Created & Updated My Personal Audio Blog

27 09 2009

Hello All,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend on this sunny Sunday afternoon we are having over here on the  east coast.

I’ll keep it short for today as to I want to get back outside and enjoy whats left of this beautiful day we’re having.

… So, just a quick update for now:

Over  the  past  few months, I’ve been testing several different blog platforms in an attempt to  find the most feature-rich, and user-friendly options available.   In doing so I’ve  ended up with several blog sites.  In an effort not to have  the  exact same content on each of  them,  I recently changed and updated one of them to an AUDIO ONLY blog site.

You can check it out and bookmark  it at: http://AudioBlog.BenjaminKee.com.

Take a listen and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.

Also, please take the quick survey that I created on the right-hand column of the audio blog and tell me the topics that you would like to hear more about and I’ll do just that …. Create more audio posts discussing exactly what YOU want to learn on.

I hope you find it useful and informative.

Until next time,

Ben

PS.  Now get outside and have some fun! 😉

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The Entrepreneurial Mindset

17 09 2009

An entrepreneurial mindset is described by a conglomerate of meta-physical dispositions, also known as entrepreneurial spirit, meant to cause the innovative and energetic practice to identify or create an opportunity and take action aimed at realizing it. The philosophical themes – existentialism, axiology, pragmatism, ethics – are thereby understood to be strange attractors influencing the construction of the entity’s persona as well as the concrete practices of the entity (Figure 1).

Figure 1:Conceptual Model of Philosophical Components of an Entrepreneurial Mindset (Senges 2007)

 

Composite Mindset Philosophy

Important for entrepreneurship is the “creative mindset” (Faltin, 2007) that helps entrepreneurs to create new ideas and bring these to the market in a way appropriate to create value for an external audience. Psychological research highlights that true creativity comes not from the kind of area in which one is active but whether one can conceive of something that is both “new and appropriate” (Amabile, 1996). In this way, a entrepreneurial mindset is a philosophy by which individuals engage in creative acts regardless of the type of work they are engaged in. Thus, the entrepreneurial mindset might exist in cooking just as well as web-2 innovating, it is the philosophy and the action it generate that counts – not the context.

This can be contrasted to a “managerial mindset” which deals with creating order and efficiency through controlling, evaluating, and administrating practices (Sarasvathy, Simon and Lave, 1998). An entrepreneurial mindset is distinct from ‘entrepreneurial cognitions’ in that the former signify a philosophy of personal identity and values whereas the latter signify a group of heuristics or decision-making tools that entrepreneurs use to evaluate and exploit business opportunities. An entrepreneurial mindset is also distinct from Entrepreneurial orientation (EO) which is a collective identity in young entrepreneurial firms that fosters innovativeness, pro-activeness and risk-taking among participants in the firm (Lumpkin and Dess, 1996).

The philosophic codification of the mindset of an entrepreneur follows what Durkheim felt to be the achievement of modernity: “The possibility to dynamically differentiate and elaborate values” (Welsch, 1998). Thereby, as is customary in life-philosophy, the creative and initiative aspects meant to create meaning are given central stage in a holistic (or totalitarian) approach. Peter Sloterdijk elaborates on the role of philosophy : “Philosophy is stylizing the human being with the practice of terminological gene-technology (‘begrifflicher gentechnologie’), thereby developing new taxonomies of human existence” (Sloterdijk, 1999). He further explains that philosophy creates meta-physical concepts of human beings and their condition, which serve as archetypical development paradigms when perceived and internalized. One example given by Sloterdijk, is Freud’s creation, or the meta-physical engineering of the Oedipus complex. The proposed philosophical model of an entrepreneurial mindset is meant to contribute such a typology.

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Here’s To The “Crazy” Ones

17 09 2009

“Here’s to the Crazy Ones! The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas & see a work of art? Or, sit in silence & hear a song that’s never been written? Or, gaze at a red planet & see a laboratory on wheels? We make tools for these kinds of people. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

– Apple Computers Inc.





Why Information Products Are Hot

13 01 2009

 

Information products are becoming extremely popular and one of the reasons for this is we live in a time when people want their information and they want it now.

 

Think about it, someone logs onto the internet late at night feeling tired and miserable because they can’t sleep – they start searching for sleep help and a website featuring a great information product which will show that that person how they can get more sleep comes up. Sure that person could probably find a lot of that information for free if they searched the net long enough, but they don’t have days to search, they want to get to sleep now. With an information product, they can instantly download and be reading that product all in less than 5 minutes.

