Prospecting SCRIPT | Initial Call STEP 3/YES

STEP 3 |Initial Call…if YES

Expert/Trainer takes notes on their answers during this call.

As call is progressing from STEP 2 to STEP 3, Trainee loads up the seacretapp.com for the Founders Video or whatever video is relevant.

If YES:

Sweet! Do you have a few more minutes right now? Wait for permission to proceed. If not, set a time in the next 24-hours to continue. Any longer than that, and you need to re-introduce them to the concept by beginning STEP 2 again.

(Trainee) is going to send you a quick video (about whatever they said was their top interest)…it’s coming from Space so be patient with technology.

As you watch the video, wear two hats:

  • First, in the context of a sidehustle…you’ll glimpse how powerful this is and why (trainee) and I are so excited to share it with you, and
  • Second, as a Customer or Influencer – these people generally want to do the best for their body and for those they are closest to…maybe they want special VIP pricing…or even to fill their own stocking, or share with a few people and get their personal products for FREE or half price.

Did you get the link? Wait for response. Okay, click it now…we’ll stay on the phone. Or if they have to get off the phone (sometimes the audio won’t play if they’re on a call). If you hang up, tell them to watch it now and you’ll call them back in 30 seconds more than the length of the video.

That was great, wasn’t it (name)! Wait for response, allow them to talk if they begin telling you anything…

What did you like the best? (Whatever they say…reply with) Me too!! Based on what you know so far, is there any reason we can’t get together with you – or you and a friend or two – it really won’t take very long, say 15-20 minutes to play in the Mud and help (trainee) off on the right foot.

When is the closest time to right now we can get together? Wait for response.

Okay, you’ll get an email from (trainee) confirming a few things:

  • first, confirming our visit (repeat time and location verbally)
  • second, another short video about the (whatever else they were most interested in).

So (name) what’s the best email or text to reach you at? Pause while they confirm their contact info.

Alright, one more question in closing…and I can appreciate this is coming out of left field so it might be something you haven’t thought about lately, or even at all…but (name) what would you like MORE of in your life, and perhaps more importantly, what would you like a little bit LESS of?

This is where *THEY TELL YOU* the reasons they need a #sidehustle! WRITE DOWN THEIR ANSWERS!! 

Practice active listening…ask questions, repeat highlights back to them, guide them along, this is likely the first time they’ve been asked to dream in a very long time…dig deeper into their responses…paint them into the bigger picture. Stretch their vision.

More Time:

How much more time would you like? What would you do with more time? How would that change your priorities? What else?  What else?  What else?

More Money:

What would you do with more money? Why is that important to you? Economically speaking, what does that look like for you? What else?  What else?  What else?

Travel / Vacations / Freedom

Where would you go?  Why? How would you get there?  Drive? Fly? Cruise? Who are you with? What would you do there? Experience the culture, physical exploration, or enjoy the breeze while chillaxing in a hammock? If you’re sitting outside, what are you eating? What time of year is it? What does it smell like? What are you wearing? What else?  What else?  What else?

So if I’m hearing you correctly…you’ve basically thrown your alarm clock at your boss and (repeat their story back to them). Did I get that right (name)?

Alright, WOW, that’s powerful, thank you so much for sharing! Between now and when we meet, go ahead and continue visualizing what you really want your life to look like…I’ll ask you about it when we meet, that way, I can be sure to focus our chat around what’s truly important to you, sound good (name)!?

(Name) you’re so enthusiastic…I’m really excited to meet you! So you know, I take my appointments very seriously…you have my word that I’ll be prepared and on time, and you’ll have my full, undivided attention! If something comes up on your end, I’m sure I can count on you to let (trainee) know ahead of time, right! Great.

Thanks again (name), if I can add value to your life in any way between now and when we visit next, you can call me at 403.606.7917.

Have a happy day!!

Prospecting Script | Initial Call STEP 3/NO

STEP 3 |Initial Call…if No

If NO:

Well (name), thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. Would it be alright with you if (trainee) keeps you posted, you know progress wise – we’re lucky to have such a team player…catching on quick and adding so much value to our SQUAD! (Trainee) will send you a link for SQUAD282 so you can follow along with the exciting things we are crossing off our bucket lists. Was there anything else from our explanation that caught your interest? Wait for response.

