Archive for April, 2011

Don’t send your ducks to eagle school

I read this today from Jim Rohn and thought you’d like it..

Don’t send your ducks to eagle school.

Why? Because it won’t work.  Good people are found not changed.
They can change themselves, but you can’t change them.  You want
good people, you have to find them.

If you want motivated people, you have to find them, not motivate

I picked up a magazine not long ago in New York that had a
full-page ad in it for a hotel chain.
The first line of the ad read, We do not teach our people to be
nice.” Now that got my attention.  The second line said, We hire nice

I thought, what a cleaver shortcut!”  Motivation is a mystery.  Why
are some people motivated and some are not?

Why does one salesperson see his first prospect at 7 in the morning  while the other sees his first prospect at 11 in the morning? Why would one start at 7 and the other at 11?
I don’t know.  Call it mysteries of the mind.”

I give lectures to a thousand people at a time. One walks out and
says, “I’m going to change my life.” Another walks out with a yawn and
says, I’ve heard all this stuff before.” Why is that?

The wealthy man says to a thousand people, I read this book, and it
started me on the road to wealth.” Guess how many of the thousand go out
and get the book?   Answer: very few. Isn’t that incredible?  Why wouldn’t everyone go
get the book?

Mysteries of the mind…To one person, you have to say,
You’d better slow down.  You can’t work that many hours, do that
many things, go, go, go.
You’re going to have a heart attack and die.” And to another
person, you have to say,

When are you going to get off the couch?” What is the difference?
Why wouldn’t everyone strive to be wealthy and happy?

Chalk it up to mysteries of the mind, and don’t waste your time
trying to turn ducks into eagles.
Find people who already have the motivation and drive to be eagles
and then just let them soar.

The Ultimate Intention is to Make Someone Else’s Life Better.

Riding Out Life’s Tsunamis

I got this from a good friend of mine….
Riding Out Life’s Tsunamis

It has been over a month now since a powerful magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan. The confirmed death toll is over 13,000 and continues to rise. In the midst of all the horror stories are occasional heroic tales of survival and rescue. One of the most fascinating is that of Susumu Sugawara.

The 64-year-old Sugawara is the owner-operator of a small boat named “Sunflower.” After the massive earthquake and in view of the tsunami warnings being broadcast, he had to make a quick decision. Should he head for high ground on his island of Oshima? Should he put his boat to sea and try to ride out the fury? His chose to launch his boat and head for deep water offshore.

“I knew if I didn’t save my boat,” he told a CNN reporter, “my island would be isolated and in trouble.” So he ran to his 42-year-old craft that can hold about 20 people at a time and went full-throttle toward the deadly waves that would kill people whose names and faces he knew. Then he saw the wall of water.

Accustomed to waves ten to twelve feet high, this one was fully 50 to 60 feet high. Sugawara knew that he and his boat could easily wind up at the bottom of the sea. He drove straight for it – “climbing the wave like a mountain,” as he put it. And the mountain seemed only to grow bigger and bigger. There was a huge crash of water over him. Only then could he see the horizon. He had survived!

Sugawara made his way back to his now-devastated Oshima. For the month since, he has been a lifeline by making hourly trips to the mainland to ferry people and supplies. If people can help pay for gasoline, he accepts money. If they have lost everything and can pay nothing, he still welcomes them aboard.

I’m no sailor or boat captain. I don’t know if the Japanese captain made the reasonable and right decision on that fateful day. I can only report and rejoice at the outcome. He lived through the ordeal and is helping others with a sense of sensitivity to their suffering the rest of us can only admire from a distance.
Here is the lesson from this story for me: Against my hesitation and fear, it makes more sense to ride into the teeth of life’s challenges than to run away.

There is a cash-flow crisis. There is an unexpected problem with a product. A major supplier has failed, or a major customer has bailed. Some executives kick into denial mode or ball up in a fetal position. Their companies fail. Leaders steer right into the problem and act with integrity to name and face the problem.

Or maybe the problem is far more serious. A spouse says the marriage is over. The police or hospital calls with a parent’s worst nightmare about an arrest or accident. Maybe you get a diagnosis that sounds like a death sentence. Do you run and hide? Self-medicate with drugs or alcohol? Or do you steer into the teeth of the storm and pray for courage you have never had to display before?

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face,” said Eleanor Roosevelt. “You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next one that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Rubel Shelly
Rubel Shelly is a Preacher and Professor of Religion and Philosophy located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. In addition to church and academic responsibilities, he has worked actively with such community projects as Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, From Nashville With Love, Metro (Nashville) Public Schools, Faith Family Medical Clinic, and Operation Andrew Ministries. To learn more about Rubel please go to:

Commitment – now there’s another word you hear a lot from your upline right?

* You’ve gotta be committed
* Commit to the program!
* Commitment is the key
* What’s your commitment to the business?

Commitment is defined as: The ability to follow through on a
decision long after the excitement of the moment has passed.

Has the “excitement” passed for you?

Do you find yourself getting “hyped up” after a teleconference or
event and then losing steam within hours, days or weeks?

If so, you may need to master the skills that build commitment.
Now to master commitment, we need to understand where commitment
comes from. Commitment is not a belief, it is a thought pattern.

Remember from the session that beliefs lead to thoughts

So if commitment is a thought process, and our commitment is weak,
we need to look at the beliefs driving that thought process.

FACT: If your commitment is weak, you probably don’t know WHY you
are really doing this business.

In other words, your WHY is not strong enough.

Think about it this way…who is more committed?

A baby sitter or a mother?

A weekend protestor or a Jihad Militant?

A “Sunday Morning” Christian or a Missionary at gunpoint?

Do you get the idea?

Each individual above has a set of beliefs that drive their

So when it comes to the business, which one are you?

The “I’m not really a networker or “I’m doing this, that’s
it period!” Your beliefs drive that commitment!

What will Belief do for your business?

You’ve probably heard the word “Belief” thrown around a lot in
this industry.

* Build your belief!
* You have to have belief!
* Believe and you will Achieve!
* Blah blah blah

So what’s this whole “belief” thing about?


Your beliefs are the core foundation that drives everything you do!

Let me repeat that for you so you don’t miss it.

Your beliefs are the core foundation that drives everything you do!

The formula goes something like this…

Beliefs lead to thoughts

Thoughts lead to actions

Actions lead to results

Results reshape/or confirm your beliefs

So if whether your goal is $500 a month or $50,000 a month, it all
begins with Belief.

Here are some questions to consider (score yourself on a scale of 1-10)

_____ Rate your belief in the industry of network marketing
(including its legitimacy, its credibility, its viability
and its potential)

_____ Rate your belief in the company you are in today
(its viability, the potential for you to make your dreams
come true, compensation, products etc)

_____ Rate your belief in your own ability to be successful

_____ Rate your belief in “anybody’s” ability to be successful
(even the people you have/will sponsor)

Pretty eye-opening isn’t it?

If you were honest with yourself, you probably found some areas
where your beliefs are not as strong as others. Understand that
those beliefs will drive thoughts and eventually lead to action
(or NO action).

Change your beliefs and you will change your results…PERIOD!

What is the difference between the entrepreneur receiving $50K per year, and the one receiving $500K per year ?

Watch this brief 4 minutes video, and you are about to find out!