You know what…..I love costa coffee, infact its my favourite joint to relax myself sipping a double choco and use their wifi for blogging daily.
In fact am writing this very post sitting at costa…
I was thinking about how can i give you guys value and i wanted to choose something so that i can really over deliver.
…..as i was thinking and checking my facebook and tweets…
one of my college junior and her father walks up to me with a smile….
I was thinking, “Why is he smiling?”…i basically ignored it because i couldn’t recognize him although i had a doubt if i had seen the old man’s daughter somewhere…
I wasn’t quite sure who she was or if she was just a look alike of someone i knew.
I graduated from college 2 years ago, how am i supposed to remember, right?
The girl walks up to me and asks me, “Are you from waljat?”
After a bit of a shock I was like, “umm…i graduated from there. How do you know me?”
“I studied in Waljat. I’m you junior”
Now at this point the old man came in and started the usual network marketer’s “Hey, how you doing?”
He asked me what i did for a living, where i’m working…basically trying to understand what is the problem i am facing so he can pitch his goods to me 😉
So i was sitting there and having a happy conversation. Everything is fine.
After we talked about my visa, (i was having a very hard time getting a visa), he found the problem and this is what he said…
“Actually i think i have something you can benefit from since you are a computer science student”
…i kid you not…at that statement my mind was going like, “ok here comes the pitch”
He didn’t say a word about the company and the only thing he mentioned is its a dubai-based company selling eCommerce products….
so am expecting him to say its a network marketing opportunity or MLM or something….
but nope…nothing at all.
So he went on with a 5 minute pitch and told that his senior manager will meet me and talk to me about the opportunity…
In my mind, i was so confident, “this is 100% network marketing opportunity”, why?
A) the old man was a “traditional” network marketer
B) he delivered zero value to me
C) he tried, but he failed to use the power of attraction so i would eager to know more about his offer
but as a man, respecting his age i didn’t want to say, i’m not interested so i didn’t want to just ignore him like i used to ignore these “old-school” marketers.
I asked him politely, “Is this a network marketing opportunity?”
He was shocked and said, “how did you know?” and his daughter had a jaw-drop.
Pretty darn sure, they didnt expect that from me. I was just a normal customer sitting in costa browsing the web, well actually thinking of something to write.
I just smiled at him and said, ” I’m an affiliate with empower network.”
“Its about internet marketing. I teach people how to make money online and help network marketers generate leads and convert sales on the internet”
I had a sense of authority when i actually said that to him…hehe
after continuing with his pitch which was basically promoting and praising what he is trying to sell…
and he gave me his card and left…
I was sitting right there…wow…thank God i just got an amazing topic to right about…
hence this post.
Deep down i was thinking, if only i could help him build his business by teaching him or her daughter how to generate leads online maybe they can get benefited.
Anyways they are going to call me to setup a meeting, for another loooooong boring pitch. I don’t feel like going behind them at all because metaphorically am the deer and he is the hunter…
no deer on the planet ever stands for a hunter…it just runs away.
I teach people the exact opposite and thats “being the hunted”.
My goal is to help you attract leads and get people to buy from you, ONLY FROM YOU!!!
For all i know, i do not know if i can help him to build his business…
…cuz you know he is old and he has been doing 3-way calls and other crap for a long long time probably…so he might not choose to do things the different way (the smart way)….but hey who is forcing…
I’m doing what i love to do the most…hehe just like Vin Deisel says in Fast 6 with a bit of attitude even though am using it in a completely different scenario, “Take it or Leave it” m/
If you are a network marketer, trying to prospect people by promoting your product….all i can say is good luck….its going to be insanely hard…
But when you get in with the main intention is to make other people’s lifes better and provide value by doing so…network marketing is just a breeze and…
not bragging though….with the tools i use you can go sky high and beyond…thats how powerful the world wide web is baby..
thats all for now folks…had a pretty good evening talking to them and sharing one of my life experience & giving you some golden nuggets….
time to get back home and nail my workout..
This is your online success engineer signing off,