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Shark Advice On Failure (Daymond John Instagram Post Inspired)

Would you like some Shark advice on failure?  Meaning, would you like to understand a huge lesson on failure, from a super successful business mogul, like Daymond  John?  If you’re smart your answer will be absolutely yes! Only an egotistical person would pass up on gaining knowledge and insight from a person who’s done what you’re seeking to do.  It happens, surprisingly and people miss out on good lessons all the time, because of that ego. What’s wild about this Instagram post I found on Daymond John’s page is how great the timing is.

I’ve been wrestling with a few things, if I can be honest with you.

Almost, second guessing myself, on whether or not I was ‘wrong’ to blame the people who signed up for Crazygood, for it’s failure. I Did that though, with all good intentions to be totally honest with those that were following me at that time. However I will not lie to you, I do feel that many took that the wrong way. I’ve written about how I needed to have the right people on TopNetworkersGroup to pull it off. I think the people who ‘were’ working with the group, took offense and became even ‘less involved’ than they were (which was not much at all).

Yet in so many ways, I Do believe in pruning the tree – so dead leaves falling off, is important for the Growth of the tree.

Now, I’m looking at this Fresh start;  and yet, still wondering if I was out of line to say, what I’ve said. Thank you Universe for confirmation, through several ‘mediums’. My messenger arrived in the form of an Instagram post, from one of NBC’s Shark tank OG’s, Daymond John.  He was sharing some lessons with his followers, of course.  In these images below, you’ll find his Advice on Failure. Would you like to know the 3 things he noticed, along his path. As you probably know, he’s started a lot of businesses, and not everything panned out.

Daymond John gives us Advice On Failure through this Gem of an Instagram Post

Some shark advice on failure

reposted to my own IG, with a quick message #TNGForever

advice on failure (Daymond John Shark IG Post)

like I said, this was on my mind. I feel like people took it the wrong way when I said it, but when they hear the same message from a shark, will it change their mind? (or yours?) – am I still wrong for speaking plainly about what it takes to succeed??

 

I absolutely wanted to make sure you read the image above first. In the second one you’ll see the advice on failure that I’ve been speaking of. Number three stood out to me.  If you’ve re-watched the new presentation for Topnetworkersgroup, you’ll hear me talk about this in the presentation. We learned, along the way, that we need the right people to really pull this off.  Too many people in MLM are ‘too independent’ in their thought process.  In network marketing, we need people who can adopt a group mentality.

Speaking plainly, we need more flexible people who are able to do ‘more than just one thing’.

Sure, be able to think for yourself, we love that. But also understand ‘when’ we need you to put your ego aside, so that together the team can win.  Most importantly, I hope you walk away with a better understanding of just how the ‘group’ can fail, because of individuals.  When we choose to act in ‘selfish ways’, we ultimately harm the ‘team’ we are part of. Most recently, we’ve seen this with UCLA and Liangelo Ball, who along with 2 other Teammates caused International News.

ucla players need advice on failure too

They were caught shoplifting, while on a good will trip to China. Without rehashing all of that, the 3 players are Key to UCLA’s success or failure this season.  However, they will possibly be facing up to a year suspension. This means that UCLA will not be as ‘good’ as they would have been with these 3 players. Instead of thinking about the team, these young men were only focused on themselves. They saw personal gain, and things they ‘needed to have right now’.  None of them were thinking about the long term consequences of these actions.  We all see this unfolding on a much smaller scale in the network marketing (MLM) industry all the time.

No, network marketers aren’t always ‘stealing’, but sometimes they are.  Uplines who ‘steal downlines’ are dangerous to the entire industry, especially their ‘network of partners’.  Their poor leadership can actually go on to cause the entire team to fail.  By setting a poor example of what it means to be a leader, that poor example duplicates.

It’s not always the Upline’s fault though.

A very popular past time of network marketers, is blaming their uplines for their own personal failure. Unless your upline is stealing your leads, they are not to blame for failure. An upline’s only job is to lead ‘by example’.   That’s it and that’s all.  They should be telling you what tools to use (because they use them), and what videos to watch (because they’ve watched them). Real leaders let you know what books you need to invest in, because they’ve done it too.   This is right in those 3 tips from the Shark himself!

Number One: I Didn’t do enough research on it.  I’ve been in Network Marketing for several years, and it does not fail that people I sponsor, are lazy.  They really aren’t willing to spend TIME on becoming good at this skill.  Almost everyone is in search of a quick dollar, and this is why the industry isn’t performing as well as it could!  In our One MLM System, there are hours and hours of training videos, but how many people watched those videos?

A lady who didn’t stick around long, actually told me, with pride “I finally figured out how to fast forward the videos!” ……

This is for the people who think I ramble as this blog post is coming up on 1,000 words. You’re fucking lazy. That’s why you’re a failure. Here’s my advice: Stop being so fucking lazy!

She didn’t want to sit through my videos, because she figured the ‘stories’ I’m sharing are ‘just to hear myself talk. Sadly, this is how most people watch Training videos.  They don’t just ‘sit and watch’ or ‘take notes’ and pay full attention.  They check their phones, jump on facebook, and multi-task while a training video is going on.   It’s a poor decision that too many people make, because they frankly lack the discipline to put off what they can get ‘right now’ for what they can have in the long run.

