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MLM Magazine January 2015 January 2015

What is the mission that drives your business?

Happy New Year! I'm often ask, "what is your mission that drives your business" that is such a great question and that is why we want to start off this new year off with this important subject.

Have a blessed and prosperous 2015!

George Madiou

Founder and Publisher

How Did I Get Here? By:

That day on The Great Wall, I wept tears of joy into the wind, amazed at His awesome plan for my life and overwhelmed by His redemption. I had just been invited to the great adventure of a...
Mar 1, 2014 MLM Network Magazine Mar 2014 Clicks: 225 Comments

Carolyn Wightman Who Leads the Leaders By: John Milton Fogg

Her family moved from D.C. and she went to high school in Illinois. When it was time for college, Carolyn’s parents said, “Don’t look at where the college is and whether you can get a...
Sep 1, 2013 MLM Network Magazine Sep 2013 Clicks: 541 Comments

Ørjan Saele Seeds of Greatness By: John Milton Fogg

In his first years of school, the other kids liked to tease Ørjan, because he was a very skinny little boy, easy to push around. And since he was different, having special reading and language...
Aug 1, 2013 MLM Network Magazine Aug 2013 Clicks: 499 Comments

Sarah Robbins The Big Picture By: John Milton Fogg

When she graduated, Sarah went to a private college in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Another freezing cold place," she said. Sarah started her passion for teaching there. During that time her family...
Jul 1, 2013 MLM Network Magazine Jul 2013 Clicks: 563 Comments

Warren Nelson Exciting Adventure By: John Milton Fogg

“My mom left my dad behind in Kansas City and went back to Wisconsin with kids when I was in sixth grade. By then she’d had a fifth baby. My dad followed after and was depressed for 10 years,...
Jun 1, 2013 MLM Network Magazine Jun 2013 Clicks: 497 Comments

Robert Middleton I Can Powerfully Affect People By: John Milton Fogg

Bob grew up loving the machinery and the tool houses, and sitting around the potbellied stove with all the farm hands from all over the world. Real true cowboys teaching him cowboy talk, which was...
May 1, 2013 MLM Network Magazine May 2013 Clicks: 635 Comments

Frank Keefer Changing People's Lives By: John Milton Fogg

Frank enlisted in the Marine Corps and a couple of years later, the Vietnam War broke out. He went to Vietnam. “As an infantryman,” he said, “you had about 100% chance of being killed or...
Apr 1, 2013 MLM Network Magazine Apr 2013 Clicks: 600 Comments

Donna Johnson How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything By: John Milton Fogg

“I never, ever want to be in a position where I’m so helpless.” Growing up, Donna could’ve gone either way: She could’ve been a really bad girl and proven her father right, or she could...
Mar 1, 2013 MLM Network Magazine Mar 2013 Clicks: 830 Comments

Settle for More By: John Milton Fogg

Her mom, Lennie, was a homemaker and also a Tupperware dealer for a couple of years when Beth was in 7th and 8th grade. “I think my dad wanted to quit the Navy and do Tupperware with her...
Feb 1, 2013 MLM Network Magazine Feb 2013 Clicks: 612 Comments

Chicken or Champion By: John Milton Fogg

After high school, Richard was a fireman for seven or eight months. He really loved that. He was a search and rescue diver and an engineer on the truck. Richard thought he’d found his vocation,...
Jan 1, 2013 MLM Network Magazine Jan 2013 Clicks: 1667 Comments

Out of The Jar By: John Milton Fogg

John remembers overhearing his dad telling a good friend how “stupid” his son was. He crawled into the doghouse, laid down with his beloved black lab and cried his heart out. Each year of...
Jan 1, 2013 MLM Network Magazine Jan 2013 Clicks: 624 Comments

Courage Comes From Caring By: John Milton Fogg

“I was very much focused on my children” Donna says. “I felt like my purpose in life was to stay home and be a mom. I was happiest in that sense but because of the nature of my relationship...
Dec 1, 2012 MLM Network Magazine Dec 2012 Clicks: 606 Comments

