5.04.2006

April Accountability

CORE
-STP (qty, goal 10): 0
-Personal Use (scale of 1-10): 8
-Clients (qty, goal 10): 5
-Book reading (scale of 1-10): 2
-Tape/CD habit (scale of 1-10): 7
-Function attendance (scale of 1-10): 10
-Teachable (scale of 1-10): 6
-Accountable (scale of 1-10): 8
-CommuniKate (scale of 1-10): 9

Comments: Improvement in the client area (XS Energy drink is so easy to sell after giving a free sample), but I did poorly with business exposure otherwise. Still lacking in the book-reading area. Still only performing at a Prosumer level.
This is really frustrating to me, as I started the month with a high level of expectation.
Anoniwife is pregnant, which is of course fabulous news-- but the chaos wrought in the most basic elements of our daily schedule (eating, sleeping, housekeeping) due to morning all-day sickness and a hypersensitive nose has definitely been a challenge and a big eye-opener to just how poor my time-management skills are (not to mention an increased appreciation for what a great partner my wife is!)

I think time management is one of the key areas of discipline which keeps most IBOs from succeeding. I must overcome this.

Going forward, I will post my accountability weekly, only I'm going to change up the parameters a bit, more along the lines of the "Business Pulse" section of my last Financials posting.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Ty Tribble said...

What keeps people from signing up as IBO's if they really like the XS product?

3:59:00 PM  
Blogger truth said...

"Tape/CD habit"

You got that part right, they sure do want you to form a habit. You know what they say "Too much of anything can be bad for you."

7:36:00 AM  
Blogger anonibo said...

Ty,

When I don't have 10 clients (but still qualify for the 10 Client rule parameters) you get snarky about not having 10 total clients.

When I pick up a retail client specifically for my 10 Client parameters and profitability, you get snarky about why my retail clients aren't IBOs.

Man, I'm glad you're not my upline.

9:39:00 AM  
Blogger anonibo said...

"truth",

John C. Maxwell has always taught that a personal growth plan should involve listening to tapes/CDs on a regular basis.

John C. Maxwell is one of Amazon's top 25 selling authors, counsels professional athletes and fortune 500 executives (and they find his advice valuable enough to pay several thousand per session to be counseled by him.)

Tell me what you have going for you that I should listen to you over John C. Maxwell regarding a personal growth plan?

Please illuminate me, oh wise one.

9:44:00 AM  
Blogger kingmedia said...

the only thing that keeps the people from signing up is themselves. Just because they like to use one item from a company does not automatically mean that they will start doing business on behalf of that company regardless of who the company is.

8:26:00 AM  
Blogger Ty Tribble said...

Anon,

I was not trying to be "snarky" and if I came off that way, I am truly sorry.

I am trying to understand why a person wouldn't want to sign up as an IBO if they have a good expereince with the XS product.

I always thought that Ron Puryear taught upgrading your clients to IBO's and I am just trying to figure out if their is a process in place to do that.

For example:

You give a sample of XS to someone and they like it.

Do you ask them if they know anyone else who would enjoy the product?

Do you tell them that if they share the product with others, the could make some additional income?

I think that part of the problem in the networking industry is that people are always out looking for the plan showing all-star, forgetting about the person that could lead them to two dozen people that do 50-100 product volume each because they simply like the product you offer.

10:16:00 AM  
Blogger anonibo said...

Thanks for clarifying Ty.

So, for this new client, they are a very busy active person who is into about half a dozen sporting activities on a regular basis and already own a part time business on the side of their job.
I gave them a sample of the root beer flavor. They liked it enough to order a case at retail. I've mentioned to them that I know they know a lot of active people who might benefit from my sports nutrition line and that there is income potential, referral fees, etc. available to them if they choose to go that way-- but this is their first purchase.
I haven't pushed it beyond that, because I'm pretty confident that their experience with XS will be like mine and it will be a natural progression from there.
Ron Puryear does teach about converting clients to Prosumers and Prosumers to IBOs, but he didn't say to do it on the first purchase.
I think this person will make either a fabulous referral source or an IBO, but I'm not in a hurry to push the relationship based on my needs over theirs, and the retail margin on a case of XS is decent profit in the mean time.

I do have a client who has become a good friend of my wife and I over time (we have each over for dinner from time to time, etc.) and they originally just ordered 1 box of dishwasher detergent.

I dropped off samples of 2 XS flavors free with the detergent and now they order about 1/2 of the XS sports nutrition line... they still haven't used up that box of dishwasher detergent.
We've talked to this client about buying wholesale & referring others, and they are considering it.

11:15:00 AM  
Blogger truth said...

What tapes does John recommend you listen to? If it is personal growth that you seek from the tapes then perhaps you would be better suited to choose your tapes rather then just get whatever happens to be on distro that particular week.

4:15:00 PM  
Blogger Ty Tribble said...

Good job with the retailing and keep up the good work with the site.

I have said it before, but I'll say it again.

The best pro-Quixtar blog on the net is right here.

8:23:00 PM  
Blogger anonibo said...

"truth",

I've never heard Dr. Maxwell specify which tapes/CDs he personally listens to, nor have I ever heard him recommend any specific tapes.

One can assume that it is up to the individual IBO to choose their personal growth plan materials.

I have, however, heard Dr. Maxwell praise World Wide Group leadership (and specifically Ron Puryear) as one of the best examples he's ever seen of a group which exemplifies the leadership and personal growth principles that he teaches in his books.

Since Dr. Maxwell's reputation and integrity is on the line for making such a statement, I will conclude that he is being sincere.
It should be noted that John Maxwell's presence at World Wide major functions does not incur an additional charge for IBOs, and since the Maxwell materials available for purchase at said functions are donated to the Goads without profit to John, and since he allows the Goads to undercut his own prices for the same materials by about 50%, it's difficult to find any ulterior motives in his support of the World Wide system.

Logically therefore, given Dr. Maxwell's advice to use tapes/CDs as well as a reading habit in a personal growth program, and given his statement that the World Wide Group exemplifies the leadership & personal growth principles he teaches, and given that the World Wide CDs provide those principles in conjunction with their application specifically in the business vehicle I am using, along with training on the tools I've chosen to take advantage of (such as the my.biz ecommerce solution) it makes sense for me personally to use World Wide as my personal growth material supplier.

Use of said materials are of course, completely optional. Personally, it's not worth the time that would be taken away from business exposure activities in order to hunt down other sources of personal development materials and filter their application to my chosen business vehicle and tools.
*shrug* Just seems like a lot of wheel reinventing to me.

Obviously there are IBOs who feel differently, such as Dave Robison. I respect their choice as well... after all, they are Independent Business Owners.

11:14:00 AM  
Blogger anonibo said...

Ty,

Once again I appreciate your kind words. :)

I still have a long way to go to reach my business and family goals, but this blog is making a difference in focusing my efforts towards them.

11:19:00 AM  

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