Why I chose to be a Network Marketing Sponsor and Mentor
It's been a few days since I have posted on here, and with some good reason. I have been spending some quality time reaching out to my team, working with them and helping them move into their dreams.
I have also been talking with some brilliant prospects and clients that have shared their stories with me. I heard their pain when they were telling me about how they had been taken advantage of by greedy companies and sponsors, I mean recruiters with huge egos. I have heard stories of having to pay hundreds of dollars to join companies and spend even more for training and materials. That did it... I already knew I was a mentor and sponsor. Just hearing these stories brought out my true passion.
I'm just one person, and my mission is to find and help as many people that I can that have been through the bad side of MLM and Network Marketing. When I first started mentoring and sponsoring, I was a bit focused on myself. Makes sense, I was getting my ducks in a row and learning how to listen. I was learning how to be a friend. I was learning how to duplicate a proven system. So, I guess it wasn't too bad that I did have some focus on me! As my mentor and sponsor has been teaching me, it's about finding others with the same passion. Of course, most of us don't really realize the passion until we hear the pain in someone's voice, or see an email that tells a story of being ripped off. It's in there, because I have lived it and when you have lived it, you want to put an end to it.
Now, don't get me wrong. Some sponsors have good intentions. They want to grow their team and help their team grow... they just don't have the skills to lead or a system that is simple to duplicate. I am not saying that all recruiters are bad, either. All I am saying is the majority of people that I meet daily, have been left alone to try to figure something out that should be taught by their upline. I have seen people spending money on ads that don't work. Distributors advertising their products every 2 minutes on Twitter thinking that is going to attract other distributors and customers. That's not network marketing.Network Marketing is a RELATIONSHIP business... not a sales business or a sign up game.
I have been there. I say this all the time, because I have. The experiences I have lived through are serving me now to be able to help those that have similar dreams and goals. We all got into network marketing because we didn't want to work for the rest of our lives. We got into the industry for the residual income because our retirement funds wouldn't allow us to live the life we worked so hard for. Who doesn't want to be financially independent? Oh, and the heavy hitters preyed on that with their promises and lies only to use us for target practice.
I have also had conversations with those that don't even realize it. I hear them defending a person they haven't heard from since they signed up. Denial is a trait of shame. Don't be ashamed. It happens, we have all been duped once or twice; either on purpose or not.
Why I chose to be a Sponsor?
In so many words, I chose to be a sponsor because I care about other people. I AM other people! I have a sponsor that cares about me and my family. He cares about the people that join me. He cares about the people that join them. I am like him. My mentor, my friend, my sponsor is WHY I CHOSE TO BE A NETWORK MARKETING SPONSOR! I love what I do, I love helping people and witnessing their small victories that turn into huge breakthroughs! It's amazing, and then watching them do the same for the people they sponsor! WHAT AN AMAZING THING!
I think I just kind of went around in circles with this post, but I have to be honest and say it just flowed from the heart.
I would love to hear your story, share it with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Til Next Time,
"Because YOU Are Worth It"