Who Is Roberto Torres?

Posted September 20, 2008 by Roberto Torres
Categories: My Story

Roberto and Cleta on a cruise to Mexico

Roberto and Cleta on a cruise to Mexico

My Story

Hello and welcome.  Thanks for your interest.

My name is Roberto Torres, and my wife Cleta and I have been married over 27 wonderful years and we have four beautiful daughters, Sarah, Raquel, Kristina and Keila. I appreciate you stopping by my personal website to read my bio and learn more about how I might be able to help you.

I currently earn a full-time income working from the comfort of our home using the Internet, email, and the telephone. I’ve been earning a full-time income from home online since 2003, mostly within the network marketing and direct sales industry.

We enjoy an incredible sense of security and peace of mind because we’ve created MULTIPLE streams of income – so if any one or two streams dry up, it’s no big deal… we’ll still be able to pay the bills and feed the kids 😉  We have found a way out.

On this page you will be able to check out my credentials as well.

I also invite you to subscribe to my FREE 7 Day “Keys To Winning In MLM” Training Series .

>Click Here For My FREE Special Training Series<

People know me as an open, direct, fun loving guy.  What we call a blue personality.  I’ll share more with you about the personality colors later.

I tell it like it is, get to the point, and I give people tons of beneficial information.  Making money becomes almost effortless once you understand leverage and marketing, and I’ll share with you what I know works.

I’m excited to jump out of bed each day and enjoy working late into the night, simply out of love for what I’m doing… and that’s helping others in any way I can.

There’s no magic to what I do or what I’ve accomplished.  I just keep an open mind and try lots of things.  Some workout, some don’t.

“Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill

I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals and dreams.

But don’t take my word on it, see what others are saying…

“Roberto has been my personal mentor and sponsor for over a year now.   He has helped me learn through self discovery so that what I learn really becomes part of me.  Today I am enjoying success in my business and helping others to do the same.” – Martha Calder. Fort Bragg, CA

“Roberto is always searching for ways to help our team.  He created a phenomenal system that will simplify getting new Marketing Executives started on the right track.  As far as support, he and Cleta have always been there for me.  I feel privileged to be a part of their team and know without a doubt that their goal is success for each of us.” – Demetri Benton. Reidsville, NC

“Roberto to me is a true leader as he knows what needs to be done and has the “Power of One” system in place and working effectively.  He is constantly searching and implementing ideals to help the team achieve their dreams.” – Marge Walter. Oak Harbor, WA

“Roberto, You are by far one of the best sponsors I have ever had in this industry. After struggling for over 3 years I am just so thankful I found you. Your amazing ability to teach me what works and more importantly what doesn’t work, has helped me fulfill my true potential… Further helping me be all that I can be not only to myself but others as well.” – Scott Bradley. Aliso Viejo, CA

Over many years of marketing online, I’ve found that websites and emails really don’t validate trust or relationship building when it comes to getting involved in business opportunities.

There are so many scams and sites that will take your money and rip you off.

Have you ever noticed that we tend to do business with people that we like and trust, and find credible?  I wanna be able to connect and identify with you in some small way.

That’s why you will notice this site is not some boring replicated site that everyone else has. It’s unique, because it’s about ME and my family, and not some dull, uninspiring and lifeless Biz Op site (which you see most of the time).

We are average people and probably have many of the same goals and dreams as you.  Financial freedom, time freedom, and more time with our four beautiful daughters.  I am a Police Officer (retired at age 46) and Cleta is a Postal Worker.  Believe me those alarm clocks are annoying.

Born In New York

I was born in Manhattan, NY to a middle-class family. I am the youngest of four children.  Sometimes I am still introduced as the baby brother. I am in my 40’s!  🙂

My parents were very entrepreneurial when I was growing up. From owning a cab service, a body & fender repair shop, to owning several hot dog stands. In fact, my mom is an old time network marketer; she was a Fuller Brush distributor many, many years ago.

Growing up and seeing the amount of money they made always gave me a desire to be my own boss. However, the amount of hours they worked was frightful.  They had no time Freedom to speak of.

Always wanting to help people, I put away my dream of being my own boss and decided I wanted to be a police officer.

So, at 17 I joined the United States Army and became a Military Police Officer. That led me to a 20 plus year career in law enforcement after leaving the military.

Cleta was born in Jamaica, West Indies. Her parents were also very entrepreneurial and she has that entrepreneurial blood flowing through her also. Her mom was at one time an Avon distributor.

She is my dream girl. We met when we were very young and have been together since.  She has been the one that rekindled the entrepreneurial flame in me again.

Cleta helps me stay on track and is always there to encourage me and make sure I stay Focused on the positive, on what really matters.

