Big Mistake: Robbing a Hand Gun Owner in Dallas

Too often, Americans are hear tragic stories of gun violence that anti-gun advocates use to push for gun control. Unfortunately, stories that detail the use of guns in self-defense cases very rarely get any media attention, leaving some skeptics to believe that the Second Amendment may be an antiquated right.

But a recent case out of Dallas, Texas highlights the value of Americans’ right to bear arms. When 71-year old Ronnie Lummus and his wife were exiting a grocery story on Tuesday night, they were met by an unidentified man who snatched a necklace right from the neck of Lummus’ wife.

Unbeknownst to the suspect, however, Lummus was carrying a handgun, which he immediately used to defend his wife and himself. The suspect was fatally wounded while trying to leave the scene.

Lummus’ case will be referred to a Texas grand jury, but he has not been charged with a crime, as he is a law-abiding concealed carry permit holder.

While it is unfortunate that the suspect met with an untimely death because of his own bad choices, it is imperative that the American people maintain their right to self-defense. According to Lummus, he and his wife felt threatened during the encounter.

Study after study reveals that as an increase in the number of Americans with concealed carry permits is seen, so too is a decrease in the percentage of violent crimes.

A study conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center earlier this year showed that 11.1 million Americans now carry concealed weapons, a significant increase from the 4.5 million in 2007. That same study showed that murder rates for that time period dropped from 5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000.

John R. Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, asserts that there is an inherent deterrent effect of concealed carry permits, noting that in 10 states, more than 8 percent of adults hold concealed carry permits, and all of those 10 are among the states with the lowest crime rates. Further, six states that do not require a permit to carry concealed weapons also have some of the lowest crime rates in the country.

The American people must continue to fight to protect their Second Amendment rights. Ambitious politicians will often use tragic news stories to make their case for gun control, while simultaneously enjoying the luxury of taxpayer-funded security, leaving their constituents to fend for themselves. That cannot and should not be tolerated.

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter if you believe the Second Amendment was put in place to allow citizens to defend themselves not only from common criminals but also from those who would seek to disarm law-abiding Americans.

 

This article copied from http://conservativetribune.com/thug-shot-robbing-bad-call/

 

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7 Tips for Success In Network Marketing

Mention network marketing and most people instantly have the mental image of ladies selling tupperware, doing make-up parties, and eating little appetizers. Or you may get the image of a polished high-pressure sales pitch happening in a living room or hotel. Most folks imagine serious network marketing people as that guy telling you how easy it is to get rich by having your friends and family buy vitamins.

Here is the reality, though. The reality of network marketing is that it is neither a hobby, a get-rich-quick scheme, or lottery ticket to billions of dollars. Network marketing is an opportunity for you to earn more income running your own part-time or full-time business.

The big question for many people is, “What does it take to actually succeed in network marketing?”. I would like to offer you these tips for making it in this incredible industry:

  1. Stability. The most risky time to join any network marketing company is in the early stages. Like any business, network marketing companies often fail within the first few years. That doesn’t mean a new company won’t be successful. Every company starts with their first day. If you can handle the risk comfortably, then a start-up company may be a good choice for you. Others feel that a company that has been around a few years is a better choice.
  2. Products and Services. Make sure the company offers products and/or services that people will actually use and will purchase over and over again.
  3. Compensation. How fair is the pay plan? You want at least a basic understanding of the plan so that you can understand how you will be paid. Network Marketing is an industry where you often have to put in a considerable amount of work before you begin to see significant income. It is important that you are able to determine what sort of productivity you must generate to achieve a particular level of income.
  4. Integrity. This one can be tricky but you should be able to do a little research to find out who the company owners are and what sort of experience they have had (if any) in the network marketing industry. An exciting product, service, or pay plan will be worthless if the integrity of the company founders is below par. Check out their track record and reputation as best you can.
  5. Momentum and Timing. A  lot of network marketing companies like to talk about momentum and timing. The big question for you to ask is, “Is the company growing?” Also find out if the product is in demand or at least well received in the market place.
  6. Support and Systems. A good network marketing company will have systems in place that make it easy for you to get good training and mentorship. Ask your company or presenter about the systems they have in place.
  7. Take Care of Business. network marketing is a business. Like any business, you need to make sure you have a good CPA in place to hall you with tax strategies as your in come grows. Whether you operate your business part-time or full time, treat it like a business. Dedicate your business time to productive activities including prospecting, follow-up, personal development, etc…
  8. Bonus Tip: Get To Work! Be prepared to put some work in to your business. You are going to need to learn how to talk to people. You are going to need to talk to a LOT of people if you want to create significant income in your business. Spend time learning HOW to build your business and then spend time BUILDING your business!

