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    Want to increase sales?

    • Give your customers what they want!

    How do you know what your customers want?

    • This can be a difficult and expensive process of trial and error!

    Well, NOT if you have hungry “guinea pigs willing to pay YOU, while they share all their trade secrets with you!

    Meet a $400 million dollar[1] business called Amazon Basics.


    In 2016, there were over 100,000 sellers[2] with sales of more than $100,000 selling on Amazon.

    Shoppers ordered more than 28 million items from third-party sellers during 2016.[3]

    To answer your question: What’s the dirty tactic?

    1. Amazon “invites” you to sell on their marketplace.
    2. You hustle.
    3. You innovate.
    4. You test the market.
    5. You risk your time and money.
    6. Until FINALLY you nail it!
    7. After weeks or months of hard work you finally find the right product at the right price… SUCCESS!
    8. You start making money!
    9. Everything is amazing…

    But “someone” has been watching you!


    The “owner” of YOUR customers has been collecting ALL your data.

    Watching your progress, your growth, your competitors, your margins, your shipping costs, etc.


    1. Amazon will copy your product.
    2. Add their private label “Amazon Basics” to it.
    3. Sell it at an unbeatable price.
    4. Attach FREE Amazon Prime shipping to it.
    5. Position the exposure of their product on their website b better than yours.
    6. In a matter of days, you will be OUT of business!





    [3] Amazon’s Third-Party Sellers Had Record-Breaking Sales in 2016

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    Many people expected Morgan to be wealthier than he was because of his immense power and influence! When Rockefeller saw the inheritance Morgan left, he reportedly commented, “And to think he wasn’t even a wealthy man.”

  2. Bitcoin's rarely out of the news these days, given the rollercoaster ride it's giving investors. But the cryptocurrency's underlying technology is also making waves. It's called 'blockchain' and it's used to help verify transactions. For the companies behind it, it's proving to be a boon, with one recently raising a $10-million investment in just a few seconds. Miguel Francis-Santiago met its CEO at a Blockchain Forum in Singapore.

  3. By Travis Bradberry, Jan 4, 2018

    Even the most likeable and well-mannered among us can still look like jerks in an email. Writing an email that comes across just like you do in person is a fine art.

    During a conversation, you adjust your tone, facial expression, gestures and posture in order to fit the mood of what you’re conveying. You do this because people tend to be much more responsive to how you say things than to what you actually say.

    Email strips a conversation bare. It’s efficient, but it turns otherwise easy interactions into messy misinterpretations. Without facial expressions and body posture to guide your message, people look at each word you type as an indicator of tone and mood.

    Most of the mistakes people make in their emails are completely avoidable. The following list digs into these subtle mistakes and hidden blunders.

    The compulsive CC And Reply All

    CCing people all the time is one of the most annoying things you can do via email. I’d say it’s the most annoying, but this honor is bestowed upon the excessive “reply all.” If someone sends an email to you and a bunch of other people, do you really think every recipient needs to get another email from you saying “thanks”? They don’t, and when you do this, it sends people climbing up a wall.

    The trick for knowing when to CC someone is to treat your email as if it’s an in-person meeting. The question then becomes this: “Would it be necessary or helpful to have this person come to the meeting?” If the answer is no, then don’t waste his or her time with an email. As for reply all, just don’t do it. Even if someone else in the thread replies all, you’re still annoying everyone to death when you join the fray. If you have something to say, it’s better to send this directly (and privately) to the original sender and let him or her decide if the group should know about it too.

    The way-too-brief

    All too often, the cause of email conflict is an imbalance between the effort in the initial email and the effort in the response to that email. When someone types up a detailed paragraph outlining important issues, they expect you to respond carefully. Sending back “Got it” or “Noted” just doesn’t do the trick. Without knowledge of your intent and tone, brief responses come across as apathetic and even sarcastic to the receiver. This is unfortunate because this is rarely the sender’s intent.

    The best way to avoid being misinterpreted in a brief response is to share your intent. Even responding with “I’m a little busy but should be able to read it later this week” comes across much better than “Got it,” which a lot of people will interpret as indifference.

    The “URGENT” subject line

    Subject lines that say “URGENT” or “ASAP” show complete disregard for the recipient. If your email is that urgent, pick up the phone and give the person a call. Even in the rare instance when an email actually is urgent, labeling it as such in the subject line is unnecessary and sets a strong, negative tone.

