Can network marketing help you in any phase of your life? The answer is a big yes! In 1984 I began on the corporate side serving one of the biggest direct selling companies in the world as a senior vice president and a member of the board of directors. Eighteen years later, in 2002, I left my corporate position to build an organization in the field.

Even though as corporate executives we had plenty of obstacles to overcome in order to help our company succeed, I wasn’t prepared for what was going to happen to me as a distributor (with a different company). For some reason, I felt it would be easy to make the transition from the corporate side to the distributor side. Never have I been so wrong in my life!

For the first 9 months, I set record after record in failure. It was hard and humiliating, and I wondered if I had made the wrong decision. I was at the verge of quitting when my life took a giant turn... for the worse. But internally I grew more than I ever had before.

One night I decided to quit, but instead had a dream that literally changed my life. In that dream I felt as if I was receiving the keys to success both in network marketing and in all areas of life. Here are the 9 rules I was taught:

  1. Learn how to dream again.
  2. Develop a belief system.
  3. Treat your business as a business.
  4. Don’t quit.
  5. Speak, work, and act from your heart.
  6. Develop trust.
  7. Ask for help.
  8. Be nice, be kind, and love everyone.
  9. Take massive action.

At first, I had to change my own life to make sure I was living in accordance with these rules. Then I had to teach them to my downline.

An amazing thing happened. As we taught people to incorporate these rules into their lives, we began to see massive success. We grew from a small team to a team of about 50 people to a team of over 250,000 people around the world. Not only did we teach and follow these 9 rules, we also taught another principle: “We will do anything and everything in order to help you succeed.”

Did all the people we taught this succeed in network marketing? No. But to this day many write and thank me. They became better husbands and wives; they built relationships on trust and loving; they became better fathers and mothers; they gave their family more of their time. They became better leaders within their community.

Many of these people have gone on to earn millions of dollars and helped other people to do the same. Network marketing hasn’t just changed my life; it has also changed the lives of so many of my friends for the better!

KEITH HALLS has been active in network marketing for over 30 years. He began his career as a senior vice president, original shareholder, and a member of the board of directors of a network marketing giant for over 15 years. As a distributor, he has built 3 international downlines of over 100,000 people. Keith and his wife Heather have 6 children and 2 grandchildren.

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