1 Dec 2012, 4:41pm
What It Takes To Win Why 98% Fail
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  • Yet Another Reason People Fail

    This is what happens when people place too much faith in government’s ability to get things done. It’s self-explanatory.

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    9 Nov 2012, 12:55pm
    Leadership Successful Networking Uncategorized What It Takes To Win
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  • So, The Grasshopper’s “Entitled To Stuff” Party Won – For Now

    I was going to call this article The Better Marketing Won but that wasn’t emotional enough. And I do want this article to be read so I went with the more emotional title, keywords be damned. Besides that’s why they won: better marketing based on emotion.

    Yup, the Democrooks used emotions to rile and hook voters, emotions like revenge, envy, anger, fear and greed.

    But so did the Republicrooks use these emotions, only they had a larger dash of reason leavening the bread before it was popped into the oven. Too bad because reason doesn’t make this recipe.

    So, lesson learned – in marketing, emotions always trump reason.

    Or as the maxim goes, People buy on emotion and benefits not reason and features.

    Only, as most of us in marketing and sales know, once the item is taken home, unwrapped and taken out of the box, the buyer’s emotion subsides and reason comes acreepin’ in. And then comes the dawn.

     And the next dilemma.

    “Sorry, all sales are final.” Can’t return this purchase.

    What to do? Simple – Keep those emotions engaged. Only now it’s got to be smugness, arrogance, and a bit more greed to be satiated.

    Yup, the Grasshopper’s marketing team got the vote out alright with bigger and better promises and vilification of the other side.

    Marketing lesson learned: Promise them anything – and then some more.

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    Lack of MLM Skills Is Only Part of the Problem

    Those who have been mentored by Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter know that people fail in MLM because they lack the necessary skills. But I believe that’s only the beginning.

    What if a network marketer buys and studies all the CDs and books and attends all the seminars and workshops –in other words, has all the skills – but still struggles and fails because THE SKILLS ARE NOT PUT TO USE.

    Doesn’t that beg the question that there must be more going on than lack of skills?

    Don’t we have to ask WHY that network marketer is not using the skills?

    And what’s gotten into his mind that’s distracted him or confused and deterred her?

    The percentage of network marketers who ARE making their goals won’t give this much thought unless they first have downline members who fit this description of struggle and second, care about those struggling.

    The percentage of network marketers who are making their goals ARE most likely using the required skills and so are making Big Al’s point.

    Unfortunately the vast majority in MLM is not and so is struggling and thus contributing to the common perception that MLM doesn’t work – to say the most harmless thing about it.

    That’s why I wrote my book. I took six stories of six different people that I had a series of phone conversations with over the course of several weeks. They each swore they wanted to succeed but allowed outside people, forces and ideas to derail them. In the book I told their stories and then suggested what those ideas and forces might be and why so many, some say as high as 98%, fail.

    I wrote this book to shed some light on a problem that is largely self-imposed and so is largely self-correctable, provided the will is there.

    Tony Lauria

    http://Why98percentFail.com

    PS: The book is available only as an Amazon Kindle ebook download. You can turn any device you have into a compatible eReader with software from Amazon at no cost here.

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    22 Sep 2012, 12:25am
    How To Speak How To Listen What It Takes To Win Why 98% Fail
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  • Are Your Prospects & Downline in a Fog? Bill O’Reilly Speculates They Are – and Then Endorses My Book!

    Well, sort of. LOL 

    Polls show that a vast number of Americans do not appreciate the economic trouble we are in and so, on his show this evening the news commentator asked the question: “Are American Voters in a Fog?” 

    Here are the highlights of his argument:

    • Hi Tech dominates our lives.
    • We’re addicted to video games, texting and surfing the web.
    • All this allows us to block out the world whenever we want.
    • It’s now possible to live in an alternate universe operated out of any device of your choice, most often now from the palm of your hand.

     “Our society has been dramatically impacted by hi tech and it’s influencing the presidential race . . .”

     . . . and I say it’s impacting your Network Marketing business too – and not for the better.

     How? When you go looking for customers for your business’s products and services, or prospects to convert into business partners, you’re fishing in the same pond where all these distracted folks are. You’re competing for their attention which is being conditioned down to last only seconds at a time.

