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Some days I have to just sit back in utter awe at some people. I mean literally with eyes wide and mouth open, you know the pose. People sometimes blow me away with what they say and what they do or don’t do.

 

Facebook is famous for it, only because it is currently the largest social media site out there. Don’t quote me on this but I believe they are approaching 1.2 or 1.3 billion users. Mind boggling number. So with those types of numbers I use Facebook for both business and pleasure. The pleasure side of things have a few “oh wow” moments, you get the odd crackpot on there and then of course there is the odd family member or friend who does something stupid. But mostly on the personal for pleasure side it is not too bad.

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But then there are my business encounters on Facebook. Now again most of these are good but I network market so I need to meet a lot of new people all the time, and that is where it can get a little funny. As a marketer I look for like-minded individuals on-line! People that put “self-employed” or Network marketer” or something like that by their name on Facebook. And when they do someone like me assumes they are into a similar type income stream systems I am.  Some people are legit and get to know you and genuinely want to know about your business. They may even tell you about their business, which is great.  But what really gets to me is the sheer number of people who say “can’t you just give me money?” Cyber begging! Or the prostitution that happens by both men and women on-line. Like how the “f” does that even work? Like I live where I live and you live where you live and you are going solicit me? Like I am going to fly your ass over here to do me…really???

 

Do people even take a half minute and think before they act or say stuff? I think I am going to put a jar by my computer and every time some one asks me for cyber money, sexual solicitation or an “I love u” pops up by line three of our first conversation I am going to drop a “toonie” (a Canadian two dollar coin) in it. And I am sure that by the end of the year I will be able to take my lovely wife on a holiday somewhere tropical.

 

I am on here to honestly get to know like-minded people and build business connections. I am hoping we also connect on a personal and professional level. I am not at all interested in cyber beggars or cyber hoe’s of either persuasion. And I am most definitely not looking for a lover after less that twenty-five words exchanged.

 

If you are a real person and we make a real connection on a platonic personal level or we decide we need to be in business together that is awesome. By all means lets rock that. Sorry to rant a bit like this but it must have been one of those cracker days on Facebook.

 

 

I will win

 

 

Why Is This Better Than a Lottery Ticket?

People day in and day out buy lottery tickets. They buy just about every conceivable type and style of lottery tickets. People will pay lotto max or whatever provincial or state run lottery system out there. Then there are the federally run lotteries. On top of that there are the countless little quick picks, too numerous to name “scratch card” type that people buy on a whim. In 2012 Americans alone spent $65,500,000,000.00, yup you read that right sixty five and a half billion dollars on lottery tickets in 2012!(1) That number is up a whole 8 billion over the year before! Why?

I believe it is a sign of the times. People are struggling so they are hoping for a solution. They are putting their money on either a random or heavily speculated sequence of numbers. The odds are astronomical to say the least. A typical ticket holder’s odds of winning in a local state lottery are about 18 million to 1 not very promising if you ask me. And then with the Federal Super Lotto your odds jump to staggering 120 million to 1. Wow!! Mind blowing and yet people show up consistently week after week to buy a ticket, because heaven forbid they miss a week and that is the week their numbers come up!! It blows me away that people will put their hopes and faith into a system that is designed to extract their money.

I myself prefer to believe in opportunities and my ability to work them and make them successful. I perfer things that are tangible and is something I can have a chance of controlling. If not completely, at least to some degree. I over the years have tried several opportunities from typical MLM opportunities, to direct selling plans with over rides, to forced matrix systems. And I have had varying degrees of success with certain ones in every type of business model. And obviously I have totally flopped in other versions of the very same models. So needless to say not all that glitters is gold, but, in every case I hand a direct hand in my own successes and my failures.

The concept I get really excited about now is a hybrid between the typical forced matrix designed compensation plans and a standard mlm or multilevel marketing compensation plans. It is the best of both worlds. The speed of a simple small forced matrix and the sustainability of an MLM pay plan. Beautiful!! Now doesn’t that sound about as good as pay plan can get? Second to none I am sure. I think it will be a while before something can come out that will top that.

