Blog – Lynn McClurg

Does Your Financial Boat Have Holes In it? Create an Income Helping Others From Home

Wouldn’t you agree it’s better to have more than one source of income?  The first 10 years of marriage I was out of work multiple times.

That’s when I began to realize having a part-time business of my own generating my own income was what I needed. 

In the late 80’s I developed a part-time office coffee business. That generated $7,000- $10,000 a year of income in addition to my job.  That was huge!

Now, take the idea of generating a new source of income and combine it with helping others. 

Life has many unexpected events. These events can cause anxiety and fear. We're only human. But, how would it feel earning $500 - $1,000 a month from a new source?

And that source is directly from your efforts and the others that join you.  Ahh, it's not trading time for money.  It's building a business.   

Or, do you want to replace your current income? Or, do you desire total financial and time freedom?  

Understanding 'what the right network marketing opportunity is for you' has two key parts:

1. Trust but verify: Keep reading to learn how to find your 'best boat' to generating more income.

2. Align yourself with a leader(s) that is relationship focused, has business experience and is not profit focused. They will be dedicated to helping others (and you) succeed. Go here to learn more about what we're doing.

Are you someone who loves helping people? (Possibly a personal trainer, massage therapist, yoga or pilates instructors, fitness or health and wellness coach.)

Knowing what to look for and the questions to ask is very important to finding the right business.

It’s also important that you know your reasons for joining a network marketing opportunity. To succeed, your reasons need to be more than making money.  A genuine interest in adding value to people is key.

Choosing a home based network marketing business that fits you can be confusing.  It seems they exist by the boat-load.  They also represent a diverse segment of products and services.  

It can be difficult to know which boat has the best products, features, benefits, services, compensation plan and support systems to help get to your destination.  To make the most of your new business venture.

You will find Network Marketing Companies in the following fields:

Nutritional supplements, weight loss, personal and home care, health and wellness, energy, cosmetics, insurance and financial products, skin care and anti-aging and different services as well.

Ideally you want to be in an industry that is thriving & showing growth well into the future. My favorite is health, wellness & fitness. Yours may be something else and that's ok. Just be sure to verify by doing some market research.

So, how do you choose your ideal boat, your new income source? (Your new business?) 

Every network marketing company has its 'pros and cons'. Pluses and minuses.

Your first goal is to determine if the company you are considering is able to give honest answers to your questions, and not just tell you all the "good stuff" about how wonderful they are.

Answers like…

· Our owners are awesome! – (Too general, vague. Has no value)

· How much your upline is making... (I'm not your upline. General information is not helpful.)

· About how great their products are... (too general, not specific enough, need verification)

· How ‘now’ is the best time to join...(feels like pressure...not helpful. Need to verify)

· Our compensation plan is the best in the world! (too general, need specifics to verify,)

You’ve heard the phrase ‘talk is cheap’. If you believe what you are told without external verification, (verifying some facts) those words could be very costly to you in time and money.

Questions to ask: What kind of business (boat) are you getting into? 

How safe and secure is it?   Will it get me to where I want to go!  Do some fact finding. check out how we are helping others develop their financial boat here

  • Is the company privately owned or publicly owned?  Publicly owned companies have more pressure to generate profits for the shareholders.  This means over time they may reduce commissions and quality of products to boost profits.
  • I recommend choosing a privately held company. Even though this might seem uncomfortable, schedule a call with 1 or 2 of the owners or top level managers. Express curiosity by asking honest and direct questions. If they are people of integrity they will welcome your questions. If they push back, scratch them off your list.  
  • Ask, ‘what is the main reason you started the business’? Listen carefully. Do they put people first? Do they genuinely care about making the best products and helping others.
  • Ask them what their business plan is. Listen- does it make sense? (Long term = putting money into building systems, products and infrastructure for the future. Short term = money motivated.  Scratch that one off your list. Go with long term.
  • Look for companies that have been in business for at least 5 years and show steady income growth.    Also look for financial transparency – yearly reporting of annual revenue. If you don’t see the numbers scratch them off your list.

