Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use. -Charles Schulz
As we approach Thanksgiving this week we wanted to stop and let you know how much we appreciate you and all of the hard work that you have put into TFT to make it successful.
THANK YOU… THANK YOU… THANK YOU!
It has been an incredible year for all of us (actually only 9 months) but we are so excited about what we have accomplished in this time, and even more excited about what we are about to do!
With over 480,000 members worldwide we know this company is destined for great things and we have a big vision to make it happen. Our plan is to become the largest distribution network for Free products and Daily Deals in the world.
Over the next few weeks you will see many new features going live on a daily basis as we prepare for the holiday season.
New features that just went live…
1. New Daily Deal Website
All members now have their own replicated Daily Deal website with a pop-out lead capture form to easily enroll new Free Members and earn commissions.
Your URL is located in the Member’s Area under "My Websites"
Using this website you can enroll new members very easily… Just send them to your page and when they find a good deal to buy they click it and instantly are prompted to become a Free Member under your affiliate ID. You will then get paid on EVERY DAILY DEAL they purchase!
How Much Do You Get Paid?
- 20% commission paid directly to the sponsor on ANY Free Member purchase.
- 5% commission paid to the member who enrolled the vendor (easily enroll TFT Vendors).
- 65% commission paid through our strategic compensation structure.
2. New Daily Deal Sorting Features…
We have put together some new sorting features where you can easily sort by region, category and title/keywords. The next feature going live will have auto-location and IP tracking for all visitors to land on their own local market deals without having to search. (very close on this)
3. New TFT Online Store LIVE…
We have launched our new tools website where you can get marketing tools, promotional items and other tools to help you build your TFT Network.
Check it out – http://www.shoptft.com
4. TFT Vendor Network Update…
We have been enrolling new TFT Vendors for about 2 weeks now and so far we have over 250 vendors who have been approved. We are reaching out to them to train and streamline the process for adding Daily Deals that all members will soon be able to buy.
All of the TFT Vendor deals will show up at the top of the search results and will be enclosed in a special TFT Exclusive Wrapper. This will let everyone know which deals are TFT Exclusive.
5. TFT Office Closed this week Wed-Friday
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday our offices will be closed on Wednesday Nov 23rd – Friday Nov 25th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday Nov 28th.
If you have any questions or urgent issues please contact us either today or tomorrow so that we can take care of you before the holiday.
We have a lot of great features going live and TFT is getting ready to pop off just in time for the holiday season!
Here’s to our success,
- TFT Support Team
Take a look at http://www.myfreething.com/kaizenenergy
We welcome Florita Atkins, Enrique Espinoza, Alejandro Quiquia and Miguel Lipari to Revvnrg Team Kaizen this week!
We had an AWESOME Super Saturday last week. I learned a TON! One tid-bit I took away from it that I wanted to share is the analogy of the baseball game.
In baseball, everyone wants to hit a home run. Home runs are exciting and the people cheer and the team scores. However, home run’s are few and far between. Most baseball games are not won based on home runs. They are won based on some singles, a few doubles, the occasional triple and a whole bunch of striking out.
As in baseball, those of us in network marketing also want to hit a “home run” (i. e. signing up an experienced marketer or getting the product into a big store). But those that are successful in this profession didn’t get there with home runs. They got there with “singles” and “doubles” and a whole ton of “strike outs”. In other words, it takes getting up to bat every single day and not being afraid to strike out. Some days you will get a base hit. Others you won’t. But if you stay in the game and keep playing long enough, eventually you may just get a “Grand Slam”!
If you haven’t noticed, not only is the the main Revvnrg website now available in Spanish but the backoffice and sign up page are too! So get your Spanish prospects to your site today!
Don’t forget your Revvnrg Winter Summit tickets, available now at www.revvexplosion.com/wintersummit
Here’s the weekly lineup:
Tuesday- Advanced Leadership Call at 6pm PST/8pm EST. Call line 424-203-8000 pin 108693#.
Wednesday- Join Silver Pearl, Joseph Cancilla to discuss the next step after you have accomplished the rank of Emerald. Call begins at 5pm PST/8pm EST at 712-432-0075 pin 972461#.
Saturday- Master Distributor Training call at 10:00am MST (712-432-0075, pin 972461#)
Does anyone need any Revvnrg business cards or a car door magnet? Let me know and I will hook you up!
Who hates to Follow Up?
I don’t know about you, but lots of people seem to have a problem with following up their leads. This is the feedback I often get from some people in my my team, so I guess other leaders experience the same problem from time to time.
So what can be done to make it easier to make the all important follow up calls? Well, let’s look at the 2 types of follow up call together with a couple of ideas……….
Two Types Of Follow Up
First Contact Follow Up. Making contact with a lead the first time can be a challenge for newbie marketers. Most of the leads I generate (and teach others how to generate) are inbound leads. In other words, the prospect approaches me, which is nice. But still I get people who aren’t comfortable making the call.
