Friday, January 14, 2005

Free Organizer

Hi Folks,

Just thought I'd share another tidbit. You can use this free software to help organize all your leads and contacts. Keep it right on your desktop for easy use. Very handy and quite a time saver!

Here's a description from the website:

AZZ Cardfile is Windows program that helps manage any personal information like addresses, phone numbers, references, notes, recipes.
It can serve as personal organizer, contact manager, address book, rolodex, personal information manager (PIM) or small database software. Replaces Microsoft Cardfile.
Modern customizable user interface, ease of use and extensive features makes this information management software equally suitable for business office or home use.


Thursday, January 13, 2005

Free Advertising

Hi Everyone,

Want a good source of free advertising?

Try Traffic Swarm.

I've been averaging three or four leads per day.

Better yet............I test my headline and short ad copy using their stats.

This works great to fine tune your ads. Once I get one with good response I add it to my Google Adwords advertising.

Here's the link:

Any team members with tips or tricks to help our marketing efforts are encouraged to post or reply!

Best Wishes,

James Duggan
Toll Free 1-866-365-4203

Monday, January 10, 2005

My First Signup!

Congratulations! You finally got your first rep to sign up with you.
Now what do you do ?

First of all give yourself a pat on the back. It took a lot of hard work and frustration to finally get there. YEEESSSSSS !!!!!

Aren’t you glad you decided not to quit and stick it out for just a little longer !!
Maybe there is something to this Elite Team. Ah heck, I knew you could do it all along!

Ok, get back in your chair and on your computer to get down to business.
I have written a simple guide to follow so you don’t miss anything. It’s nothing difficult but you should know what to do when your time comes.

Actually you can do some of this while you are still waiting on that email from FFSI.
For those of you who don’t know……’s what it looks like:

“You have a new FFSI enrollment”

It’s actually in normal size but it looks much bigger the first time you see it. And it makes you feel great knowing that all those hours and hours you spent on the computer were not wasted.

You can prepare a welcome letter to your new reps and save it as a draft in your email thanking them for joining with you and offering your support and encouragement.

You can also ask them what took so long and why didn’t they bring a friend? :-)

Next you should notify Elite Team Support. The website URL is

Note: This guide is designed for new reps that you enroll not for reps placed under you from spillover. Only the enroller notifies support!

There you will see a drop down menu to choose from. Obviously you will select “I have a new downline” and enter your information as well as your new reps’.

It probably wastes a lot of paper and ink but I like to print the finished page and place it in my records so I know for sure that I remembered to do this step.

Now you want to brag a little bit so you let your upline (at least three levels) know that you are NOT the loser they thought you were. ;-)
Just send them a simple note asking them to please welcome our new rep.

Include contact information so they can send their welcome letter also. This is especially important to let your new reps know the kind of support they will be getting.

It's a really good feeling to know you are not "going it alone".

You’re not finished yet! If your new rep has been receiving follow-up emails from your Aweber autoresponder you should go there, find their name under leads and check the box to stop the follow up messages. They shouldn’t be needing them anymore at this point! :-)

You may also want to call him/her on the phone and introduce yourself. It’s been my experience that some people are more open to this than others so just use your own judgment on this one.

That’s it!

To review:
• Send a welcome letter
• Notify support at:
• Notify your upline at least three levels
• Stop Aweber messages
• Call your new rep!

Of course, once you start getting more reps you may want to consider where you want to place them in your organization but we’ll save that for another time!

I would like to encourage you to post any helpful hints,tips or tricks
and please feel free to ad new comments!
Best Wishes,

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

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Don't File Your Taxes

Before you file your income tax this year you may want to check this out!
There's a new book out now detailing these facts and lots more.
Did you know that………

“People who run a small or home-based business, now qualify for a greater array of tax advantages than any other category of taxpayer!”Even the super-rich, with their high-priced tax lawyers, can't get the tax breaks that YOU can, simply by trying to make a profit operating a "side-business.”

