Mentoring For Free is a Special Place:
"Where You learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think!" -- Michael Dlouhy
Making the correct decisions today will save You years of Failure and Frustration tomorrow!
First Skill: The Colors Personality Training
Second Skill: The 5 Pillars Training
to Identify SCAMS
Networking in a Nutshell
First: Why in the world would anyone want to be a Networker?
Here's how we see it...
Our favorite part of network marketing is the lifestyle we can live. It is possible to actually live the life of a millionaire and catch this, you don't have to earn the million dollars first.
By creating a recurring income, you can actually live the "Lifestyle of The Rich & Famous" and have it with less stress and more freedom.
Please, keep in mind that recurring income is very different than linear income.
You see, linear income continues only as long as you continue the work. If you are a surgeon, you get paid whenever you perform a surgery; don't perform a surgery, don't get paid. If you are a construction worker, you get paid when you work; don't work for the next 12 months, chances are your employer is not going to pay you. If you drive a bus, you get paid when you drive; quit driving buses, you quit getting paid.
That's how linear income works. You receive income when you work. When you stop working, the income stops coming.
Recurring income is different. The best way to describe recurring income is that by doing something right just one time, you get paid over and over again for what you did.
Put another way, understand the difference
between linear and recurring bills?
A linear bill, for example, would be
purchasing a television or microwave oven -
one payment and the thing lasts for years.
Recurring bills are the ones you get
every month - telephone, electricity, cable,
mortgage, car payment. Would it be OK if you
had a recurring income to handle
those recurring bills?
Example: Elvis recorded "Love Me Tender" in 1956. Every time it plays on the radio somewhere in the world, Lisa Marie gets a little royalty. Even though Elvis recorded that song over fifty years ago, every month Lisa Marie receives a royalty check from people who play his tune. Elvis did it right one time and now Lisa Marie collects every month.
You will learn how you can live like a millionaire before you become a millionaire if you apply what you learn from "Mentoring for Free."
In all of life You only get paid for what you DO, not for what you know. However, you have to learn WHAT to do and HOW to do it Right -- BEFORE you can get paid for doing it Successfully. You won't be paid anything if you can not do something correctly. Would you want to have your house built by someone who does not know how to build houses? Would you want to be treated by an untrained doctor?
So, you get paid for what you do if you know how to do it correctly. This is just as true in Network Marketing as it is anywhere else. And there is another factor to consider. The more people you serve the more you get paid. This is true in Network Marketing and elsewhere.
Imagine how much a teacher would be paid if a teacher were paid a small percentage of each student's earnings every year once that student started working. Now imagine that same teacher receiving that little bit of income from each and every former student for as long as that former student worked and earned an income even after the teacher stopped teaching. That would be a form of recurring income for the teacher.
Another form of recurring income is the interest payments a bank will pay you on your savings account. If you could find a bank that would pay you a 4% interest rate on your savings, you would have to have $3,000,000 in your savings account to receive a recurring income of $10,000 per month.
Is it going to be easier for you to save $3,000,000 out of the linear income from your job? Or is it going to be easier for you to build a Network Marketing business to earn $10,000 per month. That depends on the compensation plan of your Nework Marketing company and their contract with you that specifies what you have to do to be paid and on what you do correctly and how well you do it. So, understanding your company's compensation plan and their contract requirements are critical first steps to your success.
If you could put $4,400 after taxes into your 4% savings account every month without fail, it will take you 30 years to save $3,000,000 provided that you pay the taxes on the interest payments so that all of the interest payments stay in your savings account and continue to compound. In a good Network Marketing company you should be able to reach the $10,000 per month income level or higher in two to ten years depending on the company and your level of work. Only you know the answer to which way is going to be easier for you.
Here is how.
First, realize the power of recurring income. You do the work once and it keeps coming in month after month. As long as customers keep buying your products you get paid. And you do not have to re-sell those customers over again each and every month. What a concept!
So, here's how to get the millionaire lifestyle. As you begin to build your Network Marketing Team, little commission checks start to show up in your mailbox each month. Then each month those commission checks grow in relation to the total product volume your Team is creating -- this is that extra income you've been looking for. Now, rather than spend your extra income on the current object of your desire, You take that extra income and start paying off your debt.
