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Don’t Play it Safe! Run Towards Your Fears – It’s Where your Real Life is Being Carefully Hidden from You

In life, we have to make many decisions. From what we are going to eat, what we are going to wear, what we are going to do today and sometimes we have to make a decision that can impact our lives drastically. We may need to make a crucial business decision, choose whether we stay or leave a certain relationship or even have to make a decision that could impact someone else’s life. We reach a crossroad and whichever decision we choose will put us onto an entirely different path.

A while ago, I found myself at a crossroad. I wasn’t really given much time to think about it and had to come up with an answer on the spot. I had a choice between settling for my dead end (but regular) job forever or jumping on a chance to participate in a program with a huge potential income, but no salary. I didn’t even give it a second thought, I paid out my small $168 investment and my life has never been the same. Now some people may think that investing in a non-guaranteed opportunity is reckless, but, I have learned that no great thing can be achieved if you always play it safe. The greatest successes have all had to venture into the unknown and went past their comfort zone into uncharted territory.

My golden rule of success is – run towards your fears, because, behind them is where your real life is being carefully hidden from you. If you feel uncomfortable, uncertain and your heart is beating fast – this is where you need to be. This feeling is actually living. When you feel all comfortable and cozy, this is actually “dying,” in that in comfort there is no excitement and please remember that there is nothing more comfortable than death. If you want to live, realize that it comes with a bunch of adrenaline and wide-open eyes! Why not consider an amazing career in the truly exciting world of high fashion and luxury designer goods? It’s what I am doing, and, it took a leap of faith and facing my fears to do it, but, I will tell you this, I am so happy I took that chance. Click here to learn more about it…

Learning from your past

One thing I learnt while I worked in Recruitment, was that if you are great at what you do, make sure to make yourself known. Even if you aren’t looking for another role, you never know what could happen around the corner. If other recruiters/headhunters know about you, when a role pops up they feel you would be a great candidate for, you will be the first to know about it. If your company’s competitors know who you are, when they are looking for quality staff, guess who they’re going to contact first?

In saying this, I wasn’t particularly looking to jump ship. I had actually turned down multiple job opportunities this year alone. I was however always open to hearing about what was out there. This worked out in my favor big time. I am a firm believer of the law of attraction. You attract what you think. If you have good thoughts, good things and good people are drawn to you.

Amazingly enough as the words ” I will take this leap of faith” comes out of your mouth, don’t be surprised if something amazing should occur nearly at that same instance that will help you to meet that new challenge. I was just thinking to myself when I took that leap of faith, I really shouldn’t jeapordize my regular job by taking on something else, because that is so risky. But, instead of anything bad happening. synchronicity brought upon by my thinking the right thoughts made my transition to my new career effortless and seamless. I had begun to learn how the universe really works!

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Making a decision

I could’ve played it safe, kept at my secure job and helped make someone else’s dreams come true. I won’t get into the logistics of it all, but bottom line is that I used to love it. I used to be motivated and passionate. Lately, it literally sucked the life out of me. It ate at my soul.

I think I would much prefer to jump on planes, meet VIP’s and famous people, go to fancy parties and make amazing connections that could only lead to even greater prosperity. Gone are the days of struggling from paycheck to paycheck. The investment I made in myself . The chance I took to better my life, had all paid off. Now, I am empassioned to help others to be brave and to take a chance on really living!

I think back to past relationships, when I was indecisive about whether I should stay or go. I was comfortable, it was what I knew. Leaving was so scary and unknown. I couldn’t imagine life without them. You know the drill. Do I regret leaving any of my exes? Hell no. To think of the opportunities, the growth, the experiences I have had that I would not have otherwise experienced, if I had stayed with any of them. It definitely rings true, when they say that life begins outside of your comfort zone.

Look at anyone successful in business, do you think they got to where they were without taking risks? They took a risk to start a new venture, they took a risk to follow their dream. Do you think they played it safe? Now there is a difference between being reckless and taking risks, but I truly believe that if it gives you a chance at happiness, you should take the “risk” and just go for it.

Don’t have regrets

Life is short and happiness is priceless. If you fail, well you actually didn’t, because you learned something along the way… maybe next time you will know better. And if you succeed? Oh, imagine that. So, if you stay in that job you hate because you feel secure there, if you stay in that relationship which doesn’t bring value to your life because you are scared to be alone, if you continue to do what is easy instead of starting an awesome business that has been offered you because you might fail – would that be considered living? We are either spiraling up or spiraling down. Don’t think that there is a middle ground. There is no such thing as stagnation. What is really happening is that when you don’t expand, you are actually slowly slipping back and, literally shrinking; dying. Only expanding and meeting new daily challenges can cause us to grow, increase our longevity and, definitely, expand our enjoyment of life itself.

So the real question is, if you play it safe, are you really living? The answer is no. I consult with people on a daily basis about an opportunity that can change their lives for the much better, but, so many of these good, well meaning folks, resist taking the leap of faith to take it on, even though it’s “tailored fit” for them. Why? Because of fear, to be honest. The reason there are so few people “at the top” of success and fortune is not because they are fortunate. It’s because they are risk takers and they work their ass*es off. Every good and worthy thing requires sticking your neck out, praying hard, working hard and never giving up. If you really want the finer things in life, if you love to dress meticulously – or would like to – if you like the idea of wearing the finest clothes, driving the finest cars, and having more than enough money for all your needs and enough to help others, why not join me in my program that brings these very things into the hands that desire them and can afford them most? If you are not petrified at the idea of massive success and wealth, visit my website to learn how you can get there at hyper speed. I did, and, I am so glad that I did. I am so glad, in fact, that I want to help you get there, too.

LIVE LARGE! Life is for the living, not the dead. Thank you!

Is Etiquette Dead? Does It Have a Place in Modern Day Life?

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PROLOGUE – I argue that etiquette is as important today as it ever was, and the lack of it is causing our society to degregate. I feel the same way about using proper grammar, honoring and respecting others and “doing onto others as we want done onto us” – all being considered more and more to be “old school” ways of being, which is why they seem to be quickly disappearing from our world. On the bright side, for those of us who understand the importance of these things, can stand out above the crowd and have the edge of being interpreted as more finely cultivated, educated and sophisticated – all signs of a truly successful person, as it takes the same discipline to be classy as it does to get wealthy.
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Introduction

Some people argue that etiquette no longer matters, that the rules for good behavior are old-fashioned and out of date.  However, good behavior and manners are never out of style. Etiquette, like all other cultural behaviors, evolves to match the times. Without etiquette, members of society would show far too much impatience and disrespect for one another, which would lead to insults, dishonesty, cheating, road rage, fist fights, and a rash of other unfortunate incidents.

