I spoke to a guy called Andy, who I know through football, a few years back about being a Partner with my network marketing business.
It’s not an issue, it doesn’t have to affect our relationship. We catch up from time to time.
Then, last week, my friend Chris, who is also a Partner, told him how he was doing our network marketing business so that he doesn’t have to work 50 hours a week and how he doesn’t want to miss his son Lewis’s first day at school, and how our network marketing business was going to help him with that. That got his attention better than whatever I must have said to him, and the timing is right.
So Andy signed up as a Partner this morning. He had never heard of network marketing nor our company (from anyone other had me or Chris). Well done Chris.
1) a no is just a no-for-now providing you don’t offend people when they say no
2) never underestimate the power of your story….I will say that again – never underestimate the power of YOUR story, but make sure you know your story first!
3) you don’t have to be a ‘big shot’ to get people signed up. It was Chris, not me, who got Andy to look seriously. You just have to speak with enthusiasm, but you need to actually speak!
4) don’t transfix on one single prospect – I’ve built a good business in the time between Andy saying no and now saying yes!