Author: David Crist

The Future of Learning

Something Has To Give

Traditional education is broken! Have you ever heard the quote, “Those that can’t teach”? This is one of the reasons that traditional classroom education is failing especially at the College and University levels, but it’s not the main reason.The main reason is that a college education has become big business. For the last fifty years the focus of higher education has been moving from the student to the bottom line.

College Administrators Call The Shots

This preoccupation with the bottom line has even caused the status of the Educators to fall below Administrators. Educators are not only outnumbered and paid less then Administrators, they have almost no voice in policy and stand meekly aside, as Administrators call all the shots and set all the rules.

Who Wants To Be A Debt Slave

The incredible increase in Tuition over the last fifty years, ( At the University of Denver, a credit hour cost $43.75 in 1973, today it costs $1300.00 a credit hour) is not only creating generations of debt slaves, it is quickly driving these institutions into irrelevancy. More and more a College Diploma is looking like a poor investment.

Old Fashion Way Of Teaching

It’s been said that if you took a student out of a college lecture hall in 1908 and placed him on a modern Campus of today, the only thing he would recognize as familiar would be the lecture hall. The only change is a white board instead of a black board.

Self-Learning Movement

As Colleges and Universities continue to slip unconsciously into irrelevance, a new method of learning is emerging, that is distinctly different then anything we’ve seen before. The old model of E-Learning is being supplanted by a hybrid being called Self-Learning.

Teach A Skill You Know

Technology is making it possible now for “Those that can” to also teach. The future of Learning in the 21st Century is where successful entrepreneurs will use a Mastermind approach, utilizing internet communities, workshops and groups to teach their targeted market the skills they currently use. They will either promote themselves, virtually or in person, as the expert, reporter or broker of the skills desired.

The Technology Is There

Using a wide variety of internet technologies these Self-Learning Entrepreneurs will be able to identify their customers, create a need, promote their product, offer an irresistible offer, and establish a sales funnel that handles the transactions and establishes an e-mail list for future offers and follow-up.

Recession Proof

In an Economy that will continue to see advances in technology and automation, we will see jobs that are common today, become obsolete tomorrow. This model is recession proof as more and more people are displaced.

E-Learning Is Changing

We are seeing the mainstay components of what we know as E-Learning today  changing at a very fast rate. Writing an e-book or hard bound book while providing immediate credibility and offer potential is still a laborious endeavor, especially when you take into consideration that 95% of all the books in Barnes and Nobel sell less then 1000 copies.

You Can Teach Thousands

Creating and producing on-line courses are not only expensive productions to produce, but studies show that only 9% of people actually finish a course once they start. Technology now allows you to personally give a course to potential thousands with very little overhead. And maintain that sense of community and immediacy that people are looking for.

It’s a brave new world and the methods and models of even a few years ago are changing.

No matter what your age or avocation, I’m convinced that everyone has a best seller in them. Don’t die with your story inside you. There is a Website that will train you, filled with a community of like minded people, to help and encourage you,  in achieving your goals. Check out my custom sign up page. It’s free to try it out, what have you got to lose.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming; The Pre-Suppositions

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming.  ).NLP is a pragmatic school of thought – an ‘epistemology’ – that addresses the many levels involved in being human.

NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves the development of behavioral competence and flexibility, but also involves strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behavior.

NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual excellence, but it also establishes a system of empowering beliefs and presuppositions about what human beings are, what communication is and what the process of change is all about.

In essence, all of NLP is founded on six fundamental presuppositions:

1. The Map is Not the Territory. As human beings, we can never know reality. We can only know our perceptions of reality. It is generally not reality that limits us or empowers us, but rather our map of reality.

2. The Past Doesn’t Equal the Future.   These systems are based on certain ‘self-organizing’ principles and naturally seek optimal states of balance or homeostasis.Believing that we ar doomed to repeat the past, leads to a lack of self-esteem and a general feeling of hopelessness.

3. People Aren’t Broken.The idea of original sin is a dis-empowering belief. Part of religious orthodoxy in the west, this fallacy is not prevalent in most eastern religions.

4. Everything is Achievable. Just because we don’t know how, doesn’t mean it’s not possible. The word impossible is a dis-empowering belief that minimizes hope. You can achieve by forming appropriate strategies.

