How Do You Spell “Fix”?

 

When I was a young boy, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighbourhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it.

Then I discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived an amazing person. Her name was “Information Please”, and there was nothing she did not know. Information Please could supply anyone’s number and the correct time.

My personal experience with the genie-in-a-bottle came one day while my mother was visiting a neighbour. Amusing myself at the tool bench in the basement, I whacked my finger with a hammer; the pain was terrible, but there seemed no point in crying because there was no one home to give sympathy.

I walked around the house sucking my throbbing finger, finally arriving at the stairway. The telephone! Quickly, I ran for the footstool in the parlour and dragged it to the landing. Climbing up, I unhooked the receiver in the parlour and held it to my ear.

“Information, please”, I said into the mouthpiece just above my head.

A click or two and a small clear voice spoke into my ear.

“Information”.

“I hurt my finger…” I wailed into the phone, the tears came readily enough now that I had an audience.

“Isn’t your mother home?” came the question.

“Nobody’s home but me”, I blubbered.

“Are you bleeding?” the voice asked.

“No,” I replied. “I hit my finger with the hammer and it hurts.”

“Can you open the icebox?” she asked.

I said I could.

“Then chip off a little bit of ice and hold it to your finger”, said the voice.

After that, I called “Information Please” for everything. I asked her for help with my geography, and she told me where Philadelphia was.

She helped me with my maths.

She told me my pet chipmunk that I had caught in the park just the day before, would eat fruit and nuts.

Then, there was the time Petey, our pet canary, died. I called, “Information Please,” and told her the sad story. She listened, and then said things grown-ups say to soothe a child. But I was not consoled. I asked her, “Why is it that birds should sing so beautifully and bring joy to all families, only to end up as a heap of feathers on the bottom of a cage?”

She must have sensed my deep concern, for she said quietly, “Wayne, always remember that there are other worlds to sing in.”

Somehow I felt better.

Another day I was on the telephone, “Information Please.”

“Information,” said in the now familiar voice. “How do I spell fix?” I asked.

All this took place in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. When I was nine years old, we moved across the country to Boston. I missed my friend very much.

“Information Please” belonged in that old wooden box back home and I somehow never thought of trying the shiny new phone that sat on the table in the hall. As I grew into my teens, the memories of those childhood conversations never really left me.

Often, in moments of doubt and perplexity I would recall the serene sense of security I had then. I appreciated now how patient, understanding, and kind she was to have spent her time on a little boy.

A few years later, on my way west to college, my plane put down in Seattle. I had about a half-hour or so between planes. I spent 15 minutes or so on the phone with my sister, who lived there now. Then without thinking what I was doing, I dialled my hometown operator and said, “Information Please.”

Miraculously, I heard the small, clear voice I knew so well.

“Information.”

I hadn’t planned this, but I heard myself saying, “Could you please tell me how to spell fix?”

There was a long pause. Then came the soft spoken answer, “I guess your finger must have healed by now.”

I laughed, “So it’s really you,” I said. “I wonder if you have any idea how much you meant to me during that time?”

“I wonder,” she said, “if you know how much your calls meant to me. I never had any children and I used to look forward to your calls.”

I told her how often I had thought of her over the years and I asked if I could call her again when I came back to visit my sister.

“Please do,” she said. “Just ask for Sally.”

Three months later I was back in Seattle.

A different voice answered, “Information.”

I asked for Sally.

“Are you a friend?” she said.

“Yes, a very old friend,” I answered.

“I’m sorry to have to tell you this,” She said. “Sally had been working part time the last few years because she was sick. She died five weeks ago.”

Before I could hang up, she said, “Wait a minute, did you say your name was Wayne ?”

“Yes.” I answered.

“Well, Sally left a message for you. She wrote it down in case you called. Let me read it to you.”

The note said, “Tell him there are other worlds to sing in. He’ll know what I mean.”

I thanked her and hung up. I knew what Sally meant.

Never underestimate the impression you may make on others. Whose life have you touched today?

Lifting you on eagle’s wings… May you find the joy and peace you long for.

Life is a journey… NOT a guided tour.

I loved this story and just had to pass it on. I hope you find it loveable too. Life is short; drink the good wine first.

David Massey

davidmassey500@gmail.com

 

 

If You Are Absent During My Struggle…”

 

I read this from Will Smith and thought Yeah! Yeah!

“Don’t expect…” Then I stopped and smacked myself about the chops, and came to my senses.

