John and Tiffaney Malott Seacret Top Earners: Six Lessons I Learned from Them

If you’ve never heard of John and Tiffaney Malott, you are really behind the power curve. They are some of the most successful and highly respected people in the entire network marketing industry.  I have TREMENDOUS respect for what they have accomplished and how they handle themselves.

As a quick disclaimer, I am NOT part of their team or in the same company.  However, I have watched most of their YouTube videos and followed their training for quite some time.  I recently read a great write up about them in Networking Times magazine and felt obligated to share some of the lessons I learned.

What I want to do in today’s post is share six of my favorite quotes from their magazine article. Each quote will be in bold and italics.  After each quote I will provide my own two cents on the topic!  Enjoy.

# 1 Success comes as a result of paying attention, learning from failure, and refusing to give up.

The little things do matter.  To succeed in anything you should be a sponge and seek knowledge.  Find mentors and learn from your mistakes.  Every time you get knocked down make sure you get back up.  Try to learn something new every single day and apply it in your business.

# 2 Our passion is what attracted people in the beginning and it still attracts people today.

You have to get excited.  Get excited about who you are, what you are doing and where you are headed.  This enthusiasm will attract others into your business.  It’s true, ignorance on fire is better than knowledge on ice.

# 3 Our philosophy is build locally, think globally.

Start recruiting in your own back yard with the people that you know.  As you work through your warm market your business will naturally expand into other towns, states and countries. So many people want to sponsor people long distance or internationally, rather than working locally.  I think that’s a big mistake.  The major benefit of sponsoring locally is that you can support and help the people that you work with.

# 4 To sustain duplication in your organization you have to keep a simple system that gets results.

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel.  Keep things caveman simple on your team.  Make the business so simple to do that anyone can do it.  Teach people how to work work their warm market, how to prospect, and how to use third party tools.  Get people plugged in to your systems, training calls, and local meetings.

# 5 The key to retaining team members is to provide a bigger mission for the team than the acquisition of a check.

People want to belong to something greater than themselves.  Creating a team culture is vitally important for the long term success of your network marketing business.  If people can get a sense of belonging by being part of your team, there’s a good chance they will stick around even if they decide to stop doing the business.

# 6 We’re glad we stuck it out.

Perseverance is very important to your long-term success in any business.  No successful business of any kind is built in a year or two. Anyone can start something, but you’re going to have to finish what you start if you want to become successful.  The bottom line is to be a finisher.

About John and Tiffaney Malott

John is a high school dropout turned network marketing success story.  Tiffaney grew up in a working class family, graduated college and served in the military.  They’ve spent more than 15 years in the industry and are currently the top earners in SEACRET. They are the ultimate network marketing professionals.   Check out their about me page.

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Final Thoughts

In review, these are six valuable lessons I learned from John and Tiffaney Malott’s interview in the May/June 2015 edition of Networking Times.  This couple is the ultimate network marketing success story.  If you are part of their team, consider yourself fortunate.

What are your thoughts?  What is your favorite quote from this article?  Leave a comment below to share your thoughts.  I look forward to hearing from you.


SEACRET and Networking Times are registered trademarks and I am in no way affiliated with either company.  Visit the Seacret website.  Visit the Networking Times website.

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Chuck Holmes
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10 thoughts on “John and Tiffaney Malott Seacret Top Earners: Six Lessons I Learned from Them”

  1. We’ve been learning in one of my courses about the role failure plays in success. The conclusion we came to as a class is that no success can occur without a measure of failure before hand. Getting it wrong gives you insight and perspective that then helps you figure out how to get it right, and often times do it better than you would have the first time.

    1. Diamond,

      I couldn’t agree more! People will fail because no one is perfect or has all the answers. Any owner who has started a business and became a millionaire will tell you that they have failed many times until they got it right. What I like about top leaders & speakers is that they share what they have learned to prevent others from making the same mistakes they have made, so that you can hopefully grow your business quicker.


  2. Chuck:

    I love what they are saying here! What jumps out to me is what they say about never giving up and having a vision statement for the team. So many times we give up and/or lose sight of why we even started in business! I know that I have done so in my career and it is a struggle until you can get in the HABIT of being consistent and always visualizing your WHY!

    Michael Kane

  3. I really like the first quote Chuck. We will have failures no matter what we do; we can either choose to learn from those failures or just give up. It seems the majority give up and quit. Personally, I choose to use the failures as a learning curve. They are lessons.

    These do sound like some great folks to learn from. I am going to go check out there about me page.

    Great post sir.

    1. I also had to mention that #5 is also a great piece of wisdom. So often we assume people are in it just for the money, but often there is more than money involved. Yes, the money is important, but I often consider some of the books that I have authored. Some of them do not bring in much, but the thought that many people can read my words is the driving force. We must always remember there may be other properties that keep people going other than just money.

    2. Greg,

      Could you imagine the world when the ratio of people staying and succeeding is much greater then those who quit?? It makes me wonder if it has always been this way or if it was progressive. I believe that it’s not only good mentorship, but also self-confidence, the willing to change and accept Constructive criticism, and consistently.

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