Tuesday, March 25, 2008
How to take the first step when challeged with something new and why its so hard to do so...
Who here has ever procrastinated starting something new? I know your out there. I know I am not the only one raising my hand in here. Failure to launch as I call it, is a common problem that most people in our industry face when learning something new.
See if these following scenarios sound familiar:
Mike Dillard's Magnetic Sponsoring book arrives in the mail and you tear it open and read the whole thing and think wow that makes a lot of sense, I should do that! Then you put the book down and turn on the TV and NEVER pick it up again (but you think about it)...
You start reading the the material and think, "That sounds way too complicated!" You feel overwhelmed aaand... Down goes the book, never to be picked up again...
My favorite scenario(and one i'm personally guilty of): read the material, it's genius but... before I can do any of it I need to learn, comprehend, judge, think and master everything before implementing it. Again the book is put away while you go about spinning your wheels into poverty.
I hope you can see the pattern developing here right? YOU have to TAKE ACTION!! God I hate when people tell me the OBVIOUS TRUTH. I am sure you can relate to the scenerios above in some way. I know I suffered from chronic procrastination for years. It wasn't until my "why" got strong enough that I was able to get leverage on myself and start the ball rolling. I remember having a battle in my mind when ever I heard someone tell me "take action"
Well what does "TAKE ACTION" mean and why is it so hard to do? Take Action is defined in the dictionary as: to start doing something. umm.. Duh! START is the key word and taking that first step can be the hardest thing you do in your business. There are a plethora of psychological reasons what cause us to not act but, mostly it's feeling not comfortable. People will avoid anything that is uncomfortable like the plague. In my own experience I had to endure enough pain that I was forced to catapult myself out of my comfort zone. Think about your own situation. What obstacles have you had to over come? How did you over come them?
As a leader in your business how do you help your new people and your stagnated ones get up and running and taking action? The answer hit me just the other day as I was watching a video from Eben Pagan for his gurumaster mind program. He used the phrase, "the speed of implementation" which just rang true to me and I had an a-ha type moment. I realized that successful people strike while the iron is hot, in other words they implement what they learn as they learn it.
What if I could help someone over come procrastination by making it so rediculously easy that it virtually eliminates all discomfort. Take Building on a Budget, I think Mike designs great products that are easy to understand but not everyone can take something read in a book and translate that to ACTION. They need a kick in the rear! So I created a series of camtasia videos, a work book and a check list that basically baby steps my prospects and team members through every step of getting started using Magnetic Sponsoring and Building on a Budget as well as other tools. Its very simple but it has been working really well. (My first videos were rough but they worked)
Take the three examples I used earlier:
The first person is just lazy or doesn't have their "why" clear in their head. You give them a starting point that is super easy to implement; another medium that re-enforces what they just learned and gets them up and running.
The second person is probably intimidated by their computer and is technologically challenged. This person couldn't even begin to understand what a funded proposal is let alone set up a capture page or how to get a domain name registered. Giving them a video to watch that holds their hand the whole way makes it far less intimidating.
As for The third person, they suffer from analysis paralysis. You need to take their mind out of it by givingthem a frame work, a place to start. "Do this first, then this, etc..."
The best thing of all I have been able to gain additional affiliate comissions from the various service providers and tools I recommend. I turn around and show them this complete system and becomes a win win for everyone. Not to mention the affilate commissions earned when they implement your suggested hosting, registrar, tools, etc... Two week's ago I didn't know how to use Camtasia nor had I ever made a internet video but I took ACTION because I genuinely wanted to solve this for myself and my team. Try it, it works.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Let me know what you think.
THIS IS NOT THE 'DON'T BUY' GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.30 PER GALLON.
This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are tired of the gas prices going up AND the y will continue to rise this summer, take time to read this please.
Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.
This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May! It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!
I hear we are going to hit close to $ 4.00 a gallon by next summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down?
We need to take some intelligent, united action. The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas
It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.
BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can Really work. Please read on and join with us!
By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $2.00 is super cheap.. Me too! It is currently $3.25 for regular unleaded in my town.
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace.. not sellers.
With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.
The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit
someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.
How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas.
But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.
Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL.
If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices.. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.
But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!
I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers .
If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!
If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all!
(If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am . so trust me on this one.
How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!!
I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you!
Acting together we can make a difference.
If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $2.00 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK.
