“[Insert name of person] has invited you to her online [insert name of business] party.”
Most days, I’m sure many of you wake up to these “requests”. I definitely do!
Candy Crush, Jamberry, Rodan+Fields, Farmville, Plexus.
These are just a few of the familiar “requests” I often see.
And as if the requests aren’t enough, us “crazy network marketing ladies” have to post about it on our profiles every stinking day. Isn’t it enough already?! Is “bothering” people really going to get us new customers?!
I’m going to take a stab at answering those questions:
Now…I can’t speak for every company out there…And as far as the game requests go, I’d say MOST of us have at least one “guilty pleasure” that we just really need a life on now and again [ although I’m still convinced Candy Crush sends requests without me asking for them!!!]…But I can say this, most of us simply have a dream.
We have a dream that we are going to run our own business, be our own boss, create our own hours, and spend our time how WE want to spend it. We have chosen the company that we did because it’s something we feel passionately about…and if it’s a well heard of company other people obviously like it for a reason too so it just might be worth checking out!
After a lot of complaints that I “post too much”, I have really struggled with, should I back off or should I just keep going and let people get over it? I don’t want to annoy people. That’s never my intention. And often times I feel like I am holding back, because believe me, there are about twice as many things I really want to share with everyone! I do want to respect people’s time and sure, I could tell them to un-friend me if they don’t like it, but is that really what I want?
The reason I post so often about my Plexus business is because I have found something that has the potential to change your life. I have found something that can help you give up a soda addiction. I have found something that can alleviate pain. I have found something that can help you lose weight and gain self-control. I have found something that can take away migraines. I have found something that I believe in.
The stories I share are real people. People from my team or someone else’s who have had real success and I want to get that information out there. If you read about it and decide you’re not interested, that’s okay. But what if you have suffered from migraines for the past 12 years and Plexus was the answer to your pain? Would you want me to keep that from you? I’m not claiming at all that Plexus IS the answer, but I am claiming that it COULD BE the answer. And the business aspect of it is a whole other thing….there’s too much to say about it really to get started on that, but I’ll just leave it at this–it’s an opportunity worth looking into.
I have hit a point in my business, where I feel like most people who are friends with me on Facebook [and most people who know me in general], know that I have become a “crazy Plexus lady”. But many people still may not know what all Plexus can help with. So for that reason, I have continued to share fairly often.
But regardless of why I share or why I want you to know about my business, I want to leave you with something to consider.
This is our passion. This is our business. This is part of who we are.
Even if you don’t want to partake in someone’s business or product of choice [or if you **think** you don’t want to], I’d like to ask that you listen to, read about, and approach it with an open mind. Stop and listen to the heart of the person sharing. Stop and think about…what is this person’s character really like? Does she/he seem like someone who is trying to just make money off of me or does this person really seem to genuinely care and want to share this for a reason. You’ll find that question to be answered both ways on occasion. But please, for the sake of those of us who truly care, I’d ask you to consider it.
Then, if you’re not interested, please be kind about it. I’m getting very used to hearing “no”. I’ve heard a lot of “yes”, but I’ve also gotten a lot of “no”. And that’s completely okay!!! I’m a hard worker and I want to earn this. I am in this business for the long haul and I’m not going to let “no” get me down! But some people aren’t that strong. Some people are easily discouraged. And really…regardless of the other person, it’s just courteous to be kind. If you want to unfollow my posts, then do so. But posting nasty comments, statuses, and articles about how you’re “sick and tired of hearing about ….” is hurtful. Hiding behind a computer screen and saying nasty things [regarding any topic!] won’t make you successful, it won’t make you friends, and it definitely won’t make me stop posting.
No one has personally said anything about this to me in the recent days. I’m not writing this out of hatred, hurt, or malice. I’m not upset. I simply saw a friend [in another business] post about her business and hoped that no one would be hateful to her about it. My purpose for writing this is to shed some light on something I think that many people can attest to. Network marketing is not for the faint of heart, but I absolutely believe that it is the BEST business model out there and it’s what I hope to build my professional life around.
Thanks for reading.