Category: Changing Dis-Empowering Beliefs

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

Work At Home Opportunities

The Future is Now

In his book “Futureconsumer.com”, Frank Feather, describes how when technologies increase in usage the price to use them drops. He wrote, from 1890 to 1930 the cost of electricity fell by 65% as the electrical network expanded and more people used it. In Turn many entrenched methods of doing things were swept away.  Electricity made the steam engine obsolete and suppliers of gas lighting went bust..

The Internet is Getting Cheaper

.The same happened with telecommunications. In 1860 a trans-Atlantic telegram cost $1 per word ($60 in today’s money), so few businesses, never mind individuals, could afford to send one. Today, a three minute phone call between New York and London costs about $2 versus $250 in 1930. Thanks to the internet, the cost of planet-wide phone calls has plunged to zero, with even a trans-Atlantic video call costing only pennies.

Will Continue to Revolutionize Commerce

The cost of computer processing has plunged more rapidly than any other network technology in history. Between 1951 and 1984 the inflation adjusted price of computing power fell 19.8 percent annually and by 28.2% a year since then. A 1975 mainframe computer performed at 10 MIPS (million instructions per second) and cost $10 million. Today’s PCs operate at close to 100 times that speed at 0.01 percent of the cost. This 99.9 percent decline in the cost of computing has and will continue to revolutionize life, society, and commerce.

Everyone Will Want a Web Lifestyle

To quote Marshall McLuhan “With computers we are headed for cottage economics where industrial activities can be carried on in any little shack anywhere on the globe.” Across the continent, tens of millions of people have become determined to “get a life”- a Web Lifestyle at home

Working at Home Opportunities.

During the 1980s the number of people working at home jumped 56 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, with 3.4 million Americans working at home in 1990, accounting for three percent of the workforce. By 1999 this had jumped to 19.6 million, or 17 percent of the workforce. Today a conservative estimate is that 43 percent of Americans work from home, at least some of the week. Work at home opportunities will only continue to grow in the future.

Learn New Skills

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?

Any Warm Body

It’s because for years Network Marketers have used the “any warm body will do” approach to getting people into the business. People that take this approach think they are “working the numbers” and eventually will find people who will make good business partners.

The Old Approach

This approach wastes a lot of time and irritates a lot of people, which adds to the reputation problem of Network Marketing. Unfortunately as long as companies continue to pay sign up bonuses to reward recruiting, this practice will not go away.

The New Approach

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. In order to do that you have to know your ideal prospect. Their profile, problems and desires.

Know Your Prospect

Baby Boomers, who for whatever reason, find themselves wanting to re-enter the workplace, make for ideal prospects. The profile is usually, but not always a white collared worker who has worked ten to twenty years with one or two companies, and for any number of reasons wants to re-enter the job market. The problem is that even though age discrimination is against the law, prospects can only find jobs that are 100% commission, like insurance, real estate, automotive sales and time share, or just as bad are the  mind numbing customer service jobs in fast food and retail or to add insult to injury you can pay for the privilege to drive for Uber or Lyft.

Still in the Infancy

The Webolution is unwinding everything that the industrial revolution put in place. We are still in the infancy of just how big e-commerce will become, and the role the Independent Internet Business Operator will play.

The Future

On-line Shopping and Banking is only the beginning, soon we will have virtual “touch and try on for size” clothes and automobiles. Digital downloads will make books obsolete, and e-learning will take schooling out of the schools. E-prescriptions and virtual Doctors will change medicine as we currently know it. And a virtual cosmetic industry will change how we buy cosmetics.

Internet Can Solve Your Problems

As Bill Gates stated in his 1999 book “Business @ and the Speed of Thought”, our biggest opportunity is to use digital technology to help customers solve problems for themselves and, in turn allow companies to respond immediately to complex customer needs, this is particularly pertinent to online marketing strategies.

