I read a great article by Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump called, Why We Recommend Network Marketing.
My mom once told me, “People only get really mad when you say something that they know is true”. That was true when she would ask me things like, “Why did you let someone else ride your motorcycle after I said not to”. I would fly off the handle and lash back, “Why don’t you ever trust me.” Why? Because she drove by the trail and saw some kid, who was not me, on my bike! In my last post I quoted Donald Trump. Many people don’t like Donald Trump. Many people will blurt out cursory statements like, “Take advice from Donald Trump? He’s broke” Ummmm, broke people don’t get from point A to point B via a black helicopter with a TRUMP logo on the side of it!!! Case closed! That leads to the other 50% of the people who happen to respect what the man has been able to do – a few times – make money! This all leads to another BLURT/QUESTION/STATEMENT from many people who are uneducated in the field of network marketing…
(***whispering***) pssssttt… They call them themselves “skeptics” because it sounds smarter than “I don’t really know much about this stuff”
Is Network Marketing a pyramid scheme?
Listen, don’t take offense to that question. There are Pyramid Schemes out there so it’s a legit question. That’s a fact! Is Network Marketing one of them? Simply stated – no. Is a corporation a Pyramid Scheme? Ahh, let’s see… answer a question with a question: A corporation has a CEO at the top that makes the most money and, generally, everyone else is below the CEO and will never make nearly as much money. Is that a Pyramid Scheme? As the article states, “A true network marketing business is the exact opposite of a traditional business model”. That’s a very important statement so read it again. Focus on the last three words! If you’re in Network Marketing, you’re breaking tradition! You will get a lot of resistance from people who disguise themselves as skeptics. Many of those skeptics hold positions high on the corporate pyramid scheme. As Kiyosaki himself states, “My reply is that corporations are really pyramid schemes.”
Just like the New York Yankees did this year by abandoning the old Yankee stadium and beginning the season in their new stadium, stand behind your decision and go for it! Do all you can to learn the industry from top industry leaders. There will be many people who are against building new traditions in a new industry and there will be equally as many people who are all for it. Find those who are all for it and Play Ball!
Are you ready to play? Seriously? I’ve taken the time to create three posts here to help you understand the words of Kiyosaki and Trump regarding Network Marketing. I hope this resonates with you as it does with me. After all, I choose to surround myself with like-minded folks that want to build an important business and a lasting financial legacy. If you’re like me and you want to play ball, schedule some time in my calendar and see how it’s done!