Category Archives: Financial Independence

Decision Making Process

Logical Steps to Decision Making.

Decision Making

This post is about the importance of the decision making process…and how it affects our lives! Most would agree that good, sound decision-making will lead to much better conclusions and a better lifestyle than sloppy,  risky, whimsical, so-what methods.  I submit that you can significantly improve your financial status and overall quality of your lifestyle by employing good decision-making! Have you ever considered this topic seriously? Have you ever had a course in decision making? I am pleased to say that I have on several occasions.

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There are many scientific methods that you can select to identify and use to reach good decisions however most of the time we use our emotions and feelings about the situation or opportunity in order to reach a decision or action. The first question that we face particularly in a buying decision is “do I have a need”….and that is a very logical question… but only if you answer this question correctly. If you answer it incorrectly then your first decision is a very poor one and it can be very costly to you. We see people go to the auto dealership and buy into very expensive automobiles…many times when they didn’t have a need for the expensive model however wanted “to feel good” or wanted “to display a status of success” or other emotional reason. Obviously they were not driven by logical needs, they were driven by emotional reasons.

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Buying Decision Process

This emotional process can very often cloud the “real needs” that we have and therefore many times as a result we make poor decisions about how we should proceed. I believe strongly that for any area of expertise in which you are not an expert, that you should call upon professionals who can give you advice and training if necessary, on that particular topic, and then you are much better equipped to make better decisions. For important decisions about your financial independence I highly recommend that you employ a highly qualified team of well qualified financial advisors to assist you in financial planning, CPA’s for your tax preparation, law firms for your legal needs, an insurance agent that truly understands all aspects of risk management, doctors for your medical needs, and business consultants for helping you to grow your business.22436437_1

The rationale for this team of professionals is that each of these professional specialties are well-trained and educated to give you the best of advice and full range of alternatives so that you, yes you and not them, can make the best decisions in your own interests. I further believe strongly that all of these professionals should be selected well in advance of any crisis or critical need so that you avoid the potential mistakes of making last-minute quick decisions that may not prove to be the right ones. Critical circumstances can occur at any time in all of these areas, and the prudent, responsible individual and family leaders will have prepared themselves well in advance.

I would welcome your thoughts on these beliefs and recommendations.

Dan Norris
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Would You Support This?

After devoting my post to “Tax Reform - Can It Be Done?” yesterday I was very pleased to visit Neal Boortz blog site today to find that Neal was up at 3:30 a.m. this morning writing the post below. I was among the millions of Americans who listened to Neal on his morning talk show for many years…and I for one miss he and his friends on that show tremendously. The day was brighter listening to this former attorney give us his very honest assessments of reality and humor.

To the point, it seems that many people are contacting Neal Boortz and asking him to take up the cause to do a great service for this country…that is…get “The Fair Tax” enacted now. The timing is right! And you can read Neal’s primary concerns in his blog post today. Neal plans to meet soon with John Linder, retired Congressman and co-author of two books with Neal on “The Fair Tax“.

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The Fair Tax Book

I ask you to seriously consider how your personal support of getting “The Fair Tax” passed in this country could benefit you, your family, heirs, friends, and all citizens of America. This is a very simple to understand proposal…in fact you are already doing it everyday when you go to the grocery store. If you will invest a few minutes in reading about the overwhelming benefits that would accrue to our economy, our lifestyles and our freedom from political control, you will thank Neal and John for the rest of your lives…saying this was the greatest thing that ever happened to our country. To get started in your support I recommend that you join Neal’s Nuze and let he and John Linder know how you feel…clearly and often! I think this country’s citizens need a cause to unite them into one country rather than the current two…I believe this can be the motivation to bring us all together again…if we can just get the uninformed to stop for a minute and help improve themselves and their lifestyles as well.

God Bless America! Here is Neal’s blog post for today…

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Posted: 8:36 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013   By Neal Boortz

Pardon me while I rant for a while…with a purpose.

Leo Linbeck Jr. passed away last week.  Some of you know his name; most of you do not.  Considering the current news about the gross misuse of the IRS by the 0bama Administration, the name should be important to you.

It was Leo Linbeck, along with Bob Trotter and Robert McNeil, who pulled together about $22 million dollars to fund a study on how to reform our destructive tax system in the United States.  McNeil, the owner of the Houston Oilers NFL team, is the only surviving member of the group. These three should be remembered as true American heroes and patriots.

Linbeck and his friends hired accountants, economists, financial experts, political scientists and other experts in government and business to develop an alternative to our current tax system.  Researchers came from such prestigious institutions as Harvard and MIT.  Focus groups were formed to listen to the various plans being considered.  A member of one such focus group, after hearing the details of the tax reform plan being considered, said “now that’s a fair tax.”  The name was born, and The FairTax was introduced as a bill in congress by Georgia Congressman John Linder.

Never, in the entire history of the Congress of the United States, has any legislation been introduced backed by so much research — and that, by the way, includes ObamaCare.

Congressman Linder and I wrote “The FairTax Book” eight years ago in 2005.  It debuted No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller’s List.  A book about TAXES … No. 1.  That shouldn’t happen, but it did … showing the hunger that existed in the American public for some way to get rid of the IRS and simplify our federal tax system; change it from one that discourages and punishes achievement, to one that rewards work and protects every families ability to provide for their own basic needs before funding our bloated and often-wasteful federal government.  Two years later Linder and I, along with now-Congressman Rob Woodall, wrote another book, “FairTax, The Truth, Answering the Critics”  This one came out as No. 2.  The public’s appetite for true and meaningful tax reform was still strong. Read more…

 

 

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Tax Reform - Can It Be Done?

I write this Blog post tonight with concerns and fears that  government and IRS representatives will seek me out to question my patriotism and my political preferences for expressing these opinions.  I am really embarrassed to admit this however our country is not the same as it used to be. My choices for government are smaller size rather than larger, fiscal budgeting, much less spending and more constraint, adherence to the Constitution and Laws of the land, avoidance of waste, and changing the tax code to be fair to every citizen as opposed to favoring specific sectors of the economy as it does now. The IRC and the Legal System give political parties in this country incredible amounts of power that can be wielded to control political opinion, businesses, and the population as a whole. We know that either party can be in power at one time or another and citizens should not fear that any government is going to penalize them for free speech. Free speech is the pillar of our democracy!

As I consider all of the possible actions that we could take to make this country a better

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Justice In Our Tax System

place to live, my favorite is Tax Reform. Why? The reasons are many.

Our government controls each citizen with the current legal Internal Revenue Code. The Internal Revenue Code consists of thousands of pages of regulations and can be viewed online in its entirety at http://www.fourmilab.ch/uscode/26usc . Several thousand lobbyists, businesses, special interest groups, labor groups, individuals and others are constantly trying to accomplish changes to the IRC to benefit their causes.
Changes are accomplished through the Congress and Senate and this gives the power to members of those legislative branches.  The President approves or disapproves the laws and the Supreme Court decides the Constitutionality of those laws passed.

According to the IRS in 2008 there were a bit over 142 million individual tax returns filed. There are many estimates as to how much time it takes on average to file a return. I will not enter into that arena of guessing however I bet it averages more than 10 hours per person. There are also 1.3 million accountants employed in the business of filing tax returns. Some guesses have been made as high as a total of 6.2 billion hours go into tax preparation and filings although this is an estimate.

To me it would be much better if the government did not have any controls over it’s citizens. I always thought that the citizens should have control over the government??? Have we given up on this right? How do we get our country back? By changing our tax code for one!

