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MLM Success, The Secret Formula To Rise From The Ashes

MLM Success Is Just One Breakthrough Away…

Too often, this industry is made out to be some sort of ‘mysterious‘, mystical business, that can only be built or comprehended after you buy a slew of E-books, courses, seminars, and attend thousands of conference calls – when the simple, fundamental reality is that not only is it simpler than you ever imagined, once you ‘get it’, it’s easier, too.

We all start off in our path to MLM Success with a straight, and narrow vision of living our dream lifestyle, driving the nice cars, giving our wealth away to charity, and firing our stupid boss (a LOT of reps in this industry are part time), but we get hung up on the slow growth, small paychecks, and the ‘magic’ that seems to surround success, not realizing that LITERALLY the answers we seek are right in front of our eyes.  What I’m going to cover in this article is the TOP SECRET, magical formula to break through in ANY MLM business… (so hopefully, you can get your butt to work)

It Starts With A Burning Desire…

Absolutely at the core foundation of this industry is the SIZE and power of your vision.  People who have a dream and a desire that is BIG enough will do whatever it takes, whenever it takes, no matter how long or how many hours they need to work – and people who DO NOT have a dream or desire will never put in the amount of energy, work, and passion that it really takes to build a thriving, prosperous organization.

I challenge you to question yourself, and ask the HONEST question – is your DESIRE for great wealth strong enough, that you will fight in the face of adversity, challenge negative emotions, and press through rejection and frustration with the ENERGY that you must to reach your desired lifestyle?

If not, you may have to be beaten down by life until you reach a point so low that finally, you make an internal decision where you stand up and say ‘ENOUGH is ENOUGH’ and decide that you are going to make something happen.

About 18 months ago, that is EXACTLY what happened to me – I was living in a green, 1996 Dodge Caravan on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, and a stupid police officer wrote me a ticket for my last $35 for being homeless, and at THAT MOMENT, I knew that something in life had to change, and I started painting the vision that I live inside today.

The #1 most important SECRET in the MLM industry is to TRULY make a decision.

Start With What You’ve GOT NOW, Not With Comparisons To Others…

The second part of the MLM Success Formula is that you CANNOT grow a business like someone else who has a dramatically different level of resources, you have to START with what you have available NOW – and the most important part of that statement is ‘START’.

What do I mean?

Well let’s take myself as one example – when I got started in my original business in September of 2009, I could have very easily fallen into the ‘expert’ trap and tried to build my business like Mike Dillard, Jonathan Budd, or Randy Gage – but there was a massive problem with that – THEY had massive financial resources, I didn’t.

If you’ve got $200 left in your life, total, it’s a bit difficult to run a business like someone who has $2,000,000 of disposable income.  The fact is, the SMARTEST, fastest way for YOU to build a business is to use the resources that you have available to you RIGHT NOW, and be willing to be honest about it.

When I got started, I had only a few things – about $200, a wife who was willing to work a menial job to support our business growth, parents who were willing to help us get into a business when I asked, (I paid them back), a list of about 500 warm market contacts, an incredible creative spirit, and every waking moment of every day.

THAT was all I needed.  I didn’t have money to buy the latest course (they’re mostly useless anyways), I didn’t have an email list, and I didn’t have a cell phone – I just had a burning desire, a list of contacts, and a willingness to do whatever it takes.

The second MLM Success Secret is to START with whatever you’ve got.

Exposure Is Everything

A lot of times, gurus in this industry make sponsoring people WAY too complicated, cumbersome, and filled with mystery.  Let me give it to you in the simplest, most direct route possible – WHOEVER has the most exposure wins, every time.  (As long as the message is powerful)

What do I mean?  Well, in the last year, I’ve had over 1,000,000 people see my videos – whether it’s on YouTube, this blog, or my generic MLM funnel.  In addition to that, last week I had over 5,000 copies of a CD that I created moved into the marketplace, and at any given moment, I might have 200 presentations going on in my team for my primary MLM company.

On top of that, I actually am one of these people that talks to his friends and family, connects with people when I’m on an airplane, and helps his downline do presentations and 3 way calls.

