Networking – Facts to Ponder

Right here in Europe, the very last continent to enter into its growth cycle, there is only around 0.5{5807dd84655f4134ecd9e5329f6029a509ca345e8618f0c2e20323bdeed6de70} involved and we are right at the very beginning of our growth cycle in network marketing. This tells us categorically that over the next ten years there is going to be a massive shift towards network marketing in Europe as in every other country worldwide.

You are sitting at a place in Europe that won’t ever happen again in the history of network marketing. There has to be a further 26 million people in mainland Europe, and a further 3 million in the U.K. have to join this industry to catch up with the ‘average’ level of involvement of all the other countries that have already experienced the 10 years growth cycle.

We are even more fortunate to be associated with the best company, as Kleeneze has more than ten times the network marketing industry’s average of sales per agent, due to the catalogue concept of moving its products and having the right range at the right price. The core range of products is aimed at the items people spend their monthly budget on just to run and clean the home, so even in times of recession, our products move freely. This is because Kleeneze is a 79 year old successful retailing company with an immense amount of experience of the type of product that moves easily and repeatedly. The three trends that are driving this industry forward as in all other countries of the world are:

o General shift towards self-employment (there just isn’t the jobs there used to be and never will be again)

o Home shopping – the fastest trend in retailing worldwide (which our catalogues service!)

o People’s quest for a better lifestyle – they no longer want to work 40 or 50 hours a week just to pay bills.

Every massively wealthy person in history has attributed their success to two predominant factors:

1) Being in the right place at the right time

2) Taking BIG action

YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME WITH KLEENEZE; IT JUST REMAINS FOR YOU TO RECOGNISE IT AND THEN TAKE BIG ACTION!

Avon has over 160,000 agents in the UK alone. Kleeneze has only 14,000 active agents (with a product range right across the board!). Do the sums; the potential future growth is staggering and that’s before expansion into Europe!

Other network marketing companies around the world are producing current incomes of much more than £1 million a year. With sales averages of only one tenth of what Kleeneze’s, then what will we be achieving in ten, fifteen years from now? We already have monthly incomes of £20K, £30K and now £50K! This WILL BE pocket change by comparison, ten to fifteen years from now.

The Kleeneze Opportunity

Kleeneze was set up in 1923 by a man named Harry Crook (b.1889) in Bristol. It was originally called the Kleen-E-Ze Brush Company and it was not until …

Do Your Basketball Shoes Improve Your Game?

If Basketball is your sport, you know it can be hard on your body, especially your feet. Playing this sport requires you to be in the best physical shape you can possibly be in. In a swift, fast-paced game of basketball, which can be hard on your joints, muscles, and especially your feet – You need to be flexible, as well as fast, when it comes to moving the court, keeping your balance steady while playing, passing and scoring.

Besides walking and running on and across the court, high intense jumping will score you points, but the added strain on your feet, requiring a responsive, comfortable, yet sturdy shoe made with the most advanced engineering will move you forward in the game. Just think about how much stopping and starting that you do during an intense 5 minutes of hard play. Are you an indoor player, maybe that lives on the east coast somewhere? Or, do you play outdoors all year round. If so, durability may be your number one concern. This is something to think about while deciding what type of basketball shoe is best for you. Do you need extra ankle support, or is cushioning your biggest preference?

If you’re looking great styling, and performance (and have to have a Nike shoe), Jordan’s are a definite favorite. With many models, colors and styles to choose from. Some insist that Jordans 23 (Jordan XX3) is by far the best Jordan basketball shoe ever to come out. A truly superior basketball shoe. The styling, support, revved-up performance, and luxury feel make this a must have. Other’s say the shoe is uncomfortable in the outer toe area. Still those who favor these shoes, say you can’t get performance, gripability, and technical design anywhere else.

