- Posted by Cliff Walker
- On September 14, 2021
To some, the path to network marketing success opened up before them, as if by magic. They include those like Kaleb Mickens (a.k.a. Cash Cartier), who after his minor-league football career ended found himself bussing tables, or Brian Fryer, who after his minor-league baseball career stalled was looking for a new direction.
Both realized network marketing offered a great opportunity, and they seized it.
Others, however, might find themselves on the fence: Isn’t it too risky to take the plunge? Aren’t I better off remaining in a stable corporate job, as opposed to venturing into the unknown?
In a word, no. For those laboring in the corporate world, network marketing can open new horizons. It can allow those making the jump to reinvent themselves, to realize financial success based on their own devices, rather than some preordained corporate payscale. Moreover, they get their time back. Their schedule is their own. They work when they want, take off when they want. Work-life balance, an elusive concept in the corporate world, becomes a reality.
Still, there are those who have doubts. You don’t have to look too hard to find those who would express reservations about leaving a full-time job for a network marketing career. How can you possibly match those earnings? Isn’t stability more preferable?
As a network marketer with 20-plus years under my belt, I have several thoughts on that, not the least of which is that stability is a very elusive thing, especially now. Given the economic havoc resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, more and more people have come to understand what Mickens and Fryer understood — that there’s a lot to be said for betting on oneself.
There was actually great merit in that approach even before these tumultuous times. After almost 20 years in the corporate world I transitioned to network marketing in 1997, and I’ve never looked back. I am now a diamond director and top income earner with Jeunesse Global, having built global sales organizations of over 100,000 people. In short, I shepherd people on the same journey I once made.
My belief has always been that if you’re going to do something, you don’t do it halfway. You jump in with both feet. Of course, you do your due diligence first, going in with eyes wide open and fully aware that not all network marketing companies are created equal. So yes, there is a lot to weigh (no argument there), but at the same time, a full-on commitment makes a world of difference.
There might not be a perfect time to exit the corporate world and explore network marketing. But then again, is there a perfect time for anything? It’s a matter of assessing where you are in life, and what your goals and needs are. Then it is important to find the best possible fit and boldly forge ahead. The payoff, financially and otherwise, will be worth it.