How To Properly Prepare Yourself To Be Successful In Network Marketing

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How To Properly Prepare Yourself To Be  Successful In  Network Marketing

  • Follow someone who has done it successfully and has proven results
  • Follow all of his pattern not just part of it
  • Prepare yourself by learning those skills
  • Invest in the proper tools and training
  • Always watch and learn from all others that are more successful than you
  • Preparation doesn’t mean don’t take action
  • Never become so proud and believe you know it all
  • Never brag on skills or results you do not yet have
  • Be honest and teachable
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How to Really Matter in Life

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How to Really Matter in Life

By Craig Ballantyne

A friend of mine has a tattoo that says, “You are what you do when it counts.”

Last Friday you read the story of The Two Marines, Corporal Jonathan Yale and Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, who stood strong in the path of a truck bomb. Their actions and ultimate sacrifice saved the lives of 150 men. I hope it reminded you of how easy you have it in life. I hope it also inspired you to come back stronger this week, to make a difference, and to live a life that matters. (Click here to read the article if you missed it.)

When the time came, Corporal Yale and Lance Corporal Haerter stepped up. When it was time to Man-Up, they did. They did so because of promises made to their families:We all face challenges in life. They are rarely life threatening, as was the case for these two young men, but oftentimes our struggles seem insurmountable. Still, we have no other choice but to Step-Up, to overcome procrastination, to do the work. To earn it.

  • Their Marine Brothers
  • Their families at home
  • Their country

Likewise, you work on Networking business to improve yourself because of the commitment you made to your three families:

  • Your family at home
  • Your family of clients in your business
  • And your Networking Family that supports you every day 

Corporal Yale and Lance Corporal Haerter did all they could do.

But you and I haven’t.

There are still more people that we can help. We must not be satisfied with what we’ve done so far.

One of my mentors, Dave Kekich, says, “The world’s highest achievers have the highest levels of dissatisfaction. Those with the lowest levels are the failures.” 

You must be dissatisfied. You might be a hotshot 6-figure earner but have you really done all that you can do? No! You can and must do more! 

Let’s face it, we’ve been spoiled in life. We’ve been born into enormous opportunity. We’ve been able to make money doing what we love. Over the last four years we’ve watched as our investments have gone up and up and up. We’ve become complacent. We’ve forgotten what it’s like to be hungry, truly hungry.

The SMALL opinions of others are stopping you from becoming your BIG SELF. Do not let this stop you from living a big life.

We need to regain our hunger. We need to Think Big. We need to Man-Up.

You must get out of your comfort zone – no matter how successful you have been – and you must be more than a big fish in a small pond. You must overcome the negative influence of the little opinions of small-minded people. You must play up a level by attending more seminars, investing in coaching, and seeking out mentors. That is how you evolve into your Big Self.

Who is your Big Self? What is your Big Self?

I have Matt Furey to thank for introducing me to my Big Self many years ago.

Your Big Self is the person that you know you can be, but for some reason you are holding yourself back from becoming.

Your Big Self is what you see when you close your eyes and imagine what you could accomplish if you could never fail, when you imagine the success you should already have, when you picture the impact that you know you truly can have in your community, your country, and the world.

Your Big Self is Point B…and you’re stuck at Point A right now.

As the old saying goes, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.”  

It is my challenge to you to look deep inside yourself, re-ignite that burning desire, summon up your highest levels of dissatisfaction with how your business is doing right now, and use that as the fire to fuel your success. 

But I am a hypocrite. As I sit here telling you what to do with your life, I realize that I have much to do in my own. I have big goals and dreams that have not been met. Some suffer from procrastination, others from fear. Change, I must. Step-up, I must.

How will I do it? I will do it the same way that you will accomplish your goals. I will become better.

In order to achieve the goals we want to achieve, we must become the person we need to become.”

Like you, I must avoid the little opinions of small-minded people that keep us stuck in a fishbowl of mediocrity when we need to be swimming in the ocean of incredible opportunity. We must step-up and get outside our comfort zones, we must play up a level, and we must surround ourselves with people better than us. 

