Friday, December 30, 2005

The Future

Your future is created by what you do TODAY,
not tomorrow.
...Robert Kiyosaki

Thursday, December 29, 2005


Sticking to it
is the genius.
...Thomas Edison

Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
...Albert Einstein

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Friday, December 23, 2005

Building Champions

In order to become a champion,
you must have a duplicatable system
for success.

In order to build a dynasty,
you must have a duplicatable system
for building champions.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Expect The Best

Expect people to be better than they are;
it helps them to become better.

But don’t be disappointed when they’re not;
it helps them to keep trying.
Merry Browne (Author)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Saturday, December 17, 2005


Life is a coin.

You can spend it anyway you wish,
but you can only spend it once.


A real decision is measured by the
fact that you’ve taken new action.

If there’s no action,
you haven’t truly decided.

Anthony Robbins

Thursday, December 15, 2005


You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Beverly Sills (Opera Singer)

Thursday, December 08, 2005


Success is liking yourself,
liking what you do,
and liking how you do it.
Maya Angelou

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Add Energy To It

You can’t create anything.
Only God can.
You can only add energy
to what already exists.
Joe Schroeder

Monday, December 05, 2005


Live as you will have wished to
have lived when you are dying.
Charles F. Gellert

Saturday, December 03, 2005

What's Happening?

Everything you see happening is the
consequence of that which you are.
David R. Hawkins

Friday, December 02, 2005

What To Keep

Keep your old love letters.
Throw away your old bank statements.
Mary Schmich

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Making a different choice gives you the
opportunity to live a different life.
...Oprah Winfrey

Monday, November 28, 2005

Success and Failure

Success makes us intolerant of failure,
and failure makes us intolerant of success.
William Feather

Thursday, November 24, 2005

To Accomplish Great Things

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream,
not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France
French Novelist

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Monday, November 21, 2005

The Very Best

It’s a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the very best,
you will often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham

Friday, November 18, 2005

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Look at the abundance all around you
as you go about your daily business.

You have as much right to this abundance
as any other living creature.

It’s yours for the asking.
Earl Nightingale

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Monday, November 14, 2005

Sunday, November 13, 2005

HOW to Create $1.2 MILLION in Investments

The Mechanics of Wealth
Lifestyle Education Strategies

Published By:

Mike Stokes
The Home Business Network


HOW to Create $1.2 MILLION in Investments...

Did you know that...

If you had a $80,000 30-year mortgage,

a $10,000 car loan,

and $3,800 in credit card debt,

you could be completely DEBT-FREE

(including the mortgage)

in eight years, five months

by using the extra $300 you can make each month from
your homebased business to pay off these debts?

And, in doing so, you would SAVE
more than $100,000.00 in interest!

You could then create more than $1.2 MILLION in investments,
EARNING you $10,000.00 each MONTH in interest,
in the SAME time it would have taken you to
pay off your mortgage in the traditional way?

-Upline Magazine


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"The difference between those who do it
and those who don't...
Is that those who do it, do it,
and those who don't, don't."


Recommended Reading -

7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness
By - Jim Rohn


Friday, November 11, 2005

Nine Things More Important Than Capital

The Mechanics of Wealth
Lifestyle Enhancement Strategies

Published By:

Mike Stokes
The Home Business Network


By - Jim Rohn

When starting any enterprise or business,
whether it is full-time or part-time,
we all know the value of having
plenty of capital (money).

But I bet we both know or at least have heard
of people who started with no capital and
went on to make fortunes.

How? You may ask.

Well, I believe there are actually some things
that are more valuable than capital that can
lead to your entrepreneurial success.
Let me give you the list.


Time is more valuable than capital.

The time you set aside not to be wasted,
not to be given away.

Time you set aside to be INVESTED in an enterprise
that brings VALUE to the marketplace with the hope
of making a profit.

Now we have capital time.

How valuable is time?

Time properly invested is worth a FORTUNE.

Time wasted can be devastation.

Time invested can perform MIRACLES,
so you invest your time.


I have a friend, Lydia, whose first major investment
in her new enterprise was desperation.

She said, "My kids are hungry, I've got to make this work.
If this doesn't work, what will I do?"

So she invested $1 in her enterprise
selling a product she believed in.

The $1 was to buy a few flyers so she could
make a sale at retail, collect the money and
then buy the product wholesale to deliver
back to the customer.

My friend Bill Bailey went to Chicago as a
teenager after he got out of high school.

And the first job he got was as a night janitor.

Someone said, "Bill, why would you settle
for night janitor?"

He said, "Malnutrition."

You work at whatever you can possibly
get when you get hungry.

You go to work somewhere -- night janitor,
it doesn't matter where it is.

Years later, now Bill is a recipient of the
Horatio Alger award, rich and powerful
and one of the great examples of lifestyle
that I know.

