You mean to tell me that Rachael Ray can teach me MLM? The Food Network's Rachael Ray isn't doing MLM training, but if you know her success story you'll quickly realize that she can teach us all how to become more successful network marketers.
Success doesn't happen overnight.
Rachael Ray had been in the kitchen for more than 25 years before she convinced a publisher to meet with her. All she asked for was help. She was smart enough to know that she didn't have a lot of leverage, but she knew that her idea was a good one.
When we start our MLM business we don't have any leverage either, but we fail to realize that by asking for help, we may be speaking to somebody who does a lot more than just help us. It's doubtful that if she had made the pitch over the phone that she would have ever been published. Whenever you can meet face to face, do it and don't pitch your MLM business over the phone.
Enthusiasm pays off.
It's amazing how many people act so bored with their MLM opportunity. We can't help it that we've always been enthusiastic; to us it just seems a lot more enjoyable being excited than being bored. It's an undeniable fact that you'll attract a lot more people if you're fired up all the time instead of being MR. or MRS. doom and gloom.
Rachael Ray is about as enthusiastic as anybody you'll ever meet, and yes, amazingly enough it annoys some people, but her enthusiasm is powerful and magnetic. Are you powerful and magnetic?
Being enthusiastic doesn't cost you a dime, but it can make you a fortune!
You don't have to be anything other than yourself.
So many people think that they have to be somebody they aren't to be successful in MLM, but you don't. Make sure you understand exactly what we're saying... you can be you!
It's important to understand that this doesn't mean that you shouldn't work on improving your skills, and becoming a better you, than you are right now. However, you don't have to be a great public speaker or the greatest recruiter in the world.
You don't have to give up your principles and be a snake oil salesman either. You can be tremendously successful in MLM and still be a person of integrity. In fact, you should never sacrifice your principles trying to become successful. Be honest and be real.
You've just got to do, what you've got to do!
When Rachael was struggling she did whatever it took to become successful. When you want what you've never had, you must be willing to do what you've never done!
Did you know that at one point in her life she was doing cooking presentations in grocery stores? So, how does that relate to your MLM business? Do you wear a button or put out flyers?
People fail in MLM every day because some things are "beneath" them. When you really want to be successful, you'll do things you never thought you'd do, but where's the shame in that?
Do you think Rachael Ray regrets doing cooking demonstrations in grocery stores?
Love what you do and you can live a tremendous life.
Watch 30 minute meals one time and ask yourself, does she look like she's having fun? She loves every minute of it!
You may not love the very beginning of your MLM business. Sure it's hard and you're probably clueless, but who cares? Are your goals big enough to keep you from quitting?
Every now and then we think about the struggle to be successful in MLM. It seemed awful back then, but now that we make enough money to do what we want every day of our lives it sure was worth it!
Learn to love the process of prospecting. Enjoy what you're doing and don't let the turkeys get you down. Send 'em a postcard when you take your dream vacation. Lighten up, MLM isn't brain surgery!
Don't worry about your critics.
Personally, I think Rachael Ray is awesome, but much to my surprise, some people can't stand her. There's a website where people complain about how she looks, what she says and they actually complain that's she's too energetic!
Then there are the people who are angry because she's not a real Chef. Does any of that sound familiar? Do people question your credentials? "I don't know why Bob's trying to teach people how to make money he's been broke all of his life." Do what Rachael does, ignore them. She says they have a right to their opinion.
We never thought of it that way before. People actually have a right to lead boring miserable lives, and if that's what they want we should ignore them just like Rachael does.
Some of your strongest critics will probably be your family members. It may not be that way for you, but it sure is for a lot of people. When you become successful you can count on one thing, when they need money, your family members will come knocking on your door!
Rachael Ray may not be at your next meeting doing MLM training for your company, but she can teach all of us a few lessons on what it takes to become successful.