My business partner and I have teamed up, with our combined 25 years of experience in this industry, and have taken it even one more step better. We have developed our exclusive “TEAM BUILD” rotator, so, now even if you have tried every other deal out there and have no one left that will even answers the phone when call, or you are that person that has never made a dime on line, or even a complete introvert, YOU can be successful with our system. All you have to do is join our “TEAM BUILD” rotator via the “next in line” referral link when you ready to join! As soon as you are on “board” you then simply submit your referral link to the system once you have successfully enrolled. It is that easy! We believe that once you have success you will not be able to help yourself, you will tell people about the “TEAM BUILD” system you joined!! As you will be making money online again and again and again! So just like you would with a good movie or book or restaurant you will want to tell your friends and family. And your friends and family will want to join the “TEAM BUILD” rotator too. And in that way, you will be able to “give back” to the very system that helped you find success online!

Drop us a message at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/glenmcdonald.biz to find out more or to get started. As with any opportunity timing is everything, and this is no different, and the time is now! We have partnered up with a very stable 12 year old debt free company with awesome products and an incredible compensation plan that is second to none. Add to that our incredible “TEAM BUILD” rotator system and your success is virtually guaranteed!! Everything is in place but you! Drop us a message TODAY at the above mentioned Facebook page and let’s get YOU started down the internet highway to SUCCESS!

(1) http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/27/news/economy/powerball-lottery-sales/index.html

The More It Works The Better I Like It

I know I just posted a blog yesterday about building a rapport with someone first before you drop you big sales bomb on them. But I have to say it is the “bomb”! And in this the bomb is a good thing.

Yesterday I blogged under the title of “Why cant you get anyone to join you??”. And in the blog I was talking about how to ease people into joining you with a small win first. I have learned that you need to introduce them to a small ticket sell item that people will find a good value from so they can feel good about doing business with you. Image

I been studying the secrets of online selling for a while now, and that is one of the more prevailent concepts in the industry. The reasoning is that the people you are meeting online do not know you at all. So to come right out with your primary business “buy now” it’s only $200, $300 or $400 or even more dollars get in, join me now will blow most people out. Sure you may get lucky and get maybe 1 in 1000 to jump in with you, but those are long odds. Not to mention the exstensive contacts lists you would need to acquire or purchase to blast through those numbers.

So the thinking is if you can have a good value low cost introductory item to present to people, they, your new contacts can try the water with you for just a few dollars. If your low cost product or introductory opportunity is of good value or a quick return on investment, now they have faith in you and/or your ability.  So now when you want to approach them with your primary idea they are much more receptive to your concept because you have previously shown them value and/or earnings already.

I know myself I am going to be more willing to listen to some one who has already shown me how to make money when he/she wants to show something new. I have experienced that personally, the people I have done business with that I have a favourable outcome with I am more apt to join again. The same is also true for those that I have shown opportunities to, the ones that got in with me and made money will join me again and those that did not, seem to never be home when I call.

So find your thing that is of good value and of low cost that most people will benefit from the use of or exposure to and start to make your online millions today.

If you are stuck for something like I was feel free to use the one I do.
http://www.ultimatecycler.com/ref/getfree

All the best to you!!

Why Can’t You Get Anybody To Join You!!

That is an amazing question.  I believe it needs some serious consideration. I have been suffering with this problem too, and wanted to know the answers. Then it came to me, like a beacon of light.

Let’s just clarify this quickly first. I don’t mean that you can’t get anybody to join you in your business, we can all get some. But it is typically a slow and hard process for most networkers. Now you may be the exception and seem to sign people all day every day, but that is not the norm.
I knew it couldn’t be me, personally, I am a decent sort, you know honest, hard working, dedicated etc… like most of us are. I knew it couldn’t be my business opportunities because they have too many success stories for them to be flawed.  So it wasn’t me, and it wasn’t the business, so what could it be.
And then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Success! That was the missing ingredient! People like to join people who have shown them success! I don’t mean “Look at ME!!” either. The people that have followed me have been the ones that have made money with me in the past and want to do it again. So then the question became “how do I get new people to join me?” And I struggled with that for awhile.
Until I found my solution to this problem. It was in the form a very low cost business that has a very quick return on investment/profit success business model. You see people could join this business for a measly $25 with Zero/admin fees or any other additional costs. And with the structure of this business having a 2×2 “follow you” matrix no matter were they join you in the matrix or how long it takes them to find their two people, as a business leader, you could put some people under them and they will make money. NOW YOU ARE A FREAKIN’ HERO!!

