Does this sound like you? You wake up in the morning sometimes on time and sometimes late.

The night before you day dreamed of everything that you are going to get accomplished today, in fact you spend a lot of time thinking about all the grand and fantastic things you are going to do in your business and what you are going to accomplish.

But by the end of day, you have not moved even one step closer to reaching your goal. You think to yourself, “Where did the day go I was so busy, but got nothing done.” Then as you look back at the day you realized that most of it was spent in distractions like:

  • That one game of solitaire that turned in 10 games
  • That friend who called because something important happen and an hour later you realize that all she wanted to do was shoot the breeze and gossip.
  • You switched on the TV for one minute and two hours later you are still watching.
  • You can’t decide which business activity is more important today, so you spend most of the day trying to figure it out, or you just give up and do something else because it is too hard. What if you make the wrong choice!
  • You find yourself coming up with so many ‘valid’ excuses as to why you can’t go prospecting or making those sales calls.

If this is you then procrastination has become your best friend and is robbing you of living the life that you dreamed of. Now you are probably thinking to yourself, “That’s the way I was made to be and there is nothing that I can do about it, so why even try. I am doomed to failure or at best average.”

Tweet ThisI thought that way for years, and then over the period of about a year I came to realize that it was HOGWASH. I choose to procrastinate and I can choose not to procrastinate, but first I had to find out why I was procrastinating. What was causing me to do this and here are some things that I have found to be true.

 

  1. Lack of vision. I didn’t know where I was going and didn’t know how I was going to get there, so I spent most of my time in a distracted haze.
  2. Lack of organization. Everything in my life was chaotic and all over the place, so even when I wanted to do something, I had to spend so much time getting ready to do it that I would quit before I ever started.
  3. Tiredness. I used to suffer form anaemia and would be so tired that it was easier to give in then to fight it and get healthy. It was also an easy excuse not to push myself in my business and housework.
  4. Fear. I was afraid of trying and not being good enough, so procrastination and excuses were my way of protecting myself.
  5. Overwhelmed, mostly because of number 2 and 4. So I would quit before I ever really tried.

 

Getting rid of procrastination is a process and for everyone it is going to take a different amount of time based on how much you have to deal with, but it is worth it. It took me a good year before I realized that I finally kicked it to the curb for good.

It still tries to come around and knock on my door and 99% of the time I don’t even answer, and on the days that I do, it is only there a short time before I can’t stand to be around him and he is back on the curb again.

RIGHT NOW you have a very important choice to make. You can continue down the easy road of procrastination, never achieve anything that you want in life and at the end of your life look back and have so many regrets. Or you can choose the harder road at first and deal with it once and for all and finally start moving towards having the things that you want in life.

NOW IS THE TIME TO CHOOSE. DON’T PUT IT OFF ANYMORE. NO MORE EXCUSES.

Kick procrastination to the curb for good!

You won’t be sorry!

To A Life Filled With Productivity & Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

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Nothing is more frustrating than having spent all that time to get someone recruited onto your team and then not have them get any sales and quit. Can it be avoided?

Yes and No.

While a home-based business/Direct Sales/MLM is ideal for anyone, not everyone is suited for them. Some people think that you can join a company, do nothing and sales are going to fall out of the sky and into their lap. When it doesn’t happen, they can’t figure out why and blame everyone else except where the responsibility lies and that is with them.

For most people, the reason that they don’t get sales is because they just don’t know how and that is where this blog post comes in. Let’s cover some suggestions that you can use to help your team members get those first few sales.

1. Learn Their Style

Some people are more old school. They like physical brochures, materials and home parties. They do things over the phone and face to face. They aren’t techy and don’t really use social media.

Other people love the online world and social media and could care less if they ever saw a physical brochure. They are quite comfortable networking over social media and have a vast group of people to contact.

Then there are those in the middle who like and are comfortable with both.

2. Make Sure They Have the Material They Need Tweet This

If you give someone who is an online person only physical material, you will not see any results from them and vice versa. Once you know their style you can provide them what THEY need to succeed. You may only be comfortable in one style, but if you want to grow a thriving team, then you need to become versatile in both ways.

Also, be generous in physical materials. Yes, they do cost money and some people will waste them. But it is an investment in your business. In my years of experience, if I give my new team member 10 books, they will get out 7-8 and have 2-3 orders. Most times that is not enough to reach that first level where they earn rewards. They get discouraged and quit because they think it just doesn’t work.

If I give them 15 books, they will get out 10-12 and 6-7 orders. They have earned some rewards, made some money and are excited to do more. Those few extra books makes all the difference to their success.