Trust…But Verify. Look for evidence that supports their claims

  • Does the company have evidence to verify their product claims? Do not accept testimonials alone.  Example: A high integrity wellness nutritional company I am familiar with has (10) 3rd party certifications verifying product potency, purity and authenticity. Learn more here.
  • Avoid companies that don’t have any (0) third-party certifications. They make their own unverified claims. These products and companies cannot be trusted. Scratch them off your list.
  • Do not join a company for emotional reasons.  IE: I had a great time.  The people were friendly. Their home was beautiful. They make so much money (meaning I can too)
  • THIS IS A BIGGIE: Is the industry they are in growing and in demand?   Example:  Nutritional, health, wellness, fitness, weight loss, longevity products are expected to grow to $2.5 trillion dollars in annual sales in the next 5 years.  That is a great industry to be in. 
  • Will your upline help you succeed? Are they people persons? Caring, experienced and supportive? Ask direct questions. Get specific answers.  Do they have training?  Align with people who are focused on helping others. 
Recognize that to become a success in your new business, you must take responsibility and complete ownership over your results.

Just like learning to pilot a power boat, there is a learning curve.
Your personal growth is a necessity. Similar to starting anything new

Back in the 80's...

I was in a network marketing business for about 10 years.  

I had modest success. I purchased my own products, which were a better quality than store bought.  I consistently worked at personal growth training from audios and reading books.  That was the big win for me.

Getting an entrepreneurial mind allowed me to succeed in two businesses over a 20-year period.  One business has generated over $150 million in sales and continues to grow.  My son replaced me as VP of Business Development when I retired to help my daughter who was ill going on 5 years.

After 12 years of searching and testing and being as resourceful as possible, she has recovered 95% of her health.    

TO SUMMARIZE:

  • Don't be in a hurry. Identify what you are passionate about. Is it health & wellness, fitness, skin care, cosmetics?
  • If someone has introduced you to a company, have them help you set up a call with a company executive, or at least one of their upper level managers.  Have your list of questions ready.
  • Depending upon whether the company is a good fit for you, go online and check out at least 1 other company. What they offer needs to align with you.  Take notes.
  • We thrive on healthy living and were drawn to a premier nutritional health and wellness company.  We saw a need to educate & help others about health and wellness.  We were also looking for a growing market and that fit.
  • If you would like information on what we are doing, go here to learn more.
  • Purchase products and use them. Are you impressed with the results?  Or… not.  Above all have honest discussions.
  • If someone has introduced you to a company, have them help you set up a call with a company executive or one of their upper level managers.  Have your list of questions ready. (I am glad to provide you a list- drop me an email.)
  • Once you have decided on a company make sure you review and understand the compensation plan.  Ask lots of questions. There is no silly question.
  • Get with your contact person and let them guide you in your next steps. 

There is a learning curve with everything - even operating a boat.  Allow yourself time to learn and grow.  Remember a time when you took a new job or went to college.

It took a while to learn the ropes.  Be patient with your progress. Starting a part-time business requires new skills and that takes time.

If you want to be successful in your new business follow this formula:

  • Verify claims. Make sure you have some passion about the industry. Use the products and evaluate them. Do they work?  Connect with leaders who will train and support you.
  • Take responsibility and complete ownership over your results. What works and what doesn't.
  • Accept the journey: It’s learning, adapting and growing…and having some fun!
  • Your personal growth is a necessity to make your new business successful.  (Similar to starting anything new.)

Times are changing. Having a new financial boat to generate your own income with the help of experienced supportive people is very valuable.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions. My schedule is here:

All success begins by taking your first step.

Lynn

Business Developer, Healthy Living Entrepreneur, Husband & Father

Spinning Your Wheels? Discover Rewiring Your Mind For Wealth Secrets… And Get Going Again

How many of us have read business, leadership, personal growth and mindset books, attended motivational seminars & conferences, watched videos and listened to trainings over years of your life….  All in the hopes of taking you forward in your business, finances and life.  I have.

I’m not saying there isn’t some value in this information. I know I’ve benefitted. But something's missing.  There’s one thing, one critical key I didn’t learn from this information that is a total game changer. And it’s THE KEY.

And...have you ever wondered after learning all this information on how to succeed that you (and others) are not further along in your business?  If it works, where's the proof?

Perhaps you have reached some of your business and income goals. Congratulations! However, have you hit a glass ceiling? It's a fact that when businesses grow to new levels they encounter new challenges. They must change in order to keep growing.  The old doesn't work well anymore.  

How come people stall out. Wha't up with that? And then there is the struggle to get going. It's like being in a dark room searching for the light switch. Frustrating and discouraging.

Hang on for some little known business and life changing truths - that will equip you to learn ‘how to think’, rather than having others tell you ‘what to think’.  

