MLM skill

There are no secrets

Readers of this blog know this is a consistent message… and a couple of our readers questioned the repetition of this message.

I understand.  People are busy, they just want the meat, a quick video clip or a couple of one-liners… that tidbit of information that will “fix” everything.

Give it to me quickly so I can make my dreams come true,” thinking.

Let me share two ideas here.

First, we repeat it over and over again so new or inexperienced or fearful people won’t hurt themselves financially.   Look, we know we can’t stop people from hurting themselves yet we feel a responsibility to carry the message about “secrets”.   We can’t buy success, we’ve got to earn it and we either pay the price of success now by doing the work now, or we pay the price of failure later.

As the great W. Clement Stone taught… it’s easier to succeed than fail. (It’s net-WORK-marketing, not net-WISH-marketing, net-POINT-n-CLICK-marketing, net-HOPE-marketing or net-FIND-THE-SECRET-AND-GET-RICH-marketing)

Next, if we are going to make some money, we need to learn some skills.   This ain’t no secret… not in any business.  Successful people simply determine what the objective is in the money-making areas with their personal objectives being hit as a result of the overall business objective being hit.

In other words, what really drives the economic engine?   It sure as hell isn’t “sponsoring more” yet most people really believe that will get them what they THINK they want.   This blinds anyone, in any business to being able to see the REAL objective.

Do You Know Your Target?

Most people are aiming at the wrong target… I sure was for a while.

Here’s a guy, living his dream… right now…

How’d he do it so fast?


He divorced himself from the “mainstream” bullcrap and asked the important question… the only question that matters…

“What’s the real objective of the business?”

Listen closely…


It’s taught, not caught

Duplication is a by-product of education.

When you really think about it duplication is a fancy word for “copy”, yes?

Well, if they don’t know “what” to copy, they’ll get sucked into the mainstream bullshit and think it’s about “sponsoring more” and all the nonsense that goes with it…

  • Don’t quit!
  • You just have to find the right people (BTW, the biggest lie in NWM)
  • Hang in there!
  • You gotta think BIG!
  • You can’t fail if you won’t quit
  • Buy leads, more leads means more money ($$)
  • Get this automated system ($$)
  • 7 things your upline won’t tell you ($$$)
  • The dirty little secrets of MLM and how to overcome them ($$$$)

Good grief…

Write this down on several index cards and tape it everywhere…

“Never do anything unless you know WHY you’re doing it”

The Most Important MLM skill

Push people up by going 3-Deep, hands on
Push people up by going 3-Deep, hands-on

Duplication is caught, it’s not taught…we do this with the 3-Deep-Pattern… here’s that mlm skill

What do we do 3 levels deep, hands-on?

1. Set a short term objective and find out what their core motive is… the core motive is crucial.

Why is the core motive crucial?  Because motivation means “motive in action” and it’s far, far easier to get your new teammates to engage in the right behaviors if you “get off” motivational speeches (your reasons for them doing something) and get on to helping them get what they want.   Which is ALWAYS driven by THEIR core motive.  (You can get your core motive and all your teammates’ core motives right here …and no, it’s no upsell…take this little quiz free)

You see, all their REAL desires …what they ultimately want will be driven by their core motive.  That’s what Claes does.   That’s what all winners who make big bucks and do it in short work week hours… they focus on the core motive of others (all REAL goals come out of our core motive) and he does something extra.   He learns more and more about himself so he can talk to his teammates, 3 levels deep, in a language THEY understand.   In other words, to their motive, not his.

2. For goodness sake… build the list with them.   Only those lazy or stupid assign this.   List building is a skill… here you go  (no, there’s no upsell if that’s what you’re thinking).

3. Make the calls with them.   I’m not going to get on the bully-pulpit here, but for goodness sakes, if the hidden objective is to build teams that build teams without you, then how in the hell could we possibly expect to hit that target if we won’t be part of a team?   3 words will build teams and manifest dreams…”show and tell”   Do it.

