Saturday, October 30, 2010

Why your company must have a designated nudge to achieve maximum results.

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Did you know your company has a open position which needs to be filled at once?
The absence of this person is costing you money every single day. That’s why
you cannot wait another minute to fill this vital post.

To help understand what this position is all about, let’s start at the
dictionary:

Nudge (nuj) v. nudged, nudging. v. t. To touch or push gently as with the
elbow, in order to attract attention, convey a meaning, etc. v.i. To give a
nudge. n. The act of nudging; a gentle push as with the elbow. Norw. nugga,
push.

Frankly, I think the original Norwegian ("nugga") has it right: push. The
nudge is your company’s designated representative to push employees and
associates for more and faster results.

Why you need a nudge

Let’s face it, you’re human. You try to set goals. You try to reach them in the
time provided. You try to do more and better, right?

But somehow you fall behind, miss deadlines, bobble opportunities, trip and
crash when you should be sprinting ahead. Isn’t that about the size of it?

Which is why you need a designated nudge.

In a nutshell the job of the nudge is to

* check progress on existing projects and objectives

* ask how you are getting on with what needs to be done

* remind you what needs to be done and when it must be done

* offer incentives for achievement

* make it clear what happens when achievement is not forthcoming

And, in general, spur, motivate, challenge, chide — and push.

The nudge must be organized, efficient, focused, indefatigable, with a thick
skin

Only a person of the utmost efficiency, clarity and organization can be a
nudge. After all, a nudge who falters and fails is hardly going to make a
success of the position, much less deliver the benefits you have every right to
expect.

Beyond such skills, the nudge must be a person who, above all, has a thick skin
and who doesn’t take things personally.

Nudges are often regarded as people butting in where they are not wanted…
perfectionists in an imperfect world… annoying, interfering, pests; in short
not the most welcome of creatures.

That’s why two things are absolutely necessary for the successful nudge: a
thick skin and immunity for whatever they say.

The necessity for immunity

A nudge by definition pushes other employees… and must therefore be protected
from the comments and reactions of all employees.

Consider this typical situation:

Nudge: Mary, as you know your monthly sales figures are a little off. What are
you planning to do to get back on track?

I guarantee you that Mary is not likely to be very happy when the nudge drops
by with this message. However, that is the nudge’s job: to get Mary back on
track ASAP, to enable both Mary and the company to achieve their clearly
understood goals.

Mary may well be inclined to respond with a "get out of here. I am fully
capable of handling this matter myself" comment.

But she cannot and must not.

The nudge’s job is to remind Mary of what needs to be done, when it needs to be
done, what Mary is doing to achieve the objective, and to give Mary all
appropriate help and directions, right up to and including warnings and
admonitions.

The nudge is constantly in motion and may appear anywhere, at any time.

By definition, a nudge cannot be a stationary object; the nudge must constantly
be

* connecting with employees * reviewing their progress * making suggestions *
focusing employees * recommending what must be done and when it must be done.

The nudge must be supremely well organized and must have a clear daily "to do"
list.

This means

* knowing who must be contacted today

* calling and emailing such people (including follow-up e-mails after all
meetings).

* re-focusing employees, tweaking, adjusting, reminding.

The nudge is a creature in constant motion…

* prodding Joe

* complimenting Neal

* chiding Sally

being clear on what each needs to achieve… and working with each and all to
achieve those objectives.

Start today

There isn’t a company on this earth which wouldn’t be better off having a
designated nudge on staff. That’s why you must start today.

* Review the nudge candidates you have. Who is best equipped to contact each
and every employee and representative to improve results?

* The nudge must be in constant communication with employees AND with
management.

* The nudge’s conduct and mode of operation must be reviewed at regular
intervals. Remember your Lord Acton: "power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts
absolutely." You must ensure that your nudge doesn’t develop arrogance and "big
head" problems, which can easily occur without periodic intervention and
oversight.

