When does the System take over?

May 27, 2009 at 1:57 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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I’ve said this many times before, and I’ll say it once again:

Either you will have a SYSTEM, or the SYSTEM will have you. Period.

What do I mean by that?

Well, let’s just step back for a second and remember the “good old days”…

“Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.”

(Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here”)

You had a stable job, a nice house, a lot of money in the bank. More importantly, you had a credit line, a family to support you, and a lot of money in RRSPs stashed away for a “rainy day”, so to speak…

You’ve been living “large”. You’ve been throwing parties for friends and relatives and you thought that the well you were so used to, the one you’ve been drinking  out of for so long would never ever go away, it would never dry out, not in a million years…

Ta-damm-tamm-ta-damm! Ta-damm-tamm-ta-damm!

Now WHO would have thought that THIS could happen???

A year is 2008. Recession comes.

You lose your well-paying job. You’ve used your credit line, your family turns away from you, all your RRSPs are cashed out and your so called “friends” stop returning your calls all of a sudden…Even worse – they pretend that they don’t even know you, as if they never even attended those lavish parties that you’ve been throwing together for them – they act like you don’t even exist to them any more…They prefer to just ignore you and stay away from you…Out of sight, out of mind, so to speak…

Have you ever been there, my friend?

“Now there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.”

(Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here”)

So my question to you is this: what do you do when you feel like the System has completely, totally and entirely failed you?

What do you do when you’re running out of options as we speak?

3 things can happen at this point:

1) Some people choose to live in denial.  They pretend that it’s not even happening to them, they prefer to ignore the System. Until the System comes knocking at their door…

Ta-damm-tamm-ta-damm! Ta-damm-tamm-ta-damm!

Can you ignore the system when it already came after you? No, seriously – can you?

2) Some people try to “get back on their feet”. Unfortunately, it involves asking the System to carry you through the difficult times, and these folks realize what needs to happen. They are not looking for “handouts” per se, they just need the System to “bail them out” of their misery, so to speak.

Just make a wish, and the System appears! But the price to pay is enslavement. You don’t want to get back on track this way, trust me! Because the System will never let you out without a sacrifice. And that can be your whole life at stake, and your well-being, too…

3) …And then there’s YOU. The prophets, the rebels, the crazy ones, the reformers. Those who carve out their own destiny. Those who develop their own System, their own Model of Being, and make others aware and then make them join their Vision. So it goes somewhat like that:

“Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
rode on the steel breeze.
Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!”

(Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here”)

You are the ones I seek. You are the ones I hope for. You are the ones I rely upon.

I know you’re out there. If you are reading this – you know that I’m talking to you. It’s time to wake up. It’s time to raise from the ashes, time to grab the bull by the horns and create your own future.

Ta-damm-tamm-ta-damm! Ta-damm-tamm-ta-damm!

The System will not stand a chance against you. You will be the ones that matter. You will be the ones that go forth, strike forward, and create the future that you want.

We are here for you.

Join us now. We are here to help you become what you want to become, to create prosperity that you rightfully deserve.

All you need to do is ask:

www.GEANetwork.com

Why come to Port Credit

May 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Music video about why you should come to Port Credit in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 

Are you a “Me, too” person?

May 21, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

me too "Me too!", an internet cultural phenomenon during the early and mid-1990s on Usenet, a massive distributed bulletin board system, in which a request by one user for information would prompt many others to ask to receive the information by posting the phrase "Me, too!" – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Success is a journey – not an event.

But when does one become successful? I think it’s when you stop being a “me, too” person.

I will explain. Suppose you decide to go shopping this morning. As human beings we are very social animals. We love to be with other people and do things with other people. So you go to the shopping mall, or the grocery store, or a supermarket. There you see a lot of people buying the same groceries, standing in the same line, chatting with one another about the same problems and challenges of our day to day lives. And maybe you even feel good about being a “me, too” person, and that’s ok because again – this is just human nature.

But what if tomorrow when you run out of groceries you resist the temptation of doing things the same way again? What if you don’t go to the shopping mall, or a grocery store, and instead decide to buy everything “in bulk” from a network of wholesalers? Do you think you would have to stand in line, like a “me, too” person, see the same people you see every day and talk about the same problems with them?

Of course not, you will be away from all that, and you can enjoy totally different price margins, let alone totally different lifestyle!

