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What is Your Money Mindset?

I was talking with a friend the other day and I couldn’t believe the conversation. She had seen my posts on facebook and on my blog about making money from home and wanted to know more. I explained to her that she has a lot of great things to talk about when we talk, so she could write those things in a blog and share her posts with others and begin making money. We will teach her everything she needs to know once she gets started.

She asked “How much money can I make?”

I answered “As much as you want. It’s entirely dependent on how much you put into it. This is a business. It requires real effort to earn real money.”

She said “I don’t know. If I make more than a couple hundred a week I will lose my food stamps. Do you know if I will be making that?”

I said “You know…on second thought…this probably is NOT for you”

I was flabbergasted!! Lose food stamps??? HELLO??? What is wrong with society these days? This person is afraid to make money because she will lose the handout she’s getting?? Don’t get me wrong… food stamps are there to help people when they are down. But…they are NOT meant to be a lifestyle. That is possibly the most ludicrous statement I’ve ever heard in my entire life!

My good friend Kim Klaver and her empower network earnings check

Where is your money mindset?

Are you stuck in poverty mode?

When you hear of the big income earners, what is your reaction? Do you think “I could never do that” or “That must be a lie” or something like that?

Or do you think “YES…now I know what is possible in this company!!”

Your mindset will determine where you go from here.

This photo shows my good friend Kim Klaver holding a check representing her $62,500 2nd quarter earnings for 2013 from Empower Network.  Your results may vary.  Results are dependent on effort, mindset, and many other factors.  See income disclosure here.

The World is Ending

The ancient Mayan calendar ends on 12/21/12.  Many people think the world will end on that day as well.

I recently did a training call on using social networking to build a home based business.  I offered $150 off two of my popular programs.  One of these programs is a group coaching that begins in January 2013.

This morning I woke up to an email from a call participant who actually told me he can’t purchase the group coaching because his business is “on hold until after 12/21/12″ in case the Mayans are right and the world is ending.

HELLO??? Really?

So…what if the world DOES end on that date?  Are you taking your money with you when you die?  And, even if you survive, money will be useless so what kind of an excuse is that?

Some people will make any excuse they can to not move forward and better their lives.  Are you sitting around waiting for the world to end?  What if it doesn’t?  Then you’ve wasted a lot of time you could be using to build your business.

Incompetent Customer Service from the US Postal Service

Postal carriers are complaining that the government wants to close physical locations. They will be out of jobs. Let me tell you…when your job is on the line, you SHOULD provide excellent customer service so people will WANT to do business with you.

I ship packages out on an almost daily basis. When I lived in KY, I never had a problem with a carrier coming to the house and picking up the packages. I would notify them online that there is a pickup for the next day and VOILA! they would show up and pick up the packages.

Since I’ve been in NY, I’ve had pickups through 2 different post offices. I have had problems with both of them. The Sterling NY post office is SEVERELY lacking in it’s customer service. The postal carrier on my route was rude, obnoxious and missed pickups all the time.   Now, in Cato, I have a carrier who is CLUELESS when it comes to pickups.  I put notes on the order when I put it in and he doesn’t read them.  This past weekend, I put in a pickup order for Saturday and it said to pick up the packages “at the front door” just like always.  His reasoning to his boss as to why he did not pick up the packages was “I didn’t see them on the porch”.  HELLO????  Come to the front door and VOILA! you would have seen them sitting next to the door ready to go.

Customer service everywhere needs to step it up!!


How to NOT Get What You Want

How to NOT get what you want. Call up the person you want something from and talk non stop about how great you are. Then insult them when they have an opinion that differs from yours.

A friend recently asked me if I would be open to hearing about a win-win business proposal from her business partner. She said she thought of me because I have a decent sized contact list. I guard my contact list very closely and don’t pitch them with every offer that comes along, so I told my friend that I don’t know if it will do any good, but she can have her business partner call me with the details. I assumed that they wanted me to go to my contact list with some kind of offer that would benefit both of us.

This morning, I get a phone call from a guy who says hello, verifies that it’s me who answered the phone and immediately launches into a 3 minute diatribe about how wonderful he and XYZ company are. He was babbling so fast that I couldn’t get a word in edgewise. After about 3 minutes I yelled “BREATHE” into the phone. I told him that the desperation was showing in his voice and asked him to “PLEASE take a breath before you pass out”. I was literally scared that this guy was going to pass out from not breathing. He would ask a question and then answer it without even pausing!!! Why did he even need me?

I had been in XYZ company before and left for a reason. I explained why I left XYZ company and asked if the thing causing me to want to leave had changed. It had not but this guy began to tell me why it’s not a problem. HELLO????? It’s a problem for ME. I don’t want to do business with a company that doesn’t allow certain things. That’s MY prerogative.

He began to shout at me that I’m wrong and he’s right. He got very angry and loud because I stated my opinion. I was blown away. This is NOT how you treat someone you want something from. I’m told this guy is successful in his company, however, I googled him and couldn’t even find much about him. Well…I’m sure there are people out there (victims of abuse maybe) that like being treated that way, but those of us who are entrepreneurial minded and make our own decisions and have our own opinions do not like to be treated that way.

I see this type of thing all the time on the social spaces that I’m on. People are thinking that they can simply babble on and on incessantly about how wonderful they are and everyone will flock to join them. This does NOT work!! It may get you a few people who are down in the dumps and used to being talked down to, but it will NOT get you quality people.

Stop the madness!!

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
What will you do with it?