This week I “graduated” from Ray Higdon’s Top Earner Success School. What that means to me is that it is an important milestone in my self-directed education in understanding an industry that before last summer I was still pretty ignorant about. I’d like to write more about this course in later posts but I wanted to retrace how I ended up here to begin with.
SO HOW DID I GET INTO THIS?
Up until about last summer, I was another what I call an “MLM husband.” You know, one of those guys whose wife was involved in a home business but I didn’t really understand much about the business. My wife was really busy going to meetings, meeting new people and learning about various products and services that the group of people she was working with were promoting. The main thing for me was I just supported her in her idea to help build another income source for our family. It didn’t altogether make sense to me, but it was one of those things that I as a husband decided to overlook and just be supportive.
Although I got the basic gist of what her business was about, the real meat of what she was being taught, quite frankly, went over my head. The leaders of the team she was working with would have loads to say and share with others, but it was almost entirely not understood by me. One of the biggest reasons was lessons were being taught in Mandarin, and I do not understand the language well enough and let it go except for the common interests in health and nutrition my wife and I had. The business side of what she was being taught, or perhaps, how she was being taught, didn’t capture me.
In general, I let me wife run her own business, and remained as supportive as possible as she often needed to leave the house to do whatever she was doing. She had been at home with the kids for so long, I figure I owed her that freedom to go out and do something on her own.
Being involved in health and medicine as Licensed Acupuncturist, I found many things in her education and what she was sharing with others to be consistent with what I was doing, so this connection had several benefits. This was the first angle I saw in how I could benefit in promoting my side business, becoming more knowledgeable in applied clinical nutrition.
In May of 2013 as part of my personal development self-education, I listened to Michael Hyatt speak about reasons to start a blog. Seeing the value of acting before you are ready, I started BestBuckBuck.com with essentially no training on creating a blog and began the process of promoting myself online. BestBuckBuck has since evolved into a health and detoxification specific blog.
Over the summer of 2013, I needed to start studying the industry my wife was involved in. I picked up a tip from Ray Higdon, this guy who seemed to pop up everywhere on You-Tube when it comes to network marketing, to read some recommended books. I ordered one of his courses that covered some basics of network marketing and blogging.
Up to that point I was studying Jim Rohn but initially it was not for the business or network marketing, but rather for the personal philosophy that he teaches through is video and audio collections. Ray looked like a good teacher to start learning the nuances of today’s ever evolving network marketing world and seemed to connect with me on a personal level through his online presence.
Even though I started studying Ray’s courses, the ah-ha moment didn’t occur until I was in Las Vegas at my wife’s big team meeting in August 2013. Keep in mind all of big group meetings were in Mandarin and everything I heard had to be done through a translator. It wasn’t really cutting it for me.
What did work was the book I brought along to read that was recommended by Ray, and that was Mark Yarnell’s “Your First Year in Network Marketing.” As I read through this book, that’s when the reality of network marketing and the possibilities dawned on me.
That’s enough for now, I’ve run out of time to write and I am pressure testing your attention span… I’ll continue this story later.
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