Network marketing is a social and collaborative business, where the achievements of your team belong to each and every of its members, in one way or another.
However, your success and that of your team depends on other people actually wanting to work with you. They should want to get the product from you or to become your colleague and be part of your team. Particularly, you, above any other.
Many leaders offer the same thing in your company, leaders who you appreciate and admire. But you need the candidates to choose you.
This business doesn’t admit rough competitions, and you won’t progress, if you start to compare yourself to others looking for your faults or trying to highlight the faults of others. No, this doesn’t work like that, and if in order to progress, you have ever thought about throwing dirt at your companions, let me tell you that this is not a place for you.
Undermining your colleagues will not help you, but on the contrary, you will create a kind of a dark and poisonous cloud that will overshadow your company and the reputation of the entire industry; a reputation that many people are more than willing to tarnish with their hatred and envy.
But let’s not get negative. I have already told you what you shouldn’t do.
The key to success lies in seeing the solution and not the problem, so let’s start talking about what you can do to get out of that temporary jam.
You have to be authentic.
You have to be yourself. There will always be a technique or a trick of one of your teammates that you would like to copy. Perfect! As long as you remain yourself. Your story, your reasons, your ease or your difficulty at learning to take the first steps, your goals… Connect with people who are like you.
There is only one “you”, but there are thousands of people who will connect with your way of seeing things, of feeling and working. And among those people, you will find your best partners.
Keep in mind that it is very important that the people you are going to work with are people you really LIKE to work with. Because you’re going to spend a lot of time with them.
Express authenticity by simply being natural, letting your enthusiasm and your passion flow through you at your presentations and meetings. Feel comfortable doing what you like and show that you are “real” and not just a performance. This is very important because otherwise, you can produce a sense of deception.
What I’m trying to tell you, in a clearer and more summarized way, is that you will be tempted to change yourself to be like a leader you admire, to be successful. But you cannot be that person, just as they cannot be you. You can learn things from those leaders, their philosophy and mentality, their techniques and tips. But what will make other people choose you before other leaders is knowing that you can connect with them, understand their problems and their needs. They will see that you are the only person who can really help them.
And that will only be achieved by being honest, authentic, by not hiding who you really are, without sweetening or softening your story. And, of course, by showing your genuine interest in helping those who turn to you.
Over time, you can ask some of these people “Why me?” And you will see that the answer is very similar to what I have just explained.
Sunday, November 26:
A few days before the main Spanish cities would begin to illuminate their streets with magical Christmas lights, Madrid was brightened up with its own very special gloss: that of the dreams of the people who are determined to make them a reality.
Yesterday, at the Hotel NH Madrid, Principe de Vergara, we met with leaders from Spain and Latin America (Jose Gordo, Quini Amores, Rocio Magan and Wilmar Cardona from Colombia were present), as well as with a good number of enthusiastic entrepreneurs and people eager for knowledge and freedom.
As we talked yesterday, Spain had never been a good scenario for the network marketing business: we have been brought up without entrepreneurial spirit; we culturally tend to stick to the known, safe and easy. But now, more and more people are breaking that model and dare to dream beyond.
Nowadays, more and more people are putting Spain on the global network marketing map, leaving that limited mental box that we all have been taught to appreciate. Going beyond these limitations, changing mindsets and embracing a new way of working and living.
With their actions and results, all these dreamers are changing not only their lives, but the reality itself, the mentality of a country that is still learning to dream bigger.
And that’s why I have to thank them. Thank you for being the spearhead in this business in Spain. Thank you for spreading the importance of financial education, for promoting the revolutionary idea that if you really want something, you should go for it.
And also thanks for the gift I received: a beautiful “dream box”. A precious symbol of what has been achieved and what is still to be done.
But even a greater gift is to know that I inspire people to do something like this. It is a unique and very strong feeling of being in the right place and doing the right thing: working with dreamers like you.
We will see each other again, Madrid, as well as other cities of my beloved land that are snapping out of the lethargy in order to dream with their eyes and minds open and their sights set on a brighter future.
OneLife makes a special recognition of Mariana Lopez de Waard! One of the latest posts on the company’s official Facebook page was dedicated to highlighting Mariana’s work. It talks about her example as a Black Diamond, as a powerful role model for women in network marketing and the compelling philosophy of her leadership. Read here what OneLife published.
And you can also view and share the original article here.
‘Everything is possible if you really want it! Don´t let anybody tell you something else.”, Mariana Lopez de Waard
After only five years in the Network Marketing Business, Mariana Lopez de Waard has become the ultimate example for many women in this business world, especially in the Spanish speaking market!
