Monday, November 30, 2009

Why Successful People Make Quick Decisions

So why do successful people always make quick decisions?

Successful people tend to first "check their gut". They check their gut, then their heart, then their brain. Always in that order! Then they make that decision.

They trust their gut so much that they rarely change their mind because they have already made their decision. Test this if you want. Try to persuade your boss (ONLY if he/she is worthy of the title: Success) into changing his/her mind about the things going on in your company or work.

Successful people will ask themselves if this will take me closer to my goal, or further away from it. They know what their goals are, and now can take the decision they made and make it happen.

They will ask: Is this a good idea? There is always only 2 options: yes or no. There never is that "gray" or "cloudy" area.

If the answer is yes, they find out the things they need to possess be a success. They know where to go to get resources or ways to produce the results they desire. If they don't know where to get resources or the ways, the go out and FIND or CREATE them.

Many people may question or criticize the decision a successful person makes. Successful ones will always remain undeterred. No one will break the mindset and decisions of the affluent.

Let's take a look at what "normal" or "unsuccessful" people think.

Normal people think about all the possibilities that could go wrong. They think about what their family and how their friends may judge. They will look at their current and past situations and failures and think: How will I solve my problems? Is this the right thing to do? Will this work for me this time? They ask themselves way too many questions!

After all of this emotional pain they go through, then they make the decision. They usually still have that doubt in the back of their mind. Their is no gut feeling, its all a headache for them. They go in the reverse order of the successful ones by checking their head first, then their brain, and finally their gut. Any of this sound familiar to you?

Have you ever heard the concept of: There is no such thing as a bad plan, just bad ideas? The successful can take a bad plan and implement good ideas to reverse their misfortune. Normal people will take the bad plan and try to force the bad ideas to "try" to create success.

So, How long does it take for you to make a decision?

Remember this: Successful people make decisions very quickly, and change their mind very slowly.

Thank me,

Greg Schmidt

Monday, November 23, 2009

Lazy People and a Broken Escalator.

So I was getting off the tram in the Denver airport and on my way to baggage claim. (Denver has an underground tram system that takes you from the terminal to baggage claim/ticket counters) As I was going toward the 2 escalators to head upstairs, there was a sudden halt by the crowd before getting on. Everyone was getting on 1 of the escalators because the other one was broken!! I thought to myself, What a bunch of lazy people!!

I mean who would dare to actually WALK up the stairs of the broken escalator!!

This kind of hit me in a funny way with how people react when something minuscule happens to them and don't know how to react to it.

It's a broken escalator!! You can still WALK up the dang thing!!

And what's funny was most people were waiting to use the revolving one!! Some decided to take the stairs. Very few though, maybe 3%?? HAHA

This is interesting for me to see. This is how most people react when something is out of the norm for them and can't quite grasp to do next.

These are the people that know how to accept an obstacle in front of them and overcome it. Live isn't always going to give you the easy way up to the top like the escalator.

So I admired those that took the stairs. Definitely people that I could see being my potential team members!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Greg's new look

This is what happens when you let yourself go!

Too much Halloween candy!

Where's my treadmill?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Review on Carbon Copy Pro

I am going to discuss the hyped up internet marketing system called Carbon Copy Pro. I will first provide the facts about Carbon Copy Pro, then I will give you my take on it.

Carbon Copy Pro is a community of entrepreneurs and an internet marketing education system that teaches, coaches and educates people to become a master at internet marketing.

Carbon Copy Pro creates for people an easy plug in and play internet marketing business. This system provides a fully staffed virtual office, communication tools, business resources along with the training and support needed for each member’s success.

Carbon Copy Pro is membership based and is by referral and application only to protect the integrity of the community.

So Here’s what you get with CCPro:


A fully integrated and personalized online marketing and customer management system

Detailed traffic, lead and sales tracking capabilities

Professional call center to assist in closing member product sales

Available in 42 languages and over 150 countries


Comprehensive video training library

Marketing plans for variable budgets and levels of experience

Master Marketing Program that teaches a combination of traditional and contemporary Internet marketing techniques

Weekly educational webinars and tele-seminars

Daily entrepreneurial and mindset training

Live Master Marketing Events

Business leadership programs


Email, phone and live chat support

Professional outsourcing and virtual assistant services

Personal marketing mentors

Also, CCPro gives each member the educational tools, support and resources they require to market anything, to anyone, anywhere in the world, regardless of experience or technical expertise.

SO here’s my take on CCPro:

Quite honestly, I was impressed with this system. I was skepitcal at first, just like I always am. But reviewing everything there is to know about this made me feel much more comfortable joining this community on entrepreneurs 4 months ago..

Here’s WHY:

I have been in the network marketing industry for about 5 years now. I have been in 2 MLM companies and I have never seen a system that is so easy to plug into.

Training calls and webinars everyday! This is so powerful keeping you in the loop. These training calls allow you to learn from the top earners in this industry. All of the calls/webinars are posted in your own “back office” just in case you missed them.

The support system is ALWAYS there for you. Now with live chat and emails, the support system is much more powerful and precise to getting all of your questions answered.

No Selling! This system sells products fro YOU! People are going to find out what you are doing on the internet and will want your product! CCPro will do the selling for YOU! No More PITCHING!!

The Name: Carbon Copy Pro. YOU get to copy the pros! Everyone in this community shares their ideas with YOU to become successful. Follow the leader! You get to Mastermind with these PROs and implement what they are doing! I know many other MLM companies don’t do this.

