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by Michael Barrett

As a fellow entrepreneur, I am inclined to believe that New Comers to Network Marketing, Affiliate Marketing or Marketing Online in general do not initially comprehend the need for ‘Personal Development’ or ‘Prosperity Consciousness’ as an obvious prerequisite for success. This may be a result of not being exposed, as a business owner, to marketing and direct sales. As is often the case, many of us have not been exposed to wealth building strategies or an entrepreneurial mindset that is rooted in success or financial achievement. Often times books, CDs, DVDs, etc. are recommended by team leaders who want to facilitate a success strategy to pave the way for a win-win situation and mindset for all to ensure total success. Who among new comers to MLM, have not been encouraged to read: “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki, or who has not been prompted to read at least once or several times, Napoleon Hill’s Classic: “Think and Grow Rich” or “The Science of Getting Rich” and other classics for achieving success in establishing a Mastermind Culture.

These recommendations generally come when a person has joined an MLM which is most admirable and truly a source of inspiration and encouragement when one is just getting started. I know that this was the case when I first got started with Xango four years ago. In fact they had a great monthly mailing of very helpful CD’s on leadership and business development training. I still wonder if companies like “Your Success Institute,” in addition to implementing its present MLM compensation plan, might consider offering Personal Development materials for a flat monthly fee of $15-$25 for members of other MLM companies. This would be a good offset to level the playing field when considering the competition that is now offering similar resources in that price range. It bears repeating that the majority of people in various MLM programs need Personal Development Resources as tools to assist them in achieving personal and professional success.

1. This would eliminate potential conflict of interest for Network Marketing Companies who prefer that people adhere to 1 and not multiple MLMs.

2. It is more affordable when discretionary spending is down and people need at least 60 days to get to know their products and services and also need to make their first initial sales in their respective MLM less they will drop out due to a lack of productivity and possible lack of confidence, enthusiasm or their ability to succeed.

3. A 3rd consideration could include a 1 or 2 tier affiliate program for members of other MLMs who could be reimbursed for referring their team members to the (YSI) Training Center and Library. In this scenario, you could have a separate stand alone affiliate program to cover all your bases – especially seeing how there have been several failed attempts to establish an MLM paradigm for Personal Development Products that can sustain a profit. It also builds on a solid principle of basic affiliate marketing which is often employed by trainers and motivational speakers to fortify their bottom line, not to mention Amazon.com and numerous others who have an extensive affiliate marketing program. Why not create a hybrid and novel approach to integrating these two very lucrative strategies which do not have to be viewed as diametrically opposed or an either or approach to profit sharing – all under one roof. It would be didactic and a teachable moment for the new comer looking to establish their own footing in sales and marketing while at the same time remaining dynamic with an eye towards diversity in the market share for personal development and related strategies to achieve universal success.

As a member of i Learning Global for abut six months, it was my belief that this company was primarily a glorified infomercial for its faculty. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with that model, but “it is what it is” in spite of the valuable resources that (ILG) offers. Often times what you get is a smattering and a taste for what the individual faculty member has to offer in their more extensive and expanded courses and services. They too are entrepreneurs and are in business to offer services to assist individuals, corporations and small businesses while sustaining a profit.

At the reduced price for monthly membership, I Learning Global stands a good chance of attracting tens of thousands of Independent Business Owners from other MLMs. At the end of the day in light of recent comings and goings of MLM based companies offering personal development training resources, it is becoming more evident that Personal Development needs to be made available, at least for the beginner on a budget at a reduced cost, as it is truly a desirable and necessary enhancement to facilitate success for a person who aspires to fire their boss as an employee and establish roots as an independent business owner well on their way to financial freedom and prosperity. This isn’t to suggest that one cannot generate a handsome profit from marketing and promoting personal development, but history does not come down on the side of success for companies who have recently attempted to promote and market personal development exclusively as an MLM.

