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Why I Stopped Sponsoring & Team Building

 

 

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Episode 36 Blog Post:

In this revealing post, I get into the pivotal decision to stop sponsoring affiliates into social selling and network marketing—a decision that wasn’t made lightly. My hope is that sharing my journey will not only provide insight into my decision-making process but also empower you to make aligned choices in any area of your life.

The Genesis of Change

My adventure into network marketing began in mid-2017, propelled by the allure of utilizing SEO and my website to build a business. However, the realization quickly dawned on me that my methods, while successful, were not easily duplicable. This epiphany steered me towards a path of traditional network marketing leadership—a path that, in time, proved misaligned with my core values and aspirations.

The Quest for Alignment

As I ventured further into the realm of network marketing, the dissonance between my professional actions and personal integrity grew. Despite the success and the incredible bonds formed within my team, I felt a pressing need to reassess my involvement in traditional network marketing dynamics. This reflection wasn’t about denouncing network marketing; rather, it was about seeking a path that resonated more profoundly with my ethos.

The Decisive Factors

My decision to stop sponsoring was influenced by multiple factors, each contributing to the realization that my growth and the growth of my team could be better facilitated in different capacities:

  1. Personal Growth: The journey through network marketing was transformative, teaching me invaluable lessons about business, resilience, and self-worth. Yet, as I evolved, so did my understanding of where I could make the most significant impact.
  2. Alignment with Core Values: Stepping into the role of an online business coach allowed me to align my professional endeavors with my core values more closely, offering support to a broader audience without the limitations inherent in traditional network marketing structures.
  3. Sustainability and Authenticity: The traditional network marketing model, with its emphasis on direct recruitment and team leadership, increasingly felt out of sync with the sustainable and authentic business model I yearned to cultivate.

The Liberating Questions

In contemplating any significant pivot, I’ve found the following questions instrumental in guiding my decisions:

  • What are my long-term goals, and how does this decision align with them?
  • How does contemplating this change make me feel?
  • What are the risks and benefits of making this change?
  • Is this the right time for such a shift, and if not, when?
  • How would I advise a loved one in a similar situation?

A New Chapter

Choosing to step back from sponsoring and team building in network marketing has opened new avenues for me to support and inspire female entrepreneurs across various industries. By focusing on building multiple streams of income and leveraging the power of personal branding and digital marketing, I’m now able to guide others towards creating businesses that not only thrive financially but also enrich their lives on a personal level.

Parting Thoughts

Decisions that pivot our path are seldom easy, but they are essential for growth. As I continue on my journey, my hope is to inspire you to embrace change, trust your intuition, and pursue a life and career in alignment with your deepest truths.

For those looking to navigate their own pivotal decisions, I invite you to download the “10 Questions for Clarity on Life’s Pivots” worksheet, a tool designed to aid in your introspection and decision-making process. CLICK HERE to access.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Here’s to making choices that lead us closer to our authentic selves and the lives we dream of living.


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Maverick Society, The Membership:

 

FREE Personal Brand Toolkit:

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