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  • Why Hillary was so sure she wouldn’t be indicted

    See history right before your eyes. See the depth of the corruption in the current White House. See the total desecration of the US Constitution. See why Hillary skated and why it was guaranteed by Obama and his Dept. of “Justice”. courtesy of the National Review

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  • So, The Grasshopper’s “Entitled To Stuff” Party Won – For Now

    I was going to call this article The Better Marketing Won but that wasn’t emotional enough. And I do want this article to be read so I went with the more emotional title, keywords be damned. Besides that’s why they won: better marketing based on emotion.

    Yup, the Democrooks used emotions to rile and hook voters, emotions like revenge, envy, anger, fear and greed.

    But so did the Republicrooks use these emotions, only they had a larger dash of reason leavening the bread before it was popped into the oven. Too bad because reason doesn’t make this recipe.

    So, lesson learned – in marketing, emotions always trump reason.

    Or as the maxim goes, People buy on emotion and benefits not reason and features.

    Only, as most of us in marketing and sales know, once the item is taken home, unwrapped and taken out of the box, the buyer’s emotion subsides and reason comes acreepin’ in. And then comes the dawn.

     And the next dilemma.

    “Sorry, all sales are final.” Can’t return this purchase.

    What to do? Simple – Keep those emotions engaged. Only now it’s got to be smugness, arrogance, and a bit more greed to be satiated.

    Yup, the Grasshopper’s marketing team got the vote out alright with bigger and better promises and vilification of the other side.

    Marketing lesson learned: Promise them anything – and then some more.

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    Just Who Do You Think You Are?

    Seriously. Who?

    The ‘Real You’ is revealed in this 3:58 video by the late, great and loving Alan Watts.

     

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    14 Oct 2012, 12:59pm
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  • MLM Tip from Big Al: Death Wish Marketing – Lesson #2

    Last time I shared with you Lesson #1 from ‘Big Al’ on Death Wish Marketing or Believing Our Enthusiasm for Our Product Has Something to Do With What Our Prospects Want.

    Let’s move on to Lesson#2 from ‘Big Al’:

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    Before selling the Wonderful Product, do a survey to find the best market for Wonderful Product prospects.

    Remember the cat from Lesson #1? The cat didn’t want canned garbage. However, during our interview the cat told us that dogs loved canned garbage. Now we have located a market to sell our canned garbage. All we have to do is call on some hungry dogs.

    The same holds true for Wonderful Product that improves common sense. We need to survey and locate the nest of prospects who want more common sense.

    Maybe we find a bunch of baseball owners and baseball players. They could take the Wonderful Product and realize that they earn money by actually playing baseball — not from strike talks and endless negotiations.

    Or, we locate a group meeting of the “Flat Earth Society.” They’ll be inspired when their newly-found common sense shows them that the earth is round.

    As professional marketers we must spend our efforts locating prospects who want (not need) our products. This is ten times more effective than peddling sales presentations to every breathing organism that we encounter.

    So if you sell water filters, don’t try selling them to everyone. Focus your efforts on people who care about their health.

    If you sell car alarms, locate prospects who own customized automobiles. Since the owners invested personal time and effort in the customizing, you can be sure they want to protect their car. Conversely, owners of Pacers and Gremlins (remember them!) may actually want people to steal their cars. Those prospects would be a waste of time.

    If you want to reach sewing enthusiasts, advertise in the Sewing Circle, not Gun Trafficking Gazette. Your prospect, the sewing enthusiast, is looking for editorials, stories and ads about sewing and subscribes to the Sewing Circle.

    If you want to reach network marketing enthusiasts, advertise in network marketing publications, not in Socialism Today.

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    All this makes such perfect sense I wonder why I didn’t think of it myself! Maybe I should take some of those commonsense pills!

    Here’s a peek at Lesson #3 from ‘Big Al’:

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    Imagine we interview a bunch of readers from Socialism Today. They tell us they want an MLM program that requires no investment, no work, no recruiting, no selling, and no anything.

    “Aha!” we think. Our survey has located what these prospects want.

    Unfortunately, these aren’t the people who want to become MLM leaders, and certainly aren’t the ones who will invest in their own training and marketing expenses. They just want something with no effort.

