What you become is far more important than what you get. The important question to ask on the job is not, “What am I getting?” Instead, you should ask, “What am I becoming?” Getting and becoming are like Siamese twins: What you become directly influences what you get. Think of it this way: Most of what you have today you have attracted by becoming the person you are today.
~ Jim Rohn
So, you love network marketing.
Or, at least, you want to love it. You’ve seen a glimpse of hope for your future in the network marketing profession, and you’re deciding once and for all if it’s for you. But how do you sift through all the opinions out there?
Network marketing is a noble profession: Robert Kiyosaki, the real estate tycoon and author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad has aptly described it as a “strikingly fair, democratic, socially responsible system of generating wealth.”
Me? I believe network marketing is one of the truly great equalizers in this world for people who want to overcome their circumstances and create success.
It has huge advantages over traditional employment and traditional business ownership. Yet network marketing remains widely misunderstood. Like everything else good in this world, it’s often doubted by those who won’t take the time to fully understand it.
It’s easy to get lost in the hype!
People promise large incomes, bonuses, ranks, cars, and travel. I don’t know about you, but when I was first looking, that stuff didn’t immediately feel relevant or even possible. And that was okay. I gained a lot of knowledge by looking beyond all that stuff, to get at the heart of this profession.
Come for a quick mental walk with me. I’ll share what I learned with you.
Imagine for a moment that you could strip away everything material about network marketing.
Stop thinking about the big incomes. Take away the company ranking systems and shiny product packaging. Ignore the car program or travel incentive. Forget the number of people in your downline. Erase all those little circles your friend drew on a napkin for you at Starbucks.
Just you. On your own journey. Trying your best to do something right.
Talk to any network marketing professional, and at some point they will tell you that even if they never made a dime, they would still pursue this profession because they have become a better person along the journey. This has mattered in their life.
I believe them, because it matters in my life, too.