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Secret to Expanding your Influence + Income

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Secret to Expanding your Influence + Income

Most of my readers are fellow network marketers, business coaches, or consultants. And you know the name of the game is Growing. Your. Network.

Lots of people following means lots of people purchasing your product or service.

And I'm NOT talking about marketing strategy today. If you don’t have *these 3 things* in place, it doesn’t matter what kind of marketing strategy you follow. You can’t expand your network without these things FIRST.

I work with a lot of people who are starting a new business for the first time ever. And they say, “Jasmin, the reason YOUR network marketing company has exploded is because you have a big network. How do I expand my own network?”

Growing your network takes time and consistency.

You have to be implementing these strategies every. single. day.

So let’s get started.

These are the 3 things you need to expand your influence:

 

 

#1. You need to know who you’re speaking with.

“You cannot be all things to all people. You are not a peanut butter jar.”

(Can I get an AMEN?!)

My unique niche started as mama runners. I started my business by teaching moms how to run postpartum. Now, my niche is completely different!  

You have unique skills. You offer specific programs. That means you only need to speak to your ideal client, the one type of person who you can serve.

When you try to speak to everyone, you actually speak to no one.

You need to POLARIZE.

When you hop on live video, people will either love what you say.. or not like it at all. But the ones who love your content will become long-time followers!

So tell me, WHO are you speaking to?

 

#2. You need to know what problem you’re trying to solve.

When you find your niche, you’ll start to realize that your ideal client has one core issue, a problem they want to solve.

What keeps your ideal client awake at night?

What’s the one thing stalling her success?

What might make her a happier human?

For example, now I work with entrepreneurs, usually young mothers who are not yet seeing success with their businesses. And generally they have one of two problems: (1) they’re consistent on social media, but they don’t yet have the business know-how to get clients; and (2) they’re not passionate about their business, and they just need their “thing.”

That’s why (1) I created an online business course for women, and (2) I partnered with a network marketing company that gives women the tools they need to succeed.

Now, let’s talk about you.

Tell me, why do you do what you do? What makes your product or service unique? How does it solve your ideal client’s problem?

And if you don’t know yet, have you taken the time to interview your ideal client? Have you done some market research (recently)?

 

#3. Now, show up with value.

You know your ideal client. You know the problem they want to solve. Now you need to serve your people.

If you only show up online to ask your followers to buy something from you, your likes and comments will start to dwindle.

Instead you need to build relationships with your people.

(And P.S. I’ve found that the shorter the post on social media, the better!)

So tell me, do you show up daily to give value to your people?

 

Now you know *the 3 things* that will help you build your network, expand your influence, and grow your income!

Tell me below which action you’re taking today.

 

xo

Jasmin

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My #1 Hack To Get New Customers

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My #1 Hack To Get New Customers

Do you want to learn the secret to generating your first 6-figures online?

During my previous three years in business, I have found this ONE incredibly effective way for women to make a Big Impact online - in a way that’s simple and seamless, that still allows us freedom and flexibility.

You’re busy wearing a lot of hats. You’re involved in your own family, your community, your church. You care about your family values and relationships. (Me too!)

I’m here to show you the way to grow an amazing online business that still allows you to be fully present in your home.

There was a time three years ago when I could not sell a $25 coaching package. I was a brand new mom, I had just quit my teaching job, and we had $70k in student loan debt - it was absolutely terrifying!

We had to figure out a way to ramp up our income quickly. We had to pay off our student loan debt and create financial stability to take care of our growing family.

That’s why I started my online business - but the first six months were really rough! I struggled to get customers and sell coaching packages (even $25 ones!).

I finally found the courage to hire a coach. I paid her a few thousand dollars to help me increase my online presence, up my marketing skills, and get customers online. She helped me implement the incredibly effective strategy that I continue to use now, the one that drives the majority of my sales.

Ninety-nine percent of my customers come through this ONE social media channel:

LIVESTREAMS

Now, I remember my first livestream, and it was terrible. This was when livestreams were done through Periscope (anyone else remember that?!), so I had all kinds of followers speaking different languages and saying things I didn’t understand!

