I hate to say, “I told you so,” but…

I’m writing this particularly for the eleven folks who invited me to look at their “amazing opportunity” within the past two months, to express my condolences, as news hit the presses today that (as I predicted four weeks ago on my radio program) Zeek Rewards closed its doors, having scammed everyone as much as possible, before drawing the attention of the Feds.

Regarding the Zeek Rewards scam, all I can say is that it’s both disgusting and disgraceful, but that is how these types of programs operate.

Because I know that so many of you invested a tremendous amount of money and effort into this Zeek Rewards scam, and despite your not being willing to trust a pioneer in the field of online marketing and technology, when I told each of you that this was NOT the wave of the future, (it was the wave of future back in 1995-1997, when the first fifty or so online auction companies were getting started), I am in the middle of negotiating a very special program that will make it possible for even those in the most difficult of financial situations to be able to get started with us in GTN Vacations.

The one-time, lifetime membership in GTN Vacations is still $398, with no monthly fees, no websites to pay for, no renewals or other hidden (company fattening) costs, has been making industry history. For most of our team, right now, that means $800/month, although two folks are now doing that every 2-3 weeks.

For those who would prefer, they can still get started right away, for $398, without the finance option, you can, of course get started right away.

For the past three years, we’ve been in business worldwide, and continue to have a spotless reputation within the travel industry. We now represent more than 2 million resort, hotel, condo and timeshare properties, nearly every global hotel and cruise line in 47 countries, and every major airline in the world.

So this isn’t like some cockamamie “auction” deal… or those “travel scams” that promise to make you a travel agent, with the promise of a (counterfeit) IATA travel agent’s ID card.  It’s a legitimate lifetime business, with no monthly fees, low, easy-to-accomplish qualifications, and one of the most generous performance bonuses in the industry.

Now, I won’t deny that there was some satisfaction in knowing that I called it right on Zeek Rewards, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t profoundly sadden me to know that the eleven of you and your families have been taken to the cleaners (again for many of you). It’s just my sincere hope that you will have had enough trying to reinvent the wheel, and make the decision to follow the smart money.

I’d LOVE to have you on my team, and will do all I can to help you WIN with GTN.

I expect the financing option to be in place for our team exclusively by Monday or Tuesday of next week.


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Who Else Can’t Stand Typical Network Marketers?

I am neither impressed by, nor approve of the methods of “typical MLMers”. In fact, it’s fair to say that I find them to be among the most unprofessional, annoying, pushy and self-absorbed jackasses on the planet.

If I have to “hammer the phones” 12-15 hours a day, making “cold calls” or calling the people who hung up on my 800#… there’s something intrinsically flawed with my company, my product or my presentation.

Professional entrepreneurs understand that growing a STABLE business, that will produce six and seven figure returns, is ONLY possible when your focus and intentionality are BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS & CULTIVATING PRIMARY GREATNESS.

Self-interest, making a quick buck, or hounding your people to “get out there and sell” are the strategies of the kinds of people who populate the world’s binary, Ponzi, and urinary comp plan schemes … You know, the kinds of companies that like to make outrageous claims… slam the folks in by moving them from one failing company to the next “great deal”… and then broker backroom deals for the “top players”, without the majority of folks ever making more than $50-$200 a month tops.

I am not interested in competing with every vitamin, nutrition, and miracle juice drink company out there. I am not interested in competing with the cosmetic counter at the local department stores, or my local grocery store. I will not compete with my local utilities companies, or sacrifice my integrity, by offering people the “amazing opportunity” to pay absurd prices for technologies like video chat, video email, SMS messaging and other things that are already available for free for over a decade now!

I understand that in order for a compensation plan to generate residual income, the easiest way to do that is to ensure consistent monthly orders. However, I will only do business with companies that recognise that the professional model for distributor compensation must allow the minimum personal volume requirements to be fulfilled by cultivating retail clients/customers, not restricted to personal use, autoship orders or mandatory inventory. In fact, I will not do business with a company that encourages independent consultants to carry inventory, because this is the 21st century, and that is an outdated approach to ecommerce.

I do not need to do three-way calls, and ambush my prospective business partners with pushy, obnoxious and self-interested sales people. Expressions like “the three-foot rule”, “FRANK Lists”, “BAMFLAM”, “home parties” and “hotel meetings” have NO PLACE in my business and marketing strategy, and are best left to the carnies and snake-oil salesmen, who have given MLM the reputation it now has (and deserves!).

My product and opportunity are strong enough to stand on their own. If I make a thorough, ethical and solution-oriented presentation, and provide the prospect with easy access to me and anyone else they may need to speak with in their due diligence process, I will cultivate lasting partnerships.

