Thursday, October 8, 2009

Know YOUR Business...

Activity Matters Most
by Michael S. Clouse

Surveys have always fascinated me... Ask a few hundred people how they feel about this or that, and you can presumably understand the mindset of an entire nation! Indeed, polls are conducted daily to determine how we feel about politics, why we purchase certain products, and even what we watch—or don't watch—on TV.

All of this sampling got me thinking one day about the Network Marketing business we're in... For example, if you were to survey those already in the business, what would you ask them? What insights should they provide? And could any of this gleaned information be valuable to you?

Consider the following, and you decide...

Years ago I discovered that those who are deemed to be Masters in this "Networking thing" understand three simple truths about the business. Although you might hear these truths expressed somewhat differently from leader to leader, the underlying facts remain the same. For purposes of our discussion, we'll refer to these truisms as, "Network Marketing's Three Rules of Three."

1. Know The Business You're In

Network Marketing is about three things:
a) Finding People to talk to—Prospecting.
b) Talking to the people you find—Presentation.
c) Teaching others to do the same—Duplication.

2. Understand The Rules

Regardless of how you present your business:
a) Some people decide to join—Some Will.
b) Some people decide not to join—Some Won't.
c) Some people decide not to decide—So What...

3. Get Better At The Game

Because everything in life is about who you become:
a) Work more on yourself than you do on your business.
b) Again, work more on yourself than you do on your business.
c) And again, work more on yourself than you do on your business.

I share this with you because for years leaders have been searching for a simple, highly duplicatable MLM system that new distributors could use to more quickly achieve success. And the most interesting part is, I now believe we've been overlooking the obvious for decades...

If it's true that in order to grow the organization, we need to contact people, involve them and teach them—and we do... If it's true that Some Will, Some Won't, and So What are all good things—and they are... And if we really need to be working on ourselves—our personal development—more than we work on the business... Well then, what could possibly be this simple shortcut to success?

To find the answer, conduct your own personal poll.

Take your census of the top 25 successful leaders in your company. Call them, text message them, or e-mail them—whatever it takes for you to get together long enough to ask three questions:

1) How were you introduced to the business—audiotape or CD, videotape or DVD, or through some event?

2) How would you describe the skill-set of the person who sponsored you?

3) Once you were introduced to the company, how long did it take to decide you wanted to do this business?

That's it!

And in case you're interested, here's what I've discovered...

Question #1 could easily provide you with 25 different answers, especially if you ask which audiotape or CD, videotape or DVD, or event they attended. Question #2 again, will probably provide a plethora of answers from talented to tolerable to terrible. Question #3 however, is the all-important key to your survey.

Because what the answers to this third question will reveal, are that leaders who make the most money in our industry—regardless of how they were introduced, and regardless of by whom—for some unexplained reason they "got it" and they "got in" right away... Those who build the largest organizations—same thing—they "got it" and they "got in" right away. And best of all (pay close attention here, because this is your simple shortcut to success) those you have yet to meet, those unnamed individuals destined to become leaders, they'll "get it" and "get in" right away too—almost regardless of what you know, say, and do—if you will just expose them to your business!

Imagine that! Activity matters most!

The beauty of this overlooked shortcut to success is knowing that in the beginning what you lack in skill, you can actually make up for with activity! Combine that belief with a proven MLM system for contacting new prospects, and your company's next great "Triple Diamond Star Fleet Commander" could easily be sponsored by you—again, regardless of your current level of expertise!

Now I'm not suggesting that you skip mastering "Network Marketing's Three Rules of Three." Quite the contrary. Just because those fortunate few movers and shakers "got it" and "got in" right away, is no reason to miss sponsoring the masses who want to know everything about everything before they're ready to begin...

Therefore, if you truly desire to prosper long-term in this business, immediately begin to weave the golden thread of activity throughout your business tapestry—known to all successful leaders as "Network Marketing's Three Rules of Three"—and not only will you have an excellent chance of sponsoring that next mega superstar—you'll be able to keep them.

