Let’s show you how to build 2 businesses a year and be greatly successful !

Starting out is always the hardest part, and that’s what should expect when starting a business from scratch. You should know that doing alone is silly if you have never been in business for yourself and really have no idea how to market on the internet. Here the point is that you shouldn’t have to start from total scratch as many successful entrepreneurs have written hundreds of books on this subject, though many have come and gone and some have written books with outdated info that will teach you little about the current markets, If you are marketing programs, or consumable products and want your customers to be kept up on the newest and best stuff, you should consider a list that you can keep up to date and build. Now if you are into stocks and trading then you wouldn’t unless you are getting commissions from the brokers for active referrals,

Active referrals are what we are looking for in all businesses, and repeat users of our products. So here is the thing that has been rattling in my head. We really need to leverage our time most of all. So let’s work on that and say, if we can work for let’s say this month to get just 15 referrals, and lets say 5 start out active, then we are moving along respectfully and let’s say this month we put in 45 hours, we worked 3 hours per referral. Next month we repeat and get 15 more, but 2 quit from the first month and we got 4 this month and our 3 working got 10 -15 with 2 actives, now we are a team of 7 working and the next month we get a total of 7×15=105 now we have worked 45 hours again, but we are growing exponentially because we are still doing our 45 hours and adding our average 15 a month. Now think about this, you keep in touch with the ones that fall off and show them that they are missing out on some great income, and maybe 1 or 2 come back plus the new ones and things are really bumping up in numbers. Now you keep up and the downline does some cycling and that’s normal, If the program is working properly you are all in a total WIN-WIN situation and word will spread viral all over the Internet,

All you have to do is build solid rapport with the downline and at this point you do 4 to 1 advertising for your downline, meaning that you help them grow their downlines faster and at the same time yours will grow with minimal effort, if you take the 15 referral a month method to infinity you will have a business that is nearly self sustaining for years to come. Just DO NOT FORGET to keep in touch with the downline, they are your bread and butter, meat and potatoes.

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By Lee Trost

Are you just working? or are you answering the (WHY) and succeeding?

I was off and working again and had to reach deep for some inspiration to do what really needed to be done. The job was tedious and was trying my patience, a very hard thing to do as I am very patient and like to see perfection as much as possible. When most people get to this point they either procrastinate, avoid, or blow up and get frustrated, then they look for something to blame. Hope that this isn’t you, because it is one of the least productive ways to go. 

I will make this post short as time is short today. Before making a decision to do a job whether for someone else or yourself, Make a note, a goal, a step to a goal, or a mark to reach for. Start with the big picture and give yourself a reason, (a WHY) you are going to spend time and/or money doing this, then work out the steps you have to do to achieve this. If you are like me, you don’t have all the answers and that’s OK, Starting with the things you know build that path of steps and where there is a gray area leave it blank or mark it with your best guess, then find someone who has achieved that step and ask them for input or assistance. The more complete you can make this the easier it will be to break it up into little bites that are easy to chew. 

OK- maybe a bit vague, but your (WHY) is the thing you wish to achieve:

Pay off your bills. 

Get out of Debt

A new Home, Car.

Maybe a new relationship 

Start a business

Go to school – there are so many ways to do this also

The big one- Is be financially independent. 

I sometimes laugh at this one because if you use money at all, and you’re not your own self sustaining country, are you really independent or just less dependent, 

So get to it and if you don’t have a ( why ) you should think about that too. This is the first thing that is usually overlooked when setting goals, and most people have been taught this backwards 

Most find the tools, then seek the knowledge, then make the goal, and get started with the wrong tools. so reverse this, Set the goals, research the ways to the goal and get the tools that will specifically get you there, which will save you tons in time and money.

Where has all your Social Security Gone, ????? You should read this right away.

If you get any Social Security at all in any manner, you might want to read.
Did you know this?   Unfortunately most  did not, and I am one of those whose Social Security  funds are direct deposited to my bank, thus, I never see the checks.  Once  again, our beloved congressmen are playing fast and loose with vernacular.   What motive did they have for changing  the name of our Social  Security?  Im sure they have a plan, and it wont be to our betterment.
                                                       SS CHECKS!
Here we go.
JUST REALIZED THAT  WITH REQUIRED AUTO DEPOSIT, I NEVER GET TO SEE THE CHECK ….
ALERT EVERYONE YOU  KNOW. THIS AFFECTS ALL OF US.*
*Subject:*
SOCIAL SECURITY  becomes 
FEDERAL BENEFIT CHECK
Have you noticed, the Social Security check is now referred to as a
Federal Benefit Payment?
I’ll be part of the one percent to forward this. I am forwarding it because it Touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you.
Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.
The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a Federal Benefit Payment.
This is NOT a benefit it.  It is earned income! Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did, as well.
It totaled 15% of our income before taxes .
If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that’s close to $180,000 Invested in Social Security .
If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social security
($375/month, including both you and your employers contributions) at a meager 1%  Interest rate, compounded monthly, after 40 years of working, you would have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved!
This is your personal investment
.
Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month .
That’s almost three times more than today’s average Social Security benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the Social Security Administration.
(Google it – its a  fact).
And your retirement fund would last for more than 33 years (until you’re 98 if you retire at age 65)!  I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could live in retirement if our government had just invested our money in low-risk  interest-earning accounts.
Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever did.
They took our money and used it elsewhere.
They forgot (Knew) that it was OUR money they were taking.
They didn’t have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to them.
And they didn’t pay interest on the debt they assumed.
And recently, they’ve told us that the money won’t support us for very much longer.
But is it our fault they misused our investments?
And now, to add insult to injury, they’re calling it a benefit, as if we never worked to earn every penny of it.
Just because they borrowed the money,
doesn’t mean that our investments were a charity!
Let’s take a stand .
We have earned our right to “OUR” Social Security and Medicare, which we also paid for.
Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government.
Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going, for the sake of that 92% of our population who need it.
 
