006: Lead, Follow Or Get Out Of The Way

006: Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way

What does it really take to be successful in network marketing?  With over 45 years of experience in network marketing, I've seen what leaders do to become successful and to stay at the top.  I've also seen many people try to take shortcuts to the top and they never work.  In today's episode I discuss the importance of developing your leadership qualities.  The only way you can be successful in this industry is by helping a lot of other people along the way. Some of the topics I tackle in today's episode: Are leaders born or are they made? Team building is critical to success, but teamwork includes being a team member not just trying to be the leader. Why it's important to learn how to mentor others and to choose good mentors for yourself. What are the qualities and characteristics of a good leader. Why you should identify your strengths early and learn to develop them. Listen, listen, listen! Get your ego out of the way.

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7 Reasons To Be Positive About Millennials

7 Reasons To Be Positive About Millennials

Say the word Millennial and you’re likely to get a wide range of emotional responses. Talking about this generation is about as divisive a subject as politics or religion. Whether you love them, hate them or are indifferent about them, you can’t ignore them. Millennials are the generation born between 1980 and 2000 and like it or not, they are our future leaders.  Much has been said about their weaknesses, so I won’t delve into them here. I’d rather point out some of their strengths and therefore reasons we should be optimistic about our future in their hands. What are their strengths? Collaborative Even though Millennials stress individuality, they know how to work on a team due to their schools assigning them group projects and their involvement in their community. Being part of a think tank or team is expected in many work environments, so Millennials are able to jump right in and be comfortable with the process. Educated Their schooling is more rigorous than what their parents/grandparents experienced due to continual technological advances, the latest information at their fingertips and global competitive expectations. Therefore, they come into the workforce armed with a wealth of knowledge to contribute to their…

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005 : Fail Forward

005 : Fail Forward

What does it really take to be successful in network marketing?  With over 45 years of experience in network marketing, I've seen what leaders do to become successful and to stay at the top.  I've also seen many people try to take shortcuts to the top and they never work.  In today's episode I discuss how failure is essential to success.  If you haven't failed at anything then you have really never tried to do anything or your lying to yourself. Some of the topics I tackle in today's episode: How to overcome and ultimately learn from failure.   Why challenges and opposition are essential to success. Overcoming objections, rejection and fear. How to be more tenacious in going for your goals. The importance of understanding risks and rewards. What kinds of actions will guarantee failure in network marketing as well as what you can do to have better success. How failure has shaped my life and given me valuable experience to help me succeed more often

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Finish : Book Of The Month

Finish : Book of the Month

I’ve chosen Jon Acuff’s new book Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done for my November Book of the Month. Many people are great at setting goals and starting projects, but have a hard time finishing. According to studies, 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. Jon Acuff observes that one of the obstacles to meeting your goals is not laziness, but perfectionism. We’re our own worst critics, and if it looks like we’re not going to do something right, we prefer not to do it at all. I featured Jon Acuff’s book Start as one of my Book of the Month books earlier this year. I like how this book completes the circle. So pick up this book and finish those goals you started earlier this year. Summary The strategies in this book are counterintuitive and might feel like cheating. But they’re based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants. You might not guess that having more fun, eliminating your secret rules, and choosing something to bomb intentionally works. But the data says otherwise. People who have fun are 43 percent more successful! Imagine if your diet, guitar playing, or small business was 43 percent…

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Is Technology Destroying Your Relationships?

Is Technology Destroying Your Relationships?

Our world has tremendously benefitted from the development of technology. Medical and scientific advances, business process efficiencies and increased profits, global marketing/communication, more effective education and increased innovation are just a few ways technology has enhanced humanity. On the other hand, technology can negatively influence our life. To just name a few - disconnecting from the physical world can lead to lack of exercise and therefore obesity and poor health, lack of social interaction/human connection, a warped sense of reality, anxiety and poor self-esteem due to comparison, overload of information, shortened attention span, constant distraction, and a sense of isolation potentially causing depression. Instead of spending time in person with family, friends and business associates, we just email, text or instant message them. It may seem more efficient, but we ultimately end up talking with or seeing others face-to-face a lot less. Yes, most of us use technology to get our work done which is necessary. However, how much time do we spend surfing the internet, reading and posting on social media, watching videos and movies for sheer entertainment etc.? Now don’t get me wrong, I love to watch a good movie now and then and I understand the need…

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004 : Go To The Top Through Personal Development

004 : Go To The Top Through Personal Development

What does it really take to be successful in network marketing?  With over 45 years of experience in network marketing, I've seen what leaders do to become successful and to stay at the top.  I've also seen many people try to take shortcuts to the top and they never work.  In today's episode I talk about the importance of personal development as an ingredient in a successful career in network marketing and in life.  Some of the main points I talk about are: Habits and routines Goal setting Time management Entrepreneurship mindset Character development Creating your own Manifesto

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003 : Ken Encapsulated

003 : Ken Encapsulated

Today's episode continues with the second interview in my Legacy Series. I cover a lot of ground in this interview, however, my focus is mostly on what makes me who I am at the core.  I'm often asked what makes me different or what someone can do to duplicate the success I've enjoyed throughout my career.  I'm not really different from most people; we all have similar struggles in life - ups and downs. If we learn to trust in God, work hard, be honest and keep moving forward, things seem to work out. Here are some of the things we cover in this episode: My beginnings as an entrepreneur The role that my wife Linda and the rest of my family play in my life How losing my son impacted me Lessons learned from a failed company How I came to know God Habits, hobbies and movies My advice to entrepreneurs on how to succeed And so much more    

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The Power Of Habit

The Power of Habit

Aristotle said, “we are what we repeatedly do. Success is not an action but a habit.” I have always been a staunch believer in the power of good habits to become successful.The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business combines scientific research, personal life-stories and journalistic interviews to demonstrate how habits affect why we do what we do. I believe that anyone seeking self-improvement will find this book helpful to understand more about the way their brain works in setting good habits and changing or eliminating negative ones. Summary In The Power of Habit, investigative reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.  Taking us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses,…

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