Check out this great guest post from my BFF Juanita Wootton-Radko.

Being an entrepreneur is fun! Exciting! Profitable! Except… when it isn’t. Every entrepreneur goes through periods where setbacks and struggles are far more common than the fun, profit and excitement. So what’s the secret to staying (or getting back) on track? Invest in your most valuable product: you!

1. Start with better habits.

“We are what we repeatedly do.”  Aristotle

Building healthy habits will give you the energy and strength for the down days. You already know that you should go to bed rather than stay up past eleven playing Candy Crush. A water bottle is a better choice than that third (or was it the fourth?) can of diet cola. Don’t sweat the occasional lapse- but aim for small goals like drinking water and catching all the shut-eye you need really helps you to bounce back.

2. Mistakes are part of the process.

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”                                                                                                                                                           -Nelson Mandela

When I was a child, I would often help my grandmother by washing dishes. One time, a fancy dessert plate slipped from my hands and smashed on the floor. I began to cry, certain that I would be punished. ‘Don’t cry,” she said.” There’s precious few that get worn out.” Those calm words put the broken plate in perspective and encouraged me to do a better job. You will make mistakes, but they don’t have the power to stop you. You can do it!

3. Stay focused on what really matters.

 

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” Muhammad Ali

Keep a list of your priorities for your business. What are the key points for you to be a success? Is it building your client base? Reaching a weekly sales target? Define the “keys” for your business and aim for actions that get you closer to your goal.

4. Don’t give up.Tweet This

“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King Jr

Don’t give up. Being an entrepreneur can be lonely work. Take a walk around the block, or call a friend in your network who understands but won’t drag you down into a pity party.

5.Watch what you think, as well as what you say

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” Walter Scott

I have a friend who says that he never has bad days. He has good days, great days and “character-building” days. A bad day is something that happens to you, but you get to choose what you get out of a character-building day. It may seem hokey, but word choice matters. Your word choice can portray you as the victim of a cruel and capricious world, or propel you as the hero of the great story that is your life. Be your own hero—we know you can!

Remember, everyone has ‘character-building days’– even entrepreneurs. Don’t let the struggles and setbacks pull your focus from your dream. Keep building your good habits, including the way you talk about your business. Don’t quit! Keep moving forward and soon once again, you will find yourself back on track to fun, excitement and profit.

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I love this time of year when we celebrate the birthdays of two great countries Canada and the US.
Wednesday was a great day as I celebrated Canada Day and now tomorrow all my American friends get to celebrate Independence Day and I really hope that it is a good one for all of you.

So in today’s training I am going to go over one of the 7 Prospecting Secrets I shared on Monday night’s webinar for those of you that missed it.
Something that is rarely talked about in our industry is what to say to get people to look at your presentation.

Most people don’t have a problem starting a conversation with someone or maybe even mentioning their business, but what do you say to get them to the point where they want to be a part of your company?
That is where the 30 Second Commercial comes in. So watch this clip to learn more about how to use a 30 Second Commercial in your business.

The full replay is still available at https://kimthompsonpinder.clickfunnels.com/auto-webinar-registration but I am only keeping it up until Thursday noon next week so you really want to take advantage of watching it this weekend.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

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I created this blog post back in 2012 and as I was going through and cleaning up my blog post folder I started reading this and realized it is still relevant for today. So enjoy

I had a wonderful interview yesterday with Doug Firebaugh for the Home Business Radio Network and we talked about what tips would I give someone to help them succeed in this business and after the interview my first thought was that I wanted to share them with you as well. So here they are.

1. Let Go Of The Past

The past with all of its shame, disappointments, failures, and negative words that were spoken over you can only hold you back if you let it. You can change those thought patterns, you can choose to be successful even though everyone told you that you were a loser. You can take action and become a successful person. You are not a victim, you are a VICTOR. If you would like a really great, radical, in your face book on prosperity thinking than check out Prosperity Mind by Randy Gage. Make the choice today.

2. Be Careful Who You Share Your Entrepreneurial Dreams With
Your dream is very precious to you and should never be shared unless you know that person will support and encourage you. You have been given a special gift and don’t let some naysayer crush you because they have poverty thinking. Why expose yourself to such negativity. Surround yourself with people who think the same way you do, that will lift you up, encourage you and help keep you on the right track.

3. Educate Yourself
Jim Rohn use to say, “Work harder on yourself then you do your job.” The reason he said that is to become a person who can handle success you must change. There are things that you need to let go of and things that you need to take in. Your thoughts, words and actions must change. Take time each day to learn more about yourself, and to learn new skills that will help you become more proficient in your business. The biggest investment that you can make is in yourself.

4. Find Out What Works For You
There are many systems out there for learning how to recruit and sell. You need to find the one that works best with who you are and your personality. While there are some things that are the foundations of our business, how you do them is unique to you. Find yourself a teacher (there are many good ones online) or upline/mentor that can help you find your own style that helps you recruit the most people and sell the most product. That leads us to…..

5. You Can’t Do It Alone
You need someone that you can hold yourself accountable too. Someone who cares enough to be honest with you in love. Someone who will tell you when you are getting off track without criticizing you. Someone who is positive and can encourage you when you need it, but also kick your butt when you need it. Someone who believes in you and will invest in you.

