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Monday, July 18, 2016

How you will fail with Organo Gold

I’ve been in this industry since the 1980's and something that has always frustrated me was how marketers pitch you the latest and greatest opportunity.  It’s always fun when they lead with things like…. “You can make so much money with this!” or “I’m joining under a top leader and if you join, you’ll be rich!”

Of course, being the annoying little business person I am, I usually come back to them with things like “Well, what has the product done for you?”  Which of course gets me a few blank stares and then an awkward moment of silence. Followed by….

“Who cares what it does or what's in it, it can make you rich!”

Ah, ‘affiliate and network’ marketers… always ruining such a good thing.  Well, that's my opinion, anyway.  If it works for you, then great.

Here’s the kicker and a huge nugget if you are thinking about getting involved in any business opportunity (online or off):  If you do not USE the product and benefit from it directly, don’t join it. If the sole reason you are promoting the product is to make money, don’t promote it.

It’s funny, but I've been involved with Organo Gold for more than 3 years. I’ve never once mentioned the ‘business opportunity’ to people I meet because frankly, it’s not why I drink their coffees and tea. Crazy concept huh - actually USING something you buy?  People see me drinking it and sometimes ask about it.  Then I just give them some samples and tell them it's a business that I'm part of.  If they show any interest, I just invite them to watch the DVD presentation that explains everything.  Also, this blog links to an instructional page that contains everything needed on the business side of things.

Just remember, if the next opportunity you are thinking of joining pressures you with comments like ‘you can make a lot’ and ‘join now or else you will lose out... then run, don’t walk away! This industry has seen leeches of all sorts come in and take people’s hard earned money with the promises of instant riches and million dollar dreams. Truth is, the quickest way to make money online is to take your time and be consistent.

It's nothing sexy (I know), and it's not the answer people wanna' hear... but it’s the truth.

Love the product, be the product and believe in the product or service.  Don’t just join something cause you can ‘make a buck’.  It'll never work because no one will believe you.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The definition of a leader

The founder of Organo Gold, Shane Moran, was asked to describe the traits a leader. 

Here's what he said...

"One of the most important traits is doing what you say you’re going to do.  Sometimes distributors are so excited they can’t stop talking and they exaggerate.  That’s not leadership."

"We try to instill that if you say you’re going to do something, you get it done, even if it hurts.  If you say you’re going to read a chapter of Think and Grow Rich every day, then read it.  We are developing leaders who are thinking carefully before they speak.  'I’m going to bring ten people to my house on Monday.'  Well, you better call forty so ten people show up."

"Next, make sure you have a definite purpose, use your imagination to develop a clear vision and take personal initiative.  This all comes down to the principles Napoleon Hill put forth in 1937.  Our distributors read about them and learn them by practicing them.  Time goes by and next thing they know, others are calling them leaders."

"Leadership is based on accountability in its simplest form.  Too many people come into this business wanting to know the most advanced tricks and fanciest systems.  We say that our most advanced system is the simplest.  Master the basics and you’ll become an expert in any company you work with."

"What is the most important success principle you will learn from Napoleon Hill?  We call it GEM, short for Going the Extra Mile.  It is the action of rendering more and better service than what you are presently compensated for.  It is a fundamental principle that can be applied in every business and all aspects of life.  The Universal Law neither permits any living thing to get something for nothing nor allows any form of labor to go unrewarded.  When you go the extra mile, the Law of Compensation always rewards you, sooner or later."

"What all great leaders have in common is that they initially give much more in services, time, and energy than they are paid for - and they do it with a positive mental attitude.  The majority of people fail to practice this one fundamental habit and therefore miss out on the tremendous benefits that come with it.  If you want your organization to grow quickly, learn this principle first by studying this habit in others.  Then, take action by developing your reputation as someone who always finds ways to go the extra mile: make the extra call, invite the extra guest, conduct the extra coffee-and-jazz mixer, add an extra customer, and so on.  The most difficult part is that in the beginning, you will feel you are not being rewarded for your extra effort.  However,if you stay committed and develop the habit of going the extra mile, it will lead to profits far beyond what you believed were possible."

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Success secrets from the guy on the 100 dollar bill

We all know Ben Franklin for being the guy with the kite & key lightning experiment (as the story goes) and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.  Old Ben was also quite a diplomat and possessed a certain skill set for making friends and influencing people.

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Ben Franklin

Have you ever noticed that those who have 'a way with people' seem to get more of the results they want, and are able to do so in such a way that everyone involved feels like a winner?  That’s important because if you get what you want by lying and cheating, you're going to damage your reputation - perhaps beyond repair.

Typically, however, this 'way with people' is not as natural as it looks - but rather is learned.  It's not entirely natural and it takes practice.

In his book, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Other Writings, the inventor and statesman tells of an incident with a man who opposed his being re-chosen as Clerk of the General Assembly of the Pennsylvania House.

Although he did manage to keep the office, Ben knew that this person, whom he described as “a gentleman of fortune and education with talents that were likely to give him, in time, great influence in the House,” could be trouble later on. He aimed to insure that didn’t happen by “making, of an enemy, a friend.”

Let’s let Ben tell us how he did it:

“I did not, however, aim at gaining his favour by paying any servile respect to him, but after some time took this other method. Having heard that he had in his library a certain very scarce and curious book, I wrote a note to him expressing my desire of perusing that book and requesting he would do me the favour of lending it to me for a few days.

