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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

Why People Say No To Network Marketing

I don’t want to beat around the bush. I’m going to tell you Why people say no to network marketing. Are you ready …. ? The answer is … Conditioning.   It’s that simple, and that is why you are never going to get ‘through’ to some people.  In network marketing, if you are in a company with professional training, you will be taught to Sort. Too many people in network marketing however, are not in good MLM Companies, and do not work with well trained teams.  So unfortunately they are being taught to ‘sell’… which does not work, with the MLM business model.

That’s where people start talking about being scammed by network marketing.  They’re ‘sold a dream’ instead of reality, and ‘sold’ into buying tools to build a house of cards.  It’s because someone, decided to sell rather than sort.  When you are sorting, you are going into the ‘process of recruiting’ without getting emotional over who says yes, or no.  You’ll find people who are ‘looking for’ what you are offering to them.  You aren’t in the convincing business, and aren’t getting your feelings hurt by rejection.  This is a mental level that people have to work to reach.  It does not come natural to most people. (See our 1mlmsystem Training Information now)

Especially for anyone who’s like me, and has competitive fire burning inside.  When someone says no, or makes ‘fun’ of your income opportunity the instinct is to ‘win’ that encounter.  You won’t ‘overcome’ conditioning…

why people say no to network marketing

That too, is why people say No to Network Marketing. The people who are making fun of your opportunity are ‘also’ trying to win that encounter. Instead of recruiting, you’ve gotten yourself into a contest. Unfortunately because of the conditioning I mentioned earlier, nothing you ‘say’ is going to ‘win’ them over.  Let me give you an even more insightful understanding of what I mean by conditioning.

I’ll summarize this : The other day I shared a ‘well known example’ on my facebook…. which I put in quotes in case it isn’t well known, to you.

4 monkeys in a cage:a Ladder with a Banana at the Top;

Every time the Monkeys climb the ladder they get a Tremendous SHOCK!

After all 4 have been SHOCKED several times, they learn to stop climbing the ladder.

1 monkey is replaced with a New monkey who’s never been shocked; but when ever he attempts to climb the ladder the other 3 stop him!

Eventually that monkey stops trying, and another monkey is replaced – once again the New monkey attempts to climb, and all 3 monkeys (even the one who’s never been SHOCKED) stop him until, the new monkey no longer tries to climb.

After a while, all 4 monkeys have been replaced.

None of them attempting to climb the ladder.

None of them know why.

related: The Parable of the Symphony

As it turns out there were five monkeys, but you’ll get the drift.

This is why people say No to network marketing. They’ve been conditioned to look for a job, and not to own the job. SO many people throughout our society have been trained to associate ‘pain’ with recruiting. Even the idea of being rejected, is something people have ‘learned’ to identify as a bad experience. Truth is, rejection is a great experience.  It helps you identify who you can make money with, and who is just a distraction.

When people say No to your network marketing opportunity, let them go.

Your ‘job’ is to sort for the people who want what you have. In order to find those people, you don’t have time for contests.  When people have been conditioned to say no to strangers, they’ll say no to a business opportunity as well. It does not matter how great the opportunity ‘sounds’ to you. To them, the banana looks a lot different, and it’s just not worth it.  They’ve been conditioned to avoid the pain.  Work With TopNetworkersGroup – Get started by Joining our Email List and signing up for our Team building “System” – the One MLM System to Rule Them All. 

Being Right Isn’t Always Easy Or Profitable

One of the books most of you will learn about along your journey in MLM is “How To win Friends and Influence Others” by Dale Carnegie.  It’s a classic novel which really does go into depth on how to win people over to your side. One of the major methods is to simply never tell people that they are wrong. People never like to be told that they are wrong, and when we tell them they resent us.  I’ve honestly never been able to get around that one.

I know it’s true, and yet when People join my team who do things wrong – I have to tell them.

If I don’t tell them, they’ll continue doing it wrong and MLM as a whole will continue to suffer. So will the overall vision of TopNetworkersGroup. How can we ever become the kind of team I envision for us, if we all refuse to do things ‘the right way’?

