Archive for October, 2009

Who Else Wants To Be Part Of The GVO “Family”?

Many years ago, when  my husband was learning to fly a helicopter, we lived for a while in a trailer park in Springfield, Missouri.

The people there were very friendly towards us, and until we actually bought a car, complete strangers frequently offered us lifts with our groceries, all neatly packed in brown paper bags.

It was a novel experience.

Life  in USA was, and still is, very different from that in rural England, where generally speaking, we are much more reserved.

Whilst we were there,  we were introduced to a network marketing/mlm opportunity called Amway.  We’d never heard of it, but Larry, one of the students at the school was involved with it through his parents.

He invited us to go round to visit them.

They lived in an amazing house, drove expensive cars and frequently went on lavish holidays and cruises, all paid for from the monthly commission bonuses this mlm company provided.

They convinced us, we could do it too when we got back to UK, and naievely we believed them.

We were told, you simply had to show and tell.

The products then were mostly household, such as detergent, window  cleaner, etc.,  and I have to say they were very, very good.  The problem was at that time, no-one was used to using concentrated anything. 

We practiced our pitch on friends and family, (that “warm market” network marketers are told to approach), but when we presented a very small box of  concentrated detergent costing far more than the huge box they were used to, scepticism kicked in.

Even when we pointed out the money they’d save because they wouldn’t have to use so much, so wouldn’t have to keep buying the big, heavy boxes of their normal brand, they were still suspicious.

I don’t blame them.

After all, people  like to buy.  They don’t like to be sold to, even by someone they’ve known for years. 

Also,once people realise you have a vested interest in what you’re promoting, no matter how good it is, the recommendation sounds a bit hollow.

They probably felt “used”.

Anyway, the Amway venture never took off for us.  We loved the products,  but hated the whole concept of “selling” and “recruiting”.

However,  there’s no question in order to be succesful in network marketing/mlm opportunities, you need to leverage the efforts of others.

The more people you get below you, the better.

Then, came the whole “Pyramid scheme” issue, and network and mlm marketing got a very bad press.  There’s a big difference between a Pyramid and a legitimate business though, as Tim Sales explains –

So, why am I telling  you this?

Well, I’m part of the GoGVO “family”, (I know – it sounds a bit like the mafia doesn’t it?), and I’d like to invite you to be a part of it too.


Because like Amway back then, the products are brilliant.

They’re affordable, and incredibly powerful, plus you get great training and advice on how to use them for ANY business you’re in, as well as the opportunity to benefit from the in-built 2 x 10 mlm matrix,- IF you want to.

Don’t worry if you’ve no idea what that is, because there are plenty of very knowledgeable people already in GVO who’ll explain it.


So is this a sales pitch?

Well, that depends on your perception. 

If you think by telling you about the newly revamped GVO  which could see you having a powerful internet presence (even if you’ve no interest in the mlm opportunity) for as little as $1.50 per day, then I’m pitching to you.

On the other hand, you could consider it a recommendation.

You can check out the GVO page on this site to see what’s included in the price, but briefly, apart from the unlimited domain hosting in GVO’s  state of the art data center, the Titanium package, provides –
1. A pro auto responder service like aweber
2. Unlimited Video Hosting and creation tools
3. A full lead capture and prospecting system
4. A VoIP conference room like Webex
5. Master resell rights to their amazing software – competition witness

Is it mlm? –  Yes, if you want it to be
Is it legitimate? – Yes
Do you get a product?  – Yes – lots!
Do you get training? – Yes – lots!

So,you can see why I want you to be part of the “GVO family”, can’t you, or maybe, you’re just feeling “used”?

Which ever way you’re feeling, at least you now know about it and IF you want to check it out you can get a $1 fourteen day trial here >>>>

Jean Shaw

Do You Want To Join The League Of Extraordinary Minds?

I must admit I find it extraordinary  how the actions of a few experts can change the minds of so many others.

When I first discovered the Internet,  trying to get free information on how things worked, was like pulling hens teeth.

No-one gave anything away.

There were plenty of e-book informational products to buy, which promised much,but generally delivered little, at least for me.  It wasn’t necessarily because they weren’t any good, but simply because they only either completed a very small part of the big puzzle, or I just wasn’t prepared for them at the time.

Many of my “must have” bargains, sit unread and unused on my shelves,  or are lost deep in the depths of my computer.

It took me a long time to realise there’s a process you need to follow, and it’s pointless buying “stuff” unless you can use it straight away. 

It’s a bit like building a house really.  You have to start with a plan, lay the foundations and work your way up to the roof,before fitting the electrics, plumbing, carpentry, etc.

Each step follows on from the next.

It’s a learning process. We all go through it and, hopefully, learn from our mistakes.


