What Do You Say
... to "My sponsor isn't helping me"?
is why you got into Network
Marketing! You have several leaders
who have gotten strong enough to
"graduate" from your training, and
they give your business -- and
commissions -- a solid foundation.
When you took a three-week vacation
last month, your income actually
increased! Your downline is
(finally) a successline, and your
former prospects are seeing the
fulfillment of their goals and
Except for Bill. He keeps calling
you with concerns, questions, and
complaints. He isn't experiencing
the progress you would expect. Since
Bill was sponsored into the business
by someone several levels below you,
you've encouraged him to talk with
his sponsor and upline leader for
Bill doesn't seem to hear you.
You finally ask directly, "Bill, why
aren't you calling your sponsor and
immediate upline with these
questions and concerns? They are
eager to help you, and you are part
of their team. I certainly don't
mind helping you with your business,
but I don't want to undermine my key
Bill replies, "I'm really
frustrated with my lack of results.
I don't understand what I need to do
in this business, and my sponsor
isn't helping me."
What do you say?
This month we turned the question
over to the Young Masters of the
Young Networkers Association. They
are a five-member industry-support
team modeled after the Upline
Masters, and they hold regular
"Mastermind" sessions to discuss
issues and challenges facing
Generation-X Networkers. We'll
include the two Young Masters who
were unable to reply before we went
to press, Kristan Sergeant and
Jennifer Cummings, in a future
Kentucky Douglas, founder
of the Young Networkers Association and
facilitator for the Mastermind sessions,
lives in Victoria, BC. His current focus
is generic support and high-tech
Claes Lundström has earned
his way to the top position, Diamond
Executive, with Quorum. He works with
his international team of Networkers
from his home in Stockholm, Sweden.
Jason Fisher is a member of
the Young Networkers Association, and he
has distinguished himself as one of the
youngest North American distributors to
have reached the top ranks of Herbalife.
He lives in Long Island, NY.
Shane Klippenes is a Young
Master with the Young Networkers
Association, and a Five Star Executive
with SupraLife International. He has
been full-time for three years. Shane
resides in Helena, MT.
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Reprinted with permission from
Upline, What Do You Say? - January 2000,