Monday, February 15, 2010
By Tom J. Kennedy
SDI is an acronym for Self Directed Income. Any living, breathing, flesh and blood man or woman may puruse a ‘Self Directed Income’ on part-time or a full time basis.
As a prerequisite to reading this article, it is recommended that the readers visit the blog - The SDI Eye Opener: http://sdi-usuryfree.blogspot.com and review some of the generic articles posted there. One article in particular that gives a good overview of the SDI industry is titled ‘Analysis, Projections, Observations and Proposals For The SDI Industry’ and it can be read at this URL: http://sdi-usuryfree.blogspot.com/2009/03/analysis-projections-observations.html
Additionally, it is also recommended that readers familiarize themselves with the content of the blog - The UsuryFree Eye Opener: http://usuryfree.blogspot.com The articles posted at this blog will familiarize readers with (a) the problems associated with the design flaw of usury as an evil and immoral element within our orthodox system of debt money and (b) the ultimate solutions as offered by the usuryfree community currency movement whereby we-the-people learn how to create and spend our own usuryfree personal currency and/or any usuryfree community currency and/or any usuryfree company currency - as a complement with our diminishing amounts of federal cash.
It is and has been my vision for a very long time that any innovative, SDI ‘home office’ company that understands and believes in ‘capitalism with a twist of co-operativism’ has the potential to lead the way in re-building the sprit of community by launching a usuryfree company currency that can be used as a form of ‘barter currency’ with all enrolled SDI entrepreneurs.
If the SDI ‘home office’ is reluctant to launch a usuryfree company currency, then any leadership team of SDI entrepreneurs is invited to initiate the launch of such a project and the SDI ‘home office’ can be invited to join whenever it is motivated to do so. Guaranteed, in the not-too-distant future, prospective SDI entrepreneurs will beat a path to the door of the first SDI ‘home office’ and/or SDI leadership team that accepts this challenge. I recommend that any usuryfree currency that is launched be referred to as ‘wampum’ - to avoid interference from the traditional ‘banking’ and/or ‘government’ authorities.
An SDI entrepreneur is one who is self-motivated and ready and willing to input the necessary labour to produce reasonable, supplemental earnings on a part-time or full time basis. An SDI entrepreneur usually operates his/her enterprise from his/her home and such an enterprise is commonly referred to as a home-based enterprise. The SDI industry includes both traditional, single-level sales opportunites and multi-level sales opportunities as well as any entrepreneurial pursuits that create earnings from self-imposed endeavours.
An additional benefit is available to any part-time, SDI entrepreneur who doubles as an employee working for a corporation or an institution. Employees on salary or hourly wages do not qualify to deduct legitimate business expenses, whereas SDI entrepreneurs are permitted to deduct business expenses thereby avoiding income taxes that would otherwise be due and payable to the government. Since SDI enterprises are so flexible and versatile, there are an abundance of expenses that can be used to offset significant amounts of profits earned. It is commonly recommended that a SDI entrepreneur be open to building an SDI Portfolio so that s/he has earnings from more than one source and likewise additional legitimate expense deductions.
Throughout the latter half of the 20th Century, the part-time entrepreneur’s opiate evolved from what was first referred to as (MLM) multi-level marketing and later as network marketing. Unfortunately, there has been much evidence of selfishness, greed, avarice and theft by too many charlatans, both at the ‘home office’ level and at the distribtor level of the MLM industry. While there is evidence of successes, there were too many failed experiences by the part-time entrepreneurs of the 1980’s and 1990’s who were relying on their employee mentality and work-for-a-boss ethic, with no-people-skills - which does not get results in the world of entrepreneurism.
Enter the new terminology - the SDI (Self Directed Income) industry as we progressed into this 21st Century. It is commonly agreed that a change in language leaves behind any negativity associated with words and/or phrases that were in the consciousness of the multiple millions of jaded, part-time entrepreneurs who viewed themselves as failures in the multi-level and/or network marketing industry. Of course, the younger, novice SDI entrepreneurs of this 21st Century will blaze new trails for the SDI industry as they implement different success strategies within their respective networks.
Examples of the new language created by SDI entrepreneurs clearly demonstrate elements of innovation, positivism and co-operation. For example, SDI entrepreneurs prefer to say: “You are enrolled with” instead of “You are sponsored under.” SDI entrepreneurs have abandoned the words “upline” and “downline” since the perception is that “upline” exerts force over “downline.” SDI entrepreneurs are proudly promoting the concept of building an SDI Portfolio so that (a) they have access to additional products for bartering/trading/exchanging and (b) guaranteed monthly earnings - in case one of their SDI suppliers disappears. SDI entrepreneurs are continuing to create new and improved language as the SDI industry progresses in its birthing process.