We love spending time with our four daughters and my mom. We love taking trips and vacations. Especially to Disney World.

We love that our two oldest daughters are involved in business with us and our two youngest will also join us when they become of age.

Can you imagine the benefit of knowing how to work from home and not have to go and work for someone else if you choose to do that. Our daughters can now do that.

By the way, here are some of our personal pictures. I don’t know about you, but I believe there’s no better way to get to know someone than to see them with the people they love, doing the things they enjoy!

And I think a big part of someone getting to know you is to find out more about where you live, what you do, and what’s important to you.

I wish someone would have taught me that when I was 18 years old.

Entrepreneurial Flame Rekindled

About six years ago, I knew that I would be retiring soon and wanted to find something else to do. I am a martial arts instructor and have enjoyed success as an international martial arts instructor teaching martial arts seminars around the world.

I also have seven Instructional videos on the market. In 1994, I had the privilege of appearing on the cover of Inside Kung-Fu magazine.

Therefore, we decided to pursue the martial arts as a business and opened up a martial arts school.  It cost us $30,000 just to open the doors!  Yikes!  The first few months were glamorous and enjoyable.

Until we wanted to go on vacation and soon realized that our two trips a year to Florida and Disney World were gone. We were married to the business. Along with that came all the headaches of owning a traditional brick and mortar business.

Perhaps you have been there yourself.  We had to order the products and keep them stocked, we had to handle returns, and we had to chase down the people who would not pay their bill on time or at all.  What a headache.

It was during this time I was introduced to Network Marketing by one of my students.

Old School Network Marketing – Yuk!

We started building our business the old traditional way, belly-to-belly and face to face.  I like to say this is my mothers networking marketing method, (she was a Fuller Brush distributor).

We thought this was great. By following this belly-to-belly method, we brought in over 60 people in a weekend in one particular program we were in. However, that got old quick.

We then quickly found ourselves doing three meetings a week, traveling with VCR’s, white board (to draw circles, lol), video tapes, audio cassettes and other materials. That got old quickly too.

I had been using the internet since around 1985 but never thought about it as a tool for building a business. At that time, you would sign onto the internet through prodigy and perhaps find one or two people to talk to.

It wasn’t until our oldest daughter Sarah was getting into computers and the internet that we learned about this powerful tool.

The Internet Phase

We started learning about instant messaging, chat rooms, and websites. The World Wide Web at that point seemed like a strange thing and waste of time. It was at this point I learned about buying leads and using the phone to contact them.

This was tough work but to me it was better than running out and doing meetings. I used to spend a minimum of $1,000 a month on leads and make 100 to 150 dials a day, seven days a week.  It worked for us but it was not duplicable.

However, I eventually met some people who mentored on how to use the internet to build your network marketing business. Today I use and teach a completely different way of building my business.  Click here to see my secret weapon.  Shhh!

Today I do what I refer to as Internetwork Marketing. I strictly use the internet to build my business and have people come to me, instead of me chasing people down.

The internet offers many benefits to building a network marketing business:

1. It works 24/7

2. Gets more people looking at my information than I could face to face

3. It gets people coming to me for information

4. I build my business from home in my favorite pair of shorts or sweats

5. It is easily duplicable by average part time people

You can check out my credentials by doing a Google search on me like this: roberto+torres+MLM

I have also been featured in the following publications:

The Book: “It’s Time… For Network Marketing” by John Milton Fogg

I am also a contributing author to the “The Network Marketing Magazine” and I have written for the “Networking Times Magazine”

I have been blessed and honored to be recognized to be among “52 of the brightest minds inside and outside Network Marketing” along with such notables as Paul Zane Pilzer, Dr. Denis Waitley and Robert Kiyosaki

Hobbies and Interests

There are lots of things I enjoy. But, to say that I am a martial arts fanatic would be an understatement. I have been in the martial arts since I was eight years old.

Studying the martial arts has helped me learn other cultures and customs and it has taken me to various parts of the world.

I have traveled through the United States, Canada and have been as far as the Philippines in the pursuit of my martial studies.

I started the martial arts in 1968 and I have been teaching them since 1977. I love teaching martial arts seminars and clinics. The relationships we have been able to build because of the martial arts are priceless.

We still run an international martial arts organization today. I am still in demand for teaching and we are currently looking how to bring our martial arts teachings to the internet.

Cleta and the girls are into cooking and creating new recipes. Man they can cook.  We are also into personal and spiritual development, technology, reggae music, and decorating.

Travel is another hobby we enjoy. We have been to different parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy and Croatia. Some of these trips have been all expense paid trips by our network marketing companies.

Nothing better than having someone else flip the bill for your vacation. I can teach how you can do this also.

