The greatest Network Marketing story ever written.
It was 1980. Our hero is a middle aged man, he wore one of those round sombrero hats, a highly stained jeans jacket, very torn jeans pants, and cowboy boots. He also had a pipe in his mouse.
He didn't care about his looks but people didn't want to buy anything from this weird looking man, let alone join his opportunity.
Our hero was a mail man. He woke up at 2 AM every morning, and worked until 8 AM, delivering mail. He had no car so he delivered the mail using his half- broken bicycle.
While riding his bicycle, his mind would be somewhere in a different world, thinking about "what if"... What if he succeeded in this Network Marketing business... But every time he got to the destination, reality hit him in the face. He didn't know how to make people buy from him...
One day he remembered that his long gone dad told him this one phrase: "Son, everything works in big numbers. Always remember the law of averages".
So our mailman thought to himself, "What can I do in such big numbers, that it doesn't matter what happens - someone will join me?"
He got back home from the delivery and saw his wife, who just woke up, smoking in the balcony. He asked her, "Dear wife, what can I do in such a large number that someone will, without a doubt, join me?"
"Nobody will ever join you. Look at you. You couldn't get a toilet paper piece to join you if you paid it. Which reminds me, there is no toilet paper. Go buy some, now!"
He went to buy some, and on the way he got an idea.
"What if I write some kind of message on a piece of toilet paper, and just throw away those pieces on the ground, while on my bicycle?"
That's what he did.
He was no copywriter, so what he decided to write on those pieces of paper was: "If you want to make more money, and you are okay with the person who teaches you to look weird, call this number"
He spent 10 hours in a row writing this message on as many pieces of toilet that he could. Then 2 AM hit and he had to go deliver mail. On the way, he threw those pieces on the ground.
Long story short, this man understood the law of averages. In big numbers, EVERYTHING works. Doesn't matter at all what you do.
Today, this man is a multi-millionaire. Based on a true story.