Many Adidas basketball shoes are a first choice for style and comfort on and off the court. It all depends on your personal preference, and the shape of your foot. The Adidas commander is a favorite among many players, with sleek styling, superior cushioning, support and non-marking traction control. If you’re looking for a lightweight shoe, The Adidas Commander LT will perform excellently in cross-court maneuvering, with it’s lightweight feel, and slick design. These are breathable shoes, with padded insole, herringbone pattern outsole for steady breakaways. The Adidas TS Bounce Commander has similar styling, with Bounce cushioning technology for responsive, springy feel and steady performance.

Another popular basketball Jordan shoe is Jordans 6 Rings, which combines details from all of the Jordan shoes that Michael wore during the winning NBA Championships games. So take your pick. Buy your old favorite in a new color, or try something new, and see how your game improves. Feel the response, comfort and power in your shoes, and just focus on the game. That’s what it’s all about.…

Wrestling: How a Pudgy Kid Became an Olympic Champion

Pudge

The Olympic champion wrestler Dave Schultz was known as “Pudge” in wrestling circles. He was a little bit chubby in his younger days. In fact, Dave’s friend Steve Holt stated in an article that Dave was a complete butterball with no well-defined muscles when in high school. He claims that Dave would often be mistaken for a score keeper or a trainer.

Steve first met Dave at a weekend tournament that Steve was wrestling in during his high school years. Steve states, “I noticed this fat, pudgy freshman kid sitting in the bleachers observing me during each round. He was watching and studying me like a scientist does with a white lab rat in a maze. I believe he was even taking down notes!”

According to Jim Humphrey, former head coach at Indiana University, “He didn’t look like an athlete, with his slumped shoulders, shuffling gait, and being pigeon-toed. He wasn’t particularly fast.”

So, what set Dave “Pudge” Schultz apart from other wrestlers? How did he become so dominant?

Sought Out Mentors

The young Dave Schultz became a wrestling fanatic. He couldn’t get enough. He wanted to learn the best techniques he could and sought out ways to get in extra practice time.

For instance, Chris Horpel first met Dave when Horpel was already an NCAA All-American wrestler for Stanford. The 14-year-old Dave walked over from Palo Alto High, asking the 21-year-old Horpel to wrestle with him. Horpel agreed, hoping to get rid of Dave after a few sessions. To his surprise, Dave kept coming back.

According to a Sports Illustrated article entitled “Brothers and Brawlers,” “Dave, dyslexic as a child, had taken up wrestling in the seventh grade on the advice of a teacher who thought it would help him build self-confidence. It did that and more. By his freshman year at Palo Alto High, Dave was a wrestling fanatic. He wore his singlet under his school clothes and his wrestling shoes everywhere. He trained as many as three times a day. After his high school workout, he’d ride his bike a few miles up the road so he could practice with the Stanford wrestling team, whose coach, Joe DeMeo, would then drive him 30 miles north to Skyline College for a session with a club called the Peninsula Grapplers.”

Dedication

Dave Schultz wasn’t a wrestling prodigy. He was dominant right from the beginning. It took time and dedication.

Dave Schultz had dyslexia and was teased and made fun of by other kids. When Dave first stepped on the wrestling mat in the seventh grade, he was clumsy and uncoordinated. He didn’t even make the varsity team and while wrestling JV he won only half of his matches. Many kids would have given up and found a new sport or hobby but not Dave. He was determined, and within two years was ranked the second best wrestler in the world for his age group.

I’ve already noted that Dave Schultz practiced a lot. He put in more hours …

Ancient Japanese Culture and Modern Japan – The Impacts Seen Today

This is a broad ranging topic that requires an exhaustive account of history and sociology. Since I live in Japan I will give you just a few points to explore based on my experience living and working here in Japan. How has Japan changed since ancient times to the present has a lot to do with the national identity and character associated with Japanese culture.

In Ancient Japan, the Japanese were an agrarian people. They toiled in their fields and farmlands yielding crops, vegetable, and fruit that they would either sell on the market, trade with others, or give to marauding samurai. In terms of wealth the Japanese were poor, but they shared what they had. They were generous and thoughtful.