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When you help people make money/experience success and then suggest a new business they could join you in as well, “your primary business”, now they will be more willing to follow you. Because you have proven yourself a legitimate successful business leader. So that was the missing ingredient to your ultimate success. Success itself! Even just on a small quick scale.
Now that you have taught the new person what success feels like they will want more. And they will do the same thing you taught them. They will get their new people to join the quick low cost/risk opportunity get some fast success, and then they well most likely get their new people to join them in their main business too which just so happens to be your primary one  also!!
I hope this helps you to build a massive business. Oh what’s that? You want to know the name of this low cost/risk quick success business? Okay! Here is the link for you:

Low Cost Success Opp!

Join it! Your success starts here!! Got questions? My number is on the link.

What is the best way to secure your future?

 

Savings?

Some may say savings is the best way to plan for your retirement. I think it is better for the bank than for you. The way the banking system works with its fractional leverage rules, the more money you lock away in the bank the more money they can loan out at interest. The interest they pay you on your savings in marginal at best if at all. If you have too much money to through around and have made all the other types of investments, I guess you could throw some into savings. But I would question your sanity. In my opinion savings is the worst thing you can do with your money. The main reason is that a dollar put away today may only have a buying power of thirty cents twenty or thirty years from now. Savings are good for short term only, like saving up for a trip or a major purchase, stuff like that.

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Investments?

If you have some money kicking around investments is a way better way to go. Buying an investment is a better way to start to leverage your money. Buy into mutual funds or GICs are a surer way to develop larger dividends on your surplus money. Or better yet is investing into real estate holdings, real estate holdings are good for long term investments as they produce income from tenants and typically property values rise about 2-3% a year so over twenty or thirty years you can have a nice little nest egg. The beauty of this program is that you can even leverage the equity to acquire more holding properties. If you were to do this as often as possible over twenty years you could have a nice portfolio to help with retirement.  Another popular investment is into a second business, typically a franchise so it can be as turn-key as possible for you as you’ll probably still have your regular job too.

 

So that is all good and even great if you already have some money to invest. But if you don’t! Then what? How do you get ahead? There is an industry that is just the perfect thing for people that do not the large sums of capital needed to get into the investments world. It is the industry known as direct marketing, referral marketing or network marketing. This is an awesome way for the average person to use time as the medium to leverage up till the money starts to flow in. You see the old adage time is money is truer than you think. If you have money you can save time and start to leverage it right away, however if you do not have money the only thing you can leverage is your time. You have to be willing to commit some time to get the marketing opportunity off the ground. Once you put in some time, some other people who have joined you will start to put time in too and now you have just leveraged time. Keep leveraging time till the money starts to flow in. Once that starts to happen you can now start to leverage time and money, and that is the start of freedom.

 

Referral marketing generally comes in two formats. One type is you talk to people and over time build a network of like minded people who are all working towards a common goal, these are generally referred to but not limited to MLM type companies. Highly lucrative and typically have a great longevity as you are building relationships with your people, and likewise so are they. The other type is more of a passive referral type business were you put out your offering and people you may or may not know will join up on the product or concept offering. They will stay to as long as they are making money and or using the products.

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I personally do a mix of both types. And so far I have better success with the first type of business model. But with that being sad I am just getting started with the latter business type. In closing I would say whatever business you decide to try, or both like I have, just grab something and get started. You will be glad you did! I know I am. Already!!

 

All the best to you.

 

Yaaa!! It’s RRSP time again!!

 

I don’t know about your country but in Canada our government tells us how much we can tuck away without penalty every year. They call this “YOUR maximum RRSP contribution”. What is an RRSP you ask? It is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan. Our government has the audacity to limit the amount of tax sheltered money you can put into there. This concept kind of blows me away on several fronts really.

