by CK Dillon · Filed Under: African American Baby Boomer Financial Pages
Looking For – That One Opportunity
Creating Vitality financially in today’s economic environment can help take the weight off mentally and eliminate a lot of anxiety and stress when it comes to meeting obligations.
We know that stress and worry will cause our bodies to suffer physically, so this article will be about one way (the way I chose, network marketing) that you can possibly take steps and begin to eliminate financial stress. Yes, I said possibly, because not all ‘opportunities’ fit all personalities.
I have no respect for people who try to sell someone on the advantages of a product when they have not used it themselves, with some success, or at least know someone who has benefited from it.
There is so much misinformation (noise) being bandied about online these days that it is hard to know who to trust. Many pretenders shout from the mountain-tops, “Look at me, I’m an expert, a Guru,” when they haven’t made a dime in their fledgling venture.
My belief is you should walk the walk before you make outrageous claims of profits earned, in an effort to have someone sign on to your opportunity, but people do it all the time. A wise woman taught me that you must plant seeds before the harvest; crawl before you walk.
Trust is hard to come by. Genuine, verifiable trust takes a long time to build. Fly-by-night so-called “opportunities” come and go, usually with an unsuspecting “Prospect’s” hard-earned cash in hand.
That’s why it is so difficult for a legitimate, well-meaning, network marketer to make a decent living online. Because we believe in our products or services, many of us keep on pushing ahead and savor each victory, one at a time. There’s no better feeling than when a man or woman comes to you and thanks you for the positive difference you made in their life.
Opportunities Come Everyday
But we have to sort through the noise. If you put in the work, do your due diligence and keep searching, real opportunities will surface. Opportunities that will withstand the test of time and scrutiny.
Look for a company that has the following going for it.
- a solid reputation
- touts a solid management vision
- has great track record with its customers
- is debt free or at least is financially sound
- run by an owner with unquestioned integrity
- markets viable products that are affordable, and needed
- provides continuing education and tools to build your business
If you do look for these qualities and are relentless, you will eventually find a great match.
Investigate the Business Owner
When seeking out a business to invest your time and energy promoting, check out the owner. The owner’s vision is the basis for the whole organization. This gives you a benchmark of where the business has been and where it is headed.
One of the best ways he or she can communicate his or her vision is to have a story. Listen. Just as every movie or book has a premise, so should every business.
If you listen to the owner’s story, find yourself filled with the vision, see yourself in the picture he paints, you’ve found your match. Time for you to study the other bullet points so you too can become a great story teller and promote your business.
Remember, once you get the vision and are ready to move forward, education and tools alone will not create success. Your passion, enthusiasm, hard work and the quality of your story is what will make you a success in network marketing.
Don’t try to build Rome in a day. It’s impossible to work on the whole picture at once. Begin with a single brush stroke, at the bottom, and work your way to the top, from that foundation.
A Few Words of Caution
After you find a good fit and until you understand this industry, stay with one opportunity. Focus. Treat it like you are building a million dollar business, because you may well be.
Study every day, every week. Learn your product. Be patient. Associate with positive people who have the same goals and are willing to share their knowledge.
I wish you all the success you can handle, and much more than you can imagine.
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