Review the nudge’s results

A nudge who understands and is good at this job is a godsend to any company.
After all, nudges are clear on what is likely to deliver better results:

* allowing employees to go their own ways without regular oversight and
reminding, or

* having to report progress (or lack of same) to a designated representative
whose task is to get people to produce more in a designated period of time?

Obvious, isn’t it?

And so we come back to the original Norwegian word "nugga", meaning push. The
nudge is your company’s secret weapon, who by simply showing up and pushing and
prodding employees will achieve better results day after day.

Cherish nudges, for they are a source of endless benefits to you and your
organization. Far too many employees are slow, slothful, disorganized,
inefficient. Apply the magic of the nudge to the solution of these problems and
deficiencies. The results will most assuredly please you!

About The Author

Harvard-educated Dr. Jeffrey Lant is CEO of
Worldprofit, Inc., www.worldprofit.com where
small and home-based businesses learn how to
profit online. Attend Dr. Lant’s live webcast
TODAY and receive 50,000 free guaranteed
visitors to the website of your choice! For details
on Dr. Lant’s 18 best-selling business books,
go to www.jeffreylant.com

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Dear Early to Rise Subscriber,
 
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Which at one time helped create the greatest fortune the world has ever seen?
 
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Issue No. 66 - $1.91

Saturday, October 30, 2010

"He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both."

Francis Bacon

Normally, You'd Have to Pay Me At Least $1 Million to Get My Consulting Advice

Here's How You Can Hire Me for Just $5 a Month

I wish he hadn't talked me into it. It's going to be yet another task on my to-do list, and it might kill my multimillion-dollar consulting career...

But Jason Holland, ETR's managing editor and new associate publisher, has persuaded me to give a select group of ETR readers unrestricted access to all of the resources that I normally reserve for my clients, business associates, family, and close friends.

I'm talking about the thousands of private memos, communiquƩs, and messages I've written over the years that have helped my clients achieve so much success.

Until now, there were only two ways you could get hold of them:

1. Pay my $1million+ consulting fee

2. Be a member of my family, a close friend, or one of my business associates

But Jason -- in an effort to start his new job as associate publisher with a bang -- got me to agree to give it all away to ETR's best, most dedicated, and most ambitious subscribers for just $5 a month.

And that's not all. He's also convinced me to upgrade your subscription to ETR by including my personal commentary and advice whenever I have something useful to tell you about the topic of the day.

What Jason is doing is creating two editions of ETR:

1. The one you are reading now, which you can continue to get for free

2. An upgraded, premium edition for "client" readers for just $5 a month

There are two questions in your head right now. (I'm sure of it!)

  • Why would Jason want to do this?

  • Why would I agree to it?

The answer to the first question is easy. As an employee of ETR, Jason doesn't get anything from the millions my clients happily pay me. But if he can get 10% or 20% of ETR's readers to sign up for this service, it will mean more dollars in his pocket every month.

The answer to the second question is confusing -- at least, it was confusing to me. Why would I want to risk jeopardizing my private consulting practice by giving all my best stuff to people who are paying only $5 a month?

I finally figured it out. The answer is my ego. Jason knows I have a compulsive, neurotic need to give advice. When I learn a new way to boost marketing returns, I tell all my clients and associates about it immediately. When I make a new contact or discover some clever money-making technique, I want everyone I know to benefit from it. I can't help myself.

Jason also knows that there is nothing I like better than to get letters from people thanking me for some insight or suggestion I gave them that allowed them to profit in some way. He knows that the first thing I look at when I read ETR each morning is the testimonial from one of our readers.

I am a slave to gratitude.

And that's how Jason talked me into it: "Think of how many more letters you'll get from all the people who become your Premium Edition clients," he told me. "I'll bet you'll get hundreds of them. Just imagine how cool it will be to read three or four of those letters every day."

Alas, it's true. I am that easy.

Ten years ago, when I was 50, I wrote an essay telling ETR readers that I had changed my life goals. No longer was wealth accumulation at the top of my list. I had enough money. I was going to focus on other things -- writing, traveling with my family, improving my Jiu Jitsu skills, and "giving back."

