About a week after the 99 cent MLM Happiness Test
was published, I came across
this surprising quote:
“When I was 5 years old, my mother
always told me that happiness was
the key to life. When I went to school,
they asked me what I wanted to be when
i grew up. I
wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand
the assignment, and I told them they didn’t
understand life.” ~ John Lennon
One gent, upon reading this, wrote:
“I was surprised to see that none of my long-term goals were
‘feeling’ or ‘emotion’ based…
“All of my goals were essentially materialistic – where I will live, what
I will own, what income my business will be generating, what I will do
in my spare-time…all of which will contribute to those feelings above,
but without ever really expressing what “I really hope to get out of life,
which is just to be happy.” More here.
I too, do stuff to reach goals that are not ‘happiness’, but something
I figure will lead to that. But. If I feel stressed about doing certain things, I
get unhappy and procrastinate. You?
The little MLM Happiness Test I made can help you identify which, of
the MLM income generating activities, you like or don’t like.
For example, how would you answer Test question #3?
Do you feel OK about making money
when you recommend products to friends?
If that doesn’t feel good, you won’t be happy selling to friends. But
selling to friends is one of the first things they teach you in the
Your options are: 1) Don’t do it, or, 2) find ways where you feel ok about
selling to friends – without violating your own integrity. It can be done.
PS Upgrade coming for the MLM Happiness Test: Show specifically what
you don’t like doing – that MLM training requires – so you can decide to
1) learn to like it or 2) do something different to create your income. You like?
PPS “‘My brother [Steve Jobs] treasured happiness’ Mona Simpson said
her brother ‘loved life and was ‘girl-like’ when it came to matters
of the heart.'” See here.