The Ugly Truth Behing Network Marketing/MLM Company Hoppers – The Difference Between “Reps Leaving” and Leadership

Here’s the ugly truth to people who “hop” network marketing/mlm opportunities and then promote it everywhere: 

They are only hurting themselves and the dreams of many others! 

I was watching a video online for a guy who supposedly was in my network marketing opportunity. This person spewed lies, rumors, and opinions posed as facts in this video for no other reason than to make himself look like a leader in his company and opportunity. 

But after talking with his up-line in a previous company (recently previous, mind you), I found out the truth about this guy: He jumps from opportunity to opportunity, looking for the “next best thing” and dragging his team with him. 

And in the midst of talking with my friend, I also learned that many of the people who have been burned by this individual are giving up on their dreams and leaving the industry, opting for the “security” and restrictions of a job. 

Well, here’s the ugly truth behind Network Marketing/MLM “hoppers” and “next best thing” chasers: 

They are not leaders. They are hunters and gatherers, wanting to find who they can prey on to make money in whatever they feel inclined to move to next. They never take the time to develop themselves within a company, nor do they develop leaders within a company. 

These people claim that “reps are leaving” companies, as this guy claimed in his against my company, but realize that not everyone who joins a company stays, and not everyone who leaves is that important to the company. There is a difference between a leader and a rep, and it has nothing to do with income. 

No, the difference between a leader and a rep is that a leader sees the vision for themselves AND their team, takes time to grow, and takes more time to develop leaders. 

They do not look for opportunity after opportunity, hoping to make a few more bucks or the newest gizmo/tech/nutritional/whatever. 

No, leaders take time to develop leaders. 

And if they leave without doing so, they are just another rep in the field. 

Network Marketing/MLM is all about developing yourself to a leader by developing other leaders. How can you develop leaders if you cannot settle into a company and get to work? 

Don’t mistake the two, and don’t let these reps move cause you to lose the focus off of your dream.

Keep it classy and don’t be fooled. Live your dreams and remember that you are capable of anything! Don’t allow others decisions and false information along with lies and opinions change your path of success! 

I have my path of success and I have people whom think they are leaders and are not. They bash me, my company, and my products, but the cold hard truth is they are sadly just hunters on a search for something that they will never succeed in. They are sadly mistaken if they think that hurting others will get them anywhere! 

http://www.IAMSTEPHANIEMORTON.com that is where I am at and my team is doing amazing! $10k, $15k bonsues and so much more. Changing peoples lives physically, financially, and with their health and wellness. It does not get much better than that.

I hope you have a company that you believe in and I pray that you stick with it! Don’t allow anyone to fool you into the “next best thing” and remember God will lead you where you need to be or help you where you are at!

12 Bible Verses Every Small Business Owner Needs

I pray that you are inspired by God’s word.  Your faith in yourself and your business are key to your long-term success. Starting a small business is a spiritual journey. You should pick a verse that will inspire you. I thought it would be helpful to share some of my favorites. Use these bible verses in the good and tough times in your small business.

  1. Deuteronomy 8:18 NIV But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.  All of our skills and special talents that we use in our businesses are all given to us by God.  He gives us the ability to make money and cut deals.  He did it for our parents and mentors and he does it for us too.
  2. Romans 12:2 NIV Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.  The bible commands us to be innovative in our businesses. We should not ever try to be like anyone else. The world is still waiting on a better mousetrap, and we should never rest on our successes. We must renew ourselves by being lifelong learners and reading constantly.
  3. I Thessalonians 5:16-19 NIV Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances; this is the will of God for your life.  It is important to have a prayerful life as an entrepreneur; it will help you on those days when things do not go your way.  You need to have the strength to thank God, even when you do not win that big contract. God protects us when we do not get opportunities that we think we can’t survive without. Always be grateful.
  4. Proverbs 16:18 NIV Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.  Many entrepreneurs struggle with pride. Do not be afraid to tell clients or employees that you do not know the answer. Try to diffuse any issues with truth and by taking full responsibility for fixing the problem.  Never let your ego get in the way of doing what’s in the best interest of your business.
  5. II Corinthians 9:8 NIV And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. God always delivers to us what we need in order to do our best work.  Sometimes he sends a check we need just in time, and other times he sends us creativity to find the best solution to our challenges. Trust in the Lord at all times.
  6. II Timothy 1:7 NIV For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. Fear is the enemy of entrepreneurship. God wants us to go out with the power he gives us to pursue our ideas in business.
  7. Hebrews 12:11 NIV No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. You must be fiscally disciplined in business. You cannot put all your hard work at risk by not being focused on your big picture goals and your monthly sales goals. It is painful at times, but it will produce quite a harvest.
  8. I Corinthians 9:24 NIV Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Running a business is hard. It’s a marathon not a sprint. There will be plenty of stumbling blocks in your way. Everyone trips and falls while running this race, but winners get up faster than everyone else. You must do what you need to do to win your race.
  9. Mark 5:36 NIV Overhearing what they said, Jesus told them, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” There will be times when you are the only person who believes in your business dream. Don’t be afraid. Believe in yourself and your business idea.
  10. Ecclesiastes 11:4 AMP He who observes the wind [and waits for all conditions to be favorable] will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. You must be willing to make decisions in your small business. No one is going to come along and do it for you.  Make hard decisions quickly, so you can move on to doing the work needed to help your customers.
  11. Proverbs 11:14 NIRV Without the guidance of good leaders a nation falls. But many good advisers can save it. It is critical to have a kitchen cabinet of advisors for your small business. Your business will not survive on your experience alone. Pull together four to five people who are invested in your success. The group should include an existing entrepreneur, a customer, a mentor, a lawyer and a accountant. Seek out a mastermind group or peer to peer mentoring program to help as well.
  12. Philippians 4:13 NKJV I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Whenever you struggle with your self-confidence read this bible verse to yourself.  There will be times in your business when you need to force yourself to stretch beyond what you think is possible. You can do it. I believe in you.

