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 will 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.
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:
- Chuck’s MLM Weekly Wisdom # 56: September 30, 2015
- MLM Sales Funnel: What You Should Know
- Chuck’s MLM Weekly Wisdom # 40 – June 10, 2015
- MLM Business Opportunity Leads: 5 Things You Should Know
- Chuck’s MLM Weekly Wisdom # 29 – March 25, 2015
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.