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The Wealth Wheel: Six Major Steps to Prosperity

In my teaching across the USA, Canada, UK, Singapore and Australia, I always start with the foundation of financial success, the WEALTH WHEEL. It is a simple concept, but it keeps us focused and on track. It does not matter if you start with real estate, a job, stocks or business, the wealth wheel concepts […]


Poor thought & Rich thoughts!

There is no question your thoughts influence your wealth. If you have the right thoughts, you believe and often look for wealth and opportunities. If you have the wrong beliefs, you do not. Debt is great example. Most poor people do not want debt, or use debt poorly. For example, buying consumer goods not assets. […]


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The Power of Leverage

Nearly every one of us uses the power of leverage at least once in our lives, whether you realize it or not. At some point, almost all of us buy a house for our families. And it is very rare when a person pays cash for their home. Instead, buyers go to their banks, credit […]


Use Debt for Income Producing Assets

Ok. I had this conversation with my son, when he was 16. Might be a good lesson for you in the discussion. At age 16 Mike had 6k. He had saved his allowance, and earned some money He wanted to buy a car. Now what kind of car, would he get for 6k? A used […]


Choice Determines Your Future!

Can your life change in a moment? The moment you decide to let go of the past, and build a new or different future. The answer is yes. It happened to me. In fact it has happened to me on several occassions. Here are just a few: High School. My guidance counselor has me do […]


M2: Mind and Method

In my financial workshops I will often ask the question “what is more important, Mind Set or Method (strategies). There is often a split and debate which is more important. To me there is no contest. Mind Set is more more important. Think about it. I can teach you to buy a property with no […]


Establish 100k of Business Credit!

Most folks when they start a new business use their own personal credit to get going. It is estimated that 68% or more of all business owners, use their personal credit for their small business. That is a huge potential liability. In 1996 I started a seminar company and it did very well. Soon I […]


Winning is Important!

Recently, I saw a commercial, were the guys kid, got a “Participation” trophy, for winning. Everyone got a participation trophy. I was glad to see him on the commercial, tear off the participate tag and write CHAMPIONS. Man. I teach/taught my kids to win. Not to participate. To rise above the average, and achieve more. […]


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Trade like the Master–Warren Buffett

What can you say, one of the greatest investors of all time. He always seems to pick up a great deal. In fact, that is one of his mantras, find good companies that are distressed by current conditions, and get a great price. Then watch them grow forever! He is seldom a seller of stock. […]


I sell time….

Most people waste it. Some want to buy more it. But I sell it! Now some of you are confused. How can I sell time. Well, you know what I sell it 2 ways. First. I trade Credit Spreads. A monthly cash flow strategy. That earns me on average 8 to 12 percent on the […]


Balanced Investing Plan

A balanced approach to investing, is the 45/45/10 plan. A combination of cash flow, growth and speculations. Now not 1 plan fits all, but this is a good beginning. 45% Cash Flow. Focus on cash flow strategies first. This builds multiple sources of cash flow. If we have more than just job income it keeps […]


Millionaire Matrix

The Treasure Map

  A lot of folks want to find their own way to success and prosperity. Spending years, or even a life time cutting their own path to financial freedom. Man. There is a better way. Beg, borrow, steal or buy the treasure map. Look someone has been there before you. Whether that is real estate, […]


Evening Star Candlestick Pattern

There are about 15 Major reversal patterns. One is called the Evening Star. After an up trend, if this pattern happens, there is high probability for a down turn.


F2: Faith leads the way.

Francis Foundational Beliefs & Rules. 17 key characteristics of winners.  F2. Faith leads the way. Now my belief, is a little different than others. Faith to me (trusting in the unknown or provable) is an act of positive expectation.  Faith not only in a higher power, but that some how we can tap into that […]


Best 6 Months to Invest?

So a quick update on some of the seasonal patterns, I mention at workshops, and training. Well the January Barometer is on track.The first 5 days of the year were kind of sideways, but still slightly down, which gives a high probability of the whole year being a down year. Then the FULL January Barometer, […]


You Must Make 15% a year!

What is compounding? Simply stated, it is the act of making money from the money you made on money or interest on your interest. As with all investments, there can be calculated a definite rate of return that has already been realized over a period of time. Hopefully, you invest wisely and this rate of […]


Major Mistakes of New Traders

Playing Tips or News. You must do your home work. Take a look at fundamentals. Ensure you know the over all market place, and technical analysis. Trade based on patterns and rules. I suggest you have a checklist. Something like: Over all international economy. USA economy. 200/50 day moving average. 30/10 moving average. Charting pattern. […]


Candlestick Patterns: A great way to Trade

CANDLESTICKS, JAPANESE In the 1600s, the Japanese developed a method of technical analysis to analyze the price of rice contracts. This technique is called candlestick charting. Steven Nison is credited with popularizing candlestick charting and has become recognized as the leading expert on their interpretation. Candlestick charts display the same information (open, high, low, and […]


Leverage: In the Stock Market

There are “investors” and “traders”. Investors often blindly trust others for advice and direction. Put their money into mutual funds. Unfortunately, investing in mutual funds, is a dollar for dollar exchange and therefore, NO LEVERAGE. Let alone, my personal belief you should not be investing long term in stocks or mutual funds. There too many […]


The 5 D’s in Life!

Dream: Some men see things as they are and say why, I see things that never were and say why not. Bernard Shaw. You must have a bigger dream than working for a living. Than spending 40-60 hours of your life a week making money. Own a business. Buy Real Estate. Trade the markets. Drive: […]


Charting-Double Pipe Bottom

Learning about charts (patterns), that happen over and over is a solid skill for trading. A regular pattern is a double pipe bottom. If the market is dropping, going down, and then there is a huge drop down one day, and then a huge move up one day, it is highly likely, if the market […]


Candlestick Patterns

CANDLESTICKS, JAPANESE In the 1600s, the Japanese developed a method of technical analysis to analyze the price of rice contracts. This technique is called candlestick charting. Steven Nison is credited with popularizing candlestick charting and has become recognized as the leading expert on their interpretation. Candlestick charts display the same information (open, high, low, and […]


F1: Enjoy the ride!

Enjoy the ride it is over before you know it. Too many people go their whole life working, and “getting” a long.  And before they know it, they are 65, barely able to retire (or even have to work in retirement), and have not enjoyed life. Well. I can say NOT me. I took the […]


Futures Brokerage Accounts

So. You are thinking about trading futures, like S & P E minis. Well, if you do that in a traditional brokerage account, they are going to ask you for about 5k per 1 contract. GREAT leverage by the way, but not the best. Accounts like Think or Swim, E-trade and others often as for […]


Trend Lines

The concept of trend is absolutely essential to the technical approach to market analysis. Virtually every tool used in technical analysis has the sole purpose of helping to measure the trend of the market or a particular stock. In a general sense, the trend is simply the direction of the market. But we need a […]


Support and Resistance

Support and Resistance Think of security prices as the result of a head-to-head battle between a bull (the buyer) and a bear (the seller). The bulls push prices higher and the bears push prices lower. The direction prices actually move reveals the current winner of the never-ending battle. The price at which a trade takes […]


Stochastic Oscillator

Stochastic (sto kas’tik) adj. 2. Math. Designating a process having an infinite progression of jointly distributed random variables.— Webster’s New World Dictionary The Stochastic Oscillator is a leading indicator. It is based on the observation that as prices increase, closing prices tend to be closer to the upper end of the price range for a […]


Writing for action and result

Thinking about selling a product or service? Most often folks sell or promote to the positive. An understandable consideration, but one of my marketing mentors (Jay Abraham) suggested selling or marketing to the NEGATIVE. Selling the problem, or the loss. I hear this again just recently by Jordan Belfort (Wolf of Wall Street). Now, not […]


Leverage in the Stock Market

Many folks buy mutual funds and leave their investing to the professionals. GAG. CHOCK! Professionals?!! Omg. Almost ALL the mutual funds cannot beat the S&P 500. That means you would be better off, just putting your money in the SPX or SPY. Long term you would be better off. Plus mutual funds, you buy have […]


Internet Affiliate Programs

If you are new to Internet marketing likely you do not know, there are Public and Private affiliate networks, that offer referral programs for products and services. A public network, might be something like Commission Junction, Link Share, or even Amazon. They tend to cater to the general public, and pretty much anyone can join. […]


Intellectual Leverage. A key to Wealth.

Intellectual leverage is one of my favorite types of leverage. Using “smarts” to make the most of a situation or opportunity and cashing in on the process. There are dozens of strategies, but number one on my list would be joint ventures. Knowledge. Can you buy real estate without money. Yes. Do a wholesale deal. […]


Positive Replacement Principle

Look everyone has bad days. Days were things don’t go right. Or we feel sorry for ourselves. Or we are just not motivated to get off the couch. And nothing steals our dreams more than the TV and the couch. When those moments, happen it is easy to get into what I call the Negative […]


Some Money Jokes…

People say money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you had enough money, you can have a key made. Money talks …but all mine ever says is good-bye. There are two rules for success: 1) Don’t tell all you know. 2) Money isn’t everything but it sure keeps you in […]


Talk to folks in the language they know!

  Strategy: Use Familiar Communication Patterns There are three primary communication patterns. In technical terms, they are known as sub-modality performances. Sub-modality relates to the preferred way of processing information. We prefer to see things, hear things or touch things. They like words like: show me, I see that, it clear, or picture this. Sight: […]


Social Styles: 4 Types of People

  Basically there are 4 types of people in the world. If you know what their characteristic are, you know what is important to them. What they value at a core level. If you have that information, talking with them, influence, negotiation and communication becomes much easier.  See the  cheat sheet below: Ace of Clubs: […]


“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – Winston Churchill

I am watching my kids make “choices” in life at the moment. Some planning their future. Some letting the future find them. The difference between finding yourself or designing yourself. I believe in designing yourself, not waiting for life to find a path for you. Don’t find yourself, design yourself. Other wise you could me […]


Break your Job Addiction

Man. I have seen what drugs can do to a life. I have seen how addiction can destroy a future. No question you need to break this negative behavior. To live a life without that monkey on your back. But what amazes me is the major ADDICTION most people have to a JOB (Just Over […]


Stock: The Wedge Pattern

So. What is the stock market going to do next? Well no guarantees, but it looks like the SPX (S & P 500), is developing a wedge pattern. Often when a wedge is created, the stock or index, will “break out”. Meaning it will have a sharp move to the up side or the down […]


5 Keys to Success

Saw this picture, and wanted to expand on the concepts. There are 5 keys to success. 1. Hard Work. Success does take work. It does take discipline. It does take time. However, I would say Work Smart. Use your time effectively. It better to manage a project, than do a project. Use leverage (software tools, […]


401K loans

At my stock workshops, I often trash investing in Mutual funds. Yet, most 401k’s have mutual funds as their primary investment vehicle. So, what do you do? Well one of your choice might be to borrow money against your 401k and control the investment yourself. Perhaps you are going to invest in individual stocks (like […]


The Business or Product Name Game

I had the rare privilege of working with over 50 plus millionaires. One of them had a cool way of picking names for products. He showed it me one meeting, and I refined it into the NAME GAME. Recently a few ice hockey friends and I were at an adult ice hockey tournament in Las […]


Start a Business for less than $200

The Internet is a wonderful opportunity to build a business with limited funds, and products. You can find the products on line, through vendors and affiliate programs. Then it is all marketing and selling. You should consider the following strategies: Strategy: Become an Affiliate for product you purchase any way.  We all buy products all […]


17 Foundational Philosophies

Every generation should be better than the previous; passing on tips, tools, strategies and philosophy. My grandfather was a dock worker, my dad a professor, my mum an accounts payable supervisor, and I am an entrepreneur. Here are some for consideration for Success: Enjoy the ride it is over before you know. Make time for: […]


Technical Analysis

Should you buy today? What will prices be tomorrow, next week, or next year? Wouldn’t investing be easy if we knew the answers to these seemingly simple questions? Alas, if you are reading this book in the hope that technical analysis has the answers to these questions, I’m afraid I have to disappoint you early […]


Sales Tip #13: ABC

ABC. Always Be Closing I am amazed at how many salespeople and presenters believe that giving the presentation is the job. It is not. The sale is the most important part of the process. That means each word, each statement, each action, each question should be deliberate, and move the client closer to buying the […]


7 Keys to Millions

Saw an article in Business Insider. A link to it below. Talking to 177 self made millionaires, and looking at their characteristics. I totally agree with their 5 steps, and added a couple more for good measure. 1. Setting good goals. A long term goal, that inspires you. One that gives you the why in […]


21 Marketing Tips and Ideas

I was teaching a business workshop recently, and someone asked, If you had a limited budget for marketing what would you do? Well, I have as an entrepreneur, had limited budget a few dozen times, and the following strategies have always served me well. They WORK! 1. Write articles about related information in publications (i.e., […]


Sales Tip #11: Building Rapport

Strategy: Building Rapport Checklist To improve the rapport in your relationship, you may want to consider the following proven rapport-building tactics. Check them off to see what you are doing now, and what you can start incorporating into your conversations. Show gratitude for the appointment or order. Pass on compliments from associates. Avoid controversial topics […]


A Sign of Stock Market Reversal

Doji Candlesticks are great at giving you hints as to market direction. The better you understand them, the better your trading. The first 2 candlestick patterns you should learn are the Hammer, and the Doji. After an uptrend or a downtrend the Doji is a sign of reversal of direction. The open and closing price […]


Sales Tip #9: Words that Sell

Words… Sell. Use the right type of words to increase your close ratio, influence and communication. In fact, certain personalities, like certain words. For example these 4 social styles like: Drivers (Spade): achieve, results, win, success and treasure. Analytical (Clubs): proven, guaranteed, right, and correct. Amiable (Heart): team, relationship, coach, together, and love. Expressive (Diamond): […]


The Death Cross on the DOW

I posted this on my members only stock site, but wanted to share it with the general public too. One of the major technical analysis tools is the 200 day 50 day moving average indicators. If the 50 day average cross the 200 day moving average, that usually means a down trend. If the cross […]


Candlestick Pattern: Bullish Kicker

I am a student of candlestick patterns. The shapes and patterns, that the stock market prices (open, close, hi and low) of each day create. The movements on the Dow and other markets, are in a free fall. At first I thought it was 3 black crows. 3 big down days. Emphases by the solid […]


Oh My God…. Financial Professionals are NUTS!

