Monday, September 13, 2010

Following YOUR Dreams - What it Takes!

Following your dreams. What does it really take? Why are some people more successful at making their dreams come true? I think one of the many keys to reaching those goals and dreams is courage. It's being willing to really KNOW what you want for your life and having the courage to take action. Courage is not the absence of fear but feeling any fear and taking the action anyway. Dreams require action and courage ! What action do you need to take toward your dreams? Have the courage to take one step this week and move closer to your dreams. I found this article and thought it was so great I wanted to share it with you. It reminds us of what "courage" is all about !!

Reaching Your Dream Takes Courage

Courage is admitting that you're afraid and facing that fear directly. It's being strong enough to ask for help and humble enough to accept it.

Courage is standing up for what you believe in without worrying about the opinions of others. It's following your own heart, living your own life, and settling for nothing less than the best for yourself.

Courage is daring to take a first step, a big leap, or a different path. It's attempting to do something that no one has done before and all others thought impossible.

Courage is keeping heart in the face of disappointment and looking at defeat not as an end but as a new beginning. It's believing that things will ultimately get better even as they get worse.

Courage is being responsible for your own actions and admitting your own mistakes without placing blame on others. It's relying not on others for your success, but on your own skills and efforts.

Courage is refusing to quit even when you're intimidated by impossibility. It's choosing a goal, sticking with it, and finding solutions to the problems.

Courage is thinking big, aiming high, and shooting far. It's taking a dream and doing anything, risking everything, and stopping at nothing to it make it a reality.

Thanks to Dale Smith Thomas and Carolyn Kent for sharing their insight and wisdom!

Make it a Scent-Sational Day!


"Everything's Better By Candlelight"

Monday, July 19, 2010

Energy Vampires?

One of my favorite motivational influences is Dale Smith Thomas.  I'm thrilled that she will be a Guest Speaker at Scent-Sations/Mia Bella Candles' annual conference in Wilkes-Barre, PA, we call Fling.  I'm excited to get to meet her in person and enjoy socializing with her as well.  FUN!  Hope you'll enjoy our message for today.

I appreciate YOU for taking time to read this message and for following along on this wonderful journey.

"Our lives are totally influenced by the people that we surround ourselves with on a daily basis. I believe that those who do not increase you will decrease you. If you surround yourself with negative people their negative energy will begin to take a toll on you. Jack Canfield calls them "Energy Vampires." When you leave the presence of someone that is totally negative, who is selfish, and who only thinks about themselves you feel drained. They drain your energy.

On the other hand, how do you feel when you are around people who are positive, enthusiastic and supportive? I'll bet that you are encouraged and inspired. You start to pick up their attitude, and you feel as if you have added strength to vigorously pursue your own goals.

I want to challenge you this week to take a good look into your life and consider who you have been spending your time with. Examine your friendships and relationships at work and during your leisure hours. Those who occupy your time have a significant impact on your most priceless possession ... your mind! It is your responsibility to regulate what you allow into your mind.

Psychology research also tells us that the more quality relationships we have in our lives, the healthier and sharper we are apt to be in our later years and we will enjoy a greater level of mental health.

I hope that you will seriously stop and ask yourself this question. Who do I surround myself with? Who contributes to my happiness and success by just 'being there'?

Also, think about who brings you down through their negativity? Who around you settles for mediocrity, and how does this affect your sense of drive and hope? Who are the people in your life that are "takers" and never give anything in return?

We can't always choose all of the people in our lives, of course, but we can exercise discretion with the choices we make and the time we choose to spend with them. What do you need and want in your life? What kinds of people do you need in your life to help pave the way?

Of course this doesn't mean we shouldn't be caring, helping, and supportive people - but it's really about how we manage the time that we give and where we spend our energy. Are you often left feeling depleted because you give out more than you receive - or do you have a strong reciprocal flow and reserve of positive energy and positive people in your life?

It's time to take an inventory in your life and be more aware of the people that you are allowing to take your time ! Make sure the people that do bring value to your life know how much you appreciate them!"

I've accepted Dale's challenge.  Will you?

Wishing your Prosperity and Happiness,


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

Today I am sharing some wisdom from my good friend and mentor, Bob Schmitz.  Enjoy!

When one door closes, another opens. We need to focus our thoughts on abundance. Let go and let God do what He does best. Everything happens according to a master plan which we are unable to figure out, but which works better than anything we could ever invent.