People often ask me if they should focus on building their network marketing team online or offline. My answer is always “Both!” I often hold presentations in my home AND use online strategies and tools such as AutoResponders, Online Advertising, Capture pages, etc… to generate online leads. My philosophy is that if someone is interested, I can share the information with them no matter where they are so why wouldn’t I do it?

If you truly want to build a successful network marketing business, do your research and then be prepared to do your work once you’ve chosen a company and team to work with.

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BrianRooneyAbout The Author: Brian Rooney escaped the rat race in the year 2000 by starting his own home based business. Since that time, Mr. Rooney has provided tools and training for thousands of network marketing professionals via his internet marketing services. If you are looking for a home based business for yourself, be sure to view the listings at TheOnlineAdNetwork.com.

If you are already involved with network marketing and are looking for a great way to get your offer in front of interested prospects, attend one of Mr. Rooney’s online presentations:

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How To Earn Quickly With TOAN

thumbs125x125I am excited to have you join The Online Ad Network (TOAN). This is quite possibly the simplest program for anyone to get started with and begin earning quickly. Even if you have never earned a dime with online marketing in the past, all that can change because of your involvement with The Online Ad Network.

A quick note about spillover. As you know, there are no sponsoring requirements with The Online Ad Network. It is entirely possible that you could have a downline started by way of “spillover” from an aggressive upline builder.

But when folks ask me questions like, “How long will it take to start seeing some spillover? I have to start earning money right away!”, I have to laugh just a little bit. (If you want to see money “right away”, my recommendation is that you start promoting “right away”).

Yes… spillover does happen. And NO… I can’t tell anyone how quickly they should expect to see spillover from their upline.

With The Online Ad Network, you can earn one of two ways:

  1. CREATE Your Success
  2. WAIT for Your Success.

Option 1 means you are going to take personal responsibility for your success and create your income by referring others. Click Here to see some of our successful Affiliates and the results they have achieve, so far.

Option 2 simply requires that you be patient while you wait for someone else to create spillover from their efforts.

If you are truly serious about quickly building an income with The Online Ad Network, be sure to review the article “Power Of 3″ for a powerful demonstration of a simple approach that can skyrocket your income.

Then begin doing all of the following as quickly as possible:

  1. Contact your existing fellow marketers, friends, and associates to tell them about The Online Ad Network. Give them your Affiliate URL. (No spamming)
  2. Reply to email ads that you receive with information about The Online Ad Network. Give them your Affiliate URL and let them know that if they are truly serious about building their business, they need to join you in The Online Ad Network right away!
  3. Participate in traffic exchanges with your Capture Page / Affiliate URL.
  4. Participate in Safelists and promote your Capture Page / Affiliate URL.
  5. If you have an ad budget, consider Solo Ads and Keyword Advertising.
  6. Participate in appropriate discussion forums where you can add your Affiliate link to your profile and posts.
  7. Share your Capture Page / Affiliate URL in your Social Networks such as Twitter, Facebook, etc…
  8. Ask your upline for advice. They are successful for a reason!

Be prepared to commit to your success. Spend 20 to 30 minutes a day replying to email offers, posting to safelists, surfing traffic exchanges, etc… The Online Ad Network is something that EVERY SINGLE ONLINE MARKETER NEEDS!

You can build a powerful income stream by letting them know about TOAN and keeping your focus on your primary business advertising.

Brian Rooney
The Online Ad Network

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Network Marketing Wealth With The Power Of One

Most of the time, when we hear about a powerful success story in network marketing, we are hearing about someone that just ran some incredible numbers on an almost impossible to believe level.

While it is exciting to read about this sort of success, most of us tend to think that we just can’t achieve that sort of wealth in network marketing unless we become a power house recruiter and put hundreds of people in to the business, personally.

This article is designed to show you what can be done when you commit to being consistent and focus your efforts for a while, no matter which network marketing business you are building.

I call it:

The Power Of One

This plan is designed for the part-timer that may only have a few hours to spend on their business each week. They aren’t going to quit their job any time soon but they do want to build a business on the side with the expectation that they will have the option to fire their boss or cut their job hours back should they choose to do so.

