posted on: 5/24/2013 10:49:26 AM EST
This Blog Post will Offend some of You.
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I know recruiting rule number one is. Never pre-judge. Actually you shouldn't be offended because I never really pre-judge people, because I have been surprised by people in the past. However lets just say i am cautious with some recruits.

I have been in sales and marketing for longer than I care to admit, so it seems a little odd that, while I don’t pre-judge them I am cautious about recruiting salespeople, especially if they are successful in their sales experience. Why?

Because there seems, in my experience to be a better chance that a successful salesperson:

May not be coachable. They may want to shortcut the system, create their own way to doing things. They think they know everything about sales (but network marketing is different).

Additionally they have probably already exhausted their warm market, already having sold all their friends other products.

Let me be clear, I am not suggesting not to recruit salespeople into your network marketing opportunity or that I don’t because I have and do, like I said I have been surprised in the past, these things are not always the case 100% of the time.

I am suggesting, when you recruit salespeople in to your network marketing business, that it would be wise to observe them more closely, reassure them that you believe in their abilities and that they can become a network marketing leader one day, but in all fairness be clear that network marketing is much different than traditional sales, and that they may have to work harder learning how to win in network marketing because of their former successful sales career.

Running your own business, whether a traditional, brick and mortar or you work from home, is not easy, it is important to fill your mind with positive, inspirational and motivational thoughts and idea,  not to worry now you can get an App for that.

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Rick Chapin   288 day(s) ago
Thanks for your comment Dennis.
Rick Chapin   288 day(s) ago
You are right,Keddrick (you've run into a few people like that too, right). Thanks for your comment.
Rick Chapin   288 day(s) ago
Thanks for your comment Valarie.
Rick Chapin   288 day(s) ago
Thank you Sigurd for your encouraging comment and share on Twitter and G+.
Dennis Thorgesen   288 day(s) ago
We have heard this two ways. There are people who say they do well without a list. This we say depends on what business you are in. There are people we know who use their lists very effectively to sell products. Others earn $50,000 a year with a blog with no ads. All strictly from their list. Don't discount anything without trying it.
Keddrick Tucker   288 day(s) ago
Awesome post Rick. If you are not teachable or coachable, then you won't experience true success because you are a know it all! Thanks for sharing.
Rick Chapin   288 day(s) ago
Thank you Wendy for your comment, like and share.
Rick Chapin   288 day(s) ago
Thanks for your comment Devin
Valarie Johnson   288 day(s) ago
Some great information Rick! thanks for this info
Sigurd Skeie   288 day(s) ago
Respect my friend! Yet an other GOOD Blog, never pre-judge I like it. Itsa one for all to read now. Sharing it Twitter, and G+ and ofcoz hit the "Scary" like button :D Success Sig
Wendy Hosman   288 day(s) ago
very good information! You do have to be wise about who you recruit. A team is only as strong as it's weakest link. Liked and shared!
Devin L    288 day(s) ago
Rick great insight another word for not being teachable is pride .
Rick Chapin   288 day(s) ago
Thank you Ron for your comment and share.
Ron Bagley   289 day(s) ago
Thanks Rick, for sharing this most interesting PR. Shared
Rick Chapin   325 day(s) ago
Thanks James, for your comment
James Stevens     326 day(s) ago
Rick, this is great....go ibo...
Rick Chapin   326 day(s) ago
Thanks for your comment Don and Gina
John Bow   326 day(s) ago
Hi Rick, Great Press Release, I will be sharing for you. Have a great weekend!!
Christi Brown   327 day(s) ago
Interesting post and information. Your comments are well stated.
Prakash Kunjeer   327 day(s) ago
Very interesting title and excellent content. Thanks.
warren button   327 day(s) ago
Thanks for sharing the information, Rick!...You made several good points about Sales and Network Marketing!...Back up top for you!...Go IBO!
Curtiss Martin   327 day(s) ago
A very interesting press release, Rick. You have raised some very excellent points. Some people believe that experience in one area leads to expertise in all areas. I believe that there is always something new to learn. Thanks for sharing your insight and experience.
Rick Chapin   328 day(s) ago
Thanks for your comment Herman.
Herman van Niekerk    328 day(s) ago
Great release Rick, good read, thanks for sharing your experience with us - way to go. Have a wonderful week-end.
Rick Chapin   328 day(s) ago
You are like a magnet Lonnie, alright, good for you. Thanks for your comment.
Rick Chapin   328 day(s) ago
Thanks for your comment Clarence.
Lonnie E. Shipe, M.A.    328 day(s) ago
I do not think I recruit anyone, they find me.
Clarence Barnes   328 day(s) ago
Great PR Rick. I beleive some people are change resistant. They are used to diong thinks the old way. Thanks for sharing.
Rick Chapin   328 day(s) ago
Thanks for your comment Phyllis.
Rick Chapin   328 day(s) ago
You are absolutely right Patrica it is all about being coachable. Thanks for your comment.
Rick Chapin   328 day(s) ago
Thank you Cynthia for your comment, bump and share.
Rick Chapin   328 day(s) ago
Thanks for your comment Tony.
Phyllis Price   328 day(s) ago
These are wise remarks that I agree with Thanks for the PR.
Patricia Reynolds   328 day(s) ago
Being "coachable" is key. Well-taken points, Rick. Thank you for sharing.
Cynthia Minnaar   328 day(s) ago
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on recruiting successful salespeople Rick - very interesting. B&S
tony bayliss   328 day(s) ago
Good article Rick, nothing there to upset me.

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