It’s time to Man-Up and become the people we need to become in order to achieve the goals we want to achieve.

Let’s do this. Let’s push harder. Let’s support one another.

Let’s all do what we are all capable of doing. 

Here’s to being dissatisfied, to taking action, to becoming your Big Self, to Stepping-Up, and to doing what matters.

Because you are what you do when it counts.

How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure by Using Rewards

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure by Using Rewards

By Stephen Guise

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” – Steve Jobs

The girl at the smoothie stand was expecting my order.

Instead, I walked up to her and asked, “Do you like animals?”

“Yes. I love animals,” she said.

“Me too!” I replied, “I was wondering if you’d like to go to the zoo with me.”

“Oh. Actually, I have a boyfriend.”

So I wasn’t at all surprised that she had a boyfriend. In fact, I expected it. But… she said no. It was rejection.She was really cute.

It’s even possible that she didn’t have a boyfriend; some women will “protect” men with that line if they’re not interested. Because I know that, I have to wonder for eternity what type of rejection it was. Sigh.

Still, I felt good about the whole thing because I don’t often ask out strangers and I do have some fear of rejection. It was a victory in that sense, but there was obviously some disappointment there too, as I walked out of that place with a smoothie instead of a date. Oh well. The smoothie was tasty, and it turns out, I’m smarter than I first realized for getting it.

Risk and reward have a special relationship.

Risk and reward are inseparable.

The general relationship they have is, “what possible reward can I get for taking this size risk?” If the risk/reward ratio is favorable, then it’s a good idea to take the risk. Asking out a pretty girl has a high potential reward, while the risk of any meaningful harm is very low. She’d have to go on a tirade about how terrible I am that pinpointed my greatest weaknesses and crushed my self-esteem forever. Again, unlikely.

We make this risk/reward calculation every day:

  • The long-term risk of eating an unhealthy hamburger vs. the reward of tasty beef.
  • The risk of being embarrassed by asking for a raise vs. the reward of actually getting it.
  • The risk of starting a business that could fail vs. the reward of it succeeding.

On this basis, I’ve got an idea for a NEW risk/reward model, and I really think it can help us overcome many of these “petty” fears we struggle with.

The NEW Risk/Reward Model

What makes a risk a risk? Is it that something bad can happen? Sometimes, certainly. More often though, the real risk is a relatively harmless feeling of discomfort or rejection combined with the sting of NO REWARD.

The fear of not getting a payoff while being embarrassed keeps men single, prevents workers from getting raises, and generally keeps people in their safe, but boring and life-draining routines while they could be out living the Caribbean life (or, whatever might suit them better than their current life).

Here’s the NEW risk/reward model:

When you take a SMART risk (something with low real risk and high potential reward), give yourself a reward. Plan the whole thing out: If I ask a girl out, I get to buy a smoothie. If I email the president, I get to watch an episode of Seinfeld. If I dance in limelight at the wedding tonight and let loose, I will book a massage.

The reason I was smarter than I realized with the cute barista situation is because immediately after I was rejected, I rewarded myself with the smoothie. What if I got a smoothie every time I asked a girl out? I like smoothies. It really “sweetens” the deal, because now there is a built-in, guaranteed reward. Sure, the reward is completely artificially-placed, but your brain can’t tell the difference, and what’s there to complain about? You get a smoothie!

Here are the reasons to use this new risk/reward model…

It trains you correctly, neurologically.

We know from research on habits that the brain responds to rewards, and will favor the behaviors that precede rewards, given enough repetition. If you complete a behavior in a similar context enough times over a given period, and it is always followed by a reward (even if the reward is unrelated), the brain will begin to desire that behavior more. So if you really want to increase your tendency to take smart risks, this new method is a neurological way to do it.

It establishes the risk as permanently more favorable.

If every time I asked a girl out, I’d get 10,000 dollars, how many girls do you think I’d ask out in the next 5 minutes? As many as I could find within shouting distance. Isn’t it interesting how even a shy guy would completely shatter his shell of fear if the reward was big enough? Find the shiest guy in the world, and offer him a million dollars to talk to ten attractive girls. I bet you he’d find a way.

