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Friday, November 21, 2008

Be A Professional Pointer

A man was asked a question. The man didn't know the answer. To not appear dumb he made up an answer.

Another man was asked the same question. This man didn't know the answer as well. He explained to the person that he did not know the answer and pushed the man away.

A third man was asked the same question. This man also didn't know the answer. However, wanting to help the man he quickly searched the answer on the internet. The man was able to answer the question with truth.

Who has more intelligence?

Henry Ford didn't finish school so he was faced with a group of people trying to prove that he has no intelligence. After so many questions he answers that he may not know answers to certain questions however, he has the ability to call on his advisors to get the answer he needs.

We do not have to know everything in network marketing. The most intelligent people are the ones who know were to look for the answer. They become professional pointers.

Don’t worry about knowing everything. Just learn to be a professional pointer.

Jared Hathorn

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Success is Not Money

As I was reading chapter 2, in Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill, I could not help but disagree with something. He was telling us that if we have a burning desire for money we will achieve it. While money is great to have in life it is not a measure of success.

The burning desire to have money has caused people to do bad things. I have seen first hand the burning desire to have money caused someone to rob. Their desire was so great for money they took a gun and used it to achieve their purpose.

Many people in our business ask us what we make. It is amazing to me to see many people mistake success with money. Many famous people were asked what they desired. They desired fame, fortune, and happiness. After they achieved fame and fortune they are honest and tell us they are not happy. Money can not buy happiness nor can it buy success.

What is success?

To me success is determined by how much we give everyday. Success is having the ability to give instead of receive. Many people who give freely without a second thought find true success and happiness. Giving something comes from the heart and we are all made to give our heart.

Network marketing does not have room to desire money. When a person desires money they forget about their downline and forget about what truly makes them successful. Success in network marketing is never determined by how much money we make.

Providing a helping hand and information that will help others is what gives us success. When we learn to take the time and train others freely on how to be successful than we ourselves will feel successful. We will find that the feeling of success will come not because of money but because of how we have helped people.

Be a mentor with a servant’s heart and help others.

Jared Hathorn

Tree On The Road

People see the positive or they see the negative.

What's the difference?

A man slams on his brakes to avoid hitting a tree that has fallen into the road, blocking his path. This man is angry and sees nothing but negative results.

The woman in her kitchen washing her dishes looks outside her window and notices the tree is missing. It used to block her view and now she clearly sees everything. All that is in her mind now is how wonderful the view is now. The tree that fell is the same tree that blocks the man.

Do we see positive or negative?

Network marketing is a difficult road to walk on but it is rewarding. At times it is easy for us to think like the man whose path was blocked. However, we can learn to look at things the way the woman did.

Jared Hathorn

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I am young. So what?!

Wisdom to me has no age. I have seen old people with no wisdom at all. I have also seen young people with more wisdom than any of us can imagine.

Many people have looked down on me because they believe I don't know much. However, I am not going to let that stop me from sharing my wisdom to others.

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young...” (1 Timothy 4:12)

Does this give me right to attack people who look down on me?

That is not what this is saying to anyone. I believe that words have power if we let them. We can take what people say to us and let it hurt us or we can ignore them and keep doing what we must do.

"You’re too young to have any wisdom. Don't waste your time in sharing."

How many times have we heard words like these? We can listen and not share a thing because we start believing it or we share anyway.

I believe we should share anyway because what if our wisdom can help someone. Are we going to stop helping others because we are so young? Are we going to continue to live the life we live because others direct our lives?

We need to learn to think for ourselves and learn to take control of our own lives. Getting out of our comfort zone is what will cause us to find true success.

Be a mentor with a servant’s heart and share words of wisdom to the world.

Jared Hathorn

Monday, November 17, 2008

What Works For Me

Many people lack knowledge and the ability to generate leads. Social sites have been the best for me so far. I can post articles or blogs that people would read.

Posting articles and blogs helps in two things.

First it helps us create credibility. We post something that helps others then they will look at us as someone credible.

