If you are anything like me, when you read, or see, or hear the word MLM, you immediately switch off or lose interest. The thought of them may give you that icky, someone’s trying to sell me something, can I even trust my friend anymore, feelings…I know, I get it, I have been a reluctant convert and certainly not to all MLM’s, as they aren’t all coming from a place of integrity. It is always so important to do your homework, to research the company, to make sure that you love and believe in the product and that you pay attention to the kind of people who have come before you, in the same business. Chances are, if the business is full of people you admire and like, then it’s probably a good match for you!
I have learned something new recently, something really powerful about the nature of multi level marketing, or network marketing. I had already seen the Rise of The Entrepreneur movie and I learned that in our day, age and society, MLM’s are actually a really sustainable way forward but that didn’t quite do it for me. This is what did it…
“When you buy from a friend, family member, or community member who runs a local business, whether it is a part of an MLM or not, you are directly supporting them and their family. You are putting food on the table, petrol in the car and clothes on their backs.”
It’s really about supporting at the local level.
If you choose to join a business through MLM, you can be joining a community of local people who are committed to supporting and growing each other towards more health and success. To me that’s what life is all about; connecting, supporting and growing, with integrity and authenticity. I really desire to support my local community by purchasing local whenever I can, so that I can support Mum’s and Dad’s to provide for their families, just like I am. When we are in business together, we hold each other accountable, we create sustainability, and we make the change we want to see in the world. THIS is what finally convinced me that some MLM’s really are the way forward in business…
Also, for me, I get to express myself, I get freedom, I get flexibility, I get to connect with people I want to. My clients, customers and team members are all people I like and WANT to spend time with and for me it’s authentic, because I would never be offering, or using a product, that I didn’t have 100% faith in and the people who know me, know that about me. This isn’t about making money, no matter what; this is about sharing what works, with people I care about, in ways that feel natural to me.
What are your thoughts on MLM’s?
In Beauty & Integrity
☾Shekinah Leigh ~ Shekinah Leigh “Honouring the Feminine”
“Sacred Feminine Practitioner”