Someone sent me the email below and
I wanted to pass it on. It reminded me of
a time several years ago, when I was
traveling with network marketing veteran
Bill Pike from Dallas, Texas.
We did trainings in about 3 cities in 7 days.
When we traveled through various airports
Bill would make it a point when he saw a
military person to shake their hand and say
we appreciate your service.
Since that time I have been much more aware
when I see Military Service people in airports.
I make it a point if I am in their space, to throw
out my hand and say “We appreciate your service”.
From time to time, when setting beside Military
personal I have given them a $20 bill as we were
exiting the plain and said I would be honored to
buy your lunch today.
This time of the year, is a time for all of us to
count or blessings.
I thank Bill Pike for inspiring me many years ago
and I hope the story below will inspire you and
you pay it forward.
START OF STORY:
I put my carry-on in the
luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned
seat. It was going to be a long flight. ‘I’m
glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will
get a short nap,’ I thought.
Just before take-off,
a line of soldiers came down the aisle and
filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding
me. I decided to start a conversation.
‘Where are you headed?’ I asked the soldier seated nearest to
me. ‘Petawawa. We’ll be there for two
weeks for special training, and then we’re being
deployed to Afghanistan
After flying for about an hour, an announcement was
made that sack lunches were available for five
dollars. It would be several hours before we
reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch
would help pass the time…
As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if
he planned to buy lunch. ‘No, that seems
like a lot of money for just a sack lunch.
Probably wouldn’t be worth five bucks.
I’ll wait till we get to base.’
His friend agreed.
I looked around at the
other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked
to the back of the plane and handed the flight
attendant a fifty dollar bill. ‘Take a
lunch to all those soldiers.’ She grabbed my
arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with
tears, she thanked me. ‘My son was a soldier in
Iraq ; it’s almost like you are doing it for
Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the
soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and
asked, ‘Which do you like best – beef or
chicken?’ ‘Chicken,’ I replied,
wondering why she asked. She turned and went to
the front of plane, returning a minute later
with a dinner plate from first class.
‘This is your thanks.’
After we finished
eating, I went again to the back of the plane,
heading for the rest room.
A man stopped me. ‘I saw what you did. I want to
be part of it. Here, take this.’ He handed me
Soon after I returned
to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down
the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he
walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but
noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my
side of the plane. When he got to my row he
stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, ‘I
want to shake your hand.’ Quickly unfastening my
seatbelt I stood and took the Captain’s hand.
With a booming voice he said, ‘I was a soldier
and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought
me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never
forgot.’ I was embarrassed when applause was
heard from all of the passengers.
Later I walked to the
front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A
man who was seated about six rows in front of me
reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He
left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.
When we landed I
gathered my belongings and started to deplane.
Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man
who stopped me, put something in my shirt
pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a
word. Another twenty-five dollars!
Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers
gathering for their trip to the base.I walked over to
them and handed them seventy-five dollars. ‘It
will take you some time to reach the base.
It will be about time for a sandwich.
God Bless You.’
Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and
respect of their fellow travelers.
As I walked briskly to
my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe
return. These soldiers were giving their all for
our country. I could only give them a couple of
meals. It seemed so little…
A veteran is someone
who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank
check made payable to ‘The United States of
America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and
including my life.’
That is Honor, and there are way too many people
in this country who no longer understand that.
2011 According to legal analysts, there is a law
being passed which could in theory make many
types of affiliate marketing a federal felony.
In theory, many types of marketing, which donâ€™t
fall under the terms and conditions of sites and
social networks, could be prosecuted under the
Department of Justice, for as much as three years
in federal prison for each instance.
The issue here has to do with the Computer Fraud
and Abuse act of 1986, which was originally made to
prosecute and convict hackers, has been expanded
over the years to include almost any type of â€œunauthorized
access.â€ While this is currently just a misdemeanor, and
the DOJ ignores these cases unless they are in combination with
â€œrealâ€ crimes, that might be changing. Well, congress
is about to expand this law to make it a felony, and make any
â€œexcess unauthorized accessâ€ a federal felony.
Pushing for congress to enact this is companies like
Microsoft andâ€¦ well, Facebook. The problem with
this is that this law will make it ILLEGAL to do anything
that is in violation of the terms and condition when you
sign up for example Facebook.
