The Madness Chronicles – Episode 5

In this, our fifth episode of the Madness Chronicles, let’s remember madness is a state of being mentally ill, especially severely, extremely foolish behavior, and a state of frenzied or chaotic activity. Let’s take a look at our world today, amidst the wars on Christmas we just experienced.

Market Watch reports that Starbucks, who continues to jump through hoops to never mention the C word, has their ‘seasonal cups’ adorned with Merry Holidays and Merry Coffee, whatever that is? In other madness Variety magazine reports that Hallmark Channel is in big trouble. Seems they rejected an ad that featured two women getting married. Good for them. That is until the madness reached them and they capitulated and ran the ads.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported that the beginning of October, Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin tweaked the name of Charleston’s annual Christmas parade to something a bit more inclusive, the Winter Parade. She said the name was initially changed to show that Charleston is an inclusive and welcoming city with the desire to include everyone. However, once citizens around the area caught word of the change, debate and backlash began to surface. Complaints about taking Christmas out of the holidays or something equally as ridiculous began to surface, causing the city to revert the parade’s name back to Christmas Parade. Good for the Mayor to cut the madness.

Fortune Magazine reports that a new holiday ad for Pelaton, the technologically advanced exercise bike that cost much more than your first car, has created quite a controversy and caused the companies stock to drop. Many report the ad is sexist. It must be. The ad depicts a guy buying his wife the super duper exercise bike for Christmas and she loves it falling exhausted into his lap. Extremely foolish behavior… on the part of those complaining.

And finally, Breitbart London reports a gang of seven, peace loving Muslims, hanging around outside a Christmas Market in Augsburg, Germany, beat a firefighter so severely he died on the way to the hospital. The day following the attacks Breitbart reports 3 more fireman were killed by a remote controlled bomb in Milan, Italy. Islamists have a charming way of celebrating Christian holidays. Oh look at me, what am I saying? They blow themselves up on Ramadan.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and until next time… have fun, enjoy life, and watch out for the madness amongst us.

5 Ways to Protect the Environment Outdoors

Picture yourself outdoors. You are camping, or working out in your garden, or simply taking a walk. You feel at one with nature…but are you harming that nature while you are at it? The chances are actually pretty good that you are harming the environment, even when your intention is to enjoy the atmosphere or to make it more beautiful.

Be more aware of what you are doing outdoors. Most people don’t even think about how much they are harming the environment when they are making their yards more pleasing to the eye. Furthermore, people rarely take the time to enjoy their lawns and gardens anymore. Today, we want to use the highest powered equipment to get the job done in the least amount of time.

Stop thinking of it as work, and start thinking of it as a way to enjoy nature – as well as a way to get a fantastic workout. Get the whole family involved, and get out there for some much needed sunshine while the ozone layer is still protecting you…just be sure to wear your sun block. Here are ten ways that you can protect the environment when you are outdoors.

1. Get rid of that old gas powered lawn mower, and the riding lawn mower. Instead, use an electric lawnmower – if you must – and if you really want to do your part, and get a great workout, use a non-electric, non-gasoline powered mower. Instead of electric or gas powered trimmers, use old fashioned hedge trimmers. Instead of electric edgers, use the manual ones. Instead of weed eaters, get down on your hands and knees and pull those weeds. It’s great exercise!

2. Do not bag the grass that has been cut! Sure, it makes your lawn look nicer, and it is easier than raking, but you aren’t doing the environment any good at all. That cut grass needs to be left alone, so that it can decompose naturally, which in turn feeds nutrients to the soil.

3. If you must water your lawn, do it once a day, and do it early in the morning. Don’t over water the lawn. Also note that it may not look that fabulous when it is under watered, but when the rains come – and they always eventually come – it will get its good healthy green color back again. Sometimes, it is best to let Mother Nature take care of nature.

4. Use a rake. Avoid using blowers and such. These only stir up dust, and they aren’t very good for the environment. Raking is fine, and its great exercise. If you don’t want to do it, hire a neighborhood kid to do it for you.

5. Create a compost pile or bin. This compost makes great, natural fertilizer, and it enables you to recycle your waste, as long as the waste was ‘natural’ to begin with. Compost piles are very easy to create. The environment will thank you – and so will your gardens later on.

Nuveris – Can You Make Money?

The first thing that struck me about this company was the interesting background of founder Michael Jareou, an Iraqi who came to America at the young age of 17.

Like many who come to a new country in search of a better life, he struggled at first with language issues and culture shock. Yet 9 years later, at the age of 26, he was a multi-millionaire. He has since featured on CNN, Fox news and in Forbes Magazine. Impressive indeed, and something to be highly respected!

If we include the rest of his team, the leadership looks very strong and that is vital in any company.

Products

“Nuveris” is another superfood and weight management company. Their premise is that free radicals are destroying our bodies and a healthy body is the key to a healthy and in turn successful life. While it is hard to debate that, it is important to delve deeper into the products to get a fuller understanding of the company.

The main product is another ‘super juice’ which contains a variety of super foods such as: Curcumin, Grape Seed Extract, Gingko Bilboba Ginger Root, Mangosteen, Pomegranate, Noni, Acai, Green Tea, Blueberry, Goji and Quercetin. Phew! My fingers where getting tired typing all those out.

It is hard reading those ingredients to see how it cannot be good for you. That being said, there are an abundance of super juice products out there so it may be a challenge to market, especially for the newcomer. Looking at the bottles, it looks quite similar to another well-known super juice company that is doing well right now.

Like another highly successful weight loss company, they are running a 90 day weight loss challenge. The website provides tips for success which put simply, appear to involve consuming the products and having an overall healthier diet. Nothing surprising there!

They also have a skin care product coming soon so it will be interesting to see how that does when it comes out.

The plan

The classic binary is what they use here with a variety of bonuses: direct referral, 7 generation matching, a luxury car bonus (up to $1200 a month), global leader pool bonus and commissions that are paid weekly.

I might add that all this is on their website, which is quite flash and well put together.

Like all decent MLMs, you can make money with Nuveris. ‘Can’ is they key word here You will need to an expert recruiter and to that you must become a leader. Someone that offers value. You do that by offering people what they want, instead of just seeing the $$ signs. Do not focus on the offer, as it is too similar in my opinion to many others, and instead brand yourself as someone who can help others achieve success.

Without leveraging the Internet this becomes exponentially more difficult. But really, you have no excuse not to use the Internet. There are countless trainings on offer so it is up to you to pick and choose wisely. And make sure you educate yourself, learn and by far the most important… IMPLEMENT. Take massive Action.

To make life easier, you will need some form of online system/ funded proposal. Why not choose one that offers %100 commissions and will pay you even if your prospects do not join your Nuveris system.