Friday, December 09, 2005

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There are only three ways to make money...


Did you know that?

It's true. There are really only three routes you can take to create income in your life.

Most people only use ONE of them. And, as you might guess, they use the one that is LEAST likely to make them wealthy. On the other hand, wealthy people usually make use of all three of them.

So, here they are: the three ways to make money:
  1. Man at work: personal effort that creates income
  2. Men at work: earning income from other people's efforts
  3. Money at work: earning income by having your money work for you

Of course I'm using the terms "man" and "men" generically to include both men and women. But you can see clearly that MOST people never get out of first gear. They get a job when they're 16 or 17 where they trade their time for dollars. Forty years later, they're still doing the same thing.

Wealthy people take a different route. They use a concept called "leverage" where they multiply their earning power.

For instance, look at #2. Let's say you're in a situation where you work 15 hours a week and also have 40 other people working 15 hours a week. That's a total of 615 hours that you're getting paid for EVERY WEEK! It would take you almost a MONTH to do that much work on your own. And you wouldn't have much of a life.

And, let's take it a step further. In that situation, if you took a vacation for a week....you're STILL going to get paid on 600 hours of productivity! Even though you didn't personally do anything.

That's called "leverage". And that's what you can create with Liberty League International.

My last point is this: most people have no clue what to do with money when it DOES show up in their lives. Leaving it in a savings account to get 3% interest isn't the right answer. And, until you learn #3: how to get your money working FOR you....then you'll always have to have EFFORT (yours or someone else's).

But, wouldn't it be great if you could create a situation where you could earn a CEO's income in six to twelve months.....and then use cutting-edge financial strategies to get that money multiplying for you?

So that retirement is no longer a concern.
So that your money is working for you.
So that your interest's interest is earning interest?
So that you earn money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year whether you're working the business or not?

This third step -- getting your money working for you -- is what we learned in Whistler, B.C. this week at the Beyond Freedom Summit Conference. It's a five-day, all-inclusive event that opened up a whole new world of financial understanding for thousands of people.

One of the speaker's was Jordan Goodman, "American's Money Answer Man" (pictured above). He shared strategies this week that -- worst case scenario -- was worth a couple hundred thousand dollars in tax savings and new earnings. It was phenomenal.

The next Summit Conference is going to be in June, 2005 in South Africa. Scroll down for the details. If you weren't here in Whistler this week, you definitely don't want to miss the next one!

To your success! TR

Monday, December 05, 2005

What's going on in Whistler, British Columbia?


What's going on in Whistler? The 2005 Liberty League International Summit Conference!

For those of you who haven't heard about the Summit Conference and what it involves, visit the company website at http://www.libertyleague.com/start for details. But, suffice to say that it's the pinnacle of Liberty League's robust product line!

This year's Summit conference is being held at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau pictured to the left. It's absolutely amazing.

We got to Whistler after a couple of airline flights and a beautiful, scenic drive from Vancouver, B.C. The mountains have been spectacular and the snow and Christmas decorations have definitely gotten us in the spirit.

But, on top of that, we're getting the most cutting-edge financial information that's available in today's marketplace. For the next five days, we'll have some of the financial world's top money wizards talking to us about how to get our money working for us.

Make no mistake about this. It's not a convention where you're listening to a bunch of bean-counters drone on about how to balance your checkbook. Most of the people on our itinerary are people that you couldn't even speak to unless you had seven-figures to invest. But, they're hear this week sharing some VERY powerful strategies that you can use to get your money moving along faster than you can imagine.

In other words, this isn't Suze Orman. It's not David Bach. It's not Larry Burkett or Dave Ramsey. These are the caliber of people who teach THOSE people what THEY should be doing with their dollars!

And it's not calculus. Or voodoo. Or weird offshore tax haven stuff. These are powerful techniques -- presented in everyday language -- that will completely change the way you look at money.

As a matter of fact, let me close with this. Today was our first session and I've already learned TWO ways that will amount to -- literally -- hundreds of thousands of dollars of savings and growth in the course of the next 10 years.

Yeah. Between that and my luxury suite....I think my Summit Ticket was a good investment for the Rush Family. :)

Stay tuned for updates from Whistler!

--TR

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Have you ever visited Africa? You can!


Liberty League founders Brent Payne and Shane Krider announced the location of the 2006 Summit Conference today. The 5-day event will be held at The Palace of the Lost City in beautiful Sun City, South Africa.

Built as the fabled residence of an ancient king, the Palace of the Lost City is one of the most luxurious and extraordinary resorts in the world.

I was in South Africa a few years ago for a 12-day safari and it was easily the most amazing vacation of my life. It's every bit as magical as you would expect. The luxury of South Africa is breathtaking. Many of our meals were actually served outside with linen tablecloths, fine china, etc. The weather is so amazingly pleasant that there's just no need to stay inside. At night, we would leave the balcony doors open and listen to the sounds of monkeys, lions and elephants across the river.

And here's the thing: a lifestyle like this is a CHOICE. It's not luck. It's not "the breaks". And, for a guy who once lived in a cinder block house with no heat in the winter, it's certainly not an issue of being born with a silver spoon in your mouth.