It was terrifying, but I pressed “play” again and again. And as I learned from my failures on my very first livestreams, I started to pinpoint the formula that works best.

And as I implemented this formula, time and time again my livestream viewers converted into customers.

For my business specifically, this means multiple 6-figures of revenue comes from my livestream viewers who convert to consistent customers. That's how I get customers, again and again!

This is why I love this formula so much (and why I think it can work for you, too!): Right now our social media channels are pushing livestreams to the top of the newsfeed.

We’re talking about MORE visibility in LESS time.

When your viewers see you speak on live video, they see your energy, your passion, and your excitement. And that speaks to them more loudly than even your best written content.

Here’s the even better part: My Team has created a formula where we use my livestream content to create written content across platforms.

That means I can do one livestream and then create 1-2 blog posts, 1-2 email campaigns, and 3-5 social media posts. (Think about the time I’m saving!)

You’re a driven, motivated, ambitious mama and business owner, so I’ve got good news for you:

I can teach you this exact formula inside my new program, Livestream Academy!

I want you to experience ultimate impact with your online business. I want you to easily get new customers flocking to your brand. I want you to make an amazing income for your family. And I want you to have the freedom and flexibility you desire (because you deserve it).

I know you desire to reach more people to make a bigger difference. And I truly believe you can do that most effectively right now with livestream video.

I want to teach you HOW inside my 6-week mentorship program RIGHT NOW.

The amazing part is that we’re running this program LIVE so you can receive the best support. I will be helping you implement step-by-step strategies to feel more confident on your livestreams, to know what to say and how to pitch, to know how to draw people into watching your videos, and to create your own simplified system for content!

Livestream is an incredible way for you to reach more people and make a bigger impact (and make a greater income for your family).

Why does all of that matter to me?

Why does it matter to me that you have the know-how to generate greater income for your family? What does it matter to me that you can get new customers with ease? Why does empowering women in business matter to me? Why does your effectiveness in business matter to me?

Here’s the thing: I know you will most likely give 90 percent of your income back to things in the world that matter to you.

It’s been proven that women GIVE BACK most of their income to their churches and communities, worldwide. And what better way to make a difference in the world than to empower women like YOU to generate more income and more impact in the world!

I’m so excited for Livestream Academy to begin soon (program starts June 11, 2018).

Click here to see more details and to sign up.

See you inside,

Jasmin Niemiec

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How to increase productivity [with guest Emily Arger]

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How to increase productivity [with guest Emily Arger]

Today I’m excited to introduce one of my favorite clients, Emily Arger! (If you didn’t know this already, my first business love is coaching health and wellness professionals - and Emily is one of the greats!)

Emily is a pro with all things nutrition. She’s a Certified FASTer Way to Fat Loss Coach who’s helped women lose pounds with a simple nutrition-based lifestyle focused on Intermittent Fasting (IF). She runs 7-day, 10-day, and 3-week programs to help women safely and effectively implement IF into their daily lifestyles. (You can learn more about Emily right here!)


What is Intermittent Fasting?

Very simply, Intermittent Fasting is not a diet. Instead, it’s a change in your eating pattern.

The 16/8 fast (the one we’re talking about today) offers a great daily routine for mama entrepreneurs especially.

Watch, listen, or read as Emily offers 4 practical tips for how to implement Intermittent Fasting:

 

 

TIP #1. Choose your fasting window.

This timeframe has to be something that will work everyday (or at least most days). Generally I recommend the 16/8 window, meaning you’ll close the eating window around 7-8pm and fast until the following day around 11am-12pm.

Consider when you eat dinner. When you’re finished eating dinner, that’s when you’ll close the window and begin fasting. You’ll fast until bedtime (which should be easy if you’ve just eaten a big, healthy dinner!), through the night, and then until lunchtime the next day.

You’re only fasting for about eight waking hours. (It’s not as hard as you think!)

 

TIP #2. Do not combine IF with caloric restriction.

I’m passionate about thyroid and adrenal health (especially for new mamas!), which means I DON’T recommend restricting calories in combination with an IF eating pattern (remember this isn’t a “diet”).  

