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How To Take Charge of Your Network Marketing Profitability

Profits

Growth To Profitability

 

 

 

 

Today’s post describes three powerful secrets on…

How To Take Charge of Your Network Marketing Profitability!

Are you concerned that your network marketing business is not creating the income that you expected yet? You thought you had been doing all the right things and you are working very hard however your signups and sales are not what you needed since you no longer have that salaried job or they cut you back to 29 hours per week. You hear about the people earning $1k to $4k people per week however you are not there yet? Have you heard that now some 11% of network marketers are making money as compared to the 3% just a couple of years back. What are the secrets?

Don’t be discouraged…I have good news for you…network marketing is a system based on sound principles…good strategies…working with a skilled team…and it takes awhile to get to profitability…and you can shave off years of effort with the right skills and team.  I know…I have been where you may be now…and I have learned the secrets…let me give you some of the ideas of how you can get to where you want to go…be sure to order the free “7 Great Lies of Network Marketing” on the right side of this page…and if you need more to convince you get the free  “Renegade Marketer’s Manifesto”. Give me a call or email at any time and we will talk and I will give the more of the secrets! 

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Growth

Helping People

Seven Powerful & Effective Methods To Help People Get What They Want Most

July 1, 2013 By 7 Comments

Think about it. If you’re in the space of working with people in an all volunteer organization (like I do), you’ve got to have some very highly developed leadership skills.

This is a stark contrast then, for example, being an employer where you can hold certain things over people’s heads to get them to do what needs to be done. Like firing them.      Read more

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Daily Marketing Coach Success Story – Michelle PitotDMCDaily

June 28, 2013

Discover how one of my Daily Marketing Coach students scored a big coaching package
with no awkwardness, no selling, no waffling on her fees… her new coaching client
signed up and cut a check for half the total right on the spot.  Read more

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QUICK LESSON: What Makes This Blog Post So Great?

Blog Post

We teach you how

 

 

 

April 5, 2013 By 3 Comments


Sometimes it’s helpful to look at other great marketers and copywriters, and analyze what they do. I dug up this post today because I think it provides a quick lesson about the workings of an effective blog post.

So before we really get started, follow this link and give it a quick read: http://thecopybot.com/2011/05/write-links/ by Demian Farnworth
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Be sure to request the “7 Great Lies of Network Marketing” by clicking on the link below now…

http://dannorris.the7greatliesofnetworkmarketing.com/

Attraction Marketing Manifesto

7 Great Lies of Network Marketing

 

 

 

Please contact me with any questions.

Dan Norris
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Renegade Marketing

Independent Associate
LegalShield

Small Business Consultant

dannorris42@gmail.com
407-951-7132

News today!

What We Want Them to Have

Mainstream Media News

This is about “News today! Important news! Worthwhile news! Meaningful news! News that every well-informed person should know about…

Keeping up to date with the news is essential to me…how about you?

It is amazing where we must go now to get the best news of the day…tonight I went to www.Popurls.com and to www.alltop.com which are known in the blogging industry as two of the top blogging sites to provide the very best and most accurate  news reporting.  I highly recommend these sites to you in case you would like to do a 10 minute scan of all their topics and select what is the most interesting for you to read!

There are many great sources of news nowadays…and with the departure of the major tv and newspaper media to align with political agendas rather than providing us with the real objective news…we now have immediate and accurate news from a wonderful variety of sources. Personally I enjoy a variety of fair and balanced tv news, many talk show hosts, high quality blogs, and selected internet major media sources like Forbes and Entrepreneur and the like.  Here are the most interesting stories in my opinion for today…

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New York Times

Obama Administration to Delay Health Law Requirement Until 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it would delay for a year, until 2015, the Affordable Care Act mandate that employers provide coverage for their workers or pay penalties, responding to business complaints and postponing the effective date beyond next year’s midterm elections. Read more…

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What Does Six Months of Meta-Data Look Like?