It would really help (trainee) if you could keep an ear open as you go about your daily life…be the friend that does the recon – here’s the low-down of what to look for:

If you hear anyone making comments like ‘Ugh, I wish I had more time, or (pause) I wish I had more money, or (pause) maybe even droning on about how badly they need a vacation or want to get back in shape.

Here’s another key to watch for, and I get this one a lot…if you run into anyone with (pause), you know (pause), hair – we’ve got a brush – the only one on the planet that detangles PAINLESSLY. Or (pause) anyone with skin (pause, just long enough to be slightly awkward)………or wrinkles……..…(pause), but seriously, our products are Paraben free, never tested on animals and contain the healing powers of The Dead Sea…so from the babies with diaper rash and the old ladies with wrinkles…them and everyone in between will be grateful when you introduce them to (trainee).

Oh yeah, and lastly just a heads up…the next time you see (trainee), you’ll most likely notice some pretty spectacular changes…so I’m letting you know in advance it’s okay to reach out and ask for more info whenever you change your mind.

Thank you again for your time (name), if I can add value to your life in any way, you can call me at 403.606.7917.

Have a happy day!!

Prospecting Scripts | Initial Call STEP 2

STEP 2 |Expert Leads the Conversation

JEN:

Hi (name), thanks for making time and being a good friend. It’s important to respect your time so I’ll get right to it…

Have you ever recommended a movie? Wait for response. Right, we all have. But have you ever recommended a movie before seeing the trailer (pause)? Kinda difficult, right! Because if you didn’t watch the trailer, how would you even know if you liked it enough to recommend it in the first place…you with me! Wait for response. What we’re doing today is exactly the same thing.

We’ve discovered a very unique and special company called SEACRET, based on Dead Sea Minerals, Salt and Mud – and since pretty much everybody likes to play in the Mud, we would like to share the unique trifecta of things that make this #sidehustle so appealing.

While we chat today, if you see value, there’s a few things you could do to help (trainee)  – don’t worry, we’re not asking you to lay down your credit card, we’re simply looking for feedback!

We appreciate your help gaining exposure for (trainee). Because the Dead Sea has unique healing properties, it’s almost certain that you’ll come across someone who will need to talk to (trainee). Fair enough? Wait for response. 

If you see value in what we talk about today, consider who you might know, even yourself maybe, that would benefit by becoming a Customer, or might like to join us on this adventure as a SEACRET Agent. Remember, totally chill…no pressure, you cool with that? Wait for response. 

Perfect, so, would it be alright with you if I tell you a few stories as I explain what we’ve discovered? Wait for response.

Excellent, let’s jump into it: As you’ve likely noticed, our economy has gone through some interesting flux the last few years…many people are securing their families and their futures with a Plan B – because you just never know, and why would you risk the uncertainty?

First, geographically speaking, it’s all based around the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea – which sits thirteen-hundred-and-eighty-eight feet below sea level. For over 5,000 years, this magical body of water and the 26 Minerals within, have been renowned around the world for unique healing benefits. Many call it the 8th Wonder of the World.

Cleopatra cited The Dead Sea waters as her source for beauty and rejuvenation, she would often travel two months by camel to get there, and since she was known for her beauty, it’s obvious that it worked! She might not have understood the science, but she understood that she felt and looked great. It was her Fountain of Youth…

What sets us apart is our exclusive distribution rights to the Salt, Mud and Minerals from the Dead Sea. And what makes it so special, is that it works…immediate results that truly WOW!! Great for relief of skin challenges such as Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis and Acne.

Secondly, the science. As you probably know, skin is our largest organ, and as such, all sorts of things affect the appearance and health of our skin…including our diet and exercise (or the lack thereof *giggle*), the environment, stress, and even a lack of sleep.

We’ve discovered many people who are challenged with skin issues such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea and Acne. Babies aren’t immune either, they get diaper rash and sometimes Eczema from our dry climate. Skin conditions including dry skin or cracked heels doesn’t just affect adults – kids struggle with it too. We’re all prone to under eye dark circles and puffiness…and those darn wrinkles…they don’t care if you’re a man or a woman, or what you’re doing in life. Do you know anybody with these types of skin struggles? Wait for response. Allow them to elaborate if they begin telling you who they know.

All things being equal, we realized skin health isn’t so much a GIRLY thing, but rather, a HUMAN thing, and we got fired up about the potential based on the gender-neutral appeal of this product and this business. Makes sense, right? Wait for response.

