All posts by Paul Murphy

About Paul Murphy

Entrepreneur and lifestyle coach who's working on early retirement on some far off island tropical paradise. You can do it too! What ever your dream, live it!

Dad Discovers Secrets to Facebook Success in an Hour Or Less!

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Today more than ever the part time entrepreneur needs to uncover ways to attract quality targeted leads in a minimum amount of time. It’s tough to come home from work or school, have dinner, and get some work done between demands of time with the family, distractions, unanticipated phone calls, you name it. The evening hours slip away so fast, it takes discipline, time management, and efficiency to find an hour or two in your day for doing focused, productive activity and move your business forward.

Facebook is one tool if utilized to its full potential, that will allow you to make enough contacts and build quality business relationships in minutes. The Secret is consistent daily activity that will fill your pipe line over time. You can manage a home business along with a full time job and family obligations, until you have grown enough to scale down or eliminate your full time job, and experience the Legacy Income and Time Freedom that so many are dreaming about.

Like baking Grandma’s perfect apple pie, there is a recipe to follow. Alter the recipe and you will have a different product, stay with a proven recipe and your pies will be sought after and talked about, duplicated and passed on for generations!

Part of that recipe is getting education that will allow you to succeed in the least amount of time, with the least amount of effort. Like Granny’s apple pie, you need to learn the skills that will duplicate, and build your Legacy even while you sleep! Time is the most valuable commodity you possess, time to watch your children grow, time to exercise, time to build and enjoy your dreams…

For example, simple math will tell you how many active members you will need in your business to earn a specific amount of residual income. It’s an easy matter to take the average commission paid, and divide it into your goal income to see where you stand compared to other compensation plans. Why would you want to work five or even ten times harder then you need to?

The truth shows that most people do not understand compensation plans enough to be sure how much they are earning. Companies make them difficult to understand for this very reason, hiding the bottom line in terminology they hope no one will take the time to decipher. A good majority of the compensation plans are designed to profit the company and upper level affiliates while the part timer gets the scraps.

Another trap to watch out for exists in the policies and procedures of 98% of all the existing companies in Network Marketing. Gotcha clauses that give the company an unfair advantage on how they can control, or even take away your business and hard earned income, overnight.

Clauses like “Ongoing Training and Support” mean you can never retire. Renewable yearly memberships can be conveniently not renewed for what ever reason. You stand no chance in court because your checked the box in agreement with the companies Policies & Procedures.

A good question to ask  is “How many pages are in the Company Contract?” The more pages, the better chance your company is building a pile of leverage against you, most definitely not in your favor! The majority of excited associates don’t even bother to take the time to do an in depth review of their company policies and procedures.

The bottom line is you owe it to yourself and your family to do your homework when it comes to picking an opportunity to work with. Learning how to attract leads on Facebook is of secondary importance if you’re in the wrong opportunity to begin with. Get educated, evaluate your opportunity, learn the marketing skills and get to work!

Paul W. Murphy

The Great Gold Rush of 1987

There’s a hard way to accumulate golden riches, and there’s an easy way.  Here’s an example of the hard way.  The easy way will be revealed, just read on!

I had the extreme pleasure to work in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea in 1987.  Working for a global survey company was both adventurous and exciting. I got the call to action when a helicopter crash took out half the crew and they needed fresh warm bodies to fill the void, and fast!

I raised my hand and was sent to get a dozen vaccinations, then caught a flight to the capital city of Port Moresby PNG, via Auckland New Zealand and Sydney Australia.  I didn’t have much time to relax and before I could register where I was going,  ”Where the Hell on Earth am I?”

Port Moresby, the capital city of PNG is incredibly different than any place I’d ever been before. It had a pungent flavor all its own. The sights,  sounds, and dangers were nothing compared to what I was about to experience as I boarded the flight to Tari.  Located in the Southern Highlands Region of PNG, Tari was like stepping into a whole new “Old World.”

The “Huli Clan” locals were there to greet us when we landed.  I guessed the daily high there is watching the planes land and seeing the white strangers come and go.

