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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

LinkedIn Success Strategies!

Do you want to know how to create a strong profile on LinkedIn?  Which is the social networking tool for the elite. Think of LinkedIn as the online country club for which you have to apply for membership. Members of LinkedIn are authors, senior level managers, professional speakers, and corporate CEO’s. LinkedIn is a platform that allows you to connect with powerful people. Creating a strong LinkedIn profile will allow you to put yourself in a position of power. You will be viewed as someone on their level, and not as someone who is to be tolerated at arm’s length or completely disregarded altogether.
The first part of a powerful profile is the picture. You need to have a photo, but not just any photo. Have a photo that shows you in a professional manner. I recommend men wear a tie and women wear a professional blouse. Make sure your hair is neat – no wild hair color, or crazy hair styles. You don’t have to pay a professional photographer, but you want a nice picture. You only get one chance to make a first impression. This holds true on the internet.
Fill in all the information – education and RELEVANT work history – all the information. DO NOT LIE! Don’t say you went to college at an Ivy League University when you didn’t graduate from high school. Don’t worry about that. People really connect with the ‘rags to riches’ type stories anyway. On LinkedIn, people are interested in your credentials. Again, this is an elite group of people, and they want to make sure that you are worthy of joining their circle. Yes, that sounds elitist and snobbish, but it’s the truth.
Make sure to get recommendations. When you receive a recommendation, you are receiving a stamp of approval for those who may not know you. Have at least 5 recommendations, and get them from the most powerful people in your circle!
The summary portion is really critical. Your summary should be about you. This is the part where you share your story and allow people to get to know you on a personal level. Talk about why you’re on LinkedIn and what your goals are. Let your audience know how you can help them. Your summary should convey that you are worth the time spent reading, and your business is worth the time to explore. Review the summaries of other powerful people in your industry to get ideas for your own.
Along with the summary, join targeted groups. Join groups that are relevant to what you want to do. If you are a network marketer, join groups related to network marketing – affiliate marketing, of at least 5,000 or more. Imagine you belong to 5 groups that have 5,000 members = 25,000 people. You can share your value with 25,000 people EVERY DAY.
Company details – share the benefits of your company, NOT THE OPPORTUNITY ITSELF, but benefits. Example: You’re representative for ViSalus. Instead of saying that you’re a distributor for Visalus, you can share the benefits of what you do. You could say you help people manage their weight or something to that effect.
Creating a powerful LinkedIn profile is critical in being viewed as a professional. Don’t miss out on the chance to connect with quality people by creating a profile that is less than worthy of what you deserve. Put your best foot forward and use this social networking tool to elevate your stature and build the type of connections you desire.
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All the Best!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Change the Questions You Ask Yourself!!

Questions are an important part of how we learn, grow, evolve and create. Nothing is created without someone asking a question first, and nothing is improved upon without a question being formulated. However, not all questions are created equal. There are some questions that evoke answers through creativity and ingenuity. Then there are those questions that cause tremendous stress and aggravation, which leads to questioning ourselves about whether we are capable of finding the answers. Learn what questions are the most conducive to manifesting everything you want.
Asking the wrong questions can be the difference between being stuck in a holding pattern in our lives, or manifesting all of our desires so that we start living our dream life. We innately ask ourselves questions from the moment we learn to talk, and even before we are able to articulate words.
If you have been around small children then you probably have been “why-ed” to death! Children will ask a barrage of why questions, with each one leading to yet another why. For instance, a child may ask you what color the sky is. You reply “Blue”, and almost every time without fail the next question will be “Why is the sky blue?” You may be savvy enough to come up with something like “Well God wants it that way” and before you can get the last word out they hit you with yet another follow-up question like “Why does God want it that way?” Now you can feel yourself starting to get a little uncomfortable and maybe irritated, because you really don't know how to answer the question.
This is what happens internally when we ask ourselves questions that our minds cannot gather an answer. We become frustrated, and stuck. For example, most of us have felt defeated or down at some point in our lives, and have asked ourselves a question similar to “Why do things always seem to go wrong for me?” or “Why am I always broke?” The very first word is why, and it is from this point that our minds will attempt to find an answer, so let's analyze the question.
(Why) can't I find the career I want?
 (Why) am I always broke?
When looking at these questions with the “why” in parenthesis, the question stands out clearly. Understand that our mind will begin to pull from its stored files, EVERY past situation where you worked jobs that you hated or all the moments when you were broke in an effort to provide answers to the questions you have asked. Additionally, your false beliefs also kick in here and give you all the reasons why things always go wrong for you or why you are always broke. Remember the ole “I'm not good enough”, “I'm not worthy”, “I don't deserve it” beliefs? I know this is deep, but not really! The most profound things are the most simple.
This line of self-questioning does not make you feel good about yourself or your outlook. Therefore, you must learn to ask yourself better questions. Ask yourself productive questions. What does a “productive” question look like? These are the top 3 elements of a productive question:

