Leads Dont Build Leaders

Time to get the RED pencil out.  People keep asking us about ‘lead systems’ and the other nonsense.

How many times can I post the same thing and expect people to ‘get it?’

As long as it takes.

Drives me NUTS!   Yet people continue to buy useless leads and magic systems (that will get your leads) while overlooking the obvious.

What’s the obvious?

Leads don’t build leaders

If friends and relatives didn’t like what you had to say, why, on God’s Green Earth, would we think STRANGERS would like it any better?  

So how do we sponsor more?   Leads are not the answer, and working with a company as a consultant proves that once again.

There are 13 diamonds in the entire company – a very challenging pin to hit.  ZERO leads purchased by any of the 13.


None of them use leads or the ‘new’ iteration to con inexperienced MLMer’s out of their money – systems that will find 100 people a day!!!’  OMG…

Really? Secrets? Magic Systems? “Step right up folks, for a few bucks I’ll flood you with prospects!”

I got nothing against these carnival barkers.   They’re just bottom feeders trying to extract bucks, but come on folks, a little common sense.

Repeat Before Buying

If the system peddlers actually knew ‘how to’ generate leads to build an MLM effectively, why would they put themselves and their organizations in competition with everyone on the planet?

Repeat before buying  –  I will talk to (not read a testimonial), 2 people using this system who have sponsored people into their PRIMARY business (not the system)  and those people have also sponsored people into the primary business using the system.

Oh, that’s not a rant.  That’s coming in the next post!

So how do we sponsor more?

Sponsoring more people into your MLM deal is not about you sponsoring more, it’s about getting more people sponsoring and setting in motion a simple protocol that generates the greatest leads in the world and ‘copying’ of skills.

Those two things, combined, yield the very desirable by-product known as ‘duplication’

Remember, duplication is a by-product of education and in the previous post about sponsoring more,  we uncovered the 7 Levels of thinking and exactly where to get started so people will ‘copy.’

Sounds Great, Makes Sense, but…

I still need people to talk to!

So you ‘get it’ right?

We learn how to get a yes 80% of the time… then let people ‘copy’ us 3-Levels Deep so the message doesn’t get ‘diluted’, treating each level as if WE PERSONALLY SPONSORED THEM.  We’ve set the ‘education’ that yields’ duplication in motion……

Yeah… but I still need people to talk to!

The single biggest mistake, by far, that breaks this 100% effective, (easy, packed with great prospects), path to success down is in one simple area…

So tell me, if you would, in the comment box…

Did your upteam BUILD the list with you?

Have you built lists or assigned to others?

Most people won’t take the time to learn and implement this simple, easy-to-do, easy-to-teach skill that is a virtual diamond-mine and the results are 100% predictable.   The carnival barkers, promising the ‘magic bullet’ will get their money, and they will quit with a bitter taste about the experience, industry and you.

Just scroll down and go through the list building skill a couple times once you get to the network marketing skills area.

But some people will do the work, learn the skill, help others and set in motion a team of people who copy and do, copy and teach… and earn big, big checks.

It’s About Teaching Skills and Helping Other’s ‘Copy’

You’ll find the list building skill for networking right here along with the 3-Deep Pattern and, if you haven’t been to the site before, you’ll be happy to know this isn’t a lead into a sales page.  So grab the skills and share this post.   It might lead to a few new names for you.

See, the ring of truth, shared by you opens up people’s hearts to you.

Go for it.


mark januszewski

World’s Laziest Networker

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  • Good Morning Mark,
    Calling the list is my short coming. I ahve studied the 9 tips but still don’t feel like I have the tool that tells me how to create an opening to start my pitch after I say hello.

    Canot wait to meet you.

  • There is enough people around each of us, if we take time to see, take time to coach, take time to build with each one we sponsor.

    Mark, I love the way you explain that.

  • In all my years with MLM I’ve always been left alone to build my own list. Have I done the same with people I’ve sponsored? To a great extent yes I have. Other times I’ve sat down with people and built some kind of list – maybe 10, 20 names – but never sat with them as they made calls. 3-way calls were never my thing, was never taught the usefulness of it and so don’t use it. Guess I have to make a mindset shift. =D

  • Great wisdom as always Mark…and great reminders. It seems like just when I get a bit frustrated you share these principles and I go “DUH” again. Peace. Dorothy

  • Jean-Christophe

    You are ‘dead-center’…….the right people, in numbers to big to imagine, are everywhere……

    keep growing…..so nice to meet someone who sees the infinite field of possibilities EVERYWHERE

    mark j

  • Just combine the ‘Instant Rapport’ Skill with the ‘Most People’ Skill ……

    go90grow© members report somewhere between 80-90% of the people they talk to say ‘yes’ in less than 30 seconds to looking at their business…..all rejection free….

    Check out the go90grow© link…..pay attention to the short video at the bottom…….success leaves OBVIOUS clues Doug

    thanks for stopping by

  • Success leaves OBVIOUS clues…..

    If our upteam doesn’t do it with us…..we’re probably not going to do it with people we enroll…..everyone loses….

    Start where you are and if you’ll learn those stories…..you’ll find extracting 100-200 names is pretty simple and fast [30-45 mintues]……now you’ve got something to work with….

    Make the calls with them……they won’t do it alone very long, if it all….teach them how to get a simple yes i 30 seconds and they will ‘copy’ both behaviors……now repeat and you and your new team will become contagious……after all, everybody knows duplication is ‘caught’……not taught

    mark j

  • Duh? I can relate to that…….we all ‘slip’ away from basics from time to time….

    What we’ve got to remember is that nwm is and always will be a business of helping others get what they want…..I think, sometimes, we are so ‘big picture’ that we forget those first few days and weeks in nwm and are running, forgetting others need to learn to walk…..I sure do from time to time

    mark j

  • Good stuff as always ..On an ad site I’m on you can IM people so a guy from Ghana engaged me and asks me for all the “Secrets” to do Business ..I told him kinda tongue in cheek none just WORK …everyone wants Aladdin’s Magic Lamp…Great Post

    Dream Big

  • Mark,
    you always get right to the point and easy to follow you. I’m glad I have you as a friend and mentor.

  • Mark,

    Yep, in each deal I have been involved with, list building was always done alone by me and my notepad 🙁 Makes the world of difference to a new prospect to do that activity together and to make if fun 🙂

    Then, to combine that with the 3 deep pattern, well, just means having more fun (and earning a larger cheque too)

    Seems like a solid plan to me!

    Cheers, Peter G

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