Social Media … Love it or Leave it ! – Part 22

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Hello … Many of us are still suffering the withdraws of the Fourth of July weekend that passed. We celebrated our Freedom and love for the country and with today’s post I wanna extend that love. One other thing I love about America is your right and entitlement to an opinion. When I first started Psycho Babble’s Blog is was mainly just that ! A place where I can freely state my opinions on things.

But now it’s become my blog where I blog about my Journey in becoming a Business owner, Entrepreneur, and more importantly an IBO in the Amway business. I am not going to go into details about that since I’ve been doing that since Day 1 that I started blogging about my business. So if you wanna read into detail go back to Day 1 and read up til now.

Anyways today’s post is about Social Media … you know Facebook, Twiiter, SnapChat, etc. In this business some people think of Social Media like Facebook as time wasters and something you should avoid. They actually advise you to delete your Facebook accounts and any Social Media accounts because they will deter you from your main focus and again waste your time.

I deeply disagree with that fact or statement ! I honestly believe that Social Media is an important tool to your business growth. The world has over 3+ billion people living in it ! If you avoid Social Media what are your chances of ever encountering anybody who lives outside your circle (i.e City or State of Residence) ? Of course other than vacation travelers and just travelers visiting. But even then if you shared this business opportunity with them how will you remain in contact without a Social Media account ? #1 thing people will ask is do you have a Facebook or SnapChat ? I know you can just communicate by email but to me that’s not a very personal relationship method.

To me using Social Media like Facebook helps you with business growth ! There are so many around the globe who have dreams but unsure how to obtain them or people who have heard about the Amway business but never knew who to get in contact with to learn more. Amway is such a vast company stretching over 100 countries. How awesome would it be if your Amway team isn’t just regional but global ??? You don’t just have downlines in nearby cities or in the same state but you have prospects/downlines all over the globe !!

I have made a few friends and shared this business opportunity with a few strangers now friends whom I met through Social Media like Facebook and Instagram. i would never imagine making any friends in London or UK or Japan or Thailand without the use of Social Media. So I completely disagree when people our team state that Social Media is a time waster and should be avoided to stay on track with your business goals.

I think by using Social media you can gain wide growth in your business and business team. I would love for my team to not just be California based but also branches out to other countries like the UK, Japan, Australia, etc. They won’t be directly mentored by me but they will be registered as my team and I think that is awesome and Social Media is the greatest way to meet people from all over the globe. So I say keep using the Social Media sites to help stretch your business beyond your dreams !!

Patience Young Sapling – Part 21

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I have always been told that I am sorta the Metaphoric sage because I’m really good with creating Metaphors that really resonate and help people understand a situation a lot clearer. Some see it as a gift and some see it as pure wisdom beyond my years. But I thought about a metaphor that really resonated with myself as I was trying to explain to my Best Friend about my business.

So many people are just so negative about my company and the business. A Million Nos to 6 Yes is pretty much what most in the business want you to understand. Hearing No is never easy as rejection in itself is not easy nor pain-free. It hurts to be rejected and hear someone say No. I admit to you that I have cried many times over someone who has rejected and said No. I am not a strong person when it comes to rejections.

But maybe after I post this metaphor that I had created for myself people will realize and change their insights about this business and company. #1 thing I constantly hear is that it’s a pyramid/pyramid scheme. I’m sorry but it’s not that at all. It’s a tree rather than a pyramid ! (¬ ⌂ ¬) A tree ? Yes, I said a tree ! Let me explain what I mean by this business and company is a tree. Below is a image of a chart showing the Life cycle of a Tree …

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When you plant a tree you start with the foundation which is the soil. You cultivate it and prepare it, ensuring that the soil is healthy, nutrient-rich, and the right consistency to sustain the life of a tree. This part is generally the beginning of your business process … as know as your learning process. You learn about the business and cultivate your mind and mindset so that it can sustain the Life and journey you are about to embark as an Entrepreneur/Business owner.

Now after the foundation is set you begin to plant your tree. Not everyone really starts growing a tree from a seed like in the image but think of your process that way. So you set the foundation and planted your seed. It takes quite a long time before you see any growth. Maybe 1-2 yrs you’ll start to see a sprout … 2-4 yrs. a sapling … 5-10 yrs. a small tree … 15+ yrs. a full grown tree.

