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EMPOWR HOUR YOUTUBE - LIVE STREAM - EPISODE 014

EMPOWR HOUR YOUTUBE - LIVE STREAM - EPISODE 014

https://www.youtube.com/c/EmpowrOfficial/live

Friday, July 13th, 2018 | 8am PDT (3pm UTC)

 

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49 Comments
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Jo Mas

Dear Brian,
As a CITIZEN, the question is:
Do we have the right to ask you about a VOTE in here , concerning the BID option on the Daily Goal with it's BIG number of BIDS (100) each day, to finish it?
If yes , is it possible to do it for us asking this way:
"DO YOU AGREE to KEEP the BIDDING as IS or STOPPING IT (MODIFYING IT) until we GET a COMPLETE Solutions for the marketplace on EMPOWR?"
Please feel free to answer me Brian.
Thank you so much.
JO

14 months ago
Randy Smith

Hi Brian! I think it's a fantastic idea that citizens can buy coins from the platform and get matching founder coins in addition to their purchase. Hopefully this activity is adding much needed cash infusion into the Company. Can you please give everyone a fair estimate of how much cash has been collected by empowr from selling coins from the platform. This would also help alleviate any concerns some may have about going concern issues.
Thank You

14 months ago
Randy Smith

Hi Brian, I have a question for you concerning maturing of coins. I understand right now that everyone has a 90 day maturity rate on any coins maturing. I also understand and accept that we are required to bid 99 times on items as part of reaching our daily goals. What is still confusing to me is the eventual maturation of our coins. If we bid on a product, are we using our most matured coins? Hypothetically, let's say that coin maturity was reduced to 30 days for everyone at the Pearl 2nd. degree power level. Now as part of our daily goals, if we are bidding on products, wouldn't those bids subtract from or decrease the amount of 30 day matured coins that we have available. In that case, wouldn't it be extremely difficult to ever have your coins reach zero days maturity.

In my above example maturation through the normal process would not happen. The only possible way would be the four current ways to get to zero day maturation:

1. coach and receive coins through your student success
2. earn coins with zero day maturation by reaching your mission goal each month.
3. Inviting people to empowr who buy coins
4. Buy coins directly from the platform.

14 months ago
George Oliveira

I know we are all committed to strengthening our platform in every way, and I want you to know that I will be here to help.
In the next few days I will be working to invite new buyers of coins.
At the moment I have no doubt, but I will be watching.

14 months ago
Gene Aasen

Hello Brian,
Thanks for the notification. The empowr Hour is always interesting and very informative. I want to thank my fellow Citizens for the Bidding efforts they are making because it is so important at, this point in time, to the steady growth in the value of the EMPR. It has also resulted in a much steadier flow of sales for me than I was having before. See you Friday.

14 months ago
Siv Hemmer (NL Citizen)

I have got a question for you Brian , to can reach our mission performance goal. Why not divide SC in one category and citizens in another category?. Its not easy to compete with SC, I believe they have naturally more trust and more sales than others. I agree with you that SC are important and needed to be rewarded, but what will SC be without hard working citizens?

14 months ago
Nancy Bito-on

Hello, Brian and all here. Although my name has been "carried over" from the old Fanbox, I can be considered a new citizen because it's only barely 3 months only that I seriously took time to participate actively and understand the ropes of Empowr through the learning videos, the instructional write-ups and through my coach. I find the platform interesting and good. Yes, as a newbie, I have doubts, confusions, feeling of uncertainties but analysing how much effort, brilliance and heart the people behind Empowr has poured into developing the whole system to help others and making it what & where it is now makes me love for the whole Empowr grow fonder. The people behind Empowr have my high respects.
Since I joined actively 3 months ago, I actively did my tasks in hitting goals. I honestly and religiously do my tasks although atbtimesvit is so taxing to my health and personal social relations because of the time it demands. Anyway, I noticed there are still flaws in the system but what system is perfect? I know and I can feel progress is unfolding. I am happy I gained friends and in the process is able to gain trust and confidence from purchasers of my Marketplace goods. It's fun while earning!!
As of the moment, my concern is the very long period of maturity of earnings. I am a legitimate seller and with flow of my sales, I can say, many like goods I am selling. I always consider the quality of goods and the fairness of prices. I want to be constantly good because I intend to stay long here and expand my quality and quantity of products at the Empowr marketplace for the benefit of both the Empowr economy and the citizens needs. My problem is I doubt if I can improve or even sustain this pace of selling. 3 months maturity is too long considering that I have to spend for the shipping each time and I have responsibility to pay merchandisers and suppliers of goods. Example of it is my native bags. It is practically selling like hotcakes in the Empowr marketplace and I am happy of the turnout of sales but sad on the other hand. It is produced by a group of deprived members of the community in our place, the poverty-ridden as their livelihood project. I intend to help them that is why I am selling. Do you think they will be happy if I pay them after 90-day maturity? Can I sustain the shipping expense if the return of investment will take 90 days? This is one question I want the people behind the Empowr platform to contemplate and consider seriously.
Nevertheless, it is included in my daily prayers that everyone of us here will prosper. My hat's off and thumbs-up to the people behind Empowr. I know you are trying your best. it's just that it is a huge task covering huge number of people to handle. All the best to all of us.
Thanks, Bryan for listening to me.