CREATE exposure at whatever level you can, and it STARTS with what you’ve got – don’t beat yourself up if you don’t have my level of resources to start – BEGIN with whatever you have now, and let’s move it forward, piece by simple piece.

START with a simple act of committing that EVERY DAY, you will expose 3 new prospects to your business (or more), and grow it from there.

MLM Success Secret #2 is that EXPOSURE is EVERYTHING.

MLM Is An Industry Of The Masses, Marketing Is A Business Of The Few

The next MLM Success concept that I wanted to cover in this article is the difference between MLM and direct response marketing – and WHY this concept is important to the longevity and growth of your business.

I often talk about the difference between online and offline marketing in the MLM business, and how online marketing doesn’t duplicate, and will always have problems.  I should CLARIFY that direct response marketing doesn’t duplicate – on or off the internet unless you have systems and tools in place that someone can use to enroll reps with absolutely no learning curve.

What do I mean?  It goes back to the concept of starting with what you’ve got – not with what someone else has.  Think about your business from a bird’s eye view, a thousand miles up looking down, and what do you see?

Thousands of people, 98% of whom have never, ever ran even a traditional business, trying to succeed in Free Enterprise, maybe for the first time in their lives, and most of them have very little spendable income, only have part time hours, have family’s to support, but are willing to do what it takes.

What most people online do, is try and get EVERYONE to learn to be a full time, 18 hour a day direct response marketing god, and there is just one problem with that…

…none of their team outside of 2% even have the ability to do that RIGHT NOW (when they start), so the act of trying to get people to build a business destroys the ability of an organization to grow past a small level of personal production.

Make sense?

It’s not that people can’t learn it – it’s that THE MASSES don’t have the time, energy, and money RIGHT NOW to do it, they’ve got to start by making $500 per month, graduate to $5,000, and THEN they can fire their stupid boss and learn to be a guru if they want to turn it into $100,000 per month.

I’m going to leave it there with one story – I have had over my career in this industry what I call ‘levels’ of breakthroughs – one layer of a new concept on top of another that has begun to paint a picture that there was no way I could see when I started, and my biggest breakthrough came when I discovered that direct response marketing doesn’t, and can’t duplicate – and that I really like the MLM business as a long term model BETTER than I like direct response.

It caused a shift in thinking, and simultaneously such a dramatic level of increased production that I was able to hit the top level in my MLM company by shifting my methodology just a little bit to INCLUDE those who are part time in MLM, and it changed my life.

I hope that these concepts helped you in your business, and if they did – tweet it for me, share it with your team, and if you want to take your business to a whole new level, be sure to go through my MLM Success Bootcamp, and I’ll see you at the top!

To YOUR Success,
David Wood

P.S.  Leave me your thoughts on this for me :) and if you want to re-post this on your websites either in whole or in part, you’re welcome to as long as you link back to http://workwithdavidwood.com/mlm-success-secret-formula/

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Grahame Brown
Grahame Brown

You may notice that my mind is so confused I left this comment on the wrong post, it must be working lol!

Grahame Brown
Grahame Brown

Hey David, based on this formula I should be ready for a major break through lol! Awesome post thanks for sharing!

Hans Schoff
Hans Schoff

Dave, great article, the passion definitely comes through. That is one thing that I have tried to stay cogniscent of, is that most people in the industry or wanting to get into our industry are part-timers. I try to always ask myself "is what I'm doing or just did duplicatable?" And you're right. You have to keep that focus when building online because I've found that especially in the beginning, it takes time to figure out all this stuff, from starting and regularly creating content on a blog, SEO, videos, all that stuff. I appreciate your candor and honestly and passion for building this business. I just watched another video of yours that you didn't post on your blog and although I'm not a part of your team I still found it very motivating - I loved it! And obviously that passion to make it big and to help others do the same comes through which is one of the reasons people are attracted to you, you are very transparent. And in the online world where it's so easy to hide behind articles and websites and tools, you get on video and tell it like it is, whether in regards to politics, home business, the internet, your company, whatever. Lastly, I also believe in the importance of the offline world and created a whole training document for my team to help them implement both together, because you've got to. Why leave all that money on the table? Like you've said before, multi-millionaires have been created using the old-school techniques so they must work! Anyway, thanks again and looking forward to your future content and inspirational videos! Hans Schoff

Damiso Arrington
Damiso Arrington

Once again you've hit the nail on the head my friend. So glad that I linked up with you when I did... To the TOP!!!