That’s what I’m talking about! That’s why the first step in business is to see what everyone else in your business is doing – and then make a conscious decision that YOU will be doing it differently.

Why is it important?

Because if your “sweet spot” is where everyone else’s “sweet spot” is – you have to be different, be very creative and resourceful, in order to succeed. In fact, it is very dangerous to be a “Me, too” person in business – that’s not how you win! You have to do things differently, in order to achieve different results.

Not mediocre results of a “me, too” person. But outstanding results with a really successful person.

How do you do it?

Well, exactly as I said to you earlier – you have to decide one morning that you want to be different. So it starts with the decision, but where do you take it from there?

This is where it gets tricky. You see, a “me, too” person has a “tunnel vision”. It means that he or she only sees one outcome of one action. There’s nothing wrong with that, by the way, it works really well for some people I know. Especially in sports – when you absolutely must keep an eye on the ball, so to speak, in order to succeed, practice and achieve great results?

But what if you are a consulting firm owner? If your job is to provide consulting services to many clients – when do you think you ACTUALLY make money?

When you send an invoice to the client? When you’re receiving a cheque from them?

Wrong!

Maybe when you find the best resource, or the best solution for them? Close, but still wrong!

No, you make money sooner, way sooner than that! It’s when you come up with a winning strategy – that’s when!

I like the term “Strategic Alliances”. Do you know why?

For 2 reasons.

Reason # 1 is that it gives you the order of how you should develop your business if you want to be successful. The order lies in the term itself:

“Strategic” is # 1 thing to do. “Alliances” is # 2 thing to do”

In other words, we’ve already talked about strategy – so this is where you start. It’s # 1.

But # 2 thing you should start with when you’re building a successful business is building alliances with people whose businesses can complement yours, so that you could eventually be able to offer more to your customers – do you see what I mean?

If you you can deliver more to your customers through the “magic power” of strategic alliances – you no longer have to worry about your survival and you can start focusing on your prosperity. Isn’t it why we all wanted to have our own businesses after all?

So if your supplier goes down – you no longer have to worry! If your biggest clients goes out the door – you won’t even flinch. You know that you can leverage your partners’ customers through strategic alliances, and deliver your services to them, too!

So this is how you build a successful business, the one that becomes profitable fast, and the one that stays profitable for as long as you are in business.

Stop working for free!

May 10, 2009 at 5:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Val Slastnikov

Some of you know me for awhile now. And you know how passionate I am about the idea of a “Free Enterprise.”

In general, the idea is great. I enjoy all kinds of benefits from it: it allows me to live where I want, do whatever I want, say whatever I want and practice any religion that I choose to practice.

Free Enterprise is good, but it does not mean that I will work for you for free! And I think that certain clients out there lately are trying to abuse a helluva lot of people, using their advantage of the Free Enterprise idea.

And of course it’s up to you what you want to do with your free will, but I suggest that YOU SHOULD NOT WORK FOR FREE either.

Why not?

“Why wouldn’t I work for free?” – you would ask.

Because YOU SHOULD KNOW THE VALUE OF YOUR TIME.

Because I know the value of mine.

Think about it: everybody has only ONE LIFE. Not two lives, not three, not nine lives like a cat.

ONE.

And everyone has only limited amount of time on this Earth. If you think this way, it means you will only limit your time to only a limited number of opportunities.

So every time you say “Yes” to any “affiliate”, “voluntary”, “not for profit”, “pro bono” or a “network marketing” opportunity – what it REALLY means is that you are agreeing to give your time away (sometimes, hours, months – even years of your time!), you are literally giving your life away to someone or something, without asking for anything back – for free!

I know what I am talking about because lately, due to the recession, massive flaws in business education and lack of public awareness overall I am starting to see this tendency of proliferation of MLMs, Franchises, Affiliate and god knows what other kinds of “Free Enterprise” (read “SCAM”) opportunities that are taking over the market by storm and allow companies steal people’s valuable lives for free – without giving them ANYTHING back, or paying “peanuts” – something that THEY would never accept as their own income!

What, you don’t believe me?

If you think I don’t know what I’m talking about – try this:

Go to your bank and tell them that next month you won’t pay them for your mortgage because YOU will get paid for your MLM/affiliate/network marketing/”commission only” job ONLY “when” and “in case” you make a sale, or several sales for your opportunity provider.

