One of the bigger mistakes in network marketing I made can also be argued as
When I first got started in this business I set some pretty crazy
goals. My cockiness and the goals together made me think that I was
earning more than I was. It also made me believe that I was going to
make this money very very soon.
The first mistake started in Luxembourg when I was living with Marie
in my father’s basement after moving back from Australia. In my first
professional basketball negotiation, I could have easily have asked
for free living and they would have given me an apartment. I did not
need that as I was going to make tons of money with my business, is
what I thought. Little did I realize that accommodation in Luxembourg
is one of the most expensive things ever. We ended up living in a
place that was way bigger than what we needed and it was located as
centrally as possible. A typical case of living beyond your means...
The stress of having to deal with living a life where expenses are
higher than your incomings is never fun. This damaged my energy on a
daily basis which also made it difficult to build a team. If you can
find a way to always have a full time or a part-time job on the side
until you are doing extremely well in your business then you will have
the right energy. I keep seeing a lot of people go full time almost
too early. Stay part time as you are often way more productive that
A few years pass by and I am now in a position where my business is
doing better and going in a good direction but I make the same mistake
again. Now I am living in London and decide to rent a flat with my
great business partner Dr. Terry in Holborn. It was out of my price
range but I was so sure we would make tons of money so I could afford
It was a run down disgusting place but it was also the headquarters of
our business. It was also out of my budget. I was living beyond my means again.
I did have quite a lot of stress the following years as I kept having months where outgoings
were greater than incomings. That stress definitely made me more
desperate and focused on the wrong people to bring in to the business.
If you have a choice to create a life where you are not so stressed
you can then go after the big dogs and be able to grow your business
in a much better way.
I went on to get apartments or a house that was out of my budget three
more times. Some idiots just do not learn. Yes, the ending to the
story is a happy one. However, I do strongly believe if I would have
had a part-time job and another source of income I would have been
successful faster as I would have been focusing on the right
activities instead. I never have regrets over anything but I do know
you can learn from this story.
We are all different. Some thrive under the pressure I put on myself
but I did not. So find the right balance for you. Usually, that means
to have a financial situation that does not cause too much stress on
your life. A little yes, but not so you feel ill.
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