The Secret.. is you.

Kung Fu Panda is one of my kids’ favourite movies and as far as I am concerned they can watch it all they want. I have personally found that there are some great take-aways and lessons from this movie – reminders that I use in my business, specifically in the area of personal responsibility and looking inside yourself. 

Often times in business and in life, when things don’t quite go our way, when we are “stuck” or looking for a solution to take us to the next level, we tend to look for those solutions outside of ourselves. We tend to go from training to training, coach to coach, opportunity to opportunity looking for the “secret’ that will change everything.

I love the scene in Kung fu Panda where Po after earning the right to the Secret Scroll that is supposed to contain the “secret” to limitless power feels defeated as the scroll in fact contained “nothing”. His “father” sees his pain and decides to tell him about the Secret Ingredient to his secret ingredient soup – nothing! He further explains that in order for something to be special, you need to believe it is special. Po re-opens the scroll with his reflection staring back at him.

There is no secret ingredient. I remind myself this all the time. Everything you search for is within you. Reach inside, don’t give up, be consistent in your efforts. The power is in you.

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Lacking Confidence in your business?

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” 

― Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

I had a discussion today with a colleague which inspired me to write this post. It’s an all too familiar topic that keeps coming up and can be paralyzing if we let it be. We have all been there at one time or another, unable to make the sale, confront a difficult client or negotiate a deal. Perhaps   we second guess our decisions so much that it prevents us from making the decisions that can propel us forward. Bottom line is that what you are doing when you lack confidence to move forward is giving power to your fears.

Along those lines, I am a believer that confidence is a choice.

Eleanor Roosevelt also once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” 

My best tip for dealing with fear and confidence issues is to face that which you fear. If it is public speaking, get in front of an audience. If it’s cold calling, pick up the phone. If it is an overbearing boss, speak up. When we do that which we fear, it gets easier until we don’t fear it any more. We gain confidence. None of us were born on stage but we all have it in us to be on stage, if that’s what we want.

And when it is really tough to take the first step and try…

Do some soul searching,  get some help, deal with the past, get a coach, or talk to a friend. Just don’t ignore it because you will get stuck (trust me, I’ve been there) and stuck will keep you right where you are spinning your wheels.

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Blogging · EN_MIGRATE · List Building and Email Marketing

Why Many Network Marketers Fail…

Now, before I dive into this, let me say that I am not against Network Marketing. Quite the contrary, I think that Direct Sales and  Network Marketing are an extremely lucrative means of ordinary people achieving extraordinary results and success. 

Why then do so many of them fail or give up?

Aside from the belief that this is “easy street” and overnight riches, (which it clearly is not, no matter how great your product is) I think people are sometimes given the wrong tools and given a false sense of what their ‘warm’ market can do.

They are told to make a list of friends and family and start recruiting. Many of them are sold on the idea that if they just get two and they get two and so on and so on.. the residuals will just start pouring in …and this is so far from the truth.

Truth is, this is not a sustainable model for a variety of reasons. 

First off, friends and family are not necessarily your target market and won’t duplicate what you are doing.  Yes, I “get” that you shouldn’t prequalify your prospective team members  and that “ you never know” who might be a great leader in your organization but targeting your family and friends and expecting them to duplicate is hit and miss and you are limiting yourself and setting yourself up for failure. 

That’s where leveraging the internet comes in and came make the world of difference. Leverage the internet, brand yourself and be the hunted rather than the hunter, hunted by tons of like minded individuals searching for what you have to offer because they are attracted by you, your story and what you have to offer. 

Having  a system market for  you 24/7 is key so you don’t run out of leads and prospects . The internet never turns off. 

I do it by blogging.  Add Social Media, and provide value that people are looking for and you can create an endless stream of customers for any business.

Now keep in mind, the internet is not meant to replace what you are currently doing but add to it. If meetings and one-on-one interaction is working and helping you build your business, I encourage you to continue but if you have a way of reaching a limitless amount of people who are actually interested in what you have to offer  and able to have  your offer in front of them even while you sleep, I think it is worth your while to explore it as well.  Add to that, a very duplicable model, where your new team is able to follow in your steps, brand themselves and attract like-minded individuals into their organization and you have created something phenomenal. 

To Your Success,


P.S Here’s the blogging system I use and the tools and training I have access to for leveraging the internet in my businesses. 

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