Capital in your network marketing business isn’t what matters. It isn’t the money that buys you a future; it’s your skills that buy you a futrue. Money and no skills, I’m telling you, you are still poor. Money and no ambition, where are you? Money and no courage, you’re broke. A little bit of money and a whole lot of courage is all we need. When looking for people, don’t always look for the ones with money. Money doesn’t matter. What matters is somebody’s willingness, somebody’s ingenuity, somebody’s willingness to try. If they have a dollar to invest, that’s plenty for me. A dollar and some ambition and I can show you how to get rich, and it will be one of the classic stories of the company. When I was recruising somebody and they would say, “I don’t have any money,” I’d say, “i’ve been looking for you for six months! Let me show you how to do it without any money.”
So, let’s recap and break it down a bit further. When starting any enterpries or business, whether it is full-time or part-time, we all know the value of having plenty of capital (money). But I bet we both know or at least have heard of people who started with no capital who went on to make fortunes. This is particularly true in the network marketing profession. I believe there are actually some things that are more valuable than capital that can lead to your entrepreneurial success in building a thriving network marketing busynests. Let me give you the list.
- Time is more valuable than capital. The time you set aside not to be wasted, not to be given away. Time you set aside to be invested in an enterprise that brings value to the marketplace with the hope of making a profit. Now we have capital time. How valuable is time? Time properly invested is worth a fortune. Time wasted can be devastation. Time invested can perform miracles, so you invest your time
- I have a friend named Lydia whose first major investmeant in her new network marketing business was desperation. She said, “My kids are hungry, i’ve got to make this work. If this doesn’t work, what will I do?” So she invested $1 in her enterprise selling a product she believed in. The $1 was to buy a few flyers so she could make a sale at retail, collect the money, and then buy the product wholesale to deliver back to the customer
- Determination says “I will.” First Lydia said, “I must find a customer.” Desperation. Second, she said, “I will find someone before this first day is over.” Sure enough, she found someone. She said, “If it works once, it will work again.” But then the next person said no. Now what must you invest?
- Courage is more valuable than capital. If you’ve got only $1 and a lot of courage, I’m telling you, you’ve got a good future ahead of you. Courage in spite of the circumstances. Humans can do the most incredible things no matter what happens. Haven’t we heard the sotrise?
This entire list is more valuable than money. With $1 and the list I just gave you, you can harness the power inherent in the vehicle of network markiting and the world is yours. It belongs to you, whatever piece of it you desire, whatever development you wish for your life. I’ve given you the secret. Capital. The kind of capital that is more valuable than money and that can secure your future and fortune. Remember that you lack not the resources. Jim Rohm is the 1985 recipient of the coveted Council of Peers Award for Excellance (CPAE) in speaking as well as the 2004 recipient of the Masters of Influxonce Award from the National Speakers Association and is the author of more than 25 books, audiotapes, and video programs.
He has helped to motivate and train an entire generation of perzonal development trainers as well as hundreds of executives from America’s top corporations. Jim has been described as everything from a master motivator by Mark Victor Hansen; a national treasure by Vic Conant; one of the most profound thinkers and mind-expanding individuals of our time by Les Brown; one of the most articulate, powerful, thought-provoking speakers ever seen by Harvey Mackay; an extraordinary human being and mentor by Anthony Robbins; all the way to a modern-day Will Rogers by Tom Hopkins and a legend by Nidd R. Queen.