When you have the right business, the right product, and the right compensation model, you can leave network marketing and 1980s MLM/Direct Sales behind you, and emerge as a leader in the movement we call “Entrepreneurial Dialogue 2.0”.


– Dr. F. Gianmichael Salvato
Barefoot Millionaires Dream Team
ph: 202.297.3223

(thanks to our pal, and true pioneer in the field, Art Jonak for the “urinary plan” giggle!)


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MLM’s Dirty Little Secret–The Truth About Autoship “Opportunities”

Recently, my dear friend and respected leader in the direct sales industry, RS Mallory, posted an insightful look at what she and I refer to as “MLM’s Dirty Little Secret“.

Now it’s no secret that I created a remarkable income for myself, as a top income earner with several health and nutrition companies, beginning in 1981. And yes, I was able to grow a seven-figure income with two of those companies, based on a $100/month autoship requirement, which was part of their compensation plan.

When I retired and walked away from the network marketing arena, it wasn’t because I no longer cared about health and nutrition. It was because there were serious economic factors, international regulation concerns, and the simple fact that the Internet has begun to make traditional network marketing obsolete. I am still every bit as passionate about health and nutrition, and still very committed to helping people eliminate unhealthy habits and patterns in their lives. But I am also a business person, who pays careful attention to what’s happening in the marketplace.

And right now, it’s clear that people are struggling month-after-month, to maintain their company’s autoship requirements, just with the hope that one day, they’ll “finally make it” in network marketing.  They’re maxing out their credit cards. They’re stressing over how they’re going to justify that expense to their loved ones, when there just isn’t anything to show for it. They’re tired of trying to keep up a “positive appearance” about their company, when they are not experiencing the kind of “great income” they were originally promised.

And slowly-but-surely, more and more of them are saying, “We’ve had enough!”

And that, my friends, is what brought me out of retirement, just a few short months ago…

I was tired of seeing so many of my friends, and folks with whom I had worked for decades in other programs, beginning to lose everything, because the marketplace was changing. Some countries were moving toward banning nutritional products, other companies, involved in the personal care and mobile spa business, were crippling their consultants by limiting the countries in which they could do business, while forcing them to compete with commercial brands that are beginning to do the same things their products do for pennies on the dollar. And others were just plain tired of jumping from program to program, struggling to rebuild what they’ve lost.

So here’s my question for you…

Are you willing to give up your $150-$300/month autoship, in order to begin earning $800 or more every week?

Imagine, if you would, what it would be like to start your own business in a field that has been virtually untouched by the direct sales industry, for a one-time, affordable and straightforward cost, which amounts to around $1.11 per day. No monthly order requirements. No autoships or website hosting fees to pay. No inventory or deliveries. And if all you needed to do was to plug into a proven system, work hand-in-hand with a team of personal mentors, who’ve already begun to earn the kind of money you’ve always dreamed of making, and let the prospects contact YOU, instead of you having to chase them down… Wouldn’t THAT be a refreshing change?

What if all you had to do, in order to qualify for commissions for LIFE, was to simply introduce two new members? And if teaching them to do the same thing would result in $800 cash being direct deposited to your account. Yep… Just six people in your organisation and you’ll earn $800, but that’s not the best part!

Our revolutionary 2-by-2 Follow-Me Matrix is a REcycler program, which makes it possible to leverage the growth of your team, so that every time six sales are made in one of your 2×2 matrices, you earn ANOTHER $800, again and again and again.

Serious wealthbuilders really get excited when they see that in addition to this “instant money”, we offer an INFINITY CODING BONUS, and one of the best Matching Bonus programs the industry has ever seen. Make just THREE personal sales, and you will begin earning $50, not only on every person you personally sponsor from there on out (starting with your fourth sale), but on the first three they sponsor, and the first three those people sponsor, and so on to INFINITY. No limitations or restrictions. REAL INFINITY MONEY, week after week!

And because we know that nothing creates momentum more than relationship marketing, we’re committed to coaching our team members every step of the way, to learn NEW WAYS TO GROW THEIR BUSINESS, including the use of content syndication, social media marketing, and value-add proposals.

We’re doing business in over 220 countries worldwide, debt-free, and pay commissions WEEKLY via direct deposit. Over the past three years, the company has earned such an amazing reputation, that we now have vendors coming to us and asking us to be part of our incredible VIP Lifetime Travel Program.

Think about that! And while we’re talking about the product, let me ask you another question…

Wouldn’t it be reasonable to say that almost every person in North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Pac Rim, probably knows or could find just TWO PEOPLE who go on holiday/vacation each year?

Of course it would! The fact is that most of us could find several DOZEN people who do so. Right?

And do you think those people would be interested in finding out how they could take those vacations for 50%-75% savings? You bet!

And if we told them we could show them how to take that vacation with an extra $800 in their pockets, just by sharing this with two people they know, who are just like them, don’t you think they’d get pretty darned excited?

