1. Sue Bride
    August 29, 2015 @ 3:53 pm

    I’m more likely to take responsibility by complaining about myself and what I did wrong. Thankfully this is just temporary, because then I can be more objective and look at the problem areas and what I can do better next time. Feeling disappointment is natural and having a quick complain can get it out of our system. Letting it take hold of you just stops you moving forward and learning from mistakes.


    • Barrie Evans
      August 29, 2015 @ 10:19 pm

      I do that too Sue. I complain about me, but I don’t broadcast it too much lol! Get it out and move on while learning in the process. 😀


  2. Donna Merrill
    August 29, 2015 @ 9:31 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    I don’t know if my last comment went through, but here I go again lol. I love this topic and as soon as I seen the headline I came right over.

    Complaining gets us nowhere. I find most that complain, especially when it comes to Network Marketing have not taken their responsibility. They may have poor leadership, but they can seek out others in that marketing company for help. It has happened to me so I know this one quite well lol.

    Thanks for a fab post!



  3. Joy Healey
    August 30, 2015 @ 11:12 am

    Hi Barrie,

    What shifted my attitude in network marketing was realizing that the same compensation plan was available to ALL distributors in every company. Yet for some it “worked” and for others it “didn’t work”. How could that be? The distinguishing factor was what effort an individual distributor put into making it work.

    That said, the compensation plan has to be one that fits an individual’s current commitments, lifestyle and budget. I realize now that some “mountains I set out to climb” just weren’t achievable for ME, given the other things that were going on in my life at the time.

    So I stopped complaining and changed my “shopping list” until I found an MLM business that was more in line with the time and money I can commit.

    You’re absolutely right – without some sort of effort how can you build a business? Why would someone “Do it for you” when they could “Do it for themselves”?



    • Barrie Evans
      August 31, 2015 @ 9:06 pm

      Changing your “shopping list” was your way of taking responsibility Joy. It’s great that you did and have seen rewards for it.


  4. Andy Lockhart
    August 30, 2015 @ 4:05 pm


    Great post, taking responsibility good and bad is a key thing to really move forward. Our 18 year old has that very problem, even when he got a speeding ticket, it wasn’t his fault!

    Thanks for a great post.



    • Barrie Evans
      August 31, 2015 @ 9:03 pm

      Never is. It’s surprising how it’s the fault of the policeman for being there or the gas pedal getting stuck. Is that about how it goes Andy?


  5. Monna Ellithorpe
    August 31, 2015 @ 1:37 am

    Hi Barrie,

    This is a great post. I see so many people (including myself at times) blame others or a program for not working, when really all they had to do was to look in their own backyards.

    I believe that until people do start taking responsibility, they will never have any success in any thing.


    • Barrie Evans
      August 31, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

      Very true Monna. Taking responsibility ourselves is the only way forward. Thanks for the input. 😀


  6. Theodore Nwangene
    August 31, 2015 @ 4:05 am

    This is very motivational Barrie,
    And i can very well relate to it. Humans are so fund of complaining even when there is no reason to do so. Lots of people will always blame other people for their mistakes and misfortune and like the image quote above by Zig Ziglar puts it…..The more you complain about your problems, the more problems you will have to complain about.

    That quote is so true. We have to learn how to start taking responsibility of our mistakes, the moment we start doing that, we will start learning and succeeding at everything we do.


    • Barrie Evans
      August 31, 2015 @ 8:59 pm

      We all need to look inside and we can work our way out improving as we go. Thank you again for your great addition to the conversation Theodore. 😀


  7. Chery Schmidt
    September 3, 2015 @ 3:47 pm

    Good Morning Barrie, Great subject my friend! Yeppers nothing happens by itself HUH And you can either sit back and complain or get to work and make things happen.

    Thanks for sharing..
    Chery :))


    • Barrie Evans
      September 4, 2015 @ 8:13 pm

      I just get on with it Chery. No point in dwelling on anything.


  8. Erika Mohssen-Beyk
    September 4, 2015 @ 4:43 am

    Hi Barrie ,

    one of the basics and first things we have to learn in life is
    to take responsibility. Usually this should be taught in school.
    We are responsible for our life and our decisions . It is up to us
    to do the work if we started something and we can blame others.
    The quote is great and true ,we create our problems ourselves by
    not taking responsibility.
    Great post
    Thank you


  9. BG Jenkins
    September 4, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

    Hi Barrie, Sometimes we feel that complaining will make us feel better by blowing off steam, but when you’re finished you still have the same problem you started with. It’s always best to find the solution to your problem and move on, regardless of what it is. Taking responsibility is the only way around it. Thanks for posting.


    • Barrie Evans
      September 4, 2015 @ 8:10 pm

      I always concentrate on solutions rather than problems BG. Gets you into a better frame of mind.


  10. Jacs Henderson
    September 6, 2015 @ 5:05 pm

    Oh how clear it all becomes in hindsight Barrie!
    So many people beginning something new have often not given their new project serious thought, never mind taken responsibility.
    This is often the case at the start of a Networking Marketing business, when one does as one is told, under the illusion that the success others have will drop into our laps before too long.
    But, many people just starting out need to change their view of their job world, to a business mindset. Responsibility is a big part of this…
    Problems will occur, just like you mention regarding selling, leads and money but the attitude does have to be one of ‘solving’ problems… not just identifying them!
    You’ve given a great ‘Kick’ or reminder here Barrie, to those that need it and a bis dose of common sense!
    Well done 🙂


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