Creating a Video Using Simple 3 Step Formula

Creating a Video Simple 3 Part FormulaCreating a video for your business is not as simple as turning on the camera and start talking. It does require a little pre-planning.

What are you trying to do with the video….what is your wanted result? Do you want to brand yourself so people get to know you? Do you want to have people sign up on your list? Do you want people to buy something you have for sale? Do you want to direct people to your blog or Facebook page? Continue reading

How to Disable Notifications Sounds on Facebook

Ding, Chime, Chirp, Ding, Ding!  It was really driving me crazy!   All the noise, noise, noise, noise.  I felt like the Grinch with all the noise from Whoville.grinch

It is all the notifications from Facebook.  I’m on Facebook quite a bit networking and getting leads.  You can click HERE to watch this video to see how I get leads on Facebook.  Before about a week ago, I don’t remember hearing all the sounds coming from Facebook.  Not sure what happened, but I know I have to turn them off.

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What I Learned About My Business From Rice Krispie Treats

rice krispytreatsThis past weekend, I made Rice Krispie Treats for my daughter’s volleyball team.  My daughter and her friends think my Rice Krispies are the best.  And  some moms agree that they are better then they’ve had before.  The moms are asking what I do different that makes them so good.

The funny thing is that I just follow the recipe.  Maybe a few more marsh mellows and a little less Rice Krispies, but for the most part I just follow the recipe.

But for some reason, my Rice Krispies are amazing!

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Act Like You Are Successful… Why Am I Acting?

One of the hardest concepts for me to get was when successful people would tell you to “Act like you are Successful”.   WHAAAAAT?

So am I supposed to go out and buy things I can’t afford or what?  How can I ACT successful when I am NOT successful.  That’s what I used to think when I’d hear this statement.

Well, I’d like to clarify what is meant when you hear “Act like you are Successful”, even before you have received the material things of success.

If you read about or talk to anyone who has achieved lasting success, they are doing things YOU can do right now no matter your level of success.

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Are You Using Your Genie?

genie bookIf you are not improving yourself each and every day with videos, audios or books, then you are missing the boat.

I used to scoff at this “self improvement” and mindset stuff.  I didn’t need that.  Really?

Every expert you listen to or learn from online will tell you that they read books or do something to continue learning and making themselves better.  If they are doing it, why would you scoff at it?

So after rejecting it for years or doing if half way, I jumped in and started reading, listening and watching.

At first I only did it 15 minutes a day.  But I wasn’t seeing any real improvement.  Then a mentor mentioned I should submerge myself into improving myself.  Listen and read for hours a day.

HOURS?  I don’t have time for that.  That was my initial reaction.  But I also believed I needed to get out of my own way and stop making excuses.  Here’s some ideas on how you can fit in hours of  reading, listening and watching into your day. Continue reading

Listen to What…Not Always How

Gurus, experts or experienced marketers are constantly giving you advice on what to do to build a successful business.  They are giving you this advice based on what they’ve been taught and what worked for them.

Most of the advice is similar with a slight twist on it from whatever marketer/expert is giving the advice.  I’d spend wasted time trying to do what the experts would say.  Then I’d beat myself up and feel guilty because I couldn’t do what they said.

STOP THE MADNESS!

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Walt Disney World or Bust… BUSTED!

A few years ago…ok more like 5 years ago, after listening to a training about internet marketing and setting goals, I was pumped up!  You know how it is right after you listen or watch a really good training, how you’re ready to take on the world and tell everyone about it…  at least for a good hour before reality and doubt set in.

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