No doubt!

And that’s exactly what we’re doing…

The video below will explain in further detail, exactly why we’re so excited. Watch it, and then give us a call if you’re interested in learning more. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have, and walk you through the process of how we’ve been able to help the average person get started with us and earn $800 in their first week to ten days.


When you have a moment, why not settle in and enjoy this brief 8-10 minute toll-free call: 1.888.556.6128 (if you’re outside the U.S., no worries, you can listen online at:

Call me with ANY questions you have. You can reach me at my home office 202.297.3223, any time Tuesday through Friday (11 AM until 7 PM). I’ll be happy to chat with you, answer your questions and help you determine whether GIVING UP your monthly autoship of $150-$300 to GAIN $800 a week (or more) would be beneficial to YOUR health AND your bank account!!

Let’s talk soon!




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Three Keys to Achieving Greater Network Marketing Success

You’ve seen the websites promising to reveal the “secrets” to success, but if you’ve taken the time to look at what 98% of those so-called “experts” offer, you’ve likely discovered that the only “secret” is that most of those folks have no clue about network marketing strategies or effective online marketing.

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of the typical network marketer or MLM-mentality that sadly is taught by 99% of the major network marketing companies today.

I don’t like that personality type, and don’t do business with people who are obnoxious, pushy, self-interested megalomaniacs, because I know that they are the reason this industry will have to dramatically change or die. They’re the one’s who turn every business they touch into a marketing scheme or scam.

My commitment is to provide entrepreneurs with a way to achieve greater success, in less time. And we’ve been fortunate to create a 90-day success system, which doesn’t require aspiring or existing entrepreneurs to “change loyalties”, abandon a company whose products they might genuinely like, or which forces them to stop doing anything that might already be working for them.

In short, I decided it was time to approach this industry the same way I’ve approached my work as a philanthropist and spiritual teacher: by keeping the good, and offering better solutions to replace the things that no longer work the way they should.

There are three important keys to immediately increasing your income and success, month-after-month:

KEY ONE: Sort… don’t sell.

Realising that not everyone is “wired” for success, and even fewer people are serious enough about achieving success to be willing to actually devote 30-90 minutes a day toward achieving it, we need to move out of the typical MLM mode, where we try to “recruit” everyone into our business.

Lead lists might provide you with hundreds, even thousands of names and email addresses… but 98.5% of those people will never be serious enough about success to actually pay attention and work for it. And timing may not be right for the remaining 1.5%.

So instead of “selling”, we “sort”. We start by finding out what it is they are looking for, and what they are comfortable doing in order to achieve it. We let folks know what we can offer them, and let those who are serious come to US, instead of chasing THEM.

You see, I know that I’ve created a system that realistically allows people I work with to increase their actual income by an average of $800/month in their first four to six weeks… without inventory, without signing up for autoship products, without hotel meetings, and without paying for new websites, recruiting systems, etc.

I also know that it takes 30-90 minutes a day to develop that kind of income, because I did it, and 85% of the people on my team have done so. And for those who want to develop an additional $800/week or more, it requires a commitment of 10-15  hours per week, and 90-days of focused effort to “get ‘er done”.

So when someone is serious enough about wanting to succeed, the first thing I tell them to do is to put their wallet away, because I don’t want or need their money. What I am interested in is helping them succeed… and they’ll do that by taking action, not by spending money.

In fact, I’ll give any entrepreneur who asks, access to over four and a half hours of high quality video and audio training materials from some of the top names in the industry, over a ninety-day period of time. And that information will do two things: it will help them immediately begin to profit, and it will sort out the ones who are serious from the tire-kickers and whiners.

KEY TWO: Build Depth.

Unfortunately, it’s a little difficult to address this issue, without sounding like I am bashing certain companies’ compensation plans… which is not my intention. It’s a fact that some compensation plans are weaker than others, and don’t always provide the proper incentive for networkers to support their downline team.

But compensation plans can change. What matters is that a professional networker learn to discipline themselves to shift their focus from some of the nonsense that is passed off as “traditional wisdom”, and focus on strategies that work.

Chief among those ideas is understanding that duplication is the key to your success. We teach our team members to focus on developing a team of just FOUR serious entrepreneurs, and then focus their efforts on helping those five to do the same thing. And it works.

But the really incredible thing about our system, is we teach people how to do something I’ve never seen done in this industry. If they will simply focus on identifying and partnering with just TWO people, and allow me to coach and mentor those two people to do the same thing, we can very quickly put $800 in their pockets within their first 7-10 days in the business. And it works every single time!

Starting with just two to four aspiring wealthbuilders, I grew my organisation to 358,000 men and women, in under 18 months with my previous company. And we did that without sponsoring any “teams” from other companies. All we did was teach a simple, fun and duplicable system.