Of course, it’s much easier and cheaper to learn from the mistakes and expertise of others,so what would you say if I told you over fifty of the most well known, influential, respected, business and marketing authorities in the world were about to open their minds, and spill the beans on what’s helped shape their fortunes, plus those of billion dollar companies like Microsoft, Google, Coca Cola, Proctor and Gamble and many others?

Come on , you can admit it, you’d say,  “How much does it cost?”

I did.

So, I couldn’t believe it when they said it was FREE!  There must be a catch I thought, but then I realised ever since Eben Pagan (at least I think it was him), “moved the free line”, every expert and his dog seems to have been falling over themselves to clear their minds and hand out some extraordinary free information.

Anyway, I’m not complaining.  Just wish they’d done it sooner!

Somehow, Jay Abraham and Rich Schefren, both “gurus” in their own right, have persuaded people like Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, Michael Gerber, Brian Tracy and a host of others to address the biggest problems “we” face as internet and network marketing wannabies.

For the next six weeks, there’s a chance to sit in on some in-depth FREE mastermind training from what must be the foremost experts on marketing and business building, but if you’re prepared to hand over a bit of money, you can have recordings of the sessions, so you don’t have to take copious notes.

This amazing League Of Extraordinary Minds opportunity begins 29th October, and for the next six weeks will apparently cover just about everything you can think of from mindset to system tools, marketing to local and government regulations, trademarks to financial planning.

It sounds awesome.

If you’ve any interest at all in developing your business,or just improving yourself as a person, I highly recommend you join  me this Thursday to listen  to the Master of Influence himself – Mr Tony Robbins, when he kicks  off  The League Of Extraordinary Minds.

You can register for the sessions here –  but you’d better do it quickly so you don’t miss any.

To your success.

Jean Shaw

Jean Shaw

Unquestionably, we’re  all different,  and in the wee small hours of this morning when I should have been in bed, I listened to Jerry Meyer on one of his famous GVO Monday Mindset trainings,  discuss the four different personality types, which make us unique.

Knowing  how to identify these personalities can help you communicate with people, which ultimately, could benefit your business and/or social life.

Anyway, provided I wasn’t too tired to take in the information, it appears we all possess traits of either an Analytic, A Driver, an Amiable or an Expressive personality.

The Analytical and Driver types are attached to logic, whereas the Amiable and Expressive make emotional decisions based on their feelings.

Another difference is The Analytical and Amiable types tend to be introverts, whereas the Driver and Expressive are more extovert.

To delve a bit further, it seems the Analytical personality likes things to be very precise.  They dot the i’s, cross the t’s, tend to be a bit cautious, reserved, and appear somewhat serious.

The Driver on the other hand likes to be confronted and takes charge.  Very assured, this personality listens to what needs doing and gets things done.

I’m an Amiable.   I like to help people, would never hurt anyone or let people know they’ve hurt me.  Friendly and loyal, the amiable person moves at a slower pace, but is very kind.

Finally, the Expressive, who certainly doesn’t hang around.  Full of energy, this personality  is nurturing, likes to party and is very effective  in business.

So, which one are you?

Jean Shaw

To find out more about GVO and the free training click here

15 Cancer Warning Symptoms Women Shouldn’t Ignore

Today I went to the doctors for one of those  quite right” things which ought to be checked out.

Anyway, I was wondering how I could write about the experience so it would be beneficial to anyone reading it, when I opened up my e-mails and there in my in-box was a message from a friend. She told me to read it , laugh at it, and pass on.

Problem solved!

So here it is –

The Facecloth
I was due for a cancer smear with the doctor later in the week. Early one morning, I received a call from the doctor’s office to tell me that I had  been rescheduled for that morning at 9:30 am.

I had only just packed everyone off to work and school, and it was already around 8:45 am. The trip to his office took about 35 minutes,  so I didn’t have any time to spare.

As most women do, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn’t going to be able to make the full effort.

So, I rushed upstairs, threw off my pyjamas, wet the  facecloth  that was sitting next to the sink, and gave myself a quick wash  in that area to make sure I was at least presentable.

I threw the facecloth in the clothes basket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car and raced to my appointment.

I was in the waiting room for only  a few minutes when I was called in.

Knowing the procedure, as I’m sure you do, I hopped up on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended that I was in Paris or some other place a million miles away.

I was a little surprised when the doctor said,

‘My, we have made an extra effort this morning, haven’t we?’

I didn’t respond.

After the appointment, I heaved a sigh of relief and went home. The rest of the day was normal – some shopping,  cleaning, and cooking.

After school when my 7 year old daughter was playing, she called out from the bathroom,

‘Mummy, where’s my facecloth?’

I told her to get another one from the cupboard.

She replied,

‘No, I need the one that was here by the sink, it had all my glitter saved inside it.’

I am NEVER going back to that doctor – ever!

