Hello! My name is Virgil Cook and I wanted to introduce myself and share a little about my journey in the network marketing industry. I have worked in many different industries over the years and have acquired skills in long haul truck driving, welding, fabricating, rehabbing and flipping houses, and many other interesting fields of expertise.
After spending the last 21 years of my life working as an office manager for a plumbing shop, I suddenly found myself in a vary astounding position. Virgil Cook was being laid off from his job and looking at bankruptcy since the unemployment was nowhere near enough to cover my bills.
At the age of 60 years old a person is not prepared to start all over again and could not just go out and jump into any kind of job that was available like I was used to, so I was left with a dilemma… If you prefer you can watch an animated video version of Virgil Cook’s story here: Who Is Virgil Cook from Virgil Cook on Vimeo.
What was Virgil Cook going to do?
I had some experience with computers but I had never used the Internet for anything other than just searching Google for information before. Now, I was searching the Internet for some kind of opportunity that would save me from the fate that I was currently looking at, when I stumbled onto what was going to be my holy grail in network marketing. I fell in love with the concept of working for myself with limitless potential for financial and time freedom. In the beginning I personally struggled with traditional network marketing; I had a few stumbles in the beginning and nothing seemed to come naturally for me…
Initially I was mortified that I had to go out and randomly approach 3-4 complete strangers every day and somehow naturally pull off getting their phone numbers. When I finally did corner my victim, I would usually come off as insincere and extremely needy. I would start out all fine and confident, but would hit the proverbial brick wall and freeze, then awkwardly forget what the heck I was even doing and what my mission was.
I was a mess, but my hope kept me on the straight and narrow path towards my success. Gradually, with practice, I improved and had some success. My confidence grew and I learned how to relate more effectively with my prospects. But, I just wasn’t getting the success I had expected.
Virgil Cook says, “Then one day it happened?”
It was the day from network marketing hell…. On this particular day, I caught myself arguing with a cold-call from a purchased lead, while I simultaneously had to hold the phone away from my ear as my lead screamed at me and called me a liar. Earlier that day I was labeled a ‘solicitor’ and told to leave an establishment. This was the day I was forced to re-evaluate my goals. What was I doing again? Why did I want to do this?
One thing was certain; I wasn’t willing to continue to work my business this way forever. However, I wasn’t a quitter by nature and it only made me more determined to find a better way because my why’s were very strong and very important to me. I also tend to be a little daring and non-conventional, so I had no problems challenging the traditional techniques of network marketing that were drilled into me from day one. After all, I was in business for myself so figuring out how to be successful is a personal journey that I was willing to take. Besides, my bruised ego was starting to take a serious toll on me, mentally, physically and relationally.
Things just weren’t adding up favorably for me, but I persevered…. So, while desperately surfing the internet for clues, I stumbled upon a system that just made way too much sense, I delved in and have never looked back.
Virgil Cook’s blog is a creation that evolved as a result of my marketing efforts taught by an incredible system called “The 7 Figure Networker System“. I am a strong advocate of entrepreneurialism, as the traditional career/job has messed up too many family’s lives and incomes, including mine. I now feel a deep sense of purpose in helping other network marketers overcome the MLM hurdles and helping them realize there is another way to marketing yourself and your opportunity or product/service. Don’t ever give up. There is a kinder and gentler, smarter and faster way of acquiring leads, with a built-in automatic means of profiting from multiple income streams, so you can finally be in this industry full-time and quit that J-O-B for good.
Online network marketing via attraction marketing will liberate you and change the way you do business as well as change the way you feel about yourself. It will essentially mold you into the leader that commands success in this industry. Heck if it can mold me into a leader, it can help anybody! I look forward to guiding and inspiring you on your journey toward ultimate success!
I have been marketing for a couple of years since I wrote this post about me…
…so I thought I would give you an update on where I am right now. As you read above, it was a struggle and one of the things that I have learned is that becoming successful online is very hard work. I don’t care what you have heard or what you have been told before, but it is all bull… Like I said earlier I tell it like it is and that is a fact you need to understand if you are searching for the ever elusive monster called success. I have been doing quite well actually in the last year mostly. I have built up a good list, not large but respectable.
I am building a team or two and am creating some steady income through a couple of different opportunities. I have entered a few marketing contests and have placed 5th in one, 10th in another, and 15th in my last larger contest. I am in no way a guru, but have created a small but steady monthly income now.
I just went to San Diego where I attended two separate live events and I was very surprised when I had several people that recognized me at the events from my online efforts. What surprised me the most was when Jonathan Budd walked up to me and shook my hand. He said “Virgil Cook, it is about time we met face to face because I have seen you all over the Internet.” Now that is a great feeling when someone that I have been following almost from the beginning of my marketing career.
Then later that same day, I had the same thing happen when Mark Hoverson came into the room at the same event. It just so happened that J Budd and Mark were both speaking at this live training event.
I am a firm believer that live events can change a persons future and after this opportunity to attend two live events in the spam of 10 days I am super blessed. The second event had 12 of the top 12 self-made millionaires teaching us how tp get started on a million dollar path to success…
I will relate more of my story as it unfolds, but that is it for now…
Respectfully, Virgil Cook