Etiquette is merely a set of guidelines for politeness and good manners, the kindnesses with which we should always treat each other. It will always matter!

What Is Etiquette? Do you even know?? (haha)

Etiquette, the complex network of rules that govern good behavior and our social and business interactions, is always evolving and changing as society changes.  It reflects our cultural norms, generally accepted ethical codes, and the rules of various groups we belong to.

It helps us show respect and consideration to others and makes others glad that we are with them. Without proper manners and etiquette, the customs of polite society would soon disappear and we would act more like animals and less like people. Aggressiveness and an “every man for himself” attitude would take the lead.

In earlier times, the rules of etiquette were used for two purposes: to remind people of their own status within society and to reinforce certain restrictions on individuals within that society.

In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, for instance, etiquette dictated everything from how low a person of inferior rank had to bow to a person of higher rank to how long a man had to spend courting a woman before the two could marry.

Even the way a person mourned was strictly outlined by rules of etiquette until as recently as the Civil War era in the United States. Widows then were expected to dress in “widow’s weeds,” or completely black clothing and veils, for a full year after the death of a husband.

These types of rules in earlier society were usually determined by the ruling classes because they served the purpose of making them more secure in their roles as the rulers of society. By far, the most strenuously enforced rules of etiquette were tied to how one showed respect for the king and his highest ranking officials, such as dukes and princes.  It reinforced their authority.

The rules of etiquette concerning marriage, mourning, and other major events of life largely applied only to the ruling classes or the wealthy. Peasants and workers, as long as they followed the rules of etiquette pertaining to respecting their superiors, were not expected to follow formalized rules of courtship; they tended to base their own “rules” of courtship on good manners and common sense.

Over the centuries, as society has become more democratic, etiquette has become an excellent combination of good manners, common sense, and rules of conduct that reflect cultural norms and the rules of our society as a whole rather than just one distinct group within it.  It has less to do with the fashion of the moment or who is in power and more to do with putting others at ease and an ethical code of conduct.

Etiquette in Today’s Society

Today’s etiquette serves several important functions:

Etiquette provides personal security. Knowing how to behave appropriately in a given situation makes you more comfortable.

It protects the feelings of others. Proper etiquette requires that you make others comfortable and protect their feelings. You do not point out their errors or draw attention to their mistakes.

It makes communication clearer. Etiquette enhances communication by breaking down barriers, not erecting them.

It will enhance your status at work. In any working situation, you are perceived as more capable, more professional, and more intelligent if you are familiar with the proper code of conduct for the workplace.

It makes good first impressions. The first five to seven seconds after you meet someone are crucial. Your first impression lingers in the other person’s mind long after you are gone.  If you use proper etiquette, that first impression will be a positive one.

Society and our culture are now changing so fast that it is hard for the rules of etiquette to keep up. As quickly as a book of etiquette is published, a new form of communication is developed or a new style of dating becomes all the rage and someone declares the latest etiquette book “hopelessly outdated.”   Keep in mind that etiquette is meant to be a guideline, not a set of strict rules carved in stone. Those guidelines are developed using common sense, a sense of fairness, politeness, and above all, consideration for others.  If you let consideration for others be your final arbiter, you will be well on your way to being the kind of polite person who understands the rules of etiquette instinctively.

Etiquette Begins at Home

The reason many young people today do not know much about etiquette is because they never learned it at home–parents no longer directly teach children and teenagers etiquette. If you are reading this to learn more about proper manners and how to practice etiquette in public, your best bet is to start practicing it in private.  It is difficult to switch on good behavior only when you feel like you “need to.”  In fact, we really should not be on our best behavior only around people we barely know or want to impress. Our best behavior should be for the people we love: our friends and family.

Therefore, practice the highest standards of etiquette at home. Be sure to be polite and kind toward your spouse, parents, and children, especially your children, so they will learn from example the proper way to treat other people. If they grow up with etiquette ingrained in them, they will find it easier to form lasting relationships, be successful in their jobs, and move through life as the kind of people others enjoy being around.

You also will find that etiquette becomes second nature to you rather than a set of rules, and your own life will be more pleasant.  People respond positively to those who are nice to them and who treat them with respect.  Proper etiquette guides you in how to do this without “missing something” because you simply were not aware that something you did or did not do might be offensive to the other person.

 

The Common Courtesies of Life 
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Introduction

The common courtesies of life are the endless little gestures we make almost unconsciously as we move through our day. As we go to work and muddle through our day, we interact with bus drivers, waitresses, people on the street, and countless others. How we interact with these individuals can affect their day and ours. The common courtesies of life, from treating a frazzled server with respect to smiling at the person seated across from us on the bus, should never be forgotten.


Moving Through Your Day

Getting through the day can be rough for some of us. If you have a busy schedule, a grueling day at work, or one of your kids is sick, you may have a lot on your mind that puts you in a foul mood. The people around you may be feeling just as miserable, but you do not necessarily want their misery dumped on you, so do not share yours with them. Instead, take the time to be courteous and uphold the small courtesies of life, even when you feel like you would like to sock someone in the nose. Other people will feel better and so will you if you keep making the effort to be polite and share a brief smile or pleasantry.

From Here to There

Whether you are walking, taking a cab or using public transportation, you will interact with others while you go from point A to point B.  Do not act like you are the only person on the sidewalk or road or assume you have the right of way in every situation.  Etiquette calls for defensive driving and regard for the safety of others in every situation.

• Pedestrians should never cross traffic against the traffic light.  It insinuates you are above the law and have no regard for drivers on the road.

• When you are walking, do not avoid eye contact. Look at others and smile, giving them a brief nod. It may give them a pleasant start to their day.  Do not stare; however, a brief glance and smile are friendly and appropriate without making the other person uncomfortable.

• Drivers should never use their car horn unless it is an emergency and they are trying to warn someone to get out of the way. When you honk at someone because you are irritated on a busy city street, you are not only bothering that person, you are annoying dozens of other people around you.

• If you tend to drive slowly, stay in the right lane. If you are in the left lane, you are not only being impolite, you are endangering other drivers who will have to weave in and out of lanes more to get past you.

If you use public transportation, keep in mind that the person driving is a professional and should be treated with respect. This person is also going to be holding your life in his or her hands for the duration of your travels in that vehicle, which is not something to be taken lightly.

• Always greet the driver when you get on a bus or into a taxi and thank the person when you leave.

• If you see someone running to catch the bus, let the bus driver know so that she or he can wait if possible.

