The above video is an interview in a behind the scenes event with David Sprague and John Di Lemme. I discovered John a few years back and what a tremendous story this man has! You wouldn’t think that he had struggled with stuttering as he was growing up. His teachings in his book, Champions are Born and Losers are Made will give you a whole new outlook on life! I am a champion if I get myself out of the way and quit looking at my failures as a negative instead of a stepping stone to success.
Those who truly get ahead are those who are not afraid to make those mistakes along the way. As a recovering alcoholic, I had to learn that looking at that rear view mirror, I will never get better. Yes, I can’t forget who I have hurt along the way. I have amends to make to several people during my seventeen years of drinking. What is my “why” to stay sober?
Sometimes, I wonder that as well. I feel at times, that I am too old to start a new path. I had to go back to some of my original dreams that I had developed while trying the various network marketing businesses. What is it that I truly want to gain from life today? Will God even accept me for what I have done and help me along my journey in recovery and working a networking business again?
As most of you know, that in any business it takes a whole lot of time and money before you even see the fruits of your labor. In a sense, we are truly working for free because we don’t make anything unless we make a sale. More so in network marketing until you get smart and want to build a team to help you along the way. Although, depending on the business, some people just focus on the sale and not developing a team of associates. As some of you remember from our good friend, Hunter Gray, the business is about recruiting and developing leaders who just happen to sell a few products along the way.
So what do you do if your part of the “NFL club? You meet new people and learn how to market online. You change your philosophies and start investing on yourself as Jim Rohn tells us, “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. Wages make you a living while profits will make you a fortune.”
Network marketing is a part time business when you first get started. Most of us always want the overnight success, but it doesn’t work that way. It takes time. How much time? As long as it takes for you to read the books that you need in order to become that successful person. So what happens when we are constantly told that we can’t accomplish our new dreams?
Wipe the dust off and continue on your path. As I am reminded in Genesis 39:21-22 stay committed no matter the circumstance. Today my why is not only to get out of debt but to help others to get out of their own depression and fear of being accepted for the person that they are becoming. We all have a past, but our past doesn’t determine our future as Mr. Les Brown points out. Are you ready to become a Champion in your business? I will leave you with a link to John’s website for you to find out more information. Make use of all the free resources that you can until you can afford it! http://www.lifestylefreedomclub.com/
To your Success,
Well its day three of my new blog and yet its almost midnight, and I have yet to write for today. It has actually been fairly busy. My nieces are in town, and I had decided to actually spend some time with them today. Our neighbor’s kids were also over so we had two boys and two girls ranging from 10 to 13. It was all about the Wii for these children.
We had decided to play the Dance game. It was entertaining to see the different styles and techniques. How is one more limber than the other? Yet it was all in fun. As they were getting ready to leave for lunch with Grandpa, the Tuesday ritual is Taco Tuesday. I thought I would have time to get to work with the kids gone. I was mistaken. Good ole Mother, decided that it was time that I actually participated in dancing to these pre selected tunes on the game. My goodness, I hadn’t danced in over a year since I stopped going out to clubs and drinking! I can’t do this sober! And yet, why is that as children, we can accomplish anything? So I gave in to peer pressure and proceeded to dance and made a fool of myself. It was a round of five dances with one bonus. My mother one of course! I was dead tired by the end of the fifth dance! If it wasn’t for the bonus, it would have been a tie. Now what’s my point?
As leaders we get so bogged down with always having to be on the run that we forget to take the time to spend with our children. I missed out on my nephew’s life growing up. He just turned 18 and well is now considered a young adult. Where the heck does that time go? In time, I might be able to repair that broken relationship. However, I still have today to work on my relationship with my two nieces. I know we all want to leave a legacy for our family which is why we continue to work so hard. However, it just means we have to prioritize and have better time management. As stated in my first post, keep God first, family second and work third. As long we keep things in that order, then there truly is no need to be breaking our backs trying to beat deadlines. So remember to take some time out to let that inner child out to play and have fun!
Until next time, I will leave you with this song as this was one of the five dances we did this morning. If you haven’t played the Wii Dance, check it out. It’s actually harder than it sounds!
After a long hiatus, I have decided to come back with a new attitude and with a vengeance. I had started a blog a few years ago but then I became a salaried manager for a 24 hour gas station. Well needless to stay, I became too tired to do any type of blogging. I have always been aware of the network marketing industry but only recently have found something that will definitely add to my primary business. As most of you know, sometimes we have to go searching for coaches who are in the industry who might not even be part of our business. This is a business where yes, you are in business for yourself, but you truly never have to do this alone if you find the right people out there. Never be afraid to start investing time into learning and researching other people.
I recently came into contact with a young man, who is passionate about what he does and he has helped me get back on track after taking an hour and fifteen minutes out of his own time while he was on vacation with his family! Now, how many of our own “bosses” today will do that for you if there is something that you don’t understand at your job? Heck in five minutes, he even gave me a power point presentation as to what my schedule should be as a daily routine from this point forward. Now I don’t have a webcam as of yet, but he called me on skype and he did all the talking while I did some typing to communicate since I don’t have a mic just yet. Talk about going out of your element! We did our best with what we had to work with! As they say, don’t wait till you have what you need to get started, just get started and run! Now some of you might know of him and some might not, but my new friend Joshua Coffy can be found by going to http://www.joshcoffy.com. Sign up for his free 3 day twitter boot camp and learn how you can develop MASSIVE twitter traffic and turn those leads into sales!
I look forward in continuing my education and helping others who are looking to also grow as leaders in the industry. Remember, marketing is no longer just a belly to belly business. Although, offline marketing is still crucial to making sales, but so is the new technology of the internet. Learn how to build trust with your new friends online. People buy from those that they know, like and TRUST. Quit using the excuse of being part of the NFL club and get out there and do it! Remember you are responsible for your future. Get out of your own way and let God help you and guide you. As long as you do the footwork, God will provide! As I have learned from my Pre Paid Legal family, remember to keep God first, family second and work third.
Let me leave you with this video from one of my mentors, the late Mr. Jim Rohn.