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Episode 120: Taking a Look at the Man in the Mirror – changes on the way [PODCAST]

Everyone who is wise will take the time periodically to examine their own desires, wants, and wishes, and who they are in light of those things. They will look at the way they live their lives, at the way they interact with other people, and they will make the changes. This episode is all about changes, particularly the changes that David is making in his own life. Those changes will include some adjustments to the publication and distribution of this podcast so make sure you take a listen so you understand where David is headed with this show.

AmpdL_day5-53Why you need to reassess and make changes in your life.

Life throws you curveballs, and the circumstances you face will not always be the same. There’s always room and even a need to adjust your thinking and your approach to the circumstances that you face day today. David’s life has undergone some significant changes in the last few years and he’s entering a new season of life that requires him to make some adjustments. You can hear her David has navigated these changes and what he’s looking forward to on this episode.

The relationships are what matter.

As David’s sons are growing into men he’s realizing that the time he has right now as they make that transition is a vital time of importance for him and for them. He’s taking a break from many of the things that have consumed his time in recent years to spend more time with them, alongside them, helping them as they express a desire for him to do so. On this episode you’ll hear David’s heart as a father as he expresses it in relationship to the stage of life his sons are in.

A desire to be a writer and an upcoming resource for you.

As David has considered the places he has gone and the things he has done one of the things that has risen up inside of his own soul is the desire to become a writer. He feels that the experiences and knowledge he has gained in life are meant to be shared and by writing he can share them most effectively. He’s currently working on a resource for his faithful listeners and followers to teach them how to create true wealth and their own lives. But he has dreams of many more books to follow. On this episode will get the details about the upcoming book and other projects David has in mind.

What will it take for YOU to make the most out of the life you have?

Making changes can be a very scary thing and David understands how difficult it can be. But on this episode he encourages you to take the steps necessary to make adjustments that will move your life forward, that will give you the experiences and connections that are vital to being happy. He says this as he enters his own time choices and adjustments to enrich his own life even more. You’ll get a lot out of this episode so make sure you take time to listen.

Outline of this great episode

  • [0:51] Why David is not sure what’s going to happen on this episode.
  • [1:38] The transitions in David’s life and why he’s including you in the conversation.
  • [3:02] The time to reassess and make changes.
  • [4:32] The busy time David has experienced over the past year and how he discovered that something was not quite right.
  • [11:06] How the story with David’s children is changing currently.
  • [12:34] Why there will be a huge break in this podcast.
  • [15:05] How to take an inventory of yourself and your life.
  • [17:20] The upcoming ebook on wealth creation.
  • [18:53] The golden handcuffs many people experience and how to avoid it.
  • [21:15] David’s new desire and what it will require: to become a writer.
  • [27:38] What will it take for YOU to open up space to accomplish new things?
  • [37:00] Moving in a new direction.
  • [46:02] What people are most afraid of.
  • [52:00] Things you can do to stay connected.

Resources mentioned on this episode

Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson

Money” by Pink Floyd

www.AmplifiedNetworkMarketing.com

www.TheKickAssLife.com

www.AmplifiedLiving.com

www.Tutt.com – Mike Dooley’s site

Writing a Book” by Kevin Connolly

Another Brick In The Wall” by Pink Floyd

Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton

Celebration” by Cool and the Gang

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Nat Cook – Believing You Can: A Story of Triumph from Olympic Gold to Network Marketing [Podcast 118]

Nat Cook is a 5-time Olympian – winning gold for her homeland of Australia at the Sydney Olympics. She’s no stranger to hard work, conviction, determination and believing you can. Nat spent 20 years as a professional volleyball player, becoming one of the most well-known players the sport has ever seen. She proudly takes her gold medal with her everywhere she goes – believing it was meant to be shared, touched, and appreciated. After volleyball, Nat was left with a question: what comes next? As you’ll hear in this inspiring interview with David, network marketing came next. For Nat, it was a natural transition from the world of competitive sports to network marketing. She shares what the transition was like, some key learnings, and what she loves most about the business.

Why network marketing?

We’ve talked about the many misconceptions that exist about network marketing many times before. For Nat, she never really bought into that mindset. Even when she was playing volleyball, she recognized the value of network marketing and the world of possibilities the business opened up for those who work hard. And so, when an old friend started bringing a business opportunity to Nat, she eventually decided to give it a go. It was clear that many people have a negative perception about network marketing for one reason: it takes work. Nat shares her belief that too many of us today are about instant gratification and – well – that’s not what network marketing is. It takes hard work to succeed, but when you do you can succeed big time.

How do I make it better?

Nat shares the success of her mentor and friend who introduced her to the opportunity and why she believes their business has seen so much success. The key is being a leader. Nat shares why it’s important to lead with integrity and values, and to always focus on building a strong team. She discusses the financial success her friend has seen – in fact, the business she’s built with her husband is on track to make $1.5 million this year. Nat shares why she believes they’ve seen so much success – because they lead with their hearts and they are always present for the team.

If it’s not getting easier, you’re doing something wrong.

For Nat, working hard comes naturally. But, after making a few mistakes in the beginning, Nat started to learn what works and what doesn’t work in building a successful business with a solid team. She goes on to share a key piece of advice she was told early on: if it’s not getting easier, you’re doing something wrong. This resonated with Nat for many reasons, but mostly because it became clear that the business isn’t hard. It takes hard work, but the systems required to build a successful business aren’t difficult to learn.

