Archive for October, 2014

At Last! The Total Perspective Vortex

If you’ve ever been on one of my trainings, you will have heard me say that when I walk into someone’s house, there is a voice in the back of my head repeating: “Everyone says “yes”.

I don’t pay much attention to this voice because I am trying to push my ego through the door in front of me (my ego, I imagine as a huge yellow balloon which gets stuck on the way through).

By the time I get into the living room, I feel so good about myself that everyone else in the room wants a piece of what I’ve got.

…. you get the general idea…

So today it is with absolute horror that I have been introduced to the Total Perspective Vortex. Fans of The Hitch-hiker’s ¬†Guide to the Galaxy will know about The Total Perspective Vortex. The Last thing a Network Marketer needs is The Total Perspective Vortex.

It works like this: You plug someone with an over-inflated ego into one end and you plug the whole of creation into the other. And when you switch it on, that insufferable big-head sees himself in relation to the entire universe – the infinite galaxies, the numberless suns… and finally appreciates his own insignificance.

Of course, in the case of The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the hero (anti-hero?) Zaphod Beeblebrox, President of the Galaxy, all round cool frood and the only sentient being ever to have survived a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster emerged from the experience to announce that it told him what he already knew: “What a really cool guy I am!”

And now you can experience the same: The Hubble Telescope took four months looking into the darkest, deepest reaches of space and this is what it came up with. Be warned: You will never feel the same about yourself again.


What’s it all about?

This is the diary of a successful Multi-Level Marketer making money from home and fitting a part-time business into a busy life.
Over the years it has developed but the objective remains the same: To demonstrate how anyone can build a successful network marketing business in "the nooks and crannies of the day".
Eventually this spawned a training programme which I called The Cold Market Academy. This began as a seminar available only to MLM-ers working with my company. Then it went online as an e-learning course.
Now it is a book available through Amazon: MLM, Network Marketing and the Secret of the Free Prize Draw (you can see more about this on the "MLM Prize Draw" tab above.)
But at the heart of the Network Marketing Blog is the answer to the two most common questions people ask when they look at this business - and the two biggest challenges they face when they start:
1. I'm not a salesperson.
2. I don't have the time.
These are genuine concerns and all too often they get brushed aside: "Don't worry about that. We'll show you how..."
This blog is designed to show how it works in reality and in real time - how anyone, no matter how busy, can work their business consistently in small fragments of time. Because that's all you need; just a few seconds to find out if someone's interested.
And please bear in mind the entries here are only a tiny snapshot of the daily activity. Most of what goes on would make very dull reading indeed: Making calls from the list ... adding names to the list...making calls from the list...
As for being a salesperson: Have a look and decide for yourself.
Is it sales?
Let's say you call on a friend unexpectedly and find them up to their ankles in water and battling with a burst pipe.
Imagine it: There they are, soaked to the skin, trying to wrap a towel round the leak while they shout: "I rang the plumber but all I get is the Ansaphone..."
Honestly now, would you ignore their plight or would you volunteer the number of your own plumber.
Would you do what you could to help them or would you consider that going into "sales" on behalf of the plumber would be beneath you?
And what would your friend say when they realised you had deliberately chosen to leave them struggling to stem the flow and all because you felt embarrassed about "selling" something.
Network marketing is all about spreading good news and it's all about helping people.

If you're thinking of getting into Network Marketing - or already in it but not making enough money - contact me at

About Me

John Passmore,
United Kingdom.

For 25 years I was a newspaper reporter - ending up as Chief Correspondent for the London Evening Standard. Then I gave it all up and, with my wife, set out to live the simple life on a small boat while writing a column for the Daily Telegraph. Five years and two children later we moved ashore - and five years and another two children after that I ran out of money. Nobody wanted to give me a job and I couldn't afford to start a conventional business. Then at a craft fair in our local community hall, somebody showed me network marketing. It was described as a home-based business that would provide anyone with a second income if they were prepared to work for it. I was sceptical. There were claims of high earnings and something called a "residual income". But what if it did work? And besides what alternative did I have? So I threw myself into it wholeheartedly (which is the only way to succeed at anything). I'm not saying it was easy or there were never moments of doubt but if you're prepared to learn and determined never to give up, then there is a statistical certainty that you will make money. I started in April 2005. I was broke and embarrassed. Today I have no money worries whatsoever.