Monday, December 29, 2014

The #1 Wealth Building Secret

By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Prosperity, Success.

Last post we looked at the excuses entrepreneurs make to convince themselves that their customers won’t spend money with them. We saw how those entrepreneurs were actually buying into an erroneous limiting belief, and inhibiting their own sales.

There was a great response to that post, yet some people felt it didn’t apply to them, because they weren’t business owners. So if you were one of them – this is the post for you! In it, I will reveal the number one secret to building wealth for an individual.

You might have read the last post and said, “That stuff works for you, because you have a business. I’m stuck in a dead-end job and I’m at the mercy of my cheap boss who never wants to give me a raise. I would love to start a business and be my own boss, but I don’t have the money.”

Here’s what I want to say to you:

Stop it. Just stop it.

In every situation you always have two options: be a victim or be a victor. If you give away your power to anyone – your boss, the economy, the government, etc. – you’re almost certainly guaranteeing yourself a life of struggle and lack. You have to take responsibility for your own prosperity and success. And you really can create them.

ANYONE can start a business today. There are businesses you can start with a few thousand dollars, some you can start for a few hundred dollars, and even some you can start with five dollars.

To say that you’re searching for prosperity is like a fish swimming around looking for water.

Prosperity is surrounding you everywhere; it is in the ethers all around you. And the way you manifest it on the physical plane is through the power of ideas.

When I was 15 years old I was delivering The Capital Times newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. I knew some people who went to the drug store on Sundays to buy the New York Times. Others were Cubs or Bears fans and they wanted to read the Chicago Tribune. Political junkies bought the Washington Post. So I wrote all those papers and offered to become their distributor in Madison. They all accepted me and “Gage Distributors” was formed. I made up and copied some flyers and soon had dozens of new customers all over my neighborhood. Later I sold that business for the whopping total of $1,500. I turned being a paperboy into a residual income, into a business that could actually be sold.

Let’s go back to the last post and the two ways prosperity is created:

Solve problems - Add value

The best business ideas are the ones that solve problems, add value, or even better, both. Anytime you see someone with a problem, you have a business opportunity to create wealth. Anytime you think of a way to speed up, improve or reduce costs in any process, you have a business opportunity to create wealth.

Kids who start young earning money become decidedly better entrepreneurs. They learned from raking leaves, shoveling snow, babysitting, delivering newspapers, running a lemonade stand, or mowing lawns. And those are all things even an adult could do now to earn some extra money.

You can also do house sitting, pet sitting, dog walking, or a personal concierge service. Every one of those businesses can be started small and grown larger. If you want to be really savvy, you look for ways to leverage them.

Leverage is one of the true accelerators for creating wealth. Because leverage allows you to escape from the trap of trading hours for currency. The greatest fortunes in the world – from Carnegie, Getty and Rockefeller to Jobs, Gates and Walmart – were all built using the concept of leverage in some way.

The reason I recommend the business models of real estate, network marketing and information entrepreneur is because they all allow an average person without large investments or resources to apply the concept of leverage.

Of the three business models I mentioned, real estate does require the most money and knowledge. But with that knowledge, a small amount of money allows you to invest in a much larger property. So you have an opportunity to leverage your investment.

If you don’t have a lot of money, consider network marketing. For a few hundred to around $1,000, you can start a business that can eventually provide you a 5- or 6-figure residual income. There are many fine companies offering a broad range of products and services, so it’s relatively easy to find one congruent with your interests.

If network marketing doesn’t interest you, consider becoming an information entrepreneur. Information is more valuable than gold, diamonds or money, because people are willing to trade all those things for the right information.

You know how to do certain things. There are other people who would pay money to learn how to do those things. You can create physical products like books and DVDs or simple sell digital versions. And the possibilities are endless.

Somewhere right now there are people who want to know how to raise healthy happy kids, how to write a book, how to become an archer, how to learn languages fast, how to invest in real estate, how to become an info entrepreneur, how to collect fine art, how to manage a team, how to lead an organization, how to design your dream home, how to harness your inner potential, how to build a log cabin, how to soup up your snowmobile, or any one of 465,887,456,345 other possible products.

Be willing to think laterally and creatively, don’t just buy into the usual possibilities. Driving a taxi is trading hours for currency. Creating Uber is leverage. Starting a lemonade stand is trading hours for currency. Franchising your lemonade stand is leverage. Starting a dog walking business is trading hours for currency. Selling a “how to” special report on how you open a dog walking business is leverage.

Sell wellness products and you make money. Join a network marketing business with wellness products and you make money, help others, and apply leverage.

