Sunday, April 16, 2017

Four types of people and we all want to be number four

Romans 10:17 - Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ.

I haven't blogged in quite awhile but I think it's time I start back here.  I can only say so much on twitter and facebook.

Social media has it's place but blogging is better and I was advised yesterday to blog by a friend of mine I just met.  He didn't know that I have written blog posts off and on for a long time, but I decided I better start again.

The book "Lead Like Jesus" has a ton of good insights in it.  I was also taught by a mentor to invest, learn, and teach.  He meant to invest our time into things that are valuable, learn whatever we can, and then teach those things in some form.

I need to add that I started studying my Bible in earnest in October 2016.  That's why I fit into the first three categories of people who hear the Word of God preached.  Number four is the best category to be in.

#1 - Apathetic hearer
This person will hear the preacher cover the scripture that his sermon is based on but is not ready to listen to it and try to understand it.  Yes, I'm afraid I have listened to alot of preaching like a robot, not really trying to understand what is being said.

#2 - Superficial hearer
This person will listen temporarily but doesn't let anything he hears take root.  I have also been this person too many times over too many years.

#3 - Preoccupied hearer
This person may be trying to listen but has so many things going on in their lives that they can't focus on what is being said.  Problems can weigh heavily on our minds, along with anything else that may not be a problem but we are just laser focused on, and we are in church because it is the thing to do.  This one can be hard to beat and takes alot of prayer and focus to beat this one mentally and emotionally.

#4 - Reproducing hearer
This is the one we all want to work for, because we are focused on what is said and focused on the passage of scripture that is the focal point of the moment.  We see where it is a strong point for us or a weak point that needs to be stronger.  We act on what we learned and get results outside of the church walls.

Getting results outside of the church walls is actually a major factor in going to church to begin with.  Those results are what the church is supposed to be working toward.  We are all fighting spiritual battles and the church is supposed to support each other as we fight those battles.

I would highly recommend the book "Lead Like Jesus" to get an idea of what servant leadership is supposed to be.  Jesus was the ultimate leader and that is what this book focuses on.

I wanted to write this blog post because I am just now truly studying my Bible and working toward a real relationship with God.  I want people to understand that casual Christianity doesn't do any of us any good.  God wants a real relationship with us.

I hope this helps somebody as they read it.  Feel free to contact me @ 256-504-7222 or scottmoore254@gmail.com

Thanks and Happy Easter, 2017

Scott Moore

Saturday, January 14, 2017

"Woodlawn" by Todd Gerelds

Psalm 118:8 - "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man."

I read constantly.   I have learned through experience now that starting my day in the Bible, and in prayer, is the best place to start.  I was raised in a Christian home.  I am now working on a successful relationship with God.  I say that only in hopes that others reading this will benefit because we all need God.

I read constantly now, and typically have more than one book going at a time because there are so many books I want to read.  I believe in reading personal development as opposed to just entertainment because I need to keep my mindset in the right place and become more.

Todd Gerelds is the son of Tandy Gerelds, who coached at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham during a very tough time period in the early 1970's.  It is a story of faith and how God used two men, Wales Goebel and Hank Erwin, to lead many of the players to Jesus Christ and ultimately their coach, Tandy Gerelds.

Todd Gerelds came to visit Dwight Baptist Church in Gadsden, Alabama, where my family attends about 3-4 months ago.  I had already seen the movie and bought the book that day.  I typically like to read a book and then see the movie.

I finished the book a few days ago and have been thinking alot about that time period and the courage of Tandy Gerelds at the time.  Many of the teachers and coaches at the school had left when all the trouble had gotten intense.  Tandy chose to find a way to make things work, even though he had so many struggles to deal with.

That is the definition of courage and I believe God used him and God used the two men, Wales Goebel and Hank Erwin, to guide all involved to rely on him and build their faith.  Turning to God in the middle of anything we are dealing with, relying on His word and seeking God's wisdom, is the only real answer we have.  We have to do our part and have a work ethic, but we have to ultimately rely on God as we work each day.

This is an excerpt from the very end of the book by Tandy Gerelds:
" Leadership can be a lonely job, but until you get in the arena you will never know how you will react.  You need to have the vision and the courage  to see it through.  You also need wisdom and that comes only from God." - Tandy Gerelds,  "Woodlawn"

Here is a movie trailer:




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Thanks for reading

Scott Moore

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Networking on Purpose....Why do it?

Psalm 118:8 - "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man."

