The Painful Three…Fibromyalgia, Lupus, and Arthritis


The Painful Three…Fibromyalgia, Lupus, and Arthritisreflex_lrg

If you’ve ever experienced fatigue, joint stiffness, sleep disturbance, numbness, tingling, and swelling of your joints, then you’ve experienced some of the symptoms of these three conditions.  For me personally, it is the third…arthritis. Specifically, I suffer from gout.

The muscle and joint discomfort associated with an active lifestyle can be hard to ignore.  I usually don’t use my blog to blatantly promote one specific product, but today I am.  I am doing so, because I have found one product that has personally given me great relief, and I feel obligated to share it. For relief, I found RE:FLEX by Vollara.  Re:Flex contains a proprietary blend of enzymes, powerful herbs, and antioxidants specifically formulated to support muscle and joint health.

Re:Flex provides highly concentrated proteolytic enzymes, including bromelain, to support the body’s natural anti-inflammatory systems. These enzymes are combined with powerful herbs, like Boswellia, that have been used for centuries in herbal medicine to support the body’s natural healing processes.

In addition, Re:Flex provides a combination of antioxidant nutrients to help the body fight the free radicals which may be released after an injury or in inflammatory conditions. Re:Flex utilizes the CAeDS® mechanism to insure maximum effectiveness

Benefits of Re:flex

Promotes faster recovery from exercise and competition

Helps maintain healthy muscles and joints

Take Re:Flex if:

You need extra support for joint and muscle health

You plan to participate in strenuous activity

You want to recover more quickly from exercise, sports or other physical activities

You want to support the body’s natural healing processes

Re:Flex also contains turmeric, and this has many benefits.

Order Re:Flex here

According to Health Diaries.com http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-health-benefits-of-turmeric.html  the active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Here are 20 health benefits of turmeric:

1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.

2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.

3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.

4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.

5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.

6. Is a natural liver detoxifier.

7. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.

8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.

9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.

10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.

11. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.

12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.

13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.

14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.

16. Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.

17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.

18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.

19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.

20. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Contraindications: Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Though turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a doctor before doing so as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant.

Re:Flex and other Vollara products can be ordered direct at https://store.myvollara.com/%28raines%29/Site/ReFlex

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

 

How Important is Hydration?


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A six-year study published in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.

Drinking the equivalent of 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45% and drinking ½ your body weight in water per day decreases the risk of breast cancer by 79%

I think the reason why we often don’t give enough importance to hydration is that it is so simple. It is hard for our brain to connect such a profound effect with something as simple as drinking a proper amount of water each day.

So I am not going to argue the point too much – I think 99% of you will agree that drinking enough water on a daily basis is absolutely a good thing. So let’s get into the good stuff: how you can start to directly change the quality of your life with water!

The benefits of hydration

Drinking ½ your body weight in ounces of quality water per day will transform your health and dramatically improve the way you think and feel.

These are the Top 5 Benefits to staying hydrated!

1. Energy! As mentioned above, when we are dehydrated by just 5% most of us will experience a 25-30% loss of energy. And to be honest, I estimate that 90% of us are more than 5% dehydrated.  When was the last time you truly drank enough water during the day?  And when you did, how good did you feel?!

When we are dehydrated we get headaches, foggy thinking, fatigue in our mind and our body, mood swings, we overeat, our metabolism grinds to a halt, we underachieve and we lose motivation.

Water is needed for almost every body metabolic function – it is simply vital that we stay hydrated. When we are dehydrated our body just cannot do it’s job and our energy and mental state will suffer as a result.

Fatigue is a hydration problem. If you’re feeling tired drink several glasses of water over the next 90 minutes and see how you feel then!

 

2.  Weight Loss! Our brain literally does not distinguish between the sensations of thirst and hunger. Both are derived from the same place – low energy levels (linking it to point 1, above). When we experience these low energy levels the sensations of thirst and hunger are generated at the same time, and we instinctively assume that regardless of the driver, both of these sensations are ‘the need to eat’. In other words we eat food even when the body needs water.

 

By staying hydrated we separate these two messages and often eat a lot less – the right amount.

 

3. Clear Skin! When you start to stay hydrated and consume ½ your body weight in ounces of water per day you will also begin to notice some dramatic changes to your skin.

