What’s Your Level of Participation? 46

Are You Stuck at the “What Can I Get?” Level?

Most people are stuck– even if this doesn’t apply to you.

Of all the people who to any church, synagogue, temple, mosque, community meeting, political organization or special interest group, most of  them are stuck at the “What can I get” level of participation.

In church, most people come looking for that good feeling they get when they see their friends or hear a well preached sermon or see their kids up in front of the church singing.  In fact, people start getting upset if they don’t get that feeling everytime.

Maybe the preacher has a bad day, your friends didn’t show up or your kid didn’t get picked for the big part in the pagent.

Then you start thinking, “Why do I bother?  Is this really worth it?”

A lot of people stop being involved at this stage.

Maybe it’s a political party that you thought you jelled with.  There was a charismatic politician who you loved to listen to, core beliefs that you felt good about and you thought you could make a difference.

Then the politician got caught in a messy love affair, the party changed its direction and you didn’t feel like you even had a voice.

Most people who join a political party are stuck right there.

But a few people go a little farther.

It starts by asking the simple question, “What should I do?”

Those people are far more likely to stick around.

If you want people to stick around in a church or a political party, the first thing you should do is give them something to do.

Actions involve us in a way that glues us to a group.  It’s no longer us versus them.  Actions make people into strong, connected, impact producing teams.

But if you REALLY want success.

Start asking the question …

What Can I Give?

Whether it’s a church, synagogue, temple, mosque, community meeting, political organization, special interest group or success with your business, the real rewards come from giving.

If you are asking what you can get, you may in fact get many things.

But if you are giving without anticipation of getting anything back, you will have countless rewards.

When’s the last time you really committed to give?

Time and money is short for everyone and it’s easy to stay at the “What Can I Get?” level of participation.

I’ve done it many times myself, but every time that I stay at that level the returns are small.

How much did YOU commit to the last free e-book you purchased to take your business to the next level?

Let’s ramp up the level of participation!

The original jvAlert membership system was great partners who put out quality joint venture offers to the best of the best.

But what if we really ramped that up.

I want to actively DO things together, because LEARNING is great, but DOING is what makes success happen.

Have you noticed?

All through my life, I’ve been DOING things, not just talking about it.

And I’ve learned …

We can do so much more DOING THINGS TOGETHER than we can trying to do it all by ourselves.

So I want to help you do this with a group of REALLY great, giving people.

So how can I help …


If you are feeling at all confused about exactly what you should be doing, I can help.

As human behavior expert, Stephanie Frank says, you really need know who you are, what you want to do, who you want to do it for, how you reach them and what to sell them, so I’ve designed a 26 page questionaire to help you figure that out right at the start.

The core questionaire was developed for our Impact Action Team to help them define exactly what they wanted to achieve and how they wanted to get there, so it’s a proven resource — after all it helped them get the word out to over 19.1 million people in 30 days.


Let’s start taking the knowledge and resources that you already have and make them actively produce income right away!

It’s the low hanging fruit that gets you kickstarted into high gear.

Let’s build a solid foundation that generates new fresh income, supports what you are trying to do so you can deliver solid value to everyone you touch.

We KNOW what works!  There’s an art, a science, masses of technology and a world of best-business practices that can move you from barely getting by to a strong supportive platform that you can really start to leverage in a professional, sustainable and ethical way that goes beyond what you imagine you can build.

At the same time we help you tap into the leveraged synergy of the combined resources, reach and wealth of experience of the people around you in an ever expanding circle of relationships, partners and friends proactively designed to match your dream team.

Even more importantly we enable you to provide solid value, professional, polished results, so you know you have impacted this world in a way that goes beyond one life.

So how do we do that?

Once you know who you are, what you want to do, who you want to do it for, how you reach them and what to sell them

The first thing that we need to do together is to get you earning active money.

Start with that old, dead, unused STUFF laying around your head, your house and your community and start turning it into active, living, fresh, new sparkling DOLLARS.

