Updating your Who Do You Know List

What is a Who Do You Know List?

If you are new to Network Marketing then one of the first tasks your sponsor will ask you to do is most likely starting a Who Do You Know List.
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On this list you should write down everyone you know, regardless of whether you think they might be interested in  your products or business.  You then use this list as your source for approaching people about the products and the business – but if you have been in Network Marketing for a while have you kept your list going adding new names as you think of them or as you meet people in your every day life and talk to them about your business?

My Story

I let my list go for a long while when I wasn’t totally focused on my business as life had got in the way, but last year when I decided to get serious about recruiting and building a team I printed out a load of template pages from our Forever Living First Steps to Manager book and every time I talked to someone about the business or the products I added them to my list with a short note on how I know them, or where they are based.
This is how I can keep track of how many people I have spoken to about my business.  Then I highlight a name in yellow when the person becomes a customer, and in pink when they become a team member.
This acts as a fantastic tool for me to see visually how well I am doing. I now have over 700 names on my list, and I have 21 (1 in 33) team members  of which 10 ( 1 in 70) are active (they place orders most months). I have also built up a database of 150 (1 in 5) customers over the last few years, so I can see how successful my business is by looking at the numbers, to get new customers or build my team I just need to talk to new people.
This means roughly if I want 1 new ACTIVE team member I need to speak to 70 people, and if I want a new customer I need to speak to 5 people. It really helps me to focus as if I’m not recruiting in any month, I can see immediately it’s because I’ve not spoken to enough people.  This isn’t an exact science, some pages on my list have loads of yellow and pink highlights on them, and other pages have none at all, but it’s a great guideline.

Keeping Good Records

If you are treating forever like a business and not a hobby then you need to track your activity and keep these kind of records, as otherwise you have no idea how successful your business is.  In Forever Living we have templates for keeping these lists which come in your First Steps to Manager booklet, as well as profile sheets to keep detailed information on who you have spoken to,  and an Activity Tracker to keep track of what information you have sent to prospects and when you have invited them to a Business Presentation and when they joined.
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When you start out in Network Marketing you are starting your own business and you are your own boss.  Make sure you keep good records, so you can effectively follow up on inquiries as often you will need to speak to prospects several times over a few years before it is the right time for them to join your business, and without good records that fabulous new team member may well end up joining someone else’s team.

Sound Interesting?

I am currently expanding my team in the UK and beyond.  My last 3 team members who joined are based in Cheshire, London and India and I currently have space for more team members to mentor.  I would particularly like to build a team in South Africa due to the huge growth the business is currently expanding there.

If you are looking to try something new and want more information then take a look at our business brochure then message me via the Contact Me link at the top of this page and I will send you more information.

What is Forever Living?

Forever Living is a network marketing business which was started trading in the USA in 1978 in Phoenix Arizona.  Over 35 years later there are now over 9.5 million Forever Business Owners around the world enjoying the support and guidance required to live healthier and wealthier lives.  Forever has grown into a global giant since it began trading, and now operates in over 150 countries worldwide.

FOREVER Mission Statement

“We will create a profitable environment where individuals can with dignity be what they want to be: where integrity, empathy and fun are our guides. We will create and cherish a passion for, and belief in, our Company, our products and our industry. We will seek knowledge and balance and above all, we will be courageous as we lead our Company and Forever Business Owners.”

Rex Maughan – Founder – Chairman of the Board and CEO

Prior to forming Forever Living Products, Rex Maughan was already a successful businessman in the property sector.  Network Marketing caught his attention because of it’s ability to provide the opportunity of financial freedom for people, regardless of education or background. Rex Maughan has ploughed back the profits of this amazing company into an expanding resorts division, including the famous ‘Southfork Ranch‘ of Dallas fame, under-pinning the financial strength of Forever even further.  We are a cash rich debt free company.

“Why spend your life working to build someone else’s dream – why not build your own?”

How many companies do you know who include the word ‘fun’ in their mission statement?  Forever Business Owners work hard but also have a lot of fun in all we do.

Forever in the UK

Forever Living Products began it’s operations in the UK in 1992 and has grown from nothing to being the largest provider of Aloe Vera products in the UK in a very short period of time.  The company head office in the UK is at Longbridge Manor, just outside Warwick.  A beautiful listed building where Forever Business owners are made to feel extremely welcome.

Forever In Ireland

Forever started to trade in Ireland in 1991, and there Rex purchased the Magheramorne estate as the head quarters.  An ideal location to serve an expanding business throughout Ireland.

Investors in People

In April 2007 Forever was presented with the Investors in People aware, for the second time running, with excellent reviews that attributed Forever with a ‘very supportive culture, putting people and their well being at the forefront of everything the organisation stands for’ (Evans, A. 2007 Investors in People Post Recognition Review Report for Forever Living Products (UK) Ltd).

To learn more about the fabulous training you can access through joining our team then take a look at my previous post about training with Forever.

Want to find out more?