 

Problems such as acne, dryness, eczema, psoriasis and more will start to disappear. Why?  When dehydrated, the body preserves the water supply to critical organs, such as the brain and the heart, but “cuts off water” to peripheral organs such as skin.

 

Being hydrated also ensures that your body’s cells are able to function effectively, for nutrient absorption, blood building and circulating and to help the body remove toxins.

 

4. Alkalinity & pH Balance! When you drink clean, filtered water with a pH of at least 8.5+ you will notice that you begin to feel a surge of health, energy and vitality. Our body is designed to be alkaline,

maintaining a pH level of approximately 7.365 in our cells, particularly the blood.

 

When we eat and drink too many acid-forming foods and drinks such as colas, sugars, breads, sweets, pizza, chips, alcohol, white rice & pasta, trans-fats, fast food, refined food, sauces & condiments, dairy, meats and more we put our body under an incredible strain to maintain this pH balance at 7.365.

 

By hydrating our body with high pH water we help maintain this alkalinity, flush toxins & acids from the body (such as yeasts/candida and bacteria growths) and our energy and vitality will go through the roof!

 

Being over-weight is also an acid problem, so when you start to hydrate & alkalize you will also start to see the weight fall away. Seriously, just by drinking ½ your body weight in ounces of alkaline water per day you will begin to see huge improvements with your weight.

 

5. Anti-Aging! The cause of premature aging is an over acid, dehydrated body. Aging occurs when we do not dispose of the internally generated wastes and toxins in our body. This is the process of getting old.

Because this accumulation of waste products inside the body is the aging process, supporting the body to remove these old, acid wastes is the anti aging process.

 

Antioxidants are often referred to as a way to prevent anti-aging because they help to detoxify the body from these wastes – and so drinking alkaline, antioxidant-rich water is a fantastic way to slow and reverse the aging process.

 

When we are hydrated, our cells function optimally, our digestive system works wonderfully and we can remove these aging toxins easily!

 

Below are unpaid endorsements from professional athletic teams that use our Vollara products, including the Living Water.  Just click on the team to read their letter.

James Clendenin

 

PDF icon imageLetters of Endorsment

·         St. Louis Cardinals

·         Miami Marlins

·         Detroit Tigers

·         Cincinnati Reds

·         Colorado Rockies

·         Arkansas Naturals

·         Joey Greany – Strength and Conditioning Coach

·         Kansas City Royals

·         Ryan Stoneberg – Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

·         Kansas City Royals

·         Ty Hill – Strength & Conditioning Coach

·         Texas Rangers

·         Toronto Blue Jays

·         Pittsburgh Pirates

·         Washington Nationals

 

Work-at-Home Programs


Work-at-home programs

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by Crown Financial Ministries

Beware of work-at-home schemes. “Would you like to earn hundreds of dollars a week at home, in your leisure time? Many people are supplementing their income in a very easy way. Let us tell you how.”

“Earn $9,000 per week working in your spare time in the comfort of your own home. No selling involved. No experience necessary. Call toll free 1-800-JOB-SCAM.”

“Be your own boss. For only $49.95 you can be on your way to employment independence. Have your credit card handy and call toll free today at 1-809-RIP-OFFS and begin making thousands, without ever having to leave your home.”

Offers like these might sound very attractive, particularly if you are unable to leave your home to work. However, be cautious of work-at-home opportunities, especially ones that promise you large profits in a short period of time. In essence, the more unbelievable the opportunity, the less likely it is legitimate. Although some work-at-home opportunities are legitimate, a great majority are not. Home employment schemes are among the oldest kinds of classified advertising fraud.

What many of these ads do not say is that you might have to work many hours without pay. There also may be hidden costs. A great many work-at-home schemes require you to spend your own money to place ads in newspapers, make photocopies, or buy envelopes, paper, stamps, and other supplies or equipment needed to do the job. The company also may demand that you pay a membership fee or make regular payments in order to get continued instructions or materials. Consumers deceived by these ads have lost thousands of dollars and have wasted their time and energy.

