Peak Performance Habits - Jackie Ulmer

Network Marketing - a fabulous opportunity when done right; nightmare on steroids when done wrong.

How some network marketers are blowing it for themselves and the profession of Network Marketing by what they say, how they act, and show up on Social Media.

And, to be sure, the FTC is not taking income or health claims made lightly. The smack down is happening.

If you've ever received a "Hey Gurl, love your look" DM, you know!

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I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.


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Does success comes from having self confidence? Or despite the fear and lack of confidence we often feel? What are our fears in putting ourselves out there in business? We struggle with feelings of not being good enough, concern over other people's opinions, comparanoia. 

What if we flipped the script on fears and processed our feelings to serve us?

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I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.


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We often think that the achievement of something will be fulfilling for us, but is it always the same? Do we sometimes pursue achievements and accomplishments with an almost addiction like frenzy? Do we take time to appreciate our accomplishments; live in the present and enjoy it? Or, do we stay future focused on that next goal; next rank advancement?

We'll cover how social media plays into this; measuring our B roll against everyone else's A roll, and watching some "influencer/celebrity" marriages fall apart after years of painting a glorious picture on Instagram.

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I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.

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Success leaves clues.

We don’t get our goals; we get our habits! What’s on the Calendar gets done; what isn’t doesn’t always!

What are your Priorities for this year? What things need to be Scheduled in that are non negotiable? What day/time will I block weekly for planning?

Business, Life, Fitness, Self Care - all of this work together to make you a Peak Performance Entrepreneur!

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I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.

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The 3  people in your network marketing business, and which one is most important. The COVID-19 pandemic, quarantined at home, has brought business to a standstill for some. There’s fear, anxiety and questioning about what’s going to come next.

Two people come to mind during crisis and economic slowdowns - Everybody and Nobody. But, somebody is there and ready to buy.

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I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.

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Fear is either a story from the past or something that has not happened, and probably won’t, projected into the future. Mindset mastery is the key to success in Network Marketing.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather action in spite of fear.

A daily thought download, and then looking at, analyzing and getting clear on what the absolute worst thing is that could happen. Could you survive it?

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How to build your brand through your social media content? It can be so much fun, and so rewarding, and successful to create your brand through your social media content.

I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.

We can get overwhelmed and consumed with the concept of what is a Brand? Your brand is just a compilation of who you are.

Do a personal inventory. What are your likes, interests, passions, mission work, what do you stand for, why are you in your business?

Ideas - military mom USMC; KETO, bulletproof coffee, Holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, I think Halloween, July 4 and memorial day

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Your Network Marketing success depends on your ability to position yourself in a way that creates interest. Success language allows you to share confidently what you do. From your network marketing business opportunity to the products and services that you offer, let's get your audience to lean in. No hype, no overselling.

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Today, with the Pandemic, Social Distancing, Shelter at Home and all types of concerns about being out in public, you must have a Social Selling content strategy to be in the game.

Most common - your status update - Facebook asks - What’s on your mind? Instagram calls them posts. LinkedIn - articles, posts, activity.

Text, images, micro blogs, videos, facebook live, instagram TV, Stories, Reels. Blog posts, Podcasts.

Video, is by FAR, the best.

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That one thing is RESISTANCE. Pay CLOSE attention to what you resist. It’s the path to growth and success. Discipline equals freedom. It’s part of the human experience to run into challenges, obstacles and procrastination. Focus on why and the how will show up, along with the motivation.

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What have you LONGED to start but haven't yet, because you have "failed ahead of time in your mind? Let's explore resistance


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If you're not consistently marketing your business, you don't HAVE a business. Join me for the content creation training and challenge in my facebook group -

We’re going to create a content plan and calendar for you to market with effectively. Authentic, Organic content marketing will ALWAYS outperform COLD PROSPECTING.

ORGANIC MARKETING is pull marketing and it draws people who are in a “purchasing mindset” to YOU. You are the HUNTED and not the hunter.

I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.


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What are the four agreements when it comes to network marketing an MLM Seaton we’re going to cover those on today’s video.


