I can’t find people… once was a relevant excuse!

There is an old saying that says ‘If you are not selling, you are not growing’. Life is about selling ideas to each other and if you have an opinion you are selling it to someone else. You learn how to package your opinion so that it will be accepted by the person you are sharing it with. This is the starting blocks of success.

In our business I often hear the excuse ‘I can’t find people’, but what does this statement really mean and reveal about the person who is giving this excuse? Firstly what do they expect me or their family at home to say? Am I supposed to say ‘It’s okay, not everyone can be successful and it’s okay if you disappoint your family’. NO, it is not okay and you will need to work harder at becoming successful.

The average expectation of anyone starting is that success will be easier than it has been made out to be, when in fact the direct opposite is true. It will be harder, much harder than expected.

With that in mind I will not be mincing my words and if I stand on your foot, you will need to ask yourself why you were not moving in the first place.

Why can’t you find people? Are you able to find yourself, do you actually know what you want? If you don’t know what you want and you have no idea of how you are going to accomplish what you want, then how can you expect others to join you in whatever you are doing?

Our business is easy from the point that people will earn just from their investment and recruiting is not necessary, do you know how unique that is in our industry? In 99% of the businesses out there and in life, you will not earn a cent unless you expand your customer base.

Use that to your advantage, no one has an excuse not to join, but realise that everyone’s time is different and not everyone will join. However when I say that, don’t use that as your excuse for not being successful, so get out there and do some work and never stop until you have reached your dreams.

Are you focused? If you are not focused on one opportunity people will immediately know that and they will lose interest in you. Decide what you want to do, then laser focus on that single thing and do it properly.

What about diversification? They say you can’t have all your eggs in one basket. Really? What if you only have one egg? Or perhaps are you saying you have a design flaw, you already have two eggs in one basket and that seems to be working just fine. Until you have more than enough eggs you cannot diversify, and you cannot make a success of more than one thing at a time. Never believe all the bull§£&t you hear.

Are you trying to be different? Surprise them and be a leader, leaders do things differently. If you are predictable you are failing, so be kinder than people expect you to be and always think of new ways to do what you are already doing.

They don’t believe you are a leader – Prove them wrong! Remember they are not doubting the opportunity, they are doubting if you will be the leader they are looking for. Will you be able to focus and stick to one thing and become successful? If you don’t do that they had no reason to follow you. Decide to be a real leader and stick to your decision, as you will need to prove them wrong.

They are always watching you and if you believe no one is watching you then you are mistaken, you have this amazing opportunity and you are experiencing results. They have an idea of what may be expected and they are waiting for you to show them your results. Share what you have experienced with people whenever you can and always remember to be professional.

Reading this article you are probably thinking I am over opinionated and unreasonable. You are 100% right, reasonable never paid the bills. It was only when I decided to be unreasonable with my own stinking thinking that I could overcome the excuses, actually work and achieve some level of success. I am still on the journey just like everyone. I advise you to get going on your journey, move fast and remember if everything is under control you are definitely not going fast enough!

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What Is A Bitcoin Wallet?

by Bontle Moroka

There are many types of wallets used to store Bitcoin, the main ones being web, mobile, desktop, hardware, and paper. A Bitcoin wallet is a program that is used to send and receive, store, and monitor balances of your Bitcoin. Just like you need an email program to manage your email, you need a wallet to manage your bitcoin.

Wallets integrate with the Bitcoin blockchain. They monitor bitcoin addresses on the blockchain and update your balance with each transaction. What defines a wallet is where its key is stored.

What is a Key?

A private key is a long string of numbers and letters that acts as a password to your wallet. This key gives the person in possession of it the power to send bitcoins to other people. You can think of a private key as secret coordinates.

The key is used to generate an address, which, like an email address, is what you give out to people who want to send you Bitcoin. There is no way to figure out your key from knowing the address.

As time went on evolved, HD wallets were created. They generate a phrase or seed, which is a string of common words you can memorise instead of the numbers and letters that make up your private key. HD wallets can also create many addresses from your seed. These addresses all form part of the same wallet.

Because keys and seeds have power, they must be kept secret and safe. Failure to protect them could lead to the loss of bitcoins.

Types of Wallets

A standard wallet creates a file to keep the key. This file should be backed up by copying it to a safe location. An HD wallet will supply you with a seed phrase of up to 24 words to write down in a safe place.

