Strong personal-development programs are critical for sustaining HOPE and PRODUCTIVITY. One day in mid-March, your teams were planning a spring full of customer events, national convention trips and new retail sales. The next day, they were replacing in-person appointments with web conference calls, canceling flights and maybe seeing their order pipelines start to dwindle. The COVID-19…

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Does your compensation plan reward the right behaviors? IF YOU’VE ever seen the 2011 film Moneyball, you can recall the premise: Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A’s (portrayed by actor Brad Pitt), sets out to rebuild his failing team. His strategy: turning to hard numbers to identify the diamonds in the rough who…

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Creating a fun, exciting, attractive environment. I have A few topics that I want to talk about that are very close to my heart that can help create a winning environment that leads to constant growth. I believe the key for all of us is to build something, build a business that’s bigger than any…

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What You Focus On Grows

If you’re too spread out and trying to accomplish too many things, you’re setting yourself—and your team—up for a lot of frustration. If you were to ask 10 middle managers at your company what your organization’s top three priorities were, would all 10 give you the same answers? Or would those answers vary wildly? This…

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I believe you’ve got to get up every day, keep moving and tackle what’s in front of you. In some ways, I was lucky. I wasn’t born wealthy. I didn’t come up through any kind of Ivy League or high-powered business dynasty. I didn’t know anything about big-city life and was relatively unsophisticated in the…

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Dallas-based Stream continues to expand its footprint and stay at the forefront as a leader in the direct selling industry. StreamFounded: 2005Headquarters: Dallas, TXTop Executive: Mark “Bouncer” Schiro, CEOAnnual Revenue: $958 MillionProducts: Energy (electric and gas), wireless, protective and home services Dallas-based Stream was founded in 2005 by Rob Snyder and Pierre Koshakji as a direct selling…

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John Addison spent 35 years in the corporate offices of one of the world’s largest direct selling companies, Primerica Inc., most recently serving as Co-CEO. Since his retirement, he wrote the best-selling book Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose, and he now serves as president and CEO of Addison Leadership Group.…

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The real success stories in direct selling are as much about personal growth and self-improvement as they are about business. Take the story of Mary Kay Ash as a perfect example. Born in 1918 in Hot Wells, Texas, Ash went from housewife to door-to-door saleswoman to cosmetics mogul all in the span of about 25…

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John Addison spent 35 years in the corporate offices of one of the world’s largest direct selling companies, Primerica Inc., most recently serving as Co-CEO. Since his retirement, he wrote the best-selling book Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose, and he now serves as Leadership Editor for SUCCESS magazine and president and CEO…

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Primerica Financial Services Primerica assists clients in meeting their needs for term life insurance, which it underwrites, as well as mutual funds, annuities and other financial products, which it distributes primarily on behalf of third parties. In 2016, Primerica insured more than 4 million lives and maintained approximately 2 million investment accounts on behalf of…

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