How Does Thinking Make a Difference? by Ed Foreman
Every one of us, at one time or another, has experienced difficulty. If you haven’t, you’re likely to… such as the loss of a job, a business failure, an unexpected drop in stock market prices devaluing your retirement portfolio, fire, flood, divorce, the loss of a loved one, etc. How we deal with that difficult experience determines its impact upon our lives. Long term, it is not what happens to us that’s so important. It is how we respond to what happens to us that makes the difference! Does that mean we can actually alter “reality” by the way we “think” about it? YES, we can.
|The next likely question then is, “I suppose you’d be happy, confident, cheerful, positive and enthusiastic if your spouse had just walked out on you or if you’d just lost your job?” Only if you desire reconciliation with your spouse, or if you want to remarry. Only if you desire to get another job equal to or better than the one you had! If you go around complaining, whining and criticizing your former spouse, telling everyone how unfair, inconsiderate, no-good and difficult that person was, do you think they would want to marry you? If you criticize and complain loud and long enough, they’ll soon understand why your spouse left you!|
|Do you think a prospective new employer would want to hire you if you are critical, condemning and remorseful about your previous employer? Or about how thoughtless, unappreciative and unfair they had been to you? They probably already have their quota of sourpusses!
All of us regret the loss of a loved one, young or old, and there will always be a reasonable period of mourning. However, to hang on to and dwell upon that hollow, hurtful feeling and painful memory for an extended length of time will begin to take its toll upon you—physically, mentally and emotionally, and upon your love, appreciation and feeling for those whom you still have in your life. Reflect lovingly upon the positive impact that person had upon your life, review the good times you shared together and celebrate their life, instead of dwelling upon their departure! Life is uncertain; no one is here eternally. Enjoy and savor the time we have (or that we’ve had) together, here, now and today.
Our life, our health, our being, becomes what we THINK. YES, our cells are always eavesdropping on our thoughts. Thoughts are real things that cause actions that develop into habits that make us happy or sad, relaxed or tense, healthy or sick, rich or poor. Life is for living, not just for enduring, not just for tolerating, but to be lived, savored and enjoyed.
Make today a good day and you’ll have enjoyed a GOOD LIFE, today. Repeat the process, DAILY. It becomes a habit!
How to “Own” Your Own Dream
By Rory Vaden, author of Take the Stairs
It is a peculiar truth of life that we often do not appropriately value the things we don’t directly pay for. One of the problems with credit is that it enables us to have something that we “want” now even though we might not really need it. And had we been forced to earn the money for it first then we might have decided later that it’s not worth the money because it’s not worth the work we had to put in to get it.
Unfortunately, many of us approach our dreams with the same buying-on-credit philosophy that we use to buy our stuff. We want to find a way to get them without having to pay for them upfront. In other words we want the accolades, the raises, the notoriety, the freedom and the status, but we’d rather not have to put the work in for it up front in order to get it. But even though we think that is what we want, it ultimately doesn’t satisfy.
A dream that is handed to you wouldn’t be worth as much as one you had to pay to own. It wouldn’t have the same significance, the same meaning, and it wouldn’t represent the same success. Even though we may not realize it, the satisfaction of reaching the dream comes from having paid the price in order to get it.
So if you have a dream–any dream–you don’t want it on “credit.” That is, you don’t want it “given” to you and you don’t need it to “come easy.” You want to work for it, you want to earn it, you want to pay the price for it. You want to own it! My friend and author, Randy Gage, often says “You should be the number one investor into your own dream.”
There are three currencies you can use to invest in owning your dream: time, money, and energy. If you have a dream that you want, you can own it by investing any one of those three things into it at any moment.
And as the “Buy-In Principle” of the Take the Stairs methodology reminds us, “the more we have invested into something the less likely we are to let it fail.” So don’t wait for your dream to be given to you. Don’t expect an easier way for it to show up. Don’t think it’d be better if it just happened. Instead, start investing! Start paying the price and you’ll be amazed at the power you have once you truly “own” your own dream.
See you in the “stairwell”
the-10-worst-people-in-mlm by Todd Falcone
This post is sure to turn some people off. If it does, then a good idea would be to look in the mirror and ask yourself, “Why does this make me so mad?”
As I go through this list of people, please know this. The names used here are fictional in nature and are not tied to any specific person. So…if I use a name here and it happens to be your first name and the badness applies to you, then it’s simply coincidental in nature.
You ready? This is gonna be fun.
