Saturday, March 26, 2011

Please Don't Forget Our Kids!!!

On March 26, 2007, Invisible Youth Network was launched.

Here recently, it hasn't been an easy time due to the sudden illness of our founder and chairman.  I haven't been able to find out much about him due to things like HIPPA, but I keep Russell in my prayers, love, and positive thoughts always and hope that it won't be long until he's back on his feet again.

I have written more about all of this over at the blog I write about IYN, so please go there to find out what we need at this time.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I Feel Like A Road-Trip!

My original plans were to make my next blog-entry here called T.G.I.F.!!! but have changed my mind, as it would take longer to put together than I want to spend in front of my computer at this time.

You see, it's spring now--has been since this past Sunday--and I just want to get out and enjoy the sunshine and scenery!

Part of me wants to drive clear up to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, but I know I'm not up to that except in daydreams.

All I plan to do right now is to arm myself with a couple of good books, some Ashleigh Brilliant postcards, and a few other things such as picnic food and just make up a trip as I go along and arrive home later tonight.

It might not be the most ideal weather for a road-trip, as it's supposed to turn rainy--and even stormy--later, but it's good enough for me!

I've had a lot on my plate lately and need to regroup for the next two or three days before going back to a project that I put on the back-burner:  drawing closer to the finish line for my book.

I AM dreaming big today and feeling my dreams coursing through my bloodstream!  I AM staying in touch with the child within me! I AM thinking of life as a sweet, crisp apple giving my taste buds multiple orgasms as I bite into it to take in its pleasure and return its seeds to the earth to grow into an orchard!

It's a spring day in Indiana, and I want to live it to the fullest!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Who Wants To Become A Millionaire/Multi-Millionaire?
Who Would Simply Be Satisfied With Pin Money?

Before I go on, I'm going to cordially invite anybody who hasn't already to follow me over to tagvillage.  I'm one of the early birds over there who got there via a really neat guy named Leon Gillis.  At this particular point in time, anyone joining--though not one of the earliest of early birds who joined late in 2010--is still among the early birds, as we're still in the Beta stage.

In other words, you'll be a witness to watching the early stages of construction of a social site (that is, like Facebook Twitter, MySpace, Live Journal, etc.) that has a target date of being out of Beta stage by late spring or early summer!

We're being let in on everything when it comes to progress reports to a user-friendly chart showing us what's been finished, what's in the process of being finished, and what hasn't been started on yet.

There's a surprising amount that's already finished, quite a bit being worked on, and very little that hasn't yet left the drawing board!

The tagvillage experience will always be a free one, just as it is at other social sites--but, for a minimum of $5, you can become an upgraded member with the ability to participate in tag trading and other activities that will earn cash and points!

And, as I've implied in the title, you can fashion your tagvillage experience with the goal(s) of your choice.  You can enjoy it in much the same way as you do other social sites with no intentions whatsoever of making even a penny from it (unless it's through networking that will expose others to your personal website where you might be selling something).  or  You can do the first AND add to it the option of turning your activities into a supplemental income.  or  You can do the first two but, also, set even higher goals of really laughing all the way to the bank!!!

It's YOUR tagvillage experience!!!  Do what feels right to you!!!

If you decide to join as referred by me, you won't find me laying any guilt-trips on you for not getting all on-fire.  Leon definitely hasn't done anything like that to me.  This isn't how we operate around here!

Anyway, I'm going to hush up for now and turn things over to our CEO, David Ruebush. . .

Weekend Ponderings of the CEO

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 3:00 PM
Over the next several months, tagvillage will begin to take shape and morph into the bigger picture we have been talking about for quite some time. Much of the basic infrastructure is in place now. We hope you are as excited as we are to enter the next few stages of development. Over the next few months, we will introduce Search, Social Networking, and we will continue to enhance the already existing sections of the site.

I have a peculiar vantage point as CEO. From my seat, I get to see the creativity and struggles of the development process. I watch as new ideas unfold, future plans develop, and our talented engineers build, test, and enhance each aspect of the product. I also get to take part in the visions, planning, and implementation of Cause concepts, Social Networking, Search, Tagvertising, various strategies, new theories, and much more. And then, I get to watch as all the various fabrics are sewn together into a wonderful, fantastic quilt.

From this vantage point, I often feel an urge to share this perspective with others. I wish others could see the scope of what we are building. I wish others could share in the creative process. I wish others had as clear a picture as I do of what we have planned "behind the scenes". I wish you all could see the amazing things that are coming down the pipeline. If you could, I bet you would be out there telling everyone you know to join up and get busy!

Yesterday, I was reading a great book about Google. I have been doing a lot of research lately into the minds of creators of such sites as Yahoo!, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It is fascinating to see the various points of impact when each of these ingenious individuals was struck with a concept, and idea, a passion that drove them to create globally affective products.

