Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Good Things Come to Those Who Ask" by Jack Canfield

Asking for what you need is probably the most underutilized tool for people. And yet, amazing requests have been granted to people simply because they've asked for it!

Whether its money, information, support, assistance, or time, most people are afraid to ask for what they need in order to make their dreams come true.

They might be afraid of looking needy, ignorant, helpless, or even greedy. More than likely though, it is the fear of rejection that is holding them back. Even though they are afraid to hear the word "no", they're already saying it to themselves by not asking!

Do you ask for what you want or are you afraid of rejection?

Consider this: Rejection is just a concept. There is really no such thing as rejection! You're not any worse off by hearing "no" than you were before you asked. You didn't have what you asked for before you asked and you still don't, so what did you lose?

Being rejected doesn't hold you back from anything. Only YOU hold yourself back. When you realize that there's no merit to rejection, you'll feel more comfortable asking for things. You may just need a bit of help learning how to ask for what you want.

How To Ask For What You Want

There's a specific science to asking for and getting what you want or need in life. And while I recommend you learn more by studying The Aladdin Factor, here are some quick tips to get you started:

1. Ask as if you expect to get it. Ask with a positive expectation. Ask from the place that you have already been given it. It is a done deal. Ask as if you expect to get a "yes".

2. Assume you can. Don't start with the assumption that you can't get it. If you are going to assume, assume you can get an upgrade. Assume you can get a table by the window. Assume that you can return it without a sales slip. Assume that you can get a scholarship, that you can get a raise, that you can get tickets at this late date. Don't ever assume against yourself.

3. Ask someone who can give it to you. Qualify the person. Who would I have to speak to to get...Who is authorized to make a decision about...What would have to happen for me to get...

4. Be clear and specific. In my seminars, I often ask, "Who wants more money in their life?" I'll pick someone who raised their hand and give them a quarter, asking, "Is that enough for you?" "No? Well, how would I know how much you want. How would anybody know?"

You need to ask for a specific number. Too many people are walking around wanting more of something, but not being specific enough to obtain it.

5. Ask repeatedly. One of the most important Success Principles is the commitment to not give up.

Whenever we're asking others to participate in the fulfillment of our goals, some people are going to say "no." They may have other priorities, commitments and reasons not to participate. It's no reflection on you.

Just get used to the idea that there's going to be a lot of rejection along the way to the brass ring. The key is to not give up. When someone says "No", you say "NEXT!"


Because when you keep on asking, even the same person again and again...they might say "yes"...

...on a different day

...when they are in a better mood

...when you have new data to present

...after you've proven your commitment to them

...when circumstances have changed

...when you've learned how to close better

...when you've established better rapport

...when they trust you more

...when you have paid your dues

...when the economy is better

...and so on.

Kids know this Success Principle better than anyone. They will ask the same person over and over again without any hesitation (can you relate!).

Getting a good perspective on rejection and learning how to ask will make a world of difference for you as you work toward your goals. Practice asking and you'll get very good at it! You'll even speed your progress by getting what you need, or improving yourself in order to get it later.

Make a list of what you need to ask for in all areas of your life, and start asking.

Remember, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE...if you dare to ask!

Friday, December 25, 2009

10 Ways To Be Happy And Healthy In 2010

1) It's Easy Being Green

Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, carnivore or pescetarian, vegetables should be a central part of your diet. Often referred to as a "protective food," dark green foods provide essential vitamins and nutrients to your body that protect you from many of life's worst diseases.

The Food and Drug Administration recommends three to five servings a day for pristine health. This is not as hard to accomplish as it sounds. Examples of one serving include: two broccoli spears, three tablespoons of green beans or three sticks of celery.

2) Get on Your Feet

If you're a biker or a swimmer, you may need to add an additional element to your workout regime. Dr. Warren Levy, Ph. D., of Unigene Laboratories reminds people that, "when it comes to the risk of thinning bones, it's the weight bearing nature of exercise that signals bones to create more mass. Without such stress, bones do not get stronger, and become more prone to injury."

There is still a lot to learn about bone health, but in the meantime, it is important for both men and women to partake in exercises that get you up on your feet. This is a fact. If you're a biker or a swimmer, squeeze in some walking or a run a couple of times a week.

3) Brush Your Teeth

We are all aware of the cosmetic benefits of keeping those pearly whites, well, pearly, but there are additional benefits hidden between the bristles of your brush.

Brushing and flossing your teeth not only prevents tooth decay, but it prevents gum disease, which has been linked to heart attacks and strokes. Healthy gums are one more way to keep that heart pumping strong.

4) Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Pick up your local newspaper once in a while! There is more information out there than you can imagine. Sift through the bounty of news because when it comes to your health and healthcare, no one is more responsible for their management than you are.

Instead of following what your office mate or carpool buddy says, take the time to understand the healthcare debate and arm yourself with knowledge. A good place to start?

5) Be a Small Fry

Don't try to deny it. Everyone has something they can't get enough of. Whether it's ice cream, cheddar cheese or dinner out, take the opportunity to start the new decade off with a little less on your plate.

You don't have to deprive yourself, just regulate. By ordering a small fry from McDonald's versus a large, you save yourself from 270 calories and too much artery-clogging grease, but are still left with the sweet nectar of a delicious fried food.

6) Give Yourself a Break

Not only are vacations an important part of maintaining your sanity, but there are many other positives about sneaking away for a week or two (or three!). Studies have proven that employees come back to work post-vacation more creative and more productive.

Investor Relations Group CEO and Founder Dian Griesel encourages her employees to take vacations. "It is so important to get away from the daily routine to recharge your batteries and reconnect with family or friends," says Griesel.

7) Scrub a Dub Dub

The easiest way to avoid infectious diseases a common cold, the H1N1 virus is by hand washing. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is important to lather up and wash for at least twenty seconds, but don't use antibacterial products. Antibacterial soap is no more effective at killing germs than is regular soap. Even worse, using antibacterial soap may even lead to the development of bacteria that are resistant to the product's antimicrobial agents making it harder to kill these germs in the future.

8) Lend a Hand

A study at Vanderbilt University found that volunteer work was good for both mental and physical health. People of all ages who volunteered were happier and experienced better physical health and less depression. Other studies have found the volunteering has even helped alleviate chronic pain. Not to mention the benefits of volunteering to society.

Think about something you like to do in your spare time anyways running, cooking, shopping and there will be an easy way to incorporate volunteering into your lifestyle.

Think about something you like to do in your spare time anyways running, cooking, shopping and there will be an easy way to incorporate volunteering into your lifestyle.

9) Treat Yourself!

It's just as important to help yourself, as it is to help others. Think about something you have always wanted and start the decade off with a plan in mind to have it in your grasp before year's end. Whether it's a nice bottle of wine, a new suit or a fresh hairdo, rewarding yourself with a treat shouldn't be just for little kids anymore.

10) Start With a Clean State

Finally, position yourself to be on the upward climb at the beginning of the new decade. Rather than thinking about mishaps of the past ten years, focus on your goals for the next ten.

Think about it this way: Recall the excitement leading up to a new school year? It was so exciting to pick up new pencils, notebooks, a new look for the first day of school and most importantly, to think about how this would be your year. Channel that same excitement into the year ahead and who knows where you will end up!

Source: Investor Relations Group

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Misunderstood Emotion: Anger by Vincent Harris

Many people, over the years, have initially looked at me in dismay when I tell them “There are no ‘bad’ feelings; all feelings and emotions are useful in some context!” After all, most of us have been conditioned to think of emotions like anger, for example, as being “bad” and something to work at avoiding at all costs.

What is anger? What is its role? When we are angry, it’s that part of us that keeps track of things that we don’t have the resources to monitor consciously saying “I’m pretty sure what’s going on here is not fair!” Anger is an honest appraisal-in that moment- of the perceptions and pint of view you are using to filter the experience.

Now, keep in mind, anger is FEAR-based; whenever we are angry, we fear that the situation we think might be inequitable may also have the ability to cause us damage on some level. At times, our perception may be accurate; many times, though, it is not.

First, do not be afraid of your anger; be willing to feel it fully and to express yourself from this frame of mind in a useful way. Sometimes, however, before you can channel it in a useful way, you may need to channel it in a not so useful way first. Just have places you can safely do this.