 

Firstly, why should the government care how much you can tuck away into an RRSP? It is tax sheltered when you put the money in there and you can earn tax free interest (oh boy, let look that hefty rate up), it is definitely NOT tax exempt when you pull it out.

 

Secondly, who really in today’s current hand to mouth existence, for most people, who can afford to even put money into one these registered accounts. I know most of the people I can ask will say “No, I would like too but…..” So how effective is this program if most people can’t even take advantage of it.

 

There has to be a better way. And I believe there is. It is building and a second or even a third passive income stream. Everyone can do this if they are willing to put some effort in. That right there is the number one hurtle for most people when it comes to building a new income stream. They like the idea, the potential rewards, and if they can picture it go gaga about the lifestyle afforded to those that do do it. But for most people that is where it all comes to screeching halt. Sure they will look at the opportunity, they may even sign up for the program, but if they don’t want the results more than they want to be watching evening TV, they will not succeed. Simple as that.

 

There are lots of opportunities in every industry type imaginable. So picking one that is right for you is no problem. Everything is available from passive-no recruiting to typical MLM to home party type businesses out there. So just analyze your desires, what you would like to promote and get started. I am personally involved in a couple of opportunities, some passive and some not so passive but they are in various different industries.  If you would like to know about my interests other than my main one I promote here just drop me a message.

 

Either way I sincerely hope you find one that works for you, and more importantly you have the desire to achieve it over the desire for evening TV viewing. I can honestly tell you it is well worth it!

 

 

I cannot believe this. I could not imagine this happening, can you?

Work your life, forty five maybe fifty years and then you retire to enjoy your so called “Golden Years” and it is ripped away from you because you are still carrying debt with you!! I was saddened and maddened when I read that. What has our society come to when that the average person cannot make money enough in his or her working years that they have to manage a debt load in retirement? Thinking about that blew me away. I couldn’t imagine trying to pay down debt on forty percent of what I couldn’t live on when I was working. It is no wonder so many elderly people look so down trodden.

 

The article was talking numbers like, of the people not retired yet but are over fifty-five about two thirds of are still in debt. Half of all retirees are still on the hook for about twenty-five thousand dollars and one sixth of all retirees are owing a staggering one hundred thousand dollars or more. These are current stats Canada numbers here. It has me concerned for the generation coming up to retirement. If our parents couldn’t pull off retirement debt free and have a little buffer to keep them going and we are doing what they did how are we going to fair any better?

 

I have actually been concerned about it for a while now. I will not be a sad statistic we I am retired so I have decided to be pro-active. I am employing some strategies which are starting to pay off already. I have read some books that have taught me to be my own boss. There are definite advantages to risk and reward. You are either working on your goals and dreams or you are working on someone else’. But rest assured some ones retirement is going to be better because of your actions, the only question is who’s? Business ownership is the best and surest way to secure your future. Not all businesses are created equal and some are definitely better than others. All businesses allow for tax write offs, and let me tell you it is a lot better to pay for things with pre-tax dollars than after-tax dollars. But that is just the beginning.

 

Some businesses are very time consuming, and please don’t confuse self employment as a true business. I spent several years doing that, they are good and can be more lucrative than a typical job. While I was reading a book called the “Cash flow Quadrant” I realized that real business had to be independent of my efforts alone. Meaning that for true wealth and freedom into your golden years your business must be leveraged on the efforts of others. So how do we all get freedom if we have to gain our freedom on the backs of others, wont some people have to be poor so others can be rich? Well there actually is a business model where everyone can succeed. Enter referral marketing, direct selling or network marketing whatever you feel comfortable calling it. This industry allows for leverage to take place over time making it possible for people to enjoy true residual passive income well into their retirement years and even beyond.

 

The start up cost is typically very small, so most everybody can afford to get involved. The products and services are usually of a very high quality so that people will use them and continue to use them for years and years to come. The model is very simple find a product or service you can believe in and start to use it yourself and over time find others who will benefit from the use of these phenomenal products. As they start to use the products and share with people how great the products are the network starts to grow. As it grow so does your passive override commissions and as the products get used and re-ordered by a growing team of users and consumers so grows your residual income. But not just your income because everybody who joins is the head of their business they too are growing a leveraged income just like you. That is the best system out there in my mind to help everybody gain financial freedom. Team work makes the dream work!