• If you and another person get to a taxi at the same time, offer to share the ride with him or her. If you are not in a hurry and the other party is headed in the opposite direction, consider offering the person the taxi and hail another one for yourself.

• Any time you are riding on public transportation and see a person who may be uncomfortable standing for any length of time, offer that person your seat. This includes pregnant women, the elderly, anyone on crutches, the disabled, or the blind.

• Do not let your possessions infringe on others’ personal space.  If you get on public transportation with shopping bags, a brief case, or sample cases, do not put them on the seat next to you or set them in the aisle where others can trip over them.  If you can, put them underneath the seat; if you cannot, hold them on your lap. Otherwise, hold everything as tightly to your sides as possible. Remember, buses and other transportation services are for people and are not meant to be your personal delivery service.

Services and Places You Visit

There are lots of places you may go during the course of your day, from restaurants to the dry cleaners. Treat every person you meet with the same amount of respect, regardless of where the person works. The days of courtesy being a product of the recipient’s station in life are long gone. For one thing, you have no way of knowing if the person behind the counter is a recent high school graduate or holds a doctorate in nuclear physics. The world is changing rapidly and very few people are working in their chosen field. For another thing, everyone deserves courtesy and respect for doing his or her job; there is no dishonorable work.

• At the dry cleaners or any other service where you are picking up something you have left for cleaning or repairs, try to have your ticket or receipt.  Yes, the employee can look up your name, but this takes longer and complicates matters. The receipt was given to you for a reason, and the staff will appreciate your having it ready.

• When a salesperson is helping you, be sure you are clear about what you want and ask for help with graciousness. Do not be patronizing or demanding.  Remember that the person is helping you and offer thanks sincerely.

• Always be ready to pay when you reach the register. Digging for your wallet, checkbook, or credit card after you are informed of the amount of purchase tells a cashier and everyone behind you that you do not see anyone else’s time as valuable. While your items are being scanned or before you approach the register if you are paying a restaurant tab, get your wallet or checkbook ready.

• If you have to move in front of others to get to your seats at a theater, face the people, not the stage or movie screen. They would much rather see your face than your butt. Remember to excuse yourself and apologize for the inconvenience.

• Grocery stores are for your convenience, but do not take advantage of the employees by putting back items in the wrong place, leaving carts in the parking lot, or other thoughtless gestures. It only takes a moment to put things back where they belong if you have decided you do not want them and to place a cart in the cart return. Employees waste time rounding up misplaced objects, and when your car is damaged by a cart in the parking lot, you will understand why the cart returns are there.

Restaurant Staff

Servers in restaurants are some of the most abused people in the service world, which is a real shame. These workers are on their feet for hours, serving several tables at the same time. Most of the time, they have memorized their establishment’s menus and know each day’s specials as well. They keep track of everyone’s orders, check regularly to make sure customers have all they need, refill drinks, and generally try to keep customers happy; and they do all of this for less than minimum wage. They rely on tips for most of their income, so they make every effort to please their customers. Proper etiquette demands that you make the lives of servers as enjoyable and easy as possible by knowing how to interact with them properly.

• Give your server your full attention when he or she is speaking at all times and do not carry on conversations when others at your table are ordering; it is rude and makes it difficult for your server to hear clearly in a noisy restaurant.

• Listen carefully when he or she is reviewing the specials and answering any questions so that your party will not have to ask for lots of repetitions.

• If your server introduces himself or herself to you by name, use that person’s name when addressing him or her.

• It is not the waiter’s fault if your order is prepared incorrectly; the server did not cook it. Keep this in mind when you ask the server to send it back to the kitchen.

• Never raise your voice, even if you are dissatisfied with your service. There is no reason to create a scene or humiliate your server in public. You can make your opinion known politely by speaking to him or her in an appropriate tone of voice. If you cannot reach a satisfactory resolution, ask to speak to a manager.

• The standard tip for good service is 15 percent to 20 percent for excellent service. If your service is less than adequate, you should tip 10 percent.  Keep in mind that this is the bulk of your server’s income.

The Sound of Silence

One of the most commonly ignored rules of etiquette today seems to be the rule that each individual deserves the dignity of a bit of peace and quiet. The old adage that “Silence is golden” still holds true, but people are increasingly ignoring it on subways, in parks, in restaurants, and even in work environments.  The person sitting next to you or across from you does not want to be forcibly held hostage to whatever sounds you may be listening to or making.

Keep these etiquette tips in mind in order to respect other’s “sound space.”

• Do not use your MP3 player at such a volume that it can be heard beyond the range of your earphones whenever you are in public. The reason the device has earphones is to make listening a private endeavor.

• Remember that, while you may think your children’s endless chatter is adorable, most strangers will not. They do not have any personal interest invested in your children and may want to take advantage of the spare moments on the train to take a quick nap. Keep your children engaged in a quiet conversation or activity.

• Cell phone conversations should be kept to an absolute minimum. No one else wants to hear the intimate details of your life. There will be more on cell phone etiquette in a later chapter.

• On tours, such as in museums, do not carry on conversations with a companion while the tour guide is talking. Not only is it disrespectful to the guide, it makes it difficult for those close to you to concentrate on what they are trying to hear.

• In theaters, do not carry on conversations or make comments during the show. No one paid to hear your opinions or commentary on the production.  This includes anything you might feel like saying during the previews of movies. While you might not be interested in the previews, others may very much want to see them. During intermission, conversations should be carried on softly enough that others cannot overhear what you are saying unless they are part of the conversation.

The Little Things Count

An etiquette guide cannot address every possible situation you will face as you move through life. There are countless situations in life when you will have the opportunity to practice small kindnesses that will reveal your true character. Each little act may improve someone else’s life a bit and that person may pass it on to someone else, so take the time to show kindness to strangers.

How?  Open the door for someone weighted down by packages. Hold the elevator for someone who is running to catch it.  Apologize to anyone you bump into. Offer your place in line to someone with just a few items. Help a co-worker who is behind on a project.

If each of us practices both the small and large gestures of etiquette every day to those around us that we barely know, the domino effect will quickly spread, making life much nicer for all of us.

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Why Selling to the Rich is the Best Way to Riches

We all become IBO’s to be given a fair shake at rising above what our jobs offer us – living Just Over Broke. With no earning limit placed upon us, we can make as much money as we desire. The main requirements are desire, action and persistence. We all are aiming high and hoping for that millions to become a reality and not just a dream that is never fulfilled.

