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Rebuilding TNG Through Leadership Ranks

We are rebuilding TNG through our Leadership Ranks, and I’m looking forward to this challenge.  The only way to truly build a network marketing organization, is to establish ‘leadership ranks’ for people to achieve. This natural selection process helps mold a team in the direction they should go.  Our ranks were established in 2014, about 2 years after we ‘launched’ our MLM System.

Maybe those ranks should have been in place before, but we were literally testing things out along the way.

Ranks became necessary, as MLM’er after MLM’er would join, and tell us what to do. They felt that we should market companies ‘they’ liked, without ever committing to our team’s ideas.  What kind of team would that be going forward?  It would be, the kind of teams you and I see throughout the network marketing industry now.  Disjointed, and disconnected teams that aren’t making money together. It’s sad, truly to see where MLM is going.

The mission of TNG however, is alive and well and the need for what we are seeking to do, has never been stronger.

This industry needs everything we bring to the table, about loyalty to ‘teams’ not companies. When we are speaking about being flexible, and being in Control of our incomes, we mean it.  It can only be accomplished through respecting our networks, in how we align ourselves with each other.

I also need to make the commitment to really develop My leaders. No way should any of the ‘leaders’ of my team ‘struggle’ with imparting the vision of TNG. Each one should be able to articulate what we are seeking to do and why it matters.   Going forward, it will be much clearer, what qualifications must be met, to be part of our Leadership Council. This will be the group of people who decide what companies we market.  Many of them will be featured in Training, and will lead Calls.

leadership ranks qualification

You’ll need to be a “Managing Director” with our team, which will put you in a position of great respect. You would have done what you’ll be asking others to do. Through the production of more Managing Directors, the solidification of your income will become a reality. Working together, we can put multitudes of network marketers in a much stronger financial position. The money is in the network, not the companies we promote.

The structure is the secret … and it’s been staring us right in our face, all along.

Mysterious Removal of My YouTube Video

I recently experienced a very mysterious Removal of my Youtube Video, and am still in that experience now.  I usually get an email or a notification about videos being taken down. This time was different, as a video I made about my reasons to align with CTFO (and not Kannaway) has disappeared.   It’s quite embarrassing as I already wrote about my reasons over on Steemit.  I sent an email out to my trusted list of business contacts. Sorta makes me look like I don’t have all my stuff together, when I’m the most together there is.

I can only take a wild guess that people from Kannaway are behind it.

removal of my youtube video on ctfo vs kannaway

A few years back when i went through a similar situation (the removal of my youTube video on Kannaway)

I wrote about it in, what hs become one of my most popular articles on TopNetworkersGroup’s blog, It’s all of it.  Why YouTube Does Nothing About False Flagging, is a story about how people from Kannaway did not like my videos, and attacked my channel.  In that process I came to realize that this was a very well funded company.  The company Medical Marijuana, Inc created a subsidiary (kannaway) using Millions of dollars to fight little ole’ me.

They were probably paying people to monitor me and others from an office. 

They won a momentary victory I’ll admit. Not because I was in violation of youTube’s terms of service, or because I was wrong in what I had to say. The removal of my Youtube Video on Kannaway back then, and the harassment I faced, only proved what I’ve been saying about Network Marketing for some time now.  MLM has been invaded by Corporate America. They use their money for conspicuous deeds.  Paying Google to silence any negative press about their company is not beyond the means of a well funded company.  No average network marketing start up has the money to fight off anyone who may not be totally on board with their program.

But Medical Marijuana, Inc is no regular network marketing company.

That was a big reason I didn’t like the compensation plan that they put together. Like way too many companies, there was a high entry fee to get started. Then you had to be on autoship every single month. A major problem with autoships is you end up with products you don’t need stockpiled in a garage or a spare room. After reviewing the opportunity presented by another company, CTFO, I decided to sign up.

Both companies are offering CBD products but CTFO has no sign up fee to become an associate. You can try out the products at your convenience. Should you decide that you’d like to start building a customer base, you can do that and you’ll earn a decent monthly commission on those sales.  If any of your customers also want to start earning a few extra dollars each month, they can start at any time as well.  It’s a flexible business plan that actually helps you and I get back to what makes network marketing go.

Too much automation is going around in MLM today. Network Marketing is and always will be about relationships. I’ve met too many people in this industry who simply don’t Care about their relationships anymore. Everyone is ‘just a number’ to go through….

We have to be careful not to adopt corporate american ‘mentality’ …. but too many already have.

The negative influence of their money is being felt, and I’d be ready to bet they are responsible for the removal of my youtube video on CTFO vs Kannaway (want to try CBD products?).  You’ll see the video was linked up to that article but it’s no longer available. These are all the reasons to build stronger networks, and look out for one another. It’s always us vs. the machines.

