The Blind Leading the Blind – Let's Put 35 Together, That'll Make 'Em See!

Thinking about that networking even I went to the other day.

Basically, it’s just another form of multi-level-marketing. That beast just won’t die, it seems.

Old wine in new skins, and presto: another decade of massive profits – for the owners.

The participants though, the members?

Well, they’re expected to bring new members in.

Those new ones sign up, pay the annual fee, and thereby become recruiters for the company.

Which, in itself, isn’t necessarily bad or wrong – though it’s shady at best.

The problem though is that all the members there are equal: they’re all there because they need more business.

And that’s a massive problem: if you need more clients, or more exposure – is it really in your interest to spend time with other people who also need more exposure?

It’s like putting ten blind people in a room together, with the assumption that en masse, they’ll see better.

But they won’t, because they’re blind. All of them.

In that room, where the Yakety-sax business card hunt was going on, I saw the stark naked, ugly reality of corporations dicking with us normal people.

“Hey, join us! It costs hundreds a year, we won’t teach you anything, but you’ll get to hang out with people just like you!”

It’s a rip-off, in my opinion. And it’s really bad thinking, too.

They say a person is the sum total of the 5 people you spend most time with.

I don’t know if that’s a fact, but I can tell you this: If you want to rise, to elevate yourself and to further your person and your business, you’ll get far more of that if you hang out with leaders instead of with your peers.

If you want to elevate yourself, find someone who knows things you don’t, or has gone down the path you’re currently on, and learn from them.

Learn from me if that floats your boat, or from anyone else if they have more to show than I do, I don’t care.

Just don’t make the mistake of thinking that another blind person can lead you out of the desert, because they can’t.

Misery loves company. Don’t fall for it. Especially if there’s an international company behind it, trying to tell you that it’s worth your money and time to share your misery with others.

You’re better than that. Stronger. Smarter.

You have the capacity to learn, so find people to learn from, and watch yourself grow.

To your success,

Martin

P.s. Come, let’s do a writing mentorship –> http://www.martinstellar.com/starship-mentorprise-writing-coach/

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