Some wallets hold a full copy of the blockchain to validate each transaction – this is known as a full node. SPV or Simple Payment Verification’s act as a type of light wallet. They don’t hold a full copy of the blockchain and rely on full nodes they are connected to validate transactions. SPV’s are fast and take up less space than a full node wallet.

Hot and Cold

A Hot wallet is any form of wallet that is connected to the internet. Web service, computers, or phones connected to the internet all fall under the description of a hot wallet. These are the most popular, but also the least secure types of wallets. They allow access to their inner workings through Internet connections.

Market exchanges and betting sites require you to deposit funds into their online wallets. Web wallets are the least secure option for storing Bitcoin. They are more vulnerable to hackers as they have many loopholes. Nevertheless, they are highly convenient, allowing you to buy, sell, and send Bitcoins immediately. Multi-factor authentication helps protect against hacking, but these types of wallets are not worth the risk for large sums of coins.

The most secure type of wallet is a cold storage wallet. This is any wallet that is independent of internet connection and cannot be hacked remotely. Hardware, paper and brain wallets all fall into this category. However, to trade and exchange Bitcoin, you need to connect to a computer and use a webpage that allows control over the wallet. Hardware wallets form the optimal mix between security and ease of use.

When deciding on what type of wallet suits you and your needs best, the scale of convenience vs security needs to be assessed.

The reality is that not everyone is not well versed with the world of Bitcoin. It is for this very reason that Mirror Trading International has created an opportunity that allows even those with limited trading knowledge to partake and benefit from Bitcoin trading. Member can join for free and then invest a minimum amount to start benefiting from the rise of Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin is in, Real Estate and Gold are out

by Trish Harris the original post was published on https://growyourbitcoin.co.uk/

Can property guru Robert Kiyosaki be right?

Bitcoin’s popularity among traditional investors has grown over recent months as governments and central banks take drastic measures to offset the economic damage wrought by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Now, ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ author Robert Kiyosaki, who has previously praised Bitcoin for its scarce properties, has warned “real estate and gold guys are being phased out”—and “the Bitcoin world is coming into view right now.”

“I think it’s important, especially for old guys like me, to understand the ‘crypto’ world because that’s the world that’s coming into view right now and us real estate and gold guys are being phased out,” said Kiyosaki. His world renowned book, ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ advocates the importance of financial literacy and became a bestseller, selling around 40 million copies worldwide.

Robert Kiyosaki Predicts Bitcoin Will Be Worth $75k in 3 Years

Robert Kiyosaki, took to Twitter once again to proclaim his bullish position on Bitcoin. He is predicting BTC’s price is heading toward $75,000 in three years.

Now, this isn’t just a random figure plucked straight out of the air. This is how he has been valuing core assets lately.

In a tweet earlier this year, Kiyosaki states that his fear of a dying economy has led him to purchase more of three assets that he ostensibly considers valuable outside of the traditional financial system: Gold, Silver, and Bitcoin (BTC).

“Bought more gold, silver and Bitcoin. GOLD [currently] at $1700. Predict $3000 in 1 year. Silver [currently] at $17. Predict $40 in 5 years. Bitcoin [currently] at $9800. Predict $75000 in 3 years.”

Based on his numbers this would be an expected yearly increase of approximately 76%, 19%, and 97% for gold, silver, and Bitcoin respectively. This indicates that Bitcoin has the most favourable profit potential out of the three.

A growing interest in Bitcoin

Robert Kiyosaki is fast becoming one of the most influential advocates of Bitcoin and the Blockchain. In recent months, the businessman has spoken out on his faith in the future of the tech numerous times.

In an April appearance on Anthony Pompliano’s podcast, Kiyosaki praised Bitcoin, saying:

“The reason I endorse Bitcoin is just for one frickin’ reason — you’re not part of the system”

Noting also that “gold and silver are God’s money, and Bitcoin is open-source people’s money”. He has been quoted as stating the USD a scam.

“The US Dollar is a scam. I think the dollar is toast because gold and silver and cybercurrency are going to take it out. The US Dollar is gone. In the year 2000, there was one currency; the USD. It was called the reserve currency of the world, and then came Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies” Robert Kiyosaki said.

The author of ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ who is now working on a new book entitled ‘Fake: Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets’ disclosed that in the upcoming book he discussed how gold, Bitcoin (BTC), as well as other cryptocurrencies represent the last resort, for the moment when the financial market – as we know it – would collapse. According to Kiyosaki, the “doomsday” of fiat currencies is imminent.

