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You Can Get What You Want Just By Asking For It

Could it possibly be that simple? Read on and be amazed…

Sometimes in order to get what you want or need in life (both personally and professionally), you need to be wiling to ask for it.

It sounds like a simple concept, but few people ask for what they really want.

It sounds like a simple concept, but few people ask for what they really want. Instead they hope or expect others (spouse, friends, boss, colleagues, etc.) to already know what’s on their mind. Not only can these unrealistic expectations lead to disappointment and frustration, but they can also result in anger and unsatisfying relationships.

Here are a few tips to help you get what you want by learning how to ask:

  • Create a clear-cut goal of what you want. Avoid vague concepts. For example, perhaps you want more help from your spouse—ask them to be in charge of cooking meals  two nights a week. After all, if you aren’t sure of exactly what will make you happy, how will anyone else know?
  • Don’t be afraid of how others will react when you ask. Many people hold back from asking because they anticipate a negative response. If something is important to you and the request is reasonable, just ask. It’s unfair to assume you’ll receive a negative response.
  • Get an outside perspective by asking someone you trust who’s unaffected by the issue for advice on how to approach your request. An outside view can help you articulate why the request is important to you.
  • Think  through your approach and ensure it’s portrayed in an inoffense manner that explains the feelings behind your request. Use “I” statements instead of “you“.
  • Avoid indirect comments and the belief that you shouldn’t have to ask.

Passive tactics will actually decrease your chances of getting what you really want. Instead you could wind up feeling upset and bitter, wondering why the other person can’t read your mind.

While it can be difficult to ask for certain things, life becomes a lot easier once you accept that the people in your life are often willing to help but aren’t mind readers.

Who knew it could be so easy?

The Ink Well’s monthly bulletin featured the ideas above and if you ever have printing or publishing needs, check them out . You won’t be disapppointed. www.inkwellchicago.com

Wise words to wind up this weeks posting.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
Thomas Jefferson

and then from my favorite sage Ben Franklin:

  • A smile’s  an inexpensive way to change your looks.
  • Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.
  • One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.
  • It’s better to be optimistic and a fool than be pessimistic and right.

Regular readers of my blog are aware of my book HOW TO BECOME A MAIL ORDER MILLIONAIRE and how it’s helped many to realize their dream of owning their own business but if you are new to this site, and are interested in starting a business of your own, here’s a brief rundown of what it contains.

You’ll learn:

How To Get Started
How To Find Great Products
How to Make Your Business Profitable Right From The Start
How To Price Your Business Or Service For Biggest Profits
Secrets Of Creating Winning Mail Order Ads
14 Sure Fire Check Off Lists That Guarantee Huge Profits

and in this newly revised edition…Complete Up-To-Date Information On How To Use The Internet To Super Charge Your Mail Order Business

The book is sold on a 100% Guarantee of Satisfaction or Your Money Back!

It’s available from Amazon at its published price of $39.95 plus s&h or you can save $10 and order it direct from the publisher for only $29.95 and shipping is FREE. Send check or money order along with your name and address to: SUPERIOR PRESS 333 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1032, Chicago, IL 60601.

Think Positive: Seven Easy Ways To Improve A Bad Day!

Had a lousy morning?   Things looking grim?

Not to worry. The rest of your day need not be a disaster. It can in fact become one of your best, providing you take these simple steps:

  1. Remember that the past does not equal the future. There is no such thing as a “run of bad luck“. The reason people believe such nonsense is that the  human brain creates patterns out of random events and remembers the events that fit the pattern.
  2. Refuse to make self-fulfilling prophesies. If you believe the rest of your day will be as challenging as what’s already happened,  then rest assured: You’ll end up doing something (or saying) something that will make sure that your prediction comes through.
  3. Get a sense of proportion. Think about the big picture: Unless something life-changing has happened (like the death of a loved one), chances are that in two weeks, you’ll have forgotten completely about whatever it was that has your shorts in a twist today.
  4. Change your threshold for “good” and “bad”. Decide that a good day is any day that you’re above ground. Similarly, decide that a bad day is when somebody steals your car and drives it into the ocean. Those types of definitions make it easy to be happy–and difficult to be sad.
  5. Improve your body chemistry. Your body and brain are in a feedback loop: A bad mood makes you tired, which makes your mood worse, and so forth. Interrupt the patterrn by getting up and moving around. Take a walk or eat something healthy.
  6. Focus on what’s going well.  The primary reason you’re convinced it’s a bad day is that you’re focusing on whatever went wrong. However, for everything going badly, there are probably dozens of things going well. Make list, and post it where it’s visible.
  7. Expect something wondrous. Just an attitude of doom and gloom makes you see more problems, facing the future with a sense of wonder makes you alive to all sorts of wonderful things that are going on, right now, everywhere around you.

