Journaling, The Why and The What

Journaling

As you march towards that mystical state of working 100% from home in a more than profitable state, you need to remember that it is important you record your journey. You cannot analyze that which you do not record.

Function of a Journal

For many people, myself included, journaling is comforting. Your journal is your confidant. Your journal is your perfectly discrete confidant, I might add. The only person who reads it is yourself and whoever to whom you entrust it.

As a soundboard, it listens with perfect understanding and acknowledgment with absolutely zero judgment. A journal is where you can write everything with absolutely no danger of confusing outbursts of recriminations because of deliberate or inadvertant misinterpretation of what you said (wrote.)

Your journal is also proof that whatever insanities with which you are now dealing, things which may seem to be end of the world bad, you will live through it. You will come out the other side.

Why do I say this? Because you’ve already done it.

How can I say this? Because if you are keeping a journal, you wrote it down.

There are, of course, lots of brighter, more sunshine and moonbeams with butterflies and faeries dancing types of reasons to keep a journal. It is just that giving you a very dramatic, potentially lifesaving reason for keeping a journal seemed to be the way to go.

The Why

Why you should keep a journal:

  1. It helps you to remember important things.
  2. It promotes creativity.
  3. You can accurately record things as you actually see them without filtering them for political correctness or social acceptability.

A journal helps you to remember the good times, especially during the bad. The mental and emotional benefits of regular writing are well documented. Your journal is both therapist and best buddy.

Regular or daily recordings promote your creativity. Authors of The Creativity Cure, Drs. Carrie and Alton Barron, advise us to skip Microsoft Word altogether; a pen is better.

Some years ago, I took a copywriting course from AWAI. Their strong advice was to do the exercises with pen or pencil and paper, not on the computer. Your writer’s ‘voice’ is apparently tied much more closely to the complex web of nerves, tendons and muscles you write with than to the 8 or so muscles you use to type.

As I recall from another course there are some thousands of muscles used in cursive writing and only 8+ used for typing. The mind/body connection is stronger when you write it yourself rather than typing it.

In your journal, you can truly let fly with exactly what you think. Truly. It is a freeing experience to write down exactly what you really think. Write stuff of this nature in your journal, not on your Facebook timeline. A lot of people are finding their comments on Facebook are coming back to haunt them.

Sure, I still believe in free speech. I am what you call a strict constructionist with regards to the Constitution. The three paragraphs or so that this line of thought just set off will make a good post.  You need to remember there are those out there who believe it their place in life to make you pay for public statements with which they do not agree.

Put it in your journal.

Whatever you believe is wrong with the world today, you need to write it down so your kids know. It is a 100% certainty they will not learn it in school or for what passes for the ‘press’ or ‘journalism’ today.

Truth is, your journal may be the only way the future knows what really happened in the world today. Think of all the journals that now sit in museums, in the Library of Congress, in the Vatican even. These were just people writing what they believed. Your voice whispering to the future has no agenda other than what you believe to be the truth.

The How

Digital or Online Journals

There are many options for keeping a digital journal. I say ‘digital’ because I want to differentiate digital from online.

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There are tons of software packages out there. Some are shareware, some freeware. Some are sold as regular software packages are sold. I recommend you start with one of the freeware options. Just above here is one I found on on softonic. I have never used it but it seemed like it comes with a reasonable feature set. You can read more about it here.

Just remember to back it up and print it all from time to time so you have a physical copy. Your data is not 100% safe until you do so.

Physical Journals

The how to keep a physical journal has as many answers are there are methods of binding paper together. It is a matter of personal choice. The number of choices are staggering.

  • Leather bound journals
  • Paper bound journals
  • Loose leaf kept in various binders
  • Archival quality paper journals bound in fabric covered strong board and leather.

There have been a number of leaders who used spiral notebooks to keep their journals havings someone else transcribe them. I know of one case where they simply used paper pads, filling them up one after the other. When a dozen or so were full the pages were torn from the pad and bound just as they were written down.

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Sources for bound paper journals:

  1. Wal-Mart and similar stores
  2. Bookstores
  3. Online shopping

Journals bought from Wal-Mart, one of which I currently use, are not a bad choice. They are reasonably priced and come in a large selection of bindings and colors.