3. Raise Your Expectations

In your company, if a good start is a $200 order to get all the goodies, then tell your new recruits that they need a $250 order. Most new reps will work to reach that goal, but many won’t quite reach it. So, if you make it a bit higher and they make it most of the way, they will actually reach the true goal.

You also need to change your mindset about your new Reps. If all you ever think is that you can’t find anyone good and that they never do anything, that is the people you will recruit. Your subconscious mind is a funny thing. It has been proven that your brain will work to make come true the things you believe in your heart will happen. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. You won’t realize that you are doing it but it will happen.

If on the other hand, you believe that you are going to find awesome, hard-working reps who love what they do, for the most part, you will.

4. Have Regular Contact with Them

Find out how they like to communicate best (phone, email, text, Facebook Message) and then check in with them on a regular basis. Many times, when they are having problems they won’t come and tell you because they don’t want to feel foolish. But if you contact them and let them know that there are no stupid questions except the ones that are not asked, they will open up to you and you can help them solve their problems before it becomes an issue that causes them to quit.

By doing all these things, you increase the chances of your new team members not only staying but thriving as well. Choose to invest your time and energy into your new members and over time you will see the rewards of it.

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Do you use home parties to increase your sales and build a team of great representatives that gives you residual income? Awesome! Would you like to be able to sell and recruit more? Take a look at these five tips that will grow your business even further.

Here are the five best ways to plan your home party and get the maximum possible sales:

1. Create two Wish Lists:

The first wish list you create is with your Hostess. This helps her to set goals for the party and she will work harder because she knows exactly what she wants and what she needs to do to get it.
The second wish list is the one that the guests fill out and you keep. This makes the selling process easier because you already have of list of things they like, plus you can call them back a couple of weeks after the party, see how they are liking the products they received and suggest further purchases based on their wish list, increasing your overall sales.

2. Give Your Hostess Instructions:

Not everybody is a natural hostess and not everybody is organized. Give clear, simple to understand instructions and contact her with reminders of what to do up to the time of the party. Don’t just through a bunch of stuff in her lap and expect her to have a great show. You can also do things like offer to mail out the invitations for her, or help her create a Facebook event. All these things will make the show more successful.

3. Serve Food Before The Party Begins:Tweet This

The reason for this is simple. You don’t want everyone distracted with eating when they should be shopping. If you serve the food at the end (especially if it is in a different room), everyone will move to the food and away from your products and you will get less sales.

4. When Taking Orders Let Everyone Mill Around:

Don’t take orders privately. Do it at the table with everyone watching. As people ask questions you can answer them for everyone and you will be amazed at how other people will encourage the one placing the order to buy more.

5. K.I.S.S:

Keep It Short and Simple. Don’t make your presentation long and boring. People have so much on the go and the last thing they want to do at a party is listen to a long-winded presentation. Keep it to 30-45 minutes and incorporate interactive things like games and demonstrations.

Doing these five things will help you to have great home parties with happy hostesses and customers. Try them today.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

P.S. Want to be able to sell any amount that you want in your business?
Check out How To Sell $10,795 A Year In MLM. Available on Amazon.

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“No. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.”
Yoda, Star Wars

Was 2016 a year of change and challenges for you? Was it a rough year where you never seemed to win or was it a year where breakthrough finally came? For me 2016 was my breakthrough year, but if you have been with me for any length of time you know that 2014 and 2015 were hard years, but I am thankful for them.

Now you may be asking yourself, “How can she be thankful for those hard years?” The answer is simple. Those years prepared me and made me strong enough to BREAKTHROUGH in 2016. The only way a muscle grows to be able to handle incredible weight and have immense strength is by pushing it beyond its limits which causes damage. It is the process of healing that damage that causes the muscles to grow.

Does it hurt? Yes, for a short period but what you get afterwards is worth it. So, if you want 2017 to be the year of BREAKTHROUGH in your life and business, then you need to start with an important concept.

Are you wanting, waiting and wishing or are you devoted, determined and doing?

Like Yoda says, you either, “Do or do not. There is no try.” Tweet This

So many times, I think that we ‘want to want,’ instead of do and achieve. We love to want things, like going on a vacation or buying a new car or having the time freedom to enjoy our families but are we willing to DO anything about it.

So, you might be saying to me, “But you don’t understand. I have this, this and this, standing in my way. There is no way that I can build the business I want in 2017. I just can’t.” If that is what you believe then you won’t. Sorry if I offended you but the truth hurts sometimes.

