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07/04/04Only 11 more days to early bird! #

Niquenya Fulbright


What are you waiting for?

The 2004 Edgewater-Rogers Park Career & Small Business Expo is the place to be Saturday, October 9th through Sunday, October 10th 2004. Experience fun for all ages while enjoying a wealth of products and services.

*Food
*Games
*Door Prizes
*Raffles
*Face Painting
*Quality Products
*Spa Services
*Informative Seminars
*Fashion Show
*Performances by 2004 Chicago Idol finalist, renowned gospel artists, a reggae band, a calypso group, dance troupes, hip-hop artists and more

There are only 11 more days to take advantage of early bird registration so get cracking!

Register online at http://www.careerandsmallbusinessexpo.info

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06/14/04Adv: Looking for the key to success? #

Niquenya Fulbright


The 2004 Edgewater-Rogers Park Career & Small Business Expo

The purpose of this event is to expose small businesses to more potential customers, to put jobseekers in touch with local openings, to serve as a connection to community resources and to promote the theme of faith, family, fun and finances.

This event will include an abundance of products and services offered by local small businesses, fun-filled activities for kids, entertainment for attendees of all ages and a wealth of informative seminars exploring such topics as legal aid, health and wellness, resume building and much more. Vendor space is available to promote your business’ products/services.

Saturday, October 9, 2004 - 9 AM to 7 PM
Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 10 AM to 6 PM
The Broadway Armory
5917 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60660-3526

Visit http://www.careerandsmallbusinessexpo.info today!

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05/22/04Recommendation for Spa Services #

Niquenya Fulbright


Hello all,

I am posting this for my mother, Valerie. She is looking to expand her client base for her home day spa located in the Edgewater community here in Chicago. She is offering a wide range of services from facials to waxing to body treatments. She is a certified herbalist, confident make-up artist and licensed esthetician and she has a great deal of experience in the health and beauty industries. She is also an independent distributor for Brain Garden raw food and Nature's Sunshine herbal products. If you would like more information about specific prices and/or services offered and to schedule your appointment, please contact her at faithshands@yahoo.com.

***SPECIAL: Free Brow Shaping with Facial!***

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05/09/04Something everyone here should be interested in I hope #

Niquenya Fulbright


Hello all,

I am hosting the 2004 Edgewater-Rogers Park Small Business Career & Small Business Expo on October 9th and 10th which will be a very large event if successful. I am in need of vendor participation. This is a very good networking opportunity as well as an avenue to get in touch with 1000's of new potential customers. 25% of the proceeds are going to the renovation project of my local park district so I am expecting a great turnout from the public due to the charitable cause. I plan to hold several seminars in the classrooms off from the main event room on a variety of topics ranging from resume building, grant writing, health and wellness, etc; so if you're interested in conducting one, please contact me directly. Same goes if you know of some local Chitown talent who would like to perform. For more information regarding the event itself, please visit http://www.careerandsmallbusinessexpo.info or check it out in the events section here on Ryze.
God bless,

Niquenya Fulbright

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04/16/04re: This week Newsletter #

Darren Smith


Calvin:

I knew there was something I forgot to tell you yesterday. I really enjoyed reading this article.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."

Herm Albright
1876-1944, Author

"Positive thinking won't help you do everything, but it will help you do everything better than negative thinking."

