In Your Face Truth about Network Marketing:
How I Was Wrong and How You Can Learn From My Mistakes
By Scott Lucas (c) 2003,
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
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.
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?!"
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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
You have the victim mentality and you're still doing what I've
done for the past 5 years.
You've been there and done that and have found the path.
You're looking for a way out of the victim mentality and have
not found the path.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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/