If you have toxic friends or family who bring you down, make fun of your goals & dreams, cut them off ASAP!
Don’t stoop down to their level & try to treat them how they treated you.. sometimes blocking these negative Nancy’s on social media is not enough.. you must block them in real life as well!
I know it’s hard & might take days, weeks or months to forget about them & the mean things they said to you..
Just keep it moving!
Nowadays I LOVE when people try to bring me down or make fun of what I’m doing lol it just adds fuel to the fire baby!! As soon as I cut out these people from my life, every aspect of my life got better.. I went from 4 years of writers block to pumping out a new book in less than a month.. and the reviews are GREAT so far!
I went from feeling tired and lethargic all the time to having more energy than ever before… YES it’s true, some people are literally energy draining vampires and surrounding yourself with them can physically drain you of feeling GREAT!
Hangout with those who LOVE YOU & support you.. those who were there for you when you were emotionally in the gutter, or in a dark place mentally.. those are the only people you should surround yourself with.. period!
Just focus on being 1% better than you were yesterday.. do 21 push ups instead of 20.. walk 2 miles instead of 1.5.. constantly improve yourself & improve your circle and your life WILL get better! Look I’m not some self proclaimed self-help guru douche trying to make money by telling you guys how to live your life.. I just share what was personally worked for ME!
Try this for a week.. and promise me that you’ll get back to me and let me know how you feel physically, spiritually, emotionally..
Fix all those aspects of your life FIRST and watch your business and finances fall into place… Love you guys!
I don’t hide behind my computer like most authors, call/text me anytime: 772-626-4271
Yes it’s true… 6 years ago when I started doing MLM all my friends wrote me off!
They said I’d be better off with a college degree so I can secure a good job. For awhile I would question myself… “Are they right? Is earning an income from home impossible? Is college and a career my only hope?”
Some days I wanted to give up, turn off my auto-ship and call it a day.. I would call my sponsor and tell him I quit.. the next thing I know he’s at my door delivering personal development books/CDs.
Little things like that kept me in the game: the amazing people I became friends with, this culture I felt I could grow with, and all the personal development that came along with it.
I started writing my book in 2011 & published it the next year. My friends wrote me off yet again, and told me to stop putting my heart and soul into something silly like this.
At that point though I was in too deep… there was no going back! I had invested far too many hours and dollars into my business, growing my network, traveling to promote my new book..
Here we are 4 years later.. all those same friends are tired of seeing people holding the book they once mocked.. asking for a free copy because they don’t get paid til next week.. silly isn’t it?
Moral of the story is, don’t give up!
If friends & family aren’t doubting you yet, you’re not working hard enough..
If friends aren’t calling you crazy and questioning you, you need to GO CRAZY!
Stay consistent on posting.. make the phone calls.. send the FB messages.. mail the samples.. speak on the conference calls.. host the events.. drive 3 hours for a one on one.. just do whatever it takes! Prove the naysayers wrong, don’t give them the satisfaction of seeing YOU quit!
I hope you enjoy this free audio book ‘In Tune With the Infinite by Ralph Waldo Trine.’
I have been uploading a lot of free audio books from YouTube and other sites because I have been busy working on my 2nd book and other business stuff. I plan on going back to my normal posting soon, so thank you for being patient! Until then, I have over 300 articles in my archives you can read if you haven’t already! Thank’s everyone.. I appreciate you guys.
I remember my first Amway meeting at my local Best Western Hotel lobby lol. This is where I learned the difference between employee/business owner which was crucial… especially at my age. I was fresh out of high school (okay so I dropped out) and deciding between college, military or this home business thing. I tried my local colleges business administration program for 8 months but like high school, it just wasn’t for me.
On top of that I couldn’t join the military because I couldn’t pass a drug test.. all of my income went straight to pills and pot… The thought of snorting pills still makes me gag to this day.
My only option was this home business deal known as Amway so I took $150 out of savings to join.
I thought I was investing in business ownership, but it was something much more. It was mentorship, new friends, the ability to travel, but most importantly, it was the personal development books and audios that I was introduced to that would finally set me free. Not financially free (just yet) but from hard drugs and my addictive personality.
Everyone has a story about their past, good or bad.
People need to hear your story folks… you might save someones life.
Unfortunately there are too many jive turkeys in this industry who put on a show by censoring their posts, copy and pasting Zig Ziglar quotes and not speaking their mind. I may be unorthodox, I may be controversial, but nobody can deny that I’m as real as it gets.
I don’t hold back, neither should you. Period.
Here I am 5 yrs later, published author with multi-million dollar deals in my email. Don’t forget where you came from!
Check out this 1 hr and 20 min video of Dr. Wayne Dyer, “the Father of Motivation,” shares pearls of wisdom at a keynote address on how each of us can overcome the obstacles we face everyday in self-motivation.