There was a strong sense of community amongst the Japanese people and a strong devotion to the hierarchy. That means following socially acceptable norms of the times, and not questioning this hierarchy nor the government. You did what you were told.

Strong community cohesiveness was very important for the Japanese back then, even during the most difficult of times. Giving was more important than receiving. Trust was not earned, it was given regardless of who you were. Your word was your bond.

Virtues such as patience, kindness, mercy, and devotion to the martial spirit were common place. Letters and the arts flourished in ancient Japan and people strove to excel in these areas. There was a sense of wholesomeness and purity that transcended money and power.

Modern Japan has all but forgotten about the core virtues. Many of them focus only on their jobs and careers while caring very little about other people. Trust no longer exists outside of each person’s closed community, and people no longer greet strangers nor do they open their doors to them. The computer is the new paradigm for socializing. Young people have become more withdrawn from society, no longer able to deal with the pressures of dating, marriage, and career.

Many young working professionals have settled for mediocre positions within their companies because they have no interest in being promoted. Japanese culture has lost a lot of its appeal with the younger generation. Japanese kids are more interested in Christmas and Halloween and celebrations that have nothing to do with their own culture and history. Selfishness has replaced generosity. The ancient ways of Bushido are no longer taught in modern academia, and is considered old and outdated. Where there was trust, now there is fear. Where there was hope, now there is doubt.

What’s left are fragmented pieces of Japan’s culture. You can still see the culture in its cuisine, but little by little you see more fusion concepts being adapted into Japanese cooking. National sports such as Sumo, Judo, and Kendo are no longer considered sacred and pure, now these sports are tainted in scandal over criminal allegations of misconduct.

You can still see the beautiful kimonos being worn on special occasions. Classical theater can still be enjoyed. Japan still observes its …

History of Cheerleading

The history of cheerleading originates from the United States in the late 1880’s with your average crowd yelling and chanting to encourage their team. No one is quite sure how they documented that it was the first cheer ever but credit is given to Princeton University in 1884 for coming up with a Princeton cheer and marking there place in cheerleading history.

Then a few years later, the Princeton grad Tom Peebles brought cheering to the University of Minnesota. But it wasn’t until 1898 that fellow University of Minnesota student Johnny Campbell directed what was the very first cheer ever in November of 1898. The story is that Minnesota was having such a terrible football season that people felt the need to come up with positive chants and cheering was born. Minnesota went on to organize a male cheer squad in 1903 and organized the first cheerleading fraternity in the history of cheerleading, Gamma Sigma. Ironically enough cheerleading started out as an all male sport, it was felt there deep loud voices were more projecting than a woman’s voice. It wasn’t until the 1920’s that women became much more involved in cheerleading and began to incorporate gymnastics, pyramids and throws. Today, youth cheerleading is predominantly made up of female cheerleaders however college cheerleading is still about fifty percent male.

Well, the students cheered all they could for Minnesota yet they still got beat. It was a student’s scientific thesis that positive fan support would actually help send positive energy toward there team and assist them in winning. Well, the cheer wasn’t enough to garner a win but it did create a new sport. University of Minnesota stuck with the idea and eventually began to have an organized group of cheers at every game

The evolution of cheerleading to a sport was again developed by The University of Minnesota as the women became known for there athletic ability by including gymnastics in their routines. Then in the 1930’s the sport developed into much more of a display of showmanship as the athletes become much more entertaining and fun to watch. The megaphone would become the next big addition to cheerleading history in the early 1900’s and the pom pom which was introduced by Lawrence Herkimer really gave cheerleading a symbol to hang its hat on.

Herkimer has to be seen as the grandfather of cheerleading. He has done so much for the history of cheerleading by founding the National Cheerleading Association at S M U and holding cheerleading schools way back in 1946 and ’47. Herkimer’s camps have now grown to over twenty thousand attendees.

Today the sport has evolved into a highly athletic and competitive field displaying males and females of incredible talent. Herkimer and University of Minnesota have carved out a unique history of cheerleading.…