Third, economies of scale. The typical North American spends, on average, $1,000 per year on personal care products. People might scale back on entertainment or eating out, but have you ever heard of someone opting out of shampoo…or soap? *giggle*. Wait for response. Me neither.

Our focus is more of a Wellness project – skin health and now nutrition…we’re creating a well-thy community of SEACRET Agents (pause) I know, it’s both awesome and cheesy, but being called a SEACRET Agent is way better than what I used to be called (pause) ‘Manager’…boo (ENTER: frowney face emoji), or what my kids call me, taxi, wallet…just kidding, I love it.

You with me so far? Wait for response.

Perfect, so to dig a little deeper…beginning in 2005, SEACRET sold over a billion dollars in 900+ retail locations across 44 countries. You know it must be a phenomenal product with that kind of success from a kiosk in malls and airports (aka the most hostile retail environment) – arguably THE hardest way to sell anything, ever…right! Wait for response.

During that time, we partnered with one of the World’s largest and most respected manufacturers – have you heard of L’Oreal? (pause) They’re a giant…they own over 500 companies, and when they announced they were going to buy us, our CEO declined their offer because – as he puts it – this is a family business and we’re building SEACRET as a community, for the community – and it is his vision, his work ethic and his determination that gets us all fired up.

Fast forward a few years…we agreed to partner with L’Oreal, so even though they don’t own us, they manufacture our products and we are the only company with the rights to manufacture directly on the shores of the Dead Sea! It’s a pretty exciting partnership, because together, we’ve combined the best of science and nature to develop and patent some of the most advanced and clinically proven wellness technologies available.

By 2012 there was a strong shift in how consumers acquired products and services. Companies like Facebook and NETFLIX were disrupting every market and changing the face of commerce. Online virtually abolished ‘window shopping’, instead, someone snapped a pic of their lunch and all of a sudden that restaurant is a booming success. SEACRET recognized this Social Economy Revolution and transitioned into relationship marketing.

In the last few years, many retail locations have closed – flagship stores like Blockbuster (remember them?), SEARS, Barns and Noble, Blacks Photography, Radio Shack, and Toys R’ Us…sadly, I could go on and on. You know the world is changing when more than 700 McDonald’s locations have closed down.

Recently, companies like Amazon, eBay and Apple.com have dominated…click-and-order has demolished the brick-and-mortar business model. Airbnb is the largest supplier of hotel rooms, yet they don’t own even a single room. Uber essentially took over the taxi industry, yet they don’t own any vehicles. The economy is changing and if you don’t keep up, you get left behind.

Today, the skin care industry represents a two-hundred-and-sixteen-billion-dollar a year business. Perhaps more impressive, is that experts project that number will soar during the next two years or so, to north of four-hundred-billion-dollars (pause) per year!! Did you know skin care was such a mammoth industry? Wait for response.

To summarize…after pivoting to relationship marketing, SEACRET has successfully launched in seven countries around the world during the last seven years…and we’re growing! Because of the healing properties, we aren’t selling skin care, but rather servicing our customers by introducing them to a relief solution for common skin concerns and becoming Servant leaders to others who want to share SEACRET as well.

When we connected the dots and put this trifecta together, we began to get excited. Then, as discovered that 62% of our workforce is men we got really excited, because that proved this is a viable Plan B (and for some a Plan A) for ALL of the people we know; equal opportunity for men and women, regardless of previous experience, geographic location, warm market or free time. This is a sidehustle we can talk to our kids about at the dinner table and we’re very proud to be redefining the market by doing things differently.

Many of our SEACRET Agents are getting paid every week, sometimes every day, by helping others share with our franchise-like-business-system! Pretty good space to be in for a sidehustle, wouldn’t you agree? Wait for response. Could you handle getting paid every day? Wait for response.

That’s why (trainee) was very excited to call you today, to see if it would be alright with you if we shared some information about this wellness project in person over the next couple of days? Wait for response. If it works for you, either now, soon, or in the future, you can help by gathering an audience either in person or online to experience some of (trainee’s) favourite products. 

Now allow me to ask – what piqued your interest the most? Supporting (trainee) by becoming a VIP Customer or hosting an experience as an Influencer to earn your products free and half price? Perhaps being supported in your own #sidehustle and becoming a SEACRET Agent? Can we get you some more information? Wait for response.

Big Dreams Have More Magic | MKE Year 3 Week 19

Dream big.