When I am good and pissed about something, before I can channel it into something constructive (and I always do now) I want to “go off” and “rant” first. I don’t over analyze this; I just know what works for me. I don’t “rant” to just anybody, though. That can have a great deal of backlash; I “rant” to people who I know will still love me after I’m done, and know that it’s part of my process. When I’m done, I get my a*& in gear and channel all of that energy before it dissipates; never miss an opportunity to capture the untold energy behind a good dose of anger.

By the way, on a side not, my friend Kevin Hogan told me years ago, that as far as emotions are concerned, when people are angry they are in a very persuasive frame of mind. Why? Because when we are angry, we tend to be overly optimistic. What’s that mean for us when we are ticked off? It means that our usual “limitations” are suspended and that we can get more bang for the buck when we focus on our work.

When you are angered, realize that it’s based in fear, and later seek to discover what you are afraid of. If you truly find something that is a problem that is going to cause you harm, DO something about it ASAP! Remember, our perceptions are always involved in emotions.

Many people, when angered, suppress the anger and do so until their nervous system say’s “ENOUGH!” At this point, as a protective mechanism, they slide into depressed thoughts and feelings. I don’t know if you have noticed, or not, that feeling depressed is not the most productive state of mind and body in the world. Sure, you may avoid upsetting other people when you keep quiet and habitually suppress your anger, but the destruction you cause yourself is immeasurable.

Anger is like a raging river; you can either allow it to destroy everything in its path, or you can re-route it, and provide enough electricity for a major metropolitan area. To attempt to stop the flow of the river of the river altogether would be far less than intelligent, and very wasteful.

Over the years, I been around a fair share of personal development “gurus” and had a chance to get a behind the scenes look at how they live their lives. Believe me when I tell you that many who promote “love and peace” in every situation are some of the most unstable and incongruent people I have ever met. What you see, is not what you get with many of them.

Make no mistake about it, I get pissed off from time to time, and not only do I have no interest in changing this aspect of my personality, I sometimes worry that I’ll wake up one day and this “skill” will be gone. When I meet “gurus” who tell me “I never get mad”, I know I’m either dealing with a liar, or someone so flat and monotone that I’d have no interest in hanging out with them for more than about 20 minutes at a time.

Stop working so hard to change yourself. You can succeed just the way you are. Learn to take what you have, and use it to accomplish great things.

Vincent Harris
© Copyright 2009-Vincent Harris-All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Crucial points covered in "How To Win Friends And Influence People"

In 1936, Dale Carnegie published one of the first personal development books to hit the market place…

"How To Win Friends And Influence People"…

It has sold over 15 million copies since its original publication…

Some of the major points covered in the book are…

Fundamental Techniques In Handling People

1. Don't criticize, condemn or complain.
2. Give honest and sincere appreciation.
3. Arouse in the other person an eager want.

Six Ways To Make People Like You

1. Become genuinely interested in other people.
2. Smile.
3. Remember that a man's Name is to him the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
4. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
5. Talk in the terms of the other man's interest.
6. Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely.

Twelve Ways To Win People To Your Way Of Thinking

1. Avoid arguments.
2. Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never tell someone they are wrong.
3. If you're wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
4. Begin in a friendly way.
5. Start with questions the other person will answer yes to.
6. Let the other person do the talking.
7. Let the other person feel the idea is his/hers.
8. Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view.
9. Sympathize with the other person.
10. Appeal to noble motives.
11. Dramatize your ideas.
12. Throw down a challenge.

Be A Leader: How To Change People Without Giving Offense Or Arousing Resentment

1. Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
2. Call attention to other people's mistakes indirectly.
3. Talk about your own mistakes first.
4. Ask questions instead of directly giving orders.
5. Let the other person save face.
6. Praise every improvement.
7. Give them a fine reputation to live up to.
8. Encourage them by making their faults seem easy to correct.
9. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What is Mass Persuasion?

The Secrets Of Mass Persuasion

Answer: The ability to connect with a vast number of ready and willing buyers for your products or services.

What are the secrets of Mass Persuasion?

Answer: I wish I can answer it in detail but it would be very lengthy. So it is best that I let this website give you the answer...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Discover The Latent Power Of Self-Suggestion

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

How to live a life free from FEAR.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

What if you can make the whole world conspire?

Crack The Secret Code

Heard of this phrase: "When you know your personal legend, the whole universe will conspire to help you achieve it"?

It comes from "The Alchemist", a book authored by one of the greatest Brazilian writers, Paulo Coelho.

A young shepherd named Santiago went for a quest and later on found the greatest treasure he can ever have in this world...

No, it's not a bag of gold.

It's the power of WILL.

And so, a person with great will makes everything happen without hesitations, without any fears of not achieving it...

Those with great will think with positivity, for great things unfold to those who think right and to those to believe.

It's time to unlock your endless potentials...


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Monday, November 2, 2009

Discover the power of outrageous goals...

The Secret Of Intentional WealthHave you ever set a goal that you DIDN'T achieve?

When you experience the pain, heartbreak and crushing disappointment of setting an amazing goal you really want to achieve and then NOT achieving it or falling way short, suddenly you find yourself lost...

You doubt yourself, and ask questions like: "Am I asking for too much? Should I lower my expectations?" or "Am I really good enough, talented enough, skilled enough...?"

You get the picture. Have you been there and done that? I sure have.

But what if you had a simple formula that put the power at your fingertips (literally) to set the big, fat goals that you thought you couldn’t achieve, and then cut through your internal resistance to achieving those goals like a hot knife through butter?

Well, I just discovered an amazing solution that will do just that.

One lady has really cracked the code on setting AND achieving massive, outrageous goals…but more importantly, she has a simple technique for smashing right through any resistance to achieving a huge goal.

Margaret Lynch is going to share this technique and more strategies in a FREE 2-part video and the most astounding part is that you can learn this in minutes and be well on your way to claiming and achieving your most outrageous goals today!

I'm willing to bet that you're going to experience a dramatic shift just a few minutes from now after you watch this just as it has an impact on me.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Free 30-Day Wealth Maps, but hurry…

First off, before I say anything else you *need* to click the link below and sign up for this NO-COST 30-day personal growth and wealth building program...

(It's worth at least $20,000 to you and probably a LOT more. I'll explain how in a second but seats are going VERY fast and I don't want you to miss out because you were stuck reading an e-mail.)

Here's what this is all about...

Starting on August 12th, my good friend Lance Hood is reopening a 30-day Wealth and Success Marathon and he wants to share the results with you at absolutely no cost.

You see, Lance has somehow managed to convince 22 of the world's greatest wealth and success coaches living to GIVE AWAY their best and most profitable secrets in a series of "feet to the fire" teleseminars...

On each call, Lance is going to ask one of these wealth and success "gurus" to cut through the BS and reveal EXACTLY what you should do to start building *real* wealth RIGHT NOW (when times are "tough") and in just 30 short days.

No guess work, no vague suggestions, no real "work" on your part at all. Just easy, step-by-step instructions for you to follow RIGHT AWAY to finally grab the lifestyle and the wealth that you've wanted for so long.

You can sign up for the whole "30 Day Wealth Map" series here (and see the "who's who" list of experts Lance has assembled. I really don't know how he convinced so many "heavy hitters" to give away their secrets), but you really should hurry because...


Lance first *tried* to start promoting for his "30 Day Wealth Maps" series a few days ago and within just a few short hours his server had CRASHED AND BURNED...

So many people tried to sign up for this astonishing no-charge offer that the server just couldn't keep up and tens of thousands of people were stuck staring at an error screen.


After a LOT of long talks with his "tech guys" Lance has managed to "harden" his server and get it ready for the crush of traffic he's expecting.

Which means that if you go there *right away* you can still sign up for "30 Day Wealth Maps", PLUS when you go to the page you'll learn how you can win over $20,000 worth of one-on-one coaching from this "A-Team" of Wealth And Success Gurus, blast through your emotional blocks to success and end the year wealthier (MUCH wealthier) than you are now.

Grab your seat now. Lance can only take so many students on the calls and they're going VERY fast.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Don't Quit.

