Thursday, August 4, 2011

Top 5 Qualities For Success In NWM

If you just joined a Network Marketing company, I'm sure you are very excited to tell everyone you know about it. The question is: Do you know who is likely to be your best business partner? Just because you know someone certainly does not mean you'd choose to be in business with them.

So how do you go about finding the "right" people? Well, your sponsor should tell you to make a list of people so that together you will decide who, most likely, are your “best” prospective business partners. Your sponsor, if he/she isn't already, will become your mentor and has an obligation to assist you in finding qualified partners, but if he/she doesn't know your family, friends or contacts, how can your sponsor know who is likely to be the best candidate? It is easier than you'd think because people who have these 5 qualities experience high levels of success in this industry.

  1. Good people skills. Since network marketing is a people business, it makes sense that people who like and interact well with people have a definite edge. Even though technology makes exchanging information much easier, this is still a High Touch business. Let's face it, all of us like talking with people who are easy to talk with, who are good listeners as well as warm and open.

  1. Coachable. The reason it is so important that your new partner be Coachable and open to instruction is because this is a new industry for them. Even if you have a degree in a field/profession or have first hand experience of doing a job, whenever you start a new position, there is instruction. Network Marketing is no different; you have to be taught the system and skill sets necessary to give you the results you want.

  1. Reliable. You need partners who will Show Up when they say they will and will keep their commitments. If they don't show up for you and keep their commitments to you, they will not do it with their team members. If they don't do it with their team members, they will never build a business and all involved will have wasted time and effort as well as experienced great frustration. Simply put, you want people who'll do what they say they'll do!

  1. Credibility and influence. What I mean by this is someone of good character who, when they speak, people listen. Think about it, if someone is 40 or 50 years old and they have no credibility or influence with others, it speaks volumes about the way they have lived their lives.

  1. Strong work ethic. This is so important because this is netWORK marketing, not netWISH marketing. In order to succeed in this industry, as with any other industry, a person must have a desire to succeed and be willing to take the consistent actions necessary to achieve success.

Does this sound like you? If so, and you want to have more control of your life and your future, you may seriously want to consider a career in Network Marketing.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Go With The Best

My company has a true partnership with its distributors.

The compensation plan is 50/50. A full 50% on every product is paid back to the distributors who participate in building a business with our 8 year old health & wellness company.

There is NO BREAKAGE and we have 9 level dynamic compression. (That alone is worth its weight.)

Our world-class, category-creating products are not to be dismissed or taken lightly. And, neither are our highly expreienced, honest and caring founders. They have done such a great job, our company was debt-free in the thrid month of business. Since that time we have done over 2 Billion in sales and broken more growth records than I can keep up with.

The best two aspects of my company are:

WE WILL NEVER CHANGE THE COMPENSATION PLAN (what you build now will be there for future generations to come) and our philanthropic endeavors have saved countless lives and provided priceless help to millions of people all over the world.

Business Overview Video:

Toxic Nightmare Video:

And my favorite - Social Entrepreneurship Site:

If you are looking for a great company than look no further. XanGo is it.
For more information call 954-873-3191 or send an email to:

Monday, April 18, 2011

Make Life Unique

Jim Rohn is a master with words. His ability to convey thoughts and engrave them on your brain is astounding. In this post below you'll see why I adore learning from Jim Rohn. Enjoy, and grow. 

The Key to Making Life Unique and Worthwhile by Jim Rohn

The key to making life really unique and worthwhile is to share. Sharing has a certain unique magic of its own. Here’s what I learned in sharing ideas.

If you share an idea with ten different people, they get to hear it once, and you get to hear it ten times. So here’s part of self-interest for yourself, getting you even better prepared for the future. Share ideas. Share with your family, share with the people around you, share with other employees, share with your colleagues.

Because, by sharing, two things happen. Here’s what we call it. I don’t know how to explain it, but I do know it happens. And I don’t know all about how it happens or why it happens, it just happens.

When one person shares with another, two things happen. The audience could be transformed, and so could the speaker. If you share with someone else, they could be transformed. You may have dropped in at the right time. This may be their moment. They’ve got three numbers dialed into the lock already, and if you say it well and say it right you’ll be the fourth number that they can dial into the lock of their personal experience and the door will come open and there’s opportunity they never saw before. The person who hears could be transformed.

But here’s what else is exciting. The person who speaks could be transformed. Guess what we’re all looking for… transformation for our new life. The new life tomorrow, the new life this month, the new life next year, the new life this year.

