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Practicing The Golden Rule In Network Marketing

Practicing the Golden Rule in life is important for happiness. But to NOT practice the Golden Rule in Network Marketing is self sabotaging!

Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.


Don’t do unto others what you Don’t want them to do to you.

I’ve been in Network Marketing now for 17 years and I’ve seen a lot of broken Golden Rules. I’ve also seen the Golden Rule played out beautifully.

If we are Christian Network Marketers striving to honor Christ in all we do, that would definitely include how we run our business.

For example:

If you wouldn’t want others to sell products to your customers, then don’t sell to someone else’s customer if you know the customer already has a distributor. (unless they are in your downline and you transfer points)

If  don’t want someone to persuade your customer or distributor to move over to their team then don’t try to persuade some else’s customer of distributor to move to your team.

How can we practice the Golden Rule in a positive way in our Network Marketing business?

Do encourage open meetings in your area. You may not be able to control what other leaders in your city do but you can control what you do as a leader.

Do have a spirit of generosity.

Do encourage a spirit of sharing with other teams. Share training, training materials, responsibilities. I’ve noticed that the teams that share the most and are the most open and generous are the ones that have great growth and are well respected.

Do respect and protect other people’s downline.

Do operate with the highest integrity in mind.  I love this definition of integrity that I heard at a convention once.

“Integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is looking.”

But there is always someone watching and that is the Lord. If we care about honoring Him in our business then we will be ever mindful.

A word if you’ve broken the Golden Rule.

No one is perfect. You may have broken the Golden Rule in a small or big way but you are ready to change your ways, turn over a new leaf and strive toward a Network Marketing business with integrity.

If you’ve specifically offended someone and it is affecting your relationship with them and your business, go to them in honesty and humility. Admit your wrong action. Tell them you are turning over a new leaf, that you will strive from here on out to operate your business in highest integrity. Isn’t that what you would want them to do to you? (sound familiar?) Don’t bring up what they might have done to you. Don’t have any strings attached.

If you do this, if you practice the Golden Rule in your Network Marketing business, if you make integrity and generosity your highest priority in your business, not only will the Lord bless you for that but you will have peace of mind knowing that you are pleasing God and truly helping others.

May you truly be blessed  as you practice the Golden Rule in your Network Marketing business!


P.S. If you have a business you love that is wonderful! But if you are looking to partner with a company of highest integrity and a leader that is striving to practice the Golden Rule in Network Marketing then let’s talk. Go to Work with Dayna. Let’s see if my team if a fit for you and vise versa.

Leadership – You Can’t Send A Duck To Eagle School!

Every time I watch this movie I’m inspired! I hope you enjoy it too and share it with others!

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You Can’t Send a Duck to Eagle School

I would love for you to share your comments below!

Have a blessed day!

Success: Taking It To The Next Level According To Don Hutson

Propelling your Network Marketing business to the next level

You’ve heard it said, “It was like drinking from a fire hydrant!” I bet you know exactly what I’m talking about. You know those seminars where the speakers is so good and has so much great information to share that it’s just like drinking from a fire hydrant.

That’s what I experienced last Wednesday at the Talk Shoppe networking meeting in Memphis, TN. Don Hutson, who is an amazing motivator as well as best selling author and national speaker, spoke to a packed out room of eager listening independent business owners.  He gave so many life changing and business changing nuggets that my hand was cramping just trying to keep up taking notes. Halfway through I thought,”I can’t wait to share these nuggests on my blog!” But when I got home and read over my notes I realized there was too much good stuff to just try to squeeze into one post.  Therefore, I’m breaking it down into several parts to make it easier to really chew on what he said and get the most value out of every bit.

So here goes: taking it to the next level in your success.

We must BE better before we can DO better

What does this mean?

You may have heard it said that “Success occurs when opportunity and preparation meet.” There is so much that can be said about this! Do we want to be successful at our business?  Then we must be prepared. Who do you want to attract into your business?  Successful people attract successful people. A Successful person wants to join someone who already has a success plan in place. That’s why it is so important to prepare! If the type of person you want to attract comes into your circle of influence they will just pass you by if you aren’t prepared with a successful track in place.

Be better. What do you feed your mind? Do you see the glass half full or half empty? Do you see the positive or the negative in a situation or a person? What you feed your mind will greatly effect the way you see things and ultimately what you attract into your life.  Are you hanging around positive people? Are you reading positive books and listening to positive cds? This is one way to stay “up” as Don puts it.

