Chris McMaster,Internet Lifestyle Consultant

Helping People Live an Internet Lifestyle

Know Your Why

Know Your Why

A very important part of becoming successful in any field is knowing why you want it.Know your why
You have to know why you are doing the hard work.
You have to know why you try again when you fail.
It is not enough to say you want plenty of money.
You have to know, what will that money mean to you?
What things and experiences will it buy you?
What will be your definition of success?

Here are some questions to help with the process.

1.What Four things have you already accomplished that you are proud of?

I find this a very powerful question.
The things you have achieved in the past that you are proud of,
may be clues to what will be satisfying in the future.
It may not be the achievement itself that is important,
but what you had to do to achieve it.

2. Make a list of things you want in the next 10 years

Experiences, travel, business goals, family, individual rewards.
Some people say to set a number here,50,100. I think the number is irrelevant,really.
The important thing is the passion with which you want those things.
A few things you are really paasionate about are more important than a hundred lukewarm wishes.

3. Look at each item and give it 1, 3, 5, 10 years to accomplish…

Count how many you have in each year
1 Year ________ 3Years__________ 5 Years __________ 10 Years_______

Make sure you have some long range goals,
there should be a balance between short term and long term goals.

4.Look at your list and pick out the most important in your 1 year list.

Why are these goals important to you?

5.What kind of person must I become to achieve all I want?

This is the million dollar question.
The true purpose of goals is in who you have to become to achieve them.

When someone becomes a millionaire, the least important thing is what they have.Know your why
The most important thing is what they have become.
– Jim Rohn

How to Set and Reach your Goals

1.Determine Your Position by asking yourself:

Where am I now?
Where am I going?

2.Define Your Purpose by asking yourself:

What do I want to have?
What do I want to do?
Who would I like to be?
Who would I like to help?

If I had________________, I would____________________________.
This is an interesting statement.You hear it often.
If you want to be a generous person and give to charity,do it now.
Don’t wait until it won’t hurt.Give what you can now. Don’t be stupid about it.
But,look at things you may give up,in order to give to someone else. Be a giver.
If you want to travel, do what you can now. A day trip here, a weekend there.
Create the expectation in your mind that these things are happening.

3.Describe the Benefit.

What is it going to look like when you achieve your goals? What will you feel?
Who else will benefit?

4.Pursue with Desire

Actively set out to achieve your goals with your dreams in mind.

Watch out for Dream Busters:

Family – they truly want to protect us from failure.
Friends – use logic and reason to make you doubt yourself.
This is also under the guise of caring for you trying to protect you from failure.
Fatigue – makes us doubt our decisions, makes us pessimistic and negative.
Fear – of failure.

Don’t try to analyze and solve all problems now….. Take one day at a time, one problem at a time!

The Power of Dreams

The greatest potential power in our lives is the ability to dream.
Our dreams reflect the life we wish to live.
When we allow our dreams to guide us,
it builds a creative force within us that moves any obstacles in our way.
Dreams do cost us – they make us accountable.
We cannot be afraid to fail – nor should we!
Mistakes teach you and should inspire you to be better.
Don’t be afraid of criticism – it’s constructive!
So, don’t let it discourage you, and instead use it to drive you to success.

Vague Dreams – Keep you going without accomplishing much.
They can’t be measured and as such,
they will never be achieved because you don’t know where you are going.

Specific Dreams – Can be measured.
So, you know exactly where you are going and you know when you have reached your goal.
This gives you a sense of satisfaction and keeps you focused –
this will pull you past obstacles in the future.

5.Diagnose the Problem

Why don’t I have__________?
What are the obstacles in my way?

6.Design a plan

What are the methods and tools needed?
Who is my mentor(s)?

7.Discipline my Personality

What do I need to change?
Habits-create good ones,overcome old ones
Character -what are my strengths and weaknesses?
You may benefit from discussing this with someone who knows you well.
Hopefully, they will give you an honest appraisal.
Do not get defensive or angry at any criticism.
Rather, ask why they have that opinion.
What behaviour of yours gave them that impression.
You can then evaluate their opinion, and decide how valid it is.
You can then decide to alter your behaviour or attitude if needed.

8.Deposit the Price

What will it cost? Money,time,effort?
What am I willing to sacrifice?
Will it be worth it?

9.Depend on People

Who can I involve?
Everyone needs at least one person to help them accomplish their goals,
someone to be accountable with…..Search for that person!