It’s a difficult challenge because Entrepreneurs are so independent in their thinking.

MLM, while a great vehicle goes against the fiber of many of their beings.  They’re not looking to be coached or told what to do. Sadly many don’t even want help with ‘how’ to do things they’re doing now. Rarely do any people look for someone to guide them on doing what they do, better.

So here we are. TNG has a great vision, and tools to help a team accomplish the goal.

But the right people are still not reporting for duty.

Quick Comment from Facebook — a platform I don’t really recommend.  Especially for network marketers who are a bit more outspoken.  Yet, in spite of all our efforts to tell marketers about other social networks many have remained on Facebook. Most aren’t making money there either….   I was right, and they resent me for it.

I was right about MLM too. Still am. I told those ‘who listened’ that people aren’t doing MLM right. The last 3-5 years, I’ve watched so many GOOD and talented people who could have been wildly successful in MLM quit – because the ‘forces in the industry’ are too big, too great, and far too overwhelming for them to ‘hear my message’ ……….. They can’t even grasp the sh*t I’m on in this MLM Space; They’re still putting PROGRAMS over PEOPLE …. They’ll never get what MLM was supposed to do FOR people. So they’ll never get MLM; not on the level they should; which means they cannot PASS on MLM to others; Not the way it should be passed on. Too many “Misrepresentatives” outchere … #TNGForever tho – My ship doesn’t sink; I own the boat.

What else are we Right about?

Who are the “Right People” for our Team and for MLM? – (They are the ones who have read the books listed in TopNetworkersGroup Episode #1: MLM Sucks Right Now) –  frankly we are still sorting to find you. Most of you are just not ready to put your ego aside and allow someone else to tell you what to do.  We’ll tell you what words to use, but you have to use those words and not words of your own. We can give you the websites to use, but you have to use our sites and not sites you make on your own.  Those two tasks alone, disqualify so many people.

But that’s due to a huge misunderstanding of MLM. This is not an individual sport. It’s not an industry for you to showcase your individual talents or ideas off. Your job is not to come here and reinvent the wheel, it is to learn how to make the wheel turn. What you learn, is the wheel turns when you and OTHERS put your hands on the same wheel, and go at a pace that pushes your “Vehicle” down the road…. whatever vehicle it is.  The programs are the vehicles, and they only matter if you know how to DRIVE!

 

GoFundMe is Network Marketing

I know a lot of people using GoFundMe who won’t get involved with Network Marketing. But, GoFundMe Is Network Marketing, which is the crazy part! People often fail to see it this way however.  Usually, there is some heartfelt cause associated with their plea for money.

I’m not here to talk down on the idea of using GoFundMe though.  It is an ingenious way for people to take care of people. It is an example of how society really should function. My only problem, is with how people are. People wait until an emergency, to ask others for help.

People spend, not nearly enough time, getting ready for what ‘might’ happen. When people like myself and others who work with network marketing opportunities; they snub their nose.

Once again, I won’t talk down on GOFundMe. However lots of people using GoFundMe for emergencies, will not hesitate to say something negative about Network Marketing. Ironically, GofundMe is network marketing at it’s core. It is word of mouth marketing. It’s a person reaching out to their friends, and family, and their social network, to ask for a favor!

Using GoFundMe is asking your ‘network’ for support.

At it’s core, that is what network marketing is all about. It is about asking your network to support you, in your business efforts. When we are asking people to Invest in BitCoin, Or Try out a BitCoin Based Opportunity – we’re literally challenging the status quo of the world’s economy. For the most part, our economy functions off the backs of other people It’s a system where big corporations make large amounts of money, while everyone else fights for the scraps.

fighting for scraps

Through Network Marketing, we have a chance to change all of that.

We do it Simply by asking our friends, families and social networks, to try out OUR Daily Fantasy Sports website, rather than the “corporate owned” DFS sites, like DraftKings. When we are doing network marketing right, we’re asking people to try out our site, or tell people about our site so that we can grow that company.

Imagine if all the money flowing into DraftKings, was going through a company where you and your friends or family were positioned to get a piece of it. Imagine getting that piece, every single month.

