I’m often asked about Network Marketing and why I’ve joined organisations only to leave after a while.
I want to be raw, brutally honest in my responses. To do that, I had to be brutally honest with myself by asking myself the same question.
Trust me when I say I never joined a Network Marketing organisation with the intention of not doing anything or even ‘just giving it a go’. I didn’t even join because I could save money on product because the reality of it is, I actually spend MORE buying product from a Network Marketing company than I would if I purchased similar items that would do the same job from a supermarket or variety store.
I joined because I was shown a vision. I was told a story. I ‘Felt’ that I wanted what I was hearing about. I wanted success. I wanted the luxury of not having to worry about money, to be able to travel the world. To be able to provide security AND extra time with my family and friends. Most of all, I wanted to be a ‘story’ that got up on stage and inspired others to join me, let me show them the way to success as I had.
So the answer to the question, why did I join and then leave after a while is this:
I didn’t feel that the ‘team’ I had joined had my best interests at heart at all. That they only wanted me on their team because I have a massive contacts list. Because I exude positivity and a delightfully addictive energy when I’m excited about something. When I Believe in something and someone.
I wasn’t feeling the love. Not from my upline, sideline, downline – wherever. And most of all, I wasn’t feeling the love from family and friends who were happy to tell me to concentrate on my ‘real’ job. To forget dreams of grandeur and success because that kind of thing wasn’t meant for people like me. That it takes a lot of money to be really successful and they liked to remind me that I was actually quite poor.
Silly me. I believed all of this. I lost my sense of hope and my ‘Feeling’ of great things that were in store for me.
Once in a while, a person would come along that barely knew me and would look me in the eye and tell me ‘You are destined for greatness’.
I have no idea what these few people saw in me but thankfully, it was their words that kept feeding my sub conscious. Those words that gave me hope and helped me build a shield against those that would take delight in trying to knock down my dreams one by one.
I knew deep inside, that I had a calling. That one day it would come knocking and that I would be ready. Stronger. Wiser. Kinder and more patient.
This year, 2013, has finally revealed all that I knew could be possible. I have found the right business for me – several in fact as I believe in leverage and not putting all my eggs in one basket!
This year has also brought me into contact with some amazing people. People who believe in me. People who encourage me, edify me to others and who I respect and adore and would be on a plateau without. Through one of these amazing people who I now call a dear friend, I have been introduced into the right business. A business that has very strong morals, faultless ethics and simply the best attitude for business in the Network Marketing industry that I have ever come across.
In 6 short months I have grown and I am becoming the person I’ve always known I could be. How cool is that? And you know what? It’s because I refused to give up following a dream.
So, how do you find the ‘Right Business for You?’
You have to start. You have to dip your big toe into unknown waters and try something. Anything. How else are you going to find the right fit for you? If you’ve already tried your hand at a few different businesses and have not been able to find success or move forward, stop doing it and keep looking. You will know when you ‘find Home’. You will know by the people around you, the way you are trained and taught to show others the way. You will simply know.