If you can put your phone down, and other distractions down, for at least an hour or two, you’ll be glad you did later.  But this requires having that ‘student mode’ mentality that people with large egos struggle to reach. So whether you take my Advice on failure, or need to listen to someone who you ‘know’ has made millions of dollars  – that EGO has to be out of the way. Otherwise, you’ll skip around and selectively ‘listen’ to what you want to hear. You’ll never ‘truly’ obtain the knowledge you need to succeed.

Take the time to do the research, which includes LISTENING to long training videos that ‘may’ be boring, at first.  When I was with LevelOneNetwork people would pay $500 for the SEO Training courses, and would not watch the videos.   Back when I was in DSDomination, people would sign up and, not watch the videos on Drop Shipping through eBay. Even with TheConversionPros I get people who sign up, and ‘don’t know how to set up a lead capture page’, because, you guessed it …. They won’t watch the videos.

Take the Sharks advice on Failure, if you won’t take mine. Stop being lazy, and get around the right people.

 

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

Home Business Education Matters Right Now

There is almost too much information available in the internet driven information age. Home business education matters more now than ever before. You see, the majority of society is taught to be an employee. That is how it’s been set up. We are absolutely born into The Matrix, and need to Free our Minds from the ‘digital prison’ we are in.

This prison fills us with myths, and mental limitations. When people are introduced to network marketing the mental obstacles are the toughest to overcome.

home business education

“I don’t like Selling” is a common rejection you’ll hear in this line of work.

It’s important to be okay with that, and to listen. People always tell you what you need to know. Your job as a network marketer is to listen and learn, to sort not sell. Most people have no home business education and, think they have to talk folks into stuff. That does not work. It only alienates a person and makes them run away from you.

Don’t guilt trip anyone into being your business partner, instead …. (sign up for Training to find out what we recommend!)

Knowing how to turn a NO into a quality YES that’s actually beneficial to you is only going to help you meet your financial goals. It’s also going to show that you value that person, when you respect their No, but instead make them feel like they’re still helping you. That’s one of many ‘skills’ taught to my Team inside of our 1 MLM System.

Let’s say for some reason you don’t want to be in business with me. That’s fine with me. TopNetworkersGroup has always thought about the BIGGER Picture.

So, you can and should also visit our home business education website, where you can be ‘part’ of our Special Business Education Community.

TopnetworkersGroup has always been serious about education. We have written about topics like, Smart Marketers Wanted, and more. Videos from the channel on Having the Right people, are all a frank conversation with you on building your team. You want to surround yourself with intelligent people if you can. The best businesses, are full of the best people. Through the SeekingAHomeBusiness platform you are invited to shine alongside smart business people. You’re saying, to all who visit that you also, believe in home business education.

You’re not a spammer with no skills who’s just going through the numbers are you?

How is that working out?

Have you read these articles from us on why It’s not Good?

Your relationships matter more than anything else in this home business niche . Your business will grow or fail, based on the relationships you build – or fail to build. Visit our platform today – and let us know if you’d like to Sponsor videos, audios, or even suggest Content. Be sure to get yourself a Home Business Owner Listing in our Directory while the prices are still Low!!

Why Business People Should Watch Sports

I’ve been making the case today for Why business people should watch sports over on my social media. It’s not a new topic for me since sports and business includes several entries detailing how I feel about this topic.  Business people can learn a great deal from watching sports.  I’d venture to say that many would have benefited even more from playing sports.  For some of you reading this, it’s too late – but you can still learn a tremendous amount from sports.

Tomorrow is the 2016 Super Bowl – and a lot of Mis-leaders in the MLM sector are telling their teams not to watch that game. They tell you that you should be making phone calls and looking for the next person to sign up – or out getting customers, passing out business cards and flyers. There’s a ton of business people who understand that Hard Work is required to be successful – and so I understand where these leaders are coming from. They want to express how important it is to put the work in, and to not be so quick to follow the crowd.

I get that.

I agree with that.

But, watching sports from the perspective of a student – seeking knowledge on how YOU can work harder; how you can reach your goals – is not following the crowd at all. The crowd is only concerned with their team winning the game. The crowd just wants to have a good time while the game is on – and while I certainly DO encourage business people to watch sports, I am not suggesting you watch ‘from the same perspective’ as others.

Perspective is everything.

For example, in the video below, do you see Obama congratulating the Golden State Warriors on their 2015 Championship (like.. is that all you see here?), or do you see Obama pointing out that the Golden State Warriors would not have won a championship, if each person on the team as well as the people running the organization, didn’t all play a significant role in this accomplishment?

Business People Can learn So Much from watching sports –

Here’s what I had to say over on Facebook just a few minutes earlier…

Should business people watch the Super bowl?

