My Expensive Laundromat Trip

Yesterday, my wife and I did something that we haven’t done in many years –

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we took a trip to our local laundromat to do our laundry.  It wasn’t by choice I assure you.  Our dear old Maytag washing machine that I paid $200 dollars to have repaired a few weeks ago broke again and left us all “unwashed-up” so to speak.  The reason I am writing about this adventure is because of my work in the green technology field.  As many of you know, I am an independent distributor with Vollara, a green technology company.

Vollara distributes an amazing product called LaundryPure.  This product is a small device that attaches to my washing machine and it allows me to wash my clothes using only cold water. I don’t have to buy laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softener, or use hot water.  We literally wash our clothes using only cold water.  You can imagine how much money I save by doing my laundry this way, and how much better this is for the environment because I am not dumping harmful chemicals into the environment. An extra benefit is I do not have to expose myself to these harsh chemicals either.

I asked my wife, Joyce, before we left for the laundromat yesterday how much it cost to use the machines there and she said, “probably 50 cents or so.”  I couldn’t help but laugh at her.  I knew it had been a long time since we had visited a commercial laundry, but I knew it hadn’t been quite that long!  Well, just so you know, I’m going to break it down for you so you know how much it actually did cost:

1 large washer                   $4.75

1 small washer                  $2.50

2 dryers                                $3.25

1 Tide                                    $8.13

1 bleach                               $2.97

TOTAL                                   $21.60

I was totally blown away by how much this little trip cost us. There are only two of us in our family. Imagine if we had kids…and imagine if we had to wash clothes three or four times each week!  Granted, it is much cheaper to have a washer and dryer at home, but one still has to buy Tide, bleach, and fabric softener.  I did notice by the way, that a large bottle of Tide at my local supermarket was $14.98…how long does that last a family?  Now you see why I use my LaundryPure system!

As mentioned previously, my system uses only cold water! That’s it! I do not buy detergent, bleach, fabric softener, or hot water. Imagine how much money you can save your family by using a system like this.  If you would like more information on the LaundryPure, visit us online at


Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, Robert Kiyosaki and Others

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What do Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, Robert Kiyosaki, and other financial guru’s have in common? Their belief in the network marketing industry.

Wall Street and corporate America are finally realizing that the network marketing industry is THE industry to be involved with in today’s new economy.  Take a few moments to watch this amazing video, and let me know your thoughts.

If you are interested in knowing more about solutions for our new economy, click here.

2011 in review

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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Hello, Precious Friends:

The Christmas time is a time for giving generously. The perfect Christmas gift is available at Vollara for all your family and friends.

I know it is a bit early; however, our factory is already beginning to see back-orders, and we want to avoid this at all costs. So, we are making available to you, our dear friends and family members, our advanced copy of our Christmas catalog.

This time we have an incredible deal on an amazing new product! We have a new technology product, LaundryPure. This technology allows you to use your existing washing machine and eliminate the need for detergent, bleach, fabric softener, and hot water!  Imagine the money you can save, and you will be doing something great for our environment.

By ordering this product now, you will not have to pay the normal retail price of $799.99. You can buy now directly through me, and get the product at below wholesale cost of $597.00 and get two boxes of our Re:Vive Energy drink and two boxes of our Re:Sist products absolutely free!  This is over $900 worth of products for less than the wholesale cost of the LaundryPure alone! 

All our prices are not high and this discount will further delight you. This offer is only valid till December25.

You can buy presents for everyone at your home. Browse through our catalog and select the items. All your gifts shall be sent to your friends and family. Visit our website to place your order.

Call me directly at (864) 918-8025 for instructions on ordering the LaundryPure package. For a FREE copy of our 2011 Christmas catalog, send me an e-mail to

Enjoy Christmas with your loved ones, and thank you for your business.

Brian and Joyce Raines

P.S. For more information on the LaundryPure, visit

Want more information on starting your own home-based, eco-friendly Vollara business? Find full details here 

Brian E. Raines, President
The Raines Organization, Inc.
Post Office Box 799
Liberty, South Carolina 29641
(864) 918-8025
(800) 343-2359


It is no secret for most of you, I am a full-time business owner with Vollara.  Clearly this is a very exciting time to be in business with Vollara.  Our company is rolling – out a new, more lucrative compensation plan that is unmatched in the network marketing industry. 

