Don’t you just love those stories that end with “and they lived happily ever after?” We all grew up with these stories. Often called fairy tales. These stories have given us, as children and young adults, heads full of dreams and possibilities. It was a shame that real life seemed to get in the way.
Less than a year ago, we met Myron Golden. We had flown to Dallas, TX to attend his six figure business school. It is very difficult to try to capture Myron with words. He is a ball of energy, ideas, encouragement and challenge. If you can’t do something it’s only because you don’t know something yet is one of his favorite sayings. (I know I just paraphrased this, but you get the idea.)
Have you ever been faced with a questioning of your basic business understanding? We have all been brought up and in this education we have developed a commercial attitude. Most of us don’t have a clue, but it’s true. It wasn’t until I started to examine my past that I realized where my attitudes toward money and success came from. I don’t think a parent intentionally intends to develop a “bad” attitude. It seems like something out of everyday life.
When you meet Myron, you find out very quickly that you can’t use excuses. He had polio as a child. He has to wear a leg brace all the time. Well, you can read his story in his published books or attend one of his many seminars. What interests you is how to go from trash to cash. Let me describe the nine ways he brought about the transformation.
1. Network Marketing. So, does this first point put you off? If you are not a vice president or in a company, you might be better off rethinking your position. I am fully aware that there is a plethora of scam organizations out there, but if you do your research you will find that there is a greater plethora of great opportunities. Most of us fail in Network Marketing because we are unwilling to learn and make the necessary changes in our lives to be successful. When we fail, we can blame them. They had a bad business plan, the product is not very good, poor training, no training, etc.
2. Internet Marketing. You might as well realize that the world is changing and so is the business model. If you are afraid of the Internet, it’s because you don’t understand it. It’s here and there to stay.
3. Training seminars. If you read five books on a given topic, you are better informed than ninety percent of the people. Study a topic and start giving seminars on that topic.
4. eBay business. I always shake my head at this. It is amazing that people can make so much money on an auction site. But they do. It is certainly something that I have learned.
5. Record label. I don’t know how many of us will, but it worked for Myron. He could write poetry, so he teamed up with a musician. There is a clue. Team work.
6. Merchant accounts. It is a way for people who have an internet business to accept credit card payments. An independent company that will manage the money from your sales. You can actually team up with them and when you sponsor someone you get income as well.
7. Investment firm. When you start to make money, you better have a way to invest it or you will lose it.
8. Training. It is the “in-thing” these days. Anyone who is anyone seems to have a personal coach or mentor. When you get good at your business, you can coach others and get paid for the coaching.
9. Teleseminars. Why go to all the trouble and expense to rent a room in a convention center or a hotel when you can have the seminar over the phone? This is another area of change. There are actually companies that have free phone lines for conference calls. You can charge people to come or sell your products to those who came or both.
These are the nine things Myron Golden did to go from trashman to cashman.