Why Network Marketing Why You and Why Now?

Network Marketing Legend Richard Bliss Brooke explains in a nutshell Why Network Marketing Why You and Why Now?

Why Network Marketing Part 2.  Why Part Time?

About Richard Bliss Brooke

Network Marketing Expert. Best Selling Author. Motivational Speaker. Ontological Coach.
Richard is the author of Mach II: The Art of Personal Vision and Self Motivation, and The Four Year Career®, two of the most utilized and respected works in theNetwork Marketing Direct Sales Profession.

Richard Bliss Brooke is a 38-year veteran of the Network Marketing profession, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Direct Selling Association, a senior member of the DSA Ethics Committee. He additionally owns Bliss Development, a real estate development company, Bliss Ranch and Resorts, a Leadership Retreat company, and Bliss Business an ontological coaching, seminar and Network Marketing tools and training business.
In 1977, Richard had four years under his belt chopping chickens at Foster Farms, the single largest chicken processing plant in the world. With only 36 years until retirement, at the age of 22, he made the decision to change course; he joined the ranks of the Network Marketing profession. It took him three years to make a living at it. He quit 100 times in his first year and watched thousands around him quit.Three years later, he had 30,000 active partners building the business with him. In the early 1980s, at the age of 28, he was earning $40,000 a month. He made his first million before the age of 30, advancing him to the top sales-leader position in a marketing organization made up of more than 250,000 sales people. At 31, he became that company’s Executive Vice President.In March 1992, at age 37, SUCCESS magazine featured Richard and his company on its cover. This was the first time a mainstream business magazine featured Network Marketing in a positive light. At that time, this issue outsold every issue in SUCCESS magazine’s almost 100-year history.In 2013, he would have been retiring from Foster Farms, had he stuck it out, and his life would have been different. Instead, he has traveled to every state in the country at least twice, every province and territory of Canada, and over 20 fascinating countries. He has built incredible relationships with thousands of people from all over the world, and had incredible successes, as well as his share of mind-bending failures. His best friends in the world are still his high school buddies, and his favorite place in the world is still home.Richard lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Carmel, California. He loves Harleys, golf, water sports, scuba diving, snowmobiling, flying, and No Limit Texas Hold ’em.

Welcome to Own Your Own Life


Health Wealth and Time Freedom

Welcome to Own Your Own Life. 

Our mission is to help people, just like you, discover this amazing profession called Network Marketing

We strongly believe that building a Network Marketing business from home Part or Full time is one of the smartest things you can do with your time and money in today’s economy.

We also believe that your Health is the most important thing of all and without that you won’t be able to maximise your new found Freedom

My wish for you is that you take the time to do your own due diligence on this profession and discover for yourself why Network Marketing is “The Perfect Business”

Now is the time to Own Your Own Life. Are you ready?

Network Marketing Coaches & The Gold Rush

Network Marketing Coaches & The Gold Rush

“you can mine for gold or you can sell pickaxes.”

This is of course an allusion to the California Gold Rush where some of the most successful business people such as Levi Strauss and Samuel Brannan didn’t mine for gold themselves but instead sold supplies to miners – wheelbarrows, tents, jeans, pickaxes etc.

Mining for gold was the more glamorous path but actually turned out, in aggregate, to be a worse return on capital and labour than selling supplies.

Network Marketing Coaches & The Gold Rush

The same analogy can be made for Network Marketing Coaches that proliferate the Internet. There is more money in selling the “How To” and the latest “Secret Sauce” than actually doing the work in building a network marketing business.

Most Network Marketing Coaches prey on budding entrepreneurs who by human nature are always getting ready to get ready rather than spending their time on money producing activities.

Through fear of rejection they spend their time and dollars buying courses or attending webinars and Facebook chats looking for that secret that is going to propel them to the top of their company.

The sad part is they are wasting their hard earned money because (with a few notable exceptions) most network marketing coaches have failed themselves at the coalface and have resorted to coaching to build their wealth.

The fact is the fastest way to make money quick in the Network Marketing Industry is to become a coach selling your training program on how to build a network marketing business on social media or the latest secret which in reality never worked for them.