Biggest learnings in the first year as a network marketer.

In the early days of her business, Nat and her partner went “all in”. Nat hit social media hard, cast a wide net, and started to attract loads of customers. The mistake? She wasn’t focusing on building a team, but was focused on selling products. In doing so, Nat was beginning to lose the authenticity of the business and – most importantly – the authenticity of herself. She gives insight into what she would do differently if she could go back and start over – including what is perhaps the most important thing: she would’ve said yes earlier. Nat is absolutely inspiring and open in sharing a glimpse into why she loves network marketing so much, as well as some key learnings that can help you build your own business.

OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE

  • [0:36] David’s introduction of his guest, Nat Cook.
  • [1:35] How does it feel to be recognized by people and to be a 5-time Olympian?
  • [2:40] Nat’s passion after retiring from volleyball.
  • [3:58] Winning the first beachball volleyball gold medal for her country, when it was hosted in her country.
  • [5:48] The experience of taking photos with the medal, with fans.
  • [7:29] The 2 questions she gets asked the most.
  • [10:27] Hanging out with David at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, throwing a football around.
  • [11:40] Why did you choose network marketing after sports?
  • [14:51] The misconceptions about network marketing.
  • [17:46] Observing the success of her friends and how the industry has played out for them.
  • [20:41] What is the secret to their success?
  • [22:22] What have you learned in a year of being in network marketing?
  • [26:44] The role of residual income.
  • [28:31] Some examples of success stories Nat has witnessed in people after joining the business.
  • [31:06] Some books you’d recommend.
  • [32:36] A couple of favorite quotes you lean on a lot.
  • [33:48] If you were to start over in network marketing, knowing what you now, what would you do differently?
  • [36:15] How has network marketing amplified your life?
  • [36:59] Nat’s foundation.

RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE

BOOK: Way of the Peaceful Warrior

NAT’S BOOK: Go Girl

BOOK: Business of the 21st Century

BOOK: Go Pro

Nat Cook’s website – http://www.nataliecook.com/

Motiv8Me Video Series

The Nat Cook Live Out Loud Foundation

Surf Volley

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Alexis Romano – The millionaire mindset of an emerging professional network marketer [Podcast 117]

When Alexis Romano first heard about the network marketing opportunity, she – like many of us – was skeptical. As a high school counselor, Alexis was working 3 jobs to make ends meet – and was still barely making it work. She was constantly exhausted and was left with no time to enjoy her life because she was always working. Alexis craved a better life, but believed the only to create one was to work multiple jobs in order to have a better lifestyle. That’s when she heard about the opportunity from a friend. As Alexis shares the story of her journey into the network marketing business, she offers valuable insight into what works – and what doesn’t – if you’re ready to succeed.

Overcoming skepticism and understanding the opportunity.

At first, Alexis didn’t want to hear about the opportunity. She was interested in the products, but wasn’t ready to learn more about the business. One day, Alexis reluctantly agreed to have someone share the opportunity with her. She listened and wasn’t sure if it was for her. Alexis decided to go to an upcoming event just to see what it was all about – and that’s when things changed. This event opened her eyes to what was possible and left her with a feeling of “If they can do it, why can’t I?”

The millionaire mindset shift.

5 years ago, when Alexis attended her first event, she was making about $3000 a month as a teacher, waitress, and tutor. When she took the plunge into the opportunity, she was able to replace her tutoring income in year 2, and would eventually retire from all jobs. Her income steadily grew and each year Alexis learned something new she could apply to her business to make it even more successful. She went from $7,000 to $13,000 to $25,000 to $64,000 to $900,000 in just 5 years. Today, Alexis is generating $100,000 a month from her network marketing business. A far cry from the $3k a month she was making from 3 jobs just a few short years ago.

The only way to fail is to quit.

For Alexis, it was important to learn each year in order to truly grow her business. In the beginning, she learned the value of having systems in place to make things run more efficiently. In year 2, she began to understand the influence of her mindset and realized it was time to make the shift to a millionaire mindset in order to pave the way for the life she wanted to create. Alexis grew to understand the value of personal development and investing in herself in order to take things to the next level. She shares the importance of affirmations in her journey and how they’ve helped to shape her life and her business.

The art of duplication.

As she closes out her chat with David, Alexis discusses her daily routine and how she maintains focus on the things that matter, while balancing it all. She makes personal development a part of her daily routine, which Alexis believes transformed not only her business, but also herself. She discusses the role of consistency in the business and shares why it’s all about the art of duplication. For Alexis, life today is a far cry from life 5 years ago. She has built a solid business and is well on her way to being a millionaire. Alexis offers insight into some steps she took to make it all happen and why it’s important to always invest in yourself first.

OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE

  • [0:49] David’s introduction of his guest, Alexis Romano.
  • [1:23] What Alexis did before taking the leap into network marketing.
  • [2:30] What life was like when Alexis was working 3 jobs.
  • [3:01] The feeling of just getting by.
  • [3:43] How Alexis discovered the network marketing opportunity.
  • [4:49] What made Alexis hesitate to jump on the opportunity when it was presented to her.
  • [5:45] The transition from using the products to sharing them with friends/family.
  • [6:10] The process of learning about the opportunity and what made Alexis take the chance.
  • [7:19] The role of the human connection in this business.
  • [8:41] The value of attending events to connect with the opportunity.
  • [9:55] The income growth Alexis has experienced.
  • [10:56] Her income projection for 5 years from today.
  • [11:33] The first year in network marketing and the income Alexis saw initially.
  • [14:10] The biggest lesson in the first year that Alexis applied in the following year.
  • [14:52] The second year in network marketing.
  • [15:35] The biggest lessons in the second year.
  • [17:04] The role of personal development.
  • [19:14] How Alexis grew as a person as she finished up year 3.
  • [20:18] Some books that inspired Alexis on her journey.
  • [21:48] Some quotes that really resonated for Alexis.
  • [23:06] Stepping into year 4 and what changed for Alexis.
  • [24:11] Alexis’s daily routine and how she stays on task.
  • [27:30] Stepping into year 5 and the differences Alexis saw in her approach to the business.
  • [30:38] The advice Alexis would give to herself when she was considering the opportunity 5 years ago.
  • [32:47] The personal development journey for Alexis today.
  • [35:35] How has network marketing amplified your life?
  • [36:55] Alexis’s final thoughts.

RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE

BOOK: The Success Principles

BOOK: The Secret

BOOK: The Answer

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Dawn Ferrentino – Building a life you love through network marketing [Podcast 116]

Just over 3 years ago, Dawn Ferrentino – like many of us – was working hard and had little time left for her family. This busy mom worked 2 jobs in order to generate the income the family needed. As a professional accountant for 27 years, Dawn found herself maxed out at less than $100k per year and she was always stressed and overwhelmed. She knew something had to change. The network marketing business opportunity came into her life quite by accident, but from the beginning Dawn treated it like a business. With hard work, determination, and the ability to get out of her comfort zone, Dawn has been able to build a hugely successful business in just over 3 years. She shares with David how she’s managed to embrace network marketing as a business and what has made the difference in her journey thus far.

Portrait session at STUDIO 2014 in Scotch Plains, NJ

As an accountant, Dawn attended 4 years of school followed by the CPA exam. This investment in an education is essential for a traditional career like the one Dawn had prior to network marketing. She explains how she’s managed to generate her first million in just over 3 years in network marketing – earning while she learns the business. Dawn gives us insight into her approach to the business from the beginning and her willingness to fully immerse herself in the opportunity in order to see where it could take her. Even with resistance from people around her and with lots of “no’s”, Dawn persevered and managed to build a hugely successful business – and one that’s still growing.

The importance of meeting people where they are.

One of the toughest lessons for Dawn was realizing that this opportunity isn’t for everyone. She shares why it’s essential to meet people where they are – not where you are or where you think they should be. Understanding that this isn’t for everyone is a key ingredient to building a successful and happy team of network marketers. Dawn discusses how her income has grown – from 11k in her first year to 600k this year to her projection of 7 figures a year in just 3 years. She also shares how she grew her network from 5 people to a downline of 27,000 people in that time – after hearing no about 1000 times.

The path to 7 figures in network marketing.

One of the biggest misconceptions about network marketing, according to Dawn, is that it comes easy. She discusses the fact that it takes a lot of hard work and that’s why some people just aren’t cut out for the business. Dawn also shares what it was like at first, when her husband wasn’t quite sure that this could be a legitimate business and why she wishes she had done a better job of including her family in the journey from the start. Now – 3 years into it – her husband has retired and they have built a life that wouldn’t have been possible without network marketing.

The reward is the entire journey.

For Dawn, the reward isn’t just the money. She discusses what it’s like to work with a network marketing team and how they support each other along the way. Dawn also shares the value of personal development and why she focuses on making it a part of every single day. As David and Dawn finish out their chat, Dawn some key learnings and her advice for network marketers who are just starting out. Her story is inspiring and it’s clear that Dawn has embraced network marketing and quickly risen to the top of the industry. Her main message? If I can do it, you can too.

OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE

  • [1:01] David’s introduction of his guest, Dawn Ferrentino.
  • [2:03] Dawn’s life before network marketing.
  • [3:00] What was the maximum salary of her previous job?
  • [4:43] Making her first million in 3 years as a network marketer.
  • [5:46] What made you say yes to network marketing?
  • [8:01] The learning curve of stepping into network marketing.
  • [9:42] When Dawn realized she could really make a living with this business.
  • [10:52] Stepping out of your comfort zone to grow your business.
  • [12:16] How the time investment in this new business affected her family.
  • [13:14] What would you have done differently in the beginning?
  • [15:45] Maintaining relationships after someone says no to the opportunity.
  • [16:34] How quickly Dawn started seeing money come in from the business.
  • [18:57] How many people are actively building a business?
  • [19:51] Dawn’s downline, her biggest month, and how times she’s been told no.
  • [20:30] How close is Dawn to being a professional/master network marketer?
  • [22:26] Dawn’s projection for her monthly income in 3 years.
  • [25:58] What is network marketing for Dawn?
  • [28:00] Why some people don’t get network marketing.
  • [29:39] When did her husband realize this was a real business?
  • [32:10] The message Dawn wants to leave you with.
  • [34:55] Advice for other network marketers who are starting out.
  • [39:23] The relationships that are born in this career.
  • [41:12] Dawn’s team and how they’ve impacted her.

