Economy Puts Focus On Family

family timeIn 2011, financial education is more important than ever. The world economy is faltering. The job market is forever changed. Working as an employee for 35-40 years is no guarantee of a comfortable retirement–it’s just not the reality for most people. Preparing for retirement by saving 15 percent of your income and reducing expenses is a start, but it’s not nearly enough.

Do what the wealthy do. The wealthy collect assets– not debt. They build networks and leverage their time. They create multiple streams of income. They invest in their financial education. The wealthy understand the importance of becoming a business owner and that network marketing is a low-risk way to start a business. There are two books I recommend to understand the basic principles of creating wealth in your life.
First, Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money and second, The Business of the 21st Century, both by Robert Kiyosaki.
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This story from the Nightly News with Brian Williams reveals the reality today for many baby boomers in the U.S. No matter what your age, please invest in your financial education NOW and start doing what the wealthy do.

Video: Economy Puts Some Retirements At Risk

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Cindy McMillanRemember, (1) Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money and (2) The Business of the 21st Century. Click here to order.

Cindy McMillan
Design Your Life Starting Now

© 2011 CindyMcMillan.com


5 Simple Steps To Online Marketing Success

NetworkersHere is a simple online attraction marketing blueprint for success in
6 to 12 months:

Step 1: Become a student and become more valuable. Study direct response and attraction marketing.

Step 2: Provide solutions using simple replicated attraction marketing websites. Give freely without want.

Step 3: Personalize.  Add your voice and your videos to capture pages and blog posts. Do you own presentations.

Step 4: Become a trainer. Create training videos, screen capture tutorials, and host training webinars.

Step 5: Become a leader. Create your own eBooks, unique offers, sales funnels, or write a book.

Online marketing takes at least six months to start producing results in your network marketing business.  If you are just starting out, most of your focus will be your warm market using offline strategies to signup new distributors and customers.  Always stay focused on your goal in network marketing: to create reliable long-term residual income.

Grow your network daily using simple actions that anyone can duplicate. Add at least 5 people a day to your network.  Social media is a great way to network for free.  Expose your business opportunity consistently. But be careful–there is a right way and a wrong way to approach your warm market.  Generate momentum in your team with daily action. Build community and loyalty by getting your team on weekly training calls and attending live events.

To make it big in network marketing, find out how to get more people to contact and pursue you.

Cindy McMillanClick here for Free 7-day video training on how to attract new customers like a magnet.

Cindy McMillan
Design Your Life Starting Now

© 2011 CindyMcMillan.com


Home Business Marketing Strategies

Home officeOne of the toughest challenges for starting a home-based business is learning how to market your products and services on the Internet. Where do you start? It can be daunting to set up a blog for the first time, or create a sales funnel and lead capture page. And until you understand the principles of attracting customers and prospects to you, you can struggle needlessly for months.

You obviously want to create an exceptional life for you and your loved ones as an entrepreneur. You are passionate about going the extra mile and committed to change your life. You want to surround yourself with experienced marketers who have escaped the 9-to-5 rat race. You’re ready to succeed and lead your team to success.

A New Era Of Leadership
One of the ways I help home business owners is to recommend MyLeadSystemPRO™. MLSP is an exceptional service designed to provide Solutions for network marketers, direct sales and internet marketers. MLSP is perfect for the new business owner who wants to learn marketing principles and get started now. MLSP also provides solutions for serious professionals to increase lead generation, create multiple streams of income, and provide a duplicatable marketing system for their team.

Here are some of the benefits of MyLeadSystemPRO™. You’ll learn how to…

  • generate a continuous stream of targeted prospects
  • monetize your traffic, even if they don’t join your primary business
  • talk to your leads on the phone
  • provide value and become a leader
  • create effective pay-per-click campaigns
  • master video marketing
  • master recruiting and offline marketing
  • master article marketing
  • master social medial marketing
  • build relationships with email marketing
  • generate leads with your blog

…and much more. Members receive weekly live training from the industry’s top producers on what’s working now. Webinars are recorded so you have access to a literal ‘vault’ of valuable training at your fingertips. A top benefit is membership in a community of sharp, like-minded people. You will form lasting connections and build relationships with people just like you who are creating a lifestyle that only entrepreneurship and Network Marketing can offer.

You Are Unique
One of the pillars of network marketing is that you are selling You. People join People not companies. Having a good product or service is important, but it’s not the #1 criteria for your prospects. The founders of MyLeadSystemPRO™ strongly encourage each member to stand out with their unique personality, and to provide valuable content to attract quality people to your business.

