Archive for August, 2014

She Was Sooooooooooooooooooooo Blonde . .

She was Sooooooooooooooooooooo Blonde . .
* She thought a quarterback was a refund.
* She thought General Motors was in the army.
* She thought Meow Mix was a CD for cats.
* She thought Boyz II Men was a day care center.
* At the bottom of an application where it says “Sign here:” she wrote
“Sagittarius.”

She Was Sooooooooooooooooooooo Blonde…
* She took the ruler to bed to see how long she slept.
* She sent a fax with a stamp on it.
* Under “education” on her job application, she put “Hooked On Phonics.”

She was Sooooooooooooooooooooo Blonde…
* She tripped over a cordless phone.
* She spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice can because it said
“Concentrate.”
* She told me to meet her at the corner of “WALK” and “DON’T WALK.”
* She tried to put M&M’s in alphabetical order.

She was Sooooooooooooooooooooo Blonde…
* She studied for a blood test.
* She sold the car for gas money.
* When she missed bus #44 she took bus #22 twice instead.
* When she went to the airport and saw a sign that said, “Airport Left,” she
turned around and went home.

She Was Sooooooooooooooooooooo Blonde…
* When she heard that 90% of all crimes occur around the home, she moved.
* She thought if she spoke her mind, she’d be speechless.
* She thought that she could not use her AM radio after lunch.
* She had a shirt that said “TGIF,” which she thought stood for “This Goes
In
Front.”

AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE:

She is sooooooooooooooooo Blonde…

She thinks Taco Bell is the Mexican phone company


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Analysis Paralysis

So….. you just stared a NEW business.

You did your research and found the one just right for you.
You got your money together, and you joined.

You were all excited!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Then……..

You sat down to “STUDY” and learn all about your new business.
Even though your mentor said, “JUST TAKE ACTION” you wanted
to be sure you “knew” what you were talking about.

So a few days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, and
you had not yet started.

FINALLY, one day you decided you were “READY”.

You got up your nerve, picked up the phone and called your very
best buddy, who you KNEW would love to join you. Your buddy,
was one that you did everything with, fishing, shopping, going to
the beach, bowling, golf. You’d been best buddies for years.

You had not yet TOLD that buddy about this. You wanted to learn
first.

Your buddy was busy watching reruns on TV when you called and
laying around doing nothing. You wanted to show him or her your
new business. After looking they said, “What are you nuts”? You don’t
have time to do that, after all you’d miss the next TV show.

You were crushed You decided to prove them wrong. Then you
talked to 3 or 4 other people. They all said NO, or maybe later
but no one was as excited as you. Others you called didn’t even
call you back.

Oh, they may have been polite but also declined and you were crushed
SO you went into what I call “Analysis Paralysis”.

You began to question if this could work for you. You started to analyze
your decision.

YOU FROZE. You began to think something may be WRONG with you
or you made a bad decision. After all, if those closest to you didn’t “GET
IT”, how you possible speak to a stranger.

You sit back and think and think , and then you just NEVER
got up the nerve to move forward. You lose your excitement. You
DO NOTHING.

No one likes to admit they failed at anything so you decide to keep
studying so you cane learn more. You study but never take action.
You start to think that friend was exactly right as nothing is happening
in your business.

Then you get even more discouraged.

ON A FLIP SIDE (Another person that joined the exact same thing you did)

You watch someone else. They do their homework, research the company
and product and jump in and join.

They immediately plug in to their sponsor and go to work sharing their
product and business.

You watch as they bring in people. You go to a meeting and meet them, and
always see them there with new people and actively growing their business.
You start to think of them as “LUCKY”

You begin making more excuses about why they are having success in
the same company and you are not.

They may also call a close friend that says the same thing your friend said to
you, but instead of taking it personal, they simply say NEXT and move on
to someone else talking to the next and next, and they keep moving forward.

WHY?

SImply because they realize this is a business, They did their homework.
They made a choice to get out of the rat race and become independent.

They realize it’s not for everyone.

They don’t take it personal if someone says no. They think it’s their loss
and they move to the next person and the next”.

They realize they will have to go thru a number of people to find those with
vision and those that are willing to go to work and make things happen.

They are the movers and shakers and they are looking for other like minded
people. All too often your friends and family know you and do NOT look at you
as a business person, so they don’t take you serious. It’s NORMAL. Part of
life, GET OVER IT.

Unfortunately, instead, too often if you let them, or you don’t truly believe in
yourself, you’ll allow them to steal your dreams.

Successful people make it a point to get started and NEVER QUIT. They are
winners. It may take them a while, they may make mistakes, they may get
their feelings hurt but they will NEVER quit.

They realize and reach for their dreams. They know they can do it if they
keep moving forward. They take ACTION. They make things happen
and they NEVER let people stop them.

I speak from experience. Today I have a whole new set of friends, that
have dreams and vision. I still see my old friends from time to time but we
don’t do as much as we used to. I don’t hang around watching tv with them
anymore.

My old friends don’t have money to go out to eat much. They don’t have money
to do much of anything. My old friends don’t drive much cause they can’t
afford the gas. They talk about negatives. I don’t like to hang with negative
people.

