Sunday, April 23, 2006

I Used To Be...Now I'm Not by Diane Hochman

I Used To Be Fat, Now I’m Not

I Used To Be Dumb, Now I’m Not

I Used To Be Broke, Now I’m Not

How A Broken Down, Fat, Tired
and Not So Smart Connecticut Housewife
Used "
Speed" To Change Her Existence

By Diane Hochman

Let me take you there. Imagine if you will a 32 year old, who has not done
a thing to take care of herself in 3 years. Two little girls running around
a mom who was just too shot to even get off the couch…We’ll maybe just to
go to McDonalds. Get the picture? Things were bad. I mean really bad.

But I wasn’t just really fat and sick. You see I had left my full time job
because I wanted to be closer to home and my girls. I figured we’d cut back,
no problem…unless of course you are depressed because you are so fat that you
start shopping to fill the big hole inside. Little things at Kmart and Target.
No big deal. Just bags of junk I didn’t need conveniently paid for with plastic.

So here I was, 32 years old, broke, fat and stupid. Hiding the bills from my husband hoping I’d figure out how to pay them before he realized what was going on.

Desperation was my middle name. I was anxious. I couldn’t sleep and I was eating like an animal to calm myself. Something had to change.

So then I had a bright idea…I’d get a part time job.

What a joke. Here I was, a college educated woman who had let her self esteem sink so low that I applied for a job in a supermarket. And each night as I waddled around the store with mop in hand I dreamed of a better way. But how?

Now I never was a spiritual person back then but I believe that I must have prayed in my own way because soon answers started to arrive.

I was accidentally introduced to Network Marketing.

I became a customer of a major health and nutrition company (you might be wondering where I got the money to buy products…well that’s a story for another day). I lost a few pounds and felt a little better. Within a month I decided to sign an application with the company just so I could buy products at the wholesale price.

Lo and Behold, inside the box I received the day I signed up was a manual. And that my friends… was a turning point….The first time I saw a MLM compensation plan.

This was it!!!!!!! The answer.

So get this….

I decided that it was a GREAT idea for this totally obese chick to sell skinny pills.


I was gonna get rich, pay off all my bills and be a babe!

All I Had to Do Was Figure Out How to Lose 100 Pounds, Sell A Bunch of Diet Pills and Earn Enough to Pay Off 40k In Debt.

No Problem!!! Piece Of Cake!!!

It was quite obvious to me that I wasn’t going to be able to run around and pitch people on buying my skinny pills at 250 lbs (hey, I had lost 20 lbs already) so I hit the net and tried to find info on how to market.

I scoured through crap, filled out every form and became the spam queen of Connecticut.

I was receiving so much junk email within a few days I had to change my email address not once but twice.

I spent money on all your typical MLM training courses and spent hours listening to them. In fact, I became known as the “Head Phone” lady in my neighborhood. Everywhere I went I had headphones. My own family began to make fun of me.

So with all the listening I was chock full of knowledge. I knew it all. I knew how to counsel the downline I didn’t have, I knew how to run an opportunity meeting for the prospects I didn’t have and I could recite 10 scripts in English and Spanish.

Only One Problem…
I Didn’t Know How To Make Any Money.
All I Was Doing Was Spending Money.

Once again, I have no idea how it happened but I guess while I was busy “saying yes” to every offer I came across I clicked a small one-line ad about a “New Jersey Truck Driver Who Broke The Code. 5000 Downline In One Year.”

I had entered the world of MLM BIGFISH. The home page of Mr. Joe Schroeder. I goofed around and read some articles that really bugged me.

This guy was saying that everything I had been taught was WRONG.

How dare he tell me that the thousands of dollars I had spent on the wrong training had been a waste. How dare he tell me that I was throwing out money every time I ran an ad or bought leads. How dare he suggest that my upline was playing me for a fool with their co-ops and tools.

Oh yeah, now I get it. He wanted me to buy his course.

Forget it.

