Network Marketing Transparency

When it comes to network marketing, I am ashamed to say that I have let so many people down through the years. I realize that its my own fault and I have no one to blame but me. The worst part is, I have let myself down over and over through the years.
I have made money in this profession that i have loved but I have jumped so much that I lost what i really wanted. In fact I changed companies the way many people change underwear. I have been an MLM junkie and I am not proud of that.
As I look back, I really don’t know why I never settled and built. You see I invested 15 years in Amway as that was my start to the career of network marketing so it’s not like I didn’t know how to stick. That was 15 straight years!
When i left Amway back in 2005, I felt like I just divorced Amway so I went on a wild streak and since then have jumped in so many companies, I can’t even name them all. In fact many of the companies I have been in, is no longer around.
With each company jump, I have learned a ton though because I always understood you get around the heat if you want to also be the hear! I also always understood you read and listen daily. I have done all the personal development except one thing, taking action long enough to build the right momentum.
You see, I have had no problem taking action. In fact I never really had a problem sponsoring people either as I have brought on over 300 people personally between the different companies. The most in one company was around 20 people personally.
My problem is I start to build a little momentum then I see another grass is greener company so i leave and have to start all over again. You can’t ever make the big money starting over 3-4 times a year! It just won’t happen.
If i ever hurt you, I want to say from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry. This is from the bottom of my heart. I want a clean slate so that I can move forward without the guilt of hurting past sponsors and even team members. I am so sorry, please forgive me!
I guess the hardest part for me is knowing I let my amazing wife down. I got her hopes up with every company and she trusted me every single time. She has always believed in me no mater what and even when I didn’t believe in myself. She’s been my rock for so long and I love and cherish her so much.
She deserves only the best for putting up with me all these years. I am grateful to her and God for giving us the marriage that we have because our marriage is where I am truly blessed. That I don’t take for granted.
Even after all these companies, shes like lets do this. She always forgives and forgets and thats an amazing quality of hers that God created in her. One day when we are on a stage telling our story, people will fall out of their chair and realize when we make it, so too can they. We want to inspire others in a way that says if we can do it, so can you! And we truly believe that.
We are going all the way this time. We wont stop anymore and we will be a success because we can’t be stopped as long as we dont stop. You do enough work over time, the rewards will be there.
The last thing is forgiving myself as that will be hard too because i do carry a lot of guilt for not being who I said I would be through network marketing. I carry more guilt because i know I can build teams but then I sabotage it by not sticking around long enough to reap the rewards. I completely understand where i have gone wrong and take full responsibility for it. Many people have lost respect for me because of that but I will earn their respect back but first i must earn my own respect and prove to myself that not only I can do this but I will do this!
As Sandy and I move forward with Youngevity, we want to finally move forward in a solid way and in an inspired way! I finally have my passion back for network marketing. I lost that passion for a while but its time to change our life like never before. its time to step up and be counted.
It is time to be the man that God called me to be. The husband and father that my wife and son need me to be. The leader my team needs me to be!
Its time to do build for the 5 F’s. Faith, Family, Friends, Free Enterprise and FREEDOM! Thank you for reading this. I cherish each of you who are in our lives! No matter what you do, you really do matter in this world!
Living Our Story,
Chris Benton
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We have had a crazy story since we have been married over 15 years. From the moment we married, we have pretty much been a 24/7 couple and now a 24/7 family with Lil Chris who is 5. We want to use this website to share some of our experiences from God to family to life and business. We want to help people see that they have an adventure inside of them, they just have to find it and run with it. We are not meant to live a dull life but an adventurous life.

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