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7 Powerful Principles Entrepreneurs Live By

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7 Powerful Principles Entrepreneurs Live By

by DC Cordova

In my program, Money & You®, we teach entrepreneurs, business professionals, salespeople, doctors, attorneys, alternative health care providers, engineers, scientists, writers, networking professionals, business owners, and many wealth gurus – you name them, we’ve taught them – how to live a principle-filled life based on the teachings of R. Buckminster Fuller, W. Edwards Deming, Georgi Lozanov, and many other pioneers of new thinking.

The creators of Money & You® are Bobbi DePorter and Marshall Thurber who, in the mid-1970’s, pioneered a never-before-seen Business School for Entrepreneurs that lasted six weeks!

The reasons why six weeks was a breakthrough – and continues to be – is because there wasn’t and still isn’t a school anything like it. They called it the Burklyn Business School for Entrepreneurs and it was first offered in Vermont in 1978. Later that year, they created Money & You®, designed to be five days that incorporated left-and-right-brain teaching techniques extensively researched in the post-war era economic expansion. It’s actually quite fun! If you like music, games, color and experiencing rather than sitting in a classroom, you’ll get it.

We’ve took our teaching and learning technology global, and now it is offered in North America, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and throughout China.

So, with that background on what Money & You® is, I’d like to share 7 POWERFUL Principles to live by (every successful entrepreneur I know lives by these principles).

  1. The Universe Will Not Deny You Anything. Only You Can Do That. -G.S.
    This is one of the most powerful principles I have learned and we teach. R. Buckminster Fuller referred to God as the Native Americans did – Great Spirit or G.S. For some of you this is easy – everything you have in your life right now – every relationship, money in the bank, your cars, pets, where you live, your attitude, your free time, your fulfillment – is completely what you’ve chosen! The Universe is abundant and there is only ONE PERSON who can deny you ANYTHING! YOU! Get this one and you’ll create freedom.
  2. Thinking Is the Hardest Thing You Can Do. That’s Why So Few People Engage In It. -Henry Ford
    Think about this one… When have you stopped yourself because it got “hard” to find the solution? Realize that you will be compensated in direct proportion to the size of the solution you solve.
  3. Integrity Is The Essence Of Everything (Successful). -R. Buckminster Fuller
    The human spirit has complete integrity. When you are out of touch with yourself, you may take some actions that are not congruent with what you know to be best. So, basically, integrity is something that “holds it’s own shape.” Take a look around you and see if there are things that are not working for you. And are you in complete integrity with yourself?
  4. 94% Of Problems Are System Based. Look To The System To Correct. -W. Edwards Deming
    W. Edwards Deming is known as the father of Quality Control. He is the reason why Toyota is known for quality. If the results in your business continue to suffer, the systems you have aren’t producing  your desired results. As they say in the computer world, “Garbage in, garbage out!” Well, with a bad system that’s not always true. You can have gold going in and garbage coming out. One of the co-creators of M&Y, Marshall Thurber, was an avid student of W. Edwards Deming. For more information on his work go to http://www.positivedeviants.com
  5. Clarity Leads To Power.
    As they used to say in the G.I. Joe cartoon, “Knowing’s half the battle!” When you are clear on your goals, your values, your mission – everything will begin to fall in place. It’s the decision in knowing what you want that sets you on the path. The “how” of making your goals come true will appear in miraculous moments.
  6. The Most Powerful Force I Have Is What I Say To Myself AND What I Believe.
    Your words create. Buckminster Fuller said, “Words are your most powerful tool.” Other teachers of ours share that we create with our words. And science is now validating that our thoughts are also physically affect the condition of our cells.
  7. There Are No Victims. Only Volunteers.
    Responsibility is removing all blame, shame and justification. When you take responsibility for the results you have, you truly learn the value in the learning experiences throughout your life. What do all those experiences have in common? You.

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Money & You In Asia

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Chinese Excellerated Programs – Your Gateway to Asia!

One of the biggest benefits of attending a Money & You® – or any other Excellerated Program – is that you are automatically a part of a worldwide Network of successful Entrepreneurs and you can re-attend the program as many times as you like, any where in the world, in any language – for FREE!

Many graduates are stunned, surprised and amazed to discover the powerful Chinese Money & You® graduate network which spans the Asia Pacific Region – from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and many other countries as well.

The business opportunities are only limited by your imagination.

