James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Power of the Mastermind
Anyone who has had experience of building a business in network marketing knows how difficult it is. Your sponsor, even with the best will in the world, is too preoccupied with building his own business that the amount of help and support he can give is limited. Usually, the support given is old school and you are advised to use it to keep on contacting the people you know until you run out of candidates and then have to advertise to get contacts to cold-call. You phone a relative or friend to tell him or her that you have come across a very interesting way of making money, that you cannot explain it on the phone, but could you pop around for 30 minutes or so to show it. If successful, you explain your new way to financial freedom using set presentation pitches prepared by your upline distributors. Usually, the person you’re approaching has no experience of network marketing, so at the outset, you have two obstacles to overcome, namely, explaining the concept and convincing them that your business is the one they should join. By using such an approach to prospects, you are coming from a weak position. You have absolutely no power because the relative or friend sees you as a salesperson and news of your approaches can spread quickly, making it very likely you will face more rejection in the future.
Hill says that you will need the power of “organised effort sufficient to transmute desire into its monetary equivalent”. That can only be acquired “through the co-ordination of effort of two or more people who work toward a definite end in a spirit of harmony.” You must choose your mastermind wisely, and it should have people who have been successful in your chosen type of business. The group of people you choose must be willing to lend you their wholehearted support and you must be teachable and willing to accept their help in drafting plans and be prepared to implement them. All of these qualities we have here at Mentoring for Free.
In addition, this mastermind has a successful self-development program that will help you become the person people will want to join, as customers or as distributors. There is a successful system available to help you attract customers and distributors who are familiar with network marketing and want to be part of it. The approach is a helping not a sales one, that is, to help people who are searching for a company or are already in one and need help to make a success of it.
Hill says that the benefits of the mastermind are that “the increased energy created through that alliance becomes available to every individual brain in the group” and, the members of the group “place themselves in position through that alliance to absorb power directly from the great universal storehouse of Infinite Intelligence.”
Regards and best wishes to all.
James Lombard, Dublin, Ireland.