I was asked to speak at Men’s Leadership tonight, and my topic is building numbers. It is an apt topic for Tina and I because this is an area that we must develop. I began thinking about why numbers matter in the TEAM environment, and how numbers in the system and at our meetings fortify our efforts to build a lasting community and a profitable business.
Mona Vie is a great product, and the comp plan is one of the best that I have ever seen, but in order to build a large business, the focus has to stay on people and relationships. Having weathered the storm of the past year of change, we all can attest to the fact that the relationships held us together even when we had no product, and those same relationships will allow us to prosper in our Mona Vie future.
If you think that community building is not a major concern then check out these stats from a book entitled “Battle cry for a generation”, by Ron Luce. The average American watches 127 hours a month of television. That equates to 52 total days in a year. At the same time the average American parent spends less than 38 minutes a month in meaningful, uninterrupted conversations with their children. When asked, 54% of American children would prefer watching television over spending time with their parents. Large media companies understand the power of building numbers in their community. Large corporations spend billions of dollars on advertising in order to capitalize on the millions of Americans plugged into that media. He that controls the inputs, controls the output, and ultimately controls the nation.
Before Team we were all caught in a system that sucked billions of dollars out of our households leaving us with out of control debt, and frustration. Now we have a chance to take back out lives. We have a chance to plug into a different source of information that will lead to different actions and in turn different habits. Mona Vie is a great direct selling business, but TEAM is an environment conducive for change and conducive for results. By building numbers of people plugged into this system we are beginning to have an effect on this world one household at a time. As we build our business we should always remember that we are not trying to “get” people into anything, we are trying to open up their minds to new information, and with that new information they can take advantage of the leverage a loyal community can bring to any market. Today Mona Vie, tomorrow…?