Looking for Answers


I took a stroll with Lucy by the lake and decided to shoot this short video about looking for answers in life, through reading philosophy and finding sources of inspiration outside of business.

What do you do when you're looking to "recharge the batteries"? Leave me a comment.

Why They Joined


Recently, I sent out a quick survey to my subscribers asking for input on the topic of making money in a home based business…

(Thank you if you participated! Much appreciated!!)

A lot of the responses I got back are very revealing.

Some actually shocked me, which is rare.

I’m going to share some of my findings with you over the next few days in short video clips, so you can see some of the ideas people have about what it takes to become successful

This is the first one, and it will be of specific interest to you if you’ve been looking to plant your flag somewhere that you can make a solid income.

More to come

Click here to see my lates video explaining the Empower Network business

Is More Always Better?


In this video I share an experience that’s rather revealing in terms of what the public is able to accept and believe. 

Even after you’ve proven in your own experience that building a large and profitable business is real and doable, how you present that proof to your audience may require some thought and testing.

From the Success Series on Bold Statement Marketing with John Lavenia...

"Keep it Believable"

See the full article and even more thrilling videos with tips and ideas for success in home business at BoldStatementMarketing

Weightlifting Made Me Rich


When I was a child and through my adolescence I was a skinny kid…

I mean, ribs-sticking-out type of skinny.

Well, I’m not a skinny kid anymore.

And what I learned about weightlifting and fitness carried over into other areas of my life as well.

3 things in particular…

1 - Consistency

You don’t show up in the gym once a week. You show up every day. And not just when the calendar says it’s the first 2 weeks of January (and you feel some weird sense of obligation to comply with a “resolution” you made in a drunken stupor on New Years Eve.) Every day that you eat, and every day that you sleep, are days when you are qualified to go to the gym and put that food and rest to work.

2 - Intensity

If results are what you’re after, you must push past comfort. As the old saying goes, “no pain, no gain”. It’s a simple enough concept to understand, but to this day I see countless people “going through the motions”, making a half-hearted attempt and making no gains. Because of my intensity and focus in the gym, I’m able to lift a ridiculous amount of weight for my size. Sometimes it even attracts an audience.

3 - Diversity

If all I did was the same exercise for the same muscle group again and again, my body would be terribly unbalanced. When I was growing up on the coast of New Jersey (“the Jersey Shore”) I remember seeing the “guidos” hanging out with their Camaros in places like Seaside Heights, looking to “pick up chicks” at the nightclubs. They had biceps and pecks, but skinny little legs. We called it “All guns, No wheels”. By challenging the body with diverse and changing exercises, we make consistent gains throughout.

So how does this translate into financial success?

Consistently showing up and doing the work required in your business will develop uncommon habits of effectiveness. As Albert EN Gray said years ago, “Successful people are in the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.” Right there, you have separated yourself from the mediocre.

Focusing with intensity on the task at hand, and refusing to be distracted, is a characteristic of true genius. It’s not comfortable, especially in our modern age of constant distraction, but the rewards of being productive and solving problems are unparalleled. And as your ability to produce results grows, so does your value in the marketplace.

Willingness to learn new methods of marketing, lead generation and ways of delivering value to your customers will bring you a diverse array of options when growing your business. This will keep you free from being pigeonholed when market conditions change. Without diversity, you’re dependent on only one or two methods - a very dangerous proposition. Just ask anybody who used to advertise only on Google.

As you can see, these three ideas (Consistency, Intensity & Diversity) can serve you in business, and in other areas of life as well.

I’m grateful to the guys on the Jersey Shore who taught me how to get “big and strong” back in the 1980’s. Their teaching serves me still, in ways they may not have imagined.

Let me know your thoughts and comments below. I love reading them.


Happy birthday USA…

A friend and fellow online business leader shared a picture with me recently, and it got me thinking.

238 years ago, a group of courageous people decided they’ve had enough of ridiculous taxation, subordination and authoritarianism. A nation was born and a new era of opportunity, autonomy and achievement was made real.

