Do you remember when you bought your first car? Do you remember how you felt in the weeks, days and hours leading up to the purchase – that period of time when you knew you were going to get it but were still working on the financing or delivery?
Do you remember the promise you made to yourself and others about how the car would never see rain, how you would never eat in it or abuse it in any way?
My best source of leads? People. I am a networker.
There are lots of ways to connect with people and convert them. I follow my strength and my personal style, which is to connect with people I meet along the way in life.
I look at everyone as though they have an untold story. I look at them with a vision that they know a lot of people … about 200 each, from all walks of life, some of whom would be a perfect fit for my business.
You may have heard that bumblebees cannot fly … at least not according to the laws of aerodynamics. They are too big and heavy for their wingspan. No known science supports the idea that they can fly, yet they do. Perhaps they just don’t read.
This is much like the innovative men and women responsible for the advancement of modern technology. Somehow these brilliant minds refused to believe there were limits to what they could create and accomplish.
When you think about it, our minds are the most intricate and powerful “computers” imaginable. They are worth literally billions in what they can accomplish—just ask Bill Gates.
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Also, the DS Edge Conference is right around the corner. It’s February 4th & 5th, 2016 in Newport Beach, California.
And last but not least, Richard Brooke, founder of Life Matters, and long-time ethics committee member of the DSA (Direct Selling Association) has launched a direct selling legal defense fund. The first recipient is Vemma Nutritional Company.
Here are a few points of interest Richard shared on the site, which I think are worth pondering.
Here are some mistakes that Vemma made which the FTC convinced a judge were worthy of an ex parte action
no due process, no notice, just seize and shut down the company.
Vemma had zero distributor enrollment fees, so most “customers” were also “affiliates” depending on the box they checked. The FTC and judge ruled them, as a result, NOT CUSTOMERS.
Vemma traded ethics and public reputation for immediate sales growth in a segment of the sales force edifying obnoxious behavior.
Vemma allowed distributor videos suggesting significant success by recruiting without appropriate disclaimers.
“And here are the results of the government’s actions.”
* Vemma was entirely shut down worldwide for almost a month while the receiver went about dismantling the company. The receiver repatriated international company bank accounts.
* By the time BK resumed partial control of the company, Wells Fargo had withdrawn his merchant account, placed his name and company name on a watch list (black list), making it impossible to obtain a domestic merchant account, and his sales leaders had cut deals to move to competitive companies.
* The court required Vemma to change its compensation plan to one whereby a sales leader could not be paid on their team sales unless Vemma could prove that 51% of that team’s sales came from customers with the title customer. Affiliate personal purchases cannot qualify them for bonuses, only personally sponsored customer and distributor purchases. That compensation plan is still not effectively programmed and functional as of me writing this almost four months after this event.
* Legal fees have already reached $1.4 million and are expected to reach $3+ million before the case is final.
* Vemma has to get court approval for any compensation, incentive, and/or marketing campaigns it wants to initiate.