THE HIGH COST OF BEING AVERAGE (And Your 30 DAY CHALLENGE!)
Being “Average” just doesn’t cut it in the real world. While the focus of this report is on Network Marketing, it really doesn’t matter what category we’re talking about, because being average in just about anything usually equates to failure.
I know that sounds harsh, but hear me out.
Let’s look at online education. More than 90% of students who sign up for an elective course never finish it.
According to the Small Business Administration, only about 40% of all the small businesses in the USA make a profit. That means that 60% do not.
What about real estate sales? According to professional journals, even in today’s hot real estate market, the average agent was responsible for between 4 to 5 home sales last year. This includes both buyer’s and seller’s agents, where they split the sale. That works out to just over one sale every 3 months.
In the United States, about 50% of married couples divorce, the sixth-highest divorce rate in the world. Subsequent marriages have an even higher divorce rate: 60% of second marriages and 73% of all third marriages end in divorce.
Like I said, no matter what category you pick, being average doesn’t usually turn out very well.
Now let’s look at Network Marketing.
While the FTC published a report stating that only about 1% of all reps make money, a more recent and much more thorough report from the AARP showed that 25% of those surveyed were profitable, while 27% broke even. That means that a little less than half lost money.
Of the 25% who were profitable, 3% made $25,000 – $99,999, while just .05% earned $100K or more.
I’m about to give you some “Tough Love”.
Even more importantly, I’m going to give you a simple, solid, practical way for YOU to break free of chains of being “Average” so that you can achieve your goals and live the lifestyle of your dreams.
You want an above average life. You cannot do it with an average effort.
It takes work. It takes effort. It takes dedication. It takes talking to enough of the right people on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. It takes presenting your opportunity far more often than you’re doing it now.
Here’s what I know.
Back before all the lockdowns and restrictions, I used to travel all over the world teaching people effective techniques for recruiting and building successful downline teams.
I discovered something truly eye-opening about the people who sat in my audiences. The average rep in those rooms did only about one (1) presentation to a prospect per month.
One per month!?! And each of those reps were people who were motivated and serious enough about their business to attend my events.
Imagine all those who didn’t come to my training. What do you think their numbers are like?
The obvious point being that you simply cannot build financial freedom with so little effort as that.
One great thing about Network Marketing.
There are significant advantages available to you in our profession. One of them being the low cost of entry. You can start your business with a very small capital outlay, typically only a few hundred dollars and frequently less than a thousand.
The upside potential is very high. Top earners in our profession are able to earn more in a month than most people do in an entire year.
Compare that to starting any sort of traditional business. It’s easy to understand how it can cost many tens of thousands of dollars, or even $100K or more, when you factor in these common startup costs – Office space – Equipment and supplies – Communications – Utilities – Licenses and permits – Insurance – Lawyer and accountant – Inventory – Employee salaries – Advertising and marketing – Market research – Printed marketing materials – Making a website. And of course any specialty items that may pertain to your specific industry.
Additionally, some of the greatest benefits of being in a good network marketing company are that you are provided with many forms of training and support. There are no quotas. There is no external pressure from a ‘boss’.
However, in exchange for all of those advantages, you must be the one providing your own motivation. You must have the drive and the grit to go to work, even when you don’t feel like it.
You are the one who sets the pace for your own level of activity.
It comes down to having to make up for the very low cost of entry with your own hard work, sweat equity, and relentless determination.
You have to do what needs to be done when no one is watching. You have to make yourself go to work when nobody’s supervising you. You have to do it when there’s not anyone holding you to a quota or demanding anything from you. That’s the trade-off.
Let’s make this personal.
I want you to be honest, not with me, but with yourself.
How many business presentations per month are you doing now?
I want you to include everything. Include your online/screen sharing presentations, any live face-to-face presentations, reviewing company overview videos with your prospects after they’ve watched them, any 3-Way Calls you may have done, and so on.
What’s your total number for the past month? What about for the past 3 months?
Be honest. Is that kind of effort in alignment with your dreams of achieving financial freedom? Is that level of work ethic going to get you where you said you wanted to be?
If not, here’s how to change it.
Take this 30 DAY CHALLENGE!
The whole purpose of this message is to challenge YOU… and every single member of your team to go beyond being merely “Average”.
The reality is that most people don’t have the self-discipline or the vision to go that extra mile and truly push themselves hard over a long period of time.
But, EVERYONE and ANYONE (yes… including YOU) can push themselves for a short period of time.
Here’s the challenge.
Commit to doing one presentation a day to a new prospect for the next 30 days: 30 presentations in 30 days.
