Thursday, May 01, 2008

T Minus 9 Hours & Counting...

Hello, hello...

Do you like helping other people? I do. I think it is sexy. The momentum our team is experiencing is one of the coolest things to watch. Seeing my team members on the companies leader board is so gratifying. Watching people transform their lives & seeing the impact it is having on their families is indescribable.

We have people on our team that are less than a year in the business that have earned more this month even this week than most people make in an entire year. Many of the people on our team I am referring to were broke when they found this business & answered our ad. Instead of settling for the results they were achieving they created a new beginning. Their results are not uncommon here. Do you really think they are concerned with the price of gas right now? I seriously doubt it. They were not waiting for someday when everything was perfect. Someday rarely comes. You gotta make your someday today.

There are so many people getting impacted by the World & US economy right now. I am empowered knowing that our team is creating gigantic financial gains in spite of the economy, the weak American dollar & the gas prices going through the roof. I have really noticed that these economic factors are completely effecting the home business arena in a tremendous manner. I have noticed countless real estate industry professionals answering my ads & moving forward in a huge way. People that were accustomed to making big chunks of income & commissions from real estate & mortgages are barely getting by these days. It is not just people in real estate, like the Realtors, loan officers, mortgage brokers, real estate appraisors & builders, it is almost at epidemic proportion across the Nation & around the world... the effect the economy is having has people making bolder & bigger decisions in their lives that impact the life they live today & tomorrow. People that were living "high on the hog" are now scrapping by paycheck to paycheck. Unless you make some changes, your life is not going to look any different for months.

We have a community of people that are achieving "unrealistic" results in the "real world". I almost thought this was too good to be true. Almost. This is too good to be true but it is true.

You can have anything you want out of your life... you just have to go for it. You have to get started to make the changes. BE, DO, HAVE. No one else can do this for you. If you want to start experiencing different results, understand that this is in direct proportion to the actions & inactions you take in life.

Before I got started w/ my business, I came out of the telecom industry at a time when the entire industry had a big black eye from the corporate mess companies like WorldCom, Qwest & Adelphia left by their scandals. Back then going out of town on a business trip meant packing suits, ties, etc. & jumping on a plane & flying to a city. Many times these trips were to some pretty boring places meeting with even more boring people that also hated their jobs. To make matters more fun, the people that traveled with us typically hated their jobs, didn't know if they were going to get laid off & were just trying to keep their jobs... Yuck!

My personal trips were better. Mainly we'd sneak away on a long 4 day holiday weekend. We really lived for the weekend. We packed & crammed as much fun into the weekend we could handle. When we went on paid vacation days, many times we never even left our town. What was the point? There were always the snowboarding trips... they were a blast! 1 week a year maybe 2 & some long weekends. Going to the beach mostly meant driving to Florida only to sleep one of our parent's couch or floor & every once in a great while we'd rent a villa or the like.

No matter what I did, I felt constrained by my own success & inability to live life on my terms. I knew I was not going to be able to see all the fun places planet Earth has to offer. Even with a good corporate job, I was really deficient in the LIFESTYLE department.

So since we started making BOLDER choices for our life, we started achieving much more fun. I love to travel. Have you seen the small sampling of our pictures. I love it. There is just so much of the world to see & enjoy!

Since we started our business, we have been on 30 or 40+ trips! I know we just got back from a 3 week trip to tour Italy but... We are heading to South Florida for the entire month of May! We did this in June 2006 & had a complete blast. Yes. I will post some pictures. The place we are staying in is nice. Top floor. Southeast corner penthouse on the Atlantic ocean looking out over the bright blue & green ocean below. Leslie tells me that we will freak when we look out & see a ton of sharks swimming by. I'll be sure to snap some photos of sunrise for you guys that are still bundled up to warm you up a spell.

We will be playing a ton of tennis in Florida. We always do but in FL we go nuts & play 4, 5 6 times per week. Many of the people we will be playing with will be twice our age since all the people our age are most likely at work @ 9:00 AM. It's Florida... Who knew?

Here is something I think is really crazy... All I have to do is forward my home office line to my Vonage line & it is business as usual. My philosophy is this, "Nobody says you have to be at your home to work from home." Now we have a big checkbox in the LIFESTYLE department! When I first started my business I used to think it was crazy that I was working from somewhere else in our city. Then we took this business all over the world. Italy a few weeks ago was life changing.

Leslie, Jayden & I are heading out in T Minus 9 hours & counting...

I want you to pay attention to this. OK? I host a call several times per month on Friday mornings. It is a call dedicated to the RESULTS people are experiencing around the world with the business! It is one of the most empowering 30 minutes on the planet. A company that is dedicated to creating whatever results someone desires in their life, both financially & personally. Anyway, a few weeks ago, I hosted the call in Florence, Italy one Friday while the following Friday I was hosting the call from a corner suite in Venice, Italy watching gondolas float by on the Grand Canal & the next Friday I was in Rome, Italy hosting a call from our conference & learning from some of the greatest minds on the planet. (Les Brown, speaker & TV host & Shawn Achor, Harvard University - to share a couple) After returning to Scottsdale,Arizona from Italy, I hosted this call from my pool deck overlooking the city below us & the amazing mountains we live on. Traveling pops up all over my 101 list from Beyond Freedom. Accomplishing these goals is a tremendous feeling.

Maybe travel is not your thing... that's cool. What is? Whatever it is... what are you waiting for?

I can be reached here on this site by clicking on the "Grand Central" button in the upper left hand corner of the site. Input your phone number (US & Canada only for now) & clicking call. Your phone will ring & I will be there on the other end. Odds are you will get my voice mail. That's because I'm living on the beach in Florida. Leave a message with the best time to call you & I will make sure I call you back promptly.

I gotta go pack a few more Tommy Bahamas shirts...

Create a great day - YOU DESERVE IT!

Michael Hamburger
Beachbum for the month of May

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