Seems there is a different sub clan  in every valley here. The men dress up in there finest clay paint and jewelry, most wearing living wigs, woven from their own hair and adorned with feathers and beautiful flower blossoms. Like the many birds of paradise that live in the wilds, the men wear the most vibrant costumes and the women are  more plain in their cosmetics and self decoration.

The Huli males main duty is to hunt and the women do the farming and raise the children and pigs. Pigs are used as a sign of wealth and come in handy for paying a hefty dowry to the father of the bride. Before currency was created in PNG,  money was in the form of pigs and the beautiful shell money the clans used to make their necklaces. It’s a fact that the Southern Highlands were discovered by Australian European gold seekers in the early 20th century, the clans first glimpse of the strange looking white fellows.

Working in the Southern Highlands was like stepping back in time a few hundred years, in fact the people there were first discovered in the 1935 by gold prospectors. They used tools made of a hard green stone. The art of metallurgy hadn’t been invented yet and tribesmen lived by hunting and agriculture and some died in warfare and skirmishes with their neighboring clans. Cannibalism  was a common event back in the day. I hear it still goes on in the remote areas, for special occasions!

These days most every man carries a weapon or three, whether it be bow and arrows, razor sharp machetes and knives.  I really didn’t want to do anything to anger these modern day warriors.  Deep down, beyond the ferociousness,  they were good people.   I was invited often to sit with them and eat sweet potato, tin fish and rice around the fire, sharing stories, singing and laughing!

As for my story, I was dropped right into the middle of this twilight zone and was hungry for an adventure most can’t imagine, or even dream about. I got all I could handle in five months there and enough stories to last a lifetime!

There was a recent mudslide on Mount Kari that uncovered a treasure trove of pure gold nuggets. The men of the  clans took over the mountain and harvested all the gold they could, even using rented helicopter shuttle services to go back and forth to the site at a hundred dollars a pop. I saw young men come to town with jars filled with gold, some nuggets were as big as my hand! It was amusing to see some of these kids try to drive brand new trucks they had purchased with their precious gold. Driving wasn’t a common skill in Mt. Tari as there were very few roads. Our crew got around by helicopter and lived in a bush camp cut out of the tropical rain forest.

The mining company that owned the mineral rights to the mountain and gold were wise in that they didn’t want to go in and start a major conflict with the locals. They figured they would let them skim the surface gold and go in with the heavy equipment later on. What they didn’t anticipate was the clever tribesmen also discovered they could rent heavy equipment and keep right on mining! It was better drama than the great California Gold Rush and I got to play a part in that living movie! It wasn’t always fun and games.

Working and flying in helicopters in the Southern Highlands is risky business.  After having lost four crew members to broken backs that occurred when their chopper went down on an isolated hill top, it was always on our minds as we flew to and from the job site from our “Little Camp in the Jungle.”

Our base camp consisted of basic pole structures covered in bright yellow poly plastic and split bamboo floors. We each had our own small cabin house and the large kitchen and mess hall was where we spent most of our free time. There was a solar heated shower and an ultra violet water purification system that was replenished by the daily downpours that came right around 2 PM and lasted most of the night. We had a chef and camp workers and administrators that took care of our laundry and needs, who spent many hours trying to dry our clothes in the damp cool high altitude jungle environment. They found the only way to do it was to hand dry the clothing by using a electric iron powered by a large diesel generator system. I realized this when I got a shirt back with a nice iron shaped burn hole in it.

The scene reminded me of the old black and white “Tarzan” series I loved to watch as a child. It was quite comfortable living there at the camp in the middle of a limitless tropical rain forest. The variety of butterflies and moths were beyond description. Birds of Paradise flitting from tree to tree in the immense hardwood forest. Then there was the colorful local hunter warriors who put on displays of marksmanship with their bows and arrows. The have an arrow for every purpose,  arrows for small and large animals, arrows for birds, even special poison tipped arrows for “shooting man.”

Working there was anything but comfortable, the Yin and Yang of every life experience. There should be a balance of good and negative, but it doesn’t always work out that way.  For every amazingly beautiful butterfly, there was also a hundred evil mosquitoes that would love to infect you with malaria. Three out of six of the crew members contracted malaria the five months we were there, not the best odds.