Authors Resource Box: Michael Barrett is an accomplished musician, entrepreneur, marketing consultant and published composer. To learn more about Michael Barrett, go to: http://WhoIsMichaelBarrett.com

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?Your Success Institute” also known as “My Mentors Network” is a great name, concept and a very powerful mastermind strategy as it brings the Best of the Best Leadership Development trainers all together under one big tent on high definition video delivered right to your computer. As you may have come to realize, if you have been in the process of starting or developing your own business, that finding a good mentor is important to ensure your success. It might be more important than finding the best MLM or business opportunity. A good mentor or team of dynamic mentors can make all the difference in helping you to develop the right mindset to make your business or venture a tremendous success.

This is why you should take a close look at My Mentors Network / Your Success Institute. If you are at a point where you want to end your MLM struggles and want to succeed in network marketing, then this site could provide the resources and that extra push you may be looking for. My Mentors Network / Your success Institute is a membership site and offers all types of mentorship programs, audio, video, eBooks and a wonderful opportunity to make money from the monthly renewals of all who join under you.

The Business Opportunity

Your Success Institute / My Mentors Network utilizes a binary compensation plan. To begin earning you need to qualify by personally sponsoring two other representatives and placing one on your left team and one on your right team. Once qualified, you can then make money off of your retail sales and off of your down line sales. Like any other network marketing opportunity, significant money can be earned with My Mentors Network by recruiting as many affiliates as possible. Because if provides ongoing training in the area of ‘personal’ and ‘business’ development with some of the best in the industry, leaders like: Tom Woods, Less Brown, Robert Kiyosaki, Barbara Diangelus, Ellie Drake, Jack Canfield, (Chicken Soup of the soul), Olympian John Neighbor and so many more. It is the perfect compliment for your team and will be of tremendous value as a resource to help you build your existing MLM while developing a second income stream in the process. Think of the outlay of cash that is spent on personal and business development tools that many of us spend. Here you get the tools and can generate income from marketing these tools simultaneously.

Here is where you truly begin to leverage your time and energy. However to get there you must have the right mentors and mindset. This is where the company’s product line comes in for you. You can find the right material as well as the right mentors to help you along your financial journey.

In conclusion “Your Success Institute” / My Mentors Network is a very attractive company with a ‘living and growing product line,’ as it is comprised of the Best of the Best industry leaders on the planet. Personal development is key for what sets this company apart from the many business opportunities that one has to choose from. There is virtually no competition that is this affordable – which alone should make this one of the top priorities in your life. The success of your network marketing career and team development is contingent on your pursuit of increased productivity, integrated marketing strategies, (online and offline) and powerful leadership development tools and resources.

To learn how you can develop and master online methods and strategies to insure your success in recruiting and managing a large downline for “My Mentors Network” / Your success Institute – Business go to: http://yoursuccessinstitute.com/michaelbarrett

Authors Resource Box – Michael Barrett is an internet marketing coach, entrepreneur, author, networker, published composer & producer looking to connect with other like minded individuals who have a passion for success, learning and abundant living.  To learn more about attraction marketing and mastermind edge leadership training strategies go to: http://whoismichaelbarrett.com

Your Success Institute / My Mentors Network – A Review?

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?Your Success Institute” also known as “My Mentors Network” is a great name, concept and a very powerful mastermind strategy as it brings the Best of the Best Leadership Development trainers all together under one big tent on high definition video delivered right to your computer. As you may have come to realize, if you have been in the process of starting or developing your own business, that finding a good mentor is important to ensure your success. It might be more important than finding the best MLM or business opportunity. A good mentor or team of dynamic mentors can make all the difference in helping you to develop the right mindset to make your business or venture a tremendous success.

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The Business Opportunity

Your Success Institute / My Mentors Network utilizes a binary compensation plan. To begin earning you need to qualify by personally sponsoring two other representatives and placing one on your left team and one on your right team. Once qualified, you can then make money off of your retail sales and off of your down line sales. Like any other network marketing opportunity, significant money can be earned with My Mentors Network by recruiting as many affiliates as possible. Because if provides ongoing training in the area of ‘personal’ and ‘business’ development with some of the best in the industry, leaders like: Tom Woods, Less Brown, Robert Kiyosaki, Barbara Diangelus, Ellie Drake, Jack Canfield, (Chicken Soup of the soul), Olympian John Neighbor and so many more. It is the perfect compliment for your team and will be of tremendous value as a resource to help you build your existing MLM while developing a second income stream in the process. Think of the outlay of cash that is spent on personal and business development tools that many of us spend. Here you get the tools and can generate income from marketing these tools simultaneously.