Zig Ziglar

Darren

> Calvin Thomas wrote:
> I hate being late for another newsletter but here it comes. This week we will talk about what it takes to be a success. What makes a good leader? For starters, leaders do not wait for other people to give them permission to do something. They just do it. Leaders accept responsibility for the choices they make in life. They are not sucked into the "victim mentality" syndrome, which is characterized by a persistent desire for people to blame others for their poor choices. Bottom line: Leaders realize that the decisions they make are all theirs, and thus take full responsibility for any resulting failures.
>
>In the world of business - especially network marketing and direct sales - leadership is the defining ingredient that separates the mediocre from the superstars. It is the act of persuasion. It is getting people to see new perspectives and do things they normally would not do. It is about setting your ego aside and having the passion and charisma to get people to follow you. Leaders do not follow. They just do.
>
>Can an average person become a leader? Yes, most certainly. People can transform themselves and make huge strides in leadership abilities just as they do in other areas of personal development. It starts with inner self-leadership and expands outward to influence and move others around you. Leadership is about self-direction and self-control and shows in what "we do." Become the right kind of person (passionate, responsible, doer, believer) and others will flock right into your lap, and not until.
>
>However, like other areas of self-improvement, it is no easy task, because man's natural instinct is mediocrity. Yes, mediocrity. It would be nice if we could all become leaders by simply following a few simple steps. However, the path to leadership requires finding our own way. The direction we take will differ for each of us. However, we can focus on a few key traits.
>
>No Fear But Fear Itself
>
>So what is it that keeps us from pursuing opportunities, leading others, taking action, and doing what we really want to do? One word: FEAR. Fear of rejection. Fear of people. Fear of trying new things. Fear of not being perfect. Enjoying our comfort zone (average).
>
>It is almost as if the fears we have actually begin to become like bondage. Ever feel that way? You can usually tell who lives in fear. They usually wear them on their sleeves. Ever hear people say:
>
>"I would try that but I just don't have time”. "That program will never work. I already tried networking and it didn't work before." "I would listen to you, but that sounds like some pyramid scheme."
>
>The list of the doubts and fears that roll off people's lips is endless. Stand in any line with people, on the bus or at work, and listen to the idle chatter. You will hear people's fear in their everyday conversation. "Oh, I hate working here, but the job market is just too difficult to try and find something else." If you want to be a great leader, learn to conquer your fears.
>
>Embrace Failure
>
>Study the histories of all great leaders and you will see lives littered with failures. It is called "failing forward fast”. In addition, it is one of the top traits of successful leaders. That is why it takes guts to be a leader. Many people are scared of failure and do not like to tackle the tough issues. (Then again, not everyone wants to be a leader, right.) It requires being decisive and a willingness to take chances. In addition, yes, to FAIL - but to accept it, learn from it and move on.
>
>Become A Believer
>
>Children need to "see it" in order to believe it. Leaders believe it BEFORE they see it. Here is something to try: Try doing what you say you will do. (Remember, the odds are against you). When faced with problems and obstacles, choose to learn from the experience and turn them into an opportunities. Do not whine and complain about yesterday's defeats. (It is counter-productive and you look like a fool next to Thomas Edison). Key: Until you are able to wipe out the past mistakes from the movie projector that keeps playing in your head, you will never be able to move forward. Leaders believe in themselves and believe in abundance.
>
>Take Some Risks
>
>Leaders are the ones willing to make huge sacrifices in time, money and family in order to achieve their goals. Risk is the price you pay for success. You must carry the burden and have the backbone to make decisions that are not popular. Be internally directed, not "socially fit”. You will never achieve wealth and success as long as you care what other people thing of you. Yes, leadership has a price, (risk) but it also offers tremendous rewards.
>
>Do not Follow The Crowd
>
>here's a crucial defining trait of a leader: they do not follow the crowd. Nothing great was ever accomplished by a crowd. A crowd merely blows with the wind, like scattered leaves. Crowds have no purpose and end up nowhere. It takes courage to go against the crowd and be a true individual, but it is the most exciting, exhilarating thing we can do. It is also the most difficult and frightening. That is why success is so elusive and so rare.
>
>Take Ted Turner of CNN fame, for instance. He said, "Lead, follow, or get out of the way!" Was Turner moving with the herd? No, he was the captain, not one of the deck hands. Most people live in a state of self-consciousness. They go to work, support their families are active in their communities and are good citizens. Their egos are socially supported which means they go with the flow. Thus, because they are moving with the herd and moving with the group's collective consciousness, they struggle. It is never their goals, their vision, or their choices. Most people rarely, if ever, move into the direction of freedom and true self-_expression.
>
>The leaders are your freedom fighters. These are people like Winston Churchill, Henry Ford, Margaret Thatcher, Thomas Jefferson, and Bill Gates. Leaders usually affect thousands of people. Anytime you share your energy with enough other people, BAM, success follows. The problem though is that the notion of prosperity scares many people because they were taught that money is evil, or are afraid of the responsibility that comes with success.
>
>While the world continues to change, the traits of good leaders remain constant. The principles are timeless. Once you learn how to liberate the leader within you, extraordinary things happen. People need clear objectives set before them if they are to achieve anything of value. Success never comes instantaneously. It comes from taking many small steps. A set of goals becomes a map a potential leader can follow in order to grow. As Shad Helm setter states in You Can Excel in Times of Change, "It is the goal that shapes the plan; it is the plan that sets the action; it is the action that achieves the result; and it is the result that brings the success. And it all begins with the simple word goal." We, as equipping leaders, must introduce our people to the practice of setting and achieving goals.
>
>Lily Tomlin once said, "I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific”. Many people today find themselves in the same situation. They have some vague idea of what success is, and they know they want to achieve it. However, they have not worked out any kind of plan to get there. I have found that the greatest achievers in life are people who set goals for themselves and then work hard to reach them. What they get by reaching the goals is not nearly as important as what they become by reaching them.
>
>When you help your people set goals, use the following guidelines:
>
>Make the goals appropriate.
>Always keep in mind the job you want the people to do and the desired result: the development of your people into effective leaders. Identify goals that will contribute to that larger goal.
>
>Make the goals attainable.
>Nothing will make people want to quit faster than facing unachievable goals. I like the comment made by Ian Macgregor, former AMAX Corporation chairman of the board: "I work on the same principle as people who train horses. You start with low fences, easily achieved goals, and work up. It's important in management never to ask people to try to accomplish goals they can't accept."
>
>Make the goals measurable.
>Your potential leaders will never know when they have achieved their goals if they are not measurable. When they are measurable, the knowledge that they have been attained will give them a sense of accomplishment. It will also free them to set new goals in place of the old ones.
>
>Clearly, state the goals.
>When goals have no clear focus, neither will the actions of the people trying to achieve them.
>
>Make the goals require a "stretch”.
>As I mentioned before, goals have to be achievable. On the other hand, when goals do not require a stretch, the people achieving them will not grow. The leader must know his people well enough to identify attainable goals that require a stretch.
>
>Put the goals in writing.
>When people write down their goals, it makes them more accountable for those goals. A study of a Yale University graduating class showed that the small percentage of graduates who had written down their goals accomplished more than all of the other graduates combined. Putting goals in writing works.
>
>It is also important to encourage your potential leaders to review their goals and progress frequently. Ben Franklin set aside time every day to review two questions. In the morning, he asked himself, "What good shall I do today?" In the evening he asked, "What good have I done today?" I just can't do it!!" My five-year-old son yelled, throwing the pencil to
>The ground. "It's just too hard!!" Angry with himself, he fled the room, his
>Attempts to write his letters properly abandoned in a heap on the floor next
>To the pencil. Torn between running after him and letting him work it out
>He, I lingered behind, retrieving the abandoned pencil and smoothing
>Out the wadded up paper. I glanced down at the meticulous work he had
>Rejected. Pride welled up in my eyes as I gazed upon the backward "S" and
>shaky "G".But those flaws were not what caused my sudden tears and desire to
>run into his room and hug him hard. What I saw was a careful straight line
>of letters that a few weeks ago had been carelessly crooked. I saw a perfect
>?D? In addition, a flair to the ?A? that had been missing from his previous attempts.
>I saw the progress that he did not see. I saw his potential.
>
>The next day, determined to "get in shape" once and for all, I decided it
>was time to add the extra riser to my step and the extra pounds to my
>dumbbells. The morning after, I just lay there, paralyzed by soreness. "Come
>on," I told myself, "Why can't you just get in shape? What is wrong with you?
>
>
>Work was not much better. During the course of the day, I doubted my ability
>to tackle a challenging project, berated myself for dipping into the candy
>dish that perpetually sits on the Administrative Assistant's desk, and
>condemned myself for working late and having to rush out the door to pick up
>my son on time.
>
>Why is it so easy for us to set our kids up to win, but we constantly set
>ourselves up to fail? With our children, if they do something even close to
>what they are trying to do, we admire and encourage them. For us, we tell
>ourselves "close, but no cigar."
>
>And as a result, our kids grow and expand at an astronomical rate, while we
>often struggle along just to survive.
>
>I was playing Yatzee Jr. with my son the other night. I was having a
>fantastic game, with four "Yatzees" (they are easier to get in Yatzee Jr,
>but still?) on my scorecard. He, however, did not do as well. "That's okay,
>Mom”, my son enthused. "I tried. Let us play again. I will bet I will win this
>time!" Alright, his manipulation to get me to play another game worked.
>After all, how could I argue with such an optimistic outlook? He did not pout
>that the game was fixed. He did not complain. Instead, he recognized that he
>tried, and saw the potential to try again. He set himself up to win. And he
>did!
>
>Despite our inclination to do otherwise, we can all set our lives up to win.
>For example, I can feel my aching muscles in the morning and be proud of the
>extra effort I put into my workout. I can face a project at work with
>enthusiasm for the challenge rather than self-doubt. I can be thankful that
>I was able to only take from the candy dish one time rather than dip into it
>all daylong. And I can be proud of my commitment to complete a task and
>happy for a car that I love to ride in with an awesome stereo to inspire me
>as I drive frantically to pick my son up on time. Rather than crumbling up
>my life into a wad and rejecting it like an old piece of paper, I can look
>at it and see my progress and potential, not my flaws. And you can do it
>too! It is not easy, but it is worth it. Give yourself the same benefit you
>give your kids ? and set yourself up to win!
>Use the 80/20 Rule
>
>The 80/20 rule is as applicable to individual salespeople as it is to a large sales force. Fully eighty percent of your success as a salesperson will be determined by your attitude and only twenty percent by your aptitude. Some people feel that attitude is ninety percent of success in all human endeavors involving other people, but we can quite comfortably use eighty percent as a figure for the purposes of this article.
>
>Develop a Positive Attitude
>
>A positive mental attitude, or a constructive and optimistic way of looking at yourself and your work, goes hand in hand with sales success in every field and in every market. The development of this unshakable attitude of cheerfulness and enthusiasm is your springboard to greatness as a salesperson, no matter what is going on around you.
>
>Learn Your Product Well
>
>The twenty percent of sales effectiveness that comes from product knowledge and professional selling skills is terribly important as well. It is only when you are thoroughly knowledgeable about what you are selling and thoroughly skillful in your ability to present it effectively that you develop the calmness and confidence upon which a positive mental attitude depends.
>
>Upgrade the Quality of Your Thinking
>
>The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life. If you improve the quality of your thinking, in any area, you improve the quality of your life in that area. By using your mind, your ability to think, you become a creator of circumstances rather than a creature of circumstances. You move from being powerless to being powerful. You determine everything that happens to you by the way you think about it, in advance. You may not be what you think you are, but what you think, you are!
>
>Change Your Inner Attitudes of Mind
>
>The most rapid and positive changes in your personality and your sales results come about when you change your thinking about yourself and your possibilities. When you reprogram your subconscious mind so you feel a sense of unshakable optimism and self-confidence, every part of your life begins improving immediately. As William James of Harvard wrote in 1905, "The greatest revolution of my generation is the discovery that individuals, by changing their inner attitudes of mind, can change the outer aspects of their lives."
>
>Expect the Best
>
>The very best salespeople have an attitude of calm, confident, positive self-expectation. They feel good about themselves and they have absolute faith that everything they are doing is contributing toward their inevitable success. They are cool, relaxed, happy, and cheerful about their lives and their careers. They know, deep in their hearts, that they are good at what they do, and their customers know it as well. Often, their customers decide to buy from them even before they have made a sales presentation or described their product or service. They are the champions, or superstars, of selling everywhere, and you can be one of them by developing the same attitudes and attributes that they have.
>
>Action Exercises
>Here are two things you can do immediately to put these ideas into action:
>
>First, resolve today to develop and cultivate an attitude of calm, confident, positive expectations towards yourself, your customers, and your career. Expect the best!
>
>Second, take complete control of your thinking and concentrate on the solution rather than the problem. Look for the good in every situation. Be positive and cheerful, no matter what happens.
>
>Well I guess that is it. Till next week.
>
>
>
>Calvin J. Thomas, Jr.

