What I want to do today is share my top 23 Sarah Robbins quotes. I recently read “Rock Your Network Marketing Business: How to Become a Network Marketing Rock Star” by Sarah Robbins. Amazon recommended me the book based upon my other purchases, so I figured what the heck. Why not give it a try?
I have to tell you, I really LOVED the book. It was a short, but fun read, loaded with great tips. My personal copy of the book has so many highlighted passages and sentences. These little “Golden Nuggets” are really good.
I’ve decided to share my favorite Sarah Robbins quotes from the book that really hit home with me. Each quote is in bold. I also provide my two cents for each quote immediately after it. They are listed by where I found them in the book:
Top 23 Sarah Robbins Quotes
# 1 Keep in mind it only takes a few power partners to change your life! It’s true, you can make a lot of money in network marketing from just a few key leaders. You might have to go through a large amount of people to find those leaders, but it’s well worth it. In fact, most top earners in our industry make most of their income from just two to five people, even if they’ve personally sponsored hundreds of people.
# 2 I’ve had more than one hundred people join me as business partners. Of those, I have about thirty people still working our business at a moderate pace. Of those, I have ten top leaders in our pay plan at this time. Of those, about three people account for a good majority of my income. This just goes to show you that this business is a numbers game.
# 3 You can’t motivate people who are unwilling to do what it takes to succeed. You can only lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink. Success minded people are already self-motivated. Your job is not to motivate people, but to find motivated people. Read more about motivating your team.
# 4 Five contacts per day keeps the leads coming my way. Talk to five people a day and you will always have a full pipeline of prospects. Make sure you talk to new people each day, rather than approaching the same prospects over and over. Learn more about prospecting people.
# 5 Commit to a minimum of five years in your business. All businesses take time to build. You can’t expect to build any type of successful business in a year or less. It’s just unrealistic. You have to take daily action to build your business and have a long-term view. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Learn more about developing your five-year plan for your MLM Business.
# 6 Quitting is the surest way to fail. You won’t succeed with anything if you quit. Never give up! Learn why people quit MLM.
# 7 I recently read that as many as 95 percent of those who remain in this industry for ten years or longer, working steadily at building their groups, reach their highest level of pay in their respective business. Think about that for a moment. Stick with your business, do something to grow it every day, and never quit AND you will have HIGH odds of succeeding. Learn more about sticking with MLM for the long haul.
# 8 Not everyone who joins is fully prepared to be a business owner. Owning a business is not for weak-minded people. It takes a special person to succeed in ANY kind of business venture. You must be mentally tough. Learn more about the mindset it takes to succeed in MLM.
# 9 You can work your business part-time, but not some-time. You need to pick a work schedule to build your network marketing business and stick with it. You must be consistent and work your business (on money producing activities) every week, no matter what. Simply put, your business must be a high priority in your life. Read more about being consistent.
# 10 It’s important that you set aside minimum 10-15 hours of income producing activity per week if you desire to duplicate a larger network. You won’t build a big business working a few hours per week. You can still make some money doing that, but if you want a full-time income you need to put in a full-time effort. Learn more about the money producing activities in MLM.
# 11 One of the keys to building a strong, sustainable business is developing a healthy sized, happy customer base. Find lots of customers. All businesses need customers. That’s a good source of residual income. Learn more about getting more customers.
# 12 A majority of my six figure per month income comes from the customers who have joined our team. Customers are the lifeblood of your business. Every rep should maintain 2-10 customers and teach their team members to do the same thing. Learn more about building a downline full of customers.
# 13 Gift your products at every occasion. Be a product of the product. Use your products yourself and give them as holiday and birthday gifts to friends and family. It’s a great way to introduce people you know to the products. Read more about gifting.
# 14 Sign up all of your customers on your auto-ship program that your company offers. Get people using the products as soon as possible. That is how you earn your immediate profits and residual income. If customers only order one time, you are leaving a lot of money on the table. The real money in this business comes from repeat orders. Learn more about how to get people on auto-ship.
# 15 Talking to people is now what you do for a living, so it must become part of your lifestyle. If you want to make it to the top of your company’s compensation plan, you must talk to people. You are in the people business. Even if you use online techniques to grow your business, you will still need to call the people and cultivate a relationship with them. Learn more about talking to three people a day.
# 16 Don’t beg and don’t chase – you are looking for those who are looking for what you have. Sift and sort your prospects. Don’t come across as high pressure or desperate. People can sense that and they don’t like it! Learn more about sifting and sorting through your prospects.
# 17 If you replace every no with a referral your contact list will never run dry. Every time you talk with someone, whether they are interested in joining the business or not, ask them for referrals. Everyone knows a winner! I like to ask people the following question: Who is the most motivated, entrepreneurial, success minded person that you know? That is the person you want to connect with. Learn more about getting more referrals.
# 18 Some people need multiple exposures and while the timing may not have been right the first time they were exposed, that can change later. A NO today does not mean NO forever. Make sure you keep in touch with everyone. The fortune is in the follow-up. Stay in touch with EVERY person you ever talk to about the products or business, at least once every 90-days, until they buy or die. Learn more about how to follow-up with people.
# 19 She works with the willing, focuses on income producing activity with her team (calls and events) and keeps the rest plugged in. Work with the people who want to work. You can’t motivate people or make anyone do anything. Spend your productive time with your productive people. Be nice to everyone and give everyone access to the system. Learn who to spend your time with.
# 20 Leaders never miss an event. Attend all events and get your people to do the same thing. This is an event-driven business. Learn more about the importance of attending network marketing events.
# 21 Meetings, calls and big events are what catapult people to success. Get people to events. That’s where they will get their belief in the business and build their enthusiasm. Do weekly calls or plug your team into your upline’s weekly calls. Read more about meetings, calls and events.
# 22 Whatever you do duplicates, so don’t train on things you’re unwilling to do, set the pace for your team and never stop recruiting and building. Lead from the front at all times. People will do what you do, not what you say. Set a good example and let the people who want to step up, step up! Lead by example and inspire people by your actions. Read more about leading by example.
# 23 Pick a company and stick with it. The grass is never greener on the other side; the grass is only greener where you water it. Don’t be lured away by the shiny object syndrome. No business is easy. There is no such thing as an overnight success! Every time you switch companies you lose credibility and you start over. Until you pick something and stick with it, you will keep struggling. Learn more about sticking with one company for the long haul.
About Sarah Robbins
Sarah Robbins is the top producer in her network marketing company (Rodan & Fields) and she is a seven-figure income earner. Prior to getting involved in network marketing she was a teacher. She had no business experience prior to starting her business.
In summary, I really enjoyed Sarah Robbins’ new book “Rock Your Network Marketing Business: How to Become a Network Marketing Rock Star.” Overall, I give the book a 9 of 10 and highly recommend it to any serious network marketer.
This book was published in 2013 by Rockin’ Robbins Publishing. It can be purchased anywhere books are sold.