Second …

We start building step-by-step, piece by piece, the evergreen, clear, professional and value driven modules that make up a solid foundation for everything you do in your life, your business and for the people you want to impact beyond your own life.

Third …

Together, we reach out and inspire and motivate the people around you, to create the synergy of action that allows us to leverage our combined relationships, partnerships, community, resources and reach for maximum impact.

Finally …

We go beyond just one life to impact the lives of everyone around you.


Here’s what I’m hearing from my friends, students and clients:

  • People are tired of junk.
  • People want to know who to trust.
  • People are tired of useless, “you promote for me,   I’ll promote for you” thinking.
  • People want long-term solid relationships and deep   level partnerships with shared resources.
  • People want live networking opportunities.
  • People want facilitated advice and joint venture partners for projects they create.
  • People want to expand their networks of potential partners, but only to quality, reliable partners.
  • People want to combine resources to leverage marketing clout and negotiations for shared services.
  • People just getting started want to be included, and educated so they know how to do things correctly and effectively.

It all starts with leadership.

For over a decade world-class experts as well as beginning entrepreneurs have flocked to my groups and events with the knowledge that they would be connected to and lead by the best of the best.

Magic happens in this unique intimate environment, where Millions of dollars have been made through the power of the relationships and people are constantly updated on the latest art, science and technology of finding your passion, building your business and discovering the power of doing amazing things together.

But this brand new, expanded Impact program is taking this adventure to a much more pro-active, dynamic and higher level.


  • Thousands of people learned
  • Hundreds of cutting-edge businesses were created
  • Millions were made
  • Countless Lives were changed

Just by putting amazing people together.


We are proactively and systematically BUILDING and matching people and resources while we raise the standards, resources and reach of an entire community of remarkable people you can start working with today.

Here’s how we will grow together …

– The New Impact “Member’s Only” Social Network

Creating powerful relationships is all about building real relationships with real people and our unique “Members Only” social network allows you to find, connect, converse and colaborate quickly and easily as you share you experiences, vision, knowledge, resources and dreams.

You can easily post joint venture offers to the entire group, discuss needs and problems with your peers, locate and review resources with people who have used them before and find partners to help you excecute beyond your current mindset.

– The jvAlert Perpetual Learning Series Webcasts

This amazing group has an almost unlimited supply of world-class experts who can help you with almost anything you can imagine.  We have experts in psychology, persuasion, best-business practices, speaking, Internet marketing, publishing, packaging, legal matters, customer support, lead generation, list building, traffic generation, Search Engine Optimization, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Radio and Television, Off-line Media.  The list goes on …

That’s what the Perpetual Learning Series is all about.  Live Webcasts, specialized knowledge and expertise when you need it most, so you can get your questions answered live.

– The jvAlert “Hot Seat” Webcast Series

We have a great place to showcase and test your best ideas!

Let our experts put it to the test and put your theory to work in the “real world and build instant joint venture partners for your launch at the same time!

That’s exactly what our Impact “Hot Seat” webcasts are all about.

Your project can be the focus for a jam-packed webcast full of potential top-level joint venture partners and new friends.

Listen in as our panel of experts takes our members latest and greatest ideas and put them through the “reality check.”

If you want to have significant success, you can’t do it with get rich quick schemes, quick fixes and zero effort, but you can do it with a well thought out idea, lots of work and some help from some of the best minds in the world.

Now all you need to do is come up with the great idea! Don’t worry, even if you’ve never thought up an original idea in your life, you can still get some great ones by taking part in these special webcast events.

Imagine a team of Experts working with YOUR next great idea!

Our panel of top-level specialists are standing by to share their most cherished techniques and secrets with you!

Here’s the way it works …

As an Impact Member you are given the opportunity to apply to be on the “Hot Seat.”

Our panel selects the best ideas and those ideas are assigned a spot on the “Hot Seat” schedule. The presenter of the idea prepares a 5 minute presentation to pitch their idea to the “Hot Seat” panel of experts and all of the people who attend this webcast event. Then the fun begins …

You get to listen in as our panel grills the person on the “hot seat” and picks their project to bits. Then we turn right around and build it back up with ideas from the best minds in business.