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must; but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow;
You might succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit;
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Gain Credibility While Selling

Do you want people to trust you and trust their money in your ideas? Before you gain trust, you have to be viewed as a credible person. Here are a few ways that you can increase your credibility with your prospects during sales calls.

  • Give general benefits - Cite general benefits your company provides that relate to the buyers needs, wants and issues.  Prepare and research the prospect before you communicate with them. When you present the ideas it will show that you were interested in helping the prospect not just making money.
  • Be specific - Give results of how past clients have benefited. Talk specifically about return on investment. Instead of saying that "This product improves efficiency", say "Company XYZ started using this product last year, since then they have $500,000."
  • Suggest similar benefits - If a company is going through the same issues as previous companies, tell them. Since you have already given general benefits and then given specific examples it is logical to tie them together.
  • Don't sell - Focus on the buyer. By knowing the wants, interests and needs of the prospective client, giving specific examples of results, and then connecting them together, you are appealing logically to a client. Make the logical connection and prospect will know you are not just another sales person.

Contributed by Dale Carnegie Training.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Inscribe your life TODAY!

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This one-of-a-kind program teaches you how to banish your fears...trump conflict...embrace forgiveness...and literally WRITE your life into existence exactly as you want it.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Who hurt you (and why)?...New Video

It's time to face the cold, hard, ugly truth...

We each suffer at the hands of others...

Those we love, those that anger or attack us...even at the hands of strangers.

None of us gets through life unscathed. But I believe conflict empowers us.

In this new video from Chris Cade, he shows you specifically how to explore the challenges and traumas you've endured...and transform those stories into empowering vehicles for success and empowerment.

Watch this video now.

I don't know about you, but after watching it, I was acutely aware of traumas I've held in the past...with a lot of guilt and anger about what others have done to me...and what I LET them do to me.

It's not an empowering feeling. In fact it had given me every excuse not to try, not to dream or hope, not to love.

What Chris articulates so well in this video is that these things that happened to me...the things that have happened to you...

It's not anyone else's fault. It's not your fault either.

It's just one more story...and it's the hardest thing for most people to change.

Chris invites us to unearth the story we may be holding—the story that leads either to hatred, anger and guilt...or to forgiveness and abundance.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Why conflict is your best friend.

I just finished watching a video I think you’ll enjoy.

It’s refreshingly different…and not your typical hyped “Law of Attraction” stuff. Check it out and see how a simple shift in the way you see conflict can change EVERYTHING for you.

“How Can Conflict Get Me My Happy Ending?”

The video comes from Chris Cade, creator of “Inscribe Your Life”. He’s been using story-telling as a path for self-discovery and spiritual growth. His unique approach has changed his life and the lives of those he coaches.

I’ve never seen anyone approach personal development quite like this and I have to say it’s fascinating and exciting. We all love stories! We relish getting lost in Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, George Lucas’ galactic battles, or the magic of Harry Potter.

What if we could use story to get ourselves from where we are now to our own storybook ending…the same way these magnificent authors get their heroes to their happy endings?

Chris Cade shows us how.

Because stories work just like life does: they’re only satisfying when our hero encounters and trumps conflict.

Conflict is what makes a hero—what allows him (or her) to discover who he is and what he’s made of. There’s no happy ending without it.

You can use conflict to achieve YOUR storybook ending as well! It’s only when we run away from it that it can defeat us.

By watching the free video you’ll also receive 2 additional bonuses:

* Another inspirational story video (think Chicken Soup for the Soul)

* A leaked chapter from Chris’ new spiritual writing package, “Inscribe Your Life”, about how to overcome your doubts and fears.

Hope you enjoy them!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Why are some people more successful than others?

A lot of people who claim to be rich and successful—and I say "claim" because we don't know for a fact that they are—act as if it's all them...and that luck had nothing to do with it.

But the fact is, there are 6 specific factors that contribute to anyone's success or lack thereof—and luck is clearly one of them:

#1 - Intelligence.

Some people are just smarter than others.

Intelligence is a result of genetics and environment—your upbringing.

Since heredity and the home you are born into are determined purely by chance, intelligence is largely a matter of luck.

By the way, by "smart" I don't mean "book smart".

I mean smart at anything that can make money—whether it's business, art, computers, or whatever.

#2 - Knowledge.

Successful people are students for life.

They are constantly acquiring specific knowledge in their business or field—as well as a large storehouse of knowledge on all sorts of other topics.

As a rule, the more you learn, the more you earn.

#3 - Effort.

The cliché about working smarter, not harder, is B.S.

Successful people work both smarter—and harder—than others.

#4 - Attitude.

Successful people have an attitude. But it's not an attitude of ripping people off...or making as much money as they can any way they can.

It's an attitude of service: of giving their customers (and others) more value than they have any right to expect.

Many successful people are also goal-oriented, and it is important to them to become successful. So they focus their efforts on achievement of that goal.

#5 - Aptitude.

We tend to be good at things we like and have an aptitude for.

Financially successful people just happen to have an aptitude and talent for things that make money.

Warren Buffett has said that the reason for his great wealth is that he was born with aptitudes and talents for which our society offers huge financial rewards.

Some of us are good at stuff, but not stuff that pays well. And if we pursue those interests exclusively, our incomes can be limited as a result.

#6 - Luck.

As you can see, the key success factors of intelligence (#1) and aptitudes (#5) are determined mainly by chance—and are largely beyond our control.

Yes, Warren Buffett studied finance, worked hard, and had the right attitude.

But he was also lucky, as is virtually every person who has achieved significant wealth, success, or accomplishment in life.

The honest ones admit this and are thankful.

Any rich or successful person who said luck had no part in his achievement is either in denial or unwilling to come clean.

Therefore, if you are successful, you should be humble, not arrogant and boastful.

After all, you were lucky. Right?

Monday, June 15, 2009

The History Of Money


Money is a medium that can be exchanged for goods and services and is used as a measure of their values on the market, including among its many forms as commodities such as gold, an officially issued coin or note, or a deposit in a checking account or other readily liquefiable account.

In the modern world we take money for granted.

However, pause for a moment and imagine what life would be like without money. Suppose that you want to consume a particular good or service, such as a Macbook. If money didn't exist, you would need to barter with the retailer for the Macbook that you want.


Barter is the process of directly exchanging one good or service for another. In order to purchase the Macbook, you would need to have something to trade for the Macbook. If you specialized in growing orange, you would need to bring enough boxes of oranges to the retailer's shop to purchase the Macbook. If the retailer wanted your oranges and you wanted his Macbook, then a double coincidence of wants would exist and trade could take place.

But what if the retailer didn't want your oranges? In that case you would have to find out what he did want, for example, chicken. Then you would have to trade your oranges for chicken and the chicken for Macbook.
But what if the person selling chicken had no desire for oranges, but instead wants a cooker? Then you would have to trade your oranges for a cooker and it would take a lot of oranges to buy a cooker. Then you would have to trade your cooker for chicken and the chicken for Macbook.

But what if...??

It would become easier to make the Macbook yourself or to just do without.

The Evolution Of Money

Somehow at some point money became the universal commodity that has no other uses other than for value exchange.

Money evolved as a way of avoiding the complexities and difficulties of barter. Money is any asset that is recognized by an economic community as having value. Historically, such assets have included, among other things, shells, stone disks (which can be somewhat difficult to carry around), gold, and bank notes.

The modern monetary system has its roots in the gold of medieval Europe. In the Middle Ages, gold and gold coins were the common currency. However, the wealthy found that carrying large quantities of gold around was difficult and made them the target of thieves. To avoid carrying gold coins, people began depositing them for safekeeping with goldsmiths, who often had heavily guarded vaults in which to store their valuable inventories of gold. The goldsmiths charged a fee for their services and issued receipts, or gold notes, in the amount of the deposits. Exchanging these receipts was much simpler and safer than carrying around gold coins. In addition, the depositors could retrieve their gold on demand.

Goldsmiths during this time became aware that few people actually wanted their gold coins back when the gold notes were so easy to use for exchange. They therefore began lending some of the gold on deposit to borrowers who paid a fee, called interest. These goldsmiths were the precursors to our modern fractional reserve banking system.

Functions Of Money

Regardless of what asset is recognized by an economic community as money, in general it serves three functions:

* Money is a medium of exchange.
* Money is a measure of value.
* Money is a store of value.

