Thursday, September 27, 2012

Live Continuing Education Webinars

If you're serious about earning a substantial online internet income, you will do whatever it takes to plug into the live continuing education webinars conducted by your leaders. Nothing, and I mean nothing will stop you.
Many internet marketers minimize 'old-fashioned' and 'outdated' principles forged and taught by the network marketing masters of yore. If you think you can build a lasting online internet income without staying plugged into your leaders' webinar training, think again. It is your responsibility to your team and to yourself to be there.
I have heard all of the excuses in the book for not attending webinars. Some people think they don't need them to succeed. Some people prejudge the webinar meeting, based on what they've attended in the past. Guess what? Authentic business webinars are not 'rah-rah!' Others complain or stop attending when their business is not growing fast enough. Trust me, if you truly want your goals, you'll attend every internet business meeting scheduled by your leaders, no matter what!
Too many people blame failure on the business, stop attending the webinars and go looking elsewhere for something 'better!' There is no magic business that's better. The magic is in your attitude, not in the business!
Positive attitude is shaped over time by desire and belief in your goals, books, audios and the number of free online meetings you attend! Negative attitude is shaped by your reactions to how slow your business grows, how many people are quitting and how much you talk about that. You're only sabotaging yourself if you don't stay plugged into the system and attend webinars.
Why? ...because everything duplicates! If you want a small business with no income, your people will do what you do. If you don't attend your live continuing education webinars, neither will your people. Your negative example will light a fuse in your organization.
The good news is that your positive example will also light a fuse of excitement in your team! When I learned that principle, my eyes were opened to a powerful truth that snapped me out of my self-imposed misery and failure! I was finally able to say to myself:
"Let's see...if I stop working, avoid the webinars, complain about slow growth and quitters, spend money foolishly, blame the business for my failures and talk to everyone about those things, so will my people! Oh! That explains why they're dropping out like flies and I'm making no money!"
It was because I attended enough meetings over the years that those simple truths were finally drilled into my thick skull. I also don't need to be reminded when the next webinar is scheduled. I'm there, period!
We invite everyone on our team to our free webinars. Don't get me wrong. We won't judge you if you don't attend. That's your business. However, it sends a loud message to leaders on where they should invest their time.
Go to webinar training on a regular basis and invite your team. It is a proven fact that the people who attend the live continuing education webinars keep their attitude positive and end up making more money than those who do not stay plugged into the system.
Commit To Your Dreams!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Insurance Continuing Education Credit Requirements and Guidelines

All states are different when it comes to what requirements need to be meet for continuing insurance education. Illinois has it pretty easy compared to many states. This article lets you know exactly what you need to do to fulfill you requirements.
To meet requirements you will need a total of 30 ce credit hours every 2 years, or biennially if you want to be wordy. This is on par with the rest of the nation. You can choose from a variety of different courses to educate yourself on as well. A mandatory 6 hour course must be take if you are planning selling LTC or long-term-car insurance in the state of Illinois. The good news is the class if fairly easy, and it counts towards you thirty hour requirement.The course is state specific.
You have to make sure that you have completed the courses by the time you license renewal date arrives. Like all things however, it is recommend you get all you Illinois CE requirements out of the way at least 4 weeks before the deadline. This way the CE provider has time to notify of your compliance. Your license renewal date will be 2 years after the issuance date. If you received your license on march 15, 2008, you will have to renew by march 15, 2010. If you miss this date you may have to stop selling for several weeks till you meet compliance.
You have the choice to take either independent study courses or classroom course. Independent self study courses are available on and offline, and are generally much less of a hassle than classroom courses. They are also usually much cheaper. You are allowed to carry over 15 credit hours from the last reporting period. This is only if you exceed you needed 30 credit hours. This may happen if you have already fulfilled you requirements, but decide to get a new license in the middle of the term.
In the state of Illinois, you are not allowed to repeat any course within a three year period. This is to stop you from taking the same course over again and not expanding your knowledge. Take new courses may inspire you to offer a new product. Many states require the final exam to be monitored. Illinois however does not. You can take the exam in the comfort of your own home as many times as you want until you pass. Additionally there are several agents who are exempt from CE course work. They include industrial heath, industrial life, travel cancellation, and travel health.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Top 3 Tips on Stock Market Education For a Beginner

As a beginner you are entering a brave new world of stock trading. Stock market education for a beginner can be daunting - and costly. Though I'm now a casual day-trader my experiences have allowed me to touch many aspects of the market.
I could have done with these tips when I was starting out.
As a beginner you have choices. You can be impatient and buy a chimp to place pins in a list of stocks and throw money at those, making darn well sure you keep your fingers crossed and a rabbit's foot handy.
Most people do this (not with the chimp and rabbit's foot obviously!) and wonder why they don't make any money. Essentially what you are doing is gambling, putting your stock investments at the mercy of the market.
You get round this beginners impatience by learning stock trading strategies, there is plenty of advice online about them some of it at my website, details below.
It's a good idea to buy a book on the market or scour the internet to get familiar with stock graphs and the jargon involved and with stock trading strategies so that you take some of the risk out of investing.
The internet is great for information. Everything you need to make money is there. You can learn about trends, stock news, get tips and get archived share prices for most stocks. The difference between you and the next person will be that you spot the latest trends, read the stock tips and scour the accounts of companies to crunch numbers.
There are reliable places you can go to get free stock quotes just filter out the trash, as there is much on the internet these days.
The knowledge comes from the books and from the internet; the experience comes from going out there and investing.
Educate yourself until you get to the point where you can finger a stock and give detailed reasons to buy (trends, p/e, price study) it based on your research. Once you get this knowledge you will be confident enough to buy. Don't be put off by losing money. In the long run those who learn and do their due diligence are rewarded - maybe. In short focus on a clear set of strategies you can employ at short notice once you finger a potential stock.
I realise that not everyone has the time and patience to study Fibonacci numbers, analyse charts and patterns and crunch numbers. The biggest problem with buying great stocks and doing your homework is that for some unknown reason they can go down even when the evidence suggests they should be rising. Check out my site to figure out an easier way of making money and picking what stocks to invest in, without the brain ache!