Escape The Rat Race

Are you still in the Rat race of have you escaped? If you are still there an want to think about escaping take a minute and watch this video

After watching if you want more information on how to escape the rat race, let’s talk.


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Magic Answers

So many people today are looking for magic answers. It’s sad but true; there aren’t any easy answers.

If I asked people what they wanted, most would say they want to be able to do what they want to do when they want to do it. They want money but they don’t want to spend time working. they want the freedom to enjoy life.

Unfortunately there are just no magic answers. To get what you want, takes work. I believe “jobs” are becoming a thing of the past. You will never be rich or free working for someone else. You can’t get there trading hours for dollars. There are only so many hours in the day.

I believe you have to think about and look for alternatives. Everyone must have an income so you have to start with a job….but that does NOT mean you have to stay there for life. Start with a job to pay your bills and get buy. On the side start a part time business and dedicate 10 or so hours a week to growing it little by little. It will take work and effort but it is worth it if you can learn to build something of your own and outgrow that job.

Take all the money you earn from the business and put half back into the business and save the other half, to build a nest egg. Once the business is making more than your job, it’s time to think about changing things up. Put more time into your business and cut back the hours on the job to part time. Do that at LEAST 6-12 months while growing your business further and saving lots more money so you have a nice nest egg built.

If you work this play for 3-5 years, you can eventually work your way out of the job and into independence. It won’t happen over night. It won’t happen unless you are dedicated to sticking with building a business and stay with it long enough to see it through.

I’ve been both places and I have found it can work if you are willing to start a plan and see it through. Today I no longer have a boss and I am able to do things I never thought I could I know if I did it, so can you. Keep the faith, and turn the future into a bright one. It’s not easy but it is worth it.


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Be A Winner

Have you ever noticed that there are people you enjoy being around and others that you would rather avoid. Negative people drag you down. I avoid them myself like the plague.

Some people make the room light up when they walk in and others seem to make it light up when they leave. There are just some people have a tendency to whine and complain and want to nit pick over every little detail, while others just take it as it is and go on to be a big success.

They say you should associate with those you want to be like. Hang around with positive motivated people and you become positive and motivated. Hang around with those that whine and complain and you become whiney. Learn to become a winner and never a whiner. There is only one letter difference.

Everyone has a choice, we can chose to win or we can watch others pass us buy as they head for the top.

We all have the EXACT same opportunity. We all have the same products, the same company. The only difference is the effort we put fort to get out and make things happen to grow our business.

We can WHINE and make excuses about why we’re not growing, OR we can get out and do the things it takes to make our business grow.

Cream rises to the top. Spend quality time with quality people and your business will grow.

Say LESS to MORE people and never try to drag, or convince anyone. IF they do not see the big picture, they smply will never make it. NOTHING you can do will chage that.

Bucke down, do the work, and make things happen. You can build a solid foundation, with lots and lots of other winners, and make a good income. You can also hand around people that whine and complian and let them drag you down. That is your choice.

You can make MONEY or EXCUSES, but never both at the same time. Winners find a way to make things happen, losers find a way to blame someone else.

People that chose to be winners, never make excuses. They just buckle down and make things happen. We all run into obstacles, and things we didn’t plan to happen, but we find a way to work them out.

Put a roadblock in my path, and I will find a way OVER, around or Through it. I decided LONG LONG Ago, that quitting was NEVER an option I would take. I decided also that I would by CHOICE become a success in the field of network marketing, and I would never stop till I reached the top.

I’ve had to change companies, and start over a few times, due to bad choices, inexperience, unethical people, or some that just closed down. I could have taken the easy way out, and just thrown in the towel and became one of those silly MLM bashers that say things don’t work. Instead, I chose to move on, use my experiences to judge what NOT TO DO, and chose a better company.

Through it all, I’ve learned many valuable lessons. I look at it as an education in live. I am VERY Excited to have found an answer and am able to be FREE, to come and go as I please, work where and when I want, and make a difference.

That did not happen because I sat down and make excuses.I made a conscious choice to go to work and MAKE it happen. You can do, but it starts and ends with YOU! No one will be able to do if FOR you, but yourself.

Everyone has CHOICES to make. Everyone has the SAME 24 hours in a day. Most people have JOBS to go to and are doing this part time. I used to be one of them.