Ok, so you’re thinking what does this have to do with the idea that this company and business is a Pyramid/Pyramid Scheme ? Well, if you really knew what was a Pyramid/Pyramid Scheme you’d know it means the higher ranked or tip of the pyramid makes the most money than the bottom of the pyramid and any money made in the entire pyramid goes to the tip of the pyramid.

That is not at all how this business and company works !! Hopefully this post will change peoples views and they will begin to see the truth and dissolve the false representations of what they thought they knew. Amway is not a Pyramid or Pyramid Scheme but rather it is a Arboretum. Many foundations are created and then a tree is planted. The tree is the base of what many think is pyramid.

In a tree you got the base and it’s many branches. In this metaphor I’ll be using fruit trees. So a fruit tree in all it’s glory provides of course it’s delicious fruit like the Apple, Cherry, Peach, etc. But in order to produce those fruit it starts with the foundation. A tree that has been planted in a healthy – nutrient *positive* soil foundation will have strong roots that run deep. A tree on the other hand that was planted on a poor foundation will had shallow roots and in a storm probably fall over.

The branches of a tree have many smaller branches that branch out from the larger branch which is part of the main tree. Some branches produce more fruit, some may not produce as many but have many leaves and healthy growth, then there are branches with no leaves, produce no fruit, just barren but alive. If you are a farmer and you are harvesting the fruit on the trees. The branches that producing the most amount of fruit is praised and brings joy. But the tree itself is not really acknowledged much. It’s branches are the ones that are bringing more joy.

So this company and business is just that. So many trees that have fruitful branches but the main tree *tip of the pyramid* get’s it’s share of praise by fertilizing the foundation that started it all and water to continue it’s healthy growth but the branches are the ones that get the most praise and joy by it’s fruits that it produces. You gotta till the soil and cultivate your foundation before you can grow a fruitful tree. But most importantly you need to have a lot of patience as trees don’t grow overnight. It takes years to grow a tree and branch out into something that will blossom and provide fruit.

If you wanna cultivate your future tree … Click this link and start your own foundation and grow along with the many trees in the fruitful Amway Arboretum.

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Can’t spell Business without You – Part 20

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Well, as of next month “April” my husband and I would celebrate our 1 yr. anniversary since starting this business. It has not been an easy year I can tell you that. But looking back I realized that the 1st year of the business is not about growth, not about making client base, not about making any profits … but more so it’s about YOU !!

In this business they always talk about the 2 to 5 yr. plan notice it says 2 to 5 yrs. not 1 to 5 yrs. Having almost reached the 1 yr. mark I look back and realize that in the 1st year what it important is focusing on yourself. Unless you have previous business experiences or skills going from a nobody to a business owner requires a lot of changes in you as a person.

So I believe that the first year you start you should focus solely on yourself. Make changes in your weakness, strengthen your strengths, change your negatives into positive, and most importantly improve your mindset. In the beginning you’ll attend seminars where they always talk about having the right mindset.

I believe the first year of business should focus mainly on yourself and who you are as a person. I know even though I am nearing the one year mark I as myself still has a lot to learn and change. People skills is one thing I’d like to change and overcome. Shyness is another. Also negative mindset similar to the image above ↑ of I can’t, I won’t, It’s Impossible, etc. Mainly lack of faith in themselves and self-confidence.

We have made much growth since starting this business but we aren’t giving up nor quitting. I believe that first we must gain growth personally before we can gain growth business wise. I am excited to start off the 2nd yr. and hopefully in the 2nd year there will be growth and change in not just the business but personally as well and the business will begin to prosper.

Using the proper terminology … (Ŭ-Ŭ) Word. – Part 19

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Words ! Without a doubt words are very important. Especially the proper words in order to perceive information properly. This business is a BIG on words ! The way you phrase something depends deeply on how well your business will succeed. In this business you are required to speak to a lot of people and wording is a important part of conveying what you are trying to sell or express.