Same for them and all this nonsense about “I don’t make calls with new people,” or the new rep saying, “I’m not comfortable just calling people together.”  Good grief!

Tell them the real objective and ask the tough question.   If the objective is to build teams that build teams without us, how do you think that could possibly happen if we refuse to be part of a team?

The 4 Ds… they are money… especially the Discipline to execute these 3 tiny steps…

Let me know what you think…


mark januszewski

world’s laziest networker

Mahalo for stopping by and sharing
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  • Simple. Teach your team to teach their team to do three things with each new person and personally have the 4 “D’s” to carry it through.
    Great video. Play it over daily so it becomes a habit.

  • Mark (and Claes) – this interview is possibly the ONLY training you will ever need to succeed. Build from the 4 Ds and forget trying to game the system.

    Your honesty and love shine through in this video guys! wonderful..

    enjoy the sunshine 🙂

  • I have been listening to your videos over and over again and it make sense. You are helping in both of my businesses. thank you so much

  • Well said Mark it’s amazing that my Uplynn teaches those same things yet so many of us fail to listen because we want to invent the new way to do a better way to do it. Thanks for emphasizing the basics.

  • Great stuff!
    All of these tips reveal how little was done for us coming in the begining. Finding the confidence to do steps 2 and 3 is where I’ve struggled. It was not demonstrated for us but I won’t use that as an excuse. Failure is not an option!!! Thanks Mark!

  • Right now we are very close to rock bottom. These videos are the exact training I need. Tired of the “you have so much talent” comments and no results. This is the beginning! Mahalo Mark!

  • Powerful stuff! Simple, but not simplistic. But it requires a change in thinking. Most people believe that, in order to make a lot of MONEY, there MUST be “more to it” – or, in other words, “secrets.”

  • Mahalo Larry… are so on it, you “get it”…keep carrying that message

    keep giving to keep growing
    mark j

  • You are so right Natalie…..talent and “heart” have nothing to do with results….it’s all about skills

    keep giving to keep growing
    mark j

  • Mahalo Richard….just get on the early notifications lists…..late fall, early winter we’ll be ready to rumble

    keep giving to keep growing
    mark j

  • I just love this guys.
    Been there met both, and was the best thing I ever did!
    Without skills we go nowhere….
    Thanks Mark & Claus

  • WOW! Network marketing always made sense to me, problem was, it just wasn’t working for me. I studied and tried to follow everything, as much as I could…wrote my ‘why’, heck I even made a vision board!!! Me!? …and then I found The Worldslaziestnetworker. Now everything here makes sooo much sense. It’s developing skills and taking people by the hand, making their list WITH them, working WITH them and teaching and learning WITH them?!? What a paradigm shift for me…you mean if I tell someone to make their list and they don’t, I shouldn’t give up on them because by not making their list they proved to me that they didn’t “want it bad enough”!?!?!? Hmmm, I’ve been fed a lot of BS. I’ve spent enough $$$ trying to find “the secret.” Holy crap I’m excited to try this!!!

    How do I figure out what my “core motive” is and also find out what my business partners’ are? I did the colors quiz, I’m a blue btw, I thought that link would take me to learn about what my core motive is.

    I’m really going to try to learn the skills you teach here.
    Thank you so much! You are so awesome for sharing this!

  • Hi Mark
    Inspired by your clever posts vids and blogs.
    Cuts to the chase and basically spells it out to all us lazy networkers.
    Thanks for all your tips and thanks for reminding me of :

    Keep Giving to Keep Growing

  • Mahalo Maureen….and you’ve really figured out the path to long term sustained success….keep giving!

    go for it
    mark j

  • Mahalo for your very kind words Franklin….mentor? Not sure…..student? I sure am

    keep giving to keep growing
    mark j

  • Just have your teammates take the test….and talk to THEIR motive….

    We’ll be running a session [live webbie] on this in July

    keep giving to keep growing
    mark j

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