Roger Sessions
Roger Sessions

Dave you have laid out the truth once again. I have been battling this longer than I wish to consider. My passion for this industry has carried me through more low periods in my life yet I have never mastered my desires. I feel like the poster child for the network industry. I don't have to tell you how true every thing is that you share, nor can I begin to share how true everything is to all those other people who are privileged to read, watch and listen to you. However, I want to share with all those who read this that there is One, yes One very important element to anyone's success. I believe to be the most important element. If you can not master this one element then it doesn't matter what any of the David Wood's, Earl Nightingale's, OG Mandino's, Robert Kiyosaki, Zig Ziglar's or .... share with you. This one element could be the hardest thing you have to battle and over come and if it is then it is the first thing to get under control. Period. It's your Associations. If your battling to reach your goals and to see the success you seek then stop and take a hard look at your support team in your home, circle of friends, work environment and your networking team. This is not a hard business but, it is brain surgery; brain surgery you must perform on yourself while looking in the mirror. David thank you for being out there and sharing what works and reaching out to help those who are seeking to help themselves. Keep on smiling and I Will See You at the Top. Roger Sessions

Mark Meir
Mark Meir

As usual you say it like it is and I sure do appreciate it. In an industry full of more fake gurus than you can shake a finger at, your simple, to the point approach is the dogs bollox. Where I may have philosophical issues with this vision thing (I mean I do like a bit of a lesson and some surprises, Good and Bad are branches of the same flipping tree). Would have joined Numis but not available in the UK without some jiggery pokery with US mailing address, so have joined KB Gold which is a similar set up based in Germany and Switzerland. Gold is one thing gnomes do well lol. Anyway I always follow your videos and blog as you are not just a pretty face (hey, it's not bad though :)/ Cheers, Mark

Steve Chenoweth
Steve Chenoweth

Dave, you nailed it again, in typical Dave Wood fashion. Thanks for the simple, straight-forward truth!

Rich
Rich

What I like about you Dave is you genuinely believe in help others first. You could be in top tier but have the integrity to operate out of what is true network marketing - to take the gift you have and impact as many people as possible & set them free. That is a nobler mission and I share your passion !!!

Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts

David, This article hit home for me. I have been struggling in MLM for 6 years and have only lost money. It always seems that I get in a company with a high level income earner as my upline. You would think that would be good. However, it then ends up that they have forgotten what it was like to start with no money or list and they do not remember what it was like to start out. They are now making so much money that they feel like you should be able to do what they do and then talk down to you when you do not have the means tp do business like them. They need to come back down to earth and remember what it was like starting out and also not having the confidence, since you have not been able to sign anyone up yet. No matter how much you believe in a company, you cannot get started when your upline does not remember what it was like in the beginning to be able to give you the proper guidance. When I met you at the No Excuse Summit, you blew me away. You are nothing like the upline people that are making a lot of money, that I was talking about. You were just a normal person that was easy to talk with and you remember what it was like in the beginning to be able to help and guide your team no matter what level they are coming into the business with. While out in Vegas, I signed up for a differrent company and dropped my old MLM, but I wish that I would have signed up under your team! The person that I am under, is a very awesome person, but is one of the ones that I feel has forgotten what it was like to get started to be able to properly help those that are new to the industry. You are just such a great and down to earth guy that is a one of a kind person that remembers the beginning to be able to give the proper guidance to the people that are new to the industry. I am at least glad that you are so nice to have your training materials open to everyone that is not even on your team and maybe not even in any of the same companies that you are part of. I cannot thank you enough for being such a great and down to earth guy! Chris

Nelson Montanez
Nelson Montanez

Thanks for all you do David. I'll see you on the cruise ship.

Carl Willis
Carl Willis

David, You hit the nail on the head once again. Be yourself, work with what you have and be diligent in your action. It is easy to forget that our business is a marathon. The actions of today pave the way for the victories of tomorrow. Carl

Kenric Rush
Kenric Rush

Once again you've have helped me in my 8 year struggle in Network Marketing ( 1 year online ). Dave, I've been following for a few months now and its evident why you have the success you do. Im signing up for your Game Changer Program and following all your teachings in your 8-day bootcamp and your new MLM Success Bootcamp. I will see you at Numis University Jan 7-9 with some amazing progress !!!