Mariana is proud to be a mother, a wife and at the same time an independent woman and a strong leader.
Since Mariana became a mother, her son was an inspiration for her to become a better person every day and set a good example for him. The positive attitude opened new doors and opportunities for her. She considers self development the key to reaching her goals in the OneLife Network.
When Mariana started in the Network Marketing Business her aim was simple. She wanted to become a Diamond as soon as she could. With her ambition and dedication she reached this rank in record time and now is the first Spanish speaking woman with Black Diamond rank!
Mariana owes this position to daily preparation and hard work, which includes a lots of reading and training. She strongly believes in the vision of the Dr. Ruja Ignatova and fell in love with her projects. Mariana is ambitions that she can help a lot of people worldwide and inspire many to believe that true success is possible!
One of her secrets to success is the fact that as a team you can achieve a lot more together. Mariana stays humble and is always passionate for her team to help them grow and learn together with her.
Mariana considers the strong belief in the product as the key of doing serious business. Believing in OneLife wasn’t easy at the beginning for her. But once she understood what’s behind it – the knowledge, the vision, the people and the team, she knew that this is the business of the future. As a dedicated leader Mariana believes that the best is yet to come!
‘’You need to believe in yourself to get, where you want to be. If you work hard on yourself, everything is possible and all your dreams can come true.’’, Mariana Lopez de Waard
Keep on rocking the stage, Mariana! The entire OneLife team is happy to be part of your journey and witness your growth!
We don’t have an official date yet, but the work is already underway for this new project to enter into operation soon.
We will surely see the progress of this new tool over the coming months, as we are preparing for the next stage of the ONE currency and the OneLife Network. And, of course, we will announce the news as soon as we have them.
But what is OneForex?
To begin with, we must understand what Forex is.
Forex is the acronym for Foreign Exchange market. Or what is the same, the currency market.
It is an international market that operates 24 hours a day and where foreign currencies are traded. That’s right, what you do at Forex is, for example, buying Euros with Dollars or British Pounds with Japanese Yen…
However, these operations are not made as a simple currency exchange, but they involve commissions that are earned by those who perform transactions. The commissions are based on the difference in exchange rates of purchase and sale of those currencies, which can also generate value for the currencies that are traded
Originally, Forex was created as a tool for big central banks, laying a simple bridge to connect monetary flows at the international level. Soon, it became a form of investment available to companies and large investors. And today, it is a platform that anyone can access with a very low investment.
But be careful! The fact that you can access it easily doesn’t mean that it is also easy to generate profits. You need to acquire certain knowledge, have an open attitude and be ready to learn so as to understand this complex international market full of fluctuations.
And what will OneForex do?
As you might have guessed, it is a currency trading platform. You can trade ONEs and exchange them for other digital or fiduciary currencies from around the world.
And the most important thing is that OneForex will be connected directly to the Forex market.
You still have time to get up to date. With OneAcademy educational packages, you can acquire the necessary knowledge to carry out trade operations. Meanwhile, we expect more news and updates of this exciting new tool.
Sometimes, there happen things that you didn’t expect or want to happen. I’m not talking about great tragedies or an irrecoverable personal loss. No preparation is near enough for such things, nor can we avoid them completely.
But there are also much less important things that we constantly let affect us.
Inconveniences, plans gone wrong, planes delayed, a traffic jam on the road, the phone runs out of battery, someone lost the document you needed…
Little troubles. Almost always with a solution.
And they go from the most insignificant to the most frustrating ones. But they are still insignificant things.
Let me explain why you should drastically change your vision of these small events.
Every time you give it more importance than normal, every time you get obsessed or cannot stop thinking that something insignificant went wrong, you create a turbid and negative energy around you. You create a perfect environment for more things to go wrong: not only do you lose focus, but you also get in a bad mood, rude to those around you… and you attract more negativity.
But if think about what has just happened and the consequences with cold head, not even from a positive point of view, you’ll see that in reality, it is something that can be sorted out later or already had an easy solution at the time.
Things not going well the first time doesn’t mean that they will never work out, only that you should try another approach.
But facing life with a positive approach is not only to realize that it wasn’t really a bid deal, but also to be open to the fact that not everything will always come out millimetre-wise as we have planned. Be able to adapt and not to lose your smile and your motivation.
Enjoy every day and don’t let small disruptions in your plans ruin it all. In addition to living joyfully and in a good mood, you will be attracting more positivity to your life.
Therefore, remember: life is only a small part of what happens, and a greater part is how you react to it.
I’m leaving here a really inspiring video for you to understand where the law of attraction comes from.
How fast your team grows, develops, gets to the next level and generates sales, depends on you. You are going to establish the speed, but also its power and capacity.