Two most common work-at-home schemes
Envelope stuffing. Work-at-home schemes come in all varieties, but the most common scheme over the past number of years has been envelope stuffing. Promoters of these programs usually advertise that, for a small fee, they will tell you how to earn money stuffing envelopes at home. Only when it is too late do you find out the promoter really has no employment to offer. What you are likely to receive for your fee is a letter telling you to place that same envelope-stuffing ad in newspapers or magazines or send the ad to friends and relatives. The only way you will earn money is from the people who respond to your work-at-home ad.

Assembly or Craft Work. The second most common work-at-home scheme is assembly or craft work. These programs often require you to invest hundreds of dollars in equipment or supplies or many hours of time to produce goods for a company that has promised to buy them. For example, you might be required to buy from a company the equipment and materials to make specific goods, such as plastic signs or baby shoes. However, after you purchase the supplies and equipment and perform the required tasks, the company does not pay you for your efforts. Most victims of this type of scheme were refused payment by a company because they claimed that the product did not meet their quality standards. Unfortunately, it is doubtful that the finished product will ever come up to their quality standards. Thus the victim is left with expensive equipment and supplies, with no income. In reality, those who produce goods in response to such ads usually must find their own customers.

Precautions against work-at-home schemes
If a work-at-home opportunity is legitimate, the company or sponsor should be up front and be willing to explain in writing at no charge what is involved in the opportunity. In addition, legitimate companies will let you “sleep on it,” after you have contacted them for information, rather than demanding that you make your decision immediately.

The following are some questions a person who is considering a work-at-home opportunity should have answered before he or she agrees to any work-at-home opportunity.

  1. What task or tasks will I be required to perform? Have a program sponsor list every step of the job.
  2. Will I be paid on salary or commission?
  3. Who determines when and how I get paid? Who will pay me? Get the name, address, and phone number of the person or department responsible for paying your salary and write them a letter requesting a return response. Ask for details about how and when you will get paid and what qualifying factors you must meet before you get paid.
  4. When will I get my first paycheck? Are there any automatic deductions other than FICA and taxes and, if so, how much and for what purpose?
  5. What is the total cost of the work-at-home program, including supplies, equipment, and all fees? What will I get for my money? Are supplies automatically renewed and deducted from my salary or commission or do I only receive what I order?
  6. Is there an existing customer base or do I have to find my own customers?
  7. Who pays for postage, mailing, and shipping?

How the program sponsor answers these questions should enable you to determine whether you want to be involved with that particular company’s work-at-home opportunity.

In addition to asking these questions, you should personally investigate the work-at-home program sponsor. The three things we advise anyone to do in checking out a work-at-home opportunity are to: (1) get the names of the principals and the home office of the company; (2) write or call the Better Business Bureau in the state where they are located; and (3) write or call the attorney general or the state securities office of that state. Ask if they have had any complaints filed against the company. All these things should be done before you make any decision to become a part of that company.

Already been victimized
If you have already spent money and time in a work-at-home program that you now have reason to believe might not be legitimate, contact the company and ask for your money back. Let the company know that you plan to notify state officials about your experience. If you cannot resolve your dispute with the company, the following organizations might be able to help you:

  1. The attorney general’s office of your state and the state where the company is headquartered.
  2. Your state and local consumer protection office.
  3. Your local and state Better Business Bureau, as well as the Better Business Bureau of the state where the company is headquartered.
  4. Your local postmaster. The U.S. Postal Service investigates fraudulent mail practices.
  5. The advertising manager of the publication that ran the ad you answered.
  6. The Federal Trade Commission. Although the FTC cannot help resolve individual disputes, the agency can take action if there is evidence of a pattern of deceptive or unfair practices. Contact them at (877) FTCHELP (382-4357) or online at http://www.ftc.gov.

Conclusion
In considering home business opportunities, you must be very cautious, since some organizations offering work-at-home business opportunities are not trustworthy. If they require an investment on your part, our advice is to stay away from them, especially if it does not fit within your budget. You might check with some of the larger churches or businesses in your community to see if they have any work you could do in your home. Other home businesses that have been successful include child care services, dress shops, consignment shops, bakery serving services, research, and typing and computer services. God knows your needs and the desires of your heart. Trust Him to show you the occupation that will fit your talents and needs and will honor His name.

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Brian Raines is an Associate with Crown Financial Ministries

 

Uncompromising Health Weight Loss Challenge – Day 32


It is a beautiful, sunshine-filled morning here in South Carolina. Frost on the

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ground and twenty-one degrees!  God is certainly smiling on us this special day.