5. Empowerment Comes Via Responsibility. Dependence upon how others see us, feel about us or approve of us affects all our actions. There are no gurus. True maturity is the acceptance of responsibility.

6. People Respond to Perception Not Reality. Our minds filter the world to agree with our beliefs. As a man thinks so shall he be. Just because we assume doesn’t mean it is.

Scientist theorize that the world pushes two billion bits of information a second. Humans only adsorb 134,000 bits per second, using our five senses and our beliefs which automatically eliminate bits that don’t conform.We eliminate more then we take in. We then compare this collage to our mental library of beliefs, to determine what it means, and how it makes us feel, only then do we respond. Our reality is all about the story in our heads.

All of the models and techniques of NLP are based on the combination of the above per-suppositions. In the belief system of NLP it is not possible for human beings to know objective reality. Rather, the goal is to create the richest map possible that respects the systemic nature and ecology of ourselves and the world we live in.

The people who are most effective are the ones who have a map of the world that allows them to perceive the greatest number of available choices and perspectives. NLP is a way of enriching the choices that you have and perceive  in the world around you.

Excellence comes from having many choices. Wisdom comes from having multiple perspectives. Through the years, NLP has developed some very powerful tools and skills for communication and change in a wide range of professional areas including: counseling, psychotherapy, education, health, creativity, law, management, sales, leadership and parenting.

NLP is now in its fith decade as a field of study and has evolved considerably since its beginnings in the mid 1970s. Over the years, NLP has literally spread around the world and has touched the lives of millions of people.

Since the 1990’s, a new generation of NLP has been developing. This form of NLP addresses generative and systemic applications and focuses on high level issues such as identity, vision and mission.

Follow me as I continue to plumb the depths of this Science, extrapolating the key components, for your review and consideration.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

 

 

 

Want to Learn How to Blog?

The Key to a Good Blog

The key  to writing a good Blog is understanding that people will learn from you, listen to you, love you, buy from you, and hire you when they feel you understand them, not when they understand you. Most people who write Blogs, all they do is sell, and sell, and sell, wanting to be understood or prove they are offering a benefit, instead of seeking to understand why the person is reading their Blog in the first place.

Write Interesting Content

If you really want to understand a person and help them, give them some good content in the niche your writing about. As long as your honest, emotionally engaging and relevant, you will start building a following, of loyal readers.

Why People Start Blogs

People consider trying to start their own Blogs for any number of reasons. Perhaps you’re a Baby Boomer who has been in a job for thirty or forty years, not because you love it, but because it was something you fell into, or it was the responsible thing to do. Or perhaps what your doing has dampened your enthusiasm for life, especially when you think your capable of so much more. Does this sounds like you? .

Perhaps your a Baby Boomer that has been displaced because the job became obsolete or you were simply to expensive to keep, and your shocked, to find out that the job market has changed, and someone your age is not only not considered a good hire, but actually a liability. Does this sound like you?

Perhaps your just sick of listening to someone giving you orders, at the same mundane job you’ve had for a decade, or the job is becoming more and more insecure, and your living from day to day hoping to not hear the words, “we’re closing the store”. If your in retail this could be you.

Or maybe you’re struggling with the feeling of having untapped potential, you fear you’re living just an OK life, rather then the life of your dreams. Maybe your looking to find something that can secure your finances, because your back is against the wall, or maybe your a retired person bored out of your mind, just looking for a challenge. Maybe your just sick of living in fear, of financial insecurity and not being independent. Does this sound like you? Obviously, there are many reasons why people consider starting their own Blog.

Intellectual vs. Emotional

There are hundreds of intellectual reasons why someone would consider writing a blog, but only a few emotional ones. Maybe your just sick of reading other peoples opinions. Or your afraid technology is passing you bye. You want to be more internet savvy.

Take Your Time

If your willing to take the time and find your emotional why, you will be able to determine if your serious about Blogging and have given it some thought, as  opposed to the person who is just fishing, not sure what they want to do or accomplish.

Focus on What They Want

Being successful at Blogging is about finding your niche, something you care about or know about and simply writing about it. It’s about being the best you can be and giving people the benefit of your experience or knowledge. Understanding how others think and feel, is the foundation of writing a good Blog. With good content you will be able to attract and persuade others.