If you have wanted to earn a serious income in your own home-based business, Vollara is the place to be. Good times are ready to be had by all.

If you want to find out more details about this exciting opportunity, please be my guest tonight on a very short, 15-minute call with our CEO, Jospeh P. Urso, and our National Field Leader, Michael Jackson, Sr. 

Tonight on the 9:30 team call, these distinguished company leaders will spend some time discussing what needs to happen for you to cash in on the program.

We have named the event our “National Freedom Call.”  Don’t you deserve more money for your family?  and don’t you deserve to be able to spend more time with your kids and family than everyone else does? 

The National Freedom Call is tonight, Monday, October 17th at 9:30 PM Eastern.  Please send me an e-mail to to let me know you are going to join the call.

The dial-in number is (214) 396-3457    Passcode is 8655272#

I look forward to having you join me tonight. Talk with you shortly.

Brian Raines


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With interest rates around 2%, how much money do you need in a savings account to earn $500 a month in interest?

A. $50,000

B. $150,000

C. $300,000

What did you guess?

The correct answer is $300,000.

Just think how long you would have to work to earn $300,000 after taxes. And then you could relax and collect that extra $500 a month.

Earning an extra $500 a month in network marketing sure sounds a lot better.

From the writings of “Big Al”

Want to see which company I chose to make my career with? Here you go…




Your Work Is Important.

Me and Hollywood movie producer, and fellow Vollarian, Glenn Greene

Happiness depends on feeling good about yourself. It is based on your relationships and achievements. When your gifts and abilities are developed and utilized through your life’s work, you grow in confidence and strength.

If you are unhappy at work, it will affect your family life, even your health. Take time to plan your career and life’s work.

Your work is a gift from God. “…to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God,” (Ecclesiastes 5:19).  “The Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods…and…bless all the work of thine hand,” (Deuteronomy 28:11 – 12).

God has given you your life’s work to bring you personal fulfillment. It is a vital key to your self-esteem and significance. If you are investing forty miserable hours each week on a job you do not like, two hours of church on Sunday will not necessarily cure it.

1. Are You Really Happy With What You Are Presently Doing? Your personal excitement and enthusiasm about your productivity each day is important. Nobody can answer this but You.

2. Is Your Present Job Actually A Short-Range or Long-Range Goal? For instance, high school or college students may not intend to work their entire lifetime at fast food restaurants. So their “after school” job is a short-range goal. They are gaining education, experience and basic financial provision.

Likewise, you should clarify in your own Mind the real reasons why you have chosen to work where you are presently working or where you desire to work.

3. Are Your God-Given Gifts And Strongest Talents Being Developed?  Prosperity and promotion usually come to those who totally focus on their most significant skills.

4. Are You Working Just To Pay Your Bills And Have Fun or To Truly Express A Contribution To Life And To This Work? Prominent achievers go the extra mile.

5. Do You Feel That God Is Satisfied With What You Are Doing Now?  I remember one tremendous guitarist who left a nightclub band after honestly answering this question. Though he loved his music, he felt God did not want him sowing his talents in such an environment.

6. Do You Feel That You Are Doing The Highest Quality of Work That You Are Capable of Doing?  Millions cultivate the habit of mediocrity in their daily duties. If you are not striving for total excellence, you have either the wrong job or the wrong attitude.

7. Do You Feel Like You Are Working “As Unto The Lord?” You must see the work you do for your boss as work you are doing for God. If not, you will soon resent your boss and the time you spend on his work.  This attitude will eventually cause you to feel unfulfilled and unproductive.

Seriously consider the above questions. Then, ask The Lord for his instructions regarding your career.

8. How Much Income Do You Personally Feel That You Need To Consider Yourself Financially Successful?  Each of us have different needs. Some have 5×7 dreams. Others have 16×20 dreams. Neither is right or wrong. The key is to establish a true picture of your personal desires.

