Copyright © of R.G. Srinivasan
The network marketing industry is
churning out more millionaires worldwide than any other industry. This is
perhaps one industry where, while successes are legion, failures too are a
While there could be
many reasons for failures including fly by night illegal schemes, bad
products and systems, 95 % of the failures may be attributed to one single
factor, and that is the ‘Dream Stealers’
Who are these dream
stealers? What is their motive in stealing your dreams?
You will be surprised
the dream stealers come in all guises. They may be your neighbor, your
family member, your close friend or office colleague. Obviously they have
the best of intentions and your welfare in their minds but they are not
having the required information to give proper advice.
Now let’s look at a
You are invited to a
business opportunity meeting by a friend or an ad through which you have
been contacted by a unknown person. Generally all presentations in
Network Marketing are well designed to give you an overview of the
company, the product and the income plan. Finally the testimonials show
you how so many people became rich without any investments, with a little
hard work and mostly smart work. The typical rags to riches story. You
are impressed with the show. At the end you are personally introduced to
a couple of these guys by your would be sponsor. You are struck by their
simplicity, their honesty and the emotion and passion with which they
speak about the opportunity. The Mr.Average man from the street who made
good. You ask all the right questions about the product, company and
income plan. Finally you decide it is the right opportunity for you. You
make a commitment to join up
and set up a meeting
for the following evening.
While on your way home
you can feel all your dreams resurfacing. The glorious dreams which you
dreamt a few years back knocked down by the harshness of time and events.
You once again start to reconstruct all your dreams. You can see hope in
the horizon. You feel it is still possible to achieve all your dreams.
You feel happy after a long, long time.
The next day dawns with
excitement. You share the news of the opportunity with your colleague.
You get a smirk. A laugh and says “ I thought you are smart. You can’t
be joining all those cheering guys who are out to con you.”
There is a little
puncture and your excitement starts to come down a bit. Next you call up
one of your best friend and tell him about the fantastic business you are
going to start and tell him all about the business.
Hey. This is a scam.
No body can make that kind of money in network marketing or everyone would
So goes the story one
after the other with many of the people you speak.
So by evening your
excitement your dreams all lie shattered. You feel the same old
frustration creeping in. You feel there is not way but to slog it out in
a 9 to 5. So what happened. The dream stealers had been at work. They
mean well for you. At least that is what they think.
You must take decisions
on your own information analysis and seek only opinions from those who
have all the information which you have. If you seek opinions generally
from all this is the end. Instead you must tell people not ask or allow
them to give opinions. Neither should you give weight to people in the
event of opinions being given to you.
Knowledge is power.
People without knowledge is like leeches who suck the blood out of your
aspirations and intentions. So beware of the dream stealers.