For years I have followed proponents of the FAIR TAX.  I really like the idea as it would be fair to everyone who buys anything, it takes cash businesses out of the darkness, there would be no Internal Revenue Code and no filing of individual income taxes…which means a very strongly reduced IRS with limited power. How nice would that be? If you haven’t heard of this yet…I hope that you will do some reading…John Linder and Neal Boortz are the proponents of this Bill and have published several books on The Fair Tax…The Fair Tax Book: Saying Goodbye to the Income Tax and the IRS [Paperback] Neal Boortz , John Linder

The Fair Tax Act

First proposed in Congress in 1999, the Fair Tax Act has since been re-introduced at the beginning of each new congressional session. Some of the most respected federal lawmakers have signed on to help sponsor this bill each time a new congressional session begins. Georgia’s Saxby Chambliss helped sponsor this bill in the Senate, while Georgia Rep. John Linder did so in the House. While this bill hasn’t been passed, it is gaining new sponsors every year.  Read more: The Fair Tax Act | eHow http://www.ehow.com/about_6668942_fair-tax-act.html#ixzz2VlWQCOu9

We could do our country and it’s citizens a tremendous service by understanding how a flat tax would work and to realize all the advantages that are available to us. Are you interested?

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Big Brother is watching you!

What a week for our country! Everyday seems to offer a startling revelation about the unbelievable political activities going on in this the greatest country in the world.  What is going on in our country is totally upside down from that which I have known throughout my entire lifetime! Do you feel the same way? Are you as concerned as I am? I am very proud to be an American and I am proud of this country.

I am very concerned about the Constitutional Rights that our Patriots and millions of military men and women have fought and died for since 1775 are now being given up to satisfy the political goals by those wanting more power while giving up your and my freedoms! And they do it without even being honest with us about what they are doing.

As a result of an administration that is refusing to be honest with the American people we have now multiple government abuses of power including…

All of this is occurring in a supposed democracy or republic where the majority of the major media outlets refuse to report the truth to the American Public. These include at least ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN.  These supposed “professional news media” consistently practice biased reporting and avoidance of reporting in favor of the current administration…and have done so for many years. This media has one set of standards for the liberal agenda and another for the conservative agenda. The only TV station that practices professional reporting is FOX News. And thank goodness for radio talk show hosts and the blog media.

Four brave Americans killed in Benghazi including an American Ambassador on American soil…with our military being ordered not to respond…the Secretary of State has not taken responsibility… and the President has yet to reveal what he was doing from 5 pm on 9-11 throughout the night…amazingly different from the photo-op provided during the Bin-Laden killing. And the irony of the situation is that the President and Secretary of State lied and blamed this event on a video…and the person that created the video is still in jail. Why the cover-up other than to get re-elected?

We have proof now of the IRS taking actions to stop conservative actions to begin 501 C4 organizations for non-profit political actions…as of this weekend the trail leads back to Washington…contrary to the statements of IRS leadership so far.

The criminal investigation and monitoring of the Fox and AP news media with the attorney general telling congress we would never do that…knowing full well that he had signed the order to have this done…and the President has from the beginning attacked Fox News for not agreeing with his credibility, background, qualifications and believability.

And now we hear this week that the NSA…National Security Agency is monitoring more than 100 million citizens telephones as well as much of the social media and internet server…Yahoo…Google…et al…industry are providing data collected to the government. The culture and intimidation shown in the “Fast and Furious” investigation was just the beginning of arrogance and disregard for the Constitution shown by this Administration. The Federal Government filing suit against the State of Arizona over immigration issues is also unbelievable.

And also this week the Susan Rice appointment as National Security Advisor…the person who delivered the known untrue message to the American people through all the media. Do you trust her?

Our government controls us as citizens in this country through our “legal system” and our “tax system”.  It is my opinion that neither of these systems as well as the socialistic, no constraint spend as much as you can political leaders, are acting in the best interests of the citizens of this country. How do you feel about this? Do you agree? Do you disagree?

Do you remember this movie?

Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four)  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Big Brother is a fictional character in George Orwell‘s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is the enigmatic dictator of Oceania, a totalitarian state taken to its utmost logical consequence – where the ruling Party wields total power for its own sake over the inhabitants. Read more…

Who is protecting your rights? I know who is protecting mine.

I believe that we as citizens must make our voices heard to our elected representatives.

Dan Norris
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“The Magic Of Thinking Big”

Hello Weekend Warriors…welcome! The message tonight is to give you some great music to enjoy and also to introduce you to my primary mentor professor at Georgia State University…Dr. David J. Schwartz…the author of a tremendously popular book…

“The Magic Of Thinking Big”

The weekend music is now up on my blog…if you will go to the “MUSIC” tab up top you will find some 15 posts with about 6 great songs on each post…you can play these songs while you read my blog posts…if you like. In any case I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Hello to my loyal readers and newcomers-welcome!..thank you for coming to visit my site…I sincerely appreciate your doing so! I also hope that you had a great week!…and that you are happy with the progress that you made this week towards your personal and financial goals….I know that you have them…or else you would not be stopping by and looking in at at my posts.

I do appreciate your coming to visit…and I really would like your comments as to how you feel about this or that, what you like or don’t like, and what you would like to read more of about…thank you in advance…if you don’t want to publish what you are thinking then just go to my contact page and get in touch any of several ways.

Be happy!

Enjoy your weekend!

My week was very satisfying in terms of progress against goals that I had…I was about to publish my book last week on Amazon and lo and behold…a wonderful professional graphics artist in Vancouver, BC, contacted me saying she would enjoy working with me and that she would like to design my book cover front and back. Such an offer I could not refuse…and working with she and my attraction marketing mentor…the book has moved up several quality notches…Edwin Cabrera in Virginia believes in the “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson…and I recommend it to you as well. Deanna Everrt, as professional marketer and graphics artist designing my book cover and copy is far beyond my wildest dreams. I have found the proverbial goal mine of talent with Ann Sieg’s Renegade Marketing and wherever I look there is somebody ready to help me get to the next step…a higher level….a greater degree of achievement…more satisfaction of helping people get what they want…this is what it is all about. Being a loner in a small business can be challenging. Being a team member accessing all levels of expertise is far more effective.

Have a grear weekend!

Make others happy!

As you help other people achieve their goals, your dreams will come true. You and I both know this. Just wanted to speak with you personally this Friday night to share my feelings. And yes, I know that I am always proposing something to you…however…keep in mind that it may very well benefit you if you took advantage of some of my offers.

I have a very special free offer for you this weekend….a $20 value book that has brought me millions of dollars….probably the first and most motivational book ever for me from one of my college professors…google him and see what I mean…Dr. David Schwartz, PhD and motivational marketer….author of “The Magic of Thinking Big”….plus others…but if you will send me an email to dannorris42@gmail.com….I will surprise you with a bonus for reading this. Have a great weekend.

Dan Norris

Legal Solutions For Everyday Life Events! #5

Thank you! From all indications many readers are enjoying recent posts on “everyday real life occurrences that required legal solutions!” It is no wonder! A recent study showed that 67% of the American population had never heard of legal plans as they are described in this post.

I encourage your comments and questions! I really enjoy writing about the topics that my readers like most to read about. Here are some more examples of “everyday real life events that required legal solutions”!

‘REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day - Gun Rights?:
David Bruerd    April 15th

“I inherited a WW2 9mm German Luger from my father when he passed away in 1999. I keep

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Gun Rights?

it in a locked display case in my home and realized it wasn’t registered and hasn’t been for probably 30 years. So I called my provider law firm to find out what my rights and obligations were under Oregon Law and what I needed to do to register the handgun especially with all angst in the air about gun rights. Read More!

