Financial Freedom Through Cutting Off Thumbs? In his insightful book, The Gift of Adversity, Norman E. Rosenthal, MD., tells the story of making paper clowns in his first grade class in South Africa. The children were instructed to color a construction paper clown with crayons, cut out the clown’s body parts with scissors, then fasten the arms, head, and legs to the body with metal fasteners. Then you could move the limbs up and down to make the clown do jumping jacks. Norman’s fine motor skills were not as developed as those of his classmates. And he soon realized that…

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Was Your Job Built Around You or Are They Building You Around The Job? When hiring for a position, traditional companies look at the job first. They determine what is required, what tasks need to be done, what skillset is required, what output is expected, and then they write a job description. After that, they try to find individuals who fit the job. After they’ve found a suitable candidate, they train that person to fit the job. And as the months and years go by, they continuously evaluate, always asking “Is the person still a good fit for the job?”…

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Do You Want One-Size-Fits-All Traffic, Or Success On Your Terms? A lot of online business opportunities make a big deal of assuring prospects that the system is “plug and play” or “paint by numbers”. Step-by-step easy. Just follow the simple tried-and-true formula. And that’s true of MTTB. Matt Lloyd’s 21-Step system is a proven method for making money online. Work the steps and you’ll earn $500 in your first month or you’ll get every penny back. But, there’s a lot of flexibility about how you work those steps…particularly in how you drive traffic and acquire leads. And as you probably…

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Selling Products Online Isn’t Just Selling… Selling products online is not just selling/delivering a product, or, service for that matter. It’s also about selling/delivering the EXPERIENCE. Giving a person a sense of status and exclusivity. And yes, making them FEEL that they’re even better than their “lower paying” counterparts. Take for instance the experience that Singapore Flights gives it’s Suite Class passengers: The room you get on this flight is described as “Private cabins that cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury.” And that’s exactly what you get. The interior is designed by a French luxury yacht designer….

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Jerry Seinfeld On The Selling Psyche… Comedian Jerry Seinfeld recently won a CLIO Award. It’s a prestigious award given out to those in the world of advertising, which is where Seinfeld got his start. In his brief ‘Thank You’ speech, he lays down some SERIOUS insights into the psyche of a buyer. He starts off by saying that he loves advertising because he loves lying. (He’s only half serious here, remember, he’s a comedian!) What he’s really saying here and goes on to say is that in advertising, everything is sold as the way you WISH it was. And that…

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Ex Apple Employees Reveal Secret… Apple employee asking to be promoted to manager: Boss: “Did you get a good sleep last night?” Employee: “Yes, pretty good!” Boss: “Good, because that’s the LAST good night’s sleep you’re going to get.” Here’s how work typically goes for an Apple employee, according to two former head honchos there. And, the HIGHER you are up the ladder, the more you must work. Works Sundays, late. Gets only 3-4 hours of sleep per night. Aggravated if sends email out at 1 am and a quick reply is not sent back by employee. Always has to be…

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Are Gurus Responsible For Their Poor Students? Every online business opportunity has success stories and failure stories. Of course, the gurus don’t advertise the failures. But they are out there. It’s the age of the internet. You can find just about anything you want to find. Want to find bad reviews for some home-based business opportunity? You’ll be able to find them. And, here’s a dirty little secret. Most online business opportunities have more failures than successes. It’s a fact. You won’t hear most gurus talking about it, but it’s true. And here’s the thing. If, the opportunity works for…

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Are You Seeking Minimum Wage Commissions? Time for Lifestyle Business Pop Trivia! Your answers will reveal if you’ve got the chops to make it in this business or not. Or, at the very minimum, you’ll greatly benefit from where I’m going here. Let’s imagine for a moment that you’re a salesman. And you’re paid solely on commissions. (And, you like the STATUS a bit too, of what exactly you are doing.) Would you rather sell used cars such as Honda Accords, Ford Fiestas, GEO Prisms etc… for low ball commissions? Or would you rather sell Bentleys, Mercedes Benz, BMW, and…

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How To Profit As An Affiliate… Depending on where you live, if you can catch a nighttime sky on a clear night, you’ll see the stars decorating the sky like diamonds. They’re all incredible to look at. We try to find the constellations we know. Little Dipper. Big Dipper. Etc… Yet, there is a BIG DIFFERENCE from one star to another. A star is not JUST a star, right? For example: A small star that we might notice in the sky, is much different than say, THE SUN. The sun is much larger. And as a result, it’s MUCH MORE…

