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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Keep Pushing On In Your MLM Business

Have you ever had one of those days, or maybe even weeks or months where you feel you can not push on for one more minute with your MLM Business? You can not possibly talk to one more person or face one more rejection.

Well, we have all "been there, done that" and the key to success really is to just keep pushing on.

I was at the gym this morning, "wired up" as my son calls it with my Ipod. It's Sunday and I usually take Sundays off from a work out or do some cardio at home, but my son wanted to go.

As I was starting to feel the "wimp out" mode setting in, REO Speedwagon blasted on the scene with their song "Keep Pushin' " and I knew I had to go the distance. It was just what I needed to finish my workout and even push it just a little more.

The same can be true of our business. We make calls and don't get any positive responses or feedback. We work on the retail aspect and some people say the price is too high, or something else is just not quite right. The new distributor who was ready to go and set the world on fire just called and quit.

It's times like these when the temptation is strong to just throw in the towel; hang it up; quit. After all, who needs this aggravation? Who needs to be laughed at by friends and family? Who needs this volunteer business?

Well, actually, YOU do!

You need it for a few reasons, and in no particular order -

1. You'll develop personal inner and outer strength through the lessons of the business.

2. You have the capacity to set any paycheck that you want for yourself and you'll be paid on your efforts and sweat equity.

3. You have the ability to positively affect the lives of thousands of people, most of whom you don't currently know and will often never meet.

The impulse to quit in a business like this is strong, and in the beginning, it shows up quite frequently. Until you reach a certain level in your business, this is just part of it. There is a point though, and if you keep with it you WILL reach it. And, the thought of ever quitting becomes a distant memory as you break through to higher places.

Think of all you have to gain by staying with it, by staying in the game. And think of all you have to lose by quitting. Think of all of the unanswered questions that will remain; the uncertainty about what would have been.

Take a little breather if you must. Take a 5 minute pity party. Call your sponsor just to vent. Read a great book on self development and know that every one who reaches the top in his/her desired area faces similar obstacles and challenges.

You have everything you need inside of you to see the job through. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and Keep Pushin'!

And i'm gettin to know myself a little bit better
Whoa , i keep pushin on
Keep pushin on, yeah

Goin through all the changes i made so many mistakes, oh yes i did
Tryin to leave behind the heartaches
And sometimes i think i was a little bit crazy, oh yeah
Whoa, i keep pushin on

Keep pushin, keep pushin, keep pushin, keep pushin on
Keep pushin, keep pushin, you know you have got to be so strong
Keep pushin, keep pushin, well even if you think your strength is gone
Keep pushin on

Well it's comin together i finally feel like a man, oh yes i do
I never thought that i'd be where i am, oh
Everyday i wake a little bit higher
Whoa i keep pushin on, oh yeah

REO Speedwagon Lyrics

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer
Six Figure WAHM


Bev said...

Hi Jackie,
This post is just what I needed to read right now. I am trying to work at a fulltime job, keep the books for our own family business and grow my Candle business. (which I hope will one day be my one and only job!)Sometimes I wonder if it is worth it because I feel like I am being stretched in so many different ways! As in your post.....I just have to "keep pushing on" and I know that I will one day reap the rewards. Thank-you, for your encouragement to us.

Bev Moore

Alethea said...

This is so true, this is what separates the 2% from the 98%!

~Alethea Anderson