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The Famous Al King Facebook Rants on Business Partnership

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

Lebron James and Dwyane Wade

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.
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And here’s a BONUS — More my Leadership Thoughts – from youTube

Business Training – A Message for Networkers Networking On Facebook

Every now and then we find ourselves having to Unfriend people on Facebook. They do not always respond well to being unfriended either, and it’s sad when they do. I was typing up a post to address all the networkers who seem to get this entirely wrong, nearly all the time – and decided the message was better suited for This Blog instead.

Because when it comes to understanding what it takes to be successful in business, It’s All Of It – Including having an Understanding of WHAT you are doing as a networker. The message I put together below, will explain most of it – I’ll include a few more links to help you find your way.

Dedicated to all the networkers, using social networks to find business partners… in hopes you’ll Finally wake up and learn to do this, the right way.

lol, lots of these Networkers have it twisted.This is Facebook. We’re on here “networking” — if over the course of Networking, we discover that we have NO INTENT to ever do business together —- it’s actually Very ok, to “unfriend” a person on Facebook.Again, lots of yall have it Twisted. Facebook may call it “Friends” – but that doesn’t mean we are Friends…… come on People……. for real.Friends are people I grew up with; People I’ve met and gotten to know over the years. Friends are the People I see all the time, and talk to all the time.

Do we Talk to each other all the time???

Do we See Each other all the time??

Did we Grow up Together? Are we Related?

If not………. We’re not “friends” ……..

I’m not sure what world people grew up in where they are So Easy to Define random people as their Friends; but that’s not what the Definition of the Term means….

Friends normally GO THROUGH SHIT Together, and Remain FRIENDS after going THROUGH Shit together —— and ‘cyber-meeting’ someone through a Social Network doesn’t actually give you and that other person a real chance to “experience shit together” ……….. Most of you networkers, who only wanna spam your opportunity on people; Do not have “friends” – and when people you Spam all the time, decide to Unfriend you, they’re not “mad at you” …. or “bent out of shape” …. perhaps they’re a veteran who uses Facebook for Networking; and Sorting; and perhaps they’ve decided You’re not the person they want on their “list” –

Because Networkers, that’s all this facebook thing is; Outside of your “real friends” those of you who are networking; the Fellow-Networkers you’ve added on here; are just Prospects on your List. It’s the truth, why not speak on it?

Some of us will end up doing business together.

Most of us will not.

Nothing is WRONG with that though.

We’re not ALL gonna be homies …. We’re not in BUSINESS to make friends; I got friends already. I’m in BUSINESS to make MONEY. We can be Friends later after we’re making a bunch of money together…..

So, Just setting the record straight for the networkers who have this twisted.

I’m a veteran. I got a game plan. I’m going into the next Phase, and if you get cut off my facebook list, so what. It doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. It doesn’t mean I hate you and think you’re a failure. It doesn’t think i have any hard feelings towards you. I’m just sorting my list. That’s it and that’s all.

I say it often, because these networkers need the reminder – but Stop taking business personally. It’s just business.

Do not be fooled into thinking you need to preserve every single relationship. Some people are just not who you are looking for, to get where you want to go….

However, if you really want to make “friends” with people you add on facebook, then you need to BE a Friend. You need to be supportive, actually interested in them; You need to give a damn about their best interest and not your own.

If you’ve decided to BE a friend to someone else, and they have not returned your friendship, you do not have to continue being that persons friend; You can look for someone else instead – “Choose Your Friends Wisely” –

The same is to be said about growing a successful MLM organization; you MUST choose your business partners wisely. You must become, a Master at Sorting people.

Facebook is an awesome sorting tool, but there are times when people do not understand the real purpose of facebook. Sadly, sometimes it’s the people who make a lot of videos and talk as if they are leaders in our industry, who truly do not know what network marketing is about; They’re just in it for a buck.

The truth is, if you’re willing to make videos and Sound like an Authority, there are people who’ll sign up with you. But, I can say without a doubt, that the ones who’ll Stay with you are the ones you actually take the time to get to know – You’ll also find while Trying to get to know them, that they don’t really want to know you; and if that’s the case – No problem, this is business, you simply let them go.

This is a Sorting Game. You’re looking for the people that are looking for you.

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Facebook wants $7 to Promote My Status ….

Who else besides our Team, the TopNetworkersGroup, saw this coming?

2 years ago, our team joined a social networking site, that charged $10/mo to be a member, and paid us $1 per month on every single person we told about the network.

Our #1 Objection we got from other people was “Why would I pay for a social network if facebook is free?” …

It’s a stupid question – because clearly the reason to Pay for the social network, was to be able to Make money from sharing it with others…

How did YOU hear about facebook?

I was on Myspace, like so many people, and more and more of my friends started saying they were Leaving, for Facebook. Facebook USED to be restricted to people in colleges only, and when they opened it up to the world, just about everybody, told everybody, we all joined, and NONE OF US GOT PAID….

