I hope you will enjoy this as much as I did……An Excerpt from “Building Your Network Marketing Business “CD by Jim Rohn
“I learned the law of sowing and reaping. And in the law of sowing and reaping is also the story of the law of averages. Jot this down…the story of the sower. It comes from the Bible. I am an amateur on the Bible, but this is such a useful story. Here’s what the story says, and take notes, because the drama’s in the details. The sower was ambitious. Evidently, he was ambitious. When you read the whole story you’ll conclude yes, this was an ambitious sower. Here was number two. He had excellent seed. The sower who sowed the seed had excellent seed. And the excellent seed could be an excellent opportunity, an excellent product, an excellent story. So we’ve got an ambitious sower with excellent seed. But now here are the rest of the details of the story. For your information, for the drama of your life, so you can understand things better, learning some of this is how I got rich by age 31.
The sower goes out to sow the seed, but the first part of the seed falls by the wayside and the birds get it. So jot this down. The birds are going to get some of the seed. The birds are going to get some of the seed. Now you say, “Mr. Rohn, what does that mean?” Well, I invite John to come to a meeting. He said he’d be there Tuesday night. Tuesday night I show up. John isn’t there. I say, “I wonder why John didn’t make it.” Now I know the answer. The birds! The birds! John had this great idea of coming to the meeting to look at an opportunity, and somebody stole it and said, “You’re not going to go see network marketing.” And he says, “Well, maybe not.” So have you jotted that down now? The birds are going to get some. Now when the birds get some, you’ve got two options. Number one is to chase birds. You say, “Well, let me get hold of the person who talked him out of coming to the meeting. I’ll tear him a new page.” I wouldn’t do this. Here’s what happens if you go chasing birds. You leave the field. If you go chasing birds now, you leave the field. Which is going to distract from your future, not add? So you can’t chase birds and try to straighten this stuff out. Here’s what it is. It’s just one of those things, and here’s the best comment when things are a little disappointing. “Isn’t that interesting?” You just have to say, “I thought sure he would be there. He promised me. He promised me! But I know it was the birds.” And you just have to say, “Isn’t that interesting?” Now here’s the rest of the story. The sower kept on sowing. See, that was the secret to his success. He kept on sowing. And if you keep sowing, you can sow more than the birds can get because there aren’t enough birds. If you keep sowing, there are some birds but there’s not enough, because the Law of Averages will work for you. My mentor taught me, “You know, Mr. Rohn, there are only nine or ten real nasty miserable people in the whole world. Now you know they move around a lot and you’re liable to bump into one once in awhile, but when you bump into one you say ‘There’s only 9 more like you–I can handle that–in the whole world?’”
Now here’s what else it says. The sower now keeps sowing the seed. Now the seed falls, the story says, on rocky ground where the soil is shallow. And the rocky ground where the soil is shallow is not of your making, because you had excellent seed and you were an ambitious sower. So the rocky ground where the soil is shallow is not of your making. But here what it says happened. This time, the little seed that falls in the ground starts to grow and the little plant starts to grow. But the first hot day, it withers and dies. Not an easy thing to watch. I finally get John started. Sure enough, three or four days later somebody says “Boo!” and he’s gone–doesn’t show up at the second meeting. And I say, “I thought sure John would last a week.” What happened? Jot this down. The hot weather is going to get some. And this is not of your making. Here’s what you must say when that happens. “Isn’t that interesting?” What can you do? The answer is nothing. You say, “Well, I’m going to try to change this!” I wouldn’t take that class. You know, the sun comes up in the east and somebody says, “Why is that?” I wouldn’t spend much time on that. Just let that happen. Don’t go for this why, why, why stuff. I’m giving you the answers here. The answer is in the structure and in the consequences and is in the deal. The answer is in the deal. Anything beyond that is not worth studying. You say, “Well, how come some just last a little while?” I wouldn’t sign up for that class. Here’s the answer: Some don’t stay. You just have to jot that down. And when some leave you say, “That’s one of those that don’t stay.” Now, you know what category to put them in, and you can’t solve this now. It’s like rearranging the seasons. You can’t fool with that. All you can do is cooperate with the way things are set up. I didn’t set it up. You say, “Well, it shouldn’t be this way.” Well, when you get your own planet you can rearrange this whole deal, but on this planet you’re a guest. You’ve got to take it as it comes.
