A Good Message

Discussion in 'Network/Multi-level Marketing' started by shun, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. shun

    shun New Member

    Hi everyone, I am involved in Network Marketing and this was sent to us, I thought I would share it with everyone:

    **Is Developing A Profitable Home Business Really that Difficult when you consider the alternatives?**

    It is difficult when you must produce a report on a Sunday afternoon, and consequently, you cannot attend your son`s football game?...

    It is difficult hearing the work phone ring on Christmas morning, and tragically, you cannot see the excitement on your daughter`s face as she feverishly tears into another present?...

    It is difficult knowing the rust bucket you call a car is eating you alive in maintenance, but you cannot afford a new one?...

    It is difficult to go to your annual job performance review, and even though you have worked hard for another year, you come away empty handed, or with very little financial reward to show for your efforts?...

    It is difficult knowing that you shop by "price sticker" rather than whether the garment looks good on you?...

    It is difficult knowing that the house you are in, is because prices just went up, and your budget is to the bare bones?

    It is difficult knowing that you married a wonderful person, and promised them the world, and for the next 30 years you look at balancing the budget, and figuring out what sacrifices must be made?

    It is difficult reciting, "If we get this, we cannot have that?"

    It is difficult always lowering your dreams to meet your means?

    It is difficult knowing that you have spent or will spend 40 years of your life working for someone else, only to realize that you will be retiring **on 1/3 the income of what you already cannot live on*** today?

    It is difficult when your children move out, and you cannot visit them because traveling costs too much?

    It is difficult knowing that the fish are biting this week, and you cannot drop what you are doing and take your Dad fishing?

    It is difficult watching the spark in your partner`s eyes fade because both of you realize the dream house you have been wanting is just a dream because ***someone else*** is controlling your finances?

    It is difficult waking up one morning and realizing that your children, the most precious thing imaginable, no longer need bottles, diapers, have tea parties, eat things found under the sofa, are shorter than the baseball bat they are trying to swing, but are grown and starting their own families, and ***you missed all of that*** because you agreed to be locked in an office for twenty years by a boss who watched his children grow up?

    It is difficult dropping your one year old at the nursery because you have to be at work by 9am to stand by the Xerox machine, or handle irate phone calls, and realize ***someone else is going to watch your daughter take her first step*** or have your son say "dada" to the playground teacher?

    It is difficult knowing that you have diligently worked only to be given an **unrequested** early retirement?

    I will tell you what is difficult...

    It is real difficult realizing it is too late, and that time frittered away can never be retrieved. It slips through our fingers one second at a time.

    What are we doing with it?... YOUR TIME?

    We have nasty habits about rationalizing, procrastinating, and skirting important things rather than facing the issues. Too often we allow others who do not pay our bills, who do not share our dreams, to direct our future.

    We have absolutely no freedom as a child...

    We rebel in our teen years and scream for freedom...

    We die for the right to be free...

    We fight vicious wars to have the seemingly innocent ability to choose...

    We reach adulthood, and we relinquish freedom because we think it is too difficult...

    We do not want to take responsibility...

    We do not want to make a wrong decision, so we obligingly give that awesome power to someone else...

    We feel it will take too much time to make the decision ourselves. Then, we have the audacity to complain when the decisions made were not what we wanted.

    We wake up too late. Phrases like "I wished I had only," ... "If I could only have that time back," etc.

    I believe the majority of people want to sing, but die with the music still inside.
    Face the music and shoulder some responsibility.

    You cannot have that time back. You have chosen your direction. If you have not spent your time wisely, too bad.

    You have no one but yourself to blame. You had the chance. Perhaps the opportunity was presented many times, and each time you elevated the trivial to a higher priority than yourself.

    Is starting a profitable business really difficult?

    Is it so traumatic to show someone an exciting product or idea?

    Is it so difficult to understand that if you work this marketing idea for a couple of years, you might not have to confront so me nasty options?

    Would you work real hard for a year or two so you could put your family in the home of their dreams?

    Would you work real hard for a year or two so you could send your children to college chosen by excellence rather than one chosen by price? The same criteria you used for clothes shopping.

    Would you turn off the idiot box, the soaps, the talk shows, sporting events or X Files for a year so you could take dream vacations several times a year?

    Would you apply yourself for a year or two so you would have the freedom of being able to roll over, yank the covers over your head and wake at the crack of noon because you wanted to?

    Would you work really hard for a couple of years to mould a lifestyle of your choosing so your family could live a lifestyle of their dreams, rather than trying to live how someone else thinks you should live?

    We really think we are important in our jobs. The company we work for cannot survive without us. We are the cog that keeps things moving.

    Everything would grind to a halt without our presence. Think again. Corporations are not structured like that.

    A corporation does not rely on people to remain viable. A corporation needs many properly arranged little squares, functioning in a preset order to survive.

    After many years as a manager in the corporate environment, here is an excellent visualization of your importance:

    Find a bucket and fill it about 3/4 full of warm water. Make a fist and push your left arm in the bucket up to your elbow. Now, quickly remove your arm. The resulting hole is your impact.

    Sobering, isn`t it?

    Can you identify the words "next time"?

    How many "next times" will you have?

    What will it take to get you off dead center?

    Will it be knowing that people are physically deteriorating when you have a product that will help them but are afraid of someone thinking you are taking advantage of that person and are just out for the money?

    Gosh, I hope not.

    Will it be knowing that people are agonizing through bankruptcy, realizing they only needed a couple more hundred dollars per month, not $50,000 per month, but you procrastinated once again?