And, there are so many ways to make those millions, too. One thing that’s for sure, none of them are “push button” systems, either. True, if you are already rich, you can always pay someone else to promote your opportunity or program and/or pay big bucks for a ton of effective advertising and would be about as “push button” as it could be. But, most of us aren’t already that well endowed – financially speaking, that is. 😉 For most of us, it will take a lot of work and time to become a millionaire with any business opportunity that we engage in.

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Look fantastic. Live the Luxury Lifestyle.

Some of us, on our pursuit to wealth, are making money $5, $7 and $10 at a time, yet others of us are making it $5,000 to $50,000 at a time. Which one sounds more exciting to you? Yes, you can get rich $5 at a time, but, doesn’t that seem a tad tedious? Isn’t life all about living? to the max? Not just getting wealthy? How about HOW you get wealthy? Do you do it by sitting in front of your computer most of the day, sending out hypey, spammy, salesy nonsense in your attempts at wealth? How boring and non-gratifying is that!? Hey, maybe you like boring. Maybe you ARE boring, so you live a boring life. I guess, if boring is your thing, then, there’s no need to read this article any further.

I am actually talking here to people who don’t just want to get rich, but actually care about HOW they get rich and WHAT they do with their lives. Money is for spending, my friends. You can’t take it with you. My suggestion is to spend it living an exciting life making money in an exciting way. Feel the endorphin and adrenaline-rising vibe that can only be had by LIVING LARGE and being BOLD in how you make your millions.

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Want to Live to the MAX?

If you want to truly reach success, then, you must also enjoy what you do, feel excited to do it, and LIVE LARGE. Few business opportunities of this scale are available to the average person. Usually, you have to be born into it, or, pay a lot of money for the privilege of catering to the needs of the ultra-wealthy. Not with GWT. Global Wealth Trade gives the common person a chance to leap into the tight circles of the elite by offering the rich what they want most – the highest quality, highest grade, and often, highest cost merchandise available in the world today.

Why NOT sell to the rich? They can afford what you have and are nearly desperately to have it! Plus, when you get even ONE satisfied client, they will surely tell their friends at the country club about you, and, before you know it, you will be making the kind of money you have always dreamed of, and being invited to their next golf game or their next trip to Monaco or Dubai. Then, think about what it would be like to build a downline of other people doing the same thing as you are. With GWT’s amazing compensation plan, you can reach your million in less time than you would ever thought possible.

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There’s a ton of money selling to the wealthy. They have deep pockets and can’t help but to spend in a way that matches their incomes. If living life to the max and spending your days at the top of the world sounds like the kind of lifestyle that you would like to have, contact me now. My name is Roderick Mackenzie, and I make a living out of breathing life into marketers and showing them what making money and what true success is all about. Get out from behind that computer, dress up, and let’s go socialize and rub shoulders with the most successful people on earth. Thank you.

Cheap Clothes Are Too Expensive: Buy Quality Instead

Quality clothes last longer for the money you spend, they’re more comfortable, and they make you look and feel pretty good while you wear them. Best of all, you can find quality anywhere. It comes down to buying less mediocre stuff and using that money on a few nice things that last forever.

 

Apply the “Comfort Principle” to Your Clothing

The comfort principle is simple: spend your money where you spend most of your time. That’s why it’s a good idea to splurge on a nice mattress, comfortable desk chair, or a decent laptop computer, considering how many hours a day you sleep, work at your desk, or use that computer. Think about it, most of us wear our clothes all day long (and sometimes through the night). We wear them at work, at home, at the gym: every occasion calls for some type of clothing. It makes sense to buy clothes that earn you the most happiness out of your time, and stand up to regular use. You want work clothes that look good in the office and are comfortable. You want gym clothes that fit well and stand up to your workouts. Because you wear your clothing every day, it can be considered an experiential purchase, which is one of the ways research suggests you can actually “buy” happiness.

Clothing isn’t an investment in the traditional sense (it never gains value, and you’ll never sell an item of clothing for more than it was purchased), but it’s good to think of it like a down payment on your daily comfort, your confidence in your appearance, and the utility of your wardrobe. For example, having a couple pairs of really nice jeans that fit well, make you look good, and last forever is better than having six pairs of jeans that look “okay”, are just kind of comfy, and fall apart after a year. In the same vein, spending $100 on a single high-fashion t-shirt is a bit much, but there’s nothing wrong with spending $40 on a three-pack of nice t-shirts you know you’ll be excited to wear every day. You spend a lot of time in your clothes, so why not spring for nice items you know you’ll wear all the time?

Quality Clothing Makes You Look and Feel Good

People come in all shapes and sizes, yet a lot of cheap clothing is mass produced in a “one shape fits all” manner. Low-quality dress shirts, for example, look terrible on people not shaped a specific way. If a shirt is too loose or tight in the wrong places, you feel vulnerable and uncomfortable, and it shows in your body language. If it fits you well and you’re comfortable, however, you can get a nice confidence boost. Using the same example, quality dress shirts will often come in a variety of cuts, so no matter what shape you are, you’re bound to find one that you feel good wearing. Even if you can’t, you can and should get it fitted to you (more on that later.)

Whether we like it or not, clothing is also a part of our identity. Your clothes can emphasize social status, as well as a certain level of professionalism. A few quality outfits can make you look like a go-getter that takes pride in your appearance. Spending money on quality clothes might seem frivolous if you’re a frugal person, but in some cases you can’t afford to not spend the money, especially if you’re trying to land a job or network with colleagues.

Do the Math Before You Buy

Generally speaking, cheap, throwaway clothes aren’t cheap in the long run. Poorly made clothing with thin material wears out faster and requires you to spend time and money repairing or replacing it. The key isn’t to spend more on clothes across the board, it’s to spend a little more on a few nice items and not butt-loads of crappy items.

This can all be broken down into simple math. Fashion blogger Legos In My Louis recommends you use the “cost per wear” equation. It works like this:

(price of garment + maintenance) divided by the number of times you’ll wear it

Say you bought a nice (but pricey) $100 pair of jeans that will last you five years before they get threadbare and wear out:

$100 + $10 (washing, detergent, stain remover, etc.) / 780 days (roughly three days a week for five years)

That ends up being around 14 cents per wear. Say, instead, you bought a $30 pair of jeans that will last about a year and a half before they fade and wear out:

$30 + $10 (washing, detergent, stain remover, etc.) / 234 days (roughly three days a week for a year and a half)

That ends up being around 17 cents per wear, and you have to go buy a new pair every year and a half. Plus, you’ll probably be more comfortable and look better in the nicer pair. Of course, this equation is only ideal for clothing that gets worn regularly. If you’re only going to wear a swimsuit 10 times in a year, for example, the “cost per wear” equation doesn’t really justify spending hundreds of dollars on it. In that case, a cheap swimsuit will probably last just as long, and save you money that you can spend on the things you wear all the time. Also, it’s hard to know how long clothing will hold up. That’s why it’s essential you do some research before you buy.

