When did we all get so damn impatient?

Has the ‘Last Great Generation’ been forgotten…and what they really stood for?

Pride in work, willingness to do the work, humility and striving to improve.  Symbols of the Great Generation seem to have been replaced by impatience, entitlement, and instant gratification…at least for the most part.

Network marketing and its promise of big money and time leverage is perfect ‘feed’ for the mindset we find ourselves getting pulled into, especially if we misplace our perspective and our common sense.

Are 2 – 3 years to build a 6 figure income at NO FINANCIAL RISK (re: See Government Funding)  really not fast enough?   Geez, gimme a break…or at least some perspective.

It takes T.I.M.E and time is the key element, looked at from a different perspective.


What makes our economic engine grow and areas flourish in the late 1700s and early 1800s was a system of Craftsmen and Apprentice.

In the 1900s it was not called that but it was the same setup.  Guy goes to work for a plumber and learns what to do, hands on, from the Master.

If s/he wanted to change professions, it would never occur to them not have to learn some new skills.

MLM is the same thing.  Learn the skills, practice, apply and teach the skills.

Two years to change the economic destiny of a family is not much time.

True leadership, which is what people are really seeking who have common sense, is really a person how knows how to teach basic network marketing skills and knows promoting all those magic systems out there makes them a pimp.

The difference between a pimp and a leader?

Integrity and pride in our profession.

Pimping Systems Is A Trap. The Bait? Promised Short-cut to the Impatient

Had an interesting exchange in my Face-book in box.  Girl trying to get me to sign up for this amazing system that would explode my group.

Turns out she just got it, is now promoting it and has not sponsored a person with it, nor made $200 in her primary deal…which she is putting on hold to promote this ‘magic system’. 🙂

She’s a pimp.

Doesn’t even know she’s pimping something…admitted she has no proof it works (which it does not) same old tired alleged shortcut dropped in a fancy site.

We simply cannot teach what we do not know.  Learn the network marketing skills so you can get a ‘yes’ 90% of the time to looking and learn how to teach it.


T – Things

I – I

M – Must

E – Earn


mark januszewski

world’s laziest networker


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  • You are so right Mark, taking time to acquire some skills is so important and so undervalued by most in our business.

    I was recently in Williamsburg, Va and I visited a historic tavern for lunch. I complimented the waiter on his excellent service. You see, Bill was not a college kid making some extra bucks. His profession was service, that’s actually what he told me isn’t that great? Bill said that “service was his craft” and he defined his job as blending acting and excellent service to help people enjoy their Williamsburg experience more. This guy was the real deal, he actually practiced every day to get better. How refreshing, to meet someone who is 1) happy and 2) is serious enough about their craft and service to put time everyday into practice. I really wanted him on my team but he was very happy right where he was.

  • Mark, I really appreciate reading your blog and viewing your videos. All of them make a great deal of sense so far.

    MY problem is that I am inpatient (I think you used that word) and that is becasue I am wanting to build a replacement income, to one that I already lost. I need a 1500-2000 dollar a month starting last week. THEN I can grow from there.

    Presnelty I feel I am on the Information Overload merry go round. Iach time I geet started on something another comes along that looks as good, or better, or will help with the first etc. I need direction and focus. You are a great help so far, but I have so far to go. Are there ANY short, more direct ways of getting started.

    It is my intent to use a central “branding” site to provide links to my multiple opportunities and others (maybe even get paid for hosting ads- but I need traffic first I guess).

    I need a time machine. Any ideas?


  • Great question Dale

    Like a lot of us [including me in 1993] you began ‘after’ the need …….this can cause stress and panic.

    1. Get a part time job that is a no brainer [waiting tables etc] that takes off some finanacial stress……you gotta pay the rent before feeding the dream.
    2. Relax and claim your common sense……counting working 30-40 hours a week, you are left with 128 hours …..subtract 56 for sleep and you still have 72.
    3. Cut out all the junk, TV, surfing the web, etc……most people deny those things but the average is better than 6 hours a day…….be vicious with your time choices……if it is not going to advance your goals, don’t engage.
    4. Central branding sites are crap, a waste of money and create false hope……….just learn how to talk to people
    5. Put 10 beans [dried of course] in your pocket every morning along with 3 dimes…..everytime you talk to someone about your business, take a bean out…..everytime someone is really interested and promises to review your information…..take a dime out……
    6. Don’t quit talking to people daily until both the bean and dimes are out of your pocket…..every day

    http://freenetworkskills.com will show you how to get a very high % of people to say yes……

    Seems easy and over simplistic……..and the only people who will disagree with it…..want you to spend money and leverage the internet……it’s all BS and none if it is good for you……

    No excuses, do the work…..

    mark j

  • I can feel where Dale is coming from, I am in the same

    quandry, but I have to agree with you Mark because if I had,

    had your advice when I was younger I would’nt still be in the

    hunt at 77years old.

  • Mark….in my opinion, this is one of the best replies I’ve ever read you write! If it’s okay with you, I’d like to use it in one of my newsletters. always sending you good wishes, lisa

  • I agree! Many of us did exactly what Dale did…. lose the income first, then really need to build the business – quick. I talk to people almost every week that are in the same predicament. It is stressful…. Mark thanks for your answer, outlined in common sense steps.


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