The FLP Network Marketing requires HUMILITY, PATIENCE and PERSEVERANCE and, above all, hard work and time. Fortunately, today FLP puts at our disposal a wide variety of tools and resources for a much faster progress. However, we can hardly succeed without effort, dedication, and even sacrifice.
If we read about or listen to success stories, we realize how much commitment lies behind each one of them. Luck is always an important piece of the puzzle, especially in finding the right people who can recognize that the opportunity you are offering is so extraordinary. Once you have reached your goal and made an adequate income, which FLP pays regularly, every 15th of each month, you realize that you have become, in a way, a MISSIONARY, as part of the earnings are invested to help others. Indeed, THE MORE WE HELP OTHERS, THE MORE WE HELP OURSELVES. I, too, found myself following this unwritten rule.
You start by making points, or CCs, on behalf of someone from your Down Line, so that she/he can obtain the desired qualification. You may come across individuals who repay you with a smile and are very grateful for your generosity, and these people make a change. It makes you happy to help others, obviously only because you have the means to do it.
Well, FLP gives you the means to do good, leaving it to you to decide how much good you want to do.
But, mind you: DO NOT DO GOOD IF YOU CAN’T STAND UNGRATEFULNESS. If you want to do good, just do it. Your mission starts and finishes and starts again, and there is no end to it. You may come across people no longer in their youth, who lost their job and have to maintain a family, cope with the rent, mortgage, school taxes and other expenses. A few months later you may be able to see, with pride and joy, a smile reappear on her/his face because he has cured the terrible disease Rex Maughn calls the EMPTY WALLET SYNDROME.
It is not easy for young people to find a job. They do not always realize that what they are being offered is a real business opportunity. Instead, they prefer to continue looking for a permanent employment, which practically does not exist any more. Then, some entrepreneurs might become suicidal, as they can no longer keep their company going and pay out the salaries and their staff may not even be part of the employment insurance scheme.
How does one reach out in time? Sometimes we do, only to discover how much good we can do.
It is not always easy to get the message across about the great potential of the FLP business.
If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. But if you give him a fishing rod, you feed him for a lifetime. Yet, if the situation is desperate, both are necessary, as a form of encouragement.
FLP has given a good example by founding Forever Giving, which distributes charity food packages that we also happened to put together in Singapore and Johannesburg. FLP also built hospitals and dispensaries for children with burns. While helping others, we feel a bit like MISSIONARIES, supporting people in creating an income, without the need to invest or beg, making them proud of having overcome their dire situations. I have seen nuns assisting hospital patients and children in kindergartens and orphanages. I have seen friars running soup kitchens to feed destitute Italians, foreigners and refugees. It is impressive to see how much only a few friars manage to do every day owing to some unselfish and generous individuals and dozens and dozens of voluntary workers.