My next journal will most likely be in a one of those neat WilsonJones Account books. Yes, I know it is strictly speaking not designed as a journal, but I like the weight of it.

RecordBookIt has not only weight, but the pages are of that heavy, acid free stock that will survive a nuclear war and the ache of ages accumulating on it. Go into the records of any county in this country and you will see similar books a century old, still legible and still capable of being handled by interested parties. To me, this feels like the most permanent solution.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Buying Books At A Discount

Buying Books At A Discount

From time to time in my blogs I will reference books which I feel will be beneficial to you in your pursuit of whatever it is you pursue. Used to be I would set up my own affiliate link and, since I was promoting the books if you bought through me I would get an override.

While that is all well and good, I am now giving you another link through which you can save money on not just books, but everything. I sent my mom flowers for her birthday and got 19%+ cash back.

19%, I just think that is awesome.

Anyways, this link is a result of me posting to another of my blogs. Go here and check this out.  It is free.

Click here to save money on books and your other online purchases!

Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Why Do Women Shop More Than Men?

Why Do Women Shop? (More Than Men)

Well, when I started out this blog post, I was not so sure I believed it to be the case. Tim loves to shop. He hates WalMart but he loves to shop for books, cars and guns.

As I researched for this article, though, I found that women do have an edge in terms of who likes to shop more. There is a deeply ingrained reason for this, too, going back some 8 to 10 thousand years.

According to Steve Taylor, Ph.D1.

For hundreds of thousands of years, until around 8000 BCE, all human beings lived as hunter-gatherers—that is, they survived by hunting wild animals (the man’s job) and foraging for wild plants, nuts, fruit, and vegetables (the woman’s job). I learned a lot of surprising things about the “hunter-gatherer” lifestyle in my research. For example, it wasn’t a particularly hard life. When anthropologists began to look systematically at how modern-day hunter-gatherers use their time, they discovered that, far from exhausting themselves in their search for food, they actually spent only 12 to 20 hours per week at it. (This led anthropologist Marshall Sahlins to call hunter-gatherers “the original affluent society.”)

Interestingly, women were the main “breadwinners” in hunter-gatherer groups. Anthropologists estimate that women’s gathering provided around 80-90 percent of groups’ food —a fact which has led some anthropologists to suggest that these peoples should be renamed gatherer-hunters. This is also meant that their diet was largely vegetarian (only around 10-20 percent meat), and also quite healthy, with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, roots and nuts, all eaten raw.

Earlier on he also made the comment that

  1. Men get bored after about 26 minutes of shopping while women like to stay two hours. I can attest to Tim; he is ready to go after 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. 80% of men say they don’t like shopping with their wives or girlfriends.
  3. 45% of men refuse at all costs to go shopping with their significant other.
  4. Half of shopping trips end in an argument because men have bought what they came for and are ready to go while women like to simply shop.

According to this author it appears that our various shopping habits are based in women’s historical role as the gatherers of the group while men were the hunters.

You can go here and enjoy the rest of the article. While I don’t know if I agree with everything the man says, it is definitely worth reading.

Why Women Buy

Knowing why women buy is the first step to gaining their business.

Bridget Brennan, Forbes contributor, has this2 to say on the subject:

The real reason is sobering. In virtually every society in the world, women have primary care-giving responsibilities for both children and the elderly (and often, just about everybody else in-between). In this primary caregiving role, women find themselves buying on behalf of everyone else in their lives.

Why I Shop

Well, it gets me out of the house. If I go with friends it gives us something to do while we walk and talk. A shopping trip is a perfect way to visit with friends. Besides, you never know what you are going to come up on in the way of unexpected bargains, true?

Why I Shop Online

I shop online because the best buys can almost always be found online. No, online shopping will not replace entirely the in person shopping experience. If shopping for the best deal is THE point the majority of the time, maybe. But sometimes getting out and shopping has very little to do with what I am shopping for and more about moving about in the world.

Besides, a lot times I don’t know I want something until I see it. Coming back home and checking my cash back deals to see if I can get a better deal is always fun, too.

