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What Affect Do Your Words Have On Your Mind Set?

I started this day with a teaching on self-control, practicing disciple in your thoughts and words. I know how powerful words are especially in any relationship. As a business owner you may need this teaching as much as I did. As my business grows so does my accountability that’s because we are all teachers by example. My true self is my thoughts and my words. When a person tells them self that their thoughts and words are not important, they are telling their self that they are not important.

As children we knew only the world around our parent. Emotional we need acceptance by the people we know, depend on and respect. We think the way our parents think, it is what we know until we meet other people outside our family unit. They tell us day in and day out how to think. They transfer their thoughts on to us with their words. When you speak or are spoken to in a negative way you will continue to think that way. You are the only one that can change your mind. That will happen as you take control of our thoughts.

If you don’t think you have negative thoughts then don’t waste your time reading this article. You can talk until your blue in the face, but until you listen to yourself you will not hold yourself accountable for your words. Talking out loud to yourself is one of the most powerful things you can do. You may find that you are not listening to the words that come out of your mouth. How many times a day do you hear yourself saying something negative? Are the words coming from your thought or someone else’s? You are on a path that exercises self-control, so fill your words with positive messages and repeat them every day. Your mind will start to change as it absorbs these positive messages.

Now what does that have to do with business you may ask? Well when we think about the words we speak and the words that are spoken to us and around us we can see their power. Negative words and thoughts affect how we see ourselves and others. Part of having a positive character is self-respect and disciple. You will not change your life or your business if you listen to others spew negative words and thoughts day in and day out. Be the positive voice in your head.

Growing as person is a journey. Changes will take place as you practice self-control. It is life changing when you look back and see how words affect how you think. Positive thoughts replace negative ones. We don’t listen to others when they are gossiping or speaking negative word because we are busy working on not being like that person. We drop our attitude so that our minds can think freely about forming an opinion based on facts. As you become less absorbs in how things affect you, focus on your thoughts, how will my words affect people when they are around me. Warning! When you have freedom of thought you may start repelling negative people, because you will not feed in to their mind-set.

No one I do business with wants to be around a complaining business person. They don’t have time for your lack of respect for them or yourself. They want to hear what you are going to bring to the table as your relationship grows. A positive person will look for solutions and collaboration. A disciple person thinks before they speak knowing that their words have power.

The things you say to yourself, you will live. Are you a wonderful person with some bad habits? We all need to listen to the words that come out of our mouth.

  • Be too busy working on yourself to care about what others say.
  • I don’t care who is do what with whom, because I don’t have time for gossip.
  • I holding myself accountable for my thought.
  • I have enough to work on in my life. I am a work in progress.
  • I will not point my finger at someone and speak negative words.
  • I am too busy walking in my shoes to care who is walking in someone else’s shoes?
  • I refuse to deceive myself by thinking that I can pass on this teaching without working on it myself.
  • I can see my true self by listen to the words I speak.
  • I teach by living as an example that others.

I will tell myself everyday that I am free and able to listen to the words that come out of my mouth. Replacing bad habits for good ones is just another way that we prepare our self to step in to our role as a creditable person. People who are in business are there because they are different and they embrace it. They enjoy thinking outside of the box and like to give back. They enjoy problem solving and are constantly improving on themselves, only looking back to see how far they have come. A person is only truly free if he uses his mind and doesn’t let emotion control of the words that come out of his mouth. The things you tell yourself is what you live.

Develop Your Business Character

To develop a business character you look at yourself and see what parts of your personality you would like to change. If you are waiting for others to change you are in big trouble. The people in your life don’t want you to control them. Don’t dwell on them, the person that is reading this is the one that needs changes. As we work on ourselves other will changing around us or is it that they aren’t changing we are. Your perception is what is changing.

Investing in a relationship is emotional, you are constantly working on it and yourself. You will want to bring your best every time you are with them. That is why it is so important to build strong relationships with friends and family. You can bring your best to every person you meet and that doesn’t mean you have to emotionally invest in them.

As I work on my posture, the way I look at people is changing. People that are rude to me or don’t take time to listen to what I have to offer really doesn’t matter any more. I don’t emotionally invest in what they are going to say or do until I see what type of person they are. I can tell in just a few seconds if the person is positive or negative. I have decided that I am a positive person and want positive people around me. Does that mean they are going to what my offer? They probably won’t and that’s okay. This business model doesn’t hinge on whether they join me. I talk to so many people, that a single person will not make or break my business. There are millions of people who what to hear what I am offering and if it is an opportunity they can see themselves in.

Confident and disciplined are a few things that successful business people have. They let rejection roll of their back. The people you partner with are the people who have a vision of a positive outcome. It is your outlook that determines what you want out of the business relationship. I want to spend time with people who are willing to succeed.

Would you be willing to?