Sincerely,
Nancy

14 months ago
~ Baja Steve

Thanks for taking the time to address our citizens concerns. I'm on the same page as many people that have posted before me regarding the bidding requirements that have the largest impact on those of us who have been with you the longest and advanced to the highest Power Levels. I understand that completing our daily goals and getting to spin the mission wheel is not required. However, if we want to see our previous thousands of hours of time be worth anything, it is required. As is completing them for at least 16 days of the month to not have our accounts penalized with a dormancy charge. The bottom line is if we have a life outside empowr, there isn't enough time in the day to keep up meeting them enough days to avoid this. I'm not looking for an easy way to do this, just a reasonable doable daily requirement as 3000+ bids (even 1600) a month is neither.

My grandmother use to remind us that "forced fun isn't fun" as we tried to motivate our cousins into doing what we wanted them to do. I ask you to consider a similar reminder that "forced bidding is not productive bidding and that our current policy causes many to post and bid on items they hope they never have to sell or purchase. No one is forced to bid on Ebay, Craig's List or Etsy, yet millions do. I'm sure we can come up with a better way to accomplish our objectives. Perhaps have a version of the site that is for people that don't care about participating in the profits, where they get paid immediately and empowr benefits from the transaction fee's. If we can't create a platform that people want to use like they do the other social media platforms, free of compensation, we've got a huge problem.

As discouraging as the process has been this month, I'm confident that together we'll find a way to remedy this.

14 months ago
Imad Nissan

I am missing all the LIVE streams as I work on Fridays, hopefully I can make it this Friday, I need to take a day off :)
Thank you for the reminder.

14 months ago
Shannon Dingemanse

Why are there so many people, bidding and buying products here and do not take the responsibility to their fellow citizens to buy the product, instead of making it unpaid ? Can you please put back the fine, or at-least a Warning when they push Unpaid, that they can be removed from the marketplace, if they continue. That means no more bidding and buying to hurt Real Sellers. No more making your Daily Goal, so they are getting dormant. They are taking away the Fun of Selling and need to be Warned that they only hurt themselves with their actions and become Dormant true their actions.

14 months ago
Shannon Dingemanse

Brian, can you tell me what is the situation with the money of the products which were paid in Pre-coins instead of Coins?
Every Livestream the question is asked, and there is said that it will be fixed. Please en-light me and be specific when it will be fixed. We Sell our product and just want to see that all is paid. Thank you for Answering this, many will be Happy to see this dealth with.

14 months ago
Wilhelm Rothmann

Hi Brian
Can please ask Empowr to update the bid pages of citizens profile's bid/buy page. I see many citizens has no listings on there bid/buy page(that has definitely listed many items) and those who created listings (which you can see on the marketplace page) when you go to there bid/buy page the listing isn't there or it is there but the prices does not match the price on the matketplace page.Thanks in advance

Kind regards
Wilhelm Rothmann

14 months ago
Chad Guevara

Just a point of observation in connection with the Bidding process from the Profile page. A seller has so many listed items about 2-5pages in the Marketplace but when I go to the Profile page I see only about 2 or 3 of listed items, not even the one I intend to buy and sometimes not even one of the sellers products and then I see all the products therein are my own original listings which of course I could not Bid on. This causes longer periods to search for the right items to bid on and considering the volume of Bids we need to complete the Goal. Reducing the number of Bids to complete the Goal and providing precise and accurate listings in sellers profile will definitely reduce the burden everyone is presently enduring. May we expect a positive reaction in this concern? Thank you Mr. President..

