Needless to say, the experience of the past year has been a bit unsettling. Being an entrepreneur I began to investigate other ways to supplement (or even replace) my income. It seemed as if the “traditional or usual” way to earn an income had been compromised enough (at least for the time being) to send me searching for a better way.
So I stumbled into network marketing. A friend of a friend was talking about this great new product and how we are going to make a ton of money off of it, so naturally I was intrigued. Intrigued enough that I signed up (along with a few of my friends in that social network).
It was a pretty good product. It was a great business model and compensation plan. After learning the business and getting my feet wet over the next couple months I found that I had little knowledge of what network marketing really consisted of. I had several pre-conceived notions that now seemed silly. What thrilled me the most was the idea of an actual, sustainable passive income. But after being involved in this particular company for the time that I was, I came to realize that there was a major piece of this puzzle missing. A piece that was big enough to sabotage any chance of any residual (or current for that matter) income. Of all the people I knew and was working with in this company there was never any real focus or game-plan or goals.
There was a ton of energy (which was a good thing – good to keep everyone excited) but there was absolutely no focus. There was no team work and no expert training and/or mentoring.
It was a great business model with a decent product with no means of implementation and execution.
My next train of thought was (albeit obviously) to find a company that had a great product (or line of products) and a brilliant compensation plan all combined with an experienced team that knew how to harness energy and enthusiasm and channel it into a focus that could be effectively used.
And then I found it!
I found a company that was not missing any pieces to the puzzle.
- Great product line
- Brilliant compensation plan
- Longevity (and upward growth curve)
- Positive and energetic founders and leaders
- Focused and precise methods
And, to top it all off, I am especially fortunate to have become an associate in a team working very closely with a network marketing industry leader. His name is Drew Berman. Although I have a good deal to learn still, I feel that in this team, along with Drew’s unwavering guidance, I have the tools I need at my disposal to succeed at something that in the past I would have never thought possible. The sky is the limit!
From the office of Drew Berman, contributed by Al Davis.
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