Magnificent life experiences such as this one are something you CHOOSE to have in your life. It's the natural byproduct of choosing to engage in the kinds of thinking and activities that successful people engage in. And that choice is yours.

Want to come to Africa with us? Want to experience this once-in-a-lifetime journey with thousands of success-minded people? Want to finally show your family the kind of life that they deserve?

Get the information on Liberty League International and find out how YOU can start living this kind of life today. It all starts with a simple choice.....

See you in Africa!
Tony Rush

Friday, September 30, 2005

Liberty League keeps getting better!


As usual, Liberty League is on the move.

For those of you who haven't seen it, the new Beyond Freedom course is beautiful. It's got an entirely new look, updated content, and is better than ever. The course manuals and journals are now in hardback form, instead of spiral bound. You can click the picture above for a larger image.

But that's not all....

Also, as part of your Beyond Freedom course, you'll get access to the all-new Beyond Freedom Member Community. It's an online resource with news, entertainment, live events, podcasts, personalized coaching, mentors, discussion forums and much more. We're even going to have resources for teenagers and children. It's going to be incredible! We expect the new Beyond Freedom Member Community to "go live" within the next few weeks.

For more information visit http://www.libertyleague.com/start and click the link for "What Is Beyond Freedom?" For a sneak peek at the new Beyond Freedom Community, check out http://www.beyondfreedom.com!

Get yours today!

TR

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Honey Bees and Liberty League!

Some of you guys know that Jessica and I homeschool our two sons.

As part of biology class, Jessica had scheduled some time at the local agricultural extension office for the beekeepers to show the boys about honeybees and pollination. Word got around among some other homeschooling families and it wound up being a pretty big event. There were probably about 30 kids there.

And the agricultural office went "all-out". They set up different "stations" so that one group of kids could learn about, say, pollination and the bee life cycle....while another group of kids were extracting honey from the combs and tasting it.It was too cool.

But, the REALLY cool part was the quiet realization that I was the only dad there. We were sitting on some bleachers watching a guy sting himself for the kids' entertainment (!) and it occurred to me that -- of all the kids there -- Will and Pate were the only ones whose dad was able to come.

And that's the way it always is on these things. When we took our oldest son to the one-day baseball camp.....all moms. When we visited the natural science museum to show the boys the planetarium....same thing.

And my kids notice, too. Every now and then, they'll ask, "Dad, why don't you go to a job like Austin's dad?" Or "Dad, it's cool that you always get to stay home all the time."

And here's my point. Hidden in those phrases is the REAL reason I work from home: Jessica and I CHOSE to be the primary influence in our children's lives.

Not the school.
Not their friends.
Not their teacher.
Not a daycare center.
Not a babysitter.

The impact on their lives has already been remarkable. The kids love it. They're learning, growing and maturing in a wonderful, exciting way. It's easily the best decision we could have ever made for our family.

And, of course, there is a HUGE financial issue here, too. If I were working a job, I probably wouldn't be making 10% of the money I make. I'm psychologically unemployable! There's no way I could take a cut in pay to go take a job making $40,000.

And all that "runs off" on my kids. If I were strapped down to a job, what's the odds that my kids would get to travel to the Caribbean 2-3 times a year? Or fly first-class to a water park in Arizona for four days? Or spend a week in Whistler, British Columbia for some fun in the snow? It wouldn't happen.

Hey, my kids deserve it. Heck, I deserve it! And you do, too! And all it takes to start is making a simple decision. Find out more about Liberty League International today!

-- TR

Monday, September 19, 2005

Which is easier? $20 or $1,000?

I had a discussion with a great friend of mine this morning. He asked me if I'd be interested in marketing some software for him. (He owns the licensing rights). Unfortunately, even if I were looking for a product to market, I'd have to say no.

When he asked me why, I told him that there wasn't enough profit in it. I laughed and said, "If you were selling it for $3,000 and I were keeping a $2,000 profit, I might think about it." We both laughed.

But then I said something that sparked his attention. I said, "I've learned that it's actually just as easy -- sometimes EASIER -- to earn a few thousand in a day than it is to try to earn $20 in a day." He disagreed. He said "You earning $1,000 in a day is more unlikely than you earning $20 a day".

I didn't want to give him a knee-jerk response so I really stopped to think about what he was saying. He's a friend of mine so I worded my response carefully:

It's all about mindset. If you believe that it's not "likely" that you can make $1,000 in one day, that belief will automatically prevent you from getting involved in opportunities that can pay that.

It's an automatic process. Your reality will automatically line up in a way so that it can provide you proof with whatever you chose to believe.

The reverse is also true. If you believe that there are TONS of people who are lining up every day to buy a product that will put $1,000 in your pocket.....well, you'll probably find yourself getting involved in things that will make that a reality in your life.

I'm not sure he "got it". But, maybe you will.

Everything I've learned about prosperity and abundance has confirmed that everything in your life is the way it is right now because of your current thinking. Want to know what your "prosperity barometer" is like right now? It's easy: look at the results you're getting.