Ok. I am listening to the “professionals” on CNBC today, as the market goes up and down (whip sawing). OMG, they are not working in your best interest. I am hearing things like: It is a buying opportunity. There are lots of stocks on sale. You need to be the market for the long haul. […]


Create New Money Beliefs

Here is what you do to change your belief system: 1. Identify the negative belief. 2. Create doubt that the belief is true, necessary or serves you. 3. Create the opposite belief. 4. Justify the opposite belief. 5. Create a positive reward associated with the new belief. Another key element is to check if there […]


You need to protect your account NOW!

Ok. The death cross happened on the DOW. A sign of falling markets. We have had 3 days of down markets. YOU MUST start protecting (hedging), your retirement account. A protective put, might be a good idea right now. So, if the market continue to fall, and your retirement gets crushed, at least the PUT […]


Sept Seasonal Pattern in the Stock Market

I enjoy watching stock market history. It gives me clues to the future and past patterns, that may repeat. One of the patterns, that has happened for over 4 decades in the stock market down trend in the stock market in Sept. Well. If we have the market breaking down in Aug 2015, an expectation […]


Leverage: Intellectual leverage

Intellectual leverage is one of my favorite types of leverage. Using “smarts” to make the most of a situation or opportunity and cashing in on the process. There are dozens of strategies, but number one on my list would be whole of real estate or joint venture deals. Wholesale. In real estate you can negotiate a […]


7 Keys to Success

For over a decade I have said “When you learn you earn”. Someone recently asked me what are the greatest lessons you have learned from all those gurus. Well here are the top 7 keys to success. 5 D’s. Dream. Dare. Do. Determination. Destiny. Your dreams set the path. Make your dreams bigger than just […]


Wealth Wheel-6 Steps to the Gold

In my teaching across the USA, Canada, UK, Singapore and Australia, I always start with the foundation of financial success, the WEALTH WHEEL. It is a simple concept, but it keeps us focused and on track. It does not matter if you start with real estate, a job, stocks or business, the wealth wheel concepts […]


7 Pillars of Wealth

So, you want to reach M2 Status……Multi-Millions? Well that dream requires a plan. Plan your work and work your plan. There are various ways to become rich. But there are essentially 7 key pillars of success. Multiple Sources of Income. You should have diversity of income streams, and sources. Real Estate, Stocks, Business, a Job, […]


Investing in Self

I often say at workshops, I have spent over $ 81,000 in training, education and mentors. Actually, that amount was over 20 years ago. The real amount is much more.  It is the reason, I am successful in: Business, Real Estate, Stock and Life. My current self improvement plans is as follows: 2 workshops each […]


45 45 10 Balance Approach to Investing

I bought a Million dollar property and lost my shirt. I dropped 350k into a business, and it failed. I have blown out at least 2 investment accounts (lost all the money). So, why listen to me? For 2 major reasons. First, I have made millions. Taken a company from zero to 46 Million in […]


Leverage: Using Intellectual Smarts to make MONEY

Intellectual leverage is one of my favorite types of leverage. Using “smarts” to make the most of a situation or opportunity and cashing in on the process. There are dozens of strategies, but number one on my list would be joint ventures. Joint Venture. Find a database then find a product that the database needs, […]


Change Your Money Beliefs

Here is what you do to change your belief system: 1. Identify the negative belief. 2. Create doubt that the belief is true, necessary or serves you. 3. Create the opposite belief. 4. Justify the opposite belief. 5. Create a positive reward associated with the new belief. Another key element is to check if there […]


Cap Rate Formula

When you are evaluating commercial property (or any property for that matter), CAP Rate evaluation, can give you a strong comparative analysis.  CAP rate measures, the income, price and return of an asset. When you have a couple of the elements, you can always figure out the rest.  Therefore, if you know the CAP rate, […]


Consider Business Credit!

Most folks when they start a new business use their own personal credit to get going. It is estimated that 68% or more of all business owners, use their personal credit for their small business. That is a huge potential liability. In 1996 I started a seminar company and it did very well. Soon I […]


I Must!

Words are incredible things. They can motivate you, or keep you from success. Unfortunately, most people have poor word choices. For example, they may say: I will try. I hope too. I may. Maybe we can. I should. I could. Our language conditions our thoughts, and actions. Yoda (star wars) had it right. “There is […]


Starting an Internet Business with only a few dollars

The Internet is a wonderful opportunity to build a business with limited funds, and products. You can find the products on line, through vendors and affiliate programs. Then it is all marketing and selling. You should consider the following strategies: Strategy: Become an Affiliate for product you purchase any way. We all buy products all […]


Budda had some good ideas

Budda talks about the 3 poisons in life: Hate, Greed and Ignorance. I tend to agree, but replaced hate with anger. A much more deadly poison that creaps up on you. These poisons, need to be kept in check. They can easily control your life, business, and destroy it. Anger. Well…. (check out the anger […]


Choices in Life

When it come to work and life, there are a dozen choices. Each has a pro and a con. Let me explain. Man a Work. Most folks are taught to get a JOB. Just Over Broke. Self Employed. A better plan. Some tax advantages. But can be a tough ride. Income can be big or […]


Build Business Credit over Time

Most folks when they start a new business use their own personal credit to get going. It is estimated that 68% or more of all business owners, use their personal credit for their small business. That is a huge potential liability. In 1996 I started a seminar company and it did very well. Soon I […]


The Habit of Positive Replacement

Look everyone has bad days. Days were things don’t go right. Or we feel sorry for ourselves. Or we are just not motivated to get off the couch. And nothing steals our dreams more than the TV and the couch. When those moments, happen it is easy to get into what I call the Negative […]


How Many Jelly Beans

Ok. I got a year older and happened to see the Jelly Bean movie too. If you have not seen it, you should. Link below. <iframe width=”917″ height=”558″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/BOksW_NabEk” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> So. What do you want to do with the remaining time. I can think of things I want to do, and some things I […]


Leverage is the KEY to Wealth

I talk about the Wealth Wheel: Education, Cash Flow, Growth, Big Hits, Leverage, Taxes and Asset Protection. A key element to the Wealth Wheel is Leverage. The ability to take something small (capital, opportunity, energy or intellect) and leverage the item, into a huge result. Leverage is an important element to wealth, and even success. […]


11 Credit Repair Strategies

Strategy #1. Check Your Credit Scores Once Year. There are basically 3 credit bureaus that track credit rating. Although all use different terms (beacon, emprica, Issac Risk), they basically track: amounts, payment history, activity, type of credit, days late, number of accounts, who gives your credit, if open, or closed, and use of credit. The […]


Francis Foundation

Every generation should be better than the previous; passing on tips, tools, strategies and philosophy. My grandfather was a dock worker, my dad a professor, my mum an accounts payable supervisor, and I am an entrepreneur. These comments are for the next generation. Here are some for consideration: Enjoy the ride it is over before […]


So Easy an 8 Year old can do it

16 years ago, I was talking to a real estate investor friend of mine on the phone. “So, what are you buying now for cash flow”. To my surprise he said “well I have not bought any property for a few months”. Well are you doing for income? He said selling stuff on EBay. My […]


CANSLIM

A close cousin of momentum investing is an approach called CANSLIM. CANSLIM is a philosophy of screening, purchasing, and selling common stock described and developed by William J. O’Neil in his book “How To Make Money In Stocks.” Using a computer database, O’Neil selected over 500 stocks that had the greatest increase in share price […]


5 D’s of Success!

Dream: Some men see things as they are and say why, I see things that never were and say why not. Bernard Shaw Everyone needs dreams to inspire them to success. Dreams to keep you motivated. Dreams that can become the blueprint for achievement and a life of adventure. Drive: The difference between a successful […]


Land Trusts Keep You off the Radar

A land trust is a simple, inexpensive method for handling the ownership of real estate. It is an arrangement by which the recorded title to the real estate is held by a trustee, but all the rights and conveniences of ownership are exercised by the beneficial owner (beneficiary) whose interest is not disclosed. This method […]


Internal or External Reference Points?

When you are speaking with individuals it is important to realize how the “sort” information. How they value information and accept statements. Basically, there are 2 types of personal sorts. People either value their own opinion most, or other peoples opinions first. Perhaps even multiple “other” opinions. Personal opinions, and statistical information. External sorters are […]


Seven Deadly Mistakes to Avoid in Building Wealth!

Mistake #1: Trusting your financial advisor. Listen there good brokers, and financial advisers and bad ones. But it really does not matter. In the long run they all have basically a Buy and Hold strategy. The Buy and hold does not work. They want you to stay in the fund, or investment because they get […]


Multiple Sources of Income and Strategy

Most folks do not have a plan for success. Or they have a poor plan that looks like: I went to school to get a job. I have one source of income. The JOB. Just Over Broke. Buy your own home. Invest in Mutual Funds or Saving Accounts. The way to make more money is […]


Tax Liens in Florida are coming up

Hey. In a few months, it is tax lien time in Orlando. A GREAT investment. Often you can receive 18% on your investment money in tax liens. The rate of return changes by state statue. But in Florida, it is up to 18%. Unfortunately, like most states, there is a bidding process, that goes down. […]


ABC: Always Be Closing

I am amazed at how many salespeople and presenters believe that giving the presentation is the job. It is not. In fact, even if you are not in selling, you need to know, how to get people to take action (on your ideas, concepts, negotiation, or communications). Selling is universal. The sale and changing peoples […]


Some Jim Quotes

Doubt can imprison your success. The smile of child is more important than a million dollars, but you can make them smile more often with the million. Make money your slave not master. True learning happens when your mouth is closed. TEA Principle. Time plus Effort equals Achievement. Don’t let your TV steal your dreams. […]


Changing a Belief System

Whether you believe you can or can’t you are right!–Unknown  For many people, their confidence or lack of confidence comes directly from their personal beliefs. If you believe you will win or be successful you are 3 times more likely to achieve the result. In the space provided on the following page, for the next […]


Destiny Express: Commandments of a Jedi

So. Back in the Star Wars days, I started to write a book called 11 commandments of a Jedi. A personal development philosophy, that has severed, me and my mentors well. Enjoy them. More importantly, live them. Choice Determines the Quality of your Life. You choose to be happy. You choose to win. You choose […]


7 Distractions from Success

Success requires a series of commitments. A number of actions steps to achievement. But every once and a while, a distraction can keep us from success. Leaders, achievers, and successful people know, to minimize these “distractions”. 1. Too Big a Step. Success begins with one small step. Any project can be broken into smaller steps. […]


Intellectual Leverage

Intellectual leverage is one of my favorite types of leverage. Using “smarts” to make the most of a situation or opportunity and cashing in on the process. There are dozens of strategies, but number one on my list would be joint ventures. Joint Venture. Find a database then find a product that the database needs, […]


The power of Compounding

What is compounding? Simply stated, it is the act of making money from the money you made on money or interest on your interest. As with all investments, there can be calculated a definite rate of return that has already been realized over a period of time. Hopefully, you invest wisely and this rate of […]


A Balanced Perspective for Investing

Strategy: 45/45/10 Plan—A balanced approach to investing.  45% Cash Flow. Focus on cash flow strategies first. This builds multiple sources of cash flow. If we have more than just job income it keeps us safer. And or allows extra money to build wealth, or leverage. Strategies to consider are: Get a job. A good start, […]


11 Keys to Success

Dream Big. All the millionaires I interview have big dreams. They believe that they are worth more than a 9-to-5 job and that there is more to life than working forty (or more) hours a week for forty years only to take a forty percent pay cut once they’ve reach retirement. These big dreamers are […]


The Francis Foundation

Every generation should be better than the previous; passing on tips, tools, strategies and philosophy. My grandfather was a dock worker, my dad a professor, my mum an accounts payable supervisor, and I am an entrepreneur. These comments are for the next generation. Here are some for consideration: Enjoy the ride it is over before […]


Do you spend or invest your time?

