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Network marketing it has its lovers and haters.
It is either a good fit for you or it isn’t.
Fortunately, the Internet is giving network marketers more options.
And sometimes those options lead a network marketer away from the industry.
And truly no story of a network marketer is typical. This story will demonstrate somewhat.
Network marketers are looking for better ways to build their business. And those options come in many sizes and shapes.
The first network marketer in our story had joined network marketing because of a product that was like no other. She had mixed ideas about the business model but eagerly forged ahead.
Every event she attended gave her similar advice:
- Don’t quit
- Attend every event
- Follow the plan
- Share with everyone you know
Month after month she faithfully followed the advice with moderate success in spite of the feeling of dread sharing with everyone gave her.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, another network marketer boldly took up the business model because she wanted a better life for her family.
She attended all the events and heard similar advice although her product was completely different. She believed in her product and her company.
Real success eluded her even though she faithfully worked the plan.
She wondered if there was a better way to help provide for her family.
Then one day our first network marketer’s mother needed more of her time.
Suddenly, the business plan didn’t work so well for her. You might say it was even less of a good fit for her except that it was never a good fit.
So, she started looking for something else with no clue what that might be.
And that opened her mind to really new options.
So, when she saw the ad that said, Turn Your Passion Into Profit, she clicked on the button, typed in her email and gave her credit card info.
It turned out the profit went to the convincing young man who sold his product to her. It wasn’t a great fit for her.
So, she kept looking and believing that something better was out there.
And then one day she saw an ad that introduced the idea of attracting folks who were interested in what she was doing. The idea of being able to connect with like-minded people was a new concept. She liked the sound of it and explored further.
She plugged into the coaching and training that was offered and suddenly she had a second stream of income coming in.
And something magical happened. As she connected with folks from other parts of the country and world the pressure to sign up the people in her community and family subsided. She felt new freedom and realized that people were approaching her. She became more selective with who she connected with once she knew that there were thousands yet to reach.
Back across the pond, the other network marketer had discovered the same team and she joined them.
She found a supportive community that cheered her on as she progressed. She applied everything that she was learning from a great team of coaches and trainers.
She and her family skimped as she built a new business.
Until one day, instead of taking on an extra day at her job as she had once planned she quit to focus on her new business.
She is still working hard to make it the business she has always dreamed of. But she knows that the hard work and sacrifice is starting to payoff.
She not only quit her job, she quit her network marketing business because the other is all she will need.
Her counterpart almost made that decision but in the end realized that she couldn’t say goodbye to her MLM company or their products.
But because of the confidence she has gained she is launching a training product and now has three streams of income.
It will take more work and sacrifice for each of these network marketers to realize their goals. But they are more than equal to the challenge.
As I heard them say at the end of a productive fulfilling day,
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
I have enjoyed telling you two true stories of network marketers with a little help from my favorite author and my favorite novel – Charles Dickens and A Tale of Two Cities.
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