“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” – Napoleon Hill
I’m sure you’ve heard the stories of people who have started a network marketing business and got up at some Super-Human hour to start selling their products or promoting their opportunity, all before they go to work at their regular job.
Then as soon as they get home it’s a quick bite to eat and they’re back at it again, having meetings, phoning people, delivering orders, or simply promoting their business online… all until they’re too tired to do anything but fall straight back into bed again!
I’m going to bust this myth right now: Of course it’s true that you have to commit yourself to your business in order to start reaping the rewards, but you certainly don’t need to give up all your spare hours to do it.
Regular effort is good, but don’t go overboard!
If you look at the people who start off in network marketing by giving up all their spare time, neglecting their friends, and devoting every possible resource to their business, you’ll see that they can rarely keep it up for longer than a couple of months before burning themselves out. That’s no way to live, and that’s no way to achieve the kind of success you want.
You’ll get much better results by devoting a smaller amount of time to your business on a regular basis, on your own terms. It might take you longer in the short-term, but I guarantee you’ll enjoy the journey a whole lot more.
You need to run your business, not let it run you.
It’s a great idea to come up with a plan to fit the business into your life without it taking over entirely. Set some rules about times your business will never touch. Perhaps Sunday will always be out of bounds, or maybe Movie Night with your kids, or Date Night with your spouse. Perhaps all three.
Don’t believe the myth that you have to put in more hours than a Superhero to get anywhere in Network Marketing.
After all, network marketing is about improving your life, and adding to it with personal development and a second income. It’s not about flogging yourself to death in the process!