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Thank you for posting. Please do not take my disagreement with some of your points personally and influence you to not post in the future. This is a forum and it helps us to discuss and debate these things so we see it from all angles. Going back and forth on different topics is an important way to pick out what’s good about your view and mine so we can take the best of each part.

Interesting. I never heard that rule, but then again, my actual financial investment in my company has been quite low. I just had to put together a few computers and start programming. Then, about 3-4 years later, buy parts to make 2-3 new computers and besides some technical references, that’s about it. The rest is my paycheck.

Not true. Many times a business can take a year or more before it starts making a profit. On the other hand, a “real” business includes a business plan. You can map out what your expenses will be and actually plan it out over several years so you know you’ll need certain equipment and have to pay certain expenses and you can look at what is coming in and compare it to your plan and see if you’re making too little to make it work.

An important point here: QUITTERS WIN!

Okay, not all quitters, but I am running my own business now because I knew when to quit what wasn’t working and refocus on what was. The MLMers will say that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. They use that to refer to going to a 9-5 job, but it applies to MLMs as well.