Hello Down-line Business Leaders!!
First of all let me say I am in awe of the TALENT and POWER of the people that are receiving this email!
I have finally learned enough about this ‘brand new’ technology of email 🙂 to assemble a distribution list of my entire Downline Business Leaders! (And I am still waiting for a few more I can’t see on my recap!) I have had all of you on different lists but now that I have put you all in one spot…WOW, what a team of people we have! There are truly no limits to what this group of people can and will achieve with Shaklee!! I am VERY blessed and humbled to have the privilege of a downline like this! Truly INCREDIBLE!! Look out world, here we come!
My wife Cindy and my Girls say hello and wish all of you a very blessed and prosperous New Year!
The New Year always gives us a chance to look back and see where we have been and the chance to look ahead at were we want to go, so in that spirit I want to share something with you all. I was recently doing some ‘house cleaning’ of materials from the past 15 years of being involved in Network Marketing and I stumbled across some records from my first few years involved in MLM. I thought I would share them with you in this email because I can remember like it was just yesterday how excited I was about trying to achieve the big Dreams I had back then.
AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS!! (NOT)
Many of you may or may not know that my first check in this business (in 1990) was a whopping $0.46 (Yes, that’s 46 cents!) and that was after a full 90 days of work! Man, did my friends and family think I was NUTS! 🙂 But hey, you have to start somewhere! I found the records of the next few months, are you ready for this: The next checks went like this: $3.68, then $8.64, then $8.28 (backslider!), then $10.62, then $14.30 (Note the 40% increase!!!!), then $30.72 (Another double! Now this thing is going to fly!), then $28.72 (Dang it!), then $33.61, then $39.22! OK, not real impressive, but I was starting to see a trend! I won’t bore you with the remaining early times but I think you can get the picture. In January of 1992 (2 years from my start) I made a total of $762.77!!! The only problem was my expenses were $958.24!! Man, is this a GREAT business or what?!! 1993 was getting better though as I finally got a check with a comma in it!! Late in 1994 I was able to quit my regular job! (That, as they say, was priceless!) Then between 1995 and 2004 I made over $5,000,000!! (Yes, that’s 5 Million!) So much for the over night thing!
I am not sure whether this will encourage you or discourage you but it is what it is! 🙂 To be honest, I don’t really believe that I did too much different in the early lean days than I did when I got the big checks. I don’t think I became more talented, more determined or too much more educated about the products or business offerings. I very simply DID NOT QUIT on my dreams and I consistently talked to people as often as I could. Many said NO, some said YES. (And of those that said yes, only a few really meant it!!:-)) But that is the beauty of this business! It does not take many! If there is one thing that made the difference, it was the fact that I was involved at the time of a MAJOR INDUSTRY SHIFT. (For those who don’t know, I was in the Telecom Industry which exploded in the mid 90’s, then subsequently busted around 2002-2004, of which I thank God everyday that it did so that I could be here now!)
That experience is why we should ALL be SO EXCITED ABOUT SHAKLEE TODAY!!
WE ARE AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME!!!
All of us are really just getting started with our Shaklee businesses. Some of us have had 2 years now and some just a few months. (Feel free to compare your earnings to that of mine during your early stages in this business if you want to get really excited, you are probably WAY ahead of me!!) HERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN NOT MISS: WE ARE AT A TIME OF A MAJOR, MAJOR INDUSTRY SHIFT!! The noise of Health and Wellness is everywhere and will continue to get much louder in the next 5 to 10 years! (With or without any of us! And we have the PERFECT vehicle with SHAKLEE!) Today ‘Green’ is GOLD! And it is not just happening here in the US and Canada! We will blaze a trail around the world with Shaklee and I believe it can be lead by THIS team of people!!! I am CONVINCED that the Top Income earners of Shaklee 5 and 10 years from now will be filled with the names of the people on this email list and their downline that have yet to enter our businesses!! But it won’t happen by accident or chance or luck! It WILL come from commitment, dedication and persistence! (Notice I said NOTHING about talent!) IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW BAD DO WE (YOU) WANT IT?!
THE TIME FOR MASSIVE ACTION IS NOW!
Over the next 3 to 5 years (That’s only 36 to 60 months time!) we must take action EVERYDAY toward our Dreams. You never know what action, even the smallest of them, will result in massive future success. This year of 2007 is going to be a critically important foundational year for the development of everyone’s businesses. Take advantage of the timing and position we find ourselves squarely in the center of! Put your goals in front of you everyday, somehow – someway, and TAKE ACTION! I know I am going too!
I will be communicating with you on a regular basis via email, conference calls and in person in many areas in 2007. I would like to put my travel schedule together in the month of January for the remainder of 2007 and if you think I could help you in your business with a visit to your area please let me know and I will get there! I would also like to invite each of you as business leaders, and your teams, to my Retreat in Wisconsin Dells for a weekend of Dream Building, Training and FUN! I will be scheduling get away weekends throughout the year. Let me know of your interest as well!
I will also be busy personally developing new Business Partners to join us in our mission to spread Shaklee around the globe! If there is ANYTHING I can assist you with, don’t hesitate to ask! 2007 is going to be a GREAT year!
God Bless. Sincerely, Pat