I walked into the kitchen and I panicked as I saw a ton of suds coming out of the dishwasher and onto the floor.

Now any reasonable person when they didn’t know what to do would call for help, but me being me just had to do something fast.

Can you guess what I did?

Yep, I opened up the dishwasher door without shutting it off first. Yikes!

So picture this, a kitchen with three to four feet of suds on the floor and still more is coming out and then I really panicked!

But let me take you back to the beginning of the story.

I was 9 years old and my Dad had called form work to make sure that I had run the dishwasher before he got home from work and the good daughter (most of the time) that I was, went to do it.

It was at that point that I realized that there was no dishwasher soap and instead of asking a neighbour for some (we lived in a big apartment building) I just assumed (always a bad thing) that liquid dish soap would work just as well and now I had this humungous mess that I had no clue how to clean up.

I was so stressed. My Dad was going to be mad when he got home and saw the mess and I was embarrassed because I had let it happen in the first place that I didn’t think to go and ask for help.

Have you ever been in that situation in your business. Embarrassed, because your business is not going the way that you want, but you don’t want to let people know because aren’t MLM businesses supposed to build themselves with very little effort?

You watch all these other people do it and you struggle to figure out how they are doing it…

OR…

Maybe you were like me in my first 12 years of my MLM business and I asked everyone for help. I desperately wanted to learn how to build a business, how to get lots of customers and recruits, but the most I got was, “Talk to people.”

As if that would help me build my business.
Thankfully all that changed for me 8 years ago when I got a mentor that would show me what I needed to know to recruit like crazy and get customers.

And now I want to do the same for you. That’s why I created the Set Your Business On Fire Mentorship Program.

At least 2 extensive training webinars a month on everything you need to know to build your business the right way and these will be very interactive, where you get to have your questions answered.

I will also be doing Expert Webinars. I am going to be doing webinars with some of the best in this industry and you will be able to interact with them.

Just imagine being able to ask questions of your favourite guru. Just wait to see who I get to be on these webinar’s.

Want instant answers and support in your business? You will be able to get it through our private Facebook group, where you will also get additional training.

What about being able to talk to me personally about anything you want concerning your business?

You will be able to. You will get a 30 minute session with me every two months.

Most of you know that I write books for Amazon and I will be writing more this year. How would you like to have FREE preview copies of my book and a chance to have your name in lights in the book?

You will when you join the program. Also you get a big discount on any future products that I create.

Now I bet that you are wondering the price. Well, I have made it so that anyone can afford it. It was going to be $67 a month and it probably will be that at some point, so I settled at $47, still a really good price, but I wanted to do something more as a thank you for being such a great customer so I came up with two things.

The price for THIS WEEK ONLY will be $37 a month OR you can pay a one time fee of $149 and have lifetime access to the program.

So there is no reason why you can’t finally build the business that you want. PLUS I have some great bonuses for you worth $500.

You will get my MLM Success 101 which teaches you what you need to know to go out and get recruits and customers THIS WEEK. I will be selling it soon for $47 but it is your for free.

You also get five great ebooks on topics that aren’t usually covered in business but are so vitally important like killing procrastination in your life and…

You also get a workshop including worksheets on what might be holding you back in business and what to do about it.

Now is the time to get the help you need to build the business you want for yourself and your family. Don’t miss out. This special pricing is only available until 11:59 this Friday and then it is gone. Click here to join.

To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

P.S. Yes, I did get it cleaned up before my Dad got home and he didn’t know about it, until the landlord cam by that night to tell us that there had been water leaking into the apartment below.
My Dad gave me that frustrated look he would get when I did really silly things and asked me what happened.
Then I really panicked and started crying and talking a million miles a minute explaining what had happened and how panicked I felt and by the time I was done both the landlord and my Dad felt so sorry for me that they both just told me to never do that again, that liquid soap wasn’t for dishwashers and I could breathe a sigh of relief and go back to my favourite book I was reading.

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So in part 1 of this series we looked at the first 8 reasons why people give up including allowing themselves to be beaten down, feeling that the world owes them something, dwelling on mistakes, they give up when they fail, they expect results too fast, they focus on the wrong things and because of that they are overwhelmed an then last but not least they fear what they do not know.

