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Prosperity: The Choice Is Yours
July 10, 2003

How Many Network Marketers Does It Take.....
To Change A Light Bulb?
By: Dave Cole

* The Internet Marketer:

First I'll buy 10,000 leads and load them in my autoresponder.

Then who ever comes out the bottom, I'll teach to load 20,000 names in to their autoresponder and who comes out the bottom of them, we'll teach to load 30,000 names in to their autoresponder......hopefully someone on the 10th level down will get around to actually changing the dang bulb.

* The Professional Course Buyer:

Sure, I'd love to change the bulb. I can do it! But first,
I'll need to buy the latest book from my favorite guru on how to do it, then purchase 32 e-books of worthless value, just to have them laying on my Hard Drive (someday I may actually read them.....), then I've got to search the Internet for the best free information on changing light bulbs and buy a 16 CD ROM course on the subject, and I've got to get subscriptions to all the light bulb changing magazines......

After I study for a couple of years, I can then go out with confidence and get the job done.

* The Cold Caller

Hey, I can change that bulb, no problem. But first I'd
better do a search and find the best leads out there. Then I'm going to buy a couple of "guaranteed opt in lists" that have people on them that have specifically answered an ad for my light bulb changing opportunity.

Then I'll sort through the lists and delete the ones I
don't think will make it, and then well, next week I'll
actually have 10 minutes to get around to really calling
those leads.....and for sure, i'm going to find that one right person who is going to make me $10,000 a week changing the light bulbs for me!

* The Conference Call Junkie

Hey, no problem, I'll get that bulb changed. But I'd
better wait until after next Tuesday's conference call
that will show me how to hold that bulb in just the right way to get the most out of the experience.

* The "I'm Getting Ready" to Change The Bulb Guy

It's on my "to do" list. Right up there at the top.
It will get done. But first, let's see, I'd better re-arrange
my desk so I won't be distracted, and next I'd better
take out the trash, and next I'd better sharpen my pencil, and next I'd better get ready to get ready to get ready to change that bulb......

But hey, it's on my list.......

* The Loser

You want me to do what?

You've got to be kidding, and you actually mean I have
to spend a dollar to buy the bulb first, man you're nuts if
you think I'm going to really change a light bulb.

I got into this cause "they said" I wouldn't have to do anything or spend anything....they'd do all the work for me!

* The I Need To Make Money Now Guy

Hey, this sounds great! They told me I could make
$20,000 changing light bulbs.
Where do I start.

Hey, what do you mean I've got to send out a thousand
post cards a month and call all these responses and
pay for ads in newspapers and call all the responses and
....what? You mean I actually have to spend the money
for those ads myself?????

Doesn't the company pay for all these ads?

And what???? You mean it might take 4 to 5 years
of doing that every month???????

What are you Nuts? I can't do that. I need to make
money NOW.
Hmmmmm, where's that lottery card I had laying around here?

* The Reason Why Not Guy

Hey this sounds exciting, making money changing
light bulbs.

But, what would my spouse say?
But, that would actually take an hour of my time.....
But, I've got to go bowling with the guys tonight....
But, my favorite TV show is on!
But, well, sure I want to make money, but I don't
have the extra $25 bucks to join.

But, the guy down where I work, his best friend's great
uncle tried that and he didn't have any success so it
probably wouldn't work for me either.

But, this isn't like Amway isn't it?
But, this is a pyramid thingy.....
But, I couldn't talk to my friends and relatives about

But, I don't have the time
But, I don't know enough people

* The Triple, Double Diamond Pearl

Done! Give me 144 cases more to change, I've got the time and energy and ambition to do it now. I'll also get a couple hundred more cases for all the active distributors in my downline and have them changed by the end of the week.


"The difference between a successful person and
   others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of
       knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."

                  ~ Vince Lombardi ~


Now Is The Only Time You Have

"The more you see yourself as needing anything, the less you are able to enjoy it. So let go of the need and allow the enjoyment to happen. Do you need to go to work today, or do you enjoy the opportunity to create value and to make a difference?

It all depends on how you look at it. See your effort strictly as a need, and it takes on the quality of a burden. See the effort as a choice, a pleasure, a privilege, and you raise it to a whole new level of effectiveness.

Do you see yourself as needing a certain level of income, or status, or wealth, or power before you can be happy?

Let go of the need, let go of the conditions you’ve imposed upon your happiness, and allow the opportunity to begin.

The more you can allow yourself to enjoy, the more there will be to enjoy. Enjoy the simple as well as the profound, the plain as well as the beautiful, the calm as well as the exciting.

Life’s richness comes not from how much you have, but from how little you need. Let go of the need to need so
much, and let more enjoyment into every moment.

Life always has its problems, but is that any reason to stop living it as fully as you possibly can? Things are never perfect, but is that any reason to be less than the best you can be?

Life is calling you today, calling you to live its richness. What are you waiting for? Now is a moment that's like no other.
Sure, it has its challenges and problems, yet it also has so very much more.

Even when the troubles cause you despair and dismay, keep in mind what is really going on. Life is simply calling you, calling you to make it better. And that's something you know full well that you can do.

Ralph Marston


"I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station,
who did not do better work and put forth greater effort
under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism."

                  ~ Charles M Schwab ~


My kids love going to the Web, and they keep
track of their passwords by writing them on
Post-it notes. I noticed their Disney password
was "MickeyMinnieGoofyPluto," and asked why
it was so long.

"Because," my son explained, "they say it has to have
at least four characters."


Have a Laugh On Us.....

The young couple invited their aged pastor for Sunday dinner.

While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the
minister asked their son what they were having. "Goat,"
the little boy replied.

"Goat?" replied the startled man of the cloth, "Are you sure about that?"

"Yep," said the youngster. "I heard Pa say to Ma, 'Might as well have the old goat for dinner today as any other day.'"


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