You KNOW you are going to pick-up some great ideas from this series whether you are in the “Hot Seat” or comfortably watching someone else squirm a little as these top-level professionals show you exactly (and specifically) how to take a starting idea and turn it into REAL money.

– Impact Live Events

Three times each year all of the Impact family will gather to proactively learn, partner and deepen our relationships and just have fun at our live Impact Events.

– The Impact Learning Center

We all learn in different ways, so we’ve put together a wonderful resource center with hundreds of resources in all kinds of formats.

Whether you learn best by watching video, reading a special report or listening to an audio recording, you can find a wide range of educational resources in our Impact Learning Center which were created by some of the top experts in the world.

Here are just a few examples of the topics we cover …

  • Brainstorming And Research
  • 7 Steps to Creating Remarkable Projects
  • How To Select a Great Domain Name and Register it
  • How to Create Content
  • Legal Issues for Info Product Creators
  • Outsourcing Secrets
  • Niche Research
  • Product Development
  • Internet Infomercials
  • Adding Audio and Video To Your Website
  • What is a Long-Tail Keyword?
  • Building Products Quickly
  • Products from Teleseminars
  • Packaging
  • Photography for Info Products
  • Selling Products on Ebay
  • Copywriting
  • Designing Your Website
  • How Live Seminars and Events Help
  • Guide to Private Label Rights
  • Affiliate Programs And Joint Ventures
  • Launching With Style
  • Building a Lifestyle Business
  • Follow-up and Customer Support
  • How to Destroy Your Business for Maximum Profit and Fun
  • Social Media and Business Growth
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property
  • Lead Generation

Next up are …

– Impact Sponsored Joint Projects

Impact will be pro-actively selecting projects to be launched under the Impact brand, putting together teams to execute the projects and splitting profits among the participants.

Think of an opportunity to work in a team environment where everyone profits from the results of each person’s special talents, resources and skills and leveraging the reach of the entire active community to get the word out about high quality products and services.

Or maybe you just need help finding the right partner for your own project.

Our Impact Partner Matchmaking Services will pair you up with partners that fill the gaps in your current and future projects in an efficient way that you couldn’t possibly do working alone.

For our higher level programs we will be introducing Impact facilitated masterminds where a paid Impact facilitator will coach you and a hand-matched mastermind group of your peers as you accelerate your growth and are held accountable for your actions and your results.

Additional options for our higher level programs include – Impact Personal One-on-One Mentoring Programs.

So here’s the question for YOU!

What’s YOUR level of participation going to be?

I’d love to see you be committed to give in a very special group of people.

Much more coming soon!

I’m about to start inviting people in, so let me know what level of participation YOU have to build your dreams using this family of amazing people.

All the best,

Ken McArthur


And more, more, more.




About Ken McArthur

Ken challenges us to realize we ALL have an impact – whether we want to or not – on thousands of people who we touch in our day-to-day lives by demonstrating that simple things make a HUGE difference. The popular host of a series of live events that bring together top-level marketers, entrepreneurs, business owners, corporations and non-profit organizations to create multi-million dollar joint venture relationships – he creates incredible, intense impact for product launches and multi-million dollar profits in surprisingly short timeframes. Regularly asked to speak at leading marketing events, he has managed product launches ranked in the top 400 sites on the Internet. Ken McArthur is also the creator of AffiliateShowcase.com, a pioneering affiliate program search engine and directory system and the founder of the MBS Internet Research Center, which conducted the world’s largest survey ever attempted on the subject of creating and launching successful information products. Not satisfied to concentrate entirely on large organizations, Ken also works with select individuals to help them create a decent living utilizing the power of the Internet. Ken was the official mentor for Sterling Valentine as he took his launch from ZERO to over $100,000 in less than 8 days. Ken and Sterling documented the process as a “proof of concept” for Info Product Blueprint a massive home study course that is the “bible” of info product creation. Ken offers top-level coaching and mentoring programs designed to help individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations reach masses of people using the techniques, tactics strategies and systems that he has developed specifically to help people spread their ideas, products and services around the globe.