“I talk about the three types of money today: God’s money, which is gold and silver; government’s money, which is fiat currencies; [and] the people’s money, which is cryptocurrency on the Blockchain technology. Gold is a hedge, and I am expecting a collapse in the system, which is why you are into cryptocurrencies now, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH),” explained Kiyosaki.

Earlier, Kiyosaki also stated in an interview that the upcoming imminent financial crisis would be “the biggest of all.”. However, he is not the only one who thinks that the fiat currency, especially the USD, and the conventional financial systems are doomed. Bill Gates and Nomi Prins, a former manager at Goldman Sachs, also believe a massive financial market crash is just around the corner. Furthermore, Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder, stated that Bitcoin (BTC) is far superior to the USD which he described as a “phony”.

The takeaway from all of this is, that if world renowned business people are looking to BTC and other cryptocurrencies as the way forward, then surely we should be doing the same, even more so with this financial “Domesday Crisis” looming.

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Bitcoin – Is Crypto the next evolutionary stage of money?

by Trish Harris the original post was published on https://growyourbitcoin.co.uk/

By now, most people have heard of Bitcoin and/or crypto, but there is much debate about if it is here to stay, and indeed, is it really a currency? Does it have true value?

Well, the same could have been said throughout the history of money.  We may not have realised, but throughout time, there has been significant stages in the evolution of our monetary system. Realising this fact will help us to understand the concept of monetary evolution, and get our ‘heads’ around Bitcoin being the next logical step. So, let’s go back to the beginning…

Evolution of Money

It is generally believed that the evolution of money has passed through the following six stages:

  1. Barter; 
  2. Commodity Money; 
  3. Metallic Money; 
  4. Paper Money; 
  5. Credit Money;
  6. Electronic Money. 

Barter 

In the beginning of civilization, the needs of people were very limited and therefore they used to exchange their goods for other people’s goods or services. Nothing complicated; just a simple, effective way of fulfilling their everyday needs.

Commodity Money

Commodity Money was created to remove the difficulties of barter. In fact, money has evolved in response to the urgent needs of the various stages of economic growth. In the beginning of civilization, goats, animal-hides, axe-heads, knives, arrows, slaves etc., have been used as currency in many different parts of the world to perform the basic functions of money. It was, however, difficult to borrow and lend and it was more difficult to measure and store the value of goods and services – money had to evolve again.

Metallic Money

Money made of metal is called metallic money. In the beginning, pieces of gold and silver were used as money, but it did not solve the complicated problems of exchange. It was very difficult to measure the value of goods and services with these pieces of metal. Another problem was the transportation and storage of precious metals. This problem was solved by making standardized coins.

Paper Money

During the third stage of the evolution of money (metallic money), paper money was invented. It is believed that the start of paper money was issuance and acceptance of receipts of gold smiths who were acting as money lenders in old Iraq. These goldsmiths were rich, respectable and considered men of repute. They used to keep the valuables of the people in their safe rooms and issued receipts as a proof for the goods stored. These certificates became convenient credit instruments and were freely used for borrowing and lending and making payment. Back in the 1100s, the Knights Templar also had a similar system. The Temple Church could be argued as being the first bank in London. During the crusades, instead of carrying huge sums of coin with them across Europe, they would be given a promissory note. Look on our bank notes today and you will see almost identical wording – “I promise to pay the bearer…”. In the 19th century, commercial banks started issuing their own notes of different colours and denominations.

Credit Money

In the present day, modern economies or bank money is used for making personal and business payments. In the developed countries, transactions are taking place with the help of deposits or checking accounts with paper money. Demand deposits or money sited in current accounts are easily convertible cash, therefore they are convenient and safe.

Electronic Money

Today, with the invention of the computer and its application, the form and shape of business are changing fast. The concept of ecommerce is gaining vast popularity. The mode of payment is being transformed from cash to electronic transactions from one account to another. This form of electronic payment was referred to as electronic money. There are many problems in this type of transaction, but it is gaining popularity day by day. The evolution of money has not come to an end, it will never come to an end. As economies of the world are changing features and focus, money is inevitably changing.

Cryptocurrency

It is at this point the question, “Why was Bitcoin created?” becomes relevant.

In 2008, much of the global economy was in turmoil. On Wall Street, financial behemoths like Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, AIG and others were literally melting down in what became the worst financial crisis since The Great Depression of the 1930s. 