Keep it going
Thursday, March 20, 2008
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008
As a matter of fact, there are four facts every new network marketer must know.1. Success or failure depends on the product you will be representing. Interestingly, there is no amount of book knowledge that will make up for hands on sales experience that can give you that innate sense of experience which will lead you to the product that is going to be a crowd pleaser for many months or years to come, and the explosively marketed fad that will be around for a holiday season and then thereafter become all but forgotten. While studying market trends and consumer behavior on paper will help, only actual sales experience will provide the familiarity with the way consumers think through purchases that can lead you to choose a MLM product which will be around for the long.2. Never choose a product that is only replaced on a limited basis. As odd as it may sound, stay away from items carrying lifetime guarantees. Consumers love them, but if you consider that the average well made Sears tool will not break no matter how badly you treat it, you can quickly see how there is only a limited amount of repeat business that you will enjoy. In MLM this might refer to exercise equipment or high end merchandise that is too expensive to purchase twice. 3. Pick your MLM Company with care. Forego the hype and instead invest some time in solid research. If the company has been around for a while, you will have a no-nonsense opportunity to chart the beginning of the company and also its growth. Stay away from companies that are in the decline. Similarly, and perhaps this may appear odd, stay away from companies that are experiencing an unprecedented spike of growth. This is just as detrimental to a MLM business as decline because the exiting network rarely is able to compensate for the spike in demand. 4. Last but not least, profit from the experience of the other network marketers. This kind of information may be found online at forums dedicated to marketers who want to share their experiences. Learn from these individuals and understand their reasoning. While they may be incorrect, it pays to understand how they may have made an erroneous decision as this will train you to not follow in their footsteps.
Even as those four facts every new network marketer must know appear to make a lot of common sense, they also showcase that there is a lot more to successful MLM than just selling and setting up a down line. Meticulous planning, learning from the experiences of others, and also continuously educating yourself about market changes and consumer behavior are vital components in the quest for profitability and overall business success.
That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by: Click GlobalBizPro to learn more about my business.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
A Dog's Purpose, (from a 6-year-old)
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.
He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
Being always grateful for each new day and for the blessing you have.
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!
That's what dogs teach us...
Just my thoughts for the day. As always thanks for stopping by.
Global Biz Pro
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Have you've ever felt like success has been out of your reach because you're completely overwhelmed? I have found that when people struggle to create their first biz it's because they are confused and,
A confused mind does nothing!
That just might be the single most important sentence you'll ever read. I suggest you read it again. In fact, you might want to write it down and tape it to your computer so you see it all the time. One of the biggest problems we face in getting starting is controlling the "overwhelm" of too much info and not having a clear cut game plan that works for you.
I honestly believe that most Guru's think the majority of their subscriber's are just plain lazy because they never get started...I completely disagree 100%, with that, in fact I've observed just the opposite. In fact most people are actually working much harder than they actallly need to!
It's like you are racing at a 100 miles an hour... only to discover that you are stuck going around and around on a race track in never-ending circles instead of going down the road that will take you where you want to go.
Take that same energy and stop running in circles and you'll be shocked how quick and easily you can make your every dream become a reality.
If you feel like you've been too busy "chasing your tail" it's not necessarily your fault. Internet marketing can be a daunting task to the beginner. Running your own home based business is not for the faint at heart. You just need a little clarity, direction and focus and I think you'll find the success you want is actually closer than you imagined.
Remember "a confused mind does nothing?" Take a second and really give that some thought. I'll bet you'll realize that it has shown up in your life more than once. It's all about having a simple and clear cut game plan, broken down in simple step-by-step pieces. Anyone can learn to do anything if the steps are clear and small enough so you can crawl before you are expected to walk or run.
In business I find that people tend to set their first goals on things that are too far away from their current situation and because of that they start out behind the 8-Ball and are completely overwhelmed before they ever get going.
It's essential to get a taste of success as quickly as possible. A SMALL taste is all it takes. Set your sights on one small piece of the puzzle at a time. Complete that one task before even thinking about what's next. The internet is so full of distractions that anyone can lose their focus. Don't let that happen to you!
Focusing on a small obtainable goal that you believe is possible keeps you from getting too overwhelmed. Having a very clear cut blueprint to follow so you can actually get to that small goal fast is very important.
That being said here is my advice to anyone wanting to succeed in internet marketing and/or starting a home based business. first, have your end result clearly defined (this will be done in the goal setting process.) Second, pick one task at a time, outline it and do it. Don't allow distractions to get in the way. Start with something small and atainable and complete it.
This simple series of baby steps, when applied to each step along the way, will get you moving in the right direction and help keep you focused on the light at the end of the tunnel, making money online.