Money as a medium of exchange: Used as a medium of exchange, money means that parties to a transaction no longer need to barter one good for another. Because money is accepted as a medium of exchange, you can sell your lemons for money and purchase the desired Macbook with the proceeds of the sale. You no longer need to trade lots of lemons for a cooker and then the cooker for chicken and then the chicken for the Macbook. As a medium of exchange, money tends to encourage specialization and division of labour, promoting economic efficiency.

Money is a measure of value: As a measure of value, money makes transactions significantly simpler. Instead of markets determining the price of oranges relative to cookers and to chicken and to Macbook, as well as the price of cookers relative to chicken and to Macbook, as well as the price of chicken relative to Macbooks (i.e. a total of six prices for only four goods), the markets only need to determine the price of each of the four goods in terms of money. If we were to add a fifth good to our simple economy, then we would add four more prices to the number of good-for-good prices that the markets must determine. As the number of goods in our economy grew, the number of good-for-good prices would grow rapidly. In an economy with ten goods, there would be forty-five good-for-good prices but only ten money prices. In an economy with twenty goods there would be one hundred and ninety good-for-good prices but only twenty money prices. Imagine all of the good-for-good prices in a more realistic economy with thousands of goods and services available.

Using money as a measure of value reduces the number of prices determined in markets and vastly reduces the cost of collecting price information for market participants. Instead of focusing on such information, market participants can focus their effort on producing the good or service in which they specialize.

Money as a store of value: Money can also serve as a store of value, since it can quickly be exchanged for desired goods and services. Many assets can be used as a store of value, including stocks, bonds, and real estate. However, there are transaction costs associated with converting these assets into money in order to purchase a desired good or service. These transaction costs could include monetary fees as well as time delays involved in the liquidation process.

In contrast, money is a poor store of value during periods of inflation, while the value of real estate tends to appreciate during such periods. Thus, the benefits of holding money must by balanced against the risks of holding money.


Money simplifies the exchange of goods and services and facilitates specialization and division of labour. It does this by serving as a medium of exchange, as a measure of value, and as a store of value.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How would you like to have your very own "Saturday Business?"

What's that you ask?

Here's a video from Sam Crowley, founder of Every Day Is Saturday, explaining exactly what it means.

With a Saturday Business, you're able to monetize your passion and get paid to do what you love.

Everyone has a Saturday Business in them...but only a few people figure out how to make it happen!

Sam has opened up the doors on a very limited (30 people) 'live' workshop, where he'll pull back the curtains on Every Day Is Saturday and how to go after your entrepreneurial dream.

Here's just a sampling of what makes this weekend so special...

- Sam's daughter Madeline asked him "Is tomorrow Saturday, Daddy?", and he decided to make EVERY day Saturday by quitting his job and starting his own business

- He quickly became an international motivational speaker, and generated over 30,000 subscribers to his regular podcast

- He now has a community of 1,000 Champions learning to pursue their dreams, and he has put together a special workshop for 30 people only...

Are you up for the challenge of creating the kind of business you can be TRULY passionate about?

Join Sam at The Every Day Is Saturday 'Live' Workshop and you'll find out.

Venue: Orlando Crowne Plaza, just minutes from the Orlando International Airport
Date: June 13th and 14th

Ode To Love

How will this pure white blossom grow,
How will it bloom through storm and snow;
Through wind and hail and falling rain,
Will it survive, remain the same?

Born in the early days of Spring,
It woke to hear a robin sing;
And lifting up its eyes did sign,
To see a rainbow in the sky.

Through all of life's trials - that come and go,
Its roots go down deep - of this we know;
And, like our love, it shall not die,
But bloom forever beneath God's sky.

Aimee Love © November 15, 1954

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Banker And The Fisherman

An investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.

Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna.

The banker complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The fisherman replied, "Only a little while."

The banker then asked, "Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more fish?"

The fisherman said, "With this I have more than enough to support my family's needs."

The banker then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

The fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, go for walks with my wife, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my friends. As you can see, I have a full and busy life."

The banker scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat! With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to the capital city. After that, who knows, maybe you could take on the world!"

The fisherman asked, "But, how long will this all take?"

To which the banker replied, "I'd say about 15 to 20 years."

"But what then?" asked the fisherman.

The Banker laughed and said, "That's the best part! When the time is right, you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions?…Then what?" the fisherman continued prodding.

The banker said, "Then you would retire, move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, go for romantic walks with your wife, and in the evenings you could sip wine, play guitar and sing songs with your friends!"

To which the fisherman mused, "Now isn't that strange? Isn’t that what I'm doing now?"

Monday, May 25, 2009

Achieving Fame, Wealth And Beauty Are Psychological Dead Ends, Study Says

ScienceDaily (May 19, 2009) — If you think having loads of money, fetching looks, or the admiration of many will improve your life—think again. A new study by 3 University of Rochester researchers demonstrates that progress on these fronts can actually make a person less happy.

"People understand that it's important to pursue goals in their lives and they believe that attaining these goals will have positive consequences. This study shows that this is not true for all goals," says author Edward Deci, professor of psychology and the Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences at the University. "Even though our culture puts a strong emphasis on attaining wealth and fame, pursuing these goals does not contribute to having a satisfying life. The things that make your life happy are growing as an individual, having loving relationships, and contributing to your community," Deci says.

The research paper, to be published in the June issue of the Journal of Research in Personality, tracked 147 alumni from 2 universities during their 2nd year after graduation. Using in-depth psychological surveys, the researchers assessed participants in key areas, including satisfaction with life, self-esteem, anxiety, physical signs of stress, and the experience of positive and negative emotions.

Aspirations were identified as either "intrinsic" or "extrinsic" by asking participants how much they valued having "deep, enduring relationships" and helping "others improve their lives" (intrinsic goals) versus being "a wealthy person" and achieving "the look I've been after" (extrinsic goals). Respondents also reported the degree to which they had attained these goals. To track progress, the survey was administered twice, once a year after graduation and again 12 months later.

This post-graduation period was selected because it is typically a critical developmental juncture for young adults, explains lead author Christopher Niemiec, a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University. "During this formative period, graduates are no longer in the home or at the university. For the first time, they are in a position to determine for themselves how they want their lives to proceed."

As with earlier research, the study confirmed that the more committed an individual is to a goal, the greater the likelihood of success. But unlike previous findings, this analysis showed that getting what one wants is not always salubrious. "There is a strong tradition in psychology that says if you value goals and attain them, wellness will follow," says Niemiec. "But these earlier studies did not consider the content of the goals."

What's "striking and paradoxical" about this research, he says, is that it shows that reaching materialistic and image-related milestones actually contributes to ill-being; despite their accomplishments, individuals experience more negative emotions like shame and anger and more physical symptoms of anxiety such as headaches, stomachaches, and loss of energy. By contrast, individuals who value personal growth, close relationships, community involvement, and physical health are more satisfied as they meet success in those areas. They experience a deeper sense of well-being, more positive feelings toward themselves, richer connections with others, and fewer physical signs of stress.

The findings in this study support Self-Determination Theory, a well-established theory of human motivation developed by two of the paper's authors, Deci and fellow University psychologist Richard Ryan. The theory holds that well-being depends in large part on meeting one's basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness.

Intrinsic aspirations make people happy because they fulfill these foundational needs, conclude the authors. "Intrinsic aspirations seem to be more closely related to the self, to what's inside the self, rather than to what's outside the self," Niemiec explains.

Striving for wealth and adulation, on the other hand, does little to satisfy these deep human requirements, at least within this early career stage of life. In addition, this was a well-educated sample, and the authors stress the need for research in other demographics and age ranges. Yet for this young adult group, the authors suggest that time devoted to extrinsic pursuits, like working long hours, often crowds out opportunities for psychologically nourishing experiences, such as relaxing with friends and family or pursuing a personal passion. Craving money and adoration also can lead to a preoccupation with "keeping up with the Joneses"—upward social comparisons that breed feelings of inadequacy and jealousy. And unlike the lasting benefits of caring relationships and hard-earned skills, the thrill of extrinsic accomplishments fade quickly; all too soon, the salary raise is a distant memory and the rave review forgotten.

