Gen-Y’s Not Lazy! They Just Need Real Goals With Real Rewards. – Post 148

Hello, I wanted to address this blog post today to Generation Y.


Are you bored with the same old monotonous routine at work, day after day?


Does it upset you that the older folks think your generation is lazy?

Are you frustrated by the fact that you don’t see any REAL increase in salary for the foreseeable future?


Are you overwhelmed with student loan debt that you see no way out of?


Struggling to pay rent or worst yet are you tired of living with your parents?


Does saving for a car or even a home seem impossible?


Tired of working crazy hours with no social life and nothing to show for it?


I’m Keith Abell, a home based business entrepreneur. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, half of Gen-Y-ers have taken jobs they don’t want just to pay the bills and 1 out of 3 of you have delayed marriage or parenthood because of the economy.  The survey also found that more than 80% of Americans believe it’s harder for your generation to find jobs today than it was for us when we started out. Economic data actually backs up these beliefs. As you know, employment rates among your generation are at an all-time low with only 54% able to find employment, and those of you who are employed full-time have experienced a bigger drop in weekly earnings than any other age group.


It’s pretty clear that you guys are facing a lot of things that my generation didn’t face when starting out like high student loan debt and very low job placement rates among recent grads. That’s a devastating combination.


The reality is that it’s far bleaker for your generation than what we experienced. Costs for basics such as housing, insurance, or education have escalated exponentially and at the same time income growth for the middle class has slowed or even reversed. There’s also more disparity between the rich and the poor. By following the traditional route of going to school, getting a degree, and getting a job you’re going to have a harder time because the amounts of money you’ll have to come up with to even do as well as we did is going to be harder to achieve.


Even though a lot of older folks think your generation is lazy studies show that Gen-Y-ers are actually a highly motivated, goal oriented group. 81% of Gen-Y-ers surveyed said getting rich is your generations most important or second most important life goal. 51% also said the same thing about becoming famous and you can blame that in part on my generation because we raised you guys in the glow of our ever-present video cameras, capturing and bragging about your every accomplishment.


The other defining characteristic of your generation is optimism. While most young adults surveyed said they can’t currently afford the life they want, 9 out of 10 said they will earn enough to live the life of their dreams in the future.


Combine this motivation and optimism with the anything-is-possible attitude typical of your generation and experts say that even among Gen-Y-ers that grew up with lower economic means, there is optimism that fame and fortune can happen to anyone.


While the current state of the US economy has created a system that is stacked against you, your generation is willing to think outside the box. And that is exactly what I want to show you, I want to encourage you to think outside the box.


Let me ask you which is better, to get paid one time for something you do, so to get paid again you have to do it over and over again or is it better to get paid over and over again for something you did one time? Well in the traditional way of earning an income, the way most of your parents did it, the way you were taught in school, is to go out and get a job; To do the same thing over and over again, day after day. If you don’t work, you don’t get paid. I don’t care if you are a sanitation worker, if you work in a factory, if you’re a teacher, nurse, or even if you are a highly paid attorney or doctor. If you want to continue to get paid you have to get up every day and do it over and over again, and the statistics show that type of monotony does not appeal to your generation.


Believe me, I’ve been a pharmacist now for almost 20 years and even thought the pay was great, it really gets monotonous counting pills, fighting with doctors and insurance companies, day after day. Financially it was a very rewarding career but if I wanted to get paid I had to show up to work every day. The job owned me instead of me owning the job.


Even if you work for yourself, the same thing applies. If you sale real estate, you have to make a sale or you don’t get paid; If you are a doctor in private practice you have to see patients or you don’t get paid. If you own a service business, you have to continue to provide your service or you don’t get paid.


I had a friend of mine whose dad was a dentist. She told me one time that they really lived well off his dental salary. They took nice vacations, had a nice home, all the things they wanted or needed around them. She said when she was much older and the family took a vacation to Disneyland she noticed how tense her dad was when they got back so she asked him about it. He shared with her something she never thought about when she was younger. She said she knew that vacations like Disneyland where expensive but her dad pointed out that not only did he have to consider the cost of the vacation; he also had to take into consideration the cost of not being in the office for two weeks. He said, “You see, being self employed, if I don’t work, no money is coming in and I don’t get paid.” Also if one of his patients had an emergency while he was away and had to go to another dentist, if for some reason the patient connected better with that dentist he also could lose the patient. So being self employed, there are a lot more costs to consider when taking time away from the job.