This originally appeared in: Inc.

Now that you’re thinking positive thoughts, think about something that could bring you a lifetime income eliminating the worry of your job disappearing or the company you’re working for moving your job to India or China or Mexico. Consider Mail Order! Never before has it been easier to make a good living working out of your home or apartment running your own mail order business. Why is it easier today? The answer is the Internet.

The internet allows men and women just like you to sell a product or service anywhere in the world. Everything you need to know to start your own mail order business can be found in my book: HOW TO BECOME A MAIL ORDER MILLIONAIRE.  It’s a complete guide to starting your own home-based business.

You’ll learn:

  • How To Get Started
  • How To Find Great Products
  • How to Make Your Business Profitable Right From The Start
  • How  to Price Your Business or Service for Biggest Profits
  • Secrets of Creating Winning Mail Order Ads
  • 14 Sure Fire Check Off Lists That Guarantee Profits
  • and included in this newly revised edition is up-to-date information on:

  • How To Use The Internet to Super-Charge Your Mail Order Business.

This book will provide you with an easy-to-follow “road map” to success in a business of your own and it’s sold on a complete 100% guarantee of satisfaction or your money back.

HOW TO BECOME A MAIL ORDER MILLIONAIRE is available on line from AMAZON at its published price of $39.95 plus s&h or as a reader of this blog you can order it for only $29.95 direct from the publisher and it will be shipped to you postage free. Send check or money order to: Superior Press 333 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 1032 Chicago IL 60601

In 1942 Another Mail Order Millionaire Started From His Home

Diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1939, Norman Edmund was quarantined in a sanatorium, where he watched eight of his 10 wardmates perish from the disease, But he turned the gruesome experience to his advantage. Unwanted by employers, who feared the young accountant could still be contagious, Edmund started an Army salvage business in his New Jersey home.

At the time of Edmund’s retirement in 1975, the company had sales of about $10 million.

That business became Edmund Scientific, publisher of the famous Edmund Scientific catalog. The catalog—loved by science geeks for more than half a century—still sells you-build- it telescope kits, antigravity devices, solar-powered gadgets of all sorts, and goofy-yet-instructional items like a brew-your-own-root-beer kit. Edmund saw the catalog as a much needed tool for science education, particularly after the Soviet launch of Sputnik in the late 1950s.

The Russians were beating us,” recalls Robert Edmund, Norman’s son. “You had to get your people involved in science.” Norman Edmund died January 17. he was 95 and had enjoyed good health since beating TB.  He started his first company, Edmund Salvage, in 1942 at the behest of friends who worked at the Frankford Arsenal, an Army supply depot in nearby Philadelphia. Edmund began taking in surplus military equipment, tearing it apart, and selling the components, including lots of lenses for amateur photographers and for industry.

Edmund Salvage became Edmund Scientific, whose flagship was the scientific catalog. “Edmund scoured hundreds of magazines a month looking for products and ideas“,  Robert recalls, “As a kid, stacked up, the magazines looked like a skyscraper to me.”

Later, Edmund Scientific operated a retail store from its headquarters in Barrington, New Jersey, attracting science buffs worldwide. Salvador Dali, during a period of interest in optical illusions, stopped by to examine prisms and lenses, says Alex Husted, a grandson of Norman’s. “Norman would buy train cars full of war surplus to get binoculars, and you’d get all this other stuff you didn’t  want—motors, gear boxes, random lab equipment.” Much of it went into  a space known as “the mad scientist’s room.” An annual tent sale—people camped overnight to get first crack at the oddball offerings—would clear the stuff out to make room for new shipments.

At the time of Edmund’s retirement in 1975, the company had sales of about $10 million. Robert took over, expanding the optics business and manufacturing lenses in-house. In 2001, Robert had to break some news to his father. He had sold the scientific catalog to an educational company. “The  world  was changing,” says Robert. “People weren’t buying kits. They were finding their science elsewhere.” His father took it hard.

New owners have kept the catalog going. Edmund Optics, as the family business is now known, has grown to $120 million in sales. And Robert is eager to describe a grant program he started two years ago, giving $80,000 annually to fund promising ideas of the sort his father might have championed. There is one grant in particualr. It went to a Peruvian who had developed a rapid diagnostic kit for tuberculosis.

Norman Edmund, 1916-2012.

This article first appeared in INC. The Magazine for Growing Companies under the byline of Jeff Bailey.