It Creates Options

Network Marketing is not only here to stay but it offers a wealth of benefits to anyone lucky enough to get involved in it’s infancy. This industry is about hope and helping people. It allows Baby Boomers to create options in life, where they did not think there where any. It can change your life.Why Baby Boomers are not retiring. Why Baby Boomers are not retiring

Are You Being Selfish

To be successful in Network Marketing it’s important that you don’t treat it like a sales job. If you do you will only twist in your mind, that you are being selfish for trying to get friends and family on board. When actually it’s the opposite, your selfish if you care to much at being rejected vs. focusing on helping people. See How to Influence People: Be a Farmer Not a Hunter

Watch the video by Robert Kiyosaki https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5s6uzM6SNo and if your interested in looking at some of the opportunities available to you, drop me a text or leave a comment

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 Influence People: Be a Farmer Not a Hunter

It’s Not A Sales Job

If you view building your network as a sales job then your going about it all wrong. It’s not about how to recruit people, it’s about how to influence people. People in most cases hate to be recruited, to be sold, but they don’t mind being influenced, to buy.

Don’t Be A Recruiter

It’s the difference between being a hunter and being a farmer, just like the difference between being a recruiter or a person of influence.

The Hunter

A hunter is a sales person who chases and hunts, new leads and opportunities. He likes the excitement of the hunt, he builds a blind to surprise the lead. He uses a high powered weapon to kill any objections. Once they “bag” their prey they are on to the next target. They have little patience and are only interested in the hunt.

The Farmer

A farmer works his leads and opportunities. He is interested in nurturing and growing his leads. He cultivates the relationship, looking for ways that it can benefit both the lead and himself. With a thoughtful and respectful approach he cultivates trust. With caring solutions to problems he kills the weeds of doubt. Training and follow-up provides the fertilization, that leads to a harvest of bounty.

A Warm Body

A person who recruits can build a network fast, but it won’t grow and be self sustaining because the recruiter is never interested in the recruit as a person, they are just a warm body to them.

A Person You Care About

A person who uses influence  may build his network slower but it’s stable and self sustaining because he cares about people, he wants them to grow, just as much if not more then the network.

It;s About Sharing

When you influence people to join a network you want to show them how they will benefit. Showing them how they can take control of their lives, it’s about sharing not taking. The five biggest benefits of being in a network are.

Five Benefits

  1. Content Resources: The sharing of information, the how to and what for. The greatest resource are the people in your network.You become part of a positive and motivated team that has you in their best interest.
  2. Personal Support: People need people, especially now. The days of being a lone wolf are over. More and more we survive and endure by supporting each other. With the help and support of your network you can change tremendously as a person, physically, intellectually and financially.
  3. Help: No one wants to see you succeed more then your network. They are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure you get the training, information and resources you need. Your in business for yourself, but not by yourself.
  4. Sense of Belonging: This fundamental human need is enhanced within a network striving for a common goal. To see people in your network achieve their dreams, and help you achieve yours is what makes life enjoyable.
  5. Personal Empowerment: 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.

Reason Most People Join

If your lucky enough to be brought into a network by a person who influenced you as opposed to selling you on a product or service, you understand better then most, that most people will buy into your network because they like and trust you. Don’t be a hunter of people, be a farmer.

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

 

 

Breaking Bad Habits: The Number One Bad Habit

It’s Your Thinking

What is a habit? The basic definition is that it’s a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing or feeling, acquired through the repetition of a mental experience, that becomes imprinted in your neural pathway. Every habit forms a mental loop, that includes a cue, a routine and a reward.

 

Don’t Compromise Yourself

If you have developed the habit of negative self-talk, ask yourself whether that dialogue is getting you closer to what you really want or not. Our world needs participants, not passengers. If your nervous and fearful about life, and your negative self-talk shows this you are compromising yourself.

The Mind See What It Belives

It’s only through research, quieting the mind, and being aware, that we begin to see that we are the only ones limiting ourselves, from achieving everything we want in life. We become aware of these dis-empowering beliefs, (by listening to our own self talk) and start to realize that our minds, are filtering our life experiences to support these false beliefs.

