Apr 19

Are You Bigger Than Your Problems?

Do you feel you can’t reach your goals, build your business, or take the action steps necessary to win, if you do ,you need to ask yourself are you bigger than your problems?

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I don’t care how successful you get you still have problems

If you think once you are successful or start to get results in your business you won’t have problems, I’m sorry to tell you, but you are in for a rude awakening. If anything you actually have more problems the more successful you become.

As your business and team grows your problems will increase, but the good thing is they will be different kinds of problems. A lot of you are dying to have the problems million dollar earners do in their businesses.

Like how do you prioritize your time with your team members, how are you going to pay the higher taxes, how can you help your new leaders reach their goals, the list goes on and on.

Just because you aren’t struggling financially, doesn’t mean you won’t have a new set of problems as you grow into a better leader.

The question really becomes are you going to decide to be bigger than your current problems or are you just going to settle for a mediocre life.

I hate when people assume that when you have created results that you some how got there easy

Here’s the thing, everyone had problems and obstacles getting to the point of success they are at now. Just because they didn’t have the exact same problems and obstacles you have, doesn’t mean you can’t be successful or they some how had it easy.

It doesn’t matter what your goals are or what you are trying to achieve you will have challenges to overcome. In my case when I started in the home business industry I was incredibly shy and introverted.

At this point I had the choice to cower back and be smaller than my problems and tell everyone that I couldn’t be successful or I didn’t deserve to be successful because I was introverted and shy…Or I could choose that I would be bigger than my problems and develop that skill and work on myself until I wasn’t getting success because I was shy and introverted.

I used to be an introverted video game nerd when I started, now I’m just a video game nerd. :p

You get to choose whether you are bigger than your problems. Again most of you probably aren’t shy or introverted like I was, but you probably have some other challenges you will face in your journey.

The thing that separates leaders from the people who create big success and reach their dreams is that leaders choose to accept that whatever challenges they face in the beginning, is just a place to come from, and not a place they are going to stay.

I know you can be successful and reach your dreams and build the business you want, it just takes time, action, and the decision to be bigger than your current problems.

Everyone has tests while they are growing and developing as a leader and striving for their goals. However, it’s your choice to decide whether it is going to remain a test you fail and can’t pass, or if it will become your testimony that inspires thousands to their greatness in the future.

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Apr 15

How To Increase Sales By Using Educational Selling

A lot of people struggle with sales and they come off as being a pushy salesman, but one of the best ways to avoid this and how to increase sales is through educational selling.

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Why Educational Selling Is A Great Strategy On How To Increase Sales

All too often people give the impression of being a pushy salesman because they focus only on the features of the products they are promoting and never touch on the benefits their prospects will receive and what’s in it for them.

When your primary focus is on how great and amazing your products you have are, rather than putting your prospects needs and wants first it will cost you sales. This is where educational selling comes in as an effective way how to increase sales.

Leading with educational selling does a few things. One it can help to position you as an expert in your field. People want to do business with people who know what they are doing.

Imagine you were looking to hire a doctor for a specific surgery you needed to have done that was a life or death scenario. You had two doctors to choose from.

Would you pick the doctor who barely passed medical school, never studied, and didn’t have much experience performing that surgery, or would you hire the doctor who went to every class, studied hard, graduated top of their class, and had successfully performed that surgery several times?

Obviously you would choose the higher performing doctor that was an expert to do your life or death surgery. Of course the stakes aren’t as high when you are selling, but it’s the same concept as why you should lead with educational selling if you want to increase sales in your business.

People want to work with an expert who knows what they are doing.

Educational selling can increase sales because you are focused on your prospects needs and wants not your own

As stated above when you focus on features of your products and services you will sell less than when you are focused on showing your potential customer how what you are selling will specifically benefit them.

Let’s say you marketed nutritional supplements for example. Instead of talking about your product has xyz ingredient, and 3 exclusive patents and mystery berries from the amazon jungle, focus on how that product helps your prospect.

For example you might use educational selling to explain how xyz ingredient your product has, boosts metabolism, and what that means to your prospect is that they are going to be able to loose those extra 15 pounds and look amazing for their upcoming 25 year high school reunion.

Let’s say you marketed a internet marketing service where you helped people set up a website and capture pages and tools to build a business online. You could go through a process of simply talking about those features, which would be good, but if you wanted to be great, you should focus on educational selling.

This would increase sales because instead of just explaining features you could break down step by step how someone could use those features specifically for their business. Educating them on how to make it work for them and get what they wanted out of it.

This is a great way how to increase sales because you are leading with what’s in it for them, rather than just talking about how awesome the features of your products are.

Overall, focusing on educational selling will help you be less pushy and increase sales because you are positioning yourself as an expert and as a credible source, as well as focusing on your prospects needs and wants and not your own.

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Apr 14

Are You Hiding Behind Your Profile On Social Media?