It can be a relaxed bike ride, or it can be a high-speed train travelling across a whole country in a matter of hours: you can create a slow or a quick takeoff for your new members. And whatever pace you choose, it will be fine as long as you keep the following in mind: the movement shouldn’t stop. And for that, you must not stop.
Your team looks up to you, you are their main role model and inspiration, and it is your responsibility to keep the pace for the rest of the team. Keep the movement going starting with yourself.
However, when dealing with your team, you should always remember that you are not a boss or an authoritarian figure who should demand to keep the pace by imposing. It is also your responsibility to be there to help the team at the beginning. You should make an extra effort to push them forward until they acquire their own speed. But you will also be there for them later, as a companion, as someone the team can count on at all times.
From the higher to the lower ranks, your entire team will need your help at one time or another.
As a leader, you shouldn’t relax too much and get away from the team or let others under your charge do so. Although personal ambitions might vary from one leader to another, which is perfectly normal and understandable, what must always be the same is the level of commitment we have with the members of our team.
Each person you help achieve results is a powerful member of an increasingly powerful team.
You must also remember that a leader never stops learning. The new knowledge you gain will help you always maintain an active and successful team. What you learn is transmitted, and you always keep your mind open and provide a fresh and updated vision of everything.
In the end, being always there for your team doesn’t mean that your team depends on you in everything. It means that you can build a strong team, whose members, however, don’t hesitate to ask you for help, always knowing where to resort, but needing you less every time. A team of leaders able to do for others what you have done for them. Let them fly high and succeed… But without ever abandoning them.
After all, you will keep setting the pace for everyone, and being someone close, accessible and active is the best way to lead forward and non-stop.
I’m telling you this, and you may respond that you already know it. It’s obvious. But, do you know what it really means?
What I mean is that a leader, as a human being he or she is, is not perfect. And that imperfection is natural, normal and acceptable.
You must abandon the idea that in order to become a good leader, you must be someone who you are not, for starters, or someone nobody is.
As a leader, you must also feel free to be yourself. An increasingly improved version over time, through development and experience, but always yourself. Without repressing your feelings and without ignoring the fact of having your bad days and your good days. Simply accept your responsibility to improve what you can, or give yourself time to recharge your batteries.
As a leader, you have a vision and goals. But it’s even more valuable and realistic to be able to adapt to changes in plans or to analyze your progress “on the fly” and understand if you have to change something. If you’re wrong about something, it’s alright. No one asks you to know the answers to everything from the beginning.
You are not infallible. Nobody is infallible. And you will be able to achieve many more things if you open your mind to it, if you stop worrying thinking you cannot fail at a single step.
Whatever happens, whatever you do, there will always be someone who would have done it differently. You might do it better or worse, you might find a better way… But you will do it YOUR WAY.
You are a real person. With faults, feelings, opinions, experience… You are a person with dreams, a person willing to challenge yourself. As a leader, you don’t need to be perfect; you just need to do things from the heart and a genuine intention to keep learning.
One Dream Team original article.
The second great convention we were holding in October happened just a few hours ago in Panama, and has left us with a lot of emotions.
The official start was set by the OneWorld Foundation gala dinner, an occasion that brought a special magic for the rest of the weekend. And it was a solidarity celebration where the central topic had to be the dreams of children. And part of that magical, creative and optimistic children’s imagery was very present in the room. The biggest donation recorded at that dinner was around fifty thousand Ones, in other words, almost eight hundred thousand euros. And it was only one of many donations made for the sake of the education for children.
Saturday was exclusively dedicated to the education of the leaders. Speakers from all over Latin America and other corners of the world delivered a number of intensive and impressive trainings.
But the big day, the date we all had been waiting for, was Sunday. And the reality went far beyond all our expectations.
The event began with a fantasy performance: a young woman with large butterfly wings appeared in the centre of the stage. A beautiful symbol of transformation and growth, of our project finally unfolding its mighty wings. A fairy tale beginning for a truly magical day.
The event was presented by the illusionist Frank Nicols, who showed us some moments of magic and humour throughout the event, and by the leaders Diane Mendivelso and Alejandra Chica, who proved to be formidable, energetic and dynamic presenters. Throughout the event, together with Jose Gordo, they cheered up the audience by raffled several tickets for two for a Caribbean cruise trip.
As for the speakers that day, we had a really spectacular selection.
The first one was Simon Le, a Crown Diamond from Vietnam, who shared his story and his strategy to create a team like his. Understanding success from the point of view of someone like Simon Le is really revealing, since he is a man who had never worked in this industry until he learned about OneLife. What he really knew were finances and how markets change, mutate or become extinct.