My Top Cash Back Site

My top cash back site is http://getcashbackwithMJ.com. Yes, I am an affiliate with Dubli but I got tired of trying to remember that long BA number Tim gave me so we made it simple.

Double Digit Cash Back

Go to getcashbackwithMJ.com and you will find yourself saving 6% and often even double digit cash back percentages. Tim sent his mom flowers for her birthday and was rewarded with over 19% cash back!

Regards,

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Mary Jane Singleton
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1. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/out-the-darkness/201402/why-men-dont-shopping-and-most-women-do

2. http://www.forbes.com/sites/bridgetbrennan/2013/03/06/the-real-reason-women-shop-more-than-men/

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How To Get Self-Confidence

Fear and Success

Tim and MJNot ‘Fear OF Success.’ ‘Fear of Success’ is a phrase I find objectionable and offensive.

The word ‘offensive’ has become an object of contempt for me, especially in this day and time when it seems everyone walks around like one of those old spiked sea mines just waiting to be touched off, or rather offended.

I don’t believe anyone is afraid to succeed. They are afraid to fail because failure has since childhood been held up as the end. Failure has been equated with death, death and condemnation for all eternity. Being labeled a failure has been equated with passing through the gates of Hell and into the Inferno and it is just so much BS.

“One of the irreparable losses to the human race lies in the lack of knowledge that there is a definite method through which Self-confidence can be developed in any person of average intelligence.” -Napoleon Hill

Fear, fear is what locks you down, freezes you up and exposes you to damage by dangers to which were you living as the human you were designed to be, given the talents to be, would be inconveniences to dealt with and checked off your Day-Timer to do list, not something that threatens to annihilate you as a person.

There is one thing that is indeed true about fear.

Where fear rules, failure is certain.

Overcoming Fear

Why do you think the action genre of books and movies is so popular? Because for a short time, somewhere around 3 hours or less, suspended disbelief has you in a position of complete and total self-confidence. Whatever exciting and endangering event occurs next, you know that you are going to come out of top.

It is Hollywood, after all and Hollywood wants you to come back.

You Need to Lose Your Temper

Man or woman, you need to lose your temper. That is my considered opinion.

You need to think about all those busy bodies who messed with your mind as a child, who spent time screwing around with other people’s lives at work instead of doing their jobs. You know the type, the aunt that tells you not to get too full of yourself because pride goeth before a fall and hang on a sec, I need to vomit. The boss who sneers at your job performance despite the fact that you KNOW you nailed it; you know you did a GOOD job.

You need to get mad and reclaim the fact that you are a child of Divinity and are entitled to success. YOU need to believe in yourself. YOU, yourself. Forget everyone and everybody else.

Forget about what your crazy old gall and wormwood bitter aunts thought of you, YOU need to believe in yourself. Remember that in many cases, the very people to which you should have been able to go to as you developed growing up failed you. Some out of ignorance, some out of spite. Either way, it was not your fault and you get to start over fresh from right where you are this very second.

What Happens When You Start to Believe In Yourself

People start to see a change in you. When they see that change they start to prefer your company. They will seek your opinion and value it.

True self-confidence is quiet and calm, not the loud boisterousness of the high school jock or the over ambitious Wallstreet Gekko types whose self-worth is measured by how much damage he can cause others.

Self-confidence is the true knowledge of what you are capable of while egotism is only based upon what you wish you knew or could do. Learn the difference because those who do know the difference can smell it.

If you have self-confidence, it is a good idea to let those around you discover it. The pride they feel in the discovery protects you from suspicions of egotism.

“Opportunity never stalks the person with a highly developed state of egotism, but brick-bats and ugly remarks do.” -Napoleon Hill.

Self-confidence should only speak through the language of constructive service and action, or ‘value’ as we call it in the attraction marketing arena, without a big fuss. Believe in yourself, have that self-confidence, but to not tell the world what you can do-SHOW IT!

One of the best routes to true self-confidence is to get the skills you need. You should feel highly self-confident right now …in your ability to go get those skills.

