People who ask me this question are spending too much time thinking and not enough doing. Get to work my friend, 6 days a week and 12 hours a day and you will find the answers you want.
The three “S” for success
Sponsor = 50% of time, but 100% well done.
Sales = 50% of time, but 100% well done.
Service = 100% of time and must be 100% well done.
Success = 300% effort.
Please note their arrangement. Whenever you have a prospect, you must always try and sponsor them first, and then sell products, not vice versa. Yes, there are many distributors who started as customers and later sponsored into the business, but I would not advise you to do your business that way. I have met many distributors who complain that good customers were 'stolen' by other people's downlines. What they fail to comprehend is that their customers were never their downlines in the first place.
Retailing is the foundation stone of any form of marketing and without it all companies are doomed to failure. Retailing therefore is not an option. If you are a distributor and you do not like to retail, we have good news for you - just do it anyway! All distributors must sell to 10 to 20 customers every month.
Sponsoring and retailing are like the oars of a rowboat. If you only know how to sponsor like many distributors and do not retail, you are rowing your rowboat with one oar. What is the result? You are turning round in circles. Teach this bad system to your group and you are going to end up with a good organization and low sales volume. This kind of group will only buy 20% to 30% of their monthly sales on the last 2 days of the month.
If you only know how to retail and do not sponsor, you are not doing the wholesale part of your business. Remember about the law of leverage or the multiplication of time through others; the most important secret to wealth? If your highest pin level in your company and let us call this level a Diamond Manager, can you tell me how you can be a Diamond if you do not sponsor or do not know how to sponsor?
As for the business being hard, it depends on whose measuring rod you are measuring with. What is hard to you may be a piece of cake to others.
When the turtle was racing the hare, the turtle must of thought the hare was very fast. But when the snail was on top of the turtle, the snail must of thought it was sitting in a Ferrari!
It's all relative.