We don’t have to get depressed when we lose a job, or a business fails due to the economy. We just have to stay positive and expect a new door to open.

Remember that companies like IBM, General Electric, started during a depression or recession.

Opportunities are out there, and if we maintain a positive hopeful attitude, we will become like a magnet for other opportunities to show up that could be better for us. If we accept that the economy is bad and there is nothing we can do but sit and wait for it to get better, then we don’t see opportunities when they fall into our laps.

Expect the best and we will attract it to us.

Have a blessed and prosperous day!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Coaching The Coach - "Do As I Do"

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday and enjoying some great spring weather.  Here is Arkansas, spring weather often means stormy and windy which is what we are experiencing today.  Keep your eye on the weather and be safe!

Today I'd like to share an article by one of my favorite MLM Coaches and Mentors, Mr. Randy Gage. 

When Randy "speaks," people listen. 

Let's see what he has to say about Coaching the Coach, or as I sub-titled it:  "Do As I Do"


Coaching The Coach
by Randy Gage

We often talk in the MLM business about coaching and mentoring methods for working with your team. There is an important issue related to that to consider—namely, the integrity of the information you provide as you coach your team.

As you progress and develop into a network marketing professional, your ability to coach and mentor becomes much more important. This is part of the natural evolution from recruiter to leader.

This is also the area where most network marketing amateurs fall down. That is because they don’t understand one of the fundamental prerequisites for duplication--the sponsorship line’s responsibility to lead by example, model the proper behavior, and discover what works before sending things down through the group.

Unfortunately a lot of beginners experiment with their team members’ time, money, and prospects. They might read a book or article by a consultant recommending something and immediately relay this information to their team. The problem is many of these consultants have never actually built a large team. The same thing happens when you hear about things people in other lines may be doing. Those individuals may say they have a method that is working great, but we can’t be sure of that, and their definition of “great” may be a lot different than ours.

There are really only two things we can say with integrity as we coach our own people:

1. This is what I’m doing; do this.

2. This is what I did, do that.
Anything else is speculation, theory, or testing. And, it’s not right to use your team members as guinea pigs to find out what works. We have a responsibility to go before them to see what works and only send this information down the group through our coaching.

Otherwise, if we experiment, it means our team members may lose money, waste time, and burn off prospects who might otherwise have joined if they’d been approached correctly.

Think how often you see the “flavor of the week” syndrome in network marketing. People are desperately jumping from one technique to another and another.

It seems a lot sexier to always have some exciting new thing to train your people on. But, that doesn’t really serve your team. Let’s lose the hype and concentrate on the fundamentals that have proven to work over the years--using third party tools, home meetings, hotel meetings, and modeling the behavior.

As we coach people, it’s important to make sure that we are creating the right expectations. Building a network marketing business is not a five-week or even five-month endeavor. It’s a serious business that for the average person starting part-time, is a two to four-year plan. Mark Yarnell says five years, and he’s one of the brightest minds in our business.

The best coaches are coachable, themselves. They learn from their own sponsor, model the behavior, and then coach on what they have proven through experience. This is the best scenario for true duplication. Now, go out there, draw on your time proven experience and knowledge, show what has really worked and is realistic, and become the best coach!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Seven Qualities of Master Achievers

Hope you are all having a fantastic day.  It will get even better after you read the following message from one of the BEST...Brian Tracy!

Enjoy, and Thank You, Mr. Tracy, for sharing your wisdom and insight with us today!

Seven Qualities of Master Achievers by Brian Tracy (excerpted from The Success Mastery Academy)

If you think the way successful people think and adopt their success habits, you too can be successful. Here are seven qualities of the top 1% of successful people.

1) They are Ambitious.

They see themselves capable of being the best. They see themselves with the capacity of being really good at what they do. This was a really big thought for me. It held me back for many years. When I saw people who were doing better than I was, I naturally assumed they were better than I was. And if they were better than I was, then I must be worse than them, so that would mean they were superior and I was inferior. That is a big problem in our society. We have feelings of inferiority, and these feelings of inferiority are often translated into feelings of undeservedness. We don't feel we deserve to be a big success. The word "deserve" comes from two Latin words meaning "from service." You deserve 100% of everything you make and enjoy as long as you get it from serving other people. Your rewards are in direct proportion to your service. If you serve better and serve more and serve at a higher level and serve more enthusiastically and serve a higher quality, then you'll have a wonderful income you'll deserve every penny of it. You must see yourself capable of being the best.

