As a kid, I loved Sesame Street. One of my favorite characters was Mumford the Magician. With the simple phrase, "A-la Peanut Butter Sandwiches" and the wave of his magic wand, everything was right with the world. Well, not quite. Mumford is great at magic, but not at predicting how his tricks will work out. Like many direct sellers I've worked with as clients, he's got the magic, but isn't sure how to use it to get tangible results.

We all bring a bit of magic to our businesses. It's our personal touch, our secret sauce that makes others say, "Lead the way — I'm following!"

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