But, his first job -- night janitor.

Desperation can be a powerful incentive.

When you say - I MUST.


Determination says I WILL.

First Lydia said, "I must find a customer."


Second, she said, "I will find someone
before this day is over."

Sure enough, she found someone.

She says, "If it works once, it will work again."

But then the next person said, "No."

Now what must you invest?


Courage is more valuable than capital.

If you've only got $1 and a lot of courage,
I'm telling you, you've got a good future
ahead of you.

Courage in spite of the circumstances.

Humans can do the most incredible things
no matter what happens.

Haven't we heard the stories?

There are some recent ones from Kosovo that
are some of the most classic, unbelievable
stories of being in the depths of hell and
finally making it out.

It's humans.

You can't sell humans short.

Courage in spite of, not because of, but in spite of.

Now, once Lydia has made 3 or 4 sales and gotten going,
here's what now takes over.


"Wow! If I can sell 3, I can sell 33.

If I can sell 33, I can sell 103."


Lydia is now dazzled by her own dreams of the future.


Now she begins to believe she's got a good product.

This is probably a good company.

And she then starts to believe in herself.

Lydia, single mother, 2 kids, no job.

"My gosh, I'm going to pull it off!"

Her self-esteem starts to soar.

These are investments that are unmatched.

Money can't touch it.

What if you had a million dollars and no faith?

You'd be poor.

You wouldn't be rich.

Now, here is the next one, the reason
why she's a millionaire today.


Putting your brains to work.

Probably up until now, you've put about
1/10 of your brainpower to work.

What if you employed the other 9/10?

You can't believe what can happen.

Humans can come up with the most intriguing things to do.


What's ingenuity worth?


It is more valuable than money.

All you need is a $1 and plenty of ingenuity.

Figuring out a way to make it work,
make it work, MAKE IT WORK.

8...........HEART AND SOUL.

What is a substitute of heart and soul?

It's not money.

Money can't buy heart and soul.

Heart and soul is more valuable than a million dollars.

A million dollars without heart and soul,
you have no life.

You are ineffective.

But, heart and soul is like the unseen MAGIC
that moves people, moves people to buy,
moves people to make decisions, moves
people to act, moves people to respond.


You've just got to spruce up and
sharpen your own personality.

You've got plenty of personality.

Just get it developed to where it is effective
EVERY day, it's effective no matter who you
talk to -- whether it is a child or a business person --
whether it is a rich person or a poor person.

A unique personality that is at home anywhere.

My mentor Bill Bailey taught me, "You've got to learn to
be just as comfortable, Mr. Rohn, whether it is in a little
shack in Kentucky having a beer and watching the fights
with Winfred, my old friend, or in a Georgian mansion
in Washington, DC as the Senator's guest."

Move with ease whether it is with the
rich or whether it is with the poor.

And it makes no difference to you
who is rich or who is poor.

A chance to have a unique relationship with whomever.

The kind of personality that's comfortable.

The kind of personality that's not bent out of shape.

And lastly, let's not forget charisma and sophistication.

Charisma with a touch of humility.

This entire list is more valuable than money.

With one dollar and the list I just gave you,
the world is yours.

It belongs to you, whatever piece of it you desire,
whatever development you wish for your life.

I've given you the secret.


The kind of capital that is more valuable
than money and that can secure your

Remember that you lack not the resources.

*This article was submitted by Jim Rohn,
America's Foremost Business Philosopher.
Copyright © 1999 Jim Rohn International.
All rights reserved worldwide.


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"Insanity is continuing the same behavior
and expecting a different result."


Recommended Listening -

The Art of Exceptional Living
By - Jim Rohn


Wednesday, November 09, 2005


E-mail is a unique communication
vehicle for a lot of reasons.

However, e-mail is not a substitute
for direct interaction.
Bill Gates

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Where Will the Money Come From?

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was questioned at the beginning
of his ambitious plans to roll out Transcendental Meditation
to the world.

"Where will the money come from?" he was asked.

His instant response was:

"Where ever it is right now."

Monday, November 07, 2005

Friday, November 04, 2005

All Hat and No Cattle

All hat and no cattle.

Just heard this said about someone today.

Think it's a really neat descriptive phrase.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Great change dominates the world,
and unless we move with change
we will become its victims.
Robert F. Kennedy

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Stress and Anxiety

There’s no actual stress or anxiety in the world.

It’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Vacation Pause

Blog postings have been neglected
due to fabulous vacation.

Back in the saddle again.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Thursday, October 20, 2005


Planning for tomorrow is time well spent;
worrying about tomorrow is time wasted.

