How to Make Every Day Like a Weekend

Working for the WeekendAre you like a lot of people who spend their whole week just waiting for the weekend? Do you hate your job and suffer through the week for those precious two days of freedom when you can do anything you want?

Except that you can’t just do anything you want, can you? The weekend is filled with mowing the lawn, doing laundry, running some errands and all of the other things you can’t do during the week because you are at work. Then you get back to Monday and wonder what happened to the weekend.

That’s a lousy way to live. Life is happening right now, and only right now. If you are always looking forward to just getting past this moment, you end up missing your whole life. Monday through Friday count for just over seventy percent of your life. Books like The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle remind us that we can only act in the present moment. We cannot do anything about the past and anything that we can do about the future can only be done right now. When our thoughts are on the past or the future, we’re thinking those thoughts right now.

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Network Marketing for Retirement

Network Marketing for RetirementMany people as they get older realize that they aren’t going to have enough money to retire. After working for 40 years or more, looking forward to the day when they won’t have to anymore, they will have to keep some form of job or live a severely restricted lifestyle. They will have to put all of their plans for traveling and enjoying their golden years on the shelf, maybe permanently.

It doesn’t have to be that way. I know many people who are making more than enough money to put some away toward their retirement. Further, they have no intention of retiring because they thoroughly enjoy what they do. What they have done is build a successful network marketing business, or you could call it a retirement business.

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Science of Becoming Excellent

Wallace WattlesI started reading The Science of Becoming Excellent by Wallace D. Wattles and Dr. Judith Powell recently and came across something interesting. In chapter 5 they list four things that you need to do to prepare to become great:

  1. You must release all lust, and cease to be ruled by appetite.
  2. You must abandon greed.
  3. Let go of pride and vanity.
  4. Dismiss envy.

Number 1 is essentially eat to live, don’t live to eat. That’s a basic wellness principle. Number 2 is a little more interesting. They say that it is good to want things if they advance your life in some way, not just to run up the score so to speak. That’s cool.

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Do You Dread Mondays?

Network Marketing Frees You From Monday DreadSome of my friends on Facebook post pictures like this every Monday, that is those of my friends who aren’t already involved in network marketing.

Do you dread Mondays? Do you spend all weekend wishing it was Saturday, then all week looking forward to Friday? It’s really a lousy way to live, isn’t it? Never enjoying today?

That’s one of the many things that I freed myself from when I quit my job to work on my network marketing business full-time.

I spend some time every day on my business, Sunday through Saturday. I can do that because I’m doing something I enjoy. For me, working on my network marketing business involves writing blog posts and sharing other people’s posts on Facebook and Twitter. Every now and then I get to respond to an email or talk with a customer on the phone. That’s fun for me.

For a more social person it might be attending networking meetings and chatting with people at the coffee shop. With network marketing you can build your business just about any way that you want.

I should also qualify what I mean by full-time. I get to work when I want to and make time for the things that are important to me. I participate in home schooling my kids. I can take time out to go do things with my family, like go to fun places during the week when there are smaller crowds.

If you are tired of living your whole life for just one or two fun days a week, give me a call or drop me an email. My contact info is in the top right corner of this page. Better yet, check out my network marketing business and consider joining my team.

Ben

 

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It Takes Focus to Achieve Greatness in Network Marketing

Focus On Your GoalsFocus and achieve were two of John Maxwell’s words of the day on Minute With Maxwell recently, and the two words are very strongly tied together.

It takes focus to achieve anything great.

Focus is the ability to keep yourself on one task or thought for an extended period of time. As John Maxwell said in his video on focus, the ability to focus on one thing long enough is what it take to turn a thing into a big thing.

This is all absolutely true for building a network marketing business.

When you start a new network marketing business, hopefully you want to achieve something great with your business. That may be changing your life for the better, other people’s lives for the better, and making a lot of money through it all.

What ever your goal, it will take a lot of focus. I believe this is where most people fail in network marketing. They know what they want to achieve but they don’t have the focus to stick with it very long.

Do you have the ability to stick with something long term? If so, then you may be able to accomplish something in network marketing.

Wayne Woodworth

 

 

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Why I Stay With Network Marketing

I am a network marketer, so today I want to talk about what I like about network marketing and the company that I am with.

I graduated from massage school six and a half years ago and through that training I had become very interested in wellness. It was as if a whole new world had been opened up for me. My Anatomy and Physiology instructor recommended Kevin Trudeau’s book Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About. I don’t actually recommend the book because I found it to be a very difficult book to read, but there was one thing in the book that piqued my interested. Kevin Trudeau said that everyone should be sleeping on a magnetic mattress pad. I asked another massage therapist I knew about this and he introduced me to a network marketing company he had just joined.

I had never been introduced to network marketing before this point. Of course I had heard of Amway, Avon, Tupperware, and probably a couple others. Anyway, with massage being a time-dependent, labor-intensive, service-based business it made good business sense to have a product line that complemented it.

Fast-forward six years and I am still in network marketing with the same company. I don’t do much massage anymore because, like I said, it is a very time-dependent, labor-intensive business. So, why am I still doing network marketing, and with the same company?

I like network marketing because it is a business with a very low cost of entry, usually. The company I joined costs only $60 to join currently. It is also a business that you can run from home. You don’t need to rent office space or anything like that and I can have my family around all day if I want, which I do.

Network marketing is very accessible to “regular people”. If you can recommend a favorite restaurant or movie, then you have the most basic “skill” you need to do network marketing. From there, if you are coach-able, you can learn the rest.

