The 7 Deadly Sins Of Network Marketing – #7 – Pride

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

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Pride has always been considered to be the worst of the 7 deadly sins.

It can be characterised in terms of vanity, a desire to be more important than others and an excessive love of one’s self.

In some respects, too much pride can lead into each of the other 6 deadly sins.


If there’s one thing that I’ve noticed more than anything else about network marketers it is their boastfulness.

Visit any internet forum, or blog which allows comments, and there will hundreds of examples of network marketers going on and on and on about how their business is so much better than all the competition.

Typically, this is not so much about why their business is so good though.

Quite the opposite – they put themselves and their opportunity up by bashing down all those who stand against them.

Then there’s the self-promotion.

Putting yourself forward is, I believe, essential if you wish to succeed in any type of business environment.

But have you seen how vehemently the mlmers do it?

Some of the things they say sound quite unbelievable and, frankly, they probably are!

Another downside to these guys’ pride is the fact that it forces them to talk but never to listen.

They are so intent on talking up themselves, their ‘opportunity’ and any products their business sells as a sideline to recruitment, that they never have any time to listen.

I don’t know about you, but it really annoys me when someone wants to lecture me without considering any feedback I give, or answering any questions I may have.


Are you too proud?

Does your ego play a huge part in your business dealings?

Does pride actually get in the way of good business?

Come on guys, these posts have been incredibly popular with the RSS readers – have none of you got anything to say or add to what I have written???

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