Now you need to do it. Go and get those skills here.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Self-Confidence and the Six Fears

Self-Confidence

“You Can Do It if You Believe You Can!”

We have all heard this in one form or fashion over the years. Some decide they do believe it and go on to success. Others say they believe and they are going to get right on it

…just… as soon as… fill in the blank of whatever excuses we have all heard and made over the years.

Telling me or someone else you believe you can achieve does you exactly no good, other than it is probably good for you to hear the words coming out of your own mouth.

Self-Confidence and the Skeptic

If you have all this self-confidence you claim to have, why are you not stepping up?

To address a different segment of readers, if you know you have no self-confidence do you know why? Why is it you see folks you know are not as smart as you succeed?

I think I figured it out.

It occurs to me that folks with no self-confidence are their own worst skeptics. Somewhere along the line someone consistently doubted your ability to succeed. Even when you did, the huffy commentator opined, it was lucky you did not kill yourself or embarrass yourself and the family to no end.

What is it you are afraid of?

I don’t exclude myself from this question. I could not figure out what would paralyze me and wash from my brain all those so wonderful plans of action I would come up with while in the throes of being just as miserable at work as a hapless canine who just missed making it into the building door by inches during one of those hard lake effect snow storms I read about.

Seriously, I have made it home and been so tired but also frustrated because I could not keep my eyes open long enough to do anything and anyways, I could not remember all the pieces of the plan of action.

I did figure it out.

Six Basic Fears

The six basic fears are:

  1. The fear of Poverty
  2. The fear of Old Age
  3. The fear of Criticism
  4. The fear of the Loss of Love of Someone
  5. The fear of Ill Health
  6. The fear of Death

Why is it if you are so afraid of being in poverty you don’t just strike out and work until the sun comes up, drive to work, stagger back in the front door and work until the sun comes up again and do it until you are rich?

I have known two fellows who did that and they got it right in a year or less and started living the boo yee tuh ful life of Riley.

So, why not you? I haven’t a clue except to say that in my case I really did hate looking stupid to other people. Poverty was not the fear that was holding me back, it was the fear of criticism. Then something my sweet wife said got into my brain and worked its way down into the basement where those little @#$%ers Stephen King is always jawing about work away from the light of day.

She said, “What do you care what they say or think. They don’t pay our bills. It is just like arguing with a nut on the road. It resolves nothing and puts no money in your pocket.”

I paraphrased, but she was right.

Guard Your Mind; Only Accept Advice From Those Qualified To Give It1

“oh, that’ll never work,” says a friend. At which point you meekly surrender all your dreams and go back to whatever it is that feeds you but makes you miserable.

That sounds more like a drug habit than a job now as I look at what I just wrote. Anyhooo….

Look where you friend who just offered you his grand and oh, so sophisticated opinion on your dream lives!

Most likely he ain’t living your dream, either. Why would you take advice or correction from another loser? I don’t mean that to be harsh; I just mean why would you take advice on what you want to do from someone who is incapable of doing what you want to do?

Find Your Fear

Work you way through what it is you are really afraid of so that you can put it in context. Once you figure out that fulfilling your dreams of building a healthy business online will relieve you of most of what you are afraid of you just might catch on fire and start putting in the work.

What We Are Working on Now

We are showing people how to earn more cash back on top of what they earn now, often taking their cash back rewards into the double digits. Folks are walking away from 7 figure incomes and getting on board with us.

Did I mention it is free?

Go here to check it out now.

Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

1 Stay tuned for an in depth article on why guarding your mind is so important.

What Is Cashback?

What Is Cashback?

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.
Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

My gut tells me that when the credit card companies began to discover cash back was akin to pouring gasoline on a hot spark plug when it came to promoting sales volume, it caused probably one of the biggest balance transfers in economic history. Google gives the brief definition of:

denoting a form of incentive offered to buyers of certain products whereby they receive a cash refund after making their purchase.

…when searching for cash back. What most folks are looking for, however, is what are the best cashback credit cards, where are the best cash back sites? Now, in the normal cashback canon above, we are presented with the unspoken assumption that you have to pick one card and one cash back program. Combining different savings is a hit or miss kind of thing. Well, not anymore, it isn’t.

