Many will admit it… and yet some won’t.
But here’s the deal…
Most people are really intrigued with the concept of network marketing.
But many have a misconception of their potential in this industry or a misunderstanding of what it takes to be successful… possibly both.
Unfortunately, there are leaders within the network marketing industry who have polluted our platform with false claims and “get rich quick” deceptions. Sister, it just doesn’t work that way.
Heck, this deceit makes me want to gag on my burrito and break out into a blocking frenzy on Facebook.
It sends a message that success in our industry will come quick and require minimal effort. THAT is a load of crap, my friend.
When people join this industry, I always find it fascinating to hear them say, “I will give it two months to see if I can make a go at it.”
Two freakin’ months??? Seriously. I don’t know about you, but I am not aware of any business that has made a significant amount of money in the first two years… let alone the first two months.
Many will dabble in this industry, but few allow themselves a genuine opportunity to prove themselves and experience success.
The #1 reason network marketers fail is because they lack the commitment to the business.
They enter into the industry with an employee mindset instead of a business owner mentality.
The bottom line is this…
The thinking patterns we develop have a direct effect on the results we achieve.
This is true in every facet of our lives, but particularly so as an entrepreneur. You must think differently to succeed.
- Accept responsibility for all decisions, both good and bad. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
- Get comfortable being uncomfortable.
- Become a rule-breaker, always looking for ways to do things differently.
- Be willing to learn new things.
- Establish both short and long term goals… and assess them often.
- Work to understand your customer and genuinely empathize with their pain point(s)… then do something about it.
- Learn your product… Live your product… Love your product.
There are many exceptional qualities about this multi-level marketing gig, but low start-up cost is definitely at the top of the list.
Minimal investment puts this opportunity on a level playing field for those willing to make a long-term commitment.
Although committing for the long haul is essential for success, it is just as important to consider the following…
✔ Is the company a good fit for you?
✔ Do they offer a valuable product(s)?
✔ Is it a product you are eager to be a part of and can be genuinely passionate about?
If you can shout a hearty “Heck yeah” to all the above and will commit yourself to the grit and grind game for a year, then let me introduce you to success.
It burdens this sister’s heart to watch someone wave their red flag or throw in the towel too soon. It’s as if they planned for failure before they even began.
Consider what happens to a can of soda when it freezes. You can’t see the pressure gradually build, but you know what will eventually happen if the conditions are consistent… it will freakin’ explode.
We can say the same of your business. You probably won’t be able to see the fruits of your labor at first. But just like the soda can, if you will commit and be consistent, you will gain momentum… and your business will potentially explode.
If you truly understand how the multi-level marketing industry works, then you know that residual income doesn’t come right away.
Residual income is what will eventually replace your current income, but regardless of what the network marketing noise makers claim, it ain’t happenin’ overnight.
When you review the comp plan of a particular company, take note of the ways commission is paid out.
There will be both weekly and monthly payouts for new enrollments. There will also be bonus earning opportunities.
Remember sister, this is NOT a “get rich quick” side hustle, so don’t quit your day job or start packing your bags for Barbados… well, not yet, anyway.
These payouts will serve as supplemental income as you build your business toward your residual income goal.
It doesn’t matter what type of business you are planning to start… a yoga or pilates gym, a restaurant, an ecommerce store, direct sales, etc… The key to success for any new business is committing for a minimum of two years as you work toward realizing the income level you desire.
So tell me, why are you here?
- Are you new to the industry and need a little guidance and direction as you blaze your path toward residual income?
- Or, are you simply doing your homework to find the company and product that best suits you?
- Maybe you’ve been in the game for a bit, but you’ve never had anyone to teach, train, mentor or encourage you.
Don’t worry. I got you.
Come join our private Facebook group, “Peaceful Heart Leadership”, a growing community of kickass network marketing professionals.
You will find it to be an incredible source of ongoing support and valuable information.
I’ll see you there.