Once you become debt free (No mortgage, No car note, No large Credit Card balances, No time payments at all) and let's say your check now is at $10,000 a month, Guess What?, you can use that recurring income for what ever you want. Travel, new car, braces for the kids or taking your spouse on wonderful weekend get-a-ways. Now do you see, when you are making $10,000 dollars a month in recurring income, how it's like having three million dollars in the bank earning at 4% interest?
Well maybe you are saying, "I don't know what kind of math you are using, but my math tells me that's $120,000 dollars a year; so where is the three million dollars?"
Okay, here it is: This is $10,000 dollars a month in recurring income. For you to receive $10,000 a month in income that keeps coming in whether you get up and go to work or instead go enjoy the beach with your family, you would have to put $3,000,000 into an investment that gave you a 4% return!
Now, my question to You is, "how many people do you know that can go to the bank and put three million dollars into their account?" My answer is probably the same as yours, "very few."
In network marketing, it's easier to produce $10,000 dollars a month than it is to come up with the $3,000,000 dollars to invest at a 4% return.
An average part-time person in network marketing can truly have the "Lifestyle Of The Rich and Famous." It can be done in 2 to 10 years depending on the effort You apply. You just need to be coachable.
MLM legend Michael Dlouhy gives You the ultimate shortcut, his own proven method for guiding You safely through the MLM "minefield" on Your way to great, life-changing success.
Michael and others who you can read about and talk to are using this same system today to create their own fortunes.
Michael started at ground zero when he became an affiliate in his chosen company and used this system to build to the number one Presidential (highest) level distributorship in his company in 33 months.
If you are coachable, you can use the same proven system to create your fortune just like many others are doing today.
Next: Why the System determines Your Success!
In 1775, the Second Continental Congress was convened in Philadelphia with 56 men in attendance. During the next 6 years, these 56 Founders invented Freedom and more importantly they invented a System within which Freedom could thrive. We all therefore are the beneficiaries of the System put in place by those original 56 Founders.
The Freedom System invented by the Founders had never before existed anywhere in the history of the world. It is this System that has allowed Freedom to survive the countless challenges launched against it through the years between then and now.
The concept of a System applies to our networking business in the same way as the Founder's Freedom System applies to our country. Mentoring For Free is such a System. It is a System of education. It allows regular folks to thrive in this relatively new Industry of Network Marketing by teaching specific "how-to" skills. One of these skills is how to protect yourself from scams and scamers who are running around dressed up like Network Marketers.
Michael Dlouhy through his 30 years of trial-and-error, in-the-field experience has created and "proved as teachable" his System for Success. Michael's System is built on integrity and personal service. It produces competent, successful networkers at a rate that is unprecedented in the industry.
Mentoring For Free is a training program where the new or the unsuccessful networker can be coached by a team of volunteer professionals on the special skills every network marketer needs for Success. This training program, available for three years now, is gaining momentum and is Michael's contribution to an emerging Industry that is now growing beyond its beginnings and is slowly becoming based in ethical behavour.
This website provides an overview of two of the principles Michael developed when, after becoming financially free in the 1990’s, he spent two years joining 100 companies to see what made each company Successful and what environment was needed so their distributors could be successful too. We hope this shortened review of Mentoring For Free helps you to see for yourself these two skills every networker needs to have in their success toolbox.
If you are so inclined, contact the person who suggested this website and plug Yourself into our Mentoring For Free training program and start adding skills to your toolbox. Then, depending on the time and effort you can muster, you too can have the equivalent of a Ph.D. in Network Marketing. Not only that, you can be earning some significant extra income.
This is on-the-job training; as You are learning skills, You are building a business as well. Michael's Success System allows You to mix some Success from Your business building efforts in with your Ph.D. Knowledge and become a Professional.
First Skill: The Colors Personality Training
|Michael's Color to Success skill provides you with a method you can use to determine the personality of the person you're speaking with so you can make the best possible connection with that person. This is useful in both your personal life and your networking business.