In 1998, Willson Lin, the co-founder of Doers Group of Companies attended Money & You® and loved it. He is from Taiwan with offices throughout the Asia Pacific region. His experience of the program not only transformed the way he did business, but inspired him to take this powerful, transformational entrepreneurial program into the Chinese world. He is now a key player in introducing Buckminster Fuller and the win/win principles taught in Excellerated Programs into the exploding Chinese presence in the business world, thus supporting greater harmony and understanding between the Chinese and Western cultures.

In May of 2005, we celebrated the 100th Chinese Money & You® – a milestone and an absolute tremendous achievement by the whole Doers Group team. This wondrous event is one that has opened the door to a global future presence for all Excellerated Graduates. And also, as a result, the Excellerated Business Schools® for entrepreneurs is now presented (sometimes twice) each year – in Chinese!

The Doers Group supports and is aligned to the purpose and mission of Excellerated Business Schools®. Together the two organizations are educators who have philanthropic notions. They are devoted to helping other people, children, and families especially through charitable assistance. They have contributed to orphanages and have even funded ‘Money & You®’ Schools for whole villages in the heart of China.

To appreciate the scope of the work Willson and his team have undertaken, here is the list of countries and cities in which the Excellerated Programs have been conducted in Chinese:

  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Taichung, Taiwan
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai, China
  • Beijing, China
  • Shenzhen, China
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Zhenzhou, China
  • Ningpo, China
  • Shi Jia Zhuan, China
  • Nanning, China
  • Yiantai, China
  • Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Kuching, Malaysia
  • Muar, Malaysia
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Miri, Malaysia
  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Darussalam, Brunei

You are welcome to log on to the Chinese Web site.

Profiles of Chinese Team:

There are dozens of team members in the different Doers offices that support the on-going astronomical growth. Here are the Principals of Doers and some of the Team Members:

Dr. Willson Lin

  • President of Doers Group
  • Promoter and Leading Instructor of Chinese Excellerated Programs in the Asia Pacific Region
  • President of Doers Knowledge Management Group
  • Editor-in-Chief of ChengGong Publications
  • General Manager of Mandal Action Power Training
  • Certified trainer of ChengGong Consulting

Willson is well-known in the training field in the great Asia Pacific Region. He has been delivering trainings in Taiwan, throughout China, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and Brunei. With 16 international training licenses and certificates, Willson not only has the inter-personal skills to facilitate the learning process, but also has the humor, passion, and ability to motivate learners to develop themselves. The trainings Willson currently delivers, are centered around Money & You®, Sales and Negotiation, General Management, Behavior Management, Time Management, Direct Selling, Training for Trainers, Hypnotherapies and Personal Development.

With his well-deserved reputation, Willson became the only Chinese Instructor for the worldwide prestigious program, Money & You®. A brilliant, engaging, and entertaining presenter and speaker, he mesmerizes the audience to want to learn more. The great achievements of Willson also extends to his personal involvement with several non-profit organizations for children, adults, and elderly people. Owing to Willson’s hard work and commitment to learning, he is both a thinker with wisdom and a doer with passion.

Robert Kuo

  • Vice President Doers Group
  • Co-Promoter of Chinese Excellerated Programs Asia Pacific Region
  • Chief Editor of Training Magazine (Chinese Edition)
  • General Manager of Buoguan Consulting
  • Certified trainer for Behavioral Learning.

Robert’s training is centered upon the concepts of reflective learning and creativity, with great sense of humor to enhance the learning process. Having been in the training industry for more than 15 years, his training events are well received by many international companies such as Acer, Asus, TSMC, Microsoft Taiwan, 3M, Seven/Eleven, ING Bank, etc.

In addition to training, Robert also devotes himself to writing. He has so far published 18 books and several series of articles in diverse ranges of newspapers and magazines. Moreover, he also spends his spare time practicing stage performance in the theater. He is not only the trainer with great passion, but also a writer and a philosopher with the great wisdom.

His main training courses include:

  • Behavior Learning
  • Creativity
  • DISC
  • Personal Development and Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management
  • Team Building and Development
  • Finance Management
  • Learning How to Learn

Dianne Butler

  • Worldwide Program Director Leader for the Excellerated Business Schools® for entrepreneurs and the Money & You Programs
  • Systems
  • Managing Partner of Law Firm, Perth, Australia

Dianne’s forte is in systems, working with the Excellerated team as they expand their programs throughout the Asia Pacific Region and the world. She has maintained and advanced to excellence all Excellerated Production Manuals, which ensure the success of all programs by documenting step-by-step every action to produce excellent results every time, anywhere in the world, in any language.

