And as I engage I need to always be prepared to take the next step with them.
A master recruiter is always ready to enroll someone.
Know the links that you need to send someone to. If necessary have the forms that you need.
More importantly expect people to enroll.
If you have this mindset then when you are chatting with someone you will recognize when they are ready to join you.
When you hear the excitement in their voice be ready to ask, “Are you ready to sign up now?”
If your company has an app to use
Then training begins as you enroll!
Most importantly make sure that you do anticipate that they will say yes so you can move the conversation right to enrollment.
If you’re ready to learn more about developing the skills of a master recruiter…
These methods allow you to attract a steady, endless stream of highly qualified leads who are looking for exactly what you have to offer so you’ll never have to chase, annoy, pester, or beg anybody to take a look at your business – they’ll come to you!
So if you’re ready to get started…
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