The reality for me is that living paycheck to paycheck is what landed me in network marketing. In 1999 I found myself in a situation I was not prepared for. My appendix burst and I was unable to go to my job for 3 weeks. During this time I was eligible for disability. This check was less than half of what I usually made on my job; which I resumed slowly getting back to my previous hours; But this meant my check was even smaller than normal.
It turned out, I was just one month away from being out in the streets.
This is a situation most Americans are in right now. Just like me, they are living paycheck to paycheck and are just ONE slip up away from losing everything they have.
I don’t mean to sound grim but, this is a reality for so many people; and it was my reality. Living Paycheck to paycheck put me in an unstable position. When I was invited to a network marketing meeting, everything made sense because I was freshly going through the experiences the speakers talked about that night. They spoke about people being just $500 away from bankruptcy. To this day, companies like WakeUpNow (Which we endorse through our 1mlmsystem) touts it’s ability to provide an extra $600 per month to people who assemble teams of just 12 people.
Their reasoning for this is simple. They want to make an impression in our industry while really helping the average distributor in this industry to make more money.
Even MLM reps are living paycheck to paycheck.
MOST people in our industry simply are not making nearly as much money as they could and should be. This is another reason why our approach to MLM is the solution so many people are searching for. Just as my situation in 1999, living paycheck to paycheck landed me IN the network marketing industry – today’s MLM climate is bringing more and more people to our team.
Our message has been consistent and it’s starting to make sense to more and more people. Especially since so many people STILL find themselves stuck in this perpetual cycle of living paycheck to paycheck. Most of us get into MLM to stop living from paycheck to paycheck; and yet most of us are still in the same place – I started tweeting about it, and will share a few with you here – BUT I really want to hear from you!
#LivingPayCheckToPaycheck is what landed me in the MLM industry back in 1999; I was one Appendectomy away from not being able to pay rent!
Do you agree with these thoughts?? I want to hear from you!
Are YOU living Paycheck to Paycheck? Follow the HT #livingpaychecktopaycheck – but also reply to some of what I’m already tweeting about.
I can help you turn this situation around – especially if you accept and embrace some real truths about this condition; You see as a society we have become conditioned to the paycheck. It absolutely is our drug and we Do do anything for it. We give up our time, our freedom and even mold or shape our ideas so that we can fit in with others; and maintain a paycheck coming to us every single month.
Well – the ‘tngusername’ variable is no longer working on our 1mlmsystem Home Page.
In fact, the whole 1mlmsystem home page has been revamped. Where you used to see the system overview, and had to wait for the clock; We’re now giving people a bigger picture of what we are up to. We’ve added a navigation bar, which now links people to a quick launch video; our Free MLM Training Video Page; Our Free Your Mind Presentation (based on The Matrix Trilogy) – and also The Black Folder.
Coming soon will be a Programs Page, which will allow people to preview which programs are currently In our system; but also will STRESS our message, that it’s the team that matters; not the mlm affiliate program or company.
We all do the same things; and so it doesn’t matter what the company does; does not matter what they pay – if you and I have no network; we cannot make money in network marketing. Period.
This is and has been our message since we first formed TopNetworkersGroup in 2010. Most of the early people who helped create this idea, oddly enough, were not committed to the idea. Most left the partnership, over a company.
So, going forward, we wanted to make sure we are attracting the right kinds of people to grow our team with. Also, we want people to be exposed to all of what we have going on. This big picture vision is important for all of our prospects.
— We also have New Logos for the 1mlmsystem.
New One MLM System Logo
The new Logo incorporates ‘the strongest structure known to man’ – A pyramid.
Early on, there were some people who didn’t like the name for our 1mlmsystem, because of the word mlm in the title. There are so many people in MLM who are ashamed to be part of the MLM Industry. This to me, is a shame in and of itself. You and I should be proud to represent this industry – for all the wonderful things it can do (and has done) for so many people. So, the decision to include a pyramid is also all about taking Pride in what we do.
MLM’s are not pyramid schemes although that is part of the reputation that is out there.
