8 Books to Give a Network Marketer on your Holiday List

books for network marketers on your holiday list

Know someone in network marketing?

Got a team of consultants yourself?

The best Christmas present you can get a network marketer is belief. And nothing says I believe in you better than a book they can devour and deposit into their daily disciplines…with ‘I believe in you’ written inside the cover.

I know, I’m a fucking genius. You can thank me by actually doing it.

First win: you recognised their industry/existence/belief, and then you encouraged it with a support thing. The pages will whisper ‘you can do it’ and it will be in your sweet, sweet voice. That’s basically money in the bank that said friend will have you at the top of their Free Trip List.

*Insert network marketer scurrying to start such list*

I know, genius. (You know what to do).

So here’s my picks to get your pickings this Christmas:

1. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us – Seth Godin

“How was your day? If your answer was "fine," then I don't think you were leading.” Sometimes I like need to be whipped around the face by a book to get out of my own way. Hence why this is possibly the most fascinating book I have ever read. Endlessly useful. Will have to be covered in clear contact if they are book-fussy as it will be read time and time again. Work in corporate? Have kids? Associate in any way with other humans? Yeah, you need this book too, not just your mate!

2. The Flip Flop CEO – Janine Finney, Lory Muirhead

As relatable as it is down to business, your ‘just started’ or ‘finally getting serious’ friend will wonder where this book-bible was when they were even considering starting their business. I remember highlighting and dog ear-ring every page for 3 chapters before stopping the defacing and proclaiming this book pure network marketing gold. So naturally, this one I gift my new Business Builder’s when their first 3 days are nailed. Get this Kindle Edition…to read on the beach, duh.

3. Rock Your Network Marketing Business – Sarah Robbins

A brilliant short, sharp and smart overview and to-do for the industry and one I give to team mates who progress to the first level of success quickly. (Yes I gift a lot of books!) Great for someone needing to find their own mojo: “As a teacher, I pride myself on education, but I quickly realized you can’t motivate people who are unwilling to do what it takes to succeed. They need to want it for themselves more than you want it for them.” Perhaps gift with a picture of their kids as the bookmark.

4. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! – Robert Kiosayki

And all the rest of his books! I read most of them when I was 19 and had my first encounter with network marketing. He writes so simply and repeats his message so much that you’ll realise it’s not rocket science and never forget the lessons on making your money work for you. So much so that I blame this book for ruining me for a decade after as I worked 2-3 J.O.Bs at a time dreaming and scheming about where my ‘big break’ might come from. Ruin turned to preparedness of course, when my now and forever company came across my path and I said ‘heck yes’ and went for it. You might want to read this one before giving it away. You’ll re-wire some old way thinking at the least.

5. On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life – John O’Leary

I read this book in three days. I was a puddle of tears – happy and sad. Others were saying it was unputdownable. I did put it down. A. Lot. It gets you thinking about your own mortality and better than that (I know right, stay with me), it gets you ‘fired up’ and moving. There’s nothing quite like realising you are alive and that’s the greatest gift you have, but that you might not be tomorrow. For anyone complaining of being stuck, this will spring them into action within a few chapters. Gift with tissues.

6. Developing the Leader Within You – John C Maxwell

“There was a very cautious man
Who never laughed or played
He never risked, he never tried,
He never sang or prayed.
And when he one day passed away,
His insurance was denied,
For since he never really lived,
They claimed he never really died.”
(Anonymous poem).
Like woah. Anything by John C Maxwell is winning, but this is like the foundation stone for leading any kind of worthwhile life Those at all levels of leadership need this, especially those who lack so much confidence that the sheer sight of the word leadership will have them quivering in their boots. Force read if you have to. They will emerge anew.

7. The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life – Jeff Olson

I’ve read a lot of books, and then I’ve not read a lot of books - I mean the title says it all right?! But then I didn’t actually apply the theory until I read it. It’s another one of those forever books where your recipient will be stopping every sentence to DO. Precisely why I recommend every gifter of this book reads it themselves first. “The truth is, what you do matters. What you do today matters. What you do every day matters. Successful people just do the things that seem to make no difference in the act of doing them and they do them over and over and over until the compound effect kicks in.”

8. Go Pro: 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional – Eric Worre

Solid, actionable steps that make complete sense from a guy who seems like he could be your best buddy – understanding and ruthlessly honest. (And if you’re that friend, this book is a no-brainer gift.) Once your friend gets the 7 steps down pat, they’ll be no way you’ll still be sitting on the sidelines watching them. Success is contagious. And a Pro in network marketing equals a well-rounded, emotionally intelligent, interesting and interested friend. Get for the friend you are verging on unfriending in real life. And make doubly sure the message gets in and get the audio too – a car is a university on wheels after all. #yourewelcome

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