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Taking Emotions Out of Business Decsions

Something I wrote a few moments ago over on TSU (the Social Network that Pays) – has a lot to do with the subject I want to talk to you about. Taking Emotions Out of Business.

First let me share what I had wrote, about Emotions

Emotions are natural; It’s natural to experience Emotions and there is nothing wrong with it; when we do. We have the choice to stay in an emotion, or to move on and experience another one; We can always revisit an emotion; Good or Bad; We can be Angry, Sad, but we do not have to Stay there; We can be there for a moment; for a few moments; But we can always decide to Feel something else. Without feeling bad, for having moments, where we felt bad; It’s good we got a chance to experience that emotion; Now, we know how it feels. – Al King

Business Decisions vs Emotional Decisions is a training video that was never released to the membership area of the 1mlmsystem; but it’s a topic I’ve talked about several times. It’s mentioned in a few places already and I want to link you to them, to reference back to later. You’ll find business decisions vs emotional decisions referenced on the About Us Page, for the 1mlmsystem – In the video you learn more about who we are; and are invited to take your Emotions out of Business.

Over on our Facebook for TopNetworkersGroup – We go into Great Detail on the importance of making Business Decisions; instead of Emotional Ones.

Once again, telling you that Multiple Streams of income works, when you approach it like a business person. You have to take emotions out of business decisions because, when you allow emotions to control your decisions, you fall victim to Fear.

Fear is an Emotion.

But so is Courage. They say that Courage is not the absence of fear; it’s Feeling Fear and Doing it anyway. So if courage is something you ‘feel’ and then ‘decide’ to act in spite of that feeling; it is more than just an emotion – It’s a verb. It’s an Action.

So you can feel afraid, but to act in spite of that fear, is the only way to really discover the truth. All other decisions are uninformed decisions. That’s why I’ve linked you to that post on Facebook for you to see we’ve been telling people this for quite some time now. Also I link you there because it includes some of my comments on the Closing of WakeupNow (also read, WakeupNow is Done, and we are Right Again).

It’s all just confirmation on top of confirmation – that you MUST take emotions out of business. To take it further; here are a couple of Outside sources you can trust –

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So … by now, I hope you understand how important this subject is. You Must Take Emotions out of Business, to be successful in business. I know I’ve mostly shown you what I have had to say about it but you are Welcome to look around and see what others think too. Just be sure you come back and let me know that you found out I was right.

This matters.

The vast majority of people in our society are making emotional decisions.

They join a business because they like the person in the presentation; they follow someone because of what they see; they are actually making decisions about who they will believe, according to how that person is dressed, or what ethnic background they have. People are allowing fear, and other emotions to control them.

This is all orchestrated by the people who ‘run’ our system – which you’ve heard me refer to several times, As The Matrix – Hence our special Free Your Mind Presentation –

When you KNOW you are living in a system that is designed to enslave you, you begin to look at that system a little differently. However … not everyone is ready to accept this truth.

Some people are so emotionally attached to the system, that they absolutely will fight to protect it. They will call you names for being in Network Marketing. They will tell you that you’re scammer even if you have never done anything wrong to them in their lives. They will talk bad about you to your friends and warn them to avoid your Pryamid – even if they are the bottom of a pyramid themselves …. a pyramid known as, a Job.

Emotions are often misleading. Emotions can blind you from seeing the truth.

Do yourself a favor … take Emotions Out of Business

Read more about a recent Business Decision; to improve our system – and add more value to what we bring to the industry – Official Announcement: Daily Fantasy Sports has been Added to the 1mlmsystem

Lebron James Goes Back To Cleveland : Sports and Business

The news is everywhere today and there is nonstop discussion on all social media; over The Decision part II – Lebron James Goes Back to Cleveland, truly shocking the world!

It was a Class Act from Miami Heat Owner Mickey Arison – tweeting out the following:

Shock but, appreciation and understanding for the decision that was made. As Lebron James goes back to Cleveland he is doing so in spite of the disrespectful letters and statements made by Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert. Also, let us not forget about all those fans burning Lebron James Jersey’s. However today, all of those fans are rejoicing.

The King has come back home!

Should he have chosen to go back to a team, owned by a guy who literally bashed him for all the world to hear? Should he return to a city who’s fans talked about him as if they owned his very life? I don’t mean to defend Lebron but, how many of us grew up in a city, and went ‘away’ for 4 years to college and got to experience what it is like to be away from home; only to discover how much you really wanted to be in the city where you were born?

Exactly.