What we are going to focus on is bringing in 1 new referral each month. Just ONE.

Can you do more? Yes but this example is going to focus on the sort of power and leverage you can build up by bringing in just one new referral and (this is the important part) teaching and helping them to do the same.

Let’s take a look at what can happen with this incredible Power Of One system in your network marketing business.

Remember: We are focusing on getting ONE new referral each month. We are going to then work with that new referral to help them do the same.

So let’s take a look at what can happen.

Month 1: You are just getting started with your new business. You are excited, of course! You probably don’t know much about the pay plan or how it all works but you can definitely see the potential. You reach out to some friends and you bring in one new referral. You now have 1 referral in your team.

Month 2: You and your new team member from last month also bring in a new referral. Your group grows by 2 so you now have a total of 3 referrals in your team.

Month 3: You and your 3 referrals are getting the training. You are working together and you each bring in 1 new referrals. Your team now has 7 total referrals.

Month 4: You and your team are staying in touch with your upline leadership team. You are working together and you each add a new referral. Your network marketing business now has a total of 15 people on your team. You have personally referred just 4 of those!

Month 5: You continue learning about your business. You are now seeing some results and your team is getting excited! You each refer just ONE new referral in this 5th month which now brings your network marketing team to a total of 31 members!

Month 6: By this time, most people have quit their network marketing business. They probably said something like, “I don’t like get rich quick deals” but then got frustrated because they didn’t make money fast. Most folks have been working their regular jobs much longer than 6 months and not only are they not rich yet but they have no reasonable expectation that their job will ever make them rich. But they keep waking up in the morning and going to their job.

You and your team recognize that this is a process that may take some time. You are committed to each other and your future success so you continue working together,. You spend time on personal development. You keep learning more and you each put one new referral on the team this month! Now your network marketing business has a total of 63 people and your team is really starting to get excited!

Month 7: You are starting to feel the excitement in your team, now. This Power of One is really starting to have an impact on your network marketing business. Your team is growing and so is your income!

You and your team are building momentum. Some folks may be putting in more than 1 new referral now but let’s keep doing the math based on everyone on the team bringing in just one new referral this month. Your team continues to grow and now you have 127 people in your network marketing business.

Month 8: Now you are really starting to feel the excitement! This thing is actually working! Your network marketing team is seeing results and you continue working on personal development. Your team follows the system and you each add one new referral. Your team now has 255 members!

Month 9: Your team reaches 511 members this month! Depending on your company’s pay plan, bonus incentives, etc… your income should be at a very nice level by this time!

Month 10: By following the simplicity of The Power Of One, your network marketing business has now reached 1,023 team members!

Month 11: Can you believe your team is now 2,047 members strong?

Month 12: 4,095 members in your network marketing business in your first year!

And Now For The Reality Check: If you are like most folks, you probably gave up around month 3, 4, or 5. Somebody told you “no”. Guess what. That happens to folks who have been in the industry for years and are earning 5 and 6 figure monthly checks, too. We all hear “no”. Those who succeed just didn’t quit. They just talked to the next person on their list.

The key to successfully implementing this plan is for YOU to make up your mind that you are going to see the plan all the way through. Recognize that some will do more than others. Some will do less than others. Some will quit. Some will excel. That’s what happens in the real world and it’s no different in the network marketing arena.

We all know that there are tremendously successful people involved in network marketing. The first question is for you to ask yourself: Am I ready to become one of the success stories? If you are, then make the decision to follow this plan. Don’t beg people to join your opportunity. Invite people to partner with you as you follow a plan to create financial freedom together.

Consider working harder on the front end and go for 2, 3, or 4 new referrals and work with them to do the same. Momentum is a powerful ally in your network marketing venture. Put it to work for you. Build as fast or as slow as you like but the key is to continue building your business!

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BrianRooneyAbout The Author: Brian Rooney escaped the rat race in the year 2000 by starting his own home based business. Since that time, Mr. Rooney has provided tools and training for thousands of network marketing professionals via his internet marketing services. If you are looking for a home based business for yourself, be sure to view the listings at TheOnlineAdNetwork.com.

If you are already involved with network marketing and are looking for a great way to get your offer in front of interested prospects, attend one of Mr. Rooney’s online presentations:

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Network Marketing for Retirement Planning?