The research was supported in part by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

How do Mobile Entrepreneurs live and work?

Have you ever dreamed of achieving the proverbial "4-hour work week" lifestyle and traveling, living or working from anywhere you choose? Well, Internet Marketer, consultant and adventurer Bryant Jones certainly had that dream. And for him it's now a reality because he went out and proved it could be done.

For the last 6 months Bryant lived in Thailand, Indonesia, and Mexico. No he's not rich, but he lives a very fulfilling lifestyle because he can work from anywhere and he doesn't have to worry about it.

Plus he sets his business up in a way that he only has to put in around 10-15 hours a week most weeks. If this sounds attractive to you, you need to go check out this site right now.

Bryant just launched a new coaching program to help you live the life you dream of and become a Mobile Entrepreneur. Judging by the feedback on his blog my guess would be his "Exit My Job" program will sell out in no time.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Have you ever drunk water from a river?

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Friday, May 15, 2009

The Masters Gathering 'Live' On June 5th And 6th.

The Masters Gathering

Unless you've been hiding under a rock or something, you no doubt have heard about the largest collection of the world's transformation experts called The Masters Gathering.

This was once the most complete, sold-out life-enhancing mentorship program featuring the most etablished names in the self-development and entrepreneurship industries like T. Harv Eker, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Demartini, just to name a few.

It is now coming back as a 'live' event in San Diego on June, 5th and 6th.

This seminar will be hosted by yet more famous people like John Assaraf, Bill Bartmann and Chris and Janet Attwood etc.

Tickets are selling fast and it's pretty cheap for a 2-day event. What's more you can bring one guest for free! Access this page to get all the details.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Attracting Elephants, Karaoke And Chilli Fried Crickets...

That was what my friend Bryant Jones did in Thailand. In the last 6 months he had traveled in Mexico, Thailand and Indonesia leisurely.

In September of last year he was able to walk away from a job most people dream of, and as he told it, it was exactly in line with what he wanted to manifest in his life. Of course I asked why...

His response was a passionate oration about how he was "living a lie" by working a JOB that he hated and letting his passion for life be "strangled to death" by the boss, the morning traffic, his (good-hearted but) incompetent co-workers and what he called "the fishbowl"—the confines of the office. He got so worked up I thought he might lose it for a sec...

He caught his breath and calmed down a bit. Then he started telling a story about how 2 years ago when he lost his business and his wife walked out on him, he sat down to create a document that detailed his perfect day and how focusing on that "dream life" finally had him get in line with what he really wanted...

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's a "Who's Who" list at Success Trace.

I've just gotten confirmation that Mark Joyner will also be sharing his wisdom in Success Trace!

If you don't know who's Mark, here are his credentials...

Mark is widely recognized as one of the early pioneers of Internet Marketing and is responsible for introducing many of the technologies and tactics you see used on the Internet today (most notably e-books and integration marketing). Mark has also wrote an e-book that was downloaded over 1,000,000 times (when he stopped counting in 1998) and turned his fledgling one-man operation into a multi-million dollar international corporation with customers in every Internet-connected country on the planet.

He has wrote many best-selling books including Mind Control Marketing, The Irresistible Offer, The Great Formula and Simpleology, which is also listed in the Wall Street Journal Bestseller.

Hundreds of thousands of people learn from Mark through his personal development program, including a 3-time Olympian.

To name a few, his list of testimonials include gurus like Joseph Sugarman, Brian Tracy, Chet Holmes, Kevin Hogan, Al Ries, Bart Baggett, Dave Lakhani, John Assaraf and Randy Gage.

The only way for you to hear this rare interview is to join the Success Trace Private Membership today so that when Patric interviews Mark in the near future, you'll be notified and won't miss this chance.

The last time we've seen Mark being interviewed by others was in a $1,997 program. And I believe he's very selective towards those who gets to interview him.

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Mark plays a pivotal part in transforming Patric's life because Patric pays attention to what Mark says, teaches and does. Maybe you'll get NOTHING listening to his interview with Mark. Or perhaps, it'll give you the 'million dollar' idea that will completely transform your life to success that you've never imagine before?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Have you experienced these?

You've read books about motivation but you're still not motivated.

You've attended seminars teaching you how to create wealth but you did not become wealthy after that.

You've gone through courses to guide you how to use "Law of Attraction" but you still haven't attract anything you want yet.

If you've experienced these or similar cases, then you have to watch this free video called The "What You Don't Know You're Missing".

In the video, Patric reveals the most important factor that you need to achieve success. Most people forget about it and that is why they are still not anywhere close to their goals. Perhaps you'll find your answer in here.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Is genius natural or cultivated? Does practice make perfect?

David Brooks wrote for the New York Times and article titled "Genius: The Modern View" which advocates internalization of skill via repetitive practice, with many comments opposing it. What's your stand?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Ever wonder what goes on inside a baby's mind?

Inside The Baby Mind

For many, many years, from the outset, adults perceive babies as just plain dumb, nothing more than a lump of need, a bundle of reflexes that can only eat and cry. To think like a baby is to not think at all.

A recent article by The Boston Globe is going to dispel all the myths about a baby's mentality and intelligence. Let Jonah Lehrer take you inside the baby mind and discover what all young parents must know.

Friday, May 1, 2009

When Thoughts Become Things...

A man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will bring forth.

If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.

Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful and pure thoughts.

By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.

He also reveals, within him, the flaws of thought, and understands, with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought-forces and mind elements operate in the shaping of character, circumstances, and destiny.

Thought and character are one, and as character can only manifest and discover itself through environment and circumstance, the outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state.

This does not mean that a man's circumstances at any given time are an indication of his entire character, but that those circumstances are so intimately connected with some vital thought-element within him that, for the time being, they are indispensable to his development.

Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts, which he has built into his character have brought him there, and in the arrangement of his life there is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law which cannot err.

This is just as true of those who feel "out of harmony" with their surroundings as of those who are contented with them.

As a progressive and evolving being, man is where he is that he may learn that he may grow; and as he learns the spiritual lesson, which any circumstance contains for him, it passes away and gives place to other circumstances.

The Environment Is But Your Looking Glass

Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow; he then becomes the rightful master of himself.

That circumstances grow out of thought every man knows who has for any length of time practiced self-control and self-purification, for he will have noticed that the alteration in his circumstances has been in exact ratio with his altered mental condition.

So true is this that when a man earnestly applies himself to remedy the defects in his character, and makes swift and marked progress, he passes rapidly through a succession of vicissitudes.

The soul attracts that which it secretly harbours; that which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened desires and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.

Every thought-seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act, and bearing its own fruitage of opportunity and circumstance.

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.

Our Inner World Equals To Our Outer World

The outer world of circumstances shapes itself to the inner world of thought, and both pleasant and unpleasant external conditions are factors, which make for the ultimate good of the individual. As the reaper of his own harvest, man learns both of suffering and bliss.

Following the inmost desires, aspirations, thoughts, by which he allows himself to be dominated (pursuing the will-o'-the wisps of impure imaginings or steadfastly walking the highway of strong and high endeavour), a man at last arrives at their fruition and fulfillment in the outer conditions of his life.

Extracted from "Chapter 2: Effect of Thought on Circumstances" of "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

When all seems hopeless...

It is a sad sign of the times when I am receiving increasingly more messages from people who are in what they perceive as a "desperate situation".

From time to time I receive messages from people who believe their situation is so hopeless that they are contemplating or intending taking their own life.

The situations of these people varies from having a home repossessed, or under threat of repossession, homeless without an income, cannot meet even the most basic living requirements due to the huge increasing costs of electricity, fuel and gas, foods, and other necessities. Often these people have young children to consider as well, which makes their situation seem that much worse.

Now I am not going to comment on the "economy", the "credit crunch", house prices, cost of living, or home budgets etc, and in any case is not really relevant in the great scheme of things, all being human constructs, often for specific agendas that most are not aware of.

So what can you do if you find yourself in this sort of situation?

Well, the first thing to do is fully accept the fact that you brought your current situation upon yourself, and thereby must take full personal responsibility for your situation.