There are snakes that will kill you in a matter of minutes, if you happen to be the unfortunate one who got bit.  I recall a local native running up to us one afternoon as we sat in a running helicopter.  He pulled open the door and thrust a Taipan,  into our faces.  He laughed as he told us no worries, as he had already killed his lethal buddy. LOL

As for our  flying around with helicopters in high risk situations, I remember well the time we were trying to beat the daily afternoon fog that threatened to ground us in untamed jungle, overnight, with no shelter or food, in the constant pouring rain.

The pilot had just returned to work after a nasty bout of jungle fever that helped him lose eighty pounds in a matter of weeks, and he was still weak from the illness.  As we circled and gained altitude, the fog rolled in over the mountain tops.  We neared the ridge and it was obvious that the pilot wasn’t absolutely sure we were going to make it.  We closed in on the ridge line and his hand began to frantically work the collective, trying to gain altitude and clear the ridge top while fighting winds and fog. We just barely avoided a collision with the mountain slope and he managed to jerk the ship around 180 degrees and head the opposite way.  A shower and change of underwear was in order as soon as we landed safely in camp, along with sincere prayers of gratitude for our safe return.

Walking a line cut through thick rain forest was a daily hazard. Since it rained virtually 12 hours most every day, the survey line was a slippery slope of up and down radical hill sides, littered with downed trees and vegetation and mud. Equipment had to be packed by our local labor help. They were used to hiking the mountains,  lean and strong like body builders and happy to have a job. They would sing as they worked, eerie echoes in the forest when heard from a distance. They lived and worked with the ghosts of their ancestors, spoke with them, honored them and also feared them.

Our boots and clothing were constantly wet and covered in mud.  One of our core crew had to camp in a tent every night to take data and operate the systems. There’s nothing like having to crawl out of a  small tent at 2 am in a deluge and fuel the generator before it died and the computers shut down. Listening to the most incredible noises imaginable from all the night critters, bugs, beetles, moths bigger than my hand and who knows what else. It was magic and nightmare, fearful and spectacular at the same time! It was the job I loved and hated.

As we worked day after day for five months straight, we were able to amass a sizable amount of money. There was no place to spend money there and everything was taken care of, food, shelter, and alcohol. We were too tired to do much after work but shower, eat and try to dry off, warm up and sleep. It was bone chilling at night when the rains came hard and heavy. Get up the next day and do it all over again.

I had a great desire to buy some of that gold I had held in my hand at the assayers office in Tari. Near the end of our contract I went to town and traded some hard earned greenbacks for a few ounces of native gold nuggets, about 20 karat in purity. Just having a hand full of solid gold felt so good, it has such substance and weight to it.

The color of gold makes a heart flutter. Gold is truly Gods money, a natural creation, untouched or altered.  The final challenge was smuggling it out of the country through customs.  I succeeded at that, didn’t go to jail and kept that gold safe for many years.     I even had my wedding rings crafted from it. That’s a different story!

These days its much easier to get your hands on currency grade gold. I buy it a gram at a time and it only takes me a couple minutes from start to finish! I don’t have to battle snakes or fight the elements. Like King Midas, I turn flimsy green and purple paper into precious yellow gold. I watch the value grow as the dollar dwindles more and more every day. Better yet, I get my gold for free by referring others to start their own free gold savings plan.

No more pigs, shells, paper, plastic or promises. I’m saving my future, one gram at a time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is it That Six Figure Income Earners Are Suffering?

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Why is it that Million dollar income earners are sweating the economic times along with the thousandaire’s? Is it because they never learned the Principles of Financial Control and Stability? In other words, they are living well beyond their means. Out go is far greater than income, rather they are banking their livelihood on IF COME! Spending tomorrows wages today!

Along with bigger incomes comes a bigger appetite to spend. It’s not hard to spend more than you earn, even when you’re a millionaire, ask some of the mega stars who are splattered all over the front page news. The one’s who are losing their assets to the bank, the cars, yachts, mansions, and marriages.

Take Network Marketers for example. Many are earning fantastic incomes, yet if their company went under today, or gave them the boot on some technicality in the Policies and Procedures, they would have no money to sustain the outgo of their over indulgent lifestyles.

