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This year I have made it an object to read at least one book a month or more. I remember as I was growing up I use to hate to read, and felt as it was boring and never got nothing out of it. But as I got older I started to understand the power of reading and obtaining knowledge through books. Also not just a head knowledge, but a knowledge that I could apply in my everyday life.
Charlie “Tremendous” Jones said, “You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things: the books you read and the people you meet.”
The more you read, the more you learn. I believe reading will affect your behavior, teach you how to be a great leader, and also is great way to train and educate yourself.
Did you know that the average millionaire reads a book a month?
When I saw this, I knew that the decision I made was the correct one. I use to have a hard time getting time to read, but it wasn’t that I didn’t have time; I didn’t make time to read. I started to see reading as choice just like my health. We all have choices to make, and choices have consequences. These days we have made it so easy to read with services like audible, audio books and etc. So really the time excuse is out the window too.
When I say read don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about some science fiction book or suspense thriller. I mean good a book that is going to help you in your personal life, something that you can apply to your business, marriage, and etc. Start taking charge of the person you want to be come and all starts with a book.
Here are some books I have read and recommend to anyone who is looking for a good book.
Conspiracy of the Rich by Robert Kiyosaki
“The MBA courses I took trained you on how to take care of a company, not your life”
—Laura, Scottsdale, AZ (first online interactive book)
Tribes by Seth Godin
“This book has an amazing set of tools for leadership. I learned that leaders initiate instead of react or respond. Good stuff!”
—Suzanne Simms, Vice President of Affiliate Relations
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
“The Ideas presented in the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership are simple, clear, and easy to grasp—yet profound! It’s an enjoyable, easy-to-read book that is educational yet entertaining. Whether you are a recent graduate just beginning your career, or a seasoned executive, this book is worth reading… and keeping at hand as a leadership reference guide.”
—Tom Whatley, President, U.S. Sales, Mary Kay Inc.
Remember, leaders are readers, regardless of age or profession. What kind of leader do you want to be in this year? Start becoming it today!
So many times we get the prospect on the phone and we do such a great job of getting them to the info, but we forget the most important part after that so many times. We forget to add credibility to our story, and our product. Their is verse in the Bible that says that even Jesus wasn’t received in his own hometown, so if you are trying to convince your friends, family, and strangers about something your doing; you better be doing a 3 way calls. This is so important, and network marketing companies and trainers teach this in every company. Again “Facts” tell “Stories” Sell.
I wanted to wish everyone a happy Easter. I was thinking today about how we are so blessed to have this time with family and friends. Then I was thankful, because when Monday rolls around, I don’t have to punch a time card some where. I have been bless by the internet, and in the last two days I have had over 500 people to my site.
My Business Partner, which will remain silent at this time. We were thinking of something special to give away for this holiday season. A lot of people who are religious, or Christian as myself believe in the Life, Death and Resurrection.
Which is a symbol of New Life, you past from the old, and go to the New.
So we decided to bring new life in this industry and we are going to be doing some amazing this coming over the next couple of months. We are going to put together a blueprint for success. Now I know you here this a lot, but we are going to show you how to learn the Secret MLM Formula.
See my business partner and I have been in this industry for a decade, and they have been online for close to seven years and have achieve amazing results for many people in the industry. But now they want to bring that same success to you as a newbie, or you might be a online expert. But you want some serious questions answered on how do I do this? _____ you fill in the blank. Well we are the ones that can answer that.
SO this is what I want you to do, ask us a question below and we will answer for free. No matter how hard it is. Again I say anything. We will show that we are worth our weight in GOLD. Again there is nothing new out there, you just don’t know how to do it yet.
So stay tuned to this exciting course that will truly help you build your business from Zero to a Hero.
I hope you all enjoy this Holiday, and be blessed
Before I get started, let me say that in principal I believe we can all learn from each other, even if it is what “not to do”.
I also believe you can and should respect people as human beings, but totally disagree with what they are teaching and or their motives behind what they teach.
With that said, I was speaking last week at a very high end event. Most of the people in attendance were very accomplished network marketers.
A lady, who is at the top of here company asked me about a specific trainer and what he taught. My response was simple, he is one of the Top 5 trainers to avoid.
My normal answer is I don’t have any personal experience with that person unless they ask me about a specific concept or method.
However with this person, I have had personal experience, because at one time he was a distributor for the company I owned Nu Creations.
After paying him nearly $25,000 in comissions he charged us back over $1,000 on his credit card for products he received after we were forced to terminate his distributorship for cross-recruiting.
