If you’ve been following this series, I’ve been sharing about my journey through Network Marketing, and how I found the company that was the best fit for me … and how you can do the same.
This is the final post.
When we left off, at the end of last week, I shared how I’d just quit Team Beachbody, due to not being able to promote products I couldn’t (or wouldn’t) use, myself. I only quit, however, after finding another company that has all of the same things I loved about Beachbody, yet has products that I can actually use.
So, what drew me to my current company? I’ll sum it up for you:
- Optimistic, positive company culture
- A wide variety of consumable products on offer
- The “attraction marketing” method, that I’ve grown to love, is taught all the way from corporate-on-down
- Their weight loss system includes a focus on the Mediterranean-style diet, plus drinking enough water, and walking — all things which I’d planned on doing, anyway
- I still have the opportunity to become a leader, and to build a large team
- On the all-expenses-paid vacations that you can earn, this company actually includes a day of “mission work” — being of service to the poor in the local community where the vacation takes place! (I know, right? Awesome!)
- We’re still encouraged to do regular personal development (I’d do it, anyway — let’s be honest 😛 )
- There’s the opportunity to earn residual income & bonuses, just from selling the products! (which is awesome for those who — unlike me — have zero interest in building a team of their own).
- This company’s compensation plan actually rivals Beachbody’s… it’s a bit confusing, at first, but once you grasp how much possibility lies within it, you’re crazy not to try this company out — just sayin’. 😉 It’s incredible how many ways they give you to earn, too. There are even certain bonuses that pay out daily, and the company gives you a debit card to go along with that!
So, yeah. There are many reasons why I moved over to this new company, and why my intent is to stay here for as long as I possibly can.
There is so much potential in Network Marketing, that I truly believe that everyone who has even the slightest interest in working for themselves, some day, should look into this model. Use it to “get your feet wet” — because, unlike with traditional self-employment, network marketing gives you that built-in guidance and support… you aren’t left trying to figure things out all on your own.
That, and the products and ideas are already there for you. Plus, all of the hard parts are done for you (shipping, customer service, inventory, etc). The sales & marketing parts are what you’ll get to learn from those who’ve already been doing this.
It’s just an all-around great deal, if you ask me.
Now, add to all of the above the fact that there is far less risk involved, and a really tiny investment compared to traditional start-up costs ($39-$499, versus $1000+), and you really can’t go wrong.
Even if the company you end up choosing ends up being not the right fit for you, there are still hundreds of other options to choose from (seriously).
So, that’s why I love this industry, and why I want to highly encourage you to consider trying it out. See if this isn’t the best thing you’ve ever done. I dare you. 😉
Have you ever gotten into something, realized it wasn’t the greatest fit for you, and then… accepted your fate and stayed put? Maybe you thought it was the “responsible” thing to do, or that, since you’d already invested this much time in it, you may as well keep going. But, what if I told you that it was okay to quit — to let it go?
So often, we blindly follow rules and perform actions without questioning why. We accept that things just are the way they are, because that’s how it’s “always been”, or we do things a certain way because it’s what is “expected”. The problem is, we then end up just going through the motions in life, and things continue to feel boring, or routine, or mundane. We continue to do and think things, but then wonder why we feel so unfulfilled.
Here’s a question for you: Who decided that you must keep doing things that way? What would happen if you changed things up? And, who said you can’t do this or that? What if you all-of-a-sudden just…did? (obviously, I’m not meaning anything illegal, or morally corrupt, okay?)
Seriously, though… I think far too many of us are left with unsatisfying and unfulfilling lives because we forget the following 4 things:
It’s okay — and even GOOD! — to question things; to ask “why”. Until I was in my late teens, I never really questioned my faith or the things I’d been taught in church, or even the way we did things in that church. Yet when I learned to question, I saw the flaws, and I realized I’d fallen into legalism. My faith has actually grown by leaps & bounds, ever since I learned to question why I do & think the things I do.
Despite what they say about our poor feline friend, curiosity won’t (normally) kill you. Instead, it makes life brighter, and it adds an element of fun! We are born curious… it’s how we learn! Which leads me to…
You know that thing you’ve been wanting to do, but you’ve put off doing out of hesitation? What would happen if you took a leap of faith, and just gave it a try? Sure, you might fail at it. Would that really be as bad as you think? Isn’t regretting chances not taken ultimately worse? Don’t let your fear hold you back, and leave you with end-of-life regrets. Take chances! Have an open-minded attitude. Decide you will try the thing, and if it doesn’t work out (or you end up really disliking it), you can just let it go and try something else! You have the freedom to choose. Use it! (and hey… maybe it will work out — maybe you’ll succeed — and you’ll have a blast! Only one way to find out!)
All too many of us (myself, included!) tend to forget that it takes practice to become good at just about everything. All of us start at Level Zero when we’re first trying something new. Every single one of us starts as a beginner — a “newbie”. And that’s an okay place to be. Why? Because you can only go UP from there! By practicing, you may never reach “perfection”, but you –guaranteed!– will see progress. Yes, it may take a while. The more you do a thing, however, the better you’ll get at it. Keep practicing, and you’ll keep “leveling up“! It’s the only way to succeed.
So, the next time you’re feeling stuck or bored, ask yourself if you need to throw out the old ways, and try something new. Be curious about how you can change things up. And, when you find something that does bring a spark back to things, accept your “beginner” status, and commit to practicing until you’ve gotten to your preferred level of excellence. And, don’t forget: nothing is ever permanent (except death). You ALWAYS have the freedom to make a different choice.