Network Marketing...An Opportunity Where the Women Beat the Men!Written by Dr. Vernon Brabham
NETWORK MARKETING – AN OPPORTUNITY WHERE WOMEN BEAT THE MEN! Copyright 2002 by Dr. Vernon Brabham
Sometimes overlooked by woman who needs more money is a business called “Network Marketing”. This is a home-based business that has, over years, matured into a respectable opportunity. An opportunity not recognized or appreciated by most of us. Let’s say that you are a woman who, for whatever reason, needs to make some money to keep your household afloat. There are many things that could cause such a need. A child needs braces, a divorce happens or you just need more money to stay even with all of those bills. What would you most likely think of first? Usually a job. If you are trained in some field and have had previous job experience in that field this is what you would consider first. Such experience would perhaps better position you to obtain a job and you would try to get a job in that field. But what if you have no previous job experience or if it has been so long ago that it doesn’t count for much now. If this is you, then to get a job you just about have to take what you can get. Or maybe you already have a job and are thinking about getting a second one to earn extra money. Regardless of these factors if you can get a job it means generally low pay, having to transport yourself to that job, having to clothe yourself accordingly, being away from home and possibly your children a good many hours a day. It means work that may be of low interest to you and to be subservient to a “boss”. It means that your gender, your age, your educational level (low or high) and your ethnic background could affect your success in that job. Going to work at a job means your chance to improve your salary as time goes by is slight. It means you have little job security. In today’s world companies letting workers go is something we read about in newspapers every day. Now, let’s look at Network Marketing:
1. You can work at home, thereby saving on transportation and clothes. 2. You are your own boss. 3. You can set your own hours. 4. You are not judged by your gender, age, looks, education or race. 5. Your potential earnings are unlimited. 6. You can start part-time and if you already have a job can keep it until your new business prospers. 7. As you build your business it becomes more valuable and self-sustaining as time goes by. 8. You can count on a great deal of help, advice and training from your network marketing group. People who have an interest in your succeeding and making money since they share in your success. They are called your “Upline”. You, in turn, will help others as you learn business and will share in their success. This is called your “Downline”. 9. Since you are in business some of your expenses can be tax deductible.
Be the Wind Behind Your Sails- Eliminate Your Self-Limiting BeliefsWritten by Beth A. Tabak
“Believe deep down in your heart that you are destined to do great things.” Joe Paterno
Imagine that you are a beautiful sail boat on high sea of life, and gusting wind is way in which you talk to yourself. Will your wind be behind your sails encouraging you forward so that you swiftly glide through sea on course and are able to scope many possibilities? Or is your inner critic boldly blasting strong gusts of wind in your face forcing you to step back, alter your course, and expend your energy with barely a glimpse ahead?
Kudos to Christopher Columbus who was able to look beyond horizon. What could you accomplish if you were able to rid yourself of your inner critic and his/her comrade, self-limiting beliefs? If you were not limiting yourself, what would you be doing right now? How would your life be different? Hmmmm.... I know easier said than done. This week notice way you talk to yourself. Write down voice. Whose voice is it? More importantly, what is tone? Most critical, how can you change that voice if it is holding you back from what you want?
Create a plan. Here are two exercises and one thought that may help. The first exercise is when you catch voice cutting you down or holding you back, immediately change what you are saying. Think about how you would talk to your best friend if she/he were in your shoes and use that voice with yourself. I used this method on way to a public speaking engagement about a year ago. Public speaking has been my greatest fear. As I was headed to all day event that I was hosting, my inner critic was on a roll. When I recognized it I turned talk around and said “You can do this...no problem....think of how great you will feel when it’s over...just like having a baby...it’s uncomfortable and rewards are awesome” and so on. The day was a success, I had fun, and continue public speaking. The second method is to picture yourself as a child. We all feel pretty much same inside as we did as a child, right? Imagine your inner critic talking to that child. It becomes easier to put a stop to it. Choose to stand up for that child within, and do not allow anyone to criticize or discourage him/her. And thought? We are all doing best that we can at any given moment. So congratulations! You are great right now and should not have any limits placed on what you can do and be.