Success in MLM is a Journey Not A Destination

Too often times I see a new person get into the industry of Network Marketing/Direct Sales/MLMs and they quit if they are not making money within 3-5 months. This can be quite a sad but true reality. A lot of times, people quit because they either don’t believe in themselves, they don’t believe in the company, or they don’t believe in the product. You have to understand that this industry takes time. Not everyone is an overnight success.

When I first saw this industry, I was 16 years old, and too young to be a rep. All I can remember is circles on a white board, and if you get 3 people in, and those 3 get 3 people in and so on, I’d be rich! What you come to realize is that it works if and only if you are mentally prepared. This industry, sales, is definitely a mindset. It’s a belief in you. 95% of this industry is YOU. You’re the missing link to making this work. If you did exactly what your mentor told you to do, and you got out of your own way, you’d be rich. Wouldn’t you? But there is one thing and one thing only that I’ve seen stop the average person wanting to make money in this industry…and that is…. “Procrastination”.  Their “Why”, reason why, they are seeking more is not big enough. Until that is determined and define on paper, the growth of their business will be minimal.

Oh yeah. Let me tell you. I am one to speak from experience. There are days when I do not want to prospect and pick up the phone. But wait! If I sleep at night knowing I did not share with someone my wonderful opportunity, I’d sleep feeling bad for myself and not a great feeling. When I sign up a rep, it’s because I’m in my game… my energy of juice is flowing and my mindset is on point that what I have is by far the best thing since slice bread.

So often times I hear it said over and over again. People do business with people they love and trust. When I got started in this industry in 1998, I had zero influence. I actually didn’t have any influence on anyone because I couldn’t see why people would buy me. You may be asking yourself that same question. Why would anyone buy and trust me? Here’s your answer. Because you are a great person, you are honest, and you are a “millionaire in training.” As a matter of fact, I encourage you to buy that license frame because you are a millionaire in training. You may have heard the phrase “fake it until you make it.” That is a phrase that I believe was developed by the broke mindset folks. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, says, “you must see yourself as if you are already a millionaire.” Living the millionaire lifestyle. Tipping, posture, confidence and professionalism like a millionaire.  Avoid the poverty mindset and thinking the “lack of” whatever you are seeking. Until you got this ironed out, you will stay exactly where you are at because you choose it.

This is by far the most passionate topic that I have come to share because of how much I have changed over the years. It took me hitting close to rock bottom for me to take action in my finances. I chose this path even with a strong college degree. I did not want the lifestyle of a cubicle employee. It was not me and I came to realize that my time was worth more than anyone can hire me for at a hourly rate in this area. If you look up the word psychologically unemployable, you’ll see a picture of me :-).

I programmed myself to be this way. I had to because of where I saw the economy heading. We are at the right place at the right time in our industry. People right now around you are seeking more. More time, more money, more charities, etc. We live in a push button type society that we want things now and instant. The microwave shaped this out and if people don’t get that answer now, then they quit. Give yourself 3-5+ years to grow. It’s not only the money but the person that you will become in the process.

In closing, I heard it said once before. People die at age 25 (quit on their dreams) but they don’t get buried until they are 65. One of the saddest things you can do is give this industry a few months and quit. But people will spend $20-$100k+ to go to school for 4 years to get a degree to be a slave for 40years to someone else’s empire. 80% of the millionaires are made from the industry of Network Marketing. Don’t quit on your dreams. You deserve to receive it all. Become a student of this industry and make it happen.

The ultimate question that you can answer for yourself (let me know if you wish) is “If money was NOT an issue, what would you be doing with your time.” ß that question will absolutely open up the Dream Machine (your subconscious) and get your juices flowing again. Stay tune for the next step.
Your partner in success,

Cesar Ramirez
http://www.CesarRamirez.com

P.S. Don’t leave this life without answering your what if’s. You deserve more. Watch this inspiring story of a gal who didn’t quit her martial arts after losing matches for 2 years. Powerful!

I want to share with you what caused “Ninja Grandma”, Mary Louise Zeller (6th degree Black Belt and a Master Instructor in Olympic Sport Taekwondo) to develop her emotional fingerprint.

This was a clip from the movie I-ology which is a documentary based on the law of importance.