It doesn’t matter what form that presentation takes. You can include one or all the different ways we talked about earlier: online screen sharing, reviewing company overview videos together, face-to-face, or getting your prospect on a webinar. Whatever. You decide.
But, DO the challenge. Present 30 prospects in the next 30 days. Make the commitment and follow through.
That’s step number one.
Here’s step two. See how many people on your team you can get to also take this 30 DAY CHALLENGE.
Imagine the results. If you have 5 people do the challenge with you, that’s a total of 150 new prospects who have been presented, plus the 30 you did. That makes a total of 180 prospects who have seen a full presentation in just the next 30 days. With a typical closing ratio of
20%, that works out to 36 new reps added to your team, with 6 of them being personally sponsored by you.
Just think of what that would do for your finances. What would it mean to your attitude and the belief you have in your ability to actually make your dreams become a reality? Imagine the impact it will have on those who did the challenge with you.
Can you see the tremendous benefits possible for you with this one simple 30 DAY CHALLENGE?
Suppose you already have a big team and you need to do something to light them on fire.
Imagine having 100 of your downline reps follow you in taking this challenge. 100 reps X 30 presentations = 3,000 prospects being presented. With a 20% closing ratio that’s 600 new team members joining.
We’re talking about record-breaking growth for you here.
No distractions allowed.
Don’t look left. Don’t look right. Look in the mirror.
Make the commitment. Don’t make excuses.
If nobody on your team joins you in the challenge… so what. Show ‘em!
That’s right! Lead by your own good example and SHOW ‘EM what you’re made of. Believe me, they’ll listen when you speak after that. Many will follow in your footsteps because you’ve proven what can be done.
This is the way to start and keep momentum. You create and build genuine excitement instead of hype. You produce real results.
These presentations don’t have to be just for the business either. They can be for your prospects to become customers.
It doesn’t matter whether your presentations are to business builders or to retail customers. What does matter is that you commit to, and follow through with doing 30 presentations in the next 30 days.
Focus on the next 30 days. Think of nothing else. Do whatever it takes. Don’t quit on yourself. Stay determined. If you miss a day, so what, keep going. No excuses. Find a way.
Are you up to the challenge?
Can I challenge you to be above average? Can I challenge you to be extraordinary? Can I challenge you to be uncommon? Can I challenge you to be special? Can I challenge you to be a self-determined driver? Can I challenge you to do something you said you were going to do even if three days from now you don’t feel like it anymore?
If your answer is “Yes”, then here’s what I would like you to do.
In the space below this report, if you’re up for it and want to accept the challenge say “I’M IN. I will do 30 presentations in the next 30 days.”
Afterwards, come back and deliver your results. Let us know how you did.
Put yourself on the line. Do it publicly. Tell the world you’re going to do it and that you are up for the challenge.
Leaders in life, entrepreneurs, top network marketing earners all employ these 3 steps: 1. They say “YES” 2. They declare their intentions 3. They figure it out
Don’t worry about HOW you’re going to do those presentations. You’ll figure it out over the next 30 days.
First, decide that you’re going to do it. Say “Yes”. Stop being average. Walk away from being ordinary and decide to be extraordinary, because you deserve it.
For those ready to accept this challenge, know this.
In just 30 days your life is going to be completely different.
Your fears are going to be squashed. Your eyes will be opened up. Your vision will be clearer and more vivid than you now imagine. Your future will look brighter than it has ever looked before.
That’s because you overcame your self-imposed limits. You challenged yourself to become greater. You have a new, better, more realistic sense of self-confidence because of the obstacles you faced and dealt with.
For those of you not willing to accept this challenge.
It’s OK. This is not for everybody. It is for those who have made up their minds they no longer want to be average.
If you’re not willing to accept the challenge, be honest with yourself. Think about WHY that is.
Whatever your decision, if this is not for you, it’s not that big of a deal. After all, it’s really not that huge of a challenge.
Think about it. Talking to just one person a day on average, over the course the next 30 days? It’s not really all that extraordinary, dramatic, or unbelievable.
But, if you’re not willing to do it, I want you to examine what you are willing to do. Because behind that answer is the key to breaking free from what holds you back now.
Here’s what’s next.
I hope you accept this challenge. Truly, I do.
It will bestow prosperity and good fortune upon you that is far beyond what you now imagine.
My wish for you is that you decide to become extraordinary and follow through with it.
Please be sure to leave your comments below. I’m looking forward to reading them.
I wish you great success with your 30 DAY CHALLENGE!