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To learn how you can develop and master online methods and strategies to insure your success in recruiting and managing a large downline for “My Mentors Network” / Your success Institute – Business go to: http://yoursuccessinstitute.com/michaelbarrett

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Treasurers on Earth: The Gospel of Prosperity
by Gerald Iversen

The “Gospel of prosperity” is the belief that God wants Christians to be financially rich. It is promoted by many conservative evangelists, especially tel-evangelists. This gospel appeals to people from various incomes. It confirms to the wealthy that their wealth is proof God loves them, and that it’s OK to pursue wealth, even to make it top priority. It appeals to the poor because it seems like a way out of poverty.

But, like Santa Claus, the gospel of prosperity is a lie for the poor. When poor children are good, Santa still does not come for them.

This new gospel teaches that poor believers are doing something wrong, which blocks them from God’s financial blessings. It’s a downward spiral: Perhaps the poor do not love God enough, or don’t have enough faith or are not giving enough money to support “God’s work.” 

This gospel is quite different from Jesus’ teachings about abundance, which urges us to share instead of hoarding our many blessings. Abundance is ultimately based on the people being willing to share, on building community, on God’s grace. Prosperity is ultimately based on the self, a "me-and-Jesus" theology.

Many tel-evangelists have become rich preaching the gospel of prosperity because their followers support them financially to keep the message coming.

The gospel of prosperity feeds directly into the worst parts of The American Dream with its focus on possessions as signs of success. It can lead to serious debt, even bankruptcy. It disregards Care of Creation.

The Word-Faith Movement

The gospel of prosperity is part of the fastest growing segment of Christianity today — the Word-Faith Movement, also known as the Positive Confession or simply "Faith" movement. Its growth is at least partially due to the massive amounts of money the leaders are able to extract from the faithful. This influx of cash allows for the construction of huge buildings, extensive ministries, and more importantly, wide exposure on television, which translates into more followers. Not only do many Word-Faith preachers broadcast their services and campaigns, but Word-Faith leaders Paul and Jan Crouch, own the largest Christian-based television network in the world. The Crouch’s Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), with an estimated net worth of $600 million dollars, is capable of televising all over the world.

The prosperity gospel is spreading widely Latin America, especially Mexico, Africa and Asia, especially Korea.

Well-known personalities within the Word-Faith Movement include Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Robert Tilton, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer and Frederick K.C. Price.

According to Word-Faith teachings, you can command, and God will make you healthy or wealthy. Followers are encouraged to give a financial offering to the preacher’s ministry as a “seed” to grow into their desired health or wealth.

The Bible and the gospel of prosperity

Elwood "Woody" Rieke, a hunger activist and retired Lutheran pastor (ELCA) living in LaCrescent, Minn, described how the Bible being used to support a gospel of prosperity:

“You can always pick and choose the verses you may select from your Bible…. If you only read those portions of the scriptures that make you feel comfortable or affirmed, you could easily come to believe in such a gospel of prosperity.

“But I would call it cheap grace, as Luther and Bonhoeffer did."

Mr. Rieke said the Gospels and some of Apostle Paul’s writings demonstrate that God in Jesus the Christ offers preferential treatment to the poor and the marginalized.

“Our culture is caught up in a God of power and/or prosperity,” he said. “That is not the God shown in II Cor. 12:8-9, ‘My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made known in weakness.’"

Mr. Rieke believes the gospel of prosperity dovetails with the mantras of a consumption-oriented society. When people believe in a gospel of prosperity, then the more they can spend –- whether or not they need what’s purchased — the more they have been blessed.  

“To use a baseball analogy, it’s been said, ‘People of privilege are those who have been born on third base, but feel as if they have hit a triple,’” Mr. Rieke said.

This differs from the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he said.

“Jesus says in Matthew 6:19-20, ‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven…. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.’” 

