Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I wish each and everyone of you a Happy Holiday and my gift to you is the words below.
The good fruit you find in others, is also in you.
The faults you find in others, are your faults as well.
After all, to recognize something you must know it.
The possibilities you see in others, are possible for you as well.
The beauty you see around you, is your beauty.
The world around you is a reflection, a mirror showing you the person you are.
To change your world, you must change yourself.
To blame and complain will only make matters worse.
Whatever you care about, is your responsibility.
What you see in others, shows you yourself.
See the best in others, and you will be your best.
Give to others, and you give to yourself.
Appreciate beauty, and you will be beautiful.
Admire creativity, and you will be creative.
Love, and you will be loved.
Seek to understand, and you will be understood.
Listen, and your voice will be heard.
Teach, and you will learn.
Show your best face to the mirror, and you'll be happy with the face looking back at you
Sunday, November 30, 2008
How many times have you given up on the first NO ? You can't get the sale if you don't ask. It's that simple. So the next time someone says no to you don't give up. Ask yourself why they are saying no ? Listen to what reasons they give you. Then build your conversation from there. The only time you should pitch to someone is when you have a uniform on and a glove in your hand.
Friday, November 21, 2008
- Take notice of the world around you. No matter what you're doing, try to find something beautiful around you. Maybe on your way to work or school, you go over a beautiful bridge, or you get a view of the sunrise behind the city buildings. Realizing these small things can bring life and happiness even to the most boring or routine days. Be thankful for those little things.
- Focus on whatever you're doing. Even if you're just walking, or wiping the counter, or shuffling cards - how does it feel? There's probably some kind of commentary spinning through your mind, and it probably has to do with something other than what you're doing. Let those thoughts go and focus on what is (not what was, or what could be). In Buddhism, this is referred to as mindfulness. Pay attention to your senses - touch, sight, smell, sound, and taste. Pretend it's the very last time you'll ever experience whatever you're experiencing. Have you ever been so engrossed in something that it seemed like the rest of the world just disappeared? Living in the moment is about creating that state of mind at any time. Slow down, and try to savor the present.
- Smile when you wake up. You can set the tone of appreciation and awareness for the next 24 hours by simply waking up and smiling. Don't wake up with a groan and a smash of your alarm clock. There's scientific proof that the expressions that you make with your face can actually influence how you feel. In particular, true happiness is most closely tied to a Duchenne smile which involves smiling with your eyes, as well as your mouth.
- Commit random, spontaneous acts of kindness. Whether it's donating 1 dollar to a fund at the pharmacy, picking up litter, or helping victims of natural disasters, keep alert in every moment of your day for some way in which you can make the world a better place. Even the smallest thing, like complimenting someone, can bring joy It's the most spontaneous and unexpected acts of kindness that produce the greatest impact, and you can't be sensitive to those kinds of opportunities unless you're living in the moment.
- Minimize activities that dull your awareness of the moment. What are you doing that tempts your mind to run away from the present? For most people, watching television puts you in a passive state of mind, and time slips right by. Daydreaming and getting lost in a good movie or book isn't bad, but it's not living in the moment because it places your concentration on something that isn't right here, right now; it's a form of escapism. Don't zone out; zone in. Do things that are active, and that encourage you to look around and engage the world in that moment. Gardening, playing a game, knitting, and playing an instrument are all activities that lend themselves to mindfulness. So get off the computer after reading this article!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Use every letter you write
Every conversation you have
Every meeting you attend
To express your fundamental beliefs and dreams
Affirm to others the vision of the world you want
Network through thought
Network through action
Network through love
Network through the spirit
You are the centre of a network
You are the centre of the world
You are a free, immensely powerful source of life and goodness
Think night and day about it
And you will see a miracle happen: the greatness of your own life.
In a world of big powers, media and monopolies
But of four and a half billion individuals
Networking is the freedom
The new democracy
A new form of happiness.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Remember in school, when you signed up for subjects in which you were already knowledgeable? How did this make you feel? "Great! This is going to be easy."What advice did you get from your counselors? Probably, they recommended you take classes where you were weakest. What a drag!
While learning new subjects is a great idea, striving to develop weaknesses can work against you. Conventional wisdom says we should work on improving our weaknesses. This is a terrible waste of time, talent and opportunity.
