O'Reilly logo

How to Become Filthy, Stinking Rich Through Network Marketing: Without Alienating Friends and Family by SHELBY HALL, DEREK HALL, VALERIE BATES, MARK YARNELL

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 8

DEAL WITH YOURSELF

The Mentor in the Mirror

Valerie Bates

I am all that I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about me or the world around me, the better company I am for myself.

—Noel Coward

Self-sabotage is one of the biggest causes of failure in network marketing—both during the first 90 days and beyond. Of course, most people don’t realize that they are unconsciously ruining their own chances for success. I’ve never heard anyone admit during my years in this profession that they failed because they undermined their own chances of achieving their goals. But that’s precisely what they did in most cases. They allowed themselves to get distracted, and essentially failed to “deal with themselves.”

My goal in this chapter is to help you form a rock-solid foundation that will enable you to persevere through the difficulties inherent in growing a network marketing business.

I’m sure many of you are eager to immediately get into the nitty-gritty of how to build a business; however, many years of experience—as well as interviews with those who have earned millions—have proven that no matter how good the systems and marketing strategies, people do not persist when their personal foundation is fragile. Without a firm sense of accountability, a powerful reason for building your business, a ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required