A unique advantage of the SDI model is that when the SDI entrepreneur persuades an astute consumer to shift his/her buying habits so that s/he is willing to spend her/his money for quality products that are fairly priced, then the SDI entrepreneur earns a percentage as long as the consumer keeps purchasing the products. Another attractive aspect of the SDI industry is internet marketing with personal business websites and/or affiliate websites. Given the ease of modern technology, any SDI entrepreneur is likely to add internet marketing to her/his SDI Portfolio.
A key point stressed by active SDI entrepreneurs is that they are choosing to build an SDI Portfolio whereby they have the opportunity to receive multiple streams of earnings. This idea or concept seems to be foreign to those dinosaur network and multi-level marketing companies of the 20th Century that seek to control their ‘distributors’ or ‘associates’ with the fine print in the enrolment contract that forbids one from marketing products and/or services from more than one supplier.
SDI entrepreneurs are cautioned to avoid any ‘home office’ companies whose distributor agreements contain non-compete clauses that prevent SDI entrepreneurs from marketing products and/or services from other sales companies concurrently. Restraining an SDI entrepreneur’s ability to earn a living in this chosen profession is wrong and immoral and can be viewed as an unfair restraint on doing commerce.
Experienced and novice SDI entrepreneurs agree that the industry needs a ‘de-education’ and ‘re-eduction’ component. They point out that just as Hamburger University located in Oak Brook, Illinois is the worldwide management training center for McDonad’s restaurants, the SDI industry needs a similar, generic training component designed exclusively to instruct those who are choosing either a part-time or full time career as an SDI entrepreneur. I prefer to avoid the word ‘training’ and suggest that it be replaced with more appropriate language - suggestions welcomed.
Until the SDI University is established, the current pattern being followed is that each SDI ‘home office’ commonly advises those who are enrolled as SDI entrepreneurs - (a) they are never in business alone, (b) they will receive support from their enroller and (c) the ‘home office’ will provide world-class training, marketing consultation and conventional customer support as well as (d) the product(s). A key point to remember is that astute SDI entrepreneurs are fully aware that unrealistic earnings potentials must never be over-emphasized.
SDI entrepreneurs agree with David R. Hawkins (author of the book ‘Power vs Force’) that power works much better than force, therefore they believe that the power of sharing good news by ‘word of mouth’ or ‘click of mouse’ about quality products and/or services works far better than the force of media advertising that is commonly utilized with conventional sales methods.
SDI entrepreneurs believe in the power and potential of working within your own loyal network of family, friends, neighbours, working associates and/or business associates - people you know. The optimal SDI opportunities are designed so that the SDI entrepreneurs get what they want by helping others get what they want. This is commonly referred to as leveraging one’s network vertically, to create a mutually beneficial lifestyle for all who choose to participate.
SDI entrepreneurs are also awakening to the obvious fact that they are building loyal networks of active entrepreneurs connected through a particular product and/or service or a selection of products and/or services from one common supplier. Additionally, each SDI entrepreneur (including members of her/his immediate family) is likely to have various other marketable skills, talents, services and/or products that can be marketed to the entire network. With the ongoing shift in consumer consciousness to shop within our own loyal networks, SDI entrepreneurs are empowering each other by supporting each other.
To capitalize on this unique aspect of horizontal leveraging, the more innovative SDI entrepreneurs are inviting every new recruit to prepare a list of ‘offers’ and ‘requests’ to be added to an online database for ease of future bartering/trading/exchanging. Active SDI entrepreneurs are invited to consciously shift the way they spend their money and make a commitment to shop within their overlapping, loyal networks of SDI entrepreneurs. Simply stated, this means that they will spend less money with the giant trans-national retail corporations and more money within their local and/or online communities.
To motivate SDI entrepreneurs to embrace this concept of changing the way they spend their money, they must be introduced to the usuryfree community currency movement whereby as active prosumers (those who produce and consume) they will be bartering, trading, exchanging products and/or services using their own usuryfree community currency as a complement with their diminishing amounts of federal cash.
When the facts about modern money creation within our orthodox, economic system of usury-based, debt money are exposed and explained to SDI entrepreneurs they quickly grasp the power and potential of we-the-people learning how to create and spend our own usuryfree community currency or our own usuryfree personal currency.
