Since 1979, network marketing has pretty much been my life. When I was first introduced to this profession, I knew nothing about it except vague rumors. Today I see it as the most powerful vehicle available to everyday people for transforming lives. What other career path gives you an active network of friends, time freedom, an income level you can control, residual earnings, and deep, lasting personal growth?
Not the corporate world, last I checked.
When you realize you receive all these benefits only by helping others achieve the same, you get a glimpse at what the business is all about.
Call it multilevel marketing, network marketing, or direct sales, we are a force to be reckoned with. More than 103 million people worldwide are involved, and we move more than $183 billion of sales volume worldwide.More than 103 million people worldwide are involved, and we move $183 billion+ sales volume… Click To Tweet
Building a network marketing business is like having a franchise, only better. It offers many of the benefits of a franchise without the franchise headaches—no hefty franchise fee, no employees, and little or no inventory. If you build it big enough, you can actually retire and continue earning income. Plus, the business is willable and saleable.Building a network marketing business is like having a franchise, only better. Click To Tweet
But the business advantages are only the obvious side of the coin; the side that people on the outside can easily observe. What I loved about writing the Chicken Soup for the Network Marketers Soul book is that it shows the world the other side of the business—the human side.
The people who get deeply involved in network marketing undergo one of the most rewarding and challenging personal development courses on Earth. Network marketing is, first and foremost, an arena for personal growth.Network Marketing is, first and foremost, an arena for personal growth. Click To Tweet
And so, we are thrilled and honored to bring to you a collection of incredible true stories of growth and change from the world of network marketing. Out of thousands of stories submitted, only the best of the best are included in the book. We hope they make you think, laugh and, most of all, feel. We hope they reach you deep down inside.
Together with my partner in business and life, Mary Ann, I tackled this project which became far more than a book to us. It became a labor of love as we connected with astounding people from all over the globe.
Knowing the kind of individuals that work in this business, we expected to receive some pretty inspirational material, but even we were surprised by the quality, depth, and variety of the stories we collected. We laughed, cried, had goose-bumps, and paused in wonder. We were genuinely, undeniably inspired.
Within the pages of the book, you’ll read stories about healing old wounds, uniting families, learning to “smell the roses,” and reaching incredible new heights of financial success and self-awareness. You’ll read about people who learned to laugh at themselves, who discovered how to reach out to fellow human beings, who felt touched by divine grace, and who came to understand the simple joy of putting others first—all through the surprising vehicle of network marketing.
You’ll hear from a wide range of voices, from all pockets of society:
- a physician who quits her medical practice in order to live a more enriching life through MLM,
- a 9/11 firefighter who uses his home business to “rescue” himself from the psychological fallout of that disaster,
- a Katrina survivor who discovers the true meaning of “network” in network marketing,
- a top-earning businessman who saves his marriage and family life by shifting to MLM,
- owners of direct sales companies large and small, and many, many others just as colorful and noteworthy.
In the end, it’s the little moments in these stories that jump out and stick with us—those unexpected moments of connection between human beings.
It is these simple connections, after all, on which network marketing is really built.It is these simple connections, after all, on which network marketing is really built. Click To Tweet
Our business is all about people touching people—empowering them, helping them, teaching them, and encouraging them. It’s about breaking down the barriers that separate us and finding that common core we all share.People touching people. That’s the business we’re in. Click To Tweet
MLM is the great equalizer: it empowers anyone from anywhere, from any educational background, and of any social, ethnic and financial heritage, to build a thriving business from the ground up—a business as big as our ability to dream.MLM is the great equalizer: it empowers anyone from anywhere Click To Tweet
But network marketing, for those of us who embrace it, is much more than a business. It is a way of life. It is a dynamic personal workshop in which we learn that there are no limits on us except the ones we impose, that human beings have glorious, untapped potential, that the universe responds to our intentions—and that people are what’s most important.Network marketing is a dynamic personal workshop in which we learn there're no limits on us… Click To Tweet
Hopefully this book will let you catch a glimpse of your own glorious potential, whether you are in network marketing or not.
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A motivational speaker and business consultant, Bill Hyman is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Network Marketer’s Soul. With more than 25 years of experience in network marketing and sales, Bill has also developed and authored a best-selling personal development and field sales training program, Network Marketing 101.