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Networking Times – One more dream came true

Attract a Great Teacher, Then Become One Yourself 

In the early years of my network marketing career I gave incredible presentations that lasted at least two hours. I had an amazing closing rate of close to 50 percent. The only challenge was that my business was not duplicating because everyone wanted Magic Mikko to do the presentations. I couldn’t understand how others were killing it and going up in the recognition ranks while I was stuck at middle management levels, even though I was the best closer on my team.

Thanks to my upline and mentors I started to understand that in this business we need to be good at teaching and we don’t have to be the best sales guy out there to make it to the top. Actually, quite the contrary. Duplicating simple basic steps over and over again is the name of the game.

One of the biggest preconceptions in our business is that prospects think that sales people are the most successful. That’s just not true. Normally sales people are good in getting many customers and new distributors into the business, but they often lack skills in duplication. School teachers on the other hand learn how to sign up a few customers, but are very effective in teaching others how to do the same. This is of course the aim of the business.

Our business is very simple: all we need to do is learn how to make a few customers among people we care about and then teach a couple of distributors to do the same. And duplicate this over and over again until we have turned our dreams into reality. This would work even if we were dealing with robots. The challenge is that many times people make it complicated in their mind. This is also what makes our business fun and worth striving for.

The best way to become an effective, respected teacher is by practicing. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. What also helps immensely is to find a mentor who has already reached the level you want and has the results, versus someone who is just reading from the books but not necessarily practicing what he or she preaches. The good news is that if you work with an ethical company you will always find a mentor; sometimes you just have to look high enough.

Whether I’m giving a one-on-one coaching session to one of my team partners or giving a presentation to 2,000 people, the one who always learns to most from it is myself. The more you teach, the more you learn and develop. The more you coach and present, the more disciplined you become in practicing what you preach because the message embeds deeper and deeper into your subconscious mind.

As the teaching goes, we need to put 10,000 hours into anything we want to become professional at. This means that for us to build a huge business, not only do we need to put in our 10,000 hours of becoming a great teacher and mentor, but also we need to duplicate the same with our team.

If you want more milk, you need more cows. In other words we need to let the birds fly free from their nest. The best way for your team to learn and develop is by becoming more independent.

I have been a serial entrepreneur for over ten years and have been a shareholder in approximately 20 companies. I have witnessed ups and downs in companies in a variety of business sectors over the last few years. This period in my life has taught me a lot more than all the schools I ever went to.

What I love most about direct sales is that we get to practice all the best sides of owning a business without having to concentrate on the more unpleasant stuff, such as logistics and invoicing of goods, to name a few.

Most importantly in traditional business we are often left alone with our thoughts and problems. That can be very expensive. I would have saved millions during my career if I’d had a mentor helping me who had already made it to the top of the game in the same industry.

In direct sales, it’s important that our mentor not only talks the talk, but the best ones are also willing to walk the walk together with you all the way to the top or as high as you are willing to go. Conversely, when looking for new people to mentor, I’m scouting for five characteristics or habits in people:

  • You are hungry and ambitious.
  • You are proactive, take responsibility, and focus on your circle of influence.
  • You commit to working the plan continuously for a minimum of two years.
  • You attend all events I attend and do at least one hour of personal development every day.
  • You call me more often than I call you.

If you want to attract a great teacher or mentor, be proactive: raise your hand high in the sky and use your voice to make sure you are noticed.

Originally from Finland, MIKKO JARRAH is currently based in Estonia.

He has been a serial entrepreneur for over ten years and is now a top leader in his network marketing company. In just three years he has build an international network of over 10,000 active customers mostly in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, and the U.S.

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http://www.networkingtimes.com/isolates/page.phtml?article_id=1942388&cid=0&testing=true

Are you the designer of your own life? – Zinzino

Mikko Jarrah has been a serial entrepreneur for over ten years and now he is one of the top leaders in Zinzino. In this blog article, Mikko explains the importance of taking responsibility for your own life and how direct sales help change people’s lives- not only financially.

“This is life changing business development. It’s not only about the money. It’s about who you become – who you are as a person. You are the designer – the Michelangelo of your own life.” – Mikko Jarrah

Am I happy?

Am I doing things that I love?

Do I have support from my family and friends?

Can I spend my days as I want?

Can I travel where I want? 

These questions I asked myself several times some years ago and I received some vague answers.

Later I realized that I have done a lot of work to get to this point where I have this incredible lifestyle and now I can say that I am happy. At the end of the day all we want is to be truly happy, healthy and loved.

As a direct sales professional I meet several people daily and I like asking questions.

During the first 5-10 minutes with a new person I often realize that most people don’t have any big plans in their life, or the plan is designed by someone else:

Society, parents, spouse, boss or their high school teachers and friends.

There is nothing wrong with this kind of lifestyle, but many people often get depressed at some point and might get pretty lost in their lives when they find out that they are living someone else’s dream.

Don´t you want to take responsibility of your life and get even more out of it?

Who is really leading you and your thoughts?

Your boss, your spouse, friends, parents, the bank, media, society or you?

If you live your life for yourself, you need to think about what makes you happy.

This is life changing business development. It’s not only about the money. It’s about the person you become along the way. 

The real deal is when a shy person who used to pretend to be sick at home when he had to give a presentation in front of his own school mates, one year later after working in direct sales gives a key note speech in front of 1000 people – mostly strangers – and doesn’t feel any abnormal sense of nervousness – that person was me.

There are countless inspiring stories of personal development in this profession. Negative people turning positive, sad people turning happy. In general you are stretched to expand your comfort zone and develop into becoming a better person. Satisfaction kills development and in this business – we are satisfied, but not content – because there are always more to accomplish and more people to help reach their goals.

And that is the reason why I love what we do.This business is helping you achieveyour maximum potential.You are the designer – the Michelangelo of your own life.

The blog post also available here: Zinzino