Today, Lebron James goes back to Cleveland with a totally different mindset and mentality. He has experienced things; Won Championships. Lost in the Finals. Without a doubt, his return to Cleveland makes them instantly better. As his story continues to unfold, we will all continue to Witness. Primarily because he is in the spotlight, and that is what we do in this society. We watch other people pursue and live out their dreams.

While you and I watch Lebron make Millions of dollars; while we witness his Million Dollar life-changing Decisions; what lessons are we learning about our own lives?

Here at TopNetworkersGroup we are having an ongoing discussion under the theme of Sports and Business. Sports is a microcosm of life, and especially business. Even more especially sports relates to much, to the network marketing industry, which is a Team Sport. What lessons are we picking up here once again as we see examples of business decisions, over emotional ones?

We hear so often about how Sports is a Business. Professional teams have traded players for years, regardless of how much of a contribution they made to the team; or how much the fan base liked or loved them. While several people were outspoken about their displeasure of his original decision to leave the Cavaliers; few people examined it from a Business Decision point of view.

Not only is playing in Miami more profitable – Winning Championships ensures a long term career around the game of basketball. Lebron will always be talked about for the rest of his life and will make several paid appearances. He will be paid more too, because he’s a 2-time champion; and if he happens to tack on an extra ring or a few more – all of it ultimately is good for business.

Lebron James is one of our modern day athletes who’s had the benefit of watching several others make poor business decisions; It’s similar to what we talk about here at TopNetworkersGroup, when it comes to learning from the mistakes others are making; and then avoid making those mistakes. I recently heard that, a smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again; but a Wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether!

Do you want to be smart, or wise?

Silly question I suppose.

perhaps when it’s all said and done we’ll look back on Lebron’s “decisions” as smart moves; and Wise players will follow that path; and restore a bit of order to the NBA; who honestly, does have far too many owners, with ‘plantation mentality’. Rather than viewing their players as, ‘business partners’, and taking a real concern in the best for each player; often NBA teams simply use money as a Carrot of Performance; caring not what they do off the court; so long as they show up to games and perform …. OR ELSE!

… because there are plenty more where you came from …

This is sorta how Dan Gilbert talked about Lebron James.

This is how, reportedly, Donald Sterling addressed his own players; for Years.

Pieces of property; rather than, People.

Honestly this is how I’ve begun to see the MLM Industry as well. At the same time I understand the unique position companies find themselves in. If you have a top earner making $100,000 per year; you want to do all you can, to keep that top earner from endorsing ‘competition’ —

Honestly, I feel too many networkers are Unwise, in that they are not learning from the mistakes of others who’ve been doing the same mistake over and over for years now.

They’re building their network based on a company; instead of basing it around the team. Then again, how would they know any better when, most of the people ‘new people’ are meeting, are following the advice of others who are stuck; unable to promote anything but a company; which may or may not be in business 2-5 years from that point in time.

Anything can happen in our business – and especially with so many companies coming and going; we never truly know what the future holds. This is why the decision to build your network – is going to be a lightbulb business decision moment for you. Just like the decision part 2, as Lebron James goes back to Cleveland to finish out his career.

He says something similar about his decision to return home; sounds like he’d want his children to have the same experiences he had, growing up as a kid in Ohio. It sounds like he wants to live in the community he is from; and contribute to it directly; having a real pulse for what’s happening there by being there.

It’s a decision, sorta like his decision to leave; that is unlike what most people have done before; and probably goes against the grain of what most people feel he should have done. Even I questioned going back, to play for an owner that said those kinds of things; and yet, He says all is forgiven; that the two of them talked, and got over it – putting the past behind them to pursue a greater future. I think that people will always question the decisions you make, but you have to make the decision that is right for you.

What’s right for you may not be right for someone else; but if it’s right for you; then stick with your decision. He signed a contract with Miami with an option to re-evaluate the relationship in 4 years; that’s what he did. Yet another lesson; Lebron didn’t go back to Cleveland after they lost the first championship to the Mavericks; and I don’t think he is going back just because of the recent loss to the Spurs.

He gave it 4 years.

How many of you can give a business 4 years?

How many of you can go through some Losses, especially in the championship – and then come back focused with your head down, committed to the team .. in order to win TWO times – back to back?  Most of you quit in fa few days, or a few weeks; very few of you make it to the end of the year. Those are all very poor business decisions.

Too bad many of you can’t see how its turning out. However … perhaps even you can think hard about coming back home; to where you belong – With the Team…

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Business Decisions for Business People

I started TopNetworkersgroup for several reasons, but the lack of business decisions from business people had to be one of the major reasons.  The MLM industry is very interestingly diverse. The vast majority of people in MLM have no experience running a business. Most of the people making money in MLM either have experience with making business decisions or, they learned the difference.