He has been thrown out of at least 5 companies I am aware of and it notorious for attending company conferences for the sole purpose of recruiting distributors into his “new deal”.
He purchased Jerry Clark’s awesome Colors training from us at www.MLMHelp.com memorized it, then started teaching it as
his own. I could go on and on, but there is a reason his “Mentoring is for Free” It is worthless and he is a classic example of someone who is only interested in developing a following. Like many trainers he has helped a few, but taken many to the slaughter.
Later on during the conference the lady came back and asked me, who are the other 5 trainers to avoid?
I avoided the question. I normally don’t express my opinion on this subject unless I am asked a specific question like:
How do you feel about what _________ __________ teaches about how to close prospects or ________ ___________ about developing rapport?
However, I have thought about this, and I think it is a subject that could benefit our readers so let me give you 4 general types of trainers to avoid without naming names.
#2 Anyone who is trying to teach you “how to do” that which they have never done. Always ask yourself, who is this person, what have they ever accomplished and why am I listening to them?
There are some awesome public speakers with great stories who have decided they are going to teach network marketers how to build their business.
They are very entertaining, but what they teach is fluff.
With all the “Attraction Marketing BS” being taught as THE SECRET to grow your business. The internet is full of “self proclaimed gurus” who are trying to “fake it to they make it”.
A trained eye can see right through this, we all know in our gut, if someone has actually lived what they are teaching.
#3 Anyone that was raised up and taght by Bill Gould of Equinox. They simply have a warped perception of what network marketing is, and are in to making money from training their downline and not into making money from the development of leadership on their team.
Their entire training model is based upon developing followers and milking their followers with seminar fees.
It wouldn’t be that terrible if the training in the seminars had any real world value. Unfortunately they are designed to create a “worship mentality within the attendees”, I could really spend some time here, but I won’t.
It is the closest thing to a “cult culture” that has ever existed in network marketing. Just do an internet search for Equinox & Bill Gould and you can read all the horror stories.
on a personal note, I have some old Bill Gould training on VHS that I think is fantastic. However greed and ego eventually over came his genius.
I have met a few trainers that were raised in this environment, that are value focused and really do have the best interest of their team in mind, but unfortunately they are the minority.
#4 Anyone who teaches you how to “close” your prospects. Network marketing is about developing leadership, sales is about closing. I have written a lot about this in the past, but anyone who is teaching closing skills to network marketers, really has a limited vision of what this industry & developing a team is all about.
#5 Anyone who teaches you to buy leads and pound the phones “dialing for dollars”. This is the fastest way to burn
out a new person. The best lead you can generate is always a local prospect who contacts you!
As with everything, there are exceptions to the above, but very few. I am sure to get some negative feedback regarding this post, but that has never bothered me much.
I know what I know and always welcome debate.
My focus always has been and always will be to make a difference in the business of hard working, dedicated, honest, network marketers.
You can send your thoughts or comments directly to Dale @ DaleCalvert.com but understand they may end up on this blog and they can and will be used against you and for the majority! :]
I just talked to Dale Calvert through a friend the other day. I was so amazed by his story, that I had to post his Bio below. Take a look at this amazing video and see the caliber of his genius.
Dale Calvert has been involved in the Network marketing industry since the age of 20.
Dale not only talks the talk, he walks the walk. From 1994 – 1998 Dale and his leadership team developed an organization of over 60,000 distributors and $120 Million $$$ in wholesale product sales.
Dale is know throughout the industry for his unified, duplicatable training systems and programs, including “Confessions of a Network Marketing Millionaire” & “The Power of a Dream”.
Dale has been working as a full-time trainer and consultant within the industry since 2000 and NOT associate with any particular MLM company. He is the CEO of Calvert Marketing Group, a training, consulting, coaching, and seminar company for the network marketing and internet marketing industries.
Dales rags to riches Success Story hasbeen featured in every industry publications. He also has shared with the MLM world his special insight into the industry in countless number of articles which he has written.
When asked what his greatest accomplishment has been in his career, he didn’t mention his homes, cars, or the other benefits and financial rewards which he has earned. his answer was quite simple.
“I see people better than they are, and in so doing a few become that which I believe them to be”
I believe most people die, never reaching their greatness, never tapping the God given skills and talents which they have been given. I believe that if people develop themselves first, the income and lifestyle this industry offers will flow to them.
This industry has allowed me the opprtunity to help many people grow, learn, develop and become better than they were before I met them. Being able to play a small part in the success of others is my greatest accomplishment.