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Power Start (or Re-start) Your Business!

It seems so easy! Well…ok, perhaps easy is the wrong word. It is challenging, but it’s easier than you think! However, I have never done a power start. I have tried on several occaisions, but seem to get maybe 15 or 20 faces for the month, not the full 30.

Well, tonight at meeting (and in our night owl’s chat) we talked about doing…. guess what? A power start! (For those who don’t know, a power start is putting MK on 30 faces in 30 days). I really wasn’t too excited to talk about it (again), but I’m glad we did. I saw that I have been over complicating things… AGAIN!

Getting 5 hostesses to have 5 guests = 30 faces!

The Plan: Book 10 to hold 5 or more (just in case there are not 5 guests at each class.) Plus life happens. Over booking is the key to success. Not to mention that some will postpone past the 30 days.

The Results: Miracles happen when you complete a power start! Think about it, if you interviewed even half of those ladies, you would have 3 new team members (or more!). When you do the power start + 10 inteviews in 30 days, this is your PERFECT START. Working full circle and offering the opportunity to all the ladies would mean you would have 6 new team members and probably be well on your way to being a car driver or director.

Note: I am talking to myself as much as I am to you! Knowing what we need to do doesn’t get the job done. Knowledge is great, but action is where it’s at. When we put our knowledge into actually doing a power start, the results will be well worth it. Not to mention how much fun we will have, sales we will make, and the people we will meet along the way.

This is the true MK way. No matter what you have done in the past, a new 30 days can start TOMORROW! You have a clean MK slate to start doing things the right way, and get the right results. I am so thankful that we don’t have quotas, just goals. I know I sure am glad to get a do-over now and then!

I am off to find a good power start script and tracking sheet. Look for those in the files soon!

So I’m going for it! Who’s gonna do a power start with me?



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Your Question Answered!: The Do Not Call List and Referrals

Be sure to read this post thoroughly and see these links for how to see if your referrals are on the Do Not Call Registry:

–> Info from the FCC– Click HERE
–>More Info the government (Q&A)–Click HERE
–>Direct access to the database–Click HERE

Note: There is no fee to check up to 5 area codes. You are required to check your contact list against the Do Not Call Registry at least every 31 days to check for newly registered numbers. However, anyone who has purchased from you within the last 18 months is exempt (even if they are on the list).

This comes from the site Evan

Q: How will the Do Not Call Registry here in the United States affect my ability to follow up on referrals for new business? Continue reading


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The First Weekly Night Owl’s Chat!

WOW! What a smashing success! Now granted, only 2 readers were in the chatroom with me, but what a powerful brainstorming session we had!

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