Business Decisions are Logical Decisions. They involve math, and other calculations. A business decision is usually well thought out, planned, and orchestrated to bring about a certain result. The opposite of these logical decisions are emotional decisions.

As a business man or woman, you will learn about acquiring customers. A good teacher will instruct you on how to make a customer buy your product or service. You do it, by avoiding all of the logical reasons, and instead you focus on the emotional reasons.

I started out in business selling phone service. My phone company was cheaper. But many people have a loyalty to big name brands. So it’s not possible to approach someone to change their phone service to a company they have never heard of, even if it will save them money. People just don’t make logical decisions like that.

We live in a fantasy world, most of us, forever wishing people made logical decisions but the reality is, most people do not.  If we were a society of logical decision making people we wouldn’t have so many of the problems we have – like war, poverty, famine.

This explains it all.

You would see far more people making money in MLM, if more of the people joining MLM would simply make business decisions.But this is not what people do. People do not take math into account at all. They join a company that runs them $100/mo – and don’t have $200 of ‘disposable income’ coming in to run their $100/mo business.

I just lost 50% of the people reading now – because I used some math.

Numbers really cause emotional reactions in people – I was a math major in College. Oh how the eyes roll whenever I tell people that. 99% of the time, folks would react with saying “Math? I Hate math!”

You can’t be successful in business and hate math.

If you hate math, you need to come to a realization that hate is an emotion; Emotional decisions are the main reason the 99% are broke; the 1% make business decisions; often with no emotion. Many would argue the decisions they are making are leading us all in the wrong direction on this planet. But, they don’t seem to care.

So clearly there is a line …  having NO emotion at all can lead to some devastating results. Too much emotion does too. Once again we find ourselves where so many cultures have recommended we be at, for centuries – We need to find Balance.

We need to make Intelligent Business Moves – that’s what a Business Decision is.

A Business Decision is not ‘personal’ – but that does not mean we should not consider the relationship, and the people who are involved in our business decisions. In network marketing there is a no-no called Crossline recruiting. This is a practice that is done by weak unskilled network marketers. They will make ‘business decisions’ to grow their organizations by seeking to Poach People from other networks.

This is an example of a business decision that takes into account no care, or any consideration for others. It’s our believe that whenever possible, networks should be kept together. The relationships are what pull networks together in the first place. Building networks is what TopnetworkersGroup is and always has been about.

And we teach our members to make intelligent moves – to use a business strategy that is not going to harm; but will Help them – absolutely – over time; with consistent effort – No Hype, No Scams Here – Just the hardcore truth. You should get positioned in a network and start building your network for Free. You should start making money from building your network; positioning others. Then you should reinvest the money you make, so you can earn More money; to reinvest, to earn even More Money.

We call this, being intelligent.

Risking rent, missing a car payment, all because you believe you’re going to get rich in 90 days with a company you can barely afford, is an emotional decision.

Having a real way to show people how to get started with a low investment, make money, grow it, as they grow their organization – That’s a business decision.

It’s what we recommend, for all business people.

Take a look at a recent video from the CEO and founder of TopNetworkersGroup; talking about one of the opportunities we are now endorsing; and WHY –

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Open Letter To: Black Home Business Owners

The following post was too ‘personal’ for Facebook (where it started) and yet, was too important to limit to my private facebook wall. I decided to make this an Open Letter to the Black Home Business Owners of the world – I’ll let you read it – and I have a few more things to say below.

So, I was just told that when members of DSD unlock higher levels of training, one of the programs recommended is Ebates.

Milton Mouzon referred this program to me when we were putting together the One MLM System (in 2012) – it’s been in there since Day One.

I cannot help but find it … interesting, that when We recommended this program to our team – most of them looked at it ‘funny’ …. they rolled their eyes and acted as if the program wasn’t really ‘valuable’ ….

But, now that Roger says it’s a program people should Really consider using; Folks are treating it like it’s Gospel.

…. It’s things like that, that make you really sit back and wonder about how, cultural perceptions influence business decisions that business people make.  Truth is, most business people (those of you who just got into home business after being an EMPLOYEE for decades of your life) are actually NOT making decisions like Business People.

Business Decisions are not the same as “emotional Decisions” —-

Emotional Decisions are very much colored by the ignorant perceptions our Society lumps on us as we are born into it … the game was already in motion before we got on; and already people are telling us who we should like, who we should and should not trust; who we should follow.

