Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’

Network Marketing #10 No-No – We will Build It For You!

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Just sit back and I will build you a multimillion dollar business!

network marketing: global trends

NETWORK MARKETING AS WELFARE

We have reached the number 10 pet peeve I believe most people have with network marketing. I began this rant more than 10 weeks ago with my first post, People Don’t Dislike Network Marketing, They Dislike Network Marketers.

In that post I outlined 10 behaviours I believe need to be changed for network marketing to undergo the revolution I know will occur when we discover the potential this economic model has to lead business into the future. For the ten weeks following that initial post, I have expanded on each of those 10 behaviors. (click for a complete listing to all posts on this subject).

IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A BUSINESS THAT PAYS YOU FOR NOT DOING ANY WORK?

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What Happens AFTER The Canary In The CoalMine Dies?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Rognvaldson Spinning Wheel

corporate mindshift: management

ICELAND 3 MONTHS LATER

This tiny island of  fewer than 300,000 people was the sacrificial canary in the coalmine for the global economic collapse just 3 short months ago. The Icelandic economy, laden with overseas debt of more than 10 times GDP, was the first to collapse in what will most likely be a global domino effect from the credit fallout, despite huge bailouts.

SO WHAT IS A GUY GOING TO DO?

You have lost your life savings, your job and possibly, your home…what comes next?

This story is near to my heart because of my Icelandic roots…and my grandfathers story.

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Chocolate With Intention

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Food for Body and Spirit

law of attraction: responsibility

CAN WE BREATHE INTENTION INTO THE FOOD WE EAT?

Across all spiritual groups, there is a ritual of reflecting with gratitude upon the food we are about to eat. It may be the actual reciting of a grace, or just a moment of quiet reflection to add spiritual energy to the food that is about to nourish our bodies.

There are scientific groups in academic institutions like Princeton, Harvard, and Max Plank Institute who are currently studying the power of intention. Much  research is also being conducted by the Institute of Noetic Sciences, along with Lynne McTaggart from London, England, author of The Field.

Now, a great supporter of the Intention research, Jim Walsh, has an exciting new product, Intentional Chocolate, a food to nourish both body and spirit.

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Another Home Grown Solution in Grande Prairie Alberta

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Residential wind turbines
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enlightened orgs: inspiration

ALBERTA’S WINDIEST CITY

That seemingly constant, gusting wind I cursed when I lived in Grande Prairie, Alberta, had a different look and feel for Drennen and Jamie Hallett. It was the whiff of opportunity.

The Hallett’s, owners of Golden Sheep Power, officially opened their doors for business in Grande Prairie on February 1, 2009. They will be the first company in Alberta to offer home-owners a chance to get off the grid by using home-based wind turbines and solar panels.

A NEW WIND IS BLOWING

Their timing could not be better. The provincial government just passed regulations to allow for micro-generation in Alberta. And the City of Grande Prairie, a city that has seen explosive growth in the past 5 years due to oil and gas exploration, has shown its openness to explore other sources of energy by allowing the Halletts to set up a pilot project to demonstrate and test the home-based units.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PILOT IS SUCCESSFUL?

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Network Marketing No-No # 6 – Evading the Comp Plan

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

MLM comp plan
comparisons

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network marketing: global trends

THE COMP PLAN IS SO GOOD – I CAN’T LEAVE IT WITH YOU!

Today I want to talk about network marketing pay plans, what works, what does not, what is legal, what is not; and how you can save yourself a lot of grief by telling the difference.

This is the 6th post in a series of articles on behaviours in network marketing I think need to stop immediately for the industry to attain the level of professionalism it deserves. This series of articles began with a post titled “People Don’t Dislike Network Marketing, They Dislike Network Marketers.”

SHARING THE PLAN – OPENLY AND HONESTLY

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Poop – Planet – Prosperity

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Highmark Renewable “natural” gas
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enlightened orgs: inspiration

A NEW BLACK GOLD

In the debt-free province of Alberta, where the black gold that first gushed from the ground in the 1950’s, has resulted in a Heritage Trust fund worth of billions of dollars being set aside for a “rainy day” – getting anyone to think about alternative energy sources is not an easy sell. But two framers from the tiny farming community of Vegreville have risen to the challenge.

Their innovation to create Biogas from cattle manure seems a perfect fit for a province that has ranching as it second largest industry. It is also timely for a province aware of the implications of the depleting sources of non-renewable oil and gas, and the challenges of a reliance on an industry with a Boom/Bust economic cycle.