They wouldn’t have the 50 K a month they are used to spending, and the hammer would fall quickly.

Others gain incredible wealth, then decide they will become experts in Real Estate, Commodities, Metals, you name it, I mean experts overnight. They listen to the hype of the brokers, and forget to realize that if the brokers had such a sure thing going, would they really be working in some dingy cubical, barking hype at greedy hopeful’s who are wanting to double and triple their investment overnight?

If you aren’t educated in the Principles of True Wealth and Financial Freedom, you are sure to crash and burn like a Hollywood has been.

Serious Marketing Professionals will make the investment in their mind to prosper while the masses fail.

Hungry entrepreneurs take the time investment to learn. Hobby builders get more credit cards, new cars, wave runners and snow machines. Playing with borrowed time, compound interest eating them alive as they sleep. Debt is a cancer, you must learn to surgically remove it immediately to prosper your children’s children.

Learn from the best in the business!

Paul W. Murphy

Midas Gold and the Cabbage Patch Kids

 

BREAKING NEWS!

Unemployment numbers don’t look so good, in fact they look downright awful.  The Cabbage Patch Kids may have to reconsider their time out on QE and fire up the presses.  More “Folks” are dropping out of the labor force and the New Year is starting out with a fizzle!  A hundred dollar bill just doesn’t have the magic it used to, even with all the special effects.

Good News!

There’s gold in the air and you can turn your cabbage to Gods money with the touch of your Midas finger! In fact, you can start a Free Gold Savings Account by helping two wise leaders who are looking to protect and grow their assets during tough economic times by trading worthless cabbage into solid gold!

The World is watching and tires of the glut of worthless cabbage,  seeing the true value of the Midas touch!

Are You Hungry Enough to Learn the Game?

I am continually amazed and baffled at the number of well meaning people who are willing to check the box, pay the money, and work their tails off in substandard opportunities and illegal pyramid schemes. Look at it in a business sense… Would you start a franchise and invest a quarter million dollars without doing thorough research on what it is your getting yourself into? Wouldn’t you spend weeks doing research, create a solid business plan, talk to professionals who are skilled in the areas you’re weak in, and give your new franchise all your focus and attention?

The beauty and the beast of Network Marketing is the standard low cost to get involved, and general ease of getting your business up and running in short order. Most people tend to blow right by the importance of doing a thorough evaluation on the business they are joining, and many act from an emotional level. For example, it may be that you have found an exceptional product line that cured your dog of chronic barking. You find that this is the only product that’s ever worked, therefore you figure it will work as well on all the barking dogs in the neighborhood. How exciting for everyone in the neighborhood to get a peaceful nights sleep! Business is booming…

The truth is without a solid contract that protects you from being robbed by the company when you are earning a six figure monthly income, you stand a good chance of one day getting an email from the company saying, “Sorry, but due to the great efforts of the associates in the field, this company has decided to go direct sales, and thank you for your hard work and efficiency!” You have just lost your income!

Another great example I see every day is when well intention-ed Net workers get started in a new opportunity and don’t have a clue about how to read the compensation plan. They have no idea how much they are going to get paid. Much to their surprise, when I sit down with them and walk them through the process of understanding their compensation plan, they soon discover it will take anywhere from 1,000 to 25,000 active members in their group to achieve that elusive six figure income they’ve been dreaming about all these years. It’s hard to laugh when you find out you’re in the “Dollar a Month Club!”

The beauty of Network Marketing is the education you need to evaluate what you are doing, or what you want to do. The cost for this knowledge is the time it takes you to learn it. Now who in their right mind is not willing to invest 80 to 100 hours of their time to learn the In’s and outs of the profession they are actively participating in?

If you want the actual statistics on that, I’d say it will prove to be somewhere around 98%. That’s the failure rate in Network Marketing folks, are you willing to settle in and just be part of the herd?

Get yourselves Educated and do it right the first time!  Don’t put it off another day, or the 20 years it took me to figure it out!

Using Facebook to Attract Your Targeted, Qualified, Leads Easily in Just Minutes Per Day

 

With over 1.1 billion users, Facebook it a wonderful tool that will allow you to build a dynamite list of prospects and only take a few minutes of your time each day. There are so many active users in fact, that the competition factor isn’t an issue anymore.