People are extremely busy and want their info fast and also on the go. Many information products are a combination of audio as well as text. This is due to the increasing number of people wanting to take their information with them. Audio information products are great for busy people too.

Another important factor to note is that in general people would much rather spend a few dollars to educate themselves and find out “HOW TO” do something, rather than actually doing the thing they are wanting to find more information about. Psychologically, they are getting a “pay-off” by “taking the “initiative” for “finding out how” and will feel better about themselves and their goals for doing so. In and of itself this psychological pay-off is a huge contributing factor as to why information products and “how to” courses are such hot-ticket items.

Information products can be written on a wide variety of subjects, from recipes to work at home, to parenting – an information product shouldn’t be much different to a standard product. It should provide useful, valuable information to the purchaser and be of a high standard. The only difference is information products can be digitally downloaded, which means you don’t deliver a physical product to the customer.

Here are a few more reasons why information products are great for all business owners:

  • Once you write the product it keeps producing for you. Once you cover the costs of putting the product together, all future sales are profits. You do the work once and the product keeps working for you over and over again.
  • They’re simple to put together. With a research outline you can quickly put together an information product. You don’t have to worry about finding a publisher or printing costs. All you need to do is take the information you have on a subject and put it into words or audio (or both).
  • You can send traffic to your website. By creating an affiliate program others will help you promote your information product, which means they will drive traffic to your website and help sell your product for a commission. What a great way to build an effective sales force.
  • Another benefit to creating your own information product is that it will position YOU (not someone else) as the knowledgeable expert in your field of expertise.  When you position yourself in the market in this way, you begin to put into affect “The Law of Attraction.”  In doing so, you will begin to draw many new leads, potential customers and referrals to you and your primary product, business or back-end opportunity.  The classic “Funded Proposal,” if you will.
  • It’s an extra passive incoming stream. Again, you do the work once and it keeps producing for you. If you offer a service online you can put together an information product which will earn you a nice passive income.

No matter how you look at it information products are hot. They’re in demand and this is a great time to get started creating your own information products.

To Your Info-Marketing Success!

Ben

http://OurProducts.BenjaminKee.com





Thinking About Joining A New Network Marketing Company?

13 01 2009
Here’s what should you look for in a company.

At the top of my list is a quality product or service. So here’s what you should look for in a product or service:

  • Exciting. If you’re personally excited by the products and use them yourself, your enthusiasm will be your best sales asset.
  • High quality. Your long-term residual income is based on the product’s ability to deliver on its promise and maintain customer loyalty. You’ll never have to make an apology for a high-quality product.
  • Fairly priced. MLM products don’t usually win as the low-cost provider. However, high quality doesn’t necessarily mean overpriced. Make sure you or your customers are comparing apples to apples when price-shopping the competition.
  • Lifecycle. Are you at the beginning phase of a new product with a viable and growing market demand?
  • Unique. If it’s ‘another one just like the other one,’ you’d better look for a special marketing angle that separates this product from the pack.
  • Exclusivity. Be cautious if it’s available through other channels of distribution such as retail stores, catalogs or other MLM companies.
  • Satisfaction guarantee. A company that doesn’t stand behind its product will surely leave you embarrassed or potentially responsible to your customers.
  • Sales aids. Make sure the company has promotional literature that adequately supports product benefits and promotes retail sales.

Once you’ve found a product or service you can believe in, evaluate the company based on your personal needs and beliefs. Here’s what to look for:

  • Support materials. Company literature should be easily understandable and provide a professional image to support your business activities.
  • Policies and procedures document. Read and understand what you can and can’t do. These internal distributor regulations are designed to protect the integrity of the business and deal with the occasional renegade distributor who can ruin things for everyone. If the company offers no policies document, heed this as a red flag. This company either hasn’t had good MLM legal advice or doesn’t plan to stick around very long.
  • Corporate executives. They should be committed to quality and integrity, and have genuine concern for their distributors. If possible, interview them if possible, or at least talk to other successful distributors for their thoughts.