Now you’ve had a laugh, let’s get serious.

Whilst we all knowCancer rates are on the rise, and women are more likely to go to the doctor if they suspect  something is amiss, some people mistakenly believe, Cancer only affects the older generation.

Not so.

Click here to discover 15 Cancer warning signs women shouldn’t ignore,  whatever their age.

Take care.

Jean Shaw

Dust If You Must Poem – A Lesson In Life

Last week a beautiful lady died of Cancer.

Her name was Kim.

I knew her over twenty years ago when I lived in Brunie, and remember her as being a slim, attractive, thoughtful, kind, caring and creative woman with long straight dark hair.

Kim came from Hong Kong and was an inoffensive person, liked by everyone.  When I left the small oil rich state, she gave me a wooden junk ship. She told me it was a symbol of good luck.

I’ve never forgotten.

The junk has followed me in all my travels and now sits on top of the display cabinet in the lounge. It’s difficult to clean and collects dust, which is why it’s up high. 

Although it’s a dust trap, I’ve never been tempted to part with it, and now, more than ever, I’ve more reason to hang on to the  ship and the memories.

Kim  was far too young to die, and her death serves as a timely reminder to live life as if each day is your last.

Eventually, it will be.

Here’s a poem written by someone very wise, which sums it up very nicely.

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t  it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there’s not much time
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and a life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there,
With the sun in your eyes and the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain
This day will not come around again

Dust if you must, but bear in mind
Old age will come and it won’t be kind
And when you go, and go you must,
You, yourself, will make more dust!

Always make  time for what’s important in YOUR life.

Take care.

Jean Shaw


GVO Launch – Shaving Heads And Saving Money

Before GVO launched earlier this week, with it’s huge KABOOM, Joel Therien and Mikey P, asked whether they should shave their head for charity.

It was a nice idea, and a great way to get people to tune in to the launch of GVO, which provides dedicated  hosting and powerful essential marketing tools.

Hair is a one of those things people are never really satisfied with.  I’ve yet to meet anyone who likes their own.
However, everyone seems  to like to  have some.

Mine is changing as I age, both in texture and colour.  I’ve given up trying to hold back the grey.  Apart from the fact MOST hair colorings contain synthetic toxic chemicals which you don’t want seeping into your scalp, or skin, I just feel it’s about time I accepted myself as I am.

What’s wrong with growing old(er) naturally?

I know, for many though, it’s a confidence thing.   Certainly if your hair looks nice, you feel better, and it’s not just women who face insecurites based on their appearance.  You only have to look at the hair products  available for men to see what I mean.

Some people spend a fortune on their hair.

However, going grey is nothing compared to going bald.

Many years ago I worked with two fantastic ladies.  Both were very overweight, and apparently had a “thyroid problem”.  They also had a hair problem, but both were very different.  One had far too much  and in the wrong places, and the other, suffered from alopecia. Her hair was very thin and patchy.

In both cases, their hair situation caused them considerable embarrassment, hampered their social lives and I suspect, turned them both into comfort eaters. 

Chocolate can be a wonderful pick-you-up!

Men, too, get embarrassed about their hair.  The males in my husband’s family are “follically challenged”. It must be generic, because all of them have the same hair line and either lost, or are losing  their hair early.

My father-in-law says, “Moss doesn’t grow on a busy highway”, but as I jokingly point out to him, “it doesn’t grow on concrete either!”

Personally, I see nothing wrong with a bald or shaved head, at any age, and it’s becoming increasingly popular with “celebrities”. Many have earned a small fortune from their smooth scalps, but of course, there’s a big difference between someone going bald through choice, and those  resulting from a medical condition or intervention.

Whilst, a good head of hair may be considered very attractive, it’s certainly what’s inside that counts.

Let’s all remember that.

Clearly, anyone who shaves their head for charity is worthy of mention though, so well done  anyone who’s ever done it.  Of course, not only is it a good way to raise money, but save it too.


Well, just think how much money you’d save on hair products!

Does hair loss affect you?


Jean Shaw


GVO – Why Jean Shaw Wrote A Press Release Today

Yet again I’ve  stepped out of  my comfort zone and done something  successful marketers do – issued a Press Release.

What a weird experience – at least it was for me.

I’ve never done it before, mainly because I never thought I had anything interesting to say, but since I’ve just won a signed GVO tee-shirt, and GVO is launching TODAY, it seemed the appropriate time.

Of course, I can’t really see anyone  being interested in my tee-shirt, no WIFM (what’s in it for me) in that, but one of the tips to successful press releases (apparently)  is to make it timely.

As 20 October, 2009 is the day GVO are expected to make internet marketing  history, I couldn’t have chosen a better time to get my feet wet, could I?

Now, I like writing, or at least I seem to be able to string a few sentences together without too much difficulty, but I like to do it as if I’m talking to someone face to face. 

