1st “Insider’s Club” Post

by louabbott on June 3, 2010

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Bill Halford June 8, 2010 at 5:50 am Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

I loved Maggie’s inspiring story and her wisdom. And Lou, Thanks for stirring the pot. I have heard it said that “Change is the only thing constant…” That being said, my choice is that I can let everything stick to the bottom of the pot or choose to stir it until it’s done. The successful chef knows what’s going on in the kitchen and knows to grab the spoon. Alert and disciplined. I’m still working on the disciplined part. Hum-m-m. Writing this has worked up a little appetite in me. Think I’ll go have some soup. Success to all.


louabbott June 8, 2010 at 6:45 am Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Cute analogy, Bill. I enjoyed your comment.


Olumide Michael Owajalayr June 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

Thanks MLM, and thanks to Maggie Kress, for sharing her experience. Change is the only constant thing that can happen to we human being. And change is inevitable.
This is what I believe: everyone is a product of his or her thought, and your thought have two powers. Power to make you and power to mar you, so it is your choice to choose
One of the two. Your mind is the bedrock of your thought, therfore guard it with diligence.


Steve June 7, 2010 at 11:58 am Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

I’ve been in Home Based Business industry since 1983 and always keep an eye open and an ear tuned for information that will increase my odds of being more successful. I recently made a connection with someone who suggested I download an ebook and set aside some time to read the information. Like most people, I’ve heard that story many times before. The timing was right and I followed the instructions. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t an mlm or affiliate program, there was no up sell or any charges.

Talk about a light bulb going on, the book really made me think about how I made home based business decisions in the past. Now my whole perspective about how I look at and evaluate companies and how I run my business has made a dramatic change. I know a lot of people are not reaching their goals and can’t figure out why, I felt the same way, then I read the book. The answers jumped off the pages for me.

So yes, people can and do change, I’m one of the examples of change even after being in the business for so long.


Maggie Kress June 4, 2010 at 7:52 pm Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

CHANGE Let me tell you how this 73 year old has CHANGED……

I grew up during World War II. I experienced a life quite different from today. I have experienced daily changes. Everything has changed since that time.

If you made a call, you talked with an operator. Today, you are charged a fee to talk with an operator. To talk with a person, you must punch , 1. 2, 3 or something else. The changes in the phone system is unlimited. Sometimes I wish for the days of the operator. This was before the dial. This is just one of many changes that has happened in my life time.

My personal change has been just as dramatic. I lacked self confidence and was a very quiet person. I allowed others to control my thinking. It was a struggle to gain any momentum to my life. I was drawn into every negativity that existed. I was not a happy person. I blamed everyone and everything for what happened to me and why I thought the way I did.

I want to tell you how I changed me. I found out that I am in control of my own thinking, no one else. I was also responsible for my own actions, no one else.

When I took responsible for ME and realized I was in control of ME. I CHANGED. I learned to like and love ME.

I became a more confident person. I was not afraid of CHANGE but looked forward to the challenge.

I am almost totally blind and changes continue in my life. I have learned how to have vision without physical sight. I do not have the distractions that sighted people have. I listen more intently and hear what they are saying.

I have just made a change in my home business because my former business was working face to face. I could no longer fill the orders that were sent to me or recruit the people face to face.. I asked the company how I could continue with them but they had no answers, matter of the fact, they would not answer my emails. I had been with this company for 14 years, worked very hard but never was able to make a real profit.

This brings me to my new change. I want to have a home business for a few reasons. Number One, it keeps me active and my mind active. They say you lose your memory as you age but I have found just the opposite, my memory is perfect, better than I was younger. I am on the computer with the help of my zoom text and am hungry for knowledge.

I have found a Network Marketing Company online that everything is done by computer. If I meet a person and they want to know about my company or products, I lead them to my many web sites. I researched the company completely and I will be able to make a profit with less effor than my other company.

I am very happy and proud of ME today. It all happens through CHANGE.
I am looking forward to my next CHANGE because I know it will make be better.

Thanks Lou for this great topic. You are so right we all must continue to CHANGE.

God Bless
Maggie Kress


Alan Eames June 4, 2010 at 11:46 am Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

Hi Lou,

Great insight! It’s up to us to guide the process. Will we guide it in the direction of our goals? It’s up to us to help our teams go in the right direction.



Craig Mattice June 4, 2010 at 4:32 am Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

Lou, once again you hit the nail on the head in your observations of life. Change is not only important, but required. To not change is to die. As you mentioned, if your body can completely change all cells every “11 months,” there is no reason we can’t change whatever we desire. One must first recognize change is needed, make a “CHOICE” and “DECIDE” what it will be, followed by “POSITIVE FORWARD ACTION” to bring the change about. “People change,” you bet! So that must be kept in mind when marketing and talking with prospects. Stay in touch, build a relationship, because their “no” today could very well “change” to “YES” next week.
Craig Mattice


Barbara June 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

Boy, do I agree! It is important to remember that it is RESPECTFUL to remember that people can and do change. When you give them that space to do so, it is possible you will become a part of that change.


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