Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Distributors at Polaris Global are BuzzZing

Every day I’m receiving more and more messages from excited Polaris Global business owners who have taken their lead generation to a new level.
I received this message today: “I am very excited to say I have 15 BuzzZing leads come in over the weekend woo hoo” Paul & Alison Brisbane.
This is such a significant result. BuzzZing allows you to learn how to generate leads FOR FREE using the various social media platforms. To generate free leads allows one to build an incredible business at an affordable rate and Polaris Global teaches it’s distributors how to become a Social Media Master within a very short space of time.
Now to put this into perspective for you, there have been times throughout my journey when I have paid as much as $100 for a single lead. At this rate, 15 leads was costing me $1500. I simply couldn’t afford to sustain my marketing campaign at this hefty cost. Thank goodness the face of marketing was about to take a turn.
Welcome Social Media & it has changed the face of marketing forever. It’s not a matter of whether you choose to add social media to your marketing strategy, it’s how well you choose to do it.

Enjoy this fun video from Liana:

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Polaris’s Beyond Freedom Evolution Picks Up Award



So very exciting to share the news today that Polaris picks up an International award for our Beyond Freedom Evolution course. Our materials were secretly submitted 5 months ago and it is with great delight that we announce that we won this very prestigious award in the Educational Category of the Telly awards.

The Telly awards have been around for 31 years and out of 13,000 entries we came out on top in two category’s. Beyond Freedom Evolution in the Educational Category and our documentary, Unbeaten, won the Documentary Film Category.

It’s a wonderful achievement to have our products recognised by such a prestigious organisation. We can all be proud in the knowing that as we share our products with the world that they are making a difference to the lives of everyone who comes across them. Every day I receive emails of gratitude from our customers and distributors who’s lives have been touched and changed as a result.

Share with me any personal wins that you have experienced from our Beyond Freedom Evolution and other products.

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Ethics of Polaris Global

The Pirates

The Pirates

Wow guys – what a brilliant training call we had yesterday. On reflection today I am feeling so humbled and proud to be a part of our Polaris community. If you missed the call, we had an open discussion about the ethics of the network marketing industry.

Over the past 8 years as a professional network marketer there have been many times when I’ve received phone calls from “the pirates”. When distributors from one company strategically invade another company’s downline, they are known as raiders or pirates. Each time “a pirate” has made contact with me, it’s always left a sour taste in my mouth.  Do “the pirates” not realise that this form of unethical business practise will in no way assist them to build a long term profitable business? Do they not realise that this conduct would never attract strong leaders into their team? To me “the pirates” are self serving, after a quick buck and worst of all are doing tremendous damage to the industry as a whole.

I love the network marketing industry. I have made it my home for the past 8 years, have enjoyed tremendous success and have met so many wonderful people. It has been a platform and an environment for growth in all areas of my life and I certainly look forward to many more years as a professional network marketer.  As with any industry there are good guys and bad guys. I feel so grateful to be surrounded and moving forward with the good guys.

Thank you to all of the ethical marketers I have met on my journey, we are in good company.

Enjoy this article and pass it on to educate others within the industry.

Click here: Ethics

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

“Screw It – Let’s Do It”

Richard Branson

Richard Branson

I just love this tag line that Richard Branson is famous for – “Screw it – Let’s Do it”. I’m reading one of his books right now, “Business Stripped Bare”. Highly recommend it. It’s light, funny, informative and in true Branson style – utterly BALLSY!

It amazed me that he was able to launch his very first airline within just 4 months of when he initially had the thought to go into the airline business. In 4 months he had to learn everything there is to know about the airline business, from reservations to ticket sales, to acquiring a plane, to the food served on the flight. Everything! Four months to learn how to deliver an airline. “Not easy”, as Richard said, “but definitely doable”.

He did this by immersing himself in every detail for 4 months. Getting up early (well maybe not so early – as he does like to party), but certainly staying up late to gather an understanding of the business model and how to have it launch effectively.