Do Your Homework and Avoid Impulse Buys

Cheap clothing also lends itself to constant impulse buying, which can be way more dangerous for your wallet than the occasional splurge on something nice, durable, and well-made. Spending $20 here and there doesn’t feel like much when it happens, but it can add up fast. You could spend more in a year on clothing that way, and possibly end up with a bunch of stuff you’ll never actually wear.

When buying high-quality (and sometimes more expensive) clothes, however, you know you’ll be spending a little more, so you’re more inclined to research before you open your wallet. It’s better to have a wardrobe with a few versatile, durable things you love to wear than a wardrobe stuffed with crap. Marc Bain at The Atlantic explains that buying expensive, high-quality clothing forces him to truly consider each one of his purchases:

The point is to make you pause and ask yourself, “How much do I really want this?” …it’s enough that it causes me to seriously hesitate, which is the real point. It forces me to think about just how much I want that item of clothing, how much I’ll wear it, and whether I think the value it offers is worth a significant cost… I can’t make these purchases all the time, at least not without sacrificing elsewhere or going broke. It’s an investment, rather than the cheap buzz of getting something new.

It’s always good to have a personal “should I buy this?” test for everything you purchase, but it’s especially important when it’s something you spend so much time with, whether it’s expensive or not. As Heather Levin at Money Crashers explains, having quality clothing in your wardrobe is valuable because you spent more money on it, but also because it means something to you. You devoted real thought and consideration to your purchase, and didn’t just buy because they looked cool on the mannequin when you walked by.

How to Make Sure You Buy Quality Clothing

The most important trademark of quality clothing is its construction. An expensive dress that is made of thin material and poorly sewn isn’t a quality item—it’s just an expensive dress. An expensive dress that fits nicely, is durable, and put together well, however, can definitely be worth the purchase if you like it enough and know you’ll wear it a lot.

If you’re not sure what high-quality looks like, Antonio Centeno from the Real Men Real Style YouTube channel suggests you start by getting a good point of reference. Go to a store you know sells high-quality clothing (even if it’s out of your price range), and look at the details of each garment. Notice how many stitches there are per inch (more is better), what the clothes are made of and how the fabric feels (comfortable but durable), and how well buttons are secured to the garment (a loose button will pop right off). And just because Centeno is talking about dress shirts in the video above doesn’t mean the same tips aren’t helpful for women’s clothing. No matter what types of garments you’re inspecting, it won’t take long for you to see what high-quality garments look and feel like.

Now you can head to a store closer to your usual price range and compare. If you’re looking for a super-quick way to check durability, Levin recommends you go right for the seams. Grip the fabric on both sides and gently pull them away to see if the thread is holding the fabric together tightly. If it gaps or starts to pull apart, it was stitched poorly. Once you know what quality clothing construction looks like, there are a few other simple rules you want to consider while you shop:

  • Don’t get blinded by brand names. Even brands that usually have high-quality clothing can try to sell you poorly-made stuff (especially at outlet stores). Make sure you know which brands fit you best too since some run big or small.
  • Always try clothing on before you buy it. Make sure it’s comfortable and that you like the way you look in it (even if you’re shopping online).
  • Spend more on timeless pieces. Garments you’ll always need like nice skirts or pants, dress shirts, and even a versatile dress or suit are worth paying for quality.
  • Spend less on rarely worn items like swimsuits and other seasonal stuff.If it’s only cold for about a month out of the year where you live, you probably don’t need a pricey North Face jacket.
  • Don’t buy designer clothing at the end of the year. Legos In my Louis explains that designers usually release one collection in the spring and the fall. By year’s end, manufacturers will cut their costs and produce the trendiest styles with cheaper fabrics and less stitching.
  • Get things tailored. The better something fits you, the more likely you’re going to want to wear it.
  • Aim to maximize your total number of possible outfits. Trent Hamm at The Simple Dollar suggests you look for shirts that can go with multiple pairs of pants, find a suit that can go with a wide variety of shirts and ties, etc. The more you can mix and match, the fewer garments you actually need to maintain outfit variety.
  • Learn how to repair your own clothes so you can turn a middling purchase into a quality one. If an overall nice dress is severely discounted because a seam is ripped, a few basic hand stitches can save the day (and some dough).

As you shop, always remember that expensive doesn’t mean quality, and that you’re not spending more, you’re just buying less. At his financial advice blog, Peter Dunn recommends you create a yearly clothing budget of 5% of your net income (including repairs and tailoring) and stick to it. It’s just enough to add some nice items to your wardrobe, but not so much you’ll break the bank.

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6 Ways to Develop a Mindset for Success

If you’d like to be more successful in your life, working on your mindset can greatly help you. Here’s are six ways to develop a mindset for success…

1. Learn to think big

In The Magic of Thinking Big, author David Schwartz gives suggestions to help you develop creative power through belief. He writes, “Eliminate the word impossible from your thinking and speaking vocabularies. Impossible is a failure word. The thought ‘It’s impossible’ sets off a chain reaction of other thoughts to prove you’re right.” He then advises us to think of something we’ve been wanting to do but felt we couldn’t, and make a list of the reasons why we can do it. When we start thinking big and believing things can be done, our minds start working for us to find solutions to our problems.

It’s possible for you to do work you love, be very successful, find your passion, and build a life you love, and it starts with being able to think big. For some thought-provoking questions to help you think big and discover your passion, click here.

2. Make decisions from the viewpoint of “future you”

Think about future you. Future you is the best possible version of you. Future you is the person you most want to be. It’s the “you” that lives your priorities and reaches big goals. What does future you want you to do today?

Does future you want you to go running tomorrow morning, or hit the snooze button a few times? Does future you want you to stay another year at the job you don’t like, or be brave enough to find your dream job? Does future you want you to take action toward a meaningful goal tonight, or mindlessly scroll through your social media newsfeeds?

Let the viewpoint of future you guide you as you make decisions in your daily life.

3. Rephrase your self-talk

Start paying attention to how you talk to your friends versus how you talk to yourself. If a friend says, “I want to lose 30 pounds,” you’d say, “Oh, that’s awesome! If anyone can do it, you can! I’m here to cheer you on; you’re going to do great! You’ve got this! Now go crush your goal!”

