COMPLIANCE CORNER

I just gave birth to a new baby boy! You may not know that – but I did. It’s EXCITING! I’m already a mommy to two beautiful children, and I love all three more than I can express. But there’s something about a new baby that just brings a sense of excitement and anticipation – Who will he grow up to be? Will he look like his dad? Will he have my curly hair? What will his favorite color be? Will he play a musical instrument? The list goes on and on! But we all know, even those who aren’t parents, that it doesn’t start that way! A brand new baby takes a lot of WORK! Feeding, rocking, changing diapers, teaching the baby to fall asleep (and stay asleep). They don’t come out walking and talking. After a few weeks (or months), you start getting worn down and sleep deprived. It’s easy to feel depressed and even a bit defeated. But it does get better; they don’t stay babies forever.

It’s the same with your PlanNet Marketing business – at first there is so much excitement and promise. You jump in head first and wonder – When will I sell my first ITA? Will I make it to Gold Builder? 20/20 Club member? Director? What will I say on a three-way call? At a presentation? But that isn’t where it starts – there is a lot of WORK that has to go into that first sale – into building momentum, and spending a lot of time and effort to invest in building a team. After a few weeks (or months), you start getting worn down and sleep deprived from all the calls, meetings, and presentations. If you’re working on that first sale or fifth sale or fifteenth sale, you know that your residual income doesn’t just come walking up – you have to earn it! But it does get better. Your team will grow, they’ll learn so much from you and your upline, they’ll start duplicating your efforts, and those matrix payments will start rolling in! You’ll feel a renewed sense of pride and excitement.

My three-year-old daughter no longer needs my help to sit up on her own, or walk, or even feed herself. Most nights when I put her to bed – she falls right to sleep with no help from me – no rocking, no bottles. She has come a long way in a short time. So will your business. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s still work involved. I still have to cook her meals and help her brush her teeth every evening, but it’s way more fun to run and play together. She loves to help me in everything I do and she’s learning more every day. Your business will always require your attention; there will always be work to do. But it will get easier; it will get more fun again. There will be times when you have to put a lot of effort into this, and times when it’s easier and you’re able to sit back and just oversee your team.
 
Don’t lose that sense of excitement for the future and don’t lessen your efforts – it’s gonna be a fun ride full of learning, growing and achievements. The PlanNet Corporate team is here every step of the way to help!
 
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~Amanda Restivo, Vice President, Compliance --  arestivo@plannetmarketing.com