The Downside of Network Marketing

You’ve never heard me ever say there is a downside to our business model or profession of network marketing.  But there is one.  Open your mind to hearing what I say here.

We all long to be in a job, career or business that makes us feel good about ourselves.  If we are succeeding, and contributing to others, and growing as a person… we feel great.

But what happens in network marketing is it reveals how much personal growth we need, how hard it is to learn the completely unique skills needed to be an entrepreneur and to build a team of volunteer entrepreneurs, and how people judge us.  The faint of heart have a difficult time dealing with this reality.  They don’t want to see how much they need to grow.  They’d rather stay in a place where they feel comfortable and they are accepted by others on the path of complacency.

Where the greatest risk lies, so do the greatest rewards.

Only for those people willing to take the risk of unbecoming and becoming, shedding the cloak of mediocrity and acceptance of being average, our new better self gets to emerge.

THE DOWNSIDE:  There will be winners and losers.  That’s how life works.  Victory will come only to those who make the decision to win at this, and commit to the growth-work on themselves and to the activity required to get results in their business.  Everyone else will purge themselves out.  Although they will often blame everyone and everything else for their failure and why they quit, deep down they know this failure belongs to them.  They validate their subconscious beliefs that they are never going to do great things in business.  We all have doubts, but winners push hard to prove the doubts wrong, while losers use these doubts as their ability for losing. Network marketing is a huge MIRROR, showing us what we are made of.  For many, this stinks. For the minority, it’s a blessing as they see a reflection of dedication, work ethic, commitment to growth, ambition, loyalty and integrity.

Why do I write such a message?  It’s because we all have a choice to make.  We can choose to be lazy and then blame everyone else for failing and quitting, or we can choose to lean into the growth-work and win.  Nobody can do this for us, the choice must be made by us alone.  And every day this choice is made, not just one time.  I woke up and chose to work on myself and my business EVERY SINGLE DAY.  For that I am so deeply proud of myself.  It made me a better, stronger person.  I know unequivocally that if I can do it so can you.  My message today is meant to raise your awareness about this so it becomes top of mind, and hopefully remains every day going forward.

I created a video on my YouTube channel called “Shock Them by Building an Empire”.  I strongly recommend you watch it one time, then LISTEN to it without the visuals of the video every day for 90 days each morning.  I want your own mind’s eye to create its own visuals how YOU see the message’s meaning.  Put this in your calendar, book it so that you don’t forget to do it or put it off only to never happen. Here is the direct link to the video –

I want to encourage you to make a decision today to surround yourself with the highest caliber mentors you can find, emerge into those relationships and leverage their guidance to help you grow 10x faster than you ever could on your own.  If you find mentors who have achieved what you desire, and are willing to help you get there, take serious advantage of that and take action.  Your greatest life is waiting for you.  Your best self is right on the other side of the mountain that stands in front of you.  The way over or around it exists, others have done it.

Network Marketing can reveal the chinks in our armor, but it can also make us become Superman.  Everything has a downside meaning we can lose if we don’t choose to win, but we aren’t going to focus on that.  We are going to focus on your super power to choose wisely every day. You are worth the effort, and I know you will be a great leader one day.

About the Author Brian Carruthers

Brian Carruthers has helped thousands of business associates to become successful business owners and get out of the corporate world rat-race, and begin to spend real time with their families and doing the things that are really important to them. Brian is one of the top trainers in the network marketing industry and actually does what he teaches.

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