Back to the question, which is better, to get paid one time for something you do so to get paid again you have to do it over and over again or is it better to get paid over and over again for something you did one time? Let me give you a couple examples of doing something once and getting paid over and over. You see the famous people, people like movie stars, singers, professional athletes with endorsement deals, these people do things once, make a movie, cut a record, record a television commercial, and they get a residual check; they get  paid over and over again. They only did the movie once; they only recorded the CD once; they only stared in the television commercial once.


So let me ask the question one more time, which is better, to get paid one time for something you do so to get paid again you have to do it over and over again or is it better to get paid over and over again for something you did one time?  


Are you ready to think outside the box?


I want to show you a way that you can build your own business; a business that will create a residual income; a business that you own instead of it owning you, you control instead of the business controlling you. You control how much you want to work and how much you want to earn.


You know, 20 years ago someone showed me this business. At the time I was so entrenched in the traditional way, go to school, get a job, and build a retirement nest egg. I was so enculturated in that idea that I really didn’t take a close look at it and just brushed it off as a get rich quick scheme. I wish I had taken a closer look then because had I done so the residual income at this stage in my life would have been incredible. But instead I didn’t think outside the box. I went to school; got my degree; earned an incredible income but when the economy turned south I lost that j.o.b. and was forced by circumstances to think outside the box. My kids are a part of your generation and this is something I’m now teaching my kids to do.


I want to encourage you if you are ready to step outside the box and take control of your future. If you are ready to build the income you desire; if you are ready to have the time freedom to work when and where you want, and with whom you want; if you are ready to build that residual income then I want to show you a very simple system to do just that.


The first step is to visit my website, On that site after viewing a short message from me you will find 2 videos. One explains what rich people do with their money; the other explains this idea of residual compensation in more detail. After you watch the videos complete the contact form at the bottom of the page. This will then direct you an assessment tool to help you determine if you can be successful. Myself or one of my associates will contact you within a couple days to talk about your desires and goals and see if we can work together to get you where you want to be.


Zig Ziglar on Motivation – Post 147

Fear has been correctly identified with the acrostic False Evidence Appearing Real.

The truth is that if we think something is to be feared, that perception becomes the cruelest form of reality.

A second-grade boy was overheard saying, “It’s easy to be brave when you’re not scared.” By the same token, it’s easy to talk about how to overcome fear when you have little to be afraid of. Fear is certainly real for most people and all of us face a fear of something – poverty, divorce, rejection, death, failure, speaking in public, being laughed at, etc.

How do we overcome fear? First we must learn to examine our fears. Example: Giving a speech, which is the number one fear in our country, according to Reader’s Digest. (It’s also a tremendous confidence-builder.) If that’s your fear, ask yourself a few questions. “Why am I afraid to make a speech? Is it because I’m afraid of being rejected? Then why do I think I’ll be rejected?

Do I believe what I’m about to say?

Is my speech worth giving?

Am I proud of the comments I’m about to make?” As you ask yourself these questions, the fear will begin to subside. It subsides because you have explored your subconscious mind with your questions and flushed out some of your fears.

My research indicates that only three people have died while making a speech. Since twelve billion people have lived and only three of them died making a speech, I’d say it’s a fairly safe thing to do.

If you’re a little nervous, consider this: You could lead a mule into a crowded room and he would be so calm that he would almost go to sleep standing up. A thoroughbred in the same situation would be as nervous as a cat.

If you’re a little nervous, just be grateful you’re a thoroughbred – not a mule. So face those inner feelings, stand up and speak up with confidence. When you do, I’ll see you at the top!


Zig Ziglar is a teacher and motivator. He offers a newsletter filled with more of his inspiring stories as well as practical ideas to help you in the areas of sales, marketing, customer service, and related topics. You can visit him at

Keith Abell, RPh CIP

Save Money, Get Healthy, Create Wealth!

