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Monday, August 22, 2016

What do you normally do on weekends

August 22, 2016

The question says it all, what do you normally do on weekends? Most people just Like to enjoy a couple of days off, and spend time with family, go to the cottage if you have one, day trips or just do nothing and enjoy the time off. Some will spend it working around the house on a project that needed attention for months.

We all work hard to enjoy a couple of days doing what we enjoy doing on our days off, weekends never last that long either as we all know. Some people like me who have a partner that has her home that also needs attention from time to time. So that means we both spend time helping each other with projects around our homes that seem never to come to an end.

Why vacations provide a reliable solution to the phrases on how to relax. When you go away, you do nothing but enjoy the freedom from your daily boring but important issues we all need to address. Whether it's driving your kids to their games, practise or just grocery shopping, it seems like we never have any time to enjoy ourselves with our days off.

Summer has come, and it draws to an end, how much did we get done outside, and how much more do we need to do before the weather is no longer cooperative with outside projects. I am trying to finish my deck, major project, replaced some rotten boards, redid the who top railing and sanded the entire deck, 12' x 24.' Not sure what took longer the sanding or replacing the rotten boards, either way, it was very time-consuming.

This weekend, we worked on her upper bedroom deck took all the old railings and posts down, replaced them with new ones, and it looks awesome. We also got to watch the final show with The Tragically Hip ending their tour in their hometown of Kingston; was truly a remarkable performance by Gord Downie and his band. I was impressed with the performance under the circumstance with the health issues of Gord Downie.  How he handle himself and spoke about what being Canadian meant to him, having our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the event meant a lot to him.

It all takes time away from the weekend

Sunday arrived we went out for breakfast and then back to working on the final stages of her deck. Had an early supper, packed up all of my tools, and all the rotten wood from the deck that will make good firewood for the fire pit one day. Got home by eight, showered and watched the closing of the Olympics from Rio or perhaps they watched me. Yes, I do have a TV in my bedroom for that particular reason it puts me to sleep, may as well be in my bed if that is my mission.

So how did you spend your weekend?

The before and after look, prep work is what takes
up so much time

Coming along, still a lot of work left

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Thursday, August 11, 2016

How do You Define a Greater Leader with You're Network Marketing Team

August 11, 2016

One of the biggest reason people joins different types of MLM or E-commerce companies frequently involves the individual who sponsored them. People join different marketing companies because they want to make sure they will have endless support from their leaders in the organization. A common problem with the Network Marketing Industry, why most fail within this industry lack of support from their upline.

Some of the question you will need to ask your sponsor before signing up? What kind of training will I get, do you do three-ways with my prospects, is their webinars and training material I can study? Is there a system our team is currently using is there a cost factor involved with the material I will be using, is there a company website that we get and is there a cost with this site? By asking these's straight forward questions will provide you with confidence to take on the task at hand.

A good leader will take the time to train you and allow you to understand what needs to be achieved on a daily base. The most important part of joining any Network Marketing company is leaning your BackOffice and all the tools and also how to navigate correctly from tab to tab in the back office.

A good leader is filled with self-confidence, understands his industry and can answer any question about the company, product, pay plan or any other direct issues that should be answered immediately. He should be able to answer them without any hesitation; this shows you his confidence level, someone, you feel comfortable with and want to work with them.

Some of the qualities I looked for in a leader is his appearance, is he or she organized, is he or she treating their people with respect and integrity. When he walks into a room, do people come to him and shake his hand and feel wow by his presence?. Is he or she introducing new members to top achievers within the organization, is he or she sharing all the information and latest developments with his or her team?

Good Team leaders never disclose any fear to his team, always ready praise a team member for his or her accomplishment, allows people to talk and is an excellent listener.  Leaders are more concern with the growth of their organization, not their bonus checks. Good leaders always do what they say they would do for the team, whether it is a three-way call with new prospect, or just answer questions to new members.

An exceptional leader is always training his staff to develop as leaders themselves, so they can also create more leaders in their organization, all about teamwork. He will never pitch another member to join another MLM company; this is a common mistake with many leaders in Network Marketing they are always hopping from program to program.

