Tell me if this sounds familiar: You start your network marketing business, maybe it’s your first, maybe not, and you are really excited to get things rolling. Finally, you can see a way to achieve the kind of lifestyle that you’ve always wanted. You run to the closet and unpack all of those dreams that you had put away once you realized that you would never be able to attain them by following the prescribed route of going to school, getting good grades and then getting a “secure” job. Truth is, you were never told that there could be another way, outside of winning the lottery. But now, you’ve been told about a vehicle that could actually allow you to realize your dreams! Naturally, you want to share this excitement with your family, your friends, heck, with anyone and everyone! And, just as you expected, not only are they excited for you, but they want to share in your dreams and build a business with you! So, you start off on your new endeavor with all of the love and support of your friends, family and acquaintances.

Does this sound familiar to you? No? It doesn’t sound familiar to me either. This is one Fantasy Island I’ve never experienced. Unfortunately, the more common reaction we get when we announce our plans to break free of the mundane life to create an extraordinary one is more along the lines of, “You’re kidding, right? You can’t do that. What are you thinking? Snap out of it and focus on your job. Get a second (or third) job if you need more money. No one else we know is doing that. Besides, it’s probably illegal.” With that kind of “support,” is it any wonder so many people quit their business before they’ve really started?

Starting, or even maintaining, your own business will require a shift in mindset for most people. One of the first things I noticed about network marketing is the emphasis that the companies themselves place on personal growth and development. They understand that many network marketers will experience opposition and a lack of support from people who are unable to think outside of the box when it comes to earning a living. Jim Rohn had a great piece of advice when he instructed us to “Work harder on yourself than you do on your business.” We spend 13 years being educated by our school systems to think and act a certain way; it’s going to take more than a few weeks to “wake up” from that kind of conditioning.

One thing that is so important is to make sure that you understand just what matters in establishing a successful business. What positive steps are you taking to not only get your business up and running, but also to create the proper mindset for success in yourself? If you are letting the things that don’t matter affect you and, in turn, your business, then those words of doubt will become more than just words – they will become your reality. Focus on your dreams, and if they are strong enough, you will stop letting the people and things that don’t matter, matter.

– Mark

To reach my dreams, I am collecting gold and silver assets and earning an income from it!  To make it even better, the Government approves of my product!