Networking is simply getting to know people, and getting their contact information when there is a good point in the conversation to do so.

It is not trying to see how you can use people, or making them feel like you want to make money off of them.  There is a communication skill involved in networking.  Simply ask questions and listen.

Some people I've seen come by it naturally.  Some of us have had to work at it to learn to simply ask questions and get to know people better.

The person who asks the questions actually controls the conversation.  And people love to talk about their family, life, hobbies, and interests.  At some point, there will most likely be a comfortable spot to get their name and number so you can follow up with them later.

Eric Worre refers to this as one of the skills to become a network marketing professional.  It's not a complicated skill really.  I've learned to do this to a degree and learned to be more aware of people.

I'm still working on it, since it is a skill I know that needs to be developed.

It does not mean that we try to sell them something anytime soon.  We certainly don't want to make them feel that way.  One of three things will happen as we ask questions and listen:

1. We become a sounding board and learn to take our focus off of ourselves.  We don't have to offer advice.  Just listen.  If anything offer something positive if possible when you can.

2. We might and probably will learn something that will benefit us regardless the more we listen.  Most likely the other person knows something we don't anyway.

3.  If they do mention an income issue, and we have a very viable solution in network marketing, we can start educating them on what network marketing is about.  They will be skeptical and wary in the beginning, I can promise you, but the education process can start.

They have to trust us before they will listen.  Trust is key and needs to be established as we network with people.  As Jim Rohn famously said, "The fortune is in the follow up."

If you are in network marketing, I think you understand.  If you are not and want to fully understand what it's about I want to offer two ways to learn:

1. Visit networkmarketingpro.com and listen to Eric Worre's videos.  He has the best explanations of the actual realities, positive and negative, in network marketing that I've heard.

2.  Visit scottmooreonline.com and enter your email address and you will learn about the company I'm in and receive weekly updates from me.  I will do my best to provide value in general as well as in network marketing.

I think you will find that network marketing is the best vehicle to gain real freedom in your life, but it won't happen overnight.  The positive is that it will happen if you don't quit.  The financial entry point is very low risk, and the potential very much outweighs the low risk.  It all depends on you, and me, and I will do everything that I can to help you move forward.

Thanks for reading

Scott Moore
256-504-7222
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Finished reading "Shaken" by Tim Tebow

Proverbs 1:7
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction."


I got Tim Tebow's book, "Shaken", as a Christmas gift.  My wife knows I read almost constantly and prefer to read personal development and things that are positive.

I recently began putting the Bible and God first, like I knew I should be doing all along.  God has to come first.

I am now working on a real and successful relationship with God.  I need to make sure I continue to build that relationship every day for the rest of my life.

Now, for the book.  Tim Tebow is a solid athlete who is strong in his faith and relationship with God.  Tim has had his struggles in his pursuit of becoming a professional quarterback in the NFL.  I personally think he could turn into one.

He outlines alot of Biblical truth about life in his book.  He also inspires me as he talks about focusing on God and his relationship with God as he faces each turn in his life.  I had not always done that, and his book has inspired me to make sure I focus on God from this point forward.

Tim Tebow is the real deal.  I will support him and his book any day.  Guys like Tim Tebow who are trying to live out a commitment to God, a deep commitment, impress me a great deal.




What we put into our minds dictates our thinking, which strongly affects our decisions.  So, I think it's best to read positive stuff on purpose.

Start with the Bible.  That's the best place to start.

I would also like to introduce you to something.  Go to www.scottmooreonine.com to find out if this option resonates with you.  Contact me to set up a time to talk about it.

Thanks for reading and have a good day.

Scott Moore

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Friday, January 6, 2017

We all sell...like it or not

Proverbs 27:17 - "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."

As I talk to people about my company and the conversation goes toward the business itself, you hear the objection, "I hate selling."

I have learned that the statement is based on fear, of course, and I don't try to convince them otherwise.  I'm not in the convincing business.  I'm in the education business.

We all have to learn to face our fears in order to succeed.

The fact is that if a person says they hate selling and says nothing else, then they are right.  The business is simply not for them at this point, and that's fine.

There is a quote that is incredibly true - "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you are right." - Henry Ford

On the other hand, if a person tells me they don't like selling, and they say they would like to get better at it, then we have a basis to start from.  I have confidence in my company and the  product, of course, but ultimately I am promoting personal freedom.  That's the real deal.

