Why 98% Fail or No Success Without Failure

I know, I know! That’s focusing on the negative, like saying the “Glass is Half-Empty!”

Well, it is. It has to be in order for the Glass to be Half-Full, doesn’t it?

Let’s be honest. When you look at that Glass, it’s BOTH Half-Empty AND Half-Full AT THE SAME TIME.

All the conventional advice is for us to focus on Success, on the part of the Glass with the liquid. And when we do that we are choosing to ignore the empty half.

But it is still there  – the empty half I mean.

There can be no Full without Empty, just as there is no Success without Failure.

Besides, that’s where we learn.

You remember the story of Edison and his 10,000 ‘failures’. Only he didn’t call them that. He claimed he learned 10,000 ways the light bulb wouldn’t work!

So yes, looking at failure works. It teaches. In our case it teaches what NOT to do with our Network Marketing businesses.

If you’re up to it and want to learn what NOT to do, you may want to check out my new book available only at Amazon via the Kindle store. If you don’t have a Kindle reader, don’t worry. You can get the free reader app download for any of your devices here.

And you can get your copy of the book via http://Why98PercentFail.com.

Thanks.

To Your Success!

PS: Oh, the book’s subtitle is Why Recruiting & Keeping Your Downline Populated Keep Getting Harder. Aren’t you curious?

PPS: And if you have a moment after reading it would you consider leaving a comment.

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OMG, How I Love the Internet!

I mean there I was just a few hours ago unaware of an entire blog and a group of outstanding and outrageous people. By way of an email I discovered Adam Baker and his most impressive and inspiring site:

ManVsDebt.com where I also found a video of  him speaking at a TED event. His topic? Asking this enormously important and timely question:

What does Freedom mean to you?

I can’t recommend it highly enough so here it is. Don’t delay, check this out now:

 

 

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MLM: Just Another Part of the Ride

About 7 years ago when I first heard Personal Development and the idea that our thoughts create reality connected with Network Marketing, I was incredulous. I found it hard to believe that what I thought and believed had anything to do with my business success. 

Let’s face it, how many car salespeople or brokers concern themselves with such things? I was starting a networking business and needed to do the things necessary to build it. What was all this New Age stuff to do with that? 

Well, maybe those salespeople and brokers should pay attention, because now I know that seven years ago my education in my innate powers was just beginning. 

The very last part of the video presentation below ends with these words: 

“The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round and it has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly colored and it’s very loud. And it’s fun for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question, “Is this real or is this just a ride?’ and other people have remembered and they come back to us and they say, ‘Hey, Don’t worry, don’t be afraid ever because . . . this is just a ride.'”

MLM or network marketing is just an attraction, another ride at the amusement park.

Don’t be afraid to let out a good scream!

 

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FEAR of Passion

I speak to many people about their ambitions and dreams and in order to sort out the window shoppers from the serious volunteers, only one question has to pass their lips for me to know who will never make it.

Want to know what that question is?

“How much work will this take?”

Translation: “I am afraid of the thing I want. I am afraid of what I say I am passionate about.” 

“How much work?” = Fear of Passion

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Uncovering Your Passion

When faced with the question, “What is your life’s passion?”, many are stumped.

So many of us at one time or another have fallen into jobs or careers because of either an interest – but not a passion – or worse, others’ expectations of us.

The results? “I hate my job. I hate my life.”

Here are six simple questions to help bring you to that special place where you might just be a bit afraid to look. You probably have heard one or two of them but grab a hot drink and let these isolate what it is that lights your fire, floats your boat or just won’t leave you alone! (Don’t rush through this no matter how anxious it may make you. The best answers are the ones you may have to dig a little to get. Or just wait silently for as they bubble to the surface.)

  • You have all the money you could possibly dream of so what would you do now since money is not part of the picture?
  • If failure & all accompanying fears were also removed from the picture, what would you do?
  • When you have some free time what do you enjoy doing most?
  • What are you so good at doing that people seek you out in order to get some advice?
  • My favorite: Determine the common thread between your favorite TV shows & movies and the kinds of books & magazines you love to read.
  • What – if anything – do you enjoy doing in your current work or job?

Your passion has to be a bit like religion: it has to give or highlight a purpose that you will not easily surrender, if at all, and that you could never imagine living without. Or it just isn’t a passion.


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Creating Your Purpose – Crafting Your WHY

In my last post I used something Joseph Campbell said to make the point that we create our lives – or not. If we do not inform and infuse meaning and purpose into our lives, they have none. Life is meaningless unless we do something about it.

Since nothing could be more undesirable than living a meaningless life, here’s how to take care of that. Here is a point-by-point plan to craft your life’s WHY, something that MUST be about YOU. Let me remind You that this is NOT Selfish in the way most people take that to mean.

I have borrowed the outline from one of my team’s mentors, Sarah Thompson, and have then made it my own. Take the time to Use it. It works. And thank you Sarah.

  1. Accept & Believe that You have Powers beyond your Imagination.
  2. Expand your Imagination to catch up to those Latent Powers to become anything You desire Becoming.
  3. Create a Plan. Work at it. Adjust it as required. (It is a living, breathing entity.)
  4. You have already – no matter what your age is now – been many people: a child, a youngster, a brother or sister, a son or daughter, a boy or girl friend, a student, a parent, a serviceman or servicewoman, a grandparent. Understand ALL these experiences helped you attained a slightly different outward personality, each time leading to a new You.
  5. Using these experiences, accept that You are capable of Changing and have done so, but mostly Unconsciously and as situations demanded.
  6. KNOW it’s your turn to Consciously Change, on Your Demand.
  7. Take the time to reflect, putting No Time Limit or Pressure on Yourself.
  8. Know Yourself- Know Your Story. What has happened to You & Your life? Has your life turned out the way you thought it would?
  9. WHAT happened to Your Dreams? What filters are working against You? What conditioning beliefs are not serving You? How do You interpret You, Your Life and Your Beliefs? Where did You get those Beliefs?
  10. Where do You want to be in 5 years . . . in 2 years . . . next year . . . in 6 months . . . next month . . . in 2 weeks?
  11. What do You desire in your relationships with your spouse, children, parents, neighbors, colleagues?
  12. How do you recreate yourself? What thrills You & gives You goosebumps? What fulfills You & makes You happy?
  13. What are You grateful for and do You regularly express Gratitude?
  14. Decide on a Goal in each of these areas: Personal Values, Relationships, Personal Freedom.
  15. Craft your Self-Talk that is Synchronized with Your newly designed  and crafted ‘WHY’.

If you prefer to work with a mentor, please contact me at the email address above.

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Life Has No Purpose

The late, great mythologist Joseph Campbell played a large role informing my psychological and intellectual life. There is only one thing I heard him say that has ever taken me by surprise: “Life has no purpose.”

Not sitting well in my attempts to put together the many thoughts and things then going on in my life, I have never forgotten it and over the years have thought quite a bit about the idea that life is meaningless. Plus it just didn’t fit what Campbell was all about.

With a few more grey hairs and a whole lot more experience, I’m pretty sure now what the professor meant.

Life by itself, without any moving, profound experience of it by the individual living it, has no purpose.

Said another way: Life means whatever we desire it to mean through the experiences we choose to have of it and if we have no desire driving us, no passion pushing us, it is meaningless and devoid of purpose.

Therein lies the urgency to find a driving, burning, consuming life’s desire – or yours will have no purpose. Joseph Campbell also famously said: “Follow your bliss.”  Was he playing The Trickster after all?

In my next post I’ll borrow from a mentor something I recently heard on how to craft a purpose and give life meaning.

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