There are tons of network marketing companies to choose from in just about every niche imaginable. Like I already said, I lean toward wellness. If you are willing to go with higher risk, then you can choose a brand new company. If you want some security in your business, go with an established company with no debt. I went the more secure route.

I am building my network marketing business entirely online. I built a website with WordPress similar to this more generic network marketing website. I attract readers to my blog on that site and direct that traffic to my company’s replicated website so that they can place orders. The company does all of the payment processing and order fulfillment. I just generate traffic by blogging and updating pages regularly and collect a check for my efforts.

I do sometimes get phone calls or email from customers who have questions and I follow up with an email to customers who order, so I’m not completely disconnected from my customers and prospects.

It’s that easy. Why would I switch to something else?

Wayne Woodworth

PS. If you know anyone who would be interested in something like that, let me know in a comment below or visit by business website.

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How Important Are Goals in Network Marketing?

I listened to a small piece of The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale on the way to a meeting a couple days ago. In this particular section he was talking about goals and comparing them to the destination of a ship on the ocean.

When a ship leaves a port it has to have a destination and a captain at the tiller if it is to have any chance of arriving at any meaningful place.

Earn Nightingale sayes that a ship without a destination is likely to run aground as a derelict on a deserted beach, if it ever even made it out of the port in the first place.

A network marketing business without a strong leader (captain) and a clear goal (destination) will do much the same. It isn’t likely to make much money, if any at all, and definitely won’t accomplish anything worth talking about.

I take that back. People may talk about it, but only as an example of what not to do. I don’t think that is how you would like your network marketing business remembered.

It is important for all business people to understand this, but more so for network marketers because this may be a new idea for the first-timer.

What is your goal for your network marketing business? What course are you setting for your ship?

It doesn’t have to be a huge goal. It could be as simple as getting your website set up or making your first sale. Even the simplest goal will get you pointed in the right direction. When you accomplish that goal it is time to set a bigger one.

When you are ready to get started in a network marketing company that can add power to your wellness and financial goals, check out the wellness network marketing company that I am working with.

Wayne Woodworth

 

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Seth Godin on Blogging

Here is a short video of Seth Godin on the value of blogging. Check it out.

I hadn’t thought about it like this before, but I believe he is right. I have changed a lot since I started blogging three or so years ago (not on this site).

Back then I didn’t know much about blogging other than that it was a good way to generate traffic to my website for free. I didn’t know how to write and I really didn’t expect a lot of people to read what I wrote. Actually, I blogged mostly to generate links to my product content so that I would rank better with the search engine. I didn’t care that nobody read my content.

I’m a little more serious about blogging for blogging’s sake now. I want people to read my content and leave me comments. Likewise, I’m more interested in reading other people’s blogs and leaving comments for them too. It is a great way to meet some people, make a few new friends, and share what is important for you.

I do still blog mostly for network marketing and affiliate marketing. This is how I generate my income. I still do it because I enjoy it.

So, with the popularity of blogging, network marketing could be considered a good way to monetize a blog as well as the other way around, like how I started with a blog as a good way to promote my network marketing business online.

What are your thoughts about blogging? Share with me in a comment below.

Wayne Woodworth

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Are Your Expectations Too Small?

Expectation was John Maxwell’s word of the day about a week ago. He shared a great story, so go see the short video.

Like the young guy in the story, are you passing on opportunities that are too big for your frying pan? Are your expectations too small?

Life is about having huge expectations and living life to the fullest. We are meant to live in abundance. Regardless of what the news and the people around us are programming us to believe, we are not meant to be broke and sick. We are supposed to be more wealthy and healthy than we can believe.

Network marketing is an opportunity for many to build big expectations. It is an opportunity for you to build an unlimited income by helping other people by sharing both the products and the business opportunity with other people.

Here is an exercise that Bob Proctor often uses when speaking to sales people or network marketers. Take your annual income and imagine what your life will be like when that is your monthly income. How will that change your life?

Make that your expectation and see what comes to you.

Wayne Woodworth

PS. To find out more about network marketing and how it may improve your income, and your health, check out my opportunity in the wellness field.

Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee how much money you will make with network marketing. Only you can do that by putting in the effort.

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What Is The Difference Between Prospecting and Recruiting?

I never really understood the difference between prospecting and recruiting as they related to network marketing. Do you know the difference?

I was listening to a recording of one of my upline leaders in my network marketing company and he explained it very clearly.

Prospecting is about talking to people to find out about them. You are listening for any indications that they may have a need that you can satisfy.

Recruiting is the process of taking that potential interest and creating the belief that you and your business opportunity or product can satisfy that need.

Now that I understand the difference, I can see how someone was attempting to do this with me on Twitter a few days ago.

He already knew that I am involved in a network marketing business, so he started his prospecting conversation there. He asked me if I was still with my network marketing company, if I am satisfied with the company and the money I’m making, how loyal I am and all of that kind of stuff. He kept asking questions to see if my responses would indicate that I might be open to him trying to recruit me.

He apparently thinks that I might be open to hearing about his business opportunity because today he shifted the conversation to a recruiting one and wants to set up a time to talk about his business opportunity. He apparently forgot or ignored how loyal I am to the company that I am with, because I’m not going anywhere.

It’s pretty easy to see the difference between prospecting and recruiting. The prospecting conversation is mostly about them, your prospect. You want to know about them, their needs and desires. The recruiting conversation is mostly about you and your offer and how you can satisfy their needs and desires.

Do you have any recent stories where someone got prospecting and recruiting out of order? How did it go? Please share it in a comment below.

Wayne Woodworth

 

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