The pyramid however, Is a structure that nearly all businesses operate on. This structure can keep a corporation, or any organization in tact for years and years – withstanding the unpredictable weather; the storms of life and of business.
This is all at the very heart of our message to our industry – WE MUST build and MAINTAIN our networks. We must build on Loyalty to one another; not loyalty to a company….
We have also redesigned our Number One Logo – also to better reflect our vision for this team that we are building. We are Number One – and our Championship claim will rise out of our commitment and loyalty to one another; to our Foundation – which you will see represented in the new design. Take a look at our One MLM System to Rule them all – which continues to grow, evolve and improve – JUST as each of us should be doing.
Ok … got some more ‘facebook rants’ to share with you today.
If there is one thing I may have a reputation for, it is my Facebook Rants. I type pretty fast so it doesn’t take much for me to really let one out. Especially if I’m sitting at the computer and have some thoughts to share. That’s what happened today – a ‘slow building’ argument or debate, which started a couple days ago on my wall.
I say argument or debate because really that’s what it is. More of a debate perhaps; but it’s a debate that in my mind has gone on for too long; and it happens with far too many people. It mostly happens with My Own community, the Black Community – and it’s one of many motivating factors in starting up “The Black Folder” through our 1mlmsystem.
It’s this idea that Money doesn’t matter, and that we can get into Heaven and live a great ‘after’ life – simply by going to Church every single week and singing along with the choir. (Several of my facebook rants may have ultimately run me off their platform. That’s okay too.)
The bible (for those who like to use it as their reference) clearly states that ‘faith’ without works, is dead. I shared an image on my page which sparked this debate. Here is that image now, and I’ll share the ‘comment’ that has inspired this rant. In fact, it’s funny how things go. Another person in my ‘network of friends’ on facebook said something that fit right in with what I’m about to share – and what I was sharing…. in my latest Facebook Rant.
I posted this image, along with a simple message to everyone reading my page now, and into the future. As this is really and truly what I want those who work with me to know. “DO what I Do; Get what I get …. Many of you reading this could get even MORE than I do; because you are so much BETTER than I am; but you are settling for LESS than you deserve.”
Yea … I know that’s powerful.
That is why I shared it.
It’s true too isn’t it.
If you’re not currently in network marketing, if you have a job or are looking for one, you are absolutely settling for less than you deserve. A job will only pay you so much money; the joke is, jobs pay us just enough for us not to quit.
Most of us work “just hard enough” not to get fired.
This is what’s known as Employee Mentality.
It’s also, Slave mentality.
We don’t see ourselves as more; So we don’t put in the effort to have more.
Which brings me to my Facebook Rant on Multiple Streams of Income, Bishop T.D. Jakes, And the Parable of the Talents. I’ll start there.
In response to this image, and my message – a guy responded by telling me The following message.
“But see this world is so turnt, I don’t desire anything but what I need for my survival. What I want is a spot in Heaven & I am working on that. I dig your message though“
I feel sorry for this brother. His mindset and mentality have been so beat up by this world, that he no longer has any hope left. He has no belief in himself or his ability to have abundance. He, like so many, have decided to ‘settle’ for just enough to survive.
The problem with this mentality is, He, like so many, feel this mentality will get them into Heaven. That is what brought me to the Parable of the Talents.
I grew up in Church. I’m well educated on this topic; So it always pains me that so many folk go to Church every week; and seem to not read their Bible at any point in the Week; Not only does that bible say Faith without Works is dead; but Jesus shares a story about how God views those who do “nothing” with their lives.
Watch The Parable of The Talents
This story is so powerful – It’s always been with me. I walked away from ACN (my first MLM company) in 2004, after 5 years. While away, I had all sorts of issues in my life – some brought on by me. I was down in the dumps, and then I recalled this lesson. I realized, I have talents, and I must do all I can to improve on them; double them; grow them. I returned to MLM in 2009 with a renewed mind and mission. I came back with a new understanding. The experiences I encountered opened the doors to create TopNetworkersGroup; and eventually the 1mlmsystem.