A theology of the cross

Theologian Douglas Hall is author of The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World. In that book Mr. Hall questions if Christianity has taught us to love consumption and waste. Mr. Hall writes:

“Is there some link between our trust in God and our astonishing prosperity, our being ‘first,’ our superpower-dom? Many avowed Christians think so, and they can count upon a whole hoary tradition … to back up their argument.

“But can we, who have at least some niggling consciousness of the victims that have been created by our abundance, continue to draw upon that argument? Can we, who have had to face the racism, classism, sexism, homophobia and other once-hidden realities of our ‘Christian’ culture, still avoid the crisis that ‘begins with the household of God’(I Peter 4:17)?”

Mr. Hall contrasts a “theology of glory” with a “theology of the cross,” phrases first used by Martin Luther and then by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Mr. Hall wrote:

"A theology of glory confuses and distorts because it presents divine revelation in a straightforward, undialectical and authoritarian manner that silences argument, silences doubt — silences, therefore, real humanity…. The theology of the cross is first of all a statement about God. And what it says about God is not that God thinks humankind so wretched that it deserves death and hell, but that God thinks humankind and the whole creation so good, so beautiful, so precious in its intention and potentiality, that its actualization, its fulfillment, in redemption is worth dying for."

The Gospel in Ethiopia

Mr. Rieke saw the two theologies juxtaposed last year while ministering at a youth conference in Ethiopia, where the average annual income is $100 per person. Two congregations in the area where the youth conference was convened had lost 272 people to malaria in a year’s time.

After Mr. Rieke spoke, a young man stood up and asked, "How do you expect us to believe in this God you talk about when we have experienced so much death and disease, and we have so little money on which to live?"

Mr. Rieke responded:

“Not for one minute do I say that I, a person coming from the United States, can really understand what you have gone through, but I do know I believe in a God who in the person of Jesus hung on a cross and before he died, he cried out, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken’ –- abandoned — `me?’ My God has come down and identified with me, and he has experienced this kind of abandonment. I believe that this God will never leave me nor forsake me.’

“I hope I spoke to this man’s heart, but I can only trust what I said somehow got through to him.

“All of our consumption only continues to increase the tremendous divide that exists between the rich and the poor in our world. The poor feel it every day. The rich often are insensitive to that reality.”

Mr. Rieke believes the gospel of prosperity forces several questions:

  • Who is the God who meets us in the cross?
  • Who is this one who has died for us?
  • What do the scriptures say? Who do they reveal?
  • What we do we believe, a theology of glory or a theology of the cross?

People striving to be faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ need the support and encouragement of other Christians to wrestle with the scriptures, and to pray for the Lord’s wisdom and strength to persevere. They also need to be informed about the issues in today’s world.

An alternative: living more with less

Christian discipleship as lived out in voluntary simplicity is the way of Jesus. It’s voluntary –- for the moment — because we North Americans can choose to live within our financial means, and the carrying capacity of the Earth, or not. Two-thirds of the world’s people live simply involuntarily. They have no choice.

Living simply goes far beyond frugality. It’s not just about pinching pennies. Voluntary simplicity is a total lifestyle that:

  • Puts Care of Creation above tribalism or nationalism;
  • Seeks peace and justice;
  • Is generous beyond tithing;
  • Would rather give money to worthwhile causes than to have it collected as taxes and spent on militarism.

Voluntary simplicity works to build community and strong family bonds through volunteerism, not through status. Voluntary simplicity is based on the life of Jesus.

Three levels of simplicity

Voluntary Simplicity or "Living More with Less" is about a life of integrity. It works on three levels. The first level is the personal — our individual and family purchasing and consuming decisions. Examples of personal level simplicity include:

  • Eating organic, locally grown food; using public transportation, walking and biking;
  • Doing all we can to keep our water and air clean by using alternative energy or using as little natural gas and conventionally produced electricity as possible;
  • Using as little fresh water as possible. For example, some families collect rain water and use it to water yards or even to flush toilets.

