I keep mulling this question over and over and I keep coming up with a curious answer. Network Marketing is obviously an industry and distribution model, but it’s real emphasis lies somewhere completely different.
I may be stretching just a little far as to it being a philosophy, but there is certainly a case for it. Once you get past the product and compensation plan speil you realise that to succeed means facing your fears and plugging any gaps in your business and street smarts.
We can all get wrapped up in the details and leverage of a compensation plan on first exposure, it is generally the reason for the rabid excitement of the new guys… and rightly so. But the real truth is, we ALL become involved because we want a change. We want more control in our lives, anything from time to money. We are all searching for something more, some way of existing that we don’t currently have and what soon becomes apparent is that to attain what we want, we need to continously better ourselves and help others do the same.
Your network marketing company is quite simply a tool in which to get you there. They are the ‘functional resources’ to fix the problem and not as much the focus as many originally think. Now, I’m not saying that your company doesn’t matter, it is the hub of your operations (and I love mine and you should love yours too) but it is the problem that it fixes that is what it represents, not so much what it sells, when it comes to business builders.
To give you a better idea of what I mean I wrote a post about it, What Are You Selling and to Whom? If you read that, you will get a true realisation of the 3 types of people that you will be working with, and what their emotional ‘triggers’ really are, and how you and your company fit in the scheme of it all.
The focal point is, what do I want to achieve?.. Where do I want to go? What do I want to do? And how can I help other people achieve the same freedoms? (Incidentally, whoever came up with the You.Inc. idea really got it right!)
More-often-then-not to get all this done means becoming the ‘better version of you‘ (although I’m not suggesting that there is anything wrong with you as you are). Become the more time efficient, the more outward, the more knowledgeable on the things that will help others.
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word “philosophy” comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophia), which literally means “love of wisdom”.
To be of more service to your fellow networkers and communities, one needs to be of more ‘value’. To consistently strive to increase your value, is akin to and will often lead to ‘the love of wisdom‘.
I fear the more you become involved with Network Marketing the more you will understand that it is a search for your own betterment and understanding, personal growth and how you can help others achieve the same.
Vive la Resistance!
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'Not all who wander are lost'.
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