If you would like to know more about Forever Living, about joining as a Business Owner and building your own business with us, or even about trying our wonderful Aloe Vera based or Beehive products, then please take a look at my Business Brochure, then Contact Me with any questions you have.

 

How can I be successful in Forever Living?

Whether you have already joined Forever Living as a business owner, or if you are still considering whether to join, you may be asking yourself ‘How can I be successful with Forever Living?’  I have previously written a post about How Much Can You Earn with Forever Living, but is money what motivates you, or is it something else?

Know why are you considering Forever Living

The first step to success if to know WHY do you want to be in this business?  This is the first thing we cover in your first business planning meeting when you join us.  If you don’t know WHY you are starting this incredible journey then you are likely to stumble early on.  You need to think about your goals in life, in your family, and in your business.

It might be a financial goal, paying your mortgage, having extra money to have some fun with your family, sending you children to private school.  It could be you want a more flexible way of working, a job that isn’t 9 to 5, with lots of unpaid overtime, or maybe you just want more time to spend on your children.  It could be a new car or a foreign holiday. Dream big or it will never happen.

Whatever your reason is, make sure you write your WHY  down, focus on it,  visualise yourself sitting in that convertible car, plan fun things to do with your family and create a vision board with pictures.  That way these dreams become goals, until you write your dreams down they will not feel real.why

Learn from those who have gone before you.

The second step to success is to never stop learning in your business.  When you first join our team, the first thing we will do is schedule in your first planning meeting where we get you started working on your business.  This is just the first instalment of the fantastic training Forever Living have to offer, which is both personally from myself as you team leader, meetings both in person and on-line with our team, and a fantastic array of training materials provided by the company too.

The wonderful thing about this business is you are never alone.  The business has been going for 37 years and those who started with the business early on have worked out what works and what doesn’t, and they have now shared this with all new business owners in the First Steps to Manager Manual, which was launched by Jayne Leach, one of the top UK business owners in 2014.  This manual comes in your business owner box, and if you choose me as your sponsor I’ll guide you through launching your business successfully and hold your hand every step of the way.

So be a sponge, learn from those who have already been through what you are going through, and then you can pass on your knowledge to others as you grow your own team.

Plan to be Successful

The third step to success is plan plan plan.  Once you know why you are doing the business and what your goals are, and you know how to build your business by accessing all the training available, you then need to plan you business every step of the way.  You know the saying, failure to plan is planning to fail.

Break down your goals into bite size chunks, then formulate a plan on how to achieve each smaller goal.  The only way you will fail is if you don’t take that first step. Goals change and move too, so you need to constantly look at how far have you come, have your goals shifted, and what you need to do to keep on track.

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Don’t just Give it a Go!

Make sure when you decide to join Forever Living and buy your business owner box that you are not just ‘giving it a go’ as this is a sure fire way to not be successful.  Get you mindset right.  Plan to be successful.  Train to be successful.  Make being successful one of your goals .

Don’t let those negative voices in your head put you off, and don’t let  those other people in your life take your dreams away from you by not understanding what you are doing. Know why you are doing this business and keep doing the activity.  If you touch your business every day, your goals and dreams will become reality.

Remember, as top business philosopher Jim Rohn says, If you want to do something you’ll find a way.  If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.  Get in touch now about joining my team and we can find a way together to build your Forever Business into the successful business you deserve.


UK Trading Standards Statutory Warning

”Forever Living Products are a very proud & ethical company who pride ourselves on good practice.
It is illegal for a promoter or a participant in a trading scheme to persuade anyone to make a payment by promising benefits from getting others to join a scheme.
Do not be misled by claims that high earnings are easily achieved”

 

 

 

Forever Protein Pancakes

When you follow the Forever F.I.T. program, which is our follow on weight management program which many people do after the Clean 9 cleanse, you don’t need to keep to an exact strict regime of protein shakes for breakfast, by trying out different recipes and keeping variety in your diet you are far more likely to succeed and hit your long term goals.

Why not try a scoop of the Forever Lite Ultra protein powder in your pancakes, for a delicious breakfast alternative.  Protein builds muscle and without proper protein intake, your body will struggle to recover after exercise and build muscle.  It may even break down muscle tissue in order to access essential amino acids.

For more great recipe ideas take a look at my dedicated Forever FIT website, where you can learn more about the Clean 9 cleanse and the follow on FIT programs, or tale a look at the weight management category here on my blog.

Forever Lite Ultra Protein Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a cup of oats
  • 1/2 a banana
  • cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites
  • dash of almond milk
  • 1 scoop of Forever Lite Ultra Vanilla Shake Mix

Method

Blend all the ingredients together thoroughly.  Fry for 1 -2 minutes on each side in frying pan using coconut oil spray.  Serve with your choice of fresh fruit or perhaps a squeeze of our delicious Forever Bee Honey.

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Exact calories and for the recipe can vary depending on which brands of products you are using, but when I tried the recipe and used MyFitnessPal to accurately record the ingredients used this recipe served 2 (3 small pancakes each) and was 176 calories per serving.