Time is a commodity. It has incredible value. Most individuals do not understand how to “invest” time, and rather “spend” it. Sometimes spending it foolishly without even knowing the consequence. One of my Mentors asked one day “Do you cut your grass?” I said “Yes, every Saturday”. Thus began the lesson. I was saving $ […]


Wealth Wheel-Six Steps

In my teaching all across the USA, Canada, UK, Singapore and Australia, I always start with the foundation of financial success, the WEALTH WHEEL. It is a simple concept, but it keeps us focused and on track. It does not matter if you start with real estate, a job, stocks or business, the wealth wheel […]


January Barometer

As goes January, so goes the year. The January barometer, is usually fairly accurate. It has a strong correlation based on past performance. Since 1972, and devised by Yale Hirsch, the (JB), since 1950 has been predicting the direction of the market. Only 7 times since 1950, has it faltered. The 88.9% accuracy ratio Is […]


9 Best Offers

Strategy: Use the top 9 offers on your site and in your email (think about using them in telemarketing, direct mail, brochures and display ads too) OFFER #1: Cash. Any time you can tie a campaign to cash back or cash now you pull a great percentage of the general population. Soup companies do it. […]


4 Steps to Writing a GOOD ad!

A good ad grabs attention quickly. A functional ad uses features and benefits to sell with a unique combination of emotion and logic. Great ads have a strong call to order. An offer, or specific action. In fact the skill of writing a good “ad” also can be used for writing a brochure, flyer or […]


Strategy: Leverage—tool of the rich.

I talk about the Wealth Wheel: Education, Cash Flow, Growth, Big Hits, Leverage, Taxes and Asset Protection. A key element to the Wealth Wheel is Leverage. The ability to take something small (capital, opportunity, energy or intellect) and leverage the item, into a huge result. Leverage is an important element to wealth, and even success. […]


Basic Stock Trading Rules

Trading Stock requires some basic rules to ensure profits and minimize loss. You might try these basic concepts: Have a trading plan. No guessing. Strategy driven trades. Specific.  Entry, Exit, Profit, Loss, objectives. Leverage using options, futures or forex if you are good technical trader. Break your cash (trading account into), small units. 5% at a […]


Match or Mis-Match Personalities

I spent 8.5 year in a Fortune 500 company. They were dedicated to training, and maximizing the results of the corporation. Therefore, they sent me to a LOT of management, communication, and leadership programs. I learned about communication, verification, question techniques, internal vs. external motivation, social styles, crediting language, influence and negotiation. A Side Note: […]


1 hour a Day for ME!

I am fortune to have some GREAT teachers in my life. One of them Charles J Givens, a best selling author, and marketing guru, taught be about Laser Beam Focus. That achieve results, goals or dreams, you must focus your attention and more importantly time to achieve results. I once asked him, “you have 4 […]


What did you learn?

So. My son Mike, who is a GREAT kid (as are the others), has been out on a few stock workshops. Now I have given Mike a good basic understanding of stock trading and credit spreads. He has been trading spreads since he was 16 (now 23). After him being out with the “stock” guys […]


Stock Trading-Moving Averages

Moving averages are a great tool, to “time” a major trend change. A simple analysis for stock, index or futures positions. There are different kinds of Moving Averages (MA): simple, exponential, variable, volume-adjusted, high/low daily, and weighted averages. For simple analysis, we may look at a “simple” moving average. These averages are useful, in a trending market […]


Wealth Wheel-6 Steps

In my teaching all across the USA, Canada, UK, Singapore and Australia, I always start with the foundation of financial success, the WEALTH WHEEL. It is a simple concept, but it keeps us focused and on track. It does not matter if you start with real estate, a job, stocks or business, the wealth wheel […]


Afternoon TEA anyone?

One of my mentors said, “Jim. Do you cut your grass?”. I answered “yes.” He  then said, “That is the reason you are not rich.” What on earth was he talking  about? The answer was simple. Either you invest time, or you spend time. I was  spending time. Spending time on the wrong activities and […]


Business Cards can be GREAT marketing Tools!

Many folks buy cheap business cards at the local office store, take a few out of the box, and then put the rest in draw.  Occasionally, grabbing a few more. Lots of those cards sit there for months or years. Cards are CHEAP marketing tools. Use them. First, not all cards are the same. Check […]


TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More!

Jan 1. I usually write out my Big Goals of  the year. Laying out the major achievements I will accomplish in 2015.  WOW I made some HUGE goals. Some of these goals, are challenging. Some Time consuming. Some a lot of WORK. Ok. I am very independent guy. I like to do things myself. Rely on […]


Dogs of the Dow-A long term investment strategy

Investing does not have to be difficult. You can Use a Simple Approach Like Dogs of the Dow! for long term growth. Perhaps in your retirement account. Dogs of the Dow. This is a simple investment strategy. It is done annually (TODAY). Takes about 20 minutes. It is based on dividend stocks. Basically a company […]


Goal Setting can Take you towards Success

Success in any area of your life in either business or personal begins with the clear-cut goal settings. Being able to achieve ambitious goal is life changing and intimidating at the same time, but achieving success one needs to set a specific goal. Success needs power, drive, and goal settings, objectives, and action plans. Goal setting is a decision process and planning. Goal settings work and put you […]


To Work or Not?

Most folks are taught to work for a living. It is “rule” parents often pass down to the next generations, therefore guaranteeing worker bees to feed the hive. Fortunately, my mentors broke me of this pattern. Saying you need to work for yourself. Not a bad plan, but not a complete plan. Over the years, […]


20 Real Estate Steps in the Next 30 days!

Getting started is often the biggest challenge for most folks. Therefore, here are 20 plus steps you can start in the next 30 days. Set goals: A simple goal, like buy one rental property in the next 90 days. Now, add some objectives to that goal like: prospect 100 properties, visit 30, negotiate 15, put […]


Staying Motivated!

I was training this week end at a Stay Motivated event. A sister event to Get Motivated Seminars. We were discussing Peak Performance.  Goal setting, time management, productivity, mind programming, killing negativity, and success principles. WOW. What great topics for challenging times. Lots of folks right now have financial and personal challenges. Therefore, I thought […]


Do you Invest or Spend Time?

Time is a commodity. It has incredible value. Most individuals do not understand how to “invest” time, and rather “spend” it. Sometimes spending it foolishly without even knowing the consequence. One of my Mentors asked one day “Do you cut your grass?” I said “Yes, every Saturday”. Thus began the lesson. I was saving $ 5.00 […]


Public vs Private Affliate Networks

If you are new to Internet marketing likely you do not know, there are Public and Private affiliate networks, that offer referral programs for products and services. A public network, might be something like Commission Junction, Link Share, or even Amazon. They tend to cater to the general public, and pretty much anyone can join. […]


Gross Rent Multiplier- GRM

A great tool for estimating the value of properties. The GRM can give you an idea of what the property is worth, and or the income it should be producing. You require 2 pieces of information: Sales price, and the Potential Gross Income. If you have similar information of property in area, you can estimate […]


Start Using Google Plus NOW!

I am fairly new to Google Plus. Just started to build my profile, circles and use. Rather than try and figure it out myself, I went to friend of mine to tap his expertise #AlexMendossian He is quickly becoming the leading authority on Google plus, and he is a great internet and marketing guy. http://www.alexmandossian.com […]


NLP. The key to a Brain (yours or theirs)

NeuroLinguistic Programming. The understanding of how the brain, and body work. A MAP to the understanding why people believe, respond, and act the way that they do. NLP is cool. It will help you re frame a belief (change it), help someone else with problems, and choices, and condition yourself and others. Essentially a tool […]


Break through Fear and Doubt

Dreams are the prisoner of doubt and fear Many folks do not live their dreams, because they are held hostage by their own limitations. And I mean self limiting beliefs. NOT real. If fear or doubt holds you back you must have a few strategies for killing the fear. To eliminate doubt. To live your […]


15% at Least!

  In my lectures and seminars I tell students they must earn 15% on their individual investments or don’t consider them. Many folks think or say there is no way you can get 15% consistently over time. Not true. If you know the stock market, or other investments, like real estate or tax liens, not […]


Hanging out with Harvey Mackay and Brian Tracy

A great day. Spent time with two great thought leaders. Brian Tracy and Harvey Mackay. Mentors make a difference in life. Learn and Earn. Know and Grow. 


Seven Tips for Rehabbing a House

Well. I am going to tackle the topic of Rehabbing. Now realize that my hands are soft and have no rough spots. But there was a time, when I liked to get dirty, and could knock out a wall or caulk a bathtub with the best of them. Well maybe not caulk a bathtub. Now […]


Be the Victor not the Victim

Too many people fall prey to life’s circumstances. An event happens, and they fold under the pressure. Or even worst they develop a serious of responses over time (habits) to common events, which put them out of control of their lives or circumstances. I had a great mentor in my life. His name was Charles […]


Top 5 Ways To Generate Low Cost Website Traffic

There is one hard and fast rule in generating income for your website: A steady flow of website traffic. If no one goes to your site, it hardly bares a chance of generating an income. Many sites have tried and failed in doing so, and these results to the sites demise. It takes money to […]


5 D’s to a Successful Life

I have had some great mentors, whom have given me outstanding advice, guidance, business, financial and personal success. #Tony Robbins, #Brian Tracy, #Charles Givens, #Ken Blanchard. All have contributed to my life and prosperity. Many have a values, beliefs, and philosophies, that can make a difference in your life an achievement. Some where along the […]


Powerful Language Patterns

An effective communicator know the power of well turned phrase. How language can effectively: motivated, inspire, and influence individuals. Use these great patterns, to influence people to your view point. 1. Can you buy that? Immediately after making a statement, introducing a benefit or responding to an objection, use this tag question. You may even […]


20 Plus steps to get started in Real Estate Investing

Getting started is often the biggest challenge for most folks. Therefore, here are 20 plus steps you can start in the next 30 days. Set goals: A simple goal, like buy one rental property in the next 90 days. Now, add some objectives to that goal like: prospect 100 properties, visit 30, negotiate 15, and put […]


Negotiation Strategies 11-20.

11. Crunch Another confrontation strategy is the crunch. It is not good for long-term relationships, but is effective in short-term relationships. You simply state your terms, conditions, and position and then tell them to take it or leave it. It is often followed with statements like: • “This is your only chance for business.” • […]


Ten Great Negotiation Strategies

1. Good Guy/Bad Guy One of the oldest tactics in negotiation is the good guy/bad guy routine. It can be done when you have two negotiators—a team of negotiators. One negotiator acts overbearing,  aggressive and  pressuring  while  the other  acts  compassionate, flexible, and open. They take turns negotiating with the opponent. Often the good guy acts […]


11 Quotes from Jim Rohn

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” “Work hard on your job and make a living. Work hard on yourself and make a fortune.” “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you […]


Failing by Default

I was watching a video recently, and a speaker was talking about success and failure. And that many people live so cautiously, they fail by default. Wow. What a great insight. Many people never reach their full potential, because they are afraid to fail. Afraid to live a life of adventure. Live a life of […]


Catch the Cab to Success!

I travel a lot. Often I am in a new city. The challenge of renting a car or grabbing a cab to get to a specific location often presents itself. Both have plus and minus. However, over time I lean toward grabbing the cab. Why? Because generally, it is faster, more effecient, and often save me time. […]


Make Sure Your Real Estate Goals are “SMART”

Whatever your aspirations for real estate investing, you will need to establish a clear-cut direction to achieve your objectives through the use of goals.  The first step is to define your motivations for wanting to become involved in real estate investing.  Are you looking for long-term investments?  Do you want to become financially independent?  Do […]


Stretch to the Next Level!

