I've been in the network marketing industry for 4 years now. When I first came across the industry I was actually looking for job. The opportunity had been advertised as if it was a job, but it sounded very interesting so I investigated further.
We looked at the opportunity closely and were very excited about what it could offer us. We had always wanted to run our own business but didn't really know where to start. This seemed to offer us the best of both worlds. We could start it on a part time basis and still work our jobs at the same time. The idea was that we would then be able to both give up our jobs and have financial freedom.
So we set about working our business. We were very dedicated and loyal distributors. Some would say that we were obsessed with the business, but why not, after all we were working towards financial independence. We knew the prize was high therefore the work had to match up.
We both had full time jobs and eventually something had to give, we didn't want to give up on our dream so I went to work full time on our business. I was working 12 hours a day and a lot of time during the weekends too. We really gave the business 100% commitment and effort. However at the time we didn't know that we were actually MLM grinders! We loved the company that we were with and we loved the products, however we came to realise that something wasn't right. The plan wasn't working for us; it was difficult for us to admit it as we had always been told that the only people who fail are the ones who quit. But we had to make a business decision and decided to move on.
After listening to Randy Gage's audio - "Are you an MLM Grinder or Rock star" we realised that we were in a category 2 company - The Old Guard.
Now these are the companies that hit and actually sustained momentum for a significant period of time. They are now billion-dollar-plus companies and have already created legacy incomes for people who got in early and became a reason for their growth. These are fine companies offering stability and the chance for a steady income.
But most industry experts would agree with Randy that your chances of creating significant wealth with them have expired. They have reached a level of maturity that prevents someone from starting with them today and creating large bonus checks or exponential growth.
We also learnt from the CD that it wasn't our fault that we didn't succeed at our first company. We sponsored lots of people but they didn't duplicate and we certainly didn't earn what we were worth!
We decided to join a category 5 company. This is the "Holy Grail" of MLM. This is where true wealth is created in Network Marketing. This is an emerging company that possesses what it takes to hit and sustain momentum, and become the next billion-dollar success story. This is where legacy incomes and substantial wealth are created.
We can look at the successful companies that have reached and sustained momentum in the past, and look for the commonalities they all have. ALL of these are present with our new company; Agel. Here's a review of them:
Sizzle product line; Proper Capitalization; Management Depth; A Compensation Plan that Provokes the Correct Behavior; Field Leadership.
Agel has attracted a large number of some of the most successful multi-million-dollar producers in the industry. They have built the support structure that can help you build your dreams with Agel Enterprises. There are three components that make up this support, and they are what allow you to escape the grinder mentality and become a true MLM Rock Star:
* The System
There is a step-by-step system for you to follow. No matter what your education level, experience, or age, you follow a proven road map to building a successful network. These leaders know the best ways to build a network and created a system utilizing all that, so everyone has the same opportunity for success. The system prevents it from being all about you, which is the sure path to being a grinder--and instead provides a framework anyone can follow.
* The Infrastructure
An important element of the system is having the proper infrastructure in place to apply it. We have powerful recruiting materials such as magazines, DVDs, audios, websites and many other marketing materials in place. These resources allow you to get started fast, even if you have never been in the business before.
* The Training
Another critical element is the training on how you use the system and the infrastructure- and they have all that in place too. We have the benefit of weekly Leadership Training Calls, webcasts, local, regional, and international training events. We receive high-level training on how to build your team and create a residual income money machine with Agel.
We're really excited to be part of a category 5 company and we are now working our business on a part time basis but we are growing our business quickly, far quicker than with our previous company.
We now know that we are in the right company at the right time and are on our way to become MLM Rock stars!
by Julie Hanson, (c) 2007