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Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Finding Your Message, Building a Tribe, and Changing the World

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Your message has the ability to change someone’s life. The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable. It could help to save marriages, repair families, change someone’s health, grow a company or more…

But only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change. Expert Secrets will put your message into the hands of people who need it.

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About the Author

Russell Brunson started his first online company while he was wrestling in college. Within a year of graduation he had sold over a million dollars of his own products and services from his basement. Over that past 10 years, he has built a following of over a million entrepreneurs, sold hundreds of thousands of copies of his books, popularized the concept of sales funnels, and co-founded a software company called ClickFunnels that helps tens of thousands of entrepreneurs quickly get their messages out to the marketplace.

Eminem – Prove Them Wrong

Eminem

Eminem born Marshall Mathers, he became an international sensation after the release of his first single, “My Name Is.” He won the Best Rap Album Grammy for three consecutive albums: The Slim Shady LP (1999), The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and The Eminem Show (2002). He also received the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself,” from the 2002 film 8 Mile, which he also starred in.

Before Fame

He aspired to become a comic book artist until his uncle, Ronald Polkinghorn, introduced him to Ice-T’s song “Reckless.”

Trivia

He caused waves when he performed his song “Stan” with Elton John at the 43rd Grammy Awards ceremony in 2001 and many saw it as a response to critics who had called his lyrics homophobic.

Family Life

He was married to Kimberly Anne Scott from June 14, 1999 until their divorce on October 11, 2001. They remarried on January 14, 2006, but divorced again later that year. He has three daughters named Hailie, Whitney and Alaina.

Associated With

He is featured in Nicki Minaj’s song “Roman’s Revenge.”

Zero To MultiMillionaire

The following is an Article published by my mentor T. Harv Eker  titled Zero To MultiMillionaire and reveals How You Can Fail The Majority Of The Time And Still Get Rich…

Have you ever heard that old quote, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”?

This was said by ice hockey great Wayne Gretzky, and is a quote I always keep in mind. It’s a simple premise, but one that resonates with me to the core.

I recently stumbled across an email I wanted to share with you, which had a similar idea — although this time it was referencing basketball!

But the truth is, both Gretzky’s quote and what I’m about to tell you can — and absolutely should — be applied to your financial success.

The Email That Could Change Your Life

The premise of the email was this:

The author researched the top 10 starters for the Eastern and Western All-Star basketball teams to find out how much money they made this year — which came to a whopping $224 million. Not bad for 10 players.

But the interesting thing was what he discovered about their average field goal percentage. By the way, if you’re not into basketball, this is the number of shots taken that fall into the basket, versus those that don’t make it in. Basically, how often the player is making the shot.

So now you’ve got these 10 guys making tens of millions of dollars a year each, and you’re probably thinking that their percentages are somewhere near 100%, right? Or surely around 90 or 80 at the very least?

Nope — almost the opposite.

The author found that these 10 All-Star players were an average of 48.8% from the field.

Isn’t that crazy? That means that these 10 superstar athletes aren’t even making shots half the time. Compared to the 100% success rate the average Joe needs to achieve in his desk job, being an NBA ball player sure sounds like a breeze!

The Truth Behind All Epic Success Stories

But of course, it’s not quite this simple. And when you think about it, pretty quickly you can see why.

These high-level athletes — just as any CEO, entrepreneur or successful individual — spend their whole lives training to be the best. Not so they can have a perfect score percentage, but so they have the skills and experience to even get to play on that court.

See, although these athletes make their jobs look easy, it’s anything but. They’ve put in copious amounts of blood, sweat and tears behind the scenes to get to that point.

The years of training and commitment, missing out on parties, staying focused, and constantly honing their skills are why they’re at the level they’re at today — and this drive is priceless.

It’s the amount of time they spent improving themselves before the big game which commands their huge paychecks.

Now, ask yourself: what are you doing to improve yourself outside of your job? Beyond the basic requirements you need to meet to get your paycheck… how are you going above and beyond?

What Does This Mean For You?

The truth is, success isn’t a one-hit wonder; it’s a slow burn. Seemingly “overnight successes” are generally people who have been grinding for years before they made it big — even if it seems like it came easy.