The caterpillar one day says, “I think I was made for more than this crawling on the ground.” So the caterpillar climbs the tree, attaches himself to a leaf and spins the cocoon. Who knows what disciplined effort it takes to spin a cocoon. But something inside the caterpillar says, “I was designed for something more than being just a caterpillar.”

And then when the cocoon is ready and it opens up, out comes a butterfly that flies away, maybe singing, “I believe I can fly! I believe I can touch the sky! I used to be a caterpillar on the ground, now I fly.”
I’m asking you to go through such a metamorphosis. I’m asking you often to go through a period where you say, “New skills, new things are waiting for me,” and part of this will come if you’ll translate for other people what you feel in your heart and in your soul. As awkward as your language might be at first, don’t hesitate to do it.

Here’s what sharing does… makes room for more. Key question: If the glass is full of water, can it hold any more? And the answer is yes. Yes, if you pour some out. So jot that down. If you want more, you’ve got to pour out what you’ve got, and then you have the opportunity to receive more.

Now, unlike the glass that remains the same size when you pour some out, it’s not so in the consciousness of human beings. Your capacity will increase the more you share. You’ll get bigger and bigger and bigger.

Now, why the self-interest wish to be bigger? Here’s why: to hold more of the next experience. Some people can’t hold much happiness because they’re too small, their thinking is too small, their activity is too small, they’re too small in their ability to share, they’re just too small. Can’t hold much. They’re too small.
But the bigger you get, the more you will receive. When happiness is poured out, you’ll get more. When joy is poured out on the nation, you’ll get more. When bounty is poured out from the economy, you will get more, if you share what you’ve got and become bigger and bigger and bigger.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Choice Is Yours And Yours Alone by Gidget Giardino

Each person is different than the next. We all have some extraordinary skill or gift that is unique from everyone else. It is the unique gifts that make us who we are. But, what happens when we start to think we are so different from everyone else that is successful, and then we choose to see ourselves as something less?

That's right! We CHOOSE to be exactly what we are. If you choose to be unhappy, well, guess what, you certainly will be unhappy. And the same holds true for you when you CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY.

We are different in many ways, but we are equal too. All of us are given the exact same amount of time.

168 hours = 1 week
  56 sleep = 8 hours/day;7 days/week
  40 hours for work
  42 hours to live, love and care for family

Grand Total  = 138 hours

This leaves 30 hours a week to create the life you want. 

What are you doing with your time?

Let's assume you choose to make extra money to pay off some bills. You decide to join me in business and, as my new partner, you dedicate 3 hours per day, Monday through Friday, to working on business building activities. Well, that is only 15 of your 30 extra hours. You still have time to spend elsewhere.

My point is: If you CHOOSE to be successful, there is no one stopping you but yourself.

So, let's get busy and create the life you know you deserve. Let me help you use your time to bring you the life you truly want. I'll show you how, step by step, side by side.   

Send an e-mail that reads: Let's Get Started

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gidget Giardino - Taking Control: Making A Difference by Gidget Giardino

Gidget Giardino - Taking Control: Making A Difference by Gidget Giardino: "Part 3 in a Series on Becoming a Philanthropreneur, also known as Social Entrepreneur or Social Good Becoming A Social Entrepreneur an..."

Making A Difference by Gidget Giardino

Part 3 in a Series on Becoming a Philanthropreneur, 
also known as Social Entrepreneur or Social Good
Becoming A Social Entrepreneur and Making A Difference
  • Is your life lead by you or by others?
  • Do you want to make a positive difference in the world? 
  • Are you inspired to create change?
All these questions are important ones. If you do not know how to take control of your life and make the changes necessary to become a Social Entrepreneur then you're in luck. Because that is what I am going to share with you. Exciting, huh? Well, maybe you're not as excited as I am (yet) because you have not seen the BIG picture.  Let me help you visualize your new life. 

The Ultimate Pay It Forward Project
You've probably seen the movie Pay It Forward with Haley Joel Osment, Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt. In this epic movie a young boy is presented by his teacher a class assignment of finding a way to make a positive difference in the world. His assignment is taken to a whole new level when he makes the decision to put his project into action instead of just putting it on paper and getting a grade. His plan is to help three people get or do something they cannot get or do for themselves and in turn these three must go out and "Pay It Forward," that is, they must each help three other people without expecting anything in return. And this cycle is to be repeated over and over again. The beauty of the project is not only how many people receive a special unsolicited gift, the beauty is the rewarding feeling of the giver and the number of how many people are positively affected by "Paying It Forward." The idea of doing so much Social Good is magical. Imagine the possibilities and take action!