On my wall are a serious of statements, I would not really call them motivational sayings, more like beliefs to keep me supported in my quest. In tough times, and in good times they keep me focused on the task at hand. Often allowing me to look at a set-back in a different light. Or […]


More on Door Hangers for Real Estate

Looks like this topic is of interest to folks. A number of individuals asked, what the key ingredients for a successful door hanger to recieve a good response. So some suggestions based on sound design principals: The top and bottom of the door hanger are the most important. Here there should be a “Grabber Headline” and […]


You have to Jump! Steve Harvey

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Inventory and Days on the Market

Well. I have been working! The reason for the delay in articles. But getting back in swing of things. So writing again. Orlando is heating up. It may be time for you to take a look. The Orlando Realtor Association just released an article that Orlando hit a 5 year low on inventory, and median […]


Self-Confidence and Belief the Weapons of Success

Whether you believe you can or can’t you are right!–Unknown For many people, their confidence or lack of confidence comes directly from their personal beliefs. If you believe you will win or be successful you are 3 times more likely to achieve the result. In the space provided on the following page, for the next […]


Getting the Pipeline Filled

Making money in real estate often requires the matching of a seller and buyer. Both are equally important. A strong data base of deals, and buyers, makes for a thriving real estate business. It is a good idea to work on both on a regular bases. When it comes to getting more buyers (or funding) […]


Make Your Sales Process E.P.I.C.

The top one percent of the selling profession keeps in a peak state of mind, body and spirit. They are at the top of their game when it is time to influence. All cylinders are firing. Nothing gets in their way, nothing stops them, not objections, obstacles or problems. They roll with the punches and […]


Magic Words to Keep you Inspired

Money is a terrible master but an excellent slave -P T Barnum Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. – Eleanor Roosevelt The best way to cheer yourself up […]


Get Business Work done for Pennies on the Dollar

If you are an entrepreneur you know you can pulled in a hundred different directions to get the work done. In particular if you are working on the internet. It is easy to get side tracked building a web site, posting, creating back links, article writing or posting, building graphics, or images. Just because you […]


Positive Affirmations

Just a few positive affirmations. If motivation, belief, and a lack of wealth or results has plagued your life, you might try these statements to “condition” your mind: I am Rich. Spiritually, Emotionally, Health and Wealth. I attract wealth and prosperity. Prosperity follows me every day. Wealth and Money comes easily to me. I am […]


Strategies of Time Management

Time management is the process of planning control over time which is spent throughout the day. Time management is an important tool for people who want to increase their productivity or ensure that certain activities or goals are accomplished throughout the day. There are many different ways to effectively control and promote good time management, […]


Use the BELL Technique to Influence at Workshops

One of those days. Bored again. So thought I would pass along the ” BELL” technique. BELL is Acronym. 1. Big Claim. 2. Education. 3. Link. 4. Loop. The big claim is a tangible benefit that you can receive from the education, or strategies being discussed. Education is actually teaching or providing strategies, that folks […]


Dare to be Great-A New Perspective

One of my mentors, Charles J Givens (best-selling financial author), often talked about his relationship and friendship with Glenn Turner. Glenn was an outstanding leader and marketer in the 1970’s. Glenn’s motivational and inspirational message changed the lives of thousands of individuals. I had a chance to meet Glenn on a couple of occasions, even […]


Starting an Internet Business with limited funds

The Internet is a wonderful opportunity to build a business with limited funds, and products. You can find the products on line, through vendors and affiliate programs. Then it is all marketing and selling. You should consider the following strategies: Strategy: Become an Affiliate for product you purchase any way.  We all buy products all […]


Fixing Your Credit!

I had a few folks email and ask what they can do to improve, restore or fix their credit. First. Ask for a free credit report. It is your right to get a free credit report at least once a year. Not with the TV ad jingle. But with www.annualcreditreport.com This web site is maintained […]


Use Classified Ads for Selling

Classified ads can be a very powerful marketing tool. If you know what you are doing. Consider these strategies for classified ads in the newspaper or online: Use Teaser Headlines. Use a grabber headline to grab attention. Compel individuals to visit your web site, click or call. The headline in the ad will draw attention […]


When talking with folks look for Internal or external reference points

When you are speaking with individuals it is important to realize how the “sort” information. How they value information and accept statements. Basically, there are 2 types of personal sorts. People either value their own opinion most, or other peoples opinions first. Perhaps even multiple “other” opinions.  Personal opinions, and statistical information. External sorters are relative easy. Testimonials, […]


Fundamental Analysis-Understanding the basics

The traditional method of evaluating stocks is called fundamental analysis. Investors who use this approach like to look at basic information about a company, such as the growth of its sales and profits, in an effort to figure out what they think is the true, or “fair,” value of that company’s stock. By comparing the […]


Strategy: Establish a strong marketing distinction.

It is not enough to have a good product, service or idea. You must have a better product or reason for people to buy your product. We call this Marketing Distinction. A compelling reason to use your product and not the competitors. If you think of solid companies, they often have a unique distinction in […]


The Warren Buffett approach to Stock Investing

Buffet the Oracle. Likely, the greatest investor of our generation. Study him, and your stock portfolio will go up. Mimic him, and you are sure, to have long term growth. He has a systematic way of approaching an investment. And Although, I don’t know all his secrets, his base system is well document. So let […]


Driving for Dough!

OK. So I am not talking about golf and Tiger Woods. Putting or driving for money (dough). Nor NASCAR. Winning a car race like the Daytona 500. Specifically, I am talking about driving neighborhoods, looking for properties, and finding great deals. One of many ways to find real estate for sale. A quick start to […]


Uncle Sam is on-line for business—Check out these Resources

The government has not been left out in the new wave of the Internet users and service providers. In fact, many government agencies are on the Net, providing a variety of services and free information. Small business owners can use the internet to research business statistics, demographics, census bureau data, tax information, import, and export […]


Maximum Results with the TEA principle!

One of my mentors said “Jim. Do you cut your grass?”. I answered “yes”. He then said “That is the reason you are not rich”. What on earth was he talking about? The answer was simple. Either you invest time, or you spend time. I was spending time. Spending time on the wrong activities and […]


Cut Your Mortgage Cost by 40%

Most folks buy a home based on a 30 year mortgage. The major consideration the monthly payment.  For a 200k house house at 5% interest rate that means the following: 30 year mortgage at 5% 200k equals a $ 1073.64 monthly payment. Interest paid 186.5k. You might want to consider a 15 year mortgage, and […]


Take Control of Your Investing.

LOOK no one cares more about your investing and retirement than you. I have had all my financial licenses (a supervising principle). I thought by taking licenses I would learn the stock market. Wrong. There are no stock trading questions on those tests. No moving average, candlestick, double top, MACD or any technical trading questions. […]


Beat the Monkeys

 Ok. There was a group, that wanted to prove that mutual funds professionals were not even as good as a group of monkeys. So, they took monkeys, and had them throw darts at a board, with stocks on them. The monkeys out performed the majority of the mutual funds, that year. Really? Yes! Go look […]


Learn a Monthly or Weekly Cash Flow System called Credit Spreads

Ok. This is not a simple concept to explain, requires a big picture, and a lot of little detail. I can only give you the picture right now, and encourage you to learn more about the strategy. So, let me explain it this way. Why are Casinos so big in Las Vegas? Because the house, […]


Pay attention to Seasonal Stock Patterns

Not an absolute, but the stock market has tendencies during the “season”. So, if you know that, you can play it, with a high degree of past correlation. Let me give you a few examples: Best 6 Months to Invest  Simple strategies can make a major difference! The money movement strategy is a great example. […]


GRM Use the Gross Rent Multiplier

A great tool for estimating the value of properties. The GRM can give you an idea of what the property is worth, and or the income it should be producing. You require 2 pieces of information: Sales price, and the Potential Gross Income. If you have similar information of property in area, you can estimate […]


Start Using Google Plus NOW!

I am fairly new to Google Plus. Just started to build my profile, circles and use. Rather than try and figure it out myself, I went to friend of mine to tap his expertise #AlexMendossian He is quickly becoming the leading authority on Google plus, and he is a great internet and marketing guy. http://www.alexmandossian.com […]


Dreams Need to Break FREE

Many folks do not live their dreams, because they are held hostage by their own limitations. And I mean self limiting beliefs. NOT real. If fear or doubt holds you back you must have a few strategies for killing the fear. To eliminate doubt. To live your dreams. Strategy: Take a step anyway. John Wayne […]


Strategy: The hanging man candlestick pattern.

After an uptrend, there will be a day, where the bulls and bears fight it out. Creating a long shadow, or tail. The head will be small. This demonstrates the pricing increase has hit resistance. The open and close are not much different. The tail is usually 2 times the head. This usually means a […]


Strategy: Sell to the top 10 emotional benefits.

Most folks will try and sell to features and benefits. For example if we were talking about a remote control converter, a feature would be the on off button, the benefit “sit in the comfort of your chair”. Many sales people stop here, using “basic” benefits. The seasoned sale person knows what motivates individuals is […]


13 Important Negotiation Strategies

Here are 13 tips and tricks you can use to strategize a successful negotiation 1. Good Guy/Bad Guy One of the oldest tactics in negotiation is the good guy/bad guy routine. It can be done when you have two negotiators—a team of negotiators. One negotiator acts overbearing, aggressive and pressuring while the other acts compassionate, […]


Incentives can Make a Good Staff Great

Whether it’s a trip to Las Vegas, a cash bonus, a VCR, or dinner at a fine restaurant, an incentive can have a dramatic impact on employee motivation. Granted, we all should be self motivated and self disciplined, but everyone needs a little incentive once in awhile. A regular incentive program can reverse a bad […]


Strategy: Use society’s pressures to influence clients.

Our society creates patterns of behavior in us and clients. Understanding these pressures and patterns will give us insights into influencing others. For example, have you ever been given a gift by a stranger? Did you feel obligated? I use to look down in airports just so one of those guys giving flowers out would […]


13 Speaker Commandments-90 Minutes of Training (dozens of strategies, concepts and ideas).

Ok. This is just for my speaker friends out there that have passed along positive comments, and asked for more Speaker strategies. I normally sell this 90 minutes video, but have put it on line for every one. ENJOY and more important profit.


13 Commandments for Speaking from Stage

The 13 Commandments of Influence are as follows: 1. Environment (Planning the process). You must be prepared to manage the emotion, state, behavior and actions of your client (and yourself). That means you have to have objectives for each section, a plan in terms of outcome, and a plan for selling. Never try and just […]


Strategy: Use Mentors to Compress Time

Mentors and coaches are known to be teachers and have skills and experiences in a particular field. In many universities, mentors are in college courses and provide study group sessions, and one on one individual assistance or feedback. They are there to guide you through the course or it may be your soon-to-be profession and […]


M5: 5 million in 5 years

I have a good friend #James Smith that often talks about being worth 5 Million dollars in less than 5 Years! Now some folks will think that impossible, but having seen folks achieve that goal, and more, I know it is possible. It takes plan, motivation and the other M5. 1. M: Mind Set.  Conceive, […]


Strategy: Become a Student of Success and Wealth

It amazes me that when people leave high school or college they turn over their educational plan to their employer. Now in many cases the employers provide outstanding training for the employee to become a great:  Sales people.  Manager and leader  Customer Service agent  Marketing manager  Computer operator And many […]


Save Time when Investing in Real Estate with the WEB!

Ok. So I am a bit of a nerd, I admit it. I love gadgets, computers, my blackberry, and the internet. Sure it can be fun, but for me there has always been a practical application. The information age has made me money. It helps me pick stocks, check out investments, and do background research. […]


11 Commandments of a Jedi

Several years ago, I wrote the beginnings of a personal development book called the 11 commandment of Jedi. A series of principles or commandments to govern life. Under each commandment are dozens of life strategies. Commandment #1: Choice not change determines Destiny. Your destiny changes in a moment. The moment you decide to improve the […]


Use society’s pressures to influence

Our society creates patterns of behavior in us and clients. Understanding these pressures and patterns will give us insights into influencing others. For example, have you ever been given a gift by a stranger? Did you feel obligated? I use to look down in airports just so one of those guys giving flowers out would […]


Francis Foundation: Principle # 11: Let the Little Things Slide

Want a long term, benefiical, loving relationship? Let the little things slide! On both side of the relationship. NO ONE is perfect. And STOP trying to change them. I once said of a girlfriend… I am going to make her change that behavior, until it kills me. Well, I almost died. OK. I have this […]


Rapport: It only takes a minute

You may have read a book first published in early 1970’s, written by a popular psychologist, Eric Berne, entitled, “What Do You Say After You Say Hello?” In the book, Dr. Berne wrote about human interaction, and how we relate to each other. One of the topics he addressed in the book was the importance […]


How do you get started speaking?

I was at a Get Motivated event recently. The huge arena events, which feature great speakers like: Brian Tracy, Barbara Bush, and Bill Cosby. An associate who knows I speak and coach speakers, was asking, how do you get started in the speaking game? In a few minutes I dropped a dozen ideas on him. […]


Sales Tip: Stop Objections

Dealing with Objections  Professional sales people expect objections, in fact many plan for them. They specific part of their presentation planned to deal with the common ones. Here are three techniques to eliminate or minimize objections. Strategy: Plan standard responses to common objections. The best salespeople know almost all the objections to their product and […]


A/B Testing is a Key to Success!

