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  1. #161

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    How many pithy aphorisms can you think of:

    • Fools and their money are soon parted
    • There's one born every minute
    • Fools rush in . . .
    • Decide in haste - repent at leisure
    • A wealth pitch of mine gives me thine
    • Attend in haste - be spent at my pleasure

    Some, ahhhh, liberties taken, there . . .
    How about "Moeny makes the world go around..." ??

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewK View Post
    Not too life changing this is child number 4 LOL.
    Good luck for number four, Andrew. All the best to your family, - regards, P
    Last edited by PeterEmpowerEd; 05-07-2009 at 06:52 PM.

  2. #162
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    Default Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon . . .

    Maybe there's a special place for Luddites?

    Things are spiralling out of control. I think I have become
    lost in a world of electronic madness.

    One of my sons informed me this week that my cell phone
    has become obsolete and I must head down to the Cell
    Phone store and get a phone that is contemporary with the
    time.

    I pointed out that the fancy Razor/Slim line phone with
    camera built in that he made me trade my perfectly good
    flip-top ******** cell phone for two years ago still works
    perfectly fine. Well, except for the camera thing. Never
    could figure that out... Even the few times I actually did take
    pictures I couldn't figure what to do with them and gave up.

    That is except when I would push the wrong button and take
    a video of the ceiling or my feet.

    Seems the issue is that I am unable to text with the tiny little
    3 character buttons. "Hi, son," would come out looking like,
    "Gh Qmo." My grandkids have even spoken to me about my
    crazy text messages. Give me a break. What ever happened
    to actually talking on a phone? Isn't that what they were
    invented for?

    They want me to get one of those phones that you can turn
    upside down and sideways and has a typewriter keyboard
    with keys about one-eighth the size of my pinky finger.

    One of my four sons is a realtor whose real occupation is fly
    fishing. "Way to go, son."

    Or in my text language, "Xbz um Io, rmo."

    We were floating the Yakima River in his guide quality drift
    boat south of Ellensburg, Washington. We were miles from
    anything remotely resembling civilization. Rock canyon
    walls were on either side of us. Bear with me as I try to
    explain this strange thing.

    His "Blackberry" rang. It was blue and I asked him why it
    wasn't called a Blueberry. He shook his head with that
    'dealing with an elder despair' look I get a lot these days. It
    was another realtor who called to say that the sellers he
    represented had agreed to my son's client's changes and he
    had the signed documents in hand.

    My son told him to FAX the papers to his office and he
    would get them signed and Faxed back, to close the deal that
    morning. A minute later the phone rang and he hit a few
    buttons and looked over the FAX, now on the Yakima River
    with us.

    He then called his clients and told them he was Faxing the
    papers to them to sign and asked them to FAX them back to
    his office.. While he was waiting, he hooked into a fat
    rainbow and was just releasing this 22 inch beauty as his
    phone rang again with the signed FAX from his clients.

    He called the other realtor and told him he was sending the
    signed papers back by FAX. The deal was closed. He smiled
    and just said, "You are a little behind the times, Dad."
    I guess I am.

    I thought about the sixty million dollar a year business I ran
    with 1800 employees, all without a Blackberry that played
    music, took videos, pictures and communicated with
    Facebook and Twitter.

    I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my
    seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand
    kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I
    figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with
    only 140 characters of space.

    That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for
    Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and
    Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends
    every message to my cell phone and every other program
    within the texting world.

    My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details
    of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next
    generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell
    phone in the garage in my golf bag.

    The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they
    say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery
    store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench
    with the Blue tooth [it's red] phone I am supposed to use
    when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at
    Barnes and Nobles talking to my wife as every one in the
    nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. Seems I have to take my
    hearing aid out to use it and got a little loud.

    I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but
    the lady inside was the most annoying, rudest person I had
    run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would
    sarcastically say, "Re-calc-ul-ating" You would think that
    she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me.
    She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a
    U-turn at the next light. Then when I would make a right
    turn instead, it was not good.

    When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the
    name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop
    the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

    To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use
    the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4
    years, but I still haven't figured out how I can lose three
    phones all at once and have run around digging under chair
    cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry
    baskets when the phone rings.

    The world is just getting too complex for me. They even
    mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would
    think they could settle on something themselves but this
    sudden "Paper or Plastic?" every time I check out just
    knocks me for a loop.

    I bought some of those cloth re-usable bags to avoid looking
    confused but never remember to take them in with me.

    Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or
    Plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I'm bi-sacksual."

    Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Hello all,

    This thread prompted by own opinion piece on this - click here.

    Cheers

    Marc
    Nice post Marc.

    I went to Mark Joyners farewell on the weekend and met amazingly real people who do just what these people talk about when they sell these seminars.

    Amazingly though they do it, they don't sell how to do it to other people, they just do it.

    One guy flew down from Japan for the party (because he can), he has a number of sites that generate the equivalent of the average wage (each) for him and he spends most of his days tramping and reading because thats what he likes to do. Another guy has written 92 books, all published and he continues writing.

