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Liz Monte

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A year and a half ago, I joined a local chapter of Toastmasters International.  For my first speech, the one they call the "Icebreaker," in which you are supposed to tell about yourself, I recounted my history as an aspiring entrepreneur. In the last 25 years, I've had one continuous long string of home-based businesses -- failed home-based businesses.  And by "failed," I mean that I quit before I achieved success.

My list of entrepreneurial flops included gigs as a free-lance secretary (actually, I didn't really fail at that one, I just got bored with it); funny-face character model (I was really good at it, but the market I lived in -- Washington, DC -- wasn't big enough to sustain a career); interior decorator (I finally realized I just didn't care enough whether or not the client found the perfect knicknack for their end table); liquidation broker (sometimes referred to by others in the retail industry as a "bottom feeder"); artist's agent (never start a business selling high-end luxury goods two weeks before a terrorist attack); freelance editor/proofreader (my main client was the Journal of Oncology -- you would not believe the photos -- eeyew!); and network marketer.  Except I can't really say that I've failed as a network marketer because I haven't quit yet.  And I have no intention of quitting. Although I also can't truthfully say I've succeeded yet, either.

Appropriately, my favorite quote is by Winston Churchill:  "Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."

And some anonymous person:  "You can't fail if you never quit."

I started my current network marketing business in 1995.  I've been with the same company the whole time -- totally faithful to their products, although I've made quite a few detours into other non-MLM "businesses", as chronicled above.  I love the whole idea of network marketing, but I've never been able to make it work for me.  It hasn't been the fault of my company or its products -- the products have literally saved my life and I LOVE the company.

Much as I hate to admit it, it's the way I've been doing it. 

In September 2007, I stumbled across Ann Seig's books and got turned on to the concept of attraction marketing.  A year later in September 2008, after hearing about it for months, I finally read Mike Dillard's "Magnetic Sponsoring," and everything came into sharper focus.  (I'm slow.) 

Apart from the fact that I'm totally convinced that attraction marketing is the only way to truly succeed in this industry, there are aspects of it that really resonate with me -- the whole idea of giving freely without expecting anything back, for example. This is very much in synch with the person I want to become.  (Don't get me wrong -- I'm also in this for the money. I very much want to become financially independent so that I can volunteer full-time for my favorite non-profit.)

So my first step in becoming an attraction marketer was to build a website about attraction marketing. Flying by the seat of my pants, I embarked on a very steep learning curve, trying to stay a couple of steps ahead of my readers. I spent hundreds of hours researching and writing about Internet marketing strategies, and ended up with a site that I was rather proud of.

Recently, after realizing how out-of-date my original site had become, I embarked on a  near total re-write. I like the new version much better. You're welcome to take a look at it, even if it's just to see how someone else did it -- I'm always open to feedback. Here's the URL: www.WiseNetworkMarketer.com.

I put a lot of info on my site about the more "traditional" ways of drawing visitors that I had been experimenting with myself -- article marketing, Google, setting up an autoresponder campaign, filling the site with useful content, etc.

The one thing that remained a mystery to me, however, was social media marketing. After months of trying to figure it out intellectually, I finally just jumped in and started swimming. Which eventually led me to BetterNetworker.com.

I gotta say -- I LOVE this BetterNetworker site. I'm not sure what it is about it, but I feel like part of a warm, friendly community of very dedicated individuals with high integrity who are all pretty much walking in the same direction. I'm looking forward to sharing what I know, and learning a TON of stuff from other people -- especially how this social media thing works.

On the personal side, my other interests include writing, nutrition, EFT, exploring inner realms of consciousness, volunteering for my favorite charity, and traipsing up and down the East Coast watching my two teenage sons play golf (they both want to be on the PGA Tour some day).

Feel free to drop me a line. I'd love to get to know you.

Best wishes for your success,

Liz

 

 

 

