Secret to Success in your Young Living BusinessThere are actually more than 7 secrets to success in Your Young Living Business. Well, let’s get real. They aren’t really secrets but, when you are just starting out, building a successful Young living business can seem like a daunting task. The same thing can happen if you go through a rough patch and find things stalled for a time. Sometimes you need a mindset reboot. Speaking from experience. 😉


Here are seven of the more important things that all successful business builders know and apply. If you are not aware of these and focusing on them, you will have a tough time achieving any level of success in your Young Living business.



    1. The Number One Secret is YOU. – You are the secret to your own success. You have to WANT it, you have to COMMIT to doing the work. Some of that work will need to be self development and working on any subconscious fears that may be getting in your way. If you don’t, it makes everything a struggle. You may find it difficult to maintain any success that you achieve because something in the self conscious says you aren’t good enough so it begins to put the brakes on.


    That is why I started EFT for Network Marketers. It is centered around releasing the subconscious blocks that are holding you back from reaching your highest potential.


    2. Know Your WHY – This is another crucial one. Your WHY is your driving force. It is what gets you through the hard times. It’s what keeps you going on the days when you feel like giving up. We ALL have days like that. Your WHY has to be really strong and MUST be emotional. I can’t stress that enough. If you don’t have a really strong WHY, you won’t do what it takes to get things done. If you don’t know why you want success in your Young Living business, you will have a difficult time growing a business that amounts to anything.


    3. Believe in Yourself, in Young Living and the Direct Marketing Industry – This is HUGE. YOU MUST, YOU MUST, YOU MUST BELIEVE! If you aren’t 100% confident that you can do this, you may as well pack it up and settle in at the JOB. If you are struggling with belief, why not try a little EFT Tapping What If Tapping For Success in your Young Living Business


    4. Visualize Success – You MUST see yourself reaching your goals. You should actually have goals written down, then daily visualizing reaching those goals. Every night before going to bed visualize goals I want to achieve. I try to get as detailed as I possibly can. What I am wearing, who I am talking to, what I am saying, I visualized myself getting awards on stage. I visualized all kinds of scenarios where I could see my check and others could also see it and be impressed. My favorite was going into the bank to deposit the check and the bank teller wanting to know how I get all these big checks.


    I had so much fun when I got to that point. I loved handing the bank teller my check for deposit. Some of them were around for several years and observed my checks growing. That’s one thing I miss now that our checks are direct deposited. These days checks are direct deposited. I kind of miss those days of having to run to the bank. 😉


    Anyway, think up all kinds of ways you can visualize success. It’s fun and you’ll be amazed how it helps you get there faster. As you are visualizing, keep reflecting on your WHY.


    5. Take MASSIVE Action – This one seems like common sense to me. If you don’t take action, NOTHING will happen.


    You must make a plan and then WORK YOUR PLAN! In the network marketing industry I have seen far too many distributors sign up who seem to think that all they have to do is join and their business will build itself as if by osmosis. Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble but that’s not how business of any kind works. Thankfully, with Young Living, we have such awesome products most people get started using the products, then the business starts growing from there. It’s much easier to share what you love.


    Take appropriate action. Some people fiddle with this and that doing “business tasks” and are not really doing action that amounts to making progress


    ACTION, ACTION, ACTION!! Every morning ask yourself, “What can I do today to MOVE my business forward toward the realization of my goals?”


    6. Learning From Mistakes – It is a fact of life. There will be mistakes, lots of them. In the beginning you are learning. You are learning about Young Living Essential Oils, learning ways to promote yourself and your business and just getting the feel for what fits your style of business building.


    Don’t let mistakes scare you. Everyone who is successful in anything has made lots of mistakes through the process. You LEARN from mistakes. Be grateful for the things you learned. Make the adjustments you need to make and move FORWARD! I want to see people, Especially those on my team, experience the freedom of working from home but I’ve seen far too many distributors give up way too soon because the things they did to promote their business didn’t work as they planned.


