Wow, member of the month for MLSP! I’ve been thinking for a while about someday having that honor, and now that it has happened, I am totally humbled and grateful! MLSP has had a huge impact on the success of my business over the years.
Over 13 years ago I first joined the network marketing industry and home business space. I was an introverted video game nerd working in retail and fast food at the time. I was definitely excited when I first started and was ready to set the world on fire. However, I think I did what most people end up doing when they first join the industry…fail miserably.
Given my lack of credibility and marketing skills, I completely screwed it up. I said all the wrong things, told people things like they should quit their jobs and come work for me, they would be millionaires in no time…basically everything you shouldn’t do.
Needless to say I only ended up getting two customers my first two years in the industry…not a rockstar by any means. Thankfully after a few years in the industry I was able to lock arms with some mentors who taught me the skills of things like prospecting, recruiting, sales, talking to a human, etc.
I had some success, but never at the levels I had hoped. Flash forward after about 7 years in the industry I started a new business, and while I followed the traditional methods of things like talk to your friends and family, and people you know, I never wanted to dictate my success on whether they joined my business or not.
By that point I had completely gone through my “warm market” and was back cold prospecting. While that method does certainly work, it takes a lot of effort and I knew I didn’t want to have to do that forever.
This had me looking for another way, and that’s when I stumbled upon MLSP just over 4 years ago. The first few years in MLSP, I didn’t do much with it, just plugged into the trainings and kept learning and developing my skills.
During that time I’ve really found that there are 3 main ways to create wealth: money at work, people at work, and systems at work.
Me, like many others who join the industry, didn’t have money to put to work when I first started. That was the whole reason I wanted to build a home business in the first place. It also attracted me to network marketing where I could build a team of people and utilize the wealth building principle of people at work.
Unfortunately, that is not an overnight process in network marketing. It takes time to find the right people. Those who want it, those who are teachable and coachable, and those who take the action to back up their desires. Developing them into independent leaders also takes time.
At the same time I always found that any time I wanted to hit a new rank, or win a contest, it always fell on my shoulders to get back into the field and start recruiting and selling. This is when I started to realize I didn’t really have much leverage on the recruiting side of things and always felt like I had run out of people to talk to.
By then I started to generate my first few leads with MLSP, and realized I needed the 3rd key for wealth building. A system at work, and that was exactly what MLSP was. A system where I could create content and put tools in place that could work for me 24/7 to bring in quality leads for my business.
The biggest thing I noticed that separates MLSP from everything else out there is it isn’t just tools. There is community, training, support as well as the tools you need to succeed. You can get tools anywhere, but if you don’t have the training and support to learn what you are doing, it doesn’t matter.
That’s what made the difference for me and why I continue to use and promote MLSP to others. With what I’ve learned through this system I’ve been able to generate thousands of leads, build an audience on many social media platforms, and help myself and many other business owners achieve success with online marketing.
Being on the leaderboards and having this chance to be honored as the MLSP member of the month is just a testament to how great the system we have in place with MLSP is. I am just a product of the system that is available to anyone and it works when you work it.
Most of all I want to stress that if an introverted video game nerd, with no influence, who failed miserably in the beginning can create success with this system, you can too!