Marketing your products is like reasoning with teenagers- what works today may not work tomorrow. A 10% discount or two for one sale may perform beautifully in one marketing but not another. Or it may work better one month than another. So how do you know what marketing technique to use? Traditional research or available […]


Do You Mind If I Ask You a Question?

Anyone who has ever watched a midnight rerun of a Columbo episode knows that the charm of the character Peter Falk has portrayed on television for years is based on his childlike curiosity and dogged persistence to detail. Without using a dirty raincoat and cigar butt, those same characteristics can benefit most salespeople. In Columbo’s […]


Three Principles to Govern Your Life

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend. They were all doom and gloom about life. Everything was against them. They had messed up. Life was not worth living. The pressure of work, family, and relationships was overwhelming. In the midst of all this negativity, the individual could only see one or two options available […]


In the Market for A Business?

Owning a company doesn’t necessarily mean starting one. If you’re thinking about being your own and owning a business, buying a company that’s already up and running may be easier and faster than starting from scratch. How many times have you been in a business and noticed that the place is booming even though service […]


Sales Tip: Quick Language You Can Use

Strategy: Can you buy that?  Immediately after making a statement, introducing a benefit or responding to an objection, use this tag question. You may even want to point to your product for greater impact. The subliminal message will be received: to buy that…(whatever you are pointing at). Strategy: Buy now, you are… Start a sentence […]


What is Your Body Language Saying?

Body language is the non-verbal way we communicate. It includes facial expressions, eye movements, gestures, and posture. At least half—if not more—of interpersonal communications are sent and received through channels other than words. It’s important that you understand how you can—and cannot—use your body to get your point across. Strategy: Use body language that matches […]


Test Dynamic and Interesting Words in Headlines!

Certain words are better than others to give people a desire to read more. Consider these words in your titles, headlines and grabbers. Test. Test words in Grabber Headlines for Maximum Results Launch. We have just launched an offer for our CREDIT SPREAD workshop. Friends and family pricing. www.creditspreadsystem.com Announcing. The company announces today….. Introduction. […]


Using Pattern Interrupts

NLP is a great science. The study of how the mind works. The MAP to the process. It is a wonderful tool. You might through NLP questioning techniques, find out that people have patterns either  visual, auditory or kinesthetic that represent a specific pattern. Either good or bad. A sequence of images, words or feelings, […]


Understanding the 4 Types of People in the World

FOUR PERSONALITIES & LANGUAGE: Research indicates there are four types of people. The Social styles identified by Dr. Merrill (driver, analytical, amiable, and expressive), were an excellent beginning for me. But I found them a little restrictive, and as I evaluated individuals noticed some additional distinctions. I color coded the social styles, red and black, […]


Sales Tip: 2 Closes for You

Strategy: Use the If? Close: The if Close is used against an objection to finalize the sale. Any objection is responded with: ü  “If we resolve that issue, will you purchase today?” ü  “If we meet that need, can we place the order today?” ü  “So let me get this right. If you can get […]


A 4 step system for writing an ad.

A good ad grabs attention, uses features and benefits to sell with a strong call to order. In fact a good ad can be the beginning of a brochure, and sales letter. Basically there are four steps to an effective ad. Step 1: Use an effective grabber headline. Actually creating an ad for the ad. […]


Color and Font style Convey Specific Messages

Strategy: Make the right choice of fonts, colors, and image to match your business. You can have a great idea or distinction but damage the company, by picking the wrong colors, fonts, or image for your business. Your image has to match your message. So let’s look at colors and print considerations for specific messages. […]


ABC- Always Be Closing

ABC. Always Be Closing. I love to close! Closing comes down to simple but critical concepts. The best closers have: 1. Confidence: The most effective closer knows the need to close the call and are completely comfortable asking for, or even demanding, the order. 2. Competence: High-performance closers are excellent in structuring every discussion, every […]


Attitude Makes a Difference

I have been poor and rich. Much better to be rich. But at the end of the day, if you took my money and asset away. I would be back. Because I have 2 elements, that you cannot take away. What I call M2. Mind and Method. The right mind set. And method or strategy. […]


Recognize Support & Resistance in a Stock or Market

The market gives us visual clues as to what may happen next. There are often patterns that repeat over, and over. Learning a few of these patterns, can give you insight to direction. Therefore, you can trade a stock or market based on these patterns, o even know when it may be time to protect […]


Double Pipe Bottom

After a down trend, there is a long down day, and then immediately a long up day. Usually, if the price breaks the ceiling (of the 2 long pipes), the stock or index will go up with a high degree of probability. An increase in stock volume on both days, makes this a stronger pattern. […]


Sales Tip: Closing Skills Get You Paid

The first close you must make is always yourself! Make sure you have the closing beliefs of a winner. I believe in my company and product. I can close anybody.
 I can sell everybody.
 I know dozens of closes. My price is justifiable.
 I need and deserve the sale.
 I am a great closer.
 NO need […]


7 Stock Strategies to Build Wealth

15% ROR is Easy In my lectures and seminars I tell students they must earn 15% on their individual investments or don’t consider them. Many folks think or say there is no way you can get 15% consistently over time. Not true. If you know the stock market, or other investments, like real estate or […]


Dreams are prisoners of Doubt and Fear. Break Free

        Strategy: Take a step anyway. John Wayne said “Courage is being afraid and saddling up anyway”. Successful people realize that on the other side of fear are your dreams. Just take a step. I have done a lot of fire walking in my life. Actually taught fire walking too. Do you […]


That Golden Moment

When you realize you have the divine right to have more in life. You are greater than the obstacles that hold you back. You want to be the victor not the victim. Your are tire of finding yourself and decide to design yourself. God is ready to show you his favor, and you are ready […]


13 Personality Traits of Poor Employees

This infographic was crafted with love by Officevibe, the employee engagement platform that helps managers see the ROI of company culture while making employees happier and more motivated at work.


How to build Rapport

Use the following concepts to build rapport quickly: Match and mirror their language. Match and mirror their movements. Show gratitude for an appointment or order. Pass on compliments from associates. Avoid controversial topics such as war, politics or religion. Show respect for the other person’s time – be on time. Learn a little about your […]


Keep Running

I was talking to a friend recently, and they were suggesting that I have in my life had some adversity and they wondered how I dealt with it. Funny. I have all these skills, attitudes, and beliefs. I can reframe past memories with NLP (content reframes). I can use positive replacement to wipe out the […]


10 Keys in Stock investing

The market is weird. Every time one guy sells, another one buys, and they both think they’re smart. If you want to know you are the winner in stock trading, you have to stop trusting others with your account and learn some sound principles. I recommend the following: Know the Outcome. Never hope the market is going […]


No Vacations only Business Trips

Vacations are not deductible, but business trip are deductible. Wouldn’t be better to take more business trips? What kind of activities are considered tax deductible in your business, here are a few: Attending a related workshop, seminar or convention Soliciting sales and business Stock and or director meetings Setting up vendors or sourcing products and […]


Deduct your car to the business

trategy 125: If you buy a vehicle into your business and use it 100% for business, you can write off a 100% of the expenses: gas, insurance, lease, and repairs. If the business is use part time for business and part time for personal use you have 2 methods to expense. 1. Actual Cost Method. […]


Use Questions to Influence, Negotiate and Control conversations

Questions are a great communication tool. Consider this various types of questions in sales, negotiation and general conversations. Use open questions to encourage the client to respond freely. Here are some sample questions. Use them and get develop some for yourself based on your business. • Who: Who is responsible for? • Where: Where did […]


Develop a RICH attitude. 99 Motivational thoughts.

Stuck in a Rut? Can’t seem to get out of the 40/40/40 plan? Working over 40 hours a week, for 40 years, only to retire on 40 percent? Broke. Working for the JOB. Just over broke. Can’t seem to get a head. Always financial issues in your life? Rather than looking at all the opportunities […]


The Top 10 Desires to Link to Your Product

Most sales representatives focus on the features & benefits of their products or services. For example a remote control for a television has an on off button (a feature). That feature really does not have any value, until we can turn it into a tangible benefit to the client. What is the benefit for the […]


No Money for Marketing? Barter, Trade, or get Creative!

Like most entrepreneurs I have big dreams for my business, and a limited marketing budget. Therefore, on several occasions I needed to get “creative”. Let me give a few of my more successful marketing ideas, that cost me very little but had huge pay offs. Joint Ventures and Endorsements. Tapping an existing database is one […]


Twenty Negotiation Tips–Read them and Profit

1. Everything is negotiable Keep an open mind about what is negotiable. You may believe retail prices in stores are the bottom line, but they are not! There are very few non-negotiable products or services. Try to negotiate and you will be surprised what you can get. 2. When is the best time to negotiate? […]


Use the Gross Rent Multiplier to Value Property

A great tool for estimating the value of properties. The GRM can give you an idea of what the property is worth, and or the income it should be producing. You require 2 pieces of information: Sales price, and the Potential Gross Income. If you have similar information of property in area, you can estimate […]


It is Greek to Me!-Influence

Aristotle, the Greek philosopher who died in 322 BC, is not a name that comes to mind when you think about great salesmanship. He was, however, a master of the art of persuasion, and isn’t that what selling is all about? Aristotle wrote a treatise, entitled Rhetoric, in which he pointed out three main tactics […]


7 Strategies for Real Estate Investing with Limited Funds

1. LEASE WITH OPTION TO BUY. Rent the property. Create a fee for the option (down payment). Pay a little extra each month that goes to the purchase of the house in the future.  Most of the terms are negotiable. Who pays for what, including repairs, property taxes get spelled out in the agreement. Have […]


Sales or Marketing Time Management

Sales Code Professional sales time management requires individuals to become self disciplined and focus on the activities that will maximize results. We have all learned the 80/20 rule — 80% of the results in life will come from 20% of your actions, 80% of your sales goals will come from 20% of the sales activity. […]


Time Management: Key Strategies

Strategy: To increase effectiveness, eliminate interruptions. An interruption is an event in which your attention is instantly diverted from a process you have chosen to a process someone else has chosen for you. Interruptions are normally random and have no consideration for the importance of or impact on your time and your personal objectives. The […]


Schedule specific periods of time to complete specific tasks.

Sales Code There is a direct relationship between the allocated time for a behavior and the end result. People must learn to become disciplined in their allocation of time. Here is a log from an extremely successful professional. Time 8:00 – 8:30 am: Plan/Paper Work 8:30- 10:30 am: Block time. Focused time on major priority. […]


Invest in Real Estate using the Income Model

  Many people invest in real estate without really know why or how. They listen to a friend story of success or even worst an agent telling them “well it break even, but this a great neighborhood and will have great appreciation over time”. OMG. Never invest for the story. Invest based on sound fundamentals. […]


Rich or Poor? Attitude is Everything

                                  As I travel around I get to talk to a lot of folks. Average folks, success individuals, broke and rich. I have noted a major characteristic of the achiever group, is they believe they “cause” their outcomes. They […]


Time Management-Do I have too?

Exercise: “Do I Have To” List Detail all the activities you conduct daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. This is a big task, but an important one. You may want to keep a journal of your activities, or just visualize your activities and record them. After you have recorded all the activity in your life, you […]


The Power of Leverage

I talk about the Wealth Wheel: Education, Cash Flow, Growth, Big Hits, Leverage, Taxes and Asset Protection. A key element to the Wealth Wheel is Leverage. The ability to take something small (capital, opportunity, energy or intellect) and leverage the item, into a huge result. Leverage is an important element to wealth, and even success. […]


Choice determines the quality of your life and direction.

I loved watching the move Mr. Destiny. It demonstrates, how making simple choices right now, can dramatically change the future. In the movie hitting a baseball was the difference between, living in a mansion, or shack, marrying the prom queen, or a nice girl. Being rich or getting by. Now there were some other morals […]


Kill Interruptions and Live Your Dreams

Strategy: To increase effectiveness, eliminate interruptions. An interruption is an event in which your attention is instantly diverted from a process you have chosen to a process someone else has chosen for you. Interruptions are normally random and have no consideration for the importance of or impact on your time and your personal objectives. The […]


Keep Your Posts Interesting. 17 Ideas!

          Ok. That can be challenge. But mixing up your message between, education, quotes, videos, something knew, a check list or review, and keep your blog fresh and growing. If you run out of ideas, for blog consider these, I am: 1. Quotes. A serious of fun, entertaining, or important messages […]


33 Quotes for Your Motivation Fresh

  1. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle 2. The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost 3. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. – William B. Sprague 4. Great spirits have […]


Best and 6 Months to Invest–Time to think about getting out in May

Simple strategies can make a major difference! There are investment patterns, that over time can make you a TON of money. There are several seasonal patterns, that are prevalent and predictable in the stock market. Yet, likely your financial expert, does not know them or even worst, they do and they don’t tell you about […]


Start Using Google Plus NOW!

