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Never a Better Time to Start Your Own Business

It’s always a good time to break free from the rat race, and to resolve to make your mark on society in a way that is totally reflective of who you are; but experts are now telling us that record numbers of people are leaving their jobs now, more confident that the economy is improving under better leadership, and fairly certain that the country won’t fall into the hands of the morally bankrupt and inept.

Take a look at this article:

So there is no better time to start your own business, or try your hand at a fun, simple and easy to master affiliate program, In the past month, we’ve actually helped two of our clients get started in a remarkably stable, growth-oriented wellness program, which allowed them to put $800 in their pocket their very first month, with just a total of twenty customers!

And after all of the television publicity, we’ve been getting calls every day from stay-at-home moms, wanting to know if we can help them start a profitable mobile spa business for about $35 a week! And when we show them how to take advantage of certain promotional programs going on right now, that will allow them to get up and running with over $450 in products and inventory for under $150, they LOVE IT!

Whatever your passion is, there has never been a better time to roll up your sleeves and pursue it!

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Posted by on October 2, 2012 in General Marketing


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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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Recruiting is not an Activity… It’s a Process

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

One of the biggest reasons so many people find the idea of recruiting and prospecting to be such a challenge is that they approach it as an “activity”, rather than understanding that it is an “outcome”.

You see, most folks think of prospecting for network marketing leads as something they actively do. They think it’s about such absurd 1980s concepts as the “three foot rule” and “making lists”. When you approach prospecting as an event or action, then the fear of being told “no” can be paralysing, and frankly results in most new consultants never really getting started.

I was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to personally work with two of the most amazing direct sales mentors in the world, during the 80s and 90s. The late Mr. Jim Rohn, and Lawrence Thompson, taught me the secrets that would translate into a six and seven-figure income for more than 18 years, allowing me to retire before I turned 40, and giving me the privilege of financially supporting a community of more than 50 Buddhist and Franciscan monks, who worked amongh the poorest of the poor, bringing meals to the homeless, and caring for the sick and dying.

And the secret they taught me was that recruiting was not an event… it is a process.

I never focus on signing someone up in my business. Yes, I said “never”. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone in my business whom I asked to join us. I just don’t ask anyone to join me, because I don’t believe in asking folks to join me. If I do my job, and cultivate sincere and meaningful, value-based relationships, I know that those who share common interests and who possess the skills and values that are necessary to work with me will ASK ME TO JOIN.

So I focus on BUILDING PEOPLE, and know that when I do that, those people will build my business.

It’s all about bringing value to the marketplace. And recognising that prospecting is a journey that is taken with everyone we meet. It’s an unhurried process, because I operate from a consciousness of abundance, and know there are literally hundreds of thousands of people right now who are LOOKING for a business like mine.

So I don’t have to bash someone else’s company. That does nothing to build-up anyone, including myself.

I don’t have to ask people to leave the companies that they might really like. If they’re not making the kind of money they need with their present business, why wouldn’t I help them turn things around with that company, while they learn about my company? Several of my personally sponsored folks are leaders with other companies, and rely on the $3200-$4800/month they make with us as a means of bankrolling their promotional campaigns with their primary businesses.

So I don’t look at people as “objects”. I don’t say, “Hmmm… She looks like she’d be good at our business,” or “Eh, he doesn’t seem like he’d be very good at this.”

I genuinely listen to their stories, and try to find out what it is they are looking for, how much time they have to devote to growing their business, and what their personal comfort zone includes.

Then I ask them if their business experience would be easier, if they knew that all they had to do was cultivate new friendships with folks, and if all they ever had to do was introduce TWO people to a product they probably already want and need, and then let me teach those two people how to do the same thing… and then I would pay them $800… over and over and over again, for doing something that simple.

Some people are ready for that right away. Others are more interested in learning how to apply the revolutionary concept of Tribal Marketing to grow their existing businesses. Either way, I meet them where they are, and do whatever I can to help them.