2) They are Courageous.

They work to confront the fears that hold most people back. The two biggest enemies to yours and my success is fear and doubt. Eliminating fear and doubt is the key. The key to eliminating fear: If you want to develop courage, then simply act courageously when it's called for. When you do something repeatedly, you develop a habit. Make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear. If you do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain. To overcome fear of rejection in prospecting, you must realize that rejection in selling is not personal. Top salespeople do not fear prospecting. Face your fear. Do the things you fear. The ability to confront your fear is the mark of the superior person. If you have high ambition and you decide to be in the top 10%, and you can confront your fears and do the things that are holding you back, those two things alone will make you a great success.

3) They are Committed.

The top people in every field, especially the top salespeople, are completely committed. They believe in themselves; they believe in their companies; they believe in their products and services; they believe in their customers; they have an intense belief. We know that there is a one-to-one relationship between the depth of your belief and what happens in your reality. And if you absolutely believe in the rightness and the goodness of what you're doing, you become like a catalyst. You create what is called a transfer, like an electrical transfer of enthusiasm. People like to buy from people who truly believe in what they are doing. People who are not committed to what they do lead very empty lives. The second part is that caring is the critical element in modern selling. Caring is a critical element in life, as well. All men and women who enjoy great lives care about what they do! They have passion about what they do. They love what they do.

4) They are Professional.

Top salespeople see themselves as consultants rather than as salespeople. When you think of the word "consultant," what words come to mind? When do you call a consultant? A consultant is a problem-solver. What word does not appear when you think of a consultant--the word "salesperson". We don't think of consultants as salespeople. The most successful consultants in America are the very best salespeople of their services. When a person is positioned as a consultant in the mind and heart of the customer, he is not seen as a salesperson. Do people like to be sold? Do people like to be helped to improve their lives and work? So they look upon a salesperson as someone who sells them. Selling is something you do "to" someone, and people don't like to be done "to". So when you think of being a consultant, here is the key. How do you position yourself as a consultant with your customers? Of course, you act like a consultant, but even before you get the chance to act like a consultant, you build a rapport. And the most simple answer of all, and this is the most profound principle: People accept you at your own evaluation of yourself. Consultants come in and have a cup of coffee. Salespeople wait in the waiting room and have a glass of water. If you say you're a consultant, your customer will accept you as a consultant. >From now on, position yourself as a consultant. Think of yourself as a consultant. Remember, 80% of what you accomplish on the outside is determined by who you are on the inside. How you see yourself determines how the customer responds to you. The customer's perception of you determines how much they buy and how much they recommend you to other customers.

5) They are Prepared.

They review every detail in advance. To be in the top 10% requires additional efforts. It requires doing things that the average person is not willing to do. It requires making sacrifices the average person is not willing to make. It requires reviewing every detail of every call or situation before every business meeting. But the difference it makes is extraordinary. Before you go into a meeting, do your homework. Successful people are more concerned about pleasing results than they are about pleasing methods. When you sit down with a client, there is nothing more complimentary to a client than the feeling that you have prepared for the meeting.

6) They are Continuous Learners.

They recognize that if they're not continually getting better, they're getting worse. They read, they listen to CDs and they take additional training. The professional never stops learning. So read, listen to CDs, take continuous training.

7) They are Responsible.

They see themselves as President of their own personal services corporation. The top people in our society have an attitude of self-employed. 100% of us are self-employed. We are presidents of our own personal services corporation. You work for yourself. The biggest mistake we can ever make is to think we work for anyone else. We work for ourselves. The person who signs our paycheck may change; our jobs may change, but we are always the same. We are the one constant--we are always self-employed. The fact of the matter is -- this is not optional, it is mandatory -- you are the president of your own company, you're the president of your own career, your own life, your own finances, your own body, your own family, your own health. You are totally responsible. We are responsible. No one will ever do it for us. It's the most liberating and exhilarating thought of all, to think that you're the president of your own life.

-- Brian Tracy

To Your Continued Success and Wealth,

Becca Mutz

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Is Your Attitude Worth Catching?

I was going through my email this morning and was happy to find a message from Simple Truths by Mac Anderson.  Whether you are involved in network marketing or a brick and mortar business, the following rings true!  Don't we sometimes overlook the simplest clues for being successful in both our business and personal lives?

