By now you know my story–formerly shy, broke, young kindergarten teacher, turns million dollar earner in Network Marketing in four short years! Thanks to the hard work of our team of rock stars, by the age of 29 I became my company’s first 6-figure MONTHLY earner, and we’ve mentored many 6- and 7-figure earners on our team who drive free cars, and are enjoying luxury trips to fabulous destinations! Our greatest joy is seeing lives changed: through the power of our profession (with the opportunity it provides), and the power of the rewards (time and finances we can give to others in need, as we start our own foundation for children!)
How We Started
When I started my business my only initial desire was to earn an extra $3,000 per month in case I lost my teaching job. My mom and I were the first consultants in the company, so we had no upline leading us. Having been a product educator formerly for our company we did what we knew how to do—we began selling a lot of product! This was great because I was earning a few hundred to a thousand dollars residual income. I was happy with the results that came from my part time efforts, and my mom (my upline) loved it because she was making a great residual income from my sales too! We felt like we were on to something—and that this business opportunity was our “best kept secret”! I committed to continue selling products! We eventually “saw the light” through reading success stories in Networking Times of leaders earning six and seven figure incomes. How did they do it? They all built a team to leverage their efforts and increase their income! When I made the shift from just product sales to adding in power prospecting for the business– I watched my check more than double in a matter of months, and skyrocket from there!
Price of the Promise
What is prospecting? Webster’s Dictionary defines it as looking for GOLD. Prospecting is the process of talking to people, in hopes that you will find some who are interested in joining you on your products or in your business. In the process of these conversations, you’ll “sift through” a lot of people to find a few who will join you. Then, you’ll have a lot of people join you, of whom will work at varying paces—keep in mind, it only takes a few power partners to change your life! That’s your “gold”! Remember–you may have to talk to a lot to find those few—kind of like sifting for gold. If I told you that you had 4 gold bricks in your back yard, would you continue to dig until you find them? Sure you would!
I’m living proof of this concept. I’ve been sifting for a long time. I’ve probably talked to thousands of people since I started my business 5 years ago. I’ve had over 100 join me. I have about 30 people working this business at a moderate pace. As of today, I have 10 top leaders in our plan at this time, and of those about 3 people who account for a good majority of my income. What happened to the rest? Some order product, some occasionally promote, and unfortunately some decide the timing isn’t right for them. As with any profession, there is power in working through your odds to find leaders and pace setters It takes a lot of “sifting” until you “strike gold!” You never know what people will do–or who they will lead you to.
Is it a “Numbers Game”?!
I’ve found the same stats and percentages to be pretty similar industry wide.—as it relates to how many you must personally talk to, and sponsor before you strike gold. I was asked on stage at a major industry event last year, with the #1 earner of his company, my friend, Jordan Adler. He brought up several top earners of different companies, with different products and payplans…some of us having a few years experience in the profession, some having over 20 years. He asked us each how many people we’ve sponsored and of those how many account for 80% or more of our income. The results were very similar.
We’d been in the business anywhere between 5-25+ years. We sponsored anywhere between 50-100+ over time. Most of us had 80% of our income coming from anywhere between 1-3 legs, tops!
The major growth of your organization will probably be tied to just 2-3 people too. But you never know what your personal set off odds will be, and how many conversations you’ll have, or how many people will join you before you find them! So get ready to talk it up! The more people you share this with, the better your odds of finding your power partners!
I’d like to leave you with an inspiring story on this New Years of when I “struck gold” New Years Eve, four years ago…
The Story of the $50 Million Dollar Woman
4 years ago today– Susie Sheftel said YES, and changed my life, and thousands of others! What a POWERFUL way to ring in the New Year!
Here’s her story (there’s a lesson to be learned by all!)
I personally brought on board a woman in time shares who I used to lovingly refer to as “Negative Nelly” as she really didn’t have a positive outlook on her business or her ability to reach out to people. She wasn’t willing to make phone calls or do events to find prospects for her business. One day, as a last minute resort I crafted an email that she could at least send to her contacts. It found Susie Sheftel on New Years Eve! (all the more reason you should be prospecting today!) Susie read the email, and being an entrepreneur, she immediately recognized the power of our profession. On December 31, she was introduced to me on a 3way call with her soon-to-sponsor, who at the time was my personal partner. Susie immediately saw the vision and enrolled on New Years Eve…what a way to toast to new beginnings! Unfortunately Susie’s sponsor got discouraged that she had only enrolled one consultant. She decided that this wasn’t for her, and she quit.
A few short years later, her team of one (Susie) grew into an incredible team that spans across the entire country. In fact, it’s one of the fastest growing teams, and one of the largest legs in our company. Many team members are driving beautiful free cars, earning amazing incentive trips, and incredible incomes. In fact, Susie moved into her dream home on the water in Boca Raton. Can you imagine if Susie’s sponsor stuck with it? She could be experiencing the same time and financial freedom. When you think about it, Susie’s sponsor’s “set of odds” were pretty good– her first team member ended up being a multi-million dollar producer!
Per the advice of my friend Richard Brooke, today, I’m renaming Negative nelly to the $50 million dollar woman. She started this business at about age 30. After taxes, and with conservative investments, and not even taking into effect organizational growth over time, that’s what she could have earned if she didn’t walk away. Proof. You never know what people will do, or who they will lead you to. As I toast this New Year’s Eve, I toast to Susie for changing my life, and thousands of others. Susie’s group accounts for a good chunk of my team!
What are your odds?
Here’s the lesson: your success is directly related to the degree to which you are willing to work to find others like yourself who are committed to succeed. Would you be willing to hear uncounted “No’s” to sign up 100+ people until you “strike gold” and find 3 million dollar leaders like I did? I hope you will. Of course it would be easier if you knew the odds up front.
But here’s the catch: You have your own set of odds and you won’t know what they are until AFTER YOU’VE SUCCEEDED. So if you haven’t found your “power partners” yet, you can either give up and assume the business doesn’t work for you, but somehow works for others…or recognize that you are working through your own numbers. Give your business the time it takes to build big! Be relentless. Don’t quit! Go for the GOLD!
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About Sarah “Rockin” Robbins:
SARAH ROBBINS is a kindergarten teacher turned 7-figure annual residual income earner in network marketing, and is considered one of the world’s leading network marketing consultants. Now in the top one percent income bracket of all women in America, she began part time with no business experience and had achieved 6-figures per MONTH by age 29. She has been featured in many of the best-selling books in the network marketing profession, and is a sought after speaker at the top events in the industry. As a speaker she contributes unique insights on success, prosperity, leadership and network marketing topics, and is fulfilling her lifelong dream of helping others. You can receive her FREE VIDEO for MLM Success HERE: http://sarahrobbins.com/free-video
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