Do you remember the first time Networking was introduced to you, I do. It was many years ago, as a matter of fact 45 years ago. My husband had lost his job and we had 3 children, the ultimate happened. I was sent to live with my father and mother- in- law with our three children to a small town in Northern Ontario approximately 500 miles away from home. That was a very life changing experience. It took some drastic action on the part of my husband and I to find a home to rent, bring my husband and myself together again, move our furniture and find the money to sustain ourselves while we were waiting for some resumes to cross the desk of an interested employer. I decided to sell Raleigh products to raise some quick cash for us and back 45 years ago we put together over $ 1000 cold cash in a few short weeks and found a house and we were back together as a family.
What I now do not understand is why my husband and I felt that having a conventional eight hour, punch the clock "JOB" was so important, a establishment "status quo" that over rode any thought of making Network Marketing a lifetime career. When our family and friends found out what we did to get our family back together, the disbelief and shock that overtook them was unbelievable. We were almost embarrassed to tell anyone how we did what we did because of the "Shame" stigma attached to selling a product from door to door. I look back now and wish we had not allowed ourselves to be swayed by the "Popular Opinion of the Day".
I now look at the way the Pendulum has swung and can only smile and think to myself that finally after many years people are getting back to basics. During the Depression there were very few so called "conventional jobs". People pulled together and exchanged ideas, networking and helping each other was a big thing. The only way to exist for those who had no money, was to barter or exchange for food and clothing and other of life's necessities. Then came the Industrial Revolution and my mom, who is still alive recalls the good old days when people were out to help you not out to take you.