Buy a tandem bicycle and offer rides and you could make money. Invest in six tandem bicycles, get some riders and you can apply leverage. Launch the first Uber for tandem bicycles. Or the first Uber for pedi-cabs. Or the first Uber for sailboats. Or gondolas. Or jets.

No one really has a money shortage. What they really suffer from is an idea shortage. The only thing between you and the prosperity you’re seeking is the right idea.

At the beginning, I promised to reveal to you the number one secret for building wealth and creating success. In the unlikely event you haven’t figured it out yet, let me disclose it now…

Stop selling yourself short.

– RG: 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Zdanis USANA Team Top Performers - Again

Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 12.26.14

One Week Left in 2014 – Finish Strong!

Top 20 Income Earners

1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US 
2, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US 
3, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US 
4, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US 
5, Richard Cameron, Hamilton, ON, CA
6, Carlos Landin Jr., El Paso, TX, US 
7, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US 
8, Loa Crumb, Stoney Creek, ON, CA
9, Sandy Holcomb, Durham, NC, US 
10, Cynthia Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US 
11, Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US 
12, Bradley Guile, El Paso, TX, US 
13, Pauline Puzynska, Hamilton, ON, CA
14, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US 
15, John Chan, Doylestown, PA, US 
16, Michael Misja, North Canton, OH, US 
17, Judy Adams, Portland, TX, US 
18, Dr. Phillip Madison, Cocoa Beach, FL, US 
19, Ruth Kohake, Tarrytown, NY, US 
20, Peter Harwell, El Paso, TX, US 

Top Preferred Customer Enrollers

2, Blanca Gallegos, El Paso, TX, US 
1, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US 
1, Norman Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US 
1, Nathan Madrid, Portland, TX, US 
1, Gayle Silver, Chapel Hill, NC, US 

Pete & Dora


Friday, December 26, 2014

Sad News

We are saddened to learn of the sudden, unexpected passing of fellow Associate Brad Davis of Utah.

He will be missed by many.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Did You Know?

More than two thirds of U.S. adults take dietary supplements according  to a survey conducted by Ipsos in 2014. This ratio is 71% among adult women and 65% among men. 72% of university graduates take supplements. 52% of users rely on recommendations from a doctor whereas 20% on family or friends.

Source: DSA/DSConsultancy

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - W/E 12.19.14

Click HERE to find the New Year, New You Tour event nearest you!

 New Distributor Associate Team Members

·         Ty Harmon, Las Vegas, NV, US

Top 20 Income Earners

1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US
2, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US
3, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US
4, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
5, Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US
6, Richard Cameron, Hamilton, ON, CA
7, Dr. Chuck Misja, Hudson, OH, US
8, Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US
9, Ruth Kohake, Tarrytown, NY, US
10, James Rovegno, Chautauqua, NY, US
11, Pauline Puzynska, Hamilton, ON, CA
12, Jim & Robin Molleur, Rio Rancho, NM, US
13, Michael Allgeier Sr., Erie, PA, US
14, Nathan Madrid, Portland, TX, US
15, John Mansfield, Kirkland, WA, US
16, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US
17, Sandy Holcomb, Durham, NC, US
18, Karine Spagnoletti, Clayton, NC, US
19, John Chan, Doylestown, PA, US
20, Wendy Murakami, Monson, MA, US

Top Sponsors of Distributor Associates

1, Caroline Butler, Las Vegas, NV, US

Top Enrollers of Preferred Customers

2, Melissa Adame, Las Cruces, NM, US
1, Kris Farhood, Woodland, CA, US
1, Cheree Hanson, Barboursville, VA, US
1, Lynn Kimbrough, Arvada, CO, US
1, Julianne Koritz, Highland Beach, FL, US
1, Wendy Murakami, Monson, MA, US
1, Gayle Silver, Chapel Hill, NC, US
1, Karine Spagnoletti, Clayton, NC, US
1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US

Pete & Dora 


Saturday, December 13, 2014

6 Keys to Happiness

by Brian Tracy

Achieving your own happiness is the best measure of how well you are living your life and enjoying your relationships.

You can learn how to be happier and more fulfilled in everything you do with these six principles: 

1. Everyone is different. Happiness in life is like a smorgasbord. If 100 people went to a buffet and each put food on their plate—in the quantity and mix that each felt would be most pleasing—every plate would be different. Happiness is the same way. Every person requires a particular combination of ingredients to feel the very best about themselves.

2. Listen to your heart. Only you can tell what it takes to make you happy. The only way to judge whether a job, a relationship, an investment or any decision is right for you is to get in touch with your feelings and really listen to your heart. 

3. Be true to yourself. You’re true to yourself only when you follow your inner light. You’re being the very best person you can be only when you have the courage and the fortitude to allow your definition of happiness—whatever it might be—to be the guiding light of every part of your life.