Attraction Marketing System

Become A Leader
Customers buy from people they know, trust and like. In network marketing in particular, they are attracted to individuals who offer value. It’s not the product or compensation plan. They want to work with someone who can teach them how to succeed in their network marketing business. But more than that, potential business partners have a vision of the life they want to create, with more time freedom, mobility and independence. They’re looking for someone to help them achieve their vision. As a member of MLSP, You can be that person.

Join The Revolution
As with any career, it takes time to develop all the skills you need to be successful in network marketing. With MyLeadSystemPRO™ you’ll have an organized system to guide you every step of the way. MLSP provides all the necessary tools, resources, websites and training to build a profitable home business. Ultimately, if you haven’t already, you will create your own products to promote. But until then reap the benefits of the combined experience of the top earners in our industry Right Now. This is the solution you’ve been praying for: more leads, multiple streams of income, and a proven marketing system.

Click here for a 14-day test drive.

Cindy McMillanTo Your Success,

Cindy McMillan
Design Your Life Starting Now

© 2010 CindyMcMillan.com


Make Valuable Business Contacts with Meetup.com

A great way to expose your business and expand your circle of influence is to attend live networking events. You get the chance to meet people, have fun and build lasting relationships. With Meetup.com there are hundreds of groups you can join for business development and for personal interests such as cooking, hiking, wellness and much more. If you can’t find a local group to join, you can start one!

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To Your Continued Success in 2011,

Cindy McMillan
Design Your Life Starting Now

Nevada is the only state with an official state metal, adopting silver in 1977. ~NevadaHistory.org

© 2010 CindyMcMillan.com


Numismatic Coins Versus Bullion: Strive For Balance

Christmas cookiesIt’s four days until Christmas.
I won’t be traveling this year, thank goodness. It’s a time to reflect on the past 12 months, appreciate the present, and look forward to the future. My thoughts are focused on images of a prosperous year in 2011 and the people I’ll meet, places I’ll visit, new friends and customers. It will be a year of break-throughs and professional achievements.

Graded collectible silver and gold numismatic coins are fun to collect and have real intrinsic value. After all, it is collecting money! An ANACS certified Mint State 70 silver coin costs more than silver bullion coins and some would say I’m paying too much for my silver. But there’s a big difference between creating a beautiful coin collection for future generations and buying precious metals as an investment.

As an independent associate of Numis Network, I collect and promote graded silver and gold numismatic coins. Numis Network is a reputable network marketing company based in Florida which offers a wide selection of MS70 modern issue coins, rare & vintage coins, world coins, crystal gift sets and collector’s kits — and an exciting business opportunity.

The premium for numismatic coins is dependent upon the state of the economy and, of course, demand in the marketplace. Just like any other product, the selling price can vary significantly over time. On the other hand, a bullion coin’s value is derived from the worldwide spot price of the metal it’s made from. On December 21, 2010 at 1:02 p.m. EST, the price of silver was $29.19 an ounce.

Numis Network offers members PCGS certified uncirculated Silver Eagles in a sealed tube of 20 coins. For slightly more than spot price, you are protected against counterfeits that could enter the marketplace as demand for Silver Eagles rises.

PCGS Silver Eagle 20

Strive for Balance. Decide what your ultimate goals are and form a plan that’s right for you. (Leave your comments, I want to hear from you.) Remember, collecting numismatic coins is NOT the same as buying silver and gold as an investment. If you want to learn more about investing, I recommend the book Guide to Investing in Gold & Silver by Michael Maloney. You can find it here go to Book Store for $11.55. Financial education is key in order to take full responsibility for your future.

In closing, I strongly encourage you to start your own business. Network marketing is a low cost way to begin part-time with little or no risk. Go to the Videos tab right now, watch the 30-minute business presentation and contact me for an interview. We stand ready to get you started on the road to financial freedom in 2011-2012.

Cindy McMillanIf you’re traveling this holiday, stay warm and be safe. Wishing you love and joy this season,

Have a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Cindy McMillan
Design Your Life Starting Now

© 2010 CindyMcMillan.com


Investment Strategies of the Rich

familyThe holidays are here and we are busy with work, shopping for gifts and preparing for celebrations. It’s easy to distract ourselves about what’s happening in our personal finances and the global economy. If you are wealthy and prepared for the economic tsunami coming our way, I applaud you. You already know the value of financial education and the importance of investing wisely.

