January 2008

Cover_2008_January In this month’s issue we discuss Thinking Outside Of The Box. If you want to get a special edge for success in your business, practice thinking outside of the box. What is that? It’s thinking and doing things in a different way. Thinking out of the box entails observing the best of your company (and leaders in other companies) and do those things that not only work, but also are different than what the masses are doing. Let us know what you are doing that works for you and what represents thinking out of the box!

Enjoy January’s issue and have a Happy and Prosperous 2008 New Year!

Aim High!

George Madiou,
President and Founder

Features

Box? What box? by Mark Semple

There truly are no limits on what we can conceive, devise and put into motion. Other than those limits that we impose upon ourselves. The term ‘Thinking outside the Box’ cracks me up. I confess, I used to say it myself pretty often and have always considered myself an out-of-the-box thinker....Read More »

Think outside the box… Create a structure for personal development: Evaluate your progress on a regular basis by Dr. Joe Rubino

Your commitment to put yourself in research around which qualities would most impact who you are in the world as well as your willingness to create a structure in supporting these commitments will do much toward increasing your personal power. As human beings, we are in a constant state of flux...Read More »

To Be or Not to Be? by Michael York

The Answer is in The Becoming! I’m sitting on a plane waiting to take the return flight home to Charlotte when I can’t help but be drawn to a conversation behind me between a little girl and what must be her mother… “I WANT TO BE…A Pilot!” The little girl announces...Read More »

Ignore the Memo: Fly Anyway by John David Mann

All the reasons you can’t succeed aren’t worth a teaspoon of honey I was seventeen and dissatisfied. So were my friends. We were dissatisfied with the schools where we currently punched our time clocks five days a week. We wanted to create a better way, a way where we took the...Read More »

It takes more than just Thinking Outside the Box by Laura Johnson

Are you a serialpreneur? You might want to consider it and build fun and successes for you! For so many years now we have been told to think outside the box. I think we got that. We have to think beyond just what is right in front of us. But really...Read More »

The Natural Selling Mind by Michael Oliver

It’s important to be aware of what you are looking at and thinking about because that IS what you will see, receive and respond to. Natural Selling is as much mindset as it is method. To achieve full mastery, which will affect both your personal and professional life… it requires you...Read More »

"Holes in your Vision" by Kurt Wright

The visionary and those who are not each think differently. Working together they both move closer to the next “Eureka!” For purposes of this discussion, a vision is a mental image that forms in response to the question, “What would the ideal (…xxx…) look like?” Creating a vision from scratch is...Read More »

Borrowing Volvo's Marketing Plan by Sarah Robinson

Who is it that you and your products service best? One of the fastest ways to think outside of the box and get innovative with your network marketing business is to look around at other industries for things to “borrow”. It’s just smart, not to mention time-saving, to imitate what works well...Read More »

The One and Only Right Way... by Tom "Big Al" Schreiter

The idea of duplication has taken on considerable status in the theories of Network Marketing business-building. Some “success systems,” however, take this idea too farto the detriment of many distributors with unique skills and connections, says Tom Schreiter. I LIKE THINGS TO BE BLACK AND WHITE, RIGHT OR WRONG WITH no...Read More »

Being Present by Kat McCarthy

Feeling understood by those around us goes a long way to creating comfortably intimate relationships and loyal business partnerships.  It’s happened to all of us at sometime or other; a drastic change goes unnoticed by friends and loved ones a like. Kind of leaves you feeling a bit invisible or...Read More »

Articles

Why goal setting doesn't work by Robert Shemin

How Come THAT Idiot’s Rich and I’m NOT? shares how that ‘rich idiot’ looks at goals. In a nutshell, the only way to become truly wealthy is by owning assets. Of course you are the most important asset, closely followed by stocks and bonds, real estate or a business such as a...Read More »

Where are you looking for success? by Jack Zufelt

Why should we settle for less in our lives when we can learn a better way to have what we most desire? Success is not found somewhere out there – success resides inside, for each of us. You already have what it takes to succeed in life. You were born with all...Read More »

Holiday Planting Season Brings A New Year Harvest! by Sue Seward

Do the opposite of most people and perk up your holiday planting efforts during this season! Just because people are very busy during the holiday season with shopping, family gatherings, traveling, cooking, baking, cleaning and putting up decorations does not mean they may not have business on their mind. They are...Read More »

Paul's "BE" Attitudes for Daily Living by Paul Morris

The exciting thing is that if you are negative because you chose to be negative then you can CHOOSE to be POSITIVE!  Be Attitude #1. Be Positive: Being Positive is an attitude, a state of mind, a frame of reference. It is also a choice. If you are negative it...Read More »

The Leader's Leader - Authority in Action by Jack Lannom

Proper empowerment is a function of wisdom. Learn from one of history’s most awe-inspiring leaders Here is a working definition of empowerment: empowerment takes place when a leader gives others the knowledge, the responsibility, the authority, and the opportunity to do their jobs independently of the leader – and interdependently with...Read More »

All you want is within your reach by Chris Widener

You CAN live the life you have always dreamed of. All you want is within your reach. But to pick it up, you must first empty your hands of what they already hold. If there is one thing that I believe with all my heart it is that you can have...Read More »

Self-knowledge: The key to preparing for competition by Denis Waitley

Knowledge is the new power. And literacy is the door to knowledge. Self-knowledge has always been the key to preparing for competition. Knowledge of your attributes, abilities, interests, strengths, weaknesses, and traits is essential to riding the front end of the wave of change into the new century. To fully assess your...Read More »

The two choices we face by Jim Rohn

Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be....Read More »

New Beginnings by Josh Liteky

No hype, nothing sexy, just a vision of what we want and doing what we have to do day in and day out to make it happen. Welcome to a brand new year and a brand new chance to get the ball rolling on the resolutions and goals you have set...Read More »

Reviews

God is a Salesman by TNMM Editor

The first question readers will ask when opening GOD IS A SALESMAN is “what has God got to do with sales?” Once you open a book by Mark Stevens you will never think about business the same way again. “The best sales people are invisible. They never look like they are...Read More »

Technology & Things

The 4th Lie of Network Marketing on the Internet by Benjamin Fitts

All you have to do is build a mailing list and blast out some emails and you’ll get a ton of sign ups. This month I want to talk about the fourth lie in my series on the 5 lies the experts tell you. This is a mistake many of us...Read More »

Stories

From the Coalmines to the Gold Mines by Karl Bessey

Today a company Founder, Karl Bessey’s story exemplifies Desire, Determination and Drive! At the end of each year I like to take a few moments to reflect on where I have been, so I know exactly where I am going next year and to give thanks for all I have. My...Read More »

Columns

It's all good by Maran Banta

Doin’ it My Way – We all have the same basic Single Daily Actions. SDAs that take about half an hour a day to do. They are also easy to do and easy not to do. Whoosh – there went 2007. As 2007 closed I achieved my next pin level. Of...Read More »

Expect Miracles by Mary K Weinhagen

Wake Up and Succeed – Awakening is not analyzing the awakening process, or analyzing just what the waking state is, or analyzing the type of mistake that keeps us from awakening. Awakening is simply awakening. There was a loud knock as she opened up the closet door. Torn between shoving the...Read More »

3 Attributes in Thinking Outside the Box by George Madiou

Approaching your business in an unconventional way may give you a leg up to success in your business.  I’m privileged every day to interact with some highly successful distributors and business people. I also interact with people who struggle in their business, year in and year out. The funny thing...Read More »