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Integrity, Honesty, and Self-Empowerment


 Posted 6 days ago More by Randy I.

SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment. I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates. The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment! Here is a snippet of the article by kschang : "MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit". What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers. Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales. During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist." https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time! Much Success to you!
SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment.

I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates.

The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment!

Here is a snippet of the article by kschang :

"MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit".

What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers.

Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales.

During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist."
toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join

Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time!

Much Success to you!
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Randy I.

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 Posted 6 days ago

Quite a nice piece Mr. Randy. Thanks for sharing.
Quite a nice piece Mr. Randy. Thanks for sharing.
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Alex E.

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 Posted 6 days ago

This should become a must read for all "TEAM LEADERS". Thanks Randy
This should become a must read for all "TEAM LEADERS".
Thanks Randy
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Christo V.

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 Posted 6 days ago

Kudos for this post, Randy :blush: Working this kind of business means working on ourselves every day - not only learning skills for doing this business, but improving ourself as person and Leader. I love this work because it brings us Freedom - not only financial freedom , but freedom to chose the way we work. It includes freedom to say no when I don't like something, to choose to think with my own head, to communicate about problems so they can be resolved. I consider freedom and integrity high connected. It is good to develop capacity to accept different opinions and different approaches, respecting others and their decisions, no matter of our rank. A healthy relationship between Team members means open communication, and ability to bring the problems out - on the light, so they can be resolved. Less ego and more honesty and integrity, assertive communication is certainly a way to go in between Team talk. Thank you for this posting :blush:
Kudos for this post, Randy

Working this kind of business means working on ourselves every day - not only learning skills for doing this business, but improving ourself as person and Leader.
I love this work because it brings us Freedom - not only financial freedom , but freedom to chose the way we work. It includes freedom to say no when I don't like something, to choose to think with my own head, to communicate about problems so they can be resolved. I consider freedom and integrity high connected.

It is good to develop capacity to accept different opinions and different approaches, respecting others and their decisions, no matter of our rank. A healthy relationship between Team members means open communication, and ability to bring the problems out - on the light, so they can be resolved.
Less ego and more honesty and integrity, assertive communication is certainly a way to go in between Team talk.
Thank you for this posting
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Tatjana G.

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 Posted 6 days ago, edited 6 days ago

Hi Randy, thank you for sharing to us this very interesting article. But SFI-lers are different! It is open to anybody - no matter if he has an first income or not. The crux is to continue as an independent individual and to strengthen the strengths - focus on yourself and you will see how far you can go. Don't think you aren't - you won't - you wouldn't - you can't. The opposite is better: I will - I would - I can and my followers can do the same. We have all the same talents when we entered this world as a baby. When done - we have improved much and we can improve every day. Best regards Friedrich Fritz
Hi Randy,

thank you for sharing to us this very interesting article. But SFI-lers are different!
It is open to anybody - no matter if he has an first income or not. The crux is to continue as an independent individual and to strengthen the strengths - focus on yourself and you will see how far you can go.

Don't think you aren't - you won't - you wouldn't - you can't.

The opposite is better: I will - I would - I can
and my followers can do the same.

We have all the same talents when we entered this world as a baby.

When done - we have improved much and we can improve every day.

Best regards
Friedrich Fritz
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Friedrich F.

Germany

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 Posted 6 days ago, edited 6 days ago More by Randy I.

[quote=1068788]Hi Randy, thank you for sharing to us this very interesting article. But SFI-lers are different! It is open to anybody - no matter if he has an first income or not. The crux is to continue as an independent individual and to strengthen the strengths - focus on yourself and you will see how far you can go. Don't think you aren't - you won't - you wouldn't - you can't. The opposite is better: I will - I would - I can and my followers can do the same. We have all the same talents when we entered this world as a baby. When done - we have improved much and we can improve every day.[/quote] You have missed my whole point! [b] "But SFI-lers are different! It is open to anybody - no matter if he has an first income or not."[/b] Of course it is! I have not said differently!!! Being "open" is not automatically equal to success. My point here, though, is that leaders that are task-masters are building a cult, not a team! TEACHING, not TELLING, is leadership that will lead to success!
Friedrich F. posted:
Hi Randy,

thank you for sharing to us this very interesting article. But SFI-lers are different!
It is open to anybody - no matter if he has an first income or not. The crux is to continue as an independent individual and to strengthen the strengths - focus on yourself and you will see how far you can go.