So what are you waiting for? Get something about your company—product, service, or opportunity—into the hands of your friends, family, and business associates right away....

Michael S Clouse

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quote of the Day

"'Sometimes our candle goes out, but is blown into flame by an encounter with another human being.'
-- Albert Schweitzer, Humanitarian"

Friday, August 21, 2009


Pay Yourself First

Resolve today that you are going to save an invest at least 10 percent of your income throughout your working life. Take 10 percent of your income off the top of your paycheck each time you receive one and put it into a special account for financial accumulation.

Save Throughout Your Career
The fact is that if you save just $100 a month throughout your working lifetime and you invest money in an average mutual fund that grows at 10 percent per annum, you will be worth more than one million dollars by the time you retire. This means that anyone, even a person earning minimum wage, if he or she starts early enough and saves long enough, can become a millionaire over the course of his or her working lifetime.

Lifelong Habits
Developing the lifelong habit of saving and investing your money is not easy. It requires tremendous determination and willpower. You have to set it as a goal, write it down, make a plan, and work on it all the time. But once this practice locks in and becomes automatic, your financial success is virtually assured.

Practice frugality, frugality, frugality in all things. Be very careful with every penny. Question every expenditure. Delay or defer important buying decisions for at least a week, if not a month. The longer you put off making a buying decision, the better your decision will be and the better price you will get at that time.

Parkinson's Law
A major reason that people retire poor is because of impulsive buying. They see something they like they buy it with very little thought. They become victims of what is called "Parkinson's Law," which says that "expenses rise to meet income." This means that no matter how much you earn, you tend to spend that much and a little bit more besides. You never get ahead and you never get out of debt.

Don't be a Victim

You don't have to be a victim of Parkinson's Law. If you cannot save 10 percent of your income, start today by saving 1 percent of your income in a special savings and investment account. Put it away at the beginning of each month, even before you begin paying down your debts. Live on the other 99 percent of your income. As you become comfortable living on 99 percent, raise your savings level to 2 percent of your income, then 3 percent and 4 percent, and so on.

Grow Your Savings and Investments
Within one year, you will be saving 10 percent and maybe even 15 or 20 percent of your income and living comfortably off the balance. At the same time, your savings and investment account will start to grow. You will become more careful about your expenditures, and your debts will begin to be paid off.

Change Your Financial Outlook in a Year

Within a year or two, your entire financial life will be under your control and you will be on your way to becoming a self-made millionaire. This process has worked for everyone who has ever tried it. Try and see for yourself.

Open a special account for financial accumulation today. Make a deposit in this account, no matter how small. Then, look for every opportunity to add to this account. Begin to study money so that you understand how to make it grow. Read books and magazines by experts on the subject. Never stop saving, learning, and growing until you become financially independent.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

A PRIVILEGE OR A RARE Opportunity...?

YOLILIFE – The New “Super Juice” Kid in Town


The secret whisper campaign about a revolutionary new concept.
There is a whisper campaign going on right now that will soon become a roar. As with most stories like this… it is too powerful to be contained for long. The cat is already out of the bag so I won’t be talking out of school by divulging this information.

Also, I am sure I am not the first writer to bring this story to the public’s attention.But since Yoli is currently in VIP only PRELAUNCH and I'm one of the few "hand selected" members that are helping to launch this new company ... and you can join me at the very beginning of this great network marketing adventure

What am I talking about? Well I’ll tell you in a minute but first let me just say, it’s about a revolutionary new product line with a delivery system that will blow away the super juice industry.

But first a little background;

Anyone ever heard of Noni? Well you certainly have if you are in the direct sales / network marketing industry. Noni was the first big juice to hit the market through MLM sales. Noni became a giant company with billions of dollars in sales.

Noni is a great product and has made hundreds of distributors very wealthy. However, you can now buy Noni online… by the quart… for under $10.

Several top Noni reps left Noni and started Xango, another super food juice derived from the Mangosteen fruit. Xango reached one billion dollars in annual sales and was the fastest company in network marketing history to do so.

Xango is a great product and has made hundreds of distributors very wealthy.

