Why Is Freedom So Important in Network Marketing and why does Freedom extend across all areas of our lives.
Obvious as most of you know I live in New York (aka NewYorkMike) and I was born in the early 1950’s and we always heard and talked about Freedom. As I was growing up I met people from many countries.When asked why they came to America I would hear things like we wanted a better life for themselves and their family. I would hear so amazing stories and even frightening stories of why they came but almost every conversation the word FREEDOM was part of the reason. There are still people coming here to this country for those very same reasons but so are they coming to other countries for those same reasons Freedom and better lives.
So how does this word Freedom become the battle cry of most Network Marketing company members? It’s simple it all starts with a Dream and identifying your Dream…
Well, today on Freedom Friday I am going to share some thoughts and an exercise that I think might help all of us in this Profession. I will try to make it quick because I am going to play Golf Today and probably you came here from my FaceBook Live video… How did you like the scenery?
Ok, back to Freedom.You probably heard many leaders say FreeDom should be two words. We all want to be Free and it’s Dom( Dumb) if you don’t. So how do you get started? I think the first way is by asking yourself my best Word WHY before what you want… why do I want a car, a house, be debt free etc. I like to start a person out by asking them What do you want, Why Do you want it and what are you willing to give up to get it? I am trying to find what area of Freedom they want by identifying their Dream.
Once you do that you can now help people stay focused on their Dream by helping them keep the dream in front of them. When I didn’t want to do something my Sponsor Ruth would bring up my Dream and wake me back up about WHY I was in the business. She would tell other people about my Dream so I had a bunch of People pulling for me. So the First reason why is freedom so important in Network Marketing it is a powerful tool to use if you use it properly. Here is one of the example that she used on me that I am so grateful
Here is one of the example that she used on me that I am so grateful to this day she did to get me on track … I was 33 years old when I started in the Profession and was working as an NYPD Detective and invested in the restaurant business. But my Dream was to retired at 42 when my time was up in the Police Department. She came up to me one day and said can I speak with you… She said Mike do you really want to retire at 42 because if you do you need to read because you have a bad attitude. My bad attitude side of me wanted to say who the heck are you but my Freedom side knew she really had my best interest at Heart. She knew if I wanted to be free I needed to change.
She knew I needed to Retrain my brain so I could develop the success habits and be an example to help others. What she did next is something you can share with your people who are resisting the habit of reading. We hear many times leaders on the stage say I read a book a week and I didn’t want to read a page a week. 🙂 🙂 🙂 So what she did once again she went to the last page of the book and said let’s read this book in a month and divide the page by 30… It came out to 7 pages a day. She then went back to my Dream the Freedom I wanted and said Would you read 7 pages a day to be Free at 42. Wow, she made freedom that much closer again. You see what she did, she knew my FREEDOM hot button and used it against me in a court of Dreams… Like that Detective talk. 🙂 🙂 🙂 .
I would suggest when doing Presentations bring that word Freedom into your conversation when you are talking about their Dreams. People are living and dying all over the world for Freedom.
Talk to the Millennials those young sharp people because according to Entrepreneur magazine in a Sept 2013 article they don’t want that Corporate job they want to be Entrepreneurs. They want more Freedom. 69% of them say they want more freedom so they are a great bunch of people to offer your opportunity too.
The next group is amazing the Baby Boomers a lot of them didn’t prepare for retirement but now they want to start a business. They want more what I call FUN MONEY. The money to Pay Golf. Tennis, go Cruising and take their Grandkids to Disney and trips. They also want to slow down the aging process and feel better that is why I choose the company I am sharing with people.
So what is your Freedom”DREAM” now I am going to share with you something amazing that I just learned yesterday while reading a Book , Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziozi… He hired a coach Joe Stump who shared an exercise in it called Seven Levels Deep. Have you heard of this before if not we all need to learn this and help change people’s lives forever? His coach said,“It’s the most profound thing that I’ve ever done and it can massively transform the life of the people you reach and make them stay engaged and motivated longer than ever before. It will actually keep them engaged for life”.
This exercise takes people through the steps of really identifying their Why.Not just from their mouth saying I want this but when you do the exercise of going Why 7 levels deep it brings out the real reason why you or your partners are Professionrfession of Network Marketing or in fact in any Business. It is truly a game changer.
You all know I am a true believer in the WHY Question… Many Leaders are still standing on stages and having people say I am a PIN LEVEL, I AM A WINNER ETC. But most people dont believe it and the brain is designed to solve problems. Try this exercise Say I am the top level in your Business whatever it is say I AM A ???? how does it feel good maybe But now say it WHY AM I A ??? and now your brain is now going through reasons why you can be that… Pretty Cool 🙂 🙂 🙂
Well, this 7 Level Deep goes really deep into your soul. Get the book and truly you will be excited and he goes into a lot more stuff…
He offers this book for free on his website and it is all worth it.
I am actually going to teach it this week on our weekly webinar training. It is too important now to share this secret