Unfortunately a lot of people tend to hide behind their social media profiles and they create a fake name or take themselves completely out of their social media presence, this is a quick way to fail online.

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Without you in the mix how do you expect to develop trust and rapport with your audience on social media?

When you hide behind your profile you might be able to generate leads but you probably won’t develop much trust or rapport with your prospects. People do business with those that they know, like, and trust. If you are creating a fake profile or create names like fastcashtoday123 you immediately throw up red flags with your prospects.

People want to do business with people not some random fake profile. Sure you can have a business name if you want, if that’s what you want to be your brand, but you should still put yourself in the mix.

Especially if you are in the home business or network marketing. Think of all the top leaders that you know of in your company and industry. Do they hide behind fake profile names or do they brand themselves and who they are?

Why branding yourself is important when it comes to social media marketing

I hope that you are with your business for the long term and nothing ever happens where it goes out of business, but what if it does? When you brand your company or business and not yourself it could end up hurting you in the long run.

When you brand yourself and develop yourself as a leader it will start to attract people to you instead of having to win them over with your company, products, or service alone.

Obviously you want to work with a good company and promote things of value as well, but a lot of the time people want to work with leaders and having a great company to work with is just an added bonus.

Branding yourself can lead to people reaching out to you to want to work directly with you instead of having to hunt people down. It’s not an overnight strategy but it can definitely be worth the effort to do it.

So stop hiding behind random profiles or making fake accounts to try and get leads and sales and start building your brand and putting out valuable content to start attracting the right people to you.

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Apr 05

Are You Trying To Shortcut The Shortcut In Your Home Business?

A lot of people struggle with having a lottery ticket mentality and they are always looking for shortcuts to build their home business. Here’s the thing, you already are in the “shortcut” to success by building a home business, but there isn’t a shortcut to the shortcut.

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Having a home business isn’t perfect but it is better

Too many times people think that they can just show up and start a home business and success will just magically come to them. They invite a few people to look at their business and when they get a couple no’s they start looking for shortcuts and thinking there must be an easier way.

Here’s the thing, you are in the easier way, but you’ll still have to work for it. Building a successful business takes time energy and sacrifice. It’s just that they payoffs can be much better when you take the time and energy it requires to win with a business.

The real world doesn’t work in instant gratification

Stop looking for the easy way out or for some magic bullet to create instant results. This just isn’t how the world works. We are taught this in our typical 9-5 environment of work for 2 weeks get paid.

Nothing wrong with having a job and building a business or just simply having a job, but it’s not how success is built.

If you treated other things like that people would think you were crazy. Look at farming, if you planted seeds, watered them, and then the next day expected to have full grown crops you would be sadly mistaken.

How about when it comes to getting in shape? Would you sign up for the gym, do one sit up and then look in the mirror the next day and wonder why you didn’t lose 20 pounds or have a six pack yet?

No you wouldn’t, again if you did expect that you might be in for a rude awakening. Things of value take time to build. Sure things can go fast when you are building network marketing or a home business, but they still require work and learning a skill set.

You can’t expect massive results from little to no effort. I don’t care how you build it, offline, online, warm market, cold market, whatever, it still is going to take a season to build.

Sure some ways have more leverage than others, but some ways have other advantages as well. You can’t shortcut the shortcut and try and reinvent the wheel. When you do you won’t get anywhere and are setting up improper expectations for you and your team.

Stick to the proven system and be consistent and continue to work on yourself and your skills and you can eventually reach the top.

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Apr 03

Do You Have An Effective Lead Magnet To Generate Leads For Your Business?

When you lead with value and your lead magnet helps your target market you will start to generate a ton of leads for your business. A lot of the time I find people marketing online are only in pitch mode and don’t lead with value while building their business, which is one thing that keeps people broke.

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What is a lead magnet and how to lead with value

A lead magnet is something of value that your target market needs or wants. For example let’s say that you market nutrition or weight loss. An effective lead magnet would be something like a step by step exercise guide, or 5 foods to eat to boost metabolism, or 4 foods to avoid if you want a 6 pack.

It doesn’t matter what you market or promote, think of what your target market struggles with or needs help and then create something of value that solves that problem.

When you lead with value it makes it so much easier to attract leads to you that are already interested in what you have, as well as will bring a higher quality prospect to you.

Once you have a lead magnet, what you need to do with it to generate leads for your business

Now that you have your lead magnet it is now up to you to use it effectively to start generating leads for your business. The best way to do that is start to promote it on your social media accounts.

This can happen in a lot of different ways. One thing you can do is use it as a call to action at the end of your content. This could be through a P.S. line on your written content or mentioning it at the end of videos, Facebook Live’s, and more.

It would sound something like, “Are you looking for an effective way to lose weight? If so, be sure to check out my free guide on the 5 foods you need to eat to boos your metabolism fast.”

Obviously you can just substitute this format for whatever your business promotes and what your lead magnet is. When you lead with value and have a call to action promoting your lead magnet, you will start to generate leads for your business.

 

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