“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.

Take a look a the short video below. The first time I saw this video it was being shown at a leadership training event. It is pretty funny but it does make for a good illustration on how we might be acting in our business, especially these days with the economy the way it is. Many people are all locked up in fear and not knowing were to turn. It DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY!

Don’t be like the people stuck on an escalator.

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.