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David Wood Doing What Leaders Must Do

Quick Shout Out to David Wood – That had to be tough; losing his right hand man, and yet still having a movement to lead. No, I am not part of Empower Network – but I’m on the mailing list. This is just a shout out, an acknowledgement to LEADERS who have to do what they have to do; regardless of who comes with them. EN hit a dip in Mo; Lots of their Leaders have left. But David Wood responded with new emails going out to the list; New calls; Gonna be honest, I didn’t even look at the recordings – nor did I read most of the emails – but I recognize the Effort of a Leader.

I mean, that had to be tough when Dave’s partner quit; They set out to do something; ‘together’ – and one of them had to go a different way. But, like a real leader, David Wood has remained with the ship; like a real captain – The ship will sink or swim; with him on board.

I respect that.

Since launching the 1mlmsystem in 2012, I too have been confronted with these kinds of decisions. Even before we launched, my co-founder was focused on programs over the team; In the past 2 years I’ve had several people sign up with me, claim they understand the vision; and once again were more about the programs; than the team.

In spite of me saying, over and over and over “it’s about the team, not the company” – or “loyalty to team over company” – person after person has continued to Place Company; over Team. Today, I ran into an awesome Video/Sermon from Bishop T.D. Jakes – his stuff seemingly is always on time for me.

He spoke on many things, namely leadership and the kinds of things leaders deal with. Take a few moments and listen to it here :: Leadership: T.D. Jakes On Doing Something New – Whenever we are doing something new; we will be met with challenges; like the very ones I’ve faced over the past 2 years. We will have people on our teams who are not there for the same reasons we are there. It is all part of the process – and as a leader we MUST embrace that. We must realize that leadership involves conflict – it involves moments where you must say things that others may not like. I like what Bishop T.D. Jakes says here; We must build and battle.

Leading a 5th Wave Organization is New – It’s not something other people even understand for the most part. So the challenges we’ve faced; I’ve expected them; There will be more around the corner as we move forward. I say … BRING THEM ON!

In 2015, I am not playing games – I’m ready to battle; while I continue to build!

I did Fire a Warning Shot – Some of you have already found out; Al King is not playing games in 2015. TNG is the way – those who are working with the team, but are not FOLLOWING the directions are always more than allowed to do as they would like to do. In fact, that’s always what I say.

I lead leaders.


Leaders are ok with following other Leaders though…. (David Sharp was absolutely following David Wood; which you’d know had you watched my video “Did David Sharpe Steal EmpowerNetwork From TopNetworkersGroup?“) –

If a person cannot follow a leader; they are not ready for TNG.

As We teach – leaders are followers first!  Business Partnerships include one leader and one follower. The follower must learn how to lead from the leader. This is not up for debate. This is how things go….

Just as David Wood needs ‘leaders’ to follow his lead to make EN Successful, TNG also needs leaders to follow, to make our movement a success.

When I first set up the one mlm system; a lady named Jackie signed up early. She praised me, the system, the calls – told me about her history – how she joined too many programs in the past; was all over the place; never really followed through; and that now She was ready ……… then about a month later she ran into Ocean Avenue.

In 30 days she went from Loving the One MLM System to declaring that O.A. was the truth; and she would be focused on that; b/c the One MLM System was ‘too much” – So ……. I tested her to see if she was learning; asked her to break down the recruiting process; She did not know step One.

Rather than admit she was lazy; and was not learning – she blamed the system.

I called her on it; She got mad; and called me Names.

This comes with leadership though; this is what David Wood has experienced; David Sharpe too; This is the message T.D. Jakes had for me; and other leaders – that not everyone is with us for the same reasons; that we must be ready for conflict – to even be attacked and insulted by the very ones we are seeking to help.

—————— Sadly people are often immature in MLM; because the world we live in does not prepare people for MLM; We live in a society that creates immature people:  this is why our politicians are so childish; This is why so many marriages end in divorce; This is why we can’t end racism; We are spinning on a ball full of Childish people; who point fingers and blame ———–

Well none of that will be tolerated in 2015 with TNG.

If you get on the ship; Decide NOT to follow what we teach; You’re welcome to get off the Ship; Just keep your mouth closed about how The Ship doesn’t work. It works. It works for those who DO 100% of what they are asked to do.

