The 7 Deadly Sins Of Network Marketing – #4 – Sloth

This is the fourth post in a series that examines the 7 deadly sins of network marketing.

The previous posts have been about



The modern definition of sloth is generally accepted to be laziness, or the failure to capitalise on one’s talents.

I believe that it is quite simple to link both of those afflictions to many members of network marketing businesses.

It is a sad fact of life that many people are naturally lazy.

In fact, I would guess that the majority of people in the world do the bare minimum to get by in life, sometimes even less.

Many have the talent to succeed.

This can be for a number of reasons, such as upbringing, lack of motivation, lack of planning, no ambition, etc, etc.

It is no surprise, then, to learn that many multi level marketers do not put in the required amount of effort in order to succeed.

It would probably be fair to say that laziness is the biggest cause of failure within legitimate network marketing organisations.


Personally, I believe that each and every one of us is responsible for the way our lives pan out.

If things don’t go to plan then it can sometimes be due to external and uncontrollable events but, ultimately, it is our own responsibility to shape our destinies.

Network marketing recruiters are very good at seizing upon this sort of philospohy in order to promote whatever opportunity that they are peddling.

‘Take hold of your destiny’

‘Earn what you are really worth’

‘Shape your future’

‘Escape the 9-5, work the hours that suit YOU’

I’m sure we’ve all heard similar phrases associated with network marketing opportunities.

What you don’t hear anywhere near as often are phrases such as –

‘Network marketing is hard work’

‘99% of multi level marketers lose money’

‘Building any strong business takes years of dedication’

Therefore, is it not possible that these types of businesses are sending out the wrong sort of messages?

With the incessant need, so it seems, to continually recruit, are network marketers actually pitching their business in a way that attracts the lazy man who is attracted to the dream of easy earnings?

Are you guilty of portraying you business as an easy way to earn good money when, in fact, it is incredibly hard work?

Or do the majority of people fail simply because of their own inherent laziness?

Tomorrow’s post : WRATH

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  1. Oh no, not at all the snap was for you saying I don’t leave intelligent comments 😉

    Oh yeah, Tom Baker for me too. But I really do like David Tennant – I like the entire series really.

    I will admit that I like Real Madrid because I have a huge crush on Iker Casillas. And I’ve been to Spain but never to the UK.

    So, Liverpool is your team? I have no idea who I’m going to follow in the Premiere League – I’m actually a new football fan. I’ve always hated sports until recently – I think it’s some sort of early onset midlife crisis. I am leaning toward Arsenal.

    • I always leave comments that are intelligent – you’re just not clever enough to realise that! 😛

      I liked Tom Baker best at the time but watching old episodes seems really dated now.

      David Tennant has really breathed new life into the format and I hope he stays for a few more seasons yet.

      Spain is a great country – I’ve been to the south a few times but I’ve never really got into watching their football.

      I’ve been a Liverpool fan for over 30 years – I just hope they can win the Premier League again soon.. we’ve waited too long.

      As for Arsenal, I think they may struggle this year as they have a young team but in a couple of years I believe Arsense Wenger will have rebuilt a formidable force once again.

  2. Oh snap!

    • Snap?

      Are you trying to say I’m a woman?

      Oh My God!!!

      No way!

      Mind you, I’m with you on Dr Who. Having grown up with Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker my kids have got me interested again now that David Tennant has taken over the reigns.

      Not ruse I can be so positive over Real Madrid though, especially when my team has the best Spanish striker… go TORRES!!!

  3. Due to extreme laziness, an intelligent comment will not be written here today.


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