7 Ways to Become Financially Wealthy

When I was growing up, it was all about going to college and getting a good job. I chose to have a career in education because I liked kids. It was all about the kids and it seemed rather noble to not make much money.

But then mid-life arrived, and it became more about having the financial resources to really improve my life and the lives of others.  I was weary of just making ends meet. In my quest for improved finances, I discovered seven ways to become financially wealthy:

  1. Inherit it
  2. Marry it
  3. Become a Professional Athlete or Hollywood Actor/Actress
  4. Become CEO of a major company
  5. Win the lottery
  6. Own your own company
  7. Leverage your money

At this stage of my life, I can rule out #1, #2 and #3. I’m definitely not going to inherit a huge trust fund, marry a millionaire, or sign on as a professional basketball player. (Only 1 in 160,000 people are ever paid money for sports.)

#4 and #5 probably aren’t in my future. GE and Time-Warner already have their future CEO’s in training. Plus, I’ve been in administration and it certainly comes with its share of headaches. I don’t buy lottery tickets, so I won’t be winning the lottery.

But there’s still #6 and #7.  Now we’re talking. Building a network marketing business combines the benefits of both.  The tax benefits alone for having a home business are real. Add the benefits of having a multi-level compensation plan, and you are positioned for success.

7 Ways to Become Financially Wealthy through Network Marketing

  1. Find a mentor who has experience and success in network marketing.
  2. Do your homework: Find a 5 pillar company. Know your Compensation Plan. Know your Policies & Procedures.
  3. Be self-disciplined. Little actions each day eventually result in big returns.
  4. Be patient. There’s a learning curve. Learning the tools of success takes times.
  5. Stay focused. Distractions can derail and discourage. Get back on track ASAP.
  6. Find a system that will help you find business partners.
  7. Continue to grow as a person through education, personal development. Readers are leaders.

To your success,

Margi Starr

Favorite Scriptures

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord…”  Jeremiah 29:11-14

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:2,3

I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring; and my blessing on your descendants. Isaiah 44:3b

No weapon forged against you will prevail,.. Isaiah 54:17

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give your the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. Psalm 42:1

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor. 13:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  2 Corinthians 4:7

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…Ephesians 3:20

Favorite Quotes

“If you love what you do and feel that it matters, how could anything be more fun?!”   Author unknown

“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Weak desire brings weak results.” Napoleon Hill

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” George Bernard Shaw

“The principles you live by create the world you live in; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world.” Blaine Lee

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” Mary Engelbreit

“Rest not! Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.” Johann W. von Goethe

“All that you need in order to have total happiness, fulfillment, and love in your life you already have right now, whoever you are, wherever you are.” Dr. Wayne Dyer

“The question of success is not will it?… Or even will there be… or even will it ever?… the question is… Will you?” Doug Firebaugh

Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.”  Robert Kiyosaki Author of  “Rich Dad – Poor Dad”

“Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of  today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” — Dale Carnegie.

Conquering Your Mt. Everest

Most of us are familiar with Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain peak, in Katmandu, Nepal. In 2001, two Americans reached the Everest summit. Sherman Bull, a 64-year-old physician from Connecticut, was the oldest climber to ever summit Mt. Everest. The other climber was Erik Weihenmayer, 32 years old, of Golden, Colorado. He was the first blind man to conquer the 29,035-foot peak.

Within each of us, there are obstacles that can seem as challenging as climbing Mt. Everest. Perhaps it is the need for more education to be able to seize that company promotion. Or perhaps it is to develop the relationship skills necessary to get along with the people we work with…or live with.

For many of us, our Mt. Everest is FEAR. Fear can paralyze us from being open to new opportunities of personal growth. As human beings, we resist the process of change. This condition of equilibrium, called homeostasis, is difficult to overcome. Even when we are miserable in a situation, we’ll work hard to keep things the same, simply to avoid change. However, just as a rocket ship can break through the atmospheric barrier, we too, can escape from those things that hold us back. In doing so, we experience tremendous personal and professional growth.

Perhaps it is time to take a thoughtful look at the Mt. Everest’s in your life. No matter if you are old or blind, when your intention is clear, the mechanisms will appear. There are ways to reach the summit no matter how great the obstacles…or the fear. What is holding you back from discovering ALL God has for you?

Are you ready? Let the following ideas get you started up that mountainside:

1.  Identify the Abundant Thinkers in your network of relationships. Intentionally build relationships with people, who like you, want to achieve their dreams. Synergy is created when like-minded people put their heads together!

2. Find an Accountability Buddy. This is someone who will hold you accountable to the daily/weekly activities that will cause you to stretch and grow. A good Accountability Buddy will not allow your excuses to derail you from your dreams.

3. Find a Coach or a Mentor. Take advantage of someone who can help you identify Who You Are, What You Want, and your Mt. Everest. A Coach or Mentor can help you devise an Action Plan that will move you out of your comfort zone into the land of possibilities!

It is said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. Insanity can look a lot of different ways, but it certainly cowering to FEAR, which then keeps us stuck from moving forward. Perhaps it’s time to explore who you are, what you want, and to overcome your Mt. Everest. You are worth it!

