Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

kidscarHave you taken kids on a cross country car trip, and they ask that question several times a day all the way there?

Parents don’t ask that question. Noticed that? Because they know that a car trip from San Francisco to New York is some 3,000 miles, and that it will take a week or so, depending on the stop-overs. They may get tired of driving each day, but they know the distance they have to go, so they just carry on, tired or not, each day a little more.

However, the kids don’t know this. They think each day that they’ll be “there” and so they keep asking.

The kids are like network marketers who whine each week or month because they’re not “there” yet. They haven’t gotten their big $ yet.

Is it because someone tells these kids that the trip to earning $3,000/mo is a few months?

If they KNEW up front it was going to be a 3-5 year trip, think they’d all quit just a few weeks into it?

Yes, everyone gets get tired of the grind, but when you know the distance, don’t you keep plugging right along?

Shall we tell the new recruits the distance so they don’t give up 100 miles into their 3,000-mile trip?

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Kim Klaver


  • Yes.
    In the Klaver way, so they keep their enthusiasm, grounded in the true commitment, distance and time…

  • If there were a top 10 list of NM nono’s this one would certainly be on it. I’m curious. If we truly are honest with our potential recruits, how many of them would say up front, “That’s too long, I don’t think it’s for me,” and go somewhere else. Funny thing is, they would have gone somewhere else eventually anyway. Only by telling them the truth up front, you save your self a lot of time and hassle.

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