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Friday, April 24, 2009

Change Starts With You

If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, it's going to involve change. You must be the one to make changes. The world will appear to change around you, but really, it's about the changes you are willing to make.

Most of the time, these are some of the things that need changed –

Your thoughts – this is a critical area.

Your core beliefs about yourself. These are the things you've made up in your mind (I'm not good enough; not smart enough; etc.)

The people you listen to – if they aren't encouraging you and moving you forward. Why listen?
Your habits – these are not hard to change.

What you watch; read and listen to – TV; books, radio, etc.

The news can be a great source of negativity. It's extremely de-motivating. And, believe it or not, you can live without it. I gave it up in 1997, after reading Mach II With Your Hair on Fire. Some of my friends and family didn't think it was a wise move.

"How will you stay informed and know what's going on" was their major question. My response was – "If there is anything I really need to know, someone will clue me in."

That proved true on September 11, 2001.

My husband, who's an airline pilot, was in the air, headed home from a three day trip.

I was in the shower getting ready to get the kids to school and start the day when the phone started ringing. As you can imagine, it never stopped for 3 days. But, it did prove my point. Since I gave up the news, I have always been alerted to those things I REALLY need to know.

It's not easy, in the beginning, but it is worth it. It takes 21 days to develop a new habit. Decide today on some new habits you want to create and get excited about the positive effect those changes will have in your life.

For me, giving up TV freed up plenty of extra time to work my business. Most people can find the 10 – 15 hours weekly it requires to successfully build a home business just in that time alone.

Switching from negative input to positive input freed up my mind to focus on what I wanted to achieve and not what was lacking. It gave me the push I needed to spring into action.

Richard Brookeswrites in Mach II With Your Hair on Fire – "Change is not only possible; it is inevitable. The only question is - who is going to design it? What has changed you?"

You can achieve anything you set out to achieve. It is possible. And, it requires you to make the decision, chart the course and then set out on that course. You may veer from course at times, but hold steady to your decision to achieve your goal and get yourself back on track as quickly as possible each time you stray.

Start today to map out the changes you are committed to making in your life. It's okay to start with small, baby steps, but don't be afraid to stretch yourself outside of your bubble. Stop getting "ready" and start taking action.

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Every hour and day that passes is time that cannot be reclaimed. You are in charge of every hour in your day, so make it count.

Mahatma Gandhi said it best – "You must be the change you want to see in the world."

Change starts with you, make it start today.

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

What I Have Learned From Renegade Pro

Well, the buzz and hype is out there, no doubt. Have you jumped on the bandwagon?

Seriously, to give you an evaluation of the Pro Version of Renegade, here is what I have experienced.

First, there truly is GREAT value here. I was intrigued and didn't know for sure, but I have been very pleasantly pleased! Mike K. has a great style of teaching so if you are SERIOUS about learning the techniques that you can also duplicate to build a downline in MLM, this course might be right for you.

You'll have to see for yourself. Everyone has a niche. Mine just might be videos.

So, here is something I learned right away and put together in less than an hour, ALL with tools that already came on my laptop. (My desktop had it, too!) I put this video together while in my PJs, in bed, with my laptop. Does it get better?

This is truly something anyone can do with the desire to learn! I used Windows Movie Maker (already preloaded in my computer programs); photos I had already take; my Itunes music and my creative juices, ha!

Preview my Youtube Channel to see other videos I have created and see if video might be right for you.

Want to know more about the Pro Version of Renegade? Click here!

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Why Can't I Sponsor Anyone in My MLM Business

This is a common question asked by those when they get into a Network Marketing business.

"I want to build a team, and I just can't seem to sponsor anyone."

A couple of things always come to mind -

First, how many people are you talking to each DAY? Think about this - you must have your business open each day in order to "make the sale." Now, you can take a day or two off, so let's focus on 5 days a week. When I first started in the business, I was taught this saying -

"2 contacts a day brings prosperity my way!" Don't know who first said that but that mantra sat by my telephone for years. And, I didn't always take action on it. Once I did, my whole business changed.

So, you may be asking, how do I find 2 people a day to talk to? Easy, really.

Here are just some examples -

How about your list? Have you made your list? How many people have you contacted and notified about your business from that list? Are you hesitant? Why, what's holding you back?

You can join a networking group such as BNI or your Chamber of Commerce.

You can run ads in your local paper or a national publication.

You can buy leads (talk to your sponsor for details.)

You can make 2 friends a day online. Now, this doesn't mean find 2 people online and blast them with your business. It's about networking out online. Make sure you understand how to do this effectively.

Watch my Video for Details.

You can contact people as you are out and about in your daily life.

I'm not sure which methods you will find are the best for you, but decide on what you are willing to commit to and JUST DO IT!

Second, how will you contact them? I personally like to use the third party approach when working with warm market; out and about; or BNI/Networking Groups -

"Hey, question for you, maybe you can help me out. I have been developing a business of my own that I can work from home, and I am looking for a few people who might want to join a team and work together to expand our products into this area. Do you know anyone who might be looking to make a career change, or develop a side business?"

Now, you haven't asked them directly, but you have planted a seed. Our business is all about planting seeds. Plant and water.

Third, once you have someone who is interested, know the exact next steps you will take them through.

Here is an example -

Step 1 - Information Packet - Letter, Business Brochure; and whatever details those in your upline use and recommend. Just ask

Step 2 - Make follow up call; answer questions and ask for decision. If they need more info, guide them to another tool - website; opportunity webinar; conference call; 3 way call; again, ask your upline.

Step 3 - Follow up again and repeat steps above.

If the timing isn't right, respect that and ask if you may check back in every 3-4 months and provide updates, in case their situation changes.

That's it. We aren't convincing, we are planting the seed and seeing what sprouts.

Try this for a 90 day period and see what happens. Commit to two a day, ten a week, which is about 44 contacts a month, and over 130 in 90 days. You will make a promotion or two in your pay plan; you will have the start of something substantial and you will have made some product sales.

How simple is that?

Here is the key - repeat the process again EVERY 90 days. Don't stop when you get a few people started and turn around and see what they are going to do. Always be in action!

FYI - Mark Yarnell won't sponsor someone unless they are willing to commit to 2 hours a day and those two hours are spent contacting about business or retail. He believes that is about 30 contacts a day. It's worth noting that he has made over $30 million in his career in Network Marketing!

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer

How to Network Online -

Friday, April 03, 2009

Is your work deciding your lifestyle; or is your lifestyle deciding your work?

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Off to my "working" office at Starbucks! What a GREAT day already! Get ready world, we're gonna rock!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Education and KNOWLEDGE always precede Income. Home Based/MLM Business is the Same. Have you invested in your knowledge (income) today?