There’s No Better Way! – Post 140

Business Ownership.

Have you ever owned your own traditional business?

You know what that’s like right?

  • The leases
  • The overhead
  • Dealing with the economy
  • Dealing with employees
  • And not to mention, obligations and government issues.

What is the approximate initial investment to start a business?

  • Couple hundred thousand.
  • Half a million.
  • Five million.
  • A hundred fifty thousand
  • Ten Thousand

Alright, you get the idea.

Is that all it takes? Then after that you don’t have to spend any more money?

That’s just the price of entry. That’s for the right to spend more money.

Most people in small business would like a return OF their investment, not ON their investment. “Please just let me get it back. Please just let me get it back! I’d be thrilled if I could just get it back!”

Right?

That’s the price of entry. Then you know what?

You took the thing that you were good at and you don’t get to do it anymore because you have to be an accountant and a lawyer and a bookkeeper and an employer of people and the marketing of your business and all this stuff.

Let’s say you love making cookies. You don’t get to make any cookies anymore! Everybody else does that while you try and do something that you have no skills at doing.

Because you have no skills at doing it, very few businesses survive, but what if you had a business where all the heavy lifting was done for you?

What about the infrastructure?

You know what a franchise will charge you for the access to infrastructure? They’ll keep you broke forever!

I will tell you if you want to own a Subway shop, spend a half a million dollars and you might earn $40,000 if you work there. “What if I own ten of them?” Well, then you got ten times the problem.

Do you realize what we have, ladies and gentlemen? The infrastructure’s done, the rules and regulations are done, the investments are done, the millions have been paid by somebody else, and you are in essence the owner of that infrastructure without having to spend a penny into it.

You realize that?

Most don’t.

We have infrastructure where you can expand not only outside…

In this business, you can have more than one outside of your own city with new infrastructure.

What would it have taken to start a new business, a branch of the business that you started, in another town, in another state, in another country?

It’s called bankruptcy.

Here you have an opportunity to build around the world;

But I will tell you the principle’s the same: your ability to leverage a system that’s already in place.

You just bring your passion, but you’re going to have to learn some new stuff.

Bring your passion, bring your fire, bring your coachability, bring your leadership.

You know what we do at the end of the day? We build a network.

That needs to be everything that your focus is on. It’s not about recruiting, it’s not about selling, it’s building a network. The network will make a place for everything that you want to do.

I get fired up because there is no better way.

I don’t care what you say.

Now, if you’re an artist and you love being an artist, you know what network marketing will let you do? Be an artist on your time.

If you’re a teacher and you love being a teacher – I know that they don’t pay you what you’re worth as an educator – but if you love being an educator, be an educator and let network marketing allow you to do it on your terms without the stress.

See what I mean?

So I’m not saying that this has to be your absolute-all, end-all, be-all passion.

It’s a resource and it’s a tool to be able to help you to do whatever it is you want to do.

You want to start a hundred orphanages around the world? This can be a tool to help you do it.

You want to put your kids through college? You want to leave a legacy, a foundation so everybody in your family’s taken care of when they hit hard times a hundred years from today? This can be a legacy to help you do it, you know?

So we have a better way, for all those reasons I just described. http://AIMHighForSuccess.com

Keith Abell, RPh CIP MI

Save Money, Get Healthy, Create Wealth!

The New Economy – Post 138

The New Economy
Hi I’m Keith Abell; I just wanted to do a quick blog post about the state of employment and the new economy.

Let me start off by saying we’re living in a new economy. This isn’t a down economy, it’s a new economy. This isn’t a recession or a depression, it’s a new economy.

The changes that have happened are fundamental and in most cases permanent.

Let that sink in a moment.

You think the job market’s coming back?

Not the one you recognize.

You think the skills you went to school to get are going to serve you in this rapidly changing economy?

Well maybe, but not in the way that you think that they’re going to serve you.

There’s basically two ways that most people earn an income in this world.

One is Blue-Collar Work. 

“Blue-collar work!” Making things, doing things, fixing things.

There’s a certain amount of satisfaction in blue-collar work, doing something, making something look nicer than it would or making something look nicer than it did.

There’s a certain amount of satisfaction there, but can you get wealthy that way? Can you?

Does your body tire there? Is it sometimes dangerous there?

Most people have had some level of blue-collar work in their lives. There’s nothing wrong with that, but can you create wealth? Can you get there with blue collar work?