I am fairly new to Google Plus. Just started to build my profile, circles and use. Rather than try and figure it out myself, I went to friend of mine to tap his expertise #AlexMendossian He is quickly becoming the leading authority on Google plus, and he is a great internet and marketing guy. http://www.alexmandossian.com/ […]


Dividend Yield-A Great Beginning

A dividend is a payment many companies make to shareholders out of their excess earnings. It’s usually expressed as a per-share amount. When you compare companies’ dividends, however, you talk about the “dividend yield,” or simply the “yield.” That’s the dividend amount divided by the stock price. It tells you what percentage of your purchase […]


Increase Your Chances of Getting Lucky!

People often say, I am lucky. And it is true. I have had some incredible LUCK or GOOD Fortune in my life. I often say LUCK is the function of preparation and opportunity. What some folks do not know, is that LUCK, or Fortune can be be a function of actions and attitude. In fact, […]


Well. You may have noticed….

I lost about 80 plus articles. Feb-April. Serves me right for not backing up my site. Anyway, going to drop in a few articles (i can find), just to fill the space a little. AND keep adding new articles to get back on track.  


The Evening (doji) Star

          This is similar to the straight dojo (a pervious pattern). A major sign of reversal. Now you have “confirmation” the market is reversing. The doji happens and then the next day, the market is down, as expected. The down trend confirms the pattern. The longer the white and black candles, […]


Get Help with Your Small Business

Want to start or expand your small business? Get help from the Government and seasoned small business professionals. Most of the time for free. SBA District Offices The SBA has office in every state. Consultants can help with: business plans, resources, funding, and recommendations. www.sba.gov Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) The SBCD is a cooperation […]


Use Your Time Wisely

Does time work for you? Do you waste it? Squander it? Do you respect the usage of time? Do you understand the value of 15 minutes a day over the course of a life time. IT is HUGE! Saving time. Respecting time. Using time effectively is a key to life. Think about this:   30 […]


Get 15% on your Investments

You must get 15% a year on your investments, otherwise, you might to move out of the USA to live well in retirement. That means, less mutual funds, and more consistent returns like: Real Estate Investing. www.reissoftware.com Credit Spreads www.creditspreadsystem.com Tax Liens. www.taxlienswork.com


20 things the Rich Do!

http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/20-things-the-rich-do-every-day Dave Ramamsey outlines the 20 key elements, based on Tom Corley, on his website RichHabitsInstitute.com. Great information. check it out. 1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble. […]


15 Percent Returns!

I know what the difference between a 5 percent and 15 percent return on an annual bases over 36 years. On an initial investment of 10K, is the difference between 58k or 1.5 MILLION! The rate of return is a key to long term wealth. Yet most folks do not know where to find 15 […]


Make money while you sleep

I had the rare privilege of promoting ‪#‎KenBlanchard‬ in Toronto, Canada when I did work with International Search Consultants. Ken and I got to spend some quality time together before and after the event. We even managed to get a game of golf through the Toronto Board of Trade. Ken is a good golfer, and […]


FF Principle 15: Have a Grateful and Generous Heart

The Francis Foundational principles have governed my life. A serious of attitudes, concepts and ideals that have guided my life. Some developed by me, but a lot borrowed from some of my mentors. Folks like: Tony Robbins, Charles Givens, Og Mandino, Brian Tracy, Ken Blanchard, Warren Buffet, Sir Templeton, and many more. Not to mention […]


Getting Started in Real Estate.

Getting started is often the biggest challenge for most folks. Therefore, here are 20 plus steps you can start in the next 30 days. •Set goals: A simple goal, like buy one rental property in the next 90 days. Now, add some objectives to that goal like: prospect 100 properties, visit 30, negotiate 15, put […]


Check out wealthenetwork!

In December, I did a soft opening of my facebook page wealthenetwork.  You can check it out at: www.facebook.com/wealthenetwork.  You will learn how to: Keep motivated and maintain a strong personal growth plan. Start and market a small business for profit and fun. Cut your taxes by 20-50%. Invest like a pro. Up, down, and […]


January Barometer Update

Wow. The January barometer basically says, as the first 5 days goes, so goes the market for the year. The statistics say about 86 percent probability or correlation.  The second part says, wait for the whole month and see what happens. The correlation is about 91 percent. We look at the S & P 500 […]


FF Principle 14: Take Responsiblity for Your Life!

Jim Rohn tells the story of his mentor asking him, “why are not successful?” Rohn made a comprehensive list: The government works against me. taxes are too high. people did not support me. I can’t get a break. my education sucked. no work opportunities out there. the market is bad. interest rates are high. the […]


Use the Name Game to Find an Interesting Domain or Company Name.

Strategy: Use the name game to pick a name for your company and or product. I had the rare privilege of working with over 50 plus millionaires. One of them had a cool way of picking names for products. He showed it me one meeting, and I refined it into the NAME GAME. Recently a […]


January Barometer Update!

Seasonal patterns have been around for dozens of years and give you a good indication of direction, based on past performance. The first 5 days trading (prices) on the S and P (Standard & Poor) can predict the direction of the market for the balance of year. The accuracy is about 86 percent (passed on […]


Focus Leads to Perfect Vision!

Kind of a play on words. Many people have dreams or visions they want to accomplish in life. Some achieve these goals, many do not. I believe it is the sum total of the little things you do each day, that leads to achievement, of your dreams, goals and visions of the future. Or to […]


January Barometer-First Five Days

Well. You know I follow the seasonal trends. They have been pretty accurate over 60 plus years. The first 5 days give an indication of how the year is going to go in the stock market. Well the S and P went sideways and a little down. Not a good sign for the stock market. […]


A Candlestick can Illuminate the Dark

CANDLESTICKS, JAPANESE In the 1600s, the Japanese developed a method of technical analysis to analyze the price of rice contracts. This technique is called candlestick charting. Steven Nison is credited with popularizing candlestick charting and has become recognized as the leading expert on their interpretation. Candlestick charts display the same information (open, high, low, and […]


3 P System for Achievement

  As we reflect on 2013, our success, our failure (or learning experience), let us remember life is about choice. The choice to be happy. The choice to accept things as they are or change them. The choice to be average or exceptional. To live… a life of quiet desperation or make our life a […]


20 Habits of the Rich!

This article appeared on the Dave Ramsey web site. http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/20-things-the-rich-do-every-day Worthwhile research to consider. Certainly points out why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It was based on the research of Tom Corley, RichHabitsInstitute.com.  1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat […]


Moments of Choice Determine Your Destiny!

Commandment #1: Choice determines the quality of your life and direction. I loved watching the move Mr. Destiny. It demonstrates, how making simple choices right now, can dramatically change the future. In the movie hitting a baseball was the difference between, living in a mansion, or shack, marrying the prom queen, or a nice girl. […]


Understanding Basic Fundamental Analysis

The traditional method of evaluating stocks is called fundamental analysis. Investors who use this approach like to look at basic information about a company, such as the growth of its sales and profits, in an effort to figure out what they think is the true, or “fair,” value of that company’s stock. By comparing the […]


21 Free Advertising and Marketing Strategies

I was teaching a business workshop recently, and someone asked, If you had a limited budget for marketing what would you do? Well, I have as an entrepreneur, had limited budget a few dozen times, and the following strategies have always served me well. They WORK! 1. Write articles about related information in publications (i.e., […]


FF Principle 13: Winning is Important

Hey I get the social message today, about enjoying the game, and not focusing on winning. You can’t kick butt, destroy the other person or team, at all costs. It is not good to solely focus on the winning. In fact I believe in the game of life: Achieving, Results, and Winning are not as important as how […]


7 Greatest Money Mistakes & How to Correct Them

Mistake # 1: Paying Too Much Tax. One third to one half of your personal wealth is going to come from tax planning. If you do not believe that you are a fool. Look at your existing expenses. The number one expense for every one is either tax or housing. It is your right under […]


FF: Principle 12: Relationships require, interest, time, respect and forgiveness

        Someone just reminded me. I have not finished sharing the Francis Foundation Principles. So here is number 12. Long term relationships require investment. You have to give people the BIG 4. Interest.  You have to show genuine interest in peoples lives. Family, Hobbies, their Success. Don’t always focus on yourself focus […]


The Wealth Wheel is the Foundation

In my teaching all across the USA, Canada, UK, Singapore and Australia, I always start with the foundation of financial success, the WEALTH WHEEL. It is a simple concept, but it keeps us focused and on track. It does not matter if you start with real estate, a job, stocks or business, the wealth wheel […]


9 Top Offers to use in Your Business To Generate Great Sales

Strategy: Use the top 9 offers on your site and in your email (think about using them in telemarketing, direct mail, brochures and display ads too) OFFER #1: Cash.Any time you can tie a campaign to cash back or cash now you pull a great percentage of the general population. Soup companies do it. Grocery […]


50 Plus Grabber Headlines that Work!

Strategy: Use effective Grabber Headlines that have worked in the past. Grabber Headlines invite folks to read the ad, email, web site or letter. You must have exciting, dynamic, unusual, or bold grabbers. To grab attention. Here are a few dozen I found over the years.  Earn $1000 in less than 30 days  […]


Build a Newsletter or Blog to Capture Emails and Followers!

Strategy: Incorporate a FREE newsletter to capture emails and provide a re marketing opportunity. One of the best strategies is to use free newsletters, blogs, or social media (Facebook and others) to capture a person’s email and provide the opportunity for repeat marketing. If fact you want to have a specific marketing plan for turning […]


89% of folks earning 50k or more own small business

Starting a small business is a wise and profitable decision. Ask the countless thousands each year that get to write off their cars, vcrs, TV’s, business trips (often to very nice places), meals and entertainment. Not to mention the fact that you could actually stumble on a business that could make you rich. Ask Bill […]


Stretching to the Next Level of Success.

All of us have great success and some failure.  Certainly 2013 had both for me and was challenging. Filled with obstacles and stepping stones. On the wall of my office are some sayings that keep me focused on “Stretching to the Next Level of Success” . Whether that is a phoenix rising out the ashes, […]


Leverage is the Key to Wealth

I talk about the Wealth Wheel: Education, Cash Flow, Growth, Big Hits, Leverage, Taxes and Asset Protection. A key element to the Wealth Wheel is Leverage. The ability to take something small (capital, opportunity, energy or intellect) and leverage the item, into a huge result. Leverage is an important element to wealth, and even success. […]


Positive Replacement Technique

Look everyone has bad days. Days were things don’t go right. Or we feel sorry for ourselves. Or we are just not motivated to get off the couch. And nothing steals our dreams more than the TV and the couch. When those moments, happen it is easy to get into what I call the Negative […]


7 Keys to Rehabbing a House

Well. I am going to tackle the topic of Rehabbing. Now realize that my hands are soft and have no rough spots. But there was a time, when I liked to get dirty, and could knock out a wall or caulk a bathtub with the best of them. Well maybe not caulk a bathtub. Now […]


Every Ad, Blog title, or Website needs Grabber Headlines!

Headlines, grab attention. They are an ad, for the ad. They can create curiosity, emotional responses (anger, frustration, joy, pain, or even love). Whatever they do, the goal is simple for a grabber headline, to get the people to read more! Some of the best grabber headlines are tabloits. As you walk by the magazine […]


7 Quick Ways to use Content Marketing for Your Web Site

Yes having a blog, can share outstanding, even life changing strategies, and information. But for many on line companies and individuals the goal is to make some money online. So, you might consider the following ideas, concepts and strategies to monetize your web site: Point out problems people are experiencing either in business, or personal […]


Spot Trade on the DIA

For decades there has been the “christmas effect” on the dow. From dec 1 to jan 15 or so a 9% increase on the dow. Generally the market is up during this time period. Therefore, a higher than normal probabiltiy or expecation. All signs (technical analysis) suggest an uptrending market. The market is stair stepping […]


Building an Image & Logo

Owning a home based business is great. You get to work form home, and have time for family. To often  the home based person, forgets how to build their professional image, or brand. Making the business look bigger than life, or extremely professional. Consider this elements when building a professional look. Strategy: Make the right […]


Creating a Sense of Urgency

In your web sites, direct mail, telemarketing or face to face meetings, it is important to create a sense of urgency in your client to move the sale closer to completion. Often you can do this with the following tactics: A Great Offer. There are many offers that work, but a few tried and true […]


Give Thanks!

As we relax today, and enjoy friends and family, remember to give thanks for all the things in life god has given you. That may include (as it does me) the following: Life. Every day above ground is great day. Family. The love of the people close to you. Tell them you love this day […]


Need more money? Become a Freelancer

Whether you are working right now, in between jobs, or just want a little extra money. Freelancing might be right up your ally. You know I have been “unemployed” since my early 30’s. Still working but working for myself. Projects, consulting, real estate, internet web sites, speaking, pretty much what ever I want to do […]


www.fiverr.com A great resource!

