From the Desk of Mike Farris
Helping People Reach Their Goals
So... you want a home-based business that actually produces a livable income. You may be in a business but not getting the results you had hoped for. Let's have a heart to heart talk.
Although we only know each other through networking, I count you as a friend. We both want a better life that network marketing can provide. From day one my intention has been, “What can I do to make network marketing work for me and others who have the same goal”.
My sponsor bought into the hype. He made a little money, purchased a motor home on credit. Every Sunday afternoon, he would load up 10 of 12 of us and drive through ritzy neighborhoods looking at our “dream homes”. It never dawned on us that these home owners did not make their money in Amway.
A little about my experience with MLM. I was first introduced to Amway in the early 1970′s. My sponsor was an aircraft mechanic with Delta Airlines. Nice home, nice family. Back then at the Amway rallies the “leaders” told us to “fake it til you make it”.
Later, he quit his good paying job at Delta and went full-time with Amway. After a few months his downline begin to drop out because the “fake it til you make it” doesn’t last long. The last I heard, his motor home was repossessed, he lost his home, and filed for bankruptcy.
That’s the legacy of MLM done wrong. I was completely turned off by MLM. For the next 20 years, I worked a regular job and ignored every opportunity that came my way. In the mid 1990′s I decided to give it another shot because the Internet made it so easy to contact people, and I just knew people would join my opportunity because, after all, if I liked it they would too.
I made some money and built a large downline, most of whom quit because I didn’t know how to mentor them… because no one ever bothered to mentor me. No wonder the failure rate in network marketing is so high. We are programming ourself and our downline to fail.
Again flawed logic, it simply does not work that way. Now here we are - two people who still have a dream to earn a good living from network marketing. What we need to understand is we must train ourselves for success. It’s a lot more fun… and so much more profitable. And we must be skilled at applying this training to our situation.
If we don’t fully understand how the network marketing industry operates, how can we expect others to want to join us? I have sort of put myself in the position of a coach. All you need to do is connect with the information and use it effectively.
Networking done right is all about helping people get what THEY want whether they join your opportunity or not.
From My Heart to Yours,
Leading the Wise to Wealth