ES 002: Ray Higdon 2017 Episode 2 Invest Learn Teach Podcast

Ray Higdon 2017

This is Episode 2 of the Embedded Strategies Podcast. The gentleman I’m about to bring out is someone who took the saying of  “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”
into fruition for me.

That’s right Mr. Ray Higdon is a leader that came out and served from the back of all of his people on his team in a Network Marketing company he and I were a part of in 2010. He saw that I was putting people into his organization through my Craigslist marketing and he wanted me to come out and teach his team. It’s because of this connection that I was able to create a product that helped hundreds of people change their marketing strategies to attract local folks in their business from Craigslist.

Today I’m bringing out Ray to have him share the story of how he became a success and to understand that you can make yourself available if you attract humble leaders into your business. He is the husband of the beautiful Jessica Higdon who I had in my first Podcast.

Disclaimer: This is my affiliate link for Ray’s First 90s Day’s in Network Marketing. These purchases assist you in business and assist me in funding these podcasts and bringing out these great leaders.

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Building Leaders

One of the greatest things about being in business and growing a team in Internet and / or Network Marketing is you get to build people up. You can see them go from zero to hero pretty quick — for those that are interested. For some folks it’s like a bamboo tree. It takes them 5 years to sprout and grow into a big tree. It’s not about the speed of the destination for them though… it’s about the journey.

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Customer support is and should be number one priority to be attentive to your team members. I propose a 24-48 hour response time for support to anyone that needs it. This gives enough wiggle room to create the time allotted for those on your team and those looking to join.

Some tips to consider when building a team:

  1. Clearly define the type of person you’d like to grow to be.
  2. Seek and develop leaders to duplicate that person.
  3. On a scale of 1-10 if you see yourself as a mid range leader lets say a 6. You will easily want to sponsor/recruit folks that are a 5 or below because they’re easier to talk to. What I propose is you seek a 6 or a 7 and let them go recruit those and above to strengthen the team
  4. If a person is not in alignment with your core philosophies, make sure to disconnect from them immediately. Longing the process can and will hinder your team synergy.

Take me for example. I like to seek out humble people that have the mentality of treating others like they want to be treated. In sales we call that mirror and matching. Do you want to be babysitting an adult who has the “entitlement” mentality of “what’s in it for me?” Or do you prefer the person that takes the tasks in hand and provides support to others. I like to call it, The Servant Leadership mindset. How can I serve you today?

I gotta tell you, it’s a lot simpler when the person you are working with has messed up and they ask for forgiveness. I’m the first to tell you that I’ve messed up and I’ve asked for forgiveness because I know that I’m a sinner, I’m not perfect. Asking for forgiveness has really allowed me to grow into a servant leader. A lot of this comes from growing up with very little in my hands. I wasn’t fed a silver spoon in my mouth and I really had to go out and make it happen.

The change for the future and present. A lot of my philosophies in business grew from awesome humble leaders like Jim Rohn, John C. Maxwell, Derek Wiersma, Scott Aguilar, Ray Higdon and many leaders that have poured their heart into my mindset of thinking to allow me to thing and grow within.

Most importantly, what I use to think was common sense growing up isn’t so common when you start to work with people. You’re going to be challenged with different personalities. That’s right, some folks are going to have egos bigger than their bank account. Chasing the money because someone makes more than the other isn’t necessarily someone you want to follow. Especially if you know they have deceived others in the process of getting there. Therefore, know your playing field.

Here’s a quick story. I coached a guy who was having trouble generating any type of money online. With my coaching and that of the other servant leaders, he finally started to make some money in my eBay program. He was one of the first guys I coached. Later on because some of the herd thought the grass was greener on the other side, decided to snag him from me. Mind you, I never did anything wrong to this guy, but apparently because I didn’t follow them, they decided to make me the enemy. His exact words were “How does that feel to pour salt on the wound.” Soon after this statement, he died of cancer. To this day I feel sorry for the guy for not seeing it. He missed the purpose of why I had formed the team in the first place.

“The birds are going to get them.” That’s right, get ready for the the birds. It’s part of your business but don’t get caught up there in the conversation. Keep moving forward because there’s a hater in everything that you do. If you keep a clear defined vision, the right people will follow. Hate has very little strength in anything. When building a business out of love and passion, you will start to see the Diamonds in the rough shine through.

May this message inspire you and your team!

Cesar Ramirez

P.S. If this post inspired you, let me understand how I can serve you. Here’s a quick free way to share your thoughts, pains and struggles… [Click Here]

 

Legoland, Carlsbad with Dr. Veronica (Sister)

Lead Generation Webinar Tonight

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Hello my friends!

This is a reminder of tonight’s awesome event with a long time friend who
has rocked it with lead generation in the internet space. If you caught my
boo-boo, it’s at 6pm Pacific / “9pm (Eastern)”. I wrote 7pm Eastern on my last
email and so make sure you make note of that eastern time folks!

Register here if you haven’t:  http://diamond.enterthemeeting.com/m/HRXTDQHV

I have to say I had an amazing time yesterday with my ‘3 sons’ at Legoland. Mysister, Dr. Veronica M.D., was able to join us. She has been home taking care of my ill father who has had a recent stroke. Thank you all for your Prayers, emails and messages on Facebook. He’s recovering quite well. If you are looking for short sales in MD, you will surely find Shawn Wilkinson. My wife and I are grateful for this industry as it allows us to get up and go as we please for emergency situations or even family fun events. It’s my vision to see everyone on this list achieve their dreams.

Legoland, Carlsbad with Dr. Veronica (Sister) - 4.1.2015

Legoland, Carlsbad with Dr. Veronica (Sister) – 4.1.2015

If you’d like to share a piece of your dreams, feel free to let them out of the box :-). Leave your comments at below this post.