Second level is the interpersonal — giving as much time and money to people in need and worthwhile causes, and spending a whole lot less on ourselves, especially at Christmas. Examining the past three months of your check book registry is a good place to start this level. Are you happy with how you’ve spent my money? Do your financial investments match your verbal intentions? More than 3,000 verses in the Bible deal with the poor. God is showing us a priority!

The interpersonal level includes sharing insights on the Gospel of Christ with the "privileged needy" — North Americans who don’t realize or won’t accept the fact that our excessive lifestyle has a negative impact on people around the globe. We are causing the most trouble, and we can do the most good. Work to influence the decisions of the privileged needy.

Charity is meeting people’s short term, immediate needs. That’s different from the third level, which is justice –- working to change systems, primarily corporations and governments, that are not working for the benefit of the Earth and its creatures, people, plants and animals. This can include positive and negative letter writing, protests, stockholder actions, boycotts, etc.

All three levels are vital. We can work on all three at once. We do not have to be personally perfect before we speak up at a meeting.

The five life standards of voluntary simplicity are:

     1. Do Justice.
     2. Learn from the World Community.
     3. Cherish the natural order, Care for Creation.
     4. Nurture people, not things.
     5. Non-conform freely.

"Living More with Less" is a life of joy, not of deprivation. It is such a relief to get the burden of stuff off our backs, to get free of the distractions of collecting, maintaining and securing stuff. It frees us to serve God and our worldwide neighbors. It is a true and viable alternative to the "gospel of prosperity."

Gerald Iversen is national coordinator of Alternatives for Simple Living, a 32-year-old nonprofit educational organization.

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1. The Miracle of Personal Development

Jim Rohn

One day my mentor Mr. Shoaff said, “Jim, if you want to be wealthy and happy, learn this lesson well: Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”

Since that time I’ve been working on my own personal development. And I must admit that this has been the most challenging assignment of all. This business of personal development lasts a lifetime.

You see, what you become is far more important than what you get. The important question to ask on the job is not, “What am I getting?” Instead, you should ask, “What am I becoming?” Getting and becoming are like Siamese twins: What you become directly influences what you get. Think of it this way: Most of what you have today you have attracted by becoming the person you are today.

I’ve also found that income rarely exceeds personal development. Sometimes income takes a lucky jump, but unless you learn to handle the responsibilities that come with it, it will usually shrink back to the amount you can handle.

If someone hands you a million dollars, you’d better hurry up and become a millionaire. A very rich man once said, “If you took all the money in the world and divided it equally among everybody, it would soon be back in the same pockets it was before.”

It is hard to keep that which has not been obtained through personal development.

So here’s the great axiom of life:

To have more than you’ve got, become more than you are.

This is where you should focus most of your attention. Otherwise, you just might have to contend with the axiom of not changing, which is:

Unless you change how you are, you’ll always have what you’ve got.

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1. The Miracle of Personal Development

Jim Rohn

One day my mentor Mr. Shoaff said, “Jim, if you want to be wealthy and happy, learn this lesson well: Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”

Since that time I’ve been working on my own personal development. And I must admit that this has been the most challenging assignment of all. This business of personal development lasts a lifetime.

You see, what you become is far more important than what you get. The important question to ask on the job is not, “What am I getting?” Instead, you should ask, “What am I becoming?” Getting and becoming are like Siamese twins: What you become directly influences what you get. Think of it this way: Most of what you have today you have attracted by becoming the person you are today.

I’ve also found that income rarely exceeds personal development. Sometimes income takes a lucky jump, but unless you learn to handle the responsibilities that come with it, it will usually shrink back to the amount you can handle.

If someone hands you a million dollars, you’d better hurry up and become a millionaire. A very rich man once said, “If you took all the money in the world and divided it equally among everybody, it would soon be back in the same pockets it was before.”

It is hard to keep that which has not been obtained through personal development.

So here’s the great axiom of life:

To have more than you’ve got, become more than you are.

This is where you should focus most of your attention. Otherwise, you just might have to contend with the axiom of not changing, which is:

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5 Reasons Why Dreams Don’t Take Flight

by Dr. John C. Maxwell

Most of us never see our dreams come true. Instead of soaring through the clouds, our dreams languish like a broken-down airplane confined to its hangar. Through life, I have come to identify five common reasons why dreams don’t take flight.