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    Imagine – prospects who are looking for an MLM program that requires No investment of time or money, No work, No recruiting and No selling. Sounds like 98% of those who fail!

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    12 Oct 2012, 12:37pm
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  • MLM Tip from ‘Big Al’: Death Wish Marketing or What Hungry Cats Can Teach Us

    ‘Big Al’ recently shared three lessons with us Network Marketers regarding the importance – or non-importance – of loving our product or service. Below is Lesson #1 with #2 and #3 to follow. Enjoy and Learn.

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    Our enthusiasm for our product has nothing to do with what our prospects want. We’re going about this all backwards.

    Dear Fortune-Building Friend and Subscriber,

    Quick!

    What is the favorite cat food flavor that finicky felines recommend?

    1. Tuna

    2. Chicken

    3. Beef

    4. Pork

    5. Liver & Kidney

    6. Cream

    Tough choice, isn’t it?

    Here’s the problem.

    We’re trying to choose the best flavor based on our experience or limited observation. Quite honestly, we’ve never tasted any samples of these six delicious flavors. That means we’re operating on guesswork.

    Or, we could operate on observation. We can watch hungry cats choose which cat food flavor they eat first. But that creates a problem. We are limited to observing the six-flavor varieties above. What about other flavors? Would cats like to try something else?

    Now we’re getting somewhere.

    Instead of guessing, we’ll get the facts. We’re going to interview a cat.

    Interviewer: “Tell me about your daily cuisine. What type of foods do you like?”

    Cat: “Meow, meow, meow.” (Translation: “Every day it’s the same canned garbage with six slightly different aromas. Yuck! Dogs love canned garbage, but not us discriminating felines. However, I must eat whatever my domesticated servants bring me from the grocery store. Unfortunately, they’re not too bright. These I.Q. deficient humans must shop on instinct and continue to go to the same aisle and shelf every trip. Maybe I’ll send them to obedience school or yeah . . . that’s it. I’ll send them to the vet!”)

    Interviewer: “Sounds like someone could make a fortune if they would market what cats want! So, if you had your choice, what flavor or type of food would you choose?”

    Cat: “Meow, meow, meow.” (Translation: “Mouse guts! Fresh mouse guts! They’re the best. They’re the ‘cat’s meow’! Awesome stuff! I mean, what can those mentally-challenged human shoppers be thinking? That cats stalk the wild for a tin can of flavored lard? No, we hunt for fresh mouse guts!”)

    The payoff

    Hmmm. Now we are getting somewhere. If we want to market food to cats, let’s find out what they want!

    But, that’s only part of the equation.

    There’s more.

    However, let’s first see how this part applies to multi-level marketing.

    For our example, we’re going to talk about selling some products. Of course, you can apply the same principles to selling your business opportunity.

    Imagine that you sell the Wonderful Product. It’s a high-energy multi-vitamin that improves common sense.

    If we are amateur marketers, we’ll just try to sell it to anybody. We won’t even try to find out where our market lies. Our sole purpose is to push the product down the customers’ throats, whether they want it or not. (Sounds a little bit like those mentally-challenged cat servants, in case you’re not following this analogy.)

    Without caring about our prospect’s needs, the typical sales presentations goes something like this:

    MLM salesperson: “Take this Wonderful Product. It will give you some common sense.”

    Highly-Paid Government Official: “What? And lose my job? Even brief moments of common sense will get you demoted around here! No way would I buy your job-killing garbage!”

    Yes, we’re selling what we want (the Wonderful Product). We are not selling what our prospect wants (less common sense).

    What if we apply a bit more selling pressure or push the benefits of the Wonderful Product? Here’s what happens:

    MLM Salesperson: “Take this Wonderful Product. It will give you some common sense.”

    Lawyer: “That sounds like slander to me. But it wasn’t me who did it, it was my partner or somebody who looked like me. And your accusation is probably an illegal medical claim subject to FDA rules of gas chamber executions. I’ll see you in court! Your product costs too much. It’s dangerous. What if everyone got some common sense? I’d be unemployed! And besides that, I’m from the ethically-challenged minority. I should receive special treatment. Just ask any liberal highly-paid government official.”

    MLM Salesperson (adding another benefit, just like they teach in those selling classes): “Besides giving you some common sense, the Wonderful Product will also enhance your cardiovascular system.”