 

‘REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day - 24/7:
David Bruerd   March 12th

“I used my 24/7 LegalShield services recently on a Saturday afternoon because I was being

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Law Firm On-Call 24/7

questioned by an officer for an investigation in another jurisdiction. Within seconds my attorney was on the line to answer my questions and advised me to call the other jurisdiction and tell them ‘my attorney advised me’ to have you come to my house or do it over the phone. I haven’t heard from the officer or police department since. Having access over a weekend to an attorney is an awesome thing. Thanks LegalShield.”

 

‘REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day - Advocacy:
David Bruerd April 18th

“I love LegalShield. My daughter and her fiancé moved to a 2-bedroom house in Turlock,

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CA. Last Friday, they had an electrical fire in the kitchen. The landlord promised he would fix the stove. He kept putting it off. They couldn’t cook in the house, and had to use the BBQ. She called our law firm today. The attorney called the landlord. She has a new oven. Said he came right out and put it in about an hour after she talked to the attorney.”

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If you want to know more, just go to the top right of this page and request a free copy of the book…10 Reasons Why You Must Have An Attorney On Retainer At All Times…For Less Than $1 Per Day.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Dan Norris
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Legal Solutions For Everyday Life Events! #4

You may wonder why I continue posting “everyday real life occurrences that required legal solutions!”

The reasons are that I am trying to inform you and ask you to acknowledge that 1) some legal needs occur without warning, 2) that some events can be very damaging to you and your family, 3) that legal costs can be very expensive, 4) that you must not lose your rights because you do not know what to do, and 5) you need to know the best options that you have to deal with issues. Once we all appreciate the importance of these facts then we will be much more willing to take actions to protect yourselves and your loved ones.

There is no greater teacher than personal experience. Fortunately in my lifetime I have had the privilege of accessing the legal system more than (50) times both with and without the benefit of high quality, experienced legal counsel. Never again will I be without a competent legal firm to call upon for all the great advice and counsel that they can give.

Here are some more examples for you to consider..

‘REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day - Back Taxes
David Bruerd       June 3

“My son was dealing with a $13,000 IRS audit issue. He called his LegalShield Law Firm here

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Back Taxes

in California. They informed him of his rights, and how they could help him. They walked

him through the paperwork and reviewed all documents. The settlement offer came in the mail today. His bill to the IRS of $13,000 is now $1,000. The service that was provided to my son was covered under his $17 a month membership. Thank you LegalShield!!! This service just saved him $12,000.”

‘Real Results’ Story of the Day: Bankruptcy
David Bruerd        July 20, 2010

“I would like to thank you for your help in preparing my paperwork for my bankruptcy. I was pleased that everything was handled in a quick manner and with no problems. You

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Bankruptcy

explained everything to me and reassured me that things will run smooth, and they did. I thank you for the time and effort put forth on my case. I had planned on only keeping my Pre-Paid Legal Services a short time after my bankruptcy was final. Now I plan on keeping it for a long time and hope to continue having you as my counsel.”

 

‘REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day - Tire Repair:
David Bruerd September 18, 2012

“I once took my car to [car repair place] to get my two front tires replaced. 3 months later

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Tire Repair

each tire had a bubble (very dangerous, can lead to a blow out on the road).

I immediately took my car back to [car repair place] to take a look, explain how this could have happened so quickly (I’ve had used tires last longer), and refund my money. …

The “guy in charge” had a blatant attitude, but he took a look.

After giving the tires a once over, he pretty much told me that it was all my fault and I need to watch where and how I drive to avoid as many potholes as possible.

I didn’t argue. I simply called Legal Shield.

Lo and behold, not even a week later (4 days to be exact), I received a call from that same “guy in charge” telling me that he received a correspondence from my law firm and he invited me back to retrieve my refund as soon as I got the chance.

My mouth immediately dropped almost in disbelief of how much power i really have in my back pocket.”See More

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So have you ever had anything similar happen to you? Surely you believe that it could happen to you…at any time…and none of these events were planned, expected or wanted.

Or, if you want to know more, just go to the top right of this page and request a free copy of the book…10 Reasons Why You Must Have An Attorney On Retainer At All Times…For Less Than  $1 Per Day.

This is about protecting you and your family. I am hopeful that you find this information helpful and worthwhile.

Dan Norris
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Legal Solutions For Everyday Life Events! #3

This is my 3rd consecutive post about everyday real life occurrences that required legal solutions!

The reality is that just as we do not know if and when we might become ill, if and when wemight become involved in an automobile accident, as well as other risk areas…we never know if and when we may need the services of a law firm having attorneys with expertise and experience in many different fields of law.   Let’s look at some more examples of how legal representation helped these individuals…

REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day - ANYWHERE in the U.S.:
David Bruerd      November 5, 2012

“We hear about frivolous lawsuits and see them on TV, but we never think they will happen to us… While in college my part-time business started booming and instead of spending all the money, I did what I thought was the responsible thing and paid off thousands of dollars in credit card debt I’d accumulated as a student. Several years later I was shocked to receive

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Anywhere in the U.S.

an invitation to court from one of the credit card companies. They were coming after me for a debt that I had already paid off and I needed legal representation in court. The cost of

hiring an attorney could have easily been greater than the cost of the frivolous debt and representing myself was out of the question since I felt like I had no evidence from so many years prior. I thank God for my friend Dana who had already enrolled me for LegalShield. Not only was my issue resolved, but the cost of having my attorney represent me in court was 100% covered by LegalShield. I will recommend LegalShield to everyone I know!”See More

‘REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day - ANYWHERE in the U.S.:
David Bruerd       November 1, 2012

“Yay! I got to squeeze more value out of my LegalShield membership again! Like many business owners I was solicited to advertise in a fundraising print that may or may not have been a profitable business decision. Either way, if Oprah can use attorneys for contract reviews before she signs… so can I. After I requested the company t…o email me their

contract, I forwarded it to LegalShield for review. After speaking with my Washington law firm, they said the contract was under Oregon jurisdiction because that’s where the ad company was located… my business attorney forwarded the docs to my Oregon law firm who was very thorough and pleasantly warned me of 3 stipulations in their contract, one of

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No matter where I need help

which, was a standard sentence missing from the contract that could have cost me more the original ad fee. Wow! Every business owner should have this! I didn’t get a bill, co-pay, nothing… I’m a member & my membership is current, they didn’t know my bank account balance but my attorneys treated me like Oprah and saved me from making a big mistake. Thanks again LegalShield.”See More

‘REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day - Ohh NO You Don’t:
(Illinois Provider Firm recovers $1,529.39… $0 Fee to Member )
David Bruerd November 8, 2012

“I negotiated with a creditor to pay off an old debt. Part of the negotiation was to ensure that the debt would NOT show as ‘charged off’ but instead settled on my credit report. They

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Ohh NO you don’t…

agreed. See More

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If you would like to know more about these services and how you may become a LegalShield Member…I invite you to request in the upper right hand corner of this page a copy of my free E-Book… 10 REASONS WHY YOU MUST HAVE A LAW FIRM ON RETAINER AT ALL TIMES…For Less Than $1 Per Day!

Dan Norris
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Legal Solutions For Everyday Life Events! #2

This post is about everyday real life occurrences that required legal solutions!