How To Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards

Well, I am reasonably certain that I have found the top cash back site. It allows you to not only get more cash back, but you can stack it on top of the cash back programs you are already using. Instead of getting 1% cash back, or 2% cashback you can enjoy 6% additional savings and sometimes more in addition to your current program.

Cash Back Comparison

So, you did an exhaustive comparison of all the programs out there and you came up with what you consider to be the very best, most put real money in your pocket card and are just thrilled with it. Great! Now add 6%, or more, to it. Howzat thrill you? It fires me up, that is for sure!

What You Earn Versus What You Keep

Now, most of my readers are either active in the business opportunity, online marketing and related spaces or are interested in them.  They all know the old adage of it not being about how much money you make but what you are able to keep so that you can put it to work for your future. I like the following quote even better:

It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for. –Robert Kiyosaki

I like this quote because it not only addresses me and my immediate family, it addresses the future. This business for me is not just about me getting that Jaguar with the disappearing post beams and the that completely awesome ‘follow me’ window projection. It is also about ensuring that my kids, their kids and even their kids are educated with as much security as this old man can provide them. Friends of mine say it is not their problem to provide. Well, Solomon says a wise man leaves and inheritance for his children; that is good enough for me.

Folks, the cash back rewards chase is over.  You can now earn high digit cash back rewards on the stores at which you already shop. Click here to get signed up for free.

Happy New Year’s everyone!

Tim Singleton

Definiteness of Purpose

Hidden Knowledge

Back when I listened to a fellow going on about how the ‘elite’ not only think differently than the rest of us but also had access to different books than the rest of us, it seemed as if a light went off in my mind. Suddenly, I could see a centuries old trail of hidden knowledge concerning living a successful life unfolding before my eyes were I able to get to the correct libraries.

I don’t know why it was such a revelation. We know that some of the prophets of old wrote down many things and, for whatever reason, we no longer have those writings. Some have been recovered; still others are still around but the supposed authorities claim they are not ‘approved.’

That was the same CD on which I first heard about the unabridged version of Napoleon Hill’s ‘Think and Grow Rich.’

The Law of Success In 16 Lessons

The deal was that ‘Think and Grow Rich’ was a watered down version of what was really conveyed to Napoleon Hill by Andrew Carnegie.

“Why was it watered down?” thunders the folks who paid extra for the show so they could sit in the Greek chorus section.

Well, I will tell you. The scuttlebutt is that Henry Ford did not like it, did not like it at all, that Andrew Carnegie was trying to educate the masses on what it took to be successful. It appears in this story that in Henry Ford’s mind people who were born to poverty may have very well been put there for a purpose just as he was apparently put in his place to be stinking nasty rich. My thinking at the time was maybe Henry Ford had his own version of Divine Right of King’s or billionaires running in the background of his brain.

Once I found out that ‘Think and Grow Rich’ had an unabridged version I was just as mad as three monkeys on methamphetamine to get it. So, I went hunting and found it. As you can guess from the section heading for this the title turned out to be ‘The Law of Success In 16 Lessons.’

As I worked my way through the course material, the veracity of the story about Henry Ford was called into question simply because Napoleon Hill credited him with so much in contributing to this work. The CD version gave the impression that it was dictated to Napoleon Hill by Andrew Carnegie but the course itself makes it clear some 40+ men contributed much over the 20+ years it took to finish the work.

First Principles

First principles is a concept that relates to starting over when what you have been doing is not working. ‘This is a football’ is also a way of starting with first principles every time you start something, an approach that history says works.

I am starting with first principles and that means Definiteness of Purpose is on the menu today.

Definiteness of Purpose

Do you have a definite purpose?

I do.

My definite purpose is to be free from a job and to free 1,000 other folks from a job. This means I have to become the leader capable of helping 1,000 individuals through the process of becoming the caliber of folks who create their own wealth and subsistence from whole cloth. That is a tall order but I feel it possible because I am certain that there are more than a few folks who get tired of getting up every day and going to work to make someone else’s dreams come true.

