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Being Different VS Making A Difference

Making a Difference in Network Marketing

I was born different.

Making a difference in Network Marketing

Well not too different, but different enough. 11.5lb newborn to a mother who probably weighed about 100lbs!

I’m convinced that has had an impact on my genetic makeup of having to do things my way, which if you haven’t guessed happens to be different from most people’s ways!

The PROS have outweighed the CONS for me throughout my life. Well, having been in advertising for 14 years has helped me get away with a few things that mattered to me; very long hair (in a relatively conservative market), complete disregard to wearing a suit ‘at least to even important meetings’ attitude, my day beginning when it begins, the occasional bright red sneaks and the odd neon orange furry coat for my PC until the chairman of the agency authorized IT to buy me a mac!

See folks, along the way I managed to develop a ‘skeptic from hell’ approach to life, empowered by a titanium-tough shield that protected me from the mediocrity around me! Or so I thought!

When I decided to walk away from a very rewarding and high paying job my objective was to do things my way, 100%, no compromise!

Guess what? Network Marketing appeared at the right time in my life. It represented the freedom many of us seek but rarely are ever to pay bills pursuing in real life! With the help of my wife, who ripped away my stealth filter and allowed me to dig deeper into the notion of network marketing (which it was at that point in my brain).

I saw some light and I liked the shadow it cast onto me.

Making a difference in Network Marketing

But you wouldn’t have guessed. The drama began when I had to accept the powerful concept of DUPLICATION.

What? I walk away from earning 6 figures and leading a team of over 100 people to have to CARBON CLONE the actions of a twenty year someone who I have never met in real life with hope my career and income will work out duplicating a young stranger!


I have to admit a few of those young dudes were pretty slick in how cool they made it all look. So I took a leap of faith. About the same time that my entire outlook to life was taking a 180 degree turn. Thank you universe for intervening!

Fast forward, a few months into my first Network Marketing experience, I just wasn’t cutting it! I faced a complete inability to even come close to closing, let alone having a list of more than 2 people! Yup, “this is not for me” was the immediate mental response – BUT I hung in there. I was conscious enough to realize there was something fundamentelly wrong with what I was doing, actually it was how I was approaching it.

My sly sub-conscience was getting me to frame my approach and actions using the “YOU HAVE TO BE DIFFERENT” in how you do it as there are millions of other script following earth roaming Network Marketers who are all doing the same thing! (a side-effect of having worked in advertising for so long!)

Making a difference in Network Marketing

What it also consistently succeeded in doing was to distract me enough from seeing what should have mattered which is “MAKING A DIFFERENCE”. A difference to me and a difference in the value I bring to those I approach with great opportunities.

As I educated myself (partly on my own but mainly by being a great student to my amazingly resourceful wife), it dawned upon me.

The fuse of the most basic pieces of knowledge that I had been successfully teaching to many team members for years lit up!

You need to walk before you run. You need to learn to play the basic chords before you improvise and shred your own power solo!

So, I decided to accept following the notion of duplication BUT I couldn’t entirely give in, so with the help of my wife and the universe (after I asked nicely) I gradually began to meet leaders that I admired, each for her/his own contribution to success in Network Marketing. Some for their mindset training, others for the tech genius, some for their vision and so forth.

While the nugget in my message may not be an issue to most people (who blessed with the ability to be pretty comfortable with just doing things they are told will work without too much resistance), for those of us who need to reinvent ourselves every time we do something in our lives (irrespective of it’s significance!) rest assured there is a place for us in Network Marketing. In fact I think many of us create interesting approaches to the business! I mean how much madder can you be than Dave Wood and he’s successful, right?!

The interesting thing is that there’s a common thread that runs through the leaders that I admire… they all have the ability to identify the right opportunity and they stick to it and work it hard and they are authentic about the whole thing. The wackier they are the higher points they get!

It’s no coincidence that some of the most influential leaders in today’s Network Marketing world and their teams have singled out NUMIS (a gold and silver based opportunity) as their primary business! They are building it with blood sweat and tears and making hundreds and thousands of leaders-in-the-making successful and wealthy!

Can you guess what my primary business is today?

Making a difference in Network Marketing

In my finale, I address the question; will doing things the “proven and tested” way always beat doing it your “super duper creative” way?

That folks, is my question to you. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Loving Life, Living Life.

Firas Abouzeid

P.S. There has been lots and I mean lots of hype about Numis. A lot of the info out there is great, but, I suggest you check this link to get the quickest drill on the details. Do it NOW, not later, which never comes!

Ecstatic to be alive.

Hello inhabitants of planet earth. And any other civilization that currently tunes into our world wide web.

Firas Abouzeid

I’ve finally assembled my sense of purpose, thoughts, ideas and goals for this central website/blog which will be playing an integral role in what I’m currently doing and more importantly in what I plan on achieving in a very compressed period of time.

It’s a long weekend, my kids have just finished school and we’re supposed to be basking in the glorious aftermath of Canada Day! The bottom line, I’m not supposed to be working! so I’ll keep this as brief as can be.

If you already know me, great having you here, if you don’t, take a few minutes to check out who I am, what I do and what makes me tick.

For now and until the next post (which will be sooner than anyone in my family would like it to be), have a great 4th of July and a fantabulous summer kick-off!

Isn’t it a great time to be alive in this time and day!

So many opportunities to explore, so many great people to meet’n’ learn from and so much wealth to be generated!

To ‘Wholesome Wealth’ **cheers**


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