Wow, this Halloween weekend was truly one of the happiest weekends of my entire adult life.
In Houston, Texas I witnessed network marketing professionals from more than 30 countries, representing 59 different business opportunities in attendance, learning and growing in unison.
A unified industry is something I’ve always envisioned since Build A Magnetic Network’s inception.
Art Jonak and his mastermind event totally fired me up, and the fact that he shares the same vision as I do and has been leading this event for several years really adds fuel to that fire burning inside me.
But one of the most satisfying moments of the whole weekend was the “Olive Branch” session with my friend Mike Dillard and Art Jonak, the mastermind event’s host.
Before we go any further, I hope you understand the significance of this session.
95% of all attendees in this event were what Mike would consider “old-school” networkers… the very group of people the sales letter for his famous course ‘Magnetic Sponsoring’ seemed to have tramped for the past 5 years.
Naturally, it was a bit odd and even shocking to some that Mike was at the event, let alone leading a session with Art in a potentially hostile environment.
Why would someone like Mike put himself in this situation where 95% of the people saw him as “the enemy?”
Personally, having known Mike as a friend for the last 2 years and a mentor for 3…
I was not surprised because the Mike Dillard I know understands the network marketing industry very well and has incredible integrity. This is not to say he is perfect.
Oh, and several people came up to the microphone with some challenging questions during an intense Q&A session, including Randy Gage himself!
It was awesome having Mike there and seeing him stand up for the industry by answering every question thrown at him.
To see these top leaders from come together, and Mike showing up in such an open forum to essentially help ease the rift between the “new school / online” and “old school / offline” literally brought tears to my eyes.
As an industry it’s time we unite as one to not only help raise the overall image of the industry, but to help more people because there are folks out there seriously hurting financially (which leads to other challenges) and we have the solution!
This photo of Mike Dillard shaking hand with Orrin Woodward is truly a dream come true for me.
It’s a moment I’ve bee waiting for… for THREE YEARS!
And I was so happy that I was right beside them to witness this historic moment.
I see powerful collaboration between these two giants.
This event is the who’s who in the network marketing industry (note: “Internet network marketing” is just a small piece of the overall industry).
“Big Al” Shreiter,
Donna Imson and
were on hand as the faculty members while a good number of multiple-6 and 7 figure earners as well as network marketing company owners were in the audience taking notes and learning (yes, we’ll ALWAYS be students of the industry).
And since it’s a generic industry training event, no cross-recruiting was allowed.
The training these leaders provided is easily worth $1000’s…
But the relationships built at the event…
MAN, these new relationships built at the event will change the industry we all love so much FOR-EVER.
The next Network Marketing Mastermind event will take place during the last weekend of October in 2011, and I am going to be there for sure.
I’d love to have YOU join me there.
The 2011 Mastermind event is still about 12 months away…
BUT if you are onboard with this movement…
this one-unified-industry movement that promotes friendly competition and responsible marketing… and want to benefit from the training and wisdom of leaders from various network marketing companies on an ongoing basis, go now and visit www.RealWorkAtHomeProfits.com.
Each Wednesday we have a free teleseminar featuring at least one leader in the industry.
The call is 100% generic with no mention of company names.
I truly hope you see the power of this idea.
The idea of a group of like-minded people working in unison toward the same goal is what makes our industry so powerful and life-changing.
We’d love to have your life be one that we somehow help transform.
We will leave no one behind.
Dream Enormous my friend!