Did your mother ever say, "Be nice."  I know mine did! When we treat others with respect and listen to what they have to say, we build strong relationships.  For me, one of the greatest things about Network Marketing is being able to choose the people I work/have fun with! 

When you "flip the switch" from accepting anyone and everyone into your organization to searching out people who have a cheerful, "can do" attitude, life becomes so much more pleasant wouldn't you agree?

Let's hear what Mac Anderson has to say, and be sure to catch the video, "You Can't Send a Duck to Eagle School." at

"...I've learned in my 30 years as an entrepreneur. And the one I'm about to share is near the top of my list. The chapter is titled, Attitude Isn't Everything, but It's Pretty Darn Close.

Excerpt from: You Can't Send a Duck to Eagle School, by Mac Anderson

When hiring someone, start with the premise that attitudes are contagious. Then ask yourself one theirs worth catching?

I've been in business for over 30 years and I've come to realize the difference in success and failure is not how you look, not how you dress, not how much you're educated, but...HOW YOU THINK!

In my business life, I've watched many very intelligent people fail miserably because they have a negative attitude; and I've also observed just as many people with average intelligence soar to success because of positive attitudes.

Southwest Airlines' VP of People is often asked the question: How do you get your people to be so nice? Her answer is always the same...


It sounds almost too simple to feel important, but "hiring nice people" has been the cornerstone of their amazing success in a highly competitive industry. They understand their competitors may be able to match their price and copy their business model, however, they feel that the spirit and the attitude of their employees will be extremely difficult to replicate. Never forget...

Great customer service is only delivered by nice, passionate, caring people. There is no other way it can happen."

Make it a GREAT day and Soar with the Eagles!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Do You Work Your Business Part-Time...or Sometimes?

I'm a huge fan of Randy Gage.  See what he has to say about working the business "part-time vs. sometimes."



How Consistent are You?
By Randy Gage
March 17th, 2010

I can’t begin to tell you how many people struggle in this business because of consistency. They get fired up after an event and work like crazy for two weeks. Then the remote control starts to beckon to them…

They go missing for a couple months. Then they get to another event and get fired up again. They try to make up for the lost time with extra hours. Then they drop off again.

What they don’t realize is that each time they go MIA, it kills the momentum in their team. So you can’t really catch up those hours.

You will always get passed by others who may not have manic bursts of high activity, but work consistently ten to 15 hours a weeks. Here’s my law of this:

You can work part-time, but you can’t work sometimes.

So how you doing on this?


Friday, March 5, 2010

Career in Network Marketing Empowers Women to Empower Others!

NOTE:  Sue Seward is a fellow team mate and gifted writer.  I hope you'll enjoy her words of wisdom.

A Career In Network Marketing Empowers Women To Empower Others!
by Sue Seward

Network marketing is one of the only industries that actually give a person–any person– the chance to take back the American dream. And, there are no glass ceilings here for women! We can climb as high as we want to go and help as many people get there that want to come along with us, including our family.

Surveys conducted by the Direct Selling Association (DSA) revealed that approximately 85.2% of direct sellers are women. (For all you men out there, think of all the excellent opportunities you have to sponsor more women to grow your organizations.) Women are wired to network! And, women who network have the opportunity to empower others.

Maybe women are so talented at network marketing because they have this natural instinct to nurture and the ability to put another person’s needs before their own. Women are usually great listeners and have been known to have eyes in the back of their heads! Perhaps this starts when a woman has a baby and that baby depends totally on her for support, therefore mom must put her needs aside to tend to her child first.

Network marketing can be the perfect choice for women who tend to struggle with the decision to build a career outside the home vs. build a business from within the home that embraces the entire family. Placing our children in the care of others is not a pleasant thought, is it? I know it wasn’t for me, personally. This is one of the main reasons why I chose to build a career in network marketing and focus on treating it like any other career rather than treating it more like a hobby.

For me, working for someone else has never been appealing. It has always brought to my mind the picture of the prisoner with the ole ball and chain around his leg. This gave me the incentive to stay focused in MLM and never give up no matter what.

Instead of a prisoner, my career is that of matchmaker. I have absolutely loved developing skills as a “connector” in network marketing. It’s actually become a lot of fun. Connecting people becomes a profession in itself.

