How to Fail Your Way To MLM Success

mlm successA reporter once asked a very successful CEO, “How did you become so successful?”

The CEO replied, “Two words.”

“And those two words are?”

“Right decisions.”

“So, how do you make right decisions?”

“One word.”

“Which is?”


“And how do you gain experience?”

“Two words.”

“And those two words would be?”

“Wrong decisions.”

I joined my first network marketing company in 1996. I listened intently to the cassette tapes my upline gave me. I received no more training than this, other than a couple of meetings at Shoney’s with my upline.

Still, I wanted to be an MLM success more than anything. So, I did what I was told. I made my list of family and friends, and I called them up.

Man, what a fiasco that was!

After getting laughed at and ridiculed, I finally gave in and believed them when they told me, “Those pyramid things don’t work.”

I quit.

A few years later I read a book by Robert Kiyosaki which touted the huge benefits of becoming a network marketing distributor. Mr. Kiyosaki is a multimillionaire, and if he gives financial or business advice, smart people pretty much listen.

So I sought out another network marketing company. This time, however, there was this little gadget called the internet. Now, this was still before internet marketing was as huge as it is today, but there were still tools that made working your business easier.

Unfortunately, my upline wasn’t aware of those tools. He taught that the fastest way to MLM success was putting flyers on cars and cold calling. So, I did those things, too.

I mean, he was having success with them, right?

Well, I called at least 300 leads a week for about 3 months, and I got zero signups. None. Not even one.

I almost gave up again. Hearing “No” that many times can dampen almost anyone’s enthusiasm.

Now, don’t get me wrong. There are those who thrive on this kind of marketing. And honestly, it works for some people. In fact, I know several who have had enormous MLM success using nothing but cold calling and warm marketing techniques.

I’m not one of those.

For me, there’s more to life than looking at your phone and feeling that sick feeling you get when you know you’re about to get hung up on, cussed, and told repeatedly, “Please take me off your list!”

Is this really necessary to become an MLM success story?

Fortunately for me, no. You see, I poked around online a bit and found this thing called “attraction marketing.” This just means that you put yourself in a position where people who are looking for what you’re offering naturally find you, instead of you hunting them down.

Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it?

So, when I started using these attraction marketing techniques, did I become an instant MLM success story? Hardly. In fact, when I first tried it, I failed miserably.

I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong, but it felt like I was on the right track this time. My upline, of course, was absolutely no help at all. It was obvious I was going this alone.

I bought more courses on attraction marketing and kept tweaking my strategies. Still I kept falling on my face. Nothing I was doing was getting me any closer to becoming an MLM success.

Slowly, however, I started gaining some momentum. I got my hands on a course (a very expensive one) that struck a chord with me. From that experience, I was able to develop a very simple system that, if I followed it every day brought me a predictable result.

Those results soon multiplied.

Can you just plug into this system and become an immediate MLM success, a rock star? Absolutely not. This takes a lot of work.

And, if you’re like me, you’ll fail more times than you can count before you see any success. That’s just the nature of the beast.

But this is true with MLM success, regardless of how you attain it. You can focus on dialing, dealing with rejection, talking to your family and friends about your business, or you can do it this way.

If you fill out the form below, you’ll get immediate access to my free ebook, “7 Secrets to Attracting Prospects,” which will teach you some of the lessons I learned from my own studies and experiences.

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