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.
270-737-6187 (anytime) mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
**********************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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