My old friends only go places with me if I can come get them, and most of the time,
I don’t enjoy being with them like years ago. They are negative, focused on
having money to pay the bills. Their cars are getting old and they can’t afford a new one.

They either talk about 2 things, the lack of money, OR the latest TV shows.
I had one of them call me last week about some accident that was on TV
asking me what I thought. I told her I had not heard about it and she said
“It’s all over the news”. I informed her I didn’t watch the news and she was
SHOCKED.

She proceeded to ask me what I would do if something bad was going on
and I didn’t know it. I told her, I didn’t need to worry someone like her would
call and tell me as she just did. She thought about that a minute and said
“Oh you’re right, I would call you”.

DUH…….

It makes me sad to see my old friends struggling but they made their own
choice. They just didn’t have the vision.

You have to learn to LET GO of them and move on. Some people think that
they will make money and THEN those friends will see that and join later.

I’m here to tell you that RARELY happens. What happens instead is they
will begin to call you “LUCKY”. They will wonder how you can buy that new
car, or take that trip when you “don’t work”.

They don’t GET IT.

I think back to when I USED to live like that and it seems so long ago. I
had a hard time getting over the fact that I MIGHT not have “benefits” I was
raised to think of a long term JOB with benefits. Today rarely do jobs have
any benefits.

I had NO idea I could just buy my Own benefits and freedom. Took me a
long time to learn that lesson.

Today I’m able to do what I want when I want. I used to be like the first person,
shy and afraid of what people would think. I used to watch the news. I used to
live from paycheck to paycheck because I didn’t know I had a choice

I’m GLAD I made the switch from person 1 to person 2. I can not imagine
going back

You can make money OR excuses but NEVER both. I finally realized
I did NOT have to live like that, I could step up and do something different.
FInally I decided to make a difference and quit making excuses.

Sure I made mistakes, but I learned from them. They are stepping stones.

The ONLY difference between myself and ANY of you is simply, I have
had hundreds more people tell me no. I have had thousands tell me
Network Marketing is a pipe dream and it does not work.

The thing is I didn’t listen. Today I make a full time income that is about
many times GREATER than my old 50-60 hour JOB I had years ago.
My office is a 30 second hop across the hall

I go out when I want to not when I have to. I wake up when I want and
never with an alarm clock. I go to bed when I want.

I go out when there is NO Traffic. I don’t have to commute and sit for
hours in traffic. I am FREE.

It was not easy but it was WELL worth it.

I, for one, Am counting my blessings I CHOSE not to listen. I chose to
go against the odds and prove them wrong.

AND I DID……..and YOU can to, if you WANT to.

What about you? Do you chose to be person # 1 or # 2 here? Only
you can decide.

Today is the FIRST day of the rest of your life. You can’t change your
poor choices of yesterday. You can’t say for sure you’ll be here tomorrow
but you can do something TODAY.

What’s your choice?


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Glasses

Three blondes were all vying for the last available position on the local police force. The detective conducting the interview looked at the three of them and said, “So you all want to be a cop, eh?”

The blondes all nodded. The detective got up, opened a file drawer and pulled out a file folder. Sitting back down, he opened it up and withdrew a photograph, and said, “To be a detect, you have to be able to DETECT. You must be able to notice things such as distinguishing features and oddities such as scars, etc.” So saying, he stuck the photo in the face of the first blonde and withdrew it after about 2 seconds. “Now, he said, “Did you notice any distinguishing features about this man?”
The blonde immediately said, “Yes, I did. He only has one eye!”

The detective shook his head and said, “Of COURSE he only has one eye in this picture! It’s a PROFILE of his face! You’re dismissed!”

The first blonde hung her head and walked out of the office. The detective then turned to the second blonde, stuck the photo in her face for two seconds, pulled it back and said, “What about you? Notice anything unusual or outstanding about this man?”
The blonde immediately shot back, “Yep! He only has one ear!”

The detective put his head in his hand and exclaimed, “Didn’t you hear what I just said to the other lady? This is a PROFILE of the man’s face! Of COURSE you can only see one ear!! You’re excused, too! You’d never make a good detective!”

The second blonde sheepishly walked out of the office.
The detective turn his attention to the last blonde and said, “This is probably a waste of time, but….”. He flashed the photo in her face for a couple of seconds and withdrew it, saying, “Alright. Did YOU notice anything distinguishing or unusual about this man?”
The blonde said, “Yes, I did. This man wears contact lenses.”

The detective frowned, took another look at the picture and began looking at some of the papers in the folder. He looked up at the blonde with a puzzled expression and said, “You’re absolutely right! His bio says he wears contacts! How in the world could tell that by looking at this picture?”
The blonde rolled her eyes and said, “DUH! He has only one eye and one ear, he certainly CAN’T WEAR GLASSES!


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What is Difficult?

I do NOT know the author of the following article. I did not write this one but I found it most true and intriguing. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it and it is very thought provoking.

Author Unknown

Difficult! Difficult! Is a home-based business difficult? It is difficult when you must produce a report on a Saturday afternoon and cannot attend your son’s football game.

