Saturday, October 27, 2007

"I Can't Afford It"

"I can't afford it"

That's not true.

At least it's not true almost all the time.

Very few of your prospects
literally can't afford it.

What they are really trying to say is,
"it's not worth it."

As in -

it's not worth re-prioritizing my life...

not worth the risk...

not worth what I'll have to
give up to get this...

not worth being in debt for.

One response to repeated
cries of "I can't afford it"
is to lower your prices.

A better response is to tell a better,
more accurate story, and to tell it
to the right people.

The best response is to make something worth paying for.

Blog post by Seth Godin.

Mike Stokes
Tampa, FL

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

How To Enroll Health Food Stores

Tuesday 7:00 PM
Baton Rouge, LA

Working on a NEW eBook:

"How To Enroll Health Food Stores
Into Your Network Marketing
Organization by Mail Order"

I use FREE Vista Print post cards
and have gotten like 84 stores
selling my products for me.

Every store has its own network
of customers that I would have
NEVER reached on my own.

And they bring credibility to the
table that a part-time MLMer
never could.

Talk about volume!

Hope to get it done before we leave
on our October vacation sometime

next week.

Stay tuned...

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
The Cash Flow Strategy

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Part-Time Millionaire

The Part-Time Millionaire
Business System

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

This can be a picture
of YOUR business

Here's what I do:

I have a few ads running online.

I get several GREAT
leads every day.

You don't need many
when they're GOOD.

Quite often, they call me first.

I love that.

Makes for a very pleasant conversation.

Or, I may call 2 or 3 of the leads.

Takes maybe 30 minutes total.

Sometimes we really hit it
off and talk for hours.

Anyway, I don't worry about
the outcome of the call.

All I want to do is introduce myself,
and meet someone new, a fellow marketer.

Ask one or two simple questions.

Point them to some really good
FREE information in my system.

Let them sell themselves.

I do this when I'm at home,
and when I'm in a hotel on
the beach, like I am now.

A portable business only
requires a laptop computer
and a cell phone (or two).

Sound simple?

It is.

Stop spinning your wheels.

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skilled and experienced mentor that
is “Walking-the-Walk.”

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Market ANY Opportunity

Learn HOW TO –

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and qualified leads.

Learn HOW TO –

Create a Funded Proposal Marketing System
that will -

1. Generate quality, targeted leads.
2. Generate up-front cash flow to erase your
advertising costs and turn an up-front PROFIT.

Learn HOW TO –

Set up a MARKETING FUNNEL to automate
your “prospect education” process.

Let your prospects sell themselves
before you even talk with them.

Learn HOW TO –

Set up EXIT PROGRAMS to “sell” to
your prospects that don’t join your
primary program right away.

Make money when they say "no."

Learn HOW TO –

Keep your prospects in your “loop”,
so that when their TIMING is right,
you’re the person they turn to when
they’re ready to look at another opportunity.

Learn HOW TO –

Set up and provide a meaningful follow-up
NEWSLETTER to keep your prospects in
your system, and your name and face in
front of them.

Learn HOW TO –

Utilize marketing SKILLS, TECHNIQUES
and TOOLS that you thought were only
reserved for the heavy hitters.

Learn HOW TO –

Build a thriving business in
about 30 minutes a day.

Sound like you?

How do you find out more?

Get This FREE Report

Best bet, call me -

Mike Stokes
(225) 218-1469

Read the articles and reports on this blog.

Ready to get started?

Then let’s get your Part-Time Millionaires
Business System set up and producing

Making money is simple,
you just have to learn how.

Someone taught me.

Now, I’m ready to teach you!

Best of Success,

Mike Stokes
(225) 218-1469

The CASH FLOW Strategy

PS - I spend a lot of time enjoying life
and doing other stuff, so you may
get the voicemail...
Just leave a message and I’ll call
you back, usually the same day.
We’ll get YOUR business-system set up,
then YOU can start enjoying life too.

The CASH FLOW Strategy

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

It's Easier to Sponsor a Happy Customer...