When I worked in Corporate America, I got up an extra hour early to work my business, many times I ran home on my lunch hour to answer mail, and then I worked 3-4 hours (sometimes more at night on by business) I stayed up an extra hour or 2. I also
worked weekends and learned to work recruiting into my lifestyle so no matter where I went I had a 60 second commercial to tell someone, and of course got their # or email to follow up.

I can relate well to working full time and building part time because I did that for a number of years. I’ve never been afraid of work. I was raised to get a job, work 40 years and then get a pension and a gold watch. That does NOT happen these days/

So we all have choices. We can chose to work FOR someone else OR we can chose to build a future for ourselves. We can chose to be a WHINER and complain about all the things wrong OR we can chose to be a WINNER, buckle down and get busy
making things happen.

What is YOUR CHOICE?

Remember, you do have to CHOOSE!!!!!


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How I Found Network Marketing

Many people ask me how I found Network Marketing….. I GUESS YOU COULD SAY I WAS DEFINITELY WAS LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE. I was burned out on trading hours for dollars.

It was at that time on this job, and quite by accident, that I was FIRST introduced to the WORLD of NETWORK MARKETING.

Wait…..take that back, years earlier when my children were very small, I had HEARD of the big A company, and had been invited to several dinners where they don’t tell you why you came, so the folks could draw the circles on the board and show you how you would get rich.

We even got involved with friends for a short short time but found it more of a social club to us that a real business. Anyone remember those days??? They would invite you to weekly meetings, where you would pay to go, and afterwards the whole gang would go out to eat or something. They told you the products were cheaper because they were concentrated, yet it always ended up costing a lot more. They also charged fees to people to join and renew. I guess they were the FIRST to launch the field of networking, yet to me they were the hardest. I never understood why they would not tell you their name OR why they had to hide the fact they wanted you to join a business.

My impression was not good because I felt it dishonest to invite people to your home on false pretenses so needless to say, that was NOT for me.

To me that didn’t count and was YEARS AND YEARS before and nothing I saw as serious answer.

While looking for a way out, I started to read about Network Marketing. I also was NOT on the INTERNET at home at the time. In fact, I still had an APPLE II E at home and that was just for minor games and things.

ENTER MY FIRST LOOK at REAL NETWORK MARKETING!

It came in the MAIL. Hmmmm DIRECT MAIL. It was actually a letter, on high grade light colored stationary and it talked about a couple where the man had gotten hurt on the job and was not able to work, was BROKE and at the end of his rope??..BUT THEN?? enter the SOLUTION.

The letter said he found a company and now was making mega bucks, with his family. I called a toll free number to ask more and was told ALL I had to do was to sign up with them, and them they would give me a copy of this letter, which had my id on it. I would copy them, and mail them out and THEY would take the calls for me.

At the time, I was DEFINITELY Not someone that would pick up the phone or take calls from strangers, so this sounded pretty incredible to me. They would take the calls, and all I had to do was MAIL.

Sounded like Heaven…..right?

I thought GEE… I can do that! I can build a 2nd income this way, so if and when my company crashes, I would have an INCOME I was EXCITED but I still had questions and LOTS of them.

I spent several evenings checking and talking to the folks. I wanted to know about the ID # on the letter and who it belonged to since they were doing the calls for people. I wanted the name, and to know more about them.

I guess I asked so many questions, that they must have been sick of me :)) They finally told me my letter was from a gal in North Dakota named Michelle. She later became a good friend and several years later, my hubby and I flew out to meet her, and we all had a whirlwind trip through North and South Dakota, which was ONLY my 2nd time EVER in a plane. (I’m getting ahead of myself)

Anwyay at the time when they asked if I wanted to talk to this gal, I almost passed out. After all this was a STRANGER! I was NOT about to call a stranger. I had called the 800 # to ask about an Advertisement but that was DIFFERENT. This was calling a LIVE stranger at her home. GASP!!!!! They told me to expect a call from her the next night.

I remember the evening she called as if it was yesteday. I was SO NERVOUS.

However, she really was a talker and she was so bubbly and incredible that we hit it right off. She was brand new too and I guess looking back, she was EXCITED because I think I must have been her first answer to the letters she was mailing. We hit it off and I decided to jump in and mail letters too with her.

So I became a person with a FULL TIME Day job, and an OFFLINE Network Marketer by night. Funny I didn?t even ask about products or company, NEVER thought of that at the time I was REALLY GREEN.

