How to Build a 6-Figure Income While Working a Job Full Time
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Contributed by Rhiannon Neuharth
I am a wife, mother of two (one born missing part of her immune system), Disney lover, and former science teacher. I’ve been in the industry for about 10 years total. I started NWM at 18 because I didn’t want anyone else telling me what to do.
When I started NWM I was 18. I was overweight, self-conscious, and terrified of talking to people. I didn’t wear makeup, or dress up yet somehow I ended up in a very feminine makeup company (twice).
After that company I had to file bankruptcy. I earned a title and a car but no money (I was 24 when I filed bankruptcy).
The personal development I got while there though set me on course for who I am today. I now can talk to anyone anywhere. I can speak in front of groups on stages without breaking a sweat. That bankruptcy might have stuck with me for 10 years-but it taught me growth and change are inevitable and priceless.
My second company I was with for 5 years. I promoted quickly but stayed stuck. After a multitude of issues with a trainer corporate hired I felt like I could no longer morally stand by where I was. Slowly my business trickled away and I faded into the darkness. I made 250k in that company over 5 years, paid off about 33k in debt one year and worked myself to oblivion (15-18 hours a day). This gave me a false illusion of freedom because I was constantly working. That company allowed me the financial freedom to pick up my family and move across the country for my daughters health. I had a big team-but I was the only person consistently showing up. There were no other leaders to support the team, so I burnt out quickly in addition to the moral issues walking away was disheartening but necessary.
After that I went to scrubbing toilets and a small jewelry company. I was embarrassed, defeated and ashamed. I didn’t want a team. I earned enough to help put some food on the table (even if that meant I went without). After that I regrettably went back to teaching.
Not long after I went back to teaching I found my current company. I’ve now been here two years and we’ve accomplished more our first year than I tried to in my last business in 5.
We’ve paid off credit cards, took vacations, and just last week paid off my husbands car. While I’m not perfect not claim to be I bust my ass every single day for my team. Am I perfect? Nope. Did I claim to be. Nope. But if you truly look at this industry as a whole you’ll see the Highs and lows. You tend to only see the page in people’s book that shows success. You don’t see the struggle, the blood sweat and tears. The doubt the worry the fear. The obstacles. The realization that you will never ALWAYS be growing.
Also-Include your family in your adventures. We do a lot of vendor events as a family. A couple weeks ago Emma (my 7 year old) told me she was nervous. I told her “a closed mouth don’t get fed honey-if you want to make money go talk to the people!” She got over it! And this past weekend she begged to come back to the event to work so she could make money 🤪. If my 7 year old can do this industry-why can’t you?
The point by all this is KEEP GOING! You may need to change the vehicle to your dreams, but never give up on those dreams!!
The Network Marketing industry is one ticket available for any person on this Earth who wishes to enter the realm of riches in the world & yet we find majority of people struggling to make it past basic levels in business.
Why is that?
Why in this literally equal opportunity for all, many people never get equal results or desirable success?
Its because of these major issues that come along with people who come from all walks of life into this business.
No Entry Barriers
This the most beautiful thing about our business & also the cause of the problem.
As most of the companies in our industry offer free joining now hence anyone can come to this business regardless of their qualifications or experience.
And therefore most of the people who come into our business never leave the mentality of a job person or any previous feild they were from and they use the same mindset of past in the business.
Anyone without a proper commitment can enter the business and when they are required to leave their comfort zone, they would rather leave the business.
We are all self made, but only the Successful will admit it.
It is easier to blame the system then to admit one’s incompetence.
Fears, Doubts, Belief System
Strong results require strong activity, & strong actions can only come from strong belief system.
But average people are filled with internal doubts that they dont get cleared, fears that they don’t overcome. Like fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of change, and they never build faith in the industry their company, products or sometimes even themselves, which in turn leads to then not being able to perform at their potential.
A doubtful person can never build trust in others.
A fearful person can never build confidence in others.
A non believer can never generate faith in others or results for themselves.
Majority of people who fail or quit enter the business without the mindset of a business, we call them lottery jumpers, or luck testers.
They hope to get rich by the night or a millionaire next month if they sign up for it.
While a normal business can take from an year to 5 for just taking off the ground, people in NWM expect to recieve a bonus of million dollars without even doing the work of a penny sometimes & when they don’t get it they say they knew it wouldn’t work.
They are not willing to give the effort.
They are not willing to show up.
They are not willing to commit.
They just expect things to happen.
Not Coachable (I know what to do)
The tragedy for many people is that after a specific point they stop learning and drop the learning attitude behind.
Majority or people don’t learn the fundamentals of our business and they just assume what they need to do & start working according to their own experience or assumptions, which if had to work would have already worked for them in the past & they would already be Successful which they are not in most cases.
Just like a surgeon and tailor both do cutting and stitching, doesn’t mean a tailor can perform a surgery.
Hence not everyone who knows or thinks he knows about sales can perform great in this business, they need to learn the skills required.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying brick every single day.
There are part timers in this business who will make millions.
There are full timers in the business who will make a fortune.
But then there are people who we call sometimers which will never reach anywhere unfortunately.
There is always a need for a work ethic, a routine for any great feat.
Just like one can never build a great physique by working out 8 hours for one day once in a while, by giving even only 10 to 20 minutes daily one can be at his physical best.
Similarly one can never build a business by working hard once in a while when motivated and then forgetting that they have a business.
If one can overcome these internal challenges they can achieve their highest of dreams.