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Shawn Owen: Building wealth – His story, his strategies. [ Podcast 115]

Shawn and Kari-Lyn OwenShawn Owen is a guy who’s built his wealth independently by doing it himself. He’s tried lots of things and has figured out what works. On this special “EXTENDED EDITION” of the podcast Shawn shares his story, his strategies, and the major things you need to know and get under your belt if you are going to truly build wealth to fuel your lifestyle and purpose.

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Jim Coover – Creating a limitless impact [Podcast 114]

Today’s guest, Jim Coover, is a mentor and inspiration to host David TS Wood. David has witnessed the integrity and true measure of Jim’s character by watching him when he thinks no one is paying attention. Along with wife, Kathy, Jim is a legend in the Network Marketing arena. Jim is president and CEO for Isagenix, a billion dollar company the couple came out of retirement to co-found. Jim is a wealthy and successful businessman who could be sprawled out in a hammock somewhere on a private island. Instead, Jim remains in the trenches, pursuing results in people’s lives and global change in health and wellness. His company offers the opportunity and vehicle for people to transform their lives. Today’s conversation focuses on the story behind the success, as well as turning points along the way. No matter your circumstances, make the choice today to change your life and pursue success. This episode of Amplified Network Marketing offers inspiration you won’t want to miss.

Possibility and responsibility

When Jim wakes up in the morning, his thoughts are often of possibility and responsibility. He sees life as an opportunity to write his own story. He lives each day with the intention to be the best he can be and to positively influence as many people as he can. There are a lot of people looking to him to look after the enterprise and he takes his responsibilities seriously. Of course, the load is shared, but Jim feels a deep sense of commitment to the whole company. Circumstances presented themselves and Jim came out of retirement to realize an opportunity to impact world health. He believed he had a vehicle to realize his vision and took the necessary risks. Along the way, there were struggles and naysayers. Jim was deeply committed to getting his company’s ideas into the marketplace and into people’s lives. Integrity and trust were big lessons Jim learned, which are now evident in his relationship with his wife and family. They each bring greatness and skills to the business and their relationship. This couple, despite their success and humble beginnings, never limited their impact. Listen in to unleash your own possibility of impact.

The early years

Growing up, Jim thought of himself as a “little guy.” He was a little brother and two years younger than most of his classmates. Since he was younger and smaller, competing athletically was a challenge. He was introduced to bodybuilding his senior year, which became a defining moment and realization that he was engaged in attainable transformation if he worked for it. Jim no longer thought he was destined to be small. He got excited, saw results, and recognized that he could be in control. During his time working out at the gym, Jim noticed what professions allowed people to work out whenever they wanted. He decided to learn to cut hair to support himself and keep up his fitness routine. Jim was paid on commission, so his earnings were tied to personal performance and relationships with people. He gained confidence and made connections as his paradigm shifted into building a business by offering a unique service. He took up men’s hair styling, incorporating the sale of products for men to upkeep their new looks. Hear the whole story of Jim’s successful launch into the fitness industry on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing.  

Transformation and traps

Jim is familiar with a whole gamut of struggles in health and fitness. When he was small he struggled to gain weight, and then gained too much weight, too quickly. He remembers the way people looked at him differently and can identify with people who struggle with their weight. He knows the physical and the emotional suffering that often accompanies the struggles. Jim is now in the business of transforming people’s lives by transforming their health. He talks about being a product of your experiences and how people can still view themselves as fat even after a physical transformation. It takes awhile for people to recondition themselves from what being overweight held them back from. The changes Jim made in his own life impacted all areas of his life. It gave him greater confidence and the ability to apply similar disciplines in other areas of his life. He has worked with a lot of people with weight issues and worked to undo the damage of eroded confidence and disbelief in self. Don’t miss the discussion of Jim’s transformation personally and in business on this episode!

Validation from the global impact

Jim loves Network Marketing. The validation for its existence comes from the global impact it is having. People might not understand what Network Marketing truly is, but Jim spells it out. His passion for health and fitness helped to build a vehicle for transformation physically and financially. He has seen the average person take control of their own life through his business.  He built an asset that keeps giving and a relationship business.  His success is directly proportionate to how many people he is helping. People are getting their lives back from health, and then adding an incremental income. What separates Jim and his company is their commitment to a culture of safety and support. Jim is filled with pride and joy that ooze out in this episode. Find out how to enjoy the freedom he describes and positively impact lives through the possibilities available to you.

OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE

  • David’s introduction of today’s guest, Jim Coover.
  • Welcoming Jim.
  • A moment when Jim realized the possibility for his business.
  • The early years and foundational pieces that set the course for Jim.
  • Entering the health and fitness world.
  • Jim’s body transformation and mindset trap.
  • Unhealthy times and struggles of skinny-pudgy kid.
  • Addressing silent humiliation of weight struggles.
  • The emotional side of transformation.
  • The story after graduation.
  • Jim’s hair cutting business.
  • Semi-retirement in his twenties.
  • Mentors and personal journey.
  • Gems and influences in Jim’s life.
  • Jim’s dynamic journey and lessons learned along the way.
  • Jim’s love affair with the NWM industry.
  • Jim’s reaction to success stories in his company.
  • The family philosophy and involvement in the business.
  • What is a kickass life, to Jim?
  • David’s closing remarks, overview, and wrap up.

