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How To Enjoy Your Harvest

Apply The Law of Sowing & Reaping

In Sydney at Neways Leadership Forum in 2011, multi-millionaire Jerry Clark, a major player in network marketing said there are really only three keys to SUCCESS in any business, that are especially relevant to the network marketing industry:

1) You have to have a desire, a burning passion for something different (It’s what we call a ‘divine dissatisfaction‘), 2) You’ve got to be willing to take action … and … 3) You have to show up for coaching – again, and again, and again, and again.

Our question is, “Do you want your life to be different?” If so, then we suggest you take action and ‘show up’ for coaching. Ideas are just like seeds: only if the soil is ready when the seed is planted, will it germinate. If you do have a divine dissatisfaction, if there is something about your life that you would like to be different, then …

seek out a willing coach to point you in the right direction, and start implementing what they say in your spare time.

Victor Hugo said many years ago, “You cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” This means if it is the ‘right time’ for you, you will get inspired by the realization that you can have anything you want out of life, if you have someone to show you how to get it.. And only if the idea is nurtured, will it grow – and that is up to you (you do this by tapping into your support, following the system, and attending ALL events).

Maybe this time, you are ready to act on these ideas . . . After all, you choose the idea, the dream, the size of your income . . . and the manner in which you apply these three keys to success, determines the speed with which you receive what you want.

Provide the Causes, Enjoy The Effects

One of your main responsibilities for success in life is to align yourself and your activities with the Law of Cause and Effect (and its corollaries), accepting that it is an inexorable law that always works, whether anyone is looking or not. Your job is to institute the causes that are consistent with the effects that you want to enjoy in your life. When you do, you will realize and enjoy the rewards you desire.

In the Bob Burg and John Mann’s book The Go-Giver they discuss the Law of Value and propose that there are five primary categories: Excellence, Consistency, Attention, Empathy and Appreciation, that you can use to increase the value you deliver to your clients and customers. As an entrepreneur you most likely “give more in value than you take in payment” as part of a way of life. Entrepreneurs in business tend to be givers instinctively and have a strong sense of social responsibility, empathy and compassion.

It is the other three traits that Jerry Clark spoke about above, that moves us into action to see change in our lives, and thus we initiate that first law, the Law of Value. But it is the next law, the Law of Influence, that will help you bring change into your life, and that of others, on a much bigger scale and be financially rewarded in the process. As it says in The Go-Giver Sells More: “The First Law determines how valuable you are, in other words, your potential success, how much you could earn. But it’s the Second Law that determines how much you actually do earn.”… the lesson goes on to say …

Now, by a network I don’t necessarily mean your customers or clients. I mean a network of people who know you, like you and trust you. They might never buy a thing from you, but they always have you in the back of their minds. They’re people who are personally invested in seeing you succeed. They are your personal walking ambassadors.
The Go-Giver teaching then continues: “Forget win-win, just focus on the other person’s win” .

The third law, the Law of Compensation is a restatement of the parable of Sowing and Reaping, which Bob Proctor points out has two associated principles, the Law of Increasing Returns and the Law of Delayed Gratification. The Law of Compensation says that you will always be compensated for your efforts and for your contribution, whatever it is, however much or however little. Always remember two important things as you start out planting seeds (ideas) … you must be an ambitious sower, and you must have good seed . . . and just know that the harvest is in a different season from the planting – be patient! Jerry’s question was, “Are you going to be around when the harvest arrives, or are you going to plant and leave it for someone else?”

Just as Jim Rohn, in his Sowing & Reaping message tells us, “Now, here is the secret to the ambitious sower with good seed. The parable said he kept on sowing!” (here’s Jim Rohn’s full 3 page message on this law) Jim’s message however explains how to benefit from the sowing: “Now, here’s what he had to do to keep on sowing. He had to discipline his disappointment. This is a key phrase now to use for the rest of your life. You must learn to discipline your disappointment. Because you didn’t set up the set up, and some are not going to stay, and that is not of your making.”

Jerry said he was ambitiously lazy, he didn’t want to work but he wanted the good things of life. He also knew he could do anything for five years, so he set to work, making sure he was sowing good seed. He was passionate about what he had to offer, he inspired people with his ideas. AND he attended everything. On top of that he said he was a great promoter. He knew that unless he intended doing, running, providing everything himself, he had to get everyone he could around other people at the events already provided.

He knew that he had only a small window of opportunity to use, a short time-frame, while his support team were still actively involved in building their business, so he valued the time they gave to help him. So, he connected his people in with their system, the events, the company, the mission, and he created a multimillionaire income in five short years of committed effort. Jerry said, “You begin with an ending in mind, and you use the excitement of focus on that goal to go out into the wilderness and to continue to ‘do what it takes’ – till you achieve the end result you have in your mind.”

Our question to you is – are you wiling to use what we are providing now? because later on, if you want o build, you might need to pay for, organise and provide for it yourself!

Here are the four skills that took Jerry Clark to multi-millionaire-ship:

The skill of using my imagination in an empowering way to attract abundance. If you will allow yourself to imagine the vision of what you want, stop thinking of how you are going to get it, that isn’t your business. What you want is the key. Create the VISION – get inspired! Get GOALS by Brian Tracy. Do Born Rich, Creating MAgic, and every PD program you can! Spend 10% of your current income growing yourself – every month, if you want to develop more money in your life.

The skill of framing. This means being able to look at everything from a more empowering perspective. It is how you look at things, that determines the picture you paint to other people. They get a hazy glimpse of what you tell them, so make it as clear and as exciting, as enrolling as possible. Deb Schultz who went Diamond earlier this year, had to reframe her situation as the floods rolled in over their farm (their livelihood) and their home and the homes of many of their team, in the last month of her qualification! What is stopping you? All along the way during and after the floods, she had to reframe her experiences, her journey, so that she empowered herself to be able to keep going. Learning this skill will assist your entire team.

Read the RED book first . . . then this one!

The skill of selling and marketing. You need to get used to this word – selling. Selling is really learning how to ask questions, to see if there is a match, and when you find what they want is a match for what you can offer, ask them if they would like to get / achieve it. Study the two books The Go-Giver AND Go-Givers Sell More. Understanding the principles (which the second book teaches you) seems to be a BIG problem for may people. Many do not like the second book . . . I’ve often wondered why, as every successful leader loves it!

The skill of rhinopolizing. This skill equates to your skills in optimizing your opportunity, the current situation, the skills you and others have, whatever is going on around you, to benefit you and others. Being a positive-thinker is just the beginning of rhinopolization! Things are not going to happen the way you want them to happen. REMEMBER: Jerry says that ‘equilibrium is the precursor to death’.

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