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Read EVERY Self-Help Book on Earth in 30 Seconds
The title of this thread is the title of an article I've plucked from Laissez Faire Today. LFT is an Agora Financial publication. You may have read about AF on these pages.
I am NOT associated with them and I subscribe to LFT because it is free. If I had to pay I wouldn't. Personal reasons so I'll leave it there.
The Managing editor is Chris Campbell who, to me, is an interesting person and gives credit where credit is due. He looks for stuff that'll help all of us and writes about it. Because I thought his above titled article was damned good and actually covered the self help universe, I extracted the 7 lessons he extracted from the HighExistence blog (never heard of it till I read the article).
Here is my extraction:
Read EVERY Self-Help Book on Earth in 30 Seconds
For your self-enhancing pleasure, courtesy of TheUnknown at the HighExistence blog, we present to you seven universal life lessons within nearly every self-help book on Earth.
1.] Control your mind. Control your Life.
2.] Focus your thoughts. Control your actions. Think. Do. Pursue.
3.] Practice every day. Reprogram your mind.
4.] Successful daily habits. Have a system. Define what you want. Plan.
5.] Take time. Don’t give up.
6.] Blame nothing. No excuses.
7.] Don’t be an *******. Be kind.
There you have it.
You’ve pretty much read 99% of all self-help books on Earth.
end of extraction...
As he says, there you have it. What do you think?
If caregiving was a sport it would be an Extreme sport. A site for caregivers.
Joe Sugarman Told Me That *Focus* & *Control* Are Important
Years ago I called Joe in his home in Hawaii to buy some Batman Credit
Cards. But he needed them for a project.
During our chat Joe Said, "What I did in JS&A is no longer possible. The world
and the culture or economy are changing too fast."
And he told me about a Big Seminar he had put on
that made a lot of munny.
He tried the Same Thing a Month Later and it was a FIASCO.
Joe believes he waited TOO LONG. (YIKES - 30 days is too Long?)
And he made the mistake of trying
to use the SAME offer and the Same Marketing and Benefits and Venue.
That the people and the culture had SHIFTED
Under his feet - and that offer No longer was appealing!
Joe would Agree with the 1st two items on your list TOM.
You Gotta FOCUS your mind
and adapt what you do to what is happening TODAY.
And - For Sure - You Gotta CONTROL - not only your thoughts.
But CONTROL whatever deal or project you work on.
Control The Moolah - A Story from my New *Flirt & Grow Richer* Book
"How James Uses LOTTO TICKET Flirting to Create Leads
For His Home Based Business."
While helping a Coaching Client Close Sales for a Real Estate
Business Opportunity - we got Referred to James.
James works construction - ALL NIGHT.
But has a tiny side business - Drywall Repair.
But he only had 7 home owner clients.
***We Gave James a POP QUIZ.
"Please go out and Flirt with a Waitress or cashier and say, Thank you for
helping me today. SMILE. And give her an Instant Scratch Off LOTTO Ticket."
"Then email me about what happens."
James Passed The QUIZ!
He reported that After he gave LOTTO Tickets to the cashier at the
convenience store where he gets gas every day...
The lady Cashier start SMILING and Laughing. And even gave him a F-r-e-e Donut.
James then told me he DISLIKED working for others.
Wants a Stream of Income.
Wanted to work from home.
So We Put Our Heads Together and
Created a Referral System based on Flirting and Lotto Tickets.
Let's Call it -
"James' LOTTO Ticket
Here are the 3 parts of the "Lotto Flirt Bunny Making Referral System" we
helped James Create and Flirt Test.
PART I - Every Day James Gets a Handful of 1.00 Instant Scratch Off LOTTO
Tickets. And Thank Rewards his waitress, Gas Station Attendant, BarMaid, Cashier or Fast food Drive Thru Person.
PART II - James Showed Each Person What he Does. Before and After
holes in the walls of homes. Photos of his finished Repair work.
(EDITORS NOTE - Within 48 hrs - the "donut lady" had referred him
3 prospects. 1 didn't order. Job #2 he fixed a hole left by a plumber. Job #3 - He repair a hole where 2 boys rammed their heads thru the wall. These 2 jobs grossed a bit over 800 bucks.)
PART III - So Next We Got James to Create an 8 by 10 Page. So he can
GIVE A Flyer Away to all the women he LOTTO TIPS.
Side A - Before and After Wall Repair photos
Side B - Headline - "Proof I'm Not a Crook" - and a list of his past home owner
clients and their phone #'s - so prospects could call and check.
THE PLAN -
Wherever James went he Flirt Tips Waitresses and Barmaids and Cashiers
who SEE, Talk to and Can Find Home owners with HOLES in their Walls.