No. 1 We Have Been Discouraged from Dreaming by Others
We have to pilot our own dreams; we cannot entrust them to anyone else. People who aren’t following their own dreams resent us pursuing ours. Such people feel inadequate when we succeed, so they try to drag us down.

If we listen to external voices, then we allow our dreams to be hijacked. At some point, other people will place limitations on us by doubting our abilities. When surrounded by the turbulence of criticism, we have to grasp the controls tightly to keep from being knocked off course.

No. 2 We Are Hindered by Past Disappointments and Hurts
In the movie Top Gun, Tom Cruise plays Maverick, a young, talented and cocky aviator who dreams of being the premier pilot in the U.S. Navy. In the film’s opening scenes, Maverick showcases his flying ability, but also displays a knack for pushing the envelope with regards to safety. Midway through the movie, Maverick’s characteristic aggression spells disaster. His plane crashes, killing his best friend and co-pilot.

Although cleared of wrongdoing, the painful memory of the accident haunts Maverick. He quits taking risks and loses his edge. Struggling to regain his poise, he considers giving up on his dream. Although the incident nearly wrecks Maverick’s career, he eventually reaches within to find the strength to return to the sky.

Like Maverick, many of us live with the memory of failure embedded in our psyche. Perhaps a business we started went broke, or we were fired from a position of leadership. Disappointment is the gap that exists between expectation and reality, and all of us have encountered that gap. Failure is a necessary and natural part of life…

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The words of Paul J. Meyer, the late personal-development trailblazer, continue to motivate others to reach their full potential. “The first step to turning dreams into reality is to write them down—clearly and briefly. Include every adventure, every journey, every challenge, everything you can think of that you would like to do or to become. It does not make any difference how ridiculous a dream sounds. So many times people say, ‘I can’t do that,’ and they never give thought to the possibility of trying. Write down any dream that comes into your mind. Use a whole piece of paper—or an entire notebook if necessary. Then, one by one, month by month, set about accomplishing your dreams!”

Listen to Christian Pankhurst, Personal Change Expert!

iLearningGlobal is pleased to announce Dr. Christian Pankhurst as the featured faculty member on this Saturday’s Millionaire Mentor Session.

Dr. Christian Pankhurst was a practicing Chiropractor until 2003, when he left the United Kingdom to pursue a career as an inspirational speaker & facilitator. In order to advance his understanding and skills, he sought out and studied with the world’s most inspired leaders in the fields of new thought, health and personal transformation. Since then, his work has transformed the lives of thousands of people in countries all over the world.

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“Learn from the experts’, you’ll never live long enough to learn it all yourself”  Brian Tracy

Listen to Christian Pankhurst, Personal Change Expert!

iLearningGlobal is pleased to announce Dr. Christian Pankhurst as the featured faculty member on this Saturday’s Millionaire Mentor Session.

Dr. Christian Pankhurst was a practicing Chiropractor until 2003, when he left the United Kingdom to pursue a career as an inspirational speaker & facilitator. In order to advance his understanding and skills, he sought out and studied with the world’s most inspired leaders in the fields of new thought, health and personal transformation. Since then, his work has transformed the lives of thousands of people in countries all over the world.

Please join us on Saturday to hear Dr. Pankhurst speak on “Heart Intelligence”.

We look forward to having you join us on the call!

Details:

When: Saturday, January 9th, 9am PST

Dial in: 646-519-5830

Access code: 7244

“Learn from the experts’, you’ll never live long enough to learn it all yourself”  Brian Tracy

Meet Peter Thomson

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Peter Thomson is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading strategists on business and personal growth. Starting in business in 1972 he built 3 successful companies – selling the last to a public company, after only 5 years trading, for $7 million enabling him to retire at age 42.

Since that time Peter has concentrated on sharing his proven methods for business and personal success via audio and video programmes, books, seminars and conference speeches – worldwide.

With over 100 audio and 100 video programmes written and recorded he is Nightingale Conant’s leading UK author.

