One of the most important lessons I learned from Mark Yarnell was the importance of turning pro two hours per day. He claims that in network marketing there are amateurs (about 95%) and there are pros (about 5%). The pros make the big bucks and the amateurs make very little.
The major difference between the pros and the amateurs is that the pros spend focused time every day (at least two hours) to build their network marketing business, whereas the amateurs don’t.
The moral of the story is that you can be a pro (top earner) in network marketing with just two hours of work per day, as long as you work smart! If you REALLY want to make money with your MLM Business you must be willing to commit two hours per day (every day) to build your business. These two hours of work must be FOCUSED and CONCENTRATED work on specific tasks. Those two tasks are retailing and recruiting. In other words, you must continuously share your products and business opportunity with others, on a daily basis.
He suggests that you turn off your technology and work the phone for two hours every day. Try to call or contact at least 30 people EVERY DAY to share your products and/or business opportunity with. Eliminate all other distractions and focus only on the activities that actually put money in your pocket (money producing activities). He claims that if you do that for one year you won’t have to worry about money ever again, and if you do it over a period of a few years you will be extremely wealthy. I AGREE.
My take away from this lesson is that you shouldn’t fool yourself. If you really want to succeed in network marketing you need to look at what everyone else in the industry is doing and then go and do the complete opposite. You must spend as much time TAKING ACTION to build your business as you do thinking about your business. Most people have these two things reversed. Most distributors spend a lot of their time dreaming of making it big in network marketing, but they never roll up their sleeves and actually do the work.
I personally think two hours a day is a very small sacrifice for financial freedom. Additionally, I think you can be a pro at ANYTHING if you do it for two hours per day, every day. For example, if you worked on your marriage two hours per day, how great would it be? If you exercised for two hours per day, how fit would you be? If you studied a subject for two hours per day, how much knowledge would you gain? And if you seriously worked your MLM Business for two hours per day, how successful would you be?
Before I close out this post, I would also like to take a moment and give you a few things you can do to be a professional network marketer. These are things I do consistently and highly recommend:
- Learn everything you can about the industry
- Don’t come across as desperate, needy or pushy
- Have confidence and belief in yourself
- Work on your attitude
- Always treat others with respect
- Be a student of your business and the industry
- Get good at asking questions and listening
- Master your time management
- Create good habits
- Establish a daily routine
- Find a mentor
- Be committed, persistent and consistent
- Do something to grow your business every day
- Make a long term commitment to your company and the industry
At the end of the day, you can either be an amateur in the network marketing industry or you can be a pro. The amount of money you make in this industry will be determined by which one you choose to be: an amateur or pro.
I highly suggest you MAKE THE COMMITMENT to work your network marketing business two hours per day, at least five days each week. Spend that time working the phone and sharing your products and business opportunity with others. Focus on retailing and recruiting. And remember, if you do what everyone else does (nothing) you will get the same results that everyone else does (nothing).
What are your thoughts on going pro in network marketing? Do you think it makes sense to spend two hours per day building your network marketing business? If not, what do you recommend? Leave a comment and tell us what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.