Wouldn’t it be great to have a home business and never have to talk to anyone? How about being able to just sign up, pay whatever it costs to start your business then sit back and watch the money roll in?
Imagine sitting on a beach somewhere in a chaise lounge, drinking Margaritas or whatever your favorite drink may be…or snuggling in a comfy chair in a mountain cabin, sipping wine in front of a fireplace, listening to the warm fire crackling, knowing your checks are being sent directly to your bank and all you have to do is spend the money on whatever your heart desires.
Okay, great fantasy, now let’s get real. There is NO such business. No where, it’s not going to happen. Get over it.
Now here’s the good news. If you start a home business, work smart and use every tool available you may be able to live your dreams. You can be sitting on a beautiful beach or relaxing in a cabin in the woods and have the money from your home business sent directly to your bank.
But first you’ll need to decide to start a business and do whatever it takes to make that business a success. It’s going to take time and effort. Only you can judge for yourself exactly what you’re willing to do to get what you want.
The first and most important thing is people. It takes people to build your business. You need to find those people to make your business grow and help them build businesses of their own.
You don’t want just “any” people. You want people that are motivated. These people are motivated to improve their lives. They want to increase their income and build financial security for themselves and their families. They are people with dreams and goals. Motivated people are probably 20% of the people you’ll meet.
The next type of person you’ll run into is what we call “curious.” They’re curious about the things you tell them and might even be curious about your services or products. Many curious people may end up being customers in your business. Curious people are in the 30% range of folks you encounter along the way.
Next are the ones you need to let go of and allow them to remain where they are in life. Literally 50% of people could care less about changing their lives or growing or changing in any way. They think they’re fine just as they are. More than likely they won’t even listen to what you have to say. For the sake of your sanity and your business, just pass them by. They might buy your products but probably not. One of these days they may decide whatever they’re doing is not working but you don’t have time to wait for them.
FIND THE GOLD NUGGETS
“Eureka, you’ve found them!” When you find someone who is ready, motivated and willing to listen, you’ve found your vein of gold. The person you want is positive, eager to learn and is definitely in the money-making time in their lives.
Think about this. They are waiting for YOU! They are looking for someone who can give them what they want. Instead of wasting your time with the 50% of people that plain don’t care and will test your patience and wear you out….go for the gold and find those that want what you want.
IT’S WHO “THEY” KNOW THAT’S IMPORTANT
In order to maximize your efforts with each new Associate in your business you’re going to have to learn to be a “Gold Miner.”
Great, you have a new recruit! Now get down to business. Who do they know? Who do THEY know, who do THEY know and who do THEY know and on and on. Use the memory jogger that follows this section and go as deep as you can with each new person each new person brings into the business. To find the biggest “Gold Nugget” in the mine you may have to go 2-3 generations deep.
Make it a game to see who strikes gold first. Challenge each and every new person to find the prize before you do. The more you talk to people the more gold nuggets you’ll discover.
Not everyone is going to come into your business and out of the ones that do, many will drop out. That’s just the nature of the beast.
“SOME WILL, SOME WON’T, SO WHAT NEXT?”
That phrase and attitude should be your Mantra, your Battle Cry or whatever you chose to call it. How about “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your Prince….or Princess?” It’s the same thing. It’s just going to take communicating with lots and lots of people to find the group of people that will be your core group of like-minded, money and success motivated Team members.