If you are like most people approaching that “golden age of retirement”, you are probably more than a little shocked at how little “gold” you have acquired and managed to save. You are definitely not alone. The average 50 year old has less than $50,000 in retirement savings. The idea of being able to retire and sit around doing nothing while slowly depleting that nest egg from age 62 to 100 is something more and more people are coming to terms with.

Most of us understand “retirement planning” as a way to somehow amass enough money in a retirement account or accounts and then live off the interest until our time on earth is through. But there are a lot of baby boomers who are starting to be burdened with a little guilt and shame about past saving and spending habits. The search for solutions is on and more people are beginning to discover that network marketing may very well provide that solution.

While most of us think about “retirement” as that time of life where we can finally stop working, AARP estimates that half of all baby boomers (76 million) are actually interested in starting a business of their own.

Money is definitely a big factor in retirement planning but there is actually more to the story. Many baby boomers are simply tired of their current careers. They are worn out from years of dealing with the corporate grind. They feel more and more disconnected from their job and how it may not be having the sort of impact they truly desire, not only in their own lives but in the lives of those impacted outside the corporate cubicle. For many, the desire is to be part of something more, to have a positive impact on the lives of others, and they actually want something to DO during their retirement years.

So why are so many ready to consider network marketing as a possible alternative? The first thing that appeals to many candidates is the low barrier to entry. Many network marketing businesses can be started for a few hundred dollars. In addition, good network marketing companies provide training, support, encouragement, and motivation along the way.

In addition to money, retirees and future retirees are realizing that they need activities to keep them busy, connected, active, and in good health. The time, energy, and money spent makes network marking a very appealing possibility for large segments of the population.

Not everybody wants to be a big hitter. Some folks simply want to be able to cut their regular office hours back while being more available to their family and have more freedom to enjoy an active social life.

Maybe they will use the money to travel more, spend more time with the grand kids and children, or just take more time to themselves. Maybe having more free time will help them lose weight, find time to learn to cook, etc… Maybe they will be able to turn their passion for cosmetics and skin care in to an additional income stream. Whatever the motivation, network marketing can be a solid resource to make these things happen.

Those that do want to be “big hitters” understand and follow a common theme among other big hitters in the network marketing industry: “If you treat it like a hobby, don’t expect it to pay you like a business”. Those entrepreneurs that reach the 5 and 6 figure monthly income levels are typically working much harder on their network marketing business than they ever worked on their job. But the other side of the coin is that they love what they are doing, feel great about the impact they are having on the lives of others, and enjoy the freedom to choose how far they want to take their business.

It is my sincere belief that network marketing is an important consideration for anyone entering retirement or getting close to retirement.

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BrianRooneyAbout The Author: Brian Rooney escaped the rat race in the year 2000 by starting his own home based business. Since that time, Mr. Rooney has provided tools and training for thousands of network marketing professionals via his internet marketing services. If you are looking for a home based business for yourself, be sure to view the listings at TheOnlineAdNetwork.com.

If you are already involved with network marketing and are looking for a great way to get your offer in front of interested prospects, attend one of Mr. Rooney’s online presentations:

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Yes Network Marketing Can Be Profitable

thumbs125x125Even after 15  years as a full-time network marketer, I still have people asking me, “Does that network marketing stuff really work?”. They always ask about how I don’t have to set my alarm clock. They see me driving around in a rather nice car that was provided as a bonus incentive. They see that I have been traveling with my family. They see that I never miss an important event in my family’s life. And they still ask if this network marketing stuff really works.

They have absolutely no problem with trading 40 years of their life, 40+ hours at a time, to make someone else rich, and they get a check that they are going to complain about every time they receive it.

They already KNOW their current job model is just wearing them down. If they think about it for even a little bit, they recognize that if they stay on their current path the only thing they are going to be at the end of that 40 year career is tired. Statistically speaking, they are DEFINITELY not going to be financially independent.

But show them how they can short cut that 40 years to maybe 10 years, 5 years, 2 years, or even 1 year with the network marketing business model and they just look at you like you’re crazy.

Inevitably, they refer to someone they knew …  a friend of a friend … an uncle … a relative … or someone that somebody heard about from a friend that tried “one of those things” and they say “It didn’t work”. That’s why they would “never join one of those deals”.

But we all know someone (maybe it was you) who had one of those job things and they got fired … they got downsized … they got let go … and they still keep looking for yet another job. Or maybe they were able to keep their job and the pay was enough to simply keep them coming back to the job for years without ever providing an opportunity to earn more and finally reach a level of financial freedom or even financial stability.