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Why are Some People Successful and others are Not

August 10, 2016

Why are some people successful well others are not? I think education helps you get a good job, but it is not the main ingredient of becoming successful. I have been a student with this topic most of my life read as many books, listen to all the CDs, cassettes back then that I could get my hands on with this subject.

I did learn one critical ingredient that most of the successful people had, and that was being able to believe in themselves. As Earl Nightingale said, "what the mind perceives it will achieve." Understanding that if we visualize who we want to become we can slowly make the process working on obtaining a better quality of life, better-paying job, more satisfaction and great passion and purpose for living your life without any boundaries.

You need to acquire a passion for what you do and who you want to become with your purpose in life. If you have a passion, all the other factors will follow into place, one at a time. But not having a passion will leave you lost and searching for your true identity of what you want with your life. We all have the same opportunities to do whatever it is we want to accomplish. No one is born with this quality; you develop it as you understand what your purpose and passion are all about who you want to become with your mission.

Let's talk about what your purpose in life and what it should mean to you. This easiest way to understand if you're living a life of purpose is when you wake up, are you excited, filled with energy about your day and have a passion for what is in store for today. If you feel entirely different, then you need to change your mindset to a different level.

You can achieve your state of consciousness mind by using various programs, such as meditation I use a program called InfiniSync, tapping for success is one of my favorite ways of developing an active, conscious mind. Using these's programs will provide you with benefits of a relaxed mind for you to develop to becoming active with your journey and purpose. There are many good programs out there, what works for you is what you should use.

Most of us have been living a life without any purpose or passion for the last 10, 20, or even 30 years. When you finally discover this feeling your soul will become alive, filled with energy and ready to take on the world of the mysteries and adventures that will come our way. You will just know that feeling when you feel it for the first time.

How do we find what are passion in life is? That is a question that only you can answer, what makes you happy, what do you enjoy doing each and every day, what changes could you make that will improve your overall happiness? Some of the questions you will need to answer to understand what your passion is and how you can adjust to it. Here is a great place to start with much more detail on how you can find what truly is your passion. Personal Excellence Blog has a 7 part series for you to understand what your passion is. I highly recommend it, all the material I suggested on this article I use daily.

I hope this article has provided a starting point for your journey with your Passion and Purpose in your life. If you have enjoyed it, please leave me your thoughts.

Photo taking by me, on one of the "ABC" islands. 

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Creating Your Personal Brand for You or Your Company

August 9, 2016

One of the key elements many major companies create a brand is for the logical reason when they view a certain brand it relates it back to their business. Think of Nike there brand is "Just Do It" when you hear those words, it immediately makes you think of Nike. Branding is so important that many major companies buy other companies specifically for their brand. Example, when Kraft bought Cadbury for $19.5 billion dollars they did not buy it for the factory's or their products, Kraft bought it for their brand.

Branding your company or corporation will increase the value of your business many times more than the actual product, it creates tremendous appeal for that company if it decides one day to put it on the open market to be sold.  Many reasons why branding has become so vital and important to any business or corporation as more and more companies are using Social Media Platforms to spread their brand. This has become big business for many Advertising Agencies with fewer and fewer names to select from slim pickings.

When your company or corporation has the right brand, it becomes knowing in the international world as a major player due to all the online access we all have so now we can expand at a much greater pace than ever before. Creating the correct brand for your company will take a skilled advertising agency that understands the power of a brand and how to get it noticed worldwide, or just locally if that is your mission.

With the correct branding strategies, your business can improve in many areas such as product recognition, provide more awareness for your advertising marketing plans. It will also build trust with your company, also increase the value of your business and increase your database with new customers. Just to mention a few reasons why you should take the time to create your company or corporation brand. If you want to control your market share of the pie, then you need to have a strong brand to keep ahead of your competition.

One of the most important reasons brandings is so important to any industry it can communicate with your audience at a level that you would never be able to, with just an ad or promotion, branding sends a physiological message that has the soft sell of empathy, trust and creates dedicated clients to your business.  The top one hundred companies who use the branding features to its full advantage of creating a lasting impression with their audience.

Here is an example of some of the Branding Cards Karatbars has created, if you 
would like more information you can 
register your free account with Karatbars 
and have access to all that is involved with creating your branding cards for your business, charities, non-charity events or any type of personal brand you would like to create. I would be more than happy to assist you with your creations.

