I have always heard that if you are thinking about joining a network marketing business you should find a company that is in momentum. There reason behind this is that during momentum you have the potential to build a big business because the company is still unknown to a lot of people.
I like the illustration above which is from Richard Bliss Brooke’s book The Four Year Career. Here is how he describes momentum :
Think of it like pushing a Smart Car up the hill, having it turn into a Cadillac at the top and a Ferrari at the downhill crest.
It is the low return on effort in the beginning that leads most people to give up. They don’t have the Vision and Belief in the payoffs on the other side.
The visual describes momentum perfectly. In the beginning you are pushing up hill, you hit a flat spot and the pushing is easier and when you hit the crest, you go sailing down without any effort. I got into the company I am in before we began momentum.
The company was 7 years old and no one had ever heard of it. I was one of the first 4 distributors to open up the Minnesota market. Everyday took a lot of effort as we were received with skepticism and disbelief. The return on our effort was small and we saw many people quit because it wasn’t easy. We were metaphorically pushing a car uphill and it wasn’t easy. A few years ago we hit the flat part of the hill. It still takes effort and hard work but it isn’t as hard because the terrain is not up hill. More people have heard about our products, even though there are still 8 our of 10 who have not heard about it. We are seeing much better returns on our efforts. In theory we will get to that spot at the crest where it will be smooth sailing. Those days when we will wake up and 1000 people joined the team while we were asleep. That’s momentum.
There is also a momentum in your personal team. At first you are thrilled to enroll one new team mate. You haven’t built up the energy to attract a lot of people and you have to go out and talk with people all of the time. As you add new team members your numbers start to double and triple and so does you money. Now you are on the flat part of the hill. I remember thinking my magic number was to have 500 people under me. I had a feeling things would change a lot at that point and they did. I went from 439 in February of one year to 1449 the following February. From there it has been like a snowball rolling down hill as my team has grown to 30,000 and the company is just beginning momentum.
Like Richard Brooke says, most people don’t have Vision or Faith to know that they are in the right place at the right time. Those same people will see people succeeding and say, oh they got in at the right time, they were lucky. It isn’t about luck. It is about being able to see a trend setter, do the hard work, on low returns because they know what they have their hands on.
I knew intuitively that I wanted to be part of It Works! the moment I heard a few sentences about the product. I had a feeling that it was going to be big and I was right. It was really hard to open up a new territory, selling a product that has results that are hard to believe. It is hard to face skeptics every day and there were many times that I wanted to quit. I didn’t quit because I have the Vision and I know this company is going to continue to see explosive growth.
This IS the perfect time to join It Works! The car has been pushed to the flat spot on the hill and now pushing it is much easier. We haven’t hit the point at the crest where we sail down the other side effortlessly but we will. Would you like to be part of something that is once in a lifetime? Would you like to change your financial landscape forever and create a legacy for your family. If so you will want to take a look at this.
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