I’ve often wondered how it is possible for anyone to be lonely in a world with close to 7 billion people. Yet loneliness is a major cause of depression and stress in our modern society. Similarly, we could question how networkers can feel like they’ve run out of prospects in a world with six billion people,…

determination of weed

A few years ago, I was working through some sadness and anger from the past. I love to observe life around me and find those things that give me strength to move forward. I have decided I am going to live life the way a weed does. I drive a lot. I often notice the…

leap off the ledge

Do you ever get the feeling it’s time for a change? That something more or greater or different is ready to develop in your life? It may be time to step to the ledge and prepare to leap into a new phase. To begin, you must identify where in your life you want this new…

appreciation

According to the latest scientific findings, there is a biological law that governs every moment and aspect of your life, from your physical health to your thoughts and attitudes to your personal and business relationships. This law states that at every stage of life, we are in either growth mode or protection mode. This is true at the…

inner critic

At this very moment, there’s a stream of negative thought going through your mind. Here’s what mine often sounds like: “Peter, why would anyone care what you have to say?” Or this doozy, “You used to be relevant but now you’re just old.” And the classic, “Sure you could make something happen —if you only…

Every thinking person has a sincere desire to succeed. You want to win; I want to win. Individuals in their right minds do not get out of bed in the morning and lay out a plan to lose, then attempt to follow that plan to the letter. (Although, I must admit, at times it certainly…

Olympics 2016 is over and 306 happy gold medal winners have achieved their dream by climbing to the peak of human physical achievements. At the same time, over 10,000 athletes went home empty handed. Nearly 90% of Olympic athletes have suffered through a painful, dream-crushing loss—the same way most people experience failures in their lives. The difference…

tithing

It was August 2003. I had been in network marketing for eight years, and for the first time in years I was thinking, “Is it worth it?” It’s tough to walk away when you’ve experienced monthly incomes of $10,000 and $12,000. But truth be known, business was down, and the prospect of doing “one more…

rejection

“We have not had success with parables, and have moved away from the food area.” As I mentioned on my blog recently, I have a manuscript right now in the hands of 20 publishers. No, strike that — make that, in the hands of 11 publishers, because 9 of the 20 have now said “No.” Number 9 being the one…

happiness in business

Most people join network marketing because they hope it will make them money, but what really gets them involved and committed—in other words, what makes them STAY and succeed—is that this business also brings them happiness. Happiness in business comes from being able to enjoy the process as much as the outcome. This benefit is…