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Edwards Energy, a new beginning in Eastern NC! — Saint Paul Edwards (@EdwardsEnergy)
I have been in MLM or muliti level marketing for almost 3 months now with 5LINX. Many know and many don’t know about this company, but I am sure in all of our lives, we have all either heard about Network Marketing or been a part of Network Marketing or MLM.
If you ask around, you will get mixed reviews. More negative than positive, so I wanted to research the industry and see if I could find out why such mixed reviews, and why did most of them swing more toward the negative side, than the positive.
I came into 5LINX with a goal, a plan, a vision, and a reason as to why I wanted to even venture into this industry. I knew that Network Marketing or MLM was one of the top ways to gain wealth. I have seen time and time again, top leaders in their field saying, “Anyone can do this deal!” Or “If I can do it, so can you!” I don’t disagree with any of those statements, but what isn’t told most of the time up front is what it will take to make it to the top. The same sacrifices that you have to make in any business venture, you have to make with MLM or Network Marketing. No matter what the company is, or how simple the deal looks, or how great the compensation plan is, or the carrots they dangle in front of you as incentives such as cars, trips, bonus pools etc, you have to put all of that aside and formulate your plan. You have to have a vision, and you have to set realistic goals.
I am a young business owner. I have been in business for myself for a little over 4 years now and I have learned a lot. I know what it is like to make a million dollars, but it isn’t all that its cut out to be. Its not how much you generate, but how much you keep. Everyone wants to be on the other side of the table, but no one really truly knows what it takes to be the BOSS. There are more responsibility and liability than one could ever imagine. The expenses that are involved such as payroll, workers compensation, overhead or cost of doing business, insurance, printers, computers, supplies, TAXES, etc. There is an old saying that says, “It cost to be the Boss!” I am hear to tell you, that you are going to have to pay it. There are no ways around it, under it, over it, but you have to pay it. Its the cost of doing business.
I have heard many trainings and I have heard the sayings like, “when you come into this deal, you have to be ignorance on fire.” I totally disagree with that statement, b/c the only person that will make money is the up line. You can’t have blind leading the blind, because you are leading them to nowhere. I looked at many MLM’s and Network Marketing companies and what I have found is that LEADERSHIP is the key. Success is only as good as the person leading you. And that you have to take the learning curve very fast if you want to sustain in any MLM or Network Marketing company. And I mean ANY!!!! Look at the statistics that we have found.
I was talking to Mr. Kyle Freeman last night after he introduced me to Mr. Chris Oliver, and he told me there were things that you had to do EXCELLENT!!! Not good, or great, but EXCELLENT! Those 4 things, I should put on a website and make people pay for it, because it is the like the Holy Grail of MLM and Network Marketing. It was given to me, and being the giver that I am I will share with you. You have to be EXCELLENT at:
1. Presenting the Oppertunity
3. Finding and Developing Leaders
4. Overcoming the Objections
Sound simple enough, but executing takes a special kind of person. Am I saying that you have to do all of these things to make money in MLM? No, not at all. Some MLM or Network Marketing companies and oppertunities are simple plug in or turnkey businesses that you can instantly start making money. Key word to success of that company, “instantly!” If not, the majority will quit because they are W2 minded and that is fine. Being the Boss isn’t for everyone. But to be a leader and one of the top money earners in the company, you HAVE to be EXCELLENT at all of those things.
The Edwards Group, has created and have made quite a name for ourselves in 5LINX. We have broken company records,and have been on the top of the charts numerous occasions consistently. My wife and I are on track to hit SVP, which is Senior Vice President and we are very proud of this accomplishment, but we are more proud about our team members under us who are on track to doing the same in 90 to 180 days. That is POWERFUL!!! That is because of the system we have followed. We don’t mass recruit now because of the staggering statistics that we have found to be true. We are very selective in who we bring into our organization and because of that, it has increased our ability to attract Super Reds, or very influential and affluent people into our organization.
This is what helps us stand apart from other organizations. This is what we attribute to our success. Recruiting people who understand business, and put a system in place that can be followed. In any business, you face objections, but it is how you react to those objections is what separates a true leader from someone who thinks they are a leader.
The Edwards Group will continue to blaze a path being super, super, super selective in who we bring into our organization. We are headed to the top, and we ARE bringing others with us! We encourage individuality, because this is “your” business. We have put together tools to help brand and solidify and make known the leaders in our organization. We have given many tools to help our team members succeed. We have teamed up with Mr. Johnny Giles of Expert Business Presentations to provide these tools not only to our team members, but to all who desire to be successful in the industry of not only 5LINX, but any other MLM or Network Marketing company.
Check out the links to get an idea of what we do and some of our capabilities:
I want to congratulate a few partners who have been outstanding at following the system, understanding that it cost to be in business, and have proven their leadership:
1. Jennifer Edwards: Executive Director in 1 week in the business and on the verge of National Director.
2. Saint Paul & Wanda Edwards: Executive Director in less than 2 weeks in the business and on their way to National Director.
