Business in a Box

May 16, 2011- Business in a BoxTHE KIDS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST

Surprise, surprise: Thanks to a high unemployment rate for new grads, many of those with diplomas fresh off the press are making a return to Mom and Dad’s place. In fact, according to a poll conducted by consulting firm http://www.twentysomething.com/index.html Twentysomething Inc.,
some 85% of graduates will soon remember what Mom’s cooking tastes like.

Times are undeniably tough. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLA7jay7shk
Reports have placed the unemployment rate for the under-25 group as high as 54%. Many of these unemployed graduates are choosing to go into higher education in an attempt to wait out the job market, while others are going anywhere and doing anything for work. Meanwhile, moving back home helps with expenses and paying off student loans.

The outlook isn’t sunshine and roses: Rick Raymond, of the College Parents of America, notes, “Graduates are not the first to be hired when the job markets begins to improve. We’re seeing shocking numbers of people with undergraduates degrees who can’t get work.”

Guess moving back home isn’t limited to philosophy majors anymore.

It’s time for us to recommend an alternative to spending more money on “higher” education and/or moving in with Mom and Dad. What if a student were to go to our “university” and learn the business of Network Marketing for 4 years? They would “graduate” with a passive, residual income that would most likely exceed what their graduating peers are making in the job market. Thus, giving them a level of freedom unmatched in the traditional business world. They would get to learn real life business skills and strategies. Strategies not from theorists, but from real, business professionals that have built five and six-figure monthly incomes.

BUSINESS IN A BOX

In the 80’s, long before the internet and the cell phone, I decided I wanted to build a business that would allow me the freedom to work from anywhere. Network Marketing was the only business I could find that truly gave me that freedom. With a laptop computer, a wifi internet connection and a smart phone, a person can run our business from anywhere in the world. Back in the “old days”, by getting some people started and having a product that offered true residual income, you could design a level of freedom into your life. But the old model of being chained to a desk or a payphone created some limitations.

I just saw an ad for a Dell Laptop Computer for sale for $344 in Skymall Magazine. Our SendOutCards business costs under $500 to start and a Smartphone is under $300 with a contract. So, for just over $1,000 and less than $200 a month for cards, gifts and cell/internet service, anyone can now start and run a business on a shoestring. It has the potential to generate an income that most Corporate Executives only dream of. But the greatest thing of all, is the freedom and lifestyle that our business can provide.

Imagine sitting by the pool at a 5 star resort on the ocean in the Caribbean. Your computer grabs the wifi from the Hotel Lobby and as you relax under your Beach Umbrella sipping your favorite cool drink. You are sending cards and DVD’s to people that you care about all over the world. You log into your Skype and call someone that you met last week at a conference in Las Vegas and as you’re hanging out at the resort, you show them how to send a card and make money with this amazing program. I’ve done this multiple times since I joined SOC. My business came in a box 6 years ago and today it spans the globe.

SendOutCards offers the ultimate freedom. No products to purchase or stock to deliver. Our product is ordered over the internet and delivered through the mail.There is no shortage of people hungry for an opportunity. We communicate through emails, cell phones, Facebook, Twitter and Skype. We have boundless possibilities for growth. AND we work from anywhere we choose.

I actually sent over 100 cards and sponsored 2 reps on my last cruise without “working” in the traditional sense. Most of my conversations were in the hot tub out at sea and at the cafe onboard.

If you get it and others around you don’t, that’s okay. Keep sharing, in time they will. It’s too good to go unnoticed. There are a few million people in our profession today that didn’t see it 10 and 20 years ago.

Last week I took the lead from Jim Packard and wrote out 50 things I want to do in the next 10 years. I’ve done this a few times over my lifetime, but it was definitely time for me to update this list. First Jim suggested I write out 10 accomplishments from the past 10 years and then the list of 50. I was having a “rough” morning… (I know, it’s all relative). :) I was feeling very overwhelmed. I looked at the list for a few seconds and it brought me back down. Once you have clearly identified your “Why”, you’ll be better able to navigate the days when it just feels like you are spinning your wheels.

Here’s my list of 10 accomplishments and 25 of my 50 dreams for the next 10 years.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

1. Published Beach Money
2. 100 Dips
3. $100,000/mo + for 3 years
4. Private Jet Travel
5. Built a lifestyle around travel
6. Kiva ongoing charitable strategy
7. Became an industry leader
8. Met Steven Tyler
9. 4 dream residences and Luxury automobiles
10. Did it a second time!

DREAMS FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS:

1. Front Row Life
2. Carnival Rio De Janeiro
3. Smoke a Cigar in Cuba
4. Purchase a share in a private jet
5. $1 million per month
6. $50 million in cash
7. Hang Glide in Brazil
8. Beach Money Prospecting Book
9. Grand Canyon Train Ride
10. Alaskan Cruise
11. Space Flight
12. Meet my perfect woman and life partner
13. Bentley Convertible
14. Visit Vietnam and Cambodia
15. Round the World by Private Jet
16. $1 million loan fund through Kiva
17. Become friends with Steven Tyler
18. Meet Richard Branson
19. Take a Sailing Adventure
20 Be Vibrantly healthy and physically fit
21. Remodel Jerome Home
22. Visit Dubai
23. Build SOC Globally
24. Invent something that becomes a sensation
25. Beach Money Clothing Label

HOW TO BE ON VACATION EVERY DAY:
1. Have a DREAM and always expand it
2. Get HUNGRY
3. Send Out positives every day
4. Align yourself with a vehicle that will pay you now and in the future, for work that you do now.
5. Work on your personal growth daily
6. Shift your mindset to be on vacation every day (start with an hour and go from there, but mentally be on vacation every day)7. Leverage your personal and technological resources.

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