*Then call it what it  is: Our Earned Retirement Income.*
___Jim Bailey Assoc,

What is the government up to?

We’ll as I have said, I can write, but am no way a blogger as far as I can tell. That’s still alright by me, as I hope that all readers see what I am doing is just communicating and offering ideas that may give you an AHA!! moment and inspiration for anything that you may be troubled with whether online or off. As someone who has always had an ascew view of most things, I see things in a way that is both very analytical and many times quite nieve. So now in life I struggle with the system as it truly hasn’t been making much sense, the government messed the whole concept of “the American Dream.” Gains in life are ridiculously hard to earn, everything is under the scrutiny of the system. Things used to work as: I trust you until you prove to be untrustable and a liar, and then you had the chance to offer an apology and an explaination.

NOW no one is trusted upfront and it takes time to earn that trust. Reputations are under the judgements of all. Skepticism is at an all time high, why? you may ask, Because of what the politicians have done. They are passing laws behind closed doors that will work with there private interests, not the interests of the people, They bailed out the banks so that they could get back to business, but with all that money going to save the banks, why did the failed bankers and boards of directors,CEO’s, etc,,,take record size bonuses on your buck, that money isn’t the governments, it’s ours, In my opiniion everyone should stop paying taxes ane shut down the federal government, I don’t know how you feel about that, In our constitution it gives us the right to shut down the government when it stops working in the interest of the people

So this is where I think things should be, The saleries  for the officials should be no more than that of the national average of the employment nationwide, at the beginning of there terms and if the government has a surplus of money at the end of each year, it should be banked. Here’s how I see it, agree or not, The government has many programs, some are unnecessary and duplicated of checks and rechecks, The citizens should be able to audit the government, as we should. Failure to perform isn’t to be rewarded but punished, like you and me, if we can’t do our job we don’t get paid, we don’t get perks and for sure no bonuses or raises. Right?  They get a cost of living increase and you get your hours cut, because the employer can’t meet the federal mandates they are now putting into force to cover the Obama plan. I work for myself and I work for an employer who has to increase their workforce to meet the federal mandates for employees, and all those costs will trickle down to the employees to much higher rates topping out at more that 25% of the average laborers gross income since most med costs are tax deductable. If you make $600 a week before taxes you will pay for you and your spouse at least $150 of that. DO the math and you’ll have at least that to mortgage/rent, then food, then utilities, then home and auto insurance, are you feeling that there isn’t anything left to go towards savings, retirement, or just having a little vacation, I do.

If  you have skills and are older, employers don’t want to pay for experience, just cheap labor to keep costs down, no matter how much more productive a seasoned person is, that would require less training and supervision, that could actually be additional team leader. Most are starting to advance from within which is preferred by many employers, if they have qualified persons available.

Now that I have babbled on about the government, and employers, I really didn’t have anything else on my mind today after talking to people on the phone and internet today. Having been for the last few days bombarded with quick to riches offers that may or may not be legit, many saying that you can be debt free in 3o-90 days  If this has left you scratching your head, I will apologize first and thank you second for reading this post. Anything on my blogs  will be legit and require work,  When I find the golden goose I will show those interested. God blesses all good people. no matter what your beliefs.

By Lee Trost

Being of service, how the world used to work.

