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09th Apr 2014

The Major Fallacy of Network Marketing

When I hear people explain network marketing, they’ll often use an example about recommendations. They’ll say something like, “Network marketing is just like what you do every day when you recommend something to a friend. You learn that you friend is looking for a better hand lotion, so you recommend a brand that you like. Network marketing is the same.”

No, it’s not.

There is one critical difference: In network marketing, if you make a recommendation for a product and you’re signed up with the company, you get paid.

If you’re just recommending a major brand dish soap that seems to work for you, you don’t get paid.  Your friend can go to the local grocery store and buy it.  But if you instead think to yourself, “Hummm, if I recommend this other product, the one for the network marketing company that I’m signed up with, then I get paid for making the recommendation if they buy.”

This is known as a conflict of interest.  The friend may only recommend the alternate product because they are signed up with the network marketing company, and they sell the product, and they’ll get paid if the can get the sale.  This is very different than saying, for example, “Yes, I loved that movie!  You should go see it.”  See?  You don’t get paid if your friend then goes and sees the movie.

So when you hear someone try and explain network marketing to you in this way, ask them about the conflict of interest.

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22nd Mar 2010

Immunotec on IPTV

This is interesting! Immunotec will be broadcasting live here:
http://www.xool.tv/immunotec

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25th Aug 2009

I got it, I figured it out!

Last post, I was wondering how to make someone understand how awesome and wonderful Immunocal was. After much banging-head-into-wall, I finally figured it out:

Some people will not be helped.

It’s true. A good friend of mine told me this some time ago and I guess I just never really believed him. But it’s true, and now I really know this.

I was trying to explain to a friend of mine about Immunocal, how great it was, and so on. I thought they weren’t getting it because I was talking about glutathione, or clinical studies, or method-of-use patents, or the effects of antioxidants on cells, or oxidation… etc. It’s NONE OF THAT.

The bottom line is that it doesn’t much matter how you explain how wonderful Immunocal is if the person you’re talking to will not accept help. It doesn’t matter at all when the person can’t be helped. This person would not accept help from me. At all. I even tried to give ’em a free box of Immunocal. Why? They had a real problem with their body and Immunocal would have helped tremendously (and I like to help people).

I somehow got them to take one packet in some orange juice. About an hour later, they decided it wasn’t for them, and they gave me back the whole box (well, the whole box minus one packet). They got much better overnight. Then, later on in the week, they got much worse again. They did not attribute their getting well to Immunocal.

This person still will not accept a free box of Immunocal from me.

Experiences like this make one not want to try and help anyone ever again. But here’s where you gotta keep on going. Here’s where you need to press on, push through the trouble area, and find someone who loves Immunocal.

There are lots of people out there who are willing to be helped. Find ’em. Show them Immunocal. If they are interested, continue. If not, realize straight away that they cannot be helped and then don’t waste any more effort (and time) on ’em.

Hope this helps! 🙂

-Hawk

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12th Aug 2009

Immunotec meeting went well

The Immunotec meeting went well. We got to listen to Dr. Krank again, that guy knows his stuff. And he’s not paid to be there, he just does it to help.

Speaking of help, if you’re going to get anywhere in this company, you need to want to help people. If you just want to make money, this is not the company for you.

A guy named Brian got up and gave a very good short lecture on the state of “work” here in America. Have we been programmed to work a job and work our whole lives?

We got up early to go to school. We get up early to go to work.
We go to school to “learn” until recess. We work until our 10-min break.
We go back and “learn” until lunch. We work until lunch.
We take lunch until it’s time to go back and “learn” some more. We take lunch until it’s time to go back to work.
We get off school and go home. We get off work and go home (or maybe to a bar or something because now we’re adults).

Seems there is some similarity there. What say you?

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02nd Aug 2009

Immunotec meeting in Los Angeles Tuesday

Immunotec meeting Los Angeles Aug 2 2009

Get the straight info on Immunocal and get your questions answered at this meeting. I’ll be there along with my friend. Here’s the PDF in case you want to print out the flier: 09-08-04_HW_LosAngeles_CA

Here’s the info, in case you want to copy-and-paste into Google Maps or something:

Date: Tuesday, Aug 2, 2009
Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Radisson Hotel, Los Angeles, Westside, 310-649-1776
6161 W. Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA
[ Google Maps Link ]

Speakers at event:
Michelle McDonough, Regional Sales Director, Western U.S. Division
Dr. Eugene Krank

Agenda:
7:00pm Registration & Seating
7:30pm Health & Wealth with Immunotec
8:30pm Meeting Close with Question and Answer

See you there!