Then, Imagine working together to grow a network that generates enough money to where you won’t need to use GoFundMe to ask people to help you bury a loved one, fix something around the house, get a surgery, or any of the absolutely serious things that happen to all of us in life.

I do not want to make light of the fact that emergencies happen.

However, it’s literally irresponsible for me not to mention that anyone who’s been following this page, or anyone involved in network marketing, but has chosen to ignore that person – BUT you’re willing to use GoFundMe… you are quite possibly, a network marketing success story waiting to happen.

gofundme is network marketing

For some odd reason, you don’t want to ‘get rich off of other people’ – but you sure don’t mind using people for a few dollars in a crunch. Well, perhaps if we stopped giving all our money to the top 1%, we the people could redirect wealth back into the hands of the people. Perhaps that would make too much sense though….. but as usual, most people are already doing it. GoFundMe is NetworkMarketing, people just aren’t doing it right!

If you asked 10 people to give $10 per month, to this program we promote – they would then be encouraged to do the same thing. When they find 10 people, who also do the same thing, together you all can grow a “network” that produces over $10,000 per month.  If you really work together, you could help 100’s or even 1,000’s of people earn 4 to 5 figures per month. You could literally save lives.

You could act Now, Rather than waiting till it’s too late!

Thanks for stopping by. Get started with the Network Marketing Industry today!

Using GDI For Business Building Purposes

If you’re not using gdi for business building purposes but are in the home business industry you’re making a huge mistake!  Regardless of how many social media websites you’re using to promote your business you should always have a website that you own. That is primarily what makes using gdi for business building purposes an intelligent decision.  Global Domains International (or GDI for short) has been in business since 1999. They are essentially a website and domain hosting company. I realize that may not make sense to everyone reading this so, just in case you don’t know what those are let me explain.

A Website Hosting company is where my domain, Topnetworkersgroup.com is ‘hosted’ – we pay them a fee each year for an internet address that I can easily send people to for information about my business(es). The files on my website are also hosted (stored) by a company that I pay to make those files view-able on the internet (The world wide web).  So when we talk about using GDI for building a business, it’s not different from what most business owners are already doing right now. I personally got into the web design world in 2004, and so I have an advantage that most home business owners do not. All of this makes sense to me!

What should make sense to you is that you NEED a website!

However you may not want to put up with all of the complex angles that are involved with having one. That is where using GDI will benefit you – making it simple to set up and run your business. For those of you who are entirely unfamiliar, check out the original video from 1999.

At $10/mo to run a business this is a steal. What I like people to do is not to focus on the MLM/affiliate side of this. Having a domain name, and a website gives you the ability to do so much. Starting with the phpBB that is included with your web hosting.  These are powerful tools for growing a community that loves your product or service. In fact, what IS your product or service? If you already have a product or service that you’re selling via social media, you can start selling it via your own website today.

That’s because like several web hosting companies in the marketplace today, you also can set up a WordPress Blog on your hosting account.

While there are several user-friendly content management systems available today, wordpress is one of the best! It’s popular because of it’s simplicity and flexibility.  You can literally sell anything you’d like using a wordpress blog. They are easy to customize with a wide library of selections in the free wordpress theme store. Also free plug-ins that are easy to install and activate can transform any wordpress blog into a full fledged website! You can even accept visa and mastercard payments and sell literally anything direct to a consumer.

In other words, you don’t have to rely on affiliate commissions.  

Using GDI To Build A Business

Let’s say you make T-shirts. You can sell them directly to consumers using gdi as your business building platform.

The money you can make from referring others to start using gdi as well, is secondary.  However that income can also become very powerful, especially if you’re already part of the network marketing industry and have a team. As you know, any business can go out of business, and relying on an MLM Company just isn’t smart. GDI is not an mlm company. They just use it as a way to get more people to use their hosting company. Again, we can be intelligent here or not.  We can rely on one stream of income or seek out multiple streams – the choice is ours.

If you’re building a business from home now, and you’re not using GDI, I want to invite you to check out even more reasons why you should start, today!

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