It’s time for people to stop seeing the network marketing industry as a get rich quick lottery deal and start using more women’s intuition to advance the industry. When more people wake up to this phenomenal concept, we will begin to see a heck of a lot more growth in our profession. And, women can be at the forefront just by learning to become better people “connectors.”

Walk into a networking event and watch how the women who realize the value of this concept conduct themselves. They are going to most likely be the ones walking away with some valuable contacts after they’ve had a little match making fun.

When walking into your next networking event, try a little experiment. See how many people you can connect together. Consider this a connect the dots experiment! The more people you connect, the more referrals you’re going to walk out with! Do not focus on yourself; instead, totally focus on others. Take a genuine interest in every person you are connecting with and listen to people because when you focus on what they are saying, they will give you clues. Keep your antenna up to pick up on those clues and when you sense any sort of negative vibes, that means back off, because you’re probably focusing too much on your own agenda and not on what’s important to whoever you’re talking to.

After you introduce yourself, zero in on the individual. Ask what he/she does, what’s important to her/him, and then hold your tongue! Ask her/him who would be a good referral for them to connect with, and then make sure you connect them with that referral by following through on what you say you are going to do.

A profession in network marketing allows women like me, who barely made it out of high school with no college degree, to build a solid career that pays as much or more than some people who have degrees. A network marketing career even pays someone when they’re not able to work. I experienced this firsthand when going through some serious health challenges. Through it all, my income was secure. With the exception of government assistance, where else can someone earn an income even if they are not able to work?

In network marketing, the income earned is determined by the effort each person decides to devote vs. taking a handout. It’s more of a hand up! Instead of giving people an apple to feed them for one day, we teach people to plant an apple orchard that will feed them for life. That’s what we do in network marketing every day when we empower others and teach them a new way to build their lives for the better.

This profession gives women incredible leadership and character growth, which I consider priceless as a woman who had no experience, income, credibility, contacts, little confidence, and no corporate background when starting out many years ago. And, if I lost everything today, my confidence in my career has been built up to the point I know I could build my business back up all over again.

Experience, self-development, and leadership character is something to work at every single day and not something that’s handed out for nothing. Self-development is an ongoing process, no matter how successful a person becomes. The possibilities are endless in network marketing for the woman who sees what this profession really has to offer beyond just the income.

Some people get into network marketing with the ole “I'll give it a try” attitude and never set their enterprise up like a real business entity right from the start. It's not being treated like a real business because there’s no real plan. Jim Rohn said, “When you fail, you failed to plan!”

When network marketing is treated more like a hobby, people may pick up on that attitude and say, “Oh, she’s just a stay at home mom with a little hobby on the side.” Prove them wrong by developing the skills to boost your enterprise to a full time income career that can give you the leverage and freedom to do the important things you cherish–like having more time to take care of your family.

One of the main advantages to building a career in network marketing is the ability to provide opportunities for your children. Thanks to MLM, I’ve been able to really focus on supporting my son in his desire to become an excellent tennis player and obtain a college scholarship. It has been a big factor in his success! The same thing can happen for all women and really anyone who chooses to build a solid, lasting career in network marketing. Think of the possibilities.

When we do all the right things now, we will see the positive results come back to us in the near future. Three, four or even five years are not much time to invest to achieve freedom that a career in network marketing can provide for women. What does it matter as long as we get there, right?

As a woman, wife and mom, it’s been a sheer joy to create a career in network marketing. I’m extremely proud to be living in a country where women have the freedom to choose a profession and build it around the family. I appreciate how this industry has empowered me personally as a woman. It’s an honor to give back to the greatest opportunity in the history of the world and empower everyone whose lives I touch along the way!

Thanks, Sue for empowering us!

To YOUR Total Success...and beyond,


"Success is an Inside Job!"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Personal Note from Becca - HomeBizBoomer

As we have all lost family members we love and it is a difficult part of life we must face, it can also be comforting to know that all of the worldly troubles and pain are no more. My husband, Robert, and I were at the conference in Dallas when I got a call Saturday morning from one of my brothers that my mom had been admitted to Intensive Care and was not expected to live. It was during our first break at the conference and everyone was visiting and checking out all of the awesome new products and excitement was in the air. I found Shep and asked if I could talk with him outside the room. He made a funny comment like he always does, like..."Uh oh, Becca wants to see me in the hallway...I must be in trouble." Anyway, the second I got outside the meeting room, the tears began to fall and by now, Jan and Shep both, were giving me hugs and consoling me, then I ran into Jerriann (Kerr) and told her what was going on, and she was "lifting me up," too.