  1. Clear and concise
  2. Generates new possibilities
  3. Always points to an outcome
With the elements of a “productive” question in your possession, the above questions would now look like:
What can I do to discover the career I want?
What can I do to generate more income?
Asking ourselves questions is an important practice, but we must remember to ask the right questions that will keep moving us forward in our evolution. Remember it is the natural order of things that we move forward.
Asking ourselves questions in this positive manner helps energize and excite us. It opens us up to greater possibilities because it creates hope. Instead of making us feel stuck in whatever situation we are currently in, these type of questions propel us into our future by causing us to think of a solution.
Practice this regularly; write down a few questions you may be asking yourself right now. Study them and if they are stated in a negative fashion, restructure them into a more productive question that requires action.
Set a goal to overcome these questions and find a solution then monitor your outcome. You’ll be surprised at how much more productive and energized you’ll become.
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Wishing you the best!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Really Take the Challenge!

You know the average person appears content just getting by. But we all know that’s not really true!
As we get older and take on more responsibility. It gets harder to be motivated to get up and do things we know we should do because they would benefit us in the long run.  Even the thought of taking on an additional activity can seem exhausting. But how will you ever get closer to a personal desire or goal if you don’t do something daily, even a small step, to reach it?
We are in a constant time challenge, dealing with spouses, children, relatives and even friends. We are forced to juggle work, family obligations and social activities. This is just the way our society is structured, and it can certainly take a toll.
So when someone approaches us and says, “Hey, I heard about this 90 day challenge to lose weight and get in shape you wanna join me.”
Now, I know the first thing that comes to my mind is “hmm…..hell to the no, I have waaay too much on to do already!”
Now just stop for a minute……
How many times do we put off something that we know is good for us to do?
Yes, you might skip that little daily nap or miss an episode of your favorite reality tv show with the little free time that you currently have, but wouldn’t you rather be doing something productive with your life then just sitting on the sidelines watching others move forward?
You will always have things to do. And yes life does seem to get more complicated as we get older. And heaven help us should we be faced with dealing with an illness or other serious situation at the moment.
Let me share something with you……
No matter what you are dealing with at the moment even if there is a serious situation you are currently facing. You have to take time out for yourself; physically, mentally, spiritually and in all aspects of your existence.  Because if you do not, things are not going to get better...they will get worse.
Don’t be a typical lazy dreamer or procrastinator!
You will be surprised at what a positive impact doing something that makes you feel better will do for you. We are very interesting creatures and we live in a very interesting world, on all levels. When you make your mind up to move forward, the world around will open up and assist you. Don’t believe me? Try it!
When you decide to take that little extra step…. Just declare it, first to yourself then write it down. And if you choose to, let others know.
Determine to challenge yourself starting TODAY with the first step being to declare what you desire to do. It’s okay if you’re afraid or if you don’t have a clear plan, it starts by declaring it. Let it sink in, think about it today, sleep on it and don’t allow any negative thoughts to abort the idea before you even begin.
So what have you put off that you really desire to do? Where do you feel your challenge should start?
Is it your health?  Exercising? Losing weight?
Is it learning an instrument? A new skill? Starting a business?
Is it Financial? Writing a book?
I’m truly curious…
Like my page Facebook Page and leave a comment about your challenge and do comeback and share your progress.
Wishing you the best!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Onward to Success Using These Daily Strategies!