The Scripts In Our Heads

We need to realize that everybody is nervous about different aspects of life.Successful people have learned to overcome their nervousness, their doubts,  because they have developed empowering self talk. The scripts they play in their heads over and over are not of lack and scarcity but affirmations of strength and perseverance and faith in themselves.

Chang Fear Into Excitement

Everybody has self-doubt ; everybody has fear; everybody has anxiety. But through developing and holding empowering self talk, you learn to overcome those thoughts.You can change fear into excitement.

Don’t Cheat Yourself

If we passively accept the excuses of our own negative self-talk, if we let the script play unchallenged, we cheat ourselves and everyone else in our lives. Be willing to step away from the worn path of mediocrity and corporate conformism.

Become Aware

Once you become aware of the script in your head, you sensitize yourself to it, and every time you hear it start to play, you replace it with a positive script. Soon the script, “I’m a loser and don’t deserve success”, is replaced with “If I do my best I’l succeed and be valued”

Whats The Reward

Replacing bad habits with good ones is realizing that the reward for the habit doesn’t serve you, and never has. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/dbcrist/blog/breaking-bad-habits

The Law Of Cause And Effect

We realize that our divine mind, follows the natural and unchangeable law of cause and effect. We come to realize that we are engaged with a never ending real time conversation with ourselves.We realize that the habit of self talk has immediate and concrete consequences, it’s the cause. If the self talk is positive we are energized and strong and the world is open to possibilities. If the self talk is negative, you feel it, even to the level of the cells in your body. Your self talk comprises and reflects your personal truth. With everything you feel say and do, that contaminated self image will show itself as you present it to the world. The effect, is that the world will respond accordingly.

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 Get A Job Online

Your Creative Imagination

Have you ever thought of the possibility that there’s more to you, than what your living? If you have than you have felt your creative imagination stirring. Maybe it’s trying to tell you something. According to Maxwell Maltz, we are all “goal striving mechanisms”. And it’s our God given imagination that pushes us to be better and do better than we think we can. Too many people, ignore this voice within themselves.

It’s Healthy and Normal To Want More

It’s not selfish or egotistical to want more out of life. On the contrary it’s healthy and normal. Too many people choose to live passive, reactive lives. Many don’t even realize that they are cheating both themselves and their families. If your depressed and feeling unfulfilled it may be because your not listening to this inner voice.

Our Minds Limit Us

Because of our experiences, and our very “important” opinions of them, we have formed beliefs that continue to shape our lives. Our minds naturally limit our perceptions, only to things that are in-line with our beliefs. We shut down or ignore our natural creative imaginations, In doing so we deny that which gives life meaning.

A Life Without Goals

When we stop striving to attain goals, we are blocking this essential life force, feelings of inadequacy and doubt start to creep in, and we age. When we have no goals, we are prone to go around in circles. Life becomes repetitive and purposeless, we become reactionary and egocentric. We become over concerned about how we appear to others, of what others will think. This concern blocks us from healthy normal social interactions, isolates us, and we age.

Do The Uncomfortable

To combat this a person has to get out of their head, and take action. They need to discover the power within and the courage to do things that are uncomfortable. This is especially true of the Boomer Generation.

Re-Enter The Workforce

As society continues to evolve away from the traditional Linear Life Plan of yesterday and into the Cycular Life Plan of today and tomorrow. People normally thought retired are going to want to re-enter the work force, for any number of reasons, either they need to or they want to. Either way it’s a goal, and striving for a goal keeps you from aging.

Age Discrimination

Even though age discrimination has been against the law for decades it still poses a substantial hurdle to a Boomer re-entering the job market. And no matter what the need, the only jobs available to Boomers over 60, are mind-numbing service jobs wearing an apron and paper hat, or driving for Uber or Lyft.

