Saturday, October 30, 2004

Never Give Up !

This was taken from an email from Dan Robinson.......Director of Marketing at FFSI talking about the enhancements effective Oct. 1,2004

If this doesn't light someone's fire.......then all I can say is their wood must be wet.

In October of 1999 RQ officially launched after being in the developmental stage since January,1997. In October we will celebrate our 5th anniversary.

During this time period we've seen many changes within the economy, our industry, and the Internet in general. Through all of this we've constantly moved forward implementing innovative strategies which have allowed us to stand out from the crowd.

Since inception, we've always worked to add more and more value to the services we sell and to make the opportunity better and better. And, just a few weeks ago, we set a new all-time high enrollment record. Well, all that's great.................but the best is yet to come!

Even if you didn't believe we could possibly make the Society anymore valuable than it already is. Even if you didn't believe we couldn't possibly make the opportunity anymore attractive than it already is. else can I say it......WE DID!

If you'll read the remainder of this major announcement, I'll make you a believer. MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT As you know, RQs culture has always been that of a very conservative company. We still are and Kelly still is, but I can't help myself. This is major and I'm not going to hide my excitement.

These enhancements will literally make the Financial Freedom Society a household name in the United States, well respected within Corporate America, and even more attractive to the international market.

We are about to equip our representatives with the ability to help many more people experience financial wellness. These enhancements will position our folks to lead the way in our grass roots movement to spread the message.

They deserve to receive the financial rewards that will surely come with such a noble achievement and I believe YOU deserve it as well. Because there's so much to be excited about there is no way I can list everything in this email. After about hundred pages I'd be tired of writing and you'd be tired or reading so I'm just going to give you the highlights here. Are you still with me?...Good!

This is definitely worth your time.


Effective October 1st, Retire Quickly Corporation’s name officially changes to Financial Freedom Society, Inc. (FFSI) This is a great move towards simplifying our service and story. This removes the need to explain what "Retiring Quickly" really means. Here's just a brief listing of some on the new additions to the Society.

(ATTN: International Readers - Don't worry we've taken care of you also. Just keep reading.)

Tax Center - providing free unlimited tax questions answered within 24 hours via email, tax calculators, record and track income and expenses, Schedule C calculator, tax calendar, tax reminder email system, and IRS forms and publications

Legal Services - providing free face to face or phone consultations for all new legal matters, free simple will with free annual updates, free living will (advance healthcare directive), free document review (6 pages or less), free letters written or phone calls made on your behalf, excellent discounts and caps on more complex legal issues.

Identity Theft Protection - providing online identity theft protection test and plan, 24 hour live customer service, & automated recovery wizard. the Ask Anything Service, alliance with Quicken Loans, discount health services such as:

Vision, Dental, Pharmacy, Counseling Services, Chiropractic Diabetic Supplies, Beltone Hearing Aids, Medical Records Storage, and Retrieval Family Consultation Services for child care and elder care. a 25 person conference room, website voice mail, FFS member's forum providing an online central meeting place for FFS members to share experiences, and to encourage each other to stay on the path to financial freedom. discounts on selected fitness and health clubs through Fitness Advantage, and much, much more.

I'm sure we all have one or two things that really pushes our buttons. Just one of the things I'm looking forward to is the new membership booklet and membership card which will be mailed to all US based FFS members.

This seemingly little thing will dramatically help us turn an intangible into a tangible.

Another big addition will be the English speaking, international membership. We've had phenomenal success in the international market thanks to our hard working reps. Now, we're going to make their lives so much easier with a specific membership for non US members.

Another nice enhancement will be the new title of the eCourse from "How to Retire Quickly" to "The Art of Achieving Financial Freedom".

Another neat feature will be the opportunity for future customers and business partners to review lesson 1 of the eCourse for free.

We'll replace the Seven Secrets report and the Virtual Millionaire report with lesson 1 of the eCourse including the audio link. This will let the masses experience a little of who we are, what we do, and why we do it.

From the very beginning, it has been our mission to create a community of people made up of folks like you and empower you to live a wonderful life of simple abundance.

For you to have the time and money you need so that you can not only help yourself, but help others and make the world a better place to live because you lived.

Hopes and dreams are needlessly being destroyed for millions of people around the world because we were never taught how to manage our money or our time, nor shown where to get, or how to use the tools needed to do the managing.

The result is snowballing debt, bankruptcies, business failures, divorces in record numbers and destroyed retirement dreams.

The Financial Freedom Society can help stop their suffering and restore their dreams, but we need your help. We're about to enter into a time where many who have watched us for a long time will take action.

You can be there to help them.

We're about to see many former society members return. You can be there to help them. We're about to see people become more proactive in their marketing efforts than ever before. You can be there to help them.

Since I left my career as an investment advisor and joined the RQ family, I've never looked back. My family and I have been blessed beyond our wildest dreams. I wish I could let you walk in my shoes for a day and experience the blessings I've experienced, but I can't.

I had to get up everyday and put on my own shoes and make it happen. I had more help than I deserved, but I still had to do it myself. The same goes for you.

We've provided the vehicle for you, but you must drive it.

We are about to see sweeping global marketing campaigns both online and offline. FFSI will be introduced to new markets and reintroduced to many others. People follow conviction and if you can make our mission your mission, your life will never be the same.

Reply to this email and I'll provide you a special audio link so you can hear even more great news directly from our founder and President, Mr. Kelly Reese. Go ahead just hit the reply button at the top of your screen there and request this special audio link. After you've done that contact the person who sent you this email.


In closing, I want to leave you with an inspiring story that has reenergized me on many occasions. Sir Winston Churchill took three years getting through eighth grade because he had trouble learning English.

