It seems there's been a lot of chatter lately about "cross-recruiting", so I wanted to chime in and share my (unpopular) personal opinion on the subject. Simply put: I'm 100% okay with cross-recruiting. 100%. And yes, that also means I'm 100% okay with you cross-recruiting my Team members into your opportunity. Why? Because I'm 100% confident in the additional value I provide to my Team members, and I'm 100% confident in the companies that I promote. So I have nothing to worry about. I know cross-recruiting violates the Policies and Procedures of almost all network marketing companies out there, which is why I never cross-recruit. But those same Policies and Procedures also violate my personal belief in why 100% of people turn to this empowering industry: FREEDOM. That includes all the freedoms that come as an Entrepreneur, including income freedom, time freedom, and above all, freedom of choice! Look, if I'm not providing enough value as a Team leader, or if my company is on the decline, or if my Team members think your opportunity is better than mine (rightly or wrongly) - they deserve complete freedom to choose! Without being made to feel guilty, and without their loyalty being questioned. Those are just tactics designed to manipulate them. It strikes me as completely hypocritical when "leaders" in any company start to play the "no cross-recruiting" card. Those are the same leaders who exercised their own freedom of choice by leaving countless other MLM companies and bringing entire teams with them. What happened to "no cross-recruiting" then? It's disingenuous to say the least. In my experience as a professional network marketer, when a company starts to play the "no cross-recruiting" card, it's because they're on the defensive and they're feeling threatened. It's because their top earners are starting to see their incomes drop, and their downlines erode. They're acting out of fear, not fearlessness. No power in that. I turned to this industry 15 years ago, because it provided me and my family with a much better way of life; a way to live life on OUR terms. Along the way, we've achieved tremendous success by exercising our entrepreneurial freedom to align ourselves with several great companies. Companies that have transformed our lives AND the lives of our Team members. Everyone should have that same freedom - everyone! That's what makes this industry so unique. If you're a leader who truly cares about your Team members achieving their goals of freedom, give them the freedom to choose! Just like you had the freedom to choose. (Besides, if you're a REAL leader in this industry, you should already know that acting out of selflessness rather than self-preservation will come back to reward you ten-fold!) I'm reminded of that quote: "If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were."