Understanding True Wealth
Feeling wealthy comes from focusing on and being grateful for what we have and putting that to work, instead of believing that we need more before we can start living life to the fullest.

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Words of Wisdom
Contemplations on the nature of true wealth.

A panel of four guest editors ponder the question, “What is true wealth?”

Riding the Wave of Change
Joe Farcht
Heeding the leadership principles of life vision, guiding values, purpose and mission will equip you to adapt and even embrace the changes that are ever-present in and around you. Without this solid foundation of personal leadership, change becomes an obstacle to creating the life you were meant to live.

Tell a Story
Art Jonak
Veteran networker and globe-trotter Art Jonak explains why the best way to get your prospect’s attention is to tell a story. Once you’ve piqued your prospects’ interest with your opening story, you’ll be more relaxed and your prospects will actually be open to hearing your presentation.

Own Your Capital
Jim Rohn
We all have heard of people who started their enterprise or business with no capital and went on to make fortunes. How, you may ask yourself. There are actually some things that are more valuable than capital that can lead to your entrepreneurial success. The list includes time, ambition, courage, determination, faith and ingenuity.

Expand Your Comfort Zone
David Krueger, M.D.
The function of a thermostat is to keep the temperature in a narrow range of comfort. Your comfort zone acts as an unconscious thermostat—unless and until you make it conscious. Then, you can do something about it. You can reprogram your mind and brain with what you want and when you want it.

Get Clarity
Teresa Romain
Without clarity, it is difficult to create abundance. You need to be clear about where you’re at in your business and where you want to go, then pay attention to the steps you are taking and the progress you are making along the way. Clarity empowers you in ways you will not fully comprehend until you experience it yourself.

Finding Value on the Fringes
Marshall Thurber is a highly successful lawyer, real estate developer, businessman, educator, inventor and public speaker, who worked closely with the visionary/inventor Buckminster Fuller. Marshall has in turn influenced an entire generation of thinkers and institutions, from Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Spencer Johnson to Hewlett Packard, GTE and the U.S. Navy. Marshall has become the go-to expert on what he calls “network science” and how today’s organizations work in our post-Internet world. He believes we’re living in an environment where the ordinary person can become tremendously empowered.

An Ambassador of True Wealth
DC Cordova is the CEO of Excellerated Business Schools®, which has offered their “Business School for Entrepreneurs” and the legendary program “Money & You®” for nearly thirty years. The Excellerated programs boast such graduates as Robert Kiyosaki, Ben Cohen (of Ben & Jerry’s), Anthony Robbins,T. Harv Eker, Loral Langmeier and many illustrious others. She is a passionate advocate for humanity and travels around the globe spreading the principles of prosperity, educational transformation and social responsibility. Her life purpose is “to uplift humanity’s consciousness through business.”

Dwelling in the House of Plenty
According to Lynne Twist, how much money you have or make is hardly a determining factor in your experience of true wealth. In 2003 Lynne founded the Soul of Money Institute, a center for exploring and sharing knowledge, wisdom and best practices that enable people to relate to money and our money culture with greater freedom, power and effectiveness. Lynne Twist was director of global funding for The Hunger Project and as a global activist, she raised over $150 million in individual contributions to charitable causes. She loves what she calls “the sacred work of fundraising,” because she delights in helping people put their money where their heart is and use money as an expression of their deepest values.

A Worthy Profession
At twenty-seven, Mike Duvall bought an industrial equipment company, grew it substantially and later sold it, completing a successful business cycle. He had learned early on that being an employee wasn’t for him. Now he was certain that being an employer was not the answer either. Mike discovered what was missing when he connected with the networking profession, first as a corporate consultant to a start-up company. Then he was offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to be a founding representative of a company led by a close friend.

“Commit to Your Vision”
When Lynn Hagedorn from Blair, Nebraska looks to the future, she sees a time when it will be unusual to meet someone who is not involved in network marketing. This wouldn’t be surprising, coming from someone who embraced network marketing when her own profession let her down, or someone who was so easily convinced that she signed up at the first presentation she attended. But Lynn had neither of those experiences. She almost had to be dragged into what was to become her life’s work.

Small Goals + Persistence = Big Success
Alvin Day
Many network marketers are so eager to succeed that they end up setting lofty goals that they never reach. Discouraged by rejection and failure, they must then tackle feelings of negativity and self-doubt. If you set small goals you can actually reach, these goals, when compounded over time, are much more likely to get you the success you desire.

Does Your Business Need a Boost?
Peter Koeppel
When it comes to blogs and podcasts, the key to success is to give people relevant information so they keep reading or listening. Maintaining a blog or doing a regular podcast takes time and discipline, but when you consider the amount of credibility and exposure to new customers these technologies give you, it’s well worth it.

Surprise and Delight
Laurie Brown
In today’s market where customers are more and more informed and demanding, the merely satisfied customer is not necessarily going to be a loyal customer. Service needs to be taken to a higher level where customers’ expectations are exceeded. The more you know about your customer, the more personal the service you can provide.

Find Your Personal Style
Andrea Nierenberg
Networking is about creating long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. It is important to remember that everybody can do it and that there is more than one correct way to network. Develop and follow a process that fits your personality and comfort level. By building upon your strengths, you will become more effective.

Live Your Bliss
Steve McCann
People who live their bliss and excel in their business are called “professionals.” Professionals enjoy top-of-mind awareness, are the highest-paid people in the world and exhibit a natural passion for their work. Discover what it is you love to do and be of service while doing it. Service to others will make you successful in any endeavor you choose.

A Wealth of Possibilities
John David Mann
Bucky saw the universe as the most amazing playground, brimming over with things to be discovered and accomplished, to captivate and delight. And when he saw that, we saw it, too. To this day, I still do.