We are the Architect of our own lives. So go ahead and dream big dreams my friends. Don’t let circumstance be the handmaiden of your future. If a 5-year old can become an Astronaut or Fire Fighter, then you can certainly become anything you want as well.

If you’re unhappy in your job…find a new one. If you hate your job and live a life of misery…and you openly (or silently) complain about how miserable you are…that’s the vibration you’re sending out into the world…which means that is the exact thing you end up attracting more of. Ironic, isn’t it.

A job is not your identity – it is what you’re currently doing. A salary is simply the bribe they’re paying you to keep you from pursuing your dreams.

You don’t need a job, you need an income – so do what makes you happy and you’ll be amazed how much money you end up attracting – it’s a Universal Law!

If you can’t quite yet picture your dream, or feel like you don’t deserve the best and the happiest there is to be had…perhaps a small shift in your perception will help:

Emotions are the physical manifestations of our thoughts, so when you feel a negative thought or emotion coming on, find something else to focus on. Something seemingly meaningless…for instance, during this MKE course we are teaching our subconscious to associate shapes and colours with our most sacred desires and the thinking habits – and resulting mindset shifts necessary to become self-directed thinkers helps us reclaim the throne in our own lives.

My shape quickly became a circle. So I did a little experiment at home…in a large vase in the kitchen, I started collecting every circular thing smaller than the palm of my hand that would have otherwise been destined for the recycling bin. The sheer amount of circular objects that pass through my kitchen on a daily/weekly/monthly basis was astonishing…beer or pop cans, salsa jar lids, K-cups, salad dressing flip caps…now each time I toss one in the vase (or see one in the fridge or pantry for that matter), I remind myself of one thing I’m grateful for.

It’s to the point now that I see circles everywhere…and so am constantly reminded of gratitude and the concept of Give More Get More has become part of my DNA.

Circles, circles everywhere – and so is my Gratitude!

Driving…tail lights are nice red circles. Steering wheel and tires are too! Showering…all those bottles have round lids. Lying in bed…smoke alarms on the ceiling. Door knobs. Key rings. Feeding the dogs (their bowls and their kibble). Coins in my purse…

Training your brain is fun (hello, evolution!) and as you get more skilled at it, it becomes hard to see a vehicle as I walk up to it because all I see is my gratitude. Im not driving myself to work, rather I’m immersed in the Universal law of giving and receiving.

There’s no time to be negative and feel sorry for myself…I’m too busy showing gratitude and appreciation for all the good things in my life, and in turn, as promised, and without fail, the Universe is showering me with all kinds of favor!

In MKE week 16 we collectively focused on kindness – amazing how true it is that what we focus on expands! As Earl Nightingale said in The Strangest Secret, we become what we think about!!

It all begins and ends in your own mind. Guard it like a fortress.

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I believe we are put on this planet to accomplish our life’s purpose, and I happen to think that LOVE is a critical component to us finding that destined path. Love is the illuminator. Give up the struggle and the pain will cease. When you clear your head from the negativity you make room to breathe again, to think…to dream!

Remember this…you’ll never get what you want – you’ll only ever get what you can picture.

Put yourself first!

Think happy thoughts.

Stop thinking. Start feeling.

YES YOU CAN!

Jen 🙂

Social Economy Revolution

Serious change is upon us…the world is experiencing the biggest shift any of us have seen in our lifetimes…a shift towards a performance economy. In the future, you will no longer be paid for your time; rather, you’ll be paid strictly for your performance.

Here’s how the world used to work:

The rise of the Corporation was the norm, and represented a safe place to exist in the world:

Step 1: go to school and learn how to be an employee

Step 2: find a company that will employ you

Step 3: work for that company for 40 years

Step 4: retire

When people realized the loyalty and hard work they were giving wasn’t being given in return, and a different process evolved…

Step 1: go to school and learn how to be an employee

Step 2: find a company that will employ you

Step 3: switch companies for various political an economic reasons every 3-5 years over the course of your career

Step 4: find that you can’t retire comfortably after 40 years so you keep working

This is what will become of virtually every job…in fact, it is already happening in some professions:

  • People in the food industry already live this reality; they earn a small hourly wage (required by law) and make their living through tips, based on their performance.
  • The person cleaning the hotel rooms will no longer be paid by the hour, instead, by the room.
  • Office workers will find a lower base salary and performance incentives if they hit certain performance benchmarks on a monthly basis. Now the pressure is on and the company is loving it…if you don’t hit your targets they’ll save even more money and if you do, guess what’s going to happen – they’ll raise the requirements.

