Answers from the Experts on How to Be Unique: Insights from Marcus Baker

Marcus BakerMarcus Baker is a network marketer who lives the life of his dreams through his internet-based business. He generates residual income through multiple sources at all hours of the day from the comfort of his home in Sydney, Australia and even during his travels around the world because all he needs is a laptop and an Internet connection. Exuding wisdom on both business and personal development, Marcus’ life philosophy is “to live the life you love and love the life you live.” He dedicates a majority of his day to creating his life and looking after his energy to attract “abundant success.” In the video clip below, he talks about the millionaire mindset he learned as a child:

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The potential for web-based businesses is exponential; Time Magazine calls them LILOs, which stands for “a little in, a lot out.” Marcus is the epitome of a LILO entrepreneur who has made it big and he dedicates his life to helping others attract success and achieve financial freedom by working less and gaining more. But how does he do it in spite of the growing number of Internet start-ups vying for attention daily?

Marcus answers three questions that give us insight into how he is unique from other web-based business owners:

How do you set yourself apart from the pack?

Sam, I do this by not trying to be like anybody else. While I am always open to learning from others, I don’t compare myself to anybody else and never blindly follow what the pack is doing. I value my own inner guidance above what anybody else thinks or advises.

I have no need to be an excessively popular “rock star” type leader. I don’t need that kind of attention from others to validate my innate value. I am solely focused on attracting real people who resonate with my authenticity for who I am. These are people whose lives I know I can make a difference to by working very closely with them, one on one.

Marcus Baker

How have you created a niche for yourself in your field?

Everything I do is focused on making a difference to people’s lives in a real way. I chose to work with the company I do only after being a product customer of theirs first. Their product improved my health so dramatically that I knew it could make a difference to others too. At the same time I witnessed how working with this company was impacting significantly on people’s lives financially. I knew that I wanted to experience this myself. To be successful in network marketing, all you have to do is focus on helping others to be successful.

One of my strengths is being a one-on-one coach, so it made sense for me to focus on helping people who seriously require a coaching relationship with their sponsor. I actively coach my associates to be successful using a proven coaching model. There are plenty of excellent marketing training available online but very little of it comes with personal coaching, so most people either never finish or never implement the training they purchase. I help my associates not to get in the way of their own success, which is where the most common obstacle lies.

How is your personal brand unique?

My personal brand arises out of my choice to connect with who I am within, not with who I think I am or what others want me to be. I am comfortable with who I am and consequently feel free to let my personal brand be a natural expression of this truth. Since nobody else can be quite the same as the real me, my personal brand is unique.

What is your takeaway message from Marcus’ wisdom and how can you apply it to your life?

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11 Comments

  1. Posted July 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Hi Sam,

    Thank you so much for writing this article about my business and life insights. I am honored that you asked me to share why I do what I do.

    ~Marcus

    • Posted July 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

      Marcus, thank *you* so much for sharing your insights on this! I’m so honored that you were able to take the time to share your wisdom. =)

  2. Posted July 13, 2011 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    Hi Sam & Marcus,
    I stumbled upon this article while visiting FaceBook. Marcus, the video was awesome and now I know what your voice sounds like. You are all over the place my man, congrats to you and I can see why you are so successful. :)

    • Posted July 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

      The video totally inspired me too, Justin! =) Marcus sure has a way with words, both spoken and written. Thanks so much for stopping by! =)

      • Posted July 19, 2011 at 12:26 am | Permalink

        I’ll definitely take that as a compliment from the writer extraordinaire that you are Sam!! :)

        Marcus

    • Posted July 19, 2011 at 12:24 am | Permalink

      Thanks Justin. I forgot I had even done that video so when Sam used it it was good for me to be reminded of it too. :)

      ~Marcus

  3. Posted July 20, 2011 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    Hi Marcus and Samantha… here is round two of trying to leave a comment. I must have a funky link to this site as my last one did not stick.

    In any event. thanks so much for sharing this ‘basic’ yet most important message for every human being. I firmly believe that this message shares the number one mindset for anything we do in life, whether business or for personal goals.

    Secondly, Marcus, I totally agree that we all need to keep our eyes on our own business and simply just be us. No two people are exactly alike and we are find just the way we are. Following your personal intuition is bang on Marcus and works well. We will always attract the right people if we are transparent in who we are.

    Wonderful post. Thanks to both of you.

    Jayne

    • Posted July 26, 2011 at 5:51 am | Permalink

      Jayne, thank *you* so much for your thoughts! I also really liked how Marcus spoke about being true to ourselves. That’s the basis not only of career success, but also of well-being!

      • Posted July 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

        Hi Samantha,

        Thanks for replying to Jayne before I got around to it. Sam I wanted to say again that this is a great site and I am truly grateful for having been featured here.

        One thing I do find a bit odd is that there is no option to subscribe to comments. Had this been possible I would probably have known about Jayne’s comment earlier.

        This is usually an option on most blogging and article platforms simply because it encourages people to return to an article and continue engaging in the comments discussion.

        Anyway not sure if you can pass this message on to the web master / site editor but I do think it would improve an already great site even more.

        All the best,
        Marcus

        • Posted August 4, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

          Ooh! I so appreciate this tidbit of feedback, Marcus! I also really believe that a “subscribe to comments” option will make a world of a difference in terms of interaction, which is what blogging is truly all about!! =)

          I’ll definitely pass the message on as this is something I’ve been vouching for too! =) Thanks again for everything, Marcus! =)

    • Posted July 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jayne,

      It’s not always easy to be still within when it comes to business as you well know Jayne. There is always a lot of demand and “noise” to contend with but if one can do it more than not, it definitely makes for being a more peaceful and happy business owner.

      So wonderful to see your smiling face here and read your great comment Jayne. Thank you.

      ~Marcus

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