Why would someone with a successful, prestigious career in academia make the switch to network marketing?
Honestly, a better question yet might be asking why more successful people aren’t making the same decision!
And in the exclusive interview below, my special guest Grazyna Pajunen shares why she left her position as an electrical engineering professor to pursue network marketing, and most importantly, how she achieved six figures.
Below area few key takeaways from Grazyna’s story…
1. Search for Freedom
Grazyna went from a prestigious career in academia, working on multiple types of research, loving what she was doing, to not feeling fulfilled how she thought she would.
She couldn’t set herself financially free; the money was just not there.
The financial and time freedom we all want, simply could not be found in her career as a distinguished professor.
Can you relate?
Nevertheless, there was one thing Grazyna knew, and it was…
“If she focused on something, she knew she could achieve it”
So, after looking around for some time, a friend introduced her to her first network marketing company, and…
When she looked at the business plan, it made perfect sense to her
So she went for it.
What Grazyna soon discovered was that although she had achieved some type of success, mainly in Poland and in Europe, what she was doing wasn’t sustainable.
She couldn’t keep traveling back and forth from Europe to the United States every 3 weeks, so she decided to give up her network marketing career and focus on her real estate business.
But, following the 2008 market crash, and after her husband developed a problem with his shoulder and needed surgery, she knew something had to be done and she needed to look elsewhere.
For this reason, Grazyna started doing some research to find something that could help her husband and as a result, she found a product that was able to heal his shoulder and help him avoid surgery.
Grazyna became fascinated with this product; she studied it and shared it, soon becoming a representative of the company that sold it, which led her to become a six-figure earner in that company.
Still, the same problem that she had encountered years before found her again.
How could she build a global company without having to travel so much?
In that moment, she decided to search outside of her company (and the “old school” way of doing things) and went online to find the answer.
After trying to teach herself Internet marketing without success, she found Elite Marketing Pro, way back in 2013.
She realized this was the solution she was looking for, immediately started with EMP, and soon began getting great results.
However, the company she represented discovered this and stopped her from promoting their products online.
Unfortunately, this is all too common and I suggest you read the following post…
Fast forward to now, and she has partnered again with EMP, and is super excited to grow her business using the Internet.
And if you are ready to move forward with building your business online, I’d like to invite you to sign up for my FREE 10-Day Online Recruiting Bootcamp, where you’ll gain the knowledge to create an automated selling and prospecting system to attract highly-interested prospects to your product or opportunity online.
In Grazyna’s words…
“I still believe that developing my business on the Internet is basically the only way to go…this is the way of the future”
2. Believe in Yourself
More network marketers than not, experience negative comments and backlash.
Sometimes it could be from well-intentioned friends and family members.
Other times from people that are happy to crush your dreams, for whatever reasons.
In any case, it is hard to hear negativity from anyone, especially when it comes from people whose opinion you respect.
But, and this is key…
You need to push through it and choose better advice
Usually, you can find great advice from people that have already gone through what you are going through, and have actually achieved the success you want.
You MUST find a way to drown out the negative comments, have confidence in yourself, and believe that you can do it!
Go with your gut feeling.
Like Grazyna, she had the confidence that she could achieve anything she set her mind to.
Despite being successful in her career and having achieved recognition in her field, she knew there was something missing.
Moreover, she didn’t feel fulfilled because she wanted to achieve the kind of money and time freedom only having her own business would give her.
If you feel the same, want to be your own boss, and do what you want to do, you need to let go and stop listening to the negativity of people around you.
Well, if you focus on what you want, find the right people, and the training you need to improve your skills and follow it with consistent action, you will be able to achieve it!
It is only a matter of time.
Believe in yourself, and don’t give up!
However, there’s a crucial factor in achieving success, can you guess what it is?
Hint: it’s not about you!
3. Focus on Helping Others
This point is crucial in achieving success, because if we help enough people get what they want, we’ll get what we want.
So, find out how you can help other people with whatever problem they have.
And ask yourself every day before you start to work on your business…
“Who could I help today?”
You’ll be surprised how many people out there need what you are offering.
You need to provide a solution to people’s problems.
That is what marketing is about, well…good marketing anyway.
Focus on other people’s problems, issues, or desires
Remember, it’s never about you!
This is an important lesson, which most people in network marketing need to learn.
People don’t care about joining your, “billion-dollar company.”
What people care about is what’s going on in their life.
Whether you’re doing it offline or online, you need to focus on helping other people with their issues or to achieve their desired outcomes.
Stop focusing on how broke you are and how many people you need to recruit to pay your bills
That mindset will get you nowhere fast!
Focus on helping others; I can’t stress that enough.
Now, you need to find those people who are in need of your help.
And nowadays, that place is mainly online.
At least, it’s the place where you can reach more people in a shorter amount of time, not to mention in a more efficient way.
Like Grazyna, finding a network marketing company that has more progressive policies so you can work online, and are supportive of trying new ways, is key.
4. Build Your Network Marketing Biz Online
Nowadays, more and more leaders in network marketing are building their businesses online.
They’re using traditional recruiting strategies alongside social media to create leverage, increase the number of people they can reach, and most importantly, maximize their time.
As most of us are aware, time is our biggest commodity and you don’t want to waste it running around going through lots of trial and error to get to where you want to go.
That will take you months or even years!
Not to mention, you’ll probably be throwing away lots of money along the way.
Therefore, for you to avoid, or at the very least minimize this risk, you need to find systems that will help leverage your time.
As well as mentors to guide you along the way, so you can succeed.
That’s why following a system that actually works is the smartest way to build your business.
And the smartest, more effective and efficient way to build your business in this day and age, is online.
A small caveat…
I’m not saying that offline doesn’t work, because it does
So, if you are already building your network marketing business offline and it’s working, that’s great!
Keep doing that.
But, know that there is more than one way to build a successful business, and online is one of the best, if not the best way of doing it.
Yes, you still need to build relationships with people!
And build the skills to recruit and create duplication in your team.
But there are awesome ways to use social media and the Internet to grow your network marketing business, as well as, create systems for your team to use to duplicate what you’re doing.
Now, if you want to learn more about what we do here at EMP and do precisely what Grazyna has done to achieve her success, then I highly recommend signing up for my free online recruiting bootcamp.
You’ll learn the exact online business-building strategies I use to passively generate 300–500 leads per day, 30–50 customers per day, and recruit 70–100 new serious business-builders into my business each month.
Like Grazyna, I use the Internet to attract people every day, as well as, have conversations with people who are positive and interested in what I have.
This 10-Day Bootcamp is the exact information that I stumbled upon over 10 years ago, which allowed me to quit my job within 2 years and earn in excess of $14 Million in gross income since.
So if you’re ready to get started…
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