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What kind of Leader are you?

"A true leader develops his/her follower's belief in themselves, rather than their belief in the leader"

What do you think about the above statement? ... is it a fair premise?

Especially in network marketing, it's quite easy to find what I like to call "celebrity leaders". You know, those who really enjoy the spotlight. In most cases, they're very effective at what they do best ... usually recruiting tons of people. But how effective are they as leaders?

Is it possible to develop a true "walk-away" income by convincing people who join my group how great I am?

... or might it be more effective to work harder on trying to educate them about how great They are (even if they don't know it yet)?

Just thinking out loud. What's your opinion?

Todd

If youre not having FuN, youre not doing it right

The title of this post ... that's MY motto!

Don't get me wrong. Earning extra income with a part-time home business definitely involves work. But I don't think any of us started our business with the intention of adding MORE stress and worry to our lives.

And the great thing about being a part-time networker ... having FuN is easy ... my "job" is essentially to discover places and activities where I can meet interesting new people.

Who can't have fun doing that?

Talk to you again soon ... happy Sunday :-)

Todd

My Son the Entrepreneur

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My son Justin will be 15 years old in a little over a month. lol, sometimes I wonder how I am even surviving the teen years. The other day in the car, on the way to the skateboard park, we were talking about what he wants to do when he gets older. Like any teenager, his ultimate dream is to be a professional athlete ... in this case, the next Tony Hawk. The difference between now, and the last time we had this conversation (before I went to Iraq), is that today, he's also talking about a back-up plan ...

Apparently a guy came to their class on "career day", and told them that the best way to get rich is to own your own company. Fortunately, it appears as though that was a day that Justin was paying attention.

For the past few days, we've had several more conversations about the type of company he wants to own (skateboards, clothes, shoes, etc), and some of the steps he should take to go about achieving his goal. At his request, I just got on the Richdad website …

Why leveraged income is the best kind

I read a lot of "make money online" blogs. I appreciate them all, as I have learned quite a bit about how to blog. But, when it comes to making money I almost feel a little sorry for some of them ...

Even "successful" bloggers who have hundreds or even thousands subscribers seem to be very proud of earning a couple hundred dollars from adsense.

Personally I just can't get my mind around the concept of getting paid only once to advertise somebody else's product???

One of my favorite things about network marketing is that even at times when I can't put in a lot of hours working my business (like most of this year, while I was in Iraq), I still have a couple hundred people who Are working to build a business ... and at the same time contributing to my own bottom line.

Essentially, I'm still getting paid now for work I did about 4 years ago.

... almost an ideal situation for a "part-time" networker.

If the only way I earned money was through adver…

What do you do for a living?

"So, what do you do for a living?"

For many part-time network marketers, this can sometimes be a tough to answer question.

The natural instinct and desire is to immediately launch into the "elevator speech" that your sponsor told you to rehearse.

But ...

What if (like most network marketers), you're NOT yet earning a full-time income from your business?

Isn't it a bit disingenuous to ignore your full-time job or career, and Only talk about your network marketing opportunity? Do think it's possible that people who may potentially be interested in getting to know, like and trust you might tend to notice that you're not being completely honest with them? Think this might have an effect on whether or not they'll even be interested in hearing more about your business?

You bet it will.

So, what do we say instead? How do we let people know that our network marketing business IS a part of what we do for a living ... without sounding like we're trying to fi…

Leadership in network marketing

A couple of weeks ago I made a post about Mark Yarnell. Well, tonight he was on my company's weekly training call talking to us about leadership.

Here are some of the notes I took ...

"A Leader is someone who consistently demonstrates what's possible"

Great Leaders are path finders
They make sacrifices, and take calculated risks

They understand ...

You can't motivate anyone

provide guidance, then get out of people's way


Leaders are not created, people with leadership potential are found
"Illusions of relevance" - losers are more concerned about what other people think of them, than they are about becoming successful

you can't manage other people's impressions



Leaders ...

Oversee their organization, but don't supervise

they are available, but don't pursue


Are pace setters, but not rulers
Are innovative, not analytical
Are pioneers, not settlers
Are creators, not critics

blaze the trail



The shift to Leadership is very minor and easy

slight…

Jordan’s birthday

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One of the great things about being a part-time networker is having the time and money to due fun things with my family. A great example was just a couple of days ago. The day after I got back from Iraq, we had a big birthday party for my daughter Jordan and my step-son Johnathan. My wife rented a huge waterslide, and we invited 20 kids for fun and pizza. Here are a few pictures ...



So, what are some of the fun things you've been able to do because of the extra income you earn from your part-time business?

Til next time ...
Todd