Why You May Not Be Getting Results In Network Marketing

results in network marketingAn associate of mine made an offhanded comment the other day in conversation that I thought was truly profound. (Incidentally, it seems that’s how some of the most profound comments come about… when they’re not planned.)

“One of the reasons most people seem to be constantly chasing their tails and not getting results in life is because they’re operating exclusively on the previous generation’s knowledge.”

They learned “the way things are” from their parents, mentors, and teachers… people who mean well, but may not be on the same path as we are.

And, because most people are not on a path of continual learning and discovery, they’re operating on a set of “facts”, rules, and concepts about life, money, relationships, etc. that are at least 20 years old.

Of course, there are major principles in all areas that never change. They are as solid as the laws of gravity. But, then again, Einstein showed us that even that is relative.

Most people know that the idea of, “Get a good job with a big company and stay there forever” is basically dead.

We know it intellectually, but how many of us are really acting on that knowledge? Are we doing anything about it, or are we perhaps really just operating on reflex, on programs running in the background that have been placed there at an early age, through influence of our former (or even current) mentors?

We are all in business, even if we’re not “in business.”

We are in the business of building our own lives. We are in the business of managing, promoting, and selling our own skills, in the form of a career (or careers). Are we making proper, long-term, business-like decisions about where we are going? Are we remaining flexible? Are we planning for the future, particularly financially, or are we banking on “the market” with a 401k? You probably know that Social Security isn’t going to cut it for you, but neither is your 401k, by itself. Be brave, and honest, and do the math, remembering that a good rule of thumb is to figure, on average, every 20 years the cost of living just about doubles. Some people say every 10. I cannot say how many times I’ve heard the story of my grandfather buying two Cadillac’s on the same day in 1970 for $7000… together.

Continuing education is not just something that personal development buffs do anymore. It’s a necessity to even maintain status-quo. If you’re not busy growing, you’re busy dying, or so the saying goes.

If you want results in network marketing, I’m not saying you need to go back to school, I’m saying you should have never left.

If your goal is financial independence at any time in your life, let alone early retirement, continuing education in the areas of finance, investment, and personal management are a must. You cannot afford to operate on old assumptions.

When applied, knowledge is power.  Whatever your career skills or personal interests are, become an expert. Experts never stop learning… that’s how they stay experts.

And, always take an opportunity to learn something new that you know nothing about. Little is more expensive than trying appear knowledgeable in the presence of those who know more, on a given subject, than you do. Ask questions. If they really know what they’re talking about, they’ll respect you for your sincere interest. We’re all ignorant, just on different subjects. When you become an expert in what you do, you will be the one answering the questions soon enough.


 

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About the Author Jason

Jason is a 3rd generation network marketer and founder of Network Marketing Accelerator. He and his family are collaboratively responsible for generating a multiple 7-figure income in their network marketing businesses. A coach and mentor to hundreds of successful business owners across multiple verticals, Jason is also a co-founder of OuterBox Solutions, a premier eCommerce Web Design firm.