Many people in this business are explaining that this is a business of earning Financial Freedom and living your dreams. But to me that verbiage isn’t correct or proper. This business is more of an investment. The payout that comes from this investment is a lot greater than any 401k or Mutual fund or any other investment out there. The more you put in … the more you get out.

Part of this business is to attend meetings and functions to keep you trained, coached, and motivated. WRONG !! You don’t attend meetings … they proper word is Seminars and they aren’t functions but Conventions. The definition of meeting is … an assembly of people, especially the members of a society or committee, for discussion or entertainment.

We are not there for entertainment or discussion but we attend to learn. And when you attend something to learn it is called a Seminar. The definition of Seminary is … a conference or other meeting for discussion or training. Meetings are generally small like a group of 10-15 people these business meetings seminars often consist of over 100 people sometimes more depending on the location.

Now annually we have 4 major events functions to attend. I don’t like to call them Events. The definition of event is … a thing that happens, especially one of importance. Yes, these events are important but I really don’t think that is the proper verbiage for it. As I explained above the proper term is Convention. The definition of Convention is … a large meeting of people who come to a place for usually several days to talk about their shared work or other interests or to make decisions as a group.

If you’ve ever attended a convention in this business … They are HUGE !! Thousands if not MAX Capacity Arenas and Convention centers are filled to the brim with people. Anyways the whole purpose of this blog post is to just explain that using the proper terminology, phrases, and verbiage is a key towards success in this business. If what you are saying or trying to convey is not perceived correctly it’s your loss.

Make sure you’re using the proper words that entice and are perceived correctly in your favor of success. Say don’t spray it as you climb up to the summit. Make it happen but use the right words.

Round xXx … FIGHT !! – Part 18

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As I look back on the blogging of Business Endeavor which started back in 2016 I come to realize I haven’t progressed much as I wanted but I do acknowledge that it’s been a rough struggle and continues to be. I know in my previous post a few posts back I exhibited my weakness and wanting to relinquish my dreams and give up !!

But when you’re in a business like I am and seen that dreams can be achieved, experienced with your own eyes the changes it has made to peoples lives, met the people whom were in the same spot that I am today, and know each and every one of the successors in this business went through the same things I am going through and just continued on even if they wanted to quit … it just motivates you even more to NEVER GIVE UP !!

Dreams are something that we should never give up on and forget. They’re something that we must cherish and pin to our internal Pinterest board “Brain and Heart”. I believe part of our sole destiny on this Earth is to continue to chisel away and sculpt our Dreams into reality. It may not happen overnight and it may not happen tomorrow or in the year few years. But as long as you persist and continue to pursue it … it will happen when it happens !! And Life will be changed forever !!

If you’re in the US most of you are probably down on the fact that you were not the PowerBall winner. $1.3 Billion dollars is a lot of money to fill into your piggy banks and I can imagine the many dream bubbles that were floating above peoples heads as they dream up what they’d do with $1.3 Billion dollars. Congrats to the lucky *newly* Millionaire in Chino Hills who won the $1.3 Billion.

But don’t let that burst your dream bubble ! You can still achieve that dream !! You have the choice to sigh and return to your 9 to 5 or work at making that dream bubble a reality and I know this business opportunity is one that can help you achieve it !! You just need try it, have persistence, and think of it as an investment making you one step closer to achieving your dreams.

It all depends on how badly you want it !! The more you want it … the quicker your dreams will take fold. But it’s not easy ! Hoo boy is that the truth ! We’ve hit a bit of a stale point where we’re not showing or doing any progress but the time will come. This business is like farming to a point. The farmer has sowed the seeds and it will take months even years before he sees any progress and able to harvest any fruits of his labor. But farmers tend to the sown seeds everyday doing the best they can and hoping that their hard work and persistence will pay off.

So for me it’s been almost a year since the farmer “Upline – Sponsor” has sown the seeds and we have been diligently and patiently working towards the day we can see progress and with persistence waiting for the day we can harvest the fruits of our labor. Do you want to see change in 2016 ? Wish that dream bubble that the Powerball create could come to reality ? Well, give us a chance and invest in your future the right way.