Do you have any other bible verses that inspire you? Please share or email them to me at stephsaysitworks@gmail.com.

 

Counting My Blessings!

We had a snow storm here in South Carolina! They called for about 4 to 6 inches in my area.. The kids where so excited! We woke up on Tuesday waiting patiently because they cancelled school for in-climate weather conditions. We waited, and waited, and waited some more and at 7:00 p.m. still NOW SNOW!!! We knew it was coming but it just didn’t want to come.. Well the girls fell asleep after a long day of anticipation at around 9:00 and at 10:30 it started falling! So of course I woke them and would get up and go outside! So we did just that. We woke up this morning and got bundled up and we were on a mission to have as much fun as possible. And we did just that.
We started by hoooking the only thing we had to serve the purpose of a sleigh and that was a top to a leaf catcher thing from an old lawn mower. It worked very well might I add, the kids fit perfectly inside of it. Oh boy did they have a blast slipping and sliding in that little bitty “sleigh”. Then we made our way in the house for some heat and some yummy snow cream. The girls had so much fun and I think Daddy did too. When we have snow in the south we have to make sure we take full advantage of it.
I am sitting here thinking about all the fun we had and how I am so blessed for those four little angels God has blessed me with. I sometimes wonder what I did so right to be able to get the four most beautiful children in the world. I often think about how I am so grateful for what God has given me.
Now I am sitting here thinking of even more blessings that I dont thank him for enough. I am blessed for this home that I have. We have heat, we have food, we have clothing on our back. We are truly blessed with so much and sometimes we dont acknowledge it. I think sometimes we just really need to sit back and look at what we do have in life and give thanks for these daily blessings.
As I look at the snow and think about all the fun we have had today I praise God for all of this and guiding me to my current business. I am so blessed to be able to stay home with my babies and not have to puch a time clock. I don’t have to drive to my job and risk my life on the roads and that is a blessing in itself because there are so many out there who have to do that. I have been praying all day for people with JOBS to have safe travels to and from. I am so blessed to have the ability of scheduling my work when I want to. I dont have to be anywhere at anytime I schedule my appointments and meetings around my time and my kids time. That is something I never was able to do before and I am so blessed to have this ability now. You can see what I do by going to http://www.IAMSTEPHANIEMORTON.com
Uh oh I have to run, more later… Kiddies are calling for me to come throw snow balls at Daddy!

Millionaire Mindsets Lead To Millionaire Marvels

 

Millionaire Mindsets lead to Millionaire Marvels

 

So in my life experiences and business endeavors I have come to understand that if you don’t believe in yourself and have the mindset of a millionaire you will never be a millionaire. You see if you instill in your brain that you will never be able to push forward and afford those things that you dream of or reach those life goals that you are striving to accomplish you will never accomplish anything. Its a fact that if you believe in your heart, mind, and soul, and speak it with your mouth you will accomplish those things you are speaking. Its all in your mind! Just remember that.

I have been on many ventures in life whether it be business, education, relationships, or whatever I am facing actually. I have come to realize that I allow myself to talk me out of it. I allow my inner being to tell me that I cant accomplish this venture or situation. I am not a negative person however I am very analytic. You see even as a young child I always analyzed situations. For example, I look at a light switch and I know that if I switch it the light will come on, but I want to know how it comes on, I have faith that the light will cut on by the flip of that switch, I just over analyze and wonder how and why things do what they do.