The Transformation of Network Marketing By: John Milton Fogg

From the age of 11 Sven was sent abroad in exchange programs to learn languages and broaden his worldview. His parents came from a generation that wanted their son to have a great education and one...
Nov 1, 2012 MLM Network Magazine Nov 2012 Clicks: 644 Comments

All You Got Is Enough By: John Milton Fogg

If you asked Randy what saved his life he’ll tell you it was because he was a reader. He was always reading something. Sometimes he’d read a book a day. It’s a passion he continues to the...
Oct 1, 2012 MLM Network Magazine Oct 2012 Clicks: 608 Comments

Sandy Elsberg - Making A Significant Difference By: John Milton Fogg

Sandy moved back to Brooklyn graduated high school went to Queens College got a BA in education and then went on to get her master’s degree. She became a first grade schoolteacher in one of the...
Sep 1, 2012 MLM Network Magazine Sep 2012 Clicks: 752 Comments

The Defining Moment By: John Milton Fogg

Once after doing an “exchange” he was stopped by security. Ken was ushered into the guard’s office ordered to sit down and the officer told him that he’d been watching Ken and he knew he...
Aug 1, 2012 MLM Network Magazine Aug 2012 Clicks: 728 Comments

The Gift of Network Marketing By: John Milton Fogg

He had a paper route from the sixth through the 12th grade. He was responsible for delivering the Detroit news every day; rain or shine or snow or sleet or worse— and there were times when it...
Jul 1, 2012 MLM Network Magazine Jul 2012 Clicks: 816 Comments

It's Who You Become By: John Milton Fogg

In the eighth-grade Margie gathered the courage to try out for cheerleading. Her mother pushed and Margie’s own motivation pulled. She made it. That effort set a pattern of achievement she would...
May 1, 2012 MLM Network Magazine May 2012 Clicks: 822 Comments

Jordan Adler - Don't Quit Won't Quit By: John Milton Fogg

His dad saved his entire life for Jordan to go to college but with an annual income of at best $28000 his father could only pay for one year. If Jordan wanted to finish college he’d have to pay...
Apr 1, 2012 MLM Network Magazine Apr 2012 Clicks: 1143 Comments

Eddy Chai I Am Network Marketing By: John Milton Fogg

That pretty much guaranteed Eddy a senior government servant post. As a result Eddy joined the Police as a Direct Inspector and went to a special unit, the Police Field Force, who specialized in...
Mar 1, 2012 MLM Network Magazine Mar 2012 Clicks: 985 Comments

Lynn Allen-Johnson Living My Best Life By: John Milton Fogg

“I didn’t have a lot of belief in myself, but I am a survivor. I knew I was going to take care of my two daughters no matter what!” Today, after more than 30 years of struggling just to...
Feb 1, 2012 MLM Network Magazine Feb 2012 Clicks: 799 Comments

Linda Proctor Creating a Habit of Success By: John Milton Fogg

Linda’s short married life was a mirror image of her family life. She was very protected by her husband and felt comfortable and secure. Her mother had passed away three months before her...
Jan 1, 2012 MLM Network Magazine Jan 2012 Clicks: 1125 Comments

It's Who You Become By: Margie Aliprandi

In the eighth-grade Margie gathered the courage to try out for cheerleading. Her mother pushed and Margie’s own motivation pulled. She made it. That effort set a pattern of achievement she would...
Dec 1, 2011 MLM Network Magazine Dec 2011 Clicks: 947 Comments

MLM HOTEL By: George W. French

This was my introduction to Ovation Cosmetics. I knew nothing about cosmetics, but when the presenter started drawing circles on the board, and said I could get paid a commission on everyone I...
Aug 1, 2009 MLM Network Magazine Aug 2009 Clicks: 1848 Comments

Christmas Magic By: Debra and Bradley Warren

I remembered the instructions perfectly, and when the felt ball magically appeared under the cup, my mother rose to her feet in astonishment and applause! Before booking my flight to Vegas, I...
Dec 1, 2008 MLM Network Magazine Dec 2008 Clicks: 1749 Comments

Stories from Chicken Soup For the Network Marketer's Soul By: Bill Hyman

My life changed forever on that March night as I filled out the distributor application and wrote out a check that I knew I couldn't cover until next payday. My upline was nearly as raw as me, and...
Jun 1, 2008 MLM Network Magazine Jun 2008 Clicks: 2441 Comments