Compare that to how we often talk to ourselves. If we tell ourselves, “I want to lose 30 pounds,” we look in the mirror and say, “Ya, right. You’ve tried before and failed. There’s no way you can do it. You’re too far gone now, why even try? You’ll never keep up an exercise habit. Healthy eating? Hahahaaaa. Nope.”

I want you to start treating yourself with the utmost respect. Start talking to yourself in a kind, encouraging, supportive way, as you would your best friend. One way you can work on your self-talk is by rephrasing your sentences. Instead of saying, “I can’t,” rephrase it to, “I don’t know how — yet — but I can learn.”

4. Take action even when you’re scared

One of the best ways to build your confidence is by taking steps out of your comfort zone. When you learn to act even when you’re scared, your confidence and momentum build. You don’t have to start by taking massive leaps out of your comfort zone. Just start taking one baby step each day. Strike up a conversation with a stranger, try a different spice in a recipe, or ask that person on a date.

You can let fear guide your life, or you can learn to act even when you’re afraid. Working toward big goals and building the life of your dreams will require you to move outside of your comfort zone, and although it’s scary, it’s incredibly rewarding.

5. Set goals that align with your priorities

No matter how ambitious you are, and how successful you are according to society, it’s tough to feel truly fulfilled in your life if you’re not living your life according to your priorities. Define what a successful life means to you. Does it mean reaching a certain income level and building a strong financial legacy? Does it mean having a great work-life balance? Does it mean building your own business? Does it mean raising kids who are kind, helpful people? It’s important to think about what it means to you to be successful, and set goals that align with your priorities, so you can work toward your version of success in a way that feels authentic and fulfilling.

Developing a mindset for success is not an overnight process, but it can be done. Continue to work on your mindset and your life will change in amazing ways!

6. Dare to mingle with and “friend” people of “higher” classes

Dare to enter into the world of “higher” classes and allow yourself to metamorphose into that class. These people who seem “higher” than you, they are just people, but people who have become accustomed to success and riches and, consequently, have developed an attitude, confidence and body language which is exclusive to their status. By the rule of “rubbing off by association,” you will begin to emulate these people’s secret “language,” and, before you know it, you will begin to attract all the things they attract.

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The Psychology Behind Why People Buy Luxury Goods

Buying a luxury handbag these days seems to be no more uncommon than purchasing a pair of shoes at Target Corp. (TGT). The physical appeal of luxury goods is undeniable – the leather is softer, the shoes are more comfortable – but the price tag is often off-putting. Unless you’ve got a good job or fantastic savings habits, luxury consumer goods will sit on your credit card for a long time.

The Irrational Consumer

It’s well known that people don’t behave rationally, and considering the enormous consumer debt Americans have, consumers clearly don’t always act in their best financial interests. Luxury goods are a great example of how irrational we can be; a decent and sturdy handbag can be purchased for $50, yet people will still spend thousands to buy a brand name. Why?

One reason is the way we tend to look at the positive elements of a product while ignoring its disadvantages. There’s no need to explain why this works in the favor of the luxury goods companies’ marketing departments. Take Apple Inc. (AAPL), for example. Consumers wait overnight for new releases and have immense brand loyalty even though Macbooks and iPhones aren’t technologically unique or superior. In fact, Samsung makes phones with better features and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Xiaomi make phones at a much cheaper price point. Nevertheless, iPhone second-quarter sales increased 35% from the previous year.

Since we perceive non-luxury goods as inferior, we are quick to point out the negatives of those products. When talking about a cheap foreign car that needs repairs, it’s a piece of shoddy construction; on the other hand, a luxury car that needs repairs is just suffering from wear and tear. We conclude that higher priced goods are of better quality and we spend irrationally, believing you get what you pay for regardless of whether the goods are proven better than their affordable counterparts.

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Self-Esteem And Luxury Goods

According to researchers, low self-esteem is a big factor in whether a person will buy luxury goods that he may not be able to afford. For consumers trapped in institutionalized poverty or those living paycheck to paycheck, a luxury good can go a long way in increasing self-esteem or providing a sense of belonging. In China, men use luxury goods to show off their success and flaunt wealth. Chinese women, like American women, tend to purchase luxury goods in order to give in to hedonistic tendencies.

With marketing departments creating a need for luxury goods and the rise of online shopping, purchasing a $500 scarf can be as easy as clicking a few buttons. Luxury goods are the ultimate retail therapy, and fortunately for luxury brands, the Internet has made them easy accessible for impulse shopping when you’re feeling blue.

A sense of accomplishment is yet another reason why people buy luxury goods. Long gone are the days when your friends would throw a small party and someone would bake a cake to celebrate a new promotion; now becoming the boss means treating yourself to $700 Louboutins.

Authenticity Matters

Speaking of Louboutins, rational people would rather buy a pair of black shoes for $50 and paint the soles red than spend hundreds on a pricey pair of luxury shoes. But where’s the fun in that? There’s a reason why people will pass the fake Rolex sellers on the street to pay full-price for an authentic one: despite appearing the same, the owner will know that he doesn’t have a real luxury good.

This flies in the face of reason yet again. If we buy luxury goods to show off to others and to feeling like we belong, why wouldn’t a facsimile do the trick? Researchers at Yale have determined that this quest for authenticity develops early in childhood. A study that tried to convince children that a cloning machine had produced their favorite item found that most child refused to accept the duplicate as identical. It turns out that the sentimentality of the item – the memory or pride or feeling that comes from having purchased a genuine luxury good – is part of the reason that we seek authenticity. Simply put, treating yourself to fake Louboutins would be like not having treated yourself at all.

The Bottom Line

People buy luxury goods for a variety of reasons, all of which are related to the strong emotions that we attach to expensive material goods. Whether we are financially comfortable or not, we will often purchase luxury items to show off to or gain acceptance from others and to reward ourselves for an accomplishment. Now that we understand the psychology behind why people buy luxury goods, we’ll be better equipped to squash down any emotions that try to convince the rational part of our brains that the more expensive something is, the better its quality.

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Eight Habits for a Lifetime of Wealth

Humans, as we know, are creatures of habit. We easily fall into patterns and cling to our established ways of doing things. Day after day, we repeat our behaviors, our methods, and our rituals that give us comfort in a very uncertain world. But at some point, it’s smart to stop, look at your own habits, and ask yourself this: “Are you where you want to be in life? Is your nest egg growing? Are you on the path to financial freedom?”

If not, you probably need to change your routine. After all, it’s your own actions that forge the path toward success, or simply keep digging you deeper into a rut that you can’t escape.

