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But if you see dollar signs in every new thing that comes along, continually starting over.... Or you continually build & jump from one Biz to another, leaving disruption and turmoil in your wake....then it's a bad habit. A habit which weakens individual, company, and industry reputations.
Now I've been both a beneficiary and a victim of "Jumping Frog Disease". And I've been solicited many times to become a Jumping Frog myself.
It's no secret that I used to work both Cognigen and Melaleuca. My Cognigen organization has benefited from addition of a few former ACN, Excel, and ITI distributors (none of which I personally sponsored BTW). My Melaleuca business became victim of defections of most of my partners (upline) and downline to a weight loss start-up and a Melaleuca want to be. In fact I was even solicited by one company which was targeting Melaleuca members specifically.
My reaction to being a "victim" was to just keep doing what I was doing before. And to trust that God has good reasons for that happening. Maybe He was intending to send my way some new people who'd be better partners...or better "brothers & sisters"....or who needed something He wanted me to share. In other words I took a glass half full attitude. Although I did end up dropping Melaleuca soon thereafter (long story with "raid" just 1 of reasons).
Personally I would never purposely recruit from another company. I have however listened to people who have come to me interested in possibly making a change. My approach with them is to focus on what is in their best interest.....not mine. Return to where they were...or find a better fit. Even if that better fit isn't with me and/or my company. Afterall...and I firmly believe this...it's about what you do FOR people not TO people....that matters most in our industry.
So...........(finally after all that rambling.... ) here are a few questions I throw out for you to think about:
1. What are good reasons for looking for a new opportunity...or when do you know it's right time for a change?
2. How would you help someone honestly looking to make a change without damaging your own integrity?
3. What are bad reasons for jumping to another opportunity....or when do you know it's not a good time for a change?
4. What would you do if someone (or many someone's) jumped from your organization to another company?
Ok folks...you'll have to find answers to these for yourself. Whatever that personal revelation is....will say a great deal about what kind of a professional and person you really are.
Michael is Moderator for MLMForums.com and the owner of FreedomFire Communications http://ld.net/mscprez . You can get more MLM tips, wit, and wisdom from Michael at http://Best-MLM-Resources.blogspot.com