But for most people, inflation and deflation are eating away at your paychecks and there’s no end in sight. You’re juggling finances to keep your head above water and stressing about holding on to your job. This free 90-minute video, available starting December 13, is for you. Listen as businessman Mike Dillard reveals his ideas about…

  • What’s going to happen in the economy during the next 6 to 36 months that will bankrupt 95% of the population, and how you can protect your wealth. (Fact: This has already happened in 30 different countries during the last 100 years, and TWICE in the U.S.!)
  • Why you’d have to be absolutely crazy to put your money in the stock market right now
  • Roth IRA or 401K got you down? You’ll learn about a secret “black-box” investment strategy the rich use to grow their money, and retire 100% tax free, even if the stock-market crashes to ZERO
  • The top 5 challenges facing the U.S. economy, and how to protect yourself from them
  • How to ensure your children will grow up wealthy, even if you’re poor today
  • …and much more. You’ll have plenty to think about and investigate further into whether you are prepared for the new economy.

    Click here for free video

    I think we can all agree that you can help others more by making the most of youself than in any other way. I encourage you to take this opportunity to become aware of outside forces that affect your financial well-being, at no cost to you.

    Once you decide to do ALL that you can to protect and grow your financial well-being, you will seek the information you need to make it happen.

    Watch free video now

    “Focus on Being…. Once you achieve that, Doing and Having come naturally” ~from The Greatest Networker in the World, John Milton Fogg

    Cindy McMillanTo Your Prosperity,

    Cindy McMillan
    Design Your Life Starting Now

    © 2010 CindyMcMillan.com


    Remember Your Customers This Holiday

    Winter berriesThis year I recommend that, in addition to your family and friends, you send holiday greeting cards to your customers, downline and prospects. And I don’t mean e-cards. Real cards signed by you, with postage stamps and delivered by the mailman. It really goes a long way towards building long lasting relationships and fostering goodwill. The holidays are a great time to express your appreciation for your customers’ business all year long. You’ll find sending cards both personally rewarding and practical.

    Remember, it’s more cost effective to build relationships with current loyal customers than to find new ones. Increase your customer retention rate by doing the little things that make a big difference.

    Show you care and spread holiday cheer – it doesn’t get much better than that.

    Cindy McMillanLive, love and laugh,

    Cindy McMillan
    Network Marketing Friend

    © 2010 CindyMcMillan.com


    Thankful For Being Loved

    CornTomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States–my favorite holiday. Time for gratitude, reflection and celebration.

    I’m so grateful for my friends and family, my parents, my warm home, the peaceful neighborhood I live in, and my work. I’m grateful for things I often take for granted, like my eyes and ears and hands, my good health, nourishing food to eat, running water, electricity, and my car. I’m grateful for my computer, the public library nearby, and freedom to learn new things and improve my life. How I love to go walking and hiking outdoors, and to watch the sun rise and set each day!

    My gratitude list is endless, filled with good people, experiences and things. I am loved and very thankful for being alive in this time and place.

    With deep appreciation, I wish you limitless joy, love and gratitude this Thanksgiving.

    Cindy McMillan
    Fellow Traveler

    © 2010 CindyMcMillan.com


    Starting A Business Can Be Scary

    SculptureIf you’re terrified about starting a business, you are not alone. It’s scary thinking about the investment of time and money required in order to turn a profit. Starting your own business is a commitment you should take seriously. There are so many offers and opportunities for home based businesses that you can easily get lost. You’re looking for solutions to give you more time and freedom, and to fulfill your soul’s purpose. With the right company that’s aligned with your values and which provides stellar training and support, you can make your dream a reality.

    Overcome Your Fear By Taking Action

    You already know you want more income to accomplish what you want in life. But where do you start? How do you choose from among the many home business options?

    First, overcome your fear. In today’s economy, many are so paralyzed by fear that they become victims of current circumstances. Don’t be that person. Look for opportunities instead. Take control of your fear and take responsibility for your future. Network marketing is a great way to start a part-time business with a low startup cost. For more income streams you can add affiliate marketing and create your own products for sale.

    In my first full-time job, I worked 4 years as an office assistant at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Baltimore. Then I worked for 16 years as a legal secretary & office manager, and 10 years as an administrative assistant at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

    But even after 30+ years as an employee, I never quite achieved the lifestyle I wanted. So in 2010 I took full responsibility for my life and decided to do something about it. I started my own network marketing business.