Be Yourself Not A Robot

One of the challenges we have in modern life is that there are so many options to do so many great things. That’s why learning how to start a Blog Site is so rewarding. The skills you learn Blogging can be the foundation for a new career. Creating your own Website and starting to write will take you to another level. Authenticity and enthusiasm outweigh perfection and structure almost every time.

Be Open

In order to get to your emotional why, you have to be honest, open and authentic. Don’t pretend to be someone your not or even exaggerate who you are, false hype is just as harmful as being inauthentic.

Be Real

People who rely on hype instead of understanding their why, rarely succeed. If readers detect hype or BS, they tune out or just leave. Transparency is a better strategy every time and in every situation. What ever you write about, people can see through insincerity and falseness.

What are You Looking For

Specifically ask yourself these questions and listen to your answers.

  • What is your pain?
  • What is your fear?
  • Why do you think that way?
  • What are your stresses?
  • What are your limiting beliefs and empowering beliefs?
  • What are your goals and dreams?
  • How can you solve your problem, and help others?

Listen To Yourself

Have this internal conversation in your head. Once you understand your own motivations, your better able to educate and even motivate others. Helping to inform, explain or solve problems is rewarding. Writing about things your passionate about and feeling like your making a difference can change your life and the way you feel about yourself..

Find your Emotional Why

Becoming a writer is a rewarding intellectual enterprise. Learning the ins and outs of how to build a professional Blog Site will give you skills that will benefit you for years to come. Additional income opportunities will present themselves. But you have to have a solid emotional reason why you want to pursue becoming a Blogger. By asking these seven questions, you can quickly find out what your emotional why is.

  • Why now, what’s held you back?
  • What’s your biggest fear about doing this?
  • What’s your biggest hope?
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • Why do you want to achieve that?
  • How would that make you feel?

Conclusion

No matter what your age or avocation, I’m convinced that everyone has a best seller in them. Don’t die with your story inside you. There is a Website that will train you, filled with a community of like minded people, to help and encourage you,  in achieving your goals. Check out my custom sign up page. It’s free to try it out, what have you got to lose.

 

 

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

Decline of the Retail Store; And The Rise Of Network Marketing

The Change is Historic

The systemic change in the retail landscape is historic. Affecting the five distinct types of retail stores. All Brick and Mortar operations are struggling to stay both competitive and relevant in the face of the ever increasing popularity, of buying on-line. With  deep assortments,lower prices, free shipping and liberal return policies the on-line stores have been able to hit them where it hurts.The ability to buy in the comfort of your own home without fighting traffic and dealing with poor management and surely sales people, seems like a win win to most people. Lets look at a sample of what’s happening .

Traditional Department Stores; This segment has been especially hard hit over the last twenty years, Macy’s has been in slow decline for years, closing 129 Stores since 2015, and now Lord &Taylor, the 192 year old company announced it’s closing 20% of it’s stores, with Abecrombie & Fitch  closing 29 stores. Luxury items were the first segment to see the effect of on-line sales.

Promotional Department Stores; Sears continues to struggle announcing the closing of 80 more stores, with J C Penny closing another 140 stores. And recently Shopko announced they will be closing 70% of their stores. The ripple effect from luxury to now promo priced goods.

Discount Department Stores; Kmart announced closing an additional 284 Stores with Family Dollar announcing the closure of 390 stores. Even discounters can’t compete with on-line prices.

Specialty Stores; Have been especially hard hit. Children’s Place closing 300 stores, Payless closing 2500 stores,Gymboree 800 stores, Charlotte Russe 94 stores. Gap 230 stores, H & M 160 stores, even Starbucks announced closing 150 stores. Not to mention that Foot Locker, Toys R Us, and Baby R Us  disappeared in 2018.

Warehouse Stores; Lowes closing 50 stores, and Sam’s Club announced they are closing 60 stores.

A fundamental Re-alignment

This isn’t by any means a complete list but I think that it highlights the fact that Brick and Mortar stores are not going through a minor shake out of under performing stores, but instead this is a fundamental change in the retail landscape. Experts predict 8,640 stores will close this year,and this change has been going on for years and looks like it will continue into the next five years easy.

Tech Over Takes Retail Industry

E-Commerce continues to take a larger piece of the Retail pie. 517 Billion in 2018 up a incredible 15% from the prior year. Vacant retail space has reached record highs across the country, driving down the price to lease, to an all time low. While bewildered CEO’s lament that they built to many stores, and were asleep at the switch, as internet shopping took off.