Well, Jason thinks this would be another way for me to give back.

And maybe he's right.

Maybe you'll decide that my advice, my resources, and my contacts could help you achieve your goals.

To help you make that decision, consider this:

  • One of my family members (we'll call him George) took himself from bankruptcy to millionaire in six short years after following my core wealth-building principles...

  • Then there's Brad Solomon, an accountant who used my "number one rule of business" to amass a $4 million net worth in less than seven years...

  • And David Kelly, an overworked doctor who went from working 90 hours a week and making a modest living to making more than a million a year working just 15 hours a week. David said he did it by using my strategy for creating extra "automatic" income streams.

These stories make me feel good about myself.

Can I tell you a few more? Here are a handful of examples that really hit home for me:

"Since I began working as a full-time artist four years ago, my income has nearly doubled each year, and I expect it to keep doubling. Belief is everything!

" I do want to thank you... I have gleaned much great advice and tips that have helped me improve my marketing, and for that I deeply thank you."

Marie M. Vlasic
Denver, CO

"[Thanks to your help] I've taken up yoga, lost around 20 pounds, write better articles, and I've re-discovered an attitude that remembers that all is not lost, as far as my financial future goes.

"I just want you to know that... and remind folks like me that the fight is worth it."

Don Pennington
Borger, TX

"Having just re-launched a business at the age of 61, I've gained great heart and hope from your wisdom and untiring efforts to elevate your fellow entrepreneurs in any way you can.

"[Your advice]... has been a great blueprint for us, and will certainly be the backbone of our new business strategy and action."

Ian Jones

"I have been fortunate to enjoy success in my career, but have been drifting lately. The lessons I have learned [from you] are helping me... achieve more. During a recent period of renegotiating my contract, I was able to increase my fees by 30%. Thanks!"

DR

"Thanks to you I netted $198,000 last month!

"Your mentoring changed my life. Today I run my own publishing business that will gross more than $5 million in sales this year and net me close to $1 million. I own a beautiful $2.2 million home in Central London and a property portfolio worth a further $1.3 million.

"I owe much of this to your inspiration, encouragement, and guidance."

NL

"I sincerely want to thank you for putting me on the right path. You're advice, suggestions, and inspiration have made major changes in my life in less than 9 months -- more than all of those other self-improvement books have done for 10 years."

Shawn M.

Can you blame me?

Who wouldn't want to get letters like that?

So here's the deal. If you sign up to be a Premier Edition client, I will provide you with everything Jason's convinced me to provide... and more. I will have your best interests at heart. I will answer your letters and give you tips and contacts and encouragement. And all you have to do is pay Jason $5 a month.

Well, there is one other thing. You will have to write me a letter when you start seeing results.

After all, results are what matters.

Unless I can help you have a richer life, I haven't done my job. If you feel that way -- even for a moment -- you can fire me... and Jason will refund every five dollars you've sent him.

You can't get a better deal than that.

Let's talk a bit about how I am going to help you. Because then you can decide right now if this truly is as good a deal as I believe it is.

I intend to help you the same exact way that I help my colleagues and associates at ETR. If you worked here, this is what your day would be like...

Sometimes I'd pop into your office and ask you: "Have you seen this promo? I really like the guarantee they're using. You should try it, but add this one element on our next product launch. Here's why..."

Other times you'd tell me about something you are working on -- maybe a new auto-responder series. I might say, "Sure, you could do that. But I've tried it quite a few times in the past and it didn't get the results I expected. I suggest you try this instead."

Other times I might pass along a wealth-building tip or secret I got from one of my friends... or an easy way to implement an idea that could revolutionize the way you are doing things.

And still other times I'd simply send you my insights on something I read (sometimes the very essays that appear in ETR) via a short e-mail memo.

I never tell my clients or associates what to do. I'm not their boss. I'm their consultant. So you will never hear me insisting that this or that course of action is a must for you. I prefer to tell you what I know, show you the results of what I've seen, expose you to my contacts and resources, and then trust you to do the right thing.