Ask around among the people you know. Find out if any of them know anyone that retired from a traditional job where that job allowed them to become financially free. My guess is that you MAY find 1 out of 100 who were able to achieve some level of financial freedom at the end of their 40 year career path. Of those, most of them probably lived a fairly meager lifestyle in the hope that they would “some day” be able to enjoy the fruit of their labor. God forbid they don’t live long enough to see that time come. It happens.

No doubt, there is plenty of information to verify that a lot of people do not make money in network marketing, too. There can be a number of facts that contribute to that reality.

Sometimes, folks sign up as “distributors” to get access to wholesale pricing. They may never actually intend to do any real business building. These folks are simply never going to make any money because they didn’t intend to. Their lack of “financial success” gets reported as someone who didn’t make any money in network marketing.

Sometimes, folks sign up with good intentions but never follow through with actual training so they never develop the skills to really succeed. Imagine deciding you want to go in to the construction business but you don’t know anything about which tools to use for each part of the job. Without some training, you’re never going to build a house, much less a mail box! But a lot of folks approach their network marketing careers in the same way. These folks also get reported as part of the “didn’t make any money in network marketing” group.

I used to teach music lessons. Most of my students NEVER practiced. They kept showing up to their lessons with a ton of excuses about why they didn’t spend 15 minutes learning what they were paying me to teach them. We would spend the time repeating last week’s lesson material. Guess what. None of them are playing professionally. Makes me wonder why nobody says “music lessons are a scam”.

So how are these network marketing success stories getting written? How did someone go from broke to being a millionaire within a few years? How do people build their network marketing business to a level that allows them to fire their bosses?

These are the people who made up their minds that they were starting a business rather than buying a lottery ticket.

These are the people who actually showed up for training and then took ACTION to do what their real upline sponsors and leaders instructed them to do.

These are the people who experienced setbacks, disappointments, and frustrations but kept moving forward anyway.

They all thought about quitting at some point (or several points) but they also knew that the job they used to have offered virtually zero opportunity for more than a paycheck that was already too small. So they just kept pushing. They just kept learning. They just kept doing. They just kept teaching.

For these people, network marketing became profitable.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Will my regular job allow me to make as much money as I want or am I stuck at this particular income range no matter how well I perform?
  • Will my regular job allow me the possibility of building a team and being able to earn not only from my own efforts but also from the efforts of the team I build and train?
  • Will my regular job offer me the possibility of time freedom where I can vacation where I want, when I want, and for as long as I want?
  • Will my regular job allow me to take time to be with my kids, family, or friends for important (or just fun) events whenever I choose?

If you can’t answer “yes” to each of these questions, then I find myself asking, “Why wouldn’t you at least consider starting some sort of network marketing business on the side so that these options DO become available to you?”

Yes. Network Marketing Can Be Profitable. The real question is whether or not you are ready to put in the work required to succeed. It’s a journey well traveled and if you are ready, I highly recommend you get started ASAP!

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BrianRooneyAbout The Author: Brian Rooney escaped the rat race in the year 2000 by starting his own home based business. Since that time, Mr. Rooney has provided tools and training for thousands of network marketing professionals via his internet marketing services. If you are looking for a home based business for yourself, be sure to view the listings at TheOnlineAdNetwork.com.

If you are already involved with network marketing and are looking for a great way to get your offer in front of interested prospects, attend one of Mr. Rooney’s online presentation:

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Which Would You Choose? Why?

The choices we make shape our lives. Most of us go through life thinking we don’t have choices that are right in front of us. Here are things we absolutely KNOW happen:

  • Businesses Fail.
  • Companies Go Under.
  • Great Employees Get Sent Home.
  • Stock Options Disappear.
  • Retirement Benefits Get Wiped Out.

These things happen all the time. The so-called “stable job” doesn’t seem to exist any more. The days of hoping for a solid career that will last 40 years with benefits is pretty much an idea whose time has completely come and gone.

We don’t get to choose these things. They are a fact of life for all of us in this day and age. But we do have choices in how we go through our own life decisions, including our income for now and our future.

When companies fail, many employees are devastated. Events like massive corporate failures, layoffs, downsizing, etc… paint a pretty dismal picture of the financial devastation, greed, corruption, etc… that take place. And the news media will get a lot of miles out of those stories.