Don't think you aren't - you won't - you wouldn't - you can't.

The opposite is better: I will - I would - I can
and my followers can do the same.

We have all the same talents when we entered this world as a baby.

When done - we have improved much and we can improve every day.


You have missed my whole point!

"But SFI-lers are different! It is open to anybody - no matter if he has an first income or not."

Of course it is! I have not said differently!!! Being "open" is not automatically equal to success. My point here, though, is that leaders that are task-masters are building a cult, not a team! TEACHING, not TELLING, is leadership that will lead to success!
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Randy I.

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 Posted 6 days ago More by Ristica P.

[quote=1068670]SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment. I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates. The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment! Here is a snippet of the article by kschang : "MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit". What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers. Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales. During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist." https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time! Much Success to you![/quote] Mr. Randy's posting is not beneficial to SFI. Negativism expressed outside SFI has many followers inside SFI. SFI is not MLM ...... Respectfully, please accept my point of view ...... :innocent: :innocent: :innocent:
Randy I. posted:
SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment.

I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates.

The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment!

Here is a snippet of the article by kschang :

"MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit".

What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers.

Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales.

During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist."
toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join

Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time!

Much Success to you!



Mr. Randy's posting is not beneficial to SFI.
Negativism expressed outside SFI has many followers inside SFI.
SFI is not MLM ......
Respectfully, please accept my point of view ......

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Ristica P.

Romania

 
Posts: 428 | Followers: 129 | Joined SFI: Feb 4, 2014
Liked by Darko B.

 Posted 6 days ago, edited 6 days ago More by Randy I.

[quote=1068859][quote=1068670]SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment. I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates. The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment! Here is a snippet of the article by kschang : "MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit". What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers. Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales. During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist." https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time! Much Success to you![/quote] Mr. Randy's posting is not beneficial to SFI. Negativism expressed outside SFI has many followers inside SFI. SFI is not MLM ...... Respectfully, please accept my point of view ...... :innocent: :innocent: :innocent: [/quote] SFI IS a MLM, albeit it is a hybrid. This is NOT a negative post! This post is about becoming a LEADER not a weak follower. For the record... Multi-Level Marketing means that you can earn from multiple levels (generations) of persons in your group. That's exactly what SFI does via Matching VP so, yes, SFI is an MLM company. Yes, we have a emphasis on the affiliate sales aspect of our program, but that doesn't change the fact that we have a multi-level payout. And thank goodness for that! Indeed...because it's the most powerful form of marketing ever invented for the little guy (see this LaunchPad lesson). Anyone, by working smart and building a team, can become quite wealthy thanks to the potential exponential growth and leveraged income that is a natural element of the MLM business model. And, yes, it's 100% legal and has been 100% legal for nearly 70 years now. Embrace it and go make some money! What SFI is NOT is an illegal pyramid (the thing that most people confuse MLM with). See HERE. It's a shame that some people cannot recognize the clear difference between the two. ( Gery Carson) [url=https://www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?post_id=530341#post-530341]https://www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?post_id=530341#post-530341[/url]
Ristica P. posted:
Randy I. posted:
SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment.

I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates.

The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment!

Here is a snippet of the article by kschang :

"MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit".

What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers.

Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales.

During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist."
toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join

Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time!

Much Success to you!



Mr. Randy's posting is not beneficial to SFI.
Negativism expressed outside SFI has many followers inside SFI.
SFI is not MLM ......
Respectfully, please accept my point of view ......






SFI IS a MLM, albeit it is a hybrid. This is NOT a negative post! This post is about becoming a LEADER not a weak follower.

For the record...

Multi-Level Marketing means that you can earn from multiple levels (generations) of persons in your group. That's exactly what SFI does via Matching VP so, yes, SFI is an MLM company. Yes, we have a emphasis on the affiliate sales aspect of our program, but that doesn't change the fact that we have a multi-level payout.