    The guys doing it.....do it. well at least it looks that way to me.



    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    How many pithy aphorisms can you think of:

    • Fools and their money are soon parted
    • There's one born every minute
    • Fools rush in . . .
    • Decide in haste - repent at leisure
    • A wealth pitch of mine gives me thine
    • Attend in haste - be spent at my pleasure

    Some, ahhhh, liberties taken, there . . .
    Look Ma No Hands.

  4. #164
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpr2 View Post
    Look Ma No Hands.
    In my opinion the 'Look Ma No Hands' is exactly why we have SO many internet marketers. They sell the belief that because its online it requires no effort and people really believe that.

    I actually had what i guess you could call a business proposal suggested to me recently that had me laughing.

    I have a friend who has been trying to get into affiliate marketing on and off for years, he gets all the concepts but just cant apply himself long enough to ever earn more than $100 a month , he has been to all the seminars and even bought into several expensive pieces of software to automate everything for him but he has just never put in the necessary effort to succeed.

    Well he approached me and another friend about starting a business doing guess what???? Teaching people for thousands of dollars how to affiliate market! I nearly fell off my chair laughing when it was pitched to me. But apparently its a case of taking our knowledge of affiliate marketing and sharing it with other people for cash so we dont have to put in all the work as affiliate marketers cos we can just go around teaching seminars and it would be effortless compared to actually working.
    Of course he wanted me and our friend to actually run the seminars and for him to participate in an undisclosed role and split the profits evenly 3 ways.

    He had thought this through right down to inquiring about leasing european sports cars to drive around in and actually stated this as part of his idea to me as it would make us look more credible and be fun to have expensive sports cars that were tax deductible becasue they were leased through a company.

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    'Out the window' with the 35 hour work week....I think the French still have that. If it is lifestyle you want then go and live in France they do it the best!

    To do well with Internet related businesses (probably like any other type of business) it takes long hours (often unsociable - not sure what a social life is anymore ) hard graft and has a certain unpredictability to it for the first few years (not sure exactly how many years we're still experiencing the unpredictability after 6 years).

    It's certainly not the easy way to lots of $$ in fact there would be more people losing lots of $$ with Internet businesses then people making lots of $$ (my guess).

    The glorification of the successful Internet businesses that originally started in their garage - I think has given rise to the thought that it's easy to do. I mean if Microsoft, google, TradeMe etc did it.....and from their garage - how hard can it be?


    Cheers,

    Donna
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    Default "Affiliate marketing in particular is just ... cool."

    Quote Originally Posted by donna View Post
    To do well with Internet related businesses (probably like any other type of business) it takes long hours (often unsociable - not sure what a social life is anymore ) ...

    ... The glorification of the successful Internet businesses that originally started in their garage - I think has given rise to the thought that it's easy to do. I mean if Microsoft, google, TradeMe etc did it.....and from their garage - how hard can it be?
    Not too hard at all, at least according to this expert I spotted on the internet ...


    From: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VN3F6EGjmU

    Gidday, thanks for dropping in. My nameís Dean and Iím talking to you from New Zealand.

    Iíve just had the most amazing day today with the geekversity guys Sean and Ian learning about online marketing and affiliate sales and ... just all kinds of stuff to do with the internet.

    Iíve been a professional sales and marketer for a long time and I never realised the power and just the volume of business thatís being generated online. Itís like a whole new world.

    I never really understood that I could replace a 40 or 60 hour a week job and earn a lot more money than I could in that from the comfort of my own laptop or my own home and effectively 'buy my life back'.

    You can do that too, and itís incredible just with a little bit of education and some action the results that you can get.

    So I set this site up really just to share that with you quickly and to say ďHey, there are other opportunities out there. There are other ways to succeed.Ē

    Affiliate marketing in particular is just ... cool. You donít need your own products. You just need a little bit of information and a little bit of sweat but the results can be outstanding. So if you want to know some more, thereís a link under the video -- just click on that. But if not, thank you for your time, and donít miss out on the opportunities that available for you online. [entire script quoted verbatim, emphasis added]
    Key quote: "Iíve been a professional sales and marketer for a long time ..."
    Last edited by PeterEmpowerEd; 07-07-2009 at 07:45 PM. Reason: Put in link to YouTube (so sensitive souls didn't think I had a spy camera in Dean's office.)

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    Actually Pete it's the Geekversity guys who are the experts. And based on the fact that their free information is valuable enough for full time internet specialists to be impressed I can't think of anybody better to learn from if it's your thing.

    Unless you're too busy with your scarcity mentality bagging everything in sight that is.

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    Oh dear Peter Perfect strikes again.

    How boring.

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    AndrewK - your post is hilarious, or it would be if it wasn't true!!! How did you maintain a straight face?

    CT

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    Yep. I have to admit thats kind of creepy Peter.

    Dean has given a lot of value and help to the PT community and so have you. Maybe we should stop with the personal attacks.

    Cheers

    Marc
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