Being of service is the way most wealthy people are programmed. It is a moral imperative in our lives to help others, whether asked or not, I go into this in a second. Good people feel obligated when they see you in distress or in misfortune, when they know there is something they may / can and are willing to do about it, This may be done in charity (free) or in offering a solution to your situation in a opportunity, Humbly I wish all I could do for anyone in need is, charitable, though Compensation for services rendered has been expected. I know that in the end all good things come to us who are patient,

Can we really meet our goals doing only charitable work? The answer is YES, though it may take much longer. I do work online and offline. the work I do online is promoting business ventures that help you with marketing and finances, so you can live better, healthier, less stressed and have a life of freedom. The offline is work both employee and entrepreneur, being I can use my hands and tools and do almost anything. Build, support, create, repair, furniture, displays, bikes, cars, motorcycles, as a jack of all trades, and years of experience, out of necessity, growing up in a household that never was in need only wants, as both parents had to work most of my childhood. Repairing second hand merchandise was a way to make money and have the things I couldn’t buy new, This leads back to the Charitable part of service as I offer my experience to do things that others do not know how, are too lazy,  just don’t have the time, or are physically incapable. Most of the time they offer to pay generously for this type a assistance after the offer is made to take on the job.  The point is. you only have to do a good, great,or excellent job to start getting a demand for your services, more excellent you are, the more the return in new business and/or money.

So, if your doing something online or offline, as an employee, employer, entrepreneur, or just a good gesture, do the very best that you can, and most important of all, followup whenever possible to further your relationships with whoever you come in touch with, by asking them how is this/that working for them, as an affirmation and testimonial for your services, as this will created more opportunities.

Live well, Dream bigger, and Love often,

I am always hunting for great ways to aid in Internet Marketing

Hi all, Not really an internet blogger, and that’s alright with me, just want people to know I am a real person with hopes, dreams, and vision, as well as ups and downs like anyone else. I work my tail to the bone in all that I do, many times just spinning the wheels while throwing stuff on the road. This is what happens to lots of us who know what we want to accomplish and really are still searching for how to actually accomplish it, Some of us have mentors and some don’t, as they say this can be a blessing or a curse, as that not all teachers can teach everyone the same, So in leu of this I am always searching for programs that teach and aid, on this blog page are some older and some newer sites I work and try to find the best ways to promote, use and understand so that I can mentor better. New at this for about a year now I can really see where much of the difficulty lies and hope to work out a way anyone can get a good start and at least know the steps to start from absolute zero. I haven’t seen  that many yet, as much as I have searched,yet, all that said, if they say are free they  have had something to pay for or invest in monetarily, I want to reward people for their time at the beginning. The thing about training videos is that they are always done too fast for most and need to be watched over and over, Since these are onsite only and cannot be downloaded,  many cannot watch them due to limitations on their internet, and many can’t watch webinars and keep good notes, or be there at the time they are aired. I started with The 10k Challenge because it met most of the criterea that was stopping many from moving ahead, Not a scam or get rich quick system, Just a training format that is as easy as it can get to follow, The way I wish other programs would be, And there may be others like this, which I am working to find. As you can see here I am trying to help others understand that marketing is mainly understanding what you are having to work with and getting your main points into the heads of those you are helping, We are not selling,  just informing people of their options, everything is a choice, and how to get to the right one, –for you,

There’s a new kid in town

Hey there, that’s right the new kid in town, Yep, starting over at 56 is a hard thing to do. its not like riding a bike, sort of wish it was, but it’s not the same at all. So here we are getting older and really on the adventure of a lifetime. I should have gone this route long ago. I knew the internet had untold riches and I tried to grab some, they fell through my fingers, imagine that. Now there, there’s a new kid in a small town where gossip is probably king.  People talking to people, talking about this and that. What an opportunity to actually get this place talking about the new kid, No news is good news, but gossip in the right direction could be golden and maybe we could get a few really talking, The point here is that communication is the key to the whole thing just going viral, or as we used to say spreading like wildfire.

We’ve got Green Stuff, We’ve got Healthy stuff, and also we’ve got Techie stuff, and anything else you can think of. So as things move along, I’ll talk about this and that, a little of this and maybe a lot of that. It could be open forum type stuff or real serious, so that will depend, I guess, on what the day before had and what’s coming up tomorrow. I linger at times in the past. try to state the present and Dream about the future. There’s still much to do, but we can always do it together. Hopes and dreams have a lot more power if we work together. Hope all your dreams come true.

If you would like any info on what we’re doing, don’t hesitate to write or join us. As I build this site and blog I guarantee we’ll all be better, smarter, stronger, faster, and above all richer, no not only monetarily but in our heart of hearts. The time has never been better, or more so evident as now.

Live Your Dreams

Wakeupnow – The software suite for better living, All new and improved this year.

Wakeupnow is setting the bar pretty high this year, we have added some really profitable items as well as revamping the financial suite and vacation planner to be easier than ever to use, The compensation plan is outrageous and tops for the industry. You can be a user and just work the standard savings and travel discounts, or do it as an IBO (independent business owner) and make income from the MLM format and the savings from your business that are tracked constantly and daily by TAXBOT which is part of the IBO tools group, You would be hard pressed to find a better more efficient program for finances and straight up savings.

Being that said, the training is well above par as well as the customer service, The program is easy to follow and the weekly newsletters and abundant webinars keep you well informed, and the real bonus for most may just be the bonuses offered by Kurt Mortensen. author and professor in Persuasion, Influence, and Negotiation, the very tools used and required by all the great businessmen and leaders of our time.