February 2006

Cover_2006_February Introduction by George Madiou

This month is all about The Business of the Business— the ups the downs, the ins and outs. If you really want to build a business, check out our contributor’s input this month. The more you know about the business of the business, both yours and your company’s, the stronger your legacy can be. Enjoy February’s issue! George Madiou

Features

Everyone's a Salesperson by Brian Tracy

No matter what level of selling ability you possess, by continued practice, you can become better, and the more effective you are at selling, the more successful you will be in every area of your life. Sometimes I ask my seminar attendees, “How many people here are in sales?” It’s interesting...Read More »

So That's How Network Marketing Really Works by Tom "Big Al" Schreiter

Distributors want guidelines, and they will appreciate a simple, clear approach to building their businesses. It is up to you to provide that simple, clear approach. Once you understand the rules of how networking really works, it gets easier. You can then: • Locate more qualified, interested prospects, • Avoid painful rejection...Read More »

Articles

Nine things more important than capital by Jim Rohn

Here’s the secret: Capital— the kind of capital that is more valuable than money and that can secure your future and fortune— and you lack not the resources. When starting any enterprise or business, whether it is full-time or part-time, we all know the value of having plenty of capital (money)....Read More »

All About Network Marketing— Report #7 by Mike Lewis

When you change the way you look at network marketing, the way network marketing looks will change. The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. This report is written with the intent of addressing some of the issues that cause so many network marketers to suffer fear, anxiety and...Read More »

The People's Franchise by John Milton Fogg

Now is the time of best investment for greatest returns in network marketing. It’s like having the chance to buy gold again at $49 an ounce! “I would rather have one percent of 100 people’s efforts than 100 percent of my own.” — Andrew Carnegie I’m going to be telling you about...Read More »

Network Marketing: If it's so good how come so many people fail? by Jillian Middleton

When we don’t give ourselves and our downlines these basic business tools we have chaos— and chaos has never been known to be a friend of business… or a desirable life. Ever feel like you’re trying to give away a virus rather than answers to some of life’s problems? It’s crazy...Read More »

Network Marketing and the American Dream by John Milton Fogg

Luck-of-the-draw lottery… or determination and hard work? This in-your-face Upline® editorial is nearly 13 years old (March, 1993). Is it true — still? Does it matter? Did it ever? For you to decide… Why do we lose so many once-upon-a-time network marketers? Why is the attrition rate so very high in our...Read More »

Setting priorities by Brian Tracy

Six ideas that you can use, every day, to help you set priorities and keep you working at your best. In 1970, sociologist Dr. Edward Banfield of Harvard University wrote a book entitled The Unheavenly City. He described one of the most profound studies on success and priority setting ever conducted....Read More »

Get your hands off my downline!!! by Spencer Reese

When a raiding situation arises, the parties should look to the legal framework to ascertain their respective rights and obligations. If God had been running an MLM rather than delivering the Jews from Egypt, the first of the Ten Commandments given to Moses would have been “thou shalt not steal thy...Read More »

Stories

Art Burleigh by John Milton Fogg

His organization has more than 150,000 distributors who have moved over $93 million in product sales and taken home over $55 million in commissions so far. How did you first learn about and get involved with network marketing, Art? I was in my garage on a hot August night laying on...Read More »

Michael Dlouhy by John Milton Fogg

Once he was sold on network marketing, Mike decided to become a student of the industry. In a two year period he joined over 100 different companies and began figuring out how and why this business really works and doesn’t.  When did you first learn about network marketing? How did...Read More »

Lori Andersen by John Milton Fogg

What’s a husband and wife team of top-flight critical-care medical professionals who want out of the 50, 60, 80 hour a week hospital rat race to do? Get into network marketing and add another 40+ hours to their work week! How did you first learn about and get involved with network...Read More »

Kathi Minsky by John Milton Fogg

What do you do when you’ve built an organization of 24,000 people, you’re at the top of the pay plan with a six-figure income and the company goes out of business? Why, join Shaklee and become the fastest growing leader in their history. How did you first learn about and become...Read More »

Columns

The Business of the Business by George Madiou

Working on yourself is the best thing for your business. You can build a great business but it will only happen if you start with working on yourself. What is the business of the business? The core is YOU! You will determine the success or struggle associated with your business, no...Read More »

It's All Good by Maran Banta

Enjoying good times with friends (many of whom just so happen to be business partners) celebrating their joys, whether it was getting new customers, or signing up new distributors or getting a new grandchild, that’s the kind of stuff I want to dominate my life. Thoughts are things and we create...Read More »

It's Time... by John Milton Fogg

The transformation of the business formerly known as MLM  My next book. I want to know what you think. The working title is: It’s Time… The transformation of the business formerly known as MLM This is an important book about intelligent network marketing… authentic network marketing… network marketing as it should...Read More »