Monday, June 29, 2015

People Aren't Rejecting You, They're Rejecting Your Opportunity

I want to continue the conversation about making cold calls. I realized that I hit a nerve with that last post, and maybe we need to dig a little deeper into why we dread making cold calls.

Rejection is Progress

Cold calls are dreaded because we don't want to be rejected. Being rejected is not a good feeling, as a matter of fact, we fear rejection so much that it makes us not want to make those calls to strangers. It's takes rejection to make sales, so when those prospects tell you no, or hang up the phone on you, think of it as progress. Nothing else. It's not a setback, rejection is making you better, stronger. Your presentation is getting better, it's the practice that makes perfect. If you want to be taken serious, be consistent.

People are not rejecting you, they are rejecting your opportunity.

Brandon Janous, Global Ambassador for ViSalus was rejected 6 months by his best friend before he decided to join. Keep in mind it takes rejection to make sales. So expect it. Understand that rejection is normal. They are only rejecting you now. It has to be the right time for someone to join you in your business. Maybe it's not the right time, understand you can't quit, you can't give up. Stay consistent in what you do. Think about what it took for you to join your opportunity. You joined when it was the right time. So, if you're rejected today, it doesn't mean you're rejected forever. The more rejections you get, the faster you're going to get. It makes it easier to overcome those rejections when you keep going. Keep calling. Where some won't, one will. Remember, it's not about you.

You don't need them, but they need you

Think of it this way, you know you're presenting an opportunity to a prospect and they need what you're presenting. But, they tell you no. Don't sweat it. You have an awesome product to share, you can help them increase their bank accounts, you have the power to change their lives, if they let you. So, understand you hold the keys to their prosperity. If they are not ready to act on that, don't worry, go to the next one. Whatever you do, don't give up!

Listen to motivational tapes or read the books

When you are down go up, when you're up go down--Get out of your comfort zone, that's where your success lies! Whatever you do keep your head up, the more rejections you get, the more confident you'll become. I make 40-50 calls a day to small and medium business owners, I leave voicemails when they're not there, and send emails when I have their email address. Out of all those activities, I usually have a 10% success rate. But, I am simply calling to discover their business challenges, not to sell them anything. If I got down on myself doing this job, I would have quit a long time ago. My job has given me confidence to call on prospects to build my network marketing business. All things in divine order right? I also read motivational books, to keep my mind off the negative and to focus more on the positive. At the end of the day, just keep smiling and dialing. Trust me, that major sale is just around the corner.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I Hate Making Cold Calls, But They Are Your Bread and Butter

I hate making cold calls! A part of me dreads it like housework! Yet I go on, I keep calling people I don't know all because I know in my heart someone is going to say yes. Someone is going to see the vision, want the vision, and is willing to take a chance on themselves to make their life more than they could ever imagine. That person knows their 'Why.'

The reason so many people are hesitant or negative toward Network Marketing is because those are the people who have failed at it. 95% fail because they don't have a plan or vision of how they're going to reach their goals, they just jump in. And when they jump in without a roadmap of how they're going to earn $20K a month, they fail. They don't have a plan of how to get to the goals they set. Network Marketing like any other business requires a plan, a plan of how you are going to accomplish the things you say are going to happen. Without a plan, failure is imminent. Another reason so many people fail in Network Marketing, they don't have a reason for doing it. They don't have a 'Why.' If you don't have a reason for getting involved in a Network Marketing opportunity, you are doomed! You must understand, that your story, your 'Why' is the thing that will internally drive and motivate you even when nothing appears to be going your way. Your story is your story, it's like a testimony. When we go through bad times in life, and survive them, those are testimonies. Testimonies are powerful, relate-able stories that define who you are, they make you who you are, and no one can tell them but you! It's your 'Why.'