I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.



Let’s cover the Four Agreements as they relate to a Network Marketing, MLM  business. Have you read the best selling book by Don Miguel Ruiz “the Four Agreements?” When I read this book, I knew it was absolutely perfect for our profession of

Network Marketing.


Network Marketing and The Four Agreements


Agreement #1 Be impeccable with your word.


Agreement #2 Don’t take anything personally.


Agreement #3 Don’t make assumptions.


Agreement #4 Always do your best


Network Marketing Agreement #1


Be impeccable with your word. This incorporates a lot of different areas. Be impeccable to the commitment that you made to yourself. You’ve launched a business; you’ve made a commitment to yourself; even if it’s just subconsciously. You were excited, you have goals and dreams; you may have even told your family about it. You’ve spoken out into the universe, what your intentions are with your business.


Remain impeccable with your word. Understand that you may not get it right straight out of the gate; you may not be an overnight success. It may take you a couple of years to really learn your profession and develop your business skills to be successful.


But I want you to remain impeccable with your word. To yourself; and then impeccable with your word to other people. When you share this amazing opportunity and your products with others, don’t overhype things or oversell things. Truly be impeccable.


Network Marketing Agreement #2


Don’t take anything personally. That is another huge challenge for most people in network marketing, which is to take everything personally. In the beginning, we are so excited. We don’t understand why every single person doesn’t understand; get it and dive into the opportunity they have.


When somebody says no to buying our product or service, we feel rejected. When they say “no thank you; not interested” in the opportunity, we take it personally. Again, we feel rejected. We wonder if there’s something wrong with us. Is there something wrong with network marketing? Is there something wrong with the company or the product line? What is wrong with people who wouldn’t get this automatically? We do have a tendency to take way too much personally. We have to give people grace and space to make the decisions for themselves.


None of it has any reflection on you or the decision that you’ve made. So don’t quit; I want you to stick with it.


Network Marketing Agreement #3


Don’t make assumptions. Fits right in there with “don’t take anything personally.” We make assumptions, and often, one of the worst assumptions that we make in network marketing is that if somebody is interested, they will call us.


We sit around; wait; and we never invite them into the club. We never let them know that we truly are interested in partnering with them.


Don’t make assumptions or assume that they’re going to call you if they’re ready to buy or start the product or service. Or when they’re ready to join you in launching a business.  Make the assumption that they’re busy and you’re going to be the one inviting them to join you and create something great for themselves in Network Marketing.


Network Marketing Agreement #4


Always do your best. If you are being impeccable with your word; setting intentions; making a commitment to yourself in this business; honor those things and do your best every single day. Ask yourself “how am I fulfilling the three things that we do in this business?”


How am I meeting new people?


How am I sharing with them what I do in a way that isn’t hype or salesy.


How am I making an offer to them if the timing is right?


Always do your best. At the beginning of the day, I set intentions as to what I’m going to accomplish that day in my business. At the end of the day, I like to check every single one of those boxes off as accomplished; goal completed; I have done my best.



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Hey Champs, join me for a Content Creation Training and Challenge. Join me in my Facebook Group

and, get the handout and details on the webinar training

We'll cover themes and what to create for an ongoing strategy of online marketing success.

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Mark Yarnell, a legend among network marketers. Bringing back my 2014 interview with him. He built six and seven figure empires in Network Marketing 3 different times. 

Pay attention to what he shares about "Impression Management" and worrying too much about Other People's Opinions. 

I used to listen to Mark Yarnell’s training CDS on my portable CD player at the gym. I am dating us both here, and I am sure they were on cassette before that.


I have learned a lot from him about Network Marketing over the years and because I have listened to him so intently in my ear buds, I really felt like I know him.


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Are Facebook groups really still in effective way to build your tribe develop those clients good that sales team in your network marketing business.


I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.


The answer is absolutely yes! Facebook groups are still an amazingly effective way to build your network marketing business when you know how to do it effectively.


First and foremost, the last thing you wanna do is be Sales mode, full of hype or become known as one of “those people” to avoid in those groups. You know exactly what I’m talking about.