Problems are never the problem…
it is our response to the problem that is the problem.
We have the ability to choose how we respond.
We are the only creature on earth with the ability to choose our attitude – choose wisely!Know your why

This article is based on a goal setting workshop I did a few years ago.
I have added some thoughts of my own,based on further learning and experience.
Before you can achieve anything worthwhile in life,
you must Know Your Why.

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5 Questions to ask yourself before starting Network Marketing Business

5 Questions to ask yourself before starting Network Marketing Business

Here are 5 questions to ask yourself before starting network marketing business,
that may save you a lot of wasted time and effort.

1 Why?

Why do you want to start in networking? What do you want from life that you do not have,5 Questions to ask yourself before starting Network Marketing Business
or cannot get now, that you think you can get from networking?
If your reason is not strong, an intense desire, then networking is probably not for you.
But, if you have something you want with a real passion,
something that will give you strength when you need it,
something that will help you overcome the rejections and dissappointments,
then read on.

2 Is this opportunity the right one for me?

Some people will tell you, you don’t have to be passionate about what you do, just the results.
Problem is, most people won’t get results, if they are not 100% convinced about what they are selling.
And, you have to like what you are doing.
If you have no interest in nutrition,healthy eating, exercise,
it is not much good getting into a weight loss business.

3 Can I do this?

The first thing to find out here, is whether your sponsor has had success,
or is close to somebody who has.
How much training and support is there, and is it easily teachable to others.
You don’t want to be the expert in your team,
except to be able to tell them where to find what they need.
The simpler the system is for you to learn, the easier it is for your team to learn.

4 Who will I have to become to succeed at this?

And by that, I don’t mean all the negative things people say about successful people.5 Questions to ask yourself before starting Network Marketing Business 1
I mean, if you are curently worth $1000/week, what do you need to learn,personally,
to be worth the lifestyle you want?
There is more to networking than learning products, and closing scripts.
Does this opportunity I am looking at have good personal development training?
Will I have access to mentors who can change my thinking, my subconscious thought patterns,
from what has got me to where I am, to what I will need to get me where I am going?

5 Who will benefit if I succeed at this?

Obviously, you will.Who else? Family? Community? Church? Charities?
Do not say, I will give generously when I am rich.
Start giving now, what you can afford, with out being stupid about it.
Be grateful for what you have, always, and share what you can,
time and/or money.

Now, I have an opportunity that ticks all these boxes for me,
but that doesn’t mean it is for you.
I am passionate about what I do here.
I love helping people to achieve their dreams,
to change their thinking and their lives.
I have a wonderful mentor whose training,especially in personal development,
has literally changed my life.

I know that by being successful in what I do,
I will have helped many others to change their lives.

But, is it for you?



Defining Personal Core Values

Defining Personal Core Values

Defining Personal Core Values is a very important component of personal development.

Defining Personal Core Values

Defining Personal Core Values

Our Core Values are those things that ultimately define us as a person.
The things that we believe are important should guide us in all that we do.
If our behaviour is out of step with those core beliefs,we will be unhappy,
and quite possibly unhealthy due to the stress of the conflict within ourselves.
So, how do we know what our core values are?
Often, they are emotional concepts that are hard to clearly describe in words.
You might say “Family” is important to you,
but that word could mean a far different mental and emotional picture to somebody else.
To help you decide what your most important beliefs are,
take some time to think about your past.
What were you doing during the happiest times of your life?
Is there a common theme or themes to all the happiest times?
What about the times in your life you felt least happy.
What was making you uncomfortable during those times?
What were you doing, that you did not feel right with?
What things made you proudest, gave you a sense of achievment?
What things have you felt ashamed of?
Most likely, the good times were when you were in step with your core beliefs,
and the bad times were when you were doing something that went against those beliefs.

Below is a list of words others have used to descibe these key beliefs.
Remember, these are just words, and the only importance they have,
is the emotional picture they represent to you.

Common Personal Values

Accomplishment, Success,Accountability,Accuracy,Adventure,
Beauty,Calm, quietude, peace,Challenge,Change,Charity,Cleanliness, orderliness
Concern for others,Connection,Content over form,Continuous improvement
Cooperation,Coordination,Creativity,Customer satisfaction
Decisiveness,Determination,Delight of being, joy
Ease of Use,Efficiency,Enjoyment,Equality,Excellence
Fairness,Faith,Faithfulness,Family,Family feeling,Flair
Freedom, Liberty,Friendship,Fun,Generosity,Gentleness
Global view,Goodwill,Goodness,Gratitude,Hard work
Improvement,Independence,Individuality,Inner peace, calm, quietude
Justice,Kindness,Knowledge,Leadership,Love, Romance
Loyalty,Maximum utilization,(of time, resources)
Meaning,Merit,Money,Oneness,Openness,Other’s point of view, inputs
Patriotism,Peace, Non-violence,Perfection,Personal Growth
Privacy,Progress,Prosperity, Wealth
Punctuality,Quality of work,Regularity,Reliability
Resourcefulness,Respect for others,Responsiveness,Results-oriented
Rule of Law,Safety,Satisfying others,Security,Self-givingness
Self-reliance,Self-thinking,Sensitivity,Service,(to others, society)
Simplicity,Skill,Solving Problems,Speed,Spirit, Spirituality in life
Stability,Standardization,Status,Strength,Succeed; A will to-
Success, Achievement,Systemization,Teamwork,Timeliness,Tolerance