So much of the success in the moment comes down to the hours, weeks, months, and years of dedication that have been put in before the first big paycheck.

On top of this, achieving the success you’re capable of relies on a thirst for growth, and the motivation to constantly better yourself.

And the rest is gravy!

As these big shot ball players show you don’t have to be perfect to get to where you want to be; in fact, you don’t even need to get half of the shots you take in.

But you do need to take a shot — and be ready for when your moment comes.

Your Next Steps

As I mentioned earlier, “the success you’re capable of relies on a thirst for growth, and the motivation to constantly better yourself.”

This boils down to two important steps.

First, don’t quit. You WILL reach any dream you strive for as long as you don’t quit.

How badly do you want to achieve your dream? A simple wish won’t cut it. You need to have a big enough goal that will motivate you to keep going, even during times when all you feel like doing is give up!

Secondly, you must constantly be learning and growing as a person.

And the best kind of learning comes from real life experience. I hope you agree.

And when it comes to success, it’s no different: Experience is the best teacher.

The problem for most people is that their experience is full of struggle, frustration, dealing with one step forward and two steps back, and so on.

So you can either learn from your own experience and pray you’ll figure it out.

Or you can learn from someone who has been where you’re at and has found a formula to make millions and millions and millions of dollars.

And for a limited time I’m going to be teaching this formula on my Free Signature Web Class called, Zero to Muiltimillionaire: The Ultimate Business Success Formula

You’ll learn 6 proven principles that have now been taught to students from around the world that make the biggest difference between getting rich and staying middle class or broke.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW AND PICK A TIME THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU!

 

Find Your Passion Purpose And Turn It To Profit

Free Training Hosted By T. Harv Eker, #1 NY Times Best Selling Author

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Need help to find your passion purpose and turn it to Profit?

Get on this free webinar to Discover T. Harv Eker’s 3 Part Formula To Get Rich Doing What You Love And Live With True Meaning And Fulfilment. He has already touched the lives of over 1.5 million people, helping them move closer to their goal of true financial freedom.

Using the principles he teaches, T. Harv Eker went from zero to millionaire in only 2 1/2 years! He combines a unique brand of ‘street-smarts with heart’.

Eker is the author of the best-selling books, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind and SpeedWealth. He has also developed several highly-acclaimed courses such as The Millionaire Mind Intensive, Life Directions, Wizard Training and Train the Trainer. He is also the producer and trainer of the world-famous Enlightened Warrior Training.

ON THIS FREE WEBINAR, YOU’LL DISCOVER…

  • The #1 problem most people have when choosing a business or career that leaves them with no passion, no meaning and a lot of frustration
  • How to effortlessly stop living in your ego-centered self and start living in your higher, more conscious, and enlightened self
  • 3 critical guidelines you MUST follow if you want to turn your passion and purpose into profits
  • Why looking for the hottest new businesses and upcoming trends is most likely hurting you vs. helping you succeed
  • A simple strategy to find a business or career that you will not only succeed with financially, but will also make you truly happy and fulfilled
  • A major mistake people make when trying to find their passion and why passion may be the most misunderstood word in the English dictionary
  • Why a lot of people have followed their passion, but are still broke and how you can avoid making the same mistake

And much, MUCH more.

Reserve your seat HERE

Is Network Marketing One Of Those Pyramid Things?

Is Network Marketing One Of Those Pyramid Things?

It never ceases to amaze me especially here in New Zealand when you mention that you are a Network Marketer the inevitable next question is “is network marketing one of those pyramid things?”.

Is Network Marketing One Of Those Pyramid Things?When you ask what their interpretation of a “pyramid thing” is they can’t tell you.

All businesses have a pyramid structure with the CEO at the top then senior management, middle management then the workers.

Based on that you could say network marketing is an upside down pyramid because with hard work there is nothing stopping the workers at the bottom rising to the top.

WHAT EXACTLY IS A PYRAMID SCHEME?

A pyramid scheme is essentially an investment scheme where each new participant pays into the system monies that are paid out to those who joined the scheme earlier.

