Let’s face it, MLM is not for everyone. Neither is owning a business. Some people do not have the desire, skills, attitude, guts or perseverance to start and grow a business of their own, let alone in MLM. And you know what? There’s nothing wrong with that.
You have to remember that most people are WIRED to have a job their whole life. From the time they were a small child their parents told them to get good grades, go to college, and get a good job with a big corporation, so they can have a secure retirement.
So when you suggest they do something different, their radar goes up and they REJECT the idea, without even researching it. When you meet folks like this, and you will meet lots of them, there is little you can do except move on to the next person. Don’t spend your time trying to convince them that what you have is good.
It used to bother me when I showed a business presentation to someone, or explained the idea of leveraged income, and people just didn’t get it. Now, it doesn’t bother me so much. I realize it’s just part of the game.
It’s really no different than selling anything else. After all, you won’t sell steak to a vegetarian and you won’t sell a million dollar property to an unemployed, homeless person, so stop trying!
Your key to success in MLM is to find people who are open minded and are looking for a better life. You want people who are keeping their options open and are willing to go against the status quo. All you really need to do is find a few people like this and you will be well on your way to success in MLM.
Furthermore, a lot of people get involved in MLM and then decide it’s not for them. There’s nothing wrong with that either. We all have the right to make our own decisions and do what we want with our life. The last thing you should do is try to convince someone who wants to quit, to stay in the business. The best thing you can do is replace them with someone who WANTS to build a business.
I’ve found that MOST, not all, of the people who quit MLM were never really that serious to begin with. Most of the people who quit never sponsored anyone, never bought the products and never had any customers. Most of these folks never treated their business like a real business. It’s almost as if they had the lottery mentality and were hoping that MLM would be their meal ticket, without doing any work!
At the end of the day, just remember that MLM is not for everyone. Your key to success is to sift and sort through people UNTIL you find people who are looking for what you have to offer. Don’t spend your time chasing, bugging, annoying, selling, convincing or pressuring people to join your team. That’s a recipe for stress and failure.
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