It has been my experience in asking the question: what is success that there is as many variations as there are people. There is a fairly common thread however and that is “being able to do what I want when I want to.” This definition is doingness and is not beingness. This definition also means there is some dimension of time freedom and financial freedom.
Have you ever met people who have time and financial freedom and who are not happy and they do not consider themselves successful? Your answer is likely yes. Have you ever read stories of people who have won big money in the lottery or have earned big money maybe in professional sports, or some other very public profession and who are now destitute or broke? Of course you have. So do you think their monetary success brought them happiness?
Don’t misunderstand me. I think it is very difficult to be at a consistent level of peace and happiness if you are broke. There are many articles on this blog that are devoted to achieving your potential including monetary success.
So what is it. What is success?
Matt Furey published an article #1 Path To Success at his blog http://psycho-cybernetics.com/blog/ I like Matt’s work and recommend you visit that site and register for his updates and get the free report he promotes. Part of that article is “How often do you take a few moments during your day to think about all the things, all the people, all the circumstances you’ve had, are having – or will soon have – and how marvelous it is to be in your shoes – with or without the problems that go with it?” His point is “an attitude of gratitude”
Dan Lok presents this wonderful 14 minute message on gratitude along with a visualization exercise that is enormously powerful
For me in order to feel successful with any thing I achieve I must express gratitude in my heart and often to others. The more I do this the better I feel and you will too.
8 Years ago The Strongbrook Group began helping people build residual cash flow income and wealth by opening their highly successful real estate investment model. This began to create financial freedom for what has grown to be thousands of people. Event when the real estate market crashed, positive cash flow was maintained.
4 years ago, Kris Krohn, the founder of Strongbrook, wanted to address the group of people that wanted financial freedom and did not have the resources for a down payment or could not qualify an investment home. Investment real estate in their model is a single family home meeting very specific buying and rental income criteria. They solved this problem by creating the Entrepreneur Division that provides the opportunity for anyone to earn substantial income by promoting The Strongbrook Group business model.
The founder, Kris Krohn, and his leadership team attribute a great deal of their success to mentoring. Kris is very passionate about personal development. In January 2015 he launched the beta version of his dream which is the third division of Strongbrook. This is named The Conscious Creator Mentoring Network and follows the name of his book The Conscious Creator. The essence of the mentoring division is speakers, mentors, authors giveaway their best digital content to the mentoring division vault. This content becomes available to all member and Strongbrook gifts a membership to a disadvantaged person every time a new member joins.
Why The Perfect Business Model?
The business is founded on the mission of “Empowering Personal and Financial Success” and the business model delivers on achieving that mission. I cannot think of better example for improving an individual and in doing so improves society. Strongbrook just announced they are going global beginning in June. It will take them 24-36 months to reach 156 countries. They have the leadership in place and the track record to support my view they will achieve this expansion and at some point also achieve their goal of gifting 100 million mentoring memberships.
In my book Building Business Profits Fast I detail the importance of having a clearly defined goal that is measurable and has a very specific timeline for achievement. In an article posted on this site near the beginning of this year I presented the one element most often missing for success. Click Here for a refresher on that article That missing component is actually the theme of an entire book that I have been frequently mentioning which is Consious Creator by Kris Krohn. His book is the foundation of the newest division of The Strongbrook Group named The Consious Creator Mentoring Network which I joined as soon as I learned about it.
I consistently look for resources that will further expand my insight to goal achievement in all areas of my life. Very recently I published a report on a book by Bob Burg titled The Go-Gifter and how that is now further influencing my thinking and actions as I link The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success with the six laws of Conscious Creating in the book Conscious Creator.
All of these resources and more are influencing the clarity of my business and personal growth strategy for 2015. I am outlining that for you here with the omission of my business profits targets and non- business targets. As we near the end of the first quarter of 2015 I have already made adjustments to the measurable targets I set at the beginning of the year. At this point I am keeping those confidential except to share them with my mentors.
Primary Goal: Financial Independence – this means monthly income that comes in whether I am working or not exceeds my operating expenses plus reserves. Income whether I am working or not is called residual income and I have built a gradient scale for this residual income near term target that then increases from that point. My strategy to achieve that goal is to develop businesses that I am passionate about and that bring the most value to others considering my skill set. The following are the components of this strategy:
My focus is on acquiring distressed properties, renovating them and reselling them. This buy fix and flip model provides a desirable home for a retail buyer and enhances the neighborhood and community.
