Results of My 90 Day MLM Challenge from August 1 to October 31, 2015

I recently completed my fourth 90 day MLM Challenge of my career.  I led two groups, from various network marketing companies through their own 90 day challenge from August 1 to October 31, 2015.  I served as the moderator for those two groups and also did my own challenge at the same time.

Here are my major accomplishments during the challenge:

  • Personally Sponsored 16 people
  • Grew team by 61 people
  • Increased bonus check by 30%
  • Published 98 blog posts
  • Added 802 comments to my blog
  • Generated 1,310 leads
  • Created 120 podcasts
  • Read 16 books
  • Sent 193 handwritten notes
  • Posted 10-20 updates in each group on Facebook every single day

I spent about 2-3 hours per day on my business during this time.

Things I Did Right

I was consistent, day in and day out, seven days a week for the entire 90 days.  I worked every day, never got side tracked and stayed the course.  I kept my goals in front of me at all times and did what I said I was going to do.

Things I Did Wrong

As the moderator, my major focus was on helping participants in the 90 day challenge be successful.  I spent a large majority of my time helping others.  I could have accomplished a lot more had I focused the same amount of time on my own business.

Finally, I made the mistake of setting goals covering things I had no control over, to include helping other people in my team rank advance and expected team growth.  I now realize that I should only set goals on what I can personally control based upon my own personal production.

Key Lessons & Takeaways

  • You can accomplish a lot in 90 days
  • 90 days is a long time
  • Small, consistent daily activity compounds over a period of time
  • 80-90% of the people who started the challenge did not finish it
  • The people who stuck with it had significant growth in their business
  • Your goals must be realistic based upon the amount of time you will spend working your business
  • It’s important to understand the difference between being busy and being productive
  • You should only set goals for things that you can control, such as exposures, plans shown, appointments set, etc.
  • Don’t agree to participate in a challenge if you won’t follow through
  • For most people a 7 or 30 day challenge would be much more effective than a 90 day challenge

Books I Read During the Challenge

  • Attraction Marketing Formula by Ferny Ceballos
  • Developing the Leaders Around You by John Maxwell
  • No BS Grass Roots Marketing by Dan Kennedy
  • No B.S. Wealth Attraction by Dan Kennedy
  • The Welch Way  by Jeffrey Krames
  • Household Gold by Dr. Steve Price
  • I, Steve edited by George Beahm
  • The Keys to Success by Napoleon Hill
  • by Jack Matthews
  • An Enemy Called Average by John Mason
  • If They Say No, Just Say Next by John Fuhrman
  • Double Your Contacts by Michael Durkin
  • The System by Don Failla
  • The Most Important Minute in Your Network Marketing Business by Ken Dunn
  • How to Create a Recruiting Explosion by Big Al Tom Schreiter
  • Power Multi-Level Marketing by Mark and Rene Yarnell

What’s Ahead in the Future

I definitely will NOT do another 90 day challenge in the future for people outside of my own team.  I’ve found that even when people pay to participate in a 90-day challenge, most people will not follow through with their initial decision.  Most people start dropping out by the second or third week.  The mere fact that only 10-20% of the people stuck with it really frustrated me.

Doing Your Own 90-Day MLM Challenge

I think that every distributor who is serious about their network marketing business should do at least one 90-day challenge during their career.  This will help create excitement and momentum in their business. If possible, team up with someone in your upline and a few members of your downline and do it as a group.  Having the support system in place is paramount.  We did ours via a Facebook group and that helped some.

Final Thoughts

In summary, these are my results from doing my own 90-Day MLM Challenge.  Overall, I am happy with my own results.  Doing your own challenge would be very beneficial for your business. Even if you can’t commit do 90 days, do a 30-day challenge.  Also, remember that this business is a marathon, not a sprint.  I would much rather have someone be consistent every day for several years, than start out fast with a 90-day challenge and then burn out and disappear.

What are your thoughts?  Leave a comment below to let me know what you think.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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8 thoughts on “Results of My 90 Day MLM Challenge from August 1 to October 31, 2015”

  1. Love that you shared your mistakes and successes during this process. We as readers of this blog now have the chance to see what you did right and model after you in those areas. Also, we get insight into what you did wrong so we know what to avoid in our own endeavors. I think consistency is a huge thing that you did right, but others get very wrong. Lack of consistency will find you in the same spot months later and wondering why you aren’t making progress. Being consistent is the only real way to get anywhere.

  2. Waoh! Congrats ! You’ve been a source of inspiration and motivation, I’m challenged to put more effort in reading. Thanks Chuck

  3. If people are not meeting your challenge, perhaps what you are doing is not readily duplicate-able. There is nothing wrong with helping people. Helping people is most effective when it is done face-to-face. It shows you care about people. You can type, “I care about you.” “I love you.” all you want but they are just typed words with no show of genuine emotion. To really show those emotions you must be looking the person in the eye. SKYPE doesn’t cut it. You can’t wrap your arms around a person sitting at a compute, can you? It takes courage to meet people face to face and carry on a conversation. There is a risk involved in doing that and only by taking risks do we grow.

    1. Thanks for the comment, Howard. In my own opinion, nothing in this business is truly duplicatable. You could analyze any MLM company and more than 90% of the distributors do little, if anything at all. No one sponsors six people and all six go Diamond, or make it to the top. That’s why I believe duplication itself is a lie.

      All of us are unique and have to build our business in a way that works for us. There is no one particular system that everyone can duplicate and be successful.

      Face to face works. It is proven. I get that. I did it that way for 10 years. But it is far from the ONLY way to build a business. It’s definitely inefficient and very time consuming. This is a high tech world. I believe online and offline can be combined. I still build my business face to face through SKYPE. I just meet my prospects online.

      Most of my friends who build 100% offline still have VERY HIGH attrition rates, so what they are doing isn’t all that effective either.

      Just my two cents. As always, I love getting your comments, Howard.

      I’m cool if we agree to disagree.

      All the best.


      1. Yes, Chuck, face-to-face is time consuming. When done properly, in the right spirit, it is very efficient. My friends have had high retention rates over the years. Apparently your friends are “using” methods that aren’t efficient. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Building a strong network requires both knowledge and an attitude of people helping people to help themselves. People that love money more than they love people have high attrition rates. People that take the time to build loving, unselfish relationships will retain more of their friends and business partners than those that don’t. Love people and use money gets one the best results.

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