At first it was sort of like a HOBBY or a fun game. I was doing SOMETHING that I thought would give me security and it was FUN. THinking back, it was also kind of like the dark ages, with NO PC. GEEZ, what a bunch of nuts we were. Mailing letters to strangers all across the country, with no plan other than to TRUST these other strangers that were going to take our calls and build us a business too.

We were giving a master copy of the letter with these folks story. Thinking back now, it is a shame we did not have a crystal ball to see the ending. What we did then, NOW makes NO Sense to me, but we did what we were told by the UPLINE. We made copies and followed their directions to the T.

Anyway, neither of us had any experience, so it was the blind leading the blind. Our upline instructed us to mail out a few thousand canned letters, with our id# and their 800 number and we were told they would handle the calls for us. To me that was like heaven, because I was quite shy and so were thrilled that they had this great system. It seems too good to be true.

LESSON # 1 If it seems to good to be TRUE…. Is usually IS.


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Do You Live Paycheck To Paycheck?

I was reading a book today. In it was a story about a salesman who used to sell a product for about $300. He would call on people at night because most of the time they were working daytime. Many people loved the product and wanted it but they had to finance the $300.

It brought back many memories to me of when I lived like that 20-30 years ago. I remember when we first got married, we had to buy a refrigerator and pay $17 per month for 3 years to get it. Fast forward till today. Last year I bought the top of the line refrigerator and paid $2500 for it and didn’t have to finance it. A few months ago, I purchased a stove I wanted that was close to $2,000, again in cash.

There is a big difference in my life today and my life back then. Back then I had a “JOB” and today I don’t. Today I work for myself. I no longer trade hours for dollars. I have learned to become independent and leverage my time.

Today I would not take a job if someone offered to pay me a thousand dollars a day. I learned a JOB means “just over broke”. When I had a job I lived paycheck to paycheck. I didn’t have enough money to pay for anything, so I charged it or financed it. That meant everything I bought cost additional money for finance charges.

Do you live paycheck to paycheck or have you learned the power in leverage and freedom? Today I’m blessed to use OPM (other people’s money). Anything I want, I go and purchase on my credit card. The credit card gives me reward points that I can redeem for neat things or flight and trips. I pay off the credit card in full so there is no interest.

I’ve learned the only way to become free it to become independent. Work for yourself, leverage your time. Find a great business, and go to work and build it. It’s no fun living life broke. Only you can decide to make a change. It starts and ends with you.

I broke out of the paycheck to paycheck lifestyle. If I could do that, I know you could too. Take action and make it happen.


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Network Marketing Can Be A Solution

I’m very grateful for my life today. That was not always the case. I was a stay at home mom We were happy but lived from paycheck to paycheck and there was never enough money to go on vacations or do anything extra.

Once my children entered school, we found the school system in our state not the best, so I went to work part time to pay for a private school for them. Once they got older, I decided to find a great full time job with benefits. I found a wonderful company within a mile of my house and took a traditional JOB.

Things were looking up and we had a little more income so we could do a little more. After about 8 or 9 years, things started to change. They layoffs started. WHile I didn’t get laid off, each week they would walk out 40 or 50 people. Because it was in the defense contracting industry, they would pay them 2 weeks severance pay, but they had to leave the day they came to tell them. Over the next couple of years, the company went from 2700 down to about 800 people, and everyone was doing the work of 2 or 3 people. I went from a fun 8-5 job to one that was more like 7 or 7 or even later, sometimes 6 or 7 days a week.

I began to search for a way out, and got introduced to Network Marketing. At the time, I had No experience or no clue if this was good or bad. I only knew that the job world was not working and I didn’t want to end up dead or dead broke.

Do you believe Network Marketing can be a solution for you as well? I never dreamed it could but found out i was wrong.

So I went to work, studied and taught myself to become independent. I made mistakes along the way but learned from them and moved to the next step and the next.

Today, my children are grown, and I have 5 grandchildren (3 in college). Because of the NWM industry, I have true freedom. I am able to vacation, and come and go as I please.

I always wanted to travel and see the world. I’ve been all over the USA, seeing many places. I’ve been to Alaska (my favorite) 3 times, on Alaskan Cruises. I’ve been to many other countries and seen some very amazing sites. As I’m sharing this, I’m getting ready to take a Rhine River Cruise thru Amsterdam and Germany.

My life is much different. I can come and go and still have an income that is much greater than back when I was working 60-70 hours a week. I have no debts. I drive the car I choose and I’m able to help others reach their dreams.

