by: Dioni Morales, National Sales Manager
Most of you know that my husband and I have been doing multi-level marketing many years. My husband has been with the same company for 11 years and just recently decided to start a new venture. After achieving one of the highest ranks and having represented the other company as a speaker around the world, as a family we decided it was time for a change. This was not an easy thing to do, because he had already paid his dues to become successful in his former company. Now he's starting all over again. As scary as it was - because this is what we do for a living, this is our main source of income - it also has been incredibly exciting and educational.
I've been thinking a lot about something I talked about at the Launch Event back in June - the growth of the Chinese Bamboo tree. Something very peculiar happens with the seed of the Chinese Bamboo. You plant it, fertilize it and care for it, yet absolutely nothing happens for seven years! And then suddenly in its seventh year, it starts growing at record rates, sometimes up to two inches an hour. People talk about the bamboo being the fastest growing tree, but what they don't understand is that for seven years it was growing its roots. Bamboo needs to grow strong deep roots that will subsequently sustain the quick and incredible growth of one of the hardest woods in existence in the world. A Chinese Bamboo tree grower works hard, pays the price, and then suddenly sees the incredible fruits of his labor.
In this industry, if we really want to take this seriously and make it a successful career, we need to be a little bit like a bamboo grower. We will plant that seed, we will fertilize it, and one day we will sit back and fully enjoy our work. We need to find those great leaders that we want to make part of our team. We need to train ourselves and our team members. We need to teach duplication, etc. It won't take seven years, but it's important that you understand that you need to sow now to reap later. It doesn't just happen. We need to do our part.
In Vessel, we offer you a way to make 30% to 40% in retail sales, so you can actually start having an income immediately. But we also have a very aggressive compensation plan that rewards your team-building efforts. Like the bamboo tree when it finally starts growing, if you have taken the time to develop strong roots, to build that foundation, your group will take off. Then you will truly be able to enjoy your success as your group grows at record rates!