Want to know how you feel about money? Look in your wallet, purse or checking account. If you don't have lots of it, you probably have negative emotions about money or believe it's "hard to come by".

Want to know how you feel about love? Look at your relationships.

Want to know how you feel about physical health? Get on the scales. Check your blood pressure.

Everything in your life is the way it is because of your absolute best thinking. And, as Einstein said, "A problem cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that created it".

Check out "What Is Beyond Freedom" and find out more about getting a new mental blueprint.

TR

Sunday, September 04, 2005

A bit of prosperity wisdom from the movie "The Wedding Date"

On the way back from our vacation in Phoenix, Arizona last week, Delta Airlines was showing "The Wedding Date", a romantic comedy starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney.

In the movie, Kat (Messing) is flying to London to attend her sister's wedding where Kat's ex-fiance (who dumped her) is going to be the best man. To create the illusion that she's moved on with her life and is unaffected by the break-up, she hires an escort (Mulroney) to pretend to be her new fiance'. She found him by reading an interview of him in a magazine.

At one point in the movie, she's talking to Nick (played by Mulroney) about a comment in the interview that she didn't agree with.

She reads the section to him:

"You said (and I quote) , 'I believe every woman has the exact love life she wants...do you honestly believe that I want to be single and miserable? Do you think I want to be hung up on some guy who led me on for years and then -- out of the blue -- shattered my heart?


Nick replies, "First of all, there's no such thing as "out of the blue". And secondly.... yeah, I do."
She's incredulous. She yells "What??"

Nick says,

"When you're ready to let go, to be un-single and un-miserable....you will. Till then...." and walks away.

There's a HUGE lesson there that most people don't get. Even the ones who SAY they get it don't really get it. And you can tell they don't get it because they're not living it.

The basic lesson is very simple: you are where you are right now because that's exactly where you DECIDED to be.

Some people will argue that they didn't choose their present circumstances. Or that it's luck. Or "the breaks". Or they say they're on "part of a learning curve" or something. But the truth is that you can look at every area of your life: your marriage, your bank account, your relationship with others, your parenting, your physical health and the fact remains the same: you are where you are because that's where your opinions, beliefs, and decisions PUT you.

And you can change it at ANY time you want to. All it takes is making a new decision.

Again, most people miss this. They don't understand that it all starts with a DECISION. And most people wouldn't know a real decision if they met one. They have "shoulds" and "wishes". But they don't have "musts". They don't demand excellence in their life in the same way that they would demand oxygen if they were underwater. They settle for less than they deserve. And then they claim that it has nothing to do with them.

Let me give you a tip: the easiest way to become a multiple-six figure earner is to simply DECIDE to be one.

That's it. And if you're chasing prospects...trying to figure out how to pay for an autoship....struggling to find people to sign up in your business....enrolling only 1 or 2 people every now and then.......well, that's because you've decided to be that kind of marketer.

And when you really want to create a massive change in your financial life....when you REALLY want to have days where you earn $5,000 in a single day.....or can create "cash on demand" by working from a hotel balcony where you and your spouse are spending a mid-week vacation.....when you are finally ready to choose and experience prosperity in a way that will let you live a "life without limits"....

...then you will. It really is as simple as that.

Until then, you'll continue to get what you're getting.

The great part about life is that you can live, play and work on any rung of the ladder you want to. But it IS a choice that we all make.If you don't like where you are, change it. It all starts with making the DECISION.

Tony Rush

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

What's the lifestyle look like?

For those who enjoy the little "mini movies" we put together after a Liberty League event, here's the latest one that includes highlights from Puerto Rico:

http://www.tonyrush.com/lifestyle/

It's about 3 minutes long -- enjoy! --TR

Friday, July 01, 2005

Andy Andrews rocks...

Man. If you've never heard Andy Andrews, you've got to change that quick. He's powerful.

Why else has he spoken before four U.S. Presidents? Why else did the Commander of the Allied Air Forces fly him in an F-16 to speak to a group of soldiers who were about to go on an important mission? Why did Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez ask Andy to walk with her as she played her last tournament as a touring professional? Why did every senior leader of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Europe and the Middle East recently assemble in one room to listen to him speak? What did 91-year old Bob Hope ask him to discuss alone by the swimming pool at the entertainer's home?

In fact, the New York Times describes Andy Andrews this way: "a modern-day Will Rogers who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America."

And we found out why our Liberty conference in Puerto Rico this week. He flew in from Nashville where he'd been filming a PBS Special that's due to air this December. Andy offered the most powerful and insightful deliveries of information I've ever attended. Simple things. Profound things. Things that are so practical that you can use them to make a change in your life INSTANTLY....not over weeks or months.

The four-hour workshop was titled "The Seven Decisions Seminar", which goes in-depth with the foundation of his NY Times best-selling book, The Traveler's Gift. Powerful stuff. If you haven't read any of Andy's materials, click here and find out more about this amazing man.

Oh...and he's insanely funny. For someone who's not a comedian, he'll have you splitting your sides!


Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Fat = money??

Many of you have heard of Bill Phillips, the multi-millionaire philanthropist who founded Body-For-Life. It's a 12-week body transformation program that's assisted thousands of people in losing unwanted pounds, getting healthier and finding their true physical self.