My 'Why' is both personal and financial. My son died of complications from Type 1 Diabetes. When he was nine months old, we discovered his pancreas did not work. As a result of this, he went into a diabetic coma and was clinging onto his little life. This was my first child, and I was young, and inexperienced at this type of thing. I thought to myself, what a way to initiate a new mother! Yet, constant, fervent prayer pulled my son out of that coma at nine months old. He lived until he was 23, and I am thankful and grateful for every moment I spent with him. He was always my biggest supporter, no matter what ideas I came up with. His thinking was, "do it, you don't know if you don't try." I live by his youthful wisdom to this very day. Everything I accomplish or have accomplished is because I know he is cheering me on from heaven.

So, that's why I make the cold calls when I don't feel like it. It's why I will take a chance, a gamble, and bet on myself. If I don't believe in myself, who else will? I believe an entrepreneur can make anything work, if they have a reason, a motivating 'Why' that keeps them going. Of course I want to eradicate the debt in my life, my student loans being the biggest, but most importantly, I want my son to look down from heaven and see his mother reaching her goals. I can't give up, I can't stop. If I do, what else will I have? A job is okay, but I'm more than a 9-5; God created me for greatness, and working to make someone else rich is not my idea nor God's idea of my greatness.

If I have to make 1000 cold calls and hear 999 rejections, that's fine. But, number 1000 is going to say yes! You have to believe that where one won't, one will. Network Marketing isn't for everyone, you have to have a thick skin, and unmovable confidence in yourself. That's something many of us don't have. Quitting is not an option for me. My faith won't let me quit, it won't let me stop. I'm a winner, and one of the 5 percenters who go into Network Marketing that do not fail.

You can comment on this post or reach out to me on Facebook, if you want to become a 5 percenter. I can teach you how, but I can't keep you--you have to find that thing in you that won't let you quit. You have to find your 'Why.' See you at the top!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Amazon Sales Success: A True Story

Success with Business Testimony Time:

On April 30, 2015 I joined a network marketing opportunity. The company makes healthy weight loss products. Of course my goal was to make lots of money by following the directions of my upline. Because life throws curve balls we aren't able to hit all the time, I had one thrown at me while moving. I had finally gotten approved for the condo of my dreams and moving day had arrived. While moving I twisted and bruised my left knee. This was a problem. I had to go to the ER to get a cortisone shot so I could walk without being in pain. My plans for being a successful network marketer had been delayed.

Or so I thought

While bedridden, I had an idea to put all the products on Amazon in the form of an online store. That was May 22nd. By May 26th I had sold $440.00 worth of products. I was excited! Every morning it seemed, Amazon was sending me a "seller notification of product sold." My spirit was anxious with success. I was selling these weight loss products in a category reserved for sellers who have not been approved as a Professional Amazon Seller.

It's not over yet

That isn't the end of my story. I've been approved as a Professional Amazon Seller!!!!! That means all my weight loss products have been moved to the Nutritional Supplements Weight Loss category, and I expect to see even more sales than I had while in the 'everything else' category. Being placed in that category is equivalent to moving your products from the back of the store to the front of the store. This is major!!

If you could see me right now, you would see tears of joy streaming down my face. Let me share some stats with you, then you'll understand my current situation: In a 7 day period I have earned an average of $150.70 per day on the sale of 15 items which each sale is averaging $70.33. This is a great start especially since my products were in "the back of the store!" I'm excited to see the difference in sales now that I'm a Professional Seller on Amazon. I'll keep you updated!

Some marketers ignore lower dollar amount opportunities because they want to pursue the larger dollar amount ones. Their self worth is so high, that these lowly customers are beneath them. They have internally set a dollar amount on their personal 'worth' and if an opportunity does not measure up to their perceived worth, it is not pursued. What those marketers misunderstand is the lower dollar amount opportunities adds to their overall'worth' making their perception of individual worth more valuable. Are you a marketer who knows you can live in the financial overflow? Then let me show you how I went from zero to greatness while bedridden. Let me teach you to increase your worth marketing a product in the multi-billion dollar healthy weight loss industry. If I can do it from a my sick bed, surely you can do it not being in a sick bed. Leave a comment below and I will contact you.