There is a tendency with Facebook groups to jump on all the Direct Sales, network marketing, promote your business type of groups.


But why? Is that really where your ideal client hangs out?  These are filled with other direct sales people and other network marketers posting their opportunity and hoping you will click.


Most of the people who are posting it in those groups aren’t looking for a new business. They’re just posting and sharing their business out there, like you.



Are they really your ideal client? We know that somebody who has been open to or in network marketing or Direct Sales in the past, might be perfect again for a new better opportunity . But it’s not the best place.


I’m a network marketing business coach and I could teach them the skills to pay the bills and teach them how to correct some of the mistakes they are making!


Always use a curiosity approach in everything that you do, especially in social media.


We have this tendency to want to “spray and pray” posting ads and “join my company, join my team!”


Here is how to effectively work your Facebook Groups.  Find 3 to 5 groups, and ultimately building your own VIP, customer or educational group.


Show up consistently, post, share and comment and create awareness.


Don’t just share a bunch of crap about your business, or your business link. Avoid “Ask” posts, when the poster says “I’m really looking for a business. I don’t really know what I wanna do, does anybody have any good ideas?” Then 283 comments show up and it’s everybody sharing the link to their company sign up or  join page in their company page.


Instead, turn it around, ask them questions about themselves and what they are specifically looking for.  In 1999, social media didn’t even exist. We had message and discussion boards. I would show up consistently, every single day and shared content.  I answered questions. I never shared my link. I never mentioned my business.  I would only talk about it in the very generic terms. I wanted to people to come to me. And, they did.


I was looking to be the hunted, not the hunter. I want people coming to me and asking me to know more about my business. 


Then I could take it off line to my blog or site, a phone call, and get to know the person


It worked like gangbusters for me; I built a million dollar business, sold products and services in over 40 countries and I did all of it without feeling like I was full of hype or sales.


I wasn’t annoying my family and friends. I was just there consistently with a very clear content strategy; a marketing calendar, knowing the content that I was going to share. And, answering questions. I also started conversations but I started them around my content calendar which was geared to ask questions to create conversation and curiosity.


So, get into some groups and get busy!


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How important is it to take the time to identify who your ideal client - your ideal customer, ideal team partner and ideal referral partner is in your network marketing business?


I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.


W have this philosophy in network marketing that everybody would be perfect for our product or service; everybody would be right for a Network Marketing opportunity.


When we speak to everybody we speak to nobody. I just received one of those bogus junk texts this afternoon, guaranteeing me that I could lose 82 pounds within a certain time. And I thought “they must be targeting everybody because I clearly can’t even imagine losing 80 pounds.”


We live in a world of social selling, using the tools of social media. We live in a world that thrives on content. Online and offline. As you build rapport and share with them what it is that you do; what it is that you sell; the solution that you provide, that’s content.


We like to think of content in terms of videos just like this one or a blog post or a webinar; a podcast; images we share; in a Facebook group where we go live; different things like that are all pieces of content.


The spoken word is also content so the idea is to take the off-line world and re-create it in the online environment. We want to make sure that we are speaking our ideal client’s language; that we are speaking to them directly. Speaking to the challenges that they have.


That’s how you capture your ideal client and your tribe on social media. You capture them with this philosophy. If you understand how social media algorithms work, let’s take a weight loss product.


People who are your potential ideal client are already in weight loss groups, like Keto and Paleo groups; intermittent fasting groups; they’re in all different types of groups that focus on weight loss, healthy living.


Shedding pounds, fat loss - think of all the different terms that relate. Do a thought download on every term that you can think of that somebody might be using if they wanted to research and gain knowledge on how to lose the weight.


You’re going to create your content based around those keywords and based around that search strategy and the solution that your ideal client is looking for.


The reality of it is - they’re not looking to lose 35 pounds; they are wanting to look fantastic at the high school reunion that’s coming up next summer!


So you want to paint a picture of the result that they’re going to have. To wow their friends when they walk into the high school reunion, looking absolutely their best!