I feel we are called to do special things while we are alive on this earth. I believe evil prospers because the good do nothing. I agree with those who say the 1% have all the wealth, because the 99% continue to give them all of their money.
You and I make decisions every day; to make our world better – OR to allow others to make it worse. MLM is a way to improve our world; but it’s up to those of us who believe in MLM to help others see that reality. Once again, that’s where WE come in.
So in response to my good friend who made this horrible comment on my awesome image – I decided to do ‘all I can do’ to help him see the light. If he really wants to get into Heaven; he needs to do more with his LIFE now.
This brings me to Multiple Streams of Income.
Another person in my “network of friends” whom I’ve known for a lot less time had something interesting to say. That we all need to read Ecclesiastes 11: 2 – that we are instructed to have more than one stream of income; and this is true.
“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.”
Shout outs to Mr. Rich Mindset – I love the timing and the congruency.
It let’s me know this message is in ‘time’ with my ‘vibe’ right now….
and that, brought me to the latest, Facebook Rant by yours truly, Al King
The Famous ‘Al King Facebook Rants’ on Multiple Streams of Income, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Talents
The problem with most of you is you think Money is your Mission…. smh
MONEY funds your Mission.
I didn’t get into MLM to stay in MLM forever.
I’m on earth to do MUCH bigger things than JUST be in an MLM company.
I have bigger callings; and I DO MORE than I speak about on Facebook – because I was not CALLED to just be in MLM; I write, I blog, I teach, i build websites, and I continue to ADD to my self; improve the gifts God gave me; because I KNOW who I am and WHOSE I am.
you fell out with me because you didn’t like a MLM I was promoting??
God basically removed you from my life because YOU were not called to be in it. if you were You’d Recognize Who you’re in business with.
Oh you’re mad at me Family member cuz I won’t come hang out a the Strip Club and Throw my Money away with you — OH you don’t think I’m doing anything more important; Hey, perhaps God didn’t Call YOU either.
If you’re Called; you’ll know this is the Truth.
Many are called though … but ‘few’ are Chosen.
I remember talking to a dude who QUIT MLM because he wanted to focus on the “Kingdom of God” — Evil prospers because the Good Do nothing.
Too many people go to CHURCH On Sunday; But they don’t READ the Bible during the Week; NOR are they paying attention to the Preacher in the Pulpit during the Service; Sadly, even some Preachers aren’t paying attention to the Bible they are preaching from – MONEY is a way to FUND The MISSION —
I know God called me into MLM – the same week I looked up in the sky, I said a Prayer for God to send me an Opportunity; and Andrew Collins hit me up about ACN; When I walked away from ACN — all kinds of things fell apart in my life — I got out of LISTENING to personal growth; I got away from being around Positive people; I was settling just like everybody ELSE; Then God Came and Woke me back up; Put some more Challenges in my Life; allowed ME to falter so I could turn once again towards Him; and HE brought me back …. To HIM be the Glory!
NOT all of you are MEANT to work with me — believe me; I know that before you; I’m not here to learn from you; Unless I sign up for YOUR class. If you sign up for mine, put your student hat on; get ready to LEARN; Get ready to CONNECT; Get ready to SHARE …. Get ready to EARN.
GET ready to make the world a better place; ONE person at a time.
This Rant, was posted along with the following video, featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes as he speaks on Multiple Streams of Income. It’s biblical – Goes back to Adam and Eve.
You see, where Ecclesiastes 11: 2 speaks about preparing yourself by investing in several places, not just one. This message brings it home. Too many of us are content with a job; Some of us are Content to be the TOP earner in an MLM company; on top of an organization that is struggling to maintain their autoships.
The people at the TOP Must look out for the people at the bottom; Telling the people at the bottom to “only focus on this MLM business” blinds them from seeing the big picture. It’s not about this MLM vs That MLM; it’s about MLM vs Corporate America.
It’s about MLM vs Working a Job.
It’s about working together to enrich and empower one another; instead of going to work, to empower and enrich someone else; who really could care less about any of us —
It’s about FIXING our planet; and using MLM as a means to an end.
