It’s all over now in Macau, China, as Manny Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight title in a romp over a game but severely overmatched challenger, Chris Algieri. The Long Island native’s “Rocky” story came up against grim reality, as he tasted the canvas six times over the course of the fight.
With limited punching power, Algieri attempted to follow a similar strategy as the one that took him to victory last June against Ruslan Provodnikov, mixing defensive movement with a busy jab and straight-right combinations.
But Pacquiao showed that he is at an entirely different level than Provodnikov. Algieri ultimately had no answer for Pac-Man’s aggressive speed and dizzying use of angles.
Somehow Algieri managed to last the distance against the superstar. Still, the fight was nearly as one-sided as possible.
Judges Levi Martinez and Patrick Morley scored the fight 119-103 for Pacquiao. Michael Pernick had it a complete shutout at 120-102.
Given the inexperience and obscurity of Algieri, I’m not sure how much of a bump Pacquiao’s stock will take from the win. However, he looked as quick and sharp as ever. He maintained a very active work rate and finished strong.
Social Media Opens Doors – Don’t Let Them Slam in Your Face!
When it comes to business, social networks are an amazing communication tool. They connect new relationships and re-kindle the old. They facilitate conversation, help organize events, and spread information. They can even be a great place to promote your business… when you do it correctly!
If you’re active on a social network, such as Facebook, you may know a person who uses it to SPAM their business promotions. They push their products, invite you to countless events, pretend to be genuine, and simply plug your feed with endless promotional JUNK until you’re compelled to unfollow or defriend them.
Because some of our article writers are involved with affiliate or network marketing, we want to share some insight on the best practices.
So, how do you know when your social network promotion is pushing the limit? Easy.
Here are 3 people you DON’T want to become.
The “Get Rich Quick” Girl – This young lady joined a network marketing business because she wanted to be a stay at home mom and make quick, easy money while doing it. She doesn’t have business experience, but her brand ambassador assured her it would be simple. She primarily uses Facebook to promote her products, and her posts sound more like a PLEA than a quality pitch. A supportive friend asked for product information and she simply led them to a website to answer their questions. She mysteriously stopped selling after 6 months.
Lesson: Network marketing isn’t a “get rich quick” solution. It requires dedication and hard work. If you’re going to sell a product, know your product! Compare it to a person who goes to work, but doesn’t know how to do their job. They won’t have a paycheck for long!
The Cult Recruiter – This person knows they need to get others on board in order to succeed. He spends hours sending messages to everybody on his friend lists. He tags people in all of his posts about the product. Slowly you start seeing more people you know joining his “cult.” He continues to push the “cool factor” and makes it seem like everybody is joining. Ultimately, he dedicates too much time to recruiting his clique and everything falls apart because the product was a failure. He loses friends in the process.
Lesson: Don’t be a bully. Be sure people join for the right reasons. Running a network marketing business shouldn’t be something you lose friends over because of the false promises you made. Make sure you BELIEVE in your product!
Miss Insincere – She fills your news feed with product testimonials that were copied from others in her network marketing circle. She posts terrible quality graphics and photographs that she found in an image search of her company name. Her posts are obnoxiously long and you wonder: Does anybody actually read all of this?
Lesson: Be genuine in your Facebook posting. People will know if you took the time to compose the post. They will know if you simply plugged in images from others in your niche. Don’t write a novel. Do be short, sweet and sincere.
To Recap Our Points:
1. Be dedicated and ready to work hard.
2. Know your product inside and out.
3. Believe in your product.
4. Don’t make false promises to recruit others.
5. Be genuine in your efforts.
6. Don’t SPAM your social circle.
Follow these principles and you’re on the right track to build a successful affiliate or a network marketing business for the right reasons!
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13
These people were saved from danger by the power of prayer alone!
A huge twister or tornado was about to hit a small village in the Philippines when the people gathered together and started praying. What will happen next will shock you!
As seen in the video, the twister is just a few kilometers from them and they have no other option but to evacuate the place, but they decided to stay! Instead of panicking, they sticked together, prayed hard and put all their faith in God.
You can hear from the video a man shouting his prayers in tongue and keeps on shouting, “Hallelujah! In Jesus Name!” Slowly, the twister was moving away until it was completely gone! Glory be to God!
When the tornado was completely gone, you will see the villagers shouting for joy and praising the Lord! Truly, nothing is more powerful than the power of prayer.
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In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her.
Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.