-Hawk

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25th Jul 2009

Impressed with the President of Immunotec

I went to the recent Immunotec meeting here in Los Angeles. I went specifically to meet the president of Immunotec, Mr. Jim Northrop. I did meet him, he’s a very nice guy. I learned a lot about him, about his plans for expanding Immunotec, and let me tell you this: Now is the time to get on board with Immunotec.

I don’t remember the exact numbers, but this market is virtually untapped. You can completely own your area. I’m going to own mine (Hollywood), and you can come and get a piece of the gigantic pie with me. It’s huge. And with the recent changes to the compensation plan, you get a better return for your efforts to help people! It’s all good!

It was a much bigger turn-out, many people showed up. They had to get a bigger room for everyone. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the meeting. I lent my camera out to a friend and he’s not yet back from vacation. Next time.

For all the details and specifics, go to the next Immunotec meeting. I don’t even care if you join because of me. Just get your butt to the next meeting to get the details from these people and you’ll see it.

-Hawk

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18th Jul 2009

Immunotec meeting in Los Angeles with the Pres

09-07-23_HW_LosAngeles_CA

Yes! The president is coming to town! The president of Immunotec will be here and speaking at the next meeting. Here’s the PDF in case you want to print out the flier: 09-07-23_HW_LosAngeles_CA

And here’s the info, in case you want to copy-and-paste into Google Maps or something:

Speakers at event:
Jim Northrop, President & CEO
Dr. Eugene Krank
Michelle McDonough, Regional Sales Director, Western U.S. Division

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2009
Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Radisson Hotel, Los Angeles, Westside
6161 Centinela Ave.
Culver City, CA
[Google Maps Link]
310-649-1776

Agenda:
7:00pm Registration
7:30pm Health & Wealth with Immunotec
8:30pm Meeting Close

See you there!

-Hawk

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27th Jun 2009

Immunotec meeting went well

Immunotec meeting collage 2009-06-25The Los Angeles Immunotec meet-and-greet went well!

I met a bunch of new people, saw a great presentation, heard lots of good success stories… all good! We are going to own Southern California. You can join us, if you want. If you’re in the SoCal area, come to the next meeting. Get the info. Then make your decision.

In the pictures: Michelle Mcdonough, Brian, Dr. Krank, Happy Jim and others.

-Hawk

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22nd Jun 2009

Immunotec Meeting in Los Angeles!

Yes, we’re having another Immunotec meeting in L.A.! Here are the details:

09-06-25_Immunotec_meeting_LA

Here’s the PDF in case you want to print out the flier:
09-06-25_Immunotec_meeting_LA.pdf

And here’s the info, in case you want to copy-and-paste into Google Maps or something:

Speakers at event:
Michelle McDonough, Regional Sales Director, Western U.S. Division

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Start Time: 7:00pm
End Time: 9:00pm

Location:
Radisson Los Angeles Westside
6161 W. Centinela Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
310-649-1776

[Google Maps link]

Agenda:
7:00pm Registration
7:30pm Health and Wellness with Immunotec
9:00pm Meeting Close

See you there!

-Hawk

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19th Jun 2009

Another quick word on network marketing

I have read a lot of books on network marketing. I’ve heard a lot of info on the business, seen a lot of videos, heard a lot of CD’s, watched a lot of presentations, and so on. There are a lot of people in the biz, and there are a few who are really, really successful at it.

These “superstars” have systems. These guys and gals are amazing. They have their systems, and they work their systems and they make tons of money. Tons per month.

But what makes them “super”? What makes them “great”?

If you buy their courses, or their CDs, or their systems, and then follow them, you’ll be successful too… right?

But wait a second here… each of these superstars has their own system, and they are different! So which one do I follow? Which one do I do? And do I then make my entire downline follow the same thing and ensure that it is “duplicateable”? (The word “duplicateable” means “able to be duplicated”.)

The whole idea behind a duplicateable system is that everyone does the same thing, on down the line, and it just keeps on going and then you’re rich. It’s a good idea, but I don’t believe it’s workable. Why?

Because everyone is different.

Keep in mind, this is just my opinion, and I may be way off the mark here. I believe everyone should run their own business their own way. I believe everyone should not blindly follow someone else’s system, but invent their own system. If they do decide to follow someone else’s system, they should own it, make it their own, create it as if it were theirs, and then do their business.

This is the one thing which is consistent: all of these “superstars” each did their own thing.

Now, you start your own home-based business. You be your own superstar. You do your own thing. It’s your own business, after all. No one should dictate how you run it. You run it how you see fit. And may you be successful.

-Hawk

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