There’s right and wrong ways to do Intermittent Fasting.

Restricting your eating during your 8-hour window is the wrong way to get started. That could cause a lot of problems for your entire endocrine system, plus you might crash. Your body might not receive the macronutrients it needs to thrive.

NOTE: Yes, that requires some diligence from you! It can be helpful to work with a coach, because the methodology is specific. To begin, you can check out Emily’s FREE guide to Intermittent Fasting right here!

 

TIP #3. The best thing to do at the end of your fasting window is… Forget you fasted!

This is SO IMPORTANT, because you don’t want to “compensate” for the fasting hours or binge during the eating window (especially on junk).

Eat your first meal like an adult: You are calm and peaceful and confident. Eat a normal meal, and treat your body well as you enter these eight hours of nourishment.

 

TIP #4. Remain consistent (but remain flexible).  

Choose your 16/8 window and stick with it! Your body will adapt. The first few days might feel hard, but your body will adjust to this new schedule for eating.

BUT remain flexible. If you’re hunger during the fasting hours is unbearable, of course break your fast to eat something to nourish your body.

Consider, though, “What turned on that hunger signal?”

Did you simply drive past Starbucks mid-morning? Did you see your co-worker munching on chocolates? Did you smell something from the breakroom? Have you always had these “hunger cues” when you’re bored or upset? (Those are externals that SHOULD NOT break your fast in the future.)

OR

Did you have a super hard workout the day before? Is your body experiencing stressors that require more consistent nutrients? Is your body feeling “real hunger”? (Those are your body’s cues to break fast and eat.)

 

Intermittent Fasting will help you become better aware of your body. And it might take some time to figure out.

If you want more details about Intermittent Fasting, check out Emily’s FREE Guide to IF!

 

BONUS Q+A with Emily

QUESTION 1: Do your kids intermittent fast?

No - right now my kiddos are ages four and six. Their bodies are growing, and they require pretty consistent caloric intake! They don’t need to limit their eating window at all.

QUESTION 2 - How do you feel about IF and Carb Cycling together?

Carb Cycling still allows you to get all your macronutrients during the eating window. In my Faster Way to Fat Loss program, we do both (there are so many benefits with each!) - so I say YES.

Remember that this doesn’t cut calories. When you’re eating fewer carbs, you’re eating more fats and proteins (so you’re NOT restricting calories).

 

ONE LAST TAKEAWAY: As a woman, I hope that we can stop thinking about ourselves as “fat” and actually consider that fat is simply fuel! That’s what IF allows us to tap into - “extra fat” isn’t bad, it’s simply fuel for our busy lives.

Thanks for joining us today, Emily! Find more information about IF and coaching with Emily right here!

 

xo

Jasmin

P.S. Hop over to my Facebook page and subscribe to Live video updates for weekly inspiration and business advice.

 

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3 Steps to Handling Haters

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3 Steps to Handling Haters

This might ruffle some feathers. But I feel like I need to speak the truth.

This has been on my heart for the whole month, and actually, this is my “theme” moving forward. March has been a month of huge internal growth, for me at least, and this is my focus for the months ahead.

Full transparency: This has been one of my hardest months in business.

There’s been a lot of really good growth! But even good growing pains bring tough conversations and new considerations.  

Last year I partnered with a luxury hair care company. And as much as I love this partnership, as much as I love my team, the outside world doesn’t get it.

The outside world just. doesn’t. “get it.”

Even some of the influencers I follow have bashed my business model (and that of my girls).

And if I spend my time questioning, “What do people think of me?” or if I give space to the people who question how I run my business, my home, my life, or if I respond negatively to the people who don’t “get it”... What does that really do for me? Or for my girls?

Instead, I think this is an incredible opportunity for teaching and sharing my Truth.

I have a three-step process for how I respond to someone who has a different opinion (especially someone who’s bashing my own opinion).

I don’t want to simply say, “Haters gonna hate,” because sometimes even the things I don’t want to hear are the exact things I NEED to hear.

Instead, every time someone disagrees or explains their opinion counter to mine, I (try to) embrace the opportunity for growth (even though it stinks).

