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when the wrong people call USE Due Diligence

 

When The Bad Guys Come A Callin…run – run – run.  Do your due diligence so you know who and what to run from.  change….above!!!!

It never ceases to amaze me that those I consider to be highly educated find themselves on the wrong side of the law.  Not because they wilfully and openly committed a crime but because they bought a product or service which they thought would save them some money.  How can this happen to highly educated people who should be able to figure out if what they have become involved in is illegal.  The scam artists that perpetrated the scheme prey upon one of the human emotions called greed and exploit it to their own gain and usually the gains are large.  Whether you are a network marketer or a customer buying products or services Frustrated Network Marketer–When The Bad Guys Come A Callin… you need to be educated enough to know what to avoid.

Global Prosperity a company that managed to get 100’s of innocent people, including doctors and lawyers, involved in a tax fraud scheme which cost them jail time.  Even the highly educated can be conned into a scheme, without being aware of the legal implications, because the con men play on the emotion of greed. In this case most people don’t like paying taxes so the cons set up a realistic sounding and professionally presented way of being able to avoid paying taxes by convincing these people to use their tax evasion training which just happened to be illegal.  Doing research and asking the right people questions about this illegal training could have kept them out of trouble in the very beginning.

The top cons then tried to changed the name to Pinnacle Quest so they could continue with the scheme.  It appears that as the  cons get out of prison they are getting back into the scam business again.  As these top scammers and o few from Zeek rewards,  $850 million dollar Ponzi, got together to begin Elite Business Nation.  What chance that this will be a legitimate honest business with those that have started this up when you consider their track record?  Not a chance!

It appears that even the highly educated can get themselves into trouble if they don’t research the products/services of businesses before they get involved.  It is so important to do your research to keep yourself from being scammed and losing  your hard earned cash.  There has been suggestions that there will be a closer watch on the internet businesses by the FBI and more action will be taken to bring down the scammers.  It is also been stated that they will be looking at the distributors who are involved in these scams, most times the distributors are unaware they are involved in a scam, with the intention of bringing charges against them also.  So be aware or you could find yourself in a jail cell because you can’t plead ignorance to the fact you were promoting a scam without your knowledge.

 

“You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him
discover it within himself.” — Galileo

"Life is the sum of all your choices" Albert Camus

Gray Lawrence

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls. Winston Churchill

Successful Networker- Skills Five Pillars (Final Part) Sponsor + Training = Company Brand

If you are sure you are right, you need not worry what the world thinks.
If you are ever to achieve noteworthy success in your life, you must be willing to stand apart from the crowd. Success is something that is achieved by the minority, not the majority, of people. You will also discover as you climb the ladder of success that there are many who, out of jealousy or envy, will be little your achievements. Nevertheless, if you have the courage of your convictions, nothing can deter you from your course. You develop confidence in your beliefs by doing your own thinking and by constantly testing and revising your knowledge. Use W. Clement Stone’s R2A2 Principle, to Recognise and Relate, Assimilate and Apply information, from any field to help solve your problems and direct your thinking. Napoleon Hill

Second Skill: The 5 Pillars Training Pillar FIVE

Leaders know one thing; if they have no one following it is going to be            a long walk

Pillar FIVE
Pillar stone_thumb[30][4]Pillar stone_thumb[30]This is the last pillar Does your Mentor or Sponsor offer a System for Success that will work for You?
• The team you join must have a system in place that will work for everyone who uses it.
Pillar stone_thumb[30][10]• There must be complete resources available; books, videos and audios explaining the system.
• The system should be designed to Teach The System! Remember, you want to build your business, Not baby-sit it.
Pillar stone_thumb[30][10]Pillar stone_thumb[30][10]• You must take full responsibility for learning the Skill Set. Your mentor can’t do that for you.
An ‘open’ system will allow you to go up line for clarification and advice.
• If you don’t see the system working for you right away, don’t try to reinvent the wheel.
As in everything we do in life there is a learning curve. Plug in and be patient.
• Personal development should have a big emphasis in the system. This is a relationship business,
the more you know about yourself, the better you’ll relate to your clients and customers.
• DO NOT MAKE A LIST OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
• DO NOT BUY LEADS.
• Purchased leads require salesmanship.
These methods do not work anymore.
90% of our population are NOT good salespeople.
Not only that, most people don’t even like salespeople.
Before choosing a System, get a YES answer to: "Can I do this?" and "Will my Mentor help me?"
Your Mentor’s System Should:
(Ask for a list of those for whom it has worked 3 levels deep)
• Be a proven System that teaches a full Skill Set, including:
• Client interface,
• Advertising/Internet know how,
• Behavioural knowledge,
• Mentoring methods,
• Industry History.
• Have Free Skills Training,
• Have an affordable, easy to navigate Back Office, that includes:
• A complete lead management system,
• email and ad copy templates,
• Capture pages combined with an auto-responder,
• Integrated ad tracking and performance comparisons,
• A Help section that makes the Back Office tools easy to understand.
• Keep you Free to build your business.
Stay away from those administrative tasks like building web sites.
• Allow you to do your own Targeted advertising. Brand Yourself!
Now we have been through the training advice what questions do you have for me?

