Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A good one!

Another post by Ron Reynolds!
Mental Vitamin - Missing The Point
"We have paid off all our credit cards. We've paid off our cars and all our other loans, and we even own our own home - outright. We have no need to build a business, so I?ve concluded that AdvoCare isn't for me."

Those were the words of a woman I met recently, and she reached her conclusion because she and her husband had long ago concluded to do almost precisely what the DebtBuster system is designed to do. But she began her quest for financial independence before DebtBuster ever became a cornerstone in the AdvoCare concept for taking back control of one's life. Her conclusion may seem to make sense, except that there's a major difference between "seeming to make sense" and actually making sense. We must congratulate her for sticking to her resolve to free herself from the bondage of debt, but we should perhaps reserve our full congratulations, for there's an element that the woman at issue - and millions of Americans like her who are debt free - have clearly overlooked.

Simply being out of debt and able to enjoy most of what gives you pleasure without endangering your future security is part of what we should all pursue, but it's certainly not all we should pursue. If you were blessed in so many ways as the lady in my example is blessed, what would you do, assuming your life encountered the AdvoCare opportunity after you reached a full measure of financial security?

No doubt you have encountered people who - when you share your story with them - reject any notion that there's a place for them in AdvoCare. They have the big home, the stock portfolio, the money put away in several safe places, the cars, the clothes and all the other trinkets that connote success and happiness. They have "risen above it all" but they find themselves without a transcendent purpose. They float along on the cloud of their past, self-designed - and in most cases, deserved comforts. They assume that the acquisition of material and financial comfort is an expression of their value, and they choose to ignore how, by sharing what they have learned with others, they could make a significant contribution to the lives of others who have not yet managed to find such a cause and such a purpose.

Perhaps we should have a special position titled "Emissary Advisor" for those who have concluded they "don't need the money" and therefore don't need AdvoCare. I surely don't mean to suggest that we're going to actually do that, because those who "count themselves out" wouldn't respond to that approach either. We'll just do what we've always done; we'll find those who have come to enjoy success, we'll engage them into AdvoCare as a product user, and we'll let them be "introducers" without any special title. They can lead us to those among their circle of friends who are still searching and still struggling. Even the most affluent among us needs an on-going transcendent cause, for "without a vision, the people perish."

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