“How to make 2015 Your Best Year By Going Beyond Your WHY”

Have you ever heard people say something like this:..

Focus on your Why, Or

What is your WHY…

And I have to admit I have said it myself when trying to help
people,to Focus on Their goals…

But I didn’t understand completely how this whole thing worked…

I didn’t really understand how it worked in the context of a goal setting exercise…

But this is why it was so confusing…

it’s because we tend to use it so much (like I Did) that we dilute the power the concept Has…

or we use it thinking that the other person understands what they are being told or asked…

we use it so much the its true purpose gets loss in the communication…

And As you know New Year Resolutions is Just around the
corner, and you are going to hear people get ready to set their goals for the YEAR…

as a Result you’ll hear “what’s Your Why”  a lot….

The Answers obviously will very from…

My family…

Money….

Time…

Freedom…

etc…

But I have studied this a lot…

and I have Found that if your goals are to be focus…

a better question to ask someone instead of the ‘WHY’ is
What do they really want…

What will this give them…

How will having the money the freedom, make them feel…

And Not worry about being to specific at the beginning, because what You
REALLY want is to find out the feelings you are going to get when
Accomplishing your goals….

When asked about your why…
is very easy To loose context…

Because the word WHY its-self is VAGUE…

And if you are like me your head will get block, get Chocked by the question and go hide somewhere…

I will go into overdrive by thinking all of the reason that are and CAN BE and the reasons of why not as well etc…

and I’m sure there are a lot of reasons or why’s that we carry around with us that
DON’T REALLY SERVE US anymore… and reasons you just haven’t figured out yet…

But When writing what you want, we tend to write freely of all of the things we truly want and why we want them at the same time…as well the real reasons behind that Want, That Desire, That Goal…

Here’s an example….

If you are thinking your to FAT…

And want to loose weight…
If you really think about it…

what you really want is to look cute, pretty, healthy, beautiful, you just want to look good…

Whatever that feeling is…

That’s what you are after…

You want to feel good…

You don’t want to be the subject of all of the Fat jokes…

you want to feel respected…

you want to feel as part of the group…

(this might sound harsh, but inside that is what we really feel…Embarrassed)

You want to feel proud…

you want to feel awesome, you want to feel healthy, you want to feel like someone
to be looked up as a role model…
and on and on…

So you see the Real Goal…

The End Goal in losing weight is the Feeling you’ll get from looking good…

So…

By Nurturing those feeling, getting clear, relive them on a daily basis, write them on your journal, blog, or Facebook post, because these are the feeling that will drive you to achieve your Goal.

 

That’s what I’m going to do this Year, That’s what will get me get my goals for 2014…

So let’s get to it…

What do you Want???

Happy New Year…

 

Gerardo LOPEZ

Why Does Depression Is Rampant IN Our Society, Why Are People So Unhappy…

Saddens me To think how so many people that Can make us Laugh through their art work, Are so Sad Inside…

looking for information on how to best write this post, I found a very old quote…

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. – Friedrich Nietzsche”

And it sounds so true…

That if we really look at who we are as human beings and really look at our existence, we are so meaningless, cosmic dust…

It was in this insignificant nothingness that God decided to express his greatness…

Because even if we think of ourselves as nothing we can experience so much joy and happiness and awareness of life…

I believe in God, and I believe that there is purpose for everyone here, I believe that purpose is what gives this, short existence, meaning.

So,

It saddens me to heard of people who have the power to bring so much joy to others suffer from such conditions as depression and anxiety…

Inside they are sad souls…

Today we lost a great actor and comic Robins Williams, one of my very favorites…

I’ve always admired his work, “Jumanji” “Good Will Hunting” “Mrs Doubtfire”…

I think I’ve watched everything that he was in…

I loved his craft, his jokes, and the man’s work overall…

there are no details or specifics as to how he die…

all we know is that he has committed suicide and that he had been suffering from severe depression…

A Lot of Comedians suffer from this condition…

Some Say that Smart and Depression go hand and hand.  I don’t know I would agree with that…

But That’s what Gets you… right…

When you hear the news that someone, you admire and that you consider that has it all, compared to everyone else decides to take their own life…

so,

Why could this be that comedians would suffer from depression…?

Stephen Fry suffered from depression…

Jim Carey suffered from depression…

Dave Letterman confesses that he takes a mild anti-depressant  

is it because they can only find happiness making other people laugh, but can not find happiness when alone….

or is it something that affects everybody because of the kind of world we live in…

I remember when I was Younger and was so depressed that I was almost killed by a car…

I was so sad, that my life had no meaning, I had no purpose, no social life,

I had been clean from drugs for five years, but felt so alone and destitute….

