Hi, I am Mike Fitzstephens!
WELCOME TO AN EXCITING JOURNEY
You may be achieving some success in network marketing, but would like to believe there is an easier way.
Maybe you are just starting [or re-starting] and wanting to succeed quickly
maybe you haven’t even found the right opportunity yet.
The good news is there is a better way than chasing friends and family expecting them to join your business or buy your products. Now, don’t stop approaching your warm market, just do it in the right way.
So, I am on an exciting journey of MLM success using old school and new school strategies. On-line and off-line. I welcome you to join me on this journey.
BUT LET’S BACK UP A LITTLE BIT
It wasn’t always like this. Way back in the day, I quit my job as a Jet Engine Designer at General Electric. Although GE treated me very well [I didn’t feel like a number], I just wanted to work for smaller companies. SO WHAT HAPPENS—my former boss at GE calls me to look at a business opportunity.
Well, my wife and I took a look and signed up. This launched me on a journey alternating between exhilaration and terror. I loved the business, loved the people, but was afraid to do it. I would call a few people, get a little group going, then through a mix of fear and “busyness” with other things I would let everything collapse.
Another thing that contributed to this cycle was having NO CLEAR REASON WHY I WAS TRYING TO BUILD A BUSINESS. I loved the concept, could use some extra money, but I had no clear purpose and no sense of urgency. HOW ABOUT YOU?
Thrown into the mix—I had agoraphobia. There are several definitions for this and many symptoms. My primary symptom was panic attacks. I even missed a month of work and didn’t travel for over a year. Thanks to the research my wonderful wife Birdie did on this, I gradually got over it. LIFE INTERVENES SOMETIMES
Having panic attacks while showing someone your business is not a fun experience. Many times, I said “I am never going to do this again”
So, I drifted along earning some commissions, but never really succeeding.
THEN THE WORST POSSIBLE THING HAPPENED THAT COULD HAPPEN
On August 22, 2008, my wife died after fighting cancer for a year. She was only 55 years old. Birdie was my wife, my best friend and the love of my life. We became even closer to each other during this year and much closer to Christ.
Then, I went into total inactivity for several years. We had joined a new network marketing company, but were just using the product. I finally decided it was time to get into action. I stuck with the same great company and I am still with them today.
SO WHAT MOTIVATES ME NOW
Do you realize how wonderful GRANDKIDS are? Well, mine keep me alive. I want to do everything for them. They are amazing. Now, with my retirement income, I can take care of myself and do a few extra things. BUT I CAN’T DO EVERYTHING I WANT TO DO FOR MY GRANDKIDS. How about graduating from college debt free, fun family vacations, and cool stuff [within reason]?
And there are the SERVING CHRIST THINGS my grandkids and I do together that are priceless—but cost money. We sponsor kids through World Vision. We sponsor 2 girls in Haiti through Back2Back Ministries. In fact, my daughter-in-law Sarah got to meet these wonderful girls on a mission trip to Haiti recently.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I like big houses, boats, nice cars etc. But they are not my top priority any more.
SO WHAT MOTIVATES YOU—WHAT IS YOUR WHY?
NOW THAT I HAVE A REAL REASON TO BUILD A NETWORK MARKETING BUSINESS
I have surrounded myself with a community of internet marketers and network marketers. I no longer rely just on my network marketing company for all the keys to success.
I HAVE LEARNED:
- The secrets of the top earners. By the way, they are not keeping them secret—they are always willing to share.
- How to attract prospects through the Law of Attraction. I mean the sound fundamentals that cause someone to want to do business with you so they will seek you out.
- How to get paid to serve the people who will never join my MLM
- Where to get the best possible training on social media marketing and people skills.
- You need to talk to people no matter what strategy you use. So, get good at it.
- The power of events if you know what to do at them.
- The power of association. Do you realize that top earners are always willing to help you?
- And on and on.
Now I know that succeeding in network marketing is not magic—it is mindset, skills and work. It is how we think, what we learn and how and who we serve.
So, I welcome you to join me on this exciting journey.
To your success,