“I never did it for the money.”

Oprah Winfrey started with no money. Steve Jobs started with no money.

They’re both worth hundreds of millions today.

Recently Oprah shared Jobs’ secret to success:

“Follow your passion.  Do what you love, and the money will follow. Most people don’t believe it, but it’s true.” -Oprah

From his earliest interviews, it is clear that Jobs was more motivated
by creating (and marketing) great products than by calculating how
much money he would make at building these products.
“I never did it for the money” he said.

Is this what it takes to become an extraordinary presenter? Or
extraordinarily successful? To NOT do it for the money?

What then, about so many who started an MLM
business? Were you initially attracted to the
money the recruiters were pitching?

Can that be the reason so many folks feel like they’re not
good presenters? Or don’t make much money?  Too many of us
came into it for the wrong reason and it’s not working?

Yes, I know many folks have stayed in the business because
they’ve cultivated a passion for the products. Others love helping
people or just enjoy meeting their mlm friends twice a year
at the annual convention.  Those are good things.

But for the big financial success, one needs to cultivate
a driving passion for something much bigger than the money.

How can we present the business with a reason that is NOT
the money?  Jobs didn’t recruit any of his team with a bit money promise.
Instead, everyone in the early days (and now) feels they’re part of a team
whose going to change the world with what they’re doing.

Sounds like a cool goal to me.  Is it time to change our pitch?

Your thoughts?







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Kim Klaver

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  • This post has come at a very important time for me in my MLM business. Yes, I was attracted to the biz for money reasons (hey, I’m 33 and living with the moms to pay off debt!), and did well in my first couple months due to this driving force. But, I hit a wall with scheduling, busyness, and circumstances preventing me from my ‘regular’ successes I had started to *somewhat greedily* count on. I found myself pushing where I promised I wouldn’t push, competing where I thought I wouldn’t have to compete, and getting downright annoyed when people I loved weren’t cooperating with my schedule (even though I should be kissing their feet for agreeing to help me on ANY level!)

    Because of this, I had a breaking point and a realization that it is far better to serve and to sacrifice than to be ‘successful’. In fact, I had to re-define my idea of ‘success’ to include reconnecting to old friends, seeing people’s generosity, getting to teach others important things I’ve learned, and working with an incredible team. If I measure my success with these markers, then I’d say I’m already rich, 4 months into my business.

    Thanks for all your practical & genuine MLM insights. I’ve learned so much from your e-book & posts!

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