School teachers and helicopters
The helicopter hovered in the sunshine over the school playing fields. Swarms of little figures in school uniforms poured out of the building, faces turned to the sky.
Clothes and hair billowing, staff members joined the children and I saw my husband appear too. He waved.
As the helicopter landed, he hurried over to the headmaster and shook his hand. Then, running-and-crouching, he came over to us and clamboured in.
My sponsor, my first associate and her husband were waiting with me in that helicopter. I felt like I could burst with delight.
As the pilot raised the machine back into the sky and off over the city, hundreds of hands carried on waving until we were out of sight.
That was the day my husband retired from school teaching. The home business I’d started just over a year before, now covered our living expenses. We doubled our efforts from that point and went on to break some company records.
In the following years I saw a lot of people take that fairytale scenario and try to short cut it.
Budding network marketers would go ahead and quit their day job after making checks on just three or four occasions that matched their salary.
But one swallow does not a summer make, as the saying goes.
Kicking up their heels to enjoy their new found time freedom, their income did not magically continue to soar while they neglected their businesses. Even while they looked the part for all they were worth.
Newly ‘retired’ they quickly found themselves broke, miserable and looking a lot like a hungry-salesman having lost the momentum they’d worked so hard to create.
Disillusioned, many of them became resentful that their business, this industry, had somehow let them down.
But really it was their expectations that let them down.
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See you on the road,