Coaching isn’t an addition to a leader’s job; it’s an integral part of it.               — George S. Odiorne

 

Your Vision of the future, lies from within
Gray Lawrence
Successful Networker

The Greatest leaders of the world were men and women of quick decision -Napoleon Hill

Successful Networker- Skills Five Pillars (three and four) Training = Company Reputation

 

Don’t look to the stars for the cause of your misfortunes: look to yourself to get better results.
There are many things you cannot control, but you can control the only things that really matter: your mind and your attitude. External forces have very little to do with success. Those who program themselves for success find a way to succeed even in the most difficult of circumstances. Solutions to most problems come from one source and one source alone: yourself. Living life to the fullest is a lot like shooting the rapids in a rubber raft. Once you’ve made the commitment, it’s difficult to change your mind, turn around, and paddle upstream to placid waters. But it’s the excitement and adventure that make it all worthwhile. If you never make the attempt, you may never know the depths of despair, but neither will you experience the exhilaration of success. – Napoleon Hill

Second Skill: The 5 Pillars Training Pillar THREE 
PILLAR THREE

Pillar 3: Does the company have a Remarkable product at a reasonable price?

Pillar stonePillar stone• All MLM companies have a good product. But, there are others available that are just as good!
• It should be competitively priced.
Pillar stone• If the product has both a Retail and a Wholesale price,
Your company has a Recruiting business model, STAY AWAY unless You are Red!
• Warnings:
• If the product would not sell without the business opportunity attached, it is ILLEGAL.
• If you can’t pay with a credit card and Must pay by cash or money order, it is ILLEGAL.
• If distributors collect the money while the company stays at arm’s length, it is ILLEGAL.
• If you MUST have a Retail Merchant’s account, the company is SCAMMING YOU.
• When you begin to justify your product to someone, You become a salesperson.
CAUTION: Networking is a relationship business NOT a sales business.

Have you given this some thought? are you ready to take on the challenge?

If we’re really serious about walking the talk all the time, we have to focus on the small stuff. — Eric Harvey and Al Lucia

Second Skill: The 5 Pillars Training Pillar FOUR

Pillar FOUR

Pillar stonePillar stoneYou will now find the information coming together I hope you find it useful.
Pillar 4: Does the Compensation Plan Pay Part-Timers?
• 95% of networkers are part-time people. 
Make sure that people can make a decent income working a few hours per week.
Pillar stonePillar stone• Beware of companies that advertise how many millionaires they have created.
Make sure it’s not at the expense of those "at the bottom". Everyone should be able to benefit.
• Take the Comp Plan Test – Ask yourself this question:
• "How many people do I need on my Team to earn a recurring income check of £500 per month?"
• There are companies out there that require as many as 500 and as few as 20.
• It’s not unusual to see well-established companies that require 150 to 350 people and
they are still able attract new distributors – Amazing! They must be sold on the product!
• If your up line won’t or can’t answer this basic question, You should Run.
• If you are making only 5% to 8% commissions on product, You are being extremely underpaid.
• If a company stresses "Recruit, Recruit, Recruit!", You should "Run, Run, Run!"
• The purpose of any business is moving product from the company to the end-consumer.
• The majority of your commissions MUST come from product sales; otherwise, it is a SCAM.
• And if you work a plan that Does Not pay on product volume,
somewhere in the process You will lose money!
• More important: You will lose Credibility Too!


The hallmark of a well-managed organization is not the absence of problems, but whether or not problems are effectively resolved. — Steve Ventura

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence

Successful Networker

"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

Successful Networker- Skills Five Pillars Training = Company Reputation

Actions, not words, are the greatest means of self- praise.
There are times when you will be asked to put yourself forward, to compete for a position or a contract, and you will have to speak about your accomplishments. Naturally, you will want to put the best foot forward. Be certain, however, that when you do so, you are confident that honest inquiry will support what you say about yourself. If your actions have been wise and responsible, the record will show this. Leaders in any organization are those who say, “Let’s get going. Let’s do something rather than wait around to see what happens.” When your past actions demonstrate that you are a person who accepts responsibility and shows others the way, your career and relationships will benefit you accordingly. – Napoleon Hill

Second Skill: The 5 Pillars Training (Part One and Two)

PILLAR ONE
You will have now decided where you fit in the colour scheme, lets see if we can expand our knowledge and the tasks that lie ahead ensuring you take the right path!
If you are looking for a company to join or simply want to evaluate the company you are already with, Michael’s 5 Pillars technology outlines a simple method to measure any company. Caution: Please do Yourself a favour and answer these questions with your critical eye.