Peter’s monthly audio newsletter, The Achievers Edge is now in its 11th year of publication helping clients across the world to achieve greater business and personal success.

His weekly ezine: tgiMondays.com provides inspiration and practical ideas to 1000s every Monday morning.

In 1999 The American Intercontinental University in London – with permission granted by the American Government- awarded Peter an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters) for his work in communication skills and helping others to succeed in life.

Apart from writing and recording programmes – Peter spends part of his time delivering seminars and conference speeches in the UK, Europe and the Far East.

As a family man (4 sons), 36 years of business experience on his own account and as a keen golfer – his presentations and audio works are brought to life with true stories of success and failure – designed and delivered to make any listener realise they too can achieve their goals, be more successful and still – have time to play!

A hallmark of Peter’s work is his use of thought-provoking original expressions – expressions that stop people in their mental tracks and have them re-evaluate their beliefs about success.

The Law of Reciprocity

By Brian Tracy

People have a deep subconscious need to reciprocate for anything that is done to or for them. The Law of Reciprocity is one of the most powerful of all determinants of human behavior. This is because nobody likes to feel that he or she is obligated to someone else. When someone does something nice for us, we want to repay that person, to reciprocate. We want to be even. Because of this, we seek an opportunity to do something nice in return. This law is the basis of the law of contract, as well as the glue that hold most human relationships together.

Concessions
The first party to make a concession is the party who wants the deal the most. You must therefore avoid being the first one to make a concession, even a small concession. Instead, be friendly and interested, but remain silent. The first person to make a concession will usually be the person who makes additional concessions, even without reciprocal concessions. Most purchasers and sellers are aware of this. They recognize that early concessions are a sign of eagerness and are prepared to take advantage of it. Be careful.

Equal or Greater
Every concession you make in a negotiation should be matched by an equal or greater concession from the other party. If the other party asks for a concession, you may give it, but never without asking for something else in return. If you don’t request a reciprocal concession, the concession that you give will be considered to have no value and will not help as the negotiation proceeds. If a person asks for a better price, suggest that it might be possible but you will have to either decrease the quantity or lengthen the delivery dates. Even if the concession is of no cost or value to you, you must make it appear valuable and important to the other party or it will not help you in the negotiation.

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Small Concessions lead to Large Concessions
Small concessions on small issues enable you to ask for large concessions on large issues. One of the very best negotiating strategies is to be willing to give something in order to get something. When you make every effort to appear reasonable by conceding on issues that are unimportant to you, you put yourself in an excellent position to request an equal or greater concession later.

Use Reciprocity to your Advantage
Use the reciprocity principle to your advantage. Before negotiating make a list of the things the other party might want and decide upon what concessions you are willing to give to get what you want. This preparation strengthens your negotiating ability considerably.

Action Exercise
Prepare your best price or offer before you begin. Then, think through your first “fallback” position and how far you are willing to go to make a deal. Prepare your final fallback position as well, along with the maximum you are willing to concede. This exercise of thinking through these issues in advance will make you a much better negotiator.

Soul Date! – A Review of Our Life Path

Establishing Our Life’s Goals by Michael Barrett

Life is a journey and we have the power to create our own reality, our own destiny by the choices we make. The choices we made prior to now and the choices we make today will determine our future. Choosing carefully and decisively will result in dramatic transformations in our life. Have you ever considered how powerful you really are? Sometimes it may take adversity, personal exhaustion or even a tragic moment or loss of a love one to open ourselves to new and exciting possibilities. These breakthroughs can be life changing and can be seen as ‘Life Path Moments’

Feeling the effects and frustration of being financially broke can also give rise to one of these Life Path Moments and may dispose us to STOP wishing for a different circumstance. But to then take the necessary actions to change the outcome so we don’t find ourselves in the same place a year or ten years from now. Many of us are familiar with the definition of insanity: that is, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Unfortunately, many people live their lives doing the same things over and over again hoping for change or a different result.

To live a life of intentionality and not a life by default, you need to work on your own dreams by setting goals. A very good way to do this is to make a date with your soul. Go to a location or a setting that would be conducive for personal reflection, a place where you can get away from the many distractions that life has to offer. In setting you apart from the all-to-familiar to make a date with your soul will make for a powerful moment in your life, in fact a real awakening to the world of possibilities.