It is not your responsibility to ensure that I make it, or even help me, it’s up to me, and harboring thoughts like this is the most destructive thing that I / you can do.

In the words of Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich,

“Success requires no explanation, failure permits no alibis”

 

To allow yourself a thought like that, you are priming your sub-conscious mind to accept failure, and believe that it will happen. And once that is in your mind, it combines with every other negative thought that you have purposely or lazily allowed to build inside.

And you can be 100% sure that it will come true.

If you will follow the link below ( I could not make it an automatic transfer), get through the first section of gibberish and listen to the rest, and you will see how the opposite will also work 100% for you.

My brother, Bernard Massey played and coached elite Aussie Rules Football. One of his prime messages to his players, was that it is the easiest thing in the world, to come 2nd in a contest – to just miss the tackle, to just arrive a split second too late, to just miss the mark… You learn to disguise it well, and most of the crowd and perhaps your team will be saying that you tried hard all day. YOU will know very well that you did not make the required extra effort to make it to the contest and achieve the goal. At first you will know the truth, but after a while you will allow yourself to believe the lie.

As Caleb Maddix put it, you have to envisage and believe that you are good and capable, and at “it” now, and go forward and work accordingly to enhance your performance and standing.Step by step, you will make a difference and start to achieve your goals.

And fully understand that you will never do it entirely alone, but…if it is to be, it’s up to me.

With best wishes

DAVID MASSEY

Message me: davidmassey500@gmail.com

Mobile: +61 402 349 218

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct Selling and My Role in Your Business

My apologies.

I have been so busy “breaking news”, that I have omitted a major aspect of the business.

My previous business was in Financial Strategy and Management.

When we talk about investment, the conversation invariably goes straight to Stocks or Real Estate? Which Stocks? Where to buy?

The short answer is “forget all that; let’s firstly understand your situation and needs, then we can Plan a Strategy; then we can add Product.

“Product” is more a button-pressing exercise, the rest, the most important part, is about You.

Now let me hesitate: one of the most meaningful statements, and I use it as a quote, was from a very successful American Financial Advisor, at a Conference in Melbourne.

He came on in the last session, late Friday afternoon, after a week-long event.

Most of the people were now in the Pub or on the Golf Course, and many in the room were asleep in their chairs.

They missed the Gem of the Conference. He said: “I spend our first session listening to who you are, where you are and what you Want, then I spend the rest of our relationship convincing you of what you Need”.

From my previuous business, there will be plenty who might step up, and rightly tell you that I mis-read the market, and did not adjust the strategy. The result was exactly the same for me as it was for them.

That is no excuse, and doesn’t ease the pain in any way for my valued clients.

In the context of the current situation, I have one specific belief and strategy: Direct Selling is NOW, and is the future.

Have a look around you: everyone has their head down in their phone. Not everyone is taking Selfies and discussing last night’s party. Much of today’s business is happening right before your eyes.

It is not too late; it is not going away.

No fisherman comes home broken-hearted because he did not catch every fish in the bay. He keeps fishing and fulfills his expectations. If you had a “Yes” from every prospect, could you deliver?

Back to my point. When I advise you of a Product that I consider of good value and benefit, I show you the way to Buy, usually as:

  • a Retail Consumer, or as
  • A Member or Associate, whereby you might avail yourself of discounts, and you may pass on to others.

I consider that you, as a Retail Customer are receiving the products that I offer, at fair value.

A Member or Associate has the opportunity to buy at Member rates, and work hard and sell the Product and, and receive rewards for her work.

There are no free lunches in the Direct Selling business. You work for everything you get.

Back to my point: When I encourage you to Join, or become a Member or Associate, I am offering you all the assistance and advice to facilitate your Hope and Desire.

You will hear “this business is simple”

It is not easy.  Surprise!!  You have to work. But you have help and direction.

Your hard, successful work will definitely help me, but it can also take you way past me in earnings. It is all up to you, and you have me to help you do it.

The ideal time to start Direct Selling is now:

If you have a job, do it part-time.

If you are stuck at home, do it in your time.

If you need extra income, do it.

If you are retired, do it.

If you are about to retire – and you will one day, do it NOW.

Your aim is to create a continual residual income. Then you can fill in the rest of your time doing whatever works for you.

So next time I advise you of a product or service, look at the wider, long range aspect and determine, “will it fit my needs?”.

For reference, my current eShop products are:

Firstly, the Jewel in the Crown –

MOBE …  online Business Marketing Education

Learn as you earn – call me for information at: davidmassey500@gmail.com

 

Avon The Company for Women: Not just Lippy and Make-up. See Fashion, Bathroom and Home Products.

