A network marketing career as a college alternative

A network marketing career as a college alternative
College and University are not the only options for our high school graduates, though we have been taught that they are, if we want a higher income. After all, we all want and even need a higher monthly income in order to survive, and hopefully thrive in this world. We have to realize that money is definitely important in this world because it is the currency we use to pay for a place to live, the food that nourishes us, the car we want to drive, and even those fun things like vacations and amusement parks.
 
Not everyone enjoys going to school, which is why many don’t even want to finish high school! Many feel that they have no options and have been labeled “losers” and so they choose to hang out with people that will see them as the leaders that they are, or even just make them feel like they belong somewhere, and they are not simply “society outcasts”. 
 
Others, with the encouragement of loving parents or friends close to them, do get their high school diploma or G.E.D, but then don’t know where to go or what to do. They start getting frustrated and stressed out. People around them are going to college and universities, and they feel like they are just “not good enough”, “not smart enough”, and start getting a low self-esteem complex. Others start researching colleges with the encouragement of well-meaning parents, but they end of frustrated because they did not like traditional schooling in the first place and just barely made it through high school, though they did enjoy meeting and hanging out with the people in the school system. 
 
When they are told of the network marketing career alternative, people around them are quick to point out that it’s a career for losers; for those who just want to make it big without much effort. The truth is that is not the reality at all! 
 
A network marketing career will DEVELOP OUR CHARACTER. We learn to let rejection slide off our shoulder. We learn to have a growth mindset, instead of a fixed mindset. We learn to keep going in the midst of the most challenging circumstances. 
 
A network marketing DEVELOPS EXEMPLARY LEADERS. It can be compared to the Boy Scout leadership program, only it’s for those 18 and older (some companies allow 16 year olds to start their career) and we can earn as we develop our character and train to be exemplary leaders. Instead of getting majorly in debt getting student loans, or filling out long applications to get grants so that they can study in their chosen college, trade school or university, we have the chance to earn money as we learn and lead others that start this journey under our mentorship. 
 
A network marketing career helps us to see that we are investing our time and a small amount of money into the company every month so that we can have a passive income check coming in regardless of what we choose to do during the day - whatever our passion may be! This can only be accomplished if stay on course, though, and don’t give up on the career. Just as we can’t “make the big bucks” if we quit medical or law school early, we cannot create a good passive income unless we make “graduate” to the top leadership rank of the company with which we choose to partner. 
 
In conclusion, I hope you can see now that a network marketing career is a great college alternative especially for those who do not want to pursue further traditional schooling for one reason or another. It will help develop their character and will train them to become exemplary leaders, without putting them heavily into debt. 

We are here to make a difference

We are here to make a difference
Since I started taking an interest in a home-based business, only one business really hit home for me - Young Living. The funny thing is that when I signed up with the company, I was burned out on home businesses since I had been involved in several of them, and I never wanted to build a business with Young Living. However, as time went by, their products stood the test of time and I knew I could make a huge difference in the lives of people and families in a great way, and so my journey started.
 
The Lord has taught me to simply trust and follow His guidance, being faithful in the "little things", enjoying the journey along the way. In his timing, He moves me to a higher rank where I can be an even greater blessing to others. As He sees I have learned certain lessons and have been faithful in the small things, he promotes me in HIS TIME. I never need to worry or stress out in any way. I know that when I get to Royal Crown Diamond, it will only be because He has promoted me there; all I have done is to be faithful in what He has asked me to do and persevere, in His strength, when I feel like I want to quit for one reason or another.
 
So, what has He asked me to do and teach others to do, you may ask? 
1. Stay on the Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) with at least 100 PV (PV stands for “point value”, since Young Living is an international company),  which benefits my entire family. We get to order products every month on this program while getting 10-25% back on each monthly order so that we can get free products on a regular basis. 🙂The points certainly add up quickly! It's easy to reach, and even exceed, that PV since we simply have swapped what we used to use from other companies- shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, dental care products, detergent, household cleaner, etc - to this brand of products since their quality is exceptional and thereby enhances our health.
 
 2. Live a healthy lifestyle that includes using products that only have the highest quality essential oils in them - Young Living's - because of their Seed to Seal gurantee.
 
3. Help set up the account of the person who is interested in becoming a retail or wholesale member. If they are not interested, I have learned to move on and not worry about it. I just help those that are interested. If anyone has any questions, I provide an answer, with the wisdom the Lord gives me, or I simply give them a link to an article or the name of a book where they can find the answer themselves. 
 
4. Tithe. Simply put, the first 10% of all of our income right now goes to wherever God wants us to give it. 
 
This is a plan that could work for EVERYONE since we all lead busy lives nowadays. By following this plan,all we need to do is stay on the LRP, helping those who have an interest in joining the company, and above all, tithe the first 10% of all our income. At the perfect time, He promotes us to higher places where we can be of even greater service. 
 
On a personal note - to God be the glory for all He has done in my life and through me, and will continue to do. I am grateful that I can make a big difference in this world during my lifetime as a  mom and housewife that is ready to simply trust and obey the Lord every step of the way, enjoying life abundantly every single day. 