If this hasn’t already happened to you, it will.           Count on it.

The evolution of the Performance Economy has begun.

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According to Eric Worre, here is the ULTIMATE BUSINESS and PERFECT CAREER LIST, summarized from people over 30 countries:

What people don’t want: No boss. No commute. No alarm clock. No employees. No politics. No compromises. No discrimination. No educational requirement.

Using their imagination in a more positive way, here are some more positive attributes: Great product or service. Unlimited income. Residual income. Enjoy the people you work with. Time freedom. Something meaningful. Personal growth. Lots of perks. International. Contribution to worthy causes. Low overhead. Low risk. Low start up cost. Economy proof. Tax benefits. Fun.

As the economy shifts, most people end up with more month than money and are faced to scale back, sell items, or take a second job.Here are some of the typical considerations:

Types of jobs (according to Wikipedia and Eric Worre):

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Blue Collar: A member of the working class who performs manual labor. Somebody who labors to fix something, make something, clean something, build something, or service something or someone.

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White Collar: A person who performs Professional, Managerial or Administrative work. A person who’s employed by someone else to do work other than manual labor or sales. (One of the most socially acceptable options available. Long viewed as the safe and secure option. The previous mentality of ‘if I’m loyal to the company, the company will be loyal to me’ is now long gone.)

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Sales: More adventurous than a typical white collar job because people are paid on their production, instead of by the hour. It is not unheard of for sales people to achieve wild success, when they do, they almost always set their lifestyle to that standard. When times get tough, they work more hours to make the same amount of money…so while they have the stuff, they don’t have the time to enjoy it.

Another challenge for the sales career is that no matter how a person does, they still start at zero the next day, and it can be tiring to live under that kind of pressure for a prolonged period of time.

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Traditional Business Ownership: The details vary a bit, but in general the process goes something like this:

  • Use life savings, take on additional debt via personal loans from family, friends or banks to get started.
  • Focus on everything other than what you’re good at – must be all things to all people. Time of and sleep are unlikely.
  • After everyone else is paid, you might have enough leftover to pay your own bills. Likely not enough to pay down your debt from Step 1 though.
  • Concede, give up your dream, and re-join the sales force with massive debt and a broken ego.

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Investor: Basically, unless you’re extremely specialized, it’s safe to consider this philanthropy rather than investing.

The New Economy Needs Fewer People

Exponential rise of technology has changed everything.

  • 100 years ago, 90% of population worked in agriculture…today, it’s less than 1%…
  • Remember call centres? You used to talk to an actual person, now you talk to a computer…
  • Companies used to have large sales forces, now people order online
  • What about Blockbuster and all of it’s employees…now people stream movies to their handheld or tablet devices…

…and those jobs are gone!

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Much like the children of farmers saw what was happening and left Farming for new vocations, the same thing is happening in Old Economy jobs. To survive, people need to open their eyes to this new reality and find something new.

Technology and efficiency are eliminating jobs everyday and there’s nothing we can do to stop it; in fact, it’s only going to accelerate.

Just because technology now reigns supreme, doesn’t trump the fact that…

  • …there are still products that need to be promoted…
  • …consumers still need to be educated…
  • …buyers are more discerning than ever to price and quality, because endless information is literally available at the touch of a button…

For the people who recognize this fact, it will be the best of times; for those who don’t, this change will be the worst of times.

Society is moving away from traditional forms of advertising and is rapidly embracing word-of-mouth because it continues to work better than any other form of promotion.

Aside from Super Bowl, when was the last time you volunteered to watch a commercial? PayPerView and OnDemand TV have eliminated the relevance of the commercial.

Hello, AMAZON Prime. In what reality do malls survive where people can quickly and efficiently order what they want and have it shipped directly to their front door with out the hassle and expense of going to the mall? Right…SEARS, ToysR’Us…

UBER rewards referrals with an account credit. Some banks pay hefty bonuses for . And restaurants. And retail stores (what’s left of them). Companies that offer products or services recognize this Social Economy Revolution and are rewarding loyalty with points programs and referral incentives.

Referral Marketing is the new – preferred – form of advertising. Companies aren’t utilizing large and expensive sales forces’, instead, more and more companies choose to provide Corporate support and pay distributors on a purely performance basis to promote their products, thereby utilizing Network Marketing to tell their stories.