Against this backdrop, a software developer by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto published a white paper outlining something called “Cryptocurrency” as a decentralized means of exchange that guaranteed user anonymity, provided a mechanism of incorruptible record-keeping based on cryptography, and limited the amount of currency available – Bitcoin was born!

In that paper, Nakamoto made the case for an internet-based currency not subject to the fees and permissions of a third party – such as a bank or financial institution. He devised a system that allowed people to send and receive value to anyone with a Bitcoin address, much in the same way we send and receive email.

Cryptocurrencies have a finite number of coins unlike government-controlled currency such as the dollar, Pound or Euro, which can be printed at will. The amount of a cryptocurrency that will be made available over a specified period of time is defined upon the release of a new cryptocurrency and cannot be changed. For example, there will never be more than 21 million Bitcoins. This feature helps cryptocurrency hold its value, mimicking the finite supply of precious metals like gold or silver. 

In 2009, Nakamoto (believed to be a pseudonym for an individual or a group) released Bitcoin and a very small group of early adopters began exchanging and mining the currency. However, from 2009 through early 2010, Bitcoins had no value at all. In April 2010, the first public exchanges for Bitcoins came online and the value of a single Bitcoin stayed below 14 cents. In 2011, as it became popular as a way to send money quickly and anonymously, the price of a Bitcoin hit $1 for the first time. 

Hundreds of cryptocurrencies started emerging, but Bitcoin was the original cryptocurrency. Others were quick to follow using the same principles as Bitcoin. Ripple launched in 2011 and Litecoin followed in 2012. There are now hundreds of cryptocurrencies in circulation. Some cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum have since joined the marketplace and are making innovative use of the blockchain technology (more on this in my coming blogs) at the heart of cryptocurrency to offer ‘smart contracts’ that cannot be altered or broken.

Merchants began accepting Bitcoin for payment in 2012. In 2012, WordPress became the first major merchant to accept Bitcoin for payment, followed by Expedia, Microsoft, IBM and other well-known brands. This adoption by companies like those shown above helped increase the credibility of cryptocurrency over time.

Governments tend to treat cryptocurrencies like commodities, while major corporations have begun adopting the use of cryptocurrency for payment. Governments have been more reluctant to weigh in (I wonder why?! They don’t want to lose the strangle-hold that they have now). In 2013, Germany became the first country to take a legal stance on cryptocurrency when it recognized Bitcoin for legal and tax purposes. In 2017, Japan became the first country to consider Bitcoin as a legal form of payment, with several public institutions accepting the currency for payment. India has recently begun regulating Bitcoin and may be the next to legalize it.

Here to Stay

Whether you love it or hate it, cryptocurrencies are here to stay. Their applications are already being utilised all over the world, and with the continuing uncertainty of the world economy, there is definitely a future for Bitcoin and some of the other cryptos – many believe it will be the currency of the future.

We must stop thinking of money as a tangible object – get past this and then anything becomes possible.

The only question that remains is, will you be one of the people to shy away from this enigma or will you embrace this technology and look to invest early? One thing is for certain, as attested in history, the early adopters are the ones who win out. They will have the potential to reap rewards far exceeding anything that we have ever experienced before, in the history of money.

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I am not a Mentor or a Coach

I have had many people approach me over the years asking me to mentor them and coach them in business. This is one area I know I am not good in and predominantly because I have a work ethic that does not suit others. I believe success takes hours of dedication and the quicker you put in the hours the better your chances at success are.

It takes 10,000 hours to master something, but will this guarantee success? No absolutely not, but the quicker you get the 10,000 hours done the sooner you can get on with the next thing if that did not work. That is the shocking truth.

Whilst we are talking about truth, that is why I failed as a mentor and coach as most people who wanted me to coach them preferred advice (this would be hearing what they wanted to hear) rather than the actual truth.

The truth is you cannot be successfully lazy until you have earned the right to be lazy and that requires good old fashioned hard work.

In our business everyone is looking for a plan and one of my colleagues recently released his ‘Santiago Secret – The 90 Day Plan’. Everyone is hugely excited as finally they have a plan and he has packaged it nicely. I do recommend his system and it is totally free.

You can write down your goals, decide what is the most important to you and your team, create a vision board and say your daily affirmations. These things are all good but once you decide to begin, you simply need to get going and keep going for 90 days.

