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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Mike Stokes
The Home Business Network


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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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Mike Stokes
The Home Business Network


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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.


Need help putting together a personal Financial Plan?

Go to:

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The Home Business Network


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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.