Let’s Be Clear There Is No Secret

As Bill Britt – Amway Multi Millionaire said

“I simply showed the plan to 1200 people. 900 said “NO” and only 300 signed up. Out of those 300, only 85 did anything at all. Out of those 85, only 35 were serious and out of those 35, 11 made me a Millionaire.”

The bottom line is Choose your Network marketing Coach. wisely my friends.

Before you commit to any coach ask them for documented proof of their past successes and the name of the people who have completed their course and gone on to become leaders in their respective companies. Then ring them to confirm.

It is very much Buyer BEWARE as I found out at great cost over the last 7 years.

If you would like my short list of Top Network Marketing Coaches that provide real value and whom I would bet my life on email me des@ownyourownlife.com

How To Start a Business For Retirement Income

Would You Join A Multi-Level Marketing Company For Retirement Income?

First Published in Forbes August 29, 2014

Contributor Robert Laura

Robert Laura  is a social worker turned financial planner who uses both skill sets to help folks prepare for the mental, social, and physical, as well as the financial aspects of retirement. He’s written a book, The Naked Retirement, run a website and webinars through the RetirementProject.org, and help investors navigate the rocky waters of Wall Street as a fee-based registered investment advisor, at SYNERGOS Financial Group


How To Start a Business For Retirement Income
How To Start a Business For Retirement Income

At some point in your life you’ve been pitched a multi-level marketing (MLM), direct selling, or network marketing business opportunity.  While the pitch varies from company to company, it basically promises a chance to ditch your 9-5 work schedule, be your own boss, and make lots of money while making new friends in the process.

It all sounds good on paper, yet there is a seemingly endless debate over whether these companies and programs are legitimate business opportunities or not, so I dug in and got the real scoop.  As a result, I believe that the entire industry is poised for explosive growth and can be one of the most significant solutions to America’s current retirement savings crisis.

Initially, that may sound like a bold statement, but it’s not if you understand retirement the way I do.  The reality is, making a successful transition into retirement has more to do with psychology than with money… and the same may hold true for multi-level and network marketing.

Don’t get me wrong, money has a role in retirement, but it’s not the primary one every one gives it.  Combine that concept with eye-opening statistics like AARP’s estimate that half of all baby boomers (76 million) are interested in starting a business and the makings of a massive trend are in place.

As far as the retirement saving crisis is concerned, more and more people are coming to terms with the fact that they probably aren’t going to be able to save enough money to just sit around and slowly deplete their nest egg from age 62 to 100.  With the average 50 year-old estimated to have less than $50,000 in retirement savings, there is an obvious need to find alternative ways to either save more or generate supplemental income starting now, and continuing throughout retirement.  Moving beyond just the dollars and cents, boomers are growing tired of feeling guilty or bad about their past savings habits and are interested in moving towards possible solutions.

Another growing reality that could benefit MLM and related businesses is the increasing number of baby boomers who are disenchanted with their current careers.  They’re worn-out from years of the corporate grind and don’t feel the connection between their job and the people it impacts outside their office walls or company grounds.  They’re shifting their focus from accumulating a giant nest egg to a desire to be part of something bigger and better… to have a positive effect on others… and working in retirement.  Facets of life that can be fulfilled with specific types of products and service available through some MLM or Direct selling opportunities.

MLM and direct selling programs also offer very low barriers into entrepreneurship, often providing training, support, and ample encouragement along the way.  As retirees begin to realize they need activities that keep them busy, relevant, in good health, and connected to others, the time, energy and cost to participate in these kinds of companies make them very appealing to large segments of the population caught up in these dynamics.

This is not a ringing endorsement for the entire industry.  Like any investment of time, money, and energy, people need to be aware of what they are getting into and do their homework.  That’s the primary reasons I began researching the topic by reaching out to regular everyday people involved in these types of businesses and who were willing to skip the hype and offer a transparent view of the programs and give their opinions as to whether this can be a realistic source of retirement income.

I initially spoke to a retired friend who said she joined a health and beauty direct selling company as a means of meeting new people. She had recently remarried and moved to a new location, so she combined the practice of meeting new people with making extra money.  After almost a decade in the business, she’s built a small niche business with family and friends despite switching to from one company to another competitor after three years.