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04/16/04ADV: National Black Chamber of Commerce knows opportunity #

Niquenya Fulbright


Check out this article published by the National Black Chamber of Commerce located on their website at http://www.nationalbcc.org/press/article.asp?id=134&scope=press:

PRE-PAID LEGAL SERVICES INC. CHANGING LIFE STYLES OF AFRICAN AMERICANS

By NBCC

Monday, November 24, 2003

Dateline Washington, DC: During testimony on the “State of the African American Male” hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus on November 15, Harry C. Alford, President/CEO, of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. listed opportunities to overcome barriers of employment within African American communities. The number one opportunity caught everyone’s attention. He stated that Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. (NYSE:PPD) is offering an immense opportunity in terms of income and a badly needed service.

Congressman Danny Davis noted in his introductory remarks that “African American males are the first arrested and the last to get a lawyer”. Alford noted that Pre-Paid Legal Services offers good legal service on demand for those enrolled in the program. “It’s like an insurance policy for reputable lawyers”. One agreed reason for the high concentration of Blacks in prison and in legal trouble per se is the lack to good legal access. Equally important, states the NBCC, to work within the Pre-Paid Legal Services network provides a great opportunity for income. A good example of this is the success of Darnell Self. Darnell, located in Maryland, has built a network of Pre-Paid Legal Services representatives numbering over 58,000 (98% African American) throughout the nation. More than a few of these representatives are earning six figure incomes by providing this service. A conference of these representatives was held recently in Orlando, FL and over 4,000 attended.

“Darnell is improving the quality of life for many thousands of African Americans and adding to the ever growing African American middle class. It doesn’t matter about your background or level of experience – hard work and self-motivation are the two keys to this story”, states Mr. Alford.

The NBCC notes that some of the best performers within the Pre-Paid Legal Services are persons who have been incarcerated themselves and have decided to change their lives around. There are retirees, college students, housewives and representation from just about all other categories.

The Chamber will be encouraging their network of 100,000 business owners to look at this program as another tool for good legal service and as an opportunity for additional income. Mr. Self and his wife, Traci, will be honored for their entrepreneurial skills by the NBCC. Five years ago, Mr. Self was selling shoes in a shopping center.

-----------------------------------------------------------
For more information about Pre-Paid Legal and the opportunity to market these badly needed memberships, please visit http://www.prepaidlegal.com/go/nfulbright. Insurance agents can visit http://www.prepaidlegal.com/plan/nfulbright.

You can also join me EVERY Tuesday in the south loop at the Ada S. McKinley/Walter C. McCrone Industries building located at 1863 S. Wabash at 7:15 PM. This business briefing and full family plan overview is free and open to ALL guests. Business casual attire only so no jeans or gym shoes. Please give me a call at (773) 368-3575 when you plan to attend.

Niquenya Fulbright
Independent Associate
Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
http://www.prepaidlegal.com/hub/nfulbright

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04/13/04This week Newsletter #

Calvin Thomas


I hate being late for another newsletter but here it comes. This week we will talk about what it takes to be a success. What makes a good leader? For starters, leaders do not wait for other people to give them permission to do something. They just do it. Leaders accept responsibility for the choices they make in life. They are not sucked into the "victim mentality" syndrome, which is characterized by a persistent desire for people to blame others for their poor choices. Bottom line: Leaders realize that the decisions they make are all theirs, and thus take full responsibility for any resulting failures.