  • Treat others the way you would like to be treated
  • Do just about anything to get to their goal
  • Trust worthy
  • Treat other with respect
  • Willing to compromise
  • Listen to what others say
  • Learn from them
  • Teach them something they need to succeed as a business partner
  • Take action and make decisions without emotion
  • Live up to your Commitments

 

The reason I ask these questions is because these are the characteristics that I look for in every relationship I have. These are the some of the things I worked on to become a good partner. Don’t be self deceptive, If you by-pass yourself when you learn these things and go right to teaching them to others, you are not working on your character and it will show in everything you do. Be ready to follow and learn the characteristic of people you admire. Lead as a teacher in your action and your words.

We want to think that we jumped into this business with a clear idea about what we have to do. We are not willing to become the person that we want to work with. As I develop in this business I want to learn as much as I can so I can bring an open positive person to each relationship I have in business.

 

What is an Entrepreneur Made of?

There are many people who come to mind when we hear the word entrepreneur. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are examples of great entrepreneur because they changed their lives by helping other. Our lives will never go back to what they were before computers because of these men and the choices they made.

Before the McDonald’s came along we ate at home or at a local restaurant that were own and operated buy a person or a family. The McDonald brothers who owned restaurants that severed the same quality product, a simple and effective operation. They ran their restaurant business on a few items concentrating on cleanliness, quality and uniformity.They did everything the same at more than one location. Ray Kroc seen this business model as a product. He knew that he could take this restaurant and copy it and open restaurants like this all over the world. His vision was to create his business by giving other entrepreneurs the opportunity to own a profitable business. You would be in business for yourself but not by yourself. Investing your money in a proven business model through duplication everyone benefits. Ray Kroc caused a disruption in the restaurant industry and changed may lives by supplying what people needed to make a dream of owning a business a reality. Each location any where in the world would have a business owner spending their own money invested in the success of the business and the brand McDonalds.

This is an example that shows us how an entrepreneur thinks. These brothers knew if they wanted to succeed they had to come up with a simple model that could be copied with same quality of the product and Ray Kroc could see these restaurants were the product that he could see all over the world. He knew that he could not do it alone so he helped others with a dream to own their own business. Helped them get started and he supplied an opportunity based on a proven product and those who took advantage of the opportunity are McDonalds’ owners. Franchising the business he made it possible for everyone to profit. He took ordinary people and gave them the opportunity to own a successful business.

Qualities of an Entrepreneur

  • A person who starts and supports a business of their own.
  • Uses their business to help others.
  • A visionary with a clear and precise goal.
  • Take advantage of opportunity.
  • Know that communication as a priceless tool.
  • Take emotion out of the decision process. Willing to make decisions and keep their focus on the goal.
  • Trust worthy, a team player and is supportive of the people around them.Uses direct contact and can follow as well as lead.
  • Leads through chaos knowing the risk.A negotiator who is willing to use personality skills to get others to agree.
  • Telescoping in and out, ready to make changes that will affect the business.
  • Use their business by helping others as they help themselves.

People who own their own business and control every minute of their lives are entrepreneurs. The way they live is important and working for others is giving up power over their life. They are willing to change to do what it takes to get what they want. It is part of the way they live is part of their identity. Entrepreneurs are people with a vision who start and support a business. They see an opportunity and act on it. They don’t live their lives waiting for a pay check they go out and create their wealth. Thinking outside of the box and listening to their gut is as important as breathing for an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs welcoming change around every corner, they have been known to shake things up just to keep it interesting. Disruption is a great tool when used at the right time. Entrepreneurs use change it to their advantage. Successful people are open to change because it brings opportunity. They stand out as leaders and are rewarded with success. An entrepreneur starts a business alone and realizes that he may own the business, but can do nothing without the people around them. They live a life of training and negotiating. They are willing to share their knowledge and opportunity with everyone they meet.

Life is our challenge that has no limits. Going forward is part of growing up, yet some of us rise above the standard for a happy life. We want control over how we live and the time we have while we are alive. The people who don’t settle, are willing to change and will do what it takes to get what they want. This is what entrepreneur are made of.

Why Are You Working for Others?

Working for someone who has control over your life is letting them set your schedule. They decide how much time you spend with your family, when you can take your vacation, and for how long you can go. The wage you make will decide how much you can afford to spend and your retirement is based on the money you are trying to save. How are you going to send your kids to college? These are just some of the problems that we have when we are at the mercy of others.

Today so many of us live in fear, there is no job security and the unemployment lines are getting longer. These problems are because some else is in control. This is the time you take control of your time and how you make your income. Right now is a great time to check what direction you want your life to take. It is the time you take control of your time and how you make your income. You can make a choice to stay where you are and do nothing or make a change to increase your earnings. Take a part-time job to make an extra income, which will take more of your time away from what you want to do.