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Monday, August 8, 2016

Key Elements to Understanding the Mindset of Your Future Prospects

August 8, 2016

What are the key elements of understanding the mindset of future and potential prospects? We make cold calls and never take the time to review their profile on such platforms as LinkedIn, Facebook and so many other social media platforms that will provide you priceless information on the person your calling.

Sales are all based on an essential element of understanding their emotional state and how you will approach this client. People buy items when you have them in an emotional state, not a logical state. When they are in a  logical state, it means they are thinking and reviewing everything that you have shared.  Why would anyone spend $100,000.00 on a brand new vehicle when a $20,000.00 car provides the same results getting you from point "A" to point "B."

There is not one single logical reason that says you have to spend $100,000.00 on a vehicle. If you can think of one logical reason, please do share it with us. They bought that vehicle based on their minds being in an emotional state, and they saw themselves as someone special, better than most it increased their status symbol all emotional reason not one is a logical reason.

In most cases people who buy high ticket items barely can afford the payments, there are exceptions of course there are. If your wealthy you can do whatever you want in most cases, but I am talking about the average hard working "blue-collar" type of people that exist. So your job is to understand who you're dealing with and making sure you're understanding when you first speak to a client there mindset is at a logical state. Now you need to convert and shift their thinking to an emotional state.

 How do you do this? This will apply to any industry that involves selling you need to know your product inside out, have proven testimonials from past clients. An excellent sales staff is well trained understands that painting a story is the best way to selling anything, people listen to stories and visualize themselves owning that product in their mind. This is very effective if you're in the automotive industry. People see themselves taking their first trip, what will their neighbors, friends say about what they have just purchased, it is all about status and feeling good about your investment.

People will only buy, or join your business if they feel that you understand their need, they have confidence in you as a professional, people purchase items or join companies because they have faith in you and the information you have provided and shared with them. Why it is so important to listen to the needs of your customers. When you listen to your prospect, you know exactly what they are looking for. "There is an old saying people do not like to be sold but love to buy." Keep this in mind at all times.

Selling is a process, and you need to have an updated process, continuous training, learning all you can see about all the latest developments within your industry. Customers want to feel confident with who they are dealing with, so you need to be as competent as possible with your product your selling. Why the first impression is so important with any type of communication with another human. When you understand your product and how it will solve or improve a potential client is how sales are generated in a down market or any other type of market. Sales is an Art, it is why some are very successful in this industry, they have master the skills at all levels of the process.

Regardless of what you are selling, the purpose of business is all about making your client and company's life better. When both parties feel like they got exactly what they were looking for it is a win, win situation for both sides. The best source of new prospects will always be the ones that get referred to you and your company. They already know something about who you are as a leader in this industry and feel confident you will provide them with the solutions they need.

Selling beginnings after the sales are made, a good salesperson will follow up with their new client and ask them generic questions making sure they are still very satisfied and if they have any issues that need to be addressed. You have just done something 97 percent of the sales staff never do, a follow-up call. It is an excellent time if they are totally satisfied to ask for a referral. A simple question like do you know anyone who will also benefit from what you have just purchased? People love to talk about who they are and what they have, what a concept?

Good sales people never run out of prospects, because all the 
referrals they get from past sales,  they keep in contact with their clients, 
always there to help them with any problem they may have.

Picture taking by (my daughter) Ashley Botelho, somewhere in Colorado

What if you were able to brand yourself like no one else in your industry? Would this get your attention? I will share some information that could change how you are performing with your prospects and closing ratio, the only number that matters.
 Do you know your closing ratio?

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Importance of This Asset with Your Retirement Planning

August 4, 2016

The hardest obstacle we face daily is meeting all of our financial obligations. With so much going out each day, week or on a monthly base, so how do we control all that we spend and perhaps cut down with some of the bills and convert them into part of our savings plans for the future.

Most people spend more time and energy planning their vacation than they do planning their retirement. You have to make a conscious effort each and every day of reviewing your accounts, and see what is going out and what is coming in. If you did this each and every day, you would find bills that could be avoided or reduced and taking that money and putting it into a savings account that provides you with a much better return than banks will pay you with interest.