At our last Liberty Conference, Bill Phillips issued an unusual challenge. He said that, for every pound of body fat lost by the attendees, he would donate $100 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (You can watch Bill Phillips' challenge to us here.)

Well, the Liberty League Body/Mind Transformation was officially over yesterday. After calculating the amount lost, Bill Phillips will be writing a check to the Make-A-Wish foundation for more than $180,000! And, in an unexpected move, Liberty League founders Brent Payne and Shane Krider agreed to match it. That's just under $400,000 that will be donated to assist ill children!

Brent Payne (right) talks to some of the participants of Bill Phillips' Body For Life Challenge.


Shane Krider, Joe Neid and Brent Payne with hundreds of Liberty League Associates who participated in the Liberty League Body/Mind Transformation

Monday, June 27, 2005

Kicking it off!

I'm writing this on our balcony looking over the Atlantic -- what an incredible place. Our first full day in Puerto Rico was jam-packed. We got up this morning, grabbed a quick bite to eat, headed down to La Marina Village and took a tender over to Palamino Island. It's owned by El Conquistador and features tons of activities. We spent the day jet-skiiing, snorkeling, sitting on the beach with friends and grabbing a bite to eat in the cafe' before heading back.

This is a small island off the coast of Palomino Island. Great for sunbathing and snorkeling...


Tonight was actually the official start to the Liberty Conference; as usual, the red carpet was rolled out in a dramatic way: local entertainment, great food, and some recognition of the company's leaders. Tomorrow is our first general session which will run from 10-12 and then from 1:15-2:30 or so. I understand that best-selling author Michael Losier is back with us discussing his book The Law of Attraction. It's going to be a great day...



Jessica, Leslie Hamburger and her mom


Three Amigos: Eric Turiansky, Jason Baskoff and Tony Rush


There's nothing like a Liberty conference...

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Just arrived in Puerto Rico...

Ah, it's that time again: time for a Liberty Conference!

If you remember reading the post "What's The Product REALLY like", you know that two of Liberty League's products are actually live events....only the Beyond Freedom product is a home-study course. The other two are the Liberty Conference (a 3-day event) and the Summit Conference (a 5-day event).

Right now it's about 7:13p on Sunday, June 26th. We landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico a few hours ago and made our way to the beautiful El Conquistador Resort and Open Door Spa. It truly is a magnificent place. We got checked in through Liberty League's VIP check-in (standard operating procedure for all LLI events) and spent the afternoon exploring the resort, doing some shopping, etc. We finally wound up in one of the three magnificent pools and met up with some LLI folks that we haven't seen since Dallas...plus had the pleasure of meeting some new friends as well.

Here's a couple of pics. Enjoy and stay tuned for more news from the Caribbean!





Tuesday, June 14, 2005

More prospects than time!

Did you know I've never asked anyone to join Liberty League International? It's true. I've never made a list of family and friends. I've never struck up a conversation with a stranger and told them that I have a way to help them earn six-figures. I've never put flyers on windshields advertising our business. I've never even given anyone in my town a business card.

And yet I have more prospects than I have time to call back. In fact, if you've ever tried to reach me after a weekend, you know that my voicemail is usually full on Mondays. That's how many people are asking for information.

You see, we don't spend our time LOOKING for people. Liberty League International has a proven system in place that will allow you to spend your time on income-producing activities....not running around town trying to find someone who's interested in making money. And if you follow the system, you really can have dozens, even hundreds of people requesting information on your Liberty League business every week.

This puts you in a very different situation than most home-based marketers who only have a short list of friends and aunts and uncles. You won't believe the difference in your mindset when you call someone who's ASKED you for information on how to earn $1,000 per day.....and knowing that you've got dozens of other people waiting to hear from you as well.

Want to find out more? Attend one of our live guest presentations and you'll hear more about our remarkable 3-step system. It's real!

Tony

Monday, May 23, 2005

What's the support REALLY like?

Leaving a company where you've earned six-figures is not something to take lightly.

When we looked at Liberty League, one of the big questions we had was: what is the company support like? Well, actually, my question was a little more like this: "Hey, I know that Liberty League is like most direct sales companies where most of the training and support is distributor-provided. So, how much extra training and support will I have to offer my team in order to make this thing work?"

My sponsor was confused. "Huh? You won't be doing ANY. It's all done for you by the company."

"Oh, come on," I said. "You mean that the company is actually providing all the support structure? If they are, it'll be the first time I've ever seen a company do it. Nearly every direct sales/MLM company I've ever been involved in had sub-standard training and support that I was required to implement my own system in order to get my team into profit. And you're saying Liberty League is doing it all corporately? This I gotta see...."

So, here's what I did. I left everything I knew about prospecting and recruiting at the door. I committed to ONLY following the same system that the company teaches. I modeled my activities after what my enroller was doing.

And I was amazed.

In the 90 days that I've been involved in Liberty League, I've not had to do any instruction. Any role-playing with my new associates. No script-training. No teaching how to prospect. No teaching how to follow-up. No teaching how to set appointments.

