I Love Giraffes
It seems like yesterday I was staring up at the ceiling wondering how in the world I could be this bad… again… at network marketing.
Fortunately, through thick and thin, I continued to read philosophy as part of my daily routine… (are you as shocked as I am that people just don’t read for their mind anymore?)
It occurred to me, call it a brilliant flash of the obvious, or call me an S…L…O…W learner… whatever. But like a bolt out of the blue, I realized I simply did not have a “philosophy” about my MLM biz… and as a result… I had what all people have that operate without one… a failing MLM business.
Ahem… let me rephrase that. I was failing for the 6th time.
So, there, in this ratty apartment… BAM! My favorite animal, a giraffe pops into my head.
“Stop!” I yell to my head…” this is serious, don’t think about giraffes! You need a philosophy!”
OK… I’m back on track… and Bada-bing… I see a giraffe in my mind again.
I’ll spare you the 10 more times I went through this before I surrendered and found gold. But I will tell you, probably like yourself… I had loooooooog grown past the normal bullshit people were dishing. You know, the “don’t quit”…” you can’t fail unless you quit”…” hang in there”…” we’re going to be a billion-dollar company”…
Recently at a live event here in Kauai we explained this philosophy for 3 days… that was in early May and people are just tearing it up. Many who could not attend have asked about it and recently in Vegas we did some training for a group at a convention where they asked too. How it was that we get to do what we want when we want… What was our core thinking?
It sure isn’t “sponsor more”…all that crap, and that’s exactly what it is when people talk about sponsoring 20 or 30 or more people a month… Good grief.
So here’s the short version… of a philosophy based on the gorgeous Giraffe… and how staying loyal to it made dreams come true.
Two quick notes about this video…
1) that last few minutes have something rarely caught on film, so enjoy it and
2) when I say through thick and thin, let it sink in…really.
The G in Giraffe
It really revolves around the G…
Give 100% to the dreams of others without expectation of reciprocity. Expect nothing. Do it from the heart baby, from the heart.
How did we give?
Read the goal statements of others every morning …aloud …with excitement.
Send them cards …NOT EMAILS. Handwrite personal notes and don’t mention the business.
Give…give…give…then… give some more.
You’ve got to live in your Imagination (that’s the “I”) because imagination is the only bridge to enthusiasm (the “E”) and it is that enthusiasm you have for the dreams of others that turns you into an indomitable force.
One of the “F’s” is First Class…
You were made first class, by first class and you’re entitled to go first class if you do a first class job of helping others get their dreams. How do we help them?
Teaching them, hands-on, the skills they need… but… and this is a BIG BUT… you simply cannot teach what you do not know.
So learn the skills. There are a bunch of them right here.
Yeah, there is something of a time investment to learn them, practice them and improve, but, really, do you believe you don’t have to do anything but tell people how great your product and plan are? I mean, really…we’re talking about creating ongoing income for decades… it’s going to take some skills. BTW, if you’re visiting here for the first time, the skills are free, no upselling.
In the end, a philosophy doesn’t mean jack if you don’t live it… relentlessly.
If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything…
Like “secrets” (there aren’t any).
Like sponsoring 20-30 or more a month (how dumb do they think we are?) Winning at MLM is about getting more people sponsoring, not sponsoring more.
Like spending 1000 bucks for a couple days to get a business plan… really? OMG…let me give you one. Spend 80% of your time contacting people who are not in your business about your business. Really, that’s all you have to do besides adding a little GIRAFFE.
Again, if you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything… and so will your team.
Here’s the biggie about the giraffe. It’s not the heart of a lion, the eye of the tiger nor the skin of a rhino, or other dead animal body parts that will build our business.
It’s got to be vitalized and the giraffe’s neck is ALWAYS out… (you stick your neck out by deciding what you stand for and sticking to it) The heart of a giraffe is more than 20 inches and weighs over 20 pounds… you stick your neck out and put your heart into the dreams of others… and you’ll be designing a life instead of making a living.
So… what do you stand for? Please share your philosophy with us below.