Your Success Mentor,
Margi Starr


How Step Aerobics is Like Network Marketing

I remember the day when I ventured into a step aerobics class with my two left feet.

People of every age and shape filled the room. Some were in baggy T-shirts and some were in new Nike gym wear.

The music began and I heard the instructor’s words, “Work at your own pace.”

We started by doing some warm up exercises. It was fun imitating all the other people in the room by doing the simple movements designed to get our arms and legs moving in rhythm.

“RIGHT BASIC!” called the instructor. The warm up was over and the pace of the class was accelerating.

“8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1!  Now LEFT BASIC!”

As the class went on I watched the people in the class who had obviously done this many times before. Suddenly my #1 goal was to not to fall flat on my face.

When my body began to fatigue, my brain felt like it was smeared with peanut butter. It was difficult to remember RIGHT and LEFT, let alone do the Samba or Charleston moves.  I had to glue my eyes on the instructor to do the more intricate step movements.

RIGHT-V.  TRAVEL LEFT.  NOW 6 HALF HOPS OVER THE TOP. There were times when I just started laughing because I knew I looked hilarious.

By the end of class I was exhausted, yet I’d managed to make it through to the end without falling flat on my face. Over the next several days I felt muscles that I hadn’t felt in a long time, a reminder of my 60 minutes in the gym.

Several days later when I returned to the gym, I felt like I belonged. A new circle of friends was developing in my life, with similar purpose and passion.

There are similarities between a step class and network marketing.

  • Find a trained, experienced instructor. She’ll know the basic instructions you’ll need to get you started on a path to success.
  • Imitate the leaders. Find out what they do and do the same. You will bring your own personality into it, but stay close to those who are experienced and successful.
  • Laugh! A good sense of humor helps to keep things in perspective. Don’t be afraid to laugh at your own mistakes. Those mistakes will help you move forward.
  • Expect sore muscles. Networking will definitely stretch you mentally and emotionally. As with anything new, learning curves can be a little unsettling at times.
  • The daily routines will eventually feel more natural with repetition. Soon you won’t feel like you have two left feet.
  • Treasure the relationships you build along the way.  Allow yourself the joy of knowing and accepting each one, no matter what their age or their shape…or if they have two left feet.

Your friend for life,

Margi Starr


Chapter 3–Faith

In Chapter 3 of Think and Grow Rich, the author gives the RECIPE for transforming a life of despair into a life of power. It is no accident that this is Chapter 3.

The Universe’s foundation is evidenced in 3’s:

  • the Father, Son, & Spirit;
  • animal, vegetable, mineral;
  • past, present, and future;
  • three lines are necessary to form a triangle;
  • And three dimensions are necessary to make a solid.

The 3 powerful emotions of faith, love, and sexuality, when blended together, become like a laser cutting through a cancerous tumor.  The extraordinary energy created by these 3 emotions together can penetrate through the subconscious mind, obliterating deep rooted strongholds that keep one in poverty.

The wise individual uses this Recipe to their advantage.  One can choose to allow negative thinking to pull other negativity into his life…

OR one can allow the natural positive vibrations of Faith, Love, and Sex to act as a giant magnet, drawing into his life that which is positive, purposeful, and powerful.

The power of FAITH is evidenced throughout the Scriptures. It is what made blind men see and the deaf to hear. It is what allowed men and woman throughout the ages to stand true when threatened by the mouths of lions.

FAITH spoken over and over again washes the brain of its default negativity just as mud is washed from a dirty cloth.  By intentionally feeding the mind with FAITH, even when it may still be unseen, the Recipe for success is nourished and will eventually bear its fruit.

To Your Success,

Margi Starr


Chapter 1–Thoughts Are Things

When I look into the mirror, what expression do I see written on my face?  Do I see complacency staring back at me? Or do I see intense determination to achieve financial freedom in my life?

Scarcity thinking has been my way of thinking for so many years that it still feels somewhat awkward to live my life from a new script. Financial scarcity is my default thinking pattern, robbing me of the joy of abundance. However, just as I can control my attitude, I can control my thoughts.

Awareness is only a first step. Without the next step, I stay stuck.

The next step is to intentionally declutter my mind from negative thinking. As I continue to feed my mind with nutritional thinking patterns, the scarcity thinking looses its death grip. Each hour of my day gives me opportunities to be truly grateful for what I now have and for the abundance that is coming to me. I choose to focus on the difference I will be able to make in the lives of my family. I think of a 2nd honeymoon that I will take with my husband of 28 years… the luxury vacations I’ll have with my children and grandchildren….and the difference I will make in the lives of others.

Today as I look into the mirror, I see staring back at me a woman who is grateful for what she has, knows exactly what she wants, and is rock-solid confident in what she’s creating financially for her family.

Your friend for life,

Margi Starr


Chapter 2–Desire

Several years ago I set a goal to climb PIKE’S PEAK, one of the 14,000 ft peaks in Colorado.  I worked out for 8 weeks to get physically and emotionally ready.

