The Difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. And what you have to do to get where you want to be. It all starts with a decision. As Steven Spielberg once said, "I don't dream at night. I dream all day; I dream for a living."
What are the benefits to network marketing? Have you ever wanted more out of life? Feel trapped and stuck in a rut? Hopeful or hopeless? There are periods in our lives where we, if we are truthful with ourselves, have to say “yes” to all of the questions above. I heard someone say recently that our hopes and dreams for our future stop around the of age 25. Why? Our jobs don’t pay as much money as we hoped, student loan debt weighs heavily, or maybe we can’t find the job that we wanted and prepared for. As we mature, several other factors impede our hopes and dreams. Health, divorce, downsizing and/or not enough money for retirement. We lose focus, we lose hope.
Network marketing offers intriguing possibilities to reverse all of that. We can accept that reality, or, we can reject it and move to regain the hopes and dreams that we once had. There are several reasons why I became interested in network marketing. But there are three surprising reasons that I choose to stay.
Three surprising reasons that I discovered
The first reason is the importance of Personal Development. I had to reject the notion that “this is all there is in life.” I’ve experienced success, I’ve endured failure. I got to a point in my life where failure seemed more likely than success. That idea all changed when I became exposed to Personal Development. To paraphrase John Maxwell, we can “accept the way things are, or accept the responsibility to change.” He also believes that we must “make a commitment to intentionally grow.” I choose to change. What about you?
The second reason is the idea of “Branding.” Who am I, what do I want, and who do I want to become. I have had to ask myself questions like who is my target audience, why would they listen to me, what is my story and how do I communicate it across various social platforms. How do I talk to people and build new relationships? I love the process and continue to peel back onion layers to get to the core of what I really want. But, I am accomplishing that and so can you.
The third reason is how much fun I’ve had learning new skills and meeting new people. You are never too old to learn. In my career, I was a professional social worker. Listening is a vital skill. But now that I am in network marketing my listening skills need refining and I am listening on a different level. How to use social media, which media platforms should I use? How do you write a blog and drive traffic to your various ways of communication? Can I really add text fields to photo’s and drop them into an article or tweet? Yes, I can and will continue to learn. You are just as capable.