Now, sometimes these people are telling us exactly what we need to hear (even though it feels crappy), and other times these people are just being mean. We need to have a way to navigate the difference, and that’s what I’m talking about today!

This is my 3 Step process for when people start to question my business or lifestyle:

 

 

#1. Think (do not respond!) first.

Disagreement usually brings up some big emotions. You might start to feel insecure or frustrated or angry or hurt. That’s when you need to stop and think, “Why is this bothering me? What about this creates upset and insecurity?”

And here’s the kicker, “Is this actually true?”

I’m a fiery person, so my first response is often to fight. I want to fight whoever is hurting me, but moreso whoever is hurting my family, my friends, my clients. (And pssst, that’s not the correct response!)

Stop. Think first.

 

#2. Process what you’re feeling.

And this looks differently for everyone.

You might reach out for support. I typically ask my husband to help me work through thoughts and feelings, especially when I’m unsure.

You might need to remind yourself of your Truth. I find my Truth in the Bible, so when someone questions my parenting for example, I turn to the Bible and ask, “What does my Truth say about parenting?”

You might need to pray or meditate.

You might need to write.

You might need to exercise. My husband, Joe, likes to go for a run!

WISDOM COMES FROM A MULTITUDE OF COUNSELORS.

Find wisdom in more than one place. Consider your viewpoint. And then ask someone you trust for their viewpoint.

Don’t always think that your way is the only or best way.. But trust yourself first.

Let this be a positive experience! Remind yourself why you do what you do.

 

#3. Then, respond.

Sometimes responding looks like talking to this person one-on-one.

Sometimes this means hopping on live video and teaching your girls!

Sometimes this means letting go of this other person’s opinion (because maybe they’re just being mean, maybe it’s not about you).

My advice: Respond with love. Stand up for yourself, explain why you disagree. But also remember that what you think about your life/business/family is the main (only) opinion that matters.

 

xo

Jasmin

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How to Hit Your Sales Goals at End Of Month

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How to Hit Your Sales Goals at End Of Month

Today I’m talking about month-end goals (because I LOVE this time of the month!).

End of month (EOM) is crazy fun, especially for those of us in network marketing! That’s when we typically need to hit rank to see that cash flow.

And today I’m going to be completely transparent with you, because I want you to see the good, bad, easy, and hard.

Last month I had the goal to make $30,000 in team sales with my network marketing company. Instead, I hit $45,000 (woo!)! So this month I doubled my goal and planned to make $60,000 in team sales..

And I’m not even close!

But this is where I think it’s fun! I’ve got a lot of work to do, and today I’m giving YOU three hacks to help you hit your EOM goals. (These are things I’m doing right now, too!)

Which three things do you need to be doing to hit your big goals?

 

 

#1. Write down your goals and the actions you need to take, every day.

Take your goals from the subconscious to the conscious mind.

I write down my goals in the same journal every day, and I include some actions that need to happen before that goal can become my reality. (More than journaling, my teacher-self also uses a whiteboard to strategize goals with an action plan, too!)

For example, you might set numbers goals (“I want to have 10 people on my team by month-end”). Start by writing down your numbers now, then determine which actions you need to take to meet your goal by month-end.

P.S. If you lead a team (or if you’re in network marketing), write down your team’s goals and what you need to do to make those happen. How can you support your downline? Which actions do you need to take to help them?

#2. Attack your mindset.

Don’t lower the target when you feel discouraged. Instead, buckle down and get to work.

Every time I reach month-end, I start to question, “Is this actually going to happen? Can I do it?”

And once, I just gave up.. That’s the only month I’ve not reached my goal, because I gave into the discouragement and I gave up on my goal. (And you know what happened? I woke up sick the following morning!)

Put in the work at the end of the month, and enjoy a great start to the next month!

Here are a few things you can do:

✓ Anytime you have negative thoughts, encourage positive ones. Read or listen to professional development materials. You might listen to a podcast, watch live videos from your favorite mentors, or read a chapter of a book.

Don’t give your brain time to tell you anything bad! Invite the good.