Posted by Soulskill on Tuesday July 02, 2013

SpicyBrownMustard sends in a fascinating data visualization at Zeit Online showing what information about a person’s life can be gleaned from cellphone metadata. Quoting: “Green party politician Malte Spitz sued to have German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom hand over six months of his phone data that he then made available to ZEIT ONLINE. We combined this geolocation data with information relating to his life as a politician, such as Twitter feeds, blog entries and websites, all of which is all freely available on the internet.     Read more…

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Business News

Busness Insider

BUSINESS INSIDER

21-Year-Old Raises Largest Seed Round In Silicon Valley History — $25 Million — For Mysterious Payments App

Alyson Shontell Jun. 27, 2013,

Twenty-one-year-old Lucas Duplan just raised more millions than his age.

The first-time entrepreneur and recent Stanford graduate (he finished a computer science degree in three years) has been working on a mobile payment app for the past two years. He’s now been awarded $25 million from a long list of Silicon Valley investors which includes Andreessen Horowitz, Peter Thiel, Accel Partners’ Jim Breyer, Intel, Intuit, former Facebook COO Owen Van Natta, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, the founders of Qualcomm and VMware, and many others.

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Dan Norris
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Small Business Consultant

Independent Associate
LegalShield

Save Money On Vital Personal Needs!

Saving Money

Financial Independence

I don’t know anyone who does not like to save money! And especially if you can save money on vital personal needs that is even better. Right?

Ok, today I have the opportunity of sharing with you how to save money on three vital personal need areas that absolutely every one of my readers needs…or at least two of the three, and most likely all three. For some readers they will be excited to move ahead now once they know what is available to them, for another group of readers the timing is not right yet (procrastination?) however in the future they will absolutely take advantage of two if not three, and then the third group will find a way to rationalize why none of these will ever be important to them. And this is why I emphasize the importance of critical decision making skills.

And that is fine! My self-imposed responsibility to you is to provide valuable information to you for your evaluation and decision process. It goes back to the proposition that if you are going to take advantage of something then you must know about it first! If you already know about this then write that in the comments and let me know ok.

The final consideration is that I am making available information for you to request, read, view and evaluate for yourself. There is some effort on your part to request and read about the specific details on these subjects including how much you can save, what the products and services consist of, and how to go about obtaining the services. If you are serious about achieving financial independence you will be serious about reading this information. Please disregard all the shiny things in front of you and pay some serious attention…avoid the distractions of this 32 second attention span society!

Now I will give you the three personal need areas and a brief description of why it should be as important to you as they are to me.

First Need…

Do you have your Will, Living Will, and Health Care Power of Attorney documents prepared yet? Does your spouse or partner? (These are known as Estate Planning documents…and you may even want to consider Trust documents depending on your financial circumstances.) The reason that I bring this up is because of this study…Published in 2007, Harris Interactive® for Martindale-Hubbell® conducted a research study finding that for the last three years, 55% of all adult Americans do not have a will. Only one in three African American adults (32 percent) and one in four Hispanic American adults (26 percent) have wills, compared to more than half (52 percent) of white American adults.

Do you know that if you die without a Will that the Courts will use Probate Laws to distribute your wealth, including deciding the custody of your non-adult children? Do you consider yourself a responsible, prudent adult? Have you done anything about these issues yet? Now is the time to take action!

Would you be interested in knowing how to solve this issue very economically for yourself… and your spouse or partner? If so, then click on the banner ad below.

And you can also request the E-Book on Law Firm Needs on this page.

Second Need…

Have you ever received a traffic violation citation? Has your spouse or partner? Have any of your non-adult children ever received a citation? More importantly now, is it possible that any of you could receive a citation in the future? Would you like for a qualified attorney to represent any of you or your family in court for a future violation should it ever occur? If so you must prepare for this event as there is a qualification period. Are you aware that if you receive points on your drivers license as a result of a convicted violation that your automobile insurance is likely to increase by $60-$70 per month for 36 months? The math says that this is more than a $2,100 increase in your premiums for 3 years….how do you feel about that?

And if someone in your family should ever be charged with vehicular homicide or similar charges, does your automobile insurance provide you with legal representation in court? In some cases representation costs are more than $100,ooo. Does your cash reserve cover this?

Would you be interested in knowing how to solve this issue very economically for yourself… and your family? If so, then click on the banner ad above. And you can also request the E-Book on Law Firm Needs.

Third Need…

Have you considered starting your own business or do you currently have a business of any kind? Would you like to be provided with and implement a proven marketing system, learn and implement Attraction Marketing skills, learn and implement Blogging skills…all for less than an initial investment of $175? My personal estimate of the long-term value of these two items is over 7 figures. Many people have paid an initial investment of more than $25,000 for much, much less in value.

