Ok, here is my dilemma, back in 1997 I produced my first ever
generic (funded proposal) training called “Confessions of
a Network Marketing Millionaire”. We sold over 50,000
units of this program our first year.
Today it doesn’t seem like a week goes by that someone
doesn’t mention that program and the positive impact it
has had on their business and their network marketing career.
Many six figure earner’s tell me that it gave them a different
perspective on what the term duplicatable systems really means.
Anyway little did I know at the time that was the beginning
of a speaking, consulting, training, and seminar business that
would literally give me the opportunity to travel the world.
Fast Forward now 15 years later. Confessions of a
Network Marketing Millionaire was converted from
VHS & Cassette to DVD and CD several years ago. It
has become one of the top selling network marketing
training programs of all time.
It is still a great seller for us on DVD and CD because success
principals and concepts never change, new methods just
evolve. I believe that anyone who has purchased this course
will tell you it is one of the best investments they have ever
made in their network marketing career.
As most of you know, I live in Atlanta and our office is located
in my home state of Kentucky. I have been in Kentucky since
Wednesday. We are in the process of making some major
changes to our training business model and I we are trying to
get our 7,000 square foot office facility and warehouse
We have been cleaning a pitching stuff in dumpsters all week.
Today I found a case (24 sets) of my original “Confessions of
a Network Marketing Millionaire” program on VHS & Cassette.
I simply cannot bring myself to pitch these in the dumpster!
Maybe I am just too sentimental, but the truth is,
it is the exact same training we have on DVD.
So I would rather send these sets to you FREE than to
pitch them. We just did the calculations
and it looks like we can send these 3 pound sets anywhere in
the United States Priority mail for $12.28.
So if you would like a set, all I ask is that you cover the
$12.28 P&H fee. We will send you a free set while they
last, if they are gone we will immediately refund your
You have to place your order by clicking the link below….
NOW because on Wednesday the 27th the dumpster is
being picked up, and if we have any left they are going
in the dumpster.
This FREE offer ends at noon on Wednesday June 27th.
This offer has ended. Thanks so much for
your support. All of the sets are gone, you
should receive yours soon, you guys are
I have always said that the people who have influenced my life the most have been Shaklee Master Coordinator Jim Burke, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, and my dad Ben Calvert.
The older I become the more I realize how my dad and mom for that matter have always been my number 1 supporters. Those of you that have that in your life understand how important that is and something we should never take for granted.
Anyway, I just wanted to wish you and yours a happy father's day weekend. Here is a little history about the holiday I hope you find interesting.
On July 19, 1910, the governor of the U.S. state of Washington proclaimed the nation’s first “Father’s Day.” However, it was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official, that the day became a nationwide holiday in the United States.
Origins of Father's Day
The campaign to celebrate the nation’s fathers did not meet with the same enthusiasm–perhaps because, as one florist explained, “fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.” On July 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honor of fathers, a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, but it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday. The next year, a Spokane, Washington woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government officials to drum up support for her idea, and she was successful: Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day on July 19, 1910.
Slowly, the holiday spread. In 1916, President Wilson honored the day by using telegraph signals to unfurl a flag in Spokane when he pressed a button in Washington, D.C. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge urged state governments to observe Father’s Day. However, many men continued to disdain the day. As one historian writes, they “scoffed at the holiday’s sentimental attempts to domesticate manliness with flowers and gift-giving, or they derided the proliferation of such holidays as a commercial gimmick to sell more products–often paid for by the father himself.”
Father's Day: Controversy and Commercialism
During the 1920s and 1930s, a movement arose to scrap Mother’s Day and Father’s Day altogether in favor of a single holiday, Parents’ Day. Every year on Mother’s Day, pro-Parents’ Day groups rallied in New York City’s Central Park–a public reminder, said Parents’ Day activist and radio performer Robert Spere, “that both parents should be loved and respected together.” Paradoxically, however, the Depression derailed this effort to combine and de-commercialize the holidays. Struggling retailers and advertisers redoubled their efforts to make Father’s Day a “second Christmas” for men, promoting goods such as neckties, hats, socks, pipes and tobacco, golf clubs and other sporting goods, and greeting cards. When World War II began, advertisers began to argue that celebrating Father’s Day was a way to honor American troops and support the war effort. By the end of the war, Father’s Day may not have been a federal holiday, but it was a national institution.