I find it interesting that when people of a certain ‘hue’ talk about an idea it gets funny looks; but when a lighter ‘more accepted hue’ says word for word the same thing; it’s gospel – it’s the way.

What really gets me here …. is Black People are the ones doing this nonsense more than anyone I’ve seen; Treating their fellow man as if he is not on the same level, with that Other man.

Like I said; I can understand it when others do it; it’s society; the world still has a long way to go to rid itself of the ugly and ignorant spirit that took the world over several centuries ago; an ugly spirit that has lingered; and yet — I SEE how my own people, absolutely participate in our own Demise; through daily decisions not to Trust and/or Respect One another.

It’s pretty sad.

When I talk about bringing MLM together; making sure we’re all making money; using affordable programs to help people make money so they can get into Higher investment (higher return) opps; Folks act like it’s the most confusing shit in the world; Then a white man comes out with a ‘power lead system’ that is Saying the SAME Thing I just got done saying; and It’s VIRAL….

.. and every brotha and sista under the sun is coming to me with it …

We put Amazon in the System in 2012, and nobody wanted to take the time to learn about how to use Amazon; But “Roger” comes out with DSD … and now everyone is a Amazon Expert; buying books on Amazon; Researching and Studying that ass off….

It’s pretty interesting.

If (when) confronted all will deny.

Yet … it absolutely seems to be the case.

As I said, I understand when others do it – but it’s tough when it comes from your own people.

On the heels of the events of Trayvon Martin’s injustice, and having knowledge of several cases where injustice continues to arrive in the lives of members in the black community, I started “the Black Folder” – This is a folder in the 1mlmsystem that is entirely dedicated to those who are interested in coming together and creating a real financial revolution within the black community. This is a very tough mission to do. This is a mission that has been stopped time, and time again.

It’s the mission for which many say, Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated – Hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. discuss The Poor People’s Campaign – Much of what he says is still true to this day. This economic condition black people find themselves in is a real Emergency. The fire in the lives of black men and women has continued to burn. Thousands of black lives have been cut short, burned beyond recognition, and forgotten due to the heat of the blaze. As these fires continue to rage, the clear lack of economic power – is the very water needed to put the fire out.

And yet, Dr. Claud Anderson discusses the very misconception that we, as a community have, about what and where our financial power is. It is not in being a consumer. As a consumer, what we are really doing is making others wealthy, instead of our selves.

The saddest reality I’ve come to accept – is that black men and women are doing the same thing, in the home business industry today.

We are refusing to work with, follow, listen to or show loyalty to our fellow black men and women in business – for fear of not being accepted by non-blacks. The same forces that drive us apart in our society are doing it to us within business as well. Black men and women are divided; battling over who’s company (which we do not own) is better. We are discarding the advice of seasoned black business people, to follow the non-blacks around; who are often saying the same things as those seasoned black leaders.

It’s a very sad, and tough position we find ourselves in – as we all want the same things; but seem to be blind to the obviousness of how to Obtain it.

I remain hopeful, but am ever more realistic – that the imprint of society has so much influence over people that the Mission of the Black Folder – is a long, long ways off from being reached.

That is ok though.

It is, what it is – and it’s … Interesting, like so many things in life are – Coming together is the answer for black people in the network marketing industry. Yet, many will wait for a white person to do what we’ve been doing; and sadly many of those other systems will not be thought out for the benefit of black people; but for those who can ‘afford’ to improve their lives; or those who will miss a car payment, for hope.

The psychological murder of black people is a reality – as Dr. King discusses in the message that many will not take the time to hear. That’s just how bad it is.

Not to be the bearer of bad news – but I am here to be honest, and real.

Those blacks who’ve made it to the top of a company in the MLM industry are much like a Lebron James – controlled by corporate interests. Not wanting to go back to a life without money, they find themselves stuck – and because they do not really Trust their own people to create wealth amongst one another; they remain silent – they remain where they are; Under control – and content about it.

Their eyes have been gouged out – they cannot see that MLM is a model for Freedom; it’s a business model that frees us from corporate control. However, when our MLM ‘network’ is tied to a corporate company; that company controls the entire network; Free, but not free.

Then there is our concept; Our vision – our idea shared with the world first in 2010 – refined by our One MLM System in 2012 – YOU and I must be loyal to one another; and as we build a network based on that loyalty; we create REAL control; and real financial freedom, for ourselves.

But … I guess I need to find a white person to share that Vision – for you to hear it clearly.

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*Update – Check out Nolan Richardson in his Hall of Fame Speech talking about Teamwork, and how it absolutely makes the Dream Possible. Without a team, none of us will ever get to our goals. The better the team, the better able we are to reach our dream!