How to be Happy

My cousin, who knows these things, recently told me that this is the most searched for topic in Ireland: “How to be Happy”.

Then I got sent a link to Earl Nightingale’s “The Strangest Secret, How to live the life you desire”

Early on, he points out that, of 100 men, all eager, with a sparkle and the ability, all believed that they would be successful by 65.

He says that 55 will be broke, 5 working, 4 Financially Independent, and One, yes just 1, will be rich.

I no longer need to be rich, but I do desire financial Independence.  So if I carry on as I am, I am going to need to be in the top 5% of working people.  Hmmm.  That has not worked for me so far.

But I do desire to be “Happy” and I remember getting in trouble in school for saying this in answer to the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”

Clearing out my Mother’s house after her death two years ago, I found it, the school copy book where I wrote this:


Happiness Defined thirty years ago

So if success is happiness or happiness is success, Earl defined it as “The progressive realisation of a worthy ideal”.  Working towards something worthwhile.

That is what we are about, and we have a proven system to improve the odds.  Yes, the top earners will be in the top 5% of earners, in this business and in life.  But working openly with them is going to help, you will work for yourself, but not by yourself!  People, Process and Technology to help you and me.

What other business can you be more successful than the person who hires you?  Well you can try, but politics not production usually take over.

Where else could you

  • achieve financially
  • help others
  • have a ball
  • and have the tools to do it?

Talk to me.


Success, Failure and Leadership

” A company is simply a group of people.
As a Leader of People, you have to be a 
-great listener
-great motivator
-good at praising and
-looking for the best in people.

People are no different form flowers. If you water the flowers they flourish. If you praise people, they flourish. And that is a critical attribute of a leader.

There is a very thin line between success and failure. Most people who set up in business without financial backing, fail at some stage in their lives.”- Richard Branson

Full Interview:

The Journey of the Entrepreneur – Session 6



Now we must tell the world – ‘I am here, how can I help?’

 I am working with a great guy, we sometimes disagree, but there is no doubt that the business coaching online course he is building is full of gems.

I was thinking about  people getting started in business and all the pitfalls involved and I was thinking about how we, i the network marketing business tell people about what we do, and he has it spot on

  1. This is who I am!
  2. These are my qualifications!
  3. This is my great product or service
  4. This is my great company
“We say all of these things in the belief that we will impress the potential customer and that will get them to hire us or buy from us. But we all know that when we are buying, that none of that stuff is very important because it is more about whether you can answer the question in whatever way it is asked ‘Can you help me?’”
And this is the key, “Can you help me?”
People will consider working for themselves for many reasons so why should they work with you?  Vincent summarises what the approach should be:
  1. How can I help?
  2. These are the people that I typically help. Are you one of them?
  3. What kind of problems or challenges do you have?
  4. These are the problems that I fix
  5. This is why I do what I do
  6. These are examples of the way that our help has impacted on people

In the network marketing business:

  • How can I help? What is the reason WHY you are looking for an opportunity, or the opportunity to work for yourself?
  • These are the people that I typically help. Are you one of them?  I help people eho either, are already working for themselves, realise it is the way, but need something to work with, without the overheads. Or, the employee who realises that they (as I was) are sick and tired of being sick and tired, but never thought they could raise the money to start their own business.
  • What kind of problems or challenges do you have? Lack of start up funding, lack of customers, lack of money for stock, don’t like selling, can’t collect money abroad, don’t know how!
  • These are the problems that I fix
  • This is why I do what I do: As I said above, I was continually frustrated, loved the people I worked with (well most of them!), I loved the customers (ditto), I was sick and tired of it all.  But WHY is around family, my family, that I want to be here for them, every day, I want to enjoy them rowing up and growing old. self for ten years, I want to do this with ACN.
  • These are examples of the way that our help has impacted on people: ACN changed my life, but now I need a permanent change to my finances.  Having worked for my

We are looking for the leadership to take Ireland on from this relaunch phase to the future, “It could be you” or at least, someone you know!

We are looking for people who want to have a shop on every corner of the Internet, selling services people are using every day anyway, so they might as well pay it through your shop and help you make money!