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TE Kate B.

United States

E365 Champion
Gold Fast-Track
Posts: 608 | Followers: 321 | 5th year with SFI

35 posts

Over 4000 VP, no Silver Team Leader Badge in sight!! in Team Building #PSA #Sponsor #VersaPoints

21 days ago


There's a lot that SFI has done to help.

When it comes to commissions, you earn from the BTL as an NSA.
When the sponsor of the BTL is no longer active (45 days no login and less than 250 VP) their team of affiliates go to you.
You can continue to sponsor NEW PSA affiliates. Work with them and get them BTL.

Things to remember:

Your team probably reads the Forum. Speak highly of them.
Your PSA is an individual affiliate and runs their team as they see fit.

You've read this all before. I'm not going to mention to lead by example, because I can see that you do when it comes to your SFI profile.

My personal solution when I get frustrated with slow growth? Double down my efforts in bringing new affiliates to SFI and talk sweeter to all my team.

Thing is, we ALL want to earn, When affiliates realize that we ONLY earn from CV, they will begin to sell, buy, or quit.
All three are positive for your success and the success of SFI overall.

Much luck!

8 posts

Can you participate in Opti-Build being EA? in Team Building #Team Building

24 days ago


You must be a BTL.

Many won't be so direct.

I will.

It's your business. Go Large. Be BIG. DO IT!

Gain the rank you can gain. No sandbagging.

No one but you chooses your path.


9 posts

Missing MRP! in VersaPoints #Compensation #VersaPoints

24 days ago


Oh dear. MSRP has been gone for a while.

Please ask your PSA to keep abreast of SFI information.

You can peruse the SFI news here: news.sfimg.com/

We have moved on.


19 posts

College/school versus SFI in Team Building

24 days ago


I can certainly appreciate the allure to advise SFI over college. I stop there.

I can find time to work SFI and still maintain a dedicated professional driver with a typical 80 hour work week. I submit any college student can do just as fair.

Let SFI be grown slowly, with dedication and determination. As a part-time endeavour.

Don't be mediocre. Do both!

7 posts

Why cannot ANY Sponsor give POAs to Opti-Build? in Ask Gery #Team Building

about 1 month ago

If that is the case, then you should probably open a Support ticket. I am hopeful that the situation be rectified, specifically for the STL or higher. It would be grand to see BTL also able to participate.

33 posts

Own PSA'S vs Given PSA in Team Building #Leadership #PSA #Sponsor

about 1 month ago


One more point that you need to consider because you are in your situation: You need to earn TL as soon as you can. Your friend may not be able to be reassigned to you if your rank is lower than their rank.

I realize you are aware of this next statement, and i state it for those reading aside from you:

Stay active. Log in every day and build your business. One six week time frame of inactivity can completely undo every bit of effort you have put into building your SFI business.

Much luck in getting your sponsor to reassign your friend back to you!

7 posts

Why cannot ANY Sponsor give POAs to Opti-Build? in Ask Gery #Team Building

about 1 month ago


As long as you are a STL or higher, you CAN still work with Opti-Build. You are allowed to contribute POA, however, unless you are one of the top FIVE under your sponsor, you will NOT receive POA.

Please see: www.sfimg.com/Support/Solution?catid=26444&id=230242

This rule was designed specifically to address the situation you find yourself in. Truly, wouldn't it be fabulous if the entire team read up on Opti-Build and designed their teams to fully support it? Can you imagine what a team your sponsor could build, if only the belief in the Opti-Build program was there?

I must admit, I wish my team reflected as many resources!!

Best of luck!

5 posts

Stay the Cause with zero performing members in Team Building #Team Building

about 1 month ago

When I began my SFI business in 2015 I also complained and thought How come nobody's doing the business. I believe this is a step one in realizing that I am a business owner. Many new Affiliates come in as only experienced employees rather than business owners.

With the training program at SFI is very obvious that you're going to learn a lot of new . It's an amazing program that Gery has put together here.

The one thing that I have found stopped my complaining was action. I dug in every day and I read, and I learned, and my knowledge grew. I teach my teams to do exactly this.

Two to five years is what they say it's going to take to build the SFI business if you are diligent. It can be done in this timeframe but you must master your diligence you must work at SFI every day.

So my answer to an affiliate who is mentioning or complaining about the lack of growth on his team it's read. Everyday take an action that you can teach your affiliate to take as well. Become a leader. Teach your affiliate to become a leader. Duplicate yourself. Every time I go back to this basic technique, my team grows.

13 posts

Reassigned Affiliates in Ask Gery

about 1 month ago


You have been given great advice already by Mister Carson.

Your sponsor line from your sponsor on up have all been online today. I recommend that you reach out and contact your sponsor if you have questions after you do your LaunchPad.

The number one most effective action you can take is to read.

Everyone on my team's receives help when they begin to collect their monthly VP. Daily you're able to go ahead and log in and collect 12 VP. When you do this it shows your upline that you are serious about your business. As one of your team leaders I am watching the behavior and I reward it.