The Logic of the Network Marketing Model of Business

The Logic of the Network Marketing Model of Business
 The  network marketing model is usually seen as something mystical; a model in which few can achieve any success whatsoever because it's just so random. In this blog post I will show you, through simple math patterns, that it actually only works the way it does because it follows a very simple and logical pattern that leads to exponential growth of a team. 

In basic terms - which we all need, right? - it’s about multiplying instead of adding. 

We can add 16 people to our team by reaching out to 16 people and they keep the message to themselves, or… we could ask 2 people, who fall in love with the products like we have, to tell 2 people to ask 2 more people to keep the momentum going and tell 2 other people, who do the same thing. 

Let’s follow the math pattern process. We tell 2 people who each tell 2 people to keep the momentum going. We end up with 4 more on our team —> 2x2=4. Each of those 4 people tell 2 people —> 4x2=8. Now we we have 8 more people on our team. Let’s say each of these 8 people keep the momentum going and each tell 2 people —> 8x2=16; now we have 16 more people on our team! and all we did was reach out to 2 people who kept the momentum going.

Now let’s say that instead of 2 people, we double our efforts and we reach out to 4 people who keep the momentum going and each tell 4 people. 

Let’s follow the math here. We reach out to 4 people who each reach out to 4 —> 4x4=16. We already have 16 on our team! Let’s say each of these 16 people keep the momentum going and  each focus on reaching out to 4 people —> 16x4=64! We have added 64 people to our team and all we did was reach out to 4 people who were willing to keep the momentum going. Pretty cool, huh? And very logical; not at all mystical as we thought.
Want to keep going a bit more with what happens if each of these 64 each reach 4? —>64x4=256. Let’s assume these 256 now see how awesome this pattern is and each reach out to 4 people each —>256 x 4 = 1,024! 

So, following this exponential growth pattern, in network marketing if we share with just 4 people how the products we use have made a difference in our lives, and they decide they want us to help them sign up with a membership with the company and they find out that the products are making a big difference in their life as well, and we ask them to keep the momentum going by sharing with just 4 people how the products have helped them… and they ask those 4 people to do keep up that momentum, before we know it, we will have reached 1,024 people with the message, and all we needed to do was ask 4 people to keep the momentum going, and they do it.

You see, exponential growth in this model of business is possible only when we all follow that pattern, meaning EACH OF US commits to keeping the momentum going by reaching 4 people that want to do the very same thing. It may not be the first 4 people you share with, but if you really love the products and you want to affect the lives of others in a massive way, keep looking for those 4 people that will help you keep the momentum going. 

Hey… Before we end, do you want to see what would happen if we reach out to 10 people following this exponential growth pattern? Check it out if you do….. We reach 10 who keep the momentum going and each reach 10 —> 10 x 10 = 100! If Each of those 100 reach out to 10 each —> 100 x 10 = 1,000! Should I keep going? I’m on a roll! LOL Each of these 1,000 reaches out to 10 —> 1,000 x 10 = 10,000! Each of those 10,000 reaches out to 10 because they see the logic of this pattern —>10,000 x 10 = 100,000!! 

Can you imagine being able to affect the lives of 100,000 people when all you need to do was teach 10 people to keep the momentum going, and they did? 

Pretty cool pattern!

The Main Purpose for a Christian to Build a Network Marketing Business

The Main Purpose for a Christian to Build a Network Marketing Business
God wants to free our schedules so we have time to listen to Him. One of the things He desires to tell us is where He wants us to serve Him each day. He does not want us to be so preoccupied with making money that we don’t have time to sit and listen to where HE wants to use us and it what specific way on any particular day.

For most of us, our lives are currently so stressed out that we have no time to care for our physical health, which in turn creates chaos in our mental, emotional and spiritual life. God knows we need money in this world in order to not just survive from day to day, but also to thrive. We can’t get anything or go anywhere unless we have money, but working a full-time job in order to make that money has been creating lifestyles that are way too hectic. 

The majority of us feel that spending time with God is a waste of time because it’s not creating an income to care for ourselves and our family, but taking Him out of our life has created emotional and mental chaos. Coming to God with the intent of listening to Him and asking Him where He wants us to serve Him each day is the most important activity we can do. 

We must learn to quiet our hearts and minds and listen intently to His voice. At first it may feel awkward and others may make us feel like it’s a waste of time, but once we surrender ourselves completely to Him and build an intimate relationship with Him, that time with Him will be the time we most look forward to each day. We will crave time alone where we can simply sit in silence, listening to His still voice; we will no longer feel bored when we have to wait in line, or in a dentist office, or in a court room when we are called in for jury duty at a specific time for several days or weeks, etc. 

So how can we bring in a great income without working a full-time job or as  business owners with the intent of making it thrive? The answer lies in the network marketing profession. 

Before you dismiss me, listen up for a moment. I am not asking you to become sales people for a specific company nor to be talking incessantly about a specific product line. I’m also not going to ask you to recruit leaders so that you can be compensated monetarily by the company you choose to represent. That should never be our main objective. 