My other enjoyment is cars. I love my cars to look good and sporty. Even our family van is all tricked out.  Chrome wheels, skirt kit, 22 inch flat screen T.V.  with surround sound, DVD player, CD player, X-Box game system and a tri-fold bed. Sounds great, but I am just the driver.  😉

Believe me having this van (this is my third) has made it a real treat to take vacations with the kids.

Choosing Your Mentor and Sponsor

It’s important that you choose the right mentor and sponsor to work with. They do not have to be old timers in this industry to be of help to you. Great sponsors don’t necessarily need to be “old-timers” in their network marketing company.

They can be relatively new-what’s most important is that they are active and “plugged-in”. That way they can plug you in to the key people on the team and the company resources you need to get started quickly.

I love to teach.  It’s what I was born to do. Although I have skills in other areas of my life, I have come to the realization that my purpose is to teach.

In the martial arts most of my time has been spent on teaching and mentoring others.  In the military it was the same thing, I became an instructor and helped develop others to do the same.

Out of my 20 plus years in the police department, 17 of them were spent as an instructor.  Whether it be defensive tactics, firearms, or police general topics.

Now in the home-based business industry, I teach others how to create success for themselves and their families. I love to teach, it is my passion.

When you are looking for a sponsor, are they a recruiter or a sponsor? There is a big difference.  A recruiter is looking to sign people up and keep moving forward looking for the next score (sale)

A sponsor, a mentor has a different mind set. He believes that any person worth sponsoring is worth developing. The sponsor believes in building a relationship with those he sponsors. The recruiter wants to “Hit and Run”.

A true mentor and sponsor has a step by step system.  A system that works for the average part-time person.  A system that will work for the 92% of the population who do not like to sell or be sold.

You are probably part of that 92%.  Call me and we can find out within 60 seconds.

Success breeds success. It has a tendency to leave clues. Stop for a moment and think, who are you hanging out with?  Who are you listening to? And how is that working for you?

The secret to success in Network Marketing and Direct Sales is the recruiter is not building relationships or teaching any real skills. Therefore the people he brings into his business will quit.

The sponsor is building a duplicable system through relationships that can run downline through his organization. This builds a powerful downline. He is not building a downline of distributors, but a downline of Mentors and sponsors.

What is the difference between a recruiter and a sponsor? It is the difference between “hype” and “help”. The sponsor’s job begins when you enroll; the recruiter’s job ends when you enroll. The recruiter’s goal is to sign up people. The goal of the sponsor is to be a leader.

Before asking yourself which you want to be, ask yourself which do you want your upline to be. Remember, you are the upline to other people. Here is the key to winning in Networking Marketing:  Be a servant with an open heart.

How I Automate My Business

This is the big question.  When I coach people they always want to know how do I automate my business.  I will share that with you here.  But, let me first say that although I am all for automation, there is nothing wrong with calling leads.

The secret is having a good lead source and knowing what to say to those leads, so they can be attracted to you and be as rejection free as possible.  I teach this skills while people are learning how to generate their own leads and automate their business.

I’m like a consultant, an information booth or a tour guide, who tells people where to go to get information, and after they get it, I simply take their order and assist them in joining, simple as that.

So what tools do I use to automate my business?  What is it that you do to build relationships with people seeking information, based on who you are?

This is one of the big keys no one tells you about, but the fact is when people join a company or buy a product or service from you, they’re not just buying a product or joining a business, they’re buying YOU first!   People don’t just join companies, they join people as well.

Here’s a short list of what I use to automate my business. When you join me in any program I represent, I’ll teach you how to use each one, so you can automate your business too!

* Learn to brand your self like in this “Who Is Page” people join people, not some company or product. That’s why you need to learn to brand yourself – which makes you WAY more attractive as a Leader … a big key to your long-term success.

* Use traffic exchanges for a great way to create free leads.

* Become a blogger.  Speak about your hobbies, your family,your passion.

* Use autoresponders which offer benefits and not selling.

* Use professionally hosted lead capture pages on all your websites to build your own list and market to them.

* Place your websites in the search engines so people find you with your keywords.

* Write articles and submit them to article distribution sites.

* Use pay per click search engines like Google.

* Use the media and press releases to get free traffic.

* Use audio tools which allow you to put your voice on your website, your emails and build relationships with your visitors and allow your words to show people what to do.

* Create or use information products (such as my FREE training series) with your information embedded in them and make them viral.

My Business Portfolio

I am with a Network Marketing program allows me to make money from home.  I only work ONE Network Marketing program.  Along side of that I have a funded proposal which helps my team members fund their business while their Network Marketing company check grows.  It’s a win, win and you can win too!

I’ve written a brief explanation about it and a link to get more details. If you have an interest in anything you see on this site, or you just have questions, go ahead and call or email me.