A company may have the greatest products and the best pay plan on the planet, but if it is lacking any of the Five Pillars, you could lose EVERYTHING overnight. Your income and Reputation are at stake.
The correct answers to these 5 questions WILL save You years of Failure and Frustration.

Pillar stonePillar 1: Does the company management have personal experience building their own networking organization? Have they done it with Integrity?
• Search Google for the owners of the company.
• Do the owners have Integrity? Add the word ‘Scam’ to your search.
• Do the owners have a Corporate background or an in-the-field Network Marketing background?
• Read your "Policies & Procedures" and "Terms & Conditions";
both are part of your Legal Contract.
• Look for the word "On going".
• Look for policies that strike you as "Unreasonable". Like "Termination, with or without cause".
• Ask yourself "Does this contract protect me or the company?" "Is it clear which way it leans?"
• Does the company charge you for training or a company web site?
• Does the company charge you for each pay check they send you?
• Rules of Thumb:
• The longer the contract, the greater the possibility that the policies important to you
are being hidden in "Legalese"!
• If it’s a "Cash Only" business…It’s a Scam!
• If you can buy a position at the top…It’s a Scam!
• If you are offered a "Special Deal"…the playing field isn’t level for all.
• If the products are sold on eBay at a greatly reduced price…Buy there instead.
• If a company is publicly traded, Financial Decisions Will be made in Favour of the
Stockholders at the Expense of the Distributors.
• Check these two websites: MLMwatchdog.com and MarketWaveInc.com
Does this not make you think? (To follow will be Pillar Two)

Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream of things that never were and say why not, Robert F. Kennedy, quoting George Bernard Shaw.

Second Skill: The 5 Pillars Training Pillar TWO

To inspire is an implant, to motivate is an injection, to manipulate is an infection

PILLAR TWO

Pillar stonePillar stonePillar 2: Has the company passed the "early failure" Time Line? Are the company’s Products timed with the beginning of a massive trend of consumer demand?

• Beware of "ground floor opportunities" and start-up companies.
• There should be no rush to get in on the "ground floor".
• 99% of companies don’t last two years.
• If the company is good today, it will be great tomorrow.
• Most people don’t make money in the first two years while the company is dealing with start-up issues.
• Profit comes AFTER two years. Join then.
• Avoid companies which have passed beyond their "momentum phase" and have become household names.
(The realistic potential for big growth in gone)
• Do not join a company with a product that has no profit margin!
(i.e – a long distance service or a vinyl record company)

Now you will see why we provide this information, feel free to call anytime

Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. — Thomas Edison

Your Vision of the future, lies from within
Gray Lawrence

The Greatest leaders of the world were men and women of quick decision -Napoleon Hill 

Successful Networker – Invest in yourself

"To have a breakthrough, you must consciously connect with the invisible forces that are everywhere around you, urging you to go beyond your old conditioning."—  Deepak Chopra

Commit to investing in yourself If you are interested in personal development it is “Extremely important” to you . No matter what it is you want to improve, no matter what you want to achieve, it will almost certainly require an investment or will be much better and be achieved much quicker with the right investment.

Diary penTake a moment alone with pen and paper, start by listing the areas of improvement to which you wish to commit. This is the hardest part, what you already know now needs to be written down.  Do not limit your thought patterns and write down  acceptable self improvement goals, and you can probably add quite a few more to this list once you start putting your life together or even in order…

Take a look around and see what resources are out there which could help youbuild blocks goals make serious inroads on those improvements you desire, they could be a variety of things but one always stands out  “An Extra Income” more money to do what you wish you could do with a little more, time with family holidays etc. Examine them carefully. There are a lot of scams out there, but there are also a lot of diamonds if you look carefully enough. Try to find at least one for each of the areas on your list. Don’t worry at this stage about how much money they may cost. All that should concern you right now is whether you believe they will help you achieve your goals better or faster, or both.

