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How To Stay Engaged – 3 Tips To Keep You In Your Game

Do you just feel like throwing in the towel at times? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why am I hanging around these negative nellies?” Do you ever wonder why it’s so important to keep your mindset on positive and lovely things? Then let’s watch this video and have a conversation about it.

My middle nephew came to visit me and to help him with his career plans. During his visit, I got really present to a few things, that I just had to share. One of the biggest things that jumped right out at me was “negative self-talk.” It’s so darn destructive and yet mostly all of us are unaware that we do it in the first place. We do it everytime we dismiss our little wins. We do it when we make excuses for us not doing x,y, or z. We do it to make our friends look and feel better. I can do a whole video series on this. Yet, I only want to focus on 3 quick things you and I can do to keep ourselves engaged and on our game court.

Now on to the video!

 

 

I will confess, I was so worried about putting this video out there and sharing. It wasn’t perfect and blah blah blah. I just finished reading Grant Cardone’s book – Be Obsessed or Be Average.   Now, I am taking action; and that action is doing this. I am going to stick with internet marketing, self-branding till I get it right.  When we stay engaged and on the court, we can get things done and create wins for ourselves. You can win – just stay in the game and on the court.

Please like, comment, share, and subscribe to my YouTube Channel.  Together we can win!!!!

Thank you.

 

Earl

What Successful People Know About Books

So you decided to make the big jump and go for that goal, dream, vision, idea, or that ah ha moment you had. This is something to celebrate that you took that step…and you are on the path to your worthy goal. Give yourself a round of applause. You’ve earned it.  I want to encourage you on your new journey, or if you’ve been at it for awhile your continued journey. 

There’s one thing I want to share with you. This one thing, they said was the biggest driver of their success. Yes, they did all the business stuff, but this one thing made it possible for them to stay focused, determined, and more importantly helped them to overcome unexpected challenges on their quest for their gold. They read a good book daily and invested in themselves with personal development. 

Reading personal and development books actually help you to discover new things about yourself, that’s hidden in your blind spot. It will change the way you see yourself and your place in the world. It will open you up to new ideas and start to transform you from the inside out. This is what successful people know about books. It’s the most simple and powerful thing you can do in your quest to any goal you want!  

Listed below are some good books! This is a great place to start on your journey!!!

1.  The Success Principles by Jack CanfieldJack Canfield The Success Principles

Everyone should know that Jack Canfield wrote “Chicken Soup For the Soul”  which is another amazing inspirational book. That book put Jack on the global stage. It had a positive impact on thousands of people’s lives.  He was featured in the film, “The Secret.”  Jack is very practical and realistic type of person. This book will give you practical tools to reach any goal you have. It has plenty of actionable items for you to do. It’s no fluff, mess, and thrills. Just straight timeless  methodologies to get you from point A to Z.  I read this book when I started my first business-to-business sales position. It made a huge difference for me then, and it’s still keeps on giving. 

 

 

 

51KbpmnNmAL._SX352_BO1,204,203,200_2. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy 

A great read, and simple and easy to follow. Darren demonstrates that our everyday decisions to either do something to take towards our goals or away from our goals, has an impact on your ability to achieve or not achieve that goal.  If you feel like you are stuck on your course to the attainment of your goal, then stop what you are doing and read this book. You will see just how subtle the little things you don’t do really add up.  If ever wanted proof of the power of a mosquito sting in your life, then read this book.  Then read it again. Make sure go through the exercises at the end of each chapter. You will be amazed at what you discover and how to win. 

 

 

think and grow rich3.  Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

Look if you are serious about starting that dream job as a real-estate agent, insurance agent, bowling coach (yes, I am a league bowler) triathlon coach, real-estate investor, or whatever legal business/goal/venture you have, then you must read this book. There’s just no if and buts about it. The book was written like more than 70 years ago, and the secrets to wealth/abundance creation hasn’t change.  I’ve read this book several times and still get insights that are extremely valuable.  This book will literally will help you to develop a wealth consciousness. In addition, it will also teach you simple tools you can use everyday to keep your mind focused on the abundance that you seek, that’s around you, and within you. If you ask any successful businessperson if they read this book, they will say yes.  So get it and read it! 

 

 

4. The Compound Effect by Jeff Olson41hC5Pli3SL._SL160_

The small decisions that you and I make can either make us or break us. It may not happen right there on the spot, in most cases, however over time those little decisions add up. Either they can add up to a big win for us, or big loses.  This book isn’t just another feel good and be happy book. This book looks at every little thing we do or don’t do, and how it compounds to either spin us out of control or propels us to the next level. Jeff will point out stuff that you and I just probably wouldn’t even think about.  This book is good and so worth being on my list that I’ve written about it twice.  I promise you will not look at your decisions the same, because you will realize just how powerful they are. 