Check out our website … http://www.FreedomEnterprise4u.wwdb.biz and when you’re ready to take that step towards building your dream … Let us know. #WeAreDreamBuilders

Put on a BandAid and Keep on – Part 17

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I know in my last post I said that I was giving up on this dream and throwing in the towel as our business endeavor had left me banged up and bruised in all areas. But I have put on my bandaids, healed all up, and ready to continue the trek. Growing up when I fell down and hurt myself my Mom would slap a bandaid on the wounds, dust me off, and I was back on the playground.

So now as a grow adult I am going to keep that gesture alive ! I have put on my bandaids, dusted myself off, and I am back on the playing grounds. Doing this business isn’t easy and you’ll meet people who aren’t really supportive all the way to the people who are supposed to be the most supportive and give you guidance.

I have to honest I do not know where we stand with our mentor/coach/upline and if we mean anything to them at all. But I know people who have gone this business endeavor alone without any mentor/coach/upline guidance. We have pretty much learned the basics and it’s pretty much up to you to step up on the rungs of the ladder and climb on up.

Just gotta take it one step at a time and you will slip but just keep on climbing. The prize at the top of the ladder, the view from the top mountain peak, the light at the end of the tunnel will and can be achieved but it is not an easy journey.

A *new* year is set to unveil and begin ! As the *NEW* 2016 year starts I am hoping for it to become a prosperous one with better success and a smoother endeavor in this business. The easy way is to quit and submit to the working world til you’re 6 ft under. But my dreams and my husband’s dreams aren’t something we want to just give up on.

Especially me ! I have been carrying my dreams for 33 yrs. hoping to see them come to fruit and I have fallen many times in my 33 yrs. of Life but have always gotten right back up. I will not give up now !! It’s not easy to convince people and help them see their dreams are worth pursuing but I am not going to give up reaching out and giving people the opportunity to build their dreams. #I-AM-A-DREAMBUILDER

Reliquishing Dreams – Part 16 “The End”

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Well, it has been awhile since I last posted about my business endeavor and that is mainly bcuz there has been no activity since my last post. This is most likely be my last post regarding my journey in the Amway business. As my husband and I are deciding to call it quits. We’re not quitting for negative reasons regarding Amway.

At least only a tiny bit of it has to do with Amway. Our main issue is with our uplines. I am going to go into more detail that usual as prior I withheld and tried not to disclose too much but I felt since we’re going to resign as IBOs and relinquish our dreams I might as well just give you the full on. Both the good and bads, the memories made, friendships made, and my entire experience as an IBO with Amway.

Be it I have only been in the business just under a year but it just isn’t for us. I posted a post awhile back talking about the Power of Association and how whom your associate with makes a BIG impact on how your business with Amway succeeds. Well, you need an association with wealthy people who are willing to give up their Name brand Shampoo at the local store to buying a Amway brand through you. Be it the quality of the Shampoo through Amway is a lot better than your usual brand but the price is just too steep for some to afford.

That is one of the reasons we are resigning as Amway IBOs. We have ZerO clients buying from us aside from my occasional purchase from my Mom or BFF. But they don’t really have money to purchase a large amount of stuff either. In order to make money you need a high amount of clients all purchasing a pretty pennies worth of stuff from you. It doesn’t 100% have to be that way if you can get 100 people buying just one product it’ll work too but we don’t know 100 people and the people we associate with aren’t wealthy enough to buy not even the cheapest item Amway offers.
It’s really a business based on profits and due to their tarnished past and many people with false beliefs that Amway is a pyramid, A Scam, A MLM, A this or that and avoid it like the plague it’s really difficult to recruit people into it. Everyone … and I mean EVERYONE seems to know about the Amway business and their outlook on it is often times negative. We found most of the time people LOVED the products but not the company. Some just were negative all around both product and company.

But the most important part of the Amway business is your support system and part of that support system has to do with your Mentors, Coaches, and Uplines. You need genuine caring, supportive, honest, and true hearted people as your Mentor, Coaches, and Uplines or your business will struggle and/or flop.

I don’t really want to disclose the truth about how I feel about my Mentor, Coaches, and Uplines but since we going to resign it really doesn’t matter or be of any worth holding it back. I know my upline reads my blog and maybe it will help him realize, change, and learn to better his mentoring/coaching for future prospects whom he recruits or it can just make him avoid recruiting anymore people who are like us and unable to afford the constant product purchasing, the function costs, the high monthly fees, etc.