 

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Sarah Rowan Dahl- Incorporating and rediscovering your own creativity

Today’s guest, Sarah Rowan Dahl, is a performance painter. Sarah is established and experienced in this unique, creative outlet in the entertainment industry. She seeks not only to entertain, but also to inspire. Sarah brings a creative work of art to life in front of people in a live setting. Often she enhances the performance by painting to music, allowing the tones, notes and sounds to create the colors on the canvas. It is really Sarah’s quirky personality that connects with the audience and adds the buzz of energy that draws a crowd. Sarah performs for various types of events and functions, from the corporate setting, to festivals, fundraisers, weddings, and zoos. Sarah believes creativity is innate in us all and strives to awaken it in people who have forgotten how. Her courage has pushed the limits in performance art and the platform it establishes. Listen to the conversation with David T.S. Wood to be inspired and motivated to rediscover your own creativity.

IMG_2591A platform for the voiceless.

Sarah uses her talent and work to raise awareness and funds for charities, such as The A21 Campaign, focused on ending human trafficking. Frequently, her performance pieces from functions will be auctioned off for charity. Sarah may not have the money in her pocket to donate much to these organizations, but her paintings inspire others to give. Human trafficking is the primary cause that Sarah donates to. Organizations like A21 work against the perpetrators that find families in dior circumstances, buy their children off of them, and either work them in an underground industry, rape them, sell them, or all of the above. This is a global crisis Sarah cannot ignore, especially as a mother of two young daughters. It might make people uncomfortable, but it is something Sarah says we should be uncomfortable about. She is a freedom fighter, able to use art as a platform and tool to raise money and awareness for such a great cause. You’ll want to hear this one.

Art bypasses age, cultural, and language barriers for a global impact.

Sarah’s creativity started with doodling. She was on a basketball scholarship in college and went to Brazil to teach kids basketball. Sarah, not knowing the language very well, used doodling  to communicate with the kids. She realized that art was a way to bypass cultural and language barriers. She wanted to inspire people globally and found a breakthrough in art. Art crossed bridges and equalized people from all over the world. Soon, Sarah found herself going after a BFA, studying to be an artist. The move to performance art came because no one teaches how to make a living at art. Historically, students pursuing art have a lot of jobs. Sarah, like most of her classmates, took up waitressing. One day, she decided she would either do what she loved, or starve trying. Sarah started an art business, combining her love of art and using it to communicate and entertain across barriers. About half of Sarah’s current performances are improvised. She does more mental prep than actual paint planning. Her courage is contagious and will have you pulling out a paintbrush by the end of the episode.

Addressing the result of devaluing art and creativity.

 

Why do so many people opt out of creativity? Why is it dismissed in the corporate world or silenced in adults? Sarah says that there has been a recent embrace of the arts that was missing since the rise of the Industrial Revolution. There was not an artistic encouragement to most people’s lives and the fear of fitting in or gaining approval silenced so many. Sarah’s mission is to inspire people to get rid of those inner fears holding them back. If you just try, you might find that you actually can be creative. Sarah understands the mocking of a blank canvas and is her own worst critic. She wants to give people a paintbrush, especially those that would label themselves as “non-creative.” They feel they do not have it in them, they have boundaries and blocks, but there is an innate desire to create. Sarah has seen businessmen cry during her corporate event performances when she invites them into something creative. For many, it is the first time they have felt alive in years. Inside of everyone is a creative child. Go hang out with one if you have forgotten. Address your own reasons for steering clear of creativity on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing.

Inspiring creativity and silencing the inner critic.

 

Sarah loves to help people increase their creative capacity. One simple way? Start brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand. Or learn how to juggle. Allow your brain the space to work at wrapping itself around something and be challenged. Sarah has her own inner critic and fear of failure. She is learning to see “failures” as experiments instead. Some of her greatest works have come out of these “mistakes.” Australian culture has taught Sarah to relax. Soon after moving there, she was taught the phrase, “Have a go, ya mug,” which roughly translates to, “If you have an idea, go for it.” Her inner voice used to spell out all the reasons that her ideas would flop. Her move to Australia, and other global travels are the keys to her creativity. Sarah recommends going where you have not been and living where you have not lived. Get rid of distractions and get into nature. Sarah’s favorite thing is to get lost on purpose. It stimulates creativity unlike any other experience. Our relationship between our self doubt and our ability to create is directly linked. You have to silence that self doubt to start creating. Learn how to incorporate creativity into your everyday on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing.

OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE

  • [0:23] Introduction of Sarah Rowan Dahl, a performance painter.
  • [1:02] Defining performance painting and the platform it is for inspiration.
  • [5:38] A heart for charity and ending human trafficking.
  • [11:09] How you can help the effort.
  • [11:50] Sarah’s story of keeping creativity alive.
  • [14:41] Transiting from art, to performance art.
  • [20:34] Artistic encouragement and Inspiring others to be creative.
  • [25:26] Sarah’s artist style and sweet spot in art.
  • [30:01] The keys to creativity.
  • [34:36] Incorporating and rediscovering your own creativity.
  • [39:59] Silencing the inner critic.
  • [45:19] How to contact and stay in touch with Sarah.
  • [46:36] Looking yourself in the mirror.

RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE

TED Talk: Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sarah Rowand Dahl’s website – http://www.sarahrowandahl.com

Sarah on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sarahrowandahl

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JoJo and Vinnie Bennington – Daring to Redefine Yourself

The 2007 economic crash interrupted Las Vegas in every way possible. The second largest economic influence, the construction industry, came to a halt. JoJo and Vinnie Bennington felt the halt as devastation hit their bank account. Vinnie, a retired Marine, was working as an electrician in Las Vegas. His last big project ended and he was out of work. His wife, JoJo, was three years into her Network Marketing business. Although Vinnie knew about his wife’s pursuit, he had no idea she was keeping them afloat with her earnings. Prior to Network Marketing, JoJo was a blackjack dealer. She left that profession, hoping to find freedom through owning her own business. She built three tanning salons from the ground up, but found the opposite of freedom. JoJo’s introduction to Network Marketing came through product use and grew into an accidental paycheck. As she toyed with the ideal of Network Marketing full-time, Vinnie voiced his opposition. JoJo’s journey of perseverance meets Vinnie’s skepticism to create a story of success in relationship and in business. Listen in to the conversation with David T.S. Wood to be inspired and motivated whether you are the skeptic or the one unable to find support.

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Vinnie’s mindset of what it meant to be a man was built as a boy and reinforced as a Marine. When he ran out of work because of the economic crash, he held onto the belief of one day returning to work and continuing to provide for his family. Vinnie held onto this hope while collecting unemployment, but then the unemployment ran out. Vinnie was depressed, feeling lost and like a failure. He gained weight and spent his days sitting on the couch with no identity. Vinnie was under the impression the family was staying afloat from their savings, when in reality JoJo’s Network Marketing business was steadily growing. She paid off their car and debt while Vinnie was sitting on the couch, hoping his traditional job and role would resurface. You are going to want to hear how one wife persevered and one husband changed his mind, on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing.

Living in resistance and non-support.

For JoJo, the economy crash wiped out the income that was keeping them comfortable. She had seen what was possible in Network Marketing and just started really working on her business. When she initially told Vinnie she was going to sell her three tanning salons and pursue Network Marketing, he thought she was crazy. He thought the entire industry was sketchy and full of used-car salesmen. Some days it was an argument, some days a push. JoJo knew she was on the right path, even though there was no support from her husband. When construction tanked and Vinnie was out of work and lost as a man, JoJo dared him to redefine himself. She would ask Vinnie to join her about every three months, but he did not believe in Network Marketing, trust it, or want anything to do with it. JoJo kept increasing her connections, upping her marketing strategies, and securing residual income. It was difficult for her to see Vinnie in such a dark place. She revealed that she had doubled her income, freed them up, replaced his income, and paid off debt. Get an inside view of a real couple’s marriage and their struggle to come together in the midst of hardship.

A revelation and exit from exile.

Vinnie’s resistance was real and fierce. His stigma of Network Marketers blocked his ability to see it as a real profession or respect it in any way. When JoJo took Vinnie with her to Belize for a work trip, he was surrounded by Network Marketers. Even host, David T.S. Wood, was met with Vinnie’s resistance. Vinnie slowly started to see that they were not used car salesmen. He found out they all had traditional jobs at one point and were not much different than he was. Vinnie’s savagery from the Marine Corp came out as he felt trapped on the island with all Network Marketers, but there was a shift in him as they returned home. Vinnie realized that JoJo had grown without him. Vinnie had a lightbulb moment and woke up to the idea of residual income. He began working with JoJo to grow their business and rebuild their marriage. Today, Vinnie relates the camaraderie he’s found in the Network Marketing industry to the brotherhood he experienced in the Marines. You’re not going to want to miss Vinnie’s revelation, on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing.

Addressing the skeptic.

The journey of non-support may be familiar to many. Vinnie and JoJo offer advice and insight from their journey. They wish they would have learned sooner to love your partner where they are and find the things that attracted you in the beginning. Network Marketing is one of the only professions where we become involved and then expect everyone else to become part of it. JoJo reminds us that Vinnie never asked her to become an electrician, but his resistance and inability to support divided them. Vinnie secretly wanted JoJo to fail, just to prove a point and be right. He now offers the plea to at least give it a chance, and support your partner or spouse. Are you the skeptic, viewing Network Marketing as a pyramid scheme or a scam? If your spouse is in industry, listen in to the benefits of at least supporting them, keeping an open mind, and giving it a chance. There is no script to it, but as JoJo says, “You don’t know what you don’t know.”

OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE

  • [0:40] David’s introduction of JoJo and Vinnie Bennington.
  • [1:01] Relationships: The difference in Network Marketing.
  • [2:33] Vinnie’s story, prior to Network Marketing.
  • [4:30] JoJo’s life, prior to Network Marketing.
  • [6:40] Vinnies profession and journey as an electrician.
  • [10:03] JoJo’s decision process and transition from traditional business.
  • [14:02] The Bennington’s personal experience with the economy devastation.
  • [20:47] Defining leverage, residual income, and initial “dips.”
  • [21:56] Vinnie’s experience, as a man.
  • [24:02] JoJo’s point of view, as a woman.
  • [25:42] Dare to redefine yourself.
  • [27:12] Vinnie’s resistance and the journey of nonsupport.
  • [30:02] JoJo and Vinnie: Growing back together.
  • [38:12] JoJo’s current business.
  • [39:45] Comparing and competing create myths.
  • [41:16] Vinnie addresses the skeptic.
  • [43:45] Advice to someone in the decision process.
  • [45:35] The lifestyle difference in Network Marketing.

