Vision is not enough to succeed in Direct Sales aka MLM or Network Marketing. So what else does it take? It takes one small but powerful ingredient… FAITH!
The difference between success and failure has everything to do with the human competency of faith, the ability to believe in a future that can’t be proven. – Bill Shaw, CEO and Co-Owner of Southern Living At Home and Entertaining at Home.
Bill, wrote a great article for Direct Selling News in the December issue which in part reads…
“There are many paths that lead to the top desk in our industry, but none as enlightening as the one that starts at the bottom of a compensation plan…”
“There are many paths that lead to the top desk in our industry, but none as enlightening as the one that starts at the bottom of a compensation plan. It is not the path less traveled. In fact, it is the path most attempted. It is the steepest climb over a mountainous ego and a dangerous traverse across unfamiliar land. It is a trail many begin but few complete…”
“Many confuse the human competency I’m referring to as vision…”
“To win, each individual player would need to have faith in their teammates…”
“If you didn’t start at the bottom of a compensation plan, then you have never truly experienced the miracle of our industry and the power of that moment when fear and desperation are supplanted by hope and possibility. You might understand it intellectually, but you’ll never know the exhilaration of the empowerment that comes with the delivery of a starter kit. It will be difficult for you to understand the enormous leap of faith required before the first step down the path.
At the very foundation of our business model, from decorative products to skin care and from network marketing to party plan, it has always been a business built on faith, the belief in a better life through direct selling—a belief that can’t be proven…”
Living An Epic Adventure,