GUIDED BY THE ULTIMATE LEADER
I can only speak from experience. After about four years in network marketing, I have come to understand the power of the human spirit. I started out in business back in my mid-twenties in Cameroon when I opened up a cyber café at a time when people were just beginning to learn about the internet back home. The business did well. And I decided to stay on the path of business ownership. We are also involved in other ventures today. But in everything I have done, none has been as empowering or brought out the best of me like network marketing.
As an MLM leader, you must be able to teach, inspire and encourage your leaders to the finish line. This means you must self develop and embrace success principles yourself. It is very humbling to watch yourself develop and grow as a person. I believe that if you can succeed in MLM, you can be successful in anything you seek to achieve.
Like everybody else, leaders do experience the ups and downs of business ownership. I seek to share my experiences & challenges truthfully so that in your difficult moments, you will remember my story. Ordinary people do achieve extraordinary things. Who isn’t ordinary anyway? We all are – some are just are more determined than others to live meaningful lives.
Of course, I have always been 100% committed. We work hard, have faced many challenges which we overcame and through the years we have seen the fruit of our labor. But there have been times, when the difficulties and challenges have seemed like we couldn’t take them. Like in everything else (doesn’t matter in what field), a time always comes when you are faced with failure. Throw in the towel or continue? In the Bible the Son of God Himself was overwhelmed with the sacrifice His Father asked him to make for mankind when he was faced with crucifixion. He asked if it possible for God to take that cup away from Him but the Father said, no you must finish. So he did.
Expect difficult days.
When Life Gets in the Way
One of those periods for us was in the winter of 2007. We were National Directors at the time (had been in the business for a year and some months). Our goal was to close out senior vice president by the end of that year. I got pregnant with my third child. It was a very difficult pregnancy. The last trimester was particularly trying. I had no choice but to put the business on hold during the last month –December 2007.
Continue reading in my book: HOW TO WORK FOR YOURSELF: Discover The Success Principles I Learned From Being Self-Employed For 20 Years