Let me start off by saying network marketing is an amazing profession! A blessing, a vehicle to truly change millions of lives, one of the best professions for "on the job " training. In this profession we are surrounded by billionaires and individuals who have created massive impact in the profession. Because of this, one can easily enter the profession and get caught up believing that their destiny should be the same as the leaders they see in the industry. You can get caught up and forget all about what attracted you to your company, the reason why you started, your vision, passion, and purpose before you learned about network marketing. This was me, I was guilty of getting caught up, completely disregarded the blessings I received prior to network marketing. I believe this was the main reason why I struggled my first 2 years in the industry.
I started my business while working full time as a nurse, and budding yoga entrepreneur. I have a deep passion for holistic nursing and yoga, and wanted to do these things full time. So when i joined my company that was my why, to decrease my full-time hours to part time to allow more time to teach yoga as well as have more time with my family. When i shared my why with others and when I watched other leaders in the profession, i noticed everyone had HUGE whys , like things I never thought possible. It is truly amazing what people can do with a successful career in network marketing! Seeing all of this I assumed my why wasn’t big enough, my dreams weren’t big enough, and I needed to reach for the stars just like everyone and become this famous leader in the network marketing industry. I got caught up! Now please don’t misunderstand me, there is nothing wrong with big dreams, and being a famous leader! The problem I had was trying to reinvent myself, to be something that I am not while chasing after something I really didn’t want, and to top it off, completely disowning my previous careers and dreams.
Its no wonder I had a very hard time getting excited about what most people get excited about in Network Marketing, It just wasn’t in me, and its not because my company and products aren’t amazing.. because they are of course! But Network Marketing was never supposed to be my purpose, I had already be blessed with my purpose and God blessed me with this business to enhance what he had already given me and to be a blessing to even more people.
So here I am 2 years later, and I finally understand what it is all about! I am very thankful for this profession because of all the amazing things Network Marketing has done fore me, the biggest blessing is that God used this vehicle to lead me right back to him. This business requires tons of personal and professional development and FAITH! For me, nothing worked to motivate and inspire like the word of God and the power of prayer. It was also during my quiet alone time with God that I learned I was never supposed to walk away from what he had already started in me… building my holistic nursing & yoga business! But thats what I had done when I got “caught up” But God is gracious and full of mercy, he doesn’t condemn us, but we can feel conviction and this is a good thing.. it was during one of my personal bible study moments that I was convicted and realized I needed to go back to who I was before I started network marketing!
I bet you all are wondering.. if I am still in network marketing… YES I am, I never left my company and I have no intention too. I now realize and know that my WHY was always big enough, it was always good enough, my dreams were always big enough… because these were the dreams and ideas God blessed me with. Things got all messy and confusing when I compared myself to others and tried to dream someone elses dream.
As a leader of my own team in network marketing, this is something I really believe in. No dream is too small! Whether you are starting your business to have extra money for groceries, date night, sports for your kids, or if you are looking to surpass your current income.. there is a spot for you in this profession. Stay Encouraged