Hey.... it's been exactly 1 month. Here's the update
#1) Still an apprentice. (which means that I haven't activated my distributor account by either buying and getting my systems or earning enough retail on the Market America products to buy in)
#2) I have been using the isotonix multivitamin and OPC-3 for about 2 weeks now and feel great! The multi-vitamins have really given me a lot of energy.
#3) I watched the DVD for the Kids Shape-up with my daughter to see if she's interested in working with that program for 12 weeks to get healthy
#4) I've now read the following books by Robert Kiyosaki: Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Business of the 21st Century and I'm currently reading The Cash Flow Quandrant
#5) 1 customer. She started by borrowing my multi-vitamin and now is using the OPC3... I know she will be interested in signing up for automatic delivery, once she decides what she wants.
Actually, when I see this list, I'm very encouraged. I was a little hesitant to write this post because I didn't really think my first month was a success... but now that I look at my 4 achievements, I'm very encouraged.
First of all, I'm a single parent with 3 younger children. It's summer, so I have the added expense of all day child care while the I work. I think I've accomplished a lot with my available time and resources.
I am the quintessential person living paycheck to paycheck... in fact, sometimes... after grocery shopping on payday and paying the bills... I have nothing.. literally 0 until the next payday.
The problem is ... if I don't work, I don't get paid.
I realized through reading Robert Kiyosaki's books is that the reason all of my attempts at entrepreneurship have "failed" is because I think like an employee... I am letting the money rule my life and as a result.. when I know that I am going to be earning extra... I make plans for it. I make plans to CONSUME it.
Instead of consuming the extra money, I should be making plans to invest it in a way that will make me money.
For instance, I recall thinking about some Google Adsense earnings I was expecting this year and thought ... I can't wait to get that check and put that towards summer camp. BUT, infact, I would have been thinking more along the lines of ... I can't wait until I have $???? so that I can invest it.
Now... I'm TOTALLY new to investing and I haven't figured any of it out... I just know that... there's a way in today's economy to make money. Whether it's real estate investment or gold or silver... I'm working on figuring that out while I am working on earning the money to move forward.
OK, Back to Market America
So, here's what I do every day.
Every day, I find several videos about Market America and Shop.com and their products on Youtube. I get them queued in my android cell phone, then I listen to them in my car when I'm on my way to work.
I like to listen to the conventions, and like to listen to different people present the business plan, and if there were a place where I could just listen to webinars on my way to work it would be great.
PLUS, my sponsor Camille is fan-freaking-tastic. She is bubbly, informative and filled with energy.
I'm very fortunate to be in this group and to have this team around me. I can't wait to start going to trainings and meetings!
That's my one month mark.
According to the fast track, I need to talk to 10 people each week. I realized I'm a little reluctant because I don't have my own portal yet, but I know that camille will make sure anyone that registers through me goes to me!
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