Blog   Is Success In MLM Possible or Impossible?


Is it impossible?

I mean really…….does anyone believe they can make money in MLM that is significant?

Surely, if you’ve talked to a couple dozen friends and relatives MLM is ‘impossible.’

And with all the blood sucking con artists peddling their “MLM doesn’t work but my shit does” crap…..MLM success is ‘impossible’

And, if you’re anything like most people, and I’m like most people, we talk ‘strong’ about what we are ‘gonna do’ and ‘hitting the top of the pay-plan’ but we have our doubts.

I remember sitting on the couch at 3:oo AM more that once or twice thinking, “Who am I kidding?”

That was back in 1994, my daughter was 8 years old at the time… know, that age where they love you reading them stories and you love it to because what your reading is far more interesting than reading the same book over and over.

Reading Alice in Wonderland to her this one night, one of my favorites by the way…..I read these 2 sentences and stop.

Chelsea, all grown up now, says to me “Dad!  Keep reading!”

I do but I can’t get them out of my head.

Once I’m done reading……I go sit on the porch and reflect.

  • ALICE: This is impossible
  • MAD HATTER: Only if you think it is


I know that motivational stuff doesn’t work…….it’s really like a warm bath, isn’t it?

20 minutes later we're sitting in cold, dirty water

I mean really…..all those quotes and slogans……they sound great and we do the little ‘Aha’ thing, hoping it’s going to stick with us and change us and change our performance… never does which is my ‘warm bath’ analogy.

Warm baths feel great when you first get in but soon you realize your sitting in cold, dirty water.

So I keep thinking about this word impossible because MLM success was eluding me……and I realized, without question determination, motivation, drive and all those other ‘blah-blah-blah’ things don’t make a difference.

What would?


The word philosophy pops into my head.


I couldn’t shake this idea.

I needed a philosophy.

Converting the idea to action

My personal philosophy.

And develop and construct a  plan based on that solely philosophy.

Let me define what that really means.

It’s not a bunch of great sounding thoughts so we can sound smart at a party or coffee shop.

It’s a concept or idea that I would live by, no matter what.

And I knew it had to address the word ‘impossible’ from an entirely different angle.

I mean the Mad Hatter’s statement is correct but let’s be honest……while true, it one of those statements that sounds great but changes nothing.

I had to change…..found a different way to look at the word ‘impossible’ and then turned that in a philosophy.

I’m sharing this because someone I have tremendous respect for $17 Million Dollar MLM earner Jerry Campisi.……and in a recent conversation I shared this simple, short 7 point philosophy with him I had developed ….. I didn’t think much of it but he went on and on about how much sense it made.

It all started by uncovering, that night, another way to look at impossible.

Over the next 7 posts, I’ll spell out that philosophy and would really like to know how you feel about it.

I believe if you adopt in and live by it you’ll find it will make a significant difference with you……and……as a result of that, in your business.

Now before we get started I have to tell you it is not free.  Oh, there’s no financial cost…..but there is a price to pay.

See, you’ve got to do the 7 things 100% of the time…..not when it’s easy or convenient.

And, the truth about all of us is the same……if we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything.

But, as the old saying goes…..’if we don’t pay the price for success now, we certainly must pay the price of failure later’

When you combine this philosophy with a couple of network marketing skills ………you’ll feel the same way about the word ‘impossible’ as I do.  And, you’ll love it.

Let’s get to ‘impossible’ and the birthplace of an idea.

Well……that’s how this all began….and what led to Go90Grow, a skill based video series…….if you haven’t done so yet, check out the 2 skill based videos that are posted there and let me know what you think….



mark januszewski

world’s laziest networker

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