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Thursday, September 20, 2007

MLM Commute

I don’t know where you live, but I’m in Southern California and the morning/evening commute to work has always been a nightmare and it’s a nightmare that is getting worse.

It appears that the trend is moving to all parts of the country, according to recent news reports.

The Texas Transportation Institute (a Texas A & M based organization) released a report on Tuesday indicating that nationwide congestion on freeways and roadways is a $78 billion problem, with 4.2 billion hours in lost productivity and 2.9 billion gallons of wasted fuel.

In my local area, commuters are averaging an annual loss of 49 hours due to traffic, accidents and commuting circumstances. Yikes, that is 2 full days a year!

Which two days of your life last year would you be willing to part with? If you are 25, and retire at age 65, that is over 80 days you are cutting off of your life.

Who has that kind of time to waste?

Imagine a morning commute that involves rolling out of bed and sauntering down the hall for all of ten seconds to your computer, phone and home office. What kind of difference would this make in your life?

What kind of time would you be willing to put into developing your MLM business to the point that it would allow you to walk away from that job and that commute? What would an extra 2 days of time mean in your life each year?

So what will it take to get your business rolling to the point that you can walk away?

First, it takes a decision. Decide to decide that you’ve had enough; that you are willing to roll up your sleeves and get to work; that you are willing to give up some things and rearrange others to provide you with the time you need to invest in your business.

Ten to twenty hours a week of focused business building time can create an amazing business and lifestyle for you and your family. The key word if FOCUSED. This isn’t time surfing email, or reading anyone else gripes and soap operas online.

This is time spent promoting yourself; your business; contacting prospects; providing information; following up; sponsoring; training and duplicating.

It does not have to be complex.

MLM is a business system of – Use your products; introduce your products and business to others; sell (yes, I did use the “s” word) products to those who are interested in products alone and not the business; and sponsor those who want to earn a side income as well and beat the morning commute.

There are dozens of ways to do both of these. You don’t have to do them all. Just pick two or three methods that work for you and work them tirelessly.

You’ll create a business that will get you out of that wasted commute and you’ll assist others in realizing that dream as well.

Where do you find people who are also interested in leaving behind that morning commute?

Well, how about at the workplace water cooler. Start a conversation about traffic and commuting. Many will complain as well. Some will just be interested in complaining and some will be interested in doing something about it.

Many of those people are on the internet at night, searching for an alternative. Be prepared to be the one to offer that alternative.

We aren’t talking hard sell here. We are talking about sorting and sifting; providing information to those who want it and moving on from those who do not.

I left behind my morning commute 15 years ago. I can not imagine going back. I am only interested in going forward and assisting those who want to leave it behind as well.

Know anyone who might also be interested in something like that? Send them my way!

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer

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