When we think about the need for legal protection it is very natural to think and say… well none of those things ever happen to me! I don’t need legal protection. The fact of the matter is that each year virtually all adult persons, and some non-adults, experience the need for legal assistance from one to three times. Some 40% of those in the U.S….amounting to about 22 million people, never get legal assistance to fill their need and typically lose their rights or just give in to the other party. Are you one of those who believes that you do not need legal protection? Let me share some more examples with you of real life events where legal assistance benefitted the individual…

David Bruerd May 27

“My husband had gone through a foreclosure in 2008 and the process, in my opinion, was very questionable. He continued after filing bankruptcy to get notifications regarding this matter. (Post cards with class action information on them.) Reluctantly we called LegalShield

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Getting How Much Back?

about them just to make it stop and learned some interesting news. The…re were some investigations going on with the lender through an independent agency. We were sent forms to fill out and in the end we received a check for $125,000 from

the lender because of an error on their part. All the legal advice and service obtained was included in our legal plan through LegalShield. Thank you LegalShield. See More

 

‘REAL Results Member Story of the Day - Above and Beyond:
David Bruerd April 5

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“My law firm called me back today. Just wanted to let me know that they sent me some extra resources on where I could get continuous up to date information on all animal related legislation and some support resources available for pit bull owners.  See more

REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day - BAD GPS:
David Bruerd February 18

“Not long after I became a member I had a problem with a defective product - my $400 GPS died after only 17 months and the manufacturer said there was nothing they could do. However after my lawyer wrote a letter to them at no extra cost to me the next thing I know is FedEx driver was walking up my garden path with a brand new replacement GPS. Thank

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you LegalShield.”

 

 

 

I am sure that none of these individuals involved in these matters ever guessed that these events would occur to them. However I can tell you that they are very pleased that they were members of LegalShield and appreciated their on-going legal service retainer with their provider law firm.

I invite you to request in the upper right hand corner of this page a copy of my free E-Book…

“10 Reasons Why You Must Have A Law Firm On Retainer At All Times…For Less Than $1 Per Day!”

Dan Norris
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Legal Solutions For Everyday Life Events! #1

Today’s topic is about “Legal Solutions For Everyday Life Events”.

By life events I mean those  occurrences and events that happen as a matter of fact in the regular course of human events.  I am talking about things that just happen…unexpectedly… and we have to deal with them. Here are several events where a leading legal firm provided invaluable assistance to individuals…

‘REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day - Peace of Mind @ 9pm:
David Bruerd  April 29

“LegalShield comes through again. A member called us last night panicking needing the

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Peace of Mind at 9 pm

number to our 24 hour emergency line. She bought our membership to get her will done

and have some documents gone through. She has enjoyed consultation regularly, etc. However, upon receiving a call from the police station about her son, she needed to speak to an attorney at 9pm on Friday night. Only with a LegalShield membership could she do that.”

‘REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day – Insurance won’t pay:
David Bruerd May 2

“I love LegalShield. One of our members was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She had

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Insurance Help!

changed insurance companies to include a catastrophic disease rider two weeks before the mammogram. The insurance company kept delaying on the one-time $9,000 payment saying they thought it was pre-existing. Our member had given them all the doc…umentation to show that she did not have any idea she had cancer when changing insurance companies. She had no family history, non-smoker, no hormone replacement, no birth control pills, none of the risk factors for cancer. All the paper work had been turned in by the member and her primary care physician in July. She called her Provider Law Firm in October. The day the letter from her attorney reached the insurance company, they overnighted her a check for $9,000.00. Two weeks later, she got a check for over $300 for interest on the $9,000 from the time they had gotten all the documentation they needed until the check was mailed. Over the next 5 months, the insurance company paid about $5,000 to doctors and hospitals that had previously been denied by the insurance company. Currently the member is working with her Provider Law firm to get them to pay $30,000, (the maximum the insurance policy would pay) for about $60,000.00 in chemo therapy and radiation treatments. The member loves the fact that her doctor and hospital bills are getting paid a little at a time through the power of having an attorney to read her policy and hold the insurance company accountable for what they contracted to pay.” See more.

REAL Results’ Member Story of the day - Insurance Deductible Challenges: (this one came from someone I went to high school with) David Bruerd April 25

‘REAL Results’ Member Story of the day - Insurance Deductible Challenges: (this one came from someone I went to high school with)

 

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Insurance Deductible“Hey David, got some great news… I used LegalShield to get my deductible of 500.00 back from a girl who hit my car and refused to pay for her error, well I received a check for 700.00 from her after LegalShield Attorneys dropped her a note. Originally AAA dropped the claim because they said they could not get the driver and insured to cooperate with letting them go forward with collecting the mini tort from their policy. The customer service guy at AAA said he had to close the case because of lack of cooperation on the other party’s side. He then told me to file a claim with small claims court. Well, a lovely letter stating the facts must have been all she needed to hear. And now, I am 200.00 richer!!!”See More

There are thousands of stories like this which substantiate the need for affordable legal assistance when you least expect it.

I invite you to request a free copy of the E-book at the top right of this page…10 REASONS WHY YOU MUST HAVE AN ATTORNEY ON RETAINER AT ALL TIMES…For Less Than $1 Per Day!

Have a great day!

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

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Small Business consultant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to succeed - can you afford not to be a Blogger?

The topic today deals with the question…if you want to succeed in your business or affiliation - can you afford not to be a Blogger - or equivalent?

Blogs

Blogging

And this question applies to essentially any vocation or profession…not just to internet marketers. You may be an MLM marketer, direct sales marketer, CPA, attorney, financial advisor, real estate agent, store front business owner, insurance agent, and more. And if your business is investing major amounts in tv, newspaper and radio advertising, then you also  are evaluating the new consumer environment. What is this evolving  environment? At the heart of this transition is the use of the internet where in 2012 there were an estimated 2.4 billion users around the world. Let’s analyze a bit.

In the past we have relied heavily on tv, newspaper, radio, and direct mail advertisement to get branding, product and service messages to the buying market. These methods are expensive, however with enough expenditures they do effectively take products and services to market. We have a major transition occurring in our communications channels, with the internet having a major impact on our buying decisions. To give you an idea of the effectiveness of different marketing channels here is a recent analysis of SMB Marketing Channel Effectiveness Ratings. For full legible details go to the larger chart with the link.

Marketing Channels

SMB Marketing Channel Effectiveness

 

We can see that SEO, Online Display Ads and Social Media have displaced direct mail and print ads which includes the newspapers and magazines. At the top of the list is Person-to-Person contact as it should be. And with the internet now about 20 years old, where do you think we will be in electronic communication in 10, 20 and 50 years from now. Hard copy may be a thing of the past.

Today we have proceeded to be a society of electronic communicators, using many different devices, being very busy and with very little time to devote to a subject…we now decide online in seconds as to whether something is worth our time or interesting…and we may spend 10-15 minutes on any topic at the most.

Here is my question to you, if you intend to be in business either now or in the future, how important do you think it will be for you to establish your presence in the digital world? How will you communicate to others about you and your offerings? Certainly personal contact will continue to be the most important method of doing business.  Being involved in activities in your community and business societies are essential. I submit that it is equally important that you establish a strong presence in the electronic digital world.

As leaders in the industry of establishing an electronic marketing presence, I recommend strongly the concepts of Ann Sieg in Attraction Marketing and Ty Tribble in the art of Blogging.  Attraction Marketing and Blogging can be effective in many ways and I submit that these are two of the best trainers in the communications industry for you to learn from.

Blogging

Ann Sieg and Ty Tribble

 

 

Ann Sieg…

The 7 Great Lies Of Network Marketing:

http://dannorris.the7greatliesofnetworkmarketing.com

Ty Tribble

http://dannorris.bloggingforprospects.com/

In talking with people about their willingness to begin blogging, many have concerns that they don’t write well enough and don’t have enough time. I will write a post on this very soon.

Dan Norris
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Renegade Marketing

Small Business Consultant

Independent Associate
LegalShield

 

Law of Attraction - Build It and They Will Come!

Today’s topic is about a “Marketing System” built on the principles of the “Law of Attraction”.

Law of Attraction

Attraction Marketing

There are two key examples of the “Law of Attraction” that I like to point to in order to give the reader a point of reference for my information.