✓ When you start to feel like everyone but you is succeeding, flip the switch! Start to think, “If she can do it, so can I!” Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 15.

You can do it, if you’re willing to work.

✓ When you start to feel like nobody is interested in what you have to offer, flip the switch! Start to think, “People are waiting for me to show up!”

It takes people 7-21 touchpoints with you before people Know-Like-Trust you and purchase from you.

Your main job is to show up: Hop on live video, post on social media, reach out to old leads.

#3. Lean in and show up boldly.

You need to race all the way to the end. You family needs you, your team needs you, your clients need you.

Show up and say, “I’m not quitting.” Get fired up.

You have to be willing to say that you believe in your product or service (in yourself).

So tell me, how will you reach your End Of Month goals this month?

xo

Jasmin

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A simple shift for when you're feeling discouraged

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A simple shift for when you're feeling discouraged

We’re reaching the middle of the month and the middle of Q1. Typically this is the point where most business owners have to make a big decision.

We start the month with big, ambitious goals. We’re excited about all the things we plan to tackle. And then life happens.

Full transparency: At least once per month (maybe twice), I come to my husband with huge feelings of discouragement.

This happens to all of us, whether our business is thriving or at a plateau.

Today I want to talk to you about how to work through the big shifts that inevitably happen.

 

 

My husband can tell you, too, when things are hard with my business (and sometimes with my kids), I’m not my same happy, bubbly self. That’s his first sign that something is up.

Sometimes I’m supporting women through their own growing pains. Sometimes my ladies try so hard to close deals, and then they face rejection. My job is to support these people (and so many of them!), and it can feel too overwhelming.

I start to question, “Am I doing the right thing?”

Joe experiences this kind of discouragement, too. He’s an elite runner, training for the Olympic trials. In the midst of Michigan winter, things can feel especially hard for Joe, because he’s training completely alone and in the harsh cold.

We both have these moments where things feel hard.

And when we come to each other for support, that’s exactly what we’re looking for: Support in community, support from someone we trust.

Joe helps me remember why I’m doing what I do and why it’s so important.

He points out why I love my work and why I care about my ladies. He reminds me of my Core Desired Feelings and the reasons I work so hard to reach my goals.

And this happens a few times per month!

After a long, hard day, we try to remember the vision, the one that extends past the end of that one hard day.

 

So shake it off. You know why you’re doing what you’re doing. And what you’re doing is good! Keep doing it. Tomorrow will be better.

 

On hard days, you might feel like it’s better to put the breaks on and stop what you’re doing. But I’m here to tell you to LEAN IN.

I believe that God takes us through trials to bring us to the next phase.

It’s like we’re climbing a mountain, and we’re at that point in the climb where the path feels too steep, the road feels too long, our breath feels too short. But once we get to the top of the mountain, the view will be beautiful!

(Or for Joe, we’re at Mile 20 in the marathon!)

Something amazing is ready to happen on the other side.

Leaning in looks like using negative energy to create something good. Sometimes that means talking with my girls on live video: If I’m having a hard time, someone else might be struggling, too, and I can turn my negative feelings into something positive.

Leaning in looks like talking to my husband. He helps ground my energy: He reminds me what I’m all about, he reminds me to keep moving toward something good.

There will always be growing pains. But how can we use these growing pains to help prepare us for what’s coming?

 

xo

Jasmin

 

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How to use Facebook Live to Grow Your Business

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How to use Facebook Live to Grow Your Business

I have grown an extremely successful business using Facebook Live.

But here’s a little secret: I used to be pretty bad at live video!

The first few times especially, Facebook live feels overwhelming. You’re trying to manage all the things that will make you successful, but it can feel like a mess!

But. I’m here to tell you: You can ROCK your Facebook Lives, if you focus on these five hacks!

 

 

#1: Craft a killer headline.

 

This will make or break you. The video’s title determines whether or not people even watch your video.

A Facebook Live title should catch people’s attention.

Here are some ideas:

  1. People are drawn to numbers. Consider making a list (i.e.Five ways to …, etc.).

  2. People are drawn to How To benefits. Consider talking about how you’ve accomplished something (How I grew my business by 100 percent last month, etc.).

