That’s when Ben Mueller was introduced to Life Force International, his first Network Marketing company. “I was coming off of some major health challenges and a friend of mine suggested that I try Body Balance,” Ben said. “Almost immediately I began sleeping better and my energy shot up.”
Ben didn’t feel that he had time to do the business right away, but he couldn’t help referring the product to others. “I told my neighbor about Body Balance and before long I received a check in the mail,” Ben said. “I couldn’t believe it! Once I had a check in my hand, I knew this was real and I had to see where this thing took me.”
To get his business off the ground, this Ditch The Can leader committed to investing just five hours per week. “I was still working full-time in accounting and five hours a week was all the extra time I had, but I made it work.”
Ben’s first year in business was very challenging. “I wanted to do it my own way and I wouldn’t listen to my upline,” Ben said. “I was inviting people into the business based on my needs – what I needed to gain from the relationship – rather than their needs.”
After the first year, Ben experienced a major shift in the way he thought about his business. “When I stopped thinking about what I could gain and focused instead on what I could give, everything changed,” Ben said. “When you focus on how many people you can help, it’s amazing how those people begin to show up in your life.” Suddenly, Ben had more people to talk to than ever before.
And now, almost a decade after starting his Life Force business and now with the start of Ditch The Can, Ben Mueller continues to have an abundance of people with whom to share the products and opportunity. “I look for red flags,” Ben said. Sometimes these red flags present themselves in very interesting ways.
“Recently, my son and I were driving my GT Mustang through the parking lot of Wal-Mart and a guy yelled out ‘Nice car!’,” Ben said. “I approached the man to simply talk about cars and his son said, ‘I want my daddy to have that car’. In the initial conversation, my business wasn’t on my mind, but after I heard his son, I thought this may be an opportunity for me to help. I had a product sample in my pocket and I handed it to him and told him that the business behind this product might help him achieve this. He’s already called me to find out more about what I am doing.”
“Red flags are simply when a person reveals a need in their lives. It could be that they are suffering from a health challenge, want to spend more time with their family, or even a Mustang. When a person reveals a need, it is very easy and comfortable to suggest that they take a look at Life Force or Ditch The Can without shoving it down a person’s throat. This way, I am completely focused on if I can be of service to them rather than being of service to me.”
Finally, Ditch The Can leader Ben Mueller has not only successfully built a United States Life Force business, but has also helped the Company build new ventures overseas. And now, with the launch of Ditch The Can, he is majorly excited about using more and more technology to build a business. “I have been using the internet successfully for a long time to build my Life Force business. I remember being told, ‘You can’t build a Network Marketing business over the internet. Now with Ditch The Can, I can use all of the knowledge I have gained from building Life Force on the internet and combine it with this explosive growth opportunity Ditch The Can!”
How does one become a Network Marketing leader? Ben’s advice for anyone who is just starting out in this business is to never give up. “Most of us hold ourselves back. Finding a way to move through that is key.” Ben said. “I’ve stuck with it because I knew in my heart that it would be worth it – and I was right, it is worth it.”
Quick Stats on Ditch The Can Leader Ben Mueller:
Background: Grew up in West St. Paul, MN. Played football, hockey, and baseball throughout childhood and was lucky enough to play football and hockey in college. Moved out to Denver, CO in 1999, Married his wife Jessica in 2005, had their twins Cameron and Mikayla in 2006, Emma in 2007. Ben also has a step son Marcus that is building his own Ditch The Can business. Besides developing business networks, Ben enjoys spending time with the family and coaching high school and little league sports.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Spanish, 1995 (St. Cloud State University, Universidad de Costa Rica), Master in Business Administration (International Business), 2002 (University of Phoenix).
Member Since: Life Force International-2005, Ditch The Can-2013
Next Goal: “I have two major ones; open another Life Force business in another country (we are close to finalizing) & to have the highest sales volume in Ditch The Can. To do that, I need to run with the runners.”
A Turning Point: “Until I realized that I personally deserve abundance in my life, it wasn’t happening.”
Ideal Business Partner: “I want to work with selfless, motivated, high-integrity people.”
Ben’s Mantra: “You have to allow yourself to be great. The decision is yours.”
Fun Fact About Ben: Die hard Minnesota Vikings fan!
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