Hundreds of Thousands Displaced Workers

The question I keep asking myself is where are all these retail employees going? Not only the hourly associates but logistics, traffic, warehouse, buyers and management personnel. 89,000 jobs gone since October alone, with tens of thousands more on the way. Not to mention a lot of CEO’s who will never get hired again.

Network Marketing Offers a Solution

If you can’t beat them join them. Network Marketing is a logical next step for a professional retailer who has been thrown out on the streets. You only have to look at the massive explosion of Network Marketing (M.L.M) businesses over the last five years, to see that they are absorbing a lot of these displaced retailers.  The industry has seen a 90%  growth over the last ten years.

Control Your Own Destiny

Network Marketing is so varied in it’s product offerings, that it appeals to almost everyone, and has become a popular option for many of these displaced professionals, who want to take control their own lives and not be at the mercy of Corporate Retail, which has shown themselves to be greedy, short sighted, and terribly misinformed.

Why Are So Many Afraid

Not only do these professionals want self control of their own destinies, they want to control their own schedule, be their own boss, work from home and have unlimited income potential. The only industry that can give them all these things and more is Network Marketing. So why are so many professionals still skeptical about Network Marketing? see Why Boomers Get UberJobs There are a number of reasons, lets take a look at a few of them.

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Say Multi Level Marketing to someone in their fifties or sixties and they immediately think scam. While the industry had a reputation problem in it’s infancy, recent years have seen a lot of changes. The clearest distinction between the scams and the legit businesses is in “the push” to sign on reps, as opposed to the actual selling of product. Often scams have hefty sign-on fees to become a rep and this is what fuels the Ponzi scheme. A legitimate model, by contrast, is one where there are incentives in place, to reward those who are actually selling the product to customers, rather then just to other reps in their down line.

High Failure Rate

The reason for the high failure rate in Network Marketing, is that most people don’t treat it like a business with deadlines, goals, action plans, budgets etc. Nor do they put in the work that it takes to build a sales and marketing business. It’s easy to be distracted working at home. They are often not teachable and don’t function well in a team environment. You won’t succeed if you only rely on your family and friends for your sales.

Believe in Your Product

It’s all about finding a product you believe in an marketing it. As you develop your social media skills and start finding customers, you will also find people that want to be more then just a customer. The beautiful thing about Network Marketing is that you do better when people you bring on do better. You have a vested interest in seeing them reach self-actualization.

Building a Network is Rewarding

Working on a simple model of finding three foundation team members, and then training them to find their three foundation members and so on, will quickly lead to a down line that creates a substantial residual income. The business is all about being in it for yourself but not by yourself. Network marketing is a business that develops you as a leader, and with success comes the confidence to take on larger and larger challenges as you push yourself to help more and more people.

No matter what your age or avocation, I’m convinced that everyone has a best seller in them. Don’t die with your story inside you. There is a Website that will train you, filled with a community of like minded people, to help and encourage you,  in achieving your goals. Check out my custom sign up page. It’s free to try it out, what have you got to lose.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase Your Sales; Improve The Way You Sound.

Anonymity of The Phone

It’s surprising, how much our personalities change, when we talk on the phone. Some people become aggressive, others shy. It’s something about the anonymity of the telephone, that causes us to change our personalities.

We Create a Sub-Conscious Picture

There is another aspect to this particular phenomenon. When we see a person, their appearance influences our ears. An attractive person projects a more pleasing sound then an unattractive person. We are not conscious of this, but the part does influence the whole, our reaction to one facet affects our reaction to the balance. On the telephone , where your voice is the sole indication of the invisible you, you should consciously make an effort to speak in as warm and pleasant a voice as you can. Even when you mirror your prospect.

You Can Hear It In Your Voice

How you sound is affected by your inner attitude as well as your facial expressions. A frown or a smile will literally show in your voice. One’s attitude, mental and physical state, and personality all are subtly revealed in the voice. Tension or fatigue produce physiological changes in the throat and mouth muscles which alter the quality of your voice. We are rarely conscious of these emotional variations. Be up to call, walk around, be energetic.