It’s never been easier or more necessary in these difficult economic times where our unemployment rate seems permanently stuck at around 8% to consider starting your own business. No other business I know costs less to get started in than Mail Order and with the help of the Internet allows beginners to run their own businesses from anywhere.. It can be started part- time to help your family ‘get over the hump’,’ put some bread on the table’ and when the profits come rolling in, it’s easy to make it a full time career like Norman and his son Robert Edmund.

The book HOW TO BECOME A MAIL ORDER MILLIONAIRE contains all you need to know to make a go of this exciting and rewarding business. It’s sold on a complete money back guarantee of satisfaction. You can order it from Amazon for $39,95 plus s&h or as a reader of this blog direct from the publisher for only $29.95FREE shipping and handling. Send check or money order to SUPERIOR PRESS 333 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1032, Chicago IL 60601.

12 Search Tips: How To Successfully Search the Internet

TRYING TO NAVIGATE the World Wide Web without help is like trying to do research in a library that has no librarians, a  jumble of card catalogs listing just a fraction of the collection—and 320 million books. To flounder less and learn more in your Web voyages, follow these search tips.

For a more accurate search, be sure to use phrases instead of single words.

  1. IF YOUR SUBJECT IS BROAD (cancer, archaeology, politics), start with a directory—such as Google or Yahoo—that categorizes Web sites by subject. Just pick the most likely subject, then drill down through layers of subcategories until you find what you want.
  2. IF YOUR SUBJECT IS NARROW (such as  a particular bed-and-breakfast you want to try), choose a search engine: Alta Vista, HotBot, Excite, Infoseek or Northern Light.
  3. FOR COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH, use several search engines or try a meta-search engine such as Meta-Crawler.
  4. BEFORE USING A SEARCH ENGINE, read any instructions it offers. Yes, these documents can be snoozers. But each engine has its quirks, and knowing them will help you craft a more accurate search.
  5. WHEN CHOOSING KEY WORDS for a search engine, select six to eight words to help narrow your search. If you type just one or two words, you’ll likely get thousands or even millions of documents. use nouns whenever possible, and put most important words first. Put a “+” before any word you want to include and a “-” before any word you to exclude. (this works with most engines).
  6. TO INCREASE YOUR search’s accuracy, use phrases instead of single words. Put quotation marks around the phrase.
  7. MANY SEARCH ENGINES will let you refine the results of your initial query. Do it.
  8. WHEN YOU FIND a good Web site about your topic, check whether it provides links to similar sites.
  9. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GUESS the address of specific sites. Many are “www,” a period, the name or acronym of the site’s operator, a period and three letters denoting the site’s type. Thus www.microsoft.com (commercial). www.fbi.gov (government) and www.harvard.edu (education).
  10. DOUBLE-CHECK your spelling. You’d be amazed at how many people misspell words in their queries.
  11. KEEP IN MIND that even if you type a precise query, many of the documents returned won’t be applicable. Computers (and search engines) aren’t perfect.
  12. REMEMBER: THE INTERNET does not contain the sum of all knowledge. You may still need to hit the library.

These helpful hints to make your searches easier and more accurate first appeared in an article Bruce Maxwell wrote for USA WEEKEND.

If you have an interest in starting a business of your own, the knowledge of how to use the Internet is a most important ingredient for success. As a reader of my blog, I’d like to offer you a FREE copy of Denny Hatch’s 22 Rules for Internet Success. It’s yours for the asking; just send an email to: Send me a FREE copy of Denny Hatch’s 22 Rules for Internet Success

Sears, Roebuck & Co…. The Facebook of 1924

When Sears, the Facebook of its era, launched its IPO it Sold Preferred Shares at $97.50. That’s more than $2,000 today.

Even people who don’t play the market thought about buying stock in Facebook’s initial public offering of shares. One hundred six years ago, Sears was its era’s version of a hot tech company. Like Facebook, Apple or Amazon, it wasn’t just a corporation–it  was a revolution. “the catalog was the internet of the day“, said James Schrager, a University of Chicago business professor. “Sears was Amazon“.  The young Chicago mail-order company selling its shares at more than $2,000 in todays dollars wasn’t for the common man. But the purchase of even one share would have been lucrative. Counting from 1924, when Sears entered the Dow Jones index, to 1996, and adjusting for stock splits, the Wall Street Journal calculated Sears shares soared 434,552 percent. The skyrocketing value was rivaled only by the young Midwesterner who founded it.

Sears retired in 1908 with a fortune estimated at $25 million. He died in 1914 more than a decade before the company he founded opened a single store.

