This information blog is powered by the 13 Steps to Riches, as explained by Napoleon Hill in his famous book, 'Think and Grow Rich'. I hope that you will find it inspiring and that perhaps you will choose to join me, as I apply those 13 Steps in my life. ~Rusty

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Who influences your thoughts and actions?

One of the fundamental rules of success is to surround yourself with like-minded people.  That's why, with Organo Gold, local events, CJM's (i.e. coffee jazz mixers) and supportive family members are so important.  You need to be living, moving and thinking in an environment that supports your dreams.  Time passes too quickly in life to do otherwise!

If you were to evaluate the major influences in your life that have shaped the kind of person you are, this has to be high on the list: the people and thoughts you choose to allow into your life. Mr. Shoaff gave me a very important warning in those early days that I would like to share with you. He said,"Never underestimate the power of influence." Indeed, the influence of those around us is so powerful! Many times we don't even realize we're being strongly affected because influences generally develop over an extended period of time.

Peer pressure is an especially powerful force because it is so subtle. If you're around people who spend all they make, chances are excellent that you'll spend all you make. If you are around people who go to more ball games than concerts, chances are excellent that you'll do the same thing. If you are around people who don't read, chances are excellent that you won't read. People can keep nudging us off course a little at a time until finally, we find ourselves asking, "How did I get here?" Those subtle influences need to be studied carefully if we really want our lives to turn out the way we've planned.

~Jim Rohn 

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Friday, April 11, 2014

How to get rich... as told by a rich man

You'd like to get rich, wouldn't you?  Of course, you would.  The late Jim Rohn, one of my heroes and favorite teachers, was a rich man.  But he wasn't rich until about the age of 25.  That's when he met a rich man, who he always called 'Mr. Shoaff'.  Unfortunately, Mr. Shoaff passed away at a relatively young age.  But before he did, he taught Jim how to get rich... and Jim listened.

Here's what he told him, in Jim's own words:

One day my mentor Mr. Shoaff said, "Jim, if you want to be wealthy and happy, learn this lesson well: Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job."

Since that time I've been working on my own personal development.  And I must admit that this has been the most challenging assignment of all. This business of personal development lasts a lifetime. 

You see, what you become is far more important than what you get.  The important question to ask on the job is not, "What am I getting?"  Instead, you should ask, "What am I becoming?"  Getting and becoming are like Siamese twins: What you become directly influences what you get.  Think of it this way: Most of what you have today you have attracted by becoming the person you are today.

I've also found that income rarely exceeds personal development. Sometimes income takes a lucky jump, but unless you learn to handle the responsibilities that come with it, it will usually shrink back to the amount you can handle.

If someone hands you a million dollars, you'd better hurry up and become a millionaire. A very rich man once said, "If you took all the money in the world and divided it equally among everybody, it would soon be back in the same pockets it was before."

It is hard to keep that which has not been obtained through personal development.  So here's the great axiom of life:  To have more than you've got, become more than you are.

This is where you should focus most of your attention. Otherwise, you just might have to contend with the axiom of not changing, which is:  Unless you change how you are, you'll always have what you've got. 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Another celebrity discovers a second career with Organo Gold

LisaRaye McCoy, actress and fashion designer, has joined Organo Gold, the healthier coffee company.  Sports figures and entertainers getting involved with this coffee company is definitely becoming a trend.

She wisely saw Organo Gold as an opportunity and decided to join the company as a distributor... and she's not alone. It has to tell you something when entertainers (who are already well-off) see this as an additional, lucrative business opportunity.  It makes sense because she can use her influence to tell her fans and her other celebrity coffee drinkers about her new favorite brand.  As more and more celebrities come on board with Organo Gold and become either customers or distributors, do you think that will make it easier to discuss Organo Gold with YOUR friends and family?

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What keeps attracting stars to Organo Gold?

Manny Pacquiao is only the latest sports star to officially become part of this movement. Are you starting to wonder why so many famous celebrities are becoming part of our growing family?

People are starting to admire and respect us, that's why - and they know a winner when they see one.

And guys like Pacquiao understand that respect is something you earn.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

If only I had what you have...

I've got several friends that are around my age and happen to be in very good shape.  Since I'd like to live a life of vibrant health, I try to be like them and exercise regularly - always pushing myself a little harder.

Sometimes, when I'm sweating, getting tired and hurting, I think about those guys and sometimes say to myself, "Yeah, well if I'd been doing this for years, I'd be in the same shape you're in."  It's kind of an excuse to make myself feel better.   

But that's where the danger lies.

I have people give me basically the same excuse about building their business, or not starting it at all!

"If I had your list of contacts... "
"If I made the money you make... "
"If I had your skills and knowledge... "

Much like working out, when I put in the work, I'll be in shape like my friends are in shape. Right now, I need to keep working and developing.  I'm improving and getting more consistent, but I'm not 'physically fit' yet in the way I plan to be.

Business works the same way.

AFTER you pay the price to learn...
AFTER you put in the work to improve your skills...
AFTER you consistently apply the skills...
AFTER you learn HOW to make money...

Then money comes... every time.


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

You are going to need some coffee

To do this business, you're going to need some inventory - mainly coffee (and in different varieties), but also some green tea and cocoa as well.  If you're in business, you're going to need your product replaced on a monthly basis.  You're also going to need ENOUGH.  This is why the auto-ship is so important.

Neglect it at your peril!

Reasons to be on auto-ship:

1)  Income insurance - i.e. monthly commissions. No coffee volume means no pay!

2)  Coffee, for you in the morning!  Personally, I drink a ton of the stuff!

3)  Cash profits.  Having coffee on hand means you can always sell coffee at retail.

4)  Sampling.  You can't give it away if you don't have any!

5)  Leadership.  This company and this business is all about leadership, so lead by example!  Don't expect your team to do what you won't do.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Portrait of an asshole

Yeah, that's offensive... and so was this guy.

Today, while sitting down to lunch at a nice little Mexican restaurant, I had the displeasure of being forced to listen to an insufferable jerk - i.e. an asshole.  If I'd had a camera with me, I'd have taken a picture of the asshole.  Why do I call him an asshole?  Because that's what he was.  By the way, he was also a Network Marketer - the kind that gives our industry a bad reputation.

What made him an asshole?  THE INCREDIBLY ANNOYING VOLUME OF HIS LOUD/RUDE/BARKING VOICE.

When you walk into a restaurant for a meal, you expect to relax and enjoy your food.  What you don't expect (or want) is some loud-mouthed salesman with a lap-top computer and a BOOMING VOICE to be talking, and talking, and talking, and talking to some 'prospect' during your entire lunch break - in a way where you can't shut him out of your ears.  You see, this guy wasn't putting on all the theatrics to sell his embarrassed prospect.  He was attempting to sell the entire, unwilling restaurant.

You don't do this business that way.

A part of me - a very big part of me - wanted to confront the asshole, on behalf of myself and all the other suffering diners.  In the end, I didn't do it - though I think I would have received a standing ovation if I had.  Seriously, you don't have to be a rude, inconsiderate, disruptive and disrespectful jerk in order to present a proper and honest Network Marketing business plan.  If it's the real thing, you can basically whisper it... just like a prayer.

I would never ever do anything like that - NOT EVER.  That was totally disgusting.  Man, it made me mad... (in case you can't tell)

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