Does that sound like a consulting arrangement that would work for you?

If so, please take a look at the following invitation from Jason.

It goes over everything I've just explained, in more detail, along with some additional benefits of being a Premier Edition client that he has thrown in since I agreed to this crazy deal.

  • Pay attention to what he has to say about the new "wealth-building roundtable" he's setting up.
  • And the way he's going to funnel you in on some of the best stuff we cover in our Liberty Street League newsletter and our other paid services.
  • And his ideas for getting your personal questions answered.
  • And how he's going to give you exclusive access to my business "Rolodex."
  • Not to mention the members-only discounts on every success and wealth-building program ETR offers.

Anyway, it's all there in Jason's invitation. If you are interested, please act immediately – because there is definitely going to be some kind of limit to this. I consider myself to be a very productive guy, but there are only so many Premium Edition clients that I can take on and serve well


The Mystery Nutrient That Prevents Breast Cancer

I've just read an advance copy of the next Natural Health Dossier Newsletter. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month it looks at some of the most common causes of the disease.

And I was surprised to hear that a common deficiency in one vital nutrient can raise your risk factor by 70 percent. I've never actually heard about this before.But a lot of research says this nutrient is vital in combatting breast cancer.

And that research shows it can:

  • Reduce fibrocystic breast disease (which precedes breast cancer)
  • Kill cancer cells better than chemo drugs
  • Prevent rats from getting cancer – even after they've been fed breast cancer-inducing toxins

Unfortunately, women in the U.S. don't get enough of this element. And they get less and less each year. The American dietary intake of this nutrient has dropped by 50 percent since the 1970s. Which may explain why breast cancer rates have tripled since then.

The name of the nutrient is iodine. According to the report, it's easy to get this nutrient into your diet. And substantially lower your risk of breast cancer.The next edition of the Natural Health Dossier Newsletter tells you how. If you're interested in reading that report – or other health-based newsletters – you can sign up to become a subscriber here.


[Ed. Note: Michael Masterson welcomes your questions and comments. Send him a message at AskMichael@ETRFeedback.com.]

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Your ETR Insider

Early To Rise Insider
From The Desk of Laura Rodini Volume 1  |  Issue 36   |  October 29, 2010


Dear ETR Insider,

Happy Halloween! This year, we pulled out all the stops here at ETR headquarters. How do you like our spooky look?

I can't wait to tell you more about what we've been up to -- but before I do that, I have some exciting business to take care of.

I want to tell you about a special new service Michael Masterson himself has created.

It's something he usually charges his clients $1 million to get.

But you can get it today for just $5.


| ETR's Humble Beginnings |

If you've never heard the story about how ETR was created, check this out: 12 years ago, ETR started as kind of a hobby for Michael. He'd e-mail his closest friends, colleagues, and clients to let them in on anything new he learned about success and wealth-creation.

It was through these short e-mails that he was able to share with them insights that, in many cases, were worth millions of dollars to them. A few examples:

  • George Franklin, a business owner, took himself from bankruptcy to millionaire in four years after following Michael's wealth-building principles.

  • Brad Solomon, an accountant, used Michael's "number one rule of business" to amass a $4 million net worth in less than seven years.

  • David Kelly, a South Florida doctor, went from working 80 hours a week and squeaking by to having a seven-figure net worth... while slashing his work week to just 15 hours. He credits Michael's secret for helping him create extra "automatic" income streams.

As a result of successes like these, Michael decided to get his information out to as many people as possible. As a result, ETR (as you know it today) was born. We've grown to 400,000 readers worldwide and have been translated into several languages!

And while we receive dozens of emails from readers every day thanking us for our business building tips - we've also heard from readers who are serious about getting ahead, but just don't know exactly where to begin.

So that's why Michael offered to spearhead our newest service, something we're calling ETR Premium...

ETR Premium is a set of private "mentoring" emails that come straight from Michael himself.