Ask:

  • Does one or more have experience in MLM?
  • Are experts involved in areas of administration, financial management, distribution and commissioning software?
  • Has the company hired professional consultants to help in areas of weakness?
  • History. How long has the company been in business? How many countries does it operate in? How many distributors does it have? What are its gross yearly sales? Is it well-funded? If it’s privately held, this information might not be readily available, but it’s worth a try.
  • Compensation plan. Does it sound realistic in its promises? When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Was it designed by competent experienced MLM experts? Does it fit your needs for part-time income or a full-time career opportunity? Does the plan use time-tested and proven success concepts, or are you part of an experimental program? Look for proof of success of this concept as used by another MLM. Have your sponsor or a company official explain it to you in detail.
  • Philosophy. Does it fit your style and make you feel comfortable and proud to be part of the organization?
  • Sales and training. Does the company or your upline offer regular support sessions or telephone training?
  • Commission software provider. Did a reputable company provide the software that will determine your bonuses? If new software has just been installed, it’s not uncommon to see glitches for a period of time that can affect your anticipated income stream.
  • Communication. Look for good communication in the form of newsletters, voice-mail capabilities, national conference calls and a strong Web presence using all available communication technologies.
  • Protection. The only required investment should be a noncommissionable sales kit. All other investments should be optional. Beware of large inventory load enticements or offers to buy positions. In case things don’t work out for you, make sure there’s a buy-back policy on your unsold inventory.

One important thing to keep in mind –

If you’re inexperienced, even selecting the right company won’t assure your success. Choosing the right upline sponsor to support you can be equally important. Is there someone in your first three upline levels who has had substantial success and can show you the way? This can be your shortcut to accelerated growth and my strongest recommendation for gaining early momentum.



To YOUR All-Star Success!

Benjamin T. Kee
864-610-0376
Greenville, SC., USA
http://ProspectLikeAPro.com
http://Contact.BenjaminKee.com

PS. To find out what company/opportunity I recommends, visit the link below: http://JoinBensTeam.BenjaminKee.com





Are You FREE or Only Seem To Be?

20 02 2006

Take the short questionnaire and discover how YOU CAN BE … with just a few hours of your flexible time each week, and within a relatively short amount of time!

  • Do you have multiple streams of income flowing into your life?
  • Do you get paid multiple times for every hour you work?
  • Are your hourly earnings potentially unlimited?
  • Do your income streams flow 24 hours a day with or without you?
  • Do you own or control these streams of income?
  • Will your income streams continue to flow after you die?
  • Can you give yourself a raise any time you want?
  • If your main income stream dries up, could you survive for a year without income?

If you answered no to any one of these questions, we can help solve that once and for all!

There might just be a “PLAN B” you may not have known even existed … UNTIL NOW.

I’m serious, if you don’t feel the freedom of life that you believe you and your family truly deserve, then let’s do something about it now … before it is too late!

Let me ask you … Would you donate a few hours of your time each week to your future happiness? Would you CHOOSE to do something about your current cirvumstances if you’re not quite satisfied with the way things are in your life right now?

Do you ever find yourself thinking … “If I could just find a better way” … “I know there has got to be a better way?”

Well I’m here to tell you there IS a better way! There IS a “Plan B” and it is closer than you think!

Let me ask you this… If you knew you could legitimately be earning $2,000 to $3,000 a week and within a relatively short amount of time; would that affect your life, your family life, or maybe your time-freedom for the better?

If your answer is “yes,” then contact me right away at 864-610-0376 and let’s discuss the possibilities of life without limits.

If your answer is “no,” then I wish you well.  Continue doing what you’ve always done.
The choice is your’s, but remember… YOU ALWAYS DO HAVE A CHOICE.
To Your All-Star Success,

Benjamin  Kee
Soldier of Prosperity
864-610-0376

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About The Author: Benjamin Kee is originally from the small suburb town of Elkhart, Indian. He is the oldest of six brothers and sisters and now calls Greenville, South Carolina home. Ben has been a professional network marketer, coach, teacher and trainer for the past eight years. He does what he loves and loves what does and believes that is one of the biggest secrets to his success. That wasn’t always the case though. After having struggled in the MLM industry for over 3 years, he discovered the strategies and tactics used by the pro’s & went from simple college dropout working at Home Depot, to network marketing top producer by age 26. How you ask? It is through this site, his training material and newsletter that Ben will share the secrets of his success with you. Today Ben makes it his passion to assist others in living a life on purpose, and in doing so, realizing their true full potential and financial independence.