Mark Nelson
Mark Nelson

Hey David - When I started in the MLM business I did not have any money either. So despite what all the gurus were telling me I had to do it the old fashion way. I talked to people and shared my business. Didn't sell but I shared. Then I showed my team how to do the exact thing. Now I'm branching out a little bit and learning tons from you.

David Hecht
David Hecht

Dave, It is truly a pleasure to be working with you and Ashley. I continue to be impressed at how you simplify the complex, systematize chaos and persist with dogged determination and genuine sincerity--all while having a fantastic time! Thank you very much for the time and attention this weekend in Tampa, but particularly for the breakthrough advice for how I'm going to get my team to the next level. We'll all see you on the cruise in March. All the best. To the top! David

Carlos Barahona
Carlos Barahona

Man, you rock, this formula, offline 2 online, or as I like to call it, offline business with online tools is simply the best of the best!... you hit the nail on the head with every word here... Thanks Carlos Mexico

Steve Irving
Steve Irving

Phenomenal post, Dave! Your blog posts truly come from a place in your heart that is unique and honest and unadulterated by all the crap that goes on in this industry. Thanks for continuing to be a consistent voice of reason and honesty, buddy!

Dean Rose
Dean Rose

Awesome blog David thank you for sharing and making it simple!

Jeff Faldalen
Jeff Faldalen

Hey David, Great in your face article. Which is why I love reading your content. We can have either have excuses or success, but never both. I really like how T.Harv Eker put it, "The is no such things as a rich victim" I appreciate your contribution to the industry and I will be in touch soon to discuss working together Wishing you the best my friend, Jeff Faldalen

Jeff Kapellen
Jeff Kapellen

Your break through was also my break through. What your doing is duplicable and that's what people need in Network Marketing. I'm glad i have you as a friend.

imikheil
imikheil

Hi David, can't agree more with your concepts, you rock body. Secret is simple: "Nothing works like the power of compound effect of simple actions done right over time." Actions should be simple and if everybody in your team will do the same simple consistent actions over time, compound effect will be staggering. Until next Tuesday David, when I join your team!

Quinton
Quinton

Great Post! The Revolution has begun lol

Gail Cline-Beach
Gail Cline-Beach

Right On The Mark! As always David, great content. We must honestly evaluate where we are now and not compare ourselves to others. I know I have fallen into this trap at times. Loved your honest question, do you have the burning desire to fight ... Keep rockin' it David!

Eric Lopez
Eric Lopez

Well said Dave. (Dave Wood cleaning up the industry 1 blog post at a time) :-) This team is going to get a lot of people started in a way that works and is going to have explosive growth in the upcoming months and years. (Glad I got in when I did) :-)

David Wood
David Wood

Chris, Thank you my friend, that meant a lot and REMEMBER - you CAN do this! To the TOP my friend, David Wood

David Wood
David Wood

Ha ha - that's it David, the CRUISE my friend. - Build Numis from even to event, and from vacation to vacation is the BEST way to live.

David Wood
David Wood

That's what it's all about Steve - TRUTH coming out and prevailing, making something happen that is bigger than life from a place that stems from a VISION of hope and power. -dave

David Wood
David Wood

Awesome man - looking forward to connecting with you :) Great quote by Harv

David Wood
David Wood

Absolutely my friend - let's rock this thing out and do things on a whole new, higher level of thinking :)

David Wood
David Wood

Ha ha - rockin man. That's it - compounded effects of simple things over a long period of time add up to a LOT. That's the only reason why Network Marketing is a cool business model -dave

David Wood
David Wood

Hey YOU keep it rockin' Gail - it was nice to meet you over in Tampa, we're going to take this to a whole new level over the next year, and I'm looking forward to seeing YOUR massive success. -dave

David Wood
David Wood

That's it man - it's time to take the industry to a whole new level, and lock arms to fight the forces of evil. Lol Let's rock it - dave wood

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