Occasionally a situation arises where there is a question as to which person of two or more friends/family members should enroll first as an Independent Kyäni Distributor. We can see some parallels in deciding the hitting order for a baseball team. Who’s on First? Ok…just kidding with that tip of the cap to Abbott and Costello. Yet it is an important decision as to which player will lead off, hit in the clean-up position (4th) and who is batting at the end of the line up.
Commonly the best slugger is placed in the 4th position in the hopes that the best get-on-base player who leads off and bats first can be driven home if batters 2 and 3 haven’t already done so. It’s also common to have very good batters in those 2nd and 3rd positions so as to leverage the power of the clean-up hitter with more potential RBIs.
What does this have to do with Kyäni distributor sponsoring and placement? Maybe nothing, maybe quite a bit…depending on the “players” involved.
Let’s call our first distributor in our example Willie, our second distributor Hank, our third distributor Jose, and our fourth distributor Barry. In this example we’re going to say that these four friends were all invited to a Kyäni Business Opportunity Meeting by Tommy, a brand new distributor himself who does not yet have any other distributors on his team. After seeing the presentation they were all excited to start their Independent Kyäni Distributorships by purchasing the Builder Pack for $499. Great! Tommy is thrilled that they are joining his team! Now…what about the lineup? How should Tommy enroll these four people?
Scenario A – Tommy suggests that he personally sponsor all four distributors in separate legs (yes, you can do this) and works with them to build their businesses. Tommy would receive a $100 Sponsor bonus for each of the four. As he himself signed up for the $499 pack with its 400 QV, Tommy sees that with the 400 QV from each of his 4 new distributors he will have the required 2000 QV for the Jade ranking and also the first step of the Fast Start Bonus. (as of 09/2013) However, Willie, Hank, Jose and Barry realize that while they will all be on Tommy’s team, they won’t actually be working together as they will each have to develop their own legs independently. They ask Tommy to reconsider his strategy.
Scenario B – Tommy agrees to rethink the situation and decides that he will line up all 4 of these friends one after the other in the same leg. He randomly chooses this line up Barry goes first, then Willie goes under Barry, then Jose goes under Willie, and finally Hank goes under Jose. Tommy remains the sponsor of all four. While the players can see how having all four in one line will allow them to work together in developing that specific leg, they still have some questions:
1) As they each have differing skills at recruiting, experience in direct sales, and lists of contacts, what lineup makes the most sense? Tommy knows all four and determines that Jose is likely the best recruiter and will spend the most time building his Kyäni business. Then follows Hank, Willie, and Barry. So it would make sense to have Jose hit cleanup and be at the bottom of the leg and then Hank, Willie, and Barry moving upward so that the volume created by the better recruiters is available to their friends upline. Right?
Yes…in some circumstances. However, what if Barry has a hard time recruiting anyone and ends up with a big power leg thanks to the other 3 and zip in his other two legs? Well, he’s not going to make any money. Thank goodness he loves the products! And while Tommy might be motivated to help him, Tommy is busy building his other two legs so as to maximize his income. Jose, Willie, and Hank are also busy building their legs and aren’t going to help Barry either.
Well…that’s the way it should be right? If you can’t hit the curveball then you aren’t going to make it in the big leagues. If you can’t recruit (customers or distributors) then you will have very limited success in Kyäni.
Not necessarily, especially among friends/family who want to work together towards mutual success. While the sluggers/top recruiters should get paid the most, there are still plenty of rewards for their teammates who help out and get on base.
Peter (Tommy’s Sponsor) throws a curveball at Tommy and reminds him that the Matching Checks bonus (and others) are paid on the Sponsor Tree and even if Tommy comes up with a lineup that makes sense based on the 4 new distributors apparent abilities, if Tommy is the Sponsor of all 4 it will have a huge impact as the players grow their businesses to a point where they rank as Sapphires and above. Peter suggests that Tommy sponsor the player going directly under him, who then sponsors the next player, and so on. This way their lineup in the Placement Tree matches their lineup in the Sponsor Tree. What then to do about the $400 in Sponsor bonuses? Tommy would still get $100 for sponsoring the first player under him, and then it would be up to the others to determine if they should sign over the $100 Sponsor bonus checks to Tommy, seeing as he was the effective sponsor of all four.
Tommy (and the rest) are now overwhelmed with the task of how to structure the lineup. So many possibilities! So much potentially at stake. In the end each of the four has to ask themselves would they rather have a better recruiter above them or below them? And the answer might be based on how well they feel they can recruit and build a business. A great hitter doesn’t need help to score runs because he can hit homers if need be. A great recruiter/business builder will succeed regardless of who is above him/her in the lineup, and sometimes in spite of them. In our example Jose is going to be successful because he is a slugger. It’s natural to want to have him in one of our legs so we can benefit from his abilities. But if we aren’t sluggers and get on base mostly by being beaned by the pitch, then maybe we would be more successful to have the slugger be our sponsor who could then help us learn how to hit and who can help us build all 3 of our legs.
This example was purposely complex and hopefully none of us will every be faced with anything similar. Yet we might find ourselves trying to advise someone whether or not to put themselves or their spouse or son etc., above them or below them in the lineup. My vote goes for putting the best recruiter on top, with the caveat that they will help build all 3 legs of the person who goes under them.