    You have to keep trying and testing until you find what fits YOUR style. There are marketing techniques that fit most anyone. I am an excellent example. I was very uncomfortable approaching strangers and I was not into harassing friends and family. I had to test all kinds of marketing and THAT I DID!


    Lots of marketing techniques I tried were abysmal failures, some I spent a lot of money on. In the beginning I was broke so free and really cheap was all I could do. The point is, you have to keep trying and testing methods to promote your business.


    Think of each mistake or failure as a lesson. Learn the lesson, make the adjustments and KEEP PROGRESSING!


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    7. Celebrate Abundance – Be on the watch for anything that is progress. Celebrate progress. Celebrate abundance. Celebrate when you learn something that will grow your business. Celebrate success in others too.


    Even in troubled times, there are lots of things that we can be thankful for. Celebrate those things. Reflect and rejoice over the good things. Gratitude reduces negativity.


    Put on some Abundance or Gratitude essential oil and do a little Gratitude tapping while reflecting on all the things you are celebrating.


These success tips are just the start. Your upline leaders have their own list, so make sure you ask them how they became successful. Make sure you are having fun in the process.

Your thoughts and words are energy. Every person, plant, animal, rock, tree, every physical thing sends out energy. We are all radiating either a positive or negative energy. Positive energy attracts, Negative energy repels.

 

Did you know one positive word can change water’s structure? There is proof. A Japanese scientist named Masaru Emoto made a series of tests. Emoto realized both positive and negative words can have an influence on water’s structure by changing water’s crystals. During his study of water, Emoto came to some fascinating revelations. He came to a belief that water was the so-called ‘’blueprint of our reality’’ and our emotional energy and vibrations can change the physical structure of water.

 

Positive words created nicely shaped crystals, while negative words created ugly, disease-like crystals making water appear dirty and sick. Remember, our bodies are made up of a large percentage of water.

 
Here is an example of the power of words on water crystals:
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Remember the saying “Sending off good vibes?” You actually do. Good or bad. Or how about, have you ever been in a good mood and someone with a bad mood entered the room? Have you noticed your own energy dropping? Even when no words are spoken, you can feel the drop in your energy.

 

Gary has done experiments with this. One test was with 2 women praising each other next to some Melissa plants, then harvesting and distilling the plants in the area. They did another test in another section of Melissa plants where 2 women were arguing and swearing at each other beside the plants. They harvested and distilled the plants. What they found is that the Melissa plants that were harvested and distilled with 2 women praising each other produced much more oil than the batch with 2 women arguing and swearing. That is why Young Living field workers are not allowed to go in the field if they are angry or use foul language.

 

Now, stop and think about your Young Living Business. If water and plants can be affected by our words and emotions, can you see how important it is to approach our business tasks every day with a powerful positive energy?

 

Knowing how powerful our thoughts and words are, you can see why it is a good idea to repeat affirmations. We attract what we are speaking and thinking about on a regular basis. When enough of these thoughts come together, the vibrations become heavier. Like energies (thoughts) attract to each other. This is called the law of attraction. Like attracts Like.

 

Remember this also works not only for the good thoughts but for bad thoughts, such as fear or lack. So, if you intend on attracting an abundantly growing Young Living business, you want to focus on what that looks like for you. You will attract what you think about.

 

Affirmations are a good way to help refocus your thoughts and intentions but affirmations Tapping is even more powerful. Take any affirmation you choose and tap through the EFT points while you are speaking or thinking. Add one of Young Living’s essential oils to your fingertips before tapping and you add even more power to your affirmation tapping sessions. Young Living has several blends for emotions which are amazing for EFT tapping. Abundance oil blend is one example.

 

Young Living Abundance Oil for Affirmation Tapping

 

 

Click here for more on Law of Attraction and EFT for Network Marketers

 

Here we are again starting another December. This is my 21st December with Young Living Essential Oils. Very early in my career I saw the need to keep momentum going through the months that most people let their business activity slow down or even come to a complete halt. One of the biggest times some go inactive is through the holiday season.


Slowing down your business activity during ANY season is a HUGE mistake.


    1. Smart, business builders know that December is actually the month you should be picking up the pace and getting ready for the best time of the year for business.