You can say, "Well, it is not my fault that I lost my job, or house prices fell, or loan repayments increased, or the cost of electricity, fuel has escalated in price etc." But the truth is that every single one of us creates and therefore must take full responsibility for our own reality. Whatever situation you find yourself in now is the always the direct result of previous thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Or to put it another way, whatever you are experiencing today originated first as a Thought Form in your Mind, which is subsequently, in accordance with immutable Universal Principles, manifested in to your experiential reality.

The sayings "Change your Mind and change your life", "As a man thinketh, so he is" and "thoughts are things" are absolutely true.

So how then do you proceed, if you find yourself in an unwanted situation?

The first thing you must do is to stop thinking negatively and also to stop allowing any form of negative feelings and emotions.

The Law of Attraction is plain and simple—the more you worry about your situation and "FEAR" for the future, the more you will attract more of the same—every time without fail.

It should be clear to everyone therefore that worrying, fear, anxiety and other negative thoughts couldn't possibly do you any good or resolve your situation in any way.

So the first course of action is to fully and unconditionally accept the fact that you have brought your situation upon yourself, thus to be able to move on by acknowledging and disavowing your present way of thinking to disengage from your present state of reality.

Alternately, take inspiration from Eleanor Roosevelt's most popular quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." In the same way, nothing in the present crisis can leave you defeated without your consent or permission. Believe in a workaround for every stumbling block and you WILL find a way. I've been finding my way since 9/11 and I'm not even American (if I supposed they were the most affected people). Will 2009 be the first GREAT year to a brand new quality of LIFE?

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." – Michael Jordan

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." – Michael Jordan

This is modified from a forum thread by Handsome Wong.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Robert Kiyosaki explains the perfect business.

Now what's STILL stopping you?

Contact the person who gave you this video to learn more about what s/he has in mind.

Friday, April 24, 2009

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

How To Make EVERY Day Saturday...For Life!

Sam Crowley thought he was following the "American Dream".

An ex-stuttering college dropout, Sam worked his way up to a corner office at a Fortune 100 company.

With a six-figure salary and all the perks, he was supposed to be content...but he was secretly MISERABLE.

Sam arrived home late every night, giving his best at work while his family got leftovers.

Like so many people in the corporate world, his American Dream had turned into a nightmare!

One night, Sam's daughter Madeline uttered 4 innocent words that stopped him in his tracks and changed the course of his family's life forever...

Arriving home late (again), Sam went upstairs to find his 3 year-old daughter already in bed.

She asked him, "Daddy, is tomorrow Saturday?"

Saturday was the only day Sam had time to spend with his family- the only day he could be a real father.

** Every Day Is Saturday Is Born **

That night, Sam decided that someday soon, every day would be Saturday.

He realized that his ultimate goal was to be a great father for his children.

Sam managed to quit his job and start his own business that allows hi the "Ultimate Saturday Lifestyle" as an international motivational speaker and business coach.

In short order, Sam was able to...

- Go from speaking for free to getting paid $25,000 per keynote address

- Quit his job and spend more time with his 3 young daughters

- Start a motivational podcast that is now downloaded by 30,000 loyal subscribers in over 100 countries around the world

- And much, much more all based on nothing but the power of his dream!

And it's not just Sam who is making a massive transition- just look at what his students have accomplished:

- Dustin Salisbury, a 24 year-old senior airman in the US Air Force, used Sam's message to conquer fear and adversity while deployed in Iraq

- Brian McElroy produced his first documentary film and helped raise over $100,000 for charity with Sam's guidance

- Dino Herbert was motivated by Sam to take action and truly live the life he wanted as a speaker, trainer, and author

** Six Days To Saturday **

While Sam was going through his own transition, and then started helping others reach their Saturday, he documented each step of the process.

He knew it would become an invaluable blueprint for anyone with a dream to make their own Saturday a reality.

The result is "Six Days To Saturday", the first-ever audio series dedicated to helping you go from Monday to Saturday!

In six digitally mastered audio CDs (and an accompanying workbook), Sam takes you through each step of the process:

Monday - Feel The Pain And Write Your Future

Tuesday - Preparing For Success

Wednesday - The Time For Action!

Thursday - Failure Is A Verb, Not A Noun

Friday - Commitment & Persistence

Saturday - You Are A Champion!

No matter what your Saturday may be, Sam's message is POWERFUL.

If you want to spend more time with family, make a bigger contribution to others, and bring your life to a whole new level, then Sam's message is for you.

You can learn more about "Six Days To Saturday" and request a free copy of Sam's powerful report "Seize Your Saturday Power!" here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Millions Have Learned From Them.

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The names of these entrepreneurs are definitely no strangers to you.

Millions of people have benefited from their knowledge and experience to be an extraordinary entrepreneur.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

JV opportunity for "The Science Of Getting Rich"

Just want to let you know there's a huge launch starting April 14th and it's probably the EASIEST money you'll ever make. All you have to do is sign up as a JV partner and market this thing out.

It's not hype. It has proven success. And it has big names on board. Names like Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield and Rev. Michael Beckwith.

Plus with a cool name like the "Science of Getting Rich", who could ask for more? I'm sure you've heard something like this. This has been Bob Proctor's flagship program and home study for many years and I myself have been greatly transformed by its lessons.

You can bet this will sell hot, if not out, during these times when some people "call for desperate measures". Of course, SGR has never stood for quick, short-term solutions.

Anyway, the pre-launch date is April 14th, so hurry. You don't want to miss this boat.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The best investment you can make is in...

Let's lay our cards on the table, shall we?

The best investment you can make is in YOURSELF!

Sure, we all need valuable tools to run our businesses, but at the end of the day if our head isn't right, we might as well pack it in and go back to the J.O.B.!

Thankfully, Stephanie Mulac has just released the easiest and fastest way I've ever seen to "fix" ourselves...

And it's designed specifically with Internet Marketers and Entrepreneurs in mind.

It's a brand new site that I'm sure you've been hearing a lot about lately: 90 Percent Attitude

But make no mistake. This isn't some fluffy "how to" rhetoric!

Quite on the contrary, Stephanie found the magic elixer to:

* Staying Focused
* Eliminating Self-Sabotage
* Overcoming Isolation
* Harnessing Energy
* Sleeping Deep and Awakening Recharged

And let's face it: we've ALL been able to identify with these things at one point or another no matter how successful we are!

But the best part of all is that this is an AUTOPILOT system that requires absolutely no extra effort on your part!

I wish I could tell you that tomorrow will be different...but please don't blame me if it's not! YOU have to opportunity for accelerated and lasting change. All you have to do is click here.

Friday, April 3, 2009

From Toilet Paper Thief To Millionaire

Law To Success

If you ever feel like your life, your passions, or dreams are "dead on arrival" before you even get started, you’re not alone.

Sadly, it's not unusual to hear most people worrying or complaining they spend most of their lives just getting by—and getting nowhere fast.

Frankly, for many their mantra is "what's the point anyway" especially these days. It's like doing daily battle with the "beast within".

Wouldn't you agree it's about time for a change?

You know, it's been said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.

So if you're sick and tired of settling for less, I've got some powerfully good news for you...

Now there's a way to achieve anything you've wanted from life—reliably, consistently, and faster than you ever thought possible.

And we're not talking a little bit of good stuff here and there...We're talking massive change in any area of your life that needs attention.

The solution to your problem is called the Law to Success program, a breakthrough strategy that's been proven to work like clockwork over and over again.

And now, you can get your hands on it for a gigantic 75% discount, PLUS some truly outstanding bonuses thrown in for good measure.

But I do have to warn you: space is limited in this program.

There are literally thousands of people waiting to pounce on this, especially right now with the rock bottom affordability of it, so don't dawdle...

I think you'll find this just could be the perfect fit, and it certainly is arriving at your doorstep at the perfect time.

If you;d like to see every aspect of your life on track as soon as possible, you'll find this is a laser focused roadmap of how to get there.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Discover the only self-esteem program worth having.

Extensive research has shown that over 85% of people have some degree of low self-esteem deficit! Sad but true. Countless case studies support this statistic. The worst part about it is that a deficiency in your self-esteem level is often so subtle that you don’t readily notice it until you thoroughly examine yourself.

