Phone calls, BBMs, chats – these are the mediums used by my former fellow distributors to reach me and ask this question over and over… "Is there something wrong?" My reply to this was, "There is NOTHING wrong, in fact I feel GREAT!" What is wrong when I decided not to attend the meetings, rallies and events that they are holding? What is wrong when I decided not to spend money in paying for these activities? What is wrong when I decided not to buy their products just to qualify for their "so-called" prestigious stair-steps title? What is wrong when I decided not to waste my time on something that won't give me any income? What is wrong when I decided to spend my time with my real friends again instead of loitering around till past midnight being motivated by these leaders for nothing? Is there something wrong about that???
I don't see anything wrong about this, and I don't see anything wrong about my decision. I think what is wrong is that I have not decided early enough. They could be bashing from that moment on that I was a quitter. Oh yeah, I am a quitter. I quit doing unnecessary things that eats up my time. I quit hanging around with people who have emotional and moral issues. I quit being deceived. I quit being used by other people for their own benefits. I quit being an embarrassment to people that I pestered randomly just to find for a prospect. I quit doing these crazy things but I want to make myself clear… I never quit on my dreams! I was far better reaching my dreams now when I liberate myself from MLM. MLM is not the key to reach your dreams. It's only the hype that keeps its members going. Motivational quotes of success that they keep on sharing just to project that they are wise. When the truth of the matter is they know nothing of how to manage their finances. Most of the leaders that I knew are swamped with huge loans and are having issues with their job because they could hardly concentrate with their responsibilities for this "business" sucks up all their time and energy. It even reached to me that my then upline was having a travel ban just because he's been passing up with his installments for his financial obligations. Uh-oh, someone's in a big trouble now! I wonder where all the income has gone. Or maybe the income was just another case of window dressing just to lure more prospects. Something is really wrong now. I think I'll drop him a message and ask, "Is there something wrong?"
Everything seems right when I decided to quit MLM and carry-on with my life. It was then I realized how much extra time I have in my hands. I could now spend time with my loved ones and friends and have a better savings on the side. I don't have to deal with difficult people and I don't need to make cold calls to random strangers. I have a sense of relief that I can have real conversations with people without trying to introduce them the business. I feel so unnatural whenever I do that! I don't need to pretend to like someone that gets into my nerves just for the sake of this "business". It is quite liberating. I feel free. I feel good!
Is there something wrong with me? Well, I feel sorry to disappoint them that I was doing GREAT than ever! All smiles – ExMLMjunkie J