But there is always another side for some of those employees. Some employees actually use such events as a catalyst to create a new business or to partner up with a business.

So we have choices to make. The way I see it, our options come down to two possibilities:

Option 1: Keep running on the job hamster wheel. Understand that lay-offs, downsizing, and becoming obsolete or “over qualified” will be part of the deal. Hope you can stay on that treadmill long enough to reach a point in your life that you will no longer be able to work (forced retirement or obsolescence) and then try to figure out how to sustain life on whatever saving and retirement income you may have coming in.

Option 2: Start some sort of side project like a home based business and at least have the opportunity to set some money aside for your future, leave something for the kids, create a lifestyle that doesn’t include constant financial stress, or maybe … just maybe … create some real financial freedom for yourself and future generations.

Neither has guarantees. In my opinion, Option 2 has a possibility of success.

Which would you choose? And Why?

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BrianRooneyAbout The Author: Brian Rooney escaped the rat race in the year 2000 by starting his own home based business. Since that time, Mr. Rooney has provided tools and training for thousands of network marketing professionals via his internet marketing services. If you are looking for a home based business for yourself, be sure to view the listings at TheOnlineAdNetwork.com.

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Is College a Scam?

BrianRooneyRecently, I met a young man who had passed medical school, had reportedly done well on his MCAT, and was not able to land an internship. At this point, he is waiting tables at a restaurant and struggling to pay of a student loan of close to $500,000!

When I asked him how in the world something like that can happen, his explanation was … sobering … and then shocking.

He said, “When I graduated, I was part of a graduating class that included 45,000 candidates that all scored well enough on their MCAT’s. There were only 18,000 internships available. That means that of those 45,000 graduates, 27,000 of us had no chance at landing that much needed internship. This was in addition to the more than 20,000 candidates who had graduated the year before and were still looking for an internship!

He then went on to explain how they didn’t tell him any of this when he was applying for the student loan package.

He’s not alone. Many college graduates are now desperately searching for employment so they can make those student loan payments. They didn’t receive “full disclosure” that the actual job opportunities in their related field of study may not even exist when they graduate!

With so many people applying for, receiving, and then graduating with massive student loans and having little to no possibility of landing a job in their related field of study, I find myself asking:

Is College a Scam? What are your thoughts?

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BrianRooneyAbout The Author: Brian Rooney escaped the rat race in the year 2000 by starting his own home based business. Since that time, Mr. Rooney has provided tools and training for thousands of network marketing professionals via his internet marketing services. If you are looking for a home based business for yourself, be sure to view the listings at TheOnlineAdNetwork.com.

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Lack Of Money Is THE Reason TO Get Started!

BrianRooneyIt’s no secret that I’ve been a home based business operator for 15 years. Most folks know that about me by now. Today, I had quite a few conversations with prospects, new business partners, and business partners who have been with me for a while and I kept hearing people talk about the reason they don’t get started is that they don’t have the money.

I don’t want this to sound rude but I’m pretty sure it’s going to offend at least a few readers when I say: Lack of money is the very reason you absolutely need to get started right away!

Let’s get real for just a minute. Most of us have been working the “regular job” scene for a good while now and when you find yourself in a position that a few hundred dollars to start a real business is “too much”, it’s time to reconsider how your time is being spent! And I’m not criticizing anyone when I say that!

I started my first business in the year 2000. I had about $300 in the bank and I was married with 5 small children to feed! Believe me, when I looked at that bank statement, I didn’t see that $300 as the reason I couldn’t do it. I saw that $300 as the very reason I absolutely HAD to do something!

These days, I have people tell me things like:

“Well, it’s easy for you. You have the time to do these things.”. When I first got started, I was working multiple part-time jobs and would often work through the night so that I would spend 2-3 days at a time with no sleep, at all! Why? I knew I had to do something or my life was never going to improve!

“You don’t know what it’s like. I have a part-time job and a baby.”. When I first got started, I had multiple jobs, a wife, and 5 kids to feed!

“It’s easy for you. You know how to do this stuff.”. When I first got started, I had NO CLUE how to do all this stuff! I simply had to learn and I made up my mind that I would learn, no matter what it took!

“You have it easy. You have your own lists of people to talk to.”. When I first got started, my list had exactly 0 people in it. I started with the first one, just like everyone else does.

