Four Steps to Maximize Productivity and Resourcefulness When Dealing with Financial Stress and Worry

Stress and worry can seriously impact your business…

Because it’s extremely difficult to make effective decisions when you’re emotionally exhausted.

This comes up over and over again, especially when people are dealing with the financial risks inherent in advertising.

Case in point: I keep seeing this in our private Facebook group, especially with the brand new members.

They make frantic posts—in utter desperation mode—thinking they’re asking for help, but in reality they’re just emotionally lashing out, without providing any contextual information (which would allow us to actually help them solve their problems).

This, as you might have guessed, doesn’t help anyone.

So how do you deal with the stress of your financial situation?

How do you stay productive in the face of adversity?And how to you effectively ask for help?

These are skills you’ve got to develop if you want to succeed in business.

And the following 4 steps will help.

1. Bring yourself to a state of calm

First, you need to be in a positive state; or at least calm.

Because you can’t even think straight when you’re emotionally negative.

When you’re negative, you don’t have focus or clarity, so you can’t ask effective questions or make sound decisions.

You can’t have breakthroughs when you’re in a negative emotional state.

Returning to the example above…

Frustrated advertisers in our Facebook group, who are lashing out in a negative emotional state, often post this kind of comment…

“I don’t know what’s going on! My ads aren’t working!”

And here’s the thing…

This statement doesn’t provide any information or data to actually help them.

Basically, this type of post just lets the world know they’re struggling emotionally.

And why would someone do that?

Well, the answer is simple…

It’s because they aren’t even thinking, because they honestly can’t in that agitated state of mind.

Here’s the thing, though…

We have to train ourselves as entrepreneurs to deal with emotional stress

I’m sure many of you can relate to feeling this way.It’s common when we get started in business, because it’s a brand new experience.

We’re wide-eyed and overwhelmed, and that leads to a lot of negative emotions and reactions.

We’re scared because we don’t know what the heck we’re doing!

And that’s nothing to be ashamed of; it happens to everyone at first.

You know, it’s that whole “getting outside your comfort zone” thing.

But the bottom line is that when you’re in a negative state and frantically asking for help, you unfortunately won’t be able to get help you need.

Because if you want help, first you need to…

2. Ask for help in a clear, concise way

Say one of our team members sees the post of someone anxiously asking for help, who’s saying their “ads aren’t working.”

But there’s no concrete information provided.

Well, we then have to reply and say…

“Calm down. Please provide the information we need to know in order to help you.”

Which leads to a lengthy back-and-forth exchange, rather than doing a single post and immediately getting the help they need.

Instead it’s two or three posts later with numerous ongoing comments required.

This is not productive in any way!

We’re willing to work with you, of course, but there’s no need to make our mentors work harder than necessary.

Because in order to receive help, you have to provide the specific information (actual data) that allows the people in our community to help you.

And in order to ask for help effectively, you need to be in a state where you can actually think.

The best way to calm your emotions?

Hands down is through some sort of meditation.Now, I’m not an ‘esoteric’ guy, but I do see the value of meditation.

Meditation can help calm you down and bring you back into a positive state.

There are apps that you can download for your phone that provide a easy guided meditation.

Another option is prayer, if you’re religious.

Prayer is a great way to meditate.

You can check out my Prayers and Affirmations. Here is the link to the first of a series of blog posts.

But there’s a specific way to pray…

Most people pray in a way that is, truth be told, not effective.

Because they’re just asking God for stuff.

Instead, it’s much more helpful to pray for the things you’re grateful for.

Pray for the things that are going right in your life!

Pray for the people in your life and just be thankful in your prayer that they’re in your life.

Be grateful for what you have.

Focus on things that are positive

Now, if you’re not religious, and that’s not resonating with you, Tony Robbins has a great gratitude meditation.

It’s called “The Guided Reflection” or the “Emotional Flood” exercise.

You can go to YouTube right now and search for “Tony Robbins gratitude meditation,” and he’ll take you through the process.

In this exercise you go from a negative state, a state of internal conflict, to a state of gratitude and joy.

It brings you back to a point where you can actually think and focus.

This is so important, and it reminds me of something I’ve taught before called…

“Walking with Death”

It’s the ability Special Forces use to remain calm in a state of heightened pressure.

I mean situations where bullets are flying and people are dying.

How do you maintain your composure in that environment?

What soldiers have trained to do, especially in the Special Forces, is to already accept the fact that they might die.

They’ve accepted, and made peace with that idea, and then they go into battle.

If you’re not afraid to die then you’re not afraid, period.

Not to say that it’s as easy as that, of course, but it’s an advanced way of being able to deal with stress.