Liz wrote an article: Are You Focused on the Obstacles? 8 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: Re: Have You Been Using Renegade Professional? 8 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: Have You Been Using Renegade Professional? 8 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: Re: WYSIWYG editor advice needed 8 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: WYSIWYG editor advice needed 8 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: Re: Article Marketing - What works for you? 8 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: Re: Article Marketing - What works for you? 9 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: Re: Guinea Pigs Wanted 9 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: Re: The Good News! 9 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: Re: ATTRACTION Marketing Killed my business... 9 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: Re: ATTRACTION Marketing Killed my business... 9 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: Re: Guinea Pigs Wanted 9 years ago
Liz posted in the forums: Re: Guinea Pigs Wanted 9 years ago
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Hey Liz, How is everything out in Virginia? I know we are so looking forward to spring getting here. Spring always seems to bring forth new growth, including within our business. Talk to you soon, Mike & Joy (mlmintegrity)
Comment by lizmonte
I agree... spring would be really nice. We're supposed to get 6 inches of snow tonight.
Thank you for adding me to your contact list. I’m looking forward to building a long lasting relationship with you. Please feel free to contact me for any reason. Always remember that “Leverage” is your most powerful asset! Only the best! Your friend and partner in success, Ron
Two thumbs up to you Liz! Your story of the network marketer with the "side jobs/businesses" and being with the same company the WHOLE time your "not succeeding" really resonates with me. That was ME! lololol.... until SBI :-). Thank you for sharing and that you for being a part of this BN community. Looking forward to getting to know you better Liz. Malika
Comment by lizmonte
And I look forward to getting to know YOU better, Malika!
Liz, Thanks for the friend request. I read your initial post about recruiting and enjoyed your perspective. Hope we can be a real blessing to each other! Merry Christmas
Comment by lizmonte
Dave, I'm definitely looking forward to getting to know you better.
Adam Taha wrote
Hi Liz Thanks for your beautiful comment. The more people say amazing words to me, the way you have on my profile, the more the heart of mine gets bigger, to give more to people, So thanks for your kind words and may your journey be like all great novels. Always changing the lives of others, around the world. Your friend Adam
Comment by lizmonte
Adam, clearly you have the heart of a great poet.
Hi Liz, of all people to see in this community,you're the one that I am truly happy to meet. Your website has inspired me to do whatever it takes to make my business grow. Thanks for making a difference. Terry
G'day Liz I agree with you, everyone on this site is so friendly, thanks for the friendship invite. Cheers Andrew
Hi Liz, Thanks for taking the time to connect. I look forward to getting to know you. ~ Amber
Thank you Liz, for your friendship request, and for your kind words! It looks like we agree about a lot of things, lol! Can't wait to get to know you around here:) Sonya
Hi Liz - Thanks for the friend connect. It appears that we may be able to JV. Can we connect later this week? www.theperfectbizfinder.com Steve
Comment by lizmonte
Why not?
To Attraction Marketing! :) Raymond Fong
Liz, Thanks for your time today and allowing me to ramble,hehe Your a Great listener! Thats Important. Can't wait for my product I'll keep you upto date and maybe do a Better Networker Blog! Have a Great Week End! Jim TX
Hey Liz, Tyvm for the friend request -- I just added you! I'm still new here too, but I already like this community a lot. It seems to be filled with nothing but nice, caring people. I think that's great, since those are the types of people I like to align myself with... Anyway, it's nice to meet you in the "cyber" sense & I look forward to getting to know you better in the "real" sense. In the meantime, I wish you only the best & pray that God blesses YOU & YOURS most abundantly! Warmly, Michael Brock
Hi Liz Welcome to The Betternetworker. The best advice I can give, is to become involved and share your talents and skills with the community. "Give without Want" and You will recieve much more in return. Look forward to your success Bryce Woodard [email protected] 435-229-0078 "Show-sort-followup-Sponsor" www.mlmpowerprospector.com
Comment by lizmonte
Hi Bryce, That sounds like good advice. I plan to get involved.
Welcome Liz, I hope you find this community as vibrant as I do. You can learn much in a short time with the wealth of information available here. Please visit my web site for a Free ebook that will save you time and effort. Good Luck and God Bless, Timothy C Burns, Get your book at www.TimothyCBurns.com
Comment by lizmonte
Thanks for the welcome, Timothy. Someone already turned me on to the e-book, and I love it. How's it working for you?
Hi Liz, Welcome to “Better Networker” the best networking site that I know of. I believe we are all here to network, socialize, grow are businesses and learn. This is absolutely the best site that I have found for that purpose. I hope you will respect it as have and do all you can to improve it. I invite you to enter into an exchange of ideas and thoughts with me without the introduction of companies, product or opportunities. Whether you are extremely successful, not realizing the promises’ made, or just starting into network marketing an exchange of ideas and principals would surely be rewarding to all involved. I have a priceless gift that I want to share. It is a prelude to success. Please download and enjoy my free E-Book, “Success in 10 Steps http://Elwood.successin10steps.com/?mad=23046 A Pearl of Wisdom; THE SPIRIT IS LIFE THE MIND IS THE BUILDER THE PHYSICAL IS THE RESULT Your Partner in success Elwood “Mentoring For Free” [email protected]
Comment by lizmonte
Thanks for the warm welcome, Elwood. I would love to interact with you. Regarding the ebook, another member beat you to it.
Welcome to BetterNetworker, Liz Wishing you all the best, Daniela Riess www.ProvenProspectingTool.com
Comment by lizmonte
Hi Daniela, Thanks for welcoming me into the group.
Hi Liz, Welcome to Better Networker! This is a great community where you learn a lot from others. I'll be happy to help you in any way. Feel free to visit my website and download a FREE ebook that will save you time and money in this business..This is my gift to all new members! Kind regards, Danny Chiquito Get your ebook here: http://www.MySecretWork.com
Comment by lizmonte
Thanks for referring me to the e-book. I downloaded it and I love it. You'll probably be hearing from me.
Hello Liz, Paul Murphy here from CO USA. Welcome to the BNW site and online family! You found the best place to network, and for resources and knowledge to help you build a successful home business, using todays technology. Here's the best I've found in over 16 years of searching, honest! http://PaulWMurphy.mentoringforfree.com
Comment by lizmonte
Thanks for the friendly welcome, Paul. So far the site looks pretty good. I'm looking forward to getting more involved.
Hi Liz, Welcome to Better Networker! I am looking to network with like minded people here. If you have any questions regarding how to use Attraction Marketing, I'd be glad to help. Kind regards, David Allinson, www.AttractionMarketingLeader.com [email protected]
Comment by lizmonte
Thanks for the offer, David. Everyone on this site is so friendly!