Trapped By Our Beliefs

Because of the experiences, and beliefs, they have had, their minds don’t even consider Internet Marketing as a possibility, they only consider jobs that are in-line with their beliefs. So many talented personable and persuasive Boomers are wasting their God given talents, because they don’t even hear that inner voice, that is telling them they can be better, and do better than they think they can. When you don’t hear and follow that inner voice, you age.

Why Network Marketing

Network Marketing is your own mini-franchise. With a low buy in, (often less than what it costs to drive for Uber), you can have access to state of the art, internet technology that is both easy and effective to use, with proven duplicatable sales systems. Work when you want, where you want, while taking advantage of multiple income streams, the best one being residual, where you get paid over and over for doing the job once.

Grow As A Person

Network Marketing grows you as a person, as you realize that the real reward, is in helping others discover a life they only ever dreamed about. You’ll be amazed, as the old false image of yourself disappears only to be replaced by an authentic self-image filled with confidence and a healthy self-esteem. All it takes is having the courage to overcome the paradigms of our mind, formed by our experiences. Don’t die with your music inside you, live long and prosper.

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Why Boomers Get UberJobs

Why are so many Boomers paying $225.00 in Las Vegas to get Uber jobs?

Why are so many delivering food for Grubhub or Postmates?

Is it because:

  • Uber Job Ads are everywhere, and they hire almost everbody
  • They can’t find any other job
  • The Job is easy, no Boss, no set schedule
  • It’s fun to ruin your car for minimum wage
  • It’s better than wearing a fast food paper hat

Or is it because:

  • They can’t remember what it’s like to have passion, hope, optimism and energy
  • Their self-esteem and self-image tell them they are capable of nothing else
  • They are so afraid at failing at something again, they no longer even try
  • Because of rampant age discrimination
  • Internet Job search is just a catfish hoax
  • It’s the role assigned to Boomers by an insensitive, hostile and hurtful world

Most Abused Generation

While Boomers should be given credit for saving the American Economy by bringing it internet technology, it must also be noted that the Boomer Generation has also been the most abused by the same internet.

First Generation To Apply Exclusively Online

They were the first generation that could only get a job by filling out on-line applications, for a lot of Boomers they were forced to get computers and fax machines and copiers simply to be able to do a job application. But after sending hundreds of on-line applications it started to become clear that nobody was even bothering to read most of them.

Job Search Abuses

Taking away the face to face component to a job search has dehumanized this once democratic process. It has allowed companies to engage in wide spread discrimination, while giving applicants nothing but false hope. The job search process of today, is only a funnel for companies to sell desperate job seekers products like resume builders or technical education.

Over promised and under delivered

Because they were the first generation, to be marketed by the internet, they were over promised and under delivered on a wide variety of internet startups. This was before plug and play, so they had to plod their way through things like DOS and all kinds of initial applications that were not only not user-friendly but in a lot of cases didn’t work at all. You had to become an expert in order to run an application.

Wild West of the Internet

Problems with dial up modems and not having enough RAM were rampant. With the rise of unregulated Networking companies and tech services the stage was set for abuses They suffered horribly, at the hands of unscrupulous networkers, who sold only pyramid schemes and no product, Attorney Generals, even today are still finding abuses and scams Nationwide, and are still trying to establish consistent ground rules. The Telecom and AOL fiascoes only added to the confusion.

 No Wonder so Many have Checked Out

While rapid technological advancement powered our economy to new heights, the abuses and growing pains were felt by the Boomers more than any other generation. It’s not surprising that so many Boomers have basically checked out. But if the best part of your life is in the past, something is out of whack.

Are You Dissatisfied

It’s supposed to be as we get older we become more competent, not less. Life is supposed to get better, because we are supposed to be better at it. Studies show that 1/3 of Americans are dissatisfied with their lives. I think the ratio is higher with Boomers. Because of being burned countless times, the Boomers suffer from a paralysis of analysis

How Our Minds Work

Mel Robbins, the motivational speaker and life coach, has talked extensively about how our minds work. According to research she says that the human mind has the following characteristics:

  • That the Mind is not designed to do things that are scary or uncomfortable.
  • The Mind is only motivated to do things that are easy.
  • The Mind is designed to stop us from hurting ourselves
  • The Mind does this by hesitating in making a decision.

