The Problem Isn’t MK or MLM

A comment on one of our articles from a gentleman who believes that people are more likely to fail than succeed at anything they do. What an outlook on life! Why do anything at all in life? What a sad life you are going to have if you’re most likely going to fail at everything!

Every negative you described appears in every sales opportunity on the planet. There will always be things out of your control. What is in your control is your attitude and response to these negatives. Your work ethic is in your control.

If your dumb enough to buy your way into a sales goal to achieve recognition, you will not succeed. That is bad business. If you open a McDonalds and buy 1000 big Macs to hit your sales goal, you’re a terrible business owner and a hollow shell of a person who believes that is success. And you will never succeed.

What you describe is not exclusive to MK. People are more likely to fail than succeed at anything they do, and we as sales people are entitled to nothing we don’t create for ourselves. The problem isn’t MK or MLM, it’s the people in them that blindly believe it’s an easy way to make 6 figures or better. They’re naive. And shame on the recruiters who aren’t straight with their distributors, hut again this isn’t exclusive to MK or even MLM.

As an insurance broker I talk to agents daily who blindly believe they are guaranteed to make 100k in passive incone just because someone else did. Only 10% of agents make that type of money or better. The other 90% are hardly ekibg out a living. But let’s blame the insurance company or better yet the insurance industry as a whole instead of taking responsibility for our poor business savvy, naivety and weak work ethic.

I challenge you to show me one business opportunity where 51% or more of the people succeed long term making an above average income. And back it up with facts. You cannot do it. 70% of businesses fail within 10 years. If you can prove me wrong, I will quit my job and sign up under you, then pass your lazy ass.

13 Comments

  1. Char

    Grrrr…..Where do I begin?

    “Every negative you described appears in every sales opportunity on the planet.” –

    Except that MLM isn’t sales, it’s MLMing.

    “If you open a McDonalds and buy 1000 big Macs to hit your sales goal, you’re a terrible business owner and a hollow shell of a person who believes that is success. And you will never succeed.” –

    If you open a McDonalds and recruit others to open up another McDonalds right next door, and everyone on the block if you can, you’re just dumb. That “is” MLMing and what the founders promote and prefer.

    The article is EXACTLY the mindset scammers want you to think. Yet, when you understand that MLMing is a negative act due to its inherent flaw, it’s so easy to debunk. It has nothing to do with effort or mindset unless we say the drunk driver was negative or the robber didn’t try hard enough. Don’t be an MLMer which by definition is a person doing a bad action. An MLMer must lie and scam others to be “successful” just like the “robber”.

    Don’t believe me? Ask yourself if recruiting is the focus at meetings and rallies.

  2. MLM Radar

    As an insurance broker…
    So this makes him an expert in MLM recruiting scams? Arrogant idiot.

    … I talk to agents daily who blindly believe they are guaranteed to make 100k in passive income just because someone else did. Only 10% of agents make that type of money or better.
    Except that the only MLM-ers who can make that kind of “passive income” are the 0.000001% of consultants who cheat and steal their way to NSD-Emeritus level. But hey, let’s just assume that his “experience” numbers as an insurance agent also apply to MLM-ing. Because…. fake facts.

  3. Dave

    Having lived through a pink nightmare, it is apparent that this gentleman has not. He obviously doesn’t understand the pressure and shaming tactics used to force a consultant to place unneeded orders to keep her director, who is also under pressure in her position, both losing money in the process. MLM’s rarely make anyone money. Comparing insurance sales, yes, you have to sell to make income, but you are not forced to pay for an inventory of goods that usually just sit on a shelf collecting dust. Being an insurance broker you say you see new agents who “blindly believe they are guaranteed to make 100k in passive income just because someone else did”. However, I have seen many employment ads for insurance salespeople that allude they will make 100k plus, just to get more bodies in the door. How many of your sales agents max out their credit cards and lie to their spouses just for the opportunity to sell your product? It is very presumptive of you to say they fail because of laziness. I have seen just the opposite where almost every waking hour is dedicated to working this business, which drains them in every way possible. Financially, spiritually and mentally.

  4. Lazy Gardens

    I challenge you to show me one business opportunity where 51% or more of the people succeed long term making an above average income

    Uh, we have a MATHEMATICS FAILURE here.

  5. Jason Houston

    This moron already has two strikes against him: 1. He works in the insurance industry, which makes him a bolder liar than telemarketers and car dealers. 2. He can’t spell or write above a 6th-grade level, which indicates he knows a little about everything, and a whole lot about nuthin’.

    Those alone would cause me to disregard anything that tumbles out of his mouth.

    Why anyone would even bother to publish this rubbish is a mystery. This guy surely isn’t carrying a full suitcase.

  6. BestDecision

    Lazy? After graduating from college with honors and later becoming a Cadillac Director? Sounds most like you’re the bitter one in this s conversation because YOU can’t make it on the insurance world.

    Sir, while you’ve been off nights and weekends in your industry, I was holding unit meetings, guest events, workshops, flying to Dallas, packing and unpacking for classes and events, slipping on hot, tight pantyhose, standing in heels, wearing skirts, and hoping I could make good money.

    Your profanity is unbecoming, and I certainly don’t respect you for it.

  7. Ldybug34

    So, I was ALSO an insurance sales person and a MK rep (recruited by sister-in-law). The two industries are nothing alike. Also, Jason, not all insurance salespeople are liars – I was proud of the work I did. So much so, that I went out of my way to hide that I did MK from my client base, and tried to promote myself elsewhere. I was unsuccessful in selling MK, but was successful at my Agency. I left when my SIL encouraged me to lie to my husband about the money spent as “we hadn’t yet combined our finances”. Also, the fact that they just doubled my ordering and called it sales was BS. I know what a sale was, and I didn’t need a crappy bracelet to lie to me daily.

  8. Lazy Gardens

    70% of businesses fail within 10 years. …. If you search for this, yes, it’s about correct.

    WHY they fail is important. One survey found 42% of small businesses fail because there’s no market need for their services or products. And 29% failed because they ran out of cash.

    But those are REAL businesses, not contracted resellers and recruiters. MLMs are NOT businesses!

    1. Char

      Precisely. MK corporate is the only real business – albeit unethical.

      Direct buyers and recruiters are just that, and nothing more. If the direct buyer can find a sucker to pay double retail, good for them.

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