Week 1 – The Golden Buddha – Post 277

Golden BuddhaToday I started on a “Great Adventure.” It is a 6 month learning experience called the Master Keys Master Mind Alliance.  It is based on a 24 week correspondence course originally published in 1912 by Charles F Hannel called The Master Key System. Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, and W.Clement Stone were all students of this course and it greatly influenced each of their lives.

It is a course of authentic self discovery NOT a self help course. To start with we discussed dharma. Dharma is a Sanskrit word for purpose in life and the entire course is geared toward defining ones purpose.

To begin with one must understand that you were made for the best, by the Best. Now I capitalized the second “Best” because in my heart of heart the “Best” that created us is God.

Now when you were born all opportunity in the world is yours. In effect we are like pure gold, unblemished, without any outside prejudices. Unfortunately, over time we are influenced by many others outside of ourselves. These influencers include our parents and families, schools, governments, our peer’s, the business community including “advertisers.” They all cover you in cement and clay, like the Golden Buddha in the video. They cover up the true you that is within so you conform to, acquiesce to, the society around you. They use the Dragon (fear) to discourage you; to dissuade you from journeying too far from conventional thinking.

For us to have success and really achieve our dharma, our true purpose in life we must slay our dragons of false security. The false idols of the society outside of us.

There are so many books written on the subject of success and how to achieve it but most of them focus on physical actions for us to take in order to achieve the desired results. Conventional wisdom says that thought becomes belief. Belief then leads to action and action creates the desired results.

As a result, most people and most self help programs focus on taking massive action in order to achieve the desired results. Massive action without a corresponding change in thought in most cases leads to the same unwanted results and we fail. The world without (consciousness) is a reflection on the world within (the subconscious mind). The world within is where all the power for change is. The world within has the power to generate courage, hope, enthusiasm, confidence, trust, faith. Unfortunately it also has the power to generate fear, hopelessness, indifference, pessimism, doubt and skepticism.
The subconscious mind (circled in the diagram) makes decisions seven seconds before the conscious mine is even aware. The subconscious mind can’t differentiate between real and perceived feelings. We can therefore change the belief of the subconscious mind by learning ways to reprogram it using vivid, lifelike feelings and experiences through our imaginations. Denis Waitley, in the Psychology of Winning, discusses how the subconscious mind of athletes, when connected to brain wave equipment, could not tell the difference between actually participating in their sports or vividly visualizing themselves participating in the same activities.
Gain is a result of an accumulation of consciousness. Loss is a result of scattered consciousness. Most people live with scattered consciousness; they only react to the randomness of the environment around them. The universe moves toward chaos. We can order our universe, focusing our consciousness by reprogramming our beliefs. To do this we have to focus on the feelings that are feeding those beliefs. Once we change our beliefs we automatically take the actions necessary to achieve the desired results. 
Keith Abell, RPh MI

Want to be a winner – Post 276

We hear all the time to set goals and then you will have success. In fact the “goal setting” gurus always like to quote a Harvard study that showed that people that set goals had a much higher success rate than those that did not. The fact is, the study never took place.

Think about it. Every “New Year” we set all kinds of goals and how many do we keep?

Almost none of them.

Success actually comes from having a very specific purpose in life. Something that is so big and so specific that we will stop at nothing until we achieved it. That happened to me way back when I decided to go back to college after many years in the work world. To completely abandon everything that I was or had been doing. I had only one purpose in my life at that time and it was to graduate with that degree and become a pharmacist so I could provide for my family.

So success is all in the mindset. Quincy Jones once said “If somebody can discourage you from your dream, then you should be.”

The strange thing is I have had a much more difficult time finding that focus now. So many life obstacles have happened in recent years that getting in the right “mindset” is much more difficult. Mark Januszewski said if you “Want to be a w-inner?  We’ve got to work on the Inner….we do that, the “w” shows up.” Here is a great video from Mark J #worldslaziestnetworker on becoming a winner.

As the late Jim Rohn always said, “REMEMBER THE SAME WIND BLOWS ON ALL OF US ITS THE SET OF YOUR SAIL THAT DECIDES YOUR COURSE!!” Set your sail for success in network marketing today by learning the skills for success. If you would like some personal help on this and any other aspects of network marketing then subscribe to my blog and be sure to check out some of my past posts. Also if you find value in my posts please share them with your team.