If you are a one man show, or even if you are not, Fiverr can be a great employee! Need any of the following: A quick 400-600 word article on a topic? 2-3 minute video introducing your product or self? Banner for your daughters new web site? Unusual gift for a birthday? Need a flyer […]


M2: The path to Multi-Millions

The average American would not even consider this goal, yet I know it is possible. I know because I have seen folks, just like you, all over our nation achieve this incredible goal. In fact, it is more than a goal; it is a journey. A journey that begins with just a few small steps.  […]


Credit Reports

Basically there is 3 kinds of credit. Installment Credit. Fix payments, or installments, over time. Repaying the original loan with interest. Mortgage loans. Car loans. Student loans. Personal loans. Third party loans for personal items. Tv, computer, boats. Revolving Credit. Credit cards. Overdraft protection. Store credit cards. Gas cards. Home equity loans. Open Credit.  Utilities. […]


Building a Real Estate Brand

Most folks are concerned about the next real estate deal, about making money short term. Nothing wrong with working hard to make the money. But LONG term, it is nice to build a real estate BRAND. I spent a lot of time with Jay Abraham. One of his key strategies for business distinction is a […]


Sourcing Real Estate Deals

The number one activity for buying and selling real estate is putting offers on the table. Getting deal in the pipe line. Well to get deals completed one of the first steps is to get deal flow going. To see properties and sellers. Here are some great ideas to get started: Business Cards. Do some […]


FF: Principle # 11–Let the Little Things Slide

Why let little things give you negative emotions? Life is way to short to have negative gas in the engine. Keep and maintain a healthy positive attitude, by letting little frustrations go. They should not control you. Many folks let small issues ruin their day. Let me give you a few examples: Some one cuts […]


A New Perspective on Investing

This a quick video, showing the difference between long term investing, and earning monthly income from the stock market. Certainly, you can pick good stocks, using Buffets approach, or the CANSLIM method (check out those articles). But you should also, have a system for weekly or monthly cash flow.  


Strategy: Consistency in Commitments

Every got into an argument, then realized you were wrong, but you were so committed, you could not back out? The law of commitment and consistency kicked in. You made some smaller commitments, that lead to bigger ones. We as individuals believe we should be consistent in our approach, behaviors, and habits. We like to […]


Keeping Motivated!

There are lots of ways to keep motivated. Here are just a few for you to consider: Develop a Vision for you life. Create a movie for your life. A vivid picture or series of movie frames, for where you want to be. Visualize yourself there. It worked in the 1960’s for olympic teams. Why […]


Strategy: Getting to be Liked!

No I am not talking about facebook. I am talking about in any relationship, business, professional, or personal it is important to be liked. It will often help with communication, negotiation, influence, and selling. If you have to work with people or influence them, it is a good idea to be liked… First. We tend […]


Strategy: People Power

We watch other people behaviors to give us hints as to what we should do. Good and bad by the way. A group mind, a group consensus, can have great or terrible results. What amazes me some times, is how a group can be… controlled. When I studied with Tony Robbins we did a group […]


45 45 10 Method of Investing

I bought a Million dollar property and lost my shirt. I dropped 350k into a business, and it failed. I have blown out at least 2 investment accounts (lost all the money). So, why listen to me? For 2 major reasons. First, I have made millions. Taken a company from zero to 46 Million in […]


Do not let your television and couch steal your Dreams!

How much does your television cost? Most folks say, $300, $1000, even $3000. They are thinking about the cost of the physical TV. Not the amount of time, they waste by aimless watching TV. Many individuals come home after a hard day or work. Grab something to eat, find the remote, fall into the couch, […]


Strategy: Become the Authority

When I lived in Minneapolis, I belonged to the Sales and Marketing Executive.  We had monthly luncheons, speakers, and a newsletter. All about selling, influence, direct selling and marketing. It was a great organization. I asked if i could contribute to the monthly newsletter and write a column, called “Marketing Sales and Sense”. Tid-bits about […]


Strategy: Use Scarcity to Market Your Services

Everyone likes to get a deal. Everyone wants to get the last one. Everyone wants the unique or rare item. In fact the more rare or limited the more people will covet the product, service or item. In your marketing or selling you want to use this human behavior pattern. Make your service unique. Make […]


Strategy: Use Reciprocity to Build the Relationship

I am a student of people. Whether it the 4 personality styles, NLP models of thinking behavior or Robert Cialdini’s instant influence, I enjoy studying communication patterns or influence. I find talking to subordinates, superiors, family, and friends more effective if I understand what goes on in the other persons mind.  The insights have made […]


Small Commitments Lead to Success

Lifestyle Changes Start With One Small Step My mother used to tell me that the small things in life really count. I don’t believe she realized just how much. Small commitments turn our lives around or enhance the value or direction of our lives. I accidentally leaned this lesson early. In fourth grade our whole […]


These are some of my favorite investment books….

Some great books to consider: Think or Grow Rich–Napolean Hill Wealth without Risk–Charles J Givens. Beating the street–Peter Lynch Creating Wealth–Robert Allen Applying Elliott Wave theory Profitably–Steven Poser A to Z technical Analysis–Steven Achelis Richest Man in Babylon–George Clase Picking Winners a horse players guide–Andrew Beyer. Just a few…   Amazon.com Widgets


Defense or Offense?

I was talking to someone about investing in stocks, and they asked, which is more important OFFENSE or DEFENSE. No question, I agree with Warren Buffet. Rule number one is to NOT lose money. First, I trade a credit spread system. A technique to make monthly income from the stock market. Often winning 9 times […]


Strategy: Use society’s pressures to influence clients.

Our society creates patterns of behavior in us and clients. Understanding these pressures and patterns will give us insights into influencing others. For example, have you ever been given a gift by a stranger? Did you feel obligated? I use to look down in airports just so one of those guys giving flowers out would […]


Strategy: Use Words that Sell

Simple language can have a major effect. Sprinkle these selling words throughout your presentation, web site, conversation, direct mail to make it more compelling,  and powerful.  These are not my words, by the way, words that every good advertising executive, sales person and copy writer knows. it’s easy                                   powerful                                  right                             strength proven results                          a real […]


Getting Started with Real Estate

I get this question a lot. So here are some tips in getting started: Get education on real estate investing. There is different from buying a home, a rental property, real estate for cash flow vs growth areas. Most people buy for the story, not for cash flow. Cash flow is king. You need a […]


Developing a Positive Response to Events

A failure at the job. Loss of income. Death of a loved one. Behind on the bills. Lost love. Rejection. Debt. Life has it’s share of ….. Events. How your respond to those events is very important. You can let them control you or let them inspire you. You can let them defeat your or […]


Outsourcing: A Cheap Way to Run Your Business

Outsourcing is now one of the most popular terms you will hear in the business world. Obviously, it is something that companies benefit from because companies today are extensively using outsourcing as part of their company. Since companies benefit from outsourcing, you would want to consider outsourcing to also be part of your company. However, […]


Getting Started on the Internet

My daughter Meg, asked me recently to help her get a web site up for fun design business (crafts, jewlery, and clothes). The first challenge getting her a domain name. Man we spent an hour looking for all kinds of cool names, using Megan, Francis, Designs, etc. Nothing was available. Then it struck me. I […]


Cut Your Taxes!

In your life time you will earn over one million dollars (at least).  Think about that.  Even if you only earn $25,000 a year, you’ll still earn over $1,000,000.  A large number of Americans will earn a lot ore than a million.  Based on that fact most Americans could retire very comfortably if they plan […]


Four Cornerstones of Wealth

Most folks start with a job in life. Building some Cash Flow. Trading time for money. Not a bad beginning. But only a beginning. By the way, if that is your only plan. You will be poor most of your life. You have to move from MAN at Work, to: CASH at work, ASSETS at […]


The Power Compound Interest: A Promising Financial Future

The power compound interest is not only a theory; rather, it has its own place in the industry of finance. People who take the term seriously know the potential wealth it promises. It may sound geeky but the truth is; there is none. The term refers to the snowball effect an interest makes for a […]


SuperSelf–Charles J Givens

Some of favorite time management strategies come directly from Charles Givens. If you can, pick up his book SuperSelf. I helped him with the book, and associated seminars. We both have a love for personal development. These are a few of his many time management techniques: Always have a map in the car (now a […]


A Few of my Life Rules….

I am the creator of my destiny. I can make a choice to day, to impact my life in a positive way, to change my future. Whatever I want I can have, if set the goal. Plan and take action. Life has no limitations, except the self imposed limits. I have faith. Maybe a little […]


Look Beyond Your Opinion, Beliefs and Position….

My dad, taught be very few things in life. But one he did, was to always put yourself in the shoes of the other person. To realize their point of view, beliefs, and position. Realize every “community” has rules. And sometimes they are in direct conflict with your own. To win. You have to play […]


Books to Read…..

Someone asked be recently, what books I would recommend. WOW. What topic. There are some great books, that can give you an edge in life. Whether that is business, real estate, stocks, motivation, faith, or life. Here are some of my all time favorites: The Bible. Faith. Motivation. Inspiration. Values. Success. Failure. And Life. Think […]


11 Commandments of Success

1. Dream Big. All the millionaires I interview have big dreams. They believe that they are worth more than a 9-to-5 job and that there is more to life than working forty (or more) hours a week for forty years only to take a forty percent pay cut once they’ve reach retirement. These big dream-ers […]


15 Percent Returns or forget it!

I know what the difference between a 5 percent and 15 percent return on an annual bases over 36 years.  On an initial investment of 10K, is the difference between 58k or 1.5 MILLION! The rate of return is a key to long term wealth. Yet most folks do not know where to find 15 […]


Sept/Oct/Nov Seasonal Patterns

Just a quick reminder about seasonal patterns, when trading. September. Usually in sept 67% of the time for the last 40 plus years, the market tends to go down. Therefore, a number of folks, will play a Single Put (nothing to do with credit spreads).  A directional play. Remember when playing a directional play, the […]


Strategy: ABC – Always Be Closing

I am amazed at how many salespeople and presenters believe that giving the presentation is the job. It is not. The sale is the most important part of the process. That means each word, each statement, each action, each question should be deliberate, and move the client closer to buying the product. Even a story or joke should have a purpose […]


Communication Patterns

There are three primary communication patterns. In technical terms, they are known as sub-modality performances. Sub-modality relates to the preferred way of processing information. We prefer to see things, hear things or touch things. Sight: Some people would much rather see things. The visual pictures stimulate them. They store information in their minds as pictures. They see life as a series of […]


The Top 10 Desires to Link to Your Product

Most sales reps focus on the features & benefits of their products. That is necessary and good start, but for maximum sales, there is no better technique than linking your product to a client’s value or emotions. What I am sayings, logic is about 40% of the sale, but  what really sells is an emotional response in your client. […]


Playing a Put in Down Trends

Many folks are afraid of options, because they heard they are risky. Actually, they were created to reduce risk. But the truth of the matter is that options are risky, if you don’t know what you are doing. So there are few “rules” or considerations for trading options. Consider this: Remember the direction. Calls are […]


It is Hammer time!

I mentioned in a previous post that 2 most important signs of a reversal often come when we see 2 candlestick patters, the doji, and the hammer. The hammer can be upside down, right side up, and generally the tail must be 2 times the head. Generally this means, the prices were in flux that […]


10% Can Make You Rich–Over time!

Do you think a person earning $20,000 per year can become a millionaire? Absolutely! Anyone can do anything they set their mind to it and if they develop a realistic plan and stick to it. Let’s take a look how. John is a hard working man earning $20,000 per year in his job. Through the […]


Best and 6 Months to Invest

Simple strategies can make a major difference! The money movement strategy is a great example. Applied over time, high probability investment patterns are winners. Any time we see patterns with 80-90 percent probability we take interest. Well there are seasonal investment patterns that over time can make a TON of money. Several seasonal patterns that […]


Powerful Questions

One of the major skills you must become a Master of very quickly is questioning techniques. Questions control focus and direction. A superior salesperson, has hundreds of questions at their command, and in many cases knows the answer to the question before the prospect does. Basically there are 3 types of questions: Open Questions. We use these types […]


Do you Doji?

  Candlesticks are great at giving you hints as to market direction. The better you understand them, the better your trading. The first 2 candlestick patterns you should learn are the Hammer, and the Doji. After an uptrend or a downtrend the Doji is a sign of reversal of direction. The open and closing price […]


Moments in Time

Can your life change in a moment? The moment you decide to let go of the past, and build a new or different future. The answer is yes. It happened to me.  In fact it has happened to me on several occassions. Here are just a few: High School. My guidance counselor has me do […]


Strategy: Intellectual Leverage

Intellectual leverage is one of my favorite types of leverage. Using “smarts” to make the most of a situation or opportunity and cashing in on the process. There are dozens of strategies, but number one on my list would be joint ventures. Joint Venture. Find a database then find a product that the database needs, […]


Fire walking? Are you nuts…..