That is what we do on a grand scale, with an added twist. That twist is both the giver and the receiver are rewarded AND there is an added element of giving which makes this the Ultimate Pay It Forward Project. 

How Does It Work?  

Step One: Decide you want to make a positive change in the world one person at a time by making a commitment to feed children who are literally starving to death and desperately need your help. 

Step Two: Make a second commitment to share this project with lots of people and have at least 3 people join with you on this major project of Social Good within the next 30 days. 

Step Three: Continue to share this project with others and be sure your Pay It Forward numbers are at least progressing by three. For example, you get three people to join you this month and those three get three to join them in the next 30 days, and so on and so forth. 

Everyone involved receives a reward based on their individual participation level. The key to the entire project is ACTION. Without action there is no project and children continue to die by the thousands. 

Becoming a Social Entrepreneur for Social Good is not only something to be proud of .... it is a necessary first step to wiping out world hunger. Join this worthy cause today and become a Social Entrepreneur. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR Part 2; Do Well While Doing Good by Gidget Giardino

Part 2 in a Series on becoming a Philanthropreneur, 
also known as Social Good or Social Entrepreneur.

"Becoming a Social Entrepreneur means you choose to devote your time and effort to ultimately benefit others in the world at large while producing an income."

There are various ways in which to be successful as a Social Entrepreneur doing Social Good. The vehicle I have chosen to share with you is the Meal Pack Project. This is the first step out of starvation for those suffering from severe malnutrition.

WHY CHOOSE THIS PROJECT: According to the World Health Organization there are some 900 million people globally at the level of starvation. UNICEF states over 24,000 children under the age of five die every day mainly from preventable causes. That's about one death every three seconds.

To date our project has fed over 3 million meals to children and expectant mothers. Choose this project because:  Where You Live Should Not Determine IF You Live.

WHY CHOOSE TO BE A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR: A shift in how we create income is increasingly more important these days as the job market has slimmed and unemployment has risen. This business venture promises economic gain while creating positive changes in the world.

  • Choose to make a difference in the world. 
  • Choose to earn money while doing Social Good. 
  • Choose to be a Social Entrepreneur. 

In case you missed the first blog post, the definition of a "philanthropist" is: 
"Someone who devotes his or her time, money, or effort towards the benefit of others and the world." 
The definition is usually followed with "Most often applied to someone who gives large amounts to charity". 
A philanthropist's usual route is to spend time amassing a fortune and in the autumn of their life, give it all away. 

The time has come for a new kind of philanthropist, the "Philanthropreneur". The Philanthropreneur "dedicates their time" and "entrepreneurial activity" to helping others in the world while helping themselves by creating an income stream. 

In a way a philanthropreneur cuts out the middleman. They create wealth directly for good causes every day, and that money starts working its magic immediately. Many the world's most effective businessmen and women have taken hold of this concept. If we join together today, we will start to see some astounding changes in our world tomorrow. 

Send me an e-mail for more information on how you can get involved and Help Others while Helping Yourself.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Become a Philanthropreneur by Gidget Giardino

Philanthropreneur -
People creating positive changes in the world through a business venture that promises economic gain.

Imagine being part of something bigger than you, something that will change the world. 

Forget what you know about traditional business. This is a paradigm shift in thinking that requires you to have an open mind along with a willingness to learn something new.  Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and many others including former president Bill Clinton, believe we must look to ourselves, and not the government, in order to fight against poverty and build a sustainable economic future. 

A new approach to solving social problems is needed. This new approach is Venture Philanthropy, also know as Philanthrocapitalism. 

Venture philanthropy is characterized by:
  • Willingness to experiment and "try new approaches".
  • Focus on measurable results: donors and grantees assess progress based on mutually determined benchmarks.
  • Readiness to shift funds between organizations and goals based on tracking those measurable results.
  • Giving financial, intellectual, and human capital.
  • Funding on a multi-year basis - typically a minimum of 3 years, on average 5-7 years.
  • Focus on capacity building, instead of programs or general operating expenses.
  • High involvement by donors with their grantees. For example, some donors will take positions on the boards of the non-profits they fund.
Source - Wikipedia

So, here is what we know; Our economy is in crisis, government is "trying" to come up with solutions, people from all walks of life are loosing their jobs, there aren't enough jobs to go around, there is a lack of options for the average person to get out of debt.