In order to “get their money back,” the new participant must recruit new money into the system. Since everyone wants to get their money back, everyone keeps recruiting new money.

Like all schemes fueled by empty promises, hype, and greed, the shine eventually wears off and they go “out of momentum.” And when they do, the last people standing without enough recent new money end up losing theirs.

WHAT IS NETWORK MARKETING

First up Network Marketing is NOT a Pyramid scheme. If it it please let the likes of Warren Buffet, Richard Branson and Donald Trump know as they have all used this distribution model in the past.

Network Marketing is the distribution of products and services through a network of independent representatives. Each representative is responsible to retail and sell a small amount of product and then recruit others to do the same. Sales volume is generated through a lot of people each buying and selling a small amount of product.

Commissions are paid based on training new distributors and the consumption of products and services in the network. A company offering a product or service can eliminate the need for expensive advertising campaigns by deploying a network of individuals “who get paid for sharing products and services they love with others through word of mouth (social media marketing)

An individual seeking an income opportunity can generate an unlimited stream of commissions, through repeat business and sales within his or her growing organisation.

TRADITIONAL SALES VS NETWORK MARKETING

Is Network Marketing One Of Those Pyramid Things?Traditionally if a company had a business plan of selling 1 Million dollars of product per month they might hire 100 full time sales representatives and give them each a territory and a sales quota of $10,000 per month. They would be monitored and if they didn’t perform they would be replaced with someone who hopefully could.

With the Network Marketing Model instead of hiring expensive full time sales people the company would rely on word of mouth advertising. They provide incentives to satisfied customers most of whom don’t like to sell, but are happy to tell others about the products they use themselves.. These customers are not full time or part time employees, they are some time, independent volunteers with no quotas and no protected territories. They “network” when they feel like it

Network marketing is not about personally selling a lot of product although some Distributors do. It is about using and recommending the product and getting paid to do so.

Some see the unlimited business potential and are attracted to the passive income element and go on to set up a substantial profitable business by recruiting many  distributors and building a global organisation.

Robert Kiyosaki’s Take On Network Marketing

Robert T. Kiyosaki is best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. This is the #1 personal finance book of all time, which has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money.

His book title holds four of the top ten spots on Nielsen Bookscan List’s Lift-to-Date Sales from 2001-2008 alone. In addition, Robert has been featured on shows such as Larry King Live, Oprah, The Doctors, Bloomberg International Television and CNN.

Educational Entrepreneur, founder of the financial education-based Rich Dad Company and author of New York Times Bestsellers: Rich Dad Poor Dad, Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money, and Unfair Advantage

Free Viewing “Rise Of The Entrepreneur” Documentary

So you can learn more about the Network  Marketing Industry we would like to give you full free access to the documentary “Rise Of The Entrepreneur”

Rise of the Entrepreneur gathers today’s best experts and thought leaders like Robert Kiyosaki to forever change how you view work and wealth. For a very limited time, you can watch this movie for FREE

Click HERE to access

Thanks to the following for the inspiration to put pen to paper to dispel some of the myths around this amazing profession of ours called Network Marketing .

  • The Four Year Career:  RICHARD BLISS BROOKE
  • Beach Money: JORDAN ADLER
  • GO Pro: ERIC WORRE

You can access their inspirational books and buy direct from their website Here

 

The Power Of Network Marketing

The Power Of Network Marketing

If you are completing your own due diligence on the Network Marketing Profession then you need to watch this video. This will give you a better understanding of the power of Network Marketing.

On the 15th August 2015 Eric Worre – Network Marketing PRO interviewed Tony Robbins and found out why he endorses Network Marketing as a profession.

This was recorded as a lead up to the Go Pro Recruiting Mastery event that was held on Dec. 1-4, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
I had the privilege to hear Tony Robbin’s speak at this event which was the largest generic training event for people in network marketing, with over 20,000 people in attendance.
the power of network marketingTony is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and the nation’s #1 Life and Business Strategist. A recognised authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations and organisational turnaround, he has served as an advisor to leaders around the world for more than 38 years.
Author of five internationally bestselling books, including the recent New York Times #1 best-seller MONEY: MASTER THE GAME, Tony has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video and life training programs. He created the #1 personal and professional development program of all time, and more than 4 million people have attended his live seminars.
So you can learn more about the Network  Marketing Industry I would like to give you full free access to the documentary”Rise Of The Entrepreneur”
This 50 minute documentary gathers today’s best experts and thought leaders to forever change how you view Network Marketing, work and wealth.

