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The Damn Truth about Network Marketing
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    2004-02-21

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    The Damn Truth about Network Marketing
    by Scott Lucas


    How I Was Wrong and How You Can Learn From My Mistakes

    by Scott Lucas
    © 2003, http://www.WebCashLeads.com/2894


    It’s interesting to hear people’s opinions about Network
    Marketing. There are some people that think it’s a pyramid
    scheme, a scam, not a profession, or that it does not work.
    SHAME ON THEM! If only these same people got educated about
    the industry, they would think differently.

    The people I’m referring to are the people who have been
    exposed to our industry either directly, they’ve been
    approached in the past or indirectly, they know of someone
    who was in Network Marketing, or was also exposed.

    This is sickening! Uncle Harry tells you it’s illegal and
    that you’ve been brainwashed into thinking you can be
    successful in Network Marketing. Your landlord thinks it’s
    one of those “pyramid things” and that Network Marketing
    doesn’t work, and your friend Marty says, “Your doing one
    of those things AGAIN?!”

    Two of the above situations happened to me. No, I don’t have
    a Uncle Harry. First of all, my landlord is closed-minded
    and doesn’t care to know the truth. Now don’t get me wrong,
    I don’t say that to poke fun but to illustrate how there are
    other people like my landlord. I once heard that the truth
    shall set you free. Lets just hope they accept the truth.

    As for Marty, that was a legitimate question. I’ve been in
    the marketing industry off and on for 5 years. My first
    experience was direct marketing traveling the East Coast,
    business to business, selling an all natural degreaser. I
    spent 3 months BROKE, living and mooching off the company,
    and only sold 1 case of 12 bottles the entire time. It was
    a very interesting experience and one I will never forget.

    I did direct marketing again selling vacuums for about two
    months and sold NOTHING, then I tried once more selling a
    pendant and ID card that was used to retrieve personal and
    medical information electronically. I sold NOTHING.

    So I tried Network Marketing. The first company I was with
    is over 30 years old and is on the NYSE. First I was a
    customer then I became a distributor, and I still use the
    service today. I have saved money using this service and
    will continue to do so. For about 7 months, I only sold one
    plan to my mother-in-law and that was that. It was with this
    company that I was introduced to self-development or self-
    help. The training, support and resources were ALL there but
    one thing was missing- my REASONS! So I ended up QUITTING.

    During my next venture in Network Marketing, I was going to
    college to earn an Associates Degree in Computer Networking.
    I was learning to become a MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems
    Engineer). I was doing great, fantastic and on my way until
    I let myself get DISTRACTED. Four months before the end date
    of college, I came across another company. The pay plan was
    awesome... the people were great and supportive... I paid a
    total of $600 to attend three seminars and I felt great.
    But something happened. I had a lot of products in my
    basement and was using the products, but I lost BELIEF.

    I was off the path! Oh my God! I also had thousands worth of
    products that were just sitting there collecting dust! What
    the hell was I going to do? Well, I did NOTHING.

    In between companies, I dabbled with Internet Marketing.
    Buying courses, ebooks, programs, websites, audios, videos,
    reports and almost anything learning how to have a
    profitable home based business. There were so many “gurus”
    and self-proclaimed “who doners” (those who said they’ve
    done it, but really haven’t).

    Within a 5 year period I had invested $15,000 and felt lost,
    confused, aggravated, frustrated but more importantly shame.
    I was ashamed of myself because I was a FAILURE. I felt as
    if I failed myself, and others were there NOT to boost me up
    but to say, “I told you so” (in a nutshell). Though very few
    of my family and friends knew about my experiences, the few
    who knew was enough.

    I was wrong!! I should not have felt ashamed even though I
    was confused, aggravated, lost and frustrated. With so many
    Network Marketing companies and Internet Marketing courses,
    how could ANYONE make an educated decision to learn ONE
    system and stick with it? Multiple streams of income? Which
    ones do I choose? The ad copy looks great and is compelling
    me to buy but should I buy ANOTHER ebook, program or course
    when I haven’t even APPLIED what I’ve learned from all the
    others? That’s if I took the time to read it.

    I was blaming everything and everyone for MY failure! I fell
    VICTIM to the myth that all I had to do is position myself
    in front of a trend and the money would come to me. That all
    I had to do was sit in my underwear, on the couch, send some
    postcards every now and then and watch the money roll in.
    My victim mentality was getting me, my family, my dreams, my
    hope and future in Network Marketing NO WHERE!

    Do not make the same mistakes I have made. If you are still
    reading this, thank you and god bless you. That tells me
    one of three things:

    1) You have the victim mentality and you’re still doing what
    I’ve done for the past 5 years.

    2) You’ve been there and done that and have found the path.

    3) You’re looking for a way out of the victim mentality and
    have not found the path.

    If you’re still confused, aggravated, lost and frustrated
    then I know how you feel. If you’ve been there and done that
    and have found the path, you’re a good student! If you have
    the victim mentality but are looking for a way out but have
    not found the path, this is what I’ve found out.

    I used to feel that the more I knew, the more money I would
    make. What I found is that it’s NOT TRUE. The more you know
    about marketing from more than ONE PERSON, the more likely
    you are to be confused, aggravated, frustrated and lost.
    Why? Because you’re learning from more than person about the
    same subject when both of them give you completely different
    answers. How else would you explain buying all those ebooks,
    courses and programs about Internet Marketing? Have you read
    all of them? I was guilty of doing this to.

    To be a good student, one must find a teacher or mentor and
    MODEL what they did to reach their GOALS. Notice I said “a”
    teacher or mentor. This means ONE person, not two or more.

    Very few people understand the concept of modeling and goal
    setting when it comes to a profitable business, whether it
    be Network Marketing or Internet Marketing. I know I did
    because I just wanted to know how to make money.

    The SECRET to making money in Network Marketing, Internet
    Marketing or any business is a mandatory law that very few
    marketers know, or will share with the masses because this
    law will break their business or will change your victim
    mentality into a success mentality.

    ALL successful people had a MENTOR and those who want to be
    successful in marketing, have to have a mentor. This is a
    law, a mandatory principle to your success. If you continue
    breaking this law, as I once did, you will have similar
    results in your marketing career as I once did.

    For the sake of your confusion, frustration, aggravation and
    DEBT, either change what you’re doing RIGHT NOW or STOP what
    you’re doing all together because you will not succeed.


    Scott Lucas
    Elizabethtown KY
    270-737-6187 (anytime)
    mailto:scottlucas@mlmhelp.com

    **********************About the Author**********************
    Scott Lucas is an up-and-coming entrepreneur that knows the
    mandatory law the Internet is trying to steal from you, but
    you don’t even realize it. If you feel the Internet could be
    your goldmine, now is your chance to take back the 93.5%!
    http://www26.brinkster.com/abnormalthinker/stolensuccess.htm
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