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Network Marketing quotes worth sharing…
If you ask a friend or family member about direct sales or network marketing, you’ll get a wide range of responses…
From your over enthusiastic neighbor spamming images of protein shakes and scented oils all over their instagram feed… to your concerned friend advising against joining ‘cults and pyramids.’
Sometimes it’s easy to lose focus… and can be challenging to assess the merits of this industry.
But there has never been a better time for MLM
Over 18 million people in the U.S. alone are involved with a network marketing company… the numbers are growing.
The industry’s growing acceptance in the mainstream, along with our accessibility to connect with other entrepreneurs online (globally), and technological advances in digital marketing…
We’re in the perfect storm for network marketing.
So before we buy the advice of our broke friend or neighbor… let’s look at some network marketing quotes from the experts.
Who are the “Experts?”
Below are network marketing quotes from people that may have some authority to speak on entrepreneurship. Respected leaders, CEOs, personal development coaches, influencers, business strategists… and more.
From U.S. President’s to best selling authors – the industry has been endorsed by the best of the best… Here are some of our favorite network marketing quotes…
Who is Jim Rohn? Jim Rohn is an American entrepreneur, personal development trainer, best selling author, and motivational speaker…
He has mentored and influenced everyone from Tony Robbins, to authors Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, T. Harv Eker, and more…
Jim Rohn got his start in entrepreneurship as a distributor for a network marketing company.
After dropping out of college, Jim Rohn met entrepreneur John Earl Shoaff and joined his downline in AbundaVita, a health and wellness MLM…
Jim Rohn went on to another MLM called Nutri-Bio, and under the mentorship of John Earl Shoaff, reached the highest ranks, building one of the largest downline organizations in the company…
In addition to coaching a young Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn was also personal mentor to Mark R Hughes, the founder of Herbalife.
Jim Rohn Network Marketing Quotes
“You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life.” ~Jim Rohn
“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” ~ Jim Rohn
“There are only three colors, ten digits, and seven notes; its what we do with them that’s important.” ~Jim Rohn
“Give so much to the improvement of yourself, that you don’t have time to criticize others.” ~Jim Rohn
“Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” ~Jim Rohn
“For things to change, you have to change.” ~Jim Rohn
Who is Tony Robbins? Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, best-selling author, and top business strategist… He is the leading authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, and peak performance.
The combined sales of his businesses exceed $5 Billion a year… he’s been called “the CEO whisperer” and Harvard Business Press has labeled him as one of the “Top 200 Business Gurus.”
Tony Robbins was introduced to the power of network marketing through his mentorship under Jim Rohn… Tony Robbins regularly works closely with network marketing companies, speaks at network marketing events, and has been a vocal advocate of the industry for decades…
Tony Robbins Network Marketing Quotes:
“What’s beautiful about network marketing is that you’ve got all the benefits of being an owner but you do not have to worry about supply chain, you do not have to worry aobut accounting especially in the world we are today. There are really some great companies out there. Network marketing is amazing.” ~Tony Robbins
“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” ~Tony Robbins
“You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough. You must take action.” ~Tony Robbins
“Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.” ~Tony Robbins
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” ~Tony Robbins
“Don’t limit your challenges; challenge your limits. Each day we must strive for constant and never ending improvement.” ~Tony Robbins
In his life, Stephen R Covey was an internationally respected business authority. He cofounded FranklinCovey Co, authored 7 best sellers, and was named one of Time’s 25 most influential Americans.
Stephen Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is arguably one of the best personal development books of all time.
First published in 1990, 7 Habits has been a business best seller for almost three decades.
At the time of this writing, Stephen Covey is the number one author on Amazon under the category of “business and money.”