 
Listen, I am going to be doing a webinar in a few hours (9pm EST/6pm PST)
that will show you a new method of generating quality phone leads for your business.

It will be a duh moment once you see this…

It’s so simple that you will wonder why you haven’t thought of it before.

Anyway, I have invited a special guest to come talk about this method of generating quality leads.

He is the Co-Founder and CEO of the software company and he is going to be showing you how they came up with the system and how they generated over 129,000 phone leads in just 3 months. Network Marketers, Real Estate, Insurance Industry, Top-Tier, Sales and Marketing industry you deserve to be on this webinar, we buy ugly houses cleveland so that we can do a remodeling job on them and higher their value! Your Property Management Search Stops Here!

This will change the game for you and help you get leads faster, prospect better and convert more leads to sales.

Join us on the webinar to learn more.

We will have a special Q&A session where you can ask him questions directly.

He will also be giving you a one-time special access to try out the system for yourself.

See you on tonight!

Cesar

Creating Your Own Squeeze Page and Email List on WordPress

Creating Your Own Squeeze Page and Email List on WordPress

 

Ok so here’s the aha moment. My great friend Scott tells me, dude you got like 4 different email hosting sender list thinga-majigs and you should just add them to this wordpress app called MailPoet. I was busy at the time and then I remembered about it when I got hit with a $300 bill for blasting out to 12,000 emails in one month with YMLP (Your Mailing List Provider). So I exported all the lists I had in there using this process:

1) Login to your email provider
2) Go to Manage Contacts
3) Export the contacts into a CSV file (If they’re small lists you can merge them with others)
4) Then Install Mailpoet from the plugins area in your WordPress Blog (If you don’t have one, it’s super simple to setup, ask your hosting company). If you don’t have a hosting company check [this link out].

5) Mailpoet let’s you import up to 2000 leads. Once you pass that you’ll have to upgrade which I highly recommend doing.
6) Next Install Hybrid Connect. You may have to download the zip and install the plugin through your plugin link inside of WordPress. Grab the plugin here.

Any questions, comment below and I’ll be happy to help 🙂

Cesar

Calling Network Marketing MLM Prospects

When it comes to generating leads, that’s something we can all say is a pretty streamline type of deal. Once you find your niche of capturing leads, you are rocking and rolling in what I like to call finding your passion in marketing. You see this beautiful industry called Network Marketing has allowed my wife and I to retire from a J.O.B in our early 30s. I am absolutely grateful that my sponsor in a network marketing company cared about me enough to get me involved.

It wasn’t too long ago that I can recall feeling low and losing it all. I wasn’t prepared for the worst. I don’t know if you have been here or not, but it plainly sucks. Facing foreclosure and bankruptcy.

Since we pretty much hit rock bottom at the end of 2011, there wasn’t anywhere else to go but up. I guess you can the fear of having to get a job scared the crap out of me. I really don’t like to be tied into somebody else’s business / dream.

My wife had reminded me that I had been playing with this internet marketing / network marketing stuff since 2007 and it was time for me to bring her home. She no longer believed in working for someone either. January of 2012 she gave me the message of “I’m not going back to work next year, so you better find something to replace my income.”

My mind spun with ideas and I remember committing to ONE company for the next several months. I applied the concept of picking up the phone and calling my network marketing MLM prospects. From the moment she went to work to the moment she came back, I was hitting the phones calling leads I had built since 2009. 2 years of leads and I was sure somebody would listen. From all the NOs I got, I continued to push forward. They didn’t stop me because it wasn’t a No forever, just a No right now.

Believe it or not I was over my fears because I had a Burning Desire. I believe that a person against their will is of the same opinion still. Meaning that no matter how bad you want to help people change the quality of their life, if they are not willing to change for their own dreams, you absolutely unequivocally cannot do it for them.

So here’s my ultimate advice, if you have absolutely no system in place to build leads, then you should start by reviewing this system that has allowed me to create an influx of leads. I have more leads than I can handle and that’s a great problem to have. You want to be in that position where you have a list, and the ultimate next step is to pick up the phone and connect with them to collect a decision.

When you collect a decision you’re seeking the perfect person to be your business partner. Not all personalities are meant to work together. Therefore, on a scale of 1-10, 1 being the ultimate lazy person and 10 being the Top Income earner recruiter, give yourself your number. If you don’t know what number you are, most people are a 5 or a 6. In that case, you want to go seek 7s and maybe 8s. The reason for this is because when you find 7s and 8s they will go find 9s and 10s. And your team will duplicate that way. Seek people of influence and seek that pain.

 

Save Your Leads That Say No

A person’s pain today may be totally different 6 months from now. Don’t delete your leads. Even if they opt-out you can save that list for future use. I like to save the unsubscribes in my dropbox so I can have access to the leads in the future.

 

What Do I Ask People On The Phone Cesar?

So one of best questions you can ask that new person on the phone is “Hey John, this is Cesar I just noticed you requested more information on my website regarding leads for your business, just curious on where you’re stuck so I can assist you.” I can guaranty you that their sponsor hasn’t asked them that question because in my 15 years in network marketing, my sponsor never did. I had to go seek it somewhere else.

 

What’s You Product?

Human connection is a trait that will never go out of fashion. Your product is people and once you learn to leave your EGO at the door, you will no longer be afraid of picking up the phone and connecting. Since your ego is your opinion of yourself, if you’re afraid of the phone, it’s because your self image is more important. Ouch. I know that may sting a little but I had to wake up to that reality. If your EGO is of greater concern than helping people you are absolutely going to struggle. My final question to you is, are you willing to change?

 

 

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Cesar Ramirez
Skype: cesar8ramirez
Email: cesar@cesarramirez.com

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