14 months ago
Chad Guevara

Hi Brian, This pertains to implementing rules of the system. Why is the 24-hour rule not being implemented in all cases of pending decisions to sponsor or pay. It has always been implemented on my account where the system pays for my purchases from my available funds or paypal if I do not decide after 24-hours or marks it unpaid item if there is no sufficient funds, the buyer is then charged 5% in favor of the seller. I have on record so many items sold but still pending for as far back as the last six months and lately, the Unpaid items fees if any, are no longer being credited to the seller. Has there been a change in this policies? I had this documented and submitted by my current SC over a month ago and still without resolution. I had the same cases documented by my previous SC’s over the last 6-12months and there was likewise no resolution. How come the rules are implemented on some and not implemented on others? Why can’t empowr Team just implement the rules on all pending decisions rather than make us wait indefinitely for a resolution?

14 months ago
Valentin Beşliu

Jo Mas,Robert Anthony
Consider ca e normal sa citesc si comentariile altora.
Afacerile se fac cu oameni...e o regula!
Excelente puncte de vedere.
Pe noi cine ne asculta?de ce suntem lasati in ceata ?
As vrea sa citesc raspunsurile la aceste comentarii,multumesc.

Jo Mas, Robert Anthony
I think it's normal to read the comments of others.
Business is done with people ... it's a rule!
Excellent views.
Who do we listen to? Why are we left in the fog?
I would like to read the answers to these comments, thank you.

14 months ago
Carmen Green

Hi Brian,

1) What are the decision making powers of the empowr president? Please provide a list as well as the areas of responsibility that are limited to the empowr president alone.

2) Please list the people who will be collating the votes? I suggest we engage an external party for this purpose to ensure complete transparency.

3) Does empowr have a board of directors like other companies? Please name all the people current sitting on such a board and which ones are executive or non-executive directors?

4) Who checks the questions posted on these live stream blogs and who decides which comments are deleted?

14 months ago
Sergey Shcherbakov

Obligatory purchase of goods from the pages of friends makes it impossible for daily work on a bid. It is necessary to revise this algorithm of the problem.

14 months ago
Graham Howson

Hello Brian

I have been thinking about your comments about people complaining without actually giving proposals to solve the problem that they are complaining about. So here is my proposal. I understand that empowr has to achieve several things... 1 help the coin catch fire, 2 Stimulate the market place, 3 Encourage as many people as possible to join the platform. Therefor. I believe if empowr were to remove all maturation for all citizens irrespective of their power levels on any income generated from new sales as of immediately, this will help with all three of the above goals. If people are being paid with 0 day maturation on new sales, they will sell good quality product on the marketplace with realistic prices. This will create an awareness of the coin and people will tell their friends. I have spent some time over the past few days looking for product to buy on the market place, and it is very limited in comparison to 6 months ago. At the end of the day. a market place is only as good as the product that is being supplied and currently I believe the citizens are at the end of their cash flow in as far as they can afford to put quality product onto the market and not receive any return for at least 100 days, and possibly up to 130 days.

I hope this idea is considered and put to a vote.

Kindest regards

Graham Howson

14 months ago
Rotimi Adalumo

Hello Brian,

It is my desire that the empowr mission succeed and I need to draw your attention to something. I watched your response to one question on the live stream that the tasks on empowr are not too much and I think you need to reconsider your response because you do not know for sure because obviously you don't get involved in hitting daily goals. But I guess your response is based on the success of some other citizens. All the people I referred and the person that referred me to empowr had dropped empowr because of the time required to complete daily goals. To be honest with you, if you analyze this fact based on being paid per hour, the time spent on empowr cost a fortune and it will kill the empowr dream because each citizens account is set in a way that the time spent will keep increasing to the detriment of other vital issues in their life. I am a success coach and I am considering quitting the job and empowr as a whole because of time constraint and the fact that I will not gain anything from empowr in all the 18 months I have spent so far. This is because I can no longer hit my daily goals as often as possible because the time required to do it increased when the last sets of power levels were introduced and from all indication, you may still increase it out of ignorance. This increase is clashing with my work hours from where I make money to be able to earn a living and buy data for empowr because I now need at least 10 hours to complete my daily goals. And the internet speed in My country is very slow. You are in America where wages are paid and you must know how much each hour of work is worth in wages depending on the type of job. The last policy on bidding also made things worse because hitting bidding goals from the profile page consumes more time and my account will become dormant if I cannot hit my goals more than 50% in a month. By implication, all my earnings, data procurement and time spent to support empowr dream will be gone if you do not do something about it. There are several other people with the same challenges I have on the WhatsApp empowr groups that I belong too and some have abandoned empowr and some others are contemplating leaving including me. Some of the groups have been deleted. I will have to join them because the dream of empowr is dying due to the policy directions and you guys are not aware because you are carried away by the success of a few and you seem to ignore those putting in little efforts and who form part of the market target of empowr like me. I will save this same message and repeat it on every live stream and every blog till you listen to my complaints because this is supposed to be a democratic empire where citizens are entitled to air their views and be heard. I also want you to put this to a vote and I will still continue to press for the right to to be done because I noticed that a lot of people do not like commenting or complaining about the discomfort they have like those I mentioned on the WhatsApp groups who are giving up because they believe empowr is dictatorial and I need you to please change that perspective of citizens by consulting and being more considerate of citizen.