Keith Abell, RPh


PS: Like I mentioned I have been having difficulties myself lately with keeping the right mindset. I am about to embark on a 6 month Master Key Master Mind Alliance #mkmma training program. Be sure to subscribe to this blog. I will post my thoughts and feelings as I go along. Hopefully my journey can help you as well.

Almost Time – Post 275

Well, it’s getting close to time for the Master Key Mastermind Alliance classes to start. I can’t wait. I am more excited about this than I was back in 1989 when I started college for my pharmacists career. My expectations for this classis very high and the impact I expect it to have on my life is greater than what I expected way back then. #MarkJ #WorldsLaziestNetworker thanks a million for this opportunity.

BTW, After 20+ years of buying school supplies for the kids it was really strange buying supplies for myself.

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Ten best things to say if you get caught sleeping at your desk – Post 274

By On August 26, 2014 · 

From the vast source of trivia on the Internet:10. “They told me at the blood bank this might happen.”

9. “This is just a 15-minute power nap like they raved about in that time management course you sent me to.

8. “Whew! Guess I left the top off the white-out. You probably got here just in time.”

7. “I wasn’t sleeping, I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm.”

6. “I was testing my keyboard for drool resistance.”

5. “I was doing a highly specific yoga exercise to relieve work-related stress. Do you discriminate against people who practice yoga?”

4. “Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem.”

3. “The coffee machine is broken.”

2. “Someone must have put decaf in the wrong pot.”

1. ” …in God’s name, Amen.”

Baby Boomer Retirement Trends – Post 273

If you are like me, I know someone has probably approached you about one of those multi-level marketing things. The pitch varies from company to company but it basically promises a chance to quit your 40 hour job, be your own boss, and make lots of money while making new friends in the process.

It all sounds good but there is all kinds of debate over whether these companies and programs are legitimate business opportunities or not. I have actually spent the last 5 years exploring the industry myself. I joined 14 different companies over that time frame. I’ve met some incredible people as well as a few crooks along the way. I’ve come across some fantastic products backed by great science as well as some that made me pause and think, are people really falling for this stuff?

My conclusion is that it is real. People really do make the incomes that are claimed, I’ve personally met them.

And you know what else?

I want to address my generation specifically since I can relate more directly with the circumstances we face. The reality is, making a successful transition into retirement is just as much about the psychology of retirement as it is the money. Most of us realize money does play a significant part but never think of the other aspects of retirement.

I want to address my generation specifically since I can relate more directly with the circumstances we face. The reality is, making a successful transition into retirement is just as much about the psychology of retirement as it is the money. Most of us realize money does play a significant part but never think of the other aspects of retirement.

We have been the trend setters that have driven our economy for the past 50 years. Think about it, we fueled the baby-food boom of the 50’s, the explosion of suburbia in the 50’s to 60’s. The explosion of college education in the 60’s and 70’s. We became so busy raising our families in the 80’s through the 90’s we’ve caused an explosion in fast food and convince foods. We fueled the mini van craze and as we started worrying about our health we ignited the fitness and exercise craze of the 80’s. As our health began suffering we started the healthcare boom in the 90’s with an explosion of every type of healthcare facility imaginable.

Now we are in the fifty to sixty year old range and retirement is starting to worry us. On average today, we are estimated to have less than $50,000 in retirement savings. I’m one of those. After 2 years of un-employment, my retirement savings is shot. Folks, there is an obvious need to find alternative ways to either save more or generate supplemental income starting now, and continuing throughout retirement.  And lets face it, we are growing tired of feeling guilty or bad about our past savings habits and are interested in moving towards possible solutions.

We are also increasingly disenchanted with our current careers. We’re worn-out from years of the corporate grind We don’t feel a connection between our job and the people it impacts outside our office walls. Think about this, AARP’s estimate that half of all baby boomers (76 million) are interested in starting a business. This sets up the makings of a massive trend.

We are now shifting our focus from accumulating a nest egg to a desire to be part of something bigger and better… to have a positive effect on others…and coming to terms with the fact that we will be working in retirement. Folks like me are beginning to realize we need activities that keep us busy, relevant, in good health, and connected to others just as much as our need for income.

