Adversity, mostly financial, is in the air these days. People are dealing with unemployment, dwindling 401(k)s, giving up retirement plans, kids moving back home out of financial necessity—or parents who lost their jobs or retirement income moving in with the kids. In the mean time, financial scams from those we thought we could trust are being revealed left and right.
Our society is a mess. Financial stress is taking its toll, affecting people’s physical and mental health.
I think of my wife Marian Head’s book, Revolutionary Agreements: Twelve Ways to Turn Stress and Struggle into Freedom and Joy. The agreement to “look for blessings in disguise” reminds me that we can see the glass half-empty or half-full. We have choices about how we face adversity. Humans posess the attributes of imagination and ingenuity. While we can let adversity beat us down, we can just as easily wonder, “What is the blessing in disguise?”
For some, cutting back on entertainment expenses has resulted in spending more time at home with loved ones (board game sales are up!). For others, the blessings came from employers with the ingenuity to introduce a four-day workweek as a way for everyone to share fewer hours, so no one would lose their job. Less time shopping and more time feeding the soul by walking in nature is yet another of the many blessings in disguise.
In our profession, the blessing comes undisguised: we have a solution for our friends who may be hurting financially. Network marketing is a tested business model for the twenty-first century. All you need to grow your business during these challenging times is to believe in what you have to offer—even if you haven’t yet personally arrived at what you define as “success.”
Viktor Frankl said, “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
We founded Networking University to guide and educate those ready to take control of their lives. Welcome your friends on this journey. Adversity is the driver. Now is the time.
Remember: education changes everything.
See you in class!
Dean, Networking University