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If you want free world class training on everything related to the great profession of network marketing, visit Eric Worre at networkmarketingpro.com and enter your name and email for his newsletter list.

Why Sir Richard Branson Is A Believer In Network Marketing

Network Marketing expert Eric Worre interviews the iconic Sir Richard Branson and find out why Sir Richard Branson Is A Believer In Network Marketing

Currently in the network marketing community there’s about a hundred million people are around the world that are engaged in this profession with approximately 200 billion dollars a year in revenue
While network marketing is in it’s infancy in NZ as a viable Part or Full time home business opportunity –  The Network Marketing profession is in full momentum and growing and expanding worldwide as home based entrepreneurs are looking for a better life for themselves and their families.
This video was Published on 29 Aug 2016 by Network Marketing expert Eric Worre of Network Marketing Pro and was designed as a lead up to the Go Pro Recruiting Mastery event that was held on Dec. 1-4, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
I had the privilege to hear Sir Richard Branson speak at this event which was the largest generic training event for people in network marketing, with over 20,000 people in attendance.
As you will hear in this video Richard is a great believer in Network Marketing and is summed up nicely when he said
Why Sir Richard Branson Is A Believer In Network Marketing“I think all the future jobs in the next 20 or 30 years will will be created by network marketing entrepreneurs and other other entrepreneurs around the world  starting off from scratch or starting up very small and making a real difference in the world”
So you can learn more about the Network  Marketing Industry we would like to give you full free access to the documentary”Rise Of The Entrepreneur”
This 50 minute documentary gathers today’s best experts and thought leaders to forever change how you view Network Marketing, work and wealth.

Click HERE to access

 

Why You Must Never Quit

In this week’s Top Leader Interview, Eric Worre -Network Marketing PRO catches up with John Sachtouras, a Greek immigrant who worked up from nothing to being a millionaire after being involved in Network Marketing for 27 years. But don’t think that he became a millionaire overnight. It took several years for him to find his success.

John worked in the touring travel business in Greece with his family. After Greece’s economics became unstable due to terrorists and he lost his father, John made the decision to immigrate to America with the single dream of becoming a millionaire. Determined to do whatever it took to achieve his dream, he worked for several years as a waiter. Such a job didn’t discourage him because it was a way to make a living until he found the solution to becoming a millionaire.

That solution came in 1988 when he was invited by a customer to a Network Marketing event. At first, John didn’t understand it. Network Marketing seemed to be for people who were broke, and he wasn’t broke. But then he heard this quote from John Rockefeller: “I would rather earn 1% of the efforts of 100 people, rather than 100% of my own effort.” That idea clicked for John, and that day he decided to do whatever it took to become a millionaire in the Network Marketing profession.

He loved that Network Marketing was all about serving other people and helping them succeed. Coming from the tourism travel industry, John knew how to serve people and that desire was embedded in him. And so, Network Marketing appealed to him in that way.

Despite John’s determination and passion, he did not succeed in Network Marketing right away. It took him 20 years to start making 6 figures a year. In his first 20 years, he made a total of a little over a half a million, and in the past 7 years, he has made millions.

He worked at 16 different companies before he finally found the one that worked best for him. John was never discouraged, though. He viewed all of those years as a learning process. He was getting education, accumulating experience, and getting prepared. He believed in the system and the process. He watched other successful people and knew they weren’t different or more special than him. They simply knew something he did not, and so he worked for 20 years to discover what it was.

What helped John find success was when he found an amazing mentor and company. For the first time, he surrendered himself completely, his ego, his pride, his education, and his education. He told his mentor, he was going to go stupid and follow instructions no matter what. He became a super student, and his ability to follow instructions, pay attention, and take massive action led him to his success

John leaves with the advice to not push new recruits into your beliefs and mindset. You have to start where they are; discover what they want and need and then build from there. Also, discover exactly what it is you want that makes you happy. Determine that whoever you are, you are very unique, and you have the power to make a change in your life. Don’t allow the circumstance of today stop you from who you can become later on. Keep moving. John believes in you. Believe in yourself.