The first example is the movie called Field of Dreams, a 1989 American fantasy-drama film, that received three Academy Award Nominations. The story is about building a baseball stadium in the middle of a farm field.  The second example is The Law of Attraction. A book and movie are available on the topic and you can watch the full length video on YouTube.

As an avid student and practitioner of many marketing approaches the concept of Attraction Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Article and Video Marketing are all  very appealing to me as compared to Harrassment Marketing, Interruption Marketing, Warm List Marketing, Direct Mail Marketing, Telephone Marketing, Shotgun Marketing, Ambush Marketing, Article Marketing,  Alliance Marketing, TV and Radio Marketing and on and on with many more types that are many times so boring and redundant. I find myself watching three or more programs on the TV just to avoid the commercial breaks on my primary program.

Marketing Concepts

Law of Attraction

To cite my preferences, tv commercials, cold calls, radio commercials, and calling on your warm market including your family and friends, are absolutely not my most enjoyable ways to invest time…at least for me.  And in our buying process most of us prefer to deal with a company and people that we know or that we can develop confidence in very rapidly. This approach is called “Relationship Marketing” and known to be the most effective marketing method currently in use. Now if this is the best possible marketing method how do we implement this concept to appeal to the millions of internet users that we do not know? Here is where the appeals of “Attraction Marketing” kick in. As human beings we have an insatiable desire for knowledge, and the internet provides us with an incredibly wonderful tool to share information. The concept of a marketer generating “content” that people are interested in reading… about goods and services that people want and need…and then providing goods and services of value to these readers is a basic description of “Attraction Marketing.”

If “Attraction Marketing” is of interest to you I suggest that you read the following free document authored by the leader and teacher of more than 350,000 people on this subject, Ann Sieg.  With her partner Ty Tribble, leading U.S. blogger, I am enjoying immensely learning about the art and science of prospective customers finding what they want.

Law of Attraction

Attraction Marketer’s Manifesto

Under the Attraction Marketing tab on my blog pages, you will find many posts on this subject. And I would welcome the opportunity to chat with you about them.

Dan Norris

 

Dan Norris
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Renegade Marketing

Small Business Consultant

INdependent Associate
LegalShield

Discover The Secret World of Economical Legal Advice

The topic of this post is “Discover The Secret World of Economical Legal Advice”.

On July 20th, I published on Amazon.com a Paperback version and an EBook version on  KDP Kindle Select the first of a series of books on the subject of creating, protecting and achieving financial independence. The series will include practical advice and experiences in a number of different fields relating to law, finances, wealth creation and protection, risk management, and marketing and sales.

The book is available internationally with a U.S. price of $9.99 for the EBook version and $9.49 for the Paperback version. Country currency prices are available from Amazon.

The Law

Legal Plans

The author has had extensive experience with retaining attorneys over a long time period and has elected to share some of those experiences with you to benefit you.

The first book is self-published through Amazon in both E-book and
paperback versions.  Adhering to the terms and conditions agreed to with Amazon and Amazon KDP Kindle Select, they have exclusive rights to distribution and at this time there will be no free copies distributed.

The author’s background can be viewed at the “About Dan” Page on his Blog at www.dannorrisblog.com.

The author believes that this book provides value to many individuals
as it is based on more than 50 years of adult experiences, living in more than 30 cities,
owning more than 17 homes, and starting my working career in a retail store
and becoming an executive in five professional fields including administration, chemical analysis, mechanical design, engineering services, computer aided design system management, regional sales management, corporate sales management and support organizations, sales executive at v.p. level for five start-up companies, personal and small business financial advisor, and CEO of several start-up businesses. The financial advisor practice was as a personal and small business financial advisor employed with a Fortune 10 company. Since then there is much more.

I believe that the value one can gain from this book is on how to save money and avoid expenses, how to protect your assets, how to increase your security, how to  make better decisions, and how to more effectively grow your assets and your business. I sincerely invite you to read and enjoy this book.

You can order this book by clicking either of the icons below…

Amazon

Kindle

 

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Attract Customers To Your Business with an Attraction Marketing - Content Marketing System

As a marketing consultant to individuals and small businesses, no matter what business you may be operating, if you have a need for distribution and sale of your services and products, then I suggest that you consider the technology of “attraction marketing” very seriously. Other books that I am offering free, in addition to the above book, are Ann Sieg’s “7 Great Lies of Network Marketing” and “The Network Marketer’s Manifesto”. You will find these free books available for download on this Blog on any Post under the TAB of Attraction Marketing.

Renegade Marketers Manifesto

7 Great Lies of Network Marketing

Dan Norris

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Small Business Consultant

Legal Issues - Testimonials

Today’s topic is…”Legal Issues” and how they can be solved!

There are thousands of different everyday “life events” that create “Legal Issues” where it is extremely beneficial to have an excellent attorney available to help you to solve them. Here are some real examples below as to what can occur unexpectedly and how you can avoid considerable stress and expense by working with an affordable group of attorneys at all times. Studies are showing that a good portion of stress related absences from work are caused by life events that we did not cause however we are called upon to deal with them and solve them. These events can include major events like mortgage foreclosure, bankruptcy,  debt resolution, traffic tickets,  traffic accidents,  having lawsuits filed against you, divorce, child custody, plus others…and a myriad of trivial issues amounting to a few hundred or few thousands of dollars.

As these events are unscheduled and typically occur unexpectedly, they are not something that we plan for and many times we are very reluctant to believe they are happening to us.

But they do happen…the saying goes…”stuff happens”…and the question is how can we deal with it effectively to minimize the stress, worry and expense that it injects into our lives. And we want to deal appropriately with our life events as legal and ethical issues. Let me give you examples of the cost-effective ways many people are dealing with these kinds of issues and legal solutions. Millions of people do not seek attorneys and suffer the consequences…and this is why having affordable, cost-effective solutions is so important.

Avoid foreclosure issues.

Mortgage issues

Avoid foreclosures

Can kids play in the cul de sac?

cul de sac or playground

Kids playing In cul de sac

Are you getting good reception?

Cellphone issurs

Mobile telephone issues

Is it acceptable to repair damage to an automobile with refurbished parts rather than OEM parts?

Original parts only

OEM parts only accepted.

To see and read about real stories like these helps us to understand why the need for attorneys can occur at any time. That is when you least expect them to occur.

Because you came to my website I just posted a free offer for you to read my E-Book on “Why You Must Have A Law Firm On Retainer At All Times…for less than $1 per day!. If you have any interest in knowing why the wealthy rely upon lawyers to help them increase their wealth and protect their assets, I invite you to request a free copy of this E-Book in the upper right hand corner of this page. This is part of your education to become wealthy.

And this E-Book will tell you how you can have your own Law Firm on retainer at a very affordable cost.  I invite you to request a free copy of the E-Book offered to you at the top right of this page. This book explains good reasons as to why attorneys can be so beneficial.

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Small Business Consultant

Warning: Identity Theft

ID Fraud Incraasing

Identity Fraud Increasing

Topic of the day: Suppose that you have just learned that someone is posing as you right now. Surprise! Surprise!

Not just at your bank with your credit card information, or with your bank accounts. The bank called you and told you that withdrawals have been made from your checking account, and unauthorized charges have been made to two of your credit cards.

You may or may not know that identity theft also occurs to your social security number, your driver’s license number,  your Medicare ID number or insurance policy numbers and your personal name…that is someone is actually impersonating you.  Now that you know this how are you going to find out if anything is going on with these three major sensitive areas for identity theft. And you are not a member of any kind of identity theft service that reports any of these issues. How will you find out or do you really care? You have the option of ignoring what is going on and just suffer the consequences whatever that may be…however, remember that your bank will only cover you up to a certain point!

id theft

identity theft

Well, the bank also informed you that all of your bank accounts and credit card accounts are now inactive and frozen. Your monthly paycheck was being automatically deposited to your checking account and now your cash flow is shut down as you have no alternative banking account.

