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How to get Lucky and Succeed in Network Marketing

She’s so lucky.

Everything she touches turns to gold.

She got in early.

Have you ever been told that? Or, be honest...have you ever thought that? It’s common to think that someone got “lucky” when you see them blow into a network marketing business and hit bonus after bonus, crushing through ranks and then, in a blink of an eye, they are walking the stage receiving flowers and trophies. And yet, there you are… wondering, silently, “why the heck isn’t that happening to me?”

It’s not luck.

It’s not magic.

It’s not timing.

Sure, sometimes people get in early to a business, but the reality is, getting in early actually makes it pretty challenging. It’s unknown, you have no validation, and the reputation and trust haven’t been built. Getting in “early” isn’t the secret. It’s what someone DOES when they get in, whenever they get in!

Whether someone joins a company in its “ground floor, pre-launch, founder’s invitation only” stage… or joins a company that is thirty years old… the only thing that matters is their personal activity, personal reputation, and personal momentum.

I have been a part of a startup. I have also been a part of a company that is as old as the hills. The one constant that determines someone’s success (or not) is that some people work the business and some don’t. Wherever you go, there you are! I don’t want you to feel like you have to join a startup and “get in early” to be successful. LUCK in terms of TIMING has nothing to do with your success. There are plenty of people who join a company that is 20+ years old and they crush it. So, what are they doing? They’re treating it like a start up!

They’re not relying on luck. They’re bringing excitement, urgency, passion, and ignorance on fire. That is what makes startups so exciting! So why aren’t you bringing that to your current company? Why can’t you do that in a company that’s got decades of experience? YOU CAN! And truthfully, when you bring that to your company that you’re a part of now, magical things will happen.

The real version of luck is WORK.

What we see in the world of social media is the highlight reel. We see the recognition, the trips, the awards, the walks across the stage. That’s the stuff everyone loves to post. What you are not seeing are the behind-the-scenes bits that they don’t share.

They aren’t posting the time their biggest leader got terminated for being unethical and influenced people to leave. They don’t post that they got ghosted 48 times this month, and that prospects aren’t calling them back. They aren’t posting live videos sharing how they drove 2 hours to do an event where no one showed up. They aren’t posting that they missed earning a big bonus or trip by 20 minutes on the clock.

You aren’t seeing the long nights, the endless follow ups, the strategy sessions, the breakdowns, the tears, and the frustration. You aren’t seeing the messages they have sent, the calls they do, and the meetings they have.

The truth behind the “luck” of the superstar promoters you see in direct sales is that they have been building equity for a LONG time. They have been creating a network of people who trust them. They have been consistently reliant. They are dependable. They have worked a long time in building a reputation. They are known to plant their flag and stick! They have done a ton of work prior to receiving that rank or reward.

Kobe Bryant, basketball legend and NBA champion who died in a helicopter crash recently, was known for his championships, scoring titles, MVPs and talent. But, what you don’t see talked about a lot is the work he put in when no one was giving him accolades:

  • He used to show up to practice at 5 a.m. and leave at 7 a.m. ... in high school. (Sports Illustrated)

  • At 18, he was practicing shooting in a dark gym two hours before practice. (Business Insider)

  • He was the first player in the gym, even when he was hurt. (John Celestand)

  • He once played left-handed because he injured his right shoulder. He actually made one of the shots, too, after insisting he return to the game. (Business Insider)

  • He worked out harder and earlier than even the NBA's best players. (ESPN)

  • According to a Team USA trainer, Kobe once held a workout from 4:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., refusing to leave the gym until he made 800 shots. (Ball is Life)

  • He cold-called business people and entrepreneurs to learn more about them and the secrets to success. (Bloomberg)

  • This quote about how he wanted to be remembered: "To think of me as a person that's overachieved, that would mean a lot to me. That means I put a lot of work in and squeezed every ounce of juice out of this orange that I could." (Yahoo Sports)

There is a ton of work behind the scenes that goes into success in network marketing. If anyone tells you that you can “get in early” and that the work is “easy” and that you don’t have to do anything to make money in a It’s not real; it’s a mirage.

What you need is a passion in serving others and helping them get what they want; whether it’s the product you offer, the financial rewards, or both.

You need momentum. You need grit. You need courage. You need to practice. You need to fail and then get up again. You need to be coachable. You need to just do the “do” to get the “get”. Get out of your head, and get into your heart.

The harder you work, the luckier you will become.



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