The Bible
Matthew 6:25-34

Thursday, October 13, 2005


Don’t argue with an idiot.
People watching may not be
able to tell the difference.
Big Al

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Good Citizenship

The first requisite of a good citizen
in this republic of ours is that he
shall be able and willing to pull
his own weight.
Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, October 10, 2005

The Way You Think

The way you think,
the way you behave,
the way you eat,
can influence your life
by 30 to 50 years.
…Deepak Chopra

Friday, October 07, 2005

Asking Questions

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
Anthony Robbins

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Monday, October 03, 2005

Buyer Beware?

I don’t subscribe to the thesis,
“Let the buyer beware.”

I prefer the disregarded one that goes,
“Let the seller be honest.”

Isaac Asimov
1920 – 1992

Friday, September 30, 2005


We love our habits more
than our income…
Often more than our life.
Bertrand Russell

Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Measure of Wealth

The true measure of wealth is net worth,
not working income.

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
By – T. Harv Eker

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

What Kind of Example?

If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll
just have to be a horrible warning.
Catherine Aird

Monday, September 26, 2005

Thursday, September 22, 2005


The only limits to the possibilities in your life
tomorrow are the ‘buts’ you use today.
Les Brown

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


A problem cannot be solved with the
same level of thinking that created it.
Albert Einstein

One Idea

Just one great idea can completely
revolutionize your life.
Earl Nightingale

Monday, September 19, 2005

Sunday, September 18, 2005

The First Step to Success

Most people don’t do well,
because they don’t feel well.

...Jim Rohn

Take better care of yourself.

Start today.

Take a walk.

Do some exercise.

Eat better – Eat less.

Begin taking vitamin/mineral supplements.

Study the Bible.

Friday, September 16, 2005


Freedom comes from having a Money System
working for you.

Not from a particular product or service.

Money On Demand
Mike Litman & Jason Oman

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Wanting Success

Just wanting success is
not enough to get it.

You have to ask yourself,

“What am I going to DO
to get the things I want?”

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Your State of Mind

The state of your life is nothing more than
a reflection of the state of your mind.

...Wayne Dyer

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Lazlo's Chinese Relativity Axiom:

No matter how great your triumphs
or how tragic your defeats…

Approximately one billion Chinese
couldn’t care less.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Judging Others

When you judge another,
you do not define them,
you define yourself.

...Wayne Dyer

Friday, September 09, 2005

Live Your Dreams

Too many of us are not living our dreams
because we are living our fears.

...Les Brown

Thursday, September 08, 2005


Belief creates reality.

If you want to change your life,
then you must change your beliefs.


There’s nothing wrong with getting a steady paycheck,
unless it interferes with your ability to earn what you’re worth.

There’s the rub.

It usually does.

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
By – T Harv Eker

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Life's Guarantee

In the end, your energy –
your perception and your ability –
is all you have.

Raise your energy and
there’s your guarantee.

Weight Loss for the Mind
Stuart Wilde

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

What People Think

Let people think what they like.

They will anyway.

Weight Loss for the Mind
By – Stuart Wilde

Monday, August 22, 2005


Most individuals are professional dreamers
who, in fact, only need the dreaming.

They don’t need the responsibility
or the action required to
materialize their dreams.

The idea of their dream actually
becoming a part of their lives
is often too daunting.

So, many ensure they are never disappointed
by under performing or selecting actions
that ensure their dream remains just that:
only a dream.
Weight Loss For The Mind
By – Stuart Wilde

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Thinking - Doing - Getting

If you keep THINKING what you are thinking,

You’ll keep DOING what you are doing,

And, you’ll keep GETTING what you are getting.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Supply and Demand

Supply and Demand

“How will I fulfill someone else’s need today,
and get paid in the process?”

There is NO way of making money on this planet
other than by fulfilling people’s needs.

There are more than five billion people on this planet,
and every day of the week each one needs,
say, a hundred different things.

There are trillions of demands that need satisfying.

So, rather than looking at supply and demand
from a position of insecurity and lack,
you can see it from the other side of the coin.

There’s a perpetual oversupply of demand.

If you can’t give people one thing, you can sure
as hell find something else that they’ll want.

When you are selling energy,
your possibilities are endless.

The Little Money Bible
By – Stuart Wilde

Friday, August 19, 2005


Confusion comes first and
foremost from questions.

You can’t be confused unless
you first ask a question.

If you are serious about eliminating
confusion, begin by reducing the number
of questions you ask yourself.

Weight Loss For The Mind
By – Stuart Wilde


Yet we can all rise, no matter how humble
our beginnings, for money is energy.

And generating energy requires
nothing but enthusiasm.

The Little Money Bible
By – Stuart Wilde

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Your decisions determine your destiny.

The quality of your life will be determined
by the quality of your choices.

Your Best Life Now
...Joel Osteen

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Action is a manifestation of power.

You have to have power in order to collect money
from people, so it’s vital that you now reinforce
your affirmation of abundance by taking action.

Via action, opportunities go
from possibilities
to probabilities
and into reality.

