Dear Dale, Imagine being able to: * Master the 3 simple secrets – To start from scratch and build a legitimate online business that generates thousands of dollars in income for you…(Without any inside knowledge or special skills) ————————— ABOVE WAS THE HEADLINE AND START OF AN EMAIL I RECEIVED TODAY.
I know, I know, your email box is full of this stuff every day.
The scarey part is these hyped up get rich and do nothing messages work. Our culture is full of people with lottery mentalities. Ladies and gentleman the only place Success comes before work is in the dictionary! I have decided to take 10 minutes extra time every day and simply unsubscribe to folks that send out these type of message.
If they are spam, I will report it, if they are someone I once thought was worth learning from I will let them know that as well. These type of messages hurt the credibility of people who are promoting legitimate opportunities, products, services and training programs. When you really stop and think about it do you really want to attract people to join your company who are doing so because they don't want to work? Don't you already have enough of those people in your downline "team"?
Give me 5 loyal dedicated people who are willing to grow and expand their comfort zone. I would rather have 5 like that than 1000 people with a lottery mentality. Yes, those people are hard to find, that is why they are so valuable. Your job is to prepare yourself so when they come your way, your ready. If you do it, right, they will eventually come your way. I have discovered over the years that the RIGHT people always find the RIGHT people.
What a busy week for us.
Today we are having an open house from 2-6
for my step-daughters graduation.
I want to share with you what happened
yesterday at the graduation ceremony. But
first let me share an awesome quote.
“Entrepreneurs must learn to combine Ambition
JIM ROHN http://www.3BasicLaws.com
The above quote needs to be taken to heart
by many abmitious people. Learning to stop,
smell the roses and say thank you makes
your life much more complete. I am shocked
at the people who simply have never and can
not say a simple “Thank You”.
Anyway this past week has been very emotional
for my wife Dawn because her first born is graduating
high school and preparing for college.
Every day this past week she has teared up
during our morning coffee. Thankfully most have
been happy tears. Anyway, on Friday she sent an
email to many of powers at be at Dominion
Christian high school where Taylor has attended the
past 4 years.
While this is very personal, I just asked her if I
could share it with readers of this blog and she
agreed. Here it is:
I am sitting here in my living room this morning
teary eyed and with a full heart….partly because
my baby girl Taylor is graduating tomorrow, but
also partly because I am going to miss Dominion
Four years ago when Taylor and I made the
decision to enroll her at Dominion, financially it
should not have been possible. I also knew there
was nothing more important to me than her private,
Christian education, so with a huge leap of faith I
enrolled her. One way or another, God has been so
good to always provide me with the financial means
for Taylor to attend Dominion and for that I am
so very thankful.
When I enrolled Taylor at Dominion, I knew that
her life would be blessed, but what I could not
have imaged at that time was how MY life would be
blessed by the administration, faculty, students
and parents of Dominion. Taylor and I have no
doubt established many lifelong friendships there.
So now as these 4 years are coming to an end, I
wanted to write all of you this morning to say “thank you”
from the bottom of my heart for all of the support and
encouragement you have provided to Taylor and I over
the last 4 years. We have enjoyed everyday and it has
been an awesome privilege to be involved in such a great
My husband Dale and I have been involved with many
different Christian Schools between both of our children
over the years and we both are in agreement………..Dominion
is the best school we have ever seen from every aspect.
We will miss all of you dearly, but look forward to coming
back for basketball and football games in the future.
To God Be The Glory!
Dawn Calvert & Taylor Huffstutter
END OF EMAIL
Now for the rest of the story. When we were sitting in
the graduation ceremony yesterday each speaker did a
The chairman of the board of directors had a very
heart to heart talk with the parents, he ended it saying.
“Yesterday, I received an email from one of the parents
who has a daughter graduating with us today”
He then proceeded to read my wife’s email. He read it
straight from his heart and you could tell, that Dawn’s
message had deeply touched him.
We were talking about this last night when we were
visiting with family. My father in law said “You know he
probably received dozens of emails, and it was great that
he read Dawn’s”.
My thoughts were he could have & definitely SHOULD HAVE
received dozens of emails from many parents. The truth is
I am not sure if he did.
In business and in life as a culture, we seem to not be as
thankful as we once were. We are surrounded by attitudes
of entitlement and that is bad for our communities, or business,
our country and our emotional health.
Always take the time to express “SINCERE THANKS” especially
to your upline, downline team, and corporate officers. I am
not talking about brown noising and unfortunately their in no
shortage of that in our culture.
I am talking about since heart-felt thanks, when
you combine that with driving ambition you have
an unstoppable force. Who are you thankful for in
your business? Why not take a minute this Sunday
afternoon and give them a call?
Below is a Facebook Post I copy today
from one of my friends. She is ALMOST
there. Our words always reveal our
Here is what she said:
Interviewing potential business partners today.
I have interviewed 4 people today already who
are coming on board.
Are you ready for a change? Do you like Flexibility?
Are you motivated to make difference in peoples lives
including your own.I would love to interview you. I only
have 6 spots left. Would love to see if you qualify.
Inbox me. to set up your interview. Don’t Delay putting
money in your pocket today.
I love the concept of interviewing potential
team members, and the how she states she only has
6 spots left. That mindset is awesome
and the mindset all network marketers should have.
However the statement “I have interviewed
4 people today already who are coming on board”
is really not congruent.
I have interviewed 4 people today and have
accepted all 4 on my team would be more
congruent with the mindset.
For the record, I do not believe in a
formal interview process, but I do believe
the person asking questions is the one in
control of the conversation. More later ..
going to my grandsons first birthday party!
I have received a couple of phone calls
and emails like the one below, asking if
I am behind the 360 launch:
The rumor mill is buzzing that you may be behind
the launch of 360.
Could the Master be coming out of retirement?
See ya soon,
No, I have nothing to do with the launch of
As far as I know my former staff member
and downline member Mike Potiillo is the
main man at 360.
I know nothing about the comp plan or
product line. As I have told several people
I believe that Mike will always have the
distributors best interest in mind.