Here is one thing I have learned on my journey to success, at times it will seem like everything is coming against you to stop you from achieving it. That is when the temptation to quit is the greatest and that is when you have to dig in your heels and stand and say to yourself, “I am not going to quit no matter what. I will do this,” and you find a way. There is always a way.

 

So let’s look at the next 8 reasons. As I was just writing this, a thought came to me and it was, “No wonder so many people quit, there are so many things trying to get you to quit. It seems like there are more reasons to quit then to get the success that you want.” Make the decision right now that you are not going to let these things take you out and rob you of the success that can be yours.

 

Reason #9 You Give Up Your Power

Basically, that is allowing other people to dictate your future. You are the only one who can determine your future and you should never let anyone else’s negative words or actions have power in your life to take from you.

You also can’t based you future on other people’s opinions of you. If you struggle with this then I want to think of it this way. Imagine a bubble around yourself and not just any bubble, this is a special bubble because it keeps out any harmful, negative words.

When someone says something that is trying kill, steal or rob your future it just bounces off and it can’t get inside of you.

The truth is, you have that bubble, you have the choice to let words inside of you and affect you. You make the choice to let them harm you and you make the choice to believe them.

You can also choose to not let them in and harm you. Here is how you do it. When the words are said the first thing you say to yourself is, “That’s not true, I am not……, and I don’t care what they say, I am going to accomplish this,” and then you choose to forgive them.

The wonderful thing about forgiveness is that it frees you from the effects of the other person’s actions so that you can continue to move forward unhindered by them.

Forgiveness is not about the other person, forgiveness is about you being from their grasp, and there is nothing like it.

 

Reason #10 You Are Stuck In The Past

The best thing I can say about that is to let it all go. If you spend all your time focusing on the past you will never move forward. It is done and there is nothing you can do to change it. What you can change is your present and your future, so focus on that instead.

You are not your past, no matter what happened, so leave it there and become the person you want to be in the future starting today.

 

Reason #11 You Resist Change

On your journey to success there will be things about yourself that stay the same and they are good things, but there are things that you are going to have to change. There are skills you are going to have to learn, there are thinking patterns you are going to have to give up, there may be people that you have to stop hanging around with because they are dragging you down and you will probably have to take more action then you have ever done in your whole entire life. One definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results. So if you are not getting the results that you want then you are going to have to change to get to where you want to be.

 

Reason # 12 Your Desire For Success Is Less Than Your Fear Of Failure.

Here is one thing you might as well accept and accept it quickly. You are going to fail at times on your road to success. Success is not this straight upward climbing road that never has any twist or turns in it. In fact the road to success is usually here, there and everywhere and you usually feel like your are moving backwards when you are actually moving forwards. I have learned as much from my failures as I have from my successes.

 

Reason #13 Never Dream About What Is Possible

To reach success you have to have faith that you are going to get there even when you can’t see it with your human eyes and day dreaming about your future is a great way to build your faith and remind yourself what you are working towards.

 

Reason # 14 You Think That You Are The Only One Struggling

It is hard to achieve success when you think that you are the only one who is having a hard time. You look at all those successful people and how easy they have it now and you mistakenly believe that because you are not there that maybe you are not worthy or that is just isn’t for you.

The truth is you are seeing the end result of all the struggles that they went through and overcame. They had to struggle just like you might be doing right now. They only difference between you and them is that they are further down the road then you. That’s all.

 

Reason #15 Feel That They Have Something To Lose

There is a really strange fear out there called fear of success and that is where you actually afraid that success will change things so much that you won’t be able to accept it and that people won’t like you anymore.

Yes, success does change some things, but only the things you let it change and you don’t have to change your moral compass just because you have money. Money just allows the really good thing in you to be expressed even more.

 

Reason #16 You Spend Most Of You Time In A Pity Party

Now before you get all upset, we all go through times when we feel sorry for ourselves, the big thing is how long and what you do with it. If you are wallowing in self pity and always blaming everyone else for your lack of success then you will never succeed. On the other hand if you recognize it quickly, shake it off and start moving towards your goal again, then you w ill succeed.

You are responsible for your own success and you need to take charge of your emotions and tell them how to feel, not the other way around.

 

So I hope that that this series has helped you recognize some things in yourself so that when they happen you can look at them and say, “I know you, you are trying to steal my future and I am not going to let you. Go Away!”