Now, here is the secret to the ambitious sower with good seed. It said he kept on sowing. Now, here’s what he had to do to keep on sowing. He had to discipline his disappointment. This is a key phrase now to use for the rest of your life. You must learn to discipline your disappointment. Because you didn’t set up the set up, and some are not going to stay, and that is not of your making. Now, if you made gross errors and you ran them off, see that’d be different. Now you’re responsible for that. But if it’s in the normal course of things, this is the way things are. Now, here’s what it says.
The sower keeps on sowing. Now it says the seed falls on thorny ground. And somebody says, “Well, how much of this do you have to go through?” Well, hang on. It’s not the end of the story now. Now the little seed falls on thorny ground and now the little plant starts to grow again but as the little plant starts to grow, the thorns choke it to death and it dies. So jot this down. The thorns are going to get some. And that’s not of your making. And what are these thorns? The story even called these little thorns little cares, little distractions, little something’s. Who knows what all they are. I said, “John, we had a meeting last night. You weren’t here.” And John says, “Well, I can’t make every meeting.” I say, “Why not? You’re part-time.” He said, “Well, the screen door came off the hinges and you can’t just let your house fall apart. You’ve got to take some time and fix things up.” And I can hear the thorns growing. He said, “Some extra trash had piled up in the garage. You can’t let mountains of trash take over. You’ve got to keep your trash hauled out.” People who let little things cheat them out of big opportunities. People who let little things cheat them out of big opportunities, and you feel almost helpless. What could I do about that? And that’s nothing. And you say, “Well, why is this?” I’m asking you not to sign up for that class. Don’t sign up for these, “Why is this?” classes. It’s just the way it is–like winter following fall and spring following winter. So have you got that? The thorns are going to get some. But now here’s the good news.
Let’s read the rest of the story now quickly. The sower now keeps on sowing the seed. Keeps on sharing the story. Keeps on giving an invitation. Yes the invitation can be more powerful for me as it was one year later than it was the first month, because now I’m saying I’m making twice as much money part time as I’m making on my full-time job. Yes, the story can be more powerful, but the Law of Averages is still going to work. But now here’s what the story says. Finally the seed falls on good ground. Finally the seed falls on good ground. Now put this in parentheses. It always will, if you keep sowing. If you share a good idea long enough, it will fall on good people.
But now here’s the rest of that story. Some of the good ground did 30%. And some of the good ground did 60%. And some of the good ground did 100%. You say, “Well, why the difference in numbers?” I wouldn’t sign up for that class! Have I said that often enough now? Don’t register for that class. It’s just the way it is. Now I tried to get the 30’s to do 60. Found out it was more than I could handle. I used to say, “I’ll make them successful if it kills me.” I almost died. No, you can’t do that. Here’s what you do. Let the 30’s do 30 to the best of their ability and keep doing 30, because that’s how they build their lifestyle and get what they want out of life. And let the 60’s do 60. And let the 100’s do 100. Now how can you get some to do 100%? You’ve got to go through all these experiences and you’ve got to talk to all these people.”
To Your Success,
As the upcoming year is quickly approaching , hopefully if you haven’t already, you are setting your Goals for 2011. The reality is we have been encouraged to set goals all throughout our lives. I can remember being a young student and being encouraged by my teachers and my parents to always set goals. Goals give your efforts direction and will also help you manage your time.
At the being of every NFL season you will hear a member on every NFL team talk about their desire to win the Super Bowl Championship. That’s the goal. In order to achieve that team goal, each individual has to make sacrifices in every aspect of their life. They have to plan out their diet, make sure they are getting plenty of rest, they have to condition their bodies, prepare mentally, practice regularly and the list goes on and on. The point is there is a focused goal they are continually working toward and the steps to get there are mapped out.
The team understands in order to reach the Super Bowl, there first has to be a series of preceding wins. One game at a time win or lose…. keep moving forward.