It’s a total game changer. The information I’m sharing I’ve personally learned and I’m applying to my life daily. It’s remarkable. The light is on! I know what to do. It’s life changing!  For me, my wife and daughter and those on my team.

What's Up With The Stats?

What I’m asking is how come more people aren’t successful having learned the mindset, motivation stuff?  Here are some startling statistics:

  • 90% of networkers earn $35 a week
  • Only 5% of networkers make a sustainable income.
  • 80% quit within 90 days. 
  • The average network marketer changes companies 7 times.
  • 90% of businesses fail in the first 5 years

MY STORY

In 2018 I was weary of searching for answers, spinning my wheels & very frustrated at not advancing my business. Ever been there?  This could also apply to your health or any area in your life.

Due to unexpected life circumstances that came upon us, I was in the middle of rebuilding my financial life after 25 years of success in business.  I was also helping my daughter do the same. We experienced an unexpected stressful & traumatic 15-year health crisis with our daughter.

In the middle of that experience we also had a large financial set back. 

If you didn’t get the memo…life is difficult and sometimes overwhelms us. It’s often painful in varying levels.  How we think in crisis situations is critical. How to think in business and life is the KEY. It's what's missing in most of the training.

The result of these crisis events is that we are changed. Recognize that we have choices when unexpected events happen. In my experience a person either becomes bitter or better.

In my life I’ve learned that to overcome setbacks and succeed I must embrace learning and seek new perspectives. I must change, or what I call, ‘learn’, ‘adapt’ and ‘grow’.  

If we choose not to change, then we are essentially choosing to stay stuck. We remain in the dark and in the same place.  That is not an effective strategy to thrive in business, marriage, family or career.  

I mean look at most employers these days.  They know their staff needs to keep up with their job duties, to change, get updated. They are investing in them to get new training - going to seminars and conferences.

We want to (change) by learning how to effectively respond to stressful events. To not become bitter, resentful, blaming others, the world or even God. Otherwise, you will get left behind and you will run the potential of being dashed on the rocks.

When my financial setback occurred, I developed a case of mental picture screwage. (That’s a made-up word.) My self-talk and language were pretty bad… I spent some time in the ‘woe is me’ place. I’m not proud of that.  But it's the truth.  

When we deal with our screwups truthfully, not beating ourselves up but just evaluating what was effective or ineffective, we can see what the heck needs changing. Conversely when we live in denial, things blow-up on us.  Truth is like light. You can see and make changes.

Being truthful about your situation is absolutely necessary…but even more important is to move forward out of it. How do we do that?

The main area is working on our ‘mental wellnness or self talk'. How self-aware are we? Are we aware of our self-talk? Is it negative or supportive?  Is our spoken language to others negative or supportive?  Do we notice what emotional state we are in during the day? Are we 'reacting' to stuff during the day instead of 'responding'?

Do we have a set of ‘core beliefs’ that underpin us, that guide us.  

My choice in these times has been to keep learning and adapting. I want to be there for our family, friends and business associates. To lead by example. I’ve learned, with difficulty sometimes, in tough times to spend more time in prayer and to get resourceful.

I’m sure if you are reading this you’ve experienced some unexpected challenges, set-backs and stressful events in your life, health and business.  I can totally relate. That’s the purpose of this information. To help you reach your best life - personally, in your business and your health.  

If you’ve already read enough and are ready to learn more about getting unstuck & moving forward go here: Rewiring Your Mind For Wealth”   

Rebuilding

Rebuilding your finances at any age is no small task.  My business experience told me I needed new information – to find a new perspective. There’s a saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know”. Being in the dark looking for answers is ineffective. Where do you go to find help to turn that light switch on?  Help that is researched and proven?

In early 2019, because I was looking outside the box,  by the grace of God I discovered Blair Dunkley’s ‘Rewiring Your Mind For Wealth’ video training series. This was a huge turning point.

I found the light switch! The training opened my eyes to see how my thinking had kept me stuck. It allowed me to get unstuck and moving forward.

Blair's researched and developed this information himself. He has been teaching it with amazing results for over 30 years!  A huge weight was lifted.

As I went through the training light bulbs started going off in my mind. I was immediately able to use what I was learning. I got unstuck in my thinking! Things began to improve for all of us.

I realized this information was priceless. It was transformational…and it was basically unknown!