She admits she doesn’t attend all of the company’s local meetings and goal-setting sessions because she’s not interested in becoming a top producer.  She just likes to use the business activity to keep busy (particularly in the winter) and use the extra money she earns to travel and spoil the grand kids.

Having studied the psychology and behavior of boomers, this example represents a major shift in my thinking about the industry.  I no longer perceive these types of opportunities as money-making pyramid schemes.  Instead, I now see it as a way to enhance many of the personal aspects of retirement that are rarely discussed let alone planned for, with the added benefit of supplementing other popular retirement income sources such as pension and social security.

Daria M. Brezinski Ph.D, a practicing psychologist and former marketing director for a multi-level marketing magazine, echoes these sentiments.  “Many people don’t realize that multi-level marketing companies are successful because they help people satisfy a number of important human needs, including feeling significant, having connections, learning something new, and making a difference.  I have heard people in network marketing say again and again, ‘I’m doing this because I’m meeting amazing people … making so many connections … and I feel so good about myself.’”

Dr. Brezinski’s point is well taken and easy to see practiced by popular network marketing companies.  Many MLM and NM companies tout a three-to-five year plan to attain freedom and wealth, yet many of the people running company meetings have been in the business for five or ten years and still haven’t left their full-time job or landed on easy street.  “As it turns out,” Dr. Brezinski notes, “when other human needs are being met, the members and consultants don’t focus solely on the financial aspects.”

Continuing my interviews, I challenged three others who are in the business to be straightforward, and prove to me that the process really works.  What I found was good, consistent business advice applicable to any new business.

Lorene Hochstetler, from Ohio, recommends keeping your current job while slowly making the transition into MLM.  She’s been able to replace her full-time income but explains, “It didn’t happen overnight, and I still work every day.  I am very disciplined with my business and wake up every day knowing what I have to do in order to succeed at this.  You have to treat it like a business and be willing to follow advice from others who have made it.”

Tracy Willard of California began her MLM career out of necessity.  “Prior to getting involved in my business, I told my friends to never let me join one of those things… but when our family was hit by the mortgage crisis I had to do something different.”  She started her business with the intention some retirees may also find themselves.  “I started with the idea that I just needed to make my month easier.  My company helped me figure out what I needed to do in order to make an extra $500 per month.”

She reiterated a common theme I heard throughout the interviews.  “If you treat it like a hobby it won’t pay you like a business.”  She also acknowledged that, in spite of her success, she doesn’t sit around eating bonbons every day waiting for residual checks to hit the mailbox.  “That’s a common misconception,” she said.  “I work hard at my business every day, although it doesn’t always feel like work.  Similar to other entrepreneurs who profit from their passion, she says “It’s rewarding because I found a product that has made in difference in how I look and feel… and I love selling it and helping other people start a business.”

Staci Cahill runs her Washington MLM company in a way many people can appreciate.  She keeps her personal life separate from her business life by avoiding home parties, offering instead workshops that educate prospects on the products she offers.  “I didn’t want to be that person others hid from because they thought I was going to ask them to host a party.  I like to keep my business life and personal life separate.”

When I asked her if she was successful at her craft, she pointed out an MLM approach different from what many might expect.  “Yes, I am very successful given what I wanted to get out of it.  I’m a single mother who used to work 50 hours per week outside the home.  Now I’ve cut it to 20 hours, which is a major upgrade for me and my family.”

As a five-year veteran of MLM, she attributes her success to the fact that, “I switched companies a few years ago once I realized that pots and pans don’t change people lives.  The products I now offer has changed my life and that of others… and I find a lot of value in waking up and going to bed knowing that.”

The interviews and psychological connections lead me to conclude that MLM and NM companies, along with other small businesses opportunities, are important considerations for anyone entering retirement.  In fact, I believe the concept of starting a business for retirement income will become one of the most significant trends impacting retirement in the 21st century.  But it has to start with redefining entrepreneurship and framing it into a retirement lifestyle.  That means helping people find ways to turn a passion, hobby, or personal desire into extra money in their pocket… not to mention helping people see the importance of  planning for the non-financial aspects of retirement such as replacing a work identity, staying relevant and connected, as well as keeping mentally and physically fit.

