I was thinking about this a lot this morning and I posted something on Facebook and suddenly I was blogging. Funny how that happens.
I have dabbled in network marketing for 20 plus years. I watched people around me drive pink cars and become a part of the millionaire club. I know exactly how you feel. They can do that, it just isn't for me however, I would join yet another network marketing company. Dabble for a while and then quit.
After our family experienced devastating financial loss and I became completely burned out on what I was doing, network marketing showed up in my life yet again. It is not easy when you own your own company and you realize that you just don't ant to do it anymore! It took me two years to transition out of owning my own business to owning my own time. There is a big difference.
What I discovered is network marketing does not work if you don't and there my friend is the only difference between people who are and people who are not successful in network marketing.
I decided to work my network marketing business like a business. In my other business I had an overhead, way more than I do in my network marketing business which is fondly refereed to as "Auto Ship" or "Just In Time Shipping" or receiving all the amazing products that you use on a daily basis. Anyway you look at it all business have an overhead so get over it! What ever you call it it, it is the life blood of your business! When you do it, your team will do it because without it, money is not made. Imagine that, the movement of product makes you money!
I also realized when you don't work, you don't make money! Just like in the "real world." In the beginning it feels like you are working a lot for nothing and you are. However, once you make a little bit of money you realize how truly easy this is. So, you work a little more and make a little more money and suddenly it all starts making sense. We all get a little piece of the pie and the goal is to have hundreds and thousands pieces of pie. Who doesn't love pie?!
Is it hard, you bet it is, is it a lot of work, you bet it is! I can tell you from experience. Do you feel like quitting? In the beginning you feel like quitting a lot. I am not going to lie to you. Quitting is only an option until you decide that you are not going to quit. When you decide that you are committed to being successful, committed to doing what ever it take. Committed to learning this profession just like you did all the other professions in your life. Only then will YOU become successful in network marketing. And then... you WILL make an obscene amount of money!
So, in closing... NETWORK MARKETING DOEN'T WORK... UNLESS... YOU DO!
We never know what to expect in life... sometimes the darkest moments become the brightest moments. Like you, I have had a life of ups and downs and at certain points in my life I wasn't sure if I could go get much further down.