Why I Won’t Join Your Deal
Five O’Clock AM….
The phone rings, and there’s EXCITEMENT in the receiver…
It’s one of my best friends, I’ll call her ‘Mrs. New Deal‘, and she had just came out of a negative experience in the MLM industry when we had gotten together the night before for a reunion dinner with some old veterans from a company that had just fell apart for both of us.
I had listened to her drown on about how much she’s glad that God ‘delivered‘ her from the MLM industry and how thankful she is that she’s no longer focused on money, and how much better she feels now that’s she’s free to be poor.
A little bit of background here: We had spent nearly 2 years together building a large organization in a company, done weekly meetings and home meetings together, collectively recruited nearly 1000 people, and been through A LOT of fun times and struggles in the MLM industry.
So here I am massively succeeding in my company, earning checks of… (A LOT)… and I’m holding my tongue and listening to a 2 hour drunkalogue about how much the MLM profession sucks.
(isn’t that what we do… Listen?)
Well, I’m fine with people thinking what they want, because at the end of the day I’ve got a better lifestyle than 100% of any of the people I grew up with, I have more time freedom than any professional person I know AND I make more money than I’ve ever made, but nothing could have prepared me for what I experienced at 5 AM the next day…
“David, oh my gosh, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH!!!” says ‘Mrs. New Deal‘ “I’m in this new exciting DEAL, where you earn an extra 2% on the fifth level, and YOU ONLY HAVE TO GET 3 PEOPLE and you’re rich”…
Well, excuse me if I want to puke… but is there any honest network marketing business where ANYONE has legitimately sponsored only 3 people and gotten rich?
She continued… “Not only that… but it’s NOT MLM! All you have to do is get 3 people, and THEY get 3 people… and THEY get 3 people…and YOU’RE RICH almost overnight!”
So excuse me for wanting to puke… but what kind of business is it when 3 people get 3, who get 3? Hmmm… I didn’t think it was ‘MLM’ either…
Well, to make a long story short, I didn’t join her deal.
Now, it’s business time… You may be wondering why I didn’t join that deal, and why I won’t join yours, either. FIVE or more times a day, I get an email that looks something like this:
“David, this is Mr. Big and Famous Hotshot. I know we’ve never met, but I’m building an organization in a Pre-Launch Super-Deal that’s going to be the next Amway (but better, of course)… I’ve got a spot reserved for you at the top of the comp plan with GUARANTEED income, and all you have to do is join and bring over your organization. Not only will you make a fortune, but you can get in at the top… blah blah blah… Click here to signup and buy X product to get rich…”
You know, there’s this funny phenomenon in Network Marketing, where people assume that you’ll for some reason join their program from their spam email, canned scripts, and because the company is “New” and you can “get in at the top“
Here’s the funny thing… You know the hot-shots that we always talk about who are ACTUALLY pulling in six figure monthly checks from a LEGITIMATE MLM company?
Guess what 100% of them all have in common…
(are you ready)
They are absolutely UNMOVABLE in their resolve to prosper in Network Marketing, and they LOVE their company with a passion. They can’t be bought, sold, moved, and they won’t quit and whore away to your deal because you send them unrequested SPAM.
There was a funny statistic I learned from Mark Yarnell, and I think this is a funny industry. You see, more than 95% of ACTIVE distributors who STICK with one company for 10 years or more are six figure earners. That is a HUGE statistic my friends.
Do you realize that a six figure income built right in a legitimate Network Marketing company takes less than 10 hours a week to maintain, and only about 20 hours a week to grow?
That means that the reason why most people who read this blog post are going to fail in Network Marketing isn’t because they don’t have the ability to succeed, because statistics PROVE otherwise, it’s because they’ll QUIT or jump to a new deal before they ever learn to prosper.
Do you know how many industries produce six figure earners from 95% of the people who stick around for 10 years or more?
There’s not a profession in the world that produces as many six figure residual earners in the SHEER amounts that are created in Network Marketing. It is COMPLETELY unique as an industry. So stick with your damn company and stop trying to recruit me into stupid deals.
The TRUTH is that there are A LOT of good companies out there, so make a decision and figure out how to make your team in that company grow like crazy.
The reason that your company isn’t working isn’t because the comp plan is broken, or the tools aren’t good enough, or that it’s not a pre-launch. The reason is because YOU need to learn some skills and figure it out.
Yes, take some time. RESEARCH leadership. Connect with a real MENTOR and choose your company wisely. Meet with some distributors who UNDERSTAND Network Marketing and find something that you BELIEVE in and is TRANSFORMATIONAL.
But for heavens sake, stop giving our industry a bad name by hopping from deal to deal looking for that ‘golden spoon‘. I found an MLM the other day that sells a magic new age ‘healing rod’ and it pays out 99% of it’s volume. It’s never been done before, and if you get five people to buy 3 magic crystals month, you permanently lock your spot in the force 5X5 matrix and you get to wear tie dies and sandals for the rest of your life…
You CREATE your own destiny in Network Marketing, and it’s more who YOU are and your INTEGRITY than it is about the company (although the company DOES matter)…
I know people in Network Marketing that make more than $600,000 per month, and you know how many of them did it by hopping from deal to deal?
Have a VISION. Be a LEADER. TAKEOVER your company, and above all, be consistent and be UNMOVABLE in your resolve to take it to the top.
I appreciate all of you, and I want you to prosper.
But it’s time for the TRUTH about this industry to come out.
The TRUTH is that what is going to TRANSFORM your destiny in this industry is YOU.
What are your thoughts? Be sure to share. Heck, you can even tell us about your new deal that pays an extra 1% on the 15th level, so we can all laugh at you. Is your deal even better than Amway? Be sure to share, and let me know if you think I’m spot on.