Di has been responsible for the continued success of Excellerated Programs in the Chinese language through her documentation and training of the Program Directors in a different culture. Her professional background includes having worked as a Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Department in Canberra, Australia. She has a teaching degree and Bachelor of Education, she has run Conflict Resolution Seminars; and has successfully raised a family while building her professions and businesses. She is also a Managing Partner in a Perth law firm with her husband, John Butler, a great advisor and supporter of the Excellerated organization.

Jason Zeck Lee

  • Chinese Excellerated Programs Malaysia Promoter
  • Chinese Money & You® Program Director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Trainer/Consultant

The first Chinese Money & You® Program Director for Excellerated Business Schools®, Jason brings an immeasurable list of skills that serve him well as a creative individual, trainer, and coach. Jason has held positions as a journalist, columnist, reporter, writer and speaker. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Creative Group and is a corporate coach/trainer for Creative Knowledge Management Sdn Bhd and the Creating Training Network.

In addition, he holds the position of director of Creative Academy. A successful corporate coach and trainer, he has been involved in Corporate Training since 1998 in the Asia Pacific Region such as Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other parts of China, Singapore, and Brunei. Under the tutelage of Roger Dawson, the famous US Premier Business Negotiator, he is a certified Instructor for ‘secrets of Power Negotiating.’

Adelene Bek

  • Entrepreneur
  • Money & You® Program Director

Adelene has been involved with Money & You logistics since 1998. Through her working in a voluntary position and participating on staff with several Excellerated programs, she was invited to train to be a Money & You Program Director. She possessed the essence of a leader and has been one of its most dependable, responsible and organized Program Directors.

As a graduate of Visual Arts Management, Adelene has always shown passion in many forms of arts. She is a very creative individual and artist. In addition to being artistic and creative she is also highly organized. These qualities and assets combined relay into her leadership role within the programs and in her business.

Her forte is in art exhibition management. She was an art therapist with a non-profit organization for mentally challenged clients. In addition, she was a gallery manager and assistant curator in a private art gallery in Singapore. She currently runs a retail outlet selling oriental / ethnic craft items and fashion apparels in Canada.

Proven Business Relationship Agreement – Part 1

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Proven Business Relationship Agreement – Part 1

By DC Cordova

In this series of posts, I’m going to share with you what has worked for me in business for the last 30 years. I currently have business agreements with partners in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and the United States. I’ve done business with well-known authors, speakers, artists, producers, film-makers, promoters, government ministries, large and small organizations – you name it. What I tell my clients is if you prepare for your business relationships, your partnerships, like you do marriage, then I can guarantee you a significantly higher success rate. This article contains steps 1 and 2 to creating a successful business relationship. Follow along, put it into practice and enjoy the fruits of clarity.

As all human beings have feelings, opinions, beliefs and emotions that can and do affect us in different ways in the various circumstances that make up our lives, I, _____________________ and I, _____________________ agree that as of this date: _______________________, we have read the chapter in What School Should have Taught You about Money & You and have fully discussed and hereby declare that we have discussed and are now fully aware of the following…

1. Be willing to make your partner happy

___ We have asked and told each other what makes each of us happy in business and personally.

___ We know what we can do to bother them and get the upset.

___ We are willing and committed to hear each other out – repeating the  other’s point of view before expressing our own opinion.

___ We are willing to have things go “their way” at times

___ We will consciously and clearly “agree to agree” or “agree to disagree” when necessary.

___ We will “share” in the way the business is run and agree to how that might look like.

2. Create joint ventures first before creating your business partnership.

___ We will go (or have not gone) into our partnership until we have worked on a few projects under “joint-venture” basis first.

___ We realize that this partnership/business venture is more like a marriage than anything is, and we will get to know each other like we would in a courtship.

___ I am willing to commit to my partner, as well as the business…

___ for a very long time.

___ through thick and through thin

___ to talk together and meet on a regular basis to evaluate how it is going

___ to call in a third party to facilitate when we don’t see eye to eye and cannot resolve a conflict within 45 minutes.

___ to get to know each other first for at least ___ months or ___ years.

___ We will spend plenty of time together before moving on to larger commitments.

___ To see each other working under a variety of situations, both when things are going well and when they aren’t.

___ To see each other when we are under pressure.

___ To spend time traveling together.

___ To get involved in activities together that will allow us to see how my potential partner(s) react under different situations.

