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Lessons Learned in Network Marketing

I stated earlier that I ventured into the world of Network Marketing, and on more than one occasion.  I also stated earlier that I never grew my businesses to those lofty levels and achieved the success that most Network Marketers dream of.  The reasons for that lack of success are many, trust me.  All or most of which rested squarely on my shoulders.  On second thought, make that ALL.  “If it is to be, it’s up to me.”  

First and foremost, I couldn’t get out of my own way.  Looking at the businesses logically always stood in the way for me.  What does that look like?  Wanting to know and understand every aspect of the business before sharing it with the masses.  Later, while reflecting on my experiences, I realized I knew far more about the businesses than I gave myself credit for.  The learning and the take away – excitement and passion carry the day.  Have you ever seen the movie “Boiler Room?”  If not, I strongly encourage you to get it, watch it and study it.  

Second and closely tied to the first reason is negative self talk.  You know, what if I’m asked a question I can’t answer?  What if I forget everything I rehearsed and completely bomb?  What if nobody shows for the home/business/opportunity meeting?  Slowly that nasty four letter word starts creeping into your head.  That’s right, FEAR.  False Evidence Appearing Real. 

Third, there is always a fallback position.  Some will, some won’t, so what – NEXT!  Some people will see your vision, feel your fire and tell you –“sign me up!”  Some people can’t or won’t make a decision even if their life depended on it – “bless their heart.”  Some people are just negative and nasty.  But you my friend are on a mission – you’ve got a business to build.


See you on the high ground!



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