I wrote this article back in July 1998 when I was
President of Nutramerica. In the article I replaced
“Nutramerica” with “your MLM business”.
While the recent celebration of our nation’s independence still rings fresh in our minds and hearts, I thought it would be very fitting to talk to you this month about freedom.
What does the word freedom mean to you?
To our forefathers, it was a very simple concept, yet deadly serious because they literally put their lives and fortunes on the line. To them, it was about not having government (especially a foreign government) tell us how we should live our lives. It was about WE THE PEOPLE. It was about having the right and freedom to worship our God, raise our children and pursue happiness with absolutely no government intrusion.
But how many of you have ever taken the time to truly appreciate the sacrifices that others have made to ensure this privilege? Our forefathers took tremendous risks and responsibility in the pursuit of freedom; many, in fact, have given their very lives.
Now my purpose in this article is not to give you an American History lesson (not exactly my best subject). However, I do hope that you took some time this past 4th of July to reflect on “what if…”
What if… our forefathers did not take their responsibilities seriously?
What if… they had taken a casual attitude?
What if… they weren’t totally committed to the idea of freedom?
Would we Americans have the freedoms and opportunities we now enjoy today?
Allow me to take this one step further. What if you do not take your MLM business seriously? What if instead, you take a casual attitude towards your responsibility? What if you never really make that total commitment that you are willing to do whatever it takes to make your MLM business a success? What would be the consequences of your actions?
What freedoms are you looking for as a result of building a successful MLM business?
* Is it the freedom to get out of that dead end job?
* Is it the freedom to spend more time with your family?
* Is it to pursue your passion or purpose in life?
Honestly, how great would it be to wake up every morning knowing that you have total control of your life?
Never having to answer to no one but your God (and spouse of course, if applies). To know that each and every day you are in pursuit of your cherished dreams, and each and every day brings you one day closer to achieving them; to know that you’d never have to make a decision based on “can I afford it?” ever again; to never have to answer to a boss, punch a clock, or meet a deadline that will make someone else rich. To live life to the fullest.
Now that’s freedom!
But with these fantastic freedoms comes a price… and it’s called “taking responsibility”. How committed are your goals and dreams? How committed are you to the success of your MLM business? And most importantly, how committed are you to actually living the lifestyle, you know deep in your heart, you desire for your family?
With Freedom… Comes Responsibility, and with Responsibility… Comes Action!