As I listened to an audio tonight recorded by David Wood & David Sharpe in 2011, before they launched the Empower Network, the message they drove home was that it is more powerful to be unified than to be right.
As I listened, I didn’t feel that I had anything to learn. I was thinking to myself, “I already know this. It’s what I already believe and what I appreciate so much about being in Empower Network”.
And then something started to unfold in my mind. I started to see how the vision they outlined way back in 2011 has become a reality.
I don’t know the numbers, but I would fathom to guess there’s over 80,000 affiliates in Empower Network, and I would like to believe that every single one of them were attracted to this business moreso because of what is different here than in any other business.
It’s not about the money… well, not completely anyway.
There are always going to be those people who think that money is the be all, end all goal of life, but if you ask anyone who’s achieved that goal, most of them will probably tell you that once they achieved financial success, they realized that it wasn’t about the money.
It’s about the team. It’s about each individual who believes in the greater cause, the vision, the dreams they have for thier own lives, and for those around them, below them and above them in their organization.
The problem is that in most internet marketing opportunities, they sell the dream, but behind the scenes they’re living the nightmare.
They tell you to reach out to all of your friends, family members and to compliment people on how sharp they look while they’re pumping gas. They teach you to strike up conversations with anyone and everyone, hoping that *someone* will be interested in hearing about your business opportunity.
And the heavens will open up their blessings and pour out the gift of them signing up to join your team.
It sounds so easy. You get two, they get two, they get two, and so on.
Duplication. If you haven’t heard of it, you must be one of those people who fell for the compliment at the gas station, or were overjoyed that a stranger approached you in WalMart offering you the chance to become financially free.
But here’s what happens… REALITY.
The fact is, if the products or services that these companies are offering are really that great, they wouldn’t need someone to try so hard to get others to buy them.
We live in a world now driven by COMMUNITY, by the power of social media, and most importantly, by old-fashioned word-of-mouth. But now it’s shared on a grand scale with THOUSANDS of people in the matter of minutes.
If something is really THAT great, word will get around and people will buy it, assuming the price matches the perceived value, prestige, status or feeling that the consumer expects.
Now, before you get offended, please understand that I do purchase a lot of products from network marketing companies, and I believe that each and every one of them give me what I expect for what I pay.
I love some of the products so much that I’ve joined the company as a distributor.
As a matter of fact, the products offered by one of those companies, and the passionate reps who provided me the support I so desperately needed was instrumental in helping me get in the best shape of my life.
And another one of those products, from a different company actually helped me ditch my reading glasses. Yes, that’s right. I just realized this a few days ago, but I went from having to wear reading glasses for everything from using my computer to reading my phone, to not having to wear them AT ALL.
But as a business, here’s my problem… and maybe this resonates with you; I’m not so passionate about the products they offer that I could see myself talking about them every single day for the rest of my life, or even long enough to get uber-wealthy like they promise I will on the 3 to 5 year plan.
When I found the Empower Network, I expected to feel the same way. When I first joined, I didn’t take it seriously. I wanted to “try it out”, amongst a dozen or so other businesses I signed up for around the same time last year.
I figured that a $25 monthly blogging platform was something I could easily handle and then I’d see how it all worked out. I was expecting it to do something for ME. That was my first big mistake.
I never expected that I would become so committed to it that I would get “ALL IN”, and when I look back at the reasons I did, it’s pretty simple.
For the first time, I’m truly passionate about the products, because I believe something deeply magical is taking place by everyone who uses them.
You see, Empower Network is not just a blogging platform with banner ads promoting Empower Network. Actually, I’d say that’s barely the tip of the iceburg.
Empower Network is truly and EMPOWERED network of people who have at their fingertips the most powerful, comprehensive system that teaches you how to completely leverage the power of the internet to share your message with the world. It doesn’t matter what that message is.
If you want to sell soap, this will help you sell more soap.
If you want to sell vitamins, exercise videos or roadside assistance programs, Empower Network will help you do that, too.
But I prefer to sell Empower Network. Why?
Because it’s not just the most advanced, powerful training on how to be the most effective internet marketer you can be, but more importantly, it teaches you how to be a better person.
So many people have been held down in life by messages that make them feel small, meaningless, limited, powerless and incapable of rising up to their full potential.
Empower Network… not just the products, but all of the people I’ve connected with who are affiliates are uplifting, inspiring, positive and dare I say, “empowering”!
It’s often said that the proof is in the pudding. Although I really don’t understand what proof is to be found in pudding, regardless of that, I think you’ll understand what I mean when I say that seeing 80,000 affiliates all empassioned to lift others up, and having a completely UNIFIED message, has got to be the best pudding proof I’ve ever seen.
If you’re not in Empower Network, you need to get in now.
And don’t be a dabbler like I was. Dabbling will NOT produce success, and you will feel eternally dissatisfied.
You really need to get ALL IN. Then, and only then will the sky be the limit. I clearly remember how it felt the day I set myself free from the constraints of my dabbling mentality.
It can change your life, too. Are you ready for it?