35 pounds is nothing but a number; a number on the scale. It tells them something but it doesn’t paint a vision of what it is that they can expect by working with you.


Painting that vision is so very important so that you get them to lean in; and you attract the algorithm that you’re looking to on social media. Social media, then, begins to work for you by putting your content out in front of the people they feel it would best be suited for.


Keep that in mind and definitely take the time to sit down and write out who your ideal client is,  what the biggest challenges are and the solution that you offer. Then build your content strategy on an ongoing basis around that.


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What are the three primary things that we need to focus on to move our network marketing business forward?


I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.


I want to talk to you about those three most important things that we do to be successful and move our network marketing business forward. It’s not setting goals, although those are important. It’s not watching a bunch of Facebook live videos, although those can be valuable.


The three primary things that we do in our network marketing business, or as a life coach, and many different types of businesses are”


We meet people


We share with them what it is that we do


We listen and learn from them and then if it’s right, because we have a solution to fill a challenge that they have, we make an offer.


The challenge so many people have is that they get distracted and they go in the sales mode instead of just very naturally, organically sharing benefits and see if there is a fit.


I have sold products and services in over 40 countries without ever leaving my home and use social media and the tools of the Internet, and I didn’t do it by just blasting people with a sales pitch.


If you’ll get very focused and very committed and set a goal; set an intention to meet a certain number of people each day, online or offline; engage in conversation to learn more about them and then to share with them what it is that you do, you will thrive.


You want to communicate with them in a way that automatically reveals to them how and why do you have the solution to the challenge that they have.


Then you’re going to have a lot higher chance of actually sponsoring them into your business or selling them your product or service.


It’s a beautiful way to grow a Network Marketing business.


The business question that everybody has on their mind in the beginning, if they’re looking for a business or even looking for a product, what they want to know is “what’s in it for me?”


And should they choose to join your business, they want to know what’s going to be expected of them to sell and build,


When you go into sales mode; when you start posting nothing but sales videos and sales promotional type things on your Facebook pages or on Instagram, or all you’re doing is saying “join my team”, they are thinking to themselves, even if it’s subconsciously “That’s what they’re going to teach me to do should I join them in the business.”


And most people like to stay pretty low-key on social media, you may know this yourself, and chances are you feel the same way.


Master the skills to learn very naturally, organically who your ideal client is; know how to speak their language and your network marketing business will thrive.


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Ever wondered how some people get referrals in network marketing?


I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.


Let’s talk about how to build a referral base of people who may not use your network marketing  products and services; may not be on your team; but who could become one of those great referral ambassadors for you.


Not everyone’s going to say yes your network marketing business. Or products. What they might say yes to is becoming one of your best brand ambassadors or referral partners for your network marketing  products and business. As you begin doing those three things that we do in network marketing:


Meet people.

Share with them what you do.

Then make an offer.


As you work to build a network marketing referral base, you want to develop the skill set and the language to know the right people to talk to to ask them who they might know who would be perfect for your product and ultimately who they might know would be perfect for your business opportunity.


We have two opportunities in network marketing - products and the business. Keep them separate to begin with.


Let’s say for instance you’re in health and wellness. Who do you know in Health and Wellness who might be a great referral for you? Somebody like a chiropractor; holistic health providers;  massage therapists.


Think of those you know who sell life insurance or health insurance.


It’s been said, for instance, that CBD oil can help with anxiety. It’s also been said that it can help with issues around stopping smoking. So if you are with a CBD company, speaking with someone who sells health insurance and sharing what you do could be helpful. They may want to refer some of their clients who smoke, to you, because once they quit smoking, they can often get a discount on or a lower cost for their health insurance.


If you sell great skin care you might find that aestheticians, hairstylists and salon owners could become great referral partners for you.


They may not want to market the products themselves for a number reasons. But they might be willing to give you a great referral, especially if you’re a client of theirs, too


I like to do business with people who do business with me as well. Well mutually beneficial for both of us.


I have great products; everything from follow-up systems to my group and one to one coaching. I want to buy from those people who invested in me I want to return the investment of them


As you’re building your business don’t forget to ask for referrals. Make a list of those people who might be the most logical people to refer your products and business to.


