This week has flown by. Carly and I are getting much better at doing her dialysis and getting it done without any problems. She is busy going to see doctors and trying to get started working from home for her company. So, in effect, life simply goes on despite what you do!
I am still running back and forth between Tulsa and Oklahoma. I am still trying to take care of myself, Carly and my sister. I am doing a really poor job of it, but I will keep doing what I can. My sister is now sick with a UTI and COPD. She feels terrible. I am glad she went to see her doctor Wednesday and is now on antibiotics. I will probably be able to still get back home this Sunday because she won’t have anything I can catch and bring back to OKC, where Carly has no immune system.
I have been trying to work on building my business this week. I decided that I needed to educate myself and have been listening to inspirational audiobooks and CD’s (which I have always enjoyed doing). I especially enjoy listening to Zig Ziglar recordings. He makes quite a bit of good sense!
I have been researching Network Marketing this week, also. What I am finding is that this is simply a better way to do business. Companies can pay out to distributors what they would ordinarily be paying out for advertising and sales. If a distributor is willing to put in the work (about 10-20 hours a week, so it can be done part-time) and if the distributor makes a commitment to stay the course no matter what (at least commit to working the business for 1 year but better to commit to 5 years) and if the distributor is willing to learn the ropes of the business, then there is no reason to not make money.
Remember, this is a real business. Where else can you start your own business for a nominal fee; get all the training and support you could possibly need; and have a chance to make your fortune? I am not looking to make a fortune, but since I retired and now live on Social Security and savings, I would like to have more money coming in each month and eventually build up a good cushion. I really believe this is possible with network marketing if I just stay with it and learn the very few skills necessary to be successful.
I just read a book called, Go Pro by Eric Worre. It talks about the few skills you need (he actually outlines 7 different skills to learn) to be successful in network marketing. Basically, he talks about how he learned these skills (he watched the professional network marketers and did what they were doing) and what he felt was the secret to success in this profession–sticking with it no matter what.
He found that by learning from the professionals around him and by not throwing in the towel when he didn’t “make a fortune in a few weeks” he could actually start making money. He recognized that a new business requires about 2 years to get off the starting line and he agreed to give his business that time. He also knew that in those first 2 years most new businesses do not make money or if they do they just make enough to cover the costs of doing business. He went into Network Marketing expecting to establish a business and that’s what he did.
The problem is that most people join a company with the expectation of making money without having to do any work. There is no magic about building a business. Building a business requires time, money, and effort before you start to make money.
Network Marketing has changed quite a lot over the past 20 years. Now you don’t have to bother your family or friends, unless you want to. With the advent of the internet you can now run a successful network marketing business online. That sounds like it must be simple, and it is, but it will still require that you work very hard to build that business.
It really doesn’t matter what the company, or what the product, or what the compensation plan is. All network marketing businesses are basically the same. What does matter is your willingness to improve yourself, to learn new skills, to stretch yourself to do new things, and to commit yourself to making this business a success.
That is what I plan to do. I am looking for a few other people who are willing to do this with me. I want to find people who want more and are willing to work to get it. So if this sounds like you, I really would like to speak with you.
If you will leave your name and email here, I can get back with you and we can discuss whether or not this will work for you. Just leave your info and we can talk.