You can then haul them around to the bank.

The Little Money Bible
By – Stuart Wilde

Now or Later

Pay now,
play later.

Play now,
pay later.

...John Maxwell

Monday, August 15, 2005

The Turtle

Behold the turtle:
He only makes progress when
he sticks his neck out.

Recommended Reading:
You Were Born Rich
By - Bob Proctor

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Your Collection of Memories

At the end of your life,
with all its triumphs and all its beauty,
you are just the collection of memories
you managed to acquire.

Those memories make up your spiritual identity –
your soul, expressed as a sacred, infinite feeling.

And that composite feeling,
the story of your life,
is the real you.

The Little Money Bible
By – Stuart Wilde

Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Law of Opposites

The Law of Polarity (or, The Law of Opposites)

This law clearly states that
everything has an opposite.

You cannot have an
up without a down,
hot without cold
or in without out.

By the same token, if you can figure out why
something you want to do CANNOT be done,
by law, you must be able to figure out how
it CAN be done.

You Were Born Rich
By – Bob Proctor

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


There is only one morality…
just as there is only one geometry.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Make A Decision

Ask yourself this question:

What decision have I been putting off
that if I decided today could move
my life and/or business forward?

You don’t have to get it right,
you just have to get it going.

Things That Matter

Of all the things that matter,
that really and truly matter,
working more efficiently
and getting more done,
is NOT one of them.

Thoughts become things,
choose the good ones.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Self Doubt

Even when nothing seems to indicate that you’re
accomplishing what you desire in your life,
refuse to entertain doubt.

The Power of Intention
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Think Big

If you’ve got to think anyway,
you may as well think BIG.

“The Donald” Trump

Friday, August 05, 2005

Worth Repeating

It’s not what you ARE that holds you back,
it’s what you THINK you are NOT.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Living In The Past

You cannot move ahead while your mind
is traveling in the opposite direction.

If you persist in “thinking in reverse,”
you will only reproduce the same
results in your life, over and over.

You Were Born Rich
By – Bob Proctor

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Human Brain

The ultimate creative capacity of your brain
may be, for all practical purposes, infinite.

Dr. W. Ross Addey
Space Biology Laboratory
Brain Research Institute


When you really think about it,
you will soon understand that
there isn’t any competition at all,
because there are so few people in the race,
that even the losers are winners.

You Were Born Rich
By – Bob Proctor


If you don’t have a dream,
if I don’t have a dream,
how are we going to make
a dream come true?

...South Pacific

Getting To The Top

I do not know anyone who has gotten
to the top without hard work.

That is the recipe.

It will not always get you to the top,
but it will get you pretty near.

Margaret Thatcher
Former British Prime Minister

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

How We Are Different

The true dividing lines for mankind are not borders,
color or language, but simply ignorance and
its polar opposite, understanding.

You Were Born Rich
By – Bob Proctor

The Price You Pay

The price you pay to become prosperous
is becoming the kind of person that
handles prosperity responsibly.

37 Secrets About Prosperity

Monday, August 01, 2005


Time is our most valuable asset.
Yet we tend to waste it, kill it,
and spend it rather than invest it.

.....Jim Rohn

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Are You Designing A Life?

The Mechanics of Wealth
Lifestyle Enhancement Strategies

Published By:

Mike Stokes
The Home Business Network


When was the last time your boss said,

"I'm going to make you rich!"

Someone once told me:

"We all have two choices - We can make
a living or we can design a life."

Are you making a living or designing a life?

Wise words that I got from a millionaire:

"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines,
practiced every day; while failure is simply a few
errors in judgment, repeated every day.

It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines
and our judgments that leads us to either
fortune or failure.


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"It's NEVER too late to BE
what you might have BEEN."


Friday, July 29, 2005

Always Do Right

Always do right.
This will gratify some people,
and astonish the rest.

.....Mark Twain

Thursday, July 28, 2005


If you have a big problem in your life,
all that means is that you’re being a small person.

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
T. Harv Eker

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Gossiping about others creates
a negative prosperity debt.

This is an offshoot of the
vacuum law of prosperity.

When you gossip about others,
you are a voyeur to their discomfort,
and incur a karma debt for this.

37 Secrets About Prosperity
By - Randy Gage

Monday, July 25, 2005


You can complain because roses have thorns,
or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.

Friday, July 22, 2005


It is in your moments of decision
that your destiny is shaped.

Anthony Robbins

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Make A Difference

To make a difference, you must first decide
to be different in your faith and conduct.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Know What You Don't Want

Knowing what you don’t want is
the springboard to your miracles.

Knowing what you don’t want
is simply your current reality.

And current reality can change.

From – “The Attractor Factor”
By – Joe Vitale

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Consider This

Without opposition or resistance,
there is no potential for progress.

Without the resistance of air,
an eagle can’t soar.