These are unrealistic rewards, of course, but it gets the point across that you can make a risk more attractive if you promise yourself a nice reward for it.

If you’re shy and love video games, promise yourself that you can buy a new game if you talk to ten strangers throughout your day. If you’re going to a big networking event and you’re nervous, promise yourself one guilt-free hour of television for every solid connection you make. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination. You know your fears and desires better than I do, so make your actions and “bribes” appealing to you.

It makes it more fun.

“Fun” is maybe the most underrated tool in personal development (behind mini habits, which can never be rated highly enough… says the biased author). Enjoyment (or not) of activities has been shown to have a big impact on willpower depletion, in fact, which is something I’m currently researching. If you can reframe a scary or intimidating activity into a fun one, everything will be better.

When I play basketball, I play my very best when I’m having fun, and my very worst when I’m nervous about my performance. This seems to be the case in much of life.

Attaching a reward to a scary, but worthwhile behavior makes the whole scenario seem more playful, because, well, it is more playful. This shift in mindset is surprisingly powerful in helping you rise above fear.

It gives you the opportunity to calculate the real risk.

Being a human is scary, ok? We’ve got all of these expectations, both self-imposed and from society. We’ve got insecurities. We’ve got fears. It’s my firm belief that the most successful people (in any way you define success) are those who manage to disregard much of these worrisome things and live life with “smart reckless abandon.” They take smart risks. They always try new things. They’re here to experience life’s finest offerings. They understand that asking a question and getting a “no” response is entirely acceptable and non-life-threatening.

But let’s not get caught up in comparisons either. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been scared all of your life, held back by others’ expectations for you or your own insecurities. Today is a real opportunity to take a step in a promising, bold new direction. And well, I’m suggesting that you bribe yourself to take that step. Combine this strategy with mini habits (i.e. taking really really small steps), and you may become a juggernaut.

Relationship Between Income and Quality of Life

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Relationship Between
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By Mark Morgan Ford

In 1983, I was a working as an editor for $35,000 per year at 60 hours per week. By accident (don’t ask), I enrolled in a personal improvement program that changed my life. As a result of that program, I decided to make “getting rich” a priority.

A year later, I was making $100,000-plus and was on my way to making lots more.

Our company’s accountant agreed to help me with my personal taxes. I was pretty excited about the progress I had made, and even more excited about the future.

After going over my tax return, he said, “Congratulations on breaking through the $100,000 barrier! That’s a huge step.”

“Next stop a million,” I boasted.

“Good,” he said. “But there’s something I want you to remember. In terms of quality of life, there are really only two income levels: less than a hundred grand per year and more than a hundred grand.”

“That’s crazy,” I said. “There’s a huge difference between making a hundred grand and making a million.”

“Is there?” he said. “Think about it. With the money you are making now, you can pay your bills, save for retirement, take your family out to dinner once in a while, drive a nice car, and take a vacation once or twice a year. It’s a good life.”

“What about the yachts and the sports cars and the private jets?” I asked.

“Those are just toys. When you are making millions, you can buy more expensive toys, but that won’t make your life any better.”

He was a smart guy, and I respected his opinion. But I wanted to believe that making more money would give me a richer and fuller life. And so I worked hard to make more money. 

My income doubled the next year… doubled again the year after that… and continued to climb. As my income grew and my financial worries abated, opportunities to indulge my family opened up. We could live in a beautiful house. We could travel. I could buy my wife, K, expensive presents. 

It felt good. It still does—I don’t deny that. But the question is: Did my life keep improving after my income passed $100,000?

And the answer is: It did—kind of and for a while. 

When my income was in the $100,000-150,000 range, we were able to live in a new, ranch-style house in a middle-class neighborhood, go out to dinner once a week at a local Italian eatery, and take a nice trip every summer. It was great.