It’s About the Decisions We Make

She goes on to say that we are one decision away from a totally different life. That life comes down to decisions, change a decision change your life. It’s all about how we respond to the shame of failure. Blame is a decision we make, checking out is a decision we make. She says we are trapped in a knowledge/action gap. That worry and self-doubt are habits we have formed over time.

Worry and Self-Doubt

Worry comes because we are afraid of something happening,it can be eliminated by converting it to excitement that something is going to happen, our bodies don’t know the difference. Everybody struggles with self-doubt, successful people have learned how to overcome those thoughts.

Stop Thinking So Much

Stop thinking so much, the Mind has two speeds, autopilot and emergency stop. We have to force ourselves to do the stuff we need to do, to be the person we want to be. The soul needs exploration and growth. The only way to do this is to force ourselves to do the uncomfortable. To go outside our comfort zone.

Help Others To Help Yourself

Instead of being safe and comfortable driving for Uber, find a product or service that can help people, live better lives. By helping others, you will help yourself.

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Maxwell Maltz and Self-Image

What Is Self-Image

According to Maxwell Maltz in his ground breaking book “Psycho-Cybernetics”, Self-Image is the sub-conscious framework, of how we see life and ourselves. Everyone has one and most of us are not even aware of it, and that’s a problem. It means we may have powerful beliefs about ourselves and the world, that we can’t challenge or change because we’re not even aware of them.

Internal Dialogue

There are things that influence us and how we present ourselves to the world, that we are totally unaware of. A lot of people have an internal dialogue, that sounds like this.

  • This is “less than” and “less than” is good enough for me.
  • I can’t do that.
  • I will never achieve what I think that person has.
  • I don’t deserve what they have.
  • I know I’m getting cheated, but nice is what I’m supposed to be, I’ll be nice rather than complain.
  • I don’t have leadership qualities.

Negative Beliefs

The things that we fixedly believe about ourselves are often negative and we don’t even realize it. We create our environment based on these false narratives. We script a life with certain income, certain relationships, and a certain lifestyle, based on these internal narratives. Although consciously we say we want more, we’re very uncomfortable about taking any steps toward change.

Others Hold Your Beliefs

Amazingly we often opt for a job or lifestyle that is admittedly unfulfilling, rather than an unfamiliar alternative. This is compounded if people in your life are working off your script as well. Any behavior or decision that goes off script can make them feel threatened and anxious.

Psycho-Cybernetics

Maxwell Maltz in his book “Psycho-Cybernetics”, goes into detail how our self-image is the fundamental and outcome determination element of our life experience. That it develops and occurs both passively and unconsciously. This self-image is strengthened and reinforced by the choices we make in life, and how we express them. These choices are made with no appreciation to the gravity of what’s really going on.

Self-Image Affects Everything

The face we present to the world is based on this self-image. These self-generated characteristics are presented to the world in every action we take and are reflected in everything that happens. Every success or failure, every result in terms love, money, achievement, recognition peace or harmony, flows from our self-image.

Opinions Are Not Facts

According to Maltz we complicate our difficulties by confusing facts with opinion. We not only add our opinion to any fact but we put as much weight of our opinion as to the facts. Our self-image is the key to our personality and behaviors, it sets the perimeter of what we do in any situation. The types of personalities display the same behaviors, positive vs. negative, happy vs. sad, healthy vs. sickly, strong vs. weak, young vs. old, successful vs. unsuccessful and winner vs. loser.