 

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Adam & Michelle Carey – Etiquette: The Key to Accelerating Success [Podcast 111]

Adam and Michelle Carey have made plenty of mistakes as Network Marketers. They dove into this profession unprepared as young twenty-somethings, but learned to harness their passion and approach their business with etiquette and integrity. Adam and Michelle found they were not alone in learning the ropes the hard way. They decided the gap in etiquette training needed to be addressed if the industry hoped to gain momentum and be respected as a profession. There is a shift happening today, away from old approaches to business and towards Network Marketing. The Carey’s mission is to add some manners to that momentum. They aim to accelerate success, alleviate rejection, and elevate Network Marketing as a profession. They speak as seasoned ambassadors, with the desire to see unity among Network Marketers. Adam and Michelle believe the industry will boom if professionals come together, not to recruit one other, but to support each other. Listen in to this etiquette training episode to stay classy as a Network Marketer.

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From the inception of Network Marketing as a profession, it has offered a different path than that of traditional business. People have developed freedom for themselves and exploded their personal growth. Network Marketers are able to grow into themselves and then grow their income. Adam Carey advises that neglecting personal growth inhibits any chance you have to make it in this industry. Michelle Carey adds that the entire profession is built to help people grow. The couple gets most fired up about seeing that growth and character development in their team members. They believe in this industry so fiercely because it has made them better individuals, spouses, business owners, and now parents. Their desire for themselves as well as their team, is for no one to stop growing. They help people, help people. Give a listen to the Carey’s daily method of operating and the areas of growth they emphasize.

Comparison is a cancer in the Network Marketing industry.

The biggest hindrance to your own success might just be you. Adam points out that the spirit of comparison trapped him early on in his career. The industry exposed him to leaders and people who successfully reached the highest ranks with seemingly no hindrances.  When he came across his own struggles and obstacles, it was tempting to think he did not measure up.  This can hinder anybody’s growth and distort perspective. But comparison did not serve Adam and it will not serve you. Embrace the inspiration available, but stay on your own journey. Your trials produce perseverance and authenticity. As a team leader, Adam is now able to relate to doubts and fears of his team members. The mission behind the Adam and Michelle’s movement is learning from mistakes they made. They are still on their journey, and it is one that elevates the profession as a whole, not their status. Adam says comparison can lead to cannibalising each other, which destroys the industry from the inside out. Learn how to hold yourself and your team to a high standard on this episode of Network Marketing.

Addressing etiquette to eliminate stigmas.

Are you a defensive tackler?  Or a motor mouth?  Negative Nancy?  Poor-me Paul? Do you “bait and slam” people you are attempting to recruit? Adam and Michelle have labeled these common blunders to help you identify your areas of weakness.  Michelle, who used to be a “defensive tackler,” shares stories of mistakes she made early on in her attempts to defend her belief in the Network Marketing industry. People would say, “Is this just a pyramid scheme” and she would unleash fury on them.  Her defensive reaction closed people off and perpetuated misunderstandings of what Network Marketing really is.  A wrong approach can have repercussions that leave people feeling lied to or full of negativity towards the industry. Failing to communicate realistic expectations can be just as damaging.  Adam and Michelle took their journey seriously. They made this profession their Plan A and Plan B.  Listen to their commitment to perpetuate the truth, benefits, and freedom of this profession.

 

The birth of a book from actual mistakes made.

Adam and Michelle began compiling their mistakes for a newsletter or ebook, but the list kept growing beyond that capacity. They are now awaiting the publication of their book, “Don’t Be “That Guy” In Network Marketing: 21 Common Mistakes.”  They have personal stories of bad approaches in recruiting, mixed up mindsets, and a wide array of reactions to their new profession from friends and family. Network Marketers can relate to these 21 blunders, see their own mistakes, and be encouraged to work with etiquette.  Some people have stigmas associated with Network Marketing, and the profession still struggles to be taken seriously.  It is the job of the insiders to change the trajectory of it’s reputation.  Adam and Michelle are attempting to shift the culture and change how Network Marketers approach people. They believe the industry can seize the opportunity to attract people and repair damages that bad interactions have caused. The fun energy on this episode will leave you inspired to participate in fueling a new culture of Network Marketing.

OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE

  • [0:35] David’s introduction of Adam and Michelle Carey.
  • [1:23] The industry shift occurring in Network Marketing.
  • [2:40] The dominance of women in the industry.
  • [5:20] Network Marketing as a personal growth journey with a compensation package.
  • [7:00] Defining a DMO.
  • [8:13] Rewarding aspects of basing your income on helping others and building a team.
  • [10:52] Setting proper expectations to eliminate stigmas and bad etiquette in the industry.
  • [14:33] Questioning the profession and wall-kicking moments.
  • [17:13] The spirit of comparison that can become a cancer.
  • [21:50] The inspiration behind their book, “Don’t Be ‘That Guy’ In Network Marketing: 21 Common Mistakes
  • [24:36] Fun and laughter as core pieces of this profession.
  • [27:24] Millennials viewing freedom as the new rebellion, making Network Marketing attractive.
  • [32:10] Common mistakes of Network Marketing and learning proper etiquette.
  • [36:11] Names and labels to identify common mistakes.
  • [37:35] Michelle’s favorite chapters and her own mistakes.
  • [40:03] The goals in mind for those who read, “Don’t Be ‘That Guy’ in Network Marketing.”
  • [42:40] What the future culture of the Network Marketing profession could look like.
  • [47:23] A charge to being professional encouragers.

RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE

BOOK: “Don’t Be ‘That Guy’ In Network Marketing: 21 Common Mistakes” -due out March 8, 2016

Adam and Michelle’s website – www.adamandmichellecarey.com

 

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Money Management: Sustaining and Securing Your Wealth- with Neal Inscoe [Podcast 110]

Neal Inscoe, President and CEO of Equity Solutions for Life, wants to know if you are adequately prepared for your own success.  Neal emphasizes educating business owners to prepare for initial and continued growth of wealth. He knows business finances can be complicated, but simplifies options and sets structure so you can control where your money goes. This episode delves into why so many people are broke and how to make sure you’re not one of them. Listen in as Neal Inscoe walks you through what it takes to change your perception of opportunity, how you feel about money and your actions surrounding real or intended wealth. The experience and expertise offered in this episode of Network Marketing will help you grow your business and and ensure you are prepared for that growth.

Clearing up the ambiguity of wealth and Neal-Inscoe-sm-200x300financial freedom

As a Certified Wealth Preservation Planner (CWPP), Neal Inscoe has learned to ask business owners and entrepreneurs what wealth means to them.  More often than not, wealth translates to freedom. How you feel about wealth determines which direction you will go in terms of safeguarding your legacy and assets. Neal has seen many an entrepreneur become excited over the taste of success and ambitiously investment in arenas they know nothing about. This episode offers practical steps for Network Marketers to protect wealth, before investing it. Similar to looking at a “You are here” map, Neal advises to start where you are, know what you are doing, and understand the implications of how your business is structured. He uncovers hazards and outlines strategic plans for financial freedom. You’re going to want to know the percentage of business owners that are behind in taxes, in debt, and have no real plan for securing their money. There is a better way for you.

How to take responsibility for your wealth

There are some common denominators in making real money and organizing yourself so you can maintain it. The responsibilities of great wealth are better off learned before you find yourself without a plan or structure. Neal has worked with many business owners who did not think about where their money was going once they start making it.  He knows what processes to put in place and believes in educating you to manage your own money. Neal can help you discover the pre-programmed tendencies you have toward money. He talks about getting real with your feelings about money and how personal growth, the central block of Network Marketing, ultimately dictates the growth of your business. This episode takes a look at the future and why Network Marketing is a good business to have in today’s world.  Get ready to learn how to put more money away, reduce your debt and create real, lasting wealth.   

Sustaining long term wealth with your Network Marketing business

Neal Inscoe sees the preservation of wealth as the primary focus before any talk of investing. He quotes Warren Buffett, “Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.”  Have you fallen prey to the scurry of dipping into any means of investing, even if it is beyond your area of expertise? Neal suggests keeping the main things, the main things, by finding out what you’re good at, growing those things, and then hiring someone who can add diversification to your business, your investments, and your assets. Neal loves working with Network Marketers, but why? Do you still have your passion for business ownership and the strong belief in your product?  How can you sustain your story as well as the wealth that you create? There is exciting energy on this episode that will help you reach out for help and be more receptive to the great coaching available.

Don’t go it alone: How a coach can help build and preserve your wealth

There has been a big shift in the world, leaving behind the old philosophies of getting a good job, having a pension, etc.  If we are going to embrace the age of the entrepreneur, Neal says we cannot afford to go it alone.  Neal, a business owner specialist, has helped people similar to you stabilize their business, create cash flow efficiencies, strategize to optimize tax reduction, and create structures for secure investments.  He works with you to increase wealth, sustain it, and pursue the life you dream of.  Whether you are new to Network Marketing or a top earner, you will benefit from his insight and seasoned approach to preserving your wealth.  This episode introduces strategic organizing you need to get it right.  Neal’s advice is worth listening to-it will kick-start your wealth education and financial planning.

OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE

  • [0:30] David’s welcome, introduction of Neal Inscoe, and story swapping.
  • [4:30] What is Equity Solutions for Life and Neal’s role in coaching business owners.
  • [5:13] The ambiguity of wealth: defining, and creating goals for growth and security.
  • [6:21] Neal’s approach to identifying opportunity and why so many people cannot hang onto their wealth.
  • [8:10] The defining characteristics of a true financial advisor.
  • [9:33] The journey of responsibility for and control of your wealth.
  • [11:00] The shift from conventional business to the age of the entrepreneur.
  • [14:52] Network Marketing hurdles and the role of investing.
  • [17:06] Guidance for Network Marketers: know where you are and implement a plan to get where you want to be.
  • [20:00] Neal’s personal journey from stock broker to business owner coach.
  • [21:17] Themes and habits of successful business owners.
  • [24:31] Identifying and preventing bad habits that lead to the loss of wealth.
  • [27:04] Explanation of wealth preservation as a greater concern than investing.
  • [31:07] Are you the type of business owner that Neal can help?
  • [33:30] Coaching fees and breakdown of coordinating of your finances.
  • [35:50] The philosophy of guiding your finances through preservation.
  • [37:10] The number one key to being a successful Network Marketer.
  • [39:12] Is your wealth secure? Neal’s predictions for future economic trends.
  • [43:20] Why Neal loves Network Marketing.
  • [45:12] Neal Inscoe’s contact information.

RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE

Contact Neal Inscoe:

neal@es4l.net

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