Without the resistance of water,
a ship can’t float.

Without the resistance of gravity,
you and I can’t even walk.

From - Your Best Life Now Journal
By – Joel Osteen

Friday, July 15, 2005

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Thought For Today

It’s not what you are that holds you back,
it’s what you think you are not.

Denis Waitley

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

What Do You Want?

Everyone knows what they want.

They are simply afraid to admit it.

Once they admit it, they have to own up
to the fact that they don’t have it.

They have to begin to take action to get
what they want, or they have to make
excuses for not trying.

Both may be uncomfortable.

To stay safe, people lie.

From “The Attractor Factor”
By – Joe Vitale

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Attracting Prosperity

When you are not attracting all the prosperity
you are seeking in your life, ask yourself what
you are holding on to that you should be releasing.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Your Reality

Knowing what you don’t want is
the springboard to your miracles.

Knowing what you don’t want
is simply your current reality.

And current reality can change.

Recommended Reading:

The Attractor Factor
By - Joe Vitale

Saturday, July 09, 2005


Q – How do you know what is impossible?

A – How do you know what isn’t?

Recommended Reading –

The Attractor Factor
By – Joe Vitale

(Thanks, Cairine!)

Friday, July 08, 2005

Time and Money

If you waste your MONEY,
you can earn more.

If you waste your TIME,
it is irreplaceable.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Way Things Are

Things are the way you THINK they are,
because you THINK they are that way.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Closed Doors

When one door closes another door opens;
but we so often look so long and so
regretfully upon the closed door,
that we do not see the ones
which open for us.

.....Alexander Graham Bell

Friday, July 01, 2005


We learn more about the character
of people on one OFF day,
than on all their ON days
put together.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Quote of the Day

“Adversity reveals genius,
prosperity conceals it.”

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I Am What I Am

“I am what I am today because of what
I believed about myself yesterday.

And I will be tomorrow what
I believe about myself right now.”

Your Best Life Now
By Joel Osteen

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


“BIG goals get BIG results.

NO goals get NO results,
or, somebody else’s results.”

.....Mark Victor Hansen

Self Image

You will never rise above the image you
have of yourself in your own mind.

Recommended Reading:

Your Best Life Now
By – Joel Osteen

Monday, June 27, 2005


The true measure of all great leaders
is how well they weather the storms.

You’re the captain of the ship.

Never let others see fear in your eyes,
or they’ll jump ship out of panic.

Sunday, June 26, 2005


The only competition you will ever have
is with your own ignorance.

Recommended Reading:

You Were Born Rich
By: Bob Proctor

Saturday, June 25, 2005


I want to know God’s thoughts.

The rest are details.

.....Albert Einstein

Friday, June 24, 2005

Make Your Dreams Come True

A DREAM written down with a date becomes a GOAL.

A goal broken down becomes a PLAN.

A plan backed by ACTION makes your dream come true.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

You Can Achieve Anything

The only thing that stands between
you and what you want from life is
simply the will to pursue it and
the faith to believe it is possible.

Only your mind sets your limits.

©2005 by Max Steingart
Reproduce freely but maintain © notice

Why Not?

Why not you?

Why not now?

Why postpone a better future?

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Excerpt from "Multiple Streams of Income"

The Mechanics of Wealth
Lifestyle Enhancement Strategies

Published By:

Mike Stokes
The Home Business Network


This report is actually an excerpt
from the best selling book,
"Multiple Streams of Income"
by Robert Allen.

The title of Chapter 11 is:

Network Marketing: The Ultimate Money Machine

This is some GREAT information on
HOW TO build YOUR business.


Note: ( I begin quoting from the book here...)

Principle 2: Use the Right Marketing System

By marketing system, I mean HOW
you will attract your customers.

Here is the system that most people use to get
started in traditional network marketing:

*** Make a list of at least 100 names,
including everyone you know.

*** Call each of them and try to sell them
your product or your opportunity.

What a formula!

It's simple... It's cheap... It's duplicable.

But 90% of the people who follow this system FAIL!


Because, the odds of finding a truly qualified customer
in ANY average group of 100 people is VERY low.

Maybe only 1 or 2 percent are actually seeking
your product or opportunity at this moment -
5 percent if you're lucky.

Zig Ziglar himself couldn't find more than
five good customers in this group.

Ninety-five people would turn him down.

That's a 95 percent rejection rate -
and he's the BEST SALESPERSON in the WORLD!

What's going to happen when our untrained
beginner calls this same list?

Massive rejection followed by failure.

It's not because the product is bad
or the opportunity is not good
or even because the beginner
doesn't know how to sell.

It's BECAUSE the odds of finding two good customers
in ANY LIST of 100 average people is very low.

But the beginner doesn't KNOW this...

But here's the GOOD NEWS.