Most of us aren’t ready to deal with that level of stress.

A more attainable version would be simply bringing yourself into a state of calm (you know, forgetting about mortality for the time being).

So even if things aren’t going right, you’re able to physically feel calm.

To do this, it’s essential that you…

3. Separate your financial stress from the work at hand

You may be asking…

“How do I separate from stress? Especially if I have financial issues, or my spouse is negative, or I hate my job? How do I separate from those things?”

Well, you have to emotionally set those things aside and say…

“Okay, that’s over here. I’ll deal with that later. I have work to do.”

If you’re not able to focus for one or two hours, then you’re not going to be productive, and you won’t get the results you need.

When I was going through my journey in the beginning, I had an insane amount of financial stress.

I was deep in debt—sixty thousand dollars in debt

I was going through a foreclosure of my home.

And I was living at home and almost lost my mom’s house, as well, because I was also responsible for her mortgage.

Now even though that’s all going on, I still had to be able to mentally set that aside and say…

“Okay, I need to focus.”

Luckily, I cultivated the ability to focus on the things I needed to do.

And a big part of this equation is being able to…

4. Believe you’re going to succeed

I never doubted myself.

I never doubted that I was going to succeed and breakthrough in this business.

And honestly, I believed that as much as I believed in God or anything spiritual in my life.

I believed with absolute certainty.

Not only are you going to need to find a way to remain calm, and emotionally separate yourself from the stuff that’s not great in your life…

You must find the unshakable belief that you can do this

Because without that belief it’s going to be hard, even while being in a state of calm, for you to focus.

And hey, maybe your belief level is not quite there yet.

That’s okay.

A simple thing to do is believe in something you’re going to be doing in the future, which will be useful to you.

Let’s say an ad campaign that generates leads, for instance.

Believe, at least, that you can actually launch that campaign.

Develop the belief that you can at least do that.

Develop the belief that you’re going to generate that first commission, that first sale, or speak to that first prospect.

Believe you can accomplish the next step!

Maybe you’re not in a place where you can believe that you’re going to be a multi-millionaire.

That’s okay.

And maybe that’s not even your goal.

Maybe you have other goals that are more important to you—that’s fine.

But at least believe you can achieve the next level of success.

Whatever that looks like for you.

When you’re bringing yourself to the state of calm, the pressure of having to make a bunch money can be too much.

So the only thing you have to worry about is doing enough to get to that next level of success.

Ray Higdon mentioned something to me, which has to do with how you see yourself now.

He says…

“What’s in your bank account or what’s in your financial books, that reflects a past-version of you, or just reflects what’s in the books. It doesn’t reflect who you are.”

If you can believe that, then you can accomplish some pretty amazing things.

It’s another way to bring yourself to a state of calm, so you can get the job done, and do the things you need to do.

Remember, step one is to do whatever is necessary to…

Bring yourself to a state of calm

I know exercise and martial arts were part of the equation for me.

You need to set aside some time just for you—where you can forget everything else in the world.

If you don’t have a lot of time then simple meditation exercises can help.

Find out what works for you!

Again, you must be able to:

  • Bring yourself to a state of calm
  • Ask for help in a clear, concise way
  • Set your problems aside and focus on being productive
  • Believe that you’re going to succeed with your next level of success

By following these steps…

You can put your stress aside and be more productive

Now, if you’re ready to take some of the stress, anxiety, and worry out of advertising by focusing on exactly the steps you need to succeed (and none you don’t), then I highly recommend signing up for my free online recruiting bootcamp.

You’ll learn the online business-building strategies I use to passively generate 300–500 leads per day, 30–50 customers per day, and recruit 70–100 new serious business-builders into my business each month.

These are the exact tactics I’ve used to create a world-wide brand and over 14 million dollars in revenue.

I can’t promise the same results for you, because every situation and person is different.

But if you are committed to taking action, I know this could possibly be the thing that helps you have a breakthrough in your business.

So if you’re ready to get started…

Simply click here and I’ll gladly give you access to my 10-day bootcamp.

And if you found this content helpful, I would love to read your comments below!

 

Sincerely,
Ferny Ceballos
Chief Marketing Officer
Elite Marketing Pro

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A Warning if You’re Building Your Network Marketing Business Online

When you venture off to do something different, you’re going to meet resistance.

This is as true in business as in life.

And network marketing is certainly no exception.

So to help you avoid any trouble with your company or your upline, this post is a preemptive warning for anyone building their business online.

My focus is to detail how you can mitigate any potential issues in advance.

This is especially important if you’re already producing a significant income with your company, because you obviously don’t want to do anything to compromise that source of revenue.

