Mind your business

Written by Michael S. Martinez

“Mind your business”

“Here you go again,” says your spouse (or your best friend). “Don’t tell me you are trying another home business. Haven’t you learned fromrepparttar last one? Didn’t you lose enough money already? Maybe you are just not cut out for it. Why can’t you settle for a steady job like everyone else?”

In a split second of self-pity, you agree. The reasoning is logical. After all, you must have tried a dozen home businesses, everything from Amway to zero down real estate. Yet nothing seemed to work for you. Still, deep inside you yearn for more. You refuse to acceptrepparttar 122510 destiny 97% ofrepparttar 122511 population is running toward, retirement in poverty.

The Ultimate barrier

Excuses for failure are a dime a dozen. “My upline never supported me”, “the products were too expensive”, “the economy just isn’t good right now”. These and hundreds of others make uprepparttar 122512 battle cry to justify failure. Howeverrepparttar 122513 true underlining cause of failure is held withinrepparttar 122514 mind of each individual who uttersrepparttar 122515 fore mentioned excuses.

In other words,repparttar 122516 ultimate barrier to success is your own mind. Your mind dictates whether you will succeed or fail in every undertaking in your life. If your mind is prepared and conditioned to accept wealth and success, nothing will stop you from attaining it. Onrepparttar 122517 other hand, if your mind is not prepared, no wealth building system inrepparttar 122518 world, no matter how good it may be, will pan out for you.

A perfect example is a mail-order business. Millions have attempted them and failed. Yet some have started mail-order businesses from scratch, builtrepparttar 122519 business and within a few short years became millionaires.

Those “lucky” mail-order millionaires facedrepparttar 122520 same problems and obstacles as allrepparttar 122521 other millions who failed, however somehow they found a way to overcome. The key difference isrepparttar 122522 beliefs that were held inrepparttar 122523 mind. The belief that success was “theirs”. The belief that they would findrepparttar 122524 answers to any situation drove them to continue when challenges came up.

Realize now that belief is a state of mind. In fact, it is a superior mental state that can be developed by anyone. Those who conquer in any business, utilize belief. Those who fail don’t. There in liesrepparttar 122525 problem. One ofrepparttar 122526 biggest mistakes that most people make when they come up against failure is quit and begin a new venture. Instead of looking inside, most people look outside of themselves forrepparttar 122527 answers. Huge mistake.

Anyone who tries a wealth building system and can’t make money must ask one question, “Is there anyone else making money doing this?” Ifrepparttar 122528 answer is yes, don’t blamerepparttar 122529 business. It is your thinking that is at fault. Jumping on torepparttar 122530 next system will not help. Only by changing your mind will you be able to change your success. Only by adjusting your belief will you be able to achieve what you desire. Andrew Carnegie, self-made multi-millionaire and one ofrepparttar 122531 first advocates ofrepparttar 122532 mind/money correlation said, “Take all my money and leave me penniless and within two years I will be a millionaire again. I have set my mind to attract wealth.”

How to use your mind to help you succeed

The following 4 steps process will condition your mind, increase belief and release your creativity. Set yourself up to succeed by flooding your mind with these techniques daily.

1) Setrepparttar 122533 destination: First and foremost is your decision on a specific goal. Aim high. Dare to dream big. Dreams are important as they setrepparttar 122534 focus of your subconscious mind. Benjamin Franklin said, “You must first have a dream in order to make a dream come true.”

Clueless About Network Marketing?

Written by Cora L. Foerstner

Clueless About Network Marketing?

By Cora L. Foerstner

A year ago, I began reading about real estate and residual income. My desire to become an entrepreneur was born. As I read,repparttar term network marketing and its synonym multi-level marketing (MLM) kept popping up. The authors of these buzz words didn’t bother explaining or defining them. They assumed that I, their eager reader, knew their meaning.

I asked around, but no one had a clue as to what network marketing was. One ofrepparttar 122509 down sides of academia is thatrepparttar 122510 business world is a mystery to many of us. And so began my quest to discover what I could about MLM. Proponents of MLM boast that anyone could start a business for as little as a few hundred dollars.

After some fruitless research, I finally struck gold. I stared open mouthed at my computer screen. The name ofrepparttar 122511 network marketing company jogged an old memory. In high school, I had known a young man who belonged to this company. A couple of times, he came to pick me up for a date, but before we left, he would clean my mother’s stove or refrigerator, showing herrepparttar 122512 miracles of his product. His goal, I assume, was to make money and dazzle me with his entrepreneur qualities. I felt humiliated because my mother was taking advantage of him to get her kitchen cleaned and because this boy was embarrassing me – I wanted to go to a movie or to a party, and he was cleaning my mother’s appliances.

I hadrepparttar 122513 holy grail in my hand, but I felt apprehensive. I told my colleague what I’d discovered. He shrugged and said,"It’s a pyramid scam."

But I found thatrepparttar 122514 lure of residual income far outweighed my apprehensions. Today, I’m a proud network marketer, ready to give anyone, who is as clueless as I was about network marketing, my fledgling expertise. Here’srepparttar 122515 scoop.

DEFINITION: Network marketing is a business that markets a line of products or several lines of products through independent salespeople. An independent salesperson is recruited; she, in turn, recruits other people; these people recruit others, and so it goes. Each representative builds her own business with her recruits and their recruits under her, and she makes commission onrepparttar 122516 sales volume of her team. The people underrepparttar 122517 independent salesperson are calledrepparttar 122518 downline. The potential for increasingrepparttar 122519 downline and earning money is exponential.

SCAM or LEGIT BUSINESS: When I was in high school and amorous young men were cleaning appliances, many fawned upon these companies. Let’s face it. There were lots of jokes. Most people didn’t make much money; they pestered their family and friends, and horror of horrors, they had garages filled with unused products that they had to buy to meet their quotas (a certain amount ofrepparttar 122520 products a salesperson or team has to buy). Times have changed. Today, major corporations and Fortune 500 companies, like AT&T, MCI, Citigroup, and IBM, have multilevel sales forces.

The difference between network marketing and a pyramid scam is easy to explain. Network marketers sell products; they run businesses. A pyramid scam is a con. People give someone money in hopes that they can get other people to give them money. The claim is that anyone can get rich just by finding other people to dorepparttar 122521 same. There is no product, no business. The people atrepparttar 122522 top make lots of money. The scam falls apart. This is illegal. People get arrested.

THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY: Not all network marketing companies are created equal. There are some excellent ones, some okay ones, and some down right awful, ugly ones. If you are looking for a network marketing company, you have to do your due diligence and make sure that you find an excellent one. Remember that you are investing in your future.

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