Multil-Level marketing is a little bit like David and Goliath...the little guy winning against seemingly unsurmountable odds. It's what I love about the profession. No entitlement, no tenure or anything else required to be successful. It lets guys like me compete equally with people much smarter, much better looking and more degreed. And win!
So these two friends of mine climbed the mountain. Fought their way up. Only to have a company owner decide to rewrite the rules, change the compensation plan and kick them in the face. I copied you on the complaint if you want to read it.
And read it you should! Because you want to be with a company that doesn't do that to people! End of story. It takes a long time, a lot of heartbreak, tons of highs and lows, and a myriad of other things to put together a business like Minh and Julie put together. Only to have it taken away.
I am sure there are two sides to this story. Like any story. But taking away someones life? Their dream? NO WAY!
I was on the board of the www.MLMIA.com to try to be a voice to stop this stuff from happening. I then helped found the Distributor Rights Association with Rod Cook to do the same thing. And we did a little. Not a lot. And now that association has gone another direction. Very sad. And the DSA? They protect the companies (Goliath), not us (David), so they are very little help.
There are two solutions...first one is on YOU. Join a company who doesn't do that to people. Do your due diligence. Call ME. I will help you figure it out. One of the best policy and procedure readers out there is Cheryl Kissell. You might not like it but she will tell you the truth. (She's going to shoot me for hyperlinking her.)
And the second one is that we all need another association. It's a daunting undertaking and I don't believe any of the current ones out there or in formulation are even close. So when the time comes to step up and join the cause I will tell you. But for now...it's all smoke and mirrors.
I joined a great company. And I put my head on my pillow every night knowing they have my back. I didn't build my business to have it taken away. You shouldn't either.
Before I go...know YOU HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES IN THIS TOO. It's called keeping your company in business! Follow the rules. Be a great ambassador for the profession. Don't be one of the bad guys.
If you read this whole post I am proud of you.
Minh - Talk Fusion Complaint
Minh Ho sues Talk Fusion and its founder, Bob Reina.