View and order at My Shop  See the specials.

Nanoman Products and Technology. Surface Protection and Treatment: 

Visit: www.nanoman.com.au   Tell Peter, Mass sent you.

My aim and role is to bring you quality products and services, and to help you build a business around them.

I encourage your comment and enquiries.

 

With my best wishes,  David Massey (davidmassey500@gmail.com)

 

 

 

 

Looking Good, Redefining Youth

Looking Good, Redefining Youth

I have tidied up my product mix! Now at your disposal 24/7…globally, from my eShop is Reliv Products and Business Opportunity.

Order on-line, Join / Register on-line,Message me

email: davidmassey@gmail.com; or Facebook.

Reliv web: www.reliv.com.au/emassey500

 

 

 

Selfie That Works For You

Is Facebook and Social Media Just Your Selfie toy?

It can be, but if you want to stand out from the crowd, you can make it a worthwhile experience for yourself and your audience. And thereby expand your audience… And thereby allow you to make a difference.

I have seen from your posts, that most people are happy to endorse a product or event, possibly with the chance to win something for yourself.

If you learn how you can use the Media for mutual advantage, you can promote or sell anything. You might or might not have a personal Business or Product, but you might learn how to help someone to learn how to promote their own interest.

Affiliate Marketing (which you were doing when you tried to win a prize), can be a viable subsidiary income for you. The essential ingredient, is that you are offering a worthwhile and beneficial product or service.

 Direct Selling (DSA) goes hand-in-hand with Affiliate Marketing, and in case you still have doubts, one in four adults have purchased via DSA in the last six months. In 2014, 99 million people were involved, with sales of $182billion.

 20 Countries did in excess of $1bn.

 It is relatively new in China. We are all able to operate internationally… think about it!

You give and spread Value, and you receive rewards.

And as for your Career / Future, once established, you will no longer have to apply for a job, spend 40+ hours per week at their office, and hope to get rewards for effort and results along the way in addition to a base salary… and hope that your job is secure.

There are no Glass Ceilings! Everyone starts at the same point, and everyone has the same reward program. 

And what about “Retirement”; what happens then?

You might need the job to start with, but your goal will be to have a job of your choice and convenience, as the supplementary income!

Follow this link, to view something which will endorse some of my points, and perhaps give you a starting point which will tick all of the boxes. At the site, you can view products and endorsements, and you can Register / Join.

Wander around the site to get acquainted with the products. I think that you will be impressed.

Send me a message; I will be interested to know what you think… there is more!

Email: davidmassey500@gmail.com

Remember…every result has a starting point. Might this be your first step?

David Massey – Indepandant Reliv Distributor

 

 

 

I Have Issues With People

“I have issues with people”.

I often think what I would think and do if my good friend “crossed” me. Take that in it’s very broadest application e.g. stole from me, lied to me, spouse took another partner, slandered me, refused to talk to me…think of your own atrocity or disappointment.

My first consideration is, “is it specifically against me, or is it a path that he has a need to follow?”

At this stage let’s drop gender. “He” relates to all, unless specifically identified.

We all have our weaknesses, our thoughts and reasons, and our insecurities. And our preferences!!!  It might just be that I might not be the “preferred” one, and / or I have seriously offended.

A continued recurrence, or savage assault, requires action, however, in other instances, I try to “roll with the punch”, and refuse to hold a grudge or continuing attitude of conflict.

A good friend, including your closest relative has his own path to run, and is nowhere near perfect – perhaps the same as you and me.

He has his own life to lead, no matter how close you are, and his insecurities. He has to assess his relationship with you, and how each other react to the myriad of circumstances which occur day-to-day.

I have trouble dealing with them – I guess he might also have concerns.

It is evident in today’s society, that there is a marked lack of respect and integrity.

We are experiencing an unprecedented era of lawlessness and violence, including road rage and general physical assault and abuse.

As I have remarked in previous blogs, this will not be solved by legislation. It is up to us as parents, as community members, and as individuals. Our continued attitude and integrity is everything.

The greatest gift that you can give is to “comprehend” an affront, and process it with due understanding and empathy.

One of my sign-off quotes is:

“Never pass the opportunity to allow someone to feel good about himself.”

It is far better, without patronising, to let the other know that you have absorbed the incident, and have left the door open to resolve any conflict. There is rarely right or wrong.

You both save face, and you for one, can sleep better, and face tomorrow without undue anxiety.