When defining personal core values for yourself,Defining Personal Core Values
remember that the closer your actions are to your beliefs,
the happier, more satisfying your life will be.

When I did this exercise for myself,
I realised that my happiest times had been in being of service.
Helping others, teaching others, had always made me feel good.
Also,giving,of my time, money,or talents.
My wife and I have supported World Vision for a long time.
It is something that makes us feel we are contributing to a better world.

And now, we have a business that combines all of these things.
I am able to show people a way to make money, while doing good.
I can help people to have a different lifestyle,
and at the same time, be making a better world, a better planet.
If you would like to know more, click this link and watch the free video.


4 Secrets to Manifesting Your Dream Lifestyle

4 Secrets to Manifesting your Dream Lifestyle

If you have seen the movie or read the book “The Secret”,
you know that manifesting your dream lifestyle is possible,
by using the Law of Attraction.
We know that we attract that which we put out.
The problem is, for many of us, what we put out is what we don’t want.4 secrets to manifesting your dream lifestyle
We broadcast our fears, and attract that which we fear.
We worry about debt, and get more debt.
Here are 4 secrets to manifesting the life you want.

Step 1. “Know” It

Successful people don’t just believe they can have whatever, do whatever they want.
They absolutely KNOW it. You only have to watch the way they walk, talk, hold themselves.
Successful people in sports, show business, business, all have the same aura of success about them.

So, how do we get that belief?
Stop thinking about what you don’t have, what you think you can’t do.
Focus on what you do have, and what you WILL have.
Visualize all the great things you will do, when the wealth you desire appears in your life.
And start now, to do some of those things.
Maybe you cannot give much to charity now, but give something.
Help others in whatever way you can for now,
while visualising how many you can help in the future.
Maybe you cannot have an overseas trip yet,
but you can pack a picnic and an inexpensive bottle of wine.
Little steps create belief; each success will reinforce the belief.

Step 2. “Act” like it

This follows on from “knowing” you will have what you desire.
Now, I am not telling you to live in a fantasy world, to spend money you do not yet have.
Don’t quit your job, or tell your boss what you think of him just yet.
But, start acting like you are the person who deserves the things you desire.
To manifest your dream lifestyle, you need to feel and sense what it will be like when it happens.

Step 3. “Do” Something

Successful people never hesitate to take action.
Just sitting there dreaming will not achieve your desires.
Start taking steps to move you toward where you want to be.
Find someone who is already there, and follow what they did.
In some ways, it doesn’t matter what you do,
success may come from something else entirely different.
The main thing is to have the right mindset, and believe that you will succeed.
Overcome procrastination, or the feeling of being overwhelmed,
by just taking the first small step, then the next.

Celebrate each small success. Make the rewards appropriate to the success,
and share them with your team, your family, make them part of it.

Step 4. Be “Thankful”

In many ways, I think this should be step 1.4 secrets to manifesting your dream lifestyle
If you are grateful for what you already have,
even though it may not be much,
you are more likely to receive more.
If you are alive, no matter what your circumstances,
you have something to be thankful for.
When you begin to be grateful, you will notice good things more,
and the thoughts you send out will be more positive.
Positive thoughts, combined with your deliberate visualisation thoughts,
will send a much stronger message to the universe, and the universe will respond in kind.

Now, I know most people won’t believe any of this.
The funny thing is, most of the world is creating the life they don’t want,
using the Law of Attraction, even if they are unaware of its existence.
How many of us know people, who have one bad relationship after another,
who continually attract into their lives the same sort of person?
And each bad experience reinforces their belief that it will happen again.

By actively applying these 4 “secrets, you can begin manifesting your dream lifestyle.

And,if you do not yet have the plan for getting the lifestyle you want,
check out the free video at


Will 2015 be a better year for you?

Will 2015 be a Better year for you?