Congress wants to reward taxpaying Americans just like YOU who have a home-based business, because it is good for the overall U.S. economy. They've passed legislation that allows HUGE tax breaks to encourage your success. They'll even let you take tax deductions on losses from your home-based business, even year after year, as long as you are actively and legitimately pursuing a profit.

I wouldn’t recommend starting a home business just to take advantage of these tax breaks
but it is something to consider if you’re still undecided.

For more information or to pick up a copy of the book click here .

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

The three principles of FFSI are:

· Lifestyle Management
· Debt Reduction
· Passive income creation

Keeping these principles in mind while we plan our New Year will help both our personal and business lives. Below is a working blueprint to follow in charting our course to success.

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

Making Your Goals Count in 2005
by Jim Rohn
(Excerpted from Week Five of the Jim Rohn One-Year Success Plan)

As we enter into this New Year we all tend to have a heightened sense of the opportunities and possibilities that 2005 can bring.
The need for goal-setting becomes more obvious and clear. And the great thing about goal-setting is you can keep it as simple or get as elaborate as you would like.
In fact, we have spent the last month in the One-Year Success Plan solely on the subject of goal-setting and have dedicated over 125 pages in the One-Year Plan to exercises on the subject. Space and time won’t allow that here, but below are some abbreviated points on goal-setting for the NewYear.

I’ve often said the major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get. That is why goals are so powerful - they are part of the fabric that makes up our lives.

And goal-setting is where we create our goals. Goal-setting is powerful, partly because it provides focus. It shapes our dreams. It gives us the ability to hone in on the exact actions we need to perform to achieve everything we desire in life.

Goals are GREAT because they cause us to stretch and grow in ways that we never have before. In order to reach our goals we must become better. We must change and grow. Also, goals provide long-term vision in our lives. We all need lots of powerful, long-range goals to help us get past short-term obstacles.

Life is designed in such a way that we look long-term and live short-term. We dream for the future and live in the present. Unfortunately, the present can produce many difficult obstacles. But fortunately, the more powerful our goals (because they are inspiring and believable) the more we will be able to act on them in the short-term and guarantee that they will actually come to pass!
So, let’s take a closer look at the topic of goal-setting and see how we can make it forceful as well as practical.

What are the key aspects to learn and remember when studying and writing our goals?

1. Evaluation and Reflection.
The only way we can reasonably decide what we want in the future and how we will get there is to first know where we are right now and what our level of satisfaction is for where we are in life.

So first take some time and think through and write down your current situation, then ask this question on each key point - is that okay? The purpose of evaluation is twofold.

First, it gives you an objective way to look at your accomplishments and your pursuit of the vision you have for your life.

Secondly, it is to show you where you are so you can determine where you need to go. In other words, it gives you a baseline from which to work. I would strongly encourage you to take a couple of hours this week to evaluate and reflect. At the beginning of this month we encourage you to see where you are and write it down so that as the months progress and you continue a regular time of evaluation and reflection, you will see just how much ground you will be gaining - and that will be exciting!

2. What are Your Dreams and Goals?

These are the dreams and goals that areborn out of your own heart and mind. These are the goals that are unique to you and come from who you were created to be and gifted to become. So second, make a list of all the things you desire for the future.One of the amazing things we have been given as humans is the unquenchable desire to have dreams of a better life, and the ability to establish goals to live out those dreams.

Think of it: We can look deep within our hearts and dream of a better situation for ourselves and our families; dream of better financial lives and better emotional or physical lives; certainly dream of better spiritual lives.

But what makes this even more powerful is that we have also been given the ability to not only dream but to pursue those dreams and not just pursue them, but the cognitive ability to actually lay out a plan and strategies (setting goals) to achieve those dreams.


What are your dreams and goals?

This isn’t what you already have or what you have done, but what you want. Have you ever really sat down and thought through your life values and decided what you really want? Have you ever taken the time to truly reflect, to listen quietly to your heart, to see what dreams live within you? Your dreams are there. Everyone has them. They may live right on the surface, or they may be buried deep from years of others telling you they were foolish, but they are there.

