Discover the Truth About Network Marketing

Are You Serious or Curious?

Are you familiar with the adage: “If you treat your business like a hobby, you get paid like a hobby. If you treat your business like a business, you get paid like a business.”However, often cliché statements can fall upon deaf ears when repeated over and over again.I have tried to find ways to relate this to other areas of life that we associate better with, since most people are not naturally raised and inclined with a business owner’s mindset. Did you ever notice that when we are young and growing up we often accept the information we are given as the way it is. Its primarily the influence of our parents but when we examine this closely they taught us the way they were taught.

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Travelling Down the Formal Education Road

Most people are quite familiar with the idea of attending post secondary education as a way to learn and develop new skills for a chosen profession. If you want to become a teacher, you have a journey of at least four years ahead of you, investing a substantial amount of time and money toward your chosen craft. 18 years old fresh out of high school you are willing to invest $30,000+ a year toward a four-year degree, knowing you will be attending classes, completing homework, studying in the library, and truly immersing yourself toward your chosen profession.

You are willing to do this for four years, potentially taking on a decent debt load (since, by giving up a lot of your time, you are likely unable to work full time), and graduating to hopefully work in your field. Those who successfully achieve their goals are the ones who have invested the most time and effort toward their trade. Hobbyists in this realm often do not succeed, and either drop out or produce failing grades. Those who are committed are the ones who succeed.

Are You a Hobbyist or A Pro

Earlier this year we witnessed one of the largest sporting events in the world, the Super Bowl. Every athlete who participated in the big game and took the field on game day, I promise you, invested a lot of time, money and hard work into becoming skilled and successful at their chosen position. Countless hours practicing, reviewing game tapes, and participating in off season training are all areas these athletes are committed to excelling in, moving them toward mastery in order to win the championship for their team and a Super Bowl ring for themselves. When you see these athletes take the field, you see the result of thousands of hours of preparation. Many people enjoy football as a hobby, but these athletes are people who began to treat their hobby like a profession, and thus, became professionals.

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Is Network Marketing a Real Profession?

As Network Marketers, we are all business owners in essence, but many people who join our teams unfortunately have little to no business skill or training. You have amateurs or hobbyists joining a skilled profession, and in order for you to succeed as a Network Marketer, just like in any other business or skilled trade, you must develop the proper skills to succeed if you want to join the upper echelon of distributors and make a business-like income. You have to be willing to reinvent yourself and step up your game if you want to succeed. I have found that most people lack the vision of knowing what they want and to become committed to the process of achieving their goals.

Can you imagine wanting to participate in the big game and you hop onto the field on Super Bowl Sunday, you would have been met with a big surprise taking that first hit. While you were getting hauled off the field on a stretcher, you would have realized this was not a place for hobbyists, that there should have been more skill development, preparation and education before ever having the chance of becoming a pro.

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Stop Playing Small and Get Serious

Pros are developed and trained, they do not appear overnight in sports; degrees aren’t earned in a weekend, and you won’t become a Network Marketing professional overnight. However, committing yourself to a Four Year Career in our business, where you will have the ability to learn while you earn, develop your skills, and work with seasoned mentors to achieve your goals is a big reality. The philosophy behind network marketing is designed for people to work together to achieve success. You get to be in business for yourself but not by yourself.

If you have a desire to get off the Network Marketing bench and into the game, you will need to make a decision and commitment to treat your business like a business, and no longer like a hobby. There are more resources than ever dedicated to empowering you to become a pro in our business. One of the greatest things you will discover on your journey to success in network marketing is not about the money but who you become.

Food For Thought Because it is Your Future We Are Talking About

What would all of our businesses look like if we invested the same amount of time and money as post secondary students into the “text books” of our profession, with a commitment to not just read them, but to teach them to our teams … to implement the information into our daily activities and become a pro? 

This process will not happen overnight, but it can happen quicker than in most skilled trades in life, with greater benefits than likely any other business model on the earth today. You have to have realistic goals and understand network marketing is not a get rich quick scheme. Invest into yourself and your business and you will reap the rewards.

In closing, treat your business like a business and a professional with a long term plan and commitment in place, and actually implement everything you learn into an income-producing activity, and you will see success in our business.If you want to take a look at a franchise style business in a box then click the image below.

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About David Thompson

I help anyone in any business at any level of experience create profits through internet marketing using the right tools resources and mindset. my website, my business, and follow me, +David Thompson on Google+.

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