Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) and direct marketing are very popular. The rate of growth of direct sales companies is staggering, especially in the healthcare industry.
Unfortunately, the MLM business model is predatory and takes advantage of people who are in vulnerable situations. Health and Wellness products sold by MLM companies are often unregulated, overpriced, and exaggerate the results.
In this post, you will see why MLM companies take advantage of our basic human needs, and actual statements they use to influence unsuspecting people into signing up.
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The final task in my #MinimalistManager Challenge took me out of my home office!
Find out what made me want to try this task, how it went, and some ways you can add a new perspective by adjusting your normal work routine.
Continue reading “Minimalist Manager Challenge Part 9: New Location”
We use job titles to communicate our knowledge and expertise.
A job title conveys who we are, what we do, and how we do it… summed up in a few words.
I have noticed a trend in the MLM and Direct Sales community, where reps portray themselves using inaccurate or even deceptive titles. This can be especially destructive in the healthcare industry, because unsuspecting patients are tricked into believing the MLM rep is a qualified healthcare provider.
Sure, it can be fun to design an attention-grabbing title that sets you apart from the crowd (I use the title Strategic Risk Expert); but when it goes too far, your potential customers may be confused at best… and be harmed at worst.
When MLM reps use deceptive titles to diagnose, recommend, or provide medical care, it can result in broken trust, lawsuits, damage… and even death.
In this post, you’ll read a list of titles that are Accurate, Ambiguous, terms that Misrepresent, and some are just plain Ridiculous for MLM reps to use.
Continue reading “Which Titles to Use if You’re an MLM or Direct Sales Rep”
My 8th task in the #MinimalistManager Challenge was to meditate three times in a day.
How hard could it be? Does meditating really make a difference?
Keep reading to find out how this task went, which meditations I picked and why, and whether it changed my perspective (hint: it did!)
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Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) products are everywhere. They are particularly common in the healthcare industry.
While some products may provide some relief when used properly, I believe the biggest problem created by the MLM industry is their blatant misuse and disregard for job titles.
Continue reading “199 (Potentially Dangerous) Titles Used by MLM and Direct Sales Reps”
In the 7th installment in my #MinimalistManager Challenge, I get rid of all electronics for 24 hours.
Below, you’ll read why I chose this particular task and the surprising things it taught me about self-sufficiency, reaching goals, and relying on intuition.
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We have the power to exert tremendous influence on others.
Sometimes, people use this power to take advantage of those who are vulnerable by exerting tremendous control on their choices and behavior.
Today I want to share some insights about why Multi-Level Marketing companies operate exactly like a cult and how to build risk intelligence to keep yourself safe.
Continue reading “11 Ways Multi-Level Marketing is Like a Cult”
For task 6 in my #MinimalistManager journey, I explored opportunities to show gratitude.
In this post, you will hear what I learned about expressing gratitude, what surprised me, and the profound effect it had on me personally and professionally.
Continue reading “Minimalist Manager Challenge Part 6: Gratitude Day”
For my 5th #MinimalistManager Challenge task, I decided to…
Give up Facebook.
For 24 hours.
Keep reading to discover just how hard this was, what I did instead, and the lessons it taught me.
Continue reading “Minimalist Manager Challenge Part 5: No Facebook”
The 4th task in my #MinimalistManager Challenge is here, and by random selection that means it’s time to…
Organize my office!
Several things went wrong on this particular task. I will be sharing ALL the nitty-gritty details with you below.
Continue reading “Minimalist Manager Challenge Part 4: Organize Office”