My recommendation is to follow the advice given by Mr Carson. Do your Launchpad. When you are done with your lessons contact your sponsor if you're unclear if the next step. My doing Launchpad you should learn how the business works. SFI has a self-paced program for training put in place in the LaunchPad.

You learn a lot when you read. Readers are leaders.

9 posts

Thoughts of the Day! in Miscellaneous #Getting Started #Team Building

3 months ago

P K R:

Preach it!! There is a serious life lesson here. Spend time doing things that bring you joy. Find people that challenge you in a good way, follow their way.

Being honest means you never have to try to recall what you said, you meant what you said and that shows!!

As you move from the darkness, you will notice there are people who are lighting the way you could go! Follow your active upline, it's called DUPLICATION!

I love your post. I encourage everyone to find a way to follow your advice,


9 posts

Are You Addicted To Using Smart Phone Too Much ??? in Marketing #Marketing

3 months ago


In many cases, in today's world, the smartphone is another tool.

I work on the road 12-18 days at a time as a trucker.

I use two smartphones and a tablet, as well as a laptop to stay on top of the business while out on the road.
At home, I use a desktop in addition to the above mentioned devices.

When I am working, I don't use the phone. When I am stopped, the smartphone is almost my best friend.

Here's to you!

23 posts

Where does everyone get the time? in Team Building #Leadership #Team Building

3 months ago


I spend 11-14 hours a day driving. This thing:

As well you can imagine, there is no doing SFI while I am rolling. I have to stop for a 30 minute break and a 10 hour break.

That is when I get stuff done. I got the job to raise capital so that I could invest while building SFI. I'm very eager for the day when I can toss the keys back to my employer!

That goal makes me get things done. Until I'm there, I got work to do!

22 posts

New Second Home CSAs - Why? in Miscellaneous #CSA

3 months ago

You are looking at the second home CSA program backwards. You're looking at it as the CSAs are a gift to YOU. This isn't the case... the truth is you are the gift to THEM. You are a PROVEN team leader and SFI is entrusting these abandoned affiliates with you. It's up to you... how great a gift are you going to be?

This is exactly how you should feel about your team, be the affiliate a PSA OR CSA.

Leaders create the perception that they are leaders by their actions. Be intentional.

Great answer, Tim!

5 posts

Who are happy with current developments in SFI??? in Compensation #Compensation #Leadership #TripleClicks

3 months ago

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229 posts

Congratulations E365 Champion Robert Taylor! in Recognition

3 months ago


We were just chatting about this!! Congratulations!!

It has been a direct pleasure to have you amongst my team! Some serious effort has been given for you to earn this contest, and a close one at that!

Stay steady in your role as a Team Leader. We are recruiting! The best is yet to come!

Be sure to celebrate this great achievement, you deserve it!


24 posts

If I remain an EA, will I lose any of my team? in Team Building #Team Building

3 months ago


I'm going to address commissions. You have been given great advice, nothing "wrong" with staying EA.

As you begin to study the SFI commissions program, one thing that should become very clear is that your commissions are based on CV. You have 2 Team Leaders who are creating CV. This means that you are getting a commission check.

If EVERYONE at SFI understood the commissions and CV and how they relate, it's my belief many more would make a commitment to at least reinvest the earnings they make until they have a viable team built up. This is one way to minimize your "investments" and capitalize on your earnings. I do this to leverage my team building expenses.

When I as a Team Leader begin to tell my teams HOW I am building my teams, they follow. I teach that they should study leaders at SFI to see how each leader chooses to build his or her business. I'll recommend you do the same.

So, my conclusion, while it does not create a "problem" that you do not earn BTL, it DOES create a "perception" that "average" is good. In business, I have found that being "average" can substantially slow your growth. I recommend that you push for STL. You are the ONLY barrier between EA and STL.

When you are ready, step out of your own way and succeed.

I wish many successes come your way!!

7 posts

They said to lead by example in Team Building #Leadership #Team Building

3 months ago



When you read a post that gives you advice, and then you TAKE the advice, and then the advice WORKS!, you are participating in a process called DUPLICATION. There are many many SFI leaders teaching this concept.

On the FORUM page, each of us has a + sign by our picture. Click on that sign to follow the Affiliate that brings you great advice. I follow many SFI Leaders. In fact, when I took their advice, I became one.

You can do this!

25 posts

Feeling overwhelmed with all the information in Getting Started #Getting Started

4 months ago


There is a massive amount of information on the SFI site. Best way to learn us to read.

That said, there are some key actions you can take to keep it simple.

1. There is no race. It's much better for you to take your time learning. Set yourself a time limit so you so not continue to be overwhelmed. I use my "down" time to let the information I have read sink in, and I mull over it. It just helps me consider the info better.

2. Keep it simple. Earn EA every month. When you have your EA status taken care of, then you can ease your mind and work on other projects like advertising or recruiting.