#10 Wayne the Whiner: This poor fella is so focused on what’s wrong that he spends more time with tissues than in training. He’s so busy wiping his nose that he just missed out on the person in front of him that said they wanted to join. He’s one of those guys that eventually become a “red button” person on your cell phone. If you don’t get that, look at your cell phone and imagine him calling you. You can push one of two buttons, red or green.
#9 Erin the Exaggerator: Erin makes some money, but far less than she tells everyone. She walks around bragging about how big her volume is and how large her check, only to get caught one day when she forgot to log out of her genealogy report and a friend got a chance to see what she was REALLY making. That friend took a screen shot of her report and posted it up on Facebook for everyone to see. The sad thing is that she actually had a pretty decent check, one that a lot of people would be thrilled to have, so there was no need to exaggerate. Ooops! There went the reputation…and it didn’t even have to go that way.
#8 Dick: This particular person doesn’t need to be called by any other name. He needs no first or last name, it speaks for itself. He is one of those guys that treats his downline like trash, failing to realize that this is actually a volunteer sport that people do because they want to, not because they are forced to. Dick goes on every day pointing his finger at people telling them what to do, while all the while he does nothing. Dick isn’t very nice. And…Dick’s team is dwindling. Dick is experiencing team shrinkage. If Dick would simply smile more and be more kind, he’d realize that people would stay.
#7 Crossline Chrissy: Poor girl thinks she is God’s greatest gift to network marketing and that her company is the only game in town. She goes around writing letters to people in different companies offering them a “spot” and a unique opportunity to take part in the greatest thing that has ever lived, putting all others down. She spends most of her time recruiting people from other companies rather than actually growing our profession, showing her true weakness. Instead of “lifting up” our space, she degrades it. The thing is, her company is actually pretty decent and she’d likely make a more positive and lasting impact on the world if she just focused on talking to people that NEED or WANT an opportunity, rather than stealing from someone else.
#6: Johnny the Jumper: Johnny is well-liked by most…at least for a while. He has a really great personality, but no patience. He’s actually pretty decent at recruiting, mostly because he’s fairly charming. Unfortunately, his fatal flaw is the inability to stick to something for more than a couple of months. After about 15 deals, Johnny’s friends no longer follow him. The last time I saw Johnny, he was making sandwiches in a Deli down in Orlando.
#5: The King of Whales: This dude talks all the time about “how all the whales are coming in”. He’s one of those guys that you NEVER ever hear from until he’s onto the next deal. Then…when he calls you, it’s like you are his greatest pal ever. You’re the BEST of friends, even though the last time you talked was nine months ago when he was pitching you something else. You’ve heard this so many times before that you can literally lip it…wait, here it comes, “Todd…all the whales are coming in.” I chuckle every time he calls.
#4: Blaming Billy: This guy is always talking about how his sponsor wasn’t good enough, or how the system sucked. All the while, every company he has ever been in, people are making money. It’s always somebody else’s fault and never his. Poor Billy goes through life pointing fingers and assessing blame. The best thing for him to do what be to go to the carnival and enter the House of Mirrors ride. There…yes, there is where he will find his answer.
#3: I’m going to make you…Rich: I’ve met Rich a whole bunch of times. Rich talks a lot…until he’s gone. Rich comes in and never listens because he knows it all, even though he’s never made a dime in this profession. He talks about all the volume he is going to create and how you’ll never have to work again a day in your life now that you have him in your downline. Rich was done the moment he opened his mouth. He’s cursed. I’ve met many Rich’s in my day and NONE have ever done anything.
#2: Paralyzed Paula: Poor girl is scared of her own shadow. Wants to make money for sure, but can’t seem to get out of her own way for even a second. Paula keeps looking for all the answers even though she’s already been given access to all of them. Paula keeps calling you asking for help, even though you’ve given it to her time and time again, and even offered to make calls with her. She starts calling around to others on the team asking for help, insinuating that you’re not willing to assist. Interesting girl. Have you met her?
#1 Reinventing Rhonda: She saved up her money for almost two years to join YOUR team. She’s so excited to “finally” be working with you and to follow your lead. Bummer though. She won’t listen to jack. She knows you’re a leader in the business and that you have a long and proven track record of success, but she’s going to do it “her” way, all the while “saying” she is teachable. Then…she gets mad at you two months into the deal because you have stopped returning her calls. She hasn’t done ONE thing you suggested. She didn’t go to the training site, hasn’t attended an event, isn’t going to conference, and hasn’t event talked to one person in her warm market. Now…in her mind, it’s your fault. Crazy how things work, huh?
So…those are 10. There are more, but since I talked about 10 in this post, I will keep it there. Do you know any of these people?? Ever had the pleasure of working with them?
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