14 09 2009

The Detroit ACN International Training is now behind us. As I mentioned in a previous post, ACN hosts these events every quarter in different regions of the country. If you have never been to one? You really have no clue.

“You really aren’t IN ACN until you’ve been to an International event.” This statement is heard often in the weeks leading up to each International. It may seem like a bromide, but it’s true. I’m always amazed at the profound affect that these weekends have on new reps.

Detroit’s proximity to Canada led to a lot of Canadians being in attendance this weekend. It was great to hear their roar everytime a Canadian RVP or SVP take the stage.

Getting your team to the International Trainings is the key to driving your ACN business. The rule of thumb is that once you have double digits (10+) in attendance (with at least two reps in each of three separate legs), that you are on your way to Team Coordinator. I had six reps in two different legs at this event.

Our team is based in Southern California. Last December my sponsor parlayed 20 reps (with 3 separate legs represented) at the Anaheim International into a TC promotion for both he and his wife. They now have over 1200 reps in their organization in less than 10 months.

A few weeks I wondered how long it would be before I would be able to take advantage of an ACN International coming back to So Cal. This weekend we learned that the next International event will be in Anaheim December 4th.

That is 81 days from today. While today is another travel day, I used the time at the airport to contact my team who did not make it to Detroit to set up appointments to map out a game plan for the next 80 days.

I have been around long enough to know that the next 11 plus weeks will FLY BY before I know it. So the focus has to be on making the most of each of the next 80 days. I need to make sure that everyone understands how we are going to build from “event to event” in the next 80 days.

First up? Saturday training in Glendora this week. This is where we’ll unveil the plan for the next 30 days.

Next up? The ACN Regional coming up a week later, September 26th in Anaheim. My goal is to have 20 people there for that event. Senior Vice Presidents Mike Bisutti and Jeff Weber will host that event.

yellow brick roadThree weeks later? Regional Vice President (and MLM training guru) Larry Raskin is coming to Southern California to do a Sunday Leadership training from 1-6 pm.

Could the roadmap be layed out anymore perfectly or clearly? Follow the yellow brick road people…follow the yellow brick road.

Today is just about over. I am writing this on my flight from Detroit to Houston. I’ll have time to make a phone call or two during my layover there, but it’ll be past 11 pm by the time I get home tonight.

One day down (see how quickly they go?), EIGHTY days left.