Star Wars Last Jedi Lesson For Me and My MLM Journey

After going to see Star Wars the Last Jedi, I filmed a video on a huge Lesson I learned, and how it applies to MLM.  Leading a movement to change how we approach MLM has not been easy over the years. Iv’e had several business partners come and go, and I honestly found myself feeling like Master Luke in this latest film.  You may have noticed that I’ve been on a ‘blogging hiatus’ for a few months, and it’s one of those things I think I’m allowed to after several years of great content for you on these platforms.

However I also left you with a jewel, before taking a holiday vacation from the Shark Daymond John, (giving advice) talking about the benefits of Failure.

Take a few moments to listen to some insights I gained from Star Wars, the Last Jedi

Just like Master Luke, I’ve grown tired of teaching the ‘game’ to network marketers who take these lesson and use them for personal gain.  Far too many turn to the dark side that is ruled by greed.  It’s all of what I’ve been against the entire time, and cannot lie, I’ve contemplated whether I want to be involved.  This is exactly where Luke Skywalker is when we see him in Star Wars, The Last Jedi. He is off on an island all to himself, disconnected entirely from the Force.

Meanwhile I’ve spent most of the past 12 months focused on my Invesments. From Cryptocurrency to real estate, I’ve decided to focus on what I can do for myself.  I got tired of teaching people how to market, how to recruit, and offering them training I wasn’t charging for, just for so many to turn on me in the end.

What I had to learn, came in an unexpected Cameo from Master Yoda.  We are, what they grow beyond… which in Yoda speak translates to, They Grow Beyond What We are.

The One MLM System is going to be re-built, but it’s still there. The structure is in place and the training is available to those who will follow the instructions.

In other words, The Jedi School will re-open soon, and a new generation of Leaders in this space will emerge. Read more from TNG below –

 

Participation Trophy Mentality In MLM Is Not Good

How Participation Trophy Mentality Has Stalled Topnteworkersgroup and MLM: When i started up TNG in 2010, it was mostly all ‘concept’ – I knew what I wanted to do, but had to work through how to do it; along the way, things came together and the 1 mlm system was born; Some people didn’t like the name….

It had MLM in it – and it’s unfortunate that the industry has such a bad reputation; but that’s precisely why I put MLM in the name; b/c I’ve always envisioned TNG as a team that does MLM “the right way” – however, I just have not attracted ‘the right people” into the fold…. Yet.

So with total honesty, most of 2017 has been a MLM Break for me; I’m still ‘in’ companies I was in before; TNG is still sailing the seas; The 1 MLM System is still operational; just needs a few tweaks, and a few more of the right people to board the ship.

The challenge though, is I live in the Participation Trophy Generation; so everyone assumes everyone is equally the same – and that makes things difficult in business.  The ‘leaders’ I set things up with, wanted to be leaders too. They didn’t want to follow me, they wanted to Co-lead.  All that does, is confuse people, which Austin Rivers recently talked about. You know we cover the correlation of Sports and Business here. Austin Rivers, currently the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers spoke about his former Teammate Chris Paul and current teammate Blake Griffin’s relationship. He said that no one ‘really knew who the leader was’.  This led to dysfunction on a team that was supposed to do, much better than they did.

Austin Rivers on Leaders

This mindset infects the team, and those who ‘could have’ been integral parts of the network you’re seeking to grow.

People come to you for help; but due to this Participation Trophy Mindset people have; eventually THEY feel they’re just as much an expert as You are – and ignore all the help you provide; only to say you did not help them — rather than admit they didn’t accept the help — same way people are no longer able to accept that their Performance wasn’t good enough for 1st place – but now they get to ‘decide’ that it was, even if it wasn’t.

That’s the world I’m in. I’m thankful that I heard about bitcoin …. who knows where I’d be right now if I was fully depending on MLM.

I love the business model, but the people in the industry – are plagued with society’s lack of evolved ideas; People bring their Employee mindset to the Group; their Individualistic mentality to the Group; and never adopt ‘Group mentality” — they’re literally useless…… and so as 1,000 more MLM’s sprang up this year; they’re all simply recycling the same people over and over; and it’s a shame none of them seem to see what’s happening.

Now Everyone thinks they can do what I did; and make their own teams; build their own sites; teach things the way they wanna teach it; b/c they don’t ‘know’ I’m teaching Old School stuff that’s been around for 40+ years :: they think I made it all up on my own; b/c … participation trophy mindsets are lazy.

They Assume first place, won first place, because of any reason other than first place worked harder than second place did. I can show people the door; but they gotta walk through it…. I can give people that Red Pill; but they gotta accept truth, and not wish they had taken the Blue one after a visit to the Desert of the real; after they come to grips with the reality that their reality isn’t reality.

I’ve had several people come to me, who Used to work with TNG – or more accurately; who Signed up for programs TNG promoted – and they say to me “Al, I just can’t get people to follow me….”