The Rewiring Your Mind For Wealth Training series uses mind models that Blair Dunkley developed over 30 years.  They are what you need for your life and business success and a thriving, healthy life and family. 

The information is transformational! I don't know how else to describe it!  I am not exaggerating.  Of course, you do have to put in the work - learning and putting them into practice. Repetition helps the information to stick.

​​​​The Definition of ‘Wealth’

Many see the word ‘wealth’ and naturally think it’s only about finances. ‘Wealth’ in this video training was not just about finances. It is everything in life that is valuable. The training is remarkable. It will positively affect relationships, family, commitments, giving, loving and helping others.

We now have clarity, focus and confidence. The training teaches you ‘how’ to think, not ‘what’ to think.  That is of incredible value.

The Life Game Changer

Instead of being in a state of darkness, not knowing what specifically to do to get going again, not knowing HOW to get unstuck. We learned How To think differently using Mind Models.

I discovered I had several stuck states and limiting beliefs. I learned how to unstick myself! My mind needed Rewiring!  Learning 'how' to think is vastly superior to being told ‘what to do or what to think’.  

We learned how to get resourceful by asking questions. To move forward.

Over the past 30 years thousands of people and business owners have benefitted from Mind Model training.   Why not 100’s of thousands of people? It’s vastly unheard of.

Mind Models are revolutionary and effective.  Totally unlike any self-help, mindset and positive thinking concepts we have read in books over the years. 

Over a 17-year period Blair tested, refined and created Mind Models working with the Canadian Gov’t.  80% of his clients were high risk…yet his training proved effective for 78% of them!

You can unstick yourself at any time.  If you are ready to learn more go here:  Rewiring Your Mind For Wealth”. 

What Makes Mind Models So Different?

When it comes to growing your business, many businesses stall out.  We don’t know how to do things differently. We work harder, longer but still no gain.  We spend time & money looking for the 'fix' to no avail. We also beat ourselves up. What’s wrong with me! I'm must be ____.

Mind Models help us make small shifts in thinking that enable us to get the clarity and self-confidence needed to move our business forward. Reach goals faster and more easily.

Mind Models are revolutionary…because they teach you HOW to THINK… instead of ‘what’ to think. It’s not some fuzzy idea like ‘be positive’ or memorize this or just get the right mindset. 

Mind Models are thought frameworks that you can use over and over again to keep you getting results. They are repeatable and duplicatable! My daughter says mind models are like a deep root system of a tree.  They anchor you. They are tangible.

For many years Blair used Mind Model Training with high level corporate executive teams and generated over $757 million dollars in new revenue.

We learned ‘How To’ move forward.  We learned How To stay clear, confident, resourceful and focused. We learned ‘How To’ recognize when we were ineffective and to self correct!

Your Choice – Stay Frustrated & In The DARK... or Advance

If you are frustrated ‘spinning your wheels’ and stalled out in your business, health or life, I urge you to make the investment and purchase Rewiring Your Mind For Wealth’

Do it for YOU. For Your business, your family, your relationships and your future.  It comes with a 30-day risk free guarantee. 

When you buy the ‘Rewiring Your Mind For Wealth’ Online Video Course, You Will;

  • Learn Proven Mind Models that have been tested and proved to work for thousands of people and business owners.
  • In the training videos you will see great examples of people who were struggling and stalled out in their business. You will relate and connect.  See how Mind Models have been used to solve all sorts of problems.

  • Apply Mind Models to your own life and business challenges so you can change your life and grow your business faster and more easily.

I know it’s difficult for us to change our thinking and behaviors.  Do you want to stay where you are?  Is that an option?

Or, do you want to learn how to create life-changing breakthroughs in your business and personal life?

If after reviewing the Rewiring Your Mind For Wealth information, you have some questions, please email me: Lynn@LynnMcclurg.com

Or schedule a call with me here on my personal calendar. Happy to answer any questions.

It’s your choice. Learn, change and become more effective. This leads to hope, encouragement and business progress.  This is energizing. Purposeful. Meaningful. Fulfilling. This allows you to add value to people’s lives.  

Or stay stalled, frustrated and ineffective. This leads to hopelessness, despair, depression, anger, frustration, loss of opportunity strained relationships and more. I know. I was there for 2 years!

Here’s to your breakthrough and developing the wealthy, healthy life we all desire.