What do you think your bank’s response is going to be? What do you think your landlord is going to say, or your cable company, or your gas company, or your grocery clerk, or…? The list goes on and on.

Will they say to you, “Sure bud, you can pay whenever you can, we will wait because we understand how your affiliate opportunity works.”

Huh?!

Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?

What about this: if someone tells you “That won’t take long, we only need 5 minutes of your time, that’s all.”

Should you give it to them?

Of course not! What you SHOULD do is ask them very politely, “What am I going to get for it in return?”

Why?

Because everything in life has to be a FAIR TRADE, that’s why!

So, if your friend asks you for 5 minutes of your time – it’s a fair trade, because your friend gives you their time as a fair trade.

But if a COMPANY asks you for 5 minutes of your time and offers you an affiliate opportunity in return – it’s not a fair trade because the company leverages your 5 minutes, HIS 5 minutes, HER 5 minutes – and hundreds, thousands or millions of other folks’ 5 minutes at the same time, in order to create PROFIT for themselves.

So don’t be stupid and think that this is a fair trade, ‘ cause it’s NOT!

THEY have a system. YOU don’t. THEY have control. YOU don’t. THEY have the leverage (doing a LOT with a little).

You don’t, you don’t, you don’t, you don’t and you don’t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

STOP THE INSANITY!

This is what you should say to them, next time they ask (and THEY WILL, trust me!!!)

EXAMPLE 1.

They say: “Give me your time, and we give you whatever. But later.”

You tell them: “I will give you my time if you give me MONEY. NOW.”

Not the promise, not “potential opportunity to make…XYZ number of dollars” – no.

“Give me my MONEY for my time. NOW.”

EXAMPLE 2.

They say: “Give me your attention, and we give you whatever. But later.”

You tell them: “I will give you my attention if you give me a FREE GIFT. NOW.”

EXAMPLE 3.

They say: “Give me your skills, and we give you whatever. But later.”

You tell them: “I will give you my skills if you pay for my training. NOW.”

What, you think it’s “Too much to ask?”

Well, let’s get back to where we started then:

They want you to give them a part of your life. And you only have ONE…

Get it?

So every time someone asks you for your time, be polite to them, but firm. Stand your ground. Tell them: “Excuse me, but I charge $$$ for my time. X $$$ for my minute, Y $$$ for my hour. Z $$$ for my day. XYZ number of $$$ for my project, etc.

Tell them: “I value YOUR time, and I expect the same in return.”

And if we all say “NO” next time THEY offer us to work for them for free – we can change this world. There will be less scams, less pressure trying to evaluate every time if THEY are lying to us or not.

The world will be a better place. I strongly believe that we can change it. One Client at a time.

YES, WE CAN!

Please leave me your comments below and let me know if you agree, or disagree, if you had similar experiences, and so on. I will send you a FREE GIFT if you do.

And I’ll do it NOW. 

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Val Slastnikov, Business Solutions Consultant

An Exercise in Corporate Intelligence

May 9, 2009 at 5:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

An Exercise in Corporate Intelligence…Makes you think like a Warrior!

$20 Million Dollar Video

May 8, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
What would YOU do if you had 20 Million prospects to sell to?

I’m talking 19 Million in the United States and 1 Million in Canada?

Did I get your attention?

Good, then let me ask you a question:

HOW MANY CUSTOMERS DO YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW?

And I’m not talking about prospects on Social Networks, like Twitter, Linked-In or Facebook. I’m talking about 20 Million prospects sitting RIGHT HERE, in the database on your desktop or notebook right now – complete with their contact info, size of the company, annual revenue and even Credit rating!

Would you like to have instant access to a database like that?

Well, this is what WE have, and this is what YOU can have a free access to – RIGHT NOW! Think about that. What you could do if you would only turn 1% of those prospects into your paying customers?

That’s right! You would have 200 thousand customers! Get it?

So this is what I want you to do RIGHT NOW:

Go to www.GEANetwork.com and sign up!

DO YOU WANT TO HAVE 200,000 CUSTOMERS RIGHT NOW?

Then don’t wait! Go to www.GEANetwork.com and sign up – IT’S FREE!