After gaining our credibility the readers then would trust our information. They will trust our recommendation and most likely come to us for help.

The social site I use that is best for me is betternetworker.com.

Try it, you might like it.

Jared Hathorn

Leave Me Alone!!!

We make a call to a prospect and look at the script given to us.

"Hi this is Jared....."

The prospect stops us dead in our tracks and tells us to never call again with a tone that can scare anyone. So we think positive and try another number.

"Hi this is Jared, is Amanda there?"

A person on the other line says in a tone that can scare anyone, "What do you want with Amanda?"

"She was online researching ways to make money...."

"No that can't be right because Amanda is only 10."

Now we are doing everything we can to get ourselves out of a pit. Our hearts are pounding harder than ever and we have a reason. After all a protective parent can do almost anything at this point to protect his or her child.

After we get ourselves out of the hole we wonder what’s going wrong. The first person on my list never gave me a chance. And many before just flat out told me leave them alone. The last call we made the girl is 10.

Most likely we are using a system that we pay to get leads in our back office. Paying for the leads is not reliable and can cause many problems. Most of the time we call the prospects and they don't even know how we got their number.

We need to learn to generate our own leads from our own effort. We need a system that when we call they know at least why we got there number. The system needs to be set up where they want us to call them.

Jared Hathorn

Saturday, November 15, 2008

If I Weren't Afraid I Would....

Being afraid is a common emotion we all have. It keeps us from doing the things that are necessary in our everyday life. I am afraid of dogs so every time I get near a dog I freeze in fear. My mind stops and I close my eyes hoping nothing happens to me. All that goes through my mind is how I can get away from the dog.

In network marketing there are many reasons to have fear. Fear of rejection is the most common. We as humans want to be accepted in everything we do.

What I have learned is to put love in our hearts. Love casts out all fear in our hearts. When we learn to love we will do what is necessary even in the face of fear. We will learn to find the courage that we need.

Think of a loved one for a minute. Most of us, if not all, will gladly get in front of a bullet to save their life. The love in our hearts keeps us from fearing.

I know that later in my life I will be asked to speak in front of a large group of people. Even though I am used to playing my violin in a large group of people I need to conquer that fear.

Fear is something we will never get rid of because once we defeat one fear another comes up. We just need to learn how to conquer the fear that comes in our lives each day.

Some people have fear in network marketing because they do not have the knowledge to be successful in one. All they need is someone to teach them what to do. They need a mentor in their life.

Jared Hathorn

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Are You Wearing The Ring?

I want to write about my favorite book called Lord of the Rings by J. R. Tolkien. The book is all about one ring. This ring has the power to rule over all the other rings. This ring represents what all men want and desire. However, this ring also represents evil.

The book shows us that many men desired it for power, greed, and wealth. Once a person gains possession of the ring the ring takes over and destroys the man. The person no longer is kind nor is he fully human. He turns into someone that most people would run away from. We see this as the book mentions Gollum.

Gollum was a hobbit named Smeagol. When Smeagol gained possession of the ring he started to live in a dark cave. Smeagol changed his name to Gollum and started calling the ring his precious. The ring gave him long life and also changed his look that no one desired to look at.

A hobbit named Frodo Baggins was to take the ring to destroy it. At the end of the book he was successful and destroyed the ring. However, the journey to destroy the ring was not an easy task.

In network marketing we have things that come in our lives that we can call the ring. Sometimes desire of power, greed, and wealth keeps us from being successful. True success comes when we get rid of the desires that are negative and selfish in nature.

Frodo had people helping him especially his best friend Sam Gamgee. Frodo would not have made it without the support he received. The ring was so powerful that Frodo could not have finished the journey alone.

The same thing is with network marketing. We need people who will help us because the journey can be hard. We need mentors who will guide us and help us along the way. In return to the help we ourselves receive we need to help others. Helping others defeat their rings will also help us defeat ours.

