First a little ‘pre-amble’ before I get into Whether or not it’s ok to post Religion and Politics on your Facebook Timeline, for those of us using facebook for business.
I haven’t posted here on the “It’s all of it blog” in a few weeks – but since the last time I was here quite a bit has been happening. Especially in response to a video I made – along with the follow up video, concerning the Kannaway “opportunity”. I decided to take an upfront stance because of all the people I saw lose money on scams like Zeek Rewards, and the latest scam, Rippln.
However, due to the nature of their marketing and the sheer number of people who’ve been fooled into thinking they are making a good decision, by others who know they are simply fooling others – there are a lot of ’emotional people’ who are really giving me a tongue lashing – which to me has been quite comical and entertaining, as I’ve been tending to several other projects which have kept me from ‘blogging’ – the nutshell …
People are so poorly trained nowadays it’s a real shame.
People are falling for anything – including false teachings on what people should and should not post on their facebook timeline. Starting with Religion and Politics. There are tons of social media guru’s out there – especially on Youtube. Many of them are quick to tell poeple how to use their social media outlets; and who am I kidding, I’m one of them too.
Hell, I even have an entire 20 minute Training called “Social Networking For Money” – which has helped lots of people use their social media ‘more effectively’ for business. Still, several of the people who I’ve personally sponsored have listened to what Other Guru’s say – and decided those guru’s know more than Me.
SO they follow the opinions of other guru’s, when it comes to what they’ll share – and this reminds me of a young woman I sat down with close to 3 years ago now. She was somewhat new to the industry, and struggling. I could tell she was looking for someone to follow. She is no longer in the industry today, which should tell you where this story is going.
We met and had coffee, and she talked about some GURU she was listening to, who said we should never talk about sports, religion and politics on our facebook timelines. She gave a good reason too – these issues are too controversial.
Sadly, I could tell from the look in her eyes that she really and truly believed this Guru; and she was waiting for me to CRUSH The guy and tell her she needed to STOP Listening to that BAD and horrible advice IMMEDIATELY!
But, I didn’t wanna crush her mentor.
Instead, I hoped she would recognize and realize on her own, that she needed to be FOLLOWING me and my advice, not some guru she met at a seminar and took a selfie with; We need mentors who can be ‘there’ for us; and I mean I was right down the road. Perhaps she saw my car at the time, and decided I wasn’t ultra rich – so there’s no way I could know what I’m talking about right??
This is the thing – If I was born into a wealthy family and already had some decent money laying around; I could make videos and ‘pretend’ like the money came from my Home business. Only problem is, the money didn’t come from my home business. So the advice I”m giving out, isn’t always really what works; but I know I can sell the information, YOU will buy it from me – because you see me in an Expensive Car.
SO back to the young woman; she’s no longer in the industry. She didn’t last long really – she was simply following and listening to, the wrong people.
Ladies and gents, stop listening to the wrong people – stop listening to people based ‘solely’ on what they have; and always, always do your OWN due diligence – read, and discover the information for yourself. IF those guru’s have read books you have not read; go read those books yourself. Go study your profession from the ones who’ve taught it for as long as it’s been around. Seek out the #1 money earners in companies; who are ‘documented’ and proven to have Large organizations – Listen to what they say.
NO one builds a Large Organization in Network Marketing by accident.
So back to Religion and Politics – should you post them on your facebook timeline?
If you’re using Facebook for Business, here’s something to keep in mind – which too many people forget. Your facebook profile, is your personal space to talk about what you feel like talking about. That is very important to remember – The Name of The game is Relating.
Your Facebook timeline, is not the business meeting – it’s not the webinar – it’s not the national convention – it’s not a PBR; your timeline, is your timeline.
Religion and Politics don’t really have a place in the Meeting, the Webinar, the Convention, or the PBR – by the time a person gets here, the focus is almost always entirely on the business. But ever since I joined this industry, there has always been a conversation about a Creator – a force that guides it all; and helps make all things possible; especially for those of us who believe. Faith is a very important factor in this industry – without faith, and without understanding the concept of faith – many of the success concepts will escape you. So Religion, whether we all agree on the name of the creator or not, is Omnipresent in this industry.