Today, what’s left of that nation is something quite different. The idea of independence and the celebration of the self-reliant individual are almost non-existent in society. Instead, we have a majority of people who are happy (even eager) to give away their liberties for the sake of the “collective good”, so long as the government tells them they’re safe and they can continue to distract themselves with celebrity gossip, beer, diet fads and big-screen TVs.

Not to mention the false sense of self-importance that social media as afforded to millions of people who have accomplished exactly nothing, but nonetheless feel that the world needs a play-by-play account.

Privacy… what’s that?

Security cameras are welcomed on streets across America.

Unmanned drones patrol our communities without protest.

And if you do protest…

The IRS targets pro-Constitution organizations and individuals - an act that would have warranted an upturning of Washington a few years ago - and it goes virtually unnoticed, except for a large group of liberally indoctrinated college students who send cards, thanking the IRS for cracking down.

What these people don’t understand is that whenever you let “them” come for others, it is only a matter of time before “they” come for you. History proves this.

Obama has said that individual rights “must be balanced with the collective needs of society”.

It reminds me of a similar quote: “From each man, according to his ability, to each man, according to his need.”

Interestingly, a poll of our collegiate youth attributed that quote to Thomas Jefferson. How nice.

The guy who said it was Karl Marx.

America is almost unrecognizable… and the zombified masses are applauding.

Your home and property, how you run your business, your health care, even how you raise your children… are of these all being regulated to death.

If you’re a thinking person (the only kind of person who would be reading this) understand this:

Anything you put on “autopilot” you lose control of. Any time we relinquish responsibility to someone or something else, we also relinquish control. Control, responsibility and independence are a package deal. Is this making sense?

For the lazy, ignorant masses who are allowing our Republic to degenerate at breakneck speed, this is a completely foreign concept.

On a personal note, there are things YOU can do to foster a greater degree of independence for yourself and your family. For the most part, these things have to do with your ability to earn a great deal of money… enough to BUY yourself some freedom and attain a position high above mass-mediocrity.

It’s really hard to defend yourself against collectivism when you’re broke or just getting by.

And it’s next to impossible to instill values like self-reliance and independent thinking in your children when you have to work all the time just to survive, leaving the government-controlled media (or the loudest moron on Facebook) to be the primary influence in your children’s lives.

Make no mistake about it: money buys freedom. I learned this more than a decade ago, when I was fortunate enough to run into some people who had risen above the system, and were largely unaffected by the issues that consume most people in “the land of the free”.

I not only learned it… I acted on it.

And for years I’ve been job-free, one of those “weird people who made it in one of those home business things”. 

I spend every day with my family. So much so that sometimes we take little independent “vacations” from each other. In fact, right now I’m writing this in my office while my wife is on a “mommy-daughter trip” to the east coast visiting relatives.

I have control of my income. When I worked a job, my income was tied to the amount of time I put in, and what the corporation felt my time and effort was worth. With my business, my income is tied to the amount of value I can put forth, regardless of how much time it takes, or how laborious it is or isn’t.

I have infinitely more tax advantages than the average job-working American employee. If for no other reason than this, why not start a home business? I’m typing this on a very expensive “toy” called a Macbook Pro… and guess what? It’s a business expense.

I could go on, but I think you get the point.

If you’re a freedom-loving individual (American or not) who values the actuality of independence more than the one-day barbecue event paying it lip-service, I invite you to take advantage of an opportunity to work with me and my online success team.

Here you’ll find an empowered group of individuals, all of whom are developing the most vital asset for independent living, some of which are earning more money in a month than most people earn in a year, and are more than happy to lock arms with you and show you how to break free of the all-too-common lack and limitation that most people consider normal.

In my opinion, it’s the most auspicious way to celebrate Independence Day, by doing something that can create it in your own life.

You’re just a click away from learning more and getting started.

I invite you to do that now by Clicking Here

To your personal independence,
John Lavenia

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