They Laughed When I Joined an MLM But When I Walked Across Stage…
When you first join an MLM / Network Marketing company many, if not all, your friends and family are going to laugh. They will do this either to your face or behind your back, but laugh they will. I know, they all did it to me.
You may wonder why are they doing this. They are your friends and family right? These are the people who are meant to …well maybe not love you but at least like you right? Just kidding, there is no doubt your mum loves you.
The reason they are laughing is not because they don’t like you, in fact it’s probably the opposite, they do like you. They just don’t want you to be a success. Deep inside they want you to fail and be just like them. It’s a sad fact that if you are a success then it makes them look bad because your success would remove all their reasons for being a failure.
Maybe you haven’t seen this with your own eyes but it’s a true thing. If you have a bucket of live crabs, every now and then you will see one climb up on top of the others and reach up to the rim of the bucket. As this daring crab struggles to pull himself out of the bucket and find freedom all of a sudden he will be noticed by the
others who will literally grab him and pull him back down to their level
You need to be like a knight in shining armor. The knights wore armor to protect themselves from attack by swords and other nasty weapons. People are going to attack you, not with weapons but with words.
You need to wear armor against these attacks to protect yourself and to keep your dream alive. Stay positive and don’t let anyone steal your dream
When I joined an MLM in 2002 everyone laughed and tried to steal my dream. I worked hard on building that business from early in the morning until late at night, every day. It wasn’t easy work but it was a lot easier than digging a ditch in the hot summer sun for a living, which I’ve also done.
Every day I was getting over 100 free signups and over 10 paid signups, sometimes 30 or more in a day. My business had momentum and it came from being focused and doing what was needed to grow the business.
No one ever asked me if I liked this work, no one cared and neither did I. I didn’t like it at all but I was getting more and more excited every day as I saw more people joining my business. No one helped, no one applauded along the way. Lots of people looked down on me and even laughed.
It was a huge event where they recognized new levels people had achieved. Thousands of people were there and it was a great opportunity to finally meet many of the people in my business for the very first time. What a rush as they treated me like a celebrity, it was like they all knew me already. I really was getting quite light headed from it all.
Eventually my name was called from the stage. A big slide announced my name and my new level. I walked up onto the stage to a tumultuous applause and
cheering. I honestly felt incredibly self-conscious. But what a blast looking out at the huge crowd all clapping for me as the founder came and congratulated me for reaching the new level of Diamond in record time!
It was all worth it and no one ever laughed about it again, especially when I showed them my monthly checks!
Have the last laugh, do the work, protect your dream and we will ….
Don Reid, an experienced MLM builder and Entrepreneur, he founded Apache Leads in 2003. Born in Australia, Don currently lives in Cambodia, when he is not traveling on his many adventures around the world.
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