I walked in the morning. I walked at night. I climbed stairs. I took spinning classes. I had the INTENTION to climb Pike’s Peak and live to tell about it. Being a baby boomer made this goal more challenging perhaps, but I was determined.

The 13 mile trail to the top of Pike’s Peak was grueling. Although my legs kept me going mile after mile, the oxygen is thin at such high altitudes and I had to stop FREQUENTLY just to get my breath.

FREQUENTLY is really an understatement.

There were times I wanted to quit. There were times I actually wanted to lay down on the trail and close my eyes forever, but my son & daughter who were with me, wouldn’t let me quit. At one point I actually took the hand of one of our fellow hikers, and his energy kept me moving forward.

Napoleon Hill calls it DESIRE in Think & Grow Rich Chap 2. I prefer the word INTENTION. Each day during my training I had rehearsed in my mind what it was going to be like to reach the top of that mountain. That mountain was with me day and night and caused me to stay focused.  Many people told me I couldn’t do it. Some people laughed at me. That made my INTENTION really clear.

I reached a point going up that mountain when there was no other option but to reach the summit. There was no retreat. Dark clouds were rolling in overhead and I had to keep my feet moving. It’s amazing how INTENTION intensifies when you fear a bolt of lightning.

Hour after hour I was looking down at my feet willing them to keep moving.  I was totally surprised to hear my son say, “Everyone step back and let Mom be the first on the summit.”

The final steps were totally effortless. I felt like something was lifting me up…it was that easy…and instead of looking at rock, I was looking at open sky. It took me 7 hr and 10 min….but my clear INTENTION had taken me to top of that mountain.

Now my INTENTION is to create royalty income so that I can have more choices in life.  Instead of hikers helping me up the mountain, I now have my mastermind groups.  I feel their energy and support as I follow Hill’s recipe for acquiring financial freedom.  In my mind, I’m already at the summit.

To your success,

Margi Starr


Thoughts from Pensacola Beach

Yesterday I walked barefooted on the sugar-white sandy beaches of Pensacola, Florida.

I have wonderful memories there playing in the sand and sun with family. The gulf breezes, the colorful T-shirt shops, and the tasty fish sandwiches at Flounders awaken my senses. I love this place.

And yet offshore, there lurks a monster that threatens the way of life for this vacation wonderland.

Millions of barrels of oil are spewing from a broken pipe line miles away. As the clock ticks, the black monster is silently making its way to the sugar-white beaches. Sometimes it teases by slowing down its journey and slightly shifts its path.

But despite the efforts of man, the tentacles of this fearful enemy, continues on its course of destruction.

As I stood on the beach looking out at the horizon, I felt helpless. Like a mouse standing before a giant elephant, I am defenseless against this black oily monster.

I can’t control the devastation that this will cause.

Each day I am faced with things that distract me. Oil spills are just one of them.

I wake up to the news of a loved one stricken with cancer… Or a young family breaking apart… Or the stock market plummeting.

There are lots of oil spills around me. They just look different.

The one thing, however, that I CAN control is ME.  My focus, my thoughts, my attitudes.

I have the CHOICE to focus on that which is horrible or that which is wonderful.

I look at the horizon and see the sun still rising in the east. I believe in faith, hope, and love.

I control what things consume my mind, heart, and energy.

Whatever I am THINKING…is what I ATTRACT…and is what I BECOME.

To your success,

Chapter 4–What If You Want to Change the Way You THINK?

Conscious and subconscious thoughts originate deep within the mystery of the human mind. Both are critical to our survival and to determining the way we live our lives.

The brain enables us to solve problems, such as balancing our checkbooks. When faced with a simple math calculation, our conscious mind leaps into action, recalling math facts from 3rd grade.

The subconscious mind never sleeps. It is making nearly all of our decisions for us based on our past experiences, many of which are rooted in our childhoods. Over the years the subconscious takes over more and more of our decisions. It’s like we go on autopilot.

In many ways that serves us. Our conscious minds are freed from making every single decision. Yet, because the subconscious mind is so powerful, it becomes our default. And we’re not even aware of it.

So what happens when we want to change the way we live? How do we switch from living a life of poverty to a life of abundance?

It is through the repeated practice of autosuggestion wherein we have the capability to rewire the subconscious mind. Fully engaging our emotions and five senses is crucial in this formula. Simply repeating sentences like a magical spell does NOT work.

Educators know that for children to learn, their emotions must be involved in that process. When learning is an enjoyable experience, children have fun and learning takes place.

Similarly, by consistent repetition of our specific desires, we are able to recircuit the brain’s wiring system. When our feelings are fully engaged, the subconscious is able to be reprogrammed. And since the subconscious mind doesn’t recognize what is present or future, we can literally trick our minds into thinking that what we desire has already been achieved.

Any woman who has experienced a natural childbirth can tell you exactly what her labor and delivery were like.  Every moment is seared into her brain cells because her emotions were so fully engaged in that process. Similarly, we have to sear into our brains a new message of wealth and abundance.

You friend for life,

Margi Starr