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EVERY Olympic athlete has a coach. The top ones hire their own personal coach.

I've had my own mentor-coach in network marketing since 2007.

Having a coach was (and is) one of the smartest things I have ever done.

A coach keeps you accountable and focused. There are many, many opportunities in life to get you sidetracked.

Pro athletes like Tiger Woods, Bobby Bonds, Peyton Manning, all the big stars, have several coaches. Each coach teaches their own specialty.

How To Choose A Coach

Let's keep it real here.

Who would you want to get your coaching from? Somebody who has experienced it, or somebody who hasn't?

Many of the coaches today in network marketing have never built an organization. Or they built it 5, 10, 15 years ago, but they can't build it today.

As the old saying goes, "if you can't do, teach."

So these network marketing coaches go out and teach people how to do what they can't do. What they did 10 years ago worked 10 years ago. But it doesn't work today. Times change so instead of being on the cutting edge of technology and learning (and USING!) the state-of-the-art in network marketing business-building, they hold themselves up as a coach!

Have you seen a coach who shows you his huge downline. Take a closer look, you'll notice it's from 12 years ago. He hasn't done anything since.

If you're going to be coached, you want to be coached by somebody who is doing it NOW, someone who is active today.

It is so crazy, but there are even "coaches" who promote it as a virtue that they no longer do network marketing. They'll tell you this lets them be objective. They'll tell you that you don't need to worry about them recruiting you into some other business.

Here is the truth: there's a lot more money in network marketing than there is in coaching - IF you can actually do network marketing, AND you can do the coaching anyway, while you're building your business.

So why isn't this person in network marketing anymore?

Easy. It's because they can't do it. Plain and simple, they can't build it.

It is completely insane to choose as your coach someone who is not currently successful at network marketing. They are ripping you off.

Some of these "unbiased" network marketing coaches don't like network marketing. They don't believe in it. Yet they will gladly take your money to coach you to success in network marketing!

One more thing - 90% of these coaches tell you that YOU have to change. They say you have to get out of your comfort zone, become this "A" type personality. And THAT is the reason it doesn't work.

Those "A" personalities can go out and do anything and be successful at it. But 92% of the world can't do that. And when you go out there telling them they have to change, it's no wonder there's such a high failure rate in network marketing.

Here's he truth and what I believe:

1. You're perfect just the way you are.

2. You need belief in yourself, belief in the business.

3. Learn some skills.

4. Take action.

And to coach somebody in network marketing, the biggest thing they need coaching on is their belief. They don't believe in the industry, their company, or themselves.

Most top business people have (or once had) a true mentor, someone who's done it before and knows what to do. The person with a mentor has a big advantage. I would be honored to be YOUR mentor, no matter what company you are in.

As your coach, I will believe in YOU until you can believe in yourself!

Terri Pattio
MLM Coach
Mentor with a servant's heart

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  • I am often amazed at how many people promote themselves as coaches, but they have no business of their own besides the coaching.  It sometimes seems there are more coaches than marketers.  I totally agree that anyone seeking a mentor, a coach, must learn about the person first.  Do research just as they did when researching their company.  This is a great blog Terri, and I'll be sharing it.

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    Wow Dr. F that is awesome to hear that you had Jim Rohn personally mentoring you. He is a great human being. Now you are paying it forward and helping others to be successful. Having a mentor is critical for success. We have a lot in common and I am blessed to know you.

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    Thank you Merle. I appreciate you for sharing your comment here today. Blessings to you in your life and business.

  • Great post Terri and have to agree that without a coach for the first few years of your career you will not get far.  I had no coach for the first 10 years online and never learnt a thing.  You are a great coach and always give great advice.

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