Number 1 Error In The Network Marketing Industry

Ours is a great industry and it’s true that you can make enough in just 8-10 hours a week to take the pressure off, save for college, buy a house, breathe, even retire if you’re really willing to help some people.

If ,ONLY ONLY IF, it’s done correctly.  I know it and I’ve done it and I’ve helped tons of others do it.  I know it’s the very best option out there for the person who wants to do the work.  It’s the Perfect Business.

It’s the Perfect Business – our Network Marketing Business.  But it’s time for a change!

At about 2:20 in this video is your answer.  The number 1 error in the network marketing industry.  An absence of true leadership.

When I first joined MLM back in 1995 I was a broke, scared single mom with two little girls.  I couldn’t afford cable so I watched this movie every night on my 11 inch TV.   I didn’t see it until my wonderful husband Mark Januszewski, The World’s Laziest Networker pointed this scene out to me.  Now it’s very clear.

There is so little water in our industry.  We have ego, greed, lies and an abhorrent lack of true leadership.

Don’t take my word for it, just ask yourself, what is the most maligned industry on the planet?

You got it Network Marketing or Multi Level Marketing.  Right?

And yet people continue to join in droves.  Ask your self why – it doesn’t make any sense.  Why?

They join because they know in their hearts that it’s the last vestibule of real independence in business for the everyman or everywoman.

Unless!

You are at the mercy of the ego, greed and shameful lack of true leadership and you believe the sand is water.  Here’s some water for those of you who are trying to build but can’t seem to get anywhere.

The reps, distributors, owners, or whatever your company calls the peeps, are pegged as a rapid market.   The market is actually thirsty not rapid.  But the peddlers don’t care which it is, they just know that there is very little training, leadership, support for you so they can pitch the sand you’ll buy it because you’re so thirsty and you’ve never been shown the difference.

This is why the “gurus”, “icons”, lead peddlers, system peddlers and downright bottom of the barrel “trainers” can sell their wares at leisure.  Because no one is giving the reps any water.  So the drink the sand, alot of times it’s old dirty sand that never really worked anyway.  Yes it’s redundant and it’s for a reason.

It’s hard for me to imagine that some are in such deep denial about what they are doing and who they are hurting.

Johnson and Johnson doesn’t care that they poison us.  The Rockefeller Foundation, that pretends to be philanthropic, has actually done more harm to more people that any other corporation on the planet.    Even Kashi, which we think is a “natural”, “healthy” company supports Monsanto and the poisoning of an entire hemisphere.  The list goes on and on and on.

So why Davene, why do you believe that the “leaders” and “corporations” in our industry would care either.  From my experience most don’t and I continue my battle cry – if you want to make some money you need to learn the skills.

This blue personality that I have sometimes feels like a burden, I’m striving to stay positive and happy but when I see really nice people, who are honestly trying to build, get smacked down over and over in the name of ego and fear I need to vent a little.  So that’s what I’m doing.

I’m sure there are lots of people out there in MLM/Network Marketing who do care – I know there are and I applaud you as I do the good, caring leaders of other industries – but I’m drowning under those who care more about volume, money, selling junk and their own egos.

Ours is a great industry and it’s true that you can make enough in just 8-10 hours a week to take the pressure off, save for college, buy a house, breathe even retire if you really want to help some people!  If it’s done correctly.  I know it and I’ve done it and I’ve helped tons of others do it.  I know it’s the very best option out there for the person who wants to do the work.  Yes I’m repeating myself – It’s the Perfect Business.

Aloha & Mahalo,

Davene

  • Boy, I love that sooo much!

    Thanks for who you are, Davene.

  • Lisa A. Powell says:

    What a heart felt written blog Davene and so true on many levels….I love your venting!

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