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Perhaps you've heard of Dan Kennedy. He's the current face in front of a program called The Phenomenon. Dan says his experience working with scores of successful people has revealed the following...
there is a period of time, 12 months or so, in many successful people's lives where they are able to accomplish more than they did in the previous 12 years.
I don't know what Dan's program contains (although I'm finding out)...but I do know a big piece of it is about BEHAVIOR. What you do. So I'm going to start a discussion on behavior, the kind that gets results.
We have 365 days until our next "Black Friday".
Jim Straw has a course on how to become a millionaire in a year, and he gives you the details of the behavior you need to have in order for that to happen.
On Black Friday in 1972, Ben Suarez faced disaster, possible bankruptcy and hit bottom, yet one year later he had made over a million dollars.
Dan Kennedy has a file cabinent full of testimonials regarding his program and the amazing results people have achieved in short periods of time.
So today, I'll launch a discussion on BEHAVIOR, especially the kind of behavior that produces incredible results in short periods of time.
In my recent blog post at Income and Happiness, I wrote about the "method" to make large sums of money in short periods of time, which is;
SELL a product to people with MONEY who WANT to buy it. Simple?
Yes. Easy TO DO? Hardly, and the reason it is so hard for the majority to do is because of their behavior, and the underlying HABITS which produce counter-productive behavior.
The simple "formula" is product meets buyer. You need to have a TRANSACTION occur.
Where and how the product meets with the buyer is often the key detail of making it happen. Today, on Black Friday of 2008, millions of products are meeting buyers at "Door Buster" and one day only or six hour sales; all promotional devices to get large number of people into stores and spending MONEY.
We'll know in a few hours if it worked. Anyhow, if you want to make money the fastest way possible, the way which has worked for the majority of people who have done it (and there are always the oddball types of things which can not be duplicated)...is to
SELL something to SOMEONE with MONEY to spend.
The amazing NPGS (Net Profit Generation System) formula which allowed Ben Suarez to have a phenomenal year in 1973 has withstood the test of time and produced BILLIONS of dollars in sales in the greater Canton, OH area.
Ben's formula is:
He wanted to find people with money to spend, evidenced by their HABIT of already spending it on similar things, and offer them a product. The meeting place where the TRANSACTION takes place is the PROMOTION, which is somehow placed in front of the PROSPECT through a MEDIUM.
There are other formulas out there, feel free to choose whichever one suits you, but, they all require certain BEHAVIORS, which is where I'm taking this discussion.
Perhaps Phil or Dien can dig up those SQ1 PictoGrigms, especially the Master ONE...but I'll explain it to you this way.
Behavior, which is defined on the SQ1 as "daily activity", what you DO during your day...is a RESULT of the decisions to:
TO DO; To take ACTION. To NOT react. To be inactive.
These decisions are guided by the interaction of your mind and body. What you think and what you make your body DO (how it moves).
I don't know what Dan Kennedy is teaching, but from a 5,000 year historical perspective of human behavior; the successful people of all generations have the period where they take charge and control both their THOUGHTS and their BODY.
They somehow figure out how to CONTROL both their mind and body and allow them to work together in synch toward the achievement of a goal or purpose.
This is accomplished by knowing and controlling our states of mind and our daily activity...it is a loop. But it is a difficult loop to get into for the vast majority, most often interrupted by distractions.
Looking back over the past year, what do you see as it pertains to your activities? What events took place, what happened that got you sidetracked, if you were, or what did you do if you achieved your goals for the past year?
What BEHAVIOR did you demonstrate?
We have ONE year...so in the "FIRE, ready, AIM" or "GO, set, ready" method of DOING something...
How can we take control of our behaviors, and control those events we can and manage the unexpected events that will certainly come our way?
Your discussion is welcome.
Gordon Jay Alexander
Last edited by GordonJ : November 28, 2008 at 10:33 AM.
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