The Second is Corporate Work 

Working for someone else.
You know what that’s like.

 

The other way most people earn an income is through corporate work.

 

This is where the biggest change in the history of the world is happening and I believe in the next five years you’ll see the biggest change of all of our lifetimes.

 

Randy Gage says, “Safe is the new risky.” What everybody thinks is safe, corporate work, is the new risky.
The most frightening place to be, is working for somebody else today.

 

So what’s happening in the work place?
  • First of all are layoffs. This implied contract you have between employer and employee, “If you’re loyal, if you put your head down, if you’ll just do your job, we’ll trade that for job security.”|

    There’s no such thing as job security. Not anymore.

    Maybe your parents had it where they were. Maybe your grand parents had it.

    Unemployment is approximately 20%. Those that are on the actual unemployment roles are about ten percent, but there’s a lot of people who have lost their benefits and aren’t even counted.

    They’re part-time not by choice and they don’t have benefits and they need to be full-time but they’re not, so they’re taking the part-time job. Maybe even 2 or 3 part time jobs.

    And if you’re 55 today, looking for a job in this economy, what a miserable place to be. Put your whole life into somebody else, build somebody else’s dream, and build up all that experience. Then they say, “We don’t care about the experience because you get too much money.”

    So one out of five, ladies and gentlemen, are unemployed and you think that’s about to change?

    Most of the jobs that were eliminated the last two years were permanently eliminated. Most of them. Technology. Outsourcing. Part-time work.

    So the companies that used to have a hundred people, they said, “Let’s see how we do with 80. Let’s call it a temporary layoff and see how we do to 60.” They’re still having meetings right now about you, saying, “Can we do without them? Is there any way?”

    So layoffs in my opinion are going to be a around for some time. They’re going to find ways to do with less and less and less and because of the costs of health care, they’re going to take people from full-time to part-time.

  • So that’s phenomenon number one. The second thing that’s happening in the corporate workplace is, asking you to work harder for less money.

    Income reductions, voluntary income reductions.

    You used to get paid $50,000. They say, “You know, look. We’d love you to keep your job. We think you’re great here, but we need you to do it for $45,000. Now if you don’t agree, we understand, but there’s a long line of people outside the door that’s willing to do it. We’d rather have you than them but, you know, I was told by the guys upstairs if I don’t do this, then it’s me.”

    The second part to working harder for less money is, “Instead of 40 hours, we need you 45. We need you 50. We need you 55.

    Oh, how about overtime?”

    “What do you mean, overtime?” This is survival time. You get to stay if you come longer. True or not true?

  • The third thing happening in the corporate workplace is shifting to a performance-based economy.|

    At every level inside of every company.

    They won’t pay you by the week anymore or by the month or by the year.

    If you used to get $50,000 a year – they’re going to take you to $12,000 a year and let you earn back the other $38,000 if you hit performance benchmarks on a weekly or monthly basis. If you don’t, you don’t get the 50 back again.

    Or they say, “Yeah, you’re going to get your 50 if you hit these milestones for 12 consecutive months. We’re going to pay you three thousand a month for each month that you hit the milestones.

    But if you miss one, that three thousand’s gone. If you miss two, six thousand’s gone.

    So you got to hit the benchmarks.”

    Have you ever had performance-based pay?

    What happens when you hit your numbers? The next year they raise the numbers. That basically forces you to do what? You work even harder for the same money again.

    What if you’re a rock star and you perform two years in a row?

    Raise it again. Get used to it, ladies and gentlemen. The people that are cleaning the rooms in a hotel, they are very closely – if they’re not already there – going to get paid by the room, not by the hour.

    It’s not just people serving you your food in your restaurants. Everybody’s going to be on a unit-based, performance-based, wage system. Managers will be paid based, based upon the people work for them. It’s going to be everywhere.

So if you’re going to be in performance-based anyway, which system would you go into?

  1. The system that is progressively going to put the screws to you. If you decide to perform – put the screws to you by increasing the work to get the same pay.
  2. Or one that celebrates you the more you perform and takes the limits off the more you perform and appreciates you the more than you perform, that rewards you the more you perform.

And all you got to do is you’ve got to drop this thing that Les Brown calls “learned helplessness.”

Our entire society has been trained and learned a pattern of helplessness.

