This post is a continuation of the “Power of Recruiting” blog series. Part Four can be found here. The podcast this blog originated from can be found here.
Money ranks right up there with oxygen, with respect to necessity for life. You never think about money until you don’t have it. If you don’t have any, everything is at the effect of that. Business becomes a big part of our life, but business to me isn’t work. It’s opportunity to connect. It can become a very cool thing once you get out of the corporate space and you’re actually able to develop your own business with your own attitudes and attract like-minded people. When this happens, business actually becomes somewhat entertaining, enjoyable, and rewarding.
I would like to earn a substantial income without killing myself to do it. I don’t like to do anything by myself. I don’t want to be in a business in a bubble; I like to be around other people so we can go out and have cool experiences. You know, business is a big part of our lives.
I just thought of something else to add about recruiting. When I recruited my first international person, I was living in Australia and at that point in time, my business was just in Australia. It was a good, solid business but someone planted a little seed for me about one of the benefits of an online business: you can go global. It’s a good thing to do because all of a sudden you’ve got more stability and more economic stability within your business. If something weird happens in Australia, and you built other markets, then you’re a bit more solid.
I had my first person start in South Africa and since then, I’ve built teams literally all over the world.
The economic stability and ability to connect with people from all over the world is beneficial for your own personal growth and understanding. We’re all one essentially and we’re all connected. The more you learn about people, the more you realize and appreciate how similar we are. We all want to be understood, to be heard, to be comfortable, to have freedom in our lives, freedom in finances, and freedom in time to spend with our loved ones. No matter where we are on the planet, we all want the same stuff.
Absolutely. Freedom to meet with these people is another positive aspect was well. You can meet with them in exotic locations; it’s a completely different lifestyle. Once upon a time, I had one of my prospects say “Is this one of those things where you have to recruit people?” And I’d say “That’s my favorite part about this business.”
I’ve seen shy people like me as they get started in the network marketing businesses. When I got recruited, I remember how life-changing it was. To me that’s the difference between the corporate world and this type of business. You start the top of your own organization, you build it as wide and as deep as you want with the people that you want, and the bigger you build it, the more money you’re going to make.
In the corporate world, you’re stuck in the hierarchy you’re put in with the people they put next to you. Not only do you not have any freedom to determine own your income or destiny, but you certainly don’t the ability to determine the people you’re associated with or even what role you play in the hierarchy.