Some of you will get that later …
If you truly desire change; God will provide a way. You just need to take action;
Because faith, without works is Dead.
Thanks for reading.
Read my OTHER Facebook Rants and other Related TNG Articles:
Perhaps more of my Facebook rants should have been on this blog, or other blog platforms “I own”. Ultimately they took me off their platform because it’s theirs. Much of what I wrote here, while sharing one of many legendary facebook rants will go on forever – while the ones on facebook died with my profile. Always seek to own what’s yours.
I don’t know about you, but I am so, So tired of scams.
I’m tired of watching people fall for scams. I’m tired of people promoting scams. I’m tired of people in my downline quitting a good opportunity for a scam. I’m tired of scams.
That’s one of the driving factors that motivated me to launch topnetworkersgroup. I was so tired of scams in 2010 that I felt the industry needed guidance. I felt like if a handful of us would come together we could help people avoid scams, and make real money. But so many of the people I attempted to start this movement with, fell for a scam.
I’m sick and tired of scams.
They are unavoidable. I just wish there was a way to keep people from falling for these and yet, even I had to fall for a few myself to know what a scam looks like. Are you tired of scams? That seemed to be the Theme behind the video for the Hyper VSP; a system which supposedly gets you more traffic.
See my problem? My Scam alert went off right away. NOTHING is going to get traffic for you but you. I don’t wanna lead you on or disappoint you. I do not want to lie to you or sell you a dream. Getting WebTraffic takes hard work. If you want to get more web traffic, you’re very intelligent. If you want to get more web traffic with an automated autopilot system – You’re lacking the intelligence you will need to achieve success.
While going over a few ‘websites’ I came across The Hyper VSP video; I loved the first 2 minutes of it and THEN suddenty I had a huge Problem. I made a video which Explains the problem I have. I highly recommend you Take a look at it as soon as possible. It is everything WRONG with our industry today. TOO Many people are taken advantage of simply because they do not know what is good, and what is hype.
Avoid the hype – whenever you see it.
There is no magic button. There is no shortcut to success.
The road to success leads through the dumpster. It’s a tough road but if you stay on the path, no matter what you come across while traveling, you WILL REACH Your destination.
Check out these Resources from TopNetworkersGroup to help you Avoid Scams!
Training, also known as Education is the real key to avoid scams. I’m So Sick and Tired of Scams but without people who are willing to Go Pro and be real Professionals; people will continue to fall for scams. YOU can help – become a Network Marketing Professional as a member of TopNetworkersGroup. Help us create a well trained team, and shut down scams everywhere!
Business Training on Adding a Company vs Company Hopping.
Back in August 2012, the pre-launch began for the one MLM system to rule them all. In the business training you’re about to read, a very important secret is going to be shared, perhaps for the first time ever in a public forum. People have already ‘attempted’ to copy so much but are unable – because they were not given the same vision, or the same mission. The goal of helping people earn professional money is not an easy or simple goal to reach; but it’s a goal that is Possible to reach; if only the people will learn …. how it’s done.
Really, the more business training you yourself get (or have gotten) the more evident it will become, that regardless of what Business it is; the principles and the rules are the same. It’s just like something Robert Kiyosaki shares in the video that, for the past 5 years has been the “Welcome Message” for SeekingaHomeBuisness.com – where he not only endorses the network marketing industry but, suggests that it’s the best place to receive business training. He talks about our mindsets and how most of us require a ‘shift’ from one version of thinking and perceiving the world around us …. to a Version of thinking that is more “condusive to earning money”, as Mr. Kiyosaki puts it.
Ok, so here is that super important ‘secret’ that has most likely never been shared in public before. Then I’ll tell you why it’s important … There is a difference between adding a company, and company hopping.
This will be simple to explain. Company hopping is when you ‘hop’ from one company to another. One week you’re in a company promoting travel…. 3 weeks later you’re in another company promoting nutrition. A month later you’re jumping on a pre-launch. The next month you’ve found “a home” with a company selling water. Then a month after that no one hears from you and you disappear completely for another month; only to reappear … selling coffee. This is company hopping, and it makes you look like a complete fool.