Michael's Color Detector Chart
(Can You find all 9 hot spots and what they do?)
"You are fine just the way You are", Michael Dlouhy.
Coaching by the Color!
One dimension of our personality training that will help You keep your Team pulling together.
Yellow: open and indirect
If the person does NOT consistently demonstrate more concern for others than for themselves, they are not Yellow.
Now the person who comes up is casually dressed. They have Birkenstock sandals on, and blue jeans. Very casual. This is a comfortable person. They walk at a slower pace. They have an easy smile.
And they say “Mentor me!”
“OK. Here’s what I know about you. You are an amazing person. All your friends think you are the greatest listener they’ve ever known. You are dependable. You’re very patient. And you’re nurturing. You love people, and you’re a team player. You have some outstanding strengths.
There are some problems you need to work on. You’re oversensitive. You take things personally. You always conform. You’ll buy other people’s excuses. And You don’t ever set goals. You’re not goal-oriented.
So for me to help you, coach you, mentor you, I’d get You to understand how to not take things personally.
Blue: open and direct
If the person is NOT a social animal, craving almost constant contact with people, they are not Blue.
This person walks up, and you see flamboyant facial expressions, hand movements, body movements, arms moving, maybe a Hawaiian shirt. Something bright & flashy – jewelry, gold, a diamond ring, gold necklace. Anything flashy, a lot of movement, excited, excited, excited.
And they say “Mentor me!”
“OK. The reason you are so successful in life and in business is that you are an excellent promoter. You’re energetic, enthusiastic, motivating, convincing. You always see the big picture. You’re the life of the party, and You’re one of the most creative people on the planet.
You can create it, but you can’t build it. Your problem is, you are unorganized. You’re scattered. You’ve never balanced a checkbook in your life.
The first thing I’d do in mentoring you would be to help You start using systems to keep yourself organized. Then you won’t be so scattered. And you can focus on your follow-up. That can change Your life overnight.
BACK TO CHART
Green: self-contained and indirect
If the person is NOT analytical, always wanting more and more information about whatever it is they’re interested in, they are not Green.
A gentleman walked up and stopped. He read the big banner. His arms were crossed. He had a shirt with a breast pocket, pen in the pocket. He wore khaki green pants, a crease down the middle where they’d been ironed, and penny loafers.
He looked at me and ordered, “Mentor me!”
“If I was to be coaching you, I’d start working on Your weaknesses. Your weaknesses are that you overanalyze everything. You’ve lost a ton of money because of your inability to make a decision. You’ll sit there and think about it, think about it, analyze it, wonder why you shouldn’t do it, why the glass is halfempty.
“You have a problem with depression – you easily get depressed. You have a problem with loneliness. And you’re very pessimistic.
“But it’s amazing how many strengths You have. You’re one of the most organized people. You are an amazing planner. You’re a dependable problem solver. You are task persistent. You are amazing on follow through. And everything you do is accurate.
“But the problem you’ve struggled with your whole life is being pessimistic about everything. You have no belief that You will ever be a huge success in life. You’re always looking at why it’s not going to work. You think, ‘It’ll work for everybody else, but it’s not going to work for me.’
“You use a lot of words like try, maybe, could, possibly, we’ll see.
“And what I would do to coach you is to help you realize that You have to learn to be decisive. You have to learn to go with it, be tuned in to your gut feeling and go with it.
“The words you speak are critical, because you speak Your reality into existence. When you say negative things, you are actually putting those things into Your life. That’s exactly what you do. And that’s why You’re so unhappy.”
BACK TO CHART
Red: self-contained and direct
If the person does NOT consistently talk about themselves and their achievements, then they are not Red.
This section is purely hypothetical, because Red would NEVER ask anyone to mentor them. And if you try, they won’t pay any attention to you … because they are Red.
“It’s my way or the highway!”
So most Reds are not open to any coaching, even one little bit. Only when life has totally knocked them for a loop, then they may open up a bit to coaching.
Let’s say you’re dealing with THAT person. Here’s what you say: “You have great strengths. You are an amazing producer. You are the best negotiator. You have energy to burn. You are a
risk taker, a leader. You have confidence. You take action. And You’re independent. You’ll just take right off and start doing it.