So you must find a way to get money from your employer to continue your cash flow, to clear up the identity theft issues reported by your bank, for you to investigate what other damage may have been done with your social security, drivers license, medical records and personal identity, and preferably to begin dealing with a creditable identity theft organization to check all of your identification information and determine if other ID theft issues are underway. Do you think that you may need to take some time from what you normally do in order to straighten this out? How much time? How much expense? Where will you begin? Do you have access to all of the private databases?

This blog post will recommend creditable organizations that you can retain to restore your identity. The only issue with that is that since you had no identity protection before the event that the costs of correction are going to be much greater than if you had protection prior to the theft.

In this case I recommend that you obtain Identity Theft Shield with LegalShield and Kroll Investigative Services…preferably much before this occurred however, in any case,  I do not know of another organization that has the capability of restoring your identity with licensed investigators, and with the option of having legal services at the same time.

 Identity Theft Guard

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Identity Theft Guard

 

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing Team

Small Business Consultant

Speeding Ticket

WARNING: FINES AND INSURANCE PREMIUM COST INCREASES AHEAD

Speeding Ticket

Fines

Topic of the day:  Everyday thousands of Americans receive a traffic ticket, which could be a speeding ticket, a ticket for failure to stop completely at a stop sign, a ticket for being involved in an accident,  a parking ticket or traffic violations of some type for which they must pay fines. suffer point penalties and pay increased insurance premiums.

In the case of  traffic tickets the violator must either go to court on the scheduled date or pay the fines required online. Also the court usually assigns points to the driver for  the violation, and then the auto insurance company typically increases the cost of insurance on the automobile by an amount $60 or more per month for usually three years.  So in Florida, a traffic ticket that typically costs a minimum of $160 and usually at least receives a 3 point penalty for the violation, and a resulting insurance cost increase of $60 per month for 36 months, so this traffic infraction usually involves at least a typical total cost of about          $2, 320…or more.

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FL DMV Traffic Violation Points

You are Here: Florida DMV Home » Traffic Violation Points

Know the number of points for a Florida traffic ticket

Your drivers license is one place where points are a bad thing. If you are convicted of traffic violation such as speeding or any moving violation in Florida points will be accessed to your drivers license. And if you are an out of state driver the State of Florida will send the violation details to your state DMV.

You Cannot Remove Points

When you are charged with a traffic violation in Florida in many cases you can avoid getting the points but once the points are on your drivers license you cannot remove them. When you pay your fine you usually have three options   Read more

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Court Fines

Warning

“So what” you may say…there is nothing that you can do about any of thisyou either go to court and fight paying the ticket or you just pay online and suffer the usual consequences.

Now you may say… “that you and your partner and possibly children are so well behaved that this would never happen to you”. The truth is, we can all be very careful drivers and also receive tickets that we may not even deserve. Rumors are that “quotas” for traffic tickets by police officers have increased so as to provide needed revenues to run government.

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Court Fines

Pay Speeding Tickets

From my own experience I have received two traffic tickets in the last 3 years as a result of what I call “traps”. In the first trap I was charged with not coming to a complete stop before a right hand turn at a 3 way stop…heading into a dead end street at the end of a golf course.  The second was a violation of proceeding straight ahead after completely stopping at an intersection as opposed to turning right only. Unfortunately a motorcycle policeman was watching me. Both tickets had a cost of $167 each plus 3 points assigned for each ticket.

Fortunately, I am a member of LegalShield, a legal service that I pay $26 monthly for a significant amount of legal representation. I had not been a member of LegalShield for 15 days when my first ticket occurred, so I wound up paying the ticket cost however they helped me to avoid the 3 point penalty and resulting insurance increase cost. For my second ticket a Provider Law Firm attorney represented me in court, some 70 miles away, and was successful in getting the ticket totally dismissed at no cost to me. These two legal representations saved me enough money for me to pay for my LegalShield services for 89 months or more than 7 years. This is just one of the many legal services that are included by LegalShield, even with the $17 per month legal plan that only differs in the amount of court representation by a LegalShield attorney in case you are sued…either 300 hours over 5 years or 335 hours over 5 years.

LegalShield, Kroll Advisory Services and GoSmallBiz.com

LegalShield

So how can you benefit from what you have just read and learned?

Because you came to my website I just posted a free offer for you to read my E-Book on “WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A LAW FIRM ON RETAINER AT ALL TIMES”. If you have any interest in knowing why the wealthy rely upon lawyers to help them increase their wealth and protect their assets, I invite you to request a free copy of this E-Book in the upper right hand corner of this page. This is part of your education to become wealthy.

And this E-Book will tell you how you can have your own Law Firm on retainer at a very affordable cost.  I invite you to request a free copy of the E-Book offered to you at the top right of this page. This book explains good reasons as to why attorneys can be so beneficial.

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Small Business Consultant

Small Business Owner - Legal Counsel

Small Business Owner
Legal Counsel

Legal

Legal Counsel

Today’s topic: The importance of legal counsel for a small business owner. When starting a small business, when managing a small business, when hiring key employees, when facing any state or government regulation including health care issues, when leasing space, when developing benefits, when dealing with customers and employees on sensitive issues, when one of the company vehicles is involved in a traffic accident, when dealing with tax issues, and when doing virtually anything within a small business, competent legal advice is essential for the success of the small business owner.

Many small businesses must start on a “shoestring” of available finances and may undertake personally the role of an attorney in hopes of saving money. My advice to you is to seek the services of affordable, high quality attorneys so as to avoid the high risks of legal issues down the road. If you seek out the advice of a small business development center in all likelihood they will give you the same advice. There are affordable alternatives and you can avoid the average $200 to $350 per hour cost of most business attorneys.

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ENTREPRENEUR

Legal Counsel

Small Business Owner

Prepaid Legal Services

Have an attorney at your disposal-and save on legal expenses-with prepaid legal services. Tired of skyrocketing legal fees? You do have another option-prepaid legal plans.

Prepaid legal plans have been compared to HMOs because they offer certain basic services for a monthly fee. Prices range from as little as $10 a month to $70 or more; in return, an entrepreneur gets a package of services such as, say, unlimited phone consultation with a lawyer, review of three contracts per month, up to 10 debt collections per month and discounts on other legal services. Read more:

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ENTREPRENEUR
How to Hire an Attorney

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legal

Hiring a good lawyer is crucial to any successful business. Here’s everything you need to know about finding, interviewing and hiring the very best.
BY CLIFF ENNICO

There are two professionals every business will need early on: an accountant and a lawyer. The reasons for hiring an accountant are pretty obvious-you need someone to help you set up your “chart of accounts,” review your numbers periodically, and prepare all of your necessary federal, state and local tax returns. The reason for hiring a business attorney may not, however, be so apparent. A good business attorney will provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business, from basic zoning compliance and copyright and trademark advice to formal business incorporation and lawsuits and liability. First, some general rules about dealing with lawyers: Read more…

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Now that you have these two excellent articles and information above to digest and consider, I now present you with a unique legal and consulting service solution from LegalShield and GoSmallBiz.com. Fran Tarkenton, now an icon in the small business community, in 2007 teamed with LegalShield to give the small business owner the ultimate solution of a Business Plan offering both a prepaid legal service and prepaid consulting service to the small business owner at an incredible price of $75 per month for up to (50) employees and $125 per month for (50) to (99) employees.  This approach which has more

Attorney

LegalShield

than 35,000 small business customers, provides most of your legal and consulting needs and permits many small businesses to thrive without worrying about the high cost of professionals. Please go here to get more information or simply request more information in a consultation with Dan Norris.