The following are two companies I am excited about that I am looking to also be a source of residual income. At the very least I a will personally benefit tremendously from the products.
I am in the process of converting all the household and personal use products to totally healthy and environmentally save formulas. The company I have chosen is Melaleuca Their amazing product line is very affordable and they offer incredible incentives to learn about and use the products. Ask me how you can be paid $100 just for watching videos about the company and products.
Personal health and wellness transformation: I have done several of these programs in the past and now I am embarking on another one with the products of a company that uses no processed foods. That is a 10 day program with a 20 days continuity program following. I was offered a $50 gift card to try this program and the company offers a 100% guarantee for 60 days. I am now encouraging others to join me and will gift anyone interested a $50 gift card like I received. Click Here for details.
One of my favorite product line is healthy coffee and tea by Organo Gold. I enjoy coffee and tea and once I understood the powerful benefits of the Chinese herb Ganoderma Lucidem I changed from the brand I had been drinking for many years and now only use Organo Gold. Click Here for more information.
Personal Development is a high priority for me. As member of Strongbrook’s Mentoring Network, I already see tremendous resources being loaded into their vault .
I am using Send Out Cards for thank you cards, appreciation cards and of course holiday and special event cards I absolutely love Send Out Cards. I create my own using pictures I file when I see one I like or at times pictures I take myself along with a personalized message for the recipient.
I will continue to offer my professional services as a business development and real estate investment coach. The most economical way to benefit from my experience that includes successfully coaching hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs is to join one of more of the companies I am in that I have listed here.
I am continually looking at ways to improve the marketing and implementation systems related to my strategy. I am being advised my a major internet and direct marketing expert on how to jump start the business building components of my strategy. One of the five laws in The Go-Giver book is The Law of Compensation. Very simply the more people you serve the larger your income. Systems are needed to serve large numbers of people.
In conclusion for now – I have a financial independence plan that I am working. I am strongly advising you to have your own plan based on your passions then work the plan in order to realize your goals.
Last year I released the book Buiilding Business Profits Fast The intent of this book is to provide a blueprint for well building business profits fast It does that and now I am recommending that you get The Go-Giver book by Bob Burg and John David Mann and be sure to read, study and have a number of copies of one sheet printed with The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success you will learn from the book.
I really love the writing style of using a story to deliver very valuable lessons. I think Og Mandino was the first author I read using this approach. Others include Robin Sharma and most recently until last night Kris Krohn with his book Conscious Creator The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann arrived at my home yesterday and I began studying it last night. It Is short and very powerful. I would love to give you the laws it teaches but listing them for you would not be fair to the authors. Get the boo! Note: It is not a game changer because only you can change your game. This will guide you. What came to me this morning is how powerful the message is in this book when used on conjunction with the Six laws of conscious creating the book by Kris Krohn Kris tells me there are actually 7 and I will discover the 7th when I take the Conscious Creator Live program. That along with an rapidly expanding vault of information is the foundation of The Conscious Creating Mentoring Network – a division of The Strongbrook Group.
If you go to Amazon.com and bring up the book The Go-Getter you will have the opportunity to read the first chapter for no charge. Go ahead and do that buy while you are there buy the book. You will have no regrets.
Here is one example of a principle I knew but was delivered to me in the book in a way that I am likely not to forget: The Law of Compensation “Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.” You want more income. Serve more people. Look a popular movie starts, singers, high income network marketers – all serve a large number of people. That is one of five laws in the book and there is a great story surrounding each one which makes them easy to remember.
There is a major benefit to having your best content approved by Strongbrook to be included in their mentoring vault. Those advantages include
1. Increased exposure to your resources from the entire membership of Conscious Creator Mentoring Network which is growing very rapidly.
2. Drive your list to the mentoring division and benefit economically when they join Strongbrook
3. JV with Strongbrook on you high ticket professional service programs.
4. The Biggest Benefit – when you join your membership is duplicated for a disadvantaged person, you are helping Strongbrook mentor them to grow out of their current circumstances. This is a one for one. Every new member results in a new gift.
