Money Management


As long as you are going to go about your day thinking anyway, you may as well “think big”. Anyone can think small, and most people do. In fact, most people keep themselves in the same place in life, doing the exact same thing, without significant growth or change because of limited or conditioned thinking.

It is probably true that many of your current and future clients are living in that place right now. Who better to support them than you? The coach who is thinking big.

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For successful retailers, offering the optimum level of choice – or selection – is often a defining brand characteristic. Typically, one thinks of selection as the quantity and variety of SKUs, but at some point in the purchase process, there’s a more fundamental decision shoppers make: “How am I going to pay for this?” 

Often the primary consumer driver for which payment option to use is economic, or it may be a simple behavioral response – “Whatever gets me through this line quickest.” For many, it’s simply ingrained…a cultural predisposition toward cash, credit or debit.

Choice in these matters can be very important to consumers, but lately perhaps more on the mind of retailers for two primary reasons: 

http://www.retailwire.com/Objects/Object.cfm/753

MoneyNews
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007

NEW YORK — The outlook for the holiday shopping season grew dimmer Thursday after retailers announced disappointing October sales results due to consumers’ ongoing worries about the housing slump and higher energy prices.

See the whole story: http://moneynews.newsmax.com/money/archives/articles/2007/11/8/085141.cfm?s=al&promo_code=3C98-1

The myst asks… how does this effect your business?  Has it? 

Keith Girard By Keith Girard
Thursday, November 8 2007

Ever since Ray Kroc flipped his first hamburger and launched what eventually became the McDonald’s restaurant chain, an untold number of small business owners have adopted the same franchising model, or bought into an existing franchise operation.

Today, thanks largely to the Internet, franchise opportunities have exploded in number; you can choose from more than 3,500 offerings. But it’s still largely a “buyer beware” business, despite the involvement of government regulators, trade associations, more than 1,600 franchise attorneys, and thousands of franchise “consultants.”

“It’s incumbent upon the buyer to know what they’re getting into, yet very few people understand what’s happening and tons of lives have been ruined through bad investments,” says Nick Bibby, who heads The Bibby Group, a franchise consulting firm in Shreveport, La., and also writes on the subject for AllBusiness.com.

 See complete article:  http://www.allbusiness.com/government/4968853-1.html?busintel=11_08_07

Let’s talk Husbands!  Maybe with this thread we can work backwards?  Talk about all the great things MK Husbands do and fill in the blanks if we find any. 

 Let me say that I have seen people work this business with the support of their spouse and I have seen people work this business constantly fighting their spouse’s negativity.  It is hard to do anything when the person you love is fighting against it with negative words, actions, put downs, etc.  I will also say that when this is in a situation, the Mary Kay business is not usually the ONLY area a negative person will have a problem with.  Sometimes Mary Kay provides nothing more than a positive outreach and positive confidence building experience for such a person and sometimes Mary Kay represents a way out of their current situation.  Again, Mary Kay being there in so many different ways for various people.  Ah, but I digrees… sort of…

Here is what I personally think the husbands role is and what I think my husband does GREAT at and the one thing I wish he did better (and yes… he knows it…).  I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and feedback on this too!! (more…)

Let’s talk Husbands!  Maybe with this thread we can work backwards?  Talk about all the great things MK Husbands do and fill in the blanks if we find any. 

 Let me say that I have seen people work this business with the support of their spouse and I have seen people work this business constantly fighting their spouse’s negativity.  It is hard to do anything when the person you love is fighting against it with negative words, actions, put downs, etc.  I will also say that when this is in a situation, the Mary Kay business is not usually the ONLY area a negative person will have a problem with.  Sometimes Mary Kay provides nothing more than a positive outreach and positive confidence building experience for such a person and sometimes Mary Kay represents a way out of their current situation.  Again, Mary Kay being there in so many different ways for various people.  Ah, but I digrees… sort of…

Here is what I personally think the husbands role is and what I think my husband does GREAT at and the one thing I wish he did better (and yes… he knows it…).  I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and feedback on this too!! (more…)

If you could make $25,000 per year or $75,000 per year from little investment of $180, all things being equal, which would you prefer?The answer is very obvious because you would always prefer to earn more compared to less for the same amount of time or effort. To earn more therefore you must follow the principles that make higher earning possible. However, what you must know and write in your success quest mind is that business success in nature is neutral but governed by principles or laws. These proven principles have (more…)

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