If there was something that 2014, 2015 and 2016 have taught me it is this, “No obstacle can stay in my way for long, if I continue to grow my belief, always focus on the solution and never stop doing the actions for success.”

My challenge for you in 2017 is this, get rid of all the things that are holding you back and take immense action that will propel you forward to either breakthrough or to a greater level of success and I want to help you do that.

In the next two weeks, I am going to be sending you a series of blog posts on making 2017 your best year ever. We are going to look at six things:

* Setting realistic goals
* The Faith, Hope and Love Factor
* Personal Growth
 *Being Consistently Consistent
 *The Best Action
 *Vision

Now here is one thing I know for sure. You won’t get anywhere in your business unless you have the basic skill of prospecting and talking to people. That is why for the next two weeks you can get $20 OFF my MLM Success 101 Course.

This course teaches you everything you need to know to be able to go out and get a new recruit on your team THIS WEEK! Just imagine what your business would be like if you could get a new team member each week. So, click on the link below and check it out. I have even made one of the videos a free preview. Just scan down the page to find it.

At the checkout just put in NEWYEARS20 and you will get $20 off. Don’t wait. NOW is the time for you to make the changes you need.

http://build-your-mlm-business.usefedora.com/p/mlm-success-101

To Your Success In 2017,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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Canadian Thanksgiving was just a few weeks ago and the US Thanksgiving is coming up and it got me thinking about the wild turkeys that live in my neighbourhood. Did you know that they are dumbest, smart bird I have ever known. During hunting season you can’t find them anywhere, and during the rest of the year they stand on the road and make YOU wait for them to move. You can honk, you can move forward slowly, but they won’t move until they want to, and there is never just one of them. I have been late for appointments waiting for Mom and all the young ones to cross the road.

So I decided to read up on them and I found some interesting parallels between them and running a MLM/ Network Marketing/Direct Sales business.

1. Wild turkeys thrive when they live in a protected area with an open field or space beside it. They forage in the open space for food, but can quickly get to cover when it is needed. For us that means that we need a place that we can go to when things get tough. You always go out and look for new people, build your team and your business, but have that place whether physically, mentally or spiritually where you can recharge and motivate yourself. Attacks in this business will come, and they can be on the outside or on the inside and you need to be prepared to guard yourself and combat those attacks when they come or you won’t be in this business for very long.

2. Wild Turkeys can roost and rest in trees. It gives them covering, protection and a unique perspective on the whole world around them. Do you take time to rest? Rest not only recharges your body but your brain as well and helps give you perspective on yourself and your business. I always know when I haven’t taken enough rest. Everything becomes harried and I can’t stop thinking about all the things I need to do and on and on it goes. When I take rest it allows my mind to settle and I actually get more things done.

3. Varied VocalizationsTweet This
Wild Turkeys can make many different sounds to communicate with other turkeys. The first time I heard the young ones I couldn’t figure out what kind of bird it was because it was so unique. In MLM you need to have many different ways to communicate so that you can draw as many people to your business as possible. Build you team locally, build it online, find ways to connect with people that you normally wouldn’t associate with. If you are only prospecting one way then you are missing out on a lot of business.

4. They Have Lots Of Different Food Sources.
Wild Turkeys will eat seeds, foliage, berries, bugs and small reptiles, which is probably why they like my backyard. It has all of them including the snakes (just little garter snakes no longer than my forearm and they don’t bite.) What food are you feeding your mind, soul and spirit? The most successful people are the ones with the biggest libraries. They are constantly learning and growing not only their skills, but more importantly in their capacity for success. Make it a goal to learn something about yourself each day and to grow as person and you will see more success.

5. Great Daytime Vision, Poor Night Time Vision
Turkeys can see better than people in the daytime, but not as well as us in the night. So how does that apply to us? Simple. Turkeys know their weaknesses and protect themselves accordingly. They go out to eat in the early morning when most other animals are a sleep and they sleep in trees at night when there enemies are awake. Pretty smart, huh? We all have weaknesses in our business. Things that we don’t do well or we just don’t really like to do. So instead on focusing all your time and energy trying to make your weaknesses stronger, why don’t you work your strengths, get results and pay someone to do the things you can’t. Instead of being frustrated you will feel liberated.
So there you have it. Probably never would of thought that you have something in common with turkeys did you?

Now I have something special to share with you. I have been working on a couple of projects that are going to help you keep your business organized over the next three months. I have created two planners. One for Network Marketers and one for Direct Sellers. Each one has:

* Monthly Goals
*Week At A Glance
* Daily To Do Lists
* Your Word Colouring Sheet
* Your Earning Goals

The Network Marketer one has 50 Lead Tracker Sheets to build your team.
The Direct Seller one has 50 Customer Tracking Sheets to build your sales.