  3. People will have objections. Consider talking about the benefits + objections (How to run a mlm without spamming your friends, How to lose weight without sacrificing your weekly donut, etc.).

  4. People are drawn in by their curiosity. Don’t tell your audience everything you’re going to say! Leave room for them to wonder what you’ll talk about.  

You have to give people a reason to watch.

TIP: If you’re struggling to come up with titles for your live videos, get some inspiration from magazine titles! Big name magazines spend thousands of dollars doing market research to figure out the buzzwords that will get their people to bite. Follow their lead! Utilize their paid-for research.

 

#2: Remember to intro your replay viewers.  

 

When you hit record, there’s about 5-10 seconds of awkwardness where you’re waiting for people to hop on live. Take this time to talk to your replay viewers! Thank them for re-watching or remind them to subscribe and receive updates every time you go live.  

Address your replay viewers right away to avoid those few seconds of awkward (and those few seconds where viewers might jump off!).

 

#3: Encourage people to engage.

 

You want your live videos to be a back-and-forth conversation. Encourage viewers to engage with you by commenting in response to your video.

This ensures that you’re building trust with your audience.

Plus, Facebook will push your video up in the newsfeed.

Facebook will favor the posts with more comments, because they want more engagement within their platform!

Here are some ideas:

Ask people to drop a 1,2,3 in the comments.

Ask people to comment with a specific emoji.

Ask people to answer your questions.

 

#4: Keep your videos short and sweet.

 

Your live videos should be about 10-15 minutes max.

(This is my biggest mistake! My videos are typically a half hour long…)

Give yourself 3-5 short-sweet-juicy main points, and move things along! Your viewers can justify a 10 minute video, but much more than that drops your number of viewers.

 

#5: Always end with a call-to-action.

 

If your viewers are going to listen to you for 10 minutes, they are choosing to build trust with you and your brand.

Tell them where they can find more from you. Should they visit your website? Should they email you? Should they share this with their friends? If they reach out, will they receive a free gift from you?

What do you think? Which action will you take this week to start rocking your Facebook lives?

Tell me in the comments below!

xo

Jasmin


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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Watch The Greatest Showman

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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Watch The Greatest Showman

Typically I’m not a “movie person.” My husband has to drag me to the theater, because I just don’t like sitting down to watch an entire film.

But let me tell you what.

The Greatest Showman changed my whole perception about movie-watching.

There’s a strong message inside this film, specifically for entrepreneurs and people who work in network marketing.

And when you watch The Greatest Showman (whether you’ve already seen it or you’re going to watch it), I want you to think about these four things in relationship to your business.

 

 

#1: You are not alone.

 

How many times a week does this conversation go through your head?

 

[A MILLION DREAMS]

“They can say, They can say it all sounds crazy

They can say, They can say I’ve lost my mind

I don’t care, I don’t care, so call me crazy

We can live in a world that we design

 

‘Cause every night I lie in bed

The brightest colors fill my head

A million dreams are keeping me awake

I think of what the world could be

A vision of the one I see

A million dreams is all it’s gonna take

A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make.”

(from The Greatest Showman)

 

Do you lay in bed at night thinking about the ways you want to change the world? I do.

You want to leave a legacy.

What would happen if you transitioned from dreamer to do-er?

If you’re a fellow visionary with big dreams, I want you to remember this: You. Are. Not. Alone. BUT. You have to make the transition from dreamer to do-er.

(And that’s going to happen when you’re able to overcome these next two tips that I talk about!)

 

#2: You might be scared to make the jump, but think about what can be on the other side.

This might be a conversation you have with yourself or with someone else:

 

[THE OTHER SIDE]

“Don’t you wanna get away

From the same old part you’re gonna play

‘Cause I’ve got what you need,

So come with me and take the ride

It’ll take you to the other side

‘Cause you can do like you do,

Or you can do like me

Stay in the cage,

Or you’ll finally take the key

Oh damn, suddenly you’re free to fly

It’ll take you to the other side.”

(from The Greatest Showman)

 

The thing I love about this song is that Hugh Jackman’s character is so good at casting vision.

