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The Box business

My friend Dan Miller wrote a brilliant piece today entitled “Serving Customers or Making Cars?” In it he talks about how many businesses are more focused on creating demand for their products instead of truly listening to the customers’ needs. IE…the American auto industry that continues to pump out cars with a 5-year life span instead of high quality ones. Gotta keep ‘em coming back, eh?



It really made me thing about The Box business. A while ago, I wrote about how Vincent Van… Continue

Added by Theresa on November 11, 2008 at 7:41am — 2 Comments

Faith-Based Millionaires: How Did They Get Here?



Those who possess faith and wealth commonly share 12 essential habits. I write about these habits in The Faith-Based Millionaire: How to Unlock Wealth by Placing Principles before Profits. I am often asked how faith-based millionaires ended up where they are today. I will share some tips that faith-based investors use to become millionaires. These three tips involve common sense, balance, and single-mindedness. Most of all, they follow biblical… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on November 10, 2008 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

How to get a chicken

Living with “The Gift” creates many opportunities for memorable moments. Like this weekend.



Jay and Daniel take a drive out of town to pick up his riding lawnmower that we stored at a friend’s house. On the way back Shiny Object Syndrome kicked in while they were driving past a flea market. (For the uninitiated in my world, Shiny Object Syndrome, or SOS for short, is the tendency to be distracted suddenly by any shiny object.)



I imagine it sounded something like this: “Hey… Continue

Added by Theresa on November 9, 2008 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

History on Amway - I am not an Amway distributor

When discussing Amway most people think Pyramid. Amway is not by definition a pyramid scheme. It is an MLM or Network marketing company. So what's the difference?



Pyramid - According to Wikipedia "A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves the exchange of money primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, without any product or service being delivered." Pyramid's are illegal.



Amway was investigated back in 1979 by the FTC to… Continue

Added by Kevin Metzger on November 9, 2008 at 2:14pm — No Comments

NURSING BURNOUT

Is it possible to have nursing burnout after only two years? I haven't even reached two years yet, but I am already on my way. You would think with all the talk about the nursing shortage that the hospital's would just be begging you to work. I find that in my area that is just not the case. You work what they want you to and that is that. I work three twelve hour shifts, which I agreed to, at the time not knowing how hard it was going to be on my family. I have since ask if only I could work… Continue

Added by Donna Land on November 8, 2008 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Make money with your writing.

Do you have content the can be useful to others? Want to make money writing? Check out HubPages.com !

-Eli

Added by Eli Salem on November 8, 2008 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

5 Ways to Align Your Faith and Your Finances

Don't think an organized group can put its money where its values are and accomplish big things?



Here is a recent example:

"Together with allies in the Catholic and Protestant churches, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) was one of the main ingredients in Proposition 8's success. The Mormon Church's donations, estimated at roughly $22 million, fueled the hundreds of ad placements across the state that ultimately tipped the scales in the amendment's… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on November 8, 2008 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

A Few Things I Learned Facilitating My First 48 Days Workshop

If you think Coaching is right for you but are apprehensive due to your lack of experience, teaching a 48 Days Workshop in front of some live bodies could help you find out. I do not think it matters if it is two or three or a large group, several things could happen in the process.



1. Dan makes this program very user friendly and the Leadership Pack walks you right through the process. In other words anyone can do it. It should eliminate the fear of not knowing everything about… Continue

Added by Pierce Marrs on November 7, 2008 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

Last Call?

No...not for drinks. For the FREE book offer:



Here is a last minute reminder. Friday Midnight is the deadline.



I will release a chapter a day of my new book "The Faith-Based Investor. - Growing, Protecting, and Sharing Wealth in an Uncertain Economy" to anyone who simply asks.



This is the 2nd book in the Faith-Based Millionaire Series. The Faith-Based Millionaire (the first in the series) was endorsed by Dan Miller who wrote the foreword as… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on November 6, 2008 at 9:49pm — 4 Comments


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An Obama Nation?

No matter which way you voted, this has been such a pivotal election in history. Let me first say that I am proud of the way that both McCain and Obama have handled this. In Kenya, President MwaiKibaki declared a public holiday on Thursday in honor of Obama's election victory. Across the globe, people stayed up all night or woke early to watch the results come in: "Your victory has demonstrated that no person anywhere in the world should not dare to dream of wanting to change the world for a… Continue

Added by Ashley Logsdon on November 5, 2008 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Office Live Small Business - Another Option

Microsoft Office Live Small Business – Another Option



An option for the small business owner with limited financial resources and desiring a Web presence with a little extra is Microsoft Office live Small Business (http://smallbusiness.officelive.com/ ). This suite of Web-base tools offered with different features can meet this need through its basic option. The feature to have a custom domain name…
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Added by Ava Warner on November 4, 2008 at 10:14pm — 5 Comments

Reason #4 for not Making $100,000 in Your Business

Having only one source of referrals



I coach with many coaches across the country to help them build their practices. A common problem most of them have in their business is having only one source of referrals. Many of the Dave Ramsey coaches I talk with rely solely on Dave’s company to send them all of their referrals. This is also a problem that I see not only in services businesses, but also with businesses selling traditional products.