    Lawyer: “Fool! Lawyers don’t have or even need hearts. Hearts get in the way of our billing practices. Get an I.Q. and learn to sell what people want!”

    Lesson #1

    Our enthusiasm for our product has nothing to do with what our prospects want. We’re going about this all backwards.

    First, just like the cats, we must find out what the prospects want. What did the highly-paid government official and the lawyer really want?

    Stupid Enhancers!

    Yes, we could make a fortune by selling what these prospects wanted: Stupid Enhancers!

    All we had to do was take a little survey first.

    Sure that sounds great, but what if your MLM company doesn’t carry Stupid Enhancers?

    Then on to . . .

    Lesson #2 will be coming shortly and will answer what to do.

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    11 Oct 2012, 11:46am
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  • What If SUCCESS Looked Like MAGIC . . .

     What if it looked different than you imagined it.

    What if you’ve never known success to any degree and . . .

    If you didn’t know what it looks like or. . .

    How to get your hands on it or . . .

    What to say. . .

    And what to do?

    What if success as you’ve always imagined it were as foreign to you as a moon rock.

    What if you thought Success was like Magic. Would you be looking for where the mirrors and trapdoors were located?

    What if when you saw someone succeed or heard someone talk about what it takes, it would seem to you the same as hearing how to pull a rabbit out of a hat? Or make a coin disappear and then reappear?

    What if the majority of people in Multi-Level Marketing believe secretly that MLM stands for Mostly Like Magic?

    Would that explain some of the things that linger in your mind about why you’re having trouble getting going? Or keeping your downline populated? 

    Chapter 7 of my book is Does MLM = Many Love Magic?

    It’s available only on Amazon Kindle.  Here’s the link.

    Plus if you need to turn your device into an eReader you can do that with a download from Kindle that’s phree!

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    The Essence Of Creativity – “What box?”

    On Friday I had the occasion to visit my local community board where I was asked to sign in on one of those lined sheets with columns and lines for Name, Address, Phone, email Address, Reason for Visiting.

    So I did so but, whether I write large or the lines and spaces are too small, I used more than what the designer of this form allotted.

    When I handed it back to the woman she wrinkled her nose and mumbled something about “taking up more than one line.”

    My reply: “You really were taught well, weren’t you?” and when she looked at me a little bit defensively I countered, “I mean, I’m sure you were told not to color outside the lines, weren’t you? But the essence of creativity is to use whatever you need – space, lines, time – to get done what you set out to get done.”  

    Perhaps too big an answer to a rather insignificant issue but her reply was a peek into a way of thinking that has crept into our lives and is crippling us.

    We have become SO sensitive, SO worried about offending, SO paralyzed by whatever is considered “correct” this season that nothing is getting done. We’re not working, not earning, not building, not creating.

    Worse. We’re sliding backward into an abyss.

    You have, I’m sure, heard the plea to think outside the box.

    The best reply I’ve heard to this is,

    “What box?”

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  • Top 10 GMO Foods To Avoid – from the Activist Post

    This article is from the Activist Post Blog and was written by Elizabeth Renter.

    It’s important to note that steering clear from these foods completely may be difficult, and you should merely try finding other sources than your big chain grocer.

    If produce is certified USDA-organic, it’s non-GMO (or supposed to be!) Also, seek out local farmers and booths at farmer’s markets where you can be ensured the crops aren’t GMO.

    Even better, if you are so inclined: Start an organic garden and grow them yourself.

    Top 10 Worst GMO Foods for Your GMO Foods List

    1. Corn: This is a no-brainer. If you’ve watched any food documentary, you know corn is highly modified. “As many as half of all U.S. farms growing corn for Monsanto are using genetically modified corn,” and much of it is intended for human consumption. Monsanto’s GMO corn has been tied to numerous health issues, including weight gain and organ disruption.

    2. Soy: Found in tofu, vegetarian products, soybean oil, soy flour, and numerous other products, soy is also modified to resist herbicides. As of now, biotech giant Monsanto still has a tight grasp on the soybean market, with approximately 90 percent of soy being genetically engineered to resist Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. In one single year, 2006, 96.7 million pounds of glyphosate was sprayed on soybeans alone

    3. Sugar: According to NaturalNews, genetically-modified sugar beets were introduced to the U.S. market in 2009. Like others, they’ve been modified by Monsanto to resist herbicides. Monsanto has even had USDA and court-related issues with the planting of it’s sugarbeets, being ordered to remove seeds from the soil due to illegal approval.

