Celebrate Christ this Christmas

I would like to greet all of you by saying “Merry Christmas!”. You may realise that I am not wishing you a Merry Xmas’. Today is Christmas Day, and not Xmas Day. Let us not cross out the name of Christ in this wonderful season.

Let us continue to remember Christ’s very short but meaningful life on Earth.

Jesus Christ was the greatest networker of all time.

He was the true fisher of men. He appeared more than 2000 years ago and yet, His influence prevails today and is felt throughout the world. Even the atheist uses the calendar that is based around the incarnation of Christ.

He taught us to “mind the things that are above and not the things on Earth”. He taught us that “we are not flesh and blood, but rather the spirit inside the body”.

Christmas is not only a season of peace and joy. Christmas is also a season when we can ask forgiveness for our trespasses, and learn to forgive others who have trespassed against us.
Christmas has become so commercialised, that somewhere along the way we have forgotten the person whom we are celebrating: Christ

So, on Christmas Day (not Xmas Day), let us not forget Christ. Christ is the reason for the season. It is not our birthday today. It is Christ’s birthday. Let this day not be the focus for our own self-enjoyment. Let this day be homage to Lord Jesus Christ.

Let us celebrate this day in its true spirit of giving. The most valuable gift you can every give a person is love, compassion and the truth. Material gifts will just perish and in the great scheme of things, will not really make a person happy.

Please take a moment to ponder… Let us not lose the true meaning of Christmas.

Merry Christmas and a Joyous Holiday to all!


Joseph Bismark
Group Managing Director
QI Ltd

Talk is Cheap…Is It?

Every time I talk and open my mouth, I am making a choice: Will I use my power of speech to heal, or will I use my words to hurt?

It is said that the power of words in our speech can be sharper and deadlier than a knife. A knife on the other hand can only damage you physically, whereas the words in any speech can damage a person emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It can create more permanent damage internally and leave a wound of suffering. A knife can only cut or kill the body, whereas a powerful speech can cut or kill the spirit and inspiration of any person. Such is the power of a curse.

Yet words can also be the best form of healing and inspiration to the soul. Through inspiring words, we can achieve the impossible; people inspired by words are motivated to make changes within themselves. No mountain is too high, no sea is too wide that we cannot climb or swim. Nothing is impossible with an inspired person.

Inspirational words are food for the soul. This is what we can truly live by. Every person wants to be inspired by words. We need recognition, praise, gratitude.

Some of the most powerful words: “I love you”. “Thank you”. “I care for you”. “Please”. “I appreciate you”.

Talk is cheap, as the saying goes, but it really isn’t, because every time we open our mouth, there is a valuable price attached to what we say. It depends entirely on how we value our words and opinions.

So next time you have to open your mouth and use words…think twice…the reason the Creator only gave us one mouth and yet a set of ears, eyes, and arms so we can or should always hear twice on both sides before we speak…look twice before we speak…work twice before we speak.

If you have nothing good to say to anyone…just shut up! Only open your mouth if you have something good to say that can inspire or correct someone to be a better person.

People so easily give their opinions even without being asked. That is why their opinion is said to come so cheap. Whereas if a person only gives opinion when it is solicited, his opinion is more valued.

Please take a moment to ponder…Talk is valuable, make good use of it. If you want to be a good talker…be a good listener first.


Joseph Bismark
Group Managing Director
QI Group

Pay It Forward

Network marketing has always appealed to me as being a truly unique and beautiful industry. By personally touching the lives of a few, we can change the lives of many. It is like a game of pass-the-parcel.

QuestNet has perfected a genuine business opportunity and then taken this opportunity and passed it onto our network of Independent Representatives. This opportunity is continually being passed on, like a parcel of goodwill, financial freedom and success, changing lives with every passing of hands.