Ann Sieg

The 7 Great Lies of Internet Marketing

Would you be interested in knowing how to do this? Then at the top right of this page request and read the free copy of the 7 Lies of Network Marketing, and then the Attraction Marketers Manifesto that is also free.

Please contact me at any time.

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Affiliate Of Renegade Marketing

Small Business Consultant
Orlando, FL
407-951-7132
dannorris42@gmail.com

Keys To A Successful Home Based Business!

Home Business

Work From Home

This post is to share my ideas about the “keys to a successful home based business!”

If you are thinking about or are already running your home based business I recommend that you read these recommendations and determine if they have been considered in your present or future business. My experiences say that these considerations  are critical to achieving major success in your own business.

If you have followed my posts for the last few days you will remember that the latest data reveals that only about 3% of those working on the internet have broken even and made as much money as they have invested. Right now some 32 million people are working on the internet without making any profit and wondering why? This is supposed to be simple!

Next you would remember the 80/20 rule where some 20% of the U.S. population continues to educate and retrain themselves in order to be employed successfully. And because they take this action they typically wind up with the jobs.

There are at least three other major considerations regarding business success that I would like to share with you regarding your new or future home based business.

The first major consideration is that to make the 3% or the 20% categories of success above that it will be very important to associate yourself with a team of professionals that can and will give you ongoing guidance and advice as you work to make your business successful. A business is an on-going process, not an isolated event, and advice, decisions, corrections and actions must be taken daily to assure success and avoid failure.

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The second key consideration is for you to have a proven marketing system that will generate adequate prospects for your business so that buyers will generate the sales volume to produce the desired profits to sustain your business. How many buyers will you need at the price levels of your products and services to generate needed profitability? How many prospects will you need to have consider your products and services to produce the number of buyers that you will need? How many prospects will turn out to be buyers?

Self Employed

Online Jobs From Home

The final major consideration is the amount of start-up cash  and on-going
working money that you can invest in your business. Do you have $100 to $500 minimum as start-up money and will you be able to invest $100 or more per month in the necessary expenses that any business faces? These are minimum amounts, however unless you can set aside these amounts to assure success I would recommend that you find a way to provide the funds through loans or begin savings now.

It Can Be Done

Build Your Business!

I have a very favorite saying that I repeat to myself from time-to-time and that is…”you don’t know what you don’t know” which means to me that you can either work with someone who does know or you can find these things out on your own by experience. It is a lot more fun to follow a successful, proven approach with someone that you can trust and have confidence in working alongside.

It would be a pleasure to work with you if these considerations make sense to you and you are ready to get started. Get in touch with me now to discuss what you want to accomplish!

Dan Norris
Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Independent Associate
LegalShield

Small Business Consultant

407-951-7132
dannorris42@gmail.com

Solutions To America’s Unemployment Crisis

God Bless america

United States

Yes, there are solutions to America’s Unemployment Crisis! And it is up to you and I to provide them until we can find leadership that is truly interested in the welfare and livelihood of the American people.

While driving I truly enjoy listening to a variety of smart, conservative, logical talk show hosts, both local and national. Today while drivng to my local places of business I heard some startling figures that point to the real state of our nation. The first was that we are at the lowest number of employed workers in many many years. So many people have given up on finding jobs and are no longer counted in the work force…and that it actually benefits the employment numbers game. The second number that I heard was that “real unemployment” is close to 24% when counting everyone that would really like to be working. The third number that was so disappointing is that the Average American family’s wages in 2012 was $31,000 and less than previous years.

I am sure that many of you agree with me that the mainstream media and this administration don’t even want to talk about these numbers…and that is a shame…because you and I have to live with them. Somehow we have to find a way to overcome the bureaucratic government takeover of private sector jobs, reduce regulations, implement a simple tax system such as The Fair Tax, allow the energy sector to build pipelines and mine coal as much
as we can and as much as we need.  Why should we be sending our precious American dollars for gasoline and oil to the far east??? This money could be much better spent at home.

I don’t know about you however I am as active as I can be with my government leaders, letting them know how strongly I feel about every key issue.