More and more, companies will choose to use Network Marketing because it fits the new economy. The best way I know to not only survive, but thrive in the new economy is this Profession.

Network Marketing isn’t perfect…it’s just better.

You must accept [read: embrace] a temporary loss in social esteem from ignorant people.

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For a while, people living in and trying to function within the old system will think less of you. They won’t understand.

You are seeing the future before it becomes apparent to anyone else. You are the smart one. You are taking action to live a better life.

The allure of getting paid for someone else’ efforts is powerful, but often badly misunderstood.

More often than not, this is what goes through the Lind of virtually every person who decides to get involved:

Hmm, I can think of 5 or 6 people who might do this too. My sister would be great. My friend knows lots of people. I know this other person who loves this kind of thing and would be amazing. Okay, I’ll join.

In other words, they aren’t joining a Profession, they’re just hoping to get lucky. They’re hoping to sign up a few people to cover their own start up costs and sit back and wait for the money to roll in. They haven’t started a real business, they’ve just purchased a glorified lottery ticket.

Imagine a lottery ticket with 6 scratch off spots – those spots represent the people they think most certainly will join, they approach those people and try to get them to join, but because of their lack of skill, most of them end up with nothing, just like the lottery ticket. And since they’ve acted in unskilled ignorance, they may have damaged some friendships or relationships along the way.

So, they rip up the lottery ticket, and instead of taking responsibility for not really starting their business, they blame Network Marketing and make sure to tell the world “Look, I’ve been there. Done that. I talked to every person I know and NM just doesn’t work; save your money.”

If you choose this as a Profession, that’s what you’re up against…the opinions of ignorant people who think they have done it right and it doesn’t work.

Well, news flash:

  • If some people are making a lot of money, then it’s not the compensation plans’ fault.
  • If some people are selling a ton of product, then it’s not the products’ fault.
  • If some people are going on the all-inclusive paid vacations, then it’s not the companies’ fault.

Responsibility rests 100% on our own shoulders. If you can embrace this, the world is yours, and in this Profession, you will get paid BIG money.

In contrast, Network Marketing Companies want to pay you more, not less like traditional Corporations.

They will pay unlimited amounts to people

who can help blind people see,

who can educate the ignorant,

and who can build a community of like-minded people.

The world as we know it has changed. If you’re going to be paid on performance anyway,  why live with the cap??

…summarized and reorganized from Eric Worre’s GoPro…

[7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional]

MKE10 | Super Hero Complex

Automatic strength. The kind I don’t have to negotiate with my body – or my mind -for…I simply will it, on demand. Endless reservoirs of back up power, available at the blink of an eye.

This is the strong me. The kind of ‘lift-a-car-off-your-kid’ in an emergency kind of innate strength. Not a front, rather truly a part of who I am. While this strength has proven to be available, yet completely exhausting. Calling upon this strength comes with a huge cost – it requires at least 4x the energy expended in order to recover.

In times like this, I find it helpful to remember that This Too Shall Pass.

ENTER: SURVIVAL MODE

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had to do it all. My independence streak runs deep. For better, or for worse. Won’t bore you with the details – and I certainly don’t want pity…

Rough childhood would be putting it mildly. Raised my sisters since elementary school. Moved out at 13. Raised my son since I myself, was a child. Working to pay bills. Paying bills instead of being alive. Its become a really bad habit – putting myself second to everything.

Keeping busy being busy. Jumping around wearing so many hats – and I’m not sure exactly why anymore.

So now, I’ve got myself strung so tight…I’ve got this big house that no one can be bothered to help me with. Trying to complete a University degree [failing, quite miserably]. While working way too much because one income simply isn’t enough to maintain a lifestyle – not an overly grandiose or pretentious one either – simply a roof, some food and a vehicle.

There's no way I was born to just pay bills and die

During a temporary lapse in sanity this Spring, I adopted two adorable puppy-brothers (super glad I did though) because they provide enduring Happiness as I deal with the burdens of everyday life.

While slogging through year eight of an exhausting civil-legal following an MVA, which, now forces me to endure chronic, daily, lower body pain – for which, I take extensive pain killers [prescribed, of course]. When those don’t cut it, I get to choose between quarterly cortisone injections, or perhaps medical marijuana in order to be able to walk, to sit, to drive, to sleep…to function without numb fingers or a stabbing pain from my left buttock down to the bottom of my toes. So many exciting options.