Something multi-level marketing as well as network marketing companies are poised to capitalize on.  As a result, the industry could soon experience larger than life growth, spurred by baby boomers looking to adjust their retirement feelings and plans.  Whether you’re interested in starting your own business for retirement income or helping others explore this entrepreneurial path, download our free guide:  How To Start a Business For Retirement Income here

Network Marketing It’s Time Has Come

In this video Network Marketing expert Eric Worre explains why he believes Network Marketing It’s Time Has Come.

“The thing that most people don’t understand about Network Marketing right now is how early it still is.

Yes, we’re doing almost $200 billion in combined revenue around the world. And yes, there’s a hundred million people involved around the world either part-time or full-time. But it’s still so early.

Here’s what is happening right now…

  1.  The products are growing up Lazy products are not working in the marketplace. So, the products and services are getting better and better.
  2. The companies are improving Companies are going to another level in terms of branding, service, support, and technology.
  3. The distributors of Network Marketing are deciding to become professionals There are more people today that consider themselves Network Marketing professionals than any other time. And I personally believe that this generation, the people who are getting involved right now, are going to create the most wealth per distributor.

They are going to make more than the people who got involved years ago because the profession wasn’t really ready yet. And they are going to make more than distributors in the future because the profession is going to be more popular, widely accepted, and more understood.

But today, Network Marketing has the perfect blend of professionalism and improved practices, standards, and training while still being virgin territory. It’s like there is all of this unclaimed beach front property that a person can just come in, put their flag down, and say “I’m going to be a Network Marketing professional.”

But there is going to be a time when that beach front property is going to run out, and people are going to have to move back one row. Those people are not going to get as much return as they are going to get right this moment.

This is a magical time for Network Marketing. I predict that in the next 5 or 10 years, more wealth will be created inside of the Network Marketing profession than any 10-year period in its entire existence.

Hundreds of years from now, people will look back at this moment as the perfect moment to get involved in Network Marketing. But you have to see it, and you have to take action.”

About Eric

Eric Worre has been a leader in the Network Marketing Profession for over 25 years.

Although he’s now retired from being a distributor and focused exclusively on Network Marketing Pro, his career has given him a broad range of experience.

He’s been a top field producer, building sales organizations totaling over 500,000 distributors in over 60 countries; the President of a $200 million dollar Network Marketing company; a co-founder and president of his own company, TPN- The Peoples Network; and a high level marketing consultant to the Network Marketing Profession.

Eric has become an accomplished trainer and has conducted hundreds of live events around the world, teaching people how to become Network Marketing Professionals. He has shared the stage with virtually every major speaker in the Personal Development and Network Marketing space.

In 2009, Eric founded NetworkMarketingPro.com, the most–watched training site in the Network Marketing Profession, with an audience in 137 countries around the world and a community of over 300,000 leaders. Since its inception, Network Marketing Pro has provided over a thousand free training videos and hosted the largest and most powerful training events in the Network Marketing Profession. The annual Go Pro Recruiting Mastery event has become the largest in Network Marketing history.

Eric is the author of the International best-selling book “Go Pro – 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional”, which has sold over 300,000 copies in its first 10 months and has become a “must read” for anyone who is serious about building their network marketing business.

Form Relationships with Prospects

By Eric Worre

Inviting prospects to learn more about your product or opportunity is one of the most critical skills you must develop as a Network Marketer.

Let’s call it the “gateway” skill for Network Marketing because if you aren’t successful in getting anybody to take a look, then your future in this profession doesn’t look too good.

But you have to approach the invitation with the right mindset, or else you run the risk of chasing prospect away before you even have a chance to share your opportunity.

Form Relationships with ProspectsThe Problematic “Invitation”

The problem most people have with the invitation is that they pitch their opportunity, and then they feel bad or awkward doing it.  They feel like they are hounding their prospects, and their prospects probably feel attacked by their approach as well.  Pretty soon, you have become known as the person to avoid.  Everyone’s like “Oh, don’t talk to her.  She’ll try to convince you to sign-up for her little parties.”