    Second, do some research. When choosing a network marketing home business there are five important areas to consider (and you must have all five)*

    1. Excellent company management – leaders with experience and integrity
    2. Timing in the company and timing in the industry
    3. Remarkable products everyone wants and will buy WITHOUT the business opportunity
    4. Compensation plan that pays the part-time person
    5. An organized SYSTEM for training new people and building your business

    Third, find the right team and sponsor. In the home-based business industry there is an overflowing abundance of opportunities. I know what it’s like to sift through too many choices. For me it came down to “who do I want to work with for the next 5-10 years?”

    I wanted to work with someone with integrity, who is both personable and professional. Someone I trust and respect, who is genuinely interested in my success. I found such a leader and role model. Now I am following in his footsteps. And as an added bonus, I’m on the most dynamic team in my company!

    How Much Time Will It Take?

    The most important factor determining your success or failure is your MINDSET. You should plan to work your business consistently for at least 18 months. Network marketing is not a get-rich-quick business. But it is entirely possible to work hard for 18-24 months and earn $10,000+ per month in this industry. It all depends on YOU.

    You decide how much time you will devote to making contacts and enrolling new customers and executives. You must commit to learn about your industry, your company’s products, and about owning a business. Like any other profession, you must invest in your education, personal development and business skills in order to succeed.

    Maybe you are at a place in your life when you know it’s time to take a serious look at your options. You don’t want to wait until it’s time to retire only to find you don’t have the income to enjoy the fruits of DECADES of hard work.

    Remember, you deserve to live abundantly. Success is your birthright. Because of the choice I made this year to start a business, I can offer the help and tools you’ll need to get your own business started — while retaining your current job.

    The most valuable resource we have is time. It’s the only thing you can’t get more of. So where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    *Learn more about how to evaluate a network marketing opportunity with my friend Susan McKenney at Mentoring For Free.

    Cindy McMillanTo your success,

    Cindy McMillan
    Networking For A Better Tomorrow
    (702) 258-0798
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    © 2010 CindyMcMillan.com


    7 Ways to Up Your Focus and See Your Vision Realized Sooner!

    Feature article by Candice Bowles, North Vancouver, BC

    Focus can make or break you. Why is it that when we're under a deadline we get so much done? Have you noticed that often your most successful actions have been when you were really committed or really desperate to make a change?

    So often we navigate big things successfully because our desire or need to see it materialize helps us focus on the goal and let go of comfort zones and excuses. It even enables us to push through fears that have held us back before.

    So, what can we do to enjoy the benefits of greater focus on a regular basis? Here are 7 ways to improve your focus (from the big picture to everyday tactics).

    #1 Revisit your business vision
    A clear and inspiring vision statement will help your long term focus and your everyday decision making. Very simply, write out in one sentence what you want your business to achieve. Include these four aspects: who you want to impact, how many of them, what effects you want to have on them and where they are.

    #2 Clarify your goals for the year ahead
    With your vision in mind, clarify what goals you'll need to accomplish in the year ahead in order to make your vision become a reality. Then break down those big goals into monthly goals.

    #3 Set your priorities at the beginning of each month and week
    At the beginning of each month, review your monthly goals. Update as necessary and clarify what needs to happen each week to see those goals realized. At the beginning of each week (or end of the previous week) a quick review will identify the top priorities for the week ahead.

    #4 Front load your week and each day with the most important and urgent "To Do's"
    Getting these important and urgent items off your plate is good for business. It will also help you get to the more creative and essential tasks later in the week. (Don't confuse these with less important but seemingly "urgent" items.)

    #5 Set a timer for 15 minutes
    Sometimes all we need is a way to block out distractions. Put yourself on the clock to help yourself get started on a task you've been avoiding. Focusing for 15 minutes is often a great way to break through the inertia.

    #6 When need be, change your location
    When your physical environment is impacting your focus, change your location. Even if it's just for a short time, go to the library or a coffee shop. You may even need to leave your laptop behind, take a notepad and go to the park!

    #7 Make sure you are rested
    Good focus can elude us when we're simply too tired. On a daily basis you may need to switch your computer off at a specific time. On a weekly basis you may need to take a day off from switching the computer on at all (when last did you try that?) or build in time to exercise.

    Making it happen
    Do what you need to do to make sure you are fresh and focused behind the wheel of your business! The time saving alone will make it worth it. Working towards your vision with intention, creativity and energy will make it happen even sooner!

    © 2010 Candice Bowles Consulting. All rights reserved.

    Online Marketing and Business Consultant Candice Bowles publishes the award winning 'eLaunch to go' biweekly ezine. If you're ready to take your business online, gain recognition for your expertise and love the work you do - even more, get your FREE tips now at www.CandiceBowles.com