Top Six Ways to Stay Motivated – Post 146

This is a great article from success expert Chris Widener.

I enjoyed it and you will as well.

I receive many emails from people that basically ask the same
question: How can I keep myself motivated long term? This seems
to be quite a common dilemma for many people so I want to address
it because it can be done! Here are my tips for staying

1. Get Motivated Every Day.
Zig Ziglar was once confronted about being a “motivational
speaker.” The guy said to him, “You guys come and get people
hyped up and then you leave and the motivation goes away. It
doesn’t last, and then you have to get motivated again.”

Zig reminded the gentleman that baths are the same way but we
think it is a good idea to take a bath every day! It is true that
motivation doesn’t last.

We have to renew it each and every day. That is okay. It doesn’t
make motivation a bad thing. We simply have to realize that if we
want to stay motivated over the long term, it is something we
will have to apply to ourselves each and every day.

2. Have a Vision for Your Life.
The root word of motivation is “motive.” The definition of motive
is, “A reason to act.” This is the cognitive or rational side of
motivation. It is your vision. You have to have a vision that is
big enough to motivate you.

If you are making $50,000 a year, it isn’t going to motivate you
to set your goal at $52,000 a year. You just won’t get motivated
for that because the reward isn’t enough. Maybe $70,000 a year
would work for you. Set out a vision and a strategy for getting
there. Have a plan and work the plan.

3. Fuel Your Passion.
Much of motivation is emotional. I don’t know quite how it works
but I do know THAT it works. Emotion is a powerful force in
getting us going. Passion is an emotion, so fuel your passion.
“Well, I like to work on logic,” you may say. Great, now work on
your passion. Set yourself on a course to have a consuming desire
for your goal, whatever it is. Do whatever you can to feel the
emotion and use it to your advantage!

4. Work Hard Enough to Get Results.
You can build on your motivation by getting results. The harder
you work, the more results you will get and the more results you
get, the more you will be motivated to get more. These things all
build on one another.

If you want to lose weight, then lose the first few pounds. When
the belt moves to the next notch you will get fired up to get it
to the notch beyond that!

5. Put Good Materials into Your Mind.
I can’t say this enough – listen to audios. I still listen to
audios regularly. I buy audio clubs from other speakers and I
learn and grow. Their successes motivate me to get my own

Read good books. Read books that teach you new ideas and skills.
Read books that tell the stories of successful people. Buy them,
read them, and get motivated! Buy great music and listen to it. I
just did a spinning class at the club today. Whenever a good song
came on I was actually able to get motivated to ride faster! It
gets you going and motivates you!

6. Ride the Momentum when It Comes.

Sometimes you will just be clicking and sometimes you won’t. That
is okay. It is the cycle of life. When you aren’t clicking, plug

When you are clicking, pour it on because momentum will help you
get larger gains in a shorter period of time with less energy.
That is the momentum Equation! When you are feeling good about
how your work is going, ride the momentum and get as much out of
it as you can!

Chris Widener is a popular speaker and writer as well as the
President of Made for Success, a company helping individuals and
organizations turn their potential into performance, and succeed
in every area of their lives and achieve their dreams.
Keith Abell, RPh CIP MI

Save Money, Get Healthy, Create Wealth!

Great article from Tom “Big Al” Schreiter on prospecting! – Post 145

Great article from Tom “Big Al” Schreiter on prospecting!

Distributor #1 goes to lunch. The waiter comes by and says:

“What would you like to order?”

Distributor #1 replies:

“A hamburger, french fries and a Coke.”

Distributor #1 then goes home, calls his sponsor and complains that no one is interested in the products, no one is looking for an opportunity, the meetings are too far away, and no one can make any money in this business.

Meanwhile …

Distributor #2 goes to lunch. The waiter comes by and says:

“What would you like to order?”

Distributor #2 replies:

“Are you married to your job, or are you open-minded?”

The waiter says:

“Of course I’m open-minded. I don’t want to be a waiter all my life. What do you have in mind?”

Distributor #2 sets an appointment to talk with the waiter during the waiter’s coffee break.

Distributor #2 also has a constant supply of leads, appointments, guests for meetings, and new distributors joining weekly.

