Most great peop…

24 10 2013

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

Napoleon Hill

Wealth is Now!

24 01 2013

The best condition in life is not to be so rich as to be envied nor so poor as to be damned.

— Josh Billings


I have always felt this way!  It would be nice to have enough money to be able to enjoy travel, and some of the other fine things in life….but not too much to where people everywhere know who you are and envy your position.  I guess the challenge in life is to find happiness in your life, regardless of where you are on the scale of wealth.

It’s when we begin to envy or desire wealth or the “finer” things in life, that money becomes the root of evil.  Let’s strive to be happy with the position in life that we are facing right now.  We can strive to improve the position we are in, but don’t loose perspective and think happiness is at the next pay level.  My 2 cents today!

Success is Earned

16 05 2012

Can you be successful without work?  No!  It seems to me that in this day and age, the work ethic we have in this country would be disappointing to our ancestors.  A lot of us coast along in life without trying to really succeed.  It is easier to just be happy with where we are at then to earn success.

If you take most of the richest people in the world, they have worked their tails off to earn their success.  Yes, some of them have inherited fortunes and those aren’t necessarily the ones I’m talking about.  They received their fortune because their parents worked their tails off.  My point is this.

If you or somebody you know wants to be successful, it requires dedication and a solid work ethic.  Keep on grinding and eventually you will see the fruits of your labor.  I have created a program to help people create their own business, and earn money up front to help motivate them to do so.  What would an extra $400 do for you?  What about earning $1200 in 3 months with an income of $800 a month after that?  If you’d like to see what I have to offer, email me at!

If not, keep on working hard and success is yours to be had!

Price of Wealth

7 05 2012

I am constantly amazed at the response created by money.  If I were to stand in the street and throw $100 bills into the air, what kind of response would I get?  People clambering to get themselves one or more of those precious bills.  There might be some fighting or at least anger created over them too.  It would be like releasing a pack of lions into a butcher shop.

Is that what kind of people we are at our core?  Are we just tame wild animal’s?  Tame from day to day, but when something like money is involved we allow ourselves to become wild and uncontrollable?  The reason I bring this up, is because I’ve heard stories and seen families literally torn apart because of “earthly” possessions.  Is it really worth it?  Should we let relationships with family, friends, or anyone we care about deteriorate because of something like money or possessions?

I would write my typical “No” response above, because I feel it’s a no brainer…….but I don’t think everyone would agree with that statement.  The phrase that comes to mind at this point is, “it’s not how you act, but how you react!”  I think you can tell more about a person by the way they react then you can by how they act.  People are very good at portraying the person they want everyone to think they are.  But when something happens and you react out of instinct, that is a more true portrayal of the type of person you are.  At least in my opinion.

If you throw the almighty dollar into the mix, it is likely to bring to the surface everyone’s core personality.  The old saying “money is the root of all evil.” doesn’t paint the whole picture.  Money can be used to benefit and enrich lives, the pursuit of money at all cost is in itself evil.  The love or lust of money over family, friends, or others is also evil.  Do I love money?  Why yes I do.  Would I put money over my family, or even friends?  No way!

My point today is this.  Don’t allow yourselves to have money make the person you are!  Money can be used to benefit your life, but don’t let it control you.  If you see that money is causing contention in your personal life, try to look at the other aspects of your life and you will see it’s not worth the drama.

Let money bless your life and the lives of those around you, but don’t let it take over your life.  When you look back on your life when you know you are coming to the end……don’t let your story be all about the benjamins!


Gaining Wealth?!?

4 05 2012

Wealth can mean different things to different people.  But the most common use of wealth is related to money.  You can also have a wealth of knowledge.  The greatest wealth I think you can have is experiences.  The more things you can experience in life the more wealthy you are.  If you have loads of money, but have spent your entire life working and not enjoying what’s going on around you….is that wealth?  Yes, in terms of money.  But No in terms of life enriching experience.  So I strive to experience culture, nature, and of course time with my family.  Money can be a great power, but the pursuit of it shouldn’t consume our lives and limit our ability to gain a wealthy life!

Just thought this would be a good topic heading into the weekend!  Enjoy!

What’s your Concern?

3 05 2012

When somebody approaches you and says they are in MLM why do you instantly shut down?  What’s your concern?  Have you been involved in an MLM and been burned?  Have you not made money like the person who brought you in promised you would?  What is it that hold’s you back from taking control of your own life and building a business that can be passed on from generation to generation?

This article is honestly more of a curiosity poll then a deep thought article.  If you are one of my followers or have found me for the first time, I haven’t hid that I am involved in an MLM.  I’m a Shaklee Distributor to be exact.  I live in Salt Lake City, Utah the MLM mecca of the world.  It’s almost like every “new” MLM that comes out is based here in Utah.  So as I’m sure you can guess, a lot of people have been burned or even just burned out on the idea of an MLM business.  So for those of you out there that have had good or bad experiences with an MLM please share.  Because I’m curious what the majority of people’s concern is with this industry.

If the idea of being your own boss, making your own hours, and the possibility of making as much if not way more money then you do now doesn’t make you curious what would?  Isn’t the goal in most people’s business lives to “move up the ladder?”  But every rung of the ladder has a boss telling you what to do, unless you are the owner of the company.  Why not “move up the ladder” while building your own business and being your own boss?  Yes, it is hard!  That is something that should be pretty obvious, because is it easy to move up the ladder in your company?  

Please comment about your thoughts on MLM.  I am very interested to hear what all of you have to say.  So don’t be shy!  Shoot me a comment and let the discussion begin!  


Money Pit?

12 03 2012

What’s your money pit?  Do you like to eat out, play golf, go to the spa, shop, etc?  We all have something that we can consider our money pit.  What’s yours?  What can you do about it?  These are just a few questions that should be asked regularly.  Why?  I think it keeps you in check with reality, and gives you a clear picture of exactly how much money you are feeding into the “pit!”

For me, I have a few things that I would consider my money pits.  So if you only have one pit, consider yourself lucky!  I have two pits burning a hole in my pocket.  #1 is my vehicle obsession.  I change vehicles too often, and it doesn’t stop there.  I enjoy modding my vehicles.  Here is a picture of my 2007 Mini Cooper S that claimed a lot of my cash.


After that car, I had a BMW 135i which I didn’t do too much too, because it was too dang expensive!  Now this is my current vehicle pit.  A 2012 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon.


On top of the vehicle pit, I also really enjoy my Xbox 360 games.  A $59.99 game doesn’t seem bad, until you look in your entertainment center and see 15-20 games.  Yes they are purchased over a period of time, but that is a lot of money when you think about it.  My recent favorite game series is Assassin’s Creed.  I have loved every installment and look forward to Assassin’s Creed III.


So what would you put in your “money pit?”  I enjoy the item’s in my money pits, but have tried to be more aware of the cost associated with those hobbies.  In so doing, it has given me a better view of where the money flows.  Having hobbies is important, because it gives you an arena for you to enjoy something special to you.  But the point being, don’t let it get out of your grasp and start costing you too much.  Set limits, and find ways to save for items you would like.

I am constantly trying to reteach myself some of these things, because let’s be honest….I enjoy spending my money!  I only know a few people that don’t have that same problem.  Are you like me, or are you what I call a saver?