When my income reached the $250,000-350,000 range, we moved to a big, custom-built home in a fancy gated community, put our kids in private schools, bought ourselves luxury cars, and went to Europe or Hawaii once a year. 

I liked living that way. I was proud of what I had achieved and eager to show off my material wealth to friends and family. It was also fun to splurge on stupidly expensive things (like booking a suite in the Hôtel George V in Paris).

What I’m saying is this: Thirty years ago… my accountant was right.

When my income passed $100,000, I was able to spend extravagantly, and that felt good for a while. But it was mostly the ego high of finally “arriving”—the feeling of, “Holy crap! Aren’t I great?”

But ego highs don’t last. Like drugs, you need more and more to give you a lift. And ultimately they leave you feeling empty.

You remind yourself that the best things in life are free, but you’re addicted to the high you get from spending. 

So you keep working and you keep spending. 

You’re also addicted to increasing your income because you have equated income with success. You have to make more money to prove to yourself that you’re better than your friends and colleagues. It’s all about keeping score.

So you keep working and you keep spending. 

Am I going to tell you to stop trying to make more money? Of course not. I will always help you increase your income as part of your efforts to increase your wealth. 

But first, I want to make sure you never fall into the income-addiction trap.

How Much Money Do You Have to Make to Enjoy a Really Good Life?

“In terms of quality of life,” my accountant told me 30 years ago, “there are really only two income levels: less than a hundred grand per year and more than a hundred grand.”

A hundred grand back then would be worth $250,000 today. So let’s use $250,000 as our dividing line now—the “income barrier” you would have to break through today in order to enjoy the best quality of life that money can buy. 

This is an income based on a family of four. For single people, couples, and one-child families, it could be lower. And it would vary somewhat depending on your location. For example, it costs a great deal more to live in New York City than it does in Boise, Idaho.

That said, $250,000 is a good target number for us to work with as an illustration of how your quality of life might change as your income rises. 

Income Level 1: You’re making less than $50,000.

For a family of four with a household income of less than $50,000, life is tough. You are renting a crappy apartment or dilapidated house, driving a car that breaks down regularly, clipping grocery coupons (if not food stamps), and accumulating debt. Debt is always a huge, omnipresent problem because—for some incomprehensible reason—credit has been extended to you. 

(This, by the way, is what I knew as a child. We were a family of 10 living on a teacher’s income. We lived in a dilapidated, three-bedroom house across the street from the railroad tracks. My siblings and I wore hand-me-down clothes, got Christmas gifts from local charities, and drank powdered milk because real milk was too expensive.)

Income Level 2: You’re making $50,000-70,000.

You are living in a small but decent place and driving an okay car. But you are struggling to pay your bills on time. You are trying to save money, but “emergencies” keep eating it up.

Income Level 3: You’re making $70,000-120,000.

You are living in a nice house, driving a nice car, and paying your bills on time. You want to save a decent percentage of your income, but to do that you have to forgo regular dining out and nice vacations.

Income Level 4: You’re making $120,000-250,000.

Things are good. Your house is not showy, but you have everything you need… and a lot of what you want. You can drive a luxury car, but you may prefer to drive something more sensible. As you move up in this income range, you can go out to dinner whenever you like and take a nice vacation every year. Debt is manageable, even minimal. You’re putting money away for the kids’ college education and for retirement. You expect to be able to retire at 65.

Income Level 5: You’re making more than $250,000.

You’ve got it all: a nice house, luxury cars, dinners out, very nice vacations, and a growing savings account. In other words, a financially worry-free life. If you are smart with your spending, you can retire early. 

Income Level 6: You’re making millions!

You can pretty much buy whatever you want without worrying about the cost. You’re happy and comfortable—but no happier or more comfortable than when you were making $250,000. 

The takeaway is this: If you’re already earning more than $250,000, relax and enjoy it! If you’re making less than $250,000, forget the four-hour workweek—it’s not going to happen. To get yourself to the next income level, you have to work overtime, get a second (part-time) job, or start your own home-based business.

Do You Trust Yourself? Should You?

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Do You Trust Yourself? Should You?

