Take Away

The King Prawns with Noodles looked good. In fact they had just arrived at my table in the bar of the Stevenage Novotel when the phone rang.
For a moment I debated whether to answer it – since I was dining alone, I had only myself to worry about and there’s nothing worse than cold king prawns. In the end I was happy with my decision: I answered briefly and said I would call back.
Which was good because it gave me something interesting to think about over dinner.
This is what had happened:
On Sunday, my wife, Tamsin, competed in the London Marathon. She completed it in 4hrs 8mins – not her best time but she was happy with it considering the heat. We all went up (well all of us except Number One Son who is not into spectator sports). We watched her whizz by at Mile 14 and then pass by somewhat more doggedly at Mile 21 and then met her at Liverpool Street for Starbucks Frappaccinos and drove her home – the car reverberating to shrieks of excitement when she took off her shoes and socks and displayed the horrifying state of her feet…
Back home, it seemed an obvious occasion for a take away kebab. It was automatic, as I picked up the car keys, also to pick up a handful of Independences.
The Independence is our company newspaper – well, it hasn’t changed in years so it hardly qualifies as a newspaper. Really it’s a recruiting leaflet, telling the stories of some of the successful distributors who have developed significant part-time incomes with the company. I always leave a few in the Kebab shop when I go.
And that was on Sunday evening.
On the Monday evening, the phone call I received while sitting in the Novotel about to pick up my fork, turned out to be from someone who had picked up an Independence while he waited for his kebab.
And so finally, after the last prawn, I rang him back.
We’re meeting tomorrow for a coffee. Isn’t it funny how things turn out?
If you want to sponsor Tamsin’s Marathon, there’s still time: www.justgiving.com/tamsin-passmore

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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 info@networkmarketingblog.org.uk

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.