I changed my way of thinking after listening to motivational speakers, reading motivational books, reading about successful people with a millionaire mindset! I told myself at that point I no longer need to know how or why things do what they do. I just need to know that they do it.. I need to tell myself I can do whatever it is I put my mind to and go all in. I do not need to ask myself “Well, how are you planning on doing this?” I need to just do it no matter how I do it.

In life no matter what you do you will always fail a time or two. You will never live your life, reach your goals, and fulfill all your desires and needs without failing. Failure to me is battle scars, battle scars that I can look at and learn from. So in essence its not a failure now is it? Its a learning experience. You can allow yourself to look at failures as a learning experience and grow from them or allow yourself to look at your failures and be in fear to ever get up and try again. It is you that determines what your destiny will be. It is you that determines if you will be a millionaire marvel.

Keep in mind what a millionaire marvel is to me while you are thinking about this blog at a later time and hopefully implementing in your life. A millionaire marvel to me is someone who has succeeded at those goals and dreams you have. You may have a goal just to pay your bills in full every month and not worry about bankruptcy’s, foreclosures, late fees, cut offs, etc. That could be your goal and all you want out of life. You may have a goal to be able to pay off all debt and have ten thousand dollars a month extra to put in savings. You may have a goal and desire to make one hundred thousand a month. Whatever your goals are when you reach them because you never gave up that is what makes you a millionaire marvel. Don’t mistake this blog to be only for those who are millionaires or who want a lot of money.. that is not what a millionaire marvel is to me. Did you know you can have all the money in the world and your dreams still not be a reality to you?

I will end this blog with a quote. One from the best books on all the universe. When I have problems or feel defeated or as if I am getting tested to see how far I can go or being taught a lesson, I refer to this book.

Bible a.k.a. Gods book!

Matthew 6:19

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.

http://www.IAMSTEPHANIEMORTON.com is how I am making my dreams a reality!

 

 

My Opinion and Cold Hard Facts About What I Do…

Another truth about our products that I would like to touch on… Some people don’t realize what our products are intended for or they don’t care to look into it because they have been misinformed. 

So here is the truth… Our products are not some magical product that you can use and go from a size 18 to a size 2 in weeks. If you ever find a product that can do that for you PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP!!You see, some don’t realize that it is a process. Yes!!! You can see results in 45 minutes which is wonderful but not going from Rosanne to Reba in 45 minutes.  As far as our products are concerned it is my advice that you use them to AIDE you on your journey of health and wellness. Exercise and Diet is very important in EVERYONE’S LIFE!! Wanna cheat a little okay that is cool just take a couple #fatfighters after that cheat meal, however do not think for a minute that you can cheat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack everyday.. It is just not possible to see the results you are looking for if you eat a pint of ice cream, fried foods, and soda daily.. C’Mon… 

As far as the exercise goes once you are eating correctly and your body is not in toxic overload you should be able to take a at least a 30 minute brisk walk or even more without too much deliberation.. and yes take a few #thermofit in the morning and your metabolism will start to work properly and get you up and moving!  As far as our amazing wrap products AGAIN you will not throw this one wrap on (which is not even a full treatment) and go from a size 18 to 2.. Let’s be real!!! Okay so with that being said I find humor in the fact that people look at our products as a gimmick or just a way for us to have something to make money off of while at the house.. That is simply ridiculous!!! 

Let me point out that over 10,000 people do not sit at the house and throw #wrapson people and not see measurable amazing results.. If they never saw results with our products do you think for one minute that they would drive/fly hundreds or thousands of miles to a convention with our company to celebrate, learn, and meet other like minded individuals if they weren’t making any money with the company or the products did not work.. Do you really think that this company would have been debt free for over a decade if our products DID NOT WORK?? Do you think that we would be ranked so high in the Inc 5,000 for our company? Do you think our revenue would have went from 17.4 million dollars in 2009 to 200 million in 2012? See for yourself… http://www.inc.com/profile/it-works-global Do you think our company would have made it for three years in a row in the success from home magazine?? If you don’t believe me look it up and then go down to Barnes and Noble and look for it on the shelves. Buy it and read it if you really want to blow your own mind.  
Further more if our company sold product(s) that did not work do you think for one minute that people would be uploading you tube videos, posting on social media sites, publicly stepping on stage in front of thousands explaining how they can NOW LOOK IN A MIRROR, or sharing with everyone they come in contact with that these products have changed their lives.. Do you think ALL THESE PEOPLE THAT ARE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME ARE “just saying” this???? Yeah NO, I don’t think so either… Let’s Be real people! 