Although a beginner feels defeated with only
a 5 percent success rate, ANY mail-order
marketer will tell you that a 5 percent response
rate is FANTASTIC!

It's the stuff FORTUNE'S are made of.

Mail-order marketers are ECSTATIC with
a 1 or 2 percent response rate!

ANY successful network marketing business:

If you can find just ONE or TWO customers in
every 100 contacts, you can build a FORTUNE.

To be successful in network marketing
you need a SYSTEM that...

*** Dramatically lowers the probability of rejection.
*** Sifts through the 100 people to AUTOMATICALLY
find the five who are most interested.
*** Get those five prospects to CALL YOU on
the phone and tell you they're interested.
*** Automatically TRAINS the two HOTTEST prospects
to SELL THEMSELVES and give you the money.

No rejection:

Only the HOT prospect RESPONDS.

The 9 cold ones don't respond.


We don't want to talk to them anyway.

Who wants unnecessary rejection?

In other words, we DON'T do SALES.

(End of quoting from the book.)

Does this sound FAMILIAR?

* This is EXACTLY how our BUSINESS SYSTEM works.
* This is EXACTLY what we do.
* This is how THOUSANDS of people just like
YOU and me make a REAL LIVING...

NOT some meager paycheck that won't last the month.

This is how I was able to leave my
full-time job in just 5 months.

I can SHOW YOU HOW to do this.

I do it every day.

This is WHAT I do.

I TEACH people JUST LIKE YOU how to do this.

It ain't rocket science...

IF *** IF ***


Get this...

You are ALREADY IN this system...

You are just on the WRONG SIDE

Come on over to MY side of the cash register.

Go to my website:

Read about how we make money..

Take a Test Drive. NO risk... NO obligation...

You can get YOUR OWN cash-generating website.

We'll get YOUR NAME on it...

***** *****

What'll your broke in-laws think about THAT???

What'll your beer-drinking buddies think?

"Sorry, can't sit at the pub tonight...
Got to get back to some people that
BOUGHT STUFF at MY website today."

HA !!!


With YOUR NAME on it.

You have NOTHING to lose,
and EVERYTHING to gain.

Got questions?

Call me...

Email me...

I'm here to show you HOW.


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"If you're treading water,
you're losing ground."


Recommended Reading -

The Little Money Bible
By - Stuart Wilde


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Don't Go There

“Don’t go where you are tolerated,
go where you are celebrated.”

.....Mike Litman

What's Your Day Like?

For most of the herd,
every day is
Ground Hog Day.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Where Could You Be?

Where could you be tomorrow if
you put your ideas into action today?

Sunday, June 19, 2005

HOW to Make Money in Network Distribution

The Mechanics of Wealth
Lifestyle Enhancement Strategies

Published By:

Mike Stokes
The Home Business Network


"HOW Do I Make Money With You


Exactly WHAT Do I Need To Do?"

HOW Do You Make Money in Network Distribution?

It's really very simple.

You need to find 3-5 people in the ENTIRE world that
want to make an EXTRA $1,000 or more per month.

Then teach them how to do the same thing.

That's ALL you need to do.

There are approximately 6 BILLION souls on this planet.

You need to locate 3-5 of them that want
to make an extra $1,000 a month.

Exactly WHAT Do You Need To Do?

Again, this is very simple.

You need to make yourself and your
information AVAILABLE to people.

You MUST get your information to OTHER people.

It does you NO good whatsoever to keep
the information about your opportunity
all to yourself.

That is ALL you need to do.

OTHER people have the MONEY that YOU desire.

You must trade YOUR information for THEIR money.

HOW you make yourself and your information
available to people is up to you.

You can either:

1. TELL people that you know, verbally yourself,
as in talking to them.
2. Run ads and offer FREE Information.
Those people that respond are interested.
Send them the information and ask them
what else they need to know before
making a decision.
3. Join a Lead Generation company or buy a list
of leads and either call them or put them on
an Informational Series of emails on your
4. Join an ad co-op with your upline and
call those people that respond.

There may be other ways to LOCATE people
to share your information with.

The bottom line is this:

You MUST do one of them if you want to build a check.

That's ALL there is to it.


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"Sponsoring is not a problem.
Belief is the problem."


Recommended Reading -

The Magic of Thinking BIG
By - David J. Schwartz


Saturday, June 18, 2005

Friday, June 17, 2005


“If you live each day as if it was your last,
someday you’ll most certainly be right.”

It might be a good idea to ask yourself
this question every morning:

“If today were the last day of my life,
would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”

Whenever the answer has been “No”
for too many days in a row, maybe
you need to change something.

Thursday, June 16, 2005


Money can’t buy happiness.

But happiness can’t pay the bills.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Your Thinking

If you’re going to think anyway,
you may as well think BIG.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Making Money

There are only two ways to earn money:

People at work.


Money at work.

