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Success Means Overcoming Obstacles

success is about overcoming obstaclesHere’s a quiz for you.  What do folk artists, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell, have in common with rock stars Neil Young and Ian Dury, as well as jazz saxophonist, David Sanborn, and classical virtuoso Itzhak Perlman?

Believe it or not, they all were the victims of polio when they were growing up.  If you’re under 30, you may not even know about this disease, but until it was eradicated here in the U S, it was a very debilitating and crippling disease.  Through the efforts of Rotary Clubs worldwide, polio has almost been eliminated in even third world countries.  And India just celebrated its first full year of no new polio cases.

I, myself, have been a member of our Rotary Club since 1975, and a musician as well, so when I came across this article in The Rotarian magazine, it certainly grabbed my interest.  The article detailed how in each case, each of these artists in their own right, battled against the odds and obstacles to attain success in the world of music.  There was talent inside, screaming to get out, and nothing, not even a dreaded disease, was going to stop it from expressing itself.

It brought to mind that as online entrepreneurs, we too, have to have the desire, the fortitude, the stick to-it, the commitment to overcome whatever obstacles stand in the way of our success.

It’s easy when things don’t go our way, to rationalize, or make excuses.  But rationalization and excuses don’t lead to success.

Achieving your business goals can lead to achieving your life’s goals.  No one said that it would be easy, or that there wouldn’t be some obstacles standing in your way.  What they do say, is that overcoming the obstacles will be worth the effort. It matters not how many times you fall. What matters most is the way you get back up!

There’s music to be made out there. Don’t miss your chance to play your song!

Success awaits.

Harvey Mackay: Overcoming Obstacles

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How to Become the Leader You Need to Be

a leader attracts others and points the way

Being a good leader means attracting others and guiding them toward success.

Would you like to be the type of leader that not only other people follow, but are initially attracted to?  If so, in this post, you’ll discover how just one little 5 letter word can be used to provide the inspiration to become, as the US Army slogan says, “all you can be.”  Or at least a better leader than you are today.

WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

John Maxwell writes extensively on leadership, and what he feels are its attributes and principles.  Some time ago, I read an article by him in which he referred to that little 5 letter word, and it has stuck with me.

If I say the word, “ordinary” – what kind of picture does that produce in your mind?

Something that’s OK, or not bad, maybe, but certainly, not very exciting, right?

But what if I say the word, “extraordinary”.  Notice how that changes the picture for you.  That is something you could get excited about, and so could others, especially in terms of leadership.  And the difference is all contained in those 5 little letters.

Become a better leader by concentrating on the "extra" things

Five Letters That Can Make a Difference In Leaders

 

When it comes to leadership, you can move from ordinary to extraordinary by concentrating on the five “extra” letters, and by choosing to do the “extra” things other people choose not to do.  But as John Maxwell tells us, they don’t have to be big things in order to make that difference.

Choosing to do the extra things has the power to transform common, usual, boring, normal, and  average,

into

uncommon, special, amazing, incredible, and above average.

According to John, the difference separating the two is more often exaggerated in our minds, than it is in action or performance.  Sometimes what we think of as a miniscule separation in execution can actually be monumental in term of results.  John uses the example of the elapsed time of an Olympic champion over his nearest competitor to show the difference between wearing the Gold Medal and not.  Can the slightest of margins change your ordinary life to become extraordinary?

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

What are some of the little “extras” that can help you make that change?  How about:

* extra effort – doing more than what’s required.  What are you willing to pay for success?

* extra time – investing your most valuable resource to improve yourself.  What are you willing to give up for success?

* help – seeking the wisdom and counsel of those who have gone before .  What are you willing to learn for success?

One might say, it’s really all about going the “extra mile”, when others don’t or won’t.

Dick and Rick Hoyt – THE EXTRA MILE

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 YOUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU

Putting out a little more effort, investing a little more time, and seeking help when it calls for it, can move you faster on the road to success.   I once heard it said that the distance between ordinary and extraordinary is measured in a tea cup, not a wine barrel.  Following John’s advice can help you become the type of leader you need to be – one that others will respect and follow.

For more wisdom from John, read his book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

To your success!

