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It can be embarrasing, the badge. After all, how many people would feel entirely comfortable wearing a bright yellow proclamation on their lapel: “Save Money… Make Money – Ask Me How!”
Or “Lose weight now!”… or whatever it is your company happens to do.
But there comes a time, after a while, when you’re more embarrassed about not wearing it. That day comes when you realise just what network marketing can do for you.
You see, to begin with – maybe for the first two or three years, you don’t really know.
Oh, you think you know – you’ve read the company compensation plan, you’ve seen the leaders get up at the conventions and talk about their sports cars and homes abroad – but you don’t have that deep-down conviction that it’s going to happen to you.
There will always be a small voice telling you not to make a fool of yourself. There will always be moments when you feel awkward about dropping your business into the conversation. You talk about something else instead – as if, deep down, you believe that the real way to long-term wealth is to have a job like everyone else and this network marketing thing is only a game.
Until one day when you look at your commission statement and it dawns on you that network marketing does work. That this is going to pay you more than any of your friends who rely on ordinary jobs – and it will pay you in a way they will never get paid… forever.
I have someone in my team who had a badge made which says: “I have the best job in the world”. When people ask him why, he looks them straight in the eye and says: “Because I get paid forever“.
And he puts such passion into the word “forever” that they just have to know more.
It’s as if this is not a badge at all. It’s a sheild and it gives him a magical protection from all the negative people he’s going to meet during his day. It makes him invincible.
On Friday I discovered exactly what he means. I had an appointment fixed for the afternoon – a couple I had met at our “Win-a-Mini” in the garden centre. They said they wanted to enter our free draw. They were happpy to answer my six quick questions – and they ended up saying they would like me to come round and show them how to shrink their household bills by 30% or more. They even said they were serious about shrinking their bills.
And then they got cold feet: “”We’ve thought about it and we don’t want to change,” said the husband on the phone.
Now, I could have let that spoil my day. But I had my badge – and if anyone asks me why I wear that stupid badge, I tell them: “This badge recognises the fact that I’m in partnership with the top-performing company on the premier stock exchange in the world.”
(I’d like to add “and what do you do?” But I want to make friends not enemies!”
One way and another it did’t bother me that the man from the Win-a-Mini had changed his mind. But, more than that, the magic of the badge was still at work. Ten minutes later he called again: “I’ve spoken to a friend and it turns out that she’d a member of your club. She says it’s brilliant. So you can come round after all if you like.”
So I did. And of course it’s the converts who make the most enthusiastic members. We went through our Cashback Challenge and worked out that he would save 40% on his bills – and that was without the extra 20% he reckons he can get when he introduces ten of his friends.
Then it turned out that the retirement he had been talking about doesn’t start until June – and he works as a painter and decorator… and of course B&Q is one of our Cashback partners. Did he think he could buy all his paint there?
I reckon that between now and June there will be some months when my new member joins the 200 who pay nothing at all for their gas, electricity, phone, broadband or mobiles.
And in June he’s going to think about being a distributor as well.
And yes, even though I’m sitting at home on a Sunday morning, I’m wearing my badge. Why not? It makes me feel good.