One Very Classy Lady... Melodee Rosen By: George Madiou

I had the privilege to interview Melodee in December 2005 for our first Woman's Issue of TheNetworkMarketingMagazine.com . If you have not read that interview, take the time and see how this...
Mar 1, 2008 MLM Network Magazine Mar 2008 Clicks: 2368 Comments

The Pursuit of Happiness By: Kauri Thompson

After the long summer, Spencer and his wife packed it up, shaved and returned to Utah where Spencer tried out a variety of occupations; insurance, computer programming (the IBM 360 which took up a...
Mar 1, 2008 MLM Network Magazine Mar 2008 Clicks: 1292 Comments

From the Coalmines to the Gold Mines By: Karl Bessey

I always had that dreamer's disease. I would lie in bed at night and visualize being my own boss, running my own business and traveling the world visiting exotic locations. Being Debt free and...
Jan 1, 2008 MLM Network Magazine Jan 2008 Clicks: 6428 Comments

Keith McEachern By: TNMM Editor

Have you ever opened a closet door, put a skeleton in there, hoping that door would never open again? Is there something in your past that would cause you extreme embarrassment if it were...
Nov 1, 2007 MLM Network Magazine Nov 2007 Clicks: 7411 Comments

Ken Crawford By: TNMM Editor

Then over time I noticed that people who join fitness classes and gyms or start diets together seemed to benefit from joining with other people. When I peeled back the layers and explored this I...
Jul 1, 2007 MLM Network Magazine Jul 2007 Clicks: 7155 Comments

Angel Matos By: TNMM Editor

Like many people, I got a call too. It can be fun being kind of cynical, but eventually, the good ones wear you down. And fortunately, as happens often, the follow up comes at a time when there...
Jun 1, 2007 MLM Network Magazine Jun 2007 Clicks: 7213 Comments

Phil and Sheila Barnhart By: TNMM Editor

Thanks to Network Marketing our lives have taken on new meaning and we have grown as human beings far beyond what we were during our corporate lives. We have had more recognition in two years with...
May 1, 2007 MLM Network Magazine May 2007 Clicks: 7198 Comments

Susan Walsh By: TNMM Editor

It taught me that I really was not interested in having a boss from that point forward. I was clear I wanted to have my own business but certainly didn't want to head in the same direction as my...
Mar 1, 2007 MLM Network Magazine Mar 2007 Clicks: 7065 Comments

Jim Bellacera By: TNMM Editor

Then when I started to understand there were steps to having your dream come true, I realized I had to overcome me! My fears were so big that I found it hard to believe that I could do it....
Mar 1, 2007 MLM Network Magazine Mar 2007 Clicks: 6589 Comments

John Milton Fogg By: TNMM Editor

One of the things I love is that we have come across so many of those 'Greatest Networkers' during our years in the industry. Yes-and it's a fictional book. It's a story. I've had a lot of people...
Feb 1, 2007 MLM Network Magazine Feb 2007 Clicks: 6721 Comments

Erik Weihenmayer By: TNMM Editor

I've been able to live a good life of adventure. I have a beautiful family. My wife and I have a daughter, Emma, who is six years old and we're in the process of adopting a little boy from Nepal....
Jan 1, 2007 MLM Network Magazine Jan 2007 Clicks: 7217 Comments

Jack Maitland By: TNMM Editor

I started a few games, got to catch a touchdown pass from Johnny Unitas, and we went on to win the Super Bowl that year. So six months out of a small college that had never produced a professional...
Jan 1, 2007 MLM Network Magazine Jan 2007 Clicks: 8917 Comments

Carole Taylor By: TNMM Editor

Today, the industry is much more a people business than it was 25 years ago. Building relationships, putting people ahead of products and profits is more the idea now. We are in the 'service...
Dec 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Dec 2006 Clicks: 7144 Comments

Joel Sauceda By: TNMM Editor

**A C- student's start in the world** The Air National Guard made true on its promise to turn a boy into a man. This was the first chance that I had to get outside of my parent's home and explore...
Dec 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Dec 2006 Clicks: 6872 Comments