I wanted my life to have meaning, I wanted to be better, I wanted to be a different person,

I asked myself questions like:

What is this all for…

I am going to die a nobody…

I am alone…

I never really thought about killing myself because my religious beliefs…

But I wanted the second coming to happen right there and then…

I wanted the rapture to happen so all my sorrows be taken away…

(I’m of christian beliefs and this is what a christian beliefs, the second coming and the rapture)

But in a way…

I was thinking of a way out…

A way to stop the suffering.

I think That Faith and Educating Myself On What was Happening Saved Me…

Now I choose to focus on what I can do…

On what Is on my control…

I choose to focus on the positive things life has to offer…

There is enough negativity in the world already…

Now what we must do is enjoy the short life we have on this planet and create a legacy…

live a life worth remembering…

Gerardo G. LOPEZ

 

PS. our prayers go out to Mr. Robin Williams Family.

Step-1 To Killing Your 9-5 The Corner Stone of Your Foundation

You Start with your why…

One of the reason that I love working from home is because I want my freedom…

when I work from home, no one tells me what to do, no one is on my case about what I got to do and have done…

No one tells where I got to go or when I get to eat, or how many hours I got to work…

I work because I love what I do and I enjoy what I do very much…

I only answer to myself, and what I have set as schedule, so I can focus on the activities that bring me the income I need…

That is the why that got me started, and that is why that is keeping me going as well…

So, What is your why?

You got to start there…

now the real obvious one is, well, obvious right, is money…

you want to make some money because of your family, because of your work, because of your debts…

money is the real one…

And Ultimately that is what we want to get a lot of…

this is probably you decided to get involved in the making money online niche…

But if you look at it objectively it goes deeper then just having money…

I already mentioned some of the behind the scene why’s or reasons of why money is important…

1. mom and dad

2. family

2. freedom from the bondage of working for somebody else…

Right…?

it goes deeper, and is important that we focus on the behind the scene reasons more then just the money…

Your family and freedom are more powerful reasons to motivate you and push you to get what you want…

I ask you again… Do you Know Your Reasons?

For me at the beginning, when it was just me….

All I wanted to do was to own my business so I didn’t have to answer to anyone.

All of my life since I was twelve years old I was working for some one else and being told what to do what to think how to do things…

And one time It just clicked in me, that I had been working for most of my life and

what did I had to show for…?  Nothing…

It dawn on my that the dude who owns the system is the one calling all the shots…

I started reading books on how to run your own business, investing, I started listening to the infomercials on late televisions about real state “No Down Payments”

It wasn’t until I read “CashFlow Quadrant” that things started to make sense to me on how owning a business really work, and what it took to achieve it…

(more about that in future articles)

The point here is…

The dislike I had for my job was so strong that help me Go through the maze of info BS until things started to click…

Being Clear With Your why…

It Will help you to keep going when it gets tough…

It will keep you focus…

It will also remind you of what your vision is…

It will remind you as well of the pain, You are going through Now, and why You must Change…

This is why this is very important…

I am also aware that this topic has been over emphasize over and over…

It don’t matter what opportunity you join the topic of having a strong reason is the first one that comes up…

and it is for good reason too…

it is a corner stone of your long term success…

Here some basic questions to ask yourself
get a functional why for now…

You Want a Business… Why Do You want a Business?

What will it give you?

What will it help yo achieve?

If some of the answers come back as it will give me more time with family, Ask:

why is that important to you?

There is no rule of thumb that says get 4-5 reasons why….

Go as deep as you can…

tell yourself a story of what will happen if your why’s are met…

fill it up lots of picture words describing the places and feelings you will get

when reaching your goals, let that resourceful state drive you to get clear on what your reason for starting a Business for yourself.

Cheers

Gerardo G. LOPEZ

Step by Step Guide To Come Soon On how To Start Your Own Business Online

Is there a step by step guide for building a successful business online…?

I know there a lot of them out there already, some are really good and others seem to be very outdated and not working anymore…

There is a need to having a good guide to work off of…

and I think I can put one together here for you….

I’ve decided that I’m going to do a step by step guide for anybody to use Free and get started…

It will be in the form of articles daily…

I will Look at some of the problems people getting started are having and I’ll tackle it with an article…

Starting tomorrow I will be focusing on an outline to bring to you and I’ll also blog about the process I’m going through if there is something interesting to share I will do that as well.

