I have noticed recently that the younger people, the generation termed “Millennials” have a different attitude about work, success and how they want to live their lives.
They have learned that working for a boss, who doesn’t appreciate you and may very well lay you off at anytime, isn’t the way to succeed. Success isn’t always about money and material things. It is about time for oneself, travel, enjoying life, building a family and actually staying home and raising your children.
To that end – people are now much more open to alternative ways of making money, different types of careers and especially – being an entrepreneur. We are beginning to see more and more people start their own business. These people know – you cannot trade time for money and ever come out ahead. There are only so many hours in a day, you are just one person and no one is really going to pay you what you are worth. Spending 4 years at a University is quite expensive and most cannot even afford it. Then, you graduate and are even assured of a job in the field you studied. But you can be assured that those student loan payments will start coming due.
Over the years we have seen a drastic change in the U.S.A. – the land of opportunity. In the past, family businesses flourished – they were the majority. Then big business began to grow, and grow and force the family owned businesses out. Big business has much deeper pockets and influence. Now very few start up businesses succeed. The products offered by these big businesses are often made in other countries. In my opinion, the products are cheap, not good for us and everyone knows it. Yet, we keep shopping and buying and making the rich man richer while the poor get poorer. Did you realize that the middle class is actually shrinking?
The costs to start a business are quite high. There is a significant learning curve and not much support. So what do we do if we are sick of working for someone else, sick of the hours and how they limit our enjoyment of life? What do we do if we just have an entrepreneurial spirit – we just want to own our own business? We know there has got to be a better way. . . . .
Now the “Millennials” that I referred to – they have open minds and look for opportunities. They aren’t afraid to work hard . . . .IF . .there is a big payout at the end. They see the potential in Network Marketing! I have watched young women get so excited by the opportunity to own a business. They find products they love and tell everyone about them. These people are excited! They share the business opportunity with anyone who will listen. If someone isn’t interested then they just move on to someone else. It seems to be a new mindset. There is another way out there and we have a job to let everyone know about it. It is like a huge movement – people taking back their lives, realizing they were meant for so much more and pursuing their dreams.
Social media and technology have made Network Marketing much easier. I am able to run my international business from anywhere in the world. All I need is my phone, computer and internet access. I host meetings in my living room – in my pajamas – with 25-50 people around the world discussing our team activities and sharing our achievements. I can introduce someone I have never met to my business and get them started even if they are thousands of miles away. It is really amazing.
How many success stories
do you have to hear, before you decide
to write your own?
I know, there are still a lot of doubters out there.
“Those things never work!” “That’s one of those pyramid schemes.” “Only the people that got in the company at the ground floor ever get to the top.”
I am here to tell you – none of those are true.
Let me tell you about a young woman who, at the age of 19, took a chance. She lives in the United Kingdom and joined up with a friend who told her about a business. The opportunity excited her – she jumped in with both feet and knew she had found a way to help herself and others. She knew there were alot of young women and men that were struggling and couldn’t find decent jobs. At the age of 21, this girl has reached the 3rd level in her company and has helped several other young women begin to dream and really live. The oldest person on her team is 23 years of age. Just recently she was rewarded with a grand celebration and a Mercedes Benz – paid for by her company. So yes, it really does work – if you work.
So – any thoughts? I would love to hear what you readers think about network marketing.
Comment with questions or opinions. If you are a successful networker, share your story. If you are a “Millennial” let me know if you agree.