I’m friendly and approachable, and I welcome your calls and emails with only one simple request: Please do your homework FIRST before contacting me. This way, you can gain an understanding of exactly what I have to offer here, and of course, the associated costs, etc. before we talk.

I’m available by email, Skype or by phone for advice or any comments or questions you may have!

I can be reached from 10AM – 10PM EST Monday – Thursday by calling 352-522-0253.
Skype: Mentor4Success59

Ok, here we go…

#1 Income Stream  – In the Wellness and Anti-Aging Industry

I won’t go into details here about the company I represent.  If you are interested in working with me, feel free to give me a call at my number listed below.  With out turning this into a commercial for my company I will say this:

I represent a very well established debt free Network Marketing company which has unique products focused in the area of anti-aging.  These products are having a very positive effect on peoples well being and overall health.

Along with that it gives people the ability to create a additional income stream which comes in handy with the way our current economy is going.

Get this FREE CD that gives you more details

This lucrative business opportunity is poised to capitalize on several trends present in our society today:

-A large, aging global population
-Increase in lifespan coupled with rising health care costs
-The lack of new job creation
-Insufficient personal finances to live a satisfying, comfortable retirement

Our business model rewards both experienced networkers and everyday people. It’s a model that can supply you the means to capitalize on these trends and build a successful business to help you achieve your personal and financial goals. Our opportunity provides a flexible plan that can be lucrative to participants looking to earn an extra income but only have a few hours to devote each week or those seeking an opportunity for unlimited potential based on their own effort and time.

Our dedication to your health and our desire to see you be successful is what drives us, inspires us and motivates us everyday. We can provide you with products, education and a financial opportunity that allows you to live a longer, healthier life.

Availability Is Limited

I can only personally coach and mentor a few individuals at any given time, so I ask that you be absolutely serious about earning additional income from home. I practice what I preach and enjoy my time freedom as much as I can. I can help you do the same.

Feel Free to Pick up your phone and call me. I DO answer all my calls, and I get back to everyone who calls and leaves a message. As I stated earlier, you’ll find I’m open, direct, fun loving, and accessible.

The stuff I can teach you will knock your socks off. If we mutually decide to partner together, prepare to develop a whole different outlook on life, money, and success. Get ready to get inspired and to truly re-create your life into anything you want. Anything.

My goal is to simply help you make an informed decision about what’s best for you.

I want to thank you for learning more about me, my family and the programs that I’m personally involved in. I sincerely appreciate you investing your valuable time in getting to know me better and I look forward to serving you!

This should get us off on the right foot so that you know where I stand and what I’m about… RESULTS, real results you can take to the bank.

I always tell people don’t let anyone else tell you what to do, don’t take any ones word for it. Do your own research.  Make your OWN decisions. Take responsibility for your own actions. You know what’s best for YOU. You’ll either be glad you did, or regret you didn’t.

This is about YOU changing YOUR financial situation. If you’re serious about changing
your life forever, let me know.

Please note, that my coaching time is valued at $300-$500 per hour. Of course when you JOIN me in my business there is no charge for my coaching and mentoring sessions

By joining me you will have UNLIMITED, FREE time with me, so it’s to your advantage to partner with me, just to learn my techniques and strategies to make my income from home on the internet.

Whether we do business together or not, I hope you find all the success that you desire.

Yours to count on,

Roberto Torres
352-522-0253 – Office Hours Monday – Thursday 10AM – 10PM EST.
Skype: Mentor4Success59


Click here to get FreeRKCD Affiliate Program

Advertisements

The Best Insurance Policy You Could Ever Have…Especially In A Recession

Posted April 23, 2009 by Roberto Torres
Categories: Articles

Today we have a guest article by my good friend Scott Bradley.  Scott is a young man I have had the pleasure of working with and can tell you he knows how to create networks.  Read carefully what he has to say in the article below.

The Best Insurance Policy You Could Ever Have…Especially In A Recession
By Scott Bradley

Connectivity

If you haven’t already figured out by now…we are in a recession . Not just any recession but rather one of the worst recessions since the great depression.

Every day more and more people are laid off and businesses struggle to stay afloat.

As employees and entrepreneurs experience hardships, there are a select few who are experiencing the economic storm and interestingly enough have nothing to fear and are thriving.

Who are these people you may ask?

The individuals who have nothing to fear are those who are highly connected in their niche.

Each of these very individuals who are highly connected, and who understand that “Connectivity is the New Currency In This Day And Age,” as my friend Michelle Price says, are those that thrive in their life no matter what the economy is doing.

Translated… “Your network is your greatest insurance policy if/when the shit ever hits the fan.”