MOST people do 1% … or 5% …. or 10%

That won’t work here.

I will be following David Wood’s lead – sending out a bunch of new emails; We already have redesigned the homepage for the One MLM System; a new homepage is coming for TopNetworkersGroup; I will continue to do what Bishop T.D. Jakes suggested in his sermon on leadership; I will build with one hand; and battle with the other.

Learn more about  The 5th Wave in this Educational Video from TNG

4th Wave vs 5th Wave Mentality

It’s a mentality really.  4th Wave vs. 5th Wave Mentality is the big difference between those of you who are Ready to work with TopNetworkersGroup – and those of you who are not.

What is 5th Wave Mentality?

To answer this question, we have to dive into Wave 4, Network Marketing In The 21st Century by Richard Poe. I had the good fortune of reading this book back in 2001, when I was still pretty new to MLM. I found the book was exciting actually – it told me about the history of MLM; but it also talked about the Future.

In an entire chapter dedicated to where Network Marketing was headed in the 21st Century, Richard Poe discussed the 5th Wave. He talked about how the internet would transform literally everything about industry and that is exactly what we are witnessing. Right now we are in a transition period – from the 4th wave, our biggest and best era of MLM so far – to the coming 5th wave.

The Next Era of MLM will be our biggest ever – Everything about how we approach MLM is about to change. TopNetworkersGroup has been preparing you since 2010 and frankly it would be foolish if you to work with any other team; who is just now starting to get ready for what’s around the corner now.

We are the First 5th Wave Network Marketing Organization and our One MLM System helps make it possible for us to do what we have been doing. However, the future for us is very bright. Behind the scenes we are working with programmers (for the first time ever) to increase the privileges for our Leadership Ranked Members  and also to restrict access; to training information, programs, and other levels that New Team Members, Customers, and leads are just not ready to see.

In other words, our system which is set up to perfectly Sort people – has gotten better.

The future is bright. Up to this point that is what we have been sorting for more than anything else – People with 5th Wave Mentality – people who will place the Team over the Company. This means that they will continue to work with us, to promote our message, our system, and build THIS organization – because they realize that programs WILL come and Go; and that having a Large Network enables a person to take full advantage of what’s out there.

The way we approach MLM – we want to do something about only 10% of the industry making money; We want it to be 15% – and then 20% – and then 25% – we want to gradually change the perception of this industry; While making it possible ‘for the first time ever’ – to have Stable incomes.

Do You have 5th Wave Mentality?

Easiest way to know if you have this mentality is this. Do you work with a team or not? 5th Wave is very much about Teams over Individuals. You’re not a brand, you’re a distributor of products or services, for a network marketing company. You can ‘one up’ that by saying you’re Part of a team, a group; and now it becomes more about what your team/group is doing, than your ‘network marketing’ company….

Are you Moving With The Cheese? (buy Who moved My Cheese)

4th wave mentality folks are still pushing that ‘loyalty to One company’ message. They’re saying you can’t ride two horses with one saddle. The 5th Wave mentality says, Get a Stagecoach.

5th Wave Mentality (Stagecoach)

Are you prepared for the Future?

If you’re stuck following that ‘one company’ mindset, getting talked out of juggling multiple opportunities, in a System like ours, then you’re not prepared for the future. Your company/business can go out of business – at any time; Just as many of the companies we had In our “stagecoach have.

Are you Working With The Right People?

Most likely not. As I look around the industry today (*updating this with new content as of 2/21/19 – including this sentence) – I see more and more people Leaving Network Marketing. People are spending a whole lot of money on things they do not need. They’re following ‘training’ that does not work. Training, being the most important aspect of Network Marketing … 

If you’re not working with the right people, it will be detrimental to every aspect of your business building efforts. Are your leaders recommending books to you to read, educational, motivational and inspirational videos to feed your mind, so you can take on this mission?  Most people are working with leaders who want them to ‘buy leads’ and ‘take shortcuts’ instead.

We will take you through the ‘wilderness’ the right way. If you’ll trust us, together we can do phenomenal things in the 5th Wave of Network Marketing.


Get Started – Sign up for our One MLM System; and let’s find out if you have what it takes to be one of the few who will lead the Change – taking the MLM Industry into the Next Era;; the 5th Wave!