Category Archives: networking

Get Your Stuff Together!

Don’t you think it’s time you Get Your Stuff Together?GYST1

GYST is a new kind of Master Mastermind Group.

What makes GYST special?

You have the power of a traditional mastermind group with the unique benefit of two professional coaches to guide and direct the meetings as well as lend their years of experience.

With the support of a business coach AND life coach behind you, imagine how much that can supercharge your growth and progress.

You’ve never seen a mastermind group quite like GYST.

Whether you have experienced other mastermind groups in the past or this is your first time, GYST will kick start your life and business.

Next GYST meeting:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

11am-1pm

One Hundred Club, Portsmouth, NH

www.onehundredclub.com

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How to support your friends 

Chances are you know a lot of people who have their own home business on the side. After all, there are at least 100 million people on the planet running their own small businesses as independent distributors for over 1000 different companies, and the numbers are growing.LoveYourNeighbor

The way I look at it, if I need to buy something, I would rather buy from my friends first. There is a great saying I heard a few years back, “Would you reach past your friend to shake hands with a stranger?” For some reason, there are many people who know their friends sell a type of product that they use regularly, but these people would rather go to WalMart and pick up something cheap instead. To me, that says a lot about their friendship.

When I sat down to look at what we buy from friends, I was actually a bit shocked.

This is how we support our friends:

  1. Tupperware from David
  2. Personal Protection Products from Nicole
  3. Candles from Paula
  4. Essential Oils from Abby
  5. Bags from Shana
  6. Cleaning products from Stephanie
  7. Chocolate from Lianne
  8. Fun Jewelry from Karen
  9. Seasonings from Shirley
  10. Kitchen Utensils from Melodie
  11. Antioxidants from Lynne
  12. Men’s Clothing from Graham
  13. Nutritional Shakes from Rebecca
  14. Supplements from Kellie

I may be missing someone. Apologies if I forgot to include. These are just the current friends and products who we support. There have been others over the years. And, YES, my friends support my business as well.

Growing up, I remember my mother supported a few of her friends as they started their businesses in Avon, Tupperware, and Mary Kay. Must be a family tradition.

For anyone who might be curious, I sell the world’s best line of skincare and nutrition products with minerals for the Dead Sea. This includes, hair care, body lotions, facial products, men’s products, vitamin+herbal supplements, and soon to be much more. Our company is listed in the TOP 100 of all Direct Sales companies in the world, and rising up the list fast.

It’s your choice – If you use shampoo, moisturizer, hand cream, vitamins, soap, or other common body care products, you can get them cheap from WalMart, or I can introduce you to much better quality products at a reasonable price.

Thank you to those friends who choose to support my growing business.

Networking Tip #7

Networking Tip #7 – Choosing the right team

Follow this logic for a bit:

If you are going to get serious about networking, then joining a referral networking group is a good idea.

But, which group is right for you?

networking-meetingToo many people join a networking group simply because they like the people in it. That’s all we’ll and good, but you’re there for the referrals and to build your business. So, it stands to reason that you should check how many referrals are being passed every week. If the group isn’t passing referrals consistently, then they are not a networking group. They are a social club. Since I’m a business coach, I tend to like groups that tract their numbers carefully. That way I know how serious they are about business.

In order for the group to pass you qualified referrals, they need to have a network of customers that fit your target demographic. Take a look at what businesses are members and ask yourself if their client base is also a good fit for you. Does your product or service offering compliment theirs or conflict?

You also need to be able to give referrals in return. So, would your client base have a need for the products or services offered by the other members? Not all, but maybe at least half of the group.

Does this networking group have the right level of structure for you? Is it very loose in the meeting agenda or possibly too strict for your taste. Can you see yourself adjusting to the format or will that always be a source of frustration for you?

What is the cost of membership? This is a touchy question for some people. If your mindset is that you want to spend as little as possible, then I humbly suggest the group you join will have a similar mindset and the referrals you receive will be of similar quality. There are many networking groups who are proud to say that they don’t have any kind of financial commitment for membership. Take a good look at the group. Check the size of its membership. How long do members stay? And, of course, are referrals being passed every week? Often, you will find that low commitment leads to low performance. On the other hand, there are some groups that charge a hefty fee for membership and they still don’t pass many referrals. But, in general, the more commitment that is required, the more serious the members are about passing well-qualified business to each other. By and large, you get what you pay for with networking groups.

Another point to consider is whether the networking group offers education and tools for the members to learn more about networking effectively. Books, videos, articles, newsletters, podcasts, weekly educational moments, public speaking training, etc. can help the members gain confidence in their networking skills.

Still, one more thing is whether the networking group has connections outside of its membership such as, is it part of a larger organization that can help expand your sphere of influence? You may be a local business and don’t care or you may have unlimited geography and this could be helpful.

I don’t know if my networking group is right for you, but I invite you to check it out.

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If you want some assistance with choosing the right networking group for you, contact me.

Young Entrepreneurs

young-entrepreneurIn 5th grade, my oldest son, Mackenzie, started his own business. He drew his own graphic arts books and sold them. First, he sold them to classmates, then I brought him to business networking events and he sold advertising in the books.

