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Stamping Is My Business!: July 2012

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5 posts from July 2012

July 26, 2012

ANNOUNCING - The 2012 Recruiting and Leadership Boot Camp! Early Bird Begins NOW!

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I'm happy to announce Early Bird Registration has opened for the 2012 Recruiting and Leadership Boot Camp!

The Boot Camp will take place on four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning August 7th, at 10 p.m.  (if you can't make the live webinars, don't worry... you'll have access to the recordings thru November 15th!).

Who is this Boot Camp for?

  • If you're not recruiting new Business-Builders into your downline every month (and you want to)...
  • If you're banging your head against the wall trying to get your downline to build THEIR business...

...then this Boot Camp is for YOU!

The truth is, there's a LOT you can do to effectively grow a business-building, profit-generating downline.  The steps are simple, straightforward and easily implemented once you know what they are.

This Boot Camp will teach you those steps!

So...if this is the year you're committed to taking your business to the next level... if you're ready to grow a Business-Building downline... 

The Early Bird Discount period begins NOW! 

 

For more information about the Boot Camp (and the GREAT bonuses!)

or to sign up, click here or the logo above.

 

Hope to see you in the Boot Camp!

July 23, 2012

What Ben Vereen Can Teach You About Business

John-ben-vereenThis weekend, I had the honor and pleasure of seeing a performance by a living legend, Ben Vereen.

If I had to count, I've probably been to over 100 Broadway, off-Broadway and cabaret shows in my life.  I can honestly say that Mr. Vereen's performance Friday evening was the best theater experience of my life.  I was, simply, blown away.

I also had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Vereen after the show.  As we spoke, it didn't take long to realize I was in the presence of someone who 'gets it.'  Someone who understands the gifts he was given, and doesn't take them for granted.  Someone who shows his thanks by leaving it all on the stage night after night... but still has the energy and graciousness to converse with friends, fans and colleagues after doing so.

During his performance, he told a story that reminded me of an important business lesson...

In 1992, you may remember, Ben Vereen was hit by a truck.

Literally.

He had been in a car accident earlier that day.  Unbeknownst to him, he suffered a brain injury in that accident.  While walking home later that evening, he suffered a subsequent stroke and was struck by a truck.

As he described it, when he woke up in the hospital some days later, his leg was broken and in an apparatus. His head was in an apparatus. He suffered other broken bones and various injuries.  He had a tracheotomy and a colostomy bag.

Doctors told him that, due to the nature and severity of his injuries, he would never sing or dance again.  Just regaining the ability to walk would probably take about three years.

Mind-numbing, depressing news, to say the least.

A short time later, the late, great Gregory Hines visited Vereen in the hospital.

He told him one thing...

I'm opening a Broadway show and in ten months, you're in it.  Be ready.

And he was.

Ten months later, Ben Vereen danced onto the stage in the show, "Jelly's Last Jam."

So, how did he do it?  How did he resume his stage career singing and dancing in less than a year, when doctors told him he'd be lucky to walk in three?

Gregory Hines put something in front of Ben Vereen we all need if we want to succeed... a powerful "why!"

Imagine being in that hospital bed.  Hooked up to this and that.  Being told you'll never do what you love... what you were born to do... again.

The powerful 'why' Hines gave to Vereen... the thought of being back on stage, doing what he loves, was an incredible motivator.  An amazing incentive. 

By focusing on that objective, and backed up with the encouragement of thousands of letters from fans, Vereen worked harder than he ever worked before, didn't accept any excuses and committed to that powerful 'why.'

It's an inspiring story, and one we can all learn from.  A powerful 'why' will allow you to overcome just about any obstacle.  It will propel you past your fears and doubts.  It will open up a reservoir of energy you didn't know you had.  And it will get you to your goals faster than you ever thought possible.

Spend some time determining your powerful 'why.'  You'll be glad you did.

July 16, 2012

QUOTE OF THE WEEK - How To Become Successful

"The biggest thing that stops most people from being successful is they think they're not enough of something.  As long as you believe that, you are never going to take the action you need to.  The way you become enough is by taking action and learning from experiences."

 - Jack Canfield

July 12, 2012

This Week's BSCG Hot Topics!

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More great, exclusive "Member's Only" training happening on the Business Stampers Coaching Group message board this week, including:

  • How To Research Target Market Needs! (Video)
  • Free Tutorials vs. Online Products
  • Breaking Down Project Costs

For those of you who don't know, the BSCG is the premier online Coaching Community for profit-driven, business-minded stamping business owners.

The Group is fantastic, and the content is killer. In addition to the Message Board, which is where Members communicate, ask questions of me and fellow Members and receive tons of positive, professional support from like-minded business owners (and me), Members also receive:

  • Exclusive, monthly business-building webinars
  • Business-building How-To Videos every week
  • Weekly blog evaluation videos
  • Twice-weekly Coaching Challenges
  • Weekly writing prompts to help with your blogging
  • Motivational audio messages to start off every week
  • A private Twitter feed
  • BSCG Fit Club
  • Hundreds of links to business-building articles to further your knowledge and education
  • Exclusive discounts on various SIMB products & services
  • AND... The Newsletter Co-Op - you write one article every month, and you gain access to over 60 others you can copy and paste into your monthly newsletter!

PLUS... BSCG Members do NOT pay the Boot Camps price increase!!!

If you're on the fence about joining the BSCG, take the special $1, 30-Day Trial. If you don't think the information is worth the dirt-cheap monthly fee, or you can't benefit from it, just cancel before the 30 days are up and owe nothing.

To learn more or sign up, click here.

July 02, 2012

QUOTE OF THE WEEK - Knowledge

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance.  It is the illusion of knowledge."

 - Stephen Hawking