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20Dec/150

The Black Dollar has Power

The Black Dollar has Power and I'm going to spend just a few minutes talking about how we can use it better.

Some hot button topics came up and for me, it's been a year full of 'battles' often with my own people over these hot button topics. Specifically, everything from black people doing business with black people; to whether or not it's even a good idea. Sadly, many black people are victims of white supremacy and have a view that white Is better. This is often in spite of the words that leave their mouth. You won't find them in any conversations about recycling the black dollar, unless they are really there, to discourage us doing that.

In other words, within the system of white supremacy, Some black people have ulterior motives and actually believe they are benefiting only if they keep other blacks from getting into their spot. They believe they have a position in the hierarchy. They want to keep everything the way that it is, and are not interested in changing anything about it.  So those of us who are seeking to help uplift our people, need to be careful when we come up against these kinds of black people. You can generally spot them based on what they do talk about, and what they say - specifically about black people.

The Black Dollar Scares Coons

In the MLM world you hear some real negative feedback when you take MLM to black people. Not because of any other reason, than the condition that slavery left black people in. Too many people are quick to dismiss the impacts and effects of what really happened. We want to talk about how our people have a job mentality but, are slow to link that job mentality to slavery mentality....  We don't want to discuss how much mental damage has been done to stop black people from even having HOPE that we can be successful, in this system and society.

Even our attempts to use the black dollar have been sniffled in this nation.

When we talk about Black wall Street and other cities like it, that were attacked and burned to the ground, we're talking about real terrorism that occurred to scare our people 'away' from even wanting to try. So it breaks my heart when black people speak Against, black people using the black dollar to Empower our people. It also breaks my heart when our people are Faking it, and just want to make MONEY off of our people; rather than give our people real ways to make money - so we can all make it together.

Here are a few more of my Thoughts - where I once again decided to take a negative experience, and turn it into a 'teachable moment' ... I decided to talk about the reality of white privilege, the advantages for whites and disadvantages presented to people of color in this nation.  Acknowledging these challenges do not make black people 'victims' - but it does shine a light on the work that has to be done to uplift black people.

... that is, If its a thing you even care about to begin with.

Also mentioned In these videos is the lecture by Professor Michelle Alexander on The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in The Age of Colorblindness - and also Dr. Boyce Watkins on A Caucasian Hero Complex - The black dollar has power but, we have to help one another understand that.  We also have to understand and accept that some of OUR own people are just not ready to work with this movement. We will have to leave some of our own behind.

We have to help create real equality for our people in this society, and in this world.

Those who are not black have no desire or motivation to help us do that. That's okay, we can do this without the help of others. However, that doesn't mean we should ignore the obstacles that are in our way, as we seek to do the thing that we've been kept from doing, for far too long. The black dollar has power.

Let's work together, and help our people see it.

also read: Loyalty To Your Team Matters

16Dec/150

Working Together Is Key in Business

Working Together is the Key to success in business. It's the key in all other areas of life as well. Whether it's sports, or relationships, or even in the workplace - Working together is key!

There is a certain 'teamwork level' that it takes to win, especially in business.

Teamwork makes the dream work. That's not just a catchy phrase it's the truth. Every single example you see of successful businesses, includes teamwork. The higher the level of cooperation the better the results. In sports there are also several examples of this. Talent alone does not win championships. Teamwork wins championships. You do need talent, so it's important to have the people who are right for the job. But you also need an environment where each team member can grow and improve. Not only that, there should be some encouragement coming from each team member. People should root for one another, which is the total opposite of what happens in Corporate America.

At least, most of the time.

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Working together isn't always encouraged, especially by those 'at the top' - who often seek to break up groups that naturally come together.

In the corporate role, each job is precious and the level of competition is high!

Often improvement falls directly on the person, and each day they are going up against others who are trying to take their spot.

So oftentimes what we see in the workplace, is what we see happen all the time in human societies. People form teams. People naturally start working in groups to achieve their goals. It's the people who are working alone who always have the most struggle!

Speaking of struggle, for some it really IS a struggle!

There are so many lessons out there on working together, that you already knew it was key when you got here.

Yet, how many examples do we have of those who refuse to work WITH others?

Countless examples...that's how many.

It's crazy that in spite of all the evidence that working together is better there are still people who take the other path.

Corporate America really encourages division, as they seek to maintain control over the employees.

The ones who run those businesses, usually are working together but, do not want their employees doing the same.

They'll work together to ensure that they are winning, while keeping others divided, so they can continue to win.

This is what makes network marketing different. The real message of MLM is, let's work together so that we can all win.

I usually discuss Sports and Business and how much they relate because it's clearest here. Over several decades we have countless examples of how teamwork matters.

When you're looking at the Boston Celtics of the Early NBA, the Showtime Lakers, or the 72 win Bulls, you see talented people working together.

You see them working together within a system that utilizes their talents, encourages ball movement, and puts Team over the Individual.

This is also what we saw from last years Champion, as they've started the 2015-2016 season right where they left off.

That's Working Together, to accomplish their individual goals - as a team.

13Dec/150

Business People who Don’t Know Business

I want to spend a few moments talking about business people who don't know business. You may in fact be one of those people. I sincerely hope you are not however, if you are, the only thing that can set you free is the truth.  If you've followed me on this blog for a while, you've seen me dive into this before. Not everyone in the MLM industry knows what they are talking about and this includes the Exhaled 'leaders' in most MLM companies.

I've had a post running on my Facebook for several weeks now; and almost no one comments. The reason is simple. Most business people don't know business.

Here's a short version...
None of my business, facebook not sharing with people

... and the Crickets begin.

Mostly it's because business people don't know business.

On facebook, specifically, my network is largely comprised of friends, family members and ... people who claim to know business; you know, 'business people'. Unfortunately while I love the industry of MLM - the business model itself; the business people IN mlm are a far cry from Actual business people.

This is one of many reasons that MLM gets no respect in the business world. It's not because the industry is full of scams, pyramids, or rip-offs. You'll find that in so many areas of the business world that it makes no sense. To think this kind of foolishness is limited to traditional business models is simple minded at best. The world itself is full of corruption and it no doubt finds a way to crawl into all areas of life and society.

You should expect some of that to be in MLM too. However in the MLM world we are supposed to be working on growth. For many of you that means growing your financial literacy. That means starting to really work on thinking like a business minded person rather than an employee. The way network marketers CLING to mlm companies and pit each one 'against' the other is all employee mentality on display.

For example. The main social networking platform that people in MLM use is Facebook.

In the past few years you've also seen them venture into Instagram and Twitter too. But for 'some reason' - many are resistant to use TSU.

For me the answer is simple. It's because people in the MLM industry, for the most part are NOT business people.

They are business people who don't know business.

none of my business twitter, instagram, pinterest not paying you,

.... yea but that's none of my Business.

Read more of my related articles on This Business opportunity that so many so-called business people are passing up.

Let's have a real conversation about this.