I repeat…

Your network is your greatest insurance policy if/when the shit ever hits the fan.

Because these networkers in this economy have taken the time BEFOREHAND to build and nurture these types of relationships OVER TIME before a crisis hit, they now hold the key to many new opportunities and pathways that most people don’t have access too.

Now if anything ever happened to these types of individuals…
Lost their job…
Closed their business…
Suffered some sort of hardship…

Guess what their next move would be?

They would connect to and reach out to their network of course to ask for help/assistance/contacts etc!

So instead of waiting for the economy to get better, to build your network I highly recommend that you do these 5 things right now to get yourself on the path to not be a victim any longer.

As a famous person once said, “A victim blames, a victor learns.”

Don’t be a victim…please do these 5 things right now.

1. Call Every Friend You Have

Call each one of these friends to check up on them to see if there is any way you can help them. As someone who believes in giving for the sake of giving I know that it will come back 100 fold. Maybe not tomorrow or the next day, but sooner or later it always comes back in some way shape or form. Even though you may be struggling right now no matter what your situation, you never know what new opportunities this may create for you and plus it feels good to help others…this shouldn’t take you more than a day to do. By doing this, strengthening the bond with your contacts is a good thing in these tough times

2.  Put Yourself Out there

Meet more people in your niche. I don’t care how you do it…on the web or in person just get out there and pound some pavement. Meet some new people and find ways to work together with them. As you grow these new connections don’t forget to follow up!

3. Continue to Strengthen Your Online Presence

As you contribute to more communities online and are continuously seen, you open yourself up to more opportunities that can be presented to you. I can’t tell you how many times new opportunities have fallen into my lap because of someone I met on facebook or from someone who read my blog for the first time. Find a way to build your presence online and think of creative ways to leverage that going forward to land the gigs you want to attract into your life.

4. Make A List

Make a list of people you want to get to know, but have been procrastinating to introduce yourself to them. Know why you want to reach out to them, and once you create the list, figure out the best way to get in touch with them.

Do you have someone who possibly knows them that could introduce you? Do they have their e-mail on their blog or website?

Just be sure that when you reach out to anyone new that you make the e-mail/letter/phone call personal and customized, and don’t sound like a robot treating people like a number.

People want to be treated like people…NOT numbers…as one of my mentors, Roberto Torres ( www.KeysToWinning.com ) taught me a long time ago.

5. Have Some Fun

Even though we are in tough times, don’t be afraid to have some fun as you build new connections and strengthen the bonds with your contacts. Even though times like this can be stressful, don’t forget that we are all in this together, and that there are other people just like you who are dealing with the same economy.

So in summary :

As you shift your mind to a “higher level” of thinking about connections and relationships, don’t ever forget that your network is your greatest insurance policy, and they should NEVER be taken for granted. As you nurture the relationships over time you should never have anything to fear as you continue through the crazy journey of life.

You can learn more about Scott Bradley at www.NetWorkingEffectively.com

Click here to get FreeRKCD Affiliate Program

Treat’em Right and They Will Stay

Posted January 20, 2009 by Roberto Torres
Categories: Articles

Treat’em Right and They Will Stay
Copyright © Roberto Torres

http://www.WhoIsRobertoTorres.com

Lets face it retention in MLM is a problem and it’s more of a problem than many wish to admit. It seems especially now with the Internet that I am seeing more and more networkers jumping from company to company and attempting to work several companies at the same time because they have the Internet.

How having the Internet translates into being able to build several MLMs I don’t know.

What I do know is that there is a lot of people leaving one company for another or exiting

MLM all together.

I know this is not new earth shattering news for anyone who has been involved in MLM for 10 minutes, but I believe there is something that can be done to slow down the bleeding a lot, a whole lot.

I am happy to say that in most of my career in MLM I have had good retention by applying some very simple concepts. Most of the talk in our profession is focused on

recruiting, but very little is focused on retention. Yet, it’s my opinion that keeping them is just as important if not more important than recruiting them.

There is a simple progression that you should walk your distributors and customers through so that they volunteer to stick around you, your company and your products.

The progression is as follows:

1. First they become business associates or customers.

2. They become your friend.

3. They become part of your family.

Follow this simple 3 part progression and you will retention increase in your group.

So what can one do to create this kind of retention? Here is what I do.

Retention System In Effect

A. Everyone that joins my organization gets a welcome letter through email and then gets a greeting card / letter in the mail from various uplines. If it’s a customer than it is the same process except it would be a thank you email / letter.

B. A sequence of “checking in” calls are then put into effect that helps build the relationship between you and your new distributor or customer. These calls should be

over a 30 day period.