I really enjoyed Brian Tracy’s video below…he nailed our situation and offers sound solutions…are you also concerned about our situation and what to do about it? Brian also talks about the 80/20 rule where 20% of the population always continue to reinvent themselves by learning new skills…he is singing in my choir as that is exactly what I am promoting with you.

America’s Unemployment Crisis
Brian Tracy

Let’s call on our leaders to begin tackling the real issues of this country, not just the political and social issues that bring in votes and political power.

Dan Norris
Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Independent Associate
LegalShield

Small Business Consultant

Recession and Your Financial Goals

Today’s post is about how we must deal with the current 5-year long recession and your financial goals…and what we can do to achieve your financial goals in the midst of this very severe economic downturn. Has this economy affected you in achieving your financial goals? It certainly has affected me. And frankly I don’t see any outside help in sight.  We are now the “regulation nation”, we have added more taxes for virtually everyone, we are seeing the suppression of truth and honesty, and as a result we have very little trust in our government.  Can we really thrive as a nation where the wealthier class supports the remainder with lenient social programs?

Can we as individuals overcome these major obstacles? It is a tremendous challenge!

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My answer is absolutely YES! To me the real “American Way” is when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And I am talking about individuals now…not government. What is going on with our government is frightening in terms of intrusion on our freedoms, our constitutional rights, unbridled government spending, and wastefulness. Unless we change the way that our government is being managed, I have great concerns for the long term existance of our country as a republic.

And now I come back to the individual American citizen. I have great confidence that enough of our citizens are going to stand up and fight for our freedoms until we can get this country on the right track again. We have many citizens of this country that will not accept and talk about what is real truth now. Political correctness is destroying many values in our lives. Many are so very disinterested in what is going on that even some college students do not know about current events including who is the Vice President of the U.S..   I believe that truth will win out. This is a nation founded under God’s principles and beliefs, and I pray that He will lead us in the right path.

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financial independence

In the meantime as we gather hands to correct our government, I think the even more serious issue is the welfare of Americans who are struggling for financial security and independence. I submit that the only way for us to individually overcome these obstacles is for each person to take strong responsibility for their own personal financial well-being including finding a way to achieve financial independence. I believe that each person in financial need identify skills that they have and determine how to share those skills and bring value to others. This means many self-based and home-based businesses to bootstrap each of us to prosperity.

And I offer to help individuals find those opportunities where they can become successful and to teach them how to market themselves successfully.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Independent Associate
LegalShield

 

Does Your Small Business Face Legal Challenges Alone?

All small business owners need our business plan. Here’s a new study conducted by one of

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the largest market research firms in the country…

Small Businesses Face Legal Challenges Alone

New Study Shows Large Number of Small Businesses Don’t Seek Legal Help Despite Risks

PR Newswire

DALLAS, June 20, 2013

DALLAS, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - A new nationwide study released today by LegalShield shows a majority of America’s smallest businesses – those with 250 employees or less – go at it alone when it comes to dealing with legal issues that impact their business.  From debt collection, to contract disputes, to regulatory interpretations and employee issues, small business owners increasingly make critical decisions that could affect the success of their business without the benefit of advice or counsel from an attorney.

The Legal Needs of Small Business Survey shows that more than 13 million small businesses – nearly 60 percent of all small businesses – experienced significant legal events in the past two years.  However, a majority of those businesses (54 percent) did not seek the services of an attorney to help them deal with those issues.  When asked why they did not hire an attorney, 57 percent reported they believed they could handle legal issues better on their own, while 40 percent said they did not use an attorney because of cost concerns.  The reluctance to use an attorney comes despite the fact that nearly all respondents listed at least one legal issue – debt collection, insurance disputes, government regulations, tax issues, contract concerns, intellectual property protection, product liability and threats of lawsuits by customers and employees – as one of the “greatest threats to their business.”

“Our study clearly points to a dangerous cost-benefit issue in the marketplace,” said LegalShield CEO Rip Mason.  ”A frightening number of small business owners deal with legal issues on their own because they don’t believe hiring an attorney is worth the significant cost they have to pay.  Fortunately, having access to legal advice and counsel does not have to be expensive.  LegalShield Small Business legal protection plans take the cost-benefit debate off the table.  For a fraction of what a small business would pay an attorney to handle a single issue, they can have access to their own dedicated law firm for advice and counsel.”