But there are problems, too. The first thing you need help with is your ego. You think you’re perfect. You think you’re always right. You think you’re the only one with an idea. But you’re not.
You are domineering. You are short-tempered. And the biggest problem you have is, You are just unteachable. The only time you can ever learn from anyone else is when you’ve had your butt kicked, when you’re down on the ground, down on your knees, and you reach up your hand. When you finally get there, THEN You are coachable.
The biggest thing that would make a huge difference in Your life is to understand the other personalities. They all have great value, equal to yours, and you don’t realize that.
This will totally change Your life. But the fact is, you’ll probably never do it – because you are Red.”
Open: Accessible; having NO obstacles to self-expression;
freely shares thoughts and feelings.
Self-Contained: Shows self-control; formal and reserved in manner;
hesitant to share feelings.
Talks more than listens; dominates conversations; thinks and
speaks at the same time.
Listens more than talks; gives short, concise answers;
thinks and processes before speaking.
Second Skill: The 5 Pillars Training
If you are looking for a company to join or simply want to evaluate the company you are already with, Michael's 5 Pillars technology outlines a simple method to measure any company. Caution: Please do Yourself a favor and answer these questions with your critical eye.
A company may have the greatest products and the best pay plan on the planet, but if it is lacking any of the Five Pillars, you could lose EVERYTHING overnight. Your income and Reputation are at stake.
The correct answers to these 5 questions WILL save You years of Failure and Frustration.
Pillar 1: Does the company management have personal experience building their own networking organization? Have they done it with Integrity?
• Search Google for the owners of the company.
• Do the owners have Integrity? Add the word 'Scam' to your search.
• Do the owners have a Corporate background or an in-the-field Network Marketing background?
• Read your "Policies & Procedures" and "Terms & Conditions";
both are part of your Legal Contract.
• Look for the word "Ongoing".
• Look for policies that strike you as "Unreasonable". Like "Termination, with or without cause".
• Ask yourself "Does this contract protect me or the company?" "Is it clear which way it leans?"
• Does the company charge you
a big fee for each paycheck they send you?
• Rules of Thumb:
• If it's a "Cash Only" business...It's a Scam!
• If you can buy a position at the top...It's a Scam!
• If you are offered a "Special Deal"...the playing field isn't level for all.
• If the products are sold on eBay at a greatly reduced price...Buy there instead.
• If a company is publicly traded, Financial Decisions Will be made in Favor of the
Stockholders at the Expense of the Distributors.
• Check these two websites: www.MLMwatchdog.com and www.MarketWaveInc.com.
Pillar 2: Has the company passed the "early failure" Time Line? Are the company's Products timed with the beginning of a massive trend of consumer demand?
• Beware of "ground floor opportunities" and start-up companies.
• There should be no rush to get in on the "ground floor".
• 99% of companies don't last two years.
• If the company is good today, it will be great tomorrow.
• Most people don't make money in the first two years while the company is dealing with start-up issues.
• Profit comes AFTER two years. Join then.
• Avoid companies which have passed beyond their "momentum phase" and
have become household names.
(The realistic potential for big growth in gone)
• Do not join a company with a product that has no profit margin!
(i.e - a long distance service or a vinyl record company)
Pillar 3: Does the company have a Remarkable product at a reasonable price?
• All MLM companies have a good product. But, there are others available that are just as good!
• It should be competitively priced.
• The product
should have both a Retail and a
If Your company has a Recruiting business model, STAY AWAY unless You are Red!
• If the product would not sell without the business opportunity attached, it is ILLEGAL.
• If you can't pay with a credit card and Must pay by cash or money order, it is ILLEGAL.
• If distributors collect the money while the company stays at arm's length, it is ILLEGAL.
• If you MUST have a Retail Merchant's account, the company is SCAMMING YOU.
• When you begin to justify your product to someone, You become a salesperson.
CAUTION: Networking is a relationship business NOT a sales business.
Pillar 4: Does the Compensation Plan Pay Part-Timers?
• 95% of networkers are part-time people.