As I was reading, I was reflecting on the creativity, talent and drive within the team here at tagvillage. This train of thought progressed to you, the member. I starting thinking of the various stages the daily member will progress through as they experience tagvillage. And then, I realized something very important. The current members of tagvillage are the most fortunate ones with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to amass wealth!

At this stage in the life of tagvillage, from the member's perspective, this is the ground-floor of a business opportunity. I fully believe we will see very many early members become millionaires, even multi-millionaires by taking advantage of the ground-breaking opportunity in front of them right now. What always strikes me is how easy and readily available this opportunity is, yet how few will realize and capture it.

So, as CEO with a certain "enhanced" vantage point, I feel I have the opportunity to shed some light on the opportunities at hand, and even assist our everyday members to implement a strategy I believe could make many of you millionaires. But, as with all opportunities in life, one must understand the how's and why's and be willing to accept the process.

There are two ways to approach the current tagvillage opportunity. The first is to focus on the immediate returns, and incremental income reality that is developing over the next few weeks. The second approach is what I will call the Millionaire Approach. It focuses on long-term income and the "bigger picture".

The first approach is very concerned with buying/selling Tags, but is more concerned with Activity Points and Weekly Profit Sharing. It places great importance on the weekly income generated from activity. This is a fantastic approach if one is only concerned with adding a small yet constant stream of extra income into their household. It is for the person who already has a primary income source (such as a job) and wants to remain in that position but would like a little extra income. While this is an important approach, and will most likely be the strategy implemented by over 90% of our members, it is not the focus of this letter.

I want to speak here to the visionaries, the members who see the big picture, those of you who wonder if it is possible to become a multi-millionaire with tagvillage. I want to tell those dedicated few of you who have what it takes, YES! It is possible to accomplish this and so much more. However, you MUST stay focused. You must implement a strategy and stick to it. You cannot ebb to and fro weaving in and out of your plan and expect to wind up in the millionaire category. You have to be true to yourself, your mission, and your plan.

If you are one of the members who wants to become a millionaire, then you should already understand the big picture is not about Tag Trading, Activity Points, or Weekly Profit Shares. You already know the big picture is about the ability to amass a HUGE Tag Inventory of highly advertised Tags. You already understand that Activity Points, Weekly Profit Shares, and the small amount you earn when you sell a Tag is simply "reinvestable" fuel to your fire. You understand these small income sources are not the "big picture", but rather tools to propel you to the top of the mountain.

So, what is the key to becoming a tagvillage millionaire? The answer is in two parts: REFERRALS and Tag INVENTORY. These two items are the key to reaching the top of the mountain. A great strategy that focuses on these two aspects simultaneously will result in tremendous wealth. This is how you build a tagvillage business that will give you freedom, provide an amazing future for your family, and allow you to bless those you love with a rich and rewarding life.


Why are referrals so important? Because the single greatest source of reinvestable income is generated by referrals. Remember, I am talking to the long-term thinkers here. The long-term thinker is willing to work daily to build their tagvillage business, however, they realize at some point they don't want to work very hard anymore. They want to relax and enjoy what they built. But, a true multi-millionaire mind understands if they just stop working, eventually their "pile of beans" disappears. Referrals hedge against this in two ways. First, they provide immediate income that you can invest into your Tag Inventory. Second, they provide long-term income you can re-invest to protect your most valuable Tags in your inventory.

Tag Inventory is the most important part of your plan, if you are a long-term thinker. The only way to become a true millionaire with tagvillage is to build a powerful, valuable Tag Inventory. If I was writing your plan, I would tell you to focus on these 2 items: First, I would focus on getting 5 active referrals each week. Second, I would focus on building a Tag Inventory of 10,000 to 20,000 highly advertised Tags. I would implement this strategy and work hard at it every single day for approximately 24 months.

If Donald Trump personally called you on the phone today and said "I guarantee you will never work another day in your life. You will have an amazing daily income and bless your family with a rich rewarding life into several generations if you will just devote 4 hours a day to singing 'Happy Birthday' while standing in the shower". Would you? Would you instantly become a "Happy Birthday" singing monkey?

Would you sing "Happy Birthday" in the shower for four hours every single day for the rest of your life if you knew that was all it took to have wealth beyond any dream? If so, why not devote a measly few hours per day for 24 months into building a Tag Inventory and Referrals Base that will provide the same thing for your family? As CEO, with my particular vantage point, I can assure you that any member who amasses a Tag Inventory of 10,000 to 20,000 good advertisable Tags, and 5-10 active referrals per week should be able to retire and enjoy the riches of life.