Several top Noni/Xango and some other “juice” reps started MonaVie. MonaVie is another super food juice that uses the Acai berry and other ingredients. MonaVie was the fastest company ever to reach a billion in total sales. They did this in less than two years

MonaVie is a great product and has made hundreds of distributors very wealthy.
OK, get the picture. These super food juices, loaded with anti-oxidants are terrific products and if you were fortunate enough to get on board early you would have been in line to reap hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars in the wake of their legendary entry and rise in the marketplace.

What do Noni, Xango & MonaVie have in common?

The things that these three products have in common are as follows;

· They are all single product focused (although Xango has recently introduced a cosmetic line)

· They are all expensive products

· They have all created hundreds of 5 figure and 6 figure monthly earners in a short period of time.

OK, that’s a nice story and all Sade but tell me…how does it affect me?

Well, here’s how. If you are wise, you will take the information in this post and use it to your advantage. And if you act on that information, you could become one of the very fortunate who get in at the beginning of something very lucrative.

Here’s the deal.

**Several top Xango reps have left Xango and started a company called YoliLife.

Now understand this… we’re talking about the cream of the crop at Xango. Names like Cory Citron, Daren Falter & Robby Fender to name a few. Now these guys are not only top producers but they are also Network Marketing geniuses. They each bring their own unique marketing and management skill sets to the table.

They just recently set-up corporate headquarters in Salt Lake across the street from MonaVie, they also bought a five bedroom house for hosting guests who fly in.

Financial Backing millions and millions of dollars have gone into laying the groundwork. Most all of the founders/owners are moving to Salt Lake City to be close to corporate headquarters.

These gentlemen have putting considerable sums of their own money into this venture. Another co-founder I should mention here is Michael Prichard, a huge investor in Australia; for those of you not familiar with that name here, he is known as the Donald Trump of Australia.

So what makes Yoli different than all the others?

Four things vastly separate Yoli from the other super food juice drinks.

1. Yoli is NOT a one product company although its emphasis is focused on “liquid nutrition” and a ”functional beverage”. Yoli will bring multiple products to the marketplace.

2. Blast Cap technology a simple/cool/unique multiple-patented demonstratable delivery technology. By using this patented technology there will be NO pasteurization… NO preservatives… NO loss of nutritional value/enzymes/etc… NO sugar (ZERO Glycemic Index)
BlastCap technology delivers Whole Food - real-time - Liquid Nutrition… offering what Noni, Xango, and Monavie offer plus much more. To fully appreciate this revolutionary technology click BlastCap video link at the bottom of this page.

3. Price Priced at 1/10th the price with 10 times more nutritional value.

4. Compensation A binary comp plan that is better than MonaVie’s. (MonaVie’s is arguably the best in the business until now.)

Big names from a cross section of the Network Marketing community are taking a close look at this company. I personally know several from YTB and other giant Network Marketing companies who are already in.

What is the lesson… of this history lesson?

· Super food juice companies make those who get in early very rich.

· Noni, Xango and MonaVie have all done well but each one grew faster and created more millionaires than the one before them.

· Based on these trends/past/history, I believe Yoli will be larger than Noni, Xango, and MonaVie (put together)…will get there faster than any of them… and will create larger incomes. Those who recognize this and join early… like the founders did in Noni, Xango, and Monavie…will be sitting in very high clover… in the very near future.

Until next time,

Live the Dream

For more information on Yoli email Sade Powers

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Being an Extraordinary Leader Through Tough and Challenging Times

Chris Widener

Tough and challenging times will surely come. That is a given. The question is what kind of leadership we will demonstrate during those times. Those who are weak leaders will see lasting damage done, if not see the organization fall apart completely. With Extraordinary Leaders at the helm, however, an organization can actually become stronger and thrive in spite of the tough and challenging times. That should be our goal, so here are some ideas on how to be an Extraordinary Leader in tough and challenging times!