You simply join a few groups in your targeted niche, and when inviting new members to your Facebook family, use the Mutual Friends option to help you avoid adding those who are already listed in your competitors member or group boards.

The key to successful relationship building and marketing on Facebook is to be different then the 95% who spam their links, companies, and opportunities all over the place. Similar to graffiti artists or a neighborhood puppy, it seems like a fixation or fetish for them to leave their mark everywhere they visit, resulting in annoying more people, more complaints, and Facebook making more rules and stricter guidelines.

There are better ways to get people to know, like and trust you, rather then scare them off, or having your Facebook account deleted. An awesome way to meet like minded people is to visit some of the niche groups for people in your specific market, or who live in an area you’d like to do business in. People who are involved in activities you can both relate to, like sports, recreation, travel.

Inviting a few new friends on a daily basis adds up to a lot of people over a relatively short period of time. Once they accept you as a friend, you can spend a few minutes with each, thank them and welcome them in.

You can private message, or post on their wall, up to 15 people a day. Make sure to use different messages each time to not appear to Facebook that you’re a copy and paste impostor.

Eventually, you will have a steadily increasing group of like minded people who you will get around to sharing what your doing in the industry. If they are looking, or you have a better opportunity then they do, you stand a chance to help them with whatever business you’re working with. I’ve built many life long friends, business partners, and relationships this way!

Trading Time for Money

 

Traditional business does not allow us to create whats known as Royalty Income. Royalty Income does not depend on you trading time for money. It is created by the synergistic effort of many people working for a common cause. When the time runs out in the corporate structure, so does the money.

To build a team that flows down the river to Royalty Income, you want to find a few people of character to work with, and duplicate the process. People who have hunger, and who are moving in the directions of their dreams. You need to find out what their hunger level is, the distance between where they are now, and where they are going to achieve their dreams.

Look at your your prospects dream list together. Get the imagination flowing. What they would do if they won the the Lotto Jackpot. You need a list of everything they feel important about to be prosperous and successful. If being debt free isn’t high on the list for them, you may want to re examine that.

You may talk about cars, toys, travel and trips, but spend some real time on the importance of compounding their assets verses compounding debt through interest paid to credit card companies and the banks. You want income building while you sleep, not ever increasing debt. To be sure, you want to go over the idea of having a five thousand dollar monthly residual income is like having a million dollars earning interest in the bank!

You can gauge the desire and hunger in a person by listening to them intently. If their dreams are focused on things that may not support true prosperity, you may want to recommend they study personal growth strategies awhile, so they can grow into someone who is capable to attract the best life has to offer, to Own their Life!

Paul W. Murphy

Coach and Mentor,  Online Marketer

Aesop – The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Ant and the Grasshopper

In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.

     “Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?”

     “I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”

     “Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; “We have got plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.

     When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger – while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew: It is best to prepare for days of need.

This timeless fable says so much with so few words.  As it applies to today’s world and economy,  I see the wisdom of planning ahead for hard times to come. One way I can protect my families financial future is to buy currency grade gold. It’s affordable and offers a way to build a gold currency savings account, trading paper currency for gold currency.

Watch this Youtube video by bestselling author and financial planner Mike Maloney:

I finally found a way to afford to buy the purest gold, 999.9% certified and assayed by the LBMA.  Karatbars International gives the working man and woman a way to buy and save gold, a little at a time!

As an affiliate, by sharing this plan with just 2 others and duplicating the same, you will be earning your weekly gold in commissions in a matter of weeks. By this time your gold savings account will build rapidly, by week 12 you could be earning 4-5 K in free gold, many have done it in less than 12 weeks.

Once you’ve read from Aesop and shared the wisdom of saving now for the future and the future of your family, you’ve watched the Maloney video,  sign up for further information here:

http://paulwarrenmurphy.com

You will be fast on your way to financial common sense and security! Thanks to Aesop and his words of wisdom, I’m well on my way!

 

Welcome 2014!