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About the Author:
Bob Keefe, Life Style Mentor and Successful Entrepreneur, is helping many become the next success story. Whether you're looking to create an extra few thousand dollars per month, be an ex-corporate executive, or the next millionaire Mom, Bob can assist you to create a second stream of income and greater peace of mind. visit : Financial Freedom
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Saturday, March 15, 2008
This clip is spectacular. A South American Glacier, the Perito Moreno, breaks up every four years like clock work, give or take a week. There are photographers from the four corners of the earth that come to southern Argentina and literally Camp Out at the glacier site in order to get the actual breakup on film. The individual who got this filming did a marvelous job.
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Friday, March 14, 2008
Multilevel marketing is a legitimate business model, sometimes referred to as franchising or affiliate marketing, that allows one person to become associated with a parent company. In order to use the parent company’s name, logo and other identifying information offers the franchise owner to be perceived as a legitimate company. In return, they are paid a commission on sales with different structures established by different companies.
Possibly the best way to find a legitimate multilevel marketing company is through an MLM directory, as once they have been determined to be fraudulent or dishonest in the representation of their business practices, they are removed from the roles of the directory. They may also be listed in another section of the ML directory that points out why they have been removed.
Certainly, some unsavory companies may slip into the list until the truth comes out, but until then they can take advantage of many unsuspecting home workers. Multilevel marketing with a legitimate company can be a great way boost income in your spare time, and which hours you work are not nearly as important as how many. Understand, no multilevel marketing opportunity can promise a large income based on no work and any that do will probably be removed from the MLM directories quickly.
Most MLM directories will list their members in alphabetical order, as well as by industry to give people a better chance of finding an opportunity in which they are interested. If the directory is well-sorted, they may also have a search function allowing visitors to find the opportunities in a given field by entering the type of work they are looking to do from home.
Most listings in an MLM directory will also have basic information about the companies, such as the years they began doing business as a multilevel marketing company and the type of product they or service they offer. The listing usually contains a link to the company’s home website for information about their product, their commission structure and how to become an independent distributor.
Some things the MLM directory may not include is the commission structure, the requirements to become a distributor and whether or not you have to buy the product in order to qualify as a distributor. However, the information in the MLM directory can offer a glimpse into a business and choosing to join is entirely up to you.
When looking through a MLM directory it is important to be objective in your search. You should never make any type of decision based on emotions as quite often they will result in making the wrong decision. If a topic or a product are close to your heart, you may not see some of the warning signs and end up part of a company in which you do not want to belong. Base any decisions on a business on facts.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
There are numerous people that have the desire to start their own home business and many have the talent to make it work. But what they lack is the right idea that will work for them while they work at home. They may be too busy thinking about the prospect of working at home without giving a lot of thought as to what they want to do.
If you go online and search for home business ideas you will find a lot of people offering to send you ideas, for a price. Not to say that all of them are not totally honest about what you buy, but most of the ideas they are offering can be found on your own for free. What you will be paying for is a list of companies they have compiled as a result of their own search, some of while may no longer be valid.
Basically, how you search will also help determine the type of results you get back. If you search for home based business, for instance you will likely be inundated with opportunities in the multilevel marketing industry. Some of those offers may even be legitimate, but if selling products and recruiting for another company is not your idea of a home business, you will want to keep searching.
The best advice is to leave the words home based business and work at home out of your search criteria. If you are an accountant, simply look for accounting and then seek out companies that offer telecommuting. Instead of focusing on the home business aspect you should focus on what the job is you will be doing at home. This can lead to quality leads to pursue in seeking a home-based business opportunity. You may even want to check with some of your personal contacts or others in a similar business to find out what the market is like for your skills.
While competitors may not be willing to share their customers, or a lot of information, if you contact potential customers to determine how their wait is to see their current accountant, it may be an indication that business is really good and there may be enough business for another one in the same town.
However, most people looking for a home-based business are wanting to cash in on the internet business opportunities where the entire globe can be the market. Sales of a quality product or service at a reasonable cost is always sought on the internet and many companies offer drop-ship services allowing you to sell the product and the company will process all the orders, handle billing and shipping and send you the profit.
But, there are some companies out there that are different, if you want to learn the Truth be sure to pick "It's Only Easy If You Know The Truth... Exposing The Lies, Myths And Hype To Help You Finally Succeed Online!"
One of the challenges with many of these companies is the initial price of the merchandise and the shipping costs, leaving you with a minimal profit margin. You would have to be aware of the hot products of the day, the trends that indicate future hot markets and get them out for sale at the start of the fad. By staying on top of this business and dealing with a reputable warehouse, you can quickly build and grow your business.
Hopefully, this provides some direction...