The Famous Al King Facebook Rants – something I get inboxes about – because from time to time I WILL get one off; on my social media wall 🙂 — Tonight, I let one rip on the topic of “Business Partnership” – and shared quite a bit of my own ‘personal story’ – as well as some of what I’ve dealt with over the past few years, while making our Idea – and our Concept something that others can Easily Duplicate — I saw a Clip from an internview featuring Lebron James – We’ve discussed how closely Sports and Business relate – well one of the BIGGEST lessons I can ever teach you, is contained in my latest, famous facebook rant —
But First – CHECK Out the CLIP! – Lebron James All Star Interview – NBA TV
See…… Here COMES that RANT ……
I’m watching NBA TV right — and you know I LOVE my Basketball; you KNOW I love my SPORTS — You know my MESSAGE — #itsabouttheteamnotthecompany — and I’m watching a ‘preview’ of an Interview with LeBron James — coming up on NBA TV this weekend — and in the short Clip, He’s talking about “That MOMENT” — when Him and D-wade Figured it out.
SEE ………… THIS IS WHAT I’m SAYING THOUGH!!!! (is what I think after he says it…. and I knew it was coming) — Steve Smith asked LeBron about it; He said “How did you two work it out, with TWO Leaders” …?
when was that moment that The Heat finally got it going; He said … they were 8-9 — and Him and D-Wade looked at one another and were like “Did we make the right choice??”
—- Lebron said…. D-Wade came to him and said “In order for us to win, YOU have to be that guy — I’ll take a step back, and you have to shine” (paraphrased) — and THIS IS What I KEEP TRYING TO SAY!!!! (I say to myself) — THIS Is what I’ve been telling my “leaders” for the past year.
For those who do not know; the ‘short version’ of a very LONG story is; I’m a Veteran of this here MLM Industry; Struggled in my first company for 5 long years; came up with a TON of experience; but not much ‘money’ — but I’ve been doing “internet network marketing: since 1999 (and that’s why I get so annoyed with so many people ‘in the game today’ because they don’t know who they are talking to when they talk) — Started a Web Design Company — in 2004; started Building sites with lead Capture Pages; Started Studying the teachings of Stephen Pierce and Mat Bacak in 2005 — and was making decent money from various projects I put together — when I got that ‘itch’ …. and came back to MLM in 2009.
I linked up with some Well Trained Leaders – cats I worked with initially in MLM – me and one of those leaders put 1,000 people into a company in 4 months; 400 of them were through my leg; over the next few months our team grew; Mine to around 700; his total team to almost 2,000 — and then our company went out of business; lots of stuff happened; everyone went their seperate ways; due to conflicts in philosophy over HOW to grow a team that makes money in multiple places —- not just one; Started TopNetworkersGroup in 2010 — and have been “perfecting this Idea/Concept” ever since — meanwhile, most of the people I’ve worked with, are Not Well Trained “leaders” —
No offense; it’s just what it is – and yet, I’ve been trying, VERY Hard to Teach many of them leadership; Over the past couple years; Most of my “main Leaders” decided they knew more about it than I did; Most of them decided to do thingstheir own way – and not my way; and so that’s fine; Just means I needed to continue to build “ME” and continue to look for others who can Follow My Lead — because a “Business Partnership consists of ONE leader and ONE follower” — You cannot have TWO LEADERS in a business partnership.”
THIS is a REALIZATION that came to me, after WORKING with several hard headed leaders from 2009 to 2011 — and then from working with several leaders throughout 2012 — When we launched the ONE MLM System, we still had a “leadership issue” — where I signed up several LEADERS — who wanted to LEAD me; and wanted to TEACH me; and Hey, I’d be more than willing to take a back seat; it’s just that these “leaders” are not anywhere near as experienced; nor were they as Committed to the long term Vision; and that’s where it dawned on me —
I mostly look for Leaders; but unless a leader is willing to take a back seat (at least for a minute) — and actually LISTEN to what I’m talking about — it’s just not possible for them to co-exist (and vice versa) — and to me, that’s not a Partnership; A partnership – is what everyone in business NEEDS to be successful in business; but that is one of the most difficult things to find; especially in MLM – because everyone thinks they are a FREE Agent; They’d rather be an Allen Iverson and score a bunch of Points but win NO Championships — than be a Lebron James and take their Talents to a TEAM that already has something in Place….
While I heard people bash Cedric Harris for his decision to join OrganoGold; I respected his reason; of teaming up to LEARN From and be MENTORED by the #1 earner in the entire industry — to ‘take a backseat’ and learn from someone even better.
BUT how DIFFICULT is that to do for “leaders” ??