I don’t worry about whether they are interested in joining us. My income increases every week, whether I am actively enrolling people or not. So there is no stress… no anxiety over having to get more people right away.

And guess what else happens? My team is more relaxed. They LOVE hearing from me, and look forward to my weekly training videos, my team calls and personal follow-ups.

Some of us have even taken a week off to spend some time relaxing in the Smoky Mountains recently. Just kicking back, getting better acquainted and doing some amazing mastermind sessions.

Always remember, everyone’s process is different. Everyone is at a different place on their journey toward success. By becoming more sensitive to their needs, and by committing myself to BUILDING PEOPLE, the business will ALWAYS build itself!

“Whatever we build,” Jim Rohn would teach, “ends up building us. It’s not about what we GET… it’s about what we BECOME that matters most!”

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Know Your Job… Love Your Job

One of the first things that throws so many new direct marketing professionals for a loop, and frankly results in their becoming discouraged so quickly, is the mistaken idea that they are supposed to sponsor everyone.

Pushy, old-school MLM types are always hounding them to find out “who are you going to sponsor today?” And within a short period of time, they become discouraged, and their self-esteem may even take a hit. So no one wins.

You’re primary job is not to sponsor or sell to everyone. And it never was.

Let’s face it, not everyone will have the money right now to buy your product. Some won’t have the time to look at your product. There will be some, for whom your product isn’t even relevant to their needs and wants. And at the end of the day, there are some people who are just too stupid, lazy, or unmotivated to waste your time working with.

So what is your primary job?

Your primary job is to introduce yourself to 5-10 people every day, who are looking for a way to better their lives. It’s about establishing rapport. It’s about creating that common ground over the next 2-3 weeks that will establish a trust between the two of you, from which that person will naturally get around to asking what you do.

Your primary job is not to worry about your business making something for you, but rather to cultivate the skills every day, and to put them to work consistently, so that your business makes something OF you. When you become a success… a leader… a true entrepreneur… the money always takes care of itself!

When that becomes your focus, it’s easy to LOVE YOUR JOB. It becomes FUN to get up in the morning, slip on your sandals and shorts and sit at the computer, while you enjoy a cup of tea or bowl of cereal, and make new friends! Some of those friends will one day be part of your business… some won’t. But in the end, if you are genuine, warm, compassionate and willing to listen, they will respect and admire you, and you’ll never know who they might refer to your business down the road.

Have an amazing week!

Copyright © 2011-2012 Dr. F. Gianmichael Salvato, P.A. (Team VISION Global Consulting, S.A.) All rights reserved. No part of this article or material may be reproduced without written permission from the author. When written permission is obtained, full attribution, including this copyright must be included in any republication, broadcast or reproduction of this material. Address all inquires to: Dr. F. Gianmichael Salvato, P.A. ( 407 Holly Hall, Middletown, PA 17057 USA.


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The ABCs of Recruiting Success

This is a training email I sent out to members of the Barefoot Millionaires Dream Team, but it could just as easily be adapted for any direct sales and network marketing professional’s business. So I thought I would share it with you here.

The ABCs of Recruiting Success

Why is it that some folks qualify with their two personal sales within hours, and others don’t seem to get anything done for weeks? People constantly ask me how I was able to fill five of the six spots in my matrix by myself, and I tell them it was all a matter of learning the “ABCs of Recruiting”.


Put simply, this is a service business. We cannot offer our service (a lifetime VIP Membership in the world’s most exclusive and exciting global travel club) unless we’re talking to others. This business is about introducing new members, and at the end of the day, the person with the most new members wins. Period!

There are literally hundreds of ways to attract new members… from posting Craigslist ads, to visiting bridal shops, salons, jewelers, and networking with other small business owners. I make a commitment to myself that I will speak to at least three new people every day about this business, and then I don’t “quit” until I have those three names and phone numbers on my calendar, with a checkmark next to them, indicating that we spoke.