January 18, 2014/3 Comments/in Client/Customer RelationshipsTrust Models cgreen23 /by Charles H. Green

It’s a compelling headline: Stop Trusting Yourself. By Northeastern University psychologist David DeSteno, it’s featured in today’s NYTimes, and ostensibly shows that we mistakenly trust ourselves – that if anything, we mis-estimate our own trustworthiness more than that of others.

Compelling indeed; but like sugar water, the headline high is brief. The problem is not bad psychology – it’s bad meta-psychology.  The studies he cites merely describe a part of the puzzle of self-trust, and not necessarily the biggest part at at that.

This is not the first time that “hard” scientists have gushed over “findings” that amount to little more than semantic confusion. The worst offenders are the neuroscientists, who constantly mistake chemical descriptions for higher forms of “explanation.”  But this one doesn’t require much knowledge of science.

Trusting Yourself

First, props to Mr. DeSteno for correctly noting something many trust students miss – that trust is an asynchronous relationship between two parties. Trusting “yourself” makes no sense unless we can posit two identities within the self, one of which can be said to trust the other. (This is similar to the issue of consciousness in philosophy).  DeSteno quite rightly recognizes the need to define those two selves.

The problem is, he picks one definition and one alone – the “present you” and the “future you.”  The rest of his article cites studies about how the “present you” constantly mis-estimates the future you. He cites two “cognitive glitches” to describe this, both of which deal with present and future states.

Well and good. This all makes perfect sense – except that time is only one way to posit the “two-you’s” necessary to make sense of self-trust.  Here are three more. I suspect a bit more thought by the reader would yield more still.

1. Trust Your Skills. As in How to Trust Yourself Over Every Golf Shot,  where the author offers the definition, “Trust is the ability to suspend one’s judgment about one’s performance (swing).”

Here the two selves are the cognitive, self-observing self, and the instinctual, acting self. Anyone who plays golf, or any sport (or engages in sex as a male) knows the debilitating effects in the here and now of over-thinking things.  The same is true for leadership, acting, storytelling, public speaking, and any number of other human endeavors.

Proof that this is an even more common meaning of “self-trust” than DeSteno’s now-future me?  Consider the ubiquity and instantly understood Nike slogan, “Just Do It.”

Note that, in these important realms of life, “trust yourself” has nothing to do with time.

Note also that the advice from this definition of self-trust is to “trust yourself” – exactly the opposite of the “don’t trust yourself” advice that DeSteno posits from his time-based example of self-trust.

2. Trust Your Identity.  Clinical psychologist, therapist and author David Schnarch incisively describes the self-trust that comes with what he calls differentiation:

Differentiation is basically the ability to balance humankind’s two most fundamental drives. One is our urge to be connected with other people, and the other is the urge to be free and autonomous and direct the course of our life. So both wanting to be in a relationship and wanting to be our own person are the two most fundamental drives and the two fundamental problems that couples have in emotionally committed relationships.

[we have developed] a theorem that helps clients and therapists stay on track, and earns credibility with people who trust no one: Only the best in us talks about the worst in us, because the worst in us lies about its own existence. 

The inability to trust oneself leads us to fear others; the inability to trust others leads us to over-rely on our selves. Here the two selves are my self-reliant self, and my other-engaging self.

Proof that this too is an even more common meaning of “self-trust” than DeSteno’s now-future me? Try Googling “I trust myself to” and you’ll get first page hits like this:

When I trust myself to love & take care of myself, it’s easier to trust others because they can’t harm my inner well-being.

And once again – the best advice from this meaning of self-trust is not to distrust yourself, but the opposite – to trust yourself.

3. Mastery over life.  In Trusting Yourself, Barbara O’Brien talks about the Buddhist perspective on trusting oneself to stop worrying.  The key to trusting oneself is to let go of the chokehold of expectation.

The vibration of trusting/having confidence in your ability to create enjoyable experiences for yourself and what is in line with your highest good. A very good frequency for anyone who is stuck in victim mentality.

