Too Many Excuses
Too many excuses. Most of the time, we are RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN FAILURES.
The idea came from Francesco Alberoni’s article with the same headline, published in the Italian daily “Corriere della Sera”, that I found very appropriate for a blog on Network Marketing. Actually, I often hear Distributors complain about their Sponsors or their downline, blaming them for their own failures in Forever. But, then I come to know that, in many cases, his/her Sponsor faced expenses to meet him/her several times, provided promotional, audio and video material, invested much time and perhaps money because he/she was broke, and so on. The Sponsor, however, remains to be the scapegoat. I can only say that the main rule of success is very simple:
Use the products and SUGGEST them to others,
and there is no magic wand. What it takes is commitment and a strong desire to succeed.
Ultimately, a Sponsor suggests not to buy certain items at the Supermarket, but to order them from Forever Living Products. Applying this simple principle is sufficient. Some people do not even use the products and expect to make it, but it is difficult to be convincing if you are not coming from your own experience. When you walk the talk, your message is expressed naturally and spontaneously, you speak with enthusiasm about your personal, positive experience. Some people do not even tell others that they are using these amazing products, despite their greatly beneficial effects. Instead of keeping all that joy to ourselves, we should share it with as many people as possible.
If nobody knows about the products and the network, nobody will look for you and nobody will do what you do.
The usual excuses are:
I DO NOT HAVE TIME.
I AM NOT GOOD AT SELLING.
I KNOW VERY FEW PEOPLE.
I HAVE NOT RECEIVED GUIDANCE.
We realize, at the same time, that people who complain have time for many other things. They sell themselves in so many ways in everyday life and, in reality, they know a lot of people at work and in other environments related to sports, politics, religion, societies or clubs, but they are reluctant to speak about their new, simple daily habit of using fantastic FLP products.
FLP has been in Italy for more than ten years and many Distributors started from scratch, especially without the means that the company puts at their disposal today: manuals, catalogs, brochures, flyers, forms, Company Policy, CDs and DVDs, tailored internet sites with e-commerce, monthly magazines, information and trainings with various experts. Therefore, the point is to understand that Network Marketing is within everyone’s reach. It is necessary to start by speaking to our closest circle of friends and relatives and gradually expand the range – directly or through means of communication, by phone or via internet, through newspapers and magazines, in coffee shops or trade fairs or exhibitions, and so on. The secret of success lies in public relations, in letting people know that we are using superb products, which are unavailable through traditional market channels, and that these products, in addition to good health, can also bring profit. Network Marketing comes to aid, as the word of mouth multiplies your message and your efforts. Actually, if you advise a person to use the FLP toothpaste every month and he/she, in turn, recommends it to others, every month, and so on, in twelve months the toothpastes will become 212 (4,096). Likewise, if you advise people to drink a bottle of Aloe Vera Gel, in twelve months the bottles will become 212 (4,096), and the same applies to the shampoo and other consumer goods. As you can see, it is about believing in the effectiveness of Network Marketing’s exponential growth, leaving aside the prejudices about pyramidal sales and chain letters, which are prohibited by Law no. 173 of 17.08.2005. They unfortunately still serve as excuses, conscious or unconscious, for many.
Two thousand years ago, the Romans claimed:
UNUSQUISQUE ARTIFEX FORTUNAE SUAE
(Everyone is the master of his own fate.)