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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:05am PST

I am Jackie Ulmer owner of and founder of the teaching you the skills to pay the bills in network marketing.


Today we’re going to deep dive into the topic “how to build a thriving successful network marketing and MLM business during times of crisis.” As I’m filming this, we are five months into the coronavirus, COVID-19, the pandemic of 2020.

Here is what I have done in past “tough times” to build my network marketing business.

I started my Network Marketing MLM business in 1994. I was a floundering representative for my company; couldn’t get out of my own way; or get over my own fears and inhibitions about what people might think about me in network marketing.

I was stubborn and persistent. In October 1999, I went to an Internet marketing seminar; took my MLM business online and have built using the internet for nearly 21 years. It changed everything.

2 years later, 9/11/01 came along and devastated our economy; changed up a lot of things. My husband is an airline pilot; took a serious 25% pay cut. We had just moved from Arizona to California; more than doubled our house payment; quadrupled our real estate taxes and basically doubled every possible bill that you can possibly think of.

I was working my business but honestly it was more of a hobby business at that point. I was a stay home mom building my MLM online. I had a system in place and I had some growth and some things were going on but I wasn’t making the type of income that I really needed to assist and sustain us with this 25% pay cut.

I still remember the day my husband and I sat out on our patio up in the beautiful mountains of Lake Arrowhead California…trying to figure out next steps.

We wrote out a budget (never were any good at sticking to it.) He looked at me and said “the way I see it we have three choices. I can’t fly anymore than I’m already flying. So the options are we can either sell the house and downsize; you can get a job; which neither of us wanted me to do as we wanted me to be there with the kids. Or, you can work your business and increase the income there.”

I had some decisions to make well. I absolutely loved my house and did not want to sell it. I did not want to go back to work. So the only remaining choice that I had was to really dig in to my business.

The same thing that’s happening right now - people are looking and are more receptive to network marketing and homebased business options. Probably more than ever before. We need to develop a success routine and the skills to get the business out there and attract people who are looking. Keyword searches are surging in Google right now around home based business, network marketing, work from home - so your goal is to get yourself out there.


I decided to get so committed you wouldn’t even recognize me. I put my blinders on; I put my ear muffs on and I made a decision to put my head down, my nose to the grind stone and work hard for the next year. I wasn’t going to look up or take a breath for an entire year. I wrote out my single daily actions; I wrote out a weekly action plan of what I was going to do. I was already online. Facebook didn’t exist; or any social media. I was writing articles; getting out in discussion forums and meeting people via the Internet.


I blocked time on my calendar to write one or two articles every single week and submit them to article sites. I added them to my website. Some of those articles still generate hits, leads and sales to my website now.


We still do the same things today. We shoot a video; share the concepts of success. We are in Facebook Groups. LinkedIn and Instagram. We get that content out there in the exact same way that I was doing it back in 2003 when I really dug in and decided to be the hero  of my family through my network marketing business.


So that’s what I did and I also engaged in active prospecting. I went back to every person I’ve ever talked to about a business and just said “hey I know it wasn’t right for you at the time but I’d love to share some things that have changed, some different concepts, if you might be open to it.” Still a large number of people said no but some of those people said “yes, I’ll take a look and from that some of those joined me in the business.”


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That’s my series of one-liners and quick little paragraphs that you can use to text; Facebook messenger; email; or you can call somebody and ask. It gives you some scripting of what to say that generates interest and especially how to go back to those people you have spoken with in the past and ways to open the conversation with people you have not yet spoken with yet.


Network Marketing thrives during down times because people are open and looking; people are hurting; people are sad; people are scared and desperate. People are looking for a solution; looking for you to be their hero. I went from making a couple thousand dollars a month to over $200,000 a year, just by literally doing the same things that I have done in the past but getting very intentional, very focused and having that action calendar.


That’s what I would encourage you to do for sure if you’d like to learn more about putting this together and having somebody help you somebody who is built that multi million dollar business I would love to be your coach and mentor you can join my private Facebook group by going to

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:09am PST

What are the facts that you should know if you’ve launched or are thinking of launching a business in the Network Marketing Profession.