Again, this is on the first page of results from Googling “Trust Yourself.”

From the Twelve Step literature comes a similar concept, reflected in the witticism, “An expectation is a pre-meditated resentment.” Detachment from outcome is the key to living in the present, which in turn is the key to living over time.

If you think Buddhism is too esoteric, then let’s go to Harvard Business School.  Also on the first page of search on “trust yourself” is an article from the business mainstream HBR Blog Network,How to Teach Yourself to Trust Yourself. In it, author Peter Bregman suggests:

There is a simple remedy to the insecurity of being ourselves: stop asking.  Instead, take the time, and the quiet, to decide what you think. That is how we find the part of ourselves we gave up. That is how we become powerful, clever, creative, and insightful. That is how we gain our sight.

Again: a very common piece of human reality. Also, not dependent on time. And, yet another piece that admonishes us to trust ourselves, not to not-trust ourselves.

Science and Philosophy
To make a gross over-generalization – we have come, in recent years, to err on the side of methodology, data, behavioralism, and metrics.  That has come at the cost of clear problem definition and common sense. This is most noticeable in the softer social sciences, but it shows up even in economics. And it most certainly shows up in social sciences with the trappings of “hard” science – like studies in behavioral psychology.

No branch  of science – not even physics – is immune from the need to properly define questions. Newtonian physics wasn’t wrong; it was just answering one particular set of questions, not all questions.

If you want to examine a social phenomenon – like, say, self-trust – the right place to begin is not with empirical studies, but with doing exhaustive search engine work (the modern version of anthropological field research). How do real human beings, operating in the real world, think about an issue?

In logic, a false premise renders all conclusions logically true. In science, a bad problem definition can support any conclusion whatsoever. In our haste to use all the tools of modern analysis, we have allowed sloppy problem definition. (I won’t go so far as to say we need more philosophers in science. Oops I just did.)

Professor DeSteno is almost certainly not wrong. But that’s not the key question.  The key question is – what problem was he solving?

He says he’s solving the problem of self-trust. I say he’s solving the problem of one aspect of self-trust – an aspect that is not likely to be more ubiquitous or relevant than other aspects, and which notably has a different answer than the other aspects.

Caveat reader.

 
 
In Service
Kiran Vecha

COLORS OF PEOPLE

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In our last installment of the color of people, I went over the type of people that there are in the world and briefly described each one. In this installment, am going to discuss just what kind of people you will want in your organization. Believe it or not, you don’t want just one kind. After reading this, you’ll see why.

Let’s start with the reds who are motivated by money. Sure, you could get them into your organization if you can convince them that they can make a ton of money, but once they see that most people don’t want to work very hard, they will be the first to leave. If they don’t see that return quickly, they’ll be gone. That’s all there is to it.

Now, if you were to give the reds a bunch of blues under him that would only speed up the process. But, if you give the reds a bunch of yellows, who are hard working and will take the time to work with others, you might see the reds stick around a little longer, though don’t expect any of them to stay around forever.

Even though it would appear that the reds are the ones you want in your business, the truth is, they are the last people you want. They have the biggest egos and are used to bossing people around. That works in “corporate America”, but it doesn’t work with network marketing.

The people you want to get into your organization are the yellows and the greens. The yellows are the hardest and most loyal workers and the greens are the smartest and will come up with the best ideas for promotion. Now, unfortunately, yellows and greens, even if pure forms existed, only make up 70% of the population. And since there is really no way of knowing which person is going to come into your organization unless you did some extensive study of the person, that means that 30% of your people will end up leaving your organization quickly.