In the world of business - especially network marketing and direct sales - leadership is the defining ingredient that separates the mediocre from the superstars. It is the act of persuasion. It is getting people to see new perspectives and do things they normally would not do. It is about setting your ego aside and having the passion and charisma to get people to follow you. Leaders do not follow. They just do.

Can an average person become a leader? Yes, most certainly. People can transform themselves and make huge strides in leadership abilities just as they do in other areas of personal development. It starts with inner self-leadership and expands outward to influence and move others around you. Leadership is about self-direction and self-control and shows in what "we do." Become the right kind of person (passionate, responsible, doer, believer) and others will flock right into your lap, and not until.

However, like other areas of self-improvement, it is no easy task, because man's natural instinct is mediocrity. Yes, mediocrity. It would be nice if we could all become leaders by simply following a few simple steps. However, the path to leadership requires finding our own way. The direction we take will differ for each of us. However, we can focus on a few key traits.

No Fear But Fear Itself

So what is it that keeps us from pursuing opportunities, leading others, taking action, and doing what we really want to do? One word: FEAR. Fear of rejection. Fear of people. Fear of trying new things. Fear of not being perfect. Enjoying our comfort zone (average).

It is almost as if the fears we have actually begin to become like bondage. Ever feel that way? You can usually tell who lives in fear. They usually wear them on their sleeves. Ever hear people say:

"I would try that but I just don't have time”. "That program will never work. I already tried networking and it didn't work before." "I would listen to you, but that sounds like some pyramid scheme."

The list of the doubts and fears that roll off people's lips is endless. Stand in any line with people, on the bus or at work, and listen to the idle chatter. You will hear people's fear in their everyday conversation. "Oh, I hate working here, but the job market is just too difficult to try and find something else." If you want to be a great leader, learn to conquer your fears.

Embrace Failure

Study the histories of all great leaders and you will see lives littered with failures. It is called "failing forward fast”. In addition, it is one of the top traits of successful leaders. That is why it takes guts to be a leader. Many people are scared of failure and do not like to tackle the tough issues. (Then again, not everyone wants to be a leader, right.) It requires being decisive and a willingness to take chances. In addition, yes, to FAIL - but to accept it, learn from it and move on.

Become A Believer

Children need to "see it" in order to believe it. Leaders believe it BEFORE they see it. Here is something to try: Try doing what you say you will do. (Remember, the odds are against you). When faced with problems and obstacles, choose to learn from the experience and turn them into an opportunities. Do not whine and complain about yesterday's defeats. (It is counter-productive and you look like a fool next to Thomas Edison). Key: Until you are able to wipe out the past mistakes from the movie projector that keeps playing in your head, you will never be able to move forward. Leaders believe in themselves and believe in abundance.

Take Some Risks

Leaders are the ones willing to make huge sacrifices in time, money and family in order to achieve their goals. Risk is the price you pay for success. You must carry the burden and have the backbone to make decisions that are not popular. Be internally directed, not "socially fit”. You will never achieve wealth and success as long as you care what other people thing of you. Yes, leadership has a price, (risk) but it also offers tremendous rewards.

Do not Follow The Crowd

here's a crucial defining trait of a leader: they do not follow the crowd. Nothing great was ever accomplished by a crowd. A crowd merely blows with the wind, like scattered leaves. Crowds have no purpose and end up nowhere. It takes courage to go against the crowd and be a true individual, but it is the most exciting, exhilarating thing we can do. It is also the most difficult and frightening. That is why success is so elusive and so rare.

Take Ted Turner of CNN fame, for instance. He said, "Lead, follow, or get out of the way!" Was Turner moving with the herd? No, he was the captain, not one of the deck hands. Most people live in a state of self-consciousness. They go to work, support their families are active in their communities and are good citizens. Their egos are socially supported which means they go with the flow. Thus, because they are moving with the herd and moving with the group's collective consciousness, they struggle. It is never their goals, their vision, or their choices. Most people rarely, if ever, move into the direction of freedom and true self-_expression.

The leaders are your freedom fighters. These are people like Winston Churchill, Henry Ford, Margaret Thatcher, Thomas Jefferson, and Bill Gates. Leaders usually affect thousands of people. Anytime you share your energy with enough other people, BAM, success follows. The problem though is that the notion of prosperity scares many people because they were taught that money is evil, or are afraid of the responsibility that comes with success.

While the world continues to change, the traits of good leaders remain constant. The principles are timeless. Once you learn how to liberate the leader within you, extraordinary things happen. People need clear objectives set before them if they are to achieve anything of value. Success never comes instantaneously. It comes from taking many small steps. A set of goals becomes a map a potential leader can follow in order to grow. As Shad Helm setter states in You Can Excel in Times of Change, "It is the goal that shapes the plan; it is the plan that sets the action; it is the action that achieves the result; and it is the result that brings the success. And it all begins with the simple word goal." We, as equipping leaders, must introduce our people to the practice of setting and achieving goals.

Lily Tomlin once said, "I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific”. Many people today find themselves in the same situation. They have some vague idea of what success is, and they know they want to achieve it. However, they have not worked out any kind of plan to get there. I have found that the greatest achievers in life are people who set goals for themselves and then work hard to reach them. What they get by reaching the goals is not nearly as important as what they become by reaching them.

When you help your people set goals, use the following guidelines:

Make the goals appropriate.
Always keep in mind the job you want the people to do and the desired result: the development of your people into effective leaders. Identify goals that will contribute to that larger goal.

Make the goals attainable.
Nothing will make people want to quit faster than facing unachievable goals. I like the comment made by Ian Macgregor, former AMAX Corporation chairman of the board: "I work on the same principle as people who train horses. You start with low fences, easily achieved goals, and work up. It's important in management never to ask people to try to accomplish goals they can't accept."

Make the goals measurable.
Your potential leaders will never know when they have achieved their goals if they are not measurable. When they are measurable, the knowledge that they have been attained will give them a sense of accomplishment. It will also free them to set new goals in place of the old ones.

Clearly, state the goals.
When goals have no clear focus, neither will the actions of the people trying to achieve them.

Make the goals require a "stretch”.
As I mentioned before, goals have to be achievable. On the other hand, when goals do not require a stretch, the people achieving them will not grow. The leader must know his people well enough to identify attainable goals that require a stretch.