    I hope not.

    Realize the awesome power you have in your hands with a home business. The business you have chosen has the ability to change lives.

    IT cannot do anything. But YOU can change lives with IT.

    YOU are the one with the life changing ability. What are you waiting for?

    What will it take?

    ***You will pay a price for your actions.***

    Which one do you choose to pay?
  2. coreyjroman

    coreyjroman Silver Member

    This IS a very good message!... I am going to have it printed into a poster. Thanx. Have a great day!
  3. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    Powerful... Riveting... Insightful... Right on the mark!

    The past cannot be changed, but the future is
    whatever you want it to be.

    When you can identify the single thing or condition
    that would bring you the highest reward and greatest
    satisfaction, only one option remains...

    Just do it!
  4. supergenerals

    supergenerals New Member

    yeah, very good message! :)
  5. coreyjroman

    coreyjroman Silver Member

    Still continually motivated and enthralled by the contents of this message. I would like to see more motivational messages posted here. I think everyone can benefit from words of encouragement. I have decided to boost egos and confidence levels of everyone I meet by patting them on the back. Too often in todays world I have seen an attitude of hard work-no reward. It is increasing on a daily basis. This type of influx is what creates dissention in team oriented work environments. Take the time to encourage someone around you by complementing them every time they perform. If you spread this idea like a virus you will see an increase in not only productivity... but happiness as well. Have a great day!
  6. shun

    shun New Member

    Yes this message does continually motivate me as well.
    I also listen to Dani Johnson's free training on her website. She just makes you want to go out there and do it, and in the process you learn a lot!
    Any one else listens to Dani Johnson?

  7. coreyjroman

    coreyjroman Silver Member

    The most successful people I have ever seen in MLM are those who reinvent their end of it. I don't mean changing the product line or combining offers from 2 or 3 groups. I mean the literally think outside the box and find a new way to market something. For instance... Packet8 broadband phone service offers more area code support than VONAGE. In some areas Packet8 does not even have competition! So one of my colleagues noted that this was the case in our area. He also noted that although the tech support was 24/7 and they would try to help you well it did not do too much good for people who were not able to use their phone to try to get tech support. He decided to research the service and the adapters as much he could... making himself an expert in the equiptment and the service. Now... even though his commission is only about 2 bucks a month per customer... he wanted to handle the tech support and installation himself. He gave every one of his new customers his personal number and told them to call if they had problems. He now has 8200 customers and 4 technicians he has trained and pays to help with support. The MLM company sent a rep to him to train his techs personally. He literally re-invented the marketing for this product of the MLM and his gross monthly revenue for his business is over 30 thousand dollars with more than half of that coming from Packet8 customers alone... and he is still selling! More proof that using your head can still benefit you even in multi-level-marketing.
  8. Corey Agel

    Corey Agel New Member

    Excellent message shun. Its good to see other people have positive thoughts on network marketing.
  9. nk430

    nk430 New Member

    Wow, I really agree with most of the major points that you discussed. I just joined, but this forum seems to have some brains.
    Thank goodness.

    Keep up the good work everyone!
  10. Thanks Shun, Inspirational...
    Thanks Coreyj, Informative...
    I am glad I joined, I am learning something new every time I visit.
  11. Collin Andersen

    Collin Andersen New Member

    Excellent post!! Inspiring and Motivating and REAL!
    I am continually impressed by the quality of this forum.
  12. CThompson

    CThompson New Member

    Can I copy and share this?
  13. lavendersluv

    lavendersluv New Member

    Great post, Shun. I too would like to keep a copy of the to post to share with other. You are right on with Dani Johnson as well I listen to her daily as well.

  14. WhitePhoenix

    WhitePhoenix New Member

    You know, I used to be so very hesitant to make a move in any direction, for fear of failing or losing something. But then, I realized that I was getting nowhere fast. After all, in any decision you make, you have a 50-50 chance of either success or failure.

    This message encourages us to take what we have been given; brains, daring, motivation, etc. and do something with it. Like they say. "Just do it." You'll never know if you don't try - not everything will turn out well, but it's when we stop trying to achieve our goals that we truly fail.
  15. PNL Travel

    PNL Travel New Member

    Oops, sorry - I didn't think I was allowed to put a link in. Now I know, thanks!

  16. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Quoting: PNL TravelOops, sorry - I didn't think I was allowed to put a link in. Now I know, thanks!

    You can link to articles but cannot post copyrighted content because of copyright issues. An excerpt is also acceptable.
  17. billg123

    billg123 New Member

    Awsome message. I know my choice and it is why I have chosen network marketing.
  18. promagi

    promagi New Member

    I love it.

    Jerry Clark once said that some people are clueless and will remain clueless.

    I think this would be a great flyer to send out to a prospect that still thinks MLM is "one of those things". This may shake them up a bit and show them the light.

    Randy Gage is my personal sponsor in my present business and this is so good I'm going to forward it to him. I think he will really appreciate it.

    Thanks for sharing that!
    Bob Gallo
  19. wanda

    wanda New Member

    Great Post,

    I think when it comes right down to it, what is anyone willing to give up to live their dreams. Everyone sets their own stage for success from your huge WHY, to coming out of your comfort zone, passion ,determination and drive!

    Cheers to Success,
  20. coreyjroman

    coreyjroman Silver Member

    I Finally did make a poster out of the original message posted here by shun. It turned out great. An aquaintance of mine makes signs and lithographs. He used his plotter and some imagination and came up with a real nice design. Thanks again for your original post shun. I never get tired of reading or sharing it.

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