Mindset and Personal development training. I have never had this with any other company. This part is probably my favorite. Monday thru Thursday there is a call just on being a better person and leader. We call it our “cup of leadership” (instead of “cup of coffee”).

This system is set up to be a "System dependent system" - meaning you will not have to rely on your sponsor and ask the questions what to do next. Everything you need to be successful is located in your own "back office" website that is provided for you.

So in closing, I got to admit, I am impressed with this system and community of entrepreneurs. I have got to meet many successful people in the industry and now know what it takes to be a successful online marketer. By the way, Tony Robbins uses this system too. Ever heard of him?

So here’s my reason why I wanted to become and internet marketer.

Also find out why April 4, 2009 was the turning point in my life:


Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Poem from Napoleon Hills' Think and Grow Rich

I bargained with Life for a penny
And life would pay no more.
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is just an employer, 
He gives you what you ask, 
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial's hire, 
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked for Life,
Life would have willingly paid.

So remember:  "No more effort is required to aim high in life to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty."

Napoleon Hill

Great article by JIm Rohn- read it!

What Constitutes a Good Life? -by Jim Rohn


The ultimate expression of life is not a paycheck.
The ultimate expression of life is not a Mercedes.
The ultimate expression of life is not a million dollars or a bank account or a home.

Here’s the ultimate expression of life in my opinion, and that is living the good life.

Here’s what we must ask constantly, “What for me would be a good life?” And you have to keep going over and over the list. A list including areas such as spirituality, economics, health, relationships and recreation. What would constitute a good life? I’ve got a short list.

1) Number one, productivity.

You won’t be happy if you don’t produce. The game of life is not rest. We must rest, but only long enough to gather strength to get back to productivity. What’s the reason for the seasons and the seeds, the soil and the sunshine, the rain and the miracle of life? It’s to see what you can do with it. To try your hand, other people have tried their hand; here’s what they did. You try your hand to see what you can do. So part of life is productivity.

2) Next are good friends.

Friendship is probably the greatest support system in the world. Don’t deny yourself the time to develop this support system. Nothing can match it. It’s extraordinary in its benefit. Friends are those wonderful people who know all about you and still like you. A few years ago I lost one of my dearest friends. He died at age 53 - heart attack. David is gone, but he was one of my very special friends. I used to say of David that if I was stuck in a foreign jail somewhere accused unduly and if they would allow me one phone call, I would call David. Why? He would come and get me. That’s a friend. Somebody who would come and get you. Now we’ve all got casual friends. And if you called them they would say, “Hey, if you get back, call me we’ll have a party.” So you’ve got to have both, real friends and casual friends.

3) Next on the list of a good life is your culture.

Your language, your music, the ceremonies, the traditions, the dress. All of that is so vitally important that you must keep it alive. In fact it is the uniqueness of all of us that when blended together brings vitality, energy, power, influence, uniqueness and rightness to the world.

4) Next is your spirituality.

It helps to form the foundation of the family that builds the nation. And make sure you study, practice and teach. Don’t be careless about the spiritual part of your nature, it’s what makes us who we are, different from animal, dogs, cats, birds and mice. Spirituality.

5) Next - here’s what my parents taught me… Don’t miss anything.

Don’t miss the game.
Don’t miss the performance,
don’t miss the movie,
don’t miss the show,
don’t miss the dance.

Go to everything you possibly can. Buy a ticket to everything you possibly can. Go see everything and experience all you possibly can. This has served me so well to this day. Just before my father died at age 93 if you were to call him at 10:30 or 11:00 at night, he wouldn’t be home. He was at the rodeo, he was watching the kids play softball, he was listening to the concert, he was at church, he was somewhere every night..

Live a vital life. Here’s one of the reasons why. If you live well, you will earn well. If you live well it will show in your face, it will show in the texture of your voice. There will be something unique and magical about you if you live well. It will infuse not only your personal life but also your business life. And it will give you a vitality nothing else can give.

6) Next are your family and the inner circle.

Invest in them and they’ll invest in you.
Inspire them and they’ll inspire you.
With your inner circle take care of the details.

When my father was still alive, I used to call him when I traveled. He’d have breakfast most every morning with the farmers. Little place called The Decoy Inn out in the country where we lived in Southwest Idaho. So Papa would go there and have breakfast and I’d call him just to give him a special day. Now if I was in Israel, I’d have to get up in the middle of the night, but it only took five minutes, ten minutes. So I’d call Papa and they’d bring him the phone. I’d say, “Papa I’m in Israel.” He’d say, “Israel! Son, how are things in Israel?” He’d talk real loud so everybody could hear - my son’s calling me from Israel. I’d say, “Papa last night they gave me a reception on the rooftop underneath the stars overlooking the Mediterranean.” He’d say, “Son, a reception on the rooftop underneath the stars overlooking the Mediterranean.” Now everybody knows the story. It only took 5 - 10 minutes, but what a special day for my father, age 93.

If a father walks out of the house and he can still feel his daughter’s kiss on his face all day, he’s a powerful man. If a husband walks out of the house and he can still feel the imprint of his wife’s arms around his body he’s invincible all day.

It’s the special stuff with the inner circle that makes you strong and powerful and influential. So don’t miss that opportunity.. Here’s the greatest value. The prophet said, “There are many virtues and values, but here’s the greatest, one person caring for another.” There is no greater value than love. Better to live in a tent on the beach with someone you love than to live in a mansion by yourself. One person caring for another, that’s one of life’s greatest expressions.

So make sure in your busy day to remember the true purpose and the reasons you do what you do. May you truly live the kind of life that will bring the fruit and rewards that you desire.

To Your Success,
Jim Rohn