Not everyone is very good at marketing, so if you want success within 90 days you will need to tell 10 people about the MTI opportunity every day for 90 days. Based on an average success rate of 1 in 10, you will have 90 direct referrals in your business in 90 days.

Does this work? Yes it most certainly does, and you would have created the foundation for a business that will give you the freedom that your dreams were made of.

What was my approach when I started the MTI business?

My original goal was to show the opportunity to 1000 people, which I achieved in 120 days. Some days were more successful than others and there were challenges along the way, which could have stopped me, but giving up was not an option.

The three most important lessons I learnt are:

1. Never come across as desperate, no matter how bad your situation really is. Desperation is the one thing that will scare people away. In their minds they may think you are desperate enough to try get them into some kind of scam. Focus on what you need to achieve and not the reality of your current situation.

2. Don’t overload people with information, only give them the necessary information and try to answer only the questions they may have. When you overload people with information it often looks as if you still trying to convince yourself.

3. When people start making excuses try to find out what questions you have not answered yet. Perhaps you have said too much about one aspect and neglected another. If they still have excuses, tell them you understand and immediately take the opportunity away from them. Remember your relationship with them is more important than the opportunity you are showing them. They will probably join you when the time is right for them.

Remember that MTI does not need members, it is you that is looking to build your team and business. If you always respect people and the relationship you have with them, you will not jeopardise the good name of MTI in your pursuit of success.

Success is within your reach and MTI is something we have all been looking for, if you are prepared to put in the work you could even achieve more than the 90 Day plan suggests.

We have put together tools like our weekly Zoom meetings and online videos to help you and accelerate your success.

Will you make the decision to change your future and take up the challenge of working hard for the next 90 days? Your future self will thank you for your decision.

I have a different approach and you need to find what works for you, regardless of who your leader is. All I suggest is that you be consistent. Find your own rhythm, do what you can, work hard, and you will soon see the results.

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Belief can be your biggest enemy

What we believe is what has been handed down to us, we make these beliefs our own and we live our lives accordingly. It is a good thing to a point, but we always need to ask ourselves is that truly what we believe to be true for ourselves?

In life our success in anything can be determined by the belief we have. If our parents were successful does it make it easier for us to be successful? What of the reverse? If our parents were poor then is it easier for us to be poor? In both cases yes, if we believe that to be true.

There will always be certain beliefs that we will question and other beliefs become more difficult to challenge. For example if your parents were great athletes and you are a good athlete, then you must have inherited that ability from your parents. But what if you are a great athlete and your parents were not, was it your dedication and efforts that caused you to have faith in your ability as an athlete?

But we all know of rags to riches success stories, which means that someone was prepared to disregard the belief that had been handed down to them and take every opportunity to work hard and never give up.

This confidence that success can be yours is what is needed, together with the ability to not listen to those who like to remind you of where you came from, and what the opinion of your family or community is.

When you believe differently you are challenging the status quo (the generally accepted belief). By doing this you make others feel very uncomfortable and they will not like you, because you are showing them what is possible through dedication and hard work. They would rather be lazy and accept whatever comes their way.

Remember what people think of you is their business, not yours. Yes, too many people worry about what people think and are always looking for approval wherever they go. This herd mentality will only pull you down and force you back into your original belief system. It will not help you change and formulate a new idea of who you are and who you can become.

The real questions that you should be asking yourself are:

What is my current belief system, who gave me these beliefs that I currently live by?

What could I be doing differently right now?

What are the possibilities for success in my life, and do I need to change what I believe to be my truth?

Who influences me positively and who influences me negatively? Decide who you will listen to and who you will avoid, even if they are family.

What do you believe your success will look like?

Once you have answered these questions, you will need to work on changing the beliefs that were handed down to you, and start believing in what is possible for your life. Trust yourself, and move forward.

My wish for you is that you will find the strength to challenge existing beliefs, and the courage to discover what is true for your life, so that you may ultimately find the success that was destined to be yours.

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You have choices…

Success comes from work and there are people who have worked hard and already achieved financial success because of the work they have done.

When you are already successful and you are a member of MTI, it is a simple choice of how much of your capital you would like to use to buy Bitcoin. The next step is adding that Bitcoin to your MTI trading pool so that you can watch it grow. 

When you show successful people the MTI opportunity, they will either like it or use a common excuse like ‘I don’t like recruiting’ even though you may have said nothing about the optional referral program. Remember these people know success comes from working hard, it is difficult for many of them to understand that an investment could also provide more than they are accustomed to receiving from conventional financial vehicles.

