Greetings! We have all heard the saying, “Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. But teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time at my grandpa’s lake house fishing. From the first time I heard this saying, it has resonated with me. I was not a very good fisherman, but I knew the basics. I was taught how to add string to the fishing pole, add weights and a bobber, and how to add a hook and worm. Knowing all of this, I could get the hook in the water, but I was never very successful at actually catching anything. Then again, I am not the kind of person that can just sit down for hours watching a bobber go up and down on the waves! I caught a few fish in my day but was by no means an expert.
Thinking back on my time at the lake and remembering this quote, I find myself today thinking about how I can teach someone to fish so they can eat for the rest of their life. Then I realized that the network marketing industry does exactly that. We teach people how to make extra money in their spare time. Once they start making money, then we teach them how to manage their money. Once they understand money management, the next step is investing their money. If you are part of a company with true leaders, most of them are willing to teach you all of these things. You do not just wake up one day and have knowledge. You are not born with it. Instead you have to grow in your knowledge.
If you have never been involved in this industry, then understand that it can be very difficult. This is not a quick and easy way to a million dollars. You have to work at it and perfect your skills, and like fishing you can learn and educate yourself. Find someone who knows what they are doing and is willing to teach you how to work this business. Go buy some books or rent some from your public library. Work on personal development. It will take time, but if you never quit, you will eventually figure out how to make it work.
There are too many people on this planet that are living paycheck to paycheck. There are many unemployed people, underpaid people, and even people that don’t know how to make a living at all. If you really love what you do and your deep desire is to help others, show them your business and teach them how to Fish!