MLM Junkies: What You Should Know About Them

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 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.

HYPE is their buzzword.

They love HYPE and excitement.

Here are some of the things that MLM Junkies have in common.

  • They are looking to get rich quick
  • They are lazy by nature
  • They have a lottery mentality
  • They look at success in business as luck
  • They are very emotional and love hype
  • They are looking for something that is fast and easy and doesn’t require any work
  • They think the company they join or opportunity they join is the most important thing
  • They are motivated by fear of loss

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 would be the the answer to all of my troubles.

I did this for about six to seven YEARS.

The only people that really made money during that time was my sponsor and the company itself.

Fortunately, I learned that you can struggle or succeed with any network marketing company.

After all, there are people who make money and people who fail in every company.

The company itself is not the answer to your struggles.

You are the answer to your MLM Struggles.

What separates the people who fail from the people who make money are their ACTIONS.

Simply put, successful distributors do certain things a certain way.

This is what makes them successful.

Until you learn, develop and implement the required skills you need to succeed in network marketing, you MLM Junkieswill struggle with every MLM company you join.

Not many people will tell you that, but it’s the truth.

YOU are the most important part of the equation, not the company. 

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 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 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.

When you can do those things, you will become the person you need to be to make it big.

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.

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.

Other Posts You Might Enjoy:

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  3. Chuck’s MLM Weekly Wisdom # 40 – June 10, 2015
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  5. Chuck’s MLM Weekly Wisdom # 29 – March 25, 2015

mlm junkiesWhen you jump from company to company you lose your credibility.

You lose your momentum.

And people won’t take you seriously.

They’ll be like “what is Mike in to this week?”

Follow the advice I mentioned above and be the leader, not the MLM junkie.

In conclusion, the network marketing industry is filled with MLM Junkies.

Don’t be one of them.

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.

You can fail or succeed with any company.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to take the time to learn the required skills and implement what you learn.

When you do that, you will be a top producer.

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.

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13 thoughts on “MLM Junkies: What You Should Know About Them

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  2. Britanica

    LOL! I thought of my sister’s boyfriend when I read this. He is the guy that you will find sitting on the sofa watching the get quick rich schemes on TV at 3AM in the morning while shoving handfuls of chips in his mouth. Then jump up and say “YES! I WILL BE RICH IN A MONTH!”. He has fallen for so many of them things it is not even funny.

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  3. Brie

    I too suffered from the MLM junkie syndrome. I started when I was in college to make more money and always ended up with a ton of products thinking that I was just bad at it or the market was oversaturated. The fact of the matter was I just was so excited by the products that I saw at home parties and each consultant made their own opportunity sound so great. The companies that I am with now I joined because I fell in love with the products. I have been with them for years but have not been as focused as I could be about becoming a top earner. Offering solid mentorship and training to your new recruits could be a helpful tool in converting Junkies to Professionals.

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  4. Amy Skalicky

    The suggestion to pick some top earners and study them, noting the time it took for them to reach the income level they wanted, is an excellent one. Even five years is not that long. Most people don’t make it to the level they want in any career path they choose in five years, so it is interesting to me that someone wouldn’t stick with this type of business for five years at least.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      No matter what type of business you own you need to study it for at least five years. Good things take time. And success won’t happen overnight.

      Most MLM Junkies are simply looking to get rich quick without doing the work.

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  5. Diamond Grant

    I think a lot of young people suffer from what my uncle describes as “Business ADD”. They cannot focus on one business or company long enough to really go anywhere with the company. Thus, they end up never truly attaining real success. I am not sure why, but it just seems like young people cannot commit to anything. They (or should i say we) want it and we want it now. And if it isn’t happening now then our interest is lost and we move on to something that we feel is going to benefit us. We have to learn to stay committed in order to make it far.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      All good things take time. MLM Junkies and Business Opportunity Junkies never seem to understand this. You have to pick something you like and understand, and then take massive action for a few years. There is no such thing as get rich quick. All businesses are hard to build into a successful and profitable business. You have to take the time to learn the right skills and right mind-set. For most folks, this will take minimum three to five years. I really wish all the MLM Junkies would learn this.

      Chuck

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      1. Greg Boudonck

        The biggest key that I have seen in all of this whether it is MLM or a traditional business is doing something you like. Many people go after something they think will be a money making success, but they don’t necessarily like it. It would be like me trying to sell women’s shoes. I have no call to do that, so even if someone came to me with a great opportunity that looks like a big income maker, would it be worth it for me to do it? I don’t think so….we need to like what we do.

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  6. James B

    Sad truth is, most people fail at MLM. Even the best and brightest very often just don’t get the opportunities or breaks they need to make it, so they fail. This isn’t something to be afraid of though. Instead of changing companies every time you fail, study what you did wrong, or what you could have done better. Apply that new knowledge to your next endeavor.

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    1. chuckholmes Post author

      Good points, James. While MLM Junkies are a dime a dozen, but I have to chime in here and say that most businesses fail. Most realtors never sell a house. Most insurance agents never sell a policy. Most bloggers never make any money. I could go on and on, but the point is this. To succeed, you need the right skill-set and right mind-set. Your company, or business model, is only one very small part of the equation as to whether or not YOU will ever be successful.

      Chuck

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