Meet 20/20 Club Member Robert Michael Banks Jr., who goes by Mike Banks. He is from Baltimore, MD and currently lives in Randallstown, MD. Mike says he is blessed to have served in the United States Marine Corps. He loves spending time with his three lovely daughters and "The Big Fella," his grandson. He says, “I have a genuine passion for coaching and am blessed to coach some amazing young ladies in softball, which adds about 20 plus more daughters to my life. It's more than the game of softball, it's helping teach life skills at the same time and I love it.
The success that I have received with PlanNet Marketing comes from the seeds that have been planted in me over years and the seeds that I have planted. It's about the relationships, commitment and dedication to helping others achieve their goals, while at the same time making a commitment to going after mine. The one thing I would share with anyone wanting to have real success is to stay plugged in, stay in the right environment, keep believing, and work on yourself daily. Finally, remember to first understand instead of being understood.”
20/20 Club Member Patricia Johnson Brown is originally from Somerset, NJ and has lived in Johns Creek, GA since 2007. She loves traveling, math, live music, and just being with her family. Patricia says that she has always been adamant about taking at least two vacations each year. The Caribbean is her first choice and she also loves Turks and Caicos, along with other beach locations such as Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, and the Cayman Islands, to name a few. She has also had the opportunity to travel on business to Jerusalem, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Munich, Paris, Vancouver and many cities in the US… and with her new travel business, she tells us her bucket list of travel places is rapidly growing. “I exposed my daughter to travel at a very early age and my family always remembers and reflects on the experiences that came from travel way before they remember the material “things” that were purchased for them.”
Patricia relates, “I had a successful career in corporate America in the semiconductor industry. There I excelled, earned great income, but had no passion for what I did. Now, I am so excited about the opportunity to build a thriving career in a new industry while pursuing my passions at the same time. I am truly passionate about giving back, which is why I am the cofounder of the nonprofit organization, Math Is My Friend, Inc., which is dedicated to closing the achievement gap in math. However, I am also truly passionate about financial freedom. As a part of PlanNet Marketing I have the opportunity to give back by helping others pursue their personal and financial dreams, all while traveling and pursuing my own financial goals. It’s a win-win and a perfect way to go into what I call “Phase 2” of my life. When I heard Donald Bradley say “we are going to teach you how to make it, save it, and invest it,” I knew this was the place for me because that was already my mantra, except I did it with a job and stock options. I thought to myself, ‘Now, I can do the same thing with my own business, while traveling the world!’ How awesome is that!!! I’m all in!"
Patricia attributes her success to being a firm believer of setting goals and tracking results. She continues, “I believe this was a huge contribution to my reaching the milestone of 20/20 Club. I like things simple and to the point. When my mentor, Eileen Ross, and I discussed working my list and the fortune being in the follow-up, I embraced it. I put my head down, I made my spreadsheet, and I started inviting. When I looked up, I had over 20 people. On my spreadsheet, I have a column with a note for each interaction with the person on my list; that way I can track their responses and know when and how to follow up. I can easily see what methods/exposure tools have worked better for me, which then helps me duplicate my own process. Every person does not respond to the same type of invitation the same way, so you may have to switch it up until you get a response.
Thanks to all of the PlanNet Marketing tools, the training provided, and my mentor, I have so many ways to expose people to my business and I am constantly learning the most effective ways to use all of them. In other words, “fail your way to the top,” try different things, take the shot. I learned that by staying "plugged in” to all of the personal development training that we receive on the calls and at local meetings. The funny thing that I’ve learned about myself over the years and in this business is that I CAN take rejection, but I hate being ignored. It’s part of life and it’s definitely part of sales for someone to respectfully decline what you are offering, BUT when you ignore me? I can become relentless (in a positive way, of course). ”I will NOT be ignored!” LOL