Today starts Day 32 of my own Vollara Uncompromising Health Weight Loss Challenge.  The past two days have been a bit frustrating as my body has decided it is showing me who is in charge.  The scale did give me a bit of relief this morning showing a loss of eight ounces.  This morning, I weighed in at 339.8.  I am really excited about the coming week. How much healthier I will become…how much more weight I will lose. 

My day started with two ounces of low-fat cottage cheese with pineapple. I topped it off with a delicious vanilla whey protein shake from Vollara. I blended it with cold, organic skim milk. Delicious! Some days I blend my fruit in with the shake. Can I get a BOOM?

Re:Place is the core product in my weight loss program.  Re:Place is a delicious SuperFood that uses the amazing power of enzymes to support your metabolism at optimum levels during weight loss without using drugs or stimulants. Unlike other meal replacement products that offer little nutrition, Re:Place provides the minerals, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates, protein, fatty acids, fiber, phytonutrients, and naturally occurring vitamins that your body needs to support a healthy and active metabolism. Re:Place supports your body’s ability to burn the maximum amount of fat from storage, using it as fuel and enabling you to obtain the slimmer, leaner body you desire. In fact, as a SuperFood, Re:Place is an ideal meal replacement or supplement drink for anyone concerned with looking great and feeling great.

I will have the second of my 5 – 7 meals around noon today.  It sure feels good to be losing weight again. Below are my stats:

Original starting weight — 555 pounds

Today, I weighed in at 339.8.  On this second leg of my journey, I have dropped 25.2 pounds over the past 31 days and I feel great. Body Mass Index (BMI)  today is 46.1  My ultimate goal is to be at 180 pounds by my birthday on December 29th. In order to accomplish this, I must lose 0.48 pounds each day.

Many of you have decided to join me on my challenge. I hope more of you do.  When you do, I will send you my complete meal plan, as well as our 5-7-5 plan which allows you to lose 5 pounds in 7 days.  My personal plan is a bit more aggressive.

Let me hear from you. Leave your comments. Tell me how you’re doing on your weight loss. What are you finding helpful? What’s challenging for you? While you here, I’d be honored if you would subscribe to this blog, and I will give you daily updates, and keep you posted on new health trends, especially tailored around weight loss.  Keep it up…the only way one cannot win this game is by quitting. Don’t you quit!

Peace and Love,

Brian

CHRISTMAS STORY 2011


Hello, Precious Friends:

The Christmas time is a time for giving generously. The perfect Christmas gift is available at www.myvollara.com/raines 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 www.myvollara.com/raines 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 rainesorganization@myvollara.com

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 www.saveonebilliongallons.com

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
www.myvollara.com/raines

NETWORK MARKETING – YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE IT!


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NETWORK MARKETING – YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE IT!

How would you like to have every possible opportunity in your life open up to you? How would you like unlimited possibilities?  If you will fall in love with the network marketing industry, your success is inevitable!  If you’re already a member of the network marketing industry, I applaud you. Fall in love with your industry. Fall in love with your chosen company, and fall in love with your products. If you’re not in this industry, I urge you to prayerfully consider joining – either part-time, or if you are in a position to do so; make it a full-time career!

Network Marketing is a way for you to achieve everything you’ve ever wanted in life – and by helping others!  Your success can be directly proportionate to the level of service and support you provide for other people. This is phenomenal!  From your very first day in network marketing you are free!  Free from commuting, free from office politics, free from being tied down to a boring, dead-end job, and free from making someone else rich while you struggle to survive!  And what about you corporate guys and gals?  Are you career-disturbed? Are you over-worked, under-paid, under-appreciated? How about over-qualified? How about…just sick and tired of the corporate rat race? And, don’t even get me started about you folks that have to catch a plane somewhere every day, or every week. Aren’t you tired of being “tired?”

John Kalench said in his 1990 book, Being The Best You Can Be in MLM**, “Network Marketing is such a unique and extraordinary system that I firmly believe it will open up for you – as it did for me and has for thousands of others just like us – a vast new horizon of possibilities for your life. Once you begin to grasp the unlimited potential of Network Marketing, you’ll begin to reveal your deepest desires and aspirations.”