1. Keep Your Eye on the Big Picture. When things get tough, everybody's temptation is to become acutely focused on the problem. The Extraordinary Leader, however, will keep his or her eye on the big picture. This doesn't mean that we don't address the problem. In fact, we have to address the problem. But what separates a leader from a follower is that the leader doesn't get caught up in the problem. The leader sees the big picture and keeps moving toward the vision. The further they take their followers toward the vision, the further away from the problem they get.

2. Don't Get Caught in the War or the Friendly Fire. When it gets tough even the most loyal team members can be tempted to start shooting and, unfortunately, they sometimes shoot each other! Rather than focusing on the enemy on the outside, they begin to question each other and find many faults with one another that they normally would not have seen. The Extraordinary Leader is the one who can keep from being drug into the fray. They keep their eye on the big picture and act rationally and objectively. They understand that people are heated and are saying things they don't really mean. The people are firing because they are angry or scared. The Extraordinary Leader understands this and rises above it. This way, they take fewer arrows and they set the example for their followers.

3. Be First to Sacrifice. When it gets tough, like when there has to be cuts in salaries etc, the leader should do just that - lead. They need to not only be the one who is rewarded the greatest when all is well, but they need to be the first to sacrifice. The Extraordinary leader says, "I know many of you are concerned with the salary cuts. I am too. In the long run we will be healthy again but for the mean time, this is necessary. Understanding this, I want you to know that I am taking a 20% pay reduction myself. I want you to know that we are in this together." The Extraordinary Leader is the first to sacrifice and will be rewarded with the loyalty of his or her followers.

4. Remain Calm. Panic is one of the basest of human emotions and no one is immune to it. The Extraordinary Leader, however, takes time out regularly to think the issues through so they can remain calm. They remind themselves that all is not lost and there will be another day. They remind themselves that being calm will enable them to make the best decisions - for themselves and for their followers. Panic only leads to disaster, while calm leads to victory.

5. Motivate. In tough and challenging times, people are naturally down. They tend to be pessimistic. They can't see how it is all going to work out. Thus, they have a hard time getting going. The Extraordinary Leader knows this and will focus in on being the optimistic motivator. He or she will come to the office knowing that for the time being, the mood of the group will be carried and buoyed by them and their attitude. Above all else, they seek to show how the end result will be good - and with this they motivate their followers to continue on, braving the current storms, and on to their shared destiny.

6. Create Small Wins. One of the ways to motivate is to create small wins. The Extraordinary Leader knows that in tough times his or her people think that all is lost. They wonder if they can win. So the Extraordinary Leader creates opportunities for the team to win, even if they are small. They set smaller, more achievable goals and remind and reward the team members when they hit those goals. With each small win, the leader is building the esteem and attitude of his followers, digging them out of their self-created hole of fear.

7. Keep a Sense of Humor.
Look, hardly anything in life can't be laughed at. The Extraordinary Leader knows that even if the whole company goes down the drain, we still go home to our families and live a life of love with them. The Extraordinary Leader keeps perspective and knows that we humans act irrationally when we get scared and fail, and sometimes that is humorous. Don't ever laugh at someone's expense in this situation, because that will be perceived as cold and heartless, regardless of what you meant by it, but do keep the ability to laugh at yourself and the situations that present themselves. By doing this you will keep yourself and your team in an attitude that will eventually beat the tough times.

-- Chris Widener

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Today's Quote:

"'Success comes from taking the hand you were dealt and using it to the very best of your ability.'
-- Ty Boyd"

Monday, July 27, 2009

Here's the Quote of the day and some older ones

"'Common sense is genius dressed up in work clothes.'
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson"

Sunday, July 26, 2009

"'Enjoyment is not a goal. It is a feeling that accompanies important, on-going activity.'
-- Paul Goodman"

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Decide to Be Positive A Positive Mental Attitude is indispensable to your success. You can be as positive as you want to be if you will simply think about the future, focus on the solution and look for the good. If you do what other successful people do, if you use your mind to exert mental control over the situation, you will be positive and cheerful most of the time. And you will reap the benefits of the success..

"Actions are seeds of fate. Seeds grow into destiny." take action today! -- Harry Truman, 33rd President of the United States