The best thing that has happened to me in my professional life is discovering the network marketing industry.
Unfortunately, because of the general social perception of this industry, I hadn’t discovered it earlier. And right now, after 4 years here, I cannot and don’t want to imagine doing anything else.
What some of you may lack in your recipe for a massive success is that pride, that security in this industry.
When I worked as a software developer for a large IT company in Germany, people used to say “wow, what a cool job!” But I had to work within a strict schedule, doing the minimum of 40 hours a week, only go on vacation when the boss allowed me to…
How come someone who has a university degree, maybe even two, speaks several languages and works for another person for a salary is better perceived than an entrepreneur who does network marketing earning 50 times more and all for themselves?
I don’t get it.
You have to start looking up. Don’t let people wash your brain. Develop your confidence. Accept the fact that you can do this. Stop letting broken people control your thoughts. You should go for your dreams.
When people ask if what you do for a living is network marketing, don’t behave strangely or get uncomfortable, don’t hesitate or stutter or overthink it: “Well, it’s a bit like this… you know, social retail, relationship marketing, person-to-person direct sales…”
NO, my friends! It’s network marketing. We are part of an industry with a $180 billion annual turnover. You must be SUPER proud!
I’m amazed when people who are supposed to be intelligent think that what we do is weird, crazy or illogical.
Oh, I see, it’s better to ask for a loan from a bank or, god forbid, a family member to be able set up a restaurant, a clothing store or a construction business, for example. In 2017, that is pure madness to me.
Just a few examples: Main Franchise Costs.
Jimmy Johns: $ 326K- $ 555K
Hampton Hotel: $ 42- $ 14.9M
Super Cuts: $ 144K- $ 294K
Anytime Fitness: $ 80K- $ 490
Subway: $ 117K- $ 263K
How sane is anyone willing to drive for a sandwich? How many competing gyms are already in your city? How many haircuts do you need to make to earn $150,000?
In my opinion, running a traditional business in 2016 is like returning to slavery. You have to be there 24/7, because you cannot fully trust your employees. Your expense burden is crazy: rent, electricity, tools, machines, licenses, repairs, etc.
Headaches and stress every day.
In our industry, paying 150€, 500 € or even 1000€ in some cases is cheap, considering our salaries. You have access to great mentors. Champions, really… People who really have time, money, freedom. They are ready to train you and help you achieve what they have achieved. No rent, no employees, no highly expensive equipment. Wow! Here you have to spend 100€/150€ a month for products or services that make you healthier or bring you benefits. And this is when a company has a physical product. In FinTechs, like OneLife, not even that!
Now, this really is outrageous.
This industry is the simplest way for the average person to create wealth. I challenge you to show me something better. Please.
It’s 2017, and we can reach 60 different people in 60 countries in 60 seconds with our smartphones. Start thinking about the present rather than about the past. Remember, if you do what everyone else does, you are probably lost.
And if you win the rat race, you’re still in the maze.
Many government people in a privileged situation and with control would rather we’d not deviate from the scripts they gave us, those patterns and unwritten rules about how to live our life. The education we receive at school only makes us better employees. Getting special training and challenging our own way of thinking is the first step to truly understand freedom. Leave the labyrinth. Discover that there is another way to work, to live and to enjoy life. And little by little, we are achieving it.
The history books our children will use in 2020 or 2030 will talk about this industry: the industry which millions of people work in and which changed their lives.
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