Whenever he comes across a new idea or strategy that he thinks could have a positive impact on your life, he'll send you a short message.

Then he'll give you actionable steps you can take right now, so you can build momentum toward achieving your most important life goals.

For example, if you've ever suffered from procrastination (and let's be honest, who hasn't?), you'd definitely want to check out Wednesday's message.

Michael used to be a procrastinator - a C-student in high school - but by first creating and then sticking to a very specific goals program, he was able to break away from his tendency to "save things for the last minute," and set concrete benchmarks for his life.

(This singular focus helped him exceed his financial goals in less than seven years and retire for the first time).

Michael outlines how you can set goals - and even better, how to achieve them - thru a three-part strategy he explains in a short memo.

Do you have a side business? Or are you a full-time freelancer? If you're not, do you want to be? If so, then today's issue is a must-read. Michael shares a website from his "personal rolodex" of contacts that every freelancer should bookmark to help identify new business partners.

The information on this website could help you initiate new business relationships in your area and personalize your business proposals so you could overcome the jitters that come from making "cold calls."

Until now, Michael has reserved these private e-mails for his consulting clients -- the people who pay $1 million for his advice!

But as member of the exclusive ETR Premium community, Michael will share these ideas with you.

Michael might tell you about a wealth-building secret he got from one of his successful friends... or an easy way to implement an idea that could immediately revolutionize the way you do things... or simply add his personal commentary to an article that appears in our regular ETR eletter.

So if you have dreams about finding a better job, starting a new business, or living the life you've always wanted to but need that "kick in the butt" to get started, than you should make a point to check out ETR Premium.

Trust me, it's one of the most exciting services we've ever launched. Click here for all the details -- and get in on our special $5 offer now while you can!


| The Halloween Spirit |

Last year, he was a bumblebee

One more thing before I sign off this week...

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love putting on costumes and going to Halloween parties. (Three this year!)

This year, I'm dressing up as Athena, the goddess of war. My boyfriend JT is going as James Bond (oo la la). And George is going to be a skeleton.

I love when the leaves turn and the weather cools - even in Florida - it's the perfect time for a mug of apple cider.

Sarah's Shih-Poo, Brodie, will be decked out in tropical style. Here he is as a shark!

Brodie

While we all strive to make order out of our busy lives, Halloween is one day when we can step back and actually celebrate the unknown and the mysterious.

The ancient Celts in Ireland thought that spirits roamed the countryside on Halloween night. That's why they began wearing masks and costumes -- to avoid being recognized as human.

Jason and Owen

Jason and his son Owen like to drive up to Orlando to attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, a month-long celebration with fireworks and a parade. Here's Jason and Owen with Mr. Smee. (Isn't Owen adorable?!!)

Sharika as a sun

Did you know there's about $2 billion worth of Halloween candy sold in the U.S. every year?

And there's quite a business on eBay for homemade Halloween costumes!

Sharika's mom made this sun costume for her back when she was 6.

Jessica as Tippi Hedrin

So cute!

But Jessica wins first place in my book for creativity. Here she is as Tippi Hedren in "The Birds."

Even Michael Masterson likes to get into the act! He wants to share this spooktacular link with you.

Happy Halloween!

Laura Sig

Laura Rodini
COO, Early to Rise


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

ETR: Harsh Reality

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"Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it.
You can't keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you've lost it, you can never get it back."

Harvey Mackay

The Professor of Harsh Reality's Lecture About Time
By Dan S. Kennedy

Having recently had another birthday click over on the odometer, time is on my mind. It's never far from it in my work-cave, because I have strategically placed more than a dozen clocks around the room and can't look in any direction without seeing one.

As I describe in my book, No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs, I organize everything with start and pre-determined end times. If someone has a phone appointment with me, they know in advance when it ends, not just when it starts. And it does end as scheduled, even if in mid-sentence.

I have trained and conditioned myself to be hyper-sensitive to time, and I train my clients to respect my hyper-sensitivity. Why?