I think is going to be good if you go If you go through the program and start getting results…

Here are some of the topics that I want to work on:

  • Mindset
  • frustrations
  • overwhelm
  • expectations
  • WordPress
  • websites
  • blogging
  • email marketing
  • building a list
  • followers
  • lead generation
  • producing your own product
  • selling other peoples products
  • empower network
  • ILN
  • business opportunities
  • paid marketing
  • free marketing

and many many more… I want to to as deep as I can on this so I don’t leave anything out…

It will be a huge project and I will probably have to go back and rewrite the articles as well so get clearer and more congruent hold on the message.

We Will Tackle Everything that could be stopping newbies to get started

That is the goal to help as many people as we can to get started with their business…

we will also look at different kinds of business models on the internet as well…

so this is just to keep you guys updated and what is coming…

Keep tuned in..

Cheers

Gerardo G. LOPEZ

 

Focus On your Strengths Not in your Weakness, If YOU Focus On What You Know Your Confidence Will Grow!

One of the problems that us introverted people got to deal with is, People haha…

I know that’s kind of a funny statement…

But is true…

This is why a lot of us internet marketers love this is industry…

First…

Most of the sales happen automatically, through a system where people in the comfort of their own homes all by themselves make a decision “To Buy or Not to Buy”.

I mean there is interaction with other human beings ,and being introvert does not mean some is shy or anti-social…

what it means is that we recharge differently we have to have time for ourselves, with one or two people at the most…

If a choice came up between going to a party or stay home…

we probably stay home…

and write an article on my blog, or email to my list, because that gives me joy…

Don’t get me wrong I like to party as much as anybody else, but I do it when proper to me, perhaps even plan ahead before going out…

It would never be spontaneous, If it were, it probably be because it was planned too… LOL

Secondly…

I think it makes me a better person, I get to learn stuff, I like, stuff that I consider important…

Am I saying that Non-introverts don’t…

I’m not saying that at all…

Extroverts, recharge by being with other people, they love the attention of others, etc..

and in our society this kind of personality tends to be widely excepted…

if you are introvert or extrovert has nothing to do with you being social or not.

I consider myself a social introvert, and I know people who are anti-social extroverts…

this is just the reality that we live in…

There is a really good talk you should watch is called the power of introverts

If someone’s told you that you are shy or ant-social or introvert you got to see this talk…

Susan Cain is awesome in this talk.

What does this has to do with business

Well, You got to know what your strengths are, and focus on working with them…

Because it will show in your content, in the way you communicate, and they way you show up.

I sometimes don’t feel like working on what is not my strength and when I do I think people can tell that I was not there 100%, I wasn’t present.

One of the other resources I recommend to people wanting to know where they in the personality spectrum is, http://www.16personalities.com/

Someone brought it up in a mastermind I’m in, really cool free resource.

 

Now What…

once you know your strengths and you know how you are everything will feel in place, your work will be more congruent with who you are and what you can do.

YOU want to add to the conversation?

Let me know in the comments below…

Cheers!

Gerardo G. LOPEZ

 

COME SEE, WHY SO MANY People ARE QUITTING the Empower Network Opportunity!

Why Are People Quitting Empower Network?

I was watching a video from a friend of mine and mentor, that taught me a lot about blogging, SEO, keyword research, etc…

I’d say that I’ve learned more from him, and reading his free content, than anybody I’ve studied with, and paid premium price for…

I’ve never seen anyone do so well in blogging as he did, and he was promoting empower network…

I believe that he made about $250,000, in one and half year he was in….

that’s a pretty chunk of Moola if you ask me, he never talked on the phone with anyone, most of his interaction was done through email, comments on his blog, and Facebook messaging…

Mostly what he wrote compelling content, and when people asked him a question he would have an article or video that explained whatever the question was and send them to read that post.