 

 

51Zm0PIE36L._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_5.  The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

It’s a best seller.  Not to mention he lives in my area. This book talks about the life that we all want. We all want the ability to make our annual income in a month, weeks, or days. Tim took his 40k a year position and turned it into an 40k per month business in only 4 hours per week. I know!!! He will show you how to create your ideal life with proven methods.  Now I must confess, I just ordered the book because my mentor, David Wood suggested it during an event. Therefore, I got it. From what I’ve schemed so far…I wish I had read and applied its principles in 2007 when it first came out. It’s a must read if you are in any business venture! 

 

I can go on and on with book recommendations. Reading is how I changed my life and has helped me to reach some major wins in my life. I can’t stress it enough. The only way you will change into the person you must become in order to have your definition of success, you must change your thinking/attitudes/and beliefs. 

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Now get these books. Read them, apply their wisdom, and take action(s)! You will amaze yourself with your accomplishments.  

 Earl 

How Does The Law of Attraction Work With Internet Marketing

In the last several years we’ve seen products and services offered on “law of attraction and marketing.” We’ve all seen someone who claims they have 7, 6, or 5 figures doing attraction marketing. So do you know what attraction marketing is? Can you tell me how the does the law of attraction work with internet marketing?  Exactly. So let’s break this down and put this in common every day language that folks can understand. Here’s why, this stuff does work and if you are reading this – you just proved it does. I can tell you that it works, again you are reading this blog. And I don’t have the budget for marketing like a Fortune 500 company does to get you to my blog.

photo-1457969414820-5fdd86fc0b84Let’s start at the beginning.  I will not assume you know what that law of attraction is or is not.  I am not going to quote too many people, because I want to keep this on “our level.” Esther and Jerry Hicks has a really simple definition of the law of attraction, “Like attracts like.” Napoleon Hill said in his famous book Think And Grow Rick.  “We become what we think about.” If you are a negative and grumpy person, your experiences in life will always be negative and grumpy.  If you constantly keep thinking you are poor, then the world will give you the experiences to support it.  You try to take a step to get ahead, then you take 2 steps back.  The car breaks down. The gas bill is 400 dollars past due. The kids’ need new shoes for school. Something always seem to come up, and take what little money you got left over from payday. Where as the rich person’s experience is completely opposite of that. We attract to ourselves what we think about!  We can talk about this all day, because it goes into actions/conversations with ourselves (verbal and non-verbal) right down to the foods to we eat. The law of attraction is real, and works regardless of how well you and I understand its impact on this planet.

So we know what the law of attraction is in a basic nutshell. Now let’s jump all the way forward to internet marketing. Let’s connect the dots. We get what we think about all the time. Whether you think about it or not, want it or not.  So now you want you to change your world. You want to leverage the power of the internet to create an extra source of income, start a business, get clients, or whatever. The law of attraction and internet marketing doesn’t care if you are promoting life insurance, books, Herbal Life, or free tips to hell and back. It doesn’t matter!!!!!  Here’s why, the basic definition of the law of attraction is “like attracts like.”  According to the  American Marketing Association here is the definition of marketing.  “Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.”   Now just combine them to come up with definition “the use of process(es) of creating, communicating, delivering and exchange offerings that are value to those who think about what I think about by leveraging the power of the internet.”   Yeah, it’s that easy.  If you are an insurance agent and you are looking for those people interested in insurance, you would leverage the internet to reach those customers.  If you are in selling old socks, then you would leverage the internet to reach those folks.   Now on a side note, 97% of the population don’t have a clue how to do that…and here’s what’s so awesome. They can learn and change their lives. Just a hint!!!

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Now we’ve got the definitions down. Now let’s connect the other dots. How does all this work? It works very simply. Unlike the normal commercials you see on tv/print ads that tell you your life sucks without their products, law of attraction and internet marketing (attraction marketing) works by providing people valuable content on a particular subject.  Let’s take this blog post, I am breaking down this concept of law of attraction and marketing, so that others can finally get it and realize it’s so easy! If was promoting HerbalLife, (they do have some good stuff on weight loss/diet/general nutrition) then my blog posts would be about weight lose/diet/being healthy. If I was an insurance agent, my blog posts would focus on the personal benefits of insurance. If I was a bowling coach, I would talk about how to pick the 10-pin, or how to develop a strong mental game (yes, bowling is very mental. You would be amazed.) The goal is to show people how your product/service will benefit them before they buy. Yes, it’s a fine line… because our favorite car commercials fight to make us believe we will be so happy if we just drove their car.  Where are attraction marketing efforts strive to solve a problem before the client buys. A big difference. So, in my blog postsInstagram, etc, I am trying to help people before they ever agree to work with me or buy anything. A huge difference, because attraction marketing only wants you to buy because you’ve gotten value from something shared at no cost to the reader; once you’ve gotten value, then you buy/sign up/do a dance number etc….