6. Self Discipline, Hard Work and Being Consistently Consistent
If you are like me then those words do not give you the warm fuzzies. At one point in my life I probably would have consider them the enemy. I know now that they are they best friends that you can have, because they are the ones that are going to bring you to success. It is not one huge action that brings you to success. It is all the small, mundane actions done consistently over a period of time that will get you there. After a while they start to pile up and create momentum in your business, but first you have to pay the cost.

7. Focus On The Positive
You are going to hit obstacles, speed bumps and disappointments along the way. Solve the problem by choosing to focus on the solution, not the problem. Also this is a journey. Learn to enjoy each stage that you are in and be thankful.

8. Use Your Time Wisely
There are activities that will keep you busy but produce no results. Focus your time on the things that really matter like recruiting, developing your teams and increasing your sales. If you aren’t seeing results then drop that activity and focus on what you know works.

9. Don’t Quit
If you quit you will never succeed!!!!!! Success is like an endurance race and the ones that win are those who cross the finish line. It doesn’t matter what spot you cross just as long as you make it.

10. Believe in Yourself
As much as I can tell you that I believe in you (and I do) if you don’t believe in yourself it won’t matter what I say. This is something that only you can decide deep down inside of yourself. It is something that you fight to hold onto with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength. It will be tested, people will come against it, but ultimately it is your choice.

Choose to believe in yourself. Fight those inner demons that say you aren’t good enough. In fact, do more than that. Kick them to the curb and tell them to never come back. You are worthy and you can do this. That’s what you need to keep telling yourself. I try not to repeat myself, but this is worth repeating. I BELIEVE IN YOU. I know that you can succeed. You were uniquely created with special gifts and talents to succeed. The only one stopping you is YOU.

Make yourself successful today, start the journey that will lead you to heart’s desires and bring you joy.

To Your Success,
Love Ya,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

P.S. If you want help with your mindset and dealing with things like fear and procrastination then check out my book on Amazon, MLM Mindset Minutes: Proven Self Help & Daily Encouragement For Those In MLM http://www.amazon.com/MLM-Mindset-Minutes-Self-Help-Encouragement-ebook/dp/B00J3WOHKU/

 

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I wish that I could say that spring is truly here for those of us here in Canada, but we are still having some pretty cold days, so you just never know. I think that winter is just trying to get in its last digs before it finally has to let go.

It is nice to see that the snow is finally gone and days that are above 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) and it gives me hope of better weather days ahead.

For me spring is always a good time to review my goals and make action plans that will carry me through to the end of the year. Which leads me to today’s teaching…

One of the best ways to build your business is through continual action that creates momentum that creates results. The one thing about spring is that you can no longer use weather as an excuse for not getting out and promoting your business, well at least I can’t. I also find with the spring season that people are more hopeful and happy which makes them easier to recruit.

So I want to give you a formula for success that if you implement you will see results.
2P x 5DAW x 2W = 1R

Now at first glance this formula makes no sense. So let me break it down for you. The great thing about this formula is that you can adjust to fit your own situation.
2P = 2 People
5DAW = 5 Days A Week
2 W = 2 Weeks
1R = 1 Recruit

So if you talk to 2 people a day for 5 days a week for 2 weeks, you should get a recruit even if you are new to this business or have never recruited anyone before.

Over time as you practice your numbers will get better. For me it is 1 in 7 to 1 in 10 depending on the time of year.
So what if you want to recruit 1 person a week? Then just talk to four people a day. That is the great thing about this formula; once you know the basics you can create your future.

The other number to know is 1 in 20. For many companies that is how many people you have to recruit to find a really good leader that is going to help you move your business forward.

For me knowing those numbers has changed my life. It meant I no longer felt like a failure when things didn’t happen as fast as I wanted it to. It also meant that if I just stayed consistent and learned to accept the no’s that I would find the yeses. Those people who had the entrepreneurial spirit and would help me get to the top. If you were to actually do those actions continuously you could have approximately 26 people in your first generation, 2 leaders and 37 people in your second generation and 1 leader and 14 people in your third generation (77 people in total) from talking to 2 people a day and teaching your team members to do the same.

The main thing is to make the commitment to action and then DOING IT. Nothing will happen unless you take action and stay focused.

One of the things that helped me was to have an accountability partner who went out with me and wouldn’t let me off the hook so I had to do the actions. When I do the actions I see results.

If you are looking for lots of different ways to talk to people then check out Network Marketing Recruiting: 50 Fun, Low Cost Ways To Find Local Recruits and Customers for $2.99 (USD) on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HIFRO22
Recruiting doesn’t have to be boring. Find new ways to get results.

To more and more success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

P.S. Don’t forget that tonight is the big night. Come and get free training on how to get recruits and customers and never have to worry about what to say to them. http://www.webinarfusionprolaunch.com/register/become-a-prospecting-master-today-eng-25174

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Have you ever found yourself wanting to recruit someone and you just can’t?
Check out today’s video to see if you are being hindered by one or both of these two things.

 

 

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Have you ever wondered why you can’t recruit like someone else when you are saying the exact same things that they are? Are there things beside the words you use that affect a person’s answer? Check out today’s video to find out.

Today’s Action Step
Before you even go to talk to someone make sure that you are relaxed and smiling and excited about what you want to present to them. It will make all the difference in the world.

To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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Have you ever wondered if you thinking patterns can have an effect on the success of your MLM business. Check out my thoughts on the matter in today’s video.

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