People ask me how I stay so motivated when working from home or a big project online. I typically will start my day with a motivational video like the one you see above on the topics of personal development, self-help or motivation.
I recently signed up for a life long personal performance journey.
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I immediately filled out the form and started diving into the videos and audios available inside the secret members area.
I don’t always recommend these programs because a lot of them are filled with hype or overpriced, but this one is different than anything I’ve ever seen before, and I feel it is my obligation to share it with you guys, my readers!
Hey everyone! Hope you guys are having a great weekend and getting ready for Mother’s day tomorrow.
Today I wanted to share another Free audio book with you guys. I have been busy working on my 2nd book and other business projects, so I haven’t been blogging a few times a week like I used to and I hope you guys don’t mind. I will be back to my regular writing and blog posts in the next few weeks.
Until then, I hope you enjoy this free audio book version of ‘The Psychology of Winning‘ by Dr. Denis Waitley.
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Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who hits the championship winning homer? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the homecoming queen? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?
Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our dreams remain just that – dreams. And our aspirations easily collect dust in our attic.
This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self actualization, we get caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day just barely existing.
But you know what? Life could be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher.
The most common problem to setting goals is the word impossible. Most people get hung up thinking I can’t do this. It’s too hard. It’s too impossible. No one can do this.
However, if everyone thought that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.
Remember that scientists were baffled when they took a look at the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, they said, it was impossible for the bumblebee to fly. Unfortunately for the bumble, bee no one has told it so. So fly it does.
On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? Broken dreams, and tattered aspirations.
If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting assumptions, you will never be able to break past what you deem impossible. If you reach too far out into the sky without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to the impossible dream.
Try this exercise. Take a piece of paper and write down some goals in your life. Under one header, list down things ‘you know you can do’. Under another header, write the things ‘you might be able to do.’ And under one more, list the things that that are ‘impossible for you to do.’
Now look at all the headers strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things ‘you know you can do’. Check them when you are able to accomplish them. As you slowly are able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the other header-the one that reads ‘you might be able to do.’
As of the items you wrote under things I could do are accomplished, you can move the goals that are under things that are ‘impossible for you to do’ to the list of things ‘you might be able to do.’
As you iterate through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish. And the impossible begin to seem possible after all.
You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination. It is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic.
Those who just dream towards a goal without working hard end up disappointed and disillusioned.
On the other hand, if you told someone a hundred years ago that it was possible for man to be on the moon, they would laugh at you. If you had told them that you could send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would say you were out of your mind. But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.
Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer. For one to accomplish his or her dreams, there has to be had work and discipline. But take note that that 1% has to be a think-big dream, and not some easily accomplished one.
Ask any gym rat and he or she will tell you that there can be no gains unless you are put out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”? That is as true as it can be.
So dream on, friend!
Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations.
Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you will just about find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.
All I hear from this marketer and that marketer is listen to personal development audios/videos, and read related books. My question to you is how much do you REALLY invest into yourself though? Sure there are some great audio books available for free on YouTube, but what about that ‘next level’ stuff?
If you’ve read all the books your upline recommended, listened to all the audios and videos and attended every conference and webinar you could, but you’re still stuck in a rut or at that same income level, maybe its time to UP your personal development game!
Two of my mentors typically charge $10k+ per month to the hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs they do consulting work for… and believe me their insight is priceless so 10k, 20k, 100k per month (yes some consultants DO charge that much and people happily pay) because it doesn’t matter it’s still a freaking steal.
With that being said: They wanted to leave a legacy and get these time tested wealth principals and personal performance strategies out to the masses… to the tune of 175 countries… how can they mentor thousands of people in hundreds of countries?
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What, you can’t afford .83 cents a day?
Maybe try replacing your Starbucks or Dollar menu sandwich with home brewed coffee or packing your own lunch… it really just depends how bad you want success.
I want success more then the air I breathe… so guess what? I have gotten some great results and experienced more success then I could have ever hoped for… it didn’t happen overnight, but it all started with investing in personal development products which is why I use and personally endorse the Quanta training products.
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If you have read this far you must be really REALLY serious about your success and taking things to the next level. I want to congratulate you for making it this far, and give you a one time offer: try out the Personal Performance Platform with Quanta for 30 days, see what changes for you. See if you enroll more people into your business. See if you find yourself happier, or more in tune with things, and also see if you have more money coming in at the end month.
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This is not some ‘free’ PLR e-book like most marketers try to giveaway in order to make sales lol… this is an actual paperback book that will get mailed to your house that you can physically hold, take pictures with, or throw away… I don’t care.
Here’s a quote to start this post: “Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.”
Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it’s painful… now I want you to do something and I want you to be totally honest with yourself. Until you know where you’re at, you cannot establish where you want to go. Every day is a new starting point, every week is a new starting point, every month is a new starting point it doesn’t matter what happened yesterday, today is the starting point for what happens tomorrow.
Self Observation Exercise
So I want you to get a tape recorder or use the recorder on your cell phone and I want you to record yourself in 3 scenarios. In the first scenario I want you to imagine that you’re talking to somebody that you have an interest in, not somebody that you already have a relationship with or a relative, but somebody that you’re emotionally attracted to, somebody you would want to be in a relationship with etc. I just want you to have an imaginary conversation with that person, and I want you to record it for 3 minutes… just go with the flow there is no right or wrong things to say this is just an exercise.
I know it sounds weird but this is a great little technique I learned from one of my mentors and wanted to share it with you guys because this information could be very powerful to the right person.
Next scenario, I want you to do it as with you’re speaking to a multi-millionaire… how would you speak to somebody who’s worth $50 million dollars. Now I want you to record that 3 minute conversation with this wealthy entrepreneur. You set the stage, it could be at a restaurant, or after they speak at one of their seminars, whatever you want!
Third scenario, I want you to record your dialogue with somebody who offended you. Just record it, 3 minutes each. Same as the first two scenarios. Just let it flow and let it go, this isn’t you actually talking to that person and they will never hear it… most likely YOU will be the only person to ever hear these recordings so don’t worry about being perfect or sounding like a pro.
I would do this self observation exercise every other week because I know we all don’t have the time to do something like this everyday or once a week even. But as you do it more and more, go back and listen to your first few recordings and see how you mature and sound differently as time goes on.
The way you view yourself is more important then how others view YOU… one day I tried to pay my bills with other peoples opinions, and guess what… didn’t work. So don’t let peoples opinions of you bring you down, it is simply showing their true colors and that they have some type of insecurity they are trying to hide from you.
Don’t be afraid to look at yourself in the mirror from time to time… YOU are beautiful remember that! If you’re not happy with the way you look go get a haircut, start to exercise more or eat healthy. I have seen people totally transform themselves just by making a simple decision and taking daily consistent action.
Don’t just be YOU… be the BEST version of you at all times!
I hope you have enjoyed this post about self observation and how they way you look at yourself or even talk to yourself in your head can either make or break whatever you are trying to achieve!
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Hi, my names Joe Stewart.
Since 2009 I have been involved in the whole ‘work from home’ or ‘make money online’ niche and boy what a ride it has been!
I remember just a few years ago while working in a department store, my life would change… forever!
A young gentleman would approach me and although he spent a few minutes asking me questions about a certain pair of shoes and the sale price, I was quick to catch on that he wasn’t in my store that night looking to buy a new pair of Nike tennis shoes…
After attending that meeting and listening to the speaker, watching him like a hawk draw those circles and numbers on the whiteboard, something clicked in my brain about the possibilities with this type of business model and stream of residual income.
I envisioned myself and my team on stage collecting those big bonus checks for multiple 6 figures, sometimes million dollar bonuses!
Little did I know that the multi-level marketing industry had a massive failure rate, huge drop out rate, and that the majority of people were making less than that of a part time Burger King employee.
I realized that even though me and a few of my leaders were making ridiculous income, not everybody on our team was having much success, if any at all :(.
Sure my upline mentor told me it was their fault, they didn’t follow the system, or didn’t devote enough time… which I knew wasn’t true because I worked that system with them and they showed up to all the meetings, training sessions… you name it!
Now when you tell your upline or somebody else involved in MLM this or point out the 90%+ failure rate in the industry they just brush it off with some automated response.
Well I don’t know about them but I’m no ding bat…
I am human.
I question things.
So eventually I took some time off from the industry to look at it and kind of reevaluate everything to see what my next move would be.
I was still obviously addicted to residual income and leveraging my time, but I didn’t want to get rich on the backs of my friends and family… I wanted them to get rich too!
So after looking around the internet for close to a year, I found out about a group of men and women who were making millions upon millions of dollars by creating high quality & low cost information products that not only people in THIS industry needed, but employees, musicians, celebrities, doctors… talk about mass market appeal!
I needed to find a product that paid out more money then peddling these silly lotions, potions, vitamins, and other crap that cost so much money to manufacture and cover ingredients as well as pay the product formulators AND us hard working distributors!
I tried everything… only to come to the conclusion that no matter what company whether a binary/uni-level/matrix compensation plan… no matter what product, juice, vitamins, skincare… doesn’t matter: the average person cannot get rich in this type of business model.
After splitting money with the corporate staff, everybody in your upline, the product formulator and scientist… you are left with NOTHING!
Yes, nothing… unless selling tens of thousands of dollars worth of their product to earn a few hundred bucks commission is worth it to you, keep pushing!