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46 thoughts on “What’s Your Level of Participation?

    • Anonymous

      Hey Frank,

      You’ve been such an amazing supporter of this incredible family of people for years. It touches my heart to know that you see this glimpse of a dream and how it can impact the people we both want to support as they become the future.

      You are AWAYS MAD. (Making a Difference) and you are a dear friend.

      All the best,


  • ZnaTrainer

    Thanks, Ken, for this life changing message. Everyone will benefit now, simply by taking your easy step by step success strategies, so savvy smart, spot on, happiness starts *NOW! A must read, it’s now time to share. This is my answer to the question of what can I do, and the 3rd, as to what can I do, now. You’re the best … now onto doing, giving. Sharing *YOU, and your expertise, your community of all caring, trustworthy experts, powerfully impacting all of us, is easy. It’s my pleasure to share, and follow your recommendations, wise always.
    Be blessed, every moment, Ken, and all those who read this, and you, Zna

    • Anonymous


      You are a treasure for all of the people who get to experience your warm heart and generous spirit. Let’s get the word out to millions about your programs and keep people out of the hospital and on the way to their peak potential.

      All the best,


    • Anonymous

      Going to take this one DEEP into the participation and action mode Sohail. Lots of room for participation for all of the members of the family.

      Thanks so much for your support!

      All the best,


  • Gilly Linge

    Brilliant ! A topic to really think about. A positive attitude helps too. If you want to achieve your dream, you must be willing to learn from those with the experience and share the knowedge freely. Whilst building trust, and relationships, we develop our own sense of achievement.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Gilly!

      Surrounding yourself with the amazing people are part of this remarkable family is mind-stretching and barrier busting.

      I’ve never known a more brilliant, insightful and knowledgeable group of professionals with such huge hearts.

      Now we are going to make this soar with a much deeper level of participation.

      I’m eager to see this ship sail into the future!

      Thanks for your support and participation!

      All the best,


  • Glen Wayne

    Ken, that is an amazing post, truly one for the ages.
    Before I met the great “JV Alert Family” I had only my time, talents and dreams. Now, I have an exact path that adds value, ever day to a vast number of people. I no longer have to wonder how I can give back. The path is clearly lit by the bright shining torch of JV Alert. I am forever, grateful!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks so much for your support Glen. It’s people like you that make magic happen! I’m looking forward to all we can do together.

      All the best,


    • Anonymous

      You are a wonder Dan! I’m proud to be associated with someone of your values and standards. Looking forward to a bright future together!

      All the best,


  • Richard Goutal

    I am totally attracted to what you are talking about… in fact I have been since I first began to follow you a year ago. My own vision is to help facilitate at least some of the kinds of things you talk about. I know that there is a lot of concrete ideas behind your words. I’m not sure where you are headed with it all, but I know I can help with some of it. My interest is on the explaining/training end of things. I love the matchmaking, and although my contacts are limited at this point I do my best to point people together even if it is just potential co-bloggers. …. Off track: did you suggest there might be a one-day-all-day hot seat event, perhaps before the DC event? Did that materialize?

    • Anonymous

      Hey Richard,

      Great to have you as part of this amazing family. I would love to have you involved because there is so much we can do together.

      I’m definitely looking at doing more “Hot Seat” events both on-line and off-line, but probably not before D.C. It’s coming up soon!


  • Carol Cheshire

    Wonderful thoughts. I a willing to plug in where you say. I know who I am and what I am, but what do I do with this? Where do I go from my present state? I am an idea person, I learned long ago I can speak in front of large audiences. I’m not much of a marketer. Count me in to do what ever, remember I am not as young as I use to be and my energy level will wane.

  • Judy Jacobs

    You are awesome! You have verbalized what I could not find words for. When we lead a group at church or just give away an e-commerce website and train someone who is struggling and has lost hope, they ask why we would do that. The answer has always been “why not?” I like your explanation much better because that enables us to explain the only expectation we would have fro,m them… that they would be in a position to ask what THEY can do. Be blessed in your new adventure. Thanks again for all the help you have given to us in the past.

