I need someone to do my biz for me, please!

I don’t like when people try to recruit me.

I hate when they tell me about their MLM or next-big-thing home business, gazillion dollar, big-shit, opportunity.

Not because I have problems handling their pathetic sales attempts. Actually, that’s the part i like.

I don’t like when people try to recruit me.

I hate when they tell me about their MLM or next-big-thing home business, gazillion dollar, big-shit, opportunity.

Not because I have problems handling their pathetic sales attempts. Actually, that’s the part i like. Gmail has a great spam filter. And when it fails, all I have to do is show it a sample of the message that slipped through the filter and any more like it get taken care of for good. I’m a bit weird like that, because I enjoy looking in my spam folder sometimes. It helps me appreciate all the time i saved with the love of my life, amazing, beautiful, sexy Gmail.

No.

What kills me is lazy people with a lottery mindset. I don’t feel sorry for them! They’re Always looking for shortcuts. They keep holding out, doing fuck-all for YEARS in Network Marketing for that lucky break.

They think, “If I can just (fluke) recruit a strong leader in my downline, I’ll finally start making money.”

And that’s why I hate when they ask me. They are lazy and are unashamed! They think there is a chance that I would come  join them in THEIR downline. Why would I?

Because their opportunity’s income potential is so amazing? If so, then why haven’t they been able to tap into it yet?

Or do they think I believe in the same myths they do?

Is the system or opportunity you buy what determines your success?

Systems and opportunities are lifeless products. They don’t work without pilot or master. Followers not leaders, buy products expecting them to turn them successful.

The marketing system they FOLLOW was created by a marketing LEADER. The reason they shift to a new opportuity that others are flocking to is only because major LEADING recruiters made money in it first.  

HA!

N E W S   F L A S H:

Leaders don’t follow followers.

And that’s what they are. Followers the bunch of ’em. I can sniff a follower miles away. Ya know, the ones who, in quick succession quote quotables from multiple gurus (including myself)–and they think that it will make an impression on me.

These are the guys who spend all their “business time” faking it. Kinda like how they’re used to doing at their jobs. Expecting promotion without doing anything to earn it. Pretending to work, when they’re really playing solitaire on their PC and uploading photos on Facebook.

It’s miserable. I meet them every day, searching and jumping from one thing to the next. They think, “If I can just find that opportunity/system/product/comp plan/marketing product, that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, I’ll finally start making money.”

Yeah? They can keep dreaming. They may as well believe in Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy.

What are they 3 years old?

Speaking of childhood–
When I was 5, my neighbour was a lovely old lady. She tried to teach me about Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy (they werent part of my culture and my poor backward parents didn’t tell me fairy tales). Mum once told me a story about a genie and dad gave me a long lecture about how stupid it is to believe such tales.

Anyway, I played along and humoured her–letting old people feel useful is part of my backward culture. I let her write me a note to the Tooth Fairy and put it under my pillow as she asked me to. Keep in mind, I was 5. The idea of a “Fairy” just seemed STUPID.

Well, next morning, I found a coin under my pillow!  Yeah right, tooth fairy my butt. Mum, Who put that under my pillow?

When she wouldn’t tell me, I actually went outside and LOOKED for my tooth under my bedroom window. And I found it in the grass.

Sadly, that pleasant grandmother believed in the grown up’s version of the tooth fairy–the good ole New Zealand LOTTO. She went to a lot of trouble every saturday to buy her ticket. Each week she thought she had the winning numbers. For most of her adult life, she never missed a week.

Last year, she passed away. She never won. Not one cent.

And that’s what happens to those people looking for a fairy to come into their lives and save them from their misery. They mostly don’t win.

And the sad part is, they line the pockets of the few who win by design (not by chance).

As for you, you’re not them. You’re here, I believe in you. Don’t ask me why, but I do cause you have a smart look on your face. You HAVE a choice:

You can keep waiting for that one chance in a million–or a billion! And you may live your whole life broke and die that way.

Or, you can start now, and design your win. Do it manually, learn what the home business millionairs know. Don’t jump from short-cut to short-cut. Don’t quit your job and sell your car and max your credit card to the last cent so you can buy a fairy. Expect to spend 3-5 years in the trenches, master business and marketing skills–Take it as a career not a lottery. Then you’ll at least guarantee that in 3-5 years you’ll be able to travel to a country or two for that luxury holiday you always dreamed of.