Jared Hathorn

Friday, November 7, 2008

Get Off The Train Tracks

We see people standing in the middle of the railroad tracks. We notice as far as the eye can see a train coming. Well, I say we have work to do and let’s tell them they are in danger.

We start telling them that a train is coming and they need to get off the tracks. However, it seems that most people just don't understand or want to hear us. We wonder what is wrong with us.

I am learning that it is not what we say but how we say it that is most important. Most of the time we try to use the same words on everyone. We wonder later why we are not getting anywhere. Changing the way we say things will change the results we are given.

Different people understand the same thing differently. Just because one person understands one way we say things does not mean everyone will understand. People understand differently because they have different personalities. We must first identify there personality type and then speak there language.

Jared Hathorn

La Bamba

I was watching a movie with my wife. We decided to watch the movie called La Bamba. It is a true story about a rock star named Ritchie Valens. Most people know Ritchie Valens by his song Donna.

The movie starts his life were he was living at Pacoima, California. He and his family were working at plantations to do their best to make ends meet. At the time the family was very poor.

One day a man named Bob Keane, the owner of Del-Fi Records, heard Ritchie and decided to record Ritchie. This big break allowed Ritchie to take his family out of the plantation and give his family a house.

Ritchie found success because he found a way to rise above adversity. He found success because he did what he loved and for love.

Ritchie loved to play music and write music. He took that love and used it for his success. When we find what we love and use what we love we will find true success.

Ritchie also did it for love. Bob Keane in the movie wanted Ritchie to record without his band. Ritchie refused because he wanted his old band with him. However, Bob tried to manipulate Ritchie in doing it only for himself and for his music. Ritchie did record without his band but he recorded for his family. He also took his love and wrote the song Donna.

When we in network marketing find the love we need then we will do what is necessary to be successful. We will love our family and take that love and work that extra hour we need.

The movie ends sadly because Ritchie dies in a plane crash. Yet his lesson in success will live on. We to can create success in our own lives that will last beyond our years. Let us learn to have and show love.

Jared Hathorn

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Are You Worthless?

Feeling worthless causes people to be unsuccessful. As bad as it is many people feel worthless. The battle starts with the mind and where we need to learn to fight it.

The way we feel, think, and act is because what we have learned through our guardian. From the time we are born we have learned from their actions and words they give us. Even if most our lives we have not like their actions it still affected us.

Most people have their father and mother as guardians in their life and some are adopted in some way. Sometimes being adopted causes the feeling of worthlessness. They think that because their real father and mother didn't want them they are worthless.

Sometimes words people tell us cause us to feel worthless. I have seen and heard many times of people telling other people they are worthless. Some people take those words to heart and allow themselves to believe it. We must learn to reject the negative words people say to us.

No matter what has happened to us even being abused mentally, physically and sexually we have to understand that we are not worthless. When we learn to rise above adversity and learn to look at ourselves as a person of worth then we will find success.

The best way to change the way we feel and think is to realize that we are programmed from the time we are born. When we realize this then we can take control and give ourselves the right attitudes. We can then learn to program our minds for success.

Jared Hathorn

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Direct Selling Vs Ads

We all have seen many ways to make money. Some ways are putting ads on our website and hope people would click on them. Others are buttons asking people to join a social site or download an instant messenger. As many people click on these buttons or ads is how we will receive income.

These systems are a way to make money and sometimes work. However, I see a really big problem in these systems. How are we promised residual income every month? The only promise to this is if people click on them.

There is a limit to all this because not everyone will come back and click on the same thing. If they downloaded an instant messenger for our commission we will not get another commission from that person ever again.

Direct selling is the best way to go and most people know network marketing as just that. Let’s look at selling health products for example.

We are selling vitamins that will help people in there health. A person will try the product and most likely will love the product. The person who loves the product will mostly buy the product and maybe more each month. Now we have a guaranteed residual income because we can rest on people buying every month.

Systems that uses ads or buttons or a way of getting people in our get paid social site are limited. They are limited to how many people will join each month. However, direct selling has not limit to the income because the same people can buy each month.

Jared Hathorn