I tell you all of this because our Mia Bella Family is truly that. When the chips are down, you can count on our "Mia Bella Family!"

I’ve told a few of you about this, but it’s so beautiful, I would like to share it with all of you.

At the conclusion of Mom’s service at the cemetery, we had a dove release. How this works is, there is one white dove, called (Mom’s) Spirit Dove and it was contained in a heart shaped covered basket. Then there was a separate container that held 3 additional white doves representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit...Holy Trinity.

The music began (link below), and at the beginning of the third verse, Dad and I opened the basket containing Mom’s Spirit Dove and it flew, then one of my brothers opened the second container and those three flew. As the song continued to play, we could see that the three doves had encircled the Spirit Dove and we watched until they were out of sight. Needless to say, there was not a dry eye anywhere as the symbolism was heartfelt by all.

What an amazing way to conclude the celebration of my mother’s life. I hope you all will enjoy this as much as I have.

(It takes a minute or so to load. Might need to copy/paste.)
Thanks to all of you for your support and condolences. I can’t tell you how much it means to me.
Love to all,


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Entice Your Readers - Unique HOT Words and Phrases

Thanks for dropping by HomeBizBoomer today.  Let's get right to it!

If you write your own ads, here is a list of proven effective words that will help you get the best response from your ads and also grab attention to your messages.

30 Irresistable Words to Attract Your Customers

You --Ultimate --Free --Master --Power
Discover(y) --Easy --Guaranteed --Love --Money
New --Scientific --Breakthrough --Secret --Proven
Results --Incredible --Private --Cash --Shocked/shocking
Revealed --Uncovered --Hidden --Profit(s) Inside
Simple --Power --Learn --Quick --Bargain(s)

Looking for some HOT Action Words?  These should do the trick!

Create --Open --Turn --Discover --Keep
Build --Find --Explode --Unleash --Uncover
Break --Tear --Punch --Rivet --Drop
Kick --Stir --Strike --Spread --Dig
Throw --Come --Go --Do --Pull
Cut --Push --Shake --Make --Close

My PERSONAL Favorite -- TWO HOT Action Words:

CLICK HERE  (People can't resist!  They want to see more!)

20 REASONS -- Why People Buy Things

To be liked --To be appreciated --To be right --To feel important
To make money --To save money --To save time --To make work easier
To be secure --To be attractive --To be comfortable --To be distinct
To be happy --To have fun --To gain knowledge --To be healthy
To gratify curiosity --For convenience --Out of fear --Out of greed

4 PROVEN Techniques for Increasing Sales
• Use bulleted lists just like this. People like to see things set down in an orderly fashion.

• Use a P.S. in your sales letter to remind, cajole or offer that last something else to clinch the sale and shove your customer into the Pit Of Purchase.

• Use the attraction for the specific by using a specific time frame or number: "Lose 5 pounds in 5 days or your money back!"

• Ask questions that make your readers so curious they'll read on.

Have fun spicing up your ads and messages with these dynamic words!

To YOUR Total Success

Becca Mutz
Bella Vista, AR

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Getting to Know Gen Ys - Born between 1980 and 1994

Thanks for dropping by HomeBizBoomer today!

Continuing on with our message about network marketing and who might be your next HOT prospects...

Generation Y - These young adults are HOT and more diverse than any former generation in the history of the United States.  Gen Ys have burst onto the employment scene like no generation before.  Brought up by nurturing, highly communicative parents, they are confident, creative, free-spirited and technologically keen.

The grass is definitely greener on our side of the fence.  Ambitious, entrepreneurial, and eager to take responsibility for their financial future, Gen Ys are prime candidates to start their own businesses.

  • They seek freedom and flexibility.
  • They refuse to let work get in the way of social and leisure pursuits.
  • They insist on recognition and respect.
  • They thrive on feedback and support.
  • They are idealists who want to make a worthwhile contribution.
  • They respond to learning.
  • They are adaptable.
  • They fit well into a team environment.
  • They are easily bored.
  • They are used to being stimulated and entertained.
These young adults are your future business builders.  The question is, where do you find them and how do you approach them?