On the other hand, looking back at these information based/digital products whether it be MLM training, personal development, or simply a software and service provider that has next to no manufacturing costs, a small group of employees, and high profit margins for us distributors because the products are either free to create or next to nothing!
That’s what I’m talking about!
Finally… everybody can make 6 figures with a small team of a few hundred people!
Remember traditional MLM? Haha…
‘Recruit an army of 100,000 people and you too can become a millionaire!’
Are you exhausted with contacting “cold-market” prospects?
Do you feel like you are bugging people with your GREAT opportunity?
Do you have excited prospects one minute, and the next minute they are M.I.A.?
Are you sick and tired of feeling like a hunter?
Wouldn’t you like to be hunted by endless amounts of prospects?
Well these are all problems that most Network Marketers struggle with, so don’t feel distraught or that you are doing something wrong! That’s the worst thing you could do, but unfortunately that is what most people in our profession tend to do. They blame the company, the compensation plan, and the product etc.
I have been in a my business for the past 6 months and I must say that it is everything I have ever hoped it would be. It has given me free time to do with what I please, it has given me extra money, and for the first time in my life I actually feel fulfilled. But, I have had all the occurrences, and all the failures, and hard times happen to me. And quite frankly still are. Stuff that our up line does not tell us we will go through unfortunately. But can you blame them? What sane person would tell someone all of the stuff that they went through? In all reality it might scare them away. Well I’m a no BS type of guy. I like to be told real statistics and probabilities for the profession I’m in. Which is why I wrote this article for you today.
Oh and just so you guys know I’m ‘for real’ I figured I would post this screenshot for November 2013 of the leaderboard for the past 30 days. Although I am not ranked #1, I am still ranked #15 out of tens of thousands of other marketers using the Magnetic Sponsoring Marketing system… I can help YOU get the results that you want, if you let me help you! Contact me below and we will set up your game plan!
I wrote this to give you reassurance about this profession!
It is in my opinion one of the greatest opportunities for the average person to exceed the normal lifestyle that so many are accustomed to. But, you have to have the right tools and guidance to endure the hardships and failures. Personal development is the best way to do this! Read any information to grow your mind and business that you can get your hands on.
By far, the best information on our profession is about to be given to you below! There are 7 videos that changed my viewpoint on the network marketing profession. If you act on these videos, any failure or hardships you have been through can be solved. I PROMISE you that.
So here is the videos that will guarantee you endless amounts of prospects that will turn you from the hunter into the hunted! Are you ready for a change? Check it out.
Personal Development: Keys to Self Improvement and Motivation
What are the three keys to self improvement and motivation?
Inspiration is critical to staying motivated and improving oneself. If you are not interested in your business, your motivation level will never be high and you will not be able to sustain interest for very long.
Take an honest look at your inspiration level. Are you excited about going to work or is it an obligation? You would be surprised at the number of people who choose a business that looks good on paper, but in reality does not interest them in the least.
These individuals will grow weary and uninterested pretty quickly because they have no inspiration or passion to sustain them during the difficult times they will encounter as a small business owner.
If you do not like your work, then think how you can re-focus your small business to better match your needs. Or consider making a change entirely. Without inspiration, there will not be motivated to even try self improvement.
2. SETTING GOALS.
Short and long-term goal setting is vital for any business owner. If you do not set goals, you would have no definite purpose on which path of self improvement to take.
How could you possibly be motivated if you were unsure about the direction of your company?
Take the time to put your goals in writing. A business plan may sound daunting, but it is really nothing more than goals, strategies, implementation and a budget. Write your own business plan and update it at least annually.
Include “mini-goals” that can be accomplished in a matter of hours, days or weeks as well as the more ambitious “grand-goals” that may take years to complete. Refer to this plan throughout the year.
But can a business plan really help motivate you? Of course. Written goals will make you feel more professional and certainly more connected to your business. It will also free you from having to reinvent your business goals every single day.
Another key factor in getting and staying motivated is networking with other small business owners. No one person knows all the knowledge.
However, when a number of people begin working together, the challenges will just be there waiting to be conquered.
In fact, the isolation of working alone is of one the most difficult parts of being an entrepreneur. You can never be on your way to self improvement without the help of others. Mutual support is motivating.
Make it easier on yourself by connecting with others either in your community or online. Even when businesses are not related, you will often find common ground and ways to work together.
Many successful entrepreneurs report that finding the right networking group was a turning point in the growth of the business. Working together, a networking group can help its members generate more qualified sales leads and solve problems faster and more efficiently.
Sharing ideas, expertise and experience is also an invaluable aspect of motivation and self improvement. Your own personal team of business owners will help re-energize you when the burdens of running your own business seem too much.
With your networking team to rely on, you can accomplish more in less time and probably have more fun in the process. You will feel motivated to accomplish self improvement when you know you are not alone.