If you’ve been in the network marketing
circle for some time, you know the way some of the top earners we have talk
about jobs. Most of what is said about jobs is negative. However, I would like us
to reflect on if it’s a proper way to speak of the way others make a living. According
to Wikipedia, a job is a person’s role in society. It is a regularly performed
activity in exchange for a living. A job is a subset f one’s career. The two
differ in that one retires from the career, verses resignation or termination
from a job.
Jobs i.e. either full-time or part-time,
can be categorized as temporary, odd jobs, seasonal, self-employment, consulting
or contract employment. They can also be categorized as paid or unpaid. Examples
of unpaid jobs include mentor, student, volunteer, etc. From our definition of
a job, children’s role in society (and therefore their job) is to learn and
study. Some jobs may require specific training or an academic degree. If you
are seeing like I am, I hope you realize that a job isn’t what most people
think it is.
ATTITUDE ON WORK
Vacations prove that a life of pleasure is overrated
The problem isn’t the job. Rather it is us.
We’ve been brought up with a negative mentality towards work. No wonder majority
of people procrastinate their lives away. Instead of dealing with ourselves, we
find an escape goat i.e. a job. These jobs are opportunities for us to work.
Work is creation. Work is purpose. It is contribution. Work is passion. We may
not like being told what to do or how to live our lives as it is in most work
places. Fed up of being driven by external forces on when to take lunch; take a
break; talk loudly; or even go on a vacation. Whatever the reason, jobs are
still not the problem.
It may not be the job you desire. However,
that doesn’t make it a bad one. Millions of families today survive because of
these jobs. As network marketers, all the content we access from our companies
is because someone is doing their job. Someone is playing their role in society.
Because of jobs, we are living beautiful lives today.
IT’S A BETTER WAY
Our profession – network marketing – is too
good for us to put down other professions so as to lift ours. If your religion
requires that you hate someone, you need a new religion. One of the leaders I’ve
grown to love most in our industry is Eric Worre. He admits that it is very
okay for one to be a doctor or an engineer, or whatever other profession, and a
network marketing professional at the same time. We don’t have to discredit
others’ so as to elevate ours. Unless we change what we portray about jobs, we
won’t be able to reach certain audiences. How can one listen to another that
despises their way of putting food on the table for his/her family? Jobs are
important in our lives. People don’t have to quit them unless they choose to.
Network Marketing is only a better way.