Welcome to the Team Building Series.
Anyone who knows the story of TopNetworkersGroup understands that it’s a story ‘in progress’. This is a story that is not yet fully written. It is unfolding day by day and you are either watching it happen, or you are part of the story. Many characters have come and gone, but as of this date, heading into the 2nd month of 2015, we are still searching for the core leaders who will lead this team.
*update 8/31/16 – Read our Latest Entry on This ‘theme’ – Intelligent Marketers Wanted
(Original article below!)
In this Team Building Series, we are going to discuss several important team building topics. Starting with The Right People – this installment, the introduction, which will first show you how we’ve been addressing this topic; up to this current point in time.
When you have the right people, trust flows. We’re going to speak on that in detail in that installment of this leadership and business training series of articles. After that, we will bring you How A Team works. Once again you’ll notice us drawing from and referencing previous articles – much of what needs to be said in this series, has already been said. But we want to help you put it all together, so that you can actually be an effective part of this movement.
First of all, you must understand our goal is to help more people in the network marketing industry make professional money. We define that as $60,000 per year – Or $5,000 per month. Everyone we know wants to make four figures per month; and not a single person we talk to is against 5,000 of residual income. But not many people in network marketing make this kind of money.
This is why, the first part of our team building mission, has been to find and identify The Right People. Oddly enough, One year ago I addressed this same topic. So things will be done much differently in 2015 – since we find ourselves in the same position as we were in a year ago. Watch Having The Right People on YouTube
I’m goingt to be more specific than ever before. I need people to do 3way calls with. When I broke away from the people I came into the industry with to create TopNetworkersGroup, I was doing so without other people. Going it alone is always difficult in network marketing. We all could use a little help, from our … business partners.
Sadly the business partners I had (before I left to form TNG) cared more about their own well being than the well being of the team.
This was always the case for me, even with my first Network Marketing company. While other uplines were constantly “crossing the stage” to receive production awards and recognition; OUR upline was no where to be seen; He even disappeared during the training events. Then he’d show up on the final day (of a 3 day event) and would speak to the team about how WE needed to do different things to help HIM get on that stage.
We have a saying in MLM which talks about the Right Way to approach Team Building; it’s “from event to event” –
So if your company is having 4 Major events during a year; you and your business partners can (and should) create mini-events in between – in order to build momentum for the BIG event coming up.
This is a simple idea but, 90% of the industry is NOT doing it.
A simple concept, business partners getting together to throw an ‘event’ – a meeting – an opportunity to share information on the business they are building together with others who are being invited to join; and help them build. But most people aren’t doing it. This idea of building a team, from one event to the next, is what spawned other formats; the home meeting, the coffee shop meeting; where two or more business partners would get together to promote and build.
Team building at its finest happens when two more more leaders know what to do; and do it. If a bunch of business partners get together, but do not know What to do – then it does not matter if they throw a bunch of events; I can honestly say that I’ve worked with business partners who didn’t know what to do; but agreed to participate in events. Their, not knowing what to do, made the entire events ineffective.
Knowing what to do is a Big Deal.
We spend So much time talking about Training, not only here at TNG, but throughout the MLM industry. Open your eyes and look around. There is an over abundance of information on ‘what to do in mlm’ – on the internet today. It wasn’t like that when I got into MLM in 1999, and we didn’t get YouTube till 2005; so this EXPLOSION Of information has happened in really just the past 10 years.
Imagine how much MORE information is coming to us in the NEXT 10 years.
What always accompanies information however, is Misinformation.
This is always the case; Even back when I was coming up in the industry (My First 5 Years in MLM) – there was plenty of misinformation floating around then too. BUT, the information that worked, obviously worked – and there was no point in debating it.
We all knew what worked and what did not. Most people were too lazy to go and get the information because, you always had to go and get the information. None of us could sit and home and stream information to ourselves from the couch back then. You had to sacrifice to get the information.
We all had to go search out top earners, and learn directly from them, with no fast forward button.
However over the last 10 years – not only has a lot of information hit the internet; a lot of misinformation has come out as well.
In other words, the vast majority of business partners I’ve had team up with me in TopNetworkersGroup were operating on misinformation, ‘thinking’ they knew what to do; and not realizing how difficult they’ve made network marketing. They don’t realize that a lot of the people giving out misinformation can make money from SELLING them false information.