So …

Both Distributor #1 and Distributor #2:

1. Have the same territory.

2. Have the same prospects.

3. Represent the same products.

4. Represent the same opportunity.

5. Have the same weather.

Everything is the same for Distributor #1 and Distributor #2 EXCEPT:

“Distributor #2 simply says and does something different.”

That’s it.

Success in network marketing isn’t luck, good weather, etc. Success is simply saying and doing the right things.

So when your distributors complain they don’t have any prospects, or they complain that no one wants to join, tell them the above story.

Then they will realize that they don’t have to find new prospects. Instead, they simply have to learn what to say and what to do with the people they already come in contact with.

They also will realize that success is within their control. They can choose to learn the skills of what to say or what to do, or they can whine, complain and hope someone will have sympathy for their unsuccessful business.

Yeah, this is really cruel 😉

Want more neat prospecting ideas?

Get seven examples of ways to sponsor new distributors, taken directly from the ‘103 Ways & Places to Sponsor New Distributors’ manual from Big Al, I highly recomend his newsletter also.

Simply go to:

Keith Abell, RPh CIP MI

Save Money, Get Healthy, Create Wealth!

Not till God tells me….. – Post 144

Not till God tells me…..
“Dan! I’m feeling like I’m in a dead-end situation, but I’m not going to move until God tells me to do so!”
I received this note recently from a reader – and it represents thousands of similar notes I’ve received over the years.
“Dan, I’m miserable, frustrated, anxious, sick, exhausted, bored, nervous, worried, concerned, restless, fearful, frightened, apprehensive, troubled, upset, angry, exasperated, incensed, infuriated, discouraged, aggravated, maddened, offended, disappointed, distressed, anguished, tormented, suffering, afflicted, suffering, persecuted” – well, you get the idea.
The challenging thing is to know how God “tells” us to move. My observation is that it’s usually not an audible voice but rather in experiencing frustration, anxiety, physical maladies and lack of peace.
48 Days Coach Joel Boggess recently added:  “Maybe the burning bush scene that a lot of folks (with the best of intentions) hope to see, happens internally and consumes from within.”  Wow – I think that’s profound.  The burning bush we are hoping to see is actually consuming us from the inside out with our anxiety and anger.
Uncertainty, frustration in or even losing a job or business can often be simply a prod to a higher level of success.  The eagles build a nest using thornbush strands to lock it together.  Then they cover them with leaves and feathers to make it soft and comfortable.  However, when the eaglets are about twelve weeks old, mom and dad eagles begin to remove the protection from the thorns.  Pretty soon the little eaglets are up on the edge of the nest to avoid the pain and discomfort.  Then mom and dad eagle fly by with tasty morsels of food just out of reach.  Soon the little eaglet makes a big leap to get away from the pain and the hunger, and you know what happens – rather than the anticipated crashing on the rocks below, he learns he can fly.  I truly believe that oftentimes God allows circumstances in our lives, not to leave us in pain or hungry, but to lead us to higher levels of success that we would not otherwise explore.
If we don’t respond to the discomfort, how do we really expect God to move us?  Do you wait until you’re fired and then assume God did that?  Do you wait until you have ulcers?  Or until you are so frustrated that you lash out at someone in anger?
Recognize that a “dead-end situation” may itself be God’s way of trying to get you to move.  Don’t expect Him to come down here, grab you by the collar and jerk you out of there.  You’ve got to move yourself.
See this time in your life as one of those times – the beginning of a new season in your life.  And see this opportune time and the desire to find the work that God has for you to do as some of those thorns that are causing you to look for some new alternatives
Dan Miller

Keith Abell, RPh CIP MI

Save Money, Get Healthy, Create Wealth!


Frustrated with the Status Quo? – Post 143

So you are frustrated with your status quo. You aren’t earning what you believe you should be earning. You are tired of working your butt off only to have someone else get rich; someone else dictates when and where you work. If you are one of the lucky ones you have a J.O.B. that is just over broke. Maybe you are even working two or three jobs just to keep up.

