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What is an Avatar? Here is’s definition

an embodiment or personification, as of a principle, attitude, or view of life.

As you probably already know I dance salsa just about every weekend. The one thing that a lot of people don’t know is that there are about 7 different styles of salsa.

I dance 3 of those styles which are L.A. Style, NY mambo style and Cuban style (which is where I’m strongest in). In order for you to know the difference you have to really be into the salsa scene.

This is where the term Avatar comes in. I got the inspiration from Fred Williams blog post on figuring out the avatar of your customers or target market which is a really great post. Go to his blog called Anatomy Of An Avatar – Who Are You Marketing To?

I first start dancing salsa in 2005 and as time progress my style became more and more Cuban. Part of it is because of the way I naturally dance and the other part of it is because I started hanging around more Cubans and listen to more Cuban music.

So pretty much everywhere I go people would assume that I’m Cuban. As a matter of fact, they will come up to me and start speaking Spanish. So everywhere I go I attract a lot of Spanish speakers, specifically those from the Caribbean.

Although I go to the L.A. salsa clubs where everyone dance L.A. style, I tend stick out because I dance Cuban salsa. This most definitely draws attention and from time to time people would just come up to me and ask if I teach.

Now think about this for a minute. Despite my natural ability to dance, I hung out with Cubans and listen to Cuban music. I started dancing like Cubans so every salsa club I go to they assume that I’m Cuban. I’m American but I also would be considered a “Cuban Avatar” according to the definition.

Now lets take me out of the picture and put you into the picture. What if you want to be this great leader and attract all of these other great leaders and they ask you to teach them how to be a great leader. What do you think you would have to do to get to this level?

Well maybe you need to start hanging around other leaders, read leadership books, listen to audios on leadership, go to webinars on leadership, go to conference on leadership, and when it comes down to it, just live and breathe leadership by becoming its avatar!!

By becoming it’s avatar you’ll start to feel like a leader, speak like a leader, walk like a leader, and the list goes on and on. Once you get that going you will be transformed into a leader. So what are you waiting for? Why are you procrastinating? Do what you have to do to become a leader!

Here’s some books I recommend:

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell
Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude by Napolean Hill

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If you’re looking to take your business to the next level or are looking to start a home business, the best thing to do is to educate yourself. The problem is most people like to jump into an opportunity without being educated on the business or their compensation plan. This can result in years and years of frustration and failure. If you’re having problems growing your business and you are a serious entrepreneur then I can help you.

For more information, click on one of the links below to get familiar with what I do. Also you will find a free ebook that you can download called “Success In 10 Steps” which is a great blueprint to follow for your success!!!

To Your Success,

Sherman Smith
Mentoring For Free
MLM Is About You!!


I know, I know, what does salsa dancing have to do with attraction marketing? I’m glad you asked, and if you didn’t, I’m going to tell you anyways.

If you don’t already know, I go out salsa dancing about 1 or 2 times a week and have the best of time. I even taught classes and did a couple performances, so yes it’s pretty serious.

I had the pleasure of introducing it to some friends and family members, especially when I showed them what I can do on the dance floor.

One of my friends that I introduced it to really took it serious. As a matter of fact, he has won many contests, taught at many places, and performed many of times. He’s also on a salsa/bachata team and done some choreography not only for his team but for other teams as well.

This is all good and gravy, but the year before it wasn’t all that great. As a matter of fact, whenever he would go to the salsa club he wouldn’t even dance most of the time. He would walk into the salsa club with a chip on his shoulder and felt that people there were against him.

If a girl would turn him down he would become bitter about it and not dance the rest of the night. Now this defeats the purpose of going out dancing.

Also the fact that he carried a negative vibe in the club repelled the people that were there to have a good time. Now the question is how did he go from that negative extreme to becoming very popular and successful in the salsa scene?

Here are some quotes I dug up:

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”

“A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.”Chinese Proverb

“There is little difference in people but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” W. Clement Stone

Catch my drift?

We talked about this problem over the phone. I suggested that he make some positive changes in his life if he wanted to get the most out of the salsa scene and this would have to start with the negative mentality. The best way to start is:

Change what you see (TV, Books, Magazines, etc.)
Change what you hear (Music, Radio News, etc..)
Change the inner circle of negative friends

It was a slow process but eventually he slowly started to see positive results. By the next year you can see the big change within him which made him more attractive to others. More people started approaching with different offers from teaching to partnering up for a salsa contest and all because of a change in a mental attitude.

People like to be around positive people and as a network marketer this is a key to draw people towards you. You will find that with a positive attitude and making others feel great about themselves you will start to see positive results for yourself. Applying those three things I mentioned to my friend would result in a turning point in your business.

Remember it’s not about luck, it’s about you creating your luck by changing your mental attitude to start with.

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To Your Success,

Sherman Smith
Mentoring For Free
MLM Is About You!!

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