So how do we know what our dreams are? This is an interesting process and it relates primarily to the art of listening. This is not listening to others;it is listening to yourself. If we listen to others, we hear their plans and dreams (and many will try to put their plans and dreams on us). If we listen to others, we can never be fulfilled. We will only chase elusive dreams that are not rooted deep within us.

No, we must listen to our own hearts.Here are some practical steps/thoughts on hearing from our hearts on whatour dreams are:

Take time to be quiet. This is something that we don’t do enough in this busy world of ours. We rush, rush, rush, and we are constantly listening to noise all around us. The human heart was meant for times of quiet, to peer deep within. It is when we do this that our hearts are set free to soar and take flight on the wings of our own dreams!

Schedule some quiet “dream time”this week. No other people. No cell phone. No computer. Just you, a pad, a pen, and your thoughts.Think about what really thrills you. When you are quiet, think about those things that really get your blood moving. What would you LOVE to do, either for fun or for a living? What would you love to accomplish? What would you try if you were guaranteed to succeed? What big thoughts move your heart into a state of excitement and joy?

When you answer these questions you wil lfeel GREAT and you will be in the “dream zone.” It is only when we get to this point that we experience what OUR dreams are!

Write down all of your dreams as you have them. Don’t think of any as too outlandish or foolish - remember, you’re dreaming! Let the thoughts fly andt ake careful record.

Now, prioritize those dreams. Which are most important? Which are most feasible? Which would you love to do the most? Put them in the order in which you will actually try to attain them. Remember, we are always moving toward action, not just dreaming.

3. S.M.A.R.T. Goals.
S.M.A.R.T. means Specific, Measurable, Attainable,Realistic, and Time-sensitive.I really like this acronym S.M.A.R.T., because we want to be smart when we set our goals. We want to intelligently decide what our goals will be so that we can actually accomplish them. We want to set the goals that our heart conceives, our minds believe and that our bodies will carry out.

Let’stake a closer look at each of the components of S.M.A.R.T. goals:

Specific: Goals are no place to waffle. They are no place to be vague.Ambiguous goals produce ambiguous results. Incomplete goals produce incomplete futures.

Measurable: Always set goals that are measurable. I would say “specifically measurable” to take into account our principle of being specific as well.

Attainable: One of the detrimental things that many people do - and they do it with good intentions - is to set goals that are so high they are unattainable.

Realistic: The root word of realistic is “real.” A goal has to be something that we can reasonably make “real” or a “reality” in our lives. There are some goals that simply are not realistic. You have to be able to say, even if it is a tremendously stretching goal, that yes, indeed, it is entirely realistic—that you could make it. You may even have to say that it will take x, y, and z to do it, but if those happen, then it can be done. This is in no way to say it shouldn’t be a big goal, but it must be realistic.

Time: Every goal should have a timeframe attached to it. I think that life itself is much more productive if there is a timeframe connected to it.Could you imagine how much procrastination there would be on earth if people never died? We would never get “around to it.” We could always put it off.One of the powerful aspects of a great goal is that it has an end, a time in which you are shooting to accomplish it. You start working on it because you know there is an end. As time goes by you work on it because you don’t want to get behind. As it approaches, you work diligently because you want to meet the deadline. You may even have to break down a big goal into different parts of measurement and time frames. That is okay. Set smaller goals and work them out in their own time. A S.M.A.R.T. goal has a timeline

.4. Accountability (A contract with yourself or someone else). When someone knows what your goals are, they hold you accountable by asking you to “give an account” of where you are in the process of achieving that goal.Accountability puts some teeth into the process. If a goal is set and only one person knows it, does it really have any power? Many times, no. At the very least, it isn’t as powerful as if you have one or more other people who can hold you accountable to your goal.

So: Evaluate/Reflect; Decide What You Want; Be S.M.A.R.T.; Have Accountability. When you put these 4 key pieces together, you are putting yourself in a position of power that will catapult you toward achieving your goals.Let’s Do Something Remarkable in 2005!
Jim Rohn