Most of the people who hear me speak about the great business opportunities out there have heard of the many multi-level marketing companies. Yes, I am part of some of them and have looked at many others. But when do you add a multi-level company to your business line and when do you say “NO?”
Recently, I was approached by a lady who asked if I ever look for other income opportunities. She told me about the great things that multi-levels have to offer, how more and more people are making a great income and live an unbelievable lifestyle from working these businesses. Of course, I agreed with her.
When asked if I use any of them to make income for myself, I shared that I am involved in several different ones. I have one that provides me with a cash back system through owning an online mall portal; it also includes a travel site that we use to book all our hotels and some flights and car rentals. That alone saves us more than it cost to get started, plus it provides a great source of extra income.
I am also about to get started with a legal program that provides my business and me personally with a legal plan that, again, saves me so much a year on lawyers and legal fees. It’s another great addition to my current business and another form of income.
Now, the lady who started this conversation tells me that she has the greatest thing, that I am going to love it and will walk away from everything else. That statement prompted me to question her further as she does not know how much I speak on finding a purpose and building life around it.
The draw for almost every person who is thinking about starting and building a multi-level business is money. Those who are selling a multi-level to you typically talk about how they have a system with great rewards and it will make more money than what you are doing now.
So this leads to another of those times I like to say “NO.” You see, I teach that you need to have a system of passive income in place. Multi-level companies provide that when they’re built right. But building one is harder than working a job that you hate. You must find a company or product that follows your purpose and fits your business model. You must also be able to answer the “why” question when people ask you about it.
One of my mentors, who is involved in several multi-levels himself, is not afraid to take a look at other companies; but his mind is always about his business and the plan that he has built up till now. Every one that he looks at must fit into his current business plan.
So if you want to have a successful life, first find a purpose and a business plan. Then you can learn when to say “NO” to those people who are only looking to put numbers in their own down-line. After all, if you have no direction in life, you will follow anyone who appears to be a leader. Get your direction right and learn to say “NO” to what is not going your way.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Are you ready for the next level to be the RockStar in your world?
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