These days, with the economy the way it is, there are more and more people in scarcity mode. Take a moment to listen when you are among groups of people. You will hear people talking about gas prices, inflation, job security, and the list goes on.

One thing that disturbs me is that I am hearing some network marketers talk from scarcity thinking. This is detrimental to your business. I have heard some say people are broke and can’t afford products.

This is NOT the time to be caught up in scarcity mindset. Don’t you realize people need what we have with network marketing? People are looking for answers. Many are looking to supplement their income. Thinking that people can’t afford to buy is pretty much insuring that you will never have any success in your business.

The network marketing industry thrives in economic down times. Smart network marketers will position themselves in front of those who are online searching for ways to supplement their income. Those who are applying Attraction Marketing will be ahead of the game.

Attraction Marketing is something I have been applying in my business and teaching my downline since I started with my primary company 14 years ago. I called it Remote Marketing. Nowadays we call it Attraction Marketing. 😉

I had used conventional network marketing in a prior company and hated it. I knew there had to be a better way. I started thinking about how conventional businesses operate. They don’t do 3 way calls on their list of 100 friends and family. They don’t stalk people in the mall. They DO promote their business with lots of free and paid advertising.

I have found that the only leads that are any good are the ones I generate through Attraction Marketing – using marketing techniques to get people to come to me.

Anyway, Now is the time to GET SERIOUS! You can’t afford the luxury of playing around at being in business. I love how Eric Worre ends his videos: Become a Network Marketing Professional and go out and tell the world because it is a stone cold fact that we have a better way!

“We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” ~ Lee Iococca

The economy is bad these days. It is effecting people everywhere. I see friends and family suffering and I hear them complaining about their situation. All the while my business is THRIVING.

Network marketing tends to be one type of business that does well in times of economic down times. One reason for that is because people are looking for ways to supplement their income.

Really, the way you look at it has a lot to do with whether your business will thrive or take a dive in a bad economy. I see it in my own downline. Some are thriving and growing their business while some are having their sales volume fall off. The ones who are dropping in sales volume are moaning about how bad the economy is and saying they can’t get anyone to buy anything. They are projecting poverty mentality and it is literally shutting down their business.

Your mindset, the words you use and the energy you radiate have a lot to do with how successful your business will be, especially in a bad economy.

When I began my network marketing career, over 13 years ago, I was going through a tough time financially. My energy and belief was at a really low point. At the time, I was also a struggling artist doing art shows and selling Rainbow Cleaning Systems on the side. Both of those involved sales. Both of those I was failing miserably at.

At the time I hadn’t yet learned about mindset and the power of the Law of Attraction. I just knew I couldn’t sell anything if my life depended on it. I was radiating the energy of desperation which actually repelled buying customers.

Since that time I have spent a lot of time learning about how the words we use, the emotions and the energy we radiate effects how successful we will be. If we are worrying about the economy and how expensive things are, that sends an energy that actually repels sales. This is not the energy we want if we are intending to build a successful business.

It is important to have a strong belief in your business and your products. Not only that, but you also need to realize and BELIEVE that you have a potential solution for many people’s economic crisis.

Some of the greatest growth in this industry happens when the economy is bad. Are you going to see this as an opportune time to build your business or are you going to join the masses and be paralyzed with fear?

Hey, why not check out the Super Simple Marketing Series and give your business a kick in the pants?

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.”  — Zig Ziglar

There will always be obstacles but how are we going to react to them when they do arise? Will we sit down in defeat or will we make the necessary adjustments?

For many people, the economy is an obstacle.

As a leader of a large downline with many legs of group volume, I am able to see how some distributors are letting the economy effect their business in a negative way. When I talk to the ones with a dwindling group volume, they make statements like, “The economy is bad and NO ONE is buying anything!”


As I am observing my own downline with many group volume legs, I can see some leg group volumes thriving and growing. With my own eyes I see proof that your energy can affect your group volume. The ones who have a good attitude and have good abundance energy are growing. These ones see the network marketing industry as a solution to people’s financial situation. We have a solution and we care enough to offer it to people who would like to change things.

The ones that are fearful are stuck. They can’t see past the economy. They are missing that they have help for people who would be willing to help themselves. This is why they see no growth in their business and some actually give up.

Remember, network marketing can be a solution for people who want to supplement their income. Your products are also likely to be an answer to their economic situation. Your health products can help people be healthier and spend less money on doctor visits, fewer days missed of work. That is just one example.

Think about the ways your business is a help to people. Then use that to shift your attitude and your abundance energy. I also recommend using some EFT to help shift your energy toward abundance.