  • Ernie Denney

    Hi Ken: I served the military and their families for over 20 years . I found great satisfaction in putting them first in my life. I will always cherish some of the very special moments in my life serving the needs of others. One special moment was after one of the many functions we put on for the troops is when a little guy about 5 or 6 years old came up to me and wrapped his arms around my legs, looked up at me and said “Thank You, Mr. Denney. I look forward to the time when someone will walk up to me and shake my hand and say “Thank You, Ernie, you made a difference in my life.

    Thanks for the message Ken, it was needed. See you in June, Work for the betterment of your health in every aspect of your being.

  • Rick Toone


    I like the direction this is going. You and I have had several conversations on collaboration with Hollywood’s A list. This fits that premiss exactly. While no one in internet marketing has done over 50 Superbowl commercials I’m sure that no commercial producer knows his way around an Aweber opt in list. Collaboration (read – giving) with amazing talent who listen and care about the end result will always produce something truly wonderful.

    I say Kudos to everyone working together.

  • Joe and Mable and Jane

    Joe and Mable are in. I bet we can make you laugh. I can’t imagine doing any business without continually laughing. The JVAlert family is good at that so tell us what you would like us to do. Jane and Phil and Joe and Mable but give the dinner bill to Joe and Mable:)

  • JBAZPS23

    Hi Ken,

    That Is an Awesome Post, No Hype Questions, just pure content. Giving Is
    is an overcomers secret to success. You just keep hitting Home
    Runs, Kindness is a virtue. Thank You Again.
    Be Blessed always…Peace!

  • Joe and Mable

    Joe? Yes Mable?

    No one told me that you could post an image here so my other post has no picture.
    What shall I tell Ken?

    Yes Joe?

    Best thing to do is just be quiet and maybe he won’t notice.

    But Joe, maybe someone else will notice and think I’m hiding.

    I think that’s a swell idea, Mable. Go into hiding.

    Ah Joe, go wrestle an aligator.

    It’s a croodile, Mable, Crocodile. We Wrestle Crocodiles in Australia
    Don’t you ever watch our movies.


    • Anonymous

      Mable I’d know you and Joe anywhere!

      The picture issue probably has to do with how you are logged in. Disqus allows you to comment logged in or anonymously. If you log in through Facebook for instance it will pick up you picture from there.

      You can never hide Mable!

      All the best,


  • Jim

    That Is an Awesome Post, No Hype Questions, just pure content. Giving Is
    is an overcomers secret to success. You just keep hitting Home
    Runs, Kindness is a virtue. Thank You Again.
    Just wondering if You Remembered an Ezine
    Publisher Using that JBAZPS23
    Be Blessed always…Peace!

  • Keith deBolt


    You dream big, and then you DO big. I love that about you, and it shows once again in what you are building here. I took a year off from my JVAlert family while I put together a new business, and I miss it! Bob and Erik and Frank and Jeff and Ross and Ron and Paul and Brad and Chris and on and on made such a difference for me early on… I want to give back! (I of course stay in touch with my girl Felicia, cuz she’s local… and cute!)

    • Anonymous

      The dream on this one is pretty remarkable Keith! DOING is what makes it all happen and SHIPPING is definitely a feature on this one! Next step coming VERY soon! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

  • Karen


    I love love love the vision you have and I love that you are putting yourself out there and making it happen.

    To make an Impact one has to become a player, and it looks like you will be assembling a great group to help you get the job done! I look forward to stepping up to the plate and helping.


  • Karen


    I love love love the vision you have and I love that you are putting yourself out there and making it happen.

    To make an Impact one has to become a player, and it looks like you will be assembling a great group to help you get the job done! I look forward to stepping up to the plate and helping.


  • Xavier Nelson

    Hi Ken,

    You already know I am looking forward to being a contributing and helping part of this great new adventure 🙂

    Here’s to an exciting and rewarding journey for all.