Perhaps one of the best ways to illustrate the difference between the poor and the rich is by looking at agriculture...
A farmer buys some seeds and all the machinery required to plant, grow and harvest them. Then the farmer spends months of unpaid work and a lot of his money to grow his seeds so that he can harvest later on and finally reap the rewards of all his hard work.
To speed things up, the farmer can spend more of his money and hire workers to plant and grow his seeds for him. The workers then invest their time to grow the farmer's business and when harvesting time comes, the workers get nothing of the rewards as they were already rewarded for their work (salary). The farmer makes so much (profits) from selling his harvest that he can pay more and more workers to do his work for him. The farmer ends up doing less and less work himself yet make more and more money.
10 years pass and the worker is still stuck in the same hole, still working hard for his money but the farmer sold his farm and now lives in a mansion ;)
Moral of the story: grow your own seeds!
Growing your network marketing businesses is not unlike this farming story. It does require hard work in the beginning and you are not paid for that work, you are only paid for the results that you achieve (harvest). However once those results start coming in, they keep coming month after month without any extra work being required as your trees keep producing fruits. Your business even grow faster and faster on its own as your customers start growing their own business within your organization. I guess we could call the network marketing industry the business of growing money trees... Every single customer you refer is a potential money tree and you need to nurture it so that it grows big and strong!
Take excellent care of your customers and they'll reward you handsomely for it!