I am working on my business part time as I still work full time, but I can supply you countless examples that have inspired me to pursue network marketing and the freedom it ultimately provides.  If one person can do this, legally and legitimately, then so can anybody else who makes up their mind.

The point of this blog post is that we all sell something every day, which includes selling ourselves to our employer on a daily basis if nothing else.  We love to share things with people when we are passionate about them, like movies, cars, tools, vacation spots, restaurants, and the list goes on.

So, think about this.  Why not learn to share something that will ultimately give you a residual income and you have made the other person's life better and yours as well.  Think about the day that could come when you decide how to run your day, instead of your day running you.

Every day.

Don't let a fear of selling, or any other fear, or a high level of skepticism make you miss an opportunity for real freedom in your life and the chance to help others develop freedom in their lives.

Since we all sell every day anyway, why not adjust your mindset, and learn to build a residual income with network marketing, to whatever level you choose.

A franchise will cost you thousands to get started.  You can start with network marketing for a few hundred, which makes it very low risk.  That may be unbelievable but it's also very true.

To build this, it's about finding the right people.  The reality is you will talk to alot of people in order to find the right people., and you have to think of it as interviewing people.  As you find the right people, you build the business.

It's a marathon, not a sprint, even though periodic sprints are involved.





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Thanks for reading and enjoy your day

Scott Moore

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Marketing is simply talking to people - Keith Davis, of Keith Davis Realty

Proverbs 4:23 - "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."

Keith Davis is a friend of mine who has been highly successful as a realtor in the Gadsden, Alabama area.  He sold me my house, as a matter of fact, and has been friends with my family for years.

I met him today and talked business for awhile, and a little bit of personal development.  We both talked about the importance of using our spare time wisely and Keith has certainly done that.

He made the statement that I used for the title of this blog post and it definitely simplifies marketing.  Marketing is simply talking to people.  We don't build a business otherwise.

We should be the same person online that we are offline, and it stands to reason that the more people we reach out to the easier it is to promote ourselves and what we are building.

Keith has worked hard to get where he is and the Lord has blessed him greatly, and I'm proud for him and for his success.  He loves what he does in the real estate business.  He was and is a natural at talking to people and connecting with them.

Marketing, the term itself, sounds complicated and expensive.  Granted, we typically get better results with paid marketing, but I have come to believe that paid marketing needs to be combined with simply connecting with people as we go about our day.

Both us as individuals and our business need to be a fit in order for somebody to join us.  I am in network marketing because of the big picture I have seen through all of my research and education on the profession.

 In order to have success, we simply need to market ourselves, or simply talk to people, or should I say, listen to people and find out what they want.




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Thanks for reading and have a good day

Scott Moore

256-504-7222 (text is best)


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Investing our time vs. spending our time

Proverbs 3:13-14
"Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold."

I don't remember the month or the year that I found personal development at this point.  My journey into this started the first time after reading Robert Kiyosaki for the first time while in Kansas.

I didn't get to finish the book that day but I have since.  The wheels were put into motion at the time.  What I remember the most still from that book was Robert's Rich Dad, his best friend's Dad, asking a simple question.

"Why climb the corporate ladder?  Why not own it?" - Rich Dad, Poor Dad

I had never even considered thinking like this until I read that, and I was really overwhelmed at that point.

Fast forward to Dave Ramsey, Ray Higdon, Todd Falcone, Jim Rohn, Eric Worre and others and I started seeing that I needed to invest my time into reading stuff that leaders put out.

I understood that my education should not have stopped after the two year degree that I finished, and I should go back and finish the 4 year degree I started.  But more than that, my thought patterns needed to change.

When I heard Robert Kiyosaki say that what we do with our spare time determines our wealth, my first thought was it can't be that simple.  And, I figured out that it didn't mean just picking up more overtime or another part time job since that money is finite.

You work a certain number of hours and you get paid for those hours.  You have no more money coming in once that particular money is gone, unless you work some more of course.

He was actually referring to building networks of people and building residual income and the best vehicle for that is network marketing.  With all my research over the past few years, network marketing is the better way to go.

It has gotten a bad name in too many circles over the years, but I would like to see that change.  Too many people have gone around saying that it's easy, which in some cases it is, but in many cases people have to face their fears and learn some better communication skills.




When people are willing to keep working at the profession of network marketing, they event ually figure out what works for them and then success finally comes. An education has to take place, just like everything else we do.

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Thanks for reading

Scott Moore

256-504-7222 (text is best)