So what can you do with a little bit of money, time and effort? You can change your world. Truth is that you are the only one that can change your circumstance. When you have had enough of people controlling how you live, you will start looking for ways to improve your situation. I hear people say if I only had more time. Time is not the problem it is the one thing that you can count on. It will run out and you can’t replace it. So how do plan on spending your time? Do you keep doing what you’re doing and pray that things change for the better. Why not take control today and see what’s out there.

Starting your own business may just be what you are looking for, you can take your time and work towards replacing that job your that is stealing your time. Inter-net businesses you can start for a small amount thanks to technology. An inter-net business does not have the overhead cost of a traditional business so it is very affordable. You don’t have to leave your current job to get started. If you are not working you can use the time to become successful sooner. You can build your online business part-time or full-time, you’re in control.

Successful online companies that have a wealth opportunity are out there looking for people to partner with. They will train you to do your business on and off-line. They supply you with their branded marketing materials and a web site. Whether you start part-time or jump into full-time right away, you still have to work at it, just like any other business you get out of it what you put into it. Time is your biggest asset and it is best spent with established companies that have proven products and services. These companies are partnering with distributor that will help them build an online present’s and as they grow momentum, so will your income. They invest in you by supplying everything you need to succeed. When you believe in the business you are building, you invest more of yourself into it. A working business is going to transform your life will be easier to learn and promote.

Identifying the problems that others have, supplying them with answers and products to solve their problems. That is the first rule of business. The best way to find these companies is do research in the niche you chose to associate your business with. Health products, electronics and services are just a few. You partner with them building your business and theirs.

The products your partner company distributes are just part of the equation. You teach others how you started working with a company and show them how to keep up your online business. Now that technology is getting better your business seems to run on co-pilot. You get to spend time with people you like and trusts developing a relationship with people who have a desire to change their life and are currently working and doing just that.

The more people you meet the more you will want to share how starting your business has changed your life. Inviting them to partner with you will be easy because you know how it works, show them your business model and how it works. You can’t worry if they don’t jump at the offer, because you are doing what you want. What you do is not for everyone. Keep the friendship and offer the partnership to someone else. You can’t waste your time for anyone, move on. Whether they take this offer is up to them.

The time you spend working with others through your business will be noticed. Having more time and control of your life is what has driven you to this point, use that drive to leverage your business. Show others how to do the same and you will succeed in creating more than a business. You will open your life to a wealth of opportunity and relationship with people who take control of how they live their lives.

Posture Yourself For a Better Position

Posture was so important when we were growing up, sit up straight, raise your head and don’t slouch. We heard that every day, my dad was in the military and posture was very important. It is the way people see you. You want to show your strengths not your weakness, he would say. So we did as we were told and we grew up with great posture.

I am in a marketing business myself and I can see why it is so important. People want you to take the lead and they put their trust in those of us that have great mental posture. The posture of a person can tell so much about whom they are and where they are going. My father was not only talking about physical posture he was all so talking about your mental posture. When you meet a person you want to leave a good impression, you want people to see that you are confidant and that what you do matters. You want to show off the education you have and make those around you comfortable as you engage in conversation.

When you are in business for yourself you want other to see that you are strong, capable and ready to do whatever it takes. People come to you because you are confident and that makes them feel safe. They can see you do what you say and take pride in what you do. Posturing yourself is not always easy when you are just starting out. Fear of the unknown and how people will respond to you, your product or your offer will paralyzing some people who think they have what it takes to succeed.

Many famous people are so much different when you meet them in person. While you see them one way their friends and family see them another. They have to put on a game face, so to speak to deal with performing in front of people. The talent they show off is only a very small part of who they are. So many of us have to put on our game face when we start, we want people to take what we are doing serious. We want them to take a look at us as the authority and fear keeps us from taking those first steps to putting on our game face.

That is why it is so important to practice what you are going to say and how you are going to say it. A singer does not go out on stage without practicing the song that they are going to sing and you should not call or talk to people without know what to say. One of the things I do is record what I am going to say and then listen to it over and over until it becomes part of my posture. I want to know what I am talking about when someone questions me about my business and I want them to feel confident that I am the one to show them how to succeed in a marketing business.

Everyone has the potential to change what they are doing if they want to, but you cannot give someone the drive to do it. They either have it or they don’t, fear will stop you in your tracks if you are not ready to do whatever it takes to get what you want. That is why you start your business you need to be prepare before you open the doors to let anyone inside. If you are in direct sales you deal with people every day and you have to posture yourself for you are your business. You know the products and the opportunity work, which is why you have chosen this business model to go forward with the goals you have set for yourself.

Practice, practice, practice, on the phone, with your family and friends and have fun because you are on your way to an incredible life style one that not everyone can do. You don’t need a better place you need to posture yourself in the place you in.

