Finding Career Path
Jimmy and John were buddies. They were in the same class in the university and undertook the same degree. Their friendship did not end once they graduated from the university as they remained in the same circles. They shared a lot over the years.He
John was not so lucky. He got short term contracts from time to time but nothing long term. It was after years of frustrations that a friend invited John for a business presentation in the city one Saturday afternoon.
The disappointed John sat near the back waiting for the presentation to end. He listened as a young lady explained about some wonderful products for personal use and how they would benefit one’s health.
The young man’s voice kept on ringing in John’s mind. He tried to sleep that night but he couldn’t. He was completely restless. He got out of bed, took out his laptop and turned it on. He started researching about what he had learned at the presentation earlier in the day.
Life was initially very tough for John. He still got some short term job engagements from time to time but he devoted most of his time to learning about network marketing.
Jimmy in the meantime was doing well in his job and he would share information with John about which companies were hiring and how he could increase his chances of landing a job.
The Difference Between Formal and Informal Career Paths
Ten years had passed since John got started in network marketing. He was living the life; he was married with 2 daughters. His wife had resigned from her teaching job to build the business with him full time.
Many people struggle financially all their lives because they have been trained to work for someone else. However, there are 3 ways to break free from the bondage of having to work for someone else all your life.
1. Build your own big business (like the business quoted above, Safaricom). A business makes sense if it has a great system and you get others to work that system. The system puts money into your bank account whether you are working or not, because it is not dependent on you working it.
3. Network Marketing. This is a new model of building a business so it is still not well understood. Training in the field is also not readily available.
This article is written by Susan Catherine Keter, life coach, mentor, network marketing professional, freelancer and blogger.