* Fear of Failure
* Procrastination
* Feeling Unfulfilled
* Being Frustrated or Angry
* Feeling Unloved or Unlovable
* Feeling Nervous or Shy
* Being Indecisive
* And many more uncomfortable feelings that keep you from realizing your full potential.

There’s an 85% chance that you too experience these types of unpleasant feelings every now and then as well!

Dr. Joe Rubino is so certain that diminished self-esteem is the #1 cause of not living your dream life, that he made it his vocation to coach thousands of people to overcome their low self-esteem to achieve life-altering experiences in the last 15 years.

The good news is that Dr. Rubino has created a free 45-minute audio recording called “7 Steps To Soaring Self-Esteem” that will explain all about how you can reclaim your self-esteem and live your best life.

He’s made it available to you today, along with a complimentary membership in his Success Club ($129 Value, Yours Free!) just for checking out his work here.

You’ll learn more about the book that thousands have called ‘life-changing’—“The Self-Esteem Book: The Ultimate Guide to Boost the Most Underrated Ingredient for Success and Happiness in Life”. This book shares the proven methodology that Dr. Joe has used over and over again to assist people in improving their lives.

This book is life-impacting!

It is clear that Dr. Rubino has put his heart and soul into this book along with years of valuable experience that will assist you to:

* Heal your painful past
* Carefully assess your current state of affairs
* Uncover the source of your diminished Self-Esteem
* Find out the #1 Secret to regaining Total Self-Esteem
* Create a vision of a life with No Regrets
* And much, much more.

I can’t stress enough how important healthy self-esteem is to us all in order to realize our full potential for happiness, fulfillment, and success. This book and The Self-Esteem System upon which it is founded has what it takes to make a tremendous positive impact on your life.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Learning To Network

Networking is an important part of any job. Getting fresh ideas and perspectives can enhance the way you work and what you are able to contribute to your organization. While it is imperative that you make contacts, it isn't necessary that you be the life of the party to do so.

With this in mind, take note of these tips for making your networking a success.

  • Make an effort to remember names. Keep in mind that a person's name is the sweetest and most important sound in any language to them. People naturally feel friendly toward you if you've made the effort to remember this one important fact about them. And, because you took the effort, they'll likely feel you're already a friend. It's really fairly easy to remember people's names, and it may be the most important career skill you can learn. We go into detail on this strategy in the Dale Carnegie Course, but the key is to associate the person with something you can easily picture so you can recall this image when you are trying to think of their name.
  • Create conversations and be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves, because people love to speak about their lives. All you have to do is ask a few leading questions and most people will keep the conversation going with only a few comments from you leading them to further details. Get people talking and before you know it, you'll have plenty of fresh contacts lined up.
  • Become genuinely interested in other people. Being a good listener is important, but the next step to keeping up the relationship is to really care about these people. Remember things about their personal lives or their jobs and sincerely show you care. For example, I once had a co-worker whose daughter had a serious illness. At least once a week I stopped by and asked how her daughter was doing. It doesn't take much of your time to make people feel as though you truly care about them, but it will forge lasting relationships that will help you throughout your career.
These are some truly easy ways, which can enhance your relationships with people both in your personal and professional life. Don't worry that you are not the one doing all the talking. In most cases, it is best to listen and then share to form a real bond.

Contributed by Dale Carnegie Training.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Which is bigger: you or your problem?

OK, so there's this guy who does a card trick with the most shocking message buried in the middle of it...

You may have to rub your eyes and rewind the video, but it's really an incredible example of how one simple shift in thinking can change everything.

Not just little stuff either, but really IMPORTANT stuff, like your relationships, your health, and even your financial success.

What you'll find here is the sudden realization of the secret to freeing your mind of all the negative inner chatter and turmoil you're bombarded with every single day.

Why is that important?

Because it's that negative CRAP that messes you up time and time again!

Not only will this open the door to a new way of approaching life's challenges, you'll discover you finally feel truly alive and even powerful.

And that means you can finally chart your course in life no matter what is going on around you.

I think you'll agree, that is worth its weight in gold, especially these days. Go watch the video and start applying what it says.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Time to sharpen your focus and quit the distractions!

It's truly amazing how social sites is pulling the Internet community even closer and disseminating information faster. I just got to know Jeff Vacek and he has an impending launch that's going to rock the self-development industry.

Most of us are working our tails off to create a better life for yourselves through entrepreneurship. And it's far from a cake-walk for most people, especially right now. Later when you see a video, you'll get the impression that Jeff is a very unassuming bloke who loves to play the guitar, but you never know this regular guy was previously laid off 4 times in 6 years. Today, he is able to spend the right amount of time with his wife and kids and play his electric guitar. This is not just a matter of finding peace. Jeff also runs 3 businesses with a million-dollar turnover EACH. How did he make his dreams come true? I'm sure your curiosity is aroused yeah?

There's a lot more I want to say about his fantastic "Go BE Productive" course of 12 weekly videos but right now click here to receive $697 in FREE training.

With Jeff's permission, I'm also able to present to you his 2-part video series about increasing your work productivity. Discover what are the 8 productivity disablers and how you can turn them around into enablers

If you want to promote his course, you can also sign up as his JV partner.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

6 Habits Of Highly Defective People

1. They have a losing attitude: People generally get whatever they expect out of life. Expect the worst, and that's what you'll get.

2. They quit growing: People are what they are, and they are where they are because of what has gone into their minds.

3. They have no game plan for life: There are two kinds of failures: Those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.

4. They are unwilling to change: Some people would rather cling to what they hate rather than embrace what might be better because they are afraid of getting something worse.

5. They fail in relationships with others: People who cannot get along with others will never get ahead in life.

6. They are no willing to pay the price for success: The road to success is uphill all the way. Anyone who wants to accomplish much must sacrifice much.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Bill Gates' Helpful Lessons

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a high school about 11 Rules they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair—get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening toyou talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

How George Foreman Knocks Out The Competition by Amy Anderson

George Foreman has 3 fundamentals of business success: selling, integrity, and "the shotgun tactic". Over a lifetime, Foreman has created the kind of well-rounded success that most people dream of. He is a profitable businessman, a community leader, a husband and a father. His life is full, but more importantly to Foreman, his life is meaningful.

With nearly 100 million George Foreman Grills sold since 1995, Foreman has had enormous influence in the wellness industry. He is also one of the highest-paid and most recognized celebrity endorsers in the world.

In 1999, Foreman signed a $137.5 million deal with Salton Inc. (recently merged with Applica Incorporated), entitling the grill manufacturer to global, unrestricted use of Foreman’s name in marketing the Lean, Mean, Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine and related products. The deal made Michael Jordan’s $40 million deal with Nike look small by comparison.

Before his endorsement of the grills, Foreman made business deals based primarily on a desire for income. “I was so successful,” he says. “All the ads I had done for sausages, you name it, [I was] mainly thinking about money. But then I went into the grill business.” He took the grills all over the country, making personal appearances and boosting sales. “I was meeting people who would say, ‘The doctor told me to get a George!’ I’m like, what are they talking about? Get a George?” He realized his product was making a difference in people’s health, and his perspective changed. “From that point on, you know, I can never go back to what I used to do where I just sell and sell,” he says. “Now everything I do has to be connected to something healthy.”

The Importance of Selling

Of course, Foreman’s business success started with his success as an athlete. Born in 1949 in Marshall, Texas, Foreman, nicknamed “Big George”, was one of seven children in a struggling home. By the time he was 15, he was a street thug and mugger in Houston’s dangerous 5th Ward. His life changed when he left for California to join the Job Corps and was introduced to the discipline of boxing. In 1968, Foreman won the Olympic Gold medal in Mexico City, in only his 25th amateur fight. A world champion was born.

Within a few years of turning professional, Foreman’s record was 37 wins—most by knockout—and no losses. In 1973, he defeated Joe Frazier to become heavyweight champion of the world. Despite his fame, he maintained a cold distance from the public, and his surly demeanor earned him occasional boos in the ring. He defended his title twice before losing it to Muhammad Ali in the “Rumble in the Jungle” in 1974.

A few years later, Foreman announced what he thought was his retirement. A religious awakening led him to pursue a life in the church. He didn’t know at the time that the seeds of his business success lay in these days of personal transformation.