With all this being said keep in mind that this is my OPINION, (get this, read real slowly) If you use our AFFORDABLE products and see awesome results and QUIT using them ******IT IS OKAY!!!!!****** You do not have to be on our products for life however there are some products I and even my kids just don’t go a day without like our greens that gives you 8 plus servings of fruits and veggies that MOST EVERYBODY never gets like they are supposed to. Also our amazing ALL NATURAL vitamins that are not packed full of unnecessary ingredients  But NO don’t let anyone tell you uneducated information about ceasing the use of our products and what happens afterwards!!!!! But listen up.. If you stop using our products, stop exercising, and eat fast food 12 times a week and a pint of ice cream three times a week. You can go ahead and guarantee that you will be going back to the old jeans and feeling like crud again.  HELLO!!! Do you follow me???

Furthermore I will touch on the fact that our company does not offer a money back guarantee and I would not advise any health and wellness company do this.. It’s a bad business move honestly.. If someone purchases the product and does not use as directed and consumes only soda pop and Sweet Tea during the week, alcohol on the weekends, and hits up Mickey D’s for breakfast and lunch daily and who knows for lunch, you will not see results and that is only your fault and you just wasted your money…It’s not my fault that you did those things.  If you didn’t see results with our products and you really ate healthy and exercised as much as you could, then YOU need help, so ask your distributor and let them help you. Everyone is different however our products can and will work you just need to make sure that you are using them properly and understanding what you need to do. Its not rocket science peeps, ITS YOUR BODY, YOUR HEALTH, I am sure you took anatomy in school.  

Your probably thinking wow!!?? Right?? yeah I figured that.. lol if you have any questions feel free to let me know and I will be real with you.. Are our products amazing, Yes I believe so but you should form your own opinion and thank goodness our company allows you to do that for 45% off. 

Whether it be that you are looking for an aide in getting healthier or looking for a way to make extra income and possibly replace your income without punching a time clock every day for the rest of your life, you need to look into this because all this information above is important to review and understand.  My personal results with our products were and continue to be jaw dropping because I understand the importance of a healthy diet and the importance of physical activity. My testimony with the business is exactly what it is.. I have done wonderful with my business and it continues to grow because I know the importance of treating my business like a business and giving 100% customer satisfaction and 100% dedication to my team! So many people are looking for the next best thing.. How about look for the thing that works and work hard at it!!! All you need is a passion, a vehicle, and a desire to do more with yourself.

Get Real With New Years Resolutions!! Make Them Challenges!!!

Get Real With Yourself!!! New Years Resolution or Challenge??

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I have seen so many people talk about New Years Resolutions and how some wont make them and some will. Well it’s natural to come into the New Year with goals that you are diligently working towards however, I do not think that people really understand the difference between a resolution and a challenge!

A Challenge is a call to take part in a contest or competition! A Resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. So what’s it going to be? A Challenge??? A call to take part in a contest or competition that will in the end give you the win? Whether that win be weight loss, paying off debt, getting your family healthier, or going to church twice a week. Will it be a resolution??? a firm decision to do something or not to do something?

My advice for making your 2014 New Years Challenges happen for you is to first of all grab a pen and piece of paper and write them down! Put a poster board, white board, or write it on your bathroom window! Make sure your goals are visible to you EVERY morning when you wake up and get out of the bed! This will hold you accountable daily! You need to see what you are not doing…. Now don’t beat yourself up over it if you have failed at a few along the way, but be sure to always try to accomplish them on a daily basis. If your goals are visible to you every day and you are reminded then you may just succeed in 2014!

You can also call a trusted friend and tell her you want to give her a list of your long term and short term goals and you would like for her to call you out on them! For example if one of your New Year’s Challenges is eat healthier, before you go do your Saturday grocery shopping she can call her and remind you of what your goals where so that you don’t sneak a box of Debbie Cakes or a pint of ice cream.

The other thing that I feel is very important about New Year’s Challenges is to make them obtainable. Do not make goals that are way beyond your reach because you will end up failing and just throwing your hands up on it all and walking away! I have seen it time and time again “I am a size 20 in January and I want to be a size 5 by March!” This will probably not happen and if it does this is not healthy….Make your goals reachable!

Do not let the vicious cycle continue of making NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS that you just don’t stick with! Make your New Years Challenges happen by preparation, perseverance, and accountability! Do not be afraid to set up short term and long term goals. Weekly, monthly, quarterly, and then the YEAR goal! This will help you obtain your goals and make it easier to break them down where they are easily obtainable! It’s in essence giving you a road map to your success in 2014!

Setting GOALS is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions That Might Actually Work

There is some great advice here. Not sure if I would go get a dog because I already have 3 fur babies but otherwise a great read! 😉