Because your bank balance and your satisfaction or dissatisfaction with it is more a reflection of how you invest your time than a reflection of anything else. This is the more dominant factor in wealth or relative poverty, success or failure, fulfillment or frustration than all externals combined -- whatever foreign country is in collapse, whatever volcano or oil spill is occurring, whether the economy is booming or struggling, whether your particular industry is healthy or diseased. These external things are fluid.

In my 35 years as a serial entrepreneur, made-from-scratch multimillionaire, and business advisor to thousands, I've seen all these things and worse come and go, occur and occur again. And I've seen some entrepreneurs surrender their attitudes and reality to them, while others defy them and thrive.

My primary area of specialization is "marketing," and most of my articles for ETR are laser-focused on that. But truth is, your ability to sell of goods, services, or concepts is sabotaged or supported by how much control you exercise over the investment, direction, and consumption of your time and, with it, your energy and creativity.

What You Get in Regular ETR... Plus a Whole Lot More

There used to be only two ways to get wealth-building ideas directly from Michael Masterson:

1. Pay his $1 million consulting fee.

2. Be one of his family, close friends, or business associates.

As you can imagine, getting access to these wealth secrets, strategies, and insights was next to impossible... until now.

Because for a limited time only...

You can get access for just $5 a month.

And here's the best part -- There's no catch. No hidden fees. No strings attached of any kind.

In reality, time is the asset the entrepreneur owns outright and has total control over. I don't really need to follow you around and observe how you use your time to gauge how you're doing in business. I only need hear about your philosophy of time. That is what governs your behavior and what you will tolerate or refuse to tolerate in the behavior of others.

For example, how do you determine which people you're going to spend your time with? One of my litmus tests: If somebody can't keep seemingly minor commitments, I know I can't trust them to honor important ones either. And if I allow myself to hang around with them, soon they'll be the cause of me failing to honor my commitments.

Another example: Do you actually handle time as money, not just give lip service to the idea? Can you tell me what your time must be worth per minute to achieve your income goal? The question I ask myself is: Will this use of my time move me measurably closer to my meaningful goals? Is there even a chance it will? If not, why do it?

It's difficult to find a clock in Las Vegas casinos, because those casinos are designed to separate you from as much of your money as possible -- to make you a loser. And that is best done by dulling your sensitivity to the passing of time. The same principle applies to your business life. The surest way to be a loser is to be casual about time.

I've worked up close 'n' personal with many, many entrepreneurs who've converted ideas and grit into fortunes. The difference between them and the majority of also-rans is never the originality or even the quality of their ideas. As a matter of fact, I've seen fortunes manufactured from mediocre ideas and great ideas stillborn. This is important, because far too many entrepreneurs -- and, frankly, those who observe them, report on them, write about them, and glorify their success stories -- still hold up The Great Idea as the pedestal-worthy holy grail. That is worship of a false god.

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were first added to the NFL as an expansion team, they set records for consecutive losses and embarrassing performances. After one game, a reporter stuck a microphone in John McKay's face, and asked how he felt about his team's execution that day. McKay quipped that he was in favor of it.

That's reality. Execute or be executed. It's how business really works. Hardly anybody gets paid for their ideas. Not even the imagineers at Disney. We actually get paid for what we get done. To the ignorant, my area of marketing seems to be about ideas. The insiders know: It is about implementation.

The entrepreneur is in a situation that encourages poor productivity: He is his own boss. Often this produces an unproductive employee and a lenient, dysfunctional boss. A two-fer. That's why you must create a success environment for yourself. You must impose strict deadlines on yourself and be ruthlessly resistant to wasting your time. Hold yourself accountable, hour by hour.

If you aren't willing to work under such self-imposed pressure, I suggest you forget the idea of getting and staying rich as king of your own kingdom. Every great kingdom needs a ruler with an iron fist.

