This is part two of the questions from Kayla on MLM etiquette. She asked about trading leads…
“I also wanted to ask you about proper etiquette on asking people about leads that don’t qualify for their company. For example, if I talked to someone who was open to MLM but their true passion was home decorating, I would point them to a friend who is a rep for companies with this product line. Or if their passion is make-up, I would direct them to someone in a cosmetic company. Is it okay to ask my other MLM friends if they have leads that weren’t right for them, but may be right for my company?
“I personally wouldn’t be offended if they asked me. To me that’s part of networking and helping each other out. However, if it is not good MLM etiquette, I wouldn’t do it.”
Fair question. I don’t think this comes up that often, because most people are approached to companies on the business opportunity (at least in my world), and they usually accept it or reject it on those merits. But in answer to your question, I don ‘t have any problem with what you’re describing.
It doesn’t conflict with an accepted ethics or etiquette, and it is congruent with the principles of prosperity. Professional respect and networking benefit us all.
This is definitely the kind of relationships that develop at the annual Mastermind Event that Art Jonak runs. Unlike many of the pitch fests or other events that are used to surreptitiously recruit your people, this event is meticulous about keeping a safe, generic environment. In fact, at the last one, Orjan Saele was telling the story of getting Peter, his top distributor, on a referral from me. Peter was a friend of mine, he was looking for the right opportunity, and my company didn’t operate in Norway. So I connected the two of them and great things happened.
When we operate out of prosperity consciousness instead of fear, everyone is the profession wins.