Worked Good until James Hurt his ankle.
Lost his construction job - until he heals up. Can walk without a cane.
And was Forced to Sell each Sheet Rock Repair job to his
Uncle or Do-It-Yourselfer.
THE PROBLEM -
JAMES reported that one of the guys he s*old a 1700.00 Repair job to
for 200.00 - Mucked it up. And James had to go redo all the work.
We asked a few questions:
A - The Positive side of your injury is you are Forced to work on your
Home Business. And Get Others to do the work, right?
(James admitted that was true.)
B - Why didn't you send the guy back to Fix his Patch Job?
(James said the Guy who paid him 200.00 already had the 1700.00 and
wouldn't come back and fix his shoddy work.)
C - We asked, "What if YOU CONTROL the 1700.00 bucks? Just Suppose
You Tell the home owner to PAY YOU and You will make sure the work gets
done? What do you think of that idea?
THE LATEST News From James...
I - He is sending Lotto ticket Thank you notes to the 2 people
he met in Church - who are referring him Repair job - after repair job.
II - James now CONTROLS the moolah for each project.
III - And in a very short time the size of his Home Repair projects has
James tells me he has gotten referred to some folks who host PARTIES. And
each party creates HOLES in the walls of their houses.
So he is getting Repeat work from more affluent Home Owners
who seem to be hosting Pretty Wild Parties. If holes get knocked in the walls
that party is Wilder than Any I've attended.
Perhaps CONTROL is the Secret to James Success.
a - He Controls the LOTTO tip leads and referrals.
b - He Controls the munny.
c - He Controls and takes Responsibility for all the work done by people
He hires. Thus he Also Controls The COMMUNICATION with home owners.
Re: Read EVERY Self-Help Book on Earth in 30 Seconds
Thanks for your posts. Good stuff to say the least. Control the dough is always a GREAT way of doing business even if you aren't a general contractor. When I did seminars in the 90's people paid me and I paid the seminar host. This was the person that did all the advertising and attendee hustling. May sound strange but that was how it worked.
Today it would probably be the other way around. The host would probably pay me and worry about the gate. Regardless control the dough and you can fly low or high depending on what you're telling the IRS .
The only one responsible for you ain't the government or some social justice warrior. It is YOU so why not learn the tricks of the trade and apply them, right?
If caregiving was a sport it would be an Extreme sport. A site for caregivers.
*Flirt & Get Richer* Combines Ideas from 5 Mentors
#1 - The Flirt Tip idea comes from my friend Bryan Redfield, author of "Bartenders Guide on how to Pick up Women".
Who taught me how to 1.00 Bill tip to get great service.
Mastermind testing proved Lotto tickets to be easier
For men and women to give Away than Cash.
#2 - Napoleon Hills interviews with the worlds richest men showed
They all went the Extra mile AND practiced tbe Golden Rule.
#3 - Bill Myers Taught us to create information products based on what we DO
As a hobby.
Thus we were able to chunk the Golden Rule Concept down and apply it to help clients make money.
Especially after interviewing a #1 car salesman and a dr to dr foreclosed
Home buyer/investor who used Lotto tickets to break the ice with strangers.
#4- Then we observed 426 million mentor Walter Hailey using the idea.
And then a 27 million Chiropractor.
#5- Plus Gary Halbert - who famously mailed many tens of thousands of 1.00 Bill
Eventually We started to combine Flirting and Selling regularly.
Waitresses and waiters are under paid And bored.
Flirting to create enough trust to get a date.
Flirting to create enough trust to give away Money. Or make a sale. All start out exactly the same.
Without Trust and Rapport we are convincex nothing Positive happens btwn people.
Susan Gives Away $1 LOTTO Ticket & Gets a HUG and $10 Back
#1 on Your List was "Control of your mind. Control of your life."
Below is Proof you can Get More Control over your life. Yet Be Out-of-Control
at the same time.
Susan Got CONTROL of her Tail-Gater. But had NO CLUE she was gonna get Hugged by a total Stranger - later!
Lotto Ticket Flirt Tipping for Profit is Totally UN-Predictable
Which is THE REASON WHY I'm writing books about it. Funny Flirt Stories.
And with Step by Step Directions on what to say and what to do.
FLIRT TIP Directions Suggestion:
Always give a "Reason Why" you are Giving Away Money.
Susan came up with a Clever "Reason Why."
Susan gave us her Permission to Share
her Innovative LOTTO Tipping Story.
Ok, I wasn't going to tell anyone this but my neighbor was with me...sooo, no secret.
Where I live tail-gaiting in traffic is a career choice, must be because so many people do it.