[Ed. Note: Dan Kennedy is a multimillionaire serial entrepreneur, marketing strategist, strategic advisor, direct-response copywriter, and author of 14 business books, including his popular "No B.S." series. Click here to access 3 of his famous Renegade Millionaire Marketing resources for just $1.00 and receive a bonus worth $572.94.]

The Tables Have Turned

Right now, corporate America is getting filthy rich off of you. And they do it every time you shell out money for almost any item -- large or small. These profits come from the massive mark-ups on imports from places like China, where a widget may cost a buck or two to manufacture but sells for $19.95.

But now the tables have turned on the corporations -- thanks to the Internet and our global economy. And you can be the one reaping windfall profits from the import business. Best part: You can easily run the entire business online, with no employees, no previous experience or knowledge, and with as little as $50 in start-up costs.

Okay so let's get going -- learn how you can get started right now!

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The Language Perfectionist: Get It Right "Every" Time
By Don Hauptman

A supermarket recently opened in my neighborhood. The managers promptly posted a sign boasting "Low prices everyday."

This is a frequent error, though that doesn't make it any less excusable. The sign should read "Low prices every day."

The adjective everyday precedes a noun, as in "The life of the medieval peasant was filled with everyday chores." But every day means "each day," as in "I commute to work every day." In this example, the phrase is an adverb that modifies commute.

A rule of thumb is that if you can substitute "each day," the two words every day are correct. If not, the single word everyday is most likely the right choice.

It can be tempting to conclude that a pair of words can be turned into a compound word without affecting the meaning. But this assumption isn't always true. Other common mistakes of this sort include alright (which should be all right) and alot (a lot). Unlike everyday, though, neither of these erroneous compounds is a legitimate word.

The lesson: Be careful with lookalikes, or what the French vividly call "false friends."

[Ed Note: For more than three decades, Don Hauptman was an award-winning independent direct-response copywriter and creative consultant. He is author of The Versatile Freelancer, an e-book that shows writers and other creative professionals how to diversify their careers into speaking, consulting, training, and critiquing.]

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[Ed. Note: PJ McClure, "The Mindset Maven," dedicated decades of his life to studying goal setting and personal achievement strategies. He found a lot of great tools and techniques... but something was still missing. And that's why he developed his own program to help people overcome the obstacles that are holding them back from getting what they want out of life. Find out how PJ can help you here.

PJ is an alumnus of ETR's annual Info-Marketing Bootcamp. Each year, we bring in the top Internet business builders in the to share their freshest and most lucrative money-making strategies with our attendees. These are proven strategies in search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, social media, video marketing, and more. And this year, you don't even have to travel to Florida. You can be part of Bootcamp -- from your own home office or living room -- LIVE. Find out more here.]

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After hearing about so many successful folks who credit Michael Masterson and ETR with helping them along the way, we've come to realize there is an "elite" group of ETR readers.

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Today's Words That Work: Vitrine

A Vitrine (vih-TREEN) -- from the French for "pane of glass" -- is a glass cabinet or case, especially one for displaying art objects.

Example (as used by Bob Morris in The New York Times): "A blackboard in the farm's shed listed our meager allotment of vegetables -- all stored in crates on tables as if they were art in vitrines."

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Hundreds of Practical and Profitable Techniques and Ideas

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The Safest Stocks in the World
By Dan Ferris

The safest stocks in the world right now have three important traits.

The first trait of a safe stock is a rock-solid financial condition. The best financial condition possible is when a company has plenty of cash and little or no debt.

Think about your own finances. Would you rather have $1 million in cash and no debt or $1 million in debt and no cash? It's a silly question. Everybody would love to have $1 million in cash and no debt. It's the same with a business.

The best example is Microsoft. No matter what anyone says about it, I'm 100% certain Microsoft is one of the safest stocks in the world today.

Microsoft is in the best possible financial condition. It has $36.8 billion in cash, stocks, and bonds and less than $6 billion in debt. It could completely eliminate its debt and still have more than $30 billion left over. If you paid all your debts and had $30 billion left over, you'd feel pretty secure, right?