So to kick things off, let’s start with something that should be obvious…

Bottom line: you agreed to your company’s policies when you signed up to be a distributor.

You should have read them then, of course.

But if you didn’t, you need to go back and read them now.

Policies vary from company to company, so don’t assume they’re the same as another company you may have worked with in the past.

Some companies are such dinosaurs, unfortunately, and are so “old school,” that they won’t let you do anything aside from your network marketing opportunity.

In my opinion, you don’t want to be tied down to a company with that policy.

So if you’re brand new in a company like that, I suggest looking around at other options.

But, if you already have a significant income, then you’re going to have to give your future plans some serious thought.

You’ll want to reflect on your options and ask yourself…

“Is it worth it to go online when I have an income to lose and my company policy doesn’t support online activity?”

You may decide, “No, not worth the risk.”

Conversely, you may instead decide, “Yes, I want to go online and build my personal brand.”

It’s your choice.

Now, if your company’s policies are restrictive, but you decide to go online anyway, I’m going to give you some tips that might help you stay out of trouble.

But first, you’ll need to know what you’re dealing with…

  • Does your company allow you to build (anything) online at all?
  • Do they allow you to build a brand in a related niche?
  • Are you planning to build a brand around network marketing, or build a following in, say, health and wellness, or another niche?
  • If so, do they see that as a conflict?

Some companies are okay with you building other opportunities and some are not.

This should be clearly stated in their policies.

Note that some companies may view affiliate marketing as another opportunity (though they shouldn’t).

So be extra vigilant and…

Read all policies as they relate to another opportunity

Pay attention to whether you’re allowed to do any form of affiliate marketing, which is promoting other people’s products on the Internet and thus earning multiple streams of income.

It’s going to be pretty cut and dry in terms of what they allow and what they don’t.

You’re going to have to make some business decisions as to how you want to move forward.

Not emotional ones, but business decisions as to what you want your future to look like, so you can answer the question…

“Does my company fit into the equation given their policies?”

This can be a tough crossroads in certain instances.

But it’s necessary to move forward.

And if you are ready to move forward with building your business online, I’d like to invite you to sign up for my FREE 10-Day Online Recruiting Bootcamp, where you’ll gain the knowledge to create an automated selling and prospecting system to attract highly-interested prospects to your product or opportunity online.

Next up…

Here’s another important question:

Does your upline spread misinformation?

Because you must distinguish between actual policy and misinformation.

If your upline is not open to building online, and they are “anti-Internet,” it can make your life hard.

You know the type I’m talking about…

They just opened a Facebook account last year, they barely know how to use it, and they look silly on social media.

Thus, it doesn’t work for them, so they assume it doesn’t work for anyone.

And if they’re clearly anti-Internet, they’re going to push you not do it yourself.

They think, “the Internet is the devil.”

So they’re going to spread misinformation and tell you how you might get your account shut down.

This may or may not be true.

Again…

Read your company’s policies to know if your upline is telling you is the truth

You also want to look at how influential a particular person in your upline is.

How much sway do they have with the company?

In some cases they have a lot; in some cases they don’t.

So be familiar with both your company policies and your upline.

Next, here’s a very important way to avoid problems when building online…

This is a matter of integrity.

Whatever you’re doing—maintain a strict policy that you’re not going to sell or try to solicit people from your company.

Yes, this includes marketing other products and affiliate opportunities to them.

So if someone in your company approaches you asking for help related to building online, the wise thing to say is…

“Sorry, there is a conflict here. I want to be at integrity with our company’s policies, so I can’t sell you anything that’s related to these markets and so if you want to check it out, go to the home page of xyz affiliate program or talk to this person…”

Make no mistake, I’m 100% suggesting you…

Refer them to someone else!

I know it’s going to be really hard for you to give up that sale.

Some people demand a leader, so you’ll want to help them.

And you might take on the risk, especially if you’re not making much of an income in your network marketing business, because you wouldn’t feel you had a lot to lose.

You might also just be a rebel and want to do things their own way.

I get it.

And I understand the desire to want to help somebody even if they’re in your company.

If you’re really committed to their success, you might even feel like…

“Hey, there’s no one else that’s going to help them more than me.”

I get that mindset, but these are some of the decisions you have to make.

So if you want to stay on the safe side…

Don’t sell anything to anyone in your company!

Don’t sell them your products training.

And don’t sign them up for any affiliate programs—even if they approached you.

You can actually go so far as to put a disclaimer on your website saying you can’t work with anyone in your company, due to a conflict of interests.

Bottom line…

Refer them to someone else and avoid any potential conflicts.

Next up is a strategy most have never considered…

A personal alias is a brand run under an pen name or persona—so it’s you, but it’s not you.