 

I remember when I was a kid; I think it was a shampoo company that explained it the best. They showed a girl using their product and she liked and told two friends, and the TV screen split into two images. And then they told two friends and the screen split again, now four images and they told two and the screen images double again. Now let that happen again and again and again till there are a thousand people or more all using the products you introduced to first few people. And now imagine your are receiving a small override passive residual income off of all those sales no matter how big it grows for the lifetime of the company. That my friend is true wealth creation that is lifestyle freedom that is retirement. The only question is when do you get started and how fast do you want to get to retirement?

 

I am doing it and it is working great. I am, this spring, selling my conventional business because my networking business has been consistently paying me more and it is growing. I am really excited about my future and where it is taking me, I highly recommend to everyone they seriously check this fast growing industry out.

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

The idea of attraction is instantly appealing to most people. Attraction is about bringing something toward you, almost like a magnetic pull. The idea of a magnetic energy drawing something toward you is at the heart of the law of attraction.

Now imagine what you could bring into your life if you knew how to direct that magnetic pull. When The Secret hit bookshelves, it revived an age-old concept. It’s nothing new. The idea has floated around for centuries, seemingly forgotten except by a few, then is always revived over time.

Some say it came from Hinduism. There’s a definite link to James Allen ‘s 1902 book, As a Man Thinketh . Allen’s title came from a Bible verse that says, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” For Allen, the heart was merely an extension of desires, goals and dreams ¬which could be fulfilled by attracting anything that is wanted or needed.

Rhonda Byrne, author of the blockbuster 2006 movie The Secret , admits that her inspiration came after reading The Science of Getting Rich , written by Wallace D. Wattles in 1910.

Once again, the simple attraction concept of Ask, Believe, and Receive is back in the limelight. What we call the Law Of Attraction had several names during the 20th Century such as New Thought, Science of the Mind, Positive Thinking, Metaphysics and Prosperity Thinking.

If you look at these names and the writings about them, you’ll see that this idea flowed throughout the years in one form or another -yet all hold claim to the idea that you can attract what you want or need if you practice the correct approach.

What is the right approach to attract your desires, goals and dreams? To begin, you have to understand that what you want or need is all around you. It’s like picking fruit -you won’t get peaches from an oak tree.
You have to recognize where peaches are and be properly positioned to reach those peaches on the tree. You also have to know exactly what kind of fruit you want. This is an overly simplistic way of showing how you must be in touch with your own desires before you can attract what you want.

The universe is a complex system that’s extremely orderly. The design of the universe is claimed in various religious beliefs, yet even the scientific community joins in the agreement that the universe is orderly.
To be orderly, there must be certain Universal Laws. Remember the “if … then”” rules in science class? If you pour this chemical into the beaker along with that substance, then you will have an explosion.

The Law of Attraction pays careful attention to the “if … then” order of the Universe.

The more scientific thinkers in this movement insist that the Law of Attraction is an element of Quantum Physics. After all, Quantum Physics is a study of the impact of energy on matter.

So if the Law of Attraction could teach you to focus your energy on what you want or need, then those things (made of matter) could be drawn to you. It’s like becoming a human tractor beam, locking onto something and bringing it to you.

Whether the Law of Attraction is part of Quantum Physics or not, the essence of how to make it work for you is summed up in the three words; Ask, Believe, and Receive.

I will continue with more on the “Law of Attraction” in tomorrow’s blog entry.  It you about the power of the ask, the believe, and the receive.

To be continued…

Ahhhh, Family get togethers!! You got to love them! Well I guess actually you don’t, but I sure do. I love my family, they are my world. You know what I mean? My children mean more to me than breath in my own lungs! That is a powerful statement but that is the truth! I would do absolutely anything for my kids no question.  I am sure just about any real father and daddy, well heck parent of either persuasion would feel pretty much the same way. So for me the times we spend together are my favourite times.

