JK Rowling’s Interview – What Can We Learn From Her?

by Ket-Sang Tai

JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter, has turned herself from a struggling single mother to a billionaire mum. A lot of people think she just got lucky with her writing. To be honest that was what I thought as well until I watched this 40 minutes interview by Oprah. You can watch the interview here. Her story is truly inspiring. There are a few points we can learn from her that we can apply to our network marketing business.

1. Fortune Doesn’t Come by Accident or By Not Doing Anything

She has been writing for a long time and she is passionate about writing. She wanted to be an author since she was 6 years old. That is her dream and she works hard for it. None of her previous novels have as much success as this and not even come close, but she didn’t give up.

Lesson: There is no easy money. Don’t think you can join a prelaunch company or a company with the best product or comp plan and you will make money by default. You won’t. You have to work hard to make it work.

2. Do Not Give Up

Her first Harry Porter book was rejected by 12 publishers. Yes you heard it right. She was rejected by 12 publishers and the 13th she approached agreed to publish the book. How many of you would have given up after 5 or 10?

Lesson: Don’t just share your business or products with a few people and give up when they say no to you. The next one could be the one which make you millions.

3. Have Belief

The reason why she didn’t give up was because she believes the hardest job is to get it published. She strongly believes that once it is published, people will like it.

Lesson: MLM is a long term business and you need a long term view. Often you have to work very hard initially without seeing much result. You have to have strong enough belief about the potential of the business and what it can bring you if you keep working hard.

4. Don’t Be Put Off My Dream Stealers

She was told by her agent that she will not make money writing children’s books as those are usually not very commercial. Well… she made billions.

Lesson: If your friend tell you MLM is a scam and everyone lose money? Don’t argue, prove them wrong by taking action and getting result.

5. Learn From Failure and Move Forward

JK said, “rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously you might as well not have lived at all.”

Lesson: Learn from previous failures. Pick yourself up after people say no to you and learn how you can share it better next time.


The same principles apply to all areas of life, not just in writing or in MLM. The interview is very inspiring and all of you should to watch it!

To Your Success,

Ket-Sang Tai

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