Put the goals in writing.
When people write down their goals, it makes them more accountable for those goals. A study of a Yale University graduating class showed that the small percentage of graduates who had written down their goals accomplished more than all of the other graduates combined. Putting goals in writing works.

It is also important to encourage your potential leaders to review their goals and progress frequently. Ben Franklin set aside time every day to review two questions. In the morning, he asked himself, "What good shall I do today?" In the evening he asked, "What good have I done today?" I just can't do it!!" My five-year-old son yelled, throwing the pencil to
The ground. "It's just too hard!!" Angry with himself, he fled the room, his
Attempts to write his letters properly abandoned in a heap on the floor next
To the pencil. Torn between running after him and letting him work it out
He, I lingered behind, retrieving the abandoned pencil and smoothing
Out the wadded up paper. I glanced down at the meticulous work he had
Rejected. Pride welled up in my eyes as I gazed upon the backward "S" and
shaky "G".But those flaws were not what caused my sudden tears and desire to
run into his room and hug him hard. What I saw was a careful straight line
of letters that a few weeks ago had been carelessly crooked. I saw a perfect
?D? In addition, a flair to the ?A? that had been missing from his previous attempts.
I saw the progress that he did not see. I saw his potential.

The next day, determined to "get in shape" once and for all, I decided it
was time to add the extra riser to my step and the extra pounds to my
dumbbells. The morning after, I just lay there, paralyzed by soreness. "Come
on," I told myself, "Why can't you just get in shape? What is wrong with you?


Work was not much better. During the course of the day, I doubted my ability
to tackle a challenging project, berated myself for dipping into the candy
dish that perpetually sits on the Administrative Assistant's desk, and
condemned myself for working late and having to rush out the door to pick up
my son on time.

Why is it so easy for us to set our kids up to win, but we constantly set
ourselves up to fail? With our children, if they do something even close to
what they are trying to do, we admire and encourage them. For us, we tell
ourselves "close, but no cigar."

And as a result, our kids grow and expand at an astronomical rate, while we
often struggle along just to survive.

I was playing Yatzee Jr. with my son the other night. I was having a
fantastic game, with four "Yatzees" (they are easier to get in Yatzee Jr,
but still?) on my scorecard. He, however, did not do as well. "That's okay,
Mom”, my son enthused. "I tried. Let us play again. I will bet I will win this
time!" Alright, his manipulation to get me to play another game worked.
After all, how could I argue with such an optimistic outlook? He did not pout
that the game was fixed. He did not complain. Instead, he recognized that he
tried, and saw the potential to try again. He set himself up to win. And he
did!

Despite our inclination to do otherwise, we can all set our lives up to win.
For example, I can feel my aching muscles in the morning and be proud of the
extra effort I put into my workout. I can face a project at work with
enthusiasm for the challenge rather than self-doubt. I can be thankful that
I was able to only take from the candy dish one time rather than dip into it
all daylong. And I can be proud of my commitment to complete a task and
happy for a car that I love to ride in with an awesome stereo to inspire me
as I drive frantically to pick my son up on time. Rather than crumbling up
my life into a wad and rejecting it like an old piece of paper, I can look
at it and see my progress and potential, not my flaws. And you can do it
too! It is not easy, but it is worth it. Give yourself the same benefit you
give your kids ? and set yourself up to win!
Use the 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 rule is as applicable to individual salespeople as it is to a large sales force. Fully eighty percent of your success as a salesperson will be determined by your attitude and only twenty percent by your aptitude. Some people feel that attitude is ninety percent of success in all human endeavors involving other people, but we can quite comfortably use eighty percent as a figure for the purposes of this article.

Develop a Positive Attitude

A positive mental attitude, or a constructive and optimistic way of looking at yourself and your work, goes hand in hand with sales success in every field and in every market. The development of this unshakable attitude of cheerfulness and enthusiasm is your springboard to greatness as a salesperson, no matter what is going on around you.

Learn Your Product Well

The twenty percent of sales effectiveness that comes from product knowledge and professional selling skills is terribly important as well. It is only when you are thoroughly knowledgeable about what you are selling and thoroughly skillful in your ability to present it effectively that you develop the calmness and confidence upon which a positive mental attitude depends.

Upgrade the Quality of Your Thinking

The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life. If you improve the quality of your thinking, in any area, you improve the quality of your life in that area. By using your mind, your ability to think, you become a creator of circumstances rather than a creature of circumstances. You move from being powerless to being powerful. You determine everything that happens to you by the way you think about it, in advance. You may not be what you think you are, but what you think, you are!

Change Your Inner Attitudes of Mind

The most rapid and positive changes in your personality and your sales results come about when you change your thinking about yourself and your possibilities. When you reprogram your subconscious mind so you feel a sense of unshakable optimism and self-confidence, every part of your life begins improving immediately. As William James of Harvard wrote in 1905, "The greatest revolution of my generation is the discovery that individuals, by changing their inner attitudes of mind, can change the outer aspects of their lives."

Expect the Best

The very best salespeople have an attitude of calm, confident, positive self-expectation. They feel good about themselves and they have absolute faith that everything they are doing is contributing toward their inevitable success. They are cool, relaxed, happy, and cheerful about their lives and their careers. They know, deep in their hearts, that they are good at what they do, and their customers know it as well. Often, their customers decide to buy from them even before they have made a sales presentation or described their product or service. They are the champions, or superstars, of selling everywhere, and you can be one of them by developing the same attitudes and attributes that they have.

Action Exercises
Here are two things you can do immediately to put these ideas into action:

First, resolve today to develop and cultivate an attitude of calm, confident, positive expectations towards yourself, your customers, and your career. Expect the best!

Second, take complete control of your thinking and concentrate on the solution rather than the problem. Look for the good in every situation. Be positive and cheerful, no matter what happens.

Well I guess that is it. Till next week.



Calvin J. Thomas, Jr.

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04/12/04Announcing next month's free business coaching demonstration (May 3rd) #

Eric Sohn


A free resource for small business owners & entrepreneurs...

The next free business coaching demonstration will be on Monday, May 3rd, from 1-1:30 EDT. Come hear a fellow small business owner work through an issue he or she is struggling with. See how business coaching can help accelerate the process of achieving your goals - there's even time afterwards for Q&A with the coach!

Last month's call was very instructive for the client, who said:

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the coaching session this afternoon.  I found it to be very informative, as well as productive. I now have a direction in which to proceed to accomplish my goals.

Register now on Idea-Fountain.com - seating is limited!

Coach Eric

Bigger. Better. Faster. Fewer Ulcers.