“He sent it immediately – and I returned it in about a week with another note expressing strongly my sense of the favour. When we next met in the House, he spoke to me (which he had never done before), and with great civility. And he ever afterward manifested a readiness to serve me on all occasions, so that we became great friends, and our friendship continued to his death.

”This is another instance of the truth of an old maxim I had learned, which says, ‘He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another than he whom you yourself have obliged.’ And it shows how much more profitable it is prudently to remove, than to resent, return, and continue inimical proceedings.”

Understand that both ways work (giving first and receiving first); it’s just a matter of judging the method that will work best depending upon both the situation and the other person involved.  Either way, what Ben said in his final sentence makes a whole lot of sense. To paraphrase: “We’re better off making a friend than keeping an enemy.”

While influence itself is simply the ability to move a person (or persons) to a desired action, to the degree you can do that while helping the other person to feel good about themselves, about the situation, and about you, that’s the degree that you will find yourself obtaining buy-in and commitment on an ongoing, consistent, and even predictable basis.

And that is – what I call – Ultimate Influence.  It will serve you well in whatever you do in life... even if it's starting an Organo Gold home business.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

This is why we get paid 24/7 in Organo Gold

You don't have to 'sell' it.  Just pass out samples and follow-up.  It's really pretty much that simple.  One thing that I've noticed people doing is making this business way too complicated.

Remember:  'It's Easy.  It's Simple.  It's Coffee.'

To quote The Red Hot Chili Peppers:

Give it away,
Give it away,
Give it away,
Give it away now...

Do that. A lot. You'll get rich.  (Even drug dealers know this!)


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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Is coffee really the right product for a home business?

Why wouldn't it be?  Second only to water, it's the most popular beverage on earth.  In fact, it's in such high demand that there's about to be a shortage of the premium brands soon.

A coffee shortage is inevitable (and could be here within three to five years) due to soaring consumption.  That's because coffee shops are springing up everywhere and they are hugely popular.  The 'problem' is that people's tastes are being refined and they are searching for higher quality coffee.  There's nothing wrong with that, but the very best coffee beans aren't harvested from massive farms.

High quality coffee tends to be made from arabica, which is grown at very high altitudes on farms that are often less than a hectare in size and have low yields.   It's more of a designer product, and these small, fragmented farms are dotted all around Latin America and Ethiopia.

Americans and Europeans are (more and more) becoming coffee connoisseurs – and like fine wine, people want to learn about how it's made and what to drink.  That's great, but expect prices to start rising soon.  It's the law of supply and demand.

Unlike with wine or other high value commodities (where you can get your price), coffee growers are living in poor regions in the tropics and they take what they can get.  Coffee prices, in real terms, haven’t gone up in years so it is becoming less worthy of farmers' time to grow coffee.  That's going to change, though.

So what does all this mean?

1)  Demand is stronger than ever and continues to grow.

2)  You don't have to buy a commercial lot, build a coffee shop and hire staff to have your own coffee business.  You can do it all from home with Organo Gold premium coffee (and tea).


To become a part of the Organo Gold family today, and start down the road to financial freedom, simply click HERE.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Can drinking coffee improve your health?

It seems likely.  Apparently drinking 3-4 cups a day (regular or decaf) could help you live longer - perhaps quite a bit longer.

The truth is that no one is really sure why this is so.  There's a certain amount of mystery surrounding why coffee does what it does, regarding the measurable health benefits of its consumption.  However, it's becoming a more and more agreed upon fact that the more of it your drink, the better off you are from a health standpoint.

The bottom line is that the more you drink, the longer you'll live.

In a 2012 mortality study of 400,000 people printed in The New England Journal of Medicine, coffee drinkers had between 6 and 16 percent fewer deaths.  Likewise, in a Japanese study printed in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, coffee drinkers were 24 percent less likely to die during a 19-year follow-up.

The ideal amount appears to be about three to four cups a day of regular or decaf, but one study involving six cups a day saw a 33 percent reduction in diabetes diagnoses.  Other maladies positively affected by coffee include liver cancers, fatty livers, alcoholic liver disease, heart disease, stroke, depression, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's. 

We call Organo Gold a 'healthy coffee' because all of our coffee flavors are infused with the (tasteless and odorless) 'King of Herbs', Ganoderma.  So if you're going to drink coffee for your health, why not go all the way and switch to Organo Gold?  Your body will thank you... and you can even make a profitable business out of it.


To become a part of the Organo Gold family today, and start down the road to financial freedom, simply click HERE.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Avoiding germs and bacteria: another advantage of Organo Gold coffee

As of this writing, I still work in a hospital part-time.  Because I get there quite early (and am sometimes there at night), I always carry my coffee with me.  Since most of Organo Gold's coffee types and flavors come in small, pre-brewed packages (or 'satchets'), it's very convenient to keep a few in the pockets of my scrubs.

Another reason for this is germs and pathogenic bacteria.  Hospitals are swarming with both.  My department (radiology) has a break-room with a coffee pot.  Unless you personally wash it, there's no way to know when the last time anyone else did that either.

The fact is that bacteria loves coffee almost as much as office workers do.  There can be close to 70 different strains in the machine's drip tray, inside the pot or on its handle.  When it contacts your hand, then it's going to be on the donut that you brought with you as well.

Now that coffee pot in the break-room isn't going to be as hideously toxic as that dishwashing sponge in the sink, but it's still a warm and wet environment - the kind in which bacteria thrive.

So what's the solution?  I've already said it.  Bring your own coffee and (of course) share it with others!


To become a part of the Organo Gold family today, and start down the road to financial freedom, simply click HERE.