I’ve always admired him because his sincerity and truthfulness that he communicated…

But Here is What happened…

After working a lot and making his blog rank for every word related to empower network, and anything related to Network Marketing, mlm  and such…

He Just could not get people to duplicate…

He could not get people have same results…

In fact, he says, only a few people, less then 10, from his all business down-line in empower was able to make their money back…

So, After a year and 1/2, he just could not feel comfortable promoting something that he did not believe in anymore…

He felt that he was taking money away from people who he new were not going to duplicate his results…

My Thoughts on this…

I still think empower network is a good company the training it gives people is awesome, but not only that…

If you join a good team, like the prosperity team, or big idea mastermind (these are the only two I’m familiar with that I think provide great training as well) you get added training that is much needed as your learning…

yet that still doesn’t guaranteed results, but if you are starting… empower network has the community that you need to start working on your business…

As a business opportunity I feel Empower Network is seen just like any other network marketing company, and if you ever tried to sell your friends and family, herbalife or any other opportunity you know it is difficult to get people to join your team…

Why?

it is a fact that 98% of the people who join any MLM, don’t make it…

Why?

Well, in some cases people don’t know what to do….

In some other cases they do know what to do but they have very little social proof, No pictures with big checks, no bank account screen shots that show how much money they etc.

Even though doing this is a violation of terms and conditions in most companies, people still do it.

And What happens then…

New People prefer to join the big guns, The Leaders that Have the big checks, The Bank Account, The Cars, The house…

They are not interested in joining little old you, who has no results, who has no checks, no tangible results to show for…

You see, You do all the promotions and marketing about your business opportunity, but your lead prefers to join with some that has the credentials, the Record…

I’ve seen it time and time again…

and this is why my friend here, (my mentor) was having results people were by passing his team and Joining him instead of those who brought them in…

I know…

Sad….

I started with Empower Network

And I still promote it, but not as an opportunity but as a great tool to get started…

If you have trouble, setting up your blog, for 25 dollars a month you can have one from the empower network platform…

If you ever lack coming up with ideas to fill your blog with content, the Inner Circle product is great for this…

and all of the other products as well…

But i say this…

Is not for everybody…

Is not for the faint of heart…

So, if you join beware of what I share here,  because you could become just another statistic…

Don’t…!

That is why I promote, Having control of your own business…

Create a business that is sustainable and a long term plan…

Ok…

Leave your comments Below Let me KNOW what you think…

Cheers!

Gerardo G. LOPEZ

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ANGER does NOT Solve ANYTHING, It Builds nothing, BUT It CAN DESTROY Everything…

IWas So frustrated Today…

Just so you know…
I own a business Building Service Business here where I live….

And this morning I got a call from one of the cleaners telling me that there is added work,
That the client has requested more work for them to do and she was not going to do it.

She’s going on, and on, that it was not in the agreement, I’m not going to do it…
(and she was actually shouting on the phone having a severely distressing event)

And I’m like what!!? :0

A little confused because of the shouting I could not understand all of she was saying….
I tried calming her down, but she would not budge….

So what did I do…

I hanged up on her…
Yep…
I did…

Why?

Well, when you do any kind of business, be it online or offline You cannot go off the rails
like that…

Is not very productive…

Is not very pleasant…

Is not a good way of doing business at all…

She calls me back a few minutes later and I say…

Before you say anything else…

I need to explain what will happen if you start shouting again…

I’ll hang up on you again OK.

But let me tell you why…

Whatever the problem is…

It isn’t worth you or me getting all upset about…

The worst that can happen is, I pay you extra for the work that you are doing…

She was a little shock at first when I said that…

But that is what she wanted, she wanted an increase.

JUST As I said on one of my other previous emails…

People sometimes don’t know..

How to communicate what it is that they want, and resort to Anger, Rage, to communicate what they really want.

You see she was so focused on the problem, that she ignored all other tools at her disposal.
If there is a problem You must focus on it just enough to be aware of it and the rest of the time You Focus on how to resolve it.

So this is what we did…

She will be compensated for the extra work she did, that simple.

And that brings me to another point…

Everyone of my employees is aware of the power of owning your own business… when I make it a point to talk with them about entrepreneurship, and it amazes me that no one takes the initiative to take control of their own economic destinies…

We are so programmed to be told what to do, that it’s just easier…

One book I recommend they read ( you can do the same) is the “CashFlow Quadrant”,

This book is very easy to read, and it explains in detail why some people prefer to be employees while others take the route of the entrepreneur.

You got to take the risk, to learn How to run your own empire, you don’t want to be at the end of your life, drowning in debt, frustrated, and living a life full of regrets…

We only have so much time to live…

There is no need to spend our time angry or full of rage just because we don’t get what want.

Let’s learn to go get it for ourselves and let go of entitle mentality.

We need to take plunge at some point…

So Go Here and register www.7FigureMasters.com so we can stop being victims of our circumstances…

and take ownership of our economic situation.

That’s it for today, till tomorrow….