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60 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

You can buy your Forever Lite Ultra and Forever Bee Honey from my online shop, and as with all our products they come with a 60 day satisfaction guarantee.  Please contact me for more details.

We also offer full support and coaching to anyone who wishes to follow the Clean 9 or FIT program, just get in touch and let’s get healthy together.

 

Success Day

It’s a dark wet December Day,  wet and miserable outside,  but I’ve come to the NEC in Birmingham for the last Forever Success Day of the year.  The energy and excitement levels in this room banish all thoughts of the dark dreary weather outside.

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So what is a success day all about?

First it’s about recognising the accomplishments of business owners who are working in their business,  whether you are new to Forever and you have had your first promotion,  or if you’ve been in the business for a long time and built your own team to hit the higher levels.

Those successful business owners all started on the first rung of the ladders like myself and the rest of my team.  At success day you hear many business stories which are wonderfully inspirational,  and you never know when that little nugget of information will inspire you.

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Sharing tips for success

As well as the recognitions,  the other huge part of success day is learning from successful business owners.  It never ceases to amaze me how the top leaders in our business are so happy to share their top tips,  about the products,  recruiting team members and how to build your own business.

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Marketing Tools

At Success Day all of the recommended retailers who supply the information and tools which can make your Forever Business so much easier also have stalls where you can pick up fantastic products,  books and advice to help you run your business. It’s a great place to pick up banners,  display materials,  and fantastic personal development books.

Personally I can never resist the product offers and I always go home with a bag full of products I can then pass on the offers to my customers.  I always save more money on these offers than I spent on my success express ticket!

So what are you waiting for.  Dates for Success Express in 2016 are already set.  Get those dates in your diary and come and be inspired in 2016. #successday

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Aloe Matters Competition

Forever are running a new photographic competition, for the chance to win £250 in Travel Vouchers. If your Summer tan is fading and you are getting the Winter blues then it’s time to start dreaming about your next holiday abroad.

All you need to do is photograph yourself reading our wonderful Aloe Matters magazine in a weird and wonderful location, the stranger the better.

Email your entries to aloematters@flpuk.net with ‘winter competition’ as the subject line.  You must include your name, address and telephone number in the email, and entries need to be received by 1st March 2016.

The photo needs to include someone reading the Aloe Matters magazine with the cover visible, and the photo needs to be of good quality (at least  200dpi).

If you don’t have a copy of our latest magazine then get in touch with your local Forever Business Owner to request one, or if you don’t already have a contact then please get in touch with me via my Contact Me link above.

For full terms and conditions please refer to Page 18 of the latest Aloe Matters magazine – or you can read the on-line version here.

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Buying Forever Living products on Amazon

Forever Living is a network marketing business, where we retail Aloe Vera based products by using them ourselves and recommending them to others.  It is very much a business built on personal contact with customers, and building up a rapport with people.  But what do you do when your local Forever Business Owner moves away, or you lose touch with them?

Some customers turn to Amazon or E-bay to buy their much loved products, but if this is you then you need to adhere to the mantra of ‘Buyer Beware’.

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Much Loved Products

Company Policy

Every Forever business owner who signs up with Forever Living agrees to abide by the strict rules set out in our Company Policy Handbook.  By signing up we are all agreeing to the Terms and Conditions given.  We are members of the Direct Selling Association which protects both us as business owners, and you as customers, and agreeing to these terms gives us both confidence that we are dealing with an ethical company.

Within the terms we agree to not sell products on-line, except through the on-line shop we all get as part of our business package (which you can link to at the top of the page). The exact extract is :

(j) Selling online. An FBO is prohibited from selling products through online
marketing media, online malls, or auction sites, such as, but not limited to, eBay or
amazon.com.

So if you are buying your Forever Living products on Amazon, E-bay or any other online marketing site then you are buying from someone who is not afraid to break the rules.

Why should that bother you?

You may ask why buying on-line should bother you, if you are getting your products cheaper or it’s just convenient. Well here are just a few of the points you really should consider

  • Are the products you are buying all in date and in as new condition?
  • Can you be sure the products have not been tampered with?
  • Are you being offered the 60 Money back satisfaction guarantee?

If the business owner behind the on-line shop is found and identified by our head office they are given a warning, and then they will be asked to leave the company, so business owners who do this are also risking losing their whole business.

How can I find a local distributor ?

So how can you find a local Forever Distributor?  Well I am based in Northamptonshire, near the Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire borders, so if you are looking for products in these areas I would be very happy to add you to my customer list.  I also have team members in Glasgow and Tyne and Wear so  I can help you in Scotland and in the North East of England. My latest team member is in Ipswich and  I am currently recruiting in Lincolnshire, Devon and in North Wales too as my team is growing fast.  Working Together

or Join my Team

If none of these locations are local to you, then why not think about joining my team yourself so you can become my go to business owner in your area?  We offer on-line mentoring, support and training so location is not a barrier if you have an internet connection.  Just contact me with your location for more details.

And failing that then you can link to my on-line shop at the top of the page and order with confidence from an ethical Forever Living business owner, who always puts the customer first.