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Big Al Cartoon: Fastest Growing Company … Ever?

    Network Marketing Humor


    Network marketing can be enjoyable, and we can have fun making jokes along the way. The journey is the experience. Let’s have a great journey. So read, laugh, and enjoy!

    Hoping, wishing, pretending, and faking it.

      We know where we want to go, but we don’t know how to get there. The most common strategy of new distributors is to hope, wish, pretend, and fake success in the hopes that success will magically appear.

      The problem? This doesn’t work.

      Yes, we have the mindset and positive attitude. Unfortunately, what we are missing is the skills to make it happen. One of the most frustrating feelings for us is to want something badly, but not have the skills to make it happen.

      In the beginning of our careers, we don’t know this. So we just chant affirmations, sing the company song, be persistent in the face of constant failure, and hope over time that results might happen. Of course, the results don’t happen.

      What we are missing are the 25 basic skills of network marketing. Below is the list of 25 skills. If you can’t see the image, click here.

      As in any profession, there are core skills we need to learn. Network marketing is no different. Dentists need skills. Engineers need skills. Accountants need skills. And, so do network marketers!

      So what are some of the core skills we need to learn to make our dreams come true? Here are four core skills we should focus on in the beginning of our careers:

      1. Creating trust and belief in our prospects. If our prospects don’t believe the good things we say, we are dead. Our companies could offer the best plan in the world, but if there is no trust or belief, our prospects won’t engage. Fortunately, this only takes a few seconds to do. But if we don’t know how to do it, we will have frustrating careers.
      2. Learning creative ice breakers to turn social conversations and chit-chat into conversations about our business. We don’t want to look like greedy or sleazy salespeople. Instead, we want to guide people with problems to our solutions. This removes that icky feeling that we have when we plead with people to look at our company video, or review our literature.
      3. Learning how to close our prospects. We don’t take closing lessons in school, so there is no way we can understand the process of how our prospects make their decisions. We have to learn this new skill so that we are effective when we talk to people. When we don’t know this skill, closing will create fear and rejection. That is a bad combination.
      4. Understanding when and how to do a presentation. Regrettably, we feel presentations should be given like they were given in the 1960s. In the old days, salespeople were taught to talk AT people, tell them to hold their questions until the end, and to unload unlimited information in the hopes that this would convince prospects to buy or join. Modern brain science shows us that this is the perfect way to repel people. Yes, what we thought worked actually pushes people away. We need to learn the new methods of presenting.

      So what is the bottom line?

      If we are not where we want to be in our network marketing business, it may not be our mindset that is holding us back. Jumping up and down at events, putting on a brave face, and thinking positive affirmations before we talk to prospects can only take us so far.

      In most cases, we are missing the hard-core skills of how to engage prospects and get them to make a decision to buy or join. Putting our efforts into learning the skills may be the fastest way for us to reach our dreams.

      Here is a list of basic skills for our network marketing career. Which skills are we missing now?

      And how much longer are we going to delay learning these skills?

      Big Al Cartoon: Car Bonus

        Network Marketing Humor


        Network marketing can be enjoyable, and we can have fun making jokes along the way. The journey is the experience. Let’s have a great journey. So read, laugh, and enjoy!

        One of my favorite quotes?

          It’s hard to say which quote is my favorite. I have so many that I enjoy.

          Here is one quote that is certainly one of my favorites. It helps me look at new possibilities and practice tolerance for others’ beliefs.

          Richard Brooke wrote:

          “As humans, we are incredibly closed-minded and arrogant. We actually believe that what we think is the truth is TRUE, and that what someone else believes is just THEIR OPINION. This arrogance and foolishness sticks us with our beliefs, blinding us to any other possibilities – possibilities that may propel us toward success.”

          When listening to someone’s strange viewpoints, I pause, think of this quote, and try to understand how this person came to create these strange viewpoints.

          Big Al Cartoon: Friday Afternoon

            Network Marketing Humor


            Network marketing can be enjoyable, and we can have fun making jokes along the way. The journey is the experience. Let’s have a great journey. So read, laugh, and enjoy!

            Big Al Cartoon: Read a motivational book?

              Network Marketing Humor


              Network marketing can be enjoyable, and we can have fun making jokes along the way. The journey is the experience. Let’s have a great journey. So read, laugh, and enjoy!

              Big Al Cartoon: The company video…

                Network Marketing Humor


                Network marketing can be enjoyable, and we can have fun making jokes along the way. The journey is the experience. Let’s have a great journey. So read, laugh, and enjoy!

                Big Al Cartoon: Ideal Prospect

                  Network Marketing Humor: Ideal Prospect


                  Network marketing can be enjoyable, and we can have fun making jokes along the way. The journey is the experience. Let’s have a great journey. So read, laugh, and enjoy!

                  Big Al Cartoon: Nightmare Prospect…

                    Network Marketing Humor: Nightmare prospect


                    Network marketing can be enjoyable, and we can have fun making jokes along the way. The journey is the experience. Let’s have a great journey. So read, laugh, and enjoy!

                    New Big Al Book: Why Are My Goals Not Working?

                      Keith & Tom “Big Al” Schreiter here.

                      First a quick tip.

                      The best coaching advice I ever heard was, “Before you try to fix the problem, check if the person WON’T do what is necessary, or CAN’T do what is necessary.”

                      If the person won’t do what is necessary, that is a mindset problem. If the person can’t do what is necessary, then it is a skill problem.

                      And now … about the new book!

                      New Year’s Day. We know what happens. We set new goals. And … it doesn’t go well.

                      This year will be different. Instead of being “goal-setters” – we will become “goal-achievers.” 🙂

                      How?

                      Using the four color personalities and a few other hacks from our newest book, “Why Are My Goals Not Working?”

                      Get your team to set goals and make them happen. So what is the secret?

                      When they set the right goals, there will be no more procrastination, no more hesitation, no more fear. Every morning they will be excited.

                      So it isn’t their fault. They just haven’t been setting the right goals. This book will show them how.

                      What will happen to your business when your team reaches their goals? Use your imagination, and smile.

                      Ready to fix that goal problem? Now is the time.

                      “Why Are My Goals Not Working?” is available now as an ebook and in paperback.

                      Why Are My Goals Not Working?

                      Why Are My Goals Not Working?

                      Setting goals that work for us is easy when we have guidelines and a checklist.

                      More info →
                      Buy now!

                      Hope you enjoy the book and share the book and techniques with others. Please let your networking friends know this book will change the way they set their goals forever.

                      And, if you can post this book on your social media page, it would help us a lot in spreading the word that this book is finally available.

                      Many thanks!
                      – Keith and Tom “Big Al” Schreiter


                      P.S. Could you do us and others a favor? If you would leave a short, two- or three-sentence review on Amazon, it would mean a lot to us. Other people can read your review, and it helps them decide if the book will be good for them.