The Mirror of MLM

I’ll let you in on a secret. Network Marketing is not a scheme. It’s not an industry. It’s not a business. It’s a powerful mirror.
So many people misunderstand MLM and so many fail at it because they don’t allow themselves to look directly into the mirror.
Does this sound strange? Well, read on. I’ll describe two scenarios that will make it “un-strange.”

You join MLM with hope and a big dream. You believe you can achieve enormous success like the leaders in your company. You charge into the game with enthusiasm. But wait a minute. No one wants to enroll. No one wants to get rich. No one wants to be free. At least, that’s how it seems to you.
“What do you mean, seems?” you’re thinking. “This ain’t seems. This is real.”
No-no-no. It’s not real. Yes, it is happening to you. But it’s just a reflection from the mirror. This may be a hard pill to swallow, but you are attracting people who say no. Let’s face it. Others in your company are enrolling people with ease. I guess they’re just lucky or more talented than you. NOT!
Your subconscious beliefs, doubts, fears, and your mind chatter are manifesting in the form of people who reject your products, services, and opportunity. You are being tested. The mirror is challenging you to discover what you’re made of.
A lot of people run for cover at this point. They bail. Their story becomes “MLM is too hard. It doesn’t work.” They attract many others who feel the same. That reinforces their story.
The second scenario begins differently. In this movie, people say yes to you. They enroll – sometimes many of them. But then, wait another minute. They begin to drop out like flies. Some joined like gangbusters. Suddenly, they disappear and won’t even return your calls.
This is when a lot more people run for cover and bail. Their story becomes “MLM doesn’t work because you can’t rely on anyone.” And guess what? Right. They meet and attract others who feel exactly like they do. They stick to their story, find comfort in their JOB, and go through life praying for Friday to arrive.
What becomes of the few who don’t run for cover? They calmly look at their results. They take full responsibility for what’s happening. They stand tall and gaze directly into the mirror. They don’t shrink from what they see. They don’t deny it or judge it harshly. They embrace it.
Then they take MASSIVE ACTION to change it. They get proper training on how to talk to people. They acquire the language of attraction. They invest in personal development and commit to it on a daily basis. They read books on MLM and master its principles of success.
Their story becomes, “Network Marketing is the most wonderful industry in the world of free enterprise.” They meet and attract like minded people. They support one another and grow together. Soon, their earnings exceed their expenses. Then, money begins to flow into their lives from a fountain that becomes a waterfall.
Their belief strengthens. Their minds tune into a different channel where they no longer hear the naysayers. The painful sound of the word, “NO,” transforms to the steady whisper of the word, “YES!”
They live into a new permanent story entitled, “DREAMS COME TRUE!”
From the office of Drew Berman, contributed by Louis Di Bianco.

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  • Susan Lamontagne October 19, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Drew,
    I think this is a great article. I love and believe in MLM and I think you hit the nail on the head.

  • Susan Lamontagne October 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Hi Drew,
    I think this is a great article. I love and believe in MLM and I think you hit the nail on the head.