Dr. Covey held the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
The entrepreneur and business strategist not only endorsed MLM… but wrote a book on it.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Network Marketing Professionals takes the principles of his best selling book and applies it to the MLM industry…
Stephen Covey Network Marketing Quotes:
“I think network marketing has come of age. It’s becoming undeniable that it’s a viable way to entrepreneurship and independence for millions of people.” ~Stephen Covey
“…everyone who gets involved in network marketing begins on a level playing field. You are not judged by age, background, race, education, or financial condition. And as you help lift others to higher levels, the industry rewards you. It is an inspiring business model, indeed.” ~ Stephen Covey
“Network marketing runs on proactivity. Individuals involved in the direct selling industry could not be effective without it. As opposed to a job where you clock in and get paid for the number of hours you are present, network marketers are rewarded through commissions as they proactively seek out and sign up customers and business partners.” ~ Stephen Covey
The success of the Rich Dad brand owes a lot to the network marketing industry.
Some time in the late 1990s, Amway Diamond Bill Galvin stumbled on the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” at a gas station in Houston, Texas.
At the time, it was a self-published book without broad distribution.
Gavin connected with Kiyosaki’s message and began distributing RDPD to other Amway leaders in his downline organization…
The Amway Diamond managed to distribute Rich Dad throughout his sizable downline organization – helping push this little known finance book to best seller status…
Fast forward to 2019, Rich Dad Poor Dad has sold more than 58 million copies.. and is the #1 best-selling personal finance book of all time.
Robert Kiyosaki has now published several best selling books, including two titles “The Business of the 21st Century.” and The Business School For People Who Like Helping People written specifically for multi-level marketers.
Robert Kiyosaki Network Marketing Quotes
“In network marketing, the whole point is not to sell a product but to build a network. An army of people who are all representing that same product or service to share with others.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
“We found that one business model stood out from the rest. This particular business model creates passive income, but requires relatively little cash investment to start up. It has very low overhead, and can be operated on a flexible part-time basis until it generates enough cash flow for the entrepreneur to transition out of his current full-time job. That business model is called network marketing…” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
“By its very nature and design, network marketing is a strikingly fair, democratic, socially responsible system of generating wealth.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
“Everyone who wants to be an entrepreneur should take a look at a network marketing business. Some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies, such as Citibank, Avon, Levis, and Smith Barney, distribute their products through a network marketing or direct sales system.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
“Network marketing tends to develop the type of leader who influences others by being a great teacher, teaching others to fulfill their life’s dreams by teaching others to go for their dreams.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
“Network marketing is a real-world business school for people who want to learn the real-world skills of an entrepreneur, rather than the skills of an employee” Robert Kiyosaki
“The rich look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work.” ~Robert Kiyosaki
Whether you love or hate Donald Trump, the real estate mogul turned politician has made it to the top in several industries…
MLM is one of them. President Donald Trump has a long history with network marketing.
In the early 2000s, the former reality tv star was a spokesperson for a American Communications Network (ACN), a telecommunications MLM…
In 2008, the Trump organization actively vetted network marketing companies to associate with his brand. He eventually licensed his name to Ideal Health (a wellness direct sales company). The company rebranded itself in 2009 and relaunched as the Trump Network…
In his book “Why We Want You To Be Rich,” co-authored with Robert Kiyosaki… the two businessmen endorsed the industry and dedicated an entire chapter to network marketing…
Donald Trump Network Marketing Quotes
“If I were starting over today, I would make millions in the Network Marketing Industry.” ~Donald Trump
“I am often asked if Network Marketing is a pyramid scheme. My reply is that corporations really are pyramid schemes. A corporation has only one person at the top, generally the CEO, and everyone else below.” ~Donald Trump
“As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.” ~Donald Trump
President Donald Trump is not the only politician that have publicly endorsed the industry. Network marketing quotes can be found by multiple politicians in both major political parties.
The U.S. Republican party has had strong ties with Amway and other network marketing companies for decades. Former Presidents have even given speeches at their conventions…
To balance this post politically, former U.S. President Bill Clinton has also endorsed Direct Sales and MLM.
In 1997, the U.S. President spoke to the Direct Sales Association stating that:
“You strengthen our country and our economy not just by striving for your own success but by offering opportunity to others… Your industry gives people the chance, after all, to make the most of their own lives and to me that’s the heart of the American dream.” ~ Bill Clinton
Grant Cardone is a best-selling author, one of the top sales trainers in the world, and an internationally renowned speaker on entrepreneurship, sales, real estate, leadership, and finance.
