Let me start off by asking you this question.. Is it possible for two people from separate companies to be friends?
Over the past few years in the industry I have come across MANY different types of people. My first company that I partnered with, although a great company, over time I found myself not totally believing in the opportunity. Like others, I kept holding onto something that deep down I knew was not able to be duplicated. When a wonderful opportunity fell into my lap, I made the switch from one company to the other. Wow was that difficult!! Many people that I had built relationships with were suddenly enemies and still to this day will not even say hello! So that got me thinking has this happened to anyone else? And has the industry of network marketing really become like this or is it company specific. If I worked for a corporation but found a better job with a different company, would those previous employees be mad that I left? NO! Therefore, I pose the simple question… is it possible for two people from separate companies to be friends? Let me give an example…
I have a new but dear friend that is with a skin care company. We met at a home business expo and have come to find that we have a lot in common. I respect her as a skin care consultant and absolutely love the product that she sells. Do we both want to work together in the same company?? You betcha! But do we respect the fact that she is skin care and I am nutrition.. absolutely! I truly respect what she does in business, as well as being a mom.
I am a true believer that building relationships is much more important. So in my opinion.. YES I believe two people from separate companies can be friends. I also believe that we can openly talk about our business without the fear or thought of comparing. Building the relationship with her has been much more fulfilling than trying to “recruit” her into my business. I have respected her choice for choosing her skin care company because that is truly her passion. We have been able to find a common ground where we pass referrals back and forth to support each other.
So I want to hear your thoughts!! Do you think this is really possible??
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