Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Real Reason that People Quit...

This seems like a very simple question that can be answered by a few typical/obvious answers:

They quit.
The didn't plug in.
They didn't participate.

Whichever it is, they quit.

What you should be asking yourself, or maybe know about yourself, is WHY...

Why didn't they follow through, while others do ?

When I learned the answer to this question last night listening in my Shaklee University site, it was very sobering...

Not only did the reason behind their results come into the open, but the reason for my recent spat of success has become apparent.

So what is the answer, the secret, the end all answer?

Why do most people fail when only a selected few succeed?

Drum roll.....

Those who do succeed have a CORE DESIRE to do so.

"Desire...your right Chris I've heard that 100 times from my upline. 'Just look for those who desire to make money and you'll do great. blah blah blah... Everyone I have ever talked to desires to make more money and it hasn't made any difference so far."

And you are absolutely right.

The difference is in their level of desire.

The only time anything gets done in your life - When you follow it through to completion with a sense of urgency, is when you desire to accomplish that goal at a Core Level of 100 on a scale of 100.

You must accomplish it. It's part of you, it completely consumes you.

It dominates your thoughts above and beyond anything else each day and all day.

These are core desires, and the people who really achieve any notable success in Network Marketing, have that accomplishment as a core desire.

They are the ones who you see on stage and hear on training calls.

That is the "secret" to success.

If reaching your goal, whether to pay off your credit card debt, buy a new house, a new car, save money for retirement, or fire your boss, if it is not a core desire, and not attached to your network marketing business, you WILL NOT succeed. Period.

The sad truth is that most people in this industry did not buy a business, they buy hope, a dream, an unattainable goal to them.

And this hope is NOT backed by true desire.

A career in Network Marketing ( no boss ever) has been my core desire since I was 16 years old when I started my first job as a dishwasher.

I didn't want to work for a paycheck that I had no control over. If I worked 100x more than everyone else, I'd get paid the same as long as I did it in the "40 hour workweek" that everyone else was.

Guess what, that didn't get me anything. I busted my butt while others didn't do anything and no more recognition was given to me.

That is when I decided that I wanted to be able to control my own paycheck. I've spent money on learning about how to be successful instead of going out to the bar with my friends or spending my money on things that wouldn't further me in my business.

The desire to never work for anyone else again has been a dominating force in my life, and it's the reason I wouldn't give up or "throw in the towel".

What this means is that my success was 100% guaranteed. It was no longer a question of IF I was going to be successful, but when...

And that is exactly why people you sponsor quit.

Don't get upset or mad at yourself over it. 80% of people who join you will never sponsor more than 1 rep or customer. Most people simply don't have the desire to be at a level of 100 to accomplish their goals through their business. They just bought hope in order to quiet the little voice inside their head that keeps telling them they need to make a change.

Once they buy into the business and don't make $1,000 in a week, they justify that their change "doesn't work". This is what the "opportunity seekers" are. That is exactly why I don't spend money on leads.

Such a tragedy. People sure are funny aren't they?

So my question to you is....

What is your desire level to achieve your goal through network marketing?

Is it at 50? (like most people)

Is it at 80? (still not enough)

Is it at 90? (nope, still not enough)

Or is it at 100? ( The only true level of desire that WILL produce results.)

You should be able to tell pretty quickly...

What do you do daily to build your business? How many books have you read on the industry? How many conference calls are you on each week? How many people do you talk to about your business each day?

What would you be willing to give and sacrifice to succeed?

I hope the answer to that question happens to be "whatever it takes", because I can promise you that in the end.... it's worth the sacrifice.

So how can you tell if your prospect is going to succeed or fail from the FIRST phone call?

Easy... Ask them the question "So which books are you currently reading on self-development and marketing?"

Anyone who is SERIOUS about being a successful Entrepreneur will be able to name at least one book that they are reading, if not more!

Those who can't answer this simple question are really just kidding themselves.

So, what my question for you is...

What books are you currently reading to better yourself? Are you truly committed to success in this industry?
If you don't have an answer to this, then this industry isn't for you. Face it, just go back to your 9 to 5 job and work for a paycheck that you have no control over.

If you want to make a change, message me back.

Christopher Aaron Hughes

Monday, June 16, 2008

Tax Benefits From Having Your Own Home Business

Let's talk about one of the top benefits of Owning Your Own Home-Based Business.

Tax Incentives.

Many people overlook this very important benefit but it can make a huge difference for you come Income Tax Day. Running a business out of your home can save you up to $5,000 or more on your taxes every year even if you don't have success!

Here are just some of the things you can write off:

--- Your business start-up costs
--- A portion of your house payment or rent
--- A portion of your utilities
--- Car expenses
--- Travel
--- Meals
--- Magazine subscriptions
--- Child care
--- Telephone bills
--- Postage
--- Office equipment (need a new computer?)
--- Software
--- Bank fees
--- Your Internet service

The list goes on. Many of these things you have and pay for anyway. But now that you can operate a business from home, they become a tax write off.

You can even pay your kids to work for you and write it off. Now that's a smart way to save for college.

Of course you'll want to consult your accountant as laws vary from state to state, country to country and year to year, but I can promise you this: having a home-based business will help keep more of your hard earned money in your pocket instead of The Tax Man's.

Seriously, we don't understand why everyone doesn't start a home business? It must just be a lack of education in this area.

Get educated, it's worth a GUARANTEED $3,000 to $5,000 a year in tax savings or more...

Here are the tremendous tax advantages from our business and you can instantly have them too:

I realize it can be a big decision to start a home business. But, please don't hesitate to email or call me if you have any questions or just want to discuss options.

Until next time.

Did you know that you can start getting all these tax advantages just by getting started for $29.95? Click here and get started or call me and we'll help you get set up.

Your paying more taxes than necessary. Let's change that starting today!

Christopher Aaron Hughes is a Home Business Leader and you can reach him at 607-821-7129