The entrepreneur’s companies have annual revenues exceeding $100 million. Forbes named Mr. Cardone as one of the “25 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2017…
Cardone has endorsed MLM as a viable business model. In his career he’s been a distributor for an MLM, and even hosted a show called “Network Marketing Moguls” where he interviewed top sales reps in the industry…
If you’re familiar with any of his programs, you’ll often hear network marketing quotes as he regularly endorses the industry…
Grant Cardone Network Marketing Quotes
“The ambitious are criticized by those that have given up.” ~Grant Cardone
“If you are flying under the radar, you’ll never launch into orbit.” ~Grant Cardone
“Leaving your comfort zone is hard. Staying broke is hard. Pick your hard.” ~Grant Cardone
“Freedom is not something you buy, but something you earn.” ~Grant Cardone
“As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else’s.” ~Grant Cardone
“Don’t just make money, make a difference.” ~Grant Cardone
“If the people around you are giving you advice to slow down or to take it easy – you are surrounded by the wrong people.” ~Grant Cardone
Over the past decade, Russell Brunson has built a following of over one million entrepreneurs and small business owners.
He’s been featured on CNBC’s The Profit, and has worked with other notable figures here such as Grant Cardone, Robert Kiyosaki, and Tony Robbins…
In 2018, he gave the now famous keynote speech at Grant Cardone’s 10X Growth Conference that closed $3 million in sales from the stage in under 90 minutes…
As of 2018, his training, teaching, and marketing software has created more than 206 millionaires… an elite group he refers to as his “2 Comma Club.”
Some people may not know this, but before starting ClickFunnels, Russell was the top earner in TWO different MLMs… at the same time!
He won a Ferrarri in one company, and helped another generate $1.6 Million in leads in just six weeks…
In addition to running ClickFunnels, Brunson currently has multiple streams of income.
One of them is still network marketing.
Russell Brunson, along with his partner-in-crime Steve Larsen have joined forces to build an MLM downline organization. In early 2019, the team launched their recruiting sales funnel with a goal of building a 10,000 person team within the year…
Russell Brunson has also written and launched a new book titled “Network Marketing Secrets.” That is available here for free.
Full disclosure: We are in Russell Brunson’s downline. More information on joining our team can be found here.
Russell Brunson Quotes
“People do not buy things based on logic; they buy based on emotion, then try to justify their purchase logically. If you then take that logic and try to use it as your sales tool, you will struggle as a network marketer.” ~Russell Brunson
“The reason I LOVE network marketing so much is because you aren’t just paid by being the best at closing sales. You get paid by being the best at helping OTHERS to close sales. Developing others is how you get paid the big bucks. It’s the most pure form of entrepreneurship I know of.” ~ Russell Brunson
“In the beginning you may not be Good and that’s OK… But you can’t get Good unless you start NOW!” ~Russell Brunson
“Stop wasting time on B-level opportunities.” ~Russell Brunson
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” ~Russell Brunson
“Stop focusing on people that don’t like you and start focusing on the people that you are serving.” ~Russell Brunson
“The ups and downs in life are the things that define and make you who you are.” ~Russell Brunson
Network Marketing Quotes: Other Notable Figures…
Business consultant and sales strategist Zig Ziglar also wrote a book on the subject of network marketing…
“Spend an evening with a bunch of network marketers, and you may be amazed by their positive attitudes, friendliness, and willingness to help each other. They don’t keep secrets from their colleagues. If they find a solution to a problem, they want everyone to take advantage of it.” ~ Zig Ziglar & John Hayes, Network Marketing for Dummies
Brian Tracy, a world leader in business, sales, leadership, and personal development, is also a strong advocate for the direct sales industry.
“Many people have the idea that they are ‘too good’ to buy and sell small products to the people around them. These people are always amazed when they find that doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects and other professionals are busy building successful multi-level marketing businesses in order to create second income streams for themselves and their families.” ~ Brian Tracy
Far from an all-inclusive list of network marketing quotes… the $189 BILLION dollar direct sales industry is only growing and getting stronger.
If there’s any network marketer, advocate, or MLM quote that you think we should have included on this list, let us know in the comments!
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