Celebrity TV Host Forbes Riley Shares Her Top 5 Secrets To $2.5 Billion in Sales
Pioneer behind the As Seen On TV infomercial phenomenon, Forbes Riley has hosted over 180 infomercials and sold on QVC and HSN for nearly 30 years, generating more than $2.5 billion in global sales.
“Developing a million-dollar business requires you to see life differently, think differently, and self-talk differently.” This is the captivating energy of Forbes Riley, speaker, success coach, and creator of the SpinGym fitness sensation. “Figure out what you love to do, what ignites you, and go do it”, says the Long Island, New York native who made her television debut with Bob Hope on NBC’s Miss Teenage America pageant. Riley originally pursued a career in theatre, with dreams of becoming an actress, but her unique ability to connect with and empower people led her down a different path.
Creating Your Ideal Business and Life
“Your first memory is what sparks your entire hard drive of life. Be it traumatic, empowering, good, or bad. The baggage of your life affects how you speak to yourself, your business partners, your kids, and even how you conduct yourself on social media.” She continues, “Life happens for you not to you. Regardless of the events, how you respond is always within your control.” Riley has successfully taught entrepreneurs all over the world that reconnecting with their purpose and igniting their passion will shatter limiting beliefs and create abundance in all areas of their lives. “We have the ability to change memories, take away traumas, and unblock areas that prevented us from succeeding.” Her formula is simple: Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It.
“I am the living embodiment of massive failure after failure, but I didn’t let that stop me. Changing your mindset will create and unlock unimagined opportunities. I view the word No as N-O, Never-ending Opportunities. Despite all my failures, I have the audacity to believe in my abilities so much that No is still a Yes.”
Forbes Riley’s Top 5 Success Tips:
1. Surround yourself with the right people
Your circle should wholeheartedly believe in your ability to succeed as much as you do. Find mentors and experts in your field and attend their seminars; learn as much as you can from them.
You can't do everything, so stop trying. Use your resources to find people who excel in areas you don’t and add them to your team.
3. Your network is your net worth
Go to networking events and make connections with people. Business cards are opportunities on standby. They are relationships you can establish and partnerships you can build on. Importantly, call people when you don't need them so when you do, they're there.
4. Make good use of your time
Watch a masterclass, listen to a podcast, or read a book that will get you one step closer to your goals.
5. Maximize your business online
The internet is being used to create business and substantial revenue. If you don’t have multiple streams of income or don’t understand how to make money online in this tech-based world, you're missing out.
Crush it on Camera
Forbes Riley created Crush it on Camera, a program that teaches novice entrepreneurs industry secrets to market like a pro! Learn the art of the pitch, and how to engage, excite, and enroll your audience into your vision. This program refines communication skills, builds confidence on and off camera, and provides you with an expert-level pitch video to post or send anywhere, anytime.
“I’m going to teach you how to pitch and get a Yes. When you engage consumers and explain how your product or service can benefit them, the whole dynamic changes. If you don’t have success selling your products, you’re not giving consumers what they want. You’re focused on giving them what you want.”
Forbes Riley is a realist who credits success in life and business changing her perspective and doing what she loves. “The work that I’ve been doing is from the heart. I’m on a mission to not only serve, but help people get out of the ‘I can’t’ mindset. Stop thinking that you’re less than, or not deserving.”
Successful programs Forbes Factor Live and The Billionaire Business Academy were created with a goal to inspire others to their greatness. Despite being an introvert, Forbes learned to seize opportunities, speak up, and rely on her inner voice to be a guide. “You are the sum of the obstacles you overcome, so be somebody no one thought you could be.”