 SMALL BUSINESS PLAN

I invite you to contact me for further information on any subject of interest to you.

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing Team

Small Business Consultant

 

 

Personal Success

Success

Income

Topic of the day:  How does a person reach a position at which they can describe themselves as having achieved personal success?

The answer to this question in my opinion is dependent on the answer that the same person gives to the question “define success”.

What may be mediocre achievement for one may be reaching the height of ambition for another. Simply said, each individual defines their own world of satisfaction and accomplishment. There is no single occupation or career that is a “fit all” for everyone. We cannot and do not want to be all doctors, lawyers, accountants, politicians, nurses and on and on. In terms of “person success” this blog post is intended for those individuals who have an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to develop their own income generating business, regardless of type. In contrast, many other posts in this Blog reach out to other interests. Just take a look at the tabs at the top of each post.

And my purpose for this post is to ask you to define success and what it means to you, select a path that you would enjoy following, and if you can gain some beneficial information to help you from this post, I welcome you. Today I will focus on opportunities for “person success” in the context of starting your own business of any type.

FACEBOOK

Income

Success

Fyahh Soundz ·

THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN PRESENT YOU SUCCESS IS YOURSELF!!! DIG DEEP WITHIN YOURSELF AND FIGURE OUT WHAT ARE YOUR “Y’S” IM HEADED TO THE TOP!!!! I WILL EITHER STAND ALONE OR I WILL B WITH THOSE WHO DUG DEEP!!! I AM ME!!! I AM FREE #WHOAREWE #YOUSHOULDBE #TEAMEMPIRE
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BUSINESS INSIDER

Success Stories

Entrepreneur

5 Ways To Be Productive When The Pressure Is On
Vivian Giang | May 11, 2013

When you’re starting a business, there’s constant pressure. When everything is a priority, how do you remain calm and complete all your tasks on time?
Read more:

DENISE WAKEMAN

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getting started

Make the Most of Your Blog Posts
MAY 14, 2013

Guest post by D’vorah Lansky, M.Ed.
I’d like to thank Denise for graciously hosting me, as a guest blogger, in celebration of the launch of my newest book, 21 Ways to Launch a Successful Virtual Book Tour.
In this blog post, I’d like to share with you one of “21 Ways” to launch a successful virtual book tour. This tip comes from “Way #16: Make the Most of Your Blog Posts!”
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And from my friend and mentor Ann Sieg today I am posting part of an email…

Blogging

Ann Sieg and Ty Tribble

ANN SIEG
Who really needs a blog anyway?
May 15, 2013

This CAN be a decent way for some folks to get the ball rolling for little to no cost.

However, where many people get stuck and end up searching out someone like me to
help “shed some light” on their situation…Is when they hit the “Warm Market Wall”!

This is when people begin to understand that having a blog; is not really a luxury,
but rather a necessity - if they want to build a growing and thriving business these days!

So, what IS the “Warm Market Wall”?    And what can YOU do about it?

We just put up a new post on our blog that features a short video for you that
explains exactly what’s going on, and what YOU should do to solve this big
issue:

MLM Blog Secrets

To Keeping You Ahead Of The Crowd,

Ann Sieg

Do you find any of these articles motivational and informative to the extent that you feel more comfortable and less fearful of taking the leap into beginning your own business? I encourage you to take that first step with MLM Blog Secrets, by requesting a free discussion in the side panel, or requesting the video on legal matters. I look forward to hearing from you.

Dan Norris
Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Independent Associate
LegalShield

Small Business Consultant

Blogging Is Good For Your Business!

Blogging Is Good For Your Business!

How would you like to have 100 new visitors visit your business each day? How about 300?  How about 500? Or 1000? Or 2000? Would you be pleased with the fact that anyone is interested in your business? I am! Amazed if they are not…but times are very different today. What would it cost you to attract any number of prospective customers into your business storefront or website using tv, radio, newspaper or magazine advertising, or other advertising methods such as PPC?

Any of these numbers of new traffic is very possible…and you can learn how to accomplish this by reading the information in this post…”free” by the way…my blog that you are reading now enjoys some 300 visitors each day…for which I am very pleased and thankful…and each day brings new information to me that allows me to attract more of you. I am very appreciative of each you that comes to read my blog…as well as your letting me know what you are most interested in reading about as well as to what you enjoy the most. I study each day with the very best in the industry to learn how to make my blog posts more meaningful to you…especially to share with you how you  could benefit.

FORBES
Getting a Business Blog Ready for Prime Time

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Dena Kouremetis, Contributor 3/18/2013

So how do you start a blog? Most small businesses know they need original-content-laden blogs, but the daunting task of putting one together stops many individuals cold. Others can’t keep up, abandoning their efforts and making their blog pages look like foreclosed homes from 2008.

Here are some ways to ready your blog-writing future before ever hitting the “publish” tab on your WordPress.com, Blogger.com or proprietary web site blogging programs:
Read more:

And I would like to share some of my email from Ann Seig380353_304468282896903_1155722452_ann&tywp

today…very powerful…

The Email is titled “2000 Reasons
to Open This Email”…

“My friend Ty Tribble is a master at this and he uses
a combination of social media and the major search
engines to funnel over 2,000 people every DAY to just
one of his blogs – and he doesn’t pay a dime for them.

There’s no question that getting your site ranked
high in the search engines is incredibly valuable.

But it’s not as hard as some people would have you
believe (and you don’t have to wait 6 months or more
for the search engines to “find” you, either).

We just got done putting together a presentation for
you where Ty explains his blogging “secret sauce” and
why so many people end up frustrated and confused

Ty Tribble

Ty Tribble

about the whole free traffic thing.

Hop on over here to check it out:

http://dannorris.MLMBlogSecrets.com

For the professional ready to develop professional copyrighting skills.

http://dannorris.RenegadeProBlog.com/wealthexperiment/

On this page are several opportunities for you  to benefit by requesting more information. I invite you to take advantage of these offers…most cost you nothing however are all valid and full of value…if you have read this page to this point you owe it to yourself to take advantage of one these offers that would benefit you the most.

Dan Norris
Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Small Business Consultant

Independent Consultant
LegalShield

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blogging - Getting Started!

Blog Free!

Blogs

Blog

So you now are thinking about beginning your own blog to promote your business and are developing your blogging ideas! Great!

Blogging is a lot of fun if you like writing and creating valuable information for others. That really is what it should be about you know!

The absolute best blog sites to me are those that provide me with some useful and entertaining information that will apply somewhere in my lifestyle.

So, are you familiar with all of the blog sites available to you? How about the blog sites where you can blog free?

Do you know the most popular blog sites? Is it better to use a multi-site domain or what are the advantages of owning your own domain? pic1-Optimized

Will you be able to develop the blog site yourself or will you need assistance? How much? Please don’t underestimate this as I first did…my first three months I did on my own and learned in the fourth month that the team approach with the support of more than 1000 people with many experts is a lot more efficient and productive.

Do you intend to study copywriting to enhance your writing skills?I began in October 2012 with my first blog on Blogger.com, which is a very good free blogger site. My only concern was that I did not own the domain and that the owner of the site (Google) could make decisions which potentially could affect my investment of time and money. After studying with Ty Tribble, leading U.S. blogger, some say the #1 blogger going all the way back to 2003, and enjoying his training course MLM Blog Secrets, I opted to change my blog home to WordPress.org (WordPress.com is also a free site where you do not own your domain).   I am very pleased with that decision for many reasons. WordPress.org seems to be the most popular free site available, the only downside being  that it is built by contributors and if you need support, you need to have good, reliable access to someone who knows WordPress.org.380353_304468282896903_1155722452_ann&tywp

My purpose in writing this blog is to inform anyone considering blogging that there are many stages or phases which you graduate through to reach proficiency and productivity. It is not an overnight process however with access to an experienced team of people you can shave months off your learning and productivity curve.

