Earth Month 2012
Friday Power Story
Sure, some people are making it work and the business has really changed the lives of lots of people right in your state. But you havent really seen any great results yet. Maybe the two or three people you thought would be interested in getting involved all took a pass. Besides, you are kind of busy in September: the kids are going back to school, it’s football season, your “real” job is starting to get busy, and (enter any one of a thousand excuses here).
But stop for a second and try to remember why you signed up as an Associate in the first place. What has changed from that moment that you said to yourself, "Hmmm, this makes great sense; this is a no-brainer. The product is free to sign up with, it’s green and folks use it every day. I know that hundreds of thousands of people all around me will soon choose Viridian once they understand how it all works. And regular people that are no smarter than me are already making tens of thousands of dollars a month in residual income. Heck, I can do that!"
So, what's changed?
If you haven’t yet signed up for Power UP!, one reason may be fear. There might be a level of fear somewhere deep inside you; fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, maybe even a fear of success. Is it possible youre afraid of making a serious residual income and having people look at you differently? Maybe you think your neighbors will judge you when they learn that you only work part-time, take long vacations, drive your kids to school every day or volunteer at your favorite charities, all while making more money than they do for something you built last year?
All I can say is that my family—and all the families of the Executive Directors and above—are thankful we didn't have any of these fears.
What I can tell you with absolute certainty is that if you do not attend PowerUP!, then you are kidding yourself about your Viridian business and the financial freedom you say you want. How could you pass on the chance to attend and give yourself the very best chance to succeed? If you just borrowed $500,000 to buy a Dunkin' Donuts franchise and there was an annual convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, that was offering to show you all you needed to know to succeed, you would certainly be there. So why is this any different? Except that you’re not out a half-million dollars?
This Viridian business is many times more powerful than any "brick and mortar franchise" you could ever consider. Viridian equals more money, less headaches and real residual income.
My advice? Unless you're getting married or you have some serious religious obligations on Sept. 21, 22 and 23, you really need to be at PowerUP!
By the way, it’s a lot of fun, too. You’ll meet great people, laugh harder than you have in some time and become a bigger and better person, all while learning about our great future together.
If you are already committed to going, congratulations. But going there alone is not as powerful as bringing your current and future team members along. The more of your people that "see" this Viridian opportunity for what it really is, the bigger and better you—and your business—will become. The best promoter wins.
Power UP! has been the turning point for every successful Viridian Associate. How can you afford not to be there?
Summer might be winding down, but things will be heating up at the US Open Tennis Championships, and Viridian will have a hand in creating game magic through an exciting behind-the-scenes effort.
For the first time ever, Viridian will take its carbon offset program—established in January 2012—to an outside organization as it has purchased carbon offsets for all tennis players who travel to the games in Flushing Meadows, New York.
“With this decision, we are publicly demonstrating Viridian’s commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Michael Fallquist, Viridian Founder & CEO.
For its US Open initiative, Viridian has purchased 455 metric tons of carbon offsets to cover the 2.2 million miles of player travel (air and local). That’s equivalent to:
This exciting opportunity kicked off on Aug. 27 with the opening of the US Open. To learn more about the initiative and about the process of purchasing carbon offsets, read our US Open Carbon Offset Fact Sheet.
Designed to become an integral training tool to shed light on Viridian’s ongoing sustainability efforts, the fact sheet details “what is a carbon offset” and illustrates how the process works.
When a company buys an offset, it helps fund projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Offsets can support various projects such as creation of renewable energy facilities, forestry projects and waste diversion. In other words, carbon offsets pay to help reduce global GHGs.
When it comes to distinguishing itself in the marketplace, Viridian’s carbon offset program is a defining characteristic of the company. Specifically, the program speaks to Viridian’s first pillar of sustainability, “Products and Practices,” as it drives home the message that Viridian is committed to reducing our own corporate carbon footprint while educating consumers about the importance of reducing atmospheric GHGs.