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    This is the time many are thinking about increasing their income and are making goals for the new year. This actually starts on the 26th of December but January is a HUGE month for attracting new distributors. People go online and start searching for business opportunities. This is another reason you are insane if you aren’t learning how to improve your online marketing skills.


    2. While so many network marketers are snoozing in their business, it is much easier for you to get noticed, especially if you have been learning attraction marketing skills.


    3. Most people are more involved with social events and getting together with friends and family. This can present all kinds of opportunities to share your products or the business. Use Young Living products in front of people. Listen to what people are saying. Share your peppermint or DiGize after a big meal, Share a mood uplifting oil. Pay attention to the many openings for a conversation. Strategically Place Productsaround where guests will see them and USE Young Living products in front of people to stir interest and questions. Be prepared to share information.



If you slow down or stop business activities for large blocks of time, you backslide. If you are serious about building a successful network marketing business, you will be consistently working through ALL months. This is the way we make progress. Some months we make small steps forward and some we make large leaps.

I always liked this article by John H. Kirk. I have had it in my files for years and shared it with many. It addresses an issue that is common with many network marketing (MLM) distributors. Sadly we see it among many distributors who want to build a business with Young Living. There is a daily method of operation that ALL successful Young Living business builders do. The article below helps to get in the right mindset for that. ENJOY!


Do You Just Show Up At Your Job and Expect to Get Paid?


by John H. Kirk


A lot of people complain that they don’t make money in MLM. I often ask them if they do any follow up to their downline. In most cases, they respond by saying that they don’t have the time and they don’t like talking to people on the phone. These are the people that just show up at their MLM job and expect to get paid. A few of them will luck out because their upline sponsor didn’t just show up, but the vast majority will not make any money. They will immediately start placing the blame on the program they are in. They will immediately say “this program doesn’t work”. WRONG! The reason they didn’t make any money was because THEY DIDN’T WORK!


MLM is different from most conventional jobs because each person is their own boss and each person sets their own hours. They also get to choose if they work or not. Unlike most regular jobs, there is no one to tell them that they have to be at work by 8:00 A.M and can’t quit until 5:00 P.M. They also know that there is a boss or supervisor watching them to see if they’re doing their work. If they don’t do their work, they will be fired from their job. In MLM, you don’t have that pressure of “do it or get fired”. However, you don’t have that salary cap you have on your regular job. Your income in MLM is only limited by the time and work that you put into it.


As a carpenter before I became involved in MLM, I knew that I couldn’t just show up and expect to get paid. I was an independent contractor and I got paid by how much work I did . . .
not to just show up. I had to invest in the tools of my trade, place advertising to get the jobs and spend countless hours of bidding on jobs that I may or may not get. This was time and money spent before I would ever see a dime! Once I received a job, I could only get paid for the work finished. This meant that my paycheck was directly connected to the amount of work I did. Do you know what would have happened if I had just showed up at the job site and did nothing? I had mt tools; had my job to do! Now all I had to do was sit there and wait for someone to pay me to do nothing! It doesn’t work that way and MLM is no different.


The MLM company provides you with the tools (camera ready materials). It provides you with the job (to build a marketing sales force . . . your downline). You have to not just show up! You must mail your circulars. You have to advertise your business to purchase my tools of the trade and place my advertising). This is where most people who fail in MLM stop. No wonder they don’t make money! They haven’t even bid on any jobs yet. The next step is to bid your jobs. This is done by following up with your downline and getting that commitment to work the program. Yes, you will get some “no thank you’s”. I know that I certainly did when I bid for my jobs in construction. On the average I had to bid 10 in order to get one! Now it’s time to go to work! This is where you get paid for your efforts! It’s now your job to stay in touch with the people who committed to you. You must help them go through the same process of getting their tools, placing their advertising and getting their bids (commitments) and getting them to repeat the process to their downline. This process does not stop. If you stopped going to work and doing the job you were hired for on your regular job . . . you wouldn’t have a job or a paycheck very long would you? Why do some people think that MLM is different. It’s not.