The company hosts a total of 29 live guest presentations each week that are completely interactive. So, all of my presentations are done for me. I don't explain anything to anyone. No more one-on-one presentations in coffee shops.

The company also provides a total of 13 live and interactive training calls for Associates. Everything is covered from "get started training" to "black belt marketing". It's all there in a nuts-and-bolts format with nothing held back.

Additionally, the company website provides all the prospect tracking, autoresponders, follow-up, presentation invites, etc.

It's all being done for me.

The result? I've got a higher percentage of people earning money in my organization than I've had in any other business. And I managed to receive a Rising Star Award for being a top producer in Liberty League International even though I'd only been with the company for 90 days. (See photo)



Bottom line: The system works. The training works. And the only people who don't succeed here are the ones who either don't do the work or who insist on reinventing the wheel.

Amazing. A company that actually offers 100% support so you never have to go elsewhere for instruction, training or tools.

-- TR

Don't stare at the cup of coffee!

We talk alot about the law of attraction and the importance of having a "prosperous attitude" in our industry. But, many people have trouble getting their heads around these terms and putting them to practical use.

This analogy might help. To me, the mindset of attracting a given result, situation or circumstance in my life is a little like walking around with a hot cup of coffee. Have you ever done that?

If you stare at the cup, you'll spill it.
If you completely disregard the cup, you'll spill it.

It's almost as though you have to have a focused inattention on it. A casual air that says, "Yeah, I've got a cup of coffee in my hand but I'm really more interested in looking at these paintings over here...."

And -- poof -- just like that, you can walk through a room of crowded people, talking, laughing and enjoying yourself......all the while you're carrying that cup of coffee along for a safe ride that never loses a drop.

To me, manifesting my goals is like that. If I obsess about them or constantly check to see what my progress is, I fall into the category of "struggle" which is always counterproductive. (Success and manifesting goals requires effort but rarely ever involves struggle.) Yet, if I go to the other extreme and don't give them any attention at all, I'm just being apathetic and unorganized. Nothing happens.

To me, the right balance of just doing your part and knowing -- really knowing -- that the given result is coming. It's all about just doing your part, trusting the system and relaxing into the process.

I'm not staring at the cup of coffee.... It's a balance. It's a flow. It's a calm, quiet sense of certainty that says, "This goal is mine, it's on the way and all I have to do is trust the process, relax into the laws of prosperity and watch my efforts manifest my goals with wondrous results....."

So, the moral of the story is: smile! Don't worry too much about the cup of coffee.....just make sure you've got plenty of prospects, the right methods and you're in a business that will reward you with abundance everytime someone buys a product.

It really IS that simple! Isn't that exciting?
--TR

Monday, May 02, 2005

What 86% of home-business entrepreneurs want...

I ran across two interesting facts this week that make for an interesting side-by-side comparison.

Here's the first: John David Mann, the chief editor for Networking Times, the MLM industry's leading publication is quoted as saying "creating millionaires is not what [MLM] does best. What we do best is hundredaires and thousandaires."

Secondly, consider a 10-year survey conducted of more than 6,000 active home-based business entrepreneurs. The survey question asked, "What is the minimum you'd have to earn on a monthly basis to consider yourself successful"? A whopping 86% said that they'd need $6-10K per month. Another 8% said they would want to earn one million per year. Only 8% said they were interested in working part-time for a few hundred dollars per month.

This may explain a great deal of frustration with the MLM industry. There's a large disparity between what people earn and what they WANT to earn. Particularly when MLM generally requires a large organization of people in order to create a significant income.

This disparity has caused a great many people to opt for more profitable home businesses like Liberty League International where they can create an executive-level income within their first 90 days by following a proven system. And -- more importantly -- they can completely break even with only FOUR people instead of with dozens. (Do the math sometime on most MLM companies. You literally need 20-50 people in most companies just to cover your own monthly product purchases.)

All this begs the obvious question: if it takes the same amount of time and effort to recruit someone into a standard MLM program and earn a few dollars on a bottle of vitamins.....

......why not invest that same time and effort into a business that will pay you $1,000 for each person you sell a product to?


TR

Friday, April 22, 2005

Are you a caterpillar or a goldfish?

Ever heard of a "processionary caterpillar"? Processionary caterpillars travel in long, undulating lines, one creature behind the other.

Jean Hanri Fabre, the French entomologist, once led a group of these caterpillars onto the rim of a large flowerpot so that the leader of the procession found himself nose to tail with the last caterpillar in the procession, forming a circle without end or beginning.

Through sheer force of habit and, of course, instinct, the ring of caterpillars circled the flowerpot for seven days and seven nights, until they died from exhaustion and starvation. The sad part is that there was an ample supply of food close at hand and plainly visible.

But it was outside the range of the circle, so the caterpillars continued along the beaten path. Until they died.

That's the first point. The second point is this:

If a goldfish has been in a bowl for at least 30 days, you can put him into a pond and he will continue to swim in the same circle forever. Only in very rare situations will he discover that he's no longer confined by a small glass enclosure. For the most part, he'll sit right there in a gallon or so of water and -- unless food happens to come his way -- he'll die of starvation or a predator. So, here's the kicker for you.