That’s really how entrepreneurs are so good at selling: We cast a vision.


And here’s the response (or, the ‘objection to the sale’):

 

“Okay, my friend, you want to cut me in

Well I hate to tell you, but it just won’t happen

So thanks, but no

I think I’m good to go

‘Cause I quite enjoy the life you say I’m trapped in

Now I admire you, and that whole show you do

You’re onto something, really it’s something

But I live among the swells,

And we don’t pick up peanut shells

I’ll have to leave that up to you.”

(from The Greatest Showman)

 

Can you relate to this conversation?

You’re on a call with a future client, you cast the vision, and they say, “Oh no thanks, it’s just not for me.”

The objection is: I’m afraid of what people will think.

I don’t want to take a risk, because I’m afraid of what they’ll think. If I do it, they might make fun of me. Or I’m going to do it, fail, and then have to tell everyone that I failed.

And this is where Hugh Jackman’s character overcomes the objection and gets the sale (as we’ll call it):

 

“But you will finally live a little,

You will finally laugh a little

Let me give you the freedom to dream

And it will wake you and cure your aching

Take your walls and start breaking

Now that’s a deal that seems worth taking

But I guess I’ll leave that up to you.”

(from The Greatest Showman)

 

People usually have at least one objection, and typically it’s fear.

How does Hugh Jackman’s character overcome the objection?

He’s not focused on what people think or how to change their minds, because you can’t control anyone else! And you’re not going to change their minds!

Instead, he says, forget them, and see what’s on the other side for you.

When I was thinking about jumping into this network marketing partnership, this was the conversation in my head:

 

"I’m networked with some of the leaders in my industry!

What will they think of me if they see me selling shampoo?

But ugh, shut up Jasmin! Who cares what people think!

What’s on the other side?"

 

And you know what’s on the other side?

Financial freedom for thousands of people.

This network marketing company is a business opportunity that will literally change people’s lives: mothers who want to stay home with their kiddos but instead work crazy-long night shifts, teachers who only get paid for seven hours per day but work so much more.

There’s a better way.

And that’s why I think mothers are so attracted to online business: We can work from home, on our phones, and still take care of our kiddos.

Stop thinking about what other people think.

What do you think? What’s on the other side, for you?

Get out of your own way.

 

#3: Some people won’t believe in what you do. But you should do it anyway.

 

When you do anything for the first time, you feel overwhelming excitement!

And then someone you care about (usually a friend or family member) will come to you and say, “Why did you go to college for four years if you’re just going to do this?” or “Isn’t online business and network marketing for lazy, slimy people?” or “That’s not a ‘real’ job.”

People won’t like that you’re doing something different.

When P.T. Barnum started his show, people called it fake. Even though everything in the show was really happening, people hadn’t accepted it yet.

They called it fake, because they couldn’t accept it for themselves.

Does that sound familiar?

But here’s the thing: P.T. Barnum wasn’t faking anything, and you’re not either. People just haven’t accepted that reality yet.  

And you get to pave the way! You get to redefine the traditional.

(And P.S. Don’t let people degrade your passion and purpose on this earth. Ever.)

 

[THIS IS ME]

“When the sharpest words wanna cut me down,

I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out

I am brave, I am bruised

I am who I’m meant to be

This is me

Look out ‘cause here I come

And I’m marching to the beat I drum

I’m not scared to be seen

I make no apologies

This is me.”

(from The Greatest Showman)

 

#4: Remember who you’re doing this for.

 

[FROM NOW ON]

“I drank champagne with kings and queens

The politicians praised my name

But those are someone else’s dreams

The pitfalls of the man I became

For years and years

I chased their cheers

The crazy speed of always needing more

But when I stop and see you there,

I remember who all this was for

And from now on

These eyes will not be blinded by the lights

From now on

What’s waited ‘til tomorrow starts tonight

It starts tonight

And let this promise in me start

Like an anthem in my heart

From now on.”

(from The Greatest Showman)

 

This is my FAVORITE song, and here’s why:

We’re in it! We’re in the business, in the grind. We’re working hard and reaching our goals.