Simon is a financial analyst and has worked in places like Silicon Valley. He has also experienced the effects of an economic crisis and has struggled to set up his own business. When Simon found out about the OneCoin project, there were barely 3,000 people registered, and he immediately wanted to be one of the pioneers, especially after having missed the opportunity of Bitcoin. His family wasn’t very happy about that decision. But here you see him today: one of the most successful people in the company, who has created and led great teams across Asia.
Mr. Le leaves us the most important guidelines to follow his steps: recognition, simple presentations, knowledge and duplication.
After Simon Le, our Argentine colleague Alejandro Taylor brought magic to the stage when he proposed to his girlfriend in front of us all. An exciting moment. She said yes, fascinated and really delighted.
The next speaker was the founder of OneDreamTeam, Staffan Liback.
Liback talked about the need of giving up excuses. He compared a successful person to one who has failed; both may have had the same starting material to work with, and the difference was in what they decided to do with it.
Liback pointed out that network marketing may not be easy, but it is really simple, and we hardly need much more than our will and discipline to do things as simple as three meetings a day.
There was also a moment to talk about the future: within one year, one of the biggest changes in the company will take place when the ONE currency becomes fully independent, goes public and grows by itself with the demand. Products and models will change, and we will simply have to adapt and keep offering more innovation and more education… It will be different, but it will be wonderful.
During the event, Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds were recognized… and when it was time for the recognition of Diamonds, something surprising happened. Two leaders advanced from the back of the room to the stage, dressed as Roman soldiers, or perhaps Spartans, and shouting out cheering slogans for all those willing to become the company’s new Diamonds.
Those leaders were Esteban Merizalde and Rodolfo Rodríguez.
Their mission was not only to recognize new Diamonds – they did it later – but to encourage the creation of 500 new Diamonds in Latin America.
The next speaker in the afternoon was a special guest and a great last-minute surprise. Omar Villalobos himself, a coach and motivational speaker, well known in Latin America and one of the most powerful and energetic ones in the world.
With his particular vitality and sense of humour, he left us a very important message: we must recognize the power of our mind, our decisions and dominate the fears that could prevent us from living the life to the fullest. Not to leave the fears behind, not to ignore them, but to dominate them, because fear makes you stronger.
Omar also reminded us of the importance of being filled with love. Self-love doesn’t have to be arrogant, it’s not a joke.
When Omar left the stage, we really felt a very powerful sense of courage inside, we felt that we were capable of achieving anything. Apart from that, it was one of the funniest moments of the weekend. It is always a great gift to witness such presentations.
After that, another emotional moment came along. Staffan Liback brought a personal gift for Jose Gordo, the OneLife ambassador in Latin America, and gave way to recognition of the Blue and Black Diamonds.
Each of the recognized leaders said a few words of thanks. Emotions filled the room with each of them. A great moment that many will remember.
But there was still an event ahead and surprises to unveil.
Jose Gordo, the OneLife ambassador in Latin America, spoke about how some people want to damage “our kingdom” and our “castle.” And how we defend ourselves, not with bows and arrows, but with information.
Jose came not only to cheer us up, but also to bring some surprises. He also announced the opening of new offices in Quito, Guadalajara, Bogotá, and Buenos Aires, with customer service, support, meeting rooms and many more services.
And Jose also announced one of the most important changes. When the currency goes public, its official name will be ONE.
Before leaving the stage, Jose got surprised by an unexpected recognition of his great work in OneLife and everything he has done for Latin America to take off with such great force. It was an emotional moment when Jose was given all the thanks from his team mates and the audience, and yet he ended up thanking everyone himself, especially Staffan Liback.
And the final touch was given by two Black Diamonds that have recently become the highest-earning people in the industry, according to the Business For Home ranking.
First, Andreea Cimbala, who spoke about her process of becoming one of the most powerful people in network marketing and who gave us valuable advice from her experience.
She encouraged us to observe the leaders around us, and not only those we like, those who attract attention, but everyone. We must value the experience of those who have already walked the way before us.
Andreea also reminded us that inspiration and motivation are not enough if there is no action. You must do something, you must do everything possible.
Igor E. Alberts, really excited and astonished by everything he had seen that weekend, brought us some of his wisdom, with his unique personal touch.
Igor has been in the industry for 30 years. He has much to share, but he also wanted to put a special emphasis on the importance of education, and above all, financial education. Something that you are not taught at school.
Igor also almost missed the OneLife opportunity at the beginning. He was given three chances to say yes. And the third time was the charm. And the rest is history.
Really magical moments.