As an added bonus, I also have Acne. And Grey hair. Neither are fun, but seeing Sara giggle because she thinks it’s hilarious lifts my spirits. But let’s get serious…teenagers – either awesome or horrible. Not much middle ground there. Somewhere in there…all the house stuff (groceries, banking, Christmas cards, etc.). So, unfortunately, it goes without saying that I don’t often ask for help. Even when people offer help, I’m apt to thank them profusely, then politely decline. Insistently. To a fault.

Stubborn pride…

This is my weakness – which I’ve been [not-so-cleverly] parading around as strength.

I’m learning [the hard way] that what I have perceived as strength for a really long time, is actually my kryptonite.

ENTER: RECLUSION [also known as AVOIDANCE]

Thought I’d share that in an effort to spare a you the trouble…

Avoidance is not a strategy, FYI.

When my ‘f^*k-it-bucket’ quota breaches the brim, I shut everything down…finding solace in the darkness and reprieve in the quiet. If I’ve shut you out at some point, been a bad friend and not called, not responded or reached out – I apologize…it’s a glitch in my auto-response, and I’m – finally – aware of it. Thankfully. But perhaps more importantly, I see a way to change it.

ENTER: FORGETFULNESS [usually hangs out with STRESS]

I can go days and totally forget things. We’re talking urgent things. The more I stack on my plate, the worse it gets. Forgetful. Then stressed. Or stressed. Then forgetful. As if the sequence of events matters – they come as a package deal – and collectively, they’re a ticking time bomb.

Money is – unfortunately – the King of my castle; holding my sanity and dreams prisoner.

If the Prince represents the KEY to achieving the life I KNOW I was born to live…unfolding all the answers and solutions to what’s been holding me back…

And the Damsel in Distress represents my oh-so-coveted Autonomy and Legacy…

… then …

The busy things I’ve been filling my life with represent the Vigilant Dragon, guarding who the Castle Keep. Sadly, I am the Dragon.

ENTER: OVERCOMING OVERWHELM

Sometimes I find life extremely overwhelming – but when I stop and really observe what’s going on…take a mental inventory of all the moving parts.

My next breakthrough is only slightly out of reach, sitting precariously perched atop the pivot-point of the Teeter-Totter of life…the irony of it all…

…is that my weight is on both sides.

What I have done in the past weighs on the low end, versus what I need to do to move forward and bring about new results on the other.

I realize that at the exact moment when I recognize the overwhelm – when I’m about to admit defeat…that very moment is in fact the fulcrum…

…whether I choose to concede and continue hammering out rock solid, gold metal worthy projects for someone else…or…persist until I succeed…and work as hard for myself as I do for other people.

 

ENTER: VULNERABILITY

This one I need to negotiate with myself in order draw it out. This is for sure not in my DNA – but I promise you I am trying to write it into my code because I recognize the tremendous power of it all.

When my Greatness begins to shine is exactly when Resistance – the Universal Dream Stealer – throws more obstacles into my path. Relentlessly. Fortunately, I am both knowledgeable and wise when it comes to these old tricks – because I analyze when things seem insurmountable, I can easily recognize patterns.

Over the years, the lessons have proven – again and again – that it truly is darkest before dawn, yet when it seems all light has been extinguished, a flicker still remains – found within the innate strength we talked about earlier.

This is confirmation from the Universe that I’m doing the right things to attract Autonomy and Legacy, verifying I’m on the right path. Because as we determined earlier, it’s always darkest before dawn, and I can say with confidence that the Sun is always shining in my world, so it’s this magical decision between old and new, between stuck and free, between my past and my future – this simple decision is where the magic happens!!

The warrior within takes the lead and carries on. Paying no heed to the crippling circumstance, blissfully ignorant to the seemingly insurmountable odds, instead – like a champion – ploughing through the obstacle course of life…reliable…relentless…victorious. This is one facet of my Valkyrie.

ENTER: RECLAIMING CONTROL

Running around doing all the stuff that isn’t moving me closer to my goals and all I want to be doing is building a secret business watching Tracey suffer a yes or no true residual income meanwhile I’m going to work showing condos my daughters at home contemplating suicide and I’m driving all around and doing all the work and completely neglecting my house and my myself my daughter I’m not there I’m not present as a parent and making somebody else rich doing it.

Enough. This is how I feel about my ability to push through – *Facing the Giants | Death Crawl Scene*

It’s my turn now. I’m going to affix my own mask – or I will be unable to help others achieve their own greatness…not on my back, rather by my side.