Have an “UP” attitude.

You don’t see many winners whine or whiners win do you. That’s because winners have an up attitude.  People aren’t attracted to whiners.  Do you have a “victim” mentality?  People you are winners and successful high achievers know that it is up to them to CHOOSE their attitude.

When they have a negative circumstance they choose how they will look at it.

Successful people get over it fast. When something negative happens choose to get over it quickly.  They don’t mull over it and chew on it a while.  They learn from it, deal with it, then put it behind them and move on.

Successful people don’t let their ego eat their brain. Zig Ziglar calls this the “Egomania” disease. You don’t want this!

I want to leave you with this last valuable nugget that Don said. He asked the question:

“What is your personal propulsion?  What drives you? Motivates you? Propels you and moves you forward? It isn’t the same thing for everyone. It may be listening to a certain kind of music. (I love Stevie Wonder. His music really gets me going!) It may be starting the day with exercise or a brisk walk.  Maybe it’s reading the Bible and daily devotions. Maybe it’s reading certain motivational books or listening to a certain speaker.  You may have several. My personal propulsion may not be yours.  It’s important to find your propulsion and tap into it daily to keep you up and motivated to keep moving forward.

There is so much more to share with you that I gleaned from Don Hutson!  You can learn more from this inspiring speaker from his resources at Don Hutson.

I’d like to invite you to share your personal propulsion here in the comment box! I think it will be very interesting to hear what  you have to say!

To your success!



What It Means To Be A True Leader In Network Marketing

I really like how Jonathan Budd put it in his post and video. He explains that true leadership and success in Network Marketing isn’t about signing up a huge amount of people yourself.  It’s all about first, being totally accountable for where you are  and what you do. A true leader is constantly learning and growing and seeking out answers for himself.  Only then can you help someone else and teach them. But a true leader is someone who no longer “needs” help. Teaching others to get to that point is true help.

You don’t need to be a top recruiter, putting in huge amounts of people every day to be a successful true leader in network marketing. Network Marketing is about putting in a few people and teaching them how to do the same.  That is the key. It’s so much easier to teach 40 people to go out and bring in 1 person  than it is to personally go and bring in 40 yourself.

We lead by example by consistently bringing in a few and REALLY TEACHING them to do the same. It’s the truest example of the  saying:

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.

What I like about Jonathan Budd is that he seems to really exemplify a true leader.

What about you? Are you ready to step up to the plate and be a true leader? Are you ready to teach others to do the same? It starts by being a continuous learning. Go up to the top of the page on the right and get my “5 Lessons of a Successful Home Business” to help you continue on the path of being a true leader.

To your success!



8 Crucial Qualities of A Good MLM Sponsor

In the 13 years I’ve been involved in Network Marketing I’ve had plenty of opportunity to observe and take note of what makes a good sponsor.  Many times, those  new to our industry have no idea how important it is to choose their MLM sponsor rather than sign up with the first person who comes along.  But if you have the opportunity to take your time and do a little research you will have the advantage of choosing your sponsor wisely.  Here are the top qualities you will want in a good mlm sponsor.

  1. Easily available to their team. One of the most frustrating situations is to be new in the business and not be able to reach your sponsor for help.  Of course no one is available 24/7.  But if they don’t return your emails or calls that is frustrating and leaves you with a feeling that they don’t really care about your success. So before you sign on the dotted line, make sure they will be there for you.
  2. Provides direction without “managing”. You are about to embark on your own business.  You don’t want someone who will try to micro-manage you and your business.
  3. Well connected to the company and up on all the “goings on”. Do they know and understand the new incentives for example and keep their team informed?
  4. Actively building their business with the company you are considering. Preferably, they aren’t in retirement with their business.
  5. A good connection. Be sure that when you talk to them or correspond with them you feel like they are really listening and you have a good rapport.
  6. Actively leading their team with recognition and training! This also means that they see relationships as very important to the life of the business because relationships are  the glue that holds the team together and keeps people in the game.
  7. Positive, upbeat and fun! You certainly don’t want  a sponsor who will drag you down!
  8. Strong integrity. What more can be said on this important point!

Since first writing this post, I’ve created a video on How to find a Good MLM Sponsor with a few more qualities as well.

I hope you enjoy!

So, take this to heart. Choose your sponsor wisely and you will have a much better chance of being extremely successful in Network Marketing! To gain a better understanding of how to build your business and how to be a good sponsor yourself, check out the “5 Lessons For A Successful Home Business” over in the right column!

To your success!