For those wanting success and who are prepared to work MTI can be the opportunity you have been looking for. There is no magic, success comes through consistent effort and never giving up. You will find resistance and many excuses along the way, but when you don’t give up you will eventually achieve success.

Please remember as you share this opportunity that relationships are far more important than success, so always respect people’s choices. MTI could be the right opportunity presented to those people at the wrong time. If it is meant for them, the time when they will want to start will happen in the future. For your part you need to be patient and consistent. 

MTI has changed my life and I am so grateful for the tough decision I made ‘to work’ more than a year ago. MTI has taken me further than I could have ever imagined, in fact in the last few months I have learnt what it is to really dream again.

I wish you the best journey for your life and with the MTI business if you choose to make it your vehicle to get yourself to financial freedom.

“This document was prepared and released by Rich Simmonds in my personal capacity. The opinions, views and content expressed in this article are my own and do not necessarily reflect the view/s of Mirror Trading International (Pty) Ltd. This not an official statement released by Mirror Trading International (Pty) Ltd and I hereby indemnify Mirror Trading International (Pty) Ltd.”

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What is your Belief about Success? Abundance vs Lack

Has our thinking been conditioned? I do believe so and perhaps it even goes as far as we have been taught to think that we can never get ahead.

Is getting ahead even possible or is there actually a limit to what is possible?

PART 1 – The Conditioned Mindset

Gandhi once observed that every movement/truth goes through four stages: First they ignore you; then they abuse you; then they crack down on you and then you win. This led to many people misattributing the following quote to Ghandi, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win” when in actual fact this is a summary of what was said in a speech by an American labour union leader named Nicholas Klein.

In fact the schooling system that is still used today was invented to teach people how to be a consumer, and to believe the system rather than believing in their own ability to succeed and ultimately get ahead in life. The conditioning is so great that everyone will defend the system first, because the system is where the belief lies and we will always defend what we believe to be true first.

This has led to Herd Behaviour by sheeple which is the derogatory term for people compared to sheep in being docile, foolish, or easily led. Generally “by the time the sheeple wake up and try to change things, it will be too late”

If your desire is to be different, these Sheeple (I will also use the word they when referring to them) will ignore you, then if you still persist they will laugh at you. Then if the ridicule did not work on you, they will attack your character, fight you and try their best to get you to stop being different. If after this stage you still persist, quite simply you are a hero and they will build a statue in your honour simply because you did not give up on your need to be different.

PART 2 – Examples in History

It was believed that the car could never replace the horse, that radio was just broadcast to random people and no one would ever pay for advertising. Then came the idea that every household would have a computer. Ideas that were initially ridiculed and rejected that have become norms in our lives.

The rise of the small business and the business from home, has given many people who were not able to fit into the traditional system a chance to be different, and today we still find the Sheeple being over-critical of these entrepreneurs.

The reason is simple, they believe in the system and have invested their entire lives into it and are dead scared that you will prove them wrong.

Imagine what an idea like Bitcoin does to those who believe in the traditional financial systems, the possibility that the system could fail and that they may need to change the way they think is just too far-fetched.

PART 3 – Lack

We need to understand that if there is any possibility in life that we could do better than the established normal, then I guarantee you we will meet with resistance.

This is the challenge of success, because those who have something believe that they will need to lose something so that you can have something. This is the way the world generally thinks and that is what is known as lack thinking. There is so much lack in the world and that is something we can agree on, but the idea that if someone gets ahead I will lose something is flawed thinking, and in reality has its roots in greed and jealousy.

PART 4 – Abundance

Abundance simply means ‘more of everything’ and is often regarded as the ultimate success. When people have more than they need it often changes their lives, and they become givers rather than takers. Of course some people will always have a scarcity mentality and they may never reach that point of abundance.

Abundance is not about having plenty, but rather about having a lot to give. It’s about empathy for others, sometimes just giving people money will not help them. It’s the old story about rather teaching people how to fish for themselves, rather than giving them a fish every day.

We all have something to share with someone and that could change their lives forever. Will we be kind enough to help them and teach them even if it means that we could be ridiculed by our friends and family if we do that? If we truly desire success we will need to change our mindsets away from the way we have been conditioned and get to the point of abundance.

My Journey

A little over a year ago I found something different and I started to share that idea with family, friends and people I met. Without doubt I was ignored, laughed at and even attacked online, but I believed in the possibility, the difference and I never gave up.

