I read this beautiful story posted here: http://www.harisingh.com/UbuntuAge.htm
At the Festival of Peace, in Florianopolis, South Brazil, the journalist and philosopher Lia Diskin related a beautiful and touching story of a tribe in Africa she called Ubuntu.
She explained how an anthropologist had been studying the habits and customs of this tribe, and when he finished his work, had to wait for transportation that would take him to the airport to return home. He’d always been surrounded by the children of the tribe, so to help pass the time before he left, he proposed a game for the children to play.
He’d bought lots of candy and sweets in the city, so he put everything in a basket with a beautiful ribbon attached. He placed it under a solitary tree, and then he called the kids together. He drew a line on the ground and explained that they should wait behind the line for his signal. And that when he said “Go!” they should rush over to the basket, and the first to arrive there would win all the candies.
When he said “Go!” they all unexpectedly held each other’s hands and ran off towards the tree as a group. Once there, they simply shared the candy with each other and happily ate it.
The anthropologist was very surprised. He asked them why they had all gone together, especially if the first one to arrive at the tree could have won everything in the basket – all the sweets.
A young girl simply replied: “How can one of us be happy if all the others are sad?”
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How does this relate to MLM? We have heard the saying the cliché “In order for you to get to the top, you’ll have to bring a team with you.” This principle not only applies to the philosophies of MLM as a profession but also it should be your attitude to EVERYONE in your business.
I see so many “up and comers” let their ego get in their way. They focus on helping only their downline and their success dwindles. We’ve seen it happen dozens if not hundreds of times.
On your way to the top, don’t only think of your yourself or your downline, the ones that directly affect your income and success. Think also of your upline and especially of your cross line. If you don’t support them, your success will be short.
If you are asking why then you just don’t understand the story above.