Nov 16, 2010
~The Ant and the Elephant~
There's an old saying, "you can't
teach an old dog new tricks."
How true is that?
I'm not sure! What about
training an elephant?
Now here's a more shocking
question. How can a tiny ant
move a huge elephant? Most will say it's
impossible yet, it all depends on what
represents the ant and what's representing the elephant.
If you are one that enjoy the study of physics,
mainly the operation of our conscious and subconscious mind, you will
marvel over this book Vince Poscente wrote titled "The Ant and the
This is a very creative story of an Ant name Adir who represents our
conscious mind along with Elgo the elephant representing our
stubborn subconscious. The story tells of the magnificent effort Adir
uses to redirect his subconscious (the elephant) to reach the goals he want to achieve.
What an incredible story and powerful illustration to help us to
understand the dynamic relationship between our conscious and
subconscious thoughts. I must admit when I first heard the title
of the book I didn't have a clue what it was about. As a matter
of fact, I thought to myself what a childish name for a book. I had
no interest in reading this book. Then I heard someone speak
about the good content. That really got my attention.
Boy oh boy was I wrong in prejudging this book! We've heard it said
many times, not to judge a book by its cover. This was a time those
words really ring true. I learned a great lesson that day.
Understanding our mind could be a difficult task. Poscente's story
makes it easier and it helps to bring out your best performance
in the leadership role. This is one book you must add to your library
of business and leadership collections. You will be amazed as I was
as to what can be learned from this simple little story. A great read!
Nov 9, 2010
How long have you been in search
for the perfect company? You know
the one...it has EVERYTHING perfectly
in place. It has the best pay plan, the
right products with the right prices. It
even has the best trainers. The
company owners are family men and women.
These are the companies that attracts only
the right partners. ALL the distributors and upline get along
perfectly swell. Everything is always lovey-dovey and peaches and
cream. Are you looking for that company still? If you are...
I have got some good news and bad news. The good news is there are
a lot of good companies out there. The bad news is, you will never
find a company that is perfect and has the best of everything. Don't exist!!
I once heard a wise leader say "all companies are great, up until the
point where they add people." I must say that's a great statement.
The point is, if you have chosen network marketing as your avenue
to gain your financial freedom, you must choose one company that
you feel is the best fit for you and your needs.
Ask yourself, does this company supply the products of your interests?
Does the compensation plan satisfy you, what about the training the
company offers? How much do you know about the primary owners?,
Is the pay out period weekly or monthly? Once you establish a
satisfactory answer to each of these questions, It is then time to
make your decision to commit to the company and work steadily
at reaching your financial goals.
Anyone that jumps from company to company in search of the perfect
company soon realize that their moving from here to there is simply
a waste of precious time and lack of commitment. There is no
I firmly believe all companies has some good within them. Our job as
network marketers is to choose one to commit to and do all that can
be done to make it work for us and to stop searching for a perfect company.
There is no perfect company. I can almost guarantee that when you
locate a company that has a lot of the elements you are looking for in
a company. It will also have either something missing or something
that you find dissatisfying. That's just the way it is.
People that try to work with more than one company in hopes of
finding the missing pieces are only doing themselves a huge
disservice. We hear about them all the time, you know multiple
streams of income. The problem with that is you lose focus on
what's really important. There's never enough time to allow
yourself to distribute enough focus and energy to be good at neither.
So, I would say to expend all of your time and energy on committing
to making one business successful first, then start on the other. The
bottom line is to focus and commit, to give up searching for the
perfect company. Plant good seeds where you are now.