This is an article I came across in one of my groups called The Art Of Internet Marketing. I wanted to share because I’m so tired of hearing about the 3% and 97%. The article was written by Mike McClurg http://www.successdreammaker.com
This is something to think about as a network marketer.
If you have ever heard of network marketing or been in network marketing you have heard the statistic that 97% of people fail. You hear that from people you are sharing it with, you hear it from people who are actually in network marketing. The question is, is it really true?
I would like to dispel that myth. That is a statistic people throw around because they heard someone else say it. That reminds me of a story I once heard. There was a Newlywed couple one day the wife decided she would make a roast for dinner. As she is preparing everything it’s time to prepare the roast so she cuts the end of it off. The husband walks in and says “Why did you do that?” She said that is how my mom always made it. So he asked, “Did you ever ask your mom why?” She said, “no” but decided to call her mom and ask. So she did. Her mom said that is how my mom always did it. So the granddaughter decided to call the grandmother and ask her. So when her grandmother answered the phone and was asked the question she said I always cut the end off because the pan was too small and it would not fit. The moral of the story is find out the truth and the reason why before perpetuating statistics or what someone says are facts, when really they are not facts at all.
The truth is 97% people in Network Marketing do not fail. They quit. The truth is 97% of people quit network marketing just like they quit going to the gym, dieting, working on their personal growth, on their marriage, wanting to be a professional athlete, better golfer, salesman and everything else pretty much. People tend to quit at most everything not just network marketing and it is only about 3% of the population that don’t. That 3% does not quit anything and that is why they are successful. It is not in starting but finishing and staying the course that brings the results. It also has to do with being properly trained and gaining a real understanding of network marketing. So the next time you hear that tell them it is not true.