Monday, July 25, 2016

They Laughed at Me

Network marketing? Are you crazy?

Aren’t those illegal?

No one makes any money with network marketing. Everyone knows it’s just a rip off!

That’s just a scam!

These are just a few of the reactions I have gotten when presenting my business opportunity to prospects. And although it doesn’t happen often, I admit that when it does, it can be frustrating and discouraging.

And it’s worse when it comes from a family member or friend. They KNOW what you do. They have
seen that it works. They should know I care about their well-being and want to see them succeed. 
And yet the questions come and then the ridicule. It’s like being slapped in the face.

There are hundreds of reasons to join a network marketing business.  You have been downsized and
can’t find a new job. You would like to retire but can’t afford to. Your health won’t allow you to continue in your current job and you don’t know what else to do. You would like to spend more time with your children. You have to replace the income of an ailing spouse. Or maybe you’re just tired of working all day for someone half your age that makes 3 times what you do.

When David Letterman asked Donald Trump what he would do if he had to start over, the answer
amazed me. He said, “I would find a good network marketing company and get to work."  Now, you
may not like his politics or some of his actions, but you have to admit one thing.  Donald Trump
knows how to make money.

Many other famous entrepreneurs like Warren Buffett, and Rich Dad Poor Dad author Roberrt
Kiyosaki are also either directly involved in network marketing businesses themselves or recommend
it to their followers.  And if it’s good enough for Donald and Warren and Robert, it’s good
enough for me.

Sure, there are bad companies out there with questionable practices.  That's true of ANY business.  And for every one that is skating along the edge of ethical, legal practices, there are plenty of legitimate companies with amazing products and that are dedicated to helping their representatives succeed. 

Network marketing can help you transform your life. Do you have dreams? Do you have the persistence, perseverance, patience, and discipline to realize them? Yes? Then the power to change your life is in your hands.

I can’t promise you it will be easy. In fact, I can guarantee you that in the beginning there will be days you want to quit. That’s just the nature of starting a business – any business, not just network marketing. I can also promise though that if you don’t give up, you will be successful.

So, now I let them laugh at me.  But I don't bother to laugh aat them.  I'm too busy running my business!

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