4. There are no limits. Accept the notion that you deserve all the happiness you can honestly attain through the application of your talents and abilities. The more you like and respect yourself, the more deserving you will feel of the good things in life. And the more deserving you feel, the more likely you will attain and hold on to the happiness you are working toward.

5. Make happiness your key measure. You should make happiness the organizing principle of your life. Compare every possible action and decision you make against your standard of happiness to see whether that action would make you happier or less happy.

6. Pay the price. Of course there are countless times when you will have to do little things that don’t make you happy. Sometimes these interim steps don’t increase your happiness directly, but the bliss you achieve from attaining your goal will be so great that it totally overwhelms the temporary inconveniences and dissatisfactions you have to endure in order to get there.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The USANA New Year, New You Tour

It’s time for a fresh start. Time to take an in-depth look at your life, and your business. And what better way to begin than with the New Year? We’ve got just the thing to get you going—the 2015 New Year, New You Tour.

These amazing events—which take place in more than 50 locations—are the perfect thing to give your business, and your life, a boost. Each event will be hosted by a local leader, and will feature a doctor or USANA scientist, as well as a member of the United States field development team.

We’ll start off with a Health & Freedom Presentation, and get the ball rolling for the RESET Challenge. It’s the perfect place to introduce your friends and potential teammates to USANA.

Check the list below to find out when this incredible event will be going on near you.

Saturday, January 10
New York, NY

Monday, January 12
Schaumburg, IL
Seattle, WA
Billings, MT
Kansas City, MO

Tuesday, January 13
Los Angeles, CA
Boise, ID
Albuquerque, NM
St. Louis, MO

Wednesday, January 14
Las Vegas, NV
Idaho Falls, ID
El Paso, TX
Phoenix, AZ

Thursday, January 15
San Diego, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
Corpus Christi, TX
Dallas, TX

Friday, January 16
Boston, MA
Austin, TX

Saturday, January 17
Long Beach, CA
Portland, ME
San Antonio, TX
Houston, TX

Monday, January 19
Denver, CO
Minneapolis, MN
Champaign, IL
Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, January 20
Northern California
Detroit, MI
Columbus, OH
Orlando, FL

Wednesday, January 21
Milwaukee, WI
Pittsburgh, PA
Miami, FL

Thursday, January 22
Bradenton, FL

Friday, January 23
Rockford, IL
Richmond, VA

Saturday, January 24
Geneva, IL
Northern Virginia
Atlanta, GA

All of the events listed above will be held in English only. We will also be hosting events in Spanish and Chinese. More information is coming soon.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

13 Challenges to Pursue

by Jim Rohn 

If you want to find success in life, here are 13 things to do right now:

1. Review your performance. Whether it's your communication skills, whether it's recent activity, whether it's as a CEO or whether it's on the job. Here's what my father said: “Always do more than you are paid for to make an investment in your future.” 

2. Face your fears. That's how you conquer them. Don't dismiss them—face them. 

3. Exercise your willpower to change direction. You don't have to keep doing what you've been doing the last six years if it's not yielding the benefits you want. Pick a new destination and go that way. Use your willpower to start the process. Clean up the errors. Invest it now in the next year. Watch it make the difference.

4. Admit your mistakes. Sometimes you have to admit them to others. One of the best phrases in the English language? “I'm sorry.” 

5. Refine your goals. Set some higher goals. Go for something beyond what you thought you could do. 

6. Believe in yourself. You've got to believe in the possibilities. There isn't a skill you can't learn; there isn't a discipline you can't try; there isn't a class you can't take; there isn't a book you can't read.

7. Ask for wisdom. This is communication of the highest source. Ask for wisdom that creates answers. Ask for the wisdom that creates faith to believe things are possible. Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better.

8. Invest your profits. Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.

9. Live with intensity. You might as well turn it up a notch or two. Invest more of you in whatever you do. Be a little stronger; be a little wiser. Step up your vitality contribution. Put everything you've got into everything you do and then ask for more vitality, more strength and more vigor, more heart and more soul.

10. Find your place. If you just work on a job, find the best place you can serve well, and sure enough they'll ask you to occupy a better place. Keep doing your job well; do the very best you can. That's your best way out.

11. Demand integrity from yourself. Integrity is like loyalty. You can't demand it of someone else; you can only demand it of yourself. Be the best example of loyalty, and you'll get some loyal followers. Be the best example of integrity, and you'll have people around you who have integrity. Lead the way.

12. Welcome the disciplines. Disciplines build cities. A well-disciplined activity creates abundance, creates uniqueness, creates productivity.

13. Fight for what's right. If you want something valuable, you've got to fight for it. Fight the enemy and keep faith. Fight the illness and keep faith. Fight the evil and keep faith.