For example…

Eben Pagan has been in the Internet marketing space for a very long time.

He started another business called “Double your Dating” – it’s a dating niche and he did it under an alias called David DeAngelo.

It was still him on camera, but he used an alias name.

It was a way to create a different Google search term and separate his name from his dating brand.

That way he could create entrepreneurial training in the Internet marketing space and it wouldn’t get intermingled with his products in the dating niche.

You can create two separate brands this way

I know a few people that have done that and they’ve done it successfully.

You can choose to work under an alias if you think it’s the right choice for you.

It creates a clear line of distinction, so if there are any issues you can demonstrate that you legally tried to separate one business from the other, by operating under a different brand.

The final thing that I’d recommend when trying to avoid potential issues is…

People like to fall in love and commit to their company no matter what, I get it.

I was with an old company that had very archaic policies, but I also wanted to be the first to use online methods.

And I was so committed to making the Internet work for this particular company, I said…

“I want to be the first; I want to show them that it works and then hopefully they’ll see the light and follow my lead.”

But unfortunately, that’s not how it usually works.

Most big companies don’t care about how much money you’re making for them.

They care about their bottom line collectively as a whole, and if it ain’t broke as a whole, they’re not going to try to fix it

And they’re going to try to protect their business, first and foremost—as they know it.

That becomes the conflict between the company and the lonely distributor (or even an upline member who’s a top earner).

Their priority will always be about their bottom line

…not your bottom line.

That’s tough to admit, but it’s just business.

They’re protecting their income and they’re not going to make any changes that might radically affect their business.

They’re operating from a scarcity standpoint.

And especially if they’re building internationally, and they don’t really need the US business, that becomes a tough obstacle.

So, be with a cool company if you’re going to build online.

It helps a ton.

To recap…

  • Know your company’s policies
  • Know your upline
  • If you choose to go against your company’s policies, consider using an alias to show you created a separate brand
  • Choose your company carefully and join a cool company
  • Don’t sell to people working within the same company!

Again, I know that’s last one is tempting because you have a following in your company and you want to basically take advantage of that.

But some companies are cool with that, and some are not.

Now, here’s my take on the online dilemma; in my opinion…

Building online is the best security you can create for your business

Make no mistake, though…

It may create some conflicts or issues, depending on your upline and the company.

But it’s totally worth it.

I’ve personally made millions of dollars online and I have control of all the income.

So consider your options…

  • Maybe you may want to build a Facebook following?
  • Maybe you want to sell affiliate products?
  • Or maybe you want to sell your own training programs?

No one can take these potential streams of income from you!

When you build an email list, with a personal brand in whatever market or niche that’s related to what you’re doing, you’ve created the ultimate security.

Why?

Because you own your brand

No affiliate program is ever going to kick you out or get upset because you’re promoting some other affiliate program.

That’s not the way affiliate programs work.

You don’t have the same worries with that stream of income.

If you decide to do mentoring or coaching as a direct selling trainer, or in the health and wellness niche, it’s not a problem.

The income is yours.

The more streams of income you add, the more security you have.

For me, the risks outweigh the rewards.

And ultimately, that’s how you’re going to attain true freedom.

Remember…

With a network marketing company, you’re still an employee!

You don’t own anything.

The only thing you receive is a paycheck.

You don’t even own your downline, your company owns your downline; they’re not going to give you dominion over your downline.

Trust me, if they decide that you’re no longer a fit and they decide to cancel your account, you can’t take your down line with you.

And if you try to solicit them they will bring the hammer down on you.

You have no control.

But if you sign up for my free online recruiting bootcamp, I will show you how to change your situation – and in turn, your life.

You will learn how to create your own personal brand.

And you can go deeper into all these subjects and decide for yourself if building online is for you.

You’ll discover how to…

  • Get more leads,
  • Use Facebook ads,
  • Create your own brand,
  • Build your own following, and
  • Assure a secure income—no matter what happens with your network marketing company.

So if you’re ready to start learning the ins-and-outs of the entire online business-building process…

Then I highly recommend you sign up for my free online recruiting bootcamp.

You’ll learn the exact online strategies I use to passively generate 300–500 leads per day, 30–50 customers per day, and recruit 70–100 new serious business-builders into my business each month.

These are the same methods I’ve used to create a world-wide brand and over 14 million dollars in revenue.

So if you’re ready to get started…

Simply click here and I’ll gladly give you access to my 10-day bootcamp.

And if you found this content helpful, I would love to read your comments below!

 

Sincerely,
Ferny Ceballos
Chief Marketing Officer
Elite Marketing Pro

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