I was watching popular business seminar by some motivational guru. He was talking about the number 1 factor of success as "hard work". I tend to disagree. If it was just hard work, then every garbageman, every farm laborer, every waitress would be a multi millionaire. And I know where this guru I was listening too was coming from in that he means something more like: hard work focused on building your own business.
But still, it's not just hard work. It can't be. Because who's gonna win in digging a ditch: A guy with a backhoe, or a guy with a shovel? Who's gonna win in a race, the person on foot, or the guy with a car? Who's gonna catch more fish someone with a fishing rod, or someone with a net? Who's gonna chop down more trees, someone with an axe or someone with a chainsaw? The point is that you can't just work hard. You also have to use strategy, you also have to work smart, and you have to use the right tools, team, and intelligence behind your actions.
As important or more important is: working smarter, gaining leverage, using the right tools, automating, your connections and people you know, how lucky you get ie: one breakthrough can elevate you to a whole new level. Then yes some hard work as well focused intelligently.
I'd say it's more like "smart work". Not hard work. I know people that worked hard all their lives, and now because they're too old to work hard, and because they didn't work "smarter", they're now broke....because they're too old to work hard anymore.
Ultimately, it's: income producing assets that are one of the main things that gets anyone anywhere. So things like "owning a business", owning some investments, etc etc...Not so much your work. Those who are richest quite often work the least, because they have income producing assets doing the work and providing the value.
So if you're doing an MLM business that's great, you have a lot of things in your favor. But now you also need to work smart! The first thing you should do is "start recruiting". Don't sell products. Don't do that. You need to be recruiting and building your team first and foremost. Because if you can get enough people into your downline then the business will start to grow on it's own. So if you want to see one system you can use to automate your downline growth go to: http://www.mlmrc.com
Because I remember this person I use to know who was doing this one company. And this person really loved the company products that they were selling. This person would buy a lot of the products, and because he didn't know much about business he just kept trying to "sell product" instead of "trying to recruit people". So this went on and on for ten years. Well, then something bad happened. See the company went under (true story). And he lost his business, and so did everyone else doing that company. So all he ever got out of the situation was a few very small retail commissions of say 25%, here and there on a few products he sold. And trust me, he worked "so hard" for those small profits. he was working "none stop" trying to promote the business. So it's just really sad, because he did this for 10 years and in the end was left with nothing but a garage full of products that he couldn't even sell...In the end to some degree it was a complete disaster, an utter failure because this person didn't know any better. They were working hard, but not working smart. So you don't want to end up like this kind of person in your business.
But now image this....
What if he focused less on selling products, and more on recruiting people? And what if he also made a database of these people along the way, with their names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses etc etc. And steadly kept in contact with them and built up relationships with them. So then 10 years goes buy, well he's probably doing "very well by this point". So lets say the same event happened. Well, he could join a different business, call up all those people, and get them to join up under him in the new business, and he'd still be in business now!!! He'd still have the same downline! He wouldn't have lost 10 years of his life spinning his wheels. So I'm telling you, please focus on recruiting, not so much on selling products. Recruiting and building a team is where the money is. And by building a database of your downline members you'll be able to also insulate yourself against any kind of a downturn with your company. You'll protect yourself that way.
Anyway, so again if you work smart you'll likely stand a far better chance of success with your mlm business. So why not turn on some various forms of: automation that will begin working for you 24/7/365 even while your sleeping.... such as: http://www.mlmrc.com