Hillary Clinton...Champion?

Reading the intro to Mr. Siebold's training class, I find it very disturbing that Hillary Clinton would be used in the analogy of "A Winner." For one, she is a lying politician. Two, she is a deceiving politician. Three, she is a carpetbagger.

I could go on, but Ms. Clinton is a classless, baseless, gold-digging power seeker. Period. Bad Choice.

--Don Bistrow


Concerning Steve Siebold's "Mental Toughness" training: given his guidelines for defining champions, a number of individuals could be identified with his criteria. He states that "The Common Denominator Between All Great Champions: They Are ALL Mentally Tough."

This simple yet broad criterion certainly leaves room to add many "successful" people. For example, the toughness of Stalin, perseverance of Castro, shrewdness of Saddam Hussein, all qualify them under the guidelines listed in the ad. Character, integrity and unselfish service to fellow beings just don't count, according to Mr. Siebold.

I'm not saying that Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey are not individuals of integrity and high moral standards. But given the performance of some network marketing companies and some notorious network marketers, it would be helpful if Mr. Siebold could give his audience a little hint that financial gain and industry ranking are not the only criteria for identifying worthwhile models for network marketing success.

I don't believe I would pay him to promote his plan as advertised for developing "champions."

--Bob Trochta


Steve Siebold replies:

I can appreciate how some
people may feel about Hillary Clinton. Being a public figure opens her up to a lot of criticism. The point of the "mental toughness" ad is to attract the attention of networkers who are being held back by constant rejection in the process of building their business. Whether or not you happen to like her, it's hard to argue with the idea that Hillary Clinton is mentally tough. The polls currently show that if an election was held today, Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. She's mentally tough as nails and extremely successful. She would be a superstar in network marketing because of her habits and thought processes. That's what the message is, and nothing more. Since I never said or implied that "character, integrity, and unselfish service...just don't count," I have no response
to that.


No More Spam!

As a past client of Upline and Network Marketing Lifestyles, I truly love the new magazine and am a subscriber. I would like to pass on a complaint and a suggestion.

In these days of spam, we all get hundreds of unwanted e-mails; to get an e-mail almost daily from you with a little catchy phrase, as if we are getting some serious new information, only to find it is basically a spam e-mail trying to sell me something.... I respect that you need to make money via these products, but enough is enough. Please use these e-mails to truly give us additional ongoing information about how to grow a business--not a ploy to buy the way to do it. I believe eventually more and more folks may tire of this spam. I don't want to be negative, but while an occasional sales pitch is okay, almost daily is overkill.

I realize I can "unsubscribe"--but then I might truly miss out on an article you sneak in from time to time

--Jeff Stofko


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