Don’t Sound Like a Robot

Other factors that add presence to your voice, are pronunciation and the words we use, combined with diction and rhythm. Don’t use three syllables words when two syllables will work. Our diction and vocabulary is typically very bad, a lot of experts, blame television for this. We are becoming a nation of non-readers and with the increase use of text, possibly non-talkers as well. This becomes painfully obvious if you ever listen to someone using a script. Never read a script, know it and use it as a guide. We can improve our diction and rhythm by practicing one simple sentence, you’ll see an improved speech pattern almost immediately. The sentence goes like this:

The Inaudible Comma Exercise

If, I, were, to, place, an, invisible, comma, after, each, word, and, an, invisible, semicolon; after, some, words, my, speech, would, have, presence.

It’s About the Rhythm

Practice this sentence until the rhythm becomes natural. Professionals have one thing in common namely, that each, word, stands, by, itself, that is their secret. Many of us also make the mistake of talking in a monotone, with no modulation of pitch. The inaudible comma exercise will also help with modulation, the goal is to develop a completely natural sound. The better it flows the easy you are to listen to.

We Sound Different To Others

It’s interesting that we never sound on tape as we do in our mind’s ear. The disparity between how we think we sound and how we actually sound can be glaring and attributed to the fact that we are on the inside; that is, the vibrations are in our own heads, so the end result is different from someone hearing us on the outside.

Tape Yourself

We can improve how our voice sounds by taping ourselves. Listen to how you  sound by taping yourself. Only by being conscious of what needs changing can there be improvement. After repeated playbacks, the adjustments you need to make in the speed, volume, pitch and tonal quality will become apparent. Problems with tension and other psychological factors like nervousness or lack of confidence may require even more practice.

Be a Professional

Correcting these common speech patterns requires awareness, a good ear, concentrated effort and above all, the desire to improve. By projecting a professional sound to your prospect, you will be amazed at how more willing they will be, to not only listen to you, but to buy from you and maybe even join you.

No matter what your age or avocation, I’m convinced that everyone has a best seller in them. Don’t die with your story inside you. There is a Website that will train you, filled with a community of like minded people, to help and encourage you,  in achieving your goals. Check out my custom sign up page. It’s free to try it out, what have you got to lose.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

How To Telemarket; 15 Tips On How To Lift The 800LB Phone

These might sound simple but they really work.

  1. They can’t hurt you.
  2. Make it a Game
  3. Be willing to take risks.
  4. Have Fun
  5. Script out your entire call
  6. Warm it up as much as possible
  7. The more you talk about you the worse you do
  8. Know your first seven seconds cold
  9. Engage them to start talking
  10. Don’t run away after the call
  11. Be consistent daily
  12. Compliment
  13. Compel
  14. Confirm
  15. Relax and be yourself

For a lot of us that have never had to approach a prospect by phone. it can be quite unnerving. To many take themselves way to seriously, and don’t allow their true personality to shine through. If you make a mistake with the script, don’t worry, the prospect isn’t going to notice, unless you point it out.The important thing is to be yourself and remember, Don’t take it personal.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

Wolf of Wall Street and the Straight Line Syntax, of The Sale

According to Jordon Belfort ,”all sales are the same” they follow the same straight line syntax, consisting of ten steps.

  1. Take Immediate Control; Your the expert. transfer your certainty to the the prospect.
  2. Gather intelligence; Probe for problems both emotional and intellectual.
  3. Build rapport; As you gather your intelligence.
  4. Transition; Based on what youv’e told me, this is the perfect solution for you.
  5. Make your presentation; Feature / Benefits, tailored to the problems.
  6. Ask for the Order; I think the premium package is perfect for you.
  7. Deflection; Feel, Felt, Found. I hear what your saying but do you like the product?
  8. Loop Back; To feature / Benefits, ask for order again
  9. Action Threshold; What would have to happen?
  10.  Pain; Amplify their pain; Before I hang up could I ask you one last thing?

Straight from the Wolf

No matter what your age or avocation, I’m convinced that everyone has a best seller in them. Don’t die with your story inside you. There is a Website that will train you, filled with a community of like minded people, to help and encourage you,  in achieving your goals. Check out my custom sign up page. It’s free to try it out, what have you got to lose.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

Is Network Marketing For Me?

Learn New Skills

In an earlier blog, Work At Home Opportunities  I wrote,”The Internet opens up the opportunity for desktop retailing to anyone with a Web connection and a reasonable amount of ambition.The skills you learn now, will pay dividends in the future. This being said why do so many Home Based Businesses face such strong resistance, when trying to build their Network? Why are people so skeptical?”

