To achieve financial independence in network marketing, you need to have a map and the courage to get started and keep moving forward.
Recently, I drove from Singapore to Penang, Malaysia some 700 kilometers (437 miles) away to meet a few prospects. On that morning, I took out my Malaysia map and opened it. One look at it immediately gave me a horrifying feeling in the pit of my stomach – I had to drive 10 to 12 hours all alone!
Frankly, I felt like going on a coach or even hop on a plane instead and forget about driving at the point
However, I was glad I completed a few half and full marathons in the earlier years of my life. All I did was draw from that past successful experience – to put one foot in front of the other and keep on going! So, by remembering those empowering memories, I took the first step: loaded my luggage into the trunk of the car and started driving off …
In less than 10 hours, I arrived comfortably in Penang and then relaxing in the comfort of the hotel room. And I realized that in network marketing, it’s exactly the same!
Did you know that you already have a map?
Let me describe the network marketing ‘map’ to you:
1) The network marketing INDUSTRY is already more than 50 years old and many millionaires and
even billionaires have been created! That shows that network marketing is real and it’s possible to
achieve the lifestyle we want through this industry.
2) The COMPENSATION PLAN is usually an extremely powerful pay plan due to its multi-level nature. I absolutely love the potential that every of my downline sponsor another few downlines, creating an exponential growth effect for me.
If you have caught the vision of network marketing – it’s more than just owning one MacDonald franchise – you’re like the MacDonald’s franchise owner who started many years ago and now owning tens of thousands of franchises around the world and collecting a franchise fee every month … and you
have exactly the same kind of leverage in network marketing!!
3) The PRODUCTS are awesome, especially in the case of Success University! This morning, I was just
going through a CD that the company sent to me. It’s so convenient. I don’t have go out and look for
personal development resources unless I want to.
Personal development is at hand to help us grow into a person we had to become in order to succeed
now that we have a regular dose of both offline newsletter, CDs & DVDs and online audio and video
4) The SYSTEM is in place for us – we can share this business opportunity both online (through Internet
marketing skills) as well as offline (by sharing with our family and friends) – to share something good
and succeed by helping others succeed. It will typically take 2 to 5 years to build a large enough passive income to allow us to achieve financial
By following the above ‘map’, it’s not a question of whether or not you’ll get there. It’s just like me
looking at the Malaysia map. Never at one moment did I doubt if I could get to Penang. That’s for sure
because I’m holding a map that is well-charted!
I can’t go wrong by following this map. However, I know that I can only get there in that 10 to 12 hours,
not 1 to 2 hours. With that right expectation, all I had to do is to keep driving, take short breaks in between and continue to drive on towards my destination after I have rested…
Now that you are fully aware that you have a network marketing ‘map’, all you need to do is to follow this map. But you also now know that we need 2 to 5 years and can’t get there in 2 to 5 months!
All you need to do is to keep moving forward everyday and engage yourself in activities that matter such as talking to prospects, answering their questions, motivating your downline, building resources to help them. And soon, you’ll reach your destination.