Maltz spelled failure as:

  • F) Frustration with the inability to accept reality
  • A) Aggressiveness due to the frustration
  • I) Insecurity or an inner feeling of inadequacy
  • L) Loneliness through a lack of oneness, poor social skills
  • U) Uncertainty, trying to avoid making mistakes or taking responsibility
  • R) Resentment due to perceived victimization
  • E) Emptiness no creativity, no goals

We have to de-hypnotize ourselves and nothing has meaning unless we give it meaning. You can start doing this by performing the following:

  • Be aware of your thinking and behaviors
  • Reprogram your unconscious through visualization daily
  • Be too big to be threatened
  • Relax
  • Don’t take yourself so serious
  • Accept that making mistakes is how we learn
  • Stop criticizing ourselves and others
  • Improvise more
  • Stop scripting yourself

Maltz spelled success as:

  • S) Sense of direction
  • U) Understanding of others
  • C) Courage to make mistakes
  • C) Charity for the feelings of others
  • E) Esteem for one’s self
  • S) Self-Confidence by remembering our successes
  • S) Self-Acceptanace of where you are right now

What’s Holding You Back?

It’s our self-image that keeps us from living the life of our dreams. Experts agree that it’s never too late to change and to recognize what is holding us back. We need to create a new plan for living, NOW. We need to stop living a life of routine existence, NOW. If playing it safe has become our only purpose, we have lost our passion. A life with no passion, is no life. It ages you prematurely. Don’t accept mediocrity. We were blessed with a creative imagination and a goal seeking mechanism called the mind. We are not our mind, we have a mind, we use it, to create the world we desire and believe we deserve.

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LIST BUILDING: More Important Then Ever

What’s Better, a Cold Lead or a Warm Referral

Everyone knows that a referral is much more valuable than a lead.
Referrals come from people you know, family, friends and business
acquaintances. This network of people is often called your List.

The Value of Lists

People are just now starting to realize the inherent value of their
personal List, of family, friends and acquaintances. If people had
known how valuable their Lists would become, they would have taken much
better care of nurturing and growing them, throughout their lifetime.

Everyone Has a List

If Boomers think back at all the people, friends, business
associates, mentors and mentees they have had over their lifetime, their
list would easily be in the 100s if not in the 1000s.

It Used To Be Hard To Maintain a List

It used to be that maintaining contact with that many people over many
years and many moves, was very laborious and time-consuming,
consequently many of us have allowed good friends and valuable business
contacts slip into obscurity. Many of us have loss contact with people,
we wish were in our lives today.

The Beauty of Technology

That is no longer the case. Today there are numerous e-mail list
building strategies. With technology, it’s now possible to create your
own auto responder, that not only can reach out and touch your List on
special anniversaries, birthdays, etc. but can be used to update contact
information in the event of a move, divorce or a change in e-mail or
phone number.

Maintaining Your List Is Important

As people realize the potential value in their personal Lists, this
maintenance not only makes sense, but may be one of the most financially
astute things you can do for yourself.

You Never Know When You’ll Want To Use Your List

As people live longer, the old Linear Life Plan is giving way to the new Cyclear Life Plan .http://smarterfittness.com/introductory-content-why-the-linear-life-plan-is-disappearing-last Because of the increase in longevity people are engaging in multiple careers throughout their lives. The chance that at sometime down the road you might want to extend an offer or a business opportunity to your list is very real.

Don’t Squander It

There is no doubt that someone will consider an offer or opportunity much more seriously if it’s coming from someone they have known for years and even decades. Too many Boomers are squandering this valuable resource. They go to their grave without ever utilizing it, to either help themselves or their children.

It’s Only An Offer

An offer or opportunity made to your List is never a hard sell but rather an invitation to take a look. It’s something you find of value and your list might also or know of someone who would. The value of a List can be huge, especially if it involves a Network Marketing endeavor, http://smarterfittness.com/why-diets-dont-work where you earn a percentage of everyone you bring in. A very comfortable residual income can be created, very quickly.

The Rule Of Three

Our society is becoming more interconnected, and “The Rule Of Three” is very real. We are all only three people away from a millionaire, somebody who could possibly change your life, and very easily banish the fear of financial insecurity from your life.

