Successful MLMers

Vogue and MLM? Weird? 

Not at all.

It’s not that winners do certain things, it’s that they do things in a certain way.

W. Clement Stone transformed the great Napoleon Hill’s (Think and Grow Rich – grab a free copy) career to Warp Factor 5… was my original trainer when I graduated college.  Man, do I wish, often, that I knew what a massive break that was.  Hey, I was 22 and happy to have a job, and I missed tons of brilliance for sure.   But I  did pick up a few things.

It’s hard to say that ‘this’ or ‘that’ was the KEY thing, but this was KEY for sure.

“R2A2,” Mr. Stone would say… over and over and over.

It means ‘Recognized, Relate, Assimilate, Apply” …which he taught to Hill.   Stone and Hill were adamant that the real GOLD was in OPMs, (other people minds).

“There are more golden riches in the minds a few men than on the entire planet,” Stone would repeat.   Urging us to pay attention.

Stone taught R2A2 - It's the key to success
Stone taught R2A2 – It’s the key to success

He said if we would pay attention, that we’d see winning patterns everywhere and all we would have to do was:

  1. Recognize them.
  2. Relate the principle to our challenges.
  3. Assimilate the wisdom of others.
  4. Apply it to our business.

And as I struggled in 1994, I found the skills …and did better.  But I knew it could be better, that I was missing something huge…

For a while I tried hard to figure it out, listened to other – ahem – leaders – who were making great money but working 50, 60 and 70 hours a week (don’t kid yourself, most of them do) …and I knew but struggled to find the solution.

Suddenly, I started thinking about Mr. Stone saying “R2A2” over and over.

Now as someone who lettered in 5 different sports and was, well, a jock, you wouldn’t think that Vogue Magazine held the answer.  I mean, a fashion magazine?

Stone was right…

Diana Vreeland changed the world, really, via fashion… and 2 simple statements she made… once I R2A2 them, changed our business 180 degrees.

So what did she say?  And what’s this big R2A2?

Simply put you’ve got to not only see it’ve got to be it… right now.

And no, as I said, this isn’t some motivational nonsense.  It’s the derivative of a No Fail Formula.

You simply must live there in your mind now…

Think and Grow Rich is not a book, and anyone who tells you it is, simply does not know it’s an exercise.

Some can work through it on their own… most cannot.  If you want to grab early notification so you can go through it with other experienced folks, here you go… starts in June sometime.

Do you not only see it in your mind’s eye now… is it real?


mark j

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  • Woot woot. Right on Mark. Think and Grow Rich is not only a book but an amazing life changing exercise. You have to live in it.

  • Thanks Mark. You are an incredible leader I blessed to know you and learn from you.
    Thankyou very much.

  • Aloha Mark,

    This so true…..I have the book…..I will start to apply myself even more…..This is valuable information……thanks Mark!….by the way, your 12 training tips are magical for me and are doing amazing things for my business and my down line!……THANKS MARK!

  • Thanks Mark;

    I can see it in my mind. But I must practice this
    concept all the time. Thanks for helping us see that.


  • Mark, this is great! I also connected the dots with Vogue PATTERNS, not just the magazine. Success is a pattern!

  • Similar to Be, Do Have…

    You are sooo right Mark. I chose something Old that is New again and I’m following in the footsteps of a man who is Chairman of the board and was #7 at Microsoft when he retired from them as a Billionaire. His comment was that after being involved with Microsoft from 1985 till about 2001 he got to have the feeling of the rush of being in the biggest company on Earth. He became Chairman of the Board in this company because as he says, he wants to feel that rush again! He went on to say it’s like winning the powerball twice in one life! He believes this will become the next biggest company on Earth! Who am I to argue with him?! I could but I recognize a great mind in another when I see it!

    I mention this because dozens of the networkers I’ve told about my decision to join this outfit have told me I’m nuts to go back to an old thrice failed company. They don’t see what could be based on who the company is today. They chose to judge the future based on the past. I chose to see the future in a whole new light.

    Proud to be a line of one person. Time to get new blood until the old blood can see for themselves.