With the blues, it won’t matter because they won’t do much anyway even if they do stick around. Remember, they’re the party people. So you want yellows and greens and you want to work with these people. If you should find you have a red or a blue, don’t spend your time with either of them. For one thing, you can’t tell the red anything because he has all the answers and the blue just doesn’t care enough. So trying to get them motivated to do any work and stick around is a waste of time. Spend your time with the yellows and the green, especially the yellows. They are ultimately going to be the backbone of your organization.

choose-the-right-colors Okay, how can you tell the yellows? Actually, it’s not too hard. The yellows are going to be the ones who email you to tell you how hard they are going to work. Their emails are going to sound so sincere and from the heart. That’s how you know you have a yellow. As for the greens, they are the ones who are going to tell you about all their degrees and how they know web design and this and that and how they have no doubt they can make this work. They’ll ask you a zillion questions about every aspect of the business. Answer them! If you learn to deal with the organization you’re given, you’ll be able to make the most of your organization and build it up to one that you can take pride in. So look at the people around you, see their colours, trust me you will be surprised by what you find out

WEALTH PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE ME

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GOOD MORNING TYCOONS,
QNET FOR TODAY

Today I want to jump into some serious wealth principles that are essential to your future and your personal success! Rich Dad, Poor Dad was a revolutionary book that changed the mindsets of people all over the world about working for others versus establishing a financial vehicle for ourselves.

One great benefit to being in this industry and being connected the powerful leaders that I’m connected to is that they highly encourage personal development and investing in your mind! It is said that “you need to invest at least 3% of your income into yourself and personal development, and it is then that you can guarantee your success.”

No other industry promotes personal development like network marketing. And after being introduced to the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad by a close and dear friend, my whole mindset shifted and here are 7 principles that I’ve taken with me as my toolkit for personal and financial success.

Principle #1: “The Rich Don’t Work For Money!”

Most people are afraid of having money which is why the majority of the world prefer a job, despite how much they hate it, in hopes of having “Financial Security”. However, the wealthy don’t work for money! They work towards a vision and the big picture of what their time invested and well thought out plan will produce for them.

They don’t run if they don’t make money in their first 2 weeks. Instead , they fight that much harder and work much longer hours towards their goals. And in the end, they win and money never becomes an issue again!

Principle #2: “You Can’t Build Wealth Without Financial Literacy!”

Everyone wants to be a millionaire but very few people even understand the difference between a liability and an asset. Until you devote a great deal of your time to understanding financial terminology and commit to becoming financially literate, you’ll forever be a small fish in the pond full of sharks that will eat you up for lunch due to your lack of knowledge!

Principle #3: “Mind Your Own Business!”

The fear of what other people think and the urge to follow the crowd is often the biggest downfall to the “dreamers”. The wealthy realize that they will walk the road less traveled and won’t be popular on the front end, but in the end, the crowd will be paying them to teach them what they have done to get to where they are!

Principle #4: “The Wealthy Don’t Run From Taxes, They Learn About Tax Advantages!”

Another term that entrepreneurs get to know quickly is “Taxes”. The truth is however, that this world was designed to promote entrepreneurship, providing tons of tax breaks to business owners, allowing the wealthy to keep more money in their pocket while the “employees” devote their dollars to running your country!

Principle #5: “Work To Learn, Not For Money!”

Far too many people want to talk just about the money being made in the network marketing industry. But the reality, , is that there are tons of benefits that one will obtain just by being associated with this industry. If you really want to be successful in life and adopt the mindset of a millionaire, commit to working to learn and not just for the money!

Principle #6: “Confront The Fear & Do It Anyway!”

Fear is a dominant emotion that tends to cause so many of us to never take action. However, fear is also an indicator that alarms your body of stepping outside of your comfort zone into “unknown territory”. Learning how to not let fear dominate and control your decision making is key to accomplishing great things in life.

If you ever want to know how people rose to the top, consider this principle as one of the key character traits that they’ve mastered, that allowed them to rise to the top 3% of the World.

Principle #7: “Learn To Overcome Obstacles Quickly And Move Forward Without Looking Back!”

We all make mistakes, we all have the potential to fail, we all have the fear of failing and we all hate when things don’t work out as planned!

BIG DEAL….

In life, it’s about learning how to bounce back much faster than it took you to fall. Learn to dust yourself up, take one step forward and don’t look back!

These 7 principles are the foundations, I believe, to truly experiencing a life of pure fulfillment and freedom and I just wanted to share them with you.