His hopes, dreams, and career were crushed by the public school system when he was told he couldn’t sell his books in school any longer. 

True story. I’m not creative enough to make this stuff up.

Before his career was ended, he made over $300 as a 12 year old building his own business. He was learning sales skills, marketing, basic financial management, interpersonal skills, and negotiation along with his artistic talent. He had great pride in his work and the relationships with the adults he met and learned to converse with at their level. He was treated as an equal at business events and congratulated for his initiative by those who understood the work it takes to build a business.

Coming from a family of self-employed business owners, this experience hit me deep. I taught in the public school system for many years and was always amazed that entrepreneurship was never taught as a class. In fact, it’s discouraged in favor of the traditional 40-40-40 mindset. You know, get a good education, work 40 hours a week for 40 years and try to retire on 40% of what you couldn’t afford before. Anytime I offered to teach a course on business ownership, I was shot down. After all, I’m third generation in the family business since 1926, what do I know? As a local business owner, when I tried to offer my assistance in the schools, I was constantly told “we can only accept your help if you’re a non-profit organization”. Seriously?

If you feel that you’ve been stuck in a box by the limited mindset that public school has to offer and want to escape, let me help you. Escape the Rat Race, the 40-40-40 scam, the trap that is considered normal. Contact me to learn how you can build a business to be proud of. It doesn’t take a lot of money and it can be done part time. All it takes is the desire to want to be more and to put in the effort to be successful.

Join me for a FREE information session and business meeting to see if you have what it takes.

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Who wants to be a Millionaire?

genz3a-cropIf I offered you an opportunity to build a business, gave you free coaching and tons of support, showed you a step-by-step proven blueprint for how to be successful, and helped you create a 5-year plan to become a millionaire…would you be interested in learning more?

My name is Matt Randall. I’m a business coach with over 30 years of experience helping people set and achieve goals. I’m looking for 10 highly motivated and hard-working GEN-Zr’s (the 18-25 year old group) who want to be the next generation of millionaires by age 30. This is no joke, and it will take hard work, but it can be done. In fact, I’ll introduce you to others who have already reached that goal using this system.

For complete details and days/times for the next business meeting, visit my EVENTS page.

Referrals are your best and least expensive marketing

Referrals are always your best and least expensive marketing resource…that’s assuming that they are qualified referrals. Unqualified referrals are no better than a cold call.

How do you get better qualified referrals?

While I could write a lengthy dissertation on the process of developing a team of business associates who know, like, and trust you enough to refer business to you on a regular basis…it would be far easier just to invite you to see how it’s done.

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Do you like getting referrals?

If you enjoy giving and receiving referrals, and being around positive people, who happen to be very successful, and are extremely professional…then you really need to be at our Visitor Day on May 25th.

Attend this very special networking event with me and bring at least 50 business cards. I would be happy to introduce you to a bunch of people who want to meet you and refer business.

GET YOUR NAME ON THE GUEST LIST HERE – use the VISIT CHAPTER button.

And, remember to share this post with others who are positive and motivated.

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2nd Anniversary Party

SEACRET-STORY2 years go by fast and you’re invited to celebrate.

Let’s have some fun with friends and prizes!

Anyone can play and there is no purchase necessary to earn raffle tickets.

Download the official contest rules here – MayContest

What can you win?

All entries will be placed in a random drawing for these cool prizes:

  • 1 Seacret Mascara Gift Set (retail value $79 – SOLD OUT, but I have 1)
  • 1 Seacret Mother’s Day GORGEOUS Gift Set (retail value $135 – SOLD OUT, but I have 1)
  • 10 Tickets to an exclusive party on May 23rd at the Fisher Cats Baseball Game in Manchester, NH. Luxury suite seats with food and drinks.
  • Could be some surprises also.

How do you earn tickets?

The contest runs May 1 through May 21 at 8pm ET.

  • 1 Ticket for every item purchased online
  • 2 Tickets for attending my 2nd Anniversary Party on May 21 from 5pm-8pm. Be there for the drawing and get bragging rights!
  • 3 Tickets for bringing a friend to the party
  • 3 Tickets for VIP customers who refer a friend who purchases through your personal web portal by using the ‘Enroll Customer’ button (they also get entered in the raffle, plus you get $10 credit in your account for each referral)
  • 5 Tickets for joining me at the Maine Event on Friday, May 19, 630pm in Kennebunk Maine. (call me to book a seat. It’s free.)
  • 5 Tickets for scheduling a spa party in May
  • 5 Tickets for closing an open party by May 21
  • 10 Tickets for becoming a SEACRET™ Agent by May 21

How do you order?

Current Customers – use your personal web portal

New Customers – call me for directions on how to become a customer and choose the right products for you – 603-767-6500

Remember…you don’t need to purchase anything to earn raffle tickets. You can simply show up the events and bring friends to party with us or schedule a Seacret spa party.

Call for details, directions, questions, or just have a pleasant conversation with your local Seacret Agent.