I made my choice, paid my dues, and became a master of my business. Join me in my camp.

Everyone else can keep buying lottery tickets.

Author: Jim Yaghi

Jim Yaghi is an advertising consultant and traffic expert, with a background in Artificial Intelligence.

49 thoughts on “I need someone to do my biz for me, please!”

  1. I'm a "recovering" school teacher. No retirement $$$. Have been approached by all of them. Can I trust you? Thanks for the opportunity. Troy Garrison

  2. I'm a “recovering” school teacher. No retirement $$$. Have been approached by all of them. Can I trust you? Thanks for the opportunity. Troy Garrison

  3. hi troy,

    not sure whether it's you or i that misunderstood…i was simply suggesting that the reader get the right attitude about their business and learn proper marketing skills instead of looking for a lottery ticket.

    There are a lot of free marketing tips here on the blog that i hope will help you all build successful businesses, whatever you're doing!

    All the best man

    Jim Yaghi

  4. hi troy,

    not sure whether it's you or i that misunderstood…i was simply suggesting that the reader get the right attitude about their business and learn proper marketing skills instead of looking for a lottery ticket.

    There are a lot of free marketing tips here on the blog that i hope will help you all build successful businesses, whatever you're doing!

    All the best man
    Jim Yaghi

  5. Hi Troy,

    From one "recovering" school teacher to another, I can testify that Jim Yaghi is a stand up guy who will offer nothing but high value.

    But Jim's point, and it's a good one, is that there are no free rides, nothing easy about getting on top of this industry and having a successful winning business that pays for lifestyle redesign. His point is to avoid the bullshit that claims to offer that, that you have to create your winning business by leading yourself.

    And Jim, you're right on. This blog of yours is starting to grow on me.

    Eric Walker

  6. Hi Troy,

    From one “recovering” school teacher to another, I can testify that Jim Yaghi is a stand up guy who will offer nothing but high value.

    But Jim's point, and it's a good one, is that there are no free rides, nothing easy about getting on top of this industry and having a successful winning business that pays for lifestyle redesign. His point is to avoid the bullshit that claims to offer that, that you have to create your winning business by leading yourself.

    And Jim, you're right on. This blog of yours is starting to grow on me.

    Eric Walker

  7. Thanks for your encouraging rant. I must admit that in my initial discovery I was also taken in by the fast track to success in online marketing, but after studing some Magnetic Sponsoring courses, I am resolved with more realistic expectations.

    I have appreciated and learned from your videos and ingenious systems you have put in place. Thank you for your realistic contibutions to the Internet marketing arena. Wishing you peace in your days.

  8. Thanks for your encouraging rant. I must admit that in my initial discovery I was also taken in by the fast track to success in online marketing, but after studing some Magnetic Sponsoring courses, I am resolved with more realistic expectations.

    I have appreciated and learned from your videos and ingenious systems you have put in place. Thank you for your realistic contibutions to the Internet marketing arena. Wishing you peace in your days.

  9. Thank you Eric for your vote of confidence and your kind comments!

    Larry, glad to be of service my man.

    John Doe, i'm sorry that you feel this way!

  10. Thank you Eric for your vote of confidence and your kind comments!

    Larry, glad to be of service my man.

    John Doe, i'm sorry that you feel this way!

  11. Hi Jim,

    Those are some strong words, however they are absolutely true. There is a saying "The harder you work, the luckier you get". Essentially you create your own success, and can't hope for somebody else to do it for you.

    P.S. Your Pay-Per-Click videos on http://www.LeadTrafficJam.com are awesome.

  12. Hey Jim,

    Great mail and it the honest to God's truth that people have to build their own success.

    I have read your stuff on Facebook,Betternetworker, and am on your list so, I know you are for real.

    Mike Dillard also mentions how you guys partner and that you have mastered PPC advertising and work very closely with him. I live here in Austin, Texas USA as well.

    One thing I do tell people young and old is to start a business and learn how to run it.

    Best,

    Bruce Shilander

    Austin, Texas USA

    Skype: shilanderb

  13. Hey Jim,

    Great mail and it the honest to God's truth that people have to build their own success.

    I have read your stuff on Facebook,Betternetworker, and am on your list so, I know you are for real.

    Mike Dillard also mentions how you guys partner and that you have mastered PPC advertising and work very closely with him. I live here in Austin, Texas USA as well.