Lynn - Business Advisor, Health Enthusiast, Husband, Father

P.S. Taking Action is your way forward. If you prefer, Blair holds a FREE Tuesday 9pm EST Zoom webinar to help people learn about mind models. Register for the webinar and receive an email to join. 

If you'd like to have a call with me before purchasing schedule a call with me here. I'd enjoy talking with you.

The Only Way You’ll Ever Build a Money-Making “Work From Anywhere” Business…

We live in a country that is unique to most of the world.  We are an enterprising, innovative country. 👍It’s called Free Enterprise.

I discovered this Free Enterprise aspect at a time when I was out of work and in a difficult place. 😟 I had a family to feed, a home and responsibilities.  I joined a network marketing opportunity, struggled alot, adapted and over time  the experience helped me learn how to think like an entrepreneur.  💥  If I did it, so can you!

This has made ALL THE DIFFERENCE for myself, my family and others.😇 Let’s take a brief look at the word ‘responsibility’ and how it’s connected with ‘no excuses’.  This truly determines our level of success in all areas of life. 👊

If you are ready to jump in I offer a FREE 30-minute consultation call. Here’s my calendar to schedule.

Overcome This Human Tendancy To Succeed

Do you think that your low sales and inability to recruit new team members are a product of someone interfering with your efforts? Are you blaming other people for your own failures? Is it your sponsor’s fault? The product’s fault? The company’s fault? 

If this is you, then you have a condition called ‘blameitis’. I had it at one time. I still watch out for it. (It’s a word that I came up with.) I say that because it is a serious ‘thinking’ condition of the mind. It shows itself by the type of language we use. It needs to be replaced. It is not effective towards making life work.  But…how do you do that? 😳

Unfortunately, it’s human nature for you (and me) to blame others for our failures – it comes naturally. 😪 We don’t have to work at it.  It’s easier to say things just weren’t “meant to be”.  Or point a finger at someone or something. That was the reason things didn’t work.

Sadly, over 95% of all networkers quit within their first year. 😖 They see little to no results, get frustrated, listen to others negativity or blame others and end up making some excuse for quitting. 

What you are actually doing is quitting on your hopes and dreams. Who can afford to do that?  To succeed, life requires that we change. We adapt.

If you’ve heard enough and want learn how to stop spinning your wheels, schedule a FREE Call with me here:  It’s on me. I love helping people.

So, How Do We Move Past Blaming & Get To The Place of Taking Responsibility For Bettering Our Life, Finances & Business?

Here is the truth, what I call – Success Principles that I have learned and applied over the past 25 years. 👍

1.) Changing your ‘Life’ – (business, finances, health, relationships)  begins with mind change. You must commit to personal growth – This is not the great suggestion. 😉

To transform your thinking from ‘job’ to ‘entrepreneur’. How? One way is to schedule with me here to receive a free coaching call .  We’ll develop a plan that works for you.

As a basic start, commit to reading or listening for 15 minutes a day – to successful entrepreneurs and how they made it. EVERY DAY.

2.) If you work a job…guess what. The owner(s) had to sweat, work long and hard and struggle to develop the business. Usually over years. It takes a committment and perseverance to make your network marketing business a success. 💥

Thankfully, today your chances of success are far greater. Learn how to use business advisors like myself.  It’s a game changer… 💪💥

It’s your choice… to change your life.  To get past your current ‘story’- your fear of people, fear of failing, lack of confidence or whatever barrier is stopping you. To close more sales, gain new recruits to earn that extra $500-$1000 or more every month.  😃

You can then start paying your way out of debt and head towards financial independence. ❤️ Start your journey right here.  It’s your choice.

If you want to build a profitable work anywhere business, you have to realize that every failure– and therefore, every success– is a product of the things YOU do…and who YOU are becoming.  ❤️

3.) Take OWNERSHIP of your mistakes. Listen to your language. No blaming. I can show you how to learn and grow from your mistakes.

The MOMENT ⚡you take RESPONSIBILITY for your life and your networking business, is the moment you stop making excuses⚡and start getting resourceful! ⚡

If you are having trouble closing the sale or want to learn how to be more effective with recruiting, I offer a FREE coaching call. My calendar is here.

Hope to talk soon,  ⚡

Lynn McClurg,

Business Advisor, Mentor, Health Enthusiast, Husband and Father

P.S. If you haven’t yet, schedule your Free consultation call with me. Don’t wait. Progress in life is ONLY made by the decisions we make.

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