Richard W. Sears was hailed in his Chicago Tribune obituary as a man “whose career typified the romance of Amercian business“. Mix the youthful risk-taking of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and the marketing instincts of Apple’s Steve Jobs– that was Sears. It started in 1886, when Sears was a railroad station agent in backwoods Minnesota, wrote historians Boris Emmet and John Jeuck in “Catalogs and Counters: A History of  Sears, Roebuck & Company“.

A shipment of gold watches arrived for a local jeweler, who refused them. The rebuffed wholesaler told the 22-year-old Sears he could have the watches for $12 apiece. he said yes, pivoted, and offered them to agents along the line for $14. With that type of watch retailing for $25, there was room for the agents to profit, and Sears pocketed $2 for every one he sold.

Within six months he had made $5,000, and his watch business started to outstrip his railroad salary. “The tail had begun to wag the dog“, he said in a 1906 Tribune article. Sears moved to Chicago, set up at Dearborn and Randolph streets, and hired a watchmaker “thin to emaciation“, Alvah Roebuck. Their watch company grew rapidly into a general mail-order company that used high volumes to enable low prices.

It was a recipe perfect for the time, when millions of rural Americans were disgruntled with their general stores. A barrel of flour in 1899 was $3.47 wholesale, according to the company, but $7-plus at a country store. Sears, Roebuck used comforting ads to overcome farmers’ fears. “Don’t be afraid  that you will make a mistake“, read one catalog. “We receive hundreds of orders every day from young and old who never before sent away for goods“.  The company adopted a money-back guarantee and “send no money” became a famed tag line. Richard Sears delighted in writing his own ad copy and, typical of the time, often pushed the envelope. One offer advertised a sofa and chairs–“beautiful plush for 95 cents“. (By comparison, a John M. Smyth ad in a 1906 Tribune offered a single chair for $1.50.) Only when Sears furniture arrived did the customer discover it was for dolls. Later, Sears would tone down the ads and was said to have concluded, “Honesty is the best policy. I know because I’ve tried it both ways“.

By 1905, Sears’ sales had surged past $39 million, passing Montgomery Ward, the Chicago company that had invented the mass mail-order catalog. Sears needed more capital to grow. Julius Rosenwald, who had joined Sears as a partner, asked old banker friend Henry Goldman for a loan, according to Rosenwald’s grandson and biographer, Peter Ascoli. Goldman suggested an IPO instead, leading to Sears, Roebuck’s sale of its stock in 1906. It aimed to raise $40 million, which proved crucial for surviving the Panic of 1907. For Goldman, co-managing the Sears IPO is still touted as a landmark for his bank, Goldman Sachs.

Only the rich could afford to buy stock in 1906, but Americans’ disposable incomes was growing, and the company took full advantage. Its catalog the “consumers bible”, made available everything from sewing machines to Encyclopedia Britannica to ready-to-assemble houses. “The story is the coming of the middle class“, Schrager said, “and the desire of the middle class to have more things“.

Sears retired in 1908 with a fortune estimated at $25 million. He died in 1914 more than a decade before the company he founded opened a single store. Sears leapt into the retail store business in 1925, as rural customers moved to the cities. A December 1924 Tribune, in announcing Sears’ branching out into brick and mortar stores, made note that “several mail-order houses have considered” such a move, “but heretofore they have confined themselves to their own method of merchandising“. Sears promoted the new store at Homan Avenue and Arthington Street in the Homan Square/Lawndale area as “easy to shop for men” with a “whole square block of free parking“.

The first Sears store on State Street between Van Buren Street and Congress Parkway opened to great fanfare in March 1932. By  1950, Sears had 650 stores nationwide, including eight major department stores in Chicago and stores in Joliet, Waukegan and Gary, according to the Tribune.  By the mid-1950s, Sears would be international, with stores in Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, Peru and Brazil.

Sears opened mall stores after World War II as customers headed for suburbia, teaming with Marshall Field to build the Oakbrook Shopping center, which opened in 1962. “Rosenwald and others had an uncanny ability to see which way things were going to go“, said Ascoli, who lives in Hyde Park, blocks from the University of Chicago’s Rosenwald Hall. By the 1970s, Sears was still the No. 1 retailer but Wal-Mart and others were on the horizon. Today Sears Holdings is No. 10 and its CEO acknowledged recently that “you change or you die”.

Sears still will probably have fared better than a company like Amazon when all is said and done, said Schrager, who likes to ask his students why Sears built the Sears Tower, which opened in 1973. “Because they could“. he said. “They were unbelievably successful. I don’t know if Amazon is ever going to build the tallest building in the world“.