    One thing I do tell people young and old is to start a business and learn how to run it.

    Best,

    Bruce Shilander
    Austin, Texas USA

    Skype: shilanderb

  14. Hi Jim

    thank you for being so bold and truthful about the marketing world whether online or offline. I've been fooled twice now by these so called followers who rant and rave and quote their guru's quotes about how easy their mlm system is and I can tell you, I won't be fooled again!!! I'm prepared to go the hard slog into something different and if I don't get it in two years then I'll get it in 3, 4 or five years!!!! And what's great is that I really enjoy learning it all from scratch and not picking up the slack for somebody else that can't be bothered!

    Oh and if you are sceptical about Jim Yaghi, you need to do a bit more research before judging him on his news flash!

  15. Hi Jim
    thank you for being so bold and truthful about the marketing world whether online or offline. I've been fooled twice now by these so called followers who rant and rave and quote their guru's quotes about how easy their mlm system is and I can tell you, I won't be fooled again!!! I'm prepared to go the hard slog into something different and if I don't get it in two years then I'll get it in 3, 4 or five years!!!! And what's great is that I really enjoy learning it all from scratch and not picking up the slack for somebody else that can't be bothered!
    Oh and if you are sceptical about Jim Yaghi, you need to do a bit more research before judging him on his news flash!

  16. Hi Jim

    I fully agree with you, but all you guys say you have the perfect system and know exactly how to do it. Why is there so much confusion and failure in MLM? then. Could it be that we don't do what GOOD Franchises do, they never let anyone loose on the public till trained in a PROVEN system. If we also do this, then the one's that are not suitable for MLM will drop out at the training stage and not give MLM the bad name.

  17. Hi Jim

    I fully agree with you, but all you guys say you have the perfect system and know exactly how to do it. Why is there so much confusion and failure in MLM? then. Could it be that we don't do what GOOD Franchises do, they never let anyone loose on the public till trained in a PROVEN system. If we also do this, then the one's that are not suitable for MLM will drop out at the training stage and not give MLM the bad name.

  18. Hi Jim

    Just another point, even though I liked your article, you certainly did not sound like a leader of people when you made the disrespectful comments about your parents and older people. Sorry mate, but it does not raise your image, it's a bit like a tattoo. Maybe you are a good guy, I don't know, maybe the comments were just false bravado?

  19. Hi Jim
    Just another point, even though I liked your article, you certainly did not sound like a leader of people when you made the disrespectful comments about your parents and older people. Sorry mate, but it does not raise your image, it's a bit like a tattoo. Maybe you are a good guy, I don't know, maybe the comments were just false bravado?

  20. Kerry,

    The point here is that no "perfect" system exists. The element that breaks down in every system is the individual controlling it.

    A marketing system can be like a powerful jet plane…it has the potential to fly anywhere very fast. But only a good pilot can get it off the ground.

    Franchises are systems too. They are not much better than MLM. Except that they have a high cost of entry (and that implies a high cost of exit). So less people are ABLE to start a franchise, and the few who do start one are forced to stick it out for a while. Or else, they will lose their high investment.

    Despite this, franchises have a high rate of failure too. They are not better than MLM.

    Leaders can make any system work. Just like a good pilot can take off in a weak plane or a powerful one. Why don't we let the people searching for magical systems keep looking for them?

    Jim

  21. Kerry,

    The point here is that no “perfect” system exists. The element that breaks down in every system is the individual controlling it.

    A marketing system can be like a powerful jet plane…it has the potential to fly anywhere very fast. But only a good pilot can get it off the ground.

    Franchises are systems too. They are not much better than MLM. Except that they have a high cost of entry (and that implies a high cost of exit). So less people are ABLE to start a franchise, and the few who do start one are forced to stick it out for a while. Or else, they will lose their high investment.

    Despite this, franchises have a high rate of failure too. They are not better than MLM.

    Leaders can make any system work. Just like a good pilot can take off in a weak plane or a powerful one. Why don't we let the people searching for magical systems keep looking for them?

    Jim

  22. Thanks for puting me in my place Jim, but "It’s my right to believe or not to believe" that I interpreted your words in a certain way.

  23. Thanks for puting me in my place Jim, but “It’s my right to believe or not to believe” that I interpreted your words in a certain way.

