Amplified Network Marketing







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No matter what you’ve heard about network marketing, it’s hard to argue with the success that many, many people have seen through the industry. Gone are the days of pyramid schemes and front-loaded companies. Today, technology is making it possible for people who truly desire to succeed and work hard to make their fortunes through helping each other via the vehicle of network marketing. Jimmy Smith is an example of that kind of determination. In this episode you’re going to hear how he left a 40 year career at age 62, and within 8 years was making over $30 million a year. It’s an amazing story with lots of ups and downs, so be sure you take some time to listen.

He saw the math immediately, then went searching for a company worth his time.

Jimmy Smith knew that network marketing would be his vehicle to wealth the moment he understood how the math worked. In his mind it was the most beautiful and perfect form of democracy in existence. But his family and friends didn’t see it right away. His first ventures were not successful because of companies that he couldn’t fully support and he lost a lot of money. But as he continued to search for the company that he could support, he never lost faith in the network marketing model. In this episode you’ll hear Jimmy’s amazing story and why he believes that network marketing is THE avenue for anyone who wants to work hard for their success.

How do you carry on when your family thinks you’re crazy?

It’s no exaggeration to say that Jimmy Smith’s family was skeptical of his network marketing obsession at first. After a bankruptcy and losing a lot of money, his wife didn’t think he knew what he was talking about when he spoke of network marketing in glowing terms. But Jimmy didn’t lose faith, even though he was tempted to quit many times. He knew that the process would work if he could just find the right system and company - which he finally did. Hear how Jimmy pushed through the times of discouragement and eventually won over his wife and family, on this episode of Crank It Up.

If you teach a man to teach others to fish, you can feed the whole world.

For Jimmy Smith, it’s not enough to teach people how to make their own millions. He wants to teach people how to teach others to make millions and pass that information along as much as possible. It’s part of the way he views the power and vehicle of network marketing that makes him so effective. He truly wants to see people succeed because of what that success can do for their family line and legacy. Jimmy shares his story on this episode and discusses how the network marketing industry has changed over the years, and how he sees it poised for a huge resurgence and growth curve in the coming years.

At 87 years old, where does the energy and passion come from?

For Jimmy Smith, it comes from being convinced that what he’s doing is important and will last. He’s able to pass on a legacy through his family that he never knew was possible, and through his network marketing organization he’s seeing people’s lives changed every day. There is so much good he’s able to do, and it drives him to keep going every day when he wakes. This episode is encouraging, inspiring, and powerful, so be sure you take the time to listen to this seasoned businessman and professional people helper.

Outline of this great episode

  • Jimmy Smith’s journey into Network Marketing at age 62.
  • The early challenges Jimmy faced as he started his Network Marketing company.
  • The stress the first 5 years were for Jimmy and how he overcome it.
  • The conversation Jimmy had with his bankruptcy attorney about Network Marketing.
  • What Jimmy saw in the industry that kept him from quitting when times were hard and failure was imminent.
  • The differences between modern network marketing and the days when Jimmy first started.
  • How does Network Marketing protect people today (is it a pyramid scheme?)?
  • 30 million dollars later… what made the difference?
  • How many people are truly helped by Jimmy’s network marketing organization?
  • What to look for in a network marketing company.
  • The three mega trend in today’s world.
  • The life Jimmy lives today, including his family and others in creating millionaires: Where does the passion come from?
  • Highlight moments Jimmy remembers from his long life.

Resources mentioned on this episode

BOOK: Think and Grow Rich

BOOK: Pay Yourself What You’re Worth

BOOK: The Strangest Secret


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If anyone can talk about having a “past” and the battle it is to fight your way out of depression, it’s Chris Atkinson. Chris was a teenager when he began to feel the tone of his life sliding south. He began drinking and drug use when he was a preteen and by the time he was in High School he had checked out of life. His slide took him a long way down and it was years before light began to dawn on him. But it wasn’t a spontaneous thing, it was something that had to come from within him as he began listening to the voices around him, the people who were telling him that his life could be different… and that he had the choice to make it that way. On this episode of Amplified Network Marketing you’re going to hear Chris’ powerful story of jail time, drug and alcohol addiction, and the turnaround he’s made to become a multimillionaire in the Network Marketing industry.


