I just have to start out by sharing my enormous gratitude for Norbert, Brian, and Todd for their vision in creating the MLSP system and community. My life and my business have been forever changed thanks to MLSP.
My name is Amy Starr Allen and I’ve been in the Network Marketing industry (with the same company) for almost 9 years. I had built my way to a leadership position within my company by doing all of the ‘grass roots’ strategies like talking to my friends and family, cold calling realtors, and driving all over creation to ‘show the plan’ in coffee shops with a flip-chart before we even had online presentations (yes, I realize I’m dating myself here).
Eventually I realized that I wanted to learn internet marketing and I began flying all over the country, staying at hotels, and leaving my family to soak up as much knowledge as I possibly could about how to market a business on the internet. I also invested thousands of dollars in all sorts of courses and books and was basically fumbling my way around on my own completely committed to figuring it all out.
One of the biggest hurdles I was coming up against was that, as I was bringing new people onto my team, they were all wanting to know everything that I knew about the internet and I did not have a simple way to teach them. Also, being a single mom (of 2 little girls ages 6 and 3), my schedule is extremely full, so I was wanting a way to leverage my time even more.
When I found MLSP a little over a year ago, everything changed for me. It was so refreshing to find a system where not only could I get all of the training I needed to grow my business and to stay on the cutting edge of technology, but I could also plug my team into the system as well to help them get all of the training they needed. Since joining MLSP I have learned a TON of techniques and strategies that I didn’t even know existed, and I have LOVED getting to meet and rub shoulders with so many other leaders in the industry.
One of my biggest breakthroughs came at the Live the Dream Event last year at a session about becoming a published author. I had a book that I had been wanting to write for years and this session helped me to see that it was time to just do it.
One year later, I became a published author. As a matter of fact, the publisher called me to let me know that the first copy of my book, MLM for MOM- Why Network Marketing is a Natural Fit for Mothers, would be overnighted to my hotel in Orlando at the Live the Dream II event so that I could have it in my hands while I was there.
As I rode the shuttle through the Walt Disney World gates on the way to the hotel for the Live the Dream II event and read the words, “Where Dreams Come True” on the gate, I had tears streaming down my face as I realized that one of my dreams just came true. My new book would be in my hands the next morning at the hotel, and I would get to celebrate that victory at the event that caused this momentum one year prior. (I gave Norbert a big hug when I saw him and thanked him for helping make this dream a reality for me).
One of the other major things that has happened in the last year thanks to MLSP is that I have, in many ways, technologically ‘outgrown’ my primary company. Since this is a struggle that I’m sure others have faced or will face at some point, I just wanted to touch on it.
I absolutely LOVE my company (and as I mentioned earlier, it’s been my home for almost 9 years). However, as I get more clear about my true passion (internet marketing) and the way I want to build my business, I’m starting to consider other opportunities (and other mentors) to add to my platform. As I go through this process, I am so grateful to be a part of this incredible community and to know and have access to so many different leaders as I consider what’s next for me.
To sum it all up, all I can really say is that I’m not the same person I was a year ago before finding MLSP. This system and this community have opened my eyes to leaders and strategies that I didn’t even know existed before, and it has all helped to take my business to a whole new level. I am committed to becoming a top leader in this industry and, thanks to MLSP, I’m on my way.
Amy Starr Allen