If I live to be as old as Noah, (that’s 950 years, according to the Bible), I think my present retirement funds will long since have expired. But the recurring income from my network marketing business should be huge! Who lives that long, right? According to the latest scientific opinion though…
I was busy just a while ago reading The Gary Halbert Letter, just boning up on some advertising tips, and I somehow came across a July 4, 2011 news story from Yahoo! News. Probably something caught my eye over in the right sidebar, (you know how that can happen). Get this…
“Who wants to live forever? Scientist sees aging cured”
(You can see why this might have tweaked my thinking, right?)
“LONDON (Reuters) – If Aubrey de Grey’s predictions are right, the first person who will live to see their 150th birthday has already been born. And the first person to live for 1,000 years could be less than 20 years younger. ”
“I’d say we have a 50/50 chance of bringing aging under what I’d call a decisive level of medical control within the next 25 years or so,” de Grey said in an interview before delivering a lecture at Britain’s Royal Institution academy of science.”
Yeah, I know, my math isn’t exactly what the man said, but he’s estimating a bit, right? Cut me a little slack, will ya? But back to mlm–yours and mine. Think about it!
(Even if it’s only 150 years, I’m in!)
Relationships, now… Building those will be a bit different, right? After all, our residual income will need to grow (or at least remain stable). So how do we keep our customers for that kind of time span? Will we need to build our networking relationships differently?
So let’s start thinking in mlm terms here. Is creating relationships going to be any different if we are building them to last for centuries? Do we have to take any new factors into consideration? Are there different skills we have to have to build relationships that will last that long?
If you think about the whole time perspective issue, though, your network marketing business and relationships will be better served by adopting a more long range attitude, anyway. And if your longevity stretches to hundreds of years, all the better!
So, let’s recap. You’ll still have the same business procedures, the same relationship building skills (only with a longer-term perspective), and a stronger and larger customer base. The accumulated results only make the “big picture” enormous!
I know your company showed you some mathematical idea of the downline possibilities, but I’m pretty sure the possibilities considered did not include the millions of downline members you could have in this scenario. Are there other planets we can sign up distributors on? We might need a few billion more prospects!
(O.K. Let’s just dial down the excitement and come back to the present reality for now.)
If you have thoughts like mine–we need to talk about some new mlm business strategies.