Footnote to this nostalgic article which ran in the May 11, 2012 Chicago Tribune is that when Sears decided to consolidate all their employees in one location and moved them to a Chicago suburb, the Sears Tower was renamed the Willis Tower after their largest tenant. Another interesting factoid. Sears many years ago started their own radio station which quickly became one of Chicago’s major succesful radio stations with the call letters WLS, which stood for WORLDS LARGEST STORE.

Another true story on a start up company with very little capital chose Mail-Order, as a way to build their business and whose founders became MAIL ORDER MILLIONAIRES. Can it still be done today? One of the largest and most successful On-Line companies still sells only by Mail-Order. Any guesses as to their identity……AMAZON! And speaking of Amazon if you have the desire to start a business of your own, a business you can run from anywhere in the world and one that has little cash requirements, you can get started by ordering a copy of my book HOW TO BECOME A MAIL ORDER MILLIONAIRE from Amazon. Cost is only $39.95 plus s&h, or as a reader of my blog, save $10  and order direct from the publisher. Send check or money order for $29.95 plus $3.50 (total $33.45) to SUPERIOR PRESS 333 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1032, Chicago, Il 60601 Book is sold on a money-back guarantee of satisfaction.

Little Known IRS Office That Actually Works For the 99%

This posting is considerably longer than any other I have ever done. Take my word for it. Ignore the “TL;DR” crowd, this one you will really enjoy! It’s the inside story about a government office that actually works to save all of us from paying more taxes than we should.

DEFENDER OF LAST RESORT…Nina Olson is director of the Taxpayer Advocate Service, whose job is to oversee “advocates” in every state. These employees of the IRS who represent taxpayers in egregious disputes with the service. The advocates are grease in the gears of an agency that gets jammed all too often.

Olson wins relief for 70 percent of the 300,000 people and businesses that open a case

There has been only one national taxpayer advocate, Olson, has held the position since Congress created it a decade ago. She presides over 2,000 caseworkers and data analysts–a sliver of the IRS, which employs over 100,000 people. Individuals, corporations, small businesses, even millionaires and sovereign nations have sought the help of the  Taxpayer Advocate Service, as have accountants and trained tax preparers who find the tax code and the IRS impossible to navigate. In a typical year, Olson wins relief for 70 percent of the 300,000 people and businesses that open a case, according to her office. Many of these petitioners have usually exhausted most other opportunities for recourse and are often experiencing severe economic hardship.

Though she has characterized IRS procedures as Kafkaesque, Olson empathizes with the agency. Congress is constantly demanding that it collect more revenue, both to bridge what’s known as the tax gap–the more than $385 billion discrepancy between the revenue  the IRS actually collects and the amount the government believes it is owed each year–and to pay down the federal deficit. While Congress demands more money from the IRS, however, it has not been generous in funding the agency.

Congress is also making the tax code more complicated every day. Right now it tops out at 3.8 million words, four times as long as War and Peace. The IRS doesn’t have the manpower to manage the scads of credits and changes to the code it is required to enforce. And computer glitches are entangling more people in audits than ever before–millions in just this year.

“For the majority of taxpayers, the IRS has become faceless, nameless, with no accountability and no liability.”

Part of Olson’s job is to target the agency’s failures and shame it into fixing them. At the same time, she’s looking at taxpayers and trying to figure out why some of them don’t pay. She recently gave a speech to the Federal Bar Association’s annual lunch with the  theme: How the 99% experiences the tax system. She started with the bad news:

  • One in three won’t get their calls to the IRS answered.
  • The wait time for half of all people who have written to the IRS is more than six weeks.

When I heard that“, she exclaimed, whacking her head, “I nearly hit my head against a wall.” “For the majority of taxpayers, the IRS has become faceless, nameless, with no accountability and no liability.” One of the attorney’s in the audience said “she’s completely right”. He called his dealings with the IRS “a hall of mirrors, where there are no real people and only disembodied voices with badge numbers.” He  was recently snarled with a two-year fight to reverse a $24,000 penalty for a client, a Midwest manufacturer. He said “No business could stay in business behaving the way the IRS does toward people.” The case was resolved only after he brought it to the local affiliate of Olson’s agency.

