A Silver Bullet & 3 Keys To Success

The other day I was getting ready to write a blog post. I was actually kicked back in a lawn chair up at the cabin sipping a Coors Light. Ideas were running through my mind.

I was looking into the future trying to envision where I am going to be in a few months. How is this blog going to evolve? What new strategies will I learn, and how can I bring the most value to the world of MLM and network marketing?

I got caught up in my mind (which happens a lot btw), when it dawned on me. Holy crap, I’m still in the game.

Maybe you have experienced this before. You get into a network marketing company after you promised yourself you would never do it again.

But for some reason this time is different. Maybe it’s the product. You think that this product will sell itself, or you say, “I can really get behind this thing because it is helping so many people”.

You’re so excited again. You have that fire back. Heck you’re even ready to start calling your friends and family about this. No, no, leave them alone. Don’t do it.

You’re so fired up. You have your first shipment of product. You made your list. You are plugged into your up-line, down-line, side-line, every freaking line.

You’re jumping on every conference call and webinar you possible can. Your family is saying, “here we go again.” You really feel like something is different this time.

Fast forward 3 weeks.

Well it hasn’t gone exactly as planned. You ran through your warm market, got roughed up a little, and now you are searching for some answers as to why you aren’t getting signups and selling products.

You begin to put less time and focus into your business, and in a few weeks, it’s over.

If you are like me, you will likely come up with reasons why this just doesn’t work, or maybe it just won’t work for you.

This certainly is not everyone’s experience in this industry. Some people come in and become instant stars (hopefully that’s you). Some people get in and never really have big dreams or aspirations to make it big.

This has happened to me more times than I care to think about. I’m sharing this because I have seen this story or a similar one happen so many times to people in this industry. In fact, I used to work for an MLM lead generation company, and I saw people drop like flies on a daily basis.

So here I am (still in the game), drinking a silver bullet, thinking to myself, what is different this time? Why am I getting more passionate and motivated as time goes on?

Why am I able to sacrifice things in my life in order to work on my business that I was never willing to give up in the past?

And why am I so excited to get up at 5 am every morning? That is just not normal.

Here is the conclusion I came to. I identified three things that I am doing different that has made all the difference in the world.

My hope is that if you are struggling in your business or you have someone on your team who is struggling, maybe, just maybe you can pick up a little nugget here that flips the switch, lights that fire again, and keeps you in the game.

Remember that no one fails in this industry. They just give up before they find success. If we stick in it long enough, eventually we will fail our way to success (or something like that).

Here goes. These are in no particular order.

I found a mentor

I was fortunate enough to partner up with someone in my business that has been successful in internet/affiliate marketing. Not that I couldn’t learn the skills on my own, but it is so much easier and faster if you can learn from someone who has a system and can teach you the system.

Not only has it sped up my learning curve, but it strengthens my belief when I see the success he has had doing the same things he is teaching me. Read more about the power of having a mentor.

I put some skin in the game

Sometimes we just perform better and maintain that edge when our backs are against the wall. If you join a company where all you had to invest is $97 to become a distributor; how easy is it to walk away from compared to a a company you had to invest $5,000?

For some people $5,000 isn’t a lot of money, but I know I won’t be walking away after making that type of investment without putting up one hell of a fight.

If you haven’t purchased all of your companies products or aren’t in at the highest level, maybe you should consider taking that leap. Yes, even if you can’t easily come up with the money.

When I went all in and purchased all of the products, I experienced a major shift. I knew that I had done something extraordinary. I went way beyond my comfort zone, and let me tell ya, it has made all of the difference in my mindset and in my posture.

Not to mention, it is kind of hard to tell others to go all in if you haven’t done it yourself; Right?

Oh, and back to that mentor thing. Guess how I got his attention. Do you think he would be spending his time with me if I limped in at $100? Or is he going to spend all of his time teaching the A-players that took a leap and went all in? Of course he would love to help everyone, but the man only has so much time in the day.

I became comfortable with the uncertainty

This has probably been the biggest game changer for me. I don’t know about you, but I am someone who likes to have a clear picture of where I am at and where I am headed.

That hasn’t changed.

What has changed is how I react when I don’t have a handle on where I am at or what I am doing. Anytime I am doing something new, I get this uncomfortable feeling of uncertainty. I want to know if it’s going to work and how it’s going to work.

I realized that almost everything I am doing in my business is new and filled with uncertainty. Somehow I have convinced myself to embrace the uncertainty and not fear it.

In the past my fear of uncertainty has stopped me from taking action. It was always just easier to throw in the towel and return to normalcy. Now I just roll with it, knowing that the uncertainty and the feelings that go with it will are necessary and will disappear.

Do not let the uncertainty get to you. The only way to succeed is to push through and not let it stop you from taking action.

So that’s my story. Do you have any game changers that you want to share? Let’s hear about it. We have to do something to keep people in the game; right? Leave a comment below.

To Coors Light, and everyone’s success,

Jason Kersten


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