Network marketing is a term that many people dislike. And if I am being honest, it used to be a term I disliked as well. And when I was offered an opportunity with a company, I quickly denied it. Mostly because I was scared of falling into that list of people the world hates.
But I have never been the 9-5 type of girl. Not because I am lazy. I worked my butt off through high school and college. I got a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and graduate certificate. I tried many jobs that were truly my ‘dream’ job at the time. But I just never felt satisfied or complete. I always felt I was building someone else’s dreams. I never felt recognized for my hard work and majority of the time felt I was over qualified for any position I took. I wasn’t growing. And it didn’t look like I ever would.
When I was officially diagnosed with endometriosis, that was when I knew for sure I wanted to change my life. I wanted to help others. I wanted to do it in a way that was my own though. I didn’t want to be on someone’s pay roll following their rules. I wanted a life where I didn’t have to stress if I didn’t feel well. Where I didn’t have to report to anyone and tell them why exactly I was calling out.
So, I started to create that vision. And boy let me tell you, it’s scary. Taking a leap of faith into something you’ve never tried before and hear nothing but horrible things about, can really cause you a lot of doubt. And since I am being honest, it isn’t easy. It is actually a really hard transition. But it was something I wanted so badly. Something that I was willing to work hard for.
And you know what? Network marketing has been exactly what I needed in my life. And while others disagree, I am ok with that. Just like 9-5 is not for me, network marketing is not for others.
But for those who are stuck, stuck wanting to build their own visions like me, but scared of the judgement and the unknown, here are 7 reasons why I am so happy with my decision to become a part of the network marketing world.
Full time or part time, you get to choose your schedule. I love being able to base my work days around what I have going on. Whether it is appointments or something other, I have the ability to work around it easily, without waiting for an OK or approval from my boss. Another thing I love, no commute. As someone with high anxiety when driving, my morning commute always set me up to have a horrible day.
Who wouldn’t like to get paid to talk about what they love? But it is so much more than just that. I feel like I am actually being recognized for my hard work, not just paid. There are also always bonuses, rewards and incentives. The only bonus I would get at my last job was a star sticker anytime I did something ‘worthy’ of one. But want to know my favorite part? Being able to help others earn extra income. Especially mommas or those who can just use that extra cash to help with bills. And although I am not making 6 figures and don't know if I ever will (goals + dreams), I am beyond satisfied with where I am at right now.
The amount of people I have met and friendships I have made since becoming a part of network marketing, is incredible. It is so exciting helping and watching others succeed, and building success together. I don’t think I have ever had so many friends in my entire life. And I love every single one of them.
I am so proud of the person I have become and still am becoming. Venturing into network marketing has helped me grow in so many ways. I have become more confident in how I look, how I speak and how I feel. I have realized what I want in life and have been able to find what makes me happy. That everyone else's opinion about my happiness, doesn't matter. I am now a goal getter, ambitious and even a little extrovert too! I love meeting people, talking with people and actually having conversations with them. I have learned so many things about myself and what I truly am capable of doing. And because of that, so many doors have opened. New opportunities have come into my life and have taught me so many things. If I did not take this chance, I don’t think I would have ever seen this type of growth in myself. And I continue to grow and learn daily. I have learned so much about business and it is because of network marketing, that I have been able to venture into other side businesses of my own.
I never knew what that was until I started network marketing. And boy am I so glad I now know. We always have room to improve. And being able to understand that, has really helped me transform into the person I want to become. Personal development and working on myself has now become something I love to work on daily. A skill I have really developed, that I never thought I would have, leadership.
When I was at my corporate job, there was always drama. Meetings always involved something negative. Someone talking badly about someone other. Someone not being happy with how someone else was doing their job. There was never any positive talk. And it always dragged me down. Since being in network marketing, trainings, and my team always give me this energy rush. There is always positive talk. Positive talk to leave negative things in the past. And to focus on the positive things in the future. I wake up motivated and excited daily. I look forward to hearing from team members or having meetings. Because they are always so uplifting. And that is the type of energy I need in my life.
I Am the Boss
Honestly, years ago, I would do anything to work for someone. I hated making decisions or being in control. It was scary having that type of responsibility. Until I realized, that truly wasn’t who I was. I was always made to be a boss. I like things my way. I like having control. I like having the responsibility of helping others. I like knowing my success is in my hands. And the only reason I was able to realize that, was because of network marketing.
I am always so scared to use the term network marketing. To tell people, yes, I am in network marketing. But as I sit here today, I am so proud to be writing a post like this. Because I love the life it is giving me. The person I am becoming. The strengths and goals and dreams I have developed. And all though it isn’t easy, it is the challenge I have always been wanting. Anything worth having, will take work. A lot of hard work. And that no longer scares me anymore. It excites me.
Jumping into something that is filled with a lot of unknowns, is scary for sure. But you never know a part of you, you may find by doing so. You may hate it or you may love it. But don’t let the unknown or people’s judgements and comments keep you from doing something you think you may love.
Network marketing can be a stepping stone towards what you truly want to do in life. You do not know what you will find out about yourself. If taken seriously, and if you are willing to work hard and have faith, it can really be an amazing opportunity. Regardless of what others think.
Because really, it is a business. Just like anything else.