In 1972, in the middle of a hard-fought presidential re-election campaign, Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday at last. Today, economists estimate that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father’s Day gifts.
Those of you that are subscribers to our newsletter,
listen to our training webinars, or subscribe to this
blog numerous times have heard me talk about
the the learning process, sequential learning,
repition is the mother of learning, etc. etc.
You have heard me encourage you to learn 1
prospecting method, learn it well, then move on to
the next and the next.
Today, I received this email and I just wanted to post
it here for you. It re-enphasizes these points. I think
in this world on information, methods, and ideas being
thrown at us daily. This is more important than ever.
I think I acutally did a video training on this subject a
couple of years ago, if I can find it I will place it at the
bottom of the post.
by Robert Brown
Information overload is extremely hard to deal with. Most
marketers who get started with internet marketing are
usually very ecstatic to take on all of the information and
resources in, but when they realize that there are so much
that gets involved with building an online business, they
give up and they find it hard to overcome all of the
information that they get.
Information overload is about learning and researching, only
to find yourself covered by so much information.
Overcoming information overload isn't all too difficult, but
it can take some time before you truly beat the confusion
and the difficulties.
The best way to overcome all of that
information is by taking everything one by one. Don't
confuse yourself by learning everything all at one time.
You should also ignore following different methods and
following only one.
In other words, if you realize that you need to build a
site, build a site first without moving on to the next
Most people will usually build a site and build
backlinks all at the same time.
Others will even develop
one site selling an affiliate product while they learn about
another different way to make affiliate sales.
So, it's only normal for these marketers to feel confused
and smushed by all the pressure and misunderstood
Take your time, and you'll find that affiliate marketing
isn't tough to make money from.
To get started on the right
path, don't keep learning from different sources. Basically,
if you find a great mentor, continue to work with that same
mentor. They know where you started, and they know how you
If you bought an ebook or joined an online
training membership, follow everything one by one.
This will help you to do everything without putting so much
pressure on yourself.
To your future internet marketing success!
MESSAGE FROM DALE: I just receive this email and thought, wow, this is really good, so I am sharing it with you.
95% of the emails I receive are from spineless people telling me:
* How ignorant I am to think the Trump Network will fizzle
* I should quit throwing attraction marketers under the bus because they made
$36.00 last week
* And my favorite is to quit talking bad about Jane Doe, when I don't know Jane
Doe never met Jane Doe or ever mentioned Jane Doe anytime, anywhere.
(When you call out the ignorant, the guilty always make themselves known)
Anyway, since this one has something nice to say about me I thought I would let
you read as well ……………..BIG GRIN)
I found this online today and had to share it with you. All I could think of
is this lady sounds like somebody that has been Calverted, LOL. I hope
you enjoy it.
Beware of the Wolves in Sheep Clothing
If you care to open your eyes and look… some of the people who were teaching you that “old school prospecting methods” in this industry were not cool to promote are now promoting those exact methods, “all of a sudden”.
So they can be admitted into the society and band together with the Syndicate MLM Training Gurus to fleece more people… like you. As I heard one of them say "We have to get more baby boomers in the room, they have the money to join our lead pro system and will probably forget the monthly charge is on their credit card"
It is what marketing has become and it makes some of us sick. Do anything, say anything, promise, anything just to get them into your attraction marketing membership program.
Friends, when are you going to decide to leave the “Land of Oz” and get out of “Wonderland”??
Isn't it time you quit playing around trying to be somebody you arent and learn the real art and science of building a real business and and a real team of people? There is no magic code, there is no magic easy button there is no be all and end all EVENT to attend were you can meet all the other dreamers who don't have a clue how to initiate action towards their dreams.
We’re working every single day on helping people gain this understanding of building a business. And NO… it’s not freeeee. Cheap doesn’t validate a darn thing. These are the ONLY questions you need to ask yourself:
1. Why am I doing this?
2. How do I professionally share this with people I
love and care about in a 100% non threatning way?
3. How do I create leads in my local market and build
a strong local team?
4. How do I use the internet to expand my business
across the country and the world?