And thank goodness for that! Indeed...because it's the most powerful form of marketing ever invented for the little guy (see this LaunchPad lesson). Anyone, by working smart and building a team, can become quite wealthy thanks to the potential exponential growth and leveraged income that is a natural element of the MLM business model. And, yes, it's 100% legal and has been 100% legal for nearly 70 years now. Embrace it and go make some money!

What SFI is NOT is an illegal pyramid (the thing that most people confuse MLM with). See HERE. It's a shame that some people cannot recognize the clear difference between the two.
( Gery Carson)
https://www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?post_id=530341#post-530341
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Randy I.

United States

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 Posted 6 days ago

Great post!
Great post!
Kevin M.

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Liked by Randy I. Darko B.

 Posted 6 days ago

[quote=1068859][quote=1068670]SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment. I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates. The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment! Here is a snippet of the article by kschang : "MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit". What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers. Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales. During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist." https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time! Much Success to you![/quote] Mr. Randy's posting is not beneficial to SFI. Negativism expressed outside SFI has many followers inside SFI. SFI is not MLM ...... Respectfully, please accept my point of view ...... :innocent: :innocent: :innocent: [/quote] I would love to know what you think is so negative about this post? I personally think Randy has a great point here. I believe it shows us a higher standard in recruiting that each team leader should strive for. Having a different point of view about a post is great. That is the reason we are all on the forum to begin with. To voice different opinions, and to learn from them. Rather than telling everyone how negative you feel Randy's post is, and denigrating it in this manner, why not tell us YOUR opinion, so that we can all learn and grow from it? Just my opinion. Y'all Stay Blessed Donald K.
Ristica P. posted:
Randy I. posted:
SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment.

I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates.

The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment!

Here is a snippet of the article by kschang :

"MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit".

What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers.

Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales.

During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist."
toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join

Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time!

Much Success to you!



Mr. Randy's posting is not beneficial to SFI.
Negativism expressed outside SFI has many followers inside SFI.
SFI is not MLM ......
Respectfully, please accept my point of view ......



I would love to know what you think is so negative about this post?
I personally think Randy has a great point here.
I believe it shows us a higher standard in recruiting that each team leader should strive for.

Having a different point of view about a post is great. That is the reason we are all on the forum to begin with. To voice different opinions, and to learn from them.
Rather than telling everyone how negative you feel Randy's post is, and denigrating it in this manner, why not tell us YOUR opinion, so that we can all learn and grow from it?

Just my opinion.
Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.
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 Posted 6 days ago More by Ristica P.

