The Value of Dividends

Often overlooked, dividends can add substantial value to the return on your equity portfolio. Many investors view dividends as a source of income rather than as a strategy to improve the total return of their portfolios; however, dividends can provide a boost to...

The Two Requirements of Success

Ross and Sue work at an auto dealership selling cars. Neither are doing very well. Each has a different approach to selling.   Ross talks loudly, grabs your hand and pats your back. He likes to bully people into taking test drives and making offers.   Ross...

The Art of Networking

Although we know that the goal of networking is to discover new business opportunities, it’s more than a “paint by the numbers” process. It takes time, patience, and creativity to cultivate people into our lives. The key is to make networking become...

Taking Smart Risks

All of life is a risk of some kind. Whenever you engage in any action where the outcome is uncertain, for any reason, you are taking a risk. You take a small risk when you drive to work or walk across the street. You take a larger risk when you start a business or...

Mirror Triggers

Have you ever wondered why certain individuals just flip your switch? The test of patience is beyond expression of words or feelings. Your comfort zone is now threatened. Simple things like their perfume, appearances, speech, or behavioral attitudes stir up juices...

Meet Your Wardens: Worry, Doubt and Fear

We are the prisoners of our own perceptions. Here are 3 short stories about the results about being locked up by worry, doubt and fear – and then an alternative ending for each.   1. I walked around the counter to get a straw for my drink and found a woman...

Meditation Ruined My Mind

I used to be able to think – without thinking about it. Without noticing I was thinking. My mind was always entertaining me, keeping itself occupied by telling me stories. I didn't even notice that they were the same stories over and over. The stories always...

Marketing 101

You may want to grab a pen and some blank paper, and the beverage of your choice… Now, let’s get started building YOUR business!   Lesson 2   HOW TO MAKE PROSPECTS BEG TO BE YOUR CLIENTS!   =======> The Myth of the Natural Born Salesperson...

Magic Words That Make Millions

I’ve just finished reading (for the second time) a book called Magic Words That Bring You Riches, authored by my good friend Ted Nicholas, a member of our Board of Directors. Ted has sold over 200 million dollars worth of information products worldwide by direct...

Know You Always Have Choices

Do you know the saying “wherever you go, there you are”? Even though you always take yourself wherever you go you do have a choice of who you’ll be when you get there. Here's something to think about. If you don't realize you are doing...