5. What is my gameplan for getting new people started
6. How do I program my mind for success and increase
my self confidence and leadership abilities?
That’s it and that’s all and it’s what we teach. If that’s not sexy enough and you need the drama of spending on hotels, flights, meals and guru coaching… then get ready for the gurus to NOT ONLY get you to fly cross country, but “sell to you from the room” and rake in big coaching fees and fleece the flock!
It’s AMBUSH selling time??
That’s fair, and yes I realize the stupid decisons we make to spend money to get coaching from someone calling themselves a MLM expert but has never built a significant organization is ridiculous. It is our money we can spend how we choose and most gurus are happy to take it even when they know they will not be able to help us.
I am so thankful that I called a guru for consulting 4 years ago and was ready to pay his $500 an hour, and he told me after our initial consultation, Dee you don't need coaching you need a course, which lead me to his Programming Your Mind for Success program. He could have taken my $500 a hour, but his real focus was on helping me, not fleeceing my check book!
I am just warning you, I have been on the other end, you better keep your eyes, ears and MIND open. Because if you don’t, you’ll be hypnotized and led into an ambush only to be fleeced again. Some people can’t see what they’ve not been trained to see. It’s what we teach… real business building for the 27%, no gurus required.
Please remember, you’ve been warned. The gloves are truly off right now. Everyone’s sold out to the philosophy of FLEECE THE NEWBIE CROWD and have them give us a monthly fee to learn Attraction Marketing crap and be in our community where we will stroke their ego and tell them to put Attraction Marketing Videos on You Tube so they can make us more sales.
Learn the process. BE the influence, or be influenced and fleeced. There’s no time to dilly dally around. Will you spend another year doing more of what you did last year, only to get the same results??
It’s decision time!
Fleece, be fleeced or be the influence with total transparency and authenticity. Learn and then “teach”… real business building methods, principals, and concepts from pros that have been doing it longer than most of you were born.
Study people like Jim Rohn, Dale Calvert, Mark Yarnell, Dexter Yeager, and others who have not only created wealth but have helped many other people truly learn and duplicated the hidden secret in books like Think and Grow Rich, The Magic of Thinking Big, etc. When somebody starts teaching you to be act like something your not and become the hunted instead of the hunter…. R U N !!!!
In the beginning of your network marketing career you do a lot of work you don't get paid for, but later on, IF YOU DO IT RIGHT, you get paid for a lot of work you don't do.
I am continually amazed by the attitude of entitlement people today seem to have, even people involved in network marketing. Just because you join a company, attend every event, listen in on every conference call and corporate webinar does not mean you should be earning a penny. All that means is that you like hanging out with the network marketing crowd more than the group of people in the choir at your church!
Network marketing is not a social club, it is a business. Yes, the social aspects of the business are awesome, and you will make a lot of new, interesting friends. However many people treat their business like they would their involvement in a community organization or social club.
It is a business and you are paid for one thing …….. R E S U L T S!
Don’t deceive yourself into thinking just because you are supportive and loyal you are entitled to make a couple of thousand dollars a month. That is not the way it works. You are paid based upon the results you produce and the leadership team you develop.
On the same thought, you also have to understand the concept of “lag time” in network marketing and that in the beginning you do a lot of work you don’t get paid for, by later on you have the opportunity to get paid for a lot of work you don’t do.
If you are persistent and you focus on developing the right skill sets and mindsets by your 3rd year, your income should catch up to your time investment. The interesting part is from that point on your income is 5-10-15-20 times the amount of time you are actually spending in your business.
Hopefully the crude TIME & MONEY chart below makes since.
I just believe it is important to understand the rules, before you enter the game. In corporate America they pay you just enough that you don’t quit and you work just hard enough that you don’t get fired. Those rules will not work in this industry.
Network marketing is about residual income and Wealth Creation. Quite frankly if you want a few hundred extra dollars a month you would be better off selling hammers or tools at the flea market.
Network marketing is the most challenging business in the world even when you have the right company, training and mentor. (Which most don't)
Let’s face it, 70% of the population doesn't need to be involved in anything entrepreneurial. I am not going to change the way it is, you aren’t going to change the way it is and neither is your company, product or opportunity. We have to learn to simply work with the way it is, because the challenges and the numbers in this industry don’t change.