I don’t think they will ever erect a statue in my name, but each person who believes in what I have found, and uses that to their advantage is enough recognition for me and hopefully will take that person to a point where they too can have abundance.

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Are you poisoning your Golden Goose?

By Marina Caenazzo

goose-178143_1920Greetings from another day of lockdown in Italy, luckily our apartment has a lovely view, so I can watch the mountains and the birds flying free. Daily visits from our local flock of Alpine Choughs to feed at our fruit buffet are highly appreciated. It brings smiles to our faces to hear the scout shouting at us if we are late stocking the table! The global pandemic has got pretty much all of us in lockdown, so it gives us time to appreciate the smaller things in life and think about life in general.

Social media is full of fake news, and it is hard to know exactly who to believe when there is so much information and misinformation to sift through. But keeping positive thoughts is our hope for the future. We should be spending this time planning our future and finding ways to pave the road to financial freedom. I am lucky to be traveling that road already, with the bricks provided by Mirror Trading International.

Since joining almost a year ago, we have gone from having almost nothing, to being able to semi-retire, and it’s something I would not have believed to be possible. Yet here I sit, finding ways to entertain myself while not having to worry about how to pay the rent, or other monthly bills. I used to turn myself in knots at the end of every month, anticipating the bills and worrying about how I was going to sort everything out. Now I play games, draw, read, research pedigrees for my growing herd of model horses, and so on. Obviously, I would like to be hiking and exploring my region, or traveling to new places, but as we all know, for a while that will be impossible.

So, I place my trust in MTI, knowing that five days a week, my Bitcoin is hard at work, trading the forex markets and growing steadily. This is all done for me, I earn even when I am staring at the shelf, wondering which horse should go where, or whether the colour blue I have selected for my image is the exact right shade. My MTI business grows and strengthens daily. Life’s tough hey?

I do not spend too much time on social media… I like Instagram because there are amazing photos from all over and not so much bitching and moaning as is inclined to be the case with dear old Facebook. Some people seem to look for the negative in every case, so FB hasn’t seen much of me for months now. What has come to my attention, however, is the fact that there are a few people that seem hell-bent on sabotaging their businesses. I don’t know whether it is sub-consciously or intentionally, but I can’t imagine it is the latter, after all why on Earth would you want to poison your Golden Goose??

Mirror Trading International is a reputable company that is changing the lives of so many people, not just mine. Earnings are reliable, and although the growth of your business does take some work when you first get started, eventually enough people are seeing the changes the company has brought to your life, and they join you and see for themselves. We have built our team with hard work and honesty, transparency and facts. Of course, you can choose to be solely an investor, and make money for yourself. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. We have chosen to share this wonderful opportunity and take the added benefits having a team brings to us.

What I don’t understand is the need to overstate the facts, or fake results in the hopes of quickly adding more members to your team. MTI makes NO promises, that they are very clear about. It prides itself in its transparency and openness. Results come from the daily trading efforts, and as anyone who has ever done some trading on their own knows, these results can be unpredictable. The results advertised are the real trading results for the day, or historic results, and even though we say there is potential to earn about 10% a month on your investment, this is in no way guaranteed. That said, up to now we have not had a negative result on any day, since trading began, and the average earning for a month has been a bit over 10%. That’s really not bad for doing nothing, other than registering and funding your account!

MTI will continue to grow, there’s no need to try and hurry it along. It’s a proper golden goose, and like any true opportunity it needs to be nurtured and cosseted, not over-fed like some poor Foie-gras goose. Treat it kindly, and with patience, and it will continue to reward you for many, many years to come. By rushing the process, blowing up the results or otherwise chivvying the poor goose along, you are poisoning the goose. You will only succeed in killing it, not just for you but for everyone. Do you want to be responsible for this?

Understand that some people are naturally more hesitant to join opportunities, either because of their cautious nature or because of past failures that may have scarred them. Be patient, extend your hand and offer the opportunity, allow them to take it from you. Think of it as offering fruit to the wild birds. They are skittish and slightly fearful in the beginning, but if you are constant in your efforts and slowly begin to gain their trust and confidence, next thing you know there is a big team. They will watch you to start with, that is the nature of the beast, but if you stay consistent, and offer the same opportunity, with the same or more enthusiasm, you will interest them.