[quote=1068907][quote=1068859][quote=1068670]SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment. I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates. The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment! Here is a snippet of the article by kschang : "MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit". What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers. Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales. During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist." https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time! Much Success to you![/quote] Mr. Randy's posting is not beneficial to SFI. Negativism expressed outside SFI has many followers inside SFI. SFI is not MLM ...... Respectfully, please accept my point of view ...... :innocent: :innocent: :innocent: [/quote] I would love to know what you think is so negative about this post? I personally think Randy has a great point here. I believe it shows us a higher standard in recruiting that each team leader should strive for. Having a different point of view about a post is great. That is the reason we are all on the forum to begin with. To voice different opinions, and to learn from them. Rather than telling everyone how negative you feel Randy's post is, and denigrating it in this manner, why not tell us YOUR opinion, so that we can all learn and grow from it? Just my opinion. Y'all Stay Blessed Donald K. [/quote] Mlm network marketing is what is called multi level marketing.Mlm started with Amway years ago and now moved into the internet era.Network marketing is a business that markets a line of products or several lines of products through inpendent salespeople. An independent salesperson is recruited; she, in turn, recruits other people; these people recruit others, and so it goes. Each representative builds her own business with her recruits and their recruits under her, and she makes commission on the sales volume of her team. The people under the independent salesperson are called the downline. The potential for increasing the downline and earning money is exponential.The mlm network marketing is open to a lot of scams.MLM is the Last hope in America for the little person to learn how to make money and actually do it.There is millions of people today earning a full time income with part time work.The idea behind multi-level marketing (MLM) is simple. Imagine you have a product to sell. A common MLM product is some sort of panacea, such as a vitamin or mineral supplement. You could do what most businesses do: either sell it directly to consumers or find others who will buy your product from you and sell it to other people.This is not to say there is no benefit to MLM membership. You get certain tax write-offs. You get to buy products, some of which you will be happy with. You get to go to inspirational meetings, some of which will make you feel good. You may meet new friends and you may even make a few bucks.It may be true that millions of people are online now. However, it isn't true that all you have to do is send them an email and they are just sitting their eagerly awaiting to send you cash and join your downline or buy products from your online mall. In fact it is harder to get someone to buy on the Internet than in a normal business environment.Network Marketers all over the globe have lost thousands of dollars after throwing up a website, doing a little advertising and expecting huge profits to start rolling in.This is why you need to build a downline.This is one of the most fun and rewarding businesses today. To Build a downline will take a little time and effort.In your efforts to recruit others into your MLM business, you've probably encountered people who were rude to you and you've been rejected by friends, family and strangers more often than not. You've probably wondered what you could do differently, what else could you say, how could you get past that brick wall you keep running into?You can join a mlm downline club ,pay for a guaranteed downline,or you can buy mlm leads.A downline is a lot harder to build for mlm and takes work.Getting a downline for mlm is different than getting downlines for other programs.One way to build a downline for your mlm network marketing to cerate sales letters.Sales letters work the best for mlm.You can find samples of great sales letters all over the internet.You also need to make alliances for 4 reasons.They are 1) to generate awareness and develop targeted leads (internet traffic); 2) to expand your reach faster than you could alone; 3) to take advantage of the clout or customer base of another company (or another website); and 4) to distribute your products and services through another company (or website) to increase your sales and/or reduce your costs. In conclusion just with any business endeavor, it is the unique and creative ways that a business uses the tools available that determines its success. I challenge you to stretch your imagination. Try some new things. Refuse to view the internet primarily as a scientific, technology-driven tool, but instead strive to use the web in highly creative ways that set your company apart. Innovation and timing count for everything on the web.Recognize the importance of tracking, and make sure that you have a plan in place to track all of your future marketing activities. The simplest way to track is to ask each new customer where or how they found out about you. The importance of tracking, and make sure that you have a plan in place to track all of your future marketing activities. The simplest way to track is to ask each new customer where or how they found out about you.Please beware of the 7 common mistakes in mlm and they are 1.) Using "Institutional Advertising" Institutional advertising is advertising that does not focus on your prospects. Rather on you, your company, your pay plan, your products, your bonus pool, your packaging, or the sales people at the home office.Anything that does not focus solely on your prospect is institutional advertising. Think of Coke-A-Cola. That's institutional advertising. Their sole purpose is brand their name into your mind. That way when you get thirsty and want a soda, you buy a Coke.You must focus on your prospects ego and their desires. What they want takes priority over what you or the MLM company you're with wants. Tell them what's in it for them.Solution: Create
Donald K. posted:
Ristica P. posted:
Randy I. posted:
SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment.

I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates.

The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment!

Here is a snippet of the article by kschang :

"MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit".

What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers.

Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales.

During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist."
toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join

Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time!

Much Success to you!



Mr. Randy's posting is not beneficial to SFI.
Negativism expressed outside SFI has many followers inside SFI.
SFI is not MLM ......
Respectfully, please accept my point of view ......



I would love to know what you think is so negative about this post?
I personally think Randy has a great point here.
I believe it shows us a higher standard in recruiting that each team leader should strive for.

Having a different point of view about a post is great. That is the reason we are all on the forum to begin with. To voice different opinions, and to learn from them.
Rather than telling everyone how negative you feel Randy's post is, and denigrating it in this manner, why not tell us YOUR opinion, so that we can all learn and grow from it?

Just my opinion.
Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.


Mlm network marketing is what is called multi level marketing.Mlm started with Amway years ago and now moved into the internet era.Network marketing is a business that markets a line of products or several lines of products through inpendent salespeople. An independent salesperson is recruited; she, in turn, recruits other people; these people recruit others, and so it goes. Each representative builds her own business with her recruits and their recruits under her, and she makes commission on the sales volume of her team. The people under the independent salesperson are called the downline.

