Selling. Is. Pain.

Selling. Is. Pain.

One of my favorite scenes from the Hell Raiser series is when two security guards corner Pinhead and this dialogue transpires. Security Guard 1: Don’t make us put some pain on you! Pinhead: Pain? How dare you use that word?¬†What you think of as pain is a shadow. Pain has a face. Allow me to show it to you. Gentlemen…I… Am… Pain. MAN that line is so good! Anyways, this post isn’t about Clive Barker’s dark and twisted tale of demonic awesome-sauce; it’s about why people buy. Check out the video below and as always, feel free to comment if you have any questions. ūüôā Download the MP3 Share...
Going to Jail For BBQ Ribs

Going to Jail For BBQ Ribs

So get this… I’m at the grocery store with my fiance’ right? We’re in the produce section looking at some fruits and veggies¬†and this lady and her boyfriend/husband walk by with their cart.¬†The husband is eating a bbq rib that he must have gotten from a¬†free sample cart or something. Anyways, as he’s passing me…he’s finishing up the rib, polishing¬†off the remaining meat… …then tosses it right into my shopping cart. What. The. @#$@. Are you freakin’ kidding me? So, being the kind hearted guy I am…I wanted to shove the rib somewhere where the sun don’t shine. Naturally, this would have caused the “man” to get angry and it would have resulted in a¬†potential altercation. Thankfully my fiance’ grabbed me by the arm and talked sense¬†into me before things became physical. I could have possibly gone to jail over a BBQ rib. And it got me thinking. When we start out as internet marketers, we look for those free¬†samples all over; those “bbq ribs” so to speak. And when we get them, we may pick the bones clean…but some¬†people will just toss it out wherever they please. These people? Aren’t going anywhere. They are going to be unhappy for and unfulfilled for the rest of¬†their¬†lives until they can snap out of their crappy attitude. My Top Tier Business isn’t a free sample, but I can tell you that¬†for the¬†price, it definitely fills you up. What is your biggest reason for not getting it yet? I’ve been offering over $500 in free bonuses for a $50 investment. If $50 is too much for you? Then you may as well...
The “Now” Generation

The “Now” Generation

Whether you like it or not, the 18-35 year old’s are what I call “The Now Generation”. And before you gather your own assumptions of what this post is about, or if you’re getting ready to assume that I’m about to start bashing this generation, remember that I also fall into this generation. So I do have a little experience in the matter. ūüėõ This new generation are what I like to call “technology natives”. We grew up with technology. Whether it being the older half of the generation; growing up with Atari and the birth of cable. Or the younger half of the generation; growing up with texting and highspeed internet. The fact of the matter is we were born into this world with the idea that we can get what we want, when we want it; quickly. If you’re part of the Now generation, I’m willing to wager you’ve already made a couple purchases online. I’m also willing to bet that you most likely used social media to invite your friends to the last party you orchestrated. In fact, how many conversations have we had (or heard) where it went something like this: Friend 1: Hey man! I didn’t see you at my birthday party last Saturday, what happened? Friend 2: What? I didn’t realize you were having a party! Why didn’t you tell me? Friend 1: I did! I sent you the invite on Facebook, didn’t you get it? As funny as that is, it’s a sad truth. Our generation lives in a time where social awareness and “what we need” are based off of how...
5 Things You Should Ask Yourself When Starting An Online Business

5 Things You Should Ask Yourself When Starting An Online Business

“Starting an online business.” Something many of you have thoughts abut at one point in time. Chances are the reason you’re reading this is because you’ve been thinking of starting one soon. But starting an online business isn’t all peas and carrots. (or candy and cake, whichever metaphor suits you.) It’s not a decision you should take lightly. Whether you want to start internet marketing or start an e-store selling merchandise, there are a few things you really need to ask yourself. Questions to Ask Yourself When Starting An Online Business: 1.) Are you passionate about WHAT your business is about? Look, if you’re not passionate about the reason you’re starting a business online; or the product you’re marketing…then you’re going to fall flat on your ass. The fact is you need to believe in your business before trying to get other people to believe in your business. 2.) Are you passionate about WHY you’re starting an online business? Just as you need to be passionate about whatever you’re promoting and marketing…even more importantly you need to be passionate about your “why”. If you’re starting a business just to make money…guess what?¬†You’re not going to make any money. You need to find a burning desire as to why you’re starting up and it cannot just be for monetary gain. Perhaps you’re trying to take care of your family and friends? Perhaps it’s merely a vehicle to fund another project you’re passionate about. For me? It’s to make sure my future bride (November 16th of this year I’m getting married) and my children are taken care of. I want to...
Why Do People Stay Broke?

Why Do People Stay Broke?

You know, people make me laugh sometimes. Especially when I read posts about people not having enough money or when someone complains that the “rich are getting richer.” It’s crap. All crap. There’s an age old argument on whether people buy out of necessity or out of desire. My opinion? We decide to buy out of desire and justify our decision out of logic and necessity. Think about it. What do we as a people really “need”? When you boil it down, we really only need 3 things. Food/Water. Shelter. Companionship Those three things are really the only things we need to survive. We may think we need a car…but we really don’t “need” a car. There are other methods of transportation. We may say the groceries we are buying are out of necessity, but we aren’t really buying what we “need” we are buying what we think tastes good. Sure, when you’re on a budget you’re not going to buy fillet mignon, but you’re still buying what you “want” within your budget. This ties into why I get so frustrated with people who say “I don’t have any money.” Really? Yet you can post on Facebook about the restaurant you just checked into? You can upload the latest food dish you just bought? Or post about the 6 dollar cup of coffee you just bought at Starbucks? The fact of the matter is YOU can create wealth if you just know how. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not Mr. Moneybags. But I DO understand the concept of creating money when I need it. It just...
Why Han Solo Sets a Good Example

Why Han Solo Sets a Good Example

Zig Ziglar said it best. “You will get all you want in life if you help enough people get what they want.” As silly as it sounds, this quote makes me think about Han Solo in Star Wars. Now, if you’ve never seen Star Wars before…shame on you. Anyways, Han Solo was a smuggler. He lived his life prioritizing himself and no one else. He would do whatever job came along his way as long as the pay was good enough. Ultimately, Han Solo was a selfish jerk. He was living a dangerous life of crime, evading bounty hunters and law enforcement. It wasn’t until his chance encounter with Obi Wan and Luke Skywalker that he helped crumble the Empire and become a legend. Why is that? He helped people. Luke and Obi Wan needed help. Solo reluctantly agreed. In doing so, a series of events transpired that ultimately turned Han’s life upside and inside out. In most cases, for the better. Sure, he had a lot of pain, heartache and loss…but look at what he was able to accomplish by just making a decision? Too many times we decide to focus on ourselves. Sometimes, it works to our benefit. You have your successful sales guy who rarely tries to “help” his team because he wants to be number one. You have successful marketers who won’t share where they are getting their leads and traffic from. Or how they are promoting their product. You even have friends who withhold information from you because it gives them an “upper hand”. What I’ve found though, are the people who genuinely care...
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