Imagine what would have happened if Chopin, Einstein, Jack Nicklaus or Pavarotti had followed that advice. All these people devoted their life to developing their natural strengths. As a result, they each were tops in their field.
Highly successful entrepreneurs, as well as top scientists, artists, athletes and entertainers throughout history have achieved greatness by focusing on their areas of strength.
Everyone has a natural aptitude in something. We all have a special 'gift'. You may be especially good at working with numbers, drawing pictures, teaching children, growing plants or caring for those less fortunate than you. Your special talent may involve music, athletic ability, empathy, writing, or working with your hands.
Chances are, you don't even recognize your own aptitude. You might think that all of us can see and appreciate the subtleties of color the same as you. You may not get that some of us are not as graceful as you. You might believe that all people are able to effortlessly grow a beautiful garden.
The truth is that we are all very different. You are able to do some things better than I can. And, I can do some things better than you.
How do you discover your natural talents? First, write down a list of those things that you do that seem easy for you. These are the things that you can do that seem almost effortless. Often, the tasks that are easy for us are those where we have a special aptitude.
Next, make a list of those things you do where time just seems to fly by. When you are doing these activities, you may look up and realize that several hours have passed without you even realizing it. This is a good clue to activities where you have natural talent.
Finally, write all the activities that make you happy. These are things that make you smile. These are the tasks you would do just for yourself, with no promise of gain, just because they're fun, interesting and fulfilling.
Look through the three lists to find the common activities. These are likely to be the areas of your natural aptitude and talent. These are the areas of greatest potential for you. Imagine if you could spend most of your time developing and playing at something that makes you happy, where time flies and where it's easy for you. Wow!
Don't get caught up in the old advice to work on your weaknesses. Hire someone who is good where you are weak. Delegate tasks that you don't enjoy to others who do enjoy those things. Automate the repetitious tasks. Contract out the chores that you are not great at doing.
No matter how hard you try, it is unlikely you will ever be more than average in areas where you do not have an aptitude. Always working on your weaknesses undermines your self esteem since you will focus mostly on your deficiencies.
On the other hand, working to develop your natural talents is self rewarding and motivating, allowing you to continually realize higher and higher levels of ability, achievement and success. Invest your time and energy in being great at something. Really great. You will be happier And the recipients of your work, your customers will reward you for your excellence. What a combination; doing what you love and people pay you for it!
Focus on your strengths. Experience the immense satisfaction that comes with being superb at something.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Don't burden yourself with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may stop your progress.
You don't need to know all the answers in advance.
Just have a clear idea of the goal you want to reach.
You can only take one step at a time. Get up the courage to begin and you have the courage to succeed.
It's the job you never start that takes the longest to finish.
Go after what you want and you'll get it.
The only way to start to improve your life is to start.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Each day, the boy would wake up and run to the jar to see if the caterpillar had turned into a butterfly.
"Nothing yet today son", his dad told him. "When the caterpillar is ready, it will start breaking free."
One morning the boy ran to the jar and saw the cocoon shaking. He called for his dad and together the two of them witnessed the cocoon starting to open up. The boy could see a small wing emerge but he also saw the butterfly was shaking profusely to break through.
It seemed that although the butterfly wanted to get out of the cocoon, it was struggling.
The boy ran off and quickly returned with a small utility knife. He reached for the cocoon and sliced a hole in its side. Sure enough, this help the boy gave the butterfly allowed the small insect to break free. Strangely enough to the boy, the butterfly didn't do anything but walk around the rim of the jar.
It didn't fly. It just slowly walked around the opening of the jar and stood there looking around.
The boy was shocked and disappointed.
"Why isn't it flying, dad", the boy asked.
His dad responded, "The very strength that it would have taken for the butterfly to break out of its cocoon, is the same strength that it needed in order to spread its wings and fly."
So, the moral to the story is...
Start learning to solve your own challenges.
Don't rely on others to slice your cocoon open, because even if they do, you will not have the strength to fly on your own.
You are exactly where you are supposed to be at all times.
Even if you think you deserve more, you are getting exactly what you're skills and value dictate in the marketplace. Don't try to rush your progress or you will miss out on many of the true gifts that come with becoming successful.
Start learning to solve your own challenges.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Success is all a matter of perception. It can mean winning a gold medal at the Olympics, learning how to ride a bike, or reconciling with an ex. Of course, for many success also means earning a certain level of income or moving forward in your career.
