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Most of us understand just how bad the economy has been over the last few years. We’ve had issues with higher food costs, increased gas prices, skyrocketing energy rates, and a shrinking economy. But the worst issue of all is the loss of jobs.
In these tough economic times we can either rise to the challenge or be crushed under the pressure. My biggest concern has been how others have and continue to react to the current conditions in general and the struggling job market in particular.
There have been two primary reactions to the poor job market: (1) acquiring a second job, and (2) going back to school for an additional or advanced degree. Now, I’m all for higher education, BUT the problem with both of these responses is that neither of them addresses the problem…lack of jobs.
Consider this for a moment. If there are too few jobs, how does getting a second job solve the problem? Moreover, how does acquiring a degree help you get a job that may not be available? Aren’t there others out there with the same degree you are trying to get that are struggling in this very job market? Of course there are. Do you have 4 years to wait? Maybe. Does adding more debt solve your problem? Probably not.
So it becomes pretty clear that the solution to a lack of jobs is …Job Creation.
Enter the Age of the Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs are born out of crisis and are by nature problem solvers. The “crisis” could be personal, or they could strive to solve a problem bigger than themselves. But make no mistake, effective entrepreneurs are indeed problem solvers. As for job creation being a solution to a poor job market, think about the effects one successful business owner can have on the market.
If you start a business and you plan for it to become successful, you will require the assistance of others – either as staff members or consultants.
For instance, you may need a bookkeeper or accountant, or you may need a lawyer at least to form your business entity. You may also need staff members to do paperwork, filing, customer service support, etc. But it does not end there. Consider professional services such as marketing and advertising companies, joint ventures, associations, suppliers and vendors. All of these people would generate an income because of a successful business. Now imagine thousands of successful businesses!
The truth of the matter is that entrepreneurship is the heart of an economy. Simply look at any nation with a struggling economy and you will find that free enterprise is on life support. Is it the solution to end all of our woes? No. There are many challenges that face our economy and it will take strong, smart, moral and financially literate leaders to solve them but it is up to the entrepreneur to relieve financial strife whenever and wherever possible.
“Fighting the evil forces of poverty – both yours and mine.”
Robert E Reed
Maybe you’ve recently been told by someone that CieAura is an amazing new business model that will make you wealthy from the comfort of your own home? Did they tell you about CieAura’s “transparent holographic chips” that will vastly improve your health and give your body the balance it needs? CieAura’s chips might actually work, and might relieve some pain and ailments in your body. I find the concept fascinating. There is some history with sort of methodology.
CieAura is an interesting MLM business to review and one which I’ve enjoyed putting together. This is unbiased and I hope informative to say the least, so let me know if it’s the kind of review you want to see of the CieAura MLM business by leaving a comment and your thoughts at the end. In my best Heath Ledger/Joker voice “And here we goes;
At the helm of CieAura you can find Ken Rasner, an Internet Marketer with a solid reputation in the field and a long track record. With a captain of the industry in the pilot box, you know that even though CieAura is one of the newer ships on the MLM seas there is not much chance of its hull getting rammed.
CieAura takes a stand in a niche where customers want results within minutes. They concentrate their efforts in the areas of pain, insomnia, energy and fatigue relief. The delivery system they use is in the form of a patch; subsequently, you don’t have the stigmata of a pill pusher attached to the product. Combine that with instant relief and you have a product which should take a good chunk of the market.
A fact that cannot be ignored is that 97% fail in Multi Level Marketing and down line attrition is at an all time high. Most MLM companies, such as CieAura, push their new members to make a list of family and friends and invite them over for a home presentation. “Modern day network marketers must understand that friends and family are not entrepreneurs, and home presentations are primitive and ineffective. In the MLM industry, marketing the opportunity to generate income, not the product, is how to effectively grow a business”, Mr. Woolf states. “Would you continue to use and purchase these holographic chips if you weren’t making any money? Probably not.”
You must try to create an income that is greater than your monthly auto-ship, company meetings, and marketing expenses. This is very difficult for the new person as it takes time to build a business and create an income large enough just to cover those expenses. It will be important to quickly get your business into a profit.
You must also take a look at the marketing strategy that you will be utilizing. If you learn from your sponsor and the leadership of CieAura they will teach you to make a names list. This list will consist of anyone that you know and would know you by name. You will then be taught to contact these people and show them why the holographic chips are beneficial to their health as well as let them know about the opportunity to sell them as well. This is okay to start out; however, you must also learn other marketing strategies as 99% of your income will come from people you do not currently know. This technique is very common in MLM trainings and is effective at fundamental and foundational business building however, many people still fail at it simply because 90% of the people you talk to will say no to any MLM opportunity.