Activity also includes making sure that you listen to the training conference calls and the daily recruiting calls. Why? Because you will develop your own sales presentation more easily, by becoming more familiar with the sales presentation others make.  And don’t forget that nothing in our business works as FAST and efficiently for you as our iTelecentre 800# system.

You get a FREE fourteen day trial, so why not log into your back office today, click on Marketing Tools, and then click iTelecentre (and be sure to put your sponsor’s name and email address for who referred you to ensure that the downline structure remains intact, since we also use this to send messages to one another). My email, for those whom I sponsored, is Please sign up today, and start broadcasting the number in your Craigslist ads, on post cards, and on Facebook. Let the number make the presentation for you! Then you can follow-up with those who are interested.


We’d all love to have ten, twenty, fifty personally sponsored members interested in growing their business with us, right? But what most people forget is that this is not MLM! You get paid exactly the same thing if someone becomes a member, just for the membership, with no interest in the business. So always be looking for folks who go on vacation/holiday, who would enjoy the chance to stay at some world-class resorts for pennies on the dollar.

That’s how the “superstars” get qualified in their first two hours… They realise that even though not everyone is interested in a business opportunity, EVERYONE likes to save money on the things they already buy/use/need. Since 98% of the working population, and 87% of retirees already go on holiday each year, why not focus on introducing all of them to this product?

Those who are interested in making money will make themselves known! I always wrap up a new enrollment with a “consumer” by saying, “Oh, by the way, who do you know who might be interested in making an extra $800/month by helping us enroll new members, just like I did with you?”

When you do that, they realise that what you did was very easy, and could even be fun… so you can bet they’re going to say, “Well, I might be interested…” Then we check off the “become an Independent Sales Associate” button on their enrollment screen, and I tell them we’ll get them trained right away.

And training is always hands-on, so I ask them, “Now, who are the first two people you can think of, who might like this lifetime VIP membership?”


You’ve heard it said that the fortune’s in the follow-up, and that is definitely the case here. I stay in contact with every member of my team, because even the ones who get off to a slow start might one day wake up and decide, “Today, I am going to get serious!”

And it’s important to remind them that they are not in this business alone! We’re here to help them do calls, close prospects that are sitting on the fence, and answer any questions they might have.

Quite simply, there is not another business opportunity I know of where you can enroll just two members and be qualified for commissions for the rest of your life, and where a small group of just six sales translates into $800 cash. Where else can you double your money in your first month, without having to commit to autoship programs, delivering products, or doing home parties/hotel meetings?

Our company is changing the way entrepreneurs do business in the 21st century, and YOU are in the right place at the right time to take advantage of it.

I let everyone I know understand that I do not need for them to quit whatever else they may be doing. In fact, I’d rather they continue whatever other programs they might enjoy, because this is about making their lives easier, and if I can put an extra $800 in the pocket of the lady who does skincare spas, or the guy who shares personal fitness and weight-loss products with folks, then they will be able to be more successful in both businesses.

And the established entrepreneurs love this product, because it allows them to buy a membership and then GIVE AWAY FREE TRIPS to their team, as an incentive to sell more skincare, diet products, phone services, etc.

Car dealerships and high end jewelers are becoming members, so that they can offer a free lifetime membership to every person who buys a car or diamond wedding ring from them.

The possibilities are endless, and I’ve never see another program that could be built in as little as 2 hours a day. So there’s no “I don’t have time to do this business” excuse, since we have systems in place that make the presentations for them.

Everyone who knows me knows that they just need to go to: or watch the webinar at: to get an inside scoop on what we’re doing.

They also know that they can become members right away by visiting:, or they can leave me a message on my voicemail/presentation line from iTelecentre: 1.888.556.6128, if they have any questions or need help getting started.

Fun. Simple. Magical. That’s the ABCs of Success with the Barefoot Millionaires Dream Team!


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