I was recently in a Facebook group filled with women looking for a way to work from home; to be there with their children; to stave off some health concerns.


And, over and over again, many of these women would say - I DON’T WANT TO DO AN MLM OR NETWORK MARKETING STYLE OF BUSINESS MODEL.


Why? I wondered. I get it. I also thought. And, then had to ask -



Is network marketing a bad business model? Is there something inherently wrong in the structure and operation of MLM?


Or, is it something someone is doing that creates that thought?


If you’ve already launched a network marketing business, you may be having some doubts or some second thoughts. You may be hearing opinions of other people or reading some different things on the Internet that have you thinking is:


Is network marketing a Bad Business Model? Is MLM a Pyramid?


What would make something, including MLM really and truly a pyramid scheme; what things do I need to be aware of before I start in a business in the Network Marketing Profession.


I’m Jackie Ulmer, with over 26 years in the network marketing profession, and I understand these questions. I struggled with skepticism about network marketing and MLM in the very beginning; about the business model in general.


Not because I was educated about network marketing, but because I had heard some “things” that other people said that led me down that path of thinking that there was something wrong with the system of network marketing.


In fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Network marketing in and of itself is a beautiful business model and it can provide amazing things for you; provide an amazing income opportunity; that desired time freedom along with that financial freedom. There are tremendous growth and leadership opportunities.


The type of opportunities that many people don’t have access to in corporate America or the traditional working environment.


The challenge becomes that some of those in network marketing who lead us down the path of thinking it’s easier than it is. We hear “oh it’s so easy; we’re all going to get rich and “get” people into the business; we’re going to “convince” a few people to do this.


We hear a lot of things like that and those are the things inherently that ARE bad about some of the people who work in Network Marketing and MLM.


Nobody wants to be “gotten” into any kind of deal. Nobody wants to be convinced to do something.


I coach my clients on paying attention to what they say; what they hear people say; and using solid success language to create interest that doesn’t feel scammy or spammy.

We cover this in depth in the Street Smart Wealth Academy; you can go to to learn more.


We cover this in depth. We identify your ideal client; what it is that they’re absolutely looking for; what’s the greatest challenge or obstacle that they have and what is the solution that you offer.


We develop that in a way that we can position ourselves with good, interesting success language that creates an interest for those people who might be looking for what it is that you offer.


Remember in network marketing, we have two different offerings -We have our product or service; our program or offer that we sell;  and then, of course, we have the business opportunity itself.

Try not to mix these two things too much, in the beginning. Stay with the customer side, and talk about the product if that’s the path that you’re starting down. You’ll always have the opportunity to share the business side of it when the timing is right and presents itself.


Another thing I want to caution you about is language around  overcoming objections. Nobody wants to think that their objections are being “overcome.”


Instead, you want to be a good listener; listen to people objectively; listen to what that objection really is, and recognize it as an opportunity to serve and sell. So don’t run from objections. Don’t let objections be upsetting to you and don’t let it make you



The biggest thing for you to do is work hard to develop the business skills you need so that you can meet more people; build rapport with them and find out more about them. Listen intently and speak intuitively so that you can share with them what it is that you do and what the solution is that you provide to the challenge or the obstacle that they have.

Know how to position yourself out there with social media. It is such a great tool to do this because people are posting all the time about their problems or challenges; getting laid off from a job; taking a pay cut; being on unemployment - different things with the pandemic.


Listen and then develop that success language to position yourself and your offer to be something that really, truly creates that win-win.


When you operate your business that way, you very quickly see that nothing is inherently wrong or bad about Network Marketing or MLM.


In fact, it does become much easier; much more streamlined; much more elegant to build a business when you operate in this way.

Again, I am Jackie Ulmer; you can find me over at  to learn more about my coaching and how I can assist you in growing the dream business you desire. We are in a crazy, amazing time to build a successful business. I say crazy because in this Corona Virus COVID19 Pandemic, there is some bad stuff. And, there is also amazing opportunity when done right.


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