Making changes for the better, then, requires a commitment on your part to reformulate your daily patterns and to establish new habits. Like someone concerned about his or her health who vows to start exercising and eating right, you have to make a promise to yourself to make better financial decisions, starting today, and then stick to it.

Making beter financial decision seems to be universally the most difficult new habit to form. Changing financial habits can seem unnecessarily hard on us. It can take some strong mental efforts to break free of your particular way of doing things. But the good news is, just as those bad habits were learned over time, good practices can be learned, too, and then ingrained into your life.

According to financial adviser and wealth researcher Tom Corley, CPA, the path to financial success is clearly marked by behaviors that anyone can learn and emulate. Over several years, Corley interviewed hundreds of rich and poor people about their financial practices and habits. He found a difference “the size of the Grand Canyon” in the way the two groups view and manage money. An example: One hundred percent of the rich save 10 percent or more of their net income; only 5 percent of the poor do.

That observation is just a start. To learn more about the money habits of the wealthy, our editors asked seven millionaires to share what they thought of as their most important money management practice that helped to grow and secure their wealth. Here’s what they had to say.

“Read omnivorously. Use your money to create more money.” —
Robert Smith

Corley’s research shows that 85 percent of the rich read two or more education or career-related books per month; only 15 percent of the poor do. That fits with the experience of millionaire Robert Smith, founder of Champion Media Worldwide, a full-service public relations and marketing firm.

Smith, who started out poor, believed that reading books about how to attain wealth, written by the wealthy, was essential to success. “I didn’t know any millionaires,” he says. “I’d read a book and write to the author in care of the publishers or find them on the Internet and email them.”

Some of the millionaires he contacted agreed to act as Smith’s long-distance mentors. “There are a lot of opportunities to learn,” Smith counsels. “Try to find information in a book, online, and attend seminars where people actually teach you how to do what they’ve done.”

The other behavior Smith advises would-be millionaires to adopt is learning how to retain the wealth they create and using it to create more. “Most lottery winners go broke because they don’t know how to manage money,” Smith observes. “Same thing with professional athletes who get multimillion-dollar contracts. Within five years, 95 percent of them are broke. It’s not just about getting the money. It’s about what you do once you’ve got it. Without the mindset, you lose it.”

“Stay agile, and provide investors with evidence and vision.” — Paul LeJoy

Real estate investor Paul LeJoy bought his first home for $280,000 in 2001, shortly after emigrating from Taiwan. He sold it four months later for $400,000. Two years later, he’d acquired a real estate license, and in 2007 launched Pacific Realty Partners in Newark, Calif., now worth $50 million.

When the real estate market started tanking in 2007, LeJoy immediately began contacting banks and asset management companies to get them to invest in his expertise by hiring him to provide broker price opinions (BPO). Soon he had secured not only BPO work but also listings to sell bank-owned homes. “People are always looking for leaders and leadership,” he says. “Provide that and investors will provide you with money.”

LeJoy makes the point that getting investors requires a good track record and a vision. “Investors want a profit on their money,” he says. “My track record told them what the future might look like. My vision is creating wealth and relationships that last, so they felt encouraged to ally with me. Because in the past I have been honest with them, people know I will be honest in the future.”

Tact is another quality LeJoy firmly espouses, one that dovetails neatly into another Corley finding: Only 6 percent of millionaires speak their minds, while 69 percent of the poor do. “The wealthy told me it’s a good idea to censor what starts in your head and comes out your mouth because if you don’t, you risk insulting someone or putting your foot in your mouth,” Corley says. “Speaking your mind too freely is a bad habit that could cost you a lot of money.”

“Buy used, not new.” — Marshall Brain

Corley found that while 69 percent of the poor he interviewed would buy a new car if they could, a mere 6 percent of the wealthy considered a new car worth buying. Millionaire Marshall Brain, author and founder of the HowStuffWorks website (howstuffworks.com), emphatically agrees.

We are so bombarded by car marketing that encourages us to buy a new car that many people mistake the ads for axioms, notes Brain — to the point that they believe buying new is a smart financial move. “We are programmed to believe that as our income goes up, the cost of the car we own should follow in lockstep,” he says. “We are also programmed to believe that expensive cars will make us happier.”

The fact is, he counters, “These ads are not true. An expensive car does not buy happiness, and there is no law of nature that says you have to buy one.”

Brain and his wife, Leigh, lived for two years with just one car, an unusual move for a family of six living in suburbia. When that was no longer practical, they bought a second vehicle, a used yellow Toyota Yaris hatchback. “We bought it from a dealer who had repossessed it, so it had 6,000 miles on it and cost $11,000,” Brain says. “It is a tiny two-door car, but it can still carry up to four kids, a dog, and one adult.”

Brain says his new ride is not only economical but also fun to drive, sort of like driving a go-kart. “But the best part is the incredible amount of money it saves,” Brain says. The car gets great gas mileage. The tires on it are small and cheap. It hasn’t needed a bit of service (except oil changes) in 40,000 miles. Insurance is cheap.

“We did look at all kinds of cars instead of the Yaris,” Brain admits. “Corvettes, BMWs, Mercedes, even a Porsche Cayenne. I could buy seven or eight Yarises for the cost of a Cayenne. That’s an amazing statistic. My advice: Ignore all the programming attempted by car ads. We love our little Yaris, and it saves us a ton of money.”

“Take a risk in search of wealth.” — Wendy Robbins

Inventor and entrepreneur Wendy Robbins went from being homeless to being a millionaire and starring alongside Kelly Ripa in the TV series “Homemade Millionaire,” all because of a small scalp massager she designed called the Tingler.

Robbins says she and her partner took risks, which is another of Corley’s millionaire benchmarks: 63 percent of the wealthy he studied took a business risk. Only 6 percent of the poor did so.

Robbins freely acknowledges she made numerous mistakes along the way, which led her to open a coaching business for potential millionaires to help them avoid the pitfalls that befell her.

“We were undercapitalized, didn’t know what we were doing, trusted the wrong people, and learned a lot of hard lessons,” Robbins says. “I took my first order on a paper napkin. We couldn’t take credit cards and almost had to pretend that we had a product in order to find a manufacturer.”

Today, in addition to her coaching business, Robbins is creating a new crowdfunding website called Red Capes that allows visitors to invest in ideas and get gifts in return.

“I like that we make it easy to be a superhero,” Robbins says. “You present what you want to do — create a heartfelt video and include documents or testimonials — whatever helps your case, and we make it easy for you to raise money.