C. Tips and updates are sent on a weekly basis, providing more information about the business or the product (s).

D. A weekly conference call or meeting is provided weekly again to build that bond.

E. Look for every opportunity to congratulate on a success. This is both done for the business or the product. It doesn’t matter whether the person is a distributor or a customer.

F. Remember their birthday. Send a card and follow up with a phone call to those that have gotten close to you and are progressing from associate to family member.

G. Never miss an opportunity to meet in person when possible.

Apply this method over the next 90 days and teach your team to do the same and watch what happens to your retention.

The mistake that is often made in my opinion is that most networkers work on being responsive rather than proactive.

About the Author:
—————————————————————–
To find the Keys To Winning in your home based business, with
rejection free methods and a non-sales system visit:
http://www.whoisrobertotorres.com
—————————————————————–

Click here to get FreeRKCD Affiliate Program

Leader: Who Is It?

Posted October 22, 2008 by Roberto Torres
Categories: Articles

Leader: Who Is It?
Copyright © Roberto Torres

http://www.WhoIsRobertoTorres.com

Definition

According to Webster’s dictionary a leader is defined as a person who leads: as a: guide, conductor.

The above definition kind of lays the ground work for us as to what a leader is. A leader guides, not directs. Now the question that must be asked here if you want to know if you are a leader is are you guiding or are you directing?

We must be clear as we look at who is a leader, that we do not confuse it with power.

For example a man holding hostages at a bank will have people do what he says, but not because of leadership skills, but because he has a gun, therefore he has power.  He is the boss.

Being a boss does not necessarily make you a leader.

Destination

A leader has a place he or she is headed. They are so clear as to this destination that it just radiates off them and other people see it and want to go to that destination also.

A leader does not push, but rather pulls those who choose to follow by inspiring them and leading the way. Not by forcing them to follow, but just by simply lighting the way to the desired destination.

Vision

Vision is something that every leader has. Every leader has a clear picture of where they are going even if they have never been there before. They will find a way, because they are focused on getting to this destination they will do whatever it takes to get there.

Whether that means asking for help, learning new skills, or perhaps even adjusting the path of travel to get to the destination.

Be a Great Leader

Great leaders relate to the people they are leading. They don’t claim to be someone special, just one of the people who took a stand and said this is the direction I am headed, I will help you get there if you would like me to.

Great leaders trigger and shape things, they are culture builders, rather than just keeping things going by management mode.

Lincoln On Leadership

President Lincoln was one of the greatest leaders in our country who triggered and shaped things. The book “Lincoln On Leadership” by Donald T. Phillips shares some of the great gems that guided President Lincoln throughout his life.

Here are some samples that I feel apply so well to network marketing and the leading of a team.

-Remember everyone likes a compliment.
-Wage only one war at a time.
-When you make it to the top, turn and reach down for the person behind you.
-Have malice towards none and charity for all.
-Don’t surrender the game leaving any available card unplayed.
-Try not to feel insecure or threatened by your followers.
-Unite your followers with a “corporate mission”
-Choose as your chief subordinates those people who crave responsibility and take risk.
-Don’t lose confidence in your people when they fail.

Do any of the above sound familiar? I am sure as a leader you have already been applying many of the gems above. If you have not been, then I would encourage you to start doing so today.

Seize the moment and lead! It’s your destiny.

_______________________________________________________________________

Yours to count on,

Roberto & Cleta Torres
352-522-0253

The King & Queen of “No Rejection”

PS.
Take a peak at exactly what I do to create a full-time
income from home. http://www.WhoIsRobertoTorres.com

About the Author:
—————————————————————–
To find the Keys To Winning in your home based business, with
rejection free methods and a non-sales system visit:
http://www.WhoIsRobertoTorres.com
—————————————————————–


Click here to get FreeRKCD Affiliate Program

American Idol and Your Success

Posted October 6, 2008 by Roberto Torres
Categories: Articles

American Idol and Your Success
Copyright © Roberto Torres

http://www.whoisrobertotorres.com

Hello Friend,

So you are probably saying to yourself Roberto, what are you talking about?

What does American Idol have to do with my success?

First let me share with you that I am not a big TV watcher.

However I do enjoy American Idol. So while I am coaching
and helping people, my daughters are kind enough to record
the show for me.

The show started again this week and they always seem to focus
more on the people who audition and have no real singing talent.

This is usually a funny part of the show. But this year I picked up
on something I had not in the past seasons.

I was amazed at how many people really thought they could sing
but could not.

I was just watching in amazement how these folks would have a complete meltdown because the judges said they can’t sing.

I mean they really get upset. So they walk out of there arguing with the
judges. They talk about how the judges don’t know anything about music and how wrong the judges are.

I am sitting there looking at this and saying but they can’t sing! I mean don’t get me wrong I am no song bird myself. But I know I can’t sing.