3. Jirah Wilkins: Executive Director in less than 2 weeks in the business and on the verge of National Director.
4. Brandy Smith: Executive Director in less than 2 weeks in the business and on the verge of National Director.
5. Tammy Rawlins: Executive Director in less than 3 weeks in the business and on her way to National Director.
6. Jauntee Wilkins: Executive Director in less than 3 weeks in the business and on her way to National Director.
7. FIHCO-Shannon Edwards: Executive Director in less than 4 weeks in the business and on her way to National Director.
8. Delors Monroe: Executive Director in less than 3 weeks in the business and on the verge of National Director.
9. Denise Harris: Executive Director in 4 days in the business. WOW!!!
Arminta “Pam” Smalls
Edwards Family Car Wash
Congratulations to you all and I look forward to many many many more acknowledgements for my business partners.
I intend on living a purposes filled life!!! A life where my dreams have been made reality!
“Our study showed that people who reported greater purpose in life exhibited better cognition than those with less purpose in life even as plaques and tangles accumulated in their brains,” said Patricia A. Boyle, PhD.
“These findings suggest that purpose in life protects against the harmful effects of plaques and tangles on memory and other thinking abilities. This is encouraging and suggests that engaging in meaningful and purposeful activities promotes cognitive health in old age.”
Boyle and her colleagues from the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center studied 246 participants from the Rush Memory and Aging Project who did not have dementia and who subsequently died and underwent brain autopsy. Participants received an annual clinical evaluation for up to approximately 10 years, which included detailed cognitive testing and neurological exams.
Participants also answered questions about purpose in life, the degree to which one derives meaning from life’s experiences and is focused and…
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This was a great review… I have to go see this movie now!
I was actually able to see a new movie BEFORE everyone else got a chance to ruin it for me!!! Happiness!!!
As a poor college student, most of my “fun money” goes to paying rent and the occasional night out at the bar. Nine dollars for a movie?! Not to see Will Farrell muck up another horribly contrived plot-line. But considering this was an awesome superhero movie based off of the even more awesome comics, AND some scenes were shot in my hometown of Cleveland, I just had to go. Besides, it was a good excuse for my boyfriend and I to bond in our geekiness over some pregame Incredible Hulk shots (yes, they really are as disgusting as they sound).
But was The Avengers really as good as all the hype? I sure think so.
In fact, I thought it was so good I immediately wanted to race home and post…
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Congratulations to my best friend and Wife: Nitasha and Otis
I am sooooooooooooooooo excited about this weekend coming up. One of my best friends and first ever business partner in a business that profited me some real money…lol along side my cousin Charles Jones. We 3 set out to accomplish a goal. That goal was to become the Hottest Entertainment Company around. Nightlife… was just the quick money flips to get the capital to build what we #DREAMed it would be! So Dream Entertainment was created and Brother Otis got us linked in with Will and James of Bluegoose. Two cool brothers who offered their resources and mentorship to us was awesome and I thank them for it.
We learned a lot and those seeds have birthed friendships and bonds that go unspeakable. Brotherhoods, and circles that abound in wealth. Successes and what some call failure, I choose to call it “payed for a good education,” as Mr. William Edwards and Mr. Johnny Bryan Giles have now expanded my mind to think in that perimeter. That is the true cost you pay in this world of real education. You hear the terms its real out here! lol! Well that is what we experienced going through our earlier business years together and have created these friendships. The test that you go through that cause you to see who your true friends are. Those true friends are in the list of brothers above, and the many other brothers who will be in attendance of this most joyous occasion on Saturday.
This Saturday, May 5, 2012 Nitasha Menon and Otis Ricks will be getting married. I love you guys. You are definitely and example of what “love” is. I celebrate you two. Where there is love, God is present. I can’t wait to see you, Jennifer and I are excited. I will be coming with tithing for you and your lovely wife! So have some fun with it. 🙂 I def see the the hand of God on your lives. I believe that he will truly bring abundance to you in your lives. I believe he sees fit to elevate you and raise you to a new height. I believe that your generations shall and will all be blessed because of your union. I believe with all the faith I have in the one who is able to keep us from falling, will make what I believe a truth in your heart or confirmation to your spirit.
You two have definitely been an inspiration to me. Otis was a young brother who showed that it was possible to be obedient. Clear minded enough to see truth and peruse it. Create, capture, and live in your dreams… and that it was possible. Not because he said it… but b/c he walked in it. I thank you for being the brother to show me that when God shows you the one, your spirit agrees and when your heart and spirit agree you know. And how to walk as an upright man in a mighty world of temptation. I thank you for your friendship, your leadership, your ministry!
Ministry isn’t what goes on in a church, but God showed us through Jesus and others that he chose to walk in a life such as his, that your life is your ministry. How you live day to to day says more about you than words. Otis, you def were that brother that showed me the reality that I wanted for myself. Beyond a dream I dreamed, you showed me that you can make your dream reality.
I thank God for my beautiful, awesome, amazing, extraordinary, wife Jennifer. That woman that God blessed me with is amazing, and I couldn’t be more thankful. So thank you Nitasha and Otis for showing me you can make your dreams reality, because it led me down an amazing path and journey in my life. These last three years have been breath taking.
I owe it all to one who is able to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 1:24