What makes someone successful in networking?





Internet prowess?

A big list?

Ability to motivate?


Naw, none of those things.

Oh, sure they are all good things…but most people that tell you those things are important have something to sell you.

Sorry, all you ‘hang-in-there’ CD peddlers.  None one needs to spend 1500 bucks or $500 for a CD series.

What the Hell are MLM companies thinking?

Still stunned that MLM companies pay guys and gals $25,000 bucks to come an speak at a convention just so they can use the stage to sell their ‘personal growth’ stuff.

What Are Companies Thinking?

I was flabbergasted a couple  years ago when the MLM I was building had a ‘famous’ speaker end the event.

Sitting next to me was a woman, my friend named Betty, who was making over $25,000 a month.

Betty was LIVING in her CAR when she got sponsored.

Living in her CAR!!

So the speaker does a nice job and people rush into the lobby and buy…get this…a $1350 CD set on ‘not quitting.’


What are these companies thinking?

What would help you and your team more?

A motivational speaker (wink-wink) peddling CDs or how a woman went from living in her car to $25,000 a month and how, step-by-step, she did it?

Gee, that’s a tough one.

The point?

Inside that story…OK, OK…my little rant…is the successful MLMer trait we need above all others.

Use Stories, People Like & Remember Stories

Let’s face it, we are not going any further than our team takes us…and they can’t take us anywhere if we don’t teach them what to do.

One of the best ways to teach is with little stories.

We love stories, we remember them.

Telling stories is a key network marketing skill.

Here’s a little story I tell to communicate the # 1 trait we all need…and that they already have it.

It’s a riddle.

Mary loved her friend Joan’s apricot jam and was thrilled when Joan gave her the recipe.

Bought 4 pounds of apricots, prepped them and put them in a pan.

The mixture started heating and she double-checked Joan’s directions to make sure she had the time right.

Mary Has the 1 Trait All MLMers Need

Ut-oh.  She forgot to put in the lemon juice.  She was supposed to put in 1/2 ounce for every 8 apricots.

Her jam came out perfect.

How did she know how exactly much lemon juice to add?

Simple, by exercising that same single trait successful MLMers possess.

Yeah, I know…it’s a cheezzzzzy way to get you to watch the video but there is great second tip within the 90-second video that will improve your recruiting today.

The one trait, a great recruiting insight and the answer to the riddle…all in under 2 minutes 🙂


mark januszewski

worlds laziest networker

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  • Hey Mark!
    Good stuff buddy…

    Really enjoyed the video!

    Thank you FOR ALL YOUR DO!!!


    PS. I am looking forward to Go90Grow…


  • How many years I wasted talking about products, plan or company. Wow,, can I have a refund on all the trips I had to go on and spend thousands of dollars for hotels, air fair, used up vacation only to hear a bunch of junk on “never give up”
    Never learned any business skills at these ra ra conventions. Learned incredible business skills with the world’s laziest netoworker. Can’t wait til Go90Grow gets launched because I’ve seen too many hearts get broken by guru’s who try to make you believe they have the secret.

  • Hi Mark,
    Great post and video. I love it when other marketers provide content and not just pitching their “plan, product, and company”. After all, it is just common sense!

    To you massive success,
    Steven Young
    The Leadership Dr.

  • Another awesome little video. I was doing something else while reading and just HAD to watch the video so I stopped what I was listening to and played it. You are right about common sense!

  • Mark, so true. The motivational speaker does not go home with us and pick up for phone for us.

    We still have to talk to people. We can save a lot of time and a lot of money if we just talk to people. Networking is simple, but because people can sell their Cd sets for hundreds and thousands to teach networking, then people are more attracted to the hype and then gives networking a black eye.

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