Monthly Archives: January 2013

My little army of devoted followers!

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My business mobile rings off the hook some days and It’s usually someone who has been scouring the net looking for online businesses to get them to sign up to their business. You know.. “I’m from so and so and I would like to ask you if you would like to become a successful business online by using our specific marketing tool..”

 

Oh, give me a break.. I just say “No thank you, I have my marketing covered” 

They really annoy me. If I wanted a company to take over my marketing I would get one.

I have a great little army of devoted followers for My Plan and ok, I don’t advertise much but I don’t really want to and I don’t really need to. My book sells itself.. Word of mouth is wonderful. People tell others how they like something and it goes from there. I don’t want to shove it in people’s faces. How annoying is that?  I do however make mention of it on facebook and twitter and let it go from there so that’s about it. I sell my book all over the world so why would I want another company to market it for me?? Nope!

If you’re going to pester me with phone calls trying to sell my something or sign me up for something then please don’t bother. I like it the way it is…

I do however, love to chat to my customers so feel free to call.

The ones who search the internet for something which works and finally find it are the ones who are successful. Not the ones who have it shoved in their faces with exciting phrases and unreal claims.. They’re the ones who don’t succeed. I’ve given my book away to quite a lot of people and found the majority of them weren’t ready to do it.. They have to want to do it. No coercing will convince them.. all the fancy words and claims and guarantees are so false and so misleading.. It’s quite upsetting to read and hear them.. But that’s the way of the world.. Misleading people with exciting claims and misrepresentations of products and services. Do your homework and look into these things before you go ahead..

Here’s a good example of one of these ridiculous claims..

“I guarantee you, you will lose 5 kg in the first week of using …. product” 

Heard that before?  These companies rely on selling one weeks or months worth of their product. They know how difficult their product is to stay on but as long as they get their money they’re happy, but you’re not.  Another claim I find unbelievable is the word “Appears”  They will even give you your money back if you don’t lose it.. Try getting this lot on the phone…

This word “Appears” is not based on fact but it’s a subjective word. “Gives the appearance of 25 kg of lost weight in 2 weeks”  Don’t believe it..  It only appears but it has a psychological effect. Say that word enough times and people will believe it..

Now if they said.  “You will lose 25 kg in weight in 2 weeks, then it’s worth trying.. They have made a statement they have to stick to and show proof..

“Appearance” just means if it doesn’t work for you then you are in the 15% category of people who don’t apply for whatever reason.

Advertising is a tricky thing and you need to get the facts, not be fooled.

This is why I make no outrageous claims.. You see, I don’t know if you are going to stick to My Plan.. I do know, I lost nearly 30 kg in about 8 weeks. Believe it or not but I  promise you.. I did!     I couldn’t believe it either. Each day I would find more and more weight had dropped off but I did work at it, although maybe not as much as I do now. Only a few minutes of exercise each day.. Some days less than others but nothing too extreme that’s why I say anyone of any age can do it.. You not going to wear yourself out!

 Well, that’s my bit for the day… Have a great one!

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“Sheen’s Act of Kindness”

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I read the Sunday mail today. Yes it was a couple of days late but at least I had a few minutes to get through it without interruptions..

On the top left hand corner of the right page was a small article about Charlie Sheen and his generosity towards a mother who lost a son. The young man was a paparazzi following Justin Beiber in Los Angeles. He was taking pics of JB and was run down and hit by an SUV and later died in hospital. Very sad ending to a young life..

 

Well, Charlie Sheen heard about it and wrote a cheque for $15,000 and sent  to the mother of the victim to help pay for his funeral.  This is a selfless act of kindness. There aren’t too many people in this world who would think about doing something like this especially the ones who do have money to burn.  How generous of him. How kind. Charlie might be a ‘Bad boy’ for whatever reason but you have to hand it to him.. He does have a very big heart and he was so touched by this event he had to do something.  When money is so scarce, he helped a desperately sad woman to bury her beloved son. The public already love him but this has raised him and his profile to a brand new height.

Good for you Charlie.. Wish there were more like you. What a bloody marvelous world this would be if there were  xxx