     If the vast majority (70% by the polls’ reckoning) are more interested in an alternate reality, that leaves fewer who read and can string one thought to another. 

    Too harsh? I don’t think so. And I say so in my book by using the real life stories of six people I coached and making much the same argument as the argumentative O’Reilly – the vast majority of the population is severely distracted. 

    And you think this has no impact on your business? 

    You can find out more about my book at http://Why98percentFail.com

     And happy prospecting!

     

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    Everybody Eats!

    Let’s say you’ve got a loaf of bread and you have to feed everybody.

    It doesn’t look like you’ve got enough so you’re up against two options.

    Do you keep slicing that loaf into thinner and thinner pieces
    or
    do you bake more loaves?

    Create more wealth.
    And discover Why 98% Fail at doing this.

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    5 Sep 2012, 5:06am
    How To Speak How To Listen What It Takes To Win Why 98% Fail
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  • Damned By Dualities

    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. ~ Lao Tzu

    Pay attention to the language you hear coming out of the Democratic National Convention this week. Take note of how many times you hear any of the speakers talk about the Great Depression and how much greater this depression is than that one was. Also pay attention to any analysts who will use the words nostalgia  and nostalgic more than usual.

    You’ll hear them talk about how they can bring the country back from the depths and once in a while you’ll hear some of them wax romantically about FDR rescuing the country from it and how this current president can do – is doing – the same but how all the former Republican administrations spending put us where we are now.

    Now I know the Republican National Convention ended last week but if you can recall – or even Google – some of the speeches, you will discover that we heard language that does not evoke depression but anxiety and fear for the future.

    The language of the Republicans doesn’t describe depths but falling from heights, especially ‘going off the cliff’. Their party has been energized by the Tea Partiers, a group focused solely on fiscal responsibility despite all the political charges tossed at them by the Dems. Clearly the Tea Party is anxious about the future in terms of the fiscal health of the country.

    The Repubs know a good line of attack when they see one so they go after Dem spending because “it threatens the future of our children and the country” they are fond of saying.

    Their only reference to the past is a comparison of today with four years ago. (Remember that was originally Reagan’s question.)

    The Democratic obsession over the past is also evident in how incapable they are of dealing with the future. I mean $500 million flushed on the failed company Solyndra, deigned to provide us energy for the future – evidence of no foresight.

    The Republican anxiety about the future encourages them to disregard the past. Evidence: the neo-con wars begun in Bush 43’s terms, especially in Afghanistan, a country not subdued by either the British in the 19th century or the Russians in the 1980s.

    As in any paradox built on only two points of view or two options, both camps are somewhat right – and somewhat wrong – at the same time.

    And that’s why there’s no real difference in many of the proposed solutions of either of the two parties. We’re either going to have a Democratic government with nostalgic solutions like buying good ol’ General Motors, that is, spending, or a Republican government cutting taxes on the rich, the ‘job creators’, who usually don’t do that except for those in India, the Philippines, etc..

    We’ve seen BOTH these movies and they are BOTH reruns.

    I am suggesting that the Democrats are no longer the party of the donkey but the party of the Grasshopper; the Republicans are no longer symbolized by an elephant but by Ants.

    Don’t know the reference? This may jog your memory. They are the main characters in one of Aesop’s most well-known fables The Grasshopper and the Ants.

    (I just reread it and was struck by the image of soldier ants toiling for the colony.)

    If you are sick and tired of the same old rhetoric, it is time for you to reclaim your mind and repair the rift of all dualities create.

    I have just published a book on Kindle Direct Publishing available only online. You can purchase it and read it on your Kindle or reader with a free download of Kindle for any device.

    The thumbnail to the right will lead you directly to the page featuring my book.

    And please don’t be fooled – this book is not about Network Marketing exclusively, but about how we have collectively lost our minds to external distractions peddled to us as culture & politics disguised as entertainment.

     Culture, Politics, Entertainment & Irresponsibility in Network Marketing: Why Recruiting & Keeping Your Downline Populated Keep Getting Harder

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    14 Aug 2012, 5:51am
    Spirit and Money What It Takes To Win
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  • Rich or Poor, According to Rohn

    “The philosophy of the rich versus the poor is this:
    The rich invest their money and spend what’s left;
    the poor spend their money and invest what’s left.”

