Archive For February, 2008

No Hope in Politics

I mentioned in my last post about a guy named Rich Mullins.  I met Rich on several occasions, and while I respected Rich for 99% of everything, I couldn’t get past his words about the American government.  Well, Rich could just see further down the road than me, and while I was looking through a fog, he was seeing clearly.  I’ve now come full circle. I hate politics.  I love…

Larry Norman – The Father of Christian Rock

Back in the summer of 1984 I attended a Christian rock festival called Cornerstone.  My friend Matt and I slept in a tent for 4 days, drank a couple cases of Moutain Dew, ate a ton of peanut butter, and listened to some classic Christian groups like AD, Jerusalem, The Daniel Band, and about 30 other groups.  One individual who was there was Larry Norman.  Larry was the pioneer of…

Customer Service – Two Issues

What do you think of customer service these days?  Well, there are a couple of issues that I feel are worth mentioning. Before I go into the issues, you need to understand a definition of customer service.  This is hard… “To Serve The Customer.” The First Issue – I’m not really talking about customer service at a place like Walmart… where there is virtually zero customer service.  In fact I would…

Affiliate Marketing vs. Network Marketing???

Affiliate Marketing and Network Marketing… is there a difference?  For some people, the difference is HUGE; for some people they think it’s the same thing.  Let me give you my perspective on this.  This is not comprehensive of course, but it will give you a bird’s-eye view of things. Similarities: You earn a commision from selling someone else’s product You market to build your business and your commission check Differences: Recruiting:…

Learning My Lesson and Eating Some Humble Pie

A lot has happened since February 11th.  It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride.  Here is an exert from an email I sent to one of our customers about some of the recent changes we had made to: “Let me begin by apologizing.  We have been in business for 5 years now, and one of the things we have tried to do better than any other company was to provide good…

Roger Clemens Inspires New Word – Impenouchable

I don’t know if you’ve been following the Congressional hearings of McNamee vs. Clemens… but it is both a joke and sad at the same time. I got to thinking about this, and a new word came to my mind.  Be looking for this word in the next edition of Webster’s Dictionary. impenouchable  noun  /im-pen-uhch-a-buhl/  – a person who believes they are above reproach as to honesty, not to be held…

Learning SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Now, this may appear to be a contradiction to what I posted yesterday about joining all these other companies, like Ann Sieg or whomever.  BUT, this is not a contradiction.  It is about learning new skills to help you improve and grow your business. One of the people I trust in the world of search engine marketing is a guy named Brad Callen.  I’ve used many of his products over…

Getting Distracted

I remember when I joined my first network marketing business – Mannatech back in 1997.  I soon began to try and find help to grow my business.  That’s when I was introduced to ProStep (a now defunct leads company that had an MLM pay plan).  I was now trying to build two businesses.  I began using Aweber and realized I could make money from them too… now a third business. …