Month: January 2016
Why is it the best time to become an Entrepreneur? Because it sounds fancy and it’s the cool thing right now, duh.. WRONG! It’s because right now in this very moment we are so closely connected than ever before! Right now, writing this in Ohio, if someone challenged me to become best friend’s with someone over in Beijing, China. I could, very easily. The people that figure out how to utilize the internet as a tool to create a steady income right now are going to have it made in say, 5 to 10 years. Why’s that? Well, it only makes sense. All eyes are always on the internet. Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, InstaGram, WordPress, Tumblr, etc. No one looks at billboards anymore, no one watches commercials anymore. In 5-10 years we probably won’t even have TVs anymore. Everything will (or should) be set up through one big main computer in the living room. Just my opinion though. Heck I bet more than half of you barely watch TV right now anyways. We can just get on Netflix and roll through a whole season of Prison Break in 1 day.
People need to get with the times. It’s 2016 ya’ll!! It’s the age of information and information is power! Unfortunately, it’s also the age if ignorance and most people don’t like change. But the worlds about to change FAST, don’t get left behind!
Also, who likes to be told what they’re worth? You, my friend, are worth $13.75 an hour. You, my friend, are working to survive and pay the bills. If you are working a job just to pay your bills, support your family, and put food on the table you really need to listen closely. Heck, all of you need to listen closely.
There’s no doubt about it $20 today isn’t what $20 was in the 90s. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Our economy is rigged. People do not have an equal opportunity to make it towards the top. Or so we have been brought up to think at least… just hear me out.
You ever hear of the Federal Reserve? You ever hear of a Pyramid Scheme? The definition of a Pyramid Scheme on Webster’s is this: a dishonest and usually illegal business in which many people are persuaded to invest their money and the money of later investors is used to pay the people who invested first. Hmm.. Well, the Federal Reserve should be illegal but since it’s the biggest Pyramid Scheme of all time and basically runs the whole planet it’s not. We invest “fake” money into stocks, banks, houses, etc. Playing this make pretend game that the extremely wealthy have created. It’s just an exchange of cash from one person to the other without a tangible product such as gold or silver to back it. Crazy right?
Now why in the heck did I just bring all this up? Because to play the game, you have to know the game. People are finally waking up to the fact that, yes, this is a game and most of us are just the pawns in a chess match.
So, what’s the solution? Become an Entrepreneur. Become self-sufficient. Create your own Economy.
Lucky for all of us there’s this Industry that has already been dubbed The Business of the 21st Century. That Industry is Network Marketing.
Woah! You mean one of those pyramid things? You seriously better have not asked that question after just reading about the Federal Reserve! haha 🙂
Let’s dabble around the idea that it is a pyramid scheme for a second though. If the Federal Reserve is a privately owned business and they own over half of the world wouldn’t it be a pretty damn good idea to join one of these pyramid things?
In my opinion they’re not though, for these reasons. 1) We are vacating the corporate slave cycle. 2) We are putting money into people’s pockets who actually need the money and care about THE PEOPLE. 3) We actually sell a tangible product. This isn’t just a flow of cash from one investor to the other. 4) You get paid for what you’re actually worth. Not just what someone decides you are worth. 5) You don’t have to go to college just to end up with more debt than you can handle. Honestly, there’s so many reasons why/how Social Network Marketing could level out the playing field in our economy to the rest of the 97% of us but I’m going to leave it at that for now.
Sure, it’s shaped like a pyramid but so is our economy. Learn to play the game my friend, you won’t regret it.
If you would like to learn how to break free from those chains from me and take control over your financial situation. I teach multiple ways of how to create an income online just send me a message on one of the accounts below. You can’t afford not to hear me out. Much love, Quinn.
Billionaire Under Armour founder Kevin Plank aims for nothing less than having his company become the US leader in sports apparel and equipment.
Under Armour is expected to report another successful year, with $3.91 billion in estimated 2015 revenue, up 27% from 2014, and $408 million in profit, up 15%, according to the Motley Fool.
But it was a lesson he learned when he was at the absolute bottom, with a product prototype and not a dime to his name, that has helped drive him through any hurdle.
Plank launched Under Armour with its flagship synthetic fiber athletic shirt in 1996 with his $16,000 in life savings. After he and his friend, and now Under Armour CMO, Kip Fulks found some collegiate customers, he partnered with a textile source and manufacturer to get the business going.
Plank soon found himself with $3,500 to his name and $6,000 of bills that needed to be paid. In what seemed like a good idea at the time, he took all but $100 out of the bank and headed over to Atlantic City to gamble. He lost every cent.
Plank found himself on his way home to Maryland from Atlantic City, stopped at the toll booth of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, begging for mercy from the toll operator. “It was the single worst moment of my life, having to face that poor toll booth operator, waiting for her two dollars,” he told “Shark Tank” investor Daymond John for Johns’ new book “The Power of Broke.”
“I was so broke, I couldn’t even check for loose change in the ashtray, in the seat cushions,” Plank said.
He told John that he couldn’t keep himself from crying. The whole experience stands out in his memory, however, because of what happened next.
A day after his blackjack trip, Plank dropped by his mom’s house for dinner. He told her the business was going great, but he was thinking that he’d just made the biggest mistake of his life.
After eating, he went to the post office to check the P.O. box he was using for Under Armour, and inside was a $7,500 check from the Georgia Institute of Technology — the athletic director had owed him the payment for awhile, but Plank didn’t expect to get it in time to cover his own bills.
As he told Men’s Journal about the moment in 2013, “That was the last time I doubted the company.” He told himself, “Wipe the tears away, stand up, be a man, run your business, find a way.”
It taught him two fundamental lessons that he continues to pass onto new entrepreneurs: Don’t blame forces outside of your control for misfortune, and tough it out in the early days rather than taking on investments and giving away equity.
He’s taken his optimistic view to Under Armour’s global team, as well. “Everywhere you go, you hear people talk about how the world is falling apart,” he told John. “Everybody is an expert. But at Under Armour, I want people to control what they can control. Leave the pontificating to everyone else. Leave all that negative talk to everyone else.”