But you know what happens sometimes? We lose sight of what really matters to us.

Maybe we start to chase other people’s dreams.

But remember who you’re doing this for! And come back home.

My personal definition of success includes hustling hard during naptime so I can play with my kiddos every afternoon and enjoy dinner time with my family. My personal definition of success includes taking Sundays off, to spend the whole day with my family (plus donuts on Saturdays).

I do this business for my family, for my kids.

They are the reason I started an online business to begin with, and they’re the reason I work so hard now.

Are you living YOUR definition of success? Or are you chasing someone else’s dream?

And what do you need to do to come back home?

xo

Jasmin


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How To Get Unstuck in Your Business

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How To Get Unstuck in Your Business

I’ve been hearing this from a lot of women in the online space:

 

They’re overwhelmed.

They have too much on their plate.

They’re at a crossroads with where they want to be, who they want to serve, and how they want to make a difference.

They have a few really good things going, but they can’t balance all of them to greatness.

 

Are you at a similar place?

 

Here’s the good news: I’ve been there, too! And I have three really great strategies to help you get out of the overwhelm and into a place of inspiration and action.

 

 

#1: Take care of you.

 

You’re feeling overwhelmed, so tell me:

 

Have you been working out?
Have you been eating well?

How is your relationship with your husband? Your kids?

 

When even a few of these pieces of self-care are out-of-whack, your business can be hugely affected, too.

 

Think about this:

 

Is there an area of your life that you’re neglecting right now? Maybe something that typically fuels you?

 

HINT: This may even be one of the reasons you started your business, but now you don’t have time for those things: time with your man, time with your family, grocery shopping at Whole Foods, daily workouts, etc.

 

What can you do about it?

Take some time to DO YOU.

 

Put your phone on airplane mode and take a nap.

Buy some healthy take out (less clean up!) and unplug for the night.

 

Drop the To Do List, and take care of yourself today. You’ll be able to get so much more done tomorrow, when you’re well-rested and re-energized.

 

#2: Put energy into the things that are serving you.

 

It’s really hard to give so much to so many places, especially when those things aren’t doing anything for you in return.

 

Maybe you’ve lost a few clients at the beginning of this year.

Maybe you’re trying hard to sign a new client, and they just backed out.

 

Take a step back, and ask yourself:

Who are the people in your circle who energize and excite you?

 

Choose to nurture those relationships.

 

Is there someone in your circle (in your family, even) who is bringing you down with their negative energy?

 

Let that person go for now.

 

You need to let go to make space for people who will uplift you. You don’t have enough energy to give to people who aren’t on your team.

 

#3: Just press on.

 

Here’s the thing: growing pains are normal. I have monthly growing pains, each with a new lesson to learn.

 

Sometimes God puts you through some tough moments, because He wants you to grow.

 

And how can you grow if your life and business are easy all the time? (You can’t.)

 

We all go through a season of growing pains, or a season a drought: One week I can be selling shampoo like it’s candy, and the next week, I can’t sell a thing.

 

Sometimes growing pains make us think:

What did I do wrong?
Is there something wrong with ME?

 

You just have to commit to the path and trust the process.

 

(And P.S. This comes much more easily when you’re taking care of yourself: refer to #1.)

 

When you can trust the process, crazy things can happen.

 

So let’s recap.

 

What can you do when you’re feeling stuck?

 

#1: Take care of yourself! Put self-care at the top of your list.

#2: Let go of people who aren’t uplifting you, and make room for relationships that will.

#3: Just keep going! Trust the process, trust that clients are coming your way.

 

xo

Jasmin


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How to sell online when you suck at sales

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How to sell online when you suck at sales

Today I’m going to teach you how to sell using my Top 3 Secrets methods! (The same ones that helped me sell a product (that I really don’t know much about!) to 19 new customers in one weekend!)

 

When I recently partnered with a luxury hair care company, I knew I would be good at selling the business, because I work with entrepreneurs and I know the business side of mlms.

 

But I didn’t know whether I could really sell the product: What do I know about shampoo? What do I know about beauty?

 

Not much!

 

But I do know a lot about how to sell products and services.

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