“I like the idea of investing in people’s dreams, ideas, and inventions,” she adds. “I am particularly interested in helping people with causes, unique solutions, and green technology. We don’t need traditional banks. This is why I am also doing business development/strategic alliance deals with startups and technology companies for an equity position. If you are in a position to do this for entrepreneurs, I believe this is a fantastic moneymaking win-win.”

“Volunteer to help.” — Thomas J. Madden

According to Corley, 72 percent of the rich volunteer five or more hours a month. Only 12 percent of the poor do. Moreover, the wealthy don’t give simply in order to get. They give because helping others is the right thing to do. “Throughout my career, I’ve always known that the more you give, the more you get back,” says Thomas J. Madden, founder and chairman of TransMedia Group, a global public relations firm based in Boca Raton, Fla.

The mindset should go beyond charity. Back when Madden was working for NBC, he had an opportunity to help one of AT&T’s head sales guys who needed to be put in touch with someone who could make decisions about phone lines. “He sounded frustrated, so I made a few phone calls and promptly forgot about it,” Madden says. A few weeks later, Madden received a call from the same salesperson, only this time he sounded elated. “He said that, thanks to me, one of the top guys in NBC communications had gotten back to him. They worked everything out, and he was so grateful to me for my help that he said to just give him a call if I ever needed anything from AT&T.”

Months later, about the time Ma Bell was undergoing a traumatic court-ordered divestiture of all her operating companies, Madden left NBC to start his own public relations firm. He called the AT&T employee he’d helped and offered his services. A few days later, Madden received a call from AT&T’s public relations director, inviting him to meet with the company’s top execs. At that meeting, AT&T became TransMedia’s first client and a thriving business was born.

“You can always save money.” — Tyler Drew

According to Corley, 85 percent of the rich believe you can always save money. Only 2 percent of the poor share that belief. Tyler Drew belongs in the first group. Drew, who makes his living buying and selling houses at foreclosure and rental properties, became a millionaire at the ripe old age of 26 when he sold U.S. Best Repair Service in Irvine, Calif.,a startup company he founded to manage foreclosed properties.

One of Drew’s first jobs was as an assistant to a multimillionare mortgage broker. “He never paid full price for anything,” Drew says. “One of my first tasks for him was finding the lowest price on the only brand of iced tea he drank. It seemed really stupid to me. Why was saving a couple of bucks so important?”

Drew soon learned that his boss got the lowest price on everything he bought, including houses. “At the end of the day, (all the efforts) added up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings,” Drew says. “By following his example, I’ve saved well over half a million dollars myself thus far.” And just like that, it circles back to Ben Franklin’s ultimate mantra of frugality: “A penny saved is a penny earned.”

“Cater to the rich, who always have money to spend.” — Roderick Mackenzie

The rich are a good niche to market something to, because, if you have what they want, they’ll buy it, despite how much they want to save, and sometimes whether they already have something similar to what you are selling or many of them as they are often collectors. Most rich people have a “collector’s habit,” where they decide they like one thing in particular, and end up buying as much of it as possible. For some, it’s sportscars, for others its pedigree dogs, others it’s collection editions of this or that – depends on the individual, but usually these types of things they like are the best of the best. I make my living by being a luxury consultant and direct seller of designer high fashion and designer luxury goods by FERI. The people who want this stuff are attracted to it like bears to honey, and, have the money to buy it. Not only that, if I treat them with impeccable service, they tell their friends and associates at the country club, and, before I know it, I’ve got more of the wealthy coming to me.

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Selling to the Rich takes a different approach. Do you have what it takes?

RODERICK MACKENZIE 

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Despite the sinking economy, the affluent are making more money than ever, and have more money to spend on things that those of us with less money would never even consider buying, even if we had the money!

As the divide between the have a lot and the haven’t that much continues to widen, those with the money continue to spend more than ever. This should be great news for marketers, but, we must know how to approach the wealthy, as they are not motivated in the same ways as the rest of us. folks.

I believe that the best way to sell is to sell to those who have no problem affording what you have, and selling the items that they crave. But, to do it right, we must follow these 7 tips:

1) How Rich ARE They? – There are the rich and the super-rich. Selling to a billionaire is different than selling to a millionaire. There is a different approach to each mindset.

2) Where DO They Spend their Time? – Good question to know the answer to! To guess where they may be offline is not as difficult as to determine where they spend their time online. If you find a website, group or blog that attracts the wealthy, especially if they can comment and/or post, pay attention to what they are talking about. You must speak their language. If you want to hang out with them in person, get ready to pay a lot to for a membership to their favorite exclusive VIP Club House, Country Club, Masonic Temple (hehe) or 7 Star Resort’s exclusive VIP club where the monthly membership fees may be more expensive than your monthly paycheck.

3) Respect their time – Make sure you don’t dilly-dally and engage in small talk. State facts and get to the point, right away. They have far more money than time. If they could buy more time, certainly they would do it, but, since they can’t, we should honor the fact that they are giving any of it to us.

4) The Rich Buy on Impulse – They often buy things they don’t need and sometimes won’t ever use. They will often buy to impress, collect, give away as heirlooms, to entertain, sometimes just for a laugh.

5) Sell More to People Who Have Already Bought – If they have bought 5 fancy sportscars or pedigree dogs, they may just buy a sixth.

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6) Bend Over Backward for Them – These people love and expect to be pampered and treated like a VIP, well, since, they are. Put on the hat of a butler for a while and treat them like royalty and they will appreciate doing business with you. You have heard the stories of billionaires leaving all their money to the head butler or maid, right? There’s a powerful psychological factor working there to never forget – treat them like they are a “god,” and they will reward you amazingly for having “worshipped” their superiority.

7) Provide Exquisite After-Purchase Support, Follow-up and Follow-Through – Treat them like they are your only customer and like your life depended on their business, which it could. If you take every possible step in ensuring that they are personally taken care of, especially after the sale, they will likely refer you to their rich friends, and so on and so on…

If you like the idea of catering to people who have plenty of money to buy what you are selling and want to make sure you are selling something that they truly desire, then join me at GWT. We are the exclusive direct-marketing arm of FERI luxury designer goods. We’ve got what these rich folks want – exquisite top high fashion garmetns and accessories and the most incredible luxury jewelry and other goods that they almost desperately want.

You may be asking, if there aren’t that many rich people, how can one make a lot of money by selling luxury goods? The answer is simple. The wealthy travel in tight circles. If you make one very rich person happy, before you know it, they will all be buying from you, and, though they may be few, their pockets are very deep. Remember that, and join my happy little team now, before I withdraw this offer. Thank you very much.