I hope that I have given each of you something to think about. In 99% of the cases, when a person blames a “program” or a “company” for his or her failure to make money in MLM . . . you can bet that they just showed up and expected to be paid.


John H. Kirk
Author

Young Living Business Goals and Resolutions
The time sure flies doesn’t it? Hard to believe it is the beginning of another new year. This is the time of year that people set new goals for the upcoming year. I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. People usually don’t take those seriously, however, I am a firm believer in setting goals and making action plans to achieve those goals.


Every year it is a good plan to look back at the previous year and think about different things that have happened up to this point. Reflecting on both the good things that happened and things that weren’t so good. Don’t spend much time on the things that weren’t so good but just enough time to take note of anything that you learned or ways you could get a better outcome.

Young Living Gratitude Essential Oil

Young Living Gratitude Essential Oil


Not only is it important to be regularly analyzing things and improving as we go, it is also important to express Gratitude and celebrate the successes of the previous year. Celebrating is really important because it sets a success energy that attracts more good things. I recommend you use Young Living Gratitude Essential Oil Blend while you are doing this. Gratitude oil has a very abundance attracting energy.


Three Reasons to Reflect on and Celebrate Success:


1. We train our subconscious to be aware and open to success and abundance.
2. We give our subconscious and conscious mind PROOF of our success and progress.
3. It builds self-esteem, confidence and belief in our abilities.


Some things to include in your reflection:


Any successes large and small. Even the things you consider small. Some of these small successes are stepping stones to larger successes.


New things you learned – This is a huge one that people often forget to include. Reflect on all the training you have taken, books you have read, videos & audios and live events you have attended, anything that has been good for growth in your personal development or business skills. Really celebrate this one knowing that training and personal development is the biggest success secret of network marketing professionals who earn full time income.


Don’t forget the things you learned by trial and error. Like when you began learning to write a blog or make a video.


There are lots of things you can add to your list. I recommend writing down your reflections. If you have been following my training for any length of time, you should have this done from previous years and have saved them. If so, take out some of your past years reflections and look at the progress over the years. This is really fun.


Reflecting on the progress you have made builds confidence. When I look back on the early days, when I was afraid to step into the leadership role, I am amazed at how far I have come. Network Marketing is the best business for personal growth and with Young Living we have awesome essential oils that enhance progress in so many ways.


After you have finished reflecting on the previous year, you can make a plan of action for the upcoming year. What will you do to increase your business? How will you improve on your marketing skills and what will you do to implement. Think about where you want to be at the end of this year. Write that down. Then make a list of all the things you plan to do to get there.


Writing all of this down is very important. It helps you have a direction for the year. Keep a copy of both the reflecting of the previous year and the plan for next year. It is really empowering to look back at the things you have accomplished in the past and how far you have come, especially when you have the notes for several years. You can see your growth over the years which is such a confidence booster.


It is also good to reflect on your WHY. Why you are building this business.

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For more, read “How Strong is Your Why?


What is your daily routine like? It is a good idea to step back once in a while and think about what you are doing in your business. Are you really doing things that are productive? Things that actually produce INCOME. If you are like me, you started building your Young Living business because you love the products and you can see the potential income. Whether you want supplemental income or you want full time income, it is important to be doing income producing activities on a DAILY basis.

John C. Maxwell said, “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”


It takes consistent, persistent, DAILY work. If you actually intend to generate income, your daily work must be productive, income producing work. It is all too easy to get caught up in time wasting “busy work” that really doesn’t do anything to grow your Young Living business.


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Examples of busy work:

Constantly checking email.
Organizing your office.
Studying about the products.
Too much time on Facebook checking and updating your Facebook status.
Talking to the same prospects over and over instead of looking for new prospects.

All of these things are important but they must be focused. Checking email a couple times a day is important but not obsessively. Facebook is a powerful business tool but it can be easy to get drawn down a rabbit hole following links. Studying the products is important but it doesn’t generate income unless you are sharing the info with people.