Here are the three things you must do in order to be successful in a Network Marketing career:

  1. 1.  You must use you products and love them! You may ask me, “Brian, what will I have to do if I join a Network Marketing company?”  I’ll be the first to tell you, there are no shortcuts, and that’s a good thing, too!  Network Marketing offers some of the most extraordinary products and services in the world. Take my chosen company, Vollara. We have the absolute highest quality, most amazing, eco-friendly technology the world has ever seen! I am my own best customer – and with this combination, I have a win-win situation! I use my own company products!
  2. You must share and recommend your products to others!  This is very simple. You already do this, and you don’t realize it. What happens when you eat at a great restaurant? You tell your friends and family about this awesome restaurant!  What happens when you go see a good movie?  You tell your friends and family, right?  Do the restaurants and movie theaters pay you residual income for sending all your friends to them? NO!  Gues what? Your Network Marketing company does! Every time I tell someone about my Vollara technology, and they use my product, I get paid! Isn’t this the most exciting thing you’ve ever heard of? Professional marketers know they have to get people to try their product, they have to get you to use their product or service again and again, and lastly, and most importantly…the thing all marketers dream of accomplishing: they need you to like the product so much that you recommend it to other people!
  3. 3.    You must sponsor other people to join you. When people see you’re having fun building your home-based business, when they see you making money…they will start thinking pretty long and hard about joining you. This is a very critical point…do not miss this! Network Marketing is not about begging people to join your business. It’s not about “hard-selling” them. It’s not about “high-pressure. And, it sure isn’t about deceiving them into coming to dinner or to your home for a social event, and then hitting them with your opportunity meeting! This is unethical, and it is wrong!  You know what it is about? It’s about honestly offering people your opportunity and letting them make a choice. Network Marketers are not in the persuading business or convincing business; we are in the sorting business.  Just keep offering until you find the right person at the right time. Period!
  • USE YOUR PRODUCTS AND LOVE THEM.
  • SHARE YOUR PRODUCTS WITH OTHERS
  • SPONSOR OTHERS INTO YOUR BUSINESS

If you want to know more, or have questions, feel free to send me an e-mail. I can be reached at rainesorganization@myvollara.com  If you would like more information on my company of choice, Vollara, you can see an entire presentation at http://www.morevollara.com

Thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to read my blog today. I am very humbled you have stopped by.  Will you do me a favor? Will you share this information with your team if you are in the Network Marketing industry? If you’re not in the industry, maybe you would like more information about joining the industry, or maybe you know someone else who could use an extra $1000 – $2000 each month. If so, send this to them. If you’re reading this from Facebook, or some other social media site, will you hit the “like” button for me? And if you really want to make me feel super special, subscribe to my blog. And please, if there is any way I can personally serve you, please do not hesitate to call on me. I believe in paying it forward. Givers really do gain, and I want to be a giver! Thank you so much, and may God bless you!

To Your Continued and Future Success!

Brian Raines

** For more information on John Kalench and his work:

Millionaires in Motion

http://www.miminc.com/

(619) 467-9667

Toll-free order line – 800-388-1748

NO THANKS, I’D RATHER WORK FOR A LIVING!


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Yesterday, while doing some interviews with potential new business partners, I received an e-mail from an old school friend of mine. I couldn’t help but chuckle when I read her comments, “no thanks, I’m not interested in network marketing now or in the future….I would much rather earn my money the old-fashioned way….work….work…..work.” 

When I think of a woman telling me she wants to earn her money the “old-fashioned way,” my mind somehow goes back to the oldest profession in the world! I won’t even start down that road!

Her comment did start me thinking. Do people view those of us in the network marketing industry as “not working?” I’ll admit, many of the high-pressure, hoopla-type, MLM folks of the past always tried to make people think that if they joined their new deal, their life would be all peachy-keen!  I have learned that nothing in life worth having ever comes for free.

I absolutely love the networking marketing industry. Compared to the Wall Street career I came out of, it is sweet bliss. I have found out that the industry is called network marketing for a reason….it is hard netWORKing! Probably the hardest work I have ever done….but, the most fun and rewarding!