The main goal of the network marketing profession, aka MLM, is to create a LIFESTYLE in which we do not have to worry about money ever again. We will be able to live wherever we want to live without worrying that won’t have the money to do so. We will be able to travel if we desire. We will be able to have time to take care of ourselves physically - we will have time to dedicate to exercise, to fix and eat nutritious meals, and to get enough rest during the day and sleep at night - so that we will not be physically, mentally and emotionally drained all the time. And, of course, we will have time to sit and listen to God in whatever setting we prefer (at home, on a walk, at the beach, out fishing, camping, etc) and pursue an intimate relationship with Him; we will have time to sit quietly and listen to His instructions so we can joyfully serve Him in a specific way on any specific day without any time constraint or conflict. 

As we each share our experiences with the products we use from the specific network marketing company with which we choose to partner, we help others create their own memberships. If they choose to do the same thing, then we are effectively building a business that requires very little time from us and the company will compensate us all monetarily. 

However, I must admonish you to NOT pursue this as your full-time career right away. It’s important that you learn to merely invest 10% of your current household income - from the way you currently make money right now (and even if that is currently unemployment money you get from the government) - and, as your income surpasses what you need each month to live, then you can choose whether or not to let go of your current job.

The time it will take for you to create an income that surpasses what you are currently making will vary tremendously, but as long as you don’t quit, you will be create an income that surpasses your expectations. 

Your main goal must always be to create a lifestyle that is peaceful and that frees up your time so that you can pursue what God desires you to do every day, which will vary since there is so much He wants to do in this world. That is why He endowed each of us with certain gifts, talents, and personalities.

He wants you to be healthy in every area of your life, so He wants you to create a lifestyle where you have the time to take good care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally; through this ideal lifestyle you will be able to do so, so pursue it because it is most definitely attainable. Therefore, pick to partner with a network marketing company that offers products that are of very high quality and will enhance that healthy lifestyle

As you share your experience about the products from the company with which you chose to partner, do so with the intent of helping them know that these products exist and that they can get them as well; let them know the company will ship the products directly to their house, which is definitely a time saver - it’s time we can use doing other more important things. Once they receive the products and realize that the products truly do help enhance their life, ask them to please share their experiences as well so that people that they know can know that these products exist and they can purchase them in the same way as they are doing. As each of you starts doing this consistently, each of your individual businesses es grows, and therefore your income grows. One day you will receive a check that will help you be extremely grateful that you did this because now you will not have to ever worry about money again, and you have been able to create a very peaceful lifestyle where you could pursue your passions and desires God placed on your heart, while at the same time taking good care of yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, by creating and maintaining healthy lifestyle habits.

5 Traits of an Exemplary Network Marketing Leader

A true leader has certain traits that attract us to him or her, regardless of what rank they have achieved. This blog covers five very important ones:

1. Be enthusiastic, not simply excited

Excitement about a company and/or product will eventually wear off as time goes by and challenges rear their head. However, enthusiasm keeps us going regardless of how long we are on our journey to the top, and in spite of rejection and other hardships. Aim to cultivate enthusiasm early on in your network marketing career by constantly staying in learning mode and experiencing more and more products, not just your “basic few” to keep you afloat. If you become disappointed in the products, then switch companies until you find the “perfect ones” for your lifestyle, but never give up on this profession.

2. Be passionate and driven

When we are passionate about a product or company we can’t help but share because we know that the opportunity they offer us is out of this world. We know that there is something about the products that make them stand out above all others, and we are constantly understanding more and more why you have this feeling deep inside that you should continue to use them and tells others about them. Our passion and enthusiasm drive us to the top, but we enjoy the journey one day at a time.

3. Always be willing to learn, regardless of what rank you’ve achieved

The majority believe that we can’t learn anything from someone that ranks below us, and also that if we have achieved the highest rank we don’t need to learn anything new. We made it there, so we can stop learning now. However, a true leader is humble and realizes that they can always learn something from every single person, so they continue to attend seminars and listen intently to the speakers, as well as to people in the company that are striving to be excellent leaders. They know that all of us can always improve in some way every single day. We will never achieve the tip top of our wisdom and knowledge. 

4. Be an encourager
Every one of us needs encouragement from time to time. We will feel that the journey is just too hard at times, but when we read or hear an encouraging post or speech, we will realize that we simply have lost our focus along the way. We need someone there that will motivate, inspire and encourage us to refocus and stay on track. This leads us to our final trait.

5. Learn to persevere

Only about 3% of us will stay the course. Perseverance is hard if we feel that we are doing all the right things, but are not moving forward very fast. We get discouraged and start listening to those voices of others, or that are in our own head, that we will never make it; that we have given it all we got and that success in this area is just not meant for us. Don’t listen to those lies! Keep going. Learn to persevere and you will eventually reach the top. If God put that dream in our heart, He will make sure that it becomes a reality, but He never tells us exactly when this will happen. Trust His timing and continue to be enthusiastic, passionate and driven, always willing to learn and relearn things, and encouraging others you meet along your journey. Learn to persevere with an attitude of thankfulness for having been given this wonderful opportunity that makes no distinction between race, gender, educational level and social class. 

 
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