Subbing to this thread! I would love to share ideas and get support from other DS/MLM consultants.
I'm new to DS - just did my 2nd party last night. It's slow going, I'm having trouble getting bookings, and I feel as though I almost have to apologize for - or justify - my involvement in the business. I keep making the joke to other people, "Don't worry, I won't drink the Kool-Aid!" because I'm already assuming that people think of DS companies as "pyramid scams".
I want to get to a place where I can be comfortable talking about my business, without feeling like I have to say, "But don't worry, it's not like a cult or anything!"