If he is a good friend, you have love. There is nothing more important in this short life.

Mass.

Rats in the Rafters?

Do You Smell a Rat? 

Until recently, I was working as an Independent Distributor for HomeCARE Direct Shopping* (HC).

In the two years that I was with them, I had my Territories (territories that I had fully serviced and developed) taken away from me and re-allocated to others, four times.

In the first and last instance (at least), the beneficiary of my plundered territories was the same Area Manager. Not by co-incidence I suggest!

Mid-course, after “discussion”, I was assigned to new Area Manager, who was going to “make sure that things were done correctly”. Given his obsession with Territories and protocol, I found it reasonable to assume that, inter-alia, he would ensure that there would be no more misappropriations. I was wrong on all counts.

On the last, recent occurrence, after more discussion and heavy objection, and claim for loss of income, I have been locked out of my On-line HC Web page, and have not heard a word from them since.

*They have not sent a Notice of Termination, nor have they claimed the money due to them for my last delivery of goods (they are always very quick to attend to these matters).

Do you smell a Rat?

The Rats do have a name and I am happy to name them. I have no doubt that they are protecting their jobs by hoping that I will go away and not bring this malpractice to the attention of Senior Management of HomeCARE and the Public…you.

It wont go away; I have records of all emails and discussions from day 1, which substantiate the facts, and have had many phone calls from my clients who endorse my assertions.

I worked hard at developing my business, and servicing my clients. It takes time to build and nurture a Clientele, and it requires a large Clientele to make the business viable.

With four area terminations and disruptions within two years, this is an impossible situation. It is sole destroying and financially devastating. HC does not suffer, because I have built a recurring business in each area for them.

I expected to be doing this for at least the next five years; I believe that  substantial compensation (and penalties) are due.

I will not be recommending this company to anyone!

 

Wake Up Australia

 

Wake Up Australia

We have spent all day on radio, TV and newspapers, worrying about a couple of Abos waving their arms around on a sporting field.

And before I go on;

We can call Australians “Aussies”, but we can’t call Aborigines “Aborigines” (which they are, and call themselves, and is their true name), nor “Abos”.

Give me a break!

And to make it worse, a “respected” 3AW broadcaster agreed that it was all right to “Boo” (at anything) at a sporting match. The targets in this case were Abo Swans players, Jetta and Goodes.

I hope that if the broadcaster’s father was listening, he would have smacked him around the ears.

It is not all right to “Boo” at a sporting match, except maybe in a reflex action to an on-the-moment incident.

However, to important things, on last night’s 60 Minutes current affairs TV program, they broke a story about high positioned persons in a massive cover-up to suppress massive on-going child molestation and rape.

An “authority”, well dressed and well spoken, a declared paedophiliac, maintained that a child of four years old has the authority and licence to agree to sex and sexual acts…”she/he can speak”!

It was a short segment, and prompted little argument from the interviewer.

I have not heard one word about it all day on radio, TV, nor newspapers!

We have lost our way; and as I have said before, it is up to you and me to change things. You can’t expect Governments to make changes of personal integrity, only you and I can do that.

Mass

And remember “Don’t ever deny the opportunity to one to feel good about oneself.”

Home Violence and Abuse, Street Violence, Police and Court Action

If you have never read anything that I have said, nor taken any notice, YOU need to read this. No sales pitch.

(I think that I might have said something similar before). I guess that I meant it.

I am, and I am sure that we all are, sick and tired of  the dismissive action from Police on the reports of violence and threat, and the disgusting rulings from the Courts on Violence, Rape, Murder, and Home Abuse.

We are quick to blame the Police and the Courts, with just cause, however, the problem can only be solved by YOU. No excuses, YOU.

In my day, we were brought up to respect all around us, work hard, and “do the right thing”.

Things have changed, and they have only changed because of YOU.

Don’t blame the Courts and the Schools…and everybody else…it is because of how you have brought up your children. The Teachers were brought up by YOU.

No matter how old you are and your children are, it is still up to YOU to bring them to act with love and integrity, and to do the right thing. Everybody knows what is “the right thing”, it is up to YOU to instill this daily down the line of your family and to all of your friends…every day.

The Police and the Government CAN NOT solve this problem.

WE can.

YOU DO IT, or you live with the consequences, and don’t complain.

On a lighter note, but equally as important, I watched a mum walking her 3 and 5 y.o. daughters down the beach at Mornington, today; all very happy and relaxed. The 3y.o had a dummy in her mouth!    Where is this headed?