___ To interview their old friends and ex-partners.

___ To attend several different types of seminars together, including intensive, long-term personal growth as well as business programs.

___ To learn how best to communicate with each other.

___ To work with a professional team builder and business coach to help us review or develop our business practices.

___ To develop a “language” we can use together.

___ To meet as soon as possible after each project we do together to review it, confirm what worked, list what didn’t work, and commit to the change that each “learning experience” indicated is needed.

___ To correct my systems (or attitudes) and learn from them.

This may sound like a lot to agree on – and if you really read this, you do this in regular relationships before fully committing in a marriage. I encourage you to approach your business partnerships like a marriage because you are legally agreeing to be in partnership. And sometimes dissolving a business can be more destructive and time-consuming than divorce. So be prepared.

And as my old partner used to say, “If someone will cheat in their marriage, what would stop them from cheating in business?”

In my next post I’ll share Steps 3 -9 in Proven Business Relationship Agreement – Part 2 …from “Get clear on your purpose” to “Who is going to do what?”

With loving thoughts,

DC Cordova

P.S. – Get Your Personal Entrepreneurial Strategy and take your business to the next level!

© Money & You® 2006 – 2009

Tips On Global Entrepreneurship

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TIPS ON GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
By DC Cordova, CEO and Co-Founder Excellerated Business Schools for Entrepreneurs

The following tips will be important information if you want to grow and expand your business, especially if you want to bring your business overseas.

These are Key Distinctions I learned from traveling and teaching overseas for over 20 years and bringing my San Diego-based business in NZ, AU, HK, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Brunai, and Eurpose.

The world is becoming one in many ways, but it is still very separate in that people do not understand the different cultures and nationalities and religions that are represented in all the countries they may be interested in.

My mission is “Uplifting Humanity’s Conscientious Through Business” so this purpose takes me into all areas of the world.

I have seen business meetings where people of multiple cultures were doing business and interacting with total understanding and respect. This is what will be necessary for everyone to do business globally.

TIPS:

Become aware of the world of Entrepreneurship

Read global magazines

Watch global TV coverage – CNN International and BCC carry global news

In America the news is very one-sided and people don’t get a realistic picture of what the countries overall are like if they depend on what is reported here and overseas about us. It is the same for Muslim, Chinese, other nationalities and religions. Media creates a very skewed perspective

Travel – You have to actually travel to the countries of interest to you to get the real picture.

Go to our Web site at www.excellerated.com to see where our programs are held. Once you have done Money & You and BSE, you can travel to every city we are in and be connected immediately with other graduates. Even if they are teaching the program in Chinese. someone always speaks English. BSE Graduates can sit in the back of the room or re-do the school, which bonds the students throughout the activities of the program. Once you connect with people from the other countries, your perspective begins to shift.

You need to be there, to connect and to hear different points of views and to see what niche’s can be created there. Then you will find opportunities overseas that you never have seen in your own hometown. If your business is flat or you can’t quite get it going to meet your vision, try going overseas and see the opportunities there. You meet people in the airports, and airport lounges who can be very helpful to you and you can learn from them as you go also

Telephone Pre-fixes show you are a Global Businessperson: +1 is the US code, 65 is the Singapore, 60 is Malaysia. This indicates which country you are from.

Business cards show you are doing business globally, especially if you can get a mobile phone number in other countries.

Use the word MOBILE on your card – not Cell or Handphone. MOBILE is a word understood everywhere.

How you hand your business card: While in the US, we hand over our cards very casually, whereas, in Asia, they hand over the card, like it is a special gift you are giving to the person. Both people look carefully at the card and talk about it which gives you a connection and immediate rapport with the person through forming a common ground of known information.

Dress: Women should dress like the other women in that country. They are often flattered when you wear their type of clothing and costumes. Men should not wear short sleeve shirts in most cultures. Get tips on how to dress in the country you are going to via articles on the Internet. There is also a lot of great information in the internet about doing business in every different country. GOOGLE “Doing Business in ____”

Think about what you would like to do with your business to create it as a global business. Start expanding your vision to becoming a global entrepreneur. People do not go to war with people they are doing business with. And you gain confidence by being a Global Citizen, for should anything happen in the geographical area you are from, you know you can live and flourish your business anywhere.

For further information about the Global Opportunities for participating in programs by Excellerated Business Schools and Money & You in other countries, visit the Web site at www.excellerated.com.