Shout outs to all my ‘leaders’ in the Home business (MLM) Sector telling their teams NOT To watch the Superbowl – that Those millionaires are already living out their dreams; that we should be Working because we want to reach that level too! (Misleaders) –

I’m a Different leader though; I encourage business people to watch the Superbowl to gain a better understanding of what it means to Work ‘As A Team’ To Accomplish Goals; None of the millionaires (and thousandaires) on the field tomorrow got there “by themselves” – They all worked with and functioned as part of a Team; as Awesome as Cam Newton is – He still needs that O-line – He still needs those receivers to Catch His Passes – He still Needs his Coaches and his Teammates to fill him in on the things He may not see – so that the right plays can be called And executed –

The other part You overlook is that Cam Newton didn’t ‘just start’ playing football; he’s been at it – “for Years” —— Too many of you MLM folks don’t want to put in the ‘Time’ To reach this Millionaire Level – that we are going to see In the Superbowl Tomorrow – AND – That is why you’ll NEVER Reach their level; It’s not because you Did or Did Not watch the game – It’s because you Failed to understand anything about HOW This Game Is Played –

You’re all invited to come work with the best – but I put people through tests first – If you don’t want to jump through a few loops, then great; you helped me weed out another lazy person who’s never gonna do what it takes to Win in Business – if you DO make it through all the hoops; I know I’ve got someone ‘with some potential’ — You still have to Show up for Practice (Training) and you Have to Execute Plays; You have to Play a Role On the Team – You can’t just be all about YOU —

‪#‎TeamOverCompany‬ = if the team is doing it, I’m doing it too.

‪#‎SortingProcess‬ = The process you take people through where people sort themselves (in and out) of business with you.

‪#‎DuplicationMatters‬ = Systems can be duplicated, people cannot

Business People Should Watch Sports

No one else on this team, has to try to be Cam Newton. That would be impossible. Instead, each person needs to learn the system – and how to play their role in the system.  When people get stuffy, or get upset that they are being asked to ‘play a role’ – they usually never reach their goals. Anyone who grew up playing sports knows what it’s like to have bad team mates.

What I left out of my facebook post is the fact that neither of the two teams facing off tomorrow, get there without Strong Defenses.

What if the defense for the Broncos was more interested in playing Quarterback – and being Peyton Manning instead of being a Strong Defense like their team needs?

Too many business people are doing this in their mlm business.

They aren’t playing ‘for the team’…

They just want to ‘pad their stats’ …

They will never reach the White House – they’ll Never be Champions.

If you want to be a champion; Your journey starts here

Also check out how you can Make Money on Sports

*Update from August 22, 2016 – We just saw the conclusion of the 2016 Rio Olympics and here are a few Observations!

Golden State Warriors Teamwork Level

Operating at Golden State Warriors Teamwork Level

In business we talk about the importance of Having the Right People on our teams. Here on this blog, I talk about how Teamwork makes the Dreamwork, how Teams Wear the Same Uniform, and the way the Golden State Warriors have been playing basketball, to start the 2015-2016 season, I am about to cut a Coach Or the Player Part Two Video any day now!

We need to be operating at a Golden State Warriors Teamwork level ….

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We need to get our heads around the reality that these young Warriors are winning with their Coach on the sidelines …

Not to say that the ‘coach’ doesn’t matter, but regardless of what Luke Walton says, so long as he doesn’t try to Change what’s already working, he’s going to more than likely, continue to enjoy these wins. Because the Golden State Warriors are comprised of players who admire and respect one another. All of them are talented and yet they each recognize the talent in one another. this is true, all the way down to the reigning MVP, Steph Curry.

As incredible of a ball player as he is, he’s got plenty of help.

They move the ball around and ‘share the work load’ from night to night. They look for the best shot. What they’ve shown all of us who are paying attention is that all of the ball sharing they do, doesn’t harm their leading scorer one bit. He’s off to another amazing NBA Season. He might even pick up another MVP.

That’s what I mean by this, Golden State Warriors Teamwork Level.

There are a lot of levels out here and there are a handful of teams in the NBA right now playing at, or around that level. Many people might argue all the Warriors are doing is patterning their approach after another very successful franchise, the San Antonio Spurs. Under the coaching of Greg Poppavich several players have experienced the benefits of teamwork, as they’ve won 5 NBA championships over the past 2 decades. They’re also contenders just about every single year…

One of the players who won 2 championships under Greg Poppavich, was none other than the injured Golden State Warriors Coach, Steve Kerr.

There’s no doubt that, between playing for Poppavich, after winning 3 rings under Phil Jackson, that Steve Kerr was prepared for the job.

In his first year, last year, He won a 6th Championship, 1st time as a Coach – and if things continue to go the way they are going; he could be looking at back to back rings.  Not a bad start to a career. It does help that he inherited a very good team. Put together mostly by Jerry West, and coached up by Mark Jackson, many of the players on the Golden State Warriors really learned how to ‘tap into their individual abilities’ first.

To me, the main difference that Steve Kerr brought to this team when he took over last year, was teaching them how to Play as a team.

 

…..and the LEVEL  of Teamwork That the Golden State Warriors are playing at right now, is So high, that the Coach doesn’t even matter.

Everyone knows what to do, when to do it, and they’re Doing it very, very well.

Historically well.

Because…

Playing as a team Matters.

Especially in Sports and Business as well.

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