Before we discuss pricing, let’s first talk about costs.

Not the cost of joining the group – but the cost of NOT joining the group.

It was not that long ago that CJ Rhoads was in a pickle.  She had just started her fourth company, but the economic times were not the same as when she had started her first company, Computer Educational Services.  When she started her first company, she never had to learn to sell – people were so desperate to learn about computers that her phone rang with hardly any effort on her part.

But 2001 was very different; the phone wasn’t ringing.  She started her fourth company (ETM Associates, Inc.)  in the depths of the recession caused by the dot-com crash.  No one was interested in technology consulting.  And she didn’t really know how to sell.  She made proposal after proposal after proposal – but few were biting.  She was scraping by on about $40k in business, but she needed much more to pay her fixed costs.

She sought the help of a few trusted successful consultant friends to help her figure out what she was doing wrong.   One asked her how she was finding pain.  “Pain?” she responded.  “What do you mean by pain?”  Basically she was told to get-thee-to-a-sales-coach.

She looked for one, but the price was high.  $6600 for a year of coaching.  She was out – completely out – of money, so she didn’t even have the $550 she needed for the first month.  But she knew that if things didn’t turn around she was going to go bankrupt and would have to close anyway, so she took a deep breath and put the cost on her credit card.

Within 2 months she doubled her business.  Within 3 months she tripled it.  Within 4 she quadrupled it.

The moral of the story is that we can either invest in ourselves, invest in our future, or we can say that it costs too much and in the end, perhaps lose everything.  No one can promise that you will have the success that others in the group have.  CJ was one of the few who got much more out of joining that group than she put into it.  She paid attention.  She actually made the changes necessary to be successful.  Not everyone did.

It will do you no good at all to join this group if your goal is to keep doing things the same way you’ve always done them.  Save your money.  You won’t get anything out of it.

But if you KNOW that you could be farther on your road to prosperity if you just knew a little more about how to get there, then this is the group for you.  Here you will find out what works, and what doesn’t work.  You will get the support you need, the kick in the pants you sometimes deserve, the knowledge and the network you need to succeed.

So what is the cost of not joining?  What is the cost of continuing to do what you’ve always done?  What is the cost of the status quo?  What will your life be like in 2 years? 5 years? 10 years?

Now consider the potential return on your investment.  CJ’s one year return on that $6600 investment was over 2500%, but her lifetime return was priceless.  What she learned from that coach (who is now a member of this group) was enough to set her up for life.  The knowledge and experience she gained got her to a very successful place (despite being struck down due to injuries from a car accident a year later, losing everything, and having to crawl back up from the depths of despair all over again).

If you join, you will gain the benefit of the knowledge, experience, and straightforward advice from the whole group. You will make better decisions – decisions that will improve your business, your career; your life itself.  Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you willing to undergo an objective and truthful assessment of your capabilities?
  • Are you able to learn from others?
  • Are you able to face the brutal facts about the economy, about yourself, and about your customers and clients?
  • Are you dedicated to the long-term future of your business?
  • Are you committed to doing whatever it takes to become and leader and gain health and prosperity?

You will only gain if you put effort into it.  But if you are willing to put in the effort, if you are motivated to make the changes you need to make in order to succeed, if you  truly want to improve your life, increase your business, and go faster and farther than you ever thought possible while traveling on your road to prosperity, then you should seriously consider joining our group.

Vistage, a similar networking group for CEOs Executives, or  business owners  of already-successful companies, charges enrollment fees from $800-$2,250 in addition to monthly membership dues from  $660-$1,250 per month.  You are required to attend weekly meetings, and monthly all-day workshops.  It is well worth the investment, and I know of many really outstanding Vistage groups if you are interested in a face-to-face meeting, can afford the fees, and meet their membership requirements.

Entrepreneurs Traveling to Prosperity meets virtually (through Google Hangouts and/or Skype) once a week.  Members also get a weekly lesson through blogs and/or videos from Dr. CJ Rhoads.  They also get a monthly webcast from a guest speaker.  Additionally, they will receive in the mail one of the books from the series The Entrepreneur’s Guide To… which covers different topics that are essential for entrepreneurs to know.  By the end of the year, all of the books will have been covered in detail, dealing with everything from sales and marketing to understanding finances and developing leadership skills.   For all of this, the monetary investment is… <click here>

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