For years I struggled in business and in life. I used to quit before I ever got started. I would make goals and new years resolutions only to find myself a few Jonathan Schacher weeks later in the same place I was before I got started. I used to wonder what special gift did successful leaders like Daegan Smith, Jonathan Budd, Mike Dillard, and Katie Freiling all have in common?
It takes incredible perseverance to survive in entrepreneurship, especially in the network marketing industry. The competition is tremendous and if you are not always on top of your game you will be left behind. The trick is to always be one step ahead “in value” of your downlines. For example, If I’m actively pursuing knowledge and strategies that will better my downlines, my team will always follow me. If i sit on my butt and let my team become more valuable than me then they will just look to the next leader. This is why training is so important in the online mlm industry. It’s all about creating massive value in the lives of others. Having the right knowledge and performing the right activities will do this for you.
Daegan Smith, Jonathan Budd, Mike Dillard, and Katie Freiling are all massively successful because they persevered until they became the leader who is worthy of being followed and mentored. They all studied and worked very hard building their Mlm business. They sacrificed tons of hours to grow their businesses when their friends were at the beach or watching T. V.
Eventually, they surrounded themselves with a mastermind of partners who helped them even further. They learned how to make money as infopreneurs by creating their own courses and systems. Their couses and marketing systems have had a major impact on me as well as thousands of other entrepreneurs. Next, they learned the power of affiliate marketing and how to have thousands of affiliates promoting their products for them. Last but not least they learned the power of training and coaching and how to make massive money promoting their TIME coaching one on oneThe intensity which New Order brings to their music has left them open to charges of being arrogant and aloof, but “The Perfect Kiss” disproves that. They are simply very involved in their work, and disinterested in the theatrics which so many rock musicians employ. The film employs a series of close up shots which showcase the talents of lighting designer on Henri Alekan. He had previously worked with the French director, John Cocteau, on “Beauty and the Beast”, and was enticed out of retirement at the age of 79 to work with Demme.
“When I realized that New Order liked this idea of doing it in close-ups, it occurred to me that the lighting had to be especially agreeable. I thought it should be done in a classical kind of way, so i thought we should get one of the great masters. Somebody suggested Henri Alekan, and he was pleased to do it. I gave him free rein… I said, just make yourself happy”.
The effect of his influence is stunning. The film is lit with a delicate subtlety, reminiscent of European films of the late 40s and early 50s. One small directorial intrusion lends a ghostly quality to “The Perfect Kiss”; a figure is silhouetted through the door of the studio where the band is playing, a figure reminiscent of Ian Curtis, their dead singer. The impact of this brief, five second shot is breathtaking.
Demme also showed part of his in-concert movie “Stop Making Sense” and due to fortuitous scheduling, which had a jazz band playing in the theatre that night, we were treated to a fabulous sound system. The skill with which Demme transmits the excitement of a live Talking Heads show is infectious, and the audience reacted strongly to a seething version of “Burning down the House”. Let us imagine, as we embark on this journey with Edwards’ quote, that what is suggested above is perfectly true: you will be dead in a matter of weeks. The worst of that fact is, if that were true, you would have no idea, unless it was cancer or some other terminal illness that was diagnosed.
I like to imagine my death regularly, not so much as a means of preparing for the event, but as a means for motivating myself to not only stay safe, but to make the most of my time. And yet, of all times to die, now would not be it. I have a two-year-old who I desperately want to remember me; who needs to have memory of his father. For that matter, it’s not the right time for his mother to depart, either. But sometimes that happens in life; people depart.