It’s VERY Difficult — because Leaders have THE BIGGEST EGOS!!!
This is is why I could ‘never’ take a backseat to someone who isn’t more skilled than I am; and frankly – When D-Wade thought about it; yea it was his team; BUT — LeBron was BETTER – STRONGER – YOUNGER – FASTER — and VERY much his equal or better; That’s why they put together the kinda run they put together. THIS IS also why the Lakers could NOT win the 8 Championships Shaq/Kobe should have Won.
Shaq couldn’t take a Backseat.
As Kobe’s talent grew; as he Emerged more and more as a Star and Leader – that was the moment for Shaq to share the Throne; Shaq was stubborn; and when he got TRADED – he woke up and did the right thing, supporting D-wade’s Leadership; to get the Heat their first Championship.
DID I hit anyone YET?
SOME OF YALL are LEADERS but your SKILL is NOT at that LEVEL and you’d make MORE MONEY if you’d take a ‘backseat’ —–
(I told yall this was one of those……….. so you were warned)
“A Business Partnership is ONE Leader and ONE Follower” – Al King, 1mlmsystem training –
This is really touching a nerve for me; Sometimes I have to ask God if I made the right decision when I do things that I “know’ may not come off as P.C. and may not make others happy; Like a ‘new leader’ who found my system on YouTube; called me up because he had the ‘same idea’ — but like Soooo many other ‘leaders’ – he wanted to suggest programs …
It’s about the TEAM not the company —
He wanted to fly me out to Detroit to look at Epic (new company —)
It’s about the TEAM not the company I tell him ….
He says “Al, I know that, I just want you to look at this and tell me what you think” —– “I think you need to FINISH filling out your 1mlmsystem profile before you PITCH me on anything” — Al I’m not pitching, just want you to look!!!
“Look at what? All MLM’s do the SAME THING?? The company does not Matter!” — I tell this dude; finally he goes; checks it out; it’s $900; he realizes the people there are Paid to promote it; and are CHaSING a Lifestyle they had; before theire last MLM went out of business on them (and they lost all their money ) — and I’m like SEE —– it’s about the TEAM … not the company….
So the NEW guy gets home; calls me up and says “Al you were right; I wanna put you on the phone with some guys I want to bring into the system” —- and I’m like …….. ” I need you to fill out your PROFILE before you put me on the phone with anybody!!!”
and he’s like “Yea Al, I get what you’re trying to do; and I’m gonna do that; but you really gotta talk with these guys; they got a $15 program you might wanna add to the system you have…. Oh and I’m setting up a system too with the programs i want to have in it…” …
I shake my head.
“It’s about the TEAM not the COMPANIES!!” ….
Seriously ….. when I found out MLM is the people business, I had doubts; I never really been a fan of people (admission – most of you bother me on so many levels – I try to smile and look for the good anyways – because I REALLY wanna help people! …. but people are SOOOO hard to help!)
So this new ‘leader’ — has gotten on my nerves; he keeps wanting me to LOOK at this or that; and says he ‘gets’ what I’m saying; and yet, he’s not Acting like it; SUPER disrespectful; So I tell the guy — ” i respect that you’re a Pastor, and I’m not gonna come to your Church and Tell you how to Preach to your Congregation, but you are on My Ship; and if you’re gonna be on my ship, you need to follow the command, or get OFF the ship! I do not need to be SHOWN anything but you filling yout that profile.”
This Ignant cat STILL wanted to talk to me about looking at the $15 — so I politely excused him from participation. What mostly bothered me, is I gave him my definition of a business partnership; to which he wanted to argue. He wanted to tell me that a Husband needs to listen to his Wife…..
at which point in time, I reminded this Pastor That he’s not Biblical; because the BIBLE says “wives, Submit to your Husbands” – it does not say Husbands Submit to your WIVES — and frankly … ok I already ranted on that — (no longer working with any Man who has to ask his Wife for permission to make money!) —- DIGRESSING — the point is; Even the BIBLE states – a “good partnership’ has ONE Leader; and ONE Follower.
TWO Leaders aint no Partnership;
TWO Leaders trying to Lead Each OTHER will NEVER win Championships!
WHO Wants to WIN in 2014???
INBOX me — but if you’re not BETTER than me; if your SKILLS are not on MY LEVEL — Do not come at me with WHO you’re listening to; and what you KNOW; and what you THINK;
COME to my Ship, play by MY RULES; PRODUCE –and “then” we can discuss what you know, what you think, and what you feel ….
PRODUCE — FOLLOW my Lead — OR get your ass off my Boat.
– Real Leaders, are followers FIRST; you must follow, to learn HOW to lead –
And here’s a BONUS — More my Leadership Thoughts – from youTube