I can say this because I see the big picture. I see what is coming. I know that a member with a HUGE Tag Inventory filled with highly advertised Tags will have both equity and income that most millionaires only dream of. Many of our members will focus on the Activity Points and Weekly Profit Shares. But I know there are some of you who see the big picture. I know there are some of you who will join me as we personally pour out million dollar blessings on great Causes. I know there are some of you who will join my family as we sail to exotic destinations. I know there are some of you whose tagvillage business will allow them to join my family as we distribute food to starving children, dig water wells, and distribute life saving medications throughout the world.

I know some of you see the big picture. I just wonder, as I sit here pondering the next several months, who will those members be? Who will rise up and join my family as we change the world? Who will shake my hand as I congratulate them for their dedication to a plan that changed their family's future forever? Will it be you?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The First Weekend Of March 2011
Saturday Afternoon

It's the first Saturday in March of 2011 (which is the second day of the first weekend taking place in March of 2011).

It looks as if it's going to be mostly a working weekend, but--for the sake of my health (both physical and emotional)--I'm going to include spontaneous play space as well.

I'm not talking about the chosen work of my profession (writing), even though my writing talents will be coming in handy.  This has to do with finishing putting together a report (subject matter is confidential and doesn't really matter when it comes to this blog-entry) that was "supposed" to have been delivered to the ones asking for it by February 24.  Weather, health, and lack of information that I was needing made this unrealistic, but I contacted everybody to let them know that they would be getting it in the mail no later than the first week in March.  Another delay in getting information (now in-hand) coupled with health and weather issues has now brought me to a final time of closure:  reports in the mail a.s.a.p. on Monday.

For personal reasons, I've not really felt good about doing this activity, but I've never purposely played games in the form of delay.  My choice would have been to be over and done with everything long before now so that I could get on with my own life without this "responsibility" hanging over me.

There are still some loose ends that will need to be tied up later this month, but I still have enough for my report, and that's all that matters.  In fact, I have MORE than enough!

I find myself thinking ahead to later on Monday when I celebrate with a good meal and some me time without this looming over me--as well as to the next day when the celebration continues with a mother/daughter pizza picnic.

However, in order to earn the free-and-released feelings that both my mom and I want to experience next week, there's work to be done over this weekend in order to get us there.

This is also a weekend for thinking about what works for me with other parts of my life.  I keep crazy writer's hours (because I'm a crazy writer), but I'm taking steps to where (with only minimum deviation) my medication times are (Eastern time) eleven in the morning and nine at night as opposed to having a two hour stretch of anytime between eleven in the morning and one in the afternoon with a half-hour deviation time on each side of it.  For this reason, my purse will always contain a bottle of water and a day's dose of my meds and supplements that have been pre-packaged into sandwich bags identified as Day and Night.

One of these days, I'm going to write a blog-entry about my purse system.  That's right!  I don't just have a purse.  I have a purse system that I'm still in the process of honing.

I'm also working out my latest scheduling of bandaging.

Oh yes!  Before I sound like I need to be in a nursing home or something, I guess I'd better explain my current health issues.

I take the 81mg of aspirin each day to make it less likely that I would suffer a heart-attack.  It's not a 100% guarantee, but it's a step in the right direction.  I also need to be working on my weight.  While I refuse to go along with the brainwashing that I need to fit into a size three (or even less) in order to be "acceptable" (whatever THAT is), I know that I would feel a lot better and would be better displaying my wonderful bone structure if I would take off a couple hundred pounds, give or take.  My ideal weight area is somewhere between 125 and 135 with my absolutely ideal weight being 128 lbs.  That is, if I get below 125 lbs., it's time to work on gaining some weight, and, if I get above 135 lbs., it's time to take a little off before I let it get away.

My prescription drugs consist of two kinds of blood-pressure medication, and my other (besides the aspirin) OTC pills and caplets are supplements.

I guess my overall health isn't too bad for an obese lady who has been around for over 58 years.  I'm near-sighted and have one birth-defect in the form of a right trick-knee.

Then, of course, there's my lymphedema, which explains my need to wrap my legs.  I'll be telling more about how I ended up deteriorating into this condition; finally, getting help for it when a three-bug infection from it became life-threatening; and how I'm managing now in the book I've been writing since forever that I hope to have finished before the end of the month.

I'm currently experimenting with different wrapping/bandaging schedules in hopes of finding out what works best to both keep me healthy and to give me the least restrictive quality of life under the circumstances.  I'm hoping that being wrapped for between two or three days at a time and being unwrapped on the same or similar schedule will be doable for me.

This will be especially desired once I get my walk-in shower installed, expand my wardrobe beyond dusters, and start resuming more of my normal activities.

But, for now, it's Saturday, March 5, 2011, and my weekend has its work cut out for me...