9. What Kind of Problems Do You Really Love To Solve?  You can determine this by your favorite topic of conversation, favorite books and magazines that you enjoy? What would you enjoy talking about the most? Those things reveal your true interests.

10. What Kind of Environment Do You Find Most Enjoyable? Some people discover that they need many people around them to be most productive. Others prefer solitude.

11. What Are Your Social Needs? If your job deprives you of important relationships, it will become a source of discomfort and depression. You must diagnose the personal leisure and social needs that your happiness requires.

12. What Kind of Family Life or Time Do You Feel Is Necessary?  Obviously, a bachelor schedules his life differently from a family man with five children or a divorced mother of an infant. The job that is right for you should provide adequate time for sharing with those you love.

13. What Level of Social Approval And Respect Do You Need? Each of us wants to be accepted by our friends. Never work for a company of which you are ashamed.  One man admitted to me that he had no confidence in the products he was promoting. Consequently, he experienced very little success. He left that job and went to work with a company he could honestly support.  It made all the difference in his happiness.

14. What Kind of Financial Future Is Necessary For Your Peace of Mind? While very few jobs offer a lifetime guarantee, every one of us needs a sense of predictable income. Tomorrow does come. You must find where God wants you to be and what He wants you to be doing, and move as quickly as possible in that direction. Paul wrote, “With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men,” (Ephesians 6:7).

The Questions You Ask Determine The Answers You Discover.  Review these questions and your success will explode..!

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The article above was written by Dr. Mike Murdock, a dear friend and mentor to me. It was taken from The Wisdom Papers of Mike Murdock WPMM#36. For more information on Dr. Murdock’s ministry, visit him online at

When I received this information from Dr. Murdock, I was personally going through a time in my life where I had just made a major career change.  I had been in the financial services industry for many years, and had, quite honestly, become very successul. I had worked my way up to earning a mid six-figure annual income; however, God decided it was time for me to move in another direction. I thought I was happy. I had all the things in life that make one appear to be happy…nice homes, expensive luxury cars, exotic vacations…yet, I was miserable inside and didn’t know it. I was also lost and undone…I was living a lie…I thought I had a relationship with Jesus; however, I had an empty, selfish life. On December 11, 2008, I personally accepted Jesus Christ as my very own Personal Savior and now I know what that relationship truly means. Life hasn’t been all perfect since that day. Actually, it has gotten harder! I now know what things in life are important to me. God…family…true friends. You see, money buys people, but not friends!

I have a very varied career past…I have worked in the real estate industry, law enforcement, been the owner and/or co-owner of several business ventures….even worked professionally in the music entertainment industry. I had played with the Network Marketing industry previously; but, I had never made any serious money….that is until I got involved with a healthy-living technology company in 2006.  My wife, Joyce and I, started seeing checks of over $5,000 each month within five months.

When I made my career change in 2008 out of the financial services industry, I prayed hard and long about which direction God wanted me to move toward. It was about this time that Dr. Murdock sent me the article quoted above.  God showed me clearly the things I enjoy doing. I enjoy working and being around people…the one’s I choose to be around and the one’s God chooses to send into my path. I enjoy having time freedom. I enjoy being able to spend as much time with my wife as I possibly can. I enjoy being able to spend tons of time with my two beautiful granddaughters…and I like being able to take trips and vacations whenever I choose. I also like having the ability to earn as much money as I want to earn! The great thing about my network marketing career is the fact that I can work from anywhere in the world. As long as I have my iPhone, I’m in business.

Network marketing isn’t for everyone. Contrary to what many think, I don’t want  all my friends and family members in my business. I only want those people who are fed-up with making someone else rich….working when someone else tells them to work…being off when someone else tells them to be off. I want the individual that is career-disturbed, tired of the rat-race of corporate America, tired of being under-paid, under-appreciated, and over-worked!

Is this you? If so, I have a very good website…actually, it is a great webiste. Spend some time on my site, and if you want to talk, complete the information form on the site, and I’ll contact you. No obligation, whatsoever.

The site is right here.

There is one thing for sure, my company, Vollara, is rocketing to the moon…come fly with us!