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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Infinite Underpants!

By Rebecca Fine

Quick! What's the very first thing that springs into your mind when you read or hear the M-word? (M-o-n-e-y.)

For many people that first thing isn't necessarily pleasant. And for others there's a fleeting flicker of delight as they imagine having plenty of it, winning the lottery or the like, which just as quickly fades into a more familiar "not enough" feeling instead.

It's not surprising. After all, most of us have been carefully trained, taught, even indoctrinated our whole lives to believe that money is scarce, that it's hard to come by, that only people who have any ever get more, that it's the cause of all the world's troubles ... and on and on and on.

Loads of heavy baggage packed with negativity on the simple subject of something we really cannot do without.

And it's all just so SERIOUS and HEAVY and ... ugh.

So since we already KNOW that we attract/create our own experience through our thinking, how about we just UNpack some of that mental baggage and ditch some of the seriousness so we can stop creating and attracting more stuff like THAT?

How about we just lighten up and have some FUN with all of this? When you're having fun your thoughts aren't focused on lack of anything, right? ;-)

(And believe me, when you get the hang of The Science of Getting Rich and start to see your life transforming in amazing ways, it's FUN!)

For myself, I have decided that whenever the M-word comes up in conversation or my own thinking in any way that doesn't thoroughly delight me, I am going to quietly, secretly substitute another word — a silly word that has NONE of those negative connotations.

I've been doing this for a while now with family and friends, too (not just quietly and secretly), and it's not only fun, it highlights immediately just how silly all the negativity is.

I highly recommend the practice!

You can choose any word that strikes you as ridiculous. For me, the funniest word in the English language (and I don't know why) is this:

Underpants.

(I know, I know. Totally juvenile. Pretty much the humor of a seven-year-old. And that's probably why it works so well!)

Try it for yourself:

* "I'd like to have a new car, but I don't have enough underpants."


* "Invest in THAT? No way! It's too risky. I could lose all my underpants."

* "Do you think underpants grow on trees?"

* "I like the job but the underpants are awful."

* "Underpants can't buy happiness."

* "He's got more underpants than he knows what to do with."

* "Never throw good underpants after bad."

* "Underpants aren't everything, you know."

* "I wouldn't do that for love nor underpants."

* "Always be sure to save some underpants for a rainy day."

* "No matter how hard I try or what I do, I just NEVER have enough underpants."

Oh, I could go on and on! In fact, a couple of days ago I introduced this scathingly brilliant concept to my mom and brother, and we sat out on Mom's patio playing with it until we had tears streaming down our faces from laughing at ourselves so hard.

(I suppose goofiness runs in the family. Later that day when Mom said she was getting ready to throw a load of "delicates" in the washer we accused her of money laundering.)

And my friend Alexandra (Dr. Gayek, founder of The Science of Being Well Network) and I have giggled ourselves silly on the subject of abundance of all kinds by substituting my nutty word for almost ANY word having to do with wealth or health.

Ah, yes: We live in a world of infinite underpants!

But when I told her I was going to share this craziness with you she hesitated a moment and then asked, "Really?"

"Sure," I said. "We just get so SERIOUS about all this stuff. But you and I both know it's so much better to let it be FUN."

"Well, you're right," she conceded. "But Rebecca, just try to be ... brief."

Ack.

Yes, she really said that — and cracked herself up laughing. Took me a moment to get it. You know, a pun truly IS the lowest form of humor ... ;-D


Rebecca Fine is the founder of The Science of Getting Rich Network where you can download your free copy of the amazing 1910 forgotten classic, The Science of Getting Rich. http://www.scienceofgettingrich.net/gifts/2You.html ©2006 Certain Way Productions Inc.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Is Your Understanding of Network Marketing Outdated?

I knew things in our industry had changed, but I didn't realize
just HOW MUCH they had changed until recently. Now we all know
nothing stays the same, and progress is always welcome in Network
Marketing, but I don't think many of us are truly aware of the
vast differences we've seen technology bring in just the past few
years.

Ten years ago--even five years ago--a successful couple or
individual working in Networking limited themselves to a single
program. Why? Because working direct sales or MLM took a TON of
work.

Mike and Rita were about the best Networking team around a few
years ago. They held weekly meetings at the public library and
held even more meetings at their home. If you made any contact
whatsoever with Mike and Rita, they would keep your phone and fax
warm for days until you finally signed up on their program.

Not only that, but a BIG part of Mike and Rita's success was due
to their non-stop mailing of sales letters and postcards. Rita
spent many a night posting their prospecting ads on Internet
sites and newsgroups.

More than once they got kicked off of AOL and other ISP's for
being too aggressive when contacting prospects -- a new no-no in
the online age.

I supposed all the work Mike and Rita did was worth it, but at
what cost? They worked night and day for years. And even then,
I don't think they were pulling in more than a few thousand
dollars a month.

Now let's fast forward to today. Mark and Sandra are the talk of
the neighborhood. They live in a big expensive house and drive a
luxury car. Most people can't figure out how Mark and Sandra
afford it. They're seen at home all day and go on lengthy
vacations five or six times a year.

That part makes me smile, because I KNOW what Mark and Sandra do.
They're working in direct sales and MLM from home. Only there is
a key difference in what they're doing from what Mike and Rita
were doing a few years ago.

Mark and Sandra use completely automated online systems that find
huge numbers of leads, then filters through the leads to find
only the best. Those leads request a phone follow up,
and even that is handled for them by professional Team Leaders.

You see, Mark and Sandra don't spend their days prospecting.
They let the technology do all that prospecting and cold calling
for them. The only time Mark and Sandra talk on the phone or
answer an email is after a very hot prospect has placed an order.

And here's the good part: Because the technology takes so much
of the work out of direct sales, Mark and Sandra are able to work
several very successful networking businesses. Rather than
earning a few thousand dollars a month, they're bringing in TENS OF
THOUSANDS.

Plus, with all that automation (and help from their upline
organization) Mark and Sandra are able to take off and travel the
world just about anytime they like.

Now that's progress!

Mike Bergeron has discovered what could well be the most advanced
home-based business opportunity ever created. The automation and
upline assistance is astounding. He started earning good money
within 17 days of joining. You can too! See Mike's program at
www.247IncomeStreams.com

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