3. Set yourself simple goals. One perfect goal for the new affiliate is reading all tabs and processing the daily list.

4. Work on developing your reason WHY you want to be a successful SFI Affiliate. Write this down and post it everywhere so it keeps you on task.

5. Reward yourself for the small goal achievements. Always make winning worthwhile. It really is the journey that gives you the best reward.

Steady works best. Good luck!

9 posts

Keep Your Stride in Team Building #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

4 months ago

Why do we see people who have been very active not continuing with daily activity?

We all learned when we first started SFI that the best way to progress and learn about the business is to READ. Just like teachers and doctors, we have to continue reading and when something new comes along, It allows you to make the most of the changes that are happening. Who knows you may decide you like some of these changes.

When we changed from T Credits to Rewardicals I think some people felt like they lost something. Think about what you can do with the rewardicals. Are you short VP to get the most entries into the Daily Drawing? No worries, you can spend 3 rewardicals and get a VP. That is just one of the things you can do with your rewardicals. Take the time to read all about rewardicals, encourage your teams to look at what they can do with them. Be excited about the changes, if you are your team will be too.

How can we get our teams excited again??

Eliminate negativity. If you are seeing negativity from people on your team, reach out. Ask them what is going on. Can you help? We all know that some people expect to join SFI and get rich quick, replacing a paycheck with income from SFI. If they have done the reading and being logging in every day they should have realized that this goal is unrealistic. This does not mean they can build up their business to have a comfortable income.

It just takes time. Time to invest and build up the team(s) below you. Time to read about all the exciting changes. Time to research all of the people on your team. Time to make sound business decisions.

Want success? Stay active. Do something everyday to build your business.

Build them up, Buttercup!

31 posts

High VP Legends...How? in Miscellaneous #VersaPoints

4 months ago


When I was learning, I studied Leaders. You can do this as well. You can follow leaders at the forum by clicking on the + sign by their name. (See the yellow highlighted portion of your picture below.)

www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?post_id=1524934#post-1524934 ---this post tells you how and why I earn so many VP at the beginning of each month.

There is no mystery. There IS a commitment.

18 posts

Once you have Prospects, the next question is... in Team Building #Astro Auctions #Localvantia #Team Building

4 months ago

This post is a prime example of why I follow you here at the FORUM. Thank you!!

The lesson here is critical. You MUST follow up when you get a new PSA. Make them feel welcome, warmly welcome.

The basics that you lay out here will create the momentum you also lead up to in your post.

My team will be reading a little blip referring them over to gather the wisdom you have deposited here today.

I'm thrilled you mentioned Astro Auctions. Great prizes for few T-Credits! New tool some are not using yet.

Thank you so much!!

8 posts

Lesson From Mistakes in Team Building #Team Building

4 months ago


I believe the best advice I can offer to your experience is this: Do it now, don't wait until the last week.

Every month, I do invest some income towards my team. I know I am going to do that, so I do it on the first day of the month. I have a PSA that also is in the practice of getting the VP and rank taken care of right away.

What this does is establish my month commitment, and free me up so that I can work with my affiliates and advertising campaigns.

The early bird gets the worm!!

I wish you well!!

28 posts

At the end of the month in Team Building

4 months ago


Congratulations!!! This is the team growth that I envision for my team!!

I wanted to take a moment to recognize you for being such a steadfast source of inspiration. I love looking forward to your posts. I learned the SFI business by studying the leaders. Yes, Mirjana, that means I studied you. What a remarkable three years you have had while I've been learning!

It's awesome to see your team resolve strong such as this, and a real testament to your leadership. I'll be sharing your post to my team. Thank you for being awesome!


16 posts

Expectations from Team Members Actions, compared to Team Leader Actions. in Team Building #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

4 months ago


In truth, people follow a leader that is clear about his leadership in action.

In reality, you can have the 10 PRM you are talking about. I've never contacted my PRM team.

I suggest that you become intentional in your leadership and do all the daily activities as well as recruit and teach. People will follow such a leader.

Keep it simple.

7 posts

What can I do make those I am trying to sponsor become committed? in Team Building #Leadership #PSA

4 months ago


The advice I offer is from my experience. I really am very committed to building my business as fast and as solid as I can. You can bet I've pondered the same question you ask today.

You can spin your wheels trying to get others to participate. It likely will not be effective. Everyone in SFI as an affiliate will find their own reason, and their own style and will build (or not) their business the way that they see fit. It's critical to comprehend we are all affiliates running our own businesses.

After much needless angst worrying about my team affiliates and their chosen performances, I took some advice from a Forum post I read. I think it was from an affiliate that has left SFI to pursue other interests. He said, "Mind your own business."

From that day on, I didn't spend my time trying to get anyone to do anything. I DO spend my time recruiting, teaching, and encouraging those that are already interested.

What I discovered was that my time was much better put to use doing things that create movement and growth. In doing daily tasks, I find many of my team are inspired.

So, my advice is simple. Do the basics. Recruit. Teach. Your team will grow in size and develop their knowledge. Be immaculate in your leadership, they will follow.

Best of successes!