                                                                                          

    ~ Jim Rohn

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    The Essence Of Creativity – “What box?”

    On Friday I had the occasion to visit my local community board where I was asked to sign in on one of those lined sheets with columns and lines for Name, Address, Phone, email Address, Reason for Visiting.

    So I did so but, whether I write large or the lines and spaces are too small, I used more than what the designer of this form allotted.

    When I handed it back to the woman she wrinkled her nose and mumbled something about “taking up more than one line.”

    My reply: “You really were taught well, weren’t you?” and when she looked at me a little bit defensively I countered, “I mean, I’m sure you were told not to color outside the lines, weren’t you? But the essence of creativity is to use whatever you need – space, lines, time – to get done what you set out to get done.”  

    Perhaps too big an answer to a rather insignificant issue but her reply was a peek into a way of thinking that has crept into our lives and is crippling us.

    We have become SO sensitive, SO worried about offending, SO paralyzed by whatever is considered “correct” this season that nothing is getting done. We’re not working, not earning, not building, not creating.

    Worse. We’re sliding backward into an abyss.

    You have, I’m sure, heard the plea to think outside the box.

    The best reply I’ve heard to this is,

    “What box?”

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    You’re On Your Own

    Wonderful article online yesterday saying that relying on solutions from Washington may create a worse economic situation by encouraging many to believe politicians will take action to help you get ahead.  The danger is that such a belief may make it less likely you will take the necessary action to improve your economy.

    If politicians and policy wonks were really honest – image calling for honesty from Washington! – they would be telling us: You’re on your own. Face it: the government is broke and dysfunctional and was never designed to be our nanny, sugar daddy or any other relative.  The grand American experiment, as the Europeans have called our country and its constitution, was set up to have as little government as possible.

    Remember Jefferson: “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.”? Remember Don’t Tread On Me?

    But I digress. The best advice is to forget any new policies designed to make the economy more “fair” and instead learn to be more self-sufficient.  And the trick according to this article is to figure out what you can do to make yourself more employable. Though I would suggest more entrepreneurial.

    Doing either implies understanding a few things, most natably “a decline in economic mobility, which means it’s getting harder for people to boost their earnings, move up the socioeconomic ladder and improve their living standards.”

    Like it or not, we ARE living in not only a brave new world but a new economy too so pay attention to three key elements all of which YOU control.

    • Education
    • Technology
    • Attitude

     Education – is your training outdated?  If so go take some classes, get new skills. No excuses.

    Technology – are you familiar with most of it? I know it changes rapidly BUT THAT”S the point! Those who are up to date on it and whose jobs depend on digital “know how” have a clear advantage. Don’t know how to do something? Google it!

    Attitude – what’s your voice sound like and your body language saying? Need I say more?

    Relying too much on others, especially the government, has contributed to the economic mess we are in. Realizing that things have changed, and not for the better, is certainly a rude awakening from the prosperous pre-2008 economy. Understanding that just showing up for work won’t cut it right now is just the beginning. All that is not enough.

    You are at a crossroads. Address those three key elements listed above or sink into deeper dependency.

    The jury on the Grand American Experiment is still out but I’m hopeful because despite all the difficulties, people are STILL dying to get into our country. Do they know something you have forgotten: It is up to you.

    Yup. We’re on our own.

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    Think You Don’t Create Your Own Reality?

    Here’s a video from FTF Films on Victim Mentality.
    So if you could reverse that and create a Victor Mentality instead, would you?

    It would require taking responsibility for your circumstances right now and resisting the temptation to blame parents, the economy, the government, a spouse, a lover, etc.

    You would be creating your Life. Are you up to it?

     

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  • HAVE YOU SURRENDERED CONTROL OF YOUR MIND?

    My new eBook Culture, Politics, Entertainment & Irresponsibility in Network Marketing is not just about Network Marketing - it is about Success & Failure and the distractions that take us off track. It also explores how we just might be co-operating with those who want our attention at any cost - even our success. You can check out my new eBook by clicking on the image and getting it to your eReader in minutes.
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