There is more so much more than a brief article can present. Here are some links for you to explore:
1. Obama: Gone! And NO Clinton in his place! ! !
2. Put “GOD” back in America (this starts with each one of us)
3. Borders: Closed!
4. Congress: On the same retirement & healthcare plans as everybody else.
5. Congress: Obey its own laws NOW!
6. Language: English only!
7. Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
8. Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before & during Welfare!
9. NO freebies to Non-Citizens!
10. Balance the budget. (support the Balanced Budget amendment movement)
11. Stop giving away our money to foreign countries! Charge them for our help! We need it here.
12. Fix the TAX CODE!
13. Respect our Police, Military and Our Flag
Valuable Incentives Reward You For Taking the Time To Take A Look
I have several new entrepreneurial mentors in the health and wellness sector and I have been studying the products and strategy for over two months. Right now there are valuable incentives for you to take a close look for yourself. These incentives include:
1. Become a preferred member for $1.00
2. Receive a health pak valued at $67 when you join (membership is month to month) The health pak is what was tested and the results are amazing. Read the Freiburg Study Click Here to read the report.
3. Learn to Earn – this program in incredible. I am shocked at how enjoyable and educational the videos are. The company pays you $100 to learn about the company and products.
Take A Close Look and Discover
First – take the challenge. Compare any product you look at with the one you are using now and you will find you are paying more per serving and getting less value .
Discover the fantastic products for health and wellness
Do your part in using environmentally safe products for your home. I can tell you once you learn about these products you will want to discard all the chemical based products you use for personal care, cleaning your home, laundry and more.
Benefit from healthy snacks, weight loss support, energy boosters and more
1. Read the Freiburg Study Click Here
2. Check out the product line at Melaleuca.com
3. Call me – Steve Pohlit and I will help you with the preferred customer registration including selecting some highly recommended products best for you. Ph 727-587-7871
I hope you find all of this as valuable or more so than I did.
Thank you, Steve Pohlit
Real Estate Investor
Income and Wealth Builder with The Strongbrook Group
Health and Wellness Advocate
Business, Real Estate and Personal Development Coach Email
When you look at the data and the results it is easy to understand why a business is successful and another one fails. Amazon continues to expand what it offer and levels of service. They are obsessed with getting it right and your satisfaction. I am a Prime member and I think it costs about $79.00 a year. What that gets me is free shipping and fast delivery. I recently ordered several items that I use regularly the prices were better than Sams Club and delivered right to my door in 2 days. It is amazing service and that is the key to success in business.
Have you been to a Radio Shack lately? See the point? Relentless attention to delivering what the customer wants is key. For the record I am not knocking the helpful attitude of people who work at Radio Shack. In fact their willingness to help is generally far greater than what you will find at most retail stores. However, look at the rest of the picture of customer service. I have never received one email from Radio Shack and I am a customer. I receive emails from Amazon everyday. Because Radio Shack does not communicate with me I have no idea of what they are recommending or promoting and they have no idea of what I think of their service. On the other hand Amazon asks me to rate every transaction.
I am not an insider to Amazon and do no work for them. I would make a strong bet they have statistics on all areas of performance and are consistently looking for ways to improve. In reading articles about and interviews with Jeff Bezos, my impression is he operates at the level of founder as well as anyone in the world. He focuses on what will Amazon look like three to five years from now and even beyond. Most executives have no idea as to the precise roles of a founder, CEO and CFO. Most companies follow traditional organization structure and classical organization behavior still taught in most business schools. If those principles worked, companies like Radio Shack and others would be thriving.
Is there an absolute fool proof roadmap. My answer is yes with one qualification: people must use and implement it. Want to know more? Call Me.
When asked , most people’s answers include some variation of the following:
1. Good health
2. Financial freedom
3. Meaningful relationships
The definition of each of these is personal. However, in order to achieve your definition of each and all of this top three list the intended outcome or goal needs to be clear. This article is mostly focused on the second item in the list – Achieving Financial Freedom – This is A Solution
Most people know that residual income means money that comes to you on a recurring basis without you having to repeat an action. For example, if you have money invested in a fund the yields a 4% return, the return is residual. People who produce songs, movies, books receive royalties which is residual. Those who build a successful team in a network marketing business earn a residual income. If you own a business that has employees and is profitable, the earnings can be considered residual.