I always need volunteers to be coached on these calls - we're currently booked through July, but if there are enough people interested in being coached, I will add a second public session each month.

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04/12/04re: re: re: Hello All #

Calvin Thomas


You know what I mean when I said "No spam Fridays". This is the day when you CAN spam. THE ONLY DAY!!!!! (smile). > Ally Brenneman wrote: > You are very welcome.

>What is No Spam Fridays?

Blessings,

Ally

>> Calvin Thomas wrote: >> Thank You Ally. I would like to see you in here more. I cant wait for "No spam Fridays" >>> Ally Brenneman wrote: >>> I pray that everyone had a Blessed Christ's Resurrection /Easter Yestrerday.

>>>I am glad to see new Member in here.

I will try to pop in more often then I do.

God Bless,

Ally Brenneman

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04/12/04re: Just wanted to say hello! #

Calvin Thomas


Thanks for your post.
> Marygrace Sellers wrote:
> Just wanted to stop by and say hello to everyone. I am new to The Chicago Money Market. I have been getting great info and am looking forward to getting my biz rolling.
>Good luck and Best Wishes to all
>Marygrace

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04/12/04re: re: Hello All #

Ally Brenneman


You are very welcome.

What is No Spam Fridays?

Blessings,

Ally

> Calvin Thomas wrote: > Thank You Ally. I would like to see you in here more. I cant wait for "No spam Fridays" >> Ally Brenneman wrote: >> I pray that everyone had a Blessed Christ's Resurrection /Easter Yestrerday.

>>I am glad to see new Member in here.

I will try to pop in more often then I do.

God Bless,

Ally Brenneman

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04/12/04re: Hello All #

Calvin Thomas


Thank You Ally. I would like to see you in here more. I cant wait for "No spam Fridays" > Ally Brenneman wrote: > I pray that everyone had a Blessed Christ's Resurrection /Easter Yestrerday.

>I am glad to see new Member in here.

I will try to pop in more often then I do.

God Bless,

Ally Brenneman

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04/12/04Hello All #

Ally Brenneman


I pray that everyone had a Blessed Christ's Resurrection /Easter Yestrerday.

I am glad to see new Member in here.

I will try to pop in more often then I do.

God Bless,

Ally Brenneman

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03/19/04Weekly newsletter for3/19/04 #

Calvin Thomas


This is something that I hope all can benefit from.What is the origin of true ambition? There exists really only one place to find true ambition and that is within you - in every thought, in every movement, in every motivation. Your ambition is an expression of who you truly are, your own self-expression.

Self-expression. Isn't self-expression really self-direction? How you think, how you move, how you motivate yourself. Ambition is a result of self-direction and self-direction is one of the six key principles necessary for building ambition. Positive self-direction says, "I know who I am and I know where I want to go. I'm accumulating knowledge and experiences and feelings and philosophies that will help prepare me for opportunities that I know will show up without notice or any help on my part." Because you know where you want to go, you have already been working on the parts of your personality that will make you better. Working on your attitude, working on your health, working on your time management skills. Putting it all down on paper. And you constantly see yourself in the place you want to be, going in the direction you want to go.

Direction determines destination. So here is a question you must ask yourself, "Are all the disciplines that I'm currently engaged in taking me where I want to go?" What an important question to ask yourself at the beginning of the month, the beginning of the week, the beginning of the day. Because here is what you don't ever want to do - kid yourself. Kid your neighbor, kid me and kid the marketplace, but don't kid yourself - fingers crossed - hoping you will arrive at a good destination when you're not even headed that way. You have to ask yourself often, Am I? Am I doing the disciplines that are taking me in the direction I want to go? Don't neglect to ask these important questions, questions that help determine your direction, the set of your sail, your destination.

Is this the direction I want for my life?
Is this someone else's direction?
Is this a goal I have been ingrained with since my childhood?
Is this goal my parent's, my spouse's, my boss', my children's or is it Mine?

Ask yourself these questions and then debate them. After you have answered these questions within yourself, then take it one step further and ask, "What am I doing that is working or not working?" Debate it all. Work with your mind to figure out the best possible direction for you - your self-direction. And then ambitiously pursue your own self-direction. Let the power of your own ambition take you where you want to go, to do what you want to do, to create the life you want to live!
Now lets discuss what it takes to be a leader, I should know, as a Navy Seal I have lead many an individual. As a private business owner I lead many to success. Now I will impart some wisdom to you. Here are the seven qualities of a leader.7 Qualities of a Leader

1. L = LISTEN
2. E = EMPOWER PEOPLE
3. A = ATTITUDE DETERMINES OUTCOME
4. D = DOGGEDLY PERSISTENT
5. E = EXAMPLE
6. R = REASON WHY?
7. S = STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

1.****LISTEN****
Listen at Least twice as Much as you Talk...People Need 1st To Be Understood
* Can I Trust You?
* Are You Committed?
* Do You Care About Me?
People don't care how much you know - until they know how much you care!

2. ****EMPOWER PEOPLE****
Manage things - Not people
General Patton Once Said That The True Test of His Leadership Would Be shown if He Were To Be Killed In Battle Without Affecting The Victory of His Troops. You Need to Instill Belief In People...Don't just help Them Do The Business-Help them Believe That They Can Do The Business. Be A Mentor.

3. ****ATTITUDE DETERMINES OUTCOME****
Your ATTITUDE, Good Or Bad is CONTAGIOUS. Attitude Will Defeat Aptitude Every Time! When You're Down Talk Up and When You're Up Talk Down...

4. ****DOGGEDLY PERSISTENT****
Focus Your Efforts On The Critical Activities you need to do for as long as it takes to accomplish your GOAL. Do you Have The Character Of A True Leader?? You Only Lose If You Quit-So Don't Ever QUIT!!

5. ****EXAMPLE****
The Speed Of The Leader Sets The Pace For The Pack
If it is to be up to me, what would my business be like if everyone followed my lead?

6.****REASON WHY****
Turn Your Excuses For Not Doing It Into Your Reasons For Doing It!! You need to have a HIGHER PURPOSE, Leaders have a vision of where they are going and Why!! This purpose is The Vehicle-Make Passion Your FUEL!!

7. ****STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE****
Leaders are always working on themselves first. How can I be more effective and productive? Am I focusing on Activities that are growing my business?
If you follow my lead you will win.
And finally, let's talk about the one thing that can really mess you up if you are going to suceed. That is procrastination.Perseverance is about as important to achievement as gasoline is to driving a car. Sure, there will be times when you feel like you're spinning your wheels, but you'll always get out of the rut with genuine perseverance. Without it, you won't even be able to start your engine.

