Network Marketing – Choose Your Co-Workers

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. - Jim RohnThere are many reasons why I like network marketing:

  • I work for me and my family, not someone else.
  • I work on my own schedule.
  • I get to decide what I work on.
  • I don’t have to beg for a raise or time off.
  • I don’t have any co-workers to annoy me.

I have another reason to add to that list now.
A few days ago a thought came to me while I was taking a shower (that’s where your thoughts hang out, just waiting for you). This particular thought ticked me off. I don’t remember exactly what it was, but it had to do with truth and beliefs.
Most of these beliefs have to do with the products we use, and why we use them, so I’m going to begin to explore them in my product blog later this week. I want to talk about one aspect of our beliefs here, and it is a great reason for building your own business, whether in network marketing, affiliate marketing, or something else.

Where Do Your Beliefs Come From?

A lot of our beliefs, what we take for truths, come from the people that we spend most of our time with, and most adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. - Jim Rohn Click To Tweet
I’ll bet that at least three of the five adults (if not all five) that you spend the most time with are the people you work with, your co-workers. The problem is, you didn’t choose these people. When you have a job, you don’t have any control over who you spend your time with. That can be dangerous.
A significant portion of your beliefs are coming from random strangers. Do you want their beliefs?
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve worked with some very nice people, but as a whole they held a lot of beliefs that I want nothing to do with.

  • Living from paycheck to paycheck
  • Never enough time or money
  • Working for the man
  • Deadlines
  • Have to do what you’re told
  • TGIF

I hate TGIF. Employees spend the whole week anticipating Friday. When it finally arrives they start to get excited about quitting time. They might actually let themselves enjoy Friday night and most of Saturday, but when Sunday comes, they start dreading Monday. Then it starts all over again.
There are 168 hours in a week. If they get 4 hours on Friday night and 12 hours on Saturday, employees might let themselves enjoy 16 hours. That’s less than 10% of the time.
What’s really crazy is that a lot of the people I follow on Facebook who have left the employee life behind still buy into the whole TGIF thing. I’m writing this on Monday and I’ll probably publish it early tomorrow morning and then I’m off to play with my family for the WHOLE DAY! I don’t TGIF. I TGIT – thank God it’s today! Every day!
[steps off soap box]

To Upgrade Your Beliefs, Upgrade the People

If you want to change your beliefs and change your life, you have to be very picky about the people you spend time with. You really should hand-pick the people you are around, not leave it to random chance.

And the best way to do that is to work for yourself, so that you get to choose who you work with and who you spend your time with.

I’m very picky about who I spend my time with. I spend most of my time with my kids. It’s great having them around because they will echo your beliefs back to you. They will show you if you are on the right track.

Back to Why I Like Network Marketing

In network markting, you get to choose the people that you work with and spend time with. As I said, I’m very picky about who I spend my time with. Not because I’m stingy about my time, though it is valuable to me. I’m picky because I want to build a group of people who have very positive beliefs, the same beliefs that I want to build for myself.

  • I can earn as much money as I want.
  • I can build a business that helps people.
  • I can build a business that is fair and honest.
  • I can build a business around my life instead of a life around my business
  • Everyone can win. There is only cooperation. No competition.
  • If one person can succeed at something, anyone can.

I believe very strongly in cooperation. I am not in competition with anyone. I spend more time working with people who are not on my network marketing team than with people who are. I am one of the top 10 retailers with my network marketing company. I consider two of the other people on the list to be friends, even though they are both cross-line to me.

I believe that I can build a huge business by retailing the company’s products online and teaching the people who join my team to do the same. If one person can do it, anyone can. Everyone I have worked with for very long (whether on my team or not) has made money selling the products through their website.

I believe that you get out of “it” what you put into “it”. “It” can be anything you want “it” to be – business, life, you name “it.”  That’s a bigger idea than what most people realize. It isn’t as much about the work (though doing the work is important) as it is about believing in your ability to be successful.

Summary

That’s what I have to say. One of the many things that I like about network marketing is that I get to choose who I work with, who I spend my time with. Having the ability to choose is vitally important because you are going to take on the beliefs of those people, and hopefully share some of your beliefs as well. To be successful, you have to believe that you can be, which means surrounding yourself with people who believe they can be too.
Like I said before, I work with more people who are not on my team than are on my team. I am offering the step-by-step plan that I have use to build my network marketing business online as a free e-book.
Thank you for reading. Do you agree or disagree with me? Let me know in a comment below then invite other people to join the conversation by sharing this post with your followers on social media.

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