1. First of all, this message is for YOU. Not everyone else reading this. Just YOU.

2. Secondly, for just a moment, consider that your current plan for building your success might not be the best one. In fact, it might be way off base. You might be a processionary caterpillar on the rim of flowerpot....or you might be a goldfish who is bound by invisible borders.

3. Assuming for a moment that either possibility is true...,what would you do to make sure that you don't stay in that situation for another 24 hours?

Regardless of your political affiliation, this quote from Al Gore is one of the best I've seen on this subject:

"In a world of disconcerting change, when large, complex forces threaten
familiar and comfortable guideposts, the natural impulse is to grab hold of the
tree trunk that seems to have the deepest roots and hold on for dear life.

And never question the possibility that it's not going to be the source of your
salvation..." -- Al Gore


Think about it....

Friday, April 15, 2005

Why I chose Liberty League International

I get several people who call me each week asking about the difference between Liberty League International and "those other companies". There are other companies who have a similar pay plan who offer discounted vacations. Others offer downloadable "products" only.

We own a lead company that serves clients in 26 different companies. Because of this, I talk to dozens of distributors each week in various companies. Some of the top earners of these companies are in our database of clients.

So, when we started looking at Liberty League, we naturally checked out their competitors. Or, rather, the companies that offered a similar pay plan. (Liberty League International has no direct sales compeition on their product. I'm not aware of any company producing a product remotely like theirs.)

In the end, we chose Liberty League deliberately. Here are some of the reasons that we didn't go with the "other" companies offering similar pay plans.

I like that it's not being run from a foreign country. I like the fact that Liberty League International is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and not an offshore country. I like the fact that the company is structured according to laws that protect the consumer.

I like that there's a real home office. A real customer service staff. A real phone number. A real building that you could actually walk into and see a receptionist who says, Welcome to Liberty League International...can I help you? Whether you'd ever visit or not, it's nice to know that it's not being run out of someone's basement and presenting itself as grander than it really is.

I like that a customer orders their Beyond Freedom course and gets a big brown truck pulling up in their driveway with big box full of CDs, DVD, etc. Not just a link to go download an ebook. The product is tangible and has intrinsic value to the end consumer. It's not just a token product that's in place to allow people to move money around.

I like that the company stands behind its product with an unconditional money-back guarantee. I like that a customer can evaluate the product and choose whether it's worth the purchase price. They have plenty of time after receiving the product to determine its value in their life and to choose to keep it or request a 100% refund.

I like that the company provides a "no-guesswork" bluepint instead of leaving their reps to figure out the business on their own. I like that they have 29 live guest presentations every week as well as 14 live training calls. I love that a person can join the business and actually see financial results in their first 48-72 hours. (As a sidenote, we do lots of training for lots of companies. I've never had an LLI client who called me requesting training on how to work the business. I have, however, trained several people in the vacation and ebook companies.)

I looked at the other companies. I didn't see what I saw at Liberty League International. Oh, I saw a 7-minute flash presentation. I heard some good conference calls. But, those are easy to come by. Lots of companies have those.

But, when I got a plane and sat down with the founder of Liberty League International, I saw what I did NOT see in the other companies: a true system where someone can build a large immediate income with a valuable product that people actually WANT....and a long-term income potential that's based on a company that's here to stay.

Friday, April 08, 2005

The hidden block to your prosperity

Are you familiar with the concept that you can never earn more money than your mindset will allow? It's true.
For instance, if you've got a $50,000 mindset and you're in a MILLION dollar opportunity.....

...well, you'll just take that million dollar opportunity and go make
$50,000 with it.
Read that again and you'll find the clue. What's the hidden block that's keeping you from earning the full potential of that business?

You.

That's all. It's not the company. It's not the pay plan. It's not the leads. It's not the system. It's not your sponsor. It's you.

Here's the fact: your best thinking has put you exactly where you are right now. Your current lifestyle is nothing more than an outward reflection of how you think. So, if you don't like where you are and what your thinking has produced, it's time to realize that you can change your situation in a heartbeat. It starts with a simple decision to be open to more prosperity in your life and being willing to tap into the thinking of successful people.

The hidden block to your success? You! How soon can you change your thinking?

Tony Rush
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same quality of thinking that created them." -- Albert Einstein



Tuesday, April 05, 2005

So, what's the product REALLY like (part two)

If you don't have time to read this post, here's an online video that highlights the most recent Liberty conference. Enjoy!

In my last post, I outlined our thoughts about the home study course. But, you probably know that Liberty League International has a total of three products. The other two courses are actually live events that take place a total of four times a year. They are called the Liberty Conference and the Summit Conference.

The Liberty Conference is a 4-day event in an exotic locale that focuses on the principles taught and discussed in the Beyond Freedom Home Study Course.

The Summit Conference is a 5-day event in an even more prosperous location that teaches financial strategies that help you get your money working for you. (No tax-haven strategies are taught in this course.)

Soon after buying our Beyond Freedom course, we learned that the next Liberty conference was going to be taking place within a month in Cancun, Mexico. As soon as we discovered the quality of the product and the company, we knew that we wanted to attend a live event to see what it was like.

