Network marketers are often searching for the next big thing that will deliver the incredible incomes they have dreamed about. One thing is often missing from these dreams of wealth and instant prosperity. WORK!
Nothing comes for free. Nothing! There is always a price to pay, whether that is in time, work or investment or a combination of all three.
I read some wisdom today by one of my church leaders, Russel M Ballard, who shared the way bees work together for the benefit of all.
A highly organized beehive—a colony of about 60,000 bees work together in a most extra-ordinary way.
Honeybees are driven to pollinate, gather nectar, and condense the nectar into honey. It is their magnificent obsession imprinted into their genetic makeup. It is estimated that to produce just one pound (0.45 kg) of honey, the average hive of 20,000 to 60,000 bees must collectively visit millions of flowers and travel the equivalent of two times around the world. Over its short lifetime of just a few weeks to four months, a single honeybee’s contribution of honey to its hive is a mere one-twelfth of one teaspoon.
Though seemingly insignificant when compared to the total, each bee’s one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey is vital to the life of the hive. The bees depend on each other. Work that would be overwhelming for a few bees to do becomes lighter because all of the bees faithfully do their part.
The Hive Of The Network Marketing Team
No-one achieves success in network marketing without a communal effort by hundreds of others. Each of us must play there part in collecting our one-twelfth of a teaspoon. It is the very nature of the business model that we work together for each others benefit. In the long run, those people, the guru’s who are at the top of the tree are the ones who have helped the most people. Hard hours of helping others. Each of us doing a little bit of prospecting, converting and supporting helps us all achieve those incredible incomes that the business model offers us.
In the beehive, not one bit of effort is wasted. Everyone works , everyone shares. It is the same with any network marketing model. We only achieve when we contribute. We only benefit when we serve others.
Nothing comes without work! Determination and perseverance! Optimism. Goal setting and taking daily steps to achieving. Most of all – we need to enjoy the journey. Achieving goals are nothing without enjoying our business, our business friendships, our commitment to customers.
So….. my advice today… is as always, choose well and once you have chosen, do something each and every day to progress your business, not matter how small an action.
Keep your goal in mind – and work together for the benefit of all.