DF: I dated a guy who was an Executive Director of a network marketing phone card company. In that company, it was the top level. OH, he had the story (you have to have a story about being tired of your job you quit)... and the law degree (you could be successful ANYwhere, but you choose this path)... and the real estate holdings (yeah... about that bankruptcy) blah blah blah... We travelled to places like Maui, Hawaii and Florida on company expense paid trips since he was at the top level of the company. I, too was involved with the company.
The meetings after the meetings? ... downright cruel to people who were really sincerely trying. I listened as deals were made and downlines were traded to build one up and take from another. I listened as suggestions to build one leg fully and THEN the other were made to "adherents" while the uplines built legs together. The facade is that you'll be able to sit around on your butt and the money will just come pouring in... NOT!!!!! You own a job.
Let's see. If my memory serves me correctly:
Monday: Make reminder calls to potentials for the Tuesday night call
Tuesday: Call the people you couldn't reach Monday to remind them to be on the call. After the national call, call your house party host to encourage THEM to make reminder calls for their Wednesday party and then their Saturday party. Stay on phone to demonstrate what they should and should not say and how to respond to criticism.
Wednesday: House party
Thursday: Hotel meeting
Friday: Call downline leaders and confirm weekend plans
Saturday: Attend three 2 hour house parties in your downline to ensure their motivation.
Sunday: Try and squeeze two get-togethers for signing up & misc.
Then? I drove a 7 year old 5 Series BMW that my w-2 income and credit score allowed for and that people oooed and awwed about... Let's just say the time invested into the company and travelling expenses was, in no way, covered by the pittance earned. I did not feel free at all....
Just my opinion....
Now, I drive a 2013 Benz and own rental property. The rental property requires a trip to pick up my checks and a trip to the bank once a month. If there's a problem, I meet someone to fix it.
Now THAT'S life. :)