This was posted on one of the forums that I moderate and I thought it was just a great article by a wonderful lady. I wanted to share it with you, along with my response. I would love it if you would add your comments.
I was watching a Hannah Montana video the other day, (hey, give me a break... I have a 3 year old that loves her) and saw a new music video she has called "The Climb". It reminded me so much of network marketing.
I believe we have way too many people joining this industry everyday that are looking for that "lottery ticket" to wealth or the easiest "auto pilot" business to success. Unfortunately, those of us that are eager for that first sponsor or another quick sale are providing success stories and all of the hype of joining their business without mentioning the climb it took to get where they are today.
I think it is very important to share with my prospects the actual journey I took to get where I am today. They need to know that they are going to fail their way too the top. They need to know that they need to increase their knowledge of the business and increase their self value. It's important for them to know that it just doesn't happen overnight....maybe not even weeks, or months.
As leaders, if you start to share your journey, or your climb with your prospects you wll start to weed out the tire kickers and uncover the diamonds that have the true entrepreneurial spirit in them. Those are the people that will build a strong business for you and themselves!
I know what you mean. My well intentioned upline taught me all the old school methods that didnt work and sucked me into all of the hype! I quickly learned that this is an incredible industy but it is about building your buisiness on the rocks rather than the sand. Or you may call it "Getting rich slow". Networking is about building good solid relationships and then building your team, one person at a time. It's about caring more about them, rather than the money that you are making from them. When you build people and build relationships, you can own your life!
So I agree 100% Kesha! Give them the truth!
What do you think?
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