Summer 2011 123Summer 2011 123JanuarySummer 2011 123 is almost upon us and one less day of winter. Busy planning the next trip to paradise, I yearn for white sand this winter and a hut on the hill, an ocean view, fresh coconut juice and papaya, fish and rice, how nice!

We’re building a typhoon resistant pentagon shaped home this time out of concrete and steel, one that is hard to knock down and will stand for a century, or more… I expect my children’s children will be born in that house and we will build it to last!

I’ll hang my hammock and plant my garden, grow my roots and plan my day around the rising sun and tides, the fishing boats and afternoon showers. It will allow me to tune into my inner voice, my creative flow will manifest unfettered by the noise and jabber of so called civilization.

 

-5 Below and Nowhere to Go!

My daughter “Savannah” and I had the pleasure of trying the Minneapolis Light Rail yesterday as we traveled from the  Minneapolis International Airport to Big Lake Rail Station. The price to do so is sweet, only costing $3.00 total for both of us to ride to downtown Minneapolis and beyond, good for 2 1/2 hours!

We traveled to the end of the  ”Blue Line” to transfer at Target Station on another Westbound train. As we walked off the train I accidentally brushed against a young man who was peeking out of a small slit between his hat and scarf. He gave me a shove and  cursed me for touching him, I just said “Excuse me brother, but I have to get off here!” People get grumpy when it’s cold out.

The bitter cold hit us immediately in the shadows between sky scrapers as the wind howled through. Reality check.. I ask myself “Why am I sending 3 days in Minnesota during the coldest time of the year?” And “Now I remember why I moved away from here!”

We went to the transfer station and behold, the doors were all locked!  I had to use the restroom and there were none to be found, upon further inquiry was told the terminal opens at 2:30 pm and the closest restroom was back two stops from whence we came.

Back on the train, we wandered around downtown looking for a lunch spot and bathroom, finally finding a deli that was just about to close their doors. We got in just in time, ordered a couple Ruben’s and looked for a restroom. Found a women’s open on the 4th floor and the men’s was out of service. Had to just hold it and pray awhile…

We got back on the train to Target Terminal to catch our transfer, the door was open and felt so good to get out of the cold. We still had an hour to wait so I left Savannah to  watch our gear and jumped on the train back into town to find the elusive restroom.

I found a bar and felt like I was obligated to have a beer so I wouldn’t feel like a heel going in just to use the restroom.  The bartender said “Good timing, you get our 2 for one Happy Hour Special!” I thought to myself, “Great! Now I’ll just have to pee again in another half hour!” Had my two ice cold beers and back to the terminal to catch our train.

Finally,  we were able to board the train and wait a half hour before departure, thankfully in the toasty warmness of the purring train. They had a great set up, with tables in between the seats and free WiFi! I kicked back and dozed in the warm comfort.

It took another hour by train and they dropped us off at the end of the line Big Lake Station. The wind was noticeable, being around -5 degrees below at the time and probably -20 with the wind chill. I was raised in this kind of weather, but Savannah wasn’t prepared, having flown in to meet me from the warmth of San Diego. We stood out by the ticketing kiosk and called my oldest daughter “Jenny”  just to see if she was almost there…

She was a good hour away fighting traffic, much to our dismay as the 2 minutes we stood outside were scary enough to consider the fact we could be in stage 2 hypothermia soon.    I noticed a glass box down the way and it looked like some sort of warming house.

After going inside we noticed a small heat lamp about 8 feet up hanging from the ceiling and if you stretched your hand up high as it would go, you could feel a little heat.  At least we were out of the wind and still no restrooms to be found anywhere. I chose to use the parking lot.

We stood there and shivered and prayed and cursed, by and by Jenny showed up and we climbed into her warm pickup, safe at last! I would be very careful in weather like this, to have a safety kit in the trunk or vehicle. If you went off the road and nobody sees you, you are in deep freeze doo doo, because your keister will be an icicle within 40 minutes.

Such is the life and common day experiences of the hardy folk born and raised in Minnesnowta.  I saw many of them walking around in shorts at the airport. God only knows how we survived our youth and the many parties we had in conditions such as this, not to mention the driving home on ice part. Counting the days to retirement in the tropics!

Good times and Happy Holy Days to all!