Other than residual income, making money, taking control of your life, and helping others succeed, my favorite thing about network marketing is the personal growth someone experiences as they advance through the different achievement levels with their company.
It’s amazing to watch someone who first joins our industry. Typically, they lack confidence, public speaking skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a variety of other important skills it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Many reps have poor self-esteem, a bad self-image and don’t believe in themselves. It’s sad, but very common.
However, as they incubate and stick around our industry for any period of time, they change. They develop people skills, public speaking skills, leadership skills, confidence and an entrepreneurial mindset.
Without a doubt, the network marketing experience provides a “personal growth course” unlike no other. Name even one other career that spends so much time helping people develop their potential, improve their attitude and develop their people skills? I can’t think of any.
Prior to getting involved in network marketing, I was never taught the importance of personal growth and personal development. And I was never taught how to set goals. I thought my education ended with my college degree. Little did I know that the education I would receive via network marketing would be much more powerful and beneficial than my formal education.
As I see it, the personal growth in the MLM Industry is nothing short of amazing!
Since I’ve been in this industry nearly 12 years now, I have completely changed as a person. I now have a vision for my life, monthly and yearly goals, and a clear action plan on what I must do to reach my goals. I am living a life with purpose, and a life that gives me fulfillment and happiness. I’m also dedicated to life-long learning, overcoming obstacles, and developing new skills. Had I chosen not to get involved in network marketing, I’m not sure where I would be right now.
If you look at most people, especially those not involved in our industry, you will find lots of people “floating through life” without any written goals and without a personal development plan. As a result, they aren’t completely satisfied with their life, nor can they hope for a better future. They are just getting by and struggling to find happiness.
Many people who join network marketing (not everyone) get plugged into personal development, continuous improvement, goal setting and all of the other great things that happen in this industry. Including myself, I’ve watched hundreds of people grow and change, come out of their shell, and develop into remarkable people, because of network marketing.
And to me, that is something worth a LOT of money!
In summary, the personal growth in the MLM Industry is nothing short of amazing. I look forward to the many years ahead of me in this industry, what I will learn, and who I will become along the way. If you get involved in network marketing, keep moving forward, and never quit, you too will become a better, more dynamic person. You will become the person you were born to be!
What are your thoughts? What do you think about the personal growth in network marketing? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts.
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