I want to talk to you today about the people to avoid in MLM. I think that the advice in this post will save you a lot of time and heartache, if you listen and apply what I am about to say.
First and foremost, one of my favorite things about the network marketing industry is that you get to CHOOSE who you work with. Remember that everyone you sponsor could potentially be a LIFE-LONG business partner with you. So, be selective about who you choose to sponsor. If someone irritates you, lies, has a negative attitude, or is dishonest, do you really want to work with them on a daily basis?
I don’t think so.
So, who should you avoid? I think there are really two groups of people you should avoid (in your business and in life). These two types of people are lazy people and negative people. For the rest of this article, I’m going to talk more about each group of people.
# 1 Lazy People – Lazy people are everywhere. You probably know lots of folks in this category. These are folks who want everything handed to them in life. They expect the government to take care of them. They expect a big raise at work, even though they do very little. These are the folks who do the bare minimum, or less.
They aren’t achievers and if they had it their way, they would get paid to do nothing.
These are the folks who join our industry and are complaining that they aren’t rich yet, by the end of the first month. And these are the same folks who didn’t even share the products or business with anyone. They have a lottery mentality and expect everyone and anyone but themselves to do the work.
Avoid these folks like the plague. You will end up WASTING lots of your time and money trying to help someone who isn’t even willing to help themselves.
# 2 Negative People – The next group of people you want to avoid in MLM is the negative people. These are folks who see the negative in everything. They are pessimistic ALL the time. The glass is always half empty. They only focus on the bad things.
They bring you do when you are around them. When they enter the room, everyone is hoping they will leave. They always complain, bitch and moan. Even if they have 99 things going well for them, they focus on the one thing that isn’t working.
The problem with negative people is that they will eventually bring you down to their level, if you hang around them long enough. It’s true, one bad apple can ruin a barrel full of good apples. Avoid these folks at all costs and do not spend time with them.
The bottom line is that you should avoid certain groups of people in MLM. Trust me, you want to be selective about who you work with, the people you sponsor and your upline. You want people with a good attitude, an open mind and a strong work ethic. You want to work with people who lift you up and encourage you, not bring you down.
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