Income producing activities:

Connecting with people in your daily life: Wear Abundance Oil in your diffuser jewelry
Always prepared with Young Living info to share
Your website and contact info should be on EVERYTHING you hand out.
Place online or offline ads
Write letters
Teaching oil classes
Inviting prospects to your oil classes
Business presentations: Host Webinars, Hangouts, or Use Facebook Live
Write a blog
Make videos
Following up on interest
Helping new members get started

Building Your List – This is an ongoing process. You should always work to grow your list. If you have a blog or a newsletter, you want to grow your list of subscribers. If you have a Facebook Business Page, and you should, you should be growing your list of followers. Your list is a powerful business asset. You must be regularly adding value to the people on your list. Whether email newsletter, snail mail, blog post or Facebook Page, share VALUE: oil tips, recipes and things they will benefit from. Not spamming with your signup link. Value posts will keep them coming back and eventually sign up. I have had people sign up after getting my newsletter for months or even years.

There are lots of income producing activities you can do every day. The important thing is to have a plan and focus on getting several top income producing activities done EVERY DAY.


How are you building your business? Most of us start out building our business around other things we are doing. That’s the way I started my Young Living career nearly 20 years ago. I saw the potential for working from home and freedom both time and financially.


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If you are like me, and had to start building your business around a job, you will need to build your Young Living business part time.


There is something very important you need to keep in mind. The way you approach your business will determine whether or not you are successful. There is a big difference between part time and spare time. If you are building your business in your spare time you will NOT be successful. It’s as simple as that.


When you build your business in spare time, you are putting it’s importance in last place. There will always be things that crowd out the daily tasks. Things just don’t get done. Maybe once in a while you dabble at your business but nothing that is consistent and making forward progress.


If you want to seriously earn an income in with your Young Living business, you MUST get rid of the SPARE TIME approach to building your business. The spare time marketer does the business once in a while when they have some extra time. A strong business is not built that way.


Building your business part time means that you have a schedule. When you have a part time job, you have certain hours you devote to your job. You show up and do the work on schedule. When you apply this principle to your business it becomes a serious, progressive business, even if you are working it part time in the beginning. If you stick with it and work part time instead of spare time, you will get there.


Newton’s First Law of Motion states, “An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion.”


Daily action is how a successful business grows, even if you have to work it part time. The daily action must be income producing action. Keep keep thinking in marketing mindset and have sharing materials with you at all times. Talk with people, use marketing materials, follow up on interest, then help your new distributors do the same. Make a plan and work your plan every day.


Jim Rohn said it best, “I am now working full time on my job and part time on my fortune.”



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We have all heard the expression, “You never get a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression!” This is really true when it comes to Social Media Marketing. Your cover photo is important but your personal photo is actually even more important.


Do you have your picture on your profile? You should have a personal photo of your smiling face. Large businesses can use their logo or some other image but you are not a large faceless corporation, you are a professional network marketer. As network marketers, our goal on Social Media is to connect and build relationships with people, then share our love of essential oils. We are also connecting with our team and helping them learn to do the same.
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You want to be approachable and real. Not a shadowy figure of mystery. You want people to feel they know and trust you. You can help express that with a nice photo head shot with your smiling face. A smile speaks volumes. Your personal profile picture should not be a picture of your kid, pet, your team logo, Young Living products, lavender fields or anything else. You can put those in your cover photo. That also will help people get to know a bit about you, but put it in the cover.


welcomingYou can have a picture of you WITH your pet. That works even better. I don’t know how many times I have had conversations with people about my parrot because I include him in my pictures. Barney has been very helpful in opening dialog with people some of whom, eventually became distributors in Young Living.


Think about the picture you use for your profile. It should be dignified but friendly and approachable. We are in a relationship building business. Your profile picture should be a head shot with your smiling face.


Another reason to consider your profile picture is that it appears in the News feed of your followers, posts on your page’s Timeline, replies in comments. As you spend more time making posts and commenting on other people’s posts, your face will become familiar to people you interact with on a regular basis.


“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” – Zig Ziglar


Put some thought into it and see what you can come up with that shows you care.