Best Regards

Rotimi Adalumo

14 months ago
Rotimi Adalumo

Thank for your supportive view and I think I will go with your suggestion to make daily goals hitting less than 3 hours daily. If we have to maintain the present state then empowr must be ready to pay citizens in a way that empowr will replace our present source of income because the time demand so far for daily goals and other activities is like that of the regular jobs. It took me over 12 working hours to complete about 200 bidding goals from the profile page and this is possible because I am less busy today as I was yesterday. Last week it took me more than 2 days to do that. So far this month I have been able to hit my goals only thrice due to this challenges. In summary, I think the executives need to be more realistic because they are fallacious about this policies. I actually appreciate their ideas in other areas but this one is not a good policy at all. At most, Bidding should not be more than 50 no matter the power level or mission role and sharing should not be more than 500 as well. They can also add incentives as you recommended to make it more interesting. I am making these recommendations because of our convenience and that of the citizens we are targeting to join empowr as we grow knowing that majority of them do not have the type of resilience some of us have and we need them to be able to make the empowr coins more valuable.

14 months ago
Jeannette Leduc

Rotimi has raised very valid pain points for many citizens. I really extends the time to find quality products that will ship to your country. This time spent searching get greatly extended when the listins of citizens often do not show on their profile page or Bid/Buy tab.

14 months ago
Nancy Portier

Brian I have a Question for you concerning MATURING OF COINS.... At PRESENT, when you Bid, your COINS ARE USED and Replaced if your are out bid or did not win the bid... (This is reflected in the Coin Chart) HOWEVER, The COINS USED TO BID (including shipping fee) are then REPLACED AT A LATER DATE, which causes the coins to start maturing at a later date then they were originally deposited. This should not happen...If the coins were not USED TO ACTUALLY PURCHASE AN ITEM, they should remain at the oldest MATURITY DATE and not be considered USED JUST TO BID WITH....If this continues to happen, NO ONE'S COINS WILL MATURE IF WE ARE REQUIRED TO BID UP TO 100 times per day....This is UNREASONABLE.... Please Answer this question.

14 months ago
Evelyn MW

I would like to ask that we are allowed to have a week to decide if we intend to pay, sponsor or make unpaid. That time allows the buyer (whoever that is) to make sure the item will ship to them, and to ask (and get answers to) questions,

Also, currently, I have buyers who seem not to have made a decisions still showing as awaiting buyer decision for far longer than one day, there is no consistency. Let's say I want to buy, but have asked a question of the seller and they don't answer quickly; suddenly I have an unpaid, and even if i now want to pay, I cannot. I do not understand the need for such a quick turnaround.
Another issue, i have some items showing as unpaid and when I have asked, it is because the listing has been rejected, not because I have not paid. We should be told if this happens and be allowed to make a decision in a state of knowledge. I may not care that the item was in the wrong category, or the metal is not specified - surely that is my decision as the buyer?

I trust that i will be able to hear the broadcast and get answers. Thank you

14 months ago
Milorad Glusac

Thank you Brian, I have two questions.
How to organize a video conference with more participants
of our citizens who ask you questions. The goal is to communicate
be two-way and not one-way as it is now.

When are the Senate and Congress elections to be more democratic empowr?

14 months ago
Dr. Somdeb Mukherjee

can any solution be done where by when unsuccessful bids coins returned and those coins will get reinstated on same maturity level prior to bidding instead of starting maturing again from day 1 . This may help us

