June 25 – 2017

Before you close this post and go on with your day or night… there’s something I’d like you to take a moment to think about.

Success is like an iceberg.

Most of us only see the 10% that’s visible above the surface: the nice house, the expensive clothes, the fancy car.

But most of us never see the 90% that’s under the surface.  All the hard work, good fortune, and mindset that go into keeping that success afloat.

So we focus on trying to achieve the part we can see.  And we wonder why we never quite manage to create the life that we want.

Can you relate?

This training is designed to help you understand what’s going on under the surface.

It’s going to help you discover the root cause that determines whether you struggle in life… or you succeed. 

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering why you haven’t got the results you have always hoped for… then T. Harv Eker International has the home-study course for you… entitled, Secrets Of Inner Power.

This is my P.S. reminder to review Harv’s previous material before committing to anything further!

REW

June 24 – 2017

Most people have jobs.  They faithfully go to work each morning, do their best to execute their duties, come home tired, and look forward to weekends and vacations.

They do this to make ends meet, hoping something better will come along.  And better things do come now and then, along with setbacks. But the drudgery continues.  Week in.  Week out.  40-years pass.  Life has been half miserable.  But it’s time for retirement

Retirement means getting out of job jail.  No more hated work.  It‘s now time for relaxation and fun…

Just kidding!

As it turns out, retirement today is this: After giving up a fairly well-paid full-time job, you take on several poorly paid part-time jobs (without benefits) to pay for your ever-increasing retirement expenses.

But it doesn’t have to be that way…

You can spare yourself the misery by ditching the job early on and replacing it with a career.

What’s the difference?  A career is a life’s vocation…

You work a job to make money.  You work a career to build something you value.

With a job, you are always thinking about the time you won’t be work-ing.  With a career, you are always thinking about it even when you aren’t working.

The reason for this is a matter of focus.  A job looks inward: “I do this to make money for myself.”  A career looks outward: “1 am building some-thing that others can appreciate or use.”

The litmus test for determining whether you have a job or a career is this question: If you could afford to, would you do it for free?

You shouldn’t work for money.  You should work on having a career.

If you don’t like your work but are doing it because you have to support yourself and/or a family, start working on a Plan B. Plan B is titled: “Doing Something I Care About.”

REW

June 23 – 2017

Friendships can lead to good working relationships.

I must share this quick “Friends!” story.

Two friends were walking through a dense jungle.  Knowing the dangers, they promised to stick together whatever happened.

Suddenly a tiger appeared in the bushes.  One friend immediately turned and ran, climbing up a tree and leaving his companion behind. He watched as his friend dropped to the ground and played dead.

The tiger approached, sniffed around, and leaned down, seemingly whispering something in the man’s ear.  It roared once, then stalked away.  Feeling ashamed, the other man climbed back down the tree.  “What did the tiger say to you?”

The man looked up. “He said, ‘Never trust a false friend.”‘

Some days, you just need to know you have got a friend.

The point is you need to feel that someone “gets” you and is in your corner.  With all the push, pull and tug that can go on in the workplace (and it happens everywhere, folks, even at the good places), you have to develop your own support systems — and friends can be invaluable. Good ones are like rocks; they keep us anchored during our personal storms.

You probably spend most of your waking hours at work, so friendships are natural.  Working together can easily turn co-workers into best friends, making jobs more enjoyable and the workplace a home away from home instead of just away to make a living.

REW

June 22 – 201

I was getting a bit long-winded on my last post … but this is where I was headed!  I believe everyone is looking for something!  Two of those some THINGS are health and wealth … I’ve never met anyone that could not use a little more … OR A LOT MORE … of health and/or of wealth.

A big part of ME is my Network Marketing love!  YES … I LOVE THE NETWORK MARKETING PROFESSION.

And although I do not own the profession, the profession enables me to conduct my business in a manner that best-suits ME.  Because I want many, many hundreds of others to experience and rejoice in “the biz” as well, I take an approach to prospecting that is completely with-out stress.  In fact, I despise the word prospecting.  I ask my new acquaintance or friend, “Hey, l’m just curious.  Would you be at all open to a side project if it didn’t interfere with what you’re currently doing?” OR “What are your thoughts about the use of Essential Oils?

If they’re not open, I DON’T proceed to the next step.