  24. Ouch! That person (Kerry) seems to have touched a sensitive nerve with you Jim. Must say your attempt at “humouring” the elderly lady does sound more like an attempt to patronise her. Jim, here is a tip, grown-ups don’t like being patronised. “Backward” to me means Backward, not a nice thing to say about anyone.

    I don’t know, this person “Kerry” has some good points about all these so called systems and the “Gurus” who promote them. Why don’t we in MLM take up the challenge. Let’s see who actually has got systems that work. O yes, I agree that it depends on the individual in the end, but a good system is a good system, so let’s see people put their money where their mouth is.

  25. Ouch! That person (Kerry) seems to have touched a sensitive nerve with you Jim. Must say your attempt at “humouring” the elderly lady does sound more like an attempt to patronise her. Jim, here is a tip, grown-ups don’t like being patronised. “Backward” to me means Backward, not a nice thing to say about anyone.
    I don’t know, this person “Kerry” has some good points about all these so called systems and the “Gurus” who promote them. Why don’t we in MLM take up the challenge. Let’s see who actually has got systems that work. O yes, I agree that it depends on the individual in the end, but a good system is a good system, so let’s see people put their money where their mouth is.

  26. Rick,

    How would you define a "working" system?

    For example, I would say a marketing system works if at least one person is making money with it. Most of the systems i've come across have MANY people using them to earn full time incomes. This, to me, says the system works–I could be mistaken.

    I doubt highly that you haven't found a single system that works by this definition of mine. So I'm guessing you have a different definition. I THINK that your definition goes something like, "A working system must work for ME."

    Again, if I'm wrong, please correct me.

    Going on this second definition, this implies that the operator (you) has something to do with whether or not the system works.

    But, like I said before, I could be mistaken about your definition. In which case, maybe your definition is more like, "A working marketing system must be powerful enough to create SOME wealth for everyone."

    Doesn't work that way either.

    It's kind of like expecting a Ferrari to be driveable by EVERYONE (who can or can't drive) just because it has a powerful engine. Does that make sense? Of course not, only people who know how to drive can drive it.

    Only the people who can drive will then benefit from the power of the Ferrari's engine.

    In the same sense, most MLMers who are still looking for systems aren't failing because they haven't found a powerful system. It's because they haven't learned to market. Let them learn marketing then go searching for better systems.

    The power of your system will only affect you if you can market in the first place.

    I'm sure you're not asking for the gurus to prove their systems for the benefit of the people who CAN market, are you?

    Jim

  27. Rick,

    How would you define a “working” system?

    For example, I would say a marketing system works if at least one person is making money with it. Most of the systems i've come across have MANY people using them to earn full time incomes. This, to me, says the system works–I could be mistaken.

    I doubt highly that you haven't found a single system that works by this definition of mine. So I'm guessing you have a different definition. I THINK that your definition goes something like, “A working system must work for ME.”

    Again, if I'm wrong, please correct me.

    Going on this second definition, this implies that the operator (you) has something to do with whether or not the system works.

    But, like I said before, I could be mistaken about your definition. In which case, maybe your definition is more like, “A working marketing system must be powerful enough to create SOME wealth for everyone.”

    Doesn't work that way either.

    It's kind of like expecting a Ferrari to be driveable by EVERYONE (who can or can't drive) just because it has a powerful engine. Does that make sense? Of course not, only people who know how to drive can drive it.

    Only the people who can drive will then benefit from the power of the Ferrari's engine.

    In the same sense, most MLMers who are still looking for systems aren't failing because they haven't found a powerful system. It's because they haven't learned to market. Let them learn marketing then go searching for better systems.

    The power of your system will only affect you if you can market in the first place.

    I'm sure you're not asking for the gurus to prove their systems for the benefit of the people who CAN market, are you?

    Jim

  28. All I can say is.. when preparation and opportunity meet in the middle it is fate. So if you don't succeed it is just as Jim says.. you need to work or your opportunity won't happen…

  29. All I can say is.. when preparation and opportunity meet in the middle it is fate. So if you don't succeed it is just as Jim says.. you need to work or your opportunity won't happen…

  30. Hey Jim,

    Leadership to me is about being willing to go out and work away from the marketing trends. If all the current advice is so great, then why isn't everyone doing it successful?

    It's like an interstate full of traffic all going for the same exit. Does nothing but create a traffic jam. I'll take the dirt road if it gets me home.

  31. Hey Jim,

    Leadership to me is about being willing to go out and work away from the marketing trends. If all the current advice is so great, then why isn't everyone doing it successful?

