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When my wife, Michelle, first started in direct selling, I really did not know how to describe the  business to people.  Many times I fumbled on describing the business to others because I was not comfortable in how to be connected wither her in the business.  In a way, I put the two of us each on an island separately.

You have probably heard the saying that “success is the journey.”  In this article, I will provide reasons why success is not only the journey but the journey together with your spouse.

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You may be asking yourself…”why should I read a post that is all about Kevin’s wife, Michelle?”  The reason is that I know my wife has gotten to be very good at what she does.  According to the income disclosure on her company’s website, she has achieved a level that just 5% of the consultants in her company reach or exceed.  Kudos to her because it has been no small task.

I really do not mean to brag on her (well, kind of).  She is able to offer some great examples of how to give oneself a fighting chance of building something great in this business.   [click to continue…]

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Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Day Job

by Kevin on August 10, 2012

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In my experience, research, and discussions with people in this industry, one thing I have heard over and over again.  Direct selling is something that both can be and really should be part time, especially for those who are just starting out or are continuing to grow their business.  That begs the question – is there a time when it makes sense  to actually quit?

Before I get into that, I just want to point out that both my wife, Michelle, and I enjoy our jobs, and as our business grows, neither of us have any plans to quit either of our jobs.  That is the beauty of this business.  You can build a business on the side while still excelling and growing in a job you enjoy. [click to continue…]

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Successful Goal Setting

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We have all heard ideas about setting goals and achieving them.  There is a lot of literature in the self-help genre about visualizing your goals and the power of your thoughts.  Some might even tell you that if you put together a dream board of pictures of things you hope for or if you simply think about an outcome, it will happen.

Does that mean if you think  of being the top performer in your company and have pictures on a wall of the dream trip to an exotic location and the mansion on the hill that all this will come  to reality?  [click to continue…]

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The direct selling industry, profession, avocation, or whatever you would prefer to call it has been a mystery to many people for so many years.  I have mentioned this before that I was less than supportive when my wife decided to get into direct selling.  Like many people I thought it was either a pyramid or get rich quick scheme.  A lot of this opinion was based on the fact that there is a lot of emotion  both positive and negative.

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Monthly Report – July 2012

by Kevin on August 3, 2012

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It is hard to believe that the first month of this blog has come and gone.  If this is your first visit to the site, I would like to welcome you.  Please feel free to look around.  If you like the content and feel that you or someone you know can benefit, the biggest compliment you can give is to spread the message of the site or to sign up for the email list.  Not to worry, I will not spam your inbox or give out your information.

For those of you who have been here before, welcome back, and I cannot begin to tell you how much your support of this site means.  Based on the overwhelming outpouring of positive feedback, there are people out there who can benefit from the message that spousal support is a critical piece of the puzzle for success in direct selling.  That is what this site is all about. [click to continue…]

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Network marketing has created many millionaires and six-figure earners.  Sometimes there is a perception that they got their easily or they basically won the lottery on their way to success.

Unfortunately, there are some in the business who almost gloss over the work and personal development that it takes to achieve true success.  This adds to the negative perception that some have that it is a get rich quick scheme. [click to continue…]

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Supportyourspouse.com

My Family

You may be thinking that if someone is willing to support their spouse publicly, to the point of putting a blog out to broadcast their support to the rest of the world, they must have been supportive since day one.  That might be the case with some people.  Unfortunately, I can’t honestly say that is the case with me.

I have mentioned this in a few previous posts as well as on the About page that when my wife, Michelle, first started in network marketing, I was not as supportive as I could or should have been.

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