Here is what you can do to take control of your personal situation, while doing some real good in the world: Become a Philanthropreneur.
It is more simple than it sounds. 

In my next few blog posts I will be laying out the specifics of what to do and how it works. 

Imagine being part of something bigger than you, something that will change the world.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

No Degree Necessary

No Degree Necessary

 You don't need a college degree to be hugely successful in life. Let's put aside the thought that being successful means something different for each of us. We will instead assume having money, lots and lots of money, makes you successful. After all, being well-off financially certainly makes things in life easier.

Understand that belief in yourself is much more important than schooling, training or knowledge. In the book The Success Principles by Jack Canfield it states 20% of America's millionaires never set foot in college, and 21 of the 222 Americans listed as billionaires in 2003 never got their college diplomas and 2 never even finished high school. While we know that education and a commitment to learning are essential, a formal degree is not a necessity for success.

Men like Dick Cheney, Larry Ellison and Bill Gates were college drop-outs and all are among the multi-millionaires and billionaires of the world. You may be thinking that those men are special cases and this is not true for the average American. You could not be more wrong. I personally know several millionaires and many of them did not go to college, and a few didn't finish high school.

My point, as if you haven't figured it out by now, is you can create a successful life for yourself no matter what your level of education. Believe in yourself.

If you are interested in meeting my millionaire friends to learn how they became so successful friend me on FaceBook or follow me on Twitter, then, send me a message and I'll make it happen.

Mark Harnish

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Discover Your Net Worth by Gidget Giardino

Ok. So, when you think of your net worth I bet you kind of pull your eyebrows together and maybe even wrinkle your nose a bit. You see, most people have no real idea of what their net worth is. If you fall in that boat here is where I come in.


How much money do you have in the bank? Write the dollar amount you have in your checking account and then under that write the amount you have in savings. Add them together. Now, look at any restricted access you have to finances such as CDs, IRAs, or 401 (k) and add that to your tally. Then, include your physical assets. These include anything you can sell quickly if you had to such as a home, car or personal items of value. You can use your tax bill to determine your home value, and use Kelly Blue book for your vehicles. Take all those figures and add them together.


To whom do you currently owe money? Things you owe money for right now, like rent, your car payment, or utilities are known as your current liabilities. Now, add in whom you owe money to over the next 1 to 5 years. Write down things like your car loan and credit card debt. These are your intermediate liabilities. And, of course, you must figure your long term liabilities. To whom do you owe money beyond 5 years?  Here is where you'd list your mortgage and/or student loans, etc.


Once you have added up all your assets and added up all our liabilities; you determine your net worth by subtracting your liabilities from your assets.

If you don't like what you see, and you want to raise your net worth, you will need to increase assets or choose assets that grow. (Preferably both.) You can also improve your net worth by reducing your debts.
Sounds like a no-brainer, huh? But, right about now you're thinking... How the heck am I going to reduce debt (liabilities) and/or build up my savings account (assets)? Again, here is where I come in.

I have acquired a reputation for helping others build a successful home-based business without all the hassles. We work together as a team toward your monetary goal, and when I say together, I mean together. Follow a simple system on a consistent basis and your net worth will improve. Sounds easy? It actually is. But, don't take my word for it... Do it and you'll soon see for yourself.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Don't Make Assumptions by Gidget Giardino

Don't make assumptions. Boy, that statement could not be more true. 

You've probably done it yourself more than a hundred times. I know I have. But, in reading the book The Four Agreements, I am seeing the error of my ways and have been thinking about the instances where I ASSumed something about someone and was shocked to learn how wrong I was.

In my young entrepreneurial days I belonged to the Fort Lauderdale Kiwanis Club. We were having a lunch meeting at Red Lobster (when there used to be one on 17th Street Causeway.) My dad and I had just pulled into the parking lot and parked our car when an old clunker of a Station Wagon pulled in beside us. I watched in disbelief as a man got out and walked over to greet my father. The man had on 1970's clothing, and this was in the late 1980's. There were little holes in his collared shirt and the pants were stained and a bit tattered around the bottoms. 

I had assumed he was there for some other reason and NOT for our Kiwanis meeting. But, he walked in with us and, as it turned out, was seated right next to me. The topic of this particular meeting was a project to collect donations for children whose parents could not afford eyeglasses for them and for children in the foster care system. We developed a plan for accomplishing our goal and ended the meeting. As we sat around chit chatting with each other I witnessed something I've never seen before. The man who came in with us and sat next to me, the same one who looked as if he could not even afford the lunch he had just consumed, pulled out his checkbook and wrote a check in the amount of $10,000. 