I hear so many people saying,I am glad this year is over.
Bring on the New Year.
Does that mean those who had a “good ” year want to stop the clock?
Does the mere fact the clock ticks past midnight on the 31st December alter anything?Will 2015 be a better year for you

There is a saying, that nothing changes until you do.

Here are some thoughts on how to make 2015 be a better year for you.


“To be content does not mean that you don’t desire more,
it means you are thankful for what you have and patient for what is to come”

This is a great quote,that truly sums up how to be happy.
By all means want more,but not at the cost of failing to appreciate what you already have.
More money, more respect,more love,it does not matter what you want.
When you focus on “lack”,that is the vibration you send out to the universe.
And the universe responds, by giving you more “lack”.

An attitude of gratitude is the starting point for improving your life.
By being grateful for those things in your life that you want more of,
the universe will respond with more of what you are grateful for.

Start each day with a few minutes thinking of things you are grateful for.
Write them down,everyday.

Know what you want,and why.

Think about what you really want in life, and why you want it.
Who will benefit and how,if you get what you want?
Think about what you want, and why, and visualise it as if you already have it.
Be grateful for it, as though you already have it.
Do not be envious of those who already have what you want.
Rather, be happy for them, and yourself, as you will have that too.

Have a plan

Will what you are doing now,get you where you want to be?
Buying sweepstakes tickets is not really a plan,
unless you can build collossal belief that you will win.
If what you are doing now is not the answer,then find a new plan.
Whatever it is you want.
I am not just talking about money,or material things here.
Who do you really want to become?
Wanting more is really about wanting to be more.
It is not just having more.
If you become more,you will have more.

Have a mentor

Whatever your plan, find someone who is further along the path than you.
Take advice from that person, and follow it.
Do not expect them to do it for you.
It is your journey, mentors are simply there to show the way.


I have many things to be grateful for.
Everyday,I am grateful to be alive, for starters.
There were times in my life I never thought I would survive to this age.
So,yes, I am grateful to be alive.
I have a roof over my head,food in my belly,people I love, and who love me.

I know what I want, and why I want it.

I have a plan,and I am working it.

I have a mentor, who is very successful,
and she is showing me, and many others,
how to get where I want to be.

Will 2015 be a better year for you?

Find things you are grateful for.
Write them down everyday.
Know what you want and why.
Write it down everyday.
Have a plan,with daily goals and activities.
Write them down,and do them.
Have a mentor.
Follow their advice.

Have a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!


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Getting free leads using Facebook

Getting free leads using Facebook

Facebook and other social media can be a good source of free leads.Free Leads
Unfortunately,most new marketers go about it all wrong.
They think it is like television, and just constantly pitch their business.
This tends to lose them friends.

Attraction marketing is the art of bringing people to us,
who see us as a solution to their particular problem.
We do this by becoming a trusted source of help and advice,
by genuinely wanting to help others.

The first thing we need to do is to set up our profile correctly.
Many new people make several mistakes.
Many people don’t want friends or family knowing what they are doing,
or they don’t want to upset them with business posts,
so they set up fake accounts,either all company and product,
or with fake profile pics, cartoons,pets, and so on.
Ask yourself,how much credibility do these sort of accounts have?
Unless you have some compelling reason for doing so,
do not seperate your business and personal profiles.
Your profile pic should be a good image, showing you as a real person.
It can be you alone, or with partner, children, or others,
as long as it shows you as a real person that others would like to meet.
Obviously in my case, I cannot pretend to be a 20 year old party animal.
I am probably not going to attract too many 20 year olds to my business.
So, I try to show my experience, wisdom(?), and humour.

The same with the cover photo.
Show yourself either in a leadership role, a lifestyle situation, a family situation.
You can show a picture of a lifestyle you would like to achieve.
Once again, I urge you not to put company or product photos there.
There are a 1000 pages about your company, there is only one YOU.
Promote you.

Your posts should be much the same.
A mixture of your activities, your interests, your beliefs, inspiration,
and of course your business.
Posts about your lifestyle,or the lifestyle you wish to achieve.
Leverage your upline,by posting about their lifestyle.
Do not continually post business adds.
Value posts can be something you have learned,some basic tips.
You may think you don’t have any knowledge to pass on,
but I guarantee, if you have started doing some courses,
you know more than those who haven’t.

Your fanpage can be almost the same as your profile.
Some people don’t even bother with fanpages,
but they have some advantages.
You have better insights into the engagement on your fanpage,
and you can use paid advertising to boost the page,or individual posts.

Facebook fanpages are free to set up.
You can create one here

Choose public figure, not business, as it is more flexible with naming.