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The Linear Life Plan: Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Why The Linear Life Plan Is Disappearing

Last Update: February 14, 2019

 

The Linear Life Plan

Until recently the charting of our
lives has been very neat and predictable. First you learned, then you
worked, then you died. There are a number of reasons we accepted the
Linear Life Plan.

Three Reasons

First it fulfilled the biological and social requirements of a short life span. Second it was tradition, you were expected to act your age. Third it was the law, we created Government regulations and Institutional rules that prescribed the ages at which we should go to school, begin and end our work careers and when we could retire and receive a pension.

Our Assumptions

And lastly it was our own assumptions. Who
hasn’t said at one time or another, ” It’s too late for me to try that”
or ” If I could only have another chance to do it over again” or “If
only I were younger, I would…..”

No Deviation

In many ways we would judge ourselves by how successful we were at following the Linear Plan. We convinced ourselves that any deviation from the Plan would leave us poor, childless and socially ostracized.

The Cyclic Life Plan

Today we are seeing a dissolution of the traditional Linear Life Plan and in
its place a much more flexible arrangement, known as the Cyclic Life
Plan, is emerging. Due mainly to the increase in life expectancy, we are
starting to realize that not only will we live pass 50 and 60 but still
be vigorous, active, and independent into our 80s and even 90s.

It’s About Longevity

Because of this longevity, we are beginning to find ourselves cycling in and
out of several careers throughout our lives, each interspersed with
periods of rest, recreation, retraining and personal reflection. We are also seeing blatant age discrimination in the workplace. While some of
us will hit our career stride for the first time, long after it was
considered time to retire.Many of us will become discouraged, disheartened and made to feel like losers, because of the workplace attitudes, towards anybody over the age of fifty.

Rethink Retirement

Increasing life expectancy and better health are altering the very definitions of
“old age” and “retirement”. The increasing length of non-income earning
retirement can cause severe financial hardships. We are seeing more and
more older people, not only having to work in some fashion, but many who
prefer to work. They are shocked when they find, that not only are there no opportunities for them, but they are actually discriminated against.

Retirement can be a Problem

Growing numbers of people have begun to question,
not only when to retire, but whether retirement as it now exists even
makes sense. Many see retirement as an uncertainty or even a problem.
Something that will separate them form the kinds of productive lives
they are capable of living, well into their 70s and 80s. But because of rampant age discrimination, many begin to doubt themselves and begin to believe that they are not capable.

Second and Third Chances

The dead hand of tradition, the weight of regulations and our own expectations
are given way. We no longer feel forced, to do exactly what the
generation before us did. In a longer life there are second and third
chances. We have the opportunity, to go back and do some things we
weren’t able to do, for whatever reason, earlier in life. It starts with challenging the status quo, and having our voices heard.

So why are so many people choosing to stop working in their later years, even with the risk of outliving their money?

  1. They still live in the Linear Plan.
  2. They are tired of doing what they were doing and see no worthwhile alternative.
  3. They assume that it’s too late to start a whole new career.
  4. There is age discrimination, which although illegal, still makes the barriers
    to re-entering the work force, extremely difficult to overcome.
  5. Work schedules today are usually all or nothing, or they expect you to work third shift.
  6. Can only find work that is 100% commission or requires you to wear an apron, vest or a paper hat.

Workplace Is Changing

Luckily as our postindustrial economy matures into a more technological one,
more and more jobs will be based on connecting with people, utilizing
knowledge, experience and judgment. Increasingly with each new wave of
professional obsolescence, millions of men and women at varying stages
of life will begin the sometimes frustrating often times exhilarating
process of beginning entirely new careers. Age discrimination in the workplace will only get worse, as long as we accept it. We can force our Legislators to act, we can re-focus A.A.R.P. and we can boycott offending Companies.