Awakenings can revolutionize our life and provide instantaneous clarity and vision. These new realities occur like something that was never there. An awakening is a defining moment for us, a moment of real truth. I once met a person who was always up and very positive. She appeared to be on top of her game. When asked if she had always been so positive, she profoundly replied that “when you give life your best, life gives you its best in return.” Sounds like the Attitude of Gratitude.

In order to really do this, we need to align our self with our ultimate source. For some of us that is God, our higher power all in way of good spiritual economics. You were not born to be limited but have been endowed with the very same stuff that great people who always win are made of. All yaou need to do to realize this great potential and awaken sleeping giant within us is to simply KNOW, not visualize or meditate on this fact, but KNOW that you are in the same category as the greatest people who have ever lived, those who you perceive as winners. After all, in heavens eyes there are no losers. You were born to win and to live your life with no limiting beliefs.

Setting Your Goals:

When you make a date with your soul, you will want to sit down and write out your goals. Unfortunately, only about 14% of the worlds’ population actually set goals and write them down. When you set your goals, you should do it in the PRESENT TENSE as if to say you already have attained them. You list should read something like the following. These are my goals, but you can do the same with yours. Do not, I repeat, do not simply visualize having these things some time in the future. KNOW that you have these things RIGHT NOW. This is one of the underlying keys that make successful people Successful. We call this the Be, Do and Have exercise. Chances are you are already doing some of this without realizing it. In doing this exercise several times a day you will want to Think Big with ‘No Limiting Beliefs.’

 I have a digital camera

 I own a laptop

 I have a great wardrobe

 My books and CDs are selling vigorously

 I am caught up on my taxes

 I have a steady source of revenue and have no debt

 I am flying around the world in first class

 I have provided my mother with her own accessible dream house with a live in care giver

 I received a check for 150k to engage in numerous speaking events for a major publisher

 I have my own home on the beech in San Diego

 I own a luxury vehicle with driver

Once you have committed these goals to writing, you should review them every day, and if possible, twice a day. Place them on your mirror, so when you look at your reflection, you will see yourself as one who is endowed with all that it takes to achieve greatness and generosity. You would to do well to recite them out loud. Experience the Power of YOU. This is how we effectively create our reality and our destiny.

You need to go within. As the saying goes, ‘if you don’t go ‘within’ you will go ‘without.’ You will want to have and be possessed with a vision for your life. When you get on the right path, a certain magic happens and becomes very real. These are special moments in our life that are moments of elevations or spirit shifts. You know: Shifts Happen! When we take the time to address what’s happening inside, reality conforms to what is happening within. We are spiritually connected to that same source that gave birth to creation, makes babies and enables us to co-create and create our own reality, our ‘destiny’ in harmony with our God, our source and others. A certain guiding life principal suggests that it is also very important to be aware that when we engage in any activity, or make plans to do so, it should only be pursued if it is for the good of all, and not just for our self.

Your dreams and goals are your North Star that will guide you on the journey of your life path. You possess the divine right to dream and have whatever you want. We are invited to create and co-create all things with the energy of ‘thoughts,’ ‘feelings’ and ‘actions.’ The world of energy is based on these three principles. From these principles comes a deeper awareness of complete abundance, prosperity, total freedom and unlimited beliefs that allows us to bring our authenticity to fruition. Abundance and Well Being Is the Natural State of Our Universe. And that Love, Harmony and Prosperity is the birth right of every human being living on our planet. When we align our self with our true source, our creator, we will discover our true purpose and give back to the community. The Good Book reminds us that: “In giving, we shall receive.”

Authors Resource Box: Michael Barrett is an accomplished musician, composer, producer and has been an Entrepreneur for five years. He has been very successful and has inspired tens of thousands with his musical compositions, productions and wants to give back to the community in offering his experience and personal training to build up and develop a global community of successful entrepreneurs and enterprising individuals who share a vision for personal enterprise. If you would like to partner up with Michael: Click Here!