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25 thoughts on “Success in MLM is a Journey Not A Destination

  1. Great post we come back often

  2. cesar, this is swizzodizzo. that was a good video. its very true! you have to take risks to get ahead. living safe WILL just let you live ….safe.

  3. Sizzo, thanks for commenting my friend. Have an excellent weekend.

  4. Thank you Dave. Have a fantastic weekend. I appreciate you.

  5. Great information! We all need to hear that often, thank you Cesar!

  6. WOW Cesar!!! Great info and a very inspiring video, I am going to share it with my son!!!

  7. Great video and good post, thank you.

  8. WOW! this post and video really spoke to me! This is where I'm at in my business. I'm determined to make it happen. I know it will take time, effort and a major shift in my mentality. I'm also a martial arts teacher so I love these kind of inspirational stories, very moving. I will pass this along to as many people as I can.

  9. Cesar, thanks so much for writing this man. Every ounce of it resonates with me, as I have been on the entrepreneur journey for about a year and a half now, and while I know I've come pretty far, I know I still have a ways to go. Like you said bud, it's all about having a strong enough WHY, because without it, you WILL quit. Great to “meet you” Cesar…I say that because I knew OF you, but didn't really KNOW YOU. Ahhh the power of being yourself through social media 😉

  10. Jomo, you rock my dude. I remember you by a video you made with trance music. It sticks with me and I had that connection (law of attraction) because I have been a DJ for over 15 years and I started with Trance/Electronic music. I appreciate the comment my friend. Let's keep in touch.

  11. Cynthia, I appreciate your kind words. Let me know what your son thinks.

  12. Kimberly, Thank you for the kind words. Have an excellent weekend.

  13. Ah yes, I totally remember that now. Forgive me brother.

    Yes, let's definitely keep in touch Cesar. Have a wonderful weekend bud. 🙂

  14. wow!!! it really was a teare jerky video it's a really powerful message thanx 4 sharing 🙂

  15. Great article. What an inspiring video. I just starting taking Tai Chi. So that was a cool video. Keep up the inspiring work Cesar and thanks for putting yourself out there. Success & Wellness to you.

  16. Thanks for sharing Cesar, truly expiring my friend

  17. Wow!! What a Punch!! What a concept, ” Leave it on the Mat”
    Thanks for sharing.. Cesar, great article!!
    And thanks Mary Louise Zeller for finding that inner strength,
    & paving the road for Us…

  18. “In closing, I heard it said once before. People die at age 25 (quit on their dreams) but they don’t get buried until they are 65. One of the saddest things you can do is give this industry a few months and quit. But people will spend $20-$100k+ to go to school for 4 years to get a degree to be a slave for 40years to someone else’s empire. 80% of the millionaires are made from the industry of Network Marketing. Don’t quit on your dreams. You deserve to receive it all. Become a student of this industry and make it happen.”

    My last J-O-B was working as an admissions advisor for a University. It's unbelievable how many people are falling for the sales pitch of getting an education and you will be home free. Many people I worked with were/are “career college people” going from one degree/industry to another, taking more courses an d getting more degrees expecting that that would make them successful.

    One question I always asked, “Do you love what you do?” Response always was, “No. I did/do it for the money.”

    Network marketing is the greatest industry in the world. You can be financially free, enjoy life and have fun all at the same time and by the way, really help people and positively change their lives.

  19. que buen testimonio….nos hace falta escuchar y ver este tip de mensages….espero y sigas compartiendolos con nosotros…gracias cesar

  20. Looks good brother!! Great adice!1 Everyone need to listen to Cesar! This gut is one of the best marketers on the planet!

  21. Great article Cesar! The resolution at first is emotional but you have to train your mind to stay the course of this MLM Rollercoster successes will come but only if you are resolute in your quest to make it happen. Thanx again for this great resource.

  22. Thanks Josiah, I appreciate your comment.

  23. Thanks Cesar for sharing that glimpse of someones greatness. It's in our understanding of the spiritual power in others which gives us strength. When we see, we believe, when we believe all is possible.

  24. I would also share this to my daughter, I will inform you what she thinks soon.

  25. I would also share this to my daughter, I will inform you what she thinks soon.

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