79 DAYS (and a drive to San Diego)

16 09 2009

Yesterday was a day for phone calls. Time to set up appointments for the rest of the week. The first one-on-one of the week was last night with a Finance Major from Cal Poly Pomona. When all was said and done? She was more interested in getting a “job” with ACN in the Finance Department.

Today took me to San Diego to meet with a referral that a friend of mine sent my way (a cousin of my friend). Unemployed and waiting for her Navy boyfriend to return from his deployment, she was anxious to hear more about the company. She became dismayed that ACN was a network marketing company. She and her boyfriend had previously dabbled with a company that sells “legal insurance.” That was enough to sour her on the whole industry.

Personnel ParachuteI just laughed to myself internally. It’s amazing how closed-minded some allegedly “open-minded” people can be. They say that a mind is just like a parachute: it only works if it’s open.

I chided that to the woman I was presenting to that if she was “close-minded” there is nothing I can do about that. She responded that she wasn’t close-minded at all. And then she proceeded to tell me why she wouldn’t even consider ANY network marketing company.

I didn’t get mad. It’s just a part of the journey. Building an MLM business is all about sorting thru people. In the past two days, I sorted. In the days of the Gold Rush, prospectors were paid to dig thru a lot of dirt. But they didn’t focus on the dirt, they focused on the gold.

So I got my hands a little “dirty” today, put a few miles on the car (and racked up $171.87 in mileage deductions in the process). I’m tired but not discouraged. I’m on a journey. I have two one-on-ones scheduled for tomorrow and a BOM.

Today is over. 78 more days til Anaheim.