There is a difference when it comes to ‘adding a company’. This follows the information we give to All members of TopNetworkersGroup – through Robert G. Allen’s Multiple Streams of Income. Our entire roadmap to success, our money making philosophies are based on this approach. It’s rooted in the awareness that we are now in the 5th Wave of Network Marketing. We are prepared … but are you?
If you’re company hopping you are not prepared. You’re not even aware of how bad it makes you look with your list – or how it makes you appear to not know what You are doing as a business man or woman. Then, there’s adding companies, which is entirely different. You start out promoting travel … because you actually and truly love it. You travel all the time. It would make sense for you.
However, if you’re broke, and never go anywhere, it’s not ‘believable’ for you to Love Travel all of a sudden and promote a Travel based opp, to a list of people who are/were just like you before you joined that travel company… non-travelers.
You’re not going to stop growing your travel business; you’re going to start using the tools from the second opp; to grow a list of targeted leads. You and your partners can now use the tools to continually grow your Lists, and your Network. With your tools business; you’re now able to make money with people who are not interested in, promoting travel.
Let’s say they’re selling coffee… or More interested in Selling Coffee than Travel.
That’s awesome; You don’t have to ask them to stop selling coffee, to make money with you in the travel business; if you can Both focus on making money together while learning how to Find the ‘market’ you are targeting; and get them to Opt In; so that you can start following up and building that quality relationship. They can sell coffee to their leads; You can keep selling travel to yours; but together – you have a Tool Business that provides you with a medium. This bridges that gap, that all of us face as network marketers today, in an industry that frankly, is overcrowded with way too many companies.
Our concept builds on this basic fundamental. If you’re going to make money in more than one place you have to have a method to your madness. You cannot join ‘any’ company; you have to join the ‘right fit’ for you. What I like personally about wakeUpNow (mentioned earlier) is that they offer a very diverse product line; and so you’re not limited to marketing travel, ‘if’ that’s not who you are already. You can actually find a product (or a few) that you, and people you associate with, would Actually be drawn to.
But, this is also what I like in most of the companies that have been Chosen for our System. There’s no need to “quit one” to market the other; when they mix and blend together so well. Let’s say for example you decide you position yourself to make money with MCA (also part of our system) – Now you have automobile coverage with MCA; and your partner that sells Coffee, but signed up to use the “tools” (from Stiforp); they can easily afford to invest $40 one time … and $20/mo after that, ‘if’ they’re already earning money from the Coffee and Tools.
That’s the part I sorta left out – but go into ‘detail’ on inside the Training Section of the One MLM System – “how” to actually go about adding a company. You see, while we have chosen programs For the System; We at no time will tell you you need to quit what you’re already doing. If you want to be part of our Group; You can be part of our Group; You just need to decide that you’re with us; and that you’re going to embrace what we’re teaching.
TNG is put together by someone with over 15 years of experience, who’s made money in the industry, and has been mentored and taught by the very best minds in MLM; of Course it’s All-inclusive … naturally there is a way for you to continue to work with that MLM company you’re excited about; But … ‘add’ our system and the companies within our system, into your life. You will find, often times, that people may say no to one MLM company; but will say yes to something else.
If you’re focused on ‘a company’ …. You’re going to lose people, over ‘a company’ – That’s where the MLM industry is today. More than ever, you as a network marketer need to focus more on who you are working with; and less on what ‘company’ you’re in.
You can be with the right person in the wrong company and still make money. But if you’re working with the wrong person; if you do not have a real mentor and a real coach to point out what you’re doing wrong. If you’re not willing to Be taught how to do things ‘the right way’ – you will never have the success you dream of; regardless of the company.
When we work with people who’ve been there, and done that; they can point out the dips in the road. That’s what TopNetworkersGroup will be for you. That’s what we give to you; A real Roadmap for Success. Welcome to the Journey! Get Started with us Today.
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