Think about this for a moment. 4 months! This is strong evidence that one can learn all they need to learn to get their Polaris Global business launched in maximum one day. I remember when I first started here I immersed myself for a day. Spent the day setting up my website, listening to some training calls, placing some ads and by the afternoon I was speaking to people.

When you first launch a business, any business, its important not to get bogged down in complexity. As Richard says, “thinking simply and clearly is hard to do. It takes concentration and practice and self discipline”.  Attention to detail is different to getting bogged down in complexity.  The details are important, but don’t major on the minors. Just get on with it.

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Bill Clinton Supports Home Based Business

President Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton

I stumbled across this great video of former President Bill Clinton sharing his thoughts on our industry – Network Marketing. Congratulations to all of those in the industry who take a stand for personal responsibility and production.

In my opinion – Network Marketing is the average persons BEST CHANCE of becoming financially independent working for themselves. Not that those involved in the industry are by any means “average”. It takes courage to believe in yourself enough to embark on the journey of personal and financial freedom.

I’d love for you to share your thoughts after listening to what Mr Clinton shares.

Click Here To View Video

Rachel Oliver – POLARIS GLOBAL

Friday, May 7th, 2010

When You Love What You Do – Success Comes Naturally

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk

People often ask, “What is the secret to success?

If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. An old mentor told me that once, when I was quite young, and at the time it sounded impossible. It didn’t seem feasible that you could actually survive like that.

Men worked. That was just the way it was.

And if you don’t think it’s possible either, I have two words for you: Tony Hawk.

Tony Hawk is a skateboarder.  He is also the co-founder of a multi-million dollar skateboarding empire.

He followed his passion, but he also worked extremely hard – going on the road, doing contests from the time he was a teenager and founding his own business soon after.  And he started the business when the sport was experiencing a slump in popularity!

Through unbelievable hardship and adversity he built a core brand that has exploded into arguably the hottest series of video games in the world, accompanied by his merchandising and clothing as well as ….well… anything skateboarding really.

He lives his business. He breathes it and sweats it. It is his life, so he never really works.

He laces up his skate shoes and drops into a custom made state-of-the-art half pipe and tests out his product. His co-workers are on their feet cheering as he lands a near impossible trick.

Just another day at the office.

Shane Krider- Polaris Global

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

The Trend Of The Home Based Business – Polaris

Work From Home

Work From Home

More than half of all U.S. businesses are based at home. While often dismissed as quaint hobbyist ventures, an estimated 6.6 million home-based enterprises provide at least half of their owners’ household income generating a personal freedom previously unimagined. Together these “homepreneurs” employ one in 10 private-sector workers, and by many measures they’re just as competitive as their counterparts in commercial spaces.

Stephen Labuda is the 35-year-old president of Agency3, a Web development firm he runs from his home in Cambridge, Mass. A former programmer at Deutsche Bank (DB), Labuda started building Web sites as a side job in 2003 and expanded the venture into a full time business three years later. Agency3’s revenue is in the millions, and Labuda is about to hire his fifth employee, who will work remotely, like the rest of the staff and the contractors he taps. He is not even thinking about renting office space because his business is founded on his personal freedom.

You can trace the rise of home-based businesses to the early days of telecommuting in the 1980s and the mass adoption of the Internet in the 1990s. Cloud computing, online collaboration, and smartphones have accelerated the trend, and recent research clarifies the economic significance of companies like Labuda’s. The personal freedom of being able to be anywhere and still be able to do business has changed the face of the entrepreneurial world forever.


Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Australian Women Achieving Success

Turning The Page To Success

Turning The Page To Success

Rebecca James is an Australian kitchen saleswoman. Just a short time ago Rebecca was broke, but dreamed of having her first novel published. The recession had taken its toll on the kitchen business she set up with her life and business partner, Hilary Hudson. Forced closure meant they were at the end of their tether and desperate to be achieving success in some way.