I was deeper in the hole now than I had been when I started and there was no way I was buying anything else…even if it was only a few bucks. Hmmm 2 tapes and a booklet for only a few bucks. That’s a good deal…But NO WAY.

Nope. I’m not buying anything else.

I’ll just sign up for the free newsletter and leave it at that.

Besides, I don’t know about this guy.

What is a New Jersey truck driver going to teach me anyway.

“My company has all kinds of fancy trainers.” I thought.

Why do I need this guy? I don’t need this guy. Nope, I definitely don’t need him.

And so I went back to the drawing board trying to sell my skinny pills. By now I was down to 200 lbs. Pretty good. I was feeling better. I was hanging out at company rallys, believing that I could do something and actually having some success.

But I still kept getting the newsletter from this guy Joe and I couldn’t get his ideas out of my mind.

I knew he was right. I just couldn’t shake what he was saying.

I listened to his FREE tele-seminars time and time again. Read all his free articles and fax on demands. Made notes. Studied.

If this was what Joe Schroeder was giving away, what was on those CDs and in the manual?

So I Finally Took Out My Credit Card And Ordered The Damn Course.

$217 including shipping. 4.2 pounds of pure joy delivered to my door. Live operators standing by.

I remember cringing as I entered my credit card number.

That moment was a moment that changed my life.

“Walk as if and go as though” Joe says.

I walked in faith. I don’t know why but I knew there was something here.

A few days later the course arrived. Basic…Rather plain looking, nothing like it is today all glossy and slick.

8 audio tapes, a booklet, and a HUGE manual.

And a bunch of other papers and stuff.

I popped a tape in and heard Disciplines of Doership and I was off to the races.

This guy actually believed I could be something. He believed I could be more.

One by one I inhaled the tapes and then I sat with the manual.

Joe spoke of creating cash flow and retailing to put $200 to $1000 in my pocket each week while I was waiting for my downline to show up.

It made so much sense.

Now Joe had a great product line to market. Just like he does today only now it’s even more powerful but at the time I didn’t see how I could market MLM stuff. I didn’t see myself in that market…so I went back to what I knew…skinny pills and powders. Later on I moved into marketing generic training but I needed to start from where I was.

I studied every last word Joe taught and made notes. I internalized the idea of the “Quick Link” and went through Joe’s links to see how they worked.

Over and over, I listened. Day, night, in the car, at the supermarket. I changed diapers to the tapes, scrubbed floors to the tapes, sweat with those tapes on the treadmill until I became “THE QUICK LINK QUEEN PIONEER DOER EXTRORDINAIRE”.

And then…I created my web…my power points of information.

I stopped selling and started pointing and in a moment my business changed.

All I had to do was push people into the funnel and they would run around like little mice in a maze until one by one they found their way out and called me…credit card in hand. Anxious to buy.

They felt like they knew me just like I felt I knew Joe. They wanted to meet me just like I wanted to meet Joe. They thought I was cool, just like I thought Joe was cool.

It Was Magic…It Was Amazing…

The rest is history my friends.

I lost 100 pounds. I got smart(thanks Joe). And I paid off the 40K in debt.

My life is a completely different story today.

But here is the key.

I was nothing fancy.

I used home-made, how-to booklets and flyers.

I still do today.

I used those tools to tell my story.

Here it is:

I was fat, now I’m not.

I was dumb, now I’m not.

I was broke, now I’m not.

Nothing fancy.

One of the most important things I learned on those tapes and in that manual was:

“You Don’t Have To Get it Right, You Just Have To Get It Going”
Joseph Louis Schroeder

It’s a philosophy that I apply to my life every day.

Let me ask you a question…

Do you have the guts to get it going?

Do you have the GUTS to do THE BIG EXPERIMENT?

Are you ready to change…be a yes, yes person?

If a broken down, fat, tired housewife can find a way…

What can you do?

I believe in you my friend.

Just like Joe believed in me…so long ago.

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Diane Hochman
Angel of Prosperity

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