They never wanna hear the reason why; The reason is, in MLM what YOU do duplicates.

following to be a Leader

You can’t get people to follow you – because you don’t follow ….

There were books you were told to read; that you did not read. There were videos you were told to watch; that you chose not to watch; You decided you heard it all, knew it all, and that you didn’t need to hear anymore – and That Duplicates …..

When YOU talk to people about a program; they don’t look – they don’t listen – they assume – because that’s how you are. They won’t watch videos, b/c You won’t watch videos either; They won’t follow your lead; because You Aren’t Following Your own Sponsor. Your Sponsor hosts a Webinar, you find a reason to miss it; Then wonder why people you Invite to Webinars, find reasons to miss those too – people do what you DO not what you say.

Sometimes, people still won’t do what you do, even when you’re doing it.  Yet, you’ll never get anyone to do anything you’re not already doing.  I shouldn’t even have to cover this, but the participation trophy mentality, makes people expect success in MLM regardless.  People really think, all they have to do is sign up, and ‘get’ others to sign up.

MLM’ers with this participation trophy mindset hop from one company to the next because they think it’s the company.  They think it’s their sponsor’s fault, or the founders of the company.  These people come to believe if they sell a different product more people will buy from ‘them’.  They never change who THEY are though.

The participation trophy mentality, stops a person from working on themselves.

A person who thinks they deserve a trophy, even when they lose will never understand.  Coffee is for Closers only.

Participation Trophy Mentality in MLM is Not Good

Don’t Impulsively Sign Up With Me (Sponsoring In Network Marketing)

Sponsoring in Network Marketing is an art form, a skill set that often goes under appreciated.  it’s like being a great basketball player, where ‘fans’ simply assume your talents were with you at birth. They say, look at how tall you are, how big your hands are, and oh wow – those muscles! You have to have been born with all of your talents, coordination, and ability to hit a jumpshot.  I suppose it’s somewhat natural, since I get this with blogging, with web design, or even making flyers. People do this in the network marketing space as well.  They see people excelling and figure there is no way they could too.

sponsoring in network marketing is a mental thing

When it comes to sponsoring in network marketing, people often look at those who’ve been really good at it and think it must come natural.

There is no way I could ever do that, or be as great at it as that guy.  That top earning woman speaks so well, she uses so many great words, and really knows how to pull people in. I’ll never be able to sponsor people like they do!

This negative self talk absolutely damages your chances of success. No way will you ever find yourself sponsoring in network marketing like top earners do, with that inner dialogue going on.  Not only does that have to change, but so do your ideas about thinking that WHO your sponsor is, matters.  It doesn’t matter at all, and you’ll only come to find that out later.

If you’re just starting out, or if you’ve been struggling you may not fully understand this. Your sponsor does not matter.  Signing up with a top earner, does not mean you are going to become a top earner too. They may not teach you everything they know, or may have cut corners. Most often, top earners tend to be great at signing up people who are greater at sponsoring than they are!

Did you catch that?

They’re not always ‘the best’ at it, but they know how to attract ‘the best’.  People have different skill sets and that is why Teamwork is so crucial in network marketing. This is not an individual sport, here, success happens in groups. Oftentimes the success of the group, or lack of it, will impact your individual sponsoring production. To put it more simply, if you’re working with a team that is producing results, you can attain similar or better results, just because you are part of that team. The more involved you are with that team, the more likely you’ll benefit from the overall team success.

Sponsoring in Network Marketing is ‘actually’ a teamwork thing ….

Please Review the network marketing training we Provided, which includes Videos on “The Importance of Trust” and “3Ways”

Out the gate I Let you know that ‘if you cannot sponsor people it’s because people don’t trust you. No Trust = No sales.”  As an individual you can ‘only have so much trust’ with others. But when you are part of a ‘partnership’, your ability to build trust with others goes up!  Especially when you dive deeper and use the ‘skills’ we teach within the network marketing industry.  That skill is Edification, a Tool that will Transform your Results in MLM – Edification will help you build ‘trust’, so that you can begin excelling at sponsoring in network marketing.

You actually have to get good at saying GOOD things about other people, and allowing those people to say Good things about you. This ‘good press’ is how a lot of Top earners end up with random people signing up with them. I know because people do this with me. However that’s a huge mistake!  Don’t ‘impulse sign up’ with me, or anyone you don’t really know in network marketing.  Always go back to the person that referred you, because it helps ‘maintain trust’ and respect in the network.  It’s also how we all make money in this space.  When you or I violate that ‘trust’,  we endanger the future of our organizations.

When a Team respects the Network, and shows respect for the Business Partnerships already in place, in the long term, that leads to a team that is even more productive! We can all win together, and together we can all achieve more (Than we could as individuals) – Join our Team via the One MLM System today! (if a team member sent you here, ask for their link to sign up!) Thanks!!

 

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