GEA Network Flowchart

May 6, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In today’s article we will show you how our company, Digitizer Group will be creating a Global Experts Association Network (GEA Network) (The Official Launch is scheduled for Q3 of 2009) in 3 Phases:

1. Preparation Phase

2. Campaign Creation

3. Campaign Rollout

This step by step process is highly replicable and can be used in any market niche and for any company – big or small. Here we go:

1. Preparation Phase.

Digitizer Group purchases and installs an updated version of Financial Marketing database (RAW DATA ON A DISK – see Picture 1.) with 4.5 Million U.S. records and 0.5 Million Canadian records. The List contains full contact information of the decision-makers and corporate executives, as well as company’s revenues, size, number of employees and the credit rating of each company.

Picture 1.

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During the data migration process all the records are ported into a MASTER DATA REPOSITORY (Microsoft CRM Dynamics Online Database).

After Data is selected for a specific campaign, the records are ported into LMS (Leads Management System) WITH FILTERED DATA running on one of the servers of Automated Marketing Solutions, our partner company.

2. Campaign Creation.

Copy Writer creates the Marketing materials for the campaign, such as

1) Email content,

2) Free Reports (1 – for Clients; 2 – for Advisors; 3 – for Experts)

3) Newsletters.

Copy Writer presents the materials to Digitizer Group for approval. After all materials are approved, the Marketing Coordinator creates the

1) Lead Capture squeeze pages,

2) customizes the GEA Network website (see www.geanetwork.com ),

3) creates GEA Network Blog and Forum,

4) GEA Tenders Marketplace,

5) GEA Products Websites (similar to www.bizsuccessblueprint.com) and

6) develops the campaign sequences (Workflows) with AMS.

(See Picture 2.)

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After the campaign is fully developed and approved by Digitizer Group, the Day By Day campaign sequence begins.

3. Campaign Rollout.

The initial invitation piece is being broadcast to the Target Market in the in a variety of methods (email, fax, phone and direct mail outs) and the prospects express their interest by either:

1) calling the 1-800 numbers mentioned in the invitations,

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2) filling out one of the forms in the squeeze pages or

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3) joining the GEA prospects list on a GEA Network website running on a Membership site Platform.

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Day One: AMS (Automated Marketing Solutions) will capture Visitor’s info, i.e. names, fax, email, telephone and mailing address

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and Confirms their request by Autoresponder;

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Their print fulfillment company receives notice to mail the FREE Report that arrives to the prospect in 3-4 days

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Day Two: AMS sends a “Watch Your Mailbox” Fax message to the Direct Mail prospect. It says “Check your Mailbox for FREE Report”

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Day Three: AMS sends a “Watch Your Mailbox” Voice Broadcast

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Day Four: FREE Report arrives by mail, along with Special Offer that expires within ‘X’ number of Days after the initial request (Like, “Get on the V.I.P List/Visit the Blog and get a FREE Audio of this FREE Report that you can play in your car on the way to your office/work)

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Day 7: Follow-up email arrives. It asks “Have you read the report and do you have any questions?”

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Day 9: Testimonial Postcard arrives that says “I read this FREE Report and now I know how to pick the best Experts for my Projects. Thank you, GEA Network!”

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Day 14: Second Notice Letter arrives. It has FREE Report again and reminds them that they have Limited Time to respond to the Special Offer. Also includes a Special Bonus for responding sooner, “ ONLY The First 25 V.I.P Clients will receive an Exclusive opportunity to become Beta-Testers in our Revolutionary and Unique Client/Expert Engagement Network!”

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Day 23: Testimonial Postcard # 2 arrives that says “I love you, Guys! You definitely saved my Project by recommending the Best Expert Resource on the Market – at the right time! Please remember that there are only a few days left to take advantage of our Special Offer!”

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Day 28: “Time is running out” Email Sent

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Day 29: “Final Notice” Fax Sent

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Day 33: “Why didn’t you respond?” Survey Sent

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Additional weekly/monthly Multi-media follow-up for at least 23 more months.

First, we automate this process through collaboration with AMS, then keep improving it all the time, by adding more partners and outsourcers

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Do you want us to create exactly the same process for you and your company?

Then go ahead and take advantage of our Special Offer below:

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Our Special Offer to you:

Stay ahead of the crowds and join our exclusive Global Experts Association network! Take advantage of the Free Gift Bonus Offer of $29.99 Value.

(Please hurry as This Offer is valid only until July 1, 2009.)

Join GEA Network today at:

www.geanetwork.com

Beat the crowds and Join US NOW!

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