“I saw the consequences of an irrational and overly burdensome approach to tax administeration,”

Olson, 58, is an improbable insider, an animated woman who prefers hot pink blazers and jangly earrings to power suits. She lives in a D.C. townhouse and walks two miles to work every day. When she was younger, she wanted to be a painter. She studied fine arts at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., after graduation to start her painting career. She took a part-time job working for a lawyer, whose clients were local wineries, coffee shops, and artists. Olson had a knack for numbers and organizaton, so friends and local businesspeople started asking her to prepare their tax returns. To her surprise, she was good at it. She bought a copy of the tax code and taught herself its ins and outs. In 1987 she enrolled in North Carolina Central University School of Law, taking night classes while working for the lawyer and raising her son by herself. Four years later she became a tax attorney. In 1991 the local bar association asked if she’d be willing to take on some pro bono work. Olson wanted to use her tax expertise to help those who were unable to buy groceries or pay rent because the IRS was levying their paychecks. The following year she started an independent low-income tax clinic, the first of its kind in the country. Soon  the clinic was serving about a thousand taxpayers. One woman was an immigrant from Egypt, who earned $10,000 a year as a hairdresser and was being charged about $35,000 by the IRS. The woman’s husband, who beat her, had defrauded the IRS without her knowledge. When the agency uncovered the scheme, he fled  the country. The woman could barely read English and had never filed a tax return, but the IRS viewed her as uncooperative. It took Olson four years to free the woman of her obligations. “I saw the consequences of an irrational and overly burdensome approach to tax administeration,” she says.

In the 1990’s the Senate held scathing hearings lambasting the agency for abusing taxpayers, which eventually led to the passage of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act in 1998. The new law increased oversight of the IRS and included federal funding to expand low-income tax clinics. It also created the naional taxpayer advocate, a position that reported to then Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, not the IRS commissioner. Two years later she was appointed to become the first, and to date, the only director of The Taxpayer Advocate Service, whose position has no term limits. She told herself that she would stay until she got bored or until frustration with the IRS drove her to quit. “I’m not bored yet”, she says. “And I still have a bit more work to do”.

Olson’s story ran in the April 9–April 15 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek and this posting is an except from it.  As citizens of the United States we are all entitled to make use of this little known service that has resolved many tax problems of the 99%…and we are grateful for such an exemplary government employee as Nina Olson.

If you’ve taken the time to read through this posting and learned something you didn’t know before, as I did, I thank you very much and I would appreciate hearing from any new readers as well as regular followers.

The Secret Formulas for Success

ARE THERE MATHEMATICAL LAWS THAT GUARANTEE SUCCESS?
Scentists have uncovered special laws that reveal How To Become Successful!

  • Success Code #1…The Power Handshake. Putting your free hand on the arm of the person you’re shaking hands with signifies power and influence.  The handshake is a key determinant of success–it conveys, among other things, the level of regard in which you hold the person you’re shaking hands with. Make your grip firm, but not too firm. Your palm should be cool and dry, and hands should be pumped up and down three times–but for no longer than a total of 3 seconds. It’s also very important to look the person inthe eye and smile.
  • Success Code #2…Promote your “Happiness Hormones”. Happiness can spread like an epidemic. If you’re happy you will attract successful happy individuals to your side. Your motivation level will rise and over a period of years by making friends with happy motivated people, who usually are successful, you’ll become one of them.
  • Success Code #3…Learn to drink moderately with your friends and coworkers. The key word here is “moderately”. A study has shown that people who drink one to three beers with their friends or coworkers earn 17% more on average than those who don’t imbibe socially. Heavy drinkers are also known to earn around 6% less in salary on average.
  • Success Code #4…It’s called the “Pareto Principle”. It’s a simple formula that almost always produces business success. The founders of Google knew from the get-go that their company would be successful because they relied on this principle. It’s also known as the 80-20 rule. It states that 80% of a company’s success is generated by just 20% of the work and effort expended by its employees. Therefore, one of the primary components necessary for them to be successful was to have each employee at the company spend 20% of his or her time in the development of new ideas,–such as Google +.
  • Success Code #5… 1.618 If you have the desire to build an exemplary house, shoot the perfect photo, or paint a picture that all the galleries will want then make sure you know this number: 1.618. It expresses the perfect proportion between two lengths. Leonardo da Vinci’s teacher discovered this Golden Ratio (aka the Divine Proportion) in old manuscripts that he came upon more than 500 years ago. He then passed the knowledge on to his pupil, who used the formula  to create  the most precious painting of all time: the Mona Lisa.
  • Succes Code #6…Watch your body language.  Your body language can help you become successful. Start with your posture. The right posture will make you more confident. Arms relaxed, lean back slightly, chest protuding a bit. Mastering these posture hints will actually program yourself to adopt an attitude of self-assurance. A slightly tilted head is usually an indication of interest or contemplation–but if the tilt is accompanied by arms folded protectively in front of the body, it’s a sign of a defensive mechanism. This programs the brain to be uncertain and ready to flee. Keep your body straight and arms relaxed to the side. Now that you’ve figured out the situation, you’re relaxed and confident. Your eyes communicate this attitude by looking firmly straight ahead or to the side. If you’re in a position to talk to someone, make eye contact. The brain then sends out the message that “everythings under control” Do not look down or away from the person you’re speaking to. Looking down indicates an attempt to distance yourself from a situation, causing your brain to get distracted and become programmed to feel disinterest and a lack of self-confidence. Your brain then shifts its focus to concentrate on internal conflicts. If you tend  to play with your fingers you’re sending negative signals. People do this generally because they’re attempting to calm themselves down when in a awkward situaion. Be aware of everything your body is doing at all times and you will be well on your way to becoming successful.

