How Are You Connected?
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Many top Network Marketers say, “Leaders learn.” The more you educate and develop yourself, the less likely you are to stress over change. If you work secularly, your job should be part of your life—but not your whole life. Really, how successful will you feel if you are at the top of your profession but lose your health or the respect of your family? People who are truly successful endeavor to keep their work, health, and family life in proper balance.
Pretty much explains itself, don’t you think? Communication is a vital element that is lacking in too many families. Be careful not to take communication for granted, only to find that you gradually speak with each other less and less. IT IS claimed that human society feels only as good as its families feel. History shows that as the family arrangement erodes, the strength of communities and nations weakens. When moral decay destroyed families in ancient Greece, its civilization disintegrated, making it vulnerable to conquest by the Romans. The Roman Empire remained strong as long as families remained strong. But as centuries passed, family life weakened, and the strength of the empire waned. “The security and elevation of the family and of family life are the prime objects of civilization, and the ultimate ends of all industry,” commented Charles W. Eliot, former president of Harvard University.
Even if you don’t talk to them on a daily basis, these need care. Nurturing others has a calming and uplifting effect. You probably noticed it last time you did something caring for your organization. According to an Internet survey, “one in four Australians say their pet is the most valuable member of the family, even more important than their partner or parents,” reports The Sydney Morning Herald online. One in three respondents to a survey conducted by an Australian financial services company spent “more time and money on their pet than on their own medical needs.” Pet treatment options include magnetic resonance imaging, keyhole surgery, bone grafts, chemotherapy, organ transplants, hip replacement, and even brain surgery.
This may be the town you live in, your organization, or both. You have an impact on the world when you influence beyond the individual level. No wonder so many Networkers talk in terms of TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More.
When we ask the Success Story question, “What is the best thing for you about Network Marketing?” many top-earners answer, “The lifelong friends.” If you can combine community, family, friends, and fresh ideas into success on a financial level you must be a Networker! “Like cultivating a beautiful garden, building a friendship requires a lot of time and care.
Today, modern technology allows us to make hundreds, or even thousands, of social network “friends” by merely adding their names to our list of computer contacts. And when we wish to end one of these “friendships,” we simply delete that person’s name from our list. In fact, one recent survey revealed that although we are socializing more, the number of our truly close friends has decreased.
True friendship involves commitment. In other words, a good friend feels a responsibility toward you, and he really cares about you. Of course, such commitment is two-way, and it requires hard work and sacrifice on both sides. But the rewards are worth the effort. Ask yourself, ‘Am I willing to give of myself, my time, and my resources for my friend?’ Remember, to have a good friend, you first need to be a good friend.
Good health to you!