The Dream Stealers

How To Avoid Negativity

by R.G. Srinivasan

The network marketing industry is churning out more millionaires worldwide than any other industry. This is perhaps one industry where, while successes are legion, failures too are a multitude. While there could be many reasons for failures including fly by night illegal schemes, bad products and systems, 95 % of the failures may be attributed to one single factor, and that is the 'Dream Stealers'

Who are these dream stealers? What is their motive in stealing your dreams?

You will be surprised the dream stealers come in all guises. They may be your neighbor, your family member, your close friend or office colleague. Obviously they have the best of intentions and your welfare in their minds but they are not having the required information to give proper advice.

Now let's look at a typical scenario:

You are invited to a business opportunity meeting by a friend or an ad through which you have been contacted by a unknown person. Generally all presentations in Network Marketing are well designed to give you an overview of the company, the product and the income plan. Finally the testimonials show you how so many people became rich without any investments, with a little hard work and mostly smart work. The typical rags to riches story. You are impressed with the show. At the end you are personally introduced to a couple of these guys by your would be sponsor. You are struck by their simplicity, their honesty and the emotion and passion with which they speak about the opportunity. The Mr. Average man from the street who made good. You ask all the right questions about the product, company and income plan. Finally you decide it is the right opportunity for you. You make a commitment to join up and set up a meeting for the following evening.

While on your way home you can feel all your dreams resurfacing. The glorious dreams which you dreamt a few years back knocked down by the harshness of time and events. You once again start to reconstruct all your dreams. You can see hope in the horizon. You feel it is still possible to achieve all your dreams. You feel happy after a long, long time.

The next day dawns with excitement. You share the news of the opportunity with your colleague. You get a smirk. A laugh and says " I thought you are smart. You can't be joining all those cheering guys who are out to con you."

There is a little puncture and your excitement starts to come down a bit. Next you call up one of your best friend and tell him about the fantastic business you are going to start and tell him all about the business.

Hey. This is a scam. No body can make that kind of money in network marketing or everyone would be rich'

So goes the story one after the other with many of the people you speak.

So by evening your excitement your dreams all lie shattered. You feel the same old frustration creeping in. You feel there is not way but to slog it out in a 9 to 5. So what happened. The dream stealers had been at work. They mean well for you. At least that is what they think.

You must take decisions on your own information analysis and seek only opinions from those who have all the information which you have. If you seek opinions generally from all this is the end. Instead you must tell people not ask or allow them to give opinions. Neither should you give weight to people in the event of opinions being given to you.

Knowledge is power. People without knowledge is like leeches who suck the blood out of your aspirations and intentions. So beware of the dream stealers.

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About the Author

R.G. Srinivasan is founder of Born To Win Forum. He has an experience of over two decades in sales & marketing and general management functions in India. He is a certified trainer and consultant in training design & methodologies, focused on personal effectiveness and motivational training. He is also the author of ebooks, publishes 2 ezines on success and motivation and Home Business with an international circulation. His articles are published in more than 50 portals and websites across the world. He is featured as an Expert Author in . Check out his home business ezine at

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