With this is mind, I’d like to recommend every one of you take the time to watch a movie that should be close to the hearts of every network marketer around the world:

‘Pay it Forward’: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0223897/

It contains many lessons for us, also sharing the same principle as networking, that by helping others we can create a ripple effect of goodwill that can affect many more – exponentially.

The movie, ‘Pay It Forward’, is a remarkable, touching film that focuses on a small boy and his school project. The project is simple: think of something that will change the world, and then put it into action.

The boy decides to do a favour for three strangers. Instead of these three people ‘paying him back’, they are asked to ‘pay it forward’, meaning each person who was the recipient of this one boy’s random act of kindness, is then asked to go forward and do something good for three other people.

This creates a chain of good deeds that spreads outwards, and more and more people are touched by the generosity of strangers from city to city. It is a film that shows how the kindness of one person can be contagious, and the help of one person can result in benefit to many.

Please take a moment to ponder…

In network marketing, we have the chance to help as many people as we can. But our help shouldn’t stop there. For each person we reach out to with our business opportunity, who knows how many more people will benefit as a result?

If we ‘pay it forward’, each of us can truly change the world.


Joseph Bismark
Group Managing Director, QI Ltd

Top Ten Traits for a Successful Networker

I have been looking into this topic and found a very interesting article online, let me summarise and share it with you all…

Top Ten Traits for a Successful Networker

Network marketing is a people business. You tap into an unlimited pool of contacts and help them build their own business or market/sell the company’s products and services. Either way, the cultivation of relationships with potential businesspeople is for the mutual benefit of both you and them.

Network marketing can be very rewarding in terms of achieving financial reward and personal freedom, but it requires the networker’s determined effort of developing, maintaining, and/or renewing relationships with a sizeable number of social and professional contacts.

Do you think you have what it takes to bring you to the top of the trade? Yes, you do! All you need is to embody these 10 traits found in highly successful networkers:

1. Persistence in Follow-up
Ranked as the most important trait, following up means that when you say you’re going to do something when you say you’re going to do it, you follow it through. Follow-up builds your credibility and trust with your network.

2. Positive Attitude
A positive attitude is both contagious and magnetic. When you are positive, it makes people want to associate and cooperate with you. Being around a positive thinking person gives people confidence that obstacles can be overcome and actions will lead to results.

3. Enthusiasm
Enthusiasm, just like positive thinking, is a motivation in itself. Enthusiastic networkers receive the respect of their networks and motivate people to make things happen.

4. Trustworthiness
Trust is earned and plays a huge role in your credibility. In networking, your personal and professional reputation is at stake. You need to be able to get the trust of your prospects especially where money and commitment are involved.

5. Good Listening Skills
Listening to the needs and problems of the people in your network shows sincerity in the mutual purpose of helping each other to succeed.

6. Commitment to Networking 24/7
Master networkers ‘never say die’. They are like the Energizer Bunny (“Keep Going”). They never waste an opportunity that is presented to them on a daily basis, and they take the chance to network wherever they are.

7. Gratitude
Expressing gratitude to business associates and customers is just another building block in cultivating relationships that will lead to increased referrals. People appreciate professionals who express gratitude and will not hesitate to help and support these grateful people once again the next time around.

8. Helpfulness
Master networkers are always on the alert for opportunities to advance other people’s interests. It is in their heart to help others succeed whenever they can, simply because they get joy out of it.

9. Sincerity
One of the best ways to develop sincerity is to show undivided attention. Don’t multitask and keep eye contact while you are dealing or talking with people. Be sincere in showing interest or people will sense otherwise.

10. Dedication to One’s Network
Master networkers keep an organised network. They are fully aware of the contact information and networking status of their prospects and ‘downlines’. They know their point persons and make an effort to get to know the new contacts.

These ten traits help foster long-term relationships with the people who will grow and succeed with you in the business. Take the time to demonstrate them in your daily networking and in due time you will be among the self-made success stories in business.


Joseph Bismark
Group Managing Director, QI Ltd