You’re not going to escape it; Top money earners will SHOUT thank you LORD (or Allah, or Buddah) WHEN They get their moment to talk about their success story; because the vast majority of successful people, are faith-oriented in some way, shape or form –
When we talk about Politics – those of us who are actually IN this industry should realize one thing. The political arena is a game; and we are the contestants; These decisions they are making in small rooms are impacting all of our lives – and it’s less important which party is the majority – because just about all of them are playing for the same team.
It’s really THEM against US – and it’s our job as network marketers to make that message clear to the world of enslaved, employee mindset men and women who liter our society.
They’ve been turned into pollutants, instead of into the powerful human beings they were born to be; they’ve been literally mentally enslaved – just like in the movie, “the Matrix” – You and I need to help people escape; give them the opportunity – at least.
Religion and Politics absolutely have a place on your timeline – because you are relating to others; you’re growing and building relationships with others; and often we connect with people who think ‘like’ we do. A person’s political views absolutely do say a lot about them. It can reveal their personality type, and really let you know who ‘fits’ with what your mission. If there is a community you’re seeking to help, then you’ll want to partner with people who also care, about that community. Otherwise, there will be a constant tug of war, because you do not have the same shared views.
If a person chooses to share their views, others will choose to partner up; or even avoid partnership altogether (based on those views) – and ultimately that’s perfectly alright. This is how people can find ‘the right people’ to be in business partnership with. It’s a ‘sorting process’, where you often will discard several people until you find the ones you’ve been seeking!
A person who has faith, cannot effectively work with another person who has no faith. (Listen to Mr. Byron Nelson talk about The Relating Conversation)
A person who wants to make money to GIVE back to the community; cannot really work effectively with someone who just wants to make as much money as they CAN; so they can keep it all to themselves; and spend it on whatever they see fit. Those are two opposing views that will ultimately drive those people apart.
and so if you’re using Social Media for business, and you’re doing it ‘the right way’ – you WANT to discuss religion and politics – especially “IF” it’s of interest to you.
If it’s not something you’re interested in, versed in, or knowledgeable about – DO NOT talk about it on your timeline; The number of subjects you can discuss on your timeline are endless; it’s up to YOU to be creative enough, and willing to talk about – what you see fit.
This is important – Talk about sports; you’ll connect and relate to other sports fans. Talk about entertainment; Someone else who likes what you like will reach out to you. Talk about youtube, twitter, pinterest; talk about food; talk about places; talk about what YOU wanna talk about; and then …. look around Facebook to see who else is talking about what YOU are interested in; and chime in; talk about ‘that topic’ – eventually … you will build relationships with people who relate to you.
THEN Together, you can discuss business.
Going into business with people who THINK like you think; is always going to be more profitable for both of you; than going into business with someone who doesn’t.
Thanks for Reading; HOPE this helps you build a prosperous business with facebook.
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2017 Update – November 6th; a lot has happened since I penned this training article on Religion & Politics, and how it relates to Using your Facebook Timeline. A lot is an understatement really, as ‘politics’ truly took an ugly and nasty turn on Social Media in the last 3 years. It became so ugly, so divisive that many people began Unfriending people over politics. In fact, the ‘politics’ seemed to be more than just politics as usual… Something much more familiar was in the air. After 8 years of having a Black President, it was clearer than ever, that Racist whites in our nation wanted to go ‘back’.
For me, that was like vindication.
I’ve covered topics like Racism in Business for years now; willing to go it alone, and forsake business relationships with others in the network marketing industry who shy away from controversy. Some people would rather make money than make a difference, and that’s ok. TopnetworkersGroup.com has always been on ‘mission’ to make things better, especially Network Marketing. We can only do that, by calling OUR team members to be ‘better people’.
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