Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do every morning is eat a live frog, you should be able to go through the rest of your day with the satisfaction of knowing this would be the worst thing to happen to you all day long. We all have frogs we have to eat every week, for they represent things we dread doing, things we feel uncomfortable doing, things we fear doing, etc. More than likely one or two frogs you have to deal with today or tomorrow are eating away at you right now.
Many people feel the act of selling a concept, a plan or a product to someone is a big frog they can’t eat or swallow. They have a constant fear of rejection. Common sense tells us that we shouldn’t expect success in sales if we’re not willing to make the pitch and ask for the order (i.e. close the sale). But the fear of rejection, the fear of hearing the word “no,” often leads to procrastination and delays, eventually to failure and quitting something that once held great promise.
The key to your financial success in life is learning to eat your frog first thing every day. Take the one thing you dread doing the most and do it first. Then, everything else comes easy. If you have two frogs, do as Twain sugggested – always eat the ugliest one first. If you can learn to eat your frogs, putting the items you dread doing the most at the top of your “to do” list, making them the highest priority and the first thing you tackle daily, you’ll find the rest of your day and week will be a piece of cake.
Twain always had a way with words, but somehow, this saying has always had a deep and profound meaning for me. People who can get up every day, organized and willing to eat their frogs first, are typically highly successful in sales and marketing. You can be successful also if you are willing to eat your frogs! In fact, if you can eat just 9 frogs, you’ll be off to a super start with your Watkins Products business and soon be making several hundred dollars per month during your first year. To illustrate, I’ll give you an example of how you can make $941 per month.
The Summit Group of Watkins Associates calls this the 9-4-1 plan. Sponsor just 9 people as Watkins Associates. You may have to introduce the moneymaking opportunity plan of Watkins to 20 or more people before you get 9 to sign up. Continue eating at least one frog daily until you get 9 people to become Watkins Associates. Once you have 9 associates underneath you, you will help each of them by seeing that they receive guidancce from you and the Summit Group so that each averages recruiting 4 new associates. You now have 45 people in your downline, the 9 you sponsored and the 4 (on average) that each of your nine sponsored. So one layer below you there are 9 associates, and 2 layers below you there are 36 new associates. Now, let’s say that on the layer of 36 associates you reach a point fairly soon where each of them sponsors one new Watkins Associate. That’s another 36 associates. Once you’ve reached this point you now have 81 people in your downline. Visualize the 3 layers: 9 x 4 x 1. Including yourself, you have 82 people in your Watkins sales organization.
Now, if each of the 82 associates in your Watkins sales organization or downline diverted just $20 per week of their purchases for personal home products, medicine chest and first aid supplies, baking supplies, etc., your total commissions and bonuses from your 9 x 4 x 1 sales organization would earn you an estimated $941 per month. And it all started with you sponsoring just 9 people. With that I’ll close with a simple question — “Was it worth eating a few frogs to get your 9 personally sponsored Watkins Associates?” Think about what $941 could do for you. That’s 2 new car payments per month. Over a 12 month period the total earnings would cover annual college tuition costs at a state college or university.
Put that $941 in your pocket one day. Make up your mind to start eating those frogs now. If you’re not a Watkins Associate and want more information about Watkins, click here.
If I had to pick one trait or attribute I’ve witnessed in every successful Watkins Associate I’ve come to know it would be “believe in our product line.” Belief, I might add, to the point of becoming regular ongoing everyday users of Watkins products.
Why? Well, its really quite simple. For you see it follows the centuries old adage of “you can’t sell what you don’t believe in (or use) yourself.” After all, how can you truly sell Watkins Products with the conviction and pride of someone who uses the product unless you’ve personally experienced the product yourself?
Demonstrating your belief in any product is far easier if you actually buy and use the product yourself. It is so easy to believe in Watkins products and to use them yourself because (1) the product line is so large (350 products), (2) they all come with a moneyback guarantee, (3) they’ve each been proven time and time again to work wonderfully well and live up to their respective product descriptions.
If you’re a new Watkins Associate looking for a place to start, look no further than your Watkins catalog. My advice to new Associates is to read the merits of individual products listed in he catalog, then pick a few you believe you will use and order them. Once you’ve used them yourself go forward and sell. You’ll find its much easier to describe and sell products you use personally than it is to memorize product descriptions and sales pitches and try to sell later.
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One of the first questions Watkins customers and new associate prospects asks me is, “Can you really make money selling Watkins products?” Although I’m always tempted to ask them, “Why do you ask, do you think I’m just doing this for fun?”, I instead point out to them that there are 50,000 Watkins Associates, and just like anything you do in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
Now that’s the practical answer, because the group of 50,000 is made up of new associates just starting out and earning less than $100 per month, to others who regularly earn a six-figure income from Watkins annually. Numerous Watkins associates represent people only trying to earn a parttime income and consistently make $500 to $1,000 per month or more. But like any business, you get out of Watkins what you put into it.
I’m not purposely trying to be vague and apologize for use of any cliches. So for those readers that would like specific earnings information, I will refer to an earnings report Watkins published a few years ago that revealed active associates achieving the status of mid-level managers earned $16,500 to $35,400 per year from their Watkins business, while those associates willing to work a little harder and achieve the status of high level leaders earned from $69,900 to $236,100 per year. Even still, this is not the highest income level earned by a Watkins associate. I know of at least one member in our Summit Group of Watkins associates that is making more than $500,000 per year in Watkins revenue. You can become a downline member of the Summit Group and receive a treasure chest of online education and training that will immensely improve your ability to get off to a fast start online.
The true beauty of a Watkins Associate home business is that you’re not only solving your personal financial ailments and gaining financial freedom, but Watkins’ line of healthcare products ease and/or cure a multitude of ailments suffered by millions of Americans. Chances are you might be suffering from one or more of the health issues I’m talking about.
Allow me to explain with the following example. Did you know that nearly 16 million Americans have diabetes, and another 13 million have high blood sugar, which puts them at risk of developing diabetes. As a result of this condition, many of these Americans require insulin or medication to control blood sugar levels.
So where does Watkins come into this issue? Let’s consider the recent findings of a medical study by the Agricultural Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture that concluded a simple spice may hold promise in the fight to control blood sugar. The study found that the spice we know as cinnamon makes cells in the human body more responsive to insulin. In other words, cinnamon helps to control the level of sugar, or glucose, in the blood.
The positive outcome of this research for you and I would imply that adding cinnamon to foods regularly may prove to be the “spice of life” for anyone that is dealing with blood sugar problems. Watkins Cinnamon is one of our most popular products and is featured in Watkins’ Gold Medal Assortment. The Gold Medal Assortment makes a great gift for a friend, relative or anyone you know what a gourmet flair. Watkins Baker’s Basket contains a variety of products featuring cinnamon (e.g., Cinnamon Muffin Mix, Cinna-Cream Sprinkles, Cinnamon Honey Crème, etc.).
Another example would be the skin conditions or diseases we know as eczema and psoriasis. Three products have been found to do wonders in curing or sharply minimizing the symptoms of these conditions. They are: Watkins Red Clover Salve, Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve and Watkins Skin, Hair and Nails (SNF Formula).
If you’re not already a Watkins Associate, consider becoming a Watkins Associate. It costs less than you would normally spend to take a family of four to the movies. If you want to purchase Watkins Products please feel free to visit my Watkins online catalog site.