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The stats say it doesn’t work

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Jul 07 2016

The stats say it doesn’t work

Notes from the MLM Highway
The stats say it doesn't work

A friend of mine just finished a boot camp at a local gym. She is feeling (and looking) a million bucks.

It was really hard work.

It cost money.

It took time.

She invested in specially made meals, gym classes and studying information sent out during the 12 weeks.  Her routine had a massive shake up.

She cut out and cut back on things she really, really likes to eat and drink… but that are bad for her.

She missed out on lying in bed snoozing her alarm clock and instead she got up in the dark before work and went to the gym.

The effort required was huge!

I’m fascinated with this ‘changing’ business.  So I talked to her about it.

Lo and behold, the same old key things needed to smooth out any life change could be spotted in her process.  And she ended up falling in love with that process and having a lot of fun.

Firstly she had a reason to get started – she was sick of being over weight and unfit, but this boot camp was for charity and that grabbed her attention.

There were some fitness industry people (i.e. leaders) who’d already done what she wanted to achieve. They’d already done the stuff they were telling her to do.

Those leaders had put together a system.  And they joined her in the trenches.

Plus she had a peer group. That’s the other people mad enough to attempt this change.  They kept each other going.

And the results are outstanding.

She really is transformed, inside and out. She’s *radiating* wellness.

So this formula is a winning one. It’s like a recipe:

  • Inspiration, desire, commitment,
  • A system already followed by people who have what she wants & who she admires
  • Accountability,
  • Consistent action over time,
  • A cheering squad…

It’s simple. It’s challenging. But it’s also fun. And you create the change you want.

But there’s always one more thing in that recipe, that journey.

So, I had to ask her.

How many people started the course?

“About 200”.

And how many finished?

“About 80”.

Even though the rewards promised to be so big. And even though all the parts of the winning formula were in place at the start…

Far more people quit than finished.

Is that because it didn’t work?

Is that because it wasn’t worth it?


It’s because when people go on a life changing odyssey most of them don’t stay the course.  

Note – that doesn’t make those 120 people ‘bad’.  It doesn’t make them ‘losers’.  It just means they didn’t get what my friend got.

So the moral of the story is: don’t beat yourself up about the stats in home based business.

Don’t waste time wringing your hands about why.

As Jim Rohn says:

“It’s just the way things are. When you get your own planet, you can make the rules”

But, if you really want change in your own life, pay attention to those stats.  

Grab hold of that formula and make sure you do everything you can to make sure YOU are in the group that goes the distance.

You can move some enormous mountains using this formula.  Mine include: stopping smoking; building a successful network marketing business…passing exams. What about you?  Jump into the comments below and share the biggest change you’ve ever achieved using this recipe.  Would you ADD anything to this formula?  

See you on the road,
Helen Jamieson's signature, author of The Networker

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Hi, I'm Helen Jamieson, the author of The Networker - a novel created from experiences on the road to creating over USD $1million with my network marketing business. The book is a fable, a novel, about Sally, a feisty mother of two young children. Sally's feeling exhausted by her job, her lack of money and her negative spouse. Surely successful people didn't have to deal with obstacles like hers? The story follows her into, under and round those obstacles on her quest to take back control of her life using network marketing.

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