One of the biggest gifts a network marketing business offers us is a lifestyle, in the fullest sense of the word: a way of living that reflects our values and attitudes—moral, health, social, economic, and more.

Being in our mid-fifties, we’ve lived and learned a lot. One thing we’ve learned is that when something is chal-lenging, this doesn’t mean it’s the wrong thing to do or that it’s not doable. It simply means it requires persistence. We’ve learned that practice does make, if not perfect, then at least better. We’ve learned that life is good—every part of it.

The networking profession allows us to pass on some of our wisdom and truly make a difference to those who choose to join our team. Here’s an environment where the people we mentor or coach are actively seeking what we have to share and profoundly grateful for what we have to offer. And for the guidance we offer, we receive financial rewards. Being a network marketing leader is a way to monetize your life wisdom, which is a rare opportunity in our society.

Our network marketing business also offers us a place where we can continue to learn, grow and receive guidance and coaching from others who join our ever-expanding team.

Every living organism is either contracting or growing. Too often as we get older, there is a contraction that occurs in our lives. As we start to physically wrinkle and shorten, and we realize we’re no longer able to do all the things we could do in our twenties, a corresponding contraction can take place in other areas, too, such as in our professional and social circles. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

One of the beautiful things about this profession is that we are always seeing new people come in—often a delightful mix of folks from all walks of life and all age groups. Because a successful networking business is all about building deep and long-lasting relationships with these people, our social circle constantly expands—a living, growing entity that becomes a source of life energy.

What can we do to make a difference in the lives of others? After fifty, this universal human need often takes on greater importance. Life becomes not so much about how good we are at running our businesses, but more about how good are at serving a cause that’s larger than ourselves. Network marketing is one of the most fundamental, accessible and rewarding ways to make a profound difference in the lives of possibly thousands of people, while simultaneously taking care of ourselves. And by serving others as well as ourselves, we make the world a better place.

The network marketing community is one of the few places in the modern world where our elders are honored and rewarded for their wisdom and experience. Our business model provides a structure for older people to continue to grow and expand, as well as to contribute by mentoring the younger generations, who welcome and appreciate their guidance.


CHRISTA WAY and MICHAEL JUDE have been top earners
and mentors in networking marketing for fourteen years.
They reside in Boulder, Colorado and Palm Beach,
Australia, and are featured in this issue p. 48.