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One thing I have learned in over 20 years in the network marketing profession is that you need to have an ongoing program for personal development. There are many reasons this is important. In the beginning of your network marketing career you need to learn and build confidence.

The world is always changing. There are new tools, technologies and new things happening. You need to keep learning and applying the things you learned to your life and your business.

Another are that personal development helps is motivation. Whenever I feel unmotivated I like to put on an audio book and listen to some of pearls of wisdom. Jim Rohn has always been my favorite but there are lots of good, inspiring books and audios.

Here is a partial list of my favorite books and audios. I have many of these in both book and audio form. I recommend having books in tablet or Kindle for times when you are waiting. You should be able to find most of these books on Amazon.

Network Marketing
Go Pro – 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional, BY Eric Worre
The Four Year Career – Richard Bliss Brook
How to Build a Multilevel money machine – Randy Gage
Escape the Rat Race – Randy Gage
The Greatest Networker In The World – John Milton Fogg
Conversations with the Greatest Networker in the World – John Milton Fogg
Magnetic Sponsoring – Mike Dillard

Success and Motivation
The Art of Exceptional Living – Jim Rohn
Building Your Network Marketing Business – Jim Rohn
7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness – Jim Rohn
Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle – Jim Rohn
Mach II With Your Hair On Fire: The Art of Vision & Self Motivation – Richard Bliss Brook
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – Dr. Joseph Murphy
Rhinoceros Success – Scott Alexander
Advanced Rhinocerology – Scott Alexander
The Magic of Believing by Claude Bristol
The Psychology of Selling – Brian Tracy
Goals! – Brian Tracy
Feel the fear and do it anyway – Susan Jeffers
FIRE UP! – Jan Ruhe
Unlimited Power – Anthony Robbins
Giant Steps – Anthony Robbins
Awaken the Giant Within – Anthony Robbins
See You at the Top – Zig Ziglar
Over the Top – Zig Ziglar
Selling 101 – Zig Ziglar
Zig Ziglar’s Secrets of Closing the Sale – Zig Ziglar
5 Steps To Successful Selling – Zig Ziglar
Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself & Others – Zig Ziglar
How To Win Friends And Influence People – Dale Carnegie
The Leader in You – Dale Carnegie
Leadership 101 – John C. Maxwell
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
Principle Centered Leadership – Stephen R. Covey

Law of Attraction
Think & Grow Rich – Napolean Hill
Attracting Abundance eBook – Carol Look
Prosperity Mind – Randy Gage
Law of Attraction – Michael Losier (book and courses) The courses are AWESOME!
Secrets of A Millionaire Mind – T. Harv Eker
Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
You’ll See It When You Believe It – Wayne W. Dyer
The Power of Intention – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
As A Man Thinketh – by James Allen
The Magic Of Thinking Big – by David Schwartz


“You can cut down a tree with a hammer, but it takes about 30 days. If you trade the hammer for an ax, you can cut it down in about 30 minutes. The difference between 30 days and 30 minutes is skills.” – Jim Rohn


Leaders are readers and readers are earners. Even distributors who are already very successful still continue to read books, listen to audios, take online training courses and go to seminars and workshops to sharpen their skills. If you would like a full time income in Young Living, you need to think and act like a professional. Professionals are always sharpening their skills. Are you sharpening yours?


In the beginning network marketing can feel a little out of your comfort zone. If you spend a little time every day reading and listening to audios. Your comfort zone will expand. Attend events, seminars and workshops and you will sharpen your skills even more.


One way to sharpen your skills is to hang around people who are successful in the business. Observe what they do. Listen when they speak. Follow them on Facebook and other social media and observe how they connect with people. Pay attention. You can learn a lot from other leaders in Young Living.


Keep up with things that are going on in the company and with anything that affects your business. It’s no different than any other profession like accountants, lawyers, people in the medical profession, hair stylists, etc. You have to keep up with any changes going on. There are always changes. There are new ways to market and promote your business. Eighteen years ago, when I began building my Young Living business, we did not use social media. Today it is a big part of both business building and training downline. Times change.


Have fun learning, growing and sharpening your network marketing skills.