Once you have come up with the list of investments you want to make in yourself and are reasonably comfortable that, at least for now, this is a fairly complete list, the next step is to work out how you will pay for them.  One problem many people have, though, is that after they have paid all their monthly bills there is no money left to invest in themselves.   What may surprise you, though, is that no matter how much you earn you will almost certainly still find there is no money left after paying the bills. How can this be? A Discussion with your partner is advisable

The answer lies in Parkinson’s Second Law. You have probably heard his First Law – “work expands to fill the available time”. But perhaps you missed the Second Law – “expenditure rises to meet the available income”. Parkinson’s Second Law is often applied to bureaucracies and they way they can needlessly spend our money. But it is equally applicable to personal expenditure.  The corollary of Parkinson’s Second Law is that if you look carefully at your spending you will always find cuts you can make without impacting noticeably on your overall lifestyle.

Take an income..

Once you have done this, regard yourself as your own primary creditor. You owe yourself a lot of money, so start paying it back.

Pay yourself first. Before you pay anyone else. Do not feel guilty about doing this. Every day of your adult life up to now you have paid everyone except yourself. Now it is your turn!

How much should you pay yourself? Well, that depends, of course. It depends on many factors. Not least of which is how much you managed to save off your budget – make sure at least half of this goes to you. Some coaches suggest it should be a minimum of 10% of your gross earnings. But again I stress this depends on your own circumstances and budget. Just don’t allow it to be whittled down to almost nothing!

Put it in savings and investments that you resolve not to touch except when investing in yourself.

Create a Second Income

Network in blueNetwork Marketing provides all of us the golden opportunity to obtain our dreams and goals, quicker and with less time than the job which is fine until you have to retire! Then what? On the list at the top under advice and training training is paramount if you wish to succeed with the right guidance from people who know; should be what is it you want in Network Marketing or what you want from it.

Whether you work for someone else or have your own business you should consider ways of creating a second income. You can then reserve most of this new income to invest in yourself (well, the profit on it – as there will always be expenses).   One way you can do this is to set up an online marketing business. There are some major advantages of choosing this route rather than, for example, finding an additional part time job somewhere.

Your first step should therefore be to examine your budget very carefully, with the aim to go part time once your MLM is working. Think as a business person, either an employer or your own business and you need to show a profit. Step back and look at that business as if you were the finance director, it is surprising what cuts you could make and still continue to enjoy life just as much. Fine if you want the basics in life “SURVIVAL” but to get more you need to think outside the box. Network Marketing has al you need and it is part time until you and your sponsors feel you could retire form the day job or survival income job! Advice is always accepted if you wish to move forward and who better than those that have trodden the path before you, This does not happen for any or at least most employees..

Man on stringsThe first advantage is that you will be completely in control. You can invest as much or as little time as you like. As your business grows you may decide to give up your "day job" and spend all your working hours moving your internet business forward – but that is entirely up to you. There will be no boss looking over your shoulder telling you to speed things up or do things differently. Of course, you should also recognise this can be a disadvantage – you will need to have some good self-discipline to ensure you spend enough time doing the right things. That leads to the support you will get once you have decided what style or type of business you are comfortable with and keen to expand and move forward.

The second advantage is linked to the first. You do not have to work on specific days or at specific times. You can choose when to do this work. If you wake up in the middle of the night and cannot get back to sleep you can sit at the computer and do something to move your online business forward.

The third advantage is that once you have set up your business properly it willGold Bars begin to generate profits for you even if you do not put a lot of effort in to grow it. You will need to continue doing some work in order to maintain it, so I do not believe it is correct to call it "passive income", but it should certainly generate you high profits for not a great deal of work as long as you have built it correctly.

Be aware, though, that as with any other business an online marketing business will require you to invest time and effort. Do not be misled by claims you will often see that suggest this is a miracle "instant millionaire" formula. It is not! You can certainly become very wealthy if you choose to do so, but this will not happen over night. If the “Instant Income” where true; would we not all be doing it?

You will also probably find there will be a few false starts before you get yourOwel teacher own formula right.  Ideally you should take advice from an internet marketing coach (remember your sponsors & training) who have been there and done that and who can stop you needing to re-invent the wheel yourself, especially with sponsoring and your prospects . This will be free advice as your sponsors will help you before thinking of themselves, They want you too succeed and it will save you making costly mistakes and ultimately ensure you reach your goal faster if you choose the right mentors.

Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey." Michael Josephson

Invest in Yourself

Once you have started the Business you have decided to ‘do’ not ‘try’ you can   help others  to achieve the same aims that helped you, often people have their own dreams and goals but too succeed you need prospects, thus creating that second income….Spending the additional income wisely is  not in company shares or bricks and mortar. You are going to invest in something far more valuable than that. You are going to invest in yourself

The essence of wisdom is to see that there is always a solution once you realize that the mind, which seems to create so much suffering, has infinite potential to create fulfillment instead." – Deepak Chopra

Your Vision of the future, lies from within
Gray Lawrence

The Greatest leaders of the world were men and women of quick decision -Napoleon Hill

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