That’s why I am not on American Idol.

Here is what I learned from American Idol. Are you ready?

Don’t miss this.

The lesson I learned from American Idol is this.

You can have all the desire, belief, motivation, take action,
positive thinking, goal setting, vision believing you want.

To be successful at it you must have skills!

It all comes down to what we say and do. Even Simon Cowell (who is the snobby judge on the show), tells people well you can sing but you have no personality. He’s right.

If we want to promote what we do, then we must know what to do and what to say.

All those other things I mentioned are important, but without skills you are a dead duck.

Unless of course you are William Hung (You have to be an Idol fan to know what I mean). 😉

Which then goes to show you what marketing can do. But that is a whole other subject.

To learn more about what skills you should develop give me a call 352-522-0253 and we can talk about it.

As always I can only share with you what is currently working for me
and my team. You are peaking inside my actual system.

Yours to count on,

Roberto & Cleta Torres
352-522-0253

The King & Queen of “No Rejection”

PS.
Take a peak at exactly what I do to create a full-time
income from home. http://www.WhoIsRobertoTorres.com

About the Author:
—————————————————————–
To find the Keys To Winning in your home based business, with
rejection free methods and a non-sales system visit:
http://www.whoisrobertotorres.com
—————————————————————–


Click here to get FreeRKCD Affiliate Program

The Daffodil Principle

Posted October 6, 2008 by Roberto Torres
Categories: Articles

The Daffodil Principle
Copyright © Roberto Torres

http://www.WhoIsRobertoTorres.com

Here is a story I heard when I first got started in my home-based business, which had a profound effect on me and my business building strategies. I post here now
for your enjoyment.

Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, “Mother, you must come and see the daffodils before they are over.” I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead. Going and coming took most of a day – and I honestly did not have a free day until the following week.

“I will come next Tuesday,” I promised, a little reluctantly, on her third call. Next Tuesday dawned cold and rainy. Still, I had promised, and so I drove the length of Route 91, continued on I-215, and finally turned onto Route 18 and began to drive up the mountain highway. The tops of the mountains were sheathed in clouds, and I had gone only a few miles when the road was completely covered with a wet, gray blanket of fog. I slowed to a crawl, my heart pounding. The road becomes narrow and winding toward the top of the mountain.

As I executed the hazardous turns at a snail’s pace, I was praying to reach the turnoff at Blue Jay that would signify I had arrived. When I finally walked into Carolyn’s house and hugged and greeted my grandchildren I said,”Forget the daffodils, Carolyn! The road is invisible in the clouds and fog,and there is nothing in the world except you and these darling children that I want to see bad enough to drive another inch!”

My daughter smiled calmly, “We drive in this all the time, Mother.”

“Well, you won’t get me back on the road until it clears – and then I’m
heading for home!” I assured her.

“I was hoping you’d take me over to the garage to pick up my car. The
mechanic just called, and they’ve finished repairing the engine,” she
answered.

“How far will we have to drive?” I asked cautiously.

“Just a few blocks,”Carolyn said cheerfully.

So we buckled up the children and went out to my car. “I’ll drive,” Carolyn offered. “I’m used to this.” We got into the car, and she began driving.

In a few minutes I was aware that we were back on the Rim-of-the-World Road heading over the top of the mountain. “Where are we going?” I exclaimed,distressed to be back on the mountain road in the fog. “This isn’t the way to the garage!”

“We’re going to my garage the long way,” Carolyn smiled, “by way of the
daffodils.”

“Carolyn, I said sternly, trying to sound as if I was still the mother and in charge of the situation, “please turn around. There is nothing in the world that I want to see enough to drive on this road in this weather.”

“It’s all right, Mother,” She replied with a knowing grin. “I know what I’m doing. I promise, you will never forgive yourself if you miss this
experience.”

And so my sweet, darling daughter who had never given me a minute of
difficulty in her whole life was suddenly in charge – and she was kidnapping me! I couldn’t believe it. Like it or not, I was on the way to see some ridiculous daffodils – driving through the thick, gray silence of the mist-wrapped mountaintop at what I thought was risk to life and limb.

I muttered all the way. After about twenty minutes we turned onto a small gravel road that branched down into an oak-filled hollow on the side of the mountain. The fog had lifted a little, but the sky was lowering, gray and heavy with clouds.

We parked in a small parking lot adjoining a little stone church. From our vantage point at the top of the mountain we could see beyond us, in the mist, the crests of the San Bernardino range like the dark, humped backs of a herd of elephants. Far below us the fog-shrouded valleys, hills, and flatlands stretched away to the desert.