Theory that people need identity outside of parent only or kids move out and they go crazy. So what kind of super hero have you been facading as? I REALIZED I don’t need to choose just one response – I simply need to control the extenuating circumstances in my life so that all of my strong suits can operate harmoniously.

I am whole, harmonious, peaceful, happy, humble, caring and kind.

Ass-hats don’t make the list.

BTDubs, it’s a massive honor to make someones’ list in Network or Relationship Marketing. You don’t get there by being boring, ordinary, under performers.

You made someones’ list. Celebrate that! Rather than rejecting our request with coldness and disdain, take a few minutes to hear us out. It’s basic manners really, simply be polite and acknowledge the compliment – we’re calling because we hold you in high regard.

Here’s the science behind ‘the call’.

For most relationship builders, it isn’t about what’s in it for us, instead, the mindset behind creating a list is how can I add value to others! We’re excited to reach out and connect with YOU, and we’d be proud to be on your list.

Someone allocated time away from their family or other responsibilities to brainstorm about the people they know…carefully selecting the people whom, in their eyes, encompass the best of the best. We’re talking about the favorites, the most fun, the most outgoing, most likely to succeed; voted by your peers as the best in anything can’t entirely suck, so why do you treat it like a life sentence when we call you?

#containthecrazies

Some of us recognize the injustice done both to our networks, and the industry in its entirety through the ‘machine gun approach’ and ‘throwing up on our networks’.

Forgive us. Many of us didn’t realize there was a better way, until now. We’re learning this profession. You probably didn’t start your job and become an instant expert either.

SQUAD282 was formed to act as a beacon within this industry. I’ve been committed to this profession for 15 years, and a constant over time is the lack of training for a brand new rep around how to approach people. I designed a system based on what has worked, founded upon how I would like to be approached, while being careful to steer completely clear of the hype and bad habits that are rampant in this industry.

The Science outlines the thought processes fueling our burning desire to unlearn bad habits that aren’t serving us, to get out of our own way in order to realize success in the profession of relationship marketing. Empowering self-directed thinkers with business and industry insight, we strive to outline the fundamentals in any relationship marketing business…WHAT to say (and what not to say), HOW to build both relationships and a market, and HOW to earn significant income.

SQUAD282 | Agent Base Camp has implemented a buddy-system to #containthecrazies.

Next time we call, we’ll try to refrain from being weird about it. Would be awesome if you could help us along by taking a few minutes and hear us out, help us learn the ropes and get over the butterflies. You could #dousasolid by

Listen to what is being shared and consider, hey, who do I know who might find this useful? That introduction call is the same thing as recommending a movie – you’ve got to watch the trailer before you know what the movie is about!

You know who doesn’t make the list: miserable cranky-pants, that’s who.

No one ever asks:

  • Who’s do you know who is miserable and wants to stay that way? or
  • Who doesn’t want better for their family? or
  • Who super loves constantly saying NO to their children – watching the wonder drain from their eyes?

Whether you’re just normal people like us, or ‘King S**t on turd island’, or, perhaps you have magical superpowers that make your sh**, for actual, not stink…next time you’re feeling super down on life, consider this:

Take inventory of the last time you made someone’s list.

Understand we have hand selected you,

and it’s entirely likely that we smiled when your face popped into our mind.

Chances are if it’s recent or frequent,

people see more in you than you might currently see in yourself.

We think you’re a pretty big deal.

Please, be delicate next time you get ‘the call’.

You’re a pretty big deal in someones’ eyes, not just a dollar figure. When was the last time your boss called you up, out of the blue, to give you a compliment and tell you they were thinking of you with fondness and care? Seriously, lighten up and learn to take a compliment.

While it’s just a ‘No’ to you, it might be the umpteenth one we’ve heard that day, and the only people immune from associating discouragement with hearing No all day long, are the McDonald’s drive thru workers who ask ‘Would you like fries with that’. They get paid whether you take fries or not, we don’t.

While those of us willing to think outside-the-cubicle are brave enough to try to better our families’ future, we also have feelings and this is profession is hard work. We are a volunteer army simply trying to create a better life.  You response helps us get there.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. Winnie the Pooh

Your ‘NO’ could be the one that urges someone forward, propelling them into greatness. But, it could also be the one that shoves them over the edge. That one last straw which seems to always be breaking the camels back.