In other words, we have this need from birth to be told what to do, where to go, what to say, what to – how to perform, what skill to learn. “Okay, tell me to do it.”

You’ve got to be able to shift away from that.

Learned helplessness or freedom!

Let me show you a way that you can be rewarded based upon your performance.

A system that increases the reward as your progress grows instead of increasing the amount of work to reach the same reward.

A system that rewards you for showing others how they can do the same.

To find out more  http://AIMHighForSuccess.com

Escape from Club Fed- Post 137

Have you ever seen the average cubicle in an office?

 

If you take a look at the cubicle, what does the cubicle have?
§         It has a workspace
§         It has a chair
§         It usually has a plant to warm it up
§         It has a couple of toys, knick-knacks – you know, a little bobble-head,
something to let people know that you’re fun.
§         It has some photos of family. “This is why I’m doing this, this is why I’m doing this, this is why I’m doing this.”
I like watching those documentaries on TV, like on the Discovery Channel when they do a jail cell.
What does the typical jail cell have?
§         It has a workspace
§         It has a chair
§         It usually has a plant
§         It has some photos
You think, well, you think the bars are any different from the bars of the cubicle?
Try and walk out when you’re not supposed to.
Do that that more often than you’re supposed to and see what happens.
It’s like club fed. I mean, yeah, yeah, you can walk around a little bit, but you got to stay within some lines.
If you go outside of those lines, you take breaks when other people don’t take breaks.
They’re going to start talking about you and you don’t want your name showing up in that board room.
You go to lunch when we say, ”Heck with you, I’m going when I feel like it.”

Well, heck with you, you’re not working here any longer. True or not true?   

If you want to “escape” from Club Fed then visit my website: http://AIMHighForSuccess.com

The New Economy – Post 136

 

The New Economy

Hi I’m Keith Abell; I just wanted to do a quick blog post about the state of employment and the new economy.

Let me start off by saying we’re living in a new economy. This isn’t a down economy, it’s a new economy. This isn’t a recession or a depression, it’s a new economy.

The changes that have happened are fundamental and in most cases permanent.

Let that sink in a moment.

You think the job market’s coming back?

Not the one you recognize.

You think the skills you went to school to get are going to serve you in this rapidly changing economy?

Well maybe, but not in the way that you think that they’re going to serve you.

There’s basically two ways that most people earn an income in this world.

One is Blue-Collar Work.

“Blue-collar work!” Making things, doing things, fixing things.

There’s a certain amount of satisfaction in blue-collar work, doing something, making something look nicer than it would or making something look nicer than it did.

There’s a certain amount of satisfaction there, but can you get wealthy that way? Can you?

Does your body tire there? Is it sometimes dangerous there?

Most people have had some level of blue-collar work in their lives. There’s nothing wrong with that, but can you create wealth? Can you get there with blue collar work?

The Second is Corporate Work

Working for someone else.
You know what that’s like.
The other way most people earn an income is through corporate work.
This is where the biggest change in the history of the world is happening and I believe in the next five years you’ll see the biggest change of all of our lifetimes.
Randy Gage says, “Safe is the new risky.” What everybody thinks is safe, corporate work, is the new risky.
The most frightening place to be, is working for somebody else today.
So what’s happening in the work place?

First of all are layoffs. This implied contract you have between employer and employee, “If you’re loyal, if you put your head down, if you’ll just do your job, we’ll trade that for job security.”|

There’s no such thing as job security. Not anymore.

Maybe your parents had it where they were. Maybe your grand parents had it.

Unemployment is approximately 20%. Those that are on the actual unemployment roles are about ten percent, but there’s a lot of people who have lost their benefits and aren’t even counted.

They’re part-time not by choice and they don’t have benefits and they need to be full-time but they’re not, so they’re taking the part-time job. Maybe even 2 or 3 part time jobs.

And if you’re 55 today, looking for a job in this economy, what a miserable place to be. Put your whole life into somebody else, build somebody else’s dream, and build up all that experience. Then they say, “We don’t care about the experience because you get too much money.”

So one out of five, ladies and gentlemen, are unemployed and you think that’s about to change?

Most of the jobs that were eliminated the last two years were permanently eliminated. Most of them. Technology. Outsourcing. Part-time work.

So the companies that used to have a hundred people, they said, “Let’s see how we do with 80. Let’s call it a temporary layoff and see how we do to 60.” They’re still having meetings right now about you, saying, “Can we do without them? Is there any way?”

