Originally posted here: http://kimklaverblogs.com/2013/02/my-company-is-the-1-nm-in-the-world.html
Have you heard people say that about their company (or pay plan or management or product/service)?
Have you maybe even said it yourself?
Do you believe that about your company?
Hmm. If yours is the best, that means all the thousands of others are second best, or worse, right? Including the company of the person to whom you are speaking or writing.
Do you even know who all the other NM companies are?
Is proclaiming that yours is #1 any way to make friends and influence people?
How about we treat this more like a matter of personal taste and values?
Take buying a home.
When you finally find your “dream” home, we talk about how “This is the perfect place for me!” Or, “We finally have enough room for the kids AND a sewing room for me!”
Does anyone say, “This is the best house on the planet of every house out there?!”
Without adding: “FOR ME (or our family)”?
When you buy that stunning blue dress, does that make the color ‘red’ suddenly less “good”? Isn’t it that the blue just looks awesome on you?
Isn’t it all a matter of personal taste, personal needs and values being satisfied at some point in time?
Since I started building again a few months ago, people have often asked me,
“So why did you sign up for Company X? What makes it the best one compared to all the others? What did I miss, should I join?”
My answer is always the same. Hehehe.
“It may not the best company in the history of the world. What it is, for me, is a program that connects with
1) my personal interest in meaningful marketing and
2) I get to offer little moments of happiness to others that they never expected.
I like doing that a lot. Happy people don’t hit each other. They don’t shoot each other. They don’t start fights and wars.
That’s why I chose this. For ME, it is a good match. And that’s why I do it.” – Kim Klaver
You could say the same for your company (or CEO or pay plan or whatever). How it fits YOUR taste or your interest – say – healthful living, or effective but non-toxic skin care, or WHATEVER it is that turns you on and lights your fire. Isn’t that how it is?
The more we come to know, the more we realize we don’t know. Have you experienced that too?
NOTE. INSIDE your company meets, you can say whatever you want. If it makes you feel good to say your deal is #1, fine. Everyone there is in it. But outside your company, if you say it to impress others, you likely won’t impress them. Because. In MLM, every company tries their hardest to persuade EVERY REP that THEY and THEIR company are number one. That’s thousands of companies and millions of reps, ALL absolutely certain their thing is #1.
Can you see tens of thousands of reps, from 2,000 companies, all in one gigantic stadium together? ALL screaming, “We are #1!” about THEIR company? At the top of their lungs?
Do you really want to be one of them?