She had a growing collection of rejection letters from every agent in Australia and a few in America. Still, unsolicited, she sent off her manuscript earlier this summer to a British literary agent, Conville & Walsh where it  was summarily placed in a slush pile and was miraculously dug out by Jo Unwin, who spotted Ms. James’s talent. Having recently joined the agency to build a teenage and children’s list, she took the time to look at the slush pile. After just 30 pages of James’ “Beautiful Malice,” she was gripped by what she termed, a brilliantly plotted page-turner. A feeding frenzy among publishers ensued guaranteeing her a large multi book deal, with her debut novel being translated into at least 30 languages.

Set in Sydney, her book, “Beautiful Malice,” tells the story of an unsettling friendship between the solitary Katherine, who has lost her sister to a brutal murder, and Alice, a glamorous party girl whose character becomes as chilling as she is charming. With its gritty themes, the book is expected to appeal to teenagers and adults, achieving success across a broad spectrum of readers. One publisher even compared “Beautiful Malice” to Stephenie Meyer’s successful Twilight series — without the vampires but with the sex.

In a success story reminiscent of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Ms. James is a mother and first-time author who is achieving success as a successful entrepreneur and gone from nothing to becoming a millionaire relatively overnight. Royalties will be paid over four years, but while deciding how to spend her money, she has made her first purchase — two puppies.

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Is it more expensive to start a JOB or a Business?

What's Holding You Back?

What's Holding You Back?

I connected with a lady on the phone today and she shared with me that she had a goal to be earning a 7 figure income within the next two years. She was full of life, could articulate clearly why she wanted to earn such an income, was a people person, a real go getter! She shared with me that she definitely wanted to go into business for herself and create a better life for herself and her family. BUT….she didn’t want to invest any money into a business.

It got me thinking about the attitude that one must have in which to depart from the masses and take the leap from working a JOB (just over broke) to becoming financially independent working for yourself. Interestingly enough it took me back to my very first experience in the corporate world. At the age of 24 years old I landed a job as a receptionist for one of the worlds largest Pharmaceutical companies. Prior to that time all I had done was waitressing and bar work.

The first thing that I had to change from waitress to corporate receptionist was my appearance. The black and white’s just weren’t going to cut it in my new fancy receptionist gig. Nor were my cut off jeans or bikini’s! So I hit the store to purchase a new, more appropriate look. Five new outfits and $1,500 later I was all set. So my $32,000 a year JOB cost me $1,500 to get started! Interesting isn’t it?

One of the reasons that I love the network marketing industry is because the average person has the opportunity to start a business for around the same amount that it cost me to get started in my first corporate job. I got started in this industry 8 years ago. I had never been in business before. I didn’t have a degree. I didn’t have any specialised skills or qualifications, yet I went on to become a self made millionaire.

For things to change, we have to change. In order for us to change, we have to begin to look at life through a new set of eyes. If I had shared the above story with the lady that I spoke with earlier today I wonder if she would start to think differently in which to get the result she said she wanted?

How much have you spent to work in a JOB?

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly at Polaris Global

The Good, The Bad & The UGLY!

The Good, The Bad & The UGLY!

When I woke up this morning I was thinking back to one of the concepts that was shared at our recent Polaris Global event in China.

Jim Cathcart shared – “every great achievement is proceeded by a period of fanatical dedication”. How true! But be warned….this level of dedication can take on a life of its own. The good, the bad and the darn right ugly.

The Good – well of course a great result is going to take shape when one apply’s fanatical dedication.

The Bad – I personally apply “fanatical dedication” to my business and it has me getting up in the morning and sometimes not showering until certain tasks are complete. I love what I do and can easily get carried away, so the shower sometimes takes place at the end of my day.  Very Bad :o)

The Ugly – the darn right ugly takes place when…well….lets just say I’m working around the clock and the clothes on my back are ready to get up and walk away.  Now that’s ugly!

What’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly for you and your Polaris business?