A key phrase often repeated within the environment of SDI entrepreneurs is: “The way we spend our money is more important than how we vote in this 21st Century.” And an intriguing question is often asked: “Why are we-the-people continuing to use their (the bankers’) money and paying them a fee (usury), when we have learned that we can create and spend our own money for FREE?”
SDI entrepreneurs are paid fair commissions for introducing customers (wholesale and/or retail) to their selected SDI opportunities. Earnings are mutliplied when new enrollees are motivated to duplicate the efforts of their respective enrollers. With the ease of modern technology, financial compensation is almost immediate and these financial rewards can be experienced with minimal, professional sales training - though advice from individuals with sales experiences is welcomed and appreciated.
SDI entrepreneurs need only initially invest small amounts of federal dollars to launch a part-time, home-based enterprise that has the potential to grow into an international empire. Most home offices of SDI companies permit their SDI entrepreneurs to introduce customers from various countries all over the world as selected, quality products usually have both local and global appeal.
To get started as an SDI entrepreneur, one must be enrolled with or sponsored by an already existing SDI entrepreneur who is marketing selected products and/or services offered by a particular SDI ‘home office’ company. It is now common to enrol from the website of the SDI entrepreneur who is enrolling you with his/her team or loyal network. The cost of enrolment with an SDI company is minimal, usually less that $100. and keep in mind that this cost is commonly the first business expense and can be used as an income tax deduction along with numerous future business-related expenses.
Otherwise one can choose to become a ‘preferred customer’ and simply purchase the selected product(s) at a listed discount price - similar to a wholesale price.
Readers are once again invited to review the postings at my blog - The SDI Eye Opener:
http://sdi-usuryfree.blogspot.com and it would be prudent to spend some quality time
reviewing the ‘de-educational’ and ‘re-educational’ postings at my twin blog - The
UsuryFree Eye Opener: http://usuryfree.blogspot.com
Whether you are a novice SDI entrepreneur or a seasoned SDI entrepreneur, if you are ready to embark on an entrepreneurial odyessy and begin building an SDI Portfolio, permit me to recommend a selection of tried and proven SDI opportunties that I have added to my SDI Portfolio - most of which focus on health and wellness products.
I am always open to sharing details of additional health and wellness products and/or the corresponding SDI business opportunities as well as other products and/or services offered by SDI entrepreneurs. Whether or not I add them to my SDI Portfolio, I am still willing to share the information with those who are ready and willing to be informed.
My Personal SDI Portfolio - listed in random order:
1. The product is the bio-mat and the SDI home office is Richway International.
Dr. Sircus offers plenty of background information about the bio-mat in this article titled:
"Introducing The Remarkable BioMat For Optimal Health and Wellness"
There is more information about this unique product and the accompanying SDI opportunity at my personal website: https://usuryfree.biomatmarketing.com
2. The products are numerous health and wellness products and the home office is Life Enthusiast Co-op.
I have written a brief introduction to Life Enthusiast Co-op at this link at my blog:
The flagship product offered by Life Enthusiast Co-op - that I have been consuming regularly for 20+ years is Exsula Iridesca. Read more about it at this article titled:
Exsula Iridesca - The Optimal and Perfect Superfood
There is more information about the various health and wellness products and the affiliate SDI opportunity at my personal website: http://www.life-enthusiast.com/?ref=10013
3. The product is MaxGXL and the The SDI "Home Office" is MaxGXL.
Here is a brief introduction from my website:
"Increasing Age and Other Factors Reduce the Body’s Production and Utilization of GSH. Research has shown that individuals who have low levels of glutathione are susceptible to chronic illness. Research shows that GSH levels decline by 8% to 12% per decade, beginning at the age of 20. Levels of glutathione are further reduced by continual stress upon the immune system such as illness, infection, and environmental toxins. As we now know, a lowered immune system can bring about illness and disease. This is a ferocious cycle. While you need glutathione for a productive immune system, a weakened immune system hampers the production of glutathione.
Supplements Containing Glutathione Alone Will NOT Increase The Body’s GSH Levels. It is pointless to purchase supplements that merely contain glutathione, because the digestive system breaks down ingested glutathione and it will not be absorbed into your system. On the other hand, MaxGXL™ provides the proper nutrients needed to promote the body's own ability to manufacture and absorb glutathione. MaxGXL™ also aids in liver support by destroying environmental poisons helping the liver to function as the main production site and storehouse for glutathione."
There is more information about the MaxGXL product and the SDI business opportunity at my website: http://www.max.com/247276
NOTE: For related background research on the Multi-Level Marketing industry otherwise or formerlly referred to as the Network Marketing industry you are invited to review the generic posts at the blog - The SDI Eye Opener.