Our military will not go to battle without running drill after drill until they have no fear of battle and the ones that are not sure will never show their fear because it would cost them their life. My dad was in two wars and if he were here he would say… “Straighten up; get the job done, the more you do it the less you think about what you are doing,  just do it.” The worse thing that can happen is someone will say no and guess what? Most of them will, get ready by not caring about rejection, let it roll off your back because this is a number business and there are people who do say yes and those are the ones with the drive to succeed. You are in a place to guide them and that’s what matters.

Should I Look at Your Compensation Plan?

Marketing is not what it used to be. Today you have to reach for more than a home party to make money at network marketing. So here are some things you should question before you start building your business with any company.

Is the compensation plan worth your time? That means an income stream that will support a steady flow of income. The training, product and an earning potential is powerful. You want to draw interest to your prospects. Those of us that work with a powerful earning team know how important it is to get what a person needs in their hands as soon as possible so that they can start making other money right away. A powerful plan that they can duplicate is important when adding a company to their business plan. How do you make money with this? By earning residual income, customers and recruiting.

Today entrepreneur are tomorrow’s teachers. Building a company that supports a team of business investors that count on the opportunities in place to recruit is much different from the news juice or supplement they offer. You can work yourself to death for a couple of dollars if the compensation plan is not worth the paper it’s on. See it doesn’t matter how great the product is unless you are the one who developed it. You need to distribute it. The hype about how much money we are going to make, means nothing unless you put it into the hands of the people driven to succeed. The entrepreneur will know whether they can work with your opportunity and will do what it takes to succeed. You are developing business relationship with people just like you who want to profit from the time and money they invest. These people are there to teach so that we all will profit.

Investing time and money on an opportunity is emotionally hard when you start. We work closely with you based on what our needs are. This is what is important to our company and the team of people I work with. The opportunity is not to work hard, it is to work smarter. The companies that want you to distribute their products through direct sales will do the research, testing the products, produce and ship the product and pay you to do it.

If the compensation plan that is worth your time and when everything is in place you are hungry to start, like bees to a meadow of flowers. We know that your plan will make it easy for us to present the opportunity to an entrepreneur and they will eat it up like nectar.

The fact is, time is our most valuable asset and we don’t want to waste it. Your opportunity is the tool we use to help people realize that they can succeed at owning their own business. You supply what we need and in turn we deliver your product and opportunity to the next generation of entrepreneur. So the things I look for in a compensation plan are can you build a business around it, Is it teachable to others, will it produce residual income.

Study the complain plan, asks questions and take part in a recruiting webinar and meeting to see if the person presenting the offer is giving you what you need to succeed. The compensation plain is more than the opportunity it is the person behind it. Do they have what it takes to train you to do what they do and show you how to earn that residual income? We are entrepreneurs and we hold ourselves at a higher standard when it comes to our business and when you put an offer on the table you have to back it up with action or we will go find someone who will.

Have Fun With It

Ready for some fun? Recruitment meetings are a part of the business. Every time we enter a room we are sharing an opportunity that will change someone’s life.

The fun starts as the doors open, you can feel the excitement in the air as the leaders enter the room. The music tonight is the sounds of happy people talking about what is going to take place. You look around the room you see your team members, newly qualified prospects, friends and even family. Tonight is about catching up with the people on your team, brain storming your next move, announcing a new product launch and handing out the awards. All is good and ready to begin…

The people you bring to these events have gone through your screening process and are open to the opportunity or at the very least curious to see if they are ready to make that commit. Now is the time that they can see you at your best and having fun. Show off your team to your prospects so they will know who they can always count on to share their experience and knowledge and they will appreciate the acknowledgement.

They love to show off their skills to. Fellowship is what brings us together we are a group of ordinary people who live fantastic lives. Your people need to feel like they are welcome even if they don’t sign on the bottom line. They have the character that you admire in a person that is why you invited them.

Leave them with an example that will stick with them. Have fun and to tell you the truth I don’t care if you take advantage of the opportunity or not, I just got to spend some time with people I enjoy. Not everyone is ready for an opportunity. I have brought you here it’s up to you to want it. Networking is nothing more than getting together with others, doing a little work and having fun while you’re doing it.

Every person in the room is there to support each other effort and take advantage of the opportunity to show off what they did and how they did it and to see if you want to do it to. When you bring your people to the meeting they can get answer on the spot from your team members that have been around this business longer than you.

They are more than willing to share their stories, so introduce the people you brought to you team, make them feel at home. After the meeting take your people for coffee or a drink. Talk about the meeting and find out what they thought.

Tell them why you are so excited about the changes in your life and how much time and fun you have. Everything you talk about is possible because of the decision you made to become an entrepreneur. We are the living example of what could be possible when you decide you what to work for yourself.