Don’t be tempted to promise the Earth in the hopes of a quick sale. Are you sure you can deliver on that promise a little way down the line? All you will do is cause distrust in the system if you have promised huge returns. Tell the truth, and always be honest. When you lie and say someone may earn 25% a month, then they only earn 11%, what will they think? Is it MTI’s fault that they suddenly pull their money and leave, or is it yours? You, sir or madam, have just cost yourself a golden egg. People are connected in ways we cannot imagine, and by effectively adding a bit of poison to your golden goose’s feed, you may lose out on countless eggs, and eventually the goose will stop laying at all.

Examples of poison that I have seen or been made aware of are:

  • Overstating the daily, weekly or monthly profits, as already discussed.
  • Advertising that top earners are making the daily cap of $15k…that is fake news, and potentially very harmful to our goose. No one has made that target yet, sure they will get there in future, but that golden egg has yet to be laid.
  • Bullying team members into providing weekly targets so as to improve your own bottom line, without effort on your own part. Do you think you are back in school setting homework targets? Do your own work, help your team with training, stop prodding them with sticks.
  • Nit-picking at each other on social media, for problems unrelated to the MTI business, but using the company name somewhere in the argument. Potential members will get confused and probably shy away. Another golden egg shattered. Well done.

duck-2236908_1920Ask yourself if you are guilty of feeding poison to your goose, or rather our goose because at the end of the day we are all in this together, and some of us want it to be for the long haul. Respect the MTI company, and your fellow team members, and new members yet to join. Spread positivity and truth, and the goose will remain comfortable. Spread lies and schoolyard nonsense, and the goose is going to need the vet. Keep it up and you will see the road to financial freedom has potholes and grass growing between the bricks. Cracks will appear in your golden eggs.

Rather choose to bow to your better nature and be open. Choose kindness and honesty, and be a leader, not a boss. Lead by example and enjoy the benefits a fabulous company like MTI can bring you. I am appealing to those of you who are with me in Mirror Trading International, in this time of social distancing and quarantine – use this time to build your business if you want to. Being an online opportunity, it is available to us, even in lockdown. Post cheerful messages and share your stories on your social media, if you just made your first $10, great! It’s a start, and everyone must start somewhere. Just police your own actions and be aware that you are an ambassador for MTI the minute you start sharing the opportunity. Let’s stand together now like never before. Open your eyes, and even better, your minds, to the potential our MTI golden goose has given you. Honesty is key, and please be gentle and kind to the goose, because it is MY goose too.

“This document was prepared and released by Rich Simmonds in my personal capacity. The opinions, views and content expressed in this article are my own and do not necessarily reflect the view/s of Mirror Trading International (Pty) Ltd. This not an official statement released by Mirror Trading International (Pty) Ltd and I hereby indemnify Mirror Trading International (Pty) Ltd.”
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You can’t be lazy, if you want to become successfully lazy!

cat-2471507_1280This sounds like an example of an oxymoron, but in fact it is not.

The average person dreams of becoming successfully lazy. What this would mean is that you could simply sit back and continuously earn money, more than you can spend that is. The problem with this end goal is that you have to do plenty of work to actually earn enough to become successfully lazy.

However most people don’t like the idea of working and they would rather dream of winning the lottery or wishing they had extremely rich parents. Well, dream on…

Let’s get back to the idea that you need to do some real work to achieve your goal. If you work and follow the rules, for example that success comes from hours of hard work, then you have a chance. However hard work is also not a guarantee of success, but doing the right work that will lead to success gives you a better chance.

A practical example is the business I am involved in, Mirror Trading International. If you want success you need to do the extra work of explaining things properly to new prospects, so that they can truly understand Bitcoin and how the business will grow their investment in Bitcoin.

Taking time and explaining things often takes a bit of extra effort, so some people may take the easy route and overstate the profit that has been made or give people an idea that the price of Bitcoin will always rise. They are lazy, and just desperate to get new members to join them.

People often ask why MTI is called an opportunity, and why some people make a success and others never seem to get anywhere. An opportunity means that you have a good chance to make a success if you are prepared to do the work. If it was easy to become successful it would not be called a opportunity.

The question in life is always “Are you prepared to work?” and if you are there are always opportunities.

On the other hand life does not reward laziness and those wanting to take short cuts, so you need to decide for yourself if you want to work or take the easy way and get no rewards.

As you can see there is always a price to laziness and there is even a price to becoming successfully lazy, and that price is called hard work. After all, the road to financial freedom is not paved with gold.

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