    4. Aspartame: Aspartame is a toxic additive used in numerous food products, and should be avoided for numerous reasons, including the fact that it is created with genetically modified bacteria.

    5. Papayas: This one may come as a surprise to all of you tropical-fruit lovers. GMO papayas have been grown in Hawaii for consumption since 1999. Though they can’t be sold to countries in the European Union, they are welcome with open arms in the U.S. and Canada.

    6. Canola: One of the most chemically altered foods in the U.S. diet, canola oil is obtained from rapeseed through a series of chemical actions.

    7. Cotton: Found in cotton oil, cotton originating in India and China in particular has serious risks.

    8. Dairy: Your dairy products contain growth hormones, with as many as one-fifth of all dairy cows in America are pumped with these hormones. In fact, Monasnto’s health-hazardous rBGH has been banned in 27 countries, but is still in most US cows. If you must drink milk, buy organic.

    9 and 10. Zucchini and Yellow Squash: Closely related, these two squash varieties are modified to resist viruses.

    The dangers of some of these foods are well-known. The Bt toxin being used in GMO corn, for example, was recently detected in the blood of pregnant women and their babies. But perhaps more frightening are the risks that are still unknown.

    With little regulation and safety tests performed by the companies doing the genetic modifications themselves, we have no way of knowing for certain what risks these lab-created foods pose to us outside of what we already know.

    The best advice: steer clear of them altogether.

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    Or grow your own in an easily maintained backyard organic garden. Scientist and horticulturalist Jonathan White shows you how right here.

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    You’re On Your Own

    Wonderful article online yesterday saying that relying on solutions from Washington may create a worse economic situation by encouraging many to believe politicians will take action to help you get ahead.  The danger is that such a belief may make it less likely you will take the necessary action to improve your economy.

    If politicians and policy wonks were really honest – image calling for honesty from Washington! – they would be telling us: You’re on your own. Face it: the government is broke and dysfunctional and was never designed to be our nanny, sugar daddy or any other relative.  The grand American experiment, as the Europeans have called our country and its constitution, was set up to have as little government as possible.

    Remember Jefferson: “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.”? Remember Don’t Tread On Me?

    But I digress. The best advice is to forget any new policies designed to make the economy more “fair” and instead learn to be more self-sufficient.  And the trick according to this article is to figure out what you can do to make yourself more employable. Though I would suggest more entrepreneurial.

    Doing either implies understanding a few things, most natably “a decline in economic mobility, which means it’s getting harder for people to boost their earnings, move up the socioeconomic ladder and improve their living standards.”

    Like it or not, we ARE living in not only a brave new world but a new economy too so pay attention to three key elements all of which YOU control.

    • Education
    • Technology
    • Attitude

     Education – is your training outdated?  If so go take some classes, get new skills. No excuses.

    Technology – are you familiar with most of it? I know it changes rapidly BUT THAT”S the point! Those who are up to date on it and whose jobs depend on digital “know how” have a clear advantage. Don’t know how to do something? Google it!

    Attitude – what’s your voice sound like and your body language saying? Need I say more?

    Relying too much on others, especially the government, has contributed to the economic mess we are in. Realizing that things have changed, and not for the better, is certainly a rude awakening from the prosperous pre-2008 economy. Understanding that just showing up for work won’t cut it right now is just the beginning. All that is not enough.

    You are at a crossroads. Address those three key elements listed above or sink into deeper dependency.

    The jury on the Grand American Experiment is still out but I’m hopeful because despite all the difficulties, people are STILL dying to get into our country. Do they know something you have forgotten: It is up to you.

    Yup. We’re on our own.

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    My new eBook Culture, Politics, Entertainment & Irresponsibility in Network Marketing is not just about Network Marketing - it is about Success & Failure and the distractions that take us off track. It also explores how we just might be co-operating with those who want our attention at any cost - even our success. You can check out my new eBook by clicking on the image and getting it to your eReader in minutes.
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