For this day of L-O-V-E we thought we'd reach out to our community to hear their stories of triumph and struggle running a network marketing career with their relationship.
Relationships and entrepreneurship run along parallel paths. Both take dedication, commitment, positive mindset, loyalty, perseverance through the hard times, time, attention, patience, finances…this list could go on and on! In fact they're so similar it's often easy to get lost in one or the other without maintaining a balance in both.
Now add Network Marketing to the mix.
When you started in this industry did your loved ones think you were out of your mind? Did you have to “sell” why you believed $X amount taken out of the family savings account for a business start up with monthly autoship was a great idea…hoping your partner would agree (fingers crossed behind your back)? Did the hours and hours spent learning the product make your loved ones feel neglected?
Or, on the flipside… was this the greatest experience you and your partner have ever experienced? Did the dedication to building a home based career bond your relationship even more? Did it assist you in your mindset to see life and love through a greater perspective? Has the extra effort you've given to your career paid off financially and has your family reaped those rewards?
Within MLSP, we recognize the dedicated internet network marketer. we see the hard work, positivity, and dedication of our members. We hear the hundreds in the community announce their names on the morning wake up calls, we see up to one thousand names every week on our weekly Wednesday webinars. MLSP understands what it takes to make it work. We also understand the time commitment you're giving. We appreciate you.
We also understand the importance of healthy relationships and the importance of balancing your career and relationship. We asked our community to share some of their experiences to help those who are balancing their network marketing career and their relationship. Here's what people have said:
Respondents relationship duration fell into two categories:
1 – 20 years : 62.5%
21 – 50 years : 37.5%
Length of time in network marketing/ online:
1 – 5 years : 62.5%
6 – 20 years : 37.5%
Percentage of people working a full time job PLUS a networking business.
yes : 62.5%
no : 37.5%
Greatest Challenge w/ relationship since network marketing career began.
Balance : 50%
Belief system 12.5%
Do you share your network marketing career with partner?
No : 75%
Yes : 25%
Family : 37.5
Money : 25%
Personal Improvement / Satisfaction : 37.5%
Balance Relationship with Career?
Scheduling : 75%
It's not easy : 25%
Advice based on experience:
Family support : 22.2%
Schedule : 44.4%
Communicate : 22.2%
How to persevere?
Support Network / Mentors: 25%
Schedule : 37.5%
Mindset / Belief in self : 25%
Commitment : 12.5%
An overwhelming majority expressed their greatest influence of this industry and greatest experience shared with partner was positivity, personal growth and achieving goals. No matter what, the network marketing industry has a higher percentage of positive influencers, more vast opportunities, and more time freedom than any other industry.
MyLeadSystemPro is made up of a wide variety of network marketers from top producers in MLSP, top producers in personal primary programs, internet “gurus”, newbies to online marketing, and newbies to network marketing. We all have the same story…we want to succeed and share the love. MyLeadSystemPro is here to support you and your loved ones achieve your dreams and goals..100%.
Happy Valentine's Day.