You may have heard NWM doesn’t work, but I can tell you different. It works IF you work. It does take work and effort. It does not make you rich just joining company after company. It does not work if you are not willing to work it. However If you are willing to work, it can work for you as it has for me.

There is life and hope outside the traditional JOB world. It worked for me and it can work for you if you start to dream again.


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24 Hours

We all have the exact same 24 hours in a day. It’s how we choose to spend our time that will make a difference in our future. If you plan to build a business to secure your future, that means you must find time to work and build that business in your spare time.

Most people go to a job of some sorts, either full or part time. Most have families. Many belong to clubs and other activities that keep them busy. Life is usually busy for everyone.

I’ve found you can make extra money or excuses, but never both. If you truly want to secure your future, then you have to find time to work your business in your 24 hours. If you don’t work your business daily, you can’t expect to succeed. It takes consistent work and action over time to be successful.

If you want true freedom, you have to create a plan and work that plan, and stick with it over the next months and years. Find the time now so you can celebrate later. You’ll be glad you did down the road.


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Travel

I’m not a travel agent by any means, but I do like to travel. I’m making up for all the lost time.

I spent too much of my life stuck in the cubicle world trying to make a living. Part of my life I was not working as I chose to stay home and raise my children in their early years. Back then I had never heard of Newtwork Marketing so I had no idea I could work from home and still be with them. Later as they told older and school age I get a job and started working to build a “retirement” and future.

Unfortunately it was not any better as soon I was working long hours and not getting any time off to travel or even vacation. I enjoyed my job but after years of no free time, it got old.

When the do more with less philosophy began to infiltrate the corporate world, I soon began looking for another way.

I’m glad to say over the last 10-15 years I’ve build a nice mlm business that today gives me both the income and the time freedom. I’ve met some of the best people in the world, made lots of new friends all over, and gotten to see some of the coolest places in the world.

I’m thankful for the freedom to travel and see the world. How about you?

Daine


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Hobby Lobby Stores

I received a disturbing letter that shows us all where our country is headed today. I checked on Snopes to see if it was true, and unfortunately it was. Perhaps we should all start to pay more attention before we see more of this.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/hobbylobby.asp

A Letter from Hobby Lobby Stores CEO
By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn’t much bigger than most people’s living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God’s word. From there,Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation’s largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family.

We’re Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I’ve always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God’s laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that’s what we’ve tried to do. We close early so our employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on Sundays, one of the week’s biggest shopping days, so that our workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest. We believe that it is by God’s grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We’ve not only added jobs in a weak economy, we’ve raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80% above minimum wage.

But now, our government threatens to change all of that. A new government health care mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don’t pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don’t cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one. If we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million PER DAY in government fines.

Our government threatens to fine job creators in a bad economy. Our government threatens to fine a company that’s raised wages four years running. Our government threatens to fine a family for running its business according to its beliefs. It’s not right. I know people will say we ought to follow the rules; that it’s the same for everybody. But that’s not true. The government has exempted thousands of companies from this mandate, for reasons of convenience or cost. But it won’t exempt them for reasons of religious belief.

So, Hobby Lobby � and my family � are forced to make a choice. With great reluctance, we filed a lawsuit today, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asking a federal court to stop this mandate before it hurts our business. We don’t like to go running into court, but we no longer have a choice. We believe people are more important than the bottom line and that honoring God is more important than turning a profit.

My family has lived the American dream. We want to continue growing our company and providing great jobs for thousands of employees, but the government is going to make that much more difficult. The government is forcing us to choose between following our faith and following the law. I say that’s a choice no American � and no American business � should have to make.
The government cannot force you to follow laws that go against your fundamental religious belief. They have exempted thousands of companies but will not except Christian organizations including the Catholic church.

Since you will not see this covered in any of the liberal media, pass this on to all your contacts.
Sincerely,
David Green, CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
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Gratitude

When people die, their friends and family usually attend their funeral. I’ve never been to a funeral where anyone had anything but good to say about the deceased. They talk about all the good things the person did, how much they loved them and appreciated them. YET….how many of them told that person while they were alive?

How about you? Is there someone special in your life that needs to hear from you? Who do you love? Why not let them know while they are still with you. Tell them you live and appreciate them?

We have a 30 day Gratitude Challenge running. Watch the 3 minute video, think about how you are grateful for, and take our challenge. Do it now. Don’t let another day go by without telling those you love.

Who are you grateful for?


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