Right now they are $29.95 USD each. I will be raising the price to $34.95. So you want to get them now. I always love to reward my regular readers with good savings. So click the picture of the one you want and start getting your business organized.

Network Marketing Planner

 

Direct Sales Planner

To being a successful MLM Turkey,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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In the last blog post, we talked about finding time for you business and where the time wasters are? So how much time did you get?

It’s amazing how much time we have in a day when we get rid of the distractions. So now that you have found all this extra time what do you do with it? How do you make the most of the time that you have?

It is like a marriage; you only have a certain amount of time with your spouse each day, and you can use it up with things that destroy the marriage or build it. There are many activities that you can do that will get you nowhere in your business, but will keep you busy. You know what they are.

Then there are the activities that build your business and bring in results. The funny thing is, the activities that bring you success, no one wants to do. They either find them boring, or they are afraid to do them, so they keep themselves ‘looking busy’ while achieving nothing.

The 3 Success Habits in Network Marketing Tweet This

So what are the three things you can do in your business to bring about success?

1. Prospecting

2. Recruiting

3. Sales

Let’s look at each one of them. The first is prospecting for customers and recruits. This should be your primary activity in your business especially if it is small. The bulk of your time should be practicing how to get good at it. “But there are so many other things I need to learn how to do, such as…”

If you can’t prospect you do not have a business, period. The other things you will learn as you go. Find a way to prospect that works for you. You can prospect online, locally or through advertising. Learn about each one, try each one and find the one that gets you results. If you need ideas on what to try, you can check out my book on Amazon, Network Marketing Recruiting: 50 Fun Low Cost Ways To Find New Recruits and Customers.

The second activity you need to focus on is converting those prospects into recruits. Most people have a mental block, they think that this is hard to do, when in reality it isn’t. The thing you need to know is that there are people who will say no and people who will say yes if you give them the opportunity. Once you practice and get good at it, you can get as many as 1 in 7 say yes.

The best way to learn is to find someone in your company who is good at converting people and hang around with them and ask them questions, watch what they do. Pay them if you have to, it will be worth every cent and then just do what they do.

The third activity is to convert prospects to customers and bringing in consistent sales. Of the three, this is the easiest one to do. The main thing with clients is providing excellent, consistent service and you will have sales.

If you want to learn how to sell over $10,000 a year or any amount, then check out my book on Amazon on successful selling.

Figuring out the activities that produce results and then doing them consistently over a period of time, will bring you the financial freedom you want. It’s not magic, it won’t just fall into your lap, it takes work and lots of it, BUT if you pay the price the results will be worth it as you live the life you have dreamt about.

In the next blog post, we are going to talk about something that will increase your results exponentially, but is never talked about.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

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One thing I have learned with being married for 25 years, you need to have priorities in your life and my marriage is one of them. It takes time, effort and sacrifice to build a marriage that lasts. It is the same in your business.

How high of a priority is your business in your life? Do you book it like you would a job? Do you treat it like you would if you had a boss over you that could fire you?

If you want to build a business that gives you the financial success that you want, then you must be willing to pay the price for it.

I know that it can be hard when you work from home. There are so many distractions that can get in your way, so many things tempting you away from the things that bring true success.

The reality is that you do have enough time for your business, even part time, if you only work on the things that will produce results. We all have time wasters, things we do that take up long periods of time and give you nothing in return.

Want to figure out where you are wasting time? Tweet This

Then take this challenge. For the next 3 days, I want you to log everything you do in a day and how long you took doing it. After you have done that I want you to add up all the time you spent where you produced no results.

Now if you are a Mom with small children, then taking care of them is a big result and not a time waster.

Not sure what a time waster is? Check out my list and add them up?

-TV

-Social Media (not including posting for business or direct prospecting)

-Games (on your computer, online or on your phone)

-You Tube

– Reading (non business related books)

-Personal grooming (Anything over 1/2 hour a day, add to time wasters)

-Window Shopping

How many hours over the three days did you spend? Was it minutes or hours? Once you get into hours, you now know where the time is to build your business properly.

It is a matter of deciding what you want more, you time wasters or success. Truly successful people, know how to prioritize their time and only do what is need to get them where they want to be.

In the next blog post, we are going to look at what are the most important activities in your business that will get you the results that you want.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

P.S. Coming soon is my book on 31 Productivity Hacks For the Women Entrepreneur is coming out soon with more great ideas on how to get more done in less time!

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