Two words: first class.

The Liberty event isn't your basic MLM conference in a Holiday Inn somewhere. It's not a deal where you show up at the Marriott in Orlando with a couple hundred people from your MLM company. And it's not company training or business-building information.

No, it's a first-class event held in an exotic location and features world-class speakers. Past speakers have included Randy Gage, Patrick Combs, Andy Andrews, Bob Proctor, Doug Weed, etc.

This particular event was held at the Moon Palace in Cancun which is a great resort no matter WHO is doing an event there. But, we arrived to find that the resort was decorated for Liberty League's arrival. LLI had arranged for VIP check-in so we didn't have to go to the lobby with the rest of the resort's guests. They'd basically created an entirely other layer of service and lifestyle on TOP of what the resort was offering.

The first session of the conference was evidence that this wasn't your typical "company convention" or "MLM event". The meeting room was approximately as wide as a football field and about half as deep.

The stage was in the center of the long wall and four massive TV screens were placed on the sides of the stage so that each of the 1,200 attendees would be able to see and hear everything. Everything was recorded and displayed by a film crew that included boom cameras, tripod cameras, and lots of guys running around with cameras on their shoulders.

In fact, here's a pic of one of the sessions:


The lineup for the event included Michael Losier, Andy Andrews and Bill Phillips. Michael Losier is the best-selling author of the book, The Law of Attraction. Andy Andrews is the best-selling author of The Traveler's Gift and The Lost Choice. A modern-day Will Rogers, he has done 4 command performances for four U.S. Presidents and does consulting for many multi-million dollar companies like Microsoft.

Bill Phillips is the multi- multi-millionaire philanthropist that founded Body For Life and the nutritional company EAS. Known around the world for his 12-week "Body For Life" challenge, Bill has also donated millions of dollars to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

I learned some "inside information" on how Bill Phillips got there. When Liberty League contacted him about speaking, he said that public speaking wasn't really what he did. He gets more than 300 event requests a year and turns almost all of them down.

But, when he learned what Liberty League's vision and product lineup was, he agreed to come. When LLI asked for his speaker's fee, he said, If you guys do what you say you do, I'll come speak for free. I'll simply ask that you write a check for to the Make-A-Wish foundation. My understanding is that it was for six-figures.

And that's what LLI did. Bill Phillips flew down, spoke for two hours, gave away 1,200 copies of his new book "Eating For Life" (about $50k worth of books) and stayed over for the black-tie event as well.

The Liberty Event was easily the best-organized, most professional and powerful live event I've attended. We've put together an online video that highlights many of the activities....but it's nothing compared to actually being there. You can watch the online video here.

The next one is at El Conquistador in Puerto Rico in June. We'll see you there!

Tony Rush

So, what's the product REALLY like? (part one)

I'll admit it: I'm an information junkie.

If there's a good book, tape set or other resource available that will tell me something I'm curious about or want to learn.....well, I've got the cash in my hand quicker than you can say the words "personal development".

And, I know the value of good information.

About 18 months ago, I bought some information for $500 that allowed me to do well over six figures last year.....I'd say that's a pretty good trade. So, I'm well aware that there are lots of things I don't know -- that if I DID know them -- would make me alot of money.

So, when I first looked at the Beyond Freedom Home Study course and saw the $1,495 price tag, I wasn't overly concerned. In my thoughts, I figured that if there were one or two ideas in that course that would allow me to see results in my life....then $1,495 would be pretty cheap indeed.

But, I have to admit I was surprised at what was included in the course. I'm a long-time customer of Nightingale-Conant and I'm used to home study courses that have a little 16-page book with some CDs and that's it.

So, when the big brown truck pulled up at our house, I was surprised by the size of the box. This was obviously not your basic home study course. Jessica got to it before I did and did the ol' I've got it and you don't, na-na-na-na-naa-na thing. Finally, (after promises of dinners out and another cruise), she surrendered and we opened the thing.

DVD. CDs. Goal cards. Journaling System. 90-day Workbook with interactive exercises. All in a professional, luxurious packaging.

We popped in the DVD. I was impressed.

Ever notice how most direct sales companies skimp on their audio/video stuff? Not Liberty League International. It was obvious that this DVD wasn't filmed with a SteadyShot camera and produced on a laptop. Heck, it looked like it came out of Hollywood (which turned out not to be far from the truth).

Everything was top notch and it was obvious that LLI had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars producing the audios, videos and printed materials.

But, the real question was about the information. I was glad to see that the course wasn't full of alot of vague philosophy. It's very practical in terms of explaining that your present circumstances are an outward reflection of how you position your mindset. And it explains in nuts-and-bolts detail what you need to do in order to start attracting more of the things that you want in life and less of the things you don't want.

And it works like a spotlight: it will illuminate ANY area of your life that you apply it to: marriage, parenting, physical health, emotional health, spirituality, finances, debt-repayment, education, coaching, workplace issues, hobbies, ..... the list goes on and on. Because the course teaches you how to use your mind to your greatest advantage, it will literally impact every area of your life in a way that produces massive results.

