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Been On A Long Walk : Leadership Challenges

Some leadership challenges are all too common.

Big reason why I’m a fan of Game of Thrones, is they often deal directly with leadership deficiencies in various Characters. Robert Baratheon, the King we first meet when the story begins, is a great warrior, but a terrible ruler. He’d rather leverage all of the day to day duties to others. This, was his downfall as King. People he entrusted with power, saught more power for themselves. They conspired against King Robert, and plotted for his downfall.

Leadership Challenges you and I to always pay attention … never take your eye off the ball.

If you’re on my official email list for Topnetworkersgroup, recently you got an email from me that was important. It talks about how I’ve been on a long walk.

This is a quote from John C. Maxwell, and also refers to a blog post here on “It’s All of it” – about leadership, influence, and asks ‘who is following you?”

“If no one is following you, then you are just taking a long walk.” – John C. Maxwell

The text of my Email read:

I’ve been taking a long walkLong walks are good though, it helps to clear the head….

On this long walk, I have noticed ‘what and who’ people are following, instead of me. What people follow, fails them. Yet I don’t feel bad because they made that decision, to follow the frauds, the scams, and the short cuts – Instead of me.

This long walk has helped me get clear on who and what I need on my team; I often ask you to unsubscribe, and will do so again because if you’re on my list and we’re not working together — WHY ARE YOU HERE —- ?

…. The long walk continues.


Leadership Challenges us to be Honest with ourselves, and those we lead.

Being honest with ourselves, can be difficult. After seeing how many people were signing up for my system, who were not ‘completing’ sign up steps I had to be honest. Is my system as ‘simple’ as it needs to be? Do I just not have the right leaders to build this team with? If so, is it up to me to find The leaders I need?

All of these questions, I have asked myself, on this Long Walk.

I’ve been meditating on it all, and the answers have come. Knowing what I need to do, and doing it, are two different things. This is a challenge that all of us can probably relate to. We know that ultimately to build our businesses, we must make contact. Waiting for people to come to us (Attraction Marketing) can only go so far. For those who, like me, believe in more hands on approaches, let’s have a serious discussion today.

Visit a system I’m proud to recommend; let’s partner here and discuss what Else we can do together.

MLM Industry Statement from TopnetworkersGroup.com

I’m a veteran of the MLM industry. Joined in 99′ and my ‘first tour’ went into 2004; after 5 years with my first company i decided to start my Own business, building websites; using most of what I learned in my first company I was able to acquire customers and build a few solid streams of income. Then in 2009, I got a phone call from my old ‘upline’ and got the ‘bug’ to get back in the game; It’s crazy how much Changed in a few years. During my MLM hiatus (2004-2009) I began studying Internet Marketing; learning from cats like Stephen Pierce and Matt Bacak; I was using landing pages, and auto responders – and thought ‘man this would work so well with mlm’ —- A guy named Mike Dillard did what I was “thinking” about doing…. he merged the two and created an entire industry …. of idiots.

Today, most people in the MLM Industry are relying entirely on technology;

the MLM Industry has too many Robots and not enough Professional People
No human touch; the business model was never intended to function that way. That’s why the Positive press that was starting to emerge on MLM has gone entirely away; Everyone hates it now. … again …

I feel that’s because most people’s introduction to “Mike Dillard’s version of mlm” lacks the Fundamentals to understand he combined TWO Separate Business Models into One; and while people are learning a lot of great internet marketing concepts; They’re learning NOTHING about network marketing; to the detriment of the entire industry.

Attrition rates are higher than ever before. People are making even less money; The throne is open …. the right team of well trained individuals will take over this industry and help it rise to the position it should be at in our society; we actually ‘should’ want to empower one another, instead of corporations – but ‘getting there’ requires an industry of ‘representatives’ who fully understand what they are doing.

The longest distance between any two points, is a short cut; and right now MLM is filled with short cut mentality; I’m currently on the look for 3-5 Leaders who want to run with me; but as usual, not all who apply are qualified;

In 2010, I realized the industry had changed; I realized we were entering the 5th Wave, just as #RichardPoe predicted; I started getting ready. In 2012 me and a business partner launched the 1 mlm system  – but we were not on the same page; The page I was on, and still am on, is “Team over Company” — my partner however, decided to Focus on a Company; that went out of business – which was the entire point of NOT focusing on a company;

When Two “leaders” of a team are not on the same page; the rest of the Team won’t be either.

So I cannot have ‘founders’ that wanna do their own thing if our mission is to be successful. No more “Broke Man Plan” types who come into my system to “steal” my ideas and ‘try’ to use them for self. No more “Prosperous Rhinoceros”  types who wanna ‘try’ to use concepts I teach, to write BOOKS to sell ,that misquote me – No “Retired MLM Vets” who Call Me up to pitch me on My 1mlmsystem, as if HE came up with the very idea I Just shared with him. (all True Stories; Names changed to cut down on Drama)

Way too much nonsense out here; but it’s all good; Those folks helped me learn that ‘some things’ need to be protected until a proper leadership team is assembled. This new video goes into why the MLM industry needs what we have to offer. That will only be possible, when we have identified the right people to build with. The Rich Man’s Plan will help us find those individuals. Are you one of the people We need?

The “Live Office” is back; new and improved; to help me with sorting people properly to ensure I’m building ‘with the right people’ – This message is going out to the official list in a few minutes; going up on TNGforever ::: the right 3-5 people are in store for are life changing journey; and we will bless the lives of all who align themselves with us ….. Here’s to the future!


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Al King, CEO & Founder
TopNetworkersGroup.com

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 –

 

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