The late Jim Rohn always taught that one could work for profits or wages. I used to tell my wealthy financial clients this, and they would always ask me to explain. It works like this:

When you work for Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, or whatever corporate job that comes to mind, and you’re paid hourly, or by salary, this is considered working for wages.  You give the employer 40-60 hours of hard labor, and they will reward you with a guaranteed paycheck….and they will take out things like taxes, unemployment, Social Security, insurance, well….you get the picture. You get what’s left over.

Let’s look at a real-life example: let’s say you work at the big box store down the street, and they pay you “wages” of $7.25 per hour. If you work 40 hours on that hard cement floor, on weekends, and many holidays, on a typical week, your wages before taxes and all the charges would be $290.00.  If they keep you around long enough for retirement, you’ll get a cake and a $100 wrist watch.  If you’re in the 15% federal tax bracket, your bring-home pay after taxes will be $246.50.

Now here in South Carolina where I live, the state is going to take out another 7%, so that brings your $246.50 “wages” down to $226.20.  So…..after everything else comes out that I mentioned previously, you will bring home probably less than $200.00.  Now, that $200 divided by those hard, back-breaking 40 hours of hard labor comes out to around $5.00 per hour. I know, I know….you’re saying; but, that check is guaranteed!  Yes, it is, until the company gets mad at you, or finds someone younger than you to do your job for less money. So, do you now understand how working for wages works?

Next, let’s look at the other way of earning a living…working for profits! This is my preferred method. Believe me, I have worked jobs in both categories, so I know what they both are all about. The majority of wealthy people in this world work for profits.  Let’s see how this works. 

Let’s say in my network marketing business, that I go out and spend three or four hours with a customer, and that customer decides to buy one of my widgets, or whatever I’m marketing.  As a self-employed businessman, I buy my products at a wholesale cost and sell them at a retail cost to make a fair “profit.”  Let’s assume I make $300 profit on my item my customer buys.  That’s a pretty good paycheck for three to four hours work, wouldn’t you agree?  This also does not include the bonus and residual income my company pays me for helping other people start their business.

We all know in the real world that not every customer buys every time; but, if I spend enough time talking with people who are looking for, or need, what my company offers, then I will make sales….thus profits. Now, comparing this way of working to my friend who works at the big box store, let’s compare numbers:

Big box store “guaranteed” wages for 40 hours hard work is $290.00 before taxes, insurance and the like.

My “non-guaranteed” profit for 3 – 4 hours work is $300.00!  So, I ask you, would you rather have $7.25 per hour in wages, or $100 per hour in profits?  Guess what happens if I work more than 3-4 hours? What if I work 20 hours in a week, and I make 2 or 3 sales?  You guessed it! Now I made $900.00 before taxes, and I worked half the hours you did, and I had much more fun. I also got to make my own hours, got to work from home and didn’t have to put up with co-workers I don’t like, and don’t have to worry about getting fired!  Yes, I still have to pay taxes and insurance and things like everyone else; however, I make more money, and I’m the boss.

SO, I ask you….profits or wages?  How about this? What if you tell me, “Brian, I can’t give up my guaranteed wages right now to start my own home-based business and work for profits?” Well, what if you keep your wages job, and in your spare time, maybe 5-10 hours per week, start a home-based business, and make some profit on top of your wages. If you make a sale, and you will if I help you, then you’ve got extra money plus your wages.  When your home-based business grows to the point to where it is making you more money than your wages job, then you have a decision to make. Do you start working for yourself full-time and give up the big box store job, or do you keep doing both and have all that extra money? That will be your decision.

If I have piqued your interest, and made you start thinking a bit more, then why not e-mail me at rainesorganization@myvollara.com and let’s schedule some time to chat. No obligation. No high-pressure. No BS like most home-based scammers, just straight talk and honesty. Be prepared to work hard, but also plan to be in for the ride of your life. 

You can keep living in the basement apartment, or you can move on up to the penthouse condo. The decision is yours. If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, then you’re going to keep getting what you’ve always gotten! The view will never change.

Together, you and me, as a team….we can climb the highest mountain. I will make it to the top of that mountain, or you will find me dead somewhere on the side of that mountain! What do you say? Is it worth a few minutes of your time to look over some information and talk?  I’ll be looking to hear from you today!

God bless you.

To Your Future Success!

Brian Raines

P.S. And to my friend who sent me the note about continuing to earn her money the “old-fashioned way,” I certainly hope that works out for you!