JACK KOETTING

 

Time for a Reunion?

Reunions are for renewing relationships

A MUSICAL STORY (OF SORTS)

Anyone that has checked out my “About” page, has discovered that I’m a part time musician.  I’ve played piano for over 50 years now, with various bands and combos.  And this past weekend, I rehearsed with a former band that hadn’t played together for over 23 years.

We were surprised at how much we remembered of the songs, and it was great just getting together and playing with each other again.  The reason for the rehearsal?  Our upcoming “Key West” reunion concert this summer.  “The Keys West” was the name of the band.  It was a part time gig for all of us then too, but we were a fairly popular band back then, at least in our local area.

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

So it got me to thinking, that maybe the reunion idea could be applied on a personal level to a network marketing business as well.

How, you might ask?

Well, a reunion implies re-establishing relationships from the past, right?  Time has a way of putting distance between people, especially as direct contact diminishes.  And everybody knows that network marketing is a business of relationships and relationship building.

Even if you’re committed to the new method of building your business mostly online, there are still ways to accomplish this.

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How long has it been since you reached out and actually talked with some of the people a little further downlinein your organization?

No,  I’m not talking about the voicemail blast that you sent out last week.  But actually picking up the phone, and trying to connect again with some of the minor team members in your organization.  Your success depends on the teamwork you develop.

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When you reach out to them, try to determine where they’re at in the life of their business.   What did they want to accomplish, and have they?   Are they still using the products or service?  If they kind of “fell away”, do you know why?    Is there any assistance you can offer that will get them engaged again?

reach out to build relationships

Reach out to build relationships

Just some of the things that you might learn, if you can make the time and effort to reach out again.  They’ll probably appreciate just hearing from you.  And there’s a possibility that it could end up being a win-win.

So with that in mind – is it reunion time for you too?

If you found this information helpful, please comment below, and/or share it with others on Facebook or Twitter.  To work with me in network marketing, check out the banners on the right.

Jack Koetting

 

 

 

Should Your MLM Business Be An LLC?

BUSINESS TYPES

LLC stands for Limited Liability Company, and is one of the options when starting a business.  Another common business type for certain situations is a partnership, for example when both husband and wife are working the business together.  Many of us, when we entered the world of network marketing, chose to start our new mlm business as a sole proprietorship.  This was the simplest one, and presented no hassle.

Is an LLC right for your mlm businessTHAT WAS THEN…

But is there a time in your business life to move on?  Has your online business grown bigger than you first thought it would?  Or, if you believe in the idea of multiple streams of income, are you in more than one business opportunity now?

IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

Perhaps it’s time to consider an LLC to see if it might be right for your situation.  The following infographic should educate as it features key points to consider.

An LLC is a Limited Liability Company

Is an LLC right for your business?

I’m not saying that this is necessarily the right choice for you at this time, but it doesn’t hurt to become familiar with the benefits, as well as the disadvantages that this business type brings with it.

Business Planning — Advantages and disadvantages of LLC’s and S corps

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MAKING A CHANGE

Considering a change from sole proprietorship to LLC

Is now the time?

If you do think that perhaps a change would be to your advantage, then maybe the following post will help you make the transition.

Transition Your Network Marketing Business From a Sole

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You started your network marketing business with one approach, in your own name as a sole proprietorship. Now you Typically, you can NOT transfer a business license from your sole proprietorship name to your new LLC.

 IT’S YOUR DECISION

It’s always good advice to check with your personal tax attorney or accountant to get their input.  Whether you decide to keep your business as a sole proprietorship, or look at the option of an LLC or partnership, it’s all up to you, and what you feel is the best solution for your situation.

JACK KOETTING

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Patience and Persistence – Business Tips from the Bible

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Are you willing to do what it takes, for as long as it takes?  You see, patience is  not only a virtue, it’s also a bit of practical business advice that you can discover by reading the Bible.  I’m reasonably certain it’s not the only one.  In fact, patience is often linked with persistence.  Also, the passage from the Bible I’m citing is probably not the only one, or maybe even the best example of combined patience and persistence.

But for those that haven’t found the business success they’re seeking, either in their career, or in the online marketing world,  this leadership trait of being willing to do what it takes, as long as it takes, I think is exemplified in this story.