The opposite of perseverance is procrastination. Perseverance means you never quit. Procrastination usually means you never get started, although the inability to finish something is also a form of procrastination.

Ask people why they procrastinate and you'll often hear something like this, I'm a perfectionist. Everything has to be just right before I can get down to work. No distractions, not too much noise, no telephone calls interrupting me, and of course I have to be feeling well physically, too. I can't work when I have a headache." The other end of procrastination - being unable to finish - also has a perfectionist explanation: "I'm just never satisfied. I'm my own harshest critic. If all the i's aren't dotted and all the t's aren't crossed, I just can't consider that I'm done. That's just the way I am, and I'll probably never change."

Do you see what's going on here? A fault is being turned into a virtue. The perfectionist is saying that his standards are just too high for this world. This fault-into-virtue syndrome is a common defense when people are called upon to discuss their weaknesses, but in the end it's just a very pious kind of excuse making. It certainly doesn't have anything to do with what's really behind procrastination.

Remember, the basis of procrastination could be fear of failure. That's what perfectionism really is, once you take a hard look at it. What's the difference whether you're afraid of being less than perfect or afraid of anything else? You're still paralyzed by fear. What's the difference whether you never start or never finish? You're still stuck. You're still going nowhere. You're still overwhelmed by whatever task is before you. You're still allowing yourself to be dominated by a negative vision of the future in which you see yourself being criticized, laughed at, punished, or ridden out of town on a rail. Of course, this negative vision of the future is really a mechanism that allows you to do nothing. It's a very convenient mental tool.

I'm going to tell you how to overcome procrastination. I'm going to show you how to turn procrastination into perseverance, and if you do what I suggest, the process will be virtually painless. It involves using two very powerful principles that foster productivity and perseverance instead of passivity and procrastination.

The first principle is: break it down.

No matter what you're trying to accomplish, whether it's writing a book, climbing a mountain, or painting a house the key to achievement is your ability to break down the task into manageable pieces and knock them off one at one time. Focus on accomplishing what's right in front of you at this moment. Ignore what's off in the distance someplace. Substitute real-time positive thinking for negative future visualization. That's the first all- important technique for bringing an end to procrastination.

Suppose I were to ask you if you could write a four hundred-page novel. If you're like most people, that would sound like an impossible task. But suppose I ask you a different question. Suppose I ask if you can write a page and a quarter a day for one year. Do you think you could do it? Now the task is starting to seem more manageable. We're breaking down the four-hundred-page book into bite-size pieces. Even so, I suspect many people would still find the prospect intimidating. Do you know why? Writing a page and a quarter may not seem so bad, but you're being asked to look ahead one whole year. When people start to do look that far ahead, many of them automatically go into a negative mode. So let me formulate the idea of writing a book in yet another way. Let me break it down even more.

Suppose I was to ask you: can you fill up a page and a quarter with words-not for a year, not for a month, not even for a week, but just today? Don't look any further ahead than that. I believe most people would confidently declare that they could accomplish that. Of course, these would be the same people who feel totally incapable of writing a whole book.

If I said the same thing to those people tomorrow - if I told them, I don't want you to look back, and I don't want you to look ahead, I just want you to fill up a page and a quarter this very day - do you think they could do it?

One day at a time. We've all heard that phrase. That's what we're doing here. We're breaking down the time required for a major task into one-day segments, and we're breaking down the work involved in writing a four hundred-page book into page-and-a-quarter increments.

Keep this up for one year, and you'll write the book. Discipline yourself to look neither forward nor backward, and you can accomplish things you never thought you could possibly do. And it all begins with those three words: break it down.

My second technique for defeating procrastination is also only three words long. The three words are: write it down. We know how important writing is to goal setting. The writing you'll do for beating procrastination is very similar. Instead of focusing on the future, however, you're now going to be writing about the present just as you experience it every day. Instead of describing the things you want to do or the places you want to go, you're going to describe what you actually do with your time, and you're going to keep a written record of the places you actually go.

In other words, you're going to keep a diary of your activities. And you're going to be surprised by the distractions, detours, and downright wastes of time you engage in during the course of a day. All of these get in the way of achieving your goals. For many people, it's almost like they planned it that way, and maybe at some unconscious level they did. The great thing about keeping a time diary is that it brings all this out in the open. It forces you to see what you're actually doing... and what you're not doing.

The time diary doesn't have to be anything elaborate. Just buy a little spiral notebook that you can easily carry in your pocket. When you go to lunch, when you drive across town, when you go to the dry cleaners, when you spend some time shooting the breeze at the copying machine, make a quick note of the time you began the activity and the time it ends. Try to make this notation as soon as possible; if it's inconvenient to do it immediately, you can do it later. But you should make an entry in your time diary at least once every thirty minutes, and you should keep this up for at least a week.

Break it down. Write it down. These two techniques are very straightforward. But don't let that fool you: these are powerful and effective productivity techniques that allow you put an end to procrastination and help you get started to achieving your goals.

Well I hope that you enjoyed this weeks letter. See you on the 26th.

Calvin J. Thomas, Jr.


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03/18/04Ha, got me. April Fools Day Meeting #

Paulie Sabol


Thank you to the room for informing me I forgot to include a date! Ironically, it's April Fool's Day this year.

It's always the first THURSADAY of the month.

Cheers,

Paulie

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03/17/04Oak Park event for "Fast Talkers" -- Say it in Six and the Sixty Second Sales Speach. #

Paulie Sabol


The Windy City Round Table (www.wcrt.org) is having a skills buildling workshop titled "Fast Talking."

In the workshop, you can practice cutting edge methods and proven techniquest for the following:

1) How to introduce yourself -- The "elevator" speech. You will no longer be lost when someone asks you what you do. Finally, you'll get referalls or excited listeners when you describe your work or business activity.

2) How to give a testimonal or endorsement. One of the best reasons to learn this skill is so you can seek them for your employment file or your business. In 60 seconds or less you will say words that are more than kind they're specific, measured, result oriented and inspiring.

3) Say it in Six: The art of the Six Minute Presentation. You'll know how to enliven meetings, delight anyone, and generally speak on any subject with authority and the skill of an entertainer.

Following the workshop will be the usual informal network among the business owners, investors and friends who comprise the Windy City Round Table.

This months meeting, as always, is at the Oak Park Carleton at 7 PM Central.