I love to fire walk. It has been a great metaphor in my life for conquering fear. In fact almost everyone can walk on fire, with very little preparation. Although the program, i use to teach called Destiny Express, was a 8 hour program, that finished with a fire walk. The real objective of the […]


FF: Principle 10: Determination is more important than talent

There are lots of folks out their that have a natural talent for a specific skill. It comes easy to them. I am not sure that is a good thing. When things come easy, we often get complacent. We do not have to work at the task. Maybe even get lazy. That thought process can […]


M2: Mind or Method?

In my financial workshops I will often ask the question “what is more important, Mind Set or Method (strategies). There is often a split and debate which is more important. To me there is no contest. Mind Set  is more more important. Think about it. I can teach you to buy a property with no […]


Use Body Language to Communicate

You must learn to react, whenever a proposed strategy or tactic is used in negotiation. I mean act! Realize that your counterpart will be watching for your response. A painful look or response goes a long way in the negotiation process. Shaking your head in response to a positioning statement weakens its effect. React to everything that is […]


Start-Up Home-based Businesses

Following is a list of more than 50 business ideas that you can start on a part-time or full-time basis for as little as $1,500. ü  Advertising Sales ü  Alterations ü  Aluminium Recycling ü  Animal Breeder (dogs, etc.) ü  Appraiser (property) ü  Artist (freelance touch-up artist) ü  Arts/Crafts Instructor/Designer (T-shirts; silk flowers; etc.) ü  Auto […]


Reduce Your Cost of Home Ownership

We pay enough to own a house. Here are some proven ways to reduce the cost of home ownership. Reduce your property taxes. Hey. In a lot of states house have lost value. Every home owner has he right to “appeal” their property taxes. Less than 2% ever do, but those that do save hundreds […]


Budda almost had it right….

Budda talks about the 3 poisons: Hate, Greed and Ignorance. I tend to agree, but replaced hate with anger. A much more deadly poison that creaps up on you.  These poisons, need to be kept in check.  They can easily control your life, business, and destroy it. Anger. Well…. (check out the anger article),  it […]


Borrow money from pessimists, they don’t expect it back

If only. Ok. I had a few questions about credit, and credit repair. Thought I would tackle the problem. First, understand what makes up your credit score. It goes something like this: 35% is the payment history. 30% is the amount owed. 15% is the length of history. 10% is new credit. 10% is types […]


Francis Foundation Principle 9: Kill Anger

When I was a kid growing up I was very angery. Not sure why. Broke, poor, limited father figure, self esteem issues, and fighting was common in the neighborhood.  Anyway, I would get so angry I would breaking things, argue and fight. Litterally get out of control. At some point I wanted to control that […]


How do you change a Money Belief?

Here is what you do to change your belief system: 1. Identify the negative belief. 2. Create doubt that the belief is true, necessary or serves you. 3. Create the opposite belief. 4. Justify the opposite belief. 5. Create a positive reward associated with the new belief. Another key element is to check if there […]


Self-Confidence and Belief the Key to Wealth

Whether you believe you can or can’t you are right!–Unknown For many people, their confidence or lack of confidence comes directly from their personal beliefs. If you believe you will win or be successful you are 3 times more likely to achieve the result. My wife, has been playing tennis for a number of years. […]


Strategy: Leverage—tool of the rich.

I talk about the Wealth Wheel: Education, Cash Flow, Growth, Big Hits, Leverage, Taxes and Asset Protection. A key element to the Wealth Wheel is Leverage. The ability to take something small (capital, opportunity, energy or intellect) and leverage the item, into a huge result. Leverage is an important element to wealth, and even success. […]


Strategy: Use the Power of Compounding

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What is compounding? Simply stated, it is the act of making money from the money you made on money or interest on your interest. As with all investments, there can be calculated a definite rate of return that has already been realized over a period of time. Hopefully, you invest wisely and this rate of […]


The Big 10: Candlestick patterns

The  Big 10. When it comes to trading there are about 10 major patterns, that you need to watch for on a regular basis. 10 candlestick patterns, that can give you indications of trends, and reversals. Well I do not have a the time to visit all 10 and explain how each work. But I […]


Strategy: 45/45/10 Plan—A balanced approach to investing.

45% Cash Flow. Focus on cash flow strategies first. This builds multiple sources of cash flow. If we have more than just job income it keeps us safer. And or allows extra money to build wealth, or leverage. Strategies to consider are: Get a job. A good start, but not the only solution. Credit Spreads. […]


Strategy: Tap Coaching, Mentors and Education

In fact, if I see one common mistake for most folks traveling the path to financial freedom, it is going into situations blind. Deciding they are going to invest in real estate or the stock market without education FIRST. Or worst they decide to use trial and error as their teacher. Ignorance is an expensive […]


Overview of Business Structures Pros and Cons

Organization Comparison Chart Find below a cheat sheet that shows the different type of business structures and their individual characteristics. A profile of: liabilities, fees, cost, management, and taxation. Sole Proprietor General Partnership Limited Partnership “C” Corporation “S” Corporation Business Type You are the one and only owner, usually the easiest to operate and establish. […]


Keep Laughing….. Jokes keep us happy

Money Considerations……. Money can buy a House…………But not a Home Money can buy a Bed…………..But not Sleep Money can buy a Clock…………But not Time Money can buy you a Book………But not Knowledge Money can buy you Medicine…….But not Health Money can buy you Sex…………But not Love So you see money isn’t everything. And it often […]


I Sell Time…..

Most people waste it.  Some want to buy more it. But I sell it!  Now some of you are confused. How can I sell time. Well, you know what I sell it 2 ways. First. I trade Credit Spreads. A monthly cash flow strategy. That earns me on average 8 to 12 percent on the […]


REIS Software…. A key to Success in Real Estate

The Real Estate Software is designed by top investors, and uses advanced technology to help every real estate investor-novice or expert. It will help you make more profitable decisions and save hours of tedious processing time. The software allows you to optimize mail merges, amortization, glossy look-up, web browser, computations of mileage, and real estate […]


Starting an Internet Business with limited funds

The Internet is a wonderful opportunity to build a business with limited funds, and products. You can find the products on line, through vendors and affiliate programs. Then it is all marketing and selling. You should consider the following strategies: Strategy: Become an Affiliate for product you purchase any way.  We all buy products all […]


Negotiation Strategies 11-20

11. Crunch Another confrontation strategy is the crunch. It is not good for long-term relationships, but is effective in short-term relationships. You simply state your terms, conditions, and position and then tell them to take it or leave it. It is often followed with statements like: • “This is your only chance for business.” • […]


Whether you believe you can or can’t you are right!–Unknown

For many people, their confidence or lack of confidence comes directly from their personal beliefs. If you believe you will win or be successful you are 3 times more likely to achieve the result. In the space provided on the following page, for the next five minutes, write what your beliefs are about WEALTH – […]


Working with the Four Types of Buyers & their Motivation

Research indicates there are four types of people in the world. For a number of years I appreciated the Social styles identified by Dr Merrill (driver, analytical, amiable, and expressive). I found them a little restrictive, and as I evaluated individuals noticed some additional distinctions. So, I color coded the them red and black, and […]


Bad Attitude? Depressed? Not Motivated? Learn the skill of P.R.

Look everyone has bad days. Days were things don’t go right. Or we feel sorry for ourselves. Or we are just not motivated to get off the couch. And nothing steals our dreams more than the TV and the couch. When those moments, happen it is easy to get into what I call the Negative […]


7 Keys to Rehabbing a House

Well. I am going to tackle the topic of Rehabbing. Now realize that my hands are soft and have no rough spots. But there was a time, when I liked to get dirty, and could knock out a wall or caulk a bathtub with the best of them. Well maybe not caulk a bathtub. Now […]


Building Business Credit-100k in 12 Months?

Most folks when they start a new business use their own personal credit to get going.  It is estimated that 68% or more of all business owners, use their personal credit for their small business. That is a huge potential liability. In 1996 I started a seminar company and it did very well.  Soon I […]


Choose Powerful Language!

Your language controls your beliefs, and actions. •Try. Is an excuse. Do or do not. Claim the result, good or bad. And move on. •Have to…. Implies you have no choice. Use a sentence like I choose to do this today. •Impossible… Creates limitations. “It is a challenge, and here are the steps we can […]


The Francis Foundation

Every generation should be better than the previous; passing on tips, tools, strategies and philosophy. My grandfather was a dock worker, my dad a professor, my mum an accounts payable supervisor, and I am an entrepreneur. These comments are for the next generation.  Here are some for consideration: Enjoy the ride it is over before […]


Choice not Chance determines Destiny

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – Winston Churchill   I am watching my kids make “choices” in life at the moment. Some planning their future. Some letting the future find them. […]


Not sure what is going on with my blog

Hey. Just wanted to let you know, I have been having problems with my word press blog. A lot of my articles are not showing up, and recent posts disappeared. Trying to work it out. But wanted my regular readers to know.  They are working on it.. UPDATE: it is fixed. But I lost 1 […]


Strategy: Mimic Warren Buffett Selections

What can you say, one of the greatest investors of all time. He always seems to pick up a great deal. In fact, that is one of his mantras, find good companies that are distressed by current conditions, and get a great price. Then watch them grow forever! He is seldom a seller of stock. […]


D5: Dream, Drive, Dare, Do and Determination

Dream: Some men see things as they are and say why, I see things that never were and say why not. Bernard Shaw Drive: The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. Vince Lombardi Dare: Take calculated risks. […]


Strategy: ABC Always Be Closing

I am amazed at how many salespeople and presenters believe that giving the presentation is the job. It is not.  In fact, even if you are not in selling, you need to know, how to get people to take action (on your ideas, concepts, negotiation, or communications). Selling is universal. The sale and changing peoples […]


When you Learn you Earn

For over a decade I have said “When you learn you earn”. Someone recently asked me what are the greatest lessons you have learned from all those gurus. Well here are the top 7 keys to success. 5 D’s. Dream. Dare. Do. Determination. Destiny. Your dreams set the path. Make your dreams bigger than just […]


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Tax Liens in Florida

Hey. It is tax lien time in Orlando. A GREAT investment. Often you can receive 18% on your investment money in tax liens. The rate of return changes by state statue. But in Florida, it is up to 18%. Unfortunately, like most states, there is a bidding process, that goes down. Therefore, you can end […]


Business Cards can be GREAT Marketing Tools!

Many folks buy cheap business cards at the local office store, take a few out of the box, and then put the rest in draw.  Occasionally, grabbing a few more. Lots of those cards sit there for months or years. Cards are CHEAP marketing tools. Use them. First, not all cards are the same. Check […]


Hey….. It is May remember the 6 Month seasonal pattern

Just a reminder. May 1 through Oct 31 tend to flat or down months for invest. The best 6 months to invest are Nov 1, through April 30. On average you would have earned about 7.4% in the DOW for each 6 month period since 1950. The worst months to invest are May 1 through […]


Seasonal Patterns are Rocking!

So a quick update on some of the seasonal patterns, I mention at workshops, training, and I follow. First the “Christmas effect” was in full swing. The six weeks from Dec 1 through mid January, the market was up (as usual). If you played call options (and know what you are doing), or played equities, […]


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Getting Your Facebook Plan Started

I have to admit when it comes to Facebook, I am a late starter. There has always, been something private about me, that resists announcing the world, that I am: at Starbucks, in the Bahamas, or working hard. Who wants to know? Well, I guess someone does! Facebook is growing by leaps and bounds, and folks […]


Financial Widgets can be used to ADD Content

One of the biggest challenges for a lot of folks when building a blog or website is content. Man there are lots of tools know a days that will help you build it, keep it current and automate the process. In the financial arena, there are 100’s of content providers that will give you “feeds” […]


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Real Estate 30 day Quick Start Video

A few years ago, I did a quick start video for investing in Real Estate. Enjoy.


Managing an Audience with Language and Patterns

Always an interesting topic, with many public and private opinions. Lots of folks love when I discuss “control” and there are others that are freaked out. I am going to leave the discussion about, should you or shouldn’t you for another day, and just give you some concepts for audience control. Proven tactics that work. […]


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Understanding the Concept of Credit Spreads

Credit Spreads are an option based investment. They are a great use of leverage. As options are a fraction of the cost of buying stocks and ETFs. A Credit Spread System is not a growth system or long term investment. Spreads are more of a cash flow based system. Making money in 30-45 You can […]


Earn 5-10 Percent Per Month

The Bottom Line! For those of you that want to get to the point quickly! I have a Monthly Cash Flow System. Teaches Credit Spreads-7 Rule System Earn 5-10% per month!! Less than 2 hours of time a month Easy to learn and earn-BUY NOW The system includes: Smart Money-Atm Machine (105 pages) Technical Analysis-(116 […]


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