I have always enjoyed writing so the study and art of blogging is highly interesting to me. Just to give you an idea of the several stages that I experienced, first was the study of attraction marketing and how to apply those techniques, copywriting, learning the value of content, how to design and format my blog to make it appealing so that others want to read it and come back again, the importance of geography and placement and design including color schemes of your blog, coming up with interesting ideas that should be appealing to your reading audience, determining who your target market really is, then finding ways to get my blog distributed, accessed and read by those that are interested. Let me just summarize today by saying that blogging is a lot of fun, it is very rewarding in many ways, it is a constant learning process, and I really wonder if you can ever reach perfection.

Now that you have somewhat of an overview of what my getting started with blogging experience has been, I want to share with the next most important step that you can take to decide if you want to get involved in blogging. It comes to me from Ann Sieg and Ty Tribble today in the form an email that includes the following message..

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My friend Ty Tribble and I just put together a quick
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to a six figure social media game plan. 

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And I very much look forward to you joining us in the near future.

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Definition: A specific group of consumers at which a company aims its products and services

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Defining Your Market in 7 Steps
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You’ve come up with a great idea for a business but you’re not ready to roll yet. Before you go any further, the next step is figuring out who your market is.

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If Your Target Market Doesn’t Bite, Fish Somewhere Else
Elizabeth Grace Saunders, Young Entrepreneur Council | Aug. 22, 2011

The Challenge: As a woman business owner myself and a confidante to many others, I knew that many women business owners felt stressed out and overwhelmed. Given this knowledge, I initially targeted the marketing of Schedule Makeover(TM) time coaching and training toward female entrepreneurs. Many women wanted to know about the services — and even cried about how stressed out they felt — but they rarely were willing to invest in themselves.
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LinkedIn Rolls Out New Targeted Follower Tools For Marketers
Jim Edwards | Apr. 10, 2012

LinkedIn will launch two new functions for companies who have followers on LinkedIn, both of which will be of interest to marketers and advertisers: “Targeted Updates” and “Follower Statistics.”

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Gone are the days of desperately probing through the yellow pages in the middle of the night, searching for a plumber in close proximity, to resolve an unexpected blockage of inconvenient proportions, only to find that their printed number is no longer in service. Times have changed. The digital Goliath now reigns supreme and brings with it up-to-date, instant information in the form of Internet marketing.

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Cyber Attacks

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Bank Hack Results in Stunning $45 Million ATM Heist
By Chloe Albanesius May 10, 2013 03:45pm EST

U.S. officials have indicted eight individuals for a massive cyber attack that allowed for a coordinated ATM heist that landed the criminals approximately $45 million in cash.
The scammers targeted banks that processed pre-paid debit cards, used a hack to erase the limit on those cards, and called on a network of criminals across the globe to withdraw millions from ATMs in a matter of hours.

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Cyber Attack: Online Bank Heist
by WARD CARROLL on FEBRUARY 19, 2008

If someone enters a bank and hands the teller a note, demanding money, it is on the evening news. If someone does the same thing in five banks, it hits the national news. If someone does it to 400 banks online NOT A WORD. This is not a hypothesis it is a fact.
The cyber weapon used in the 400 bank robberies is called SilentBanker. Security professionals are concerned over the discovery of a banking Trojan which steals user data that impact more than 400 banks worldwide. The information that SilentBanker collects gives it the ability to reroute money to another account owned by the attackers or who they represent. This is done without the user’s knowledge until he receives his bank statement.

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Advanced Cyber Attack Tools Seen Available to Hackers
By Chris Strohm
May 08, 2013

…The advanced cyber tools that Symantec Inc. has found recently being used for attacks include large scale data breaches that last year exposed about 93 million identities, “watering hole attacks” that target visitors to legitimate websites and the use of an estimated 3.4 million bot zombies around the world last year, according to the testimony of Cheri McGuire, Symantec’s vice president for global affairs and cyber-security policy.

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Protecting Your Identity As Cyber-Attacks Become More Frequent and Sophisticated
Posted: 11/12/2012 5:53 pm
Ken LinFounder and CEO, CreditKarma.com

The South Carolina Revenue Department announced a major cyber-attack at the end of October possibly affecting 3.6 million taxpayers dating back to 1998. The state says an international hacker took unencrypted social security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers.

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Law Offices

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Have you ever needed to search for “Law Offices”? By search I mean online, in the phone book, ads, brochures, television commercials, by talking with your friends or family,  or any other means? If you haven’t then I hope that you never have to do so. However the likelihood that you will need an “attorney at law” at some point in time is quite likely. If you did need to make that search are you considering the several qualifications that apply for your particular need? Is there a certain field in which the attorney must be qualified? Is the attorney experienced? How do they rank among their legal peers? What will be the cost? How will they charge me? Will there be a retainer? How much? Is there a limit to what they can charge me for their services? Do they have time to work with me now on my case?  These are just some of the considerations that you may have in case you were to need an attorney at any time.

Do you think it would be better to have access to law offices with your attorneys on retainer at all times? The very wealthy typically have a staff of attorneys on retainer at all times. Can you afford to have your own staff of attorneys on retainer for an affordable cost? This  post will provide you with answers to this and many other related questions.

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Today’s Topic!

As I listen to the heartbeat of America today I believe that the single greatest need in our country is for many millions of our citizens to have the opportunity to earn a good income. This includes many who are un-employed and are seeking employment, many who are under-employed and have taken employment positions which are much less than their qualifications and earning capabilities, many who have taken reductions in regular wages because employers will not pay the usual incomes due to worker competition, and many people who have had their working hours slashed from 40 hours to 32 hours or less because of new government laws and regulations that penalize employers for the number of employees that they have or the number of full-time employees.

And then there is a significant number of people in the U.S. who have learned that they can make more from government handouts…averaging $30-$45k per year…than they can earn at legitimate jobs. The current administration is aware that less than 50% of U.S. citizens pay taxes, and insists that the 50% who work for a living, pay taxes and have any assets should sacrifice to take care of those who do not work. This administration chooses to penalize those who have and give to those who do not have. Is this the right way to run America?  Our country and it’s people are in a very serious unemployment and underemployment situation and so many have stopped seeking jobs that real unemployment continues well over 10%, even though the Labor Department’s new methods of reporting have changed drastically which allows reporting to portray the economy as much improved from what it really is now.

Why am I writing about this today? It is because I am so concerned about the millions of people who currently are not taking advantage of the opportunity to live the real American dream of free enterprise. This opportunity is available for you to seize now! Our economy is being restrained in so many ways by our government and policy now that it is choking the life out of capitalism. My purposes in writing about this are the following. First I think that every citizen that feels adversely affected by this current economic environment should contact their congressional and senatorial representatives and ask them to make changes to improve our situation. Secondly, the patriotic way of the American people is to get strong and overcome any obstacles that we face…as we always have done.

And thirdly, I challenge any Americans who want better lifestyles to take action to improve their incomes and financial status in life by becoming entrepreneurs. Yes, this means starting your own business either part-time or full-time, depending upon your situation, and preparing yourself to be financially independent and free of control from the government, employers, or anyone else who is deciding your standard of living.

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I am a very strong believer that anyone who chooses can take control of their life and with some critical thinking and mentorship make their lives much better.

I would be honored to be a part of your discussion and decision to improve your financial situation. I am uniquely qualified to assist you and invite you to visit  the About Dan page.

I invite you to enter your name and email address on the form below and let’s talk soon! And have a great week!

Dan Norris
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