There are 3 components to this simple daily strategy for success, but the hardest part is committing yourself to actually doing it. Once you commit yourself, the rest is easy peasey.  Success doesn’t come by accident, once you decide what you want, you have to work at it daily.
As you incorporate activities, no matter how small, into your daily routine which move you closer to your goal, you will to see a healthy momentum develop. This will help build your confidence and demystify the whole process of being successful.  Every great achiever implements daily rituals in their lives, so we want you to do the same:
1. Begin a morning ritual which includes the following aspects:
Spiritual – This could include meditation, prayer, gratitude writing, etc. Some form of connection to your Spirit.
Mental – Reading inspiring books, watching videos, any material that will stimulate your mind positively.
 Physical – Yoga, walking in nature, exercise. You want to get your body in motion and work up a sweat.
 Your morning ritual is most effective in durations of 30 minutes to an hour, with an hour being ideal. However, make it suitable for your needs. Keep in mind this is crucial to your strategy for success.
 2.Begin an Evening Review:
Indulge in the “Mirror Exercise” (Author of “Chicken Soup for The Soul”, Jack Canfield)
 ACKNOWLEDGE – With eye contact look in the mirror and acknowledge your wins and victories for the day – big or small. (For example I didn't lose my temper in traffic.)
AFFIRMATIONS – With eye contact look in the mirror and say the 5 core statements or use your own: I am enough, I am worthy & deserving, I forgive myself, I trust myself, I allow myself to receive.
I LOVE YOU – With eye contact look in the mirror and say to yourself “I Love You”!
 These activities are the act of taking care of you, nourishing yourself and working on your self-confidence and esteem. When we take time for ourselves, we are both consciously and subconsciously telling ourselves that we matter and that we are valuable; that our needs are important.
Some may say this is a bunch of hogwash, but the reality is most entrepreneurs are lacking the necessary self confidence and self esteem needed to be successful as a business owner. It will be impossible to attract leaders if you are not a leader yourself. This is precisely why so many people can't seem to make Network Marketing work for them. The time spent on building yourself up will pay off huge dividends. Just ask the top income earners! They will tell you all about the time they invested in THEMSELVES before they saw success. You have to be on “FIRE” and passionate about achieving your goals and the work you are doing. Your enthusiasm will spread like fire and others will catch on.  You just cannot get around it!
3.Write down your daily tasks to complete:
 Calling leads
Social Media posting – adhere to a strict plan and then move on!
Offline marketing including meet-up groups, one-on-one presentations, chamber meetings, drop card marketing.
Whether you do online or offline marketing, or a combination of both, you want to write out your tasks clearly and check them off as you go along during the day. Doing this concrete action plan daily will net you tremendous results; and you will see yourself transform into the leader you knew you could be.
It has been said that once you develop a routine and stick to it for 21 days it becomes a habit. These are the habits of success so you definitely want to take the time to develop them. The benefits will be more than you expect and will pay off much sooner that you can imagine.
If you are ready to develop yourself, your business and your life into what you desire, then follow the breadcrumbs left by the top earners in the industry by clicking here .
All the best!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Network Market Success Action Plan!

Anyone can master the art of Network Marketing with a little bit of effort. Whether you realize it or not, we all network in one form or another. It’s apart of our everyday life.
Networking is a very broad concept that is used in all aspects of our life. In general, it’s about a supportive system of sharing information and services among people with common interests. It’s based on the question “How can I help you?” and not “What can you do for me?”
Though the idea of Network Marketing can be intimidating and hard to understand, it is a very effective way of growing a business and gaining access to opportunities that you wouldn’t usually have.
So how can you become a successful Network Marketer?
Here are the guidelines that you can follow:
1.      Set your goals and expectations.
It is very important to set goals because it helps you identify what you want to accomplish in your business, and the activities required to accomplish them.
In the process of establishing your plan, you want to map out both your short-term and long-term goals. It’s not enough to have them in your mind. You want to write down actionable goals, what it takes to make them happen, and check them off as you go.
Once you have identified your goals, you need to be clear on what kind of results you are expecting. Remember, your expectations should be relative to the amount of time and effort you’re bringing into the business. Don’t anticipate for results if you’re not doing anything.
For example, if you set a short term goal to generate an extra $500 per month in your business, you need to be very specific about what kind of sales and team building is necessary to generate $500.  If your company pays a fast start bonus of $100 for each person you recruit into the business, you know that you need to sign up 5 people every month to generate the extra $500.
However, if you know you can only invest an hour a week into your business, and you won’t make time to prospect, recruit, expose and follow up with leads for your business, then you can’t possibly expect to earn $500 per month based on the limited time that you are investing into your business.
2.      Take ownership of the business.
How? Become the product of your own product. Be a living testimony. Use the product or service of the network marketing company you’ve joined. You have to convince yourself first that the product is effective before you go on telling others about it. Acquire the necessary tools and bring them with you whenever you’re out searching for leads.
3.      Be a Core Person.
In order to become an effective network marketer, you have to be a core person—a leader. Take initiative and become a role model by plugging into the systems and training that your company and team has put in place and do what you are expecting others to do.
Spend time sharpening your axe and discovering your genius by reading books, attending personal development seminars and listening to audio cd’s about your industry. Also go through Youtube and check out free video trainings on personal development, mindset and goal setting.  By undergoing these necessary trainings and skill-building activities, you’ll develop leadership skills that others would be willing to follow and your impact within your organization will become influential and highly respected.
4.      Master the art of Leverage.
Do you want to achieve maximum results by only giving minimum output? That is what leverage in Network Marketing is all about. It is the art of multiplying time and effort by means of duplication.
Duplicate yourself through other people and you can easily multiply your sources of income beyond your expectations. It is best illustrated by using the Five-Step Empowerment Principle of Dr. John Maxwell. This principle is an effective system in developing the potential skills of other people until the craft has been mastered and can be passed on to others.
I DO IT                                                           I Model
I DO IT AND YOU WATCH                         I Mentor
YOU DO IT AND I WATCH                         I Monitor
YOU DO IT                                                   You Move Forward
Network marketing can be a very enjoyable endeavor once you’ve learned the ropes. With the right attitude, preparation, and practice, everything will flow naturally. Before you know it, you’re already on your way to success. Just remember to always live by this formula:
Goals + Actions = Results
All the Best!