People often give Multi Level Marketing (MLM) business and those who have been involved with them a bad rep. I don't because I know most are just trying to earn their own money and at least have control over part of their lives. Make some extra cash and all that.
One reason this bad rep is sustained is that people jump straight to the finish line and expect results. This month someone did exactly this, and this was my reply.
*Name has been changed and “perk” has been omitted.
Toni, thanks for the message.
Off the bat, I’d like to offer feedback on the presentation. It’s not very engaging, it’s too slow in most areas and doesn’t really demonstrate how achievable (in the opinion of the company) this is.
My immediate reaction to this presentation and the concept is that it’s not achievable. I need to generate £48,000 per year in monthly membership subscriptions to qualify for my perk plus £150 annual members fees which generates a further £12,000 on top. That’s just me. For everyone in my pool to get their perk, it needs to be achieved. So, from my pool alone I’d help generate for the company £4,860,000.
I’m disappointed that you haven’t taken the time to engage with me, get to know me or even do any research to ascertain if I am a good prospect or not.
If end zone satisfaction is the only reason you wanted to connect, then please let’s not waste any more time, and I’ll wish you a Merry Christmas.
If you want to build a relationship that benefits both of us, then I suggest you start over.
Needless to say, the person removed me from their network and obviously doesn’t want to build a relationship where we could both help each other. It’s a shame because I have a lot I could offer. This sort of approach is typical though of the society that we live in; things must be done now, and only now, I want easy results from my swipe left or right approach. Not giving back, just care about number one and stand on anyone who gets in my way.
I wish as a nation we would slow the fuck down and stop thinking that we are a particular something when we are not. Obviously, that’s not everyone, but we all know someone who financially cripples themselves and sometimes their family just so that can have the most expensive brands on their backs. Or drive ridiculously priced cars, buy homes that they barely afford and holiday in places where despite their efforts, the proper rich and wealthy see right through them.
Surely you don’t have first-hand experience of this? You’re thinking. Oh yes, I do, it’s quite pathetic when you can take a step back and observe, but also demoralising when you are in the thick of this atmosphere. You think to yourself; I can do this. I’ll work hard, and I can do as they do.
I am ashamed of myself that I was attracted to the fake success time and time again. My saving grace is that I didn’t have it in me to jump into the end zone expectation. I couldn’t sway from my deep-rooted believe that to do this I need to build relationships, otherwise, why would anyone care about what I have to offer.
I never reached the same financial success as the people I stupidly looked up to, but to this day I know a lot of the people I took care of over the years still ask for me.
Life isn’t a quickfire round of greed. Our time is short on the planet but long enough to enjoy it because of the quality relationships we build. You can’t build a relationship on your own, and you can’t achieve true satisfaction without building one.
Don’t hate on those who want to achieve more; they are doing the best they can at any given moment. Equally so for those that just want to jump into the end zone, invite them to slow down and build something with you.