MLM / Multilevel Marketing Can Teach Us Something
Most of us work at a job right now, usually 40 or more hours a week. We get up early to go in, we work through lunch, we work at night, and sometimes we even work on weekends. We have to ask to take vacation time, and sometimes we’re not allowed to.
We’re paid a set amount or have a limit on how much we can make because we’re simply trading our time for money; what are we really worth? We’re taking direction from someone who may not have our best interest in mind.
We do this every single day, running on this hamster wheel, and it becomes habit so we get used to it and just deal with it. Have you ever thought about how long you will have to do this for if you make no change? 67/70 years old? At that point, your youth is gone. Did you get to do the things you wanted to do? Spending time with the family, traveling? You haven’t had that feeling of a summer break since college, so you probably forgot about it. It’s easy to just go with the flow and let the time slip away, but we don’t have to.
Choose the right business you’ll have the ability to remove ourselves from that average life that everyone is thrown into by default.
There’s no limit on the money we can make, we can work whatever hours we want, we can take vacation and do whatever we want when we want. And, we can enjoy life before it’s over.
To get to that point though, you need a plan and a system. Many people opt to try MLM because it offers an a standardized system to follow. I found a better way to create that residual income everyone wants so badly. For the people who do MLM now – If you are not making the money you want yet, try tracking the time you spend following the system on a weekly basis. Do you think you deserve that money you want based on the time you put in?
Everyone is busy and no one feels like doing anything after getting out of work because we’re tired and drained, but we have to in order to make this happen. And anytime we decide that we just don’t feel like it, we’re cheating ourselves.
We’re business owners. Every time you feel tired, remember what you’re doing this for – this is for your freedom. Nothing will compare to the time when you hit your goal and you’re no longer in that 45 year plan.
Let’s continue using MLM as the example. There are so many divisions, products, services, and tools we can use in any company that we’re paralyzed with information. We want to know everything before we start and we want to plan out our approach to every person we’re going to talk so we can figure out how to get them in. We have to forget about trying to know everything and trying to make everything perfect.
Companies are too large and come out with too many new things to keep up with all of it. We just need to take action and embrace the chaos.
If you think about it, each business at its core is very simple. We promote our products, we tell people about business, and we bring people (teammates and guests) to the events so they can join us in learning and achieving our goals together.
As you might tell from this post, I used to be an MLM leader. I used to crush it, but that was also the problem. Anyone I brought in to work with me wanted a handout. No one could match my level of activity. I wasn’t the best in the company. Sure, there were people making 10x what I was making. But, I put in WORK and it was almost to enough to kill my full-time job.
The problem was duplication. I couldn’t help others to become like me. The people I found just didn’t want it bad enough. So, I left. I gave up that income and transitioned my role to one of my leaders to pursue a different opportunity. That new opportunity (not in network marketing) allowed me the opportunity to leverage myself alone and scale my business based on my creativity and work I wanted to put in. I was always going to deliver on whatever I chose, so I bet on me and jumped in.
A month of working for myself and boom – money came in just like before, but this time, I don’t have to rely on anyone but me. The job’s gone and you can have this too. Think of what you can do, plan a bit, and jump. You got this.