Todays blog post is excerpted from one of my favorite magazines i.d (Ideas and Discoveries) You can subscribe online: Idea & Discoveries Magazine

Now that I’ve got you properly motivated to become successful, let’s pause for our sponsor.

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  5. Secrets of Creating Winning Mail Order Ads

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Can A Dead Snake Bite? The Answer Will Surprise You!

Snakes use this heat vision system to hunt their prey, warm-blooded animals–at night.

Many kinds of snakes possess a sensory organ that detects infrared wavelengths of heat energy, and this “heat vision” enables them to perceive differences in temperature of just .003 degrees C. The organ appears near their nostrils in the form of two or more small facial pits. Snakes use this heat vision system to hunt their prey, warm-blooded animals–at night. They’re able to discern the size and shape of their quarry in the dark, as well as their distance from it.  Amazingly enough, the highly sensitive pit organ continues to function for up to an hour after death. So if a warm hand gets too close to a dead snake, it will trigger a reaction that causes the snake to bite. Statistics show that around 15% of all snake bites treated by doctors come from dead snakes.

This little known fact appears in the current issue of a new magazine that’s filled with dozens of other fascinating, but little known truths. More about this magazine later in todays blog post.

Do Scorpions Have Eyes All Over Their Body?
Apparently 12 eyes aren’t enough for a scorpion! Scientists have discovered that  this stinging arachnid’s visual organs are located practically everywhere on it’s body. So how is this possible? The latest research results obtained by biologist Douglas Gaffin reveal that scorpions can see with their entire body surface thanks to their exoskeleton. The discovery was more or less a coincidence: Gaffin was trying to find out why scorpions glow under ultraviolet (UV) light, which is invisible to humans. While investigating how UV light illuminates a scorpion’s exoskeleton, he found that the creatures can easily navigate in the light even when their eyes are covered. The reason: it turns out  that a scorpion’s hard shell serves as a 13th eye that shows it the way.

Can Surprises Make You Go Blind?
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found that surprises act as a blindfold on the brain. Whenever we’re surprised, our brain loses the ability to perceive additional visual stimuli for around half a second–which makes us practically blind in the interim. The scientists say humans developed this mechanism to ensure our brain won’t get distracted by unimportant things in a dangrous situation.

Other subjects covered in the current issue of ID Magazine

Can Asteroids Make Us Rich?

How Deserts Swallow Civilization! 

How To Recognize An Ambush!

The Secret Formulas of Success…Body Language!

For subscription info visit:Idea & Discoveries Magazine or look for the next issue on your local newsstand June 8.

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You’ll learn:

HOW  TO GET STARTED

HOW TO FIND GREAT PRODUCTS

HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN BE PROFITABLE RIGHT FROM THE START

HOW TO PRICE YOUR PRODUCT FOR MAXIMUM PROFITS

SECRETS OF CREATING WINNING MAIL ORDER ADS

and included in this new edition: Complete Up-To-Date Information On How To Use The Power of The Intenet To Super Charge Your Mail Order Business.

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Who Knew Success Could Be So Easy!

Don’t Try to Be Good at Everything, but Be the Best at Something!

While many people dream of being good at everything, it makes more sense to focus on becoming outstanding at one thing instead.

On  the surface, it may seem appealing to have well-rounded talents. But  true success occurs  when you focus your energy on becoming  the best you can be in one specific area or at one particular type of skill.

When you do something you are naturally good at and enjoy doing, you increase self-confidence, boost efficiency, and earn a reputation as the go-to person for your particular talents.