My Awakening

I was sitting at work one day, long ago and far away as the story goes, when I say bolt upright in my chair. I realized in my goings and comings between planes, trains and automobiles that my job boiled down to two essential, pitiful duties.

My job was to solve small problems for folks like me who worked all day while I waited for overpaid to schedule meetings in which they create truly large problems for me to solve so they could take the credit and probably a larger paycheck.

Now, I don’t mind solving problems. I am good at it. What I did object to was the creation of problems for me to solve so someone else could justify their paychecks. It just seemed to never fail to leave one feeling inordinately chafed in the sensitive areas. When the novelty of this epiphany wore off, the thrill was gone with that job, too. My definiteness of purpose became a bright, glaring, white hot purple searchlight that regularly burned away the unimportant. Helping 1,000 folks reach self-employment would not only make my life better, it would

    1. Make 1,000 folks’ lives better
    2. Make the world a better place because 1,000 folks could now participate in the process of making it better instead of trapped in the day jail of a corporatism prison.
    3. Out of that 1,000 folks, many will need to hire employees, generating jobs

As I thought about my individual goals, I realized that it was an honorable goal because while I would benefit, the world would benefit even more with 1,001 more folks able to act. So, what’s your purpose? Here is a short summary and yes, I am quoting the book:

Definiteness of Purpose

Definiteness of Purpose
is the starting point of all achievement.

Don’t be like a ship at sea without a rudder,
powerless and directionless.
Decide what you want, find out how to get it,
and then take daily action toward achieving your goal.
You will get exactly and only
what you ask and work for.
Make up your mind today what it is you want and then
start today to go after it! Do it now!

<i>Successful people move on their own initiative,
but they know where they are going before they start.</I>

-Napoleon Hill

If you want your own copy of The Law Of Success In 16 Lessons, click here.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

Blogging for Beginners

Blogging:  Monday Morning Angst

It is Monday morning, and you are again at work. You continue plodding through the day carrying out the duties needed to help another achieve their goals and dreams wondering whether you will ever achieve your own.

You spent every morning last week blogging, then going back and performing as much SEO as you could depending on how much you know about SEO.

Post after post, and there remain no comments, no clicks on your links, no commissions.

It is not your fault. I intend to help you with this in this article.

Blog Tips

First of all, do you know how to construct a good article? Have you ever took the time to invest in training on blogging? Unfortunately, there is a school of thought teaching people that all they have to do to succeed is to blog, blog, blog with no regard for quality of content. As if somehow overloading the Internet with shock and awe in terms of posting will somehow magically make you rich and make Google send people to you. Nothing could be further from the truth. Constructing a good blog post does take some thought. Treating your blog as a Facebook timeline where you post about your cat will be just about as profitable.

2 Suggestions

I am going to suggest you do two things. First, invest time and money into actually learning the craft of blogging. Writing novels is a craft, as is writing short stories. Blogging is no different. The Internet is a vast sea of shouting voices. Do not think you will rise to the top by accident.

Second, learn what it is to syndicate your content. When you write a blog post to your WordPress blog there are plug ins and widgets that will automatically post it to your Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.

On Writing

Read about writing. Tell stories that apply to you. Share experiences that have helped you learn about things relative to what you are trying to do. Do not post things that are not related to your business. If you wish to do that, go to Live Journal and post. It is an excellent free blogging platform and has a significant readership. When I cannot help myself and need to rant about some injustice in the world, of which there is no shortage on either side, I go to LiveJournal and let lose. When I want to post for profit and earn a paycheck, I post to my WordPress blog and syndicate it.

A Writing Resource

On the issue of learning about how to properly post an excellent resource is Ezine@rticles. I strongly suggest you go there, sign up for all the excellent instruction emails that they will send you every so often. They will cover how to properly create a title that does not lie or overpromise. They will also teach you how to properly format a title.

Now, you will read articles on various forums naysaying it. Ignore them. My mentors in this business, men and women with stable five and six and even some closing in on seven figure monthly incomes, encourage this strategy.

You really cannot run your business terrified you will piss Google off. I am not saying you should return to the lazy days of keyowrd stuffing, but I am saying you should spend more time practicing good content creation and less time making sure to tippy toe around Panda. If you do, you will fail just the same.