I might say, “No.” … “Okie-dokie.  Have a great day. ”

If I’m feeling a little courageous, and have the time, I might add, “Okay, cool.  No problem.  Just curious.  Do you know anyone that might want to make some extra money if we showed him/her step by step how to do it?”

Maybe I’ll get some referrals.  Or, maybe they’ll say, “Wait a minute here.  Step by step?  That really rings my bell.”

I just posted about “the very I script I use,” on my Facebook page, and before it is lost with the passing of time — here it is again!

REW

June 21 – 2017

It’s NOT A JOB

Now if you’re comparing “what we do” to a job, then you’re doing your-self a disservice.

Network marketing isn’t to be compared with “a job” because you don’t own a job.   Actively “playing” the stock-market to pay monthly expenses is not a job.  It’s what I do!  So what constitutes a job?

If you’re comparing “a job” to where you show up, punch a clock, where you don’t have an investment of money, but an investment of time, that might be a job.  If: You can never be free.  You have to show up.  [I think we’re getting closer to what the reality of a job is.]

I never had “a job” that I stopped showing up at … that continued to pay me.  They figured out that discrepancy rather quickly, sometimes too quickly.  You got to look at the difference there.

I do many things to earn money.  I have a part-time job with benefits. One of the benefits is our group dental plan.  Another is “accumulated paid sick-time” and paid vacation time.  I suppose, getting extra pay for working on statutory holidays is a benefit … as well as … my employer matches my private pension monthly contribution.  There is a long-term disability insurance plan that covers me while I’m employed. Peace of mind … I’ll have to thank ’em when I leave!

I guess my beginning this post was to point out that everything I do is part of my “work package.”  The Network Marketing part is my passion; my VectoVest Day Trading is my love; and  “the punching the clock part” is my security … it keeps my wife happy.

REW

June 20 – 2017

Using your street smarts will put you on the road to success.  Here are just two quick examples from Harvey Mackay.

Paint your wagon.  Did you ever notice how many people happen to work in office buildings more than one-story in height?  And how many of these same people look out the window off and on during the day? Why not paint your company name and logo on the top of your delivery vehicles or trucks?  it’s the easiest, least expensive and most neglect-ed form of advertising.

Call on people on their birthdays.  l always make it a point to visit my customers on their birthdays.  If you can’t get to them personally, call or email them.  Send them a humorous, but tasteful birthday card. Stress this tip with your salesforce.

This such a BIGGY of Harv’s…  You won’t believe how much business we write up on our customers‘ birthdays.  They are in a good mood. Bring them a creative gift.  You are not buying their business, you are building a relationship.

l once figured out that l make approximately 300 phone calls a year to my customers and friends on their birthdays.  l always try to put a smile on their face by singing Happy Birthday in a humorous voice.

My reminder is, “To always be thinking … to always be taking action … to always be street smart.”

REW

June 19 – 2017

Met some great fellas at the Calgary VectorVest Users’ Group, tonight. They meet at the Memorial Public Library, which is very affordable and accessible.

Chairperson Mike manned the computer/video presentation equip-ment allowing the evening to more along with meaning and purpose. Many different stocks were put forward by the group and discussed openly.  Many … new to me … VectorVest program tricks & tips, and general usability ideas were also shared.

The group breaks for the summer holidays, resuming again in September.  I look forward to rejoining the group in October, as I’ll be away for parts of September.  All-in-all very helpful…

REW

June 16 – 2017

Time to retire one of my many printers.  Good thing when I buy printers, I buy them in pairs.  Doing so allows me to swap ink and to throw less ink away when a printer no-long-works!

Unfortunately you cannot install two wireless printers — of the same make and model — on the same network running from the same router.  This means one printer must be hardwired to a computer via a USB.  No problem, until you want to install the latest drivers and not default to the Generic one…

Went online to download the Hp drivers and customer service walked me through the install.  After about 30 minutes … I have two printers, one working in my upstairs office and one in the lower office.  This should save a bit of running up and down stairs.

REW

June 11 – 2017

The worst failure is the failure to try.  Failure can become a weight or it can give you wings.

The heroes in Horatio Alger’s stories demonstrate that you can’t avoid setbacks and disappointments.  As Robert F. Kennedy said, “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

“Make your stumbling blocks your stepping stones.” –Harvey Mackay

REW

June 10 – 2017

Got the day off … a Saturday … YES!

Hope to learn a great deal at the VectorVest Training today…

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the results.”  – Oscar Wilde

REW