So here goes … so my honest truth and opinion regarding my Mentor, Coach, and Uplines are that they are money hungry and only care about their profits and income growth. They only focus on those who are making them money or have potential in making them money/putting them in a worthy rank. They don’t bother talking to or coaching those who are struggling or not making any progress. Bcuz those people will not get them any closer to gaining a bond with the wealthy people of Amway.

Their words are often empty vapors like steam that disappears with the wind. When you turn to them for coaching or got a question or confide in them their words of advice I can feel don’t come from the heart but rather come from their wallets. Some things my Mentor has said that really resonated with me that I disliked was this … “If you want to be my friend you gotta earn my friendship. You got work for it first” Another one was “Don’t make me waste my time and money coming here to talk to you if you’re not going to move in your business”. Doesn’t sound all that friendly or supportive does it ? If you ask me sounds snoody and egotistical.

If I were able to get a lot of people recruited into my business that together we all reached a rank I know I would be an excellent Mentor/Coach bcuz if you know me personally you’d know I have a heart the size of the entire universe and I am the type of person that will give you my last penny and give you the last loaf of bread in my bread box or the clothes off my back for you. For some I would even give up my Life for them.

I CARE ABOUT YOU !! I don’t care about the profit margins, money you’ll be making me, or the worthy rank. Nor do I care about rubbing elbows with the Amways wealthy. You are sheer delusional if you think that the wealthy people of Amway will become your friends and invite you into their homes bcuz you reached a high rank. They’re ordinary people ! You think if you became wealthy or a famous celebrity that Mark Zuckerberg will wanna be your friend and invite you over to his backyard BBQ or that the richest person in the world will start emailing you and say Well, Hello fellow millionaire. Let us sit down and drinking million dollar tea together.

Again the Power of Association comes up again bcuz the Mentors and Coaches of Amway mainly urge you to drop your friends and gain *new* ones. Ones who are wealthy, One who have dreams and moving to accomplish them, One who have the mentality like you. So they want you to give up your BFF you knew since Kindergarten bcuz he/she is not rich or a entrepreneur. Stop associating with your closest friends and find yourself snoody, wealthy, country club friends who just care about their wealth.

This is one of the many reasons I gave up on Amway long before my husband himself decided to. I have many close friends and I love them for who they are and would not drop them just bcuz they aren’t a specific Status that Amway sets for friends. MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING !! So many celebrities have all the money in the world but most don’t have a true friend who cares about them as a person and not by their celebrity status or wealth. Many eventually become unhappy with their lives and feel alone turning to drugs, alcohol, and other negative habits all bcuz their association is only with like-minded people.

So before this post becomes a Harry Potter book I just have to say that Amway system needs to change a few things to adjust itself towards the less wealthy IBOs, lower their product prices to something that is a wee higher than retail store products, and drop the high monthly fees and make them one annual fee which includes everything like attending seminars free without admission fees, your voicemail service, etc. for a annual fee instead of a high monthly.

But most importantly fellow IBOs whom might be reading this … Please, care and be compassionate about the people you recruited “downlines”. It’s not all about the money ! You might gain a long-term friendship or help someone out of a unfortunate situation to a fortunate situation. People these days are just so afraid to give. I mean if I were an Upline with a good amount of client base and making decent income I would not be afraid to give my downline some money to help them along with their business or life.

But another negative is Amway has rules against that. “No tampering with other peoples money”. So again if they can’t succeed just leave them and keep walking. Honestly the Amway business is like the Oregon Trail game. We’re all on Wagons heading towards a destination and if one grows ill, broke a bone, or whatever rather than helping them the leader suggest you just leave them to die in the desert and move on. Thin the weak and feed the strong ! NOT COOL !!

So long Amway it was an interesting and in some points inspiring and motivating journey but every journey has to end some where and this journey has reached it’s DEAD END and there’s NO U-Turn. Farewell and I wish my Mentor, Coach, Uplines all the best and hope they reach their dreams and remember to remain humble in their wealth.