I Sat Down With a Blank Mind

I sat down with a blank mind, and nothing to do… not unusual for me you might say.

 I started typing:

What’s on Your Mind? … Who cares?

What do people want?

  • Easy money for little work
  • Personal confirmation and endorsement
  • Empathy
  • A solution;  How do I …?

What do people want to know?

  • How can I create or enhance my own income and lifestyle?
  • Can you help me to create or enhance an income and improve my lifestyle?
  • Practical;  How do I …?

Where do I go / what can I do, to find out?

How do I?

How can you help me?

Are you the person* to listen to? Do I trust you?

 *Are you family or a friend? Yes – YOU ARE NOT THE PERSON TO TELL ME. I DON’T WANT TO KNOW! 

 Enough.  If I knew, I would not have had a blank mind.

There is no answer, but there are many pointers that help us to follow a path or opinion or an idea which might give us satisfaction and fill a void in our lives.

It doesn’t matter from whence it came; it just has to strike you as worthy of further investigation.

Over the many years that I have been self-employed, and “otherwise seeking”, hundreds of hot opportunities, ideas and businesses have sprung up, and many people have made their fortune, or at least made a worthwhile additional income or improvement.

Every day I receive many such emails.

Whatever it might be that interests you, you will get a reasonable idea of the quality and integrity of the project as you learn more and receive the details from the source.

And if it ticks the initial boxes, you must ask yourself, “Am I prepared to do the work necessary to make this successful for me?”

Irrespective of the quality of the project, this is the point of honesty and reality, and only you can get successfully past this point.   

As indicated above, I do not have the answer – not even a suggestion!

My “pursuits” generally started with the intent of making money, and still have that element. However, the greater picture is that I do, and must believe, that the item is beneficial.**

**We are reading lately of a schoolboy who floated a “business” of buying and selling cheap Watches and other items. The business has (temporarily?) failed, but the Press are crucifying him and dining out on the fact that many Private School boys have joined him in the project.

Eventually, some pertinent facts have been revealed and we can make a sane assessment of the matter.

As mentioned above, do your homework, and get a good grasp on the source, the history, and the integrity of the proposal. “If it is too good to be true, it usually is”. But even the most successful businesses have hiccups, some terminal.

One program that I use weekly is a Cashback Buying facility. It has income potential, but day-by-day, it saves me money. I receive worthwhile personal discounts (which are monetized by Cashback) on daily purchases.  Savings are Earnings.

The result of $1 of income could be anything from a loss to $1 profit.

However, $1 of saving = $1 profit.

 There are income possibilities in the facility which might eventuate over time. Meanwhile, I am enjoying my discounts, and know that the one thing that is certain in life, is that people buy every day…“Get yourself at the head of a stampede, and enjoy the ride”

How to offer to others, the facility to obtain a Cashback discount, appears to be the absolute greatest challenge ever.

If you use a Coffee card, where the 10th coffee is free, you are getting a 10% saving.

Imagine getting an average of 10% discount on general or specific shopping, and receiving the 10th week of shopping free. It appeals to me. One might think that it would be a no-brainer!

I also buy and use Herbalife Nutritional products. Those that know me, will recognize that such a program is beneficial in maintaining a high level active physical presence.

My previous life was specializing in Professional Financial Planning and Strategy. The GFC caught me and my clients short, and is not a happy story.

However, I do maintain close links to active specialists in the field and am adamant that everybody needs specialist help in this area. Do not believe that the Age Pension will see you through your (40+/- years of) retirement.

You must have substantial Superannuation or alternate reserves, and / or,  continuing alternate (passive) income, to see you through your retirement.

Don’t ever underestimate the value of regular dividend income! The sooner you set up your dividend producing portfolio (and keep adding to it), the better. It takes time and it is boring – but absolutely essential.

I can direct you to your immediate opportunity to receive your Cashback discounts on many of your purchases; go to: http://bit.ly/1t4ZySL

… To join is free and immediate. Upgrade is available.

And to market the facility, go to : https://dublinetwork.com/5475560

 

For other matters, email me at david@massey500.com for further information and action.

So, from a blank sheet and no ideas, I have filled two pages.

Success might be defined as “Becoming a Credible Expert and passively teaching your market.” It will prove to be the vital element in achieving success in any program or field of endeavour.

My best wishes with your wants, desires and open mind.

Start yourself with a blank sheet and see where you go.

Let me know.

With best wishes

David Massey

Mobile: 0402 349 218  (International +61 402 349 218)

Email: david@massey500.com

My web site: www.massey500.com