Fear intrudes, which is understandable – particularly if they’ve never done this type of work before.
I never have a problem phoning this type of lead. Although as indicated some reps struggle with picking up the phone to talk to people who are leaning forward and making an inquiry.
To me this is crazy, but the reality if that if you don’t ‘see’ yourself as being a problem solver – someone who has a great solution to a prospect’s problem – then you won’t feel comfortable picking up the damn phone! You’ll avoid it like the plague because your negative self talk will constantly undermine you.
Second and Subsequent Follow Ups. Some reps are fine talking to the prospect for the first time, but really struggle with this next step. After they send the prospect to a webinar, seminar, live call or some other presentation, they then become timid about following up at this point. Why? Fear of rejection, that’s the reason.
This is because this follow up step is all about that dreaded stage in the sales process – the Close! Scary stuff. But you don’t necessarily have to do the big close at this point – just treat it as a ‘sifting’ call. Or if it is deemed necessary to close the prospect in the traditional way, enlist the support of your upline to do the job for you. Sometimes I still use my upline to help out!
Like the dog in the picture, you gotta have a rock solid attitude. ‘Don’t fuss with me’ is the attitude we probably all need to have.
Nuts and Bolts Online Marketer
An excerpt from
by Mac Anderson
Leaders lead by example, whether they intend to or not.
What example did you set today? When you lead by example, you engage your people to follow your vision…not by words, but by action. While you are measuring your employees’ performance, they are measuring how well you follow through on both your words and your deeds.
Think leading by example is only for top management? Think again. Whatever your position in your organization, the way you do your job…and the attitude with which you do it…determines the impact that you have.
I recently read a story by Mark Brown in the Chicago Sun-Times that really drives this point home. Mark wrote about a Chicago-area mailman, Mike Martinez, who passed away at the age of 50, but left a lasting impression by the example he set:
"Mike was a heckuva nice guy who knew everyone on his route by name and always greeted them with a smile, a wave and some friendly chitchat.
"He was the kind of mailman who would warn them if they’d forgotten to move their cars on street-sweeping day, search the post office on his weekend day off for their missing package or stop by their homes after work for a beer or a barbecue."
The article goes on to describe other people that Mike touched as he delivered the mail, including Tom Lutz, who had suffered a stroke. Mike would call Tom and ask him to help deliver the mail to his neighbors as part of his rehab.
"He would encourage me to try a little harder each day, as my bad leg would get better little by little," said Tom.
"Martinez was such an unforgettable character, in fact, that some of those customers built a memorial garden in his honor.
"I’ve never seen anything quite like ‘Mike’s Corner,’ certainly not for a mailman. The garden consists of an exquisitely landscaped corner parkway plot with a small stone monument topped by an old-fashioned flag mailbox and a plaque designed to look like a letter. The letter to Mike T. Martinez Jr. carries a return address of ‘Rest in Peace 1959-2010.’
"You don’t need to have a big-shot job to leave your mark in this world. All is takes is a warm smile, an upbeat attitude and a kind heart."
There’s no doubt about it. Mike left some big shoes to fill along his route…but that challenge to achieve the same connection with those he served is part of his legacy.
"’It really makes you step up your game,’ said mail carrier Tamme Price as she worked his old route."
That’s the power of a living example. It can make those around you "step up their game,"…sometimes long after you are gone.
Jeff Gitomer, author of the Little Book of Leadership said it best, "Your people are a direct reflection of you. They watch you. They follow you. They measure you. They listen to you. If you want them to be dedicated to you, you have to be dedicated to them."
Through your words, actions and deeds, you set the foundation for building an environment of trust and respect.
Trust is the key to both managing people and building a high performance company. It is the foundation on which relationships are built. According to Tom Peters, "Technique and technology are important. But adding trust is the issue of the decade." Peters suggests that managers must take a "high-tech and high-trust" approach, putting the issue of trust at the top of the agenda and treating it like a "hard issue, not a soft issue." If employees feel you don’t trust them to do their jobs correctly and well, they’ll be reluctant to do much without your approval. On the other hand, when they feel trusted that you believe they’ll do the right things well, they’ll naturally want to do things to the best of their ability and be deserving of your trust.
In On Becoming a Leader, Warren Bennis outlines the four ingredients for leaders to generate and sustain trust:
1. Constancy. Whatever surprises leaders themselves may face, they don’t create any for the group. Leaders stay the course.
2. Congruity. Leaders walk their talk. In true leaders, there is no gap between the theories they espouse and the life they practice.
3. Reliability. Leaders are there when it counts; they are ready to support their co-workers in the moments that matter.
4. Integrity. Leaders honor their commitments and promises.
While corporate scandals, terrorist threats, office politics, and broken relationships have created low trust on almost every front, I contend that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust is not only vital to our personal and interpersonal well-being, it is the key leadership competency of the new global economy.
I am also convinced in every situation, nothing is as fast as the speed of trust.
Wishing you the greatest success,