To get any more details email info@byspecialarrangements.com

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Paulie

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Calvin Thomas


Sorry!!!! Ally. I will never call you "Amy" again. I need Glasses. My vanity will not allow me to get them, now I will. > Ally Brenneman wrote: > Thank you for the welcome Calvin, I have MANY friends in Melaleua I am almost 100% certain they will come here. :) I will start talking to my friends that I know in Mela and maybe we all can help on another. >

>I couldn't get people to even enroll into the company. But I love the Products and I have nothing but great things to say about Melaleuca. > >

>Ciao and God Bless, >

>Ally Brenneman... >

>P.S. You are the second person in here to call me Amy LOL.. I have been asked if her and I are related. It's ALL Good. ( Wicked Grin ) >

> >> Calvin Thomas wrote: >> Thank you Amy for joining my network I need people to help it grow. I want it to be the largest network on Ryze. I am surprized that Melaleuca did not work for you. I have found that If you treat it like a MLM or if you try to "sell" it then, yes, it wont work. But if you do just what you are supposed to do and that is enroll members, explain to them that they are to "switch" stores you will do incredibly well. Last year I made over $780,000.00 with Melaleuca. I did not sell one item, I merely opened up accounts and showed others how to do what I do. I want to welcome you to TCMM and please invite your friends. >>> Ally Brenneman wrote: >>> Hi Calvin, >>> >>>I want to thank you for the Invite. I am 23 sngle mom to a lovely lil' girl She will be 3 April 27th. I wanted to Be a WAHM and I have been in NWM for 6 months. I first strated in Melaleuca. I couldn't make it go, then I was Intro'd to GII, I was working hard in the company from 9am-2am Mon.-Sun. Including Holidays. Then I was intor'd to ForMor International. I have been there 5 weeks and loving it. I have a great Business Partner and we work together. He has been giving me heavy trainning to make it in the Marketing World. He has been working on my shyness and being more Leader like material. >>> >>>I like to brainstorm ideas and help others when I can. I am a firm believer in Philppians 4:13 .. >>> >>>I am a mixture of 7 different nationalities, I love Italian foods and Red wine to go with it. I like meeting new people,sharing my knowlege and poetry with others. >>> >>>Ciao and God Bless, >>> >>>Ally Brenneman

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Ally Brenneman


Thank you for the welcome Calvin, I have MANY friends in Melaleua I am almost 100% certain they will come here. :) I will start talking to my friends that I know in Mela and maybe we all can help on another.

I couldn't get people to even enroll into the company. But I love the Products and I have nothing but great things to say about Melaleuca.

Ciao and God Bless,

Ally Brenneman...

P.S. You are the second person in here to call me Amy LOL.. I have been asked if her and I are related. It's ALL Good. ( Wicked Grin )

> Calvin Thomas wrote: > Thank you Amy for joining my network I need people to help it grow. I want it to be the largest network on Ryze. I am surprized that Melaleuca did not work for you. I have found that If you treat it like a MLM or if you try to "sell" it then, yes, it wont work. But if you do just what you are supposed to do and that is enroll members, explain to them that they are to "switch" stores you will do incredibly well. Last year I made over $780,000.00 with Melaleuca. I did not sell one item, I merely opened up accounts and showed others how to do what I do. I want to welcome you to TCMM and please invite your friends. >> Ally Brenneman wrote: >> Hi Calvin, >> >>I want to thank you for the Invite. I am 23 sngle mom to a lovely lil' girl She will be 3 April 27th. I wanted to Be a WAHM and I have been in NWM for 6 months. I first strated in Melaleuca. I couldn't make it go, then I was Intro'd to GII, I was working hard in the company from 9am-2am Mon.-Sun. Including Holidays. Then I was intor'd to ForMor International. I have been there 5 weeks and loving it. I have a great Business Partner and we work together. He has been giving me heavy trainning to make it in the Marketing World. He has been working on my shyness and being more Leader like material. >> >>I like to brainstorm ideas and help others when I can. I am a firm believer in Philppians 4:13 .. >> >>I am a mixture of 7 different nationalities, I love Italian foods and Red wine to go with it. I like meeting new people,sharing my knowlege and poetry with others. >> >>Ciao and God Bless, >> >>Ally Brenneman

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02/28/04re: Intro #

Calvin Thomas


Thank you Amy for joining my network I need people to help it grow. I want it to be the largest network on Ryze. I am surprized that Melaleuca did not work for you. I have found that If you treat it like a MLM or if you try to "sell" it then, yes, it wont work. But if you do just what you are supposed to do and that is enroll members, explain to them that they are to "switch" stores you will do incredibly well. Last year I made over $780,000.00 with Melaleuca. I did not sell one item, I merely opened up accounts and showed others how to do what I do. I want to welcome you to TCMM and please invite your friends.
> Ally Brenneman wrote:
> Hi Calvin,
>
>I want to thank you for the Invite. I am 23 sngle mom to a lovely lil' girl She will be 3 April 27th. I wanted to Be a WAHM and I have been in NWM for 6 months. I first strated in Melaleuca. I couldn't make it go, then I was Intro'd to GII, I was working hard in the company from 9am-2am Mon.-Sun. Including Holidays. Then I was intor'd to ForMor International. I have been there 5 weeks and loving it. I have a great Business Partner and we work together. He has been giving me heavy trainning to make it in the Marketing World. He has been working on my shyness and being more Leader like material.
>
>I like to brainstorm ideas and help others when I can. I am a firm believer in Philppians 4:13 ..
>
>I am a mixture of 7 different nationalities, I love Italian foods and Red wine to go with it. I like meeting new people,sharing my knowlege and poetry with others.
>
>Ciao and God Bless,
>
>Ally Brenneman

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02/28/04Intro #

Ally Brenneman


Hi Calvin,

I want to thank you for the Invite. I am 23 sngle mom to a lovely lil' girl She will be 3 April 27th. I wanted to Be a WAHM and I have been in NWM for 6 months. I first strated in Melaleuca. I couldn't make it go, then I was Intro'd to GII, I was working hard in the company from 9am-2am Mon.-Sun. Including Holidays. Then I was intor'd to ForMor International. I have been there 5 weeks and loving it. I have a great Business Partner and we work together. He has been giving me heavy trainning to make it in the Marketing World. He has been working on my shyness and being more Leader like material.

I like to brainstorm ideas and help others when I can. I am a firm believer in Philppians 4:13 ..

I am a mixture of 7 different nationalities, I love Italian foods and Red wine to go with it. I like meeting new people,sharing my knowlege and poetry with others.

Ciao and God Bless,

Ally Brenneman

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