Business of the 21st Century

One of the problems are the experiences Baby Boomers have had with Pyramid Schemes in the past, so that when they hear M.L.M or Network Marketing they immediately associate it with that. With technology Network Marketing has become the business of the 21st century. In the last seven recessions it has only grown. It really comes down to if they are actually marketing a product or an idea.

Pyramid Schemes Don’t Sell Product

The problem with Pyramid Schemes is that they charge ever increasing amounts of money for recruits to join and to advance in the commission structure, these monies are paid to the people at the top. Their focus is on recruitment of people, not on selling product.They exert pressure on associates to attend trainings, (mastermind seminars) in order to qualify to receive higher commission levels.

Direct Selling, We All Do It Now

Network Marketing is a form of direct selling, ( the person to person sale of goods or services). It can utilize a few different strategies to generate commission payments, such as for, direct sales of product, recruiting, lead generation and management. Network Marketing may be referred to by a variety of names, including “multilevel marketing”, “cellular marketing”, affiliate marketing”, “consumer direct marketing (C.D.M)”,referral marketing”,” pyramid selling” and “home based business franchising”

Levels and Tiers

When evaluating a Network Marketing company it makes sense to consider how many level or tiers there are, as they can dictate how affiliated individuals earn money.

Single level or tier: is when participants are paid based on the direct sales, they send to a merchant or traffic driven to an affiliates website, (also known as lead generation or pay per click).

Two level or tier: is where participants are paid on the direct sales they refer to a merchant or it’s site, as well as a percentage of the direct traffic or sales generated by the affiliates who joined the network via their recommendation

Multi-level or tier: Same as the two tier or level but may extend to several more tiers, each kicking back a portion of their commissions to the original participant.

Determining Legitimacy

An issue in determining the legitimacy of a multi-level company is whether it sells it’s products primarily to consumers or to it’s members, who must recruit new members to buy their products, can’t buy product unless your a member. If it’s the former, then the company is a legitimate multi-level marketer. If it’s the latter, it could be an illegal pyramid scheme. The FTC has been investigating M.L.M companies for several decades and has found many that blur the lines between the two.

It’s a Fine Line

A good rule of thumb, according to the FTC is that single tier network marketing tend to be more reputable, but multi-levels in which people make money based on the number of distributors they recruit, rather then self generated sales,can be problematic. Some reputable examples of single tier companies are Avon, Mary Kay and Excel Communications.

What To Look For

When evaluating a Network Marketing company, here are some things to look for.

  • Was it pitched as a chance to make money by selling products or by recruiting others. Ideally down-line affiliates should be recruited as customers first.
  • Who is at the top of the Network  (the up-line) and are they willing to divulge how much they are paid.
  • Company Founders track record.
  • Are you and up-line enthusiastic about the products, would you be willing to buy them? Do you know anybody who would? Can you sell them?
  • Can you quickly make a profit selling their products?
  • How is the product being promoted? Does it seem unique and well marketed?

It’s Perfect For Baby Boomers

According to many  the Network Marketing industry has a bright future ahead. In fact over the years people all over the world who are stepping into the industry find the business very lucrative. Direct selling is one of the best ways to build residual income. Many feel that it’s the best time to enter the business.

How To Deal With The Skeptic

As for dealing with the skeptics, it’s only when the focus is on what the business can do for the person, will resistance start to wane. 80% of decisions are made on emotion, you have to be able to show people what your opportunity can do for them, how it will make them feel. Network Marketing success leads to personal empowerment, you become the person of your dreams, living a life of freedom and happiness. The more you grow as a person the bigger your income becomes. Doubt and worry are replaced by certainty and confidence as you watch your business grow to heights you never dreamed of.In order to do that you have to know your ideal prospect. Their profile, problems and desires.

In Conclusion

Eliminate the fear of financial insecurity by simply making a decision to start helping people help themselves. By simply introducing them to this groundbreaking product, a majority will love the way it makes them feel and a minority will see an opportunity to

  1. Help Themselves
  2. Help others

With clarity of thought we see that we are the only ones limiting ourselves from achieving everything we want in life.We filter the world with our limiting beliefs. Stop dis-empowering yourself.