To succeed in any network marketing company you will need to master the marketing part of the equation to get your business into profit quickly and also find other marketing strategies that will allow you to sponsor new distributors into your business. The key is a lead generation system, a system that markets you first as the leader, walks prospects through the sales funnel and provides tools to help others get what they want. Success is possible in network marketing is possible if you can apply this knowledge.
“Fighting the evil forces of personal poverty both your and mine”
If you’re reading this third party review, then chances are you’re looking for information on Monitium. In this simple review, I’ll go into some information on Monitium that will help you make an educated decision about whether you should participate with them or not.
First, let’s cover some basic information about Monitium. Now, since it’s pretty early in their launch phase, there isn’t a whole lot of detailed information online, aside from all the promotional content telling people about it. What I can tell you is that it is being promoted as a platform, not an actual network marketing business, that is designed to help network marketing professionals solve one of their biggest problems.
So, what is this problem? Downline retention. In this day and age, with the advent of technology (specifically the internet), it’s becoming harder and harder for leaders to keep their team intact. This is because different companies, and industry leaders, are constantly bombarding distributors with the “latest and greatest, next big thing in network marketing”, so distributors move to other companies, taking their distributors with them…bummer.
So, what’s Monitium’s solution? Monitium has come up with a downline platform where you can potentially build one last downline organization under the Monitium umbrella. And, as Monitium introduces different network marketing companies into their system, you can simply participate with each company, and keep the integrity and structure of your downline, since everyone will participate together. In other word, you can build one group and “take” that group to different companies and join with an existing downline. Obviously, there’s a little more to it than that, but that’s the basic concept behind the company.
What’s most impressive to me is that they have a platform that’s seamless, regardless of what type of compensation plan is introduced or what countries are added to the platform. It’s also impressive that some big names are aligning themselves with Monitium. In addition to CEO Ken Eggleston, who is a documented network marketing distributor with decades of experience, network marketing leaders like Paul Morris and Rod Cook are also involved and are featured right on the Monitium website. Of course, it’s extremely early to tell whether this concept will catch on and succeed. However, it’s rumored that there are some network marketing companies that are embracing it and they are eager to be one of the first network marketing companies to be introduced to the Monitium community.
As I mentioned earlier, it’s still very early to tell how successful Monitium will be. However, if you decide to join Monitium, and even if they explode and become the greatest thing since sliced bread, you will still need to build a downline. And, while you can certainly build a downline offline, using traditional network marketing techniques, it would be smart to leverage the internet and generate leads online. My suggestion is to use an attraction marketing system that’s already in place to brand yourself and generate leads for your Monitium downline. If you can get the right training that will help you generate 30-50+ leads a day, and build a solid Monitium team, there’s no telling how successful you can become… especially, if their multiple-companies concept takes off and revolutionizes the industry.
While Monitium is in early launch right now, it’s critical that you get positioned if you’re serious about joining. If you’re interested in learning how to generate 50+ leads a day for your business, visit Robert’s MLM Training
To the rich, money is simply a game. While the average person sees it as a source of frustration and stress the rich sees it as a means to an end. To what end? In a word, “FREEDOM”. Freedom from the bondage of bills, freedom from limited options, freedom from a J.O.B, freedom from “checking” the price tag, freedom to travel, freedom from saying “Mommy/Daddy has to work, I can’t go to your game……, Just plain freedom. Wouldn’t you want that type of freedom? It’s about freedom not the money, only what the money represents.
First, the rich view themselves as either making money or losing money. Inflation does not stand still and nor does their money. They don’t save they invest. Second, their financial outlook is either “Win or Learn” instead of win or lose. They play the game of money to win while the average person plays not to lose (if they play at all). Lastly, the rich buy or build assets while the average person buys liabilities (stuff). Clearly the biggest difference between the rich and the average person is mindset, attitude and habits.
Like life, the money game has a time limit. I heard the financial game of life broken down into 4 financial quarters;
Ages 25-35 is our first quarter (REAL job working years)
Ages 36-45 is our second quarter
Ages 46-55 is our third quarter
Ages 55-65 is our fourth quarter (at this point many of hope to retire)
Ages 65 and beyond is overtime. (if you can’t retire)
Where are you in the game? Are you winning or losing?
For most of us this can be extremely eye opening. Rather than fearing the reality of falling behind in the financial game use it to empower you to make “in-game ” adjustments. In professional sports, teams often fall behind early on but make dramatic comebacks. (Except the Texans…just poking fun at the home team!) Winning teams figure out what is not working and adjust.
You too need to be savvy enough to strategize your comeback but flexible enough in your approach. Figure out your options and execute while there is still time. Here are a few play call options;
How do you know there is still time left on the clock? You are still breathing aren’t you?
Now get out there and win this game!
“Fighting the evil forces of personal poverty both yours and mine.”