Cheers!

Gerardo G. LOPEZ

I’m In my Late 20’s Am I To Late To Make Money Online? – hahaha… This Question Makes me Laugh :)

AGE Has Nothing to do With it…

20’s 30’s 50’s or whatever…

Is more a matter of commitment to success, is more about willing to put in…

Is more about being good at learning fast…

I have a client that is in 60’s and has no problem picking up things fast and implements it quickly too and has gotten phenomenal results…

When we started working together all he wanted to do was to have a website where he could blog and share his experience in how he helped people start their business…

He specialize on working with immigrants, people who were new to the country that had a challenge because of language barriers.

He would help people go to the right government information, the right financial aid agencies and help them every step of the way from developing their business concept, to choosing a name, incorporating and launching people business dreams.

But he had no idea how to bring this, he was so good at to the online world. (online is where is at now in terms of making money)

we set-up his website, started generating traffic, he loved twitter focused on that and has now about 100,000 followers, and has now gone to become a published author.

Just as I said…

Age has nothing to do with it.

If you have the desire and passion…

A strong enough reasons…

Not just the… I want to make a lot of money and that’s it.

It has to be a reason that is transcends your monetary needs, (i.e. help immigrants take their first step in to entrepreneurship) only then you too can succeed.

Fraser MacDonald…

Is one of the leaders in the 7figureMasters internet life style mastermind…
he is only 23 years old, and I knew of him when he had nothing…

We were both involved in another company the we were both promoting at the time, and I remember him being confused and annoyed and angry because he couldn’t understand what he needed to do…

his pain was so much that he decided to Quit…

Now we are both involved in the same company just to see him dominating and being on the leader-board at the internet life style network.

he finally got it, did not give up, his doing so well that his father who wasn’t supportive before has now joined his team and is part of our Facebook mastermind.

hear what Vincent Ortega says about him here: www.7FigureMasters.com

If you are in your 20s or 60s, It Don’t Matter…

Is about how bad you want it…

Fraser wanted a life of adventure and help his dad, his reasons pushed him to achieve what he needed even when his father wasn’t supportive at first.

and you may have someone who thinks you are crazy for thinking outside the box for wanting to be free financially…

if that is the case…

Sometimes is best to do your own thing, join the right support, and commit to succeed.

Cheers!

Gerardo G. LOPEZ

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MY Top10 Greatest Marketing Courses and Products

A subscriber asks:

Gerardo, what are your
top 10 recommended
marketing resources?”

Hmmm…

I have listen, read, and watch a whole bunch of training, and have bought almost everything under the sun that relates to marketing….

I really needed to think about this one…

I really to think well about which ones will make it on the list…

there were a lot of them I enjoyed in terms of content, presentation, and delivery…

and a lot of them that were copies of real good ones, but complemented the content and brought better insights to the subject matter…

So,

Here’s  what I came up with:

“Ask and ye shalt receive”

In my opinion, the list below contains the My top 10 marketing courses/products.

If they would be your top ten I don’t Know; because “BEST” is subjective and different for everyone.

But these ones are the one I have enjoyed the most and I continually study to keep the important concepts fresh and have appealed to my personal learning style.

Anyway, here’s the list:

1.  Tony Robbins & Chet Holmes “Ultimate Business Mastery System”

2.  Jeff Walker’s “Launch your list”

3.  Eben Pagan’s “Altitude”

4.  Andre Chaperon’s “Auto-responder Madness”

5.  Curt Mally’s “Social Media Ad Genius”

6.  Gary Halbert’s “The Gary Halbert Letter” issues (all of them)

7.  Frank Kern’s “Mass Conversion”

8.  John Carlton’s “Kick Ass Copywriting Secrets” course

9.  Empower Network “15K Formula”

10. 7-Figure Masters-Internet Life’s Style

 I consider these to be the BEST in my humble (but accurate) opinion… Aside from having a coach that will walk you through by the hand…

And show you everything without reservation, this list above is enough, a great start for anyone getting started.

Let me know in the comments what you think…

Cheers!

Gerardo G. LOPEZ

PS. If you are serious about Having the Right support and Make Money Online without the confusion/ or breaking the bank…

Check out www.7FigureMasters.com

A Dance Battle That Will Make YOU Smile ! :)

This looks Like the street I grow up in…
though we never do any dance battle but we did have some fun…

and these kids really remind me of what happiness looks like…

Enjoy…

Like and share…

Gerardo G. LOPEZ