The Packard Brothers By: TNMM Editor

At age 24, I moved from Denver to Scottsdale, Arizona - to work with my brother Jeff on the road with Sales Trainer and Motivational Speaker Tom Hopkins. It was a great opportunity to learn from...
Nov 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Nov 2006 Clicks: 7119 Comments

Network Marketing Live! Luke's Story By: TNMM Editor

We don’t know how many months this feature will go for, but we will keep it going as long as it offers value to our readers. We expect this series will be helpful for new networkers, experienced...
Oct 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Oct 2006 Clicks: 7276 Comments

My journey to America By: Ellie Drake

For many years, I started dreaming about starting my life in a country where I would have the choice to pursue my passions. It was 5 a.m. I washed my face with the semi warm water while looking at...
Oct 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Oct 2006 Clicks: 7608 Comments

Network Marketing - Live! Luke’s Story By: TNMM Editor

We don’t know how many months this feature will go for, but we will keep it going as long as it offers value to our readers. We expect this series will be helpful for new networkers, experienced...
Sep 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Sep 2006 Clicks: 6834 Comments

Angela Wills By: TNMM Editor

So I kept at my business, even when things never seemed to go right. Finding a business that suits your needs and desires may be a journey, as it was for me. But finally working with a company...
Jul 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Jul 2006 Clicks: 6497 Comments

Donnie Kelly By: TNMM Editor

My, do time's change! We had another baby in 1996; and another baby in 1998. Now, we were spending college tuition just on daycare. Traveling for my job was not so glamorous anymore. Life was a...
Jul 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Jul 2006 Clicks: 6882 Comments

Lloyd 'Coach' Tomer By: TNMM Editor

I was happy with a lot of things, I was happy with my two sons, who were married and out on their own, but I was broke. I had earned $10,200 in 1980 and had a lot of fun in the ministry But,...
Jun 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Jun 2006 Clicks: 7110 Comments

Mike and Annie Koenig By: TNMM Editor

Our investigation of the juice company was also short. We bought 8 bottles of juice, gave them to friends and family to try for 30 days. At the end of those 30 days, we solicited their opinions of...
Jun 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Jun 2006 Clicks: 6990 Comments

Cathy Wendte By: TNMM Editor

I was right! But...it was certainly not overnight nor was it without challenges. I would NOT be the poster child parading across any stage with an overnight rags to riches story. (Frankly, if I...
Jun 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Jun 2006 Clicks: 7324 Comments

Jimmy "the butcher" Smith By: TNMM Editor

In those days you built your meal around the meat. So he said, "I guarantee you, kid, you become a butcher and you'll have a job the rest of your life." And I said, "Okay, I'll become a butcher." I...
Apr 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Apr 2006 Clicks: 8099 Comments

Ryan Chamberlin By: TNMM Editor

It sounded different. What sounded different this time, Ryan? Actually, there were a couple of different things. For one, the point of life where I was at was different. Maybe, just the...
Apr 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Apr 2006 Clicks: 9358 Comments

Elizabeth Harrington By: Elizabeth Harrington

My ability to adapt to an ever changing and unknown business climate has been really strengthened! Through all of this, not only have we survived but become more successful, and built such a strong...
Mar 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Mar 2006 Clicks: 6827 Comments

Art Burleigh By: John Milton Fogg

He proceeded to describe network marketing to me and I discovered he was with a company called NSA. He marketed water filters. I was pretty intrigued. It sounded to me almost like a legitimate...
Feb 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Feb 2006 Clicks: 7950 Comments

Kathi Minsky By: John Milton Fogg

In order for me to get out of there I really was looking for some way to transition my income so I could build up enough residual to be able to afford to leave Alaska and maintain the lifestyle...
Feb 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Feb 2006 Clicks: 7586 Comments

Lori Andersen By: John Milton Fogg

She gave us some tapes to watch and we thought, "Gosh, if they can do it we can do it." We had never heard of it before but after the results I got and looking at the information we said yes. So...
Feb 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Feb 2006 Clicks: 7195 Comments

Michael Dlouhy By: John Milton Fogg

So, that was a real blessing to us and still, 26 years later, they send an annual check on the residual of some of the business we did way back then. Michael, what was your career at the...
Feb 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Feb 2006 Clicks: 7658 Comments

