This post is going to be weird. I want to take some time and write about WHY I do network marketing and not something else.
From the time I first learned about this industry, back in 2002, I have been completely mesmerized by it. That was more than 13 years ago. I still wake up every day, in love with our industry. The concept of passive income and leverage without risk is very appealing.
For the first couple years in the industry, it was like a honeymoon and a nightmare, all in one. I was excited by the potential of what our industry had to offer, but I was also confused, trying to find my way. When I started, I was REALLY rough around the edges and needed a lot of personal development.
After my two and a half year run with my first company (Amway), I grew a lot as a person. I learned a lot about setting goals, personal development and the power of personal development. I left the company for personal reasons, but I am eternally grateful for the experience.
For the next decade, I was in and out of the industry. I stuck around because I never stopped believing in what the industry had to offer ordinary folks, especially compared to traditional business. I knew that the industry worked, even if most people failed at it.
During those ten plus years (following Amway), I never committed to any company like I did Amway. I was in and out of many different companies, more than ten. None of these companies were bad. I simply couldn’t find a company that was the right fit for me. More importantly, I never truly buckled down and did the work.
I’m not proud to admit this, but it is the truth.
After twelve years in the industry, I finally got serious when I joined my current company in April 2014. I was fortunate to have more than a decade of personal growth. I feel like everything I did up until this point helped prepare me to be successful.
Now that you know a little bit about my background, let me tell you WHY I still do network marketing.
I do network marketing because it is the one thing left on my bucket list, career wise, that I have not accomplished. That is the ONLY reason I do it.
I have been very successful in many other endeavors, but I feel that I owe it to myself to succeed in a big way in this industry. I have the need to prove to myself that I can do it.
I don’t do it for the money, the fame, the prestige, or even the residual income.
I do it because I have seen SO MANY people have walk across stage at their company’s events as success stories. I have looked at all of these people and not once have I ever thought that they are better than me or superior to me (nor, do I feel I am better than them). These people are all ordinary people who have a vision, brass balls, and commitment.
I have been jealous (at times) of their success, but never once have I thought that I couldn’t do what they do.
That is why I am in the trenches every day.
Whether I ever become a MLM Millionaire or not is irrelevant.
My only purpose now is to build a team of at least 10,000 people. Once I have done that, I can cross MLM off my bucket list.
It doesn’t mean I will leave the industry and do something else, but if I did, I would have absolutely no regrets.
The only thing I would ever regret is leaving our great industry before I ever get to that point.
There you have it folks. That’s why I am in the trenches. That’s why I am motivated and serious about building a huge downline. That’s why I do network marketing.
Why do you do network marketing? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.