Anyway, usually I bitch and moan and sometimes mouth words that would make a drunken sailor blush, but not this time.
Instead, stopped at a stop light with Mr. "Mine is Bigger Than Yours" pickup
(you know the type - big rig tires on a Honda) right on my bumper.
Told my neighbor "watch this", and grabbed my lotto ticket from the center
console and got out the car. Of course my neighbor has dinner plates for eyes,
mouth gaping like a landed fish.
I walked back to Mr. MIBTY, climbed on the running pipe on his truck, tapped on
the window and said "Hey! Thanks for reminding me that I hadn't paid my tithes
this month. Here you go!" and gave him the lotto ticket. The went back to my
car and drove off just as the light changed.
Looked in my rearview mirror and he was still at the light, cars honking behind
him. When I pulled off at my exit, he was behind me (safe distance, not on my
bumper) and waving with a stupid grin on his face.
Maybe, just maybe, he got the message so the next driver will not be subject to
THE REST OF SUSAN'S Story
came in Email #2 -
First, here's the update to Mr. MIBTY. I went to Starbuck's and guess who stood in front of me?
When he saw me, he rushed over and hugged me like I was long lost relative
and began talking about "safe driving, and he was on his way to pick up his wife
and newborn, blah, blah blah".
Anyway, he gave me a $10 scratch ticket, paid for my coffee and hugged me when he left.
Jeez, I hope not to run into him again, it will be hours of baby pictures
Second, Susan sounds like a good name.
Thank You Susan,
P.S. - I ask everyone who sends me a LOTTO Tip story what new name
they want to be called. Cuz I change everybody's name and location. Plus
get their Written PERMISSION to Share their Testimonial.
Ingenious system - it would work for any local business!
This would work for any local business! (And probably even some online ones too, though with word spreading locally...)
Amazing system! Thanks for sharing!
I didn't include Glenn's whole post, but you should read the whole post, since the second half is just as valuable as the first half...
Joe Sugarman seminar...
By the way, here's Joe Sugarman's ad for one of his seminars, for those who want to have a look...
Joe Sugarman Seminar Ad
(Click on the image on that page to see it as a PDF, which is big-enough-to-read...)
Re: Joe Sugarman Told Me That *Focus* & *Control* Are Important
Your post reminded me of my all-time favorite Sugarman ad.
Joe Sugarman, JS&A catalog:
Nuclear Mail Box
It will survive nuclear explosion or we'll refund double its cost. If you own a rural mail box and your home was nuked, it is highly unlikely that your mail box would survive. Who'd care anyway, right?
But, let's say you owned a typical rural mail box and your home wasn't nuked. Chances are that your mail box would rust within a year, corrode something horrible within two and have to be replaced within three. That's a three-year life if the neighborhood kids didn't smash it with their bats, explode firecrackers inside or blast it with a 22-caliber rifle.
Mail boxes are abused by people and weather and are made so poorly that they must be constantly replaced.
Enter George Korycan.
Like many Americans, George owned and replaced mail boxes. And like many Americans, George got fed up replacing them.
So one day he sat down in his workshop and built the strongest, heaviest, most corrosion-proof mail box ever built on the face of this earth.
And when he presented it to us, we loved it.
The Nuclear mail box is built to U.S. Post Office specifications. Its metal is 1/8" thick galvanized steel plate - enough to stop a bullet from ten feet.
Before painting, each galvanized surface is first cleaned with acid and then each box is primed, sanded and then spray painted several times with battleship silver paint to give it a rust proof and hard finish that should never need replacing.
The mail box piano wire hinge goes across the entire width of the box to let you smoothly open the door. The red flag is made of .063" steel and protected just like the other components. Compare the 22 pound "tank" to the typical one-pound mail box you can buy at your hardware store for up to $20.
The U.S. Postal Service took six months to approve the Nuclear mail box. They put it through every test they could, including their 50-hour salt spray torture test and the appearance of the paint did not change. They had never seen a box like it before.
Owning a Nuclear mail box has several advantages. First, it's probably the last mail box you'll ever have to buy. Secondly, the mail box is weatherproof - and won't blow open the door, moisture can't penetrate it and your mail will always be safe and dry. And each mail box includes a limited five-year warranty.
Order the Nuclear mail box and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that if anything ever happened to your home, or your city, at least you'll be able to get our catalogs.
Mail Box (9001A 10.00)...... $99
Thanks Dennis - I had Never Seen The Nuclear Mailbox Ad
My mailbox was just knocked off it's post by someone wleding a baseball
I put it back with Bungee Cords.
Not sure how long it will last.
I am a prospect for the "Nuclear Mailbox."
Too bad they - probably do not make them anymore.
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