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Invest in Your Personal Development

Like many Veterans reading this post, I too tried a variety of non-military related endeavors during my military career.  I admit to trying one that most have heard about, but some are reluctant to admit trying themselves.  I tried Network Marketing!  Actually, I tried Network Marketing multiple times during my career as a soldier.  Each Network Marketing organization I was part of required the members to invest in their personal development.  Whether it be reading personal development books, listening to tapes and CDs or attending seminars.  The bottom line was to grow and develop – to improve. 

Here is another small confession.  I never grew my organizations to the levels of success many in the Network Marketing world desire.  As a result, I was naturally disappointed, but after taking inventory of where I started from to where I ultimately ended up, I realized my journey was a success.  The key to personal success and ultimately to team success is based in large part on how much and how well we develop.  For many people, the real value in Network Marketing is not how much money you can earn, but instead on the training, the leadership, the networking and the personal development you gain.  Kind of sounds like the military doesn’t it?  Training, leadership, networking and personal development.  Didn’t we all get those in the military?  Of course we did. 

Robert Kiyosaki, speaker and best selling author of the “Rich Dad” book series is a strong advocate of Network Marketing.  He always recommends it, in his books, during speaking engagements and other public appearances.  Robert understands the intrinsic value, strength, utility and the genuine need for networks and teams.  An excellent way to develop those skill sets is through Network Marketing.  

This article is not written to suggest joining a Network Marketing organization.  It is however, written to encourage you to continue to “Invest in Your Personal Development,” because you are your single best opportunity for success.  Only you can make this commitment.  2012 is a great year to be the best you can be.  Just do it! 


See you on the high ground!         



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2 Responses

  1. srobin54 says:

    I too threw myself into this type of thing. I was scrambling to reinvent myself and get back on track. Improving yourself has a way of enlightening yourself, and the path I never saw was right in front of me. Thanks, I thought I was the only one listening to the tapes. 🙂

    • Scott – there are probably more of us listening to tapes than not. As you know, personal development and growth are not sudden, they take time. I have learned a lot about myself in the process and look forward to continuing the journey. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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