Microsoft shareholders feel that way every day. No matter what happens in the world, there's never a financial crisis at Microsoft.

Here's a list of a few more safe, blue-chip stocks that are all in a strong financial condition...

Company
Cash/Securities
(in billions)

Debt
(in billions)
 
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $18.9 $11.6
Intel (INTC) $18.3 $2.3
Costco (COST) $5.3 $2.2
Automatic Data Processing (ADP) $1.7 $0.04
TJX Companies (TJX)
$1.5 $0.79

A strong financial condition is just the beginning. The other two traits of a safe stock are just as important...

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The second trait of a safe stock is that it generates more cash than it reinvests to keep the businesses going.

Again, think of yourself... Would you like to run out of money two days before you get your paycheck? Or would you like to have $5,000 more than you spend each month? That $5,000 is excess cash flow. You'd feel more secure with plenty of excess cash flow each month, right?

It's the same with a business. Businesses that generate excess cash flow every year are safer than those that don't. Johnson & Johnson earned more than $15 billion of excess cash flow in the past 12 months. Automatic Data Processing earns about $1.5 billion in excess cash flow per year. In fact, all six of the stocks mentioned above generate large amounts of excess cash flow every year.

The third trait of a safe stock is that it's obviously worth more than its stock price. I'm not talking about a company worth $50 a share that sells for $48. That's too close to call. I'm talking about companies worth at least 50% more than their stock price.

Intel at $18 a share is a great example. Right now, the stock market says Intel's business is worth about eight times the excess cash flow it can generate in one year. That's an absurdly low price. Over the past few years, we've seen great businesses sell for several times that: Gillette, Wrigley's, and Anheuser-Busch were all bought out for 28-32 times one year's excess cash flow.

Intel is too big to be bought out. But even if it were worth only half what Gillette, Wrigley's, or Anheuser-Busch were worth... that's a 75%-100% upside from here. With a great financial condition, excess cash flow, and a low stock price, Intel is one of the safest stocks in the world today.

To recap, the safest stocks in the world...

Have a rock-solid financial condition, usually with more cash than debt.

Generate more cash than needed to keep the business going.

Are worth at least 50% more than their current stock price.

Many investors think they must take big risks to make big money in stocks. It's just the opposite. You have to eliminate the risk of loss as much as possible.

Invest only in the safest stocks, and you'll retire rich. And if you wanted to, you could probably retire years ahead of schedule.

P.S. Readers of my monthly Extreme Value letter have known about the safest stocks in the world for almost four years now. To date, not one Extreme Value recommendation in this category has failed to produce a profit. The only two we've closed produced 49% and 59% gains in about a year's time. To learn more about Extreme Value -- and how to get immediate access to all my research -- click here.

Import and Grow Rich

One of the best ways to build wealth FAST is to import cheaply produced, in-demand products from abroad... then resell them at a huge mark-up back home.

And now, thanks to the Internet, it's never been easier for home-based entrepreneurs to get in on this lucrative import-export market.

We've profiled several Internet import-export entrepreneurs who are generating over $1 million per year in revenues... just a few short years after they got started. And they all started from home with little in the way of start-up capital or expertise.

See their stories, and find out how easily you can follow in their footsteps, here.


"It has changed my whole perspective."

"Michael Masterson, your piece on charity ("The Ten Commandments of Charity") was so wonderful. It is great the way you are transforming the community around you.

"Many times charitable organizations give out cash thinking that they can transform an individual. But it actually takes a gradual process to change someone's behavior. It's like the saying, "Give a man a fish, you have fed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you have fed him for a lifetime."

"There is money to be generated and the people must be shown how.

"Your article has changed my whole perspective on giving to needy persons."

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Today's Words That Work: Anomaly

An Anomaly (un-NOM-uh-lee) -- from the Greek for "irregular" -- is a deviation from the norm.

Example (as used by William Finnegan in The New Yorker): "In the drug wars that rack Mexico... Tijuana is an anomaly. It is a place where public security has actually improved."


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