Needless to say, I almost fell off my chair. 

I could not wait to get out of there to ask my dad who the heck that was! What I learned was the man was a multi-millionaire. Some relative had invented a filament of some sort that was used in creating the flash for cameras and he received royalty checks from that invention. He himself was a simple man who did not feel it necessary to walk around keeping up appearances. Rather, he chose to do good with his fortune and live a very modest lifestyle. 

The lesson stuck with me, but somewhere along the line it's message was watered down by time and influence. So, now that I am building a Network Marketing business it has come to light that making assumptions is detrimental to my financial growth, and more importantly... it's detrimental to others as well!

Don't make assumptions. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stevie Wonder Is A Financial Genius by Gidget Giardino

Remember Stevie Wonder’s hit, “I just called to say I love you.  I just called to say how much I care.   And I mean it from the bottom of my heart.”    Can you imagine everyone eager and ready to talk to people every day because they care?

That is exactly what this business is about. The willingness to show someone you care by offering them a look see. It's much more than recommending a good book you've read or good restaurant you've enjoyed. This is the ability to help others in a way more grand than that.

Just think, if you shared something with someone and it positively changed their life forever, you'd feel an immense sense of elation. The satisfaction of knowing you helped by being the messenger of an opportunity with perks for improved health and financial growth is something I hope you will become familiar with soon.

Does this sound good to you? Any of it? If so, drop me a line or give me a call. An introduction is necessary. And, yes, from the bottom of my heart, I do care.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Planting Seeds For Your Future

What are you planting? – A Story

by Connie Mcknight 
Here’s a story to inspire you to be the best you possibly can. I hope you enjoy it, and like Jim, admit it didn’t work.
A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.
Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.
He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you. “The young executives were Shocked, but the boss continued. “I am going to give each one of you a SEED today – one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you.
I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one
I choose will be the next CEO.”
One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.
Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.
Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.
By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn’t have a plant and he felt like a failure.
Six months went by — still nothing in Jim’s pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn’t say anything to his colleagues, however, he just kept watering and fertilizing the soil – He so wanted the seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.
Jim told his wife that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful — in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!
When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.
Jim just tried to hide in the back. “My, what great plants, trees and flowers you have grown,” said the CEO. “Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!”
All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, “The CEO knows I’m a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!”
When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed – Jim told him the story.
The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, “Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!
His name is Jim!” Jim couldn’t believe it. Jim couldn’t even grow his seed.
“How could he be the new CEO?” the others said.
Then the CEO said, “One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead – it was not possible for them to grow.
All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!”
* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
* If you plant hard work, you will reap success
* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.
Think about this for a minute….

Monday, January 24, 2011

Make Money Doing Something You Love

If you need to create a legitimate stream of income and can't seem to find a job, you may want to try something new. There are more ways to bring in cash than to work for minimum wage at the nearest grocery store. In the article below you'll see what a few college graduates did. And, if what they did is more than you can handle (or if you can't raise the $100,000 needed) then take a free look at my industry.                                                                      Either way, you've got to do something.


Motivation and necessity drive new entrepreneurs BY EILEEN SMITH

Eric Heinbockel graduated from Columbia University in 2008, poised for a career in finance.

His lesson in economics was only beginning. Heinbockel couldn't find a job.
"I had interviews on the days Bear Stearns and Lehman Bros. went under," he recalls. "Nobody got hired in finance on those days."
Heinbockel's sweet dreams of an office on Wall Street melted like chocolate in a hot car.
So he decided to create his own job making custom candy bars.
free vectors, royalty free"We are seeing a lot more entrepreneurs who are looking to start businesses either because they are unemployed or underemployed," says Gary Rago, director of the NJ Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University-Camden.
The center helps about 600 people start and grow companies each year. Alumni include Heinbockel, who launched his businessChocomize with college chums Nick LaCava and Fabian Kaempfer.
The Ivy Leaguers enrolled in a class on writing a business plan taught by Bob Palumbo, a principal at Stokes Creative Group in Vincentown and a Rutgers business counselor.
"What struck me was they already had a good business plan," Palumbo recalls. "They were clearly serious about starting a business and had done their homework."

