Archive for October, 2008

So many people would rather sit back and complain about their situation. Why not take control of your own destiny? The company I am involved with, Max International, in the first 17 months of business did $40 million in sales…and that was with 1 product!!! They are growing 15%-20% per month!!! And this is in a down economy.

A lot of “new” wealth is created, during down economies, by the Entrepreneurs who take action and follow their dreams. Some businesses don’t require thousands of dollars to get started. What if you could start your own business for only $49????? And NOT have overhead, inventory, employees? What if you could, work from home, spend more time with your family, have the potential to finally earn what you are worth, with NO income caps, and best of all, CREATE RESIDUAL INCOME??? What is holding you back?

A friend of mine showed me the blog below and it is soooo important…and right on the money.

The Cure To Our Economic Problems
Mark Cuban – Oct 23rd 2008 7:16PM

I would hate to be the winning Presidential candidate. Both candidates are delusional in thinking their economic policies will drag us out of a recession or even improve the economy. The reality is that the solutions offered by both are the equivalent of shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic. They are meaningless.

You can cut taxes for 95pct of Americans and raise taxes for the rest. You can cut taxes for businesses and retain the Bush Tax Cuts. You can increase or decrease the capital gains tax 5 or 10pct either way. Under both programs the deficit for the country will increase, we will borrow and print more money. 5 or 10pct variance either way, given the big hole our economy is in wont matter.

The cure for what ails is us the Entrepreneurial Spirit of this country. We are a nation of people who encourage , support and invest in those of any and all age, race and gender who will use their ingenuity and come up with a new idea.

Its always the new idea that re energizes this country. Industry, manufacturing, transportation, technology, digital communications, etc, each changed how we lived and ignited our economy and standard of living. Tax policy has never done that. The American People have.

Entrepreneurs who create something out of nothing don’t care what tax rates are. Bill Gates didn’t monitor the marginal tax rate when he dropped out of Harvard and started MicroSoft (btw, it was a ton higher than it is today). Michael Dell didn’t wonder what the capital gains tax was when he started PC’s Limited, and then grew it into Dell Computer. I doubt that any great business or invention started with a discussion or even a consideration of what the current or projected income or capital gains tax was or would be.

The impact of tax rates on productivity and development is something economists salivate about, enterpreneurs don’t waste their time thinking about it. We have business to do.

Entrepreneurs live to be entrepreneurs. I have never had a discussion with anyone about starting a business that included tax rates. Ever. If anyone that wanted an investment from me made a point of discussing tax rates as an impact on their business, I wouldn’t invest in them. Ever.

Entrepreneurs live for the juice of making their dreams come true. Of having a vision and fighting to see it come true. The joy of mission accomplished and the scoreboard of the financial rewards.

We are in an economic mess right now. It doesn’t matter who caused it. It’s here. It doesn’t matter what our Presidential candidates and their economic advisors come up with. Its meaningless.

The cure to our economic problems is the Entrepreneurial Spirit of All Americans. Instead of complaining at each other, could one Presidential candidate please show even the least bit of leadership and character and stand up for and encourage the entrepreneurs in this country ?

i don’t care who is friends with whom, who preached when you went to church, whether you know the actual role of the Vice President, whether you voted with President Bush. I don’t care about any of the mudslinging going back and forth. All it does is waste the time of every potential voter. All of that is meaningless.

What we need is our candidates to stop yelling at each other and starting looking at the American people and encouraging the best of who we are. That is who I want to get behind. That is what I would like to see for our country. That is what will energize and motivate people to create companies and invent products that will turn the economy.

The best time for little guys to start a business is when the big guys are worrying about surviving in theirs. You don’t need to raise money. You need to be smart and be focused. I had no idea until this current financial crisis that when I started MicroSolutions, my first company, it was in the middle of a very bad recession. I had no idea whatsoever. I didnt know what the tax rates were, and I didnt care. I had an idea, a floor to sleep on and a lot of motivation.

Now is the time for Entrepreneurs to step up and do our part for our country. Its up to us to start businesses and create jobs. That is the cure to this country’s economic problems.


To Your Wealth…

Debbie James

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Times are touch, we all know that. What are you going to do about your financial situation? Everyday, thousands of people are losing their job and their benefits. Besides being an entrepreneur, I am a Realtor in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. I know times are tough. Sales this year are way down. That being said, I’m not sitting back and waiting, I am taking action.

To many Americans won’t take responsibility for their situation. Yes, some things are out of our control. But, other things are not. For instance, why do people need a bigger home, the newest car, the biggest TV? We did a lot of this to ourselves….all spending and no saving. I’m not saying it’s easy to save with the cost of everything always going up. What I am saying is that people just didn’t plan for a rainy day.

I go back to my question…what are you going to do about your financial situation? I decided to take the bull by the horns and get involved with an amazing referral marketing company. It has been proven that any time the economy is bad, network marketing skyrockets. Some of you think network marketing is vodoo. Why do you think that? Please comment and let me know!

With anything, one can always find the negative…what about all the positives? Tons of people are making a lot of money thru network marketing. You must look at the comp plan. I was involved with a company for a couple of years, and didn’t make a dime. That was my first experience with MLM and I didn’t know any better. Would you walk away from your small business if you made a mistake? No, you would brush yourself off, correct the mistake and move on.

My good friend and mentor says: Before you put your reputation on the line with a company, make sure you’re not dealing with a pyramid ‘get rich quick’ scheme.  Do your homework- read FTC guidelines. See what happened to BurnLounge and its distributors. Ask yourself the question, “Would I buy this product/service if it weren’t associated with a money-making opportunity?”  These are tough times, and easy money sounds great. But there are legitimate opportunities out there”.

You can prosper thru these very challenging times, if you want to. Live your life to the Max!

To Your Wealth!

Debbie James

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Now, more than ever, what is your plan “B”? These economic times we are living in are scary. (It is said the worst economic times since the Great Depression!!!) Did you know that Corporations borrow money to make payroll? Yes, they do! With this credit crunch, it effects companies, small, medium and large. Small businesses can’t get the loans they need to carry them thru slower times, employees can’t get paid, home buyer’s can’t close on their home since the bank doesn’t have the funds, people can’t buy cars with a 700+++ credit score because the banks don’t have the money to lend!

While somethings are out of our control….your finances are in your control. Take action, do something. Don’t just complain about how bad the economy is. Make something happen. You can do it! Have you seen the movie The Secret”? You are exactly where you are in life, because YOU attracted everything into your life.

Now, that might be tough to swallow…but I’m here to tell you, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT THE STATUS QUO! Too many people would rather sit back and complain or blame someone else. So much easier than taking responsibility. Don’t be left behind. EVERYONE IS LOOKING TO EARN ADDITIONAL INCOME!

Check out this INCREDIBLE opportunity! Lose weight, have more energy and make money, all at the same time! Join TODAY, and Live Your Life to the Max.

See you at the top!

Debbie James

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