 

Everyone is tempted at time to quit, but the truly successful have their eyes set in the goal and are not going to let anything stop them, including themselves.

 

So don’t forget to check out the webinar tonight. Click here to register.

 

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

 

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I came across a great infographic the other day and I really couldn’t get it out of my mind. Have you ever had that happen? It got me thinking about all the times I wanted to quit (but I didn’t thank God) and why.
So I thought that I would adapt it and share it with you. If you have been feeling like quitting in business then you need to read this and be encouraged.
1. You Have Allowed Your Belief In Yourself To Be Beaten Down.
And this can come from 3 places, yourself, others and this world’s system. We are all very hard on ourselves aren’t we? I truly believe that most of what beats us down comes from within and that is the greatest battle. How do you overcome it? By recognizing defeating thought patterns and learning to change them. A great way to do that is by reading encouraging confessions out lout to yourself everyday until you start to believe them.
Now others. The great thing is that we have control over that too. We choose who we hang around with and we choose what words others speak that we will let in and have an effect. Yes, you heard me right. You don’t have to let what others say about you affect you. When someone tries to put me down, inside of myself I say, “You are not speaking the truth and I don’t have to accept it. You don’t really know me and say what you want, I don’t have to accept it.” And I don’t. For those words that I do accept I choose to forgive the person and let it go. Here is the great thing about forgiveness, the one that it frees is you.
This world system is designed to keep you broke and unsatisfied and I choose to live above it. I don’t have to become what everyone thinks I should become. I can become more.
2. Feel The World Owes Them Something
If you feel this way, then you need to do a very quick mindset change, because it isn’t going to happen. If you want to be a success then you need to take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody is going to give it to you. You have to work for it. Don’t have a victim mentality, have a victor mentality that chooses to move forward no matter what other people say or do.
3. Dwells On Mistakes
YOU ARE NOT PERFECT. There I said it, now get over it. You are going to make mistakes, everyone who is successful has. The have gone down wrong roads and have had to turn back and start over. Let go of your mistakes. Don’t keep thinking about them. If you need to tell them to shut up and kick them to the curve. If you define yourself by your mistakes then you will never succeed. Always learn from your mistakes, but once you have, MOVE ON towards success.
4. When You Fail You Feel Like That Is The End.
If Thomas Edison gave up the over a thousand times it took to create the light bulb we wouldn’t have the modern society we do today. Failure is not an indication to quit. Failure is an indication that you need to grow as person to be able to succeed. So do you need more skill? Then get it? Do you need self development? Then get it.
Do what you need to do to succeed and move forward.
5. Expect Fast Results
Businesses take time to grow and develop and reach the sweet point when momentum kicks in and really moves it forward. To get there you have to pay the price of time and effort first. Don’t give up just because it is taking longer than you thought.
6. Focus On The Wrong Thing
Are you focusing on what you can’t do instead of what you can do? When you focus on your weaknesses you become weaker. When you focus your time and energy on what you can do, you will start to move forward and become stronger. Overtime, you will have less weaknesses.
7. Fear What You Do Not Know
We have no control over the future and what will happen, what we do have control over is RIGHT NOW. So instead of worrying about what might happen, do what you can do now to ensure that your future is great. If you don’t take action now your future will reflect that.
8. Overwhelmed?
Are there so many things that you want to do and so many actions that you need to take to get there that you give up before you even start? The best thing you can do is to choose one thing and then take those first actions towards succeeding in it. It is better to accomplish one thing then to have all the grandiose plans and never accomplish anything.

So there go the first 8 things that you need to overcome so that you do not quit in your business. In the next blog post we will examine the other 8.

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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Next Monday night I am doing a Free Webinar where you can become a master prospector.

If you have been wanting to increase your customer base and get more recruits through Social Media and offline methods then you need to be on the webinar.

How would you feel if you could talk to anyone about your business and have them THANK YOU for it and…

Know how to make people instantly comfortable with you so that they will want to hear what you have to say.

This webinar will cover both. http://www.webinarfusionprolaunch.com/register/become-a-prospecting-master-today-eng-25174

If you are ready to Set Your Business On Fire in 2015 then you don’t want to miss this webinar because you are going to have the opportunity to work with me personally to make this your best year ever.