Monday, June 13, 2005



A person that solves problems for people at a profit.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Saturday, June 11, 2005


Leverage creates speed.

If you want to create wealth,
you need leverage.

Lot’s of it.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Your Thought Process

What got you here
won’t take you there.

The same pattern of thinking that has
gotten us to where we are will not
take us to where we want to go.

Thursday, June 09, 2005


You should expect problems.

That will save you the time wasted on
surprise or dismay when they surface.

.....Donald Trump

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Financial Independence

The Mechanics of Wealth
Lifestyle Enhancement Strategies

Published By:

Mike Stokes
The Home Business Network


(By - Jim Rohn)

Shortly after I met my mentor, he asked me,

"Mr. Rohn, how much money have you saved
and invested over the last six years?"

And I said, "None."

He then asked, "Who sold you on that plan?"

It is better to be a lender than a spender.

To become financially independent,

you must turn part of your INCOME into CAPITAL;





Financial independence is the ability to live from
the income of your own personal resources.

If you depend on your company to take care
of your retirement, your future income
will be divided by five.

Take care of yourself, and you can
MULTIPLY your future income by five.

I remember saying to my mentor,

"If I had more money, I would have a better plan."

He quickly responded,

"I would suggest that if you had a better plan,
you would have more money."

You see, it's not the amount that counts;
it's the plan that counts.

If you were to show me your current financial plan,
would I get so excited by it that I would go
across the country and lecture on it?

If the answer is no, then here's my question,

"Why not?"

Why wouldn't you have a superior financial plan
that is taking you to the places you want to go?

I used to say, "Things cost too much."

Then my teacher straightened me out on that by saying,

"The problem isn't that things cost too much.

The problem is that you can't afford it."

That's when I finally understood that the problem wasn't "IT"-

the problem was "ME."

* These quotes are by Jim Rohn,
America's Foremost Business Philosopher.
Excerpted from The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn.
Copyright © 1994 Jim Rohn International.
All rights reserved worldwide.


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"Got to stop wishing,
Time to go fishing,
Down to rock bottom again."


Recommended Reading -

The Seasons of Life
By - Jim Rohn


The Key

The KEY to a successful franchise
is the SYSTEM.

NOT the owner or the product.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Your Bank Account

You must begin to understand that
the present state of your bank account,
your sales, your health, your social life,
your position at work, etc.,
is nothing more than the physical manifestation
of your previous thinking.

If you sincerely wish to change or improve
your results in your physical world,
you must change your thoughts and
you must change them immediately.

“You Were Born Rich” – Bob Proctor

Prosperity Consciousness

Lack and limitation can only exist when
we make room for them in our own minds.

But prosperity consciousness knows
no lack and no limitation.

The wealth you are seeking is –
and always has been –
seeking you in return.

“You Were Born Rich” – Bob Proctor

Monday, June 06, 2005

Sunday, June 05, 2005


Your world will change whether
or not you choose to change it.

But, you do have the power
to choose its direction.

You can select your own targets.

.....Believe and Achieve


We are all ruled by habits.

We can control our destinies and our way of life only
to the extent to which we can control our habits.

All of your successes and failures are
the results of habits you have formed.

.....Believe and Achieve

How High Can You Go?

“You can’t conceive how far up is,
except for the limitations of your own mind.”

Once you decide how high it is that you want to go,
that’s as far as you will go.

.....Believe and Achieve


“Success is the ability to go from one failure
to another with no lack of enthusiasm.”

.....Winston Churchill

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Friday, June 03, 2005

Noah's Ark

"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."

.....Howard Ruff


“Put all your eggs in one basket,
and watch that basket.”

.....Andrew Carnegie

When You Have A Dream

“When you have a dream,
NOTHING gets in your way.

When you don’t have a dream,
EVERYTHING gets in your way.”

.....Big Al

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Residual Income

When you go to bed each night,
ask yourself this question:

“What percentage of my day did I
spend creating residual income?”

If the answer is zero,
you’re in financial trouble.

You’d better wake up
tomorrow and get busy.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Making Money

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity,
but it was the man that invented the meter
that made the money.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Future

The future is not something that just happens.

The future is something that you make happen.

Monday, May 30, 2005

What Is "Success"?

What does “Success” mean?

Success is simply about getting positive results.

In the beginning,
Success is not about making a million dollars.

When you’re just getting started,
it’s really just about getting positive results.

The Money Game

The object of the Money Game is
to accumulate enough investments
so that the income from those investments
will eventually support you.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Quick and Easy

“Quick and easy is seldom quick and never easy.
...Mark Twain

Gone Fishing

“Got to stop wishin’
Got to go fishin’
Down to rock bottom again.”
...”A Pirate Looks at Forty
....Jimmy Buffet

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Friday, May 27, 2005


“Often, success may depend on knowing
how long it takes to succeed.”


