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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. …

What Do You Do If You Don’t Like Any Canidate??

I’ve got to be honest.  This is the weakest group of presidential candidates I think I’ve ever seen.  Eight years ago I was pretty excited about seeing Bush run for president.  I’d seen how he led Texas as a governor (where I live), and I was really impressed.  I’m certainly not dissatisfied with him as our president.  I don’t think any president could have done any better over the last…

How I’d Beat The Patriots

Superbowl Sunday – always a big fan.  Haven’t missed a Superbowl since I don’t know when. I don’t like either team, but I dislike the Patriots more, so I’m cheering for the Giants to win.  Besides, if it isn’t my team in it, I’d rather see someone new win the title instead of the same ole team winning again. One thing that has suprised me is how easy other teams…

One Income Stream – Affiliate Marketing

One of the things that I did about 3 years ago was to add another stream of income into my bank account.  My first stream of income was from the leads business I had founded.  The second stream of income was my wife’s income, medical transcription.  So, I worked on adding a 3rd income stream – affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is not network marketing.  Can be similar, but definitely not…

Before Anyone Else Whines About the Cost of The War on Terrorism…

I receive the following email from a friend today.  Not the kind of stuff that the Democrats would want you to see or CNN – because it doesn’t fit into their agenda to bash President Bush.  This isn’t the kind of stuff that one administration is blamed for.  This is generations of presidential and congressional administrations passing the buck down the road until it’s out of control. I wonder how…

It’s All Mental

I was listening to an interview yesterday between Frank Kern and Gauher Chaudhry.  These are two guys who have made fortunes, 7-figure fortunes, on the Internet.  One of the comments that was mentioned in passing was “It’s hard to imagine not being able to make money on the Internet.”  They have been doing it so long, that so many of the things they do are second-nature.  If it was all…

Dallas Stars Take 2nd @ The Pinewood Derby

Just had our first ever Pinewood Derby.  We had a blast.  For almost a month, Josh and I have been working his Pinewood Derby car.  We sanded the wood with 400 grit sandpaper, polished the axles with 2000 grit paper, sanded the paint job down with 600 grit paper, and carefully placed weights within the car.  We also made a mess everywhere with adding graphite to the wheels and axles. …

My Business – From Part-Time to Full-Time

Driving home from the grocery store I saw that the new Italian pizza place was going to be closing.  I don’t think they’ve even been open two years. It’s not easy to make it past your 2nd year in business, let alone 5 or 10 years.  We are now in our 5th year in business at National-Leads.com, and so I thought I would reflect a bit on how we got…

2008 Projections for Taxes

I’m not a big fan of all the taxes.  I’m sure to pay mine so I don’t end up like Ray Gebauer.  Nothing against Ray.  I like Ray a lot, but I don’t want the IRS breathing down my neck either. One of the things I hate is having to pay my income tax, federal taxes, sales tax, tax on my utilities, phones, gas, etc.  It’s amazing when you stop…