But what happened for Facebook?

Facebook makes money from selling YOUR information to Advertisers.

Facebook makes money from selling shares of their stock, and how much of that stock did they give you and I?

NOW, Facebook is going to charge $7 to promote your Status, and you know what…. People are gonna pay it too. (read the announcement from Facebook now!)

This goes back to my feelings about the whole, Occupy Wall Street ‘movement’ – where so much fussing was made over the 1% having so much money, and how bad off the 99% are – When in reality, it’s the 99% who are the problem…. The 99% ask dumb questions like “why would I pay for a Social Network if Facebook is free?”

The 99% will pay Facebook $7 to promote “a” status, and several will spend much more…

They will make Mark Zuckerbeg, who’s already IN the 1% – richer!!

That is what’s going on, throughout our society today … the 99% are asleep in their Matrix Pod, plugged in, day dreaming, shouting about how unfair everything is, and just are not ready to be Unplugged and thrust into the Real World… at least, not yet!

My team and I are STILL promoting the social network that pays …

We’ve seen several other ‘social networks that pay’ come and go — but where are they at now?

Facebook, like so many social networks, is an awesome ‘medium’ to share, and connect with others; but is your Privacy worth paying for?

If you feel it is…. take a look at how we help people turn $10, into $10,000 per month – by doing the same things we do on Facebook now…

If you feel you’d rather give your money to a company that won’t give any to you, then that is fine with us. We won’t try to talk you out of what you’re doing.

But, if you feel, like we feel, that it’s time to “Flip the Script” and circulate OUR dollars between one another, instead of putting our money into the pockets of people who frankly could care less about the rest of us … then it’s time we discuss what it truly means to “work together” – because Together Everyone Achieves More —- The emphasis on standing out, shining, and being an individual are divisive tactics that won’t work for the 99% who have no money; We can continue to compete against each other … while the 1% cashes in…

Or, we can decide to take our future into OUR own Hands!

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MLM Leadership :: Leveraging Talents For Team Success

Let’s discuss Leveraging talents for team Success. Have you been in business long enough to meet people who proudly proclaim to be ‘one man/woman bands’ …?  I certainly have. They think it’s a badge of merit, and also use this as a way to sneak diss other people. It’s a way of saying, I am doing this all by myself because no one else wants to do this with me.

When talking of the “long walks” I have been on, even I must be careful not to make this misstep.

This is also why I want to put this out here, so no one gets this idea. In fact, let’s discuss from an MLM Leadership perspective, and a business owner P.O.V. as well.  Because this industry attracts so many people with a self employed mentality, there are several ‘leaders’ who are pulling together. In MLM, Leadership truly is all about Leveraging Talents for Team Success. It does involve understanding ‘how to play the game’, and from there individual talents can shine through.

For example – some people are great talkers, but if they don’t understand how to play this game, they’ll talk themselves out of sales.

The ‘best use’ of that talent, is Doing Presentations and Training. If you’re a leader that enjoys speaking, be sure to apply that talent where it matters. Spending time talking, for the sake of talking, is eating up time you (or that leader) could be spending on prospecting.  Let’s say you don’t like to talk ‘verbally’ but do enjoy speaking with your hands. Many of you ‘should’ be using those talents to ‘write’ for your team.  Instead of just tweeting, or debating politics on facebook, ‘apply’ your talents for team success.

In MLM, too often folks want to play every single role. To be fair I see this in business too.

Some leaders will have a team member who makes beautiful flyers, and instead, decide to make the flyers themselves.  They don’t have the same sense of design, and feel like it won’t really matter. Unaware of the psychology that is going on with the people they’re seeking to reach. These leaders are short sighted, and are more interested in being in charge, playing the role – than BEING that role. A real leader, a good one, will leverage the talent on the team. Leveraging that talent, using the one who excels at it, gives that leader more ‘time’ to do other things. The flyer, designed by a better eye, will also be more effective when promoted. The end result of the two people leveraging their talents together would be a much larger ‘turn out’ to the event, the leader and the team is promoting.

Where as, cutting the flyer designer out, makes them feel ‘less a part of the team’, and less likely to even help promote said event. Especially when the flyer is trash….

Image result for team frustration

When building teams, the first thing I’m examining is talent. I look at skill sets to see where the best place to put them would be.  This is a big reason that for years, while building Crazygood, another leader on my team was doing the weekly presentations. Even though I was more than capable, had already made video presentations to recruit most of my leaders, to ‘grow’ the team, I knew I would need other leaders, to Help lead.  This was a very effective move, that eventually went from leveraging talents for team success, to coming up with an entire system for all our multiple streams.

That, however, became the new challenge. Several ‘leaders’ have come through the doors of the 1mlmsystem, but most are promoting a company.  I’m looking for the people, who come through our doors, talking about building a team.

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