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I get calls daily from all over the world inviting me to another opportunity.  I understand this is just a simple invitation to ask me to listen to their sales pitch.  I typically will listen with patience and an open mind. However, when they are finished explaining that this is an opportunity that won’t last long and something I should seriously consider I let them know politely.

I am given every opportunity in the world each morning that I wake up, with the God given breath when I pick myself out of bed.  I do not need someone to present me with another one. 

I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY!

Let me offer this instead.  When looking for your next prospect simply remind yourself that many individuals are like me.  They do not need any more opportunities as well.  After much thought I stumbled onto a simple idea.

 I am not much on quoting scripture shamefully, my memory is not that good, although I do read the bible often enough to know this.

There is not a single place in the bible that says anything about opportunity.  Jesus never once said “I have an opportunity for you”.  What he did offer to every single one of us was “HELP Through Sacrifice” and He often spoke about helping others.
 
Through helping others and sharing your knowledge of good, you then may be rewarded as well.

Luke 6:38
"Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

James 2:14-17
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

What we are al in need of is help.  It could be help making a car or house payment.  You may know someone that needs help paying a grocery bill or just a meal. 

We all have wants and needs.  I often need help.  I even raise my children in hopes that they grow to be caring, polite, respectful and above all, helpful individuals.  I want them to understand how truly blessed they are.  They should look for those in need and offer help. Not an opportunity.

I ask you this now.  When you look for the next person to get involved with your business are you ready and willing to help them and sacrifice your time and effort to help them along the way. 

I also ask this, are you willing and ready to accept and reach out for help.  There are many individuals around you right now that are willing if you just reach out and ask.

Jesus started with 12 faithful followers that reached out and asked for help and He gave and sacrificed with only one stipulation.  He asked those 12 men to do the same for everyone else. 

Please Pay It Forward!
 
 
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A good plan avoids all storms
I have a younger sister who is an accomplished sailor on a international level. One of the things that has always intrigued me about the sport of sailing is that they all have the same boat, same sail, same mast and they all have the same wind while racing.
WE ALL HAVE THE SAME WIND! (Opportunity)
What makes her different from the novice sailor?

How are winners determined when everyone has the same tools and the same obstacles?


Thinking of these questions it was easy to come to a correlation between sailing and business.

If you are currently with a MLM company then you understand that you have the same product as everyone else in your company.  You buy it and sell it for the exact price as every other individual. 

What then is going to make you different? 

What is going to put you at the top of the company when every representative has the same opportunity?

Like sailing, preparation for winning starts before you even put your boat in the water.  You must understand not only the wind, but the course and the tide on any given day.  You have to chart your course accordingly and expect changes in all.  Once you get your boat in the water, you want to have an idea of how to SET YOUR SAIL.  Without it, pardon the pun, but you’ll be “A SHIP LOST AT SEA.”

The same circumstances are relevant in your business.
You have to have the usual understanding of the product and company that you represent. More importantly you have to chart your course. You have to understand the direction the industry is moving and how to get there. You have to understand that everyone has the same opportunity, but it’s how you SET THE SAIL that’s going to make the difference. Chart your course knowing there are going to obstacles but learn how to SET THE SAIL to meet every challenge.
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My little sister understands team work!