"I need to get organized."

On a business opportunity conference call tonight, one gal said her problem was, “I need to get organized.”

Me: “What does that mean exactly?”


She: Well, actually, I need my people to get organized. I need to know how to help them get organized.


I’ve signed up about 20 people, and no one is doing anything, so I want to know how to help them get organized.

“Need to get organized” sounds like a euphemism for nobody’s doing anything. What can I do?

I told her this.

Of the 20 folks you’ve signed up, choose two. Two who 1) made at least an initial product order for $500, and 2) who have the most life force and upbeat disposition. Call them up. Try language like this:

Lulu, I know we haven’t talked much, but I’m calling you because when we first got connected with this business you said you wanted to do it so that you could…[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][send your girl to private dancing lessons]

FILL IN why she said initially she wanted to do the business.

Anyway, I called because I wanted to know if there’s anything I can do to help you make that thing happen. If your life is too busy now, no problem. But since you have so much life force and charisma, I wanted to check, in case there’s anything I could do to help you make that happen.

Wait for the response. If she’s shy about calling people because she’s not sure what to say, show her the language to use that ends with, “Do you know anyone who might like to know about a product like that?”

It’s a start. If folks don’t know what to say, they’ll be forever looking for ways to ‘get organized’ when what they mean is, they need some language they can use without feeling like they’re pressuring their friends, or worse, looking foolish to their network.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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Kim Klaver


  • Hi Kim,

    Often when people come into a business and then 'don't do anything' it's not that they don't want to, but that they don't know how and what to say.

    Your phrase … "Do you know anyone who might like to know about a product like that?" …is a non-threatening way to ask anyone for referrals.

    I love that!


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