It is difficult hearing the mobile phone ring on Christmas morning and you cannot see the excitement on your daughter’s face as she feverishly tears into another box.

It is difficult knowing the rust bucket you call a car is eating you alive in maintenance but you cannot afford a new one. Even gas is becoming too expensive.

It is difficult to go to your annual performance review, and even though you have worked hard for another year, you come away empty handed.

It is difficult knowing that you shop by sticker rather than whether the garment looks good on you.

It is difficult knowing that the house you are in is because prices just went up and your budget is to the bare bones.

It is difficult knowing that you married a wonderful person and promised them the world and for the next 30 years you look at balancing the budget and figuring out what sacrifices must be made.

It is difficult reciting, “If we get this, we cannot have that.”

It is difficult always lowering your dreams to meet your means.

It is difficult knowing that you have spent 40 years of your life working for someone else only to realize that you will be retiring on 1/3 of what you cannot live on today.

It is difficult when your children move out and you cannot visit them because traveling costs too much.

It is difficult knowing that the fish are biting this week and you cannot drop what you are doing and take your Dad fishing.

It is difficult watching the spark in your partner’s eyes fade because both of you realize the house you have been wanting is just a dream because someone else is controlling your finances.

It is difficult waking up one morning and realizing that your children, the most precious thing imaginable, no longer need bottles, diapers, have tea parties, eat things found under the sofa, are shorter than the baseball bat they are trying to swing, but are grown and starting their own families and you missed all of that because you agreed to be locked in an office for twenty years by a boss who watched his children grow up.

It is difficult dropping your one-year old at the nursery because you have to be at work by 9am to stand by the Xerox machine or handle irate phone calls and realize someone else is going to watch your daughter take her first step or have your son say “dada” to the playground teacher.

It is difficult knowing that you have diligently worked only to be given an early retirement.

I will tell you what is difficult. It is real difficult realizing it is too late and that time frittered away can never be retrieved. It slips through our fingers one second at a time.

What are we doing with it? We have nasty habits about rationalizing, procrastinating and skirting important things rather than facing the issues. Too often we allow others who do not pay our bills, who do not share our dreams, to direct our future.

We have absolutely no freedom as a child

We rebel in our teen years and scream for freedom.

We die for the right to be free.

We fight vicious wars to have the seemingly innocent ability to choose.

We reach adulthood and we relinquish freedom because we think it is too difficult.

We do not want to take responsibility.

We do not want to make a wrong decision so we obligingly give that awesome power to someone else.

We feel it will take too much time. Then, we have the audacity to complain when the decisions made were
not what we wanted.

We wake up too late. Phrases like “I wished I had only”, “If I could only have that time back,” etc.

I believe the majority of people want to sing, but die with the music still inside. Face the music and shoulder some responsibility. You cannot have that time back.

You have chosen your direction. If you have not spent your time wisely, too bad.

You have no one but yourself to blame. You had the chance. Perhaps the opportunity was presented
many times and each time you elevated the trivial to a higher priority than yourself. Is a home-based business really difficult? Is it so traumatic to show someone an exciting product or idea? Is it so difficult to understand that if you work this marketing idea for a couple of years you might not have to confront some nasty options?

Would you work real hard for a year or two so you could put your family in the home of their dreams? Would you work real hard for a year or two so you could send your children to college chosen by excellence rather than one chosen by price? The same criteria you used for clothes shopping.

Would you turn off the idiot box, the soaps, the talk shows, sporting events or X Files for a year so you could take dream vacations several times a year?

Would you apply yourself for a year or two so you would have the freedom of being able to roll over, yank the covers over your head and wake at the crack of noon because you wanted to?

Would you work really hard for a couple of years to mold a lifestyle of your choosing so your family could live a lifestyle of their dreams, rather than trying to live how someone else thinks you should live?

We really think we are important in our jobs. The company we work for cannot survive without us. We are the cog that keeps things moving. Everything would grind to a halt without our presence. Think again. Corporations are not structured like that.

A corporation does not rely on people to remain viable. A corporation needs many properly arranged little squares, functioning in a preset order to survive. After many years as a manager in the corporate environment, here is an excellent visualization of your importance. Find a bucket and fill it about 3/4 full of warm water. Make a fist and push your left arm in the bucket up to your elbow. Now, quickly
remove your arm. The resulting hole is your impact. Sobering, isn’t it?

Can you identify the words “next time”? How many “next times” will you have? What will it take to get you
off dead center?

Will it be knowing that people are physically deteriorating when you have a product that will help them but are afraid of someone thinking you are taking advantage of that person and are just out for the money? Gosh, I hope not.

Will it be knowing that people are agonizing through bankruptcy, realizing they only needed a couple more
hundred dollars per month, not $50,000 per month, but you procrastinated once again?

I hope not.

Realize the awesome power you have in your hands with this opportunity. The business you have chosen has the ability to change lives.

IT cannot do anything. But YOU can change lives with IT.

YOU are the one with the life changing ability. What are you waiting for?

What will it take?

You will pay a price for your actions.

Which one do you choose to pay?

THINK ABOUT IT! THE CHOICE IS YOURS TO MAKE.


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