One thing is very, very important in Network Marketing and that one thing is called Integrity. MLM business is a Leadership business. So, to lead people successful you must have Integrity.
What Integrity is? Here is what Wikipedia says that Integrity is:
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to uphold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards.
In ethics, integrity is regarded by many people as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions. Integrity can stand in opposition to hypocrisy, in that judging with the standards of integrity involves regarding internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding within themselves apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs.
The word integrity evolved from the Latin adjective integer, meaning whole or complete. In this context, integrity is the inner sense of “wholeness” deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others “have integrity” to the extent that they act according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold.
A value system’s abstraction depth and range of applicable interaction may also function as significant factors in identifying integrity due to their congruence or lack of congruence with observation. A value system may evolve in a while, while retaining integrity if those who espouse the values account for and resolve inconsistencies.
In Network Marketing your business is you! If you don’t have Integrity you will never have big business. In classic business maybe you can make some money without Integrity, maybe you can cheat somebody for big money and be asshole who cannot look at your self in the mirror. In classic business you can do that, but in Network Marketing there is no way.
That is one of the reasons why people who don’t have Integrity don’t have big success in MLM.
You see in classic business if you cheat someone, few people will know about it, but if you do it in Network Marketing it will go x 100. Everybody will know about it. Your downlines, uplines, cross lines, everybody. Than your business is in big problems. If you want to make big or small cheats don’t join to Network Marketing it will not work for you.
What is also part of Integrity. One very specific thing which shows up all the time. I know that working with people can make special connections, it can made that you fall in love in your downlines, uplines or even cross lines.
It is no special problem if you to both are single, but if you fall in love in person who is married, or you are married and then you chasing your downlines than you are without any Integrity. It is the same like you shit in the plate where you eat. Sorry for a bad language, but that’s the way it is.
If you want to have big and stable business, you must have Integrity. You have to be a role model for everybody else. That is the Leadership and that is duplication. If you will have fun with your downlines, your downlines will do the same. Than you not have your business anymore.
So, Network Marketing is not like the “Wolf from the Wall Street” it is the opposite. If you want to have stable business. You have to be a Leader with balanced set of values and with complete Integrity.
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