It wouldn’t be a healthy Friday without Cinco Bala. This weeks top 5 lessons, hacks and quotes I’ve been pondering, applying and battling.
For those of you who are new, this is a concept I took from Tim Ferriss. (This is just focused on MLM and online marketing) If you don’t subscribe to his newsletter. You should do it.
Lesson in Network Marketing: How To Overcome Fear of Recruiting – There’s two reasons why you’re scared:
First – You don’t understand what you have your hands on.
Two – You don’t realize the state of the nation.
First things first. What you have is special. Period. You may not think that when there’s other “sexy” business models out there.
Ecommerce, being a coach, being an influencer, freelancing, agency owner, selling info products and the list goes on…
We’ve got friends that make a multiple 6 or 7 figure income in every one of those categories (and we have in a couple of them too) and I can tell you straight up…
The residual from network marketing is FAR superior than the income from ANY of those. Even IF the income from the others could be bigger.
Case in point – there are PLENTY of online marketers who make millions who at one point promoted a MLM and built a massive team really quickly.
Problem was, they didn’t know how to LEAD once they got them in. They just knew how to get em’ in.
So the team fell apart.
Guess where they’re at today?
Why? Because they have no legit residual income.
Crushing it, sure.
But constantly thinking of new offers, new promotions and always on the hunt.
I know this cycle INTIMATELY.
On the job side of life – people will invest their WHOLE LIFE to create a nest egg that can make them $50-$100k/year in residual income yet you can do that in just a couple years…
You could create a multiple six figure residual income or even 7 figure residual income with zero employees or capital risk in less than 5 years.
That DOES NOT exist outside of network marketing.
You have something special. Don’t forget to inform your face.
Secondly, the average annual HOUSEHOLD income is $60,336 as of this writing. That’s about $3k/month take home.
I mean NO disrespect here as I’ve spent more of my life making less than that than more than it – but that stat makes me cringe.
Like pucker up after a bad fart cringe. Not because there’s anything wrong with you. There’s nothing wrong with you.
There’s something wrong with system we grew up in.
In fact, I think you’re pretty darn smart. Because you’ve recognized the system we were all taught is not what it was cracked up to be and are moving towards a better future.
You #FIRST#, are freakin’ awesome. You are smart, brilliant and have the capacity to CRUSH THIS.
However, most people out in the world are NOT like you. They take the hand they’ve been given and refuse to shuffle the deck or would rather complain about it.
But there are some (a lot actually) that when given the right opportunity to shuffle the deck, will.
You and I are one of them.
At $3,000 per month, the math works like something like this:
-$1200-$1500 per month rent/mortgage if you’re lucky.
-$300-$600 in car payments for the family.
And we’ve already crushed half our usable income and we haven’t touched anything like…
Groceries, eating out, anything fun whatsoever or insurance.
No wonder people are stressed.
And by the way, don’t think that your prospect who’s “doing well” doesn’t need this too. Based on where we’ve lived (Chicago, California) – most of our association makes 6 figures ++
Yet, the vast majority of them are 1-3 bad months away from being financially wrecked.
They let their lifestyle increase with their income and now they have a mansion built on sand.
Not only do they need more income that THEY control, they also need financial education.
Bottom line – The world NEEDS you.
Don’t be scared. You got this.
Lesson in Online Marketing: Details Matter – This ONE line of copy tripled our results. Still think you can “hack” someone’s copy?
Still think you can write something that doesn’t sound like “you” and get results?
You could be one tweak away from BLOWING YOURSELF away…
Quote I Love: This is hokey but I’ve actually been getting a lot of value from this, this week.
Honestly, I’ve been continually learning how to stay positive – rather than dipping into negativity when bad things happen. So I’ve been leaning on this: “I CAN, I WILL, I AM”.
“I AM ENOUGH”.
New Morning Routine: Stop It – Ashley is “macro flexible” and I’m “micro flexible” naturally.