In other words, when the information was PURE; they only made money if YOU made money. So the information they gave you, back in those early days, was always accurate. The information I’m talking about, is that Old School Information. That’s why it’s the truth. We Have that Correct Information.
Today, people SELL You a funnel, or a system, or a sales package of dvd’s; and they make their money off the front end. Whether the information they gave you is accurate or not, no longer matters. it matters to you; but not to the person selling it!
So when I talk of ‘Having the right People’ in this important Team Building Series – I am specifically talking about having people who have the Right Information. This brings me to the One MLM System. It’s main purpose was to provide people with the accurate information. Over the past 2 years, the vast majority of people who came through the system either chose not to watch the video training, or watched it and chose not to apply.
I say this, because I did not perform one single 3way call during all of 2014.
If we’re going to talk about this topic, it cannot be done without talking about 3way calls. We created a page that is Part of the 1mlmsystem Tour – a Free MLM Business Training page where several videos can be seen directly talking about the importance of 3way calls.Several training videos inside of our System; and inside our Leadership Training Section all speak on how vital 3way calls are to team building – and Yet, in spite of so much training on the topic, none of the people who joined our team, felt they were important.
I understand why this is the case.
Most of the people who’ve worked with TNG have literally no MLM experience; and the information they’ve gathered is mostly misinformation. There are actually plenty of people who train against the usage of 3way calls. They are telling distributors that they can do this without the help of others.
All you need is a lead capture system.
All you need is to Brand Yourself.
You are the leader, and you are the one everyone will follow;
Even if you don’t have the information.
Because you have branded yourself.
And you have a lead capture system.
You’ve got emails to send out.
That’s all you need.
You don’t need a partner.
This is a huge mistake that so many people make.
These ideas are poisonous to network marketers.
I came across a video today from Randy Gage which helps bring home some of what I’m attempting to say here. Randy Gage is one of the all time top money earners in the history of network marketer. He is a teacher of teachers and a trainer of trainers. So when he is speaking on a topic, it’s not ‘misinformation’ – Please listen, and then be sure to finish reading what is being shared in this Team Building Series.
This video is nothing short of powerful when it comes to team building.
It talks about distributors who seek to always be ‘first’ – when a new mlm company comes out. They believe in the Saturation Myth; and believe that the grass is greener on the other side. I didn’t set TNG up because I thought the grass was greener. I knew this would take work; that we would need some gardeners. It was going to require some people who understood what Randy Gage is talking about here.
To build a network marketing organization – a team – you Must involve an upline expert. Just as we’ve spoken about on this blog, it takes a REAL Business Partnership – a Leader and a follower. Two Leaders cannot Build a Team. There has to be someone leading and someone who is following. We are yet to find the people, who are willing to follow.
This first crop of Followers, will be the first Leaders of TopNetworkersGroup.
They will be our first Directors; Our first Vice Presidents.
None of that happens until we find a few who are willing to do the right things, the right way – let me speak more directly, while referencing some of the points by Randy Gage.
You cannot successfully bring people into TopNetworkersGroup without them talking to me. I’m the guy with the vision and I am the guy who’s guiding the ship. Skipping steps in the process actually harms you more than helps. Attempting to build a team without me (your upline) isn’t a wise move. You can try to copy this system and you can attempt to build by leading with a program, rather than the system; you can even brand yourself and use lead capture pages, and email auto responders to send out messages; but you cannot be successful without me (your upline).
That comes off sounding like I am full of myself when that is not the case. The case is, that’s just how network marketing works!
We All need that Support ‘line’ that we call an Upline in this line of business —
Top money earner Randy Gage just got done talking about it. He would never think of building a team without an upline. Yet, without naming names, 100% of the people I’ve personally brought into TNG, have decided to ‘attempt’ to build without theirs.
They have chosen not to set appointments over the phone; nor through our live office – they have chosen not to use our Production Worksheets, which help them take an organized approach to team building. This isn’t because they are bad people, they just do not realize how important it is…
The good news is, our system has everything you are looking for – and if you are willing to be part of our movement, you will inherit what others took for granted. You will get instant access to the RIGHT information to build a team. But, to build that team, you must apply the information. I look forward to working with the next wave of people who come through our system. I also look forward to giving you the next parts of this Team Building Series.
Thank you for reading this –
Al King, CEO & Founder of TopNetworkersGroup.com –
Chief Educational Officer for 1mlmsystem.com
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