Legal expenses for small businesses can be significant.  Owners reported spending an average of $7,600 in legal expenses per year with 20 percent saying they spend $10,000 or more per year for legal help.   With LegalShield Small Business plans, owners instead pay between $75 and $125 per month, depending on their number of employees, to have year-round access to a range of legal services they need to protect their businesses.  The most sought after legal services by small businesses, according to the survey, are assistance with debt collection and review of contracts, agreements and other important business documents – two prominent services covered under a LegalShield Small Business Plan.  LegalShield attorneys also provide consultation on such issues as incorporation, intellectual property protection, employment issues and vendor problems.  Services covered under LegalShield Small Business plans include:

  • Ten initial debt collection letters written per month;
  • Three contracts, up to 15 pages in length, reviewed each month;
  • Three business documents reviewed each month; and
  • Up to 75 hours in trial defense services, including 15 hours of pre-trial preparation and 60 hours at trial, on covered matters.

“When looking at the data on the kinds of legal issues business owners are handling on their own, it becomes clear they are spending a lot of time on this effort,” Mason said.  “This is time they’re not spending on growing their business.  Small business owners have to wear a lot of hats, but being the company attorney is not one of them when they have ready and inexpensive access to advice and counsel through our small business legal plans.”

Methodology

This study of small businesses in the U.S., commissioned by LegalShield, was conducted over the Internet.  A sample of owners and top executives of small businesses with 1 to 250 employees was drawn from the Executive Advisory Board®, Decision Analyst’s online panel of managers, executives, directors, and owners of smaller businesses.  Panelists were invited by email to the screening survey, and those who qualified were invited to Decision Analyst’s DAISurvey™ website to participate in the study.  A total of 1,007 interviews were completed online from May 2 through May 14, 2013. Statistical variation is 3 percent.

About LegalShield

LegalShield is one of the nation’s leading providers of legal protection plans for individuals,

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families and small businesses.  LegalShield legal plans cover more than 1.4 million families, 3.5 million lives and 37,000 small businesses across North America.  More than 34,000 companies offer LegalShield plans to their employees as a voluntary benefit.  For as low as $17 per month for an individual or family, and $75 to $125 per month for a small business, LegalShield members get access to attorneys who are experienced in the areas of law that impact them the most.  Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 49 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates.  The attorneys at these firms have an average of 19 years of experience in such areas as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues.  In 2012 alone, LegalShield firms received more than 2.1 million calls from members.  LegalShield also offers affordable identity theft plans.  Members receive identity theft protection for the entire family for the cost most competitors charge to cover a single individual.
For more info on our business plans…www.legalshieldassociate.com/hub/dannorris

Let me know as you have questions.

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Small Business Consultant

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

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WHAT A TERRIFIC NBA PLAYOFF 7 GAME SERIES!!!

And all of our hats are off to the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat for the exceptionally exciting NBA Playoff Series! Both teams and fans were “class acts” and we can be so very proud that we can enjoy sports competition at this level…right in our ownback yards!!! Thanks to both teams and congratulations to the MIAMI HEAT as CHAMPIONS of the NBA 2012!!! Here is a video of the end of the celebration in the American Airlines Arena….

Getting Started

Take Action

Get Started Now!

Now let’s talk about “Getting Started“…with your new business,  or with a new blog, or a new project, or a new income stream, or a new responsibility! It can be any opportunity that is waiting for you to take action and get things underway and going!. Planning is wonderful and necessary however unnecessary procrastination is costly and destructive. Do you face a situation or opportunity where you are just very afraid to take the first step or action? Is fear holding you back? Are you afraid that you will fail? Are you afraid that you will lose money? Are you afraid that you will be embarrassed by your family or friends? Ask yourself….what is holding me back? Fear is a tremendous power over positive actions!

Get Started!

Go!

