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The 6th Lost Rule of Network Marketing Success

Mar 29, 2008
If you have not already experienced the infamous emotional roller coaster of network marketing, you will sooner or later and we are going to advise you how to handle it.

Don't be a drama queen! Seriously...

Let's step into the world of Bob Networker for a moment, shall we?

Bob is ecstatic and he should be, he just got started with one of the fastest growing network marketing companies on the planet. Bob just got his business kit, he has a group of wonderful and supportive upline leaders, he has his list squared away, and he is ready to have his first meeting. Bob is so excited that he does not take time to evaluate why he joined the business; he just knows he's going to make a lot of money!

Bob talks to over 85 people his first week in the business. He gets 43 confirmed to come over to a home meeting where the top regional director in his area is coming to present. Bob is jumping off the walls. He goes to the store, buys refreshments, rearranges his furniture, cleans his house, puts the dogs out and sets up his home PERFECTLY for his guest speaker.

When the meeting begins only 9 people have shown up from the 43 confirmed, and afterwards, 4 people sign up in the business. When everyone leaves Bob begins to get very upset. "I called 85 people, I did all the right things, and I even gave them refreshments, and only 4 people signed up. This business is really tough!"

The following day one of his friends who he signed up calls him up, and says he will have to cancel because he has too many current commitments. Bob then gets even more frustrated than before, and calls his upline for support. His upline calms him down, and is able to get energy and hope restored.

Later Joe who also signed up, calls and he tells Bob he has 20 people coming to the regional business meeting tomorrow night. Bob shrugs off the other stuff, and jumps for joy..."We are going to be rich!" Bob goes out that night and buys a new suit for the meeting. When he arrives the following night at the meeting, none of his new distributors show up and neither do any of their prospects.

At this point Bob starts to get full of angst and begins to wonder if this business really is for him. That week Bob gets very committed and works on customer acquisition, and is able to do an incredible job. Customers are acquired, and his hope is fully restored!

Not a moment later his upline Jerry calls his cell phone. Jerry informs Bob that there is a leadership call at 7:30 and he ought to be on because the Vice President of Sales has an important message. Bob dials up to hear what the fuss is all about.

The VP of Sales delivers a powerful message and shares an increase in the comp plan. After the call, Bob's confidence is now fully redeemed. Due to his new excitement he decides to make a few calls, one of the phone calls is to a former boss. Bob follows the company system and the following week Bob's former boss gets started and brings in half of his staff. A few days later each of his staff brings in a few friends. Before he knows it Bob has 65 people in his downline each with a few customers. The next month Bob receives a check for $3,000.

"Maybe this does work", Bob thinks as he cashes his first check.

The following week Bob's former boss (his most influential downline leader) decides to put more time into his other company and quits the business. This causes 75% of Bob's team to also quit.

Bob struggles with his emotions once again, but this time he also quits the business.

The moral of the story is: you will have similar experiences as Bob, but you do not have to react the way Bob did. The fact is, you are going to have struggles and you are going to have successes, most of which you may have no control over.

What you do have control over is the way you react to your successes and struggles and what you do everyday to better yourself. You can make the most out of your struggles by looking at them as learning experiences. Celebrate your successes, but don't get over zealous and gloat. The key to this business is to stay even keel. Remember that not everyone will be in this for the long term like you, and remember that not everyone does what they say they are going to do.

Teaching people to prepare for the unavoidable emotional experiences is important but challenging because who wants to scare their downline or slow down momentum? One great way to do it is through paying games. While playing MLM The Game everyone will experience the emotional roller coaster, you may lose 10 business partners one day, or your entire list with all your new prospects may be lost! In the game it is fun, it is real in life, click here to buy MLM The Game today.

Your perceptions of your everyday moments are creating your reality. The Law of Attraction is not a "New Age Myth", but a real timeless principle governed by the most powerful forces of life. Every thought, emotion, and word that comes from you projects outward into the world to attract something similar. Whether it is negative or positive, intentional or by accident makes no difference. Your are consistently communicating with the world around you. What we are talking about here is being conscious of your communication with yourself and the world - and project only that which you wish to come to fruition.

Begin to experience positive situations with tremendous gratitude and appreciation, and adversities as learning experiences and blessings.

"One cannot get through life without pain...what we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us."
- Bernie Siegel

Every good thing that will happen to you in your business will help make you money, and every negative event that will happen will make you stronger. Don't get too excited, and don't get upset. Don't let your emotions run your life. The end goal, YOUR WHY, is worth the battle you sometimes will need to muscle through. The strength and clarity of your Why will ultimately be the deciding factor in the scale of your success.
About the Author
Anders Gustavsson
Infinite Synergy Learning Systems

Infinite Synergy developed MLM The Game, and has been involved helping home-business entrepreneurs build strong relationships and succeed faster through playing this game since 2003'. Please visit this network marketing training tools website at www.mlmthegame.com for details.
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