Wisdom for New Network Marketers
This is going to offend some of you, but I accept that risk, because I believe the message needs to be heard.
Building a large and successful network marketing business will be the hardest thing you ever do in your life. Contrary to what some folks say, it will not be easy. It will be an uphill battle filled with setbacks, challenges and frequent disappointment. I believe it’s worth the sacrifice and work, but NO, it’s not for everyone.
The worst thing you can do is get excited about the possibilities that our industry offers, yet not do the work. Hope itself is not a success strategy or business strategy.
So many people are daydreaming about making the big money and having the lifestyle our industry provides, yet they are only kidding themselves.
You will not get rich working part-time in a few years. Network marketing is a long-term project. It takes a HUGE commitment and tremendous work ethic to make it to the top. Successful businesses (of any kind) are normally built over a period of DECADES, not weeks, months or years.
There are people who have been in this industry 10, 20, 30, even 40 or more years, but never built a successful team. These folks are good people, but I don't understand their mindset. Why be involved with something that long and never put in the required work it takes to become successful?
My advice to people is that if you are not willing to do “whatever it takes” to make it to the top you should stop dreaming about the “financial freedom” you can attain in our industry, and just resort to being a part-time network marketer or customer or leave the industry for good.
Simply put, you've got to have realistic expectations about your business. If your actions and work ethic don't match your goals, you are only kidding yourself and should be prepared for disappointment.
I know that sounds harsh, but why spend your life dreaming about attaining something that you aren’t honestly willing to work for, and therefore, will never actually attain?
I think most people would be much better off just building a small part-time network marketing business, or being a customer, than sitting back dreaming about becoming rich, but only fooling themselves.
Trust me, I've been there. I spent about twelve years in the industry wanting what it offered, but not doing what I know I should have been doing. I made a vow that I was either going to build it big or leave the industry for good and pursue something else with my life.
And that is the best decision I have ever made in this industry: to commit to one company, put in the work and do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes.
In addition, I don't think there is anything wrong with failing. I would rather give it my best for five years and fail, than to sit back and wonder what I could have accomplished if I'd only tried.
As the old saying goes: "it's better to attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed."
If you're going to do it, do it! If not, just enjoy the benefits the products offer, or focus on creating a successful part-time business.
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