My success only truly started when I worked with someone who knew how to show me the way.

So register here: http://www.webinarfusionprolaunch.com/register/become-a-prospecting-master-today-eng-25174 and I will see you Monday night.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

P.S. Thanks so much for all the survey responses and letting me know what it is that you want for your business.

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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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Here is one of the things that I have learned in my journey to success. Energy suckers are everywhere and if you aren’t on your guard they will sap you of everything and leave you in the dust exhausted and emotionally unable to do anything but be frustrated.
What are energy suckers?
Well they come in different categories such as internal ones like…
Procrastination
Did you know it takes more energy out of you to fight yourself over what you should be doing then actually doing it?
Have you ever had a child fight with you over doing a chore and they end up spending double the time arguing with you over doing then it would have taken if they just do it in the first place.
You can fight yourself all day and keep reminding yourself that you need to make those phone calls and feel guilty and beat yourself up because you aren’t doing them OR..
You can get on the phone for 15 minutes make those customer and recruit phone calls, move your business forward and enjoy the rest of your day.
Double Mindedness
This one is very dangerous because you actually think that you are doing the right thing by not making a decision too quickly, but the truth is all it does is lock you in a cycle of self doubt and perfectionism where you never move forward because you never make a decision.
Did you know that making mistakes is a part of the learning and growing process in our business?
It is not a sign of failure, but of your true strength. To be able to make a decision and then accept responsibility for that decision positions you for success.
Successful people make lots of mistakes, they just never let a mistake stop them from reaching their goal.
They recognize the mistake, learn from it and then keep going towards their goals.
Not making decisions leaves you drained, emotionally and physically exhausted and sitting on a fence that you can’t seem to get off of watching others succeed and you don’t know why.
It is time to change that. If this is you, then start by making small decisions on a regular basis and over time you will be able to make the big decisions with ease.
Then there is the external category and that involves the people around you.
Family, Friends and Team Members
Do you have family, friends or team members who require a lot of time and energy, but don’t give anything in return?
Now I am not talking about your young children or very elderly parents. They cannot take care of themselves and do require our love, attention and support and they are one of the best investments we can make in this life.
What I am talking about are those people who should be able to take care of themselves, who are more than capable of dealing with life’s situations but are determined that everything has to be about them and their life.
You know the ones that are always creating drama and require your attention immediately, but when you need them, they can’t even lift a finger to help you.
Here is how you deal with them. You slowly but surely move yourself away from them. Don’t answer their texts, phone calls, emails or Facebook messages right away.
When you do talk to them start saying no to their requests, but give them ideas on what they can do to resolve the situation themselves.
Overtime when they realize that they can’t manipulate any more they will move on to someone else who will fall for it.
The truth is by giving in to it you are helping them. Sometimes the best thing you can do for them is to let them fall and figure it out for themselves.
You have the choice in your life and business to be caught in these things or to grow as a person and learn the things you need to become successful.
Is it always easy? No
Is it worth it when you have reached your goals and reaping the rewards of success?
Most definitely YES.

To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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I hope that everyone had a great Easter weekend. It is always good to see family and friends and celebrate the goodness of God.

 Today’s blog post is going to be very short and sweet.

 Being thankful for what you have is a key ingredient in your success. Here is what thankfulness does.

 1. It allows you to enjoy the journey by recognizing how far you have already come.

 2. It allows you to put your focus on solutions to your problems instead of the problem itself. When you are thankful you can see how many times that the answer has come and allows you to believe that the answer will come again.

 3. Thankfulness keeps you centered in what is truly important. Success is not about what you have but who you get to share it with.

4. Thankfulness keeps you from becoming proud and arrogant. When you recognize that you weren’t able to do this all on your own and being thankful for it keeps you humble and able to help more people.

5. For those of you who believe in God being thankful opens you up to receive more from God.

 So if you are in a tough situation today or are experiencing difficulties in your business then take a step back today, look at what you do have and be thankful. You may feel like you don’t have much, but you will be amazed at how being thankful lifts you up and puts you in a great place to move forward.

 As I thought of things I am thankful for you are on the list. I so appreciate you taking you time out of your busy day to read my trainings and connect with me on Facebook www.facebook.com/haveyouhadenough

 

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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