photo-1444653614773-995cb1ef9efaSo who’s using this attraction marketing? Everyone who wants to find new customers, multi-level marketing, direct sales, real-estate agents, major companies, everyone is doing it! Why because it works!!! Would you rather tireless chase after potential customers, or would rather have them to find you, read a blog post, learn something, and get value… and agree to sign up on your email list etc; versus the alternative. Not to mention, this method of marketing is cheaper and more effective, because the potential customer qualifies themselves…not you! See when you combine law of attraction and internet marketing, the prospect comes to you because you are putting out yourself, content, and vibes out there.  You are driving traffic to your website so that people can find you. People are reading your stuff and connecting with you.  They agree to sign up to your email, blog, or products.  All you did was to put out the vibe, took action on a consistent basis and you made a sale. If you didn’t great. Maybe the reader will share your information with someone who wants to be a customer, either way – this type of marketing empowers the buyers.  If you still have doubts, then stop and realize you are reading my blog now. So it does it work!  And here’s what’s so cool about this. All you need to get started is a blogging system, an email       auto-responder,  and to shorten your learning curve a training program like Empower Network. Like I said, you can use this type of marketing to market anything you want – donations requests, swimming lessons, bowling lessons, your MLM products, your insurance products, anything.  Go to every major retail store’s website. There’s a link for a blog. There’s a place for you to put your email for their sales. As soon as you enter that email and hit send, you will receive an email from them. They will then email you frequently about their sales, articles, etc.  You and I can do the same. As a matter of fact, when you sign up for my blog – you will get an email from earl@earlljones.com… and then I will email you every time I write a new blog post, every time I find some thing of interest to share, or when something awesome is happening that can help you in your game! You can do the same, and it doesn’t matter if you are doing it part time or full time. The fact is you can do this! 

Now that we got that done, let’s wrap this up. Anyone can do this. I was just like “WTF” when I started this journey years ago. Pay Per Click, drivephoto-1429051781835-9f2c0a9df6e4 traffic, SEO, or SEPD, or whatever it was, sounded like a bad shopping experience. I was confused and just overwhelmed.  However,  I wanted to get out of my comfort zone, improve my sales career, and make sure that I can add value to those around me.  As result, I was attracted to this program with Empower Network. Empower Network program teaches more than just internet marketing. The program teaches success mindset, abundance mindset, and personal self-responsibility/discipline. Plus, I watched several of their leaders go from broke as hell, to 6/7 figures earners. I watched them…I signed up for their emails/blog posts. So I know it works.  Now Empower Network don’t promise/guarantee any income at all – the governments frown upon that. What they do promise, that you will get out of it what you put into yourself and the program.  I’ve tried 3 others and this is the best one. I’ve got 30 blog post, 230+ people on my email list, and I had 30 visitors to my website today. I also made my first sale on auto-pilot (another term and method.) I didn’t have those results with the other programs. And the Monday/Thursday training calls are just awesome (those are free to share with anyone.) So if you want to learn more, let me know. Just put your information in the box below labeled “Why are struggling to build a profitable blog...”  and let’s ride. You can run a marathon, ride 100 miles, snow board, ski, scuba dive, etc with proper training and equipment. You can do the same with attraction marketing and make a difference in the lives others and yourself!

You can always connect with me on Facebook Instagram Twitter / Pintrest (I hope I spelled that right.) Take care of yourself and continue to reach for the sun!

Earl

2 Classic Books About No Self-Limitations

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Where would you be today, if you did not know how to read? How would your life change, if reading were not one of the skills you posses? What kind of lifestyle would you have, if you were not able to read those books in school and graduated with a high school diploma, GED, or some sort of collegiate degree? Most of us can’t even begin to fathom…it’s not even on our radar. For we know it was by reading, which enable us to learn, so that we can we can know what we need to know in order to support ourselves. Let’s take it one step further, the jobs we all currently have requires us to read for training and continued training. Even if you flip burgers, you have to read the menu and numbers on the cash register…or the ingredients list to make the fries just right and golden.

The books I’ve listed in this blog are just some of the best books I’ve read in my days. They all taught me that my abilities are only limited by my decisions and beliefs. You and I will always get what we expect and ask for from life and that we have the power to ask for get more. If you want more, then you have to know how to ask and get it without breaking the law and violating another person’s rights.

Let’s not bore each other with all the fact and figures out there regarding the proven power of reading. You can figure that out for yourself. Just look at where you are right now in your life. If you want to change any aspect of it, a book that’s already published or will be published can show you how to get there.  If you want to be a published author there’s a book for that. If you want to be a better lover, there’s a book for that. If you want to be a lawyer there’s a book for that. There are books on how to write a movie script and sale it. Finally, there are books for dummies on just about any subject you can think of.  There’s nothing you can’t learn from reading a book in any format.

