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How to Avoid Becoming a MLM Junkie

May 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 143

What is an MLM junkie?

An MLM junkie means you jump from one company to another because they claim to be the best. It's like an addiction where you want massive success in other companies. Have you ever heard the saying in potato chip commercials where you can't just have one? It's like that for some business owners. There had been people who stay in one company, receiving little results, then jump into another. They seem not to make up their minds. An MLM junkie is where someone jumps into every new gimmick. They sign up for every company thinking that they could get into the ground floor, thinking they would become instant millionaires. Then they go out selling, recruiting to their friends and families. They invest thousands and end up losing because for one thing they no longer committed, and the company fails after a short time in the business. Those are the kind of people who give multi level marketing a bad name because they aren't being responsible for themselves and their business.

I have been there and done that already. I got introduced to my first MLM opportunity which was Herbalife in 2010. I have accomplished a lot with the company losing weight, winning weight loss challenges, and being surrounded by wonderful people who had made a huge impact in my life. I was working with them for about a year until after I had moved to New York City, and got introduced to another company similar to Herbalife. They claim that their products are much faster and effective guaranteeing results within two days. Compared to Herbalife and their compensation plan, I thought it would be easy making money with them the way they did business. After eight months of working with them I saw little results, I barely made $6 after I only sold one product. Then one day something struck me and I ended up leaving. The reason why I left the company because I got tired of wearing suits, taking orders from younger people, calling everyone by Mr. and Mrs., overpriced products, and having to randomly talk to people out on the streets.

I had to find another opportunity, so I had done a research of companies that would be the best fit for me. I jumped into another company through a friend of mine, I ended up not being committed to it. I was turning into a MLM junkie already! I had to find something I'm very passionate with and make money fast. Then I realized it wasn't about the money, only something that I would love to wake up to every morning to. I was on my computer one night and took a look at my old pictures of me being overweight, then lead to looking at my Herbalife photos. I realized how much fun I had working with them. I felt overjoyed with the work and the accomplishments as I didn't even cared about the money at all. That was it! I realized my success was with Herbalife all along. Therefore I'm no longer a junkie!

There is a Cure!

It doesn't matter what company you work with, the products work, you just have to put in hard work and effort. If you are in MLM, how do you know if whatever the company you work with is right for you? The answer is your true passion! MLM junkies have the possibility to be cured, if they want help. When you have your own business, you have to keep it up responsibly. You must have all the facts and figures about the company. You have to look back, and concentrate on the quality of results you have achieved. Once something is working for you, stay with it! There is nothing wrong with having multiple streams of income. You have to represent your company on a professional and respectable level. With that said, avoid yourself becoming a junkie because it will lead you to a path of the unsuccessful.

Michael J. Stokes is a young entrepreneur who loves to help people succeed in life. You can visit his page at

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