“It started because I left boxing in 1977 and worked in evangelism at a church in Marshall,” he says. Foreman had made a fortune in boxing, but now turned his attention fully to his faith. “I spent all my time preaching with lots of money. Lots of money.” But he didn’t preach like a rich man. He spent countless nights out on the streets of Houston, in all weather. Just as in his boxing career, he was relentless.

He also made good on a personal pledge to help at-risk youth, just as he had been helped during his early days as a teenage thug. After he joined the Job Corps, a counselor saw young George’s potential and got him involved in boxing, possibly saving him from a life of crime or jail or worse. Foreman wanted to provide the same kind of opportunities for young people and in 1984 founded The George Foreman Youth & Community Center, which offers scholastic and athletic activities including, of course, boxing.

But 10 years after he left boxing, he says he looked up and was on the verge of bankruptcy. “I had to go back into boxing for our survival, to feed my family.” Fortunately, his years spent preaching on the streets of Houston had taught him valuable lessons that would carry him into a second career as a businessman. “What I found was the 10 years I was out of boxing, I was preaching on the street corner and I’d make people stop. They didn’t know me,” he says, “the old George with an afro and all that. So I realized I could stop these people, who are always headed somewhere, for a second and sell my message. That’s what I learned to do on the street corner.”

He tried applying his newfound skills in the boxing world. “So I went back to boxing trying to sell the old George Foreman heavyweight champion of the world,” he says. “Nobody wanted to buy it, though.” Foreman was 38 when he returned to the ring, a tough sell for any athletic comeback. But the man in front of the camera this time wasn’t cool or removed. He had a gentleness about him that contrasted his toughness in the ring, and that appealed to the public.

“In time, I learned the importance of selling,” he says. Foreman realized he had power outside the ring to influence how people viewed him. In 1994, at the age of 44, Foreman reclaimed the heavyweight title. “That’s when people started to say, ‘This guy can sell himself. Let’s let him sell Doritos or Kentucky Fried or McDonald’s.’ ” And sell, he did. In addition to promoting these companies, Foreman became the spokesman for Meineke Car Care Centers. The boxer and preacher was now an advertiser’s dream come true.

But he says his athletic ability was less a factor in his business success than his selling skills. “If you learn to sell, it’s worth more than a degree,” he says.” It’s worth more than the heavyweight championship of the world. It’s even more important than having a million dollars in the bank. Learn to sell and you’ll never starve.”

Integrity: His Greatest Asset

“The greatest asset, even in this country, is not oil and gas,” Foreman says. “It’s integrity. Everyone is searching for it, asking, ‘Who can I do business with that I can trust?’”

By 1994, Foreman’s life was again on the upswing. When he took the opportunity to endorse what is now the George Foreman Lean, Mean, Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, he found a new drive to help people improve their lives by improving their health. Now he won’t settle for anything less when it comes to endorsements. “One of the biggest things is to fight,” he says. “Just don’t go absolutely for the buck.”

Foreman learned after his fi rst retirement that to go back into boxing he had to protect the brand of George Foreman. “So now I understand you must preserve the quality of your name, your integrity,” he says. “You don’t want to lie about anything. And it’s something that people will be happy about once they get to know you. Because people count on you. You know, a contract you can easily break. I’ve found in business, everyone signs a contract to make a business deal, and they always leave a loophole so they can break them.

Foreman says people with integrity are in high demand. “There are a lot of guys who are successful, they make a lot of big money, I mean millions overnight with a contract, and they don’t understand the evaporation. It evaporates. You’re always back to square one. I found that out, so integrity is how I do business. That’s my main asset.”

This attitude is one he intends to impart to his kids. He has 10 children—five with his current wife, Mary “Joan” Martelly. George III, nicknamed “Monk”, is Foreman’s business manager. “Your children are looking at exactly what you do,” he says. “You’ve got to believe in something. And you’ve got a line that you can’t cross. I point this out.

“I’ll give you an example. I had the opportunity to go into the restaurant business. A chain of restaurants, the George Foreman restaurants. And it was an opportunity right out to make lots of money.” But Foreman is opposed to selling liquor in his establishments, in accordance with his religious beliefs. “And they said, ‘Well, this is what will make more profi ts. You can just donate them to charity.’ I said, ‘No, I can’t do that.’ And my sons, who were in business with me, watching me put this deal together, they could not understand it. They just couldn’t understand. Not to say that they have to have the same feelings I have about things. But at least have something you believe in and you cannot be talked out of by dollars and cents. And that’s what I try to pass on.”

The Old Shotgun Tactic

Foreman is approached by hundreds of potential business partners every year. He reviews offers daily with George III, and asks for input from his wife and children before he signs a deal. So how does he choose from all the opportunities he sees? “I call it the old shotgun tactic,” he says. “My grandfather used to go out hunting during the days of the Depression. The good shooters, the marksmen, shot with one shell.” But during the Great Depression, you couldn’t put all your bets on one bullet because those bullets were expensive. “If you missed the squirrel, so to speak, you don’t have anything but an excuse on the table,” Foreman says. “But if you buy these cheap shots, which are buckshots, they scatter. You come back in with a squirrel. Although you got a lot of buckshot in it, you got a decent meal on the table.

“So now I use the same thing, although you’ve got to be selective because you have a name to protect.” Foreman believes that one of the many opportunities he investigates will hit it big. “You know you put out a lot of buckshot, you’re going to strike one,” he says. “You’ve got to start out early in the morning and look at hundreds, literally hundreds of things, looking for that quality. And it may take a year, it may take three or four years, but you’re going to hit something so you have something to put on the table for your family.”

Foreman’s company, George Foreman Enterprises, consistently strikes new deals for products and services that meet Foreman’s requirements of being high-quality and beneficial to the consumer. He has lent his name to a line of clothing for big and tall men sold by Casual Male and endorsed a new brand of shoes for diabetics by InStride as well as a health-food restaurant chain called UFood Grill.

“And then we have the green cleaning products, which I’ve been working on for a couple years,” he says. “We finally got it absolutely, totally biodegradable.” He hopes that using biodegradable products, like George Foreman’s Knock-Out Household Cleaning System, will help preserve the land for his grandchildren. His other hope is that the established cleaning-product manufacturers will follow suit. “This is going to be so good it’s going to make the big companies jealous, and they’re going to outdo me. And I still win,” he says. “I still win. Because it makes the planet much better.”

But it doesn’t end there. Through Foreman’s website, visitors can purchase cookbooks, memoirs and autographed boxing gloves. His 10 books, 3 of which were published by Thomas Nelson in the last 2 years, offer inspirational insights into life, comebacks and fatherhood. And then there are the grills. The newest version, the 360 Grill, is selling well and is one of several George Foreman brand small kitchen appliances, including the Lean Mean Fryer for reduced-fat frying and the Grill & Roast for convection cooking.

He’s also become a star of the small screen; his reality series Family Foreman starring him and his family debuted in 2008 on the cable channel TV Land, and an ABC sitcom starring Foreman ran for nine episodes in 1993-94.

Foreman has succeeded in creating more than a brand. He has created a relationship with consumers based on integrity and a gift for making the sale. This relationship allows him to transfer his brand to a wide range of products and succeed in staying diversified. “The bottom line is, you make a decision you’ll be able to sleep with, wake up the next day, look in the mirror and feel good about yourself,” Foreman says.

“You want to leave something, you really do,” he says. “I mean, in the end, statues and all those things, that doesn’t mean anything. Leave something that we’re all going to benefit from. I think that’s what I’d like to do.

Apply Foreman's philosophies for success in your life:

1. Belief: "You have to have something you believe in. It could be someone you believe in, too. But at least have something you believe in and you cannot be talked out of by dollars and cents."

2. Integrity: "You must preserve the quality of your name, your integrity. You don't want to lie about anything. And it's something that people will be happy about once they get to know you. Because people count on you."

3. Sales: "Learn to sell and you'll never starve."

4. Resilience: "You're going to fail if you do enough business. But you can always come back because you've got some integrity, and people need that."

5. Persistence: "It may take a year, it may take three or four years, but you're going to hit something so you have something to put on the table for your family."

6. Legacy: "You want to leave something, you really do. I mean, in the end, statues and all those things, they don't mean anything. Leave something that we're all going to benefit from."