That means if you are one of those marketers
who use Facebook to promote your business, and
the terms and conditions prohibits you from posting
commercial messages on other peopleâ€™s pages, or perhaps
sending out commercial messages via the message function,
you could be arrested for â€œexcess unauthorized
Think this is not possible? Well, in 2009 it turns out
that the DOJ actually did prosecute a woman who violated
the Terms of Service of Myspace for using a â€œfake photoâ€ on
her profile. Why was this illegal? Because the TOS required her
to only use real photos of her.
You should read the Facebook TOS, there are several things
that you could be prosecuted for.
You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such
as a pyramid scheme, on Facebook. In theory, if you ever
mention a MLM product on Facebook, you could now go to
jail. If you mention it 10 times, you could spend 30 years in
You will not provide any false personal information on
Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than
yourself without permission.You want to make another
profile for your business, and one for your personal use
to keep people separate? Well, thatâ€™s illegal.
You will not post content or take any action on
Facebook that infringes or violates someone elseâ€™s rights or
otherwise violates the law.Want to promote a free gift card
product, go to jail if you donâ€™t have rights to the TM. Just
some of the examples. In theory, many, many
CPA networks are violating the law when they use
facebook to promote their network in any fashion, or an
offer and do not use the facebook advertising system.
You will not send or otherwise post unauthorized
commercial communications (such as spam) on Facebook.
What is Spam? What is unauthorized? This means if
you use facebook to market any product, or even reach
out to a potential customer, is that illegal? Do we want
to criminalize this?
Whatâ€™s even worse, if your company engages in
unauthorized marketing on any forum, any social network
or any site (that means even comment spam, which I hate),
you could be also prosecuted as organized criminals under the
changes in the law.
Hopefully this to will pass, it just seems that every
time we turn aroundthe minority is trying to dictate their
non entrepreneurial mindset on the masses. If you don’t
like a message on your Facebook wall UNFRIEND them, pretty
simple. The last thing we need is more government regulation
as it results to anything.
I just want to thank each one of you that
participated in our first ever Black Friday
Sale. It was a huge success. There were
a couple of Back Orders, but other than
that, everything has been shipped.
If you have questions, you can call our
office at 502-868-6199.
And Yes, we have had several questions
about this….. Our Christmas Gift Certificates
are also available again this year.
Details are here => http://mlmhelp.com/Christmas2010
If you are tired of socks, belts, and fruit cake,
simple give the above URL when people ask about
This time of the year we also list our scratched or dented
programs on Ebay, the ID Name is MLM-Auctions if
you care to do a search. We have our new book
â€œ7 Ways to Create Extra Cash for Christmaâ€ listed on
Ebay right now and also have several books on
I hope you have had a great year.
The marketing world is changing. I think it is a reflection
of the world in general. Now more than ever people want
leaders that will lead and tell the truth!
Have a wonderful Christmas.
I appreciate your support throughout 2011.
I will be giving away a book that we have sold for $17
for several years free in early 2012, because I KNOW
the market needs the message, now more than ever.
So keep an eye for the email.
It will say something like:
“Was $17.00 now free for our customers and clients”
I will let you run.
You and yours have a wonderful Christmas, enjoy
every second of it.
For the last 10 years or so I have been teaching coaching
students exactly how to create leads for their business
with Amazon.com and Ebay.com.
As a matter of fact this is our main point of emphasis in
our Funded Proposal Training Course at http://www.FundedProposals.com.
The concept is simple.
FIND BOOKS THAT PEOPLE IN YOUR MARKET WOULD BUY.
There are numerous places you can do this online and offline,
but the most obvious is at discount book stores.
You then list your books and sell them. When you mail the
book you include a â€œRide Alongâ€ flyer or letter that shares
with the book owner information about your opportunity,
product or service.
You can check out one of our Amazon stores where we
sell physical products here:
I know what you are thinking, why do we have 2 Amazon
accounts, correct? With the other we primarily market ebooks
that can be downloaded on Kindle. Here is the link
for that one: http://cmgwebsitetraffic.com/links/2726
You can also check out one of our ebay accounts at:
We work in multiple niches, primarily home
business but also weight loss, real estate,
antiques, collectibles, investing, etc. Basically
every item we sell an item on Amazon and Ebay
it is in a particular niche where we have related
That is really all there is to it, and we do this every
week. I have many clients ask me Dale why do you
mess around selling stuff on Amazon and Ebay?
The answer: FOR THE LEADS!
There is not a better person to get your opportunity in
front of than one who is willing to invest $$$ in their own
Heck, there are many of you reading this right now that
originally found Calvert Marketing Group on Amazon.com
or Ebay.com! :}
If you want you can learn more about our other funded
proposal methods, you can at: