Network Marketing is one of the simplest ways to try out the whole “mompreneur” thing.
If you are a stay-at-home mom who needs to make a little extra income, starting a business with a network marketing company is a great way to get some cashflow quickly and wet your feet in the world of entrepreneurship.
But if you’re like most moms, you give it a go for about 3 months–if even that long–and decide that it isn’t for you.
What’s keeping you from succeeding?
Chances are it’s a combination of many things like fear, self-confidence, and limiting beliefs, which I’ll talk about in another post, but there’s one thing you probably didn’t realize could keep you from success.
A basic avoidance of selfishness.
We all know, on some deep internal level, that selfishness is bad. We don’t want to annoy our friends. We don’t want to appear greedy. We think that earning money might possibly correlate with greediness, so we avoid it.
Friend, that is a whole other can of worms I want to unpack for you another day, but for today, I’ve got a brilliant solution that will help you overcome the feeling of selfishness when growing your business.
Start a business in a company that gives and does good in the world.
When you’re making a difference in the lives of others, you stop worrying about the issues that your ego throws out there and start pushing to see the change in the world!
That’s just what Monique found when she fell in love with Sseko!
In our interview, she tells all about what makes Sseko different from other network marketing businesses and how a sweet girl name Prossy is driving her to be a better businesswoman.
Monique has been a customer of this 8-year-old company for over 5 years. As she says, “I was literally a ‘walking advertisement’ for Sseko before the Fellows Program was even a thing. People asked me if I worked for them, or had business cards…so when the opportunity to join Team Sseko arose, it was a total no-brainer for me.”
What are these products she’s so passionate about?
They’re some of the most unique, high-end fashion products you’ll ever see: completely customizable leather sandals, shoes, handbags, and jewelry – ALL handmade, ALL backed by a quality guarantee. “Made in Africa” doesn’t mean it’s kitchy or craftsy – these products have been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, People Magazine, and on Good Morning America.
Check out the video to see the incredible line of sandals. These are such cool sandals because they are completely customizable…you can change the bands and the way they cross or wrap around your feet. You’ll also hear me gush about the to-die-for leather bags. It’s seriously some of the finest leather I’ve seen. I wasn’t expecting such high-end, but it is really special!
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“I wish everyone could work for a company as life-giving as Sseko.”
But it’s not just the products that Monique is passionate about. This company has a mission to change the world, one woman at a time. In Monique’s own words:
Sseko started with one girl, Liz, who felt called to do something bigger with her life than just work in cushy corporate America. So she quit her job, bought a one-way plane ticket to Uganda, and met some bright, brave young girls who all desperately wanted to go to college. Girls in Uganda have no opportunity to pursue their education because there simply aren’t enough post-high-school jobs to go around. So Liz created a company to employ girls for the 9 months between high school and college – making sandals, leather bags, and accessories. Since its inception in 2009, we have enabled 87 women to go to college! My part as a Fellow is helping spread our story far and wide – getting more and more women to join us in supporting our Sisters across the world. The company culture?: Well, I often have to pinch myself that this is actually my JOB. I feel like I’m getting away with something, because I work with the most encouraging, supportive, kick-a– group of women on the planet! I wish everyone could work for a company as life-giving as Sseko. There is no competition among us – we are all in this together, and we all cheer for each other. We share our triumphs, our failures, and we learn together in community. And we are all fiercely passionate about bettering the lives of girls in Africa.
Sseko is different from other multi-level marketing companies.
When I asked Monique about her career and income opportunities with Sseko, she informed me that there are two different paths a business woman can take. As a “fellow”, she joins the company and shares the products. After proving her commitment to growing a business, she can apply to become a mentor to train others to do the same. This is no pyramid scheme!
In order to apply to be a Mentor, you need to first show commitment to building your own business, have referred at least one new person to the Fellows team, and align with the core principles of Sseko leadership. Then you go through a series of training courses, and finally help your referred Fellows build their businesses.
Be sure to watch the video for more information about the differences between the two paths and the role a Fellow takes on.
So, what’s the essential thing your network marketing business needs?
A mission, a cause, a “why”…
Something bigger than yourself to believe in.
I’ve hear this over and over from other successful women. Money alone is not enough to drive you. You need commitment to a greater purpose. Monique says:
“Don’t do anything you aren’t wildly passionate about. When the going gets tough, you need a solid WHY. When your confidence slides and nothing seems to be going right (we all have those days!), you need something to remind yourself – that will keep you moving forward even when you feel stuck or adrift. My WHY is our girls in Uganda – they deserve my best, even when I feel like I don’t have enough to give. Even when a trunk show flops or I lose money on a vendor event. Our girls are worth it, every. single. day.”
Don’t do anything you aren’t wildly passionate about.
I love that line.
It’s so true.
Passion is what pushes us to succeed even when we face challenges.
What is your driving motivation? If you want to start a home-based business, or if you already have one, I’d love to talk with you to help you discover the essential motivation that will help you find success.
When you have the right passion, you can achieve more!
Reach out to me at [email protected] or in my Facebook Group: The Joy Gathering! We’re a group of women dedicated to cutting through the chaos and getting to the heart of what matters. We would love to motivate and encourage you!
And be sure to talk to Monique about hosting a trunk show or Facebook party this month so you can get the gorgeous, hand-made necklace. I don’t know about you, but I’m drooling over that duffel bag! Wouldn’t it be great to get it free!? She’s giving one away too!
Fresh notebooks and (softly) chirping birds,