Cold Excuse

frozen feet

Happy Easter Everyone,

For those that follow my blogs, you will notice I didn’t write my usual weekend blog last week. The reason was simple. I was tired!!

I was out looking for reps every day, I probably only managed 10 names, zero of which signed up. For the last month I’ve been signing up at least 5 per week, which I am more than happy with. Last week though, it was so cold, I think it zapped all me energy.

At the end of the week, Friday, I slept. Saturday started as usual, Tesco etc etc……..

Jen was buried in the F1 which seemed to run and run and run. I decided to read a bit about networking on the internet, my way of chilling as usual. I came across a free e book, of course before down loading it, I checked I wouldn’t be caught up in some sort of scam. I downloaded it!!

I watched a video linked to the book too. I cringed through the first part of it, thinking, ‘’that’s me, that’s me.

After the F1, I passed the ebook to Jen to read through (as you know, by the time I reach the second sentence, I’ve forgotten the first- stroke related), she made bullet points for me and I implemented what she had read so far……..

Monday arrived, off I went prospecting to Newport with Mike Ashfield. We got diddly squat and frozen feet.

BUT………………..when I got home, I checked out my weekend work, only to find I had 3 leads, that’s how my week continued. In all, throughout the week, I got 15 leads through my new system. Seven of which started in my business this week. I’m so looking forward to next week now.

Of course, I will still be out looking for leads the traditional way, trying to sign up 1 rep per week. However add that to the leads I got with my system, I could be in double figures EVERY week.

In case you were wondering, the book I read is on the right of this page. Check it out!




Why & What?


If you don’t know WHY or WHAT you are starting a home business for, then WHAT is there to FOCUS on?  What will make you get out of bed, what will make you turn off Jeremy Kyle or Homes Under the Hammer in the morning?

So you need a WHY or a WHAT and you need to set goals to accomplish these.

 Why Set Goals?

Goal setting is used by most top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all different fields of life Setting goals gives you long-term vision, something to focus on, your reason for starting your business in the first place. It focuses your acquisition of knowledge, and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life.

By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you’ll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. You will also raise your self-confidence, as you recognize your own ability and competence in achieving the goals that you’ve set.

Starting to Set Personal Goals

You set your goals on a number of levels:

  • First you create your “big picture” of what you want to do with your life (or over, say, the next 10 years), and identify the large-scale goals that you want to achieve.
  • Then, you break these down into the smaller and smaller targets that you must hit to reach your lifetime goals.
  • Finally, once you have your plan, you start working on how to achieve these goals.

This is why we start the process of goal setting by looking at your lifetime goals. Then, we work down to the things that you can do in, say, the next five years, then next year, next month, next week, and today, to start moving towards them.

As an example –

My goal was to pay off debts that I had, followed by a couple of foreign holidays every year, and financial independence. It’s fair to say, we have reached my initial goals – Jen, my wife, has even given up her job to join me in the business.

Next Goal, A BIGGER one, is to BUY a new house, mortgage FREE.

How Will YOU Do it?

You need to look at the compensation plan, work out what you need to reach end goal. You may need 150 reps in the first year in your team. Blimey, I will never get that!!!!

Yes, you can. Break that 150 down. I want my 150 by year end; break that down in to weeks, then days.

150/52 = 2.88 reps per week. That’s great, less than 1 per day. Doesn’t 1 rep every other day sound better?

Working From Home – Starting Out.


When you think of Network Marketing you probably have an image in your mind of what network marketing (also known as direct sales or multilevel marketing) is all about–housewives buying and selling Tupperware while gossiping and eating sandwiches, sausages on a stick or a high-pressure salesperson trying to convince you how easily you can become a millionaire if only you and your friends and their friends and so on would buy and sell vitamins shakes, dustpans and brushes and lipsticks.

Both of these images couldn’t be further from the reality of network marketing. It’s neither a hobby nor a get-rich-scheme but an opportunity for you to earn money running your own part- or full-time business.

But what does it take to succeed in this industry?

Choose wisely. There are six key elements you should be looking for when choosing a company to work with.

STABILTY – how old is the company?

PRODUCTS – will consumers use the products on a regular basis? Do you believe in them?

THE PAY PLAN – be clear about, how much you can earn, how often you are paid for selling your products. How much you can earn from your team members.

INTEGRITY OF THE COMPANY – Are they successful, what is their experience in network marketing? Do they have a good reputation?

MOMENTUM and TIMING – Where is the company going? Is it growing?

TRAINING & SYSTEMS – is the training easy to follow, if any? Are the systems given, easy to use?