"We cannot become
what we need to be
by remaining what we are."


Things do not change; we change.


The definition of insanity is
doing the same thing but
expecting different results.


There is a way,
and I will definitely find it.

3 Secrets of Success

Three Secrets of Success:

1. Be at the right place.
2. At the right time.
3. Take massive and immediate action.
... Bill Gates

Enjoy the Little Things

Enjoy the little things…

One day you may look back and
realize they were the BIG things.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Your Bank Account

The present state of your bank account
is nothing more than
the physical manifestation
of your previous thinking.

- Bob Proctor

Recommended Reading:

“You Were Born Rich”
By – Bob Proctor

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


What really matters to the consumer is
which product has the better advertising.

Monday, May 23, 2005

The Difference

"The difference between those who
do it and those who don't...

Is that those who do it, do it,
and those who don't, don't."


“I don’t set trends.
I just find out what they are
and I exploit them.”

- Dick Clark
(American Bandstand)
Music Industry Executive

Friday, May 20, 2005

When Customers Leave

Customers don't just stop doing business.
They just stop doing business with YOU.


Take your focus off your product or opportunity.

Put your focus on the possible changes
in your prospect's life.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Money Systems

Freedom comes from having a
Money System working for you.

NOT from a particular product or service.

Recommended Reading:
“Conversations With Millionaires”
By – Mike Litman & Jason Oman

Just Dreaming?

Instead of just dreaming of millions,
you first need to stop and ask yourself,

“What do I need to do to move forward
from where I’m at right now?”

Gurus talk about MAKING $10,000 a month,
MAKING $100,000 a month.

But, if you’ve never even made $1,000 or
even $100 from your own abilities without
working a job to do it, then you first need
to focus on making that first $100 to $1,000.

- Excerpt from “Money on Demand”

Recommended Reading:
“Money on Demand”
By – Mike Litman & Jason Oman

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

This One Step

"This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it,
changes everything."

- Scott Reed

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The McDonalds' Money Machine Dissected

The Mechanics of Wealth
Lifestyle Enhancement Strategies

Published By:

Mike Stokes
The Home Business Network


...Business Systems 101...

You don't buy a McDonalds franchise because
you're interested in hamburgers.

You buy a McDonalds because you're interested
in a PROVEN moneymaking SYSTEM.

The same holds true for ANY business opportunity,
including network marketing.

Unless you're independently wealthy,
DON'T get involved with a hyped-up
product that's going to "sell itself."

NOTHING sells itself.

PEOPLE sell stuff, period.

Get into a business that you can take
a pen and paper to and ACTUALLY SEE
how you're going to make money.

If you're making money, you can afford
to buy the hyped-up product with your
business PROFITS, if you still want it.

You don't need to get into an unprofitable
business over a hyped-up product..


There is NO other reason for being in business.

"If it don't make dollars, it don't make sense."
- "Neon" Deonne Sanders

If you're not in business to make money,
why bother?

Heck, spend the time with your family,
or go boating.

Best of Success!


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"If you're NOT making money while you sleep,
you'll NEVER get rich."


Recommended Reading -

The E Myth Revisited
By - Michael Gerber


Monday, May 16, 2005

Friday, May 13, 2005

The Simple Truth

All we need to do to improve our results…

Is to plug a larger, more prosperous IDEA
into the infinite current of life.

What Are You Selling?

The salesman may think he’s SELLING a drill,
but the customer is BUYING a hole.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

What Are You Selling?

To make money, you have to deliver your ENERGY.

If what you're selling is ENERGY,
there is NO competition.

Monday, May 09, 2005


Opportunities for unlimited wealth are
camouflaged as undiscovered solutions
to other people’s problems

Sunday, May 08, 2005


Through relationships we learn about ourselves.

Because the people around us
reflect back to us what we are.

Recommended Reading:

"Life Was Never Meant To Be A Struggle"
By - Stuart Wilde

Your Finances

The question here is not,
"Do you have enough money?"

Rather, it is,
"Is your life contained and balanced
within the money you do have?"

Recommended Reading:

"Life Was Never Meant To Be A Struggle"
By - Stuart Wilde

Concentration – The Power of Focus

The first law of success is concentration.

Bend all your energies to one point,
and go directly to that point.

Look neither right nor left.

Set your face in the direction of the things you want
and bring all of your powers to bear towards its attainment.

When your mental and physical resources are focused,
your power to solve problems multiplies tremendously.

To try two things at once is to do neither.

Nothing can add more power to your life
as much as concentration all your energies
on a single target.

Everything else is meaningless.

Your power rests where your consciousness flows.

While working on an idea, give it your full attention.

Empower it with your consciousness until it becomes a reality.

Through concentration you become powerful.

Saturday, May 07, 2005


If you're paralyzed with fear,
it's a good thing.

It shows you what you have to do.