You don’t do that with press releases.

Instead you find an angle and then talk as if you’re a reporter.  It meant I found myself talking about myself – weird.

I remember many years ago when I was first trying to help my youngest son who has autism, I attended a two week Son-Rise Program and I have to say it was brilliant. 

It gave me hope and acceptance.   One of the best ways for parents of autistic children to help their offspring is to accept the fact they have a problem.

Many don’t.

The program reinforced what I already knew deep down –  my son was doing the best he could. Sometimes, (make that many times) that wasn’t very obvious!

Anyway, part of the program was opening up about yourself and talking about how you felt and what you wanted.  I found it very uncomfortable. 

Most people do. 

How often have you thought about yourself?  I mean really thought about yourself – how YOU really feel, and what YOU really want?

More importantly, WHY you want it?

I’ll bet you don’t because to do so would seem selfish. At least that’s how it felt to me.  I was so used to giving and doing things for others, I’d forgotten what I wanted.

I’d lost control.

Press Releases are a means of gaining control, because YOU submit the information. Obviously, the aim is to achieve whatever it is you really want, so it helps to know what it is.

I didn’t like writing the Press Release, but did so because it made me consider yet again the whole  purpose of this blog and why I’m here.

My big WHY is my youngest son.

He’s twenty years old now, has autism, and the likelihood of him ever having some form of employment  is slim.   It’s difficult enough for people even without disabilities.  

Anyway,  I want to be in a position, whereby I can work from home at the hours I choose, have some sort of income and support him when he leaves college in 2011, whilst  helping others in some way at the same time.

That’s not too much to ask, or too selfish is it?

So, the result I want from my press release is this…

I want everyone who reads it to –

* listen to my poem
* realise GVO’s hosting and marketing tools can seriously benefit their business
* sign up for the $1 trial under my link
* fall in love with the products and decide they can’t live without them

That way, I could earn some residual income, which would help me achieve what I really want, and I wouldn’t feel guilty, because I’d  know the GVO products and services  I’d introduced would benefit the people using them too.

That’s what I’d call a win-win situation, and the reason I wrote the following  press release.

UK Author Jean Shaw Wins Coveted Signed Tee Shirt In GVO Launch Competition

UK author, Jean Shaw, was one of the first winners chosen to receive a signed tee shirt commemorating the imminent launch of GVO hosting.

Participants in the signed tee shirt competition had to submit a short video explaining why they were with GVO, what they thought of the products, and where they thought the company would be heading.  Staff at GVO headquarters chose the winning entries.

Jean Shaw, best known for her books on autism and mercury poisoning submitted a video and poem to win her coveted GVO tee shirt. Uncomfortable behind the video camera, she said of her initial entry, she just spoke from the heart.

GVO, a hosting package with a difference, is set to launch on 20th October, 2009, and Joel Therien and Mikey P, the brains behind this powerful package, say GVO will make internet marketing history.

Already, the pre-launch has attracted thousands of eager subscribers, many opting to take the $1, fourteen day trial, enabling  them to “try” before they “buy”.

The company foundation has been established for twelve years and has an outstanding track record.  GVO moved location from Canada to Texas in the USA to accommodate its phenomenal growth, and now sits in the  heart of the fibre optic mecca.

GVO owns the land on which it sits, all the servers, cables, and the products providing the essential marketing tools included in the powerful Titanium package. That, explains GVO President, Joel Therien, is why the three different hosting packages to suit all budgets are so affordable.

Many top internet and network marketers have been attracted to GVO’s private label reseller hosting, some of whom provide free weekly training and motivational strategies to viewers of the regular GVOAcademy webinars.

Apart from unlimited hosting, the GVO Titanium package provides a huge variety of website and sales letter templates, unlimited autoresponders, an easy video producer, conferencing rooms, downtime witness, training, and friendly, superior 24/7 customer support.

A further incentive to join GVO Titanium is  the in-built business opportunity and compensation plan. Even without that additional bonus, the top package provides incredible value at just $44.95 per month.

The poem, which clinched her place in the competition was created with Powerpoint and turned into a video so she didn’t have to appear on screen. You can find her entry at

                                See my Press Release live

I Just Won A Signed GVO T-Shirt

Guess who just won a prize in the GVO video tee-shirt competition?

Yes, ME!

It was  for the poem and video I made the other day, and as one of the five winners, I will receive a tee-shirt signed by Joel Therien and Mikey P, the brains and brawn behind GVO. Congratulations to the other winners,  and thanks to those who voted  for me.

Needless to say I’m pretty pleased.

I’m  also surprised, honoured (and just relieved it wasn’t a wet tee-shirt competition)!

Still don’t know what all the GVO fuss is about?  Go here….GVO

Take care,

Jean Shaw


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