Put the Rat-Eat-Rat Mentality Behind You

Why Network Marketing?

I get asked that question all the time…but it’s rarely actually uttered from anyone’s mouth. You know what I’m talking about, right? Most friends and family don’t want to seem rude, so if they have any negative concept of this industry–and even in the case where they know little-to-nothing about network marketing–they let you know it with their tone or their quick change of subject or their body language that tells you they do NOT understand why someone would want to get involved in this industry. But that’s the key, isn’t it? They do not UNDERSTAND. Don’t blame them for questioning your choice to defy conventional 9-to-5-ery! It’s normal to go with the flow and to question anything that seems contrary to what we define as “normal”. Instead, help them understand why you like this industry so much, what it’s doing for you, and why you’re committed to it.

If you ever find it hart to put your appreciation for network marketing into words, let one of my newfound favorite thinkers, Randy Gage, do it for you. In his killer book, Making the First Circle Work, he says this:

I think one of the most attractive elements of our business versus the corporate world is the integrity we practice. In the workday world, there is a rat-eat-rat mentality and people are rewarded for undermining others to make themselves look better. The drama of things like office politics, discrimination, and accounting scandals is wearing very thin on a lot of people in that space.

They look at our works and see a system where success comes from people helping others reach success, where the sponsorship line gets paid for reaching down and mentoring their team, and there is unlimited space at the top levels of success. That’s pretty intoxicating and it’s attracting a lot of refugees from the traditional workforce.

That is some powerful stuff! Have YOU ever experienced workplace drama? Have YOU ever felt success should come from people helping others? Have YOU ever felt there should be unlimited potential at the top for success? Well, if YOU have, don’t you think others might, too? Of course! They just need to understand that the opportunity to earn for themselves exists, and that YOU can offer it to them.

So go be a good friend. Help someone better understand this amazing industry that rewards hard work and fosters a true sense of community. Go get ’em!

Making the First Circle Work, Randy Gage, Copyright MMXI by Gage Research & Development Institute, Inc. & Prime Concepts Group, Inc.

About jenni smith

Jenni Smith is a recovering fast food addict and a reformed couch potato who swore she'd never be a distributor... until the day she realized the only thing holding her back from reaching her true potential was her own stubbornness. And maybe a bit of fear. When she finally decided to put on her "big girl pants", Jenni (and her rock star husband, Paul) went from founding distributor to top earner in two years, and is now a Youngevity Vice Chairman Marketing Director. With a 15-year career in marketing and two little girls at home, Jenni raises her kids and her family's income at the same time and is passionate about coaching anyone who has: A) a desire for better health; B) a need for better wealth; C) patience for sass.
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