The bottom like for me was simply this: I knew that if I didn’t start doing something in a dramatically different way, my life wasn’t going to change. I was tired of pacing the floor at 3am, wondering if I was going to have electricity in the morning. I was tired of walking out to my driveway and seeing skid marks where my car used to be. The repo man had come while I was asleep. I was tired of stressing out over whether or not my rent was going to get paid.

And when I got tired enough of the same old junk happening, I began learning and doing things in a different way. Sometimes, the things I tried worked very well. Other times, things I tried failed miserably.

If you’re looking for a home based business, take a few minutes to review our home based business directory. You just might find the right business for you. If you’re ready to learn, you just might find the right mentor to work with.  Have the courage to step out, ask questions, and do the research. It’s happening all over the world. People are recognizing that the traditional job market isn’t creating financial freedom for folks and they are looking for something new. Find out what others are already learning and change your personal and financial future with your own home based business.

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BrianRooneyAbout The Author: Brian Rooney escaped the rat race in the year 2000 by starting his own home based business. Since that time, Mr. Rooney has provided tools and training for thousands of network marketing professionals via his internet marketing services. If you are looking for a home based business for yourself, be sure to view the listings at TheOnlineAdNetwork.com.

If you are already involved with network marketing and are looking for a great way to get your offer in front of interested prospects, attend one of Mr. Rooney’s online presentation:

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How I Fired My Bosses

BrianRooneyOver the years, I’ve shared the story with people I’m talking to about how I was able to fire my bosses. The last “real job” I had was with an amazing company, working for an incredible business woman. She taught me a lot about how to enlarge my vision,  how to sell, and how to provide very well for my family. I can say without hesitation that this woman absolutely changed my life. If I had to get a job, again, I would want to work for her.

But I remember coming home from work and having my wife say things like, “Guess what the kids did, today!” And she would tell me about a number of experiences. Some experiences were amazing firsts, like a first word, a first step, a first bite of cereal. Others were “not as fun” like when my sons gave their sister a hair cut and colored in the bald spots with a marker! (This was one of those few times, I wished I had stayed at the office!)

As a father of 5, I remember thinking to myself, “This wasn’t the deal I signed up for.” I was making a great living but I was missing the most important elements of life. I wanted to be there for my children. I wanted to experience their firsts; not just hear about them!

So my wife and I made a decision to find a way that I could work from home. I quit my job WAY too soon and found myself back in the part-time multiple jobs world. I was working multiple part-time jobs, teaching music lessons, playing gigs on the weekend … and STILL trying to learn how to build a home based business.

There were times when I wouldn’t sleep for 2-3 days in a row because I would work all day and spend the evenings learning new stuff that I hoped would help me get free in my business.

I mapped out a set of goals for myself. They basically looked like this:

1) When my income reaches $______, I will fire Boss #1.

2) When my income reaches $______, I will fire Boss #2.

3) When my income reaches $______, I will fire Boss #3.

I worked … I worked … I worked some more. When I hit that first income goal, I fired Boss #1.

I kept working. I worked some more. When I hit that second income goal, I fired Boss #2.

I continued this process until I reached the happy day of no longer having any bosses!

I will never forget the look on each boss’s face when I told them, “I have to let you go”. It was priceless, I tell you! PRICELESS!

I still work. Some days, I work a crazy amount of hours. Some days, I hardly work any hours at all. The big difference is that I LOVE what I do. I love how I get to set my own schedule. And, most of all, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that I was able to be involved in the lives of my 5 children on a daily basis!

My kids are all grown up now and they are on their own journey of being able to not have any bosses. They remember the days of watching me struggle, working like crazy, learning at night, and doing it all over again the next day. And they knew, even then, that I was working like that so that I could eventually reach a point in life where it would no longer be necessary.

There was no magic involved. There was no “miracle opportunity” or “easy button”. I had to learn and then put what I had learned in to action. I’m still learning, today!

If you’ve been looking for a way to fire your boss (or bosses), take a look through our home based business directory to see if you find something that will work for you. I can promise you this: The work you put in to creating a life you love is the most rewarding work you will ever do!

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BrianRooneyAbout The Author: Brian Rooney escaped the rat race in the year 2000 by starting his own home based business. Since that time, Mr. Rooney has provided tools and training for thousands of network marketing professionals via his internet marketing services. If you are looking for a home based business for yourself, be sure to view the listings at TheOnlineAdNetwork.com.

If you are already involved with network marketing and are looking for a great way to get your offer in front of interested prospects, attend one of Mr. Rooney’s online presentation:

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