So what is this Asset that I mentioned on the subject line all about? The asset is "Gold," one that can not be reproduced and it will always maintain its real value with inflation. Let's illustrate an example an ounce of gold had a value of $35.00 US Dollars back in the 1930's. The ounce of gold had a value of also $35.00 US Dollars, fair to say they both had the same purchasing power back in the 1930's. The ounce of gold and the paper money at the time; it could buy you a new suit, a pair of shoes, dinner for two, go and watch a movie with your sweetheart, order soft drinks, along with popcorn and fill your vehicle with gas.

Now let's fast forward this to August 2016, the paper money is still worth approximately $35.00 US Dollars, but the ounce of gold has a current market value $1,360.00 US Dollars. With the paper money, you would be lucky to get two people going to a movie and buying some soft drinks and popcorn, forget about all the other items that the paper money had the ability to purchase back in the 1930's. But if you had an ounce of gold, it would still provide you with all the items it purchased back in the 1930's and with some money left over. 

If you would like to understand more about this asset and what it can do for your financial future you can register as a "Free Partner" it will provide you access to all the same features in the back office as if you were a "Paid Partner." What do you have to lose? 

Once you have reviewed all the features and information and the benefits of acquiring gold in small denominations of gold, 1 gram, 2.5 grams or 5 grams. If you decide to make a bigger purchase, it is all up to you. Now you can afford to buy gold since you do not have to buy an ounce and lay out $1,360.00 with gold's current market value. The best part of it all, when you are ready to sell it, you can sell it back to the company at the current market value of what gold is valued at.

If you like what you have read and checked out everything that this company can do for you and your family, send me an email to, and l will send you more information that explains this opportunity in much greater detail.

Regardless of what you do in life, you will always need a map, drawing of what you desire in life. Than you can visualize your purpose in life, why complicated it. How buildings are designed with a picture of what it will look like. Same as our life's.

This is not the fiat currency, but a much more superior one.

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Welcome To Karatbars International

July 26, 2016

I have been an Independent Business Partner with  Karatbars almost since day one; we do not sell lotions or potions. Karatbars International is not an MLM but an E-commerce business. We do not have a set of levels where you would only get paid on. We get paid on all our levels into infinity. One of the features that attracted me to this industry.  Karatbars is providing a clever way of allowing people from all walks of life with an opportunity to purchase gold in small quantities. Examples, you can buy 1 gram, 2.5 grams or  5 grams of 999.9 24 Karats LBMA approved accredited refinery.

Karatbars International does not charge their partners for their website; there are no fees to become a partner if you decide to upgrade to one of the four packages, Bronze, Silver, Gold and VIP each one has a different commission structure. Karatbars International also provides you with an opportunity for you to get an upgraded package for Free. Learn more about how to take advantage of this opportunity, just register your free account and you can read how to accomplish this in your back office. "Register your Free Account Now with Karatbars."

You have the options of becoming a customer or take advantage of their lucrative affiliate program. The best part of the Karatbars there are no requirements or levels for you to reach and generate income. You can walk away from the business, come back when you're ready to start again. The business just keeps growing for you as we have a Binary System like no other system l have encountered.

With Karatbars Affiliate program you have eight primary options of ways to earn income. Again you can review all of this information even with a free account; you have the same access as a paid partner has. You have absolutely nothing to lose what so ever, perhaps a little of your time to understand the power of the Asset Gold. How you can afford to be an owner of this expensive meal at an affordable price. Review all your income options in the back office or watch the Company Presentation Video Below.

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Once you decide to join our team you will be one of the lucky ones, since are upline were one of the first to meet the President and CEO Harald Seiz of this company back in 2011 before the company had officially launched as Karatbars International based in Stuttgart, Germany. If you have a burning desire to understand more about this company, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. How this company can provide you with an opportunity to educate you on how you can save more than you spend. I would be honored to have you as my partner, and we can set up an appointment and l will call you personally and review your questions.

Two things will happen you will do absolutely nothing and that is perfectly fine, or you will join and learn the steps to our success for your future savings. If you send me, your best email l will gladly send you an E-Book for Free that my partner and I wrote for our team to have a basic understanding of how this all works.

Request a "Free Copy of The Millionaire Habit."

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

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