If you do have some fears, those can be normal however not to the extent that it will stop you from getting started. To get yourself motivated and more confident to get started…think about the results that you can achieve if you proceed right now! Obviously you have envisioned some major benefits that will be very beneficial to you…is it more income? Is it being able to work from home and staying with your loved ones? Is it to pursue a dream or a career that you have dreamed about all your life? Is it to help people do something that they currently cannot do for themselves? What I am asking you to do is to put that goal on something tangible that you can see like a photograph or a piece of paper or something that will remind you of your goal every day…preferably every hour! This will keep you motivated and energized to get started. We must think of the end results in order to start the engine, get the fuel and provisions to get you on that road to successful accomplishment! We all can use motivators to get us going as well…

I would like to share three exceptional motivational authors with you that if you read their books you will be very thrilled that you did. The first is “The Magic of Thinking Big” by Dr. David Schwartz, PhD…a book that has meant so much to my life. The second is…”The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. The third is “How To Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie.

[color-box]I was blessed by receiving a guest post from an associate last week. The post is very motivational to me and I think you will enjoy it as well…
Need More Business? (Guest Post by Julie Fleming)

June 14, 2013 by 

When did you last do something outside your comfort zone to grow your business? Comfortable and safe are usually not effective for creating rapid business growth. You (and your business) will grow every time you step up to a new level. But that can be nerve-wracking! New behaviors, especially those that play out in public for others to see, can be difficult. What if we fail?  What if we look stupid?  What if we really mess up? Read more: http://joryfisher.com/2013/06/need-more-business/[/color-box]

I trust that you enjoyed this excellent post by Julie.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Independent Associate
LegalShield

9 Ways To Build A Professional Team Of Your Dreams!

Your Professional Team

Build Your Professional Team

Competitive people want their professional team to win…no matter what their team is playing. The same applies to your own personal team of professionals! This post is about nine ways to build a professional team of your dreams! Since you may be unsure about how build an expert team here are some recommendations from experience.

My last two posts have focused on the “decision making process” and the “decision making process - critical thinking skills”.  Much of where we are in our life is the results of the decisions that we make.  I believe that a “team of professionals” is vital to your achieving financial independence. This team should consist of several professionals that are proficient in a critical lifestyle affecting subject…and how to deal with it more effectively than you! No offense intended…however the reality is that each of us develops ourselves to deal effectively with a given career field. We cannot be everything to everybody…which is why I am sharing my opinions on “9 Ways to Build A Professional Team of Your Dreams!”

Tax Preparation and Advice - Selection of a person or business for this task depends upon the complexity of your taxable circumstances.  I prefer and recommend the services of a qualified, experienced CPA or firm with more than 10 years of experience and are well recommended.   I also recommend interviewing at least (3) candidates and discussing ways that they work and their fees for first year and ongoing years.

Financial Advisor - In this case I recommend the services of a comprehensive financial advisor or planner that analyzes and makes recommendations for all facets of your financial and risk management life needs. You may meet brokers, stock brokers or traders that are called financial advisors, however  typically they only buy, sell, or trade your assets.   My recommendation is to interview at least (3) (CFP) Certified Financial Planners with more than 10 years of experience, perform comprehensive financial planning, and are well recommended. Discuss fees for first year and ongoing years.

Law Firm - Here you will need to select a firm that has attorneys that are competent in

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LegalShield

many fields of law..and are affordable.  I recommend legal plans by LegalShield that offer a closed panel of some 6,900 attorneys across the United States and Canada. An extremely important reason for this recommendation is that LegalShield makes legal services affordable for virtually everyone.  Simply hiring an attorney at the time of need may prove very costly and less effective.  You can read more about why attorneys are so very important by requesting the free book at the top right of this page. You can learn more and begin your legal memberships by going to this link..

LegalShield Legal Plans

Business Consultation - My successful business background of 50+ years across five

Dan Norris

Business Consultant

business fields qualifies me as an excellent point of contact to discuss your small business needs, whether you are considering starting a business, have one underway and have questions, or are not satisfied with your results and would like to consider changes. I can recommend options to you for getting started or resolving issues in your business, no matter what the issue. I recommend that you request a free 30-minute consultation in the right panel on this page, and you may access specific information on my primaty business opportunity at…

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Attraction Marketing - This subject is also called Content Marketing and Inbound

The 7 Lies of Internet Marketing

Ann Sieg

Marketing. Any type of business or professional, small or large, that depends upon finding customers to buy their products or services, can benefit from Attraction Marketing. The purposes are to establish a presence on the internet and to attract customers to that site  so that the buyer and seller communicate on what is offered and the buyer has the option of deciding if these solutions meet their needs. This methodology reaches millions of individuals on the internet and applies attraction techniques as compared to techniques that employ searching or advertising for buyers.  I recommend Ann Sieg and her organization as the leading trainer in the Attraction Marketing industry, as more than 350,000 people internationally have studied with her. I recommend that you read the following two free documents by Ann Sieg…