The potential for increasing the downline and earning money is exponential.The mlm network marketing is open to a lot of scams.MLM is the Last hope in America for the little person to learn how to make money and actually do it.There is millions of people today earning a full time income with part time work.The idea behind multi-level marketing (MLM) is simple. Imagine you have a product to sell. A common MLM product is some sort of panacea, such as a vitamin or mineral supplement. You could do what most businesses do: either sell it directly to consumers or find others who will buy your product from you and sell it to other people.This is not to say there is no benefit to MLM membership. You get certain tax write-offs. You get to buy products, some of which you will be happy with. You get to go to inspirational meetings, some of which will make you feel good. You may meet new friends and you may even make a few bucks.It may be true that millions of people are online now.

However, it isn't true that all you have to do is send them an email and they are just sitting their eagerly awaiting to send you cash and join your downline or buy products from your online mall. In fact it is harder to get someone to buy on the Internet than in a normal business environment.Network Marketers all over the globe have lost thousands of dollars after throwing up a website, doing a little advertising and expecting huge profits to start rolling in.This is why you need to build a downline.This is one of the most fun and rewarding businesses today.

To Build a downline will take a little time and effort.In your efforts to recruit others into your MLM business, you've probably encountered people who were rude to you and you've been rejected by friends, family and strangers more often than not. You've probably wondered what you could do differently, what else could you say, how could you get past that brick wall you keep running into?You can join a mlm downline club ,pay for a guaranteed downline,or you can buy mlm leads.A downline is a lot harder to build for mlm and takes work.Getting a downline for mlm is different than getting downlines for other programs.One way to build a downline for your mlm network marketing to cerate sales letters.Sales letters work the best for mlm.You can find samples of great sales letters all over the internet.You also need to make alliances for 4 reasons.They are

1) to generate awareness and develop targeted leads (internet traffic);

2) to expand your reach faster than you could alone;

3) to take advantage of the clout or customer base of another company (or another website); and

4) to distribute your products and services through another company (or website) to increase your sales and/or reduce your costs.

In conclusion just with any business endeavor, it is the unique and creative ways that a business uses the tools available that determines its success. I challenge you to stretch your imagination. Try some new things.

Refuse to view the internet primarily as a scientific, technology-driven tool, but instead strive to use the web in highly creative ways that set your company apart. Innovation and timing count for everything on the web.Recognize the importance of tracking, and make sure that you have a plan in place to track all of your future marketing activities. The simplest way to track is to ask each new customer where or how they found out about you. The importance of tracking, and make sure that you have a plan in place to track all of your future marketing activities. The simplest way to track is to ask each new customer where or how they found out about you.Please beware of the 7 common mistakes in mlm and they are

1.) Using "Institutional Advertising"

Institutional advertising is advertising that does not focus on your prospects. Rather on you, your company, your pay plan, your products, your bonus pool, your packaging, or the sales people at the home office.Anything that does not focus solely on your prospect is institutional advertising. Think of Coke-A-Cola. That's institutional advertising. Their sole purpose is brand their name into your mind. That way when you get thirsty and want a soda, you buy a Coke.You must focus on your prospects ego and their desires. What they want takes priority over what you or the MLM company you're with wants. Tell them what's in it for them.Solution: Create
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Liked by Donald K.

 Posted 6 days ago More by Ristica P.