The Part-Time Millionaires
Business Development System

Lead With The Product While
Selling "The Dream"

If the product doesn't make sense,
the business won't either.

Your goal is to develop a
culture of "products first".

This will protect your business
and secure your future because
business has a natural rhythm:

Up and down.

So, you need to anchor to the
strength of your product!

This will stabilize your organization even
when you experience rough waters.

In contrast to MLM, take a look at McDonalds...

With McDonalds, every franchise owner can
potentially be successful, and most are.

McDonalds works because the
fundamental business unit,
the single store, makes a profit...

So, the other stores
(as in, your downline)
are profitable too.

Your typical MLM company is
promoting a sales process
that fundamentally loses money!

Let me explain...

For "the rest of the story," go to:

Dead Downlines Don't Lie

Best of Success,

Mike Stokes
(225) 218-1469

The Cash Flow Strategy

Monday, October 08, 2007

“What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.”

Monday 9:17 PM
Lake Buena Vista, FL

You ever notice, in Las Vegas
they don’t advertise the gambling?

You’ve seen the ads in the magazines and on TV…

“What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.”

They advertise the shows and the entertainment
and the fabulous hotels and the fun and excitement…
everything but the gambling!

And where do they make their money?

On the “back-end” – the gambling.

You ever have an MLM heavy hitter call
you and pitch you on their MLM deal?

No? I didn’t think so…

That’s not the way they do it.

The high-rollers and heavy hitters
all follow the same FORMULA.

They all “lead” with an information product.

Look at Big Al…

Big Al sells seminars and books and tapes…

So does Randy Gage, Russell Paley, Mike Dillard,
Mike Stokes, the Amway/Quixtar hitters,
Herbalife players, the list goes on and on…

They all make their money before their downline shows up.

Now, you can do this too!

Quit spending money advertising your MLM opportunity…

No one’s interested!

You retail a low-cost “front-end” generic information product:
a book, CDs, “How-To” courses – to pay for your advertising
and lead generation, and make your big money on the “back-end”
product which is your MLM opportunity!

"It’s easier to sponsor a customer
than to recruit a complete stranger."

Are you beginning to see how much simpler and
less stressful it would be to have prospects
calling you up...

Seeking your help and advice, and you pointing
them to a generic information product that will
really help them?

Rather than the major TIME and MONEY investment,
not to mention the uncertainty, of an
all-together new business “opportunity”?

It takes time to grow a downline.

And you’ve got to make money in the meantime…

And that means retailing.

How many people do you know that want
to buy into your "pyramid" deal?

Yet there are millions of people already in
a network marketing business and struggling,
that are eagerly searching for information
on how to build their businesses faster and better!

Which person do you think would be easier to sell?

It’s way faster – and easier – to make $500 a month
retailing a product or service that everyone needs
than it is to build a $500 a month residual check.

Plus, you’re positioning yourself as an expert,
providing generic tools and information to the

And not out there pleading with people
to get rich with you in your new deal.

And best of all, unlike selling your business opportunity
to a complete stranger, Information Marketing is easier
to sell – you can put in on “auto-pilot”.

How often does anyone call you up to
sell you a book or marketing course?

You sell these products with sales letters and websites,
24/7, while you’re at work, sleeping, or on vacation!

Actually, you don’t sell them...

Machines do!

Websites, auto-responders, emails.

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Mike Stokes
Disney World, Florida

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Leadership cannot really be taught.

It can only be learned.

-- Harold Geneen

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
The Cash Flow Strategy

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Spectacular Achievement

Spectacular Achievement is always preceded
by unspectacular preparation.
--Robert Schuller

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
The Cash Flow Strategy

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Three Warning Signs of Poverty Mentality

Three Warning Signs of Poverty Mentality
by Randy Gage

When was the last time you gave any serious thought
to your priorities, and where you expend your energy?

Can you say with certainty that you are completely
focused on ‘abundance’ and not on ‘lack’?

I don’t think people are born with an
abundance mentality or a lack mentality.