Do you sometimes feel like life should be “more”?

Chris Atkinson definitely felt that way from a young age but was convinced by the time he was in his teen years that it was just a dream that could never come true. His struggles are evidence that no matter how far you’ve sunk in life, it’s never too late. That’s the primary message Chris and his wife teach to those they mentor. You can make a change at any point on your journey. The difference is made on the level of attitude and belief. On this episode Chris describes the turning point that happened in his life and how Network Marketing played a pivotal role. He also describes the wide-reaching impact it has had not only on his income and business, but on his personal relationships as well.


The life you dream about is possible.

Chris and Debbie Atkinson have taught thousands of people just like you that it’s never too late to turn things around so you can have the life you desire. On this episode Chris highlights the beginning steps you need to take in order to begin that change. He talks about why you have to dream BIG, the importance of setting goals, how to flip the switch from scarcity to abundance, the power of persistence, and why gratitude is the key to a prosperous life. You’ll hear Chris’ personal story woven into everything so be sure you listen to what has happened in this amazing man’s life.


I was finally sick of letting life slip through my fingers.

Drinking and drugging his life away became a sickening thing to Chris Atkinson, and when he decided that he wasn’t going to allow his life to slip away like that, things began to change. Through the help of 12 step programs, supportive parents, and a network marketing company that focused on personal development, Chris made quick advances toward becoming a successful businessman and a husband and father with a new lease on life. You can make those same kinds of changes, and Chris is on the Amplified Network Marketing show to teach you how. Be sure to listen!


Relationships change just as dramatically as the finances.

Chris Atkinson believes that your finances and business success can’t reach new levels until you reach those levels in your personal life. You’ve got to change in order for your life to change. As he began living out that philosophy he was able to rebuild a relationship with his son that had been nonexistent to that point. Now, he and his son are the best of friends and rejoice in the progress and triumphs the other experiences. You can hear more of this heart-warming story on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing, and learn how the personal development focus of his MLM team enabled Chris to take the steps he needed to take in order for it to happen.



  • [0:40] David’s introduction of his guest today, Chris Atkinson and his “never too late” philosophy.
  • [2:07] Chris’ teenage memories of having no hope: drinking, drugs, and losing out on life.
  • [5:30] An ultimatum from Chris’ Dad.
  • [7:00] At some point you can decide that the bad things in life are your fault.
  • [8:18] Chris’ words to parents about their kids’ alcohol and drug use.
  • [10:20] How Chris made the choice to navigate from the life that was and the life he wanted.
  • [12:00] Always coming back to the 12 step programs.
  • [13:50] How Chris began to see the world differently.
  • [15:40] The catalytic moments that change the way you live.
  • [16:49] The big dreams Chris began to have and work toward.
  • [18:30] Using goals, dream boards, and how to move toward them.
  • [20:40] Getting sick of letting life slip through his fingers.
  • [22:12] Does the purpose of most people revolve around helping others?
  • [23:03] The first steps Chris has learned and wants to pass along to others who feel lost.
  • [26:10] The purpose people can find because of their wound, and how Chris views his own wounds.
  • [28:18] How Chris’ relationship with his son has transformed over the years.
  • [31:12] The power of gratitude in Chris’ life.
  • [33:59] How Chris was introduced to the Network Marketing environment and how it’s made a huge difference.
  • [38:44] The first thought every single day.
  • [40:15] How Network Marketing is one of the only professions where people help each other succeed.
  • [43:37] The primary lessons Chris shares with listeners.