It seems ironic that years later Oxford University asked him to address its commencement exercises. He arrived with his usual props. A cigar, a cane and a top hat accompanied Churchill wherever he went. As Churchill approached the podium, the crowd rose in appreciative applause. With unmatched dignity, he settled the crowd and stood confident before his admirers. Removing the cigar and carefully placing the top hat on the podium, Churchill gazed at his waiting audience. Authority rang in Churchill's voice as he shouted, "Never give up!" Several seconds passed before he rose to his toes and repeated: "Never give up!" His words thundered in their ears. There was a deafening silence as Churchill reached for his hat and cigar, steadied himself with his cane and left the platform. His commencement address was finished.

To your success, Dan Robinson Director of Marketing FFSI P.S. Don't forget to reply to this email to receive a special audio link of a company wide announcement by Kelly Reese.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Blog to Publish Your Ezine
By Denise Wakeman

Blogs are the hottest thing going these days when in comes to marketing on the Internet. A blog is a delivery medium. Here are 10 reasons why you should deliver your ezine articles via a blog.

1. A blog is web based so you can update and post new articles anywhere, anytime. It's a dynamic medium that can be updated on a moment's notice.

2. Subscribers can subscribe to your RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed and have your content delivered straight to their desktop. This delivery system bypasses spam filters and readers get exactly the content they want.

3. No web site to mess with. It's very inexpensive way to set up a web presence for your ezine. There are several sites where you can set up a free blog and others are very reasonably priced for the massive exposure you can get.

4. You can set up links for ads and your affiliate programs in side columns so you don't have to include them in your ezine format.

5. You can set up a subscription form and send emails to your subscribers when new content is added.

6. Blogs link to other blogs which helps you create a viral marketing system and increases your exposure in search engines. Search engines LOVE text based, fresh content that is highly focused (key word rich).

7. You can use your ezine blog to become a trusted expert for your subscribers, by filtering content for them so they don't have to visit hundreds of web sites.

8. You have an instant archive of all your articles. When you post an article, a new page and permalink is created. People can share that link with others and be sent directly to the article being referenced.

9. Readers can comment on your articles, which creates rapport and trust between you and your subscriber. Comments also add rich content to your site and again, helps your ranking in the search engines.

10. The bottom line is this: using a blog can help you attract more visitors who become subscribers and then eventually become clients.
For an ezine publisher, a blog compliments and can significantly ease the delivery of your ezine content. Essentially, like any web site, you have to promote it and encourage people to add your site to their RSS feed (that's another subject) or subscribe for updates through a subscription form. That's why I put a subscribe form on my site – subscribers and get updates in anyway they want. You still need to submit to search engines and directories to drive traffic. If you already have an ezine subscriber database, my advice would be to post everything on the blog and then send a weekly email, or whatever your normal publishing schedule is, informing your subscribers when new content is posted.
Marketing is done in a conversational way and via the links on your blog. Announcements can be posted on the blog and to one's list. I see the blog and ezine database as complimentary...working together to increase your exposure and make it easier for people to get your information and build relationships.
Denise Wakeman is Chief Implementor of Next Level Partnership, a company dedicated to partnering with you to take your business to the next level. Denise has specific experience in leveraging Internet marketing systems to create awareness, build customer loyalty and increase the bottom line. Visit Denise's blog at to get tips and tactics for taking your business to the next level.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Mindset part 3

Mindset is the starting point for your success. The longer you participate, the more rewards you will have with your business.

Personal Development: This is where you spent time on YOU! Like the great industry leader and trainer Jim Rohn states:

"Success is about who you become in the process"...........and the more time you spend developing your attitude, your goals and your communication skills the better you become!

The more attractive YOU become in the marketplace the more it helps in recruiting people. Think about it!

Mindset part2

Mindset is the starting point for your success. The longer you participate, the more rewards you will have with your business.

Disipline: The ability to commit to daily, weekly and monthly activities that lead to RESULTS as they compound over time. Your success in network marketing is in direct proportion to your EFFORT. Working ANY leads takes disipline because you are dealing with PEOPLE and you never know when they will decide to join. "Be Persistent".

Mindset part 1

Mindset in the starting point for your success. The longer you participate, the more rewards you will have with your business.

Vision: Visualize your future with your home business a few years from now. You wake up when you're done sleeping, you work your own hours, you have control of your finances, you travel when you want, you help others succeed and most importantly, you have TIME and FINANCIAL FREEDOM!

Establish your VISION and you will EMPOWER yourself to "pay the price" to "live the promise". A long-term commitment will ensure your success.

Getting Started

Hello Everyone! James Duggan here from Financial Freedom Society Inc. and the Elite Team International.

I have been with FFSI/RQ for about six months now and my team is growing stronger everyday. As a result of this I am looking at ways to better communicate with everyone. For all you who are just getting started I know how anxious you are to start building your business.

I hope this helps everyone in that endeavor!

My goals in creating this blog are:

1. Improve Communication
2. Share Ideas
3. Listen to Suggestions
4. Build Relationships
5. Develop Leadership Skills
6. Motivate each other
7. Grow our Business

I am inviting everyone to participate in whatever way you feel comfortable.
There will be postings from time to time with general information as well as helpful information for new reps from me .

You are encouraged to post your good or bad experiences, successes and mistakes as well. This way we can all learn and hopefully benefit from each others knowledge.

I am by no means trying to take anything away from our Yahoo groups. They are excellent tools that I use everyday.I just think we can focus better on our own "local" needs and interests by sharing on a smaller scale.

I look forward to working together with everyone and wish you all the best!

James Duggan
Elite Team USA - Helping People Achieve Financial Freedom
Toll Free 1-866-365-4203