So layoffs in my opinion are going to be a around for some time. They’re going to find ways to do with less and less and less and because of the costs of health care, they’re going to take people from full-time to part-time.

So that’s phenomenon number one. The second thing that’s happening in the corporate workplace is, asking you to work harder for less money.
  1. Income reductions, voluntary income reductions. You used to get paid $50,000. They say, “You know, look. We’d love you to keep your job. We think you’re great here, but we need you to do it for $45,000. Now if you don’t agree, we understand, but there’s a long line of people outside the door that’s willing to do it. We’d rather have you than them but, you know, I was told by the guys upstairs if I don’t do this, then it’s me.”
  2. The second part to working harder for less money is, “Instead of 40 hours, we need you 45. We need you 50. We need you 55.Oh, how about overtime?”

    “What do you mean, overtime?” This is survival time. You get to stay if you come longer. True or not true?

The third thing happening in the corporate workplace is shifting to a performance-based economy.|

At every level inside of every company.

They won’t pay you by the week anymore or by the month or by the year.

If you used to get $50,000 a year – they’re going to take you to $12,000 a year and let you earn back the other $38,000 if you hit performance benchmarks on a weekly or monthly basis. If you don’t, you don’t get the 50 back again.

Or they say, “Yeah, you’re going to get your 50 if you hit these milestones for 12 consecutive months. We’re going to pay you three thousand a month for each month that you hit the milestones.

But if you miss one, that three thousand’s gone. If you miss two, six thousand’s gone.

So you got to hit the benchmarks.”

Have you ever had performance-based pay?

What happens when you hit your numbers? The next year they raise the numbers. That basically forces you to do what? You work even harder for the same money again.

What if you’re a rock star and you perform two years in a row?

Raise it again. Get used to it, ladies and gentlemen. The people that are cleaning the rooms in a hotel, they are very closely – if they’re not already there – going to get paid by the room, not by the hour.

It’s not just people serving you your food in your restaurants. Everybody’s going to be on a unit-based, performance-based, wage system. Managers will be paid based, based upon the people work for them. It’s going to be everywhere.
So if you’re going to be in performance-based anyway, which system would you go into?

  1. The system that is progressively going to put the screws to you. If you decide to perform it puts the screws to you by increasing the work to get the same pay.
  2. Or one that celebrates you the more you perform and takes the limits off the more you perform and appreciates you the more than you perform, that rewards you the more you perform.

All you’ve got to do is you’ve got to drop this thing that Les Brown calls “learned helplessness.”

Our entire society has been trained and has learned a pattern of helplessness.

In other words, we have this need from birth to be told what to do, where to go, what to say, what to – how to perform, what skill to learn. “Okay, tell me to do it.”

You’ve got to be able to shift away from that.

It’s your choice, learned helplessness or freedom!

Let me show you a way that you can be rewarded based upon your performance.

A system that increases the reward as your progress grows instead of increasing the amount of work to reach the same reward.

A system that rewards you for showing others how they can do the same.

To find out more visit: http://AIMHighForSuccess.com

Living A God Life – Post 135

Jim Rohn’s 6 steps to living a good life.

  1. Productivity – if you don’t produce you won’t be happy.
  2. Good Friends – the greatest support system in the world
  3. Spirituality – Study, practice and teach what you believe in
  4. Don’t Miss Anything – Don’t miss the small stuff.
  5. Inner Circle – Family – Take care of them, they will take care of you. Inspire them, they will inspire you.
  6. Ask for God’s help – we have a chance as human beings to participate in the miracle process.

Celebrate Your Independence – Post 134

wish you and your family a safe and happy “4th of July.”  

 
The 4th of July holiday is about celebrating our Independence. Do you know that Dr. Wallach has sued the FDA eight times and won. 
 
Dr. Joel Wallach and Youngevity have been fighting for the right to make nutritional information available to the public. What you don’t know is that once the information becomes public – anyone and everyone can use it. That’s Great!  Not many people know that Dr. Wallach and Youngevity are the reason for this information to become public.
 
We want you to know that Youngevity is a company that you can embrace knowing that YOU are making a difference in peoples lives whether they know it or not. 
 
Enjoy this Independence Day video:

Keith Abell, RPh CIP MI
Save Money, Get Healthy, Create Wealth!