Internet Marketing Can Take You There

It’s projected that that by 2020, seven percent of the work force will go
to work without leaving home. If a self employed lifestyle appeals to
you, were you can adjust your hours and working conditions to more
easily meet your needs, then learning on-line skills will be necessary. There are Companies that offer e-learning, training and expertise.     http://smarterfittness.com/affliate-marketing-for-seniors . You just need to treat it like a career and not a hobby.

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Obesity in America; New Research

LEADING CAUSE OF PREVENTABLE DISEASES

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 70% of the $3.5 trillion America spends on healthcare goes toward preventable diseases. And the leading cause of preventable diseases is obesity, which has been associated with increased risk for Type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions, which in turn is the catalyst for everything that goes wrong. The CDC concludes that more than two-thirds of American adults, aged 20 and older, are simply too fat. Approximately one-third of Americans are a healthy weight, one-third are overweight, and one-third are obese.

PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THE CAUSES OF OBESITY

The bottom line is that the big solution lies in getting people to understand why they are overweight and what causes obesity, it is not a matter of just over eating. One has to wonder if the root cause of the healthcare problem is just bad leadership. America seems to be simply agreeing to pay for healthcare for people who have made themselves sick.

HEALTHCARE IMPLICATIONS

If one-third of overweight Americans became fit, so that two-thirds were healthy, problem solved. Fixing obesity would nearly eradicate Type 2 diabetes. And fixing obesity would free up significantly more money than the current tax proposals would dredge out of American pockets. There is no single act of leadership that has bigger money implications than simply doubling the number of fit Americans.

Significantly reducing the percentage of obese Americans would save multiple times more taxpayer money than pulling all U.S. troops out of both Iraq and Afghanistan.

IT’S METABOLISM

Americans are confused and while experts tell us that obesity is a self-inflicted condition, new research is starting to uncover that out ability to restrict out calories and control out hunger is actually out of out control. That we are at the mercy of a chemical system that cunningly influences how much we eat.

THE CANNABINOID SYSTEM

The Cannabinoid System explains why some people have more problems with obesity than others. Cannabinoids are hormones made from Omega-6 fatty acids, primarily in the liver and kidney. Essentially Cannabinoids hinder the ability of insulin to push sugar into cells, so we don’t burn the sugar, we end up insulin resistant.

Cannabinoids do this by blocking a substance called Adiponectin, produced by fat cells, which normally allow muscle to use carbs and fats effectively. This explains why some people gain weight and others burn calories more readily. This also explains why some are often hungrier when they get fatter, since a brain that doesn’t have sugar pushed into it still senses hunger.

BASIS OF FOOD CRAVINGS

Experts are starting to realize that the biological basis for food cravings and binges is that out Cannabinoid System creates uncontrollable urges that drive people to foods with a bias for fats and sugars. Cannabinoids also stimulate the liver to make more fat, which causes out Triglyceride and LDL levels to become elevated, another risk factor for high blood pressure, Diabetes and Heart Disease and they stimulate the brain to increase food intake, which leads to abnormal obesity, which leads to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance.

Cannabinoids also stimulate out system to store fat in the Omentum, a fat storing organ around the stomach. The Omentum also soaks up excess steroids released during stress and these steroids actually help the Omentum fat cells to bulk up even more.

WHY WE FEEL HUNGRY

Cannabinoids have some influence over the different signals that out brain gets to eat. Some come from the stomach but most come from hormonal regulators in the brain, that influence how other hormones work and how fast we feel hungry.

WHY VALENTUS COFFEE WORKS.

Cannabinoid receptor-blocking drugs have decreased weight more than twice as much as restricting calories alone, meaning that they actually increase your metabolism plus these receptor-blocking substances decrease the morbidities from obesity twice as much as could be expected from weight loss alone.

IT’S A LOGICAL SOLUTION

Valentus Coffee is a logical solution to a weight management program. Formulated with natural appetite suppressants, feel good ingredients, detox components and powered by VASO6 Tm, a patented Nitric Oxide, and an Antioxidant booster for optimum circulation and oxygen delivery. Designed to crush your cravings and promote brain health.

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