The 7 Great Lies Of Network Marketing

The Attraction Marketers Manifesto

Blogging - The process of developing content and creating copy is an essential part of

MLM BlogSecrets

Ty Tribble

Attraction Marketing. Ann Sieg has teamed with Ty Tribble, a #1 Blogger in the U.S. since 2003, to develop the art of blogging. Ty is considered a master of the art of blogging and I recommend him as the individual to train you in this important process.

                                                    MLM Blog Secrets

 

Blog Designer - Lorraine McNulty is an award winning blog designer that I highly recommend. She has many years of experience in website building and blogging.  She may

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be contacted at the following location…

http://www.buildablog.co/

Lorraine has a wealth of knowledge and is one of my several mentors.

 

 

 

Online Marketing Strategies - Edwin Cabrera is an outstanding consultant class educator

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Online Marketing Strategies

deeply involved in Attraction Marketing. Edwin continues to study with and participate in Ann Sieg’s tiered educational program and Edwin is in the Advanced Class of this program.

Edwin has been a main mentor to me in my beginning in Attraction Marketing and coming up to speed. A wealth of knowledge…and he can focus on the Educator Market when needed. You can contact Edwin at this link…

http://edwincabrera.com/

Attraction Marketing and Graphics Art - Deanna Evertt is an excellent professional in the Attraction Marketing field and recently

provided the cover design for my new book…

Book Cover Design

Attraction Marketing
Graphics Artisdesign for my new book…

10 Reasons Why You Must Have A Law Firm On Retainer At All Times…For Less Than $1 Per Day! She is a proven talent in the offline industry and now is beginning to focus on the online industry as well.

You may contact Deanna Evertt at the following link…

http://www.everbettermarketing.com

 

 

I am very privileged to introduce this excellent team of professionals to you! I trust that you find this information very helpful!

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Independent Associate
LegalShield

 

 

 

 

Decision Making Process and Critical Thinking Skills

Critical Thinking Skills

Einstein - Critical Thinking

Which is more important? The Decision Making Process or Critical Thinking Skills?

Yesterday my post focused on the Decision Making Process...the steps…the importance of the very first decision in the process deciding “do I have a need”? And if you get this first decision wrong then obviously you have made a bad decision on the entire subject.

For example, if you are making a decision as to whether you may need professionals to help you with a specific area of need and you decide that you don’t have a need in that area, when in fact you obviously do have a need, then you have ignored the need, not understood the potential consequences of ignoring the need, or you decide that you will take the risk and the consequences which typically is an irresponsible conclusion.

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Just Look Up The Answers

I am sure that none of my readers want to consider themselves irresponsible.  Probably the most recurring conclusion is that…yes, I have the need but cannot afford to do anything about it. If this is the case then your income is not at the right levels and that is certainly an issue. You need to be talking with a competent person who can help you earn more money!

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I see many very intelligent professionals make incorrect decisions on the first decision question in the decision process…“do I have a need?“  This specifically applies in the case of the decision on “do I need the services of a financial advisor, a CPA, a law firm, a business consultant or trainer, and doctors”. Much of my life has been devoted to working with responsible people who realize that their lives can be much better if they elect to select and work with professionals in these fields. In building my practice as a financial advisor I found more than (300) people who agreed that it would be in their best interests to work with a professional financial advisor and respected company. I consider that your decisions on these key issues really decide what level of financial independence you will ever achieve.RealLife

I would encourage you as professionals and good business managers to rethink your decisions on key needs to accomplish financial independence and ask yourself…do I really need that professional or am I just kidding myself that I can do it myself? I assure you my friend if you have decided that you are going to do all of your professional jobs yourself, you will never have the opportunity to achieve financial independence. There is a thin line between mediocrity and brilliance…the same for excellent success and just getting by. What do you prefer for you and your family?

Tomorrow’s post…a review of key professionals that I know can help you tremendously! Sometimes you may not know the right solutions for your needs.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Independent Associate
LegalShield

 

 

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
Small Business Consultant

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Independent Associate
LegalShield

 

 

 

 

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?