Make sure that people can make a decent income working a few hours per week.
• Beware of companies that advertise how many millionaires they have created.
Make sure it's not at the expense of those "at the bottom". Everyone should be able to benefit.
• Take the Comp Plan Test - Ask yourself this question:
• "How many people do I need on my Team to earn a recurring income check of $500 per month?"
• There are companies out there that require as many as 500 and as few as 20.
• It's not unusual to see well-established companies that require 150 to 350 people and
they are still able attract new distributors - Amazing! They must be sold on the product!
• If your upline won't or can't answer this basic question, You should Run.
• If you are making only 5% to 8% commissions on product, You are being extremely underpaid.
• If a company stresses "Recruit, Recruit, Recruit!", You should "Run, Run, Run!"
• The purpose of any business is moving product from the company to the end-consumer.
• The majority of your commissions MUST come from product sales; otherwise, it is a SCAM.
• And if you work a plan that Does Not pay on product volume,
somewhere in the process You will lose money!
• More important: You will lose Credibility Too!
Pillar 5: Does your Mentor offer a System for Success that will work for You?
• The team you join must have a system in place that will work for everyone who uses it.
• There must be complete resources available; books, videos and audios explaining the system.
• The system should be designed to Teach The System!
Remember, you want to build your business, Not baby-sit it.
• You must take full responsibility for learning the Skill Set. Your mentor can't do that for you.
An 'open' system will allow you to go upline for clarification and advice.
• If you don't see the system working for you right away, don't try to reinvent the wheel.
As in everything we do in life there is a learning curve. Plug in and be patient.
• Personal development should have a big emphasis in the system. This is a relationship business,
the more you know about yourself, the better you'll relate to your clients and customers.
• DO NOT MAKE A LIST OF
YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
• DO NOT BUY LEADS.
• Purchased leads require salesmanship.
These methods do not work anymore.
90% of our population are NOT good salespeople.
Not only that, most people don't even like salespeople.
Before choosing a System, get a YES answer to: "Can I do this?" and "Will my Mentor help me?"
Your Mentor's System Should:
(Ask for a list of those for whom it has worked 3 levels deep)
• Be a proven System that teaches a full Skill Set, including:
• Client interface,
• Advertising/Internet know how,
• Behavioral knowledge,
• Mentoring methods,
• Industry History.
• Have Free Skills Training,
• Have an affordable, easy to navigate Back Office, that includes:
• A complete lead management system,
• eMail and ad copy templates,
• Capture pages combined with an auto-responder,
• Integrated ad tracking and performance comparisons,
• A Help section that makes the Back Office tools easy to understand.
• Keep you Free to build your business.
Stay away from those administrative tasks like building web sites.
• Allow you to do your own Targeted advertising. Brand Yourself!
Skill: How to Identify SCAMS
An Attorney General would ask these two
1 - Would a logical thinking
person pay this much money for the product or service if there was
not a business opportunity involved?
2 - Does the income stop when the
If the answer to the first
question is "No" and/or the answer to the second question is
then it is a SCAM.
Don't become BUBBA BAIT!
To avoid sharing a cell with Bubba, avoid:
(It's NOT a Gift if You Solicit It,
Unless You're a Registered Charity,
and You Report Donations.)
where You Receive Hundreds or Thousands of Dollars
when Someone Joins, and Your Recruits Receive Nothing of
Intrinsic Value They Can Hold in Their Hands.
(A Stream of Digital Data is NOT a Product!)
Paying You Commissions on a
Monthly Website Fee.
on Tools are Illegal.)
Networking in a Nutshell
• You are perfect the way You are! You just need to be coachable.
• People are not duplicatable - systems are. Your Mentor MUST have a Teachable system.
• To be successful in network marketing, You must "partner-up" with a 5 Pillars company.
• Networking is a simple business; NOT necessarily an easy business.
• If You apply yourself in a Teachable system, You can be Successful.
Building Recurring Income from home is a Relationship business;
NOT a Sales business -- NOT a Recruiting business.
The Truth is the Truth is the Truth
And the Truth will make you Free to Succeed.
Thanks for Visiting,