You’re not alone.  I did this too when I first started out.  I was a hunter.  I didn’t really care about relationships.  All I cared about was getting that new recruit.  I did get a few to join, but most didn’t.  And then people started to avoid me.  Even worse, the people I did get to join my business tried to do the same thing I was doing, failed, and then quit.  I was frustrated.  Inviting wasn’t fun, and I definitely wasn’t being successful at it.

The Professional Invitation

I started studying successful people to see what they did.  What I found surprised me.  They were building relationships, building friendships.  Their goal wasn’t to immediately recruit their prospects.  Instead, they acted more like farmers, cultivating relationships.  Their initial objective was to educate their prospects on what they had to offer and then let those prospects decide if it was something they wanted to do.

This was a HUGE switch in strategy for me and I began to look at things differently.  I put myself in the prospect’s shoes and thought about what would be attractive to me and alternatively, what would cause me to put up my defenses.  Instead of acting like a shark, I was more like a coach or consultant.  I built relationships and then offered common-sense solutions to people’s problems.

Form Relationships with Prospects

Form Relationships with ProspectsAnd that is why so many people feel like they are hounding their prospects when they first approach them, because they are not coming from the mindset of being coaches and consultants.  Instead, they think that they have to jump right in and tell their prospects why they’re going to miss this great opportunity if they don’t sign up.

Form a relationship with your prospect.  Learn where they are in life, what they enjoy doing in their free time, what struggles they are facing.  And let them know you are genuinely interested in them and their lives.  Even if you just met them, become their friend in five minutes.  Then, you can make your invite as someone who shares with them and educates them on an opportunity that you believe they would succeed in.

If you take this stance, you’ll find that the invitation becomes much less frustrating.  You’ll become comfortable with the process.  It will feel easy and natural, and you’ll find that you get more results.

Meet Eric Worre

Eric Worre has been a leader in the Network Marketing profession for 28 years. Although he’s now retired from being a distributor and focused exclusively on Network Marketing Pro, his career has given him a broad range of experience. He’s been a top field producer, building sales organizations totaling over 500,000 distributors in more than 60 countries; the President of a $200 million Network Marketing company; a co-founder and president of his own company, TPN- The Peoples Network; and a high-level marketing consultant to the Network Marketing profession.

Eric is the author of the international bestselling book Go Pro – 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional, which has sold over 1,500,000 copies and has become a “must-read” for anyone who is serious about building their network marketing business. 

For more state of the art network marketing training go to  https://networkmarketingpro.com/

Network Marketing Growing Fast in the Global Economy

Network Marketing Growing Fast in the Global Economy

Recent research from the U.S. Direct Selling Association reports Network Marketing Growing Fast in the Global Economy, in terms of both retail sales and the number of people involved.

This growth shows the vibrancy of the model as an unmatched opportunity for entrepreneurship.

Customers gravitate towards the personal touch network marketing provides, Technological advancements have helped the channel to continuously evolve.

A report by Network Marketing Times presents some facts and reasons why network marketing has grown in a turbulent global economy and why the business model is poised for continued growth over the next several years.

Some Key Highlights

Proof that Network Marketing Growing Fast in the Global Economy

  • Global retail sales reached $183 billion in 2015, an increase of 7.7% since 2014.
  • In 2015,  103 million people were involved in network marketing globally, up 4.4% from 2014.
  • Network marketing in the U.S. experienced growth for the 6th straight year, reaching $36 billion in estimated retail sales in 2015. This is almost a 5% increase from 2014 and a new record high, outpacing the growth of both overall U.S. retail sales (1.6%) and the U.S. gross domestic product (3.5%) in 2015.
  • The number of people involved in the U.S. grew from 18 million to 20 million in 2015, an 11% increase from the previous year.

A significant factor that accounts for this growth, both in sales and people involved, is the global rise of entrepreneurship.

Today more and more people want to be entrepreneurs, and network marketing provides the means to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

Network marketing is in prime position to capitalize on a number of macro trends in the U.S., including an aging population and the obesity epidemic.  The wellness sector commands the largest share of network marketing sales. It also is the fastest growing sector.

Click HERE  to read the full  report *Compiled by Dr. Josephine Gross, Editor in Chief of Networking Times