Residual income equals financial freedom when the income exceeds the expenses of the lifestyle you desire. For most people this can never be a reality because there has not been a practical, predictable way to achieve this – until now.
In the last month I learned of a company whose business model is totally focused on providing everyone regardless of how much or little money they have with the product and support for not only achieving financial freedom but also offering the resources for achieving improved health, fitness and relationships. More on the health and relationship solutions in another article
1. Real Estate: helping people develop their own single family home portfolio that are rented and produce positive monthly cash flow – residual income that achieves the individual’s financial freedom definition. This is a 100% do it for you model with your involvement being making the decisions. This model in the real estate industry is called labeled Turnkey . Take a close look at how this can help you achieve your financial freedom goal. Click Here
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2. Entrepreneurship: in this pillar Strongbrook has developed a system for helping people currently not in a position to make a down payment on a turnkey residential property. The name of this division is Strongbrook Direct My view is that this is brilliant because there is now a way for anyone to create an income stream that is the foundation for buying your own properties. Click Here to learn more about Strongbrook Direct.
3. Personal Development: the newest division of Strongbrook is Conscious Creator Mentoring Network. All of us can benefit from mentors and we advance the fastest when specialists help us. There is an exciting business opportunity and a pay it forward model that are part of this exciting new division. I will share more about this very soon. For now, anyone who has achieved a measure of success has mentors and devotes meaningful time to personal development. All of us need to have and use a personal development program. Strongbrook is bringing together some of the best resources and mentors for us.
“I Am Responsible”
It should be clear that depending on the government, a company, and in many cases the community for your health and well being is at best a very risky strategy. Independently secure in the areas of health, prosperity and relationships is a practical and achievable goal. Strongbrook is a very sound well established company and there is an extended team to help you as well.
This is a brief introduction. I have included some links to help you learn more and I am available to answer your questions. The next move is up to you.
The is the conclusion of Steve Pohlit and is my opinion based on my own experience.
Young Living Essential Oils does not support their own research and results. Young Living Essential Oils defers to the FDA. How is Steve Pohlit affected. I am no longer able to order as a distributor after having been with Young Living Essential Oils since 1997 and spending 10’s of thousands of dollars on their products and services. Why is that? Young Living Essential Oils told me content I have published violates the guidelines of the FDA.
For the record
1. I Steve Pohlit love the products of Young Living
2. I Steve Pohlit have tremendous respect for Gary Young and what he has done to advance natural alternatives to over the counter and prescription medication.
3. I am a product user and not a business builder. I have published many articles and reports on the Young Living Essential Oils products at http://essentialoils.getoiled.com and other sites since 2006.
4. I have received some checks from recommending Young Living Essential Oils I do not have the total because I have been using the products since 1997. I love the products. I am guessing the checks total less than $3000 since 1997. I have spent over $20,000 with no complaints and only compliments about the products.
What Is My Violation
Apparently some articles I publish are a violation of FDA guidelines. I asked which ones. I finally received several examples. I did not see anything wrong with them. They did not say the product cures a disease nor did they say to stop taking prescription medication to to stop following a doctor’s advice. Regardless I said I did not want to cause the company problems so I would take those few articles down. I then asked is that all? I was then told to go through all 8 years of content to see if anything else was a problem or my account would be terminated.
Making product claims regarding cures and more is understandably wrong and I don’t do it. I see many people who seem to cross that line and I don’t advocate that.
I have been publishing content on the oils since 2006 on the site referenced on this site and actually before that on several others. Young Living Essential Oils never contacted me saying they had a problem with any of this information.
After being with them since 1997 I never received a call, in fact i am not even notified if there is any problem with an order -they just don’t ship and leave you guessing. So after all this time somebody says notify Steve there is a problem. So I get an email from legal saying fix all this stuff going back to inception or we will terminate your account
2. Having said that if Young Living Essential Oils simply called and said here are 5 or whatever articles we are concerned about, I would have fixed it event thought most everything I have ever published has been written by others including Young Living.
3. I remain a huge advocate of essential oils . Fortunately I have identified other sources of very high quality essential oils and essential oil products. So dear Young Living Essential Oils you filed for divorce and I have just signed the papers.