In the about section of your personal page,put a link to your fanpage.
If you run a blog, put the link to it in the about section of your fanpage.

Once again, make the page about you.
Of course,some posts will reference your business,
but most should be interest and value posts.

If you have found some value in this post,or have any questions,
please leave a comment.


Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset is vitally important if you want to succeed in the networking business.entrepreneurial mindset
What is an Entrepreneurial mindset?
Some people have an Employee mentality, they get paid for the hours they put in.
Notice I did not say the hours they work.
An lazy employee gets paid as much as an energetic one.
He just may not keep his job as long.
An employee has little invested, except his schooling and training.

Then there is the traditional business mindset.
This business owner knows that he outlays so much money,
on rent, wages, stock, and so on, and if he has calculated correctly,
his incomings will eventually be bigger than his outgoings.
The traditional bricks and mortar business owner invests mostly money in his business,
but he expects to start getting that money back quickly,
and move into profit.

The successful entrepreneur invests in himself, his business education, his personal development.
An elite athlete invests years in building himself into what he needs to be to succeed.
Nobody pays him as a nine year old when he first starts.
Nobody pays him for years of hard work as a teenager.
And,of course,when he signs that big contract, his school friends,
the community, say he is lucky.
Maybe they are right, but only so far as he was lucky to have a dream,
to find the mentors, to have the support around him, that kept him doing the work.

Someone with an Entrepreneurial mindset knows that first he must invest in himself.
The smart ones leverage other peoples knowledge. They get mentors.
They read books, attend webinars,buy online courses and attend events held by successful people.
Most importantly, they “fiercely disqualify” anybody who is not where they want to be,
from giving them any advice on how to get there.

The Entrepreneurial mindset knows to leverage other people.
He knows the value of leveraging other peoples money, energy, and products.
He knows the value of speed, and he knows the value of persistance.
For most of us,none of this comes naturally, except perhaps the desire for more.
Not out of greed, not for material things, but to become more.
To be a better person, a more valuable person.
To be able to give more.
To be able to help more.

I am fortunate, that I have had access to some very good mentors.
They have helped me, and guided me to others.
Of course, we all also have access to some of the greats.
Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar have left a wealth of teaching behind.
Just Google their names and watch some of their Youtube videos.
Brian Tracy is another,both with videos and some great books.

The time and money you invest in developing an Entreprenuerial Mindset,
will come back to you many times over.


Increase your Personal Value

Increase your Personal Value

“Try not to become a man of success, rather try to be a man of value”
Albert of value

So many quotes attributed to Einstein, and few can be validated.
Whoever said this, it is great.
Of course we should replace the word man with person.

So, are you becoming a person of value?

Rather, we should say, are you increasing you value?

Are you increasing your knowledge, and passing it on to others?

Knowledge kept to yourself has no value.

Knowledge only has value when passed on to people,
so that the knowledge benefits more.

Do you look to start each day,looking for how much money you can make?

Or, do you start each day looking to see how many people you can help?

Because my business spans many time zones,
I often work all through the night,sleep a few hours,
and start again.

Tiring, yes, but very rewarding when I see people respond.
When I see people get results from what I have shown them.

And I know my mentors are just as happy to see me getting results.

I have said it before, I love what I do.
I work long hours because I choose to, not because I need to.
And, I can always take time off for a walk with my wife,
or lunch at our favourite little cafe.

Increase your Personal value, put more out into the universe,Increase your Personal Value
and the universe will give back.

To receive more, you have to give more,be worth more.


Develop Positive Thinking

Develop Positive Thinking

Develop Positive Thinking

Einsteins most important question

Einstein once said, “I believe the most important question facing humanity is, ‘Is the universe a friendly place?’ This is the first and most basic question people must answer for themselves.”

And Einstein believed that the answer to this question was “yes”.

“For if we decide that the universe is an unfriendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to achieve safety and power by creating bigger walls to keep out the unfriendliness and bigger weapons to destroy all that which is unfriendly.

“If we decide that the universe is neither friendly nor unfriendly and that God is essentially ‘playing dice with the universe’, then we are simply victims to the random toss of the dice and our lives have no real purpose or meaning.

“But if we decide that the universe is a friendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to create tools and models for understanding that universe. Because power and safety will come through understanding its workings and its motives.”

Do you agree with Einstein?

For myself, I believe we live largely in a universe of our own creation.
Our dominant thoughts emit frequencies, that attract like frequencies.
Thoughts do become things,but most people are not aware of the importance of controlling their thoughts.
The more positive your thoughts, the friendlier your universe will be.

Stay positive.