What are MLM junkies? I would best describe them as people who jump from company to company or opportunity to opportunity every three to six months (or sooner). They can’t commit to anything.
They are similar to a drug addict in that they are looking for a quick and easy fix. They are looking for something that gives them a temporary high.
They think the company itself is the answer to their troubles, rather than looking at the person in the mirror and taking responsibility for their own actions.
HYPE is their buzzword. They love HYPE and excitement. They’re always after the next big thing!
The Mindset of MLM Junkies
Here are some of the things that MLM Junkies have in common.
# 1 They are looking to get rich quick. They expect to make a full time income in their new business within their first few months, even if they don’t put in the work.
# 2 They are lazy by nature. They want something for nothing. They aren’t willing to work hard for any period of time.They want to sit back and just collect the money.
# 3 They have a lottery mentality. They think of their business like a trip to Las Vegas. Just roll the dice and hope for the best.
# 4 They look at success in business as luck. Rather than creating their own luck, they view it as an outside force. They want the luck without the hard work.
# 5 They are very emotional and love hype. Hype is a MLM junkies favorite word.
# 6 They are looking for something that is fast and easy and doesn’t require any work. They think that signing their name to the distributor agreement is the key to success.
# 7 They are motivated by fear of loss. They’re afraid that if they don’t get in on the next big thing, they will miss their free meal ticket.
My Story as a MLM Junkie & What I Learned
I’m sad to admit that I was a MLM Junkie at one point in my network marketing career. I was never looking to get rich quick, or make money without working hard, but when one business didn’t work out and produce the results I wanted, I would jump ship to the next business.
That’s right, I’d jump from company to company every six months, thinking that the next company was better than my current company and it would be the the answer to all of my troubles.
I did this for about eight years. During that time, I worked with more than 10 different network marketing companies.
Looking back, all of these were good companies. The real issue was me! I finally got my head out of my ass and learned this valuable lesson: no company is perfect! Pick the company you want to have your problems with. If what you are doing isn’t working, the real issue is you, not the company.
You need to take the time to develop the right skills and attitude and you must commit to one company for minimum five years. That is the key to success. Until you get yourself right, and learn the skills and have the right attitude, you will struggle in EVERY network marketing company.
You must put on your blinders, put in the work, and put in the numbers.
Once again, the company itself is not the answer to your struggles. You are the answer to your MLM Struggles. What separates the people who fail in our industry from the people who make money are their SKILLS, MINDSET, and WORK ETHIC.
The beauty is that once you develop the right skill-set and mind-set you can succeed in ANY company! If you study the top earners in this great industry, you will quickly discover that they team up with one MLM company and stick with it for the long haul.
Most of them don’t attain overnight success either. They have to learn and develop their skills, in order to become successful. In fact, many top earners struggled for one to three years, before they started to achieve some success. Most top earners took 5+ years of building their business with one company to get to a six figure income!
I’d like to offer a challenge to you. My challenge to you is to find a company with products or services you are passionate about, and join that company. Make a commitment to stay with that company at least five years, preferably ten years. During this time, don’t look at or evaluate other opportunities. Stay focused.
Come up with a game plan, find a mentor and then take massive action. Learn from your mistakes. Don’t get the Shiny Object Syndrome. Even if your sponsor and half your team quits, stay focused and keep pressing forward.
Be the person on the mission. Be the leader that other people are looking to join. If you can do that, you will become the person you need to be to make it big in this great industry. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what you could accomplish in just a few short years, even with a part-time effort.
Don’t make the mistake that the MLM junkies make of switching to a new company every few months. This is a fast way to go broke and ruin your dreams. It’s also a great way to lose your credibility with people you know.
Remember, there’s no way you can succeed (or make money) if you are switching companies a few times each year. You have to give yourself time to succeed. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Be a leader and doer, not a MLM junkie.
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In conclusion, the network marketing industry is filled with MLM Junkies.
Don’t be one of them yourself. Don’t make the common mistake of switching from company to company looking for greener pastures. The grass is not greener on the other side. It’s greener where you water it.
Pick a good company with products you are passionate about, put in the work, and never look back.
You can fail or succeed with any network marketing company. The choice is yours. Ultimately, it’s up to you to take the time to learn the required skills and put in the work. Nothing worth accomplishing is fast, free or easy.
What do you think? What are your thoughts about MLM Junkies? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.