14 months ago
*Blue *

Hello Brian ,
We're going trough the presidental election process, the time that we have the desitions to make , who we want as our next president. As a current president could you please provide us the document with the structure of the employees, their company roles, business background, the empowr owner and also the clarification if the president has the authority over all desitions of the company or it is on behalf of the owner to have the last word It will make much easier for the citizens to vote.
There is also the question which you didn't answered in several live streams , in your words you don't have this informations at the moment .
1.How many emploees are current in the empowr office ..if possible by names and roles
2 When did the emploees recieved their last paycheck as from your answer was unclear were they paid lately
3 .What is the exact number of current SC's
4.What is the exact number of current active citizens
5. As an empowr citizen worked in the business for over a decade I can state that if the company is not able to pay people monthy or at least for several past months for their hard work, suppporting the company with their own money, leading the rules, supporting the economy with their actions and keep sustaining the postpone of reciving already earned money is the red flag to announce the company. bankruptcy . I have never heard that in the real business my paycheck is going trough any kind of the maturation even for 30 days. As you stated empowr has rights to change the rules, but what about the statement from couple of months ago , which I remind you was your rule back ago ,that we'll recieve all of our founder coins in the period of max.6 months. It is unclear if you change the rules of your own desitions can we trust that the company is going in the right directions and will realy catch the fire. I understand there are new rules, but it is not resolved yet what you 've promised by the old rules, the new rules can't affect the old ones been already documented with your statement.

I can understand that you have no this numbers therre at the moment, but there's always good way to provide the blog so everyone could check it anytime.

14 months ago
*Blue *

Hello Brian ,
I would really appreciate if you can take your time to assist the citiens with this concern about bidding. What I suggestfor you to help us is to make an extra live stream where you can provide step by step on how you make 100 bids in less time then I need. Maybe I'm missing something here, I need 1 hour to complete 20 bids successfuly but only in case if my internet is good. I come from the part of the world with the slowest internet , it's like that in my country and all neighbor countries.If i want to interact with all people visiting my page and complete daily goal I need aprox. 15 hours daily.
I did the search trough peoples profiles and I can state that I didn't find one comment with supporting the new daily goal amount.
If your team do the same search I believe you will get more then enough votes for removing or changing current goal model .
In your words there are 800.000 citizens at the platform..votes can't be pulled out of 300-400 people who left their comments on the announcement as you stated in one of the latest live streams . This voting practice can't be counted as the voice of the community, since the practice is that the comments of not supporting the changes are deleted .

14 months ago
Irfan Shaukat

Thanks Brian for everything you are doing to strengthen empowr. My question is how many coins I must purchase to qualify for the 0 day maturation, like if I purchase 10 coins today can you assure that I will qualify for 0 day maturation? Or is there any %age or formula for that. What is minimum amount that must be purchased?

2ndly, please put a number instead of colours to understand exactly how many mission points need to achieve performance goal for current month, I believe this will help for a vast majority to understand and achieve performance goals, thank you.

14 months ago
Oh Joo Hong

Dear President Brian, Now Bid going to all Profiles, but now even seller sold 200 item, when going int heir page, Nothing was sold there, Not only One, but more liked that, happen in empowr , why?

14 months ago
Oh Joo Hong

Dear President Brian , when all Bid Going to Citizen Page, even the Citizen sold 200 item, when i go inside their page, nothing was inside their page, even not one but more citizen liked that. why liked that happen in Empowr , even asked us to Bid in Citizen page, worst , even some sold almost 50 item , but also none was sold in their PAGE. a lot of this in empowr page, why ???

14 months ago
Jeannette Leduc

A friend with some communities has been ill so has been unable to do daily postings for them as well as his account so i offered to become an admin for his communities to help him. He checked and he still cannot add admins to a community which has been the situation for about a year he said.

When will this be corrected as sometimes an admin of a community or country has life and health issues that prevent him from keeping the community(s) or country page updated so having other admins would definitely help him and Empowr.

14 months ago
Patience Agbamu

Hi Brian, you would recall that early this year Empowr did announced that coins would be distributed to Empowr Countries to compensate citizens for their performance. Does Empowr still intend to release the mission points earned by citizens from the month of April to date for onward distribution to citizens based on their mission points performance?
Thank you

14 months ago
Oladejo Tosin

Thanks you Brian for the opportunity to ask my question. Please, kindly assist me, I bought empowr coin on the empowrs platform since June this year and I have not get my coin transfer out to my ethereum wallet address attached to my account. Please, help me in this regard

14 months ago
Yahya Qazeem

Normally, I can see what is going on.
I notice that empowr need enough coins volume to get listed on another exchange not just wating for coin to catch fire. And I'm in support of that. eCan you let us know when this coins will be enough to get listed on another exchange?
When this happens, things will change.

Also, I can't invite any of my friends who have job to do at work to come here and spend the whole day hitting daily gaols
Why is biddibg so much and sharing much?
Do you want users to spend thier who life hitting daily gaols?
Is there is way you can make this platform citizens friendly and democratic?
It seems it becoming militarian platform.

14 months ago
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