First, let me thank you for visiting my website and your curiosity to learn more about me the author Glenn Burks.
People often want to know the story, what drives someone to write and blog incessantly about a particular subject, in this case network marketing.
My wake-up call started many years before I became involved in network marketing. I had been approached frequently during my early twenties with various business opportunities.
Yet, like many I placed building a business it on the back-burner. I always felt that it was something I could do later, today I know it was procrastination.
During the 90’s I had chased the Stock Market, read dozens of books, used numerous systems all designed to make you wealthy beyond belief!
And, yes made money doing it. Yet, a pattern began to emerge which clearly at least to me proved that it was being manipulated. The only one truly making money was Wall Street and the individuals peddling books and systems.
I had looked into Real estate investing as well during the 90’s and it is still a solid way to build and create wealth. Yet, it too suffered from manipulation as well, from 2000 to 2006 we say explosive growth in real estate.
Kind of ironic how both artificially create bubbles burst and has devastated the worlds economy.
But, it became clear that both methods required at least 5 years of self-education. This was the only sound advice I received from all this research.
Late in 2000, I was reading the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, the never ending quest for the holy grail that path to wealth.
While many disagree with Robert Kiyosaki, and believe the book is fictional, it does a very good job of motivating and getting you to open your eyes to what is happening.
Watching how corporations reacted and treated their employees after reading the book was a strong motivating factor. Yet, after years of running my own business you begin to develop a completely different perspective.
The second great book I read that really illustrated why building a network marketing business was the right thing to do was also by Kiyosaki “The Business School!”
In the book, it clearly points out that it is the education you get from doing it that will benefit you the most.
Still, the more I learn about it…
…The more it makes me wonder!
Over the years, I’ve made some great life-long friends in this industry along with some who would later turn out to be…
…Well I’ll just call them opportunists, ready to jump at and promote anything they believe will generate them income. This song kind of sums it up, even thought it is written about love scorned.
And, don’t we all Wish that we knew then, what we know now, when we where younger.
So Who is Glenn Burks?
1. What is your past business and work experience?
After retiring from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1996, where I had served as an Avionics Instructor / C-130 Navigator, I continued working in general and corporate aviation.
I don’t regret working in aviation all those many years; it was great learning experience where you could learn from the success and failure of others. One of the most important lessons was how vital customer service and teamwork play in any businesses growth and profitability!
This is what made network marketing so intriguing and a natural fit for me! The opportunity to work with a team dedicated to growth and prosperity, because of it I’m a full time Network Marketer Today!
2. Tell me about your family.
On December 20th Sandra and I will celebrate our 9th anniversary. We enjoy outdoor activities here in the desert southwest “Nevada”. Pictures speak louder then words click here for pictures about us at Network Marketing Works!
3. Where do you live?
Sandra and I live in sunny Henderson, Nevada, bordering Las Vegas. Named the fastest growing large city in America by the U.S. Census, the City of Henderson is recognized as the gateway community into the Las Vegas region. Henderson is located just 7 miles, from the Las Vegas Strip and a mile from beautiful Lake Mead.
4. What are your biggest accomplishments in business?
Recognized by LeadersClub as a top promoter, Multiple Consistency Award Winner and Certified Marketing Consultant. Building and designing some of the top ranked web sites in the industry.
5. Are you full-time or part-time?
I am a full time network marketer. Yet, to be fair this change did not occur until I made the decision to become a network marketing professional.
This change did not happen overnight and came about by tapping into what I consider to be the best training available to anyone in network marketing.
6. How long have you been in the Network Marketing Industry?
I’m in my 9th year in the network marketing industry. He has managed to hold top 10 rankings in the major search engines for the past 7 of those years.
7. Has Network Marketing changed your life?
Yes, is most certainly has! today i enjoy the freedom that others only dream about. I work the hours I want “maybe to many, as most entrepreneurs do.”
When my brother past away in November of 2009 “How Will You Be Remembered“, I was able to pickup and leave immediately. With the knowledge that I could stay as long as I needed too, without worrying about losing my job.
8. Do you provide training?
Yes, I have affiliated myself with the leading network marketing training company in the industry Leadersclub.
While, many in this industry provide theoretical knowledge or point you the latest fad in marketing, Leaders Club provides practical, ethical and proven network marketing training.
Do I conduct personal coaching and mentoring? Yes, I hold weekly online sessions to assist my Leadersclub subscribers learn how to implement harness the power of the internet.
Yes, we actively do that right now. Years ago everything was local meetings, back then we simply did not have the technology that we do today to bring everyone together.
And, today with ever increasing energy costs, concern about the environment it only makes sense to utilize the most effective methods available.
10. Tell me about your commitment level to the network marketing industry?
I feel I’ve found his calling, being a voice of reason in an often over hyped industry. I often refer to my website and blog as one of the most hated, as I have no reservations at all to calling crap ~ crap!
I cringe everytime I hear a story of someone spending thousands of dollars in marketing with no results, often testing some new system that has no track record. Or being told by their upline to quit their job, they’re going to make a fortune quickly!
Thankfully the FTC has stepped into police this type of marketing today!
11. Where are you at in the compensation structure?
I have reached the highest compensation level in my primary company LeadersClub, Presidential leader.
Yet, this would not have come about without the countless hours I’ve put into learning how to market but more important, learning how to connect and communicate with potential customers. Whether this occurred online, on the phone or face to face.
12. What are your long term business goals?
Since I’ve already reached my goal, as a full time network marketers, my goal is to help more people finally begin to achieve measureble levels of success.
So that they too can one day enjoy the benefits of working for themselves and have the financial means to call their own shots in life.
Yet, in retrospect this will be the toughest goal of all…
13. What can you do for me?
This is the question that most people ask, “What Can You Do For Me?” The reality is I cannot do anything for you, I don’t work that way! Here is one of my favorite quotes:
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. -Hannah Whitall Smith
What I can do is help you decide for yourself what it is you truly want, point you to the resouces that can save you countless hours and wasted dollars of trial and error.
I personally believe in empowering people to become the best they can at what they do, and there are only two things you need to bring to the table;
1.) A desire to Learn.
2.) And a commitment to take action.
Understand this, neither I nor anyone else can guarantee your success except for you no matter what they promise!
14. Why should I take action NOW?
I’m not asking you to join me, or to even join Leaders Club. I want you to take action now in what ever you’re currently doing.
I personally do not want to see you become one of the millions in the U.S. have lost their jobs, or one of the millions facing foreclosure.
With so many people today moving financially backwards, you cannot allow procrastination to become the silent killer of your hopes and dreams!
To your Success:
How and what is the best way to contact you?
a. Telephone – see below
Email glenn at network-marketing-works.com
c. Our contact form
Glenn D. Burks
382 Viewmont Dr.
Henderson, Nevada 89015