It becomes easy and you will feel empowered and actually realize more happiness in life when you do things you’re good at and especially if those things interest you. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you focus on honing your own talents and skills:

  • Identify your strengths. Learn to recognize your talents  for what they are, and strive to develop skills that will enhance your strengths and add value to what you do.
  • Take note of what others say.Sometimes coworkers or  friends are a great resource to identify strengths, especially if you are constantly getting complimented on a talent or  skill you’ve yet to recognize.
  • Never talk yourself out of doing something because of a skill or expertise you don’t have. Rather focus on what you can do.
  • Let go of and accept your limitations. Don’t waste energy striving to improve your weaknesses. Instead perfect your talents and press on.
  • Practice makes perfect. Remember there is always room for improvement for everyone regardless of the skill level. The harder you work at something, the better you’ll become.

When we do something we’re good at, we are naturally more engaged and fulfilled. While it’s true that strengths and weaknesses make us complete, it’s your strengths that make us successful.

WISE WORDS:

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.”

SOME MORE WISE WORDS from Ben Franklin:

-Light is the task when many share the toil.

-Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

-Never test the depth of water with two feet.

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You’ll be surprised how rewarding it is:

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  • How To Find Great Products
  • How To Make Your Product Profitable Right From the Start
  • How To Price Your Product For Biggest  Profits
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  • 14 Sure-Fire Check off Lists That Guarantee Huge  Profits
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Can I Really Start A Mail Order Business and Become A Millionaire?

This is a question I receive quite often and even though I have answered it in earlier postings, I enjoy sharing success stories of other Mail Order Millionaires I have known or read about.

He didn’t have an office but relyed on a phone line in his father’s live chicken store on Chicago’s Northside. Years later they sold the company to STAPLES for $685 million.

Here is another giant in the industry that started out very humbly in 1956 selling office supplies door to door. Jack Miller was newly married and had a $15,000 mortgage. He didn’t have an office but relyed on a phone line in his father’s live chicken store on Chicago’s Northside. That way someone, either his father or his Uncle Abe, would answer the phone when Jack was out selling office supplies.

Miller had begun working odd jobs at age 13. He  wa s a soda jerk in a drugstore, a delivery boy for a dry cleaner, an usher at a movie theater and a pin-setter at a bowling alley. He paid his way through the University of Illinois, modeling for art classes, washing dishes, digging ditches and loading freight cars. He eventually went to work for his father, slaughtering chickens and cleaning droppings off the floor, before moving to various jobs elsewhere in sales and distribution.

At 27, he decided to go into business for himself, founding QUILL OFFICE PRODUCTS, which evolved into the first mail order office supply dealer in the country. His first month, Miller sold $960 worth of merchandise and made $35 profit after expenses. His brother Harvey, joined him in the business a year and a half later; his older brother, Arnold, joined the company about 20 years later.

In 1998 Quill’s revenues had reached more than $630 million; it employed about 1,200 people. The company owned a 350,000-square- foot distribution center on a 35-acre campus in Lincolnshire, IL and nine other distribution centers around the country. Since no one in the next generation of Millers was willing to take it over they sold the company they started to Staples for $685 million in an all-stock deal.  As part of the deal, Staples promised to retain the Quill brand; protect Quill employees’ benefits and pay; and retain executives, unless they made mistakes.

In semiretirement he founded the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History, a nonprofit in a Philadelphia suburb, which supports teaching early American history on college campuses. Sometime after that Jack was diagnosed with an incredibly painful little known uncurable disease, peripherable neuropathy.

Now  83, Jack has dedicated his remaining years and fortune to finding a cure. His wife Goldie, who is a bit younger tells him he will live to be 100. Jack says if I’m going to live another 17 years, he would like to live some of those years free of the constant, debilitating, de-energizing, sleep depriving pain that has plagued him for the last 18 years.

Speaking to a group of 125 people, including many neurologists at a symposium on the disease. His fortune was helping pay for the three-day event as well as millions more he has contributed to start the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, which hosted the symposium. This nonprofit is also funding research at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, in Chicago, the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. In coordination with those hospitals and universities, the foundation has started a peripheral neuropathy research registry of patients. Once it’s finished, researchers worldwide will be able to access the collection’s blood samples and medical histories. The symposium was one of the few times that the people conducting the clinical trials were in the same room.

Jack wound up his talk by telling the audience that this registry is just the beginning. There will be more. We think collaboration is critical so we can end the suffering so many of us go through…..and if Jack’s wife Goldie prevails, that he lives 17 years longer, he sure hopes that treatment and a cure is found so he can have some quality in the years he has left.

Jack Miller is a testament to the fact that yes one can become a mail order millionaire! Not only did he become one but due to his mail order business and the millions of dollars he made, his may be responsible for finding a cure for a painful disease that affects about 20 million people in America.

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