[quote=1068907][quote=1068859][quote=1068670]SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment. I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates. The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment! Here is a snippet of the article by kschang : "MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit". What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers. Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales. During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist." https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time! Much Success to you![/quote] Mr. Randy's posting is not beneficial to SFI. Negativism expressed outside SFI has many followers inside SFI. SFI is not MLM ...... Respectfully, please accept my point of view ...... :innocent: :innocent: :innocent: [/quote] I would love to know what you think is so negative about this post? I personally think Randy has a great point here. I believe it shows us a higher standard in recruiting that each team leader should strive for. Having a different point of view about a post is great. That is the reason we are all on the forum to begin with. To voice different opinions, and to learn from them. Rather than telling everyone how negative you feel Randy's post is, and denigrating it in this manner, why not tell us YOUR opinion, so that we can all learn and grow from it? Just my opinion. Y'all Stay Blessed Donald K. [/quote] Completing the answer, for Mr. Donald K. Multi-level marketing, abbreviated as MLM, also called pyramid selling,network marketing,and referral marketing, is a controversial marketing strategy for the sale of products and/or services where the revenue of the MLM company is derived from a non-salaried workforce (also called participants, and variously known as "salespeople", "distributors", "consultants", "promoters", "independent business owners", etc) selling the company's products/services, while the earnings of the participants is derived from a pyramid-shaped commission system.
Donald K. posted:
Ristica P. posted:
Randy I. posted:
SFI is a MLM/Affiliate Marketing Hybrid, taking the best of both worlds to produce a great online opportunity. SFI is based in integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment.

I recently saw an article which warned about some of the dangers of MLM, that could also apply to our hybrid. A warning that actually speaks to a segment of our Affiliates.

The purpose of this post is to call for a self-evaluation, and if applicable, a mindset "reset", in order to pursue this great opportunity with integrity, honesty, and self-empowerment!

Here is a snippet of the article by kschang :
"MLM reps will often market towards people who are desperate for more income, don't have enough savings, know nothing about owning a business or franchise, know only how to work as an employee (that is, by following orders), know nothing about selling, and want quick money with minimal work. These people will jump at a "money making opportunity" and will be easy to recruit, and might even score a few sales by pushing the "intro kit".

What aggressively-recruiting reps don't realize is that these "easy marks" would make very bad sales reps in general, and MLM reps in particular, because they can't sell. They sell the wrong things (recruitment instead of the product), at the wrong time or in the wrong situation, to the wrong people, and generally let their desperation show, driving away potential customers.

Furthermore, a "team" of easy marks often devolves into a personality cult, where the upline becomes a cult leader indoctrinating all downlines, and the desperate are eager to embrace a cult, because they need to follow a leader, having a E-quadrant ("Employee") personality (according to Robert Kiyosaki in the Cashflow Quadrant). This often leads to problems if the leader is not completely ethical. Like attracts like: these desperate people simply recruit more desperate people, none of whom actually know how to sell, and the team and its leader just go on recruiting more desperate people. This degeneration essentially turns an MLM into a pyramid scheme, with little if any sales.

During such a spiral, some of these leaders may order their downlines to ignore all criticism, all "negativity." No doubts concerning the MLM and its leader are allowed to exist."
toughnickel.com/self-employment/Network-Marketing-What-You-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Join

Be a Leader, not an employee, under the command of an upline "Leader" that wields power through a High Rank. Be your own person, have courage, integrity, and follow the guidelines set forth within the materials of SFI. A house built on a bad foundation (Leaders with no integrity) may stand for a while, but it will eventually crumble! A house built on a GOOD foundation (SFI) will last for a very long time!

Much Success to you!



Mr. Randy's posting is not beneficial to SFI.
Negativism expressed outside SFI has many followers inside SFI.
SFI is not MLM ......
Respectfully, please accept my point of view ......



I would love to know what you think is so negative about this post?
I personally think Randy has a great point here.
I believe it shows us a higher standard in recruiting that each team leader should strive for.

Having a different point of view about a post is great. That is the reason we are all on the forum to begin with. To voice different opinions, and to learn from them.
Rather than telling everyone how negative you feel Randy's post is, and denigrating it in this manner, why not tell us YOUR opinion, so that we can all learn and grow from it?

Just my opinion.
Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.


Completing the answer, for Mr. Donald K.

Multi-level marketing, abbreviated as MLM, also called pyramid selling,network marketing,and referral marketing, is a controversial marketing strategy for the sale of products and/or services where the revenue of the MLM company is derived from a non-salaried workforce (also called participants, and variously known as "salespeople", "distributors", "consultants", "promoters", "independent business owners", etc) selling the company's products/services, while the earnings of the participants is derived from a pyramid-shaped commission system.
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