I want to encourage you to write out your specific goals for 2011, pray that God helps you, focus your efforts and your time to reach one goal at a time.
Once you write those goals share them with someone that will hold you accountable. Find a good accountability partner, not just a close friend that will let you off the hook just because you have an excuse !
Keeping it real…..If you don’t set any goals, most of your efforts are random shots in the dark, and you are simply hoping that you make.
Blogging Secrets Part 3 – Strategy
Blogging is one the best ways to brand yourself on the internet…
In fact it’s a central hub that you can post pretty much anything and everything you ever do on the internet…
Everything from Video, articles, affiliate products and more…
Come join us Thursday night and learn our blogging secrets!
8:07 EST SHARP!
***Note: This is training on having your own hosted WordPress blog. Not the Free blogger or wordpress.com blogs… You will need your own domain and hosting account to participate in this training…
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Article marketing has been around almost as long as mass print, such as newspapers, have been around. For example, business owners may provide a well written article free of charge to a newspaper which will, in turn, print the piece in their paper, along with the contact information of the business that provided the content. This is, essentially, free advertising for that particular business.
To your success,
Facebook FanPages Part 2 – Become a RockStar!
Did you know Facebooks terms say you can’t build a business using your personal facebook page?
Did you know that Facebook allows you to build your business using Fan Pages?
Most people didn’t know this fact so we are going to show you how to build your business using Facebook without breaking any rules.
See you there: 8:07pm EST
UPDATE: 09/24/10 Great News!!!! If you missed the webinar the recording is available for a limited time!!!!! Contact me today for the training.
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If you were introducing me to your business opportunity, what thing of value would you offer me that is not offered by everybody else within your company?
If your answer is “nothing “or “I don’t know” you are just like the other 99 business owners in the room and you look just like everybody else.
The key to building your business is being able to set yourself apart from the masses. Find something you are comfortable offering on a consistent basis that will bring your potential business partner value and watch your business go the next level.
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To your Success,
- Today I wanted to share a video clip on one of the key attributes any business owner should have. That characteristic is a strong desire to succeed. I know you are thinking doesn’t everybody that starts a business want to succeed? My guess would be absolutely. However, only a small percentage will push hard and long enough until the goal is reached. Enjoy the clip!
If you have a business you are marketing online, DO NOT MISS THIS MARKETING SURVIVAL SKILLS EVENT!
Yes, there is a difference in building your primary business using the Internet vs. using traditional offline methods. We will be covering a few things in this webinar: #1. Your list! Greatest Asset for Internet Marketing. #2. Funded Proposals – how to make money on all your NO’s #3. Marketing Systems – Ever wonder how to really build your business using these so called “Marketing Systems”? #4. Proper Mindset for internet marketing #5. Your personal daily action plan! If you are not at least sponsoring 1 new rep in your primary business every single week then you need make it to this webinar! 8:07pm EST – 1 hour https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/326246458
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Regardless of the method you used to generate your lead, once that lead is captured it is priceless to you. Your lead is added to your list because without a list you are not in business.
How are you capturing and following up with people that have expressed interest in your product or service? If you are currently using your companies site to capture leads; immediately consider a change in the way you are doing business. Your goal should be to develop your own list outside of your current company so that you have access to your prospects even if you are no longer affiliated with your current business.
Now that your lead is captured what’s next? You must first make sure you deliver anything you have promised. You also need to have a follow up system, because as you know most people won’t make a decision at first glance. Hopefully you have collected the name and at least the email of your person that has expressed interest in your product or service.
Auto responders are a great way to follow up with your lead . An auto responder (as the name implies) automates your response to your lead usually with pre -written emails delivered at regular intervals. This is an essential tool since most of your time is spent on other business building activities.
Think about how many times you have planned to follow up with someone, but for whatever reason didn’t. You lost the time, money, energy, and effort it took you to acquire that person, and you also potentially lost a long lasting customer or business partner.
There are several companies that offer auto responder services. One thing to consider are the tools available within the service. Also consider the cost. Does the cost increase with the size of the list? You should also find out about the affiliate program offered. Affiliate programs are awesome since they allow you to build additional income online as you are growing and building your business.
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