It was her initial idea to pack up all our stuff and start traveling the world. I wanted to stay home. She has a WAY easier time with macro change like changing houses, locations etc.
On the other hand I have a MUCH easier time with micro change. If I’m working all day and a friend calls it takes very little mental gymnastics to say “Ok, I’ll come hang out”.
I have intuitive faith that I’ll get everything done that I’m supposed to – regardless if I’m spending a random 4 hours with a friend that wasn’t planned.
I think it stresses Ashley out just thinking about my ability to change on the fly like that.
On the flip side – I like my same coffee cup everyday. I like my house the way it is. I like my office. I like my car clean. I like living in one area.
Ashley could hike from one country to the next each day and be perfectly content.
So with my “micro” flexibility you’d think I don’t have much of a “routine”. Well, I do. And I’m a psychotic dictator about it. I turn into a wild banshee if I don’t get my “routine” in.
I have however, been noticing recently that my routine sometimes causes more anxiety than it relieves WTF.
I’ve trimmed the fat so many times in my routine it’s not even funny and I’m on version 10.0.
Yes, I track each one.
In the consistent search for the perfect human optimizer I’ve become a bit of a diva. And I don’t like it.
So this week, I’ve tried something that has my head spinning. Do do sh*# besides journal, prime (mental visualization exercise) and workout. Then get to work.
When am I going to fit it…
Reading the Bible,
And reading a business book?
No idea, but I’m trusting that those things are important enough to me that I’ll find a place for them.
So far, it’s been 4 days and it’s working.
But next week I’m trying a new split test.
It’s called the…
Don’t do sh*# routine.
Plan the most important task the night before. Wake up and do it (aside from the 10-20 minutes I need to sit in silence regardless or else I’ll stab someone).
We’ll see how it goes.
I’m nervous of not having a routine but also giddy of the idea of not HAVING to do anything.
Then I’m trusting I’ll fit the “routine” stuff in during the rest of the day.
And before you throw stones, realize that I’ve had a morning routine like a religious fanatic for 4+ years. Two weeks of split testing isn’t going to kill me.
Personal Lesson I’m Learning: Don’t Look At Zach, Zach – You’d like Mr. Business would always be positive and never dwell on the negative?
In fact, I’ve found myself comparing myself to my previous self recently… And not in a good way.
The past few months have been MIND BLOWINGLY good in terms of business. Like a 500% increase type of stuff.
But this month, things were not like that. In fact, it was the slowest 8 day streak we’ve had in nearly 100 days.
By November 8th, I found myself staring at October’s stats wondering why the heck we weren’t in the same spot as last month yet…
I proceeded to spend the next 6 hours in a stinkin’ thinkin’ negative mindset.
Thankfully I have an awesome wife who listens to my whining and a deep desire to be the best version of me I can be.
I truly believe that being negative is not being a good steward of the gift of emotional stability God gave us.
So I made the commitment at the end of the first week to recognize two things:
First is remembering that business comes in waves. We’ve had plenty of bad weeks in the past. PLENTY. And then other weeks where we made HUGE leaps. Literally entire months of my previous income everyday of the week.
I seem to have forgot this. But it’s just the way it is.
Second is realizing that staring at LAST month or THAT person is a recipe for emotional turmoil.
I had to mentally bring myself back to when we had nothing and were appreciative of EVERYTHING because we had nothing to compare it to.
Bottom line – I had to remember that it comes in waves and that I must focus on the future possibilities NOT what happened “back in the good ol’ days”.
This sounds so elementary I’m sure.
But honestly CHOOSING to be positive and FOCUS on the future WHEN I have a “successful” past (within context) to compare it to, has been such a tough but incredible lesson to learn.
If you have a hard time staying positive and not comparing yourself to your previous success or to others – Know you’re not alone.
And know that it’s worth it.
It’s worth CHOOSING to be positive and focus on the future.
“The greatest enemy of today’s success was yesterday’s success”.
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