Did you like this episode? Be sure to subscribe to the next one and tell a friend about Eric Worre. If you want free world class training on everything related to the great profession of network marketing, visit Eric at networkmarketingpro.com and enter your name and email for his newsletter list.

Four Year Career

the four year careerRecently, I renewed my flight medical certificate, which requires a thorough physical every two years. Angelo, the attending physician, reminded me of something about the average lifespan of an American:

We used to live to be about 65; now it’s about 75. Angelo mentioned that he thought our generous government set up, Social Security and Medicaid, kicked in when we reach our early sixties, knowing most of us would not be around to collect.

Makes sense to me. I got to thinking about how much it costs for us to survive – not to mention really live – those extra ten years. It could be between $500,000 and $1 million. That is a lot of money/assets to acquire, especially if you don’t know whether you are going to need it.

The traditional 40-year career does not exist anymore. The average person today will change jobs more than seven times in their working career, many of them changing whole careers several times.

The idea of working for 40 years to retire on one-third of what was not even enough for the 40 years just does not make sense. Yet it is still the ruling paradigm.

Challenging this 40-year career model is The Four Year Career®. The trademarked concept is simple: Choose an income-producing occupation that allows you to not only earn income for the now, but more importantly stacks up income for the future. Build something while you earn that keeps on earning.

It is called Asset Income or Royalty Income and the wealthiest people in the world have been focusing on it for hundreds of years. Inventors do it. Songwriters do it. Movie producers do it. Actors now do it. Authors do it. Commercial real estate developers do it. And, Network Marketers do it.

Build something that will keep on churning out the income, whether you are there managing it or not. This creates financial freedom, a concept that is not well known, explored or enjoyed by most people.

What does it take to do it in the movies, or publishing or real estate? For the most part, I don’t know. There are experts to guide you if that is your inclination.

I do know what it takes in Network Marketing. Is it easy? No. Do you need lots of money or education? No. Do you need some time, lots of self-motivation and a great company to stand behind you? Yes. Can you do it? Yes.

Financial freedom means different things to different people. It depends on one’s appetite. Some people can be free on $1,000 a month, while others need $2,000 or $3,000 per month.

Still others desire ten times that much. Regardless of what the amount is for you, think about what your life could be like (or if you prefer, what it could have been like) had you not had to work most of it.

Think of the interests you could have explored. Think of the places you could have gone. Think of the time you could have invested in your relationship with your children in their street-smart education. Think of the fun you could have had. Think of the things you could have created: writings, paintings, buildings and gardens. It’s not too late to think in the present tense.

I think about the quality of life that most of us live now. We have good lives. We get to experience, for the most part, a fair amount of what life has to offer. But what could we do? What could we build? What could we create and contribute if “earning a living” were not the mandatory daily grind? What if we had our basic finances handled by age 25 or 30? What quality of life could we enjoy?

I am not suggesting that money is the most important thing in life. It is just that we spend most of our time earning a living, so we must place a pretty high value on what it provides. Just think of the time you could free up and what you could do with it that is more important than money.

It seems that maybe, when it comes to quality of life, we could turn our own society upside down and inside out by pioneering the paradigm of The Four Year Career®. Dive into a royalty income opportunity you enjoy and do it passionately and powerfully enough to get yourself set up for the rest of your life. You can always continue that career for as long as it suits you; or you can launch another without sacrificing income.

With financial freedom your dreams can come true – even if you live to be 120. Imagine living twice as long as your forefathers/mothers, with ten times the quality of life. I think that adds up to 20 lifetimes. Financial Freedom. The Fountain of Youth.

To learn more about generating your own financial freedom, check out Richards book The Four Year Career, that shows how an Asset Income can be worth millions in Asset Value.

Plan B For Baby Boomers

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Plan B For Baby Boomers

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

Plan B For Baby Boomers

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

Contributor

Robert Laura

I am a retirement activist. I’m 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. I’ve 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.