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Independent Associate
LegalShield

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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Advocacy

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
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Small Business Consultant

 

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
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Small Business Consultant

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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Above and Beyond

“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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Bad GPS

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
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Small Business Consultant

 

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

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

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?

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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.

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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.

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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
Affiliate
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”.

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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.

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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
Affiliate
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.

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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…

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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

Affiliate
Renegade Network Marketing

Small Business Consultant

Identity Theft - 6 Reasons To Have The Right Protection With Restoration

Today’s topic is about protecting your personal identity, your assets, your personal identification data and especially that of your partner and children!

Identity Theft - 6 Reasons To Have The Right Protection With Restoration

ID Theft

Identity Theft

Identity Theft in 2012 was for the 12th year the highest incidence of crime reported to the FTC and increasing in frequency.  Identity Theft occurs in more than five major areas, not just on bank instruments and credit cards. It also occurs on Social Security numbers and especially income tax filing, Medicare and medical records with your insurance ID numbers, with driver’s license numbers, with pure theft of someone’s name and identification, and on the internet by data theft. Banks do not monitor all of these numbers and data possibilities so they cannot protect you for everything as is mistakenly thought.

We’re told to monitor our credit, to protect ourselves from identity theft. But who knew to apply that same wisdom to our offspring? Last year the number of identity theft victims reached 12.6 million, up 1 million from the previous year, according to a Javelin Strategy and Research Identity Fraud Report released Feb. 20, 2013.

According to the AllClear ID 2012 Child Identity Theft Report, about one in every 40 households with young children is being affected.

ID Theft of Children

Identity Theft of Children

Let me share the top 6 reasons in my opinion that each of us that is truly interested in protecting our assets and data,  needs the best in identity theft protection and restoration:

1.   There is virtually no way to stop identity theft. You can only monitor the most relavent data and financial activities to take action as quickly as possible to minimize the adverse consequences.

2.   As a regular citizen you do not have the time nor access to all of the places in the world where your financial and identification data is being shared.

3. To monitor all of your necessary data requires an extensive system of international data monitoring using licensed investigators to access and monitor your transactional data anywhere in the world. You do  not have this capability and personally, I know of only one company in the world that does this.

5.   In the event that your identity is stolen, it is highly recommended to employ licensed investigators with limited powers of attorney to analyze, access, identify the guilty, and restore your identity to it’s original status. It usually takes 300-700 manhours to restore someone’s identity when it has been severely damaged.

6   It is my opinion that if you must do the identity restoration yourself, requiring typically 300-700 manhours of effort, that you will need to take significant time off from your work to try to accomplish the complex tasks. If you are being reimbursed by an insurance policy to do the  work yourself there will be questions as to what is to be reimbursed and the money costs to do so will come out of your pocket first.   Unless you can enlist expert investigators, it is doubtful that you can access all your data to determine the issues.

Once identity theft occurs to an individual their lives can be essentially shut-down financially. It is very wise to consider an economical identity theft guard program with restoration to protect yourself.

The above information provides valuable background and rationale as to why you should protect yourself and family members with a good identity theft protection solution.

I encourage you evaluate alternatives on the market.

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I recommend that you obtain Identity Theft Shield with LegalShield and Kroll Investigative Services… before identity theft occurs as it costs much more after the fact. I do not know of another organization that has the capability of restoring your identity with licensed investigators, and with the option of having attorney legal services at the same time to give legal recommendations.

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Arm yourself and your family.

Identity theft affects millions of Americans each year. LegalShield offers two high quality identity theft plans.

I sincerely recommend for your protection that you decide to take action to protect yourselves from identity theft damage very soon!. Further, I invite you to let me know of any additions to this information that you believe would be helpful to others.

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As a small business consultant, I offer a free initial meeting or discussion to discuss your overall  legal, business consultation, Identity Theft, and/or Marketing Plan activity in your business. This can be accomplished personally if practical or via Skype or telephone if distance requires. I very much  look forward to your completion of  the form on the right  of this page which gives me your name and contact information so that we may schedule a discussion. All discussions held in strictest confidence. Contact me at 407-951-7132 or dannorris@legalshieldassociate.com.

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

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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!

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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

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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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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.

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Success

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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?
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DENISE WAKEMAN

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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