    The key to avoiding “URGENT” subject lines is twofold. First, if the issue is best dealt with in any form other than email, then that’s how you should be dealing with it. Second, if this is not the case, then the issue lies in your ability to create a strong subject line. After all, people check their email frequently, so as long as your subject line catches their eye, it will get the job done. Instead of labeling the email as urgent, ask yourself why the email is urgent. The answer to this question is your new subject line. If a client needs an answer today, then simply make your subject line “Client Needs Response Today.” This maintains the sense of urgency without setting a rude, desperate tone.

    The Debbie downer

    Sending emails that consistently tell people what they do wrong and what they shouldn’t be doing really takes a toll. Even if you are trying to offer constructive criticism, you need to avoid negativity in your emails at all costs. Since people are unable to hear your tone directly, they read into the connotations of words and create a tone in their head as they go along. Negatives become especially negative in email form.

    Whenever you find yourself using negative words like “don’t,” “can’t,” “won’t” or “couldn’t,” turn them into positives. Making this change transforms the entire tone of the message. For example, instead of saying, “You can’t complete reports like this in the future,” say, “Next time you complete a report, please…” When you must deliver negative feedback, don’t do it in an email. Just hop on the telephone or walk down the hall.

    The robot

    It’s easy to think of email as a way to get something done quickly, but when you do this to the extreme, you come across as inhuman. You wouldn’t walk into someone’s office and hand them a report to do without acknowledging them somehow. Jumping straight into the nitty-gritty might seem like the most effective thing to do, but it leaves a lasting negative impression.

    Fixing this one is simple. Just take an extra second to greet the person you’re writing to. You don’t have to ask your recipient about his or her weekend. Just a simple acknowledgment of the individual as a human being is all it takes. This keeps the tone much more respectful than it would be if you were to simply send assignments.

    Bringing it all together

    The trickiest thing about emailing is making certain that people perceive your message the way you intend them to. You must be socially aware to pull this off. That is, be willing to take the time to consider how things look from your recipient’s perspective before you hit “send.”

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    just raised $100 million and is working to refinance more than $1 billion in debt. The parent of Kmart and Sears is also pursuing an additional $200 million in funding and plans to shave off $200 million in costs. If those efforts aren’t successful, says CEO Eddie Lampert, the company is willing to explore “all other options” to strengthen its balance sheet. One of numerous brick-and-mortar retailers hit by the “retailpocalypse,” Sears closed multiple stores in 2017 and announced even more just last week

  5. Essentially, passive income is money acquired without using your personal exertion . It’s income that is not linked to hours worked. If work is required, it is usually done one time with the money paid multiple times.

    There are two forms of passive income:

    • Income derived from business and income derived from investments. Business income is the money that one receives without actually needing to work in the business.
    • One acquires a business that is either run by someone else or is self sufficient. The profits generated are taken out by the owner thus yielding passive income.

    Robert Kiyosaki is the most famous advocate of this principle and has been teaching it for decades, read Rich Dad Poor Dad .


    Income derived from investments is making money from money. Instead of you working for money, it is putting your money to work for you. depending upon the investment, a rate of return is realized which generates passive income.

    Examples of this are dividends from stocks, appreciation in real estate, interest on savings, etc…

    The wonderful aspect of this type of income is that the money is created regardless of one’s efforts. If you don’t show up for work, the income still exists. You will earn the same while at work as you would sitting on the beach. In addition, this allows one to increase their overall efforts.

    If your money is working while you are focusing on something else, you are, in effect, paid twice for your time. This is called leverage and it’s easy to see how it is possible to create massive wealth under this scenario.

    Focus your attention on creating passive streams of income. It holds the key to all financial freedom.

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    .... your right to know

  7. A true follower of Christ and one of Jehovah's Witnesses should remember this paragraph from the Theocratic Ministry School Guidebook.

    I'm guessing Frederick Franz himself wrote this paragraph although @JW Insider might have a better idea.

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    These are mild ones...

    I've recently caught some JW"s @tromboneck (sorry to call you out there) using the work "heck" instead of "hell" etc....

    tsk tsk...

    @TrueTomHarley will surely come down on me hard on this one.... I've seen some of his language before. :o

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    Its common to asked by someone "Have you eaten balut? Do you want to taste later?" It so easy to be tempted and eat later on. Because its hard to explain them scriptural principles regarding our basis for not eating fertilized duck egg. 

    Its important to let them know you are one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Their reaction? They might already know we don't eat or agree with blood transfusions. If they ask "why", you can remember Paul's word in Acts 15:29. He knows good health means to abstain in blood. You can show them fascinating scriptural basis of our belief. You can ask them to eat barbeque or cracklings instead. 

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