No matter what success means to you, make sure you go for it with gusto. It has been my observation that nearly all of us set our expectations too low, usually because of fear or self-limiting beliefs. Yet, I have studied personal development literature for over 4 years now and one of the more common fears that I continue to read is to wind up on your deathbed not having at least tried for your dreams and goals.
What does it take to succeed at your dreams and goals? Success takes action, and taking good and appropriate action takes skills.
Here I have compiled a list of general skills that will help anyone get ahead in practically any field, from running a company to running a book club. As you read through this list keep in mind that anyone can develop this set of skills, and use them to go after, and achieve, their dreams.
The ability to speak clearly, persuasively, and forcefully in front of an audience -- whether an audience of one or of thousands -- is one of the most important skills anyone can develop. People who are effective speakers come across as more comfortable with themselves and more confident.
Writing well offers many of the same advantages that speaking well offers: good writers are better at selling products, ideas, and themselves than poor writers. Learning to write well involves not just mastery of grammar, but the development of the ability to organize your thoughts into a coherent form and target it to an audience in the most effective way possible.
If success depends on effective action, effective action depends on the ability to focus your attention where it is needed most, when it is needed most. Strong organizational skills, effective productivity habits, and a strong sense of discipline are needed to keep yourself on track.
Networking is not only for finding jobs or clients. In an economy dominated by ideas and innovation, networking creates the channel through which ideas flow and in which new ideas are created.
5. Critical Thinking
You are exposed to hundreds, if not thousands, of times more information on a daily basis than your great-grandparents were. Being able to evaluate that information, sort the potentially valuable from the trivial, analyze its relevance and meaning, and relate it to other information is crucial.
The bridge that leads from analysis to action is effective decision-making -- knowing what to do based on the information available. Being able to take in the scene and respond quickly and effectively is what separates the doers from the wannabes.
You don’t have to be able to integrate polynomials to be successful. However, the ability to quickly work with figures in your head, to make rough but fairly accurate estimates, and to understand things like compound interest and basic statistics gives you a big lead on most people.
Nobody can be expected to know everything. And you don’t have to know everything -- but you should be able to quickly and painlessly find out what you need to know.
Stress will not only kill you, it leads to poor decision-making, poor thinking, and poor socialization. Being able to face even the most pressing crises with your wits about you, in the most productive way, is possibly the most important thing on this list.
10. Basic Accounting
It is a simple fact in our society that money is necessary. Knowing how to track and record your expenses and income is important just to survive, let alone to thrive. It’s a shame that basic accounting isn’t a required part of the core K-12 curriculum.
Start to implement these ten easy steps in your daily life and watch the change that starts to occur. I hope this helps you find your missing puzzle piece.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Truth: Internet Marketing is a teaching & mentoring business. If you study vitamins, or long-distance switches, or the age of the monk in the white lab coat that scraped the mold off the rock on the full moon twice a year ... or ANY product or service ... you're wasting your time.
Your product is people. So study people. Find out how you can help them reach their dreams.
THEIR dreams. Not your dreams.
People join people. They don't join companies. People don't care that the president of your company is a family man and has 3 or 4 families to prove it.
Build people. People will build the business.
When you build people, your retention rate goes through the roof.
Truth: People are people - not numbers. They have goals, dreams and desires. They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,grandmothers, and grandfather's to someone that loves them. They are not a number, but real people.
If you treat them like a number, I promise you: you have NO future in Internet Marketing.
This lie teaches people to be a recruiter, not a sponsor. Recruit, recruit, recruit. Numbers, numbers, numbers. Lies, lies, lies. A recruiter never knows their personally sponsored people's "WHY." or their dreams, goals, or spouse's or children's names. It's only about numbers.
To succeed long-term, you need to become a mentor with a servant's heart. When you do, people will ask you to PLEASE sponsor them into your business. Ever wonder why you get so many "NO"s? Take a look at ...
The Stupidest Lie They ALL Tell You!
The Heavy Hitters tell you "NO" is a good thing! Go get 100 “NO’s”, they say. You're just getting closer to a "YES."
THIS baby is REALLY one of my favorites!
Isn't it the stupidest thing you ever heard? What IDIOT came up with this idea? The word "NO" has taken more good people out of this industry that any other word in the English language.
Picture this: all day long you've been flirting with your spouse. At night you take a bath, candles around the tub, soft music, perfect for romance. Some hugging, some kissing. and your spouse says "NO!"
