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Authentic Influencer Podcast

When it comes to building a business online, we are surrounded with the idea that the only way to be successful is to hustle our way to the top and bug everyone you know. I am on a mission to prove it doesn't have to be that way. Welcome to the Authentic Influencer Podcast where authenticity is king and profit is a side effect. My name is Brooke Elder. With over 10 years experience in direct sales and digital marketing, I've helped thousands of women learned that being an authentic influencer is the key to success. Join me each week as I bring you new ideas of strategies and tips on how to build a purpose driven business that is authentic to you.

Apr 30, 2019

“You may not have the support of the very person that you care the most about, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have success.”

NiCole Easton (4:55 - 5:03)

You are capable of success with or without support from the ones you love.

Watch your step! You’ve pulled into your first stop in your new network marketing journey beaming with excitement. The timing is right and you’re sure this is the best route. But when you open your big bus doors, not even your family and friends step on board in support! What gives? We can understand your disappointment. Resistance from people you admire, treasure, and respect usually stem from either a place of envy or true love. Neither are easy to swallow when all you want is for one person whom you greatly trust to confirm you are making a good decision. Sadly, you might not get this confirmation. When you’re confident in your decisions, it’s important to push forward regardless of unsupportive uplines and family to reach success.

“When you don’t have the support of your family or husband, it’s okay, if deep down you know this is the route that you need to take… to just push forward and do it.” -Brooke Elder (20:05 - 20:17)

No matter who does or doesn’t step on your bus, you are capable of success.

Gain the confidence to keep the wheels rolling by overcoming lack of support from uplines and family.


There are two types of unsupportive uplines. The first type is the upline who thinks you’re invisible if you don’t make money right away. A business bestie should be supportive along your entire journey - highs and lows included. Listen back to Episode 15 of our Authentic Influencers podcast for more insight on a proper business bestie and the importance they carry as a support to your business. If your upline is self-centered and only focused on the results, ditch them and find someone else to look up to.

The second type is the upline who looks down on you if you’re not following her or his exact system in network marketing. Here at Social Tenacity, and on our Authentic Influencers podcast, we love a good rebellion. In fact, we encourage it! We teach female entrepreneurs how to gain success by going against the grain every single day. Just be mindful that our tactics may ruffle some feathers. In that case, consider going your own way especially if what you’re doing is working! Any upline who is unsupportive of doing things in an unorthodox, authentic, true-to-yourself way, doesn’t deserve to be on your bus. Kick them off and make room for the people who actually care!


Of course, you want to fill your bus with the ones you love. But this doesn’t always happen. If there is resistance, initiate a candid conversation. Communicate with your husband and family and explain why network marketing is the best route. When you know exactly what you want, people are more likely to get on board. Be confident with a plan of action, especially if your husband is a businessman. Lay it all out on the table and see what happens. There is a chance that even after you do this, no one will step on board. Don’t translate this as disbelief in your abilities. Your husband and family want to protect and keep you safe. Their hesitation is only due to their fear of the unknown in your new endeavors. With or without their support, you still got this! Don’t give up! If you honestly believe that what you’re doing is the best for you and your family, then push ahead. Be confident that you know what is best, and just do it!

“Where the greatest risk is, there is the greatest reward on the other side.”  -NiCole Easton (20:22 - 20:27)

Let’s be realistic. The first couple of months in network marketing may feel less like a party bus and more like you are a lone rider on a horse. It’s incredibly lonely to move forward without the support of uplines, your family, and husband. Thankfully, we have a community of women ready to travel alongside you! This week your aim is to join our Facebook group. Let us support your ambition and encourage you to become the network marketer you were meant to be! We understand the risk in trailblazing ahead without support, but we are living proof of the immense reward waiting on the other side if you push on. Keep those wheels going round and round with or without the support of your loved ones. Open up your big bus doors to our Authentic Influencer community and let us step right in. Next stop, success!

How to get involved

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