I would ask aspiring networkers:

“If I could show you a way to increase your income by $800 to $1200 in the next couple weeks, without inventory, expensive start-up kits, hotel meetings, or making a list of friends, family, etc., do you think you could find just TWO other people who would LOVE to learn how to increase their income by the same $800-$1200 in the next few weeks as well?”

If they say yes, we roll up our sleeves and get started… and then I focus immediately on helping them to do the same thing. As a result, they actually end up earning closer to $1600 in their first month, but our focus remains on helping EVERYONE to make that extra $800 in two or three weeks, first.

KEY THREE: Customers or Associates? Stay focused.

Too often, I encounter people who are so emotionally invested in their company’s products that they are ruining their businesses.

I know that sounds a little strange, but when you become emotionally attached to a product, especially to the point that you begin believing all the hype about it, and imagine that it is the “best” whatever, you are setting yourself up for failure.

Very few entrepreneurs got into the business because they love a particular product. They got into the business because they want to increase their income. So they choose network marketing as the VEHICLE for their wealthbuilding, and the product is the FUEL used to power that particular vehicle.

Don’t get emotional about a product. Recognise that your business will grow in direct proportion to the number of customers and associates you bring to the table, but that in most cases, you’ll prosper faster, by having a stronger team of associates. For that reason, we consciously look for associates, who will also be customers.

For example, my primary company offers the first product of its kind, in the service industry, and one which 98% of adults in the 220 countries in which we do business, already want, use or need. But of equal importance, we offer a product that they would buy whether or not there was an income opportunity attached, because it’s priced very reasonably, and offers unparalleled value in the marketplace. So I look for people who are not only dedicated to bettering themselves, but those who share my interest in empowering individuals to create better lives for themselves in everything they do. By doing this, the people who become part of my team are people with whom I not only work in business, but enjoy relaxing with when we take weekend retreats to some of the most incredible resort locations around the world, just to get better acquainted, and to have the chance to mastermind.

At one such weekend, recently, I was with some friends who work in the mobile spa industry, and for that weekend, I focused everything we did on helping them to develop a better strategy for recruiting, training, and developing a stronger, more successful team. We enjoyed a few nice dinners out, and I came along at the end of the weekend as a guest at one of their training sessions. My consultants and business partners would tell you that becoming involved in my mentoring system was the best move they ever made, because I shared with them the possibility that real entrepreneurs are not threatened by other companies, other opportunities and other businesses, but instead, find new and innovative ways to support the owners and consultants from those companies, to help them do better and make this industry a better place to do business.

The longevity of any business is dependent on “lifelong customers”. So I am constantly cultivating relationships with people I believe will benefit from my product. Some of them will become my customers, but even those who don’t will become my friends… and friends always happily refer new business to their friends.

Put these strategies to the test! And if you’re seriously interested in success, just drop by and subscribe to my free personal mentoring and training series and we will begin the process of cultivating a new, mutually respectful and beneficial business relationship, which will likely end up likewise becoming another valued friendship!

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Bringing Integrity Back to Your Game

My mentors always told me that it was critically important to give back. The ancient script says, “To whom much is given, much shall be expected.”

Because I am fortunate to be recognised as a leader and top-performer in our industry, I receive dozens of invitations every week to join discussion groups on social networks, such as FaceBook, GooglePlus and others. Unless I see that the objective of a particular group is nothing more than an attempt by the group’s moderator to to pitch their particular program, downline builder or some other self-serving attempt, I will usually accept the invitation, and on occasion, contribute an article or idea that I think might be helpful.

It disappoints me to see so many marketers, however, joining the groups and misusing them for spam. Attempts to pretend some poorly-written eBook or ineffective downline builder website is of any use to other members of the group, diminish the value and participation in those discussion groups. Similarly, it’s astounding how many network marketers spend hours each week, inviting anyone who has “network marketing” or “MLM” in their interests/profile to join their contacts list, then litter their comment areas (such as FaceBook’s “Wall”) with more spam, stupid eBook offers, and links to every ineffective, hairbrained, “get-rich-quick” scheme under the sun.

I recall flying from Los Angeles to Venezuela with my mentor Jim Rohn, for a month-long Presidents’ Team recruiting blitz, back in the days when I was with Herbalife. Sitting across the aisle from me, we were talking about the differences in our approach to building our business from some of the more typical MLM’ers of that time. Mr. Rohn told me that at a young age, his father instilled in him the principle of always doing more than you are paid for, as an investment in your future.

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Recruiting is not an Activity… It’s a Process

Why is it that so many marketing professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs in the direct sales field have such a difficult time recruiting?


Why is it that so many marketing professionals in the direct sales field have such a difficult time recruiting?