You thought about owning your own business but when you look at the costs inolved, franchise fees, licenses and permits, accountant fees, attorney fees, workman’s comp costs, advertising costs, etc, you see no way that you can possibly own your own business. At the end of this post I have put together a list of some of the top franchises in the country and what type of out of pocket costs are involved to get started in one of those businesses just so you have some idea what franchises cost.

Also when you own your own business you have to consider the cost to hire someone. You have to consider what happens when you take a day or two off, will you still continue to earn revenue? Can the business run if you’re not present?

Folks I spent 2 years looking at all the possibilities before I settled on what I am doing. Top celebrity authors like Robert Allen, Mark Victor Hansen, and Robert Kiyosaki doing what I am doing and are even advocating it for others. I looked at the start up and operating costs, training, simplicity of the system, the story behind the business, etc. I found the start up and operating costs are minimal compared to most businesses and the support structure and training unbelievable.

I am putting together a mastermind group right now. I am working with Dr Stan Frager, author of “The Champion Within” to put together this mastermind group. We already have some leading, national experts in the area of home based business working with us. We’re working feverishly to launch in Louisville by Jan 1 in order to maximize on the New Years Resolutions that many people make.

I would like to invite you to take a look at what we are doing and become a part of our mastermind group. As you know the people that are involved early in any project are the ones that profit the most.

Contact me at 502-410-3438 so we can set up a time to talk in greater detail.

Top Franchises

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Required Capital: $25,000
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Dryer Vent Wizard professionally inspects and cleans clothing dryers for homeowners and in commercially-owned buildings. Poorly maintained dryer vents cause fire hazards and cost substantially more to operate. Dryer…
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Grout Medic is a mobile, home-based franchise offering convenient, cost-effective, and cutting-edge residential and commercial tile, grout and caulking services. Grout Medic also cleans, repairs and restores stone, tile…
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Kosama is a unique, one-of-a-kind group training program designed to accommodate clients of all fitness levels in a supportive, team-like atmosphere. A cutting-edge 8-week body transformation program, the Kosama fitness…
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Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a unique and innovative spin on traditional day spas. Customers pay a monthly membership fee for unlimited fully automated, push-button spa & UV services in a private room without the need…
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Founded in 2004, Flip Flop Shops is North America’s first retail chain exclusive to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and sandals from big names such as Quiksilver, Roxy, REEF, Sanuk, OluKai, and…
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Liberty Tax Service specializes in tax return preparation for individuals and small businesses. Joining the fastest growing tax company means choosing a lifestyle and a culture that values hard work and having fun.
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As an EcoBizCheck owner, you’ll provide a certification program that allows corporations and local businesses to prove to their customers, employees, and business partners that they take environmental sustainability…
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YoGo Factory Frozen Yogurt. “The Best Yogurt in the United States, Period.” offering over 100 flavors of non fat and low fat froyo, over 100 toppings, over 15 syrups in a fun college and family friendly environment. Yogo Factory Frozen Yogurt is…
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Fannie May Fine Chocolates. Fannie May is a premium chocolate shop that provides customers a chance to escape into a world of indulgence. Year after year, customers turn to Fannie May to mark special occasions, celebrate holidays, and connect with…
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Checkers Drive-In. Checkers franchise is known for having great tasting “hand-seasoned” burgers and fries combined with fast service because the double drive-thru allows service twice as fast as big competitors. On-the-go patrons appreciate…
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Gold’s Gym. Consumer workout habits are changing. Developed with today’s wide spectrum of fitness needs in mind, Gold’s Gym Express is designed to help people of all athletic levels achieve their goals at a great price. From the…
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Lucille Roberts Fitness for Women. Lucille Roberts’ vision was to redefine the way millions of women experienced fitness and wellness. Today, this industry icon is leading the way once again – to a unique and new women’s fitness franchise ownership…
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All The Perks Espresso Café is a “consulting, licensing, and brand management” program. People who are interested in opening their own coffee shops can buy into the system and have a supportive network to assist…
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Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies provides genuine Hawaiian coffee, snacks and other gourmet Hawaiian items that are typically only accessible online or one the islands, such as 100% Kona coffee, which Maui Wowi…
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Keith Abell, RPh CIP MI
Save Money, Get Healthy, Create Wealth!
(502) 410-3438