No matter what your age or avocation, I’m convinced that everyone has a best seller in them. Don’t die with your story inside you. There is a Website that will train you, filled with a community of like minded people, to help and encourage you,  in achieving your goals. Check out my custom sign up page. It’s free to try it out, what have you got to lose.

 

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

Network Marketing: The Answer to Age Discrimination

Are You a Leader

According to the Wharton School of Business, “One of the traits of a great leader is being able to identify “invisible” behavior, in other words, seeing potential winners or faint trends before competitors discover them”.

Retirement is Becoming Obsolete

In my Blog, The Linear Life Plan: Age Discrimination in the Workplace I wrote that increasing life expectancy and better health is altering the definition of retirement. And while many people are beginning to question if retirement even makes sense, our society is still stuck in the Linear Life Cycle.

No Opportunities in Traditional Companies

When a Baby Boomer decides that they want to re-enter the job Market, they are shocked to find that there are virtually no opportunities. Traditional Companies blatantly discriminate against anyone 50 or older.They either ignore your on-line application completely or send you a trite response about your qualifications not matching the job profile.

Age Discrimination is Rampant

The Law protecting you against discrimination based on age, is a sham, because it is so hard to successfully litigate a claim of Age Discrimination against a Company, Lawyers are disinclined to even accepting your case.

On-Line Applications have made it Easier to Discriminate

Since on-line applications have become the preferred way companies take applications, people who are over 50, with 20 years to easily devote to a new company, find their options severely restricted, either to 100% commissioned based jobs like Life Insurance, Real Estate, and Automotive Sales or to Service Jobs, working for a Company that makes you wear either an apron, vest or paper hat.

Uber is Hiring

With the advent of ride share technology, another job easily attained if your over 50 is with Uber or Lyft. Were you can ruin your car for minimum wage, but at least you can work when you want.

It’ a Civil Rights Issue

What is real surprising is the docile way people over 50 have accepted this. It’s like they feel guilty being in the position of having to work or wanting to work.It’s shocking how little you hear about this issue. Let the discrimination be racial, gender based or sexual and you hear an uproar. When it’s age discrimination you hear only silence.

Force Society to Change

I think this issue affects millions of people, and instead of meekly accepting the status quo we should be looking at electing representatives with a mandate to change the situation, refocus our lobbying efforts (A.A.R.P.) and even boycott offending companies.

We Need to Look at Ourselves

But even more important is we need to look inside ourselves. If we can’t find  decent Jobs, because of what society believes, then it’s up to us to create them. The Network Marketing industry is in a unique position to do just that. We are blessed to live in an age of unparalleled technological growth, were the world is literally at our finger tips.

Unique Opportunities are all Around Us.

The Internet opens up the opportunity of Network Marketing to anyone with a Web connection and a reasonable amount of ambition.The skills you learn, will change you and your life.. This being said why do so many Home Based Businesses face such strong resistance, when trying to build their Networks? Why are we so skeptical?

The Three Biggest Reasons

  • Pain Avoidance; Fear of the unknown, leaving the safe familiar confines we recognize as a JOB. The identification with the superior, subordinate dynamic of the traditional Job, is a mind set, that even though it no longer serves us, is hard to leave.
  • Holding on to a blame and victim mentality; We are afraid to take responsibility of ourselves.The time has come to realize that our lives are up to us, it no longer serves us to blame society for our circumstances.
  • Core beliefs about the Universe; If we believe that the universe is an unsafe scary struggle or a place of love and trust, colors the story we create for ourselves. We can either see the universe as it actually is or how we think it is.

We Can Make Age Discrimination Obsolete

As long as we fear, blame and believe that our lives are the result of an unfair and unjust system, we will not be able to move forward, no matter how much we desire it. Age Discrimination is only a story we tell ourselves because it releases us of the responsibility of forming relationships with others. Network Marketing is all about relationship building. Nobody will believe in you or your network if you don’t believe in yourself.

No matter what your age or avocation, I’m convinced that everyone has a best seller in them. Don’t die with your story inside you. There is a Website that will train you, filled with a community of like minded people, to help and encourage you,  in achieving your goals. Check out my custom sign up page. It’s free to try it out, what have you got to lose.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

Best Weight Loss Diet

What Experts Say

Dr. Kate Craigen is the clinical director of binge eating and bariatric support services. Waltham, Mass. What many consider the three best weight loss diets sold today she had this to say.