  • Mark,
    Great comment on Napoleon Hill’s training manual!! It is not a book but an exercise! Amazing that he had such insight so long ago and nothing has really changed. Success is always the same. You need to live in vision and not in circumstance! The stronger the vision, the more likely your subconscious will lead you in that direction. It is so simple that it eludes most of us. I am working on the vision every day and the personal growth journey was worth getting involved in the network marketing industry. Even without the money it is worth the journey (now the money is a nice bonus!!:))
    Have a blessed and successful day all.

  • Way to go Mark J ! The first video literally gave me goose bumps. I am going to start to imagine our trip to visit, “work” and play in Hawaii for 2014 with the AWESOME Go90Grow TEAM. The videos with this years attentdees were an inspiring BONUS ! Success is about service- Mark J & the Go90Grow TEAM live it. I am greatful that I stumbled upon Go90Grow. It was meant to be. Some people preach that one should under promise and over deliver…LOL…that’s all Mark J and the Go90Grow team does ! Thank again for ALL that you do.
    PS. Btw- I am terrified of flying. (O:

  • Mahalo Captain….

    We’ll get some videos up for the event later this month…..although there was a real drawback to the event…..No CAPTAIN

    Thank you for all the sharing you’ve done to help others Chris…..without thought of benefit to yourself….kind of Admiral like, yes?

    mark j

  • Robert……

    This phrase you shared “You need to live in vision and not in circumstance!” is nothing short of BRILLIANT

    Thank you for that wisdom

    mark j

  • Thank you Nancy……we are humbled by your kind and thoughtful words

    keep giving to keep growing
    mark j

  • Aloha Anthony…..

    Thanks for the kind words about the 12 video tips…..just keep giving them away and you’ll keep growing

    keep giving to keep growing
    mark j

  • BAM!

    You said the magic word…..’practice’

    Mahalo for shaing Rhino!

    keep giving to keep growing
    mark j

  • As always……you’re so clever and kind at the same time…..what a gift Lydia….

    keep giving to keep growing
    mark j

  • Nice ……you’ve made a decison…..and are standing on it…..

    To really apply the princples we need to detach from all critisim, real or imagined… succeed….

    Go for it……we are going to LOVE hearing about your success

    keep giving to keep growing
    mark j

  • Mark,
    Love W.Clement Stone! R2A2 absolutely. I am reading “Out Witting the Devil” N.Hill. and I Recognize, Relate, Assimilate, and Im applying the “Doing”. N. Hill’s frustrations and revelations are life changing.
    W.Clement Stone sounds like someone who would tell you what you need to hear and not what we wanted to hear.
    You learned that skill my friend.
    Mahalo for doing that with me. I am in contact with my ‘other self’ and I do everything that he tells me to do and so far I have results. wow! I could have had a V-8!

  • Wow Mark, I am one the very fortunate ones that just came back from the live event.
    Here is what I totally get, I was privelaged to be able to go and accept the magnatude of the responsibilty I now have to really implement, really learn and teach what I have learned, to everyone that I can.
    Thank You for going way way beyond and giving way way more than you were ever expected to do. I am so much wealthier from meeting you and Davene and being able to gleen from your wealth of knowledge and experience.
    Thank You

  • Aloha Mr. PMA……

    Since Stone passed away a few years back [at 100 years of age], the planet has been craving a Mr. PMA…..BRAVO!

    You ‘get it’ and have we are thrilled at the success you are experiencing, you are raising the bar for everyone!

    mark j

  • Mahalo Don…..

    Your words are humbling to say the least….and it needs to be pointed out that just as MLM companies don’t build people, people build MLMs….the same is true of events.

    Your presence effected so many people, the kindness you demonstared, support and particiapation kicked it up a notch and it was really you and the other folks that made the event magical.

    We are grateful

    mark j & The Fabulous Davene

  • Hi, I soooo enjoyed your videos and am excited to start on Think & Grow Rich. You also mentioned the invisible close and I was wondering which blog it was on..I haven’t been able to locate it. All of your info is so down to earth and easy to understand. Thank you so much for all you do to help us.

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