The where part is easy.  They represent one out of four Americans and are easy to spot.  Take a fresh look at the younger members of your friends and family (eighteen is the minimum age to sign an agreement).  Head out to the mall on a Saturday and browse around in the specialty shops for music, electronics and fashion stores.  Take a booth at a bridal expo.

Unless you are part of the Gen Y "club" the how part might take a little enterprise.  You'll need to first capture their attention.  They are media savvy and they'll check anything they want to know online in seconds, so be prepared.

If they are working, they could be discovering the restrictions that come with a regular job.  If they are studying, they might be interested in a part-time offer. Fashion, skin care, cosmetics, hair products, jewelry, candles and accessories are all appealing product lines to Gen Y'ers.

If your company does not have an age-specific line of products, ask prospects for their advice about how to appeal to a younger age group, then listen to what they have to say.  Gen Ys have grown up with countless stories about young people starting businesses in garages or basements and going on to make loads of money.  They don't have the same self-doubt issues other generations have.

If you are successful in signing them with your opportunity, you will need to be on your toes.  This impatient group will be interested in quick results, but they are optimistic and fearless when it comes to getting what they want.  Give them lots of direction, feedback and recognition, and you will get your future residuals.

To Your Total Success,

Becca Mutz
Bella Vista, AR

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Today's message was authored in part by Mary Christensen...Thanks, Mary!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

How Much Do You Know About Network Marketing?

"If I had my life to live over again, I would elect to be a trader of goods rather than a student of science"
-- Albert Einstein

I love that quote!  Whether you are a party planner or a network or multi-level marketer, you are in the business of direct selling, or as Albert Einstein says, a "trader of goods." Direct selling describes the sale of goods and services direct to the consumer rather than from a fixed retail location.

How Much Do You Know About Network Marketing?

*  The global direct selling market exceeds $110 billion in sales per year.  The United States is the largest at over $32 billion, with Japan in second place at $25 billion.  Direct selling is also strong in Canada, Australia, Europe and South America.

*  Just about ever product or service imaginable is available through direct selling channels.  Home products -- such as cookware, home decor, candles, foods, and pet care -- account for the largest share at 33.5 percent.  Personal care products -- such as skin care, cosmetics, fragrances and jewelry -- come in second place at 28.2 percent.  Services -- such as travel, financial and communications -- contribute to 15.5 percent.  Wellness products come in at 15.4 percent and Leisure and Educational products contribute 7.4 percent.

*  Four out of five direct sellers are women, and 10 percent of businesses are run as partnerships, primarily by married couples.

*  From a business and tax perspective, direct sellers are classified as independent, self-employed operators or contractors, although they use a variety of titles such as representatives, distributors, associates, consultants, and so on.  Their income comes from commissions, bonuses, and overrides on personal and group sales, typically on an escalating scale. 

*  Network Marketing (also known as multilevel marketing) is an extension of direct selling.  While direct selling refers to how products are sold, network or multilevel marketing refers to how you are paid for building your organization.

*  In addition to being paid on your sales, you earn income on the sales of people you recruit (or enroll, introduce, or sponsor) into the business.  This includes both direct recruits (people you personally recruit) and indirect recruits (people recruited by the people you recruit).  Both direct and indirect recruits are a part of YOUR downline organization.

If you are new to the network marketing profession, I hope you have found this information interesting also excited to be a part of a business model that is NOT in an economical downturn. 

Now, more than ever, people are opting to work from home to add part-time or full-time income to their family's budget so if you are looking for some additional income to help pay the bills, save for a dream vacation, or because you want to start your own college or retirement fund, direct selling and network marketing might be the answer for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending some time with the HomeBizBoomer today and always feel free to leave comments and/or suggestions.

Til tomorrow, be safe and stay warm...Baby, it's cold outside!!!

To Your Success,

Becca Mutz
Bella Vista, AR

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(Much of today's info was contributed from Be A Recruiting Superstar by Mary Christensen.  Thanks, Mary!)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Helping Others Understand Network Marketing

If you "get" network marketing and you want to help others understand the advantages, today's message is for you!

If you've found a company you believe in, with products you believe in, then the only thing missing is...Do you believe in yourself.  Be honest.  There are always things we can improve upon and I believe most network marketers would agree that they'd like to kick it up a few notches in their recruiting efforts.  Agree?

I've been reading a book by Mary Christensen on this very subject!