Well Funded Marketing Campaigns

“Millions of Americans turn to these types of programs, drawn in by marketing campaigns built on the promise of positive change for those seeking to lose weight. “It’s easy!” some say. “I lost X pounds in 30 days!” They sell visions of a ‘new life’ where weight loss is guaranteed and accompanied by happiness, acceptance and vitality.

Most Weight Loss Programs Fail

In most cases, weight loss programs fail to result in actual weight loss: Here’s the sobering reality: diets lead to weight loss in only a small fraction of people. Genes and metabolism play a significant role in the way your body gains and loses weight. Programs like Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig or Nutria-System may not work like they promise to, even if you’re following all the rules. The sheer disappointment and devastation of trying so hard – without the desired results – can invoke feelings of depression and low self-esteem.

Fails to Keep the Weight Off

In fact, programs like Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and Nutria- System not only fail to result in sustained weight loss for most people, they can make you more prone to binge eat. And it has nothing to do with your commitment to the program”.

It’s Not Cheap

Lets not forget that these diets are also expensive.

  • The basic program for Weight Watchers is $11.70/week
  • The basic program for Nutria-System is $72.46/week
  • The basic program for Jenny Craig is $82.55/week

Yesterdays Fad

Those of you old enough remember the diet pill craze  Fen-Phen, This was the cocktail form of two separate drugs , Fenfluramine and Phentermine, which were separately approved by the FDA for short term treatment of Obesity.

Taking Chances

The combination was never approved  because of unknown side effects. But that didn’t stop Doctors from writing 18 million prescriptions for Phen-Fen in 1996, and 2.4 million more for the similar drug Redux, before reports of dangerous side effects led to the “voluntary” withdrawal at the FDA’s insistence.

Not Ethical

Not all the people taking Fen-Phen were clinically obese or even close, which is one of the reasons they were seeking medical advise at the mini-mall, instead at their usual Doctors office.

A Dangerous Diet

I only bring this up because we’re seeing a similar fad taking place today, and it’s why you should never try the HCG Diet Plan. The Diet has been called dangerous, fraudulent and illegal by the FDA.

HCG is a Fertility Drug

As a prescription medication HCG is used mainly to treat fertility issues. HCG is not approved for over the counter use, nor has it been proved to work for weight loss. Often called the HCG 500 Calorie Diet, it’s easy to see how the HCG diet results in weight loss, but according to experts simply cutting calories to lose weight will almost certainly backfire.

500 Calories a Day

The diet consists of taking shots of 125 units of HCG six out of seven days for eight weeks (costing from( $200 to $600 each) and only eating two 250 calorie meals a day. No exercise, no oil and only one tablespoon of milk every 24 hours.

A Placebo

When it first came out in the 1970’s the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition proved the HCG diet was (and still is) ineffectual. A second study done in 1990 by the South African Medical Journal showed HCG no more effective then a placebo.

Starving The Body

Going to 500 calories a day results primarily in weight loss to muscle rather then fat.This sets the body up for a slowed metabolic rate and weight gain. Since the diet is only temporary, you gain everything back and then some.

How Many Times Have You Lost the Same Ten Pounds

Everyone agrees that yo-yo dieting is a terrible thing, and those that have done it would be hard pressed to disagree. Whether or not it’s physiologically more difficult to lose the same 10 pounds for the fifth or sixth time, it is certainly harder on the head.

New Research

Doctors are now discovering the important role our Endocannabinoid System plays in fine tuning our physiological functions. It promotes homeostasis, affecting everything from sleep, appetite, pain, inflammation, memory, mood and even reproduction.

Improves Metabolism

Basically the Endocannabinoid System helps modulate the regulation of homeostasis across all major body systems, ensuring all systems work in concert with one another.

All Natural Ingredients

Our Weight-Loss Coffee’s, all natural, proprietary blend of ingredients, formulated with natural appetite suppressants, feel good ingredients, detox components and powered by a patented antioxidant, improves the ability of our neural receptors to better metabolize calories, promote brain health and crush cravings.

Costs the Same as Starbucks

While experts refute the claims that you can lose weight drinking weight-loss coffee, thousands of people are seeing amazing results, not just with weight loss but with mood and mental clarity. Quit listening to the Diet Gurus and instead of going to Starbucks,  give our coffee a try, what have you got to lose? https://www.ValentusMovie.com/dbcrist

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

 

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