M.L.M. Means... Many Lives Mourned
I'm a Canadian living in United States for last nine years. This is where I've called home for my family and where my three sons were born. And although I am not a homegrown American I was deeply affected by terrorist events that transpired in World Trade Center/Pentagon/ Pennysylvania area.
What struck me most about these events was utter senselessness of it all. To me, any loss of lives in an incident like that is absolutely senseless. I don't care what someone's 'reason' for doing something is.
That doesn't give them permission.
I believe incidents occurring at World Trade Center and Pentagon will be recorded in history books as one of America's pivotal watershed moments.
Think about it.
Multiple thousands of innocent lives ended during a one-hour period of time. A loss of this magnitude has not occurred for a long, long time on American soil.
Essentially entire world, at least global traveling population for time-being, has been impacted by this event. What country in world that uses air transportation will ever be able to again see their flying iron behemoths as just another alternative method of quickly getting from point A to point B? I doubt that world air travel on a global scale will ever be same again.
Now is a loss of this magnitude unprecedented? Of course not.
Almost 500,000 Americans die from smoking related illness every year. About 60,000 of those who die are not even smokers, they die from second-hand smoke. Tens of thousands more are murdered from acts of violence and from accidents involving moving vehicles and accidents in home. Every year.
Year after year.
I saw an investigative report on television recently that revealed that a country in Southern Hemisphere (the name of country escapes me) is having a civil war that has caused an estimated loss of lives in millions during past several years.
Millions of lives.
And is this front-page news in America? No.
And why not? Because it's happening somewhere else. It's not 'home territory' to Americans. But this is not an 'American mind-set thing' mind you. So don't think that only Americans are a bunch of myopic (short-sighted) folks.
HUMANS are a bunch of myopic folks.
We're only thinking of our own and ourselves so generally what goes on in rest of world goes on, for most part, unnoticed.
Now I'll step off my soapbox and get into depth of this insight and how it relates to you and your MLM business.
M.L.M. Means... Mighty Lesson Made
I still have need to go to a J.O.B. to earn a living. I'm not where most of us want to be and why we start this whole deal in craziness with our main program. At least not yet.
My work happens to cause me to be working for local municipal government in a high-rise downtown. I'm on street side of building, on fourth floor.
During last two weeks I found that I left building at end of day very disturbed internally. This occurred each week to point where I found myself getting very emotional and just having to release feelings in order to function properly. These days that didn't seem like 'me' that I am.
I realized that we had a bomb scare about one block away from my office several days after World Trade Center/Pentagon incident, but that wasn't what seemed to be continually eating away at me.
It took me over a week to figure it out but I finally did.
Of course it had to relate to incident at World Trade Center and Pentagon, but it seemed that this was impacting me on a somewhat individually personal basis.
You see, part of all of this that really affected me was that all of those people, those innocent people, were just minding their own business. They were doing what most of us do. They were working for a living. They were earning a living. They were supporting themselves and their families and loved ones. They were contributing to American economy and paying taxes like everyone does.
They went to work that day just like any other day. Another day at J.O.B.
I know there were visitors in building, but they too were probably mostly in building conducting business for an offsite business they worked for. I'm assuming most of this, but I hope you get gist of what I'm saying.
Regardless. These folks were just sitting there and working. I realized that that too was what I was doing every day in my office cubicle up there on fourth floor of that municipal office building.
I was doing what I've been doing most of my adult life so far, working for someone else and going to daily drudgery of my office work and eking out a living to support my family and my other commitments. I too was going to work and minding my own business.
Each day I found myself going to work I found myself thinking "what would happen if this were MY last day on this planet. What would I have for MY family?"
I found myself thinking, "sure I'm working on my biz, and sure I'm working on my prospecting but what am I really doing to make it all come together. Am I doing all that I really can do in time allotted to make it all work for me? Am I getting closer to seeing what it is I started all this stuff for?"
I continued to think like that and I kept thinking of all those unfortunate folks who didn't have say in what was going to happen to them. The decision that ended their lives so abruptly was not theirs to make.
What I'm getting at here is for you to begin to ask yourself exactly what it is that you are hoping to get out of your MLM biz. What is it that caused you to pick up your torch and join Freedom call to self-employment in your home based biz? What was it that made you say, "I'm doing this. This is going to work for me because I'm going to work it"?