Now very quick, let’s look at the flip side of this.  We all know the negative of not reading, or being able to read. Yeah…it’s a pretty huge gap. Need I say more? If you look at ProLiteracy’s web site, you can see the numbers. Reading affects every aspect of our lives. So go read a book, take action(s), and change your life.

Now, here are some books that I’ve read that helped me over come limits and obstacles on my life journey. These books are classic and are still making a huge impact on the lives of those who read them and apply what they have learned.

  1. Think and Grow Rich – by Napoleon Hill.

    I read this book in my undergrad years to help me with my first business adventure. The whole idea of being my own boss was like “Elmer says what?” My tour with the military was over and college just started. Thanks to the G.I. Bill, financial aid, small student loans, and four roommates life was golden. No real cares in the world. Then one day I saw an employment ad in the paper, answered it, and the rest was history. I joined my first multi-level marketing. Mr. Hill and I would spend hours on the throne chatting about the power of vision, ideas, thoughts, plans, etc. In the end, the business venture did fail (the company founders were sued by the Feds.)  Please note they were sued because they violated the legal definition of multi-level marketing. In this case, commissions were made on the signing up of people who would buy $1000’s in products just to get sign up. To learn more about multi-level marketing legalize just Google it.  Despite it all that and the set backs, what I learned the most from Mr. Hill and our sessions was success and wealth can only comes from consistent hard work, faith, and the smarts to know when things are out of your control. Setbacks will happen and will require course corrections. (Notice the next time you drive your car, you don’t stay in straight line for long before you make a left, a right, veer to the left or to the right…and sometimes take a full detour to either avoid traffic jams or construction. And none of that stops you from driving to your destination.) Would I do multi-level marketing again? Yes I would, because of the residual income it creates and the tax breaks…and whole host of reasons. Not to mention you can leverage the power of the internet to help you win at the game. Sign up for my blog or contact me and I will send you some good stuff.  Keep in mind…success is hard work!  If you want to start any business…read this book and make it happen. No excuses!

    Click Here to Learn More About Think and Grow Rich – by Napoleon Hill.

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  2. How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling – by Frank Bettger

    This was my very first sales book. Right after graduating college I had to work…work…work. My landlord was only concerned about his rent check and my college degree was not cashable at the local bank. After reading Think and Grow Rich, I knew sales is where it is at. Look there’s no other career out there that can allow people to make a lot of money as quickly as a sales career. Sales people are the reason why you have the shoes  you bought on your feet. Someone sold the design, the idea, the manufacturing plant, parts, etc to the company that made and market that shoe. Sales makes the world go around!!!  It’s literally working for yourself…without being by yourself. It’s the only job/career where you control how much you do or don’t make. Want a pay raise sale more or bigger deals!

    The first straight commission sales job I had was with an alarm company in Nashville, TN. I can hear all of you now… ‘oh no.’ Got it… no base salary. When my boss Liz told me that…I about crapped my new slacks. She saw the fear of the unknown in my eyes and on my cheeks. Everyone I knew told this crazy tale  about “get a paycheck and know how much you got coming in.” In her motherly fashion (you can always tell when a lady has kids. They always go into I’m a mom mode when they want to make a point with love and concern.) She told me if she didn’t think I could cut the mustard she wouldn’t bring me on. She asked me if I was open to taking some advice.  I said yes. She told me to read this book before I started training with Sal.  Since I wanted the job, back then the idea of making 400 a week just from 2 sales sounded like a lot of money. I left her office, stopped at the mall, bought the book, and have been in sales ever since. The ideas in this book are fundamental to a successful sales career. I was quickly rising up the leader board…and was making my own appointments and flyers…all because I read a book learned a few things and put them to work. The sales tips and ideas shared in the book are still taught today and are a must to having a fighting chance of succeeding in any sales role. I made a lot of big sales… all because I read a book, learned a few things, and took action. If my memory serves me right, I made like 9k in 3-4 months of being there. I just knew that if I took action on what I had learned, things had to work it self out. A lot of us miss out simply because we don’t take the time to read, to learn, so that we can do.

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Now listen. I am not claiming to know it all. I can only tell you about what happened to me and the results I got. This ain’t for everyone…goodness knows. Look at the end of the day we are all looking for that magic pill/bullet/or winning lottery ticket to make our dreams come true. We all want our definition of the good life.  You’ve tried a lot of things…and that didn’t work out…or not exactly as you would like…or maybe it did. Only you know.  What we do know, learning and doing always yield results. Those results can always be tweaked and fined tuned to get the desired results/numbers etc. For me, these books help shine some light on some dark subjects at the time (I  go back to the books from time to time.) Maybe these books or other books can do the same for you…won’t know till you try. Get to reading, learning, and applying. And if you want to learn more about how leverage the internet to help with any MLM…just shoot me an email and I will share some stuff with you.
Earl