    It's like an interstate full of traffic all going for the same exit. Does nothing but create a traffic jam. I'll take the dirt road if it gets me home.

  32. Love it Jim!

    Man you get some feisty conversations going here.

    Every business has systems in place.

    Some way of organizing the daily activities that need to happen for money to change hands and value to be delivered. For profit to be made. I just got back from Servicing Xerox machines in my Self employed day job.

    I used to call it a business but that isn't really true because I can't pull up stumps and go on a holiday for 3 months or a year and have everything running as smoothly as if I never went away.

    I think people need to redefine what they call a business.

    I have systems in place and If i got a business coach in to take a look at them, they'd just roll their eyes at me and shake their head but you know what? Even with my lousy systems, I've fed my family of 6 for 4 years with it. I send 2 of them to a private school and live in a nice place.

    I basically just make an ok wage with it. But it's all mine and I made it up from scratch and I'm f@#$'n proud of it.

    It's like Jim said It takes a good 3-5 years to build a business.

    I don't even have to look for customers any more. They find me.

    USE your system what ever it is and just get on with it.

    Pete.

  33. Love it Jim!

    Man you get some feisty conversations going here.

    Every business has systems in place.
    Some way of organizing the daily activities that need to happen for money to change hands and value to be delivered. For profit to be made. I just got back from Servicing Xerox machines in my Self employed day job.

    I used to call it a business but that isn't really true because I can't pull up stumps and go on a holiday for 3 months or a year and have everything running as smoothly as if I never went away.

    I think people need to redefine what they call a business.

    I have systems in place and If i got a business coach in to take a look at them, they'd just roll their eyes at me and shake their head but you know what? Even with my lousy systems, I've fed my family of 6 for 4 years with it. I send 2 of them to a private school and live in a nice place.

    I basically just make an ok wage with it. But it's all mine and I made it up from scratch and I'm f@#$'n proud of it.

    It's like Jim said It takes a good 3-5 years to build a business.
    I don't even have to look for customers any more. They find me.

    USE your system what ever it is and just get on with it.

    Pete.

  34. Hi Jim,
    This is awesome and to the point no jargon or hidden agenda and i like the part where you said "Expect to spend 3-5 years in the trenches, master business and marketing skills" it couldn't be said any better than that thats the way to go mate.

    But also remember we all start some where as followers and as we grow and conquer our challenges we become the leader people want to follow. 😀

    ~Kebabope Morapedi

  35. Hi Jim,
    This is awesome and to the point no jargon or hidden agenda and i like the part where you said “Expect to spend 3-5 years in the trenches, master business and marketing skills” it couldn't be said any better than that thats the way to go mate.

    But also remember we all start some where as followers and as we grow and conquer our challenges we become the leader people want to follow. 😀

    ~Kebabope Morapedi

  36. WOW! Glad I took a shower with Leadership soap this morning! (You know, since you can smell a follower…) Why don't people get that there is a huge difference between the people who are always searching for the next BIZ OPP and not working as an Entrepreneur? They have 2 completely different mindsets, not to mention RESULTS. Tough love from you is always appreciated Jim!

  37. WOW! Glad I took a shower with Leadership soap this morning! (You know, since you can smell a follower…) Why don't people get that there is a huge difference between the people who are always searching for the next BIZ OPP and not working as an Entrepreneur? They have 2 completely different mindsets, not to mention RESULTS. Tough love from you is always appreciated Jim!

  38. THANKS!, JIM FOR SETTING US STRAIGHT! HOPE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT FORMULA, FOR SUCCESS!
    GOD KNOWS I'VE TRIED TIME AND TIME AGAIN! TO NO AVAIL! SO!, JIM COUNT ME IN! I JUST HOPE IT DOESN'T COST ME AN ARM AND A LEG! I'M GOING TO TRUST YOU! TO LEAD THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BARRY PEAVEY

  39. THANKS!, JIM FOR SETTING US STRAIGHT! HOPE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT FORMULA, FOR SUCCESS!
    GOD KNOWS I'VE TRIED TIME AND TIME AGAIN! TO NO AVAIL! SO!, JIM COUNT ME IN! I JUST HOPE IT DOESN'T COST ME AN ARM AND A LEG! I'M GOING TO TRUST YOU! TO LEAD THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BARRY PEAVEY

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