And isn't that what I paid for?

The Beyond Freedom Home Study Course is a great example of a product that was under-promised and over-delivered. The only problem is that -- like any GREAT information -- it should probably sell for alot more and here's why:

At $1,495 I can see that there are probably a certain percentage of people who buy the course, take it out, put in a CD and never really commit to going through the program every day for 90 days. These are the same people who buy an exercise bike for $250, don't ride it and complain they're not losing weight. If this course sold for $10,000 then I'm sure more people would give it the attention it deserves....

....and would be living the life they want.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Get Rich Quick?

You've heard the phrase. We've all been taught that we need to avoid anything that sounds like you can "get rich quick". But, like most cliches, this one gets repeated alot but no one really talks about its meaning.

What is rich? What is quick? Let's look at this. Because it might not mean what you think!

Right now, in America, the average income is around $100 a day. Around $36,000 a year. Taxes cost the average American about 49.20% so they're actually only bringing home about $18,000 a year. And with most Americans deep in debt and in a backward growth trend, it's not surprising that most people can't retire. The sad truth is that most Americans only stop working when they die or when someone else starts taking care of them.

So, let's look at this in terms of "getting rich quick"...

  1. On the one hand, someone can start working when they're 20 and be dead or dead broke within 40 years.
  2. On the other hand, there are millions of of stories of people who start a home business, create a new income stream and are able to become debt free and financially independent. It happens every day.

Now, think about it: when the average American can't get rich with the "Forty Year Plan" and someone else can become financially independent within 6 months to two years in Liberty League International....

...yes, I think it's safe to say that's "getting rich quickER".

So, why do we have such a distaste for the phrase "get rich quick"? Well, I don't use it and you probably don't either. But, be honest: don't most of us want to reach a large financial goal and begin enjoying it as quickly as we can? Does anyone really want to grow a beard while waiting for an income to show up?

So, if what you'd REALLY like is a massive boost of income as quickly as possible.....isn't that the same as saying that you'd like to "get rich quick"? Think about it. :)

So, where did we get programmed to think that it's wrong to want to "get rich quick"? Simple:

From people who think like consumers, not like merchants.
From people who think that the only way to make alot of money is to work hard.
From people who teach that the only way to be successful is to go to college and get a degree.
From people who believe that the best plan for success is to get a job with a big company, work for 40 years and then retire with a gold watch.
From people who don't understand that making money is simple and somewhat easy when you know how.

Get rich quick? You be the judge. When someone can get started in a home business and start earning multiple $1,000 commissions in their first week, I think that qualifies as a legitimate, ethical and honest way to definitely reach the finish line ahead of your next-door neighbor.

After all....if you're not doing something drastically different from your friends, neighbors and relatives....it's likely you'll end up in the same boat as they are.

Take a look at your peer group sometime. How are they doing? Is that the boat you want to be in?

Tony Rush

Monday, March 28, 2005

What's it cost to join?

As I'd like this page to be a resource for people who are trying to figure out if Liberty League International is something they'd be interested in....

...I want to include some of the most commonly asked questions. Plus, I'd like to sort out some of the misinformation and even DISinformation that's spread by competitors and naysayers.

One question that is consistently asked is "How much does it cost to join?" Some say it costs $1,500. Some say only $50. What's the scoop?

The enrollment fee for Liberty League International is $49.95. That includes an online starter kit, compliance guide and the first month of your multi-media personalized website.

The product that LLI markets is the Beyond Freedom Home Study Course which has a retail price of $1,495.

No product purchase is required to join or market Liberty League International. If someone chooses to enroll at the $49.95 level, they get all the same marketing support and training that anyone else gets.

Obviously there are advantages to buying the product yourself. Namely, if you don't have the course, you won't have hands-on experience with the very product you're marketing. Secondly, you won't have the benefit of the material taught in that course which can greatly impact your business. And thirdly, purchasing the product makes the qualification process much shorter.

So, the answer to the question is: $49.95. But, if you want to market the business with professionalim, product knowledge and leverage, it's far more beneficial to join, buy the product and get started quickly.

Tony Rush

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Welcome to the Liberty League International Blog!

Welcome! This blog was inspired by a friend (Brian Johnson) who hosts an excellent blog about another company. His initial question was "is it real or is it a scam"?

It occurred to me that a similar format was needed for Liberty League International because there seems to be alot of intense discussion online about whether or not LLI is really all it's claimed to be.
  • Does the Beyond Freedom Home Study Course really teach principles that will allow you to create a major lifestyle shift in as little as a week?
  • Is it really possible to create a six-figure income within the next 6-12 months?
  • Are there REALLY people who are earning $20k, $50k, even $100k every month in Liberty League by only working 10-15 hours a week from home?

These are great questions. And it's my pledge to present the no-hype, no-BS and candid answers to these questions to clarify exactly what LLI is about, what their goal is and whether or not the business opportunity is really as lucrative as is claimed.

So, buckle your seatbelt. If you're trying to figure out if Liberty League International is going to be your cup of tea, you might find the information here to be a bit eye-opening!

Tony Rush