Dave Johnson By: TNMM Editor

At the time, I was 24 years old and I didn't want to go to night school forever. I got this bright idea to join the Navy. They have the best electronic schools. So, I was in boot camp as a 24 year...
Jan 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Jan 2006 Clicks: 7470 Comments

Connie Kittson By: TNMM Editor

First and foremost, was the philosophy of the company: Faith, family and career, in that order. That seemed to work well with my values, so right then I knew this was a good match. Also, the...
Jan 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Jan 2006 Clicks: 8292 Comments

Jan Wakeland By: TNMM Editor

And, of course, on a personal level, scrapbooking is a great way to preserve family memories. How big is the company? How successful is this? The company is approaching 50,000 consultants in the...
Jan 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Jan 2006 Clicks: 7223 Comments

Bill Holderby By: Bill Holderby

The first motivational book I ever read was The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz, and that was it! That was what brought me into this industry and business, this belief that you can become...
Jan 1, 2006 MLM Network Magazine Jan 2006 Clicks: 8114 Comments

Teri Williams By: TNMM Editor

So, for two years, I actually sent people somewhere else to get their products. Once I realized the profound effects this had on people I made a conscious choice to become a student of network...
Dec 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Dec 2005 Clicks: 6803 Comments

Melodee Rosen By: Melodee Rosen

was it about network marketing that got your attention? Residual Income! Repeat monthly income; an income producing asset like a book or film, which has royalties is always attractive. I'd...
Dec 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Dec 2005 Clicks: 6706 Comments

Kathy Coover By: Kathy Coover

Actually, I fell in love with a product that really changed my life. I was at the time where I had just had my son and I wanted to stay home and be with him. I was also an entrepreneurial type and...
Dec 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Dec 2005 Clicks: 8049 Comments

Lisa Wilber By: Lisa Wilber

It's funny that I didn't realize when I was on Guam that they didn't have all the benefits that we have here in the United States. I think they do now, but they didn't in 1981. We paid for shipping...
Dec 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Dec 2005 Clicks: 6701 Comments

Jason Haks By: TNMM Editor

What is it that makes him special for you? I guess we can relate to each other. I really like Jim's attitude toward life and I think he's a fantastic network marketer. He sincerely cares about...
Nov 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Nov 2005 Clicks: 7151 Comments

Diane Walker By: TNMM Editor

And had something happened to you? Oh yes! I had companies go out of business on me, and I had companies that didn't live up to the message, but I was much too stubborn to give up. I knew I could...
Nov 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Nov 2005 Clicks: 6446 Comments

David Hervey By: TNMM Editor

I've always been ambitious, even as a kid. In the small town I grew up in I built lemonade stands and even built a shoe shine stand and that type thing. In college I helped work my way through...
Nov 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Nov 2005 Clicks: 7627 Comments

Jackie Ulmer By: Jackie Ulmer

Fast forward about 10 years and I'm a new mom and I want to be home, but I also want an income. I love being a mom but I'm one of those moms that need something else, too… something in the adult...
Nov 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Nov 2005 Clicks: 7382 Comments

Warren Nelson By: TNMM Editor

What did you do in the corporate world Warren? I was in technology: Management, Sales, Marketing, National Sales Management and General Management with technology companies. So you were deep...
Oct 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Oct 2005 Clicks: 8224 Comments

Margie Aliprandi By: Margie Aliprandi

Margie, what did you do in your former life… before network marketing? I was a Junior High School Music Teacher and did some acting, some industrial work, some television commercial work,...
Oct 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Oct 2005 Clicks: 9126 Comments

Jim Ryder By: TNMM Editor

I was exposed to it by a woman who really didn't seem (at the time) to be the most professional person in the world, but she sure made a lot of sense. I was impressed with the concept of being paid...
Oct 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Oct 2005 Clicks: 6508 Comments

Robin Cohen By: Robin Cohen

Let's start at the beginning. How did you first become aware of network marketing and how did you get involved in it? Well, I was making six-figures in the seafood industry and I had to get up...
Oct 1, 2005 MLM Network Magazine Oct 2005 Clicks: 7064 Comments

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