Forget the money.

Making money. Online (or off). Who doesn’t want that?

Lulu bought several of these “how-to” programs, hoping to learn how to make money online. But none of them worked for her. Lulu is no dummy and put in an honest effort.

It’s not that the programs were necessarily bad. Some folks made money with them.

What’s wrong?

Here’s what people who sell how-to-money-making programs don’t say:

You are not someone else.

You don’t have the same skills, the knack, or the interests that those selling program X (or method X) have. Or, that those have who are making money with it.

The bigger money in NM and other direct sales ventures is in the back end. I.e. it doesn’t show up for a year, or two, or three. If ever.

In those first 365 days, it is only your own interests and passion for whatever it is you’re doing, that will take you there. We know it’s not the money because there is none in the beginning.

That’s why NM has a 95% drop out rate.

Forget “the money.” Or “the market” Or “What’s hot? I’m doing that.”

Ask, what am I really good at, or what do I WANT to get really good at, that there might be a market for? (If you want more than extra spare change from your business, that is.)

P.S. Forget forced discipline, also. If the only way you can get yourself to call prospects, for example, is to force yourself, how fun is that? And if it’s no fun, how long will you continue?

P.P.S. I have taken my own advice. I’ve been a closet movie-maker for almost 25 years, and until now, never made the time. Well finally, this Spring, I did. I won’t make zip with my videos for now. But I’m learning how to film and edit, and now have some tolerable videos to show off the Extreme Regime Weight Control program. They’re not perfect. I even made a 90 second music ad for it. See here.

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  • I really like the statement about forgetting forced discipline. As much as I try to “force” myself to do something (regardless of how beneficial it might be) I always end up finding excuses not to do it. Thank you for the insight.

    Lead On,
    Brendan Dalley

  • Kim:

    Thanks for another great post. Everyone getting in to network marketing should read your document Friends, Lies, and Network Marketing. The only way to change the negative impression so many have of this great industry is to change our behavior. That is a leadership issue. Well done, Kim, and thanks!

  • This says it all, 2 simple quotes from Donald Trump….

    “…you have to love what you’re doing. I’ve never seen anyone succeed who didn’t love what they were doing.”


    “You cannot stop. If there is a concrete wall in front of you, you have to go through it. You can never, ever give up or even think in terms of giving up.”

    The rest are the 95%…

    ~Alethea Anderson

  • Brendan–It’s hard for EVERYONE because they keep hearing they’re not working it hard enough. When in fact, they don’t LIKE what they’re doing. If you force yourself, sure, you can. But what kind of person do you become to be around? And do the stress levels bring on the heart ailments?

    Bret – thanks for the good words.

    Alethea –

    “The rest are the 95%” you write, and I agree. However, given the way companies and recruiters recruit, by definition, 95%ers is all they get.

    When has ANYONE EVER in the history of NM recruited based on doing something meaningful in your life? Or something where you can make a big fat difference?

    No…It’s all about the lowest thing from a personal value standpoint: money money money.

    And yet it’s not enough since nearly everyone drops out. Because they NEVER loved the business or any part of it. The results they want, yes, and tomorrow, please. But because the process – the doing it of – is not meaningful – they don’t do it very long.

    Perhaps all share the blame. After all, most people who drop out admit that of course, it was too good to be true to imagine one could make $5,000/mo part time in 90 days. Or even in one year!

    But it’s good bait and continues to lure the wrong ones in day after day – those who don’t love doing any part of it and therefore cannot sustain the effort for more than a month or two.


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