"A full-time network marketing business can generate enough income to support your family, pay off your mortgage, and build a plump retirement fund.  It comes down to how much time you are prepared to work on your business and how willing you are to learn."  Sounds easy enough!

"Recruiting is the life force of any network marketing, multi-level marketing, or party plan business.  No matter how committed you are to promoting your products, there is a limit to how many people you can reach.  Even if you are the greatest salesperson on the planet, there is a limit to the number of hours you can work.  If you want to live a life most people only dream about, you have to learn to recruit."  Ouch...some people are just too scared to learn how to recruit...It's that "rejection" thing, right?  Read on...

"Recruiting lifts the ceiling off your income.  The way to reach the highest income levels is to find and train others to sell your product or services--and to teach them to do the same...."

"There are many reasons why network marketing is more popular than ever.  As the pace of life speeds up, we all have less time to shop.  Network marketing takes the hassle out of shopping because there are no crowded malls, jam-packed parking lots, or long lines at the checkout.  Customers can choose how they shop and their products will be delivered to their door, and repeat orders can be shipped automatically...."

Network marketing is an incredible opportunity for anyone looking to start his or her own business.  Your income is determined by how skilled you are at finding the right people and giving them the support they need to build their organizations.  Your recruits immediately have the same income opportunities you have.  It truly is an equal opportunity business!

If you are serious about building a network marketing organization and reaping the high rewards earned by the stars of the industry, recruiting must be your number-one priority.

Any businessperson knows that bricks and mortar do not make a business.  People make a business and network marketing is really a fun business for that very reason.  People really DO make the business!

If I can do it, so can you, because I know how few skills and little confidence I had when I started out back in the 90's!  We've come a long way, Baby!  If you are willing to work and willing to learn, you too can have the money---and your life!

As Ms. Christensen stated, "Sell products and you will earn money for now.  Recruit and you will earn money forever."

To Your Total Success,

Becca Mutz
Bentonville, AR

Success is an Inside Job!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5, 2010 - What's In It For Me?

Building relationships to increase your business...We've all heard that, right?  It takes patience and sincerity, true, but isn't the journey as much fun as the destination?  When we take the focus off of ourselves and our purported needs and put the focus on our prospects and show them how to reach the end result or What's In It For Them," it takes the drudgery and fear out of prospecting and gives it the fun and rewarding spin we all want!

I've been following Ann Sieg (Renegade Network Marketer) for a while and here's what she has to say:

"...You have to sell yourself as a person, but more importantly, you have to sell your ability to help them get what they want!

You can be the most likable person in the world but ultimately if they don't see you as being able to help them, it's not going to do you much good.

See, people want to be told how to do it.  They want to have it all laid out for them in simple steps.  They want someone to guide them and help them navigate their way through the touch waters of building a business.  This is what they're looking for in a sponsor.  They want to know if you're able to do this.

You can sell your comp plan and your product all you want but it still leaves the question wide open about how they're going to actually build their business.

The most important benefit of your offer is the marketing system that you use to build your business...And that is what you should be offering to your prospect:  The Way in which you do business.  This is how you sell your ability to help them succeed.

By offering them an effective marketing system, you're giving them so much more than just a biz opp.  You're giving them a tried and tested, surefire way to build not only your opportunity, but any business they choose to become involved with at any point.  This knowledge is more valuable than any breakthrough product or 'ground floor' opportunity."

This makes so much sense!  Think about how you can optimize your networking experience by showing others how they can rely on YOU to show them the way through your marketing system.

That's our food for thought for the day.  I look forward to your comments and stories about how you are implementing this strategy into your business.
To Your Total Success,

Becca Mutz
Bella Vista, AR

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Have a Perfect "10" - Happy New Year

Baby, it's COLD OUTSIDE!

WOW! What a way to start a new, snow, frigid temperatures and it's only going to get colder over the next several days!

With the new year at hand, I've committed to read daily posts/videos by Eric Worre. He's proving to be a leader in the network marketing industry and has offered a challenge to his followers. It's not too late if you'd like to take the challenge.

I included the link as an "enclosure" so just follow the link, enjoy the challenge video and Happy New Year!  Here it is...just in case you missed it.

In the days to come, I'll be blogging about my personal challenge and how I'm handling that!  Still trying to get the courage to talk about it...til' then...

All the best,

Bella Vista, AR