Like take tonight for example, it was my youngest sons birthday. I don’t know about your place, but around here when its your birthday you get to decide what your favourite meal is and that is what we are having for dinner. So today my wife and I spent some time building homemade perogies, and we’re not even Ukrainian! But it was great! Yup I am a sap I love my wife and enjoy her company. Its was great to spend the afternoon in the kitchen with the little wifey chopping, slicing, dicing, frying, and sautéing to make the stuffing.  After making these lovely little perogies I decided to stack them up. Take my advice don’t do it!! All was well after a little coaxing and some mild cursing to get them apart again. They cooked up beautifully. We had a delicious dinner of homemade perogies, sausage and topped it off with homemade cake and presents. No the sausage and presents were not homemade, but the rest was!

In three days my wife and I are off to the Mexican Caribbean coast for two weeks! We rented two condos in the north end of the hotel zone of Cancun for a week. We are spending it with… you guest it! Family! My wife’s sister and brother are coming down to join us on the Sunday, we get there on Saturday, and then a cousin of my wife’s and her other half are going to be joining the group on Monday. This will be great! We have been to Mexico several times now but this is the first time staying like a local in condo, no resort, no wristband, just are pasty white skin and Canadian accents to give us away. We are looking forward to it. Then the second week is just my wife and I in an adult only spa seaside resort in the Mayan Riviera. Just the two of us enjoying the fun, the sun, the spas.

Then back home we go to winter and to work. But is that not why we work, so we can have the ability to enjoy our free time the way we like? I know it is for me. That is what drives me to do the things I do. I love to be able to provide for my family and take holidays with my wife and my children a couple of times a year. To have my things paid for. So I own them! My cars, my work truck and equipment, my house(almost). My credit cards are on a use and paid program I don’t like to carry a balance. I started out in life with nothing just a strong back and a good work ethic. Well I wasn’t out there to long when I broke that. Left me in a chair looking around wondering how I build from here. It was tough, wife, four young kids,  me sole bacon getter, and BOOM just like that in a chair! Wakes one up in a hurry. I had a small disability pension and my medical needs were covered. I had to find something to do. For the first time since we were married my wife had to get a job. That was hard for me to take. It was then that I was first introduced to network marketing and what really got me listening was the leveraged nature of this business. Think about it for a minute. You get it going and say over a year or so you build it up were your make just a grand or two extra a month on the side. And then something happened like you got laid off or cut back on at work. You wouldn’t be so destitute. And if life stays going good you can go on that vacation you always wanted. Or do something boring like pay down a credit card(clever just not very sexy). Or heaven forbid something horrible like what happened to me. If I had built a safety net before I got hurt my wife might not have had to go to work.

Now fast forward a few years I have, with the help of network marketing, not just the money side but the self development side, have bought and sold two conventional type business, both started from scratch(one is a franchise though). I have raised in relative comfort seven young adults, all with good work ethics and strong family values(I love you all so much). I have designed and built a house(almost paid for). We travel several times a year, as a couple and as a family. Are next big goal is a whole family trip, all our children, their significant others, grandchildren all on a dream family vacation to Africa. Do the safaris and the whole nine yards. We can see that day coming in the next ten months or so, when the weather makes sense for us to do it, we‘ll do it.  We are not rich by any stretch but we are doing pretty good by most peoples standards. I am not wanting to toot my own horn here, I just trying to say that yes network marketing works.  Its working for me, and it is working for people on my team, both above and below me in the system we are working.  All I really want to say here is take a good look at network marketing or direct selling or affiliate programs because if you will commit to working with the systems, and don’t quit before you win, you will win!  I am, we are, and so are they.

I am actually a little diversified in them now but I recommend you find just one to start with and work it till it pays, then maybe try a second one. But whatever one you choose an whatever business model you choose make sure you believe in it 100%. You can never sell something you don’t whole heartedly believe in and the people can always smell a rat!

So if you are not in an opportunity yet or if you feel ready to try and add a second one I’ll provide links to the ones I am doing and you can check them out if you like.

Hope this finds you well and have an amazing day!

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