BOOK: The Greatest Miracle In The World


BOOK: It’s Never Too Late - Chris’ book


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What will you be doing when you’re 77 years old? How will you be feeling about life? Ready to settle down? Ready to rest, relax, slow down a bit? Those thoughts are completely foreign to today’s guest, Eric J. Smetherman. It was only four years ago that Eric began his network marketing career after already being retired from his own small business for a number of years. His new business has created a new life that he finds hard to believe and it has given him a new zest for life that has powerfully impacted the way he lives every day. On this episode you’re going to hear Eric’s story, how his success has come about, and how he proves that network marketing is no respecter of age.


What is a “professional network marketer?”


That’s what Eric J. Smetherman says when people ask him what he does. He sees it as a way of saying that he’s serious about his business and wants to do it in a professional way. What he’s most excited about is that he has the opportunity to use his years of experience as a small business owner and his more recent experience in network marketing to coach and empower people to live extraordinary lives and achieve time and financial freedom. It’s something he’s passionate about, which you’ll hear in this conversation he had with David T.S. Wood.


Network Marketing is a personal development business, even for the older set.


AT 77 years old it would make total sense if Eric J. Smetherman saw himself as being beyond the point of taking on new personal challenges. But his entrance into network marketing has stimulated a desire to learn and grow on a daily basis. He’s quick to ask questions, learn new strategies for personal growth and mindset change, and maximize his potential as a person - just as much as he is for his business. He doesn’t see age as a factor at all. Young and old alike are responsible to make the most of their life - which is exactly what he’s doing. His story is an inspiration so make sure you take the time to hear it on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing.


Why would a 77 year old seek out the advice of 25 year olds?


If you ask Eric J. Smetherman that question (he’s 77, by the way) he’d tell you it’s because he’s not through with life yet. There’s lots more to experience and lots more to achieve. He knows that things today are very different than when he owned his small business years ago. He knows that the world operates according to different principles, so he inquires of those who are right at the heart of those changes - the younger set. His testimony is that once he learned the language and interests of those in their 20s and 30s, his ability to talk with them on a level of understanding about the opportunities that network marketing provides increased, and his business success began to take off. You’ll get a lot out of what Eric has to share, to be sure to listen to this episode.


What will you be doing when you’re 77 years old?

It’s really up to you, isn’t it? Eric J. Smetherman would be first to tell you that age doesn’t have to slow you down. He’s living a life that he could only dream of prior to entering the ranks of professional network marketers and he is working hard to encourage others to build a similar life of freedom and time for themselves. What are your dreams? What are you capable of doing? Eric wants you to know that you can accomplish it all, no matter your age. Find out how he’s done it and how you can move in the same direction, on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing with David T.S. Wood.



  • [0:31] David’s introduction to the show and why he’s in love with Network Marketing.
  • [0:59] Who is Eric Smetherman?
  • [1:50] How does a 73 year old feel about hanging out with so many younger people.
  • [2:30] Why Network Marketing appealed to Eric as a retiree.
  • [4:00] The impact Eric’s company’s products have had on his own health.
  • [6:33] Relationships at the heart of Eric’s network marketing business.
  • [9:58] Network marketing and the issue of timing.
  • [11:09] Eric’s description of what network marketing is.
  • [12:26] The importance of growing as a person and how network marketing facilitates it.
  • [14:10] The power of each person taking their own individual journey.
  • [15:20] How long did it take Eric to get his head around the business?
  • [18:17] Why Eric calls himself a “professional network marketer.”
  • [20:52] The reasons network marketing is appealing to younger generations.
  • [24:43] The lessons Eric has intentionally learned from younger people.
  • [27:41] Success at any age is possible through network marketing.
  • [29:11] The lessons Eric has learned that new network marketers should know.
  • [31:59] Books Eric has learned from.
  • [33:19] How Eric uses a vision board in his business and personal development.
  • [37:02] Dealing with the peaks and valleys in the business in a way that is helpful.
  • [41:58] What Eric would tell himself at the beginning of his network marketing career.
  • [42:47] How has network marketing amplified Eric’s life?



BOOK: Go Pro


BOOK: The Slight Edge


Robert Kiyosaki


Richard Branson

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