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How to stop being ashamed of MLM

How to stop being ashamed of MLM

How to stop being ashamed of MLMHow to stop being ashamed of MLM.

How to Stop Being Ashamed of Your MLM.

You went to a meeting with your friends to be introduced to the world of Network Marketing or, as it is sometimes called “multi-level” marketing or MLM.

They also call it “Direct Sales”.

Whatever it is called, you caught the vision of multiplying yourself to earn more money and you love the products too.

But when you start telling people what you’ve gotten yourself into, here come all the people telling you how bad it is.

You’re going to get these negative comments:sad lady

  1. It’s a pyramid scheme
  2. It’s a scam
  3. These things never work
  4. You’re only making money for your upline
  5. The products are just cheap stuff sold exensively
  6. I tried that once and it didn’t work
  7. Selling is evil
  8. The market is saturated
  9. You’re never going to make any money at that

Yep, you can bet your patootie that you will hear every one of these negative comments in one form or another from somebody.

If you start listening to the nay-sayers, you’re going to sell off your stock of product and join the ranks of “I tried that once and it didn’t work”.

I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to be ashamed that you are soon to become a Network Marketing Professional.

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Yes, it is a profession and a good one.

Know that all of the above statements are not true. I’m not going to go into these objections in this article because each one is a subject in itself to be refuted. And they can all be easily refuted.

The true problem lies in the fact that people are trying to discourage you.

The truth is that they are not doing it because they feel they are doing you a favor, they are trying to justify their own feelings on the subject. It’s about them, not you.

They are laboring in their own fears, not yours.Talk to the Hand

The fact that you have stepped out of your comfort zone makes them uncomfortable. Some will get so uncomfortable that they will actually disassociate themselves with you.

Watch what happens when you post something about your MLM on Facebook. It won’t be pretty.

Instead of getting comments of encouragement and people who are glad for your situation, they’re going to start with the hating.

“If you’re constantly stressed out because of something your haters are saying or doing, you’re giving your haters too much power over you.” Sonya Parker

The haters will want you to fail because it will give verification to their own failures.

“Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you.”
Israelmore Ayivor

You don’t need to be ashamed of your MLM.



It’s time to get new friends.

Surround yourself with people who believe in you.

Don’t hang out with people who won’t support you.

You don’t have to cease being their friend, but you will want to spend less time with them.  And the time you do spend with them, talk about what you do have in common rather than what you don’t.

supportive friendsNetwork Marketing Guru, Eric Worre said this, “First, I’ve disassociated with the people who are toxic to my life. This isn’t an easy decision, but it’s an important one. Some people will keep you down permanently.

Second, I’ve limited my associations with negative people or people who weren’t helping me grown in the direction of my dreams. I’ve just learned to spend less time with those people and more time on positive influences.

And third, I’ve worked to expand my associations with people who can help me become a better person and a better professional.”

You don’t need to be ashamed of your MLM.



Realize that being a professional requires work.

To be successful, you must acquire a professional mindset.

Professionals know that success requires you to work for it. It isn’t just handed to you on a silver platter.

Your upline doesn’t matter.

You can succeed even if your upline quits. You don’t need them. But if you get a supportive one, that is a big help.

Too many people think they can stop at putting somebody in the right leg and then in the left leg and somebody else will fill out the rest and make them rich.

You need to move away from that thinking and know that it’s only YOUR efforts that will bring success.

Success in MLM requires work.  Period.

“Success isn’t about spontaneous combustion, it’s about setting yourself on fire.” Arnold H. Glascow

Know that even though MLM is hard work, it’s good work and it’s a great way for the average person to enjoy true freedom.

If thousands of other people are experiencing success through hard work, so can you.

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Never stop learning and applying new techniques.

Becoming a Network Marketing Professional means, you will not only become a business person and create an income for yourself, you will create a career.

Professionals in other industries, business, law, medicine, music, education, etc., spend time and money learning their profession.

You should do the same.

learningHowever, you should consider that the knowledge and skills required to become a professional are tiny compared to other professions.

But realize that even though you won’t need to study for years to become a Network Marketing Professional, you can exceed the income of many in other professions.

MLM Millionaires are not uncommon.

Many make 6 figures a year.

Those people are always learning to apply new skills and techniques to make their businesses better.

They are always up on the latest changes to social media and marketing trends.

Once you learn the skills, it really doesn’t matter what MLM company you choose. You can succeed in any of them.

If the one you’re in now folds, you can easily move to a new one and succeed.

Eric Worre said, “One of the best decisions in my life was making a career out of Network Marketing instead of just messing around. Becoming a professional made all the difference, and now it’s great fun to spend a good portion of my time helping other people do the same thing.”

You don’t need to be ashamed of your MLM.



Remember why you choose Network Marketing in the first place.

The idea of having a substantial income was attractive.

You liked the idea of the freedom it would allow you.

You could choose to use your time in whatever way you desired.

You would not be tied to a job where somebody else decided when you went to work, when you went home and when and if you could go on a vacation.

The freedom of MLM is maybe one of the greatest attractions.

You don’t need to be ashamed of your MLM.



You will be making a difference in other people’s lives.

So many people are struggling.

They are burdened down with crippling debt, low wage jobs or no job at all.

For many senior citizens, their retirements were dissolved when the economy crashed.

They are living on only a fraction of what they made when they were working.

You have a solution for these people.

You can help them.

You can offer them a hand up and out of the pit they are in.

Imagine how you’ll feel when you see a struggling single mom put a down payment on a new car or house for her family.

You don’t need to be ashamed of your MLM.



On your professional journey, you’re going to meet some of the most amazing people in the world.

As you attend events and talk to people online, you’ll meet a whole new group of positive friends.

You’ll never find a more supportive and passionate group of professionals than in the Network Marketing profession.

They love life, they love people and they lift each other up.

You will have friends all over the world.

You may even be able to meet some of the most talked about celebrities in the marketing and self-help industries because they are the ones who speak at the events you will be attending.

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You will be able to contribute to worthy causes in a big way.

As you earn more, you will be able to give more.

You should think about what charitable causes are important to you that you can contribute to.

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”
Elizabeth Gilbert



Be proud of the profession you have chosen to embark upon.

Your mindset should be that you are a professional and that you will succeed through hard work.

“More and more companies will choose to use Network Marketing because it fits the New Economy. They can provide all the corporate support and pay distributors on a purely performance basis to promote their products. It’s extremely efficient because in the New Economy, word-of-mouth advertising continues to work better than any other form of promotion. The company can just take the money they would have spent on advertising and promotion and pay it to their distributors to spread the word.”
Eric Worre

You never need to apologize or feel ashamed that you have chosen this career.

Let the doubters doubt. Let the haters hate. There are lots of other people out there who will support you and other who need you.

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  • Anita Hales

    April 20, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Anita, you nailed it!! Haters are only trying to justify their own failures and want you to fail so they feel better about their own! Thanks for sharing!

  • Anita Hales

    April 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Great post. Everyone in this industry needs to listen and read this post. Thank you for sharing this. A real boosts to confidence.

      Anita Hales

      April 21, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      I’m so glad you loved it. Thanks for your kind words.

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