I found that this industry offers very low barriers into entrepreneurship, provides training, support, and ample encouragement along the way. The time, energy and cost to participate makes this business very appealing to large segments of the population. A means of meeting new people. Folks like to use the business activity to keep busy (particularly in the winter) and use the extra money to travel and spoil the grand kids.

After doing all this research I no longer perceive these types of home business opportunities as money-making pyramid schemes.  Instead, I now see it as a way to enhance many of the personal aspects of retirement that are rarely discussed, let alone planned for, with the added benefit of supplementing our retirement income sources such as pension and social security.

Most people don’t realize that multi-level marketing companies are successful because they help people satisfy a number of important human needs, including the need to feel significant, to have connections, to be able to learn something new, and to feel that they are making a difference.  Many of the people that I know in this business say again and again, ‘I’m doing this because I’m meeting amazing people … making so many connections … and I feel so good about myself.” and you know what? I have experienced the same thing myself. When other basic human needs are being met, the members and consultants that I have met don’t focus solely on the financial aspects any longer.

I know many people that have been able to replace their full-time income but it didn’t happen overnight, and many still work every day and are happier at their jobs because of the psychological and financial fulfillment they are experiencing with their home business.  That is why I recommend keeping your current job while slowly making the transition into the home business realm. That is exactly what I have been doing.

Some that I’ve met began their home business career out of necessity. So many times I’ve heard that prior to getting involved in the business they told their friends to never let them join one of those things… but when their family was hit with a financial crisis they had to do something different. They started their business with the intention that some retirees may also find themselves in now. They started with the idea that they just needed to make their month easier.  Most that joined just needed an extra $500 per month.

So many say they work hard at their business every day, but it doesn’t always feel like work.  Just like others in other fields that profit from their passion, they say it’s rewarding because they found a product that has made in difference in how they look and feel… and they love sharing it and helping other people start a business.

Financial analyst and economist Harry Dent says that “Peer-to-Peer Marketing” is the fastest-growing home business model and the health and wellness segment of the industry will continue to be the fastest grow segment. He goes on to say that the best time to start a business is now because business like this actually see their biggest growth during economic downturns.

Peer to peer marketing companies, along with other small businesses opportunities, are important for anyone entering into retirement to consider. I believe the concept of starting a business for retirement income will become one of the most significant trends impacting retirement in the 21st century.  But it has to start with redefining entrepreneurship and framing it into a retirement lifestyle.

That means helping people find ways to turn a passion, hobby, or personal desire into extra money in their pocket… not to mention helping people see the importance of planning for the non-financial aspects of retirement; replacing a work identity, staying relevant and connected, as well as keeping mentally and physically fit.

This is something we are poised to capitalize on and what has me so excited. Because the baby boomers are looking to adjust their retirement feelings and plans, this industry could soon experience larger than life growth. I would love to have the opportunity to share with you more about what I am doing to not only have financial security but also to fulfill the need to feel significant, to have connections, to be able to learn something new, and to feel that I’m making a difference.


Instant Rapport – Post 272

Nobody buys your product or wants your opportunity.
It is 4:00 in the morning. You are in a deep sleep. All of a sudden your doorbell rings and someone is knocking on your door.

You jump out of bed, run to the door, open the door, and a stranger says:
“I have BMW automobiles at the end of your street, half-price!”

Now, BMW makes great cars. And half-price is the deal of the century. So are you going to buy?

Probably not. You don’t know this person. You don’t like this person for waking you up. And you certainly don’t trust the offer.

So the question is, “Do prospects buy an incredible offer, an incredible opportunity … or do prospects buy the person who tells them about it?”

The answer is obvious.

If you want more people to buy your products or join your opportunity, stop pitching products and opportunity, and start becoming a better you. Learn how to talk to people in a way that builds trust and rapport.

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As the late Jim Rohn always said, “REMEMBER THE SAME WIND BLOWS ON ALL OF US ITS THE SET OF YOUR SAIL THAT DECIDES YOUR COURSE!!” Set your sail for success in network marketing today by learning the skills for success. If you would like some personal help on this and any other aspects of network marketing then subscribe to my blog AIMHighWithKeith.com and be sure to check out some of my past posts. Also if you find value in my posts please share them with your team.