Today I’m going to pick up where I left off in our discussion about full-time vs. part-time Network Marketing and how it affects wealth-building. If you haven’t read Part 1, do that now.
Now those of you that know the history of The Four Year Career® know that I came up with this concept in 1979 in anticipation of recruiting a bunch of marketing major students at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I had this grand plan that I was going to pitch these marketing majors on not quitting college, but actually building a Network Marketing income while they went to college … so when they graduated their 5th year,
- instead of groveling for a job,
- instead of ending up living in a city and building a life pretty much based on whatever company offered them any kind of a decent job coming out of college …
What if they graduated college and they had $4,000 or $5,000 a month?
What if you graduated college and had that kind of income coming in?
What kind of decisions would you make different? Like maybe,
- Would you travel the world for a year
- Learn the world,
- See the world,
- Meet people?
I am coaching a young man that I’m mentoring who just graduated from Iowa State, and he’s not sure what he wants to do but he’s brilliant and he’s talented. He’s not sure what kind of career he wants. So I’m setting him up for an hour-long interview where he calls up 30 or 40 self-made multi-millionaires that I know. They come from all walks of life, all different businesses, all different religions, all different races, all different areas of the country. He’s going to probably spend 6 months studying the diversity of success and cultures and lifestyles and decision-making processes. What if you had the freedom to do that?
The point of all this wealth-building conversation is sometimes you maybe see the old money, the wealthy people in your community, and you ask yourself,
“Well, how did they get so much money?”
Did you know it could be as simple as somebody that just created the Vision, created the plan, and dedicated themselves for as little as maybe 10, 12, or 14 years and changed entire generations of a family?
Changed their wealth-building forever.
Because here’s what I know folks, if you had started off with $8,000 a month in income as a college graduate,
- Yes–some of us would’ve blown through it, I probably would’ve,
- Some of us would’ve invested that in a business,
- Some of us would’ve invested that in education,
- Some of us would’ve invested that in contributions,
- Some of us would’ve leveraged that money to build a 10x life, a 20x life, a 100x life!
10x of what we would’ve created through the job paradigm, the groveling paradigm, the grinding paradigm or working 60 hours a week just to pay the bills and we do that for 40 years so we can retire for the golden years on 40% of what wasn’t enough for 40 years!
It’s a bankrupt paradigm.
I know some people make it work. But the odds of making it work are so much different today than they were 20 or 30 years ago. 401ks are pretty much a thing of the past for people starting a job today. Companies morphing and getting acquired, going out of business … you can’t count on working for a company for 30-40 years. You have to have a plan that anticipates radical change, you gotta have a system that anticipates disruption. You gotta have a plan that anticipates the Amazon’s and the Apple’s of the world because they change everything, they changed the game.
What is your plan? What is your system to set your family up for generations to come, for the next 100 years, for the next 500 years.
To be a family that has a basis of wealth so that they can go out and create a 10x or 20x life. What’s your plan for that? The point of all this is if you decide, “Okay, I’m making $5,000 a month in Network Marketing so I’m going to quit my job and go full-time.” Oooh, big mistake … you’re broke like everybody else. Right? And there’s nothing less attractive in the world than a broke, desperate Network Marketer.
Now think about this from a connecting, inviting standpoint.
You’re talking to someone about the opportunity the way you saw it when you first got involved, when maybe all you could see was $500 or $1,000 a month. That’s the opportunity that you’re sharing with somebody new that you’re working with. Although you’re full-time, you’re showing them a part-time opportunity even though you’re full-time. What you want to think about is the disconnect there.
The disconnect from the person that you’re talking to that you’re looking to cast a Vision, they’re hearing what you say but they’re looking at you and you’re full-time. Now, if you’re showing them an opportunity to make $1,000 or $2,000 a month on a very part-time basis and you’re full-time … they expect that you make $20-, $30-, or $40,000 a month! Then you better look like it, you better act like it, right? And then no matter what you’re showing them on paper, if who you are is a full-time Network Marketer, they have this feeling that they can’t measure up to you.
- They can’t do what you’re doing,
- They can’t be who you are because they don’t see that Vision for themselves, maybe they don’t even want it.
- They have a family,
- They have a job,
- They have obligations,
hey’d love an extra $700-$800 a month, but they can’t see themselves doing it full-time, so they won’t relate to you.
No matter how much money you earn as a Network Marketer, what if you always had the posture of being part-time?
What if you’re making $10,000-$15,000 a month and it’s part-time mad money? You still have a core profession! It doesn’t mean you have a 60-hour a week job, you just have a core profession. Maybe it’s only 20-30 hours a week, but that’s your job.
If you keep your lifestyle matched up to that job income and you used your Network Marketing income to build wealth, you can change your family’s wealth profile forever. And you can do it in the next 10-15 years.
So just consider that.
Consider the opportunity that we have in Network Marketing to invest 30 minutes or 1 hour a day. I know some of you think, “Oh my gosh, it takes so much more than that!” Go watch the Secret Formula again if you forgot about it.
If you invite one person a day to look at this opportunity and you do that for 90 days, you’ve done more actual work to build your empire in Network Marketing than 99.99% of the people that have ever been in this profession. You’re rarified air, you’re 1 out of 10,000 people.
All you have to do is invite one person a day.
How long does it take to invite one person? Don’t tell me it takes 3 or 4 hours.
- It takes 3-4 hours to scroll through Facebook.
- To organize your office.
- It takes 3-4 hours to worry and procrastinate.
- It takes 3-4 hours to grind and struggle and make up all these stories about how you don’t know enough and you need more training.
- It takes 3-4 hours to get trained every day if that’s what you’re going to spend your time doing.
Or you can take 30 minutes to invite someone to look at your opportunity. That actually only takes 10 minutes. You can change the wealth profile of your entire family in just 30 minutes a day for the next 4 years. Keep that job and invest that money and become a cash millionaire. And then if you like how you have it set up, double down on it and the next time you double down it’s only 5 years, now you’re worth $2 million.
$200,000 a year for your family forever.
That’s Wealth-Building 101 from Super MLM Man himself.
Remember, the work is worth it.
P.S. Comment below and tell me if I changed your mind about going full-time in Network Marketing?
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