Because they had no collateral, the partners turned to relatives rather than banks, borrowing $100,000 to buy molds and machinery, the bulk of it from Heinbockel's grandparents.
With no spouses, kids or mortgages, the trio -- all 23 -- figured they were ideally positioned to take a risk. To keep expenses down, they moved into the basement of Heinbockel's parents' house in Cherry Hill.
"That cliche of the college kid who can't find a job and lives in Mom and Dad's basement isn't really a cliche," he says.
"On your own'
Older workers also are creating their own jobs, Rago says. In addition to longtime business relationships, older entrepreneurs often capitalize on severance packages or equity in their homes.
"It is not unusual for someone who is 50 or above to come up with a great idea of their own, especially if they have been laid off several times, were making a good living and are having trouble finding another position at that income level," he says.
    A great idea for any age is Network Marketing if, and only if, you are working with the right company. Explore the options. Give me a call. Gidget Giardino 954-873-3191

    Saturday, January 22, 2011


    Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals. ~ Jim Rohn

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Do You HAVE To Have It?

    Recently, I moved for the first time in my life. It was an ordeal for me because I am almost 40 and had acquired quite a bit of "stuff." This article by Randy Gage was interesting for me. While packing my life into boxes, I thought I had to get rid of some of the things I treasured. You know, out with the old and in with the new. As it turned out, Mark talked me out of tossing away some of those things. After reading Randy's article I now know that I am worthy of keeping (and acquiring) all the "stuff" that makes me happy.   

    How Much is Enough?

    by Randy Gage
    How Much is Enough?
    God I hate that question!  Because I believe that 99 percent of the time you here it, it’s uttered by someone programmed with a mind virus of lack.  But if approached the right way, the question can take you to an important lesson about living a life of happiness and meaning…  
    Because the ideal place it can take you is learning how to celebrate money and material things instead of worshiping them.  How to own them, instead of them owning you.
    I remember doing a seminar with Randy Schroeder a couple years ago and he related the story of his life a few years back.  He shared that he had a garage with a Mercedes, Ferrari, Lambo, and a few Porsches, but still wanted more.
    So naturally I raised my hand and asked, “What’s your point?”
    While it’s fun to have fun with the subject, being a guy who has always thought more is better, it’s not always so.  I don’t like to set limitations on myself, and I want to view the world through the biggest prosperity window I can.  But the important thing is to never lose sight of where the true joy comes from.
    Limitations are bad.  Boundaries are good.
    I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out how many bays I need in the garage of my next dream home.  And came to understand that if I owned my 100 favorite rides, I would still get a tinge of desire when I saw number 101 roar by.   So then I have to think really about when is enough, enough.
    If I have 100 cars parked downstairs, can I really appreciate and enjoy each one, or do I take some for granted?
    Truth is I drive my newest Viper more now than my last one, and the new Challenger more than the one that’s four months older.   So do I trade them in for different models, downsize the fleet, or buy another 15?
    It’s about finding the sweet spot where your possessions bring you more joy than work.  (If you haven’t seen it, watch my video on Materialism or Minimalism here.)
    I just had an amazing week in Hawaii.  But would I have appreciated it as much if I didn’t grow up in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin?
    For Christmas I brought two very different presents.  One was a $200,000 car for myself; one was a $200 bouncy house for a very special four-year-old girl that recently came into my life.   So which do you think brought me more joy?
    But here’s the danger asking that question can bring you…
    Falling into the either or category.  Because the fact is I bought both, and they both give me joy.  And the fact is, you too can support your church and ski Vail.  You can help the homeless and wear Armani.  You can adopt a stray kitten and spend $250,000 on a painting for your dining room.
    But that means three things…
    It means you accept that you are worthy.  That you view the world through a bigger window.  And don’t let things consume you, but rather understand what level they bring joy to your life.
    So how you doing on all this?  Have you found the balance where it works best for you yet?  Any other thoughts you’d add?

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Lighting The Way by Gidget Giardino

    Light houses have enjoyed an almost three hundred year era of guiding ships safely along their seafaring voyages. Every lighthouse had a keeper whose responsiblity it was to keep the fiery light of the beacon burning bright. The houses were built along shipping lanes as well as other heavily-traveled areas of the oceans and the seas. Their sole purpose was to assist the captains and the crewman of passing ships to aid them in figuring out their locations. The lighthouses also helped to warn the ships' crews of impending dangers such as coral reefs, etc.

    For hundreds of years, lighthouses have provided guidance and direction - a point of light in a time of need, a beacon of help and hope. 

    There will come a time in your life when you will be searching for something more for yourself and your family. When you find yourself there, it is my hope you will look to me. My beaming support shines brightly on everyone I meet. Let me light the path to your success.