Stay tuned for more instruction on how to successfully blog.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

Check this out. Multiple six and seven figure income earners tell what they would do to make $5K in 30 Days if the had to start with no list, no JVs, from scratch.

New Network Marketing Potential

I say ‘New Network Marketing Potential’ because that is what you are, a new potential. Potential what, exactly, remains to be seen.

Selecting a New Network Marketing Opportunity

New or experienced, success is yours only if your pick the company whose products and services are the right ones for you to use and to market.

I say use and market because if you are not willing to use a companies products and services you should not market them. I know this may come as a surprise to many but it just seems to me that there needs to be considerations other than just money.

Being the hardcore capitalist I am, that galls me to say, mostly because of the way the Progressive dogs loose in our society will take it. Should I be more diplomatic in my words? I suppose so, but less and less do I care about my diplomacy and more about telling the frank truth.

Lots of companies come and go, streaking across the marketplace like a comet, only to peter out, leaving a trail of unfulfilled promises. Generally, if a company lasts a solid two or three years with never a commission check payment missed it will make it.

Due Diligence In Choosing A Company

You have several resources to check on a company’s reliability. Many will simply bounce around the Internet reading various blogs devoted to one side or the other of the issue of whether a particular company represents a true opportunity.

I would recommend you also take the time to check with the Better Business Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce in the company’s native city. You may find nothing, but it never hurts to check and you may find some interesting details.

The more pressing issue is to see to what degree the company emphasizes customers equally or to a greater extent than it focuses on adding distributors. If acquiring customers appears to be an afterthought, you need to stay away. It is my opinion that sooner or later its distributors will leave. It is also my opinion that it is a near certainty that regulators will sooner or later shut her down if she does not fail on her own.

Companies In This Field Come and Go

It is incredible, but I have read in more than one place that dozens of new networking companies start up every week or two.

I suggest you turn aside from the false promise of getting in at ‘the top.’ You need a company that has weathered the storm of the birthing pains. If the opportunity was good for the original founders, then it will be as good an opportunity for you. If this were not true to your satisfaction

Making a list of good potentials is one place to start. You can go here and see a review of more than 20 top rated companies.

Spend some time in the forums such as warrior.com and betternetworker.com. There is a small fee for some services, but browsing and hanging out in their forums is time well spent. Just remember that a lot of their members are peddling things, too, and sometimes their comments are not entirely without self-interest.

Take you time here; get your feet wet. Don’t accept the answers you get without a grain of salt. Some of the members spend more time complaining about companies with which they have failed than they spend trying to actually improve their craft. Their posts are lots of bluster, overstated pseudo-facts, and a whole lot of ‘I failed with that company because of blah, blah, blah, or more accurately, “wah, wah, wah” the mean old market would not let me succeed.

Ask questions and think about the answers. Take your time and your mind will let the truth rise to the top.

New to Networking? Keep an Eye out for These Problems

Most networking or MLM companies have a business plan that recognizes that more than 99% will fail in this business. I cannot address why they continue to live with this in this limited space, but there it is. If you plan to succeed, you are going to have to go outside for resources.

You’ll need training. Square up with this concept and chew on it until you understand the truth of it. Going to a weekly rah rah meeting where your upline Diamond or whatever your company calls them spends three hours telling you how spiffy it is to be him is not my idea of training. None of that has anything to do with what you need to do.

You are going to need some actions to take, some daily routines in which to engage and some insight as to how to guage your progress.

Summary

Let’s sum it up. This will be your to do list before you do anything else.

  1. Decide what kind of lead generation system you are going to use
  2. Decide where you are going to do for your education on marketing
  3. Decide which company’s products and services you are going to use and represent

As for lead generation, I am going to suggest you check out MLSP’s Mastery program. It covers all the channels used to market on the Internet today including social media. You can go here and watch several free movies and get a chance to check out the extensive educational resources it offers, resources that have been proven to work.

For me, my education system is one and the same. As you can see from the screen below, the training is quite extensive.

Not even a complete list...
Not even a complete list…

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TimSingleton

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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