[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ MLM Talk Bulletin Board ] [ FAQ ]
Posted by Tony Rush on October 10, 2004 at 19:12:03:
In Reply to: 10 Reasons Why Working for Someone Else Is Dumb! posted by Linda Locke on September 14, 2004 at 23:38:28:
I don't disagree with the basic premise of this list. (And some were pretty funny.)
But, let me play myth-buster for a moment: not everyone is cut out to be a home-based business entrepreneur. And, quite honestly, part of me is glad about that. Someone has to drive the trucks, serve the food and haul the garbage to the landfill. And, THAT is what some people need to be doing.
We MLMers tend to act as though MLM is different from normal businesses and that anyone can be successful here. Heck, sometimes people come right out and say that: anyone can be successful in MLM.
Which, of course, isn't true.
It's no more true than saying everyone can be a successful trial lawyer. (What if you have lousy communication skills?)
Or professional body-builder. (What if you don't have the fram for it?)
Or runway model. (What if you're short and ugly?)
Or baseball player. (What if you're un-coordinated?)
The fact is that becoming successful in ANY endeavor requires a person to have a certain level of skill, strength or talent. And as much as we may try to make MLM look like it's for everyone, the fact is that many people simply don't have the necessary skills to succeed in MLM...and they may not be able to acquire them.
For instance, if you're hopelessly shy and unwilling to talk to people? MLM will likely be very frustrating for you since it requires good communication skills and the ability to be a "people person". And if you're not willing (or able) to acquire those skills.....well, MLM isn't going to be much of a success for you.
Now, here's the good news: the skills required to create a nice supplemental income in network marketing IS something that most people can do....IF they're willing to acquire the skills.
It's not accurate (and a little irresponsible) for we MLMers to tell our prospects that 'anyone can do it'. It's simply not true.
But, what IS true is this: if a person is coachable and trainable...if they're willing to learn the skills....if they're willing to do the work....if they're willing to persist.....MLM might be the best thing they could ever get involved in.
Just my two cents! :)
Post a Followup