As a Certified Dave Ramsey… Continue

Added by Justin Lukasavige on November 4, 2008 at 7:25pm — No Comments

The Fuel That Drives Your Business

The wrong question to be asking is “how do I get started”?



Anyone can start anything.



Getting on the bike and rounding out a couple of revolutions was a piece of cake. Finding your balance and keeping the thing going was another skill unto itself.



It’s the same in building a successful set of income streams on the internet.



You can pick a niche, find a market, put up a web site, all very quickly, but what is going to keep you going with your idea six… Continue

Added by Scott N. Smith on November 4, 2008 at 10:06am — 2 Comments

DON'T PANIC

By Victor and Laura Encinas





I highly recommend reading Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy during these times of economic uncertainty. At worst, it's quirky, Britishly dry humor will irritate you and you can have the satisfaction of throwing it across the room. At best, you may enjoy laughing so hard you hiccup, which you probably haven't done since your best friend in high school drank milk through a straw with his nose.… Continue

Added by Victor Encinas on November 3, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Strategic Quitting

As a group, by far most entrepreneurs are generally optimistic folks. Sure, they get down from time to time like most of us. However, periodic disappointment is usually supplanted by the hope of possibility due to one main reason -- perseverance. Successful entrepreneurs, when faced with a challenge, understand deeply that fortitude often brings success.



I've found in my life, as a corporate leader and now entrepreneur / small business owner for the past six years, that a bad day at… Continue

Added by Chuck Bowen on November 3, 2008 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

The Game of Life!

What Really Matters in the Game of Life?



Have you ever played The Game of Life? This board game was originally created in 1861 by Milton Bradley. The game consists of a track, on which players travel by spinning a small wheel with spaces numbered 1 through 10, located in the middle of the board. As you make your way around the board, you choose careers, get married, have kids, buy properties, make investments, and pay taxes all like the real game of life. The game in many ways sums… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on November 3, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment


Group Leader
What is your Bright Light?

What is your bright light? I was looking through my emails, and through a chain of links, ended up on a website called BringLight.com. It got me thinking yet again about the power of positive thinking. It seems the past two weeks I’ve been inundated with emails from poor souls who don’t have any passion in their lives, or don’t know how to dream. How did we all become stuck in a world with no hope?

Do we really have no hope, or is the problem in our own perspective? Life balance is… Continue

Added by Ashley Logsdon on November 2, 2008 at 1:38pm — No Comments


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Don't Swallow an Elephant

I'm a person who craves change-I love new adventures and challenges. Sometimes, though, it can seem pretty overwhelming. Have you ever had those moments where you just feel like you're trying to get a handle on something impossible-like trying to swallow an elephant? Remember that even elephants can be cut up to bite-size pieces. Okay, that is too graphic and gross for my vegetarian tastes, but you get the picture.



Remember that there are SEVEN key areas in your life: Family,… Continue

Added by Ashley Logsdon on November 2, 2008 at 1:37pm — No Comments

The GOOD!!! The Bad!! and The Ugly! - AMWAY

Interestingly enough the founding company of the Network Marketing, or MLM industry has all three.



So I'm interested, What do you think about Amway?

What do you believe Amway's reputation to be?

Let me know if you do any network Marketing and how you position yourself to deal with these topics with your customers?

If your a network marketer do you understand the history of the founding company of your industry?



Please leave your thoughts in the comments… Continue

Added by Kevin Metzger on November 2, 2008 at 9:35am — 3 Comments

FREE BOOK OFFER: Is Jay Out of His Mind?

To the 48 Days Best and Brightest:



Starting next week for a ten day period, you can preview a new book I am working on absolutely FREE. You read that right! I am giving away the farm! Has Jay lost his mind? This is a book that will sell for $29.99. This is insane! I can't believe I am writing this. Even Kevin Miller is going to think I've gone mad...



I am so excited about this material...I want it in your hands right away. Before it goes to my editor. (She's going to kill… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on November 1, 2008 at 6:28pm — 5 Comments

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