The network marketing industry is ever evolving and it is next to impossible to keep up. When getting back to the basics of education in network marketing you will find that that is the one thing that has not changed since the beginning.
Education empowers us to have the knowledge and tools to do what needs to be done in business and in life. There is no better sense of accomplishment than learning a new idea and immediately implementing it and get results.
Do you remember back when you were a teenager and were all pumped up about getting your driver’s license? Do you remember how bad you wanted it? How you were willing to do anything necessary to make that happen?
You did everything you had to do to make sure that happened. There was a clear goal in mind, the license. And you clearly saw the newfound freedom and independence you would have once you achieved that goal.
You were definitely going to study the “book” so that you would ace the written test. Heck you probably had your friend’s help you study. Going over the rules of the road, what the signs meant and making sure you had the key points to pass that test.
What about driving skills?
If you had a permit first like I did, you most likely drove anyone with a license everywhere they wanted to go. Even if it meant to some boring event that you waited outside for hours for them to be done so you could drive them home. Maybe even a driver education course to add to your arsenal of tools to reach your goal.
No way were you going to fail, right? And all that effort paid off! You passed! Yeah, now remember how that felt, remember what a sense of accomplishment and pride.
I can go on and on with these scenarios of this same story where education helped you reach your goal. But this one remains fresh in my mind today. I am pumped up every time I recall these memories. It gives me that positive inspiration to continue on with my education to achieve the goals I set for myself.
What does energy have to do with education? When you learn new things it feeds your brain. This is a vital necessity to our survival outside of network marketing. I see so many senior citizens deteriorating mentally because they have no stimulus to keep their minds active. Relatives may be non-existent, out of town or just too busy to visit.
The lack of interaction only accelerates the deterioration of the mind. The lack of “learning” also plays a key role in the deterioration. Yes, believe it or not, education for the elderly is the most beneficial form of maintaining mental clarity. Do you realize that when we interact with our elderly relatives they learn from us? Just through conversation! Amazing!
I made the decision to stay home to take care of an 81 year old woman whom I have known since I was a little girl. It was quite evident that her mental state was starting to deteriorate. She can no longer drive due to her eyesight being not very good and she was home 8 – 10 hours a day alone.
I was able to schedule myself off for 5 days so that I could be home with her. This is the positive impact that made in those 5 days: she had minimal memory loss, she was energetic, she was eating regularly and she was thrilled to be doing something, anything but sit there alone all day.
As soon as I went back to work, she was back to the mentally depressed state (not to be confused with depression) which actually seemed to be worse. Now we have a full garden that we tend to, we are trying new recipes for dinner and taking walks or just taking a ride in the car. By keeping her mind active, she has a much better quality of life. Just something to think about when it comes to continuing your education, your mind needs to be supplied with brain food to stay strong and alert. You might be young now (or like me in between) but you still need the energy supply to your brain.