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The Best Use of Your “Free Time” Last time I warned you about the dangers of applying the 80/20 Principle. I told you how some entrepreneurs simply are not equipped, mentally or emotionally, to handle the free time that outsourcing, eliminating, delegating, and other 80/20 applications make available to them. And I promised to tell you how to maximize your newfound “free time”. I have four recommendations for how to spend your time. Four ways that will maximize your income… 1. Play. Do things that you enjoy that have nothing to do with your business. Ever notice how you get…

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You Must Master One Traffic Stream, Here are Your Choices… Online business success can be boiled down to just two things… Generate traffic Have an offer that converts Everything else is just details, tactics, bells and whistles. If you don’t have a converting offer, you’ll struggle. And if you don’t have traffic, well, you don’t have anything at all. So, step one for online success is mastering one paid traffic stream. Don’t start by trying to learn a little about every conceivable form of traffic. You’ll just end up being a “jack of all trades and master of none”. You’ll…

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If It’s All About The Money You’ll Probably Fail Remember Cuba Gooding, J.R.’s character, the flamboyant football star, “Rod”, dancing around in the shower while talking to his desperate agent, Jerry Maguire? Rod keeps prodding Jerry to scream “Show me the money!” over and over and over. Louder each time. And sometimes that’s what info marketing can feel like. It’s all about the money. Online info marketing has a bad reputation thanks to a small group of bad apples. That reputation is that it’s all “show me the money”. All about greed. Nothing matters but the size of your commissions…

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Nightmare On Guru Street… Some of the most WELL KNOWN gurus out there… …The ones painting the dream life. The nice cars and homes. Working just a few hours a week. Basically being, in their own words, LAZY, yet living a life of luxury and making more $$ the lazier they get. Well, they’ve now come out and stated that in reality, they’re mostly all workaholics! Now, these are the ultra-successful guys and gals out there. The other marketers making low to mid six-figures? You see the same thing. They’re behind their desk, pounding away at the keyboard, 24/7. Truly,…

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You Don’t Need Secrets, You Need THIS! In this business, you hear a LOT about “secrets” and underground methods to achieving any type of success. The truth is… It’s all about doing specific RIGHT things, and doing them the specific RIGHT way. This means you don’t need to know any coveted secret necessarily, but more of a KEY FORMULA is what you need. Let’s lay it down together right now: YOU, Do this: Preparation: This is where it all starts. In preparing to build up your lifestyle business, you need solid clarity about where you’re going and what you need…

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Let iPAS 2 Take Care Of Your Big To-Dos! Yep. I said it… Your To-dos lists alone are WORTHLESS. Yet, this is how most people try to get things done. They write down all of their “to-dos” for the day, they look at the HUGE list, get overwhelmed, and get very little if any of it actually done. To-do lists are ineffective because it should NOT be the end all be all. It’s STEP 1. Here’s what you do, according to Cal Newport, one of the most productive guys out there. Write down your to-do list, then, schedule everything in….

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Easy Remedy If You’re Not At $4,000/mo Yet… Is all this making money online jazz stressful for you at times? No shame in that! Usually though, the stress comes from lack of results. There’s an EASY remedy for that here: http://virgilcook.com/ipas-millionaire There’s also another big issue that often comes up. It’s a REALLY BIG issue! And figuring this out can really give you confidence AND peace of mind as you build up your profits. Here’s the nasty issue: Lack of Control. Yep. Let me explain… It’s this “feeling” we get online that makes us believe we’re so out of control….

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Easy 5 Step Formula For Success… Today, I want to briefly outline a simple 5 step formula for success, plus the ONE KEY INGREDIENT. This one key ingredient is one that most people miss. And, it’s the one the gurus almost never talk about. (‘Tis very hush hush…) The 5 Step Formula For Success: STEP 1: Offer a free gift. The free gift should be VALUABLE. Doesn’t have to be big, in fact quite the opposite. Yet, the person should feel like they just got $97 or more in value out of it. It should help solve a problem they…

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Are You Following The Spray and Pray Strategy? Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Mark Cuban knows how to build profitable businesses and franchises. And there’s a LOT we can learn from him. Here’s one of the many “smart” things he has said: “You can fail 1,000 times at business, but if you succeed ONCE, you’re a success at business. The failures don’t matter. They are just acts. Things that happened. NOT what matters.” This is so true! It doesn’t matter how many things you’ve tried that didn’t pan out like you had planned. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve…

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Why Do You Think Hardwork Is A Lie? Some simple math for you. Assuming you work 40 hours a week for 50 weeks a year… If you want to make $100,000 per year, you must earn $50 per hour If you want to make $200,000 per year, you must earn $100 per hour If you want to make $1 million per year, you must earn $500 per hour So, the first question you have to ask yourself is, “Am I doing any hardwork that is worth less than that rate?” Look at your day. What do you spend your time…

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