Friday, November 10, 2006


I've decided to step out of my comfort zone and host a F.R.E.E. conference call for Send Out Cards.

You can see my post here

It will be held Saturday 11/18 at 2 PM CST

Call in # is 319 256 0500 pin 427792#

*PLEASE* RSVP at if you're coming!

see for more information.

Brad "The Abundant One" Pollina
(314) 485-4528
Come learn how I now leverage my time and enjoy optimization.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Consistency is the key

So what did you do today?

Each and every weekday I do the following:

1) Call 5 new leads from here
2) Send each contact an email letting them know a postcard is in the mail.
3) Actually mail my voicemails and ring no answers a postcard.
4) For those I reach live, I confirm the address and send my 16 page booklet available here
5) I then set a followup phone call for 1 week.

Once all that is done I then recall those I mailed last week, so on Mondays I call the postcards that went out Last Monday for example.

This may not sound like much, but two things I do are different:

1) I actually CALL those I email
2) I also send them a REAL post card.

Most people load up an autoresponder with 2,000+ purchased names and broadcast out, hoping for a 1-2% response rate to a page that sells them something directly.

WE are different!

We focus on getting to know the people we contact and giving them access to F.R.E.E. content along the way like MP3s, e-books and conference calls.

Remember it is much better to give first than to get.

Brad "The Abundant One" Pollina
(314) 485-4528
Come learn how I now leverage my time and enjoy optimization.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


I came across this on one of my ezines and thought I'd share it.

(author unknown)

Within the United States of America lies a large industrial city that is the sight of one of the world's largest slave labor camps.

Located in and around the center of this city are community settlements where the slaves live.

Each morning the slaves move herd-like from their quarters into the slave labor camps.

Each one is at his or her station by 7:30 AM. Here they report to their master for the day's duties. And here they remain chained until 5:00 PM when they're released to go home.

The slaves have no choice as to how many hours they must labor. Sometimes they are required to work overtime until their master tells them they may leave and go home.

Each year the slaves are told when to take their vacations, for how long, and when they must return.

They have little choice as to how much money they earn as they are paid not what they are worth, but what the job is worth.

They are allowed very little time for lunch and coffee breaks during the labor hours.

The slaves will remain in their chains in great fear because the master can punish them with the "firing" or "layoff" whip.

It is said that even some of the older slaves who have been good and faithful have felt the sting of the whip.

Day by day, year-by-year, the slaves toil and grow older until the master decides it is time to release them to the retirement camps where they're forced to sit idle and wait for death.

It's a well-known fact that the old slaves who try to keep working are sometimes whipped with a "stop-their-pension"

I know these slave camps exist for I once was a slave.

But now I am a free man who lives among the slaves.

The reason I am free is because I am in business for myself as a Network Marketer.

Yes, I am truly free!

I arise in the morning called for by my schedule!

I decide my own hours!

I can even sleep in late while the slaves are at work!

I can vacation when, where, and for how long I please!

I'm free to take my coffee break and lunch when I decide!

And of course, I can decide my own paycheck because I am not a slave!

I can choose to work when and where I please and with whom I please!

I'm free to stay in the city for as long as I want, or to move on to greener pastures if I decide to!

I've seen many slaves sadly pack their belongings to leave their city in search of a new master, but it is always the same.

There is however, a ray of hope for the slave.

He or she can buy their own freedom.

The cost is not high, yet it seems high to those who do not have the courage to pay the price.

What is the price?

One must be willing to be their own master.


Brad "The Abundant One" Pollina
(314) 485-4528
Come learn how I now leverage my time and enjoy optimization.

Monday, November 06, 2006

What did you do this weekend?

So what did you do this weekend?

Me? Well it was a busy weekend indeed.

On Saturday I took the kids to the Libary where we checked out a few books, videos and also stopped to see an Affrican dance presentation. My daughter Marissa actually won the raffle and received a shaker ball called a shakaray.

I then went to do a mystery shop at the Argosy Casino in Alton, IL. I got paid $50 to spend 2 hours there collecting the name, time, and whether or not the worker I encountered made eye contact with me, greeted me, and gave a parting comment (28 interactions). Not bad for 2 hours of work!

Lastly, my daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at our Church's Father/Daughter banquet! This was our 4th annual event, and every year it sells out!

On Sunday I spent the day with the family at Church.

My wife and I sing in the Church Choir at First Christian Church of Florissant and our kids are taught by the wonderful volunteer teachers. If you're ever in the Florissant, MO area and need a place to worship, come worship with us! We just opened up a brand new Worship Center that went from seating 400 people to over 1,200! It is absolutely AWESOME! Come check us out!

Brad "The Abundant One" Pollina
(314) 485-4528
Come learn how I now leverage my time and enjoy optimization.

Are you on Ryze yet?

Are you on Ryze yet?

I am on several different communities on Ryze including MLM For Serious Networkers , Send Out Cards, Men Working from Home, and Heart of Parenting.

On Ryze you can meet all different types of people and learn quite a bit.

I just happened to post an idea on one of the boards and one lady ended up contacting me for more information! I called her yesterday (Sunday) and gave her a demonstration of Send Out Cards that evening. She liked it a lot but wants to see the quality of the card first. As I always do, I sent her a "thank you" card which should arrive mid week. We agreed to follow up next Sunday.

Cost to get this lead? Only my TIME.

How about you? Are YOU on Ryze?

Comments welcome.
Brad "The Abundant One" Pollina
(314) 485-4528
Come learn how I now leverage my time and enjoy optimization.