I know this might sound funny from an L4 member who has literally helped hundreds of people outside of my team but I wanted to be real and get this off my chest. I have been spending more time in a MLSP forum to give free information and I ran into this.
There is a member there that many of you probably think like or at one time did.
“Can I learn from leaders for free?”
I want you to think about this.
I help many mlsp members, and many more on this forums who never say thanks. That is okay and expected. I still continue to bring value and help whoever is here on a semi automated basis. Trust me when I say I screen your calls cause I'm not superman.
I work my business 4-5 hours a day and can NOT help everyone as much as I should. That's life.
So who has priority?
- My Primary business team
- MLSP team
- My own learning
- My own marketing
- MLSP in general (you peeps) — But guess what… I'm still here putting in my own time to help the community.
Looking at that order and how much I spend with helping people can you honestly say that you should “expect” me to work with you on a completely free basis over phone/email/text?
Think about this. Wouldn't that be wrong to my own teams that I help someone outside my team more than those in it? I mean they are basically paying me to be related. The cost of learning was to join my MLSP team and on a deeper level to join my primary business.
So where does one draw the line?
I'm not perfect and still learning. Success came to me in a wave and I need to know what is the general opinion on this. I would love to hear your opinion on this. I want to be the best MLSP L4 Leader out there and I need to connect to what you think.
Am I being a prick and should I help ANYONE without want and without time constraint even at the cost of sacrificing my own business partners and my own business?
Where does one draw the line? When should someone tell another member
— Look. you have called me 2 times, you have emailed me multiple times for help. Obviously you need help in the worst way possible yet you are crossing that line to when your taking up more time than a normal person should. —
Am I off base? Am I greedy?
I'm just being real and want real comments and not half baked one.
If you were at the Vegas event Tracey Walker talks about NOT leaching onto your leader. Be it in your mlsp team or primary. The more you leach onto them the less they too can educate themselves and grow. You must EARN their time. One way is to straight up buy it. Another way is to join their teams. But in the end we are in network marketing which consists of massive numbers. How does 1 person train everyone yet still grow? It's impossible. And hence why you must EARN IT. Be it you teaching your leader a new lead method, you offering to help on calls, you offering your skill sets like writing articles for them or following orders without question.
Myself and many leaders LOVE teaching. We love great students who apply what they learn. But with 24hrs in a day who should get the most attention? Your internal teams or those outside of it? Where is the line in the sand?
This teaching is critical if you are to ever have a massive team. I'm not saying take money and run but what I'm saying is you can't nickle a dime your leader for questions found in public places. David Wood talks about NEVER being your $2 tech support. Guess what… no one ever asks him technical questions.
As a leader we are grooming you to be self sufficient and ONLY reach out when you have to. This is why we do primary team webinars to answer questions on an open platform vs calling 100 people answering the same question.
Jerry Clark says P.A.T – Point At Tools. You must leverage tools to save time.
There are always going to be people on this board who say I'm not leading with a big heart. I ask those people to talk to the hundreds I have helped that I never made a dime from yet still trained them.
So which side are you on? Is Lawrence Tam a money hungry junkie that shouldn't be on the boards since he has a line he draws in the sand to when enough free training is enough?
Is Lawrence Tam teaching you how to reach out to people by interviewing them first. Is it a process of finding out if Lawrence Tam would even want you on his personal team? Cause I'll tell you right now I've rejected members from joining due to the fact they were super needy, questioned my trainings and never applied what I taught. Why in the heck would I want to be linked to a member who is that unproductive and destructive to themselves?
Be accountable to your own business.
I've spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars in this industry and education over the years. I have paid my dues. Why should you get a shortcut to learning when I paid in money and time?
have you paid your dues to the industry yet? If so, think about what your saying when your not happy to why I won't call you daily or let you in on my protected internal trainings…. think about it
Thinking back I spent 90min with a local mlsp member NOT in my team or primary. I'm not sure if that was the best use of my time as that whole night was used on that person. I sacrificed my training to my personal team and personal development. I'm not sure if I should be doing that for free considering I could have been using that time training my new team members. Am I off base?
Voice your opinion below 😉 (I'm ready for positive and negative feedback alike. I'm human)
PS. Make sure to graduate from my 7 day internet lead generation bootcamp. I don't want you asking questions like “where do you get leads” when I tell you plainly what I'm doing.
PPS. I wrote this article in mind to you Jesse. I want to spend more time with leaders like yourself and I have to be Blunt. Blunt as Heck! But in doing so I feel I can evolve into a kick butt mentor you deserve. I'm growing just like everyone else. I want to be the mentor you would travel the world to see. And my journey into doing so starts with real feedback. I want my teams to explode and exceed what I've done personally. I am one father, one husband, one marketer online making to change our industry for the better.