I think for many of us our priorities are the
result of subtle, subconscious ‘programming’
that determines our approach to just about
everything in life.

Instead of being programmed for success,
most people are programmed to avoid

This programming controls how you react to hundreds
of situations, each and every day. And the way you
react reveals what your programming really is.

There are many different warning signs all around
us that we are suffering from lack programming or
a poverty mentality, but none of these red flags
will be of any use until we open our eyes and
start looking for them.

Like posted traffic signs and speed limits,
these warning signs are there for our benefit,
helping us raise awareness of our programming.

Three of the most common warning signs
I see are the following:

Warning sign #1: Constant Money Fixation

What do you think about money?

When you do think about it, are you concerned
about how much of it you lack,
or how much you can manifest?

Have you ever thought about why you want
to manifest money in the first place?

Most poor people spend all their time thinking about
money (or more specifically, their lack of it).

When I was younger and broke, that’s what I did.

I was fixated on money.

I thought about all the things I didn’t have and couldn’t get.

And I was very jealous of the people who had them.

Warning sign #2: "I Hate Rich People!"

Being jealous of all the things other people
had that I didn’t have, didn't help matters.

Know where it led?

Jealousy soon turned to hate.

Soon I hated all rich people because they had what I wanted
-- nice homes, exotic cars, expensive clothes.

That’s when the real problems started,
because as much as I hated rich people,
I was working hard every day trying to
become one!

That set the stage for a whole bunch of internal conflict
that I had no idea was going on.

I ended up surging forward to success,
only to sabotage myself every time I
got close.

I snatched defeat from the jaws of
victory more times than I can count.

I thought I was programmed for success,
but was actually programmed for poverty.

Warning sign #3:
Fear-Based Decision-Making Making

Decisions based on fear of loss or failure
never leads toward prosperity.

In fact, fear-based decision-making can rob you
of any sense of happiness or joy of success,
and distort your behavior.

Have you ever seen someone experience more anguish
at losing $10 than earning $100?

Ever seen someone drive around a parking lot
for 10 minutes to avoid a one-minute walk to
the store?

These scenarios are fear-based, not prosperity driven.

The decisions are not made on what the possible benefits are,
but made in order to avoid a possible negative outcome.

How do you know what kind of programming you have?

If you really want to know if you have prosperity
programming or a poverty mentality,
look for your answer in the previous scenarios.

Do they sound familiar?

If you make decisions--particularly money and career ones--
based on the "moving away from fear" model,
you’ve got poverty programming.

If your decisions are made based on a
positive "move toward prosperity" model,
then you have success programming.

What do you do if you test poverty programming?

You’re already doing it.

Raise your awareness of your programming
and recognize it for what it is.

Of particular importance is regulating the influences
you’re getting from the TV shows and movies you watch,
the books you read, etc.

I applied the principles of a prosperity mentality,
and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has
had a greater degree of turnaround.

This only happened because I was willing to confront
my weaknesses, discover and eliminate the insidious
poverty mentality I had, and replace it with positive

To this day, I am ever vigilant, mindful of
what I allow myself to watch and listen to,
and the people I associate with.

The more you experience success and prosperity,
the more you’ll start to realize how little
they have to do with opportunity, chance, luck -
or even training, education, or skill.

It has everything to do with consciousness,
beliefs, and even subconscious programming
that you aren’t aware of.

You see, poverty is not an absence of money and things
-- it is a mindset.

Prosperity is not an abundance of money and things
--it’s also a mindset.

When I began studying the laws that govern prosperity,
I had to get out of my comfort zone, face fears,
and really examine my belief system.

It was hard work, and sometimes still is,
but the results are well worth the
temporary discomfort.

I share all of this with you in the hope you
too will benefit from its truth.

I want you to be healthy, happy, and rich!


P.S. Start expecting and accepting your own prosperity today!
There are many great prosperity & success resources available to
help you get started on the right path. Take a moment right now
to check them out and see how they can help you transform your

Brought to you by:

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
The Cash Flow Strategy