THE STORY

The Bible reading is taken from chapter 29 in the book of Genesis, and finds Jacob on a journey that ends at the home of his uncle, and where he first meets Rachel, who will eventually become his bride.  He wanted her so much that he would offer to work seven years for his uncle if he would grant his consent.  At the end of the seven years, his uncle, because of a curious provision in the law, deceives him into marrying his eldest daughter first.  Undaunted, he accepts his fate, yet offers to work an additional seven years in order to marry Rachel also.  (Multiple marriages were common back then).

THE LESSON

Now, I’m no Bible scholar, and I’m betting that a lot of people would have thought he was crazy to do that, but that sure sounds like patience and persistence in order to get what one really wants.  It’s true that he only had to wait a couple of weeks after his first marriage, in order to marry Rachel – still, he kept his agreement to work for his uncle the rest of the seven years.  Guess you might say that integrity was important to him as well, as it should be for those aspiring to be true leaders in their organizations.

TWO SUCCESS STEPS

FIRST STEP – DO YOU KNOW?

In order to be successful in your career, do you know what needs to be done?  What actions to take?  What skills you need to acquire?  What knowledge you need to learn?

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SECOND STEP – WILL YOU?

Inspirational Quotes On Persistence – Impossible Is Nothing

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Once you know what needs to be done,  are you willing to do what it takes for as long as it takes?  Do you have the internal passion to drive you past all the naysayers?  Do you have the discipline to direct yourself, before directing others?  Do you believe something valuable is worth waiting for?  Is your “why” strong enough to sustain you to the end?  Is your motto, “Never give up!?”

Patience and persistence are yours if you can answer “yes” to these questions.  And you are well on your way to being an example to follow as you work toward, and lead others to business success.

JACK KOETTING

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Leadership – What Makes a Good Leader in Network Marketing

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SO YOU WANT TO BE A LEADER

Leadership – a necessary skill if you’re to develop a team and have a chance to attain success in the network marketing industry.  A leader must have followers.  And a leader must do certain things to be a good leader.  Are you a leader?  Do you know what’s required  in order to be the type of leader others look up to?

If not, perhaps I can provide some insight.  My mentor, Steve Shook, recently hosted a leadership training event, in which he discussed what he called the 10 Attributes of a Good Leader in Network Marketing.

Ten Attributes of A Network Marketing Leader

  1. Have a goal larger than those you lead. Your downline needs to know you’re planning for the future, and want to bring them success.
  2. Have a greater and more positive attitude that those you are leading.
  3. Accept responsibility, and be willing to admit your mistakes.
  4. Make positive decisions.  Always strive to do the right thing.  (For more on this point, click Make the Right Choice)
  5. Put those you’re leading first.  They will work harder when they realize your goal is their success.  (People don’t care what you know, until they know that you care.)
  6. Lead by example.  Don’t just tell them – work with them and show them.  This sets the right example for your downline.  (Check out the leadership lesson from the dancing guy video at the end of this post.)
  7. Commit to integrity and character.  Yes, character does matter.  Your downline will have confidence in you if they see you doing the right thing.
  8. Strive for excellence in everything.  You may not get there, but you should strive for it, nonetheless.
  9. Improve personal growth and development.  Work as hard on yourself as you do on your career.  Seek knowledge. (An excellent source is Jim Rohn.)
  10.  Must have high level of persistence and determination.  In network marketing, it’s very easy to quit.  Do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes.  In fact, I’m reminded of a quote on a website featuring inspirational quotes that goes like this:

Success is failure turned inside out –

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems afar,

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –

It’s when things seem worst that YOU MUSTN’T QUIT!

 

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

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Another perspective

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Successful leaders exhibit these 30 qualities, behaviors, and skills. Which leadership qualities do you find most important. Which qualities/behaviors did we miss. Item one is first because it’s most important. The rest are listed randomly.

BE THE LEADER YOU CAN BE

Leadership can take many forms, but you must provide the right example that will attract others to follow you.  I’m looking for other leaders.  Become the leader in you!  For books on leadership, check out the SUCCESS RESOURCES link at the top of the page.

Jack Koetting

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