On the far side of the church I saw a pine-needle-covered path, with
towering evergreens and manzanita bushes and an inconspicuous, lettered sign “Daffodil Garden.”

We each took a child’s hand, and I followed Carolyn down the path as it
wound through the trees. The mountain sloped away from the side of the path in irregular dips, folds, and valleys, like a deeply creased skirt.

Live oaks, mountain laurel, shrubs, and bushes clustered in the folds, and in the gray, drizzling air, the green foliage looked dark and monochromatic. I shivered. Then we turned a corner of the path, and I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight, unexpectedly and completely splendid. It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it down over the mountain peak and slopes where it had run into every crevice and over every rise. Even in the mist-filled air, the mountainside was radiant,clothed in massive drifts and waterfalls of daffodils. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns, great ribbons and swaths of deep
orange, white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, saffron, and butter yellow.

Each different-colored variety (I learned later that there were more than thirty-five varieties of daffodils in the vast display) was planted as a group so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue.

In the center of this incredible and dazzling display of gold, a great
cascade of purple grape hyacinth flowed down like a waterfall of blossoms framed in its own rock-lined basin, weaving through the brilliant daffodils. A charming path wound throughout the garden. There were several resting stations, paved with stone and furnished with Victorian wooden benches and great tubs of coral and carmine tulips. As though this were not magnificent enough, Mother Nature had to add her own grace note – above the daffodils, a bevy of western bluebirds flitted and darted, flashing their brilliance. These charming little birds are the color of sapphires with breasts of magenta red. As they dance in the air, their colors are truly like jewels above the blowing, glowing daffodils. The effect was spectacular.

It did not matter that the sun was not shining. The brilliance of the
daffodils was like the glow of the brightest sunlit day. Words, wonderful as they are, simply cannot describe the incredible beauty of that flower-bedecked mountain top.

Five acres of flowers! (This too I discovered later when some of my
questions were answered.) “But who has done this?” I asked Carolyn. I was overflowing with gratitude that she brought me – even against my will. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“Who?” I asked again, almost speechless with wonder, “And how, and why, and when?”

“It’s just one woman,” Carolyn answered. “She lives on the property. That’s her home.” Carolyn pointed to a well-kept A-frame house that looked small and modest in the midst of all that glory.

We walked up to the house, my mind buzzing with questions. On the patio we saw a poster. “Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking” was the headline. The first answer was a simple one. “50,000 bulbs,” it read. The second answer was, “One at a time, by one woman, two hands, two feet, and very little brain.” The third answer was, “Began in 1958.”

There it was. The Daffodil Principle.

For me that moment was a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than thirty-five years before, had begun – one bulb at a time – to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountain top. One bulb at a time.

There was no other way to do it. One bulb at a time. No shortcuts – simply loving the slow process of planting. Loving the work as it unfolded.

Loving an achievement that grew so slowly and that bloomed for only three weeks of each year. Still, just planting one bulb at a time, year after year, had changed the world.

This unknown woman had forever changed the world in which she lived. She had created something of ineffable magnificence, beauty, and inspiration.

The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principle of celebration: learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time – often just one baby-step at a time – learning to love the doing,learning to use the accumulation of time.

When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort,we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world.

“Carolyn,” I said that morning on the top of the mountain as we left the
haven of daffodils, our minds and hearts still bathed and bemused by the
splendors we had seen, “it’s as though that remarkable woman has
needle-pointed the earth! Decorated it. Just think of it, she planted every single bulb for more than thirty years. One bulb at a time! And that’s the only way this garden could be created. Every individual bulb had to be planted. There was no way of short-circuiting that process. Five acres of blooms. That magnificent cascade of hyacinth! All, just one bulb at a time.”

The thought of it filled my mind. I was suddenly overwhelmed with the
implications of what I had seen. “It makes me sad in a way,” I admitted to Carolyn. “What might I have accomplished if I had thought of a wonderful goal thirty-five years ago and had worked away at it ‘one bulb at a time’through all those years. Just think what I might have been able to achieve!”

My wise daughter put the car into gear and summed up the message of the day in her direct way. “Start tomorrow,” she said with the same knowing smile she had worn for most of the morning. Oh, profound wisdom!

It is pointless to think of the lost hours of yesterdays. The way to make learning a lesson a celebration instead of a cause for regret is to only ask, “How can I put this to use tomorrow?”

*NOTE: I do not know who wrote this. But it has had a huge effect on me and building my Network Marketing business.

Yours to count on,

Roberto Torres

The King of “No Rejection”

About the Author:
—————————————————————–
To find the Keys To Winning in your home based business, with
rejection free methods and a non-sales system visit:
http://www.WhoIsRobertoTorres.com
—————————————————————–


Click here to get FreeRKCD Affiliate Program