GREAT! Just 99 more "NO"s and you'll get lucky!
And some IDIOT says NO is a good thing.
There’s an old saying you hear from time to time: the reason you have 2 ears and 1 mouth is you should LISTEN twice as much as you TALK !
Sunday, September 21, 2008
The real question is how do you sell yourself ? Well I have an easy answer for you. All you have to due is set up a couple of different social networking sites so that you may start to brand yourself instead of your product. Share your personal story and people will be able to connect with you rather then your product. This took me a while to learn but once I started selling and branding myself everything changed.
People wanted to work with me instead of my product because I had built a relationship with them instead of trying to build a relationship with a company.
Below I will give you the basic websites that I use personally to brand myself and use to build relationships with people.
Facebook is a FREE social networking site. Once you create your profile which is very easy to do you can join networks or groups as they are called organized by city,workplace, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profile to notify friends about themselves. This is a great way to meet new people from around the world. Facebook is also a great way to market yourself and sell your story. In the next following weeks I will share tips and tricks that I use and has also made my facebook profile very profitable in my business just by networking. To view what a Facebook profile looks like click on the right side where you see my Facebook link.
MySpace is another social networking site. Like Facebook you can create your profile for FREE and start to network with other like minded people from around the world. Myspace is a little different then Facebook only because you can create your profile like a personal website by adding all kinds of applications. These applications can help you in generating free traffic to websites where after you sell yourself you can begin to introduce them to your product. For an example of what a myspace profile will look like you can view my profile at www.myspace.com/progolf
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its you to send and read other peoples updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Updates are displayed on the your profile page and delivered to other people who have signed up to receive them. Now I am sure you are asking what is the point of this, I didn't get it at first either. Once I set my profile up I looked for my mentors and started to follow them. In following them I was able to get updates on what they were doing. Now these people are all very successful Internet Marketers sometimes for the people that are following them they send out special links to websites that very few people know about. Twitter also allows others to follow you which means you can send out links to websites of your own or just " tweet " about what you are currently doing. Here is a link to my twitter profile http://twitter.com/NickDelPozo
Blogger was created by Google and allows you to create a FREE blog. Actually this is what I am personally using right now. I use Blogger for a number of reasons. Blogger is FREE and also very simple to use especially for someone who is brand new to Internet marketing. This website you are reading this on is a blog that I have created with Blogger.
There are many other sites and tools you can use to start to brand yourself on the Internet. I wanted this to be a easy way to get started and didn't want to overwhelm you. These are the very basics and by far the easiest to set up quickly so that you can start to network. If you need help setting your sites up or if you have any questions feel free to send me an email and I will help you......... SELL YOU !
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Who is Nick Del Pozo and why the hell am I on his blog. In most cases this is because we have been in contact with each other either via the phone or via email.
First and foremost I want you to know that I shoot straight from the hip I will tell you how it is and I will not waste your time or mine with a bunch of bullshit. If we have spoken on the phone then you already know this. If this bothers you in the least then there is a red box in the right corner of this page click on it and I wish you the best of luck.
My name is Nick Del Pozo. I am twenty nine years old and I currently live in Los Angeles, California. I have been in the online direct sales industry for five years. I have failed and I have the scars to prove it.
I am so sick of people not being honest in this industry that I have decided to create this blog. I am not in this business for the money believe it or not I am in it for the people. Money comes and goes but people will always be there and if you can help someone achieve their personal goals then there is no amount of money that can be compared to that feeling of helping and watching that person accomplish it.
This blog will be 100% generic training. I would be lying to you if I said I do not have a primary online business that I work with but I will never mention them on this blog. I wanted to create something where I can help people learn about the tools that have helped me become successful. Along my path I have met and had some wonderful mentors I will also introduce you to them and that's what I hope to become for some of you. If I wouldn't of had their help and their coaching I would of given up long ago. They gave to me and now it is my turn to give back.
There is no ONE company or ONE magic product that is going to make you successful in this industry. Company's and their products come and go along with there never before seen founding members Pre - Launch comp plans.
People make this industry and if you help people learn how to actually market themselves and not there company then you will see success in this industry.
People don't join company's or products they JOIN YOU !
If you have any questions feel free to send me an email at Nick@NickDelPozo.com
I am here to help you and dedicated to your success.