“Inventing a new technology is a pure Alberta story… a great example that building a knowledge economy can happen on the farm, not just in ivory towers” – Evan Chapko, CEO, Highmark Renewables (Edmonton Journal, 02/08/09)

FROM POOP TO PROFIT…Alberta’s new Black Gold…

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Ode For Intelligent Optimists

Monday, January 19th, 2009

enlightened organizations: global trends: inspiration: best practices

Ode Magazine
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THINGS AT ODE-TRULY POETIC

Ode (from the Ancient Greek) is a form of stately and elaborate lyrical verse[Wikipedia]. Ode magazine is included in our list of Enlightened Organizations for its commitment and success in lyrically focusing on what there is to celebrate in the world!

This month Ode magazine honors the heroes whom they call Intelligent Optimists:

“Intelligent Optimists, individuals who aren’t famous yet but should be because of the work they’re doing to bring positive change to their communities, their countries and the world. That’s how we got 25 reasons to be optimistic in these challenging times.”

AND THE 25 WINNERS ARE….

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Corporate Mindshift Is A Consciousness Tipping Point

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

enlightened organizations: global trends: inspiration

“The Aura of the Lake”
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CONSCIOUSNESS TIPPING POINT

Since the US Presidential election, I have been contemplating that moment in history when your country exercised their Free Will and made a statement for change by choosing Barak Obama as President-elect.

Many people have since focused on the shattering of the ethnic glass ceiling as the most significant outcome of this election. But, I think, there is something else, more profound, and of greater global significance, that happened. To use Malcolm Gladwells term, I think the historic implication of this event is that we hit the “tipping point” on Consciousness.

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Tammy Love Truly Lives Her Name Through Her Business

Monday, December 29th, 2008

enlightened organizations: global trends: inspiration

Tammy Love brings joy
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TOTAL TRUST IN THE CUSTOMER

Can you imagine a shopping experience where the owner tells you to touch everything, ask lots of questions, take your time, have a tea or coffee, and ring up your own purchases! Well, on one of my most unique shopping experiences, I heard all of that.

Hand Works is an eclectic array of mostly local artisan items displayed in a beautiful century home in the tiny village of Bloomfield, Prince Edward County, Ontario. The trip to Bloomfield is, of itself, well worth the experience-just to meet Tammy.

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The TAO OF Conscious Business Slide 3

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

enlightened organizations: global trends: inspiration

Conscious Business-3
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FROM “TAKERS” TO “GIVERS” – SLIDE 3

Whether you currently have a business, anticipate starting a business, or want to invest in a business; we believe this model will help you pick the winners!

Abundance, Inter-connectivity and Consciousness are the main characteristics of the emerging economy. Today, I present the third of our trio of slides explaining our TAO of Conscious Business(tm). You can use the links below to review Slides 1 and 2.

Click to review Slide 1
Click to review Slide 2

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Steps Count – Ahead Of The Crowd

Monday, December 15th, 2008


Staff at Steps Count
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Enlightened Organizations: inspiration

REDEFINING THE COMPANY

Steps Count www.stepscount.com is a small Ontario company with huge inspiration. I have chosen them as the first company I want to profile as an exemplary Enlightened Organization. Located in an office building basement, off the main street in Deep River, Ontario, a little town 2 hours north of Ottawa, it is nothing like any basement office you have been in!

AN INSPIRED ENVIRONMENT

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Network Marketing – A Model For Future Business?

Thursday, December 11th, 2008


Emerging Opportunities
Kingston, Ontario

Network Marketing

WHAT IS NETWORK MARKETING?

Our Thursday blogs are dedicated to a discussion of the network marketing industry, what it is, and what it may offer as a model for the future economy. We welcome comments and debate!

Network marketing is a six decade old industry which, in terms of the life of an industry, makes it not much more mature than a teenager – and like most teenagers – it is incredibly misunderstood. It is a model we want to pay a great deal of attention to because we think it has a great deal to offer for emerging marketing methods.

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3 Business Success Rules To Avoid Becoming Roadkill

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
UPDATE 12/4/08: I’m excited to announce that beginning Monday, December 8, Judy will share her insights here as we begin a daily dialog on Enlightened Organizations.


David & Rebecca VanAmburg,

Judy & Jim Berg

Enlightened Organizations: Ethics

LOST YOUR FIELD OF VISION?

Jim and Judy Berg of British Columbia have become dear friends of ours over the past few years. They began as clients, and became business partners.

The Bergs have continuously traveled the world for many years in their businesses. This week, Judy flew across Canada to give a presentation that merged her most recent book with our theme on Enlightened Organizations.

She ran again into something we find all too common these days – the wanna-be business marketing gurus with fast pitches and high prices, who leave carnage in their wake. It’s called field of vision – or depth. And some people talk about it but don’t have much depth.

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