WOW! Another year gone by. Today, January 28th is my 13th anniversary with my network marketing company. I am reflecting on the past 13 years and remembering all the people who have come and gone.


As I briefly reflect on the ones who were once with me I feel saddened by their loss. They could have stuck with it and experienced the freedom that many of my downline enjoy. When people are fussing about how bad the economy is, I am joyful because I have this business which is actually THRIVING.


So, I BRIEFLY reflect on those no longer here and then turn my attention to those of you who remain in the quest for freedom. I want to express my gratitude for all of you who have stayed with me and are working toward your own goals. I am proud of you. It gives me such joy to see your success.


We all have our issues we have to work through. Fears we have to face head on and then step over or around. My biggest fear was being a leader. That is a HUGE fear in network marketing because if you are to be successful network marketer, you MUST be a leader.


Overcoming that fear was something I had to work on from the very beginning. I knew it would require personal growth and mindset training. To help me with that I started listening to audios and reading books that would help build my confidence. I have made a partial list for those of you who are interested.
http://abundanceofsecrets4success.com/blog/success-articles/melodies-reading-list


Even with all the years of audios and working on my success mindset, I still have had a few fears I was dealing with but last year I started working with a Master Mind Group, founded by Joe Schroeder and Diane Hochman, called the Million Mind March. I am blown away by the progress I have made since joining. The last of my fears have vanished and I am doing things I said I would NEVER have the nerve to do.


The funny thing, people are noticing the change in me. Many of those people are not even involved in network marketing. I have to giggle a bit when I catch people looking at me from a distance as though they are trying to figure it out. Several people have asked me “what is going on with you.”


What is different is that I have become 10 Feet Tall and Bullet Proof. I have found the confidence that was missing. A confidence that has touched every area of my life and is changing the way I do things and lifted blocks and obstacles I thought I’d always be dealing with. All I can say is WOW!!! I can’t wait to see what comes next.


Whatever your fears are in your business, you need to work on personal growth and building a success mindset. That is a KEY to overcoming your fear. Listen to audios, read books and keep on going.


For me, network marketing is the best way to earn a living. It was worth ALL the money spent and time and effort on training and personal growth to get to this point.


I wish you all kinds of Success and Personal Growth,


Melodie Kantner


When you sign up with any network marketing company, you become an Independent Distributor. As an Independent Distributor, you are the CEO or Chief Executive Officer of your own business. You are self employed and YOU are responsible for the success or failure of your business. It’s up to you.


The problem is that many people sign up with a network marketing company and think that is all they need to do. They seem to think that somehow, by osmosis, they are going to make money. There are always people hyping the “No Work Required” business opportunity. Don’t be fooled by that. There is no such thing.


Over the years I have been in this industry, I have heard many people say “Treat it like a business.” I used to say that too. Actually, I still recommend that but . . .


I also recommend you treat it like a JOB. Let me explain what I mean.


The problem with a home based business is that, since you are your own boss, you can do or not do the daily tasks that are required for business success. On a JOB, you have a daily method of operation. If you want to keep your job and thus, earn a living, you must show up for work. Not only that, you must arrive on time.


Even if you don’t feel great, you show up and put in a day’s work.


Even if you aren’t paid very well, you show up and put in a day’s work.


Even if people around you are negative, you show up and put in a day’s work.


Even if you HATE your job, you show up and put in a day’s work.


While you are on the job, you must be efficiently working and producing according to the requirements set out by your employer. If you don’t do that, you get FIRED!


Now, think about how you are functioning in your network marketing business. Would you, as the CEO of your business, hire someone who functions like you or would you fire them?


If people were to put the same type of energy and discipline in their Network Marketing business as they do in their jobs, they would be rich.

So, my recommendation is, not only treat it like a business but also . . .

TREAT IT LIKE A JOB.


Today I saw some new photos uploaded on my MLM company’s Flickr account. At the Corporate Office, they were having a food fight in front of the office building.


Food Fight at Corporate Employees and executives participating together having a blast.


The fun they were having made me think about our business.


One very important element in your business is to make it FUN. It is true that we want to take our business seriously but it is imperative that we have fun while doing that.


Your success depends on it.


You won’t stick with it if you aren’t enjoying what you do.


Having fun and radiating happiness is one way to make the Law of Attraction work in your favor.


As you talk to people and build your business, demonstrate that you are really having a good time. People can tell if you really are enjoying what you do. When you radiate joy and happiness, people want to know what you are doing. Why are you so happy?


When you are having fun and enjoying what you do, it helps you stick with it. Especially in the beginning when you are just beginning to build the business.


As the years pass with your company, you will accumulate experiences that you can share with your downline. I have have been taking pictures of some of my fun times in this business and put together a Team Gallery so distributors and people interested in our business can see what good times we have. I got the idea from Art Jonak. He had Network Marketing Lifestyle Gallery I have been following for years. In my early days I went to Art’s web site to get a motivational boost whenever I would have a down time. I still go there often to see what fun Art and his friends are having.


If you aren’t having fun in your business, re-think that! Go out and MAKE IT FUN!!!